Xenogears Character Guide
Version 2.0
by Amar Kishan on 1/7/99
amar_kishan@hotmail.com

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				   	INTRODUCTION
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This is a character guide for the Playstation Game Xenogears.  It covers 
all the characters that have icons (basically the main characters).  
However, this may spoil the game, especially for the main characters.  
Thus, read at your own risk.  I am not responsible for any problems 
caused by this guide.  I am responsible for problems and omissions from 
the guide.  There are a few things you need to know before you read the 
guide to fully understand it.  That will be explained in the 
explanations section.  So if you have anything to add, just contact me 
at: amar_kishan@hotmail.com.  I hope you enjoy the character guide.  If 
you wish to use this guide on your website for any purposes, please 
email me first.  This guide is not to be reproduced in anyway without my 
permission first.  This guide is copyright 1998-1999 Amar Kishan.
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				   	VERSION HISTORY
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2.0:Very large update! Corrected Fei, Krelian, Elly, Grahf, Rene, and 
the Contact descriptions.  Added credits and disclaimer.  Also added 
Existence, Malakh, Deus, Path of Sephiroth, Merkavna, Persona, Zohar 
Modifier, and Golgolada explanations.

1.1:Added Chief Lee, added Version History

1.0:First Version
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				   	EXPLANATIONS
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There are several terms I use in this guide that may need to be 
clarified.  Skip this section if you don't need clarification.  
Spoilers!

Shevat: Shevat is a floating city.  It was made on top of Babel Tower, a 
tower made by people who wanted to reach god.  In the Land-Solaris War, 
it was forced to take off from the top of the tower.  It uses 4 gate 
generators to protect itself from invasion.

Solaris: Solaris is an empire that flies in the sky.  Its capital is 
Entrank.  It used to own all the land dwellers, but in a war 500 years 
ago, the land dwellers revolted and broke away.  The Gebler Special 
Forces are the army of Solaris.

Deus: Deus is the physical manifestation of god, for the dwellers of 
this planet.  In reality, it was designed to be an interplanetary 
invasion weapon, using the Zohar Modifier (an engine) from an alien 
planet.  However, it went crazy, so the creators put it on a transport 
ship, the Eldridge, to put somewhere else.  However, Deus activated 
itself and took control of the ship.  This is when the captain of the 
ship used the self destruct system.  The ship fell onto the primitive 
planet, and the first humans were born from Persona, Deus's power plant.  
The sole purpose of humans was to create parts to regenerate Deus.

Persona: The power plant of Deus, Persona created the first humans in 
hope that they would mutate into Wels, or Reapers, which could help 
regenerate Deus.

Merkavna: A high-tech arch built by Krelian to house Deus.

Zohar Modifier: The engine of Deus.  It uses the latest technology to 
tap into an energy filled dimension.  The Zohar Modifier controls all 
the gears, as well.  The Existence is within it.

Malakh: These are interplanetary class weapons such as Deus.

Golgolada: The place where Fei and his friends were crucified by 
Krelian.

Path of Sephiroth:  The path that the Existence took when he descended 
from his dimension into the Zohar modifier. 

Genesis: The creation myth.

Contact: The person that is supposed to meet with the Existence again, 
and kill Deus with the recieved power.

Existence:  The Zohar Modifier gets its energy from a dimension filled 
with energy.  The existence is a being of that dimension, and it is like 
God.  It took the Path of Sephiroth to the Zohar Modifier.  Human souls 
originated in that dimension as well.

Ethos: Under the facade of an innocent religion, the Ethos is really an 
organization founded by Solaris to gather various sorts of information.  
In addition to that, the Ethos also gather people to send to Krelian's 
laboratory (to make Wels).  Also, the Ethos look for omnigears and Anima 
Relics.  The Ethos are trying to break away from Solaris, therefore 
there are Solarian agents monitoring the Ethos.

Anima Relics: Anima Relics are relics that were once part of Deus.  They 
can bond with certain people to create terminal interface weapons, like 
omnigears.

Gears: Gears are huge mechanical warriors that can be controlled by a 
person.  They were found from the ruins of an ancient civilization.  
Omnigears are extra powerful gears.

Aveh: A kingdom that was founded by Roni Fatima.  It is at war with 
Kislev, and is winning due to Gebler support.  Aveh was overthrown by 
Shakhan, who kicked the Prince and his cousin out of the castle.  It's 
capital is Bledavik, and a tournament is held there every so often.

Kislev: Kislev is a kingdom that was founded by Roni Fatima.  It is at 
war with Aveh, and is losing.  Gear Battling is held there every year.

Zeboim: An old civilization that populated the planet 4,000 years ago.  
It was a prosperous country until it became war-ridden.  Many of the 
inhabitants could not reproduce due to genetic damage.

Nisan: Nisan is a sect of people who believe in serenity and prayer 
within.  The Grand Mother is currently Marguerite.  The founder was 
Sophia.
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				   CHARACTER GUIDE
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MAIN CHARACTERS (GOOD)
Fei Fong Wong
Besides being the main character in the game, Fei is also the most 
interesting.  He is the son of Karen and Kahn Wong, a soldier of Shevat.  
His father was always out on business, and his mother grew less and less 
loving.  Soon, she began to take him to a room where he would be tested 
on to search for the capability of him becoming a Contact.  This was 
when the mother became Miang, and sided with Krelian.  Soon, to sink 
away from the torments of the tests, Fei developed the second 
personality within him, Id.  Later, Grahf came to attack the Wong home. 
Karen was killed, and Fei kidnapped.  Grahf utilized Fei's Id power for 
a long time, until Khan rescued him, then dropped him off at the village 
of Lahan.  Suffering from amnesia, Fei developed the current personality 
he has at the start of the game.  Fei has the ability to receive 
memories from his ancestors, which trace back to the days of the 
"Genesis."  These identities include Abel (survivor on the Eldridge?), 
Kim, and Lacan.  His first incarnation was the first to contact the 
Existence after the Zohar Modifier detached from Deus.  He obtained a 
lot of power from it, and thus the Existence decided to use Fei to 
destroy Deus.  He is always with a woman named Elhaym.  Fei pilots the 
Weltall, Weltall-2, and Xenogears.

Elhaym Van Houten
Elhaym, or Elly, is the daughter of Lord Erich and Medena of Solaris.  
She attended Jugend, and became a Gebler officer.  However, much of her 
early life was inside her house shielded from the public.  This was so 
because her biological mother was a land dwelling nanny, and Erich did 
not want the public to know.  At Jugend, tests were done to attempt to 
make her a better gear pilot, using ability enhancing drugs, specically 
Drive.  These drugs brought out her innerself-a violent one.  Krelian 
tested her to confirm she was an Antitype (the other half of Miang).  In 
truth, Elly also has the same ability as Fei: she can receive memories 
from past generations.  However, she always has the same name.  She 
pilots the Vierge.

Dr. Citan Uzuki
Citan is the village doctor of Lahan.  He is respected, but also is an 
outcast.  He likes to tinker with machines and collect junk.  In truth, 
however, he is really Hyuga Ricdeau, the Guardian Angel of Solaris.  He 
was sent out by Emperor Cain to locate the Contact and confirm its 
threat.  Citan was also an Element from Jugend, like Sigurd and Ramsus.  
Before he married Yui, he used to kill people with his sword.  After 
their marriage, he vowed to neer use it again.  Citan pilots Heimdal and 
Fenrir.

Bartholomew Fatima
Bartholomew, or Bart, is the Prince of the Fatima Dynasty.  However, 
when Shakhan took over and killed Bart's father, Edbart IV, Bart was 
kicked out of the palace and presumed dead.  In reality, his guardians, 
Sigurd and Maison, succeeded in stealing a sand cruiser, the Yggdrasil, 
and rescued the prince.  For years they roamed the desert as pirates.  
Bart is very aggressive, but is also loyal to his friends and family.  
He lost one eye in an engineering accident.  Bart pilots the Brigandier 
and the Andvari.

Billy Lee Black
Billy is the son of Jessiah and is an Etone (purger of reapers, called 
Wels).  Jessiah taught him how to use guns, but one day Jessiah just 
left.  Not knowing why, Billy hated him.  Several years later, some Wels 
attacked his mother and killed her.  Bishop Stone of the Ethos saved 
Billy and his sister, Primera.  Thus, Billy decided to join the Ethos.  
After joining, he became an important member of the sect.  However, he 
was oblivious to the true meaning of the Ethos.  He pilots the Renmazuo 
and the El Renmazuo.

Ricardo Banderas
Ricardo, or Rico, is a demi-human that lived in Nortune (Kislev Capital) 
D-Block, or jail.  However, do to his phenomenal strength, he gained a 
wide range of fame.  He became the three time champion of the Nortune 
Battling due to his strength and connections.  He began to be used by 
the Battling Association to assassinate Kaiser Sigmund.  Rico went along 
because the Kaiser hated all demi-humans.  However, Rico was caught and 
held for public execution, but Fei and company rescued him.  Rico is the 
son of the Kaiser, but neither knew it until their reunion.  Rico pilots 
the Stier and El Stier.

Maria Balthasar
Maria is the granddaughter of Balthasar, the sage of Shevat.  She used 
to live in Solaris, but when the government captured her father, Dr. 
Nikolai, she escaped and fled to Shevat with a gear named Seibzehn.  
Seibzehn was a super-powerful gear designed by Nikolai to protect Maria.  
Basically, before the arrival of Fei and company at Shevat, Maria was 
its army.  She pilots Seibzehn, of course.

Chu-Chu
Chu-Chu is a member of the Chu-Chu tribe.  This tribe currently lives in 
Shevat.  One member of the tribe will have the power to transform into a 
giant flying beast.  This member is Chu-Chu.  She has a crush on Fei, 
and basically is the "cute" creature of this game.  She doesn't have a 
gear, but can transform into the huge beast.

Emeralda
Emeralda is a nanomachine colony created by the Zeboim scientist Kim.  
She was to be the solution to the Zeboim sterile problem.  Kim and his 
girlfriend Elly were killed by the city troops who wanted to capture 
Emeralda.  4,000 years later, she was awakened by Fei and company, but 
captured by Stein.  Later, after being tested by Krelian, she was sent 
back to earth.  There she met Fei.  She pilots Crescens.


SUPPORTING CHARACTERS (GOOD)

Medena
The surrogate mother of Elhaym van Houten, and wife of Lord Erich.  She 
will risk her life to save her daughter.  She does not know that her 
daughter is not really her child, but the child of the house-wife.  Shot 
and killed by Hammer.

Lord Erich
A 1st class citizen of Solaris.  He used to work with Krelian in 
creating the Wels, but then resigned and joined the army.  He loves his 
daughter, but is strict.  Killed by the Executioner.

Hammer
The supplier of the Nortune D-Block.  He also gathers information.  He 
is a useful ally.  However, he is told by Krelian how he is not good 
enough for Fei, and thus tries to kidnap Elly.  He ends up killing 
Medena, Elly's mother.  Later, he becomes one with his gear and attacks 
Fei once more.

Kim
A Zeboim scientist who hates war and terrorism.  He created a nanotech 
machine colony, named Emeralda, to help preserve life.  However, the 
local police come to capture Emeralda, and Kim's girlfriend, Elly, is 
killed.  Fei's ancestor from 4,000 years back.

Taura Melchior
Taura is one of the sages of Shevat.  He taught Krelian how to paint and 
how to use nanotechnology.  He worked on the gear designed to hold the 
slayer of god.  Now a recluse in a forest hut, he helps remake the 
omnigears and makes System Id.

Balthasar
Balthasar is one of the sages of Shevat.  He is also Maria Balthasar's 
grandfather. He worked on the gear designed to hold the slayer of god.  
He is now a recluse that collects fossils and services gears near an 
Ethos excavation site.  His gear is Calamity.  He helps remake the 
omnigears.

Gaspar
Gaspar is one of the sages of Shevat.  He taught Kahn Wong martial arts.  
He returned to Shevat on Queen Zephyr's orders.

Wiseman
Wiseman is the mysterious masked man who supposedly delivered Fei to 
Lahan.  He is really one and the same as Kahn Wong, as revealed in 
Wiseman's final testimony.  He tried to thwart Id and Grahf.

Kahn Wong
Kahn Wong was the father of Fei Fong Wong.  He was a soldier of Shevat.  
He taught Fei all his martial art skills.  However, Fei was kidnapped 
from him once by Grahf, so Kahn followed him and rescued him.  He 
delivered Fei to Lahan.  He then visited Fei several times, before 
revealing his identity.  He was mostly possessed by Grahf.

Big Joe
Big Joe's real name is Joey Balboa.  He was the WWW Heavyweight 
Champion, 5 time hit movie star, NBA Player of the Match, Wimbledon 
Grandslam, Baseball Triple Clown, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize.  
While accepting a medal, he tripped, hit his head, and ran off thinking 
he was Elvis (brain-damaged).  He appears in various places for no 
reason.  He was once the champion of the Aveh Tournament.

Sigurd
Sigurd is Bart's brother, and Edbart IV's illegitimate son.  He was born 
to the king and another woman.  He was captured as a test subject for 
Krelian and brainwashed.  As a soldier of the Jugend Element class, he 
worked closely with Jessiah and Citan.  Later, he smuggled himself out 
of the empire and came as a squire to Bledavik.  He is the pilot of the 
Yggdrasil.

Timothy
Timothy is a dweller in Lahan, who was the childhood friend of Alice, 
and friend of Fei.  He was engaged to be married to Alice, on the day 
after the Kislev and Aveh troops attacked Lahan.  However, Timothy was 
terminated in the crossfire.

Alice
Alice is a dweller in Lahan, who was the childhood friend of Timothy, 
and friend of Fei.  She was engaged to be married to Timothy, on the day 
after the Kislev and Aveh troops attacked Lahan.  However, Alice was 
terminated by Fei's gear....

Dan
Dan is Alice's younger brother, and Fei's friend.  He hates Timothy, and 
wants Fei to marry Alice instead.  However, after Fei's "accident" at 
Lahan, Dan began to hate Fei.

Maison
Maison was the knight of Prince Bartholomew when he was younger.  He was 
close friends with Sigurd.  He is now the Gun Room maintainer on the 
Yggdrasil.  Skilled with gears.

Marguerite
Marguerite, or Margie, is the cousin of Bart and the current Grand 
Mother of Nisan.  She is rowdy, but also caring.  She was kidnapped by 
Shakhan in order to locate the Fatima Jasper.

Franz
A dolphin that monitors the sound on the Yggdrasil.

Captain
A dog of the sea (actually a walrus), the Captain commands the Thames.  
He is a nice, but strict man, and the idol of many.  The opposite of his 
First Mate, Hans.  Greedy for treasure.

Queen Zephyr
The Queen of Shevat, as well as one of the fighters from 500 years ago.  
She was friends with Lacan, Krelian, Rene, Roni, and Sophia.  She 
resents her mistake of allowing the Shevat Elders to betray the Nisan 
Rebellion, thus causing the death of Sophia.

Kaiser Sigmund
The Kaiser of Kislev is the title given to Sigmund.  He was hated by 
many people of his country, and many assassination attempts were made on 
him.  His wife passed away recently, and he went into denial for a 
while.  He hates demi humans like Rico.  However, Rico is his son....

Jessiah Lee Black
Jessiah is a Solarian who worked closely with Sigurd and Citan.  He is 
Billy's father, but since he left his children at an early age, Billy 
hates him.  Jessiah was wanted by several people, and that is why his 
wife had to be killed.  Being a gun specialist, he was able to make a 
Buntline Cannon that could pierce the thickest shielding.  His daughter, 
Primera, calls him "Papa" (her first words in a long time).

Primera
Primera is Billy's sister.  She was struck mute when she saw first hand 
the murder of her mother.  Billy swore to protect her, but he soon left 
to the Ethos Headquarters.  She calls Jessiah "Papa."

Lacan
Fei's ancestor from 500 years ago.  Lacan was childhood friends with a 
girl named Elly, who later became Grand Mother Sophia of Nisan.  He was 
also friends with Krelian, who helped him learn to paint.  Lacan, who 
loved Sophia, was hired to paint her portrait for the Nisan Cathedral.  
However, it was never finished.  He fought in the Land-Solaris war, and 
witnessed first hand the death of Sophia.  Thus, he decreed that he 
should search for the Legendary Power of Mahanon.  After meeting the 
Existence at the Zohar Modifier, he became Grahf.

Sophia
Sophia was the Grand Mother of Nisan, and the founder of the Nisan Sect.  
Her real name was Elly.  She was involved in the Land-Solaris war, and 
had her picture painted by Lacan as a keepsake.  However, when Lacan, 
Rene, Roni, Zephyr, and Krelian were surrounded, she crashed her ship 
into the Solaris mothership and was killed in the explosion.

Roni Fatima
Roni was the founder of the Fatima dynasty, Aveh, and Kislev.  He was a 
friend of Lacan and company 500 years ago.  His brother was Rene.  This 
is suggested by dialogue and the memory of Sabin Roni Figaro and Edgar 
Rene Figaro (brothers) from Final Fantasy 6.

Rene
Rene was a member of the Land-Solaris war 500 years ago.  His brother 
was Roni Fatima.

Midori
Midori is the telepathic daughter of Citan Uzuki.

Yui
Yui is the Shevite wife of Citan Uzuki.  She is a good cook.

Chief Lee
Chief Lee is the Chief of Lahan Village.  It is he who accepted Fei from 
the masked man who delivered him to Lahan (Wiseman).

MAIN CHARACTERS (BAD)


Commander Kahran Ramsus
Kahran Ramsus was a nanotech colony developed by Krelian in the same 
fashion as Emperor Cain.  This was to satisfy the legend that only Cain 
could kill Cain.  Also, Ramsus was to be a Contact to satisfy Krelian's 
needs.  However, a child named Fei was found who had more suitability to 
be a Contact, so Ramsus was ignored.  He made his way to Commander of 
the Gebler Forces, but once reminded of Fei and Id, his wrath became 
solely focused on their termination.  After killing Miang and wounding 
Krelian, Ramsus was captured by the Yggdrasil, where he united with the 
Elements and realized what he was looking for.  He pilots the Wyvern, 
Vendetta, and the Amphysvena.

Grahf
Grahf was once Lacan.  When Sophia sacrificed herself 500 years ago, 
Lacan left his comrades in search of the Legendary Power in Mahanon, the 
resting place of god.  He slowly became the hatred and anger that made 
Grahf.  He possessed Khan Wong and in several guises chased after Fei.  
His goal was to mold Fei into becoming Id again, and thus having the 
power.  Grahf is the pilot of Naphtali, the True Weltall, and the Alpha 
Weltall.

Id
The assassin Id was the second personality of Fei.  However, it somehow 
began to dominate.  When Grahf kidnapped Fei, Id took total control.  
Id's goal was to destroy the world.  He destroyed Elru, the home of 
Dominia, single handedly.  Id was hard to control, and was awakened by 
Fei's rage.  He fears the coward personality, Lacan.  Id pilots the 
Weltall in a transformed state.

Shakhan
Shahkan was a bishop of the Ethos.  He was acting as Gebler's puppet 
king of Aveh, but really was controlling the Gate generators to Solaris.  
He developed a way to bind to them.  He was the killer of Edbart IV, 
Bart's dad.  His goal with the Gebler was to find the Fatima Jasper.

Lord Krelian
Krelian was once the head of the Nisan Militia sect (the rebellion).  He 
loved Sophia, the founder of the Nisan sect.  Through her words, he 
decided to learn to paint and read.  He learned painting and, later, 
nanotechnology, from Melchior, a sage of Shevat.  However, when Sophia 
sacrificed herself to help Roni, Lacan, Zephyr, and Krelian escape.  It 
is then that Krelian said that if there is no god to answer Sophia's 
prayers, then he'll "create god with [his] own hands!"  That was 500 
years ago.  Now Krelian is the true ruler of Solaris, who works in his 
labs creating the Wels and other defects.  He works closely with Miang's 
reincarnations.  He constructed the Merkavna Ark as a housing/resting 
place for Deus.  Krelian, after seeing what he had done wrong, decided 
to go to the brithplace of the Existence, where msouls were created. 

Miang
Miang is the genetic factor that is in all women.  When that genetic 
factor comes out, they become Miang.  Miang was the also created along 
with Cain and the Gazel.  Some people that have become Miang are: the 
Zeboim Prime Minister's aid, Karen, the Element, and Elly.  The Element, 
who is Ramsus' aid, was the Miang throughout most of the story.  She 
worked with Krelian and Grahf.

SUPPORTING CHARACTERS (BAD)
Emperor Cain
The Emperor of Solaris, Cain, was one of the first humans, along with 
the Gazel Ministry.  He was born 10,00 years ago from Persona, the power 
plant of Deus.  He can only be killed by Cain.  All the people of the 
current world are his descendants.  He retained his body for all that 
time.  His mission was to revive god, and he sent Solaris Guardian Angel 
Hyuga Ricdeau to locate the Contact.  Assassinated by Ramsus.

Gazel Ministry
The Gazel Ministry were one of the first humans, along with Cain, who 
were born 10,000 years ago from Persona, the power plant of Deus.  They 
were the Animus who scattered genes over the earth in order to find 
their respective Anima.  In the Land-Solaris war 500 years ago, their 
human bodies were destroyed and they were put in the SOL-9000 by 
Krelian.  They want to revive god, but they were killed by Krelian.

Dr. Nikolai
The father of Maria Balthasar, Dr. Nikolai was kidnapped by the Solaris 
Armed Forces to work on the human-gear meld.  He succeeded in making 
Achtzehn, Seibzehn's sister gear.  After melding to Achtzehn, Nikolai 
leaded the attack on Shevat.

General Vanderkaum
Vanderkaum was the Gebler Commander in charge of Bledavik until Ramsus 
took over.  He attended Jugend.  He is more obsessed with his big 
Kefienzel Gun than victory on the battlefield.  His gear, Dora, is 
stored in his flag ship.

Bishop Stone
A Solaris Agent who works with the Ethos so he can stop their rebellion 
against Solaris.  His real name is Stein, and he is an "acquaintance" of 
Jessiah.  He arranged the murder of Billy's wife.  Stein pilots the gear 
Alkanshel, and he lost his face when he picked up the gear from Krelian.

Renk
A Gebler Special Forces soldier assigned to Elly's unit, who pilots the 
Wand Knight.  He was once a 3rd Class Citizen.

Helmholz
A Gebler Special Forces soldier assigned to Elly's unit, who pilots 
another Wand Knight.  He was once a 3rd Class Citizen.

Stratski
A Gebler Special Forces soldier assigned to Elly's unit, who pilots the 
Sword Knight.  He was once a 3rd Class Citizen.

Vance
A Gebler Special Forces soldier assigned to Elly's unit, who pilots the 
Claw Knight.  He was once  a 3rd Class Citizen.

Broyer
A Gebler Special Forces soldier assigned to Elly's unit, who pilots the 
Aegis Knight.  He was once a 3rd Class Citizen.

Executioner
The Executioner is an agent of Grahf.  She is also called "the 
mysterious masked woman."  Her true identity is...Miang.

Dominia
The "leader" of the new elements class, Dominia was once Elly's friend.  
However, when Elly defected, she took it upon herself to kill her.  She 
has a close relation to Ramsus.  Though she was from Elru, and is a land 
dweller, she hates the surface dwellers.  She is the earth elemental, 
and she pilots Bladegash.

Kelvena
The water element from the new elements class.  She is more serene than 
Dominia.  Pilot of Marinebasher.

Tolone
The sky element from the new elements class, and she is stern and mean 
to her friend, Seraphita.  She pilots Skyghene.

Seraphita
The fire element from the new elements class, and she is funny and dumb.  
She pilots Grandgrowl.

Karen
Karen was the mother of Fei.  When the genetic factor of Miang came out, 
she became cruel. She took Fei to Solaris for testing on the 
compatibility of being a Contact.  These tests created the hatred 
personality, Id.  Karen continued to be cruel, but in the end, she 
sacrificed herself to save Fei.
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CREDITS
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Captmoh <CAPTMOH@aol.com>: Provided help on the Contact, Fei, Zohar 
Modifier, and the Existence.

Great Sephiroth <kaindadragoon@yahoo.com>: Provided corrections for 
Rene.

ReGodzill: Provided help on Malakh, Path of Sephiroth, and Golgolada.

Sean Hughes <smhughes@InfoAve.Net>: Provided corrections for Fei, Elly, 
Grahf, and the Contact.

Squaresoft: Made this game (How could I forget them?!)
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DISCLAIMER
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This faq is copyright 1998-1999 Amar Kishan, and Xenogears is copyright 
1998 Squaresoft.  This guide is not official.  Do not distribute or 
upload at all without my permission.  This faq cannot be reproduced in 
any way without my permission.
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Copyright 1998 Amar Kishan.