Brigandine Quests FAQ Version 0.90 (and other little stuff) Updated: 12/23/98 Collected and written up by Anthony Nguyen, aka Luxion Brigandine was released in the states in 1998 by Atlus. What other credits do I need? This is my first FAQ that I've written up for distribution. I'm collecting information for a few other games: Front Mission 2 and SD Gundam G Generation. Hopefully those will be distributed someday, but they are far too imcomplete. 12/23/98: I've updated the FAQ with other people's assistance (2 others). I've almost completed the game with Leonia. When I feel I've written up all BASIC quests, I'll update this FAQ to ver 1.0. I've also taken out anything I've said about Prima's guide. I feel like it is advertising and do not want to get into any trouble. 12/18/98: Well, I see that there are more FAQs for Brigandine. Guess I don't have to work in-depth on a monster stat chart if that's coming along. I guess I'll stick with quests. Right now, I'm playing as Leonia on Hard difficulty (more challenge, kinda). I'll continue to keep track of "chats" in battles as well, for whatever reason :) Review: Brigandine is a strategic/tactical game (my type of game). It requires management of troops (1 leader and up to 6 monsters), positioning of those troops on a large map with 40 castles. Battles take place at individual castles and is fought on a hexagon map. Attacks by individual units is shown in a different screen, similar to the Shining Force series (one of my favorites), except Brigandine uses 3-D models. You have a 50 year time limit, 12 months each year, which means you have 600 turns to complete the game by wiping out all opposition. There are 6 countries in this game, and only 5 which are playable. Each has their own reasons for fighting and their own selection of Knights, each with interesting stories. Disclaimer : This FAQ Copyright 1998 Anthony Nguyen. I went through a lot of trouble to collect this information myself. If any information is used from this guide for reproduction or mass distribution, please mention my name as well as e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org ICQ# 4462286 If there any comments, corrections, and/or suggestions, please send them to me! Thank you for your support. *************** Basic Quests *************** - A flower girl in town gives the Knight a flower: White Lily = INT increase Red Rose = STR increase Yellow Sunflower = AGI increase - A friendly Dwarf in Forest gives your Knight a mushroom which: a) increases HP b) allows your Knight to understand animal speech which in turn leads you to an item - While visiting a bar in town, your Knight runs into a drunk who: a) hates Rune Knights and loses to you in a fight, giving up an item in the process b) praises Rune Knigts and buys the house a drink (nothing gained) - While on the road, a soothsayer will let your Knight draw a card: Chariot = HP increase Strength = STR increase World = Rune Power increase Magician = MP increase - Your Knight takes a break and sleeps in an old castle. He/she will awaken to find many ghosts fighting over some sort of item. When the ghosts notice the Knight, they'll try to attack, but disappear because of daylight, leaving just your Knight and the item! - In a deep valley surrounded by cliffs, your Knight will avoid being sighted by a dragon. Sometimes the Knight will find an item in the dragon's footprint. - While in the forest, your Knight will get hungry, hunt, and catch a rabbit, which then talks its way out of dinner by telling the Knight where some treasure is hidden. Upon inspection of the hidden place, your Knight will either find: a) a viper, which poisons the Knight = 1 month recovery b) treasure (an item) as the rabbit has promised - While lost in a forest, your Knight will run across a strange fountain. The Knight will then toss in a coin for a safe journey and luck. A fairy will appear and either: a) curse your Knight: human by day, duck by night for one month b) thank your Knight with a kiss and an item - Your thristy Knight stops by a fountain for a drink: a) a hideous image appears in the water, but then disappears. The Knight leaves without taking a drink. b) your Knight is knocked out by the water, but awakens to find that his/her AGI increased c) ? - Your Knight is attracted by a nice scent and follows it to a large kettle of honey. Upon drinking it a giant bee appears and your Knight leaves with increased HP. - While questing, your Knight gets on a boat which takes him/her to an island in the middle of the lake. On the island, your Knight: a) learns how to dance on water with fairies = AGI increase b) spends some time with some mysterious maidens = MP increase c) finds an old man merged with a tree whose tells a story = Rune Power increase d) offers a flower as a blessing to an idol, which then drops an item. - A village asks your Knight for help by stopping a bothersome monster. Your Knight engages the monster in a staring contest: a) you lose concentration and the monster escapes b) the monster loses concentration and joins your army - Your Knight finds shelter from the rain under a tree. There, a girl is waiting for her lover. After hearing her story, she tells your Knight to look at a rainbow. The Knight then notices that she has disappeared leaving your Knight with an item. - As your Knight approaches a bridge, an old man warns the Knight of the danger, and soon a story follows. The story increases INT. - A man invites your Knight to try out his sandstone and grind. Don't accept his offer! Then again, you have no choice. Upon touching the sandstone, the Knight realizes it's cursed and the man leaves. After a week, it breaks and your Knight leaves with sore arms, but increased STR. - Your Knight enters a strange, dark cave and upon inspection: a) falls into a pit trap and injures him or herself = 1 month recovery b) finds an item on an altar c) finds a lonely and sad monster which the Knight takes home d) reads a scroll - While taking a drink by a waterfall, a water fairy appears and: a) is startled by the Knight and disappears. Your Knight leaves. b) sings a song which increases either: 1) Rune Power 2) HP - Your Knight finds the eight-legged beast and rides it. It takes your Knight far and high, forcing your Knight to hold on tight. It then thanks your Knight for the trip, increasing the Knight's STR. - At some ancient ruins, in order to receive a blessing, the Knight must put his/her hand in the mouth of a figure. Doing so results in: a) retrieval of an item b) nothing because the Knight is unable to retrieve the item - At a forgotten monument, there is a tomb in the center with a decent item. Your Knight takes the item and leaves off with it. a) unfortunately, the item gets heavier and heavier, so your Knight returns the item to the tomb, returning home to find out he/she has malaria = 1 month recovery b) your Knight gets the decent item (this rarely happens though) - Your Knight accompanies a merchant travelling on the same road. As the two part, the merchant gives the Knight an item. - In a foggy forest, your Knight will run across a strange flower whose aroma knocks your Knight out. He/She awakens to find that: a) his/her INT increased b) his/her MP increased c) he/she have been robbed (you don't gain or lose anything) - Your Knight explores a tall, abandoned tower. While in the tower: a) your Knight runs across the "Lost Text". Upon reading it, it disintegrates, but increases INT b) there is an explosion which injures your Knight = 1 month recovery - While in town, a Bard will sing a song about your Knight. The song increases MP. - On the road, your Knight will run across a bottle full of liquid and a sign, "Free drink!". The drink: a) is poison which knocks out your Knight = 1 month recovery b) increases AGI *************** Special Character Quests (possible spoilers): *************** Rune Knight's Name (Starting affiliation): Quest description Lucia (Iscalio): Quest 1: She visits an injured boy who cannot walk because he was struck by an arrow. Quest 2: She visits the boy again, but this time finds the boy walking (kind of). She confesses that it was she who had fired that arrow, but the boy knew it all along and thanks her because if it wasn't for "that incident", the two would have never been friends. Most all of Lucia's attributes go up as a result of this. Her profile updates. Loufal (New Almekia): When Loufal reaches level 10 and changes to a Calvalier class, on his quest, he will return to his home and talk to his mother. She will give him his father's sword, the "Mithril Sword". (Well, that's the sword she gave me...) Miguel (Iscalio): Miguel will return to his home and find a letter addressed to him, left by his brother Castor. It basically talks about the family situation, and how all three children are split up, but want to be a family again. No game gains, just story development. Georg (none): Having announced staying sober, he gets lost in a forest and finds a fountain of liquor. Though tempted, he is able to stay sober. It was a test set up by his deceased fiance, Rierre. Rierre's ghost and Georg chat. Rierre wants Georg to move on, so she makes him forget her and gives him, "Rierre's Ring". Hyude (none): Month 1: Hyude gets lost, runs out of food, and is exhausted to the point of death. Luckily some elves find him and nurse him back to health. The female elf, Peryner, and Hyude fall in love and he spends some time with her. Month 2: Report of a human battle close to the hidden elven village reminds Hyude of his duties as a Rune Knight, and so he returns to prove himself. Peryner waits, but her brother, Limlight (Level 5 Mage), goes with Hyude to see things for himself. Millia (Caerleon): Millia will recruit Eloute (Level 11 Samurai) into King Cai's army. Millia and Eloute (Caerleon): *Both must quest Both will visit their friend Gush and recruit him as well (Level 11 Monk). Millia, Eloute, and Gush (Caerleon): *All three must quest Millia takes the two guys to her friend Lecarra (Level 16 Mystic) who joins for fun (to tease the guys). Mira and Millet (Esgares): *Both must quest Month 1: Both return to a village close to their hometown to pay their respects to to their deceased parents and to visit their nanny. Unfortunately, they run into trouble and face a Salamander which mortally wounds Mira. The peope of the village do not help because of an old legend about twins. Millet is knocked out and both are thrown out into the cold... Month 2: Millet awakens to find Mira and herself healed by Carmine, a man of medicine. They also find their nanny who is in a coma and being taken care of by the doctor. The nanny awakens to encourage the twins to live and rebuild the family name. Carmine continues to watch over the nanny and the twins part with the keepsake of their mother, the "Pin of Protection (Defense)" *************** Quests: Obtaining Rune Knights (known requirements/notes): *************** Cortina = Level 1 Enchantress Cathleen and Klaques (takes 3 months) Cathleen = Level 12 Lector Klaques = Level 4 Priest Hyude = Level 4 Ranger Layoneil = Level ? Samurai Dogal = Level 2 Barbarian * Because he is so good with beasts, he starts with extremely high Rune Power as well as named monsters Georg = Level 8 Priest (Must be playing Leonia?) Balder = Level 10 Sorcerer Aldis = Level 10 Lector (?) * with "Puro", the Level 20 Fafnir Shiraha = Level 10+ Ninja (after fall of Esgares) Mira and Millet (after fall of Esgares) Mira = Level 10+ Lancer Millet = Level 10+ Sorceress *************** Obtaining Rune Knights (not by quests) *************** Millia (Caerleon) joins during the second month. = Level ? ? Morholt (Norgard) joins during the ? month. = Level ? ? Baleen and Galowood (Leonia) join during the second month. Baleen = Level 1 Scout Galowood = Level 2 Barbarian Rain (NSA) joins a short period after Mira and Millet joins. = Level 1 Mage * Rain has a crush on Millet. Fun to watch the next few months when Rain and the twins are in the same castle. Carmine (NSA) joins a short period after Mira and Millet quests = Level 10 Bishop *see Special Character Quests: Mira and Millet *************** Battlefield Talk *************** ***NSA = No Starting Affiliation Esclados (Esgares) taunts Iria (Iscalio) Cador (Esgares) chats with Dryst (Iscalio)...rather entertaining. So typical of Dryst... Bagdemagus (Iscalio) and Cai (Caerleon) chat about physical strength versus intelligence. ? (NSA?-guy with one eye) tells Layoneil (NSA) about their past battle and how he wants to get revenge for his lost eye. Iria (Iscalio) praises Lyonesse's (Leonia) determination. Isfas (Leonia) criticizes Vaynard's (Norgard) reasons for fighting another war. Kiloph (Leonia) wants to teach the selfish Camden (Iscalio) a lesson. Mira and Millet (Esgares) tell everyone about restoring their family name. *Esclados (Esgares) challenges Dinadan's (Caerleon) Master title. *Cai (Caerleon) speaks with Vaynard (Norgard). *Cador (Esgares) speaks with Dinadan (Caerleon). *Dryst (Iscalio) speaks with Adilicia (New Almekia). *Dryst (Iscalio) speaks with Paternus (Leonia). *Halley (New Almekia) speaks with Bulnoil (NSA). * submitted by BadtzMiku (BadtzMiku@aol.com) *************** Class Level Up *************** Note: I have not concentrated on this section. I'm hoping the guide by Prima Publishing will take care of this section. All this is from memory. ********** Rune Knights: ********** Level 0 Level 10 Level 20 ------- -------- -------- Priest -> Bishop -> Cardinal Ranger -> Grappler -> ? Barbarian -> Berserker -> Avenger -> Samurai -> Shogun -> Cavalier -> Paladin Fighter -> Samurai -> Shogun -> Cavalier -> Paladin Mage -> Druid -> Necromancer -> Sorcerer -> Wizard ? -> Monk -> Guardian ? -> Ninja -> Ninja Master Enchantress -> Sorceress -> ? -> Mystic -> ? Cleric -> Lector -> ? -> Mystic -> ? Scout -> Archer -> Artemis -> Lancer -> Valkerie Special Classes: Death Knight (Cador) Emperor (Zemeckis) King (Cai) Prince (Lance) Queen (Lyonesse) Tyrant (Dryst) ********** Monsters: ********** Lizard Man -> Lizard Guard Centaur -> High Centaur Mandrake -> Man-Eater G-Scorpion -> Death Needle Hellhound -> Fenrir Roc -> Pheonix Jinn -> Djinni -> Efreeti -> Marid -> Dao Ghoul -> Vampire -> Vampire Lord Griffin -> Holygriff Unicorn -> Nightmare -> Pegasus Angel -> Arch-Angel -> Seraph Demon -> Arch-Demon -> Satan Seraph + "Fruit of Vice" = Lucifer Demon + "Liquor of Charm" = Lilith Giant -> Gigas -> Titan Gigas + "Wisdom Seed" = Loki (Spells: Dimension and Meteor Doom) Titan + "Rage Lightning" = Thor (Special: Damage everyone, 3 hex radius) Golem -> Stone Golem -> Bronze Golem -> Talos Pixie -> Fairy Wyvern -> Coutal -> Bahamut Dragon -> Red Dragon -> Salamander -> White Dragon -> Fafnir Hydra -> Tiamat -> ? Merman -> Triton -> Poseidon ***Final Note: When this FAQ is NEAR complete, all the subnotes and author's comments will be removed. The early release of this FAQ is to let people become aware of its presence. History: 12/16/98: v0.80 Started recording quests, then typed it up. 12/18/98: v0.85 Updated FAQ. Will now proceed to put it up. 12/22/98: v0.89 Updated with information provided by my friend, Paul Main, via his saved game - Caerleon. 12/23/98: v0.90 Updated again with submissions and some more class advancement modifications.