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                         Soul of The Samurai FAQ
                               Version 1.02
                               (C) Konami.
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                               (Lin FAQ)
                 Written by Godhand. 12 October 1999.

                             Contents :
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                            -Disclaimer.
                            -About this FAQ
                            -FAQ Existence
                            -Lin Walkthrough
                            -Lin's Skills
                            -Lin Weapons
                            -Lin Items
                            -Medicines
                            -Tips
                            -Secrets
                            -Credits
                            -End

          Note : Lin is known as Hyaku is the japanese version.

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                               Disclaimer
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                    No portion  from this article
                    can  be re-edited , modified,
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                    This FAQ is for personal  use 
                    only .  If you want to put my
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                    that uauthorized modification
                    is illegal under copyright 
                    law.

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                                About      
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                   Im glad i did not use any guides
                   or FAQ to finish and reveal this 
                   game secrets. And of course im 
                   not one of those cheaters.If you
                   want to know, im not interested
                   of any cheats, codes or FAQ. Im
                   sure they will spoil my game.
                   This FAQ is only about Lin, the 
                   female ninja as the main heroine
                   character. This FAQ was made by
                   my playing experience.      
                  

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                              FAQ Existance
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               1.GAMEFAQS
                 http://www.gamefaqs.com

               2.SOUL OF THE SAMURAI SHRINE
                 http://ggn.consolenation.com/samurai


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                              Walkthrough
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The story begins at the end of Edo period in japan. Now let me explain 
first about Edo period. In 1603, Tokugawa Ieyasu became shogun, and 
founded the Edo Shogunate. The period till the fall of the shogunate in 
1867 is called the Edo Era. During this period, the sovereignty was 
strongly hold by shogun . The shogunate closed the country, and Japan 
prospered isolated from the most of the world. There was no civil war, 
people admired the peace. During the two and half centuries, major wars 
occured only twice. Bushi fought no longer, but governed the country 
as the bureaucracy instead.


Chapter I.Ninja
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A Ship laden with the Shogun's gold dissaperaed. A ninja , Shin
was dispatched to investigate. When contact was lost with him,
the shogunate sent  three more spies. Unbeknownst to them was the 
presence of a fourth ninja, Lin, Shin's younger sister.

<Boss Tips : Just hit the leader>

Save : Butcher-bird is gone
       I frown that no longer can
       I hear the bird sing.


Chapter II.Treachery
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Hanzo, a ninja sent after Shin, manages to brief Lin despite his 
grave injury. He directs her to seek out a safe house as his life
ebbs away. But he succumbs before he could inform her of Shin.
Lin is left to seek the others and her brother alone.

<Boss : Genzo, he is a bit easy>

Save : The high autumn sky
       after losing one's calmness
       the thrush will return not.


Chapter III.Raven
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Lin runs, aghast at the news of Genzo's death as told by the 
ronin she had met before. She is confronted by Genzo who has been
transformed.

Having killed her former ally, Lin heads to the sea, taking a 
winding path through a forest of  ravens.

Save : Walk the many roads dance and turn to
       blow away the dews on the way.
   
<Boss : Karasu, and she will transformed in to devil Karasu
        so, you will fight her twice>

Save : Rice plans been peck on
       scarecrow chases birds
       away it is just his job


Chapter IV.Madness
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Lin fends off the concerted attacks of ninjas in the guise of
ravens as she races through their forest. She is challenged by 
Karasu, the leader of the ravens. Defeated by Lin , the dying 
ninja confides that Shin can be found at the beach.

Save : The storm blows strongly among the waves up
       and down blobs the helpless boat

<Boss : 3 Wolverine looking zombies, keep focusing to kill them
        one by one, so dont spread your attacks>

Save : Swallows in sunset with dreams
       Never coming true
       Thin clouds remain calm.

<Boss : Shin, just do at least 2 hit combo, prepare to avoid
        while he is charging something>

Save : In the sunset sley
       The swallow flies far away
       Beyond the thick clouds.


Chapter V.Demons
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Lin finds her brother Shin perched a top the beached ship.
But infected by a soul bug, her once loving brother turns on her
with only murderous rage.

Despair tearing at  her sanity, Lin lifted her sword to face the
only family she had known.

<Boss: Hundreds of villagers>

Save : Devouring the souls of evil
       ghost and goblins
       earthworms making cries.


Chapter VI.Despair
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The village had been turned into a charnel house of the dead and 
demons. Lin, dazed and broken by her brother's death, is beset by
the unholy hordes.

Without feeling, she becomes a ruthless and efficient exterminator
In the end, she stands as she started, all alone.

Save : Tohjo Castle 
       evil presence in the dark 
       fills the air and night.

Last Save : Meaning no hatred
            kill with the sword to make
            bloom of the patrinia

<Boss : Infected Tohjo>


Conclusion ASCENDANCE
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A homecoming ronin and a shogunate ninja seeking her sibbling,
brought tohether by cruel twists of fate, are united in righteous
anger to end the nightmare. Before their eyes, a stairway appears
,inviting them to come face to face with the ultimate evil.

<Boss : Infected Ryu Oda>

<The End>

Save : The storm is now gone
       colors of the sunset sky
       paint your cheeks bright red.


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                             Lin's Skills
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1.AGANE
  Mp    : 1 
  Press : R1 + Up + Circle

2.NIGHT QUEEN
  Mp    : 2
  Press : R1 + Down + Circle

3.ANARYLLIS
  Mp    : 3
  Press : Square 5 times ....
  *Only can be used when Lin is heavily wounded.

4.CHERRY BLOSSOMS
  Mp    : 3
  Press : Square rapidly

5.CRIMSON PEACOCK
  Mp    : 1
  Press : R1 + Left + Circle
  *Only can be used with Weapon RAIMEI
 
6.FLAME LILY
  Mp    : 1
  Press : R1 + Right + Circle
  *Only can be used with Weapon RAIMEI

Note : 1.Command are for the default key setting.
       2.Do the skills before you launch your last hit combo.


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                               Weapons
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1.REIMEI
  Lin's favorite ninja sword. It is short and suited for concealment. 
  Its sharpness leaves much to be desired.
  Sharpness : Dull
  2'3" 26oz

2.SHIGURE
  For a ninja sword, Shigure is relative large. It appears to have 
  been made with emphasis on fighting.
  Sharpness : Dull
  2'7" 28oz
  From : After beating Genzo

3.RAIMEI
  The sword used by Shin. It is said to summon ligtning bolts
  everytime it tastes blood.
  Sharpness : Good
  2'3" 18oz
  From : Shin corpse

4.BYAKUYA
  Said to be created by a feared wizard. It is a finely crafted
  sword that is extremely easy to use.
  Sharpness : Good
  2'2" 25oz
  From : Refer to my Secret section below.

5.RAKUYO
  A superb short sword that is favored by the first Shogun, Iyeyasu 
  Tokugawa.
  Sharpness : Excellent
  2'6" 17oz
  From : Refer to my Secret section below.


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                                Items
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1.SHURIKEN
  A small dagger that is also known as "KUNAI" .it is thrown at targets 
  beyond reach.

2.EXPLOSIVES SHURIKEN
  A shuriken that is loaded with a small explosive charge. Although
  not powerful, it explodes on impact

3.HAPPOURINKOSHO
  Although it is actually a prayer item, it is also a powerful weapon
  that can pierce enemies.

4.HOUROKUDAMA
  An extremely powerful bomb that explodes on impact. It has no fuse,
  so it must be thrown.

5.ENMAKUDAMA
  When thrown, this item generates a thick, obscuring cloud of smoke 
  on impact.

6.STORK CODE LETTER
  Lord Tohjo raided the Shogun's sship for its gold. He appears to be
  preparing for an uprising against the shogun.

7.CLOWN CODE LETTER
  Discovered Shin imprisoned in the forest. Rescue attempt failed.
  His survival is unknown.

8.PLAQUE
  A plaque cherised by a brother and sister. Considered a good luck 
  charm by Lin (effect:Full recovery of HP & MP)

9.GOLD-FRAMED GLASSES
  A pair of eye glasses with a gold frame.

10.HELMET CODE LETTER
  Rakuyo safely recovered from the ship and delivered to Taka, a 
  former ninja. Seek him at Beni, the village blacksmith shop.
  

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                               Medicines
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1.HEAL HERB
  A mix of mugwort and other plants that cures infection
  HP Recovery : Low

2.OINMENT
  An oinment that suppresses bleeding. Also prevents infection.
  HP Recovery : Medium

3.FOREIGN MEDICINE
  A medicine that instantly stops bleeding.Its ingredients are unknown.
  HP Recovery : High

4.ANTIDOTE
  A curative herb that neutralizing poison. It must be ground into a
  paste and igested.
  HP Recovery : Cures poison.

 

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                                Tips
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                 Dont put your weapon up ready if you want
                 to ignore that common enemies troops.Just 
                 keep your weapon at its place , and run 
                 over through the enemies screen by screen
                 Beware, this is takes so much risk. Since 
                 Lin have the ability to high jump. So,you
                 can use that to dodge the enemy attacks.

                 And , try to back to the visited place , 
                 you will find some more medicines.

                 Dont waste your medicines in boss fight.
                 Just wanted you to know, your health 
                 will completely restored in each chapter

                 Fun with blood colors, he he he.. in the 
                 chapter 1. Kill one villager, then go to
                 option, change the blood color. Kill 
                 another one, choose different blood 
                 color, kill again ,repeat it, and you 
                 will see a very colorful murderous. XD

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                                Secrets
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1.CHANGE CLOTHES
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  In chapter V, kill about more than 250 more zombie villagers and you 
  should be able to fight 2 Giant Worms as a Boss. Beat em. After a few
  scenes. Search near there, and you will find a "GOLD-FRAMED GLASSES".
  Now go to Ito place, the only survival tailor in the town located at 
  North-West from the town Square. He will ask you to give him back his
  glassess.Now Lin can change her clothes at there (Geez, Is Ito keep 
  watching her too at there? what a lucky guy..)

  Here is the clothes type :
  1.Your Normal Cloth.
  2.Purple Cloth. 
  3.Black Ninja looking Cloth.
  4.White Chinese woman dress.
  5.Japanese Schoolgirl uniform.

2.WEAPON BYAKUYA
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  Same as above.

3.INFINITE SHURIKEN
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  In chapter V, you will be attacked by hundreds of zombie vilagers.
  Try to kill 300 zombies of them. And you will received an infinite
  Shuriken. No ! This is official cheats, not using the GS Code. If
  you still cant kill 300 zombies. Try to get weapon RAKUYO first. 
  Since it have incredible speed, so get it, finish the game and 
  save it. Play again using that save till you reach chapter V 
  again.

4.WEAPON RAKUYO
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  This took me a while to find it. Since it appear several times at 
  the conversation in the game, so it makes me so curious. You know
  the safe house of Genzo ? Is at Chapter II.. when you seek a clue
  inside there, you will find something written like this :

    "Broken Lamp, Stone Pavement, Banner, 
     Path of Guiding Light, and Temple." 
  
  Now in last chapter (VI), go to the temple (The Eastest place from
  Town square, near the entrance ,1 screen after the entrance temple 
  gate , try to search the temple broken lamp , made by stone , and
  they're stand like a path of guiding to the temple,  in the right 
  side. You will find a "HELMET CODE LETTER"...  read it, now go to 
  Beni blacksmith shop. 1 screen before you get into Raven Forest.
  You know,the place where you fight the first boss in chapter I. Go
  inside and you will receive this weapon from Taka. It said that 
  RAKUYO is a weapon from the great legendary Shogun , Iyayashi. 
  Yes, Iyayashi truly exist in japan history.
  

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                                 Credits
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                     - Godhand (St.Evan Lee Yonny)
                       For writing this FAQ.
                       
                     - My hand
                       This what i need to write this FAQ.

                     - Henry A Moriarty (http://mmcafe.syste.ms)
                       For teach me about japanese history.
  
                     - All Konami Staffs
                       For creating this game.
                       
                     - God
                       For letting me keep alive this far.


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             Thanks for you participations, i hope im not
             spoiling your game. Feel free to email me at
             FAQ@Godhand.Net for your corrections or  
             feedbacks. This FAQ is copyright Godhand 
             Productions.Co.Ltd. 1999. 

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               Godhand (Stevanus Lioni) FAQ@Godhand.Net
        Godhand Production. <Http://www.GodhandProduction.com>
                       885-3868. 17148. Bekasi
                        Jawa Barat.Indonesia
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