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            Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth Hero's Set Equipment FAQ
                                 (Version 1.2)
              For Playstation (tm), Playstation2 (tm) compatible
                          By: GFW (Gandhi Ferdinand)
                            Created: June 18, 2002
                          Last Updated: July 1, 2002
                      My e-mail: a_nice_guy_@hotmail.com

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  The latest version of this FAQ can be found at GameFAQs (www.gamefaqs.com)


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This FAQ is for personal use only. DON'T STEAL MY WORK!! DON'T USE this FAQ
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                                  CONTENTS
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i.   E-mail Policy
ii.  Revision History
I.   What Is Hero's Set Equipment?
II.  How to Get Hero's Set Equipment
III. The Effects of Equipping Hero's Set Equipment
     A. Appearance Change
     B. Stats Boost
        B.1. How Deity Affects the Stats Boost
        B.2. How Level Affects the Stats Boost
     C. Special Effects
IV.  Miscellaneous
V.   Credits


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i. E-MAIL POLICY
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Put the subject "Hoshigami" in your mail. I only welcome mails which
contain:
1) Question, which hasn't been covered in this FAQ, or
2) Correction, contribution or suggestion to this FAQ.

Other than that, I won't respond to your mail.


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ii. REVISION HISTORY
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Version 1.0 - June 18, 2002.
- Finished. I will only update if there's a mistake, suggestion, or
  something I forgot to add.

Version 1.1 - June 20, 2002.
- Fixed some bad layouts.

Version 1.2 - July 1, 2002.
- Tiny update: Corrected a "big" mistake / typo at Section II point 4)
  which may confuse you.
  Before corrected: "On your second time visiting Floor 35..."
  After corrected: "On your second time visiting Floor 65..."


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I. WHAT IS HERO'S SET EQUIPMENT?
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It's a set of "special" equipment for your mercenaries (yes, only for
mercenaries, not for special characters like Fazz, Elena, Romleth etc). If
you're a perfectionist, or if you want to get everything in the game, you
probably won't want to miss this too. Hero's Set Equipment consists of
HERO'S WING (Weapon / Boomerang), HERO'S SUIT (Armor / Robe) and HERO'S SOUL
(Accessory). Each item has poor stats, so it's useless if you equip just one
or two of them. Here are the stats of Hero's Set Equipment:

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HERO'S WING
Attack  1     CF At  0     Hit    46     Weight  60
Defend  0     CF Df  0     Evade   0     Cost    34
Effect: Exp + 50%
Description: Hero's Set Item No. 1. Collect them all!
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HERO'S SUIT
Attack  1     CF At  1     Hit     1     Weight  10
Defend  1     CF Df  1     Evade   1     Cost     0
Effect: Dev + 50%
Description: Hero's Set Item No. 2. Collect them all!
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HERO'S SOUL
Attack  1     CF At  1     Hit     1     Weight   1
Defend  1     CF Df  1     Evade   1     Cost     0
Effect: Charm 25%
Description: Hero's Set Item No. 3. Collect them all!
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The stats are poor, aren't they? But, if you equip the full set, your
character will "change". Also, the stats change will be totally different
from what is stated above. However, as I said before, Hero's Set Equipment
is only for mercenaries. If you equip them to special character (example:
Fazz), nothing will change, and you will only get very poor stats. Section
III of this FAQ will explain all the changes / effects of equipping the
Hero's Set Equipment to your mercenaries. But, before that, I'll explain
how to get them first at Section II.


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II. HOW TO GET HERO'S SET EQUIPMENT
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Here's the step-by-step procedure on how to get Hero's Set Equipment:
1) Have Tower of Vugtis appear at the world map.
   Well, I won't explain how to make Tower of Vugtis appear at world map.
   You can take a look at Boko's FAQ at GameFAQs. It's already explained
   there.
2) Climb / keep playing until you reach Floor 35. There's an enemy that has
   the HERO'S WING. You can do an attack session to get it. You can use
   Vugtis' Arm Break 25% and Acc Break 25% to make sure that you'll get the
   HERO'S WING.
3) Continue climbing / playing until you reach Floor 65. There's an enemy
   that has the HERO'S SUIT. You can do an attack session to get it. You
   can use Vugtis' Weapon Break 25% and Acc Break 25% to make sure that
   you'll get it.
4) Now, get out from the tower. You may save your game first. After that,
   re-enter the Tower of Vugtis Floor 65. On your second time visiting
   Floor 65, you will meet an enemy called "Heddrich". He has the Hero's
   Set Equipment (HERO'S WING, HERO'S SUIT and HERO'S SOUL). Here are his
   stats (may vary a bit each time you visit Floor 65):

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   |  HEDDRICH, Lv 80, Dev 16 Elvilla                   |
   |  HP 6588                                           |
   |  Attack  854    CF At  890    Weight         60    |
   |  Defend  773    CF Df  890    Movement Cost   5    |
   |  Hit     810    Evade  845                         |
   |  Equipment: HERO'S WING, HERO'S SUIT, HERO'S SOUL  |
   ------------------------------------------------------

   He has high level and high stats due to Hero's Set Equipment effect, so
   your characters should be at level 80 or above. I recommend that you
   should be at level 90+ to make the battle easier.
   Actually you can get all the 3 Hero's Set Items from Heddrich, but since
   his stats are high, I recommend you to get the HERO'S WING and HERO'S
   SUIT at Floor 35 and 65 (the first time).

   The Hero's Set Equipment has "Guard" effect if equipped (Weapon Guard,
   Armor Guard and Accessory Guard), so this time you can't use Vugtis'
   Break ability. Just perform an attack session and pray that you will get
   the HERO'S SOUL. You may need to battle him several times to get the
   HERO'S SOUL if you're unlucky. Also, try hitting him from back. Why?
   Because he has very high evade, so it's hard to hit him from the front
   or side. Equip Physical Hit + 20% or Physical Hit + 30% ability if any.


CONGRATULATIONS! You've got all 3 items of Hero's Set Equipment.

Now you can equip them to your mercenary. After equipping all of them, a
message will appear: "Proceed to unleash the power of the Hero's Set?"
Choose Yes, now your mercenary will "change". Now I'll explain the effect /
the "changes".

NOTE: Sometimes, there's a problem: the mercenary won't "change" after you
      equip all the 3 items (the message "Proceed to unleash the power of
      the Hero's Set?" won't appear). In that case, just un-equip the 3
      items, and then equip them again. That should solve the problem.


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III. THE EFFECTS OF HERO'S SET EQUIPMENT
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A. Appearance Change
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Your mercenary's looks will change into a "rocky" hero dressed in white.

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B. Stats Boost
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Stats boost depends on the character's deity and level. You can see the
stats boost below. I used these mercenaries: Elera (LV 99, in all deities),
Chester (LV 60, AMU), and Kirk (LV 30, AMU) as example.
(NOTE: your character's stats may be different, I just used mine as example;
the same goes to the stats boost, it may vary a bit from what I stated
below)

B.1. How Deity Affects the Stats Boost
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Different Deities give different stats boost when you equip the Hero's Set
Equipment. I used Elera, my level 99 mercenary in all different deities as
example. Here are the stats boost differences for each deity:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Elera LV 99 HP 9999   | Unequipped |    Equipped with     | Stat Boost |
| Deity: AMU            |            | Hero's Set Equipment |            |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Attack                |    382     |         937          |   + 555    |
| Defend                |    351     |         860          |   + 509    |
| Hit                   |    332     |         650          |   + 318    |
| CF At                 |    330     |         585          |   + 255    |
| CF Df                 |    400     |         686          |   + 286    |
| Evade                 |    392     |         855          |   + 463    |
| Weight                |      0     |          60          |   +  60    |
| Movement Cost         |      5     |           5          |   +   0    |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Elera LV 99 HP 9999   | Unequipped |    Equipped with     | Stat Boost |
| Deity: EMA            |            | Hero's Set Equipment |            |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Attack                |    254     |         625          |   + 371    |
| Defend                |    255     |         626          |   + 371    |
| Hit                   |    332     |         650          |   + 318    |
| CF At                 |    496     |         877          |   + 381    |
| CF Df                 |    533     |         914          |   + 381    |
| Evade                 |    392     |         855          |   + 463    |
| Weight                |      0     |          60          |   +  60    |
| Movement Cost         |      5     |           5          |   +   0    |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Elera LV 99 HP 9999   | Unequipped |    Equipped with     | Stat Boost |
| Deity: SONOVA         |            | Hero's Set Equipment |            |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Attack                |    382     |         937          |   + 555    |
| Defend                |    383     |         938          |   + 555    |
| Hit                   |    332     |         650          |   + 318    |
| CF At                 |    330     |         585          |   + 255    |
| CF Df                 |    355     |         610          |   + 255    |
| Evade                 |    392     |         855          |   + 463    |
| Weight                |      0     |          60          |   +  60    |
| Movement Cost         |      5     |           5          |   +   0    |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Elera LV 99 HP 9999   | Unequipped |    Equipped with     | Stat Boost |
| Deity: ZENETH         |            | Hero's Set Equipment |            |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Attack                |    286     |         703          |   + 417    |
| Defend                |    287     |         704          |   + 417    |
| Hit                   |    332     |         650          |   + 318    |
| CF At                 |    454     |         804          |   + 350    |
| CF Df                 |    488     |         838          |   + 350    |
| Evade                 |    392     |         855          |   + 463    |
| Weight                |      0     |          60          |   +  60    |
| Movement Cost         |      5     |           5          |   +   0    |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Elera LV 99 HP 9999   | Unequipped |    Equipped with     | Stat Boost |
| Deity: GOTE           |            | Hero's Set Equipment |            |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Attack                |    286     |         703          |   + 417    |
| Defend                |    319     |         782          |   + 463    |
| Hit                   |    398     |         780          |   + 382    |
| CF At                 |    372     |         658          |   + 286    |
| CF Df                 |    444     |         762          |   + 318    |
| Evade                 |    392     |         855          |   + 463    |
| Weight                |      0     |          60          |   +  60    |
| Movement Cost         |      5     |           5          |   +   0    |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Elera LV 99 HP 9999   | Unequipped |    Equipped with     | Stat Boost |
| Deity: KASHIS         |            | Hero's Set Equipment |            |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Attack                |    318     |         781          |   + 463    |
| Defend                |    287     |         704          |   + 417    |
| Hit                   |    332     |         650          |   + 318    |
| CF At                 |    413     |         731          |   + 318    |
| CF Df                 |    400     |         686          |   + 286    |
| Evade                 |    470     |         999*)        |   + 529*)  |
| Weight                |      0     |          60          |   +  60    |
| Movement Cost         |      5     |           5          |   +   0    |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
*) It may be more than 999, but the stat just can't exceed 999, so the stat
   boost can actually be more than + 529.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Elera LV 99 HP 9999   | Unequipped |    Equipped with     | Stat Boost |
| Deity: VUGTIS         |            | Hero's Set Equipment |            |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Attack                |    382     |         937          |   + 555    |
| Defend                |    383     |         938          |   + 555    |
| Hit                   |    332     |         650          |   + 318    |
| CF At                 |    413     |         731          |   + 318    |
| CF Df                 |    444     |         762          |   + 318    |
| Evade                 |    392     |         855          |   + 463    |
| Weight                |      0     |          60          |   +  60    |
| Movement Cost         |      5     |           5          |   +   0    |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Elera LV 99 HP 9999   | Unequipped |    Equipped with     | Stat Boost |
| Deity: ELVILLA        |            | Hero's Set Equipment |            |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Attack                |    318     |         781          |   + 463    |
| Defend                |    319     |         782          |   + 463    |
| Hit                   |    365     |         715          |   + 350    |
| CF At                 |    454     |         804          |   + 350    |
| CF Df                 |    488     |         838          |   + 350    |
| Evade                 |    431     |         941          |   + 510    |
| Weight                |      0     |          60          |   +  60    |
| Movement Cost         |      5     |           5          |   +   0    |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
| CONCLUSION: Hero's Set Equipment gives great boost to all stats, but   |
|             depending on what your Deity is, certain stats will be     |
|             boosted more.                                              |
|             Example: Amu = more Attack and Defense boost;              |
|                      Ema = more CF At and CF Df boost; etc.            |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

B.2. How Level Affects the Stats Boost
--------------------------------------

Different Levels also give different stats boost when you equip the Hero's
Set Equipment. I used these mercenaries: Elera (LV 99, Amu), Chester (LV 60,
Amu), and Kirk (LV 30, Amu) as example. Here are the stats boost differences
for each different level:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Elera LV 99 HP 9999   | Unequipped |    Equipped with     | Stat Boost |
| Deity: AMU            |            | Hero's Set Equipment |            |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Attack                |    382     |         937          |   + 555    |
| Defend                |    351     |         860          |   + 509    |
| Hit                   |    332     |         650          |   + 318    |
| CF At                 |    330     |         585          |   + 255    |
| CF Df                 |    400     |         686          |   + 286    |
| Evade                 |    392     |         855          |   + 463    |
| Weight                |      0     |          60          |   +  60    |
| Movement Cost         |      5     |           5          |   +   0    |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Chester LV 60 HP 5398 | Unequipped |    Equipped with     | Stat Boost |
| Deity: AMU            |            | Hero's Set Equipment |            |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Attack                |    276     |         425          |   + 149    |
| Defend                |    194     |         330          |   + 136    |
| Hit                   |    143     |         373          |   + 230    |
| CF At                 |    100     |         284          |   + 184    |
| CF Df                 |    122     |         329          |   + 207    |
| Evade                 |    163     |         287          |   + 124    |
| Weight                |      0     |          60          |   +  60    |
| Movement Cost         |     11     |          11          |   +   0    |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Kirk LV 30 HP 1603    | Unequipped |    Equipped with     | Stat Boost |
| Deity: AMU            |            | Hero's Set Equipment |            |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Attack                |    125     |         199          |   +  74    |
| Defend                |    100     |         168          |   +  68    |
| Hit                   |     74     |         178          |   + 104    |
| CF At                 |     49     |         132          |   +  83    |
| CF Df                 |     59     |         152          |   +  93    |
| Evade                 |     83     |         145          |   +  62    |
| Weight                |      0     |          60          |   +  60    |
| Movement Cost         |     16     |          16          |   +   0    |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
| CONCLUSION: The higher your level is, the better stats boost the       |
|             Hero's Set Equipment gives.                                |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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C. Special Effects
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Equipping Hero's Set Equipment also gives you certain "Special Effects":
1) Exp + 50%, Dev + 50% and Charm 25%
   This is obvious, since it's stated at each of Hero's Set Item
   description.
2) Weapon Guard, Armor Guard and Accessory Guard.
   I guess you will notice this when you fight Heddrich at Tower of Vugtis
   Floor 65 (on the second visit) to get the HERO'S SOUL. You'll notice that
   you can't break his HERO'S WING and HERO'S SUIT, and therefore you'll
   just depend on your "luck" to get the HERO'S SOUL :)
3) Attack Cost will be greatly reduced. Attack Cost = 16, so you can attack
   6 times in a turn without moving.
4) Hit and Evade rate will increase as your HP goes down. This is just like
   equipping Life and Death ability, with an exception that the attack
   power won't increase.


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IV. MISCELLANEOUS
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1) HERO'S WING, HERO'S SUIT and HERO'S SOUL can be sold for 500,000 G each!
   Great way to be "rich" in Hoshigami, but I guess it's not necessary,
   because you'll already have lots of money by the time you get Hero's Set
   Equipment.
2) Once you equip the Hero's Set Equipment, your character will change
   PERMANENTLY. It means that he / she can't change back to his / her
   original form before equipping Hero's Set Equipment. He / she can't also
   change weapon, armor nor accessory anymore. The Hero's Set will
   permanently be his / her equipment.
3) There is also another set of equipment: Lucky Set Equipment, but I won't
   explain any of it since it's already explained in Boko's FAQ at
   GameFAQs. Just take a look at it if you want to know all about it.


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V. CREDITS
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- Thanks to Atlus for making the game.
- Thanks to Max Five for publishing the game.
- Thanks to CJayC (www.gamefaqs.com) for posting my work.
- Thanks to Boko for his great Hoshigami FAQ, it really helps me a lot!
  Also, without his FAQ, I wouldn't be able to find Tower of Vugtis and
  therefore there wouldn't be this Hero's Set Equipment FAQ.
- Thanks to ATadeo. This is my first FAQ, and I use his FAQ layout to make
  this FAQ.
- Thanks to Mikee83 from GameFAQs Message Board for creating the Hero's Set
  Equipment topic, it inspired me to search for it and make this little FAQ
  about it.
- Thanks to people from GameFAQs Message Board for helping / telling me how
  to get Elera (Soulvane, LordMagus, Lucent Knight, RogueCelt and some
  others).


This document is Copyright (c) 2002 - GFW
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