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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 This unpublished work Copyright 2003 BaDBoY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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 The following Web sites CANNOT post any of my current and future
 FAQs:
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 <> INDEX
 ========

 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
 ==========

      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
 ===========

      A. Latent Skills
      ----------------

 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
      ----------------

      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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      Lastly, don't forget that this guide is...


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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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