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    Kenji's Journey - Obtainable Hero Guide
    
    Guide by: Paulo Ezekiel Dignos
    Pseudonyms: greyback17
                a_po_ca_lypse
    
    
    
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    The tale of the guide (Version history):
    
    =Version 1.00=
    Date begun: 8/16/08
     >> I just wrote this FAQ.
    
    =Version 1.05=
    Date of update: 10/21/08
     >> Added new hero, Tao for serpent path.
     >> Added info in credits section.
    
    =Version 2=
    Date of update: 05/19/09
     >> Added an information about Tao of the Serpent Path.
     >> Added FAQ section
     >> Changed the layout of the guide
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    {Note: My FAQ contains some unwarned "spoilers". Be alert!}
    
    
    
    
    
    
    			**Preface**
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    I thought of making this guide when I was taking a walk inside the
    message board of this game. One member said that there is no guide
    here that states an assured way of getting heroes in Kenji's Journey.
    I decided to make one, so that I can at least help others :)
    Okay, it's time to start the guide. I'll try to make things clear so
    that people can understand. Are you ready? Let's start.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    			**Introduction**
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    Hello people! It's my second guide, again for Liquid Entertainment's
    Battle Realms! Now, our topic is about heroes, or what we call the
    Zen Masters! Zen Masters are special characters that are too different from
    normal units. They have single ability that creates either devastating
    effects on opponents or useful effects on allies. These abilities are not
    free, they need certain amount of Stamina in order for them to use it. As long
    as the hero has the required stamina, he'll be able to use his/her ability.
    Abilities can either be an AOE effect, single target, single time effect or
    continuous effect. AOE or Area Of Effect abilities affects an area rather than
    a single target. An example is when you throw a bomb to an area, a bomb will
    not kill only a single unit but will rather damage all units on the area where
    it was thrown. An example of an area of effect ability is Otomo's Battle Cry
    wherein all allies around him will have their attack damage increased.
    Thus, the area of effect talked about was the area around him. All AOEs has
    their limits. Single target abilities requires you to target a specific allied
    unit or a specific spot on the map. After selecting that specific unit, the
    effect takes place. Single time effects needs some explanation. When you click
    the icon of this kind of ability, the ability icon will be highlighted. This
    means that on your next attack, the effect of the ability will take place.
    The best example is Kenji's BG. Its description is "The next attack does
    double damage", this means that when you click the icon, it will be
    highlighted and the next attack does double damage. Continuous effect drains
    your stamina until it's already depleted. Once you click it, the effect takes
    place while it slowly or quickly drains your stamina. Some Zen Masters,
    however, has special innate ability wherein they can interact without using
    stamina. Example is Kenji's special attack. And before you ask, Yin/Yangs in
    original BR increases the damage of these heroes. Zen Masters can also be
    acquired/revived in a structure called Keep. Well, that's all I can say for
    the Zen Masters. I hope everyone will like my second FAQ.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    			**The Guide**
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    Before anything else, let me put a list of all acquirable heroes
    first.
    
    The names of the two paths are only made by me
    
    Path of Righteousness (Dragon Path)
    - Otomo
    - Shinja
    - Garrin
    - Arah
    - Gaihla
    - Soban
    - Kazan
    - Tao
    - Monks
    - Ninjas
    
    Way of the Wicked (Serpent Path)
    - Otomo
    - Shinja
    - Vetkin
    - Budo
    - Utara
    - Koril
    - Ninjas
    - Monks
    - Tao
    
    
    Alright. Look at the list and see if there is one hero that surprised
    you, saying that you missed him/her. If there is, then kindly read
    this guide to know how to get him/her.
    
    
    Now, are you ready for your tour trip around the BR for these Zen Master??
    If you are... Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for take off!!
    
    
    
    
    Dragon Path:
    
    /* Otomo */
    How to get:
    =- Finish the first mission. He'll join you automatically after helping the
    helpless peasants.
    Comments:
    He has strong attack damage. His battle gear raises his attack power so as his
    allies' around him. His strong attack power begets his weaker defense and
    slower movement speed. When he runs, he runs slowly and running consumes his
    stamina faster than normal. His attack speed is fair.
    
    
    /* Shinja */
    How to get:
    =- Make him submit by finishing the second and third mission. If you
    will pick the eastern province first, you must kill all enemies
    first then destroy Shinja's keep and defeat him in the other province.
    But if you're going to choose the western province first, you must
    destroy his keep first and defeat him in the other province.
    Comments:
    His twin swords are tempered with poison so on every attack he inflicts, he 
    also injects poison on his prey. He has fair attack damage and high defense
    and faster movement speed. His BG enfeebles nearby opponent's attacks for few
    seconds, this makes his high defense more useful. In Dragon Clan, he seeks
    opponents himself.
    
    
    /* Garrin */
    How to get:
    =- After the first and second mission, when you are now working to
    get to the Swan's Pool, pick the middle path and just finish it.
    Remember to keep him alive so that you'll attain him.
    Comments:
    =- I don't actually use him in combat but I know he is a powerful
    fighter. I think he has fair defense and he has a long sword.
    You can capture horse easily with him, though one whistle consumes all of his
    stamina.
    
    /* Arah */
    How to get:
    =- On your road to Swan's Pool, pick the western path wherein you'll
    fight the unprepared wolf miners. In the start of mission, move a
    little north and you'll see her. Save her, and she's yours. Make sure
    to keep her alive okay?
    Note: Getting Arah wil prevent you from getting Garrin.
    Comments:
    POWERFUL. That's it! Her shining arrows swallows every opponents' life. Her
    Her attack range is sniper-like. What else do you expect?? However,
    when engaged by melee opponent, she is toasted. So keep her away 
    from melee fighters.
    
    /* Gaihla */
    How to get:
    =- After the thief has stolen the orb, meaning you already finished the
    serpentholm mission, you are going to take another three paths.
    Picking the middle path will let you take Gaihla. She is in the
    middle of map. Not exactly as middle, but she is on middle part of
    the map. She is being harrassed by some pitch slingers. Save her and
    let her live for the rest of mission and she's yours.
    Comments:
    She's not a good fighter but she'll be good if used correctly.
    She also has another ability of growing crops. She also can heal a
    group of troops fully.
    
    /* Soban */
    How to get:
    =- Forget Gaihla and pick the eastern path rather to get Soban. The
    eastern path is where you'll deal with the Lotus clan. Build a very
    powerful team and charge to the southern part of map. Don't kill
    anything first. Just go down and make a peaceful trip to the south.
    After going to the south, you'll see a high ground with cliff on top.
    Climb up to the top of that high ground and reach the cliff. You'll
    see Soban with his two acolytes arguing with Koril. After the argue,
    you'll see Koril teleport away and Soban will walk. You can already
    control him but he'll just disobey you and will run around like an
    autistic person. If he's like that, you'll just be forced to restart
    your mission since he'll just disappoint you. So just let him walk
    by himself and guard him against opposing attacks. Remember that he
    resisted the Lotus clan so the whole Lotus clan will come and
    destroy him. Defend him without losing your team until he walks to
    his destination. He wants to go to Issyl's base and wants to destroy
    it, So help him and after destroying all opposing forces, he's yours.
    Keep him alive until the end of mission to successfully get him.
    Comments:
    Great fighter. His attacks deal fair damage both to units and
    buildings. His golems help a lot in industrial and military purposes.
    Industrial, for farming and water collecting. Military, for
    detonation.
    
    /* Kazan */
    How to get:
    =- He'll be under your control in the Swan's Pool mission.
    He'll return in the Dragon Spire mission and will be with you for
    the rest of the game.
    Comments:
    Slow but building destroyer. Use his battlegear against a building
    and watch it burn to ground quickly. YOu can also watch peasants
    exert their efforts, trying to extinguish the fire. But you can't
    let that happen, blow their buildings out and make them run for
    their lives. But you'll soon run for Kazan's life if the opponents'
    fighters come.
    
    /* Tao and the ninjas */
    How to get:
    =- He says he is the master of balance but we'll reject the balance
    by picking the ninja's path after defeating the traitor Shinja with
    his Lotus allies. Reject the balance because this mission is NOT
    balanced. This is pretty easy. Destroy the soul flame with Tao still
    standing on ground and he, together with the ninjas, is yours.
    Comments:
    Tao's reversal of fortune is cool. You'll see all melee attackers
    suffer with this battlegear activated. The problem is his low HP.
    For ninjas, they are good fighters but not as good as the monks.
    They are better scouts than fighters.
    
    /* Monks */
    How to get:
    =- Forget that ninja-monk and take pure monks by picking the western
    path and not picking the eastern-ninja path. Finish this mission by
    protecting the monastery and defeating the lotus clan. Don't try to
    destroy the ninjas, they are infinite in number.
    Comments:
    Powerful fighters! Too powerful that their bare body parts, fists and
    feet can blow opponents' body! If they're low on health and stamina
    after battle, they can meditate to quickly regenerate life and stamina.
    However, meditation will put their guard down and will make them accept more
    damage.
    
    
    Serpent Path:
    
    /* Otomo */
    How to get:
    =- Pick western path as your second mission and after finishing it,
    you'll attain Otomo.
    Comments:
    He has strong attack damage. His battle gear raises his attack power so as his
    allies' around him. His strong attack power begets his weaker defense and
    slower movement speed. When he runs, he runs slowly and running consumes his
    stamina faster than normal. His attack speed is fair.
    
    /* Shinja */
    How to get:
    =- Make him submit by finishing the second and third mission. If you
    will pick the eastern province first, you must kill all enemies
    first then destroy Shinja's keep and defeat him in the other province.
    But if you're going to choose the western province first, you must
    destroy his keep first and defeat him in the other province.
    Comments:
    His twin swords are tempered with poison so on every attack he inflicts, he
    also injects poison on his prey. He has fair attack damage and high defense
    and faster movement speed. His BG enfeebles nearby opponent's attacks for few
    seconds, this makes his high defense more useful. He's an alter-ego of Dragon
    Path Shinja. Here, he just stands and though his opponents are attacking him,
    he'll just stand there and wait to die. You will be forced to control him and
    keep your eye on him ALWAYS.
    
    /* Vetkin */
    How to get:
    =- Take the middle path. Demolish the local traders and he'll join
    you. If not, finish the mission without him being killed and you
    can get him.
    Comments:
    He's a fast runner. Running never drains his stamina so he can run around and
    scout the map. His battle gear depletes nearby opponents' stamina in an
    instant.
    
    /* Budo */
    How to get:
    =- Getting Vetkin will never prevent you from getting Budo. I always
    get Budo after taking Vetkin. He'll be taken after the swan's pool
    mission, a perfect time for him to be taken. Just put your characters
    to the west and make Kenji talk to him. Let that perverted fat
    harrass your geisha and he's yours. Make sure this fat one don't die.
    Comments:
    High defense and fair damage. His battlegear is to force peasants to
    work harder. This costs peasants life and over usage can kill your
    peasants. Use wisely not harshly. However, he's insanely slow and running
    quickly drains his stamina.
    Note: Killing own peasants can also be done for fun. You can also
    watch peasants run as fast as they could after few whips from Budo.
    
    /* Utara */
    How to get:
    =- After that foolish thief escapes to the north and tries to find
    some allies, you'll be on your way to choose from three provinces
    again. Choosing the western will let you get Utara. The cutscene
    at the beginning will let you know where she is. She is at the
    middle of the map. Just go near the keep and she'll show herself.
    Let her live until the end of mission as usual to use her throughout
    the game.
    Comments:
    A single normal attack will poison and stun all nearby enemies.
    She can actually kill a group of enemies if her HP is enough. Her
    battlegear damages every opponent near her. She's very powerful
    offender but very weak defender.
    
    /* Koril */
    How to get:
    =- Instead of taking that black geisha Utara, take the eastern path
    wherein you'll take on the final battalion of Lotus. Just charge to
    his base. Take enough HP away from him and he'll join you. Usual
    activity of making a new hero live for the rest of mission is a
    must.
    Comments:
    Range attacks don't work on this guy. He can teleport anywhere in
    one blink that costs about three-fourths of his stamina
    and can deal real damage on enemies.
    
    /* Ninjas */
    How to get:
    =- Take the ninja's path and destroy the soul flame and the wolf
    clan. Better to take out the wolf clan first so that some ninjas will
    still be on your side. But if you are consumed by your evil self,
    betray your friend ninja and destroy his beloved soul flame and take
    on both wolf and ninja team.
    Comments:
    They are good fighters but not as good as the monks.
    They are better scouts than fighters.
    
    /* Monks */
    How to get:
    =- If your conscience is already consumed by Kenji's evil doings in
    serpent path, you can now ignore the originally bad ninjas and make
    the monks worse than ninjas. Take the monk path and destroy their
    monastery to take control over them.
    Comments:
    Powerful fighters! Too powerful that their bare body parts, fists and
    feet can blow opponents' body! If they're low on health and stamina
    after battle, they can meditate to quickly regenerate life. However,
    meditation will put their guard down and will make them accept more
    damage.
    
    /* Tao */
    How to get:
    =- If you choose to demolish the faith and goodness of monks, cheer up!
    You can rise with new evil clan together with the master of balance.
    Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome our new comrade...... TAO!!!
    (A round of applause)
    To get him, go to the right side of the map when the mission starts. You
    will see him being attacked by monks. Rescue him, keep him alive and 
    he's yours.
    Comments:
    He has a powerful battlgear. All melee attackers will surely suffer 
    with his battlegear. Activating the Reversal Of Fortune will consume his
    stamina quickly but might also consume the Hit Points of melee attackers
    quickly as well.
    
    
    
    That's it!
    All heroes listed and how to take them surely.
    I hope this will help some people and I hope everyone will like this.
    If I missed a hero, please contact me in my e-mail.
    
    
    
    
    
    			Frequently Asked Questions:
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    Q: I never saw Tao in the map of the monks! Who told you that,my friend?
    A: Darksmile08 e-mailed me about his ability to be obtained in serpent's path.
    I don't know the reason why you can't see him there because I still haven't
    tried it yet. Now, I'm planning to test it myself. However, I will still wait
    for someone to confirm about this, thanks in advance.
    
    
    
    If you have some questions, my e-mail is here to recieve your questions. I'd
    be glad to answer.
    
    
    
    				Footnote
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    Okay here is the end of the guide. Thanks for reading it and I hope to have
    any feedbacks from y'all.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    				Credits
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    I thank the following A LOT! They are part of the root of this guide. Without
    them we don't have this guide. Thanks a lot!
    
    God- for giving me the knowledge to this. I know it's His plan!
    Darksmile08- For giving information about Tao. Thanks for the info man!!
    Max Payne- for informing me about Tao trick.
    Gamefaqs- for letting me submit this file!
    Liquid Entertainment- for developing this game.
    Notepad- without this, I can't write this.
    Keyboard- I can't type without this.
    
    
    
    
    
    Copyright 2008-2009 Paulo Ezekiel Dignos

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