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                      DarkStone's Spells and Skills FAQ
                                 Version 1.5
                     Based on the PC version of the game
    
    
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                      Written by BaDBoY (badboy_@go.com)
                         On: Sunday, January 19, 2003
                           Last Update - 8/09/2003
    
    
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     <> Disclaimer
     =============
    
     This unpublished work Copyright 2003 BaDBoY
    
     This guide is for private and personal use only. This guide is not to
     be used for profitable  /  promotional purposes;  this includes being
     used by publishers of guides, books, etc.  or being incorporated into
     magazines, etc. in ANY way without contacting the author.  This guide
     was created and is owned by me,  BaDBoY <pink_heat@hotmail.com>.  All
     copyrights and trademarks are acknowledged.
    
     DarkStone(tm) is Copyright 1999 Delphine Software International,  All
     Rights Reserved. Most of the information found in this document are ©
     Electronic Arts, and the Manual is © Electronic Arts.
    
     The following Web sites can post this document:
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       Cheats.de..........http://www.cheats.de/
    
     The following Web sites CANNOT post any of my current and future
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     <> INDEX
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     I.   Introduction
          A. My First Words
          B. Updates History
    
     II.  Spells
    
     III. Skills
          A. Latent Skills
          B. Other Skills
          C. Distribution of Skills Available to the Various Castes
    
     IV.  Conclusion
          A. My Final Words
          B. Thanks to
          C. My Other FAQs
    
    
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     I. Introduction
     ===============
    
          A. My First Words
          -----------------
    
          Welcome to this Spells and Skills FAQ for DarkStone on the PC.
     Here, you'll find the lists of the Spells and Skills in the game,
     which have been taken from the Manual. If you don't have it, this
     file will surely help you. Also, don't forget to check the other FAQs
     written by the others in GameFAQs out. There should be no update, but
     who knows?
    
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          B. Updates History
          ------------------
    
       <> Version 1.0 - 1/20/2003
            - Wrote all of this.
    
       <> Version 1.5 - 8/09/2003
            - Fixed some things.
            - Added three sites in the allowed Web sites list that has
              this document.
    
    
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     II. Spells
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          The Spells here are listed alphabatecally...
    
    
     O  Absorption
        Absorbs the enemies vital energy during combat. The player can
        pick up life points using this.
    
     O  Antidote
        Is used to heal characters who have been poisoned.
    
     O  Berserker
        Increases the character's armour class, speed of attack and chance
        of gaining a hit during a certain period of time. You can also win
        life points.
    
     O  Confusion
        Plunges an enemy into total confusion, making him go and attack
        his comrades.
    
     O  Death Dome
        Creates a protection dome around a character. Anyone who tries to
        break through it will be injured.
    
     O  Detection
        Helps detect magic objects, which are then highlighted in blue.
    
     O  Fear
        Causes panic amidst the enemy lines.
    
     O  Fire Ball
        Launches fire balls.
    
     O  Flame Thrower
        Launches huge flames at enemy targets.
    
     O  Food
        Provides your character with food.
    
     O  Forgetfulness
        Causes you to temporarily forget spells for monsters and erases
        the enemy players' pre-selected spells.
    
     O  Haste
        Allows you to move faster.
    
     O  Healing
        Provides healing.
    
     O  Invisibility
        Makes a character invisible to everyone, but he may be given away
        by his footsteps.
    
     O  Invocation
        Invokes a fire golem which attacks your enemies.
    
     O  Light
        Creates a luminous aura around your character. Its power depends
        on your character's experience level.
    
     O  Magic Ball
        Is similar to a mine and explodes on contact with the opponent or
        when a certain period of time has elapsed.
        It can be used to booby-trap chests.
    
     O  Magic Door
        Creates a door that allows your character to go back and forward
        between the dungeon and town.
    
     O  Magic Missile
        Launches magic projectiles.
    
     O  Mutation
        Turns the enemy target into a chicken.
    
     O  Night Vision
        Allows you to see the enemy better in dark areas.
    
     O  Poison Cloud
        Produces a green cloud which poisons anyone who approaches it.
    
     O  Reflection
        Rebounds any spells cast or projectiles thrown at you onto your
        aggressor.
    
     O  Resurrection
        Allows you to revive your character.
    
     O  Slowness
        Slows down your enemy target's speed of movement and combat.
    
     O  Spark
        Throws sparks at a target.
    
     O  Stone
        Turns the target creature to stone.
    
     O  Storm
        Pushes back any enemy at close range to the thrower. Any enemy
        touching a wall gets damage points against him.
    
     O  Telekinesis
        Can be used to open up chests, pick up objects and pull levers
        from a distance.
    
     O  Thunder
        Throws lightning bolts at the enemy.
    
     O  Wall of Fire
        Creates a wall of fire.
    
    
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     III. Skills
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          A. Latent Skills
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     O  Communion
        Ability to recover mana stocks more quickly.
    
     O  Language
        Ability to decode coded messages (Multiplayer mode only).
    
     O  Learning
        Ability to quickly increase your character's experience.
    
     O  Master of Arms
        Ability to increase speed of attack and chances of a successful
        hit.
    
     O  Perception
        Ability to detect traps.
    
     O  Trade
        Ability to bargain over the price you want to buy or sell an item
        at.
    
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          B. Other Skills
          ---------------
    
     O  Concentration
        Ability to enhance your character's physical attributes
        temporarily (strength and dexterity).
    
     O  Defusing
        Ability to undo traps.
    
     O  Detection
        Ability to detect magic objects.
    
     O  Exorcism
        Ability to remove spells from cursed objects carried by another
        player.
    
     O  Forester
        Ability to find food.
    
     O  Identification
        Ability to identify all unknown objects.
    
     O  Lycanthropy
        Ability to change your character into a werewolf. (All the magic
        points are used for strength).
    
     O  Medicine
        Ability to heal others.
    
     O  Meditation
        Ability to temporarily increase your number of mana points.
    
     O  Orientation
        Ability to display the entire map for the regions and dungeons for
        a given period of time.
    
     O  Prayer
        Ability to increase your character's armour class.
    
     O  Recharging
        Ability to recharge the magic objects you have.
    
     O  Repair
        Ability to repair the weapons you have.
    
     O  Silence
        Ability of your character to move around without being noticed by
        his opponents.
    
     O  Theft
        Ability to rob the characters you meet.
    
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          C. Distribution of Skills Available to the Various Castes
          ---------------------------------------------------------
    
     <> Warriors
          - Concentration
          - Forester
          - Learning
          - Master of Arms
          - Orientation
          - Repair
          - Trade
    
     <> Thieves
          - Defusing
          - Identification
          - Learning
          - Perception
          - Silence
          - Theft
          - Trade
    
     <> Wizards
          - Communion
          - Detection
          - Identification
          - Language
          - Learning
          - Lycanthropy (the Sorceress only)
          - Meditation
          - Recharging
    
     <> Priests
          - Communion
          - Exorcism
          - Learning
          - Master of Arms
          - Medicine
          - Perception
          - Prayer
    
    
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     IV. Conclusion
     ==============
    
          A. My Final Words
          -----------------
    
          I enjoyed making this in-depth FAQ. I hope it was useful to you.
     If you are making a walkthrough for this game, and want to take the
     things here, you can do so, as long as you've e-mailed me before.
     Have a good play.
    
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          B. Thanks to
          ------------
    
          I'd like to give thanks to...
    
     <> DarkStone™'s Game Manual
        For the names and descriptions of the Spells and Skills found in
        this document.
    
     <> Electronic Arts and Delphine Software International
        For making such a good game.
    
     <> Loic Belland
        For writing the Manual of DarkStone™.
    
     <> CJayC, Webmaster of GameFAQs
        For making the best game guides Web site ever on the WWW.
    
     <> You
        For reading or even scrolling my file down. Without you, this may
        not be possible. Thanks a lot.
    
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          C. My Other FAQs
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          You can also have a look at my other projects in GameFAQs. The
     number of them currently is small, but it'll grow, I'm sure. Go to:
    
           http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/24337.html
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     This unpublished work Copyright 2003 BaDBoY
    
     This guide is for private and personal use only. This guide is not to
     be used for profitable  /  promotional purposes;  this includes being
     used by publishers of guides, books, etc.  or being incorporated into
     magazines, etc. in ANY way without contacting the author.  This guide
     was created and is owned by me,  BaDBoY <pink_heat@hotmail.com>.  All
     copyrights and trademarks are acknowledged.
    
     DarkStone(tm) is Copyright 1999 Delphine Software International,  All
     Rights Reserved. Most of the information found in this document are ©
     Electronic Arts, and the Manual is © Electronic Arts.
    
     The following Web sites can post this document:
       GameFAQs...........http://www.gamefaqs.com/
       DLH.net............http://dlh.net/
       IGN FAQs...........http://faqs.ign.com/
       Cheats.de..........http://www.cheats.de/
    
     The following Web sites CANNOT post any of my current and future
     FAQs:
       PS2 Cheater........http://www.ps2cheater.com/
    
    
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