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```````````````````````````````WILD ARMS```````````````````````````````
`````````````````````Strategy Guide and Walkthrough````````````````````
````````````````````````Version 9.0 by DavidK519```````````````````````
````````````````````````E-mail- DKK5@comcast.net```````````````````````
````````````````````````Updated December 18, 2011``````````````````````
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                           Table of Contents
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                |         1. Version History               |
                |         2. Controls and the Main Menu    |
                |         3. The Battle System             |
                |         4. The Walkthrough               |
                |              I. The Festival             |
                |              II. The Guardian Statues    |
                |              III. A Sleeping Giant       |
                |              IV. Photosphere Assault     |
                |              V. The Guardian Lords       |
                |              VI. Rudy's Struggle         |
                |              VII. The Flying Machine     |
                |              VIII. Ka Dingel's Revival   | 
                |              IX. Malduke                 |
                |         5. Tools                         |
                |         6. Force Abilities               |
                |         7. Arms List                     |
                |         8. Fast Draw List                |
                |         9. Spells                        |
                |              A. Crest Graph Charts       |
                |              B. Spell List               |
                |         10. Side Quests                  |
                |              A. Battle Arena             |
                |              B. The Rings of Timespace   |
                |              C. Heaven Corridor          |
                |              D. The Abyss                |
                |              E. Optional Bosses          |
                |         11. Best Equipment List          | 
                |         12. Acknowledgments and Closing  |
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                          1. VERSION HISTORY

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(12/18/11) Updated to Version 9.0- It's been a LONG time, but I decided
to clean up this FAQ. I did some major reformatting and fixed errors
where I could find them. I also moved the Chaos boss stats from the
Optional Bosses section to the walkthrough and added information about
the Flash Rune. Other than cleaning up the writing a bit, I didn't make
major changes to the content. Maybe I'll do another update in about 8
years :P

(12/20/03) Updated to Version 8.0- I added some information to the 
Memory Temple and Guardian Festival sections of the walkthrough. Thanks 
to Jason H and Kiwi Kiefer for sending me these updates.

(10/31/03) Updated to Version 7.0- I did some more major reformatting 
(especially in the Table of Contents), so now some things should be 
easier to read. I also added some little bits of information to the 
Photosphere and Optional Bosses sections. My listed e-mail address has 
also been changed over to my Comcast mailbox.

(8/16/03) Updated to Version 6.0- I reformatted the entire guide, making 
things easier to read.

(8/3/03) Updated to Version 5.0- Fixed an error in the Best Equipment 
List. Did a little bit of reformatting on some sections. Added the boss 
stats for Chaos to the Optional Bosses section. Added a list of prizes 
for the fake wedding on the Sweet Candy. Added a tip for the Battle 
Arena submitted by Tonnie. 

(6/12/03) Updated to Version 4.0- Added a tip in De Le Metalica 
submitted by Ashera. Made a correction about the door puzzle in De Le
Metalica submitted by Stephanie.

(5/3/03) Updated to Version 3.0- Added information about the optional 
boss in the Maze of Death, submitted by pilstrinker. Added information
to Ragu Ragla's boss stats, submitted by Silicon Wolf.

(3/9/03) Updated to Version 2.0- Added Best Equipment List. Made a 
correction in the Dead Sanctuary statue puzzle, submitted by Joseph,
found on DTurner's walkthrough. Added location of Elw Dimension Forest
Mound items, also submitted by Joseph.


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                     2. CONTROLS AND THE MAIN MENU

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Controls
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Start........Change lead character/tool
X............Talk, confirm, examine, dash (hold)
Circle.......Cancel
Square.......Use tool
Triangle.....Bring up menu, show description (hold)
D-pad........Move, scroll
R1...........None 
R2...........None
L1...........None
L2...........None

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The Main Menu
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When you bring up the main menu using the Triangle button, a brief 
status screen for each of you party members, with your Gella (g) amount 
at the bottom, will appear on the left side of the screen, and a column 
of icons will appear on the right. You can select these six icons to 
carry out tasks, view stats and items, and customize your game. You can 
bring up the main menu anywhere as long as you have control:

"Bag" icon (Items)- Here's where you can manage your item inventory. 
Here you can view, sort, and use your items. To find out what an item 
does, just highlight it and hold down the Triangle button.

"Star" icon (Skills)- This lets you view the skills, spells, and 
abilities of each character. You can also use certain spells outside of 
battle here.

"Vest" icon (Equipment)- Here you can look at your equipped weapons, 
armor, and accessories. You can swap equipped gear with equipment from 
your inventory and see how your stats will be affected by doing so.

"Horn" icon (Auto Battle)- Automatic battle settings can be adjusted 
here. You can program your characters to automatically fight a certain 
way e.g. go all out attacking or help the party to stay alive. But it's 
best to just leave everyone on manual so you can do the fighting 
yourself. 

"Heart" icon (Status)- This is where you can view each character's 
complete status including HP, MP, stats, equipment, Exp, ect.

"Options" icon (Options)- Here you can customize your game by changing 
your controller settings, setting a screen saver, and other things as 
well.


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                         3. THE BATTLE SYSTEM

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Wild Arms has a traditional turn based battle system with a few of its 
own special features. When you get engaged in a battle, a menu 
consisting of five icons will appear in the shape of a plus sign at the 
beginning of every turn. These make up the entire party's battle menu. 
Here's where you make decisions for the entire party to start off the 
turn:

"Sword" icon (Middle)- By selecting this you choose to fight the enemy 
and the next battle menu will appear (explained below).

"Vest" icon (Top)- Here you can change you equipment before engaging in 
the next turn.

"Horn" icon (Left)- You can change auto battle settings here.

"Person" icon (Right)- You can run away from battle if you do not wish 
to fight. In random battles, you might not always be able to flee on 
your first try. Some battles, like boss fights, you can't run away from.

"Finger" icon (Bottom)- Here you can change your party's formation 
order.

After selecting the Sword icon another menu will appear, displaying the 
individual battle icons. Above it you'll see the character's name and 
their force gauge. Once you confirm an action for one character, the 
same menu will come up for the next character:

"Fist" icon (Middle)- Command your character to attack normally with 
their weapon.

"Star" icon (Top)- Use that character's special skills. Skills usually 
cost a certain amount of MP to use them (Rudy's Arms use ammo). If you 
don't have enough MP (or ammo), then you can't use that skill.

"Bag" icon (Left)- This lets you use items from your inventory in 
battle.

"Shield" icon (Right)- This commands the character to defend him/herself 
from physical attacks, lessening the damage he/she takes from them.

"Comet" icon (Bottom)- This lets you use the Force ability, a unique 
feature to Wild Arms. After every turn in battle, and after you take 
damage from an enemy, your force gauge builds. When you build up enough 
force, you can use your force abilities. There are four levels of force 
abilities, and each time you use one, your gauge depletes depending on 
the level (E.g. if you use a level one force ability, it will deplete 
one level, and a level three ability will deplete three levels). If you 
let your gauge fill completely (four levels), you will get a Condition 
Green, which will cure all of your negative status changes (if you have 
any). You gain more force abilities through events as you progress 
through the game.


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                          4. THE WALKTHROUGH

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This is the walkthrough for the game in case you get stuck somewhere. It 
is divided into chapters dividing major sequences of events, and 
subchapters for individual missions to make it easier to find what 
you're looking for. Note that the first three missions are the solo 
missions that start off the game. You can do them in any order, but the 
order I've put them in goes from easiest to hardest. And when I'm 
speaking of a direction (E.g. north, south, east, west), I mean north as 
the top of your screen, west as the left of your screen, and so on. Have 
fun!

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                            I. The Festival

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                           A Wandering Youth
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In the humble little community of Surf Village, a young Dream Chaser 
finishes a hard day's work at the stables. Your boss comes over to tell 
you it's quitting time, and he asks your name (Select any name you wish, 
but I will be using the default name Rudy). You get a Heal Berry as 
payment for your work, and your boss tells you to go talk to the mayor. 
Before you do that, explore town and talk with the people here. Inspect 
barrels and throw small crates to find three Heal Berries, a Power 
Apple, Hardy Apple, and 28g. Also take some time to check out the shop 
so you can buy some handy healing items.

Surf Village Shop
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Heal Berry- 20g
Antidote- 50g
Medicine- 50g
Violet Rose- 50g
Heat Salve- 50g
Long Knife- 120g

Then head over to the mayor's house in the center of town, go upstairs, 
and talk to him. He'll reward you for a job well done with the Bombs 
tool. Now, walk over to the stairs and someone comes barging in with 
news that a child has gone into the Berry Cave, which is full of 
monsters. Knowing the right thing to do, exit the village, head south on 
the world map, and enter the Berry Cave. 

First pass through the entranceway of the cave past the guard. Head up a 
little ways and use your bombs to blow up the big crate to the right of 
the sign to get a Heal Berry. Head up the path left of the sign and 
follow it around and through the next passageway. Hit the switch on the 
right to make the statue move out of the way and continue down the path 
past the bunch of small crates. Pick up the 50g in the chest to the left 
and continue down the path. Go right and get the 50g in the next chest 
along the path. Follow the path up and blow up the small sign that's 
blocking your way. Keep heading up and destroy the big crate at the end 
of the path. Then hit the switch to the southwest to move the statue 
blocking the path. Continue through the next cavern. From here, go 
southeast down this path (don't dash, because you might get into a 
random battle with bats which curse you). Continue all the way down and 
get the Heal Berry at the left end of the path and the Holy Symbol near 
the sign. Keep going southeast and then north. Follow this path to a 
bunch of crates and blow them up to get a Heal Berry. Go down the stairs 
and head north to find a pile of rocks blocking a cave. Blow them up and 
head inside to find a Hardy Apple, Power Apple, and Agile Apple. Then 
exit this room the way you came in and head back south. 

Destroy the crate along the path to get another Heal Berry and continue 
south to two switches. Hit the left one first and then the right to move 
the two statues out of your way. Follow the path down to the next area. 
Pick up the Bullet Clip along the path and go down to the crest on the 
floor. This is a save point, so use it as needed. When you're done here 
head left and up the narrow path to find Tony, the child who came in 
here. He says that he came here to retrieve some berries to help his 
sick father, but some rocks are blocking his path. Dispose of them with 
your bombs and head inside. Go north and pick up the Bandanna in the 
chest to the right and continue north to get the berries Tony needs. 
You'll then leave the cave with Tony, but the earth will start to shake. 
When you meet with the townspeople near the cave's entrance, an awakened 
monster will come out. It's time for a battle.
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Boss fight: ZOMBIE  \________________________________________
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HP: 800                                                      |
Exp- 100                                                     |
Gella- 200                                                   |
Recommended level- 2                                         |
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This guy isn't that tough. The attack it uses most often is  |
Rotten Breath, which can hit you for a good amount of damage.|
Just be sure to watch how much damage it's doing to you so   |
you'll know when to heal yourself. Attack it normally until  |
you build up enough force to use ARM Lock On with Hand       |
Cannon. Hand Cannon should do well over 100 damage every time|
so you should be able to take the Zombie down quickly.       |
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After the battle the people will be shocked to see that you wield the 
forbidden Arm. They decide to bring you back to the village to pass 
judgment on you. Once you get back to the village and regain control, go 
downstairs to hear that the people have decided to exile you. They 
believe that you're the one who has caused all the recent problems that 
have unfolded, and they don't want you around causing anymore trouble 
for them. So the mayor kindly asks you to leave and never return. Now, 
leave the mayor's house and try to leave the village. Tony will come 
over to thank you for what you've done for him, and then he'll run off. 
Then exit Surf Village and pick a new mission.

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                           A Treasure Hunter
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A swordsman and his wind mouse partner, Hanpan, arrive at the ancient 
Memory Temple. Although Hanpan believes there is no good treasure to be 
found here anymore, you still go in to search anyway. You'll come to an 
alter that asks you to inscribe a name as a password, so you test it by 
putting in your name (the default name is Jack). By entering this 
incorrect password, you fall through a hole in the floor. After you see 
Jack dash around dodging traps, he'll fall through another hole and 
you'll have control. Head down and to the left, picking up the Heal 
Berry in the chest near the note on the wall. Continue along the path 
and go north past the big torch and the two empty chests to reach an 
area with a chest on a platform in the middle of a small pit. Use Hanpan 
to grab the Cowboy Hat in that chest, and then head over to the 
rightmost area of this room. 

Go up the narrow hall past the small pit. Hit the orange switch at the 
end to open the gate in the area just to the left. Head over to that 
area and climb up the staircase (be careful of the spike trap in front 
of the empty chest). In this next area, push the small blocks out of 
your way and dash past the spike traps ahead. Use Hanpan to get the Heal 
Berry amongst the spike traps at the end of the path, and exit through 
the passageway to the left. Have Hanpan hit the switch on the outlook to 
the right to raise the gate blocking the staircase. Then go up the 
staircase.

Here you'll see holes in the wall where spears shoot out if you pass in 
front of them. The only way to get by them without getting hit is to 
dash. So, dash east across the hall and stop after you pass the third 
spear. Pick up the Heal Berry in the chest and go through the doorway to 
the north. Follow this winding path up, push the blocks out of your way, 
and have Hanpan hit the switch across the chasm. Return to the previous 
room and dash all the way over to the left end of the room. Get the Heal 
Berry in the chest and go up the stairs to reach the save point. Once 
you're done here, continue to the next area. Head to the north end of 
the room and dash past all of the spikes. Walk around the spiked areas 
at both ends of this room to hit the two switches. Then a third switch 
will appear in the center of the room. Step on it and go through the 
next passageway. In this area you'll find yourself walking across narrow 
catwalks with spike traps at the intersections, so be careful. Head 
north past the first trap and go around and left past the next trap. 
Head down past the next one to reach a Heal Berry and Hide Glove. Walk 
back up past the previous trap and into the next room. Here you'll see 
two blue switches on opposite sides of the room. Have Jack stand on one 
and use Hanpan to hit the other to make a portal appear. Use the portal 
to warp to an ancient alter within the temple. 

Examine the alter and a holographic image of an ancient Elw appears. It 
tells you something about Lolithia. Hanpan finds a connection between 
Lolithia and the kingdom of Adlehyde, so it's decided that you go there. 
Now, exit this area through the portal and leave the temple. Then select 
your next solo mission. <Note- If you come back to Memory Temple later 
in the game (when you have the Tear Drop) there is a secret area inside 
Memory Temple that you can access. At the alter where you enter a 
password, enter the password "Emiko" and use the Tear Drop to get 
through the next door. Here you'll find a few Crest Graphs and a Red 
Parasol. Thanks to Jason, oswaldo@mail.ru, for reminding me of this.>

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                           A Girl in an Abbey
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A mysterious shadow calls out to a girl in the darkness. It beckons you 
and asks for your name (Cecilia is the default). But as the voice drifts 
off, you awaken to find that you've fallen asleep during class. After 
getting some remarks from your teacher and classmates, you're free to go 
and roam about the Abbey. Take time to find the Heal Berry, Mystic 
Apple, and 20g lying around, and talk to the teacher in the classroom 
next to the library to get your first Crest Graph. As you stroll around 
the Abbey getting ready to depart for Adlehyde, you'll come across a boy 
in the library who's made a huge mess. He asks you to go borrow Anje's 
magical pocket watch so that he can reverse time and clean up the mess. 
So head over to the southern part of the Abbey and climb the stairs near 
the kitchen to find Anje. Talk to her, and she let's you have the watch 
as long as you help her with her experiment first. Use your Tear Drop 
tool near the table, and the stone on the table will glow. Once you do 
this, Anje hands over the Pocket Watch tool. 

Now, go back to the library and use the watch to clean up the mess of 
books. Afterwards, you'll see that there's still one book left on the 
ground. Examine it, and you'll hear a voice telling you about the Sealed 
Library. Now that your curiosity has been aroused, walk around and talk 
to the people in the Abbey to get information about the Sealed Library. 
Be sure to speak with the boy who tells you there's secret switches on 
the statues in the courtyard, and then go talk to Lila up in the save 
room. Save your game, and then go out to the courtyard via the exit to 
the left of the library. Inspect the two statues and hit the switches on 
them. Then push them around so that they face each other and use the 
Tear Drop while standing between them. A strange light will appear and 
shoot inside revealing a crest on the wall. Head inside and use the Tear 
Drop in front of the triangular crest and you'll be transported to the 
Sealed Library. 

First, go down the stairs and use the Tear Drop to open the door there. 
Pick up the crate in the upper right corner of this next room to reveal 
a switch. Press it and continue into the next room. From here, go down 
the narrow staircase and through the next door. Now, lift the small 
crate and throw it at the orange crystal to open the next door (Note- If 
you mess up on any of the puzzles in here just use the Pocket Watch tool 
to reset the room to the way you first found it). Get the Medicine and 
Magic Carrot in the chests and continue into the next room. Head down 
the stairs and through the next doorway. Go north and throw the first 
two crates out of your way. Pick up the third but don't throw it yet. 
Step on the switch to the left, and then throw the crate at the orange 
crystal that appears on the right. Pick up the two Heal Berries and go 
through the opened passageway. 

In this area, you'll find a plethora of bookshelves with a fireplace at 
the very northern end of the room (Note- You should really take some 
time to read the books in here, because they may contain important 
information about things you will address later in the game). Along with 
a Magic Carrot and a Capuche, there are three blue books lying on the 
floor in this area. You need to find them all and throw each of them 
into the fireplace one at a time. One is in the southeast corner of the 
upper level (south of the Capuche), another is just to the right of the 
fireplace, and the last one is just southwest of the fireplace partially 
hidden behind a bookshelf. Once you've destroyed all of them, a stairway 
will appear below; go through it. Head over to the table in this room 
and examine the book on it. A monster will come out of it, but it's not 
the shadow that spoke to you in your dream. You've been tricked into 
releasing the monster and now it wants to kill you.
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Boss fight: NELGAUL  \_______________________________________
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HP: 300                                                      |
Exp- 100                                                     |
Gella- 320                                                   |
Recommended level- 2                                         |
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After having suffer through all the random battles it took   |
to get here, I just hope you have enough strength left to    |
take on this guy. Besides maybe being worn out from random   |
battles, this shouldn't be too difficult. Just make sure to  |
keep your HP up, because Nelgaul will occasionally use a     |
Brutal Attack which hits for considerable damage. Just use   |
Flame on him until he's dead, healing yourself with Heal     |
Berries when necessary. If you bound the spell Shield (or if |
you use a Mage Staff with Cecilia's Mystic force ability)    |
you can raise your defense until Nelgaul's attacks do zero   |
damage to you, making the battle ridiculously easy.          |
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After the fight, the shadow that spoke to you in your dream appears to 
you. It's actually Stoldark, the Water Guardian. In appreciation for 
what you've done, he grants you the Water Rune and proclaims you the 
Innocent One. You'll then be transported back to the Abbey. Go talk to 
Sister Mary (your teacher) to get your final farewells, and then leave 
Curan Abbey. Now you can choose one of the three characters to play as 
from here. It doesn't matter who you choose, so just pick your favorite 
and continue. From where you start out, go to Adlehyde (It's south from 
Surf Village, southeast from Memory Temple, and east from Curan Abbey).

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                                Adlehyde
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When you first get to Adlehyde, you'll immediately see a group of people 
come bursting into town with urgent news for a woman named Emma. Once 
that scene is over, explore town. Be sure to talk to some of the 
townspeople and search the town for 3 Heal Berries, Heat Salve, Hardy 
Apple, Agile Apple, Power Apple, Antidote, Magic Carrot, and 57g (Note- 
some of these items can only be found using Rudy's Bombs). Also take 
some time to check out the weapon and item shop, so you can stock your 
inventory. If you talk to the people in the city, you'll see that 
everyone's getting excited because of the upcoming Festival.

Adlehyde Item Shop           Adlehyde Weapon Shop
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Heal Berry- 20g              Long Sword- 210g
Antidote- 50g                Chrome Blade- 220g
Medicine- 50g                Magical Rod- 190g
Violet Rose- 50g             Hard Cloak- 205g
Heat Salve- 50g              War Coat- 220g
Pin Wheel- 50g               White Robe- 145g
Toy Hammer- 50g
Light Shroom- 50g

After you're done exploring, go inside the building north of the inn 
(marked with a screw/bolt sign). Head upstairs and talk to Emma. She'll 
explain to you that there's a monster problem up at Lolithia's Tomb 
where an archeological search is taking place. She offers you a 500g 
reward if you'll help fight the monsters, so accept her offer. Emma also 
suggests that you find some people to come along and help you, so exit 
town and go to the places where your other to characters are (either 
Surf Village, Memory Temple, or Curan Abbey). Talk to them and they'll 
ask to join your party, so let them.

But before you head to Lolithia's Tomb, you may want to make a few pit
stops. First, enter Memory Temple and examine the device where you put in
Jack's name before. This time, enter the password "Emiko" to proceed. Use
Cecilia's Tear Drop to open the next sealed door and take this path to
chests containing two Crest Graphs and a Holy Parasol. Next, you may want
to go back to Adlehyde and talk to the guy upstairs in Emma's shop. He is
an Arms meister and will upgrade Rudy's Arms for a fee (Note- There will
be an Arms meister in most towns that you visit). You may also want to
bind some spells to your newly acquired Crest Graphs. If you haven't
already, I highly recommend getting Escape. Once you've taken care
of business here, enter Lolithia's Tomb north of Adlehyde.

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                            Lolithia's Tomb
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First head up and through the doorway on the left to get two Heal 
Berries and a Potion Berry in the chests. Exit this room the way you 
came in, head right, and go through the doorway near the ladder. Go up 
the narrow hall and push the blocks out of the way to get two chests 
containing a Mystic Apple and Power Apple. Now, leave this room the way 
you came in and climb up the ladder. Take this walkway all the way 
around and go inside through the next door to find Emma. Talk to Emma 
and then have Rudy blow up the weak wall ahead. Continue into the next 
area and pick up the Buckler in the chest. Then jump off the ledge to 
the right, talk to the guards, and they'll let you in. Blow up the rocks 
ahead and continue. Head up this hallway and blow up the next pile of 
rocks at the end. In this next area, go through the next passageway you 
see and destroy the rocks in the corner to reveal a switch. Press it to 
lower the barrier to the left. Use Hanpan to get the Heal Berry in the 
chest to the left and then head up the staircase (Note- Use Hanpan to 
open any gold colored chests from a distance, because they explode when 
you open them). Grab the 50g to the right and walk left to another rock. 
Blow it up and jump off the ledge there. Hit the switch on the ground to 
lower the barrier just to the south, and then go through the doorway 
ahead of you. Push the blocks aside and hit the switch to open the door 
ahead. Go through it and grab the Crest Graph in the chest. Now, hike 
all the way back to where you jumped off the ledge before in this area 
and go through the doorway there. 

Quickly pass through this next hall and head right. Climb up the ladder 
and blow up the rock at the top. Head up the next ladder, and then the 
one after that on the right. Get the Revive Fruit in the chest and climb 
up the next ladder. Head left and jump off the first ledge. Jump off the 
ledge right below it and blow up the rock there to find a switch. Walk 
past the lowered barriers and use Hanpan to hit the switch. Go down to 
the second level and get the 130g at the west end of the room. Now, go 
to the top level and go through the doorway in the middle of the room. 
Head up the ladder and use the save point here. Then, enter the next 
room and go through the doorway to the right. 

In this area you'll find three passageways at the south end of the room 
(including the one you just came through) and a sealed door to the north 
with an area checkered with blocks on both sides of it. Push away the 
blocks in those two side areas to reach chests containing a Magic Carrot 
and Heal Berry. Go through the easternmost doorway at the south end of 
the room. Hit the switch there and go back inside. Go back through the 
westernmost doorway and head left and up to a chest containing 300g. 
Head back inside the previous room on the right and go through the 
middle doorway at the south end of the room. Climb down the ladder, walk 
under the bridges to the left, and get the Hardy Apple in the chest. 
Now, head to the right end of this area and walk north through the next 
doorway. Pass through this hall and inspect the back of the demon statue 
in this next room. Press the button you find, and four small blocks will 
appear. Push them onto the four corners around the statue and a stairway 
and path will appear. Go up the stairs and use the Tear Drop in front of 
the big door to open it. But just as you're about to head inside, a 
monster comes out to challenge you.
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Boss fight: MAGTORTOUS  \____________________________________
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HP: 2000                                                     |
Exp- 360                                                     |
Gella- 320                                                   |
Recommended level- 5                                         |
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Looking at that HP you can probably tell it's going to take a|
while to bring this guy down, but otherwise, it's not that   |
hard. Besides having some high attack power, Magtortous uses |
an attack near the end of the fight that hits everyone for a |
hefty amount of damage. But just keep everyone's HP near max |
to be ready for it. Jack should start attacking right away   |
with Psycho Crack, while Rudy builds up his force gauge, and |
Cecilia casts assist spells like Shield (that is, if you've  |
been cashing in all the Crest Graphs you've collected so     |
far). Once Rudy builds enough force, have him use Arm Lock   |
On with Hand Cannon every turn to cause a great deal of      |
damage. Then have Cecilia cast Flame, or whatever other      |
attack spell you might have acquired at this point.          |
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Once you've dealt with Magtortous, go through the big doorway. Pick up 
the Magic Carrot and Heal Berry in the chests and inspect the huge 
Golem. After awing over this thing, it's time to go tell Emma what 
you've found. So now, hike all the way back to the entrance to the tomb 
and talk to Emma (unless you have the spell Escape, which takes you 
there in an instant). After hearing the news you'll all go back to the 
site to look at it. This is indeed Lolithia, the ancient Golem sealed in 
this tomb. Emma and her crew then tie up the giant and lift it out of 
the tomb so it can be displayed at the festival. Now, head back to 
Adlehyde and go to the inn to rest. Cecilia will thank Jack and Rudy for
helping her, but then she leaves them to return to the castle. Rest up
and then morning will dawn on the day of the Festival

                          --------------------
                          The Awaited Festival
                          --------------------

The next morning, head over to the east end of town to reach the 
festival. Search around the area for a Toy Hammer and 49g, and then go 
talk to Emma to pick up the 500g reward she promised you. Before you 
continue, you should really take some time to play the games the 
festival has to offer. Some of them are pricey, but you can get some 
very good prizes for your trouble. Besides the games, you may also want
to consider spending some money on the Small Flowers being sold for
cheap. These rare flowers temporarily raise your Luck by one level and
cannot be purchased at any other shop in the game, so stock up on them
now.

The Ultimate Chicken Game
-------------------------
Cost- 100g
Description- You have to stop as close as you can to the wall without 
actually running into it. The closer you are, the better the prize, but 
if you hit the wall you won't get anything. Try hitting X to stop right 
when you reach the flowers near the end to get really close. The best 
prize you can get here is a Magic Carrot. 

Ball Strike Game
----------------
Cost- 30g
Description- In this game you have one chance to throw a ball so that it 
lands as close to the target's center as possible. The problem is that 
the ball bounces, and does so randomly. Just throw it at the center, and 
if you're lucky, you'll get something good. The best prize you can get 
from this game is a Secret Sign, which you'll win if you land the ball 
right in the center of the target.

Lucky Mole Catching Game
------------------------
Cost- 100g
Description- Basically you just run around like mad trying to pull as 
many moles out of the ground as you can within the time limit. Catch 
them as the pop out and run back to the center of the area until another 
set of them come up. This game offers a huge range of prizes depending 
on how many you capture. You'll want to shoot for the 12+ range to get 
the really good prizes like the power up apples and Full Revives.

Time Trial Run
--------------
Cost- Nothing
Description- Just dash around the course as fast as you can to try to 
get the best time. Because there is no cost, likewise, there are no 
prizes. This one's just for fun.

After doing everything you want to do here, go to the northeast corner 
of the area and talk to the woman who has lost her child. She says he's 
holding a red balloon. So go back to the main part of town to look for 
him. You should easily spot him standing just north of the weapon/item 
shop. Talk to him, and he'll let go of his balloon. It'll float up to 
the sky as a dark cloud descends on Adlehyde, and fire and demons fall 
from the sky. Adlehyde has fallen victim to a sneak attack. When you 
regain control, head over to the castle gate at the north end of town 
(making sure to avoid monsters) and help Cecilia. Fight off the monsters 
there, and Cecilia will tell you that the castle gates will only be open 
for five minutes. So you must hurry around town, find all the survivors, 
and bring them back to the castle before time is up. Just talk to anyone 
who isn't lying motionless on the ground, and make sure to avoid the 
monsters roaming around. You should be able to make it with one or two 
minutes to spare. 

With all the survivors safe inside the castle, the gates are shut so the 
demons can't get in. But then Belselk, a member of the evil Quarter 
Knights, shows up and demands the sacred Tear Drop. Meanwhile inside the 
castle, search around for a Crest Graph, Moon Stone, and 200g. Then go 
to the throne room and talk to the guard in the upper left corner. He'll 
let you in to see the king. Go up the next two staircases and find the 
king's chambers. Have Cecilia talk to him, and you'll find out that he 
is badly wounded, and that the castle doesn't have enough supplies to 
last in this siege for long. Once you get news that the demons are after 
the Tear Drop, Cecilia decides that she wants to give it up for the 
safety of the people. But her father forbids her to give it up, so he 
tells her to go to her room and stay there no matter what happens. But 
knowing that innocent people will suffer if this lasts for long, you all 
decide to try to sneak into town through a secret underground 
passageway, so that you can give the demons what they want. Use the save 
parrot in your room, and leave.

Go down the hall on the right, take the next hall to the right, and go 
through the door at the very end. You're going to have to be good at 
dashing and maneuvering to get through this next part. From here to the 
kitchen, there are guards roaming around. If they catch you, you'll have 
to start over from your room again. If a guard sees you, he'll chase 
after you so dash away from him until you lose him. First, walk left and 
dash south past the first two guards. Head east at the corner over to 
the next bend. Dash north past the guard and get past the next guard 
going to the left. Get by the guard at the next intersection and head up 
to a doorway. Go through it and down the stairs inside. Walk through the 
passageway to the north and quickly run left to avoid the guard in this 
hallway and reach the kitchen. Once you're there, talk to the cook 
standing near the two big pots. Tell him that's your ready to go and 
he'll drop you into the underground passageway.

                           ------------------
                           The Secret Passage
                           ------------------

From the save point at the beginning, throw the three crates out of your 
way and head along the path to a fork. Go right, and use Hanpan to grab 
the chest containing a Magic Carrot on the other side of the water. 
Continue to walk around the path and move the small crate out of your 
way. At the next fork go up and left. Follow the path to another 
junction and head left. Use Hanpan to get the Power Apple in the chest 
across the water, and then go back to the previous junction. Head down 
to a bunch of small crates and move them all out of the way and head 
right. Move the small crates out of your way as necessary and find the 
Mystic Apple and 3g in this area. Return to the fork and head south. 
Move the crates to the left and go up the narrow path to the far left to 
get an Agile Apple. Go back down the way you came and take the narrow 
path going right. 

Follow this path southeast and use Hanpan to get the Hardy Apple in the 
chest across the water. Move the three crates and continue to the right 
to a chest containing 120g. Go back a little ways and head up and to the 
right. Move the two crates and continue along the path. Go down and take 
the leftmost path at the fork. Grab the Magic Carrot in the chest and 
continue south through the passageway. Use the save point here and then 
go up the staircase to the right to emerge in a building back in town. 
Get the Potion Berry in the chest, push the blocks out of the way, and 
go outside. Head over to the center of town to find Belselk. Talk to him 
and you'll relinquish the Tear Drop, but it looks like Jack doesn't want 
them to get away without a fight. It's time to battle Belselk.
____________________
                    \
Boss fight: BELSELK  \_______________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 2000                                                     |
Exp- 600                                                     |
Gella- 0                                                     |
Recommended level- 5                                         |
                                                             |
Belselk would be really challenging if he attacked you every |
turn. But instead he just stands there and taunts you most of|
the time. The one attack that he will use occasionally is    |
very powerful, which can do upwards of 200 HP of damage to a |
single character. Have Jack pound away with Psycho Crack     |
every turn, while Rudy uses Hand Cannon hooked with Arm Lock |
On. Cecilia should use her best attack spells and heal if    |
Belselk attacks you.                                         |
_____________________________________________________________/

After taking some abuse, Belselk will abandon the fight and take his 
leave with the Tear Drop, while his other minions steal the Golems from 
the festival displays. Back at the castle, Cecilia talks to her father 
who is now on his death bed. She now realizes how important the Tear 
Drop is and wants to get it back. She pleads to Jack to let her go with 
them, but he is stubborn to trust royalty. But then Cecilia takes Jack's 
sword and cuts her hair short, to prove that she has let go of her old 
self and can be trusted. And after his final words, Cecilia's father 
will die. Later on the funeral is arranged for all who died in the 
attack, and as you watch the tearful procession, the opening credits 
will roll. This has been an introduction so far. Your real journey has 
just begun.

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                       II. The Guardian Statues

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One week later, Jack and Rudy are in the castle talking about their big 
upcoming adventure. Then they'll realize that it's time to go get 
Cecilia and head off. Walk over to Cecilia's room and get her. But 
before you leave the castle, go talk to Minister Johan in the conference 
room. He'll tell you that you should cross through Mountain Pass to the 
west to a town called Milama. Now that you know where to go, it's time 
to leave, but first pick up the nice parting gifts that Johan has left 
for you: Magic Carrot, Power Apple, Missanga, Mystic Apple, Revive 
Fruit, Lucky Card, and 1600g altogether. That's certainly a nice way to 
start your adventure. Leave town and head west on the world map to reach 
the Mountain Pass (it's south of the Memory Temple). And be sure to come 
back to the castle later when you have a spare Duplicator to get four 
Crest Graphs and a Secret Sign.

                             -------------
                             Mountain Pass
                             -------------

Head up past the two guards and then head left and through the next 
passageway (beware not to step on the plants in the caves, or else 
you'll take damage). Walk north in this dark room to reach a lamp. Head 
left from there and then up until you find a little yellow thing at the 
foot of some stairs. Pick it up and you'll receive Jack's Lighter tool, 
which you can use to light the lamps within the cave. But after you 
light a lamp, it won't stay lit for very long, so quickly get where you 
need to go before the room goes dark again. Now, walk back over to the 
lamp you found and light it. Quickly run back over to where you found 
the Lighter and climb up the long stair set there. Keep heading up and 
light the next lamp to the right of the passageway. Ignore the 
passageway for now and continue down the path. Blow up the rocks 
blocking the Magic Carrot in the chest, pick it up, and then go back up 
and through the passageway. Head north and light the lamp there. Head 
left and up to two chests containing an Antidote and Heal Berry. Go back 
to the lamp and head right. Blow up the rocks blocking the path and 
climb up the stair set. Keep heading north and left to find a 
passageway. Destroy the rocks blocking it and continue. Head through the 
cave on the right to reach a save point, but go left to exit outside.

Walk left along the path and go down the stair set at the end. Head 
right and get the Heal Berry in the chest. Then go left across the 
natural bridge. You'll be stopped by a great gust of wind, and Jack will 
receive his Fast Draw hint for Sonic Buster. Continue across the bridge 
and go down the stairs. Go down the next stair set also and get the 
Antidote in the chest. Walk left and go up the next stair set. Pick up 
the Antidote in the chest, go back down the stairs, and climb down the 
stairs just to the southwest. Go right, follow this path all the way 
around to a cave and enter it. Head north and light the lamp. Walk 
southwest and light the next lamp. Continue south and blow up the rocks 
in your path to reach the next lamp on the right. Light it and go south, 
blowing up any rocks blocking your path. Keep going south all the way to 
the next lamp and light it. Head left and down to a fork. Go left and 
use Hanpan to get the Olive Branch in the chest surrounded by plants. 
Then go right and down the path. Blow up the rocks to the left and head 
left to reach a lamp and a chest containing a Crest Graph. Light the 
lamp, head back over to the path and continue south. Exit through the 
passageway at the end. Use bombs to destroy the weak wall to the right 
and pick up the Magic Map inside this small room. Exit the way you came 
in and head south past the two guards to exit Mountain Pass. Once you're 
back on the world map head south to find Milama Village. 

                             --------------
                             Milama Village
                             --------------

As you can see, Milama is a peaceful little town on the water. Take time 
to search the village for a Hardy Apple, 10 Gallon Hat, Cute Ribbon, 
Mystic Apple, Heal Berry, Agile Apple, Power Apple, Potion Berry, Violet 
Rose, Crest Graph, and 813g. Also check out the shops here for some nice 
weapon and armor upgrades.

Milama Item Shop         Milama Weapon Shop        Milama Armor Shop 
----------------         ------------------        -----------------
Heal Berry- 20g          Bastard Sword- 500g       Armor Vest- 480g
Antidote- 50g            Might Blade- 530g         Sun Poncho- 515g
Medicine- 50g            Dream Wand- 480g          Mist Blazer- 440g
Violet Rose- 50g
Heat Salve- 50g
Pin Wheel- 50g
Toy Hammer- 50g
Holy Symbol- 50g
Light Shroom- 50g

If you talk to the people in town, some of them will probably mention 
the Guardian Shrine to the north. You'll also hear that the owner of the
town's pub is the grandson of the caretaker of the Guardian Shrine. Go
talk to him and he tells you to wait until all the other customers leave
before you discuss the Guardians. Once everyone's gone, he'll tell you
the password his grandfather taught him and give you the Holy Medal,
which is the sign you need to enter the shrine. Now leave town and head
northwest to reach the Guardian Shrine.

                            ---------------
                            Guardian Shrine
                            ---------------

First walk up to the door at the north end of the room and examine it. 
There's an inscription there that tells you to show the sign when the 
time is right. Now, climb up any of the two staircases alongside of the
locked door. Here you'll find twelve torch stands in a big circle in the
center of the room. Think of this circle as a clock, and each torch is a
number on the clock (E.g. the very top torch is twelve and the very
bottom one is six). Use Jack's Lighter to light the torches in this
order: 2, 10, 6, 12. If you do this right, all the torches will light
up. Then go back downstairs and use the Holy Medal in front of the
locked door to open it. Go down the staircase it reveals.

This next area is symmetrical, so anything you find on the left side of 
the room, you'll find on the right side of the room also. Pick up the 
two Magic Carrots on both sides of this room and go through the door at 
the south end of the room. Get the three Mystic Apples and go back to 
the previous room. Go through the doorway on either side of this room 
and then head through the next doorway at the far end of the hall to 
pick up a Crest Graph in the small room. Do the same thing on the other 
side and pick up the Crest Graph there. Now, from either of those two 
hallways, go through the doorway at the near end of the hall and exit 
this area through the middle doorway. Use the save point in this next 
area and continue into the next area. Pass through the next hall to 
reach the torch maze. In this room you'll find seven torch stands lined 
up in the shape of a giant "H", and a locked door at the north end of 
the room. To unlock the door, you must light all the torches in a 
special order, because once you light the first torch, the maze of 
barriers will appear, restricting your movements. The maze will change 
each time you light a torch. This is the order in which to light them: 
top right, middle right, upper left, bottom left, middle left, bottom 
right, middle. Or you can refer to this diagram:

                                 3   1
                                 5 7 2
                                 4   6

Go through the opened doorway to find a big mirror in the next room. But 
as Cecilia walks up to the mirror, she disappears into it, and Jack and 
Rudy follow her. You'll then be separated, and each character will have 
to make it through the next few areas by themselves. You can change what 
character you're controlling anytime you want to, and you don't have to 
do these solo missions in any particular order.

Jack: These paths will test your skills using Hanpan. First head north 
and hit the switch to lower the barrier (It doesn't get any easier than 
that). Use Hanpan to hit the next two switches and continue. Now, you'll 
have to throw Hanpan diagonally to hit the next two switches. Then head 
north into the next room. Use Hanpan to hit the two switches in the 
corners to lower the next barrier. Continue north and take the path 
farthest to the left. Hit the switch to the left, and keep heading up to 
hit the switch at the end. Head back and take the path farthest to the 
right up. Follow this path up past the lowered barrier and into the next 
area. Examine the sword in this room and try to pick it up. You'll have 
a vision, and then you are transported to another room.

Cecilia: In this first area you'll find small blocks that you must push 
up narrow channels to advance. Head up and push the block up the left 
channel. At the next one, push the block up the left channel too. Push 
the block up the right channel at the one after that. Continue north and 
enter the next area. Push the block on the right up and push the other 
block out of the way to the left. Enter the next area, head up, and 
you'll appear to be back in Adlehyde castle. After this depressing 
vision you are transported to the target room.

Rudy: Head up and blow up all the stone slabs in your path. Enter the 
next area to find a maze of stone slabs. Some of them have 
indestructible boulders hidden under them, while others are just like 
the ones you destroyed in the previous room. Start off on the left and 
make your way through the maze. Exit this area through the big doorway 
at the end to find Tony. Him and all the people of Surf Village appear, 
and you have your vision. Then you are transported to the target room. 

Once everyone is back together, you'll hear the voices of the Guardians 
and then they will appear to you. They explain that the demons are 
trying to revive their lord, Mother, who will surely see to the 
destruction of the world. They then grant you all with the Summon 
Guardian force ability, so you can use their power to fight the demons. 
They try to transport you to where the demons are so you can fight them, 
but the growing strength of Mother prevents it. But instead, they decide 
to give you a different mission for now. They transport you out of the 
shrine, and then you see a scene of the Quarter Knights further 
discussing their plan to revive Mother. You'll end up in some unknown 
place and find that you've acquired the Earth, Fire, and Wind Runes. 
Once you're back on the world map, go northwest to a place called Baskar 
Village.

                             --------------
                             Baskar Village
                             --------------

This is a tribal village, and all the people around here are very 
spiritual and in touch with nature. Explore the village for two Heal 
Berries, a Magic Carrot, Agile Apple, Crest Graph, Power Apple, and 
898g. Also visit the item shop and the traveling merchant here to stock 
up on weapons and items.

Baskar Village Item Shop           Baskar Village Weapon Shop
------------------------           --------------------------
Heal Berry- 20g                    Claymore- 1100g
Medicine- 50g                      Vopal Razor- 1250g
Antidote- 50g                      Prism Staff- 950g
Violet Rose- 50g                   Guard Jacket- 1010g
Light Shroom- 50g                  Journey Coat- 1125g
                                   Magus Robe- 925g
                                   Heat Salve- 50g
                                   Pin Wheel- 50g
                                   Toy Hammer- 50g

Go talk to the chief of the village. He knows about the demons' plan to 
revive Mother, and he tells you about the three heart pieces of Mother. 
Long ago, Mother's heart was shattered into three pieces, and those 
pieces were sealed within guardian statues. The chief is sure that the 
demons are after the heart pieces. You must defend the statues so that 
they cannot get them. The closest statue is on top of Mount Zenom to the 
north. But before you go there, the chief suggests that you go to the 
Wind Alter at the north end of the village. Go there, and climb to the 
top, but nothing will happen for now. So now, go stock up on Antidotes, 
Heat Salves, and Heal Berries, and then go to Mount Zenom.

                               -----------
                               Mount Zenom
                               -----------

Talk to the guard outside and he'll let you through. Go inside and push 
the bottom right statue up so that the door in this room opens. Go up 
the staircase and head right. Exit this area through the passageway at 
the end to end up outside. Walk left and get the Heal Berry in the chest 
next to the tree. Pick up the Lucky Card in the chest just north of that 
Heal Berry and continue west. Get the Blue Circlet at the end of the 
path and go inside the cave. Head northwest and use the Lighter to burn 
down the bushes blocking your path. Continue north and climb the 
staircase at the end of the path. Destroy the bushes blocking your path 
and then go back outside. Walk to the right and go up the stairs along 
the path to reach a Secret Sign. 

Now, go back down the stairs and go inside the cave to the right. Head 
right and then down to four statues. Push the statue furthest to the 
left toward the others to open the door ahead. Now, go north and climb 
up the staircase at the end of the path. Walk to the right and burn down 
the bushes blocking your path as you go. Exit this area through the 
passageway at the end to get back outside. Go down the stairs just to 
the south and have Hanpan open all five chests containing Heal Berries. 
Go back up the stairs and you'll see some boulders tumble down the 
mountain. After observing this, Jack acquires his Fast Draw hint for 
Meteor Dive.

Continue to the left and get the Potion Berry in the chest at the end of 
the path. Then go inside the cave. Head up the path, making sure to burn 
all the bushes along the path to find a hidden switch. Step on the 
switch to open the door at the end of the path. Climb up the staircase 
and walk south. Destroy the bushes blocking your path and exit through 
the passageway at the end. Go outside again and enter the cave to the 
right. Align all the statues in this area to open the door and get the 
Mystic Word in the next room. Go back outside, walk left, and go inside 
the cave at the very end of the path. Head up and climb the staircase. 
Use the save point here and go outside. Follow the path to the right and 
go inside the cave at the end. Align the statues in this area and go 
through the passageway at the end to emerge outside in the statue's 
courtyard. Inspect the statue and Belselk will show up. Powerless to 
stop him, he destroys the statue and leaves you to fight with his pet, 
the Orga Widow.
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                       \
Boss fight: ORGA WIDOW  \____________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 5000                                                     |
Exp- 900                                                     |
Gella- 990                                                   |
Recommended level- 10                                        |
                                                             |
Orga Widow makes all the other bosses so far look like       |
pushovers. Aside from having some high attack power, this    |
spider will also cast Poison occasionally. But the attack you|
really need to look out for is the Capture Web, which damages|
and paralyzes all of your party members. If everyone gets    |
paralyzed at the same time, you just better hope that someone|
gets a Condition Green before they're killed off. To counter |
this, have one of your characters equipped with the Blue     |
Circlet, and have plenty of Heat Salves in your item         |
inventory. Jack should chip away with Meteor Dive every turn |
you can, and have him heal with items as necessary. Have Rudy|
fire away with his Hand Cannon. Cecilia should start the     |
fight by casting Armor Down, Shield, and any other assist    |
spells you may have. Let her build her force gauge to level 2|
so she can summon Stoldark, who does a phenomenal amount of  |
damage this battle (mine did well over 1000). Just quickly   |
remedy any negative status changes your party gets, keep your|
HP up, and you should do fine.                               |
_____________________________________________________________/

Once you've killed the Orga Widow, collect the Summit Rune and leave the 
mountain (Note- Make sure you grab the Crest Graph on your way down by 
jumping off the broken bridges outside. Once you've done that, you can 
go inside any of the caves and use Escape, a spell you really should 
have picked up by now). After seeing the Mother scene, return to Baskar 
Village and talk to the chief. He tells you that there's still two 
statues left at Saint Centour and Port Timney. Then he gives you the 
Kizim Fire, which you can use to activate the Elw Pyramid transporters. 
So exit the village and go to the Elw Pyramid to the northeast. When you 
get there, go down the staircase behind the left waterfall. Head right 
and through the next doorway. Use the Kizim Fire in front of the 
mechanism to activate the transporter upstairs. Go back upstairs and 
enter the portal room. Step onto the portal and you'll be transported to 
another Elw Pyramid. Pick up the Hard Guard in this pyramid and then 
leave. Go south on the world map to reach the town of Saint Centour.

                             -------------
                             Saint Centour
                             -------------

As you try to pass through the front gate of the town, you'll be pushed 
away by its security system. A local comes out and tells you that the 
security system that protects Saint Centour keeps monsters and demons 
out. It turns out that Hanpan is the reason the security system went 
off. Once that's over, head into town. Search around town for a Magic 
Carrot, Power Apple, Agile Apple, Crest Graph, and 1350g. You'll notice 
that there are many chests that are being guarded or blocked. Don't 
worry about those for now. Talk to the people around town and check out 
the shops as well. While you're at it, go bind some spells to your Crest 
Graphs and upgrade Rudy's Arm if you haven't done so in a while.

Saint Centour Item Shop           Saint Centour Weapon Shop
-----------------------           -------------------------
Heal Berry- 20g                   Bronze Sword- 2050g
Antidote- 50g                     Crystal Edge- 2400g
Medicine- 50g                     Rune Staff- 1800g
Violet Rose- 50g                  Chain Cloak- 2000g
Heat Salve- 50g                   Survive Cape- 2200g
Pin Wheel- 50g                    Protect Cape- 1400g
Toy Hammer- 50g
Holy Symbol- 50g
Light Shroom- 50g

If you talk to the townspeople, you'll find out that they believe that 
this town is protected by the Holy Guardian. You'll also hear that 
people have been getting abducted and then returned unharmed, except for 
a loss of memory. Go talk to the guy in the house southwest of the inn. 
He'll tell you that the abducted people show up near Cage Tower to the 
east. Then he asks you to go over there to investigate this matter. Say 
yes, and he gives you the Key Plate, which will open the front gate to 
the tower. Now, rest and save your game if you haven't done so already, 
and head over to Cage Tower.

                               ----------
                               Cage Tower
                               ----------

Use the Key Plate to open the door and go inside. From there, head up 
the staircase on the left and hit the switch in this small room. Go back 
to the first room and up the staircase on the right. Walk south and then 
left and pick up the Crest Graph at the end of the path. Then climb down 
the staircase in this hall. Hit the switch at the north end of the room 
and then go back upstairs. Head over to the very right end of this area 
and go down the stairs there. Go north and climb up the next two 
staircases. 

In the next few areas you'll find tile bridges that collapse as you walk 
across them. Don't dash across these bridges. Just walk without stopping 
and you'll easily outrun the falling tiles behind you. Now, walk left 
and make your way south across the first tile bridge. Go across the next 
one going east, and the one after that going north. Climb up the 
staircase at the end of the path. Walk south along this next tile bridge 
and make your way onto the platform with the two chests. Pick up the 
Bullet Clip and Round Shield, and have Rudy open the Arm case to obtain 
his Prism Ray Arm. Continue up along the tile bridge and climb up the 
staircase at the end of the path. Walk south and then left along the 
next tile bridge and hit the switch to the southeast. Get back on the 
bridge and walk right and down onto the next platform. Hit the switch 
here and follow the bridge all the way up to the end. Ascend the 
staircase there and pass through the next two areas. 

Follow the path in this next area and use the save point in the middle. 
Then continue up the next staircase. At the south end of this next room 
you'll find three staircases alongside each other. You must climb up the 
staircases in a certain order to advance. First Climb up the right one, 
then the left one, then the right one again. Then climb up the staircase 
at the north end of the room. Pick up the three Goat Dolls in the chests 
at the south end of the room and ascend the next staircase. Keep 
climbing up the staircases until you reach the outside of the tower. 
Climb up the two ladders and step in between the three posts. Then 
Alhazad, another Quarter Knight, appears and traps you inside a prism. 
He leaves you to battle with the Night Gaunt while he goes to take the 
statue. It's time to fight once again. 
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                        \
Boss fight: NIGHT GAUNT  \___________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 7000                                                     |
Exp- 2490                                                    |
Gella- 3500                                                  |
Recommended level- 12                                        |
                                                             |
The Night Gaunt shouldn't give you too much trouble. For the |
most part, its attacks are fairly weak. Its major attack     |
verses all is the Mysterious Ray, but even that only does    |
just over 100 damage. Have Jack lay into it with Meteor Dive,|
and have Rudy punish it with his Hand Cannon. Cecilia should |
begin by casting Armor Down and other assist spells, and then|
use her strongest attack spells like Break. Let her summon   |
Stoldark when she can, but don't expect it to be as          |
spectacular as it was in the last boss fight.                |
_____________________________________________________________/

With the Night Gaunt dead, your only problem now is getting out if this 
trap. Just when it seems all hope is lost, a stranger and her servant 
come up to the top of the tower. Meet Calamity Jane, a bounty hunter, 
treasure hunter, and Arm wielder (kind of like Jack and Rudy combined). 
It turns out that she had a bounty on the Night Gaunt, but you've 
already killed it. So she makes you a deal. If you pay her 2000g, then 
she'll set you free. You have no choice but to pay up. Once that's over 
leave the tower and head back to Saint Centour (again, this is where 
Escape comes in handy). 

When you get back to Saint Centour, the town is deserted with the 
exception of the blind girl. Head over to where the statue is to find 
that it has indeed been destroyed. Things are not looking up, as you 
only have one more statue left to defend, and it seems like the demons 
are always one step ahead. Inspect the statue to get the Saint Rune, and 
then go around town to pick up the items you couldn't get before: 
Ambrosia, two Potion Berries, Secret Sign, Lucky Card, Bone, Bullet 
Clip, and a Duplicator. Now, leave town, and you'll see another scene 
where Mother gets stronger. Go to the Elw Pyramid in the east and use it 
to transport to the next area. Then go to Port Timney in the west.

                               -----------
                               Port Timney
                               -----------

This is a town on the water, home to merchants and sailors. Take some 
time to explore town for a Hardy Apple, Potion Berry, Revive Fruit, 
Crest Graph, Duplicator, and 2510g. If you explore the north part of 
town, you'll find a bunch of large crates. Blow them up to reveal the 
boy trapped inside. But it turns out that this kid is a common 
pickpocket. He pilfers some money off the rich guy to give to you as 
thanks for letting him out, but you won't accept it. Then he puts the 
money back and takes his leave. Once that's over, Jack gets his Fast 
Draw hint for Trickster.

Port Timney Item Shop           Port Timney Weapon Shop
---------------------           -----------------------
Heal Berry- 20g                 Bronze Sword- 2050g
Antidote- 50g                   Crystal Edge- 2400g
Medicine- 50g                   Rune Staff- 1800g
Violet Rose- 50g                Chain Cloak- 2000g
Heat Salve- 50g                 Survive Cape- 2200g
Pin Wheel- 50g                  Protect Cape- 1400g
Toy Hammer- 50g
Holy Symbol- 50g
Light Shroom- 50g

After you're done exploring town, go to the pub to find a depressed, 
drunken ship captain named Bartholomew. He's feeling down on himself 
because he can't attain the precious Crystal Bud, hidden deep within the 
Maze of Death. He also mentions something about a statue he has on his 
ship, so you decide to go get the Crystal Bud for him, so that you might 
be able to get on his ship to protect the statue. Now, rest up, save, 
and leave town. Head to the northern end of the desert to the west to 
find the Maze of Death.

                              -------------
                              Maze of Death
                              -------------

First, head up the entranceway and through the first doorway. Push the 
big block in front of you forward and out of the way. In this room there 
are three big blocks that you can push out of your way to reach the 
doorways they are blocking. Let's just call this the main room, because 
you'll be coming back here a lot. Now, go through the passageway at the 
bottom right corner of the room. Follow the next few paths all the way 
to a small room containing an Agile Apple, Mystic Apple, Hardy Apple, 
and Power Apple (Note- Be sure not to step on any of the water on the 
ground, or you'll take damage). 

Pick those up, go back to the main room, and go through the doorway in 
the northwest corner. Pass through the next two rooms going north and 
push the statue in the room at the end. There are five statues like this 
one located in this place, and your objective is to find and push them 
all. Head back to the main room and go through the northeast doorway. 
Pass through the next two rooms and head right in the room after that. 
Go up through the doorway there and push the statue in this room. Leave 
this room the way you came in and go through the doorway to the south. 
Head to the right side of this room and hit the button on the ground to 
make stairs appear. Go up the stairs and into the next room. Pass 
through this hall and go through the southern doorway in this next area. 
Carefully walk around the pit and get the Clear Chime in the chest. Now, 
exit this room through the southern doorway. Push the statue here and 
return to the main room. 

Go through the southwestern passageway. Pass through the first three 
rooms and then head right in the next room. Go through the southern 
doorway and get the Crest Graph in the chest. Then exit through the 
southern passageway and push the statue there. Pass back through the 
previous room and head up. Hit the button on the ground near the doorway 
and stairs will appear. Climb down the stairs and head through the 
doorway on the left to find the last statue. Push it and go through the 
doorway near the button you just pressed. Go up the small stair set to 
the right and get the Heal Berry and Magic Carrot in the chests. 
Continue to the right and jump off the ledge at the end. Go through the 
doorway to the south and head all the way to the right end of this hall. 
Walk through the southern passageway and pass through this room. Make 
your way through the next room also and head right in the room after 
that. Walk north and through the next passageway. Follow the path up 
past all the statues (which should all be out of the way if you've 
pushed all the statues in this dungeon) and go through the doorway at 
the end. 

Pick up the Crystal Bud on the ground and the whole place will start 
falling apart. You have three minutes to get out of here before the 
place collapses, but that shouldn't be difficult if you know the way 
back. If you have the spell Escape, you won't even need three seconds to 
get out of here. But don't completely exit the Maze of Death just yet. If
you're up to it, you can now access a new area of the dungeon where an
optional boss dwells. To get there, go through the north doorway in the
center of the main room. Here you'll find a wall that you can blow up
with Rudy's bombs. This will reveal a path leading to two Crest Graphs,
and ultimately the monster Chaos. Just know that once you leave the Maze
of Death you will not be able to return, so this is your only chance to
fight this boss.
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                  \
Boss fight: CHAOS  \_________________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 8000                                                     |
Exp- 3900                                                    |
Gella- 1500                                                  |
Recommended level- 14                                        |
                                                             |
This can turn out to be an annoying fight, as Chaos is a big |
nusience fighter. Not only will she frequently cast Silence  |
to disable Cecilia's magic and Jack's Fast Draws, but she'll |
also cast Sleep every once in awhile. To counter this, have  |
Cecilia come packing the Awaken spell. Cast it every few     |
rounds to prevent your party from falling asleep. Also be    |
sure to bring along plenty of Violet Roses to remedy the     |
Silence status change. Besides annoying you with status      |
changes, Chaos will attack you with Purple Electric, which   |
can do well over 200 damage. Start the battle by having      |
Cecilia cast spells like Slow Down, Armor Down, and Awaken   |
to make the fight run more smoothly. Jack should use Meteor  |
Dive every opportunity he gets, while Rudy blasts away with  |
Hand Cannon. Keeping your HP up shouldn't be too much of a   |
problem, as Chaos likes to pester you with Silence and Sleep |
more often than attack. Just remember to have Cecilia recast |
Awaken every few turns. Also, be sure to attack using your   |
Guardians whenever you get the chance. Cecilia should be     |
using the Water Rune, while Jack has the Saint Rune.         |
However, Rudy will probably be best off spending his force   |
gauge on ARM Lock On to ensure 100% accuracy with his Hand   |
Cannon. Near the end of the fight, Chaos will start          |
frequently using her most powerful attack, the Gamma Ray,    |
which can do over 400 damage. Once she starts employing      |
Gamma Ray, make sure you keep everyone well healed. Then     |
just keep chipping away until Chaos goes down.               |
_____________________________________________________________/

Beat Chaos, and you'll get the Death Rune, which is a decent Rune 
for Cecilia. Once you leave the Maze of Death for good, head back to
town.

                        -------------------------
                        The Return to Port Timney 
                        -------------------------

When you get back to town, go talk to Bartholomew. When he sees that you 
have the Crystal Bud, he'll readily offer you 5000g for it. Accept his 
offer, and Bartholomew's rival, Drake, shows up. Drake will be very 
surprised to see the Crystal Bud in Bartholomew's possession, but he 
reminds the captain that he still doesn't even have a fiance to give the 
precious item to as a token of marriage. Then, without thinking, he sees 
Cecilia and says that she's the girl he's going to marry. Calling 
Bartholomew's bluff, Drake arranges for the wedding to be tomorrow. Once 
Drake leaves, Bartholomew apologizes for dragging you into this, but he 
does let you come on his boat. At least you can get to the statue now.

Once you're on his ship, the Sweet Candy, Bartholomew suggests that you 
study marriage customs and rest up for the big day tomorrow. So talk to 
all the people on the boat to get information on wedding customs. When 
you're ready, save your game and rest. The next day the wedding begins. 
Choices will come up during the ceremony that you must make. These are 
the correct choices for the questions in the ceremony: bride walks 
forward, Olivia Clare, Bartholomew, Sweet Candy, Old Moon, right hand, 
Crystal Bud, 8th, Lucadia, go for it. But just when you think the hard 
part's all over, a new villain hits the scene, and he's come to destroy 
the statue. Meet Zed, the moronic Quarter Knight wantabe who adds more 
humor to the game than any other character. Once he's done talking, it's 
time to fight.
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Boss fight: ZED  \___________________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 7500                                                     |
Exp- 4200                                                    |
Gella- 0                                                     |
Recommended level- 15                                        |
                                                             |
Just by listening to the sound of Zed's battle music, you    |
know right from the beginning that this battle is going to be|
a blast. He really only uses two attacks. Doom Bringer is a  |
fairly weak attack that does 100 damage to a single          |
character, but his other attack does upwards of 300 damage.  |
Not only that, but Zed is fast, so expect him to get the     |
first attack. From start to finish Jack should pound away    |
with Meteor Dive and Rudy should use his Hand Cannon. Have   |
Cecilia cast Slow Down on Zed and Shield on your party. Then |
have her use her most powerful attack spells and heal when   |
necessary. Have fun!                                         |
_____________________________________________________________/

After you've dispersed Zed, the whole ship is thrown into a panic. 
Quickly make your way to the back of the boat to find Lady Harken, 
another member of the Quarter Knights. Despite Jack's attempt to stop 
her, she slices the statue in half and takes off. Now there's nothing to 
stop Mother from being revived. Get the Thunder Rune, and then you'll go 
back inside the ship. Go talk to Bartholomew, and he'll give you a 
reward based on your performance at the wedding. The gifts he gives you 
are as follows depending on how many correct responses you gave:

10 Correct- 5000g, Mega Berry, Lucky Card, Full Revive
9 Correct- 4000g, Mega Berry, Revive Fruit
8 Correct- 3000g, Mega Berry, Revive Fruit
7 Correct- 2000g, Mega Berry, Revive Fruit
6 Correct- 1000g, Potion Berry, Revive Fruit
5 Correct- 500g, Potion Berry, Revive Fruit
4 Correct- 400g, Potion Berry, Revive Fruit
3 Correct- 300g, Heal Berry
2 Correct- 200g, Heal Berry
1 Correct- 100g, Heal Berry

Along with that, he gives you the Wand tool, which lets you talk to 
animals. Now, tell him that you want to return to Port Timney. Once 
you're back in town, leave and Stoldark will send his last transmission 
to you. He tells you that you must go to the snow covered plains to the 
north. After you lose contact with him, you'll leave town and see the 
scene of Mother being reborn. The Quarter Knights meet before her, and 
she explains her plan of the world's destruction to them. Things are 
definitely not looking good.

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                         III. A Sleeping Giant

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From Port Timney, go to the Elw Pyramid to the south. Use one of your 
Duplicators to access the portal, and then teleport to the next pyramid. 
You'll have to use another Duplicator just to leave this pyramid. Once 
you're back on the world map, you'll notice that you're now back in the 
area of Milama and the Guardian Shrine. Go to Milama and have Cecilia 
use her Wand tool on the dog guarding the hut at the east end of town. 
This cheers the depressed little dog up, and gets him to move out of the 
way, allowing you to get Rudy's Radar tool inside. When you're done 
here, leave town and head east to the Sand River

                               ----------
                               Sand River
                               ----------

In this cave, there are certain areas where the sand flows like water in 
a river, hence the name. If you step into flowing sand, it'll drag you 
off to another area. First, use Cecilia's wand to talk to the monkey 
sitting on the right side of the path. Follow it into the small cave to 
the right, and head north when you can't go right any further. Once you 
emerge from the cave, go down the staircase to the right. Head down the 
stairs to the right and head left to a chest containing a Hardy Apple. 
Go down the next stair set and then go right. Climb down the stair set 
there and head left to a Power Apple. Then go inside the cave on the 
right. Blow up the weak wall at the northern end of this path and get 
the Orb of Power inside this small cave. Exit this cave and head left. 
Climb up the stairs and continue to the left down the next stair set. 
Get the Hardy Apple and Power Apple inside the two chests and go back to 
the broken section of bridge above the cave with sand flowing out of it. 
Jump off the ledge and let the sand flow drop you off in a new area. 

Once you stop, head inside the cave to the north. Get the Lucky Card in 
the chest to the right and step into the sand flow to the left. Once you 
get dropped off, get the Hardy Apple in the chest to the left and then 
head right. Exit this area through the passageway to the south. Use the 
save point in this room and continue. Head southeast and ride the sand 
flow in this next area. Once you stop, have Jack light the two torches 
there. Writing will appear on the monument, and Jack gets his Fast Draw 
hint for Heal Blade. Now, ride the sand flow on the left, and you'll be 
taken back near the beginning. Make your way all the way back to the 
save point and continue into the next room. Go southeast and then down 
all the way to a staircase at the end of the path. Climb down it and 
head right. Then go up the staircase at the end of the path. From here, 
head right and up the stair set. Go up the next stair set on the right 
to get a Power Apple in the chest and then climb up the staircase to the 
left. Head south to exit the Sand River.

When you emerge back on the world map, head west across the desert to 
reach the Ship Graveyard.

                             --------------
                             Ship Graveyard
                             --------------

This is the quiet little town formerly known as Yard. It is called the 
Ship Graveyard by Dream Chasers because all kinds of debris from sunken 
ships wash up on shore here. Look around town for an Agile Apple, Power 
Apple, Hardy Apple, Serenade, four Heal Berries, and a Revive Fruit and 
Toy Hammer on the beach. Also check out the shops here for some 
upgrades.

Ship Graveyard Item Shop           Ship Graveyard Weapon Shop
------------------------           --------------------------
Heal Berry- 20g                    Cross Saber- 4200g
Antidote- 50g                      Spirit Blade- 4700g
Medicine- 50g                      Sorcery Wand- 3900g
Violet Rose- 50g                   Metal Jacket- 4300g
Heat Salve- 50g                    Dusk Poncho- 4350g
Pin Wheel- 50g                     Chick Bolero- 3410g
Toy Hammer- 50g
Holy Symbol- 50g
Light Shroom- 50g

If you go inside the house at the east end of town, you'll find a former 
Dream Chaser named Dan. He lost his wife and his precious Bracelet while 
exploring the Pleasing Garden, a maze of illusions which floats high 
above the desert. So once you're ready to tackle a tough mission, leave 
town and search around the desert for the Pleasing Garden (It can be in 
any random place in the desert. You'll know you're close when the camera 
view starts to zoom in, just like when you were looking for the Maze of 
Death).

                             ---------------
                             Pleasing Garden
                             ---------------

First head up and step onto the portal to reach the maze. Go north and 
head through the doorway on the right. Pass through this small room and 
transport using the next portal. In this hall you'll see a bunch of 
brightly lit windows. Walk to the right, and if you look very closely, 
you'll see a doorway lit up to look like one of the windows. Walk 
through it. Use the save point and continue through the next doorway. Go 
up this hall and then go left to a 4-way junction. Head south and warp 
using the portal outside. Go inside the room to the left and get the 
Duplicator in the chest. Transport using the next three portals, and go 
back inside. Return to the 4-way junction and head left and through the 
doorway at the end of the path. Walk all the way down this hall and get 
the Heal Berry in the small room at the end. Backtrack to the 4-way 
junction in this hall and head left to find a switch. Press it and 
return to the first 4-way junction. Head south and warp using the portal 
outside again. Use the next portal also and then go south. In this room 
you'll find an orange crystal and some kind of creature crawling around 
in the sand. Use Rudy's bombs to blow the thing out of the sand, and 
then run up to confront it before it dives back under.
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                      \
Boss fight: GIGMANTIS  \_____________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 7000                                                     |
Exp- 4500                                                    |
Gella- 2580                                                  |
Recommended level- 17                                        |
                                                             |
Gigmantis isn't too hard, but you still shouldn't let your   |
guard down. Thunderbolt is its most dangerous attack, which  |
does a couple hundred HP's of damage to all of your party    |
members. Its normal attack is also considerably powerful. But|
Mantis Fist is a weak attack that you need not worry about.  |
Like usual, Jack and Rudy should be attacking with their best|
skills; Meteor Dive for Jack and Hand Cannon for Rudy. Have  |
Cecilia start by casting Armor Down, and then she should     |
attack with her best black magic and heal the party until she|
has enough force to summon her Guardian.                     |
_____________________________________________________________/

When the fight's over, nothing will be left of the mate eating sucker 
except its head. Pick up its head and throw it at the orange crystal to 
lower the barrier at the south end of the room. Go through the doorway 
to the south and get the Grappling Hook tool for Jack. With this you can 
hook onto distant objects and pull yourself over pits and other 
obstacles. Now, go all the way back to the first 4-way junction and head 
north. Use the Grappling Hook in this next area to cross over the gap 
and then head up into the next room. Step onto the middle portal and 
warp to a new area. Head north and pick up the long lost Bracelet. Now, 
go back and use the portal there to warp back to the beginning.

Now hike all the way back to the room with the three portals (just after
the Grappling Hook area). This time take the portal on the left. Then
take the portal to the north. Head through the doorway to the north and
approach the bright light in this area to get the Flash Rune. Go back to
the previous room and use the portal there. Go north through the doorway
in here, then immediately go back the way you came. Now there will be a
portal there. Use it to return to the beginning once again. But before
you leave, go back to the hall with the brightly lit windows and head
left. Get the two Crest Graphs in the room there and then exit the
Garden.

Go back to town and give Dan the Bracelet. He'll explain to you that 
real power is the power to protect, and Jack will get his Sonic Vision 
force ability. Afterwards you'll overhear that a merchant ship has just 
arrived at the docks, so go up to the dock to find the Sweet Candy along 
with its captain, Bartholomew. Talk to him and he'll tell you about a 
Ghost Ship that has appeared off shore. He asks you if you would board 
the ship and get rid off the ghosts for him. Agree, and then go rest up, 
save, and do anything else you need to do to get ready. Once you're 
prepared, talk to Bartholomew and tell him you're ready. You'll then 
head out to sea and board the Ghost Ship.

                               ----------
                               Ghost Ship
                               ----------

Head through the doorway just to the left. Use Hanpan to get the Magic 
Carrot in the chest to the left and then go down the staircase. Walk to 
the right and get the Potion Berry in the chest. Go back outside, head 
right, and go inside the cabin at the other end of the ship. Climb down 
the staircase in this room and light the lamp to the right. Walk left 
and use Hanpan to get the Potion Berry in the chest. Then use the 
Grappling Hook to reach the doorway in the southwest corner of the room. 
In this next room, light the lamp just to the northwest and go inside 
the room near it to get a Secret Sign in the chest. Then go left over to 
a post and use the Grappling Hook to reach the staircase. Climb down it 
and light the lamp in this area. Go through the last door at the left 
end of this hall and read the log book on the table. It says something 
about a secret switch somewhere in one of the rooms. Exit back into the 
hallway. Go inside the room farthest to the right and inspect the hole 
in the wall near the bed to find a switch. Press it and go down the 
staircase to the left. 

Light the lamp in this next area and head left. Move the crates out of 
your way and grapple across the pit. Continue left and climb up the 
staircase at the end of the hall. Light the lamp here and walk left. 
Climb up the staircase at the other end of the room and light the lamp 
in the next area. Grapple over to the right side of the room and climb 
up the stairs there. Get the Potion Berry in this room and exit through 
the doorway. Get the Lucky Card in the chest to the left and go back 
inside. Climb back down the staircase and grapple over to the left side 
of the room. Ascend the staircase there and use the save point in this 
next room. Exit this room and get the Potion Berry in the chest. Head 
left and examine the flame at the bow of the ship. This is the restless 
spirit of this ship's captain. It's time to put him to rest.
__________________________
                          \
Boss fight: CAPTAIN GEIST  \_________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 8000                                                     |
Exp- 5100                                                    |
Gella- 7800                                                  |
Recommended level- 18                                        |
                                                             |
There are only two attacks you need to worry about with this |
guy. His Banishing Buster attack hits for a good amount of   |
damage, and his other attack is Stun Cloud, which I'm sure   |
you're familiar with. Just come packing a good supply of Heat|
Salves to remedy this. Rudy should fire away with the usual  |
Hand Cannon, while Jack uses Meteor Dive and Sonic Vision.   |
Cecilia should concentrate on healing the party and casting  |
assist magic like Armor Down and Shield.                     |
_____________________________________________________________/

Once he's done for, leave the ship and it will sink. When you get back 
to the dock, Bartholomew expresses his gratitude by letting you have 
full use of his ship to travel the sea. He tells you to meet him outside 
of town, but first make a stop over to the beach in town. You may have 
noticed three unreachable chests while you were on the Ghost Ship. Well 
they've washed ashore. So pick up the Wind Vane, Goat Doll, and Crest 
Graph and then go to the world map. You'll notice a little ship on the 
beach, so walk up to it and press X to start sailing.

                        -----------------------
                        Exploring the Inner Sea
                        -----------------------

There are a few things you should know about while traveling the seas on 
your new boat. One thing is that you can only park your boat on a beach. 
You also can't sail in shallow water. Another thing is that you must 
fight random battles, which may be even harder than you're used to. Now, 
if you look around a little bit you'll find bottles floating in the 
water. Some contain messages, while others contain items. There's a 
Duplicator near Adlehyde, a Lucky Card off shore near Saint Centour, and 
a Crest Graph to the far east. Also take some time to locate a few new 
places on the map, like Volcannon Trap, Tripillar, Giant's Cradle, and 
Rosetta Town.

If you take a visit to Adlehyde and talk with the people there, you'll 
learn some things about the Tripillar, Volcannon Trap, and the Giant's 
Cradle. There's also a swordsman there who will give Jack a Fast Draw 
hint for Soul Breaker in exchange for one of your precious Secret Signs.
While you're in the area, you can also return to Lolithia's Tomb to pick
up a Crest Graph near the entrance that is now accessible with the
Grappling Hook. You can also visit the Elw Pyramids near Saint Centour
and Port Timney and use the Grappling Hook to reach an Angel Quill,
Sunglasses, Memoirs Pen, Bullet Clip, Secret Sign, and three Crest
Graphs. Go to Volcannon Trap and Giant's Cradle, and you'll find
their front doors bolted shut, so stock up on supplies and sail to the
far east to find the Tripillar.

                                ---------
                                Tripillar
                                ---------

Examine the monument stone just ahead, and it'll say that you must split 
up in order to climb the tower. So now you must control your characters 
individually. Like last time, you can switch which character you're 
controlling anytime, and you can do them in any order. What does matter 
is which portal you choose for each character.

Jack: First warp using the portal on the LEFT. In the next area, head 
down and get the Potion Berry in the chest to the left. Continue to the 
north and climb up the staircase. Climb up the small stair set on the 
right side of this room and examine the warrior statue there. Accept the 
statue's challenge and you'll have to fight three ridiculously easy 
battles to get the Fast Draw hint for Divide Shot. Then, continue up the 
staircase to the north. Climb up and down the small stair sets to get 
through this next area and then go up the staircase at the end. Head 
south and through the doorway at the end of this next path. Go through 
the doorway just to the right and head up. Use the Grappling Hook to 
reach a chest containing a Secret Sign and then continue up the 
staircase to the north. Get the Potion Berry from the chest in the 
middle of the room and hit the switch above it. Climb up the staircase 
to the left. Hit the switch at the south end of this room and go up the 
stairs to the right. Use Hanpan to hit the next switch and then climb up 
the next staircase. Walk up to the front of the statue in this small 
room and a blue light will shine.

Cecilia: Warp using the portal to the NORTH. Get the Potion Berry in the 
chest on the left side of this room and climb up the staircase to the 
north. Climb up and then down the first two stair sets and head right. 
Ascend the staircase at the end of the path. Head to the south end of 
this area and go up the small stair set to the left. Follow this path up 
and continue up the staircase at the end. Pass through this next room 
and then go through the doorway on the right. Take the left path after 
climbing the small stair set to reach the Magic Carrot in the chest. 
Head north and ascend the staircase there. Hit the switch at the south 
end of this room and climb up the next staircase. Get the Potion Berry 
in the chest in this room and then hit the switch to the right. Climb up 
the next staircase. Go up the stair set and hit the switch to the south. 
Head up the next staircase and ignite the blue light on the statue 
there.

Rudy: Warp using the portal on the RIGHT. In this next area, get the 
Potion Berry in the chest to the south and head left. Walk north and 
climb up the staircase. Pass through the next two rooms and take the 
left path down in the next room. Go through the doorway at the south end 
of the room and go through the next doorway to the right. Get the Bullet 
Clip in the chest in this next room and head north. Climb up the 
staircase there. Get the Potion Berry in the chest in the middle of this 
room and hit the switch north of it. Then ascend the staircase to the 
left. Hit the switch at the south end of this next room and go up the 
next staircase. Step on the switch in the middle of this room and climb 
up the next staircase. Light the blue light on the statue in this room.

Once everyone has made it to the top and has lit their respective 
lights, you'll all be transported back to the beginning again. But now 
the blue door that was sealed before is now open. Go through it and 
examine the golden box in this small room. Then the selfish keeper of 
the heart piece inside will come out to defend his treasure. Prepare to 
fight the legendary golden beast.
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                     \
Boss fight: MAGE FOX  \______________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 10000                                                    |
Exp- 4800                                                    |
Gella- 5000                                                  |
Recommended level- 20                                        |
                                                             |
You should be able to beat this guy without too much         |
difficulty. Mage Fox is more annoying than challenging. Its  |
major attack spell is Valkyrie, which randomly does either a |
great or a small amount of damage. It can also heal itself   |
(which it does often) and cast Confuse on your party. Another|
thing you must consider is that the Fox cannot be harmed by  |
any of Cecilia's magic spells. With that in mind, just leave |
all the attacking to Jack and Rudy (by now you should know   |
what your strongest attacks are). Just have Cecilia cast     |
assist spells and heal the whole time, because her physical  |
attacks aren't going to cause any significant damage.        |
_____________________________________________________________/ 

After killing the beast, you'll receive the Blue Virtue, one of the keys 
you need to enter the Giant's Cradle. The other is in the Volcannon 
Trap, but the door there is locked. So it looks like the only other new 
place there is to explore is Rosetta Town. Now, leave the Tripillar and 
head to Rosetta Town. It's a long hike inland from the beach between the 
Tripillar and Ship Graveyard.

                              ------------
                              Rosetta Town
                              ------------

When you first come to town, you'll see that everything's just as normal 
as can be. But talk to some of the people around here, and you'll find 
out that there's an Elw living in town. Look around town for a Crest 
Graph, My Grand Hat, 1 Gella Coin, Head Gear, Power Apple, Hardy Apple, 
Magic Carrot, and 498g. Also check out the shops here to restock your 
item inventory and upgrade your weapons.

Rosetta Town Item Shop           Rosetta Town Weapon Shop
----------------------           ------------------------
Heal Berry- 20g                  Night Fencer- 6300g
Antidote- 50g                    Extinction- 7000g
Medicine- 50g                    Rainbow Wand- 6000g
Violet Rose- 50g                 Cross Cloak- 6200g
Heat Salve- 50g                  Blue Wind- 7500g
Pin Wheel- 50g                   Ruby Bische- 6050g
Toy Hammer- 50g
Holy Symbol- 50g
Light Shroom- 50g

Once you're done exploring, head over to the very east end of town to 
find a secluded hut where the Elw girl lives. Inspect the flower growing 
in her garden and she'll come out and talk to you. And after you break 
up a squabble with the bullies that come to harass her, Mariel invites 
you inside. There she explains to you that the mayor is seriously ill, 
and that all the people in town believe she's to blame. Mariel knows 
about a plant that can cure him, so you decide to go and retrieve it the 
next day. 

Leave town the next day and go to the Forest Mound at the south end of 
the forest near town. When you get there, head north up the path and 
examine the plant near the stump in the middle of the path. Just as 
you're about to collect the precious remedy, the bullies come and try to 
invade this sacred place. After Rudy scares them off, you'll get the 
Herb Arnica. Now, go back to town and talk to the mayor (he lives in the 
big house at the north end of town). He's a little reluctant to take 
anything from you because of your friendship with the Elw girl, but then 
you talk some sense into him. Once that's over, go back to Mariel's 
house and talk to her. She'll give you a Small Flower and wish you well 
on your journey. Return to the town's entrance to find two familiar 
people waiting for you there. It's Calamity Jane and her servant again. 
This time they have proposition for you. There have been rumors floating 
around about the Guardian Blade being inside the Volcannon Trap. Jane 
wants you to escort her into the Trap so that she might find some 
valuable treasures inside, and that you might find the Guardian Blade. 
So rest up and then go to the Volcannon Trap (it's on a small island 
near Adlehyde).

                             --------------
                             Volcannon Trap
                             --------------

First examine the locked entrance and Calamity Jane will whip out a huge 
bomb to blow the door down. Once it's opened, head through the doorway 
and up the long hallway. Pass through the next room and climb down the 
staircase at the end of the next long hallway. Head right in this next 
area and get the Potion Berry in the chest. Go south from there and pick 
up the 971g near the big puddle of lava (be sure not to step on any of 
the lava in here). Walk around the puddle and use Hanpan to get the 
chest containing a Magic Carrot to the south. Head left and have Hanpan 
grab the Silver Harp in the chest in the southwest corner of this room. 
Continue up and then right to two chests containing a Bullet Clip and 
Secret Sign. Keep heading up and use Hanpan to get the 1800g on the 
left. 

Now, return to the very southern part of this area and go through the 
doorway there. Use the Grappling Hook to get across the lava and then go 
down the staircase. Head southeast and push the purple post (or whatever 
you want to call it) down a little ways. Grapple across the lava and 
open up the Arm case to get the Rocket Launcher Arm for Rudy. Cross back 
over the lava and head south. Use the Grappling Hook to get across the 
lava there and continue to the west. Push the purple post to the right a 
little ways and grapple over to the chest containing a Lucky Card. Hook 
onto the purple post to get back across the lava and then head north. 

In this area you'll find a huge pool of lava with a maze of posts 
amongst it. Just use the Grappling Hook to easily maneuver through this 
area. There's a Crest Graph to the south, a Potion Berry to the 
southwest, and a Revive Fruit and two staircases to the northwest. Climb 
down the one on the right first. Pass through the next two halls to 
reach the treasure room. When you get there, Jane will leave your group 
and stay here while you look around some more. So go back to where the 
two staircases were and climb down the one on the left. Pass through the 
first hallway and climb down the next staircase. Head down the next two 
staircases and go through the doorway on the right. You'll emerge in a 
room that appears to be a dead end, but inspect the wall and you'll hear 
a strange sound coming from the other side. Then, none other than Zed 
comes crashing through the wall. He's itching for a rematch, so get 
ready for round two against Zed.
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Boss fight: ZED  \___________________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 10000                                                    |
Exp- 5400                                                    |
Gella- 0                                                     |
Recommended level- 22                                        |
                                                             |
This battle is just as fun as the last one. It's also an     |
easier fight than the last. Zed's got a small arsenal of     |
attacks that do moderate amounts of damage to a single       |
character, and that's pretty much it. Just have Jack hack    |
away with Meteor Dive and Sonic Vision, and have Rudy use    |
Hand Cannon. Cecilia should cast Slow Down and Armor Down on |
Zed and then attack with her best spells and heal when       |
necessary.                                                   |
_____________________________________________________________/

Once Zed has taken his leave again, continue through the hole in the 
wall and use the save point ahead. Also make sure you heal here if you 
were badly damaged in the fight with Zed. When you're ready, continue 
into the next room. But when you reach the center of the room, Belselk 
will appear. It turns out that the demons started the rumor about the 
Guardian Blade to lure you here. But thanks to some help from Calamity 
Jane, the evil amplifying machine that Belselk was planning to use to 
make himself stronger has been sabotaged. None the less, he's going to 
try to kill you anyway, so prepare to fight Belselk.
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                    \
Boss fight: BELSELK  \_______________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 10000                                                    |
Exp- 5700                                                    |
Gella- 5000                                                  |
Recommended level- 22                                        |
                                                             |
This guy is much tougher now than the last time you battled  |
him. The attack you really need to be prepared for is the    |
Belselk Breaker, which does 1000 damage to a single          |
character. The good thing is that he doesn't use it too      |
often, but don't let that bring your guard down. His other   |
attack is the Disrupting Flail, which doesn't do too much    |
damage. Let Jack and Rudy carry out their business as usual, |
and have Cecilia start by casting Armor Down and Slow Down on|
Belselk. Then she should stand by to heal anyone who gets hit|
by the Belselk Breaker and use her summon when she can.      |
_____________________________________________________________/

When you're done with him, go into the next room and get the Red Malice, 
the second and final key to the Giant's Cradle. Now start heading back 
to the entrance. When you reach a certain point, you'll see a scene 
where Belselk hangs his head in defeat, and a mysterious voice mocks 
him. Disgusted with Belselk's inability to defeat you, the unseen 
warrior swiftly kills him. Then, as you're making your way out of here, 
Rudy saves Jane from some falling debris. Once that's over, leave the 
Volcannon Trap. Meanwhile back at the Quarter Knight's headquarters, the 
three remaining demons discuss who should replace Belselk. But just when 
Zed thinks he's finally going to get into the Quarter Knights, Mother 
summons the very one who slew Belselk to take his place, Boomerang and 
his partner Luceid. Although the others object to Boomerang's 
membership, Mother insists that he's perfect for the job. Then as a 
precaution, the Photosphere's shields are raised. 

Back at Rosetta Town, you and Calamity Jane will part ways. Now that 
that's over, it's time to unravel the mystery of the Giant's Cradle.

                             --------------
                             Giant's Cradle
                             --------------

Once you get there, put the heart pieces in their proper holes in the 
door, and it will open. Go inside and enter the room on the left side of 
the large pit in the center of this area. Get the two Crest Graphs in 
the chests and use the save point there if you need to. Exit the way you 
came in and go through the doorway on the right. Carefully walk along 
the narrow path in this area and use the Grappling Hook to hook the 
lower post on the right. Climb down the staircase there and quickly dash 
left across some spike traps and past the spear traps (just like the 
ones in Memory Temple). Go through the doorway at the end and pass 
through this next room. 

In this next area, push the small block onto the purple switch to raise 
the gate blocking the staircase. Then climb down the staircase. Do the 
same thing in this next room, but be careful of the spike traps on the 
ground. Exit this room through the doorway to the south and then pass 
through this next room. Dash up this next hallway past the spear traps 
and get the Potion Berry in the chest at the end (Note- Make sure you 
stop just short of the chest, because if you run into it, the recoil 
will send you flying into the spear trap). Then go down the staircase. 
Dash south past the spears but stop before you reach the pit in the 
middle of the path. Run past the lone spear on the left side of the pit 
and exit through the doorway at the end. Pass through the next room and 
pick up the crate on the right side of the room after that. Avoiding the 
spike traps, throw the crate at the orange crystal across the pit to the 
left. Then climb down the next staircase. 

Pick up the crate in this room and quickly walk across the spike traps 
going left. Throw the crate at the orange crystal at the end and go 
through the next doorway. Get the Magic Carrot in the chest to the left 
and get the other Magic Carrot on the right side of this room. Continue 
through the next passageway. This next part is very tricky and may take 
a few tries. Dash past the three sets of spears in this hall, stopping 
before falling into the small pit that lies after each set and then 
climb down the staircase at the end of the path. Pick up the crate in 
this area and throw it, from a distance, at the orange crystal to the 
south. Get the Potion Berry in the chest and dash past the spears. Go 
through the doorway at the end of the path to find the sleeping giant. 
It turns out that it's a Golem, like the one you found in Lolithia's 
Tomb. Since you're not sure what to do with this thing, you decide to go 
see Emma and see what she can make of it. So exit the Giant's Cradle and 
return to Adlehyde. 

Go talk to Emma, and she'll be more than happy to come look at this 
Golem. So go back to Giant's Cradle. Emma runs an inspection of the 
Golem and finds out that, unlike Lolithia, this "Earth Golem" is just 
sleeping. She tries everything she can think of to wake it up, but to no 
avail. Then Cecilia discovers that she can speak to the Earth Golem, and 
she asks it why it won't awaken. All its life, the Golem has been used 
as nothing but a weapon, and it doesn't want to be used that way 
anymore. Cecilia assures the Golem that they will not use it for 
destruction. A bond of friendship is then made and the mighty Earth 
Golem wakes from its long sleep. It then rises up out of the Cradle and 
goes outside. It looks like you've just gained a great ally.

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                        IV. Photosphere Assault

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Now that you have the Earth Golem, you can finally cross those shallow 
water channels between islands. But since the Earth Golem can't walk in 
deep water, you're still limited to where you can travel. The really 
great thing about riding your new pal is that it exempts you from having 
to fight random battles, so if you're tired of having to fight when 
going from one place to another, your prayers have been answered. So use 
the Earth Golem to cross the shallow water channel to the east to reach 
the land of Arctica. This is a desolate, snow covered land so there's 
not much to see here, except your target, the Photosphere. But since its 
shields are raised, there's no way to get in. Now, go southeast from the 
Photosphere across another water channel to reach the town of Court 
Seim.

                               ----------
                               Court Seim
                               ----------

This is a quiet little town inhabited by orphans and the people who take 
care of them. First look around town for a Crest Graph, Power Apple, 
Mystic Apple, and Agile Apple, and check out the shops here as well.

Court Seim Item Shop           Court Seim Weapon Shop
--------------------           ----------------------
Heal Berry- 20g                Geo Ring- 4000g
Antidote- 50g                  Aqua Ring- 4000g
Medicine- 50g                  Flame Ring- 4000g
Violet Rose- 50g               Wind Ring- 4000g
Heat Salve- 50g                Thunder Ring- 4000g
Pin Wheel- 50g                 Holy Ring- 4000g
Toy Hammer- 50g                Demon Ring- 4000g
Holy Symbol- 50g
Light Shroom- 50g

When you're done exploring, go inside the big house at the north end of 
town and climb down the staircase to reach the basement. It turns out 
that the guy down there, Nicholi, knew Rudy's grandfather. Talk to him 
and you'll see some flashbacks with Rudy and his grandfather. Nicholi is 
sad to hear that Rudy's grandfather passed away, but he's happy to see 
Rudy. After talking to him, Calamity Jane walks in. It turns out that 
she's the boss that everyone has been talking about, and she uses all 
the money she gets from treasure and bounty hunting to support the 
orphans that live here. Then, Nicholi tells you about a tower to the 
east where research was done concerning flying machines. He gives you 
the Wind-up Key which you can use to make your way through the tower. So 
grab the Hardy Apple in the barrel in this room and leave town. Ride the 
Earth Golem to get to the Epitaph Sea to the east. 

                              -----------
                              Epitaph Sea
                              -----------

First, use the Wind-up Key on the machine to the right. It'll move out 
of the way and explode. Now, continue through the doorway it was 
blocking and then go through the next doorway. Head left across this 
hallway and go through the doorway at the end. Go through the next 
passageway as well and walk to the right. Go through the doorway there 
and climb up the staircase. In this next area you'll find some moving 
conveyor belts that work much like the sand in the Sand River when you 
get on them. Ride the conveyor belt up to a chest containing a Potion 
Berry. Continue south and have Rudy blow up the weak wall there. Head 
right and then up and go up the staircase at the end of the path. 

Walk along the left side of the conveyor belt going down in this room 
and get the Lucky Card in the chest there. Then get on the conveyor belt 
and ride it to a chest containing a Magic Carrot. Hop on the conveyor 
belt to the left and ride it to a switch. Press it and then go back to 
where you picked up the Magic Carrot. Ride the conveyor belt to the 
right to reach the beginning of this area again. Head down along the 
right side of the conveyor belt going down and climb up the staircase to 
the left. Once you reach the top, the door shuts behind you, trapping 
you inside. Not only that but a mysterious blue wolf appears. Use 
Cecilia's wand to talk to it, and it tells you to follow it. Follow the 
wolf as it winds through this room and then use the wand on it again 
when it stops at the door. The wolf opens the door for you, revealing a 
staircase and tells you that its master is waiting. 

Climb up the staircase and use the save point in this room. Exit this 
room to the south and head left. Get the Agile Apple and Mystic Apple in 
the southwest room. Then head over to the southeast room and shoot 
Hanpan through the hole in the wall to hit the switch and open the door. 
Go inside and use Hanpan again to get the chest containing the Metal 
Bird. The chest explodes and reveals a switch. Press it and enter the 
room to the northwest. Examine the machine there and you will be 
prompted for a password. Enter the password "Metal Bird" to reveal the 
staircase in the northeast room. Climb up it and head left across the 
hall. Use a Duplicator to get a Crest Graph, Secret Sign, and Bullet 
Clip in the small room. Then ride the conveyor belt to the south down 
and go through the doorway to the right. Examine the thing on the table 
in this room to receive the Skates tool for Rudy. This will allow him to 
cross over unusual terrain, like conveyor belts. Now go back the way you 
came, down the staircase you just came from, and into the previous room. 

Use the Skates to get past the conveyor belt in the southern middle room 
and get the Full Revive in the chest. Then climb up the ladder to the 
left until you emerge outside. Get the Reflex in the chest and go inside 
through the doorway. Go inside the room to the right and use the Wind-up 
Key on all three machines in here. When you try to leave the room, 
they'll all move towards the middle of the room and explode, granting 
Jack his Fast Draw hint for Blast Charge. Now, climb up the staircase in 
this area to emerge outside. Head southeast and then ascend the zig 
zagging stair sets until you reach the top of the tower. Approach the 
chest and Boomerang shows up looking for a fight, along with his partner 
Luceid. Just by looking at these guys you know this is going to be 
tough, so prepare to fight.
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                                 \
Boss fight: BOOMERANG AND LUCEID  \__________________________
                                                             \
HP: Boomerang- 15000, Luceid- 8000                           |
Exp- 8400                                                    |
Gella- 0                                                     |
Recommended level- 25                                        |
                                                             |
This is probably the hardest fight yet, mainly because you   |
have two opponents to worry about, and Boomerang is quite    |
fast. Crescent Fang is one of Boomerang's two main attacks   |
and hits for a good amount of damage. His other attack,      |
Boomerang Dynamic, is much stronger. Luceid will back him up |
by using Black Fang, which does about 500 damage to a single |
character. Your first priority should be to take out Luceid, |
and then concentrate on Boomerang. Jack should attack using  |
Meteor Dive and Sonic Vision, while Rudy fires away with the |
Rocket Launcher hooked up to ARM Lock On (unless Hand Cannon |
still has a higher attack power). Have Cecilia cast Slow Down|
on Boomerang and Armor Down on both of them. She'll also need|
to stand by and heal when necessary, which should be very    |
often in this battle. Once Luceid is out of the picture,     |
throw everything you've got at Boomerang until he ends the   |
fight.                                                       |
_____________________________________________________________/

Afterwards, you'll find out that Boomerang was holding back to test you. 
Once he and Luceid take their leave, get the Rune Drive in the chest and 
leave. But before you exit the tower, head left from the very beginning 
and go down the staircase there. Use the Skates to access the Talisman 
and Duplicator and then return to Court Seim.

Once you get back to town, talk to Nicholi. He tells you that the town 
is holding a special banquet in your honor. So go upstairs to see that 
the party has begun. Put Rudy in control and talk to Jane. She asks you 
to sneak out of the house after the party's over so she can talk to you. 
When you're ready to continue, go upstairs and talk to McDullen to rest. 
At nightfall, go outside and talk to Jane. She'll talk to you about why 
you're out to save the world, and as the sun rises, Rudy gets his 
Protector force ability. Then out of nowhere, Alhazad appears bearing an 
ultimatum: hand over the Rune Drive or get destroyed. He takes his leave 
to give you some time to think about it, and meanwhile, the town is 
called together to decide what to do. It's decided that the town 
evacuates to the Sacred Shrine, a monster proof shelter to the south. 
Your job is to stay here and deal with Alhazad upon his return, but he 
doesn't show up. Now you know something's wrong so leave town and go to 
the Sacred Shrine. 

                             -------------
                             Sacred Shrine
                             -------------

Upon your arrival, you'll soon discover that you're one step behind, and 
the demons have already penetrated the Shrine's defenses somehow. Head 
up this hall and climb down the staircase at the end. Go through the 
doorway to the left and use a Duplicator at the end of this hall to get 
a Duplicator, Magic Carrot, Potion Berry, Crest Graph, Revive Fruit, and 
Secret Sign. Go back out into the hall and return to the previous room. 
Go through the doorway on the right and head to the right down this 
hall. Go inside the southern room at the end of the hall and snatch up 
the Secret Book and Potion Berry inside. Exit back into the hall and go 
inside the room to the north. Get the 6930g total in this room and save 
if you need to. Continue through the doorway to the northwest. Head up 
this hall and down the staircase at the end. Go down and then inside the 
room to the left. Get the Potion Berry in the barrel in here and then 
talk to the innocent looking puppy. Well, the dog then shows its true 
colors by turning in to a monster and attacking you. 
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Boss fight: AGALESS  \_______________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 20000                                                    |
Exp- 6000                                                    |
Gella- 3680                                                  |
Recommended level- 25                                        |
                                                             |
Believe me, this guy is as tough as he looks. This is one of |
the few bosses you'll fight who actually uses a well defined |
strategy. He'll begin by casting Armor Down on you several   |
times, and then he'll nail you with physical attacks. His    |
other attack is Rotten Breath, which does a light amount of  |
damage to your whole party. Immediately have Jack and Rudy   |
begin their assault, while Cecilia casts Armor Down, Slow    |
Down, and Shield. Agaless has really high defense, so        |
casting Armor Down on him, as well as keeping the party      |
healthy, should be Cecilia's main priority.                  |
_____________________________________________________________/

When he's done for, go back into the hall and head left. Use another 
Duplicator to get inside a room with 320g and a warrior statue. Have 
Jack examine the statue and accept its challenge. Win the battle posed 
to you and Jack receives his Fast Draw hint for Slash Rave. Then go back 
into the hall. Head south and exit through the doorway there. Walk south 
down this hall and climb up the staircase at the end. Go through the 
doorway on the left again and go inside the first room in this hall. 
Shoot Hanpan out towards the little boy to scare him and then talk to 
the priest. Then the answer to how the demons got in here finally hits 
Hanpan. Finish each other's sentences by saying "Saint Centour", 
"Huddling against your body to get past the barrier", "Go through with a 
human", "Got in with humans", and "Villager became a monster". Then 
Alhazad will tell you from afar that the metal demons plant seeds in 
humans to make them become demons on their command. Now that you've 
figured everything out, head back to the hall near where you fought 
Agaless and head up the middle path. Go up the next hallway and talk to 
the guard there. Unfortunately he's been implanted with the demon seeds, 
so he turns into a monster. Fight off the monsters and continue into the 
next room. Walk up the path and Alhazad appears. It looks like he's 
finally going to stick around long enough for a fight this time, so get 
ready to battle Alhazad.
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                    \
Boss fight: ALHAZAD  \_______________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 10000                                                    |
Exp- 9000                                                    |
Gella- 0                                                     |
Recommended level- 25                                        |
                                                             |
Compared to Agaless, Alhazad isn't all that hard. He has a   |
couple of attacks which do a moderate amount of damage, but  |
that's just about it. Have Jack pound away with Meteor Dive  |
and Slash Rave (if your Luck is high enough), and Rudy should|
use Hand Cannon or Rocket Launcher, whichever is stronger.   |
Cecilia should back up with her usual assist magic and       |
strongest attack spells.                                     |
_____________________________________________________________/

Once he's had enough, he'll take off, leaving you with an invitation to 
the Photosphere. Now, talk to Nicholi and get the Rune Drive in the 
chest he was guarding. With the siege over, you return to Court Seim. Go 
talk to Nicholi again, and he tells you that you can use the Rune Drives 
to reawaken the Earth Golem's hidden powers. You then go outside and 
apply the Rune Drives to the Earth Golem, and its true powers are 
revived. It's now strong enough to destroy the barrier protecting the 
Photosphere. So rest up, save, and do anything else you need to do to 
prepare. Then leave Court Seim and ride the Earth Golem to the 
Photosphere.

                               -----------
                               Photosphere
                               -----------

When you get there, the Earth Golem will neutralize the shield, allowing 
you to go inside. First, go up the stair set to the right and blow up 
the big, glowing machine (I call them reactors) there with Rudy's bombs. 
You'll notice that when you destroy these reactors, the flashing red 
floor traps are disabled. Now, climb up the stairs on the left and 
destroy the reactor there also to eliminate all the traps in this area. 
Then go through the doorway at the north end of the room. Go up the 
stair set to the left and then down the next small stair set. Get the 
Potion Berry in the chest to the north and then climb up the stair set 
you see to the right (you'll have to go back around to get to it). Jump 
off of the side of this path where you see a gap in the railing and blow 
up the reactor there. Jump off this platform and go back up the stairs 
to the northwest. Jettison off the path at the next gap in the railing 
and destroy the reactor on this platform. Jump off this platform and 
exit this room through the doorway on the right. Go inside the room just 
ahead and get the two Potion Berries and a Full Revive inside. Exit this 
small room and head right. Ascend the stairs and then the ladder there. 
Jump off the ledge in this area and go through the doorway to the left. 
Destroy the reactor in this area and then go back to the previous room. 
Jump off the ledge to the south and go back to the previous room. Exit 
this room through the middle doorway. 

Get the Hardy Apple in the chest in this room and continue through the 
next doorway. Get another Hardy Apple in the chest to the right and then 
head north up the path. Go up the stairs to the right, walk past the 
locked door, and then down the next set of stairs. Get the Agile Apple 
in the chest to the south and go through the doorway to the north to 
find a hallway chocked full of security traps and devices. Now, go back 
to where the locked door was in the previous room, and a hooded figure 
appears and opens the door for you (Note- The hooded figure will not 
appear until you've collected all of the items in the area). Go through 
it and get the two Potion Berries along this path. Climb up the 
staircase at the end. Head down the stairs to the right and then up the 
next small stair set to find the hooded figure, who again, opens a 
locked door for you. Go inside the small room at the east end of this 
area and open the Arm case there to get the Twin Orbs Arm for Rudy. Now, 
continue through the doorway that the hooded figure opened for you. 
Ascend the zig zagging stair sets in this room and get the Magic Carrot 
along the way. Go through the doorway at the top. Climb down the 
staircase in this small room and head left in here to find the Tear 
Drop. Retrieve the Tear Drop and the hooded figure appears one final 
time, requesting that you defeat Mother. Once that's over, return to 
where you first encountered the hooded figure and go through the doorway 
on the right to find that all of the security has been shut off. So, 
head up the path and down the staircase at the end. Use the save point 
here and continue south through the doorway. 

In this area you'll find a maze of paths being patrolled by security 
spotlights. Move through this area as carefully as you can, making sure 
not to be seen by the spotlights. If you get caught, you'll be forced to 
fight a battle and you'll be taken back to where you started. Head right 
at the first junction to reach a Revive Fruit. Head left and follow the 
paths there all the way down to another Revive Fruit. Get another Revive 
Fruit at the middle eastern end of this area. Go through the very 
southern doorway to get a Gauntlet and Mega Berry in the small room. Go 
back outside and go right at the junction to the north. Follow this path 
all the way up to a doorway. Heal your party, go through the door, and 
you'll find Lolithia, the Golem that was stolen from the Rune Festival. 
Much to your dismay, it seems that the demons have programmed her to 
fight for their side. It's time to fight Lolithia.
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Boss fight: LOLITHIA  \______________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 15000                                                    |
Exp- 6300                                                    |
Gella- 5500                                                  |
Recommended level- 28                                        |
                                                             |
If you don't come prepared, this could very well be the      |
hardest battle yet. Lolithia has two really nasty attacks.   |
One of them is Cold Sleep, which hits everyone for a solid   |
amount of HP and puts everyone to sleep. Her other attack is |
Absolute Zero, an attack that does 700 or more damage to     |
everyone. There's not much you can do about Cold Sleep,      |
except pray that not everyone gets put to sleep. Really the  |
only thing you can do to counter this is to Have Cecilia cast|
Awaken every couple turns or keep everyone's force gauge just|
below full at all times so you can achieve Condition Greens  |
quickly when you need them. Have Jack and Rudy attack with   |
their strongest skills, and have Cecilia cast Armor Down and |
Slow Down on Lolithia. Be sure to have plenty of Potion      |
Berries on hand because everyone's going to have to help out |
with healing in this fight. Don't revive anyone unless       |
you're prepared to heal them immediately or sacrifice a Full |
Revive. And be sure to let Jack use Sonic Vision whenever you|
get the chance, because that will help out big time with the |
attacking. Also, if Cecilia gets a chance to attack, Flame or|
a fire-based Guardian summon should be very effective in this|
fight.                                                       |
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After you put down Lolithia, continue down the staircase ahead (although 
you might even want to leave the Photosphere and rest before 
continuing). Go down the staircase in the next room and head left. Walk 
up the path and go through the next doorway. Examine the door and go 
inside to emerge right in front of Mother. She's tired of your 
interference, so she decides to deal with you herself. 
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Boss fight: MOTHER  \________________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 15000                                                    |
Exp- 7500                                                    |
Gella- 0                                                     |
Recommended level- 28                                        |
                                                             |
This fight is surprisingly easy. Mother has a couple of      |
attacks that do a good deal of damage and an attack that     |
paralyzes, but that's about it. Jack should attack with      |
Meteor Dive, Slash Rave and Sonic Vision, while Rudy fires   |
away with his Rocket Launcher. If you've gone outside the    |
Photosphere and upgraded Twin Orbs a little bit, and your    |
Luck is high, then try using Twin Orbs with ARM Lock On. If  |
it lands a lot of hits, it can do several thousand damage.   |
Otherwise, just fight as usual, having Cecilia cast some     |
assist magic and throw in some attacks spells as well.       |
_____________________________________________________________/

Defeated, Mother attempts to bring you down with her by sinking the 
Photosphere into the ocean. But then Calamity Jane and Bartholomew show 
up to help you out before the Photosphere crashes into the sea. Then 
you're safely escorted back to the Sweet Candy. Just when you think 
everything's ok, the Quarter Knights board your ship. The hooded figure 
you met in the Photosphere then shows up and reveals himself to be 
Zeikfried, the leader of the metal demons. Luckily, they haven't come to 
attack you, but they do leave you with the threat that they will take 
over Filgaia. Once they depart, it's time to go back to Adlehyde to 
determine what to do next.

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                         V. The Guardian Lords

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Later, everyone returns to Adlehyde, and a meeting is held in the castle 
conference room. Emma has decided that in order to beat the demons, you 
must gather all the information you can about them. She then formulates 
an intelligence agency in which she is the self proclaimed leader. Emma 
requests that you lend her the Metal Bird book you found at the Epitaph 
Sea, so that she can research the ancient flying machines while you go 
explore to world for information. Then, as you're just about prepared to 
leave, Cecilia decides to come with you. Even though she has reclaimed 
the Tear Drop, she feels that she must stick with Jack and Rudy for as 
long as their adventure lasts. 

If you talk to people in all the towns you've been to lately, you'll 
find that the Outer Sea is an ideal place for Dream Chasers to explore. 
But to reach the Outer Sea, you must first do something about the vortex 
that's blocking the only navigable channel between the Outer and Inner 
Sea. If you've been to Rosetta Town lately, you should know that the 
whirlpool has been hurting the town's trade. Talk to the mayor and he'll 
ask you to investigate the matter, so get on your ship and sail to the 
vortex, which is east of town. When you get there, the Sea Guardian, 
Lucadia, communicates with you through the Tear Drop and transports you 
to the shrine within the whirlpool. 

                             -------------
                             Dragon Shrine
                             -------------

First head left and climb the staircase there. Walk northeast in this 
next area and climb down the staircase there. Go left and go up the 
staircase to the left. Get the Magic Carrot and Lucky Card in this area 
and then climb back down the staircase. Descend the staircase to the 
southeast and then head left to find a maze of big blocks. To make it 
through here, get on the left side of the two blocks in the middle (the 
one's that are closest together) and push the left one towards the right 
one to make an opening. Climb down the staircase at the left end of the 
room. Head right and go down the staircase at the far end of the room. 

In this next area, you'll find a main path going north with several 
short paths leading to small rooms branching off of it. Go inside the 
first small room along the path to find a big block and a dark colored 
square on the floor. Push the block onto the square and pick up the 
Crest Graph that appears. Go back outside and go inside the next small 
room along the path. Push the two blocks in this room onto the dark 
squares and get the Crest Graph in the chest that appears. Head inside 
the next small room along the path. Push the two blocks in here onto the 
dark squares to get another Crest Graph. Enter the next room along the 
path and shove the three blocks in here onto the dark squares. Get the 
Shining Cape in the chest that appears and go inside the last room along 
the path. Push all four blocks onto the dark squares in here and get the 
Vase tool for Cecilia. Now, go all the way back to the beginning of this 
path and climb back up the staircase there. 

Head up the path in the middle of this room and use the save point 
there. Continue through the doorway at the end of the path. Use the Vase 
to put out the fire in front of you and hit the switch that was hidden 
under it. Go through the doorway to the left and push the blocks in this 
area to access the path going south (Hint- When you get close to the 
path, push the block out of the way just enough to get past it). Put out 
the fires blocking the path and get the Duplicator in the chest. Now, go 
back to the previous room and go through the doorway on the right. Push 
the blocks from this side the same way you did before to access the 
doorway to the north. Go through it and examine the blue light shining 
on the platform in this room. The Sea Dragon, Lucadia, appears to you, 
but then Lady Harken arrives to spoil your meeting. It's time for 
another Quarter Knight battle.
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Boss fight: HARKEN  \________________________________________
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HP: 14000                                                    |
Exp- 6600                                                    |
Gella- none                                                  |
Recommended level- 29                                        |
                                                             |
Lady Harken isn't too tough. Her major attack is Guilty      |
Blade, which nails everyone for quite a solid amount of      |
damage. She also has an attack called the Laser Silhouette   |
that does a good deal of damage to a single person. Have     |
Jack attack with his best skills, either Meteor Dive or      |
Slash Rave depending on his Luck. Rudy should use the Rocket |
Launcher, and if his Luck is high, Twin Orbs. Harken is also |
quite fast, so have Cecilia cast Slow Down, along with other |
assist spells such as Armor Down and Shield. And she should  |
keep everyone's HP high while throwing in some attack spells |
when she can.                                                |
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When the fight's over, you'll get the Triton Rune from Lucadia, and Jack 
receives his Fast Draw hint for the powerful Guilty Blade technique. 
Once that's over, leave the shrine, rest up if you want to, and then go 
explore the vast Outer Sea.

                        -----------------------
                        Exploring the Outer Sea
                        -----------------------

There is much more to explore in the Outer Sea than there was in the
Inner Sea. But the random battle monsters out here are harder than the
ones in the Inner Sea. The items that you can find floating in bottles 
throughout the entire Outer Sea are two Crest Graphs and a Duplicator. 
One place you'll want to visit sooner or later is the Ancient Arena, 
which is on the large island at the south end of the map. On that same 
island, and in a few other locations throughout the world, you'll find 
the Isolated Guild. This is the rebel magic guild where you can finally 
assemble advanced spells. Some must-have spells include Remedy, Restore,
Hi-Shield, Saint, and Invisible. I would also highly recommend getting
Hyper, Hi-Prison, Life Guard, Soul Guard, and as many elemental attack
spells as you can. If you talk to one of the magicians in the house,
he'll teleport to Adlehyde and set up shop there. Also be sure to explore
the northern parts of the Outer Sea, especially near Arctica. There is a
very small island called the Deserted Island that is east of Arctica,
where you can attain the Heavens Rune. You can also return to where the
Photosphere used to be to get the Star Rune. Also visit the island north
of Arctica to find the Snow Ravine and get the Snow Rune. If you talk to
the people in Milama, you'll find out that there's an island to the
north that even some Dream Chasers are afraid of. So once you're ready
to continue, search the waters north of Milama for the Demon Lab. 

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                               Demon Lab
                               ---------

When you first arrive there, you'll see a scene with Lady Harken and 
Alhazad. Once that's over, Head up this path and destroy the two 
reactors in this area to eliminate the floor traps. Continue through the 
doorway and then down the staircase after that. Head through the next 
doorway, and you'll ride the elevator there down. Go through the next 
doorway and follow this path to a ladder. Climb down it and go through 
the doorway to the left. Pass through this hall and open the Arm case in 
the next room to get the Bazooka Arm for Rudy. 

Head back and climb back up the ladder. Walk left and go down the next 
ladder. Pick up the Revive Fruit in the chest to the right and go 
through the doorway to the south. Ride the elevator down and go inside 
the room to the right in this next area to get two Potion Berries and a 
Mega Berry. Exit this room and go inside the room to the far left to get 
a Potion Berry and an Energy Saber. Now, go back outside and through the 
middle doorway. Descend the staircase at the end of this room and use 
the save point here. Ride the elevator down and head through the next 
doorway. 

In this area, you'll find a big door with two smaller doors on either 
side of the big door. Inside each of the four small rooms, there's a 
demon scientist guarding a data terminal. Go inside all four of these 
rooms, dispose of the monsters guarding the machines, and turn on the 
terminal. At the terminal in the last room on the right, change the data 
and then display the data again to get the password for the big door. 
Now, examine the big door and enter the password "Demon Gate" to open 
it. Go up the next hall and head through the next doorway to find the 
Dark Tear Drop, one of the metal demons' tools of destruction. As you 
arrive, Lady Harken comes out to guard the Dark Tear, so get ready to 
fight her again.
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Boss fight: HARKEN  \________________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 15000                                                    |
Exp- 10200                                                   |
Gella- 0                                                     |
Recommended level- 30                                        |
                                                             |
Notes- The fight really isn't much different from the last in|
terms of difficulty. Lady Harken comes packing a new arsenal |
of attacks including Asrael, Harken Tempest, and Magnum Fang;|
all of which do decent damage. Have Jack and Rudy attack with|
the same skills as last time, Meteor Dive and Rocket Launcher|
respectively. Cecilia should put her new advanced magic to   |
the test by casting Hi-Shield on the party, Hyper on Jack,   |
and some advanced attack spells (like Saint) as well.        |
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After the fight, Alhazad appears and takes Lady Harken and the Dark Tear 
with him. Then Jack receives his Fast Draw hint for Magnum Fang and 
ponders a personal conflict he has. Once you regain control, turn on the 
terminal ahead and get the two Bullet Clips in the partially hidden 
chests to the right and left of the terminal. Then leave the Demon Lab.

If you visit Baskar Village, you'll find out that the chief has had 
another dream. Talk to him, and he tells you that his vision involved 
the powers of Courage, Love, and Hope. These are the powers of the 
Guardian Lords, who were honored in a sacred, secluded place somewhere 
in the world a long time ago. Go to Court Seim, and you'll hear talk 
about the location of Rudy's grandfather's laboratory. Head west on your 
ship from the beach south of Court Seim to find another beach. Dock 
there, head south, and then east across a bridge to reach the Forgotten 
Ruins. Examine the thing on the table inside the house to get the 
Ocarina, which you can use to summon the Earth Golem to just about any 
spot on land (Note- Also make sure to pick up the Bullet Clip from the 
barrel inside the house). Now that you have the Ocarina, you can reach 
the home of the Guardian Lords by first traveling through the Wandering 
Isle. So rest up, save, and prepare yourself well for the trip. When 
you're ready, enter the Wandering Isle, which is south of Court Seim.

                             --------------
                             Wandering Isle
                             --------------

Head up the first two stair sets and inside the cave at the top. Walk up 
this path and up the next set of stairs. Climb up the stairs to the 
right and up the next stair set as well. Use the Grappling Hook in this 
area to hop from island to island until you reach a cave at the end. Go 
inside and follow this path all the way up to another passageway. Go 
through it to emerge outside again. Use the Grappling Hook to explore 
this area and find a Crest Graph, Magic Carrot, Red Jacket, and Sioux 
Poncho. Then make your way northwest to reach the cave there. Go inside, 
jump down to the save point if you wish to use it, and then exit through 
the cave to the west. Once you're back on the world map, use the Ocarina 
to summon the Earth Golem, so that you can cross the small lake and 
reach the Dead Sanctuary (Note- Make sure you are well prepared before 
you run this mission to completion). 

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                             Dead Sanctuary
                             --------------

First head up the path and use the Vase to put out the fires there. 
Continue up the path and through the doorway. Push the gray statue on 
the right up to continue up the path. Go through the doorway and push 
the gray statue to the left so that you can access the middle area. Push 
the statue that is facing right onto the dark square to open the door to 
the right. Move the statue blocking the weak wall in this area and have 
Rudy blow it up with his bombs. Go through the opening and have Cecilia 
put out the fires ahead. Push the statue here onto the dark square and 
return to the previous room. Go through the doorway on the right and get 
the Mystic Apple in the chest to the north. Follow this path all the way 
around to a chest containing another Mystic Apple and then exit this 
room to the north. Walk up this path and head right at the junction. 
Follow this path to the right, then down, then right again to a chest 
containing a Crest Graph. Return to the junction and head left. Go down 
and get the Elder Scroll on the right. Return to the junction again, 
walk right, and then up. Follow this path until you get to a stair set. 
Climb up it and climb down the next set of stairs to the left. Then 
descend the staircase just to the north.

Head right across this room and climb down the staircase on the other 
side of the room. Walk left across this room and go down the staircase 
at the end of the path. Follow this path and ascend either stair set at 
the east end of the room to get two Mystic Apples. Continue through the 
next doorway and put out the fire to access the middle doorway. In the 
next room, go through the middle doorway as well, and in the next room, 
go through the left doorway. 

In this next area, you'll find three dark squares lined up on the floor 
with four colored statues representing  Courage, Love, Hope, and the 
human will. First use Rudy's bombs to blow up the the green staute, 
representing the human will. Push the blue statue on the right square,
the red one on the left square, and the gold one on the middle square to
open the door ahead. Go through it and climb down the staircase there.
Take this path around to a save point. Use it and get the Lunar Rod in
the chest to the right. Continue north and use the Tear Drop to open the
door there. Go through it and up this path, and then Boomerang intercepts
you. Him and Luceid are here to test you again, so prepare to fight.
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Boss fight: BOOMERANG AND LUCEID  \__________________________
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HP: Boomerang- 12000, Luceid- 10000                          |
Exp- 16500                                                   |
Gella- 0                                                     |
Recommended level- 32                                        |
                                                             |
This dangerous duo has some new tricks up its sleeve this    |
time. Boomerang returns with Crescent Fang, which still does |
a very small amount of damage, and Luceid still has Black    |
Fang, which now does upwards of 700-800 HP in damage. But    |
Boomerang's new attack is the Double Boomerang Dynamic, which|
hits for massive damage. Luceid has a new attack called      |
Purple Electric which hits everyone in your party, and Large |
Moon which deals heavy damage. Like the last time you fought |
them, you should take out Luceid first. Have Jack attack with|
Magnum Fang or Meteor Dive, and have Rudy use Rocket Launcher|
and Twin Orbs. If you have Cecilia cast Hyper on Jack, his   |
Magnum Fang will do several thousand damage, sometimes as    |
much as 5000. Otherwise she should cast Hi-Shield, Slow Down,|
Armor Down, and heal the party with spells like Remedy and   |
Hi-Heal.                                                     |
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Once they take their leave, pick up the Goddess, Dragon, and Lion Idols, 
and then the Guardian Lords will speak to you. They tell you that they 
lost their power because the people of Filgaia lost their senses of 
courage, love, and hope. Then they invest their powers into Cecilia, 
giving her the High Guardian force ability. When that's over, continue 
into the next room and have Jack examine the warrior statue. Accept its 
challenge and defeat Zoa Zein to get Jack's Fast Draw hint for Shadow 
Bind. Now, leave the Dead Sanctuary. When you get outside, you are 
ambushed by the metal demons and abducted into the Gate Generator (that
is, if you have already completed the Demon Lab). While in the current of
the generator, Zeikfried forces you to battle three Amplifiers (Note- Do
not take these guys for granted. They are major nusience fighters, so
destroy them as fast as you possibly can). Once the fight is over, you'll
be taken into the Gate Generator.

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                             Gate Generator
                             --------------

First get the two Magic Carrots and Bullet Clip in the chests to the 
left and use the save point in this area. Exit this room through the 
passageway to the south. Head left and go through the next doorway. Walk 
up this path and climb down the staircase to the left. Pass through the 
next small room and head down this path. Get the Heal Berry in the small 
room at the end of the path and go back to the previous hall to find 
Zed, who has come to annoy you as you make your way through this place. 
He takes out a section of the floor, putting a pit between you and him. 
Use the Grappling Hook to hook onto Zed and get across the gap. Then 
he'll take off. 

Follow him until you reach an area where Zed traps you between two 
electrical fields. Use the Skates to get past the electrical field and 
into the next room. Head right to reach a 4-way junction. Go north, flip 
the lever in the next room to shut off the electricity, and then return 
to the intersection. Go south and through the doorway there. Hit the 
switch near the southeast corner of this room and then go flip the lever 
near the lowered purple barrier (you should be able to see it from where 
the first switch is). Use the Grappling Hook on the post to the left to 
get across the gap and go through the doorway in he southwest corner of 
the room to get a Crest Graph, Secret Sign, and Bullet Clip. Now, return 
to the junction in the previous room and head east. Go through the 
doorway and climb up the staircase at the end of the next room. Go 
inside the small room to the left to get two Potion Berries and a Force 
Unit. Head back out, climb up the stairs to the left, and go through the 
doorway to the south. 

You'll run into Zed again in this room. Get the Nectar in the chest to 
the south and then follow Zed. You'll see him hit a hidden switch in the 
wall, follow him down there and do the same. Go through the doorway that 
appears to the right. Climb up the staircase and head left. Go through 
the doorway at the end to reach a room with four levers in four small 
alcoves. By hitting each lever, the next door on the right opens. Going 
from left to right, hit the first, second, third, second, and then 
fourth lever to foil Zed's plan to trap you. Follow him into the next 
room and use the save point there. Continue into the next room to find 
that Zed has led you right to a Golem. It's time to battle.
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Boss fight: DIABLO  \________________________________________
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HP: 25000                                                    |
Exp- 12000                                                   |
Gella- 7000                                                  |
Recommended level- 33                                        |
                                                             |
Diablo is tough, but not as much of a nusiance as the last   |
Golem you fought. Besides its normal attack, the only other  |
attack it will use is Rolling Attack, which hits for well    |
over 1000 damage. Just make sure you're prepared to heal     |
after this one. Have Jack use Magnum Fang and Sonic Vision,  |
while Rudy attacks with the Rocket Launcher (Just don't use  |
the Bazooka, because it heals Diablo). Cecilia should cast   |
Hyper on Jack and Hi-Shield on the party, while using attack |
spells like Hi-Freeze when she's not healing. Also, let her  |
use High Guardian when she can.                              |
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After the battle, follow Zed into the next room and enter any password 
to open the next door. Continue into the next room and go through the 
big doorway to find Zed and Zeikfried. But just as Zed is about to 
finally stand and take up arms against you, Zeikfried steps in and 
decides to take care of you himself. 
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Boss fight: ZEIKFRIED  \_____________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 22000                                                    |
Exp- 15000                                                   |
Gella- 0                                                     |
Recommended level- 33                                        |
                                                             |
This battle is actually much more challenging than most      |
Quarter Knight battles you've had in the past. The attack you|
need to worry about most is the Negative Rainbow, which does |
as much as 1000 HP's in damage to all of your party members. |
Zeik Impulse is another one of his attacks that hits for a   |
decent amount of damage. Just have Jack and Rudy use the same|
skills they used to beat Diablo, and have Cecilia cast Armor |
Down and Hyper. She should also throw in some strong attack  |
spells like Saint, and use High Guardian whenever the        |
opportunity arises.                                          |
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When the battle is over, Zeikfried orders Zed to turn up the Generator 
to the max, so that it creates a black hole and sucks you in. To drag 
Rudy in, Zeikfried latches a wire to his arm. And when his attempts to 
cut the wire fail, he severs his own arm to get free. You're then sucked 
into the black hole, but the power of the Tear Drop saves you and 
deposits you near Adlehyde. After recovering from the shock, Jack and 
Cecilia see that Rudy is in critical condition, and Cecilia's magic 
can't help him because his body is made of artificial material. So you 
decide to take him to Emma to see if she can help Rudy. Meanwhile, 
Zeikfried has been dropped into the sunken Photosphere, and the remains 
of Mother come to consume him for his defiance. 

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Back at Emma's workshop, she explains how there is nothing she can do to 
help Rudy, because his body is made of artificial material. He is made 
of a material called the "living metal", the same thing the metal demons 
are composed of. The ability to create living metal was lost along with 
the Elws, so you decide to go see if there is anything Mariel can do to 
help Rudy. Meanwhile, all the others will be on the lookout for war. So 
now that it's just Jack and Cecilia, head over to Rosetta Town and talk 
to Mariel. She tells you that the herbs she has don't have enough power 
to heal a wound as great as Rudy's. But because Rudy has helped her in 
the past, she decides to do anything she can to help. Mariel then joins 
your party and tells you to go to the Forest Mound. So leave town and 
enter the Forest Mound south of town. Once you're there, go to the alter 
at the north end of the forest and Mariel explains that this is the gate 
between Filgaia and the Elw Dimension. She then cuts herself to activate 
the device, and you are transported to the Elw Dimension. 

When you arrive at the Forest Mound of the Elw Dimension, head south.
Right after you pass the black stones in the clearing, head east though
the trees and then south from the clearing to reach a Full Libra. Return
to where the two black stones are and walk through the thicket of trees
going south to the next clearing. Go west into the hidden path and then
north when you reach the middle of that thicket of trees. Then follow
this path all the way up to two Crest Graphs. Return to the main path and
head south to the exit. Three Elws stop you and iquire about how you got
here. Then they take to to their village to have their elder pass
judgment on you.

Once you've put Rudy and Mariel to bed, you'll speak with Emiko, the Elw 
leader. He explains that the Elws have lost the technology to create 
living metal, so there is nothing he can do to help either. But just 
when it seems all hope is lost, Mariel comes in and mentions that the 
Guardian Blade can be used to help Rudy. Although Emiko is opposed to 
it, you decide to go take Rudy to see Mariel's brother Vassim, who was 
exiled to far end of the Elw Dimension. When you regain control, explore 
the village for a Mega Berry, Agile Apple, Magic Carrot, Sunbird Hat, 
Blue Ribbon, and Mystic Apple. And also be sure to talk to the people 
(and creatures) around here, because some of them drop hints about the 
Abyss. Before you leave, get the Spirit Key from the Elw in the house at 
the northeast end of the village, so that you can free the Life Guardian 
trapped in the Forest Prison. Once you're ready, leave the village and 
go to the Forest Prison to the southwest.

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                             Forest Prison
                             -------------

First off, if you try to look for anything in the middle of this 
section, you're going to be confused. The layout of this mission is 
confusing and can be completed in many different ways. If you're stuck, 
you'll have to read this section from the beginning. First, head left 
along the path into the next area. Follow this path southwest into the 
next area also. Walk south and use Cecilia's Wand to talk to the 
creature sitting near the tree in the middle of the path. It tells you 
to either keep going to the right, or keep going to the left all the way 
through (I took the right path, but you can go either way and still make 
it through here). 

Continue south into the next area and head right. Go into the next area 
and head up at the first junction. Get the Crest Graph in the chest and 
return to the previous area. Walk to the right into the next area and 
keep going right until the path bends south, leading you to a chest 
containing a Crest Graph. Go back two areas and take the path going 
north. Head east at the next junction and pick up the Warrior Vest along 
the path in this next area. Continue up the path and go right at the 
next junction to a chest containing a Crest Graph. Go back to the 
junction and head north. Get the Mirage Coat in the chest to the left 
and continue to the right into the next area. Pass through the next two 
areas, still going right, and head south at the end. Get the Crest Graph 
in the chest in this next area and jump off the wooden ledge. Grab the 
Prairie Coat in the chest to the left and then continue to the east. 
Walk north at the next junction and exit this next area to the right. 
Pass through this area and go south in the next area. Climb down the 
small stair set and continue to the left. Head northwest from the big 
chest to reach a save point and a Crest Graph.

Then go back and use the Spirit Key on the big chest partially hidden in
the trees. A strange light will come out of it and take off to the
right. Follow it and walk up to the spring to find the Life Guardian, 
Odoryuk. Talk to Odoryuk and then acquire the Life Rune. Return to the 
previous area and head south. Follow this path all the way to the exit.

Once you're back on the world map, cross the bridge to the south to 
reach Vassim's Lab. Check around the area outside the house for a Mega 
Berry and check inside the house for a Duplicator and Magic Carrot. Then 
talk to Vassim, and he'll tell you that you need the powers of the Life 
and Illusion Guardians to forge the Guardian Blade and save Rudy. You 
should have already gotten the Life Guardian's Rune during your first 
trip through the Forest Prison, so now all you have to do is find the 
Illusion Guardian, who resides within the book De Le Metalica. This book 
is kept deep inside the Forbidden Library (the same one Cecilia visited 
in her solo mission at the very beginning of the game). So exit Vassim's 
Lab and leave the Elw Dimension via the Forest Mound. Once you're back 
in Filgaia, go to Curan Abbey and use the Tear Drop to enter the 
Forbidden Library. Go to the very last room (where you fought Nelgaul) 
and examine the bookshelf on the left to find the De Le Metalica. Read 
it and you'll be transported to the book's labyrinth.

                             --------------
                             De Le Metalica
                             --------------

Climb down the stairs to the right and then go down the next set of 
stairs. Go through the door and head up and down the stair sets going 
left to reach a door at the end of the path. Go through it, climb up the 
stair set to the right and examine the door at the top of this area. It 
says that one hour ago this door was open, so walk all the way around 
this area once, going counter clockwise to symbolically turn back time 
and open the door (You can use the Pocket Watch to solve this puzzle as
well. Thanks to Ashera, for showing me this). In the next area, descend
the stairs to the right, examine the yellow book on the ground, and it'll
vanish. Continue through the doorway to the south. Go down the stairs to
the south and examine the blue book on the floor. Head up the next stair
set and then up the next set of stairs going northwest. Examine the red
book and the ground and go through the doorway to the south. Use the save
point here if you like and then head right until you reach a sealed door
and a monument.

NOTE: The save point is a good place to walk around and fight random
battles. The Necronomics in here carry the Necronomicon, Cecilia's best
magic book. The Necronomicon is a rare drop, but if you have the right
spells it is very easy to obtain. If you inprison the Necronomics using
Cecilia's Prison/Hi-Prison spells, you can then kill them in one hit with
the spell Lucky Shot (or by using the Bone item with Mystic) to get a
guaranteed item drop. Since you cannot return to De Le Metalica once you
leave, this is your only chance to get this great accessory.

Once you're ready to continue, inspect the monument and sealed door to
the east of the save point to get hints for this puzzle. Continue up the 
stairs to the left. Go through the door at the end of the path and head 
up into an area with five bookcases. From left to right, read the third 
and fourth ones. Then return to where the sealed door is and go down the 
stairs to the right. Go through the door at the end of the path and open 
the corresponding third and fourth chests from left to right. Head back 
to the sealed door, examine it, and it will open. 

Go through it and climb down the stairs to the left. Inspect the green 
book on the ground and head through the door on the right. Walk to the 
right and inspect the yellow book along the path. Ascend the stairs and 
go through the door at the end of the path. Examine the three books in 
this area and Jack will get his Fast Draw hint for Phazer Zapp (That's 
only if you've found all the other books as well). Head through the next 
doorway and go through the next door to the east. In this area, examine 
the monument between the two doors and then go through the left door to 
begin the door puzzle. Go through the doors in this order: right, right,
left, right. Follow this next path all the way around until you reach
the alter at the end and find Duras Drum, the Guardian of Illusion. 

He'll commend you on getting through the maze and grant you his powers 
by giving you the Hades Rune. You'll then be transported back to the 
Forbidden Library. Leave and return to the Elw Dimension. Go to Vassim's 
Lab and go down into the basement and talk to Vassim. He'll use the 
Guardians' powers to forge the Guardian Blade and perform Rudy's 
operation. After the surgery, you'll be left with just Cecilia. Go 
upstairs and talk to Rudy. You'll then go inside Rudy's dreams and see 
how his pure heart was formed under the influence of his grandfather. 
But as you try to tell Rudy to let go of the past, because his friends 
need him now, a devil who feeds on the dreams of the pure hearted named 
Elizabeth comes out to stop you.
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Boss fight: ELIZABETH  \_____________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 10000                                                    |
Exp- 6000                                                    |
Gella- 0                                                     |
Recommended level- 33                                        |
                                                             |
You would think that fighting with just Cecilia would be     |
tough, but this fight really isn't that hard if you have the |
right spells. Elizabeth's two main attacks are the Flash     |
Bomb, which hurts you and causes Flash, and Darkness, a      |
powerful elemental spell. You can cast some assist magic like|
Suction or Protect if you want, but it isn't really          |
necessary. The spell you need for this battle is Saint, which|
does a couple thousand HP's of damage in this battle. Also,  |
if you have the Heavens Rune equipped, High Guardian will do |
almost 9000 damage.                                          |
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After the fight Cecilia continues to help Rudy pull through his 
struggle. Once she recognizes her own faults, the Goddess Idol that you 
found shatters and Raftina, the Guardian of Love appears. You'll get the 
Love Rune and then wake up to find that Rudy is alright. Then Jack comes 
in to see that Rudy is ok, and your party is reunited. Once you regain 
control, have Rudy talk to Vassim, and he'll grant you Rudy's final 
force ability, Fury Shot. Then go outside and blow up the crate behind 
the house to get the Secret Tool (Note- When you get back to Adlehyde, 
give this to the engineer who is helping to repair the city and he'll 
fix the Guardian statue in town, so that you can get the Castle Rune). 
Return to Filgaia and talk to Mariel. After saying her goodbys, she goes 
back to town. Head down to the Forest Mound entrance and Calamity Jane 
shows up, urging you to come back to Adlehyde to see a big, new project 
that Emma has just finished. 

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                       VII. The Flying Machine

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On the outskirts of Adlehyde, Calamity Jane tells you about the flying 
machine Emma has been working on while you were gone. You then go up to 
the top of a cliff to see the test flight. But since Bartholomew's the 
pilot, you can expect trouble. You'll see the aircraft shoot across the 
sky and then crash. Back in the conference room at Adlehyde castle, Emma 
explains that her Emma-motor isn't powerful enough to allow the 
Protowing to fly in the jet streams of the upper atmosphere. Anje, the 
woman you met in Curan Abby, then comes in and explains that there's 
something wrong with the Guardians, and the disturbance is coming from 
the southeast. Then Emma takes you to her secret lab and tells you that 
if you can find a pair of Gemini Circuts, the airship will be powerful 
enough to fly in the upper atmosphere. Afterwards the Protowing is taken 
outside for your full time use. The only things that limit your travel 
now are mountains. When you're ready, fly east and enter the Gemini's 
Corpse just west of Court Seim.

                            ---------------
                            Gemini's Corpse
                            ---------------

First blow up the weak wall at the north end of this room and go through 
the opening. Open the chest in here and Equitus, the Guardian of the 
Sword speaks to you and gives Jack the Fast Draw hint for Cosmic Nova. 
Return to the previous room and climb down the staircase. Destroy the 
weak wall in the area below and head through the passageway. Put out the 
fires and follow this path up to a statue. Take the Jewel out of it and 
exit this room the way you came in. Walk to the right and go through the 
doorway at the end of the path. Blow up the weak wall to the left and 
climb down the staircase in this small room. Get another Jewel from the 
statue there and go back upstairs. Follow this path east and go through 
the doorway at the end to get a Black Pass and Crest Graph. Go back into 
the hall and climb down the staircase to the left. Have Hanpan get the 
Magic Carrot in the chest to the left and then head right. Destroy the 
weak wall and go through the opening. Put a Jewel in the statue there 
and climb up the staircase that was behind it. Open the Arm case in this 
room to obtain the Phaser Arm for Rudy. 

Go back downstairs and take the Jewel back out of the statue. Return to 
the previous room and head through the next doorway. Put out the fire 
along the path and have Hanpan get the Lucky Card in the chest that it 
was blocking. Continue to the left and put a Jewel in the statue at the 
end of the path to raise the gate blocking the staircase. Descend the 
staircase and go through the next doorway. Use Hanpan to get the Pouch 
in the chest to the left and then walk to the right. Go through the next 
doorway along the path and get the Mega Berry in the chest. Destroy the 
weak wall and put a Jewel in the statue's chest in this small room to 
reveal a staircase. Climb down it and put out the fires blocking the 
path to access two more Jewels. Go back upstairs and take the Jewel back 
out of the statue there. Head out into the hall and go through the next 
doorway on the right.

Walk to the right and go through the next doorway. Put out the fire to 
the right and put a Jewel in the statue to raise the gate to the left. 
Go back to the previous room and head through the next doorway. 
Extinguish the fires and go through the doorway to the right. Follow 
this path east and go through the doorway near the end to use the save 
point. Climb down the staircase at the end of the path and put Jewels in 
both of the statues to reveal a staircase. Go down it and you'll fall 
into a giant pit and land with such a crash that a chest gets knocked 
right off the top of a statue. Get Rudy's Power Glove tool in the chest 
and go through the next doorway. Use the Power Glove to knock the chests 
off of the two statues in this area to get an Ambrosia and Duplicator. 
Blow up the weak walls behind both of those statues to get two Secret 
Signs. Go through the middle doorway and have Rudy punch the purple post 
across the pit with his Power Glove. Then use the Grappling Hook on it 
to get across the gap. Go through the next doorway and try to pick up 
the item in the middle of this area. But then, a huge monster comes out 
to make you work for your keep. 
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Boss fight: MECH DRAKE  \____________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 30000                                                    |
Exp- 18000                                                   |
Gella- 7000                                                  |
Recommended level- 34                                        |
                                                             |
This guy only poses a small challenge. The attack you really |
need to worry about is the Resonance Wave, which does several|
hundred to a thousand damage to all of your paty members.    |
Mech Drake also has a weak attack called Laser Breath which  |
hits one person. Have Jack use Magnum Fang or Phazer Zapp,   |
whichever does more damage. Rudy should use the Rocket       |
Launcher, Twin Orbs, and maybe even the Phaser (if you've    |
left this place to go ugrade it). Also be sure to use Fury   |
Shot with the Rocket Launcher if your force gauge gets full  |
to do a very great deal of damage. Cecilia should cast some  |
assist spells like Armor Down and Hyper, attack with powerful|
spells like Saint, and heal the party when you need to.      |
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When the fight's over, pick up the Gemini Circuit and then leave via the 
portal that appears. Return to Adlehyde and go to the castle to meet 
with Emma in the council room. After telling her that you found one of 
the Gemini Circuts, you get word from the team on the Sweet Candy that 
they found the other one, but then the ship gets attacked by a giant sea 
monster. The Sweet Candy sinks to the bottom of the ocean, along with 
the Gemini Circuit, so everyone returns to Adlehyde to try to formulate 
a new plan now that the Protowing can't be upgraded. 

Once the meeting is dismissed, leave Adlehyde and return to the Ship 
Graveyard. Go to the beach there to find that the Gemini Circuit has 
washed up on shore, just like all the other debris from sunken ships do. 
The airship can be upgraded after all, so go take this to Emma and 
she'll take you down to her secret lab again to show you that she's 
gathered up all the Arms experts in the world to help her work on this. 
And in the morning, the Gullwing is complete. Now you can freely travel 
the world with speed and style. And now that this is over, you can 
investigate the disturbance with the Guardians to the southeast. So hop 
on your new and improved Gullwing and go to Pandemonium castle on the 
island surrounded by mountains to the southeast (Note- But first, visit 
the vally near the Giant's Cradle to reach the Ancient Alter and get the 
Sword Rune).

                               -----------
                               Pandemonium
                               -----------

Head up this hall and go through the doorway at the end. Climb up the 
staircase and head up the stairs to the left. Go through the doorway to 
the north to get a Mind Gem and pass through the passageway to the 
south. Hit the blue switch on the wall (it looks kind of like one of 
those jewels in the Gemini's Corpse) to open the blue door to the right. 
Walk up the path to the right and into the next room. Climb up the small 
stair set and go through the doorway to the left. Get the Mega Berry in 
the chest to the left and then use the save point ahead. Continue up the 
staircase and head right. Go through the doorway at the end of the path 
and Harken comes down in this next room and reverts into Elmina. Then 
Alhazad showes up with a lacky for you to fight. 
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Boss fight: TURASK  \________________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 20000                                                    |
Exp- 18000                                                   |
Gella- 28400                                                 |
Recommended level- 35                                        |
                                                             |
Turask shouldn't give you too much trouble. Its most powerful|
attack is Cut Down, which deals a great amount of damage to  |
everyone in your party. Turask also has an attack that       |
poisons your party, and it'll cast Shield occasionally to    |
raise its defense. To counter this, Cecilia should cast Armor|
Down once or twice to keep Turask's defense from getting too |
high. Have Jack slash away with his most powerful Fast Draws,|
probably Magnum Fang, and Rudy should conserve his ammo by   |
using a variety of of Arms, including Rocket Launcher, Twin  |
Orbs, and Phaser. Let Cecilia back up the team with the usual|
assist and healing magic, while using some of her best attack|
spells when she can.                                         |
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Once the battle is over, Alhazad traps you and Elmina and locks the 
three of you up separately in the dungeon of Pandemonium. As Jack and 
Hanpan sit in their cell, they realize that they must do something to get 
them out. Talk to Hanpan, and you'll take control of him. Go through the 
little hole to the right and head up this trail. Go through the first 
opening along this path that you come across. Go up the path to the 
right and go inside the next small hole on the right. Follow this path 
all the way to the opening at the end. Go up the staircase to the right 
and go through the doorway on the right side of this room to find a 
lever on the wall. Flip it to unlock the cells and return to where Jack 
is.

In this next part, you'll have to continually switch back and forth 
between characters to make it through here. There are many ways to do 
this, and mine is just one of them. First have Jack in control. Leave 
your cell and exit this room to the right. get the two Magic Carrots, a 
Lucky Card, and Secret Sign from all the cells in this area and continue 
through the doorway to the northeast to arrive at a locked door. Then 
switch over to Cecilia. Leave the cell and climb up the staircast to the 
left. Go inside the room to the left and hit the orange switch on the 
wall. Switch back over to Jack and the doorway in front of you should 
now be cleared. Go through it and ascend the staircase at the end of the 
path. Hit the switch to the right and go through the doorway to the 
south to be stopped by another locked door. Switch over to Cecilia 
again. Hit the switch on the wall again and continue over to the red 
door on the left which is now blocking your path. 

Switch to Jack again. Go through the now opened doorway and hit the 
switch on the wall to the right in this next area. Switch back to 
Cecilia. Pass through the now opened doorway and head into the next 
room. Make your way through the next room and hit the switch along the 
path going left. Continue to the left and head through the doorway at 
the end of the path. Climb up the staircase to the left and stand on the 
blue switch in this area. Now, take control of Rudy. Leave your cell and 
use the save point to the right. Get the Bullet Clip from this cell and 
continue up the staircase to the southwest. Go through the doorway to 
the southwest and head right. Head through the doorway at the end of the 
path and switch over to Jack. Hit the switch on the wall again and then 
switch right back over to Rudy. Go through the now opened doorway and 
into the next room. Continue to the right in this next hall and go 
through the doorway at the end. Head right and go through the doorway to 
the north. Walk to the right in this next area and go through the next 
doorway. Ascend the staircase in here and head down and left to a red 
door. Take control of Jack and hit that switch on the wall a final time. 
Continue through the doorway to the south and climb up the staircase in 
this area. Head through the next doorway and stand on the blue switch in 
this area. Switch back over to Rudy and go through the next doorway to 
the north. Stand on th blue switch in this area to reunite your party. 

Now, go back to that blue switch on the wall that you had Jack keep 
pressing and destroy the weak wall to the left of it to access an 
Ambrosia and two Crest Graphs. Go back to where you reunited you party 
and head south. Go through the doorway there and go inside the middle 
room in this area to be stopped by the Demon Prophet, the dungeon guard. 
He gives you the choice to return to your cell, but refuse and you'll 
ignite a battle.
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Boss fight: DEMON PROPHET  \_________________________________
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HP: 22000                                                    |
Exp- 21000                                                   |
Gella- 36100                                                 |
Recommended level- 35                                        |
                                                             |
This guy is actually pretty tough. Not only is he fast, but  |
all of his attacks, which are too specific to name, do       |
upwards of 1000 damage. Everyone should be prepared to heal  |
at any time in this battle, even Jack and Rudy. But for the  |
most part, have them pound away with their usual attacks.    |
Cecilia should cast Slow Down as many times as it takes to   |
get everyone faster than the Demon Prophet. Then have her    |
heal and throw in some attack spells, like Saint, when       |
possible. Just don't let anyone fall below 1000 HP, and if   |
someone does, then put all of your efforts into healing      |
before the Demon Prophet gets another chance to attack.      |
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After you've killed him, continue up the staircase and have Jack stand 
on one of the blue switches in this area while Hanpan hits the other to 
open the door. Go through the doorway to the south and use the save 
point in here again. Continue up the staircase and go through the 
doorway at the east end of this hall. Go through the doorway at the 
north end of this room and head up this next hall. Go through the 
doorway at the end and pass through the next room. Make your way through 
the next room as well and keep going until you are stoped by another 
foe, Shazam. He assures you that the Darkness Tear will be activated and 
then starts a fight. 
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Boss fight: SHAZAM  \________________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 30000                                                    |
Exp- 27000                                                   |
Gella- 39800                                                 |
Recommended level- 35                                        |
                                                             |
Shazam is also pretty challenging, especially after having to|
fight two bosses before him (unless you went back and rested |
after escaping from the dungeon). His most deadly, and       |
annoying attack is Fatal Blow, which really can't be defended|
against unless you have the Soul Guard or Life Guard spells. |
The Dark Ray is an elemental attack that hits everyone for a |
good deal of damage, and he also has an attack called Shriek,|
which randomly induces status changes and does a pathetic    |
amount of damage to all party members. Rudy should unload all|
the ammo he has left with Rocket Launcher and Phaser, and use|
Fury Shot when he can, while Jack unleashes his most powerful|
Fast Draws, like Magnum Fang or Slash Rave. Have Cecilia cast|
Slow Down and Soul Guard, heal the party, and use attack     |
spells like Saint (Darkness heals Shazam).                   |
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When he's done for, continue up the hall and through the doorway at the 
end. Head up this next hall and go inside the next room to find the Dark 
Tear. Then Alhazad and Zeikfried (apparently he survived), will speak to 
you from afar and tell you about their plans to use the Elw Pyramids to 
spread the anti-life force of the Dark Tear all over Filgaia. And right 
before your very eyes, darkness rains on the world and the forces of 
nature are thrown off balance. In an attempt to stop the Dark Tear and 
free Elmina, Jack resiliently charges the Dark Tear with his sword until 
it finally shatters. But then she changes back into Lady Harken and 
takes off. Jack then has a flashback about when he became an Arctic 
knight, and had the wrong idea about the power to protect others.

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When Jack wakes up, he finds that he is back in Adlehyde castle. He 
grieves the fact that he couldn't protect Elmina, but is happy to know 
that Rudy and Cecilia still want him on their team. Jack then requests 
that you all go to Arctica to resolve a personal matter of his. Everyone 
agrees, so once you're ready to go, get on the Gullwing and fly east to 
the continent of Arctica. Then enter the fortress surrounded by 
mountains, Arctica Castle.

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                             Arctica Castle
                             --------------

First, go through the entranceway and pass through this room. Get the 
two Full Revives in this hall and head right. Climb up the staircase and 
go through the doorway to the south. Grab the Nectar and two Mega 
Berries in the three chests to the left and continue through the next 
doorway. Walk up this path and use a Duplicator on the door to the left 
to access two Secret Signs. Continue up the hall and through the doorway 
at the end. Open the Arm case in the middle of the courtyard to get the 
Wild Bunch Arm for Rudy. Go through the doorway to the northeast and use 
another Duplicator on the door in this area to reach another pair of 
Secret Signs. Head back outside and go through the middle doorway. Walk 
up this path and get the Lucky Card in the chest to the right. Then go 
through the doorway to the left of that chest. Ascend the zig zagging 
stair sets in this area and go inside the room at the top. Inspect the 
throne in this room and Jack will get the Black Feral and the Fast Draw 
hint for Void. Now, go back down all the stair sets and return to the 
previous room. Climb down the staircase to the left. Go down the next 
two staircases and use the save point here. Continue down the next 
staircase and head down this long path. Pass through the next hall and 
ride the big elevator down. Go through the doorway to the left and head 
towards the center of this room to find Elmina. Talk to her, and Jack 
asks Rudy and Cecilia to stay out of this one, as he prepares for a 
final duel against Lady Harken. 
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Boss fight: HARKEN  \________________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 20000                                                    |
Exp- 10000                                                   |
Gella- 0                                                     |
Recommended level- 35                                        |
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This is a really easy fight. Harken only uses two attacks in |
this battle, Magnum Fang and Harken Tempest, neither of which|
do much damage at all. Just simply attack with your best Fast|
Draws and use Heal Blade when your HP starts to get low.     |
She'll probably be faster than you, but that doesn't matter. |
Build up your force so that you can use Sonic Vision to      |
finish her off (Note- You get a Secret Sign for winning this |
fight, and you can also steal one during the fight using     |
Trickster).                                                  |
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Once the fight is over, the light of Jack's heart appears as he finally 
learns what it means to protect others. The Lion Idol then shatters and 
Justine, the Guardian of Courage, come out and grants you the Courage 
Rune. When that's over, go inside the room to the left to get the Boom 
Getter and then go through the doorway to the right. Follow this path 
all the way to the exit, and then the Guardians transmit a message to 
you saying that the demons have found Ka Dingel. Then you see a scene 
where the tower of Ka Dingel is raised out of the ocean. So once you're 
out of the castle, go someplace to rest up and prepare yourself for the 
trip to Ka Dingel. When you're ready, fly south from Adlehyde to reach 
the tower's location in the Outer Sea (But first, make a stop over to 
the alter at Baskar Village to get the Hope Rune). Land on the ring of 
land surrounding the tower and use the Ocarina to summon the Earth 
Golem. Then ride the Earth Golem across the shallow water to the tower.

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                               Ka Dingel
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When you arrive at the front gate, Boomerang and Luceid will be right 
there waiting for you. Boomerang tells you about Zeikfried's plan to use 
the artificial planet, Malduke, to destroy Filgaia. He explains that all 
that matters to him now is finding the perfect adversary to satisfy his 
desire for battle, so get ready to battle Boomerang and Luceid once 
again.
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Boss fight: BOOMERANG AND LUCEID  \__________________________
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HP: Boomerang- 25000, Luceid- 15000                          |
Exp- 33900                                                   |
Gella- 0                                                     |
Recommended level- 36                                        |
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This battle is just as difficult as the last two times you   |
fought this duo. Boomerang comes packing Crescent Fang and   |
the Double Boomerang Dynamic, both of which you should be    |
familiar with, and this time he also has Zero Armor Attack,  |
which hits one person for nearly 1000 damage. Luceid has her |
usual Black Fang, and now she has the Purple Electric        |
Revised, which his everyone for a good amount of damage. Like|
always, concentrate on Luceid first, then go after Boomerang.|
Have Jack use his best Fast Draws and Sonic Vision, while    |
Rudy fires away with the Phaser (or maybe even Wild Bunch if |
you've upgraded it enough). Cecilia should cast Slow Down on |
Boomerang and Hyper on Jack, and then have her keep the party|
healed.                                                      |
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After the battle, Boomerang realizes the potential of the human race and 
asks you to ascend Ka Dingel and defeat Zeikfried. But then Zeikfried 
sends a herd of monsters to attack you and Boomerang for his mutiny. 
Boomerang lets you go into the tower while he and Luceid fight the 
monsters. After you're safe inside, Boomerang and Luceid take up arms, 
knowing that they will perish in battle, only to rise again to continue 
his quest for the perfect prey. Inside you hear the final roar of battle 
and then regain control (Note- If you go back outside, you'll find 
nothing left but the Saber Fang with a note foreshadowing Boomerang's 
return). So now it's time to tackle the tower.

First, go through either the left or right passageway to get two Mega 
Berries in the room back there. Go back and climb up the staircase in 
the first room. Head through the doorway to the southwest and then walk 
south in this room. Go through the brightly lit doorway to the left and 
follow this path to a weak section of wall. Blow it up and go through 
the opening. Hit the switch to the northeast to open the door in the 
upper area. Head back through the last hall and go through the doorway 
just to the south. Take this path to the right and head through the next 
doorway. Pick up the Lucky Card and Nectar in this area and continue 
into the next room. Climb up the stairs to the right and go through the 
doorway to the right. Follow this path up to a switch. Press it and a 
statue appears in the area below. 

Go back to the previous room and go through the doorway to the south. 
Pass through the next two areas and head through the doorway you opened 
at the end of the next path. Head into the room to the right and get the 
two Magic Carrots and two Full Revives in this area. Then go through the 
northeast doorway. Head down the stairs on the right side of this area 
and get the Magic Carrot and Mega Berry in the two chests. Continue into 
the room to the south and push the statue onto the dark blue square in 
here to open the door in the room where you got the pairs of Magic 
Carrots and Full Revives. Go back to that room and head through the 
middle doorway. 

Climb up the staircase at the end of this path and pick up the pair of 
Magic Carrots in this small room. Continue through the next doorway and 
climb up the stairs to the right. Go inside the room to the right, grab 
the Mega Berry and Full Revive from the chests and return to the 
previous room. Ascend the stairs to the left and head inside the room on 
the left. Get the Mega Berry and Full Revive from the chests and then 
push the statue into the big pit. Enter the room below and push the 
statue into the alcove on the left side of the locked door to open it. 
Go through the opened doorway and head up the stairs here. 

On the right, you'll find three switches. Hit the right and middle ones 
and then jump off the ledge to the far right. Head left and flip the 
lever on the right side of the locked door to open it (and shut the 
three doors behind you). Go through the opened doorway and climb up the 
next staircase. Head right and go through the southern doorway to get an 
Ambrosia in this small room. Go back out and climb up the stairs to the 
right. Head left and get the Nectar in the chest. Continue through the 
doorway to the southwest and pass through this hall. Climb up the 
staircase at the east end of this next area and go through the doorway 
in the center of this room. Get the Metal Shield in the chest and exit 
this room the way you came in. 

Ascend the staircase to the left and pick up the Ambrosia in the chest 
to the right. Place a bomb next to the crystal ball in this area to make 
the door on the right open. Climb up the staircase that was behind it 
and then go up the staircase at the west end of this area. Head right 
and climb up the staircase at the end of the path. Bomb the first 
crystal ball in this area to lower the barrier and access the second 
ball. Put a bomb next to that one and then quickly run back across the 
barrier to open the door on the left, revealing a staircase. Climb up it 
and head up the next staircase at the left end of this path. Go up the 
stairs to the far right in this area and go through the doorway there. 

In this room you'll find eight levers arranged in the shape of a square. 
To open the next door, you'll have to have all the levers flipped in the 
opposite direction. But each time you flip a lever, the two levers next 
to it flip also. To solve the puzzle, flip them in this order: middle 
right, lower right, upper right, upper middle, lower middle, lower left, 
upper left, middle left. Once you've solved it, Head through the doorway 
to the north and use the save point ahead. Go through either the right 
or left doorway and climb up the stairs in the middle of this area. 
Alhazad will then appear, and after a little talk, he'll decide to show 
you his true form and do away with you once and for all.
____________________
                    \
Boss fight: ALHAZAD  \_______________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 30000                                                    |
Exp- 30000                                                   |
Gella- 10000                                                 |
Recommended level- 36                                        |
                                                             |
Alhazad is a big pushover. He'll cast Slow Down on you at    |
the beginning to the fight and then attack with Alhazad      |
Symphony, which hits everyone for about 1000 damage. Just    |
have Cecilia give him a taste of his own medicine by casting |
Slow Down on him once or twice, and then have her heal the   |
party with Remedy or Raftina. Jack should use Magnum Fang or |
whatever Fast Draws work best for you, while Rudy attacks    |
with the Phaser or Rocket Launcher.                          |
_____________________________________________________________/

When the fight is over, Jack gets his final force ability, Double 
Attack. Continue into the next room to reach the Dimensional Elevator, 
which connects Ka Dingel to Malduke. This may be a good time to leave Ka 
Dingel and take care of any unfinished business you may have (side 
quests, missed areas and items, etc.). Although, if you're up to taking 
on the final mission now, keep in mind that you can leave Malduke once 
you go there. Once you are ready, turn on the Dimensional Elevator to 
travel through the sea of stars and reach the artificial planet, 
Malduke.

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                              IX. Malduke

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Well, this is it, the final mission. The journey ahead is hard and long, 
but you can go back to Filgaia at just about any point during this 
mission if you need to. Keep in mind, though, that if you do go back for 
anything, you'll have to hike through Ka Dingel to get back here. I 
suggest taking care of any unfinished business and last minute 
preparations now, and then run this mission from start to finish when 
you're fully prepared to do so. 

First head into the next room and destroy the reactors blocking the two 
staircases in this area. Climb down the staircase to the right and walk 
inside the giant pipe to the right. Make your way into the next room and 
get the Bullet Clip in the chest and the Arch Smash Arm from the Arm 
case (Note- If you lose track of where you are in the piping, dash or 
use tools like the Power Glove to locate yourself). Return to the 
previous room and head back up the staircase. Ascend the staircase on 
the left side of this room and get the Nectar in the chest to the left. 
Use the Power Glove to send the purple post flying over to the other 
side of the pit (just like you did in the Gemini's Corpse). Use the 
Grappling Hook to get across the pit and then head through the doorway 
to the north. Destroy the reactor in this room and continue through the 
next doorway. Hit the switch in this room to shut off all the reactors 
and then return to the very first room after the Dimensional Elevator. 

Head down the path in he middle of this room to reach a save point. Use 
it if you want to and then go back out the way you came in. Climb back 
down the staircase on the right and go through the doorway on the left. 
Head left and continue left at the 4-way junction (you can destroy the 
reactor there if you want to and then go turn that security switch back 
on to shut off the X traps ahead). Go through the doorway at the end of 
the path and flip the lever in the upper part of this room to open the 
doorway below. Go through the doorway you opened and get the Guitar tool 
in the chest. Return to the junction in the previous hall and go through 
the southern doorway. Follow this hall left to a doorway. Go through it 
and blast through the X's in this area by shooting Hanpan at them to
reach the big pipe to the left. Make your way all the way out the other
end of the pipe and hit the lever in this area to open the door below.
Jump off the ledge to the right and go through the doorway you just
opened. Blast through the long line of X's in this area and go through
the doorway at the end of the path.

In this area, you'll find a huge maze of pipes you have to walk through. 
Go inside through the opening and follow the path to the right. Go right 
at the next junction and follow this pipe all the way to an opening 
right near a chest. Get the Nectar in the chest and follow the line to 
the right down and through the opening at the end. Head through the 
doorway to the south and have Jack examine the warrior statue in here. 
Accept the challenge and defeat the two Fesel Zeins to get the Fast Draw 
hint for Jack's ultimate move, Trump Card. Go back to the previous room 
and head inside the pipe maze again. Make your way back to the first 
junction and head left. Go left at the next junction and go through the 
next opening to reach a Silver Blade. Head back inside the pipes and go 
through the next opening on the right to get a Nectar in the chest 
there. Go back inside the pipes and head southeast to an opening near a 
chest containing a Princess Rod. Head back inside the pipes and go 
through the opening to the south to reach a Violator. Make your way 
through the pipes to an opening to the northeast to reach a path leading 
to a doorway. Go through it and blast through the X's in this room. Put 
Jack in the lead with the Grappling Hook in hand and start heading 
across this falling bridge. Quickly use the Grappling Hook on the post 
at the end to safely get across the pit. Then climb down the next 
staircase. Head right and go through the doorway there to reach the 
Malduke Traffic Area. 

Here you'll find three colored circles (green, red, and blue) along with 
two levers and a save point to the right. In the next room, there's a 
device that teleports you to distant areas of the planet. Flip the 
levers and light up the colored circles to select destinations for the 
transporter (Note- If none of the circles are lit, you can teleport back 
to the Dimensional Elevator). Your goal here is to visit each area and 
collect the three parts of Malduke (the Arms, Eye, and Wings). You can 
do them in any order, but I'll do them in order of hardest to easiest.

                              -----------
                              Statue Area
                              -----------

Go through the doorway to the south and head south in this hall. Enter 
the next room and make your way east. Head through the doorway in the 
northeast corner of the room and walk north in this next room. This next 
part is optional, so if you want to just continue on with the mission, 
skip down past the boss stats for Lucifer. Go inside the room to the 
north and walk through the hidden path just south of the monument in 
here. Head through the doorway in the northeast corner of this room and 
put out the fire in the middle of this circle. Heal your party and play 
the Guitar to summon the Golem Lucifer. If you manage to beat Lucifer,
you'll receive the Jade Wilder, which is Jack's best jacket.
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Boss fight: LUCIFER  \_______________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 45000                                                    |
Exp- 45000                                                   |
Gella- 10000                                                 |
Recommended level- 38                                        |
                                                             |
This guy is possibly the toughest Golem to beat. The attack  |
you really need to be aware of is the Beam Fencer, which does|
upwards of 3000 damage to all party members. This is         |
potentially an instant kill, so be prepared for it either    |
with Goat Dolls or the spell Life Guard. He does have other  |
attacks, like the Photon Bow Gun, but they aren't nearly as  |
nasty. Jack should use Trump Card whenever he's at full HP   |
and attack with his other Fast Draws, like Magnum Fang or    |
Slash Rave, otherwise. Have Rudy fire away his his most      |
powerful Arms (which depends on how you've been upgrading    |
them) and hook the Phaser with Fury Shot to do maximum       |
damage. At the beginning of the battle Cecilia should cast   |
Slow Down on Lucifer and Life Guard on everyone. Then have   |
her heal when necessary (which should be quite often) and    |
revive anyone who gets exhausted.                            |
_____________________________________________________________/

Continuing where the mission left off, head right and then down. Go 
through the doorway at the end of the path and jump off the ledge in 
here. Hit the blue switch on the wall and jump off the next ledge (Note- 
This switch works just like the ones in Pandemonium). Head through the 
next doorway and follow this path left. Go through the doorway at the 
end and make your way east through this area to find a ladder blocked by 
a rock in the southeast corner of this room. Blow up the rock with the 
Bombs and climb up it. Now, return to the area where the switch on the 
wall is and hit it to make it turn blue again (Note- On the way there in 
the room you must pass through to get there, pick up the Jolla Poncho, 
Assault Coat, and Filgaia Robe in the chests you couldn't reach before). 

Exit this room and pass through the next hall the same way you did 
before. Head over to the west end of this area to find another ladder 
that is blocked by a big stone. Destroy the rock and climb up the 
ladder. Go back down the ladder near the southeast corner of this room 
and hit the orange switch on the floor in the small area to the 
northwest to move one of the statues in the small area to the left. Now, 
return to the room with the blue switch on the wall once again and make 
it turn orange. Pass through the next hall like you've done before and 
climb back up the ladder to the east. Head west and climb down the 
ladder there. Hit the switch on the ground in the area to the right to 
move the second statue and clear the path to the doorway in the middle 
of this area. Go through it and follow this path all the way up to a 
blue chest containing the Arms. Now leave and move on to the next area.

                               ---------
                               Mine Area
                               ---------

Head south into the next area and climb down the staircase to the right. 
Walk south and descend the staircase on the left to take the path to 
another optional boss and descend the staircase on the right to continue 
on with the mission, which I will pick up on after the boss stats for 
Sado. Destroy the rocks blocking the eye machine on the wall and 
continue down the staircase to the south. Put out the fire in the middle 
of the circle with the Vase and strum the Guitar to summon the Golem 
Sado into battle. If you defeat Sado, you'll receive Rudy's best jacket,
the Braver Vest.
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Boss fight: SADO  \__________________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 50000                                                    |
Exp- 33000                                                   |
Gella- 9000                                                  |
Recommended level- 36                                        |
                                                             |
Sado isn't nearly as hard as Lucifer, but he is still not to |
be taken lightly. His worst attacks are are the Evil Quasar  |
and Megid Flame, which hit all of your party members for     |
1000-2000 damage. Sado has another attack called Black Hole  |
Bullet, but it attacks only one person and is considerably   |
weak. Use pretty much the same strategy you did against      |
Lucifer (if it worked for you). Have Jack attack with Trump  |
Card when the time is right, and Rudy should use Phaser,     |
Wild Bunch, or Arch Smash (whichever is most powerful). If   |
you're going to use an inaccurate Arm like Wild Bunch, make  |
sure you hook it with ARM Lock On. Have Cecilia cast Slow    |
Down and Hyper, while healing when you need to.              |
_____________________________________________________________/

From where I left off, go down the next staircase on the right at the 
end of this path. Go inside the small room at the southwest end of this 
area to get the Eye (Note- All the chests in this area contain Eyes but
there is only one true Eye. Check to see if the Eye you have is the true
one by passing in front of the eye machine along the path to Sado. If it
flashes blue, then it's the right one). Once you've picked up the real
Eye, return to the Traffic Area and go to another area.

                           ----------------
                           Residential Area
                           ----------------

Exit this room to the south and climb up the staircase to the left to 
emerge in what looks like a ghost town. Head north to reach a small 
graveyard. Check behind the big tombstone to find the Wings (you can use 
Rudy's Radar to pin point its exact location). Well, that was easy. Now 
return to the Traffic Area.

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                        The Final Confrontation
                        -----------------------

Once you've collected all three parts, use the save point in the Traffic 
Area and go back out into the previous hall. Climb down the staircase at 
the left end of the hall and get the two Nectars in this room. Put the 
three parts on their corresponding pedestals to open the next door. 
Continue into the next room and grab the two Magic Carrots in here. 
Climb down the staircase and go through the doorway to the north. Follow 
this hall to the right and head through the doorway at the end. Walk 
down this path and through the doorway at the end. Take this next hall 
left and continue through the doorway at the end. Get the Ambrosia in 
the chest at the north end of this room. When you're ready, let yourself 
get seen by the spotlight patrolling this area. The security system will 
then send out the Golem Berial to dispose of you, so get ready to fight.
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Boss fight: BERIAL  \________________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 35000                                                    |
Exp- 21900                                                   |
Gella- 8500                                                  |
Recommended level- 36                                        |
                                                             |
Berial is by far, the weakest link in the Golem chain. Its   |
most powerful attack does 2000 damage to a single target. It |
also has an attack called Genocide Flare, which does just    |
over 1000 damage to all of your characters. Really the only  |
other thing you need to consider is the fact that Berial also|
casts Armor Down on occasion. To counter this, simply cast   |
Hi-Shield a couple of times. Try to be conservative when it  |
comes to MP and ammo in this fight, because you have a       |
couple of big battles ahead. Have Jack use his less  costly  |
skills, and have Rudy attack with Arms like Rocket Launcher  |
in place of the Phaser or Wild Bunch. Cecilia should focus on|
keeping everyone's HP up while building up force for High    |
Guardian summons with Raftina.                               |
_____________________________________________________________/

After the battle, the door in the middle of this room will be open, so 
climb down the staircase and pass through the next hallway (Note- At the 
far right end of the next hall, there's a room with a Dimensional 
Elevator inside. You can use it to return to Ka Dingel in case there's
anything else you need to do before the game's end, although I strongly
discourage you from doing so because of the trip you would have to take
to return to this point). Go through the middle doorway in this hall and
follow this path up to the door leading to the Central Control room. Go
inside and head up this path to finally find Zeikfried. He tells you that
you're too late to save Filgaia, but he still wants to take care of you
once and for all, so prepare to battle Zeikfried.
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Boss fight: ZEIKFRIED  \_____________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 33000                                                    |
Exp- 49998                                                   |
Gella- 0                                                     |
Recommended level- 37                                        |
                                                             |
This fight shouldn't be much harder than the last time you   |
fought him. He comes packing the same attacks, mainly Zeik   |
Impulse and Negative Rainbow, and they're just as powerful as|
ever. Jack should use his best Fast Draws, including Trump   |
Card and Magnum Fang, while Rudy attacks with the Phaser,    |
Rocket Launcher, and Wild Bunch. Have Cecilia cast Slow Down |
and Armor Down on Zeikfried and cast Hyper on Jack. You'll   |
want to dish out enough power to beat Zeikfried quickly, and |
at the same time, try to conserve you resources, especially  |
ammo for Rudy's best Arms. To do this, try using your        |
Guardians to attack and heal, and have Jack use Sonic Vision |
to inflict major damage without the MP cost.                 |
_____________________________________________________________/

Although he has been defeated, Zeikfried uses the power of Malduke to 
engulf Filgaia in darkness before your very eyes. Then the Control 
Center is blown away, and Mother's life force appears. But now she has 
united with Zeikfried to become Motherfried. Get ready for another huge 
battle.
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Boss fight: MOTHERFRIED  \___________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 37000                                                    |
Exp- 60000                                                   |
Gella- 0                                                     |
Recommended level- 37                                        |
                                                             |
If you've made it this far, then you can handle Motherfried. |
All of her attacks do a considerable amount of damage, and   |
most all of them hit all of your party members. Her worst    |
attack, though, does well over 1000 damage and dispels magic |
effects. You'll want to unleash all the force you can muster |
against her to defeat her quickly. Jack should use Trump Card|
at full HP and use Magnum Fang or Slash Rave otherwise (if   |
you cast Hyper on Jack, Trump Card should do near 9999       |
damage). Have Rudy blast away with the Phaser, Wild Bunch,   |
and Arch Smash. Equip him with the Force Unit so that he can |
achieve Condition Greens quickly to use Fury Shot. Cecilia   |
should use all the usual assits spells like Slow Down, Armor |
Down, and Hyper at the beginning of the battle. Then, have   |
her use her most effective Hi spells and other advanced magic|
like Saint to help out with the attacking. Assuming she has  |
the Love Rune (which she should), build up her force three   |
levels so she can use High Guardian to heal the party and    |
hit Motherfried for several thousand points of damage.       |
_____________________________________________________________/

Both Zeikfried and Motherfried have been defeated, but looking down at 
Filgaia shrouded in darkness, it seems that all of your efforts have 
been in vain. But when Cecilia refuses to give up hope, the Tear Drop 
responds to the power of the Guardians and the power to protect, 
revealing the Absolute Power. The Absolue Power then lifts the cloud of 
darkness from Filgaia. You then regain control, so leave this room and 
go back into the previous hall. Go inside the room to the far right to 
reach a Dimensional Elevator. Heal your party, reload Rudy's ammo, and 
then activate the Elevator. As you're falling through the Sea of Stars, 
Zeifried comes back to tell you it's not over yet. He has escaped from 
Hell and abandoned Mother to come back as Zeik Tuvai. So now it looks 
like you'll either die under his blade, or you'll be killed by the 
energy created from the battle. Well, that's an easy choice. Prepare 
yourself, because it's time for the final bout. 
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Final boss fight: ZEIK TUVAI  \______________________________
                                                             \
HP: 47000                                                    |
Exp- 0                                                       |
Gella- 0                                                     |
Recommended level- 38                                        |
                                                             |
Zeik Tuvai is hard, so don't hold anything back. He's got a  |
whole new set of attacks now, and they are very powerful. His|
most powerful skill is the Proton Beam, which does over 2500 |
damage to a single character. He'll also cast Hi-Heal on     |
himself to heal 9999 HP. Not only that, but he can also cast |
Sleep, and the last thing you need in a battle like this are |
status changes. Eliminate this threat by equipping Cecilia   |
with a Full Libra, so she can cast Awaken if Jack and Rudy   |
get put to sleep. Otherwise, she should cast Slow Down, Armor|
Down, Hyper, and Hi-Shield at the beginning of the battle.   |
But as usual, Cecilia's most important priority should be    |
healing. Keep Jack at full health so that he can effectively |
use Trump Card, and heal with High Guardian whenever you can |
so you can deal some major damage to Zeik Tuvai as well.     |
Like I said before, Jack should use Trump Card when his HP is|
at or near its maximum to hit for some major damage. Have    |
Rudy unload all of his most powerful Arms at Zeik, and       |
remember to hook the inaccurate Arms like Wild Bunch and Arch|
Smash with ARM Lock On. Also be sure to save up some force   |
for Fury Shot. Just fight with everything you've got and show|
no mercy. It's better to make this fight seem easy than to   |
lose after coming this far.                                  |
_____________________________________________________________/

That's it, you've beaten the game! Congratulations! Now sit back, relax, 
and enjoy the long but great ending.


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                               5. TOOLS

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----
Rudy
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Bombs
Description- Destroy weak objects
Location- From the mayor at Surf Village

Radar
Description- Find items
Location- Milama Village

Skates
Description- Quickly move over difficult terrain
Location- Epitaph Sea

Power Glove
Description- Smash or hit objects with a powerful punch
Location- Gemini's Corpse

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Jack
----

Hanpan
Description- Send Hanpan out to reach inaccessible chests and switches
Location- Start

Lighter
Description- Light lamps or set obstacles on fire
Location- Mountain Pass

Grappling Hook
Description- Hook onto objects to get across pits or gaps
Location- Pleasing Garden

Guitar
Description- Summon monsters into battle
Location- Malduke

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Cecilia 
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Tear Drop
Description- Release the power of the Tear Drop
Location- Start, Photosphere (after losing it)

Pocket Watch
Description- Go back in time to reset puzzles
Location- From Anje at Curan Abbey

Wand
Description- Talk to animals
Location- From Bartholomew at Port Timney

Vase
Description- Put out small fires
Location- Dragon Shrine


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                           6. FORCE ABILITIES

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Rudy
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ARM Lock On (Level 1)
How acquired- Start
Function- Increase ARMs accuracy to 100%

Summon Guardian (Level 2)
How acquired- From the Guardians at the Guardian Shrine
Function- Summon Guardian into battle

Protector (Level 3)
How acquired- After talking to Calamity Jane at Court Seim
Function- Protect allies from harm

Fury Shot (Level 4)
How acquired- From Vassim after Rudy recovers from his injury
Function- Furious shot, attack power x3

----
Jack
----

Accelerator (Level 1)
How acquired- Start
Function- Increase response speed (ensures the first attack)

Summon Guardian (Level 2)
How acquired- From the Guardians at the Guardian Shrine
Function- Summon Guardian into battle

Sonic Vision (Level 3)
How acquired- At the Ship Graveyard after giving Dan the Bracelet
Function- Focus strength and attack

Double Attack (Level 4)
How acquired- After defeating Alhazad at Ka Dingel
Function- Two moves in one turn

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Cecilia
-------

Mystic (Level 1)
How acquired- Start
Function- Evoke hidden power of an item

Summon Guardian (Level 2)
How acquired- From the Guardians at the Guardian Shrine
Function- Summon Guardian into battle

High Guardian (Level 3)
How acquired- From the Guardian Lords at the Dead Sanctuary
Function- Summon hidden Guardian power

Duel Cast (Level 4)
How acquired- From Dhee after climbing the Heaven Corridor (optional)
Function- Cast two spells in one turn


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                             7. ARMS LIST

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Hand Cannon
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Description- Portable cannon / single
Location- Start
Max ATP- 90
Max Hit Rate- 99%
Max Bullets- 15

Prism Ray
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Description- Laser emitter / group 
Location- Cage Tower
Max ATP- 70
Max Hit Rate- 94%
Max Bullets- 15

Rocket Launcher
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Description- Rocket Launcher / group 
Location- Volcannon Trap 
Max ATP- 250
Max Hit Rate- 89%
Max Bullets- 12

Twin Orbs
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Description- Auto attack orbs / single (based on Luck) 
Location- Photosphere
Max ATP- 85
Max Hit Rate- 89%
Max Bullets- 12

Bazooka
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Description- High performance missile / group 
Location- Demon Lab
Max ATP- 200
Max Hit Rate- 84%
Max Bullets- 12

Phaser
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Description- Phaser beam gun / single 
Location- Gemini's Corpse
Max ATP- 315
Max Hit Rate- 99%
Max Bullets- 15

Wild Bunch
----------
Description- Barnia dash attack / single 
Location- Arctica Castle
Max ATP- 380
Max Hit Rate- 59%
Max Bullets- 10

Arch Smash
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Description- Rolling air weapon / all 
Location- Malduke
Max ATP- 470
Max Hit Rate- 84%
Max Bullets- 10


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                           8. FAST DRAW LIST

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Psycho Crack
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Description- A confusing blow / single 
Hint location- Start
MP cost- 4

Sonic Buster
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Description- Sonic slash attack / group
Hint location- Mountain Pass
MP cost- 7

Meteor Dive
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Description- A diving attack / single 
Hint location- Mount Zenom
MP cost- 6

Trickster
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Description- Steal attack / single 
Hint location- Port Timney
MP cost- 5

Heal Blade
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Description- Recover HP and status / single ally 
Hint location- Sand River
MP cost- 6

Soul Breaker
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Description- A fatal attack / single 
Hint location- Adlehyde (give the swordsman a Secret Sign)
MP cost- 8

Divide Shot
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Description- Cut HP in half / single 
Hint location- Tripillar
MP cost- 10

Blast Charge
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Description- A localized blast / area 
Hint location- Epitaph Sea
MP cost- 10

Slash Rave
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Description- Multiple slashes / single (based on Luck) 
Hint location- Sacred Shrine
MP cost- 12

Guilty Blade
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Description- Shock sword attack / group 
Hint location- From Lady Harken after beating her at the Dragon Shrine
MP cost- 16

Magnum Fang
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Description- Shock fang attack / single
Hint location- From Lady Harken after beating her at the Demon Lab
MP cost- 14

Shadow Bind
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Description- Bind enemy's shadow / group 
Hint location- Dead Sanctuary
MP cost- 7

Phazer Zapp
-----------
Description- All attribute attack / single 
Hint location- De Le Metalica
MP cost- 16

Cosmic Nova
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Description- Wide shock blow / all 
Hint location- Gemini's Corpse
MP cost- 20

Void
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Description- Drop enemies in a void / all 
Hint location- Arctica Castle
MP cost- 20

Trump Card
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Description- Converts HP to power / single 
Hint location- Malduke
MP cost- 22


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                               9. SPELLS

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                         A. Crest Graph Charts

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Basic White:

     |   Geo      |     Fray        |       Wing     |       Muse ------
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Geo  |  Shield    |    Suction      |       Hide     |     Protect
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Fray |  Curse     |    Light Blow   |       Rage     |     Dark Blow
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Wing |  Reflect   |    Escape       |       Quick    |     Air Screen
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Muse |  Revive    |    Awaken       |       Field    |     Heal
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Basic Black:

     |    Geo      |      Fray      |      Wing       |     Muse
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Geo  |   Break     |    Slow Down   |     Sleep       |   Armor Down
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Fray |   Flash     |    Flame       |     Confusion   |   Blast
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Wing |   Valkyrie  |    Silence     |     Vortex      |   Spark
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Muse |   Analyze   |    Dispell     |     Prison      |   Freeze
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Advanced White:

     |    Geo        |     Fray       |      Wing      |      Muse
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Geo  |  Hi-Shield    |    Hyper       |    Invisible   |    Life Guard
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Fray |  Counter Up   |    Bomb        |    Soul Guard  |    Anti Magic
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Muse |  Hi-Revive    |    Remedy      |    Restore     |    Hi-Heal
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Advanced Black:

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Spell name- Description                                         MP cost
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Air Screen- Increase parry rate / single                              4
Analyze- Study enemy's abilities                                      1
Anti Magic- An anti magic field                                      12
Armor Down- Reduce defense / group                                    3
Awaken- Wake from sleep / all                                         2
Banish- Lower HP & ability / single                                  12
Blast- A powerful blast / group                                       8
Bomb- Bomb counter attack / single                                    6
Break- Earth attack magic / single                                    4
Confusion- Confuse the enemy                                          2
Counter Up- Counter rate up 25% / single                              6
Curse- Increase encounter rate                                        1
Dark Blow- Cast Evil on weapon / single                               2
Darkness- Evil attack magic / single                                 15
Dispell- Nullify magic spell / enemy                                  3
Dummy Doll- Guard using a dummy / single                              6
Eraser- Erase attributes / all                                        5
Escape- Warp to dungeon entrance                                      8
Field- 50% attribute field / all                                      2
Flame- Fire attack magic / single                                     4
Flash- Blind all enemies                                              2
Freeze- Water attack magic / single                                   4
Heal- Recover partial HP / single                                     3
Hi-Blast- Blast attack magic / all                                   22
Hi-Break- Earth attack magic / group                                 15
Hi-Flame- Fire attack magic / group                                  15
Hi-Freeze- Water attack magic / group                                15
Hi-Heal- Recover full HP / single                                    12
Hi-Prison- Seal in banned area / group                               18
Hi-Reflect- Reflect magic field / all                                20
Hi-Revive- Revive to full HP / single                                40
Hi-Shield- Increase defense power all                                 8
Hi-Spark- Thunder attack magic / all                                 22
Hi-Vortex- Wind attack magic / group                                 15
Hide- Avoid an attack / single                                        5
Hyper- Double attack power / single                                  12
Invisible- Decrease encounter rate                                    8
Life Drain- Absorb HP / group                                        20
Life Guard- Avoid exhaustion / single                                30
Light Blow- Cast Holy on weapon / single                              2
Lock State- Lock status state / all                                  15
Lucky Shot- ???? / single (100% item drop if this kills the enemy)   30
MP Drain- Absorb MP / group                                           1
Prison- Imprison / single                                             6
Protect- Increase magic resistance / single                           2
Quick- Increase response / single                                     3
Rage- Overcome with anger / single                                    4
Rainbow- All 7 attribute attack / single                             15
Randomizer- Random magic effect                                      12
Reflect- Reflect back magic / single                                  6
Remedy- Recover partial HP / all                                     12
Restore- Cure all abnormal status / single                            4
Revive- Revive to partial HP / single                                12
Saint- Holy attack magic / single                                    15
Shield- Increase defense / single                                     2
Silence- Prevent magic use / group                                    4
Sleep- Make enemy sleep / group                                       4
Slow Down- Reduce response / group                                    3
Spark- Thunder attack magic / group                                   8
Soul Guard- Prevent fatal blows / single                             18
Suction- Absorb magic as MP / single                                  3
Teleport- Warp to a known town                                       12
Valkyrie- A spiritual attack / randomly attacks all                  10
Vortex- Wind attack magic / single                                    4


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                           10. SIDE QUESTS

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                           A. Battle Arena

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Once you beat the Dragon Shrine mission and are able to travel the Outer 
Sea, you can go to the Ancient Arena on the Isle of Combat (the biggest 
island at the south end of the map). When you first visit the Arena, you 
should pick up the Duplicator, Full Revive, and Power Apple from the 
barrels in the entrance hall and the inn (Note- There are also three 
Crest Graphs behind a Duplicator door next to the mirror behind the 
Duke's spectator area). There are a lot of things you can do there, but 
the main attraction is the fighting contest, which is open to anyone 
willing to pay the 1000g entrance fee. The contest works like this. 
There are up to four progressively harder battles you can fight, but you 
cannot rest in between fights. You can quit after any victory and 
receive prizes for that round. The prizes you get depend on how far you 
go before you call it quits. And unfortunately, prizes don't carry over 
(E.g. if you stop at round two, you don't get the prizes from round one 
also). Here are the prizes you get from each round:

Round 1:
        10 Heal Berries
        Goat Doll
        Lucky Card

Round 2:
        Power Apple
        Hardy Apple
        Mystic Apple
        Agile Apple
        5 Potion Berries

Round 3:
        3 Secret Signs
        10 Magic Carrots
        Ambrosia

Round 4:
        Duplicator
        3 Nectar
        Full Libra

Remember that the battles get harder and harder as you continue. Keep 
this in mind especially if you haven't battled through the entire 
contest yet. But here are the stats for all the monsters, just to give 
you an idea of what you're up against. Also, just as a general tip,
Jack's Divide Shot is very effective in these battles. It hits most of
the time and will do 9999 damage to the higher HP enemies (that is, until
you bring them down to under 20000 HP). Thanks to Tonnie for originally
sending me this tip.
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Round 1: MEDEA  \____________________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 10000                                                    |
Exp- 7500                                                    |
Gella- 900                                                   |
Recommended level- 30                                        |
                                                             |
Compared to what's ahead, Medea is a joke. I'm not even going|
to get into his attacks, because you can beat him before he  |
has a chance to touch you. Just have Jack use a Fast Draw    |
like Meteor Dive or Magnum Fang, have Rudy use Hand Cannon,  |
and have Cecilia cast Saint, which is incredibly effective   |
against him.                                                 |
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Round 2: BADNEWS  \__________________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 40000                                                    |
Exp- 15000                                                   |
Gella- 1000                                                  |
Recommended level- 35                                        |
                                                             |
Like his name suggests, this guy is bad news. He'll mostly   |
use his normal attacks, which do well over 1000 damage. His  |
two worst attacks are Brutal Attack, which does over 2500    |
damage to a single character, and Fatal Blow. And for some   |
reason, Hi-Shield doesn't seem to lessen the damage from his |
physical attacks at all. He's also surprisingly fast, so     |
Cecilia's first priority should be to cast Slow Down. Rudy   |
should attack every turn with his best Arms, while Jack helps|
out with the healing by using Heal Blade, only attacking when|
everyone's healthy. When Jack does have an open turn to      |
attack, he should use Divide Shot. Have Cecilia cast Soul    |
Guard on herself and maybe the rest of the party if she can  |
spare the MP. If you're counting on moving on to the next    |
round, then try to end the fight with everyone as healthy as |
possible.                                                    |
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Round 3: JAVAWALK  \_________________________________________
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HP: 40000                                                    |
Exp- 30000                                                   |
Gella- 15000                                                 |
Recommemded level- 35                                        |
                                                             |
Javawalk isn't too hard. The only attack you need to worry   |
about is the Antimatter Bomb, which does over 1500 damage to |
everyone. But this is easily fixed with Remedy. Jack and     |
Rudy should attack with their strongest skills, while Cecilia|
casts Slow Down and Armor Down. If you want to fight in the  |
final round, it is very important that you come out of this  |
fight with everyone at full HP (or pretty dang close to it). |
Try to predict when Javawalk is near the end of its rope, so |
you can either heal everyone with Remedy and then kill       |
Javawalk before it gets another chance to attack, or finish  |
it off with Cecilia's High Guardian with the Love Rune       |
equipped. Also make sure Rudy has plenty of ammo left for his|
strongest Arms, and Jack and Cecilia have a healthy supply of|
MP.                                                          |
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Round 4: RIVERSIDER  \_______________________________________
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HP: 65000                                                    |
Exp- 60000                                                   |
Gella- 10000                                                 |
Recommended level- 37                                        |
                                                             |
Riversider is hard enough on his own, let alone having to    |
fight your way to him. He is easily one of the most          |
frustrating enemies in the game. Either come into this battle|
with a good supply of Goat Dolls, or prepare for a very hard |
fight. Aside from having ultra high speed and defense, his   |
Brutal Blow attack is an instant kill to anyone who has short|
of 5000 HP. To win, you must slow this guy down, and the only|
one who can do that is Cecilia. The problem is that          |
Riversider really likes to attack her, and he will sometimes |
just kill her off right at the beginning of the fight. This  |
is where luck plays a role in this battle. It is going to    |
take some luck to beat him. Well, once you've gotten him     |
slowed down, have Cecilia cast Life Guard on everybody,      |
starting with herself, as quickly as she can. It helps if    |
you have Duel Cast, so then you can cast Life Guard twice in |
one turn. While she is doing all of this, Rudy should be     |
attacking, and Jack should be healing, once again only       |
attacking with Divide Shot when everyone's at full health.   |
Looking at that HP, it will take luck, momentum, and quite a |
lot of time to bring Riversider down                         |
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You've probably been wondering about the strange ruins near Baskar 
Village that seem to serve no purpose throughout the entire game. Well, 
those ruins are the Rings of Timespace, a gateway to other dimensions 
which contain a great power. To open the Rings of Timespace, you'll need 
an item called the Dispellado. You get it from a Dream Chaser who 
appears in Adlehyde's pub late in the game (I think you might have to 
make you final 100000g donation to the restoration charity in order for 
him to show up). Once you have it, go to the ruins and use the 
Dispellado on the giant rocks in this order: northwest, southwest, 
southeast, northeast, west, south, east, north. After solving the 
puzzle, the Illusion Temple appears in the middle of the ruin. Enter the 
temple and you'll meet the Guardian of Timespace and receive the Chrono 
Rune.

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This place is home to the great professor Dhee, who is known as the 
world's greatest magician. You can come here once you obtain the 
Protowing later in the game. It's directly west of Adlehyde and directly 
north of Curan Abbey, so it's not very hard to find. Before you go 
there, make sure you have at least two Duplicators with you (three if 
you want to get all the items here). 

When you get there, use a Duplicator to get inside and climb up the 
ladder to the right. Use the Tear Drop in front of the crest on the wall 
to teleport to the maze of the Heaven Corridor. Climb up the next ladder 
and head left. Follow this path to a chest containing a Magic Carrot and 
go back a little ways. Ascend the ladder at the northeast end of this 
area and inspect the vases in this area to find a switch. Press it and 
go back down the ladder. Use a Duplicator on the door to the left to get 
two Crest Graphs in the small room. Climb up the ladder at the northwest 
end of this area and go through the doorway there. Head through the next 
doorway and get the Nectar in the chest to the southwest. Continue up 
the next ladder and use a Duplicator to get inside the next room. In the 
next few areas, there are hidden traps that send you back to the 
beginning if you step on them. The best way to avoid them is to walk off 
to the side of a path instead of down the middle. Pass through this 
small room and head right. Use Hanpan to get the Crest Graph in the 
chest and continue to the right. Use the save point in the room to the 
north and keep going right. Have Hanpan pick up another Crest Graph 
along the path and continue to the right. Climb up the ladder at the end 
of the path and go inside the next room.

In this room (and in two more rooms ahead) you'll have to catch a magic 
crystal that moves whenever you move. The key to doing this is to use 
the irregular portions of the room to manipulate the crystal's movement. 
In this case, push the crystal against the block sticking out in the 
upper right corner. Once you've solved it, climb up the stairs outside 
and go inside the next room. Catch the crystal in here by using the 
space in the middle where two blocks are missing. Ascend the next set of 
stairs and continue into the next room. Catch the crystal in here by 
using the nitch on the left side of this area. Go outside and up the 
next stair set. Use the Tear Drop at the base of the last stair set and 
professor Dhee appears. After commending you on climbing up the Heaven 
Corridor, he grants you Cecilia's final force ability, Duel Cast.

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You can come here as soon as you get the Power Glove tool for Rudy from 
the Gemini's Corpse, but I wouldn't come here until you have the Guitar 
and are ready to fight Ragu Ragla. Also make sure you have two 
Duplicators with you. To get to the Abyss, just go to any Elw Pyramid 
and pound on the base of the portal with the Power Glove until the whole 
screen starts to rumble. Then quickly get on the portal. It may take 
several tries, but sooner or later, you'll cause the Elw Pyramid to 
malfunction, and you get stuck inside the satellite. 

Head inside the next room and exit this dark room through the doorway to 
the south (Note- You can use the device in the first room to leave the 
Abyss, but if you leave, you must do the same thing to get back here). 
Walk left in here to an area with five levers. From left to right, flip 
the first, second, and fourth levers to clear the stairs below. Go down 
the stairs and through the doorway to the south. Climb down the stairs 
here and push the left and right statues down. Push the middle one aside 
and go through the next doorway. Follow this hall left and go through 
the doorway at the end. Carefully walk around the pit in here and climb 
up the stair set in this area. Use a Duplicator to open the door and 
continue. Head up this next hall and go through the doorway at the end. 
Follow this hall right and go through the doorway at the end. Pick up 
the Dead Heat, Texas Number, and Ruby Tiara (everybody's ultimate 
headgear) in the chests to the right and then return to the room with 
the big pit. Walk into the wall just south of the stairs to pass through 
the hidden doorway there. Take this path left and head through the 
doorway at the end. Follow the narrow path to the right of the stairs 
around to a doorway and a stair set. Climb down the stair set and get 
the Amulet in the chest to the right. Now, go through the next 
passageway. Continue to the north and go through the doorway at the end 
of the room. 

In this area, you'll find a big mess of Grappling Hook posts. You'll 
have to be really good at shooting the Grappling Hook and moving around 
in tight spaces to make it through this area. Both the right and left 
paths lead to the same place, but the left path has some items along the 
way (it also requires you to shoot diagonally with the Grappling Hook). 
Take the left path to get an Orb of Life and Mystic Slate along the way. 
Make it to the long stretch at the north end of the room and get the 
Power Boost in the chest at the end. Walk east and grapple over to area 
over there (you'll just barely be able to see it). Use a Duplicator to 
open the door there. Go inside and head left down this hall. Go through 
the big doorway behind the monument in the middle of the hall and follow 
this path up to a circle (like the ones in Malduke, hint hint). Stand in 
the middle of it and play the Guitar to summon Ragu Ragla (you can see 
his boss stats in the next section). 

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Throughout the game, especially near the end, you'll have the 
opportunity to fight many optional enemies. But these guys are optional 
for a reason. The majority of them are extremely tough, some of them 
being much harder than the game's final boss. You could beat them all 
easily using Goat Dolls, which I don't consider cheating because the 
game lets you buy them. However, I am strongly against using them, 
because it then removes the challenge, and the fun, of fighting and 
beating these guys. So do what you will. The first time I played through 
the game, I used Goat Dolls, and it wasn't nearly as fun or satisfying 
as it was when I beat them all without Goat Dolls the second time 
through. Yet, satisfaction is hardly your only reward for besting these 
guys. They all give you very nice items (usually ultimate equipment) for 
your trouble. So here they are (Note- The writeups for Chaos, Lucifer,
and Sado are in their respective sections of the walkthrough).

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                               Angol Moa
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From people or books in the game, you've probably heard of Angol Moa, 
the King of Illusion. He dwells deep inside a secret area within the 
Ancient Arena. If you use Rudy's Power Glove on the mirror behind the 
duke's spectator area, it will shatter, revealing the path to Angol Moa. 
But to get to him, you'll need a whopping five Duplicators. The best way 
to get them is to go to the biggest island east of the Isle of Combat 
and run around until you encounter an enemy called Hayokonton (they'll 
come in pairs). You can either steal Duplicators from them with Jack's 
Trickster ability, or hope that they will drop it after the battle.
However, just make sure you save before going after Hayokontons. They are
very tough, and I wouldn't recommend fighting them unless your levels are
at least in the mid 30s. Believe me, this is much better than fighting
through the Arena. Once you clear all the Duplicator doors, take this
path all the way to Angol Moa's dwelling and challenge him to a fight.
For winning, you'll get the Juggernaut, Jack's ultimate weapon.
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Boss fight: ANGOL MOA  \_____________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 60000                                                    |
Exp- 60000                                                   |
Gella- 20000                                                 |
Recommended level- 43                                        |
                                                             |
The main reason this guy is so hard is because he uses his   | 
strongest attack very often. That attack would be The 7th    |
Moon, which hits everyone for 3000 damage (Note- I believe   |
this may be an elemental attack, so maybe one of the rings   |
purchased in Court Seim may help). I recommended a higher    |
level because I think it's important that everyone has enough|
HP to survive this attack, so you won't have to keep casting |
Life Guard. He also casts Silence sometimes, so equip Cecilia|
with something that nullifies it or have some Violet Roses on|
hand. Cecilia's first priority should be to slow Angol Moa   |
down. If everyone's faster than him, than it should be a lot |
easier to recover after each dose of The 7th Moon. Jack      |
should help heal with Heal Blade, and attack with Trump Card,|
Magnum Fang, or Slash Rave when everyone's at full health.   |
Have Rudy be you full time attacker, using his strongest     |
Arms. Let him use Fury Shot whenever he can, and equip him   |
with the Force Unit so he can build up those four levels     |
fast. Cecilia should be casting Remedy or healing with       |
Raftina just about every turn. If you manage to free her up  |
from healing for a turn, cast Hyper on Jack so his Fast      |
Draws will be more effective or cast Life Guard on herself,  |
just in case of an emergency.                                |
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                                Barbados
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This was one of the Golems that the demons stole from the Rune Festival. 
It was uncontrollable so they dumped it in the long stretch of desert 
that can be found in both the northwest and southeast corners of the 
map. This entire desert is surrounded by mountains, so you can't come 
here until you have the Gullwing. To find Barbados on your own, you'll 
have to search this desert with a fine toothed comb, but try looking in 
the area just southwest of the no littering sign (that's where I found 
him in my game, but it could be different in every game). When you beat 
Barbados, you'll get the Dist Dims, Cecilia's best weapon. 
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HP: 42000                                                    |
Exp- 24000                                                   |
Gella- 3890                                                  |
Recommended level- 36                                        |
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Barbados is easiest of all the optional bosses bar Chaos, so |
if you have trouble with him, then you better shape up before|
going after the others. His strongest attack, the Acid       |
Missile, only does about 2000 damage to all party members.   |
Geo Storm and Linear Rail Cannon are his two other attacks,  |
but they're not much to worry about. First, Cecilia should   |
cast Slow Down on Barbados and then concentrate on keeping   |
the party healed with Remedy. Have Jack attack with his      |
strongest Fast Draws, probably Magnum Fang, Slash Rave, or   |
Meteor Dive. Rudy should fire away with the Phaser or Rocket |
Launcher and use Fury Shot when he can. There's really not   |
much else to say except it should be a considerably easy     |
fight.                                                       |
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                            Boomerang Flash
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This is my favorite of all the optional boss fights, mainly because the 
music is so awesome. After you beat Boomerang and Luceid at Ka Dingel, 
and they perish fighting off the monsters that come to attack you, go to 
the Ancient Arena and enter the contest. Instead of the usual lineup of 
monsters, Boomerang will be there waiting for you. He has risen from 
hell to continue his quest for the prefect battle and has transformed 
into Boomerang Flash. By fusing Luceid with his own lust for battle, he 
has forged the perfect sword. By beating him, you get his sword, the 
Divine Blade, which is Rudy's best weapon In order for Boomerang to
appear at the Arena, you need the Saber Fang in your possession, which
is found outside of Ka Dingel. You also must have beaten all four rounds
of the Arena at least once. 
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HP: 55000                                                    |
Exp- 60000                                                   |
Gella- 0                                                     |
Recommended level- 40                                        |
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If you thought Boomerang was hard before, then just wait     |
until you see him now. Not only is he super fast, but his new|
arsenal of attacks are more powerful than ever. Evil Sword   |
Luceid is his weakest attack, which does 700-900 damage to a |
single person. Zero Count Execution either instantly kills a |
single character, or hits them for over 2500 HP. His most    |
powerful skill is Shadow Boomerang Maximum, which does over  |
3000 damage to everyone. It's going to take some luck to beat|
him, because if he uses Shadow Boomerang Maximum before      |
you're ready for it, then you're done for. Cecilia should    |
cast Slow Down right away, and it may even take two castings |
to make him slower than everyone. Then she should cast       |
Hi-Shield until the damage from Boomerang's attacks becomes  |
manageable with Remedy. Hopefully you can get everyone       |
protected before he uses Shadow Boomerang Maximum. While all |
this is going on, Jack should be healing either with Heal    |
Blade or with items (Don't be so proud as to not use your    |
items. I had to use an Ambrosia, Nectar, and Full Revive in  |
this fight). Unless you cast Hyper on him, his Fast Draws    |
will barely dent Boomerang Flash. Make Rudy responsible for  |
all of your offense, so keeping him alive should be a high   |
priority. As always, have him build up his force so he can   |
use Fury Shot (it really helps if you have the Force Unit).  |
Just do everthing you can to keep everyone alive, and with a |
little bit of luck, you should be able to deliver an         |
honorable death to Boomerang.                                |
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                               Leviathan
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This is another one of the Golems that fell under the influence of the 
demons. This stone mermaid was released into the ocean and she attacks 
unsuspecting trade ships. You can find her after the Sweet Candy is
destroyed and then rebuilt by Drake, who can be found in one of the
eastern buildings in Adlehyde once the new houses are built (so I hope
you've been keeping up on your donations). Leviathan can be found in the
dark patch of water southeast of Adlehyde in the Inner Sea (to be more
specific, look at how the map is divided into squares, and search the
lower left corner of the square to the right of the square that
Adlehyde's in). When you kill Leviathan, you'll get the Pret-a-Porte,
Cecilia's ultimate jacket.
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HP: 55000                                                    |
Exp- 30000                                                   |
Gella- 8000                                                  |
Recommended level- 35                                        |
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Leviathan isn't too hard. Her main attack is the Deep Sea    |
Cyclone, which does over 2000 damage to everyone. She has    |
other attacks as well, like the Reactor Torpedo, but they're |
not that powerful. Have Jack use Magnum Fang, Meteor Dive, or|
Slash Rave, and Rudy should attack the whole time with his   |
most powerful Arms, including the Rocket Launcher, Phaser, or|
Twin Orbs. Also equip him with the Force Unit so that he can |
use Fury Shot quickly. Cecilia should start by casting Slow  |
Down, Armor Down, and Hyper. Then she should heal the party  |
with Remedy throughout the battle and use High Guardian when |
she can. Just don't cast Spark on Leviathan, because it has  |
no effect. If you want Cecilia to help out with the          |
attacking,have her use spells like Saint.                    |
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                              Monster Zed
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If you've been visiting Saint Centour from time to time, the blind girl 
there will tell you at one point that someone else has been taking care 
of her. Go visit her near the end of the game, and as you try to leave, 
Zed will come, revealing that he's the mysterious swordsman who's been 
taking care of the blind girl. He attacks you out of fear that you might 
tell the girl who he is, but you can choose whether or not to fight him. 
Decide to fight him and he transforms into his monster form (the bad 
thing about this fight is that you don't get to hear Zed's 
traditional battle music). Your reward for defeating him is his sword, 
the Doom Bringer, which is Jack's second most powerful weapon (Note- 
Equipping it brings your Luck down to Worst).
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Boss fight: MONSTER ZED  \___________________________________
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HP: 55000                                                    |
Exp- 49998                                                   |
Gella- 0                                                     |
Recommended level- 39                                        |
                                                             |
After singing and dancing your way through all of your       |
previous bouts with Zed, you may find yourself crying in this|
one. He mainly uses three attacks. The Doom Bringer and      |
another of his attacks hit one character for a moderate      |
amount of damage. His worst attack does 2500 damage to       |
everybody and can potentially hit everyone with every single |
status change in the book. If you get hit with heavy status  |
changes in this battle, then it's all over. The best thing   |
you can do to protect yourself against this is to have       |
everybody equipped with a Full Libra (good luck getting      |
them). Otherwise you'll have to cast Lock State every couple |
turns to prevent status changes. Have Cecilia cast Slow Down |
on Zed until everyone's faster than him, and then she should |
heal full time. Jack should use his best Fast Draws like     |
Magnum Fang and Trump Card, while Rudy attacks with the      |
Phaser or Rocket Launcher. And like always, let him build up |
his force for Fury Shot.                                     |
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                               Ragu Ragla
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Deep within the Abyss sleeps Ragu Ragla, the game's toughest foe. See 
The Abyss section to find out how to reach him. But the defeat of the 
ultimate enemy yields the ultimate reward. By killing Ragu Ragla, you 
receive the legendary hero badge, the Sheriff Star, an accessory with 
seemingly limitless powers. Whoever in your party you decide to give it 
to will be almost invincible on the battlefield. Some of its effects 
include a sharp increase in ALL stats, complete immunity to all status 
changes, absorbs all elemental attacks as HP, regenerates HP every turn, 
builds force faster, and sometimes doubles the Gella you receive from 
battles just to name a few.
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Boss fight: RAGU RAGULA  \___________________________________
                                                             \
HP: 65000                                                    |
Exp- 60000                                                   |
Gella- 30000                                                 |
Recommended level- 45                                        |
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Like I mentioned before, there is no enemy tougher than this |
guy. This is mainly due to his trademark attack, the Volcanic|
Bomb, which does over 6000 damage to all party members.      |
Besides that, he also has Poison Breath and Zero Armor Attack|
which can do about 3000 damage to a single person. A lot of  |
people break down at this point and use Goat Dolls, but it is|
very much possible to beat him without them. The only way to |
protect against Volcanic Bomb is to equip the Frog Badge, an |
accessory that can be stolen from Wojanoids in the Abyss.    |
Frog Badges will completely nullify Volcanic Bomb, so having |
two or three of your characters equipped with them should    |
make this fight easy. Without Frog Badges, your only hope is |
to throw up Life Guards with Cecilia and pray. Like all the  |
other optional bosses, this guy is fast, so cast Slow Down   |
on him and then carry out your plan of defense. Once you've  |
got Volcanic Bomb covered, unleash all fury upon him until   |
he goes down. The Fast Draws and Arms that usually work for  |
you should get the job done just fine.                       |
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                        11. BEST EQUIPMENT LIST

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Rudy
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Weapon- Divine Blade
Stats- 270 ATP
Location- From Boomerang Flash after beating him at the arena

Jacket- Braver Vest
Stats- 242 DEF, 175 MGR
Location- From Sado after beating him at Malduke

Helmet- Dead Heat
Stats- 60 DEF
Location- The Abyss

Rune- Hope Rune
Stats- 76 STR, 35 VIT, 10 SOR, 12 RES, 76 ATP, 17 DEF, 5 MGR, 1% PRY
Location- Baskar Village Wind Alter (only after getting the Love and 
Courage Runes)

Accessory- Sheriff Star
Stats- 100 STR, 100 VIT, 100 SOR, 100 RES, 100 ATP, 50 DEF, 50 MGR, 60% 
PRY, Best Luck, 25% HP and MP increase, immunity to all negative status 
changes and elements, recover HP per turn/step, chance of getting x2 
Gella after a battle, builds force faster
Location- From Ragu Ragla after beating him at the Abyss

Alternate Accessory- Metal Shield
Stats- 30 DEF, 8% PRY
Location- Ka Dingel

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Jack
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Weapon- Juggernaut
Stats- 320 ATP
Location- From Angol Moa after beating him at the arena

Jacket- Jade Wilder
Stats- 192 DEF, 120 MGR
Location- From Lucifer after beating him at Malduke

Helmet- Texas Number
Stats- 50 DEF
Location- The Abyss

Rune- Courage Rune
Stats- 98 STR, 28 VIT, 44 RES, 98 ATP, 14 DEF, 5% PRY
Location- Arctica Castle

Accessory- Sheriff Star
Stats- 100 STR, 100 VIT, 100 SOR, 100 RES, 100 ATP, 50 DEF, 50 MGR, 60% 
PRY, Best Luck, 25% HP and MP increase, immunity to all negative status 
changes and elements, recover HP per turn/step, chance of getting x2 
Gella after a battle, builds force faster
Location- From Ragu Ragla after beating him at the Abyss

Alternate Accessory- Boom Getter
Stats- 24 DEF, 20% PRY
Location- Arctica Castle

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Cecilia
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Weapon- Dist Dims
Stats- 160 ATP
Location- From Barbados after beating him in the big desert

Jacket- Pret-a-porte
Stats- 130 DEF, 295 MGR
Location- From Leviathan after beating her in the Inner Sea

Helmet- Ruby Tiara
Stats- 36 DEF
Location- The Abyss

Rune- Love Rune
Stats- 14 STR, 49 VIT, 71 SOR, 6 RES, 14 ATP, 25 DEF, 35 MGR, 1% PRY
Location- Elw Dimension after beating Elizabeth

Accessory- Sheriff Star
Stats- 100 STR, 100 VIT, 100 SOR, 100 RES, 100 ATP, 50 DEF, 50 MGR, 60% 
PRY, Best Luck, 25% HP and MP increase, immunity to all negative status 
changes and elements, recover HP per turn/step, chance of getting x2 
Gella after a battle, builds force faster
Location- From Ragu Ragla after beating him at the Abyss

Alternate Accessory- Necronomicon
Stats- 270 SOR, 135 MGR
Location- Dropped by Necronomics in De Le Metalica


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                   12. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND CLOSING

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I'd like to thank the following for either help or inspiration on my 
guide:

The makers of Wild Arms- For making one of the best RPG's of all time 
and leading the way to a now well known series.

All who were involved in the game's music production- For composing the 
best music I've ever heard in a game, period. Thanks to the makers of 
the OST as well, it's great.

Game FAQs- For providing a website where gamers can share their secrets 
and expertise with others.

All the contributors to Game FAQs- The site wouldn't exist without those 
who put time and effort into writing the FAQs.

IGN- Another great gaming website.

Joseph, pilstrinker, Silicon Wolf, Ashera, Stephanie, Kiwi Kiefer, Jason 
H, and Tonnie- For sending me some helpful updates.

DTurner- Whose walkthrough was a source for an update.


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