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  Vagrant Story
  Rare Weapons FAQ
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 Version 1.0
 by A. Cat.
 - catfaqs yahoo mail
 
 
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 Table of Contents
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  1. REVISION HISTORY
  2. INTRODUCTION
  3. THE RHOMPHAIA
     3.1 The Twelve
     3.2 Statistics
     3.3 Origins

  4. THE HAND OF LIGHT
     4.1 The Minotaurs
     4.2 Statistics
     4.3 Origins

  5. THE HOLY WIN
     5.1 The Last Crusader
     5.2 Statistics
     5.3 Origins

  6. CREDITS AND THANKS
  7. LEGAL


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  1. REVISION HISTORY
 =======================================================================

 Version 1.0 [September 12, 2005] - Initial release

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  2. INTRODUCTION
 =======================================================================

 This FAQ is for every Vagrant Story collector out there, those of you
 who go after some of those very special and very rare weapons in the
 game. It is intended to be the most complete and total guide to rare
 weaponry in Vagrant Story, a game which has endeared itself to some of
 the most die hard completists in all of gaming.

 Within you will find listings for the three rarest weapons in Vagrant
 Story. Each section has complete weapon drop points and their
 conditions, statistical information, and when available, information
 pertaining to the origin of their names.

 One note before continuing on with this FAQ. If this is your first time
 through the game, this FAQ is not for you. Many of these weapons are
 only attainable by those who have completed the game once, and bear the
 Rood Inverse upon their backs. For those of you who are ready, I
 present you with your complete Vagrant Story guide to rare weapons.

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  3. THE RHOMPHAIA
 =======================================================================

 The name "rhomphaia" is Thracian in origin, meaning "a sword". In
 modern Greek, "a big broad sword". It is probably most well known as
 the sword of divine judgment used by Jesus in The New Testament Book
 of Revelation, and is often considered to be "the Word of God". The
 sword is also attributed to Death, Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse.

 There are twelve Rhomphaia swords in Vagrant Story. Of the first four
 Rhomphaia swords in the game, three are carried by Bosses. These three
 all carry the "Angel" designation. None of these four are attainable
 from the enemies that carry them.

 The final great eight Rhomphaia swords of Vagrant Story are attainable,
 but only after your first play through the game. Each of these swords 
 carries its own tale; each has a legendary name from some of the great 
 myths, legends, and religions of the world.

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  3.1 The Twelve
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 BRONZE RHOMPHAIA "Angel Lance"

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                     |
  Wine Cellar        | "The Hero's Winehall"               [Boss fight]
                     | - Dullahan                [Does not drop weapon]
                     |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 IRON RHOMPHAIA

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                     |
  Wine Cellar        | "The Hero's Winehall"   [After Hewn From Nature]
                     | - Dullahan                [Does not drop weapon]
                     |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 HAGANE RHOMPHAIA "Angel Kiss"

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                     |
  Undercity East     | "Gemsword Blackmarket"              [Boss Fight]
                     | - Nightstalker            [Does not drop weapon]
                     |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 DAMASCUS RHOMPHAIA "Fallen Angel"

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                     |
  Temple of Kiltia   | "Hall of Prayer"                    [Boss Fight]
                     | - Last Crusader           [Does not drop weapon]
                     |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 HAGANE RHOMPHAIA "Brionac"

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                     |
  Iron Maiden B2     | "The Eunics' Lot"               [149 HP or less]
                     | - Dark Crusader            [Rarely drops weapon]
                     |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 HAGANE RHOMPHAIA "Isolde"

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                     |
  Iron Maiden B2     | "Tablillas"                     [149 HP or less]
                     | - Dark Crusader            [Rarely drops weapon]
                     |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 SILVER RHOMPHAIA "Mjolnir"

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                     |
  Iron Maiden B2     | "The Oven at Neisse"            [149 HP or less]
                     | - Dark Crusader            [Rarely drops weapon]
                     |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 DAMASCUS RHOMPHAIA "Pinaka"

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                     |
  Iron Maiden B2     | "The Mind Burns"                [149 HP or less]
                     | - Dark Crusader            [Rarely drops weapon]
                     |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 HAGANE RHOMPHAIA "Sarnga"

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                     |
  Iron Maiden B2     | "The Rack"                      [149 HP or less]
                     | - Dark Crusader            [Rarely drops weapon]
                     |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 SILVER RHOMPHAIA "Izanagi"

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                     |
  Iron Maiden B2     | "The Cold's Bridle"             [149 HP or less]
                     | - Dark Crusader            [Rarely drops weapon]
                     |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 SILVER RHOMPHAIA "Dainslaif"

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                     |
  Iron Maiden B2     | "Brank"                         [149 HP or less]
                     | - Dark Crusader            [Rarely drops weapon]
                     |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 DAMASCUS RHOMPHAIA "Ascalon"

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                     |
  Iron Maiden B2     | "The Spider"                    [149 HP or less]
                     | - Dark Crusader            [Rarely drops weapon]
                     |
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  3.2 Statistics
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 BRONZE RHOMPHAIA "Angel Lance"

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  Blade: Rhomphaia      | Material: Bronze      | Type: Sword           
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Grip: Swept Hilt      | Gem: N/A              | Gem: N/A              
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        |                       |                      
  Damage Points:    180 | Human:             -1 | Physical:           8
  Phantom Points:    96 | Beast:             -1 | Air:                5
  Range:              5 | Undead:            -2 | Fire:               5
  Risk:               3 | Phantom:           -1 | Earth:             -3
  Strength:          30 | Dragon:            -1 | Water:             -3
  Intelligence:       2 | Evil:              -5 | Light:              2
  Agility:           -6 |                       | Dark:               2
  Blunt:              0 |                       |
  Edged:              2 |                       |
  Piercing:           4 |                       |
                        |                       |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 IRON RHOMPHAIA

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  Blade: Rhomphaia      | Material: Iron        | Type: Sword
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Grip: Cross Guard     | Gem: N/A              | Gem: N/A            
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        |                       |                     
  Damage Points:    200 | Human:              5 | Physical:          14
  Phantom Points:    96 | Beast:              5 | Air:               -3
  Range:              5 | Undead:             1 | Fire:              -3
  Risk:               3 | Phantom:            0 | Earth:              5
  Strength:          33 | Dragon:             5 | Water:              5
  Intelligence:       2 | Evil:               5 | Light:              5
  Agility:           -6 |                       | Dark:               5
  Blunt:              8 |                       |
  Edged:              6 |                       |
  Piercing:           2 |                       |
                        |                       |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 HAGANE RHOMPHAIA "Angel Kiss"

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  Blade: Rhomphaia      | Material: Hagane      | Type: Sword
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Grip: Side Ring       | Gem: N/A              | Gem: N/A          
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        |                       |                     
  Damage Points:    200 | Human:              5 | Physical:          14
  Phantom Points:    96 | Beast:              5 | Air:               -3
  Range:              5 | Undead:             1 | Fire:              -3
  Risk:               3 | Phantom:            0 | Earth:              5
  Strength:          36 | Dragon:             5 | Water:              5
  Intelligence:       5 | Evil:               5 | Light:              5
  Agility:           -8 |                       | Dark:               5
  Blunt:             10 |                       |
  Edged:             12 |                       |
  Piercing:          10 |                       |
                        |                       |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 DAMASCUS RHOMPHAIA "Fallen Angel"

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  Blade: Rhomphaia      | Material: Damascus    | Type: Sword
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Grip: Counter Guard   | Gem: N/A              | Gem: N/A          
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                        |                       |                
  Damage Points:    210 | Human:             10 | Physical:          20
  Phantom Points:    96 | Beast:             10 | Air:                5
  Range:              5 | Undead:            -2 | Fire:               5
  Risk:               3 | Phantom:            0 | Earth:              5
  Strength:          38 | Dragon:            10 | Water:              5
  Intelligence:       5 | Evil:              10 | Light:            -10
  Agility:           -8 |                       | Dark:              10
  Blunt:              0 |                       |
  Edged:              8 |                       |
  Piercing:           7 |                       |
                        |                       |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 HAGANE RHOMPHAIA "Brionac"

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  Blade: Rhomphaia      | Material: Hagane      | Type: Sword
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Grip: Power Palm      | Gem: Polaris          | Gem: Sigguld      
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                        |                       |              
  Damage Points:    200 | Human:             -1 | Physical:          34
  Phantom Points:    96 | Beast:              2 | Air:               17
  Range:              5 | Undead:            -2 | Fire:             -13
  Risk:               3 | Phantom:           -3 | Earth:             25
  Strength:          35 | Dragon:            35 | Water:             -5
  Intelligence:      23 | Evil:              -1 | Light:             -5
  Agility:           -6 |                       | Dark:              -5
  Blunt:              0 |                       |
  Edged:             15 |                       |
  Piercing:          12 |                       |
                        |                       |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 HAGANE RHOMPHAIA "Isolde"

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  Blade: Rhomphaia      | Material: Hagane      | Type: Sword
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Grip: Spiral Hilt     | Gem: Tertia           | Gem: Marid Aquamarine
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        |                       |
  Damage Points:    200 | Human:             25 | Physical:          29
  Phantom Points:    96 | Beast:             25 | Air:               12
  Range:              5 | Undead:            21 | Fire:               7
  Risk:               3 | Phantom:           20 | Earth:             20
  Strength:          43 | Dragon:            25 | Water:             55
  Intelligence:      21 | Evil:              25 | Light:             20
  Agility:           -2 |                       | Dark:              20
  Blunt:             20 |                       |
  Edged:             20 |                       |
  Piercing:          20 |                       |
                        |                       |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 SILVER RHOMPHAIA "Mjolnir"

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  Blade: Rhomphaia      | Material: Silver      | Type: Sword
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Grip: Power Palm      | Gem: Basivalen        | Gem: Altema     
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        |                       |           
  Damage Points:    170 | Human:             -6 | Physical:          25
  Phantom Points:    96 | Beast:             -6 | Air:               -5
  Range:              5 | Undead:            17 | Fire:              25
  Risk:               3 | Phantom:           12 | Earth:             -5
  Strength:          32 | Dragon:            -3 | Water:             25
  Intelligence:      22 | Evil:              35 | Light:             10
  Agility:           -6 |                       | Dark:             -15
  Blunt:              0 |                       |
  Edged:             15 |                       |
  Piercing:          12 |                       |
                        |                       |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 DAMASCUS RHOMPHAIA "Pinaka"

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  Blade: Rhomphaia      | Material: Damascus    | Type: Sword
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Grip: Power Palm      | Gem: Galerian         | Gem: Titan Malachite
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                        |                       |
  Damage Points:    210 | Human:             10 | Physical:          70
  Phantom Points:    96 | Beast:             10 | Air:              -12
  Range:              5 | Undead:            -2 | Fire:             -12
  Risk:               3 | Phantom:            0 | Earth:            -12
  Strength:          37 | Dragon:            10 | Water:            -12
  Intelligence:      24 | Evil:              10 | Light:              3
  Agility:           -6 |                       | Dark:              23
  Blunt:              0 |                       |
  Edged:             15 |                       |
  Piercing:          12 |                       |
                        |                       |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 HAGANE RHOMPHAIA "Sarnga"

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  Blade: Rhomphaia      | Material: Hagane      | Type: Sword
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Grip: Murderer's Hilt | Gem: Vedivier         | Gem: Djinn Amber
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        |                       |                    
  Damage Points:    200 | Human:             10 | Physical:          14
  Phantom Points:    96 | Beast:             10 | Air:               32
  Range:              5 | Undead:             6 | Fire:              -3
  Risk:               3 | Phantom:            5 | Earth:              0
  Strength:          39 | Dragon:            10 | Water:              5
  Intelligence:      15 | Evil:              10 | Light:              5
  Agility:           -5 |                       | Dark:               5
  Blunt:              0 |                       |
  Edged:             13 |                       |
  Piercing:          17 |                       |
                        |                       |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 SILVER RHOMPHAIA "Izanagi"

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  Blade: Rhomphaia      | Material: Silver      | Type: Sword
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Grip: Murderer's Hilt | Gem: Berion           | Gem: Ifrit Carnelian
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        |                       |            
  Damage Points:    170 | Human:             10 | Physical:          10
  Phantom Points:    96 | Beast:             10 | Air:               10
  Range:              5 | Undead:            30 | Fire:              45
  Risk:               3 | Phantom:           25 | Earth:             10
  Strength:          37 | Dragon:            10 | Water:              5
  Intelligence:      14 | Evil:              15 | Light:             25
  Agility:           -4 |                       | Dark:               0
  Blunt:              0 |                       |
  Edged:             13 |                       |
  Piercing:          17 |                       |
                        |                       |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 SILVER RHOMPHAIA "Dainslaif"

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Blade: Rhomphaia      | Material: Silver      | Type: Sword
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Grip: Spiral Hilt     | Gem: Lancer           | Gem: Seraphim Diamond
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        |                       |      
  Damage Points:    170 | Human:             25 | Physical:          25
  Phantom Points:    96 | Beast:             25 | Air:               25
  Range:              5 | Undead:            45 | Fire:              25
  Risk:               3 | Phantom:           40 | Earth:             25
  Strength:          41 | Dragon:            25 | Water:             25
  Intelligence:      23 | Evil:              30 | Light:             75
  Agility:           -1 |                       | Dark:              10
  Blunt:             20 |                       |
  Edged:             20 |                       |
  Piercing:          20 |                       |
                        |                       |
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

 _______________________________________________________________________
 DAMASCUS RHOMPHAIA "Ascalon"

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Blade: Rhomphaia      | Material: Damascus    | Type: Sword
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Grip: Murderer's Hilt | Gem: Gervin           | Gem: Dao Moonstone
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        |                       |
  Damage Points:    210 | Human:             25 | Physical:          30
  Phantom Points:    96 | Beast:             25 | Air:               10
  Range:              5 | Undead:            13 | Fire:              15
  Risk:               3 | Phantom:           15 | Earth:             50
  Strength:          43 | Dragon:            25 | Water:             15
  Intelligence:      19 | Evil:              25 | Light:              0
  Agility:           -3 |                       | Dark:              20
  Blunt:              0 |                       |
  Edged:             13 |                       |
  Piercing:          17 |                       |
                        |                       |
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  3.3 Origins
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                     |
  "Brionac"          | Spear of Lugh of the Long Arm. It was said to
                     | have an insatiable thirst for blood, and would
   Celtic            | find its own way into battle.
                     |
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                     |
  "Isolde"           | Two women: Isolde the Fair and Isolde of the
                     | White Hands. They are the lover and the wife of
   Arthurian         | Tristan, respectively.
                     |
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                     |
  "Mjollnir"         | Hammer of Thor, God of Thunder. A thunderbolt
                     | before which nothing could stand, it always
   Norse             | returned to his hand when thrown.
                     |
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                     |
  "Pinaka"           | Bow of Shiva the Destroyer. A gift from Brahma,
                     | it is made of a serpent with seven heads and
   Hindu             | poisonous teeth.
                     |
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                     |
  "Sarnga"           | Bow of Vishnu the Preserver. Also associated
                     | with his 8th Avatar, Krishna. Many thousands
   Hindu             | have fallen beneath its volleys.
                     |
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                     |
  "Izanagi"          | "The male who invites" Brother and husband of
                     | Izanami, and Shinto God of all that is light and
   Shinto            | heavenly. Father of the Gods and Humankind.
                     |
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                     |
  "Dainsleif"        | Sword of Lord Hogni. Cursed, it must cause the
                     | death of a man whenever it is drawn, and wounds
   Norse             | made by this blade never heal.
                     |
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                     |
  "Ascalon"          | Magical Sword of Saint George the Dragonslayer.
                     | With it, he subdues a dragon before it devours
   Christian         | Princess Cleodolinda of Salem.
                     |
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  4. THE HAND OF LIGHT
 =======================================================================

 The "Hand of Light", the mighty heavy mace carried by the six Minotaurs
 of Vagrant Story. The origin of its name is unknown, but it is
 something that is most likely religious in origin. One could possibly
 look at it as the "Hand of God", which, judging by the size of it, is
 probably not too far off.

 Of the six Hand of Light heavy maces in the game, only three are
 attainable. Unfortunately, the only Bronze Hand of Light is amongst
 the three not dropped by its master. It should be noted that though
 rare, the Hand of Light is not the most powerful weapon in its class.

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  4.1 The Minotaurs
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 BRONZE HAND OF LIGHT

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                     |
  Wine Cellar        | "The Gallows"                       [Boss fight]
                     | - Minotaur                [Does not drop weapon]
                     |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 HAGANE HAND OF LIGHT

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                     |
  Wine Cellar        | "The Gallows"                 [Later Boss fight]
                     | - Zombie Minotaur         [Does not drop weapon]
                     |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 HAGANE HAND OF LIGHT 

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                     |
  Wine Cellar        | "The Gallows"                 [After Boss fight]
                     | - Zombie Minotaur          [Rarely drops weapon]
                     |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 HAGANE HAND OF LIGHT 

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                     |
  Temple Of Kiltia   | "The Chapel of Meschaunce"          [Boss fight]
                     | - Minotaur Lord           [Does not drop weapon]
                     |
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

 _______________________________________________________________________
 HAGANE HAND OF LIGHT 

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                     |
  Temple Of Kiltia   | "The Chapel of Meschaunce"     [After Boss fight]
                     | - Minotaur Lord             [Rarely drops weapon]
                     |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 IRON HAND OF LIGHT 

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
                     |
  The Keep           | "A Storm of Arrows"                 [Time Trial]
                     | - Minotaur                 [Rarely drops weapon]
                     |
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  4.2 Statistics
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 BRONZE HAND OF LIGHT

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  Blade: Hand of Light  | Material: Bronze      | Type: Heavy Mace
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Grip: Wooden Grip     | Gem:  N/A             | Gem: N/A
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        |                       |                      
  Damage Points:    140 | Human:             14 | Physical:           8
  Phantom Points:    68 | Beast:             14 | Air:                5
  Range:              7 | Undead:           -17 | Fire:               5
  Risk:               1 | Phantom:          -16 | Earth:             -3
  Strength:          33 | Dragon:            14 | Water:             -3
  Intelligence:       1 | Evil:             -20 | Light:              0
  Agility:          -11 |                       | Dark:               0
  Blunt:              5 |                       |
  Edged:              1 |                       |
  Piercing:           0 |                       |
                        |                       |
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

 _______________________________________________________________________
 HAGANE HAND OF LIGHT

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Blade: Hand of Light  | Material: Hagane      | Type: Heavy Mace
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Grip: Runkasyle       | Gem: N/A              | Gem: N/A
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        |                       |                      
  Damage Points:    150 | Human:             20 | Physical:          14
  Phantom Points:    68 | Beast:             20 | Air:               -3
  Range:              7 | Undead:           -14 | Fire:              -3
  Risk:               1 | Phantom:          -15 | Earth:              5
  Strength:          40 | Dragon:            20 | Water:              5
  Intelligence:       5 | Evil:             -10 | Light:              5
  Agility:          -11 |                       | Dark:               5
  Blunt:             17 |                       |
  Edged:              7 |                       |
  Piercing:           0 |                       |
                        |                       |
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

 _______________________________________________________________________
 HAGANE HAND OF LIGHT

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Blade: Hand of Light  | Material: Hagane      | Type: Heavy Mace
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Grip: Runkasyle       | Gem: Titan Malachite  | Gem: N/A
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        |                       |                      
  Damage Points:    150 | Human:             20 | Physical:          44
  Phantom Points:    68 | Beast:             20 | Air:              -10
  Range:              7 | Undead:           -14 | Fire:             -10
  Risk:               1 | Phantom:          -15 | Earth:             -2
  Strength:          41 | Dragon:            20 | Water:             -2
  Intelligence:      11 | Evil:             -10 | Light:             -2
  Agility:           -8 |                       | Dark:              -2
  Blunt:             17 |                       |
  Edged:              7 |                       |
  Piercing:           0 |                       |
                        |                       |
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

 _______________________________________________________________________
 IRON HAND OF LIGHT

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Blade: Hand of Light  | Material: Iron        | Type: Heavy Mace
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Grip: Czekan Type     | Gem: N/A              | Gem: N/A
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        |                       |                      
  Damage Points:    145 | Human:             16 | Physical:          10
  Phantom Points:    68 | Beast:             16 | Air:                0
  Range:              7 | Undead:           -17 | Fire:               4
  Risk:               1 | Phantom:          -14 | Earth:              4
  Strength:          36 | Dragon:            16 | Water:              0
  Intelligence:       2 | Evil:             -15 | Light:              1
  Agility:          -11 |                       | Dark:               1
  Blunt:              8 |                       |
  Edged:              4 |                       |
  Piercing:           0 |                       |
                        |                       |
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

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  4.3 Origins
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

 _______________________________________________________________________
 HAND OF LIGHT

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
                     |
  "Hand Of Light"    | Unknown, most likely religious in origin.
                     |
                     |
                     |
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 =======================================================================
  5. THE HOLY WIN
 =======================================================================

 Like the Hand of Light, the "Holy Win" is yet another enigmatic weapon
 name found in Vagrant Story. This rather unwieldy looking weapon is
 actually a large "Rood Inverse", the ever-present religious symbol seen
 throughout Vagrant Story. Rood is an archaic word specifically
 referring to the crucifix, or a representation of Christ on the cross.

 The Holy Win itself is only seen twice in the game. Your initial run in 
 with this weapon is during the next to final battle with Guildenstern.
 At this point, the weapon is unattainable. Like the Rhomphaia, it is
 only during subsequent playthroughs of the game that you can get this
 weapon, and it is not easy. The undead knight, "Last Crusader", only
 appears under special conditions. When he does, the chance of him
 dropping the Holy Win is extremely remote. It is, without a doubt, the
 rarest weapon in Vagrant Story.

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  5.1 The Last Crusader
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

 _______________________________________________________________________
 DAMASCUS HOLY WIN

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
                     |
  Great Cathedral    | "Dome"                              [Boss fight]
  Dome               | - Guildenstern            [Does not drop weapon]
                     |
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 _______________________________________________________________________
 DAMASCUS HOLY WIN "Excalibur"

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                     |
  Iron Maiden B2     | "Tormentum Insomniae"           [149 HP or less]
                     | - Last Crusader            [Rarely drops weapon]
                     |
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

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  5.2 Statistics
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

 _______________________________________________________________________
 DAMASCUS HOLY WIN

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  Blade: Holy Win       | Material: Damascus    | Type: Great Sword
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Grip: Spiral Hilt     | Gem: N/A              | Gem: N/A
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        |                       |                      
  Damage Points:    280 | Human:             20 | Physical:          30
  Phantom Points:    57 | Beast:             20 | Air:               15
  Range:              6 | Undead:             8 | Fire:              15
  Risk:               2 | Phantom:           10 | Earth:             15
  Strength:          48 | Dragon:            20 | Water:             15
  Intelligence:       7 | Evil:              20 | Light:              0 
  Agility:          -10 |                       | Dark:              20 
  Blunt:             20 |                       |
  Edged:             20 |                       |
  Piercing:          20 |                       |
                        |                       |
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

 _______________________________________________________________________
 DAMASCUS HOLY WIN "Excalibur"

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Blade: Holy Win       | Material: Damascus    | Type: Great Sword
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Grip: Spiral Hilt     | Gem: Arturos          | Gem: Berial Blackpearl
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
                        |                       |                      
  Damage Points:    280 | Human:             50 | Physical:          55
  Phantom Points:    57 | Beast:             50 | Air:               40
  Range:              6 | Undead:            38 | Fire:              40
  Risk:               2 | Phantom:           40 | Earth:             40
  Strength:          57 | Dragon:            50 | Water:             40
  Intelligence:      28 | Evil:              50 | Light:             20 
  Agility:            1 |                       | Dark:              80 
  Blunt:             20 |                       |
  Edged:             20 |                       |
  Piercing:          20 |                       |
                        |                       |
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  5.3 Origins
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------

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                     |
  "Excalibur"        | Magical sword of King Arthur. Its blade was said
                     | to be unbreakable, and its scabbard would
   Arthurian         | protect its bearer as long as they wore it.
                     |
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 =======================================================================
  6. CREDITS AND THANKS
 =======================================================================

 Me, myself, and I. I'm a cocky bastard!

 CJayC and the best gaming website on the net, GameFAQs.com. Words
 cannot express.

 Chris "Kao Megura" MacDonald, the greatest there ever was.

 Jay Tilton, for allowing me to use the information from his Enemy FAQ.
 This FAQ would not be possible if not for the work he has done.

 Samuel Riesterer, for writing such an excellent Item Stats FAQ. His
 mass of weapon and item statistics for Vagrant Story helped me to
 calculate some of the missing numbers in this FAQ.

 Sky Render, for providing information on the origins of the name
 "Dainslaif".

 Everyone in the Vagrant Story gaming community for their support,
 information, and countless debates and conversations. We are family.

 And, of course, that little company known as SQUARESOFT, that brought
 us the game, the myth, the legend... Vagrant Story

 =======================================================================
  7. LEGAL
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