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                        SWORDSMANS'S GUIDE
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                           CONTENTS
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I.    INTRODUCTION
      (UPLOADS)
II.   UPDATES
      1.0
      2.0
      3.0
      4.0
      5.0
      6.0
      7.0
      8.0
      9.0
     10.0
     11.0
     12.0
     13.0
III.  RAGNAROK ONLINE?
IIII. SWORDSMAN
V.    THE VARIOUS SWORDSMAN
VI.    SKILLS
      (Part 1: Novice)
      (Part 2: Swordsman)
VII.   EQUIPMENT
VIII.  FAQS
IX. CREDITS
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                         I. INTRODUCTION
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Hi, I'm Yeang Chiong, a.k.a RayKnight, this is my first guide and I
hope that you'll find this guide useful. If there are any mistakes
that I've made in this guide,please feel free to e-mail me at:

                     wongyeangchiong@hotmail.com

Firstly, I've two person I'd like to credit two person, without them,
I'd be lost as I wasn't able to find out how can I create a guide,
they are Draysoth and Cyberz. Thank you both very much. And for
all of you, I hope that you'll enjoy reading my guide! A very big
thanks to you.
                  This guide is for the P2P version!
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                         I. INTRODUCTION (UPLOADS)
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                                GameFAQS
                              Cheat Happens
                                Neoseeker
                                   DHL
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                           II. UPDATES
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1.0  - Thanks to Dennis Ngan (Masta Boi) for correcting my spellings,
       I have corrected all spelling errors and if there is anything,
       feel free to mail me, thank you.

2.0  - I have many spelling mistakes and I have corrected them. And
       various information for Bash, Provoke and Endure were added.

3.0  - I've given this guide to GameFAQS and Cheat Happens, I'd like
       to thank GameFAQS and Cheat Happens for selecting this guide,
       thank you very much.

4.0  - I've also given permission to Neoseeker to upload my guide,
       I'd also like to thank Neoseeker. I've found out that the
       Gemmed Sallet disappeared from Geffen.And I updated the
       recommended Two Handed Sword. And a few other informations
       under the 'SWORDSMAN' section.

5.0  - I've notice that I didn't add information for Endure, so I had
       them written down now.

6.0  - I've done proper formatting so that the text and words
       are not hard to read.

7.0  - I forgotten that Joe the Dude's website was no longer in use,
       and I forgot to remove the website address stated here, I've
       written a new address, enjoy the new site. Its called Library
       of Prontera, which resembles Joe the Dude's.

8.0  - I've given DLH, Germany's biggest Computer Gaming Fan site,
       the permission to upload my guide, I'd like to thank them for
       selecting my guide, thank you very much.

9.0  - I'd forgotten to credit DHL so I had it updated now. Secondly,
       I'd like to make amendments to the equipment section. And from
       what I think it'd be good for a Swordsman.

10.0 - I updated the equipment list for the Swordsman. Because I find
       some equipment unsuitable for the Swordsman. I am making minor
       alignments.

11.0 - I have given SGSB Online Gaming, Singapore Social Board, to
       upload my guide. I'd like to thank them and now I'm part of
       the website as well. Thank you very much. I also update some
       information on the Swordsman section as well as the credit
       section. I'll continue to update this guide. So be sure to look
       out for it.

12.0 - Finally after a long break I decide to once again, update my
       guide. For the benefit of others and for myself. And since
       SGSB Onling Gaming website is no longer running, I take the
       name off. I added a few more section to the guide.

13.0 - I have finally done some updating. Added a little more
       information and removed whatever that was, in the first place
       unnessesary. Thanks to some of my friends who updated me with
       some new information. Proper credits will be given to them. I
       have seen some websites with my guide on it. Though its okay
       to put my guide as long as you don't amend its content and
       stuff like that. But some are not updated ones, so for website
       who wishes to have a copy of my guide, kindly e-mail me to get
       the latest version.
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                       III. RAGNAROK ONLINE?
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Ragnarok Online is a Multi-Player Role Playing game, it has a mixed
graphics of 2D characters and 3D enviorment. Kinda like Legend Of
Mana. With various function later in the game as they continue to
patch and update.

The minimum requirement for running Ragnarok Online:

OS:    Windows 95/98/ME/2000 CPU: Pentium II with speed 400 or higher

SOUND: Direct Sound Compatible
       3D Sound Effects

Compatible VGA set:
       NVIDIA RIVA TNT, GeForce 1/2
       Matrox G200/G400
       3DFX Voodoo 3 2000 or above
       S3 Savage 3D, Savage 4, Savage 2000
       ATI Radeon or above

Other VGA set:
       AGP 2X, VideoRam:8 MB or above, 3D Accelerator
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Basic Control:

ESC          - Execute either 'Exit to Windows' or 'Return to game'.

F12          - Execute hotkeys window.

F1 to F9     - Shortcut to use hotkeys item, using 'Alt' and 'E' to
               open invetory and drag and drop method to the hotkeys
               window.

F10          - Adjust the size of the chat window.

F11          - Exit all windows leaving chat window and basic
               information.

Page Up/Down - To scroll the text in the chat window.

Print Screen - Takes screenshot.
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                       IIII. SWORDSMAN
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Swordsman base mainly on his/her HP(Health Points) and the
ATK(Attack), mainly increases in his STR(Strength) and VIT(Vitality).

They train with a team, mainly consist of another Swordsman, and one
or two Acolyte to provide healing.

To get started, make sure your character have a Job Level 10. Then
you can change into a Swordsman. When you first create your character,
move all your Luck and Intelligence to Strength and Agility. While
leaving the other two stats, Dexterity and Vitality untouch.

Once you get to the world of Ragnarok. Start by leveling up your
character ensuring that your Job Level will be 10. Once you
manage to get 10 Job Level. Go to Izlude, to locate yourself,
type /where, to find out where you are, once you see that you
are located at Prontera Field, walk around and ask for direction
from friendly people to where Izlude is located.

Once you reach Izlude, remember to thank your saviour. Head to the
town of Izlude, once you get there and walk pass two bridge.
Walk to North-West, the Swordsman Guild will be located there,
if you enter the wrong shop and enter an Armoury instead,
the Swordsman Guild is just West of it. Don't worry, no quest is
required in order to become a Swordsman.

I'd also recommend you to buy goods and equipment from merchants,
as they tend to sell cheaper than NPC. A few items are the Tsurugi,
Glove, Rosary, and the rare Two Handed Sword which was removed
from the NPCs' shop and not to forget the Gemmed Sallet. Now that
Ragnarok has been updated. You can actually change your job to
a Knight.

Steps to be a Swordsman:

1. Make sure your Novice's job level is 10 and have all Novice's
   skills learnt.

2. Go to Izlude, if you need help getting there, do ask for
   directions.

3. Once you reach Izlude, pass the two bridge, depending on how you
   rotate your map, you can still ask for directions.

4. Please note that most of the Swordsman's equipments are sold in
   Prontera and Izlude.

Notes: After you change your class, your maximum level is 99 and your
       maximum Job Level is 50.
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                   V. THE VARIOUS SWORDSMAN (Part 1)
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This section, you'll learn about 3 different types of Swordsman.
The CRUSADER, KNIGHT and the LANCER.
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CRUSADER: 1 Handed Swordsman
You are a person who does not really wish to attack. But to aid and
you fight only to defend yourself. Not to hurt and deal a large amount
of damage.

Tips: Max Out Endure, 1 Handed Sword Mastery and HP Recovery.

Why?
Endure will give you time to do recover from being attacked. So you'd
need it if you want to do something else besides attacking.

1 Handed Sword Mastery cause the Alternate Class have a few skill
to do with Shield. And you'd need it since you're using 1 Handed.

HP Recovery is to save time from asking an Aco or a Priest/ess to heal
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KNIGHT: 2 Handed Swordsman
You are a person who likes to beat and bash people up badly. You
ALWAYS attack headon. Regardless of whatever HP is left of you.
Though you heal, but you rely mostly on an Aco or a Priest/ess to heal
you.

Tips: Max Out 2 Handed Sword Mastery, Bash, Provoke and HP Recovery.

Why?
2 Handed Sword Mastery is to help you deal a large amount of damage
with a 2 Handed Sword.

Bash deal a maximum of 400% of the damage which you'll need.

Provoke decrease the other party's defense but icreases their attack
power. And since you'd be attacking head on most of the time. You'll
need this skill.

HP Recovery, again with the same reason. You'll heal yourself without
the help of an Aco or a Priest/ess.

Note: You'll need at least a level 3 Magnum Break to get a skill call
      Bowling Bash for the Knight.
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LANCER: Spears and Lances Swordsman
You are a person who enjoy using spear, pike or lance. You like to
be a bit different from others. And your favourite character is CID
from FF7. You do not like to use shield either, but likes to attack
in a unique fashion...with LANCE/SPEAR.

Tips: Max out 2 Handed Sword Mastery, Bash, Provoke and HP Recovery.

Why?
The same reason as the one stated above.

Note: You'll need a level 3 Magnum Break for Bowling Bash. I heard
      they work well with Lancers.
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                   V. THE VARIOUS SWORDSMAN (Part 2)
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This section, I will tell you about the various Swordsman that exist
in the world of Ragnarok Online. And besides that. I'd also put in
advice on what you should use and what your stat points would be like.

AGI Swordie - Agility Swordsman a.k.a Lightning

AGI MUST be 99

Comments: Personally, my favourite type of Swordsman. But the only
          thing about it is the lack of STR and VIT. But you can
          keep on dodging and attacking. But once you get smacked,
          you'll lose alot, and yes, ALOT of HP.

Gnoserif's Opinion: I use an AGI Swordie. Since the speed that the
                    Swordie swing his sword is wayyy...cool!

Recommended: All three types of Swordsman
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VIT Swordie - Vitality Swordsman a.k.a Walking Tank

VIT MUST be 99

Comments: I didn't really try this Swordsman out, but most of the
          time while you're playing as a VIT Swordsman. You can tank
          for people and your HP Recovery is extremely fast. What
          you lack is probably the STR and DEX. So you should increase
          them to suit you.

Recommended: Crusader or Knight
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STR Swordie - Strength Swordsman a.k.a Walking Bomb

STR MUST be 99
      or
STR & DEX MUST be AT LEAST 50 each

Comments: If you are to use this Swordsman. Make sure that you buy
          lots of pots cause you're gonna neeed loads of 'em. You'll
          take extreme damage and you'll also deal extreme damage.

Recommended: Knight or Lancer
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                     VI. SKILLS (Part 1) NOVICE
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When you start, your character will first be a Novice, you'll need
to have a Job level of 10 to be a Swordsman, because you're a Novice,
your Job Levels will be different from the other classes Job Levels.
You'll start with Level 1 with no skills, so when you're at Job
Level 2, you can then level up your first skill.

Here is the list of the Novice's skills, abilities and
additional information:

Level 1 - Trading and dealing

          Allows you to trade with other characters in the game
          and exchange items.
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Level 2 - Emotions

          Allows you to express 'Emotions' by hitting the
          'Alt' and 'Number' keys. eg. Alt + 2 to express confusion
          And to play scissors, paper, stone with the 'Ctrl' and
          '-/=/\' keys.
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Level 3 - Stand and Sit

          Allows your character to sit and stand by hitting the
          'Insert' key, your character's HP (Hit points) and
          SP (Skill points) will regenerate faster than the usual
          rate when you stand.
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Level 4 - Chatroom

          Allows you to create a chatroom with the 'Alt' and 'C'
          key.
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Level 5 - Join a party

          Allows your character to join a party that others have
          created, note that you are only allowed to join one
          party at a time. To quit a party, simply type in
          '/leave' in the chat window.
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Level 6 - Storage System

          Allows you to store and transfer item by the 'Kapra Storage'
          system, this can be done by locating a female 'Kapra'
          worker at towns.

          Bewarn that you cannot transfer item from Chaos to Loki
          and vice-versa. Note: Chaos and Loki are the servers.
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Level 7 - Create Party

          Allows you to create your own party by typing '/organize'
          followed by your party's name in the chat window.
          eg. /organize Relics to name your party 'Relics'.

          You can invite people to your party by clicking on them
          and choosing invite.
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Level 8 - Player Kill (PK)

          Allows PK (Player Kill) function, but this function isn't
          working yet
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Level 9 - Choosing of class

          Allows you to choose your class.
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                    VI. SKILLS (Part 2) SWORDSMAN
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The Swordsman have a number of skills that allows him to execute
damaging moves. Skills like Increase HP Recovery are calculated by
every 10 seconds, so for every 10 seconds, it auto recover your HP
base on your skill level.

SP are Skill Points, SP are used like mana, to cast spells and to
execute moves. For certain skills like Bash, the higher your level
of that skill, the more SP consumed in order to execute, but the
damage will be deadly.

Here is the list of the skills, abilities and additional information:

1 Handed Sword Mastery {Passive}:

      Level 1  - Attack Strength + 3
      Level 2  - Attack Strength + 6
      Level 3  - Attack Strength + 9
      Level 4  - Attack Strength + 12
      Level 5  - Attack Strength + 15
      Level 6  - Attack Strength + 18
      Level 7  - Attack Strength + 21
      Level 8  - Attack Strength + 24
      Level 9  - Attack Strength + 27
      Level 10 - Attack Strength + 30
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2 Handed Sword Mastery {Passive}:
Requirement:Level 5 '1 Handed Sword Mastery'

      Level 1  - Attack Strength + 3
      Level 2  - Attack Strength + 6
      Level 3  - Attack Strength + 9
      Level 4  - Attack Strength + 12
      Level 5  - Attack Strength + 15
      Level 6  - Attack Strength + 18
      Level 7  - Attack Strength + 21
      Level 8  - Attack Strength + 24
      Level 9  - Attack Strength + 27
      Level 10 - Attack Strength + 30
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Increase HP Recovery {Passive}:

      Level 1  - + 5  Every 10 Seconds
      Level 2  - + 10 Every 10 Seconds
      Level 3  - + 15 Every 10 Seconds
      Level 4  - + 20 Every 10 Seconds
      Level 5  - + 25 Every 10 Seconds
      Level 6  - + 30 Every 10 Seconds
      Level 7  - + 35 Every 10 Seconds
      Level 8  - + 40 Every 10 Seconds
      Level 9  - + 45 Every 10 Seconds
      Level 10 - + 50 Every 10 Seconds
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Bash {Active}:
Skill Point: 8  (Level 1 - 5)
             15 (Level 6 - 10)

      Level 1  - + 133%
      Level 2  - + 166%
      Level 3  - + 199%
      Level 4  - + 232%
      Level 5  - + 265%
      Level 6  - + 298%
      Level 7  - + 331%
      Level 8  - + 364%
      Level 9  - + 397%
      Level 10 - + 430%

      Increasing your Dexterity will also increase your damage dealt.
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Provoke {Active}:
Skill Point: 10

              ATK Increase|  DEF Decrease
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      Level 1  - + 2 %    |     - 6 %
      Level 2  - + 4 %    |     - 12%
      Level 3  - + 6 %    |     - 18%
      Level 4  - + 8 %    |     - 24%
      Level 5  - + 10%    |     - 30%
      Level 6  - + 12%    |     - 36%
      Level 7  - + 14%    |     - 42%
      Level 8  - + 16%    |     - 48%
      Level 9  - + 18%    |     - 54%
      Level 10 - + 20%    |     - 60%

      Lowers enemies defense but increase enemies' damage towards
      you.
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Magnum Break {Active}:
Requirement: Level 5 'Bash'
Skill Point: 15

      For every level, it deals increasing random amount of
      damage. The higher your level, the more SP used.
      Works like Bash but with Area Effect that also
      damage nearby enemies.
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Endure {Active}:
Requirement: Level 5 'Provoke'
Skill Point: 10

     Level 1  - 10 Seconds
     Level 2  - 10 Seconds
     Level 3  - 15 Seconds
     Level 4  - 15 Seconds
     Level 5  - 20 Seconds
     Level 6  - 20 Seconds
     Level 7  - 25 Seconds
     Level 8  - 25 Seconds
     Level 9  - 30 Seconds
     Level 10 - 30 Seconds

     Lessen the damage dealt to you, good for fighting high damage
     enemies.
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                          VII. EQUIPMENT
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Basically, most Swordsman's item are sold in Prontera
and/or Izlude, here is a list of equipment that most Swordsman use
and where to find them:
For 1H Swordsman

Sword:  1H - Tsurugi - Prontera/Izlude
        ATK    130
        Weight 100
        Cost   51,000
        Sell   25,500

Tips: Increase your skill for One Handed Sword Mastery to make this
      a more powerful weapon.

Shield: Shield - Izlude/Prontera
        DEF    5
        Weight 130
        Cost   56,000
        Sell   28,000

Tips: Use this for fighting normal enemies.

        Mirror Shield - Geffen
        DEF    4
        MDEF   +3
        Weight 100
        Cost   60,000
        Sell   30,000

Tips: Use this for fighting enemies with elements as it has MDEF.
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For 2H Swordsman

Sword: Two Handed Sword
       ATK    160
       Weight 220
       Cost   60,000
       Sell   30,000

Notes: Unless you have friends with high level, you can try to get
       them to help you hunt for a Muramasa.

Shield: Nothing

Note: You can't use Shield when you use 2H Swords.
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Shoes:  Boots - Anytown
        DEF    3
        Weight 30
        Cost   18,000
        Sell   9,000

Tips: Use this to increase your DEF.
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Garment:   Mantaeu - Izlude/Prontera
           DEF    3
           Weight 50
           Cost   62,000
           Sell   31,000

Tips: Use this to increase your DEF.
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Helmet: Helm - Izlude/Prontera
        DEF    5
        Weight 50
        Cost   44,000
        Sell   22,000

Tips: Use this to increase your DEF.

        Gemmed Sallet - Izlude/Geffen
        DEF    4
        MDEF   +3
        Weight 50
        Cost   50,000
        Sell   25,000

Tips: Use this when you're fighting against monsters with elements
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Armour: Plate Armour - Izlude/Prontera
        DEF    10
        Weight 450
        Cost   80,000
        Sell   40,500

Tips: This may be expensive so try to look for a DC merchant.
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        Necklance - Killing Isis
        VIT    +3
        Weight 10
        Cost   ?
        Sell   ?

Tips: I'd advice you to wear two of these to increase your VIT. You
      can buy it from merchants in Prontera as well.

        Brooch - Killing Marionette
        AGI    +2
        Weight 10
        Cost   ?
        Sell   ?

Tips: If you're an AGI Swordsman, you'd need at least 1 of these.

        Gloves - Killing Mummy
        DEX    +2
        Weight 10
        Cost   ?
        Sell   ?

Tips: Use this if you really need it, else just hunt for a
      Phreeoni card and put it into your slotted weapon
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*1H   =  1 handed
 2H   =  2 handed
 ATK  =  Attack Power
 DEF  =  Defense
 MDEF =  Magic Defense
 LUK  =  Luck
 DEX  =  Dexterity
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                            VIII.FAQS
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This are a few common and uncommon question that people would ask.

Q. Where can I download this game?
A. At www.ragnarokonline.com, finally the game is P2P, it means Pay
   to Play. You'd have to pay US$12 a month to play this game. You
   can use a credit card or even money via mail. Refer to the website
   for more information about the payment.

Q. Where is RO available?
A. There's one in Malaysia, Japan, and Korean. There's the
   International version in the United States. All of them are
   pay to play (P2P).

Q. Where can I get the information about for game?
A. At http://www.libraryofprontera.com/
      http://www.ragnarokonline.com/
      http://www.merchantguild.net/~ragnamart/
      http://www.roempire.com/

Q. What is your name in Ragnarok Online?
A. I am no longer playing Ragnarok Online, and may not be able
   to actually help you guys out with your various questions. So
   if you ever need my help, give me some time to find out.

Q. Why did you create this guide?
A. I love swords and melee so I thought that I'd make a Swordsman's
   guide.

Q. What should I not ask?
A. The usual things like 'where to download bots' or 'how do
   I cheat' and stuff like that. I won't entertain such mails.

Q. How can I contact you?
A. At wongyeangchiong@hotmail.com

Q. I have some suggestions on other types of Swordsman...
A. E-mail me and let me know, I'll update the guide and give you
   the rightful credit you deserves.

Q. I been to DHL, Neoseeker and Cheat Happens but I don't seems to
   see updated version of your guide.
A. I did send them a copy. So if not, you'd have to check GameFAQS
   for the latest update...so sorry.

Q. Thank you!
A. No problem!
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                      IX. CREDITS AND DISCLAIMER
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Thanks to:
           Gravity ~ For making and creating this great game
           GameFAQS ~ For publishing my guide
           Cheat Happens ~ For publishing my guide
           Neoseeker ~ For publishing my guide
           DHL ~ For publishing my guide
           Jane Rosengarten ~ My dear sister who encouraged me to write
                              this guide
           Jesper Lim Yew Song ~ My friend who gave me his
                                 fullest support and help me out
                                 with some errors
           Jeff Ang Kwang Aik ~ My friend who updated me with
                                Ragnamart's new site and helped me
                                out with item informations
           Benson Ng Bing Sheng ~ My friend who gave me information
                                  regarding the server and helped
                                  out with item gathering
           Joe The Dude ~ For his item list
           RagnaMART ~ For some help with items and ideas for my guide
           Draysoth ~ For teaching me how to edit and send my guide
           Cyberz ~ For telling me where to send in this guide
           Weggy ~ For giving me advice on this guide
           Gnoserif ~ About AGI Swordsman
           Death Graverheart Valentine ~ A nice moderator who mailed
                                         me to get a copy of this
                                         guide
           Dennis Ngan (Masta Boi) ~ For correcting me on my spelling
                                     mistakes
           Everyone ~ For reading this guide

                              THANK YOU!

This guide is Copyright 2002 by Wong Yeang Chiong. If you'd like this
guide to be on your website, please e-mail me and let me know.
Thank you very much.
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