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    Chiro Hunting FAQ by Bubblesjay

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    LUNAR 2: Eternal Blue
    
    Version: FINAL
    21/02/02
    CHIRO HUNTING by Bubblesjay (white_knight41@lycos.com)
    
    UPDATES: 07/03/02 - Well, I fixed a few spelling errors (cough,
                        cough), added in the new site that asked me for
                        my FAQ (see how nice I am?) and added the Chiro
                        challenge (I rather like the sound of that)
             
             21/02/02 - Practically everything you saw BEFORE the second
                        update!
    
    INTRO: Well, mainly a great part of Lunar 2 is levelling up to make 
    your characters stronger. So far, the best possible way I see to do 
    this is by hunting Chiro's in the White Dragon Cave. These monsters 
    are represented by a sort of lizard thing that rolls into a ball and 
    comes at you very fast! There are as far as I know, only 4 types of 
    fights you can get: 
    1.	4 Shiro's.
    2.	3 Shiro's and 1 mutant fly.
    3.	3 Shiro's and 1 Chiro (use this fight to up your levels first 
    before you try to go after 2 Chiro's in a row)
    4.	2 Chiro's.
    The thing that's moderately hard about killing the Chiro's is that 
    that they are immune to physical attack and magic, and plus they have 
    on average around 900-950 Hit Points, so they can take a good 
    bashing!
    Some people think that you need Leo in order to accomplish such a 
    feat, but nope! There are many ways to accomplish such a feat, and 
    now my characters are at level 75 or so and are regularly killing two 
    Chiro's in one fight. Hard you say, well -
    
    CHARACTERS: It's all dependent on whether you prefer to have Lucia in 
    your party (just after you go to Pentagulia I recommend) or whether 
    you want Leo in your party (during the epilogue). Obviously, you have 
    no control over what Lucia does, but if you do the fight correctly, 
    you can (to a degree) control what type of attack she does.
    
    EQUIPMENT: Okay, before you go Chiro hunting, you obviously need some 
    helpful equipment to make your life easier. I actually suggest 
    running through the dungeon in Pentagulia a few times before you 
    start Chiro hunting. Doing this will give you the chance to pick up 
    the extremely helpful Goddess Crest. Combining this with any other 
    Crest will power it up quite a bit. After getting the Goddess Crest, 
    get out of Pentagulia and head to Horam and buy 7 Warrior Crests. 
    Equip everyone with two Warrior Crests except Hiro, who should get a 
    Warrior Crest and the Goddess Crest. Equip everyone with the 
    strongest equipment you can lay your hands on at the time and head 
    over to the White Dragon Cave.
    
    ABILITIES: First of all, you need certain abilities to make sure you 
    succeed. Nothing annoys me more than that message of "all that work 
    and you didn't get squat" so try to avoid it if you can. Hiro needs 
    Triple Sword, Jean needs Blue Dragon Fist, Lemina needs Catastrophe, 
    Ronfar needs a strong weapon and Leo needs Soul Blade. Lucia 
    obviously needs nothing. I suggest not going Chiro hunting until you 
    have all of these abilities, because without them your time would be 
    pretty much wasted.
    
    STRATEGY WITH LUCIA IN YOUR PARTY: Try and get fights with one Chiro 
    and 3 Shiro's. This fight will help lay down this particular strategy 
    and will help you get a bit of experience on the way. If you don't 
    get this fight, continually run away until you do. It will happen 
    sooner or later. Once you finally get the right fight, use the 
    following abilities:
    Hiro: Triple Sword.
    Jean: Blue Dragon Fist.
    Ronfar: Attack.
    Lemina: Catastrophe.
    Lucia: Atomic Burn.
    
    This is how the fight will go, pretty much. Jean uses Blue Dragon 
    Fist, hits every enemy and kills off the 3 Shiro's. Hiro will 
    automatically use his Triple sword on the Chiro (powered up with the 
    two Crests he has on). Ronfar attacks obviously. If he gets two 
    critical hits in a row, well, that's a bonus. Lucia will then cast 
    Atomic Burn (no other spell would be better) and last but not least, 
    Lemina casts Catastrophe and kills off the Chiro! There you go! You 
    receive something in the nature of 33,750 or so experience points. 
    You see if you use Blue Dragon Palm on the Chiro, it wouldn't kill 
    off the 3 Shiro's, and then Lemina's Catastrophe damage would need to 
    be shared out amongst all the enemies. I have found that if you 
    concentrate that one spell on a single enemy, it does far more damage 
    in comparison to about six enemies. If the 3 Shiro's were around 
    because of Jean not using her Blue Dragon Fist, then that would force 
    Lucia to use either Plasma Rain, Atomic Burn (usually on the wrong 
    enemy) or even Thunder Blow, which is what you don't want.
    
    STRATEGY WITH LEO IN YOUR PARTY: Once again, try and get fights with 
    1 Chiro and 3 Shiro's. It's a lot easier this way. Have the following 
    characters use the following abilities:
    Hiro: Triple Sword.
    Jean: Blue Dragon Fist.
    Ronfar: Attack.
    Lemina: Catastrophe.
    Leo: Attack OR Soul Blade.
    
    The fight will progress much the same way as the strategy with Lucia 
    in it, once Jean's Blue Dragon Fist has killed the 3 Shiro's, the 
    rest of the attacks will be concentrated on the single Chiro. And 
    there you have it, another 33,750 or so experience to help you move 
    up levels.
    
    TWO CHIRO'S AT ONCE?: My, aren't we getting cocky. To spare yourself 
    some embarrassment, wait until your level is at least in the high 
    60's or early 70's. It helps you have gained Althena's Sword from 
    Nall at Taben's Peak in the Epilogue. Also, you might want to run 
    through the Water Ruins (near Nota, where you get the Rememberizer) 
    and get the helpful shields and armour stored there. This obviously 
    means that using Lucia's spells in the fights are not an option. Use 
    Leo instead.
    Once you have all that stuff, head over to the White Dragon Cave and 
    find a fight with two Chiro's. Have your characters use the 
    following:
    Hiro: Triple Sword.
    Jean: Blue Dragon Fist.
    Ronfar: Attack.
    Lemina: Catastrophe.
    Leo: Soul Blade.
    
    Okay, once Jean has used the Blue Dragon Fist, Hiro's Triple Sword 
    should eliminate one Chiro. If he wasn't by then, you're in major 
    trouble and you should move up some more levels before trying this 
    again. If you have killed one Chiro already, Ronfar's attacks will 
    help a little in the damage for the next Chiro. Leo's Soul Blade will 
    weaken it some more and then Lemina's Catastrophe will finally kill 
    off the second one. And there we have it - 66,666 experience points 
    and 22,222 silver. This obviously helps a lot when you want to move 
    up a lot of levels pronto.
    
    CHIRO CHALLENGE: Okay, you think you're pretty good at hunting those 
    poor guys... try these two challenges -
    CHALLENGE #1: In a fight with one Chiro and 3 Shiro's, you're only 
    allowed to use normal attacks and you've gotta try and kill all 4 of 
    them without resorting to Lemina's attack. This can only be done with 
    Leo in your party, but if you can pull it off with Lucia, please tell 
    me. It would be a pleasant surprise.
    CHALLENGE #2: In a fight with two Chiro's, use all special attacks if 
    you want, I don't care how you do it - but try and kill them both off 
    without having to use Lemina's attack (which would most likely be 
    Catastrophe) 
    Don't worry, you won't be serving me a piece of humble pie if you 
    manage to pull them (or one of them) off, but you can always e-mail 
    me and tell me you've done it. It's always nice to have bragging 
    rights over your friends too :)
    
    OTHER WAYS: Though it seems I may have come up with a good way of 
    hunting Chiro's, so have other people. In particular, a nice guy who 
    wrote me an email detailing his strategy kindly let me use it on this 
    faq. 
    Brad (Chef8502@aol.com) has written: "I found that chiro hunting can be 
    easy right after the red dragon cave instead of after you have gone 
    halfway up althena's tower. If someone wants a quick way to level up 
    before the towers, you can pilfer a chiro crest from a chiro and 
    equip it to Lemia. Hiro and Jean should have two warrior crests, 
    Lemina should have two chiro crests now, and Ronfar should have the 
    Red Dr. Crest. I was in level 53 when I started taking out a 
    chiro/battle. Hiro should use Triple Sword, Ronfar should use Red Dr. 
    Anger, Jean should use either Blue Dr. Palm or Blue Dr. Fist, and 
    Lemina should use her more potent Power up spell on Hiro. I have 
    proven this in many chiro battles so you shouldn't have any problems 
    as long as you follow the strategy as written. That's all for my 
    chiro strategy."
    The clever fellow even came up with another tip: "With this strategy, 
    you can kill chiros with all but one physical attack. In around level 
    80 in the epilogue, equip everyone with two Warrior Crests, except 
    Lemina, who should have two chiro crests. Give Lemina the ring you 
    find in one of the epilogue dungeons, that takes all allys attack up 
    for 1 mp. Have Lemina cast that spell and have everyone else attack. 
    Two chiros will die with this strategy as long as you have your 
    attackers set up in formation near the front lines."
    So, if you find his strategy for killing Chiro's is helpful, please 
    send him a very thankful email!
    
    OUTRO: Hunting Chiro's IS time-consuming, but it helps a lot. I was 
    level 75 when I went up against Zophar and aside from his attack that 
    does 9000 damage or something, the rest was a breeze - what a joke of 
    a last boss! But oh well, that's levelling up for you. Oh, I also 
    have a sneaking suspicion that Althena's Sword gives you an extra 
    attack. Don't quote me on it, but when Hiro's stats say he gets 3 
    attacks, but he uses 4 - well, that seems a bit strange. Oh, and also 
    if you level up with Lucia in your party, when Leo joins your party 
    later on in Pentagulia, he will automatically start 4 levels behind 
    the rest of your characters. I have also figured out that when Lemina 
    uses her Catastrophe spell, she happens to go last in comparison to 
    the rest of your characters, regardless of her agility or speed. If 
    that helps you coordinate the fights against the Chiro's in any way, 
    then good luck! :)
    
    SITE THIS FAQ CAN BE FOUND ON: www.gamefaqs.com, www.neoseeker.com
    
    Thanks if you read it and used the hints in this little FAQ, but you 
    really feel the need to use it on your site, please just email me and 
    ask. Otherwise I'd have to string you up by your balls if I catch 
    you! Asking isn't so bad. Just make sure to give me proper credit, 
    make sure it isn't for profit AT ALL and if you copy any part of this 
    FAQ without my permission I'll peronsally make sure you can't type 
    again. Thanks to Andrew for sticking around "for one last battle - 
    dammit!" and watching me perfect the technique, LOL! :) Also, thanks 
    to Brad (Chef8502@aol.com) for giving me permission to use his great 
    tips as well!
    CHIRO HUNTING, COPYRIGHT 2002 Bubblesjay (white_knight41@lycos.com)
    Many thanks for reading this FAQ, Jay.