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                           SUIKODEN - Magic FAQ v1.1

                            By ZyXx (jockej@kuai.se)
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  Runes are Magic and can exist in these different forms:

  Crystal - Rune that can be attached by a Runemaster. (Can be removed)
  Rune - Rune already attached to a character. (Can't be removed)
  Def. Rune Fragment - Single use Rune that you can use once
  Off. Rune Fragment - Single use Rune that can be attached to your weapon
                       by a Blacksmith.


                              --= SPELL RUNES =--

  These are runes that enables a character's ability to use Spells during
  battle. Each Rune enables 4 different spells. The higher Magic Points a
 character has, more and higher level spells are usable. Stay a night at a
              Inn to recharge your spells as well as your HP.


  WIND RUNE - Wind Magic usable
  Crystal: Cave into "Castle of Toran" [Chest]
           "Neclord's Castle" [Demon Sorcerer]
           "Kobold Village" [Shop]

  WATER RUNE - Water Magic usable
  Crystal: "Sarady" [Shop]
           "Seika" [Shop]

  EARTH RUNE - Earth Magic useable
  Crystal: "Rikon" [Shop]

  FIRE RUNE - Fire Magic usable
  Crystal: "Magician's Island" [From Leknaat]
           "Kirov" [Shop]

  LIGHTNING RUNE - Lightning Magic usable
  Crystal: "Warrior's Village" [Shop]

  CURSED RUNE (Soul Eater) - Soul Eater Magic usable
  Rune: Hero (From Ted)

  RESURRECTION RUNE - Ressurection Magic usable
  Rune: Fukien ("Qlon")

 
                           --= HIGHER SPELL RUNES =--

     These are runes just like Spell Runes but has a fifth Magic Level.


  CYCLONE RUNE (Wind) -
  Crystal: "Seek Valley" [Chest]

  FLOWING RUNE (Water) -
  Crystal: "Qlon" [Chest]
           "Shasarazade" [Siren]

  MOTHER EARTH RUNE (Earth) -
  Crystal: "Moravia" [Chest]

  RAGE RUNE (Fire) -
  Crystal:
 
  THUNDER RUNE (Lightning) -
  Crystal: Around "Gregminster" (End) [Sigmurh?]


                            --= OFFENSIVE RUNES =--

            These are runes used in battle with unlimited charge

  BOAR RUNE - Boar Attack (2x Damage, Unbalanced)
  Rune: Pahn ("Gregminster")
  Crystal: "Dwarf Trail" [Death Boat]
             "Village of the hidden Rune" [Chest]

  FALCON RUNE - Falcon Attack (2x Damage)
  Rune: Valeria ("Village of the Elves")

  CLONE RUNE - Clone Attack (2x Damage, Unbalanced)
  Crystal: "Mt.Tigerwolf" [Chest]

  SHRIKE RUNE - Shrike Attack (2x Damage)
  Rune: Kasumi ("Castle of Toran")

  HATE RUNE - Hate Attack
  Rune: Bell ("Kirov")
 
  DOUBLE STRIKE RUNE - Attack 2 monsters each attack
  Rune: Eikei ("Teien")


                            --= DEFENSIVE RUNES =--

          These are Runes that improves your Character's abilities

  PROSPERITY RUNE - Gain 2x gold after a battle
  Crystal: Around "Kalekka" [Siren]

  PHERO RUNE - A character of the opposite sex protects you from attacks
  Rune: Tai-Ho ("Castle of Toran")
  Crystal: Around "Seika" [Beast Commander]

  GALE RUNE - Doubles your speed
  Crystal: "Pannu Yakuta" [Chest]

  COUNTER RUNE - Counter blow percentage increase (2x)
  Crystal: "City of Great Forest" [Shop]

  KILLER RUNE - Critical blow percentage increase (2x)
  Crystal: "Dwarf Trail" [Chest]
           "Teien" [Shop]

  FORTUNE RUNE - Double experience
  Crystal: "Kirov" [Shop]

  CHAMPION RUNE - Monsters weaker than you don't attack
  Crystal: "Warrior's Village" [Shop]
           "Village of the hidden Rune" [Chest]

  TURTLE RUNE - Prevents status anomalities (Poison, Balloon etc.)
  Crystal: "Village of the dwarves" [Shop]

  SPARK RUNE - Change order of attack
  Crystal: "Scarletica" [Chest]

  SUNBEAM RUNE - Auto recover HP as you walk
  Crystal: "Dwarves Vault" [Chest]

  HAZY RUNE - Cut monster's successful attacking effectiveness in half
  Crystal: "Kobold Village" [Shop]

  TRICK RUNE -
  Crystal: "Dwarf Vault" [Blue Death Machine]


                               --= MISC RUNES =--

                     These are Runes with misc effects

  HOLY RUNE - Dash possible (Hold () to Run)
  Crystal: Around "Gregminster" [Mosquito]
           Around "Seika" [Flying Squirrel]

  RUNE OF THE GATE -
  Rune: Wendy & Leknaat

  DRAGON RUNE -
  Rune: Joshua ("Dragon Knights Castle")

  SOUND RUNE - Give to Melodye
  Crystal: "Kalekka" [Chest]

  WINDOW RUNE - Give to Window
  Crystal: Caves around "Qlon" [Chest]


                        --= OFFENSIVE RUNE FRAGMENTS =--

     These are single use Runes that improves your weapons's abilities

  WIND RUNE PIECE - Enchant Weapon with Wind Attribute [ARM+3, DEF+3]
  Where: "Mt.Tigerwolf" [Chest]

  EARTH RUNE PIECE - Enchant Weapon with Earth Attribute
  Where: "Mt. Seifu" [Black Wild Boar]
         "Kalekka" [Chest]
         "Neclord's Castle" [Chest]

  WATER RUNE PIECE - Enchant Weapon with Water Attribute
  Where: "Mt. Tigerwolf" [Killer Slime]
         House in "Kouan" [Chest]
         "Great Forest" [Chest]

  FIRE RUNE PIECE - Enchant Weapon with Fire Attribute
  Where: Lepant's House in "Kouan" [Chest]
   
  THUNDER RUNE PIECE - Enchant Weapon with Lightning Attribute
  Where: "Dwarves Vault" [Chest]
         "Pannu Yakuta" [Chest]
         "Shasarazade" [Chest]


                        --= DEFENSIVE RUNE FRAGMENTS =--

    These are single use Runes that improves your characters's abilities

  POWER RUNE PIECE - Power Up [ATK+1, PWR+1]
  Where: Cave into "Castle of Toran" [Chest]
 
  SKILL RUNE PIECE - Skill Up [SKL+1]
  Where: "Dwarves Vault" [Chest]
         "Qlon" [Chest]

  DEFENSE RUNE PIECE - Defence Up [ARM+1, DEF+1]
  Where: "Dwarves Vault" [Chest]
         "Mt. Tigerwolf" [Giant Snail]
         "Castle of Toran" [Giant Slug]
 
  MAGIC RUNE PIECE - Magic Up
  Where: "Scarletica" [Chest]
         "Neclord's Castle" [Chest]

  SPEED RUNE PIECE - Speed Up [SPD+1]
  Where: Lepant's House in "Kouan" [Chest]
         Caves around "Qlon" [Red Elemental]
 
  FORTUNE RUNE PIECE - Luck Up [LUK+1]
  Where: Lepant's House in "Kouan" [Fortune Wheel]
         "Great Forest" [Chest]
         "Dwarf Trail" [Chest]


                              --= RUNE SPELLS =--

   These are the spells you can use if you have the required Spell Runes
                and needed Magic Points for the characters.


  +------------------------------[ WIND MAGIC ]------------------------------+
  |                                                                          |
  |              (Wind Rune - Lvl 1-4, Cyclone Rune - Lvl 2-5)               |
  +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
  | Lvl |        Spell        |                  Description                 |
  +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
  |  1  | Wind of Sleep       | Cast "sleep" [All]                           |
  |  2  | The Shredding       | Inflict 400 Damage [One]                     |
  |  3  | Healing Wind *      | Full Healing [One]                           |
  |  4  | Storm               | Inflict 500 Damage [All]                     |
  |  5  | Shining Wind        | Inflict 500 Damage [All] + Full Healing [All]|
  +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+

  +-----------------------------[ WATER MAGIC ]------------------------------+
  |                                                                          |
  |              (Water Rune - Lvl 1-4, Flowing Rune - Lvl 2-5)              |
  +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
  | Lvl |        Spell        |                  Description                 |
  +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
  |  1  | Drops of Kindness * | Full Healing [One]                           |
  |  2  | Fog of Deception    | Decrease Enemy's Attack Power 20% [All]      |
  |  3  | Rain of Kindness *  | Healing 300 [All]                            |
  |  4  | Water of Kindness * | Full Healing [All]                           |
  |  5  | Mother Ocean *      | Full Healing [All] + ?                       |
  +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+

  +-----------------------------[ EARTH MAGIC ]------------------------------+
  |                                                                          |
  |           (Earth Rune - Lvl 1-4, Mother Earth Rune - Lvl 2-5)            |
  +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
  | Lvl |        Spell        |                  Description                 |
  +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
  |  1  | Clay Guardian       | Increase Your Defense Power ??% [One]        |
  |  2  | Voice of Earth      | Inflict 300 Damage [All]                     |
  |  3  | Copper Flesh        | Increase Your Defense Power ??% [One]        |
  |  4  | Earthquake          | Inflict 700 Damage [All]                     |
  |  5  | Guardian of Earth   | Increase Your Defense Power ??% [All]        |
  +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+

  +------------------------------[ FIRE MAGIC ]------------------------------+
  |                                                                          |
  |                (Fire Rune - Lvl 1-4, Rage Rune - Lvl 2-5)                |
  +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
  | Lvl |        Spell        |                  Description                 |
  +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
  |  1  | Flaming Arrows      | Inflict 100 Damage [One]                     |
  |  2  | Firestorm           | Inflict 150 Damage [All]                     |
  |  3  | Dancing Flames      | Inflict 400 Damage [All]                     |
  |  4  | Explosion           | Inflict 700 Damage [All]                     |
  |  5  | Final Flame         | Inflict 900 Damage [All]                     |
  +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+

  +---------------------------[ LIGHTNING MAGIC ]----------------------------+
  |                                                                          |
  |            (Lightning Rune - Lvl 1-4, Thunder Rune - Lvl 2-5)            |
  +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
  | Lvl |        Spell        |                  Description                 |
  +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
  |  1  | Angry Blow          | Inflict 300 Damage [One]                     |
  |  2  | Rainstorm           | Inflict 200 Damage [All]                     |
  |  3  | Raging Blow         | Inflict 1200 Damage [One]                    |
  |  4  | Ball of Lightning   | Inflict 2000 Damage [One]                    |
  |  5  | Thunder God         | Inflict 1800 Damage [All]                    |
  +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+

  +---------------------------[ SOUL EATER MAGIC ]---------------------------+
  |                                                                          |
  |                          (Soul Eater - Lvl 1-4)                          |
  +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
  | Lvl |        Spell        |                  Description                 |
  +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
  |  1  | Deadly Fingertips   | Kill Monster (No effect on Bosses) [One]     |
  |  2  | Black Shadow        | Inflict 300 Damage [All]                     |
  |  3  | Hell                | Kill Monster (No effect on Bosses) [All]     |
  |  4  | Judgement           | Inflict 1500 Damage [One]                    |
  +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+

  +--------------------------[ RESURRECTION MAGIC ]--------------------------+
  |                                                                          |
  |                       (Resurrection Rune - Lvl 1-4)                      |
  +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
  | LVL |        SPELL        |                  DESCRIPTION                 |
  +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
  |  1  | Scolding            | Inflict 70 Damage [One]                      |
  |  2  | Yell *              | Neutralize Status [One]                      |
  |  3  | Scream *            | Healing 300 [All]                            |
  |  4  | Charm Arrow         | Inflict 500 Damage [All]                     |
  +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+


                             --= RUNIC ATTACKS =--

    If two characters in your party have the required spell runes, they can
     combine some level 4 and 5 spells and do a Runic Attack. To do a Runic
        Attack have two charaters cast their 4:th listed spells for the
   required spell runes in the same round. You can combine both regular Spell
                          Runes and Higher Spell Runes

  +-------------------+------------------------------------------------------+
  |    COMBINATION    |                      DESCRIPTION                     |
  +-------------------+------------------------------------------------------+
  | Fire + Earth      | Inflict 2500 Damage [All]                            |
  | Earth + Wind      | Inflict 1000 Damage [All]                            |
  | Wind + Water      | Inflict 800 Damage [All] + Full Healing [All]        |
  | Water + Lightning | Inflict 4000 Damage [One] + Full Healing [All]       |
  | Lightning + Fire  | Inflict 3000 Damage [All]                            |
  +-------------------+------------------------------------------------------+


  ==============
  SUIKODEN SITES
  ==============
  * Lane's Suikoden Page - The BEST Suikoden Site on the Net.
      (http://users.southeast.net/~lane/suikoden/suikoden.html)
      Maintained by (lane@southeast.net)
  * Pijaibros' Suikoden Homepage - A good Suikoden Site.
      (http://959.com/dc/dckids/pijai/suikoden/suikoden.htm)
      Maintained by Pijaibros (pijaibro@hotmail.com)
  * The Unofficial Suikoden Homepage - Another good Suikoden Site.
      (http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Arcade/7343)

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  CREDITS
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  * Lane (lane@southeast.net) for his exellent Suikoden Site where I got some
    valuable information from.
  * Iwata Shoji (siwata@sfsu.edu) for some valuable info from his Suikoden
    Tips & Tricks Post.


  If you have any additions, corrections or anything else, e-mail me!!!
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