Legend of Legaia Walkthrough -A fortnightly publication Version 6.6 Written by Tan Yong Hua (firstname.lastname@example.org) ICQ Number:38057455 Check out my website on Xenogears:The Ethnos Headquarters at http://www.fortunecity.com/underworld/rpg/924/index.html or Legend of Legaia at http://www.fortunecity.com/underworld/arcadia/184/index.html or Final Fantasy VIII:World of Darkness at http://members.xoom.com/raseru/index.html or Nintendo Bros Online at http://rivendell.fortunecity.com/sentient/788/ for news on Nintendo and cheats and codes - if you encounter error please contact me at the above email above mentioned ======================================================================= Well,what a long rest that was. It's not that I am not updating but I am too lazy to upload the updates yet. I have received several stupid questions to Legend of Legaia in the page. I will be getting on to my second and third faw,Lunar Silver Star Story and Super Smash bros in the hope of achieving some names in GameFaqs. i have also updated some cool accessories emailed to me by Xthreme8138@aol.com in the new section Accesories. ======================================================================= Hello and there Sorry about not updating for so long but as you know I aam having my examinations right now(If you have visit my site and saw the notice up there). Also CJay has not been updating the site because of his marriage and honey moon. My heartily congratulation to them.Also I have just made a quick site of Final Fantasy VIII which will be released on 2/9/1999. I apologizes for not answering all your emails readily but I really cannot cope with my studies with all that emails I receive. Some may even ask me where Jeremi is. Isn't that obvious,the first on the Sebacus Island. Send me all the questions once more and you will all get the answers here on the newly created message board and faq column or by the emails I send you. ======================================================================= Legaia Site operational ======================================================================= My Legaia Site is operational. It has the map on it too. Sign the Guestbook and give comments on the website. Also keep coming back and tell your friends too. ======================================================================= Good News!!! ======================================================================= I have a new map on Legaia(English Version) as the previous one has been losst. Go to the Legaia website to obtain it. ======================================================================= Some sites have taken my faq off this site and has however misled gamers into thinking I have not been updating the walkthrough regularly. I still receive emails messages from people who have not completed Sol Tower. Please Note that the latest version of this faq can be found at www.gamefaqs.com/ Sites that I have agreed to let them use the walkthrough http://www.console-games.com http://www.cheatcc.com ======================================================================= All is well ======================================================================= Sorry for the delay in the updation of the walkthrough. I have finally completed the activities in my school and is now setting off to finish the walkthrough as I have completed Legend of Legaia.Guess what the ending is?In this game, I have come across places which I have thought to be the Boss in other words, last dungeon especially the last mist generator. ======================================================================= Important!!! ======================================================================= Those who had the janpanese version of the game and which to have the english map of Legend of Legaia, World Map. I mean it. Yess, to help gamers.Email me if you want it. It's free of charge to help all those desperte gamer who have the japanese version. I am right now having problems with my computer at home and the map seems to have disappear altogether. Dont be disheartened I will do anything to get another map or find this one. ======================================================================= Notice ======================================================================= I have received email from many people who need help in Legend of Legaia, please note that I would really like to help you all but it is beyond my limit. Where the walkthrough ends, it is where I am in the game. I am at a place called Karisto Kingdom now after defeating the second Mist Generator. All I can do is to make a message board at the Legend of Legaia website which is going to be completed for you all to post questions and sofore. Hope you all will not be offended as I am having many activities now at my school. When the activities and projects are completed next week, I will try my best to finish the game and the walkthrough.There you can ask me anything you like. How about that. Also on behalf of me and my newfound penpal,I am going to start a webring on Legend of Legaia soon with the other Legend of Legaia walkthrough editor which is also found at Gamefaqs along with me.His email is P..email@example.com.That is all I have remembered. I have joined the consolenexus organisation in providing reviews and other things on the website plus helping The City of Apollos in his website.Please note that I will post all my important notice here. Okay man, ladies and gentlemen or rather mad players of Legend of Legaia, the great game bestowed upon by Contrail. This is my first faq so perhaps you may find it a bit dull and disorganised. So I plead with you. Email me if you have any comments or suggestions to make. You may ask why I prefer to write Legend of Legaia Faq over Legend of Zelda. Well so much so that? I may as well give you the answer. There is over ten faqs on Zelda at Gamefaqs.com but is there a single one on this game at the website. The answer is no there isn't. Note:Some key events in this faq may be a spoiler!!! Avoid reading them Note 2:I will always write all the wuestions emailed to me in the walkthrough. If I do not have time to email you.Please look for them at the appropriate sections where you are stuck. Note 3:Usage of the pint card is located in the Secrets section ======================================================================= Contents ======================================================================= Prologue 1.Storyline 2.Introduction 3.Basic Controls 4.Walkthrough -Rim Elm attacked! -On to Drake Castle -Reunited as one -Biron Monstatery -West Voz Forest -Biron Monstary Attacked! -East Voz Forest -Zeto Dungeon -Ancient Wind Cave -Jeremi and Zalam -Vinda and the letter -Octum and the Star Pearl -Gate of the Shadow -Underground Octum -The Cave -Vidna -Ratayu -Mountain -Ratayu Again -The Second Mist Gernarator -Sol -Buma -Dr Usha's Tower -Uru Maia -Nivora Ravine -Mount Dlhni -Soren Camp -Conkram -Jette's Absolute Fortress -Back at Rim Elm -Into Seru-Kai -Inside Juggernaut 5.Secrets,Codes and Mini Game 6.Magic and Items Charts 7.Enemy List 8.Accessories 9.Art Moves 10.Gamesharks Codes 11.Characters 12.Ratings 13.Credits 14.About Developer and Producer 15.Faq and Revise 16.Stupid Email I get 17.Copyright notice ======================================================================= Updates ======================================================================= 28/3/99 Created Version 1.0 of Legend of Legaia Walkthrough Add Art Moves of All Characters Add walkthrough from Rim Elm attacked to Biron Monstary 29/3/99 Add walkthrough of Biron Monstary to East forest Add walkthrough of East Forest to The Cave Add getting of Mei's Pendant into Rim Elm attacked 02/4/99 Added notice and complete the walkthrough to where I am now Also finished walkthrough to Sol Plans to add magic list and secrets of ra-seru Added Mini-games tips 17/4/99 Finish the walkthrough Add all Secret Ra-seru location ======================================================================= Prologue ======================================================================= The continent of Legaia is covered in Mist and your town is the last bastion of humanity. This is the setting you begin with for the Legend of Legaia. From the same producer that created Wild Arms,it is so easy to see some of the similiar elements in the games, but there is also much more. The game's fighting system is pretty cool , focusing on more on the individual attacks of the players than simply smashing buttons through another series of menus. Each fighter's combinations can make or break a battle if they are poorly exceuted. you can also learn new combos as you go through the game that will make your fighter a new and more powerful adversary for the enemy. Only the hyper arts need to be learned, the rest of them can be activated once you have enough speed to enter it. The story line is also very cool, and it changes and curves many times throughout the game,keeping you involved throughout the entire 60+ hours gameplay time you will get.To end it,you may say that Legend of Legaia is definitely more successful than most rpgs. Long Live Legaia and may the power be with you ======================================================================= Introduction ======================================================================= I am from Singapore and I have always love to play rpg games since the Super Nintendo was released.Playstation and Nintendo 64 games are the best compared to Sega's.Noticing that there isn't any walkthrough at GameFaqs.com,I proceeded to write a walkthrough on the game in order to help those in needs.You do not need to view this walkthrough unless you have queries on the game. Well,hope you enjoy it. ======================================================================= Basic Controls of Legend of Legaia ======================================================================= The controls in this game is however wuite similar to Wild Arms. You know,The game where they think arms are forbidden. Legend of Legaia is quite similiar to xenogears in a way where the controls are quite the same. Buttons L1-Mainly to view maps in the area you are in(hold it) L2-Does Nothing R1 R2 Square Triangle-Menu X-Enter Circle-cancel ======================================================================= Walkthrough ======================================================================= This walkthrough was composed by the author from his memory of playing the game. Some data maybe incorrect. Email me if you find any errors. ======================================================================= Rim Elm attacked! ======================================================================= Items found:Healings Herbs,Mei's Pendant,Point Card Level Recommended Before:Level 1 Level Recommended After :Level 3 The game started with a young lad named Vahn by a Genesis tree in Rim Elm. He will be going on a hunting trip with the hunters tommorrow. After you have finished talking with the mayor, make your way up the steps from the genesis tree. Along the way, Mei will pop out of her house and asked for your measurements one last time.Oh she is going to make the hunting clothes for Vahn.If you haven't noticed,she likes Vahn not you. Mind you!Anyway,she doesn't look better than Noa(you will get her later in the game). She will be waiting in the house on the far right.After she has finished,talk to Vahn's father and he will say something which sounds like he having something to do and will talk to you later. Talk to Vahn's younger sister and she will ask whether you have thanked Mei properly. If you answered truthfully,she will nodded her head and if you say yes you did,she will say I didn't saw you doing that. Explore the whole village as long as you like. Some houses may contain healing leaves when you opened their cabinet and drawers. Upon measuring your size, go to the beach and talk to the man over there, he will let you practise with him. Take your time here. Do not hesistate to try the different attacking combinations below in the arts moves section. Go to Mei house again. Talk to her and answer her truthfully. Next go to the mayor house on the north-east. He is in the second room.Remember to go to the shop's second floor and search the drawer for a point card. It is needed in defeating tough enemies.After that, go back to your house and talk to either your sister or father to sleep. You will be awaken by the loud bang. Go outside and you will spot the villager gathering before the wall that has protect Rim Elm from the mist for over ten years. Speak to the mayor. A scene will ocurred. Zeto, an evil minion will appear and summon Serus to attack the village. You must hurry to the Genesis tree. Touch the tree and a voice will sound in your mind.It is Meta,the Ra-seru that you willing me getting.It is a fire-elemental one and will possessed higher level than other ra-seru at the end.It doesn't matter whether you answered.If you say no,talk to it again.You need it to complete the game no matter what.It says that you must gather all the villagers at the Genesis tree. Before gathering the villagers,head to Mei's house and she will give you and choose the option the mist is here.She will follow you and when the mist has cleared and she has gave you the hunting clothes for the trip,talk to here again for an accessory called Mei's Pendant.Do as it has told by hurrying back to your house and approaching your father. Soon everyone will appear at the magical tree and started praying. Strange glow will occur in each person gradually as he or she pray hard. Finally the genesis tree will grow and thus clearing away the mist. You are now officially the hero of Rim Elm. ======================================================================= On to Drake Castle ======================================================================= Items found:Sunrise Key,Lightning Key,Star Key,Mountain Key,Drake Letter,Healing Leaves Level Recommended Before:Level 5 Level Recommended After :Level 9 Next morning, talk to the mayor again and he will ask you to bring Mei's mother,Maya back to the village. Buy as many healing leaves as much as possible. You will be needing them a great deal later on.You ought to have many money unless you did not fight the enemies and run away. Also put this in priority.Buy accessory ,weapons and armor from the weapons store. There is one accessory that will speed Vahn up and upgrade his attacks. I personally tried the dungeon ahead without this accessory and I failed. As you go out of Rim Elm, Mei will handed you the hunter clothes. Put it on. As you walk to the west, you will see a pool of water on the world map,enter it and you will encounter many hunters plus a story for you to listen to. Drink the water at the fountain as it will refill your hps and mps. Head west and then north into Drake castle. At the entrance, you will probably see a chest. Open it to find a Door of Light which will granted you the wish to warp tp the entrance of the dungeons.Before entering the dungeon,all you needed to complete the dungeon is to find all the keys and opened the gates to Mount Rikuroko. Go up the stairs into the left room.Pick up the Sun's key(the thing that keeps shining on the cupboard).Next go into the right door and Meta, your Ra seru will say something.Exit and go on into the middle door. You will waste a ton of time plus encountering a ton of enemies if you go through the door neccessary as I have instructed. You can get all the items in there later when the castle have regained. All the chests are locked up.Go the long stairs and into the next room.Go into the bottom left room and walk around. You will soon find the key through the door. Don't worry. There will only be one or two room. Both of them are small. On to the next door,you will need to find the lightning key here. To take a shortcut, go into the bottom right door.You will appear in a passage. Go into the middle room and then into the north-western door.Open the chest to read a letter from the Drake. See the shining thing over there.Pick up the key.I am not sure about this but wander around and you will find the star key. Up the next steps and into the final door,The mountain gate.there will be a hidden entrance near the bottom left. Enter it to find the mountain key. Also remember to open the chest at the northwestern for a healing leaf. You will appear o the world map.Save your game! ======================================================================= Reunited as One ======================================================================= Items found:Healing Shrooms Level Recommended Before:Level 12 Level Recommended After:Vahn Level 13, Noa Level 12 Proceed west and up the mountain. A scene will occured saying that Meta has sensed the presence of another Raseru here. The screen will then switched to a girl named Noa. Follow the wolf named Terra,a Ra-seru and soon you will reach the practice cave.Along the way you will spot tiny- like mushrooms on the floor of the passage,pick them up.They are healing shrooms and heal your character just like what a healing leaves does!Grab as much as you can.They don't cost anything.You will need to practise your skills here just like what you did with Vahn. Learn your skills well.You will be needing them a lot for the first boss.Talk to Terra if you need any healing After you have finished with your practising,follow Terra back to the camp. Rocks boulders will drops down along the wway signifying a hole for the entrance to the cave. Hurry after the wolf. What really is annoying here is that you seem to fight more enemies than usual. Finally you will see Terra. Hurry along and soon you will be on the world map. Go to the mountain. Into the various small caves. Just run along the path. There will be no conflicts or obstacles to stop you. Save at the save points. A midboss is waiting for you. And finally you get to fight the golem. Dont worry about healing here. Terra will heal you when neccessary. However if you are close to death and feel that a healing leaf or two will never hurt you. Go ahead and use them. You will appear on a landing after the boss is defeated. The wolf will declare to rest a while and finally revealed the truth to you. Hurry on and you will soon reach the summit of the mountain. Zeto will appear and summon a monster to kill you all. The monster will knocked out the wold causing the raseru on it to unable to unleash its power. The scene switched to Vahn. Hurry up the mountain. It is only a little while, less than minute or so compared to Noa's. Save at the save point. Then prepare to fight. ======================================================================= Boss 1:Caruban ======================================================================= Level Recommended before:Level 11 Noa,Vahn Level 12 Use Vahn's Glizzard, fire attack. It will work nicely on the monster. If you have not learned it,you are in deep shit.It is learned from the Drake knightin Drake Castle.Also use combos that you have learned on the monsters. The monsters is quite sly.Ocassionally, it will keep on firing out fire breath which will take away almost your hps.Use the healing items or magics to cure.Dammit, this monster really is wuite difficult. Monsters in Legaia are so difficult and puzzle are so easy. Don't you think so When finally the boss is defeated,the wolf will be brought before the genesis tree and the raseru on it will be passed on to Noa.Return to Drake castle. You will be greeted by the Drake himself. Now go into every room and hunt down the chests inside them. Quite pleasing huh?Unlike wandering in the dark castle and encountering monsters when the Drake and his sevants are not transformed back yet. Head downstairs. A whole lot of shops awaits you. Noa will approach all the shops and have some fun with them. When she is at the item store, answer all the questions correctly to obtain 10 healing shrooms. If you got 2 questions correct,you will have 5 shrooms.Buy the fighting robe for Noa and the survival knife. In fact buy accessory that will upgrade your characters.When you have finished with the shops, head outside on the whole map. See the water gate over there just beside the castle. Enter it and inserted the water key that the Drake has presented you with. The gate will close enabling you to walk across. Keep Heading east until you reach a building that look like it is inserted in the wall.. Enter it ======================================================================= Biron Monastery ======================================================================= Items found:Power Elixir,Healing Leaves Level Recommended before:Noa Level 12,Vahn Level 13 Level Recommended after :Same Here lives a group of monks that does that believe in wearing Serus. They believe in depending on their skills to protect themselves. Head inside and flip the lever. A door will open and a monk will invited you to go in. The head monk will welcome and hold a party in honour of your arrival. Explore around.Find more healing herbs. You will also find a power elixir on the Buddlha statue.There you will see Mei's mother,Maya. After you are finished with take a rest. The party will start. In the party,Maya will learn of Juno's death and hurry off to cry herself. Talk to to the man at the north and the head monk will arrive. He will ask you to revive the genesis tree at the forests. Gala, a new member of the party will join you.Though he doesn't seem willing,you might be sure that he will join you permanantly later.This guy does not seem so strong and powerful as he appeared to be at the beginning but mind you he is so powerful later in the game and has so high hps,higher than Vahn's in fact. The next morning,but all the neccessry equipments you needed.Enter the door up the stairs west of the head monk's room and out into the world map. ======================================================================= The Genesis tree in the West Voz Forest ======================================================================= Items found:Healing Leaves,Shield Elixir,Fertiliser Level Recommended Before:Vahn Level 13, Noa, Level 12,Gala Level 11 When you are on the world map,head northwest into the forest.In the forest,follow the path until you reach a fork. The right path is hidden by a tree at the top.It leads to a chest.Head west along the path into the next screen after taking the item in the chest and open the chest for another item. Here you will be in a big and wide space. There are two logs camouflaged by the tree. One Log is at the far west. It leads to a Shield Elixir and a fertiliser. You must get the fertiliser,you will need it later on. Head north right up into the screen until you reach a river. Examine the small bridge leaf there.Gala will appear and tell you about the bridge leaf. Examine the leaf again to use the fertilser.It will grow very fast and will soon form a bridge to the other side of the river. Enter the log there and head along the path until you reach a save point. Head west and into the log.You will find a Genesis tree but alas it is dead. Wait a minute. The Ra seru egg inside it is still alive. An earthquake will occur. Guess what happening now! ======================================================================= Biron Monstary Attacked! ======================================================================= Items Found:Vahn's Art,Noa's Art,Master's Art You will soon discovered that Biron Monstary is attacked by Seru and it is led by Songi! He is wearing a Seru too. Let leave it up for you to guess,is he being controlled or is he controllong it. Whatever.Head south and you will discovered that the lever of the door is broken. You will at the room where the Head monk,Zopu's room is at the centre. Head down the stairs and into either one of the doors. Appearing in the room where you can access the kitchen,Maya's room and the sleeping area. Head into the middle door. You will find Zopu and the rest hidding there. Talk to Kohn to learn some new arts and then to Zopu. Buy weapons and items to stock up. When you are finished. Save at the save point. Go outside and head into Maya's room. She has turned into a Seru's monster. Noa will try to pull the Seru out of her arm but Terra wanred her of the danger. Head back to the room where you can access Zopu's room from and into the East Forest door. ======================================================================= East Voz Forest ======================================================================= Items found:Weed Hammer, Healing Leaves Level Recommended before:Vahn Level 14, Noa Level 13, Gala Level 14 Level Recommended after :Vahn Level 15, Noa Level 14;15,Gala Level 16 Head northeast and into the forest. Head along the path till you come to a fork that led to the north and to the east. Choose the east path to go and obtain the weed hammer. Go back to the fork again and head north. Hammer all the weeds that stands in your way................ Oh no I forgot all the parts here but dont worry it is not difficult provided you have the weed hammer and enter all the camouflaged logs. When you spot a save point.You will know that a Genesis tree is nearby. Examine the tree and be prepared to fight two bosses. ======================================================================= Boss:Two Theeder Flying Creatures ======================================================================= Level Recommended before:Vahn Level 15, Noa Level 14, Gala Level 15 This creatures can be a nuisance to all of us. Use Fire attacks and theeder attacks to quickly eliminate it.Personally, I suggested using theeder attacks as it does more damages. Use the point card too if you have them.It is found in the drawer of the second storey of the shop in Rim Elm.All in all it is not a tough battle. Revive the Genesis tree and Gala will get the Ozmma Ra-seru. It is a lightning-elemental seru! Also walk north among the trees to find a Earth Jewel .You will automatically returned to Biron Monstary. Prepare yourself for a difficult dungeon. Note:I will completed the part where I missed. ======================================================================= Zeto's Dungeon ======================================================================= Level Recommended Before:Vahn Level 17, Noa Level 16,Gala Level 17 Level Recommended After :Vahn Level 20, Noa Level 19,Gala Level 19 Now this is quite a difficult dungeon to pass. You should now have ample money to buy yourself sufficient weapons upgrade and healing items. When you are ready,speak to Kin in the kitchen to learn Master's Arts if you have missed it earlier. Exit through the southern exit of Biron Monastery. You know the one you came from Drake Castle. Once outside,head northwest through the pass between the two mountain and into the Dungeon. A scene will happened here. The dungeon itself is not too difficult. It is just the boss at the end. This looks like islands but you will not get onto an island for nothing. For every island has path to chests or the way to the exit. Once through the maze.Enter the elevator at the end. Save. and then walk through the south exit. You will be in another maze. Keep on going. Don't worry you will not get lost.Each room has some treasure inside it like Elxir or healing items. Save your healing flowers and herbs for the boss.Conserve them especially Healing shroom which can heal all party members at once! As you wander through the maze and get in the elevator, you will see a save point. Save. The mid boss is just ahead of you. One step forward and you are dead meat man. It is one on one not three against one.So you can be sure that its gonna be a tough battle. The boss here is guess who............Songi! Gala will fight with him. Use the point card if you wish here on Songi ======================================================================= Boss:Songi ======================================================================= Songi is tough man but there is a trick to defeat him. Use the point card plus some fire magic and he will be down in no time man.He he he. Head west and enter through the door and into the elevator.Save at the save point there. The final boss is just 10 seconds ahead. Exit and run throught L-shaped like room into the mist generator room. A scene will again happened here. Zeto will appear as a beetle-like monster and tried to fight you. ======================================================================= Boss:Zeto ======================================================================= Level Recommended: This guy is very harddd and I mean hard too. He will not be easy. By now you should have a lot of money fighting the monsters.Say about 2000 to 3000 gold. Use the door of light to exit the dungeon.Go back to Biron and buy water denfense amulet. Buy as many healing herbs as possible too! Return to the dungeon. By now your point card should have more or less a few hundred points. Use the point card on him. Also keep on firing fire attacks at him.He will be down if you use this tactic ======================================================================= Ancient Wind Cave and Ancient Water Cave ======================================================================= Items found:Hari's Story,Door of Wind X 2 This cave is easy too easy for goodness sake. No enemies. No monster. In fact nothing at all except human beings that lives here. You can also buy weapons, armors and items here. You can also know more about the islands that you will be going to. When you can finished with everything. Exit the cave. You will be in an all new area. ======================================================================= Jeremi ======================================================================= Items found:Zalam letter This town has been possessed by Serus. There is a Genesis tree at the Sky Garden the highest building in town.The Genesis tree is at the highest level. Head north and into the building. Enter the northwest elevator to start with. Keep on riding elevator. If you cannot, there will be a Out of Service note there. Keep on riding until there is no more elevator but only one saying out of service. There will be a few possessed Serus there. Head south out. You will be in Sky Gardens. There will be a boss here. Save. Use the point card here if you have a lot of points on your card. Keep on firing magical attacks at him. ======================================================================= Boss:Berseker ======================================================================= Level Recommended:Level 18 for all This monster has high speed with lots of combos.He can crush a member whose hps is at 550+ in just one grab. You should have lots of healing possesion to heal your part members and phoeneix to revive all the dead members.Keep on using elemental combos at him. It works well.Also try a bit of combined combo at him .When he down,its time to celebrate. The Genesis tree will be revived and the whole town will regained back to normal. Now do as you want here. Buy weapons,armors,accerssories and items to start up with. When all has been completed by you,go to speak to Zalam who is in the house in the southern-west part of the town. He will hand you a letter to give to his wife in Vinda. Head out side and then north across the bridge then west across another bridge. Enter the windmill like thing on the world map. You will be in Vidna Note: I have received a tragedy from someone that say that using Nighto against Berseker will cause instant death to it. He has used it and has suceeded. Danger!, the use of Noghto is still undetermined. ======================================================================= Boss: Berserker Srategy(By firstname.lastname@example.org) ======================================================================= At the sky palace once at the top, Heal all HP to the max with healing leafs and not spells for you will need it in the fight late on. Make sure that all characters have HPs above 550. It would be wise to give Noa Mei's ring. This will boost her HP to above 600 hopefully. After that give the forest ring to Gala (The ring is to the right of the boss get it first!!!!). Now pray hard and go for it. Berserker has very damaging combos (600+ on Noa if bad) and some poison thing which will cause rot but the healing spell will take care of that problem. All should attack in the first round. Then have Noa or Vahn heal with ra-serus spells(Well hopefully you have it). Noa should be faster then Vahn but she is awfully weak agaisnt the beast. Gala should attack constantly with the others curing when needed. Well actually every round is like that. If possible try to use spirit then use hyper attacks on it. Its the fastest way to kill it so far and still not get any characters killed. ======================================================================= Vidna ======================================================================= Items found:Yuma's Ring You must be surprised to see why this town is so peaceful with no Seru and mist. The windmill generator has driven the mist away. Head up the stairs to the north-western part of the town to meet Pepe,Zalam's son. He will explained and tell you about his mother's death after you had handed him the letter.He will give you Yuma's Ring. Wait dont go back to Jeremi. There will be a quest ahead that will need you to go back to Jeremi so you can convienently handed the ring back to Zalam and to complete the quest at the same time. Explore the whole village. Do all the neccessary things like buying ammunitions,items and so on. When you are done with all these things. head east and then south to Octum which is directly northeast of Vinda, only just one bridge to cross away. ======================================================================= Octum ======================================================================= When at Octum,head foward to the big brown door there. Don't waste your time around there. There are no particular special items here. Keep on walking until you reach a flight of red carpeted stairs. On and on you go throuh the second flight of red carpeted stairs and then out into an underground room with four books phoency and four stone tablets embedded with inscription. Remember them carefully. Then read the four books of phoency, located at both sides of the room. Entrance Book 1 earth wind Book 2 Book 3 fire water Book 4 After you have finished reading all four books. Proceed down the secret passage opened up now below book 4. You will enter a room with an elevator. but it is not working. A lady will appear introducing herself as a sneaking thief. She will say that nothing valuable is in the dungeon since the star pearl she has stolen has been pawned to Zalam at Jeremi.Use the Door of light to head back outside and then use the door of wind to warp to Jeremi. Go to Zalam 's house and handed him Yuma's ring.This is the quest I have told you about. On furthur scenes created by Noa,the star pearl is handed over to the party. Warp back to Octum but do not enter the city. Instead cross the bridge north of Octum into the next island and east onto another island again. Keep on going down and then go west across another bridge into the Gate of Shadows. ======================================================================= Gate of Shadows ======================================================================= Upon entering this area, a scene will occured, a man will appear there saying that Zeto has unfortunately been defeated by a group of kindergarden kids when he saw the Ra-seru on your arms. He will tried to battle with you. Vahn and him alone only ,mind you. The star came eat the right time.His two siblings appeared asking him to head back to complete some urgent tasks. When the scene is over, you will notice something quite similiar. Yes, the position of the stone tablets here is the same as in Octum. Go to the one in the northwest, choose earth. The northeast choose wind. Th southeast choose water and lastly for the southwest choose fire. The flower statue in the middle will start to operate, revealing a teleport. Approach it and choose to throw the star of pearl inside. You will be warped to underground Octum. ======================================================================= Underground Octum ======================================================================= Level Recommended Before:Vahn:Level 25,Noa Level 24, Gala Level 26 Level Recommended After :Vahn:Level 27,Noa Level 25, Gala Level 28 This area is not too difficult. Just follow the way round and round till you reach underground Octum city. You will not come to a dead end for nothing. There will always be a chest there for you open and claim the item inside. Once you reach Underground Octum City,you will witnessed the fall of a house. Go the Mayor's house. Which one is it you mean?of course it is usually the biggest house. Head to the biggest house. Walkup the stairs to the third level and speak to the Mayor. No scene will occur how disappointing you will say to yourself. Head dow the stairs and at the first step, a messenger will run up carrying a message that Hari has awaken. Go to the house with a guard outside it. Go down the stairs and speak to all three Haris. Past,Present and Future. Once you have finished,head back to talk to the mayor to prepare entering the Fire Cave or whatsoever. I can't remember. Head to the shop with the inn signoutside it. Buy weapons and items inside it to stock up. You have got a hard boss on front of you. Buy Healing Shroom and Flowers. Then head northwest into the Cave.Before entering,please remind yourself to save. ======================================================================= The Fire Cave ======================================================================= Level Recommended Before:Vahn:Level 25,Noa Level 24, Gala Level 26 Level Recommended After :Vahn:Level 27,Noa Level 25, Gala Level 28 This cave is just like the one you have entered. Naviagate through it until you reach a save point. The cave is not hard. Keep on heading east until you reach a door. Through the door, keep on heading west to the save poiint. Enter it and into a room full of lava. You will find an unexpected eay to go throught them by standing on a piece of moving rock. When the rock came to a ledge and you cannot find any way out of the ledge,head back to the rock and choose the option of going on throught the lava maze. Finally you will reach the boss ======================================================================= Boss:Xain ======================================================================= This monster is a hell lot more difficult. I do not know why, the puzzles are so easy and yet the boss seem so impossible. Use the point card on him if you think they are enough to crush him. use Frost attack especially Noa' Frost Attack(Left,Left Right,Right). When he is down, he will utter a curse that freeze all the lava to ice before dieing. Use the door of light ot get out. You will get back at underground Octum instead of outside on the world map. Talk to the mayor. Now you can use the elevator. He will also ask you to get him some spring water from Vidna. Teleport to Vidna ======================================================================= Boss:Xain(email@example.com) ======================================================================= This boss is much easier then Berserker. Very much easier if you have the right equipment and spells that is. Anyway make sure to get armors from Octum. Just the body armors will do. Then get at least 1 Pheonix. The boss is actually real easy compared with the others. This one is like Zeto. This boss has some damaging combos but it won't kill if it does then just revive then heal. The boss has an all group attack but he will store up energy before using it it would take 1 round so when u see it just use spirit then next round and you'll be safe unless u have less then 500 HP because it does 400-500+ damage. Give Noa the Life ring and the ring that ups fire protection. Vahn and Gala should have orb spell by now. Then go for it. First round just use spirit on all characters. Next round heal if needed or just unleash Hyper and other combos. Noa should do Frost Breath with Blizzard Bash after all spirit charge. Vahn should use Tornado Flame and Fire Blow(700+) after spirit charges and Gala just use his thunder punch. Remember to use orb to heal. Keep HPs above 500 to be safe. After a while he should go down. ======================================================================= Vidna's second visit ======================================================================= On reaching Vidna,you will notice that the once lively town is now covered with mist. If you have explored the town throughly before during the first visit,you would have noticed a man building an underground shelter to shelter from the mist. Go to his house and enter the shelter. His wife will remarked that her husband has gine into the mist to look for people who are not possesed by Serus but have not come back. Go to Ratayu town which is located northwest of Octum. Remember to get the spring water from the spring to give to the mayor in Octum to receive a slowness chain ======================================================================= Ratayu Town ======================================================================= This town is covered with mist and people are posssesed by the Serus.Keep heading north into the building until you reach a room where a person called Sataryu will give you a key to go into the mountain to revive the Genesis tree. Head back to the town and search the eastern side for a locked door. Enter it and save your game at the conveniently save point over there. Head north into the Mountain. I have forgotton the name. ======================================================================= Mountain Letona ======================================================================= Items found: Level Recommended Before: Keep heading north up the slope to the cave. Stop here. If you enter the cave,you will reach enter and walk around it for only just a pitiful item. Useless all is all I can remember about it. Head east if you choose not to go into the cave and keep on going up the path until you reach a cave.Keep on going.You shouln't have any problem here.Head east until you come to a fork. Then head north and east to exit the cave. If you wish to get the incense head west instead of east. This item will lessen the encounter rate you meet your enemies. A most useful item indeed.Use it it and hurried forward through the various caves in front until you reach another save point. Save.A hard boss awaits you.You will notice that the genesis tree is surrounded by a barrier of some kind. Noa will try to touch it and was hurt by the strong barrier.Just when you started to get dishearten by the waste trip you made here.You will meet Songi along the way back. He will try to fight you once more. ======================================================================= Boss:Songi second version ======================================================================= Songi is hard this time. Use the point card if you have one on him.Also keep on using combos like Vahn' Fire blow,Noa' Vulture blade on him. This guy is just so troublesome and stands in your way everytime. All I can say is that he sucks. When you have defeated the Songi. I wondered if he is that string if you cn defeat him. What a ninny.He will deactivate the barrier as he have promised from the Genesis tree.Revive the Genesis tree and level up your Ra-serus! Head back to Ratayu by using the door of light. People will blame you for driving away the mist and causing misery to everyone here.The mayor here is controlled by a seru called the Sim-seru which is a type of Seru created by human hands and handed to him by a person called Doharti.Go up to meet him and claim the key as he has promised you but he will said he is tired and refuses to see anyone. Liar,going back on his promise.Head to the weapons and items store to buy your daily needs. Head to the inn after you have finished. and speak to the lady dressed in purple there. She is going to be a bride for a Seru monster. Noa will volunteer to take her place after some conversation. This will give you a chance to get near to Sataryu.A scene will take place and soldiers will carry Noa away. In the buildingNoa will witnessed the various brides that have been eaten by the Juggernaut, a forbidden Seru monster. She will be controlled by the Sim seru and is going to be eaten by the Juggernaut when Terra flashed out a warning to Vahn and Gala. Hurry to the building and then into the room when you were once forbidden inside through the ong long passage and finally meet Noa. The two scientists will run away leaving only Sataryu to face the enemy. Now you must fight him. ======================================================================= Boss:Sataryu ======================================================================= Level Recommended: 900 hps and above for all This guy is a real hazzard. Use combos against him.Vahn's and Gala's works well.Use the point card too if you wish. Also try to get to 1000hps before fighting this sucking guy.He has one attack that will grab away 800 hps from you. Try to keep your hps above that. When he is finished, the Sim Seru above him will disappear and he will regained to his normal self. He will also give you the Western Ratayu tp get to the Mist Generator. ======================================================================= Dohalti's Castle ======================================================================= Head south to the Mist generator in the south,you will enter the Mist Generator,the second one to bomb and to drive away the mist forever from the islands,this dungeon may be a little tricky compared to other dungeons.There will be elevators going up and down. Always use the elevator that is going up. Do not use the ones going down.They will make you repeat the way once more.At the beginning head east. Head west if you want to get a wonder elixir. Go up the elevator and through the exit at the end. Keep on going until you reach a bridge that is built high up in the sky. navigate through the room once more and into another bridge. See that it is opposite of where you came from. At the end is another elevator, go up to find a save poin. Guess what is in front. A boss?You are right. It is Dolhati,a guy that looks like Zeto but more difficult. ======================================================================= Boss:Dohalti ======================================================================= This guy has some weak points. By now, you should have about 1000 hps, not below,it is over.This guy waddle like Zeto,fight like Zeto and most of all die like Zeto. Use Vahn's Fire Blow, Noa, Frost Breath and Gala Thunder Punch on him. You may wish to use the point card if you want but it is not neccessary. as your party members combos are enough. Try to keep your hps above 900 or so.He will be down soon. The mist will clear and everything will be ok. You will have a scene at Ratayu with Sataryu and he will mentioned the Karisto Kingdom which can only be reached by Octum's train which is the flying Seru. Teleport to Octum. Before going,you may want to but lots of Door of Winds as they are needed there. Board the flying seru and head to the kingdom. However it will stop halfway and speed at 100km/h to the Karisto Kingdom with only the Gondola. You will be in Karisto Kingdom.You will appear at the station where you will encounter Cara, the female thief. She will chit chat with you and then hopped off. Head to Sol which is to the northeast of here. ======================================================================= Sol Tower in the Mist ======================================================================= Item found:8 Soru Breads, Magic Water, Life Water, Guardian Water, Healing Berries, Swift Water, Phoenix, Wonder Elixir, Power Water, Power Elixir, Healing Fruit, Miracle Water, Speed Elixir, Genesis Seedling, Wonder Amulet, Mary's Diary, Golden Book. Level Recommended Before:Vahn Level Sol is also encaptured in the mist. However only the lower parts of the buildings are affected and not the higher parts. I have received emails from lots of people about here but I have not reach here yet. I also emailed others players but their answers came too later for i have complete the area by then. Sorry if I have offended you all but I cannot help it especially the players who will think I am not acknowledging them and claiming the credits for myself. Sorry. Head up the stairs and on the 4th floor, everything will be as normal. Head to the weapons shops and to the Bakery,Buy soru breads and weapons but soru bread are a must.You can also get them in the Muscle Dome for free if you defeat the enemies. This is the part where I would like to acknowledge rubend for telling me that.Thanks man.Whatever collect or buy 8 soru breads and then head up to the bar. A scene about Cara with a man will occured here. After that head upstairs to the biron temple. head to the temple there. The head monk there will not welcomed you at first but however when Gala showed Master Zopu's master arts, he will acknowledge you immediately. he will give you the genesis tree seedling and ask you to go to the warrior's square below in the basement. Along the way,Gaza will appear and you have to fight him ======================================================================= Boss:Gaza ======================================================================= Level Recommended:Hps around 1000 or so This guy is quite hard,because he is a swordsman! and he holds the aristo sword. You will marvelled at the sword but you will get it later. Keep your hps above 1000. He can kill Noa in one blow with his hacking sword. After you have defeat him, Songi will appear and take him away. Head to the basement downstairs,you will noticed a sage dog blocking your way. Head tp the rooms that are encaptured in the mist.Open the grey chests. There are eight in all. After you have claimed the items inside.Examine the chest againw ith the X button to feed them Soru Breads. When you are finished with all eight chests. Head to the Control room located before the barrier sage door. and examine it. The Sage door barrier will be removed. Head to the warrior square. Save at the save point too. There will be a hard and tricky boss in front. Head to Warrior Square. You will need to activate the switch at the entrance of you. After that activate all the other switchs. You objective is to get to the switch opposite the one at the entrance. Activate the colour switchs. Only one may be deactivated at the time. After you are done with this, activate the switch and head to the centre of the room. Songi will appear with Gaza and put a Sim-seru on his head. Now he is harder than ever. ======================================================================= Boss:Gaza with Sim-seru ======================================================================= Recommended Level Before: Recommended LEvel After : Wow, this guy is with a sim-seru. He is hard enought with no sim-seru and now he is harder. Use the point card here. It is a must. Attack him with Vahn's Fire Blow,Noa 's Vulture Blade and Gala's Lighting storm and keep your hps above 1100.Gaza is faster than Noa, High speed attacking you may called that. After you are done with him, he will be going to die. However, he will joined with the genesis seedlings and become the genesis tree and handed over the Astral Sword. Head to the inn in the lower floor of the tower and talk to the Emperor there. He will give you a passqord that sounds like X,X,T,O,S. If I am incorrect please emailed me the correct password. Head to Buma, east of the flying seru station. Use the map by holding the L1 if you wish to. ======================================================================= Buma ======================================================================= When you entered his town, you will see a scene whereby Cara will be kneeling down by the three Genesis tree. She will then walk away. Noa will hurried forward as usual and spotted that the three genesis trees are frozen. However,with still an optimistic attitude, the Ra-serus set off to revive the genesis tree but to no avail. There seems to be nothing to do in this town so head west to Dr Usha Tower. ======================================================================= Dr Usha Reserch Centre Tower ======================================================================= Doctor Usha is quite an humorous man when you met him. Enter the building and speak through the pipe by the sign board. You will talk to Dr Usha who will mistaken you for clever serus. Enter the password that you have gotten at Sol Tower. It is T,T,X,O,S and Dr Usha will let down the elevator. There are altogther three floors in this buildings. They are all built high up so as to avoid the mist which is heavy and sinks. Go to the third floor and talk to Dr Usha. He will ask you to relate to him all of your experiences and encounters at various intervals. After the long converstion, he will ask you to get the Fire what is it? I think I have forgotton. Would anyone be kind enough to tell me. This Fire thing can be used to make Time Bombs. You can have some fun with Noa. ======================================================================= Nivora Ravine ======================================================================= Items founded: Warrior Icon, Mettle Gem, Rainbow Jewel, Spirit Jewel, Fury Boost, Magic Fruit, Thunder Book III, Wind Book III, Fire Book III. This place is quite a easy place to take but you may have to split into threes. Upon entering the ravine, the time bombs will be set by brave gala who will quickly tell Noa and Vahn to find a shelter while he set the bomb. The bomb did not explode after three seconds instead it explode at the count of two,was that Dr Usha lieing or was there some problem. Never mind that but head through the passage in front to the top of the mountain where there will be a scene on Seru-Flyers. Head down the top and open the chest for a warrior icon. Save at the conveiently save point. Your party will split up. Basically when one character is stuck, the other character who will continue the journey will solve the problem. Just keep on going. There are no splitting of passages or any obstacles. I may have time to list out the problem but right now, I have been receiving emails on how to beat the Delias Family, who seems to be quite tough. ======================================================================= Delias Families ======================================================================= One of the most toughest bosses in the games who symbolises in Ligntning speed, fatal blows and power blows. The trick to beating these bosses is to see through their patterns. Notice that they attacks with normal attacks twice and unleash their special attacks. You ought to have train up to above 2000 hps in order to fight all these guys. ======================================================================= Point Card Way to beat them ======================================================================= If you have the point card,the two guys can be defeated in 2 point cards summon each but the girl only need once. ======================================================================= Normal Attacking ======================================================================= Keep your hps above 1000hps no matter what. If it goes beyond that, heal it quickly. Also Noa is faster than the Lu Delilas too so that made it easier. Gala needs to be a little more attentive to his enemy who struck with power blows. If you want, eqiup Gala with power ring and the accessory which allows you to avoid power blows. You must have spirit to increase your defense before the special is cast. ======================================================================= Mount Dlhni ======================================================================= ] Items founded:Soren Flute, Light Raseru Eggs Back at Buma, you will revive the three Genesis tree. Cara will come forward and kneel before the tress and begin dugging through them for a sheet of music. When she finally got them, take them to the Jazz Club in Sol to Grantes. He will not listen if you talk to him. Give the sheet of music to the pianist to play on the piano. He will get up and go to Buma. Go to Buma and meet the couples at the northwestern house where there are two kids outside. Talk to Cara for the ra-seru eggs. Talk it to Zalam in jeremi to work on into a light talisman. Go to Mount Dlhni at the northwest, just above Dr Usha Tower over the mountain. This is where the Soren came when Soren people wants help. Keepon going pass the passages. It is very easy to follow. When you are at the top,play the Soren Flute to ask the Soren to come. ======================================================================= Soren Camp ======================================================================= Prepare yourself by buying all the neccessary equipments as usual. When finished, talk to the Soren guy who you hav met on Mount Dlhni to carry you to the Floating Castle. ======================================================================= The Floating Castle ======================================================================= Items founded:Healing Berry, Magic Ring, Evil God Icon, Soren Secrets, Magic Water. This place is quite complicated. Follow the passage and grab all the items. once yu have reached a room with blue pipes, go through the right one to fight a blue puera. activate the switch. After that , continue to the north. Keep on going and save at the save point. A tought battle awaits you. Fight the two puera guards and enter the throne room but the mist generator room is locked!Don't bother to search the key,find Zora and try to exit the room. Before you is Zora herself. ======================================================================= Zora ======================================================================= Attacks:Dark Typhoon Her Glare Attack are deadly and her typhoon spells does about 1200 damage so i suggest you equip the ebony jewel for protection against darkness. It will help a lot. Use the person that seemd to exert the most damges on Zora to be the main attacking character while the other heal him. No matter what, put your healing charcater ub priority. Once in a while, you can use one of the stronger healing character to attack Zora. When she is down, Songi will appear as usual as a nosey parker and set off to destroy the mist generator. The Floating Castle will then collapse and you have only 6 minutes to escape from the clutches of death. Keep on heading. Fighting enemies will not take off the time. head to the entrance and a scene will follow by Soren Flyers appearing to rescue you. ======================================================================= Conkram ======================================================================= Items founded: Spirit Jewel, Lost Grail, Healing Fruit. This place is a whole sim-seru town. Everyone is possessed by serus and is part of it. Head to the castle up the winding stairway and into the seconf floor. Head forward to a flower-like thing and speak with Noa's mother. She will ask you to get the seru flame which can be obtained from Noa's father in the underground laboratory. Head to the first floor. Then into the stairs on the left. Speak to the two guards and they will let the way in. head downstairs and talk with Noa's father who is surrounded by a barrier of some kind to obtain the seru flame. Head back to Noa's mother again and go into the room to the upper right into the room of mirrors. ======================================================================= Past Conkram ======================================================================= Items founded:Power Water, Magic Fruit, Wisdom Water, Swift Water. You will be in past Conkram. Your mission is to obtain the Nenesis Gem so that the Absolute Forteress can be opened. Head around the town. Stock up on weapons and items if you wish. After exploring,head into the inn to get a good noght sleep. It is free. next day, the demonstration will start. However the experiment went wrong and the mist came out. Head to the underground laboratory and go into the hole. ======================================================================= Rogue's Tower ======================================================================= Items founded: Magic Armband, Phoenix, Fury Boost, Guardian Chain. This tower is quite frustrating. You need to teleport from one teleportation to another. Dont go into the teleportation where the place turns into a seru-like thing. You will get to the wrong place. Go into the teleportation only when the screen has stablised. You will need to fight Caruban and Berseker here. You objective is to get to the place where there is a big teleportation. However you need to defeat Caruban and Bersker first before it will be activated. After a series of fighting and finding ways, you will reach a save point. Save here. You will not like to repeat the whole process again,won't you. Anyway the rogue boss in front is quite hard with a sim-seru at the top. Suck it. Anyway, go into the teleportataion and you will end up in a room with pillars of some sort. Head south between the pillars only and you will encounter rogue ======================================================================= Boss:Rogue ======================================================================= Rogue is quite a tough guy. You will be temoted to use point card on him. However, you will need it for the later part of the game. Use miracle arts on him. Don't use elixirs here. You will need them to defeat Cort if you are too weak later on. Use spirit to defend against his special attacks. He can change into various elements and use element attacks against you so be careful. You will have a scene whereby Rogue's Tower will fall and you will be prompted by the ra-serus to escape. You will be given the Nenesis Gem so warp back to the past after you have gotton it. Also talk to the queen for Minea's Ring. It can give you 25% more hps! Go to the Absolute Fortress now. ======================================================================= Jette's Absolute Foretress ======================================================================= Item founded:Life Armband, Rainbow Jewel, Golden Claw, Unholy Icon, Wonder Amulet, Wonder Elixir, Great Axe, Warrior Icon, Lost Grail. This fortress is just like the floating castle.Here, Noa throws the Nemesis Gem into the Gate, destroying it. Procede and collect the tresure up the hill. Save when possible. Continue and you'll find a pool of Mist. Take the treasure from the right and procede left. Continue until Noa starts talking. You'll come across Juggernaut. Anyway, follow the path and in the door for treasure, then continue left. Continue straight until you find a treasure chest. Now go back until you come across a split in the path. Go left (or right) and then down. You'll come across these blue arrows that summon platforms. Go on it and ride it across to get the treasure, then go back. Go up and save. Above this, notice the rapid transport switches. They move the platforms in different directions. First take the treasure to the right, and then move the right switch. Go back to the platforms and collect the treasure. Next, go back to move the left switch, and you'll find Jette, self-proclaimed apostle of the Mist. He moves the top lever. He'll also fight you. ======================================================================= Jette ======================================================================= He's not too hard, if you keep healing every other battle and keep using your combos. His regular attacks didn't always hit me, but his Shadow Break was lethal. Still, he seemed easy enough. Don't pay much attention to his clone, it's practically harmless. Focus on the first Jette. Now move the lever back to the left. Go back to the arrow room and through the door. Follow the path, which will start to get repetitive. When approaching the fork, go right for treasure. Then go back to the fork and go up. Procede and go up the elevator when you have the chance. Go around the elevator for treasure and continue. Save when you can and procede. You'll soon find the Mist Generator. Prince Cort also arrives. He attacks you. ======================================================================= Cort ======================================================================= He immediatly summons a shield that protects him from most of your attacks. Regular attacks won't work. Use combos and heal when your HP goes below 1500. After a while, his shield will disappear and he'll have a spell. He will summon Juggernaut to attack. He isn't impossible to defeat, right? ======================================================================= Cort:Seond Stragety ======================================================================= I finish the points in my point card and I had to fight manually instead of finishing the battle so quickly as before. I recommended Ebony Jewel, Speed Chain, Wonder Elixir,unholy icon, Earth Talisamn and Life Grail to use equip and use here. At the start, use wonder elixirs on your charcater to boost their stats. I suggest using 3 on it on the person who have the life grail and the rest equally amongthe other characters. Your speed and power will now supreme Cort. Use the person that has the life grail as the healer and the rest as attackers. Use miracle arts against him. It will do about 4000 damgaes now since you have taken the wonder elixirs. I suggest using Noa's miracle arts. Also keep your hps above 1200 and above. Cort dies, and so does the Absolute Fortress. You'll have to leave in a hurry, just like for the Floating Castle. Unfortunatly, the path is blocked. To get out, use the Door of Light. Congradulations, but it is not over yet. ======================================================================= Rim Elm ======================================================================= You will end up at Rim Elm. Talk to Gala who is at the Genesis Tree and then to Noa who is at the elder's house. Songi will appear and turn the village into a sim-seru just like Conkram. Finish all the side quests now. ======================================================================= Through Uru Mais to Seru-Kai ======================================================================= Items founded: Triumph Armor, Magic Fruit, Life Water, Healing Berry, Magic Water. Call to Tiag in Uru Mais. You will be taken to the Seru-kai. Go right for treasure then go left. Take the treasure, then go up and to the right. Go down for treasure and then go up. Go up for treasure and then go left. At the crossroads, go to the upper right path. Go left for treasure, then go right. Save the game before going up. You'll find the Great Genesis Tree. You'll also find Songi, saping the life out of it. You'll now fight. ======================================================================= Songi ======================================================================= Jus use the point card on him. It's damn easy. You may also want o try the tactic that I have use for Cort Songi will die and the Haris will appear to save the Genesis tree. The Genesis tree is saved and you will return to the real world in Mount Rikuora as the genesis tree in Rim Elm is dead. ======================================================================= Inside Juggernaut ======================================================================= Items found: Ra-Seru Armor, Ra-Seru Robe, Ra-Seru Plate, Crimson Book, Lost Grail, Ra-Seru Boots, Mei's Pendant, Ra-Seru Shoes, Miracle Water, Ra-Seru Thongs, Magic Armband, Ra-Seru Club, Ra-Seru Fangs, Ra-Seru Blade. How ironic, that the place where you began the game is the same place where it ends! What you have to do here is go into Juggernaut through its mouth. Inside, follow the path until you reach a fork. Go right for treasure. Keep going until you reach another fork and go left. Take the treasure and go left. Continue and take another treasure that's coming up. Keep going. Dive into the rapids when you can. Take the treasure and continue. At the crossroads, go right and follow the path. Save the game when you can and continue. Inside the cave, paths open up as you jump on the things that appear from the bottom.. Go up for treasure and speak to the people. Go back on the path and head left. Take more treasure. Keep going up. Talk to Mei to get Mei's Pendant. Follow the path left, and take the tresure. Take the path up now and then right and down to talk to some of your friends. Now go north of the Village Elder and up to visit your father. He'll give you something. Now take the left path and up. Keep going and collect the treasure. When you come to a fork, go all the way to the left. Take the treasure and go back to the fork. Now go right for more treasure. Now go down the middle path. At the next fork, go right for treasure, then go down the middle one for more treasure, and finally down the right one. Save when you can. The two things on the floor have to be pressed down together for you to continue. Get fully prepared for the last battle. Equip your Lost Grails, because now you are going to need them. After doing so, go up. Soon you'll fall down a pit and find Juggernaut's weak point. You'll now fight Cort. Cort (revised) Final Boss. Finally! Anyway attack and heal. Use any items you have remaining, I suggest using the Fury Boosts. Use your Ra-Seru wisly here. Cort's Final Blaster will kill you, so the Lost Grails are useful here. Kill him quick before he uses it again. His Doomsday may also do this. Be careful! Hopefully you'll eventually kill this creature. Yippe! You've finally beaten the game. Watch as Cort and Juggernaut get destroyed. Unfortunatly, the Ra-Seru disappear. Rim Elm is saved because of them. Talk to everyone and enjoy the ending. ======================================================================= 4 Different Endings In All! ======================================================================= There are 4 different and awesome endings together. There may seems nothing to do but its well worth the effort. You will meet Dr Usha at the Genesis Tree in Rim Rlm. Talk to him for some fun. 1st Ending-To see the Mist-free World You will see the World with Mei with evryone of the game waving to you at the end of the game 2nd Ending- To tell Noa my true feeling Mei will marry Igunas and you will seek Noa by yourself 3rd Ending- To become a Biron Monk Mei will wait valiantly for you ======================================================================= Secrets and Mini Games ======================================================================= Secrets and Mini Games in this game called the Legend of Legaia are extremely sercretive and exciting. The Mini Games can be found in the Tower of Sol in Karisto Kingdom after you seek the help of Octum on a train. However,secrets can be usually found at all parts of the world. Such secrets can usually enhanced your character's power. These secret items are also called rs-seru. However, they possess the power to summon the gurdian of the ra-seru istead of the normal ones which just absorb and level the powers. They are about 8 ra-seru. I have only recieved emails from those who have completed the games. The secret below are obtained from some of my schooling friends who have completed the game. Oh Oh,no time to talk,read below if you want to find out the different locations of the ra-seru!!!! ======================================================================= The Point Card ======================================================================= This Card takes off 5% off the price of every item you have bought. Note that it is not a discount card. It just takes off 5% of the price and converted them as points. This point can be used as offensive materials against enemies that are difficult to defeat. If your card is over 10000 points, the maximum damage can only be 9999 but don't worry the point card will still have 1 point left.10000-9999=1. Another trick related to the point card is to use the Infinte money Gameshark code. Buy as many items a you can with the Gameshark code and the point card will accumulate many points. Each attack you used will be 9999. Isn't that cool? ======================================================================= Platinum Card ======================================================================= The Platinum Crad can be found at Drake Castle in the room where the Drake was trapped inside a cage when he was a seru. Search the northern wall for it. ======================================================================= Secret Raseru-8 in All!!!-By Asura ======================================================================= When you are nearing the end of the game,you will get the opportunity to wander about to find some of the secret items. As I have said in the introduction of the secret sections Dark RaSeru: Ra-Seru Jedo (200 MP) - Attack Type : Dark - Attack Name : Deadly Promise - Targets : All Enemies - How To Obtain : After the final battle with Songi at Seru-Kai, go to the West Voz Forest and pick up Dark Stone below the dead genesis tree. Bring the stone to Zalan and he'll change it into Dark Talisman. Equip it and you'll be able to use Jedo. Earth RaSeru: Ra-Seru Palma (200 MP) - Attack Type : Earth - Attack Name : Meteor Cluster - Targets : All Enemies - How To Obtain : Try to win or get 10,000 coins and talk to the girl in the coin exchange place. She will offer to give you Earth Ra-Seru egg for 10,000 coins. Bring the egg to Zalan and he will make Earth Talisman out of it. Light RaSeru: Ra-Seru Horn (200 MP) - Attack Type : Light - Attack Name : Resurrector - Targets : All Allies - How To Obtain : After you revive the genesis tree in Buma, Cara will give you ight Ra-Seru Egg. Bring it to Zalan and he'll make Light Talisman out of it. Equip it and you'll be able to use Horn. Water RaSeru: Ra-Seru Mule (200 MP) - Attack Type : Water - Attack Name : Deep Avalanche - Targets : All Enemies - How To Obtain : Try to get 20,000 and you can get Water Ra-Seru Egg. Bring this egg to Zalan, and he will make Water Talisman out of it. Fire RaSeru: Ra-Seru Meta (240 MP) - Attack Type : Fire - Attack Name : Inferno - Targets : All Enemies - How To Obtain : Check the genesis tree in Sol after the final fight with Songi.(must have learned all the art moves). Thunder RaSeru: Ra-Seru Ozma (240 MP) - Attack Type : Thunder - Attack Name : Voltagor - Targets : All Enemies - How To Obtain : Check the genesis tree in East Voz Forest after the final fight with Songi (must have learned all the art moves). Wind RaSeru: Ra-Seru Terra (240 MP) - Attack Type : Wind - Attack Name : Queen Twister - Targets : All Enemies - How To Obtain : Check the genesis tree in Mt. Rikuroa after the final fight with Songi (must have learned all the art moves). Evil Seru: Juggernaut (255 MP) - Attack Type : Evil - Attack Name : Unknown - Targets : All Enemies - How To Obtain : Level up all your character to 99, then go to Ratayu and talk to Saryu. Get the key to enter the Juggernaut room. You'll get Evil Talisman that would enable you to use Juggernaut spell. Each of these raserus have unique powers such as the light raseru which can be used to resurrect people. They are extremely useful in helping to defeat enemies. They may also be used to against the last boss. Wait and See???? ======================================================================= Mini Games-Tricks all Revealed ======================================================================= Mini Games in Legend of Legaia are fun to play. Howver they can be difficult compared to other rpg games. ======================================================================= The Dance Contest ======================================================================= Once you have reached the city or tower of Sol in the Karisto Kingdom,you will be ble to participate in the Dance Contest in the Disco.However you need to get the Old card which can be obtained in the casino. You must win them in a particular game them. Anyone familiar with Paparra the Rapper will get this timing easily. If not, good luck to all of him. Also use your traingle specials to get a good lead. ======================================================================= The Casino In Sol ======================================================================= The Best way to get started is to get anything from the casino. You will need to collect some coins first . The most easiest and popular game is to play the Baka fighter. The Enemies are easy to defeat. Just keeping on attacking them with one particular button. Once you get the points,you can either enter the arena or the slot machine to get a lot more. The slots may be a bit easier but for those tough guys ,try the arena so as to be a little more bit challenging. For the Slot,try to get three punches or kicks for the really big money Special Prizes Evil God Icon 10000 Lost Grail 8000 Life Armsband 5000 Deluxe Rod 2500 Vitality Ring 1000 War Soul 1000 Spirit Jewel 800 Magic Ring 500 Guardian Ring 400 Incense 200 ======================================================================= == Fishing Spot near Vidna ======================================================================= == Mettle Armband 1500 points: AP aquired up 25% Power Ring 1000 points: Power up 20% Healing Fruit 500 pts: 800 HPs party Lippian Flute 200 pts: Never got it to work; used in battle to summon Lippian. Spikefish Flute 200 pts: Spikefish comes, blows up, allowing you to escape the battle. NOTE: There are two fishing spots one near Vidna, the other near Buma. The points acquired from fishing are totaled for use in either pond "store". ======================================================================= == Fish Spot near Buma ======================================================================= == Life Grail 6500 pts: Accessory; Character heals 200 HPs each turn in battle Magic Grail 6500 pts: Accessory; Character gains 20 MPs each turn. Spirit Talisman 5000 pts: Accessory; Consume 50% less MP. Lippian Flute 200 pts Spikefish Flute 200 pts ======================================================================= == MUSCLE DOME GUIDE: ======================================================================= == Gaining 100 + coins for entry into the Muscle Dome. Method: Baka Fighter game Select Gala. Battle 1: Black Puira--  button only 2 coins Battle 2: Gomboo-- X button only 4 coins 6 total Battle 3: Skeleton-- O button only 6 coins 12 total Battle 4: Wolf--Attack with either  or X button until you get a clean hit; this should take at most two tries. When you have hit the wolf to where only he got hit alternate between  and X for an easy win. Ex. (clean) X  X  X ........... Battle 5: Xain Attack with the O button, even if you both get hurt until you hit him three times cleanly. Then hit him low three times quickly with the X button. Then hit him with the circle button until you get three clean hits then hit him low with the X button three times, etc. NOTE: This is the only battle so far that requires speedy pressing of the buttons to be effective. O O O X X X O O O X X X..... 50 coins total Battle 6: O O O    X X X until you defeat it. Battle 7: X O     until it is defeated. Battle 8: O O X until enemy is defeated. Battle 9: X O  repeat. Battle 10: O X   repeat. Battle 11: X  O O repeat. Battle 12:   X X O O X X repeat. Battle 13: Songi (Okay People if you made it this far its Big Bad Boss Time!) Songi is your toughest opponent in Baka Fight and can end your winning streak very easily. Some of the moves you do he will sometimes counter even if you use these moves, but he is beatable. Use X   X O O O X   X O O repeat. DEFINITELY save before you enter the Beginner's tournament. Only Vahn will enter the tournament, Noa and Gala will shy away from it. If you don't win the beginner's tournament you will wind up with less coins than you started with. Winning the Beginner's tournament earns you over 818 coins. I don't feel that any of the items in the Muscle Dome are worth getting in the Muscle Dome, except for the Deluxe Rod. The Evil God Icon has essentially the same function as the Bronze Book, and I believe the Bronze Book is more effective. The Holy Grail is the Lost Grail item which you can get from defeating Slipperys while equpped with the Bronze Book. The Bronze Book can be purchased at Usha Research Center, north of Sol. Beginner's Course--Can use equipment, accessories, magic, spirit, but no items. Accessories I equipped: War Soul, Defender Chain, Mettle Armband Magic recommended: Spoon (strongest healing magic) Round 1: Red Puira Round 2: Skeleton Round 3: Drake Ghost Round 4: Caruban Round 5: Gola Gola Round 6: Zeto 5,000 HPs, Spirit when he calls wave Round 7: Viguro Round 8: Xain (Bull boss) 10,000 HPs, Spirit after he charges Reward: 818 coins Expert Course--No weapons or armor, accessories OK, magic OK, Spirit OK, no items. Accessories I used: War Soul, Defender Chain, Mettle Gem Magic recommended: Spoon Round 1: Black Puira Round 2: High Gomboo Round 3: Dark Ogre (Hard!) Approx. 3500 HPs Round 4: Gold Bison Approx. 3500 HPs Round 5: Ironman Approx. 2500 HPs Round 6: Caruban < 1200 HPs Round 7: Aluru < 1200 HPs Round 8: Xain 10,000 HPs Reward: 1500+ coins Master Course--No weapons or armor, No items, No magic, Accessories OK, Spirit OK. Accessories I used: Defender Chain, Wonder Amulet, Life Grail NOTE: I had to use these accessories to win and was level 53. ** With these accessories equipped, you can defend all of most bosses normal attacks by spiriting (Exception Jette). This way if your HPs are low you can spirit and heal the full 200 HPs from the Life Grail. Vahn's Miracle Art: R D L U L U R D L 99 AP Round 1: Ironman ~2500 HPs Round 2: Viguro ~1200 HPs Raise spirit on this round. Round 3: Gold Bison ~3500 HPs Round 4: Caruban <1200 HPs Raise spirit for next round. Round 5: Zeto 5000 HPs Round 6: Berserker ~4500 HPs; will poison or rot you (Wonder Amulet) Round 7: Xain 10,000 HPs Round 8: Dohati ~30,000 HPs; will poison Round 9: Lu Delilas ~10,000 HPs; she will attack twice, then do her special move Plasma Strike, which you should spirit before to avoid major damage. Round 10: Che Delilas ~12,000 HPs; same as Lu he will attack twice and then do his Megaton press move, which you need to spirit BEFORE to reduce damage. Round 11: Gi Delilas ~10,000-11,000 HPs; same pattern as the other Delilases. Round 12: Zora ~21,500-22,500 HPs; will eventually run out of magic after 6 to 8 spells; also uses glare to turn you to stone. Round 13: Jette ~33,200-35,800 HPs; ignore clones there are virtually harmless keep track of the real deal; will eventually run out of magic after 6 to 8 spells. Reward: 13,800+ Coins and first time only a War God Icon. HINTS AND TIPS: --------------- 1) When you first control Noa, save at the Memory Statue nearby. Follow Terra to the training ground, and fight the easier Red Puiras or the Black Puiras. After each battle you can talk to Terra to heal and after a couple of battles he will teach you an arts. I recommend you fight here and raise levels until Terra forces you to stop. You will have to fight solo for a period, so you don't to be weak. Once you meet up with Terra again, it joins your party as a computer controlled character that cannot be killed. Don't worry about Noa's health because Terra will heal you when necessary and even revive you. It is a good idea to raise levels with the Wolf before you progress too far, as you wind up losing the wolf Terra before the boss. 2) Typically you are alerted to a boss by the presence of a Memory Statue before a doorway or cave. One exception is in Nivora Ravine (see below). 3) When you first control Noa and are on the map screen, head east in the direction of the mist, instead of south to Mt. Rikuroa . This is one of four paths to what you will learn is a mist generator, and this is the only time you will be able to check that path. I have entered two of the paths while the mist was too thick and in both instances the cutscenes had a chest in each, one of which was an Ivory Book. I failed to check all four paths before I thinned the mist with the Genesis Tree. KEY MOVE FOR NOA: I am not sure if you are eventually taught this move, but it is best to learn it early on. It requires 5 moves on the action gauge, you may have to spirit to use it initially. TOUGH LOVE ART: D U D L R (down up down left right) 30 AP This move charms an enemy and I have NEVER had it fail on any regular enemy. The two mains uses I found for this art are as follows: a) There is a new, tough enemy amongst others. Perform TOUGH LOVE on that enemy and eliminate the others, sometimes the charmed enemy will help out. You can recharm the same enemy if you accidentally hit him with TOUGH LOVE again if you want. b) You other characters are low in AP and you want to give them time to raise their AP before next battle or before attacking the enemy. Use TOUGH LOVE on the last enemy and then spirit on all characters until you are satisfied with their AP levels. I have never had any enemy become uncharmed on its own. 4) When you get to Vidna, go south to the beach and grab the fishing gear by examining it and then talking to the guy lying down. Go to the bath house where the slot machine is and the guy will give you 10 coins. Don't waste them on the slot machine, instead talk tot he guy selling coins for 100 G each and when you say no he will ask you to you want to trade for items. Say Yes and then buy some bait for fishing. Go to the fishing spot southest of Vidna, and you can earn some items. 5) When you reach Sol, you will likely have to raise levels in lower mist levels and rest at the inn upstairs when necessary. You can go to the very top of Sol and talk to the Master, but you will have to fight a hard boss. Anyway once you reach the top you will have to then gain access to the basement by feeding the golden chests in the lower mist levels Soru Bread. You need 7 loaves which can be obtained two ways: From the Bakery for 6000 G each or 100 coins each from the muscle dome. I suggest you raise levels, save and try out the beginner's course on the Muscle Dome. The entrance fee each time is 100 coins. See the Muscle Dome guide above for details on how to acquire the 100 coins and winning. 6) In Sol, at the top after talking to the Master you will have to face a tough boss. Be prepared to fight a tougher version of the same boss in Warrior's Square in the basement of Sol. Be sure to talk to the Emperor in the Inn on the 1st floor of Sol to get the password to the Usha Research Center. You have to talk into the pipe inside the bottom area of Usha Research Center to enter the password, so they send the elevator down. The password is X X Triangle O . 7) When you get the Bronze book from Usha Research System equip it immediately on one of your characters. This is one of the best items in the game, as it dramatically increases your chance on acquiring an item from winning a battle. Items I have acquired include: Healing Berry, Healing Fruit, Magic Fruit, Lost Grail, and Spirit Talisman. 8) In Nivora Ravine, do not proceed past the first save point unless you are comfortable with the idea of all your characters fighting solo. I suggest raising to level 35. Past the first save, you split up and head down different paths. *** Look for cave entrances as Vahn should find the Mettle Gem (BE SURE TO GET THIS ITEM), Noa the Rainbow Jewel, and Gala the Spirit Talisman I believe. You cannot save before fighting the bosses of this level, the Delilases, and Che Delilas, the first boss, is tough. Here are the matchups: Gala vs. Che Delilas: Equip Guardian Ring and Defender Chain Noa vs. Lu Delilas Vahn vs. Gi Delilas: Mettle Gem **Important Note--The Delilases all have the same fighting pattern: They attack normally twice, then they do a special move which unless you spirit to defend against you will get pummeled. 9) To get the Soren Book of Arts in the Floating Fortress, in the room with the "Hideous Torture Device" go to the switch and activate it. In the remains in the device is the Soren Book. 10) After defeating Songi in Seru-kai, your party will be warped to the top of Mt. Rikuroa. Touch the Genesis Tree and Terra will learn a new spell called Terra and power up. Use the Door of Light to leave, then warp to Sol and got to the Genesis Tree in the basement. Touching this Tree will power up Vahn's Meta Ra-Seru and teach him the spell Meta. Go to the Genesis Tree in East Voz Forest to power up Gala's Ozma Ra-Seru. 11) When going to the Juggernaut, don't be fearful of entering as you can leave by foot or a Door of Light, and there are two save points. The second being just before the final boss. You will want to get the Crimson Book, so raising levels is quicker (see items). You will also find the best armor and weapons for all of you characters in the Juggernaut. 12) The optional boss, Lapis, attacks you on the top of Mt. Dhini if you return there. He is the hardest boss in the game. I recommend getting Lost Grails from defeating Slipperys. All having the War God Icon, Speed Chain, Speed Ring, Defender Chain, and Phoenixes helps. Good Luck, Lapis has approx. 70,000 HPs and typically kills a non- defending character in one set of attacks. You will want to get the equipment from inside the Juggernaut, and be at least around level 50. You get the Evil Medallion from him. Trying to get all of the Seru Magics? Look no further than the Juggernaut. Outside of the Juggernaut, you can learn the spells Grimard, Vera, & Theeder. In the Juggernaut there are two types of enemies per area and they typically alternate in appearance. Since these enemies are level 3 you will probably need to equip the Ivory Book to learn the spells, especially for Spoon, Iota, Gilium, etc. ======================================================================= Magic Charts-All Magic revealed!!! ======================================================================= There are 21 magics in all. Some may argue there are three. However the truth is the 22nd one is just a myth. Nobody has known whether it has existed or not. Whoever has find out. Please kindly let me know ======================================================================= Name Element MP Used Effect Targets ======================================================================= Nighto Dark 13 Hell's Music Single Enemy Puero Dark 120 Dream Illusion All Enemies Mushura Earth 60 Crazy Driver All Enemies Kemaro Earth 72 Fang Single Enemy Iota Earth 90 Odd Dimension All Enemies Gimard Fire 10 Burning Attack Single Enemy Zenoir Fire 36 Vertical Hammer Single Enemy Gola Gola Fire 40 Fire All Enemies Vera Light 6 Mystic Care Single Ally Orb Light 18 Restore All Companion All Allies Spoons Light 45 Holy eyes All Alilies Aluru Light 90 Final Blaster Single Enemy Theeder Thunder 24 Turning Laser Single Enemy Viguro Thunder 64 Plasma Storm All Enemies Gillium Thunder 160 Space Cannon All Enemies Gozem Water 28 Bubble Crush Poision All Enemies Freed Water 90 Freezing Point All Enemies Slippery Water 110 Deadly Rain All Enemies Swordie Water 32 Sonicizer Single Enemy Nova Wind 48 Violent Wind Single Enemy Barra Wind 85 Hell Dive Single Enemy ======================================================================= Items, Accessories, Etc. List (descriptions and locations): firstname.lastname@example.org ======================================================================= ++: can be acquired from winning battles with enemies, especially with the Bronze Book equipped !!: Recommended Item; explanation Healing Leaf/Shroom: Recover 200 HP (Early towns)++ Healing Flower: Recover 800 HP++ Healing Berry: Recover all HP++ Healing Bloom: 200 HPs party Healing Fruit: 800 HPs party++ Magic Leaf: 50 MPs++ Magic Fruit: 200 MPs++ Antidote: Cure venom (Rim Elm, Hunter's Spring, Drake Castle) Medicine: Cure all status ailments (Drake Castle) Phoenix: Restore life (about half HP) Fury Boost: Extends action gauge for entire battle (For coins in Vidna,Sol) Door of Light: Teleport out of Dungeons (Nearly everywhere) Door of Wind: Teleport to a city you have been to (Jeremi, etc.) Incense: Decreases enemy encounter rate (Bought with Gold or coins) Power Elixir: Attack up for one battle (For coins in Vidna) Shield Elixir: Defense up for one battle (For coins in Vidna) Speed Elixir: Speed up for one battle (For coins in Vidna) Wonder Elixir: All stats up for one battle Power Water: Permanent increase in power +4 (From Ironman with Bronze Book; On Mt. Dhini) Speed Water: Speed +4 Magic Water: MP +8 Life Water: HP +16 Wisdom Water: Perm. increase in INT +4 Miracle Water: all stats +4 Life Ring/Mei's Pendant: Max HPs up 10% Life Armband: Max HPs up 25% Magic Ring: Max MPs up 10% Magic Armband: Max MPs up 25% Spirit Jewel: Consume 25% less MP Spirit Talisman: Consume 50% less MP (Defeat Iota with Bronze Book equipped) ++!! Power Ring: Attack up 20% !! Scarlet Jewel: Upper DeFense UDF up 20% Azure Jewel: Lower DeFense LDF up 20% Guardian Ring: UDF and LDF up 20% !! Useful on Noa throughout Speed Ring: Speed up 20% !! Useful on slow Gala Wisdom Ring: Intelligence up 20% Vitality Ring: Agility up 20% (Buy from Camper at Karisto Station, after The Floating Train goes to the Station). Mettle Gem: Consume 50% less AP!!! (In a cave on Vahn's path in Nivora Ravine, On a return visit to Rim Elm late in the game, talk to the Monk who trained you at the beginning of the game and say you want to practice. Warning he is very hard, but if you win you get a Mettle Gem). Unholy Icon: Penetrate an enemy's defense. Warrior Icon: Counterattack at a fixed rate. Evil God Icon: Steal items from enemies and attack (Muscle Dome). War God Icon: !!Great item, Allows your character to attack twice in a row; If you use a Miracle, Super, Hyper, or regular art you AP are not deducted for the repeated attack. If Vahn has the Mettle Gem (Consume 50% AP), then it is possible to perform two Miracle attacks for only 49 AP!! (Obtained by winning the Master Tournament at the Muscle Dome). I am not certain if you can acquire more War God Icons by winning the Master level again. Evil Medallion: Character goes in to uncontrollable rage, performing multiple arts attacks. (Defeat Lapis at top of Mt. Dhini on return visit) Speed Chain: Get the first turn in battle (From dance teacher after winning the Dance Tournament). Slowness Chain: Get the last turn in battle. (Ratayu; Mayor of Octam for the Spring Salts). Target Chain: Increase rate of successful hits (Hunter's Spring,Drake Castle, Wind Tunnel). Defender Chain: Increase rate of successful blocks (Spring, Drake Castle, Wind Tunnel)!! **I found this item invaluabe on the Expert and Master modes of the Muscle Dome in Sol. Guardian Chain: Neither you nor your enemy can block attacks. Cure Amulet: Nullify all Venom Attacks. (Wind Tunnel) Pure Amulet: Nullify all venom and toxin attacks. (Jeremi) Forest Amulet: Nullify all rot attacks. Magic Amulet: Nullify all curse attacks. (Jeremi) Wonder Amulet: Nullify all abnormal statuses. **In my opinion the following elemental jewels are not worth obtaining. Earth Jewel: Earth defense up (Biron,Wind Tunnel, Upper Octam). Water Jewel: Water defense up. (Biron,Wind Tunnel, Upper Octam) Fire Jewel: Fire defense up. (Biron, Wind Tunnel, Upper Octam) Tempest Jewel: Wind Defense up. (Biron, Wind Tunnel, Upper Octam) Ebony Jewel: Dark defense up (Upper Octam). Madlight Jewel: Thunder defense up (Upper Octam). Luminous Jewel: Light defense up (Upper Octam). Rainbow Jewel: Defense up against all elements (Noa's path in Life Grail: Recover 200 HP after each turn (Buy from Warehouse in Sol for 40,000 G or from points from fishing at the pond near Buma). !! This item is an absolute necessity for winning in the Master Tournament at Muscle Dome. Magic Grail: Recover 20 MP each turn (Buma Fishing Spot or found in the in the side of the wreckage of Uru Mais after the Juggernaut attack). Lost Grail/Holy Grail: Recover all HPs after HP reach zero. (Can acquire once at Muscle Dome in Sol, With Bronze book by defeating Slipperys). Mettle Ring: Increase AP acquired from spirit or hits from enemies by 10% (Vidna, Ratayu) Mettle Armband: Increase AP acquired by 25% War Soul: Increase attacking power of arts (Acquire once in Vidna from man sells coins for 100 G each, With Platinum Card in Buma) Ivory Book: Increases your chance of learning a spell from a Seru you defeat. **Note you cannot use Seru magic to kill an enemy you want to learn a new spell from, you must use weapons or arts. Golden Book: Increase gold obtained after battle by 25% (Usha Research). Crimson Book: Doubles users EXP earned (In Juggernaut final stage, can use the Door of Light to exit). Golden Compass: Increases party's rate of attacking first (Wind Tunnel) Silver Compass: Decrease rate of being ambushed (Wind Tunnel) Chicken Heart: Increases success rate of escaping from battle. Chicken Safe: Increase defense while escaping (Ratayu). Chicken Guard: Prevent enemy from escaping (Ratayu). Chicken King: Escape from any battle except bosses (Run from Master Course's first battle in Muscle Dome) Life Source: Recover 5 HPs per step (Camper at Karisto Station once mist clears, must have Platinum Card: 50,000 G). Magic Source: Recover 1 MP per step (Karisto Station, Platinum Card) Mettle Source: Recover AP while walking (Karisto Station, Platinum Card). Good Luck Bell: Decreases enemy encounter rate. Bad Luck Bell: Increases enemy encounter rate (Usha Research Center). Light Ra-Seru Egg 1: Increases Light Defense (Becomes Ozma Ra-Seru from East Voz Forest Genesis Tree). Light Ra-Seru Egg 2: Increases Light defense (Obtained from Cara late in quest; bring to Zalan in Jeremi) Light Talisman: Increases Light defense; User has new healing spell "Horn" (Created from Light Ra-Seru Egg 2 by Zalan of Jeremi) Dark Stone: Increases Dark defense (Found returning to West Voz Forest later in game; bring to Zalan in Jeremi) Dark Talisman: Increases Dark defense; User has new Death spell "Jedo" (Created from Dark Stone by Zalan in Jeremi) Point Card: (Found in desk on the 2nd floor of Rim Elm's item shop on a return visit); Acquires points for purchases, etc. The points accumulated can then be used to inflict damage on an enemy in battle. Fire Book I: Teaches Vahn Tornado Flame Hyper Art (In bookshelf at the save and Drake Castle location at Drake Castle; The door at the top of the throne room). Spring Salts: Used to make a hot spring bath (Vidna Steam Generator room). Mary's Diary: Arts Book found in Bookshelf in Sol basement; return it to the monk at the top of Sol. Soren Book of Arts: Found in Floating Fortress in the Torture machine. Soren Flute: Used to call the Soren on Mountain (given by Gantes) Minea's Ring: HP max up 25% (From Noa's mother in Conkram) Mei's Pendant: HP max up 10% (Given to Vahn from Mei when she is brought to Vahn's house during mist attack). Seru Flame: Increases AP accrual by 25% Zalan Crown: Increases AP accrual by 10% Camera Stone: Take pictures in certain areas (breaks after four uses). Weed Hammer: Breaks weeds blocking path (West Voz Forest). Ruin's Key: Opens Uru Mais Door (From Dr. Usha's wife) Old Rod: Beginner's Fishing Rod (Beach in Vidna) Deluxe Rod: Expert's Fishing Rod (Muscle Dome) Legendary Rod: Master's Fishing Rod (Found in Usha Research Center) Swimsuit: All eyes will be on you (Sol Dance Contest Winner) Gold Card: Membership card for the disco in Sol (Muscle Dome) Platinum Card: Hidden items show up in some shops (Drake Castle--In the door to the top left in the throne room: Search the top left small window) 10,000 G: Prize money for winning the Dance Contest in Sol. ======================================================================= == 7.Enemy List ======================================================================= == Enemies Name:Acid Slime Founded:Karisto Name:Amethyst Founded:Nivora Ravine Name:Berserker Sky Gardens (boss) Name:Berserker Lv2 Rogue's Tower (boss) Name:Berserker Lv3 Rogue's Tower (boss) Name:Black Piura Snowdrift Cave Name:Blue Piura Snowdrift Cave Name:Boogie Pump Uru Mais Name:Caruban Mt. Rikuroa (boss) Name:Caruban Lv2 Rogue's Tower (boss) Name:Caruban Lv3 Rogue's Tower (boss) Name:Che Delialas Nivora Ravine (boss) Name:Cort Jette's Fortress (boss) Name:Curry Devil Octam (Mist). Name:Dark Ogre Karisto Name:(dark) Nighto West Vos Forest. Name:(dark) Nighto Lv2 Jeremi Name:(dark) Nighto Lv3 Bio Castle Name:(dark) Puera Floating Castle Name:(dark) Puera Lv2 Jette's Fortress Name:(dark) Puera Lv3 Bio Castle Name:Dead Bone Sol Name:Death Trigger Karisto Name:Death Wings Sebucus Name:(demon) Cort Bio Castle Name:Demon Fly Ratayu Name:Devil Pump Vidna (Mist) Name:Dohati Dohati's Castle Name:Drake Ghost Drake Castle (Mist) Name:(earth) Iota Rogue Tower Name:(earth) Iota Lv2 Jette's Fortress Name:(earth) Iota Lv3 Bio Castle Name:(earth) Kemaro Sol Name:(earth) Kemaro Lv2 Conkram (Mist) Name:(earth) Kemaro Lv3 Bio Castle Name:(earth) Mushura Ratayu Name:(earth) Mushura Lv2 Floating Castle Name:(earth) Mushura Lv3 Bio Castle Name:Evil Fly Drake Name:Evil Shadow Ratayu Name:(fire) Gimard Rim Elm, Drake Castle Name:(fire) Gimard Lv2 B. Monastery Name:(fire) Gimard Lv3 Bio Castle Name:(fire) Gola Gola Fire Path (island) Name:(fire) Gola Gola Lv2 Rogue Tower Name:(fire) Gola Goal Lv3 Bio Castle Name:(fire) Zenoir Zeto's Dungeon Name:(fire) Zenoir Lv 2 Dohati's Castle Name:(fire) Zenoir Lv 3 Bio Castle Name:Frog Drake, Voz Forest Name:Garnet Mt. Dhini Name:Gaza Sol (boss) Name:Gaza (#2) Warrior's Square Name:Gel Frog Fire Path Name:Ghost Knight Sol Name:Gi Delilas Nivora Ravine (boss) Name:Giant Rat Karisto Name:Gobu Gobu Drake, Snowdrift Cave Name:Gold Bison Conkram Name:Gold Face Shadow Gate Name:Golem Mt. Rikuroa Name:Gomboo Drake Name:Green Slime Drake Name:Grude Karisto Name:Guardian Jeremi Name:Heavy Grude Karisto Name:Hell's Rat Mt. Letona Name:Hell's Trigger Sebucus Name:High Gomboo Sebucus Name:High Mantis Karisto Name:Hornet Drake Name:Ironman Mt. Dhini Name:Jette Jette's Fortress (boss) Name:Kabuki Rat Jeremi Name:Killer Bee Octam Name:Killer Bison Sebucus Name:Killer Wolf Usha Research Center Name:King Frog Mt. Letona Name:Koru Nivora Ravine Name:Lamia Conkram Name:Lapis Mt. Dhini Name:Lava Face Nivora Ravine Name:(light) Aluru Dohati's Castle, Sol Name:(light) Aluru Lv2 Nivora Ravine Name:(light) Aluru Lv3 Bio Castle Name:(light) Orb Octam Name:(light) Orb Lv2 Vidna Name:(light) Orb Lv3 Bio Castle Name:(light) Spoon Sol Name:(light) Spoon Lv2 Rogue and Jette Name:(light) Spoon Lv3 Bio Castle Name:(light) Vera Mt. Rikuroa, Voz Name:(light) Vera Lv2 Zeto's Dungeon Name:(light) Vera Lv3 Bio Castle Name:Lip Kid Vidna, Ratayu Name:Lip King Mt. Letona Name:Lippian Drake, Voz Name:Lu Delilas Nivora Ravine (boss) Name:Lucifer Nivora Ravine Name:Mad Bird Mad Golem Conkram Name:Mad Mantis Octam Name:Mad Ogre Sebucus Name:Mage Sol Name:Medusa Sol Name:Moldy Worm Mt. Rikuroa Name:Mushroom Snowdrift Cave Name:Neo Bison Mt. Dhini Name:Neo Grude Nivora Ravine Name:Nightmare Conkram Name:Oak Slime Sebucus Name:Ogre Sebucus Name:Ostrich Drake Name:Poisonous Worm Sebucus Name:Pump Bat Mt. Rikuroa Name:Queen Bee Karisto Name:Red Piura Snowdrift Cave Name:Rock Lizard Nivora Ravine Name:Rogue Rogue's Tower Name:Scale Lizard Karisto Name:Shade Sol Name:Skull Knight Ratayu Name:Songi Mt. Letona (boss) Name:Songi (#2) Zeto's Dungeon (boss) Name:Songi (#3) Valley of Noaru (boss) Name:Sorcerer Buma Name:Spike Fish Jeremi Name:Stone Lizard Fire Path Name:Terror Face Floating Castle Name:Tetsu Rim Elm Name:Tetsu (#2) Rim Elm Name:(thunder) Gilium Jette's Fortress Name:(thunder) Gilium Lv2 Noaru Valley Name:(thunder) Gilium Lv3 Bio Castle Name:(thunder) Theeder Snowdrift Cave Name:(thunder) Theeder Lv2 Monastery, Zeto Name:(thunder) Theeder Lv3 Bio Castle Name:(thunder) Viguro Ratayu, Voz Name:(thunder) Viguro Lv2 Ratayu Name:(thunder) Viguro Lv3 Bio Castle Name:Topaz Floating Castle Name:Van Saryu Ratayu (boss) Name:Verial Vidna Name:Warfish Nivora Ravine Name:Warhalf Sol Name:(water) Freed Fire Path (iced) Name:(water) Freed Lv2 Uru Mais Name:(water) Freed Lv3 Bio Castle Name:(water) Gizam Voz, Zeto(water) Gizam Lv2 Shadow Gate Name:(water) Gizam Lv3 Bio Castle Name:(water) Slippery Conkram Name:(water) Slippery Lv2 Rogue Tower Name:(water) Slippery Lv3 Bio Castle Name:(wind) Barra Floating Castle, Rogue Name:(wind) Barra Lv2 Jette, Noaru Valley Name:(wind) Barra Lv3 Bio Castle Name:(wind) Nova Fire Path Name:(wind) Nova Lv2 Dohati's Castle Name:(wind) Nova Lv3 Bio Castle Name:(wind) Swordie Jeremi, Dohati Name:(wind) Swordie Lv2 Vidna Name:(wind) Swordie Lv3 Bio Castle Name:Wolf Sebucus Name:Worm Karisto Name:Xain Fire Path (boss) Name:Zeto Zeto'sDungeon(boss) Name:Zora Floating Castle ======================================================================= Art Moves of the three main Characters-Lord Foul ======================================================================= Arts: Arts can be learned by trying out different combinations of moves in battle. Once you stumble accross one, the words "New Art!" will appear on the screen and the name of the Art will be recorded in your character's Arts List. You can view this list in the Status area of the Menu screen or in battle by pressing the Triangle button. You can learn any Art at any time as long as you can perform enough moves to pull it off. If you try to do an Art without having enough AP, the attacks will be executed, but they will not be as powerful as the actual Art itself. Hyper Arts: Hyper Arts are learned by obtaining and using special Books for the three Ra-Seru. These are often more powerful than regular Arts. For Vahn's Meta, you need to collect the Fire Books. For Noa's Terra, gather the Wind Books. For Gala's Ozma, search out the Thunder Books. These books are generally either easy to find in treasure chests (they're usually out in the open) or obtained by defeating bosses. They are similar to normal Arts in the sense that they will just be a motley assortment of punches and kicks if you don't have enough AP. You can also learn these from people in the game, but why bother when you can get them now with a walk-through? Super Arts: These are combinations of Arts that end with a special move. These are not recorded on the Arts Lists, so you should either memorize them or write them down. Or print out this walk-through, of course. They take many more moves to pull off than other Arts, but they are generally worth using Spirit a turn simply because of the damage they can dish out. Just remember, they eat up AP like nobody's business. Miracle Arts: These are learned like regular Arts. Miracle Arts often combine several different Arts in a large combo, like Super Arts. Miracle Arts WILL appear on your Arts list. They are horrendously expenisive AP- wise, but the damage dealt is generally worth it. The key for this list is simple: < =left punch > = right punch ^ = high kick v = low kick Now for lists! (Note: Some of the names and AP might be wrong, but the moves are correct!) ======================================================================= ==== Vahn's Moves: ======================================================================= ==== Arts: Hyper Elbow: (18 AP) < > < Charging Scorch: (18 AP) v > ^ Somersault: (18 AP) ^ v ^ Slash Kick: (18 AP) ^ v < Power Punch: (18 AP) < < v Cross-Kick: (24 AP) v v v ^ Pyro Pummel: (24 AP) < > ^ < Spin Combo: (24 AP) ^ v > < PK Combo: (24 AP) v ^ ^ < Hurricane: (24 AP) ^ ^ v v Cyclone: (24 AP) v ^ ^ ^ Hyper Arts: Tornado Flame: (30 AP) > > < Fire Blow: (40 AP) > > v < Burning Flare: (50 AP) > v < v < Super Arts: Power Slash: (54 AP) v > ^ v ^ v < Fire Tackle: (54 AP) < > < < v > ^ Maximum Blow: (54 AP) v > ^ v < < v Tri-Somersault: (60 AP) ^ v ^ ^ ^ v ^ Rolling Combo: (66 AP) ^ v > < < v ^ ^ < Miracle Art: Vahn's Craze: (99 AP) > v < ^ < ^ > v < ======================================================================= == Noa's Moves: ======================================================================= == Arts: Lizard Tail: (18 AP) ^ v ^ Acrobatic Blitz: (18 AP) ^ v v Sonic Javelin: (18 AP) > v > Blizzard Bash: (18 AP) > < v Mirage Lancer: (24 AP) > > ^ ^ Dolphin Attack: (24 AP) > > < > Bird Step: (24 AP) v v v ^ Swan Diver: (24 AP) v ^ ^ ^ Tough Love: (30 AP) v ^ v < > *Note: This one charms enemies, very useful! Rushing Gale: (30 AP) ^ ^ < v > Tempest Break: (36 AP) > > < ^ ^ ^ Hyper Arts: Frost Breath: (40 AP) < < > > Vulture Blade: (50 AP) < < > < > Hurricane Kick: (70 AP) < ^ ^ ^ ^ v > Super Arts: Super Javelin: (48 AP) ^ ^ < v > v > Dragon Fangs: (54 AP) ^ v ^ ^ ^ v v Triple Lizard: (66 AP) v v v ^ ^ ^ v ^ Super Tempest: (60 AP) > > < > > < ^ ^ ^ Love You: (72 AP) > > ^ ^ v ^ v < > Miracle Art: Noa's Ark: (99 AP) < ^ > v ^ < ^ v > ======================================================================= == Gala's Moves: ======================================================================= == Arts: Flying Knee Attack: (18 AP) v ^ < Battering Ram: (18 AP) < > v Ironhead: (18 AP) ^ v v Back Punch: (18 AP) < > < Guillotine: (18 AP) < ^ < Head-Splitter: (18 AP) < ^ ^ Side Kick: (24 AP) v v ^ ^ Black Rain: (24 AP) ^ < v v Neo Raising: (30 AP) < < > ^ < Electro Thrash: (30 AP) ^ < v > < Bull Horns: (30 AP) < ^ > v < Hyper Arts: Thunder Punch: (30 AP) > > < Lightning Storm: (40 AP) > > ^ < Explosive Fist: (50 AP) > > < < < Super Arts: Rushing Crush: (54 AP) < > v ^ < ^ ^ Super Ironhead: (54 AP) v ^ < ^ ^ v v Back Punch x2: (54 AP) ^ v v ^ < > < Heaven's Drop: (60 AP) v ^ < ^ ^ < v v Neo Static Raising:(66 AP) < > < ^ < < > ^ < Miracle Art: Biron Rage: (99 AP) > > v ^ v ^ v < < ======================================================================= ==== Tips: --You can fit in more moves at once if the character has a weapon he/she is skilled with. This reduces the size of their Arms command (< for Vahn and Gala, > for Noa). --You can string together a lot of short combos if you try. Example: If you have room for 5 attacks, you could do a five-hit combo or two three-hit combos. String combos together by making sure the last move of the first combo is the first move of the next one, and make sure you have enough AP for both moves. --Noa's Tough Love combo is great for eliminating the threat from new Seru you want to absorb. Just Tough Love them, kill any other enemies (sometimes the charmed enemy will help), then just beat on it until it gets absorbed. Tough Love is especially effective on Seru. --This has nothing to do with combos, but some spells are more effective when different people cast them. For example, even if the spells are at the same level, Vahn's fire Seru are more powerful than Noa's. Experiment. This is because the three characters' Ra-Seru are aligned with different elements. Noa is aligned with Wind, Gala is aligned with thunder, and Vahn is aligned with Fire. Thanks to email@example.com for reminding me to point this out. --If your character attacks a Seru that is the same element they are aligned with, they will only do half damage. Thanks firstname.lastname@example.org! ======================================================================= Cool Accessories to be found:by Xthreme8138@aol.com ======================================================================= 1.Legendary Rod- To get the best rod in the game, the legendary rod, all you have to do is go to the Usha Research Center and look in between the 2 beds on one of the floors. On one bed you will beable to see a teddy bear, in between those 2 beds will be a box that looks like it is just there for looks, but if you go to it and press X, you will get the legendary rod. FUNCTION- Best fishing rod in the game. 2. Mettle Goblet- To get this really good accesory, you must be in the Juggernaut (Bio Castle), which is at the end of the game. On the part that you talk to the townspeople, you get all the stuff in there and then move on to the next part, where it is all red, (the area where you get the Ra- Seru Thongs). On the wall below the Ra-Seru Thong treasure chest, you go up and down the wall pressing X until you find it. FUNCTION- Accesory, AP always stays at 100. 3. Chicken King- To get this accesory, you have to enter the muscle dome 3 times, once on each difficulty. Run away from the first battle on each difficulty and the lady will give you a chicken king automatically after the 3rd time, she says youve gained a reputation for running away or something. FUNCTION-Accesory, run away from battles automatically. (EXCEPT boss fights) ======================================================================= Gamesharks Codes ======================================================================= All codes below are tested and proven to work on Gameshark Version 1.99 ======================================================================= Vahn Codes ======================================================================= MaxHp- 8008480C 270F 8008480E 270F 80084824 270F MaxMp- 80084810 03E7 80084812 03E7 80084826 03E7 100 Aps- 80084816 0064 Max Agility-80084818 03E7 8008482A 03E7 Max Attack- 8008481A 03E7 8008482C 03E7 Max UDF- 8008481C 03E7 8008482E 03E7 Max LDF- 8008481E 03E7 80084830 03E7 Max Speed- 80084820 03E7 80084832 03E7 Max Int- 80084822 03E7 80084834 03E7 Level 99- 80084838 0063 Max Exp- 80084708 FFFF 8008470A 0098 ======================================================================= Characters Profile ======================================================================= Vahn Character of the story. Choosen by Meta,the Raseru to save the world.You get to name him in the start. He can get powerful as time go by. Quite a nice guy in fact. Noa likes him a lot if you reply to her questions with childish replies but remains and talks i a chils manner if you answer to her meanly. Noa A girl with a sense of humour. Quite a chilish girl in fact. A child who has lost both parents since young. She is risen by Terra, a ra-seru who has possess a wolf in order to help her. High speed with relatively good art moves. She likes Vahn a lot too. Gala An Ex-Biron Monk who is serious at fighting. his parents will killed by serus when he was young so he vow never to wear serus anymore. However, he soon obtained Ozama, a lightning-elemental ra-seru not seru mind you and use it to defeat enemies and help save the world of legaia. Val Vahn's father. He was crippled when Vahn had gone out into the mist when he was young and has gone to look for him Nene Vahn's younger sister Mei Mei is quite a minor character in this game but she plays an important part in Rim Elm. She likes Vahn . Not the kind that chilidish Noa has feel about Vahn,she loves him. Maya Mei's Mother. She worked at Biron Monstaery as cook for all the monks. Return to Rim Elm after Biron Monstatery was saved by Vahn and his group. Juno Mei's father. Dies in the hunting process.Killed by Serus. Drake The Drake for Drake Kingdom. His castle was attacked by serus. Surrendered to the serus and locked himself in a cage to prevent himself from hurting others. Zepot Head of Biron Monstatery. An old man who have two disciples, Gala and Songi. Zalam A man who lives at Jeremi Town. His wife had left for Vidna with his son,Pepe. Seperated with his loves ones by the mist. You could go to him for modicfication of Ra-seru eggs into summon spells. Cara A female thief who steal out of love for a man called Grantes. She will gives you the Ra-seru egg when you have saved Buma Grantes A man who has help build the Floating Castle Mist Generator. Fooled by Zora that she can give cara Soren wings. Dr Usha A scientist who had helped you with your journey. Lives at Dr Usha's Tower. ======================================================================= Faq and Revise ======================================================================= Where are the fishing spots near Vidna? The fishing spots can be found to the east tucked away in a corner ======================================================================= Ratings ======================================================================= Legend of Legaia is an excellent game with good storyline like xenogears. However it could be better if the game is long enough like wild arms Graphics and Sound 8/10 Storyline 9/10 Originality 8/10 ======================================================================= Credits ======================================================================= I would like to thank the following people for their help in this faq. -Contrail for making this wonderful game and Prokion for developing it -Gamefaqs for letting me post this faq up -Jonathan for leting me know an extra item that can be obtained during the mist in Rim Elm. -Henry for sharing with me his attempted faq which allowed me to fill in -all the missing parts I have forgot and his last few walkthorugh from Conkram onwards -All the people who have reminded me of the things I have forgotton to post. -Ryan(email@example.com) for sharing with me his faq and letting me post it on my faq -Lord Foul of Illearth (Dharkshade@aol.com) for providing the arts moves -Henry Francis Reinhart (HFR360@hotmail.com) -Asura for sharing with me his raseru locations ======================================================================= About the Developer and Producer ======================================================================= Contrail was previously named Media Vision which had created the awesome game , Wild Arms. I do not know why Contrail had changed its copany name or sofore but it seems like Contrail sounds like a better name for it. ======================================================================= Copyrights Notice ======================================================================= This faq is copyrights and protected by international laws.It should not be sold for money or posted on sites without permission.You should not used this faq as a gift for selling your games. It should also not be changed in anyway. Proper credits should be given if editors from websites and magazines are using them to post on their website or magazines like Expert Gamer, Gamepro and so on. Other Authors who wished to contribute to the faq, please email me.