Suikoden 2
A FAQ by Brandon Binkley (aka Sir Aronar)
sir_aronar@msn.com

Contents

I)     Disclaimer
II)    Version
III)   Author's Note
IV)    Character Info
V)     Walkthrough
VI)    Weapons
VII)   Armor and Accessories/Items
VIII)  Art
IX)    Runes/Spells
X)     Trading Posts
XI)    Combos
XII)   Tactics
XIII)  Enemies
XIV)   Headquarters options
XV)    Miscellaneous
XVI)   Side Quest
XVII)  The 108 Stars of Destiny
XVIII) Secrets
XIX)   Credits


I)    Disclaimer

     This FAQ is my original work with augmentations by many 
supporters.  Therefore, do not steal this work.  If you'd like to use 
it for your site, then you must leave it in its original form.  If you 
wish to alter text size or color to go along with your site's scheme, 
you must obtain my written permission.
     This FAQ is  1999-2000 Brandon Binkley
     Suikoden and Suikoden 2 are registered trademarks of Konami and 
copyright protected under the law.
     Warning that this FAQ is full of secrets and spoilers, so read at 
your own risk.

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II)   Version/update record

1.71 In a realized blunder, I found that I copied over an earlier 
     prepared version that had several contirbutions in it.  This fixes 
     that for the most part (sorry contributors).  Also, I need the 
     person who supplied a tip in the mountain climbing game to get in 
     contact with me (provide your tip so I can make sure it's you) as 
     I believe I deleted my mail before a certain date.

1.7  Last planned update.  Added some info in walkthrough.  Added 
     character commentary.  Added additions based on e-mails recieved.
     General update to other sections.  Finally remembered to add Soul 
     Eater to the Rune list.  More dropped items from monsters.

1.6  Added a few more items.  Added the updated McDohl guide by Roric.
     Added announcement at top.  Possible other minor things that I 
     forgot about.

1.5  Added various tips that have been collecting in my mail box.  
     Added the Guardian Deity list.  Some minor revision work.  
     Alphabetized the credits and reorganized some sections.  Added 
     scroll making section.

1.4  Added statistic ratings for playable characters.  Added some more 
     to the Headquarters extras.  Made a list of Spell Combos.  Added 
     more combos.  Mokumoku now with real directions.

1.3  Added a few more items and findings.  Added Roric's McDohl Guide.  
     Further updated character info.  Fixed an error in the recipe 
     list.  Now collecting info on gifts from Guardian Deities, so if 
     you have some data, please send it to me.

1.2  Got the best ending.  Completed most of Clive's quest, but missed 
     out at the end.  Compiling more info on monsters and Runes.  
     Projects include Magic Combos, Combos, and finding the last few 
     items.  Also will start work on the other options in your castle.  
     I plan to play through two more times (for a total of four), 
     using one quest  to seek out more monster items and exploration, 
     and another fast play to get Clive's subquest done.  Any 
     submissions are welcome.

1.1  Basically finished the weapon section (need info on Nanami).  
     Revised the rune section.  Fixed up a few errors and the 
     Hix/Tengaar sidequest.  I'm revising the Miscellaneous and 
     Character sections.  Also seeking info on trading posts rates.

1.0  I finally beat the game, but didn't get the last two stars in 
     time.  Walkthrough is updated as far as the ending.  I plan on 
     working on the wording used in the walkthrough.  Also, I will be 
     revising the character section and several others as well 
     (including filling in some holes in the equipment lists and rune 
     lists.  If there's anything I missed, please let me know.  I will 
     be playing through the game again, and might revolutionize the 
     monster data (not sure yet).  I also want to work on compiling 
     the market rates for trading to figure out the ranges.  E-mail me 
     any submissions.

0.2  Added more information, redid the layout, added sections, and 
     worked on some writing in some sections.

0.1  This is a preliminary version.  Not much info yet, but I'll add 
     more as I get to it, as I'm writing this while progressing 
     through the game.  Expect format changes in updates.  For now, 
     only ask questions or send in stuff up to where the FAQ is at.  I 
     do not want spoilers.  If you have suggestions for sections, 
     please let me know as I try to cater to my fellow gamer as much 
     as possible.

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Version 1.7 will be the last update that I put much work into, future 
updates being dependent upon submissions or random discoveries.  I 
know that some sections are not 100% complete, but these proved beyond 
my meager skills, and have yet to be addressed.

If you have anything new to send feel free to e-mail me.  Things I 
most need are: Karen's 3rd, 4th, and 5th dance prizes (with relevant 
info); the enemies in the Greenhill area before the flight from Muse 
(with relevant info); any holes (such as prices); anything I miss.  
Also feel free to send any feedback.  Also, if you'd like to see a 
cooking list, please tell me so I know whether or not to write one 
(I'll just add the missing meals to the item list).

If you need help, I am available to answer questions, but before you 
ask, please read through the entire FAQ/Walkthrough.  If you're 
looking for an item, use the search command (under Edit or Find on 
most text readers).  I will not answer anymore questions for things 
clearly stated in this document.  If something is unclear, let me 
know.  Thank you.

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IV)   Characters

     I tried to arrange this in the approximate order you can get the 
various characters.  Be sure to look ahead for certain characters, as 
some have prerequisites that must be meet before they'll join (Clive, 
McDohl, and Sigfried).
     Note that sometimes you will not be able to recruit characters at 
certain times.  If you are currently on a quest pertaining to the main 
plot, many free characters will vanish.  In this case, finish your 
current quest.  Do not talk to Shu, or approach the meeting room.  As 
long as you don't trigger the next section, you should be alright to 
recruit people.  If someone will not join, try getting more recruits, 
then try again.

1 - Hero
  Level: 2
  Age: 16
  Role - Att: A, Def: C, Tch: A, Spd: B, HP: B, Mag: B, Spl: B
  Runes: none
  Equipment: Bandanna, Robe, Medicine, Gloves, Boots
  Commentary: Gets Bright Shield Rune.  Overall, the hero is a good 
character, and since you're stuck with him all the time this isn't too 
bad.  His double strike attack does really good damage and should keep 
him on par with the other fighters.  Also, since he has the Bright 
Shield Rune, he is a good healer, and sometimes the only one you'll 
need.  He also fares well with attack spells.
  How to get: You play his role

* - Jowy
  Level: 2/approximately your level -5
  Age: 16
  Role - Att: B, Def: C, Tch: A, Spd: A, HP: C, Mag: A, Spl: A
  Runes: none
  Equipment: Tunic, Medicine, Flaming Arrows, Boots
  Commentary: Gets Black Sword Rune.  Jowy is also a rather strong 
charcater, with very strong magic.  The Black Shield Rune is the most 
powerful offensive rune in terms of raw damage power.  His weapon is 
decent as well.  His true asset in the early game is his unite attack 
with the hero.
  How to get: Jowy starts with you

2 - Gengen
  Level: 6
  Age: 17
  Role - Att: C, Def: C, Tch: B, Spd: C, HP: C, Mag: D, Spl: C
  Runes: none
  Equipment: Leather Hat, Leather Coat, Wooden Shield, Cape, Boots, 
   Medicine
  Commentary: He helps you get flour.  Gengen is okay, but as you get 
more recruits, his lack of merit detracts from his use.  It's best to 
have Gabocha so you can do the Kobold ATK.  Aside from this, Gengen as 
good technique, so he should hit more than some of the stronger 
characters, and his armors are not too bad.
  How to get: Joins after you and Jowy are held by Viktor

3 - Mukumuku  (Kyaro or Greenhill Area)
  Level: 2/33
  Age: 6
  Role - Att: B, Def: C, Tch: D, Spd: C, HP: D, Mag: D, Spl: C
  Runes: none
  Equipment: none
  Commentary: One of five squirrels.  Mukumuku is good when you have 
open slots when(if) you get him in Kyaro, but otherwise isn't anything 
special.  He can equip a Fire Rune, but magic is not his strong suit.
  How to get: Search the tree above your house repeatedly; or on the 
road between Muse and Greenhill in Greenhill's territory, but you must 
be alone and possibly with mandatory characters.

4 - Nanami  (Kyaro)
  Level: 5
  Age: 16
  Role - Att: C, Def: C, Tch: A, Spd: A, HP: D, Mag: C, Spl: C
  Runes: none
  Equipment: Feathered Hat, Tunic, Medicine, Gloves, Wooden Shoes
  Commentary: Your sister.  Nanami is one of the fastest characters in 
the game.  Also, she gets a double strike attack, but her damage is on 
the low side.  If you give her the Spark Rune, she becomes a great 
asset allowing the slowest to attack at her speed.
  How to get: Joins automatically

5 - Rikimaru  (Ryube)
  Level: 8
  Age: 25
  Role - Att: A, Def: B, Tch: C, Spd: C, HP: A, Mag: E, Spl: C
  Runes: none
  Equipment: Leather Coat
  Commentary: Rikimaru is strong and can soak damage, but you'll need 
to get him some good armor first.  His true asset is the Manly ATK he 
does with Amada.
  How to get: You find him laying outside ill.  Bring him to the 
tavern for some food and cover the 3000 potch bill.

6 - Millie  (Ryube)
  Level: 6
  Age: 14
  Role - Att: E, Def: D, Tch: D, Spd: C, HP: D, Mag: B, Spl: B
  Runes: Groundhog
  Equipment: Feathered Hat, Tunic, Medicine, Gloves, Blue Ribbon
  Commentary: Millie makes a good mage, but lacks physical ability.  
Bonaparte allows her to do double damage once, but this doesn't make 
her much better.  Use her if you want a cutesy character who can throw 
out some decent magic support.
  How to get: Complete the Finding Bonaparte subquest

7 - Kinnison  (Ryube Woods)
  Level: 6
  Age: 18
  Role - Att: C, Def: C, Tch: A, Spd: B, HP: C, Mag: C, Spl: C
  Runes: none
  Equipment: Bandana, Leather Coat, Medicine, Healing Wind, Boots
  Commentary: Kinnison is a good archer.  He's fast and accurate, but 
don't expect huge damage from him.  His unite with Shiro is useful for 
eliminating random enemies.
  How to get: Place the baby bird and nest back in the tree.  He'll be 
there when you return.

8 - Shiro  (Ryube Woods)
  Level: 6
  Age: 9
  Role - Att: A, Def: B, Tch: B, Spd: A, HP: C, Mag: C, Spl: C
  Runes: none
  Equipment: none
  Commentary: Shiro is probably the second fastest character in the 
game.  He also has some good physical stats.  When given a Double Beat 
Rune, he'll do silly amounts of damage in no time at all.  Just be 
careful about his HP.
  How to get: Joins with Kinnison

9 - Zamza  (Toto or South Window)
  Level: 6
  Age: 29
  Role - Att: B, Def: B, Tch: C, Spd: D, HP: C, Mag: B, Spl: B
  Runes: Fire Dragon
  Equipment: Feathered Hat, Guard Robe, Medicine, Cape, Leggings
  Commentary: Zamza is mostly talk, but has some good stats.  He's a 
good mage and competant fighter.  He can be on the frontline (and has 
to be to attack).  Just watch out for his speed and accuracy as both 
are lacking.  His Fire Dragon Rune is helpful, provided you block the 
fire damage it deals to him.
  How to get: Bring Nanami to see him in Toto before it is destroyed 
or South Window after the occupation.

10 - Hanna  (Toto)
  Level: 6
  Age: 29
  Role - Att: B, Def: A, Tch: B, Spd: D, HP: C, Mag: D, Spl: D
  Runes: none
  Equipment: Leather Hat, Leather Coat, Steel Shield, Medicine, 
   Leather Cape
  Commentary: Simply a warrior.  She lacks speed, but should have high 
defense overall.  Use her with Oulan to untap her true potential.
  How to get: Ask her join after Toto is burned.

11 - Apple
  Level: NA
  Age: 18
  Role: Strategist/non-combatant
  Commentary: Talk to her to change your support commanders.
  How to get: Apple meets you in Toto, and joins after the fort is 
taken.

12 - Viktor
  Level: 22
  Age: 32
  Role - Att: A, Def: A, Tch: C, Spd: B, HP: B, Mag: D, Spl: D
  Runes: none
  Equipment: Half Helmet, Chain Mail, Gloves, Boots, Kindness Drops
  Commentary: Gets Star Dragon Sword.  Viktor is one of the best 
warriors in the game.  His flaws in Suikoden 1 are not as stark.  Give 
him a Fury Rune, and he'll throw out some of the hardest hits, 
especially with the Star Dragon Sword (I've seen him do over 3000 
damage).
  How to get: Joins automatically

13 - Flik
  Level: 22
  Age: 27
  Role - Att: B, Def: B, Tch: B, Spd: B, HP: C, Mag: B, Spl: A
  Runes: Lightning
  Equipment: Circuret, Leather Armor, Steel Shield, Leather Cape, 
   Boots, Mega Medicine
  Commentary: Flik is a character you don't want to neglect.  He has 
no weak points, and is a good warrior and great magician.  Keep him 
with a Lightning/Thunder Rune for use against bosses.
  How to get: Joins automatically

14 - Tsai  (Ryube Forest)
  Level: 11
  Age: 37
  Role - Att: C, Def: B, Tch: A, Spd: C, HP: C, Mag: C, Spl: C
  Runes: Unicorn
  Equipment: Leather Hat, Leather Coat, Clay Guardian, Gauntlet, 
   Leggings
  Commentary: Tsai is fair at best.  He should hit at least 90% of the 
time, but he doesn't hit that hard.  He's more useful in war than in 
personal combat.
  How to get: He joins when you recruit him for Flik and Viktor

15 - Tuta (Muse)
  Level: 3
  Age: 11
  Role - Att: D, Def: E, Tch: D, Spd: B, HP: E, Mag: D, Spl: C
  Runes: Medicine
  Equipment: Leather Hat, Guard Robe, Medicinex2, Mega Medicine
  Commentary: Aside from being fast and having a long range attack, 
Tuta is very weak.  I really recommend not using Tuta for most quests.  
Early on the Medicine Rune is okay, but Tuta will use it in place of 
any action you tell him to do.
  How to get: Joins briefly on Flour expedition, but later joins 
permanently at Muse before it is captured.

16 - Anita  (Muse or Banner Village)
  Level: 16 or 42
  Age: 29
  Role - Att: B, Def: C, Tch: A, Spd: B, HP: C, Mag: A, Spl: B
  Runes: Falcon
  Equipment: Circulet, Brass Armor, Wooden Shield, Thunder Runner, 
   Shoulder Pads, Gauntlet
  Commentary: Initially, Anita is nohing special.  She can fight well, 
and do some good damage with her Falcon Rune, but there are better 
warriors.  Late in the game, however, she gets a second rune slot, and 
should also be very strong in magic.  Give her an attack rune and see 
just how strong she can be.
  How to get: Keep being nice to her and she'll eventually join you 
(after about 3 things).  To speed things up, exit and re-enter town.  
You can also recruit her by having Valeria in your party.

17 - Gilbert  (Battle #3)
  Level: NA
  Age: 36
  Role: Troop commander/non-combatant
  Commentary: Used in wars only.
  How to get: During the battle, his unit needs to be damaged.  As 
long as he doesn't die (but he can be wounded), he'll join you in the 
next battle.

18 - Rina  (Coronet)
  Level: 4/approximate to your level - 19
  Age: 18
  Role - Att: D, Def: D, Tch: C, Spd: C, HP: D, Mag: A, Spl: A
  Runes: Fire
  Equipment: Robe, Medicine, Angry Blow, Cape
  Commentary: Joins temporarily until you get to Kyaro.  Rina is a 
great mage with a long range attack.  She doesn't have high attack 
power, defense, or HP, so it's good she has long range.  Otherwise, 
she's average.  Use her as a mage and you shouldn't be disappointed.
  How to get: Joins automatically

19 - Eilie  (Coronet)
  Level: 4/approximate to your level - 19
  Age: 17
  Role - Att: C, Def: C, Tch: B, Spd: B, HP: C, Mag: B, Spl: B
  Runes: none
  Equipment: Tunic, Medicine, Gloves, Wooden Shoes
  Commentary: Joins temporarily until you get to Kyaro.  Eilie is 
pretty fast and accurate, and she can make a good auxiliary magician.  
Her attack is fairly good for a back line character.
  How to get: Joins automatically

20 - Bolgan  (Coronet)
  Level: 4/approximate to your level - 19
  Age: 16
  Role - Att: A, Def: B, Tch: D, Spd: E, HP: B, Mag: D, Spl: D
  Runes: Fire Breath
  Equipment: Leather Hat, Leather Coat, Leggings, Wooden Shoes, 
   Sacrificial Jizo
  Commentary: Joins temporarily until you get to Kyaro.  Bolgan can 
take a bit of damage and hit hard, but is slower than a tortoise and 
rarely lands a blow.  There are better characters to choose from, but 
if you can get his accuracy up, he should work out.
  How to get: Joins automatically

21 - Freed Y  (South Window)
  Level: approximate to your level - 20
  Age: 25
  Role - Att: C, Def: C, Tch: C, Spd: C, HP: C, Mag: C, Spl: C
  Runes: Lightning Rune embedded on weapon
  Equipment: Circuret, Brass Armor, Wooden Shield, Water Amulet*, 
   Medicine, Boots
  Commentary: Average man.  Freed Y has no weakness, but he also has 
no assets.  Equipping runes that improve stats and embedding an attack 
rune are vital to make him stand out.
  How to get: Joins automatically

22 - Templeton  (Toto)
  Level: NA
  Age: 14
  Role: map maker/non-combatant
  Commentary: Gives you the Suiko Map.  Talk to him to view the world 
map at you leisure.
  How to get: Meet him at the Mercenary Fortress after Highland 
occupies.  After going to South Window, meet him again in Toto, and 
he'll join.  You can also get to Toto when you are disguised as 
Highland Soldiers for Jess.

23 - Leona
  Level: NA
  Age: 32
  Role: barkeep/non-combatant
  Commentary: Talk to her to change your party.  Sometimes she's gone, 
which is always plot related.  At the end of the game she will be gone 
so you cannot add characters to your party.
  How to get: Joins automatically

24 - Shu
  Level: NA
  Age: 26
  Role: strategist/non-combatant
  Commentary: Usually the person with whom to speak to advance the 
game.
  How to get: find a coin in the river (plot point)

25 - Huan
  Level: NA
  Age: 34
  Role: doctor/non-combatant
  Commentary: Great rune for use in war.
  How to get: Joins automatically

26 - Luc
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 17
  Role - Att: E, Def: E, Tch: B, Spd: A, HP: D, Mag: A+, Spl: A
  Runes: Wind, Pixie
  Equipment: Circuret, Guard Robe, Speed Ring, Mega Medicine, Bolt 
   of Wrath
  Commentary: Comes with the Stone Tablet.  Luc is a fast and strong 
magician.  Use him for spell power only as his attack and defense are 
pitiful.
  How to get: Joins automatically

27 - Barbara
  Level: NA
  Age: 36
  Role: warehouse keeper/non-combatant
  Commentary: Drop off items with her to free up your inventory, but 
be careful as she has limited space.
  How to get: Joins automatically

28 - Hilda  (South Window)
  Level: NA
  Age: 33
  Role: inn keeper/non-combatant
  Commentary: Simply the innkeeper, but lets you stay for free.
  How to get: Talk to her at the inn in South Window after 
establishing your castle

29 - Alex  (South Window)
  Level: NA
  Age: 36
  Role: item store clerk/non-combatant
  Commentary: Will sell any item you've seen in the Item stores, 
except Rare Finds.  Needed to get Killey.
  How to get: joins with Hilda

30 - Tai Ho  (Kuskus)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 37
  Role - Att: B, Def: C, Tch: A, Spd: C, HP: C, Mag: C, Spl: C
  Runes: Killer
  Equipment: Half Helmet, Guard Robe, Grilled Fish, Belt of 
   Strength
  Commentary: Tai Ho is stronger and has better aim than other spear-
users, but doesn't do a whole lot more than this.
  How to get: Talk to him in Kuskus and win 5000 P from him.

31 - Yam Koo  (Kuskus)
  Level: NA
  Age: 28
  Role: fisherman/non-combatant
  Commentary: His fishing mini-game lets you get mroe ingredients for 
cooking.
  How to get: Joins with Tai Ho

32 -Richmond  (Radat)
  Level: NA
  Age: 35
  Role: private eye/non-combatant
  Commentary: Gains info on companions and recruitment.
  How to get: Take his bet on coin toss, then go talk to a man in the 
tavern.  He'll give you a coin.  Tell Richmond to use it, and he'll 
join.

33 - Amada  (Radat)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 26
  Role - Att: B, Def: B, Tch: D, Spd: D, HP: A, Mag: D, Spl: C
  Runes: Earth Rune embedded in weapon
  Equipment: Leather Coat, Chirashi-Zushi, Belt of Strength, Leggings
  Commentary: Amada is a hit point god, and can take a bit of a 
beating with the right armor.  However, his speed and aim need work.  
Best used with Rikimaru for the Manly ATK.
  How to get: Beat him in a duel after Fitcher meets with you and Shu

34 - Yoshino  (Radat)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 23
  Role - Att: D, Def: D, Tch: C, Spd: C, HP: C, Mag: C, Spl: B
  Runes: none
  Equipment: Guard Robe, Water Amulet*, Obento, Belt of Strength
  Commentary: Freed Y's wife.  Though weaker than her husband, she is 
a little better with a M rank weapon and some spell ability.
  How to get: Visit with Freed once, she will not be there.  Later 
visit again with him in the party (after getting Shu).  She'll join.

35 - Adlai  (South Window)
  Level: NA
  Age: 42
  Role: inventor/non-combatant
  Commentary: Makes elevator.
  How to get: After getting Shu, he'll ask you to run errands.  First, 
he wants a Sacrificial Jizo (buy from Alex or take Bolgan's).  Second, 
he wants a Wooden Shield (buy at armory in South Window).  Third he 
wants a Wind Crystal (buy from runemaster in South Window).  He'll 
then repeat the pattern.  Starting with the Wind Crystal, you'll have 
the option to throw it at him.  Do so and he'll join.

36 - Clive  (South Window)
  Level: 16
  Age: 27
  Role - Att: C, Def: D, Tch: A+, Spd: A, HP: C, Mag: D, Spl: D
  Runes: none
  Equipment: Guard Robe, Leather Cape, Boots, Sacrificial Jizo
  Commentary: Has a secondary quest.  Clive is one of the best 
characters.  Despite average strength, he hit hard and has the best 
aim in the game.  He's also very fast.  Give him a Kite Rune to hit 
more enemies if you'd like.
  How to get: First meet Elza in Muse and agree to help her.  Next, 
talk to him after getting on your boat and promise to take him to 
Lakewest.

37 - Taki  (Lakewest)
  Level: NA
  Age: 72
  Role: Gossiper/non-combatant
  Commentary: Doesn't contribute much after joining.
  How to get: Talk to her a few times.

38 - Hans  (Two River City)
  Level: NA
  Age: 33
  Role: Armory clerk/non-combatant
  Commentary: Will sell any (non-Rare Find) item you see in an armory.
  How to get: Ask this armorer to join you.  If you'd like, charge him 
either price.  It'll just take him some time to get the money 
together.


39 - Gabocha  (Kobold District)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 13
  Role - Att: D, Def: D, Tch: B, Spd: B, HP: D, Mag: D, Spl: C
  Runes: none
  Equipment: Pointed Hat, Leather Coat, Croquette, Fish Badge
  Commentary: A long ranged weaker version of Gengen.  Like his hero, 
he's best suited for doing the Kobold ATK.
  How to get: Take Gengen to see him.  He follows behind you.

40 - Ridley
   Level: NA
   Age: 39
   Role: troop commander/non-combatant
   Commentary: Possibly the most effective general.
   How to get: Joins automatically

41 - Fitcher
   Level: NA
   Age: 32
   Role: information specialist/non-combatant
   Commentary: He provides pre-war services and comic relief.
   How to get: Joins automatically

42 - Chaco  (Two River City)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 14
  Role - Att: C, Def: C, Tch: C, Spd: B, HP: D, Mag: B, Spl: C
  Runes: none
  Equipment: Half Helmet, Karate Uniform, Meat Pie, Sun Badge
  Commentary: Chaco's fast and resists magic fairly well, but his 
otherwise average stats and low hit points make him turn out not to be 
very good.  At least he has a medium ranged weapon.
  How to get: Joins automatically after Highland retreats

43 - Sid  (Sewers)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 21
  Role - Att: C, Def: C, Tch: C, Spd: B, HP: C, Mag: B, Spl: C
  Runes: Waking
  Equipment: Head Gear, Karate Uniform, Mayo Rice Omelet, Gauntlet
  Commentary: Sid is a little stronger than Chaco, but overall about
as useful.  You may wish to remove the Waking Rune from him as well.
  How to get: Go to secret room in sewers with Chaco in your party

44 - Tetsu  (Lakewest)
  Level: NA
  Age: 42
  Role: bath master/non-combatant
  Commentary: Baths are kind of pointless and only let you see some 
scenes and get Toasty (regenerate hp for a time).
  How to get: Talk to him while toasty (use Fried Tacos)

45 - Shilo  (Lakewest)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 24
  Role - Att: C, Def: D, Tch: A+, Spd: C, HP: C, Mag: D, Spl: C
  Runes: Poison Rune embedded in weapon
  Equipment: Karate Uniform, Medicine, Wind of Sleep
  Commentary: He's accurate and has okay strength and long range.  
That's about it, though.
  How to get: After joining with Two River City, win 5000 P from him 
in Chinchirorin.  you can get him after getting a level 2 castle.

46 - Hai Yo  (Your Castle)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 27
  Role - Att: C, Def: C, Tch: D, Spd: C, HP: C, Mag: D, Spl: C
  Runes: none
  Equipment: Leather Hat, Leather Coat, BBQ Meat Buns, Fried Fish 
   Balls, Wooden Shoes
  Commentary: Even though you can, there is really no reason to use Hai 
Yo in battle as he has no strenghts.
  How to get: Hai Yo shows up after Two River City and joins you.  
He's through the right door in the courtyard. 

47 - Oulon  (Kuskus)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 27
  Role - Att: B, Def: A, Tch: C, Spd: D, HP: A, Mag: E/A, Spl: D
  Runes: Angry Dragon
  Equipment: Half Helmet, Chain Mail, Power Gloves*, Medicine, Boots
  Commentary: Oulan is a great attacker and warrior especially when 
paired with a Fury Rune.  She also defends well against magic.
  How to get: Go to Kuskus with only women in your party (excluding 
your hero) after Two River City.  You'll get attacked by some ruffians.
She'll rescue you.

48 - Stallion  (Radat)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 28
  Role - Att: C, Def: D, Tch: B, Spd: A+, HP: C, Mag: C, Spl: C
  Runes: True Holy Rune
  Commentary: He's ultra fast and lets you flee from battle 100% when 
you have the option.  His Technique is good too.  Otherwise, he's not 
very strong.
  How to get: Run or Let Go from 50 battles to beat him in a race.

49 - Hix  (Kobold Village)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 20
  Role - Att: C, Def: C, Tch: B, Spd: B, HP: C, Mag: C, Spl: C
  Runes: Exertion Rune embedded in weapon
  Commentary: His is a warrior who favors speed and aim over power.  
He's okay, but is best uniting with Tengaar.
  How to get: Complete the Hix/Tengaar subquest

50 - Tengaar  (Kobold Village)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 18
  Role - Att: D, Def: D, Tch: C, Spd: C, HP: C, Mag: B, Spl: A
  Runes: Earth
  Commentary: Tengaar is a great mage and has a long range attack.  
She is a good support magician to take anywhere.
  How to get: Complete the Hix/Tengaar subquest

51 - Emilia  (Greenhill)
  Level: NA
  Age: 29
  Role: librarian/non-combatant
  Commentary: Just give her books to read them.
  How to get: Confide in her during the rescue mission in Greenhill

52 - Teresa  (Greenhill)
  Level: NA
  Age: 27
  Role: troop commander/non-combatant
  Commentary: The longest range archery war unit, but also the 
weakest.
  How to get: Joins automatically

53 - Shin  (Greenhill) 
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 27
  Role - Att: B, Def: D, Tch: A, Spd: C, HP: C, Mag: D, Spl: C
  Runes: Spider Slay
  Equipment: Head Gear, Chain Mail, Mega Medicine, Belt of Strength
  Commentary: Shin has good attack power and hits often, but he has 
terrible defense.  More often than not, strong enemies will eliminate 
him before he goes.
  How to get: Joins automatically

54 - Nina  (Greenhill)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 16
  Role - Att: C, Def: C, Tch: D, Spd: C, HP: C, Mag: B, Spl: B
  Runes: None
  Equipment: Head Gear, Magic Robe, Spicy Pilaf, Fish Badge, Guard Ring
  Commentary: Aside from a humorous unite with Flik, Nina's best 
suited as a support mage.  She can also attack okay from the back 
line.
  How to get: Joins automatically

55 - Meg  (Greenhill-Muse Bordergate)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 16
  Role - Att: D, Def: D, Tch: B, Spd: C, HP: D, Mag: C, Spl: C
  Runes: Trick
  Equipment: Guard Robe, Lucky Ring*, Anchovy Pizza, French Toast
  Commentary: Meg seems like she'd be good, but is really pretty poor.  
She should only be used with Gadget for their unite attack.
  How to get: Find her after rescuing Teresa

56 - Gadget  (With Meg)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 3
  Role - Att: A, Def: A++, Tch: B, Spd: C, HP: C, Mag: E/C, Spl: E
  Runes: none
  Equipment: none
  Commentary: Gadget is a machine made by Juppo.  Gadget has a superb 
defense rating, and if it could use weapons would really be powerful.  
Use it with Meg for their combo, or use it to soak damage.
  How to get: Joins with Meg.

57 - Lebrante  (Radat)
  Level: NA
  Age: 40
  Role: appraiser/non-combatant
  Commentary: An overpriced appraiser.  You probably don't want to 
visit him unless you're lazy.  Charges 400 potch.
  How to get: Bring him a Celadon Urn after getting over 60 recruits.

58 - Jeane  (Two Rivers)
  Level: NA
  Age: ???
  Role: runemaster/non-combatant
  Commentary: She sell any Rune you've seen for sell (except Rare 
Finds), and attach/remove at the standard fee.
  How to get:  Talk with her in her shop after saving Teresa

59 - Yuzu  (Kobold Village)
  Level: NA
  Age: 10
  Role: herder/non-combatant
  Commentary: Give Yuzu all you livestock.  Also give them to her one 
at a time if you want to see all your animals or else some won't 
appear (but they will becounted for use in the restaraunt).
  How to get: Look for her lost sheep.

60 - Wakaba  (Forest Village)
  Level: approximate to you level
  Age: 15
  Role - Att: B, Def: C, Tch: A, Spd: A, HP: A, Mag: C, Spl: C
  Rune: White Tiger, Fire Rune embedded in weapon
  Equipment: Head Gear, Karate Uniform, Veggie Sandwich, Belt of 
   Strength, Skill Ring
  Commentary: Wakaba is a great attacker to have.  her only real 
weakness is defense, but her high hit point total should compensate 
for this.
  How to get: Talk to her after completing the Two River City section

61 - Tony  (Forest Village)
  Level: NA
  Age: 19
  Role: farmer/non-combatant
  Commentary: Lets you play Whack-A-Mole.
  How to get: Offer him a chance to have a garden.

** - Makumaku (Greenhill Area)
  Level: approximate to Mukumuku's level
  Age: 6
  Role - Att: E, Def: C, Tch: D, Spd: B, HP: E, Mag: C, Spl: B
  Runes: none
  Commentary: Makumaku is like a weaker Mukumuku with mojo (spell 
power).
  How to get: Wander on the road between Two River City and Greenhill 
alone or with Mukumuku

** - Mikimiku (Greenhill Area)
  Level: 33
  Age: 6
  Role - Att: D, Def: C, Tch: D, Spd: A, HP: E, Mag: D, Spl: C
  Runes: none
  Commentary: A weaker Mukumuku with a lot more speed.
  How to get: Wander between Greenhill and Forest village alone or 
with other squirrels while on the road.

** - Mekumeku (Greenhill Area)
  Level: 33
  Age: 6
  Role - Att: B, Def: C, Tch: D, Spd: C, HP: E, Mag: D, Spl: C
  Runes: none
  Commentary: He's stronger than Mukumuku, but has hitting problems.
  How to get: Wander the path to Matilda like Makumaku and Mikumiku

** - Mokumoku (Greenhill Area)
  Level: 40
  Age: 6
  Role - Att: A, Def: A, Tch: E, Spd: C, HP: C, Mag: E, Spl: E
  Runes: none
  Commentary:  Aside from pitiful spells and low hit rate, he is the 
strongest squirrel overall.
  How to get: Wander around the clearing below Forest Village alone of 
with other squirrels.

62 - Viki  (Forest Path)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 16
  Role - Att: E, Def: E, Tch: B, Spd: D, HP: D, Mag: B, Spl: A
  Runes: Blinking
  Equipment: Magic Robe, Tempura, Magic Ring
  Commentary: You can still teleport when Viki is in your party.  Just 
walk into the space she normally occupies, and she'll offer to teleport, 
and still be part of the party.  Viki is a good mage, but she has random 
luck.  Spells cast by her may sometimes backfire.
  How to get: Let her go to your castle when you meet en rout to 
Matilda

63 - Futch  (Highway Village)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 14
  Role - Att: C, Def: D, Tch: B, Spd: B, HP: C, Mag: D, Spl: C
  Rune: none
  Equipment: Circuret, Leather Armor, Steel Shield, Medicine, Gauntlet, 
   Boots
  Commentary: Futch is a reliable medium ranged attacker, but is weak 
in defense, but can wear some good armors to improve this quality.
  How to get: Complete Humphrey/Futch subquest

64 - Humphrey  (Highway Village)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 35
  Role - Att: A, Def: A, Tch: C, Spd: E, HP: A, Mag: D, Spl: D
  Rune: none
  Equipment: Half Helmet, Knight Armor*, Mega Medicine, Gauntlet, Boots
  Commentary: He has the best defense in the game and high hit points.  
He only really lacks any magic talent and speed.  One of the better 
stars to use.
  How to get: Complete Humphrey/Futch subquest

65 - Miklotov  (Rockaxe)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 26
  Role - Att: A, Def: A, Tch: C, Spd: C, HP: B, Mag: C, Spl: C
  Runes: Knight, Wind Rune embedded in weapon
  Equipment: Half Helmet, Half Plate, Fire Emblem, Mega Medicine, 
   Gauntlet
  Commentary: Miklotov is a good warrior with good attack and defense strength.
  How to get: Joins automatically

66 - Camus  (Rockaxe)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 27
  Role - Att: B, Def: B, Tch: B, Spd: B, HP: C, Mag: B, Spl: B
  Runes: Rage Rune
  Equipment: Half Helmet, Chain Mail, Kite Shield, Crimson Cape*, Mega 
   Medicine, Gauntlet
  Commentary: He's weaker than Miklotov, but has appreciable magic 
power.  Use him as a fighter/mage.
  How to get: Joins automatically

67 - Kiba  (Your Castle)
  Level: NA
  Age: 37
  Role: troop commander/non-combatant
  Commentary: The most defensive general.
  How to get: Joins automatically

68 - Klaus  (Your Castle)
  Level: NA
  Age: 19
  Role: strategists/non-combatant
  Commentary: Only used in war.
  How to get: Joins automatically

69 - Simone  (Radat)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 32
  Role - Att: C, Def: D, Tch: B, Spd: C, HP: C, Mag: B, Spl: B
  Runes: none
  Equipment: Chain Mail, Cape of Darkness*, Gold Emblem*, Mega Medicine
  Commentary: Simone is competant with magic and has a decent long 
range attack, making him useful.  Never put him in the front line.
  How to get: You need to find his Rose Brooch.  Buy one in Banner 
Village (warning, it's a Rare Find).

70 - Valeria  (Gregminster)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 29
  Role - Att: A, Def: C, Tch: B, Spd: A, HP: B, Mag: C, Spl: C
  Runes: Falcon
  Equipment: Half Helmet, Scale Mail, Kite Shield, Mega Medicine, 
   Gauntlet, Leather Cape
  Commentary: Strong, fast, and good hit points, there's nothing not 
to like about Valeria.  She also has the Falcon Rune and can unite 
with Anita for a strong attack.
  How to get: Joins automatically, but you cannot get Kasumi

70 - Kasumi  (Gregminster)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 19
  Role - Att: C, Def: C, Tch: A, Spd: A+, HP: C, Mag: C, Spl: C
  Runes: Shrike
  Commentary:  Fast and accurate, but not too strong.  Also, since 
she's short range, she needs to be on the frontline.  Not the place to 
put someone with her defense.
  How to get: Joins automatically, but you cannot get Valeria

71 - Sheena  (Your Castle)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 19
  Role - Att: B, Def: C, Tch: B, Spd: C, HP: C, Mag: B, Spl: B
  Runes: Earth
  Equipment: Silver Hat, Magic Robe, Steel Shield, Star Earrings*, 
   Green Salad, Boots
  Commentary: Shows up at your base after you defeat Kiba.  Sheena is 
a little stronger than Hix, and he also has some magic power.  
Definitely more useful that he was in Suikoden 1.
  How to get: Joins automatically in Gregminster

72 - Lorelai  (Gregminster)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 28
  Role - Att: C, Def: C, Tch: A, Spd: B, HP: C, Mag: A, Spl: B
  Runes: Draining, Sleep Rune embedded in weapon
  Equipment: Circuret, Chain Mail, Thunder Amulet*, Mega Medicine, Fur 
   Cape
  Commentary: Lorelai is a good warrior to have, and she is rather 
strong with magic and is one of the characters that can use a Blue 
Gate Rune.
  How to get: Ask her to join with at least 60 recruits.

73 - Gordon  (Gregminster)
  Level: NA
  Age: 38
  Role: trader/non-combatant
  Commentary: A trader like any other.
  How to get: Ask him to join, then make 50000 P through trading.

74 - Mondo  (Rokkaku)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 35
  Role - Att: B, Def: B, Tch: B, Spd: B, HP: B, Mag: C, Spl: C
  Runes: Mayfly
  Equipment: Ninja Suit, The Shredding, Belt of Strength, Sacrificial 
   Jizo
  Commentary: Mondo is a fairly strong Ninja, but sucks at magic.  He 
can afford to be on the front line.
  How to get: Bring Kasumi to Rokaku (60+ recruits) or return after 
building up your castle to max.

75 - Sasuke  (Rokkaku)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 13
  Role - Att: C, Def: C, Tch: B, Spd: A, HP: C, Mag: D, Spl: C
  Runes: Killer
  Equipment: Head Gear, Ninja Suit, Dancing Flames, Sun Badge, Boots
  Commentary: Sasuke is fast and accurate, but not too strong.  Good 
thing he attacks from long range.
  How to get: Bring Kasumi to Rokaku (60+ recruits) or return after 
building up your castle to max.

** - McDohl (Banner Village/Gregminster)
  Level: 46
  Age: 19 (est.)
  Role - Att: A, Def: B, Tch: A, Spd: B, HP: B, Mag: A, Spl: A
  Runes: Soul Eater
  Equipment: What he had in Suikoden 1 plus Obento
  Commentary: In the words of myself and a friend, McDohl is a tank.  
All his stats are good, and with the Soul Eater, there are few people 
better at magic.  His attack is awesome and should hit about every 
time.  He's fast too, plus his defense is good enough for the front 
line.  The only drawback is you have to trek to Gregminster to get him 
if you dismiss him from your active team.
  How to get:  Refer to the secrets section below

76 - Connell  (Forest Village)
  Level: NA
  Age: 12
  Role: sound setter/non-combatant
  Commentary: Lets you change the window sounds.
  How to get: Talk to him while carrying a Sound Set.

77 - Badeaux  (Forest Path)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 38
  Role - Att: C, Def: C, Tch: C, Spd: C, HP: B, Mag: C, Spl: C
  Runes: Howling
  Equipment: Half Helmet, Leather Armor, Canopy Defense, Leather Cape
  Commentary: He gives you 2 listening crystals.  A fairly average 
character who works best with beasts.
  How to get: Bring Shiro to him.

78 - Hoi  (Radat)
  Level: 35
  Age: 16
  Role - Att: D, Def: D, Tch: B, Spd: B, HP: D, Mag: E, Spl: D
  Runes: Technique Rune embedded in weapon
  Equipment: Circuret, Leather Armor, Sacrificial Jizo x3
  Commentary: Hoi is pretty poor despite dexterity.  Even his Unite 
with the hero is poor.
  How to get: Thief who goes in and out of Radat.  He's at the tavern.  
Help him out.

79 - Ayda  (Forest Village)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 17
  Role - Att: C, Def: C, Tch: B, Spd: A, HP: C, Mag: C, Spl: C
  Runes: Great Hawk
  Equipment: Head Gear, Karate Uniform, Medicine, Fur Cape
  Commentary: Ayda is a good archer on and off the battlefield.
  How to get: Fight the griffins and save Feather.

80 - Feather  (Forest Village)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 23
  Role - Att: A+, Def: B, Tch: B, Spd: B, HP: A, Mag: D, Spl: C
  Runes: Shining Wind
  Equipment: none
  Commentary: Feather is worth the trouble for a large sized monster, 
but isn't very strong against magic.  The Shining Wind Rune is useful, 
and with Feather's speed, you should be able to launch a quick attack.
  How to get: Fight the griffins and save Feather.

81 - Sigfried  (Unicorn Forest)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 170
  Role - Att: A, Def: B, Tch: C, Spd: D, HP: B, Mag: B, Spl: B
  Runes: White Saint
  Equipment: none
  Commentary:
  How to get:  Hang out in by the Unicorn Tree with a listening 
crystal after the Hix/Tengaar subquest, and he'll appear.  Accept 
betrothal, and he's yours to command.

82 - Karen  (Kuskus)
  Level: 40
  Age: 17
  Role - Att: C, Def: D, Tch: C, Spd: C, HP: C, Mag: C, Spl: B
  Runes: Twin Ring, Sleep Rune embedded in weapon
  Equipment: Feathered Hat, Master Robe, Wind of Sleep, Blue Ribbon, 
   Toe Shoes
  Commentary: Karen is okay, and medium ranged.  She makes up for low 
defense with a better than average spell ability.
  How to get: Dance with her.

83 - Max  (South Window)
  Level: NA
  Age: 65
  Role: troop commander/non-combatant
  Commentary: Used only in war.
  How to get: Don't worry, he'll find you.

84 - Annallee  (South Window)
  Level: NA
  Age: 17
  Role: singer/non-combatant
  Commentary: You can talk to her to listen to some of Suikoden 2's 
soundtrack.
  How to get: She gets chased out of the inn.  Find her near the 
mayor's house.  She work with two other musicians (Pico and Alberto), 
but they were split up.  She'll sing a song for you.  Ask for another 
song, and she'll join.

85 - Killey  (South Window)
  Level: 38
  Age: 30
  Role - Att: C, Def: B, Tch: C, Spd: B, HP: C, Mag: C, Spl: C
  Runes: Fire
  Equipment: Half Helmet, Scale Mail, Mega Medicine, Cape of Darkness, 
   Boots
  Commentary: Killey is fast and strikes twice which makes him do more 
damage than attack power indicates.  He also has decent defense.
  How to get:  Mention Alex's fascination with the Sindar when you 
meet him in South Window.  Later, at your castle, visit Alex.  Killey 
will be there.  He'll return to South Window.  Repeatedly ask him to 
join and he will.

86 - Tomo  (Tsai's House)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 14
  Role - Att: B, Def: C, Tch: A, Spd: B, HP: C, Mag: C, Spl: C
  Runes: Unicorn
  Equipment: Half Helmet, Thunder God Garb, Ice Cream, Gauntlet, 
   Leggings
  Commentary: Tomo actually seems better than Tsai.  Like other spear 
users, put her in the back line.
  How to get: Joins you in a mini quest with Tsai after Luca's attack

87 - Bob  (Kobold District)
  Level: 38
  Age: 25
  Role - Att: C, Def: B, Tch: C, Spd: B, HP: B, Mag: C, Spl: C
  Runes: Rabid Fang
  Equipment: Guard Robe, Grilled Beef, Shoulder Pads
  Commentary: His rune lets him turn into a werewolf (for a few 
rounds).  As a wearwolf he's really good, but otherwise he leaves a 
bit to be desired.
  How to get: Recruit 80 or so Stars of Destiny.

88 - Koyu  (Your Castle)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 16
  Role - Att: D, Def: D, Tch: C, Spd: B, HP: C, Mag: C, Spl: C
  Runes: Gale
  Equipment: Head Gear, Dragon Armor, Medicine, Belt of Strength, Fish 
   Badge
  Commentary: He's naturally quick, but lacks attack strength.  You 
could use him as a support mage.
  How to get: Joins automatically

89 - L.C.Chan  (Crom Village)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 33
  Role - Att: B, Def: C, Tch: A, Spd: A, HP: A+, Mag: C, Spl: C
  Runes: White Tiger, Lightning Rune embedded in weapon
  Commentary: Like Wakaba but with more hit points.  If you liked 
Wakaba, you should really enjoy L.C.Chan.  Equip both with Fury Runes 
and watch their true power come out.
  How to get: Enter with Wakaba in your party.  Follow him to behind 
the item store.

90 - Raura  (Tinto)
  Level: NA
  Age: ???
  Role: scroll maker/non-combatant
  Commentary: She makes scrolls, but if you don't use them, she's kind 
of useless.
  How to get: If you have Jeane, she'll join.

91 - Tenkou  (Crom Village)
  Level: NA
  Age: 67
  Role: window setter/non-combatant
  Commentary: Lets you futz with the window appearance.
  How to get: Bring him a window set.

92 - Kahn  (Crom)
  Level: 24/approximate to your level
  Age: 32
  Role - Att: C, Def: C, Tch: B, Spd: C, HP: B, Mag: B, Spl: B
  Runes: Resurrection, Magic Drain Rune embedded in weapon
  Equipment: Leather Hat, Leather Armor, Cape of Darkness
  Commentary: Kahn is a good character overall.  He makes up for 
average attack and defense with medium range and higher hit points.  
He's also good with magic, probably best with the Water and 
Resurrection Runes.
  How to get: Joins automatically

93 - Sierra  (Tigermouth Village)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: ???
  Role - Att: C, Def: D, Tch: C, Spd: B, HP: C, Mag: B, Spl: A
  Runes: Darkness, Thunder Rune embedded in weapon
  Equipment: Circuret, Magic Robe, Magic Ring, Tomato Juice
  Commentary: Sierra is fast and pretty good with magic, but her 
defense sucks.  She does get a double attack which is decent, but this 
means putting her in the front line to use it.
  How to get: Joins automatically

94 - Gijimu  (Tinto)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 39
  Role - Att: A, Def: B, Tch: D, Spd: C, HP: B, Mag: D, Spl: D
  Runes: Double-beat
  Equipment: Full Helmet, Dragon Armor, Broiled Eel, Fur Cape, Boots
  Commentary: Gijimu is a pure fighter, and he's a darn good one too.  
He has high attack power and a double strike.  He just lacks accuracy 
and shouldn't come within ten feet of magic.
  How to get: Joins automatically after beating Neclord

95 - Lo Wen  (Tinto)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 28
  Role - Att: B, Def: C, Tch: C, Spd: C, HP: B, Mag: C, Spl: C
  Runes: Water, Down Rune embedded in weapon
  Equipment: Half Helmet, Dragon Armor, Crab Cakes, Belt of Strength, 
   Boots
  Commentary: The strongest long range attacker.  She also has better 
than average hit points.  Starting with the Down Rune is another 
asset.  She'd be perfect if she had better magic.
  How to get: Joins automatically after beating Neclord

96 - Marlowe  (Tinto)
  Level: NA
  Age: 19
  Role: servant/non-combatant
  Commentary: The most worthless character on the grounds that he does 
absolutely nothing.
  How to get: Joins automatically after beating Neclord

97 - Hauser  (Tinto)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 43
  Role - Att: A, Def: A, Tch: C, Spd: C, HP: B, Mag: D, Spl: C
  Runes: none
  Equipment: Half Helmet, Scale Mail, Dancing Flames, Silverlet, Boots
  Commentary: Hauser is a faster version of Humphrey with less hit 
points and a weakness with magic.
  How to get: Joins automatically after beating Neclord

98 - Jess  (Tinto)
  Level: NA
  Age: 24
  Role: troop support/non-combatant
  Commentary: Only used in war.
  How to get: Offer to let him join after he tells Hauser to follow 
Fitcher.

81 - Abizboah (Tinto Cavern)
  Level: 46
  Age: 76
  Role - Att: A++, Def: A+, Tch: D, Spd: E, HP: A+, Mag: E, Spl: D
  Runes: Blue Drop
  Equipment: none
  Commentary: The hardest hitting character in the game.  Abizboah 
also boast huge amounts of hp, but is utterly slow and has poor aim 
and a vulnerability to spells
  How to get: Provided you have not triggered Sigfried, go to the 
cave.  Where there is a large pool, go left from an incline that leads 
deeper in.  You will be prompted to use a Hearing Crystal.

** - Rulodia (Tinto Cavern)
  Level: 40
  Age: 68
  Role - Att: A+, Def: A, Tch: C, Spd: D, HP: A+, Mag: D, Spl: C
  Runes: Blue Drop and Flowing
  Equipment: none
  Commentary: A little weaker than Abizboah, but also makes up for his 
shortcomings.  The main drawback to Rulodia is that you cannot get all 
108 stars if you get her.
  How to get: Return to the same spot where Abizboah was with Abizboah.

** Chuchara (Your Castle - docks)
  Level: 40
  Age: 1
  Role - Att: E, Def: A++, Tch: B, Spd: D, HP: E, Mag: E, Spl: C
  Runes: none
  Equipment: none
  Commentary: Chuchara is basically a physical wall.  His attack is 
pitiful and is very vulnerable to magic.
  How to get: After getting Rulodia, go to your docks and chase him 
until his parents show up.

99 - Pico  (Greenhill)
  Level: NA
  Age: 24
  Role: musician/non-combatant
  Commentary: Adds more songs to Annallee's list.
  How to get:  After liberation, talk to him.  He joins if you have 
Annallee.

100 - Georg  (Mountain Path Drakemouth/Tigermouth)
  Level: approximately 10 levels higher than you
  Age: 41
  Role - Att: A+, Def: A, Tch: A, Spd: A, HP: B, Mag: E, Spl: E
  Runes: Killer
  Equipment: Full Helmet, Silver Armor*, Cheesecake, Silverlet
  Commentary: Georg Prime is the strongest pure warrior in the game.  
The drawback?  He has next to no ability with magic.  Still, he is 
definitely one of the game's best character's.
  How to get: Agree to not give up the fight after beating Neclord.

101 - Mazus  (Mine/Cave)
  Level: approximately 10 levels higher than you
  Age: 87
  Role - Att: D, Def: E, Tch: C, Spd: C, HP: C, Mag: A+, Spl: A
  Runes: Blue Gate*, Thunder*, Fire
  Equipment: Circuret, Robe of Mist*, Mega Medicine, Guard Ring, magic 
   Ring
  Commentary: Mazus is Crowely's rival and the best mage in Suikoden 2 
as fas as spell power is concerned.  If you use him, let him blow the 
opposition to oblivion.
  How to get: Talk with him when you have over 100 recruits

102 - Gantetsu  (South Window)
  Level: 27
  Age: 45
  Role - Att: C, Def: B, Tch: D, Spd: D, HP: C, Mag: B, Spl: B
  Runes: Resurrection
  Equipment: Karate Uniform, Healing Wind, Belt of Strength
  Commentary: Gantetsu is a mage with good defense (for a mage), but 
by the time you get him, you won't use him.
  How to get: Beat him in a pushing contest with your party after you 
slay Neclord.  Must have a decent strength total.

** - Boris
  Level: NA
  Age: 21
  Role: troop commander/non-combatant
  Commentary: Ridley's son.
  How to get: The meeting after Tinto joins if Ridley died.

103 - Alberto  (Tinto)
  Level: NA
  Age: 31
  Role: musician/non-combatant
  Commentary: Adds more songs to Annallee's list.
  How to get: Talk with him after getting both Annallee and Pico

104 - Tessai  (Kuskus)
  Level: NA
  Age: 37
  Role: blacksmith/non-combatant
  Commentary: Bring him hammers to make him better.
  How to get: Bring the Star Dragon Sword to him.

105 - Jude  (Greenhill) 
  Level: NA
  Age: 22
  Role: sculptor/non-combatant
  Commentary: He'll make your Guardian Deity.
  How to get: Get some clay for him (go to Forest Village and get 
some.  A guy right of the elder's house has it).

106 - Genshu  (Coronet)
  Level: approximate to yours
  Age: 37
  Role - Att: B, Def: C, Tch: B, Spd: B, HP: C, Mag: D, Spl: C
  Runes: Swallow
  Equipment: Head Gear, Thunder God Garb, Steamed Abalone, Shoulder
   Pads
  Commentary: Genshu is much like Shin, but a little better overall.  
Use those two together for the best results.
  How to get: Talk to him with a weapon at level 15 and you castle 
must be at maximum size.

107 - Pesmerga  (Cave of the Winds)
  Level: approximately 10 levels higher than you
  Age: ???
  Role - Att: A+, Def: B, Tch: B, Spd: D, HP: B, Mag: B, Spl: B
  Runes: Counter, Rage Rune embedded in weapon
  Equipment: Horned Helmet*, Knight Armor*, Chaos Shield*, Guard Ring*, 
   Iron Boots, Bolt of Wrath
  Commentary: Pesmerga is an absolute beast in battle.  He only lacks 
speed, which is easily fixed (Spark Rune on the hero).  If you want to 
have a character that can blow the enemy to dust, he's you man.
  How to get: After getting over 100 recruits  with you castle at full 
size, find him in the final chamber of the Cave of Winds.

108 - Vincent  (Radat)
  Level: approximate to your level
  Age: 34
  Role - Att: C, Def: D, Tch: B, Spd: C, HP: C, Mag: D/A, Spl: C
  Runes: Wind
  Equipment: Feathered Hat, Scale Mail, Mangosh, Rose Brooch, Potato 
   Pudding, Blue Ribbon
  Commentary: Vincent is nothing special, but he does have a good 
spell defense.  Use him if you want, but you might want to use Simone 
as well for their unite.
  How to get: Bring Simone to meet him (in the dock section) after 
your attack on Muse plus castle must be at max.

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V)    Walkthrough

Unicorn Brigade

Notes for this section (arranged by location):
 Tenzan Pass
   Items: none

     Explore the camp with Jowy.  Head east, and you'll spot a 
mysterious soldier who flees beyond your reach.  Return and get some 
sleep.  You'll awake to the sounds of an attack.  Captain Rowd tells 
you to flee east.  Jowy will advise you to go back to Captain Rowd, 
expressing concerns of an enemy ambush.  No choice but to heed him.
     Rowd is meeting with Prince Luca.  The ambush is a sham.  Prince 
Luca seems to desire conquest of the states.  You can now flee to the 
cliff and jump, or talk to the captain.  Talking takes you into a 
fight.

   Battle:  (1 Commander, 3 Highlands)
     Just use Unite Buddy ATK and kill the Highlands.  Finish off the 
commander in the next hit.

     You'll run to the cliff next.  You'll be attacked by an identical 
group when you reach the cliff.  If you chose to run first, you'll be 
confronted by Rowd and his troops and face only one battle that is the 
same battle as above.
     After the fights, Jowy will advise jumping.  You have to jump, 
after which, you'll be separated.


The Mercenary Army

Notes for this section (arranged by location):
  Toto-Ryube region
   Enemies: Cut Rabbit, Holly Boy, Fur Fur
  Mercenary Base
   Items: Boots (x3), Flint (x3)
  Ryube
   Items: Flour
  Toto
   Nothing Special

    You'll be found by Viktor who takes you captive.  Answer however 
you feel like it.  His mood doesn't improve much either way.  Flik 
shows up, reporting his failure to rescue Jowy.  You're taken back to 
their camp and placed in a holding cell.
     In order to eat, you have to do a couple of tasks.  Pohl, a soldier 
serving Viktor, will be your liaison.
    First task: moving boxes.  Walk into a box and push with the X 
button.  Once all are arranged, grab the rope.  Last, exit and talk to 
Pohl and finish this assignment.
    Second task: errand running.  Pohl tells you to get 2 pairs of 
boots, 3 flints, and 2 bags of flour.  Go see Barbara for the boots.  
If you want, take an extra pair.  Next see the blacksmith and get your 
flint.  Now head upstairs and go to the item store.  turns out they 
have no flour.  He says Ryube village may have some.  Return and 
report to Pohl.  He'll send you and an escort to Ryube to get the 
flour.  You need to speak with Leona (the innkeeper here).  Pohl will 
unlock the door.  She assigns Gengen to help you.  A girl named Tuta 
tags along too.  Pohl now lets you out.  Ryube is northeast.
     There are entertainers preparing for a show.  Explore if you like, 
but you need only get the flour.  Head back to the camp.  Pohl is at 
Leona's, so go up and speak with him.  Gengen and Tuta leave, and you 
rest for the night.
     Third task: wipe up spilled oil.  A simple task.  Wipe up the oil 
from the three floors.  Stand over the spill and press X.
     During the night, Jowy rescues you.  He'll lose HP if you do not 
call out to him.  You get caught by Flik upstairs.  You can try to 
bust through or surrender.  Trying to rush results in Flik's 
effortless trouncing of your hero.  The two of you are interrogated.  
You may as well say the truth.  They'll get to it anyhow.  They place 
you back in holding.  Follow Jowy's lead to escape.


The Mist Monster

Notes for this section (arranged by location):
  Toto-Ryube Region
   Enemies: Cut Rabbit, Holly Boy, Fur Fur
  Ryube
   Allies: Eilie, Rina, and Bolgan will join you until Kyaro
  Toto
   Nothing special
  North Sparrow Pass
   Enemies: Bandit A, Bandit B, Bandit C, Bon Bon, Killer Bee, Wolf
   Items: Fire Wall Scroll, Escape Talisman, Brass Armor, Feathered Hat

     Now you're free to explore around.  Start with Toto to the 
northwest.  Buy Feathered Hats if you like.  The speed boost can be 
useful.  You may want to return when you have more money, or sell Clay 
Guardians from the Fur Fur outside.  Also, the girl Pilika is not 
home.
     Now head to Ryube.  Check out the entertainers.  They'll select 
you for an exhibit - knife tossing.  Just remain calm.  Don't move, or 
she'll hit you.  After a chat, they'll offer to accompany you to the 
mountain where the locals speak of a Mist Monster.  Agree to help 
them, and they join you.  Five members will certainly help on the road 
ahead.
     Go to North Sparrow Pass (north Ryube).  Rina will get you past 
the guards.  Advance up the path.  At the branch go left and get a 
Fire Wall.  The water pool will restore your HP and MP to full also.  
The right path leads to the next area.  Take the right branch here to 
get an Escape Talisman.  Left takes you to the next section.  Again, 
the right branch leads to a chest.  This one contains Brass Armor.  
The left branch leads farther in the range.  To the right on the next 
screen is a save point.  Advance a little farther and face the mist 
monster.

   Boss:  Mist Shade
HP: 800;  2000 P;  Kindness Drops
   Have your main character and Jowy attack and use medicine.  Bolgan, 
Eilie, and Rina should use their Circus ATK.  While Bolgan is 
recovering, have Rina use fire magic (Fire Wall if you can use it).  
The boss will attack three times per round for about 20 a hit.  It can 
also shift form.  The other form uses magic that does 10-25 damage to 
all  This should be easy.

     Continue up to the next section.  Take the east path to a 
Feathered Hat.  North will take you out of the mountain range.


Kyaro

Notes for this section (arranged by location):
  Kyaro Region
   Enemies: Bon Bon (2), Cut Rabbit (2), Spider
  Kyaro
   Items: Old Book Vol. 1, Normal Large Vase, Genkaku's Famous Vase, 
         Nanami's Handmade Vase
   Recruits: Mukumuku

     The circus people leave your party.  Jowy heads home.  Explore 
town.  It seems that you're wanted now.  If you leave, you'll see a 
scene where Jowy is denounced and captured.  Head home (the path to 
the west).  If you want, you can get Mukumuku near the tree above your 
house.  Inside, look for Nanami.  You can also find a ? Book (Old Book 
Vol. 1) from a dresser in the lower left room and if you investigate 
the vases, you can select one of them.  The big vase is a Normal Large 
Vase, the large one is Genkaku's Famous Vase, and the small one is 
Nanami's Handmade Vase.  Head out the back door and find Nanami who is 
overjoyed to see you.  You sit next to your grandfather's grave, 
before deciding to flee.
     Guards come to arrest you as you leave your house.  They fight 
you.

   Fight:  Highlands (x5)
     Just attack them, they're easy.  You'll get 250 Potch and the 
Hazy Rune Crystal.

     Rowd comes up after the fight and speaks with you.  If you resist, 
Rowd fights you and kicks your butt.  You are then captured.  
Fortunately, you find Jowy.  Rowd then explains why he labeled you 
spies and had the Unicorn Brigade slaughtered.  You are lead to you 
execution.
     Princess Jillia accosts you, but continues on her way.  As Rowd 
gloats, Flik beats his guards and rescues you and Jowy.  Viktor comes 
too.  Rowd runs off.  You say you need to rescue Nanami.  She, of 
course, makes the rescue attempt a little moot.  Exit through the way 
you came in.

* Nanami joins

     Go back to North Sparrow Pass.  The guards will let Viktor pass.  
Now head back for the Mercenary Camp.  Viktor and Flik leave and say 
you can look for recruits if you want.  Go to Ryube and recruit 
people, then try out Toto.  When you're done return to base.  If you'd 
like to exchange members, talk to Leona.  Pohl will let you rest and 
save.  Barbara replaces Rock from Suikoden 1 as the store house 
keeper.

* Gengen joins


Gift

Notes for this section (arranged by location):
  Toto-Ryube Region
   Enemies: Bon Bon (3), Shadow Dog, Woodpecker
  Ryube
   Recruits: Rikimaru, Millie
  Ryube Woods
   Enemies: Bon Bon (3), Woodpecker, Spider, Giant Snail, Wild Boar
   Recruits: Kinnison, Shiro
  Toto
   Recruits: Zamza, Hanna
  Muse Region
   Enemies: Gold Boar, Kill Spider, Sickle
  
     Now go back to Toto.  Pilika is back.  She takes you home where 
you chat with her parents.  She then asks you to get a present for her 
daddy in Muse.
     On the way to Muse, you'll pass the White Deer Inn.  The price is 
good (30/person), and you'll meet Hilda.  From the north path of the 
inn, is a ruin, but you can't get in yet.
     The port town of Coronet is to the south of Muse, west is the 
gate to Greenhill, and north leads  to two other gates (Highland and 
Matilda).
     In Muse, go to the item store.  The Wooden Amulet will cost 500 
potch.  Pay it.  Muse is also the home of Dr. Huan, and thus Tuta as 
well, but they are not home at present.  Also, the blacksmith is 
closed.  If you want to upgrade, go south to Coronet.  The blacksmith 
there can raise your arms to level 5.  When you're done, return to 
Pilika.
     When you get back, Toto has been burned to the ground.  Pilika is 
crying.  She tells you her parents are dead.  Apple then arrives.  She 
tells you that Luca Blight is responsible.  She asks you to take her 
to Viktor.  Apple and Pilika accompany you (non-combatants).  Also, a 
cave is now open in the cave ruins, but you can't do much with it.

* Apple joins

     Apple reports to Viktor and Flik.  Viktor has you and Jowy rest.  
Leona fetches the two of you a little later.  Run up to the meeting 
room.  Viktor will ask you to find Tsai to fix the Fire Spears.  Agree 
and Flik gives you money for Tsai.  He lives near Ryube, perhaps at 
that cabin in the woods...
     Head to the cabin in the woods.  No one's home yet, so just wait.  
Tsai will arrive as Jowy is ready to leave.  Tsai joins, and refuses 
to take the payment yet.  Head back to Viktor.

* Tsai joins

     As you are leaving, Ryube is under attack.  Luca kills the people 
mercilessly.  You arrive too late to stop the slaughter.  Tsai knocks 
you out if you try to take on Luca, as he say's you are no match for 
him.  Now go back to camp.
     Pilika greets you on your return.  Talk to Viktor, Flik, and 
Apple.  They tell you to go to Muse and leave the rest to them.  
Instead, offer to join, and Flik will test you.

   Duel vs. Flik
     This is hard as Flik tends to only Attack and Defend.  Thus, 
you'll want to stick to Wild Attacks and regular attacks.  You just 
need to inflict about 50 damage to win.

     Viktor gives you command of a company.  Name your company and 
prepare for your first battle.

   Battle #1  First Defense
     Just let the AI do what it needs to do.  Listen to Apple.  Fire 
Spear works well, as you'll hit 3 enemies where you are.  The Fire 
Spears make this too easy.  Keep it up for an easy win.

   Battle #2  Second Defense
     Viktor tells you to stay in the fort.  Best do so.  You are 
seriously outnumbered.  Luca comes with another force from behind, and 
the Fire Spears have lost their effectiveness.  You lose.

     Run away, as the fort is lost.  But first find Pilika.  You'll 
encounter Highland soldiers and Commanders along the way.  Just beat 
them and keep looking.  Viktor and Flik are in the basement with a 
plan to get out, but you need to locate Pilika, so head upstairs.  
She's in the command room.  Pohl is protecting her from Luca.  Luca 
drops Pohl in one blow, so it's up to you to save her.  As things look 
bad, Flik and Viktor come to the rescue.  Viktor also rigged the fort 
to blow with the remaining Fire Spears.

* You'll get a random party here depending on who you recruited

     Pilika has been traumatized and cannot speak.  Best go to Muse.  
In Toto, Pilika goes to the cave, so follow her.  You and Jowy are 
transported at the engraving in the shrine.  There you meet Leknaat.  
She tells you to find the Stars of Destiny, then vanishes.  Go forward 
and see a flashback of when you met Jowy, and how you became best 
friends.  Leknaat appears again and tells you fate has read your 
'character'.  She tells you to seek the Beginning Rune.  However, if 
you fear the power and responsibility to turn back.  Take the power 
and receive the power of the Runes.  Leknaat then sends you back.


Getting into Muse

Notes for this section (arranged by location):
  Muse Region
   Enemies: Gold Boar, Kill Spider, Sickle
  Greenhill Region
   Enemies: Gold Boar, Kill Spider, Sickle 
  White Deer Inn
   Items: Entry Permit
  Sindar Ruins
   Enemies: Creeper, Mega Watt, Nightmare, Mr. Venus, Salamander
   Items: Stone of Magic, Mega Medicine, Angry Blow Scroll, Gauntlet,
         Shoulder Pads, Round Plate, Triangle Plate, Fire Lizard 
         Crystal, Chain Mail, Water Crystal, Square Plate, Old Book 
         Vol. 2, Magic Drain Crystal, Healing Herb

* You may be able to reach Rockaxe at this time by pushing on the gate 
at the border (like pushing boxes).  It is not recommended.

     At Muse, the guard turns you away, as you are not part of 
Viktor's army.  You'll need another approach.  Go to White Deer Inn.  
Alex, Hilda's husband enters talking about finding a way to the 
treasure.  He leaves for Muse to find help getting the treasure.  
After staying the night, Alex will return without help.  He'll lend 
you his Entry permit for your help.  By all means, agree.  Also, two 
travelers can aid you.  One sells items, the other is a Runemaster.  
Pilika will stay behind, and Alex will join the convoy.
    Now, head for the ruins.  Alex opens the door so you can enter the 
Sindar Ruins.  Inspect the thing right of the door, and Alex will use 
it to open the door.  Go left in the room and find two treasure boxes.  
Inside are a Stone of Magic and Mega Medicine.  Now go north instead.  
You'll reach another intersection.  South is a dead-end.  North leads 
to another section.  Go upstairs to cross over the stream, but first 
pick up the Angry Blow from the path south, next to the stream.  On the 
other side, you can find a Gauntlet.  Now head up to the next section.  
There's a door with a hole next to it which you can't open yet.  Head 
left.  Push a statue back into place to open the next door.  Inside, 
find Shoulder Pads, and a Round Plate.  Place the Round Plate in the 
hole to open the door.  In the room with the 2-headed snake chamber 
are three new paths.  To the right is another door with a square hole 
next to it.  Left across the bridge leads to a Triangle Plate.  
Further left is a door with an octagonal hole, but it's broken, so you 
can enter.  Find a chest containing the Fire Lizard Crystal.  Head up 
from the statue and left across another bridge and find an identical 
statue and a Save Point.  Another door needing a square plate is here 
too.  Head back right and up a few stairs.  Use the Triangle Plate to 
turn off the water.
     New areas open up now.  Head up from the intersection and find 
some Chain Mail.  Now, go back into the canal region.  Head all the 
way down, then go left.  You'll find a Water Crystal on the platform 
on the north side.  Head back up and take a left now.  You'll find a 
Square Plate.  Go back to the door in the lower right region (right of 
the first snake statue).  Open the door and you'll find Old Book Vol. 
2 and the Magic Drain Crystal.  Now double back to the door near the 
Save Point.  Open it the same way (you do not need to get a second 
plate).  Go inside and analyze the stone etching by the door.  You'll 
be asked for what is most dear to you.  Choose everyone if you want to 
keep your party's respect.  In the next room is a two headed snake 
(you knew it was coming).

   Boss: Double Head
HP: 2500;  4000 P;  Spark Crystal
     Use your strongest spells and combos.  It has spells that hurt 
quite a bit, but its standard attack isn't so bad despite hitting 
everyone.  Have your hero heal with the Bright Shield Rune when 
needed.

     With Double Head defeated, climb the stairs for your reward - a 
'healing herb'.  Head back to Hilda.  At the exit, Alex drops the 
Healing herb.  Make a note and hurry back.
     Hilda has fallen ill.  Jowy is sent to get a doctor, but Toto is 
where people here usually go.  Run back and get the healing herb.  
Talk to Nanami and she'll treat Hilda with them.  It seems to do the 
trick as she awakens.  Alex lends you the Entry Permit and you get set 
on your way.
     Now with the Entry Permit, enter Muse.  Nanami makes a plan 
worthy of Viktor to convince the guard to let you in as Alex and 
Hilda.  Unfortunately, it doesn't work and you are thrown in prison.


Spies

Notes for this section (arranged by location):
  Muse
   Items: Old Book Vol. 4, Recipe #3, Sound Set #1 (Elza)
   Recruits: Anita, Tuta
  Highland Camp
   Enemies: Armadilloid, Armadillon, Kill Rabbit
   Items: Circuret, Fire Sealing Crystal

     Nanami and Jowy squabble about whose acting was better in prison.  
At night, Jowy and you are up and reminisce.  You retire for the night 
and awaken to Viktor's and Flik's entry.  They tell you to check out 
Leona's new bar and meet them later at city hall.  Feel free to 
explore Muse.  At the inn, Leona will take charge of Pilika.  Now head 
for city hall.
     Viktor meets you and takes you to meet Anabelle.  Viktor asks 
Anabelle if she'll take the four of you in.  Anabelle shows her 
information network's ability by knowing who you are.  She also seems 
to have known Genkaku and wronged him at some point.  She says she'll 
explain later, but for now the Highland army is more pressing.  You're 
left in the care of Jess.  He leaves you to explore on your own, while 
Viktor heads to Leona's.
     Talk to Jess as he has a request.  He has a few Youth Brigade 
uniforms and would like you to infiltrate Luca's army and report on 
their provisions.  Search the bookshelf to find a ? Book (Old Book 
Vol. 4).  Outside, meet Tuta who takes you to see Dr. Huan.  Huan 
assigns Tuta to help out Viktor.  Talk to Huan again to get Recipe #3.  
Return to Leona's.  She'll tell you Viktor and Flik are getting more 
soldiers.   Jowy explains Jess's plan.  Pick your party and set off to 
the northeast.
     Getting through the gate is a snap.  Follow the guard to the 
woods and take that path to reach the camp.  Navigating the woods may 
be tricky as there are lots of wide open spaces and paths.  Head 
strait right to the next screen and find a Circuret (shouldn't that be 
Circlet?).  Next, advance upward through a few screens.  You'll enter 
a cluster of trees.  From this point, Jowy and you will travel alone.
     In the camp, you have fairly free reign.  At the provisions gate, 
luck will smile on you as a guard buys your story and lets you in.  
You discover there's only about two weeks of food.  As you exit, Rowd 
chances upon you.  Depending on how you answered the guard, you may 
have to fight some Highland soldiers.  You can collect a Fire Sealing 
Crystal near the provision tent.  Enter the large tent, and you'll 
find Jillia.  Jowy convinces her to help you hide.  She turns Rowd 
away.  She talks to you for a while.  Afterwards, it's time for you to 
go.  Rowd intercepts you.  You have to fight more Highland soldiers.  
Jowy tells you to run while he holds them.  You flee, while Jowy is 
stuck with the enemy.
     Return to Muse to see Jess.  At city hall, an official tells you 
that an important meeting is underway and that you should just wait.  
Nanami suggests seeking out Viktor and the others.  Go to Leona's.  
Flik and Viktor are there.  Nanami explains what happened.  They go 
with you to see Anabelle.
     Back at city hall Viktor removes the guard.  Viktor demands an 
explanation.  Anabelle apologizes, but says she can do nothing to save 
Jowy.  You leave without gaining any ground with Jess.  Nanami waits 
outside the gate for Jowy.  Go find her and wait with her.  Pilika 
joins you later, but still there is no sign of Jowy.  After a long 
wait, Jowy finally makes it back.


Betrayal

Notes for this section (arranged by location):
  Battle #3
   Recruits: Gilbert

     A week passes.  Nanami gets you and Jowy up for some event at 
Jowston Hill.  Head there (it's northwest in the city) and meet 
Viktor.  He'll get you in to the Hilltop meeting (a meeting of all the 
city-states).  The guard doesn't admit Viktor in, but recognizes Flik 
as he arrives.
     At the meeting, Anabelle convenes to decide what to do about 
Highland.  Most of the other members do not care to support Muse.  
Word then arrives of attack by Highland at the border gate.  Anabelle 
gives the order for the states to gather their armies.
     Follow Viktor's suggestion and head back to Leona's.  Anabelle 
and Apple are there.  Anabelle asks Viktor to slow down Highland for 
two days for Jowston to muster its armies.  Apple says it's possible, 
and Flik agrees.  Agree to help.

   Battle #3
     In this battle you need to defeat Solon Jhee or stall for a few 
turns.  Flik recognizes Gilbert and tries to convince him to defect.  
Matilda knight reinforcements arrive in three turns.  Gilbert is 
persuaded after Flik's Fire Spear.  Keep up a good fight.  Beware 
random results that might lead to defeat.  Eventually (turn 8 or so) 
Camus appears and orders the knights to retreat.  Following this 
round, Solon Jhee flees.

     After the battle you return to Muse.  At night, Jowy has a 
mysterious meeting with Kage.  In the morning, go see Anabelle about 
Genkaku.  Gustav and Granmeyer are arguing as you enter.  Anabelle 
tells you to return in the evening.  Jowy asks Anabelle why she is 
fighting as you leave.
     Return to Leona's where Pilika wishes to play with Jowy.  He, 
however says "later" and runs out.  Go look for Jowy.  He's meeting 
Kage by city hall.  Kage leaves and Jowy asks you to take care of 
Pilika if he were to die.
     At night, Viktor meets Anabelle to discuss some things.  He 
leaves to rest for tomorrow's battle.  Now you and Nanami can go and 
see her.  Jowy has arrives before you to take Anabelle's life.  
Anabelle catches Jowy off guard and tackles him.  You arrive and see 
Anabelle on the floor with Jowy standing over her.  He flees.  The 
Highland army is also attacking.  Anabelle tells you to flee and live 
as she lays dying.  In the night, you get Pilika and flee to 
rendezvous in South Window.


Rendezvous

Notes for this section (arranged by location):
  Muse Region
   Enemies: Gold Boar, Kill Spider, Sickle
  Coronet
   Items: Recipe #5
   Recruits: Genshu (100+)
  South Window Region
   Enemies: Dark Bunny, Flyer, Target Lady
  Kuskus
   Items: Recipe #9
  South Window
   Items: Friendship Crystal

     Head to Coronet.  You'll find that the Highland army is already 
here.  Search about town.  A man in the restaurant will give you 
Recipe #5.  At the docks, the soldiers will not let any boats depart.  
Head to the inn, and of all people, you'll see Eilie, Rina, and 
Bolgan.  They ask you to chat for a while.  You explain the situation 
to them.  By coincidence (or is it fate?) they are headed to South 
Window too.  They seem to have given up, so it's up to you.  Head 
right from the docks to a house.  Here you'll see Sheena yelling at 
Tai Ho for a boat.  Enter the house and speak with Tai Ho and his 
brother Yam Koo.  Like in Suikoden 1, he'll help if you beat him in 
dice.
     Here's how the game, Chinchirorin, is played: You roll three dice 
in a cup.  If two dice are the same, the third is your score.  Triples 
are good except 1-1-1.  They are called storms.  Also, 4-5-6 is good 
too.  You win 3 and 2 times bet respectively.  1-2-3 is bad, and like 
1-1-1, makes you lose more money.  This time, you need only beat Tai 
Ho in a single game.
     At Nanami's suggestion, you go back to tell Eilie and the others 
and bring them along.  They join your party at a level near yours.  
Return to Tai Ho and board your craft.  Sheena misses the ship.  You 
sail to Kuskus and Tai Ho drops you off.

* Eilie, Rina, and Bolgan join

     There are tales of a monster in North Window.  Recipe #11 is a 
rare find at the item store.  The smith can upgrade you to level 6.  
When you're ready, head south for South Window.
     Viktor greets you shortly after entering.  He inquires about 
Jowy, so fill him in.  He says to meet Flik in the tavern.  For now, 
you're free to explore.  You'll also find you first trading post 
(unless you've been to Greenhill already).  When you're ready, go to 
the inn.  Viktor says he has bad news.  He and Flik had trouble 
getting here.  No else has arrived yet either.  Viktor and Flik join 
you to go to city hall to see Granmeyer.  He admits you in.  Viktor is 
revealed to be from North Window.  Freed Y, Granmeyer's assistant 
fills you in on that town's peril.  They want you to investigate.  As 
you leave, they'll be a cut scene of someone who is VERY reminiscent 
of Neclord.

* Freed Y joins


The monster of North Window

Notes for this section (arranged by location):
  South Window Region
   Enemies: Dark Bunny, Flyer, Target Lady
  Cave of the Wind
   Enemies: Griffin, Minos, Sorceror, Sun King
   Items: Sun Badge, Fish Badge, Fire Wall Scroll, Blue Gate Crystal, 
         Medicine, Stone of Defense, Half Helmet
   Recruits: Pesmerga (100+)
   Allies: Kahn joins you for a until you drive Neclord from North 
          Window
  North Window Castle
   Enemies: Shadow Man, Sorceror (2), Zombie
   Items: Fire Crystal, Stone of Mag-Def, Chain Mail, Necklace, 

     Viktor explains the circumstances of North Window's desertion and 
of Neclord.  Neclord interrupts Viktor's story, much to Viktor's anger 
that the fiend still lives.  He animates the corpses to attack you.
   Fight:  Neclord and 3 Zombies
     The zombies prove easy targets, but Neclord is immune to attack.  
You can't win.
     Viktor tells you that you need the Star Dragon Sword to harm him.  
Neclord challenges you with that sword.  You'll have to get it and 
meet him at his castle.  The sword is in the Cave of the Wind.
     Head south and enter the cave.  Navigate through this cave as 
best you can.  When you reach you first path choice, choose the upper 
one.  You'll get a Sun Badge for it.  Now take the lower path.  Head 
left as far as you can, then up to collect a Fish Badge.  Take the 
passage above and right of the incline next.  At the next intersection, 
take the left path for a Fire Wall.  Now take the right.  Push a block 
out of your way.  You'll be in the wind section of the cave.
     You cannot enter passages with wind blowing from them.  Also be 
careful of strong currents as they can blow you away.  Push rocks to 
aid your progress.  The first one is simple, push the rock in the way 
of the blast.  The next chamber requires you to move the top rock to 
block the first half of the current and the bottom block for the other 
half.  The next room is trickier.  You'll want to push the blocks into 
position to block each passage at the source.  Refer to the map below:

  W W W W            Key:
__ + + + __           W: Wind current source
        1             1,2,3,4: Rocks
__    2  3
       4
<-- passage
__

Push 1 strait up to block the first current.  Do the same with two to 
block the next one.  Now push 3 into position to block the third one, 
being careful not to overdo it.  Then slide 4 into the last wind 
tunnel.  There are three chests and a mysterious old man.  He'll 
transport you out.  The chests contain 3000 P, Blue Gate Crystal, and 
Medicine.  Now take the lower passage.  You'll find another fork down 
the road.  Take the lower one and swing around to get a Stone of 
Defense.  Head over left from there and find a Half Helmet.  Head up 
and note that all the paths converge.  This leads you to another 
chamber where a man is.  He is Kahn, and he says he was waiting for 
Viktor.  He's a vampire hunter.  He explains that Neclord duplicated 
himself, and that Viktor killed a fake.  He proposes teaming up.  Kahn 
is a welcome addition.  Continue on the now linear path to the Star 
Dragon Sword.  Viktor and the sword argue, angering the sword into 
attacking.  Time to teach it some manners.

   Boss:  S.D. Sword
HP: 2500
     Use your best attacks to sap its HP.  Cast Clay Guardian on the 
two people in the middle, as it attacks them more often than anyone 
else, and the spell should cut damage to less than 10.

     Viktor sucks up to the sword and tells him Neclord is back, and 
Kahn explains the Doppelganger Secret Neclord uses.  Viktor takes the 
sword and you exit the cave.
     Go back to North Window and enter the castle.  The main stairway 
is blocked by debris.  Take the right stairs to find a Fire Crystal. 
Go back up and take the other stair.  Go left as the right is blocked 
off.  Head downstairs to get a Stone of Mag-Def.  Take the left exit, 
as the right leads to a dungeon, hence a dead-end (there is a blocked 
stairway though).  When you reach a statue room, push the out of place 
statue on the brown panel to reveal a door.  You can also push the 
statue furthest to the left to reveal a hidden door and a Darkness 
Crystal.  Go through, then head upstairs.  Continue on to a room with 
candles.  Light the top ones (using X) and reveal a door to the right 
on the upper wall.  If you return to the candle room, you can light 
the bottom row so that they match the top row to reveal a doorway to 
a Blue Ribbon.  From the hidden door in the candle room, go through it 
to find another stairway up.  You'll find a bridge to the other half 
of the castle.  Go upstairs again.  There are two treasure boxes.  
They contain Chain Mail and a Necklace.  Go upstairs again.  You'll 
find another bridge back across.  Advance up the stairs.  You'll find 
Neclord playing the organ.  Neclord welcomes you.  He brings a girl in 
front of you named Daisy.  He offers the girl for the sword.  Viktor 
cuts off her head, seeing through Neclord's bluff.  Neclord, realizing 
he's outmatched, flees.  But he leaves you something to play with.

   Boss: Abomination.
HP: 4400;  10000 P
     This 5 headed creature means business.  He can attack twice per 
round.  One attack inflicts moderate damage to all your party.  He 
also can claw for medium high damage.  It also has a devastational 
breath weapon.  Use Clay Guardian to maximize your defense against his 
physical attacks.  Have your hero heal with the Bright Shield Rune.  
Kahn's Resurrection Rune can deal high damage also.  Viktor's attack 
should equal Bright Shield's Shining Light power.  Having someone with 
a Fire or Water Rune wouldn't hurt either.  As it gets weaker, it 
breathes more often so kill it quickly when it starts to do 2 in a 
row, so you might want to save Charm Arrow for his last 1500 HP.  Keep 
your HP high, and you should win.

     Time to head back to South Window to report.  Kahn leaves to hunt 
for Neclord.  Flik and the others arrive as you near the exit, reporting
that South Window has fallen and Lord Granmeyer is dead by Solon Jhee's 
hand.  Granmeyer surrendered to avoid bloodshed.
     Apple and Eilie both feel that running away is a poor idea, so 
Apple proposes getting Shu, also a student of Mathiu, on your side.  
Thus favoring tactics to beat the numerically superior Highland army.  
Apple accompanies you to Radat (to the east).  Select 4 other members.  
Also, note that Neclord's castle is now yours.


Shu of Radat

Notes for this section (arranged by location):
  South Window Region
   Enemies: Dark Bunny, Flyer, Target Lady
  Radat
   Items: Recipe #14
  Mercenary Base:
   Meet Templton
  Toto
   Recruits: Templton

     Radat is a pleasant little town.  By all means search around.  
You can find Recipe #14 from a man in the restaurant, and Sound Set #5 
from the item store's rare finds.  At Shu's house, Apple leads you in.
     Apple asks Shu to join you, but he says he cannot.  He says he 
doesn't care which country gets destroyed.  Besides, he's now a trader 
more concerned with profit.  You get turned away, leaving you to find 
some new approach.
     At the restaurant, Shu enters and warns you that Highland may be 
approaching at any time.  Apple begs Shu to help.  Apple asks to stay 
a little longer, hoping she can still get through to Shu.
     Go speak with Richmond.  He says he knows about you (the hero, 
Nanami, and Apple anyway).  He says he's a private eye and can find 
out anything.  By the way he talks, he sounds more like an 
eavesdropper.  He charges 1500 potch to gather info on Shu.  It's 
fairly cheap, so go ahead and pay.  Go to the inn and wait (talk to 
the innkeeper).
     He tells you that an important trade will occur tomorrow night 
that Shu has to attend at the port.  You should wait at the bridge.  
In time, Shu arrives.  He seems to not want to be responsible for the 
loss of life that war brings.  He says he'll join you if you can find 
a coin he just threw in the river.  Talk to the man in green and ask 
him to close the Sluice gate.  He refuses, but a man named Amada 
offers to handle the situation.  He says he'll fight you.  If you win, 
he'll close the gate.

   Duel vs. Amada
     Read his actions, and counter appropriately.  He takes about 220-
250 damage.

    Amada keeps his promise and closes the gate for a night.  Apple 
spends the night rooting through the riverbed looking for the coin.  
Help her out.  Nanami then says she saw Shu replace the coin with a 
stone to throw that instead, thus making the task impossible.  Apple 
tells you to go back, but as she does, you discover a coin.  Shu 
arrives and decides he'll help.  Shu ask you to show him that coin and 
notices Bright Shield.  Shu reveals that he knew Genkaku also.  As the 
scene closes, it's revealed that Richmond dropped the coin in the 
river for you.  Guess he's a good guy after all.  Now go back to your 
base.

* Shu joins

     Shu arrives just after you to hear Viktor's doubt of him.  Shu 
lays it out hard for Viktor, telling him to listen to him or be 
treated as an inconvenient obstacle.  Flik gives Shu the numbers -
2000 irregulars/remnants vs. 20000 seasoned troops.  Shu explains that 
their forces will be only half strength after garrisons.  About a 
third of them should be South Window soldiers too, so you may be able 
to recruit them.  That'd even the odds.  He sends Freed to spread 
rumors in the enemies camp.  He also plans on using ships to transport 
a rear attack unit.  He chooses you to lead that attack against Solon 
Jhee.  Accept or decline.  If you say no, he'll give you some time to 
think.  Agree and prepare for war.

   Battle #4
     Attack Solon Jhee with all speed.  Freed will convince the South 
Window troops to join you.  The AI will start mopping up the rest.  
After about 6 turns, Solon Jhee retreats.

     You are celebrated as a hero, and have been given the title 
"herald of victory."  Shu says that North Window is the perfect 
staging point.  All it needs is a leader to pull it together.  That 
would be you.  As the son of Genkaku with the same Rune he had, you 
are the one to do it.  As you're left to consider your decision, 
Viktor tells you about Genkaku.  You may go talk to Viktor or sleep.
     If you see Viktor, he'll tell you about Genkaku.  If you sleep, 
you'll not hear about Genkaku.  Viktor will tell up about the events 
that led to Genkaku's exile.  Anabelle's father Darell led the attack 
against Highland 30 years ago.  He was losing the war, but Genkaku 
saved the States.  Genkaku and Han (Highland's general) were friends 
and both realized the idiocy of the war.  They made peace, but Darell 
would not return Kyaro.  Agares Blight, Highland's king suggested 
trial by champions to resolve this.  The champions were Genkaku and 
Han.  Genkaku refused to raise his sword.  Han took the victory.  Lord 
Darell of Muse exiled Genkaku.  Turned out that Genkaku refused to 
fight because Darell coated the sword with poison.
     Now you need to decide.  If you say yes, everyone pledges their 
loyalty to you.  Huan shows up too and joins you.  Now you get to name 
your castle.  Leknaat appears and gives you the Stone Tablet which 
records the names of the Stars of Destiny.  Luc soon joins her and 
joins your team at her behest.  Leknaat leaves.  Luc notes Flik and 
Viktor still live.

* Huan, Luc, Flik, Viktor, Barbara, and Leona join


The new order

Notes for this section (arranged by location):
  Your Castle
   Recruits: Hai Yo
  South Window Region
   Enemies: Dark Bunny, Flyer, Target Lady
  Kuskus
   Recruits: Tai Ho, Yam Koo, Oulan, Karen (after Luca fight), Tessai 
             (after joining with Tinto)
  South Window
   Recruits: Hilda, Alex, Clive, Adlai, Max (after Luca fight), 
             Annallee, Killey, Gantestu (after joining with Tinto)
  Radat
   Items: Piglet
   Recruits: Richmond, Yoshino, Amada, Stallion, Lebrante (60+), Simone
             (later), Hoi (after Luca fight), Vincent (100+ and Simone)
  Two River Region
   Enemies: Rockadillo, Sandillo, Spikebeak
  Lakewest
   Items: Recipe #16, Kindness Crystal, Chick, Cabbage Seed
   Recruits: Taki, Shilo, Tetsu
  Two River City
   Items: Spinach Seedling
   Recruits: Hans, Gabocha, Jeane (after Greenhill)
  Sewers
   Enemies: Devil Eye, Land Shark, Shadow, Siren
   Items: Head Gear, Resurrection Crystal, Healing Wind Scroll, Fire 
         Emblem, Stone of Defense
   Recruits: Sid (Chaco)
  Kobold Village
   Recruits: Hix, Tengaar, Yuzu
   Items: Exertion Crystal, Recipe #13, Lamb
  Unicorn Forest
   Enemies: Eagle Man, Mirage
   Items: Necklace (x4), Mangosh, Guard Ring
   Recruits: Sigfried (must have Listening Crystal from Badeaux)

     On the way out of your castle town, Fitcher is waiting.  He's 
looking for you.  He doesn't believe you're the leader and sneaks 
inside.  In a meeting with Shu and your top people, he is led to the 
truth.  He asks you to ally with Two Rivers, not that he has the 
authority...  Furthermore, you need a captain to pilot your ship as 
the bridge has been destroyed.
     Head to Radat and recruit Amada.  Also, you can pick up Tai Ho 
and Yam Koo in Kuskus.  Return with Amada to the meeting room.  Amada 
says he'll pilot the boat.  You can also take Tai Ho instead if you'd 
like.  You're to head west to Lakewest first, then go on foot to Two 
River City.  Head downstairs and head for your dock.  Amada takes a 
liking to it.  Walk up to it an press X to get the option to board the 
craft.
     You get full control of the boat, so if you want, have some fun 
sailing all over the sea.  You can't go back to Coronet yet, as it's 
still under martial law by Highland, but you can sail to Kuskus (for 
no particular reason).  Head to Lakewest.
     Fitcher gives you a letter of introduction to get you into Two 
River City.  Find Recipe #16 in Taki's house.  Head west by road to 
Two River City now.  Kobold Village is to the south.  And farther 
south west is Drakemouth Village.  However, there's not much to do at 
either, so go to Two River City.
     As you enter, some kid named Chaco runs into you and steals your 
money and your letter of recognition.  The thief runs to Winger 
territory, so give pursuit.  Once you corner him, he flies away.  
Check the kobold district, then return to the human area.  You'll see 
Ridley accusing Fitcher of desertion and sentences him to 100 lashes.  
Tell them to stop.  However, people do not seem to want to believe you 
are the leader of the force who beat Highland.  Ridley looks at your 
rune.  He says that's proof enough.  You're taken in to meet Makai.  
Makai asks for you support in dealing with Highland.  He also asks 
about an incident here.  Tell him about your wallet.  This angers 
Ridley.  Makai sends you to the inn.  Go to your room and find Chaco 
again.  He ate you dinner and doesn't believe you are who you are, and 
flies out the window.
     Fitcher tells you that Makai and Ridley are fighting over a 
Highland spy in the morning.  Go see what's up.  Somehow, Ridley 
doesn't feel he can trust the humans and storms off.  Makai asks you 
to go find out what happened from Ridley.
     The kobolds tell you that Ridley forbids entrance.  Head back to 
the winger section.  Chaco appears again and steals from Fitcher.  You 
corner him again.  This time he enters the sewers.
     Enter the sewers.  You can pick up Head Gear early on.  Further 
down the tunnel is a Resurrection Crystal.  Go south to the next 
screen.  There's a hidden tunnel just down the ladder to the right.  
You can meet Sid here, but he scares you off.  Go south again.  You 
can find a Healing Wind in a box.  Now exit to the west from the box.  
Take the top bridge to find a Fire Emblem and a Stone of Defense.  
Then, go the other way.  You'll exit north.  Climb up a ladder, then 
down another.  There is a save point at the bottom.  Enter the door to 
the left.  A monster is at the end of the path.

   Boss: Pest Rat
HP: 5000;  20000 P;  Poison Crystal
    This is another long fight.  Use combos and runes to deal damage 
out fast.  This pest has three attack forms: a charge against one 
person for moderate damage that is easy to evade, a rock crush for 
more damage to everyone, but still physical, and a poisonous breath 
that is considered magic.  The breath deals out high damage and may 
poison you as well.  It also attacks twice.  This is a fight to keep 
you HP at max.  An earth rune wouldn't hurt either.

     With that out of the way, enter the doorway to the north.  Take a 
ladder up and arrive in the kobold section.  Ridley arrives and asks 
why you are here.  Ridley says a spy dropped a note concerning a 
treaty between Makai and Highland.  Your meeting ultimately fails.
     Return to Two River City and find Kiba of Highland in town 
talking to Makai.  Klaus, Kiba's son, says he looks forward to meeting 
you on the battlefield.  Chaco appears again saying it's a plot.  Go 
talk with Makai in the meeting hall.  You tell him what Ridley said.  
Makai decides to sign the treaty with Highland.  As you leave, Chaco 
rushes up to you and says that Granny wants to meet you before running 
off.
     Chaco waits for you at the entrance of the winger district.  
Follow him and meet Susu.  She ask to see your right palm and sees the 
Bright Shield Rune.  The Wingers used to live in Tinto, but were 
driven off by miners.  Genkaku brought them to Two Rivers. After your 
chat, return to the inn.
     Outside, Kiba breaks his promise.  The Highland army attacks.  
You'll face a group, which should be fairly easy, and earn 3200 potch.  
Go talk to Ridley.  He refuses to help yet.  Meanwhile, Chaco leads 
the Wingers to help Makai.  The other kobolds want to fight for their 
town too.  This convinces Ridley.  Kiba presses on the attack (another 
Highland battle for 3200 P).  Finally, your army arrives at Kiba's 
flank.  Kiba follows Klaus's advice to retreat.

* Ridley, Fitcher, and Chaco join

     In a cut scene, Luca bitches Solon out.  He orders Solon's 
execution.  Jowy is now in Luca's camp and volunteers to lead an 
attack on Greenhill.
     Head back to see Makai and Shu in the meeting hall.  Makai, Shu, 
Ridley, and Viktor are there.  Makai and Ridley pledge their aid, and 
Fitcher joins you.  Shu tells you to get back to your castle.  Chaco 
is waiting at the exit.  He joins you then, and he returns your stuff.


Learning

Notes for this section (arranged by location):
  Greenhill Region
   Enemies: Holly Boy (2), Ragged One, Sauroid
   Recruits: Mukemuku, Makumaku, Mikumiku, Mekumeku, Mokumoku
  Greenhill-Muse Border Gate
   Recruits: Meg, Gadget
  Forest Village
   Items: Lamb, Spinach Seedling, Old Book Vol. 6, Iron Hammer
   Recruits: Wakaba, Tony, Connell (60+), Ayda (with Feather), Feather 
             (need Listening Crystal from Badeaux)
  Greenhill
   Items: Recipe #20, Old Book Vol. 5
   Recruits: Emilia, Jude (after liberation), Pico (liberation and 
             Annallee)
  Forest Path Behind the Academy
   Enemies: Holly Boy (2), Holly Elf, Melonzoo, Monwer
   Items: Protect Mist Scroll, Toe Shoes, Silver Hat, Chimera Crystal

     Back at base, Flik and crew are assembled.  Shu says another 
development has happened but waits until morning for the details.  Shu 
explains that Greenhill has fallen.  He explains that taking Greenhill 
back is not possible, but rather that the goal is to rescue Teresa, 
the acting mayor.  You will act as students to get into Greenhill and 
bust her out.  Flik will act as your leader and bodyguard.  The rest 
will be made up of the younger members.  Only the younger members will 
appear on the roster.
     You meet Fitcher at the entrance of Greenhill.  Fitcher will get 
word to you once he locates Teresa.  Until then, you need to 
infiltrate.  Fill in some fake names and move on.  You even get to 
name Flik.  Getting pass the guard proves easy.  You now need to 
enroll and wait for Fitcher.
     You can search the town.  In the inn, you get Recipe #20 from a 
woman.  As you near the university, you see a scene where a guard is 
upset at a young woman, Nina.  Go help her out.  You manage to make 
him back down, but he'll probably cause trouble later.  Nina is left a 
bit curious when Flik messes up your name.
     Sign in at the main desk in the building on the strait ahead 
path.  Emilia takes your papers and shows you around.  She points out 
the smith, appraisal, and Runemaster classrooms.  As she finishes, 
Shin comes downstairs.  He doesn't seem too friendly.  If you'd like, 
confide in Emilia about your true story.  You can trust her.
     Outside you see Nina bragging about Flik saving her.  Seems she's 
got a crush on him.  She decides to take Flik on a tour of the school.  
Go to the dormitory (to the west).  Choose to rest.  After eating, 
Nina finds you, expressing her desire to have Flik, and not fearing 
any competition from Nanami.
     In the morning, you'll find Flik.  He informs you he is 
investigating Shin.  Lovesick Nina runs after Flik as he leaves.  Now 
you can go search for Shin.  Meet Emilia down the road to the city.  
She warns you to beware Highland soldiers in town.  According to the 
soldiers, Teresa is in the inn somewhere.  Circle around to the front.  
The soldiers are forcing their way into the inn.  Before you can act, 
Rowd enters the scene.  Shin comes to try and reason with Rowd.  
Follow Shin.  You lose his trail, so Nanami suggests returning to the 
dormitory to let Pilika rest.  Rest until dinner.  Nina will show up 
asking what Flik likes to eat.  As she leaves, she mentions a 
wandering ghost which terrifies Nanami.
    Go outside and look for Flik.  You can find Nina in the academy to 
the left of the entrance.  She's mad at Nanami, saying that Flik has 
someone already (guess neither of them knew about Odessa).  As such, 
Nina challenges Nanami to a duel.  Flik is waiting outside.  Nanami 
explains to Flik what transpired.  Flik says you're to wait in town 
for Fitcher.
     Fitcher is in trouble as many townspeople are surrounding him and 
calling him a traitor.  Flik attempts to diffuse the situation.  Flik 
pretends to want to take Fitcher's head and sends the people running.  
Fitcher has no news on Teresa's whereabouts.  He does say that the 
general who took Greenhill will be in town in two or three days.
     On the way back to the academy, Nina accosts you.  Flik leaves 
you to handle it, but Nina chases after him.  Go back to your rooms 
and rest again.  Nina approaches you again saying Nanami won the first 
round, but that your duel is only starting.  As you leave her 
answering a question, you sneak off.  At night, Nanami wakes you up to 
investigate a creaking.  A figure runs upstairs.  Follow it.  It 
rushes back downstairs to the basement.  Look on the wall between the 
crate and the map to find a switch that reveals a secret passage.
     The passage empties into the academy where you see the shadowy 
figure run again.  Nanami tells you to prepare to tackle the figure.  
Turns out you found Flik.  He was following Shin.  You'll be in the 
room with the bust.  Search the bust and a passage is revealed.  You 
are now behind the academy.
     The forested region is home to monsters.  At the first split, go 
right and find Protect Mist.  Go left now.  When you reach a clearing, 
Flik notices a building in the back of the forest.  Before you can 
check it out, Shin prepares to attack you.  Pilika's cry stops him.  
Teresa comes out and begs Shin to stop.  Flik now has a chance to 
explain.
     Teresa says she cannot help you, and has no power over her people 
any more.  She tells you what happened when Highlands armies came.  
First the Muse survivors arrived.  Highland laid siege, but did not 
attack.  With the Muse soldiers, food depleted rapidly.  This lead 
into internal dissention.  Thus, Greenhill fell without a single 
battle.
     It appears your efforts were in vain.  Talk to Flik in the 
morning.  In the town square the townsfolk are all gathered.  Rowd 
offers a large reward to anyone who aids in the capture of Teresa.  
Jowy then enters and tells the people that the people responsible for 
raiding the inn are being punished.  Pilika approaches Jowy with 
Nanami right behind.  You'd better help them out.  Fitcher gives you 
cover to escape.  Back at the academy, a few soldiers attack.  They're 
nothing special so mop them up.
     Your best bet to escape is Teresa's secret path.  At the academy 
doors, more soldiers attack.  At the path, expect more soldier 
attacks.
     At the house Nina pleads with Shin and Teresa to flee.  Flik 
tells Teresa that you must all escape.  Teresa refuses and walks to 
surrender.  Nina chases after, and so should you.  Find Shin and 
Teresa outside the academy with Rowd.  Shin resists Rowd's attempt to 
take Teresa.  Help them out.  You'll fight some Highlands, but as 
usual, they're easy.  After two battles, Nina arrives with the 
townspeople and Muse refugees who all wish Teresa to live.  Rowd is 
forced to retreat, and Teresa decides to aid you.
     Back in the back woods, Shin clears the path and Teresa joins 
your convoy.  Hurry back to the house.  You'll face more battles vs. 
Highlands.  Before you make it, Rowd returns.  Shin says he'll hold 
them off and sort of professes his love for Teresa.  Flik pledges to 
save her.  Run up and out.  If you want, in the more open area, you 
can find some Toe Shoes and a Silver Hat.  The exit is to the right.  
In the next area you can get Chimera Crystal.  After that, you'll meet 
Jowy.  He tells you to give up command and flee.  You have to leave 
him behind, but he doesn't seem to have loyalty to Luca Blight, but 
rather is waiting to dispose of him.  Keep fleeing the forest you're 
almost out.
     Rowd threatens to turn Jowy in, but Seed and Culgan support him.  
Seems they are not fond of Luca either.  They pledge loyalty to Jowy.  
You need to return home in the meantime.


The Blue Knight

Notes for this section (arranged by location):
  Greenhill Matilda Border Gate/Path
   Enemies: Doremi Elf, Holly Boy (3), Papa Holly, Zombie Slug
   Items: Guard Ring, Mega Medicine, Dragon Armor
   Recruits: Badeaux, Viki
  Rockaxe
   Items: Violence Crystal
  Matilda Region
   Enemies: Phantom, Pink Bird
  Highway Village
   Items: Recipe #32, Calf
   Recruits: Futch, Humphrey
  Mount Rakutei
   Enemies: Assassin, Hawk Man, Pixie, Spiker
   Items: Fur Cape, Thunder Runner Scroll, Thunder Amulet, Stone of 
          Power, Medicine Crystal, Dragon Plans #2, Unicorn Plans #2, 
          Skill Ring
   Muse Region
    Enemies: Time Knight, White Tiger

     Return to Shu with Teresa.  Shin arrives right after with Fitcher.
Also, Fitcher managed to sneak Nina out as well.  Both now join you.  
It is then time for you to retire.

* Teresa, Shin, and Nina join

     Meanwhile, Luca congratulates Jowy.  Jowy then asks Luca for his 
sister's hand in marriage.  Luca threatens to take his head, but Jowy 
has a plan for him.  They are to meet in Luca's quarters later.
     Back at base, Viktor and Shu are having a meeting.  The objective 
is to ally with the Knights of Matilda.  Since Greenhill is occupied, 
you need to move in small groups.
     The guards allow you to pass into the forest passage to Matilda.  
Early on you'll meet Badeaux, who doesn't say anything to you.  Don't 
worry about that now.  If you go northeast of him, you'll find a Guard 
Ring.  Exit to the north and keep going.  A secret passage leads to 
the Mega Medicine in the chest on the next screen.  Go up the upper 
right path and find Dragon Armor.  Take the right path, and you'll run 
into Viki.  If you ask her to join you, she'll teleport you back to 
your castle.  Keep going and you're on the other side.
      Miklotov greets you with an army.  He escorts you to his castle.  
Gorudo is waiting inside.  Enter the castle and explore if you like.  
When you're ready, talk to Gorudo.  He insults you, Muse, and your 
army, and promptly ends the meeting.  Rest for the night.  Leknaat 
will contact you in your sleep.  She tells you not to give up in a 
manner that seems to foretell an ill future.  Miklotov informs you 
that they are in a rush, but you'll after to inquire for more of an 
explanation.
     Highland is moving against the refugees of Muse on the border.  
Miklotov wishes to aid them.  Gorudo gives him the go-ahead.

   Battle #5
     In one turn, Luca's forces appear and easily overwhelm the 
refugees.  You're basically helpless, and can only watch the senseless 
slaughter.  Gorudo lends no aid to the refugees.

     Back at Rockaxe, Gorudo tells Miklotov and Camus to stand down.  
After the meeting, the two knights discuss what happened.  Miklotov 
heads for Muse to see what's happening.  Camus asks you to help 
Miklotov.  You can explore Rockaxe before going if you'd like.  Search 
the cabinet of the appraisal shop and find a Violence Crystal.  
Miklotov is still in town, and two knights beg him not to go alone.  
He departs on his own anyway.
     You find Miklotov at the border gate.  He asks you to accompany 
him to Muse.  The guards recognize him, but Camus sent word to them to 
not interfere.
     At Muse, Miklotov warns you to approach with caution.  As he 
finishes, there is some strange sorcery going on.  The scene shifts to 
Luca and Jowy.  It seems that Luca is sacrificing the souls of the 
Muse people.
     Inside, there is no sign of life.  The shops are closed, and no 
one walks the streets.  Near the path to the Hilltop meeting hall, a 
man will fall at your feet pursued by soldiers.  Beat them and the 
original soldier runs away.  The man says some silver monster has 
eaten everyone alive.  With this, return to Rockaxe.
     Camus meets you inside the castle.  Miklotov tells Camus that 
something terrible has happened.  Gorudo has assembled his knights.  
Miklotov gives his report.  Gorudo doesn't care about Muse or helping.  
Miklotov resigns from his duties.  Camus tells Gorudo to let Miklotov 
rest.  Gorudo wants Miklotov arrested.  Camus joins Miklotov in 
renouncement.  Both join you.  The other knights wish to follow Camus 
and Miklotov, and throw down their badges as well.  You now need to 
retreat through Greenhill.  Camus stays behind to recruit more knights.
     As the knights prepare to attack you, Shu arrives to back you up.  
However, as he points out, your pursuers are the knights recruited by 
Camus with him at the lead.  You arrive back at headquarters.

* Miklotov and Camus join


Loyalty to King

Notes for this section (arranged by location):
  Nothing remarkable during this section

     Luca discusses strategy with Jowy while you are resting.  Leon 
Silverburg arrives as Jowy's strategist.  In the morning, Nanami is 
waiting for you.  She says everyone is gathering in the square.  
According to Shu, the Highland army is in Radat.  The forces are led 
by Kiba and his son.  Viktor joins you to see what's going on.
     Radat has been taken over by Highland soldiers.  Further down the 
path, Kiba gives a speech.  As you prepare to leave, Klaus calls out 
to you.  He tells you that Jowy is marrying Jillia.  After that, head 
back to your castle.  Shu prepares for a full attack.

   Battle #6
     This is your first real battle.  I suggest concentrating on 
defense.  Also, give Flik or another fast character Tsai and his Fire 
Spear.  This way, you can strike 3 enemies early on.  Also, focus on a 
defensive formation with few exposed flanks.  Use magic at long range 
to soften your enemy.  Early on, Ridley expresses concern over the 
positioning of the kobolds.  On the 4th round, he falls back.  Two 
rounds later, Shu calls for the retreat.

     Back at base, Shu works on a new strategy and tells you to get 
some rest.  In the meantime, Jowy becomes a Highland Knight, and Luca 
Blight poisons his father.  Luca says the cause of this is from a 
disgrace he and his mother Sara suffered.  Jowy supported Luca's plot.
     Shin gets you up, so head back to the meeting room and meet with 
Shu.  Kiba has moved out of South Window and is about to breath down 
your neck in a frontal assault.  Shu has an envelop strategy planned 
that may just work despite spreading your forces thin.

   Battle #7
     Klaus sees through the strategy, and decides to push through 
strait for your leader as Rowd mans the defense.  Hold tight and trust 
Shu.  After a few turns, Shu gives the signal.  Try to maintain a 
solid defense, as you are outmatched offensively.  When things look 
bleakest, Ridley appears with his kobolds.  Shu's real strategy goes 
as planned.  The battle isn't won yet.  Randomization can be very 
fatal, so try and kill units fast.  Also protect your flanks to avoid 
being attacked from two sides.  Huan and your hero need to keep your 
units refreshed.  During your assault, Rowd does nothing.  As Kiba 
yells for assistance, Leon appears with orders for Rowd to retreat.  
Kiba curses as Klaus blames himself.  You win as Kiba has to 
surrender.  Also, you take him and Klaus prisoner.

     In the aftermath, you can recruit both.  Also, you learn of 
Luca's ascension to the throne.  Shu ponders if he's responsible for 
Leon's aiding of the enemy.

* Kiba and Klaus join


An old liberation

Notes for this section (arranged by location):
  Banner Village
   Items: Alert Crystal, Potato Seed
   Recruits: Anita (if you missed her), and *spoiler*
  Path to Toran
   Enemies: Ran Ran, Rin Rin, Ten Ten, Samurai, Tiger
   Items: Mega Medicine, Full Helmet, Stone of Luck, Magic Ring, Wing 
          Ornament, Poison Crystal, Silver Shield, Silverlet
  Gregminster
   Items: Old Book Vol. 7, Cyclone Crystal, Copper Hammer, Recipe #39
         (from Gremio), Tomato Seed
   Recruits: Lorelai, Gordon

     Things are picking up.  You have a substantial force.  However, 
you have no more allies to turn to.  Sheena shows up saying you need 
to ask his old man (Lepant) for help.  Ridley starts dragging Sheena 
out when Apple tells him to wait.  Lepant is the president of the 
Toran republic.  Freed is against the idea.  The choice, as always, is 
yours.  To get there, you must cross the bad lands to the south.  
Sheena says it's impossible, but Viktor's done it.  Freed and Sheena 
join you.
     On the way out, Freed asks to stop by South Window before 
departing for Radat.  At South Window, go to the governor's mansion.  
Freed reflects about his lord.  Now go to Radat and catch a ship 
south.
     According to Freed, you can get to the wastelands by crossing the 
mountains.  Search around.  In a barrel near the ship is an Alert 
Crystal.  Exit north to enter the path to the mountain.
     Go up at the first intersection and find a Mega Medicine.  
Continue from the right path.  Take the next path to the east to find 
a Full Helmet, then head back south.  In the next section, you'll see 
a couple of ladders leading up into the mountains.  Up the left one is 
a Stone of Luck.  Up the right ladder are two more ladders.  Take the 
left path.  There are two more ladders.  The left leads to a ladder 
down and a chest containing a Magic Ring.  The right leads to a Wing 
Ornament.  Head back down to the other right ladder.  It leads to a 
Poison Crystal.  Further up it is a path onward.  Press ahead, 
fighting the monsters (none are very tough).  Also, there is a hidden 
path shortly after climbing the mountain.  Head south through some 
woods to reach a path down to Rokkaku.  Ignoring that you'll come to a 
save point and two more directions.  Up leads to a Silver Shield.  
Right leads to two paths.  The bottom one leads to a Silverlet, while 
the top leads onward.  A little farther, and you'll be attacked by a 
giant caterpillar.

   Boss:  Worm
HP: 4200; 35000 P
     This is not a hard foe.  It has two main forms of attack.  A body 
flop that hits one row which is easily negated by Clay Guardian.  It's 
more dangerous attack is a lightning blast with its tail.  This hits 
all members for about 150 damage.  Use Bright Shield to fix you up.  
Also, physical attacks work better than magic here.

     With that done, keep heading north.  When you reach the end, 
you'll meet Varkas (no portrait this time) at a gate.  Sheena explains 
your business.  Varkas agrees to escort you.
     You are brought to a waiting room in Gregminster.  Shortly, an 
aid takes you to the throne room entrance.  Search (and be rude) if 
you want.  Old Book Vol. 7 is on a bookshelf in McDohl's statue's 
room.  A guard will give you the Copper Hammer.  At the throne room, 
Lepant greets you.  Propose your alliance.  Lepant is reluctant, given 
the history, but Freed tells his abandoning of past discord.  Lepant 
ask why you fight, so answer him.  He says you remind him of McDohl.  
Lepant asks for how many men can be spared, to which Tesla says 5000.  
For a leader, Lepant calls in Valeria and Kasumi.  You must choose one 
of them.  After choosing, Lepant gives you the Blinking Mirror.  Also, 
Lepant sends Sheena with you.

* Sheena joins and you may choose either Valeria or Kasumi

     After your meeting, you leave to the gate.  Talk to Vargas to go 
back.  Back in Gregminster, you can meet other Suikoden people like 
Marie and Sarah.  Sarah gives you a Cyclone Crystal.  Once you're 
done, head back through the path.  Ridley and Apple meet you at Banner 
Village.  You are transported back to your Castle.
     Meet with Shu.  Luca's headed your way with a huge army.  Shu 
says to rest and not worry about it.  That night, Nanami and Pilika 
are up late.  Meanwhile, Flik and Nina are on the battlements.  Nina 
asks if he was thinking about Odessa.  This sends Flik away.


The nature of the beast

Notes for this section (arranged by location):
  Rokkaku
   Items: Sound Set #6, Piglet
   Recruits: Sasuke, Mondo (60+ recruits and Kasumi or 100+ recruits)
  Ryube Woods
   Recruits: Tomo

     Over in the other camp, Leon offers a strategy which Luca turns 
down.  Sasarai of Harmony and Jowy act as the advanced guard.  On your 
end, Nanami greets you in the morning and joins your convoy.  Ridley 
is investigating, while you prepare for a massive enemy attack.

   Battle #8
     Ridley is forced to fight on his own against overwhelming odds.  
More likely than no, he'll fall.  You'll then retreat.  Also, after 
three round Luca Blight comes to make things rougher.  If Ridley can 
hold, you can save him.  You need to move a unit next to him.

     Ridley is captured.  Luc appears to tell you about Sasarai of 
Harmonia.  Luca will attack South Window, but Shu already has a plan.  
Tsai meets you in your room and asks you to take him home so he can 
get some tools he left behind.
     If you haven't already been back, Ryube is in the process of 
being rebuilt.  There's not much of interest, though.  The enemies in 
the forest are the same too, so you can ignore them or slaughter them.
Head to Tsai's cabin and meet his daughter, Tomo, who welcomes him home.  
As you can determine, Tsai and his wife have problems.  Tomo joins your 
cause.
     After this little side trip, rest in your room.  Meanwhile, Luca 
interrogates Ridley.  Back at base, Luc gets you up for the meeting.  
Shu issues orders (note the name typo for Kasumi - the game says 
Valeria).  You are to face Luca, while the others make sure you have to
chance.  As you prepare, Shu will call for Sasuke and Mondo, if you have them.

   Battle #9
     Kiba will pull Luca into your trap.  After a few rounds, Sasarai 
and Yuber show up to support Luca.  In the following round, Luc appears 
and uses the True Wind Rune forcing Sasarai to flee and inflicting 
heavy damage on Sasarai's and Yuber's troops.  Luc then retreats.  Hit 
Luca with whatever you can once you have the opportunity.  Spells and 
the Fire Spear are your best choices.  He'll flee once injured.  
However, as he does so, he says he is not injured, and damages all your 
units.  You must retreat.

     At base, you lick your wounds.  Nanami joins your party.  In the 
tablet hall, Ridley returns courtesy of Mondo and Sasuke.  Ridley has 
a message for Shu.  His message is from Leon Silverburg.  It reveals 
that Luca will be leading a night raid.  This could be it.  Make three 
parties.  These will be the one's to kill Luca Blight.

     [If you managed to save Ridley, these scenes unfold differently.  
After Battle 8, Ridley will report about the enemy.  Also, instead of 
Ridley returning with Leon's message, Leon will deliver it himself.]

     As Luca rides through the woods, he gets reports that you're 
attacking his advanced troops.  A hail of arrows kills some troops and 
Luca's horse.  Flik prepares to attack.

   Boss:  Luca and 5 White Wolves
White Wolves have less than 300 HP
Luca - HP: 6500  15000 P
     Luca is easily the most difficult opponent you've faced (or 
probably will ever face).  He has high defense and takes half damage 
from all magic attacks.  Furthermore, he has enough attack power to 
bring your entire army to their knees.  He has three forms of attack.  
His standard attack is a triple slash that'll hit for 40-60 damage a 
hit (120-180 damage).  This can be reduced by a Clay Guardian spell.  
His next attacks involve summoning flames on his blade.  Fortunately, 
anti magic works on these, so Protect Mist might help keep you alive.  
The first is a double slash followed by a thrust that deals 60-80 a 
hit to one member of your front rank (180-240 damage), plus the thrust 
strikes the person behind the target for 100-120 damage.  The last 
attack is a fire slash to the front rank for 100-120 damage.  To make 
matters even worse, he attacks three times in one round.  If you do the 
math, he can halve your strength in one round.  For this reason, your 
front line should have optimal defense.  Also, all weapon attackers 
should have their weapon levels no less than 9 (10 and 11 preferably).  
The best actions are high damaging spells (Thor Shot, Pale Palace, etc.) 
and combos (Knight attack works well).  Also, each party should have 
someone to cast defense magic, and no less than one area healer.  The 
first two teams need to do 2000 damage to force Luca back.  If they 
fall, Luca will run into the next team, with the same deal.  Your last 
party, led by your hero must win (thus it's helpful to have 2/3 of his 
HP already depleted).  Through strategy, preparation, and maybe a little 
luck, you will beat him.  Also, to make things much easier, use Fire 
Sealing Runes and items that defend against fire. You can also try to 
void magic, provided you can recover with items.  A lucky silence can 
also make a big difference.

     After beating Luca, he gasps at how he could lose.  Viktor and 
Flik join you chasing him as he flees.  Shu calls for the archers.  As 
you pursue, soldiers will attempt to block you.  Dispense with them.  
Meanwhile, Luca expresses his fear of death.  He grabs a wooden amulet 
with fireflies inside it from a tree.  Archers start nailing him as he 
tries to focus himself, and you reach him right after.  His soldiers 
try to help him, but are cut down by another volley.  He then 
initiates a duel, and you must win.  He's heavily wounded, so you 
could take him in a hit.  Luca is too weak to continue.  He makes a 
speak about being the true face of evil before collapsing again.  Jowy 
and Leon bear witness to Luca's fall, which is exactly what Jowy 
wanted.


Short lived victory

Notes for this section (arranged by location):
  Drakemouth Village
   Items: Calf, Cabbage Seedling
  Mountain Path to Tigermouth Village
   Enemies: Air Lizard, Killer Dog
   Items: Master Robe
   Recruits: Georg (after joining with Tinto)
  Tigermouth Village
   Items: Tomato Seedling, Chick, Old Book Vol. 8
  Tinto Region
   Enemies: Ghost Slug, Skeleton, Zombie
  Tinto
   Items: Unicorn Plans #3, Dragon Plans #3, Power Ring, Mother Earth 
          Crystal (after joining)
   Recruits: Raura, Alberto (need Pico)
  Tinto Mines
   Items: Cape of Darkness
  Crom
   Items: Sunbeam Crystal (from elder after beating Neclord)
   Recruits: L.C.Chan (need Wakaba in your party), Tenkou
  Crom Cavern
   Enemies: Skeletons, Zombies, Neclordia, Unicombie
   Items: Dancing Flames Scroll, Full Helmet, Stone of Mag-Def, Master 
          Garb, Old Book Vol. 9, Window Set #5, Silver Necklace, Mega 
          Medicine, Double-beat Crystal, Star Earrings, Wind Hat
   Recruits: Mazus (100+), Abizboah (Listening Crystal from Badeaux), 
             Rulodia (Listening Crystal from Badeaux and Abizboah)
  Your Castle
   Recruits: Chuchara (need Rulodia)

     You return triumphantly home (to your castle).  Suddenly, you 
faint from exhaustion.  Meanwhile, Jowy marries Jillia.  Later (one 
week), Nanami greets you at your room.  She wants to take a walk and 
see South Window and Kuskus.  In Kuskus you'll see two men who greet 
you, then rush to the docks.  There's a messenger, Culgan, who wishes 
to see you.  He offers peace between the State and Highland.  He asks 
to go with you to your castle to make it look honorable.
     Bring Culgan to meet Shu and the others.  He says Jowy wants to 
end the war, hence he's here to negotiate peace.  He asks for you and 
Teresa to meet him in Muse to negotiate peace.  He hands you a letter 
from Jowy.  The opinions are mixed, and it's your decision.  You can 
think all you like, but you must eventually agree.
     You depart for Coronet to the north with Nanami, Chaco, and 
Teresa (who's is in you convoy).  Shu has Viktor and Flik prepare for 
another plan.  The guards in Coronet allow you to pass untroubled.  
Jowy is at the Hilltop Meeting Hall.  Chaco leaves you to explore 
Muse.  Head for the meeting place.  Talk with Jowy.  Leon calls for 
your unconditional surrender.  No surprise really, that Jowy lost the 
vision of peace.  Jowy has archers back up his words.  Refuse to 
surrender.  Leon will prepare to order an attack when Viktor comes to 
the rescue.  Pilika runs up to Jowy as you flee and regains her voice.  
Despite any protests, Viktor gets you out.  Expect Highland soldiers 
to attack you.  Before you get out, Chaco arrives, having opened the 
gate.  Viktor explains that Shu figured on this.  Flik and the troops 
are at Toto for you to rendezvous with.
     You arrive back at headquarters.  Shu and Apple meet you, and 
Nanami hates him for using Pilika.  At the entrance of your castle is 
a boy named Koyu, who is looking for you.  He's a bandit who request 
your aid.  You take him to the meeting hall.  His brother and sister 
(Gijimu and Lo Wen) and him run a small scale operation.  Based on his 
report, Neclord is in the area.  Shu doesn't even try to stop you from 
going.
     With Viktor and Koyu in tow, prepare to leave.  Nanami wants to 
go too.  Take her, as she's useful.  Koyu get you pass the guard.  Now 
enter a path and keep going to get to Tinto.  At a break point, Koyu 
tells you the right path leads to his siblings and the left to Tinto.  
Best go to his siblings first.  You can find a Master Robe in the 
right path after ascending a level up.  Up the next level, you'll find 
Gijimu.  He says the zombies are moving towards Tinto.
     Now head to Tinto.  You'll arrive in Tigermouth Village.  A kid 
will give you a Tomato Seedling.  You can also pick up a chick.  Old 
Book Vol. 8 is in a bookshelf.  Later, you may also find an ally here, 
nut for now move on.
     Head to Tinto.  A search of the town reveals Unicorn Plans #3 
from an old man, Dragon Plans #3 from his neighbor, a Power Ring in a 
mine cart (near Blacksmith).  There's also an elevator and a church.  
Exploring done, go to the guild to see Gustav.  He agrees to join 
forces to beat the zombies.  Gustav makes a room for you.  Rest for 
the night.
     This time, Viktor gets you up.  Ridley and Klaus have arrived in 
the meantime.  Gijimu is also here to lend you his strength.  Lilly 
(Gustav's daughter) tells him that goblins have come.  he goes to deal 
with it.  Neclord and his zombies are at the entrance.  He declares he 
wants the area for his kingdom, issues a challenge, and leaves.
     Report back to Gustav.  Jess enters (he's alive) with Hauser.  
They gathered some troops.  Jess accuses you of being a spy and blames 
you for killing Anabelle.  Jess leaves in anger.  Talk to Gustav and 
prepare your strategy against the undead.
     Talk to Lilly that night.  She's looking for her father.  Head to 
your room.  Jess is waiting outside your door.  He states his hatred 
of you, then goes.  Talk to Nanami in her room.  She expresses her 
will to stop fighting.  Meet everyone in the morning.  Jess and Hauser 
have already left.  Jess has already deployed his troops.

* Note: If you run away, see the Side Quest section.

     Hauser ignores Ridley's reasoning.  Jess thinks the battle is a 
simple matter of killing Neclord.  Klaus tells you to aid Jess, and 
his reasoning is sound.  You, Nanami, and Viktor are left behind.  
Only Nanami is with you.  Head to the mine.  There was a collapse, and 
no one has returned.
     Head down the elevator.  When you come to a direction choice, go 
right and find a Cape of Darkness.  Further ahead (the strait path) is 
Neclord.  He placed spies in Jess's troops.  He fights you.  Little 
surprise, you can't hurt him.  He should drop you in 3 rounds.  He 
activates his Blue Moon Rune to make you an undead, but Bright Shield 
repels the power.  He calls his zombies, so run away.  Zombies overrun 
Tinto now.  At this point, you collapse.
     Nanami carries you off.  Meanwhile, Jowy experiences pain that is 
part of the connection between your runes.  You awaken in Crom with 
Nanami, Viktor, and Gustav.  Your troops were badly damaged, but Klaus 
and Ridley are okay.  Jess and Hauser are missing.  Also, Lilly is 
missing.  Klaus and Ridley await you downstairs with Leona.  You'll 
meet Kahn on the south exit.

* Kahn joins

     Kahn talks about a plan to seal Neclord's soul so he can never 
revive.  There is a guy in Tigermouth Village that has the power.  
Head to Tigermouth Village.  Sierra is in the middle of town 
surrounded by the townspeople.  They accuse her of being one of 
Neclord's minions.  As she feels insulted, she musters up a lightning 
flash to scare the townspeople away.  Kahn approaches her.  She 
reveals that Neclord stole her Moon Rune.  The Star Dragon Sword sees 
her as a vampire.  She joins you under threat of taking you down if 
you slow her down.  You must beat her in battle first.

   Boss: Sierra
HP: 2500+
    She has two attacks a round.  She uses three different attacks.  A 
double strike, a bat attack, and an illusion (splits it two) attack 
that hits a row.  All but her physical slashes are painful and should 
be healed promptly.  After doing 2000-2500, she'll turn into a bat and 
end the fight.

* Sierra joins

     Sierra now joins you and agrees to take you to Neclord.  Take her 
back to Klaus and Ridley.  Sierra takes an interest in Klaus, which 
sends him running to do military matters.  You rest that night.  you 
can talk to Sierra that night.  She tells you about her people, the 
vampires, and how the Moon rune is what cursed them.  She seems quite 
sincere.  You can find out Kahn's reasons too.  Neclord's death has 
become the driving cause of his being.  Turn in for the night after 
that.
     Nanami resumes her role of getting you up.  Downstairs, Gustav 
has bad news.  Lo Wen has also been taken by Neclord.  The plan is to 
get into Tinto.  The best way is through the cave to the east.
     Take the first right (up is blocked off).  Then stick with the 
uppermost path of the two and head up.  Go right at the 'T' and get a 
Dancing Flames scroll.  Go take the left now.  Your path will be 
linear for a ways.  When you reach water, take the right to find two 
boxes (a Full Helmet and a Stone of Mag-Def).  Now take the path to 
the upper left (upper of the two presented as well).  You'll arrive 
near the entrance.  Head up.  There's a chest (Master Garb) on the 
upper level, and an ice slide back down.  Exit to the right.  At the 
next intersection go left.  Pass under a second and third land bridge 
to find Old Book Vol. 9 and Window Set #5.  Go up the ramp, then, and 
cross over the bridge.  Head right (left is a dead-end).  Keep heading 
right.  Head down to collect a Silver Necklace and a Mega Medicine.  
Go back up and go right.  Fall down the right most ice slide.  Do this 
for the second set too.  Head down another slide to get a Double-
beat Crystal.  Swing up and around to meet Mazus.  Head upward to 
find a Save Point.  Go up and fall down the slide to find Star 
Earrings.  Take the last far right slide to a treasure box containing 
a Wind Hat.  Now take the other ice path and find an entrance (there 
is no turning back).  You'll find yourself in a room with water and a 
crate.  Push the crate into the opening between ledges.  Now exit left 
and swing around.  You'll get to an incline, where Sierra tells Viktor 
to go first.  A golem burst through the floor.

   Boss: Stone Golem
HP: 7000;  50000 P
      This creature uses magical attacks that hit everyone for high 
damage.  It starts with an earth spell, but later switches to a laser 
attack that deals more damage.  Expect 150 from the earth attack, and 
over 200 from the laser.  Viktor does immense damage on a critical (I 
saw over 3000 on the final blow).

     With Neclord's pet golem destroyed, advance forward.  After 
crossing a bridge, you are in the mines.  Find the elevator and take 
it down.  Once across the next bridge, head up.  then back down along 
the tracks.  Trace your steps back to the mine entrance (up the other 
elevator).  Now you need to find Neclord.
     There are zombies scattered throughout town.  Feel free to fight 
them, and you will have to fight at least one group.  Also, an 
infinite hoard of zombies blocks the exit to town, so you can't leave.  
Neclord is in the church.  Tell Viktor you're ready, and you'll enter 
the room.
     Neclord is there with his two captives.  You bust up his little 
argument with Lo Wen.  While Viktor, you, and the Star Dragon Sword 
distract him, Kahn seals Neclord's power.  Sierra prevents him from 
using the Moon Rune.  This, further aided by Viktor's enthusiasm to 
slay him make Neclord truly afraid.

     Boss: Neclord
HP: 4500;  70000 P;  The Shredding scroll
     He has powerful magic attacks, but if you managed to reserve your 
best spells for him (i.e. not using them on the golem, he can go down 
in round two.  Be sure you can heal to max after each round, or you'll 
not make it as his magic is phenomenally strong.  Charm Arrow and 
Sierra's magic work great.  Also, count on the Star Dragon Sword to do 
massive damage.  You and Nanami should use Family ATK when not 
healing.

     Neclord returns Sierra's rune.  Viktor and the Star Dragon Sword 
get the satisfaction of slaying the fiend and sending him back to the 
abyss of oblivion.  With Neclord dead, the people return.  Time to go 
report in.
      Everyone (Gustav, Lilly, Lo Wen, Koyu, Gijimu, Klaus, Marlowe, 
Hauser, and Jess) is at the entrance of Tinto.  Jess passes mayoral 
duties to Fitcher.  Hauser convinces him to help your cause as you 
goals are the same.  Gustav will give you a Mother Earth Crystal at 
his home, and Tinto is now a part of your forces.

* Gijimu, Lo Wen, Marlowe, Hauser, and Jess join

Liberation

Notes for this section (arranged by location):
  Greenhill Path
   Enemies: Doremi Elf (2), Grand Holly, Holly Boy (3), Holly Fairy, 
           Target Girl
   Items: Winged Boots, Dream Robe, Stone of Skill

     Sheena meets you in the Tablet room to tell you Shu's having a 
meeting and a strategy.  With the support of Tinto, and Highlands 
concentration of men in Muse, it's now time to take back Greenhill.  
Greenhill is under the command of Yuber.  Shu tells you to rest before 
the battle.  Sheena leaves you at your room.  You can see another Nina 
& Flik scene on the ramparts again.  Also, on the second floor you may 
speak with Chaco.  Downstairs, Eilie, Rina, and Bolgan discussing 
returning to their gypsy lifestyle after the war.  Gengen and Gabocha 
bolster some kobolds for tomorrow.  Further down are Tsai and Tomo.  
Tomo wants him to patch things up with his wife/her mother.  Leona 
will make you some hot lemon tea if you talk to her.  At the inn, 
Freed and Yoshino talk about the oncoming battle.  Back at your room, 
a woman named Lucia waits for you.  She's an assassin sent to kill 
you.

   Boss: Lucia
HP ????
     She has a Rage Rune, is very fast, and can hit a bit hard.  This 
isn't a hard as it seems though.  You have to last 5 rounds.  Her 
attacks tend to do about 70-100 damage each, thus enabling you to 
recover every three rounds.

     After the fight, Flik, Viktor, and Tsai enter the room and 
capture her.  You get the option of letting her go or sending her to 
prison.
     Head back to Shu in the meeting hall.  Shu tells you his plans.  
Once you're ready, give the word, and head out.  You get to pick which 
army you want to be part of (Viktor's or Kiba's).

   Battle #10a
     You must face Jowy in this fight.  He has 3 other Cavalry units 
with him (melee, archer, and magic).  After a few turns, Seed arrives 
as reinforcements (more of the same).  After another 2 turns, Jowy 
retreats, and Culgan takes over.  Seed flees next.  Then Culgan will 
flee.  Fleeing is most likely a response to losing half their unit.

   Battle #10b
     Here you face Yuber and Lucia.  The enemy has archers and 
infantry, and you're fairly balanced.  Since they're defending, you 
must advance.  Most the enemies can be subdued by missile troops.  
Yuber, however, requires luck to beat (he's 16/12).  Eventually, 
you'll see it through as long as you keep your units refreshed.

     After winning a battle, you arrive at the gate of Greenhill.  
However, your army cannot attack yet.  Instead, Teresa will lead a 
group of people in through a secret passage to open the gate from the 
inside.  Shin offers to go.  Choose your party and go.
     Head down the path fighting random monsters and the occasional 
group of Highlands.  Head up to a clearing and find some Winged Boots 
and a Dream Robe (further up).  Over the other way is a Stone of 
Skill.  Head up to go forward.  The next are should be familiar.  
You're back in the old escape path.  If you missed achest, be sure to 
get them thins time.  Part way through, Lucia and some Karaya tribe 
warriors.  She decides to fight and kill you.

   Boss: Lucia
HP: 4600;  30000 P;  Blue Gate Rune
     This time, she's fighting with deadly intent.  She'll use Explode 
and other big fire spells casually.  Also, her escort of tribal 
warriors have similar speed and can poison you.  Use area hitting 
spells first to kill her support.  Then use big attacks and heal when 
needed.  Hold nothing back, and she'll go down.

     Lucia says her people have been in countless wars with Greenhill.  
She says that Alec and Gordeau poisoned her father at a peace council.  
Teresa promises to investigate her claims.  She lets you pass.
     Head left and down.  You'll face more Highlands.  You'll find the 
cabin.  After exiting, more Highlands attack.  Keep heading down and 
you'll wind back up in the academy.  Outside are a soldier that will 
save your game and a girl that refreshes your strength.  You can find 
a piglet to the left of the academy.
     Highlands attack you in the town.  As you near the gate, Yuber  
sends a Bone Dragon to attack you.

   Boss: Bone Dragon
HP: 9200; 100000 P
     This guy is a serious threat.  It has two massive attacks and a 
devastational bite.  First, and much preferable, is its breath that 
hits the whole party for 150-250 damage.  This attack might be 
lightning in nature.  Worse than its breath is its meteor swarm 
attack.  This also hits everyone for 300-550 damage!  It's bite is 
also mighty, inflicting 300 damage give or take 150.  As an undead 
creature, the Resurrection Rune works well, as does Bright Shield.  
Otherwise, throw out any attack spell and attacks you can. This 
monster is also immune to Lightning attacks, so don't waste time with 
those.  However, Wind magic will work effectively as it is weak to wind 
magic.

     Yuber retreats, Highland flees, and Greenhill is yours.  Fitcher 
says that Shu wants you back at your castle as soon as possible.  Back 
there, you hear that Matilda has surrendered to Highland.  Plans to 
take Muse are made immediately.  You head back to Greenhill.


The shadow of war

Notes for this section (arranged by location):
  Greenhill Region
   Enemies: Eye Flower, Kookaburra
  Greenhill
   Find: Rage Crystal, Old Book Vol. 10, Piglet, Silver Hammer

     In the academy grounds, you see Lucia dart into the academy.  
Chase after her.  She runs into the back woods.  There you meet Jowy 
who is with Lucia.  Again he asks you to quit as leader of the army.  
Jowy says he cannot stop the war, and you and he hold up your runes.
     Search around the academy.  The Runemaster instructor gives you a 
Rage Crystal.  Old Book Vol. 10 is given to you by a man in the 
basement of the dorms.  Head back to Apple.  You'll be sent into 
battle.

   Battle #11
     You're against Lucia, Jowy, Seed, and Culgan.  You hold the 
advantage.  On the fourth turn, your enemies mention finishing some 
preparations and choose to withdrawal.  At first Jowy is against 
leaving Lucia behind, but decides to heed him men's advice.  Archers 
can smash Lucia's men in no time.  Lucia retreats after losing.

     As many of your followers feel, there must be some reason for 
your easy victory.  At the entrance, Viktor joins you to explore the 
city.  Choose the rest of your party.  Muse is too quiet.  A soldier 
at the entrance to the manor, says he saw a shadow moving in there.  
Follow Viktor in.
     Soldiers shout about a monster.  Could this be the preparations 
made by the Highland army?  A large golden wolf attacks as your 
soldiers retreat.

   Boss: Golden Wolf
HP: 3500;  10000 P
     This beast attacks twice per round.  It has a bite that hits one 
person.  It can also send a thunderbolt against someone (usually 
back line).  Lastly, it has a multi-missile attack that hits everyone 
for about 150 damage.  It resists magic fairly well, so weapons are 
your best bet.

     More cries come from outside.  Go back out.  There are three more 
Golden Wolves.  You can fight them if you'd like, or just run away and 
out of Muse.  If you kill one, it just reappears.  You really have no 
other choice but to flee.
     Luc identifies them as servants of the Beast Rune.  It was a gift 
from Harmonia.  Luca sacrificed the people of Muse to power the rune.  
The rune, once awakened, would assume the form of a monster.  
Fortunately, Luc doesn't sense it nearby.
     Fitcher rushes in reporting Highland attack.  You need to flee to 
the west.  Apple says it a trick and that soldiers lie in ambush to 
the south and west. She orders Hauser to strike north.


Fall of Knightdom

Notes for this section (arranged by location):
  Rockaxe Castle
   Enemies: Cockatrice, Commander ,Highlands, Hippogriff, M-Knight
   Items: Stone of Speed, Escape Talisman, Crimson Cape, Stone of 
         Defense, Earth Shield, Power Gloves, Mega Medicine, Gold 
         Necklace, Flame Helmet, Dragon Plans #4, Unicorn Plans #4

     After escaping, you arrive back at headquarters.  Viktor tells 
you to rest and restrategize tomorrow.  Kiba goes to see Shu.  He asks 
Kiba to attack Viktor's old fort as a diversion in the battle with 
Highland.  That way they'll have to split their forces.  Kiba agrees 
to do it.  Tell him you're ready to fight, and he'll call the meeting.
     Shu informs you of the numerics.  Thus, Kiba will draw off half 
their army east of Muse.  Then, the rest of the army shall strike 
Matilda.  There's a clamor when Shu explains that death is possible, 
but every stays.  You ask everyone to lend you their strength, and are 
cheered.

    *** If you have all 108 Stars by this point, Leknaat will appear.  
Since you have the 108 Stars, the seal on Bright Shield is broken, 
giving you its full power.  She wishes you well and leaves. ***

     Nanami wakes you up to see Kiba off.  He says farewell to his 
son.  Klaus tells you to head to the meeting room.  Shu tells you all 
preparations are complete.  Give the command to move out.

   Battle #12
     You're against Jowy.  Leon is not present.  Yuber and Gorudo, 
however, are.  The odds are stacked against you, so fight defensively.  
After a bit of fighting (2-3 turns) Culgan attacks your rear.  A bit 
after, Shu calls a few reinforcements of your own.  The enemy 
retreats.

     Afterwards, you find out that Barbara and Leona led the 
reinforcements.  Alex and Hilda helped them out too.  You rendezvous 
back at Greenhill.
     Shu lays out the strategy to take Rockaxe.  Teresa, Ridley, and 
Hauser are to deploy immediately.  Then they are to lure the enemy 
from the castle.  You will then lead a small force into the castle.  
You will switch flags, causing confusion and crushing morale.  Choose 
your party and head out.
     The enemy makes this look too easy.  As you enter, a messenger 
reports that Kiba engaged Leon Silverburg.  Both warriors mortally 
wounded each other.
     You'll be entering the castle by way of the secret passage.  
Shortly after entering, you'll find a Stone of Speed.  Climb the 
ladder.  To the right is Escape Talisman.  Head left, and go up the 
ladder.  Go left again.  Go through the door in the room at the end of 
the hall and find a Crimson Cape and a Stone of Defense.  Now go 
downstairs.  Go through a couple doors and head up another ladder.  Go 
right and across the rampart.  Go through the door (the door 
downstairs does not open).  Go right and find an Earth Shield.  Head 
back and go down the ladder.  South is a treasure chest containing 
Power Gloves.  Go back and take the right passage.  Follow it to the 
side of the castle.
     Go inside the castle.  It looks different than when you last 
visited.  Enter the first room on the left.  Five Matilda Knights 
attack.  Beat them, then get a Mega Medicine.  Take the next room to 
the left and get the Gold Necklace.  Head up from there and find a 
Flame Helmet.  Now take the left passageway (bottom of the rooms).  
Five more Matilda Knights attack you.  Head upstairs.  To the right 
and down, five more knights jump you.  There is a room with Dragon 
Plans #4 and Unicorn Plans #4.  Go upstairs after getting those.  
There you'll find a save point.  Go out and face another five Matilda 
Knights.  Go into the room.  At the stairs, you're almost there.  You 
and Nanami go after the flag while your other members hold off the 
knights.  Go through the door.  You'll find Jowy.  He prepares to 
attack you.  However, you are interrupted by Gorudo.  His archers fire 
and take Nanami down.  Jowy joins you against Gorudo.

   Boss: Gorudo and 5 Matilda Knights
HP: 5000;  125,000 potch;  Knight Armor
     Just use Jowy's rune's spells to mop up.  Gorudo has the Mother 
Earth Rune, but it doesn't aid him much.  This could be the easiest 
boss in the game.

     After beating Gorudo, Jowy leaves.  Shu arrives and sends 
soldiers to burn the flag and to fetch a doctor.  Jowy pulls Seed and 
Culgan out of battle, and Matilda is yours.
     You return to the castle awaiting Huan's report on Nanami.  She's 
dead, unless you've managed to gather all 108 Stars of Destiny before 
this point (Kiba's death from Leon doesn't count as a missing star).  
From this point on, it's your turn to take the war to Highland.


Striking it home

Notes for this section (arranged by location):
  Matilda Region
   Enemies: Black Tiger, Fei Yu, Li Lan, Shiu Lin
  Mount Rakutei
   Enemies: Iron Claw, Leather Cut, Pixie (2), Sky Knight
  Highway Village
   Items: Calf
  Rockaxe Castle
   Items: Thunder Crystal, Earth Armor, Recipe #37 (all past the hallway 
         where you fought Gorudo), Old Book Vol. 11
  Muse Region
   Enemies: Copper Sun, Fish Eye, Iron Moon
  Muse
   Items: Flowing Crystal, Silver Armor, Old Book Vol. 12
  L'Renouille Region
   Enemies: Colossus, Minotaurus
  Tenzen Pass
   Enemies:  '0,   :
  L'Renouille
   Enemies: Bronzem, Chimera, Commander (2), Highlands (2), Magus
   Items: Fury Crystal, Robe of Mist, Bolt of Wrath Scroll, Wind Amulet,
         Champion's Crystal, Stone of Power, Stone of Defense, Escape
         Talisman, Goldlet, Window Set #7
  Kyaro
   Items: Hunter Crystal, Trio Painting (only after the final boss)

     Shu suggests attacking Highland.  He says that it is imperative 
to bringing peace to the land.  Proceed with his plans and prepare to 
launch an attack to the heart of your enemy.  As you leave, you 
collapse.  Freed finds you.  Meanwhile, Culgan, Seed, and Jowy feed 
lies to their troops.  In an offering to the beast rune, Jowy 
sacrifices Jillia, or rather a doll made to look like Jillia.  Also, 
somehow Leon managed to survive.  Jowy collapses like you.
     You awaken to your companions who are worried about you.  They 
leave you to rest.  That night, you observe Apple going to see Shu.  
She asks why Shu let her attack Muse if he knew she'd lose.  Seems 
that Shu had another plan that the attack helped conceal.  Apple gets 
set to go, when Shu asks her to pick a card from the table.  She gets 
the fire card.  Shu lets her go then.  You should go back to your 
room.
     At the meeting hall, your leaders are assembled and you can give 
the order to advance.  Your troops give some encouraging words, and 
you mobilize.
     A sentry reports that Flik has found Leon Silverburg with Seed 
and Culgan.  Shu has you and Hauser move to finish this.  Shu has 
another plan with Viktor as you, Hauser, and Apple leave for battle.  
Shu has a mission of his own too.

   Battle #13
     Shu and Viktor are currently in position on the field against the 
Highland army.  As they approach, Shu sets the forest on fire.  He 
then signals you and Hauser to attack.

     Afterwards, Shu finds Leon in the burning woods.  Shu pretty much 
mocks Leon as Leon tries to assert dominance.  Leon makes some speech 
about having to push history.  Shu asks if that was Leon's motivation 
in going against the Scarlet Moon Empire and supporting Highland.  Shu 
proves he's better by not being like Leon and treating people like 
pawns.
     Apple believes Shu is dead in the remnants of the forest.  She 
blames herself for drawing the fire card.  Of course, a little fire 
could never do in Shu, who arrives in a little bit.  Viktor apparently 
saved him from finding his peace.  Shu says to move on to the capital.
     You take a break on the border before striking out for 
L'Renouille.  You can rest and/or save with Hilda.  Talk to Apple to 
launch your attack.

   Battle #14
     Your enemies are Seed, Culgan, Lucia, Han, and Yuber.  You need 
to get into the city.  Your enemy takes the defensive, so you'll need 
to take the fight to them.  I advise leading with Mazus for his Fire 
Rune if you have him.  Before you reach the enemy, Yuber will flee.  
Use your archers on the Karaya Tribe.  Tsai's Fire Spear also 
simplifies things.  Use this and spells to weaken leaders.  When they 
take enough damage, they go down this time.  Try to avoid unnecessary 
melees.  Only Lucia and Culgan have ranged attacks, so it's fairly 
easy pickings.  Seed is vulnerable to ranged attack, but Culgan proves 
resistant (14 defense).  Once you get a unit anywhere in the city, you 
win.

     After routing your foes on the battlefield, you need to capture 
L'Renouille.  Note, that you can return to you castle and fully 
upgrade and rest too.  Choose you party and move out.  Lucia meets you 
inside.  She attacks you.

   Boss: Lucia
HP: 6000;  50000 P
     She uses the Rage Rune with high magic strength.  She also acts 
three times a round and can strike for high damage.  Just use combos 
and strong attacks.  Heal as needed with your hero.

     Lucia says that there is no justice.  Shin and Teresa enter, and 
Teresa again states her promise to investigate what happened to 
Lucia's father.  Lucia prepares to slay Teresa, but Teresa does bot 
even attempt to flee.  Lucia asks if Teresa really trusts people so 
much, to which she replies, "I trust you."  Lucia drops her knife.  
Continue on, as Lucia tells you she will no longer intervene.
     The main doors are locked, so try a side passage.  Both the left 
and right paths lead to Highland Soldiers and deeper into the castle.  
In the central area are more set encounters with Highlands lead by a 
commander.  In one of those rooms is a Fury Crystal (left side).  A 
Robe of Mist and a scroll of Bolt of Wrath can be found on the right 
side's inner chamber.  If you head up from the right side, you'll find 
more Highlands.  You'll end up in the a central room.  The left way 
also leads here.  Head through the doors to the north.  Han waits for 
you there.  He expresses regret that he and Genkaku were unable to 
prevent the Black Sword and Bright Shield runes from fighting.  He 
duels you.

   Duel vs. Han
     He has about 500 HP.  Try to read his intention, and counter it.  
He shouldn't be too hard.  After you win, he apologizes to you.  He 
tells you that he and Genkaku sealed their runes.  He also says that 
the runes were once one in their true form as the Rune of Beginning.  
He falls, and you enter the next room.  Han dies and finds his peace.

     Run up the stairs and out one of the doors to the south.  You'll 
reach a central chamber.  If you go south, some soldiers will ambush 
you.  If you go right, you'll reach a room with a door to the rampart 
(the other is locked).  This area is where the sacrifice was made.  As 
you can probably guess by now, this castle mirrors itself.  You can 
swing around left to return to that lower room and go back up to the 
central chamber.  Also you can go up as this half's door is not 
locked.  This way, you'll find a chamber, and if you head up by the 
left door, you'll meet more soldiers.  You'll then find a T-
intersection.  Up is a stairway, and right leads into another chamber 
with a locked door.  To the right of the central chamber is a room 
with highlands.  There are two more doors here.  The south is a dead-
end.  To the north are a series of doors, followed by a T-
intersection.  To the left are Highlands and a door further in.  Here 
you'll find a Wind Amulet and a Champion's Crystal.  Further up is a 
double door.  Leave the doors as they lead to an empty room, and 
return the in intersection.  Up is a stairway leading up.
      Use it and go through the north door.  In the armory are a Stone 
of Power and a Stone of Defense.  South is locked.  Head up the other 
stairs.  North (south is a dead-end) from that stairway leads to more 
Highlands and an intersection. Go up and find a room with a large map, 
but nothing else, so head the other way.  Left leads to a series of 
empty rooms and a door to the outside where there are (surprise) more 
Highlands.  Run right, and re-enter the castle.  You'll fight more 
Highlands and find more direction choices.  South is locked, as is the 
door further up.  To the right are more soldiers.  Past them is a 
hallway, and a save point in a room.  Another room has an Escape 
Talisman.  To the right are stairs leading up and a passage down.  
Down leads outside to a Goldlet and a locked door.  Upstairs you'll 
find Window Set #7 and a passageway down.  If you take the next up, 
you'll find another stairway up, while down takes you to the altar.
     Up those stairs is another save point that also heals you.  Seed 
and Culgan wait for you just ahead.  They fight you.

   Boss: Culgan and Seed
Culgan: 3800 HP, Seed: 4000 HP;  130,000 P
     Culgan has defensive strength and gets two actions.  He has the 
Flow Rune and the Thunder Rune.  Seed has a Flow Rune too, and his 
hard.  Don't be surprised to them heal each other or halt all magic 
for a few turns.  Thus have a couple people with Mega Medicine 
equipped.  I advise taking Seed out first as he hits harder.  Use Clay 
Guardian to minimize him.  Heal as needed, and favor combos over 
spells.  As long as you focus on one, the fight should be short.

     After beating them, you push forward.  Jowy says good-bye to 
Pilika, as he's prepared to die.  He holds Pilika as her father did, 
by her request.  Jillia arrives, and Jowy tells her to flee with 
Pilika to Harmonia.  Jowy apologizes to her, but she says it isn't 
needed, as she knew his plot from the beginning, and that she loves 
him.  They say good-bye.
     Leon is waiting for you over the Beast Rune.  He uses his blood 
to awaken the rune to summon a beast as your final test.  This is your 
last battle.

   Final Boss: Beast Rune Monster - 5 areas
HP: Rune: 3600, Left Head: 4000, Right Head: 4400, Left Leg: 4000, 
Right Leg: 5500;  200,000 P
     This is a difficult battle.  The fiend can attack multiple times, 
with each part possessing a different type of attack.  The rune can 
cast a ghost wolf attack that hits everyone for fairly high damage.  
The left head can cast a multiple shard spell for similar damage to 
everyone.  The right head casts a fire sword spell that does physical 
damage to all (Clay Guardian reduces this).  The left leg can cause 
multiple status ailments to everyone.  For defenses, the heads are 
immune to combos.  Also, the Rune can grant an area immunity to attack 
for 2 or 3 rounds.  The right leg can also resurrect fallen parts.  
It also has a super attack that uses both heads and the rune that 
summons a moon and makes an attack like Shining Light for heavy damage 
to everyone.  Your best bet is to kill the left leg first, then the 
rune.  From here, target the left head, then the right leg.  Lastly 
kill the right head (since its attack is the weakest).

     After slaying this beast, you walk to the throne room.  No one is 
around.  However, the castle is starting to collapse.  You are forced 
to flee.
     Everyone is waiting for you.  When you come running out, they are 
ecstatic.  Eilie gets you up and says that Makai and Gustav are 
waiting for you in the great hall.  At the hall, the lords ask you to 
lead the land as a unified land.  You have the choice of taking the 
leadership of not.

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VI)   Weapons

Price:
 1-2      300
 2-3      600
 3-4     1500
 4-5     2700
 5-6     3500
 6-7     4500
 7-8     7000
 8-9    11000
 9-10   18000
10-11   27000
11-12   35000
12-13   43000
13-14   52000
14-15   60000
15-16   70000

Hero (2-weapon)
 1   Twin Fang             5 M
 2                         6
 3                         8
 4                        11
 5                        14
 6   Twin Heaven Fang     18
 7                        35
 8                        42
 9                        49
10                        58
11                        68
12                        79
13   Twin Destiny Fang    92
14                       127
15                       148
16                       170

Amada (club)
 8   Oak Oar              48 M
 9   Teak Oar             53
10                        80
11                        88
12                        98
13                       110
14                       120
15                       130
16                       140

Anita (1-handed sword)
 4   Star Sword           12 S
 5   Seven Star Sword     15
 6                        27
 7                        35
 8                        42
 9                        50
10                        59
11   Rival Star Sword     67
12                        90
13                       102
14                       120
15                       138
16                       150

Ayda (bow)
 7   Forest Bow           33 L
 8                        40
 9                        48
10                        57
11                        65
12   Earth Bow            73
13                        98
14                       116
15                       135
16                       147

Badeaux (whip)
 7   Whip of Fury         33 S
 8                        40
 9                        47
10                        56
11                        66
12                        76
13   Whip of Love         89
14                       124
15                       145
16                       165

Bob (club)
 7   Beast Rod            33 M
 8                        40
 9                        47
10                        56
11                        66
12                        76
13   Beast Lord Rod       89
14                       124
15                       145
16                       165

Bolgan (fist/claw)
 2   gluv                  8 S
 3                         9
 4   Gluv                 10
 5                        39
 6                        42
 7                        45
 8                        48
 9                        51
10   Glove                53
11                       110
12                       114
13                       118
14                       124
15                       130
16                       135

Camus (1-handed sword)
 8   Uriah/2              42 S
 9                        50
10                        59
11   Uriah/3              67
12                        90
13                       110
14                       120
15                       130
16                       140

Chaco (spear)
 8   Air Spear            48 M
 9   Sky Spear            53
10                        80
11                        88
12                        98
13                       110
14                       120
15                       130
16                       140

Clive (gun/shuriken)
 8   Storm                43 L
 9   Tornado              48
10                        70
11                        83
12                        95
13                       108
14                       119
15                       130
16                       140

Eilie (knife/shuriken)
 3   Slash Knife          12 L
 4                        20
 5                        25
 6                        31
 7                        37
 8                        43
 9   Razor Knife          48
10                        70
11                        83
12                        95
13                       108
14                       119
15                       130
16                       140

Feather (monster)         ** M

Flik (1-handed sword)
10   Odessa+              59 S
11   Odessa++             67
12                        90
13                       102
14                       120
15                       138
16                       150

Freed (1-handed sword)
 5   Raikomaru            15 S
 6                        27
 7                        35
 8                        42
 9                        50
10                        59
11   Shinraikomaru        67
12                        90
13                       102
14                       120
15                       138
16                       150

Futch (spear)
 7   Sigmund              42 M
 8                        48
 9   Sigurd               53
10                        80
11                        88
12                        98
13                       110
14                       120
15                       130
16                       140

Gabocha (sling/shuriken)
 6   Sling Shot!          31 L
 7                        37
 8                        43
 9   Sling Shot!!!        48
10                        70
11                        83
12                        95
13                       108
14                       119
15                       130
16                       140

Gantetsu (staff)
 7   Iron Staff           26 S
 8                        33
 9                        42
10                        50
11                        58
12   Iron Rock Staff      64
13                        80
14                        87
15                        94
16                       100

Gengen (1-handed sword)
 3   Sword                 9 S
 4                        12
 5   Good Sword           15
 6                        27
 7                        35
 8                        42
 9                        50
10                        59
11   Great Sword          67
12                        90
13                       102
14                       120
15                       138
16                       150

Genshu (2-handed sword)
11   Kamui                73 S
12                        97
13                       111
14                       129
15                       147
16                       160

Georg (2-handed sword)
12   Kumo                 97 S
13                       111
14                       129
15                       147
16                       160

Gijimu (axe)
 7   Double Battleaxe     23 M
 8                        35
 9                        43
10                        52
11                        60
12                        72
13   Double Greataxe      85
14                       135
15                       155
16                       175

Hai Yo (club)
 4   Wok                  11 S
 5                        14
 6   Dragon Wok           17
 7                        33
 8                        40
 9                        47
10                        56
11                        66
12                        76
13   Blue Dragon Wok      89
14                       124
15                       145
16                       165

Hanna (1-handed sword)
 3   Blade                 9 S
 4                        12
 5   High Blade           15
 6                        27
 7                        35
 8                        42
 9                        50
10                        59
11   Steel Blade          67
12                        90
13                       102
14                       120
15                       138
16                       150

Hauser (2-handed sword)
11   Steel Sword          73 S
12                        97
13                       111
14                       129
15                       147
16                       160

Hix (1-handed sword)
 6   Tengaar+             27 S
 7                        35
 8                        42
 9                        50
10                        59
11   Tengaar++            67
12                        90
13                       102
14                       120
15                       138
16                       150

Hoi (2 weapon)
 6   Faux Twin Fang       17 M
 7                        33
 8                        40
 9                        47
10                        56
11                        66
12                        76
13   Twin Fang Nouveau    89
14                       124
15                       145
16                       165

Humphrey (2-handed sword)
10   Murasame             64 S
11   Muramasa             73
12                        97
13                       111
14                       129
15                       147
16                       160

Jowy (staff)
 1   Star Staff            5 M
 2                         6
 3                         8
 4                        11
 5                        14
 6   Heaven Staff         18
 7                        35
 8                        42
 9                        49
10                        58
11                        68
12                        79
13   Heavenly Star Staff  92
14                       127
15                       148
16                       170

Kahn (sword/club)
 6   Shadowbane           17 M
 7                        33
 8                        40
 9                        46
10                        56
11                        66
12                        76
13   Shadow Slayer        89
14                       124
15                       145
16                       165

Karen (club)
 6   Red Nails            17 M
 7                        33
 8                        40
 9                        46
10                        56
11                        66
12                        76
13   Black Nails          89
14                       124
15                       145
16                       165

Kasumi (claw)
 7   Big Sakura           45 S
 8                        48
 9                        51
10   Max Sakura           53
11                       110
12                       114
13                       118
14                       124
15                       130
16                       135

Killey (club)
 9   Shade                47 M
10                        56
11                        66
12                        76
13   Night                89
14                       124
15                       145
16                       165

Kinnison (bow)
 2   Light Bow             6 L
 3                         7
 4                        10
 5   Ranger Bow           13
 6                        25
 7                        33
 8                        40
 9                        48
10                        57
11                        65
12   Hunter Bow           73
13                        98
14                       116
15                       135
16                       147

Koyu (axe)
 5   One-handed Axe       13 M
 6                        17
 7   One-handed Battleaxe 23
 8                        35
 9                        43
10                        52
11                        60
12                        72
13   One-handed Greataxe  85
14                       135
15                       155
16                       175

L.C.Chan (fist/claw)
 9   Killer Knuckles      51 S
10   Power Knuckles       53
11                       110
12                       114
13                       118
14                       124
15                       130
16                       135

Lo Wen (ball and chain/shuriken)
 6   Falling Star         31 L
 7                        37
 8                        43
 9   Shooting Star        48
10                        70
11                        83
12                        95
13                       108
14                       119
15                       130
16                       140

Lorelai (lucerne hammer/axe)
 7   Death                23 M
 8                        35
 9                        43
10                        52
11                        60
12                        72
13   Judgement            85
14                       135
15                       155
16                       175

Luc (rod/staff)
 4   Wind Rod              7 S
 5                         9
 6   Gale Rod             11
 7                        26
 8                        33
 9                        42
10                        50
11                        58
12   Gust Rod             64
13                        80
14                        87
15                        94
16                       100

Makumaku (monster)        ** L

Mazus (rod/staff)
 6   Cosmic Rod           11 S
 7                        26
 8                        33
 9                        42
10                        50
11                        58
12   Nova Rod             64
13                        80
14                        87
15                        94
16                       100

McDohl (staff)
14   Heaven Fang Staff   124 M
15                       145
16                       165

Meg (knife/shuriken)
 5   Assassin's Dagger    25 L
 6                        31
 7                        37
 8                        43
 9   Sliver Dagger        48
10                        70
11                        83
12                        95
13                       108
14                       119
15                       130
16                       140

Mekumeku (monster)        ** L

Miklotov (2-handed sword)
 9   Dunceney/2           55 S
10                        64
11   Dunceney/3           73
12                        97
13                       111
14                       129
15                       147
16                       160

Mikumiku (monster)        ** L

Millie (boomerang/shuriken)
 1   Boomerang             6 L
 2                         9
 3   Hit Boomerang        12
 4                        20
 5                        25
 6                        31
 7                        37
 8                        43
 9   High Boomerang       48
10                        70
11                        83
12                        95
13                       108
14                       119
15                       130
16                       140

Mokumoku (monster)        ** L

Mondo (claw)
 8   Dark Claw            48 S
 9                        51
10   Tooth and Claw       53
11                       110
12                       114
13                       118
14                       124
15                       130
16                       135

Mukumuku (monster)        ** L

Nanami (three-piece rod)
 2   Flower Rod            9 M
 3                        11
 4                        12
 5                        17
 6   Blossom Rod          22
 7                        37
 8                        44
 9                        51
10                        59
11                        69
12                        78
13   Eden Rod             91
14                       125
15                       145

Nina (book)
 6   New Book Belt        17 M
 7                        33
 8                        40
 9                        47
10                        56
11                        66
12                        76
13   Book Belt of Love    89
14                       124
15                       145
16                       165

Oulan (fist/claw)
 7   Iron Fist            45 S
 8                        48
 9                        51
10   God Hand             53
11                       110
12                       114
13                       118
14                       124
15                       130
16                       135

Pesmerga (2-handed sword)
14   King Crimson        129 S
15                       147
16                       160

Rikimaru (2-handed sword)
 5   Onimaru              19 S
 6                        31
 7                        39
 8                        46
 9                        55
10                        64
11   Dojikiri             73
12                        97
13                       111
14                       129
15                       147
16                       160

Rina (card/shuriken)
 1   Chariot               6 L
 2                         9
 3   Empress              12
 4                        20
 5                        25
 6                        31
 7                        37
 8                        43
 9   World                48
10                        70
11                        83
12                        95
13                       108
14                       119
15                       130
16                       140

Sasuke (shuriken)
 6   Blue Comet           31 L
 7                        37
 8                        43
 9   Fiery Blue Comet     48
10                        70
11                        83
12                        95
13                       108
14                       119
15                       130
16                       140

Sheena (1-handed sword)
 9   Kirinji 2            50 S
10                        59
11   Kirinji 3            67
12                        90
13                       102
14                       120
15                       138
16                       150


Shilo (dart/shuriken)
 7   Silver Jiromaru      37 L
 8                        43
 9   Gold Iromaru         48
10                        70
11                        83
12                        95
13                       108
14                       119
15                       130
16                       140

Shiro (monster)           ** S

Shin (2-handed sword)
 9   Death Tarantula      55 S
10                        64
11   Ray Tarantula        73
12                        97
13                       111
14                       129
15                       147
16                       160

Sid (spear)
 8   Cursed Spear         48 M
 9   Devil Spear
10                        80
11                        88
12                        98
13                       110
14                       120
15                       130
16                       140

Sierra (nails/claw)
10   Full Moon            53 S
11                       110
12                       114
13                       118
14                       124
15                       130
16                       135

Sigfried (monster)        ** M

Simone (flower bomb/shuriken)
11   Rhapsody             83 L
12                        95
13                       108
14                       119
15                       130
16                       140

Stallion (bow)
 8   Shine Bow            40 L
 9                        48
10                        57
11                        65
12   Elfin Bow            73
13                        98
14                       116
15                       135
16                       147

Tai Ho (spear)
 7   Kanae                42 M
 8                        48
 9   Mizuki               53
10                        80
11                        88
12                        98
13                       110
14                       120
15                       130
16                       140

Tengaar (knife/shuriken)
 8   Ray Knife            43 L
 9   Shining Knife        48
10                        70
11                        83
12                        95
13                       108
14                       119
15                       130
16                       140

Tomo (spear)
 9   Fujin Long Spear     53 M
10                        80
11                        88
12                        98
13                       110
14                       120
15                       130
16                       140

Tsai (spear)
 6   Raijin Spear         37 M
 7                        42
 8                        48
 9   Raijin Long Spear    53
10                        80
11                        88
12                        98
13                       110
14                       120
15                       130
16                       140

Tuta (rock/shuriken)
 2   Pebble                9 L
 3   Stone                12
 4                        20
 5                        25
 6                        31
 7                        37
 8                        43
 9   Rock                 48
10                        70
11                        83
12                        95
13                       108
14                       119
15                       130
16                       140

Valeria (1-handed sword)
 7   Seven Star Sword     35 S
 8                        42
 9                        50
10                        59
11   Conqueror Star Sword 67
12                        90
13                       102
14                       120
15                       138
16                       150

Viki (wand/staff)
 5   Wand                  9 S
 6   Wow Wand             11
 7                        26
 8                        33
 9                        42
10                        50
11                        58
12   Wow Wow Wand         64
13                        80
14                        87
15                        94
16                       100

Viktor (2-handed sword)
 9   Shiko Sword          55 S
10                        64
11   ???                  73
12                        97
13                       111
14                       129
15                       147
16                       160

 9   Star Dragon Sword    59 S
10                        69
11                        78
12                       102
13                       117
14                       136
15                       155
16                       170

Vincent (1-handed sword)
10   Savat                59 S
11   Felicitation         67
12                        90
13                       102
14                       120
15                       138
16                       150

Wakaba (leg guard)
 8   Killer Leg Guard     48 S
 9                        51
10   Power Leg Guard      53
11                       110
12                       114
13                       118
14                       124
15                       130
16                       135

Yoshino (naganata/spear)
 6   Long Naganata        37 M
 7                        42
 8                        48
 9   Great Naganata       53
10                        80
11                        88
12                        98
13                       110
14                       120
15                       130
16                       140

Zamza (fist/claw)
 3   Tekken                9 S
 4   Burning Iron Fist    10
 5                        39
 6                        42
 7                        45
 8                        48
 9                        51
10   Iron Fist of Rage    53
11                       110
12                       114
13                       118
14                       124
15                       130
16                       135

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VII)  Armor and Accessories/Items

Helmets
Bandana                 50       1
Leather Hat            100       2
Feathered Hat          500       3   SPD +3, Wind Resistant
Pointed Hat           1200       5   Prevents Balloon
Circuret              3500       7
Half Helmet           7800      10
Mole Helmet           8500      12   Prevents Unfriendly
Head Gear            12000      14
Silver Hat           24000      19   Regeneration (5)
Full Helmet          18200      20
Wind Hat             35000      24   Spd +7, wind resistant
Flame Helmet         42000      30   Str +4, resists fire
Horned Helmet        65000      35

Armor
Robe                   100       1
Tunic                  200       2
Leather Coat           700       4
Brass Armor           1000       6
Guard Robe            1700       7
Karate Uniform        3000      10   Tech +5
Leather Armor         5900      14
Chain Mail            6500      16
Ninja Suit           88000      17   Spd +15
Half Plate           12000      19
Magic Robe           20000      22
Thunder God Garb     23000      25   Hit +10, resists lightning
Scale Mail           22000      28
Mole Suit            25000      29   Resists earth, no target
Dragon Armor         23000      30
Master Robe          24000      33   Regeneration (10)
Full Plate           26000      36
Taikoku Wear         28000      40   Spd +10
Master Garb          37000      45   Str +15, Tech +15
Robe of Mist         54000      47   Repels magic, resists water
Earth Armor          67000      49   Anti-bat, resists earth
Dream Robe           95000      52   Impervious to attack
Silver Armor        120000      55   Regeneration (10), resists dark
Knight Armor        180000      58
Blood Armor                     62   Drains 15 HP each round
Windspun Armor      210000      65   Spd +15, resists wind

Shields
Wooden Shield          300       2
Steel Shield          2500       7
Kite Shield           4300      12
Mangosh               6500      19   Return stab x 1.5
Silver Shield        10000      27   Regeneration, resists dark
Chaos Shield         17000      34
Earth Shield         32000      36   Anti-bat, resists earth

Accessories
Gloves                 300       2
Gauntlet              1700       4
Power Glove          16500      16   Str +15
Wooden Shoes           100       1
Leggings               200       2
Boots                  800       3
Winged Boots         10200      14   Spd +10
Iron Boots           17000      15
Cape                   400       1
Leather Cape          1300       5
Fur Cape              3500       9
Cape of Darkness      6800      12
Crimson Cape          9000      14
Cheek Guards          1000       3
Shoulder Pads         2000       5
Blue Ribbon           6600       6   Can't be targeted
Belt of Strength      4800       6   Str +5
Sun Badge             3700       4   Regeneration (3)
Fish Badge            4300       6   Repel magic 3%
Fire Emblem           3300       7   Str +15, resist fire
Gold Emblem           8500      10   Mag Def +10
Water Amulet          3800       6   Repel magic, resists water
Thunder Amulet        7500       9   Hit +15, resists lightning
Wind Amulet          13000      12   Spd +10, resists wind
Necklace              1600       7
Heavy Necklace        5700      11
Silver Necklace      20000      17   Regeneration (1)
Guard Ring            8500       7   Mag Def +10
Speed Ring           16000      10   Spd +15
Skill Ring           11500       9   Tech +20
Lucky Ring           13000      12   Luck +20
Magic Ring           13000       7   Mag +15
Power Ring           14000       8   Str +20
Star Earrings        12000       8   Regeneration (5)
Wing Ornament         8000      19   Spd +12
Silverlet             7000      11
Goldlet              19000      18
Rose Brooch          14000      13

Items (You can equip)
Medicine               100      Heals 100 HP
Mega Medicine          500      Heals 500 HP
Dragon Incense           X      Heals 50 HP for all allies
Antitoxin              200      Cures poisoned status
Needle                 200      Cures balloon status
Throat Drops           200      Cures silence
Sacrificial Jizo      5000      Auto cures unconsciousness
Boulder Set           2000      Equip and go take a bath
Chick                           Makes a rubber ducky float in the bath
Toy Boat              2000      Floating boat for bath
Sexy Wink             5000      Beauty ATK Up
Lubricating Oil          X      Gadget's Attack up by 50%, Meg only
Sunglasses            1500      No damage from Flash ATK
Rose Bouquet                    Narcissus ATK up
Leisure Set                     For Family ATK.  Nanami screws around 
                                 more
Dog Whistle                     Increses odds of the Kobold ATK army 
                                 strike going off
Invincible Smile                Fancy Lad ATK up
Cup of Promise           X      Manly and Bandit ATK up
Millet Dumplings
Secret Writings

Food
Anchovi Pizza          580      Heals 600 HP & become berserk (30%)
BBQ Meat Bun           250      Heals 300 HP
Broiled Eel            600      Heals 500 HP
Buttered Clams         150      Heals 200 HP & cures target
Cake                   370      Heals 450 HP
Cheesecake             450      Heals 450 HP
Chinese Noodles        850      Heals 500 HP & cures silence
Chirashi-Zushi         950      Heals 600 HP
Chowder                120      Heals 200 HP
Crab Cakes             190      Heals 250 HP & cures balloon
Cream Stew            1300      Heals 500 HP
Croquettes             350      Heals 500 HP
Curry Rice             800      Heals 650 HP
Dark Chowder           120      Heals 300 HP & causes panic
Diet Lunch             500      Heals 650 HP
Fish Fry               170      Heals 250 HP & cures bucket
French Toast           180      Heals 250 HP & cures unfriendly
Fried Fish Balls       190      Heals 300 HP & cures balloon
Fried Rice             600      Heals 500 HP
Fried Tacos            170      Heals 250 HP & become toasty
Full Course           1000      Heals 650 HP
Ghengis Khan          1500      Heals 500 HP
Green Salad             80      Heals 100 HP
Gratin                 520      Heals 600 HP
Grilled Beef           800      Heals 700 HP
Grilled Fish           500      Heals 500 HP
Gyoza                  100      Heals 150 HP & cures sleep
Hamburger              900      Heals 450 HP
Ice Cream              200      Heals 280 HP
Japanese Curry         750      Heals 650 HP
Japanese Stew         1000      Heals 550 HP
Kaiseki Dinner        2000      Heals 900 HP
Kobold Pie             160      Heals 300 HP & causes boost
Mayo Rice Omelet       560      Heals 500 HP & become unfriendly
Meat Pie               170      Heals 300 HP & cures spellbound
Obento                 700      Heals 650 HP
Ohitashi               120      Heals 120 HP & cures silence
Pancakes               500      Heals 500 HP
Pasta                  450      Heals 500 HP & cures poison
Pizza                  580      Heals 600 HP
Potato Pudding          80      Heals 300 HP
Pudding                200      Heals 100 HP & becomes hyper (30%)
Quiche                 250      Heals 280 HP & cures knockdown
Ramen                  850      Heals 500 HP & cures sleep
Red Curry             1500      Burst spell vs. all enemies for 150
Red Pepper Ice         200      Heals 250 HP & causes boost
Rice Omelet            550      Heals 400 HP
Rising Sun Bento       700      Heals 450 HP
Salad                   80      Heals 100 HP
Sandwich               160      Heals 250 HP & cures unfriendly
Sashimi Combo         1500      Heals 650 HP
Ship Combo            2000      Heals 450 HP and cures unconscious
Simmered Fish          250      Heals 350 HP
Special Stew          1700      Heals 750 HP
Spicy Pilaf            620      Heals 500 HP
Spicy Stew            1000      Heals 450 HP
Spinach Juice           75      Heals 300 HP & causes poison
Steak                 1300      Heals 950 HP
Steamed Abalone        190      Heals 200 HP & cures target
Steamed Gyoza          120      Heals 150 & cures sleep
Sukiyaki               800      Heals 750 HP
Sunomono               380      Heals 400 HP & cures rust
Sushi                  900      Heals 600 HP
Sweet Salad             80      Heals 200 HP
Tamago-Yaki             60      Heals 80 HP
Tempura                400      Heals 400 HP
Teriyaki               900      Heals 400 HP
Tomato Soup            150      Heals 60 HP & cures poison
Tomato Juice           150      Heals 60 HP & cures poison
Tonkatsu               750      Heals 600 HP
Veggie Sandwich        160      Heals 250 HP & cures unfriendly

Items (not able to be equip)
Escape Talisman        500      Escape from dungeons
Stone of Power        2000      Raises Strength attribute (1-3)
Stone of Magic        2000      Raises Magic attribute (1-3)
Stone of Defense      2000      Raises Defense attribute (1-3)
Stone of Mag-Def      2000      Raises Magic Defense (1-3)
Stone of Luck         2000      Raises Luck attribute (1-3)
Stone of Skill        2000      Raises Tech attribute (1-3)
Spinach Seed             X      for farming
Potato Seed              X      for farming
Tomato Seed              X      for farming
Cabbage Seed             X      for farming
Iron Hammer              X      Boost Tessai to level 9
Copper Hammer            X      Boost Tessai to level 12
Silver Hammer            X      Boost Tessai to level 15
Gold Hammer              X      Boost Tessai to level 16

Scrolls
Flaming Arrows         700      
Fire Wall             1000      
Explosion             2000
Angry Blow             700      
Thunder Runner        1000
Bolt of Wrath         2000      
Kindness Drops         700      
Protect Mist          1000
Kindness Rain         2000      
Clay Guardian          700
Revenge Earth         1000
Canopy Defense        2000      
Wind of Sleep          700      
Healing Wind          1000      
The Shredding         2000      

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VIII) Art

Vases
Nanami's Vase           10
Failure Urn             20
Octopus Urn           1000
Normal Large Vase     3000
Vase                  5000
Genkaku's Famous Vase 6000
Wide Urn              8000
Blue Dragon Urn      16000
Celadon Urn          20000
Black Urn            40000
Fine Bone China     120000

Ornaments
Hex Doll               120
Japanese Dish         6000
Chinese Dish         12000
Persian Lamp         15000
Peeing Boy           34000
Coral                40000
Bonsai               50000
Knight Statuette     60000
Karen Statue A       70000
Karen Statue B      130000
Goddess Statuette   200000

Paintings
Graffiti               200
Trio Painting          700
Flower Painting      14000
Lover's Garden       58000
Landscape Paint      80000
Nature's Beauty     400000

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IX)   Runes

Magic
Black Sword
  Flash Judgement        120 damage to one enemy
  Twinkling Blade        100 damage to all enemies, 30% death
  Piercing One           700 damage to one enemy
  Hungry Friend          1200 damage to all enemies
Blinking*
   Ready!                Teleport enemy, failure teleports ally
   Set!                  150 damage to all enemies or allies
   Go!                   Teleport all enemies or all allies
Blue Gate* (30000)
   Open Gate             50 damage to one enemy
   King's Road           150 damage to all enemies
   Pale Palace           500 damage to all enemies
   Empty World           900 damage to all enemies, 90 to all allies
Bright Shield
   Great Blessing        Heals 70 HP for all allies + cures status
   Shining Light         130 damage to all enemies
   Battle Oath           Heals 300 HP for all allies  30% Berserk
   Forgiver Sign         Heals allies for 2000, overflow damages enemy
Cyclone* (18000)
   Healing Wind          Heal one ally to full
   The Shredding         450 damage to all enemies
   Storm Warning         Reflects spells
   Shining Wind          500 damage to enemies, allies healed 500
Darkness (12000)
   Finger of Death       Sudden death to one enemy
   Stealer of Souls      300 damage to 1 foe + heals self
   Final Bell            Death or 500 damage to a row
   Black Shadow          500 damage to all enemies
Earth (4000)
   Clay Guardian         Def x1.5 for 1 ally
   Revenge Earth         100% counter rate for 1 ally
   Canopy Defense        Repel all magic once at 100%
   Earthquake            800 damage to all enemies on ground
Fire (6000)
   Flaming Arrows        60 damage to all enemies
   Fire Wall             150 damage to a row of enemies
   Dancing Flames        300 damage to all enemies
   Explosion             700 damage to all enemies
Flowing (22000)
   Protect Mist          +20% magic resistance for 3 rounds to allies
   Kindness Rain         Heal all allies for 300
   Silent Lake           Negates all spell casting for 3 rounds
   Mother Ocean          Restores person to full HP
Lightning* (6000)
   Angry Blow            100 damage to one enemy
   Thunder Runner        120 damage to a column
   Bolt of Wrath         600 damage to one enemy
   Thor Shot             1200  damage to one enemy
Mother Earth (16000)
   Revenge Earth         100% counter rate for 1 ally
   Canopy Defense        Repel all magic once at 100%
   Earthquake            800 damage to all enemies on ground
   Guardian Earth        DEF and MAG-DEF up for 5 rounds on allies
Rage (18000)
   Fire Wall             150 damage to a row of enemies
   Dancing Flames        300 damage to all enemies
   Explosion             700 damage to all enemies
   Final Flame           900 damage to all enemies
Resurrection (9000)
   Scolding              30 damage to 1 enemy x2 vs. undead
   Yell                  Cures unconscious ally
   Charm Arrow           400 damage to all enemies, x2 vs. undead
   Scream                Heals 300 HP for all allies
Soul Eater
   Finger of Death       Sudden death to 1 enemy
   Black Shadow          500 damage to all enemies
   Hell                  Sudden death vs. all enemies
   Judgement             1500 damage vs. 1 enemy
Thunder
   Thunder Runner        120 damage to a column
   Bolt of Wrath         600 damage to one enemy
   Thor Shot             1000  damage to one enemy
   Thunder Storm         1200 damage to one enemy
Water (7000)
   Kindness Drop         Heal one ally to full
   Protect Mist          +20% magic resistance for 3 rounds to allies
   Kindness Rain         Heal all allies for 300
   Silent Lake           Negates all spell casting for 3 rounds
White Saint
   Shining Pupil         120 damage to one enemy
   Moonlit Forest        200 damage to a column
   White Priestess       400 damage to all enemies
Wind* (5000)
   Wind of Sleep         Attempts to put one row asleep
   Healing Wind          Heal one ally to full
   The Shredding         450 damage to all enemies
   Storm Warning         Reflects spells

* NOTE: These Runes have been known to backfire.  Counter with high 
        Luck.

Effect (always active)
Alert (10000)       Become hyper after 4 rounds
Balance (9000)      Immune to unbalance
Barrier (15000)     Magic Resistance (MAG/10%)
Champion's          Avoid weak enemy encounters
Counter             Increase counterstrike rate
Double-Beat (8000)  2 Attacks, damage x2 if counter
Double-Strike(6000) Damage received & taken x1.5
Draining            Heals HP on a critical strike
Dryad (9000)        Level 2 magic exchanged for level 1
Fire Sealing (8000) Voids fire, but water damage is at x2
Firefly (9000)      Makes user targeted more often
Fortune (200000)    Doubles XP
Fury (15000)        Always berserk
Gale (6000)         Speed x 1.5
Hazy (5000)         Can avoid physical attacks
Killer (9500)       Critical hit rate up
Knight              Protects dying comrades
Medicine (4500)     Use medicine on injured allies
Nymph (11000)       Attack changes with Luck value
Phero (50000)       Appeal up
Prosperity (150000) Double money gained
Spark (4000)        All members attack after user
True Holy Rune      Fast overworld travel.  100% flee rate
Violence (18000)    Become berserk after damage
Waking (17000)      You start asleep, but are berserked when hit
Wall                Defense x2, can only defend
Warrior (32000)     Str up, Def halved
Wizard (22000)      Mag up, Mag Def halved

Command (must use)
Angry Dragon        DMG x2 once, unlimited berserk
Banshee (9000)      Drains ally HP to give to user
Blue Drop           Damages row or all, ruins balance
Chimera (8000)      Transfer status to others
Falcon              2x damage, -10% accuracy
Fire Breath         2 x damage, ruins balance
Fire Dragon         2x damage, but receive fire damage = half
Gozz (7000)         Axe can attack one row
Groundhog           2x damage usable once
Howling Rune        Monster allies become berserk
Kite (8000)         Shuriken attack all for 1/2 damage
Lion (10000)        1.5 dam to one enemy, Mag & mag-def -50, for claws
Mayfly              Attack one row, go unbalanced
Pixie (4500)        Makes staff range L
Rabid Fang          Converts Bob into werewolf form
Shining Wind        Attack all enemies, good vs. fliers.
Shrike              2x damage, -5% accuracy
Spider Slay         3x damage to an enemy once
Swallow             30% Sudden Death, ruins balance
Sylph (12000)       Reduces HP to give to allies
Titan (6000)        Attack up for 2 handed sword
Trick               Wind-up Doll ATK once
Twin Ring           2x damage, may ruin balance
Unicorn             One column is treated as having 0 DEF
Viper (5000)        Death for 1-handed sword
White Tiger         2x damage for fighters only

Embedded
Cyclone (18000)     Repel magic 15%
Down (25000)        30% Knockdown
Earth (4000)        DEF +5, Regeneration (3)
Exertion (27000)    Attack increases each turn
Fire (6000)*        Adds 1/4 fire damage
Fire Lizard (11000) Damage x1.5, damage self
Flowing (22000)     Regeneration (15)
Friendship          Increase attack power for you and allies
Hunter (45000)      Hit 5%, enemies always drop items
Kindness (11000)    Increases attack power if you're liked
Lightning (6000)*   Adds 1/4 lightning damage
Magic Drain (30000) -15% to hit, restore L1 magic
Mother Earth (16000)DEF +15, Regeneration (5)
Poison (8000)       40% chance to poison
Rage* (18000)       Adds 1/2 fire damage
Sleep (18000)       20% to cause sleep
Technique (12000)   Steals money (40%)
Thunder Rune*       Adds 1/2 lightning damage
Water (7000)        Regeneration (5)
Wind (5000)         Repel magic 5%

* runes that add elemental attack may also cause your power to drop, 
especially if the enemy is immune to that element.

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X)    Trading Posts
     These prices are approximations as the rates do vary.  there are 
some general good tips below.

Kobold Village
Sugar              310
Mayonnaise        1498
Wooden Amulet      422
Flute              202
Candle             805
Ancient Text      1162
Crystal Ball      4670
Failure Urn        160
Graffiti           854

Forest Village
Sugar              167
Salt               479
Fur                502
Crystal Ball       333
Flute              550
Holly Berry        962
Wine               666
Deer Antler       1829
Native Costume    1204
Book              3499
Ancient Text     34997
Vase              8929
Wide Urn         12671

Rokkaku
Soy Sauce          271
Salt               582
Candle             159
Flute              227
Crystal Ball       671
Musk             11667
Gold Bar         28331
Deer Antler       2329
Japanese Dish    11331

Gregminster
Soy Sauce          683
Wooden Amulet      200
Wine               648
Native Costume    1005
Red Pepper        2933
Ancient Text     29337
Pearl            24004
Persian Lamp     10667
Flower Painting  10670
Celadon Urn       7666

South Window
Salt              1014
Mayonnaise         502
Crystal Ball       264
Candle             642
Wooden Amulet      233
Fur                798
Native Costume    1269
Chinese Dish      7999
Flower Painting  14002
Persian Lamp     10002
Blue Dragon Urn  16002
Peeing Boy       31998
Coral            26671

Crom Village
Red Pepper        1198
Crystal Ball       203
Candle             746
Wooden Amulet      570
Holly Berry        300
Wine              1127
Book              4004
Musk             11332
Gold Bar         29995
Wide Urn          8665
Blue Dragon Urn  29334

Rockaxe
Red Pepper        4266
Flute              696
Holly Berry       1651
Wine              1265
Book              9737
Pearl            35002
Chinese Dish      8005
Persian Lamp     29328
Peeing Boy       42999
Coral            64999

Highway Village
Sugar              478
Mayonnaise        2754
Candle             437
Native Costume    1662
Deer Antler       3998
Book              1333
Musk              7505
Gold Bar         40001

Headquarters


Tips
1) Expensive items like Celadon Urns can be bought from a market and 
later sold back for profit.
2) Each area has a expertise which produces faster than the other 
items.
3) Conversely, each place looks for a certain ware that they do not 
produce with much frequency.
4) If your looking for just money, buy art and sell it at an item 
store.  You might get more for it there.

                        Suikoden II---Trading Guide
                                by Mike Good
Item              Avg     Low                       High
Sugar            300p    150p: Forest Village     550p: Highway Village
Salt             500p    270p: South Window       700p: Rokkaku Town
Soy Sauce        700p    300p: Rokkaku Town       850p: Gregminster
Mayonnaise     2,000p    400p: South Window     2,200p: Highway Village
Red Pepper     1,500p  1,200p: Crom Village     3,200p: Rockaxe City
Fur              800p    350p: Headquarters       800p: South Window
Musk           7,000p  4,500p: Highway Village  8,500p: Crom Village
Pearl         20,000p 18,000p: Rokkaku Town    35,000p: Rockaxe
Ancient Text  25,000p    700p: Kobold Village  35,000p: Forest Village
Gold Bar      30,000p 17,000p: Rokkaku Town    40,000p: Highway Village
Wooden Amulet    600p    350p: Kobold Village     850p: Crom Village
Holly Berry      900p    550p: Forest Village   1,100p: Rockaxe City
Deer Antler    5,000p  1,100p: Forest Village   5,500p: Headquarters
Book           4,000p  3,500p: Forest Village    7,300: Rockaxe City
Native Costume 1,700p    800p: Gregminster      2,500p: Highway Village
Flute            400p    200p: Headquarters       700p: Rockaxe City
Crystal Ball   3,000p    300p: Crom Village     7,000p: Kobold Village
Wine           1,200p    650p: Gregminster      1,900p: Rockaxe City
Candle           500p    200p: Rokkaku Town       740p: Crom Village

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XI)   Combos

Bow ATK          Kinnison & Stallion     .5 DMG vs. all enemies
                 Ayda & Stallion
                 Ayda & Kinnison

Bow Wow ATK      Gengen & Shiro          1.5x DMG to one enemy
                  Gabocha & Shiro

Buddy ATK        Hero & Jowy             Hits all enemies for normal
                                          damage

Copycat ATK      Hero & Hoi              1x DMG on 1 enemy

Cross ATK        Viktor & Flik           1.5x DMG to one enemy + 30%
                                          knockdown

Dad-Daughter ATK Tsai & Tomo             1x DMG to front row

Double Kracken   Abizboah & Rulodia      1x DMG to front row
   ATK

Double Leader    Both heroes            .75 DMG to all
 ATK

Double Monster   Sigfried and Feather    2x damage to an enemy + both 
 ATK                                      unbalanced

Family ATK       Hero & Nanami           2x DMG to one enemy + Nanami
                                          gets unbalanced

Groupy ATK       Flik & Nina             2.5x DMG to one enemy + Nina
                                          unbalanced

Head Up!!        Abizboah & Viki         2x DMG to an enemy + Abizboah 
                 Rulodia & Viki           unbalanced

Husband-Wife     Yoshino & Freed Y       2x DMG to one + Yoshino
 ATK                                      unbalanced

Knight ATK       Miklotov & Camus        2x DMG to one + 30% unbalance

Kobold ATK*      Gengen & Gabocha        1x DMG vs. one enemy + 
                                          Gabocha unbalanced
* Kobold ATK     Gengen & Gabocha(rare)  3x DMG vs. all + both 
  1 in 10 chance                          unbalanced

Loyal Dog ATK    Shiro & Kinnison        1.5 DMG to one, or .5 DMG to
                                          column

Manly ATK        Rikimaru & Amada        2x DMG vs. one column

Narcissus ATK    Vincent & Simone        .5 DMG on all enemies

Ninja ATK        Mondo & Kasumi          1.5x DMG to one + 30% knockout

Rival ATK        Valeria & Anita         3x DMG to an enemy + Valeria 
                                          unbalanced

Swordsman ATK    Shin and Genshu         .5x DMG to all + 20% sudden  
                                          death

Tackle ATK       Oulan & Hanna           .75 DMG to all enemies + 
                                          unbalance

Trick ATK        Meg & Gadget            Gadget damages all enemies

Twin Fighter ATK Wakaba & L.C.Chan       3x DMG to one enemy.  Usable 
                                          only when both are berserked

Warriors ATK     Hix & Tengaar           2x DMG to one enemy + Hix 
                                          takes DMG

Winger ATK       Sid & Chaco             1.5x DMG vs. one enemy + 30% 
                                          chance to poison

Bandit ATK       Lo Wen, Koyu, & Gijimu  1.5x DMG to 1 enemy + 
                                          knockdown at 30%

Beastmaster ATK  Badeaux & 2 Monsters    1.5x DMG to an enemy + berserk

Beauty ATK       Any three from the      .25x DMG to all enemies + 
                  True Beauty ATK          sleep 60%

Circus ATK       Eilie, Rina, & Bolgan   2 x DMG to one enemy + Bolgan
                                          gets unbalanced

Cutie Boy ATK    Futch, Luc, & Sasuke    1x DMG vs. all + become 
                                          unfriendly

Flash ATK        Bolgan, L.C.Chan, &     1.5x DMG to all enemies, but 
                  Gantetsu                all allies take .5x DMG

Pretty Boy ATK   Flik, Miklotov, & Camus 1.5 DMG to one enemy + 25% 
                                          sudden death

Pretty Girl ATK  Tengaar, Meg, & Millie  .5x DMG to all enemies

Servant ATK      Sierra, Bolgan, & Bob   Drains 4x DMG from an enemy,  
                                          Bob and Bolgan damaged, 
                                          Sierra healed

True Beauty ATK  Kasumi, Lorelai, Karen  Damage to all enemies + sleep 
                  and Rina                70%

5 Squirrel ATK   All five squirrels      Removes an enemy from battle, 
                                          but you get no reward


Spell Combos (Must use them as level 4 spells)

Blazing Camp     Fire/Rage &             2000 vs. an enemy plus extra 
                  Lightning/Thunder       damage to other enemies
Scorched Earth   Earth/Mother Earth &    1300 DMG to all enemies
                  Fire/Rage
Storm Fang       Earth/Mother Earth &    1000 DMG to all enemies
                  Wind/Cyclone
Thor             Water/Flowing           2000 DMG to an enemy and 
                  Lightning/Thunder       heals allies
Water Dragon     Water/Flowing &         800 DMG to all enemies, heals 
                  Wind/Cyclone            all allies

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XII)  Tactics

Leaders
Character  Stats       Abilities
Hero        8 / 9      Bright Shield
Ayda        6 / 5      Repair Self & Forest Walk
Boris       9 / 8      Evade
Flik        7 / 7      Cavalry
Georg      11 / 8      Critical
Gilbert     7 / 8      -------
Hauser      9 / 7      Cavalry
Kasumi      6 / 6      Scout
Kiba        7 / 12     Cavalry & Heavy Armor
Luc        10 / 4      Wind
Max         6 / 7      Cavalry
Mazus       9 / 6      Fire
Ridley     10 / 7      Critical
Teresa      5 / 6      Bombard
Valeria     8 / 8      Cavalry
Viktor      8 / 7      -------

Troops
Character  Modifier    Abilities
Adlai       +0 / +0    Invention
Annallee    +0 / +0    Encourage
Apple       +1 / +2    Evade
Camus       +0 / +1    Cavalry
Chaco       +0 / +1    Flight
Emilia      +0 / +0    Investigate
Freed Y     +0 / +1    -------
Gijimu      +2 / +0    Melee
Hanna       +2 / +0    -------
Huan        +0 / +0    Heal
Humphrey    +0 / +2    Heavy Armor
Jeane       +0 / +0    Lightning
Jess        +2 / +0    Evade
Jowy        +0 / +0    Critical
Klaus       +0 / +3    Evade & Cavalry
Koyu        +1 / +0    Repair Self
Lo Wen      +2 / +0    Melee
Lorelai     +0 / +2    -------
Miklotov    +1 / +0    Cavalry
Nanami      +1 / +1    Repair Self
Oulan       +0 / +0    Bodyguard
Pesmerga    +3 / +0    Cavalry
Shin        +1 / +0    Critical
Shu         +3 / +1    Critical & Evade
Tai Ho      +2 / +1    --------
Templton    +0 / +1    Shortcut
Tsai        +1 / +0    Fire Spear
Tuta        +0 / +0    Repair Self
Yam Koo     +1 / +1    --------

Explanations
Bodyguard      Makes commanders immune to battlefield death
Bombard        Attack enemy within 5 panels
Bright Shield  Heal all allies in 2 panels
Cavalry        Move +2
Critical       May cause double damage
Encourage      Gives second turn
Evade          Temporarily avoid taking damage
Fire           3x3 fire strike with a range of 3(harms allies too)
Fire Spear     Damage enemies in a 3 square path
Flight         Move +2, compatible with Cavalry
Forest Walk    Move through forest like field
Heal           Heal a unit in a 3 panel range
Heavy Armor    Defense +1
Invention      Damage everyone around and self
Investigate    See opponent's ability
Lightning      Damage to one enemy in three panels
Melee          Increased power vs. magic and archery
Repair Self    Heals damage
Scout          See enemy ability
Shortcut       No terrain effect
Wind Rune      Damage enemy units within a 3 panel range

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XIII) Enemies

Cut Rabbit        50 P  Antitoxin; Double-Beat Crystal; Cream Stew; 
                        Technique Crystal
Holly Boy          5 P  Medicine; Spinach Juice
Fur Fur           30 P  Clay Guardian

Bandit A         150 P  Medicine
Bandit B         150 P  ? ornament, Rising Sun Bento
Bandit C         150 P  Escape Talisman; Cheek Guards
Bon Bon           35 P  ? vase
Killer Bee        15 P  Flaming Arrows
Wolf              60 P

Bon Bon (2)       40 P  ? vase
Cut Rabbit (2)    60 P  Antitoxin; Technique Crystal
Spider           100 P  Leather Cape

Bon Bon (3)       60 P  Fried Fish Balls, ? vase
Shadow Dog       130 P  Hazy Crystal
Woodpecker        80 P  Wind of Sleep; Killer Crystal; Fried Fish 
                        Balls

Giant Snail      200 P  Antitoxin
Wild Boar        250 P  Pointed Hat

Gold Boar        300 P
Kill Spider      100 P  Cheek Guards
Sickle           200 P  Antitoxin; Gale Crystal

Creeper           50 P  Medicine; Green Salad; Throat Drops
Mega Watt        300 P  Leather Armor, Green Salad
Nightmare        250 P  Escape Talisman
Mr. Venus        400 P  Titan Crystal; Unicorn Crystal
Salamander       200 P  Fire Lizard Crystal

Armadilloid     7000 P  ? vase
Armadillon       350 P  Brass Armor
Kill Rabbit      300 P  Belt of Strength

Dark Bunny       350 P  Shoulder Pads
Flyer            150 P  Medicine;  Medicine Crystal
Target Lady      600 P  Dryad Crystal, Pixie Crystal

Griffin          550 P  Wind Hat, Wind Crystal
Minos            500 P  Grilled Beef; Gozz Crystal, Mega Medicine
Sorceror         450 P  Escape Talisman
Sun King         700 P  Wall Crystal

Shadow Man       300 P
Sorceror (2)     500 P
Zombie           110 P  ? vase

Rockadillo       550 P  Turtle Plans #1
Sandillo       15000 P  ? ornament
Spikebeak        600 P  Balance Crystal, Mega Medicine

Devil Eye        600 P  Kite Crystal
Land Shark       800 P  Guard Ring; Recipe #21
Shadow           900 P  Mangosh, Throat Drops
Siren            800 P  Banshee Crystal; Water Amulet

Eagle Man       1100 P  Sandwich; Recipe #12
Mirage           800 P  Fire Emblem

Holly Boy (2)    100 P  Needle; Spinach Juice, Medicine
Ragged One         5 P  Turtle Plans #2, ? ornament, Chick
Sauroid          600 P  Protect Mist

Holly Elf       1200 P  Toe Shoes
Melonzoo         750 P  Needle
Monwer           800 P

Doremi Elf       900 P  Sound Set #2
Holly Boy (3)    150 P  
Papa Holly      1300 P  Boulder Set, Seed Potato
Zombie Slug     1000 P  Recipe #29, Thunder Amulet, Canopy Defense 

Phantom         1500 P  Healing Wind
Pink Bird       2000 P  Sylph Crystal, Skunk Crystal

Assassin        1100 P
Hawk Man        1400 P  Turtle Plans#3
Pixie           2000 P  Pixie Crystal
Spiker          1200 P  ? vase

Time Knight     1700 P  Mega Medicine
White Tiger     3000 P  Double-Beat Crystal

Ran Ran         2200 P  Silverlet, Diet Lunch
Rin Rin         2200 P  Medicine
Ten Ten         2200 P  Barrier Crystal, Ninja Suit
Samurai         2500 P  ? ornament, Ninja Suit
Tiger           3500 P  Window Set #1

Air Lizard      2000 P  Firefly Crystal, Window Set #2
Killer Dog      1800 P  Antitoxin

Ghost Slug      3000 P  Dancing Flames
Skeleton        random  Gauntlet, Steel Shield
Zombie          random  ? vase, ? ornament, Power Gloves

Neclordia       3000 P  ? ornament
Unicombie       4000 P  Fire Sealing Crystal

Doremi Elf (2)  3000 P  Japanese Stew, Throat Drops
Grand Holly     5500 P  Cape of Darkness, Spinach Juice
Holly Boy (3)    800 P  Toy Boat
Holly Fairy     4000 P  Dryad Crystal, Kindness Rain
Target Girl     4000 P  Nymph Crystal, Waking Crystal

Eye Flower      3500 P  Spinach Seedling, Medicine
Kookaburra      5000 P  Guard Ring

Cockatrice      6000 P  Thunder Crystal
Commander       5000 P
Highlands       3500 P  Recipe #36, Ghengis Khan, ? ornament
Hippogriff      9000 P  Wind Amulet
M-Knight        7000 P  Master Robe, Knight Rune

Black Tiger    15000 P  Full Helmet
Fei Yu          4800 P  Diet Lunch
Li Lan          4800 P  Mega Medicine
Shiu Lin        4800 P  Flowing Crystal

Iron Claw       9000 P  Medicine
Leather Cut     6500 P
Pixie          30000 P
Sky Knight      8000 P  Turtle Plans #3

Copper Sun      7000 P  Rage Crystal
Fish Eye        5500 P  Protect Mist
Iron Moon       7000 P

Bronzem        20000 P  Master Garb
Chimera        17000 P  Blood Armor; Lucky Ring
Commander (2)  15000 P  
Highlands (2)  10000 P  Escape Talisman
Magus          14000 P  ? ornament

Colossus       15000 P
Minotaurus     10000 P  Mother Earth Crystal, Spicy Stew

 '0          13000 P  ? painting
  :           15000 P


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XIV)   Headquarters Options

Suggestions
     On the second floor near the elevator is a suggestion box.  
Periodically check it out.

Fishing
     Yam Koo offers fishing at the castle.  Cost 100 P per try.

Fishing Prizes
Boot         8 @ 0.95 +/-   1  /0.5
Squid       50 @ 2.00 +/-  2.5 /0.5
Stonefish  225 @ 3.00 +/-   15 /0.5
Blowfish   900 @ 4.00 +/-   18 /0.5
Whitefish  160 @ 1.40 +/-   20 /0.5   Food
Shellfish  450 @ 2.50 +/-   15 /0.5   Food
Shrimp    1200 @ 2.00 +/-   60 /0.5   Food
Salmon    4050 @ 7.00 +/-   45 /0.5   Food

Cooking
     After Hai Yo joins, you can make menus.  His menu increases as 
you bring Recipes to him.  Also, if you have any spices in your 
inventory, he can make more meals.  These items are not expended.
There are 40 Recipes
1)  Tomago-Yaki                    2)  Tomato Soup
3)  Ohitashi                       4)  Salad
5)  Gyoza                          6)  Chowder
7)  BBQ Meat Bun                   8)  Buttered Clams
9)  Fish Fry                       10) Ice Cream
11) Quiche                         12) Sandwich
13) Meat Pie                       14) Simmered Fish
15) Fried Fish Balls               16) Sunomono
17) Cake                           18) Croquettes
19) Pasta                          20) Tempura
21) Grilled Fish                   22) Gratin
23) Rice Omelet                    24) Fried Rice
25) Pizza                          26) Teriyaki
27) Tonkatsu                       28) Curry Rice
29) Grilled Beef                   30) Ramen
31) Hamburger                      32) Obento
33) Sushi                          34)
35) Full Course                    36) Ghengis Khan
37) Steak                          38) Sashimi Combo
39) Special Stew                   40) Kaiseki Dinner

Music Test
    Annallee will play the various game songs for you.  Pico and 
Alberto add more songs when they join.
Song list (I may be off on some of these, let me know)
In Praise of Peace (Gregminster Castle)
Distant Sky (Banner Village)
Captured City (Greenhill - 1)
Free Again (Greenhill - 2)
The Golden Capital Shines Once More (Gregminster)
In Tranquility (White Deer Inn)
Peaceful Time (Headquarters - 1)
Bustling City (Headquarters - 2)
City of Memories (Kyaro)
We Are Number One! (Kobold Village)
If you Listen Carefully (Coronet/Drakemouth/Sajah)
Oh Beautiful Dancer (Kuskus)
The Outskirts of Tinto Town (Crom)
Ripple of Fate Carry You Away (Lakewest)
Let's Climb That Hill (Muse)
My Lady's Sigh (Radat)
Proud Saraband (Rockaxe)
Village of Chirping Birds (Ryube)
Hidden Hamlet of the Ninjas (Rokkaku)
Nahara Yan Kun (South Window)
Barren Earth (Tinto)
Children Playing in the Field (Toto)
Everyday is a Carnival (Two River)
If You Don't Work, You Can't Eat (Mercenary Fort)
The Oppressed (Winger District)
Forest of Confusion (Generic Dungeon Theme)
"We Love Our Master" Fugae (Neclord's Castle)

Stage
Kobold Dance (Gabocha and Gengen)
Annallee's song (still looking for the title of this) (seems to be a 
  Spanish version and a Japanese version)
Dance with Karen
During you're performance, you can press select for some help.
Round 1: 8 steps; Karen Statue A
Round 2: 16 steps; Karen Statue B
Round 3: 24 steps; 
Round 4: 32 steps; 
Round 5: 40 steps; 

Bathing
     You get a different bath house based on your castle size.
   Level 1: Drum
   Level 2: Cypress
   Level 3: Marble
   Level 4: Jungle
   Special: Open Air (use the bath house 20 times)
     By placing certain item combinations, you get different effects.
6 Hex Dolls
6 Hex Dolls and 2 Graffiti
6 Octopus Urns (with Abizboah and/or Rulodia)
     There are hidden scenes in the bath house (must be accessed with 
only those participating in the scene)
Flik & Viktor

Rope Climbing (located north of Hai Yo's)
     You can climb a cliff to win prizes.  Also, if you don't like the
prize list, you can say "no" and talk to the guy again for a new list.
System:
   You can roll a die to advance 2-6 spaces or slide back to your last 
mark or you can place a mark.  You race against three clones.  First 
to the top wins.
[Weapon] League      -  1000
 Rare Items: Rose Bouquet, Cup of Promise
[Hero Name] League   -  5000
 Rare Items: Blue Dragon Urn, Boulder Set, Secret Writings, Lubricating 
  Oil, Ninja Suit, Invincible Smile, Leisure Suit
[Castle Name] League - 10000
 Rare Items: Taikyoku Wear, Sexy Wink, Dog Whistle, Ninja Suit, 
  Sunglasses, Turtle Plans #4, Millet Dumplings

Scroll Making
     Raura will make a single crystal into a collection of scrolls.  
Each crystal makes one list, as shown below.
Cyclone
  Wind of Sleep x8  - 2 scrolls
  Healing Wind x5   - 1 scrolls
  The Shredding x4  - 1 scroll
Earth
  Clay Guardian x8  - 2 scrolls
  Revenge Earth x6  - 1 scroll
  Canopy Defense x3 - 1 scroll
Fire
  Flaming Arrows x6 - 2 scrolls
  Fire Wall x 4     - 1 scroll
  Dancing Flames x2 - 1 scroll
Flowing
  Kindness Drops x7 - 2 scrolls
  Protect Mist x6   - 1 scroll
  Kindness Rain x3  - 1 scroll
Lightning
  Angry Blow x8     - 1 scroll
  Thunder Runner x4 - 1 scroll
  Bolt of Wrath x2  - 1 scroll
Mother Earth
  Clay Guardian x8  - 3 scrolls
  Revenge Earth x8  - 1 scroll
  Canopy Defense x5 - 1 scroll
Rage
  Flaming Arrows x8 - 3 scrolls
  Fire Wall x4      - 1 scroll
  Dancing Flames x6 - 1 scroll
Water
  Kindness Drops x5 - 2 scrolls
  Protect Mist x4   - 1 scroll
  Kindness Rain x2  - 1 scroll
Wind
  Wind of Sleep x6  - 2 scrolls
  Healing Wind x3   - 2 scrolls
  The Shredding x2  - 1 scroll

Whack-A-Mole
Beginner - Mole Helmet
Regular  - Mole Shield
Hard     - Mole Suit
Ultimate - Any of the three Mole items

Sculpting
     Jude offers to sculpt a guardian deity.  This is where the plans 
come in.  Here's what you can make
Guardian Deity

Head        Body        Legs        Tail        Prize

Rabbit
Rabbit      Rabbit      Rabbit      Rabbit      Stone of Magic

Turtle
Turtle      Turtle      Turtle      Turtle      110000 potch

Unicorn
Unicorn     Unicorn     Unicorn     Unicorn     Blue Gate Crystal

Dragon
Dragon      Dragon      Dragon      Dragon      Dragon Incense

Rabbit and Turtle
Rabbit      Turtle      Rabbit      Rabbit      Escape Talisman
Rabbit      Rabbit      Turtle      Rabbit      The Shredding x6
Rabbit      Rabbit      Rabbit      Turtle      66000 potch
Rabbit      Turtle      Turtle      Rabbit      Healing Wind x9
Rabbit      Turtle      Rabbit      Turtle      Prosperity Crystal & 
                                                 Fortune Crystal
Rabbit      Rabbit      Turtle      Turtle      74000 potch
Rabbit      Turtle      Turtle      Turtle      Fine Bone China
Turtle      Rabbit      Rabbit      Rabbit      Wine
Turtle      Turtle      Rabbit      Rabbit      Red Curry x6
Turtle      Rabbit      Turtle      Rabbit      Cyclone Crystal
Turtle      Rabbit      Rabbit      Turtle      83000 potch
Turtle      Turtle      Turtle      Rabbit      Canopy Defense x9
Turtle      Rabbit      Turtle      Turtle      78000 potch
Turtle      Turtle      Rabbit      Turtle      98000 potch

Rabbit and Unicorn
Rabbit      Unicorn     Rabbit      Rabbit      Ship Combo x8
Rabbit      Rabbit      Unicorn     Rabbit      Dancing Flames x6
Rabbit      Rabbit      Rabbit      Unicorn     Wind Crystal 
Rabbit      Unicorn     Unicorn     Rabbit      Japanese Curry x6
Rabbit      Unicorn     Rabbit      Unicorn     Phero Crystal
Rabbit      Rabbit      Unicorn     Unicorn     Warrior Crystal
Rabbit      Unicorn     Unicorn     Unicorn     Medicine Crystal
Unicorn     Rabbit      Rabbit      Rabbit      Fortune Crystal
Unicorn     Unicorn     Rabbit      Rabbit      Kindness Rain x6
Unicorn     Rabbit      Unicorn     Rabbit      Goldlet
Unicorn     Rabbit      Rabbit      Unicorn     Hazy Crystal
Unicorn     Unicorn     Unicorn     Rabbit      Antitoxin x4
Unicorn     Rabbit      Unicorn     Unicorn     Sylph Crystal
Unicorn     Unicorn     Rabbit      Unicorn     Kite Crystal

Rabbit and Dragon
Rabbit      Dragon      Rabbit      Rabbit      Fire Wall x9
Rabbit      Rabbit      Dragon      Rabbit      Chinese Noodles x8
Rabbit      Rabbit      Rabbit      Dragon      Chaos Shield
Rabbit      Dragon      Dragon      Rabbit      Nanami's Vase
Rabbit      Dragon      Rabbit      Dragon      Lucky Ring
Rabbit      Rabbit      Dragon      Dragon      Boots
Rabbit      Dragon      Dragon      Dragon      Lucky Ring
Dragon      Rabbit      Rabbit      Rabbit      Revenge Earth x6
Dragon      Dragon      Rabbit      Rabbit      Protection Mist x9
Dragon      Rabbit      Dragon      Rabbit      Dragon Incense & 
                                                 Fortune Crystal
Dragon      Rabbit      Rabbit      Dragon      Full Helmet
Dragon      Dragon      Dragon      Rabbit      Medicine x6
Dragon      Rabbit      Dragon      Dragon      Circuret
Dragon      Dragon      Rabbit      Dragon      Leather Hat

Turtle and Unicorn
Turtle      Unicorn     Turtle      Turtle      65000 potch
Turtle      Turtle      Unicorn     Turtle      120000 potch
Turtle      Turtle      Turtle      Unicorn     Earth Crystal
Turtle      Unicorn     Unicorn     Turtle      31000 potch
Turtle      Unicorn     Turtle      Unicorn     Mother Earth Crystal
Turtle      Turtle      Unicorn     Unicorn     Magic Drain Crystal
Turtle      Unicorn     Unicorn     Unicorn     Wizard Crystal
Unicorn     Turtle      Turtle      Turtle      72000 potch
Unicorn     Unicorn     Turtle      Turtle      72000 potch
Unicorn     Turtle      Unicorn     Turtle      22000 potch
Unicorn     Turtle      Turtle      Unicorn     Hunter Crystal
Unicorn     Unicorn     Unicorn     Turtle      22000 potch
Unicorn     Turtle      Unicorn     Unicorn     Blue Gate Crystal
Unicorn     Unicorn     Turtle      Unicorn     Hunter Crystal

Turtle and Dragon
Turtle      Dragon      Dragon      Dragon      Silver Armor
Turtle      Turtle      Dragon      Dragon      Master Robe
Turtle      Dragon      Turtle      Dragon      Windspun Armor
Turtle      Dragon      Dragon      Turtle      Dragon Armor (x2)
Turtle      Turtle      Turtle      Dragon      Earth Armor
Turtle      Dragon      Turtle      Turtle      88000 potch
Turtle      Turtle      Dragon      Turtle      Prosperity Crystal
Dragon      Turtle      Dragon      Dragon      Full Helmet
Dragon      Dragon      Turtle      Dragon      2 Bandana
Dragon      Dragon      Dragon      Turtle      Hex Doll
Dragon      Turtle      Turtle      Dragon      Half Helmet
Dragon      Turtle      Dragon      Turtle      Gold Bar x2
Dragon      Dragon      Turtle      Turtle      15000 potch
Dragon      Turtle      Turtle      Turtle      Gold Bar

Unicorn and Dragon
Unicorn     Dragon      Unicorn     Unicorn     Viper Crystal
Unicorn     Unicorn     Dragon      Unicorn     Water Crystal
Unicorn     Unicorn     Unicorn     Dragon      Rose Brooch
Unicorn     Dragon      Dragon      Unicorn     Knight Crystal
Unicorn     Dragon      Unicorn     Dragon      Horned Helm
Unicorn     Unicorn     Dragon      Dragon      Goldlet
Unicorn     Dragon      Dragon      Dragon      Wing Ornament
Dragon      Unicorn     Unicorn     Unicorn     Skunk Crystal
Dragon      Dragon      Unicorn     Unicorn     Fury Crystal
Dragon      Unicorn     Dragon      Unicorn     Rage Crystal
Dragon      Unicorn     Unicorn     Dragon      Silver Hat
Dragon      Dragon      Dragon      Unicorn     Fire Crystal
Dragon      Unicorn     Dragon      Dragon      Bandana
Dragon      Dragon      Unicorn     Dragon      Flame Helmet

Rabbit, Turtle, and Unicorn
Rabbit      Turtle      Unicorn     Rabbit      Stone of Magic Defense
Rabbit      Turtle      Rabbit      Unicorn     Wind Crystal
Rabbit      Unicorn     Turtle      Rabbit      Sukiyaki x8
Rabbit      Rabbit      Turtle      Unicorn     Earth Crystal
Rabbit      Unicorn     Rabbit      Turtle      2 Pearl
Rabbit      Rabbit      Unicorn     Turtle      13000 potch
Rabbit      Turtle      Turtle      Unicorn     Water Crystal
Rabbit      Turtle      Unicorn     Turtle      63000 potch
Rabbit      Unicorn     Turtle      Turtle      34000 potch
Rabbit      Turtle      Unicorn     Unicorn     Fire Crystal
Rabbit      Unicorn     Turtle      Unicorn     Resurrection Crystal
Rabbit      Unicorn     Unicorn     Turtle      14000 potch
Turtle      Unicorn     Rabbit      Rabbit      2 Octopus Urn
Turtle      Rabbit      Unicorn     Rabbit      Pancakes x9
Turtle      Rabbit      Rabbit      Unicorn     Water Crystal
Turtle      Turtle      Unicorn     Rabbit      Wind of Sleep x9
Turtle      Turtle      Rabbit      Unicorn     Kindness Crystal
Turtle      Unicorn     Turtle      Rabbit      Stone of Defense
Turtle      Rabbit      Turtle      Unicorn     Dryad Crystal
Turtle      Unicorn     Rabbit      Turtle      72000 potch
Turtle      Rabbit      Unicorn     Turtle      28000 potch
Turtle      Unicorn     Unicorn     Rabbit      Boulder Set & Toy Boat
Turtle      Unicorn     Rabbit      Unicorn     Sleep Crystal
Turtle      Rabbit      Unicorn     Unicorn     Exertion Crystal
Unicorn     Turtle      Rabbit      Rabbit      Kindness Rain x6
Unicorn     Rabbit      Turtle      Rabbit      Rising Sun Bento x9
Unicorn     Rabbit      Rabbit      Turtle      11000 potch
Unicorn     Turtle      Turtle      Rabbit      Mega Medicine x9
Unicorn     Turtle      Rabbit      Turtle      16000 potch
Unicorn     Rabbit      Turtle      Turtle      35000 potch
Unicorn     Turtle      Unicorn     Rabbit      Antitoxin
Unicorn     Turtle      Rabbit      Unicorn     Kite Crystal
Unicorn     Unicorn     Turtle      Rabbit      Mega Medicine x9
Unicorn     Rabbit      Turtle      Unicorn     Chimera Crystal
Unicorn     Unicorn     Rabbit      Turtle      16000 potch
Unicorn     Rabbit      Unicorn     Turtle      9000 potch

Rabbit, Turtle, and Dragon
Rabbit      Turtle      Dragon      Rabbit      Mega Medicine x3
Rabbit      Turtle      Rabbit      Dragon      Speed Ring
Rabbit      Dragon      Turtle      Rabbit      Needle x4
Rabbit      Rabbit      Turtle      Dragon      Wooden Shield
Rabbit      Dragon      Rabbit      Turtle      14000 potch
Rabbit      Rabbit      Dragon      Turtle      22000 potch
Rabbit      Turtle      Turtle      Dragon      Earth Shield
Rabbit      Turtle      Dragon      Turtle      58000 potch
Rabbit      Dragon      Turtle      Turtle      56000 potch
Rabbit      Turtle      Dragon      Dragon      Mangosh
Rabbit      Dragon      Turtle      Dragon      Kite Shield
Rabbit      Dragon      Dragon      Turtle      57000 potch
Turtle      Dragon      Rabbit      Rabbit      2 Medicine x6
Turtle      Rabbit      Dragon      Rabbit      Tonkatsu x9
Turtle      Rabbit      Rabbit      Dragon      Blood Armor
Turtle      Turtle      Dragon      Rabbit      Throat Drops x4
Turtle      Turtle      Rabbit      Dragon      Half Plate
Turtle      Dragon      Turtle      Rabbit      The Shredding x6
                                                 Bolt of Wrath x6
Turtle      Rabbit      Turtle      Dragon      Taikyoku Wear
Turtle      Dragon      Rabbit      Turtle      63000 potch
Turtle      Rabbit      Dragon      Turtle      55000 potch
Turtle      Dragon      Dragon      Rabbit      Boulder Set
Turtle      Dragon      Rabbit      Dragon      Scale Mail
Turtle      Rabbit      Dragon      Dragon      Robe of Mist 
Dragon      Turtle      Rabbit      Rabbit      Stone of Luck
Dragon      Rabbit      Turtle      Rabbit      Bolt of Wrath
Dragon      Rabbit      Rabbit      Turtle      12000 potch
Dragon      Turtle      Turtle      Rabbit      Beefsteak x6
Dragon      Turtle      Rabbit      Turtle      35000 potch
Dragon      Rabbit      Turtle      Turtle      39000 potch
Dragon      Turtle      Dragon      Rabbit      Kindness Drop x9
Dragon      Turtle      Rabbit      Dragon      Feathered Hat
Dragon      Dragon      Turtle      Rabbit      Flaming Arrows x9
Dragon      Rabbit      Turtle      Dragon      Half Helmet
Dragon      Dragon      Rabbit      Turtle      8000 potch
Dragon      Rabbit      Dragon      Turtle      17000 potch

Rabbit, Unicorn, and Dragon
Rabbit      Dragon      Unicorn     Rabbit      2 Boots
Rabbit      Dragon      Rabbit      Unicorn     Fire Sealing Crystal
Rabbit      Unicorn     Dragon      Rabbit      Angry Blow x9
Rabbit      Rabbit      Dragon      Unicorn     Lightning Crystal
Rabbit      Unicorn     Rabbit      Dragon      Magic Ring
Rabbit      Rabbit      Unicorn     Dragon      Steel Shield
Rabbit      Dragon      Dragon      Unicorn     Draining Crystal
Rabbit      Dragon      Unicorn     Dragon      Fire Emblem
Rabbit      Unicorn     Dragon      Dragon      Sun Badge
Rabbit      Dragon      Unicorn     Unicorn     Barrier Crystal
Rabbit      Unicorn     Dragon      Unicorn     Darkness Crystal
Rabbit      Unicorn     Unicorn     Dragon      Silver Shield
Unicorn     Dragon      Rabbit      Rabbit      Toy Boat
Unicorn     Rabbit      Dragon      Rabbit      Revenge Earth x9
Unicorn     Rabbit      Rabbit      Dragon      Gold Emblem
Unicorn     Dragon      Dragon      Rabbit      Flaming Sea x6
Unicorn     Dragon      Rabbit      Dragon      Gloves
Unicorn     Rabbit      Dragon      Dragon      Guard Ring
Unicorn     Dragon      Unicorn     Rabbit      Tekka-Don x8
Unicorn     Dragon      Rabbit      Unicorn     Lion Crystal
Unicorn     Unicorn     Dragon      Rabbit      Stone of Skill
Unicorn     Rabbit      Dragon      Unicorn     Unicorn Crystal
Unicorn     Unicorn     Rabbit      Dragon      Power Ring
Unicorn     Rabbit      Unicorn     Dragon      Star Earrings
Dragon      Unicorn     Rabbit      Rabbit      Raw Tomato x9
Dragon      Rabbit      Unicorn     Rabbit      Pointed Hat
Dragon      Rabbit      Rabbit      Unicorn     Titan Crystal
Dragon      Dragon      Unicorn     Rabbit      Stone of Speed
Dragon      Dragon      Rabbit      Unicorn     Double Strike Crystal
Dragon      Unicorn     Dragon      Rabbit      Flaming Arrows x9
Dragon      Rabbit      Dragon      Unicorn     Counter Crystal
Dragon      Unicorn     Rabbit      Dragon      Silver Hat
Dragon      Rabbit      Unicorn     Dragon      Pointed Hat
Dragon      Unicorn     Unicorn     Rabbit      Clay Guardian
Dragon      Unicorn     Rabbit      Unicorn     Fire Sealing Crystal
Dragon      Rabbit      Unicorn     Unicorn     Spark Crystal

Turtle, Unicorn, and Dragon
Turtle      Unicorn     Dragon      Dragon      Thunder God Garb
Turtle      Dragon      Unicorn     Dragon      Master Garb
Turtle      Dragon      Dragon      Unicorn     Fire Lizard Crystal
Turtle      Turtle      Unicorn     Dragon      Magic Robe
Turtle      Turtle      Dragon      Unicorn     Friendship Crystal
Turtle      Unicorn     Turtle      Dragon      Ninja Suit
Turtle      Dragon      Turtle      Unicorn     Silence Crystal
Turtle      Unicorn     Dragon      Turtle      34000 potch
Turtle      Dragon      Unicorn     Turtle      32000 potch
Turtle      Unicorn     Unicorn     Dragon      Knight Armor
Turtle      Unicorn     Dragon      Unicorn     Down Crystal
Turtle      Dragon      Unicorn     Unicorn     Technique Crystal
Unicorn     Turtle      Dragon      Dragon      Goldlet
Unicorn     Dragon      Turtle      Dragon      Crimson Cape
Unicorn     Dragon      Dragon      Turtle      8000 potch
Unicorn     Turtle      Turtle      Dragon      Wind Amulet
Unicorn     Turtle      Dragon      Turtle      19000 potch
Unicorn     Dragon      Turtle      Turtle      Landscape Painting
Unicorn     Turtle      Unicorn     Dragon      Rose Brooch
Unicorn     Turtle      Dragon      Unicorn     Water Crystal
Unicorn     Unicorn     Turtle      Dragon      Wind Amulet
Unicorn     Dragon      Turtle      Unicorn     Great Hawk Crystal
Unicorn     Unicorn     Dragon      Turtle      19000 potch
Unicorn     Dragon      Unicorn     Turtle      16000 potch
Dragon      Turtle      Unicorn     Dragon      Wind Hat
Dragon      Turtle      Dragon      Unicorn     Dragon Incense & Blue
                                                 Gate Crystal
Dragon      Unicorn     Turtle      Dragon      Circuret
Dragon      Dragon      Turtle      Unicorn     Rage Crystal
Dragon      Unicorn     Dragon      Turtle      15000 potch
Dragon      Dragon      Unicorn     Turtle      9000 potch
Dragon      Turtle      Turtle      Unicorn     Killer Crystal
Dragon      Turtle      Unicorn     Turtle      36000 potch
Dragon      Unicorn     Turtle      Turtle      32000 potch
Dragon      Turtle      Unicorn     Unicorn     Double Beat Crystal
Dragon      Unicorn     Turtle      Unicorn     Firefly Crystal
Dragon      Unicorn     Unicorn     Turtle      22000 potch

Rabbit, Turtle, Unicorn, and Dragon
Rabbit      Turtle      Unicorn     Dragon      Winged Boots
Rabbit      Turtle      Dragon      Unicorn     Earth Crystal
Rabbit      Unicorn     Turtle      Dragon      Fish Badge
Rabbit      Dragon      Turtle      Unicorn     Balance Crystal
Rabbit      Unicorn     Dragon      Turtle      8800 potch
Rabbit      Dragon      Unicorn     Turtle      22000 potch
Turtle      Rabbit      Unicorn     Dragon      Full Plate
Turtle      Rabbit      Dragon      Unicorn     Nymph Crystal
Turtle      Unicorn     Rabbit      Dragon      Dream Robe
Turtle      Dragon      Rabbit      Unicorn     Poison Crystal
Turtle      Unicorn     Dragon      Rabbit      2 Hex Doll
Turtle      Dragon      Unicorn     Rabbit      Dancing Flames x6 &
                                                 Kindness Rain x6
Unicorn     Rabbit      Turtle      Dragon      Iron Boots
Unicorn     Rabbit      Dragon      Turtle      39000 potch
Unicorn     Turtle      Rabbit      Dragon      Power Ring
Unicorn     Dragon      Rabbit      Turtle      17000 potch
Unicorn     Turtle      Dragon      Rabbit      Stone of Skill
Unicorn     Dragon      Turtle      Rabbit      Chick
Dragon      Rabbit      Turtle      Unicorn     Gale Crystal
Dragon      Rabbit      Unicorn     Turtle      22000 potch
Dragon      Turtle      Rabbit      Unicorn     Wall Crystal
Dragon      Unicorn     Rabbit      Turtle      17000 potch
Dragon      Turtle      Unicorn     Rabbit      Tom Yum Soup x9
Dragon      Unicorn     Turtle      Rabbit      Thunder Runner x9

     Make a messed up statue to see people's reactions.  Also, after 
making the Guardian Deity you can have Jude make another one as often 
as you please, but you only get a gift once.

Window Making
Tenkou starts with 3 windows, each Window Set adds another option.

Sounds
Connell changes the sound setting.
Red      Starts      
Yellow   Starts      
Green    Starts      
Blue     Set #1
Purple   Set #2
Cyan     Set #5
Pink     Set #6
Sky Blue Set #7

Farming
     Tony makes food for the kitchen provided you bring him seeds.

Herding
     Yuzu raises sheep, cows, chickens and pigs that all provide 
product for use in the kitchen.

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XV)    Miscellaneous

Old Book Locations
Vol. 1:  Genkaku's house in Kyaro on a dresser
Vol. 2:  Sindar Ruins
Vol. 3:  Rare Find in South Window's item store
Vol. 4:  Anabelle's mansion in Muse
Vol. 5:  Greenhill's academy, on the 2nd room to the left on the 1st 
         floor on the rightmost section of the bookshelf
Vol. 6:  From a man in the Forest Village trading post
Vol. 7:  On shelf near McDohl's bust in Gregminster
Vol. 8:  Tigermouth Village on a bookshelf
Vol. 9:  Cave to Tinto Mines
Vol. 10: From a man in the basement of Greenhill's dormitory
Vol. 11: In the downstairs portion of Rockaxe's item store
Vol. 12: From someone in Muse's tavern/inn after you liberate it

Window Set Locations
#1: Dropped by Tiger
#2: Dropped by Air Lizards
#3:
#4:
#5: Cave to Tinto mines
#6: A rare find in Greenhill's item store
#7: L'Renouille

Sound Set Locations
#1: From Elza in Muse
#2: Dropped by Doremi Elf
#3:
#4:
#5: A rare find in Radat's item store
#6: From a ninja in Rokkaku
#7: From Connell's sister

Recipe Location:
#1:  Hai Yo starts with it
#2:  Win the cook-off against Yu Kum
#3:  Huan in Muse gives you this after Tuta joins
#4:  Hai Yo starts with it
#5:  A man in the tavern of Coronet will give this to you
#6:  Hai Yo starts with it
#7:  Hai Yo starts with it
#8:  Win the cook-off against Goetsu
#9:  On the bookshelf in the north most house in Kuskus
#10: Hai Yo starts with it
#11: A rare find in Kuskus's item store
#12: Dropped by Eagle Man
#13: In the elder's house of Kobold Village
#14: The cook in Radat (restaurant) gives you this
#15: Hai Yo starts with it
#16: In Taki's house (Lakewest)
#17: Win the cook-off against Shiki
#18: A rare find in Radat
#19: Win the cook-off against Ryuki
#20: A woman in the inn of Greenhill gives you this
#21: Dropped by Land Shark
#22: Win the cook-off against Ryuko
#23: A rare find in Two River City
#24: Win the cook-off against Bashok
#25: A rare find in Greenhill's item store
#26: A rare find in Highway Village
#27: Win the cook-off against Gyokuran
#28: A rare find in Gregminster's item store
#29: Dropped by Zombie Slug
#30: Win the cook-off against Antonio
#31: A rare find in Kobold Village's item store
#32: Kent's mother gives you this after the Dragon Quest
#33: Win the cook-off against Lester
#34: Dropped by Doremi elves in Greenhill's forest
#35: A rare find in Muse's item store
#36: Dropped by Highlands in Rockaxe
#37: Bookshelf in Gorudo's room
#38: Win the cook-off against Retso
#39: See Gremio at Lester's behest
#40: Win the cook-off against Jinkai

Hammer Locations
Iron:   Buy this from a man in Forest Village's armory for 2000 P
Copper: A guard in Gregminster gives this to you
Silver: After liberating Greenhill & getting Tessai, his student will 
         give you this (Greenhill)
Gold:   A rare find in Sajah's item store (north west of L'Renouille)

Plans Locations
Dragon #1: Jude has it
       #2: Mt. Rakutei
       #3: Tinto
       #4: Rockaxe Castle
Rabbit #1: Jude has it
       #2: A rare find in Highway Village
       #3: A rare find in Banner Village's item store
       #4: A rare find in Greenhill's item store after liberation
Turtle #1: Dropped by Rockadillo
       #2: Dropped by Ragged One
       #3: Dropped by Hawk Man
       #4: Rock Climbing prize
Unicorn#1: Jude has it
       #2: Mt. Rakutei
       #3: Tinto
       #4: Rockaxe Castle

Livestock Locations
Calf -   Drakemouth Village (6000)
         Highway Village (7000)
         Highway Village (5000) after taking Rockaxe
Chick -  Tigermouth Village
         Lakewest Beach
         Yuzu starts with one
Lamb -   Forest Village (4000)
         Kobold Village ()
         Sajah Village rare find ()
         Yuzu starts with 3 sheep
Piglet - Radat (5000)
         Rokkaku (6000)
         Greenhill, next to academy after liberation

Vegetable Locations
Cabbage - In a barrel in Lakewest
          In the rear of the box with a bag on it in the empty storage 
           room in Drakemouth Village
          Tony starts with one
Potato -  From a woman in Banner Village
          Dropped by Papa Holly.
          Tony starts with one
Spinach - From Susu after Chaco joins
          Elder from Forest Village gives you this after Tony joins
          Dropped by Eye Flower
Tomato -  A rare find in Banner Village's item store
          From a man in Gregminster for 700 P
          From a child in Tigermouth Village

Free Items
1) Search the Bonsai in South Window near the Stone Garden and find a 
Friendship Crystal

2) Search the basket with plants in it by the dock in Lakewest to find 
the Kindness Crystal

3) Search the urn next to the elder's house in Kobold Village to find 
an Exertion Crystal

4) The elder of Crom will give you a Sunbeam Crystal after you slay 
Neclord.

5) Gustav will give you a Mother Earth Crystal after Neclord is dead.

6) After liberating Greenhill, the rune teacher gives you a Rage 
Crystal.

7) Silver Armor is given to you by Muse's weapon store clerk.

8) The runemaster in Muse upstairs from the store gives you a Flowing 
Crystal

9) After the flag area in Rockaxe, keep going right to Gorudo's room.  
You'll find the Thunder Rune (from the guard outside), Earth Armor and 
Recipe #37.

10) Back in Kyaro, if you search the tree that Mukumuku was in, you'll 
find a Hunter Crystal, Trio Painting, and 30 P, plus every time you 
search again, you get scene of your hero looking off in the distance.  
This is only possible after the Beast Rune has been defeated.

Combat notes
1) In about 1 in 10 Family ATK, Nanami will goof around instead of 
fighting.  The result is your hero doing double damage, Nanami doing 
none, and Nanami not being off-balance.  Nanami is also healed.  A 
mixed blessing.

2) Couples and family will block for each other if the one is weak.  
Also, if the one falls, there is a good chance that the other will 
become berserk.  Examples of this include the Hero and Nanami, Yoshino 
and Freed Y, Tsai and Tomo, Hix and Tengaar.

3) Healing and defensive spells are cast at a faster speed than 
attack spells and weapons

4) Sleeping monsters and characters receive double damage and can always 
be hit

5) You can negate the damage from the Fire Dragon Rune with the Fire 
Sealing Rune, or reduce it through the Fire Emblem

Pure Maiden List
Eilie
Karen
Meg
Mikumiku
Nanami
Nina
Tengaar
Tomo
Viki
Wakabe

Other stuff
1) Richmond will uncover secrets about your companions or figure out 
how to make others join... for a price.

2) For some reason, I got a bug in McDohl's name.  I named him Hiryu, 
but in Suikoden 2, his name is listed as HcDhol.  :(  Also, it seems 
the name of the castle is similarly messed up.  Effectively, the name 
McDohl gets replaced by your capital letters in the original.  Thus 
Hiryu becomes HcDohl, while LUNE would be LUNEhl.  Castle probably 
works the same way.

3) Maximum potch is 999,999

4) Ridley's son, Boris, replaces him if he died against Neclord.

5) The Hunter Rune makes your character do one point of damage, and 
requires you to kill your foes with that attack.  With a 5% chance to 
hit, you'll be in a single battle for hours, and Thunder Amulets do 
not help your accuracy any.  Basically, this Rune is a novelty and 
nothing else.  If you get one via the Guardian Deity, you can make use
of it.  Put it one a weak attacker, and form a party.  You'll want the
Wind Rune for the Wind of Sleep spell on some character.  Go fight a 
battle and put the enemy to sleep.  Now the Hunter Rune character can 
hit it.  Finish the monster off and get the item.  Note: the Bright 
Shield spell Shining Light seems to negate the Hunter Rune.

6) Rare Finds re-randomize every half hour game play

7) You can reach the upstairs of the item shop in Radat that the woman 
will not let you pass by having Viki teleport you.  If she makes a 
mistake, there's a chance you'll end up here.  You'll find: Dragon 
Armor, Mole Suit, Mega Medicine (9), Gold Emblem, and a Blue Gate 
Crystal.

8) Level 60 is your last level of full stat gain.  After that, all stat 
gains are half.

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XVI) Side Quests

1) Finding Bonaparte
     Head into the forest with Millie (leaving makes her leave the 
party, so don't bother trying to upgrade her weapon yet).  On the left 
path is a nest with a baby bird in it.  You can put the nest back up.  
Continue down that path to find a Gauntlet and a Leather Cape.  
Further on across a wood bridge is a cabin.  It looks like a 
blacksmith's place, but no one is home.  Head back to the first branch 
and go right.  On the way back, you'll meet Shiro (a white wolf) and 
Kinnison.  They join you if you helped the baby bird.  Next, go right.
Bonaparte is there but flees in deeper.  Bonaparte is in the next 
screen, but attacks when Millie gets close.

   Fight:  Bonaparte
HP: 600
     He hits for about 30 damage.  Just use strong attacks and combos 
and heal with Medicines, and you should win.

     Millie recovers her pet and rejoins your team after the battle.  
Also, she can now use her rune.

2) Getting Clive
     In one alley in Muse, you'll encounter Elza who gives you two 
packages.  Shortly after, Clive appears and is looking for her.  On 
the way out Elza rewards you with Sound Set #1.  Clive then arrives.  
He says he's come to get her.  Elza fires at him and retreats.  Clive 
rushes after.  The next time you meet Clive will be in South Window 
here he wants to get to Lakewest. Once you have a boat, he'll join.

3) Hunting Elza.
* NOTE:  If you wish to complete this subquest in time and save 
Nanami, you'll need to do the following (you might be able to get by 
without following 1-5):
   1) efficiently recruit members (not jump around randomly)
   2) pick Kasumi over Valeria so you can get Sasuke and Mondo early 
on and get you castle level up to max asap.
   3) pray the Rose Brooch shows up in Banner in a timely fashion
   4) previously collected 4 Celadon Urns (one for Lebrante, and three 
to trade to Gordon)
   5) skip the McDohl subquest (you could do this and use McDohl with 
Soul Eater to blitz through some battles.)
   6) race through the game without reading dialogue
     More likely than not, this rushing through the game will minimize 
your enjoyment, and one wrench in the network is enough to make this 
impossible.  This is a speed based quest based on your total hours of 
game play which includes other quests and screen fade-in and fade-
outs.  Overall, it is very frustrating. *

     Take Clive to Lakewest and talk to a man in the inn.  Seems she's 
ahead of you.  If you get there in time, you'll get a letter from her.  
The letter says that she's headed for Forest Village.  Go there before 
your trip to Greenhill, and you'll see Elza next to the large tree in 
the upper part of the village.  However, it turns out that Elza had 
left this girl to dress like her to throw Clive off.  The girl gives 
you the next lead - Matilda.  Informants in Matilda tell you she
headed off for Radat.  There, Elza and Clive will have a shoot out in 
which Clive will be badly injured and Elza will escape.  Later, you'll 
find Elza on the Jowston Hilltop, where she tells Clive to meet her in 
a town west of L'Renouille (Sajah).  You must get here in under 20 
hours of game play, or she will not be there.  This will be their final
encounter.

4) Getting Hix and Tengaar.
      You should find Hix and Tengaar in the inn at Lakewest after 
joining with Two River City.  The two will leave for Kobold Village.  
Later, go to Kobold Village (south of Two River City) and go to the 
elder's house.  Hix and Tengaar should be there.  Tengaar wants Hix to 
pass the Unicorn's Test.  Hix doesn't want to.  The next morning, go 
back and Tengaar should be sick (well, not really).  The elder says 
that she's been stricken by the Unicorn Curse, and that only three 
items brought to the Unicorn woods will save her.
      You need to bring three items to the Unicorn Woods.  They are 
the Blue Stone (South Window), Red Flower (Cave of Wind), and a Green 
Bell (Sewers).  Take each if these items back to Kobold Village.  
After retrieving all three, Tengaar will be missing.  She is at 
Unicorn Woods.  You need to go there with the three items and fight 
the Unicorn to find her.
     Take the first right branch to find a Necklace.  Left takes you 
to another fork.  Go left and down for a Necklace.  Another Necklace 
can be found on the northern path.  Head right.  After a screen, you 
can take an upper right path to yet another Necklace.  The bottom path 
will take you on a windy path to the elder, Tengaar, and a few 
kobolds.  As you chat with the chief, the Unicorn appears.  The 
unicorn says it will take Tengaar, but Hix stands up to it.  This 
allows Hix and Tengaar to pass the test.  They now join you.  If you 
return to the Unicorn Tree later (like helping Yuzu), you can find a 
Mangosh and a Guard Ring.

5) Cooking Contest
     About after the Greenhill rescue, a cook named Yu Kum will 
challenge Hai Yo to a cooking contest.  You need to make three meals - 
appetizer, main course, and desert.  You will be judged by a panel of 
four.  Try to cater to your judges tastes as much as possible.  You 
can also quicken your prep time by rapidly pressing X.  You just need 
to score overall higher.  Winning nets you the Tomato Soup recipe.  
Later cooking battles occur periodically.  Other opponents are Goetsu 
(Buttered Clams), Shiki (Cake),  Ryuki (Pasta), Bashok (Fried Rice), 
Ryuko (Gratin), Antonio (Ramen), Gyokuran (Tonkatsu), Lester (Sushi), 
Retso (Sashimi Combo), and Jinkai (Kaiseki).
     As things progress, Hai Yo's past comes back to haunt him.  Just 
who is the Black Dragon Group?  Apparently, Hai Yo took a recipe (Moon 
Bird) that he shouldn't have taken, and now the 'Group' wants him.  
When you face Gyokuran, she has stolen your recipes.  When Retso 
comes, prepare to lose as his meals get strait 5's.  Fortunately, he 
promises to return.  After a bout with Lester, Retso returns.  This 
will be a fair fight(?).  After beating Retso, Jinkai appears.  He 
demands the recipe.  This is the final cook-off.  Beat him and Hai Yo 
will rip up the recipe.  Jinkai will mellow out.  Watch the credits 
that follow.

6) Futch and Humphrey.
     You can meet Humphrey at the inn in Highway Village while your 
visiting Matilda for the first time.
     After talking to Humphrey, you'll see a scene with Futch and 
Kent.  Futch tells Kent his story of being a Dragon Knight and losing 
his status.  Futch and Humphrey are on a quest to find a new dragon.  
Ask Humphrey some questions.  He'll leave, but will pay for your 
lodgings.  Outside the inn, Kent hears tale of a dragon in Rakutei 
Mountain, north of Rockaxe.  Talk to Humphrey again and Futch will 
return.  Rest at the inn.  Futch and Humphrey with several town 
members are gathered looking for the missing Kent.  Offer to help find 
Kent at Mt. Rakutei.  Place Humphrey and Futch in your party and head 
to the mountain.  A barrier prevents your progress, but your rune 
clears it.
     Run up the mountain.  Go left to get a Fur Cape.  Go back right, 
and take the next right to find a scroll with Thunder Runner.  Now 
take the remaining choice.  Next, take the right to find a Thunder 
Amulet.  Then exit upward to the left.  Take the next left to find a 
Stone of Power.  Next take the right.  Take the upper rout and find 
2000 P in a chest to the right.  Further right is a Medicine Crystal.  
Back left are Dragon Plans #2.  The lower rout takes you to Unicorn 
Plans #2.  Continue around this area and find a passage east.  There 
you'll find a Skill Ring.  Now exit through the higher east passage 
after returning.  Head up.  Soon you'll find a save point.  At the 
summit, you see Kent.  As you try to get near him, you are attacked.

   Boss: Harpy
HP: 7500;  40000 P
     The harpy has two basic attacks and two spells.  One attack is a 
quick slash with its talons for some damage.  Another is a swoop that 
lifts up a character and drops them, making them unbalanced.  It also 
has two wind spells that can be devastational especially if it uses 
them for both its attacks. It's basically an endurance test.

     After beating it, you rescue Kent.  Futch says the rumor of a 
dragon being here is bull, but Kent believes it.  Kent said Black's 
scale lifted the mist for him.  Kent wants to press on and see if 
there's a dragon, and Humphrey agrees.
     Follow Kent farther up the mountain.  you'll discover an egg.  
Humphrey says it's probably a wild dragon egg, since it's not in a 
dragon cave.  Futch then tells you that he doesn't want to ride 
another dragon.  Humphrey says that if Futch feels that way, he'll 
destroy the egg.  Futch tells him to wait.  The egg hatches, and a 
little white dragon comes out.  Humphrey convinces Futch to adopt it.  
Futch names it Bright.  They join you as you leave the mountain.

7) Finding Rokkaku
     Rokkaku is fairly well hidden, but once you know where to look, 
it's fairly easy.  Go towards Gregminster.  Climb the ladders to the 
top of the mountain.  On the next screen, follow the path.  When it 
curves to the right, keep along the lower edge of the forest.  In the 
first dip, you should be able to pass down through the trees.  Now 
keep heading south, and you'll find Rokkaku.
     Rokkaku is a hidden town of Ninja.  Entering here will have you 
ambushed by ninja.  However, if you have Kasumi in your party, they 
will allow you to stay.  She asks for Rokkaku's support against 
Highland.  He gives you Mondo and Sasuke.  A ninja outside gives you 
the Blinking Crystal.  In the trading post, a woman sells piglets for 
3000 P, and a ninja gives you Sound Set #6.

8) Running away with Nanami
     If you agree with her, you'll be taken outside Tinto with you 
other two members.  You can't leave the region, so go to Crom where 
you'll be taken to the elder.  Koyu will meet you there.  During your 
trip, Tinto was attacked.  Marlowe reports to Koyu in the night that 
Lo Wen and Lily were captured by Neclord.  In the morning, Crom will 
be over-run with zombies.  You have the option of saving the towns 
people from zombies.  Koyu and Marlowe help you escape.  More Zombies 
attack Tigermouth Village.  Bright Shield will chase the zombies off.  
You are weakened and Nanami carries you off.  On the path you will be 
saved by Georg.  You recover and can talk to Georg.  He won't join you 
yet. Head back down the mountain.
     At Drakemouth Village, you'll collapse again.  Nanami feels bad 
for wanting to run away.  A commotion disturbs you.  Outside the house 
you awakened in are Shu, Flik, and Apple.  Apple tells you Ridley died 
in battle.  Neclord ambushed Tinto that night, and Ridley died looking 
for you.  Shu will slap you for running off.  You'll need to take the 
role of leader again.  Your other party members will leave and Nanami.  
If you leave Drakemouth for the south, the game will end with a scene 
of a cabin.
     Head back to Crom to meet Viktor.  He's at the elder's house with 
Klaus and Gustav.  He gives you back the Blinking Mirror and sends you 
to bed.  Talk to Viktor that night.  He tells you now is not the time 
for tears over Ridley's death.  Also, Nanami's note has been kept 
confidential to key personnel.  Koyu and Marlowe go off to try and 
rescue Lilly and Lo Wen.
     Nanami wakes you up.  Viktor says that all will be underway when 
Kahn and Sierra arrive.  From this point, it's basically the same as 
if you did not run away in the night.

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XVII)   The 108 Stars of Destiny

Tenkai     Hero                 Tengou      Ridley/Boris
Tenki      Shu                  Tenkai      Luc
Tenyu      Humphrey             Tenyu       Hauser
Tenmou     Kiba                 Teni        Pesmerga
Tenei      Sierra               Tenki       Teresa
Tenfu      Nina                 Tenman      Monster 1*
Tenko      Viktor               Tensyo      Valeria/Tomo
Tenritsu   Fitcher              Tensyo      Clive
Tenan      Flik                 Tenyu       Tsai
Tenku      Jess                 Tensoku     Stallion
Teni       Georg                Tensafu     Hanna
Tenbi      Killey               Tenkyu      Anita
Tentai     Monster 2*           Tenjyu      Nanami
Tenken     Rina                 Tenhei      Tai Ho
Tenzai     Eilie                Tenson      Yam Koo
Tenpai     Bolgan               Tenrou      Hix
Tensui     Tengaar              Tenbo       Freed Y
Tenkoku    Yoshino              Tenkou      Chaco
Chikai     Klaus                Chiretsu    Gilbert
Chiyu      Tetsu                Chiketsu    Jeane
Chiyu      Wakaba               Chii        Max
Chiei      Genshu               Chiki       Camus
Chimou     Miklotov             Chibun      Jude
Chisei     Lebrante             Chikatsu    Lorelai
Chitou     Tony                 Chikyou     Gijimu
Chian      Rikimaru             Chijiku     Gantetsu
Chikai     Simone               Chisa       Connell
Chiyu      Hans                 Chirei      Huan
Chijyu     Tuta                 Chibi       Futch
Chikyu     Kasumi/Tomo          Chibaku     Badeaux
Chizen     Mazus                Chikou      Mondo
Chikyou    Sasuke               Chihi       Leona
Chisou     Adlai                Chikou      Raura
Chimei     Sheena               Chisin      Kinnison
Chitai     Shiro                Chiman      Amada
Chisui     Emilia               Chisyu      Zamza
Chiin      Karen                Chii        Lo Wen
Chiri      Tenkou               Chisyun     Gadget
Chiraku    Annallee             Chitatsu    Viki
Chisoku    Koyu                 Chichin     Vincent
Chikei     Meg                  Chima       Mukumuku
Chiyou     Marlowe              Chiyu       Richmond
Chifuku    Apple                Chihi       L.C.Chan
Chiku      Millie               Chiko       Tessai
Chizen     Taki                 Chitan      Gengen
Chikaku    Gabocha              Chisyu      Yuzu
Chizou     Hai Yo               Chihei      Kahn
Chison     Barbara              Chido       Sid
Chisatsu   Shin                 Chiaku      Oulan
Chisyu     Shilo                Chisu       Alex
Chiin      Hilda                Chikei      Bob
Chisou     Ayda                 Chiretsu    Pico
Chiken     Alberto              Chikou      Templton
Chizoku    Hoi                  Chikou      Gordon

* the monsters are Feather, Sigfried, and Abizboah

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XVIII) Secrets

1) Suikoden 1 data - must have saved at Gregminster before final boss.
     This gives returning characters bonus levels, better weapons, and 
runes.  It is not required to find McDohl.

2) Gremio and McDohl.


Special Bonus, the McDohl Guide by my good friend Roric (my lesser 
version appears below it).

============
McDohl Guide
============
Ver 1.5
By:  Roric  (thedragoon@hotmail.com)
12/12/99

What's new this time around:
~ Got some more definite info this time.
~ Got that girls name right this time.

*********************
Note:  This guide should only be found in three places:
1 - Accompanied by Sir Aronar's FAQ (which can be found at GameFAQs)
2 - As a separate guide on GameFAQs
3 - On my website, http://flik.interserver.net/

If anyone finds this file someplace else other than in the three places
specified, please let me know.  I promised Aronar that I would do this
for him, and I am very weary about finding my work on other places.

Also, I haven't thoroughly experimented with McDohl as much as I'd
like to.  If anyone can provide information, then please, e-mail me
as well.  (thedragoon@hotmail.com).

DO NOT E-MAIL ME TO HELP YOU WITH THE GAME.  I got hundreds of e-mails 
about asking for help.  It became just overwhelming.  So, rather than 
help a few people out and leave some in the dark, I'm gonna leave 
everyone in the dark.  So sorry.

Also:  READ THE GUIDE, PEOPLE!   People who are telling me stuff on 
why loading data isn't working (like you need to be at the last save 
point in Gregminster) apparently aren't READING what I've TYPED.  So, 
before you ask me any questions (which I probably won't reply to) or 
e-mail me any facts, read this thing before you even attempt to 
help me.

Anyway, enough with the boring stuff.  Let's get to the fun stuff.
*********************

=====>

        It's true that you can use everyone's lovable Suikoden 1 hero
in Suikoden 2.  And, if you play your cards right, you can even see
Gremio as well.  You must have Suikoden 1 to even attempt this.

        There are some things you need to take care of first in
Suikoden 1 however.  The thing that is definitely required is your 
saved game must be at the last save point in Gregminster before you
battle the Golden Hydra.

(some people say that just having a saved game is enough.  I'm not 
sure about this, so if you want to definitly want to have at least 
McDohl in your party, have it how I described above.)

        If you have Gremio alive (get all 107 other stars before 
Leknaat appears for the final time and she will bring him back to life),
then there is an added bonus which I will explain later.  But, for the 
time being, make sure that your last save is in Gregminster before the 
last boss.

        When you start a new Suikoden 2 game, it will ask you if you 
want to load in Suikoden 1 data.  The purpose for this is to see what
requirements you have met in Suikoden 1.  If it sees that the save
game you loaded in is at Gregminster, it will release the McDohl lock,
and you can participate in his side quest.  The game will also detect
if Gremio is alive.  If he is, the Gremio lock will also be released.

** Below this part contains some spoiler material.  Read at your own 
risk **

        The soonest you can find McDohl is after your battle with Luca
Blight.  As you would expect, he's still in the Toran Republic 
somewhere, "living la vida loca" (okay, bad joke).

        Head to Banner Village after that battle, and talk to Ko, the
kid who is obsessed with the current hero.  Now, if everything was done
right, Ko should say how there is a McDohl look-alike staying at his
inn, and all he does is go fishing all day.  Head to the docks behind
the inn.

        Now, if you have all 108 stars in the previous game, Gremio 
will stop you.  If not, Ellie will stop you.  Since Ellie plays the 
role of Gremio in this side quest if you don't have him, I'll just 
refer to Gremio and Ellie interchangeably.

        Talk to Ko again.  This time he'll tell you that he'll distract
Gremio for you.  Talk to Gremio again, and he'll rush off to save Ko.
This will free up the dock, and you'll get to see everyone's favorite
hero, McDohl!  If any major members from Suikoden 1 are in your party
(Viktor, Flik, Humphrey, etc...) They'll say things like "It's been
a long time" and what have you.

        McDohl will join your party at this point to help save Ko, who
has apparently got into more trouble than he planned.  Travel through
the forest as if you were heading to Gregminster.  You will encounter
another worm, but just when you think you've killed him, he'll evolve
into a Poison Moth.

        It's safe to lose this battle.  In fact, I recommend you do.
If you decide to lose this battle, you'll see the powers of the Soul 
Eater and Bright Shield runes in action.  Their powers combine and
destroy the Poison Moth.

        Head into Gregminster, and Dr. Liukan will treat the boy.
President Lepant will offer the presidency to McDohl.  McDohl slowly
crawls his way back from your party, and almost makes a break for it
at Lepants offer.  Eileen will tell Lepant that young men like McDohl
should be exploring the world and not cooped up in some air-tight 
office making executive decisions.  Lepant understands, but makes
McDohl promise to return some day.

        There are a few more cut scenes.  And then, the next morning, 
You, McDohl, and co. head back to Banner Village.  When you reach
Banner, McDohl and Gremio will head back to Gregminster, saying that
they will stay there for the time being.  The cool part is that you can
travel through the woods and back to Gregminster anytime and recruit
McDohl for your party!

        If you're keeping up with the cooking mini-game, Gremio will 
give you a recipe.  Is it a worthy trade off for reviving Gremio at 
the end of Suikoden 1?  It may not sound like much, but you do get 
this warm, cozy feeling inside of you, knowing you saved McDohl's 
best friend at the end of the game.

=====>

        Troubleshooting:

        Many people have e-mailed me, saying that loading in their 
Suikoden 1 data does not work.  Now, I'm not a smart man, so I don't
know what's wrong.  Please don't e-mail me why its not working.  I'm
no techie expert, I'm just a moron who likes McDohl.

	The only thing I can suggest is make sure that all the 
things I outlined above are true.  If that doesn't solve your problem, 
and you can't load it in, then I'm sorry.  Like I said, I'm a moron, 
and I can't solve your save card problems out.  Please don't e-mail 
me about it, since your e-mail will probably just get lost then.

=====>

        The lowdown:

        Before things are even set in action, Konami messed things up.
Even though Suikoden 2 was a great game, their translation sucked.  
One of the things that was affected was the transferring of McDohl's
name from Suikoden 1 to Suikoden 2.

	For each capital letter you have in your McDohl's one name,
will be transfered into McDohl's name in Suikoden 2.  So, if you name
him Roric, like me, he would be RcDohl.  If you're like me, you
probably named him using uppercase and lowercase letters.

	If you used all capital letters, then you lucked out a little
bit.  If you named him RORIC (see the difference?), then his name would
override the first 5 letters of McDohl, and he'd be named RORICl.  If
you named him ASH, he'd be named ASHohl.  If you named him GURNSEY, 
then his name would be GURNSEY.

        Other than that little bit, Konami did a pretty good job of
the transferring of stats and whatnot to Suikoden 2.  While he isn't the
level 60 tank you left him as in Gregminster, his stats are toned down
accordingly, to how the rest of your party is.  And even then, he's
better than all the rest.

        It should be noted that McDohl is NOT one of the stars of
destiny this time aroud, and is not required at all to get. Hence why
this is a mini-quest.  Although, it makes you wonder what the Tenkai
star is thinking, switching heroes like that.

        McDohl is a GREAT magic user.  Make sure that the Soul Eater 
isn't the only rune he has equipped on him.  Unlike most other heavy
magic users, his attack is as high (even higher in some cases) as
Viktor's.  His defense rocks as well (about as high as Humphreys).

        It may seem tedious that you have to go through the forest
to get to Gregminster just to get McDohl every time, but I think it's
a fair trade-off.  After all, McDohl can easily become the best 
character in your party.  Not only that, but the "Double Leader Attack"
is great for killing off groups of enemies rather quickly.  It's not
as strong as the buddy attack, but it gets the job done.

=====>

Credits:

Thanks to:

SirAronar (sir_aronar@msn.com) - For letting me write for his FAQ and 
giving me something to write about.

Jeremy Steimel (locke@one-eleven.net) - For giving me additional info
about McDohl.  

Joshua Grand (medion@home.com) - For actually giving me some information
on how some people's stats are transfered, instead of just saying I'm
wrong.

xeglon (xeglon@earthlink.net) - For the complete deal with McDohl's 
name.

Konami for making a sequel to Suikoden 2, and I hope they consider 
making a third. (and, hey guys, if you do, make sure to bring back
McDohl in that one too, as well as Suiky 2's hero!  ^_^).

=====>

This McDohl guide is protected by copyright laws.  All the Suikoden 
names in it are Konami's, and I don't take credit for it.  I just take
credit for writing this little diddily.  Don't steal it from me please.
Just ask if you want to use it, and I'll be more than willing to say
yeah, sure go ahead.  I'd rather have someone ask me for it than not.
Basically, just don't steal it from me, okay?  Thanks.  I appreciate it.

====================================================================

My version
     After beating Luca Blight, go to Banner Village.  Talk to the kid 
dressed as you.  Now go to the fishing spot in town.  Gremio will halt 
you from entering.  Talk to the kid again.  Say you want to meet the 
person behind Gremio.  He runs off to scream "help" while you may go 
speak with Young Master.  Gremio still blocks you until the kid 
shouts.  Talk to McDohl, who is fishing.  Former Suikoden 1 characters 
will recognize him.  Say you want to speak with him.  You'll be back 
at the inn.  Gremio tells you something happened to the boy.  Offer to 
save him.  Soul Eater acts up briefly.  they join your convoy.  By the 
save crystal in the mountains are some bandits.  Tell them to return 
Ko.  The goons recognize you as the person responsible for Luca's 
defeat, and McDohl as the leader of the Toran Liberation.  They run, 
leaving the leader.  He says a monster has the kid.  Ko is lying on 
the ground in the clearing.  Another Worm attacks.

   Boss:  Worm
HP: 3200
     This boss is like the one you fought earlier.  Use the same 
tactics.  After sustaining lethal damage, it splits open, revealing a 
Poison Moth.

   Boss: Poison Moth
HP: 6800;  50000 P
     This form is much stronger.  It has the same lightning blast, but 
it does a little more damage.  Also, it's physical attack is now a 
swoop-grab-fly-and-drop attack that does some serious damage.  Its 
other new attack is a high damaging poison attack that hits all which 
can poison you (naturally).  Use the power of the Soul Eater to the 
fullest to beat him back.

     After sustaining so much damage, the fight will break.  Gremio 
says that you need to flee, instead, the two heroes use their runes.  
Both 4th level spells activate, doing over 4000 damage, killing the 
moth.  However, if you deal the damage fast enough, you'll beat it 
without the combo attack.
     Now go to Gregminster to have Liukan treat the boy.  Varkas takes 
you to Gregminster.  Lepant and Eileen meet you there.  Liukan has 
successfully saved Kou.  Lepant tries to pass leadership to McDohl, 
but he refuses.  At the gate of the castle, Pahn, Cleo, Marie, and 
Sarah wait for the Young Master.
     That night you dine at the McDohl house and stay for the night.  
Pick up Ko in the castle and let Varkus escort you back.  Young Master 
and Gremio return to Gregminster.
     Whenever you'd like to use your old hero, return to Gregminster 
and ask him to join.  If you remove him from the party, he'll return 
home.  If you don't mind the trek (an additional 100000 or so potch 
from encounters too), then don't worry.


Endings
1) Do not have all 108 Stars, or did not save Nanami
     You must agree to lead the Jowston State.  You are sworn in at 
the Hilltop and then reside at Muse.  Everyone goes back home.  You 
get aftermath reports for each character between scenes of your former 
army.  After seeing reports for all the stars you had, the credits 
roll.  Afterwards, you get a picture of Jowy in the mountains.

2) You do not lead the State.
     Head to Tenzan Pass (northwest of Kyaro).  This is the first area 
of the game.  Go to the waterfall and meet Jowy.  He explains what 
happened to him.  He challenges you to a fight.  This is the last duel 
in the game.  Beat him. He says the war will finally end.  He holds up 
his rune.  Both runes shine, and Jowy dies.  Afterwards, the ending is 
the same as before.  The final picture is of you, Nanami, and Jowy.

3) You do not lead the State
     But wait, there's more.  If you refuse to fight Jowy and instead 
defend the entire time.  Jowy tells you to end it here, so there will 
never be another war.  He fights you again and expresses that he was 
always jealous of you and your ability to make friends.  He collapses 
explaining that he had to use the Black Sword Rune to defend against 
the Beast Rune.  He is dying and asks you to take his rune.  If you 
agree, you get an ending like #2.  Furthermore, unless you meet the 
criteria for saving Nanami, you cannot decline.  But if you have all 
108 stars before the conquest of Rockaxe, Leknaat should appear and 
release Bright Shield's final power.  Then, when you're at Rockaxe, 
shout Nanami! when the arrows fly (this requires split section 
reaction speed).  Your characters should whip out his tonfa, but 
Nanami should still get hit.  At base, however, Huan gives the same 
report, BUT asks to speak with Shu.  If this happened, you can receive 
this ending (and the other two).
     After the second fight, Jowy will ask you to take the rune.  Keep 
refusing, and after four times, there will be a reaction between the 
runes, which heals Jowy.  He then joins you, leaving behind this pass.  
On the way out, Shu arrives to tell you that Nanami is still alive and 
is waiting in Kyaro.  She told Huan not to tell you to get away from 
the war.
     Back in Kyaro, Nanami will embrace you, and the three of you will 
begin a new journey together.  You seem to pass through Harmonia, as 
Jowy looks in on Jillia and Pilika before continuing with you and 
Nanami.  The final picture is a colored version of the Tri-painting 
(Nanami, you, and Jowy by the tree near Genkaku's house).  
Congratulations.

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XIX)  Credits

Thanks to Konami for such a great game
Also, thanks to:
? . (jetarr@hotmail.com) for a couple of items in Neclord's castle.
Agustin Fest (tsef_thaed@yahoo.com) for info on recruiting Mukumuku 
  with Nanami in the party.
Anthony M. Nelson (amn001@Bridgewater.EDU) for how to find Mokumoku.
Brett Herter (bertberter@hotmail.com) for the fact that Zamza appears 
  in South Window if you missed him in Toto.
Christian M. Sine (shuriken@dacc.cc.il.us) for many combos, some 
  items, and the start of the "Pure Maiden List.
ClydeBass9 (ClydeBass9@aol.com) for confirming the early entrance to 
  Matilda trick
Dana Bharata (electricyouth79@yahoo.com) for bath house info, combos,
  and dropped items
David Crandell (rufferto@jeff.pccompsoft.com) for additional info on
  items dropped by monsters, info on the Boulder Set, and info on the 
  chick bath item.
Dragon Fogel (knearey@ualberta.ca) for the other way to recruit Anita, 
  more info on the Family ATK, and stats for Kasumi.
Ethan Gilchrist (syberus@hotmail.com) for info on recruiting Stallion, 
  Hix, and Tengaar
Harold Santos (y3kman@hotmail.com) for the location of several items 
  and combos
Jeremy Andreo (anderoug@yahoo.com) for info on recruiting Templton 
  while still in the Muse area
Jimmy/Yimmy (e-mail not available) for quite a few bits of info 
  scattered about from items to prizes.
John Madison (jugalo2000@excite.com) for pointing out that I neglected 
  to add the first third of the Hix/Tengaar subquest
Matt Hobbs (yelseyking@aol.com) for a revised list of the music, Jowy's
  staff info, Sigfried's stats, and some additional notes
Mike Good (impressario@aol.com) for trading information.
Quatoria (Quatoria@bellsouth.net) for pointing out an error on a 
  double labeled section before I sent in an update and telling me 
  where to find Turtle Plans #4.
Richard Case (caser1234@email.msn.com) for info on getting into Matilda 
  early
Roric (thedragoon@hotmail.com) for pointing out the data requirements 
  for Suikoden 1 info, for confirmation on recruiting Tetsu, info on 
  spell combos, and a faq on McDohl
Son Bui (sbui@erols.com) for some items with descriptions
Tony Dimarcantonio (the_rpg_lord@hotmail.com) for the Mole Shield as 
  the regular mode prize.
Plus many people for sending me e-mails pointing out areas I missed 
  and making me feel my efforts are worth it

Credits for the Guardian Deity Section:
This list was only possible from the submissions of others.  I 
personally chinked away at 120-140 combinations, but without the aid 
of others, this would never have been accomplished.  Thus why it is a 
compiled list.  Anyway, on with those more worthy than I.

Everaldo Moura de Melo Junior (everaldo@xoommail.com)
Flame (flame@yifan.net)
Speed (speed@nts-online.net)

If I missed anyone's name (and I fear I have, please e-mail as soon as 
possible).  Thanks for reading.