FINAL FANTASY TACTICS Version 1.2

     FAQ Design and Compilation:  Todd Wilsher (worldoftacronin@hotmail.com)
     Contributors:  Stephanie Wakunick (email withheld by request) and Chris 
                    Routheaux CHRISR@otay.com)
     Copyright 2002

NB.  Some portions of this FAQ reproduce information from the help files 
of Final Fantasy Tactics.  These portions are clearly referred to as 
such, and are copyright of Squaresoft.  The majority of typoes or 
grammatical errors which were made in the original help files have been 
corrected in this FAQ, to avoid misinformation.

Version Listings

1.1:  This version, corrected and completed!
1.0:  Initial version - same information, but an awkward layout.

Table of Contents

Introduction

- The Story
- Game Operation
- Basic Strategies

The Walkthrough

* CHAPTER ONE:  THE MEAGER

1:  Gariland Magic City
2:  Mandalia Plains
3:  Igros Castle
4:  Sweegy Woods
5:  Slums In Dorter
6:  Cellar of Sand Mouse
7:  Thieves Fort
8:  Lenalia Plateau
9:  Windmill Shed
10:  Fort Zeakden

* CHAPTER TWO:  THE MANIPULATOR & THE SUBSERVIENT

11:  Dorter Trade City
12:  Araguay Woods
13:  Zirekile Falls
14:  Zaland Fort City
15:  Bariaus Hill
16:  Lionel Castle
17:  Zigolis Swamp
18:  Slums in Goug
19:  Warjilis Trade City
20:  Bariaus Valley
21:  Golgorand Execution Site
22:  Outside Lionel Castle
23:  Inside Lionel Castle  






* CHAPTER THREE:  THE VALIANT

24:  Goland Coal City
25:  Back Gate of Lesalia Castle
26:  Orbonne Monastery
27:  Orbonne Monastery, Second Floor
28:  Orbonne Monastery, Third Floor
29:  Orbonne Monastery, First Floor
30:  Grog Hill
31:  Yardow Fort City
32:  Yuguo Woods
33:  At the Gates of Riovanes Castle
34:  Inside Riovanes Castle
35:  Roof of Riovanes Castle


* CHAPTER FOUR:  SOMEBODY TO LOVE

36:  Doguola Pass
37:  Bervenia Free City
38:  Finath River
39:  Zeltennia Castle
40:  Bed Desert
41a:  Bethla Garrison, South Wall
41b:  Bethla Garrison, North Wall
42:  Bethla Garrison's Sluice
43:  Zhargidas Trade City
44:  Germinas Peak
45:  Poeskas Lake
46:  At the Gates of Limberry Castle
47:  Inside Limberry Castle
48:  Underground Graveyard of Limberry Castle
49:  Inside of Igros Castle
50:  Murond Holy Place
51:  Hall of St. Murond Temple
52:  Chapel of St. Murond Temple
53:  Underground Book Storage, Fourth Floor
54:  Underground Book Storage, Fifth Floor
55:  Murond Death City
56:  Lost Sacred Precincts
57:  Graveyard of Airships


Classes

- Class Descriptions
- Skills/Powers List
- Tips on Skill Strategy
- Opening Classes
- Jobs




Items

- Tips on Poaching
- Tips on Stealing
- Item List


Monsters

- Using Monster Weaknesses
- Monsters as Allies:  Tips on Breeding
- Monster List

Secrets

- Hidden Areas
- Hidden Characters
- Hidden Items
- Hidden Powers

















































Introduction

The Story

     The game Final Fantasy Tactics, although part of the now-infamous 
Final Fantasy series, possesses many qualities to it that are unique 
from any other incarnation.  Rife with intrigue and politics, Tactics 
has a very clean, clear, storyline; in addition, the battle system of 
the game allows for it to be different virtually every time you play 
through.
     The story itself begins with the text narration of a story told by 
a historian, named Alazlam.  Alazlam speaks of a pivotal war fought over 
400 years ago, known as the 'Lion War', in which a powerful hero emerged 
to become king.  The hero, however, is -not- the character that you 
play.  This ancient king, named Delita, is actually a childhood friend 
of the character you control.  As this childhood friend (named Ramza, 
originally; for the sake of continuity, this FAQ refers to him as Ramza 
throughout), you 'relive' your adventures with Delita throughout Chapter 
One.  The prelude to Chapter One introduces Delita as a kidnapper of the 
princess Ovelia - and as such, the actual storyline begins properly in 
Chapter Two.
     This isn't as confusing as it may sound.  Think of the first 
quarter of the game as a series of introductions to important people, as 
well as to the actual game and battle system.  Once that part is done, 
you hunt for Delita in order to save Ovelia, and the true story plays 
out from there.  This is actually an uncommon style of storytelling for 
RPG games, however it is quite effective.

Game Operation

     The system for Tactics, as laid out on the Playstation, is a bit 
different from other games.  Tactics came out during Playstation's 
inception, when the 'X' button was generally considered the 'accept' or 
'OK' button, and the 'O' button was considered the 'cancel' button.  Not 
long after, Playstation reversed the roles of these buttons.  If you've 
played other, newer, Playstation games (or PS2 games), this may make 
things seem a bit awkward for a while.  This is an excellent game, worth 
the initial discomfort, so don't let this deter you!
     The triangle button (hereafter referred to as /\, for easier 
reference) serves several functions as well, mainly serving to bring up 
menus (such as the one on the World Map); the square button is not used 
at all.  The SELECT button is also a key button to use, as it allows you 
to access the detailed help files.  If in doubt about what something 
does - even a command in a menu - use the SELECT button!
     Finally, the L1 and R1 buttons allow you to turn the battle map, so 
that you can have a better perspective of the fight.  L2 allows you to 
zoom out of the battle map, or back in.  R2 allows you to tilt the 
battle map.  These different viewpoints can make battles easier to 
plan...and since Tactics is all about planning and strategy, you may 
find these buttons invaluable.











Basic Strategies

     All characters start out with the same basic 'class'.  This can be 
changed as the game progresses; in all, there are a total of 20 'basic' 
classes (refer to the 'Classes' section of the FAQ for more detail).  
Gaining levels in one class is key to opening another class, so changing 
from class to class can give a character more powers.  Use this to your 
advantage!  Some powers are mundane, such as 'Jump +1'.  Other powers 
are critical to surviving key fights, such as 'Maintainence', or to 
gaining power, such as 'Gained JP Up'.  Still other powers only serve 
one specific purpose, which ultimately enhance game play, such as 
'Secret Hunt'.  Open as many powers as you can, and use them to see 
which ones you prefer.
     In addition, as mentioned earlier, the SELECT button can give you 
information on almost every aspect of the game.  Since the game will use 
its knowledge of powers, items, and such, you should do the same.
     It is possible to delay the storyline of the game by running around 
and getting into fights.  This gets you experience for your character 
level (which increases your overall basic power, such as your HP and 
MP), as well as JP (Job Points) to learn new powers in your class.  
Don't be shy about using this to your advantage, as well.  All the skill 
in the world cannot save you, if you have no power to back up your 
strategies.



The Walkthrough

     This walkthrough is designed to give the storyline of the game, 
supplying battle maps and hints for the main points of the plot.  
However, the secrets of Tactics are listed in an entirely separate 
section of this FAQ, to allow you to avoid seeing 'spoilers' unless you 
feel you need them.
     All battle maps are done in ASCII; areas are separated by height 
(this can be important later on).  Areas on battle maps marked out with 
an 'X' cannot be accessed - the square may be where a building, tree, or 
other obstacle has been placed.  If in doubt, remember that the area the 
cursor passes over turns red when it is on top of an obstacle.























CHAPTER ONE:  The Meager

Prelude

     The games begins in a church at Orbonne Monastery.  The princess 
Ovelia is finishing her prayers, and is saying goodbye to the priest 
Simon, when the church is attacked!  Ovelia stays inside with Simon, 
while her bodyguard Agrias, the hired mercenary Gafgarion, and Ramza 
(who works with Gafgarion as a mercenary) rush out to face the enemy.

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    This fight serves to introduce you to the
|   |       | | | | |    battle system of Tactics.  The outcome of the
+   +-+-+ +-+-+-+-+ +    fight is predetermined, given the powers that
|       | |X| |X| | |    Agrias and Gafgarion wield, so take this
+       + +-+-+-+ +-+    opportunity to experiment with the battle
|       | |X|X|X| | |    system (once it is your turn to act).  You may
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    simply move, or you may move and act.  It can
| |   | |X|X|X|X|X| |    be a good idea sometimes to merely move, if you
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    are trying to position yourself to be in a
| | | | | |X|X|X| | |    favourable spot.  However, a battle is won by
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    action, not merely by moving about.  The
| |   | |       | | |    actions you may perform are to 'attack', or to
+-+ +-+ +-+   +-+-+-+    use the powers that you have because of your
| | |     |   | | | |    class.  Ramza is given several powers from the
+-+-+-+   +   +-+-+ +    Squire class for this purpose.  Use the system,
| | | |   |   |     |    and experiment with the L1, L2, R1, and R2
+-+-+-+-+-+   +-+   +    buttons to determine what perspective is easier
|     |   |   | |   |    for you to use.  Also use the SELECT button to
+-+-+-+-+-+   +-+-+-+    call up the help files, when in doubt.  You may
|   | | | |   | | | |    also wish to press 'O' to remove the action
+-+-+-+-+-+   +-+-+-+    menu, then /\ to open a second menu.  The
| |     | |   | | | |    second menu gives detailed information on the
+-+-+   +-+   + +-+-+    battle in general.  'AT' shows the attack
| | |     |   |   | |    turns, detailing who goes, and in what order.
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+   +-+    'Unit List' shows everyone in the fight, giving
|     |   | |     | |    information on allies and enemies at the same
+     +-+ +-+-+-+-+ +    time.  'Option' lets you make the game go
|     | | | | |     |    faster or slower, and allows you to alter other
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    various aspects of the game, in general.




     Once the fight is over, there is a brief scene in which Delita is 
seen absconding with the Princess through a back door of the church!  
Ramza recognizes Delita, and thus begins Chapter One.


     Ramza's story starts near the end of the Fifty Year Year, as a 
young squire in training.  The recent war has caused for poor conditions 
in the country.  Many former knights have been reduced to becoming 
thieves, and a small band of thieves is spotted near the training 
academy.  Ramza, Delita, and several other squires, as well as a few 
chemists, are sent out to capture the thieves because the knights are 
busy elsewhere.  (This scene is replayable later under the 'Record' 
option in Brave Story as 'Cadets'.  The opening prelude scene with 
Ovelia is also listed under Record, as 'Prayer of Queen Ovelia'.)




1.  GARILAND MAGIC CITY [Enemies:  4 SQUIRES, 1 CHEMIST]

Trophies:  Mythril knife, phoenix down, potion, 2000 gil

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    This is the first fight in which you control
| | |       | |X|   |    the actions of all your allies (Delita being
+ + +-+ +-+-+ +-+   +    the exception; guests are controlled by the
| | | | | | |       |    game).  Now that you are familiar with the way 
+-+ + + + +-+-+ +-+-+    a fight works, you must begin to apply
|   | | | | | | |   |    strategy.  The first, and most obvious,
+-+-+ + + +-+-+ + +-+    consideration is to include at least one of the
| |X| | | |   | | | |    two Chemists in the party for the fight.
+-+-+ +-+ +-+-+-+ + +    Without healing, you'll be lucky to live at
| |       |   |   | |    all.  The enemy Chemist, unlike any healer you  
+ +       +-+-+-+ + +    bring along, has access to unlimited healing.  
| |             | | |    This is true of any enemy who can use the
+-+-+ +-+-+ +-+-+ + +    'Item' command; make note of it.  Thus, your
| | | |   | | | | | |    first main target may be the Chemist.  However,
+-+-+ +   + +-+-+-+ +    the Squires are well spread out.  Since you can
|   | |   | |   |   |    save before this fight, experiment with various
+-+-+ +-+ + +-+-+ +-+    kinds of strategy.  Spreading out your party,
|   |   | | |   | | |    and keeping them close together, are both
+-+-+   + +-+-+-+ + +    advantageous under the right circumstances -
| | |   | | | | | | |    it's a matter of getting a feel for when it's
+-+-+   + +-+-+-+-+ +    safe to spread out, and when it's not.  Since
| |     | | |       |    your Chemist's 'Item' skill only has a range
+-+ +-+-+ + +-+-+-+ +    of four squares, you can keep the Chemist
|   |     |       | |    somewhat out of the fight.  However, don't
+-+-+-+-+-+   +-+-+-+    wander too far from your only source of
|   | |   |   | | | |    healing!
+-+ + +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
| | | |   | | | | | |
+ + +-+   + +-+ +-+ +
| | |     | | | | | |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+








     During this fight, you should have gained a reasonable amount of 
JP.  You will find yourself on the World Map, with instructions on how 
to move around on the map.  After these instructions, press /\ to open 
the World Map menu.  You'll see a number of options:  Move, Formation, 
Brave Story, Tutorial, Data, and Option.  You can use Option to change 
basic game functions, similar to the Option command in the Battle Map 
menu.  Tutorial lets you look through the help files of the game, to 
better understand things like using magic.  Data allows you to save.  
Brave Story keeps track of what you've done so far, as well as giving 
information on important people as you meet them (like Gafgarion, 
Agrias, and Ovelia).  Feel free to use these options, until you're 
comfortable with them.
     Move is a command that tries to send you directly to where you want 
to go, over the World Map.  As more places open up, this can become 
handy.  However, your chances of getting in a random fight increase the 
further you move.  Finally, the Formation command allows you to go to 
your party to learn skills, change classes, and alter equipment.
     If you have received enough JP for the 'Gained JP Up' squire power 
(it costs 200 JP), I strongly recommend you learn the skill and set it.  
This makes gaining every other power in the game (with only a few rare 
exceptions) much, much easier!  Customizing your skills and equipment 
outside of battle requires planning, just as actual fights require 
strategy; this is the first, and best, advice that can be given to 
planning out your party.
     To learn the power, and set it, press /\ to call up the Formation 
menu.  You'll see the commands of Item (to change equipment) and Ability 
at the top.  Ability calls up another menu to Set, Remove, or Learn 
powers.  If you choose Learn, you can then go into the list of classes 
available to that character.  Choose the class you wish to learn a power 
in (in this case, choose Squire); powers which you have enough JP to 
learn will stand out in bold lettering.
After learning a power, use 'O' to go back and Set the power.  You will 
notice that there are several places to set abilities.  The top of the 
five slots is the command which lets you use your current class skills 
(this cannot be removed, but changes as you change class).  Next is your 
secondary skill slot, where you can set the ability to use the powers of 
another class, such as a Knight's 'Battle Skill'.  If you set Battle 
Skill as your secondary, any battle skills that you have learned can 
also be used in battle.  You must learn the skills first, for this to be 
effective, so consider setting your secondary to Item (for squires), or 
Basic Skill (for chemists).  This allows you to have many people who can 
heal, but be warned...you still need to have the healing items, and some 
powers will not work exactly the same.  
'Item', for example, only has a range of one square if used by anyone 
other than a chemist (learning and setting 'Throw Item' with a chemist 
when they change classes increases the range to four, but it replaces 
the 'Gained JP Up' skill, so beware).
     Once you have your powers learned and set, look to your equipment.  
It is likely that at least one of your squires only has a dagger for a 
weapon.  The mythril knife you gained as a trophy is a better weapon, so 
alter your equipment using the 'Item' command in the Formation menu.

     You can also buy equipment at Gariland before leaving, if you want.  
Press X while on the city to call up the city menu.  The menu currently 
has three options:  Bar, Shop, and Soldier Office (some cities gain a 
fourth option in Chapter Three - Fur Shop; this is not a concern just 
yet).  In the shop, you can buy or sell items and equipment; when a new 
item is available for purchase, it will be listed just after the 
appropriate battle map.  You can use the Fitting Room to see what items 
the shop can offer that are better than what you currently possess.  If 
you can't afford to be fully outfitted, you can remove items to reduce 
the cost, or cancel out of the fitting room altogether.  Consider buying 
healing items, like potions and phoenix downs, as well as armor and 
weapons.  Once you're done, it's time to move on to the next main area.  
Save first, to be safe.  'Better safe than sorry' applies to this game, 
so save when you can...or you may later regret it.

Rumors in Bar:  The Death Corps, The King Omdoria, The Fifty Year War

Gariland Shop:  dagger, broad sword, oak staff, rod, leather hat, 
                clothes, phoenix down, eye drop, antidote, potion


     You will also see another scene when you leave Gariland, listed 
under Record as 'Death of father Balbanes'.




2.  MANDALIA PLAINS:  Defeat All Enemies or Save Algus

     Enemies:  4 SQUIRES, 1 THIEF, RED PANTHER (vs. Ramza and 3 allies, 
               plus Delita and Algus)

     Trophies:  Potion, potion

     Areas marked with an asterisk (*) are places where items can be 
found.  (See MOVE-FIND ITEM under Skills.)  These hidden items are 
rarely unique, and since the items are sometimes guarded with traps 
(steel needles, sleep gas, degenerators (-1 level!), or a death trap), 
they are better marked than unmarked.  Once an item is found in the 
square, the square will not have anything else in the future, so think 
of the item as a pleasant bonus.

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    This fight introduces another battle style,
|     |X|*        | |   |    one which will come up several more times
+   +-+-+-+ +-+-+ + +   +    throughout the game.  You will be given the 
|   | |X|X| | |X| | |   |    choice of choosing whether it is more
+-+ +-+-+-+ +-+-+ + +   +    important to defeat your enemies, or to
| |       |       | |   |    save Algus (1. Our duty is to destroy the
+-+       +-+-+-+ +-+-+ +    Death corps, or 2. Saving him is our
|X|       | |X|X| |X|X| |    priority.).  You must defeat all enemies in
+-+       +-+-+-+ +-+-+-+    either case, but if you choose to save
| |         |       |X| |    Algus, his death also means game over!
+-+-+-+     +       +-+-+    The first choice makes the fight easier,
| |X|X|     |         |X|    but has an effect on Section #10 later.
+ +-+-+     +-+-+     +-+    
|   |X|       |X|*      |    
+   +-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+    
|   |X|X|   | |X|       |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|   |    *  | |       |X|    
+-+-+-+     + +   +-+ +-+    
| |X| |     | |   | |   |    
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+   +    
|   | | | |X| | | |X|   |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+    
|X| |     | | |X| |   |X|    
+-+-+ +-+ +-+-+-+ +   +-+
|*    |X|   | | | |     |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+       

     After this fight is a scene ('First meeting with Algus' under 
Record) wherein you learn more about why Algus was in the plains.  Algus 
then joins you (as a guest, so he is uncontrollable in fights, like 
Delita).  Learn new skills, if you have the JP needed, before 
continuing.  If you wish, you can go back to Gariland, but be warned:  
once an area which is not a city has been beaten (it changes on the 
World Map from orange to blue), passing over that area again may trigger 
a random fight!  This is good if you want to gain more JP and money, but 
it also becomes time consuming later on.  There is no way to avoid this 
short of resetting the game, so again, save well and often.


39.	IGROS CASTLE:  Scenes - Reunion with Dycedarg (when you arrive), 
                   At Igros Castle (immediately following)



     There are no fights at Igros, merely scenes in which the story 
unfolds.  You meet your elder brother Dycedarg first, and he informs you 
of how plans are going against the bandits and thieves.  Later, you meet 
Delita's sister Teta, your sister, Alma, and your younger brother, 
Zalbag.  Zalbag drops a hint to you about where the thieves are, which 
opens the next area.

Igros Shop:  mythril dagger, long sword, bow gun, escutcheon, bronze 
             helmet, leather helmet, linen cuirass, leather armor, 
             battle boots, soft, maiden's kiss, echo grass

     Buying even one of each new item would cost 4500 gil (probably more 
than you have), so before continuing on, you should consider getting 
into some fights at Mandalia.  The money, experience, and JP will 
certainly come in handy.  If you master a class with any of your 
characters, remember to change to a new class.  Diversifying the classes 
that you change into will open new classes faster, so try to change each 
person into something different.  This way, you can learn more about 
each new class, and open other classes quickly.

Gariland Shop:  feather hat, leather outfit


4.  SWEEGY WOODS:  Defeat All Enemies

     Enemies:  may vary (usually 2 GOBLINS, 2 BOMBS, 1 BLACK GOBLIN, 1 
               RED PANTHER)
     (vs. Ramza and 3 allies, plus Delita and Algus)

     Trophies:  none

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Any fight composed entirely of monsters may
|     | | | | | |     | |    vary.  You may encounter 3 regular goblins,
+ +-+ + +-+-+-+ +-+-+-+ +    or 2 black goblins and 1 normal goblin. 
| |X| | | | | |   |X| | |    Usually, the monster stays the same, but a 
+-+-+-+ +-+ + +-+ +-+ +-+    weaker or stronger version of the monster
|       |   |   |       |    appears.  (Fortunately, the Bombs do not
+-+-+-+-+   +-+-+-+-+-+-+    change; the next stage of Bomb, called a
| | | |       | |   | | |    Grenade, is far too hard for this stage of
+-+-+-+       + +-+-+ +-+    the game!)  Since monsters generally hit
| | | |    *  | | |     |    harder than people, you will find yourself
+-+ +-+       + +-+     +    taking a lot more damage in this battle.
|*| |         | | |     |    Worse, Algus and Delita tend to die off
+-+ +     +-+-+-+-+   +-+    quickly, leaving you outnumbered.  Use the
| | |     | | |   |   | |    directional buttons of the Playstation
+-+ +     +-+ +-+ +   +-+    keypad to highlight a monster with the
| | |     |     | |   | |    cursor, then press X.  This lets you
+-+-+-+   +-+   + +-+-+-+    examine a monster's status:  its powers
| | |X|   | |   |       |    become available for viewing, as do its
+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+   +-+-+    HP and MP.  Pressing X one more time shows
| |  *| | | |       |X| |    you extra information about the monster,
+-+-+-+-+ + +-+-+-+ +-+-+    such as weaknesses.  Use this to plan your
|   | | | | |     | |*| |    attack!  One example is the Bomb, with its
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    power to Self-Destruct for massive damage.

     For all intents and purposes, this fight is meant to delay you from 
the next area.  It also shows you what to expect in random fights, if 
you have not already tried a few.  Random fights give no trophies, only 
Bonus Gil.  Again, the JP and experience gained make the fight 
worthwhile, so take advantage of this!
     Until you go to the next area, you can now get into random fights 
here, as well as at Mandalia.  It is strongly recommended that you 
master out your squires before continuing, to open the new classes and 
expand the number of powers available to you.


5.  SLUMS IN DORTER:  Defeat All Enemies

     Enemies:  3 ARCHERS, 2 WIZARDS, 1 KNIGHT (vs. Ramza and 3 allies, 
               plus Delita and Algus)

     Trophies:  Iron sword, linen robe, ether, 500 gil

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    This fight is the opposite end of the spectrum,
|                   |    compared to Section #4.  All your enemies are
+-+-+-+-+     +-+-+-+    people, who may possess powers and equipment
| |  *  |     |     |    that you do not!  This fight is not too
+-+-+-+ +-+ +-+     +    difficult to win.  If you choose to make the
|     |   | |       |    fight last, however, the enemies who die may
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+   +-+    leave treasure boxes to grab, or better yet,
|   | |   |*  |   | |    a crystal.  Taking the crystal of an enemy
+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+ +    sometimes allows you to gain free skills!  You
| | |   |   | |   | |    must have the ability to change into the same
+-+-+   +   +-+-+-+ +    class as the enemy to gain any free powers (ie.
|   |   |   | |     |    if you get the crystal of an Archer, which
+-+-+-+-+   +-+     +    anyone can become, you may learn some Archer
|   | |     | |     |    skills; if you get the crystal of a Wizard,
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+     +    however, and do not have the Wizard class as an
|   |   | |   |     |    option under Learn in the formation menu, you
+   +-+-+-+-+-+     +    will get no free powers).  If you gain no free
|                   |    powers, a crystal will still let you restore
+               +-+-+    your HP and MP to full.  The main risk in
|               | | |    prolonging the fight is that Delita or Algus
+-+-+-+-+       +-+ +    may steal a crystal, and guests do not learn
| |   | |       | | |    free powers.  Beware the range attacks of both
+ +-+-+-+-+-+   +-+-+    the Archers and the Wizards!  Having a few
| |   | | | |   |  *|    distance attacks of your own, or good healing,
+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+   +    can counter this advantage nicely.
| | | |   | |   |   |    
+ + + +   +-+-+-+-+ +    
| | | |   | |     | |    
+-+-+-+   + +-+   +_+    
| | | |*  | | |   | |
+-+ +-+   +-+ +-+ + +
| | | |   | |   | | |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

     The scene after this battle ('After Gustav!' under Record) reveals 
where the thieves have hidden their hostage (Marquis Elmdor).  It also 
reveals more about Algus' personality, a foreshadowing of future 
disagreements...
     There are no new items for purchase, though you may want to invest 
in more healing at Dorter before moving onwards.









6.  CELLAR OF SAND MOUSE:  Defeat All Enemies

     Enemies:  3 KNIGHTS, 2 MONKS, 1 ARCHER (vs. Ramza and 3 allies, 
               plus Delita and Algus)

     Trophies:  500 gil, hi-potion, blind knife

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    This fight once again contrasts with its
| | | | | |   | |   |*|    predecessor.  While all your opponents are
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    still people, most of them are classes which
| |     |   | | | | | |    hit very hard from up close!  The most
+-+ +-+-+-+-+ + +-+-+-+    obvious strategy is to use range attacks, but
| | | |       |       |    be wary.  Knights, Monks and Archers all have
+ +-+ +-+-+-+-+       +    good defense against range attacks that are
|     |               |    not magical.  If you've mastered Squire with
+-+-+-+ +-+ +-+-+ +-+-+    a character, and changed to a new class, you
|       |X| | |X| |X| |    may be able to learn free skills from the
+-+     +-+ +-+-+ +-+-+    Monks, should they crystallize.  By now,
| |        *| |       |    Delita and Algus are more of a hindrance than
+-+     +-+-+-+       +    a help; if you have built up your powers, you
| |     | |X X|       |    may wish to leave them unconscious.  The nice
+-+     +-+-+-+       +    thing about special guests in non-random
| |     |X| |*|       |    fights is that they will not disappear
+ +     +-+ +-+       +    (notice the stars over their heads when this
| |                   |    happens; this means they will not turn into
+-+-+   +-+           +    crystals or treasure chests).
| | |   |X|          *|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     After this battle, another scene plays ('Rescue of Marquis Elmdor' 
under Record).  You briefly meet Wiegraf again (the Knight in the short 
scene starting section #5), and after freeing Elmdor, you are expected 
to head back to Igros.  New items have now become available in the 
shops, so you may wish to get into some random fights first to acquire 
the money for them.

Dorter Shop:  thunder rod, ice rod, flame rod, white staff, buckler, red 
              hood, leather vest, linen robe, small mantle, hi-potion

Gariland Shop:  blind knife

     Entering Igros triggers another scene ('Master of Gallione' under 
Record).  Here, you are given an assignment to help against the thieves, 
since you proved yourself by rescuing Elmdor.  You meet Larg, a prince 
of the Hokuten, whom Dycedarg works for.  When Ramza leaves, Dycedarg 
and Larg continue to talk for a bit, about disturbing things...the way 
to the new area should now be opened.

Rumors in Bar:  The condition of Omdoria

Igros Shop:  iron sword, long bow, iron helmet, bronze armor

     A quick note:  you should notice that Zeklaus Desert is now open, 
and random encounters can be fought there.  The map for Zeklaus Desert 
is much different now, however; see below.






+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Once opened for random encounters, Zeklaus
|   |   |   | | |   |    provides some of the hardest random fights
+ +-+ +-+ +-+-+ + +-+    available at this point in the game.  Expect
| | | |X| | |   | | |    to encounter Bull Demons, Skeletons, and
+ + +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    possibly even a Juravis!  Also, beware of the
| |   |*  |     |   |    traps that guard the items in this place.  One
+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+ + +-+    is a degenerator (refer to the notes before the
|       |   | | | | |    map for Section #1); the other traps can be
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    equally deadly.  If you find the item, don't go
|   |   | |   |     |    on the square again!  Even with Move-Find Item,
+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+ +-+    you will only trigger the trap!
| | |   |   |   | | |    
+ + +-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+    
| | |     |   |    *|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+     +    
|   |       |       |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+    
|   |     |   | |   |    
+-+-+-+ +-+ +-+-+-+-+    
| |   | |   |   | | |    
+ +   +-+-+-+ +-+-+ +    
| |   |     | |*    |    
+-+-+-+     +-+ +-+-+    
|   |       |   |   |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+   +    
| |   | |X| |   |   |    
+ +-+-+-+-+ +   +-+-+    
|     |     |     | |    
+ +-+-+-+-+-+ +-+ +-+    
| |   |X|     | |   |    
+-+   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|         |X| |     |    
+-+   +-+-+-+-+ +-+-+    
| |   |   |     |   |    
+-+-+ +   + +-+-+   +    
|   | |   | |       |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
























7.  THIEVES FORT:  Defeat Miluda

     Enemies:  MILUDA (Knight), 3 THIEVES, 2 PRIESTS (vs. Ramza and 3 
               allies, plus Delita and Algus)

     Trophies:  700 gil, iron sword, bronze shield

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    This new battle style contrasts the type
|                   |    introduced in Section #2.  Instead of having to
+   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    save one person, you only have to defeat one
|  *|*|     |   | | |    person.  Don't become too overconfident,
+ +-+-+     +-+ + + +    however!  Miluda has some very skilled allies
| | | |    *| | | | |    The thieves are usually a danger to any females
+-+-+-+ +-+-+ +-+ + +    in your party; since the thieves are all males,
| | | | |   |   | | |    one or two of them may be able to Charm female
+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    allies.  Charmed allies will turn against you
| | | | |   | |     |    until they take damage, and will use all their
+-+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+   +    skills against you.  If they use items, the
| | | | |   | | |   |    items are lost from your inventory!  The 
|-+ + +-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    priests also make this fight difficult.  At
|   | | | |     | | |    least one of the priests will have the
+   +-+-+-+     + + +    secondary skill of Black Magic, doing long-
|     |   |     | | |    range damage in addition to healing you foes
+     +-+-+     +-+ +    Since you gain more JP and experience from a
|     |   |     |   |    longer fight, it might be wise to kill Miluda's
+     +-+-+-+-+-+   +    allies before attacking her at all.
|     |   |     |   |    
+-+-+-+   +-+-+-+   +    
|                   |    
+                   +    
|                  *|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     Once Miluda is defeated, another scene plays ('Lady of the Death 
Corps' under Record), followed by a second scene when you leave the Fort 
('Attack by the Death Corps!' under Record).  Teta's been kidnapped!

     No new items appear in any of the shops, so you may as well head 
straight to Igros.  A third scene is played out ('Delita's Anger' under 
Record), where Delita's poverty and low station are attacked by Algus.  
When Algus leaves, he tells Ramza about where the Hokuten plan to strike 
next against the thieves.  This opens up the new area.

Rumors in Bar:  Destruction of the Death Corps!?, Attempted murder of 
Lord Dycedarg

     A fourth scene plays out in Mandalia when you leave Igros ('Reed 
pipe' under Record).  Ramza consoles Delita as he curses being a 
peasant, a small man without power.












8.  LENALIA PLATEAU:  Defeat Miluda

     Enemies:  MILUDA (Knight), 2 KNIGHTS, 2 WIZARDS, TIME MAGE
     (vs. Ramza and 4 allies, plus Delita)

     Trophies:  1000 gil, silk robe, battle boots

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Once again, you face off against Miluda, as
|   | | | |*| | |   | |    she tries to escape the Hokuten.  This time,
+   + +-+ +-+ + +   +-+    she has comrades who can hit hard both from a
|   | | | | | | |   | |    distance, and up close.  She and Delita
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    exchange words about Teta's abduction,
| | |*| |     | |     |    confusing and angering him.  If you've done
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    random fights to gain skills, you should be
| | | | | |   | | | | |    reasonably high level by now (16th to 20th
+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    level).  His fight should not be too hard.
| | | | | |   | | | |*|    If you're lower level, fear not; you can
+-+-+ +-+-+-+ +-+ +-+ +    still win, but you may have some difficulty
| |   | | | |   | |   |    if you're too low level (under 10th or so).
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+    
| |   | |*  | | | | | |    
+ +-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    
| | | | | |     | | | |    
+ +-+-+-+ +-+-+-+ +-+-+    
|   | | |             |    
+   +-+-+         +-+ +    
|     | |         |X| |    
+     +-+ +-+     +-+ +    
|         | |         |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     At the end of this fight, Miluda dies.  You cannot avoid this, so 
don't feel bad.  Some new items will become available for purchase at 
the shops; you may wish to purchase them.

Gariland Shop:  mage masher, chain vest, silk robe

Igros Shop:  mythril sword, battle axe, night killer, silver bow, bronze 
             shield, chain mail

     As you enter the next area, a scene will play out ('One rock and a 
small ripple' under Record).  Miluda was Wiegraf's sister!  Uh-oh.



















9.  WINDMILL SHED:  Defeat Wiegraf

     Enemies:  WIEGRAF (Temple Knight), 2 KNIGHTS, 2 MONKS, CHOCOBO 
               ('Boco')
     (vs. Ramza and 3 allies, plus Delita)

     Trophies:  Hi-potion

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    This will be, by far, the hardest fight you have
|X|*  |   | |   |    encountered.  This might be considered the hardest
+-+-+-+-+ +-+   +    fight of Chapter 1!  As a Temple Knight, Wiegraf
|X|X|X|X|   |   |    has powers like Agrias.  These powers can be used
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    from a distance, having extra effects in addition
|X|X|X|X| | | | |    doing massive damage.  One such power, Crush Punch,
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    can immediately kill anyone it hits!
|X|X|X|X| |   | |    Bring lots of healing:  at least one Chemist, as
+-+-+-+-+-+   +-+    well as a Priest or Monk, is strongly recommended.
|X|     |*|   | |    There is only one way to stop Wiegraf from using
+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+    his powers.  If you have a Thief that can Steal
|         | |   |    Weapon, taking away Wiegraf's sword prevents him
+-+       +-+   +    from using his powers.  (The sword is also strong,
| |       | |   |    usually a Coral Sword, which isn't available for
+ +-+   +-+-+-+-+    sale until after Section #13).  This can be risky, 
|   |   | | | | |    though, as stealing does not always work.  If
+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+    Wiegraf has the skill Maintenance set, you won't be
| | |*  | | |   |    able to steal from him at all!
+-+-+-+-+-+-+   +    
|         | |  *|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     With Wiegraf defeated, Chapter One is almost over.  Nothing new 
opens in the shops.  If you decide to do a few more random fights, 
however, Fovoham Plains will change (see below).

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    As with Zeklaus Desert, you will
|     |         |   | | |   |    discover that new, powerful monsters
+-+-+ +-+ +-+-+-+ +-+ + +-+-+    inhabit this 'new' area.  You may
|   |   | |       | | |     |    encounter Flotiballs and Pisco Demons.
+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+ +    The fights here are not too difficult,
|*| | |   | | |           | |    but they are time consuming.
+ +-+ +-+ + +-+   +-+-+ +-+-+    Fights with only monsters for foes
|   |   | |       |X X| | | |    may take a little adjustment after
+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+ +-+-+-+-+-+    fighting people.  Be careful of the
| | | | |   | |X| | |  *|   |    traps in this place.  There is one of
+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+    each type on the board (a degenerator,
| | | | | | |   | |   | | | |    a death trap, a steel needle, and
+-+-+-+-+ + +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    sleep gas).
| |       |         |   | | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+         +-+ +-+ +    
|   |*                |     |    
+-+-+                 +-+-+-+    
|          *                |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    















10.  FORT ZEAKDEN:  Defeat Algus

     Enemies:  ALGUS (Knight), 3 KNIGHTS, 2 WIZARDS (vs. Ramza and 3 
               allies, plus Delita)
     
     Trophies:  None

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Similar to your first fight with Miluda, you only
|               |*|    have to defeat one enemy in this fight...Algus!
+ +-+-+-+-+-+   +-+    Algus, however, also has powerful friends.  The
| |   |     |     |    wizards both know Fire (which does more damage,
+ + +-+-+-+-+-+   +    since it's snowing), and the Knights hit hard!
| | |*|   | | |   |    Worse, Algus has a Night Killer, so he can attack
+ +-+-+ +-+-+-+-+ +    from a distance.
| |     | | | | | |    Algus also has the Chemist power Auto-Potion set,
+-+-+-+ + +-+ +-+ +    so every time he's hit, there's a good chance
| | | | | | | | | |    that he'll immediately be healed for 30 HP!
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    Expect this fight to take a while, unless you 
| | | | |*| |     |    have worked up good powers in random fights.  The
+ +-+ + +-+-+-+-+ +    fight becomes much easier if you take out the
|   | | |       | |    Wizards first.
+-+-+ + + +-+-+ + +    
|     | | |   | | |    
+   +-+ +-+-+-+ + +    
|   | | |     | | |    
+ +-+-+ +-+   +-+ +    
| | | |*| |     | |    
+-+-+ +-+-+     +-+
| |   | |       | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+   +-+ +    
|   | |   |   |   |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+   +    
|   |   |         |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
    

     The final scenes of Chapter One play out after this fight finishes 
('Flight into Darkness', as well as 'And I escaped...' under Record).  
No wonder Ramza is shocked to see Delita during the prelude!  You'll be 
given the chance to save before you enter Chapter Two - however, you 
don't -have- to save (the option to save becomes available before 
proceeding to Section #11 in Chapter Two).












CHAPTER TWO:  The Manipulator & the Subservient

     The opening scene of Chapter Two ('Ovelia chase' under Record) 
comes back to present day.  Agrias is worried for the princess, and 
decides to pursue her kidnapper.  Ramza, shocked at having seen Delita, 
insists on coming along.  Grudgingly, Gafgarion also decides to go with 
you.
     The three knights who asisted you in the prelude fight - Rad, 
Levian, and Alicia - offer to join up. However, they will be far less 
powerful than the people you have already built up during Chapter One.  
Whether you let them join up or not is up to you, but remember:  the 
more people you have, the longer it takes to build up their levels and 
classes.
     After you have everything set up the way you want, head to the next 
area...where a fight awaits...



11.  DORTER TRADE CITY:  Defeat All Enemies

     Enemies:  2 THIEVES, 2 ARCHERS, 2 WIZARDS (vs. Ramza and 3 allies, 
               plus Agrias and Gafgarion)

     Trophies:  1000 gil, flame rod, mage masher, phoenix down

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    With Agrias and Gafgarion to help, this fight is
|   | |       | | |    not hard.  Their varying sword powers are quite
+-+-+ +       + +-+    strong, and have a decent range - even uphill.
|   | |       |   |    The main threat in this fight is the long-range
+-+ +-+ +-+-+-+-+-+    attacks of the Wizards (their magic hits much
| | |   |     | | |    harder than the Archers do), as well as the
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+    charming ability of the male Thieves (if they
| | | |       | | |    have the power; remember, non-essential enemies
+ +-+ +-+-+-+-+ + +    have their skills assigned at random).
| | |*|       | | |    
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    
| | | | |   |     |    
+ +-+ +-+-+-+-+   +    
| | | |       |  *|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+    
|     |       | |X|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+    
|     | |     |   |    
+     +-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|*    |           |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|                 |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     After completing the fight in Dorter, you can take advantage of 
your position on the World Map to not only buy the new items available, 
but take on the proposition in the Bar!  (It's easy, since you can just 
walk back and forth between Orbonne and Dorter.)  When you're ready, you 
can move on to the next area.







Dorter Bar:

     Rumors - After the king's death, Feud between Larg and Goltana, 
              Peasant riot in Zeltennia
     Proposition (1)

Dorter Shop:  flail, round shield, headgear, mythril vest, spike shoes, 
              leather mantle, shuriken, holy water

Gariland Bar:  Propositions (2)

Igros Bar:  Proposition (1)

Igros Shop:  ice bow, javelin, barbuta, mythril armor



12.  ARAGUAY WOODS:  Defeat All Enemies or Save Boco

     Enemies:  BLACK GOBLIN, 5 BLACK GOBLINS
     (vs. Ramza and 3 allies, plus Agrias, Gafgarion, and Boco)

     Trophy:  Hi-potion

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    This fight re-introduces the chocobo 'Boco',
|*  | | | |   | |X| |    who first appeared in the Windmill Shed fight
+ +-+ + + +   + +-+ +    with Wiegraf.  For this fight, however, Boco is
| |X| | | |   |     |    not an enemy, but a guest.  You are given the
+ +-+-+-+-+   +-+-+ +    options of '1. We must leave now.', or '2. Is
|   | | |     |   | |    he strong in a fight?'.  Boco will assist you
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+    against the Goblins, regardless of which choice
| | |   |*| |   |   |    you make.  Boco will also offer to join up with
+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    you at the end of the fight, regardless of
|               |   |    your choice.  Choosing option 2 means that you
+     +-+-+-+-+ +-+-+    must save Boco, however, and thus makes the
|     | | |   |   | |    fight harder.  If you haven't invited any
+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+    monsters to join you yet, you may wish to keep
| | | |x| | |   |   |    Boco at the end of the fight.  All three
+-+-+-+-+ + + +-+   +    versions of Chocobos have strengths to add to
|     |   | | |*|   |    your party, and Boco will immediately start
+-+-+ +-+-+ + +-+ +-+    having babies if you allow it to join.
| | |   |*| | |   | |    
+-+ +   +-+ + +   +-+    
|   |       | |   | |    
+-+-+-+   +-+-+-+-+-+    
| | | |   | | | |   |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+    
| | |X| | | | |   |X|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     Nothing new appears in the shops or bars after the fight in 
Araguay, so unless you want to do some random fights, Zirekile awaits...









13.  ZIREKILE FALLS:  Save Ovelia

     Enemies:  GAFGARION, 5 KNIGHTS (vs. Ramza and 3 allies, plus 
Agrias, Delita, and Ovelia)

     Trophy:  None

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    This battle opens up with a scene wherein
|   | |       | |   |    knights are surrounding both Delita and the
+   +-+-+-+-+-+-+   +    Princess!  You arrive just in time to assist
|     |x|x|x|x|     |    them, only to discover that the plot to kidnap
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    the Princess involves Dycedarg!  This fact
| |   | |*| |   | | |    comes from none other than Gafgarion, who turns
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    against you!  (Admittedly, this should come as
| | | | |*| | | | | |    no surprise; Dycedarg pays Gafgarion for his
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    services, so naturally, Gafgarion will support
| | | | | | | | | | |    Ovelia's kidnapping).  Delita has gained the
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    powers of a Holy Knight sice you last met him.
| | |*| |   | | | | |    The specific powers he wields are random, but
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+    given his equipment, and level, he could
| |   | |   | | |   |    probably do this fight himself!  The risk in
+-+   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    this battle is that if Ovelia dies, you lose
|     |       |     |    the game!  Ovelia has strong defensive magic to
+-+-+-+-+     +-+-+-+    protect herself; however, there is always the
|     | |     |     |    chance, however slim, that you could lose this
+-+-+-+-+     +-+-+-+    fight.
| | | |*|     | | | |    One thing that should help is Gafgarion's
+-+-+-+-+     +-+-+-+    cowardice.  If reduced to critical condition,
| | | | |       | | |    Gafgarion will flee.
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     Right after this fight, a scene ('Reunion with Delita' under 
Record) plays.  With Ovelia safe, you can now take the time to go back 
to shops and bars, if you wish, before proceeding.  As a guest, Ovelia 
will not join you in any other fights from this point on.

Dorter Bar:  Rumor - Kidnap of the Princess

Dorter Shop:  poison rod, rainbow staff, cypress rod, mythril shield, 
              triangle hat, adaman vest, power wrist

Gariland Shop:  platina dagger

Igros Shop:  coral sword, mythril helmet, plate mail

















14.  ZALAND FORT CITY:  Defeat All Enemies or Save Mustadio

     Enemies:  2 KNIGHTS, 2 WIZARDS, 2 ARCHERS (vs. Ramza and 3 allies, 
plus Agrias and Mustadio)

     Trophies:  2000 gil, mythril sword, hi-potion

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    On the run from some unsavoury characters,
| | | | |*| | |     |    Mustadio (An Engineer from Goug) meets you in
+-+-+ + +-+ +-+-+-+-+    this battle.  You are given two choices:
| | | | | |   |     |    '1. Don't want to get involved.', and '2. We
+-+-+ + + +-+-+-+-+-+    have to help him!'.  Choosing option 2 means
|   | | | |     |   |    that if Mustadio dies, the game is over!
+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Fortunately, Mustadio's gun allows him to stay
|*|     |       |   |    far away from the enemies.  If you want the 
+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+    hard version of this fight, make sure to bring
| |   |         |   |    people that can heal from a distance
|-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    (a skilled Priest, or a Chemist).
| | |     |     | | |    If you find this fight difficult, focus on the
+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+    Wizards when you attack.  Wizards are much
| |   | |      *  | |    easier to kill than Archers, and removing them
+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    from the fight means that only the Archers can
| | |   |         | |    hit Mustadio from a distance.
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|     | | | | | |   |    
+     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|     | | |   |   | |    
+-+-+-+ + + +-+   +-+    
|*      | | |     | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+    
|   | |   |     |   |    
+-+-+ +-+ +-+-+ +-+ +    
|       |     |   | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     Mustadio reveals more about himself after this fight (in the scene, 
'Machinist'; as you leave Zaland, another scene, 'Worries of Ovelia', 
will play out).  It seems Mustadio needs your help, so he'll be with you 
for a while as a guest.
     There is no new equipment for purchase in Zaland, but there should 
be several porpositions to undertake, if you wish.

Zaland Bar:  Propositions (2)


















15.  BARIAUS HILL:  Defeat All Enemies

     Enemies:  2 KNIGHTS, 2 ARCHERS, 2 SUMMONERS (vs. Ramza and 3 
               allies, plus Agrias and Mustadio)

     Trophies:  1000 gil, holy water

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    It seems that Mustadio has some powerful enemies,
|     |   | |*    |    as the mercenaries you meet here threaten to take
+     +   +-+-+   +    him by force!  Luckily, you don't have to focus
|     |   | | |   |    on saving Mustadio in this fight.  The real I
|-+-+-+   + + +-+-+    danger is the Archers, who have the high ground,
|   |*|   | | |   |    and the Summoners, whose magic can hit many
+-+ + +-+-+ +-+ +-+    people at once!
| | | |     | | | |    
+ +-+ +-+-+-+ +-+ +    As it was at Zaland, this battle can go quickly
|   | |     | |   |    if you take down the foes with long-range attacks
+   +-+-+   + +   +    first.  Mustadio usually aims for a Summoner, and
|   | | |   | |  *|    Agrias assists against the Knights as they
+ +-+ + +-+-+ +-+ +    advance (unless the Archers kill her first!).
| | | | |X|   | | |    
+-+ +-+ +-+ +-+ +-+    
|   | |     | |   |    
+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|   | |     | |   |    
+   + +-+-+-+-+   +    
|   |       | |   |    
+-+-+-+   +-+-+-+ +    
|   |*|   | |X| | |    
+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+ + +    
| | |X| |   | | | |    
+ +-+-+ + +-+ + +-+    
| | |   | |   |   |    
+-+ + +-+ +   +-+ +    
| | | |   |     | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     The scene 'Dycedarg's plans' runs after this battle.  Gafgarion 
reports of your interference in the procurement of Ovelia, and 
Dycedarg's reaction is most unkind...
     No new equipment or propositions become available after this fight, 
so you may wish to proceed directly to Lionel Castle.


16.  LIONEL CASTLE:  Scene - Cardinal Draclau and the Holy Stone

     The scene which occurs here removes both Agrias and Ovelia from 
your party, as they take refuge with the cardinal from the machinations 
of Larg and Dycedarg.  Under the 'Record' section of the 'Brave Story' 
option in the World Map menu, a new scene is recorded, which does not 
play out during the course of the game.  This 'hidden' scene, 'Those who 
seek the Holy Stone', is quite interesting, if not overly enlightening.
     With Ovelia safe, many new items become available at shops, as well 
as several propositions.  Before you move onward with the game, you 
should consider checking these out.






Lionel Bar:

     Rumors - Zodiac Brave Story, Zodiac Stone, Bart Company's dark
              rumor
     Propositions (1)


Lionel Shop:  giant axe, cross bow, lightning bow, spear, gold shield, 
              gold helmet, gold armor, rubber shoes, defense ring, 
              defense armlet, wizard mantle, diamond armlet, ether, 
              remedy

Dorter Shop:  koutetsu knife, asura knife, battle dict

Gariland Shop:  battle bamboo, green beret, wizard outfit, wizard robe, 
                lightning ball, water ball, fire ball



17.  ZIGOLIS SWAMP:  Defeat All Enemies

     Enemies:  vary (usually 2 SKELETONS, 2 GHOULS, 1 BONE SNATCH, 1 
               MORBOL)
     (vs. Ramza and 4 allies, plus Mustadio)

     Trophy:  None

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    You may notice that the monsters listed
| |   |   | |   |    *  |    above don't appear in this fight.  There is
+-+   +   +-+-+-+ +-+-+-+    a small chance that this fight will change
|     |   | | |   |     |    to include a Uribo.  Given the rarity of
+-+-+-+   +-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    Uribos, you may want to bring someone with
| |         | |   |X|X| |    the Mediator Talk Skill 'Invite' for the
+-+   +-+   +-+   +-+-+ +    battle.  A Uribo is not strong, but the
|     |X|   | |         |    creatures it can breed - the Porky, or the
+     +-+   +-+         +    Wildbow - are strong, and possess special
|           | |         |    qualities, for poachers...
+ +-+-+-+   +-+-+-+     +    
|*|     |     |X|X|     |    Since most of your enemies are Undead, you
+-+-+   +     +-+-+     +    can easily win this fight in less than 5
|   |   |               |    minutes.  A Phoenix Down can instantly kill
+ +-+ +-+-+           +-+    any Undead.  Also, if Mustadio has learned
| |   |X|X|    *      | |    the skill 'Seal Evil', Then the only threat
+-+-+-+-+-+   +-+ +-+-+ +    becomes the slow, but strong, Morbol.
|             |X| |     |    
+     +-+-+   +-+ + +-+-+    
|     |   |       | |   |    
+-+   +-+ + +-+-+-+-+ +-+    
| |   | | | | | | | | |*|    
+ +-+-+-+ + +-+-+-+-+-+ +    
|         |       |     |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     Depending on how far you have advanced your party, you may wish to 
simply skip going back to Dorter for the only new item.  If you have a 
Bard, however, then the trip is worth taking.

Dorter Shop: ramia harp



18.  SLUMS IN GOUG:  Defeat All Enemies

     Enemies:  2 SUMMONERS, 2 THIEVES, 2 ARCHERS (vs. Ramza and 3 
               allies, plus Mustadio)

     Trophies:  1000 gil, thunder rod

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    This fight doesn't occur until you leave Goug.
| | | | | | | | | |    When you first enter the city, Mustadio leaves
+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+    to see what he can learn about Bart Company.  The
| | | | |   | | | |    young man finds the mercenaries holding his
+ +-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+    father, Besrodio.  However, you are ordered to
| | | | | |*| | |*|    hand over the Holy Stone that Mustadio hid, in
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    exchange for Besrodio.  The fight starts when the
| | | | | |   | | |    enemy gains the Stone, as they want no witnesses!
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    The main threats in this fight are the Archers
| | | |  *| | | | |    (and possibly Thieves, if you brought female
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    characters).  Unless you have run through the
| | | | | | | |   |    game without building up your party, this fight
+ + + + + +-+-+-+-+    should be very easy.
| | | | | | |   | |    
+-+ + + + +-+-+-+-+    
| | | | | | | |   |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
| | | | | | |     |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+     +    
| | | | | | |     |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+   +    
| |  *  | | | |   |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     The scene 'Besrodio's Rescue' runs after this battle.  Ha!  It 
seems Mustadio is quite resourceful.  With Besrodio safe, and Bart 
Company on a wild goose chase, it seems that Ramza's choice of seeking 
more information is a wise one.  Mustadio offers to join up for good; 
given his skills (and the fact that a good portion of the secrets in the 
game are not available without him joining), you shouldn't turn him 
down.
     Since you are compelled into the 'Slums in Goug' fight when you try 
to leave, the new items available in shops, as well as the new 
proposition, are listed hereafter (as opposed to before the fight).  
With only one way to go, however, the proposition might be best to leave 
for later.

Goug Bar:  Proposition (1)

Goug Shop:  romanda gun


39.	WARJILIS TRADE CITY:  Scenes - 'Delita's advice' (when entering 
                           Warjilis), 'Cardinal's Anger' (when 
                           leaving Warjilis)

     If you've been thorough in obtaining new equipment during your 
travels, you'll find nothing new in the shops of Warjilis.  However, the 
information gleaned from the scenes which play here is quite helpful.  
There is also a proposition available at the bar.

Warjilis Bar:  Proposition (1)


20.  BARIAUS VALLEY:  Rescue Agrias

     Enemies:  2 KNIGHTS, 2 ARCHERS, 2 WIZARDS (vs. Ramza and 4 allies, 
plus Agrias)

     Trophy:  Echo grass


+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    By a stroke of good fortune, you run into
| | | | | |   | | | | |*|    Agrias while traveling to save Ovelia.
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ + + +-+-+    Unfortunately, Agrias has run afoul of
|*| | | | | |   | | | |X|    bounty hunters looking to capture her!
+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+    The hardest part of this fight is not so
| | | |X| | |     | | | |    much the enemy, as it is the way you are
+-+-+ +-+-+-+ +-+ +-+-+-+    set up on the battle map, at the start of
|       | | | | | | | | |    the fight.  Agrias is close to the enemy,
+ +-+-+-+-+-+ +-+ +-+-+-+    and may get hit 2-3 times before you even
| | |   | |       | |X|*|    get a turn!  Since the party is split up,
+ +-+   +-+       +-+-+-+    it might be best to set up your party so
|   |     |         | | |    that they can stay divided, working as
+-+-+-+ +-+         +-+-+    two smaller forces.  Having healing in each
| | | | |           | | |    of the smaller groups is a must!
+-+ +-+-+-+ +-+   +-+-+-+    
| | | |   | | |   | | | |    
+ + +-+   +-+-+   +-+ +-+    
| | | |   | | |   | | | |    
+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|X|*| | | | | | | | | | |    
+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+ +-+ +-+    
|   | | | | | | |   | | |    
+-+-+ + + +-+ +-+   +-+ +    
| | | | | | | | |   | | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     Agrias offers to join up permanently after this fight.  With her 
powers, she can be an invaluable addition to your group.  She 
immediately wishes to go rescue Ovelia; however, a few new items are 
available for purchase in Warjilis.  Be warned, however; the random 
fights at Bariaus Valley can be brutal, at any level, regardless of the 
party you take.

Warjilis Shop:  bizen boat, brigandine, elf mantle



















21.  GOLGORAND EXECUTION SITE:  Defeat All Enemies

     Enemies:  GAFGARION, 2 KNIGHTS, 2 ARCHERS, 2 TIME MAGES (vs. Ramza 
and 4 allies)

     Trophy:  None

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    There is a small conversation played out
|                   | |    during this confrontation if Agrias is
+-+-+-+           +-+-+    included in the party.
|     |           |   |    As for the actual fight, Gafgarion is the
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    biggest threat.  He will flee if brought to
|*| | |       |*| | | |    critical status.  However, as with Wiegraf,
+-+-+-+       +-+-+-+-+    Gafgarion's powers can be neutralized by
| | |             | | |    stealing his weapon - a Blood Sword!
+-+-+   +-+-+-+   + +-+    Mustadio can also be of great help in this
| | |   |     |   | | |    fight; Don't Move and Don't Act, in
+ + +   + +-+ +   +-+-+    combination with the gun's range, make the
| | |   | | | |   |   |    Engineer invaluable!
+ + +   + +-+ +   +   +    
| | |   |     |   |   |    
+ + +   +-+-+-+   +   +    
| | |    *| |     |   |    
+-+ +     +-+     +-+-+    
|   |     | |     |   |    
+   +     +-+     + +-+    
|   |     | |  *  | | |    
+-+-+     +-+     +-+ +    
|   |             |   |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     Yet another scene plays out after this fight ('Those who use, those 
who get used' under Record).  It seems Ovelia is being kept alive and 
healthy by her captors, but a surprise is revealed about her when Vormav 
appears.
     There are no new items or propositions available after the fight at 
Golgorand. The next few fights end off the chapter, though, and they can 
be quite challenging.  If the average level of your characters 
(excluding any newer additions, such as Mustadio, or Agrias) is less 
than 30, you will find the next area very, very hard.  The alternative - 
getting into random fights at Bariaus Valley - is not very appealing, 
but is ultimately preferable.



















22.  OUTSIDE LIONEL CASTLE:  Defeat All Enemies

     Enemies:  GAFGARION, 3 KNIGHTS, 2 ARCHERS, 1 SUMMONER (vs. Ramza 
               and 4 allies)

     Trophy:  mythril helmet

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    This fight can be deadly if Ramza cannot heal
| | | |     | |   |    himself.  Ramza is separated from the party, and
+-+ +-+-+   + +-+-+    must face Gafgarion, one-on-one.  In order for
|   | | |   |     |    the rest of the parety to join Ramza, he must
+-+-+-+-+   +-+-+-+    open the gate by pulling its lever (the 'L' on
| | |*| |         |    the map; Ramza merely needs to step on the area
+ +-+-+-+         +    to activate the lever).
| | | | |         |    
+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    The rest of the party should watch out for the
| | |   |      L| |    Knights first.  All the Knights will be able
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    to break some kind of equipment, leaving you
|                 |    that much more vulnerable to long-range attacks.
+-+               +    
|X|               |    If Gafgarion is beaten, he immediately turns into
+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+    a crystal.  This can be used by Ramza to restore
| |*| |*|         |    his health, if necessary.  Thus, Gafgarion is
+ +-+-+-+         +    finally beaten for good!
|                 |    
+                 +    
|                 |    
+-+               +    
| |               |    
+ +     +-+   +-+ +    
| |     |X|   |X| |    
+-+-+-+-+-+   +-+-+    
| |     |       | |    
+-+ +-+ +       +-+    
| | |*| |       | |    
+-+ +-+ +       + +    
|       |       | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     You're asked if you want to save after this fight.  If you can 
save, save!  The next fight, is you don't prepare for it in advance, can 
be extremely hard.



















23.  INSIDE LIONEL CASTLE:  Defeat Queklain

     Enemies:  Queklain

     Trophy:  None

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    ACK!  A demon!
|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    The 'Nightmare' power Queklain wields will kill
|X|X|  * *  |X|X|    a poorly-equipped party, or a low level group.
+-+-+ +-+-+ +-+-+    Hopefully, you've worked on learning powers; if
| | | |   | | | |    not, you're in for a HARD fight.
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    
|      * *      |    The worst side effect of 'Nightmare' is 'Death
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    Sentence'.  Nohting you have at this point of the
| |X|X|   |X|X| |    game can stop Deatrh Sentence, unless you have a
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    White Staff and/or a Defense Ring.
|   | |   | |   |    
+   +-+-+-+-+   +    
|     |   |     |    
+     +   +     +    
|     |   |     |    
+     +   +     +    
|     |   |     |    
+-+-+-+   +-+-+-+    
|               |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     Once Queklain is defeated, the scene 'The Lion War Outbreak' will 
play.  This will officially end Chapter Two.































CHAPTER THREE:  The Valiant

     Chapter Three opens up with the scene, 'T.G. Cid'.  The War between 
Larg's Hokuten troops, and Goltana's Nanten troops, is not going well 
for either side.
     Ramza starts Chapter Three in Dorter, away from the front lines of 
the war.  A wide variety of new items become available for purchase 
immediately, as do a fair number of propositions.  Before running off to 
Goland, you should take advantage of these.

Dorter Bar:

     Rumors - Future of the War, Rescue of Princess Ovelia, Draclau's 
              Death, Drought and flood damage 
     Propositions (3)

Dorter Shop:  hidden knife, murasame, musk rod, c bag, flame shield, ice 
              shield, twist headband, feather boots, magic gauntlet,
              reflect ring, n-kai armlet, x-potion

Gariland Bar:  Proposition (1)

Gariland Shop:  flame whip

Igros Shop:  ancient sword

Zaland Bar:  Proposition (1)

Lionel Bar:  Propositions (2)

Lionel Shop:  poison bow, mythril bow, mythril spear, cross helmet

Warjilis Bar:  Proposition (1)

Goug Bar:  Proposition (1)


























24.  GOLAND COAL CITY:  Save Olan

     Enemies:  3 THIEVES, 2 CHEMISTS, MEDIATOR (vs. Ramza and 4 allies, 
               plus Olan)

     Trophy:  1500 gil, battle dict

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    While headed for Lesalia to learn more of the
|   |   | |   | | |*|    War, you meet Olan in Goland.  It seems he's
+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+ +-+    angered some thieves, and needs assistance!
|   |   | |   | | | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Considering Olan's 'Galaxy Stop' power, this
|   | | |   | | |   |    fight should be a breeze.  However, sometimes
+-+-+ + +   + +-+ +-+    Olan does not use this power, or it fails; to
|   | | |   | |   | |    be safe, bring someone who can heal from a
+ +-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    distance (preferably a preist)!
| |*|   | | |*| | | |    The Chemists in this fight are equipped with
+ +-+-+-+ + +-+-+ + +    Mythril Guns.  While these weapons are not
| | | | | | | | | | |    rare, they are stronger than any gun you
+ + + +-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    currently possess, so you may wish to steal
| | |         | |   |    them.
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|   |*| |   |   |   |    
+-+ +-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+    
| | | |         |   |    
+-+ +-+         +-+-+    
| | | |             |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     The scene 'First meeting with Olan' plays after this battle, a 
foreshadow of things to come.  Nothing new appears in the shops, but 
there is a new proposition you can take at Goland's bar.

Goland Bar:  Proposition (1)



























25.  BACK GATE OF LESALIA CASTLE:  Defeat Zalmo

     Enemies:  ZALMO, 3 KNIGHTS, 2 MONKS (vs. Ramza and 3 allies, plus 
               Alma)

     Trophy:  Ether

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    After the scene 'Reunion With Zalbag' plays
|  *| |     | |   | |    when you enter Lesalia, you fin Ramza talking
+-+-+ +     + +   + +    with his sister, Alma.  The talk is cut short
|     |     | |X  | |    when Zalmo, Heresy Examiner, comes to arrest
+-+ +-+     + +-+-+ +    Ramza on charges of heresy!  Alma warns you to
| | |       |       |    flee, and Zalmo attacks!
+ + +-+-+   +-+-+-+-+    The quickest way to defeat Zalmo is to attack
| |     |           |    him directly.  With his healing skills, Zalmo
+ +-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+ +    can revive any of his fallen companions or heal
|     | |         | |    them with ease.  Long-range attacks make the
+     + + +-+-+-+-+-+    fight go even faster.  Zalmo will flee if 
|     | | |   | | | |    brought down to critical, ending the fight.
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
| | | |         | | |    
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+    
| | | |       | | | |    
+ +-+-+       +-+-+ +    
|*|X|X|       |X|X| |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
| |X|X|X|X|X|X|X|X| |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|*                 *|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     After this battle, another scene ('As A "Heretic"' under Record) 
plays.  Alma wants to help you, and since the church is now looking for 
you, you'll need her.  Alma tags along as a guest, but like Ovelia, she 
won't be assisting in any other fights.  This means that her rare 
equipment, a Barette and the Healing Staff, are perfectly safe to take 
from her.
     Before you head off to Orbonne, there are several shops worth 
visiting (see below).  For future reference, any item in the game that 
becomes available can be bought at Lesalia or Goland, with the exception 
of ninja and samurai swords, and a few other miscellaneous weapons.  If 
you are close to these two cities, you can examine them whenever you 
complete a new area, and find most newly available equipment.  You don't 
have to do any running around, however; this FAQ states throughout when 
new items become available, as well as where the closest place to 
purchase them is.

Lesalia Shop:  main gauche, sleep sword, slasher, diamond helmet, 
               diamond armor, germinas boots, jade armlet

Goland Shop:  iron fan, holy miter, judo outfit, chameleon robe, magic 
shuriken

Dorter Shop:  ninja knife, heaven's cloud, monster dict, persia

Igros Bar:  Proposition (1)

Goug Shop:  mythril gun



26.  ORBONNE MONASTERY:  Scene - Confessions of Simon

     Uh-oh!  It seems that Simon has received some unwelcome visitors.  
You'll have to help him!



27.  ORBONNE MONASTERY, SECOND FLOOR:  Defeat All Enemies

     Enemies:  3 LANCERS, 2 TIME MAGES, CHEMIST (vs. Ramza and 4 allies)

     Trophy:  Battle dict

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    It seems some Thieves have come to take the
|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|    Holy Stone from the Church.  The real villains
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    are below, but before you can get to them,
|X|X|X|X|   |X|X|X|X|    you'll have to deal with the enemies waiting on 
+-+-+-+-+   +-+-+-+-+    the Second Floor.  The Lancers are the most
|*                  |    immediately threat in this fight.
+                   +    They are positioned close to the party, and
|                   |    with their 'Jump' power, they can hit quite
+   +-+-+   +-+-+   +    hard from a distance.  Hopefully, you've
|   |X|X|   |X|X|   |    brought some heavy hitters, like Agrias.
+   +-+-+   +-+-+   +    Failing that, you should have some healers,
|                   |    and possibly Mustadio, whose Engineer powers
+                   +    are an asset in any fight.
|                   |    You are given the option to save after this
+     +-+-+-+-+     +    fight, which you should take advantage of.
|     | | | | |    *|    
+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|        *          |    
+-+-+   +-+-+   +-+-+    
| | |   |X|X|   | | |    
+-+-+   +-+-+   +-+-+    
| | |           | | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|          *        |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    























28.  ORBONNE MONASTERY, THIRD FLOOR:  Defeat Izlude

     Enemies:  IZLUDE, 2 KNIGHTS, 2 ARCHERS, 1 SUMMONER (vs. Ramza and 4 
               allies)

     Trophy:  Defense armlet

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    While only having to defeat the main enemy
|*| | | | |   | |   | | |    in a fight tends to make it easier, such is
+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    not the case with Izlude.  Izlude can Jump,
|       | |        *| | |    like a master Lancer; he also has the skill
+       + +         +-+-+    'Maintenance' set, so you cannot break or
|       | |             |    steal his equipment.  Finally, Izlude will
+ +-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Jump on nearly every turn, so spells that
| | |   | |   |     | |*|    take too long to cast will simply miss!
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Also, watch out for the Archers, and their
| | |   | |*            |    long-range attacks.
+ +-+   + +             +    Once again, at the end of this fight, you
| | |   | |             |    are given the option to save.  Do so.  As
+ +-+   +-+-+-+-+   +-+ +    tough as Izlude was, the upcoming fight can
| | |   | |   | |   | | |    be equally deadly.
+ +-+   + +-+-+-+   +-+ +    
|       | |         | | |    
+       + +         + +-+    
|       | |         | | |    
+-+-+   + +   +-+-+-+-+-+    
| | |   | |   |     | | |    
+ +-+   +-+   +-+-+-+-+-+    
| | |   | |   | | | | | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    































29.  ORBONNE MONASTERY, FIRST FLOOR:  Defeat Wiegraf

     Enemies:  WIEGRAF, 2 KNIGHTS, 2 ARCHERS, WIZARD (vs. Ramza and 4 
               allies)

     Trophy:  2500 gil

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Wiegraf's back, and he has more Holy
|                         |    Knight powers than when you first met
+     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+     +    him.  Wiegraf's also higher level, so he
|     | | |     | | |  *  |    can inflict much more damage!
+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+    Wiegraf isn't set with Maintenance, so a
|*      | | | | | |     |X|    Thief with 'Steal Weapon' can take away
+-+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+    the worst attacks.  Even so, Wiegraf can
|X| |X|X|X|X| |X|X|X|X| |X|    usually hit barehanded for 30-60 HP
+-+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+    damage.  If you're having trouble, focus
|       | | | | | |     |X|    on Wiegraf to end the fight quickly.
+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+    Otherwise, kill his cohorts first.
|     |   |     |   |     |    Remember, if a human enemy crystallizes,
+     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+     +    you might get some free powers!
|            *            |    
+-+-+-+-+-+     +-+-+-+-+-+    
| |X|   |X|     | |   | | |    
+ +-+   +-+     + +   + + +    
|*|X|   | |     | |   | | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     The scene 'Velius' plays right after this fight.  Not only has 
Izlude managed to get away, now you seem to have another demon as an 
enemy!  Simon has given you the 'Germonik Scriptures'; if you wish, you 
can read this by going into Brave Story, and examining the Germonik 
Scriptures by using the /\ button.  The Scriptures can take some time to 
read, though.
     Several new pieces of equipment are now available at shops.  
Whether you choose to go on a shopping spree or not, entering Dorter 
from Orbonne trigger a brief scene in which Ramza is told to go Riovanes 
Castle to save Alma.  Once you leave Dorter, yet another scene runs 
('Ovelia and Delita' under Record).

Dorter Bar:  Rumor - Death of Marquis Elmdor in battle

Dorter Shop:  short edge, wizard rod, bloody strings, papyrus plate, 
              gokuu rod, p bag, diamond shield, aegis shield, black 
              hood, power sleeve, white robe, magic ring, 108 gems,
              hi-ether

Igros Bar:  Proposition (1)

Igros Shop:  diamond sword

Zaland Bar:  Proposition ()

Lionel Bar:  Propositions (2)

Lionel Shop:  orichalcum, windslash bow, partisan

Goug Shop:  hunting bow




30.  GROG HILL:  Defeat All Enemies

     Enemies:  2 SQUIRES, 2 CHEMISTS, 1 ARCHER, 1 THIEF (vs. Ramza and 4 
               allies)

     Trophy:  Mythril gun

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    At Grog Hill, Ramza encounters deserters
|*      | | |   | |   |    from the Nanaten armies.  Scared of being
+   +-+-+ +-+-+-+ +   +    caught, the deserters attack, hoping for
|   | | | | | |   |   |    a discharge when they kill a heretic.
+-+-+ +-+-+ +-+-+ + +-+    
|     | | |     | | | |    Each opponent is equally deadly.  The Thief
+-+-+-+ + +     +-+-+-+    can charm male characters; the Archer
|       | |           |    can attack from a distance, as can the
+   +-+-+ +-+-+-+     +    Chemists, who have guns (and use X-Potions
|   |     | |   |  *  |    to heal)!  The easiest way to defeat these
+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+-+ +    opponents is to focus on them one at a
| |   |   | | |     | |    time; the Chemists, being able to use
+-+ +-+   + + +-+-+ +-+    Phoenix Downs, may be the biggest threat.
| | |     | |     |   |    You can also turn the tables by using a
+-+-+     + +     +-+-+    Mediator to Invite enemies.  However, if you
| |       | |         |    do so, the scene that plays after the battle
+-+   +-+-+ +-+-+     +    might not make much sense (it is assumed that
|     |     | | |     |    you slew the deserters in the battle).
+ +-+-+ +-+-+-+ +-+-+-+    
| |     | |   |       |    
+-+ +-+-+ + +-+-+-+-+-+    
|   |     | |         |    
+-+-+     + +         +    
|*        | |      *  |    
+         + +         +    
|         | |         |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     The scene 'Son of T.G. Cid' plays after the battle at Grog Hill.  
Ramza's moral dilemma of killing the deserters is offset by his newfound 
ally (who doesn't join, but is comforting nonetheless).

     A new item becomes available at this point (see below), but is not 
necessarily worth going back to purchase.

Goland Shop:  gold staff


















31.  YARDOW FORT CITY:  Save Rafa

     Enemies:  MALAK, 3 NINJAS, 2 SUMMONERS (vs. Ramza and 3 allies, 
               plus Rafa)

     Trophies:  2000 gil, yagyu darkness, holy water

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    This fight is hard, regardless of how well
| | | |  *| | | |   |    you've worked up your party.  The Ninjas almost
+ + + + +-+ +-+-+-+ +    always go before you, and aim for Rafa.  Since
| | | | | |   | |X| |    you must save Rafa to avoid losing the game,
+-+-+-+ + +   +-+-+-+    this can be rather frustrating.
|     | | |     | | |    
+     +-+-+     +-+-+    Malak will run away if brought to critical, and
|               |X|X|    is not the greatest threat.  Instead, watch out
+               +-+-+    for the Ninjas!  They can be randomly set to
|        *      | | |    throw any item available at the shops.  They
+             +-+ + +    might only hit when they throw weapons for as
|             |   | |    low as 60 HP, but more often, they hit for 120
+           +-+ +-+-+    to 150 HP damage!
|           |   |X| |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+ +    
|     |     | |X|  *|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+    
| |               |X|    
+-+           +-+-+-+    
| |           |     |    
+ +           + +-+ +    
| |           | |X| |    
+ +           + +-+ +    
| |           | | | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     'Divine Rafa' plays after the battle at Yardow, introducing your 
new guest.  There are a goodly number of items available in shops after 
this fight, well worth backtracking to get before entering Yuguo.

Yardow Bar:  Proposition (1)

Yardow Shop:  golden hairpin, black robe, sprint shoes, bracer, dracula 
mantle

Lesalia Shop:  assassin dagger, platinum sword, platina armor

Dorter Shop:  ninja edge, kiyomori, morning star, cashmere
















32.  YUGUO WOODS:  Defeat All Enemies

     Enemies:  2 WIZARDS, 2 TIME MAGES, 1 GHOUL, 1 REVNANT, 1 GUST
     (vs. Ramza and 4 allies, plus Rafa)

     Trophies:  Phoenix down, phoenix down

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    The restless Undead which inhabit the woods attack
|  *      | |   |    when you enter.  Fortunately, all the enemies are
+     +-+-+ +   +    undead, including the Time Mages and Wizards!
|     |     |   |    Phoenix Downs will make short work of your enemies.
+-+-+-+-+-+-+   +    
|   |   | |     |    Because the human enemies are Undead, they cannot
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    be Invited.  Holy Water does not, unfortunately,
|   |       |   |    fix their current state; don't waste it.
+   +-+-+-+-+-+ +    
|   |*|   | | | |    
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
| | | |X|X| | | |    
+ +-+ +-+-+ + + +    
| | | |X|X| | | |    
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    
|   | |   |*|   |    
+   + +-+-+-+   +    
|   | |         |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+   +    
|     | | |*|   |    
+-+-+ + +-+-+-+ +    
|   | |   | | | |    
+   + +   + +-+ +    
|   | |   |     |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     Nothing new becomes available after Yuguo Woods.  Once you enter 
Riovanes, however, you won't be leaving, so make sure you have 
everything you want in advance!  Leading into the next area, at its 
beginning, is the scene, 'Ambitions of Prince Barinten'.
























33.  AT THE GATES OF RIOVANES CASTLE:  Defeat All Enemies

     Enemies:  MALAK, 3 ARCHERS, 3 KNIGHTS (vs. Ramza and 3 allies, plus 
               Rafa)

     Trophies:  Elf mantle, hi-potion, x-potion

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Guards, led by Malak, await you at the
|     | | |     | |  *  |    castle.  Malak does not pose any serious
+   +-+-+-+-+-+ +-+     +    threat.  The Archers, however, who have
|   | | | | | | |       |    the advantage of the upper parapets, can
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+   +-+    and will rain down on you with arrows.  If
| | | |     | | | |   | |    Rafa or Malak is brought to critical both
+-+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+    of them will leave.
| | | |*| | | | | |   | |    
+-+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+    The best tactic to winning this fight
|     | | | | | | |   | |    quickly is to hit Malak until he leaves,
+-+   +-+-+-+ +-+-+   +-+    then cast 'Golem' with a Summoner.  The
| |     | |   | |X|   |X|    'Golem' power will catch most of the arrows
+-+     +-+   +-+-+   +-+    fired at you; that way, you can focus on
| |           | | |   | |    the Knights, then storm the parapets.
+ +-+   +-+   +-+ +   + +    
| | |   |*|     | |   | |    
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +   + +    
|   | |   | |   | |   | |    
+   +-+   +-+   +-+   +-+    
|               | |   | |    
+-+-+-+     +-+-+-+   +-+    
|     |     | | |       |    
+-+-+ +     + + +       +    
|   | |     | | |      *|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     You are given the option of saving after this fight.  Use it!  The 
next fight is preceded by the scene, 'Escaping Alma'.


























34.  INSIDE RIOVANES CASTLE:  Defeat Wiegraf, Defeat Velius

     Enemies (first fight):  WIEGRAF (Ramza only!)

     Enemies (second fight):  VELIUS, 3 ARCHAIC DEMONS (vs. Ramza and 4 
                              allies)

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    When you first enter Riovanes, Wiegraf approaches
| | |       | | |    and taunts Ramza.  Then, a one-on-one fight begins!
+ + +       + + +    You only have to knock Wiegraf down to critical, to
| | |       | | |    trigger the second fight.  This is not as easy as
+-+-+       +-+-+    it might sound.  Wiegraf's Holy Knight powers are
|*| |       | |*|    all ranged attacks.  Ramza should not enter this
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    battle without the 'Item' or 'Punch Art' powers
| |   |   |   | |    (assuming he can use X-Potions, or Chakra; if using
+ +   +-+-+   + +    Chakra, remember that it is weak when you are set
| |   |   |   | |    as a spell casting class).
+ + +-+-+-+-+ + +    
| | |*|   | | | |    Wiegraf leaves once he is knocked to critical, only
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    to reappear when your allies show up.  When he
| | |X|   |X| | |    comes back, Wiegraf changes into Velius and summons
+-+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+    three demons!  Velius can use 'Cyclops', dealing
| | | |   |*| | |    out massive damage over a large area; hopefully,
+-+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+    you have several Chemists.  The Archaic Demons also
| |   |   |   | |    have some nasty long-range powers.  Since Velius
+-+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+    takes some time to defeat, it may help to slay the
| | |       | | |    demons first.  The more you outnumber the enemy,
+-+-+       +-+-+    the more attacks you can get off!
| | |       | | |    
+ +-+       +-+ +    
|               |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     You are given the option of saving after these fights, as well.  Do 
so!  Leading into the next fight is the scene, 'Scars of a tragedy'.


























35.  ROOF OF RIOVANES CASTLE:  Save Rafa

     Enemies:  ELMDOR, CELIA, LEDE (vs. Ramza and 3 allies, plus Rafa)

     Trophy:  None

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Despite the rumour that was in the bar, it
|                   | |    seems the Marquis is still alive.  He isn't
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    very friendly, though; he's come for the Holy 
| | | | | | | | | | | |    stones that Barinten had!
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    This fight is easy to end; merely bring any
| | | | | | | | | | | |    of your opponents to critical, and it's over.
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    However...with Celia and Lede being very, very
| |   |       |*|   | |    fast, Rafa can die before you get a turn!
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Also, Celia and Lede have rare equipment that
|X|X|X|           |X| |    you might want to steal. This only makes the
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    fight harder - but it can be done.
|X|X|X|   |X| |*|X|X| |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    Celia and Lede can instantly inflict 'Dead',
|X|X|X|           |X| |    'Stop', or 'Invite' (on males, and one hit
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    cancels the charm).  Equip yourself to avoid
| |   |       |*|   | |    this, and change to a Ninja or Thief to raise
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    your natural speed.  At least one person,
| | | | | | |X| | | | |    preferably Ramza, should be able to heal Rafa
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    from a distance.
| | | | | | | | | | | |    If you're not sure what equipment to wear,
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    try the following (if you have it):  Judo
|                   | |    Outfit, Black Costume, Chameleon Robe, Thief
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Hat, Jade Armlet, Chantage.

     After this final fight, several scenes play, one after another:  
'The other power', 'The lying heart', and 'Those who squirm in 
darkness'.  Rafa and Malak offer to join up with you, as well.




























CHAPTER FOUR:  Somebody to Love

     Chapter Four opens with the scene, 'A man with the Holy Stone'.  
Unlike the last chapter's beginning, you start where you left off, at 
Riovanes.  You'll notice a new area on the World Map, Bervenia Volcano.  
Although you've never been to this area, it's marked with a blue dot, 
instead of orange.


Bervenia Volcano

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    The fights here are all random.  However, there
|           | |X|X| |    is a reason why this area shows up; a special
+ +-+       + +-+-+ +    item is hid here.  The item is only helpful for
| | |    *  | |X|X| |    a hidden character later in the game.  This
+ +-+       +-+-+-+-+    item is marked on the map with an 'M'.
| | |           | | |    
+-+ +           + + +    Expect to run into creatures like Behemoths,
| | |           | | |    Ahrimans, Plagues, Skeletons, Bone Snatches,
+-+-+-+-+       +-+ +    Living Bones, Grenades, and Explosives in
| |   | |           |    Bervenia Volcano.
+-+-+-+-+           +    
| | | | |           |    
+-+ + +-+           +    
| | |               |    
+-+-+               +    
| | |               |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
| | | | |X|       | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
| |M| | | | | | |X| |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
| | | | |    *|     |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
| | |           | | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     In addition to this new area appearing, there are a number of new 
items available for purchase in shops, and several propositions which 
can be done before heading to Doguola Pass.

Riovanes Bar:

     Rumors - Future of the War 2, Monster in Riovanes Castle

     Propositions (5)

Riovanes Shop:  ice brand, platina shield, platina helmet, carabini 
mail, angel ring, red shoes

Igros Bar:  Proposition (1)

Gariland Bar:  Proposition (1)

Gariland Shop:  earth clothes, yagyu darkness

Dorter Bar:  Propositions (3)

Dorter Shop:  spell edge, muramasa


Lionel Bar:  Proposition (1)

Goug:  Scene - Steel Ball Found!

Goug Bar:  Propositions (2)

Warjilis Bar:  Propositions (4)

Goland Bar:

     Rumor - Ghost of Colliery

     Propositions (3)

Lesalia Bar:  Proposition (1)

Yardow Bar:  Proposition (1)


36.  DOGUOLA PASS:  Defeat All Enemies

     Enemies:  2 LANCERS, 2 WIZARDS, KNIGHT, ARCHER (vs. Ramza and 4 
               allies)

     Trophies:  3000 gil, diamond armor

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    These enemies are guarding the borders, keeping
| | |   |   |*|     |    Hokuten troops from entering Nanten land.  The
+-+ +-+-+-+ + +     +    fight insn't very hard; the only threats are
| |     | | | |     |    the Lancers and Knight, as they are close by
+-+-+-+ +-+-+ +-+-+-+    and can hit reasonably hard.  The Wizards may
|X| | | |X|X|   |   |    pose a threat, but only if ignored.
+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|*| | | |   | | | | |    
+-+-+-+-+   +-+ +-+-+    
| |   | |     | | | |    
+-+   +-+-+-+ +-+ +-+    
|     | |X|X| | | | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|   | | | |*| | | | |    
+   +-+-+ + + + +-+-+    
|     | | | | | | |*|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     A proposition opens up behind you when Doguola Pass is beaten, but 
it can be put off until later.

Igros Bar:  Proposition (1)













37.  BERVENIA FREE CITY:  Defeat Meliadoul

     Enemies:  MELIADOUL, 2 SUMMONERS, 2 ARCHERS, 1 NINJA (vs. Ramza and 
               4 allies)

     Trophies:  Jade armlet, remedy, remedy

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Meliadoul awaits Ramza, looking for a fight.
|             |   | |    Her abilities allow her to break equipment AND
+             + +-+ +    do heavy damage from a distance.  Maintenance
|             | | | |    can counter this; however, the Archers, with
+     +-+-+-+-+ +-+-+    the advantage of the high ground, can also
|     |         | |*|    cause problems.  Worse, the way to the Archers
+     +         +-+-+    is blocked by the Summoners...
|     |         |   |    Meliadoul has some rare equipment.  You should
+-+-+-+-+       +-+-+    steal the equipment; it will be invaluable in
|*|     |       |   |    future fights.
+-+     +-+-+-+-+-+ +    
| |       |*| | | | |    
+ +       +-+ + +-+-+    
| |       | | | | | |    
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    
|     | | |   | |   |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|   | | |           |    
+-+-+ + +         +-+    
|   | | |         | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    
| | | |   | | |*|   |    
+-+-+ +-+-+ + +-+-+-+    
|     |   | | | |   |    
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+   +    
| |   | | | |       |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     Although Ramza tries to warn Meliadoul of the threat posed by 
Vormav, she is not going to believe the word of a stranger against her 
father.  All you can do is head onwards - although there are some 
propositions available at Bervenia...

Bervenia Bar:  Propositions (5)

Lesalia Shop:  circlet


















38.  FINATH RIVER:  Defeat All Enemies

     Enemies:  vary (usually 6 or 7 CHOCOBOS - may be any kind, although 
               no more than half are BLACK or RED)

     Trophy:  None

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    As in Zigolis, the enemis in Finath vary.  As
| |   |   | | | | | |    luck would have it, this means you may run into
+ +-+ + +-+ +-+ +-+-+    a Uribo!  If you missed your chance to get a
|   | | | |     | | |    Uribo earlier, you can get one here.
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
| |   |*|       |   |    This fight often takes several tries to beat.
+-+-+-+-+       + +-+    The reason for this is the speed of the
| | |           | | |    Chocobos.  Since you're probably between 55th
+-+-+-+ +-+ +-+-+ +-+    and 75th level at this point, the Chocobos will
|   | | | | | | | | |    have lots of HP, and hit HARD!
+ +-+ + +-+ +-+-+-+-+    Skills like 'Confusion Song', 'Invite', and
| |   | | | | | |   |    'Steal Heart' can be of immense help in
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    overcoming the initial fight at Finath.  Being
| | |   | | |       |    able to 'Jump' - htereby avoiding attacks -
+-+-+   +-+ +   +-+-+    also helps.
| | |       |   |   |    If you have at least one Chantage equipped, use
+ + +-+     +-+-+   +    that person in this fight!  As long as one
| | | |             |    other person is alive on the battle map, anyone
+-+-+ +           +-+    equipped with a Chantage will just come back
| |   |           | |    from the dead on their next turn!
+-+-+-+ +-+     +-+ +    
| |X| | | |     |   |    
+-+-+-+ + +-+   + +-+    
|  *|   |   |   | |X|    
+-+-+   +   +   + +-+    
|       |   |   |  *|    
+-+     +-+ +   +-+-+    
| |       | |       |    
+ +-+-+   +-+       +    
|   |X|             |    
+-+ +-+ +-+-+   +-+-+    
| | |*  |   |   | | |    
+ + +-+-+   +-+-+-+ +    
| |     |   | |   | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     Nothing new becomes available when Finath is beaten.  When entering 
the next area, the scene 'Delita's thoughts' plays.
















39.	ZELTENNIA CASTLE:  Defeat Zalmo (this fight is referred to as 
                        'Church outside of town')

     Enemies:  ZALMO, 3 KNIGHTS, 2 ORACLES (vs. Ramza and 4 allies, plus 
               Delita)

     Trophy:  Angel ring

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Having tracked you down, Zalmo once again tries
| | | |       |X| | |    to take you into custody.  Zalmo is rather easy
+-+-+-+-+     +-+ + +    to beat at this point;  Delita happily wades
|   |*| |         | |    through the Knights for you.
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+ +    
| | | |       | |   |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+    
| | | |X|X|X| | |   |    
+ + +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
| | | |  *  | | |   |    
+ + +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
| | | |  *|   |*|   |    
+ + + +   +-+-+-+   +    
| | | |   |   |     |    
+-+-+-+   +-+-+-+-+ +    
| | | |   | |     | |    
+ + + +   + +-+-+ + +    
| | | |   |     | | |    
+ + + + +-+     + +-+    
| | | | |       | | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     The scene 'Unstoppable cog' runs after the battle.  Several more 
propositions open up, as well.

Zeltennia Bar:  Propositions (3)



























40.  BED DESERT:  Defeat Balk

     Enemies:  BALK, 2 KNIGHTS, 2 ARCHERS, WIZARD (vs. Ramza and 4 
               allies)

     Trophy:  5000 gil

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Balk poisons you at the beginning of this
| | | |     |     | |    fight.  You should cure this as soon as
+ +-+ +-+-+-+-+-+ +-+    possible, the Monk power, 'STIGMA MAGIC', works
| | | | |     | |   |    best for this.
+-+ + + +-+-+-+-+-+-+    
| | | | |   | | | | |    The Archers and Wizard should be your primary
+-+-+-+-+ +-+ +-+ +-+    targets in this fight.  The Knight hit hard,
| | | | | | | |  *  |    but rarely try to break equipment.  Steal
+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +     +    Balk's gun as soon as you can.  It stops him
|      *| |   |     |    from doing excessive damage (although he still
+-+     +-+-+-+-+-+-+    has the Engineer 'Aim' powers, which he can
| |     | | | | | | |    use with his bare hands).
+ +     +-+-+-+-+-+ +    
| |       | | | | | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+ +    
| |         |     | |    
+ +-+ +-+-+ +     +-+    
|   | |  *| |    *  |    
+   + +   + +       +    
|   | |   | |       |    
+ +-+-+-+ +-+   +-+-+    
| | | | |       |   |    
+ +-+-+-+       + +-+    
|   | | |       | | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     The scene 'Seized T. G. Cid' plays after this fight.  A proposition 
opens up behind you, which you can go back for if you wish.
     In the next area, you assault Bethla.  You have the choice of 
attacking from the north or south; you can only do one of these fights, 
so choose carefully.  If in doubt, and you want to appear brave (both 
fights are about equally hard),  the north side is the front.

Lesalia Bar:  Proposition (1)




















41.  A)  BETHLA GARRISON, SOUTH WALL:  Defeat All Enemies

     Enemies:  3 KNIGHTS, 2 ARCHERS, THIEF, NINJA (vs. Ramza and 4 
               allies)

     Trophy:  Circlet

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Although the Knights hit hard, the real threats
| |           | | |    in this fight are the Archers (if they advance),
+ +-+         +-+ +    the Thief (to female party members), and the
| |*|         | | |    Ninja.
+ +-+         +-+ +    
| |             | |    If you focus on one enemy at a time, you can
+ +-+       +-+-+ +    win this fight without much trouble.
| | |       |   | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ + +    
| | | |       | | |    
+-+-+-+       +-+ +    
| | |    *    | | |    
+ +-+     +-+-+-+ +    
| | |     | | | | |    
+ + +-+-+-+-+ + + +    
| | |         | | |    
+ + +-+       + +-+    
| | |*|       | | |    
+ + +-+ +-+-+ + +-+    
| | |   |   | | | |    
+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    
| | |         |*| |    
+-+ +         +-+-+    
| | |         | | |    
+ + +         + +-+    
| | |         | | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    



























41.  B)  BETHLA GARRISON, NORTH WALL:  Defeat All Enemies

     Enemies:  2 ARCHERS, 2 LANCERS, SUMMONER, MONK (vs. Ramza and 4 
               allies)

     Trophy:  Carabini Mail

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    The main threats in this fight are the well-
|X|         | |     | |    placed Archers, and the Lancers.  The Monk
+-+ +-+-+-+ +-+-+-+ + +    and the Summoner might have some ranged
|   |     |   |   | |*|    attacks, but they are not as bad.
+ +-+     +-+ +-+-+ +-+    
| |    *    | |     | |    If you can prolong this fight, you may gain
+ +         + +   +-+-+    some good powers when the enemies turn to
| |         | |   |   |    crystal.
+-+-+     +-+-+-+ +   +    
| | |     | | | | |   |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +   +    
| |         | |   |   |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+   +   +    
| | |     | | |   |   |    
+-+-+     +-+ +-+ +-+ +    
| |         | | |   | |    
+-+         +-+-+-+ + +    
| |         | |   | | |    
+ +-+     +-+-+-+ + + +    
| | |     | | |*| | | |    
+-+-+     +-+ +-+ + +-+    
| | |     | | | | |   |    
+-+-+     +-+-+-+ +-+ +    
| |         | |   | | |    
+-+         +-+ +-+ +-+    
|*|         | | |     |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    



     Regardless of which side you attacked from, when you win your first 
fight in Bethla, the scene, 'Assassination of Prince Larg!' plays.






















42.  BETHLA GARRISON'S SLUICE:  Open the Sluice Gates

     Enemies:  4 KNIGHTS, 2 ARCHERS, 2 WIZARDS (vs. Ramza and 4 allies)

     Trophy:  None

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    This is the only fight in the game where you
|*|     |     |   | |    can win without killing or Inviting a single
+-+-+-+-+     +-+ +-+    enemy.  Although the levers operating the
|   |           | | |    Sluice gate are guarded by Knights, who rarely
+-+-+-+ +-+-+ +-+-+-+    move, the goal is to merely step on the squares
| | |X| |X|X| |X|   |    where the levers are located (marked with an
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    'L' on the battle map).
|   |L     *   L| | |    The Wizards will pose a more immediate threat
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    than the Knights.  If you move up both sides of
|   |X|X|X|X|X|X|   |    the board, instead of gathering into a tight 
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    formation, aim for the Wizards before anything
|   |           | | |    else!  Their spells do much more damage than
+-+-+         +-+-+-+    even the long-range attacks of the Archers.
| | |         |*| | |    
+-+-+-+ +-+-+ +-+-+-+    
| | | | |X|X| | | | |    
+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+    
| |                 |    
+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
| | |X| |X|X| |X|   |    
+-+-+-+ +-+-+ +-+-+-+    
|        *          |    
+                   +    
|                   |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    


     The scene 'Rescue of Cid' plays after this battle, and Orlandu 
offers to join up with you.  If you've been having trouble in fights, 
accept Orlandu's offer to join!  Orlandu comes with Excalibur, and has 
an incredibly high natural attack power.  Anything Cid attacks with his 
powers often dies in one hit (short of 'boss' monsters).  After 
Orlandu/Cid joins, the scene 'Prince Goltana's Final Moments' runs.
     More new equipment becomes available at this point, as does another 
proposition.

Dorter Shop:  kikuichimoji

Igros Bar:  Proposition (1)

Zaland Shop:  h bag, octagon rod, flash hat, black costume, light robe

Lionel Shop:  air knife, rune blade, gastrafitis, oberisk, crystal 
shield, crystal helmet, crystal mail, reflect mail, feather mantle


43.  ZHARGIDAS TRADE CITY

     A scene plays out as you enter Zhargidas, although it is not 
recorded in 'Record' uncer Brave Story.  You meet a 'flower girl', 
Aeris, who offers to sell you a flower for 1 gil.  You don't actually 
get the flower if you accept, but refusing the flower can have an impact 
on a section of the game later.  A few propositions are available here, 
but no new equipment comes up for sale.

Zhargidas Bar:  Propositions (2)


44.  GERMINAS PEAK:  Defeat All Enemies

     Enemies:  1 NINJA, 2 THIEVES, 3 ARCHERS (vs. Ramza and 4 allies)

     Trophies:  7700 gil, feather boots, germinas boots

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Looking to rob you, the enemies here decide to
|     | | | | | | | |    attack you for the bounty on Ramza, instead.
+   +-+ +-+ + + + + +    
|   | |   | | | | | |    The main threats are the Ninja and the Thieves.
+-+-+-+-+-+ + + +-+-+    The Ninja is fast, and hits hard.  The thieves
|   |     | | | |   |    will steal equipment, and try to charm any
+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+    females in the party.  The Archers might fire
| |   |   | |*      |    often at you, but are ultimately less of a
+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    threat.
| | |*  |   | | | | |    A word to the wise:  if you're looking to forge
+ +-+-+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+    a 'perfect' file, instead of merely playing the
| | | | |     | |   |    game, you may wish to check the 'Secrets'
+-+-+-+-+     + +   +    section of the FAQ before doing this fight.
|X| |   |  *  | |   |    
+-+-+-+-+-+   +-+-+-+    
| | | | | |   |     |    
+ + + + +-+-+-+-+-+-+    
| | | |   | | |     |    
+ +-+-+-+ + + +-+-+-+    
|   |   | | | | |   |    
+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+ + +-+    
|   | |   | | | | | |    
+-+ + +-+-+-+-+-+ + +    
| | |     | |*    | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     Nothing new opens up after winning this fight, so you can safely 
proceed to Poeskas.
























45.  POESKAS LAKE:  Defeat All Enemies

     Enemies:  2 REVNANTS, 2 ARCHERS, 1 SUMMONER, 1 ORACLE (vs. Ramza 
               and 4 allies)

     Trophies:  Phoenix down, phoenix down

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    All of the enemies in this fight are Undead.
| |    *|        *| | |    Phoenix Downs can win this quickly.  If in
+ +-+-+-+     +-+-+ +-+    doubt, attack the Revnants first; they are
|   | | |  *  |     | |    the closest, and hit the hardest.
+   +-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|   | | | | | | | | | |    
+-+-+ +-+-+ +-+ +-+ +-+    
|   | | | |         | |    
+ +-+ +-+ +-+-+ +-+-+-+    
| |   | | | | | |   | |    
+-+   +-+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+    
|       |         | | |    
+       +-+       + +-+    
|       | |       | | |    
+       +-+-+-+   + + +    
|         |   |   | | |    
+         +-+-+-+-+-+ +    
|             |     | |    
+ +-+-+-+     +-+-+-+ +    
| |     |             |    
+ +-+-+-+-+     +-+-+-+    
| |     | |     |     |    
+-+-+-+-+-+     +   +-+    
| |       |     |   | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+   +-+-+ +    
|         | |   |   | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+   +-+-+ +    
|           |         |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     The scene 'Ambitions of Dycedarg' plays after this battle.  Nothing 
new opens up, however.






















46.  AT THE GATES OF LIMBERRY CASTLE:  Defeat All Enemies

     Enemies:  CELIA, LEDE, 4 APANDAS (vs. Ramza and 4 allies)

     Trophy:  Echo Grass

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    To defeat this battle, all you have to do is bring
|     |*  |     |    Celia or Lede to critical.  The main obstacle is
+     +   +     +    actually the Apandas, whose long-range powers (some
|     |   |     |    of which cover a large area) can make this fight
+-+-+-+   +-+-+-+    much harder.
|               |    If you walk in with strong hitters, this fight
+-+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+    should be easy, but remember:  Celia and Lede still
| | |       | |*|    possess their special powers ('Dead', 'Stop', and
+ +-+ +-+-+ + +-+    'Invite').
|   | |   | | | |    There may be several things that you wish to do in
+-+-+-+   + +-+-+    this fight, so only save when the fight is done,
|   |     | |   |    and you are sure you've done everything you wanted
+   +     + +-+ +    to.
|   |     | | | |    
+-+-+     + +-+ +    
| | |*    | | | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+    
| | | |   | | | |    
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    
|   |     | |  *|    
+-+-+   +-+-+-+-+    
| | |   |     | |    
+-+-+-+-+     +-+    
| | |           |    
+-+-+           +    
| | |           |    
+-+-+     +-+-+-+    
| |       | | | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     The scene, 'Men of odd appearance', plays after this fight.
























47.  INSIDE LIMBERRY CASTLE:  Defeat Elmdor

     Enemies:  ELMDOR, CELIA, LEDE (vs. Ramza and 4 allies)

     Trophy:  None

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    This fight can also be finished quickly, as
|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|    Elmdor flees if brought to critical.  However,
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    his entire suit of equipment is unique!  If you
|X|X| |       | |X|X|    want to steal all of Elmdor's equipment (which
+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+-+    can take a while), you are better off to take
|*  | |       | |   |    out Celia and Lede first.
+   +-+       +-+   +    To do this quickly, kill Celia and Lede as
|   |           |   |    fast as you can.  Kill one at a time - these
+   +           +   +    Assassins, when they die, turn into Ultima
|   |           |   |    Demons!  Trying to kill both demons at the same
+ +-+           +-+ +    time is more risk than it's worth.
| | |           | | |    Keep an eye on Elmdor, as well; he will 'Blood
+ +-+           + + +    Suck' anyone not protected properly!  The
| | |           | | |    option to save is given after this fight.
+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+-+    
| | | |       | | | |    
+-+ + +-+-+-+-+ + +-+    
| | | |*      | | | |    
+ +-+-+-+   +-+-+-+ +    
| | | |X|   |X| | | |    
+ +-+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+ +    
|   |        *  |   |    
+   +           +   +    
|   |           |   |    
+   +           +   +    
|   |           |  *|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    




























48.  UNDERGROUND GRAVEYARD OF LIMBERRY CASTLE:  Defeat Zalera

     Enemies:  ZALERA, 2 KNIGHTS, 1 SKELETON, 1 BONE SNATCH, 1 LIVING 
               BONE
     (vs. Ramza and 4 allies, plus Meliadoul)

     Trophy:  None

+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Since all of Zalera's friends are Undead, they are easy
|           |    to kill off.  Zalera makes this fight hard by himself,
+-+-+   +-+-+    using powers like Flare2, and Nightmare (which acts as
|   |   |   |    it did for Queklain).
+-+-+   +-+-+    
|           |    Meliadoul can be very helpful in this fight, as she
+-+-+   +-+-+    usually comes with the ability to use Phoenix Downs.
| | |   |   |    
+-+ +-+-+   +    
|   | |     |    
+-+-+ +-+-+-+    
| |     | |*|    
+-+-+   + +-+    
| | |   |   |    
+-+ +   +   +    
|   |   |   |    
+   +   +   +    
|   |   |   |    
+   +   +   +    
|   |   |   |    
+-+-+   +-+-+    
|X|       |X|    
+-+       +-+    
|           |    
+ +-+   +-+ +    
| |*|   |*| |    
+ +-+   +-+ +    
|           |    
+       +-+ +    
|       |*| |    
+       +-+ +    
|           |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     The scene immediately following this battle, 'The mystery of 
Lucavi', is where Meliadoul offers to join with you.  Two other scenes 
will also play:  'Delita's betrayal', and 'Mosfungus'.  A new area opens 
up on hte World Map thereafter, in a manner similar to Bervenia Volcano.  
This area, Dalbodar Swamp, is provided below.














Dalbodar Swamp


+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    The enemies in Dalbodar are random, and not
|*    |         |   |    unique.  However, the treasures of Dalbodar are
+-+-+-+-+-+-+   +   +    quite interesting...
|   |X|     |   |   |    
+   +-+     +-+-+   +    
|   |          *    |    
+-+-+         +-+-+-+    
|*            |X|   |    
+-+-+-+-+     +-+ +-+    
| | |X| |       | | |    
+ +-+-+ +       + +-+    
|     | |       |   |    
+-+   +-+ +-+-+-+   +    
| |   |   |         |    
+-+ +-+   +         +    
|   |     |         |    
+-+-+     +   +-+-+-+    
|         |   |     |    
+ +-+     +-+ +-+   +    
| |X|       |   |   |    
+ +-+-+-+   +   +   +    
|   |   |   |   |   |    
+   +   +   +-+ +-+ +    
|   |   |   |X| | | |    
+ +-+   +-+ +-+-+ + +    
| |       |    *| | |    
+-+       +-+-+-+-+ +    
|               |   |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    


     A vast number of propositions open up at this point in the game.  
The next area to go to for the game to continue is Igros.

Zarghidas Bar:  Propositions (4)

Zeltennia Bar:  Propositions (3)

Bervenia Bar:  Proposition (1)

Lesalia Bar:  Propositions (3)

Goland Bar:  Propositions (3)

Yardow Bar:  Propositions (3)

Riovanes Bar:  Propositions (2)

Zaland Bar:  Proposition (1)

Lionel Bar:  Proposition (1)







49.  INSIDE OF IGROS CASTLE:  Defeat Dycedarg, Defeat Adramelk

     Enemies (first fight):  DYCEDARG, 5 KNIGHTS (vs. Ramza and 4 
                             allies, plus Zalbag)

     Enemies (second fight):  ADRAMELK (vs. Ramza and 4 allies)

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    This battle first involves trying to defeat
| |     |         |   |    Dycedarg, and his Knights.  Dycedarg wields
+ +-+-+ +         +   +    powers of Agrias and Meliadoul combined, and
|     | |         |   |    possesses powerful magic!  Range attacks are
+-+-+-+-+         +   +    the safest way to win this fight.
| |     |         |   |    The second fight is against Adramelk.
+ +-+-+-+         +   +    Adramelk can use 'Bahamut', and will use it
|     |*|         |*  |    often if possible.  Stay evenly spread out,
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+   +    bring several healers, and have several
| |   |   | |         |    people who hit hard:  you'll beat Adramelk.
+ +-+-+   + +         +    
|         | |         |    A side note:  this is the only place in the
+     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    game where 'impolite' language is used.
|     | |*            |    There seems to be no reason for this.  One
+     +-+             +    might presume that it is because Adramelk is
|       |             |    a Demon, but then, the same thing doesn't
+       +   +-+-+-+-+-+    occur with other Demons in the game.  Other
|       |   | |       |    than the prolific number of typoes in the
+       +   +-+-+-+-+-+    help files, this is the only blatant and
|       |   |*|       |    unexplained fault with Tactics.
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

     With Adramelk gone, the final proposition opens up.  If your 
treasures and unexplored lands are not mastered out under Brave Story 
after the Igros proposition, you may wish to refer to the bottom of the 
'Jobs' section of this FAQ (yes, some jobs are hidden; they were 
excluded from the main text of this walkthrough to avoid spoiling the 
secret, but you can still look the hidden jobs up, and then complete 
them).  A scene will play out after the Igros battle - 'Funeral's final 
moments'.

Igros Bar:  Proposition (1)






















50.  MUROND HOLY PLACE:  Defeat All Enemies (this fight is also referred 
to as 'St. Murond Temple')

     Enemies:  1 SUMMONER, 1 PRIEST, 2 GEOMANCERS, 2 MEDIATORS (vs. 
Ramza and 4 allies)

     Trophy:  X-Potion

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    These enemies are weak.  The only thing of note for
|   | |     | | |    this fight is the rare equipment held by the
+-+-+ +     + +-+    Summoner.
|     |     |   |    
+-+-+-+-+   +-+-+    The next fight will present a greater challenge, so
|       |   |   |    you may wish to save when given the chance.
+       +   +   +    
|       |   |   |    
+   +-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|  *|   |   |   |    
+   +   +-+-+   +    
|   |   |   |  *|    
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
| | | | |   | |*|    
+-+ +-+ +   + +-+    
| | | | |   | | |    
+-+-+-+ +-+-+ +-+    
| |     |X|X|   |    
+ +     +-+-+   +    
| |     |X|X|   |    
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|   | |       | |    
+   +-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|   |X| |   | |X|    
+   +-+-+   +-+-+    
|       |   | | |    
+-+     +   +-+-+    
|*|     |   | | |    
+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+    
|   |X|     |   |    
+-+ +-+     + +-+    
|X| |       | | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    




















51.  HALL OF ST. MUROND TEMPLE:  Defeat Vormav

     Enemies:  VORMAV, KLETIAN, ROFEL (vs. Ramza and 4 allies)

     Trophy:  None

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Unlike the fight outside, this fight within
|X|X|X|  *  |X|X|X|    Murond is -quite- hard.  Both Vormav and Rofel
+-+-+-+     +-+-+-+    can use the same powers as Meliadoul.  Kletian,
|                 |    in addition to wielding the strongest spells in
+                 +    the game, has the powers of Archaic Demons.
|                 |    
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    On the bright side, Vormav and his cohorts flee
| |X|         |X| |    if Vormav is brought to critical.  Having
+ +-+         +-+ +    Maintenance set on your party makes this much
| |      *      | |    easier to do!
+ +             + +    The next fight is harder yet, so when you are
| |             | |    given the option to save, you should do so.
+ +             + +    
| |             | |    
+ +   +-+-+-+   + +    
| |   |     |   | |    
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    
|   |    *    |   |    
+-+ +         + +-+    
|X| |         | |X|    
+-+ +         + +-+    
|X| |         | |X|    
+-+ +         + +-+    
|X| |         | |X|    
+-+-+-+     +-+-+-+    
|X|X|X|  *  |X|X|X|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    




























52.  CHAPEL OF ST. MUROND TEMPLE:  Defeat Zalbag

     Enemies:  ZALBAG, ULTIMA DEMON, 2 ARCHAIC DEMONS (vs. Ramza and 4 
allies)

     Trophy:  Elixir

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    This fight will kill you if you don't
|X|X|X|X| | | |X|X|X|X|    prepare.  There is little room to move, and
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    each Demon has at least one power that
|   | |X| | | |X|X|X|X|    spreads out 3 squares in all directions!
+   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Zalbag has all of Agrias' powers, as well.
|   |   | | | |   | |X|    He is also a special Undead, immune to
+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+ + +-+    Phoenix Downs and Holy Water, and able
|X| | | | | | | | | |X|    to 'Blood Suck', just like Elmdor!
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Hit Zalbag as fast, and hard, as possible.
|X| | |X|     |X| | |X|    
+-+-+-+-+ +-+ +-+-+-+-+    
|   | | | |X| | | |   |    
+   + + + +-+ + + +   +    
|   | | | |X| | | |   |    
+-+-+-+-+ +-+ +-+-+-+-+    
|X| | |X|     |X| | |X|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|X| | | | | | | | | |X|    
+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+ + +-+    
|   |   | | | |   | |X|    
+   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|   | |X| | | |X|X|X|X|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|X|X|X|X| | | |X|X|X|X|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    


     The final scene which you can look up in Record, 'Requiem', plays 
out after this fight.  One last new item also becomes available for 
purchase.  The next place to go to, Orbonne, starts the end sequence of 
the game.  Once you enter, you cannot leave, so make sure you're ready 
to enter first!

Warjilis Shop:  thief hat




















53.  UNDERGROUND BOOK STORAGE, FOURTH FLOOR:  Defeat All Enemies

     Enemies:  3 KNIGHTS, 2 MONKS, 1 ARCHER (vs. Ramza and 4 allies)

     Trophy:  None

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Compared to recent fights, this battle offers
| |       |   |*|    little challenge.  The Archer does possess a rare
+-+       +-+-+-+    piece of equipment, which you may wish to steal.
| |             |    
+-+     +-+-+-+-+    
| |     |   | |*|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
| | | | |       |    
+ + + + +       +    
| | | | |       |    
+-+-+-+-+       +    
| |   | |       |    
+-+-+-+-+       +    
| |     |       |    
+-+   +-+-+-+-+-+    
| |   | | |     |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+   +    
| |   | | | |   |    
+-+-+ +-+ +-+-+-+    
| | | | | | |   |    
+ +-+-+-+-+-+ +-+    
|     | | | | | |    
+-+-+ +-+-+ + + +    
|   |*| | | | | |    
+   +-+-+-+-+-+ +    
|     | |   |   |    
+-+-+-+-+   +   +    
| |   | |   |   |    
+-+   +-+-+-+-+-+    
| |   |   | |   |    
+ +-+-+   +-+-+-+    
| |   |   |   |*|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    






















54.  UNDERGROUND BOOK STORAGE, FIFTH FLOOR:  Defeat Rofel

     Enemies:  ROFEL, 1 TIME MAGE, 2 WIZARDS, 2 SUMMONERS (vs. Ramza and 
               4 allies)

     Trophy: None

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Beware Rofel's sword powers when you enter
|   | | | | | | | | | | |    this fight!  Rofel's allies are not too
+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+ +-+-+-+    hard to kill, as they are all spellcasters.
| | |     |   |     | | |    Rofel has a rare piece of equipment that
+ +-+     +-+-+     +-+-+    you may wish to steal.
|                     | |    
+ +-+-+ +-+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+    
| |X|X| |X| |X|X|X|X| | |    
+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+    
|     |X|X| |X|X|X| |   |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+   +    
|X|X|X|   |X|X|         |    
+-+-+-+   +-+-+   +-+   +    
|          * *    |X|   |    
+   +-+-+     +-+-+-+-+-+    
|   |X|X|     |X|X|X|X|X|    
+   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|   |X|X|X|X|X|   |X|X| |    
+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+   +-+-+ +    
| |     |X|             |    
+-+-+-+-+-+         +-+-+    
| | | | |           | | |    
+-+ +-+ +-+-+   +-+-+-+-+    
|   | | | | |   | | | | |    
+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+    
| | | | | | | |       | |    
+ +-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|   |   | | | |   | | | |    
+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+   +-+-+ +    
|*| |   | | |       | |*|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    























55.  MUROND DEATH CITY: Defeat Kletian

     Enemies:  KLETIAN, 2 NINJAS, 2 SAMURAI, 2 TIME MAGES (vs. Ramza and 
               4 allies)

     Trophy:  None

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Unlike the fight with Rofel, the enemies in
|X|X|X|           |X|X|X|    this battle are well balanced.  At least
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    one Samurai can usually heal, and Kletian
|X| |X|X| |     | |X|X|X|    can cast both Raise, and Raise2.  The
+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+ +-+-+-+    Ninjas strike hard, especially if hasted.
| | |     |     |   |X|X|    This fight can be done quickly if you focus
+-+-+     +-+-+-+   +-+-+    your attacks on Kletian.  Since Kletian has
| |X|                 | |    a rare piece of equipment, you may wish to
+ +-+                 +-+    steal it from him.
| | |                 | |    
+ +-+                 +-+    
| | |                 | |    
+ + + +-+-+-+         + +    
| | | |X|X|X|         | |    
+ + + +-+-+-+-+-+   +-+ +    
| | |*|X|X| | | |   | | |    
+ + +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    
| |   |X|X|X|       | |*|    
+-+-+ +-+-+-+       +-+-+    
|X| |               | | |    
+-+ +-+           +-+ +-+    
| |   |           |X| |X|    
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|*  |X|          *|X|X|X|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    





























56.  LOST SACRED PRECINCTS:  Defeat Balk

     Enemies:  BALK, 1 CHEMIST, 1 DARK BEHEMOTH, 1 HYUDRA, 1 HYDRA, 1 
TIAMAT
     (vs. Ramza and 4 allies)

     Trophy:  None

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    The 3 Hyudra monsters are the biggest threat in
|   | | | |   | |   |    this battle.  Their powers can strike from far
+   +-+-+ +-+-+-+ +-+    away, doing massive damage.  They can also hit
|     | | |   | | | |    hard physically, and their physical attack can
+-+-+ + +-+-+ + +-+ +    hit up to 3 people at once!
|   | | |*  | | |   |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+    Both Balk and the Chemist have rare equipment,
|   |   | | | | | | |    so you might want to prolong the fight to steal
+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    it.  If not, focus ranged attacks on Balk,
| | | | | | |X|     |    preferably skills without a range limit, like
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+   +    'Math Skill' or 'Dance'.
| | |*|X|X|X|X|X|   |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+    
|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|   | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+   +-+    
|X|X|   |X|X|X|*  | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+    
|   |   |   |   | | |    
+-+-+ +-+-+ +-+ +-+-+    
|   | | | | | |     |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    
|   | | | | | | |X| |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+    
|   | | | | | | | | |    
+ +-+-+ + +-+-+-+-+-+    
| | | | | | |   |X| |    
+ + + +-+-+ +-+-+-+ +    
| | | |    *  | | | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
























57.  GRAVEYARD OF AIRSHIPS:  Defeat Hashmalum, Defeat Altima

     Enemies (first fight):  HASHMALUM (vs. Ramza and 4 allies)

     Enemies (second fight):  ALTIMA, 4 ULTIMA DEMONS (vs. Ramza and 4 
                              allies, plus Alma)

     Trophy (from defeating Hashmalum):  Ragnarok

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    This fight area is the last area of the game.
|X|*    |x|    *|X|    Your first opponent is Vormav, who changes into
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    Hashmalum.  Hashmalum is slow, but has strong
|                 |    powers to compensate - Meteor, Melt, and Quake.
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
| |               |    Once Hashmalum dies, Altima appears!  Parts of
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    the ship are blown away as Altima appears
| | |         |   |    (marked with a small 'x' on the map).  Altima
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    has two forms:  the first form usually hits
| | | |x|     |   |    physically, but is slow, and does little damage
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    (compared to Hashmalum).  The second version of
|     |           |    Altima is another story altogether.  The 'new'
+-+-+ +       +-+-+    Altima summons four Ultima Demons to assist it,
|   | |       |   |    then starts using all of the most powerful
+ +-+ + +-+   + +-+    magical attacks in he game!  Fortunately, the
| |   | |x|   | | |    second version of Altima is also slow; if you
+-+ +-+ +-+   + +-+    hit hard and fast, you should win.
|   |         |   |    
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|X|X|         |X|X|    
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|X|X|X|  *  |X|X|X|    
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|X|X|X|X|*|X|X|X|X|    
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Classes

Class Descriptions

     The descriptions of the classes provided by the help files of the 
game suitably sum up each class.  For your convenience, these 
descriptions have been reproduced in this FAQ, and are copyright of 
Squaresoft.

SQUIRE:  The squire is the basic job for all units, and the starting 
point to becoming a fine warrior.

CHEMIST:  The Chemist prescribes items to restore HP, and treats 
abnormal status with the 'Throw Item' ability.

KNIGHT:  Knights are fine warriors, bold and brave, and possessing 
etiquette.  He/she draws upon 'Battle Skill' with the powerful Knight 
sword.

ARCHER:  Useful in preemptive attacks, the Archer is best utilized in 
high locations, to extend arrow range.

MONK:  Monk are warriors who train their bodies in the ways of martial 
arts.  Their battle ability 'Punch Art' drives enemies away.

PRIEST:  The Priest controls holy magic by borrowing soul power.  Often, 
he/she uses recuperative and supportive magic.

WIZARD:  The Wizard controls the elements which make up the world, often 
using attack magic.

TIME MAGE:  The Time Mage controls time and space.  This sorcerer toys 
with the laws of the universe.

SUMMONER:  This warrior calls upon illusory monsters, spirits of the 
highest rank with which the Summoner has a contract.

THIEF:  Warriors who can steal anything from anyone.  Their skill and 
boldness are legendary.

MEDIATOR:  Warriors who battle with words.

ORACLE:  The Oracle has control over elements of life itself, through 
the manipulation of yin and yang.

GEOMANCER:  Warriors who know of good and bad luck from the earth, and 
possess geographical powers.

LANCER:  Warriors who 'Jump' high to attack enemies, despite their heavy 
equipment.

SAMURAI:  Foreign warriors who strengthen their souls by improving their 
swordsmanship.  A Samurai can call on spirits through his/her sword.

NINJA:  Combatants who hide in battle, and 'Throw' weapons at distant 
enemies.

CALCULATOR:  Scholarly warriors who create miracles through mathematics.

BARD:  Male warriors whose voices are their weapons.  Their songs 
protect allies.

DANCER:  Female warriors who dance in battle, using charming costumes to 
distract enemies.


MIME:  Warrior who can 'Mimic' others.  When an ally takes an action, 
the Mime can imitate the action.

     In addition to these 'basic' classes, some special characters may 
join you during the game, with unique classes replacing Squire.  These 
unique classes are also described hereafter; however, the powers of the 
characters described below who (may) join you are reproduced in the 
'Hidden Characters' portion of the Secrets section of this FAQ.

HOLY KNIGHT:  A holy knight baptized by the Church, who is under the 
divine protection of God.

ENGINEER:  Technician working for the revival of a lost civilization.  
He wields the legendary 'Gun'.

HELL KNIGHT:  An assassin who controls the laws of nature, he is gifted 
with 'Un-Truth'.

HEAVEN KNIGHT:  An assassin who controls the laws of nature with the 
forbidden powers of 'Truth'.

HOLY SWORDSMAN:  One of the best knights, his swordsmanship has no 
match.

DIVINE KNIGHT:  A holy knight who has pledged her loyalty and devotion 
to God.

TEMPLE KNIGHT:  A holy knight who protects the church from heathens, he 
wields 'Magic Sword' powers.

DRAGONER:  Has the appearance of a human, but is actually a dragon.  She 
can work miracles.

DARK KNIGHT:  A knight of darkness who has turned from God, he wields 
'Dark Sword' powers.

PRINCESS:  Daughter of the King, she is an heir to the throne.  Hre 
graceful manners show dignity.

CLERIC:  Living faithfully for God, she protects loved ones with 'Holy 
Magic'.

SOLDIER:  A mysterious foreigner, whose attacks are fierce when he is 
angered.


Skills/Powers List

     The powers possessed by each common class in Tactics possess help 
files in the game.  For your convenience, these help file descriptions 
of the powers are reproduced here in this FAQ, listed by class, and  
categorized by action abilities (also referred to as secondary skills or 
main skills), reaction abilities, support abilities, and move abilities.  
If you are unfamiliar with these terms, they refer to the abilities you 
can set under Formation.  From top to bottom, the top two areas are 
action abilities; next are reaction abilities; following this is support 
abilities; and move abilities are located at the bottom.  If you have 
the game booklet, you can refer to the bottom half of page 11 if 
necessary.
     The MP cost of spells is listed below, as well as the speed (SP) at 
which the spell is cast.  The higher the SP, the faster the spell is 
cast.  Also, if there is a phrase occasionally uttered when a specific 
power is used, these phrases have been gathered and included in this 
section.


SQUIRE (cost to master class:  1620 JP)

Action Abilities (appears as 'Basic Skill' when set)

Accumulate:  Charge up one's power to raise physical attack power.  
Range Auto, Effect 1 (cost 300 JP)*
Dash:  Run into enemy with one's body.  Range 1, Vertical 1, Effect 1 
(cost 80 JP)
Throw Stone:  Throw stone at a distant enemy.  Range 4, Effect 1 (cost 
90 JP)*
Heal:  Recover from abnormal status effects.  Range 1, Vertical 2, 
Effect 1 (cancel Darkness, Silence, Poison) (cost 150 JP)

Reaction Abilities

Counter Tackle:  Counter with Dash attack.  Trigger:  Physical attack. 
(cost 180 JP)

Support Abilities

Equip Axe:  Equip axe, regardless of job.  (cost 170 JP)
Monster Skill:  An adjacent friendly monster acquires a new ability. 
Range 1, Vertical 0, Effect 1 (cost 200 JP)
Defend:  Defend in preparation of an attack.  Select Act command, 
'Defend'. (cost 50 JP)
Gained JP Up:  Amount of JP earned in battle is increased. (cost 200 
JP)*

Move Abilities

Move +1:  Increase movement range by 1. (cost 200 JP)


CHEMIST (cost to master class:  5110 JP)

Action Abilities (appears as 'Item' when set)

Potion:  Potions recover HP.  They cause damage when used on undead. (HP 
restore 30) (FREE)
Hi-Potion:  Hi-potions are stronger than potions. (HP restore 70) (cost 
200 JP)
X-Potion:  X-potions can be used to restore HP.  They are the strongest 
of the potions.  (HP restore 150) (cost 300 JP)*
Ether:  Ethers restore MP.  (MP restore 20) (cost 300 JP)
Hi-Ether:  Hi-ethers are stronger than ethers.  (MP restore 50) (cost 
400 JP)
Elixir:  Elixirs restore all HP and MP. (cost 900 JP)
Antidote:  Antidotes neutralize all poisons. (cost 70 JP)
Eye Drop:  Eye drops restore sight. (cost 80 JP)

Echo Screen:  Echo screens let you cast magic again. (cost 120 JP)
Maiden's Kiss:  Maiden's kiss restores you to your original form from 
Frog. (cost 200 JP)
Soft:  Soft is a tool which cures a state of petrification. (cost 250 
JP)
Holy Water:  This water restores life to the undead. (cost 400 JP)
Remedy:  Cures many kinds of abnormal status. (cost 700 JP)
Phoenix Down:  This feather revives dead units. (cost 90 JP)*

Reaction Abilities

Auto Potion:  Heals with the weakest available potion when attacked.  
Trigger:  HP damage. (cost 400 JP)

Support Abilities

Throw Item:  Be able to throw items, even if not a Chemist. (cost 350 
JP)
Maintenance:  Equipped items are immune to 'Battle Skill' and stealing. 
(cost 250 JP)
Equip Change:  Change equipment during battle. (FREE)

NB:  For some reason, this skill is sometimes not learned by a 
character.  However, its JP cost is listed as '0000', so it can be 
gained for free.  Check your characters, to make sure they learn this 
skill.

Move Abilities

Move-Find Item:  Find hidden items in the ground (often protected by 
traps).  (cost 100 JP)*

NB.  'Move-Find Item' works -best- for a character with a low Brave.  If 
you want to find the best items in the game with this power, use a 
character with a low Brave score!  (Rafa, for example, joins with a 
Brave of 31.  Her naturally low Brave makes this power suit her nicely.)

KNIGHT (cost to master class:  3700 JP)

Action Abilities (appears as 'Battle Skill' when set)

     Range of all the Knight action abilities is dependant on the 
equipped weapon.  Effect is always 0.

Head Break:  Used to destroy item equipped on enemy's head. (cost 300 
JP)
Armor Break:  Used to destroy item equipped on enemy's body. (cost 400 
JP)
Shield Break:  Used to destroy equipped shield of enemy. (cost 300 JP)
Weapon Break:  Used to destroy equipped weapon of enemy. (cost 400 JP)*
Magic Break:  Diminish enemy's MP.  (cost 250 JP)
Speed Break:  Diminish enemy's Speed Level.  (cost 250 JP)
Power Break:  Diminish enemy's physical power.  (cost 250 JP)*
Mind Break:  Diminish enemy's magic power.  (cost 250 JP)*

Reaction Abilities

Weapon Guard:  Parry attacks with your equipped weapon.  Trigger:  
weapon attack. (cost 200 JP)*


Support Abilities

Equip Armor:  Equip armor regardless of job. (cost 500 JP)
Equip Shield:  Equip shield regardless of job. (cost 250 JP)
Equip Sword:  Equip sword regardless of job. (cost 400 JP)

Move Abilities

None.


ARCHER (cost to master class:  5200 JP)

Action Abilities (appears as 'Charge' when set)

     All Archer action abilities perform the same function:  The attack 
requires charging.  The more you charge, the stronger the attack power 
will be.

Charge +1 (cost 100 JP)
Charge +2 (cost 150 JP)
Charge +3 (cost 200 JP)
Charge +4 (cost 250 JP)
Charge +5 (cost 300 JP)
Charge +7 (cost 400 JP)
Charge +10 (cost 600 JP)
Charge +20 (cost 1000 JP)

Reaction Abilities

Speed Save:  Raises Speed.  Trigger:  HP damage. (cost 800 JP)
Arrow Guard:  Evade bow/crossbow attacks.  Trigger:  bow/crossbow 
attacks. (cost 450 JP)

Support Abilities

Equip Crossbow:  Equip crossbow regardless of job. (cost 350 JP)
Concentrate:  The enemy cannot evade your attack.  If the enemy is in 
the targeted panel, the attack is sure to succeed. (cost 400 JP)*

Move Abilities

Jump +1:  Increase jump elevation by one. (cost 200 JP)


MONK (cost to master class:  5200 JP)

Action Abilities (appears as 'Punch Art' when set)

Spin Fist:  Attack with fists while spinning.  Range auto, Vertical 0, 
Effect 2 (cost 150 JP)
Repeating Fist:  Punch repeatedly with one's fist.  Range 1, Vertical 1, 
Effect 1 (cost 300 JP)
Wave Fist:  Attack from afar by emitting battle spirits.  Range 3, 
Vertical 3, Effect 1 (cost 300 JP)*
Earth Slash:  Unleashes a spirit in a straight line, splitting the earth 
along its path.  Range 4 directions, Vertical 2, Effect 8 (cost 600 JP)*
Secret Fist:  Causes death gradually, striking vital points and blood 
vessels.  Range 1, Vertical 0, Effect 1 (cost 300 JP)

Stigma Magic:  Recovers abnormal status by emitting the yin spirit.  
Cancels petrify, darkness, confusion, silence, berserk, frog, poison, 
sleep, don't move, and don't act. (cost 200 JP)*
Chakra:  Restore HP and MP by focusing one's mind on vital pressure 
points and blood vessels.  Range auto, Vertical 0, Effect 2 (cost 350 
JP)*
Revive:  Calls back dead units with a loud cry.  Range 1, Vertical 0, 
Effect 1 (cost 500 JP)*


Reaction Abilities

HP Restore:  Restores HP to full when terminal.  Trigger: critical. 
(cost 500 JP)*
Counter:  Counter with physical attack.  Trigger:  physical attack. 
(cost 300 JP)
Hamedo:  Attack before being attacked.  Trigger:  physical attack. (cost 
1200 JP)

Support Abilities

Martial Arts:  Gain the barehanded fighting strength of a monk. (cost 
200 JP)

Move Abilities

Move-HP Up:  Recover HP as you move. (cost 300 JP)


PRIEST (cost to master class:  6290 JP)

Action Abilities (appears as 'White Magic' when set)

     The descriptions for the various 'Cure' powers of a priest are all 
the same:  'White magic cures physical injuries and restores HP'.

Cure:  Range 4, Vertical 1, Effect 2, MP 6, SP 25 (cost 50 JP)*
Cure phrase:  Life's refreshing breeze, blow in energy!  Cure!
Cure 2:  Range 4, Vertical 1, Effect 2, MP 10, SP 20 (cost 180 JP)
Cure2 phrase:  Life's refreshing breeze, heal from the sky!  Cure2!
Cure 3:  Range 4, Vertical 2, Effect 2, MP 16, SP 15 (cost 400 JP)
Cure3 phrase:  Blessing breeze, blow in energy!  Cure3!
Cure 4:  Range 4, Vertical 3, Effect 2, MP 20, SP 10 (cost 700 JP)
Cure4 phrase:  Mighty breeze, heal from the sky!  Cure4!
Raise:  White magic revives dead units from the abyss.  Range 4, Effect 
1, MP 10, SP 25 (cost 180 JP)*
Raise phrase:  Spirits of life, return to us!  Raise!
Raise 2:  White magic revives dead units from the abyss.  Range 4, 
Effect 1, MP 20, SP 10 (cost 180 JP)
Raise2 phrase:  Spirits of life, give a new life to the soul!  Raise2!
Reraise:  Divine protection:  once cast, will raise unit automatically 
upon death.  Range 3, Effect 1, MP 16, SP 15 (cost 800 JP)
Reraise phrase:  Inject life's energy!  Reraise!
Regen:  White magic restores a unit by gradually replenishing HP.  Range 
3, Vertical 0, Effect 2, MP 8, SP 25 (cost 300 JP)
Regen phrase:  Share lives with all things in nature...Regen!
Shell:  White magic protects unit from magic attack by covering them 
with an invisible veil.  Range 3, Vertical 0, Effect 2, MP 6, SP 25 
(cost 70 JP)*
Shell phrase:  Silent light, shield from evil!  Shell!


Protect:  White magic protects unit from physical attack by covering 
them with invisible armor.  Range 3, Vertical 0, Effect 2, MP 6, SP 25 
(cost 70 JP)*
Protect phrase:  Precious light, be our armor to protect us!  Protect!
Shell 2:  White magic protects unit from magic attack by covering them 
with an invisible veil.  Range 3, Vertical 3, Effect 2, MP 20, SP 15 
(cost 500 JP)
Shell2 phrase:  Enduring light, shield from roaring magic!  Shell2!
Protect 2:  White magic protects unit from physical attack by covering 
them with invisible armor.  Range 3, Vertical 3, Effect 2, MP 24, SP 15 
(cost 500 JP)
Protect2 phrase:  Shining light, shield us from all directions!  
Protect2!
Wall:  White magic protects unit from physical and magical attack by 
covering them an invisible barrier.  Range 3, Effect 1, MP 24, SP 25 
(cost 380 JP)
Wall phrase:  Ancient light, rise and revive!  Wall!
Esuna:  White magic cancels abnormal status with its purifying light.  
Range 3, Vertical 2, Effect 2, MP 18, SP 34 (cost 280 JP)*
Esuna phrase:  Heavenly wind, carry us to the fountain of power!  Esuna!
Holy:  White light attacks by enveloping the enemy within a holy light.  
Range 5, Effect 1, MP 56, SP 17 (cost 600 JP)
Holy phrase:  Pure light, shine on bloody impurity!  Holy!

Reaction Abilities

Regenerator:  Receive 'Regen' when attacked.  Trigger:  HP damage. (cost 
400 JP)

Support Abilities

Magic DefendUp:  Magic attack damage is lessened. (cost 400 JP)

Move Abilities

None.


WIZARD (cost to master class:  8190 JP)

Action Abilities (appears as 'Black Magic' when set)

     All fire spells have the same description:  Black magic erupts in a 
blazing inferno.

Fire:  Range 4, Vertical 1, Effect 2, MP 6, SP 25 (cost 50 JP)*
Fire phrase:  Destruction of nature, gather in flame!  Fire!
Fire 2:  Range 4, Vertical 2, Effect 2, MP 12, SP 20 (cost 200 JP)
Fire2 phrase:  Out of the ground, raze all greenery with flame!  Fire2!
Fire 3:  Range 4, Vertical 3, Effect 2, MP 24, SP 15 (cost 480 JP)
Fire3 phrase:  Star fire awake and deliver your judgement!  Fire3!
Fire 4:  Range 4, Vertical 3, Effect 3, MP 48, SP 10 (cost 850 JP)
Fire4 phrase:  Smouldering flames far below, punish the wicked!  Fire4!








     All bolt spells have the same description:  Black magic strikes 
down in a flash of lightning.

Bolt:  Range 4, Vertical 1, Effect 2, MP 6, SP 25 (cost 50 JP)*
Bolt phrase:  Strip away the ground with glistening blades!  Bolt!
Bolt 2:  Range 4, Vertical 2, Effect 2, MP 10, SP 20 (cost 200 JP)
Bolt2 phrase:  Swirling bolts, gather and strike with power!  Bolt2!
Bolt 3:  Range 4, Vertical 3, Effect 2, MP 24, SP 15 (cost 480 JP)
Bolt3 phrase:  Heavenly bolts, come bring God's judgement!  Bolt3!
Bolt 4:  Range 4, Vertical 3, Effect 3, MP 48, SP 10 (cost 850 JP)
Bolt4 phrase:  Angry spirits of the world strike now!  Bolt4!

     All ice spells have the same description:  Black magic releases 
falling ice shards.

Ice:  Range 4, Vertical 1, Effect 2, MP 6, SP 25 (cost 50 JP)*
Ice phrase:  Shatter your chilly sharp blades!  Ice!
Ice 2:  Range 4, Vertical 2, Effect 2, MP 12, SP 20 (cost 200 JP)
Ice2 phrase:  Drifting breeze, come down with fury!  Ice2!
Ice 3:  Range 4, Vertical 3, Effect 2, MP 24, SP 15 (cost 480 JP)
Ice3 phrase:  Freezing wind, speak of forgotten truths!  Ice3!
Ice 4:  Range 4, Vertical 3, Effect 3, MP 48, SP 10 (cost 850 JP)
Ice4 phrase:  Effortless water, break your silence, attack!  Ice4!

Poison:  Black magic creates poison inside one's body, gradually 
lowering HP as the body is consumed from inside.  Range 4, Vertical 2, 
Effect 2, MP 6, SP 34 (cost 150 JP)
Poison phrase:  Filthy blood of revenge, inject!  Poison!
Frog:  Black magic turns target into a frog.  This spell can also 
reverse the frog effect.  Range 3, Effect 1, MP 12, SP 20 (cost 500 JP)*
Frog phrase:  Know, live, become a frog!  Frog!
Death:  Black magic slays target instantly by removing its soul.  Range 
4, Effect 1, MP 24, SP 10 (cost 600 JP)
Death phrase:  Death gods carving life, take their souls!  Death!
Flare:  Black magic burns an entire area, by converting energy to heat.  
Range 5, Effect 1, MP 60, SP 15 (cost 900 JP)
Flare phrase:  Inscript the dark god into a rotting body!  Flare!

Reaction Abilities

Counter Magic:  When attacked by magic, counter with same.  Trigger:  
magic effect.  (cost 800 JP)

Support Abilities

Magic AttackUp:  Can cause greater damage with magic attacks. (cost 400 
JP)

Move Abilities

None.










TIME MAGE (cost to master class: 8320 JP)

Action Abilities (appears as 'Time Magic' when set)

Haste:  Time magic increases speed by accelerating time.  Range 3, 
Vertical 0, Effect 2, MP 8, SP 50 (cost 100 JP)*
Haste phrase:  Layer upon layer, make your mark now!  Haste!
Haste 2:  Time magic increases speed by accelerating time.  Range 3, 
Vertical 3, Effect 2, MP 30, SP 15 (cost 550 JP)
Haste2 phrase:  Time's current, place me in your whirlpool!  Haste2!
Slow:  Time magic decreases speed by slowing the passage of time.  Range 
3, Vertical 0, Effect 2, MP 8, SP 50 (cost 80 JP)*
Slow phrase:  Time, rest and give your kindness to the worthy!  Slow!
Slow 2:  Time magic decreases speed by slowing the passage of time.  
Range 3, Vertical 3, Effect 2, MP 30, SP 15 (cost 520 JP)
Slow2 phrase:  Obey the sky's will, slow time down!  Slow2!
Stop:  Time magic puts target in stasis, preventing its AT from 
occuring.  Range 3, Vertical 0, Effect 2, MP 14, SP 15 (cost 330 JP)
Stop phrase:  Spirits of time, hide us from the judging hand of God!  
Stop!
Don't Move:  Time magic breaks space apart, making it impossible to 
move.  Range 3, Vertical 1, Effect 2, MP 10, SP 34 (cost 100 JP)*
Don't Move phrase:  Land of all lives, suppress all rebels!  Don't move!
Float:  Time magic distorts space, letting one float above the ground.  
Range 4, Vertical 1, Effect 2, MP 8, SP 50 (cost 200 JP)
Float phrase:  Land of mercy, loosen tight fists!  Float!
Reflect:  Time magic creates an area that reflects magic, by inverting 
magic space.  Range 4, Effect 1, MP 12, SP 50 (cost 300 JP)
Reflect phrase:  Spell break, turn into an avenging light!  Reflect!
Quick:  Time magic vastly increases the passage of time, hastening AT.  
Range4, Effect 1, MP 24, SP 25 (cost 800 JP)
Quick phrase:  Restore lost time in a spiral line!  Quick!
Demi:  Time magic causes damage with the powerful pull of gravity, 
creating dense space.  Range 4, Vertical 1, Effect 2, MP 24, SP 17 (cost 
250 JP)
Demi phrase:  Revenge with dark-evil spell!  Demi!
Demi 2:  Time magic causes damage with the powerful pull of gravity, 
creating dense space.  Range 4, Vertical 3, Effect 2, MP 50, SP 12 (cost 
550 JP)
Demi2 phrase:  Black sheep of evil times, cover our light!  Demi2!
Meteor:  Time magic releases a huge meteor from the heavens, devastating 
its target.  Range 4, Vertical 3, Effect 4, MP 70, SP 8 (cost 1500 JP)
Meteor phrase:  Time has come...crash down on the wicked!  Meteor!

Reaction Abilities

Critical Quick:  When HP level is terminal, your AT is executed next.  
Trigger:  critical.  (cost 700 JP)
MP Switch:  Physical damage is converted into magical damage.  MP is 
lost instead of HP.  Trigger:  HP damage. (cost 400 JP)

Support Abilities

Short Charge:  CT is shortened. (cost 800 JP)*

Move Abilities

Teleport:  Distort time, moving immediately to your destination.  Moving 
too far may cause the teleport to fail. (cost 600 JP)*
Float:  Float 1 H over land. (cost 540 JP)

SUMMONER (cost to master class:  9250 JP)

Action Abilities (appears as 'Summon' when set)

Moogle:  Summon monster cures target's wounds with pure wind, restoring 
HP.  Range 4, Vertical 2, Effect 3, MP 8, SP 50 (cost 110 JP)*
Moogle phrase:  Kupo!  Round and round you go!  Moogle!
Shiva:  Summon monster breathes on the enemy with extremely cold breath.  
Range 4, Vertical 2, Effect 3, MP 24, SP 25 (cost 200 JP)
Shiva phrase:  Wind, fade to silence and light, give us power!  Shiva!
Ramuh:  Summon monster mercilessly pours a lightning shower on the 
enemy.  Range 4, Vertical 2, Effect 3, MP 24, SP 25 (cost 200 JP)
Ramuh phrase:  Master of creation, impart thy help!  Ramuh!
Ifrit:  Summon monster rains a blazing inferno down upon the enemy.  
Range 4, Vertical 2, Effect 3, MP 24, SP 25 (cost 200 JP)
Ifrit phrase:  King of flames, burn into cinders!  Ifrit!
Titan:  Summon monster overturns the earth, by striking it with powerful 
blows.  Range 4, Vertical 2, Effect 3, MP 30, SP 20 (cost 220 JP)
Titan phrase:  Bear down with land energy!  Titan!
Golem:  Summon monster takes damage for you, so you can evade physical 
damage.  Range auto, Effect all allies, MP 24, SP 34 (cost 500 JP)*
Golem phrase:  Earth-minded soul, protect us!  Golem!
Carbunkle:  Summon monster protects allies, by reflecting magic attacks 
with its ruby light.  Range 4, Vertical 2, Effect 3, MP 30, SP 25 (cost 
350 JP)
Carbunkle:  Impart light to fight our holy war!  Carbunkle!
Bahamut:   Summon monster unleashes a devastating breath attack.  Range 
4, Vertical 3, Effect 4, MP 60, SP 10 (cost 1200 JP)
Bahamut phrase:  Scorch with dragon flame!  Bahamut!
Odin:  Summon monster charges through enemies on the back of a dragon-
horse.  Range 4, Vertical 3, Effect 4, MP 50, SP 12 (cost 900 JP)
Odin phrase:  Slash away with the Land's fury!  Odin!
Leviathan:  Summon monster engulfs the battlefield with a huge water 
swell.  Range 4, Vertical 3, Effect 4, MP 48, SP 12 (cost 850 JP)
Leviathan phrase:  Sea fang, attack with water power!  Leviathan!
Salamander:  Summon monster burns battlefield with scorching red flame.  
Range 4, Vertical 2, Effect 3, MP 48, SP 12 (cost 820 JP)
Salamander phrase:  Evil flames, entrust your power to us!  Salamander!
Silf:  Summon monster mutes enemy with the spirit of leaves in the wind.  
Range 4, Vertical 2, Effect 3, MP 26, SP 20 (cost 400 JP)
Silf phrase:  Show us to put our lives back on track!  Silf!
Fairy:  Summon monster restores HP of allies.  Range 4, Vertical 2, 
Effect 3, MP 28, SP 25 (cost 400 JP)*
Fairy phrase:  Shiny crystal light, energize!  Fairy!
Lich:  Summon monster born from darkness rises from the bowels of Hell.  
Range 4, Vertical 2, Effect 3, MP 40, SP 12 (cost 600 JP)
Lich phrase:  Death song, death door, death river awaiting!  Lich!
Cyclops:  Summon monster sunders the battlefield, in the wake of its 
catastrophic onslaught.  Range 4, Vertical 2, Effect 3, MP 62, SP 12 
(cost 1000 JP)
Cyclops phrase:  Shatter frozen blades of air!  Cyclops!

Reaction Abilities

MP Restore:  Restore MP when terminal.  Trigger:  critical. (cost 400 
JP)





Support Abilities

Half of MP:  MP used when casting magic is halved. (cost 900 JP)*

Move Abilities

None.


THIEF (cost to master class:  4460 JP)

Action Abilities (appears as 'Steal' when set)

Gil Taking:  Steals gil.  Range 1, Vertical 1, Effect 1 enemy (cost 10 
JP)
Steal Heart:  Charms monsters, or an enemy of the opposite sex.  Range 
3, Effect 1 enemy (cost 150 JP)*
Steal Helmet:  Used to steal equipped helmet.  Range 1, Vertical 1, 
Effect 1 enemy (cost 350 JP)
Steal Armor:  Used to steal equipped armor.  Range 1, Vertical 1, Effect 
1 enemy (cost 450 JP)
Steal Shield:  Used to steal equipped shield.  Range 1, Vertical 1, 
Effect 1 enemy (cost 350 JP)
Steal Weapon:  Used to steal equipped weapon.  Range 1, Vertical 1, 
Effect 1 enemy (cost 600 JP)*
Steal Accessory:  Used to steal equipped accessory.  Range 1, Vertical 
1, Effect 1 enemy (cost 500 JP)
Steal Exp:  Used to steal Exp from an enemy.  Range 1, Vertical 1, 
Effect 1 enemy (cost 250 JP)

Reaction Abilities

Caution:  Take 'Defend' position.  Trigger:  HP damage. (cost 200 JP)
Gilgame Heart:  Receive gil in the amount of damage you take.  Trigger:  
HP damage. (cost 200 JP)
Catch:  Catch Thrown item and keep it.  Trigger:  Throw. (cost 200 JP)*

Support Abilities

Secret Hunt:  If you beat a monster, you can take its hide to a Fur 
Shop. (cost 200 JP)*

Move Abilities

Move +2:  Increase movement range by 2. (cost 520 JP)
Jump +2:  Increase jump elevation by 2. (cost 480 JP)















MEDIATOR (cost to master class:  3800 JP)

Action Abilities (appears as 'Talk Skill' when set)

     All Mediator action abilities have a Range of 3, a Vertical of 3, 
and an Effect of 1 (except Mimic Daravan, whose Effect is 2).

Invitation:  Word skill tricks enemy into becoming an ally. (cost 100 
JP)*
Persuade:  Word skill used to ask enemy to wait its turn to act.  Resets 
the CT to 0. (cost 100 JP)
Praise:  Word skill raises target's Brave level with compliments, 
increasing confidence. (cost 200 JP)
Threaten:  Word skill lowers Brave level by frightening target. (cost 
200 JP)
Preach:  Word skill used to raise Faith by preaching of the miracles of 
God. (cost 200 JP)
Solution:  Word skill used to lower Faith by preaching about other 
secular theories. (cost 200 JP)
Death Sentence:  Word skill foretells the enemy's death. (cost 500 JP)
Negotiate:  Word skill used to negotiate with enemy and receive gil. 
(cost 100 JP)
Insult:  Word skill used to upset enemy with curses and abuse. (cost 300 
JP)
Mimic Daravan:  Word skill used to put enemy asleep with boring stories. 
(cost 300 JP)

Reaction Abilities

Finger Guard:  Evade word attacks.  Trigger:  Word Skills. (cost 300 JP)

Support Abilities

Equip Gun:  Equip gun regardless of job. (cost 750 JP)
Train:  When enemy becomes terminal, force them into becoming allies. 
(cost 450 JP)
Monster Talk:  Speak with monsters and use 'Word Skill' even if not a 
mediator. (cost 100 JP)

Move Abilities

None.


ORACLE (cost to master class:  6050 JP)

Action Abilities (appears as 'Yin Yang Magic' when set)

Blind:  Yin Yang magic blinds enemies and lowers the success rate of 
physical attacks.  Range 4, Vertical 1, Effect 2, MP 4, SP 50 (cost 100 
JP)
Blind phrase:  All light fall into darkness!  Bound darkness!
Spell Absorb:  Yin yang magic absorbs the enemy's MP.  Range 4, Effect 
1, MP 2, SP 50 (cost 200 JP)*
Spell Absorb phrase:  Guiding light, shed magic power from above!  Spell 
Absorb!
Life Drain:  Yin yang magic absorbs the enemy's HP.  Range 4, Effect 1, 
MP 16, SP 50 (cost 350 JP)*
Life Drain phrase:  Lost energy...raise the heartrate!  Life Drain!


Pray Faith:  Yin yang magic fills soul with Faith.  Range 4, Effect 1, 
MP 6, SP 25 (cost 400 JP)
Pray Faith phrase:  God is watching...have faith!  Pray Faith!
Doubt Faith:  Yin yang magic makes targets lose their faith, reducing 
their Faith level.  Range 4, Effect 1, MP 6, SP 25 (cost 400 JP)
Doubt Faith phrase:  Seek the true tone to form our will...Doubt Faith!
Zombie:  Yin yang magic brings bodily death.  Range 4, Effect 1, MP 20, 
SP 20 (cost 300 JP)
Zombie phrase:  Great tree of life, inject rotten extract!  Zombie!
Silence Song:  Yin yang magic mutes enemies, making it impossible to 
cast spells.  Range 4, Vertical 1, Effect 2, MP 16, SP 34 (cost 170 JP)*
Silence Song phrase:  Conjurers, seek truth in silence!  Silence Song!
Blind Rage:  Yin yang magic releases desire to destroy, makes enemy turn 
wild.  Range 4, Effect 1, MP 16, SP 20 (cost 400 JP)
Blind Rage phrase:  Reason with confusion, judge with 
recklessness...Brave insanity!
Foxbird:  Yin yang magic lowers Brave level.  Range 4, Effect 1, MP 20, 
SP 25 (cost 400 JP)
Foxbird phrase:  Cowards, weak, those rushing to die!  Foxbird!
Confusion Song:  Yin yang magic makes enemy lose rationality and act 
confused.  Range 4, Effect 1, MP 20, SP 20 (cost 400 JP)
Confusion Song phrase:  Smash all who hunger for destruction...Confusion 
Song!
Dispel Magic:  Yin yang magic cancels positive status effects by 
neutralizing yin and yang.  Cancels Float, Reraise, Transparent, Regen, 
Protect, Shell, Haste, Faith, and Reflect.  Range 4, Effect 1, MP 34, SP 
34 (cost 700 JP)
Dispel Magic phrase:  Illusions, lies, to Heaven!  Dispel Magic!
Paralyze:  Yin yang magic doesn't allow enemy to take action.  Range 4, 
Vertical 0, Effect 2, MP 10, SP 20 (cost 100)*
Paralyze phrase:  Mindless, spiritless, hear the immutable 
beat...Paralyze!
Sleep:  Yin yang magic immediately puts enemy to sleep.  Range 4, 
Vertical 1, Effect 2, MP 24, SP 17 (cost 350 JP)*
Sleep phrase:  Lose consciousness, wash away into the silent 
sea...Sleep!
Petrify:  Yin yang magic immediately turns enemy's body to stone.  Range 
4, Effect 1, MP 16, SP 12 (cost 580 JP)*
Petrify phrase:  Suffering spirits, to eternity...Break seal!

Reaction Abilities

Absorb Used MP:  Restore your MP by the same amount your enemy used.  
Trigger:  MP effect. (cost 250 JP)

Support Abilities

Defense Up:  Physical attack damage is lessened. (cost 400 JP)

Move Abilities

Any Weather:  Walk easily over swamps, marshes, and poison marshes, 
regardless of climate. (cost 200 JP)
Move-MP Up:  Recover MP as you move. (cost 350 JP)







GEOMANCER (cost to master class:  2870 JP)

Action Abilities (appears as 'Elemental' when set)

     All Geomancer action abilities have a Range of 5, a Vertical of 0, 
an Effect of 2, and cost 150 JP.

Pitfall:  Elemental that damages with a warp in space-time.  Add 'Don't 
Move'.  Ground:  natural surface, wasteland, road.*
Water Ball:  Elemental that damages with the mysterious power of water.  
Add 'Frog'.  Ground:  waterway, river, lake, sea, waterfall.*
Hell Ivy:  Elemental that damages with the mysterious power of plants.  
Add 'Don't Stop'.  Ground:  grassland, thicket, water plant.*
Carve Model:  Elemental that damages with the mysterious power of 
stones.  Add 'Petrify'.  Ground:  gravel, stone floor, stone wall, mud 
wall, tombstone.*
Local Quake:  Elemental that damages with the mysterious power of rock.  
Add 'Confusion'.  Ground:  rocky cliff, lava rocks.
Kamaitachi:  Elemental that damages with atmospheric power.  Add 'Don't 
Act'.  Ground:  book, tree, brick, bridge, furniture, iron plate, moss, 
coffin.
Demon Fire:  Elemental that damages with the mysterious power within the 
place.  Add 'Sleep'.  Ground:  wooden floor, rug, box, stairs, deck.
Quicksand:  Elemental that damages with the mysterious power of water.  
Add 'Death Sentence'.  Ground:  swamp, marsh, poisoned marsh.
Sand Storm:  Elemental that damages with the mysterious power of dust.  
Add 'Darkness'.  Ground:  sand area, stalactite, salt.
Blizzard:  Elemental that damages with the mysterious power of snow.  
Add 'Silence'.  Ground:  snow, ice.
Gusty Wind:  Elemental that damages with the mysterious power of wind.  
Add 'Slow'.  Ground:  roof, sky, chimney.
Lava Ball:  Elemental that damages with atmospheric power.  Add 'Dead'.  
Ground:  lava, machine.

Reaction Abilities

Counter Flood:  Counter with geomancy.  Trigger:  physical attack, 
geomancy. (cost 300 JP)*

Support Abilities

Attack Up:  Can cause great damage with physical attack. (cost 400 JP)

Move Abilities

Any Ground:  Walk easily over waterlands like rivers. (cost 220 JP)
Move on Lava:  Move and stop over rocks. (cost 150 JP)




LANCER (cost to master class: 7060 JP)

Action Abilities (appears as 'Jump' when set)

Level Jump 2:  Allows you to jump 2 panels horizontally. (cost 150 JP)
Level Jump 3:  Allows you to jump 3 panels horizontally. (cost 300 JP)
Level Jump 4:  Allows you to jump 4 panels horizontally. (cost 450 JP)
Level Jump 5:  Allows you to jump 5 panels horizontally. (cost 600 JP)
Level Jump 8:  Allows you to jump 8 panels horizontally. (cost 900 JP)*

Vertical Jump 2:  Allows you to jump 2 panels vertically. (cost 100 JP)
Vertical Jump 3:  Allows you to jump 3 panels vertically. (cost 200 JP)
Vertical Jump 4:  Allows you to jump 4 panels vertically. (cost 300 JP)
Vertical Jump 5:  Allows you to jump 5 panels vertically. (cost 400 JP)
Vertical Jump 6:  Allows you to jump 6 panels vertically. (cost 500 JP)
Vertical Jump 7:  Allows you to jump 7 panels vertically. (cost 600 JP)
Vertical Jump 8:  Allows you to jump 8 panels vertically. (cost 900 JP)*

Reaction Abilities

Dragon Spirit:  Protection from death.  Adds 'Reraise'.  Trigger:  
physical attack. (cost 560 JP)*

Support Abilities

Equip Spear:  Equip spear regardless of job. (cost 400 JP)

Move Abilities

Ignore Height:  Jump to any height. (cost 700 JP)


SAMURAI (cost to master class:  7300 JP)

Action Abilities (appears as 'Draw Out' when set)

     All Samurai action abilities have a Range of auto, a Vertical of 3, 
and an Effect of 3, except Kikuichimoji (see below).

Asura:  An invisible blade slashes the enemy. (cost 100 JP)
Asura phrase:  Legendary sword that kills!  Asura!
Koutetsu:  The cry of the banshee is released in a brutal wave. (cost 
180 JP)
Koutetsu phrase:  Evil souls of the dark, gather here...Koutetsu!
Bizen Boat:  Ghost's whisper causes MP damage. (cost 260 JP)*
Bizen Boat phrase:  Nihilistic sky, inhale magic power...Bizen Boat!
Murasame:  Released spirit's tears restore HP of allies. (cost 340 JP)*
Murasame phrase:  No more loss of precious life...Murasame!
Heaven's Cloud:  Ethereal spirit flows out and attacks.  Add 'Slow'. 
(cost 420 JP)
Heaven's Cloud phrase:  Yagumo rising, all who know God!  Heaven's 
Cloud!
Kiyomori:  Spiritual essence engulfs allies in a protective shell.  Add 
'Protect' and 'Shell'. (cost 500 JP)*
Kiyomori phrase:  Innocent sword, slash evils and protect!  Kiyomori!
Muramasa:  Vengeful wraiths gradually remove the soul of the enemy.  Add 
'Confusion' and/or 'Death Sentence'. (cost 580 JP)*
Muramasa phrase:  Summon all ghosts of the sword!  Attack!  Muramasa!
Kikuichimoji:  Vengeful spirit charges the enemy in rage.  Range 4 
directions, Vertical 3, Effect 8. (cost 660 JP)
Kikuichimoji phrase:  Brave weapon, turn into a deadly blaze!  
Kikuichimoji!
Masamune:  Benevolent spirits enhance the strength and agility of 
allies.  Add 'Regen' and 'Haste'. (cost 740 JP)
Masamune phrase:  Sword of fury, inject power!  Masamune!
Chirijiraden:  Spirits become blue flame and attack living beings. (cost 
820 JP)
Chirijiraden phrase:  Flame-eating sword, swipe away the evils!  
Chirijiraden!


Reaction Abilities

Meatbone Slash:  When terminal, give damage in the amount of your max 
HP.  Trigger: critical (cost 200 JP)*
Blade Grasp:  Evade physical attack.  Trigger:  physical attack other 
than bow/crossbow. (cost 700 JP)

Support Abilities

Equip Knife:  Equip knife regardless of job. (cost 400 JP)
Two Hands:  Hold weapon in both hands, raising destructive power. (cost 
900 JP)

Move Abilities

Walk on Water:  Move or stop over the surface of water. (cost 300 JP)


NINJA (cost to master class:  3760 JP)

Action Abilities (appears as 'Throw' when set)

Shuriken:  Allows you to throw a shuriken. (cost 50 JP)*
Ball:  Allows you to throw a ball. (cost 70 JP)*
Knife:  Allows you to throw a knife. (cost 100 JP)
Sword:  Allows you to throw a sword. (cost 100 JP)
Hammer:  Allows you to throw a flail. (cost 100 JP)
Katana:  Allows you to throw a katana. (cost 100 JP)
Ninja Sword:  Allows you to throw a ninja sword. (cost 100 JP)
Axe:  Allows you to throw an axe. (cost 120 JP)
Spear:  Allows you to throw a spear. (cost 100 JP)
Stick:  Allows you to throw a stick. (cost 100 JP)
Knight Sword:  Allows you to throw a knight sword. (cost 100 JP)
Dictionary:  Allows you to throw a dictionary. (cost 100 JP)

Reaction Abilities

Sunken State:  Hide by becoming invisible.  Trigger:  HP damage. (cost 
900 JP)*
Abandon:  It becomes easier to dodge attacks.  Trigger:  physical 
attacks and some magic attacks. (cost 400 JP)

Support Abilities

Two Swords:  Use a weapon in each hand even if not a ninja. (cost 900 
JP)

Move Abilities

Move in Water:  Move or stop on water. (cost 420 JP)











CALCULATOR (cost to master class:  4110 JP)

Action Abilities (appears as 'Math Skill' when set)

CT:  Math skill to calculate CT. (cost 250 JP)
Level:  Math skill to calculate level. (cost 300 JP)*
XP:  Math skill to calculate XP. (cost 200 JP)*
Height:  Math skill to calculate height. (cost 250 JP)*
Prime Number:  Math skill that guides selected items in prime numbers.  
(Prime numbers are numbers that can only be evenly divided by 1, or 
themselves.)  Below is a list of prime numbers from 1 to 100:  2, 3, 5, 
7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, 43, 47, 53, 59, 61, 67, 71, 73, 
79, 83, 89, 97. (cost 300 JP)*
5:  Math skill that guides selected items in multiples of 5. (cost 200 
JP)
4:  Math skill that guides selected items in multiples of 4. (cost 400 
JP)*
3:  Math skill that guides selected items in multiples of 3. (cost 600 
JP)

Reaction Abilities

Distribute:  When HP is at full, excess HP from healing is shared by 
allies.  Trigger:  HP restore. (cost 200 JP)
Damage Split:  Shift damage taken from yourself to your enemy.  Trigger:  
HP damage. (cost 300 JP)


Support Abilities

Gained Exp Up:  Spirit is heightened.  Gain more Exp from the same 
experiences. (cost 350 JP)

Move Abilities

Move-Get Exp:  Gain Exp as you move. (cost 400 JP)
Move-Get JP:  Gain JP as you move. (cost 360 JP)*


BARD (cost to master class:  3850 JP)

Action Abilities (appears as 'Sing' when set)

     All Bard action abilities have a range of auto, an Effect of all 
allies, and cost 100 JP.

Angel Song:  A song for the divine protection of an angel.  Restores MP.  
SP 17*
Life Song:  A song about the greatness of life.  Restores HP.  SP 17*
Cheer Song:  A song that encourages and cheers up someone.  Raises Speed 
level.  SP 13
Battle Song:  A song about battle.  Raises physical attack power.  SP 13
Magic Song:  A song about the laws of sorcery, and the origin of magic.  
Raises magic attack power.  SP 10
Nameless Song:  A mysterious song which has been handed down through the 
generations.  Grants various divine protection (adds Regen, Reraise, 
Protect, Shell, or Haste).  SP 10*
Last Song:  The ultimate song, which raises an ally's CT count to 100.  
SP 5


Reaction Abilities

MA Save:  Raises magic attack power.  Trigger:  HP damage. (cost 450 JP)
Face Up:  Raises Faith.  Trigger:  magic effect. (cost 500 JP)

Support Abilities

None.

Move Abilities

Move +3:  Increase movement range by 3. (cost 1000 JP)
Fly:  Leap over enemies and obstacles. (cost 1200 JP)


DANCER (cost to master class:  3950 JP)

Action Abilities (appears as 'Dance' when set)

     All Dancer action abilities have a Range of auto, an Effect of all 
enemies, and cost 100 JP.

Witch Hunt:  Dance causes MP damage with a mysterious costume.  SP 17
Wiznaibus:  Dance causes HP damage with powerful dance steps.  SP 17
Slow Dance:  Dance lowers enemy's speed level, by confusing them with 
slow dance movements.  SP 13
Polka Polka:  A dance with vivacious moves, which lowers physical attack 
power.  SP 13
Disillusion:  Dance lowers enemy's attack power by distracting them with 
a mysterious costume.  SP 10
Nameless Dance:  A dance with mysterious moves, causing abnormal status 
effects (adds Darkness, Confusion, Silence, Poison, Frog, Slow, Stop, or 
Sleep).  SP 10
Last Dance:  The ultimate dance, which reduces an enemy's CT count to 0.  
SP 5

Reaction Abilities

A Save:  Raise physical attack power.  Trigger:  HP damage. (cost 550 
JP)
Brave Up:  Raise Brave.  Trigger:  physical attack. (cost 500 JP)

Support Abilities

None.

Move Abilities

Jump +3:  Increase jump elevation by 3. (cost 1000 JP)
Fly:  Leap over enemies and obstacles. (cost 1200 JP)


MIME

Action Abilities (appears as 'Mimic' when set)

None.




Reaction Abilities

None.

Support Abilities

None.

Move Abilities

None.


Tips on Skill Strategy

     Each one of the classes offers at least one skill which, used 
properly, can be invaluable.  These skills have been marked with an 
asterisk (*) in the Skills/Powers list.  Try these skills, and combine 
primary and secondary skills to your advantage.  As an example:  once 
'Calculator' has been mastered out, its 'Math Skill' makes for an 
excellent secondary power for a spellcaster.  Other combinations between 
similar classes also hold true:  a Monk's 'Punch Art' skills, when 
mastered, make an excellent secondary power for a fighting class, such 
as Lancer.  It is often best to mix and match powers of your own 
choosing, but don't overlook common combinations, or even unusual 
combinations.  The Summoner class, for example, requires a lot of mana.  
Even though 'Punch Art' is weak as a secondary skill for a Summoner, it 
allows you to regain mana without using items!



Opening Classes

     In the event that you cannot, for whatever reason, discover how to 
open all of the basic classes, the requirements to open each basic class 
are included here.

Squire:  No requirements.
Chemist:  No requirements.
Knight:  Level 2 Squire.
Archer:  Level 2 Squire.
Monk:  Level 2 Knight.
Priest:  Level 2 Chemist.
Wizard: Level 2 Chemist.
Time Mage:  Level 2 Wizard.
Summoner:  Level 2 Time Mage.
Thief:  Level 2 Archer.
Mediator:  Level 2 Oracle.
Oracle: Level 2 Priest.
Geomancer: Level 3 Monk.
Lancer:  Level 3 Thief.
Samurai:  Level 3 Knight, Level 4 Monk, Level 2 Lancer.
Ninja:  Level 3 Archer, Level 4 Thief, Level 2 Geomancer.
Calculator:  Level 4 Priest, Level 4 Wizard, Level 3 Time Mage, Level 3 
Oracle.
Bard:  Level 4 Summoner, Level 4 Mediator. (males only)
Dancer:  Level 4 Geomancer, Level 4 Lancer. (females only)
Mime:  Level 8 Squire, Level 8 Chemist, Level 4 Summoner, Level 4 
Mediator, Level 4 Geomancer, Level 4 Lancer.


Jobs

     As of Chapter Two, Bars allow you to perform 'jobs', or 
Propositions, to earn some extra JP and gil.  You also discover unique 
(unusable) items, and new places, when performing jobs.  Jobs are only 
guaranteed to succeed if you send the maximum number of characters on 
that particular job (the maximum is always three).
     The same job is not always available at the same city every time, 
so when propositions are available, it is noted in the FAQ (but only the 
-number- of propositions available is listed).  Below is a list of all 
the jobs in the game (as they are named at the Bars).  The special 
'fight' jobs only appear during certain months of the game.  The months 
in which these jobs can be done has been noted, as well as the reward 
that you will gain if you succeed.

Job Name                    Reward

Defeat the Bandits          Gil bag
Testimony of an Ex-miner    Price for Mythril
Orders of the Coast Guard   Payment
Girl at Gulg Volcano        Item
Salvage the trade ship!     Gil bag
Zaland Embassy              Item
My little carrot            Payment
Vacancy!                    Price for Iron Ore
Destiny of the Company      Gil bag
Discovery Race              Area
Discovery Race 2            Area
Discovery Race 3            Area
Rolade Ore Company          Price for Iron Ore
Trade Ship Douing           Gil bag
Challenge of Zero           Item
Concerns of a Merchant      Area
Heir of Mesa                Nothing
Stolen Ancient Writings     Gil bag
Sad Traveling Artist        Reward
Will of Elder Topa          Price for Iron Ore
Sunken Salvage Tour         Item
Mine Excavation Tour        Item
Traveling artist Mameko     Reward
Deep in Sweegy Woods        Area
I saw it                    Area
Storm of Zigolis!           Area
Ringing of the bell         Item
Sailor tour                 Gil bag
Miners Wanted!              Price for Adamantite
Miners Wanted! 2            Item
Adventurer Ramzen           Area
Discovery Tour              Area
Envoy ship, Falcon          Item
Sullen Experiment           Nothing
Hidden Trap at the Maze     Item
One Activity                Item
Ruins at Bed Desert         Area
Adventurers Wanted          Area
I saw it!  I swear!         Area
Larner Channel Waves        Item
Phantom Thief Zero!         Item
Mother                      Payment
Sea of Gredia Island        Item

Job Name                    Reward

Stranded Trade Ship         Gil bag
Fiar's Request              Nothing
Secret Society              Nothing
Letter to my Love           Item
Legendary Monster           Nothing
Master Math!                Nothing
Minimum's Melancholy        Item
Minimum's Melancholy        Item
Minimum's Melancholy        Nothing
Protect the Little Life     Item
Salvage the Trade Ship!     Item
Devil in the Dark           Payment
Mountain of Rain            Area
Within the Darkness         Gil bag
True Romance                Item
Wandering Gambler           Nothing
Thief Zero Returns!         Item
Thief Zero Reborn!          Item
Himka Cliffs                Item
The Lord's Ore              Item
Poeskas Lake Bottom         Area
Ominous Dungeon             Area
Thief Zero's Last Stand     Nothing
My treasure                 Payment
Chocobo Restaurant          Item
Wandering Gambler           Nothing
Death Canyon                Price for Mythril Stone
Defeat Whirlwind Karz!      Gil bag
Road of Beasts              Reward
Memories                    Reward
Attractive Workplace        Gil bag
Dream child                 Payment
How much is Life worth?     Item
Defeat Behemoth!            Gil bag
If wishes come true         Payment
Son, Pappal!                Gil bag
Secret Door                 Payment
Defeat Golden Gotsko!       Gil bag
Terror of Assault Cave      Gil bag
Dream of a Miner            Price for Iron Ore
Good Workplace and Job!     Gil bag
Miner's Tour                Price for Mythril Stone
Miner's Tour 2              Item
The Greatest Plan           Item
Hard Lecture                Reward
Shy Katedona                Reward
Emissary of Lionel          Item
Legendary Traces            Area
Win the Zaland Fight!       Bonus money
(April, Zaland)
Win the Yardow Fight!       Item
(July, Yardow)
Win the Magic Contest!      Item
(August, Gariland)
Machinist Contest           Item
(October, Goug)
Meister Contest             Bonus money
(December, Goug)

Items

Tips on Poaching

     If you gain and set the Secret Hunt ability of the Thief class 
(qv.), the character so set who deals the killing blow on a monster will 
'poach' it.  The cities in the game with the word 'Trade' in their name 
(Dorter, Warjilis, and Zhargidas) have a 'Fur Shop' as of Chapter Two; 
at these shops, you can purchase the item made from the poaching of the 
monster.
     Poaching is a good way to get items cheap.  Even if you can already 
buy the item at a regular shop, the item will sell at a Fur Shop for 
half the normal cost.
     Some items that you poach can only be gained via poaching!  These 
rare items only appear if the strongest version of a monster is poached.  
If you are unsure what the strongest version of a monster is, consult 
the Monster List in this FAQ.
     Also note that you can poach monsters you breed.  If you breed 
monsters, you can obtain rare monsters with much more ease than entering 
multiple random fights.  Poaching a 'pet' monster does -not- count 
against you as a casualty under Brave Story, if you wish to keep your 
casualties to 0.
     A complete listing of the items that can be poached from a monster 
have already been made available in a mini-FAQ.  Rather than reproduce 
this work, I would refer you to Matt Hobbs 'Final Fantasy Tactics 
Poaching List', also available at GameFAQs.

Tips on Stealing

     In a manner similar to poaching, some items in the game are only 
obtainable through stealing.  This extends to any equippable item - 
weapons, shield(s), helmet(s), armor, and accessory/accessories.  Unlike 
poaching, however, you can benefit from better equipment, in a quicker 
fashion, through stealing.
     Human enemies encountered in random fights commonly possess 
equipment not available until the next chapter.  As of Chapter Two, you 
can gain some of the best equipment in the game, well before Chapter 
Four!  Use this to your advantage.  Well over half of your HP and MP 
comes from equipment; gaining better equipment can make you as powerful 
as though you had suddenly gained an extra five to 15 levels.

Item List

     The following is a complete listing of all the items available in 
the game.  The statistics of each item is provided, as well as their 
cost, and where or when it can be obtained.  Secret items are included 
here, but only the Secrets section will tell you -how- to open these 
areas, to prevent spoiling your fun.  Items are listed by type, in 
descending order of power.  Enjoy!
     Short forms below refer to:  NT(Nelveska Temple), DD(Deep Dungeon), 
CU(Colliery Underground).  'BY' refers to the section -after- which the 
item is available, unless the 'COST' section says 'Steal', 'Find', 
'Catch', or 'Poach'.  If this is the case, then the item is available -
during- the section number mentioned in the 'BY' column.  Also, if an 
item can be stolen and/or found and/or caught and/or poached, the 
easiest method of obtaining the item is listed in the 'BY' column.  If 
in doubt:  it is easier to steal than find; it is easier to find than 
catch; and it is easier to catch than poach (unless you breed; for 
purposes of this section, it is assumed that you do not breed monsters 
for poaching purposes).  If a person's name appears under 'COST', this 
means that the person comes equipped with the item.


WEAPONS

Daggers (Thief primary weapon):

Weapon       Attack         AT/Add      2-       2-      COST
Name         Power   Evade  (Bonus)   Swords?   Hands?   (gil)      BY

Zorlin Shape   12     10%   Sleep       Y         N     Poach        * 
Air Knife      10      5%   Wind        Y         N      8000       42
Assassin        7      5%   Death       Y         N      5000       31
                            Sentence
Orichalcum      7      5%   None        Y         N      7000       29
Main Gauche     6     40%   None        Y         N      3000       25
Platina         5     10%   None        Y         N      1800       13
Mage Masher     4      5%   Silence     Y         N      1500        8
Blind Knife     4      5%   Darkness    Y         N       800        6
Mythril         4      5%   None        Y         N       500        3
Dagger          3      5%   None        Y         N       100        1

* The Zorlin Shape cannot be found, stolen or bought.

Ninja Swords (Ninja primary weapon):

Weapon       Attack         AT/Add      2-       2-      COST
Name         Power   Evade  (Bonus)   Swords?   Hands?   (gil)      BY

Iga Knife      15     10%   None        Y         Y       Find      DD
Koga Knife     15      5%   None        Y         Y       Find      DD
Sasuke Knife   14     15%   None        Y         Y       Find      NT
Spell Edge     13      5%   Don't Act   Y         Y      16000      35
Ninja Edge     12      5%   None        Y         Y      10000      31
Short Edge     10      5%   None        Y         Y       7000      29
Ninja Knife     9      5%   None        Y         Y       5000      25
Hidden Knife    8      5%   None        Y         Y       3000      23

Flails (Squire primary weapon):

Weapon          Attack  AT/Add      2-       2-      COST
Name            Power   (Bonus)   Swords?   Hands?   (gil)      BY

Scorpion Tail    23     None        Y         Y      Catch      DD
Morning Star     16     None        Y         Y       9000      31
Flame Whip       11     Fire 2      Y         Y       4000      23
Flail             9     None        Y         Y       1200      11














Swords (Knight primary weapon):

Weapon       Attack         AT/Add      2-       2-      COST
Name         Power   Evade  (Bonus)   Swords?   Hands?   (gil)      BY

Rune Blade     14     15%   Magic +2     Y        N      20000      42
Ice Brand      13     10%   Ice 2        Y        N      14000      35
Platinum       12     10%   None         Y        N      11000      31
Diamond        10     10%   None         Y        N       8000      26
Sleep           9      5%   Sleep        Y        N       5000      25
Ancient         9      5%   Don't Move   Y        N       5000      23
Coral           8      5%   Lightning    Y        N       3300      13
Blood           8      5%   Life Drain   Y        N      Steal      21
Mythril         7      8%   None         Y        N       1600       8
Iron            6      5%   None         Y        N        900       6
Long            5     10%   None         Y        N        500       3
Broad           4      5%   None         Y        N        200       1

Note on Blood Sword:  Whatever damage is dealt to an enemy by the sword 
is the amount the attacker is healed.

Knight Swords (Knight primary weapon):

Weapon       Attack         AT/Add      2-       2-          COST
Name         Power   Evade  (Bonus)   Swords?   Hands?       (gil)  BY

Chaos Blade    40     20%   Regen,      Y         Y           Find  DD
                            Petrifies
Ragnarock      24     20%   Shell       Y         Y         Trophy  58
Excalibur      21     35%   Haste       Y         Y        Orlandu  42
Save the       18     30%   Protect     Y         Y      Meliadoul  48
Queen
Defender       16     60%   None        Y         Y          Steal  37
Materia        10     10%   None        Y         Y           Find   *
Blade
Nagrarock       1     50%   Frog        Y         Y           Find  NT

* In Bervenia Volcano, Chapter Four

Guns (Mediator primary weapon):

Weapon       Attack         AT/Add            COST
Name         Power   Evade  (Bonus)   Range   (gil)      BY

Blast          22      5%   Lightning   8      Find      DD
Glacier        21      5%   Fire        8      Find      DD
Blaze          20      5%   Ice         8     Steal      CU
Stone          16      5%   Petrify     8     Steal      44
Mythril         8      5%   None        8     15000      25
Romanda         6      5%   None        8      5000      18











Samurai Swords (Samurai primary weapon):

Weapon           Attack            2-       2-      COST
Name             Power   Evade  Swords?   Hands?    (gil)      BY

Chirijiraden       25     15%      Y        Y        Find      DD
Masamune           18     15%      Y        Y       Steal      47
Kikuichimoji       15     15%      Y        Y       22000      42
Muramasa           14     15%      Y        Y       15000      35
Kyomori            12     15%      Y        Y       10000      31
Heaven's Cloud     11     15%      Y        Y        8000      25
Murasame           10     15%      Y        Y        7000      23
Bizen Boat          9     15%      Y        Y        5000      20
Koutetsu            8     15%      Y        Y        3000      16
Asura Knife         7     15%      Y        Y        1600      16

Rods (Wizard primary weapon):

Weapon       Attack         AT/Add      2-       2-      COST
Name         Power   Evade  (Bonus)   Swords?   Hands?   (gil)      BY

Dragon          5     20%   None        N         Y      Steal      50
Faith           5     20%   Faith       N         Y       Find      DD
Wizard          4     20%   Magic +2    N         Y       8000      29
Poison          3     20%   Poison      N         Y        500      13
Flame           3     20%   Fire        N         Y        400       6
Thunder         3     20%   Bolt        N         Y        400       6
Ice             3     20%   Ice         N         Y        400       6
Rod             3     20%   None        N         Y        200       1

Staffs (Priest primary weapon):

Weapon       Attack         AT/Add         2-     2-      COST
Name         Power   Evade  (Bonus)      Swords? Hands?   (gil)      BY

Sage           7      15%   None           N       Y       Find      DD
Mace of Zeus   6      15%   Physical +2,   N       Y      Steal      56
                            Magic +1
Gold           6      15%   None           N       Y       7000      30
Rainbow        5      15%   None           N       Y       2200      13
Healing        4      15%   Cure           N       Y       Alma      25
Wizard         4      15%   Magic +1       N       Y       4000      20
White          3      15%   Cancel Death   N       Y        800       6
                            Sentence
Oak            3      15%   None           N       Y        120       1

Note:  The Healing Staff -heals- whoever you hit with it.














Crossbows (Archer primary weapon):

Weapon       Attack         AT/Add            COST
Name         Power   Evade  (Bonus)   Range   (gil)      BY

Gastrafitis    10      5%   None        4     20000      42
Hunting Bow     6      5%   None        4      8000      29
Poison Bow      4      5%   Poison      4      4000      23
Cross Bow       4      5%   None        4      2000      16
Night Killer    3      5%   Darkness    4      1500       8
Bow Gun         3      5%   None        4       400       3

Bows (Archer primary weapon):

Weapon       Attack   AT/Add           2-       2-      COST
Name         Power    (Bonus) Range  Swords?   Hands?   (gil)      BY

Perseus        16     None      5      N         Y       Find      DD
Yoichi         12     None      5      N         Y      Steal      53
Ultimus        10     None      5      N         Y      Steal       *
Windslash       8     None      5      N         Y       8000      29
Mythril         7     None      5      N         Y       5000      23
Lightning       6     Bolt 2    5      N         Y       3000      16
Ice             5     Ice       5      N         Y       2000      11
Silver          5     None      5      N         Y       1500       8
Long            4     None      5      N         Y        800       6

* The Ultimus Bow can only be obtained by stealing it from an Archer 
enemy in a random fight, from Chapter 2 onwards.

Spears (Lancer primary weapon):

Weapon           Attack         AT/Add       COST
Name             Power   Evade  (Bonus)      (gil)      BY

Javelin            30     10%   None          Find      NT
Dragon Whisker     17     10%   None         Catch      DD
Holy Lance         14     10%   Holy         Poach       *
Oberisk            12     10%   None         10000      42
Partisan           11     10%   None          7000      29
Mythril            10     10%   None          4500      23
Spear               9     10%   None          2000      16
Javelin             8     10%   None          1000      11

* The Holy Lance is obtained from a creature.  As a hint:  think of what 
the lance does, then look at the Monster List.















Axes (Geomancer primary weapon):

Weapon       Attack    AT/Add      2-       2-      COST
Name         Power     (Bonus)   Swords?   Hands?   (gil)      BY

Slasher        16      Slow        N         Y      12000      25
Giant          12      None        N         Y       4000      16
Battle          9      None        N         Y       1500       8


Sticks (Oracle primary weapon):

Weapon         Attack         AT/Add                      COST
Name           Power   Evade  (Bonus)               Range (gil)      BY

Whale Whisker    16     20%   None                    2   Catch      DD
Octagon Rod      12     20%   Cancel Darkness,        2   20000      42
                              Silence, Oil, Frog,
                              Poison, Slow, Stop,
                              Don't Move, Don't Act
Ivory Rod        11     20%   None                    2   Poach       *
Gokuu Rod        10     20%   Innocent                2    7500      29
Iron Fan          9     20%   None                    2    4000      25
Musk Rod          8     20%   None                    2    2400      23
Battle Bamboo     7     20%   None                    2    1400      16
Cypress Rod       6     20%   None                    2    1000      13

Harps (Bard primary weapon):

Weapon          Attack         AT/Add              COST
Name            Power   Evade  (Bonus)     Range   (gil)      BY

Fairy             15     15%   Charm         3      Find      DD
Bloody Strings    13     15%   Life Drain    3     10000      29
Ramia             10     15%   Confusion     3      5000      17

Note that Bloody Strings heals its wielder for damage equal to that done 
to an enemy when attacking.

Dictionaries (Calculator primary weapon):

Weapon         Attack                 COST
Name           Power   Evade  Range   (gil)      BY

Madlemgen       11      15%     3     30000      Poach
Papyrus Plate    9      15%     3     10000      29
Monster          8      15%     3      6000      25
Battle           7      15%     3      3000      16













Bags (Female characters only):

Weapon       Attack   AT/Add     COST
Name         Power    (Bonus)    (gil)      BY

FS             20     None       Poach       *
H              14     Speed +1   58000      42
P              12     Regen      52000      29
C              10     Magic +1   53000      23

* The FS bag can only be gained through poaching, and only by poaching 
an animal that you -must- breed!


Carpets (Dancer primary weapon):

Weapon       Attack                 COST
Name         Power   Evade  Range   (gil)      BY

Ryozan Silk    15     50%     2     Poach       *
Cashmere       10     50%     2     15000      31
Persia          8     50%     2      7000      25

* Ryozan Silk is exclusively obtaining through poaching only.

Shields:

             Physical  Magic   AT/Add              COST
Name         S-EV      S-EV    (Bonus)             (gil)      BY

Escutcheon     75%      50%    None                 Find      NT
Venetian       50%      25%    Half Fire/           Find      DD
                               Ice/Lightning
Kaiser Plate   46%      20%    Strengthen Fire/     Find      DD
                               Ice/Lightning
Genji          43%      --     None                Steal      47
Crystal        40%      15%    None                21000      42
Platina        37%      10%    None                16000      35
Diamond        34%      15%    None                12000      29
Aegis          10%      50%    Magic +1            10000      29
Flame          31%      --     Absorb Fire,         6500      23
                               Half Ice,
                               Weak to Water
Ice            28%      --     Absorb Ice,          6000      23
                               Half Fire,
                               Weak to Lightning
Gold           25%      --     None                 3500      16
Mythril        22%       5%    None                 2500      13
Round          19%      --     None                 1600      11
Bronze         16%      --     None                 1200       8
Buckler        13%       3%    None                  700       6
Escutcheon     10%       3%    None                  400       3









HELMETS

Helmets (mostly for Knights):

Name         HP+   Cancel               COST     BY

Grand        150   Darkness, Sleep      Find     DD
Genji        130   None                Steal     47
Crystal      120   None                14000     42
Circlet      100   None                10000     37
Platina       90   None                 8000     35
Diamond       80   None                 6000     25
Cross         70   None                 4000     23
Gold          60   None                 2800     16
Mythril       50   None                 2100     13
Barbuta       40   None                 1500     11
Iron          30   None                 1000      6
Bronze        20   None                  500      3
Leather       10   None                  200      3

Hats (usable by most classes):

                             AT/Add
Name             HP+   MP+   (Bonus)                   COST     BY

Thief            100    --   Speed +2, Cancel Don't   35000     53
                             Move, Don't Act
Flash             88    15   Magic +1, Speed +1       16000     42
Golden Hairpin    80    50   Cancel Silence           12000     31
Black Hood        72    --   None                      7000     29
Holy Miter        64    20   Magic +1                  6000     25
Twist Headband    56    --   Physical +2               5000     23
Green Beret       48    --   Speed +1                  3000     16
Triangle          40    12   Magic +1                  1800     13
Headgear          32    --   Physical +1               1200     11
Red Hood          24     8   None                       800      6
Feather           16     5   None                       350      3
Leather            8    --   None                       150      1

Ribbons (female characters only):

Name        HP+   CANCEL                                    COST     BY

Barette      20   Dead, Petrify, Invitation, Confusion,     Alma     25
                  Blood Suck, Berserk, Stop, Charm, Sleep
Cachusha     20   Undead, Darkness, Silence, Frog, Poison, Steal     35
                  Slow, Don't Move, Don't Act, Death
                  Sentence
Ribbon       10   as Barette -and- Cachusha                Poach      *

* Ribbons can only be poached from a monster that -must- be bred.










ARMOR

Armor (mainly for Knights):

Name             HP+   Add         COST     BY

Maximillian      200   None        Find     DD
Genji            150   None       Steal     47
Reflect Mail     130   Reflect    18000     42
Crystal Mail     110   None       19000     42
Carabini Mail    100   None       13000     35
Platina           90   None        9000     31
Diamond           80   None        6000     25
Gold              70   None        3600     16
Plate Mail        60   None        3000     13
Mythril           50   None        2000     11
Chain Mail        40   None        1300      8
Bronze            30   None         800      6
Linen Cuirass     20   None         600      3
Leather           10   None         200      3

Clothes (usable by most classes):

                              AT/Add
Name              HP+   MP+   (Bonus)                    COST     BY

Rubber Costume    150    30   Cancel Lightning          Poach      *
Black Costume     100    10   None
Earth Clothes      85    --   Absorb/Strengthen Earth   10000     35
Power Sleeve       70    --   Physical +2                7000     29
Judo Outfit        60    --   Physical +1, Cancel Dead   4000     25
Brigandine         50    --   None                       2500     20
Wizard Outfit      42    15   None                       1900     16
Adaman Vest        36    --   None                       1600     13
Mythril Vest       30    --   None                       1500     11
Chain Vest         24    --   None                        900      8
Secret Clothes     20    --   Speed +2, Transparent      Find     DD
Leather Vest       18    --   None                        500      6
Leather Outfit     10    --   None                        300      3
Clothes             5    --   None                        150      1





















Robes (mainly for spellcasters):

                              AT/Add
Name              HP+   MP+   (Bonus)                    COST     BY

Robe of Lords     100    80   Physical +2, Magic +1,     Find     DD
                              Protect, Shell
Light              75    50   None                      30000     42
Black              60    30   Strengthen Fire/Ice/      13000     31
                              Lightning
White              50    34   Half Fire/Ice/Lightning    9000     29
Chameleon          40    28   Cancel Dead, Absorb Holy   5000     25
Wizard             30    22   Magic +2                   4000     16
Silk               20    16   None                       2400      8
Linen              10    10   None                       1200      6


ACCESSORIES

Shoes:

             AT/Add
Name         (Bonus)                 COST     BY

Red          Magic +1, Move +1      10000     33
Sprint       Speed +1                7000     31
Germinas     Move +1, Jump +1        5000     25
Feather      Always Float            2500     23
Rubber       Cancel Don't Move,      1500     16
             Lightning
Spike        Jump +1                 1200     11
Battle       Move +1                 1000      3

Mantles:

             Physical   Magic
Name         A-EV       A-EV    Add             COST     BY

Feather        40%       30%    None           20000     42
Vanish         35%       --     Transparent     Find     44
Dracula        28%       28%    None           15000     31
Elf            25%       25%    None            8000     20
Wizard         18%       18%    Magic +1        2000     16
Leather        15%       15%    None             800     11
Small          10%       10%    None             300      6
















Rings:

             AT/Add
Name         (Bonus)                          COST     BY

Angel        Cancel Dead/Darkness,           20000     35
             Reraise
Magic        Cancel Silence/Berserk           5000     29
Reflect      Reflect                         10000     23
Defense      Cancel Sleep/Death Sentence      5000     16
Cursed       Physical +1, Magic +1, Cancel    Find     DD
             Slow, Always Undead

Armlets:

             AT/Cancel
Name         (Bonus)                                 COST     BY

108 Gems     Undead, Blood Suck, Frog, Poison;      15000     29
             Strengthen Fire/Ice/Lightning/Wind/
             Water/Earth/Holy/Dark
Jade         Petrify, Stop                          10000     25
N-Kai        Confusion, Charm; Half Dark            10000     23
Defense      Don't Move, Don't Act                   7000     16
Diamond      Slow; Physical +1, Magic +1             5000     13

Gauntlets:

                AT/Add
Name            (Bonus)                    COST     BY

Bracer          Physical +3               50000     31
Genji           Physical +2, Magic +2     Steal     47
Magic           Magic +2                  20000     23
Power Wrist     Physical +1                5000     13

Perfumes (female characters only):

               AT/Add
Name           (Bonus)                          COST     BY

Chantage       Always Reraise/Regen            Steal     37
Setiemson      Transparent; Always Haste       Poach      *
Salty Rage     Always Protect/Shell            Poach      *
Cherche        Always Float/Reflect            Poach      *

* These items must be poached, and cannot be gained by any other means.














MISCELLANEOUS

Name                Effect                                  COST     BY

Elixir              Restore all HP and MP.                Trophy     52
X-Potion            Recover 150 HP.                          700     23
Hi-Potion           Recover 70 HP.                           200      6
Potion              Recover 30 HP.                            50      1
Hi-Ether            Recover 50 MP.                           600     29
Ether               Recover 20 MP.                           200     16
Phoenix Down        Revives unconscious characters.          300      1
Remedy              Cancels poison, darkness, silence,       350     16
                    frog, petrify, oil, and sleep.
Antidote            Cancels poison.                           50      1
Echo Screen         Cancels silence.                          50      3
Eye Drop            Cancels darkness.                         50      1
Holy Water          Cancels undead status.                  2000     11
Maiden's Kiss       Cancels frog.                             50      3
Soft                Cancels petrify.                         100      3
Yagyu Darkness      Ninja weapon, one use only, attack      1000     35
                    power 10.
Magic Shuriken      Ninja weapon, one use only, attack       300     25
                    power 7.
Shuriken            Ninja weapon, one use only, attack        50     11
                    power 4.
Fire Ball           Ninja weapon, one use only, as Fire      250     16
                    spell.
Lightning Ball      Ninja weapon, one use only, as Bolt      250     16
                    spell.
Water Ball          Ninja weapon, one use only, as Ice       250     16
                    spell.






























Monsters

Using Monster Weaknesses

     Some (but not all) monsters have weaknesses.  These weaknesses can 
be accessed by moving the cursor over the monster on the battle map, and 
pressing the X button three times (once to open the Status menu; a 
second time to view the monster's powers; and the third time to show the 
monster's special effects).
     Use these weaknesses against monsters whenever possible!  Being 
high level, and having good equipment, is no guarantee of success in a 
fight.  Strategy involves knowing your enemy, and Tactics is all about 
strategy.

Monsters as Allies:  Tips on Breeding

     Once you 'Invite' a monster to join you (this is a Mediator power; 
see the Skills/Powers List section), it will breed new monsters, as long 
as you have a spot open for the new creature!  This is a good way to get 
stronger monsters, without having to use Invite repeatedly.  Since some 
monsters never appear in the game without breeding, you should 
experiment with this throughout the game.
     Monsters breed over time.  To speed up this process (thereby 
getting a preferable monster), find a place where you can move without 
getting into a random fight.  Move back and forth across the World Map, 
occasionally checking in Formation, to breed the monster you want.  This 
can be tedious, but if you choose the monsters you breed wisely, the 
results will certainly be worth it.

Monster List

     This section of the FAQ contains a list of all the monsters in 
Tactics.  Some of these monsters are hard to come by, and may require 
breeding to discover.  The powers of each monster are listed, and 
grouping of the same type of monster are listed in ascending order of 
power.  For example:  Goblins are the weakest version of the breed; the 
next stage of Goblin is Black Goblin, and the final, most powerful stage 
of Goblin is known as Gobbledeguck.  Thus, the listing of these 
creatures would appear in the order:  Goblin, Black Goblin, 
Gobbledeguck.  Make a note of this if you are breeding monsters!
     Unique, 'enemy' monsters will also be listed here, although their 
powers may not be.  Enemy monster powers may be key to specific fights 
in the game; this FAQ, while it provides detailed information for 
Tactics, is not meant to reveal everything about the entire game.  Some 
things are best experienced firsthand.  All descriptions below are taken 
directly from the game help files, and are copyrighted by Squaresoft.















MONSTER        POWER(S)

Red Panther    Scratch:  Attacks enemy with sharp nails.
               Range 1, Vertical 1, Effect 1
               Poison Nail:  Uses power to make enemy sick.
               Range 1, Vertical 2, Effect 1, add Poison
Cuar           Scratch (as above)
               Poison Nail (as above)
               Cat Kick:  Attacks enemy by kicking.
               Range 1, Vertical 2, Effect 1
Vampire        Scratch (as above)
               Poison Nail (as above)
               Blaster:  Attacks enemy by emitting shining energy.
               Range 3, Effect 1, add Petrify and/or Stop
Chocobo        Choco Attack:  Attacks enemy with giant beak.
               Range 1, Vertical 2, Effect 1
               Choco Cure:  Recover HP by flapping wings.
               Range auto, Vertical 2, Effect 2
Black Chocobo  Choco Attack (as above)
               Choco Ball:  Attacks by throwing a hidden ball.
               Range 4, Effect 1
               Choco Esuna:  Heals abnormal status with purifying 
               wings.  Cancels Petrify, Darkness, Silence, Poison,
               Stop, Don't Move, Don't Act
Red chocobo    Choco Attack (as above)
               Choco Ball (as above)
               Choco Meteor:  Attacks enemy with a small meteor.
               Range 5, Effect 1
Goblin         Tackle:  Attacks enemy by tackling.
               Range 1, Vertical 2, Effect 1
               Eye Gouge:  Blinds the enemy by attacking its eyes.
               Range 1, Vertical 2, Effect 1, adds Darkness
Black Goblin   Tackle (as above)
               Turn Punch:  Attacks enemy by punching out in 4
               directions.  Range auto, Vertical 1, Effect 2
Gobbledeguck   Tackle (as above)
               Eye Gouge (as above)
               Goblin Punch:  Attacks enemy by beating them.
               Range 1, Vertical 1, Effect 1
Flotiball      Wing Attack:  Attacks enemy with flapping wings.
               Range 1, Vertical 2, Effect 1
Ahriman        Wing Attack (as above)
               Look of Devil:  Powerful gaze causes abnormal status.
               Range 3, Vertical 1, add Petrify, Darkness, Silence,
               Don't Move, or Don't Act
               Look of Fright:  Powerful gaze discourages you.
               Range 3, Vertical 1
Plague         Wing Attack (as above)
               Look of Devil (as above)
               Death Sentence:  Power perceives enemy's life span and 
               hastens death.  Range 3, Vertical 1, add Death Sentence
Bomb           Bite:  Attacks enemy by biting.
               Range 1, Vertical 2, Effect 1
               Self-Destruct:  Damages enemy by self-destruction.
               Range auto, Vertical 3, Effect 3, add Oil
Grenade        Bite (as above)
               Self-Destruct (as above)
               Small Bomb:  Releases a small bomb.
               Range 1, Vertical 0, Effect 1


MONSTER        POWER(S)

Explosive      Bite (as above)
               Self-Destruct (as above)
               Spark:  Attacks enemy and heals self by throwing flame.
               Range auto, Vertical 1 Effect 3, fire elemental
Behemoth       Stab Up:  Strikes enemy with horns.
               Range 1, Vertical 2, Effect 1
               Sudden Cry:  Attacks enemy with rushing thrust.
               Range 1, Vertical 0, Effect 1, add Dead
King Behemoth  same as Behemoth
Dark Behemoth  same as Behemoth
Skeleton       Knife Hand:  Chops with bony hands.
               Range 1, Vertical 2, Effect 1
               Thunder Soul:  Attacks enemy by releasing thunder 
               spirit.  Range 3, Effect 1, lightning elemental
Bone Snatch    Knife Hand (as above)
               Aqua Soul:  Attacks enemy by releasing water spirit.
               Range 3, Effect 1, water elemental
Living Bone    Knife Hand (as above)
               Ice Soul:  Attacks enemy by releasing ice spirit.
               Range 3, Effect 1, ice elemental
Morbol         Tentacle:  Attacks enemy by swinging filthy tentacle.
               Range 1, Vertical 1, Effect 1
               Lick:  Creates invisible wall out of spit to reflect 
               magic.  Range 1, Vertical 0, Effect 1
Ochu           Tentacle (as above)
               Goo:  Spits fluid over enemy to immobilize them.
               Range 1, Vertical 1, Effect 1, add Don't Move
Great Morbol   Tentacle (as above)
               Bad Bracelet:  Causes abnormal status with bad breath.
               Range auto, Vertical 0, Effect 3, adds Petrify, 
               Darkness, Confusion, Silence, Oil, Frog, Poison, and/or 
               Sleep
Juravis        Scratch Up:  Attacks enemy by jumping and scratching 
               with toe nails.  Range 1, Vertical 2, Effect 1
Steel Hawk     Scratch Up (as above)
               Shine Lover:  Get some shiny gil.
               Range 1, Vertical 1, Effect 1 enemy
Cocatoris      Scratch Up (as above)
               Feather Bomb:  Attacks enemy by dropping feather bomb on
               their head.  Range 2, Effect 1
               Beak:  Petrifies enemy by pecking at them.
               Range 1, Vertical 0, Effect 1, add Petrify
Bull Demon     Shake Off:  Attacks enemy with a pickaxe.
               Range 1, Vertical 2, Effect 1
Minitaurus     Shake Off (as above)
               Wave Around:  Attacks multiple enemies with a pickaxe.
               Range auto, Vertical 1, Effect 2
Sacred         Shake Off (as above)
               Mimic Titan:  Attacks enemy by stomping and sending
               shockwaves.  Range auto, Vertical 1, Effect 3
               Gather Power:  Absorbs energy of the earth, raising 
               physical attack power.  Range auto, Effect 1
Ghoul          Throw Spirit: Attack with the core of mystery.
               Range 3, Effect 1
               Sleep Touch:  Possesses enemy by touch, making them fall
               asleep.  Range 1, Vertical 2, Effect 1, add Sleep



MONSTER        POWER(S)

Gust           Throw Spirit (as above)
               Grease Touch:  Covers enemy in oil, increasing fire 
               damage.  Range 1, Vertical 2, Effect 1, add Oil
Revnant        Throw Spirit (as above)
               Drain Touch:  Possesses enemy by touch, feasting on  
               their life force.  Range 1, Vertical 2, Effect 1
Dragon         Dash:  Damages enemy by tackling.
               Range 1, Vertical 2, Effect 1
Blue Dragon    Dash (as above)
               Ice Bracelet:  Attacks enemy with arctic breath.
               Range 2 (4 directions), Effect 1, ice elemental
Red Dragon     Dash (as above)
               Thunder Bracelet:  Attack enemy with thunder breath.
               Range 2 (4 directions), Effect 1, lightning elemental
Hyudra         Triple Attack:  3 heads attack independently.
               Range 1, Effect 3 panels
Hydra          Triple Attack (as above)
               Triple Flame:  Each of 3 heads attacks by summoning fire 
               spirit.  Range 4, Vertical 0, Effect 2, fire elemental
Tiamat         Triple Attack (as above)
               Triple Thunder:  Each of 3 heads attacks by summoning
               lightning spirit.  Range 4, Vertical 0, Effect 2,
               lightning elemental
               Triple Bracelet:  3 heads attack enemy with various 
               breath weapons. Range 2 (4 directions), Effect 2 (3
               directions)
Pisco Demon    Tentacle:  Attacks enemies by using tentacles as a whip.
               Range 1, Vertical 2, Effect 1
               Black Ink:  Blinds enemy by spitting black ink.
               Range 2 (4 directions), Effect 1, adds Darkness
Squidlarkin    Tentacle (as above)
               Black Ink (as above)
               Odd Soundwave:  Destroys abnormal status by emitting 
               mysterious sonic waves.  Range auto, Vertical 1, Effect 
               3, cancels Float, Reraise, Transparent, Regen, Protect,
               Shell, Haste, Faith, Reflect
Mindflare      Tentacle (as above)
               Black Ink (as above)
               Mind Blast:  Confuses target and destroys its mental
               health.  Range 3, Vertical 1, Effect 2, adds Confusion 
               or Berserk
Woodman        Leaf Dance:  Attacks enemy by dropping razor-sharp 
               leaves.  Range auto, Vertical 0, Effect 2
Trent          Leaf Dance (as above)
               Spirit of Life:  Recover HP with the help of tree 
               spirits.  Range auto, Vertical 0, Effect 2
Taiju          Leaf Dance (as above)
               Protect Spirit:  Raise defense level against physical
               attacks with the help of tree spirits.  Range auto,
               Vertical 0, Effect 2, adds Protect
               Calm Spirit: Raise defense level against magic attacks
               with the help of tree spirits.  Range auto, Vertical 0,
               Effect 2, adds Shell
Uribo          Straight Dash:  Run like hell and tackle the enemy.
               Range 1, Vertical 0, Effect 1
Porky          Straight Dash (as above)
               Pooh-:  Heavy scent causes abnormal status.
               Range 1, Vertical 1, Effect 1, adds Confusion or Sleep

MONSTER        POWER(S)

Wildbow        Straight Dash (as above)
               Nose Bracelet:  Charm enemy with major nose breathing.
               Range 1, Vertical 1, Effect 1 enemy, adds Charm

Apanda         Bio, Bio2, Bio3
Archaic Demon  Lifebreak, Giga Flare, Nanoflare
Ultima Demon   Ultima, Ulmaguest


Beware!  The next area of the FAQ is the 'Secrets' section.  In the 
event that you did not wish to use the secrets contained within this 
FAQ, the next area has been set up to start on a separate page.

If you -do- want to peek at the secrets...read on!













































Secrets

Hidden Areas

     There are several secret areas in Tactics.  Each secret area 
introduces a hidden character (covered later on in this section).  If 
you really want to discover every secret in Tactics, they are made 
available here.  However, this part of the Secret section is devoted 
primarily to explaining how to find the hidden areas.  Maps are provided 
for these areas, where applicable.  Specific statistics for special 
items and characters are in listed elsewhere in this FAQ.

Colliery Underground

     Once you are in Chapter 4, proceed to Goland Coal City and enter 
the Bar.  Once there, read the 'Rumor' section, opening the 'Ghost of 
Colliery' in particular.  Go up to Lesalia; a scene will play out, 
explaining the rumor in more detail, and you will meet Beowulf.  You -
must- accept Beowulf's help to open this secret area (when given the 
options:  1. No, thank you.  2.  Let's go together, choose option 2).  
Go back into Goland when ready (it should now be marked as orange on the 
World Map, instead of blue), and the series of Colliery encounters will 
begin.  Below are the battle maps of Colliery's various levels.


Colliery Underground Third Floor

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    The opponents of this level of Colliery are
|           | |    *| |    5 Chemists, each armed with guns.  The
+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+ +    healing powers of the Chemists have, as well
|        L    |       |    as the long-range attacks, make the Chemists
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    harder to fight than you might expect.
| | | |     | | | | | |    
+ + + +   +-+-+-+-+-+-+    TROPHIES:  Mythril Bow, Mythril Shield
| | | |   | | | | |   |    
+ + + +-+-+-+-+-+-+   +    NOTE:  Normally, items hidden on the battle
| | | |               |           map are marked with an asterisk (*).
+-+-+ +               +           However, on this (and other) battle
| | | |               |           maps, there are areas which (from a 
+ + +-+               +           birds-eye view) can be stepped on at
| | | |               |           multiple heights.  When this occurs
+ + + +-+-+-+-+       +           for a hidden item's location, the
| | |         |       |           following notations are used - 'L'
+ + +         +-+-+-+ +           means that the item is at the lowest
| | |      L  | |*| | |           height; 'H' means that the item is
+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +           hidden at the highest height.
|   | | |             |    
+-+-+-+ +             +    
| | | | |             |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    











Colliery Underground Second Floor

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    This level offers far stronger opponents
| |     | |   | | | |*| |    than the previous level.  A Chemist, armed
+-+-+-+-+-+-+ + + +-+-+ +    with a Blaze Gun, 2 THIEVES, a Behemoth,
| |     | | | | |       |    and a King Behemoth await.  Worse, the
+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    stronger (King) Behemoth is placed very
| | | | |X| |L| | |   | |    close to you at the start of the fight
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+ +    Thieves are best to use in this fight; they
| | |   | | | | | | |   |    can steal the Blaze Gun, and charm enemies.
+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+    
| |     | | | |     |   |    TROPHIES:  Mythril Knife, Mythril Spear
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+   +    
| |     |               |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+       +    
| |     | |     |       |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+     +    
| |     |   | | | |  L  |    
+-+-+-+-+ +-+ +-+ +   +-+    
| |     | | |   | |   | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
| |       | |       | | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+    
|                       |    
+   +-+                 +    
|   |*|                 |    
+   +-+       +-+-+     +    
|             | | |     |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    


Colliery Underground First Floor

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    More dire enemies await you on this level
|   | |   |   | | | | | | |    of Colliery.  2 Chemists, 2 Blue Dragons,
+   + +-+-+   + +-+-+-+ + +    and a Uribo are situated here.
|   | |   |   | | | |   | |    The Blue Dragons are the greatest threat.
+   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    In addition to being able to do massive
|   | |   | | | | |X|     |    damage, the Dragons can heal each other
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ + +-+-+-+-+    with their icy breath!  The next greatest
|   | |   |   | | |     | |    threat is the Chemists, who can heal, and
+   +-+-+ +-+-+-+-+     + +    wield guns.  The Uribo is no threat, but
|   |   | | | |X|  *    | |    since it is rare, you may wish to Invite
+   +-+ + +-+ +-+     +-+-+    it for breeding.
|   |*| | | | |X|     | | |    
+-+-+-+ + + +-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    TROPHIES:  Mythril Sword, Mythril Armor
| | |   | | | |X|   | |   |    
+-+ +-+-+ + + +-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|   |     | | |       |   |    
+-+-+   +-+-+ +     +-+-+ +    
|   |   |*| | |     | | | |    
+-+-+   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    
| |       | | | | |   | | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ + +-+-+ +    
| |*|   |   | | | | |     |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    





Goland Underground

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    In this final area of Colliery,
|   | | | | |X|X|X|X|X|X|X|     |X|X|    you are faced with the daunting
+-+ +-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+     +-+-+    task of rescuing the Holy
| |    *      |X|X|X|X|             |    Dragon from 3 Plagues, 2 Ochu,
+-+-+-+-+-+   +-+-+-+-+       +-+   +    and an Archaic Demon!  Sadly,
| |       |                   |*|   |    the Demon is not the biggest
+-+       +-+             +-+-+ +-+-+    threat - the Plagues are.  If
| |         |             |       | |    they gang up on the Dragon,
+-+ +-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+   +       + +    they can kill it before you
|   |X|X|X| |X|X|*|X|X|   |       | |    can save it!
+   +-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+   +-+ +    
|*  |X|X|X| |X|X|X|X|X| | | |   |   |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    


Nelveska Temple

     Nelveska Temple can be opened simply by going to Zeltennia Castle, 
entering the Bar, choosing the 'Rumor' option, and reading, 'Cursed 
Island, Nelveska'.  However, you cannot -activate- Nelveska Temple 
without triggering the scene, 'Celestial Globe Found!?' in Goug.  To do 
this, you must a) get Beowulf and Reis; b) activate Worker 8; and c) 
enter Goug anytime after the option to have Orlandu join up.  Once this 
scene plays, entering Nelveska Temple activates the fight there.  The 
battle map for this area is provided below.

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    3 Cocatoris, 2 Hyudras, and a Steel Giant (Worker
| | | | | | | | |    7) await you at Nelveska Temple.  These enemies can
+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+    be dangerous; the birds often go first, given their
| |1| | | | |   |    speed, and hit hard or Petrify you.  The Hyudras
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    are slow, but inflict massive damage, as can Worker
| | |     | | | |    7.  The hidden items at this area are all rare, and
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    are marked on the map with numbers (1 is the Sasuke
| | | |2| | | | |    Knife; 2 can be a Nagrarock or Elixir, and is on
+ + +-+ +-+ + +-+    the lower level; 3 is the superior version of the
| | | | | | |   |    Escutcheon; and 4 is the superior Javelin).
+-+-+ +-+ +-+-+-+    If you find this fight to be easy, you might want
| |         | | |    to try Inviting a Hyudra; they breed into even more
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    powerful monsters!  (Sadly, you cannot Invite 
| | |     | | | |    Worker 7; since it seems to be damaged, though,
+-+ +     + +-+-+    maybe that's for the best.)
|   |     |   | |    
+ +-+     +-+ +-+    
| |         |   |    
+ +-+     +-+-+-+    
| |3|     |4| | |    
+-+-+     +-+-+-+    
|           | | |    
+           +-+-+    
|               |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    








Deep Dungeon

     Deep Dungeon is the most detailed secret of Tactics, and is only 
available -after- Murond Holy Place, but must be entered -before- 
Orbonne Monastery (once in Orbonne, you can't get back out).  All you 
have to do is go into Warjilis, and a scene opens up, explaining what 
Deep Dungeon is.
     Many of the secrets of Tactics are confined within Deep Dungeon, so 
if you want a 'complete' file, you must do this area!  You cannot open 
the next level until you find the way onwards, using the 'Move-Find 
Item' power.  Since the way on to the next level can be variable, 
several possible exits are marked on each battle map below.  The enemies 
encountered in Deep Dungeon are random (usually a small group of people; 
a large group of the same monster type; or a mixed group of both people 
and monsters).  Due to this fact, the only non-random fight (on the 
'End' level) is the only battle map which has more than its secret items 
noted.  Also note:  if you find a Phoenix Down instead of a special item 
noted, this is due to the fact that the quality of the item is 
determined by the finder's Brave!  The -lower- your Brave, the -higher- 
your chances of getting the good item you want!

NOGIAS

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    1 = GLACIER GUN
|1|   |         |   |    2 = ELIXIR
+ +-+-+         +-+-+    3 = KIYOMORI
| | |               |    4 = BLAZE GUN
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+     +    
|2|   |   | | |     |    E = POSSIBLE EXIT
+-+ +-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|   |   | | |   | | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+ +   +-+ +    
|   |   | | |   |   |    
+-+ +-+-+ +-+-+ +-+ +    
| |   | |   | |   |3|    
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|     |     |   |E  |    
+-+-+-+   +-+ +-+-+-+    
| | |4    |   |   | |    
+ + +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    
| |E   E  |     |   |    
+ +-+     +-+-+-+ +-+    
|   |         |   | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

















TERMINATE

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    1 = ELIXIR
| | |   |   | | | |    2 = BLOOD SWORD
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+    3 = SAVE THE QUEEN
| | |1| | |     | |    4 = ELIXIR
+ +-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|E| |   | | |   | |    E = POSSIBLE EXIT
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
| |   | | | | | | |    
+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+ +    
| | | | | |  2| | |    
+ +-+ +-+-+-+-+ +-+    
| |     |   |   | |    
+-+ +-+-+-+ +-+-+-+    
| | |     | | | | |    
+ +-+   +-+ +-+-+-+    
| | |   |   |   | |    
+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    
|   | | |     | | |    
+-+-+-+ + +-+-+-+-+    
|     | | |   | | |    
+-+-+ +-+-+ +-+ +-+    
| | |   |   | | | |    
+ + +-+-+-+-+ +-+ +    
| |   |   | |   |E|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    


































DELTA

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    1 = ELIXIR
| | |1|       |X| | |    2 = YOICHI BOW
+ +-+-+-+     +-+-+-+    3 = MACE OF ZEUS
|   |X|X|     |X|X| |    4 = ELIXIR
+ +-+-+-+     +-+-+ +    
| | |X|X|     |X|X| |    E = POSSIBLE EXIT
+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    
|     |X|X|X|X|X|   |    
+   +-+-+-+-+-+-+   +    
|   |   | |X|X|     |    
+ +-+ +-+-+-+-+   +-+    
| | | |X|X|X|X|   |X|    
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
| | | |X| |X| |2| |X|    
+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+    
| | |X|X|   | |E|E  |    
+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+   +    
|X|X|X|X|X|         |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+     +    
|X|3| |X|X|   |     |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+    
|X|X| | |   | |X|X|X|    
+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+    
|X|X|     |X|X|X|X|X|    
+-+-+     +-+-+-+-+-+    
|         |4|X|X|X| |    
+-+-+     +-+-+-+-+-+    
|X| |     | |X|   | |    
+-+-+   +-+-+-+   +-+    
|X|E    |   |     | |    
+-+-+-+ +   +-+-+-+ +    
|X|X|X| |     |X|X| |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    


























VALKYRIES

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    1 = ELIXIR
|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|     |    2 = FAITH ROD
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+     +    3 = FAIRY HARP
|X|X|X|X|X|X|X| |     |    4 = KAISER PLATE
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +   +-+    
|X|X|X| |       |   |X|    E = POSSIBLE EXIT
+-+-+-+ +       +-+-+-+    
|   |1  |       |X|X|X|    If you run into the Great Morbol on this
+ +-+   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    level, poach it!  It can poach as an Elixir!
| |     |X|X|X|X|X|X|X|    
+-+   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
| |   | |X|X|X|X|X|X|X|    
+ +-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
| |         | |X|X|X|X|    
+-+         + +-+-+-+-+    
|X|         |       |X|    
+-+-+-+-+ +-+       +-+    
|X|X|X|X| |         |E|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+   +-+    
|X|X|X|X|X|X|X| |   | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+ +    
|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|    3 4|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+   +-+-+    
|X|X|       |    2|X|X|    
+-+-+       +-+-+-+-+-+    
|X| |       |X|X|X|X|X|    
+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|X|     |X|X|X|X|X|X|X|    
+-+   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|X|   |       |X|X|X|X|    
+-+-+-+       +-+-+-+-+    
|X|X|X|      E|X|X|X|X|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    


























MLAPAN

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    1 = IGA KNIFE
|1|   |   |  2|    2 = ELIXIR
+ + +-+   +   +    3 = EXCALIBUR
| | |     |   |    4 = ELIXIR
+ +-+   +-+   +    
|   |   |     |    E = POSSIBLE EXIT
+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+    
| | |3    |   |    
+ +-+-+   +   +    
|   | |   |   |    
+-+-+ +-+-+-+-+    
| | |     |   |    
+-+ + +-+-+   +    
| | | | |     |    
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|     |E  |   |    
+     +-+-+   +    
|     |   |   |    
+-+-+-+ +-+   +    
|  E|   |E    |    
+   +-+-+ +-+-+    
|         |   |    
+-+-+   +-+   +    
|4  |   |     |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    


TIGER

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    1 = BLAST GUN
|   |     |X|   |    E|    2 = CURSED RING
+   +     +-+ +-+     +    3 = ELIXIR
|   |     |X| |       |    4 = SECRET CLOTHES
+   +-+   +-+ +       +    
|     |   |X| |       |    E = POSSIBLE EXIT
+ +-+-+   +-+-+-+-+   +    
| | |X|   |X|   |X|   |    
+-+ +-+   +-+   +-+-+ +    
|   |X|   |X|   |X| | |    
+   +-+   +-+   +-+ +-+    
|   |X|   |X|   |X|   |    
+-+ +-+   +-+   +-+   +    
| | |X|   |X|   |X|   |    
+ +-+-+ +-+-+   +-+-+ +    
|   |X| | |     |X| | |    
+   +-+ + +-+   +-+ +-+    
|1 2|X| |   |   |X|   |    
+   +-+-+   +   +-+   +    
|3 4|X|     |   |X|   |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    









BRIDGE

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    1 = ELIXIR
|         |       |    2 = SAGE STAFF
+       +-+-+-+   +    3 = KOGA KNIFE
|       |   |X|   |    4 = ELIXIR
+   +-+-+-+ +-+-+-+    
|   |   |E|     |X|    E = POSSIBLE EXIT
+ +-+-+-+-+-+   +-+    
| | |X| |   |     |    
+-+ +-+-+-+-+   +-+    
| |   | |1| |   | |    
+ +-+ + +-+ +-+-+ +    
|   | | | | |X|   |    
+   +-+-+-+-+-+ +-+    
|   |X|E  | |X| | |    
+-+-+-+   +-+-+-+ +    
|   |       |     |    
+   +-+-+-+ +     +    
|   | |   | |E    |    
+   + +-+-+-+ +-+-+    
|   |   | | | |   |    
+ +-+ +-+-+-+-+   +    
| |   |X|2  |X|   |    
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
| |   |     | |   |    
+-+   +   +-+-+-+ +    
| |   |  3| | | | |    
+ +-+ +-+-+ +-+ +-+    
|   | |   | |     |    
+   + +   +-+     +    
|   | |  4  |     |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    




























VOYAGE

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    1 = ELIXIR
|E  |       | |           |    2 = RAGNAROCK
+   +       +-+           +    3 = ROBE OF LORDS
|   |         |           |    4 = PERSEUS BOW
+   +-+       +-+-+       +    
|   |X|       | | |       |    E = POSSIBLE EXIT
+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    
|X|  1| |           | | | |    
+-+   +-+           +-+-+-+    
|X|   |X|               | |    
+-+   +-+-+             +-+    
|X|    2|X|               |    
+-+-+   +-+-+-+-+         +    
|X|X|        3|X|         |    
+-+-+-+-+     +-+-+-+     +    
|X|X|X|X|        4|X|     |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+   +-+   +-+    
|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|   | |   | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ + +   + +    
|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|X| | |   | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+ +    
|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|   |X|   |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+   +-+-+-+    
|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|     | | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+    
|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|   | | | |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+ +-+    
|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|X|   |   |    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    


HORROR

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    1 = VENETIAN SHIELD
|X|   | |       | |X|    2 = GRAND HELMET
+-+ +-+ +   +-+-+ +-+    3 = MAXIMILLIAN
|X| |   |   |       |    4 = ELIXIR
+-+ +   +-+-+-+-+   +    
|X| |       |   |   |    E = POSSIBLE EXIT
+-+ +-+-+ +-+   +   +    
|X|   |X|1|2|   |   |    On this level, you sometimes run into a group
+-+   +-+-+-+-+ +-+-+    of Ninjas (usually accompanied by Samurai).
|     |X|   |X| |   |    You might wish to force the Ninja fight several
+   +-+-+-+-+-+-+   +    times, giving every party member the 'Catch'
|   |   |       |   |    ability.  The items thrown by the Ninjas can be
+ +-+   +-+-+   +-+ +    rare or unique!
| |     |   |   | | |    
+ + +-+-+   +-+-+ +-+    
| | |       |X|X|   |    
+ +-+       +-+-+   +    
|   |       |X|X|   |    
+   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    
|   |X|X|E  |X|X|  3|    
+-+ +-+-+   +-+-+-+-+    
|X|   |      4|X|X|X|    
+-+   +-+-+   +-+-+-+    
|X|E      |   |X|X|X|    
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    

END

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    In this last fight, you encounter
|X|X|X|X|X|     |X|X|X|X|X|    Elidibs, a powerful Summoner who holds
+-+-+-+-+-+     +-+-+-+-+-+    the Serpentarius Stone.  Elidibs is not
|X|X|X|   |       | |X|X|X|    alone, either.  He has 6 Apandas to
+-+-+-+   +-+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+    assist him!  For this fight, it's good to
|X|X|       | |   |   |X|X|    bring a lot of healing, and someone with
+-+-+-+-+   +-+ +-+ +-+-+-+    the Talk skill 'Solution', or a low
|X|     |   |X| |   |   |X|    Faith.  Elidibs -may- cast the unique 
+-+     +-+-+-+-+-+-+   +-+    'Zodiac' power; to learn Zodiac, you must
|X|     |X|X|X|X|X|     |X|    be a Summoner, and survive Zodiac's
+-+-+   +-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+    incredible damage!
|   |   |X|X|X|X|X|X| |   |    It's strongly recommended that you beat
+   +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +   +    Elidibs, then come back later for the
|     |X|X|X|X|X|X|X| |   |    items hidden on this level.  Having too
+ +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +    many goals in the fight - getting Zodiac,
| |     |X|X|X|X|X|     | |    -all- the hidden items, and killing
+-+     +-+-+-+-+-+     +-+    Elidibs is HARD!  (Although this is the
|X|     |X|X|X|X|X|     |X|    Secrets sections...so try 'Stop' on
+-+     +-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+    Elidibs!  It works very nice!)
|X|     |X|X|X|     |   |X|    
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|X|X|X|X|X|1   2|     |X|X|    2 = ELIXIR              4 = CHIRIJIRADEN
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|X|X|X|X|X|     |   |X|X|X|    Note that Byblos is here to assist Ramza
+-+-+-+-+-+     +-+-+-+-+-+    and his allies.  You can't control Byblos
|X|X|X|X|X|3   4|X|X|X|X|X|    in the fight, but several of its powers
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+    are good against Elidibs!


Hidden Characters

     There are, in total, 12 unique characters in the game which may 
join you.  They are (in order of appearance):  Agrias, Boco, Mustadio, 
Malak, Rafa, Beowulf, Reis, Worker 8, Orlandu, Meliadoul, Cloud, and 
Byblos.  Beowulf, Reis, Worker 8, Cloud, and Byblos are the 'hidden' 
special characters in Tactics.  The way of obtaining these characters is 
listed briefly below, along with detailed information on their unique 
powers.  The powers of the 'standard' unique characters are also 
presented below (with the exception of Boco, whose powers are identical 
to a standard chocobo's; refer to the 'Monster List' section).

BEOWULF

     Beowulf first encounters the party during a scene in Lesalia.  To 
activate this scene, read the Rumor 'Ghost of Colliery' in Goland in 
Chapter Four, then leave for Lesalia.  Beowulf offers to come with you 
to hunt a powerful creature, the Holy Dragon.  After completing the 
areas in Colliery and saving the Holy Dragon, Beowulf offers to join up.

Horoscope Sign:  Libra









Beowulf's Powers

     All of Beowulf's powers have a Range of 4, and an effect of 1, 
except where noted.

Blind:  Magic sword blinds enemy with darkness.  MP 6 (Beowulf comes 
with this power)
Aspel:  Magic sword absorbs the enemy's MP.  MP 2 (cost 180 JP)
Drain:  Magic sword absorbs the enemy's HP.  MP 12 (cost 180 JP)
Faith:  Magic sword fills the soul with a huge amount of Faith.  MP 10 
(cost 200 JP)
Innocent:  Magic sword makes the enemy turn from God.  MP 10 (cost 200 
JP)
Zombie:  Magic sword brings bodily death.  MP 14 (cost 150 JP)
Silence:  Magic sword mutes enemy, making it impossible to cast spells.  
MP 16 (cost 90 JP)
Berserk:  Magic sword causes enemy to act wild.  MP 16 (cost 200 JP)
Chicken:  Magic sword strikes fear into the enemy, lowering their Brave 
by 50.  MP 12 (cost 500 JP)
Confuse:  Magic sword makes enemy act irrational.  MP 14 (cost 200 JP)
Despair:  Magic sword neutralizes protective magic on the enemy.  
Cancels Float, Reraise, Transparent, Regen, Protect, Shell, Haste, 
Faith, and Reflect.  MP 20 (cost 300 JP)
Don't Act:  Magic sword prevents enemy from taking action.  MP 14, (cost 
50 JP)
Sleep:  Magic sword disrupts an enemy's heartbeat, forcing them to 
sleep.  MP 20 (cost 170 JP)
Break:  Magic sword turns enemy to stone.  MP 24 (cost 300 JP)
Shock!:  The more damage Beowulf has taken, the more damage is 
inflicted.  Range 8, Effect 1,  MP 20 (cost 600 JP)


REIS (as the Holy Dragon)

     If you follow the directions to obtain Beowulf, Reis, in dragon 
form, will join up with you at the end of Colliery, along with Beowulf.

Holy Dragon:  A holy dragon, transformed from a Lancer.  It defeats 
enemies with its massive attacks and breath.

Horoscope Sign:  Pisces

Reis' Dragon Powers

Fire Bracelet:  Attacks enemy with fiery breath.  Range 2 (4 
directions), Effect 1, fire elemental
Thunder Bracelet:  Attacks enemy with thunder breath.  Range 2 (4 
directions), Effect 1, lightning elemental
Ice Bracelet:  Attacks enemy with arctic breath.  Range 2 (4 
directions), Effect 1, ice elemental

REIS (as a human)

     Reis is actually Beowulf's lover, who was trapped in dragon form.  
In order to undo this curse, and make Reis a human again, you need the 
stone from Nelveska Temple, guarded there by Worker 7.  A scene will 
play out when you leave Nelveska Temple (assuming you kept both Beowulf 
and Reis!), and Reis turns back into a human.

Horoscope Sign:  (same as dragon form)

Reis' 'Human' Powers

     Reis still possesses the powers she wielded as a dragon.  In 
addition, she gains the following:

Dragon Tame:  Charms enemy monster, so they will join your party (adds 
'Invitation').  Range 2, Vertical 2, Effect 1 (cost 300 JP)
Dragon Care:  Restores ally's HP and status through sacrifice.  Range 2, 
Vertical 2, Effect 1 (cost 300 JP)
Dragon PowerUp:  Raises Speed, Brave, and physical/magic attack power 
with dragon energy.  Range 2, Vertical 2, Effect 1 (cost 400 JP)
Dragon LevelUp:  Disrupts time with unusual energy, raising AT so that 
CT occurs faster.  Range 2, Vertical 2, Effect 1 (cost 400 JP)
Holy Bracelet:  Attacks enemy 1-6 time(s) with holy breath.  Range 4, 
Vertical 3, Effect 3, holy elemental (cost 900 JP)


WORKER 8

     Worker 8 is a Steel Giant, a relic of an old, technologically 
advanced civilization.  Entering Goug for the first time in Chapter Four 
will trigger a scene, 'Steel Ball Found!'.  This steel ball is Worker 8, 
who requires a stone to be activated.  The stone required to do this is 
the one given to you by Beowulf, after Reis is rescued from Colliery.  
Once you have this stone, head for Goug, and the scene, 'The Steel Giant 
Starts!', will play.  Worker 8 is treated as a monster in this game, so 
its name can be changed at any Soldier Office.
     One thing you will notice is that Worker 8 has a Faith of 0.  This 
is to keep spells from affecting him.  It is possible to raise Worker 
8's Faith using the Talk Skill 'Preach'; however, Worker 8 stays immune 
to magic.  After obtaining Worker 8, leaving and re-entering Goug 
triggers the scene, 'Celestial Globe Found!', a foreshadowing to find 
Cloud (see hereafter).
     Also, note that Worker 8's powers inflict damage upon it, a 
percentage of the damage the attack inflicts (anywhere from roughly 14-
25%).  Only directly attacking causes the robot no loss of HP.  This 
damage can only be cured by potions or a Monk's 'Punch Art', so be 
careful!

Steel Giant:  A taciturn general operations robot from a lost 
civilization.  Follows commands dutifully.

Horoscope Sign:  random

Worker 8's Powers

Destroy:  Top priority command, which destroys its target.  Range 1, 
Vertical 2, Effect 1
Compress:  Top priority command, which compresses the target (adds 
'Dead').  Range 1, Vertical 2, Effect 1
Dispose:  Team work command, which disposes of any one enemy.  Range 8, 
Effect 1
Crush:  Special work command, which crushes target.  Range 1, Vertical 
0, Effect 1







CLOUD

     For fans of the Final Fantasy series, Cloud is recognizable as the 
hero of FF7.  Because of the vastly different graphics style of Tactics 
from FF7, Cloud's physical appearance, and powers, have been altered 
slightly.
     Cloud is only obtainable after you perform several tasks.  When you 
first enter Zhargidas, and meet Aeris, you must buy a flower from her.  
Next, you must gain Beowulf, Reis, and Worker 8.  The stone used to 
activate the 'Celestial Globe' built by Mustadio's father, Besrodio, 
opens a hole to another world, or a different time, and is obtained from 
Worker 7 at Nelveska Temple.  Once you have this stone, go to Goug.  A 
scene, 'Summon Cloud!', will play out, and Cloud runs away.  Don't worry 
about this; after completing Section #49, head for Zhargidas City.  
Aeris reappears, and is rescued from thugs by Cloud.  You must then save 
Cloud, who will offer to join up with you after the fight.  The battle 
map of this fight is provided after the list of Cloud's unique powers.

     Note that when you get Cloud, he is only level 1!  It may take some 
time to bring him up to the same level as your other characters.

Horoscope Sign:  Aquarius

Cloud's Powers

Braver:  Limit skill that blows enemy away.  Range 2, Effect 1, SP 34 
(Cloud comes with this power)
Cross-slash:  Limit skill slashes enemy 4 times.  Range 2, Vertical 0, 
Effect 2 SP 25 (cost 200 JP)
Blade Beam:  Limit skill inflicts damage in proportion to Cloud's 
wounds.  Range 2, Effect 1, SP 20 (cost 250 JP)
Climhazzard:  Limit skill inflicts damage in proportion to how hurt the 
victim is.  Range 2, Effect 1, SP 15 (cost 450 JP)
Meteorain:  Limit skill causes a meteor to fall on the enemy.  Range 3, 
Vertical 0, Effect 3, SP 10 (cost 560 JP)
Finish Touch:  Limit skill causes abnormal status (adds Dead, Petrify, 
and/or Stop).  Range 3, Vertical 0, Effect 2 (cost 670 JP)
Omnislash:  An ultimate Limit skill.  Range 3, Vertical 0, Effect 3 
(cost 900 JP)
Cherry Blossom:  The most powerful Limit skill.  Range 3, Vertical 0, 
Effect 3, SP 5 (cost 1200 JP)




















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| | | |     | | | | |    battle map.  The enemies rarely go for Cloud,
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BYBLOS (the demon)

     'Byblos' is actually the name of the demon's race.  When you 
encounter Byblos, it will have a random name and horoscope sign.  You 
can later change its name at a Soldier Office, like any Invited 
creature.
     Byblos is at the bottom of Deep Dungeon, and assists you against 
Elidibs.  After you successfully defeat Elidibs, Byblos will offer to 
join up.
     In addition to its monster powers, Byblos has several nice extra 
abilities.  It can poach any monster it kills (as 'Secret Hunt'), and 
can 'Ignore Height' as though equipped with the Lancer power.

Byblos:  A monster with sharp nails and huge horns.  It stands on two 
legs, balancing on its long, slender tail.

Horoscope Sign:  random


Byblos Powers

Energy:  Ally recovers HP, but Byblos loses half the HP of what the ally 
is healed for.  Range 4, Effect 1
Parasite:  Negative power causes abnormal status (adds Petrify, 
Darkness, Confusion, Silence, Oil, Frog, Poison, and/or Sleep).  Range 
4, Effect 1
Shock:  The enemy takes the same damage as Byblos has currently 
suffered.  Range 5, Vertial 3, Effect 1
Difference:    The enemy suffers damage equal to its MP.  Range 5, 
Vertical 3, Effect 1


AGRIAS

Horoscope Sign:  Cancer

Agrias' Powers

     All of Agrias' powers bear the same description: 'Damage is 
inflicted with holy sword spirit.'.

Stasis Sword:  Range 2, Vertical 0, Effect 2, holy elemental, adds 
'Stop' (Agrias comes with this power)
Stasis Sword phrase:  Life is short...bury!  Steady sword!
Split Punch:  Range 3, Vertical 2, Effect 1, adds 'Death Sentence' (cost 
400 JP)
Split Punch phrase:  The devil's spirit of restlessness...Split Punch!
Crush Punch:  Range 3, Vertical 1, Effect 1, adds 'Dead' (cost 500 JP)
Crush Punch phrase:  The doom of a planet...Crush Punch!
Lightning Stab:  Range 3, Vertical 1, Effect 2, adds 'Silence' (cost 700 
JP)
Lightning Stab phrase:  Absorb power in the sky and strike!  Lightning 
Stab!
Holy Explosion:  Range 4 directions, Vertical 2, Effect 5, adds 
'Confusion' (cost 800 JP)
Holy Explosion phrase:  Heaven's wish to destroy all minds...Holy 
Explosion!


MUSTADIO

Horoscope Sign:  Libra

Mustadio's Powers

Leg Aim:  Damages enemy's legs, making it impossible for them to move.  
Range depends on weapon, Effect 0, adds 'Don't Move' (cost 200 JP)
Arm Aim:  Damage's enemy's arms, making it impossible for them to act.  
Range depends on weapon, Effect 0, adds 'Don't Act' (cost 300 JP)
Seal Evil:  Petrifies the undead.  Range depends on weapon, Effect 0, 
adds 'Petrify' (only to undead) (cost 300 JP)









MALAK

Horoscope Sign:  Gemini

Malak's Powers

     All of Malak's powers have the same description:  'Spell attacks 
with philosophy.  Randomly attacks 1-6 times within the area of 
effect.'.  The powers also have the same Range (4), Vertical (3), and 
Effect (2).

Heaven Bolt Back:  SP 34, lightning elemental (cost 100 JP)
Heaven Bolt Back phrase:  Deadly rumbles, strike from the sky!  Heaven 
Bolt Back!
Asura Back:  SP 25, fire elemental (cost 200 JP)
Asura Back phrase:  Flames, gather and destroy!  Asura Back!
Diamond Sword Back:  SP 20, wind elemental (cost 300 JP)
Diamond Sword Back phrase:  Clear with a mighty breeze!  Diamond Sword 
Back!
Dragon Pit Back:  SP 17, water elemental (cost 400 JP)
Dragon Pit Back phrase:  Cut open the water-filled sky and pour!  Dragon 
Pit Back!
Space Storage Back:  SP 20, adds Darkness, Confusion, Silence, Frog, 
Poison, Slow, and/or Sleep (cost 500 JP)
Space Storage Back phrase:  All becomes illusion after the evening-bell!  
Space Storage Back!
Sky Demon Back:  SP 15, earth elemental (cost 600 JP)
Sky Demon Back phrase:  Underground souls, rumble!  Quake!  Sky Demon 
Back!


RAFA

Horoscope Sign:  Pisces

Rafa's Powers

     Rafa's powers have the same effects, description, phrase, and cost 
as Malak's powers (although 'Heaven Bolt Back' is named 'Heaven 
Thunder'; all of the other powers are the same, with the word 'Back' 
dropped from the power's name).


ORLANDU

Horoscope Sign:  Scorpio

Orlandu's Powers

     Orlandu possesses all the powers of Agrias, Meliadoul, and 
Gafgarion put together!  Since Gafgarion is the only one of those three 
who does not join you (hence he is omitted from this section of the 
FAQ), Orlandu's identical powers are listed below.

Dark Sword:  Absorbs MP with the power of darkness.  Range 3, Effect 1 
(cost 500 JP)
Dark Sword phrase:  Dead or alive...slash magic power!  Dark Sword!
Night Sword:  Absorbs HP with the power of darkness.  Range 3, Effect 1 
(cost 100 JP)
Night Sword phrase:  Master of all swords, cut energy!  Night Sword!

MELIADOUL

Horoscope Sign:  Capricorn

Meliadoul's Powers

     All of Meliadoul's powers have a Range of 3, and an Effect of 1.

Shellbust Stab:  Destroys the target's equipped armor. (cost 200 JP)
Shellbust Stab phrase:  Armor won't help the heart stay 
sharp...Shellbust Stab!
Blastar Punch:  Destroys the target's equipped helmet. (cost 500 JP)
Blastar Punch phrase:  Curses from all directions!  Blastar Punch!
Hellcry Punch:  Destroys the target's equipped weapon. (cost 500 JP)
Hellcry Punch phrase:  Demolish weapons with fury!  Hellcry Punch!
Icewolf Bite:  Destroys the target's equipped accessory. (cost 800 JP)
Icewolf Bite phrase:  Disaster cries out to smash all...Icewolf Bite!


Hidden Items

     Hidden items refer to items that you cannot find by traveling 
through the game without a) entering a hidden area, b) using Move-Find 
Item, c) using Steal, or d) poaching with Secret Hunt.  Using these 
categories to sort the hidden items, the method of obtaining said items 
is listed below.  The statistics of these items can be found in the 
Items List section of the FAQ.  If an item can be obtained through 
multiple means, then it is listed multiple times - for example, a Blood 
Sword cannot be bought, but it can be stolen, or poached.  Hence, Blood 
Sword is listed under both Stolen Items and Poached Items, since it can 
be obtained either way (but not through other, 'conventional', means).

* Hidden Area Items

     The following list of items is obtainable in hidden areas, under 
the appropriate heading.

Colliery Underground:  The only unique item within Colliery Underground 
is actually carried by Beowulf, namely the 'Aquarius' stone.  There is 
also a Blaze Gun to steal from the Chemist on the second floor, but 
these guns are obtainable through several other means.


Nelveska Temple:  Javelin (the strong one, with an Attack Power of 30), 
Escutcheon (again, the strong version, with the 75% Physical S-EV and 
50% Magic S-EV), Sasuke Knife, and Nagrarock.  Also, the 'Cancer' stone 
may be obtained from Worker 7.

Deep Dungeon:  Glacier Gun, Elixirs, Blaze Gun, Blood Sword, Yoichi Bow, 
Mace of Zeus, Faith Rod, Fairy Harp, Kaiser Plate, Iga Knife, Blast Gun, 
Cursed Ring, Secret Clothes, Sage Staff, Koga Knife, Ragnarock, Robe of 
Lords, Perseus Bow, Venetian Shield, Grand Helmet, Maximillian, Chaos 
Blade, Chirijiraden.








     In addition, a 'Save the Queen' and 'Excalibur' are in Deep Dungeon 
(but not as unique, as Meliadoul and Orlandu join with these items).  
Items may also be caught from ninjas in a random fight on the 'Horror' 
level, but this is entirely up to chance (such as:  Scorpion Tail, Whale 
Whisker, Dragon Whisker, Javelin - the same as the one at Nelveska, 
Nagrarock - same as from Nelveska, and Materia Blade).  Finally, the 
'Serpentarius' stone is obtainable from Elidibs.


* Move-Find Item Items

     The following list of items can be found using 'Move-Find Item'; 
included in brackets after the item is the name of where the item can be 
found (refer to the appropriate map to discover which square to step 
upon):  all the unique items listed under 'Deep Dungeon' above require 
'Move-Find Item', as well as the Vanish Mantle in the centre of the 
battle map for section #40, Germinas Peak.


* Stolen Items

     The following items can be obtained by using 'Steal'; after each 
item, in brackets, is a listing of whom the items can be stolen from, as 
well as the section number in which to steal the item.

Blood Sword (Gafgarion, #21)
Barette (Celia, #35)
Cachusha (Lede, #35)
Blaze Gun (Chemist on 2nd Floor of Colliery)
Defender (Meliadoul, #35)
Chantage (Meliadoul, #35)
Blaze Gun (Balk, #40)
Masamune (Elmdor, #47)
Genji Shield (Elmdor, #47)
Genji Helmet (Elmdor, #47)
Genji Armor (Elmdor, #47)
Genji Gauntlet (Elmdor, #47)
Defender (Dycedarg, #49)
Dragon Rod (Summoner, in #50)
Dragon Rod (Kletian, #51)
Yoichi Bow (Archer in #53)
Save the Queen (Rofel, #54)
Mace of Zeus (Kletian, #55)
Glacier Gun (Chemist in #56)
Blast Gun (Balk, #56)


* Poached Items

     The following special items can be obtained through poaching (note 
that the monster to poach is -not- included; for this extra information, 
please refer to the mini FAQ, 'Final Fantasy Tactics Poaching List', 
written by Matt Hobbs, also available on GameFAQs - rather than 
duplicate his excellent research, better to see it for yourself):

Blood Sword, Cachusha, Chantage, Cherche, Defender, Dragon Rod, Dragon 
Whisker, FS Bag, Holy Lance, Ivory Rod, Madlemgen, Nagrarock, Ribbon, 
Rubber Costume, Salty Rage, Scorpion Tail, Setiemson, Stone Gun, Ultimus 
Bow, Whale Whisker, Zorlin Shape


The powers of these items can be found in the 'Items' section of the 
FAQ.

Hidden Powers

     There are a few powers in the game which are secret, and cannot be 
obtained without knowing the proper procedure (or blind luck).

     ULTIMA is a power unique to Ramza, only obtainable if it is cast 
upon him, and he survives the spell.  This spell can -only- be cast by 
the assassins Celia and Lede (Elmdor's assistants), or an Ultima Demon.  
To gain this power, Ramza must -also- be set as the Squire class.  
Therefore, you want to gain this power in one of the following places:  
Rooftop of Riovanes Castle; At the gate of Limberry Castle; Inside 
Limberry Castle;  Chapel of St. Murond Temple; or in the final fight of 
the game, in Murond Death City.
     This power is not as powerful as you might suspect.  It spreads out 
like most basic Wizard spells, hitting the square it is focused on, as 
well s the four adjaceny squares.  The damage done is moderate, usually 
ranging from 100-130 HP damage.

Ultima:  Magic damages with absolute Energy.  Range 4, Vertical 1, 
Effect 2, MP 10, SP 20

     ZODIAC is the other secret 'character' power of the game.  It is 
the most potent summoner spell, and the most expensive to use.  Anyone 
who is a Summoner can learn Zodiac - like Ultima, the character must be 
set as a Summoner to learn the power.  However, anyone in the game can 
obtain this power!
     The 'boss' monster of Deep Dungeon, Elidibs, must cast Zodiac on 
the Summoner, -and- the Summoner must survive the spell.  Since Zodiac 
does massive damage, you would be well advised to drop your Faith to 30 
or less to survive the spell.  This can be done quickly by using the 
Mediator Talk Skill 'Solution' twice on almost any charcter.  Only one 
person can learn Zodiac during the fight with Elidibs.  However, once 
the fight is done, if you can a) find an enemy Summoner in a random 
fight; b) lower the enemy Summoner's Faith to less than 30; c) cast 
Zodiac on the Summoner without killing them; and d) get the sumoner to 
cast the spell back at you, then multiple characters can gain this 
power.

Zodiac:  Summon monster focuses star light energy, and unleashes it in a 
blazing beam of destruction.  Range 4, Vertical 3, Effect 4, MP 99, SP 
10

     Every monster in the game also has a 'hidden' power.  This power is 
revealed when the monster is standing in a square directly beside an 
ally with the Squire skill 'Monster Skill' equipped.  Monster Skill has 
a Vertical of 0, so make sure there is no height difference!  Similarly, 
the ally must be still 'in the fight' - they can be affected by Stop, 
but not unconscious or Petrified - for the hidden power to be 
accessible.
     Below is a listing of every hidden power available to the monsters 
of Tactics.  It is possible that monsters which you can't breed have 
hidden powers.  If such is the case, however, it is impossible to prove.






MONSTER        HIDDEN POWER

Red Panther    Cat Kick (same as standard power for Cuar)
Cuar           Blaster (same as standard power for Vampire)
Vampire        Blood Suck:  Recover HP by sucking enemy's blood.
               Range 1, Vertical 0, Effect 1, Add Blood Suck
Chocobo        Choco Esuna (same as standard power for Black Chocobo)
Black Chocobo  Choco Meteor (same as standard power for Red Chocobo)
Red chocobo    Choco Cure (same as standard power for Chocobo)
Goblin         Goblin Punch (same as standard power for Gobbledeguck)
Black Goblin   Goblin Punch (same as standard power for Gobbledeguck)
Gobbledeguck   Mutilate:  Steals enemy's HP by sucking their blood.
               Range 1, Vertical 0, Effect 1
Flotiball      Look of Fright (same as standard power for Ahriman)
Ahriman        Death Sentence (same as standard power for Plague)
Plague         Circle:  Powerful gauge nullifies your magic, lowering
               your magic attack.  Range 4, Effect 1
Bomb           Small Bomb (same as standard power for Grenade)
Grenade        Flame Attack:  Attacks enemy with flame.  Range 3, 
               Effect 1, fire elemental
Explosive      Small Bomb (same as standard power for Grenade)
Behemoth       Giga Flare:  Attack enemies by pouring a high-stream 
               energy over them.  Range 4, Vertical 0, Effect 3
King Behemoth  Hurricane:  Damage all enemies with a tornado.  Range 4,
               Vertical 2, Effect 3, wind elemental
Dark Behemoth  Ulmaguest:  Damage enemies with time-space mechanism 
               created by the stars.  Range 4, Vertical 1, Effect 3
Skeleton       Aqua Soul (same as standard power for Bone Snatch)
Bone Snatch    Ice Soul (same as standard power for Living Bone)
Living Bone    Wind Soul:  Attack enemy by releasing wind spirit. 
               Range 3, Effect 1, wind elemental
Morbol         Bad Bracelet (same as standard power for Great Morbol)
Ochu           Lick (same as standard power for Morbol)
Great Morbol   Morbol Virus:  Infects enemy with morbol germ, making
               them a morbol.  Range 1, Vertical 0, Effect 1
Juravis        Feather Bomb (same as standard power for Cocatoris)
Steel Hawk     Beak (same as standard power for Cocatoris)
Cocatoris      Beaking:  Uses the special technique to lower physical 
               attack power.  Range 1, Effect 1
Bull Demon     Gather Power (same as standard power for Sacred)
Minitaurus     Blow Fire:  Attacks enemy by exhaling fire.  Range 2 (4 
               directions), Effect 1, fire elemental
Sacred         Blow Fire (same as new power for Minitaurus, see above)
Ghoul          Grease Touch (same as standard power for Gust)
Gust           Drain Touch (same as standard power for Revnant)
Revnant        Zombie Touch:  Possesses enemy by touch, making them 
               undead.  Range 1, Vertical 2, Effect 1, add Undead
Dragon         Tail Swing:  Attack enemies with bushy tail.  Range 1, 
               Vertical 2, Effect 1
Blue Dragon    Thunder Bracelet (same as standard power for Red Dragon)
Red Dragon     Fire Bracelet:  Attacks enemy with fire breath.  Range 2 
               (4 directions), Effect 1, fire elemental
Hyudra         Triple Bracelet (same as standard power for Tiamat)
Hydra          Triple Thunder (same as standard power for Tiamat)
Tiamat         Dark Whisper:  Each of 3 heads attack by summoning 
               spirit of drakness.  Range 4, Vertical 0, Effect 2, 
               darkness elemental, add Dead
Pisco Demon    Odd Soundwave (same as standard power for Squidlarkin)
Squidlarkin    Mind Blast (same as standard power for Mindflare)


MONSTER        HIDDEN POWER

Mindflare      Level Blast:  Steals part of one's soul, decreasing 
               victim by 1 level.  Range 4, Effect 1
Woodman        Protect Spirit (same as standard power for Taiju)
Trent          Calm Spirit (same as standard power for Taiju)
Taiju          Magic Spirit:  Recover MP with help of tree spirit.  
               Range auto, Vertical 0, Effect 2
Uribo          Oink:  Raise dead unit with incredible cry to full 
               health.  Range 1, Vertical 1, Effect 1, cancel Dead
Porky          Nose Bracelet (same as standard power for Wildbow)
Wildbow        Please Eat:  The ultimate altruistic act.  Range 1,
               Vertical 1, Effect 1, adds +1 level (and Wildbow leaves
               a crystal behind, as this power kills it)




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     This is only my second FAQ written for publication.  The first 
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Resident Evil.  Any comments or criticisms are welcomed.  If there are 
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keep the credits for this intact!  My dear fiancee Stephanie helped me 
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most understanding and patient.  My good friend Chris Routheaux (who 
also helped me with my first FAQ) aided me with the sorting of the 
various power phrases, and other miscellaneous chores, which this FAQ 
would be sadly lacking without.  Finally, I've put a lot of work into 
this.  If anyone wants to use something I've written, I don't mind, but 
I think I've earned the credit for the work (both the good and bad 
parts).