Xenogears Walkthrough Version 2.4



May 5, 2000 
For the Sony PlayStation (U.S. Version)
Written by Scott Lee
(SLTxAzN895@hotmail.com)
E-mail me with anything you can tell me about the game 
that isn't included in this walkthrough, I will add you to 
the credit.  However, please read the guide first, I will 
always welcome inputs from everyone, but due to the fact 
that the heavy load of email I get each day, please don't 
send me something that is already been stated here.

Unpublished work Copyright 1999-2000 Scott Lee


Version History

Version 2.4 The code for the detector in the Solaris factory 
has just been decoded, thanks to "Alex Belosic" 
<arcanus11@hotmail.com> for sending it in.


Version 2.3 Added new info, most are from a friend who 
wish to be known as "The One", he wish to remain nameless, 
at least for now.  

Version 2.2 I got my disk 2 back from a friend, haven't 
played Xenogears in so long that I'm having trouble with 
all the buttons.  I just added some new info here, not 
much info, I doubt you will notice the changes.

Version 2.1 finally, I'm about to finish, I still need a 
few more things here and there.  Overall, the guide is a 
success for me.

Version 2.0 added a lot of things this time, but there 
still needs a little more correction here and there.  But 
this is almost completely finished, it still need quite a 
few gear skills/deathblows and stuff.  But I'm pretty 
closed to finishing the entire document.

Version 1.1 I've added monster's stats to the walkthrough, 
they aren't 100% correct, but they are close enough to the 
word perfect, so it should be good enough for everyone.

Version 1.0 added character's guide.

Version 0.6 corrections, and typos.

Version 0.5 added more info on the game.  A lot of info, 
this is a .5 added.

Version 0.1 Finally got started after beating the game a 
few times and writing the FAQ on Boss Strategy, it's still 
not published yet.



Introduction:

Hi,

This is my second time writing a walkthrough (even though 
during this FAQ I already finished 2 other ones), so if 
you got any problems or questions, e-mail me, I will help 
anyway I can.  Xenogears is a semi-difficult game, but 
people can get stuck on something and take years just to 
get past one little part.  Don't be shy, I can help, I 
already beat the game, level up to max, got a lot of 
drives, have almost all the items, still missing the Life 
Stone, darn…  and I am also missing the Long Dark Coat, 
forgot to take on Big Joe!  But hey, I am still considered 
to good at this game.

Any contribution is always welcomed, so if you got 
something good and want to share it with the rest of us, 
please do so.  But please no hate mails, mail bombs, etc, 
I don't need those, and thank god I haven't gotten any of 
those yet so far.  I'm purely writing for fun, some 
information here are my opinion, please repect that, I'm 
sure you have a different view point than me, let's just 
leave it at that.

Also E-mail me with any of your comments (both positive or 
negative, again, as long as it is helpful input towards me 
or my work), or if you got something I didn't include 
here, I will add you to the credit for it, it doesn't 
matter how small it is.  But again, please, no hate mail, 
no mail bombs, you can take those to America Online or 
something where people would open those mail.  Here is my 
email if you do wish to contact me for any reason, 
SLTxAzN895@Hotmail.com.

There might be some difference in the game if you have to 
imported JP version, from I've found out, the two versions 
have very little or none differences.  So if you got the 
import version, and get stuck, ask for help, the story 
line and game play are still basically the same, and I 
believe the odds are that I can help out.  

One thing to note here is this FAQS is written by me, 
Scott, aka CrazeD.  If you want to use some information 
that is included here, just ask, I will let you.  But 
don't take this guide, change the name and claim it yours, 
don't, that is just wrong, you are a disgrace to your 
family if you do this.  Taking other people's hard work 
and saying it's yours.  I know even if you do, you 
probably won't get caught, even if you do get caught, and 
the odds of me sueing you is slim, but for the little 
voice in your head, don't do it.

This FAQS/Walkthrough was never intended to be in any 
magazines, books, or walkthroughs that cost money.  It is 
purely for players who want to get through the game, or 
need some hints from another player.  This shouldn't be 
sold to anyone, I don't care how much, but if anyone do 
pay for this, I better get the money!  Since I'm the one 
who spent their time and effort into this guide, and I 
give thanks to those who also helped out here, I couldn't 
have done it without them.



Index

Part one: Character Guide, Deathblow, Gear Skills, Ether
Part two: Walkthrough
Part three: FAQs
Part four: Credit

New sections that will eventually come: Items and Gear 
Battle.  

Sorry, but these sections will be delayed for quite 
sometime, since I'm extremely busy with my schoolwork for 
quite a while.



This FAQ/Walkthrough can be viewed with Microsoft Words or 
Word Pad, I'm sure there are probably other word 
processers that can view this, but I only tried out on 
those two.

There are some bad news, the team that brough us Xenogears 
is no longer with Square Soft, they have moved on to 
Namco, so the next Xenogears would not be around for at 
least a while.  The odds of Xenogears 2 (the sequal or the 
prequel) coming out on PSX are also very slim, but expect 
it to be on PSX 2.  If Square Soft appoint a new team to 
work on Xenogears, it will still take a while, Square Soft 
is fully planned for quite sometime, we can expect games 
like Secret of Mana, FF9, FF10, Crono Cross (U.S.), etc to 
be out way before the release of Xenogears 2.


The team for Xenogears with Namco is also considering the 
sequal to this great RPG, however, Square Soft have the 
full copyright of the Xenogears name.  There are rumors 
around saying they will make the new game but with a 
different name, something Robot Gods, or Gods of Gears.  
None have been confirmed yet, but I think 



Part one: Character Guide, Deathblows, Gear Skills, Ether

Fei Fong Wong
Birthplace: Possibly Shevat?
Height: 5'11
Age: 17
Weight: 147 lb
Style: Martial Arts/Kung Foo
Gear: Weltell, Weltell 2, Xenogears
Gender: Male
Interest: Painting, Elly, Alice?

Rating 
Character
Attack: A
Defense: A
Speed: B
Deathblows: A+
HP: B
Ether: C
Ether Defense: B
Spell: C
EP: C
Overall: B

Fei always has good attack, he starts out strong and later 
on he has the best set of 7ap deathblows, his Yamikei do 
up to 4500 damage, even though it requires level 80, but 
his Kokei only require level 70 and it do as much as 3000 
damage.  Fei is not the best character in the game but he 
is very well rounded, his spells are not so great but as a 
fighter, he doesn't really need all those spells.  Fei is 
forced upon you for most of the game, so its best to level 
him up as much as you can so you can get his Yamikei 
deathblow which requiring level 80, and his last spell Big 
Bang (require level 72).  When you can get drives from Big 
Joe, remember to boost his attack as much as possible, he 
doesn't have a good Ether ability so forget about his Chi 
spells, and focus mainly on his regular attacks.  Besides, 
his deathblows deal far more damage than his magic ever 
will do.

Gear: Weltell, Weltell 2, Xenogears
Attack: A
Defense: A
Speed: B
Skills: A
HP: A
Spell: C
Ether Defense: B
Overall: A

Weltell is Fei's first gear, it isn't the best but its 
very well rounded and if you fully upgrades it every 
chance you get, it should be one of your best gears.  
Weltell 2 is the best gear in the game compare to the 
other gears you can have access to then, System Id is just 
unstoppable.  Just forget about all the attacks and 
skills, level infinity moves can cause around 6000 damage 
at level 60, 3 turns of that can kill off just about 
anything, when fighting against bosses 2 System Id should 
kill off any of them.  Then there is the super powerful 
Xenogears, (it has to be the best, the game is named after 
it) 99 percent of level infinity, 4 turns and start to 
raise hell.  And think Xenogears with Holy Pendent, 10 
turns and 6 of them are level infinity.  Xenogears is best 
in the game, no other gear can compare with it, heck 
nothing can even get close to it.  However, you can get it 
only almost when the game ends, the game will be too easy 
if you get it too early.

Deathblows

T=triangle, weak attack
X=cross, medium attack
S=square, strong attack

Name        AP       Buttons    Elemental  
Raijin      4 ap     tx
Senretsu    5 ap     ttx
Hagan       5 ap     sx
Hoten       6 ap     ttx
Tenbu       6 ap     tsx
Ryujin      6 ap     stx     
Koho        6 ap     xx 
Fukei       7 ap     ttttx      Wind 
Chikei      7 ap     ttsx       Earth 
Kakei       7 ap     tstx       Fire
Suikei      7 ap     sttx       Water 
Kokei       7 ap     ssx        Light
Yamikei     7 ap     xtx        Darkness 

Gear Skills
*Deathblower Gear Part Required

Name       Button   Fuel       Level
Raigeki      tt     10+10      1
Reppu        ts     10+20      1
Raigo*       tx     10+30      1
Hasan        st     20+10      2
Ryuten       ss     20+20      2
Jyuju*       sx     20+30      2
Raimai       xt     30+10      3
Ryumai       xs     30+20      3
Shinrai*     xx     30+30      3
Kosho X      t      10         Infinity
Goten X      s      20         Infinity
Kishin       x      30         Infinity

Special Gear Option

Weltell 2
System Id    1000   Fuel  Level infinity
Thor Wave    600    Fuel  Super Powered up Guided Shot
Flaming Hell 1000   Fuel  Fire based attack  

Spells
Fei                                         
(Chi)            Ep    Affect
Guided Shot      2     Single Ball of Chi
Inner Healing    2     Single Restores HP
Iron Valor       3     Single (Self)Attack up
Counter Force    4     Single (Self)CounterAttacks
Yang Power       5     Single (Self)  Def down, atk down
Yin Power        5     Single (Self)  Atk up, def down
Radiance         10    Single Strong Chi attack        
Big Bang         20    All Strongest Chi attack, casts 
stop


Elhaym(Elly) Van Houten
Birthplace: Solaris
Height: 5'6
Age: 18
Weight: 101 lb
Style: Rods
Gear: Veirge
Gender: Female
Interest: Fei (love), they did it(!) right before she 
turned to evil. Lol, a little too much for little kids, 
don't think you.

Character
Attack: D
Defense: B
Speed: D
Deathblows: C
HP: D
Ether: A
Ether Defense: B
Spell: C
EP: B
Overall: C

Elly is a magic user, but in Xenogears, magic isn't that 
useful other than healing and power boosting, so her 
specially is just about worthless as her attack.  Elly's 
attack is awful, her rods miss a lot, she is slow, her 
deathblows causes half of damage as other characters, and 
her defense is just pitiful (some enemy causes 1 damage to 
Fei, and can do up to 80 damage to Elly).  She leaves you 
party later on at almost the end of the game, and she is 
the only one who don't get a omnigear.  And the most sad 
part about Elly is that her strong point is her Ether 
attacks, but almost all her spell does lesser damage then 
her deathblows.  Overall she is quite useless, and I would 
just recommend after Disk one, you don't use her ever 
again.

Gear: Vierge
Attack: C
Defense: B
Speed: A
Skills: B
HP: D
Spell: C
Ether Defense: B
Overall: B

Elly is a complete disappointment as a character, but her 
gear is much better.  Vierge got a good decent attack, and 
it also packs a cool move call Aerods, for a small price 
of 400 fuels, it damages all the enemy for a good 500 plus 
damage.  And its very useful in Bibel Tower against 
Dominia and Kelvena, 2 Aerods can knock off Kelvena, and 
another skill or two can finish off Dominia.  One thing 
bad about Elly is when your gears are at their best, she 
leaves your party to go join evil, and another thing is 
she don't get a Omnigear like everyone else.  That is the 
only thing you can find wrong with Vierge, overall Vierge 
is a good gear, but it has a bad owner, Elly is just 
pretty much bad all around.  Elly gets an Omnigear, she 
uses it during a scene, but you never get to control her 
Omnigear other in Battling in Kislev.  And because she 
leaves you later on, you shouldn't waste too much money to 
upgrading her gear other the times when you use her to 
fight.

Deathblows
Elly

Screamer             4 ap      tx      
Cyclone Kick         5 ap      ttx
Breakthrough         5 ap      sx
Double Shock         6 ap      tttx
Sky Attack           6 ap      tsx
Bright Spark         6 ap      stx
Stink Kick           6 ap      xx
Anemo Zap            7 ap      ttttx      Wind Elemental
Terra Charge         7 ap      tstx       Earth Elemental
Thermo Thump         7 ap      ttsxx      Fire Elemental
Aqua Frost           7 ap      sttx       Water Elemental

Gear Skills
Elly

Double Impact          tt         1
Hard Smash             ts         1
Beat Storm*            tx         1
Sonic Drive            st         2
Heart Strike           ss         2
Mega Impact*           sx         2
Flash Drive            xt         3
High Diva              xs         3
Blaze Dance*           xx         3
Flash Flail            t          infinity
Blue Blast             s          infinity
Dark Diva              x          infinity


Gear Option

Areods     400 fuel    Ether attacks all enemy


Ether
Name               EP        Affect

Anemo Bolt         2         Single      Wind attack
Terrace Lance      2         Single      Earth attack
Thermo Cube        2         Single      Fire attack
Aqua Ice           2         Single      Water attack
Anemo Burn         6         Area        Wind attack
Terra Storm        6         Area        Earth attack
Thermo Dragon      6         Area        Fire attack
Aqua Mist          6         Area        Water attack
Anemo Wave         10        All         Wind attack
Terra Ghost        10        All         Earth attack
Thermo Largo       10        All         Fire attack
Aqua Lord          10        All         Water attack

Citan Uzuki

Birthplace: Solaris
Height: 6'1
Age: 29
Weight: 150 lb
Style: Martial Arts/Swords
Gear: Heimdal, Fenrir 
Gender: Male
Interest: Tinkering with junks, reading and exploring.

Character
Attack: A
Defense: C
Speed: A
Deathblows: B
HP: A
Ether: B
Ether Defense: B
Spell: B
EP: B
Overall: A

Citan without any question is the best character in the 
game when he gets his katana, he is already one of the 
best character in the game when he fights bare handed, 
once the sword comes in the game, his attack power goes 
up, almost doubling the damage he deals.  His Crystal 
Water is one of the game's best deathblows, and it looks 
really good, like an air combo in Marvel vs Capcom.  His 
speed is faster than everyone including most enemies, he 
get almost get in two hits for Bart, and Bart has above 
average speed.  Another thing to include here is his 
defense, his defense isn't very good, and defense is a big 
important aspect of the game, he suffers almost triple the 
damage Fei suffers.  His spells are okay, not very useful 
other than his Senkei, it doubles a character's speed, but 
when you can use this spells, you would probably already 
have Speed Shoes which doubles your speed already.  But 
overall Citan is the best character in the game, and the 
best thing about him is he learns his deathblows fast, and 
all you really need to do is level him up.  


Gear: Hemidal, Fenrir
Attack: B
Defense: C
Speed: A
Skills: B
HP: B
Spell: C
Ether Defense: C
Overall: B

Citan's gear is pretty average, not that great, but its 
alright.  Hemidal is just an average gear, it seems pretty 
fast, but has bad defense, but I care about the speed 
more.  Fenrir on the other hand has better defense but I 
still considered it has bad defense.  Hemidal's attack is 
not very good, his skills can do only 75% damage of 
Weltell's.  But Citan is forced upon you most of the first 
disk so fully upgrade Hemidal and make the best of it.  
When the second disk begins, Citan gets his Omnigear 
Fenrir, which comes with better defense, a sword, and of 
course level infinity.  I would consider Fenrir one of the 
best gear next to Weltell 2, Xenogears and Siebzehn, but I 
would rather use Fenrir than Siebzehn because of the 
speed.  Citan's spells are only average when in character, 
so his gear spells are pretty much usless, but since 
Xenogears is a game that doesn't really require magic, so 
Fenrir is still considered as a good gear.  Fenrir's only 
major problem is defense, but with a good piece of gear 
armor, you won't have to worry about it than.

Deathblows (hand)

Ukigumo            4ap         tx
Mufu               5ap         ttx
Jinrai             5ap         sx
Shinrai            6ap         tttx
Renken             6ap         tsx
Hakai              6ap         stx
Ougi               6ap         xx
Willow Wind        7ap         ttttx        wind elemental
Rare Earth         7ap         ttsx         earth 
elemental
Hell Fire          7ap         tstx         fire elemental
Tsunami Ice        7ap         sttx         water 
elemental

Deathblow (sword)

Amaoto               4ap        tx
Engetsu              5ap        ttx
Amagumo              5ap        sx
Himatsu              6ap        tttx
Yako                 6ap        tsx
Zanretsu             6ap        stx
Myogetsu             6ap        xx
Festive Wind         7ap        tttx        wind elemental
Rumble Earth         7ap        ttsx        earth 
elemental
Haze of Fire         7ap        tstx        fire elemental
Crystal Water        7ap        sttx        water 
elemental

Gear Skills

Kentsui          tt             1
Reppu            ts             1
Ryuei*           tx             1
Shinari          st             2
Fujin            ss             2
Ryuga*           sx             2
Hakai            xt             3
Kenjin           xs             3
Tensho*          xx             3
Ochiba           t              infinity
Zanretsu         s              infinity
Enken            x              infinity


Gear Option

none

Arcane

Name            EP      Affect
Sazanami        2       Single      Restore HP
Renki           2       Self        Next Ether affect all
Koga            2       Self        Def up, attack down
Yamiga          2       Self        Attack up, def down
Ryokusho        3       Single      Heal physical status
Reisho          3       Single      Heal mental status
Fuuseii         4       Single      Block Earth attack
Chiseii         4       Single      Block Wind attack
Kaseii          4       Single      Block Water attack
Suiseii         4       Single      Block Fire attack
Senkei          6       Single      Haste


Barthlomei Fatima  (Bart)
Birthplace: Aveh
Height: 6'1
Age: 18
Weight: 158 lb
Style: Whips
Gear: Brigandier, Andvari
Gender: Male
Interest: His Bart Missle, Yggdrasil, and Margie

Character
Attack: B
Defense: B
Speed: B
Deathblows: B
HP: B
Ether: B
Ether Defense: B
Spell: B
EP: B
Overall: B

Bart is an average character, his attack is pretty good, 
so is his defense and just about everything else.  Bart is 
my favorite character because he is kind of crazy and he 
doesn't really think.  For some reason my favorite 
character is always a prince or a king, (my favorite 
character in FF3 U.S. is Edgar, and in FF2 (US) is the 
Ninja guy, Shadow or something, no that's FF3 (US), I 
forget his name, its really old so shut up.  Hold on it's 
Edge, but Edge is in Rival Schools, I am just confused, 
someone email me with his name, I am too lazy to play FF2 
again, I don't know where my SNES is at anyway).  Bart has 
some good spells, but none of the spells in Xenogears 
really matter.  His cologne spells are all useful, but 
since he isn't that fast so there is no point of actually 
using them, unless you have to make him super strong for 
some battle that last a long time.  His deathblows are 
average, all of his 7ap deathblows are elemental, just 
like Citan, but his Tornado doesn't deal as much damage as 
Crystal Water deathblow.  Also another thing to note here 
is that Bart misses (or get blocked) a lot of his square 
and cross hits, so try to stay away from them.  His gear 
is good, but later on everyone gets better gears and his 
don't really stand out anymore. Bart gets a head start 
because he is the first one to get his Omnigear, Andvari 
is your best gear early on, and Bart gets it during the 
first disk.  Since Bart is pretty good character, go level 
him up and he should able to stand out to be your third 
best character, or at least during the first disk.


Gear: Brigandier, Andvari
Attack: B
Defense: B
Speed: B
Skills: B
HP: B
Spell: C
Ether Defense: B
Overall: B

Bart is the lucky one with the gear, his gear gets to use 
a weapon early on, and that is very important when 
fighting against some bosses.  Like Calamity, Weltell can 
only do around 60 damage, but Brigandier deals over 100.  
Bart's gear's skills are pretty good too, and his level 
infinity looks cool, especially his Meteor Falls, and he 
is the only one that can do level infinity attacks on disk 
one other than Maria.  (The other people can do it, but 
you need to wait like 30 or so turns, sometimes even more, 
I have wait 56 turns for Vierge to do Dark Diva one time, 
since I never seen it).  His gear Andvari is good, having 
already a good attack as a normal gear, and that means 
Bart's Omnigear can do tons of damage.  The gear's defense 
is pretty good too, so that way you can save fuel on using 
Frame HPs.  But later on your other character's gear come 
into the game like Xenogears and El Steir, everyone 
catches on with Andvari, then Bart doesn't seem so special 
anymore.  But I still use Andvari as much as possible, its 
my second most used gear next to Xenogears (Xenogears has 
to be the best gear, the game is named after it).

Deathblow

Head Hunter        4ap         tx
Twin Sonic         5ap         ttx
Rhythm Shock       5ap         sx
Dynamic            6ap         tttx
Astral             6ap         tsx
Bracer             6ap         stx
Justice            6ap         xx
Angel              7ap         tttx        Wind elemental
Land Break         7ap         ttsx        Earth elemental
Prominence         7ap         tstx        Fire elemental
Tornado            7ap         sttx        Water elemental

Gear Skills

Name              Button       Level
Chain Whip          tt         1
Beat Serpent        ts         1
Spark Wave*         tx         1
Blood Snake         st         2
Hit Storm           ss         2
Dead Cannon*        sx         2
Dance Wave          xt         3 
Twin Snake          xs         3
Sky Drive*          xx         3
Meteor Fall         t          infinity
Dead Dance          s          infinity
Soul End            x          infinity

Gear Option

Ygg D. Charge   600 fuel   Missile ether attack all enemy

Ether
 
Name              EP      Affect
Wild Smile        2       Single    Accuracy and evade 
down
Heaven Cent       2       Single    Ether attack
White Lure        3       Single    Enemy attack caster 
Red Cologne       4       Single    Attack up
Blue Cologne      6       Single    Accuracy and evade up
White Cologne     6       Single    Counter attack
Wind Mode         4       Single    Add wind to attack
Earth Mode        4       Single    Add earth to attack
Fire Mode         4       Single    Add fire to attack
Water Mode        4       Single    Add water to attack


Billy Lee Black
Birthplace: Aquavy Islands
Height: 5'7
Age: 16
Weight: 130 lb
Style: Guns
Gear: Renmazuo 
Gender: Male
Interest: Helping out unfortunate kids without a place to 
live and without any parents.  He created Kid's Town, a 
place for orphan kids.

Character
Attack: B
Defense: B
Speed: B
Deathblows: A
HP: C
Ether: B
Ether Defense: B
Spell: A
EP: B
Overall: B

Billy is probably the second best when in character in 
Xenogears next to Citan, I would considered him to be 
fourth because I like Fei and Bart better than him, also 
since the game forces you to use Fei most of the time.  
Billy's attack is good, and since there are only four 
different guns he can use and all of them either come with 
Billy when he joins you or you can find it somewhere 
during the game, and that saves you money.  But then his 
bullets for the guns are quite expensive, every single 
time you upgrade his gun, and you have to pay big time for 
new more powerful bullets.  Also once 7ap deathblows are 
available to you, you will waste a lot of bullets trying 
to learn Billy's 7ap deathblows.  His ether gun is 
unlimited but they are expensive and if you fight against 
enemies like the Elements then he is pretty useless, 
instead of dealing damage, he heals them.  Billy's 
deathblows are awesome, they look totally cool, his Dear 
Friend deathblow make the game seem like a shooting game 
almost like Area 51.  And all of his 7ap deathblows will 
always deal damage, and they can do around 1500 with the 
God-father gun and some good ammo.  The best thing about 
Billy is he almost never miss his hits, all of his attack 
connects, they don't even get blocked, and that can make a 
big difference in the game, but if he fights against 
enemies with good defense, his hit do only 1 damage.  
Billy has regular speed, not fast but not slow.  Then 
comes magic, Billy has the best magic in the game, his 
spells are all healing and effects, but they are so good.  
His Holy Light heals everyone for a whooping 500, and 
Goddess Wake is the only reviving spell, Chu-Chu got one 
too, but Chu-Chu won't get a chance to use it.  And when 
you fight someone outside your gear like Id in Etho's Dig 
Site, I don't think anyone can win without using Billy.  
But since his ammo are limited so try to use his ether gun 
more often so you can conserve bullets and money.

Gear: Renmazuo, El Renmazuo
Attack: B
Defense: B
Speed: B
Skills: A
HP: B
Spell: B
Ether Defense: B
Overall: B

Billy's gear Renmazuo is a good gear, but uses bullets 
that cost big bucks, so I don't use him a lot.  Billy 
joins your party late, and you really don't get a chance 
to use his gear much, since Weltell is forced upon you all 
the time, and you would rather take Siebzehn, Vierge or 
Andvari.  The second disk Billy get his Omnigear, and 
upgraded Renmazuo, it looks better than before but is 
still not that good in battle compare to your other super 
power gears.  Renmazuo is pretty much like its owner, even 
thought its good, it don't get used a lot.  Renmazuo is 
actually one of the best gear in the game next to 
Xenogears, but since it don't look as cool as the other 
gear, it don't get as much attention as them, and like 
it's owner, it never miss any attacks.  Renmazuo's level 
infinity can hit up to 9000, while Fenrir's can only do 
around 7000-8000 damage.  Renmazuo is truly underrated, 
but it doesn't really matter that much, I never used Billy 
in the second disk and I still beat the game, oh well.

Deathblows

Adams Apple        4ap         tx
Gunholic           5ap         ttx
Hell Blast         5ap         sx
Nut Crack          6ap         tttx
Sky Walker         6ap         tsx
Devil Blast        6ap         stx
Banfrau            6ap         xx
True Dream         7ap         tttx
Holy Gate          7ap         ttsx 
Dear Friend        7ap         tstx  

Gear Skills

Name                 Button      Level
Double Snap          tt          1
Hard Snap            ts          1
Hard Gun*            tx          1
Gun Blaze            st          2
Impact Gun           ss          2
Holy Fist*           sx          2
Blaze Shot           xt          3
Hard Gatling         xs          3
Sky Gatling*         xx          3  
Thousand             t           infinity
Holy Climb           s           infinity
Holy Soul            x           infinity

Gear Option

Jessie Cannon      500 fuel      Non elemental attack
Jessie Blasta      1000 fuel     Non elemental attack

Holy

Name            EP   Target  Effect
Purity Light    2    single  Restore Status
Healing Light   2    single  Restore HP
Holy Light      2    all     Restore HP
Goddess Call    2    single  Haste
Goddess Eyes    2    single  Defense Up
Wind Shield     4    single  Block Wind Elemental
Earth Shield    4    single  Block Earth Elemental
Fire Shield     4    single  Block Fire Elemental
Water Shield    4    single  Block Water Elemental
Goddess Wake    8    single  Revive a character



Rico (Richardo) Banderas
Birthplace: Kislev
Height: 7'0
Age: 30
Weight: 330 lb
Style: Wrestling
Gear: Steir 
Gender: Male
Interest: Battle in Kislev, being Battling Champion, and 
his Bapitism Ceremony

Character
Attack: A
Defense: A
Speed: F
Deathblows: B
HP: A
Ether: C
Ether Defense: B
Spell: B
EP: C
Overall: B

Rico is a fighter, he is considered to be stupid, slow and 
strong.  But in this game the only thing is true about 
that is his speed, he is quiet possible the slowest 
character in the game, Citan can get in 3-4 attack for his 
one.  Rico has awesome attack power, super defense, and a 
quiet good set of spells.  His deathblows are also quiet 
good, and he is the only one who gets an elemental attack 
before the 7ap deathblows.  And one bad thing about Rico 
is that his 7ap deathblow are either elemental or it can't 
hit gear sized enemy, (Duneman Isle's dragon!!!, he is 
useless against the most important fights in the game) and 
that's why I don't use him in character that much, another 
bad thing about Rico is he misses a lot, he almost never 
connect his cross attack.  He gets a decent set of spells, 
even though he shouldn't use any of them since he is so 
slow, by the time he actually cast all the spells, the 
fight is already over.  Rico is good, but because he is so 
slow, he is practically useless in character size.

Gear: Stier, El Stier
Attack: A
Defense: A
Speed: D
Skills: B
HP: A
Spell: C
Ether Defense: B
Overall: B

Stier is much like its owner, very slow.  Even with speed 
shoes Stier is still slow, and because I think Stier looks 
kind of ugly so I never use it in disk one at all.  Rico 
gets his Omnigear, an upgraded Stier later on in disk two, 
since it looks a lot more cooler, and I just start using 
it.  El Stier is still slow but it has good HP, defense, 
and really good attack.  It might be one of the most 
powerful gear in the game, I equip 3 GR50 on El Steir and 
I got an output of 2000.  Just think of that with Big 
Joe's Omenga 1000 out put engine that is some attack power 
3000, and Yggdrasil 4 super gear only has the output of 
1000.  El Steir's only weakness is his speed, if it has 
Fenrir's speed, El Steir will be better than Xenogears, 
another bad thing about Rico's gear is it tends to miss a 
lot, it gets better when its in Omnigear, but Steir don't 
always connect his hits.  The skills of Stier looks cool, 
but El Steir's hyper mode only has 10% when it is at full 
HP, so it takes very long for it to get level infinity.  
But El Steir doesn't need level infinity, just his regular 
level 1 combos hit for well over 4000 against enemies with 
good defense.  And always remember to equip speed shoes on 
Rico, it doubles his speed, he needs it more than anyone 
else in the game!

Deathblows

Rico Rocket        tx
Death Drive        ttx
Banderas           sx
Dragon Fist        tttx
Fire Bomb          tsx
Pile Crusher       stx 
Spin Strike        xx
Death Roll         tttx
Flame Lariat       ttsx        fire elemental
Hell Splash        tstx        earth elemental

Gear Skills

Drill War          tt
Bomber Head        ts
Drill Driver*      tx
Grand Slam         st
Twister            ss
Hammer G*          sx 
Mega Body          xt
Sky Driver         xs
Scrap*             xx
Drill Kaiser       t  
Driver Kaiser      s 
Iron Kaiser        x 

Ether

Name          EP  Target  Effect
Steel Fist    2   self    attack up
Steel Body    2   self    defense up
Steel Spirit  2   self    ether defense up
Steel Mettle  4   single  spirit attack


Maria Balthasar

Birthplace: Solaris
Height: 4'8
Age: 9
Weight: 90 lb
Style: Hitting opponents with her toys.
Gear: Siebzehn
Gender: Female
Interest: Her gear Siebzehn, the only thing her father 
left her.

Character
Attack: F
Defense: D
Speed: D
Deathblows: F
HP: C
Ether: B
Ether Defense: C
Spell: B
EP: B
Overall: D

Maria is a useless character, she can't do anything right 
without her gear.  Her attacks are really bad, and I mean 
at level 80 she can only do around 100 damage to one 
enemy, and if she don't miss any of her hits or gets 
blocked by the enemy.  She can't fight, her spells are not 
that good, she is slow, she got terrible defense, she 
don't have deathblows, and now we can just face the fact 
that she is absolutely useless in every single way when in 
character.  She does however possess a good gear, 
Siebzehn.  The only time you should use her is when the 
game forces you to, you should never ever use her for fun 
or something, since she can get your party killed.

Gear:  Siebzehn
Attack: A
Defense: A
Speed: C
Skills: A
HP: A
Spell: C
Ether Defense: A
Overall: A

Siezehn is one of the most powerful gear in the game, it's 
attack, defense, HP, Ether defense are among the best in 
the game.  Siebzehn is however not really fast, it has 
below average speed, but its power makes up for its speed.  
The only thing to say about Siebzehn is that use every 
chance you get, level up, upgrade, do everything you can 
to power Siebzehn up, it is the best gear in the game 
until you can get Xenogears.  And remember to equip some 
speed equipment for Maria, that way it also speeds up 
Siebzehn.  Siebzehn's gear option isn't that special, try 
to stick with it's level 1 skill, since Siebzehn's level 1 
skill deals much more damage than the 1000 fuel gear 
option.  Speed Shoes are put to good use here, Siebzehn 
benefits a lot from it.

Deathblows

None


Gear Skills

Mega Hammer         tt
Dyna Flight         ts
Gravity Fist*       tx
Dyna Rush           st
Head Dive           ss
Gravity Press*      sx 
Meteor Press        xt
Iron Break          xs
Iron Storm*         xx
Fire Drive          t
Magneto             s
Maria Beat          x


Gear Option

Missile Pod     400 Fuels   Non-elemental damage
Gravity Cannon  1000 Fuels  Non-elemental damage

Controls

Name           EP    Target    Effect
Robo Beam      2     single    Non-elemental damage
Robo Missile   4     single    Non-elemental damage
Robo Punch     5     area      Non-elemental damage
Robo Kick      8     area      Non-elemental damage
Graviton Gun   30    all       Non-elemental damage

Emeralda

Birthplace: Zeboim
Height: 4'4 and 5'5
Age: 4000 plus
Weight: 70 lb and 110 lb
Style: Body attack
Gear: Crescens
Gender: Female
Interest: Kim, Fei's ancestor, Kim created Emeralda

Character
Attack: B
Defense: C
Speed: A
Deathblows: A
HP: D
Ether: A
Ether Defense: B
Spell: A
EP: A
Overall: B

Emeralda is a good character, she has great speed, her 
attacks are good, and she has an awesome set of spells.  
One thing to note here is her low HP, and her below 
average defense.  Her low HP and defense makes her easy to 
kill by enemies, and so level her up or use the drives on 
her.  That way she is more powerful and has better 
defense, and hopefully not get killed that easily.  Her 
attack looks cool, she uses her body part to fight, she 
can change her hair in a mace, or her foot into a blade 
(it reminded me of Darkstalkers 3, Morrigan fights the 
same way).  Her speed is also good, she is possible to be 
the fastest character in the game next to Citan.  Her 
spells are what Elly's supposed to be, they all look cool 
and actually deals damage, unlike Elly's.  Her deathblows 
is another good thing about her, her Dark Beast deathblow 
is the only darkness elemental attack other then Fei's 
Yamikei, but Yamikei requires level 80, and you can learn 
Emeralda's Dark Beast as soon as you can use her.  
Emeralda is a good character but it is not wise to use her 
unless her HP is rather high from level ups or drives, she 
gets killed too fast by powerful enemies.  

Gear: Crescens
Attack: B
Defense: C
Speed: A
Skills: B
HP: D
Spell: A
Ether Defense: B
Overall: B

Crescens has the same problem like her owner, low HP and 
her.  Crescens' highest possible HP is only 20800, when 
Rico and Maria's gear can go up to as many as 38000.  The 
low HP waste fuel to heal every time and her low defense 
make it even more fatal. Crescens has a good set of 
spells, but since Xenogears doesn't really need magic like 
Final Fantasy 7, it doesn't really make much of a 
difference.  But Crescens is still a good gear, use it 
sometimes, it might surprise you how good it really is.  
Crescens' attack is also quite good, so if you are using 
all fast moving gears, you should able to finish off all 
your opponents before they have their turn.

Deathblows
  
Leg Cutter         tx
Wave Cutter        ttx
Leg Spin           sx 
Hammerhead         tttx
Grand Arm          tsx 
Divider            stx
Flying Arm         xx
Tornado Arm        ttttx        wind elemental
Recount            ttsx
Dark Beast         tstx         darkness elemental

Gear Skills

Arm Bash             tx
Air Bash             ts
Dance Bash*          tx
Devil Hand           st
Devil Hold           ss 
Devil Bird*          sx
Dead Spin            xt
Dead Drive           xs
Dead Melody*         xx 
Dark Wave            t
Dark Force           s
Dark Wave            x

Ether

Name             EP    Target     Effect
Anemo Dharm      3     single     wind attack
Terra Feist      3     single     earth attack
Thermo Gord      3     single     fire attack
Aqua Aroum       3     single     water attack
Anemo Omega      6     all        wind attack
Terra Holtz      6     all        earth attack
Thermo Giest     6     all        fire attack
Aqua Dham        6     all        water attack



Chu-Chu

Birthplace: Unknown, possible Shevat
Height: Unknown
Age: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Style: Animal style fighting, various from scratching, 
head butting, and a foot in the face
Gear: Enlarged Self
Gender: Female
Interest: Fei, she has crush on him, and other Chu-Chus. 
She also likes to eat spiders.

Character
Attack: F
Defense: C
Speed: D
Deathblows: F
HP: D
Ether: B
Ether Defense: C
Spell: B
EP: B
Overall: F (I'm not kidding)

Chu-Chu is a cute character, never ever use her unless the 
game forces you to, she is slow, she got no deathblows, 
her HP is low, her defense is lower than everyone else, 
and she just not good to use in any situation.  She does 
have a healing spell that cures gears, but it can only 
heal around 1000 when Frame HP 10 and 800 fuel can heal 
3000.  She proves to be worthless, her attack is weaker 
than Maria, and she don't have a gear.  People told me 
that she can be very powerful when you upgrade with 
drives, I use some drives on her, didn't see any big 
difference at all, so I recommend that you don't waste 
expensive drives on her.  Now I borrowed a friend's 
GameShark, and gotten her to max stats with drives, she is 
still pretty crappy compare to my other characters.  The 
only time you should use her is to check out her spells, 
just for the heck of it.  Her spells looks quite good, but 
other than that, she is pretty useless.

Gear

See above for Chu-Chu's character

Chu-Chu's gear is her enlarged self, and all her stats are 
the equivalent to her normal self.  Which means the higher 
the HP she has as character, the higher her gear HP will 
be.  That also goes for everything else.  So meaning she 
is also useless in gear as in character.  However, Chu-Chu 
can have a very high stats as a gear, but because she 
doesn't have any gear skills, she is quite uesless in 
attacks.  Her healing spell is decent, but you never will 
really need that.

Deathblows

none

Gear Skills

none

Ether

Name            EP    Target   Effect
Forest Dance    2     single   Restore HP
Culen Prayer    2     single   Restore Physical Status
Myrm Prayer     2     single   Restore Mental Status
Play Dead       2     single   Enemy don't attack Chu-Chu
Forest Wind     4     single   Wind Attack
Earth Gnome     6     area     Earth Attack
Maiden Kiss     8     single   Life
Ancient Myth    10    all      Non-elemental attack





Part Two: Walkthrough

Note-Major spoilers included in the walkthrough, if you wish 
to discover the story on your own, try not to read the 
walkthrough until you are stuck on a certain part.  Also, be 
sure to read only the part you got stuck on, other wise, the 
good story of Xenogears will be spoiled completely.


Legends:

Treasures
Monsters stats
Monster name, exp, item

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                  Lahan Village
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Treasure:
Aquasol (x5), 
400Gs, 
Power Ring, 
Eyeball, 
Aquasol S, 
Mermaid Tear, 
RPS Badge

Monsters:
Lil' Kobold, 3, Fencing Cap
Hobgob, 2, Hob-Jerky
Hopper, 8, Fencing Wear

The game starts off with Fei painting, you can get a 
close-up on the painting but there isn't much of anything 
else.  First go to Fei's bed for his saved up money, 
200Gs, then go around and you will see a maid in the other 
room, talk to her for a scene about how you got here in 
Lahan.  The two barrows in the small room contains a 
Aquasol each, so be sure to get them, now rotate your 
camera to see a spider web, just jump up and get it, and 
it will be useful later on.  Then walk down and meet up 
with everyone, you could talk to Timothy for a scene, 
after speaking to everyone, go to the door and meet Dan.  
This scene will further explain Fei's relationship with 
Alice, Timothy and Dan, after the long scene, you can now 
walk out the door and explore the town.  Talk to Dan for 
another funny scene, it doesn't make a difference which 
choice you make so just make any.  Time to collect some 
items before going any further, start by talking to the 
old man behind the door in the field twice for 2 Aquasols.  
Next go talk to the women in sitting near the cow for 
another Aquasol.  Then go to each house and explore, one 
house has a guy standing in the corner, he will play you a 
rock-paper-scissors game, everytime you win you get 50Gs, 
and of course everytime you lose you lose 50Gs.  If you 
manage to beat him 5 times in a row (not that hard), you 
get a RPS Badge, which is useful later on.  Downstairs in 
this house has an old lady, talk to the old lady answer 
the question to your best knowledge and you will get some 
more money, and then just exit that house, don't go to 
Alice's house yet, instead go to the bar further down.  In 
the bar there is a man in blue standing near the steps, 
talk to him and answer drinking won't solve any problems, 
and he will give you a Mermaid Tears, very useful later 
on, a must get, and this is your only chance.  Then go the 
house with the save point, you could talk to Lucca from 
Chrono Trigger for tips on the Save Point, but it cost 
money, so don't unless you really don't know, talk to the 
man teaching about battling and he will give you some 
money when he's done.  When you get outside go to the 
center and there is a well, jump in three times to get a 
Power Ring, Aquasol S, and an Eyeball.  Then go to Alice's 
house, (she loves Fei instead of Timothy, so sad…), talk 
to Alice upstairs, then just exit and go to the mountains.  
I would however encourage you to go to the world map and 
fight a little bit, get use to the battle system, try to 
get to level 3 before entering the mountains, also see if 
you could pick a couple of Fencing Wear and Fencing Cap 
from battle.  Also get the Mermaid Tear and RPS Badge 
before leaving, and this is your only chance.  RPS Badge 
might prove hard to get, don't think about leaving, save, 
and try again, the count resets every time you leave that 
house.  Try to look for a pattern in that guy's choices, 
you will get the hang of it eventually and get the hard 
earned badge.

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                 Lahan Mountains
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Treasure:
Aquasol (2), 
Bird Egg, 
Spider

Jackal, 3
Hob-job, 2, Hob Jerky

The mountain has a save point and two different path, take 
the one going straight, and get the Aquasol, then just 
fight a little on the way, maybe you can get your first 
deathblow by now.  Whenever your HP gets too low, use 
Inner Healing or go back into town to heal up, save up 
every item.  Follow the path back to the save point and 
there is a little dome with a tree on top, and there is a 
light color path next to it, walk up that path (a bit hard 
to see, just stumble around to find it if you haven't 
already).  Once you are on the dome, jump up and find a 
bird nest, you could get the Bird Egg.  However the Mama 
Bird will keep attacking you until you give it back, and 
the egg will add 20 pounds to your body weight if you 
choose to keep it, so it's really up to you.  The heavier 
you are, the higher your attack will be, but your speed 
will decrease, and vice versa, so just keep your regular 
body weight.  Jump across the gorge and cross the bridge, 
and one of the tree there will have a spider when you jump 
next to it, take it by pressing X.  The spider is useful 
later on the game when Chu-Chu joins you.  There is 
another Aquasol down the bridge, get it and exit the 
mountains to the Doctor's house.  The mountain will 
hopefully bring you some more money and items, the Hob-Gob 
will drop Hob Jerky sometimes when they are killed, use 
those instead of Aquasols, but rely more on Inner Healing 
since it's free.

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                   Doctor's House
##################################################

Treasure:
Aquasol, 
Midori's Ring, 
120 G.

Monsters: none

First go into the house and talk to Yui, she is by the 
tables near the kitchen, and she will tell you that Citan 
is still outside tinkering with the gear.  Exit the house 
through the side door, and when you get outside, there is 
a row of flowers, jump inside the flowers next to the 
house, and press X next to the flowers, and you get 
Midori's Ring.  It become very, very useful later on, you 
can get one of the game best items with that.  Now you can 
go up the stairs, in the middle there are two doors; one 
door lead to a bedroom, the one across from it holds an 
Aquasol and a chicken.  Now keep walking up and go into 
Citan's bedroom, walk up the stairs inside the room and 
you will get on top next to a Telescope, carefully jump to 
the chimney pipe and get 120Gs.  I didn't want the money, 
I am not sinking that low, taking money from a friend, you 
can take it if you want to, it doesn't really have any 
major impacts on the game other the money.  Go to the back 
yard and Citan will appear, go inside the little shack and 
see a scene, after the scene Yui will cook and if you got 
the Bird Egg, Yui will cook it and you will gain weight.  
Get the bird egg if you want to gain 20 pounds, that will 
increase your attack, but you will lose some speed.  After 
your comments on Yui's good cooking, you will get the 
camera equipments, now just go back to Lahan village.

Head back toward Lahan, you will have to walk through the 
mountain again.

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                  Lahan Town
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Treasure: none

Monster: none

The mountain is dark, but there aren't any enemies, so you 
don't have to worry about anything.  When you get past the 
bridge, you will lose control of Fei, Citan will come 
catching up to you, a loud noise flys over your heads as 
some gears passes by.  Citan said he heard something 
heading for Lahan and tell you to go back fast, he will 
leave you and head for the village, just follow him, save 
at the save point near the mountain entrance.

When you get to Lahan, you will see that the village is 
burning in fire.  You will get into some scenes, and meet 
up with Alice and Timothy.  They will tell you that Dan is 
missing, but there isn't anything you can do.  Just watch 
the scene.  You and Citan will split up and look for 
survivors, Dan will turn up eventually, and he is here to 
save Alice's Wedding Dress.  Fei sees a empty black gear, 
he decide to get into the gear and try to fight off the 
enemies.

After the long scenes you will get into your first gear 
battle, Weltell is strong compared to the other gears, 
just hammer away and you will win.  And some sad scenes 
follow; I am not going to spiol it for you, you just have 
to see for yourself, but this is really a sad scene.  And 
this is your first Anime scene, so enjoy it.  Dan looks 
really funny in the scene, he got such a big head for a 
little boy.

Fei will wake up the next day, and Dan is really mad about 
what happened and wants to kill Fei.  Fei have to leave 
just to keep peace, Citan tell him to head for Blackmoon 
Forest, and said that he will follow later when the town 
people are settled down.  Blackmoon forest is right next 
to the burned down Lahan, it is the only forest around, 
the entrance to the forest is to the north west side of 
the forest.

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                 Blackmoon Forest
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Treasure:
Survival Tent, 
Arcane Rod, 
Aquasol (2)

Monster:
Forest Elf, 21, Zetasol
Armor Grub, 35, Bizfruit
Hobgob, 2, Hob-Jerky, Hob-Steak
Jackal, 3

Just go through and get into some fights, try to get your 
Raijin deathblow right here, none of the fights here are 
too tough, just use Inner Healing when your HP get too 
low.  Keep going and there will be a big round rock, press 
X and jump back, if you get in the way you will lose HP, 
after it passes go through for a scene and a friend.  Elly 
appears for the first time, she is fairly weak now but she 
is actually quite useful here for some good money flow.  
Whenever you see a Hog-gob, fight it and kill it with 
Elly's fire ether attack, that leaves behind Hob-Steak, it 
cures for 500, and sells for 150Gs, you should rack up 
around 8-10 of them here.  Keep going and pick up the 
Survival Tent and Aquasol, and when you see a white color 
rock used for a bridge, unequip all of Elly's things, her 
Pilot Uniform will sell for 2500Gs.  Now go into battle 
against two DiveBomber and two Forest Elves, don't worry 
if Elly gets killed, she will leave you after this battle.  
The fight isn't too tough, just use Fei's best deathblow 
and knock out the Forest Elf first, use Inner Healing if 
your HP goes low.  After the battle Elly will yell at you 
and leave, and she gets attack by a Dragon or dino like 
thing.  That thing is gear size, but Fei will try to take 
the Dragon on with his fists.

Fei to the rescue, but first get the Arcane Rod, then head 
SouthWest for fight Ranker.  During this time, you won't 
fight any enemies.  You can't win this fight, so just 
attack a few times, and Citan will come to your rescue 
with Weltell.  Weltell should make slime of Ranker in no 
time, take this time and check out your Weltell, mess 
around with the buttons and effects to find out more about 
gear usage and gear battles.

Boss#1: Ranker
HP: 800
Exp: 348
Specialty: Tail Whip
Treasure: Scales

The first boss is a T. Rex like dragon, just do 30 fuel 
and your best level one attack, you should win, no big 
deal.  The Ranker has 800 HP, use booster to speed things 
up a little bit.  This boss is easy, use anything you 
want, check around and just win whenever you want.

And then after a long talk by a campfire between Elly and 
Citan, Elly leaves you and Citan joins, read the scenes to 
know more about Elly's past and why is she here.  Citan is 
so much more useful than Elly, since Elly is one of your 
worst characters! And Citan is your best.

*NOTE---Level up Citan, this is probably your only chance 
for a long time, level up in the desert before going in 
Dazil.  The fights aren't too hard, both Citan and Fei 
have a healing spell that can provide a lot of experience 
and money.  Try to get some deathblows for both of these 
fighters.

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                     Dazil
##################################################

Treasures: none

Monster: 
Sand Shark, 121
Sand Man, 60

The town is small compared to what is facing you ahead, 
just shop if you want, don't waste any money, just sell of 
the things that you won't need like Hob-Steak and Elly's 
equipment.  You should able to get around 8000-9000Gs by 
now, if you got any lesser, just remember to fight and 
level up later on in the desert before going for the Sand 
Cruiser, this way both Fei and Citan will level up.  First 
go to the South end of the city and go into the Gear shop, 
after the scenes with the mechanics, exit and there will 
be another scene as Citan talks to Fei.  After that scene, 
go back north and you will see a Jeep like car, go inside 
to the house next to it and talk to the guy behind the 
desk inside.  Citan will than leave you and you won't wait 
for him, so you have to go look for him.  In the Inn here 
you will meet Big Joe, he will be everywhere you go from 
now on, (he is really weird, and he has to be a stalker 
cause he follows you everywhere.  I am just kidding, Big 
Joe later has the best gear shop you can find, so who 
cares if he follows you around).  Big Joe will get into an 
argument, Fei watches on, but nothing really happens, so 
just leave afterwards.  Go towards the desert when you get 
to the world map and enter the desert to the south west of 
the town.

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                    Desert
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Treasure: none

Monster: see above for Dazil

The endless desert, first you will see two Gear after you 
entered a new screen, just follow them off the screen.  
Fight in here, the enemies are easy, and try leveling up 
to around 14 or 15.  Then there will be big flying thing, 
(Shevat) at the next screen and you can just follow that, 
and it will get kind of dark.  Keep going to the next 
screen has two similar looking gear from screen one, 
follow those two.  Then Fei gets rough, as he steals a 
dirt bike and gets busted by two sand trooper gears.  
Again Citan go the rescue, Weltell should scrap these two 
gears fast, however, try to get full fuel by charging 
before he finish off the two Gears, don't worry about HP, 
but don't use your EP though, it will be important in the 
next fight.  This is only a battle that will try to weaken 
you, the real boss battle is still up ahead.

Grahf, the guy with the cool looking gear comes out, he 
will be your biggest enemy in Disk one, but he won't fight 
you just yet, so he summons a worm monster to fight you.  
Trust me, Grahf will kick your butt even if he don't use 
his gear, you don't want to take him now.  Grahf is one of 
the game strongest enemies, since he is the only one who 
can deal 29997 damage to one gear in one attack.  You will 
personally get to know that attack on the second disk.  
The worm monster comes out of the ground and just wiggle 
around, Grahf will order it to attack, he sees this as a 
test to see your true skills.

Boss#2: Wyrm
HP: 200
Exp: 1044
Specialty: Slurp, drain fuel
Treasure: Eyeball

This is can get tricky, since you just got your Weltell 
and didn't really get a chance to upgrade it at all, this 
battle can take a long time for you to win.  But here is a 
easy way out, just hit Wyrm with your 10 fuel attack and 
your best level one skill.  When you run out of fuel, 
which you eventually will, just do a couple of Guided 
Shot, and you win, or you can just do Guided Shot from the 
start and win faster, you just need enough EP, its totally 
up to you how you want to do it.  Wyrm is a very tough 
customer, it is very fast, it's defense is beyond belief, 
most 10, 20, 30 fuel attacks will deal 0-5 damage, so just 
use 10 fuel to conserve fuel.  Level 1 skills don't deal 
high damage either, however, it is the only thing you can 
use as of now, so stick with it if you don't have enough 
EP.

The worm monster is a piece of cake if you saved your EP, 
after a couple of Guided Shot, it will be probably ready 
to die, if you run out of EP, just hit him with your 10 
fuel and level one attack.  After the battle, Weltell gets 
really weak due to low fuel and Aveh Soldiers arrest both 
Fei and Citan, along with Weltell.  That isn't fair, my 
Weltell can make scrap out of those two sand troopers, but 
this is how the story goes so jusst stick with it.


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                 Transport Ship
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Treasure:
Extra AR +1, 
Leather Vest, 
Survival Tent, 
Rosesol

Monster:
Aveh Soldier, 75, Rosesol
Aveh Corporal, 75, Leather Hat


Fei wakes up in a prison cell, now just talk to Citan, he 
doesn't really have anything interesting to say, so just 
choose to rest.  When you get into some rest, you will see 
a priate, Bart, get to know him since he will be your next 
character.  Bart will attack the Aveh ship trying to take 
Weltell, after the long scenes you will be free from your 
room as the priate ship fires on the Transport.  The cell 
door will be opened, it's time to make your escape.  Sand 
will slowly rise, when it's over head, you will die.  Head 
out and go down to get the treasures, don't worry about 
the sand kills you, you just start again from the room, 
some how you keep the treasures you already got, so be 
sure to get the treasures at least.  Keep going and you 
will be in an engine room, get the two treasure and watch 
out, sometimes during battle the floor will blow up hurt 
both you and your enemy, that attack will hurt you more 
than it will the enemies, so watch out.  Don't waste too 
much time in this room, the battles can hurt your party 
bad, mostly the blowing up during battle part, it always 
go in favorite of the enemies.  After getting the 
treasures, just keep going and you will be in a room with 
a lot of boxes, save and go outside, run from battles if 
you want to, use Citan's healing spell to keep your HP up 
when it gets low.  When you get oustdie, there will be a 
big crane, so just walk through the crane and you will get 
to your Weltell, if you fall down too much time, you will 
have to start all over again from the cell room.  As you 
get into Weltell and flys off, a boss battle will arrive.

Boss #3: Brigandier
HP: 800
Exp: 0
Specialty: Chain Whip, Wild Smile "cause camera damage"
Treasure: none

Bart is a hot head, and he gets mad at you for some 
reason, so he attacks you.  He isn't that hard, just turn 
on your booster, use 30 fuel attacks and your best level 
one skill.  You'll win, just don't do anything stupid, 
stick with the 30 fuel and level one skill, and don't do 
Guided Shot, it don't cause any damage. After the battle, 
the both of you will both sink underground.  This is a 
easy battle, when the battle ends, you will finally get to 
keep your gears and use them as you please.


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                Underground Cave
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Treasure:
Gold Nugget, 
IronG Whip

Monster:
Medusoid, 689
Tin Robo, 680, Extra Ar+1
May Fly, 1410, Extra Ar+1
Nomad Fix Bot, 420 (he heals you, so don't kill him early)

A brief scene with Citan talking to Yggdrasil's first mate 
Siguard, they seem to know each other, they will talk a 
little and the scene will switch to Bart and Fei in a 
underground cave.

Say hi to your new friend, he promises not to kill you, 
yet.  Bart is an average character, but use him anyway, 
you really can't choose from anthing else yet anyway.  
Bart got the best gear in the game until Siezbehn, but he 
gets his Omnigear just a half hour or so after that, so 
stick with him for disk 1.

Save and jump down from that platform, walk around and 
fight a few times, I would recommend you to level up to at 
least level 19 before you get anywhere.  Most battles here 
are quite easy, if this is your first time playing this 
game, take this chance to fully understand the usage of 
the gears and gear skills.  Walk around the place, you 
will find an exit, but a giant rock is in the way.  Go 
near it, Bart will comment on the exit, he will tell you 
want to do.  Anyway, you start by pushing the big rock out 
of the way, get the treasure other the other side and keep 
going.  After the long path, there will be a water fall 
and a Gear, talk to the gear for information (not that 
important unless this is your first time playing).  Go 
west for IronG Whip, and you should see a red light, 
ignore it for now but remember where it is, now head back 
to the gear and go south, after jumping on the rocks, you 
should see a little cave.  Get out of your gears and go 
into that cave and you will meet Old Man Bal, talk to him 
and after the long scenes about the cave, the Omnigears, 
etc.  Afterwards you should buy new gear stuff from him, 
get a new engine, new frame, but not new Armor, there is 
no need for that.  Sell the extra thing you got from 
battles like your Extra Ar, and Bart's old whip, you 
should able to have around 12000Gs at least now after 
upgrading.  If not, go out and battle some more, when your 
Gear HP falls too low, go back to Old Man Bal and repair, 
try to get Bart's deathblows here by letting him walking 
around on foot and Fei in gear.  Now it's time to shut off 
the two sensors, one of the sensors is the place where you 
get the IronG Whip, go back and press X next to it.  The 
other sensor is quite far away, first go back to Bal's 
Cave, go along the east side and there is another exit, 
follow it to a long path, keep going and you will be at 
the second sensor, shut it off and return to Old Man Bal's 
cave.  After more scene you will able to go through the 
sand door, you should be around level 24, if not, level up 
a little, try to get some money in this dungeon before you 
leave.  This dungeon gives you the most money until you 
get your water ship Yggdrasil.  I would say Calamity is 
one of the harder bosses in Disk one, so get your level as 
high as possible, and it would be good to take Bart on 
foot and Fei in gear, get Bart's other deathblow, that 
lets him use his T S combo.  People say that leveling up 
doesn't affect your gear, that isn't true, the higher your 
level is, the better your evade and speed, you also get 
more confidence when fighting, so level up, enemies here 
gives out good experience.  After you are ready, refuel at 
Old Man Bal's cave and go past the sand barrier, you are 
going to fight Calamity soon, but remember to save before 
going down the second elevator.  You will see Calamity 
putting up an air show before he actually attacks you, in 
any case, enjoy the battle.

Boss#4: Calamity
HP: 2500
Exp: 0
Specialty: Rockets, 500 damage 
Treasure: none

One of the harder bosses in Disk One, Calamity has a 
whooping 2500 HP, his Rockets attack do around 500 damage 
to one of your gear, and you can't heal yourself yet.  
First upgrade everything especially on Brigandier, and let 
Bart out of his gear and fight enough for him to get his 
triangle square gear skill, and try to level up a bit 
more.  Then go fight Calamity, don't battle on the way, 
keep your full strength, just run away or go around on 
foot and then run away, keep your gear perfectly healthy, 
you are going to need it (one time I won with Weltell with 
16 HP left and Brigandier dead).  First cast Wild Smile on 
Calamity as soon as the battle starts, that way his 
regular hit can't hit you, remember Wild Smile wears off 
after a few turns, so do it again every 4-5 turns to make 
sure it stays in effect.  Then hit Calamity with your 10 
fuels attacks and T S skills, and hope that he doesn't do 
his rocket attack that much.  Don't forget to turn on 
booster.  When you run out of fuel, just charge a few 
turns and go back to attacking, booster will automatically 
turn off when you are out of fuel.  Also, your fuel charge 
amount changes when you are at a higher level, if you are 
at level 0, you charge 30 fuel, if you are at level 1, you 
charge 20 more fuel, which is 50, the higher the level, 
more the fuel.  This is a tough battle, so it might take a 
few tries before you succeed.  When you do beat Calamity, 
Bart and Fei will have a scene, then Calamity will get up 
again and attack Bart (god, you have to fight him again 
with him at full strength!!!  Just kidding).  Anyway Bart 
will get hit and Fei do his level infinity Kishin to save 
him(you don't get Kishin until end of Disk one at least), 
Kishin is Fei best attack so enjoy it and dream about 
getting it.   (too bad, you don't get it right now, sad…  
You must really want it, hey you can get it when you level 
up to level 70 and 7ap attacks, it is going to take around 
40 or so hours, but you will get it, eventually.)  

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                   Yggdrasil
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Treasure: none

Monster: none

After the long fight without any kind of reward, not even 
any money, you will be at the Yggdrasil, try to get use to 
the rooms in the ship, you will be in here for a lot of 
times.  Check the gear shop, but don't buy anything, don't 
refuel, when you are done wondering around, just go to the 
room in the hallway and choose to rest.  

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                   Bart's Hideout
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Treasure: Iron Whip

Monster:
See above for Dazil and Desert

This is just a place for you to rest, just go through the 
scenes with Bart and Maison and then just go to sleep in 
the other room.  But when you have a chance to wonder 
around by yourself, go to Bart's room, it's the one with 
white paper on the door telling you not to enter (enter 
and die), get the Iron Whip inside.  You could also go 
outside to level up a little, but it's not worth the time.  
The scenes with Bart contains some information that is 
quite helpful if you want to understand more about Bart 
and Bart's past.

During that night, you will wake up due to an attack by 
the Gebler forces, just save and exit the room.  First 
Bart will get into a battle with two Sword Knight, Bart 
has two red gears helping him, just use your best attack, 
don't bother with booster, the Sword Knight are easy, they 
should go down fast.  Don't worry about how the Red Gears 
are doing, this is the only battle they will be in.

The next battle is with Citan, he gets a green and white 
gear named Hemidal from the gear hanger, just attack and 
take out the Aegis Knight.  Use the same way like above 
with Bart, 30 fuel and level one should finish this Knight 
off in a few turns, don't bother with booster to conserve 
fuel. 

After a little more scenes, another battle takes place, 
Citan and Bart will have to fight two Wand Knights.  These 
two knights are harder compare with the other ones, their 
beam attack will do some serious damage to your gears, but 
since they have low HP, they shouldn't be much of a 
problem.  Just don't waste a lot of fuel for this fight, 
there is more up ahead, but turn on booster to speed up 
the fight, remember HP is more important since you can't 
heal your gears yet.

Then Fei gets mad at the Claw Knight for attacking 2 
little kids, so he fights him with Weltell.  This is an 
easy battle, and two level one Reppu should take him out.  
Fei now joins the battle along with Bart and Citan.  The 
last gear of the Gebler forces will arrive and a battle 
starts.

Boss #5: Schpariel
HP: 4649
Exp: 17890
Specialty: Pile Driver, "armor damage"
Treasure: Beam Coat

He is easy, but you have already wasted some of your HP 
and fuel on earlier fights with his knights, you might 
have to waste some time killing him.  But don't worry, 
Citan's new gear do huge amount of damage to Schpariel, 
just use whatever skill you got right now and you'll win 
after a few rounds, remember to turn on booster to speed 
things up.  The Beam Coat he left behind is quite useful, 
so equip it once you have won.  Don't worry much about 
Pile Driver too much, just use Inner Healing to heal your 
armor when they drop under 50%.  Follow the basic 30 fuel, 
best level 1 skill to get a easy battle and a few level 
ups.

Once the battle is over, Bart will ask Fei and Citan to go 
on a raid on Bledavik to save Bart's cousin Margie.  Once 
the scene is over, you will now control the Yggdrasil, 
head for Bledavik, it's to the south of you.  If you got 
some time to burn, you can go around in your gears to 
battle, so you can get some easy experience and money.

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                    Bledavik
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Treasure: H&S Badge

Monster: 
See above for Dazil (desert)
See above for Lahan (green land)

This is a fun town, whenever you walk around near the 
merchants; they will try to sell you stuff, buy it if you 
want, you could also sell your Eyeballs, Scales, and Fangs 
here, they offer the best price for now.  Now your money 
should be over 25000Gs, however I recommend you not to 
waste a lot of money, you are going to need it later.  The 
task here is to rescue Margie, so walk around and get some 
information.  There is an old lady near the town gate, she 
will talk to you when you enter, and you could then sleep 
in the Inn for 120Gs per person, but don't since there is 
no need.  Go to the Inn and talk to the owner if you want 
to rest, and answer she didn't tell her name to rest 
there.  There is a sister who is also here to rescue 
Margie, talk to her to get some instruction on where to go 
and what to do.  First go around, remember not to buy any 
equipments here, you get better ones very shortly, you 
should see a boy asking you for help to find his hiding 
friend, say yes to get in the game for a prize.  On your 
information collecting's way, go to the well in the corner 
of the town, and you will see a old man, he will tell you 
some information about the little hiding boy, now you can 
go find the boy.  

The kid is first hiding near the Inn, go past the market 
part and you will see a little path between two shops, go 
up and he should be hiding right there behind some walls.  
The second place he is hiding is near the north gate, 
rotate the camera to see him.  The third place he is 
hiding is at south of the Inn, near some barrows, by now 
you should get the key from him if you already talk to the 
old man near the water gate.  The fourth place he is 
hiding is near the restaurant; he is hiding next to the 
door, remember to rotate your camera angel to get a better 
view.  The last time he will be hiding near the north 
gate, go west and there should be a little crack at the 
end of the wall, just walk in and press X to talk to him.  
Note that you won't able to see him at all, talk to him 
and he will give up and hand you the H&S Badge. 

You can get some cheap things here by hangling with the 
merchants, whenever you walk by a merchant, and the 
merchant will try to sell you something.  You can stand 
there and after a few seconds, the merchant will lower his 
price, but after a few price decreases, the merchant will 
tell you to leave, they have to make a living after all.  
After you are done fooling around here, go to South 
Bledavik to the south.

The south Bledavik has some fun thing to do, the game tent 
isn't open yet so just walk around you could buy different 
cakes to increase or decrease your weight, you could also 
buy beer, learn fire breathing and find a fortune teller.  
None of them affect the outcome of the game, but play 
around if you want to.  But just go buy the mini gear and 
give it to the kid next to the shop, he will then tell you 
about the gold nugget in the restaurant, you don't have to 
buy the gear, but you just need to know where the gold 
nugget is located.  Then you should go further south and 
leave Bart behind for now.  Once you and Citan are in 
there, Citan will say something and tell you that you 
should just join the tournament, pick whatever name you 
want, it won't make any difference.  Now go back to South 
Bledavik to pick up Bart, then head for the Inn, the 
sister will let you rest and get ready for rescuing 
Margie.

You have to get the Key from the hiding boy and enter the 
tournament before the sister lets you rest.


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           Operation Rescue Margie/Palace
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Treasure:
Iron Mails (x4), 
Metal Vest, 
Wedding Dress, 
Cobra Cracka, 
Hob-Jerky (x2),
Hob_Meat, 
Gold Nugget, 
Survival Tent, 
Rosesol S, 
Aquasol S (x2)

Monster:
Aveh Guard, 242, Aquasol
Aveh Guard 2, 242, Aquasol

First Fei and Citan will leave for the tournament, just go 
there and the scene will switch back to Bart, take Bart to 
where the well is (the old man that told you about the 
key).  Now have him jump in and the scene will switch back 
to Fei for his first battle.

Boss#6: Gondalez
HP: 400
Exp: 500
Specialty: Can't take it anymore, counter attack on 
deathblow for 80 damage
Treasure: Survival Tent

He is easy, you can waste turns to help Bart, but it 
doesn't really matter.  Just hit him with your triangle 
attack, then cancel it, waits until your 28ap bar fills up 
and let him have it.  During this fight don't do any 
deathblows unless you are sure that one is going to kill 
him, every time you attack with a deathblow, he counter 
attacks for 80 or so damage.  That's his special attack, 
"I can't take it anymore", he only use it when hit by a 
deathblow, so just charge your AP bar to full and kill him 
off with one hit.

After the fight, the scene will switch back to Bart, just 
go against the current and you should get by at least half 
way before Fei have to fight again.

The second fight is against Big Joe, this is actually 
quite fun and this is very easy to waste time.  

*Note, the longer the fights lasts, the lesser guards will 
be at the castle.  So defend and waste time, overall, it 
makes little to no differences.

Boss#7: Big Joe
HP: 912 
Exp: 1
Specialty: Big Joe's Fan Support, heal for 160, Big Joe's 
Fans Attack, people throw things at you for 100 up damage.
Treasure: Metal Vest

Big Joe have some rather sad attacks, he can only deal 2 
damage at most, but however, he does have 800 HP and the 
crowd heals him quite often.  Also the crowd will 
sometimes hit you for 100 damage by throwing cans and 
bottles at you.  Just remember not to attack often, just 
charge your AP to full, and then just defend.  Big Joe 
can't hurt you with his attacks, and the crowd won't 
attack unless you attack Big Joe.  You could waste at 
least 50 turns before killing Big Joe.  Keep in mind that 
Big Joe has 800 HP, so a 28ap combo is not going to finish 
him, just use your best deathblow 2 times than you attack 
with your charged combos.  Remember to equip the Metal 
Vest that Big Joe leaves behind after the fight on Fei, 
unless you already got the Iron Mails with Bart.


Bart should able to get to the floodgate at least before 
your next fight, pick up the treasures on the way, if you 
got the hint on the gold nugget, you can get that, too.  


Fei will then fight against Scud, Scud will use pills to 
power himself up, or weaken you.  Don't worry much about 
it, poison can make your battle hard, but just charge your 
AP, and use your best combo, don't stall or anything, you 
will be wasting your EP for healing, and also waste items 
to cure the poison.

Boss#8: Scud
HP: 350
Exp: 500
Specialty: Pills having different effect, from poison, 
agility, attack up, recover 200 HP, etc.
Treasure: Samson's Hair

Just charge your AP and then attack.  He is easy, but 
remember to heal yourself if you are poisoned, and cure 
when you are below 100 HP.  A 20 or so AP bar is enough to 
knock Scud down, don't wasting too much time on this 
fight.


Bart then should cross the floodgate and into the castle 
by now, don't forget to save before going in. 

The castle has a lot of guards around, I recommend you to 
learn some of Bart's deathblows in here, the guards are 
easy since they have only 90 or so HP, and they can barely 
deal any damage to Bart anyway.  I recommend you to go to 
every single room, some are useless but they have people 
you can talk to, and some contains treasure, especially 
the room in the second floor balcony with the Cobra 
Cracka.  On the first floor, they is a room with a guy 
writing, don't talk to him, but instead go near the door 
and there will be four armor, press X to get the four Iron 
Mails, equip them and leave.  The one of the room on the 
second floor has a Cobra Cracka, this is a must get, so 
look around if you haven't gotten it yet.  Another room 
that look like a kitchen has some Hob-jerky and Hob-meat, 
they are hanging from the ceiling, don't forget them, you 
get them by jumping up.  That is about all you can do 
here, keep going until you are in a big room with a big 
bed, look around and you'll find the camera, look in the 
east tower and find Margie with her back turned.  Leave 
and head east, you will find Margie there after passing 
some stairs.  There is another room with a Rosesol, it's 
somewhere in the first or second floor, it's not that 
important and I just forgot where it is.  Sorry about 
that.

Scene Switch is happening during Bart running around in 
the castle, the time is quite random, so I can't really 
say anything about it.

Fei will then get into two meaningless fights, one is with 
Dan, just defend at all times, Inner Healing when HP get 
below 100.  Dan will use attacks named after the people of 
Lahan, he will do attacks like, "this is for my sister", 
then "this is for all of Lahan", after awhile, he will use 
his best attack, "You Scum", that will deal around 90 
damage.  After all that, he will leave and give you 
Alice's Wedding Dress, amazingly men can equip the Wedding 
Dress (it is best not to think what will they look like in 
a Wedding Dress, it's really sick).

Boss #9: Dan
HP: 450
Exp: 500
Specialty: You Scum, fireball attack for 90 damage.
Treasure: Wedding Dress

When you fight Dan at the tournament, never ever hit him.  
All you have to do is defense, and maybe Inner Healing 
sometimes.  After a few rounds, Dan will do his You Scum 
(Ryu Fireball) attack, it deals around 90 or so damage.  
Just heal and in 1 or 2 rounds, Dan will say something and 
then he will give you Alice's Wedding Dress and leave.  
Remember to equip the Iron Mails after the battle.

The next fight is against Wiseman.

Boss#10: Wiseman
HP: 9999
Exp: 0
Specialty: none
Treasure: none

You can't win this battle, don't even try, you will always 
miss, the only way to get a hit on Wiseman is to charge 
your ap to around 20, then do your combo, hopefully one of 
them will connect.  And here is a nice fun tip for you, 
Wiseman is really Fei's dad, how can a son beat up his old 
man.

Wiseman just stands there while Fei tries again and again 
to hit him (it's rather sad when you think about it).  
After around 5 turns, Wiseman will say some things and he 
will leave.  Fei is now the Champion, and he gets booed 
and cheered by the angry crowd, at least the crowd didn't 
throw anything at him this time.

The Scene then switches to Bart for the final time, and 
won't switch back to Fei anymore after the battle with 
Wiseman.

Bart will meet up with Margie, they are about the leave 
the room and Margie will pick up her stuff animal or doll. 
When you get outside, Ramsus and Miang will come out and 
fight against Bart and Margie.  

Boss#11: Ramsus & Miang
HP: 400
Exp: 0
Specialty: Mirror Stance, Heal 40, Remove status
Treasure: none

Ramsus and Miang, you will see their faces again and again 
and again.  I counted, you have to fight Ramsus total of 7 
times, and Miang 5 times, they gets stronger every single 
time.  This is the first time, Ramsus' regular attack do 
around 50 or so damage to Bart, and Miang just stand there 
and heal him.  And the bad thing is you can't attack 
Miang.  Remember to equip Bart's Cobra Cracka, it poisons 
Ramsus, and Miang will have to waste her turn removing 
that.  After awhile, Ramsus will do Mirror Stance, and if 
he is in the stance and you attack him, he will counter 
attack for 170 plus damage, so don't attack him.  And if 
he is in the stance attack him with your Heaven Cent, but 
Miang keeps healing him, you just have to wait until 
Ramsus attack you again.  You can just charge you're AP 
and kill Ramsus in one shot when he gets out the stance, 
don't charge when he in the stance, he still counters.  
When Ramsus is in the stance, all hits from you will miss 
other than ether attacks, so just defend when Ramsus is in 
his stance.

Cobra Cracka is great since Miang will have to waste her 
turns removing the poison rather then healing.  Margie is 
similar, she can heal up to 40, but mostly she misses her 
heal or heals only 20, meaning don't rely on Margie to 
heal, use a Aquasol when you need it.  Just charge your AP 
bar and a 20 plus bar can knock off Ramsus.  

Boss#12: Ramsus & Miang
HP: 800
Exp: 0
Specialty: Mirror Stance, Heal 100, Remove Status
Treasure: none

Same thing all over again, except this time Fei is there 
fighting along side Bart, Ramsus have now 800 HP instead 
of his 400, Miang can heal for 100 now, but overall, this 
is much easier since now it is 2 against 1.  Charge your 
AP bar like last fight, around 40 AP should kill off 
Ramsus.  The party will then flee and meet Elly on the 
way, Elly helps everyone escape and you will be back in 
the Yggdrasil.  Cobra Crack is still useful here, since 
the posion will force Miang to waste her turns again.

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                    Nisan
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Treasure: 
Ether Veiler

Monster:
See above for Lahan grassland

The way to the bridge is blocked by the stuff animal 
Margie brought along, go talk to Margie and she will tell 
you that the stuff animal is really Chu-Chu, a living 
breathing animal.  Chu-Chu will then enter the room and 
tell Fei that she loves him, if you got the Spider in 
Lahan Mountain, you can trade her for a Ether Veiler.  
Then go to the bridge, Siguard will tell you where to go, 
follow his instructions and you will be at Nisan.  Enter 
Nisan and take Margie to the church and Margie will then 
show you some art stuff upstairs of Sophia, Sophia is the 
founder of the Nisan sect.  Fei will than have a brief 
scene of the looks of Sophia, and how she looks just like 
Elly.  After the scenes, you can follow Margie around for 
different scenes, after the long scenes go back to the 
town and Maison will tell you to go to the inside one of 
the house.  Do so and Siguard will tell Bart it is time to 
strike and retake Aveh, everyone will listen and form a 
strategy.  Afterwards save the game then tell Siguard you 
are ready.  Before you leave, check your money, you should 
have around 28000Gs by now.  If not sell off your extra 
things like the Gold Nuggets and Elly's Pilot Uniform, go 
to the store and buy a Life Stone and a Holy Pendent, if 
you have enough money left over buy a Magnetic Coat for 
your gear if you want.  The Holy Pendent is only found 
here in Nisan, but however it won't be here later when you 
get your flying Yggdrasil, so you can either get it now, 
or you can't get it at all later on, that also go for 
Ether Doubler.  If you are short on money, just go outside 
and fight for some money in your gears.

The Holy Pendent is a good piece of equipment, later Billy 
will come with one, and unless you buy another here, you 
can only get one in the entire game.  The Life Stone 
however, can be retained later on in Battling in Kislev, 
but the heavy price of 50,000 BP isn't cheap, and it will 
take you a long time to get it.  Ether Doubler is found on 
Disk 2 in treasure chest, and that is the only one unless 
you buy more here.

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                Kislev Mountains
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Treasure: 
Magnetic Coat, 
Gold Nugget, 
Extra Ar+2, 
Rosesol S

Monster:
Edelweiss, 880, Fang
Medusoid, 689
May Fly, 1410, Extra Ar+1
Nomad Repair Bot, 420

Fei will then be all by himself now, keep going up, ignore 
the red gears, stop by to get the treasure on the way, the 
Magnetic Coat is a must get, cause later it can't be found 
anywhere.  Get all the treasures here, since this is your 
only chance to stay here.  The cave is to the Northwest, 
go inside the cave and just climb up, eventually you will 
be at a Fix Bot, refuel, shop and upgrade, save to get 
ready for a serious of fights.  A new gear engine, new 
gear frame is pretty useful if you can afford them, I hope 
you do, otherwise your futures will be tough.  I would 
recommend you to level up to level 30, since the fights 
are easy and the enemies can't really deal any damage to 
you, most enemies give out around 1500 experience per 
fight, so fight and level up before you go on.  Before you 
exit the cave, equip a Beam Coat to make your life easier 
in next few fights.

First you fight two Wand Knights, these gun people are 
taking you on again, they are very easy but they are only 
here to waste your fuel and HP for upcoming battles.  
Forget about booster, just use two 10 fuel and two level 
one attacks to finish these to off, their Beam Attack can 
deal around 300 damage, but you got a Beam Coat to reduce 
half of the damage.

Next you take on a Sword Knight, Claw Knight, and an Aegis 
Knight, they are also easy but they are making your next 
battle very tough.  Turn on booster and kill off the Sword 
Knight first, it is the purple one, it deals the most 
damage, one 30 fuel and a level one attack should finish 
him, if not, add in another 30 fuel attack.  Then take out 
the Claw Knight with the same method, save the Aegis 
Knight for last since it don't attack that much, all it do 
is reduce your armor.

After you kill off the Gebler forces, you will fight a 
crazy Elly, she is using drives and she is serious about 
killing Fei.  Vierge has some powerful attacks, but since 
it don't use booster and has below average defense, the 
battle shouldn't be too hard.  Turn on booster and use 
your 30 fuel and level skills to finish off Vierge, the 
battle pauses from time to time for scenes about Elly's 
past.  

Boss#13: Vierge (Elly)
HP: 2400
Exp: 11406
Specialty: Aerods, Ether attack
Treasure: none

You have fight Elly this time, because Elly is nuts on 
drives.  Her Areods do 400 damage, but don't worry, hang 
in there and you will win, just do your 30 fuel attack and 
level one skill, you probably took a beating from the 
previous battles, but don't worry, Elly is weak and the 
fight stops from time to time for scenes.  The scenes will 
be more clear to you later on, near the end of disk one.  
Booster is a must, this will be Weltell's last fight, you 
will able to heal Weltell after this fight.

After you win, you will then be back in the cave where the 
Fix Bot is at, refuel and climb up until you reach a 
bright yellow spot, walk up to it and press X, the scene 
will shift to Bart and Citan.  There will be a scene now 
on Bart and Siguard.

Bart and Siguard will try to retake Aveh Castle, but 
Shahken is ready for them, so they were ambushed by the 
guards there.  But Maison rescued them using the Land 
Crab, and they returned to Yggdrasil, eventually.

Then Yggdrasil is attacked by the Gebler forces lead by 
Ramsus, and Ramsus is beating the hell out of the Sand 
Cruiser.  Ramsus seems to know Citan and Siguard, you will 
know about them and their past later on.

The scene will then eventually come back to Fei, Fei jumps 
down to attack, you get to control him when he lands.  Now 
just keep going straight.  You have to dodge the mines (-
15HP) and cannons from the ships (-1HP).  After crossing 
two screens you will take on the famous Kefeinzel Gun.

Boss#14: Kefeinzel Gun
HP: 1800
Exp: 700
Specialty: Firing Kefeinzel Gun, 400 damage
Treasure: Gold Nugget

Kefeninzel Gun is probably the easiest boss in the game 
(also probably the stupidest, it takes 7 turns to fire, 
and during the turns it does some funny things, like clear 
the dock, readying Kefeinzel Gun, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and 
finally fire).   Don't turn on booster, just ignore the 
little guns and attack with your 30 fuel and Reppu on the 
big gun.  You should able to finish him before the count 
goes to 0, even if it did fire, don't worry, it only deals 
around 400 damage anyway.  I waited for the Gun to fire, I 
was expecting 1000 plus damage, but I got totally 
disappointed at the cheap yet really famous Cannon.  If 
you don't feel safe enough about taking the 400 damage, 
turn on booster and that should ensure an easy victory.

You have now knocked out the all famous Kefeninzel Gun, 
but there is more, now you have to fight Dora after a lot 
of scenes with Dora coming out of the beaten fleet.

Boss#14: Dora
HP: 3000 
Exp: 13393
Specialty: "I kill you", counter attack, for 300 damage 
with every soldier in his claw.
Treasure: Extra Ar+3

Dora is much harder compared to Kefeninzel Gun, and those 
of you who are low on fuel and HP will have a lot of 
trouble with him.  Dora have a head gear, and when it is 
on, the two red gears can't deal any damage to it, just 
keep attack with your 10 fuel first, after about 8 hits, 
the head gear will blow and the red gears can now deal 
damage.  Fei should turn on booster now and keep attack 
Dora, also Dora's attack is quite weak if you have Beam 
Coat equipped.  Don't attack Dora when it has soldiers in 
it's claws, it can counter for big damage and you can't 
heal your gears yet.  The two red gears will help you 
abosrb some damage and deal some decent damage, just 
remember to use their 30 fuel attack, rather than 20 or 10 
fuels.

After Dora goes down, Grahf will come and give him power, 
you will see Grahf's speech about do you want the power 
for almost every human boss you fight from now on, it gets 
really annoying.  Dora will then kill the two red gears 
and Fei goes nuts again like he did in Lahan, destroying 
everything near him.  A bright flash blinds the screen and 
the scene switches.

The scene is now at Bart, Yggdrasil is under attack by 
Ramsus, Bart surface the ship and is confronted by a red 
gear.  Ramsus gets really mad at the red gear for some 
reasons and attacks it, but he failed pitifully, got 
killed in a single hit.  The red gear then turn to Bart, 
(the red gear is really Weltell, the pilot is Fei) Bart is 
facing the impossible task of taking her on. 

Boss#15: Id (red Weltell)
HP: 99999
Exp: 0
Specialty: "Kishin X", 19998 damage 
Treasure: none

You can't win this fight no matter what, because the red 
gear can kill you with its looks alone.  It has unlimted 
HP, it got Kishin X dealing 19998 damage to Bart, and it 
is really Xenogears (the strongest gear in the game, since 
the game name is Xenogears) in red.  You will get it at 
the end of the game in white color.  Don't bother trying, 
by the third turn, he will kill you.

You will have a chance to save after Id destroys the ship 
and as Citan flees to safety.  It's funny when Id says 
dropping a warship on me is cheating, take it back, and 
she throws Yggdrasil at Bart.  Everything seems lost now, 
let's continue on with the story.

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              Nortune D Block, Kislev
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Treasures: Dog Food

Fei will wake up in prison, talk about luck, one little 
snooze and he's in the slammer.  He just recover but he 
still have to go through some tough fights ahead, you will 
first be taken to the champ's room, after some talk with 
the champ Rico you will be taken outside for your fights.  
Rico is pretty cool, he is rude and strong, and he got 
some pretty rude things to say later (everything I look 
for in a game in is bad language).  

Remember that how you fight will actually have some impact 
in the future, the better you do the more freedom and 
privilege will be given to you, it's just a real life 
prison.  So fight well, you get a good treasure later if 
you win all the fights that you can.  Don't forget to save 
before you go mindlessly into battle with these people.  
They aren't weak, since they can seriously hurt you if 
they want to!

Your future rank depends on how times you win, each battle 
counts so get ready and start off on Leonardo.


Boss#16: Leonardo
HP: 500
Exp: 300
Specialty: none
Treasure: none

Your first fight is against Leonardo, he is quite easy, 
his 500 HP should go down in 4 turns with your Hoten.  Use 
your Inner Healing if your HP gets low, I doubt you will 
have to use Inner Healing this battle.

Boss#17: Heinrich
HP: 500
Exp: 300
Specialty: Power Bomb, 50 damage throw
Treasure: none

The second fight is against Heinrich, he is just like 
Leonardo, except he deal 25 damage instead of 20.  Don't 
waste too much time or effort on him, your Hoten should do 
well over 170 damage to him, so finish him off and get 
ready for the next fight.  Heal whenever you feel you need 
to, Heinrich's Power Bomb is quite rare, his regular 
attack shouldn't be a problem at all, so just finish him 
off fast.


Boss#18: Vargas
HP: 500
Exp: 300
Specialty: counter attack
Treasure: none

The third fight is with Vargas, he is easy as the Vargas 
in FF3 (one hit from Sabin killed Vargas in that game).  
So this fight is another easy one, first thing to remember 
that everytime you attack Vargas, he will counter attack 
depending on how you attacked him.  For example you use 
Raijin, he will counter for two hits, one weak and one 
strong.  If you hit him with a Hoten, then he will counter 
for four hits, three weak, and one strong.  So just attack 
once with your triangle and then cancel, charge your AP 
bar and let Vargas have it, he should die with a 20 AP 
combo, so don't waste to much time charging.  And before 
you do the combo, use Inner Healing until you have full 
HP, use all the EP you want right now, this is your only 
chance.  The next fight will take away all your EP, so 
don't bother saving them up.

Boss#19: Surzan
HP: 800
Exp: 500
Specialty: Sickle, lose half HP, or lose all EP
Treasure: Metal Jacket

The fourth fight is against Surzan, she will drain all of 
your EP at the start of the game, and then she will keep 
cutting your HP in half, or she attacks with her 2 damage 
slice.  Just keep your HP above 3, if it ever get that low 
use your Aquasol, don't worry about the next battle, but 
you should win this fight, if you don't you don't get the 
Metal Jacket and you lose the best rank you could get, 
rank s.  Surzan's attack is better in theory than in real 
life, since Fei should have at least 200 HP going into the 
fight, which means it will take Surzan a total of 9 turns 
to kill Fei adding the turn she needs to drain Fei's EP.  
That should leave you more than enough time to kill her.

Boss#20: Rico
HP: 9999
Exp: 0
Specialty: Steel Body, defense up, Steel Fist, attack up
Treasure: none

You can't win this fight, Rico will do Steel Fist and 
Steel Body and unleash a 1200 damage combo on you.  The 
bad thing is when Rico joins you, he deals lesser damage, 
I wonder why?

Fei will wake up again later in pain back at the D-block, 
just rest and save.  

Don't worry much, just walk around when you wake up the 
next day, talk to people, when you finish go to the bar at 
the end of the town.  When you get there, you will be 
greeted by Hammar, just talk to him, you don't get to make 
any choice about what you going to do, so after the long 
scenes, leave the bar, and head toward the exit.  A guard 
will stop you and tell you about the battling committee, 
go back to the bar and you will meet them.  After some 
more long boring scenes, go back to where you waked up, 
and Hammar will catch up with you.  Hammar will then talk 
about the new doctor, and guess who the new doctor is?  
It's Citan.   

After the talk, Citan will offer to remove your collar, 
the game forces you to keep it on, it doesn't matter what 
choice you make.  Hammar will then tell you more about the 
battling committee, and how to get rid of the collar, 
enter the battles. (There really isn't not much choice 
here, so just pick whatever.)  

Anyway, you can go up the roof and you will see a dog, 
talk to the dog, then talk to the guy further down, he 
will sell you some Dog Food, which you can give to the 
dog.  However, you can keep the Dog Food and not feed the 
dog if you want to.  This doesn't seem to have impact on 
the game.

Get some rest and you will be off to battles for the first 
time.  

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         Nortune C Block, Battling Committee
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The battling arena is right next to the D Block, get in 
and Rohoe will greet you and tell you about the battling 
and your gear.  Hammar is also there to sell gear stuff, 
but you can't buy anything from him yet.  You will tell 
her that you don't have a gear, but she will provide you 
with Weltell.

The first battle is against Ganador, you can't win this 
battle.  About a few seconds into the battle, Vargas will 
blow Weltell by overheating it, and you will black out.

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                   D Block
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You will wake up back in D Block, Citan will tell you what 
happen to your gear, and let you rest.  Fei goes back to 
sleep, and nothing happens.

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                   C Block
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Fei will wake up, you will enter the battles again, this 
time buy some new thing from Hammar, and equip the Extra 
Ar+3 you got from Dora, this won't really affect you do in 
battling, but it won't hurt you.  You could also practice 
in practice mode to help you get better, but I serious 
doubt that you will lost against any of the fights here, 
until you fight Rico much later on.


Tin Robo

He is quiet slow, his combo has long slow recoveries, take 
advantage of that, wait until he do a combo and rush in to 
knock him off his feet.  The prize money changes depending 
you will you did in the battle, if you win perfect, you 
get more money, if you win barely, you get lesser money.  
Don't worry if you lost the fight, you just have to fight 
that battle over again until you wins.

After you win against Tin Robo, go on ahead to the next 
fight.


Titan

He is just like Tin Robo, just beat him with your Ether 
Bullets.  Ether Bullets cause a lot of damage, and cpu 
almost never blocks them, just run around shot them, don't 
over heat yourself.  If you over heat yourself, you will 
start to lose HP, so just walk around to cool down.

This is the last battle for today, go back to D Block and 
rest.  You win then see a scene with Vargas and Leonardo, 
and guess who did it?  This is a pretty cool scene, 
however you will have to fight the monster later on.  I 
would say they deserve it for overheating your Weltell.

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                    D Block
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Rico will come see about the recent murders that has been 
going on in the sewer, he will tell you about it and you 
and Citan will join him to investigate.  Buy some 
equipment from Hammar, and remember to upgrade Rico's gear 
equipment from Hammar in C Block.  Equip a Speed Ring on 
Rico, he is quiet slow and hopefully that will make a 
difference in the battles ahead.

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                Underground Sewer
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Treasure:  
Cool Shades, 
Knight Helm, 
Bell Amulet, 
Ether Veiler, 
Sewer Map, 
Rosesol S, 
Aquasol S, 
Aquasol

Monsters:
Armor Wasp, 77, eyeball
Acid Frog, 120/150, Mentsol
Hob-gob, 90, Hob-jerky, hob-meat
Rotten Sod, 650, Zetasol
Moffet, 416, Aquasol, Aquasol S.
Batrat, 150, Aquasol, Fang


The creatures here is the sewer is the perfect place for 
leveling up, the boss here is very difficult, and you 
can't use your gears.  (If you are like me, who don't 
spend time leveling up until the end of the game, you 
should try to get some decent level up in here, or at 
least some new deathblows before moving ahead).  The boss 
in this dungeon is very hard, possible to be one of the 
hardest boss in the game.  Your Citan never really got a 
chance to level up, Rico just joined you, Fei is really 
your only good fighter right now.  But here are some 
important things, Citan is better than Fei right now, even 
though he is at lower level, his HP is a lot more higher 
than Fei, almost 100 more.  Don't worry much about Rico, 
this is the only place where you have to use him, just 
level him up a little, don't worry about the deathblow 
either, Rico's Firebomb heals the boss.  Citan learns a 
lot more faster than Fei, it only take a few fights for 
him to learn his deathblows, and since he is very fast, he 
will probably finish learning everything he right now in 
this dungeon.  Fei on the other hand is just you hardest 
hitter, equip him with Rico's Power Ring S to boost him 
attack even more, (Fei will be doing most of the damage 
right now.)

This dungeon is not that hard, there are a lot of items, 
so look around and explore a little, you get a map early 
and you will know where you are going.  Fight in this 
dungeon, don't run away unless you are dieing, use Citan 
and Fei to heal, you need everyone to contribute to win 
against the boss.  Even the slow, near blind Rico who 
always miss, you should notice how Rico misses all his X 
attack, and 60% of his S attacks, he is almost pitiful in 
character.  I never liked Rico, he is very slow, and he 
misses a lot, I rather use Bart or Elly, they even look 
better than Rico.  Rico is still important, he gets better 
later on, but I still don't use him that much.  

Anyway, you can just walk around the place, the sewer has 
three different separate maps, get to know the ways around 
the place.  The running pipes will deal you 3 damage if 
you run into the water, so jump over the pipe, the rotor 
will deal 5 damage to you so try to avoid getting hit in 
the sewer.  Redrum will appear here and there during every 
murder spot you see, but you can't fight him yet.  And 
whenever you see a piece of the floor and has mushy color, 
walk there for a scene, Rico will tell you something about 
the murder, none of it is really important.  When you are 
going through the sewer pick up the map first, its near 
Redrum where he is hiding after you first come down.  
There are treasures here and there, don't worry if you 
didn't get any of them.  None of the treasures are really 
important.  Rico will tell you about the sewer once you 
get in, and you will later see a green frog guy, he will 
tell you about the place and give you some hints.  He 
gives you the hint about the broken rat sweeper, follow 
the hint to the broken machine and check it, you will find 
the key.  Then go to the door to the north, Redrum is 
inside but you can't fight him yet.  After you get in, get 
the Bell Amulet, and the Ether Veiler further up the 
pipes.  Equip the Ether Veiler if you want.  Then Citan 
will have the idea of getting the monster to come to you, 
as he explains about how murders always come back to the 
scene of the crime.  Then you have to find a pipe with 
slime all over it, but there isn't a murder near that 
place.  It is to the north-east of the place, go there and 
ring the bell next to the pipe.  Redrum comes out and 
fight you.  Remember to heal before going to the pipe, 
Redrum isn't some pushover and you will need all the HP 
you can get.

Boss#21: Redrum (Murder backward)
HP: 4242
Exp: 52425
Specialty: Murder, kill one character and drain max HP, 
Blood Rain, fire attack on all, heal Redrum for 100 HP, 
Gel, confuse and poison two of your character.
Treasure: none

Redrum is possible to be the hardest boss in Disk one, his 
Murder attack kills one of your character and drain all of 
his max HP, his fire attack do around 30-100 damage to all 
of your character and heal him for 100.  And for Rico your 
best deathblow is probably Fire Bomb, but it heals him, so 
you can only do your weaker deathblows on him.  Before 
this fight, level up to 33 at least, higher the better, 
and equip your best things on Fei, Fei will be doing most 
of the damage in this fight.  When the fight start, cast 
Citan's Renki, then next turn cast Suiikei, that way it 
protects you against Redrum's Bloody Rain, then just 
charge your ap, and unleash it all, hopefully you can kill 
Redrum before Murder and Bloody Rain heals him.  And also 
remember to buy a lot Zetosol back in D Block from Hammar, 
and revive who ever gets murdered.  Don't charge your ap 
for Rico he is too slow to charge, just have him attack 
with his best deathblow, other than Fire Bomb.  Have Citan 
cast Renki and use that to heal faster, but if you think 
you can do without it and just use both Citan and Fei to 
heal, go right ahead, but just remember to revive anyone 
who dies.  This is a hard fight, it might take you a few 
tries, so don't forget to save ahead of time.

After the long hard battle, Rico will then leave your 
team.  So before the battle begins, and check his gear 
equipments.  There is only one more chance in the future 
before another boss battle.  Don't take Rico's Frame HP50, 
he is going to need it, if you could, give Rico a Beam 
Coat, but if you only got one than keep it on your Weltell 
instead.  

Rico is hurt from battle, but he ignores Fei and leaves 
the sewer.  Citan gave Redrum some kind of burial and then 
he and Fei both leave the sewer.   

Go outside and rest.  Get ready to battle against Rico 
soon in the Battle Arena.

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                      C Block
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After you wake up, head for the Battle Arena.  

Hatamoto

Hatamoto will be your next battle, and he isn't too hard.  
Just run around shoot your Ether Bullets until he dies.  
If he do his combo, block and counter against him.  

Firewheel

Firewheel is similar to Hatamoto, it got just a better 
speed.  Just run up do a combo, cancel and do the combo 
again.  Or you can just use your Ether Bullets to finish 
him off, none of these fights are hard.  

Silver Star

Sliver Star is the third and last battle you will have to 
fight, he is very defensive so use your Ether Bullets to 
take him out, even if he blocks he still takes a bit of 
damage.  If you know how to do it, use the combo cancel 
combo cancel repeat to win.

After you finish with the battles, go back to D Block to 
rest up for tomorrow.

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                     D Block
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You just rest and wait for the battle against Rico 
tomorrow.  You are almost done here in the slammer here.  
Just catch some shut eyes for now.

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                     C Block
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After you wakes up, head for C Block and battle the champ.

Stier (Rico)

Stier is the hardest gear to beat, he didn't give me that 
much trouble, but he can really kill.  Stier is very 
strong, have a beyond evil combo and can easily kill you.  
I just run up do 2 hits from my combo, cancel and do the 
combo again.  Stier blocked most of my hits, but he ended 
up getting cheesed.  I would suggest to those who find the 
battle hard to practice a bit, or learn how to do the 
combo cancel repeat to win.

If you win (which you must if you plan to beating the 
game), you will see long boring scenes with a lot of 
people.  Your collar will be removed, now you can roam 
around freely in Kislev.  Kasier Sigmund wants to see you, 
but first you will get your own champ room.  Rico is no 
where to be found, so Fei gets his room.  

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                     A Block
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Treasure: Insulated AR, Power Magic, Knight Mail, Momento 
Ring

A Block is the pink building in the middle of the town 
map.  Now you can wonder around the whole city, go the B 
Block if you want, there isn't much there.  When you leave 
the Inn, a lady will tell you that Hammar is waiting for 
you at the Wild Cats Bar.  Go to B Block, right next the 
Bar is Big Joe, he will tell you to give him 5000Gs to see 
something.  (it's a giant rip off!!!) Give him the money 
and he will run away.  Come back later after getting Elly, 
Big Joe will give you the M Disk for the 5000Gs you have 
paid in advance.

Anyways, go to A Block, the guards will let you in.  Rico 
is right behind you after you go in.  First go to the 
right hand side.  There is a guy with his puppy, and a 
door next to him.  Go inside the door and you will see a 
lot of chicken running around, the door down the hall 
contains the Insulated Ar.  Go all the way down in that 
room, rotate the camera angel and you will see another 
treasure box.  Go back near the door and there is a switch 
next to a guy, the switch operates the crane.  Turn on the 
switch and move the crane right and left, avoid contact 
until the wall blocking your treasure box.  Use the crane 
as a stepping stone and get your Power Magic that's 
blocked away by the boxes.  If you mess up the crane, just 
exit the room and enter again.  The guy will reset the 
crane only after you have left the room.

After all that exploring, go back and enter the elevator, 
it will take you up to Kaiser Sigmund.  The Kaiser's room 
is to the left and when you get in, the scene will switch 
to Rico.  Rico fall down the vent, he have to run away.  
He went in to the Kaiser's bedroom, and there will be some 
scene about Rico's past as he enters.  You will regain 
control after the scenes, go to the mirror and check for a 
Momento Ring.  And when you try to exit Fei and Citan will 
enter the room. The three of you will then exit the room, 
but Rico gets taken away by guards.  During the 
conversation you will know that Rico is really the 
Kaiser's son or have similar DNA which happens around once 
in every pair of 200,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 people, 
in another word, yes, Rico is the Kaiser's son.  

Someone emailed me about a mini game in the Kaiser's room, 
involving the piano or the pipe thing, or something about 
the clock, I haven't check it yet, if you are near that 
part of the game, check it out to find out what it might 
be about.  You are suppose to get prizes from playing the 
mini game, I have no idea on what you can get or anything 
about it for that matter.

Fei will then leave A Block, go to B Block and you will 
meet Hammar, he will tell you about Weltell and Rico.  
Then go back to D Block, two battlers and an amazon will 
talk to you about rescuing Rico.  One of them will give 
2000Gs when he leaves your room.  Hammar will tell you 
about the supply train and how to get back your Weltell.  
You will try to escape later that night.

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                 Gear Dock Raid
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Treasure: 
Mini Gear,
Evasion Ring, 
Aquasol S, 
Aquasol, 
Frame HP30, 
Key, 
Survial Tent, 
100Gs

Monsters:
Swordman, 140, Rosesol, Aquasol
Mechanic, 333
Hob-Gob, see above
Batrat, see above

Fei and Citan will get some rest, save and exit the 
building.  Go up the stairs near where you go down the 
sewer, head back toward the Inn and go up the watchtower.  
Wait for the train to arrive and jump as you see the 
train.  If you mess up, then you have to start all over 
again from when you first woke up back in the Inn.

The train gets detaches soon after Fei and Citan gets on.  
Jump forward to get to the next part of the train.  That 
part get detached too, jump forward again to safety.  The 
train finally arrives at the Gear Dock, the party jumps 
off and get into the Dock.  This might seem too good to be 
true, any one who jumped off a running train will have to 
suffer some kind of injury, but both Citan and Fei don't 
even have a scratch.

When you get into the dungeon you are really actually near 
the end, except the door is locked and you have to look 
for the key.  

This room has two doors and an air duct, but both doors 
are locked so use the air duct.  Climb up and wonder 
around.  Go up and follow the passage, ignore the first 
intersection, but at the second one, head south and go 
into that air duct.  

The room is similar to the first room you where in, but 
there is a long gap between the boxes.  Jump over the gap 
and go inside that air duct.  You will be back in the 
passage again, and some intersection leads to holes on the 
ground where you can see below.  One of the holes let you 
see Weltell getting transferred to another dock, the other 
holes doesn't show you much of anything.  

Follow the passage and you will be at a door, when you try 
to enter a scene will trigger with some guards.  After the 
scene the guards will leave and you can enter the room.  
The guard left the key in the cabinet.  You should know 
what to do, get the key and Citan will tell you to get the 
Frame HP30 that is also in the cabinet.  Now you can heal 
your gears using that gear part.  

*Note, Frame HP30 is possibly the best Frame HP you can 
get.  Frame HP 90 and Frame HP70 is just a waste of fuel, 
Frame HP50 is okay, but Frame HP30 is more than enough.  
Frame HP10 is useless, it only heal for a few hundred 
right now for you, so it's useless.  Also when you still 
got Rico back in the sewer, you can check out his gear and 
take off the Frame HP50 he got equipped for his Stier, but 
I suggest you leave it on him and if you got a extra Beam 
Coat, put it on his gear, too.

Go on ahead to the next room, this room will have two 
chairs.  Check between the chairs for a Mini Gear, and you 
now have to fight 4 Sword Guards for the Mini Gear.  They 
are just regular enemies, and a few deathblows can finish 
them off.  You don't have to fight them, but the fight 
reward you with the Evasion Ring so be sure to fight here.  
Before the fight, one guard will come back to get his Mini 
Gear, and he will say a bunch of funny words about his 
Mini Gear.  It's really funny so don't forget to read it.  
That part is quite long, but it is one of the funniest 
things I've ever heard.

The next room has a bunch of panels, check them, and one 
of them will give you 100Gs.  Keep going once you got the 
money.

And now you should be in a hallway, the two rooms down the 
hall are the two you already visited.  Save if you want, 
you get another chance later.  Go down the stairs and pick 
up the Survival Tent next to the stairs at the end.  Go 
down and you will be in a roomful of gears.  Go to the 
middle part where a few gears are just standing, push the 
panel next to it to get Weltell.  There are three 
different panels, sometimes it takes awhile for Weltell to 
appear.  Get in Weltell and go to the green bot in the 
corner, refuel and upgrade if you want to, but I suggest 
you do.  Save and go to the other side of the panels, step 
into any of the elevator type things and you will transfer 
out of there.  Don't forget to equip a Beam Coat, you will 
need it.  Also equip your Frame HP30 for future battles, 
keep this Frame HP on Weltell.

The scene switch to Rico, he is battling against a gear 
sized Rankar R, with his bare fist.  Weltell come to his 
rescue.  

Boss#22: Rankar Dragon R
HP: 800
Exp: 946
Specialty: Tail Sweep, Slow
Treasure: Scale

Just use 30 fuel and level one attack, you win after 2 
turns, but remember not to use booster, you just waste 
fuel and time.  The Rankar is just like before, he dies 
and the Gelbers attacks Kislev.

Fei will get into some easy battles with some old friends.

Aegis Knight R will be your first battle, and he is easy 
as before.  He got the same old moves, the same weird 
looking gear, and you should scrap him in a few turns.

The second battle is against Sword Knight R, kill him fast 
because he deals a lot of damage and you don't want to use 
your Frame HP just yet.  Turn on booster to speed things 
up, 30 fuel and level attack should kill him in a few 
turns.

Then you fight Claw Knight R, and he is just like before, 
again.  This time he got a new attack that deals around 
300 damage, but you should again scrap him before he can 
abuse it.  He leaves behind a Beam Coat, equip it later 
when you have the chance, unless you already have it for 
both Weltell and Stier.

Now Rico joins the battle against two Wand Knight R, their 
Beam attack deals some good damage.  It would be a hard 
fight alone, but Rico is also in the battle, now you find 
out even though Rico is rather sad in character, however 
his gear is really strong.  His 30 fuel attacks deals 3 
times more damage than Fei. 

Anyway, after 4 long easy pointless battles, you now fight 
Elly again.  Correction here, since there is now 5 long 
pointless battles.

She just stands there and talks with you.  Long scenes 
during this no hitting friendly battle.

After the battle with Elly you will be given a chance to 
save.  Do so and equip the Beam Coat unless you already 
have one equipped for both Weltell and Stier.

Get ready to take on Dominia, like Ramsus you will see her 
a lot from now on.  Even though she got a women's name, 
she acts a bit like a man, she also looks like a man.

Boss#23: Hecht (Dominia)
HP: 7500
Exp: 48106
Specialty: Areods, counter on attack, Super Areods, 2000 
damage beam attack
Treasure: HP Drive

This can be hard, but remember to equip Rico and Weltell 
with your Beam Coats, and just turn on booster and use 
your best level one skill, and if she throws out a Super 
Areods, just ignore it and stay with Dominia, Super Areods 
only do around 2000 damage anyway.  This is should only 
take around 12 turns, if longer, you are going to run out 
of fuel.  You won't even need to heal unless you took a 
beating from the battles before.  Weltell is weak against 
Hecht, but Stier deals some really high damages to it.  
Rico's level 1 skill can deal around 1500 damage.  Hecht 
should be toasted in a few turns with boosters on.

*Note, always use the Drives when you get it.  There is no 
point in saving them up, and you can always buy them later 
from Big Joe if you want to keep it for fun.  Don't use 
any Drives on Elly, since she later leaves you.  (Yep, she 
leaves everyone and she shots Fei, but she will come back 
later, but the game ends at the same time.)

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                 Secret Weapon Factory
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Treasures:
 M-Disc (make sure you get this, or else you have to win 
it at the very end and it's very time consuming), 
02 Cylinder, 
Extra Ar+3,
Ground, 
Gold Nugget


Monster:

Grassland
Pecking Duck, 200
Rhino, 550, Eyeball
Rain Frog, 80/150, Aquasol, Aquasol S


Forest
Forest Elf, 180
Dwarf, 450


Factory
HarkebusMk10, 400/550
NeoMushaMk10, 360
Hatamoto MK3, 640/800, Mica
Mechanic, see above at Gear Dock Raid
Shinboi, 960




Everyone will be in B Block after the long scenes are 
over.  Hammar will be there and tell you some useless 
info.  

When you leave B Block Rico will join you, he beat up some 
guards and now you leave B Block together.  

When you are at the city map, you will see that some parts 
of the town are blocked by guards, and you will see Big 
Joe near B Block entrance.  Talk to him and he will tell 
you that he is sorry to take your money and give you the 
hint about where to get a secret item.  Go back into B 
Block, head where he took your money (near the Wild Cat 
Bar).  In that ally where he told you to look, go all the 
way off screen and press X, you will get the M Disk.  Get 
it now, or it won't be there.  This is the only way to get 
it, if you don't get it now, you have to battle for it 
later.  And I tell you the battles are hard and long, 
(took me almost 1 hour to get enough BPs to get the M 
Disk) so for 5000Gs it's well worth it. 

Now you can listen to the M Disk in the Wild Cat Bar.  The 
juke box is near the counter.  

First head toward the forest, and get out of your gears to 
get past the forest part.  The enemies in the forest part 
can actually wipe out your entire party unless you run 
away or you are at high levels.  The enemies in there 
deals a lot of damage but leaves very little experience 
and Gs.  Don't fight in the forest unless you have to, 
fight on the grassland instead, the fights are easy since 
you can use your gears.

When you first enter the factory, you will see Hammar.  He 
will let you buy stuff and change your party.  Take Rico 
along since he has a much stronger gear than Elly or 
Citan.  Purchase anything you want, but don't waste too 
much money.  

Then keep on going, in pick up the treasure on the way.  
The Gold Nugget is kind of hidden since you can't rotate 
your camera angle, it's in one of those pipe like things 
where the enemy gear can pop out.  There will be some 
enemies on the way, and once awhile you will encounter an 
enemy gear with 4 mechanics.  Kill off the gear and let 
the mechanics hit you.  Every once awhile they will heal 
your gear, you can just charge fuel while waiting.  If you 
get hit by them that no big deal, since they only deal 1 
damage only.  Save on the way if you want to.

The enemies aren't too hard, so don't waste too much time 
on them.  Keep going and than you will be at a sliding 
thing that takes you to another room.  The sliding thing 
on the other end is going the wrong direction so you have 
to get off the slide and punch some switches.  There is a 
treasure chest with an Extra Ar+3 at the back wall, you 
will have to get out off your gears to access it.  There 
are two switches, one of them drop a treasure down, I 
think the treasure is random (the first time I got a Mica, 
next time I got a Extra Ar+2, then I got a Gold Nugget, so 
I don't know what you going to get).  The other switch 
changes the direction of the slide.  Get on the slide and 
it will take you to another room.  Get the O2 Cylinder 
near the opposite wall and head for the boss fight.  Save 
if you want in the next room, but the boss isn't really 
that hard. 

The Goliath is open, right before you get in the boss 
comes out and you fight him.  

Boss#24: Fis-6
HP: 6800
Exp: 67284
Specialty: Shift Up, increase Fis-6's abilities
Treasure: Ground

This fight isn't that hard, just turn on booster, use 30 
fuel and level one skill to kill him, the fight shouldn't 
take too long, and don't forget to upgrade your gear when 
you see Hammar when the dungeon starts.  Fis-6 use Shift 
Up after taking certain amount of damage, just ignore the 
ability, and keep hitting him, he dies fast.  After awhile 
there will be mechanics out to repair Fis-6, ignore them 
and keep hitting Fis-6 since the mechanics won't heal that 
much, or you can take out the mechanics with a 10 fuel 
attacks each then focus on Fis-6, it's totally up to you.  
The fight is very easy for you if you turn on your booster 
early and bring Rico along.

After the fight you will all board the Goliath, it's a 
pretty big air plane. 

There will be some scenes with all your party members and 
you have to talk to everyone than talk to Citan to fly the 
plane.  As the plane lift off, you see Grahf.  A fight 
breaks out with Fei, Elly, Rico against Grahf without his 
gear.  

Your three ultra strong gears can't take Grahf without his 
gear.  Grahf is pretty strong, but he is destined to lose 
since he doesn't hit Elly, just turn on booster and hit 
him with 30 fuel attacks.  No matter how the battle ends, 
Goliath will just fly away, a funny scene where Hammar has 
to fire a machine gun at Grahf but Hammar is too scared.  
Some more boring scenes follows after that, just watch 
them if you want to.

Boom, Goliath gets blow up by Bart and his Bart Missiles 
(corny name).  Everyone except Fei and Elly is rescued!

Then the scene switch back to Fei and Elly are on a raft 
of some kind.  You will first control Elly and take her 
across the pit and near the little door.  Fei will pop out 
and a lot more scenes follows.

Fei will have some funny scenes where he tries to catch a 
fish.  Elly just sits there looking over Fei like a 
girlfriend (you should already know that they like each 
other by now).  There will be a very sweet scene where 
Elly shares some rations with Fei (so cute, so sweet, yet 
the ration tastes so bitter, this is funny.  I know that 
I'm a bit immature about this, but I can't help laughing 
myself crazy).

The scene will switch to Bart and the Yggdrasil, Bart just 
found out that the Goliath is actually controlled by Fei 
and Citan.  (He gets beat up by Rico for that, lol!!!)  He 
is mad at himself, after a few scenes, you will be able to 
control Bart, look around for Citan in the Gear Dock Shop.  
Citan will forgive Bart and tell Bart to say sorry to 
Rico.  Rico is at his gear at the other side of the room.  
Just go there and an automatic scene will trigger.  Rico 
is amazed that Bart can actually tune his gear, Rico 
thinks he and Fei is the only one, but now there is Bart.  
And then the scene will switch back to Fei and Elly.  They 
meet up with a big ship named Thames.

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                     Thames
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Treasure: 
Super Goggles, 
Permier Shoes, 
Long Dark Coat, 
Deathblower 1 (x2), 
Deathblower 2, 
Deathblower 3, 
Lunar Rod, 
SerpantG Whip, 
Mica

The Thames is a big wondering ship, they look for sunken 
treasures from deep under the ocean.  You should know that 
this ship contains some very valuable treasures just 
because of they dig up so treasures.  Many of them are 
found here and no where else!  

First you will be at the Port, and you can buy different 
things from merchants.  Buy the new equipment from the 
armor shop, new weapons are there also, buy them if you 
can afford them.  There will be a new kind of weapon, 
Ammos.  Don't buy them, you won't need it yet.  Buy it 
later on when you get Billy.  Buy other thing if you want 
to, get around 30 Zetasols.  You will need it in future 
battles (trust me on this, it will cost you a lot of 
money, but you will thank me when its saving your life).  

The gear shop is the at the supply entrance, upgrade 
everything, some tough battles ahead, really tough battles 
(I lost in one of those battles, and I am a really good 
Rpg player).  There are four treasure chests in plain 
view, but there is different ways to get it.  The Mica is 
on top of a crane thing that keeps on moving, go under it 
and jump.  Your head should bump the crane and the Mica 
chest will drop down, you got your first treasure.  The 
SerpantG Whip is at a fence, jump on top of a box next to 
it.  Use the box as a stepping stone, you will get the 
whip for Bart's gear.  The D circuit is near the steps, 
and you can get it by going inside the door near the 
crossing section.  The last one is the Lunar Rod, it is 
located across the gun, the big knife, and last get on top 
of the crane.  The Lunar Rod causes the enemy to sleep, so 
it is quite useful sometimes.  

The Long Dark Coat is another great item, one of the best 
in the game.  It add 10 to your attack and 10 to your 
defense, (you can actually make a difference with this 
equipped).  You can get this from Big Joe, Big Joe will 
challenge you to a mini-game very much like Speed, you win 
then you will get the Long Dark Coat.  If you lose, just 
play him again.  Big Joe is located on the Thames map, 
there are a few gears around the place, you should able to 
find him once you've looked around.

Funny thing, if you talk to all the gears there, one of 
them will eventually jump off the ship and kill himself.


*Easy Win for Card Game

The card game is actually important in this game, later it 
can get you many secret and useful items.  Like the Dolls 
for one, Deathblower items, and many more.

I won all the possible games, so I got a lot of good 
equipment!

I am not good in speed, my friends beat before I can drop 
half of my cards.  But it is very different in here, just 
hold run and keep pushing L1 and R1.  That's how I win, 
sometimes it might not work, but just try a few times.  
(Every character says something different when they win or 
lose.  Bart says Jerk when he lose, Citan says That's a 
good move there, that last one.  They are all funny, so 
try playing with different characters, and see what they 
have to say.)

The Long Dark Coat is gotten from Big Joe.  The Premier 
Shoes is gotten from a girl who stands in the corner at 
the place where everyone is eating, I think it's called 
the Dining Hall or something.  The Super Goggles is gotten 
from the boy standing in the corner in the Supply 
Entrance.  After you have beaten the girl and boy, you can 
go challenge the gangster like girl in the Armor Ground, 
and she will give you a Deathblower item each time you 
beat her.  Someone told me that you can get a GR20 from 
her if you beat her 3 times in a row without saving.  That 
hasn't been confirmed, and I wouldn't waste time checking 
it out.  Since you can buy it later, or get much more 
powerful GR50.

After you finished exploring the Thames, go to the screw 
elevator and go up to the bridge.  Talk to the Captain and 
he will lead you to a lot of scenes.

Then the Yggdrasil appeared next to Thames, Dominia and 
Kelvena are attacking them from underwater.  Fei and Elly 
get in their gears to come to the rescue, Bart joins them 
and the battle starts underwater.

Boss#25: Haishao
HP: 5000
Exp: 0
Specialty: Electric Arm, high damage electric attack
Treasure: none

This fight is hard, but since Haishao only have 5000 HP, 
try to kill her quickly.  Before the fight, equip anti-
electric parts for your gears, like Mica or Insulated Ar, 
it should make the battle easier for you.  This fight is 
like all the other boss fights, just do your 30 fuel and 
level one skills, and you should win.  After the fight, 
Dominia grabs Elly and then she leaves with Kelvena.

Now Elly is gone from your party, you will see scenes 
about what happens to her.  But Bart and Citan are back 
into your party.  Now go talk to the Captain again, he and 
Bart will start their Captain to Captain conversation.  
The captain will also talk a lot about the man of the sea, 
and it's really funny. 

Elly will then comes back, she seems a bit weird, but 
she's back.  Elly says she's tired and want some rest, and 
she goes back to the Yggdrasil.

Then some scenes will start and you will only be able to 
control Fei.  Siguard will ask Fei to go to Thames and get 
Bart back to the ship.  When you go up, Bart and Captain 
will be drunk and crazy.  After a few scenes go back to 
Yggdrail's engine room, it's located downstairs from 
Maison's item shop, just keep going from the wall with the 
two doors.  Elly is there, she is nuts again, and she 
badly damages the newly fixed ship engines.  Looks like 
you will be stuck on Yggdrail and Thames a bit while 
longer.  A lot more scene will follow, when you get 
control of Fei again, go to the doctor room and talk to 
Elly.  Then someone attack you, Ramsus and Miang are here 
again.

But first you will have to fight Dominia, she is in her 
own gear and is ready to break you in half.

Boss#26: Bladegash
HP: 3000
Exp: 22428
Specialty: Elemental Sword
Treasure: STR Drive

This is shouldn't be too hard, since she's here just to 
weaken you for the fight ahead, so don't waste too many 
fuel.  Bladegash is very fast, so don't play around, her 
elemental sword deals around 500 damage to one of your 
gear, so kill her fast.  Use 10 fuel attack and level one 
skills to kill her, it won't take that long, and booster 
is a must to keep up with her.  Bladegash will leave after 
it takes some damage, but Ramsus and Miang will try to 
finish you off.

Then Ramsus and Miang come down and get in a fight with 
your party.  You don't get a chance to save or heal.

Boss#27: Haishao
HP: 4500
Exp: 19500
Specialty: Electric Arm, Nereid Cyclone, Mirror Predict
Treasure: none

Ramsus is out to kill Fei, he almost kills him (very 
close).  Remember to equip anti-electric parts, and just 
do your 30 fuel and level one skill, you should win, this 
fight isn't that hard if you are prepared, Miang just 
stands there to cure Ramsus, you can't do anything about 
it, so just hit fast and hard.  Remember not to attack 
when Haishao is in Mirror Predict, he counters for huge 
amount of damage.  This can be a very difficult fight, but 
since Haishao's moves are electric based, equipping anti-
electric gear parts like Mica or Insulated Ar will give 
you the upper hand.  After the fighting, Ramsus is ready 
to finish Fei off once and for all, and he uses an 
Electric Arm to attack Fei.  Fei will suffer too much 
damage and he faints, Elly go nuts yet again, and fry 
Ramsus with Areods.  (This is one good reason not to mess 
with a girl's boyfriend, just look at Elly, she's crazy, 
lol.)

Fei is badly hurt and no one can cure him (this really 
make Zetasol seem useless, so are Aquasols).  The captain 
tells Elly about the best hospital in the world, the Ethos 
HQ, but only Ethos are allowed in the HQ.  Pick your team, 
and go to the supply ground in Thames and a scene will 
trigger.  Elly will rescue a little girl from some 
kidnappers, but the girl's father thinks Elly is trying to 
hurt his daughter, but everything eventually will get 
explained.  You will meet Billy, Jesse, and Primera.  
Billy is a priest in Ethos and he agrees to help out Fei.  
Jesse is an old friend of Citan and Siguard back in the 
Solaris days, and they will talk and a lot more scenes 
follow.  Primera is Jesse's daughter, and she won't say 
anything until much later on.

Now Fei won't be in the sick bay anymore, he is in the 
doctor's room in Yggdrasil, you visit him if you want to, 
he will stay in his coma.

Leave Yggdrasil and head for the Ethos HQ, it's marked on 
your map with a yellow spot.  I would level up a bit here 
if I were you, since you can automatically heal by just 
pushing square on the world map.  Another thing is the 
enemies here give out good experience and treasure.  Rapid 
Fire will usually leave behind 3 Resp Circuit, those are 
almost as good as Magentic Coat, and those also sells for 
some easy fast cash and you will get some decent 
experience along the way.  

If you haven't gotten the Ether Doubler, Life Stone, Holy 
Pendent back in Nisan, pick up some money right now and go 
buy them.  You will have to go a long way, but soon those 
great items will no longer be there.

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                Ethos Head Quarter
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Treasure: none

Monsters: 

Ocean
Griffon, 4000
Breaker, 500, Extra Ar+4
Death Scythe, 1250, Scales
Air Walk, 400
Rapid Fire, 270, Resp Circuit, Extra Ar+4


Grassland
Ripper, 1000
Planter, 300, Bizfruit
Lil'Allemange, 400, Eyeball
Wels, 200


Wasteland
Etone, 900, Ether Ar
Mammoth, 2500
Wels, see above


Once you arrived at the Ethos HQ, follow Billy through the 
place until you see Fei in the basement.  Elly will leave 
your party now to stay with Fei, and your two other 
characters will get to wonder around in the place.  Go 
upstairs and talk to everyone, don't worry, there aren't 
that many people.  Once you finish, go downstairs and Elly 
will rejoin you near some stairs.  Now go back down to 
where Fei is for another scene.  Fei will be fine now, he 
is still sleeping, you will just have to let him rest some 
more.

After that you will be back in Yggdrasil, now go to the 
yellow spot near Ethos HQ (where Billy lives).  Elly and 
friends wants to thank Billy, so be on your way.

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                    Kid's Town
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Treasure: 
Tag Badge, 
Book 1, 
Book 2, 
Book 3, 
Dirty Surprise (not exactly a treasure)

Monsters:

Ocean-see above

Grassland-see above

Wasteland-see above



Kid's Town is full of kids, so talk to all the kids.  One 
boy in the pen will ask you to get all chicken into the 
pen for him.  Just talk to the chicken and it will follow 
you, get all three chickens into the pen and he will give 
you the Tag Badge.  Then go into the house and you will 
meet Billy.  There will be some conversation and then you 
will able to go around freely, Billy will tell you about 
himself and his past, and you will agree to take him to 
the Reaper's Ship with Yggdrasil.  Use the ladder and find 
a kid hiding on top, talk to him to get Book 1.  The next 
room has three different doors, one leads to the bathroom, 
try entering and a kid will walk by and give you another 
book to read.  The door next to it has Billy's sister and 
one more other kid, talk to the other kid with Rico in 
your party and you will trade your Bell Amulet for Book 3.  
Rico has the duty to tell some sad news to the kid about 
what happen to his old man.  Now you can go into Billy's 
room, check the bookshelf and he comes out, he won't let 
you do anything, so just leave for now.  Before you leave, 
you will meet Bishop Stone, he will talk about the 
Reaper's Ship, Billy will have to go there, you will go 
along with Billy tomorrow.

Once you leave the town you will automatically be in 
Yggdrasil, go down to Maison's shop and Jesse will be 
there drinking with Citan and Siguard.  Jesse had a weird 
funny thought, he wants Citan and Siguard to dance with 
their shirt off and funny faces on their belly.  

Siguard will get drunk and you have to wait until tomorrow 
to get Billy in your team.  Jesse goes back to the house 
and Billy gets mad at him for being back so late, Jesse is 
waking up the sleeping kids.  Jesse will leave after Billy 
yells at him, Jesse looks like his feeling got hurt, 
anyway, that will be all for now.

When the mourning comes, the scene will switch back to the 
dining room in Yggdrasil, Billy will be waiting near the 
end of the table, talk to him and he will join you.  Billy 
will explain about how his weapons are operated and used, 
then you are off into Reaper's Ship.  You got a few extra 
Gs, buy some bullets for Billy, just enough for a couple 
of fight.  However, if you can, get all the Ether Bullets 
for Billy now, Ether Bullets have unlimited use, so favor 
those over the handgun and shotgun bullets.

After you are done getting Billy suit up, you will be off 
the Reaper's Ship, and Yggdrasil will take you there 
automactially, you don't have to drive.

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                   Reaper's Ship
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Treasure: 
Penguin Coat, 
B&JM10S Ammo, 
Cabin Key, 
Silver Beret, 
ShotG60 Ammo

Monsters:
Wels, see above
Abandon, 150, B&JM10S Ammos


You can enter the dungeon from the ladder outside of the 
Bridge.  When you first enter the place will be dark and 
hard to see.  You can turn the lights on, the light switch 
in the small red mark near the middle of the room, you 
should able to see the red color spark.  After you've turn 
on the lights, you can see much better now, so start 
looksing around.  Rotate your camera angle and you can see 
treasure chests hidden from view by crate boxes, just jump 
on the crate boxes to knock them down, most of the boxes 
can be knocked down, so try all of it.  After the switch 
been turned on, you can only enter A-Doors, all the B-
Doors are still locked, and the B switch is much further 
down.  Get into the first door and get your treasure and 
use the ladder and get on top of the ship.  Stop by the 
little pipe and jump down to get more treasures and open 
up the B-Doors, there are a lot of meats hanging from the 
ceiling in that room.  Go across the doors and you see a 
lot of doors, most of them have a treasure inside, but not 
all.  One of the doors has a shower that sprays out blood 
(but it's actually rust water).  The door at the end is 
locked by you can knock it down by keep running into it 
until it falls apart, keep in mind that it takes a few 
tries.  After the door in a small ladder, climb that to 
get back on to the top of the ship.

Keep going until the save point all the way at the end, 
you should save and then jump down the pipe next to it for 
your boss fight.


Boss#28: Bloody
HP: 4242
Exp: 25701
Specialty: (see Redrum) Murder, Fire Rain, Gel
Treasure: none


This fight is just like Redrum since Bloody has all of 
Redrum's abilities and also Redrum's HP, but he is a lot 
easier since you are on a higher level now.  You can just 
charge your ap, then hammer away, use Billy's Holy Light 
if low on HP to win this battle.  This fight is so much 
easier compare to what you have been through with Redrum, 
you will able to deal a lot more damage and take lesser 
punishment in return.  You could use Wild Smile if Bart is 
in your team, don't worry about his Bloody Rain, it only 
do around 1-10 damage, but watch out for his Murder, it 
can seriously mess up this fight if you allow him to kill 
off your characters and not reviving them.  So bring some 
Zeotsols and revive anyone who dies right away, especially 
Billy since he will be doing all the healing for the 
battle.  Never keep your character at full HP, Bloody uses 
Murder on who ever have full HP, so just keep it above 200 
and you will be fine.

This fight is easy and once you finish you get to see a 
lot of scenes with the Kids back in Kid's Town.  A gear 
size monster attacks, and you will need Billy's gear to 
fight back.  You will finally get to see Billy's gear, and 
how it is launched back from Kid's Town.  It's funny when 
the kids says today's launch is only so-so.

Another boss fight starts, but this time it's a gear 
battle.


Boss#29: Giant Wels
HP: 7000
Exp: 77103
Specialty: Drain Fuel
Treasure: G-M686 Gun


This battle is fun, first hit him with all of your regular 
10 fuel attacks, get to your highest attack level then hit 
him with ether attack, meaning either use Billy's ether 
gun or Gear Option Ether attack from Bart or Elly.  After 
about four ether attack, you should unleash all of your 
level attack to Giant Wels (he has to grow at least 4 
times!).  Giant Wels can only be hurt with ether or unless 
he grows four times, then you can hurt him with your 
regular attacks.  Use booster if you want, it don't really 
make much of a difference.  Don't worry much about Giant 
Wel's attacks, he can drain your fuel but you will have 
more than enough for this fight if you upgraded your 
engines like you always should.  Keep in mind, all regular 
attack will deal 0 damage against Giant Wels until he've 
grown 4 times.

After the boss battles, you will be back at Yggdrasil.  Do 
whatever you needs to do then take the ship back to Kid's 
Town.


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                  Ethos HQ (revisited)
##################################################

Treasure: 
B&J M686 Gun, 
Gold Nugget, 
Aquasol DX, 
Seal Ar

Monsters: 
Assassins, 280
Assassins (Priest), 260, Aquasol
Wels, see above


First you go back to Kid's town, and get all three books 
if you haven't done so already.  Then go to Billy's room 
and put the books in the shelf and go inside to get the 
B&J M686 Gun in the secret room.  Then go to the bathroom 
and get the toilet, you will get a dirty surprise, dirty 
surprise isn't really an item, but you do get it. 

When you are done head for Ethos HQ.

The Ethos HQ has been under attack by some Wels while you 
were away, and almost everyone you find will be dead or 
dieing.  Go down to where Fei got his treatment, and the 
door that was locked before will be open now.  You will 
encounter few enemies on the way, then you get to see them 
killing the priest in that place.  

Check all the doors, since some leads to rooms upstairs 
with treasures, some treasure are in white color bags, so 
be sure to pick those up.  The doors down the hall have 
people that you can rescue, you will save a woman in a 
trenchcoat, and Big Joe is next door.  Big Joe thinks you 
came all the way just to save him, you don't have to 
rescue him unless you want to.  The woman will be in 
shock, so just talk to her twice and she will leave the 
place, and she will head for the Yggdrasil.

As you keep going, you will get to a door and you will see 
a long scene.  All your characters will be down there, and 
you can learn more about Solaris, and how Solaris is 
connected to the Ethos.  When you exit the room, you will 
see two assassins and Bishop Stone.  Bishop Stone ordered 
the killing of the Ethos HQ, and he is really from 
Solaris.  Jesse will then come out and more scenes will 
follow, then Stone will leave and you have to fight the 
assassins blocking your way. After you beat up the 
assassins, you will then follow Bishop Stone and you see 
him get away in his gear (Alkanshel).

Bishop Stone is heading for the Ethos Dig Site, you will 
have to go after him, but you don't know where the place 
is, so head for Thames to get directions.  

Go to Thames and talk to the Captain and he will tell you 
where it is, the spot will be marked on your map now.  

I would now suggest you to level up a few times to before 
going ahead, two very tough boss battles up ahead.  And I 
would also recommend you to stock up on Zetasols, get 
around like 30 or more, you should have plenty of money 
stacked up, use your extra money on gear upgrades, new 
weapons and armor, etc.  And I would really suggest you 
bring Citan, Billy, and Bart or Elly.  Billy and Citan are 
musts, since their abilities will make your goals much 
easier to accomplish.  Don't bring Rico since he will be 
very useless in this dungeon, as speed is everything.  
Also use all the Drives you had from before, there is no 
point of saving them.  You can buy more later on, the 
prices are high, but saving money is much easier then.

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                  Ethos Dig Site
##################################################

Treasure: 
B&JM686A Ammo, 
Sleep Guard, 
Black Snake, 
Panalphasol

Monsters:

Gebler Guard, 160
Hammerhead, 180, Eyeball
Shellbelle680, 680
Carrier, 420, Fang, Zetasol
Phobia, 50, must be killed with a heal spell cast on her


Once you get to the Dig Site, take the elevator down and 
you will see a lot of Solaris guards around the place, if 
you get in to their line of sight, they will fight you, 
unlike the part in Aveh castle, you can't run away here.  

This place is really like a maze, after you cross the 
bridge and the save you will be in a really big place.  
Some doors can't be opened and are there just to confuse 
you, doors you can open usually contains something, check 
everything including computer panals, as one of those will 
open a locked door.  There is a locked door in your way by 
the stairs, to unlock it just go back upstairs one level 
and go to the door nearest to that stairway (where you get 
Black Snake), check the computer panel to open up the 
locked door.  Just keep going down and you will be at a 
grayish room with two doors in front of you.  Just go to 
the on the right hand side, examine the door and try the 
room next door since this one will notopen.  The computer 
panel next door will open up the door in the first room 
and you now can get inside to the tube inside the first 
room.  You will see a naked girl and then Bishop Stone 
comes out and takes her away from you.  Then get ready for 
a tough boss battle with two other elements (you already 
took on the two other ones, Dominia and Kelvena, there are 
four of them total).  Remember to save before going into 
the room with the tube and the naked girl.


Boss#30: Tolone and Seraphita
HP: 2500/2000
Exp: 62368
Specialty: EP Drain, Positron Beam, Dive Bomb, I'll Get 
You
Treasure: ETH Drive, VIT Drive


This fight is hard if you are not on high level or you 
didn't bring Billy, so bring Billy and level up in your 
gears outside in the water.   Then when you fight, equip 
the Ether Veiler on Billy and have him heal every turn 
unless you really don't need it.  Most people recommend 
taking out Seraphita first to single out on Tolone, but 
don't, cause if Tolone is alone, she start doing Dive 
Bomb, it deals around 700 damage, meaning killing whom 
ever she hits.  So here is what you do, have someone 
charge up their ap bar, then kill off Seraphita with 
normal deathblows while one of your supporting characters 
spends one or two turns hitting Tolone before Seraphita 
dies.  And when Seraphita dies, immediately hit Tolone 
with the 28 ap combos, if she don't die, just use your 
best deathblow to finish her off, don't give Tolone a 
chance to abuse her Dive Bomb like how she abuse her 
friend Seraphita.  Tolone does have 2500 HP, so after the 
28 ap, she should still have around 400 HP, so 2 or 3 
deathblows should do able to do her in, and remember once 
she is alone, she becomes faster and her normal attack 
deals more damage.  But overall this isn't really that 
difficult, if you die, just fight them again, but try not 
to lose this fight.  If you do lose, you will have a very 
bad chance of winning your next boss fight against Id.  

Bishop Stone took the little girl away, the elements are 
keeping your busy, but you must get her back and quick.  
You are off to catch up with Stone now and you finally do 
at the bridge part near the start of the dungeon.  

*Note! For your own sake, save at the save point before 
the bridge in the storage like place.  There is a very 
difficult battle ahead.

Once you get to the bridge you will see Stone and the 
girl, Stone and you will exchange a few words and then 
someone you've seen before comes out.  Id, the red gear 
that ripped through Bart and the Yggdrasil single-handedly 
comes out and fights you.  This time you will get a chance 
against her since she will be in character and you have a 
three against one advantage.  Her gear will squish you 
like a bug, and trust me on that.  Xenogears (her gear) is 
powerful enough to kill you alone with it's 6 energy wings 
alone.


Boss#31: Id (Fei)
HP: 3000
Exp: 90534
Specialty: All of Fei's current deathblows and attacks, 
Black Cloud, ether attack the whole party
Treasure: none


Id is Fei, (you probably guessed it from the attacks and 
deathblows) she can be very fast and very strong, and that 
makes the battle very difficult for you.  Her deathblows 
can cause around 200 damage to one character, and she will 
some times do a 2-3 deathblow ap combo, that is going to 
kill at least one of your character.  Here is what you do, 
keep Billy on healing your party, and just attack with 
your other characters, sometimes heal with your other 
characters too, when needed.  And remember to bring a lot 
of Zetosols, you are going to need it.  Don't bother 
charging your ap, Id don't heal herself, just keeping 
healing and attacking with your best deathblows.  It helps 
if you use the drives you already got, and if your 
deathblows are not connecting or getting blocked, just 
switch it around, Id some time dodge your X or S button 
attacks.  Don't bring Rico, he is too slow and he become 
very useless, you have to waste other character's turns to 
cure him during the important battles.  If you have Bart 
in your team, have him use Wild Smile, Id won't dodge that 
much anymore, and you can sometimes escape her attacks.  
Don't bother with any ether abilities other then Wild 
Smile and healing spells, you would just waste your turn 
doing it.  This is a tough battle, but you will eventually 
win if you keep your healing up.


Well now you have finally get through one of the game's 
toughest boss.  Calamity, Redrum, Hashiao (Ramsus & 
Miang), Id, Bladegash & Marinebasher, Grahf, Hammar, and 
Amphysvena with Opiomorph are the hardest bosses in the 
game.  Now you go have gone through all the hard bosses in 
disk one other than Bladegash & Marinebasher.  And mostly 
the rest of disk one should be easy until end of disk one 
where you fight against Grahf.

Now you have finished kicking butt, Id gets in her gear 
(oh no, not Kishin X again, 19998 damage!) and then 
Wiseman comes out and fights Id (he don't got a chance 
against her as you will see much later on).  There will be 
a lot of scenes following this.  This gets very boring, 
but for those of you who is playing the game for the first 
time and wants to know about to story, read the text.  
Xenogears have one of the best story in Square Soft 
history, but if you are just playing to beat the game, you 
will be very bored now and for quite a while. 

After the long scenes you will be back in Yggdrasil, you 
will see Stone in his gear (again).  This time you fight 
him, and get ready to beat him and his ugly mutated face 
around.  


Boss#32: Alkanshel
HP: 10500
Exp: 132,549
Specialty: Seal, Mass Limit, halves your HP, Slow
Treasure: E-circuit


Alkanshel has a shield formed by Grahf, so don't waste 
fuel attacking, just charge for a few turns, and then 
Billy's father will do a move that destroys the shield, 
then start attacking.  The move is pretty cool looking, 
it's very much like the orginal Transformer's Megatron 
transformation into a giant cannon, be sure to catch this, 
you can still see it again with a price of 1000 fuel later 
on.  

Make the fight fast, because his Seal and Mass Limit can 
put a major pain in your party, he do his Seal attack 
often, so equip something like Seal Ar if you have it.  If 
you don't have it don't worry, just follow your regular 
attacking method, 30 fuel and level one.  Alkanshel have 
powerful attacks, his Seal deals around 3000 damage, and 
his Mass Limit half your HP, so equip a Frame HP 30 or 
Frame HP 50, you are going to need it, and don't waste 
fuel.  You might run out before the fight is over.  Then 
you have to waste turns charging your fuel, but keep 
booster on to make the fight faster.  Your will win if you 
hang in there, Alkanshel have a final attack when he dies, 
so keep someone on decent HP when you think he is about to 
die, you don't want to start all over again now, do you?  
The final attack deals around 1000 damage, just that you 
know, keep at one gear over 1500 HP to be on the safe 
side.

Now you are back in the Yggdrasil, and Billy's father is 
not dead.  And Billy's sister Primera finally talked.  
When you visit the doctor room, Fei won't be there!  Fei 
is in the gear hanger in front of Weltell.  Talk to him 
and he will be back in your party.  Now check out 
Yggdrasil's gear shop, they got some new parts in, I would 
recommend you to upgrade everything possible.  If you 
really are short on cash, upgrade the following gears, 
Weltell, Vierge, and one more other gear you like to use, 
probably Heimdal.   


Take this time to get some level ups and some money, if 
you haven't gotten the Holy Pendent, Life Stone, and Ether 
Doubler, get them now, this is your last possible chance.  
Go into the next dungeon and level up there, it's the best 
place in disk 1, the battles are quite hard for you right 
now, so heal often, you can exit to your Yggdrasil to 
refuel through the way you go in.

Once you are in control of Yggdrasil, take the ship to 
Bible Tower, it is located east of where you are, it is 
marked on the map for you.  

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                   Bible Tower
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Treasure: 
Ether Ar (x2), 
EarthVeil Ar, 
Lite Ar+1, 
Beam Jammer, 
ThunderRodG, 
Gold Nugget (x3), 
Old Circuit, 
Ground, 
02 Cylinder, 
E Circuit, 
StoneRodG, 
WaterVeil Ar, 
FlareRodG, 
G-GG060 Ammo, 
Gold Buillion, 
G-M686A Ammo, 
WindVeil Ar, 
Veil Doubler, 
IceRodG, 
Fire Veil Ar

Monsters:

Traffic Jam (A), 345, Ether Ar
Traffic Jam (B), 1250, Ether Ar
Conjurer, 880, Ether Ar
Gun Drone, 400, Lite Ar+1
Fuel Tank, 1200


As you can see Bible Tower has a load of good stuff for 
you to get, so spend some time here and get all the things 
possible.  And another thing, Bible Tower is the place to 
level up in disk one, enemies usually gives out around 
5000 exp per battle to each of your character.  This place 
is really more like a level in Super Mario Brothers, you 
have to jump from place to place, avoiding traps and pit 
falls (you won't die, you just have to start all over 
again, and trust me that you will fall down a lot of 
times).  

This is really a fun place to play at, every where you 
look you see a treasure chest (must get, for all you 
greedy people out there).  All the treasures are in plain 
view, the only one that's hard to get in the one at the 
end of the jump in dungeon part one.

When you first get in the Tower go around and collect all 
the treasures, you have to jump down into the water at 
least once, you will probably fall down before you have to 
intentionally jump down.  Follow the path and jump around 
until you get to a line hanging in front of you.  The 
opposite side is too far to jump to, so you will have to 
jump on the line and swing yourself to the other side.  
The line is like a tire swing, you swing around until you 
get enough height to land yourself on the other side, this 
is pretty hard, the swing took me a few tries before I got 
it.  After that part you keep going until you get to a 
part where the crane will fall once you step on it, here 
is what you do, jump on it and jump right back to the edge 
of the place.  Then when the crane pops back up, jump on 
it and get to the other side.  The treasure on top is 
gotten the same way, jump in, jump back, wait, and jump on 
again, and jump up to get the treasure.  It takes awhile 
to do, so don't give up, just keep trying.  

Then you will be near another line, this time you jump on 
it, and it will automatically carry you up to the next 
part of Bible Tower.  Once you are there, you have to get 
out of your gear to get inside a little door near you to 
the northeast.  Inside you can grab the Gold Nugget and 
then you have to examine everything, and I mean 
everything, all the panels and chairs and the screen 
everything.  Then you will hear a sound, and you will be 
told that the elevator is now operational.  Get out the 
room and you will see the subway cart like thing coming up 
and park next to you, your ride has arrived.  

Once you get in the subway cart like thing, you will keep 
climbing stairs and you will grab a few treasures on the 
way.  The top part of the subway will allow you to ride 
it, just examine everything and the subway will 
automatically start and take you to the top of Bible 
Tower.  

Ramsus and Miang just don't give up, and yes, you will 
have fight Ramsus again.  The subway is attack by Ramsus' 
battle cruiser, and Ramsus get in his gear and attacks 
your party.  Wyvern is a cool looking gear, but sadly to 
say it's owner is just plain pathetic.  


Boss#33: Wyvern
HP: 5000
Exp: 23,652
Specialty: Triple Attack, 3 hit combo
Treasure: Scale?


Ramsus again, this is the fourth time you are fighting 
him, and doesn't this get on your nerves.  I just want to 
kill him permanently but he always lives, darn.  This 
fight is easy, just use your 30 fuel and level one skill 
to attack him, and he will run away in a few turns.  His 
regular attack deals around 800 or so damage, and he got a 
3 hit combo attack can do around 1500 damage to one of 
your gear, but don't worry about this, the fight shouldn't 
last more than 4 turns, just keep on hitting and you will 
win.  Booster is optional, you could use it if you want, 
it won't make much of a difference, and you get to refuel 
very soon anyways.  After taking 5000 damage, Ramsus will 
run away, you can now proceed with your journey.

Once Ramsus runs away, you will get to the Bible Tower 
from the door near the save point.  There is a pit near 
the front of the dungeon, you get in by getting out of 
your gear, the door is small, and you have to rotate your 
camera until you see it.  Get the treasures from the room 
and push all the panels in the room, one of them switches 
will activate the door lock further down.  Once you get 
out, you can keep going further down now.  The next part 
has another pit, jump down again and you will fall to a 
lower section, once you are down there, you can grab the 
treasure sitting behind you.  Go through the place until 
you to a circular like grayish room with a bar or rail in 
a quarter circle, get the treasure by jumping up.  The 
next room you will be at is the outer part of Bible Tower, 
and there is a repair bot near the front and treasures 
along the way.  Be sure to repair now, this is the only 
place you are able to replenish your gear HP/fuel in this 
dungeon.

The place seems to be a dead end, but wait, you see a 
traffic jam on the side of the ledge.  Jump on top of it 
and it will take you to the next level (you have jump from 
the higher ramp above).  You will enter a battle against 3 
traffic jams each time you jump on, the battles aren't 
hard, but enough of them will force you to waste large 
amounts of fuel and HP, so try to make the battles as fast 
as possible.  Continue through the place by jumping on 
traffic jams, then you will be in a place near the save.  
Save and keep going, boss fight ahead.  At any time you 
fall down from a traffic jam or missed a jump, you will 
fall until you hit ground level, and you just have to 
proceed through everything again.  Once you've reached the 
top level, a big blue gear comes out, and you have to 
fight it.


Boss#34: Siebzehn
HP: 5500
Exp: 60000
Specialty: Missile Pod, Frame HP
Treasure: none


Siebzehn is a good gear, but it is nothing against three 
of your gears, just turn on booster and hit away.  After 
awhile (I think once Siebzehn's HP falls under 1000), 
Siebzehn just heals himself for a few hundred each turn, 
you will deal more damage than he heals, so don't worry, 
you'll win (on a side note here, doesn't Siebzehn really 
look like Calamity in blue.  It does, and you will find 
out more later on, Xenogears got some deep story, huh?)

Now that you have defeated Siebzehn, you now will head to 
the flying city Shevat.  Siebzehn is the Shevat's guard, 
and it's entire army for that matter.

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                    Shevat
##################################################

Treasure: 
Dusk Stone, 
Dawn Stone, 
Dark Stone, 
Aquasol, 
Aquasol S, 
Aquasol DX, 
Power Crisis, 
Chu-Chu Doll, 
Panalphasol, 
Hob-Steak, 
Physimentsol, 
Samson's Hair, 
Yamoto Belt, 
Hard Star, 
Speed Star, 
ETH Drive, 
VIT Drive, 
STR Drive, 
ETHDEF Drive, 
HP Drive, 
EP Drive, 
A-Charger, 
Heavy Alloy

Monsters: none


This is a very special place, and since Shevat contains 
some of the best equipments that you can find no where 
else, be sure to pick up everthing.  You will get control 
of your party in the gear dock area, and you will see 
Maria out of her gear.  After a short scene with Maria you 
will get to move your party freely around this flying 
city.  

You need to first get to the city map, you will see a 
statue of a women, and two other points on the map.  Go to 
the statue but instead of entering, look at the statue and 
see where it's facing.  Go across where the statue is 
facing and cross the bridge like ledges, examine it once 
you've crossed, and you will get the Dawn Stone.

Then go to the Old Capital Shevat's Alpha Aura, once you 
enter you will see an old man near you, talk to him and he 
will teach you how to use the stone.  The stone is used 
like elevators.  Then you can just walk around, and 
examine the place.  One room in here is full of Chu-Chus, 
they sell you different items, and the Chu-Chu upstairs 
will sell you some gear parts.  The Chu-Chu that's sitting 
on top of the lamp will tell you a secert, but the only 
way you can reach him is jumping on top of another Chu-
Chu's head, and jump again from there.  He will give you 
hints on where to find the three stones that will unlock 
the secret.  One of the Chu-Chu will trade your Badges for 
a A-Charger and a Heavy Alloy, I am not sure about what he 
really gives you, I got the A-Charger and Heavy Alloy, but 
my friend got something different, I don't know why and 
how that is.  The gray Chu-Chu on the first floor will 
give you some items if you tell him the correct answer, 
you will tell him that's not necessarily.  

Now take the elevator down to the lower room, it has a big 
pool like thing, and a fountain sticking out the middle.  
If you got the spider web from back in Lahan, you can fish 
there for the Dark Stone.  If you don't got it, just buy 
it from the old man right outside the door.  I don't 
really know how you suppose to catch the fish, I got it in 
2 tries, I just pull every time the option came up.  I am 
not sure if you are suppose to wait or not, if the line 
breaks just buy more, since they are really cheap.  

You have two Stones now, there is only one more.  Exit the 
Chu-Chu room and keep going until you get to a Stepping 
Stone, and it will lead you to a house.  Once inside you 
will see a table with a doll on it, examine it to get the 
Dusk Stone from the doll's hands.  The room next to it has 
a wooden horse, examine it and Maria will appear and you 
will see a scene.  Then Maria will leave and tell you to 
go to the palace. Examine the closet in the room and you 
will get a Child's Dream, except you can't take it. (I 
still don't get what the Child's Dream really is, is it 
Maria's dream? Or Her childhood?)  

Now you go back outside, keep going until you reach the 
white dog, go south until you reach a Stepping Stone, it 
will lead you to the best character equipment in the game, 
Power Crisis.  This is the secret room, examine 
everything, the desk on the bottom contains Chu-Chu's 
Idol, the other desk contains a lot of other valuable 
items including drives.  Now you have taken everything 
from this place, you can leave and head for the palace.

*Note- Power Crisis is used when you have low HP, which 
means if you are at around 50 HP left out of your max, you 
will deal 3000 damage with a decent deathblow.  However 
Power Crisis doesn't have a big impact unless your HP is 
100 lesser than your max.  So out of 500 max, you have 
480, it won't make a difference, but 500 max, you have 
100, it boosts your attack by a lot.

The palace is quite big and quite confusing, but I can 
tell you that there is nothing interesting in all the side 
doors.  Just go straight and talk to the queen, talk to 
her twice and there will be a scene where you have to 
rescue Shevat from Solaris invasion.  And Maria joins your 
party, and you will have to leave a party member behind.  
Maria is probably the weakest character in the entire 
game, since she is even more useless than a low level Chu-
Chu.

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               Shevat Emergency Shaft
##################################################

Treasure: 
Shevat Map, 
Queen's Rod, 
Battle Apron, 
Ruby Helm, 
Aquasol DX, 
Rosesol DX, 
WhipLasher, 
Ecomether


Monsters:

Gimmick, 6, very defense, use triangle attacks
Forbidden, 510, Gold Nugget if beaten before hatching
Tears, 600, Lite Ar, Extra Ar+5

  
This place is quite confusing, you will spend a few turns 
running around in circles if you don't have the map.  The 
dungeon starts with two paths, one leads to an elevator, 
the other leads the Shevat Map.  Grab the map, and 
continue until you get to a place where there are greenish 
blocks like thing attached to a fan thing that keeps 
moving.  Examine the crystal next to it to change the 
direction the green things are moving.  They are used as 
stepping stones, but don't stand too close to the inside 
cause it might knock you down.  Then you can use your map, 
press select to use it.  You will also find Big Joe here, 
(I still don't have any idea on how in the world did he 
get up here?) the different color on the map indicates the 
level you are in.  The rest of the dungeon is easy to get 
by since now you have the map.  Pick up treasures on the 
way and eventually you will be out of the dungeon.  On 
your way, fight a little to get some money, and enemies 
here sometimes leave behind Gold Nuggets!  This is the 
only place in the game where Gold Nuggets can be found 
from fighting enemies.  Once you are out of the dungeon, 
you will get into a scene with Dominia and Jessie (Jessie 
is really funny, he says Dominia is all gossip).  Then you 
will automatically be back in the palace of Shevat.  

The city of Shevat is under attack by 5 group of 
attackers, 4 are heading for the power generators, and one 
big gear is staying behind.  You will have to divide your 
party to fight each group individually.  Citan will tell 
you about how each fight is and give you hints on how to 
pick your team. 

Generator 1: Solaris Soldiers (6), Little Foots (2)

Generator 2: White Knights (3)

Generator 3: Citadel, White Knight (2)

Generator 4: Avalanche, White Knight (2)

Here are the four generators and what enemies you will be 
fighting, generator 3 and 4 are really difficult battles, 
so use your two best characters for those two fights.  I 
hope you have upgraded all your gears in Shevat, 
especially for two of your best character that are 
fighting on Generator 3 and 4.  


Boss#35: Solaris Guards (6) and Littlefoot Gears (2)
HP: 200/600
Exp: 15000
Specialty: Short Beam
Treasure: Silver Ar, Rosesol


This fight is the easiest out of the four, just choose 
Vierge, and use her Areods to knock off the Solaris 
Guards, then kill of the Littlefoots with your regular 
attack.  The fight can be hard if you don't use Vierge, 
the guards are fast and they can hit up to 200-300 damage, 
that might be a major problem if you don't get rid of them 
all fast.  So use Vierge, and don't use Booster, there is 
no need, and you have to waste the first turn turning on 
booster, and that means, the soldiers will deal another 
2000 damage to you before you get to do anything at all.  
Overall, it's still an easy battle, if you don't use 
Vierge and use a different gear, you might be forced to 
heal once or twice.


Boss#36: White Knights (3)
HP: 290
Exp: 8400
Specialty: none
Treasure: Lite Ar+1

This is another easy fight, use Billy for this one, just 
turn on Booster, use your 20 fuel ether gun attack.  You 
win after 3 hits, one for each White Knight, and if you 
want to use Billy for another fight, just use anyone for 
this one, 30 fuel and level one attacks can kill these 
White Knights quite fast.  Be sure to turn on booster, 
these White Knights have pretty good speed.


Boss#37: Citadel, White Knights (2)
HP: 6000/290
Exp: 11600
Specialty: Gel Breath, Sonic Boom
Treasure: Gold Plate

This is not a stroll through the park, but this isn't that 
hard, you could get killed if you mess around.  First of 
all, pick either Fei or Bart for this fight, then equip a 
Silver Ar gotten on Generator 1.  Turn on booster and kill 
off the White Knights with a 30 fuel attack and save the 
level one and just use another 30 fuel attack to kill off 
the other White Knight.  Then focus all your attack power 
on the Citadel, 30 fuel and level one, it got 6000 HP and 
you are all by yourself so it might take awhile, you might 
need to cure once or twice.  Watch out for Gel Breathe and 
Sonic Boom, those deal very high damage to your gear, so 
cure right away if your HP falls under 3000.

Boss#38: Avalanche, White Knights(2)
HP: 5000/290
Exp: 10400
Specialty: Gel Breathe, Sonic Boom, Avalanche Drill (lower 
defense by 20%-40%)
Treasure: Noise Filter, Ether Ar

This fight is hard, first turn on booster, kill off the 
White Knights and follow the same thing you did on the 
last fight.  You must first equip the Gold Plate you got 
from the fight on Generator 3.  Start the battle by kill 
off the White Knights, they can do around 300 damage if 
you get Drilled a few times by the Avalanche, so finish 
off on the White Knights fast, then start hitting on the 
Avalanche.  If you are using Fei for this one, you can do 
Inner Healing to recover your lost armor.

Now the serious fights are over, you will get a funny 
fight now.  The all mighty Chu-Chu vs. Achtzehn, one of 
the coolest looking gears in the game.  (Xenogears in 
white and Xenogears in red during level infinity, 
Achtzehn, and Calamity are the cool looking gears in the 
game, but that's only my opinion, check those out and you 
will see that I have good taste, just kidding).


Boss#39: Achtzehn
HP: 12000
Exp: 50000
Specialty: Electric
Treasure: Wizardry Ring

This fight is easy, just do X attack and you win.  And 
when Maria comes in, you can just do a couple of 30 fuel 
and level one attacks, then watch the scene about Maria's 
father.   (Personally I like the Achtzehn better than 
Siebzehn, it looks much cooler and it got a cannon on its 
arm, even Calamity look better than Siebzehn, why can't 
Square Soft let you get those two gears instead?)


Now you get your Square Soft Air Ship of the game, 
Yggdrasil can now fly! And you are going to Nisan's rescue 
against the bald man Shakhan (I hate Shakhan, he is really 
dumb looking, but I have to say, Square Soft makes the 
best villains in RPGs).  


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                   Nisan Revisited
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Treasure: 
Desert Worm, 
Deathblower 1


Monsters: see above for Blediveck Castle
!The rest of monster stats will updated further, it's hard 
to actually find out all these things.  I'll try to put up 
as much as possible, sorry for now.!


Nisan is under attack of Shakhan, everyone is worried 
especially Margie.  Once you enter Nisan you will fight 
some guards, there will be around total of 6 fights.  Once 
you win all the battles, you will automatically see a 
scene and it tells you to go the back of the Cathedral.  
You can also buy things from the shop, but there isn't 
anything special or useful.

You will form a party with Bart included, I would pick 
Billy, but anyone will be just fine since it's not that 
hard.  Also Margie is in your party too, she is there to 
heal and attack your enemies, just like she did when you 
first fought Ramsus and Miang.  But don't count on her for 
anything, her attack deals 1 damage, her heal is always on 
the wrong person and she heals for 40 only anyway.

Margie will be waiting for you there, you will have to 
follow her through few staircases and then she will ask 
Bart about where is the switch.  Bart doesn't know where 
it is, Margie will then tell you where it is if you choose 
to ask her.  In case you want to let Bart have his 
dignity, the switch is located on the right side of the 
locked gate.  

Once you enter you will encounter some more guards, after 
you beat them the citizen of Nisan will leave.  Take the 
elevator to the next level, explore a little and grab the 
treasure in the little room.  Check all the panels and 
continue on.  The elevator further down will take you to 
the next level of the dungeon.  

The part of the dungeon has like spiral hallway, the third 
door contains a treasure, and the last door will lead you 
to the Fatima Treasure.  The Fatima treasure is located in 
the big room, you have to go to the runway type thing and 
you will see the powerful Omnigear.  This is Bart's 
ancestor's gear, so check it out, then go between the 
gear's leg (it's not what you are thinking) and examine, 
it will lead to a scene.  Now go back to the place where 
you got your Desert Worm and examine the panels and 
chairs, Shakhan will then come and take the Fatima 
Treasure.  His guards will also flooded the place, you 
will have to work your way back to the Omnigear.  The 
spiral hallway is flooded with guards, I think the third 
or last door leads to the Omnigear this time, you will 
know because Shakhan will come out after the battle. After 
the battle, you have to go through the door, but this time 
the door is locked and Margie has ran down to get the 
Omnigear by herself.  Siguard and Citan appear and Siguard 
and Bart will use the Fatima Jasper to open up the door 
and you will automatically see another scene after 
entering the door and getting to the gear.  

After the long scenes and Bart getting into his Omnigear 
Andvari, you will get into a boss fight.  

Boss#40: Neo Etones (2)
HP: 3300
Exp: 30500
Specialty: Seal
Treasure: Seal Barrier

This is another easy fight, you get to use your first 
Omnigear, and it kicks some serious behind.  I waited for 
29 turns to get level infinity for Andvari the first time 
I played, and it was worth it, even though Meteor Falls 
only did 3000 damage.  This isn't even a boss fight 
according to most people, you will fight these again when 
you get to the world map later on.  Neo Etones' Seal can 
deal some damage, but don't worry, because you can scrap 
them under a minute.

Shakhan runs away and you will have to track him down and 
kick his baldhead around.  He is hiding in the cave west 
of Nisan.  The town is back to normal, and you can buy 
things from the store if you want, again, there isn't 
anything good in the store.  After you done messing 
around, pick your best gear team and go for the bald man.  

The cave is small, and there is nothing in here, only one 
path.  There will be a battle during your way there, but 
it's really easy.  When you get to Shakhan, Grahf will pop 
out again and give his lousy speech again.  And after the 
boring talks and things, you are ready to kick Shakhan's 
shiny spotless head.


Boss#41: Shakhan
HP: 18000
Exp: 218343
Specialty: Seal Punch, Ignas Storm, Heal
Treasure: Ether Ar+1

This is a hard fight, and again Grahf is there doing his 
stupid "do you want the power" speech.  For this fight, 
first bring Weltell, Andvari and Siezbehn, and hit Shakhan 
with your regular attack, charge to level 3 and wait for 
level infinity.  And when you are at level three, just 
charge and wait for level infinity during that time.  
Don't worry about him hitting you a few times, cure when 
needed, and also equip anti-seal parts like Seal Ar or 
Seal Barrier.  The gate cures Shakhan for 1000 every time 
you attack him, but your level infinity will do around 
4000 damage so he will die in a few hit, and also equip 
the Holy Pendent if you have it, it doubles the turn you 
spent in level infinity.  That should help you get a easy 
win when level infinity comes, and one more thing, level 
infinity takes a long time for you to get right now, so be 
patient, however low HP increase the chance of you getting 
level infinity.  After your character attacked Shahken 
with his/her level infinity, don't attack for level 
charges until Shahken disconnects himself from the gate, 
since you don't want him to heal now, do you?

Now you will see some really long scenes with Bart and 
Siguard.  Bart now declares the country free so Aveh now 
is Aveh Republic, and he ditches the throne, he will talk 
with Siguard about the Fatima Jasper and some more scenes 
will follow (you should know that Siguard is really Bart's 
brother by now).  

Once the scenes finishes you will have to go to Bible 
Tower again and face some tough fights.  In fact, all boss 
battles.  Vierge and Weltell will be facing two battles, 
and two of your other gears will face the other two (for 
those two fights bring along Siezbehn and Andvari for some 
easy wins.)

I hope you have fully upgraded your gears, cause these 
fights are not a walk in the park.  If you haven't used 
Elly yet, try to level her up, and learn some if not all 
of her 7AP Deathblows before going to Bible Tower.


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                 Bible Tower (Revisited)
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Treasures: none

Monsters: none


Bible Tower again (you don't have to go through anything 
here, so be cool, it's almost completely automatic), you 
enter from the same place you fought Ramsus.  After you 
enter through the door, you will be at the pit again (the 
little door there that you need to get out of your gear to 
enter), get in the door and just watch the scene.  Citan 
will then leave your party and fix the mirror, than Fei 
and Elly will have to defend the pit against Dominia and 
Kelvena.  This is a fair fight, two against two, (ha, you 
can't be cheap and go 3 on 1 anymore) however since all 
boss battles are not suppose to be fair including this 
one, you can win easily.  


Boss#42: Marinebasher and Bladegash
HP: 4000/5000
Exp: 52000
Specialty: Elemental Sword, Water Bubble, Tidal Wave 
Treasure: EP Drive

Equip your Ether Veiler, and your anit-ether parts, have 
Elly equip the Flare Rod, and then go fight.  First do 
Areods and let Fei hit Marinebasher once, next turn on 
booster for Elly, and let Fei hit Marinebasher another 
time with TS skill, Marinebasher should die, if she don't 
have Elly hit her again with her 30 fuel attack.  Then the 
hard part begins, don't use booster for Fei, let him hit 
with 10 fuel and level one skill, 30 fuel usually misses 
or gets blocked.  When ever Dominia do a Elemental Sword, 
have Elly do the opposite Ether attack, like if Dominia do 
Earth Sword, do a Wind attack, if she do Fire Sword, do a 
Water attack, that make Dominia lost her Sword and she 
have to waste a turn getting it back.  Remember 
Fire=Water, Water=Fire, Earth=Wind, Wind=Earth, or 
something like that.  During this time Fei should be 
dealing damage, and hopefully you will win before wasting 
too much fuel (another fight coming up).

While Fei and Elly is kicking butt here, another boss 
battle rages on with Billy and friends.  I hoped you 
brought along Andvari and Siezbehn, or the fight is going 
to be tough, or maybe not.


Boss#43: Skyghene and Grandhowl
HP: 5000/5000
Exp: 52000
Specialty: Triple Air Attack, Fire Howl
Treasure: VIT Drive, ETH Drive

This is easy compare to the last one, just have Andvari 
and Siezbehn use their 30 fuel and level one and you win, 
booster don't make much of a difference in this fight.  
But don't waste too much fuel, focus all your attack on 
Skyghene first, then go after Grandhowl (there is another 
fight coming up after this one).

Now this is over (in your dreams), you will have to go 
through a bit more of torture.  Billy's shot missed, it 
blows right by the mirror, so you will have to defend the 
pit again.


Boss#44: Marinebasher and Bladegash
HP: 4000/5000
Exp: 52000
Specialty: Elemental Sword, Water Bubble, Tidal Wave
Treasure: EP Drive, ETHDEF Drive

You have to fight these freaky girls all over again, and 
this is the same fight like last time, no difference 
except you don't have full fuel and HP.  Just follow the 
same strategy like last time, kill of Marinebasher fast 
and then go after Bladegash, Bladegash seem a little more 
faster to me, but don't worry, this is the last fight for 
Fei and Elly.  Hey, look on the bright side, you get 2 
more drives and 52000 experience for this fight.  

Yes, you probably guessed, your two other gears will have 
to go through the same fight again.


Boss#45: Skyghene and Grandhowl
HP: 5000/5000
Exp: 52000
Specialty: Triple Air Attack, Fire Howl
Treasure: VIT Drive, ETH Drive

This is still an easy fight like last time, and you 
shouldn't try getting level infinity for Bart, his Meteor 
Fall is probably your only infinite attack, but it cures 
both Skyghene and Grandhowl.  So just turn on your 
booster, and kill the two colorful gears, just follow the 
same method you used last time, maybe you need to cure 
once.  I personally like Grandhowl and Seraphita, she is 
so funny, stupid and her gear looks pretty good, but she 
have to be wiped out by you, and later you will find out 
that more about the elements and their gears, I am not 
going to spoil anything for you yet.  Let's just say, Go, 
Go, Power Ranger!  You might not understand this yet, but 
later you will know what I'm talking about.

Now you have destroyed the gateway under the Ethos HQ, and 
there is only one more left on the face of this planet.  
After some long scenes you will gain control of Fei and 
you get to talk to everyone before moving on.  Talk to 
Rico, he got some funny things to say during this.  The 
third gate is under water, and when you go to Thames.  The 
captain will equip some water equipments on your gear, and 
now you can swim with your gear.  Yggdrasil will 
automatically take you to the underwater cave.


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                  Underwater Cavern
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Treasure: Deathblower 2

The place is fun and is a good place to level up, you can 
fight around here and find a Scavenger gear, and it will 
leave behind the item it found during the fight, if you 
kill it and not let it blow up by itself.  

The cave is small, and there will be a few intersections.  
It doesn't matter which one you take, and eventually you 
will be at a two path intersection that one side will keep 
pushing you back.  Take the other side and you will be out 
of the water and there will be two treasure chests, grab 
both and a trigger will cause the wave that keep pushing 
you back to disappear.  Now you can enter through that 
side, and you will be a plant filled tunnel.  After that 
part you will be at the third gate and you will fight a 
boss.


Boss#46: Crescens
HP: 14800
Exp: 255000
Specialty: Back Flip, Cloud Shower, Falling Rocks
Treasure: A new character, Emerlda

This is another easy fight, even if Crescens is a strong 
gear, but its no match for your three ultra strong gears.  
Just do your 30 fuel and level one skill attacks, and 
boosters are needed to speed up the fight.  Crescens have 
some good attacks, but she don't use them much, her 
regular attack can do around 1000 damage, but you 
shouldn't needed to heal if your boosters are on and you 
bring along Bart and Maria.  Crescens' owner is the naked 
girl in Ethos Dig Site, you should recognize her since she 
will join your party and become one of your most powerful 
characters.

When all this is over, you will be at Shevat and you are 
ready to go to Solaris.  

I would suggest you to do whatever you want to do before 
going to Solaris, since once you get there, you won't come 
back until near the end of disk 2.

You can go Battling in Kislev, and just like FF7, you get 
points that can be traded in for various items.  If you 
got time to waste, get a GR50 for your gear, if you just 
want to finish the game and play battle later, just go to 
Shevat and talk to Queen Zephar.  

*Note, I suggest you making a copy of your game on your 
memory card right now, just in case you forgot something 
and need to come back.  Once you go to Solaris, everything 
will change here.

Another important thing, you must have Power Crisis before 
you go to Solaris, without it you will find yourself in a 
big pile of tough fights that you will eventually lose.  
Power Crisis increase your attack as your HP drop (you 
might say that all those attack or defense improve spell 
don't work or work so little it won't matter.  Power 
Crisis will double your attack if you lose 150 HP.  For 
example Fei's 7ap deathblow normally deal around 1200 
damage, with Power Crisis and not full HP, and lets say 
Fei is at 200 HP with a 450 max.  Fei's 7 AP deathblow can 
deal around 3000-4000 damage, so get Power Crisis, it's 
the one of the best equipment you will find in Xenogears.

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                     Solaris
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Treasure: 
Extra Ar-6, 
Extra Ar DX, 
Ether Ar+2, 
Aquasol DX
Feather Cap,

Solaris is a complicated place, as you can see as you 
arrive.  The whole place is upside down, and I bet you are 
getting dizzy like me.  Go further in and you will see a 
subway like box thing, go near it and Fei will get into it 
and separated from the rest of the party.  You are no 
longer upside down, and you will get control Fei only when 
you get out of the Subway like thing.  Take the elevator 
thing down and explore, check out all the elevators and 
one of them you will find Elly (it's to the left, the 
second to last door I think).  After you get Elly, check 
the elevator to the right, and one of those door has a man 
that look like Timothy from Lahan (Alice's Husband to be, 
Dan's Brother in-law, the first town you saw), he is 
Samson.  He isn't Timothy, but he will help you get into 
Solaris.  He will hand you the worker permit and he will 
leave.

Go to the Door outside with a guard in front, talk to the 
guard and you will go inside.  Samson will go inside the 
check point and you will follow him.  Go through the place 
and pick up the treasure further back, you will see 
security cubes around, and if you get into their line of 
sight you will have to start all over again.  It's almost 
like Metal Gear Solid, just avoid the cubes and you will 
be fine.

After the cubes you will see Samson using a fake ID and he 
get killed by the check point.  Elly helps out and you are 
now in Solaris.  Wonder where is Citan?

Anyway you can now wonder around and talk to everyone and 
check everything out.  Big Joe is here too (how in the 
world did he get up here).  Check out the stores, you can 
get some new armor and weapons here, get it for Fei and 
Elly.  From walking around you probably picked up some 
info on the big broadcast with emperor and others, but 
since you don't got a ticket to get pass the black armor 
knight, you're stuck.  

Check out the building to the other end of the stores, and 
a lady on the second floor will give you the tickets.  On 
a side note, the room with the flying plane, take a look 
at the end of the bed, and yes, you guessed it, Tifa from 
FF7.  (I wonder why people like Tifa so much, personally I 
think Tifa looked pretty crappy in FF7, the only part she 
actually looks decent is during the short scenes through 
out the game).

Now take your ticket and go see the show.

And a lot of boring scenes follows.

Fei and Elly is fugitives from the law, they are running 
away in the sewer.  Here is what you do, don't run, just 
walk, the Cubes won't attack you unless you run or jump.

Pick up the treasures along the way, even if you run and 
fight the Cubes, don't worry.  Their 200 or so HP will 
drop fast against your 7 ap elemental combos.  Power 
Crisis is a must in here.

And when you get out of the sewer you will be at Elly's 
house (god damn, that's some big house).

Elly will bring you to her room and she will take a shower 
(for those of you sick people out there, you don't get to 
see anything, too bad).  Elly will force Fei to take a 
shower too (again, you don't see anything, this is a Rpg 
game, what do you expect).  (However, the Japanese version 
of the game does show some sick scenes).

When you are all done fooling around, save and go 
downstairs, check the first door and Elly's mom will yell 
at you (parents, always have to yell).  Check the door 
next to the stairs for an old maid, she will give Elly a 
Psycho Rod.  Now go to Elly's mom's room and Elly's mom 
will go shopping.  

No one is in the house except Elly and Fei now, so it's 
time to go check out Elly's dad's room.  Right after some 
pretty easy and unrealistic password hacking (Elly hacked 
into the Solaris system in less than 30 seconds, I doubt 
that's possible in real life), you will know where your 
friends are being held.  Then Elly's old man comes in and 
show Fei who's the man of the house.  After some boring 
scenes, Fei will leave and be back in the city.  Elly is 
now gone from your party again.

Go back to the place where you first came in, the guard 
will drag you in the security checkpoint and reveal his 
true idenity, Citan.  He will take you back to level three 
and you two will try the garbage disposal.  Elly's house 
will have another scene, and Elly rejoins you again.  You 
have to check the little spot to the right of the garbage 
hole, and you will all get sucked inside.  Go through the 
place and pick up all the treasures, I can't keep track of 
them all, so sorry.  And all the treasures here you can 
get later on with money anyway.  The rotor part requires 
you to push the piece of metal into the rotor, jump inside 
but stay close to the edge, there is a small door where 
you go through.

The next part of the dungeon is like a factory, just go 
through and there will be some scenes.  Fei and Elly will 
eat some raw human flesh and start puking, and Citan will 
explain to them what the fleshes are made out of.  The 
check point won't let you go through unless you change the 
code in the small room.  I can't get the direction on how 
to really do the code, I just try random number and I got 
pass it.  You can also pick up a Gold Bullion if you enter 
the correct code, there is also a Gold Nugget.  The next 
part of the dungeon is like a blue factory with cages.  
Remember to save whenever you see a save point.

The cage building will have monsters inside each cage, and 
each cage will have a treasure chest, but if you open the 
cage you will have to fight the monster.  I opened every 
single cage and only one monster proves to be a problem.  
One of the cage is really big and there are like 10 or so 
monster inside, you should open this one since the 
treasure is good and there is only one hard monster out of 
the 10, it's the one that gives you problems.  


Boss#47: Blood Bros
HP: 4242/4242
Exp: 51200
Specialty: Murder, steal all HP of one character, Fire 
Rain, fire damage, Gel, confuse and poison two of your 
character
Treasure: none

Blood Bros isn't really a boss fight, you will run into 
them after you pass the jail part of Solorais, they are 
Redrum and Bloody, and comes together.  They use Murder on 
their first turn, and you can't really kill off both of 
them on the first turn, and that means at least one of 
your character in going to die.  So have someone like Fei 
equip Power Crisis, and let Fei be a low HP, then Fei can 
kill off one of the Blood Bro, and you hope that Citan 
gets two turns before Bloody Bros gets theirs.  Blood Bros 
aren't really bosses, but they certainly are harder than 
most boss fights like Kefenizel Gun or Rankar R.  But on 
the plus side you get a lot of experience points, which is 
51200.

Going through Solaris should level up your character by 
quite a few, your Fei should be at around level 65, if 
not, chances are you won't get to see Fei's Kishin level 
infinity attack.  The Security Cubes are excellent targets 
for deathblow training, all your attacks will only deal 1 
damage, so after the Cubes take some beating, finish the 
Cube off with a 7ap deathblow from any character.  The 
Cube's will only deal 10 or 20 damage at most, and they 
take a long time to kill if they protect themselves with 
their ability.

Eventually you will pass the caged building, now you will 
be in an office building with a lot of doors.  On the 
forked road, one side will lead you to a Tent, Dark Armor 
and Dark Helm, the other side is locked by a door, the 
correct code to pass the door is Up, Down, Up, Left, 
Right.  After the door opens, you will continue through 
and down the hall is another door and you will see a 
scene.  Lights will be off and you will just stumble 
around, when the faint light kicks in, just go to your 
nearest door which should be right down the hallway.  You 
will now see a whole bunch of scenes with Fei, Elly, 
Ramsus, Citan and a lot of other characters.

After about 10 minutes of scenes, you will meet up with 
Billy and Bart, and Citan will have a sword starting now 
(it will make Citan the most powerful attacker).  Go 
through the door and up the stairs, keep going and Billy 
will open the exit when you get there.  Elly is inside and 
you will now meet up with the rest of your party members.

Elly's parents, Jesse, and Hammar are all here, talk to 
them for some scenes.  Hammar will let you buy some stuff 
from him, he is calling it the going away sales, upgrade 
all your character equipment if you haven't done so 
already.  Be sure to get new bullets for Billy.  The 
Yellow Crystal will let you save, and the Blue Crystal 
will let you change party members.  Get who ever you want 
and continue on with the game.

This part of the dungeon is very confusing, the best way 
to get through is remember the direction you came in from 
and proceed toward the opposite direction, if you came in 
from the east, then you go west, and vice versa.  All the 
doors you see are mostly fakes, on each wall there should 
be only one door you can open.  You know you are going the 
right way when the blue background changes colors.  Also, 
each and every door you can enter will have 1 treasure 
chest in them, however, none of the treasures are very 
good or a must get, so it's okay to miss a few, nothing 
can be perfect.

The next part is just like the last part, remember the 
direction and you know if you are going the right way when 
the background changes color again.  In these two parts of 
the dungeon, you will meet up with the Blood Brothers 
again from time to time, but they are really quite rare, 
they pack a punch, so be careful.  Other than that, most 
enemies are Security Cubes with Solaris Guards or some 
Wels, and none of them are too hard.  Be sure to train 
your characters for their 7AP Deathblows on the Security 
Cubes, you should able to get quite a few of your 
characters on all Deathblows before the end of the 
Dungeon.

The third and final part is pretty straight forward, you 
head straight to get pass, and all forked roads will lead 
to a treasure of some kind, one will lead to a save point, 
and eventually you will be out of there.  You can't really 
get lost since there is only 1 straight way, Blood Bros 
seems to have a higher encounter rate here for me, but 
they are still quite rare.  

After you exit the last door you will be with all your 
party members again.  Select your team of Fei, Citan, and 
Billy, and equip Power Crisis on Fei or Citan, who ever 
has the Power Crisis should go back into the last dungeon 
part and take some damage, keep his/her HP around 200 and 
give them the best equipments you've gotten so far.  Have 
Billy heal your team and Fei or Citan attack for the end 
of disk 1 boss fight.  

Before the fight can start, some sad scenes will happen 
first.  Elly's dad has just left to get transportation to 
get out of Solaris for everyone.  Just before he came back 
for everyone, Hammar grabs Elly and threatens to shot her 
unless Elly will come back to Krelian's lab with him.  
Elly's mom will get Elly to safety but Hammar shots her 
after Elly's mom pull Elly away from him.  Hammar runs 
away as Elly's dad comes back, Elly's mom dies from the 
shot, and everyone is surprised by Hammar's actions.  
Grahf and Miang popped up just as this happened, not 
exactly the best time.  You should now get ready for the 
last boss on Disk one, and it's pretty obvious that this 
is going to be a hard fight.


Boss#48: Grahf and Executioner
HP: 6666/4444
Exp: 92805
Specialty: Deathblows, Super Guided Shot, Dark Hole
Treasure: none

Grahf and the Executioner, they are the last boss of disk 
one.  They are very hard to beat, and they are very strong 
in attacks, Grahf's attacks do around 250 damage, and the 
Executioner deals around 350 each hit.  So bring Billy, 
and pretend you are fighting against Id, have Billy heal 
every turn, kill off the Executioner first and then focus 
your attack on Grahf.  Also equip your Power Crisis on 
Citan or Fei, and charge his AP, once they are full and 
let him take some damage, then Grahf will die in one hit.  
Fei and Citan is main fighter, Billy should only heal, he 
shouldn't attack unless you are sure that Grahf doesn't 
kill you.  Fei's Kokei with Power Crisis or Citan's 
Crystal Water with Power Crisis can kill Executioner in a 
single hit or 2 hits tops, Grahf gets easier once he's 
alone.  Grahf is a real push over once he is alone, his 
attacks can't kill you unless that character have low HP, 
all 3 of your character have a healing spell that heal for 
300, so anyone of them can keep your party healthy.  Let 
your character with Power Crisis charge his AP, keep him 
at full HP until the AP bar has been filled.  Once the bar 
is filled, let Grahf hit that person once or twice, then 
release the charge AP combo, easily win.  The only hard 
part for this fight is letting Executioner abuse her high 
power attacks, Executioner's attacks usually targets the 
entire party, so it's a much bigger pain than Grahf's 
single target attacks.


After the fight, Miang will kill Elly's father, and she 
will use her power to make everyone scream for some 
reason.  Fei will now get crazy again and become Id.  You 
will see the ending of Disk one, and there are some pretty 
cool scenes with Id's red gear (the part where Weltell 
transforms is really neat, almost like Transformers or 
something).  After about half a hour of disk one ending 
scenes finishing up with Ramsus kicking your Weltell's 
butt, you will be finally finished with Disk one.  These 
scenes here are quite important, it's quite sad on how the 
people are willing to put Fei away just because the Id 
personality within him.  




End of Disk One.  Insert Disk Two.





Walkthrough Disk Two  

Again, large amounts of spoilers are included, please be 
careful about what you read.  Due to the fact that Xenogears 
have a deep story, so it's quite hard to write a Walkthrough 
and not reveal it's secrets.  I've already tried to hide away 
some of the spoilers, but there are still quite a few around, 
I suggest you not to read them unless you are sure about the 
story.



Disk 2 starts with you waking up in Tora's house, and you 
and Elly are healthy again.  Tora is an old friend of 
Citan, he is probably from Solaris, and I think he is just 
one of those really smart people who wants to be left 
alone.  Maybe Tora is a loner, he is pretty funny, he tell 
you to stop staring at the naked Elly as you two walk out 
the room, lol.  You will just go through a lot of boring 
scenes, and Fei gets a new gear, Weltell 2.  Personally I 
think Weltell 2 can be better than Xenogears if you can 
upgrade it with Xenogears's parts and engines, too bad you 
can't.

You will enter a series of scenes following by series of 
boss battles after each scene, none of the boss battles 
are really difficult, but it's really difficult to keep 
your eyes on reading the scenes over and over again.  
However if this is your first time going through the game, 
be sure to read the story scenes, you will be amazed with 
the deep emtions involved with this game.  Each scene will 
be around 20-30 minutes long, they are quite long, but 
they do explain most of the story and history of the past 
generations of Fei and friends.


After the first set of scenes, you begin your first Battle 
against Ramsus with your new upgraded Weltell, but Ramsus 
also have his new Omnigear, Vendetta.


Boss#49: Vendetta
HP: 12000
Exp: 32397
Specialty: Blaze Pose, Nanoflare
Treasure: none

This fight is battle number 5 with Ramsus, this time he 
get his Omnigear, so what, Fei get his too.  Weltell 2 is 
probably the best gear in the game next to Xenogears, for 
1000 fuel, it puts you on level infinity.  If you are over 
level 70, then you get Kishin attack, but you are not at a 
high level, don't worry, just use what ever you have right 
now.  The fight starts with Fei going into System Id, you 
just use your best combo, then if Ramsus don't die, use 
System Id and finish him off.  Don't turn on booster until 
your Id power runs out.  This is a piece of cake since now 
it's a cheap 1000 fuel, level infinity all day.


*Note-System Id doesn't work with Holy Pendent, if it 
does, forget waiting 4 turns with Xenogears, I rather 
spend 1000 fuel and use Weltell 2 on level infinity right 
away.


After easy fight with Ramsus, get ready for an even easier 
boss fight.  Yggdrasil will combine with Kislev's A Block 
to form Super Dimension Gear Yggdrasil 4.  And now you 
fight another boss that is super sized just for the 
battle.  More scenes are in between, read them if you want 
to.


Boss#50: Ft. Hurricane
HP: 15000
Exp: 50000
Specialty: Blue Star
Treasure: none

You have your the Super Dimensional Gear Yggdrasil IV, 
Yggdrasil have 99900 HP, 9900 fuel, 1000 output, and super 
attack Yggdrasil Cannon, 9000 fuel for 9999 damage.  This 
is a fun fight, use your Yggdrasil Cannon and then use 
your 30 fuel attack, then you win, don't worry about 
damage, 99900 HP is going to last a very long time against 
Ft. Hurricane's 500 damage attacks.  Don't forget to check 
out Yggdrasil Cannon if you haven't done so already, since 
this is the only chance you will get to use this gear.  
It's a real pity that this is the only chance you get to 
use this gear, I really liked it.


After another half an hour of scenes, you will get into a 
battle outside your gears.


Boss#51: Sufal Mass, Sufals (4)
HP: 4800/1100
Exp: 97191
Specialty: Sufal Mass, high damage attack
Treasure: Pilot Shield, Gold Nugget, Gold Bullion

This fight is quite easy if you know what to do, however 
the Sufal Mass can't be hurt by Elemental based attacks 
which includes most of your 7ap Deathblows. First have 
someone equip with a Power Crisis, best on Fei if he has 
his Kokei deathblow, or on Citan if Fei doesn't have 
Kokei.  First have everyone kill off three of the Sufals, 
then focus all your attack on Sufal Mass, remember not to 
kill off the last Sufal, if you do, just forget about 
healing and just hit Sufal Mass with everything you got.  
When the last Sufal gets killed, Sufal Mass will do a 400 
plus damage attack every turn, so don't kill of the last 
Sufal, or you will understand what it means to be killed 
in every single turn.  Make the fight fast, if you don't 
Sufal Mass will kill off the last Sufal himself and start 
doing his attacks on you.
 

After the fight, you get to see a long waited Anime with 
Elly and Sufal Mass.  A lot more scenes will follow and in 
about half an hour, you get will control of the game 
again.  Now you are about to enter Anima Dungeon 1, for 
Anima Relic which makes a normal gear into an Omnigear.  
Your party is on the track of getting all the possible 
Omnigears in the world.


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                  Anima Dungeon 1
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Treasure: 
Wizardry Ring, 
Kings Helm, 
Gold Bullion, 
Zetasol DX (x2), 
Survival Tent

When you begin in the dungeon, you can save, change party 
members, and buy new equipments from the Merchant Johnny.  
Merchant Johnny will now be in all the dungeons you will 
face in Disk two.  Upgrade your gears and buy some new 
items from Merchant Johnny, when you are done, grab the 
treasures near the dungeon entrance before entering the 
dungeon.

Note-Take characters with elemental 7ap deathblows, 
meaning Fei, Citan, Bart, and Elly are your choices.  Fei 
is forced upon you, and Citan is your best character right 
now, so Bart will be a good third choice since Elly will 
soon leave you forever.  You are free to use other 
characters if you wish, but Bart will be a good choice 
right now.

This place is pretty good for leveling up, all enemies are 
quite easy to fight against and they give out around 
10,000 experience per fight.  If you haven't gotten Fei to 
level 70 or higher, try to do so here.  Citan should 
already have all of his 7AP deathblows, Bart should be 
done with his soon, just get all three character's 
Deathblows here now in this dungeon.  

Enter the dungeon, turn right on the forked road, keep 
going until you find a room with a red spark in the 
corner, Fei will say something when you enter.  Go down to 
the room further down and search the box inside, one of 
the box contains the item you need to fix the red spark.  
Go back to the spark room and go to the spark, Citan will 
fix the spark plug and now you can open all the A doors.  
The A door in that room leads you to another room, search 
the computer panel and it will ask for a password, the 
correct password is 0, 3, 2, and 0.  

Once you enter the code you can open all the B doors now.  
Go back to the circular formation and try all the doors, 
one of them leads to the beginning of the dungeon, the 
other is a small room which will activate the elevator.  
Go into that room and turn the elevator on, go back 
outside, save if you want, and then use the elevator in 
the middle of the room to go down.  Once you get below, 
there are 4 computer panels, each requires a code, and the 
codes are:

A=2
B=4
C=8
D=5

After you enter the code, go next to the control panel, 
activate it, and now you can go down to the Anima Relic 
using the same elevator that brought you down.  After 
crossing a long hallway, you will be in a big room with a 
big floating gold thing, and Billy will come into the 
room, even if he isn't currently in your party.

Billy's gear will now be upgraded into an Omnigear.  

When you try to leave the place, you fight the crazy women 
again, the Elements are here for the Anima Relic to 
upgrade their gears into Omnigears.  Before going into 
battle, have Fei or Citan equip with Power Crisis, the 
character with Power Crisis will be the main fighter for 
the next boss fight.


Boss#52: Dominia, Kelvena, Tolone, and Seraphita
HP: 4000, 2500, 2500, 2000
Exp: 15000
Specialty: Tidal Wave, Heal, EP Drain, Wind Storm, 
Positron Beam, Elemental Sword, Dive Bomb
Treasure: STR Drive, ETH Drive, VIT Drive, ETHDEF Drive

The fight is overall very easy, since all the elements 
still have their old HP and abilities.  You fought Tolone 
and Seraphita when you are at level 35, now you are at 
level 70 with better equipment and weapons, so this is a 
breeze.  First take out Seraphita with 2 7 AP water 
elemental attack, or kill of Kelvena with 2 7 AP fire 
elemental attack since Seraphita drains your EP and 
Kelvena heals her friends.  Then it gets a little tricky 
here, since the game forces you to save Dominia for last, 
and every time you attack her, she heals for a lot more, 
so here is what you do.  Charge all three character's AP 
bar to full, then use one of them to kill of Tolone, and 
then unleash both 28 AP combo to kill off Dominia.  Just 
remember that when Dominia gets alone, she turns a lot 
more agile, and she has a new powerful attack that she 
uses it often.  But still, the elements are rather weak 
since you took them on 30 level ago and won, also this is 
the last time you have to fight these girls in character, 
that's a really good thing right there.

The elements gets killed in character, they want to battle 
in gear.  I say show no mercy, let's scrap some metal.  
Let's get ready to rumble!

Boss#53: G Element
HP: 45000
Exp: 319068
Specialty: Tidal Wave, Kishin Sword, Light Ray
Treasure: Kishin Sword

This is the fun, it reminded me of the Mighty Morphin 
Power Rangers, and you get to see these women's junky gear 
combine into one bigger piece of junk. The fun part about 
the fight is at the start of the game, they call upon 
their sword, just like the Power Rangers, their gears 
combine, just like the Power Rangers, and their best 
attack is their sword, just like the Power Rangers.  The G 
Element is as hard as the Power Rangers, they can do 
around 9000 damage with their Kishin Sword, but they won't 
use it until they are about to die.  Their normal attacks 
do around 200 damage at most, so finishing them fast is 
the motive here.  To make the fight easy and fast, just 
turn on booster attack with your 30 fuel and level one, 
have Weltell 2 use System Id and Kishin, if they don't die 
after the first System Id, use System Id again to finish 
them off, no challenge here.   One thing to remember is 
when the G Elements start doing Kishin Sword, kill them 
fast, if you don't they can kill you in 6 turns even if 
you are at full HP.  Their Kishin Sword can do around 9000 
damage to one of your gear, and they use it every turn 
once their HP falls into critical stage.

Now there is only one more piece of Anima Relic left in 
this world, and Rico still got his crappy looking gear.  
Now you head for Anima Dungeon 2 for the final piece of 
Relic in this world.


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Treasure: 
Ether Doubler, 
Aqualsol DS (x2), 
Rose Tabard, 
Beastly Robe, 
King's Helm

This is a even better place to level up than Anima Dungeon 
1, all enemies here gives you 10,000 plus experience each 
fight, and you can just spend a few hundred bucks and 
repair your gears when you are about to die or low on 
fuel.  First you see a big gorge in front, and unless your 
gears can fly which they should but can't, you won't able 
to get pass.  Well, now go to the big round rock near 
Johnny the Merchant, push it out the way and go inside the 
little door in character.  Once you get in, check all the 
pillars and then the writings on the wall, and just follow 
the instructions.  And 3 differnt rocks will fall down, 
and you can push them into the 3 holes in the back.  The 
first rock will fall if you read the writing on the wall, 
South 4 steps, West 10 Steps, do it and you should be 
facing the wall on the opposite end.  Press X and a rock 
will fall.  The other rock will fall if you check the back 
of the pillars, use that rock as a stepping stone to get 
on top of the middle pillar, jump up from there and 
another rock will fall down and all you have to do is push 
them into the hole.  That will trigger the rocks outside, 
and the rocks will form a stepping stone for you to get 
across the gorge.

Note-you must read all the notes on the wall in order to 
let the rock fall.  Each time you something important, Fei 
will say something to you.

Continue going, and you will be in at a lake, and the 
ledge is small and your gears are fat, so get out of your 
gear to get pass.  You will enter a room and there is trap 
door around, I forgot where the first two is, but they are 
located in the middle section, so just stay on the side 
and you will be fine, jump to get across for the treasures 
along the way.  After grabbing the treasure along the way, 
you will eventually be at a dead, stay in the middle 
section and walk back, and you will fall into a trap door 
(you must fall).  As soon as you start falling hold the 
direction button towards east, hold on to it and you will 
get into a small secret passage (it's not that secret, if 
you don't find it, you can't keep going).  Keep going and 
you will be at some kind of platform or something.  When 
you get on the platform, spikes will fall from the 
ceiling.  Stay in the middle of platform, and you will be 
fine.  When the spikes stop falling, jump on top and it 
will take you to another room.  The next room requires you 
do a little math (oh no), the water level can be different 
from level 0 to level 10.  Right now the water level is at 
10, the two switches on the floor let you change the 
amount of water to be poured in, or poured out.  It can be 
7 or 3, and the two switches on the wall let you pour in 
and pour out water.  You are trying to get water level to 
5. 

For those of you who are lazy, or who are mathematically 
challenged, here is what you do to get pass the math 
puzzle. 

Drop the water level by 7, now the water level is 3.

Add 3 to it, now it's at level 6.

Add 3 to it again, now it's at level 9.

Drop the level by 7 again, it's now at level 2.

Added 3 to it and you get 5.

This will drain the lake and you can get to the Relic room 
further down.  Save on the way, since there is always a 
boss fight after something good happenes to you.  Don't 
forget to grab the Ether Doubler in the lake, it's a must 
get even if you already have gotten one back in Nisan.  On 
the way back in the tunnel, get the treasure in there too.  
the ledge to the relic room is tiny again, so get out of 
your gears to get across.

Rico gets his new gear, and someone attacks you (duh, what 
you expecting? Getting a fun party for your new gear? Of 
course there will be a boss fight).  And guess who is 
attacking you, your old friend Hammar.  Hammar has finally 
gotten true power, he is showing you a thing or two now, 
so be careful this time.


Boss#53: Hammar
HP: 48000
Exp: 348174
Specialty: Gel Breath, Self Modification, Tail Sting 
Treasure: Trader's Card (if killed)

Your old friend Hammar is back, he looks different, in 
fact he is no longer weak, he can wipe out your whole 
party.  Hammar isn't that hard, but if you want the 
Trader's Card, you have to beat him.  You can just escape, 
but Trader's Card can be found only by beating Hammar.  So 
here is what you do, have Fei level up to level 70 in the 
dungeon before you solve the puzzle, which mean Fei have 
Kokei deathblow, that allows him to use Kishin skill at 
level infinity, then pick two fast character, Citan and 
Emeralda are good choices.  Then equip Holy Pendent on 
both of them if you have two, if you only got one, you can 
just equip on any of them.  First turn on booster and have 
Fei do System Id, and hit Hammar with Kishin 3 times, that 
should do around 20000 damage while your other character 
turn on booster and charging to attack level 3.  Then just 
keep hitting Hammar a few more times, when he gets hit for 
30000 damage he will grow red.  That will then leave you 
around 2 turns for Fei, and 3 turns for Citan and Emeralda 
to kill Hammar, you should have at least Citan or Emeralda 
at level infinity, and booster on for everyone.  Then 
quickly attack Hammar with the level infinity character, 
and let Fei use System Id, Fei should get in 1 or 2 hits, 
while your level infinity character should get in at least 
2, that means around 13000 damage, that leaves another 
5000 HP for Hammar.  Your last character that didn't get 
level infinity should use his or her level 3 attack, that 
should do over 5000 damage and hopefully you killed Hammar 
before he blows up.  Remember to save, if you die, just 
start all over again, and with Holy Pendent equipped, 
level infinity lasts for 6 turns, and that should help you 
win this fight.  Another thing is when you get the 
Trader's Card, equip it, it will give you treasures to 
almost all fights from now on.


*Note, the Trader's Card is probably the most important 
item in the game.  Correction, Trader's Card is the most 
important item in the game.  Because not only it is a 
great piece of item, you'll need this to get other very 
important items.


After the fight, Hammar fades into the darkness, I really 
feel sad for Hammar, why he got to be evil.  Get ready now 
for some more scenes, quite a few, around after half an 
hour or so, you will face another boss.  Select your gears 
and start the fight.


Boss#54: Deus
HP: 40000
Exp: 363345
Specialty: HP Cut, halves all HP
Treasure: none

This battle is very easy, remember don't attack Deus, if 
you do, he heals for a whooping 160000.  First equip 
something like a Frame HP30 before the battle, and then 
just charge your fuel during the fight.  Deus will 
sometimes do a special move that halves everyone's HP, 
including his own.  His normal attacks do around 1000 to 
3000 damage, don't worry about that, just keep your HP 
above 6000 and keep charging your fuel.  When Deus gets to 
5000 HP, meaning he used HP Cut 3 times, attack with your 
Weltell 2's System Id, and Kishin, that should kill him, 
if you don't want to risk that (meaning your Weltell don't 
deal over 5000 damage), just wait another time then 
attack.  This battle requires a lot of patience, it helps 
if you bring Chu-Chu along, equip her with the Ether 
Doubler and Life Stone, and she can heal your gears with 
her spell for 5000 or so, that's more than enough for this 
fight.  I truly believe this is the only time where Chu-
Chu is even a bit useful.  Overall, not a hard fight if 
you are patient enough.

Anyway, there will be more scenes and Elly will get 
kidnapped by Ramsus.  Guess what, Fei to the rescue.  On 
the way, the elements came along, and since you both are 
going for the same thing, you decide to help each other.  
Once you picked your team you will fall into the Merkerva.  
Now get ready for the hardest battle in the game against 
Ramsus and Miang for the final time.  


The door to the right will lead to Johnny the Merchant, 
upgrade everything on your gears (a must) and get anything 
else you want, save and go ahead for the fight.  Unlike 
FF7 when you can level up as much as you want before 
taking on Ruby Weapon or Emerald Weapon, you will be 
facing Amphysvena and Opiomorph at a rather low level (you 
should be at level 60 or higher).  However, Amphysvena and 
Opiomorph have reasonable HP, when Ruby and Emerald each 
have over 1 million, not to mention the both of them can 
hit you every turn for an unreasonable 9999 damage.


Boss#55: Amphysvena 
HP: 28000
Exp: 190000
Specialty: Wave #3 Demiser, Blaze Pose, Terra Flare
Treasure: Golden Vest

Ramsus again, this is the last time you have to fight him, 
and he is ready to take you out.  This fight is extremely 
hard, first go east to upgrade your gears and equip Frame 
HP30 and 2 Ether Ar+3 for all three of your gears, then go 
fight Ramsus.  When the fight starts, Ramsus will reduce 
everyone HP to 1, and he usually gets the first turn, just 
heal and start killing before he use Wave #3 Demiser 
again.  Fei should do System Id and attack with Kishin and 
your other character use 30 fuel and level 1 attacks.  
Don't use booster, you have another fight coming up, just 
keep hitting, after Id Power is gone, just use 30 fuel and 
level one attacks with Fei.  You need to kill him before 
he uses Wave #3 Demiser again.  And if he does use Wave #3 
Demiser again, don't heal on your supporting characters, 
just heal Fei.  Even if the two characters dies, they will 
be revived again next fight with a few thousand HP.  

You think this is a hard fight, wait for 2 minutes and see 
what's coming for you.  You know that Ramsus is always 
with Miang, and yes, Miang will be your next boss.  

Boss#56: Opiomorph
HP: 25000
Exp: 190000
Specialty: Wave#4 Devastator
Treasure: Executioner's Gown

Miang is the hardest boss in the game, after your tough 
fight with Ramsus, you are low on both fuel and HP.  All 
of your character should be around 5000 HP, and 3000+ 
fuel.  This fight is very tricky, first use System Id and 
hit Miang once, then attack with one of your other 
character, which ever one has the higher level infinity 
percentage.  And then just charge your Weltell 2 and other 
gears.  After Miang do her Devastator, go attack again 
with your supporting characters but not with Fei, they 
should only attack once.  After Miang do her Devastator 
again, just charge fuel and attack again with your 
supporting characters.  One of them should be now at level 
3, the other one at level two, during this turn on System 
Id for Fei.  After Miang do her Devastator, attack once 
with Fei and once with your character that have only 2 
attack levels.  Then just let Fei charge again, Fei should 
have at least 1500 fuel left since you charge with System 
Id on.  Then if you have the chance turn on your booster 
for everyone, if you don't, just forget about it, also 
turn on System Id again for Fei.  Now at least 1 of your 
character should be in level infinity, if not, just attack 
with level 3.  Fei should able to get in at least 1 
Kishin, and your supporting character each with a level 3 
or level infinity.  That should kill off Miang, if that 
don't kill her, her Devastator will do over 9999 damage to 
all of your gears.  If you are at 7000 HP when your start 
the fight, you can use 3 hit between Miang's Devastators, 
if not, only attack her twice during your turn.  The more 
you attack her, the stronger her attack is to you, and if 
you take too long, she will start doing her Wave#4 
Devastator every turn, so don't wait too long.  It's okay 
you die, it took me 2 tries the first time I played, this 
is the hardest boss in the game.  Think this as Ruby 
Weapon in FF7, maybe not, since Ruby is much more harder 
and also Ruby Weapon seems just a bit too powerful.  (You 
realize that Ruby got 1,000,000 HP and he counter against 
everything with Ultima.  I have to use Knight of the Round 
link with MP Turbo 12 times to kill him.  There is a half 
hour alone with the casting time for Knight of the Round.  
Also most regular attack will only deal 1/10 of the 
regular damage against Ruby.)

After the fight there will be a long scene, again.  
However, Elly will leave your party from here and she will 
not return.  I am not going to spoil anything for you, so 
just watch the scenes.  After about almost half a hour, 
you will be given the chance to save and get ready for 
your new gear and another boss fight.

You remember when Bart was killed by Id back in Disk one, 
you are about to fight Id's gear and get your revenge.

Boss#57: Id
HP: 20000
Exp: 300000
Specialty: Blaze Rush
Treasure: none

Id is piece of cake compare to you have gone through with 
Ramsus and Miang.  Just turn on booster and use 30 fuel 
and level one attack, Id will die pretty fast (what happen 
to Kishin, she use that move on Bart, what happen to it 
now).  This fight, you can't use your Omnigear, you have 
to use your Hemidal and Brigandier, etc, surprisingly they 
all have level infinity, they look weird, but it might be 
worth it to see Hemidal doing level infinity with a sword.

After you kicked butt, Fei will be back in your party with 
a new killer gear, Xenogears.  The Disk one final boss 
Grahf or whatever he really is right now will fight in you 
in his gear, and True Weltell is piece of junky metal 
compared to Alpha Weltell a few hours earlier.

Boss#58: True Weltell
HP: 15000
Exp: 198000
Specialty: Super Guided Shot
Treasure: none

This is another easy fight, Xenogears can get level 
infinity in four turns, so get it and see your new moves.  
True Weltell is weak so don't worry about it, 2 level 
infinity can do him in, his attack will deal less than 
1000 damage to you.


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                Snow Field Hideout
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Treasure: 
Speed Shoes, 
Hercules Ring (x2), 
Kijin Sword, 
Vivid Turban,
Wizardary Ring, 
Yamato Belt, 
Mermaid Ring, 
Hero Costume, 
Emerlda Jr Doll 

After the scene, get ready for some FMV, and lot more 
boring scenes.  After the long scenes you will finally get 
to go back on the world map again, however before you 
leave, pick up some things first.  I hope I saved your 
money, because you are going to need it.  First go to the 
gear shop and upgrade everything except everyone's gear 
armor, and Maria plus Rico's gear Frame, there are better 
ones later.  Just the 8000 fuel engine can make you go 
bankrupt, so if you don't got enough money, just come back 
later.  You will see a guy stand right next to a bunch of 
birds, talk to him and he will sell you the birds.  
However the birds fly away as soon as you buy them, you 
been ripped off.  Now that the birds are gone, you can 
take the elevator they occupied and get the treasures.  
Down the elevator is the old Chu-Chu room, and there will 
have a lot of treasures, check each desk for all the 
treasures.  Now you go back up and take the narrow door 
near the gear shop, it will take you to the gear hangar.  
The man at the end will upgrade your Kishin Sword to Kijin 
Sword, but first you have to unequip it.  After you are 
done go explore, in one room you will see Midori and Dan, 
talk to Midori and if you got Midori Ring from back in 
Disk one, she will give you a Hercules Ring.  In another 
hallway, you will meet a man, he will take the Mermaid 
Tear you got and make it into a Mermaid Ring.  In a dirt 
or rock tunnel you will meet a man, he will dig for you if 
you pay him with a Gold Nugget, then come back later and 
he will ask for a Gold Bullion.  Eventually he will find 
the music juke box and now you can play music for 100Gs 
everytime.  Another room has Hans, the first mate of 
Thames, talk to him and you will get to see a scene, the 
Captain of Thames will come out and do his Man of the Sea 
and he will tell you about the secret of Duneman's Isle.  
The little girl in pink cloth will play you a card game 
like the ones you've played back on Thames, and if you win 
you will get Emerlda Jr Doll.  I have been emailed with 
information about getting Elly Jr Doll from her by beating 
her twice in a row without leaving the room.  I beat her 6 
times in a row and I've only gotten one Doll, so I don't 
know if the information is correct or not. In the snow 
hallway, go up the stairs in the hallway near the man, you 
will see Queen Zephar, she will be standing alone in the 
snow and you will see a very disturbing scene with Ramsus.  
Damn… I really believed that Ramsus will join you from 
that scene.

Now that you are done with everything, go outside and get 
in your Yggdrasil.

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                  Tora's House
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Treasure: 
Goddess Robe, 
Manly Mantle

Tora's house is located in the forest to the north/east of 
Snowfield Hideout, go in and talk to Tora and he will give 
you two good piece of armor.  In that forest you can find 
a creature look like a white snail or white shaggy dog, 
these monster will leave behind Speed Shoes with Trader's 
Card equipped, however they are quite rare.  

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                   Light House
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Treasure: 
Deathblower 1, 
Deathblower 2, 
Deathblower 3, 
G-God Father, 
Z-Charger, 
Survival Tent, 


The lighthouse is located in the middle of the map, it 
won't show on the map but you can see the lighthouse if 
you fly low.  Remember to bring Emerlda with you since 
this concerns her.  After you go down, Fei will say 
something everytime you can go into a house.  Almost every 
house contains some kind of treasure, in one room you will 
see Big Joe and he will have a gear and item shop, buy 
from him.  The four treasure chests in the room will be 
filled again once you exit the room, get in and get out to 
get all the money you need by selling the items.  Further 
down the town and Fei will say something when you get near 
a big opening, get out your gear and enter the underground 
subway.  Once you get in, keep going down until you see a 
subway cart, inside is a Z-Charger, get that and go 
upstairs.  Once you get up, Emerlda will grow to a grown 
woman from a child (her stats improves more, too, 
everytime she levels up).  That is about all you can do 
here, after getting all the treasures here, leave for 
Duneman's Isle. 


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                   Duneman's Isle
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Treasure: 
Yamato Sword, 
Kingly Armor, 
God-Father

Duneman's Isle is located near Bart's Hideout, you will 
see a big island with small patches of grass.  You can 
only land on the grass, go in and you will asked to leave.  
Answer no and you will fight some Duneman, kill them and 
you will able to wonder around.  It seems to be just blank 
desert in all directions, but it's not.  First go four 
screens to the east and you will be in a big desert 
opening, go north two screens and you will see some fish, 
don't follow the fish, but go another screen north, you 
will see a big skeleton.  Climb up the skeleton to get 
Yamato Sword, go back south and head west and you will be 
at a sand fall.  There are two treasure chests, grab one 
this time and follow the directions to get the second one 
after you fall.  After you fall, you will fight against 
Wurm, the boss that Grahf left behind when you first 
gotten Weltell.  Since regular attack don't work against 
Wurm, use your Ether attack.  Guided Shot, Heavenly Cent, 
etc all works.

However before you go, walk around and you will eventually 
run into a random fight against Dragon.

Boss#59: Dragon
HP: 20000
Exp: 105000
Specialty: Dragon Breathe
Treasure: 
Blessed Helm, 
Blessed Habit, 
Death Adder, 
Mumyo Sword, 
Kasier Helm, 
Slayer's Robe

The dragon isn't really a boss, but I put him here because 
he is first of all very hard, second of all he gives out 
the best equipment in the game, and third a lot of 
experience points.  This Dragon can be only found in 
Duneman's Isle, west of Bart's old hideout.  Walk around 
and you will eventually get to fight Dragon.  The Dragon's 
Dragon Breathe deals around 600 plus damage to your 
characters, and that will probably wipe out your whole 
party.  There is two way to win this fight, one is buy 
some HP Drives and use it on someone to get their HP over 
700, so they can survive the Breathe.  The other way is 
get 3 Speed Shoes, have Fei get killed and just get his HP 
above 50 with a Hob Jerky, equip Power Crisis on Fei and 
have Fei do his Kokei or Yamikei on the Dragon.  Use 
Citan's XX combo, and your other character's XX combo, the 
Elemental deathblows heals dragon so don't use it.  Have 
your least useful character equip the Trader's Card, so 
you can get something after the battle.  You get the 
following items from the Dragon.  Mumyo Sword is the best 
sword in the game for Citan.  Death Adder is the best Whip 
for Bart.  Blessed Helm and Blessed Habit is the best 
equipment for your girls, and Kasier Helm is the Helmet, 
and Slayer Robe is one of the best armor for your male 
characters.  Emerlda and Billy's 7ap deathblows works 
here, but Billy's Ether gun will heal the Dragon and 
Emerlda's Dark Beast won't hit the Dragon, so use Recount 
instead. 

After this, there isn't much of anything left to do.  You 
can go battling in Kislev for Prizes, and the two Anima 
Dungeons are still around.  So get money, level up, 
upgrade your gears, and buy anything you want then get 
ready for the final dungeon.

I suggest to have the following items:

GR50 (x6)
Z-Charger (x2)
Speed Shoe (x3)
Holy Pendent
Frame HP30 (x3)

All gear upgrades, 8000 Fuel Engines, best Gear Frames, your 
choice of Armor.

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                     Merkerva
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Merkerva has some of the toughest enemies around, when 
going around have all your gears equiped with either Anti-
Angel System or Angel Ar+1, Halo and other Angel attack 
will deal 9999 damage, and with only a Angel Ar, you will 
still suffer 8000 or so damage.

The Merkerva allows an auto map, push select to use it.  

The Merkerva is located in the middle of the map, you bump 
into it with your Yggdrasil, you see a big silver thing 
sticking out the ground.

The first part is like a bee hive, you are trying to get 
to the top right corner.  The different color stands for 
the height of the ground.  It's easy to get there, just 
follow the map.  A save point is near the exit. 

The next part is your gears falling down, and you have to 
avoid beams.  I just left my controller alone, meaning I 
didn't move at all, I just let the gears fall, and I 
didn't get hit by any of the beams, talk about luck.

The next part is quite hard, your goal is to jump down the 
center hole.  The map shows a light color shaded white 
line, it means you can move the rail.  Most of the 
elevator has something on top, if you push it you can 
change the direction of the rail.  The whole point is to 
connect the rails to lead you to the middle.  The two main 
connection has a green beam on top of the elevator, one is 
located north/west of the center, the other one is a bit 
further south/east.

Eventually you will pass this part (sorry, but this part 
is extremely hard to explain), and you will jump down the 
center.  Time to dodge to the beams again, and sorry, this 
time you have to move to dodge the beams.  I just left the 
gears alone, since you will get to save and heal once this 
parts ends anyway.

Now you are back at where you took on Ramsus and Miang, 
Johnny the Merchant is still there, allowing you to leave 
and heal.  Don't leave, meaning if you leave you will have 
to start all over again from the start of the dungeon.  

Once you got everything prepared go for the final boss, 
don't forget to save.

Final Boss

There are actually 6 different bosses, 2 of them you can't 
avoid, the other four you can skip but they each hold a 
ability for Deus when you fight him.  For example you beat 
all four sub bosses and Deus can only have 48000 HP, and 
barely any special moves, if you just go straight to Deus, 
he will have 84000 HP, and four very powerful moves.  So 
just reserve 3 of your best characters and fight with the 
rest of your party.  The whole point is kill off as many 
sub bosses as you can before going to Deus.  

Harlute - Blue
Marlute - Yellow
Metatron - Gray
Sundel - Pink

Each sub boss is like a ball of light, they gives off 
different color, then you can choose which one to fight, 
the order you want to battle them and so on.  A Blue 
crystal is there to allow you to change characters 
whenever you want to.

Boss#60: Harlute
HP: 45000
Exp: 1
Specialty: Heavenly Annointment
Treasure: none

Harlute is one of the harder sub bosses, his special move 
is Heavenly Annointment, it cause different effects on 
your gears, but don't worry much about it.  He only has 
45000 HP, so have your gears equiped with Speed Shoes and 
GR50, and just hit him with your 30 fuel and level 1 
attack, it should only take a couple of turns, and you 
should still have most of your HP, and over 7000 fuel.  
Every few turns, Harlute will freeze two of your 
characters, then you would only able to attack with one, 
just hit him with 30 fuel attacks and wait for level 
infinity.

Boss#61: Marlute
HP: 54000
Exp: 1
Specialty: Fuel Drain
Treasure: none

Marlute is another hard boss, and it is like a piece of 
rug on the ground.  You can only use regular attack, you 
can't hit him with your gear skills, but you can still 
deal a lot of damage, like 30 fuel attacks deals around 
4000 damage with a GR50 equiped.  One thing bad about this 
battle is he drains your fuel, you probably want to fight 
him last, or if you are in bad shape not to fight him at 
all.  If you go in with 5000 fuel, you can come out with 
as low as 2000 fuel left after the battle.  Another way to 
deal with Marlute is use Omega100 engine, and a Z-Charger, 
you charge twice, you have full fuel.  Overall Marlute is 
easy, try to fight him last, or just have Chu-Chu in your 
team, Chu-Chu can deal almost 4000 damage with her X 
button attack.  Marlute has a super attack that deal 7000 
damage to all your gears, so watch out for that, keep your 
character's HP above 8000 and you will be fine.

Boss#62: Metatron
HP: 45000
Exp: 1
Specialty: Earthly Annointment
Treasure: none

Metatron is a rather hard boss (probably the hardest out 
of all), but this is a simple battle, he hit you, you hit 
him, whoever last longer wins.  Metatron has some powerful 
attacks but you shouldn't give him the chance to abuse it.  
Just have GR50, Speed Shoes, and hit him hard with your 30 
fuel and level one skills, if one of your character is at 
10000 HP, have that gear saves its level for level 
infinity.  I would recommend you to fight Metatron either 
first or second, cause the most he can do is just damage, 
Chu-Chu can heal your gears with EP next battle.  

Boss#63: Sundel
HP: 54000
Exp: 1
Specialty: Heal, Counter
Treasure: none

Sundel is the probably the hardest out of the four bosses, 
at the start of the battle it will choose one of your 
gear, whenever that gear attacks, Sundel will counter for 
6000 damage to all your gears, and Sundel will sometime 
heal for 10000.  So basically all you do is have the two 
other gears attack and wait for level infinity, when you 
get level infinity, attack it.  It helps if you equip a 
Holy Pendent for this battle, Speed Shoes and GR50 are 
also useful for this fight.  This is fight takes a lot of 
patience, but I recommend you to take out this bosses, it 
allows Deus to heal if you don't kill it, and Deus really 
abuse his Healing a lot, and Deus heals for a whooping 
20000 almost once every 3 turns.

Before going to Deus, I really think you should at least 
take out Sundel, Marlute, and Harlute.  Sundel and Harlute 
is the two harder one, Marlute is rather easy so at least 
take out Marlute and either Sundel and Harlute.

Boss#64: Deus
HP: Depends on how many sub bosses you killed. Differs 
from 84000-48000
Exp: 0
Specialty: Starry Night, Halve HP, Ultimate Break, Cosmic 
Crush
Treasure: none

This is actually an easy battle, even if Deus have 84000 
HP, and he can heal himself.  Remember to equip like this, 
Fei (Xenogears) Speed Shoes, Holy Pendent, GR50X2, and 
Frame HP30, the other two characters (best with Siezbehn, 
Fenrir, or El Stier) should each have Speed Shoes, GR50s 
and Frame HP30 or 50.  Just let your two supporting 
character attack with 30 fuel and level one skills, have 
Xenogears save up for level infinity.  With Holy Pendent 
equiped, Xenogears have 6 level infinity turns, take 
advantage of that.  6 Kishin should take away a large 
portion of Deus's HP, your supporting characters should do 
Deus in with their attacks.  Don't worry much about 
healing, Xenogears, and most of your other Omnigears have 
pretty high HP, they should last long enough to kill Deus, 
if not just heal once.  Deus packs quite a few strong 
attacks, Starry Night, Comic Crush, and Ultimate Break are 
all cool looking moves that deals quite some damage.  At 
the beginning of the battle, Deus' hands will fly off, 
they will counter attack all attacks that connected 
against Deus.  Don't worry too much about this, the damage 
they deal isn't high, as long as you have Speed Shoes on, 
the battle should be done before Deus can break out any 
more than 2 of his super powered attacks.

After the long fight with a pretty decent looking boss 
with some cook moves, you will be shown some scenes.  Then 
everyone's gear is not responding, and only Xenogears is 
still under Fei's control.  Then Fei goes off fighting 
against the last final boss.  

(Same thing is FF7, Cloud going up against Sephroith one 
vs one.  Finishing Sep off with Omni-Slash, a beyond evil 
20 Slash combo each dealing up to 9000 damage for me with 
Ultimate Weapon and 9999 HP!)

After reaching the outer space Deus and finding Elly, Fei gets 
in his gear and prepare for the final battle.

Boss#65: Urobolus
HP: 50000
Exp: 0
Specialty: Serpent Tail
Treasure: none

You fight this battle one-on-one with Xenogears.  Urobolus 
is easy since you have full HP and fuel when you fight 
her.  I serious doubt that you will lose here, Urobolus' 
regluar attack only deals around 1000 damage, so nothing 
to worry about there.  You on the other hand have the 
world strongest gear, or you can say after 4 turns, hell 
turn lose with your level infinity, the fight should end 
after a few level infinity attacks.  Then the funny part 
comes, how come Xenogears fly that high?  And why is 
everyone naked?  The battle is in gears so too bad for all 
of you sick people out there, just charge your attack 
level and use Kishin.  Urobolus is easy, but her strongest 
attack can do around 8000 damage, so keep your HP above 
10000 just in case.  

After the fight, sit back and enjoy the 30 minute anime 
ending, the voice-over are terrible, Citan looks kind of 
weird, and Bart have a really funny voice, Chu-Chu looks 
really funny, and yes, Elly is back.  So enjoy…

I've heard about a possible Xenogears 2 on Playstation 2 
when it comes out year 2001, really hope and want to check 
this sequel or prequel to Xenogears.

Part Five: FAQs

How do you learn deathblows?

The best way to learn deathblows is not to use deathblows 
in battles, but sometimes when the bar is in 99% and it 
isn't moving at all, doing a deathblow might actually 
trigger something and you can learn the deathblow.  So 
whatever you do, just don't keep doing the same move over 
and over again, switch around, play with the buttons, and 
than you can learn to deathblows you want to.  E.g. you 
trying to learn deathblow  T,T,S,X, fight against enemy by 
doing this pattern as if it's a deathblow, if the 
deathblow bar is stuck or not increasing after a few 
fights (usually it's probably at 95+ %), try using 
deathblows you already learned.


How do you get more skills for your gears?

Get more deathblows, play with your character outside 
their gear.  The more deathblows you have, the more skills 
your Gears have.


Where is the best place to level up?

The last dungeon where you fought Ramsus and Miang in 
their gears (the last time you have to fight them).  Going 
through the place will hopefully level up all three of 
your character from as many as 5-6 levels each.  But you 
can't save in the dungeon other than all the way at the 
end, take your time in the lower circular place.  Remember 
to put on your Hercules Ring, and look for the Power 
Serph, they give 75,000 experience per battle to one 
character with Hercules Ring, 50,000 without the Ring. 

Also the Dragon in Duneman's Isle is also a good choice, 
since it's easier to save and you can also get some good 
equipments.

How do I get a lot of money at the end of the game?  I 
don't have enough for GR50s from Big Joe.

Equip your Trader's Card, and get any three characters 
with just average gear part.  Go to the Anima Dungeon 2, 
the place where you fight Hammar.  The Cloaker Tribe there 
will leave 6 scales with beaten.  6 scales=12,000Gs, you 
have to sell it at the blue crystal in Kislev.  This is 
one way to get money, probably the best way, since you get 
both heavy money, and semi high experience.  There is also 
other ways to get money, like battling the Kislev.  Get 
BPs and get the Dolls, they sell for 50,000Gs each.  And 
you also get money when you beat the computer each time, 
it differs from 250Gs, to 1000Gs depending on how well you 
did during the battle.  Another way to get money is going 
to the Snowfield Hideout (crashed Shevat).  Equip your 
Trader's Card and fight in the snowfield.  You will find 
Neo Tears and Neo Gimmick, they leave Gold equipments, 
they sell for a good few thousand Gs each.  But sometimes 
you won't find them at all, you just fight boring Golems 
all the time.


What is the best character team and gear team?

The best character team in my opinion is Fei, Citan and 
Emerlda.  Fei is forced upon you, so no choice there.  
Citan gets some cool moves once he gets his sword, his 
Crystal Water do as much damage as Fei's Kokei.  Citan 
also have very good speed, he can three turn for Fei's 
two.  The last slot is used for Emerlda, one of the reason 
is because her Magic, she is the only one in the game 
other than Elly that have useful attacking magic.  Her 
speed is also very good, almost as fast as Citan.  She 
also has a Darkness Elemental Deathblow, Dark Beast is a 
pretty good move.  Also other people might think about 
using Bart and Billy, they can be good, but Emerlda is 
faster and more useful, just remember to get drives to 
boost her defense.  You can also use Billy to replace 
Emerlda, if your Billy is at a higher level then you 
Emerlda.  Billy is good for fighting character size 
bosses, since he got an entire team's healing spell and a 
reviving spell.

The best gear party is Xenogears, Fenrir and Siezbehn, 
however, El Steir can be used to replce Siezbehn if you 
like it better.  


How do I get good equipment for my team?

Go through the game, the second disk contains all the best 
equipment of the game, other than Power Crisis, Long Dark 
Coat, Life Stone, Holy Pendent, Ecomether and Chu-Chu 
Doll.  Everything else is pretty worthless from Disk one.

The other things you must pick up are Trader's Card from 
Hammar, Kishin Sword from the G Elements, traded in for a 
Kijin Sword (Citan's best gear sword).  

Once you can roam around freely in disk two, go to the 
small desert-island next to Bart's Old Hideout.  You can 
only land in the small green part on the tip of the 
island, after you go in you will fight some sandman, beat 
them then you can go around the place.  There is a very 
good enemy to fight here, Dragon (gear size).  The Dragon 
leaves behind some of the best equipment in the game, 
especially for the female party members.  I once got a 
Slayer's Robe from him, but that might be just a glitch in 
my game (no one else got the Slayer's Robe from him except 
me? Why? Is it because of something I did early on in the 
game?)  Duneman's Isle also has the best armor for your 
guys which is Kingly Armor and Billy's God Father gun.  
The Dragon is also found in the Light Tower, but he only 
leaves behind Dervish Dress.  

Tora also give you two good piece of armor, find him at 
his house.  

The best gear equipments are gotten from the Gear Shop in 
Snowfield Hideout and Big Joe's Gear Shop in the 
underground Lighthouse.  Big Joe's shop contains the best 
gear part GR50, because it adds 300-400 or even more 
output to your gear.  It also contains the Z-Charger, I 
found it useful, but my friends said it worthless, oh 
well.  So basically all you need is 2 GR50s, and a Frame 
HP30.  Frame HP50, Frame HP70 and Frame HP90 are all 
useless since you won't need to heal that much, and it 
wastes a lot of fuel.  

One of the best equipments in the game is Speed Shoes, 
they double your speed in character, and automatically 
puts your gear in booster for free.  So get three pairs of 
these, one is found in old Chu-Chu's room in Snowfield 
Hideout (check walkthrough).  You must get the two other 
from a monster you fight in the forest where Tora lives 
(Trader's Card is required for this).  The monster is like 
a white shaggy dog type of thing, they are seen more often 
in disk one, but they are now quite rare in disk two.  But 
if you fight in the forest long enough, you will 
eventually bump into them.  The fights are extremely easy, 
and the enemy is just plain rare.


Who is the best character in the game?

This depends a lot on who you like and what kind of team 
you are building.  Most people think Citan is the best 
character, he probably is until level 80 and above.  But 
then it won't really matter anymore.  Also Chu-Chu can be 
very strong from Drives, I spent at least 20 of each drive 
on her.  And yes, my Chu-Chu can kill your Chu-Chu.  But 
this is just a waste of time, I would really recommend 
just using the drives on someone else who needs it more, 
like Emerlda for Defense, Billy for HP, and Rico for 
Speed.  I used a friend's Game Shark to boost my Chu-Chu 
by getting free Drives, so basically it's just a cheat, 
not recommended.


How do I get the Trader's Card from Hammar?  He always 
blows up before I can finish him?

First thing you do is equip a Holy Pendent (obtained from 
Billy when he joined, or brought from Nisan the first time 
you visited it), and save up your level 3 for level 
infinity.  First have Fei do his System Id, and use all 
three turns on hitting Hammar.  Then waits for another 
character to get level infinity, have booster turned on 
from start of the game.  Once one of your characters gets 
level infinity, have both him and Fei attack with level 
infinity until Hammar turns red.  By then all three 
characters should have level infinity, if not just do your 
most powerful attack.  This should kill Hammar, if not, 
then reset and just try again.  Holy Pendent allows your 
character to spend double time in level infinity, but it 
doesn't work for System Id.  Now you finish off Hammar, 
you get Trader's Card.  I note here that the Trader's Card 
leads to almost 50% of the best items possible to you.  
(Check the walkthrough for more information on beating 
Hammar).


How do I beat Ramsus (Amphysvena) and Miang (Opiomorph) in 
Merkerva?

First upgrade everything you can in the shop to the right 
of the save crystal.  Then equip all three characters with 
Frame HP30s, and two Ether Ar+3.  Ramsus will reduce your 
HP to 1, just heal right away, turn on booster and beat 
the hell out of him before he use the Wave 3 Demiser 
again.  Fei's System Id should be used, three level 
infinity and hits from your other character should able to 
kill Ramsus, if not, just hit him with everything you got 
(booster is very important for the battle).  After the 
fight you should have at least 2000 plus fuel left for 
everyone.  Don't worry about your HP, as long as it's 
above 2000.  Miang's attack power will change depending on 
how much you attacked her, so only attack her twice (maybe 
three times, but it might deal some damage to you) during 
each of her attack.  Fei will turn on System Id, and hit 
Opiomorph once, then Fei should spend the next two turns 
charging fuel.  Opiomorph's Wave #4 Devastator will damage 
from 0 to as many as 11000 (I attack her 7 times in a row, 
she hit me back for 11000), so never ever keep attacking 
her non-stop.  Unless you are sure you can kill her 25,000 
HP before she use her Wave #4 Devastator).  One character 
should be equipped with Holy Pendent, have him attack and 
have your other character just charge fuel.  Don't turn on 
booster because you will run out of fuel.  If you have 
more than 2000 plus fuel for Fei after he use his first 
System Id, heal once, so Fei should at around 7000 HP (he 
can than stand Miang's attack for at least one turn).  
Have your character with Holy Pendent attack until he or 
she gets level infinity (that shouldn't take long since 
they should be at low HP, that gives a better chance of 
getting level infinity).  When he or she gets it, wait for 
Miang to attack you once.  And when she finish attacking, 
have all your character attack, including the character 
that wasn't attacking at first.  Fei with two System Id 
Kishin should deal around 10,000 damage, your supporting 
character with level infinity should also deal almost that 
much.  That should kill off Opiomorph with your last 
character dealing 2000 or so damage.  This is the hardest 
battle in the whole game, so don't feel down when you die, 
just try again.  Also don't take too long charging, after 
about 10 turns or so, Miang will attack every single turn 
and her attack and ether power won't go down.  

*Note have someone equip with Trader's Card, you get a 
Golden Vest from Ramsus when you win.  Although you can 
get the Golden Vest later on if you equip the Trader's 
Card from fighting against Neo Tears in the Snow Field 
(random encounter).


How do I beat Calamity? And Redrum? 

Everyone found Calamity hard to beat, he gave me barely 
any trouble.  I beat him with Fei at level 16, and Bart at 
level 15.  I just turn on booster and keep hitting him 
with T, S combos.  And I cast Wild Smile on him once every 
5 turns.  Calamity isn't too hard unless you are totally 
new to the game (check out walkthrough for more info on 
beating Calamity and other boss).

Redrum however is much harder, but I never lost fighting 
against him.  Just bring along a lot of Zetosols, two 28 
ap combos should kill him.  He shouldn't give you too much 
trouble, just keep everyone alive and never waste turns, 
always deal some kind of damage against him.  Remember to 
do the 28 AP combo at the same time so Murder and Fire 
Rain don't heal him first.


I have some deathblows at 100, how come I can't learn it 
yet?

Most high level Deathblows requires a certain level before 
you can learn it.  Just level up and you will be able to 
use it.  Like Fei's last deathblows Yamaiki needs level 80 
before you can learn it.  Only some Deathblows have a 
level requirement, those are mostly on 7AP, most lower 
levels ones don't.


What is the point of Big Joe's gear engines (with 1000 
fuel)?

The engine has a high output, it means you have high 
attack power.  However you can't heal with this engine, 
other than Frame HP10.  But you only heal for 2000 with 
Emerlda, which is pretty useless, however with Z-Charger, 
you can heal once every 3 turns.  The only use of the 
Omega100 Engine is equip 2 GR50 and a Deathblower 1, every 
2 turns, you deal 9999 damage.


My friend said you can heal with this engine (with Frame 
HP30 or Frame HP50)?

Your friend is tripping, I though you could at first too, 
but I checked it out later and you can't.  It will be too 
good if you can, think 2 GR50 with a Omega 1000 engine 
means almost 2000 plus output, it's the double the output 
of Yggdrasil IX Super Dimension Gear.


How is the stat boost after each battle determined when you 
level up?

I think the stat boost during level ups are random, I tried 
out various ways to level up my character, and so far, I 
haven't seen any patterns yet.  So, it's safe for me to say 
that it's totally random.  However, once the character reaches 
max level, the stats will reach the max for level ups.  
Further stat boost can still be achieved through Drives.


Part 4: Credits

First off I thank SquareSoft for making this game.  I had 
some fun with it.  Well at least for the first two times I 
played it, I just got a very short attention span.  

Secondly, I want to thank GameFAQs.com for posting up my 
guide.  CjayC, thanks a lot, you are providing one heck of a 
game site for everyone.

Next I really had to thank my good friend 
Evilman90@hotmail.com, he told me a lot of the secrets 
about Xenogears.  He actually finished the game almost a 
week before me, and I started playing a week before he 
did.  Anyways, Evilman, I hope you finish your lousy 
really long FF8 soon, too bad you have to start from Disk 
one all over cause you got stuck.

Than I got to thank my friend Ta11AzN05@aol.com for 
selling me Xenogears.  

I got to thank my friend "The One", I played in the game 
in his house before I went out and got it.  By the way, 
"The One", finish your stupid FF8, god, Evilman is already 
on the fourth disk and you still haven't beaten the first 
disk.  Yeah, I'm talking to you, lol.

Also I got to thank my friend "SH" for telling me the Card 
game on Thames, which you get a GR20, which still haven't 
been confirmed.  

Another thanks goes out to "Alex Belosic" 
<arcanus11@hotmail.com> for sending in the Solaris factory 
code for the disarming of the detector.

Last but not least, I thank myself for writing this 100 
plus page walkthrough.  Took me a really long time, but 
still check it out.  Also if you got time to burn, check 
out my StarCraft Strategy Guide too, also posted at 
GameFAQs.Com.


Copyright May 5, 2000 by Scott Lee