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                         Valkyrie Profile
                         Seraphic Gate FAQ
                           Version 1.1
                               By
                           Steven Bruck
                     (Stevenbruck@Bigfoot.com)

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                         Table of Contents
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1)Introduction & Story
2)Walkthrough
   2.1)Yellow Floor
   2.2)Red Floor
   2.3)Green Floor
   2.4)White Floor
3)Credits

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1)Introduction 
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   Hello, This is a Walkthrough/FAQ for the game Valkyrie Profile by tri-Ace.
I used some Japanese Encoding, so If you want to view it you will need to get
a program like NJStar Communicator<www.njstar.com>. And finally if you have 
any questions, comments, or suggestion's then just contact me and I will get
back to you as quick as I can.

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Updates
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Version 1.1   Spell Checked/Grammer Checked this, Added Mysterious 
              Writing 7.
             
Version 1.0   Started the FAQ.

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2)Walkthrough
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    This is written for Valkyrie Profile's special dungeon, The Seraphic
Gate. You gain access to it by Saving at the games final Save Point. After
you have done that just turn the game off, put in Disc 1 and you can start
this. However, You will not get very far if you have not collected the
eight Lotus Gems that have been scattered around the World. And you can
only get them in hard. Now assuming you've played through on hard and 
gotten them all, here is what I recommend you have before you start.

Valkyrie:Level 55+.
Maken:Levaithan
8x  Lotus Gems(Very Important)
50+ Elixer
50+ Union Plums
Guts
Auto Item
Reverie
Dark/Scarlet Edge

   Once you have most of those, it is time to start the Seraphic Gate.

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   2.1)Yellow Floor
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Treasures:
   Fire Lance(Spell)
   Spell Reinforce(Spell) 
   Might Reinforce(Spell)
   3x Golden Eggs
   Creation Gem
   Mighty Check
   Mayumi:Razor Fatal
   Eternity Garb
  
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   As soon as you begin the Seraphic Gate, the game will explain to you 
that you will need the 8 Lotus Gems to progress. You will then be told
that this Save Point is the only one in the Seraphic Gate. Also, be careful
that you don't Save over the game that got you in here. Anyways start by
heading to the right. I recommend that you avoid all enemies for now. On
the Red Floor you can find an item that will let you avoid them without 
even trying, the Dimension Slip. Anyways start by heading to the right.
You will quickly notice that you can not freeze these enemies, so you will
just have to jump/run/slide under them. In the next room, use the platforms
to jump the right and you will find a Spell Reinforce. Then just fall down
and to the right and you can find a Golden Egg(Grab all of these, its like
getting a level-up for nothing). Now take the bottom left door. Now, if
you hop on over to the top left and enter the door you can find a Golden
Egg. Once you have it head back and take the bottom right door. Avoid all
the enemies as you run through the corridor. Now fall to the bottom left
and you can find a Golden Egg. Once you have it, head through the right
door. Now, you will have 3 choice for routes. But, since there is no 
treasure in the bottom right room we don't care about it. So take the top
right door and then just take the top left door. Head to the left and you
can find a Fire Lance. Jump up to the top left one last time and you will
be able to find a Creation Gem and a Mighty Check. Now head back to where
you had the three choices of routes and take the bottom left. Run through
that little corridor and then jump up to the top left. You will see a sort
of Green Seal around a door. When you search it the game will ask you if
you wish to use a Lotus Gem. Select the top answer. The door will then open
and you can go inside. Then head all the way to the left. You will reach
a room that has two great things inside. One is the Mayumi:Razar Fatal. 
This is the first weapon that will allow Valkyrie to use her "Full" 
Nibelgen Velocity(you will understand when you see it). You will also be
able to find the Eternity Garb. It is the strongest armor in the game.
Once you have those head back to where you used the Lotus Gem and then
take the top right door. In this room you will see a ball of electricity.
Jump inside of it and you will be transported to the Red Floor.

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   2.2)Red Floor
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Treasures:
   6x Golden Eggs
   Eternity Garb
   Reiken:Soutei
   Reduce Guard(Spell)
   Burn Storm(Spell)
   Seitsue:Mystic Wiser
   Might Check
   Scout Orb
   Poison Blow

Bosses:
   Rezard Valis
   Brutal Gaze
   Hell Gaze

Characters:
   Rezard Valis

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   After you warp in from the Yellow Floor, head to the right. But, watch
out an enemy will fall down from above and you will have to move fast to
dodge it. Now head all the way to the right and you will find another warp
place. So jump inside and then head to the left. Fall down to the bottom
right and you can find a Golden Egg in a chest. Once you have it, head
to the bottom left door and use one of your Lotus Gems. Run all the way
to the left and then jump in the Warp. Now head to the right and you will
see Rezard again.

   Rezard will greet the War Goddess and will then say that your Group 
doesn't have enough men. He then says that if you can beat him he will
join you. Rezard then wonders if you as a God can beat him?

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Boss Battle
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Name:Rezard Valis
     Hell Gaze
     Brutal Gaze

Recommend Level:
     55

HP:
     Rezard Valis:100000
     Hell Gaze:20000
     Brutal Gaze:54900

Attacks:
     Rezard Valis:All Magic
     Hell Gaze
     Brutal Gaze:

EXP:

Strategy:You finally get to see the true power of Rezard. He will start by
         using a Fire Lance spell that will do about 60000 damage. So make
         sure that you have Guts maxed out. Now just ignore the Gaze's,
         because they will be taken out in one Celestial Astral. So what
         you have to do is just all attack Rezard at once and he will die.
         This battle is actually fairly easy, but there is one important
         thing you must do. You must get a Treasure Chest out of Rezard.
         The reason why is that he carries a very strong sword, the
         Shinken:"Glance Reviver". If you have it, the next couple of  
         sections won't be so bad. 

   Rezard will then say that it looks like you have won. He then warns you
that the strongest enemies are ahead. And you now have Rezard! And he is
ever great. When you have him equipped with a Seitsue:Million Terror and
Prismic Missle he will do like 200000+ damage a/round. Anyways now head 
back out to where you used the Lotus Gem and this time take the top left
door. Head to the left and eventually you will find a place where you can
grab three more treasures. After you have those take the top left door and
you can grab a Reduce Guard, Burn Storm and a Golden Egg. After you have
those head back out and take the top right door. This room has one of
the most important items for the Seraphic Gate. It is the Dimension Slip.
You get it by fighting the Unholy Terror(the giant thing floating near
the middle). Keep fighting them until you can grab it. Once you have it
equip it. You will quickly notice that you can walk by enemies and they
can't attack. This is what will allow you to get by alot of the more 
annoying enemies that can kill you in one turn if they get the first 
strike. Anyways now head to the right. Jump on the platforms to the top
right and you can grab another Eternity Garb and a Golden Egg. Take the
top left door and head to the left for three screens. Now jump to the
top right and use a Lotus Gem. Head to the left and you will find the
Reiken:Soutei which is the best Katana, and then you can find the Mystic
Wiser. The Mystic Wiser is a great staff. Anyways once you have those head
back out and take the top left route. This next part is the trick part of
the Red Floor. What you have to do is jump to the platform and then use
the chain to make your way to the left. If you fall down, just go all 
the way back to this room. Also the chests have little explosions in them,
so move them to side before you open them. Once you reach the last platform,
enter that door to the left. Now, jump up and grab on to the chains and
use them to get to the top left. Now grab the Scout Orb, walk to the
right and then fall down to the bottom and head left. Enter the warp and 
you will now be taken to the Green Floor.

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   2.3)Green Floor
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Treasures:
   4x Golden Eggs
   Shield Critical(Spell)
   Shinsou:Ethereal Devoid
   Seitsue:Million Terror
   Maken:Archter Nephfalis
   Bloody Disaster
   2x Eternity Garb
   Lightning Bolt(Spell)

Bosses:
   Bram
   Frei
   Gabrie Celesta

Characters:
   Bram
   Frei

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   Start by heading to the left. Now if you goto the bottom left of this
room you can find a Golden Egg. Now jump up to the top left and you
can find a Shield Critical but, don't go in the warp. Instead take the
bottom right route. Head to the right for two screen and then use a Lotus
Gem on that door. Go right and then open the chest in the middle. You will
get in a battle with 3 Ralva's(not hard). After you beat them you will get
a Golden Egg. Now head to the right and then take the bottom right door.
When you reach the next room head through the bottom left door. Walk all
the way to the left and you can find two cool weapons. One is the Shinsou:
Ethereal Divide and the other is the Seitsue:Million Terror. I recommend
that use the Million Terror/Prismic Missle if you are going up against one
enemy. If you are going up against a group, then use the Mystic Wiser/Cross
Airrade. Anyways head back to where you first used the Lotus Gem. Now head
through the bottom right door. Now is another one of those Chain crossings.
But, this one is a little different. What you have to do is fall down to
the left and then land on the door that require a Lotus Gem. After you use
your Lotus Gem, head to the left and you can find an Eternity Garb. After
you have it head to the top right door. You will see Bram. Bram will say
that it is time to end this game and says that he will join your party.
He then talks about how is only one man and then says that he will make you
forget this battle.

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Boss Battle
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Name:Bram

Recommend Level:
     55

HP:172000

Attacks:Bloody Cries

EXP:21000

Strategy:The only characters that will probably end up damaging Bram are
         Valkyrie and Rezard. So just use the other characters to get your
         energy all the way up. Bram can do alot of damage, but I didn't
         find this battle very hard. Just use a Nibelgen Velocity and a
         Clincher Prismic Missle and the battle should be over.

   After the battle Bram will tell you that he is impressed with the way
your strength has increased. He then says that it is ironic that he is 
going with you. You now have Bram in your party. He is very strong so put
him in your party. However, as you will quickly notice he has a weak 
weapon. So what we have to do now is find him a good weapon. So head back
to where you used the Lotus Gem. Fall down and head to the right. Now what
you have to do is cut through those blue things. Once you have done that
fall down and head to where you can use another Lotus Gem. Use it and the
jump into the Warp. Head to the left and then fall all the way down and
head to the right. You will now see Frei.

   Frei will welcome you and then apoligizes for not helping you and your
humans more. Frei then says that you've grown, but she adds that she is
not so weak either.

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Boss Battle
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Name:Frei

Recommend Level:
     55

HP:300000

Attacks:Ether Strike

EXP:0

Strategy:This is the first hard battle. You will need to have Guts on,
         because not matter what Frei will kill you on the first attack.
         So what you have to do is just have Valkyrie/Bram/Rezard all 
         attack with their Clinchers and then just survive for 3-4 rounds
         and it will be over. All in all a fairly hard battle. But, it will
         show you what the next two battles are like.

   After the battle Frei will say that she will lend you her power. But,
that her power may not be enough for coming battles. Anyways, you now
you have your strongest party. Now use the chains to get out of here and
then head to where you used the lotus gem. Now fall down and head to the
left until you reach the warp. Jump in the warp. Now what you have to do
is the samething you did to reach Brams room. Fall down and head to the
right. Now use a Lotus Gem on the top right door and head to the right.
You can grab a Golden Egg at the top right of the room. And after you have
grabed that head to the left. In the next room it doesn't matter if you
take the top or bottom routes. In this room you can find the Maken:Archter
Nephfalis and the Bloody Diaster(Bram's strongest weapon). Once you have
those head back to where you used the Lotus Gem. Now just take the bottom
route and follow the path until you reach the chest that has an Icicle
Edge in it. Now Slash that Blue Things and then fall down. If you do it
right you should land with such force that a switch in the floor will go
down. And the door that was closed will now open. So head to the right
and enter the warp. Keep walking to the left until you reach a room with
the chains. You can grab a Golden Egg in the bottom right corner of this
room. After you have it use the Chains to make your way up and to the
left. Just keep heading left and eventually you will reach a room with
Gabrie Celeste.

   Gabrie Celeste will wonder if you are humans? It then says that can't
be since your bodies have a strangeness to them. It now thinks that you
must be from the Dark World. It then realizes that you must be Gods and
then talks about your Existence will be shortened. 

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Boss Battle
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Name:Gabrie Celeste

Recommend Level:
     55

HP:800000

Attacks:Queen's War Dance
        Final Cherio


EXP:210000

Strategy:This is a tough battle. Gabrie was the strongest enemy from the
         first SO(but, unforunatly now you can't just have Ratix/Iria/Fear 
         use a bunch of Shichiseisouhazan's/Uraoukasakkou's/U.H.Terror's).
         Anyways, Gabrie will start the battle by showing you her Queen's
         War Dance. A 28 hit combo that does probably 500000+ Damage(I
         don't know if it is that high, but it is high). In order to win
         you will need to have Guts and Angel Cures equipped, because she
         will always kill you in one hit. Now what you have to do is go
         Magic and attack. After that you need to use all of your Clincher
         moves. If you do not have a party of Valkyrie/Frei/Bram/Rezard you
         probably won't last very long. If you use all of your attack and
         Clinchers, you will probably end up doing around 400000 Damage,
         but it will probably take three rounds to kill her. Oh, and one
         last thing, Auto Item (set for Union Plum) is quite helpful. 

   After the battle, head to the right and then enter the Warp. You will
now be in the White Floor of the Seraphic Gate.

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Treasures:
   Golden Egg
   Lapis
   Crystal
   Maken:Dyne Slave
   Touki:Ether Laser
   
Bosses:
   Iseria Queen

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   After getting warping, head to the left. Then use the platforms to jump
to the top right and enter the door. Now take the top right door again and
the take the top left door. Enter the warp and then head to the left. Use
a Lotus Gem and jump in the Warp again. Now head up to the top right and
you can find two great weapons. The Maken:Dyne Slave and the Ether Laser.
Once you have those head back. Now just keep heading down and right for
about 2-3 more screens. Then enter the left door and walk to the left
for 2-3 screens and you will then see the Iseria Queen.

   The Iseria Queen will say that you may have defeated Gabrie Celeste, but
you will never defeat her.

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Boss Battle
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Name:Iseria Queen

Recommend Level:
     60+

HP:2300000

Attacks:Queen's War Dance
        Final Cherio
        Cross Airrade

EXP:700000

Strategy:You will need to use the same strategy that you used on Gabrie
         Celeste. Also every attack by the Iseria Queen will kill you, so
         having Auto Item/Guts/Angel Cure will help you survive. Now just
         have everyone attack and then use your Clinchers. This battle will
         take quite awhile. Also I forgot to mention one thing. Once you
         take away half of her HP, she will then transform. And when she
         does she becomes far more powerful. 

   After the battle, go up and you can grab a chest. It contains the 
Tri-Emblem(A very powerful accessory). After you get that you will get 
1.5 Million for completing this all. Now just work your way out this
place. Now leave and the game will stop and ask you if you want to Save.
Say that you do. You will then get a Congratulations message.

   But, wait...you aren't finshed yet. Now go back and select the Seraphic
Gate again and choose the game you defeated it with the first time. You
can now go back and defeat the Iseria Queen to get some great items(and 
this time you already have your strongest party). Now this time when you
defeat the Iseria Queen you will get the Mysterious Writings. Here is what
each one says:

Mysterious Writing 1:
   Congratulations on Clearing this Again! We would also like to say thank
you for playing the game.

Mysterious Writing 2:
   This is your Third time clearing this...Do you think that something 
special is going to happen?

Mysterious Writing 3:
   You cleared it again. You really should find something else to play,
because nothing is going to happen.

Mysterious Writing 4:
   Your still playing this?! Do you really think something is going to
happen? You really should look for something new to do...

Mysterious Writing 5:
   Looks like you are not going to quit? Unlike Star Ocean we made your
Max Level at 99...

Mysterious Writing 6:
   You should move on to your next game...

Mysterious Writing 7:
   I wish that they would release Dragon Quest VII early...

Mysterious Writing 8:
   It's like a dream...You have completed this Nine Times...Okay, why don't
you try completeing it once more...

   Now after you have gotten all of those if you beat the game again you
will be rewarded with the Heretic Sword:"God Hunter". It is a weapon that
does 20000 damage but, the problem is that it's hit trust is so low that
you may only end up doing 4000-5000 damage alot. Anyways it still is the
best weapon in the game. Now If you beat it again you will keep getting
Heretic Swords. So you have now completed the Seraphic Gate.

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3)Credits
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Steve Moon-
   Told me what was meant by Mysterious Writing 7.

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   This Article is Copyright 2000 by Steven Bruck. If you wish to use this,
please contact me.