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By:  JohnB
Contact Info:   gopackers7@aol.com
Latest Version:  Version 1.1 (October 7, 2001)
Next Update:  Version 1.2
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*******************************CONTENTS********************************

1.)  Introduction

2.)  Characters

3.)  Story

4.)  Menus/Controls
     A.)  Map Screen
     B.)  Town/Dungeon Screen
     C.)  Main Menu Screen
     D.)  Battle Controls

5.)  Walkthrough
     A.)  Disc 1
     B.)  Disc 2
     C.)  Disc 3

6.)  Ending

7.)  Secrets/Subquests
     A.)  WonderChef Locations

8.)  Items/Weapons List
     A.)  Tools
     B.)  Weapons
     C.)  Armor
     D.)  Equipment
     E.)  Food
     F.)  Valuables

9.)  Version History

10.)  Special Thanks

11.)  Legal Stuff

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***************************INTRODUCTION********************************

Hello everybody, I'm JohnB, and welcome to my first FAQ/Walkthrough.  I 
hope you'll bear with me as my inexperience with FAQ writing will 
undoubtedly show.  My email address is located at the top of this 
walkthrough, and you are encouraged to email me with any 
questions/comments/errors/omissions/contributions regarding this FAQ.  
Due credit will always be given.  Please give me your feedback.  
Constructive criticism is always welcome!

I was inspired to do this FAQ after reading the numerous well-written 
FAQs at GameFAQs by such prolific authors as ATadeo, Kao Megura, and 
Nemesis.  "Why don't I give it a shot?" I thought to myself.  So, I did 
(or better put, I am, as this FAQ is a work in progress :).  Enough 
talk, let's get to the FAQ!

NOTE--This walkthrough is for the US version of the game.  I don't have 
any idea if it differs in any way from the Japanese version.  Also, if 
it's not in the FAQ, I don't have the answers.  I'm doing this FAQ as I 
play through the game for the first time.

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******************************STORY************************************

Life in the sleepy village of Rasheans has been serene and peaceful for 
many years.  Then one day, a strange spacecraft crash-lands in the 
nearby forest.  When the local teenagers, Reid and Farah, venture into 
the forest to investigate, they find amid the wreckage a mysterious 
young girl who brings a message from a distant place--a message of 
impending doom.  Driven only by their desire to help the mysterious 
young girl, Reid and Farah leave Rasheans and set out to learn the truth 
about the fate of their world.  Who is this girl?  What other mysteries 
will they encounter?  What is this unknown force that threatens their 
world?

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*****************************CHARACTERS********************************

Will be completed in the next update!

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******************************CONTROLS*********************************
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Map Screen
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X--Enter towns and dungeons
O--Cancel selection
"Triangle"--Open the main menu
"Square"--Open the travel menu
"Start"--Turn ON/OFF navigation map and compass display
"Select--Listen to the game hints
L1--Rotate the screen left
R1--Rotate the screen right
L1+L2+R1+R2+Select+Start--Soft reset
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Town/Dungeon Screen
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Directional Buttons--Move character
O + Directional Buttons--Run
"Square" + Directional Buttons--Move diagonally
X--Talk/Explore
"Triangle"--Open the main menu
L1--Shoot with the freeze ring
R1--Shoot with the Sorcerer's ring
L1+L2+R1+R2+Select+Start--Soft reset
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Main Menu Screen
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Directonal Buttons--Select commands
X--Confirm selection
O--Cancel/Return to previous screen
"Triangle"--Equip Screen--Remove item
          --Change the AUTO COOK setting (must be ON)
          --Items Screen--throw away items in inventory
"Square"--Cook Screen--Toggle AUTO COOK option ON/OFF
        --Toggle item/attribute description
        --Skills Screen--Toggle character skills ON/OFF (Battle Mode     
          must be set to AUTO)
"Start"--Customize Screen--Display the Adjust Screen
L1/R1--Scroll menu screens
L2/R2--Items Screen--Scroll LEFT/RIGHT to select an option
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Battle Controls 
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"Start"--Pause/Resume
"Select"--Switch the battle mode of the player character
"Triangle"--Open the Battle Menu
"Square"+ D Pad LEFT/RIGHT--Scroll Battle Screen (Use only when the
                            Battle Menu is displayed)
"Square"+ D Pad UP/DOWN--Zoom Battle Screen IN/OUT (Use only when the
                         Battle Menu is displayed)
"Square"--Defend
D Pad LEFT/RIGHT--Move
X--Attack
O--Use Special Skills
 --Special Skill 1
 --(+ D Pad UP) Special Skill 2
 --(+ D Pad LEFT/RIGHT) Special Skill 3
 --(+ D Pad DOWN) Special Skill 4
D Pad LEFT/RIGHT (twice)--Dash
D Pad LEFT/RIGHT (continuous)--Escape
L1+D Pad UP--Command all allies to "jump"
L1+D Pad DOWN--Command all allies to "gather"
L2 or R2--Special Skills shortcuts
R1+D Pad--Switch target

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****************************WALKTHROUGH********************************
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Disc 1
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Forest near Village of Rasheans
Party: Reid
Items: Wooden Shield, Spectacles, Apple Gel
Enemies: Night Raid, Slime, Rocky Hawk
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The beginning area is very more or less straightforward.  Once you gain 
control of Reid, head out to find Farah.  When you get to the screen 
with what looks like a floating green crystal, check it out.  Your HP 
will be restored, and you will learn that it is a loading point.  Open 
the chest to get a Wooden Shield, and the bag to get Spectacles.  Go 
west for two screens, and you'll see another item bag.  Grab it for an 
Apple Gel.  Head back to the screen with the load point and restore your 
HP if you need to.

When you're ready, take the east path from the load point.  You'll come 
across a strange looking creature that keeps saying "Kwekee".  Follow it 
(you don't really have a choice).  You'll come across Farah along with a 
strange looking girl, who looks to have some sort of jewel on her 
forehead, outside of an apparently crashed ship of some kind.  This girl 
begins to speak-sort of.  It's nothing but gibberish, and neither Reid 
nor Farah can understand what she's saying.  Eventually, Reid suggests 
leaving the area as it might be dangerous.  Suddenly, the ship explodes, 
but fortunately everyone's alright.  After listening to some more 
gibberish from the girl, Reid and Farah decide it's best if they take 
this girl to the elder's house of Rasheans Village.

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Rasheans Village
Party: Reid, Farah, Mystery Girl (eventually)
Items: Life Bottle, Orange Gel, Collector's Book, Lens (2)
Enemies: ????????
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The village elder, Khamran, tells Reid and Farah that they (the village) 
will investigate what happened in the forest.  He then tells them that 
he must cast the girl out of the village for everyone's safety.  After 
arguing over this for a short while with Reid and Farah, someone 
(literally) bursts into the elder's house by bursting through a wall.  
The mystery girl confronts this mystery man (so many mysteries already 
^_^), and he knocks her down.  This is your first BOSS fight.
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BOSS FIGHT: ??????      HP: 1000
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This is your typical, pathetic, first BOSS encounter in most RPGs.  Just 
get him in a corner and slash away.  You should be able to finish him 
off in less than a minute.  Your spoils for this battle are a Life 
Bottle and an Orange Gel.

After the battle the mystery man, who ironically also speaks gibberish, 
disappears into thin air.  Khamran begins to wonder if Reid and Farah 
are going to bring disaster to the village again like before.  Like 
before?  They don't go into details.  The elder then commands the girl 
be banished from the village at once.  Farah agrees to the elder's 
request, but tells him that she will go with the girl.

Now at Farah's house, Reid asks Farah if she's sure that she wants to 
leave.  Farah tells him yes, and that she is going to take the girl to 
the Town of Academia to find Keele, who might be able to understand what 
the girl is saying.  As Farah is about ready to leave, the mystery girl 
runs to Reid and grabs hold of him.  Farah feebly attempts to explain to 
the girl that they are leaving, but Reid is staying.  The girl will not 
let go, however.  In fact, she grabs him tighter, and the jewel on her 
forehead begins to pulsate (which apparently causes Reid some pain).  
Reid eventually decides to go along with them, but warns that it'll be a 
dangerous journey, and they should get prepared before they leave.

Now you have control over Reid again, and your party consists of Reid, 
Farah, and the mystery girl.  You can immediately leave the village if 
you wish, but there a few items you can get, along with your first 
encounter with the WonderChef.  You can find the WonderChef in the house 
just south of Farah's.  Search the piggybank and he'll appear.  Now 
you'll learn how to make a "Sandwich" (you need a WonderChef to teach 
you that?).  Other places of note in the village are the Elder's house, 
where you can find the Collector's Book, Reid's house, where you can 
find a Lens, and what looks like a ruined building west of the 
Traveler's Shop, where you can find another Lens.  Buy any items at the 
shop you want, and leave the village.

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Say my name, Say my name
Party: Reid, Farah, mystery girl
Items: None
Enemies: None
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When you leave the village, head south and cross the bridge.  The scene 
will switch from the world map to the bridge itself.  Here a fairly 
humorous conversation takes place where Farah and Reid try to teach the 
girl how to say their names.  After a couple of tries, the girl gets it.  
Then to the surprise of Reid and Farah, the girl says her name, which is 
Meredy (finally, I can stop typing "mystery girl").

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Rasheans River Pier
Party: Reid, Farah, Meredy
Items: None
Enemies: None
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Head Southwest a couple of screens to find a bunch of men working.  
Farah asks one of them how they can get to Mintche.  The worker tells 
her that this is the way they need to go, but due to a landslide, the 
road is out.  Reid suggests that they rest here today, as they won't be 
able to do anything.  Farah, however, wants to give it a go.  Now you'll 
see a nice FMV showing some kind of an explosion in the sky.  
Afterwards, Farah decides that it might be too dangerous after all.  One 
of the workers suggests to the group that they go to the Regulus Dojo.  
The master of the dojo might have a way for them to get to Mintche.  On 
their way leaving the pier, Reid and Farah begin to wonder where Meredy 
came from (they're JUST starting to wonder??).  After another failed 
attempt at communicating with Meredy, she earns the title "Traveling 
Performer?".

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Regulus Dojo
Party: Reid, Farah, Meredy
Items: Leather Helm, Apple Gel, Orange Gel (2), Lens, Manual, Lid 
Shield, Manual
Enemies: Monks
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Upon entering, you'll see two buildings.  An inn is to your left, and a 
weapon/armor/item shop is to the right.  Check out the second floor of 
the inn to find a Lid Shield.  The WonderChef also makes another 
appearance here.  Search the bag near one of the beds, and he'll show 
himself.  You'll learn how to make Beef Stew (Bear Meat, Cabbage, 
Carrots).

When you're ready, head up to the dojo itself.  Farah comments on how 
nothing much has changed since she was last here.  Head up again, and 
after a brief conversation, you'll enter the dojo.  Reid steps forward 
and asks if anybody's there.  Out of nowhere, 8 monks drop from above 
and surround Reid.  A battle will ensue.  It'll be 8 on 1, with the "1" 
being Reid.  Just use your special skills (Lightning Blade works well) 
and you'll have no problem winning.

After Reid wins, Franco (the dojo master) enters the room and 
congratulates Reid and tells him he is impressed with his sword skills.  
Farah and Franco have a brief reunion of sorts, and she explains their 
situation to Franco.  He tells them to meet him in his room.

Before you take one of the three paths up (it doesn't matter which one-
they all lead to the same area), there's a few items to get in this 
room.  You can find a Leather Helm (left side of the room), Apple Gel, 
and an Orange Gel (both near the bottom of the room).  Now head up.  
Before talking to Franco, go into the room on the bottom.  Search the 
left-hand side to find an Orange Gel.  Exit, and go to the next room.  
Here you can get a Lens (near the table on your right).  Also while in 
this room talk to the two monks.  Talk to the monk on your right and 
answer "Manual" to his question, and you'll receive the Manual.  The 
other monk will talk to you about advanced fighting techniques.  Exit 
this room, and go to the next one.  In here you'll see two monks 
training.  The monk closest to you will talk to you about combat basics.  
Talk to the other monk to train.  You'll fight 8 monks, but you get your 
whole party to fight with.   You can't lose or die, and you get both 
EXP. AND GALD for winning.

Now you're ready to see Franco.  Speak with him, and you'll go into his 
room.  In Franco's room, he tells you that he can tell you aren't lying 
to him, and he teaches Farah the "Healer" skill.  He then asks Reid if 
he wants to join his dojo, but Reid declines the offer.  Paollo will 
then enter (he was at the River Pier).  Franco tells Paollo to assist 
the party in getting to Mintche.  Paollo quickly agrees, and tells the 
group to meet him in the Craymel Arts training room (it's the bottom-
most room of the 4 rooms).  Go there.  When you enter the room, Paollo 
explains that they can use the Rasheans River as a shortcut to get to 
Mintche.  The party, however, is concerned about the danger involved.  
Paollo tells them that they can borrow the strength of the Water 
Craymels to help them get through.  Reid doesn't understand, so Paollo 
explains to him Craymels/Craymel Arts/Craymel Cages.  Paollo then tells 
everyone to meet him at Rasheans River Pier.

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Rasheans River Pier (revisited)
Party: Reid, Farah, Meredy
Items: None
Enemies: None
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Head to the end of the pier and you'll see Paollo standing there.  The 
groups asks how they're going to survive in the river due to the rough 
waters.  Paollo tells them that he will calm the Water Craymels, which 
will calm the water.  He then says some gibberish, apparently the same 
gibberish Meredy speaks, as an "!" appears over Meredy's head.  She 
approaches Paollo and says something to him.  Paollo just responds 
"Y...Yes".  For some odd reason, neither Reid nor Farah follow up on this.  
But anyway, Paollo tells them to use the raft to get down the river, and 
they should be O.K.  You'll now get to play your first mini-game, River 
Rafting.

The object of this game is simple.  Use the D Pad LEFT/RIGHT buttons to 
maneuver the raft in the appropriate direction.  The "X" button 
accelerates the raft.  When the raft is at full acceleration, you can't 
move it with the D Pad.  If you hit something, the raft will spin out of 
control for a couple of seconds.  Your reward for doing a good job in 
this game is, well, nothing that I know of.

When the game is over, you'll be back at the world map screen.  Mintche 
should be in view.  Head there.

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Town of Academia/Mintche University
Party: Reid, Farah, Meredy
Items: None
Enemies: None
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Farah notes at how lively the town is, and Reid wonders how they'll be 
able to find Keele in such a busy place.  Farah says that they should 
check out Mintche University.  They should probably be able to find 
Keele there.  To get there, go straight ahead and take a left, and then 
take the path heading up.

When you enter the University, Farah asks the receptionist where they 
might find Keele.  The receptionist asks what relationship the group has 
to Keele, to which Farah replies that they are family.  Their father is 
sick, and they must get in touch with Keele right away.  The 
receptionist tells the party Keele's ID number and where to find him.  
Suddenly, and for no apparent reason, Meredy jumps up onto the 
receptionists desk and spontaneously beings dancing.  Its pretty funny.  
When Meredy's done, Farah thanks the lady for her help, and they rush 
into the next room.

On this floor you can visit three rooms.  The door closest to you in the 
Fire Craymel Laboratory (FCL).  If you enter there, a scientist will ask 
you if you are going to volunteer for an experiment to see how people 
withstand high temperatures.  Reid simply says "Bye" and you exit the 
room.

The room next to the FCL is the Light Craymel Laboratory (LCL).  This is 
where you need to go, but you can feel free to explore the rest of the 
university first if you wish.  There's only one other room besides the 
LCL that you need to worry about.  For a real treat, head to the third 
floor (I think), and go into the room marked "Beginner's Exam".  I won't 
spoil it for you (see secrets/sidequests section for more information).  
Its well worth it though if you're a fan of Namco in general and the 
first Tales game.

As you're about to enter the LCL, Farah tells Meredy to wait outside.  
Farah and Reid head on inside.  When you enter, talk to the person 
standing in the back to ask about Keele.  He introduces himself as Zank, 
a research assistant.  Before he can tell you where Keele is, Meredy 
bursts into the room, says some gibberish, and it looks like her stone 
does something.  Whatever it is, it causes everything in the lab to go 
haywire, which results in an explosion.  Dean Carlyle (the head of the 
University) comes in (he's fast, isn't he?) and asks the group if 
they're responsible for the damage.  Reid trys to explain, but Carlyle 
won't take any excuses and tells Zank to kick them out of the University 
immediately.

The scene shifts to one of the empty classrooms, where Zank tells Reid 
and company not to worry about anything, that Carlyle will soon forget 
about it.  He then asks if Meredy speaks the Melnics Language, which is 
the language used for all Craymel Mage spells.  Reid asks if Zank can 
understand what Meredy is saying, but he can't.  Zank says that a 
Craymel Mage shouldn't be able to speak such pure Melnics.  They all 
begin to wonder if maybe Meredy is an Imperial Craymel Mage, and if she 
has some connection to Keele.  Maybe Meredy has some sort of divine 
message to deliver?  They need to find Keele, but where would he be?  
Zank tells them that Keele should be at Mt. Mintche Observatory.  He was 
suspended from school due to his belief in the World Destruction Theory.  
Because of this, Keele turned Dean Carlyle and everyone else at the 
university against him.  On their way out, Farah and Reid wonder if 
Meredy really could be an Imperial Craymel Mage.  Meredy then earns the 
title "Craymel Mage?".

You're free to do whatever now.  Stock up on new weapons, armor, and buy 
some items.  Also, the WONDERCHEF can be found in the flowerpot on the 
right side of the cafeteria in the town.  He'll teach you how to make a 
Hamburger (Bread, Lettuce, and Bear Meat).  Another mini-game can be 
played here, Craymel Ball.  See the Mini-Games section below for 
instructions on how to play.  When preparations are complete, head for 
Mt. Minche.

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Mt. Minche
Party: Reid, Farah, Meredy
Items: Saber, Pole Axe, Apple Gel, Orange Gel, 600 Gald
Enemies: Rock Golem, Harpy, Rocky Hawk
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Mt. Mintche is located southwest of Academia.  The first thing you'll 
probably notice upon entering are the enemies coming out of the cave.  
Only three will come out, but if you defeat one, another will come out 
of the cave.  Above the cave you should see a flickering boulder.  Head 
up and push the boulder over the flickering one and it'll fall over the 
edge and block the cave.  Do the same for the other cave on the screen.  
Before heading up, grab the two treasure chests for an Orange Gel and 
Saber.  Continue on, and you'll be asked on the next screen if you want 
to camp.  Choose "yes" if you desire, then go up.  On the next screen 
you'll find two more caves.  Just do the same as before to block them.  
Here you can grab an an Apple Gel, Pole Axe, and 600 Gald.  Head left, 
cross the bridge, and you'll back on the world map in fron of Mt. Minche 
Observatory.

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Mt. Minche Observatory
Party: Reid, Farah, Meredy
Items: Holy Bottle
Enemies: none
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It appears as if nobody's here when you first enter.  Keele will come in 
from behind you (how'd they miss him) and startle the group.  At first, 
Keele starts rambling on about Craymels and distortion fields.  He 
thinks you've come from the University.  It's not until Farah tells 
Keele who she is that he recognizes her and Reid.  Meredy does her usual 
and begins talking in gibberish again.  Farah and Reid explain to Keele 
that Meredy only speaks the Melnics Language.  They came to see him to 
find out if he can understand/help her.  Keele agrees and he and Meredy 
head off.

When Farah and Reid catch up to them, Keele's speaking in Melnics trying 
to understand Meredy.  You're able to understand what Keele is saying 
but not Meredy.  He comes to learn that Meredy is from Celestia.  Keele 
then asks about the strange stone on Meredy's forehead.  Apparently 
Keele gets too close as Meredy knocks him flat on his rear.  Keele asks 
Meredy why she came.  Eventually Meredy says "In-fe-ri-a", "Ce-les-ti-
a", "BOOM!!".  Keele has Reid look through his telescope, and points out 
the Dark Matter to him.  The Dark Matter has been getting bigger each 
day.  This is probably the cause of all the strange occurances in the 
sky. Meredy probably came to this world in order to warn us of the 
impending danger.  Keele decides he needs to look into this further, and 
he suggests that they all go to Morle Village to see Professor Mazet, an 
authority on the Melnics Language.  To get there, you'll have to go 
through Nostos Cave, which is located east of the Observatory.  With 
that, Keele joins your party.

Once you gain control of the party again, head back into the 
Observatory.  Check the group of 4 boxes (all empty), and Keele will 
explain to you Holy Bottles.  When he's done, head down the stairs and 
open the lone box, and you'll get a Holy Bottle.

On your way back down the mountain, Farah suggests the party stop for 
the day and camp, as they still have a long ways to go.  While they're 
sitting around a campfire, Keele says that he hopes to gather enough 
information on Dark Matter so that he can return to the University.  He 
hopes one day to be invited to join the Royal Observatory of Astronomy.  
Reid accuses him of being nothing more than an opportunist.  Keele 
replies that he's just searching for the truth, and he needs the best 
environment possible in order to do that.  After a bit more talking, 
they call it a night.  All that's left is to finish heading down the 
mountain and head to Nostos Cave.

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Nostos Cave
Party: Reid, Farah, Meredy, Keele
Items: Panacea Bottle, Buckler, Chain Arms, Battle Axe, Orange Gel (2),
       Protector, Life Bottle, Circlet
Enemies: Green Roper, Sprite, Zombie, Specter, Brown Pot, Sea Slug, Egg 
         Bear
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As you're about to enter the cave, a merchant will be heading out.  He's 
holding Egg Bear eggs.  Apparently, he and his partner took some and 
were spotted by the Egg Bear's parents.  This merchant escaped but his 
partner didn't.  The eggs aren't for sale, but he will sell you some 
items if you're interested.

In the cave, Keele notes that the tidal movement seems to be affected by 
time.  Head east, and start going up.  The camera will zoom in on your 
party, which shows Keele falling behind the group a bit.  Farah asks 
Keele if they should stop to rest, but Keele says he's alright.  Farah 
then notes that they've all grown up to say complicated words, but when 
it comes right down to it, we never really do change.  You'll then see a 
flashback scene from Keele, Farah, and Reid's childhood.  An Egg Bear is 
chasing Keele in Rasheans Forest.  Farah steps in between Keele and the 
monster and says she'll fight it.  Reid comes in, throws something at 
the Egg Bear, and it chases Reid.  Keele begins to cry, and Farah tells 
him it's ok now.  Then Farah starts crying.  Back to the group now.  The 
flashback scene ends.

Once you have control of the group again, ignore the path leading 
straight up.  Instead, head to the right.  Grab the bag for a Panacea 
Bottle.  Head down and around to the right and take the path leading up 
in the upper right corner.  Here, grab the two chests on the left first 
(Buckler, Chain Arms), and head up to the next screen.  Here, you'll 
come to a screen with a load point.  An Egg Bear suprises the group, and 
a BOSS battle will ensue.
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BOSS FIGHT: Egg Bear      HP: 3200    Str: None   Wk: Fire
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Even though you only have Keele and Reid for this battle, it's a snap.  
Just have Keele cast Fireball repeatedly and have Reid use his Special 
Skills.  The Egg Bear will be toast in no time at all.

After the battle, the party will set up camp (is that very smart, 
considering they were just ambushed there??).  Nothing eventul happens 
here.  Reid and Keele do some more arguing.  This time it's over the 
quality of Egg Bear meat.  Well whatever.  When you're done camping, 
head up, grab the chest (Battle Axe), and head up and around the ledge.  
You'll see some blood on the wall in front of you.  Head east.  In this 
room is the merchant's dead partner along with three dead Egg Bears.  
There's nothing to do here that I know of, so head up to the next room 
and grab the bag (Orange Gel).  When you're ready, head back to the room 
with the blood on the wall and take the path leading up to exit the 
cave.

NOTE--At some point while in the cave, you'll get the message "The tides 
are rising".  When that happens, you'll be able to grab the chests that 
weren't accessible before.

When you exit the cave, follow the road until you come to your next 
stop, Morle Village.

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Treetop Village, Morle
Party: Reid, Farah, Meredy, Keele
Items: Orz Earring
Enemies: None
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To get to Professor Mazet's house, keep going up (about 4 screens), then 
left and up again.  Enter the first (and only) house you'll see.  This 
is Mazet's house.

Upon entering, Keele and Mazet exchange pleasantries, and Meredy 
interrupts with some more incoherent babble.  The party comes in, and 
everyone sits in a circle on the floor.  Mazet gives each member a pair 
of Orz Earrings.  He explains that high level Craymel Mages use them.  
It allows them to communicate with Craymels.  Reid asks what the Orz 
Earrings have to do with Meredy.  Keele gets it.  Craymels speak Melnics 
too.  Mazet tells them to put the earrings on and to listen closely to 
what Meredy is trying to say.  They try, but their efforts are 
fruitless.  Mazet says that it will take time.  They all have to be on 
the same psychic wave in order for the earrings to work.  Suddenly 
Meredy gets up, runs around the room a couple times, and bolts out the 
door.  Reid and Farah chase after.  As Keele gets up and is about to 
leave, Mazet reminds him that Meredy is human, just like him, and to try 
and be understanding.

Now you've got to find Meredy.  Head back the way you came in, and when 
you have a choice of going right or down, choose to go down (follow the 
sign for Morle Backwoods).  Meredy ran in here.

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Morle Backwoods
Party: Reid, Farah, Keele
Items: Knight Saber, Chirp Whistle, Iron Helm, Panacea Bottle
Enemies: Mocking Plant, Mahogany, Marcroid, Minicoid, Giant Spider,
         Evil Needles, Insect Plant
=======================================================================
I won't bother explaining how to get through this area as it's totaly 
straightforward.  Just keep following Meredy.  That's it.  Along the 
way, grab the three treasure chests.  When you catch up to Meredy, 
you'll see a monster that has cornered Meredy's pet, Quickie.  Meredy 
tries to save Quickie by steping inbetween her and the monster.  The 
rest of the group heads over to help her.
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BOSS FIGHT: Insect Plant      HP: 8800    Str: Water   Wk: Fire
            &4 Evil Needles
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
This fight is very easy if you take out the Evil Needles first.  They 
like to poison you, which can be extremely annoying.  Take them out, and 
just use your best skills on the Insect Plant.  Keele's Fireball skill 
works very well here.  For winning the battle, you'll receive a Panacea 
Bottle.

It turns out that Quickie had gotten separated from Meredy, which is why 
she ran out of Professor Mazet's house.  Keele tells her that the 
monsters around here are viscious, and that she can't go running off 
alone like that again!  Meredy says she's "Sorry".  Finally, the group 
is able to understand her!  Reid, showing that he's somewhat dense, 
starts talking to Meredy without realizing that he's doing just that... 
TALKING TO MEREDY.  Meredy says Reid isn't too sharp (what gave it 
away?).  It's suggested that you head back to Mazet's house.

Head over to check the load point if you wish to restore your HP.  On 
your way back, the group stops to camp.  Keele begins to play his 
version of 20 questions with Meredy, to which Meredy calls him rude.  
She explains that she wants to stop the "Grand Fall", where Celestia and 
Inferia come closer together, and eventually, "BOOM", they collide.  She 
thinks she knows a way to stop this, however.  To do this, you'll need 
to gather all of the Greater Craymels in Inferia.  Keele thinks this is 
impossible.  Meredy explains that with a "Parasol", Greater Craymels can 
enter the Craymel Cage.  Keele thinks the party should to go Mazet's 
house and ask him about it.

Back now at Mazet's house, he says that you must meet all the Greater 
Craymels, and that he might know of a place where you can find them.  
Head Northeast from Morle until you come to Undine Stream.  If what 
Meredy says is true, then the Greater Craymels should appear before you.  
You'll then receive another valuable item, "Inferia Map".  Mazet teaches 
Farah a new skill also, "Detoxify".  Very useful indeed.  When you leave 
his house, Meredy apologizes for all the trouble she caused from the 
beginning, when Hyades attacked Reid and Farah in Rasheans (apparently 
that's the name of the "mystery man" who busted into the elder's house).  
Now you're ready to head to Undine Stream.

Before you leave, head up the ladders near the entrance of Morle.  Enter 
the shop called "Treetop".  Search the small pumpkin, and the WONDERCHEF 
makes yet another appearance.  This time, you learn how to make a 
"Garden Salad" (Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumbers).

=======================================================================
Undine Stream
Party: Reid, Farah, Meredy, Keele
Items: Poison Charm (2), Silk Cloak, Feather Cloak, Mace, Melange Gel
       (2), Hydra Dagger, Apple Shield, Tailsman, Mental Bracelet.
Enemies: Kick Frog, King Frog, Starfish, Red Roper, Sea Slug, Scorpion,
         Evil Needles, Forest Hawk, Undine
=======================================================================
This is another very straightforward area that doesn't really need an 
explanation.  Just grab the chests as you go along, and eventually 
you'll come to a waterfall with a cave behind it.  Enter...

Upon entering, you'll hear a voice say "You have done well to come this 
far".  Lots of little floating purple balls appear out of nowhere and 
begin floating.  Keele recognizes the strange voice as that of Undine, a 
Greater Craymel who is keeper of the Holy Waters.  He begs her to 
forgive the group for trespassing on their land.  Then he asks her about 
the "Grand Fall".  Undine more or less says that it's true and asks the 
group what they desire.  Meredy pulls out her Craymel Cage and says "I 
want you to go in here".  Undine replies by telling the group to venture 
further within if they are prepared (and you better be).  Keele tells 
everyone that Undine wants to test their power, to see if they're 
worthy.  Grab the chest for a Melange Gel, and exit.

The rest of this area is again, straightforward.  I will say that on the 
next screen is a treasure chest that's fairly well hidden.  On the right 
hand side, there's a Hydra Dagger in a chest that's well covered by 
trees.  Grab that, along with the other treasure, and continue on.  
Eventually you'll come to a load point.  You're about to encounter 
you're first tough fight, so save, heal, and if you don't have a good 
supply of Life Bottles, Apple Gels, and Orange Gels, leave and go buy 
some.  When you're properly prepared, head up to face you're toughest 
fight yet, Undine.
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BOSS FIGHT: Undine      HP: 6800    Str: Water   Wk: Lightning
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
This is one tough cookie.  Whatever you do, do NOT have the Hydra Dagger 
equipped on Reid, as it will do little to no damage on Undine.  Use 
everyone's best skills, and avoid using anything water-based.  It's 
probably a good idea to have Farah heal the entire fight.  Undine uses 
two nasty attacks, Spear of Baptism and Subterranean Divide, both of 
which will probably hit you're entire party.  You're Gel items and Life 
Bottles come in handy here, as you'll no doubt exhaust your TP quickly, 
and most likely a couple characters will die at some point in this 
battle.  Your spoils for winning are a Tailsman and a Mental Bracelet.

For winning, along with the spoils, Undine agrees to help you.  But 
she's just one of the many Greater Craymels, and in order to acheive 
your goal, you'll need to find, and get help from, all of them.  Before 
she can tell you where they are, however, she enters Meredy's Craymel 
Cage.  You'll get a little Craymel Cage tutorial, and learn the Craymel 
Arte "Spread".  Restore your HP and the load point, and head out.

Your pary will stop and take a break at the cave where you first 
encountered Undine.  Here Reid and company discuss how they'll find the 
rest of the Greater Craymels.  Reid suggests heading to Inferia City.  
Everyone eventually agrees, and Keele tells you that in order to get 
ther, you'll have to go through the Forest of Temptation first (head 
Southeast along the river and cross the bridge).

MORE COMING SOON!!
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******************************ENDING***********************************

As soon as I beat the game....

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***********************SECRETS/SUBQUESTS*******************************
++++++++++++
+WONDERCHEF+
++++++++++++

LOCATION         TEACH              INGREDIANTS
----------------|------------------|-----------------------------------
Rasheans Village|Sandwich          |Bread, Cheese, Lettuce

FIND: Search the piggybank in the house just south of Farah's.
----------------|------------------|-----------------------------------
Regulus Dojo    |Beef Stew         |Bear Meat, Cabbage, Carrots

FIND: Second floor of the inn.  Check the bag(?) near one of the beds
----------------|------------------|-----------------------------------
Academia        |Hamburger         |Bread, Lettuce, Bear Meat

FIND: Search the pink flower in the cafeteria and he'll appear
----------------|------------------|-----------------------------------
Morle Village   |Garden Salad      |Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumbers

FIND: Search the smaller pumpkin in the "Treetop"
----------------|------------------|-----------------------------------


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**********************ITEMS/WEAPONS LIST*******************************
+++++++
+TOOLS+
+++++++
ITEM NAME                DESCRIPTION
------------------|----------------------------------------------------
Apple Gel         |Restores 30% of character's HP
------------------|----------------------------------------------------
Dark Bottle       |Temporarily increases enemy encounter rate
------------------|----------------------------------------------------
Orange Gel        |Restores 30% of character's TP
------------------|----------------------------------------------------
Melange Gel       |Restore's 30% of character's HP and TP
------------------|----------------------------------------------------
Holy Bottle       |Temporarily reduces enemy enounter rate
------------------|----------------------------------------------------
Life Bottle       |Revives a deal ally
------------------|----------------------------------------------------
Panacea Bottle    |Cures abnormal physical conditions
------------------|----------------------------------------------------
Spectacles        |Scans the enemy's HP and attributes
------------------|----------------------------------------------------

+++++++++
+WEAPONS+
+++++++++
WEAPON NAME      USABLE BY     TYPE         DESCRIPTION
----------------|----------|----------|--------------------------------
Battle Axe      |  Reid    |   Axe    |Designed for use in battle
----------------|----------|----------|--------------------------------
Chain Arms      |  Farah   | Knuckles |Arms knitted with metallic chain
----------------|----------|----------|--------------------------------
Chirp Whistle   |  Meredy  | Whistle  |Whistle in the shape of a chick
----------------|----------|----------|--------------------------------
Francesca       |  Reid    |   Axe    |Iron Axe that's easy to handle
----------------|----------|----------|--------------------------------
Hand Axe        |  Reid    |   Axe    |An axe used for hunting
----------------|----------|----------|--------------------------------
Hydra Dagger    |  Reid    |  Dagger  |A dagger made from mystic metal
----------------|----------|----------|--------------------------------
Knight Saber    |  Reid    |  Sword   |Crafted for use by royal knights
----------------|----------|----------|--------------------------------
Leather Arms    |  Farah   | Knuckles |Arms made of tanned leather
----------------|----------|----------|--------------------------------
Long Spear      |  Reid    |  Spear   |Spear used by Imperial Guards
----------------|----------|----------|--------------------------------
Long Sword      |  Reid    |  Sword   |Sword made of 3 feet of iron
----------------|----------|----------|--------------------------------
Mace            |  Keele   |   Mace   |Has a metallic lump on the tip
----------------|----------|----------|--------------------------------
Pole Axe        |  Reid    |   Axe    |Axe w/attributes of a halberd
----------------|----------|----------|--------------------------------
Power Arms      |  Farah   | Knuckles |Leather arms-inc. attack power
----------------|----------|----------|--------------------------------
Rod             |  Keele   |  Rod     |Simple rod made of bone
----------------|----------|----------|--------------------------------
Saber           |  Reid    |  Sword   |Crafted & designed for slashing
----------------|----------|----------|--------------------------------
Whistle         |  Meredy  | Whistle  |Whistle blown to signal command
----------------|----------|----------|--------------------------------

+++++++
+ARMOR+
+++++++

NAME            EQUIPPED BY             TYPE/STATS
---------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------
Apple Shield   |Reid                   |Shield/Evade 10, Luck 5
               |                       |
DESCRIPTION: A mystical apple-shaped shield
---------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------
Buckler        |Reid                   |Shield/Defense 4, Evade 2
               |                       |
DESCRIPTION: A small iron shield
---------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------
Circlet        |Keele                  |Head/Defense 1
               |                       |
DESCRIPTION: A silver circlet with embroidered patterns
---------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------
Cloak          |Farah, Meredy          |Body/Evade 5
               |                       |
DESCRIPTION: A cloak made of durable cloth
---------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------
Feather Robe   |Keele                  |Body/Def 9, Evade 3, Luck 2
               |                       |
DESCRIPTION: A feather-light robe
---------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------
Iron Helm      |Reid                   |Helmet/Defense 3
               |                       |
DESCRIPTION: A helmet made of iron
---------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------
Iron Wrist     |Farah, Meredy, Keele   |Shield/Defense 3
               |                       |
DESCRIPTION: Small wristband made of iron
---------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------
Leather Helm   |Reid                   |Helmet/Evade 1
               |                       |
DESCRIPTION: A helmet that protects only the head
---------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------
Lid Shield     |Reid                   |Shield/Defense 2, Attribute
               |                       |Fire
DESCRIPTION: Fire resistent kitchenware--Can also be used as a shield
---------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------
Protector      |Reid                   |Body/Defense 7
               |                       |
DESCRIPTION: Only covers the chest to increase mobility
---------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------
Ribbon         |Farah, Meredy          |Head/Defense 2
               |                       |
DESCRIPTION: A red ribbon
---------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------
Robe           |Keele                  |Body/Defense 12, Evade 1
               |                       |
DESCRIPTION: A robe made of thick cloth
---------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------
Silk Cloak     |Farah, Meredy          |Body/Def. 10, Int. 1, Luck 2
               |                       |
DESCRIPTION: Made of silk.  Wear it for the refined look
---------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------
Soft Leather   |Reid                   |Body/Defense 2
               |                       |
DESCRIPTION: An armor made of softened 2-layer leather
---------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------
Wristband      |Farah, Meredy, Keele   |Shield/Defense 1
               |                       |
DESCRIPTION:  A cloth used for wiping off sweat
---------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------
Wooden Shield  |Reid                   |Shield/Defense 3, Evade 1
               |                       |
DESCRIPTION: A shield made of durable wood
---------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------
+++++++++++++
+ACCESSORIES+
+++++++++++++
NAME            EQUIPPED BY             TYPE/STATS
---------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------
Cape           |       All             |Cape/Defense 1
               |                       |
DESCRIPTION: A generic cape made of cloth
---------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------
Mental Bracelet|       All             |Amulet/---
               |                       |
DESCRIPTION: Defeat an enemy to recover 3% of TP
---------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------
Poison Charm   |       All             |Amulet/Attribute Water
               |                       |
DESCRIPTION: Protects against HP and TP reducing Poison & Weak
---------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------
Tailsman       |       All             |Amulet/Defense +5%
               |                       |
DESCRIPTION: A protective charm.  Increases defense by 5%
---------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------
Thief's Cape   |       All             |Cape/Defense 5, Evade 5
               |                       |
DESCRIPTION: The cape of choice for pirates
---------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------

++++++
+FOOD+
++++++
PRODUCT       DESCRIPTION
-------------|---------------------------------------------------------
Bear Meat    |Meat of an animal that inhabits Inferia
-------------|---------------------------------------------------------
Bread        |The aroma is excellent when it is well baked
-------------|---------------------------------------------------------
Cabbage      |One of the most versatile vegetables around
-------------|---------------------------------------------------------
Carrot       |A vegetable that tastes sweet when boiled
-------------|---------------------------------------------------------
Cheese       |Fermented milk.  Its scent is not enjoyed by all
-------------|---------------------------------------------------------
Cucumber     |Turns yellow when heated.  Eat it while it's still green
-------------|---------------------------------------------------------
Egg          |Used in various cuisines.  A high source of protein
-------------|---------------------------------------------------------
Kirima       |The official fruit of Inferia
-------------|---------------------------------------------------------
Lemon        |An extremely sour fruit
-------------|---------------------------------------------------------
Lettuce      |The undisputed King of Salad
-------------|---------------------------------------------------------
Onion        |A popular vegetable grown around the world
-------------|---------------------------------------------------------
Rice         |Cooked.  Steaming it to perfection can be difficult
-------------|---------------------------------------------------------
Strawberry   |Tasty w/milk and cream.  Excellent topping on a cake
-------------|---------------------------------------------------------
Tofu         |Processed soy bean.  Known for its soft texture
-------------|---------------------------------------------------------
Tomato       |Tasty fruit.  Can be made into a juice or sauce
-------------|---------------------------------------------------------

+++++++++++
+VALUABLES+
+++++++++++
ITEM NAME         DESCRIPTION
-----------------|-----------------------------------------------------
Collector's Book |A must have.  Have you recorded everything?
                 |
WHERE FOUND: Second floor of Elder's house in Rasheans Village
-----------------|-----------------------------------------------------
Inferia Map      |A map of Inferia (duh)
                 |
WHERE FOUND: Given to you by Professor Mazet before heading to Undine
             Stream
-----------------|-----------------------------------------------------
Manual           |Unlocks MANUAL control.
                 |
WHERE FOUND: Regulus Dojo--go into the room two down from Franco's.
             Talk to the monk on the right and answer him "Manual".
-----------------|-----------------------------------------------------
Orz Earring      |Communicate beyond the language barrier
                 |
WHERE FOUND: Given to you by Mazet during your first meeting with him
-----------------|-----------------------------------------------------
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************************VERSION HISTORY********************************

Version 1.0:  October 5, 2001--Initial Version.  Layout of the FAQ was 
created.  Introduction, Story, and Controls sections completed.  
Walkthrough completed up to just before entering Mintche for the first 
time. 

Version 1.1:  October 8, 2001--Items/Weapons section is up.  Started a 
WonderChef location section in the Screts/Sidequests.  Messed with the 
layout of the FAQ a little bit.  Fixed a couple of spelling errors.  
Walkthrough complete through Undine Stream.  Next update should have the 
walkthrough complete through at least the end of Disc 1.
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*************************SPECIAL THANKS********************************

+-To me, for writing this FAQ

+-To the ToDII instruction manual for information on the story and 
various menus

+-To Namco, for bringing this game stateside

+-To you guys, for reading this and (hopefully) enjoying it

+-To GameFAQs, for posting my first FAQ

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****************************LEGAL STUFF********************************

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