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                                     Playstation®2
    
                   The Ultimate Unofficial Dark Cloud Strategy Guide
                               Written by AdrenalineSL &
                                        Azaroth
                         Version 2.0: Released August 14, 2002
                             Visit: http://www.azaroth.com
    
    
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    This is currently [Version 2.0] of Adrenaline's and Azaroth's Dark Cloud
    Walkthrough and Strategy Guide.
    
    
    THIS COMPLETE DARK CLOUD FAQ/WALKTHROUGH EXPLICITLY INCLUDES:
    
    * Complete know-it-all basics section for dummies
    * A full walkthrough that can lead you from point A to Z
    * Georama help when you are stumped with that 89%
    * Help on how to fulfill requests of all the villagers and getting 100% in
      all categories
    * Story and character information
    * Everything, and I mean everything about weapons
    * Weapon stats, weapon abilities, you name it
    * Complete Bestiary with battle strategies
    * Complete Item lists and their uses
    * "Fool-proof" boss strategies for all bosses
    * Extra random stuff about Dark Cloud
    
    COME BUY IT NOW! Available at  most retail  stores that sell  wads of printed
    guides from the internet. Suckers. I will hunt you down and kill you 'til you
    die.
    
    
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    ---  WHAT'S NEW  ---
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    Version 2.0  | August 14, 2002
    After some contemplation, I just don't want to add my *NEW* e-mail address in
    this guide. All the help I can offer is found here. If you can't get the help
    you need, then consult the message board, PLEASE! No need to try my old addy.
    I don't use it anymore. Well, hardly. For those of you that have endlessly
    tried to contact Azaroth--he hasn't been online for months!! Anyway, I just
    kinda fiddled around with the format. I didn't add anything, but I did take
    out some things. The old updates have been deleted and stuff. There's nothing
    more I can really add, so I hope I don't need to update anymore. Good day,
    good night and good game.
    
    [Old updates deleted]
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    Table of Contents
    ------------------
    
        01.  Controls & Gameplay
                 Controls
                 Dark Cloud Concepts
                 Exploration Mode
                 Battle Mode
                 Fishing
        02.  Dark Story
                 Characters
        03.  Walkthrough
                 Chapter One
                 Chapter Two
                 Chapter Three
                 Chapter Four
                 Chapter Five
                 Chapter Six
                 Demon Shaft
        04.  Rebuilding The Villages
                 Norune Village
                 Matataki Village
                 Queens
                 Muska Lacka
                 Moon Factory
                 Gallery of Time
        05.  All Things Weapons
                 Weapon Stats
                 Weapon Evolutions
                 Weapon Flowcharts
                 Weapon Abilities
                 Secret Weapons
                 Attachments
                 Weapon-Building Hints
        06.  Bestiary
        07.  Boss Strategies
        08.  Item List
        09.  Miscellaneous
                 Tips & Tricks
                 Frequently Asked Questions
        10.  Outro
                 Special Thanks
                 Contributor Credits
                 Legal Junk
                 Shameless Self-Promotion
    
    
    
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                                      Controls
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    Left Analog Stick    -  Run/Walk
                            *Climb ladders
                            *Move cursor on the menu screen
    Right Analog Stick   -  Adjust camera angle
    
    Triangle Button      -  Open Menu
                            *Buy/Sell items
    Cross Button         -  Main Action button
                            *Confirm selections
    Square Button        -  Use active item
                            *Use menu ("!")
    Circle Button        -  Close menus
                            *Cancel selections
    
    L1 Button            -  Select weapons/items/Switch Target
    L2 Button            -  Adjust camera angle
    R1 Button            -  Block attacks
    R2 Button            -  Adjust Camera/First-person view
    
    Start Button         -  Confirm selections
    Direction Buttons    -  Move character/cursor
    
    
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                                  Dark Cloud Concepts
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    I will be comparing Dark Cloud with many games, but mostly the Final Fantasy
    series and Zelda. If you are offended in some way (I don't know how), then
    don't read my guide. Don't laugh; some people are paranoid like that. Mostly
    those Square fanboys though.
    
    DUNGEONS
    ---------
    
    Dungeons are typical segments found in many games. Without dungeons, you will
    have to slog through a repetitive pattern of "Explore" -> "Talk" -> "Save
    People" -> "Get the girl". Sounds a little humdrum, no? Well, it is! Having
    dungeons in a game is indispensable for players such as me. I'd be dying of
    boredom, otherwise. So it appears that the Dark Genie has transformed once
    peaceful environments into vast dungeons congested with monsters looking for
    a buffoon to accidentally stumble onto them, unarmed. Dungeons are especially
    essential to Dark Cloud since they contain the valuable Atla. Don't know what
    an Atla is? Read below.
    
    
    ATLA
    -----
    
    These things are round, magical spheres that behold the ever-so important
    pieces of your homeland. In the split second of total destruction of Toan's
    home, the Spirit King safely tucks them away in these spheres. If you're
    sharp, you will have known that they are called Atla. Each Atla contains a
    piece of the lost Western Continent, which you will need to diligently find
    to restore order back into the world. Atla can contain people missing from
    villages and foundation parts such as trees, fences, roads, bridges, rivers,
    etc. Of course, you can't just walk and pick up these Atlas. You'd need a
    special device to not only let you obtain the Atla, but also help you find
    it. Well, this item is given to you by the man himself so I won't delve into
    that.
    
    
    THE ("!") ALERT
    -----------------
    
    This neat thing was undoubtedly culled from Final Fantasy IX's ("!") action
    thing. Maybe this is one of the features that have been added into this
    version (don't send hate mail if it ain't). Well anyway, it works generally
    the same as the one in FFIX; assuming, you've played it. :/ Uh, ok, for those
    of you who haven't the slightest idea what it is, think of it as a treasure
    detector. When Toan is in front of a treasure (or whatever), the ("!") will
    appear. This hints that Toan has hit the motherload and should be prompted to
    hit the X button. Upon doing so, Toan will dish out the treasure and add it
    into his inventory. This also works with the Atla. Sometimes, when the ("!")
    icon appears, it either means you've found treasure OR Toan has to do a task
    or use an item to trigger the next event.
    
    
    ALLIES
    -------
    
    In Dark Cloud, you will make new friends and have them join your party. But
    the downside to this is that only one character may appear on the screen at
    once. No worries though, you will be able to switch characters in and out of
    action. Your allies have special skills that can help you progress in your
    epic quest to save the world, so it's essential for you to use all your
    allies to get the real gist of the game. You can switch allies by holding the
    Directional Left pad and Select simultaneously.
    
    
    TIME
    ------
    
    This feature was definitely borrowed from Zelda: Majora's Mask. It's arguably
    the same thing. Dark Cloud's world DOES gradually change to reflect the time
    of the day. As you lounge around, time flies by and before you know it, it
    may be nightfall. People interact differently at certain times of the day,
    like in Zelda:MM. Talk to them at a certain time of the day, they might give
    you presents, or just talk to you. It is dependant on the time of the day. I
    repeat, the time of the day. The tough part is to now figure out how the heck
    you're going to know how the people will interact with you the way you want
    them to during what part of the day. Morning? Noon? Night? Never? That is the
    true meaning of exploration.
    
    
    PERSON LEFT ARROW
    -------------------
    
    If I haven't mentioned this before, I will mention this again: Dark Cloud and
    Zelda:MM are rather akin to each other. This Person Left Arrow concept was
    also present in the Zelda game. The blue arrows are used to indicate there is
    a person in the distance that can be spoken to. As you approach the person,
    the alert changes to the name of the person. If you find this annoying, you
    can turn it off via the Options menu.
    
    
    GEORAMA MODE
    -------------
    
    This is pretty simple and doesn't need a long explanation. There are in-game
    tutorials if you really need help. The only thing you'd need help on is how
    you'll want to place the houses and stuff so everyone would be happy. Anyway,
    to open the Georama window, press the SELECT button to toggle Georama mode
    first then press the (/\) button to open the menu. You can use this mode once
    you have collected enough Atla in dungeons to rebuild _something_. Pop into
    the Georama menu, and start assembling pieces of the world.
    
    When assembling villages, make sure you have the proper foundations for such
    tasks. Select the object you would like to plant into the ground. Press the
    (X) button for bird's eye view of the land. Experiment with the buttons. If
    you mess up, you can always level the villages and rebuild them. :) Remember
    to keep everyone happy.
    
    Tip: Wander through town chatting with everyone to find out what they want in
    their house, their landmark, and everything else you need to know about their
    ideal house.
    
    
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                                   Exploration Mode
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    CHESTS
    -------
    
    Chests can be found in various places and may appear at random. Most chests
    can be seen on the casual screen. When you've found one, simply walk up to it
    and open it using the X button. However, some chests are "trick" chests. They
    contain harmful traps, kinda like Vagrant Story's trap floor panels. It's not
    possible to watch out for them until you're caught in one.
    
    
    KEYS
    ------
    
    Most doors in town are unlocked, but some require special keys to open them.
    Where do you find these keys? Monsters will usually drop them upon defeat,
    and you may sometimes obtain them through friendly conversations with the
    locals. Keys can also be found in chests. You can usually tell if a door is
    locked when they can't be opened with the X button. =P
    
    
    WATER
    -------
    
    Believe it or not, this is the first game I've seen that requires Toan and
    co. to keep their bodies properly hydrated with water. Water, in this game,
    can replenish your health, water meter, and stuff...So a good thing to keep
    in mind is when you come across a spring, drink up and call upon your other
    party members to drink their fill as well. Don't be a water hog! If there're
    no springs or water-related things around, just pray that you've remembered
    to bring along an available water flask. If your character becomes dehydrated
    his HP will gradually decrease, and like humans, they become weaker in combat
    and other actions.
    
    
    MAP
    -----
    
    The map, like any map, lays out the current area for you. Voids will fill as
    Toan explores the area and discovers new areas and such. Sometimes you can
    find map fragments in chests. Map fragments help patch up the holes and
    disclose other areas of the dungeon, or whatever. It immediately gets added
    to the map information displayed.  When reading maps, you may find many icons
    and color-coded shapes. You can obtain these "location" information by
    finding the Magical Crystal on each floor. Once found, the symbols will
    instantly be displayed on the map. These shapes and icons are meaningful if
    you know how to read the map properly. These are what those symbols mean:
    
      "Pink arrow"    – Toan's current location on the dungeon floor
      "Green dots"    – locations of Atla
      "Green squares" – Floor entrances
      "Yellow square" – Floor exits
      "Red dots"      - Symbolize monsters. When they begin to move, they're
                        coming for you. Beware.
      "Yellow dots"   - chests and objects that can be accessible
      "Blue Circles"  - Water sources where you can quench your thirst
      "Small Circles" – Mystery circles. These cause either good or bad status
                        effects.
      "Pink ("?")"    - designate entrances to the secret areas
    
    
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                                    Battle Mode
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    LIFE METER
    ------------
    
    Naturally, your life meter is the most essential stat to watch for. Always
    remain vigilant to this meter. The life meter is marked by a heart and is the
    top meter of all meters in position. It represents how much damage Toan or
    some other ally can sustain. Technically, the higher the better chances for
    survival. Of course, each ally has their own life meter, meaning it may come
    in different lengths. If the meter depletes to 0, the character is K.O.ed and
    cannot perform any further actions. Life can be restored using curative items
    or by nice, refreshing water from a local gutter.
    
    
    WEAPON HIT POINTS (WHP)
    -------------------------
    
    The duration of your weapon is dependant on how you maintain it. Weapons have
    feelings too, you know. You should never overwork your weapon, or it will not
    only break, it also means that you've wasted your effort in trying to
    strengthen the darned thing. As you strike with a weapon, be it a slingshot
    or some huge club, it will begin to lose its efficiency and its WHP will
    decrease. If, or when all WHP is gone, the weapon breaks and disappears from
    your inventory. However, the character's default weapon will remain no matter
    how badly you abuse it. :) The Weapon Hit Point meter is marked by a sword.
    With the use of the Repair option, only then can you help maintain its edge.
    You will need to have some Repair Powder handy first to be able to use the
    Repair option. So the tip of the day is to have Repair Powder in abundance!
    Doesn't hurt to have extras of everything.
    
    
    ABSORTION METER (ABS)
    ----------------------
    
    The ABS meter is vital to upgrading your weapon (if you want it upgraded). As
    you continue using the same weapon (without wearing it out), the ABS meter
    will increase. Once it reaches the heightened point of the meter, you can
    upgrade your current weapon by selecting the UPGRADE option in the weapon
    menu. Cool.
    
    
    THRIST METER
    --------------
    
    In Dark Cloud, not only do you need to worry about your HP, but you have also
    got to watch your Thirst Meter. Both these meters are pretty systematic and
    they pretty much work in the same way. However, the depletion of the thirst
    meter does affect your HP meter. If your warrior is dehydrated, his HP will
    start to decrease. The thirst meter is represented by a line of water
    droplets. As Toan, or other allies, grow more parched, the droplets will
    begin to fade away. When this happens and you are near the end of your water
    supply make excursions to a nearby river, stream, gutter, puddle, etc., or
    hunt for one. Like normal human beings, water is a vital ingredient to life.
    Period.
    
    
    ACTIVE ITEM SLOTS
    -------------------
    
    Active Item Slots are those three squares at the top of the screen. You can
    set up your items here for instant use, without having to open your inventory
    menu. You can quickly use these items by pressing the [] button. Use the
    Direction buttons to move between the items. Items can range from offensive
    items to auxiliary items. Go figure.
    
    
    SPEED
    -------
    
    The speed meter does not determine how fast your character can react, but
    rather how quickly he can swing the sword, or weapon. The greater the speed,
    the more combos he can pull off. And we all know how devastating combos can
    be if used correctly. If the speed meter is empty, you must wait patiently
    for the meter to slowly refill again. Speed increases as you allocate certain
    attachments to a weapon. The speed meter is displayed at the lower left
    corner of the screen. Speed also changes dramatically as your weapon grows
    stronger. Stronger is better.
    
    
    DAMAGE
    --------
    
    Depending on your recklessness, you can either receive little (or no damage),
    or major wallops. Each time you or the monster receives its share of pain,
    the "damage" will be distinctly identified in a red light and the amount of
    HP lost will be displayed.
    
    
    CHARGED ATTACKS
    ----------------
    
    In contrary to primary attacks, which do moderate damage to your foes, each
    character can execute special attacks called charge attacks. Though, it does
    not hold a catchy name, it's exceptionally powerful, mind you. To properly
    deliver these deathblows, press and hold the (X) button until the character
    basks in red light; then release the button. This should have the character
    go on a frenzy of attacks. For each character, he or she will perform their
    own signature moves, or different types of charge attacks:
    
         _____________________________________________
        |   Toan    | Jump Slash and Windmill Slash   |
        |   Goro    | Spin Smash                      |
        |   Ungaga  | Tornado Spin                    |
        |   Ruby    | Charge Magic Bolt               |
        |   Xiao    | Power Shot (Hold button down)   |
        |___________|_________________________________|
    
    
    THROWING
    ----------
    
    Like the Throw command in the Final Fantasy games, throwing items at enemies
    in Dark Cloud can be beneficial, or sometimes rueful. To prepare an item for
    throwing, place it in one of the Active Item Slots for convenient purposes.
    Only throw items if you have surplus quantities of that item, unless it's a
    useless item then uh, use it. To "auto-throw" an item at an enemy, you must
    first have your ideal enmity locked-on target. Next, select the item you'd
    like to pelt your foe with, and press the ([]) button to throw. To manually,
    aim and throw is a bit trickier. Select an item from the Active Item Slots or
    whatever, then press and hold the ([]) button. A cross-hair will appear to
    help you aim your shot. When you've got your victim down, release the ([])
    button and watch 'er go! A nice thing about throwing items is the exchange
    between the monster and you. It might drop attachments that will aid you in
    defeating monsters of the same attribute later.
    
    
    SWITCHING ALLIES
    ------------------
    
    Team work is what everyone needs to get through grueling tasks. With a one-
    man party it's impossible. Be a team player! Anyway, to switch your allies in
    and out of the role, press the SELECT button and a circle of all your party
    members will appear. Use the Directional buttons to choose between members,
    and press the (X) button to confirm your selection. However, in some areas,
    you are prohibited to use any other ally. These such areas are called Limited
    Zones. The hell are these Limited Zones?
    
    
    LIMITED ZONES
    ---------------
    
    Limited Zones are randomly placed in floors of dungeons. These place morbid
    restrictions on the player such as using a weapon can reduce ABS instead of
    the other way around and getting thirsty quicker. These are silly examples of
    Limited Zones. Simply put: They aren't fun.
    
    
    DUELS
    -------
    
    Throughout the game, enemies you encounter will challenge you into a simple
    Duel. During Duels, the player does not have complete control over the
    character. It doesn't take brute force and strategy to win these battles,
    but rather it takes a precision of timed buttons. Kinda like Squall's
    Renzokuken in Final Fantasy VIII. When a duel is about to commence, a ("!")
    icon will appear overhead. At the start of the duel, a blue bar appears at
    the bottom, and scrolling white block will appear on the left side of the
    screen. As we digest this, controller button replicas start to appear on the
    right side and work their way to the left side. As the buttons overlap the
    white block, press the buttons according to the buttons displayed on screen.
    It takes a little practice to master it. Winning Duels award you with nice
    items.
    
    
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                                      Fishing
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    Upon popular demand, I've created and opened this section for those players
    who are having trouble learning the ways of the fishermen. First, look for a
    decent fishing pond and spot. Examine the fishing sign, and select Fish. Now,
    Toan will hold the fishing rod. Choose a spot you'd like to fish. An options
    box will appear with the options: (X)Cast, ([])Change Bait, and (_)Quit. The
    last option just tells you what you have as your current bait. Look into the
    pond; you can vaguely tell that there are fish in there.  Attach the bait on
    to the hook first, then cast the line into the spot with the most fish. Move
    around a little bit to attract the fish. Hold on to the rod until you feel a
    nibble (you can also see it on the screen, or even feel it).
    
    Now that you know a fish is interested in your bait, stay neutral a bit until
    you're sure the fish is hooked to your bait.  Rotate the camera a bit for a
    better view. Now, attempt to reel in the line and the fish should grab on to
    it. Mash the (X) button to successfully catch it. Your points will be
    evaluated depending upon how big the fish is. Remember that you can lose the
    bait if you let it dawdle for too long. Also, to be a good fisherman, keep in
    mind that it is better to fish at night and in the morning. That's when the
    fishies get hungry. Toan's first fishing experience will be in Norune when
    you rebuild the pond. Prickly bait works well there. Give it a try and master
    it.
    
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    Yadda, yadda. I'm getting restless with these game basics. Let's get on with
    the meat of the game. If you really don't understand Dark Cloud's elements,
    it's best advised you keep playing to get used to it, or you return the game
    and get your darned money back.
    
    
    
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    The following is the story written with my own words with absolutely no
    embellishments. Honest. You really can't blame me for trying.
    
    Ok, so the milieu of the story takes place on an unspecified world, with two
    moons and magical creatures you'd usually find in fairy tales; it's much
    different from ours, that's for sure. While it resembles a plot clipped out
    of Aladdin, the world of Dark Cloud is actually much more than turban attire
    and oversized flying dogs. Now I won't blame the people who translated Dark
    Cloud for trying, but they did a poor job on the story. Actually, I'm one to
    talk, aren't I? Well anyway, it appears that this king 400 years ago, could
    not bear to watch his kingdom in ashes. His anguish was great enough to bring
    forth a dark power that can grant one's wish. Of course, the king wished for
    the safety of his kingdom and that is what he had gotten. The king breathes a
    sigh of relief and starts to kick back upon a fortunate victory.
    
    Blessed with the retentive memory of his easy-earned victory, it was a only a
    matter of time before his kingdom was once again engulfed in flames. From
    this, we learn that with one's selfish and greedy desire comes consequences.
    Now, we all know this is a foreshadowing sentence. Someone 400 years later is
    going to come along and stumble across this urn in which this Dark Genie is
    concealed in, and release it to bring forth his most lustrous desires. Argh.
    
    The clock fast forwards to the present. In the rural village of Norune, the
    villagers gather to celebrate the Harvest Festival. As you probably would
    have guessed, the Harvest Festival is a time of rejoice and other cheesy
    stuff--a time to thank the gods for another successful year of copious crops.
    It is here, in this village, where all the troubles begin to play out--where
    it all starts. The player is introduced to his game companion, Toan, a young
    audacious boy who wears spandex.
    
    Elsewhere, in a secluded area where the Dark Shrine bear its ominous shadows,
    a wave of a more sodden mood is given off. Not the mirth atmosphere like the
    one in Norune Village, but a more sullen and creepy aura fills the warm air.
    An army of what seem to be armored mages pray and perform rituals for the
    figure at the foot of the urn. Who is he? Only but the most ridiculous name a
    video game character has ever been bestowed, Colonel Flag. Apparently, they
    have all gathered to perform a ceremonial resurrection of a dark god known as
    the Dark Genie (this shows how talented Level 5 is with their naming skills).
    
    After what seems to be hours, the seal on the urn begins to wear off, and the
    evil-being slowly emerges from the urn, as if in a trance. Moments later,
    the plump genie overshadows the entire room. In trepidation, the Colonel
    plucks up enough courage to squeak a few words. A few words that can mean the
    total destruction of the world. The Dark Genie recognizes him as its master,
    and in a blink of an eye, devours an unfortunate priest. Being encapsulated
    in a bottle for 400 years helps work up a voracious appetite, no? :)
    
    Meanwhile, back in Norune, Toan searches for Paige in a village teeming with
    dancers and jostling people. Suddenly, the shadow of the incoming Dark Genie
    covers the night sky and fills the land with complete darkness until...BOOM!
    A sinister ballet of destruction follows. Toan's village suddenly leaps up
    in flames, as the Dark Genie continues to twirl and spin around, pitching
    destructive bolts toward the village. Everything is in chaos. People
    screaming for their lives and chickens clucking, trying to find their pens.
    In all the carnage, Toan makes a heroic dive to save Paige from an early
    death, but to no avail. Everything dies out.
    
    Toan awakens to find himself in a strange place with an elderly man standing
    before him. And who might he be? The almighty Spirit King to say the least.
    He has apparently saved Toan's hide from hell and recognized his heroic
    actions to save his loved ones. You ask yourself, _Why me? Why am I the only
    survivor?_ Surprise! You're not. You're not that special.
    
    Apparently, the Spirit King made last minute efforts to save the village and
    other parts of the world, encapsulating them in balls (that resemble
    dragonballs). Encased in these balls are your fellow cronies and parts of
    villages--trees, bridges, cats, fences, people, rivers, the works. Your
    assignment is about to be foretold. The Spirit King bestows you the power to
    rehabilitate your world. You must now venture to different dungeons and seek
    out these balls called Atla. Though, it's not just a picnic in the park,
    you'll meet much stiff resistance. By showing true gallantry, only then can
    you survive and restore Toan's homeland back to its pristine state.
    
    
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    Toan
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    Weapons: Swords
    Favorite Food: Fluffy Doughnut
    
    Toan is the main protagonist of the game. The big, not-so-beefy tyke that's
    going to save the world from the sinister of evil. He's been granted with the
    power to recreate the world from these little teeny balls called Atla.
    Encased in these Atla are pieces of the lost world Toan must restore. With
    the Atlamillia, only Toan can capture these lost fragments and overcome the
    dangers of perilous dungeons they have been stashed away in.
    
    Let's see now, Toan has a wimpy-build, looks too young  to assume he has even
    gone through puberty yet, wears oversized shoes and gloves, and plus he has a
    flair for that silly turban on his head. Not the greatest image of a hero,
    huh?  Well, if the Spirit King decides to instill the fate of the world on
    this boy, then I guess it doesn't hurt to believe in him. After all, we'll be
    controlling him. Eh, eh?
    
    Xiao
    -----
    
    Weapons: Slingshots
    Favorite Food: Fish Candy
    
    Xiao is, or rather, was a stray cat found by Toan while exploring the Divine
    Beast Cave. Xiao takes an immediate liking to Toan after he rescued her. Xiao
    follows him home to his village and gets turned into a cat warrior. Being a
    half-cat, half-human creature, she packs quite a wallop. She flings her
    slingshot like nobody's business. She is not, however, fighting material, so
    it's best advised not to rely on her too much. She may lack in the looks
    department but she sure is cute sometimes. Having two fluffy ears, claws and
    a tail does make her act in a cute demeanor. My impression anyway.
    
    Goro
    -----
    
    Weapons: Hammers/Axes
    Favorite Food: Grass Cake
    
    Goro's a chunky looking feller who can maul things like a hot knife in
    butter. He is just another one of those strong, but brainless companions
    you'd find in any game.  His attacks are devastating and can easily wipe out
    fairly strong monsters. Because of Goro's bulky built, he can  be a nuisance
    to control. He lives in what seems to be a cozy tree house adjacent the main
    portion of Matataki Village. At first, he does not join Toan on his quest,
    but rather he wants to challenge him. Looks like making friends isn't that
    easy after all.
    
    Goro wields a ridiculously huge, wooden hammer and wears a bearskin over his
    head. Talk about a fashion statement. He has, like about a hundred rolls on
    his arms, legs and  his beer belly. But he's an all  around good fighter uh,
    minus the speed and intelligence.
    
    Ruby
    -----
    
    Weapons: Rings/Armlets
    Favorite food: Witch Parfait
    
    Ruby is a luscious babe Toan had summoned from a lamp. Don't be so fooled by
    her appearance, as she will be your most useful character in the game. Time
    to throw a party, ya'll! She wears powerful magic rings that can really toast
    some bad guys! Who wouldn't want a beautiful gal on their team? She'll really
    blows you and your mother's mind away (her attacks and stuff, dummy).  Do not
    leave home without her. :)
    
    Ungaga
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    Weapons: Spears/Staves
    Favorite food: Scorpion Jerky
    
    Ungaga is a warrior of the desert people whom you first encounter on your
    arrival at the Sun & Moon Temple.  He has lost his courage and belief in his
    own abilities as a warrior after he could do nothing to stop the destruction
    of his village at the hands of the Dark Genie.
    
    Ungaga will join you after you activate the event at the 3 Sisters House in
    Muska Lacka. He will regain his courage and will to fight, joining with Toan
    to continue his quest to rebuild Muska Lacka and defeat the Dark Genie. He's
    a good short range fighter with better reach than either Toan or Goro but he
    starts out rather weak. You should use him sparingly until you complete Muska
    Lacka and get the Mirage which can be built up into both of his Ultimate
    Weapons.
    
    Osmond
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    Weapons: Machine Guns/Spell Shooters
    Favorite food: Carrot Cookie
    
    Osmond is the boss of the moon people in Yellow Drops and is trying to win
    the Sun Gem in the games at the Coliseum.  You will find him on the eighth
    level of the Moon Sea, and he will immediately join up with you on the quest
    to defeat the Dark Genie. He starts out with a relatively weak weapon so you
    might want to build him up a little bit before you reach the limited level on
    the Moon Sea where you're forced to use him exclusively. I would recommend
    that you hold off building up his weapons too much for the time being; you
    should be able to acquire a Hexa Blaster in the Gallery of Time which can be
    built up to his most powerful weapon, the Supernova.
    
    
    
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    The opening movie is based on the story foretold in the manual (or by me, if
    you've read "Dark Story"). Name your character "Toan", or name him some
    other appropriate name. His name could be "Sweat Socks" for all I care.  The
    movie opens out at the Dark Shrine, where an army of dancing who knows what,
    is performing some kind of resurrecting ritual. It's pretty long, so you can
    stop killing your controller now. Let's skip ahead, as you can watch it
    without by guidance, or do you...?
    
    Anyway, meet Toan (I will be using the default names, thank you very much)
    and his mom, although the game doesn't state her name. Toan's gotta hurry up
    and finish his meal, or he's gonna miss the opening ceremony. Just as Toan
    starts to bathe in the joyous atmosphere, ready for a good time, the Dark
    Genie appears and lurks about in the sky. Mass destruction ensues. Dancing
    and prancing about while hurtling destructive beams from his body parts. The
    star symbolizing Toan's destiny has moved. This bodes for a promising future
    for our hero. The time has come for his destiny to be known.
    
    
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                             CHAPTER ONE - NORUNE VILLAGE
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    When you regain control of Toan, you'll find the land completely devoid of
    life. Run forward and the Village Chief's house will loom into view. It has
    miraculously escaped the mass annihilation of all things. Er, anyway, speak
    to the Village Chief. He will immediately instill the duty of having you go
    to the Divine Beast Cave to check up on good ol' Dran. He gives you the Cave
    Key which you will need to unlock the huge stone doors. And for being great
    Survival buddies, he fills your item bag with useful items you'll need during
    the excursion to Dran. Afterwards, check the closet behind the chief to find
    a Prickly. Leave his house.
    
    Note: You can come back anytime to have your bag refilled with useful items.
    
    Head northeast towards the entrance of the Divine Beast Cave. Use the Cave
    Key the village chief gave you and press on. Know that I will not be able to
    guide you step by step through the dungeons. You're going to have to pull
    through this yourself since the dungeons are randomized. Meaning, every time
    you enter the cave, you'll be at different parts of the floor.
    
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    When you first enter, the only accessible floor at this time is, of course,
    the first floor. So we'll start here and work your way up and stuff. Don't
    worry too much about dying. The first time you get KOed, the Fairy King will
    come to your aid and impart Georama knowledge into your pea brain with the
    help of a Manual. So, every time you die, you'll get transported outside with
    some items lost.
    
    Floor B1:
    ^^^^^^^^^
    There are a total of eight Atla to collect here, some of which include Macho
    and his house. You can choose to start building his house if you'd like.
    Start hunting for that Dran's Crest and pick up the nice items along the way.
    Don't forget to fill up on your water supply. Just look for a blue stain on
    the map and that should be your water source. Be sure to pick up the Tram Oil
    for "back room" purposes. The question mark on the map denotes the location
    of the backroom entrances. In this case, it's a Tram. It should be located on
    every floor and you can only use it when you've found Tram Oil.
    
    Floor B2:
    ^^^^^^^^^
    Toan will find a wandering cat on this level, but runs away at the sight of
    him. Another eight Atla to gather here to add to the ever growing collection.
    Be sure to plunder all the chests for weapons and stuff. Since the dungeons
    are so randomized, it's kinda hard to tell what you'll get and stuff.
    
    Floor B3:
    ^^^^^^^^^
    After snagging the six Atlas here, you should have a total of 22 fragments of
    your village. Hey, you're getting there! If you're getting restless, you may
    go back to the empty lot and start rebuilding your town with what you have. I
    would. You might encounter Statues on this floor (from here onwards). They're
    pretty tough to handle; that is, if you don't have the Stone Breaker placed
    on your swords. You can stick in an Undead Killer, as well. You can find
    these attachments in the chests, as you empty the chests. A good reason to
    explore the dungeons more than once.
    
    Floor B4:
    ^^^^^^^^^
    On this floor, you'll encounter the first duel with a skeleton. First you're
    Going to have to fend off a trio of Skeleton Soldiers. Simple enough isn't
    it? Probably not for the first time. To pull this off in succession, follow
    the scrolling buttons and hit them as they pass through the white line on the
    left. It ends pretty quickly. This mini-game takes precision timing and may
    need a little practice. Don't fret if you've lost. The game will allow you to
    redo it again and again.
    
    Floor B5:
    ^^^^^^^^^
    You might want to build up your weapon on this floor,  as it proves to be a
    nice battle ground. Don't forget to search for those Atla. There're a total
    of five on this level.
    
    Floor B6:
    ^^^^^^^^^
    Collect seven scattered Atla on this floor and just fight your way to F7. You
    might catch a glimpse of a kitty cat.
    
    Floor B7:
    ^^^^^^^^^
    The 7th floor is the first to expose you to these Limited Zones. This one
    causes ABS to reduce as you strike with your weapon. So a good idea is to
    put it away and avoid any battles. Oh, the Dran's Crest. This is going to be
    tough, especially since you want to upgrade your weapons. Just blindly pick
    out a few victims and hope that it will drop the Dran's Crest. There are
    also eight Atla to find on this level.
    
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    *~ AVOID THE ABS HANDICAP TIP SUBMITTED BY: Dorothy Hall                   ~*
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    *~ On B7 where your weapon loses abs, I have found if you go down with     ~*
    *~ a recently powered up weapon, you don't lose anything.  That is to say, ~*
    *~ if you are at 0 abs, you do not go into negative abs.                   ~*
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    *~ It may seem too obvious, but it might be an idea to include.  Just a    ~*
    *~ thought. Thanks again for a great FAQ -- I look forward to seeing the   ~*
    *~ updates as and when you get around to them.                             ~*
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    *~ Thanks very much to Dorothy Hall for such a wonderful tip. :)           ~*
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    Floor B8:
    ^^^^^^^^^
    On this level, you'll run into a mysterious young man. He'll challenge you to
    a duel. This is a dud, as you can't win. Toan will just fall and be at the
    mercy of the white-haired guy's blade. What's this? Toan fell deliberately to
    protect a poor cute cat from danger. Before the mysterious man leaves,  he
    tosses some Changing Potion to you. Is this out of kindness, or is it filled
    with poison to suck the life force out of you? Oops,  Toan isn't supposed to
    drink it. At this point, you may want to return to the village and trigger
    Toan's event with the stray cat. Use the Changing Potion on the little gal.
    It'll join you afterwards. From here onwards, things will be much easier for
    you to handle. Use Xiao to jump over that chasm.
    
    Floor B9:
    ^^^^^^^^^
    As usual, just collect the Atla on this level. There's nothing exciting or
    unusual to take note of.
    
    Floor B10:
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Fight. Collect Atla. Progress. Same old, same old. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Is
    that simple enough for you to follow?
    
    Floor B11:
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Encounter yet another Limited Zone. Only this time, Xiao can only be used on
    this level. Therefore, if you haven't recruited her, yet. Now is a good time
    to do so. This is pretty hard, since Xiao is physically weaker than Toan and
    cannot sustain too much damage. Your number one priority is to find a Dran's
    Crest and move on. This is based on luck, I guess. I personally, had a hard
    time with this level.  You might want to consider emptying the chests first,
    then move onto finding the Crest. If you're still having trouble, upgrade her
    weapon and come back later.
    
    Floor B12:
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Same old, customary routine. Collect the Atla and move onto the next level.
    
    Floor B13:
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Collect Atla and grab some goodies from chests. Then move onto the next level
    if nothing else.
    
    Floor B14:
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    One floor left before facing the big guy. If you're weapon isn't at LEAST a
    Dagger+5, you're in bad shape. So, if you haven't been diligently training
    your weapons, you'd better start now. Also, try to stock up on Repair Powder
    and the sorts. Gather the remaining Atla and move to the final floor of this
    dungeon. But first, you'll need the Horned Key. To get that you must rebuild
    Dran's Windmill. By now, you should have ALL the Atla, if not, enough, to
    build Dran's Windmill. Rebuild the entire thing until you trigger the event
    and inside the windmill should be a chest containing the Horned Key. Whew!
    You might want to save. Before heading down to the final floor to square off
    with the boss, you should explore those backrooms.
    
    Back Rooms:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    The enemies in the back rooms are generally tougher than the ones on the
    actual dungeon. However, the plus side to this detour is to attain very nice
    items and attachments. To access the back room in this dungeon, you must
    first find the Tram Oil situated in one of the chests on any floor. Now, find
    a red hook on your map if you can find it and head in that direction. When
    you get there, look for an old rusted tram. Lubricate it with the Tram Oil
    and use it to gain entrance to the back room. From there, you're on your own.
    Good luck.
    
    Before heading off the square off with the guardian of the village, make sure
    you have a defense of at least 15 for both Toan and Xiao. To raise their DEF,
    find some Fluffy Doughnuts and Fish Candy. Those food items can raise defense
    considerably.  You can find those items in dungeon chests,  or chests outside
    of the newly rebuilt homes.
    
    Floor B15:
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Meet Dran, a lively, cheerful guy...that's about to tear your body apart! Get
    it together and fight!
    
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    BOSS FIGHT: Dran
    
    For the first boss, he is tough if you don't know what to do. If you do, that
    is wonderful. To make this puppy prowl, use Xiao to fling a slingshot at him
    in the face. He'll get irritated and drop on the ground.  Switch to Toan and
    let him have it with a few pokes in the butt. Giving it to him in the leg can
    prevent any damage to you. Remember to back up when you've landed a few hits,
    or he'll knock you to the ground.  Having item Dran's Feather could somewhat
    help you in the fight.  Wouldn't use it though. Just remember to keep Xiao a
    good distance away from him to avoid any damage to her. Repeat this method
    several times over and the possessed Dran will finally give in.  Use Repair
    Powder if you need to.
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    Upon defeat, Dran will finally knock out of his trance and become apologetic.
    Mention the Dark Genie and he'll start to tell you about a similar being he
    calls the "Black Demon." Long ago, this Black Demon brought mass destruction
    to the world, much like what the Dark Genie had done now. It was massacre and
    blood after massacre...and blood. This powerful magic tribe called the Moon
    People were sickened by the Black Demon's reign, they sealed the demon in a
    giant urn. People commemorate the day the Moon People saved the world from
    the evil, but now that it has been released from its entrapment, it's up to
    Toan to restore peace through the land.
    
    Now that Dran's done telling his side story, he'll offer to help you in your
    quest to rebuild the world and save it from the Dark Genie's grasp. Toan
    hitches a ride on Dran's back to return to the village. There, Dran gives him
    give the World Map, except this map is "magical". Great. He also adds that
    when you reach Matataki Village, you should seek help from the Great Treant.
    Now it's time to completely rebuild the village and fill in the patches. Make
    any last preparations. Be sure to get the fishing pole from Alnet when you've
    refurnished her home. She will gladly hand it over as recompense,  but don't
    tell Pike! See the Rebuilding Help section for details.
    
    When you've done everything there is to do in the village, go visit Dran and
    he will bestow you with your first charge attack: WindMill Slash. It'll come
    in handy (to get this attack, you must have 100% in all three categories in
    the Georama Analysis menu.). Now that you've taken the first step to a whole
    new world, it's time to migrate to the next village that is Matataki Village!
    
    
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                             CHAPTER TWO - MATATAKI VILLAGE
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    Watch the rather short cut-scene. You will find Matataki Village as decimated
    as Norune Village had started out with. There's still the waterfall and a few
    broken bridges and the dried up trenches. Toan turns to find a chunky-looking
    guy staring back at him; the guy runs off to the back. When you can control
    Toan again, pursue the man that had just run away. You'll come to a clearing,
    and in the middle is a massive treehouse. Approach the ladder and the fat man
    will plummet to the ground. He attacks you and a duel commences. This is easy
    as long as you watch for a "rotation" button.
    
    
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    Just intentionally miss one of the sequences and you can get all the items in
    Goro's treehouse right now, rather than waiting to level 9. Just Let Goro
    beat you and he'll insult you and hop back up to his treehouse. Follow him
    and you can enter his treehouse now! If you talk to Goro while up there he
    tells you to come back when you're a worthy opponent. Then leave Goro's
    treehouse and head back to the entrance at Matataki Village. Let the time
    change to dawn, dusk, etc. Then go back and walk up to the ladder and Goro
    jumps down and challenges you to fight again. Now beat him to get the
    earrings and continue your quest. This has no effect on the rest of the game!
    Just gives you a little extra.
    
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    When defeated, he'll reveal his name to be Goro and retreat into his home for
    a snack. Toan will pick up an item the benevolent warrior had left behind:
    Hunter Earrings. When you regain control of Toan, speak to Goro to find out
    More about these earrings and Treant. Now return the way you came and go back
    to the main portion of the imaginary village.
    
    In the northwestern part dwells the renown Tree Fairy known as Great Treant.
    The Fairy King will appear next to you and explain its situation. Treant's
    water supply has run dry and it cannot speak or move without water. It's all
    dried up. So the Fairy king inlays the first priority that is to restore its
    river. Plus, you'll need to anyway to obtain a very important weapon. Now,
    the Wise Owl Forest gates to the east are open and waiting for Toan to enter.
    
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    Toan will enter the Wise Owl Forest in a quirky demeanor. I, personally, like
    the music here better than the one back in the Divine Beast Cave. Well, the
    key you need to move from one "Territory", as they are called,  to another,
    is to have three types of things: Red Berry, Pointy Chestnut and Shiny Stone.
    All of these items can be found in each of the territories and are dropped by
    clumsy, but hostile monsters. When you reach an owl at the end of each level,
    you must use one of the three items to appease it for it to allow you to the
    next territory. Each owl in each territory may like something different so it
    is best you get prepared.
    
    In some territories, they require you to find the Moustache Key to unlock
    doors that lead to the essential Atla or other treasure chests. The Moustache
    key works the same way the Bone Key did in Divine Beast Cave. The backfloors
    in this dungeon are a bit harder to find.  That is, the key item to the back-
    floors. The key item here is the Sun Dew.  Use it in those little pool areas
    with a shiny leaf floating in the water.
    
    Territory 1:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    The first and foremost thing to  do is collect the Atla scattered throughout
    the level. This level's enemies are comprised of the three days of the week:
    Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Don't underestimate their size. They are
    tough and can steal your things. They're easy to kill with Xiao equipped with
    Bandit SlingShot. Then, there's the Cannibal Plant, which can Poison you and
    "goo" you. It sucks. Keep fighting until you've found the Red Berry, Pointy
    Chestnut, and the Shiny Stone. Then, with the owl, pick ONE of the three and
    it should accept it.
    
    Territory 2:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    You'll encounter some new enemies here. Namely, Sunday, Wednesday and Hornet.
    Sunday and Wednesday are just ready for a massacre, carrying their little
    knives and axes. They aren't too hard considering you've got your weapon ATK
    power to about 35. Again, just seek out the three items and you'll be on
    your way to the next level. Don't forget those Atla. You might want to start
    rebuilding if you'd like. Oops, I forget you get to rendezvous with the
    FliFli as well.
    
    Territory 3:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Everything's the same except you get to meet the King Prickly and Tuesday. It
    can blow poison darts at you so be careful. Great. They're really fun to play
    with. Look for the items, find the Atla and move on.
    
    Territory 4:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Unfortunately unfortunate. This is, sadly,  a Limited Zone where Xiao is the
    only controllable character at the moment. This is very similar to the one in
    Divine Beast Cave. Plunder all the chests in the zone first, then go for the
    bad guys. Remember that you've got to find the three crucial items to move to
    the next level. To get out of this predicament, simply use the most powerful
    slingshot you have and add a PlantBuster to it. That should help in the long
    run. As you pick up one of the items, bring it to the Wise Owl and see if it
    is the one it desires. If the stubborn owl, doesn't want it, then keep at it.
    You'll eventually get the one you need.
    
    Territory 5:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Same thing here; nothing new. Just pick up the Atla and scavenge for the Red
    Berry and the other items. Watch out for the Haley Holey. Use Xiao to attack,
    as you can't get close enough with Toan. Your old friend, Mimic, is here too.
    
    Territory 6:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    The dungeons are getting repetitive. So just fight your way to the next level
    and gather all the nice treasures if you find any. Find the Atla and add them
    to your collection. You may encounter a Witch Illza here, who can pelt poison
    apples at you.
    
    Territory 7:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I'm not sure if this is a randomized Limited Zone or not, but it seems using
    a weapon will reduce its Abs. This is very similar to one of the handicapped
    levels in the Divine Beast Cave. Fight in battles sparingly and you should
    get through no problem. It's not that much of a brain-buster to have the Abs
    reduced.
    
    Territory 8:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I was unfortunate enough to have two Limited Zones in a row. This is probably
    randomized as well. This time, Toan and co. get thirsty a lot quicker. You'd
    better have some water jugs in stock. Unless you just happen to find pools of
    water everywhere, then it's fine that you don't have any. Just get through
    this level like you would in any other level. Before you move onto Territory
    9, you must rebuild Cacao's House.
    
    In the event of his house being renovated, Cacao will play a song and  tell a
    story of how Fudoh killed the White Tiger. There's a rumor that flows along
    the lines of how Fudoh was killed by the most ferocious snake of all, the
    Killer Snake. Again, not a catchy name, but it can kill you if you don't have
    the right weapon equipped. Cacao will bestow you the Odd Tone Flute, which is
    used to lure the snake out of the cave in Territory 9. Now, that you have
    this flute, re-connect the river to Treant if you haven't already. When you
    do, Treant will be revitalized and will give you the Serpent Sword in return.
    Ok, you have the necessary things you need. Head back to the forest.
    
    Territory 9:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    There are no Atla on this level, so something must be up. Kill the WereWolves
    in a quick duel. Head towards the seemingly hollow cave and whip out that
    wannabe-ocarina. Play it to lure the Killer Snake out of the cave. I hope you
    have equipped the Serpent Sword. You will engage into a fairly lengthy duel
    with the overgrown reptile. Press the buttons accordingly and it should be no
    problem. Toan will receive the Bone Pendant following the fight. Now, go back
    to the treehouse where Goro dwells. Show him the Bone Pendant and a cut-scene
    about the truth of his father will ensue. It seems that Fudoh did fall before
    the Killer Snake, but he did this intentionally. Fudoh wanted to do a gallant
    thing before he died; the Killer Snake seemed like a good opponent. Goro will
    hate him for telling him that, but Will join the party now with dreams of his
    own: Becoming the mighty hunter of legend! Then, he adds a conceited remark,
    "I'll do better than you."  As in, do better than Toan. That's very likely to
    happen. On the side note, Goro's treehouse is now accessible. You can find
    nice items there such as the Fruit of Eden and a Pocket.  When you're ready,
    return to the Wise Owl Forest.  Use his hammer on the tree stump.
    
    Territory 10:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Again, another possibly randomized Limited Zone. The Thirst Meter whittles
    away quicker. To make things worse, if your defense isn't high enough, the
    Earth Diggers here can really knock your lights out. Same old stuff here and
    them jingles.
    
    Territory 11:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Everything is pretty much the same here.  Like always, collect the Atla, slog
    through endless battles finding those darned items and head to the next level
    of Wise Owl Forest.
    
    Territory 12:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Ok, I am almost certain that using Goro is a must here since it is a Limited
    Zone that's not randomized. Since you're going to have to use Goro, I highly
    suggest NOT to engage into too many battles since Goro is weak at this point.
    Yes, I know you need the three keys; try to randomly pick out your target and
    pray that it'll drop one of the items you need. Use the same method you used
    with Xiao in Territory 4. Fight sparingly 's all I have to say. And remember,
    when fighting with Goro, always use his Charge Attack since his weakling blow
    can't even hurt a fly.
    
    
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    [TIP]  Submitted by Stefani W.
    
    In your detail of the territories of the Wise Owl Forest, Territory 12 is
    indeed a mandatory limited zone with Goro. Since he's so weak, it's much MUCH
    easier to just stock up on bombs and use those on most of the major enemies
    (except the hornets, those are fairly easy). If not, when fighting the Earth
    Diggers and Witch Illzas, a simple strategy to beating them is locking on and
    then charging your weapon before slowly approaching them. After the Witch
    Illza throws an apple, or after the Earth Digger spits its ice attack,
    saunter up and nail them with it, then retreat a distance away and repeat the
    process. It's easier than getting killed a billion times -.-;
    
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    Territory 13:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Everything is pretty much the same. The same pattern. You may encounter those
    annoying Werewolves. Use Xiao to finish the job if you're having trouble with
    them.
    
    Territory 14:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    If you haven't been diligently building your weapons, now's a good time to do
    so. I found a Sand Breaker and a CrysKnife here, although, you may not be
    that lucky.  From here onward, you won't find any new enemies,  as all of the
    existing ones have already made their debut appearance. Everything's the same
    otherwise. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. I need to find something new to say...
    
    Territory 15:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Another possible Limited Zone that can reduce Abs when striking with a weapon
    and stuff. It goes without saying. You should know what to do by now. Switch
    to a weapon that doesn't matter that much to you and use it to gain access to
    the next level.
    
    Territory 16:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    By now, when you've bypassed this level, you should have all the Atla pieces
    you need to rebuild Matataki Village. If you don't feel like it now, just be
    sure to build the Mushroom House. When finished, Ro and Annie asks Toan to go
    up the ladder. Inside the house, Ro will give you the Moon Grass Seed, which
    is just what you need to confront the boss of Wise Owl Forest (it's amazing
    how he survived that fall). Now, climb the ladder to the  second floor of the
    house afterwards and grab the Sun Dew in the chest. When everything is ready,
    return to Wise Owl Forest.
    
    Backrooms:
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Like the Divine Beast Cave,  the backrooms in the Wise Owl Forest is actually
    pretty much the same. You'll find uncommon treasures and the monsters here're
    are a bit more vicious. The backroom key in this dungeon is the Sun Dew. Look
    for a small pool of water with a dock on the left. Use the Sun Dew on the
    leaf and the Sun Dew transform the leaf into a life-size boat. Use it to head
    into the backrooms on each floor. Though, the Sun Dew is harder to find, it's
    still worthwhile to hunt for it.
    
    Before heading off the face Master Utan, I recommend you rebuild Matataki at
    100% in all three categories. This way, Goro will receive the Battle Ax from
    Treant. Plus, you can get a Turtle Shell from Couscous. See Rebuild Help for
    more details. Make sure your defense for each character is above 25. You can
    sustain more damage this way. When ready, head off.
    
    Territory 17:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Plant the Moon Grass Seed in the fertile soil and accelerate its growth using
    the Sun Dew. Now, you have access to Master Utan's lair. For the first time,
    meet the overgrown ape-dude  that would love to pick your sweatsocks for some
    love interest.
    
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    BOSS FIGHT: Master Utan
    
    You should know that in order to defeat bosses, you'll need a little bit (ok,
    a lot) of interaction with your allies. In this case, Toan and Goro make a
    good duo here. Use Goro and his chunky weapon and smash Utan's feet. Then,
    switch to Toan and slash him, like you did with Dran, until Utan starts his
    rampage again. If you're having trouble whapping his feet with Goro, give him
    some Stamina Potion or Dran's Feather to boost his speed and power a bit. It
    will be even better if you've acquired his Battle Ax. The most annoying thing
    is that he would take a handful of seeds from the nearest tree and stuff 'em
    in his mouth and spit them out at 100MPH. They're rather hard to dodge. When
    he sits down, give him an extra blow or two. Keep it up and he should go down
    eventually.
    
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    When you've defeated Master Utan, the forest guardian will, like Dran, snap
    out of his trance. To show his sincerity, he removes the boulder that is
    blocking the path to Brownboo Village. Afterwards, he dozes off to a deep
    slumber. The exit leads to Brownboo Village which is inhabited by the Moon
    People. It will become part of your world map now.
    
    Enter to find a radiant village filled with fireflies dancing in the air. In
    a cut-scene, one of the villagers informs the chief about your arrival. They
    decide to use the same plan again. These guys sorta remind you of FFIX's
    Vivi, don't they? Anyway, head to the western part of town and you'll get
    conked in the head by a giant chestnut or something. When you come to, you
    find yourself in a pretty bad predicament. Toan tries to warn them about the
    Dark Genie, but to no avail. Finally, another member of the tribe urges the
    chief to see the crystal. A nice ensuing cut-scene of the Dark Genie's castle
    I must say (looks like Ultimecia's castle from FFVIII). There he is, the Dark
    Genie kicking back and puffing on a cigar.
    
    The Moon People tribe devise a plan for you to go to the moon since their own
    magic has whittled away over time. But you need the Moon Orb; and where's
    that? Only in the next destination: Queens! So, the little guys set out your
    next few day's worth of plans. Best get going. Queens will now be a point on
    your map.
    
    
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                                CHAPTER THREE - QUEENS
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    Like all the other villages you've passed through, Queens is not much, if not
    _any_, different from the previous two. You've got empty ground here, there,
    and everywhere. Queens is a nice seaside village that has evolved from a
    regal city to a commerce province full of merchants and thieves. Except there
    are none of that sort at this point.
    
    From the entrance, run toward the vague image of a ship in the distance. Toan
    comes to the docks and surprisingly finds another human being! Meet Rando, a
    local merchant who just happens to have escaped the carnage of the Dark
    Genie. He takes you to the only shop in town, his. There, Toan and he chat
    about the Dark Genie and the situation they're in. Rando discloses
    information about a sunken ship that contains all the goodies of merchants,
    including the Moon Orb. To get there, Rando introduces you to the Turtle, a
    submarine disguised as a turtle.  From here, Rando bids farewell and asks you
    to stop by his shop if you need to refill your inventory. Of course, you must
    pay for them. *grumble* *grumble* When  you're ready, take the submarine down
    to the ship and enter your third dungeon.
    
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                                      SHIPWRECK
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    The key to gaining access to the other levels here is the Hook. You'll need
    it to latch it on to the crane in the hold. There is also the ShipCabin Key,
    which you need to unlock required doors. It works like the Bone Key and the
    Moustache Key. Water on this level is harder to come by (well, for me it was)
    so, you'd better stock up on some water. The backfloor entrance in this
    dungeon is, believe it or not, a giant fish that will take you there. You
    must find a Flapping Fish in order to lure it out. Remember, these fish will
    spoil if you don't keep them refrigerated with ice.
    
    Layer 1:
    ^^^^^^^^
    Since the environment is all new to you, you'd better get acquainted with it.
    This dungeon is perfect for weapon building. You'll encounter a lot of
    Corceas here; a whole mob of them, as well as some Gunny. Pretty annoying
    monsters. I found Goro's Trial Hammer here, which isn't that big of a wowie.
    Anyway, just hunt for the Hook and get going. You may visit the backfloor on
    this floor if you want.
    
    Layer 2:
    ^^^^^^^^
    Standard fare. Same stuff. Nothing special. Let's move along people...I hate
    being repetitive, but I guess I have no choice. ^^;;
    
    Layer 3:
    ^^^^^^^^
    Again, nothing terribly new to report.  You may encounter those tricksters,
    Mimics. Other than that, it's all in the flow. I found a few Shamshirs, but
    they're useless at this point. Your weapons should do more than 100 damage
    each time. If not, you'd better level them up. You may want to concentrate
    on upgrading the Gladius to the Chronicle Sword. It's possible at this point
    if you didn't know. You'll encounter a lot of Cursed Roses here, as well as
    those annoying Mimics.
    
    Layer 4:
    ^^^^^^^^
    Typically, the same as the previous floors. Those Cursed Roses can really get
    to you. Make sure you have some Soap handy.
    
    Layer 5:
    ^^^^^^^^
    This is a Limited Zone where Xiao is the indispensable character.  Naturally,
    just use the same methods you've used before when you stumble onto situations
    such as this.  Remember to plunder all the chests before picking off the bad
    guys one by one.
    
    Layer 6:
    ^^^^^^^^
    Toan and company may encounter Gyon here. He's pretty tough when fighting him
    in close-range combat because he charges at you (slowly) with his pointy
    trident. Be sure to use Xiao to finish him off, either that or have plenty of
    cure items ready.
    
    Layer 7:
    ^^^^^^^^
    Sheesh, I am about to run out of things to say if this goes on. Well, it goes
    without saying, but I'll say it anyway: Nothing new here, move on to the next
    level and remember to collect all the Atla.
    
    Layer 8:
    ^^^^^^^^
    Now's a good time to  build King's Hideout and after you've passed this level
    you should have all of the necessities to finish King's Hideout, which is
    very important for the upcoming levels. Place his house anywhere for the time
    being and trigger the event.  King will want to reward you, but doesn't know
    how, or what. He's finally decided to give you of what seems to be a lamp. He
    says it's priceless. You gladly take it, but you accidentally drop it. Here's
    a little comical intermission played out for you. Ruby joins your party! Yay!
    Stop by the fish cart(build it, if you haven't already) and buy some Flapping
    Fish for those backfloors. Don't forget the ice.
    
    Layer 9:
    ^^^^^^^^
    As the level begins, the welcome party that consists of a Captain, Corcea and
    the notorious Pirate's Chariot will greet you with open swords. It won't be a
    duel this time, but it's a fairly difficult fight, especially with the Pirate
    Chariot. So, I suggest you take out the moving cannon with a bomb just to
    make things move along quicker. Next, take a stab at the Captain and finally,
    pick off the Corcea with Xiao, or whomever.  You'll find the hook in a chest.
    Now, switch to Ruby and use the Fire attribute on her ring to open the magic-
    sealed door. Press R2 then aim directly at the gem using (X).
    
    Layer 10:
    ^^^^^^^^^
    Nothing new, try experimenting with Ruby a bit, but since she is a fledgling
    at this point, you'll need to power up a bit. Go into the backfloors like  I
    told you to and level up her weapons.  She'll be the party's powerhouse later
    on, and you'll be so glad that you put away extra time with Ruby.
    
    Layer 11:
    ^^^^^^^^^
    Same old stuff. Just collect the Hook and the Atla and be on your way. 'Nuff
    said.
    
    Layer 12:
    ^^^^^^^^^
    Unfortunately, if you haven't built up Ruby yet, you'll regret it now, since
    This is a Limited Zone that allows you to only take the role of Ruby. Pretty
    hard, if she's only doing 20 damage each time with that Gold Ring. Ok, if you
    didn't evolve her weapons and make them stronger, you can try allocating
    different elements to oppose that of the monsters.
    
    Layer 13:
    ^^^^^^^^^
    Things recycle here and everything is normal so, I'm sure you could handle it
    without my guidance.
    
    Layer 14:
    ^^^^^^^^^
    A possibly randomized Limited Zone where your thirst depleted rapidly. I hope
    you have plenty of water in stock.
    
    Layer 15:
    ^^^^^^^^^
    Again, nothing really fascinating. Another randomized Limited Zone. This time
    using a weapon can reduce Abs. Ack, the horror.  And what's worse is that you
    can't switch to another weapon.
    
    Layer 16:
    ^^^^^^^^^
    After this level, you should have most of Queens' Atla.  Go village building
    and restore its youth. Use my guide if you need to. You actually might want
    to do this first since you'll need to complete the event with Yaya to reach
    the boss. Trigger the event with Yaya and return to her for a second reading.
    This time, choose the third new option. Grab the Music Box Key on the counter
    in Rando's Shop. A touching dialogue. Don't forget to stock up on some Cheese
    and Stamina Potion.
    
    Backrooms:
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    The key to the backrooms here, as mentioned earlier, is the Flapping Fish for
    the "master" to appear. You need to keep the fish chilled or it'll spoil.  Go
    to the open grates and use the Flapping Fish. A looney-looking fish in a
    captain's hat will appear. He'll offer to take you to the backroom in his
    mouth. Will he eat you? Could you trust him? It doesn't hurt to try. :) Alas,
    he really does take us to the backroom. Get what you need there and use it to
    return to the main level.
    
    To prepare properly, try to develop Ruby's weapon into Athena's Armlet and
    stick in all the Fire gems you can. If you've completed the town before this
    fight, don't hesitate to use Toan's Macho Sword, unless you have something
    much stronger. Don't forget that fire attribute! The _Ice_ Queen will have a
    lot of ice-based attacks. Actually, all ice-based attacks. Forget the Anti-
    Freeze Amulet, it doesn't work.  Be sure that your member's defense is well
    over 30.
    
    Layer 17:
    ^^^^^^^^^
    Collect the remaining Atla and find the exit. Instead of the customary
    pulley, it's replaced by a music box. Whip out the Music Box Key and watch
    the ensuing sequence. Now meet your impending doom...
    
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    BOSS FIGHT: LA SAIA
    
    First off, make sure you have a lot of cure items and Stamina Potions/Dran's
    Feathers to quicken your movement with Toan.  Also, use the BEST weapons you
    have and  put all the Fire gems on both Toan's and Ruby's weapons.  At the
    start of the fight, the Ice Queen won't waste any time casting her first ice
    spell. Those ice blocks pop up everywhere, so it's no use trying to dodge it
    and waste energy.  Now, use the Stamina Potion on Toan and run in a zig-zag
    fashion to avoid most of Saia's attacks.  Then go up to her and slash at her
    to break the shield temporarily. Now, use this opportunity to quickly switch
    to good ol' Ruby and blast La Saia silly with fire magic(remember to junction
    the fire attribute on her weapons). Then switch back to Toan and repeat.  If
    you are really floundering, try hiding behind the pillar nearest to her until
    her attacks die off and jump out and start your assault. She is too difficult
    of a boss to be snoozing through it. Good luck. You'll need it. :)
    
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    You might want to trade in your Ointment Leaf to Basker for the foundation.
    
    
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                               CHAPTER FOUR - MUSKA LACKA
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    After a short visit to Brownboo Village and a failed attempt to call the Moon
    Ship to the village you are sent on your way to explore the Sun & Moon Temple
    to find out what has happened to the ship.  When you arrive at the temple you
    will meet Ungaga. He will inform you that the temple is filled with monsters
    (like we would have expected anything less) and the village of Muska Lacka
    has been destroyed by the Dark Genie.  The goal here will be to restore the
    village and clean out the temple to find the moon ship.
    
    As you progress through the temple you will have a couple of short cut scenes
    showing Ungaga talking with your friend from Brownboo Village who will keep
    trying to convince Ungaga that he is strong and that he should help Toan in
    his question to defeat the Dark Genie.
    
    The first thing you should do is head up the stairs and into the temple to
    collect some Atla pieces and start rebuilding the town.  When you exit from
    the temple you will appear near the front of the temple and can reach the
    village by walking straight ahead through the arch formed by the two bones.
    
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    The sun and moon temple will offer a refreshing change in appearance from the
    other dungeons, even the chests take on a different look here.  The number of
    Atla that appear on each floor and whether or not the floor is a limited zone
    is totally random with the exception of a couple of floors that will be noted
    in the level walkthroughs below.
    
    The key to open the way down on each floor will be the King's Slate and can
    be found after defeating a random enemy on the floor.  Some doors inside the
    Sun & Moon Temple will require the Stone Key to open.  The key to the Back
    Levels is called the Secret Path Key and will be found in chests.
    
    Level 1:
    ^^^^^^^^
    You know the basic goal of the floors by now, collect the Atla and treasure
    and then move on to the next level.  The enemies on this floor will include
    Phantoms and Mummies and should go down fairly easily.
    
    Level 2:
    ^^^^^^^^
    The same basic goals present themselves here and once again Mummies and
    Phantoms will be found as well as a new enemy, the Bomber Heads.
    
    Level 3:
    ^^^^^^^^
    The goals are of course the same here and the enemies that appear include the
    Phantoms, Mummies and Bomber Heads.  I also encountered the first Mimics on
    this level and even though the look a little different they go down just as
    quickly as previous versions.  It would be safe to assume that any chest from
    this level down could be a Mimic.
    
    Level 4:
    ^^^^^^^^
    You guessed it, more of the same goals here.  The opposition on this floor
    expands to include another new enemy, the Golems.
    
    Level 5:
    ^^^^^^^^
    This floor includes the same goals and selection of enemies as the previous
    level and by this time you should be getting a fairly nice collection of Atla
    pieces.
    
    Level 6:
    ^^^^^^^^
    Are you having fun yet?  The collection of Atla pieces has to keep growing
    and that means continuing your descent into the temple.  This level has the
    same goals as the previous levels and the same enemies are present with the
    addition of Mr. Blair and his fireball attacks to the roster, cool him off
    with some ice based attacks and continue your journey through the temple.
    
    Level 7:
    ^^^^^^^^
    You will find more of the same here, collect the Atla and treasure and move
    on to the next level.  The monsters here are the same as the previous level
    with the possible addition of Crabby Hermits.
    
    Level 8:
    ^^^^^^^^
    This floor will hold the final Atla pieces you need to complete some key
    buildings in Muska Lacka so collect them all and make sure you head back to
    start building on the village if you haven't done so already, you must have
    placed and activated at least the event at the 3 Sister's House before you
    can venture any deeper into the temple.  The monsters here include the same
    ones you faced on the previous level.
    
    Level 9:
    ^^^^^^^^
    This floor is very small and is intended to make sure you have acquired
    Ungaga and introduces his special ability.  When you first arrive on this
    level you will see a short cinema sequence showing the two golem brothers
    talking and then they will attack you.  You should make quick work of them
    then move forward to the doorway with the dark fog and use Ungaga's charge
    attack to clear the passage so you can continue to the next level.
    
    Level 10:
    ^^^^^^^^^
    We're back to more of the same Atla and treasure collecting on this level.
    The roster of enemies grows again to include the Dunes.
    
    Level 11:
    ^^^^^^^^^
    This level is just like the previous one, go through collecting the Atla as
    you fight the familiar enemies that you faced on the last level then head
    down to the next level.
    
    Level 12:
    ^^^^^^^^^
    This is just more of the same, the enemies will be the same as those on the
    last two levels so just wade through them, collect the Atla and move on to
    the next level which is sure to be lots of fun.  As a side note, I did run
    into the first King Mimic of the dungeon on this level.
    
    Level 13:
    ^^^^^^^^^
    This will always be a Limited Zone where you are forced to use your newest
    ally in the fight against the Dark Genie... Ungaga.  The biggest challenge
    here will be learning to fight with Ungaga if you haven't used him on the
    previous levels and haven't spent any time building up his weapon, which I
    hadn't because the only weapon he had was the Fighting Stick.  The key to
    this level is just taking your time and killing enemies until you find the
    Slate to exit the level then run around grabbing the goodies and leave.
    
    Level 14:
    ^^^^^^^^^
    This is pretty much another standard level, collect the Atla and treasure
    while fighting the monsters which now includes the Blue Dragon.
    
    Level 15:
    ^^^^^^^^^
    And here we have another standard level with the same goals as before but
    monsters now have another ally in their attempts to stop you, Steel Giants
    which you may remember from your brief encounter earlier in the temple.
    
    Level 16 & 17:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I'm grouping these two levels together since they are both standard levels
    where your goals include collecting Atla and finding the key to move down
    another level.  There will be no new monsters on these levels.
    
    After this level you should go back and complete building Muska Lacka. You
    should make sure to get 100% in the Georama Analysis to pick up the Mirage
    for Ungaga and a Diamond to help with weapon upgrading.  You also need to
    activate the event at the Chief's House and then get the Sun Signet and the
    Moon Signet from Zabo and Enga.  You are now ready to go challenge the boss
    of the Sun & Moon Temple.
    
    Level 18:
    ^^^^^^^^^
    When you arrive at this level you will see two statues with impressions that
    match the two signets you've just picked up in town.  Walk over to them and
    place the signets in the appropriate statues to open the doors and watch a
    short cinema sequence that leads into the fight with the boss of the Temple.
    
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    BOSS FIGHT: THE KING'S CURSE
    
    This boss is one of the easiest in my opinion but that could be because of
    the level to which I had built up Ruby's weapon by the time I reached the
    final level of the Sun & Moon Temple, regardless of how powerful the weapon
    you have the strategy is the same.
    
    As the large man-shaped form approaches you need to use Ungaga's charge
    attack until you see the smoke flow into a circle around the coffin.  Once
    the coffin is exposed, quickly switch to the character with the most powerful
    weapon and make sure that you have Holy as it's active element and whack the
    exposed coffin.  This causes the smoke to start reforming the man-shaped body
    and once again advance towards you, before it has reformed you should switch
    to Ungaga and start his charge attack, this will cause the smoke body to be
    dissipated again as soon as it comes towards you allowing another hit from
    your most powerful character.  If you have a decent weapon this shouldn't
    take very long, in my game Ruby took him down in two hits doing around 1100
    damage with each hit from her Holy aligned ring.
    
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    After you have defeated the boss a passage will open up leading to the Moon
    Ship and a short Duel sequence will follow and then you will be on the ship
    and heading to the moon to visit Yellow Drops and try and discover a way to
    seal the Dark Genie away and stop him once and for all.
    
    
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                             CHAPTER FIVE - YELLOW DROPS
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    After a brief cinema sequence showing the trip to the moon and Toan meeting
    a couple of the moon people you will be back in control to explore the town
    of Yellow Drops.  You should make a quick trip around Yellow Drops to get a
    feel for the layout of the town, you should note the locations of Samba and
    Jive.  Samba will take care of storing your items in this town and Ledan's
    shop will be located inside the house Jive is standing outside.  Once you
    finish your trip around town go inside the large central building where you
    will meet Ledan.  He will tell you the boss has gone across the Moon Sea to
    enter the games at the Coliseum and then you'll be shown to the entrance of
    the Moon Sea. Ledan will head back into town and his shop will be open from
    this point on and is a good place to stock up on essential items.  Once you
    are all stocked up it's time to head out onto the Moon Sea.
    
    Note: You should give the Clay Doll to Marnia who will be standing beside
    the stone arch at the end of the path you start on when you regain control
    of Toan after the trip to the moon.  She will give you a unique gem, Sun,
    which adds several stat bonuses when attached to a weapon.
    
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    The Moon Sea will be unlike any of the previous dungeons you've explored up
    to this point.  The pathways and rooms are the surface of the moon and they
    are wide open with no walls anywhere to be seen.  This means that missiles
    can travel through the area normally blocked by walls which adds an element
    of danger to the monsters with long range attacks.  In the walkthroughs of
    the levels below when I refer to a level as normal it means that there are
    no story elements or special events on this level, there is still a chance
    that the level will be a limited zone.  The number of Atla per level will
    be random just like it was in previous dungeons.
    
    To move between levels on the Moon Sea you will need Gun Powder which will
    be dropped by one of the monsters after it dies.  There are drawbridges on
    the Moon Sea that will require the Handle to operate properly.  The Back
    Levels on the Moon Sea can be reached using the Bravery Launch, a rare item
    that can be found in chests.
    
    No. 1 Craters:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    The first area of the Moon Sea should be used to acquaint yourself with the
    new surroundings.  The enemies on this level include the Hellpockle, Witch
    Hellza and Moon Bug; they should go down fairly easily if you've spent some
    time building up at least one melee and one long range fighter.  Once you've
    explored the level and collected all of the Atla and chests activate the big
    cannon and head to the next crater.
    
    No. 2 Craters:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    The goals on this level are the same as the previous level, collect all the
    Atla and treasure then move on to the next level.  The monsters here include
    a new addition, the Space Gyon, he can be annoying but isn't very dangerous.
    
    No. 3 & 4 Craters:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    These two craters are both normal levels with the same roster of monsters
    you faces on the previous level.  There is the chance that mimics will show
    up starting at level three, remember this fact when opening chests.  Once
    you've collected the Atla and treasure continue on to the next level.
    
    No. 5 Craters:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I think the beauty of the moon should be wearing off by this point so just
    get your butt moving and collect the Atla and treasure and continue across
    the Moon Sea.  The monsters on this level now include the Moon Diggers, a
    very annoying and possibly dangerous monster.
    
    No. 6 Craters:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    The White Fangs will start appearing on this level.  They are an upgraded
    version of the Werewolves and are just as easy to defeat.  After exploring
    the level and collecting the Atla and treasure move on to the next crater.
    
    No. 7 Craters:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    This is another normal level, just collect the Atla and treasure and keep
    moving across the Moon Sea.  The monster list expands again on this level
    with the addition of the Vulcans.  They are a more powerful version of the
    Dunes you met in the Sun & Moon Temple and are immune to fire.
    
    No. 8 Craters:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    You will meet Osmond, the boss of the moon people the first time you visit
    this level.  He will transport you back to Yellow Drops and explain why he
    is going to the Coliseum then join up as your final ally.  When you return
    to this level switch to Osmond, move past the large gap to the cannon and
    use it to reach the next level.
    
    No. 9 Craters:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    This will be another normal level, just collect the Atla and treasure then
    continue to the next level.  I found the first King Mimic of the dungeon on
    this level so be careful when opening big chests from now on.
    
    No. 10 Craters:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    This is more of the same, just collect the Atla and treasure then move on to
    the next level.  The roster of monsters will grow again with the addition of
    the Titans, a slow moving enemy that attacks just like the Golems and Steel
    Giants from the previous dungeon.
    
    No. 11 Craters:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    This will probably be the most annoying level of the entire dungeon.  You'll
    be limited to using Osmond on this level and chances are you haven't had any
    time (or the inclination) to build up his weapons and he is very weak.  The
    best way to get past this level is to buy several bombs and use them on all
    of the enemies you encounter until you find the Gun Powder.  You could also
    purchase one of the guns from Ledan's shop and try to fight the monsters on
    this level but be prepared to use a lot of repair powders in the process.
    
    No. 12 Craters:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    This level is a return to the normal routine of collecting Atla and treasure
    then moving on to the next level.  The roster of monsters now includes the
    Crescent Barons which possess good long and short range attacks.
    
    No. 13 Craters:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    The most notable thing about this level is the addition of a new opponent,
    Arthur.  This is probably the most powerful of the enemies found on the Moon
    Sea and also proves to be one of the fastest.  Explore the level and collect
    the Atla and treasure then move on to the next crater.  Only one more level
    stands between Toan and the Coliseum.
    
    No. 14 Craters:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    This level is just more of the same, collecting the Atla on this level will
    provide the last parts you'll need to build the Sun Giant and once you're
    done you should fire the cannon and leave the dungeon for the time being.
    After leaving the dungeon you should go back to the Moon Factory and finish
    rebuilding the Sun Giant.  You will be missing only one piece for the chest
    of the Giant, the Sun Sphere (a.k.a. Pez Sphere).  This is the price at the
    Coliseum and you should now have the ticket that is required to enter the
    competition so what are you waiting for?  Take a minute to make sure you're
    well stocked up on supplies then head to the Coliseum.
    
    No. 15 Craters (The Coliseum):
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    The Coliseum gates stand before you and a hellpockle dressed in red stands
    outside.  Walk up to him and use the ticket, he will then open the doors to
    the Coliseum.  Inside you will find there is only one combatant left and it
    seems as if he's never been defeated, I guess it's time to change that.
    
    _____________________________________________________________________________
    
    BOSS FIGHT: MINOTAUR JOE
    
    This has got to be the hardest hitting boss you've encountered up to this
    point in the game... too bad he should never even get to attack unless you
    get careless during this fight.  To defeat Joe select your strongest fighter
    and move around the ring until one of the barrels is between you and Joe.
    He will stop and pick up the barrel and start drinking, this is your cue to
    move in and land one attack.  After landing the attack dodge back away from
    Joe, find another barrel and repeat this process until he dies.  Using this
    attack pattern you should be able to defeat Joe without taking any damage.
    
    _____________________________________________________________________________
    
    
    After you have defeated Minotaur Joe you will be taken outside.  Go to the
    Moon Factory and place the Sun Sphere into the chest of the Moon Giant then
    go back into walk mode on the floor of the factory.  You will see a short
    cinema sequence where Osmond holds a mission briefing and then tells you to
    just let him know when you're ready for the attack on Dark Heaven Castle.
    Take this time to stock up on any needed supplies and then talk to Osmond
    and let him know you're ready to continue.  There will be another cinema
    sequence showing the Sun Giant taking off and heading towards Dark Heaven
    Castle for the final confrontation with the Dark Genie.
    
    
    =============================================================================
                           CHAPTER SIX - DARK HEAVEN CASTLE
    =============================================================================
    
    
    The cinema sequence will continue showing the approach to Dark Heaven Castle
    and a talk between the Faerie King and Seda which will reveal a bit more of
    the story behind the Dark Genie.  The scene will then shift outside showing
    the battle between the Sun Giant and the Dark Genie which ends with the Sun
    Giant blasting the Dark Genie.  Toan and his allies think they've defeated
    the Dark Genie until they see General Flag and he explains that the Genie
    they destroyed was simply a mouse that had been infused with a small amount
    of the true Dark Genie's power and that the true Dark Genie is inside Flag
    and he proceeds to destroy the Sun Giant.  The use of such great power by
    the Dark Genie ruins General Flag's body and he abandons it then heads back
    inside Dark Heaven Castle.  Toan and Osmond are rescued by Dran and dropped
    off in the courtyard of Dark Heaven Castle where Dran tells Toan he has to
    hurry up and get inside the castle to confront the Dark Genie while he is
    in a weakened condition.
    
    Toan heads inside where he talks to Seda and learns more about the creation
    of the Dark Genie and Seda's involvement in the whole matter.  Seda opens
    the Gallery of Time and tells Toan to find the fragments of his memory he
    left inside the gallery and return to the past to stop the events that led
    to the creation of the Dark Genie.  Sounds easy enough, Toan rushes through
    the opened portal and you find yourself on the first floor of the Gallery
    of Time, heading towards your final confrontation with the Dark Genie.
    
    When you exit the Galley of Time you will find the Faerie King outside in
    the hall.  He has opened up a shop to keep you well stocked on all of the
    supplies you'll need including healing items, attachments and even gems at
    the low price of 3000 each.  This dungeon should be fairly simply for you
    at this point in the game if you've spent your time building up one long
    range fighter and one short range fighter to the point where your attack
    and magic ratings are above 100 for each.  If you haven't build up your
    weapons very well you should take the time to do so now because the last
    boss is one of the more challenging ones in the game.
    
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                                  GALLERY OF TIME
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    I'm changing the format of the walkthrough section for this dungeon.  You
    may have noticed that the in the previous dungeons the brief paragraph for
    each level would tell you what type of level to expect, what new monsters
    you would face and any special comments I had about the level.  The levels
    for this dungeon consist of a lot of normal, randomized levels and instead
    of trying to think up twenty or so ways to say this I've switched to a new
    short level summary format.
    
    The level key for the Gallery of Time is the Clock Hands, this item will be
    dropped by a random monster on the level when it is defeated.  The key for
    locked doors in the Gallery of Time is the Pitchdark Key.  The item needed
    to open the way to the back floors in the Gallery of Time is the Flapping
    Duster and is very rare, I found one in the whole dungeon.
    
    5 Years Ago:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Level Type   - Normal Level
    New Monsters - Evil Bat (4 Abs), Curse Dancer (5 Abs), Dark Flower (5 Abs)
    Comments     - This was a Limited Level (Abs Down) in my game.
    
    18 Years Ago:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Level Type   - Normal Level
    New Monsters - Billy (6 Abs)
    Comments     - This was a Limited Level (Thirst) in my game.
    
    23 Years Ago:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Level Type   - Normal Level
    New Monsters - Living Armor (6 Abs)
    Comments     - There was a weapon chest on this level.
    
    38 Years Ago:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Level Type   - Normal Level
    New Monsters - Mimic (6 Abs)
    
    51 Years Ago:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Level Type   - Normal Level
    New Monsters - Rash Dasher (6 Abs)
    
    66 Years Ago:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Level Type   - Normal Level
    New Monsters - Club (6 Abs)
    Comments     - There was a weapon chest on this level.
    
    102 Years Ago:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Level Type   - Normal Level
    New Monsters - Heart (6 Abs)
    
    109 Years Ago:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Level Type   - Normal Level
    New Monsters - Diamond (6 Abs)
    
    122 Years Ago:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Level Type   - Normal Level
    New Monsters - Spade (6 Abs)
    Comments     - There was a weapon chest on this level.
    
    140 Years Ago:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Level Type   - Normal Level
    New Monsters - Joker (6 Abs)
    
    151 Years Ago:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Level Type   - Normal Level
    New Monsters - None
    
    162 Years Ago:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Level Type   - Normal Level
    New Monsters - King Mimic (18 Abs)
    
    205 Years Ago:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Level Type   - Normal Level
    New Monsters - Lich (12 Abs)
    
    208 Years Ago:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Level Type   - Normal Level
    New Monsters - Blizzard (8 Abs)
    Comments     - There was a weapon chest on this level.
    
    213 Years Ago:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Level Type   - Normal Level
    New Monsters - Alexander (15 Abs)
    
    225 Years Ago:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Level Type   - Normal
    New Monsters - Black Dragon (20 Abs)
    
    238 Years Ago:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Level Type   - Normal Level
    New Monsters - There will be no new monsters for the rest of the dungeon.
    Comments     - There was a weapon chest on this level.
    
    249 Years Ago:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Level Type   - Normal
    Comments     - This was a Limited Level (Thirst) in my game.
    
    300 Years Ago:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Level Type   - Always a Limited Level (Xiao Only)
    
    310 Years Ago:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Level Type   - Always a Limited Level (Goro Only)
    
    322 Years Ago:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Level Type   - Always a Limited Level (Ruby Only)
    
    340 Years Ago:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Level Type   - Always a Limited Level (Ungaga Only)
    
    356 Years Ago:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Level Type   - Always a Limited Level (Osmond Only)
    
    382 Years Ago:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Level Type   - Normal
    Comments     - There was a weapon chest on this level.
    
    400 Years Ago - Night of the Incident:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    This is the final level, only accessible after you have collected all of the
    Georama Parts and viewed all of Seda's reconstructed memories.  You should be
    prepared for a tough battle before coming down to this level.  The Dark Genie
    will be the toughest enemy you have faced even with powerful weapons.
    
    _____________________________________________________________________________
    
    BOSS FIGHT: DARK GENIE
    
    Phase One:
    ----------
    In the first part of the battle the Dark Genie's hands will come up out of
    the floor to attack you.  His right and left hand will only be vulnerable to
    a certain type of elemental attack and will never be vulnerable to the same
    element.  The color of the gem on the back of his hand will indicate which
    element it is currently vulnerable to and will only change when he crosses
    his hands across his chests and folds his wings in close to his body.  You
    should face the Dark Genie and watch which hand he thrusts into the ground
    and then note the color of the gem on that hand, in this way you can judge
    when to start moving to dodge the attack and will know which element to set
    active on your weapon.  The hands will take a few thousand points of damage
    to defeat so be patient.  The only damage you should take in this phase of
    the battle is from an almost invisible attack that does around twenty to
    thirty points of damage and cannot be avoided.  If you don't want to change
    elements all the time just remove all elemental affinities from the weapon.
    This will cause it to do less damage than it would with the corresponding
    elemental affinity but will save some of the hassle.
    
    Phase Two:
    ----------
    Once the hands are defeated the next phase of the battle will begin.  The
    Dark Genie will now randomly switch between attacking with a powerful beam
    that shoots from his head and the unavoidable attack he used before.  You
    should dodge to the side to avoid the powerful beam and immediately shoot
    his head using Ruby (or your most powerful ranged attacks).  If he starts
    using the unavoidable attack repeatedly, just target his head and fire at
    will his head is defeated or he starts using the beam attack again.  Make
    sure you keep yourself healed up during this phase of the battle.
    
    
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    [TIP] Thanks to tempt amn and Kevin
    
    Use a Stamina Potion to "avoid" any damage on your character when the Dark
    Genie casts that seemingly unavoidable attack. Although you'll still get
    knocked down, you'll lose no HP points.
    
    \-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\
    
    
    Phase Three:
    ------------
    With his head defeated the Dark Genie shifts to his final form which looks
    like a big insect of some type.  He also summons to demonic looking guards
    to fight at his side in this final stage of the battle.  This phase of the
    battle can be fought using a couple of different strategies.  You can kill
    the two guards which will make the Dark Genie open his mouth and expose an
    orb that you have to target to damage this final form.  If you don't kill
    the guards he WILL randomly open his mouth to expose the vulnerable area,
    giving you the chance you need to defeat him.  The attacks he uses in this
    form are the deadliest you've ever encountered.  The first is a powerful
    beam of energy that tracks you across the screen.  To dodge the attack run
    in a circle away from the beam and then towards the side of his body.  If
    this doesn't work you will take a large amount of damage, although one hit
    won't be enough to kill you at this point you will be severely injured and
    knocked to the ground.  If this happens, you should have a premium chicken
    in one of the active item slots and use it as soon as you get back to your
    feet, if you don't time this correctly and the beam is still active you will
    die, no character can take two hits from this attack.  The other attack this
    form uses are waves of power that travels over the ground, he seems to only
    use this attack after you hit the gem inside his mouth and it can be dodged
    fairly easily.  This form may give you some problems and should not be taken
    lightly.  I would recommend having at least nine premium chickens in the
    active item slot just in case you have problems dodging the beam attack and
    have a few stand-in powders and revive powders in case your chosen fighter
    goes down during the battle.
    
                                     ~*~*~*~
    
    If you are having problems in this battle you probably have weaker weapons
    and should consider building them up a bit more before taking on the final
    battle.  You should have a strong weapon for Toan by this time and he will
    have the easiest time in the first phase of this battle as long as he has
    an attack rating of over 200 and a magic rating over 100 with high ratings
    in all of the elements.  When I fought the Dark Genie I had the Chronicle
    Sword with everything maxed except the attack rating which was at 220 and
    this took out the hands in around six hits.  The second phase requires you
    to make use of long range attacks to hit his head and the third phase will
    be much easier with someone who can attack from long range.  I used Ruby
    for these two phases and had the Secret Armlet with all stats maxed except
    for magic which was around 240.  The head took four hits from the back of
    the room with Holy active on the weapon and the final form took five hits
    from medium range with Holy active on the weapon.  You can win this battle
    with weaker weapons but expect a longer fight and prepare accordingly.
    
    _____________________________________________________________________________
    
    
    After you defeat the Dark Genie you will view the end game cinema sequence.
    I will not go into details, you'll just have to beat the Dark Genie and see
    the ending for yourself.
    
    Once the cinema sequence is completed watch all of the credits and allow the
    game to save the game cleared flag to your memory card.  The Demon Shaft is
    now open for your exploration on any game where you've reached Dark Heaven
    Castle.  This is a 100 level dungeon featuring most of the enemies you have
    encountered in all of the other dungeons as well as a small selection of new
    enemies, read the section below for a brief summary of what you can expect
    inside the Demon Shaft.
    
    
    =============================================================================
                          BONUS DUNGEON - THE DEMON SHAFT
    =============================================================================
    
    
    The Demon Shaft is your reward for beating the game, a massive one hundred
    level dungeon filled with treasure and beefed up versions of the enemies you
    previously faced throughout the game as well as a few new faces.  I'm not
    going to do a walkthrough of the Demon Shaft but I will give you some hints
    and tips about what to expect in the Demon Shaft and how to prepare for the
    challenges ahead....
    
    
    - The Demon Shaft seems to have no Limited Levels and of course there won't
      be any Atla in the dungeon.  The main goals on every level should be to
      fight until you acquire the key down to the next level and then collect
      all the treasure and avoid combat unless you need to level up a weapon.
    
    - The key to open the way down to the next level inside the Demon Shaft is
      the Black Knight Crest.  The Silver Key will open the locked gates inside
      the Demon Shaft.  The Crystal Eye can be used to open the way to the back
      floor on any level of the Demon Shaft.
    
    - The monsters in the Demon Shaft as well as the dungeon itself will change
      after every 20 levels.  These changes include the addition of new monsters
      and some old monsters changing their elemental strengths and weaknesses.
    
    - The monsters in the Demon Shaft can really drain weapon hit points when
      you attack them using melee weapons.  If you plan to use Toan, Goro or
      Ungaga then you should use one of your active item slots on auto repair
      powder so you don't have to worry about losing your favorite weapon.
    
    - The enemies here will do more damage than anything you've encountered in
      the previous dungeons so make sure you bring in some healing items.  You
      should also bring along a normal supply of water in case you run into a
      long stretch of levels without underground springs.
    
    
    Those tips should see you through the Demon Shaft.  The boss on the 100th
    level should be easy compared to the Dark Genie.  I'll add some strategies
    for defeating him in the next update.  The new monsters you'll encounter
    inside the Demon Shaft shouldn't pose any challenges you won't be able to
    overcome and I don't plan on updating the bestiary to include them.  Your
    reward for completing the dungeon is the Chronicle2 Sword.
    
    
    
    ___ _________________________________________________________________________
    \  \\___   ___________________________________________________________   ___/
     | |    | |                                                           | |
     | |    | |    04.   R E B U I L D I N G  T H E  V I L L A G E S      | |
     | |____| |___________________________________________________________| |___
    /___________________________________________________________________________\
    
    
    
    Find out where and how to build the homes for everyone you come across. Can't
    figure it out yourself? You sad little man. Oh well, that's what this section
    is for. This is pertinent to the Georama mode only. I will guide you through
    building the ideal village that everyone envisions. Of course, it's your job
    to collect all the Atla first. Well what are you waiting for? Get to work you
    slacker!
    
    I will, to my best ability, try to lay out a bird's-eye view of the village
    once it's been properly assembled. Meaning, you can use these neat ASCII maps
    as a quick reference as to where all the houses should be properly set. Lost
    you yet?
    
    There are actually various ways to lay-out the villages, just as long as you
    satisfy all the inhabitants of the village. Try different things. My way is
    not the only way to go. This is just a quick reference for when you are
    totally stumped.
    
    
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                                    NORUNE VILLAGE
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    Well, naturally, you'll need the Atla you've gathered from the Divine Beast
    Cave. Don't have it? Go back and get it! Sheesh. Anyway, as you may have
    suspected, the only way to move on to other villages is to first rebuild,
    and I mean completely rehabilitate Norune Village before moving onto another.
    Well, even if you wanted to, you can't anyway. So I guess you're stuck with
    good ol' Norune until you've, or rather, Toan has helped the poor mendicants
    of the village. :)
    
    Ok, I think the first couple of Atla you can amass could be enough to rebuild
    Macho's home, but I hate going through the trouble of telling you which huts
    to build in order. Therefore, I'll just randomly tell you what you need, and
    how you're going to renovate your fellow neighbors' huts...err, houses. Then,
    you could just seek out which you need help on and shoot. :)
    
    
    100% in all three categories of the Georama Analysis and get: Windmill Slash!
    
      __________________
     | LEGEND:          |
     |                  |
     |  X  = Town Exit  |
     |  V  = Entrance to|
     |       Cave       |
     |  _               |
     | |_| = WindMill   |
     | (_) = Tree       |
     |  #  = Bridge     |
     |__________________|
    
    
    
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    |                          Laura's house_____      X    _________          |
    |                   ___________      ________\         /         \         |
    |   _________      |           |    |         |       |           |        |
    |  |         |     |___________|    |_________|        \_________/         |
    |  |_________|               \___Claude's House         \________Paige's   |
    |    (_)      \__Alnet's House                                   House     |
    |    _____________________________________________     _____________       |
    |   |     #                 #        RIVER        |   /             \      |
    |    ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| |   |   Fishing   |      |
    |                                               | |   |    Pond     |      |
    |                                               | |   \_____________/      |
    | (_)   Chief's House  (_)                  (_) | |                        |
    |      /  ________           |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| |                        |
    |  __ /  |        |          |     _____________| |_________________       |
    | /  \   |        |          |    | DRAN'S WIND-|         RIVER     |      |
    ||    |  |        |          |ROAD|    MILL     |  _________________|      |
    ||    |  |________|          |     ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| |                        |
    | \__/    \_______Your House |__________________| |  (_)   (_)      _      |
    |         Dran's Windmill_____/                 | |                |_|     |
    |                                               | |  (_)                   |
    |      (_)                                      | |              ______    |
    |    ___________________________________________| |             |      |   |
    |   |     #                 #       RIVER         |             |      |   |
    |    ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯              |      |   |
    |    (_)                                                        |______|   |
    |       _______                                Macho's house____/          |
    |      |       |                  ___________                              |
    |      |_______|                 |           |                             |
    |       \_______Gaffer's Buggy   |___________|                             |
    |                      _          \_____________The Hag's house            |
    |                     |_|                                                  |
    |                                                                  V       |
    |_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ |
    
    
    You can't blame me for trying. =P Let's start with your house, since it is
    your number one priority to keep your mother happy 'n stuff. Be her little
    angel and start building! Plus, Toan can count on sleeping in his own bed
    tonight if you do things correctly. Hell, the villagers will become so
    content, you'd forget they were there.
    
    
    =============
    TOAN'S HOUSE
    =============
    Items needed:
    - Chimney
    - Keg
    - Llama
    - Stray Cat
    - Toan's mother, Renee
    - Upstairs storage
    
    How to build it: Since your mother, or rather, Toan's mother would like the
    sun shining brightly on her, the first thing you would want is to make sure
    the house is facing the east. That way, the first thing Renee will see when
    she wakes up is the sun.
    
    Rewards: If Toan has rescued that Stray Cat back in Divine Beast Cave, then
    it follows you home. From there, you can change it into a fearsome feline
    warrior. It will join your party; her name is Xiao, but "Kittycat" is a nice
    name too. :)
    
    
    ==============
    ALNET'S HOUSE
    ==============
    Items needed:
    - Alnet
    - Alnet's younger brother, Carl
    - Cabin
    - Lamp
    - Llama
    - Stairway
    
    How to build it: If you have talked to Alnet lately, you'll know she detests
    the Macho brothers. Actually, detests is such a strong word; dislike is the
    better word for it. To keep her happy and comfortable, position her house as
    far away from the Macho brother's house as possible.
    
    Rewards: Alnet gives you a fishing rod for being so kind. Too bad you're too
    young for her.
    
    
    ======================
    MACHO BROTHER'S HOUSE
    ======================
    Items needed:
    - Annex Room
    - Barbell
    - Fence
    - Lamp
    - Macho
    - Macho's big brother, Komacho
    
    How to build it: Notice the muscular build on the brothers? Well, they'd like
    to keep their shapes that way. And how? Only by letting them work out with
    those vicious monsters in the Divine Beast Cave. Place their house near the
    entrance and it should be more than enough to keep them happy, that is until
    they lose a leg. Their insatiable appetite for muscles and less brains gives
    monsters a slight advantage over them, yeah? :)
    
    Rewards: Komacho offers Stone Breaker as recompense for your carpentry antics
    and stuff. The Stone Breaker is effective in one of the floors in the Divine
    Beast Cave. The Macho brothers leave and square off to settle things once and
    for all.
    
    
    ===============
    CLAUDE'S HOUSE
    ===============
    Items needed:
    - Bench
    - Cabin
    - Candy Box
    - Claude
    - Fence
    - Lamp
    
    How to build it: Knowing Claude, he'll love to eat Alnet's cooking. Why not
    make them neighborly neighbors?
    
    Rewards:  Here is an example of the time sequence in Dark Cloud. Since people
    react differently at different times of the day, you may want to visit every-
    one during the morning, afternoon and the remaining part of the day. Some of
    them may give you gifts. Claude is a great example. During the morning, he'll
    feel generous and give you item Candy; at night, he will feel even better and
    give up some Cheese and Soap! Great! Oh, don't bother during the afternoon,
    though. He is sleeping at that time. :P
    
    
    ==============
    PAIGE'S HOUSE
    ==============
    Items needed:
    - Cabin
    - Fence
    - Lamp
    - Paige
    - Paige's father, Pike
    - Wheels
    
    How to build it: A place next to the fishing pond is more beneficial for Pike
    than for Paige, since Pike loves to fish. You may learn a few things from him
    you know?
    
    Rewards: Paige knits a new and bigger pouch for you. Now it can hold up to 60
    items. Whoop!
    
    
    ==============
    LAURA'S HOUSE
    ==============
    Items needed:
    - Auntie Laura
    - Cabin
    - Fence
    - Gina
    - Lamp
    - Tricycle
    
    How to build it: Laura can't stand the noise coming from the Village Chief's
    house. A good idea is to keep it a distance away from the chief. Poor guy.
    
    Rewards: If you've gotten the Tricycle just like Gina asked for, she'll love
    you more than ever and also hand over Dran's Feather. Aww, isn't that sweet?
    
    
    ===============
    GAFFER'S BUGGY
    ===============
    Items needed:
    - Light
    - Sign
    - Supplies
    - Gaffer
    
    How to build it: Gaffer will be content with where ever you put him, just as
    long as his shop will be swarming with customers. He's an easy-going guy eh?
    
    Rewards: Nothing special. But since you've helped reopen his shop, he will be
    more than willing to sell you items or vice versa. Selling items you've found
    in the cave is not a bad idea to accumulate those Gilda!
    
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ A NOTE SUBMITTED BY: David Lanier                                       ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ If u don't have pike when u finish gaffers buggy, gaffer will have      ~*
    *~ fewer weak items than normal (he will have a bad back after puttin up   ~*
    *~ the sign).                                                              ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    
    
    ================
    THE HAG'S HOUSE
    ================
    Items needed:
    - Bench
    - Cabin
    - Fence
    - Jar
    - Hag
    - Lamp
    
    How to build it: The hag has an unusual liking to watch big Dran's Windmill
    blades. It gives her sick pleasure.
    
    Rewards: The Hag will offer to keep any unnecessary items you have as storage
    and stuff. Nice place to drop off any redundant items, or items you'd want to
    use later.
    
    
    ================
    DRAN'S WINDMILL
    ================
    Items needed:
    - Dran's Blades
    - Dran's Horn
    - Sign
    - Torch
    
    How to build it: Placing it in the center of the village will serve as a nice
    monument of uh, something.
    
    Rewards: You get to fight the boss! Yay!
    
    
    ==========
    WINDMILLS
    ==========
    Items needed:
    - Ladder
    - Windmill Vanes
    
    How to build it: You can actually place these anywhere in town, just as long
    as no one complains.
    
    Rewards: None.
    
    
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                                  MATATAKI VILLAGE
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    The next village in line that's waiting to be rebuilt. Almost everyone here
    would like a Torch, so you'd better have those prepared. You'll generally
    find the Atla to this village in the Wise Owl Forest (duh).  Now, go Atla
    hunting and then we can talk. Let's start with Cacao's House since it's the
    first you need to worry about.
    
    
    100% in all three categories of the Georama Analysis and get: Battle Ax!
    
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     | LEGEND:          |
     |                  |
     |  X  = Entrance   |
     |  V  = Entrance to|
     |  _    Forest     |
     | |_| = WaterMill  |
     | (_) = Tree       |
     | -W- = Well       |
     |  G  = Path to    |
     |       Goro's home|
     | -T- = Treant's   |
     |       Chamber    |
     |  #  = Bridge     |
     |__________________|
    
    
                               --Main Portion of Village--
    
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    |                         '   (_) (_)   |   | -T-                        .|
    |                        /     _____ (_)|###|                          .' |
    |                        \    |     |(_)|   |                         /   |
    |                         '   |     | _________Cacaos' House         ;    |
    |                         '   |_____|/  |   |                        '    |
    |                        /  (_) (_) (_) |   |                        '    |
    |                       '               |   |                        ;    |
    |                        ;  (_) (_) (_) |   |                         \   |
    |                         ;  ___________|   |                         '   |
    |      MOUNTAINS AND     /  | _ ____________|                         ;   |
    |         HILLS         |   ||_|  ________                 _________  \   |
    |                       '   |  | |        | ____Bunbuku's |         |  \. |
    |                       '   |  | |________|/      House   |_________|    \|
    |                      '    |  |                          \___Pao's House |
    |      .              . ;'  |##|                               . .        |
    |_ _ _;   ' . ' .     ;     |  |                          ;'PEANUT '....  |
    |                \   \      |  |                         ;.   LAKE      ';|
    |<- Leads to      \   '     |##|                           ;'' '  '  ' '  |
    |    Waterfall area -G-(_)  |  |                                        V |
    |        ___________________|  |                                         /|
    |   (_) |                  |_| |                                        ' |
    |_______|  |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯______Couscous' House   ____________    /  |
    |     #    |                 /___________     -W-     '            '   '  |
    |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                 '   EARTH A  '          ;       EARTH B  ; /  |
    |                          ;     ____      ;       ;    ________      ;\  |
    |                          ;    |    |     ;       ;   |        |     ; \ |
    |                          ;    |____|     ;  (_)  ;   |________|     ;  \|
    |                          ;               ;       ; Mushroom House   ;   |
    |                           ' ___________ '         ' ______________'     |
    |                                                                         |
    |____________________ X __________________________________________________|
                         |_|
                       Town Entrance
    
    
                               --WaterFall Area--
    
          - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
         |         ' ;;;;;;;;;;;; |||||||||||||  ;;;;;;;;;'          |
         |           ' ;;;;;;;;;;; Waterfall ;;;;;;;;;;;'            |
         |               ;; ;; ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;               |
         |                          | DAM |               ____Baron's|
         |       _________         |_______|     ________/    House  |
         |      |         |         |     |     |        |           |
         |      |         |         |     |     |        |           |
         |      |_________|         |     |     |        |           |
         |      \_____Kye&Momo's    |     |     |________|           |
         |               House      |     |                          |
         |                          |#####|                          |
         |        __________        |     |                          |
         |       |          |       |     |________________          |
         |       |__________|       | _   RIVER   #        |         |
         |       \____Gob's House   ||_|  |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| |         |
         |                          |     |   _____      | |         |
         |                          |     |  |     |     | |         |
         |                 -W-      |     |  |     |     | |         |
         |                          |     |  |     |     | |         |
         |                          |     |  |_____|     | |         |
         |                          |     |  \___Wise Owl| | Leads to|
         |                          |     |______________| |  Village|
         |                          |        RIVER         |   |____ |
         |                          |     |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯         ||
         |                          |      ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|    ||
         |                          |_______________________   |    v|
         |                                                  |  |    X|
          - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    
    Well, you can't blame me for trying. =P There you have it. The second
    village is finally done. Any questions?
    
    
    ==============
    CACAO'S HOUSE
    ==============
    Items needed:
    - Cabin
    - Cacao
    - Laundry
    - Sign
    - Stairway
    - Torch
    
    How to build it: Cacao acts as if he suffers from down syndrome, and looks as
    if he were going to break down from a heart attack if you don't build his
    home correctly.  He loves to sing and compose music. Therefore, he'd like to
    listen to the rustling of the leaves. Simple enough.  Use about 6 trees from
    your georama inventory and surround his house with them. That should keep him
    really happy.
    
    Rewards: Being the indisposed person that he is,  he'll sing a patriotic song
    to you about the legendary warrior, Fudoh. Afterwards, seeing that you'd like
    to start a  music career,  he gives you a homemade, handicrafted ocarina-like
    instrument, the Odd Tone Flute. He warns you that it may attract snakes. Nice
    guy that man is.
    
    
    ==============
    BARON'S HOUSE
    ==============
    Items needed:
    - Ancient Baron
    - Branch
    - Roof
    - Sign
    - Torch
    
    How to build it:  Attach all its necessities and speak with the Baron to find
    that he is the village chief. He would like to be near enough water for it to
    be audible. Finding that he is becoming older and older, his hearing isn't so
    acute anymore. It's best to place him where the water is roaring.  The water-
    fall is a nice place.
    
    Rewards: Being the  thankful fellow that he is, he imparts old stories of the
    village into your tiny head. Ask all the questions you can, and when you've
    asked them all, you can choose to leave. But before that, the Ancient Baron
    gives you a nice gift to help you on the journey. Toan receives a Gourd, foo.
    
    
    ============
    PAO'S HOUSE
    ============
    Items needed:
    - Laundry
    - Pao
    - Sign
    - Stairway
    - Torch
    
    How to build it: Pao is a genial chap. He'll gladly cook for you if you ful-
    fill his requests. He would like his house to be placed next to Peanut Pond,
    although, you don't know where it is. He tells you to look very closely at
    Matataki Village. It's pretty obvious. It's about the only pond in the whole
    village. There's a small strip of water in the northwestern part of village.
    Position his house there.
    
    Rewards: Pao provides you with a hearty meal and gives you a hint about the
    Moon People's Village.  Before leaving, Pao also presents you the Fruit of
    Eden. Don't forget to say thanks.
    
    
    ===============
    MUSHROOM HOUSE
    ===============
    Items needed:
    - Balcony
    - Old chap, Ro
    - Ro's Wife, Annie
    - Second Floor
    - Sign
    - Torch
    
    How to build it:  The elderly couple would love a nice view from atop their
    house, so a balcony is essential here.  Even after building their house and
    assembling their cozy balcony, they're still not happy. Time to take things
    into overdrive. Take Earth B and place it where it's positioned on the ASCII
    map above. Then place the mushroom house on the surface. This should magnify
    their view by a hundred times.  If that doesn't satisfy them, nothing will!
    
    Rewards: After rebuilding their house, Ro(or Annie) calls Toan to come to the
    balcony. The couple mulls over what to give you in return. Ro knows just the
    thing and heads into the house.  Inside, you see Ro rummaging through dozens
    of cluttered boxes. He finally finds it, and falls headlong to the floor from
    two stories up.  Miraculously, he survives and cheerfully gives you the Moon
    Grass Seed. It apparently grows in a special place in the forest.
    
    
    ================
    BUNBUKU'S HOUSE
    ================
    Items needed:
    - Bunbuku
    - Cabin
    - Sign
    - Stairway
    - The mute, Kululu
    - Torch
    
    How to build it: Bunbuku's request is the easiest of all. His lazy butt can't
    handle trudging to a faraway Watermill, so be sure to place his house near
    one or vice versa. Kululu would like a torch to keep the boogey man away. Oh,
    and don't forget the Upstairs Cabin Bunbuku would like.
    
    Rewards: He's a stingy guy, as you don't get anything from him. To top it all
    off, he eats one of Kululu's things and she throws a tantrum. Now she won't
    listen to either you or Bunbuku until she gets back what Bunbuku has eaten.
    He attempts to give you hints on what it was, but it's pretty simple. It's...
    Candy! You can get that from Couscous. When/If you give the Candy to Bunbuku,
    he'll repay you with an Ointment Leaf.
    
    
    ==============
    WISE OWL SHOP
    ==============
    Items needed:
    - Entrance
    - Sign
    - The owl, Mr. Mustache
    - Torch
    - Wise Owl Entrance
    
    How to build it: This little feathery entrepreneur is one overbearing birdy.
    He would like water ALL around his shop. That means north, west, east and
    south, baby. All around. Simple enough. Just use the remaining Rivers and
    start building a moat around his shop. Use my ASCII map if needed.
    
    Rewards: The shop will now be open for business and for a one-time special,
    Mr. Mustache will sell you the valued Wise Owl Sword for 2,500G! Talk about
    a blow to the old self-esteem. But anyway, it's worth it.
    
    
    ============
    GOB'S HOUSE
    ============
    Items needed:
    - Bone
    - Muscular man, Gob
    - Sign
    - Torch
    - Tree
    
    How to build it:  He's got to have the coolest looking house in the village!
    First off, he'd like a skeletal roof (bone) leading to his door, then he'd
    like to be next to Momo. Make Gob Momo's official neighbor. "Her legs are sin
    to look this good!" or something like that anyway.
    
    Rewards: Gob shows you  how a real man cooks, but Toan seems to become full
    rather too quickly. Before you get a chance to leave, he tosses you a Frozen
    Tuna (Goro's weapon).
    
    
    =================
    KYE&MOMO'S HOUSE
    =================
    Items needed:
    - Cabin
    - Momo
    - Momo's grandpa, Kye
    - Sign
    - Stairway
    - Torch
    
    How to build it: Momo is a knockout (in Gob's eyes, anyway), although, she
    seems to have an odd liking to Goro. Anyway, Momo loves to shop and Mr.
    Mustache's shop seems to be her favorite store, although, she points out that
    his stuff is too expensive for her taste. Make sure the shop is in walking
    distance anyway.
    
    Rewards: Kye is a little senile here. He goes nuts and attempts to fall off
    the roof. Then he scoffs at Momo for um, stuff. Momo jumps down Xena-style
    and hands you a measely Plant Buster as a reward. All that hard work for that
    thing.
    
    
    ================
    COUSCOUS' HOUSE
    ================
    Items needed:
    - Couscous
    - Grass
    - Sign
    - Torch
    
    How to build it: A very large, plump stuffed animal of a sort. He has a tree
    (a compacted one) growing on his head, which looks...attractive. Anyway, he
    would like you to help him think of a way so he could see the outside world.
    I mean, he can't even fit through the door, so help the poor guy. Use the
    remaining Earth A and place his house on top. Position it as it is in the map
    above.
    
    Rewards: Like the old hag in Norune, he'll offer to let you store any items
    you don't need in his "fluffy grass". On the plus side, he'll offer some
    Candy. Now, if you refuse that, he'll offer a Shiny Stone (Ice or Fire Gem).
    Finally, refuse him for the third time and he'll just cough up a Turtle Shell
    without your acknowledgement. I say go for the third option.
    
    
    ======
    WELLS
    ======
    Items needed:
    - Bucket
    - Roof
    - Stairway
    - Torch
    
    How to build it: The easiest can't get any easier. It doesn't matter where it
    (or they) goes.
    
    Rewards: None.
    
    
    ===========
    WATERMILLS
    ===========
    Items needed:
    - Torch
    - Waterwheel
    
    How to build it: You can place two of them anywhere, while reserving one for
    Bunbuku.
    
    Rewards: None.
    
    
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                                        QUEENS
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    Ah yes, I didn't forget that nice, quiet little seaport village where all the
    latest trends and items are. It's a nice village. There's the "ruler" of the
    town, King, whom you need to pay taxes to. There are those lovely vendors
    that sell fresh fish, water and fruits. Everything you need for a growing boy
    and girl! Then, there's those weapons, items, and gems/attachment shops to
    gander at.  Oh, don't forget the ever-popular Leaning Tower plucked straight
    from Italy.
    
    
    100% in all three categories of the Georama Analysis and get: Macho Sword!
    
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     | LEGEND:          |
     |                  |
     |  X  = Entrance   |
     |  V  = Leads to   |
     |       the docks. |
     | (_) = Palm Tree  |
     |                  |
     |__________________|
    
    
                                          _
                                         | |X
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    |                            |      |    |      |  ____       _______    |
    |                            |      |    |      | |    |     |       |   |
    |                            |      |    |      | |____|     |_______|   |
    |                            |      |WAT-|      |  \__Jack's  \__Basker's|
    |                            |      | ER |      |          (_)           |
    |                            |      |    |      |                  (_)   |
    |        EMPTY SPACE         |      |    |      |     ___                |
    |                            |      |    |      |    |   |    ______     |
    |                            |      |    |      |    |   |   |      |    |
    |                            |      |    |      |    |___|   |      |    |
    |____________________________|      |    |      |    \_Suzy's|______|    |
    |____________________________|      |    |      |     (_)    \__Fountain |
    |                            |      |    |      |                        |
    |   _____                    |      |    |      |________________________|
    |  |     |     (_)           |      |    |      |________________________|
    |  |     |                   |      |    |      | |                      |
    |  |_____|            ____   |      |    |      | |  _______      (_)    |
    |   \___Joker's      |    |  |      |    |      | | | King's|    _____   |
    |         ____       |____|  |      |    |      | | |Hideout|   |     |  |
    |        |    |    Divining  |      |    |      | | |_______|   |_____|  |
    |         \__/       House   |      |    |      | |  | |        \__Lana's|
    |  (_)     \___Leaning Tower |      |WAT-|      | |  | |Road  ______     |
    |      _______________       |      | ER |      | |  | |     |      |(_) |
    |     |               |      |      |    |      | |  |_|     |______|    |
    |     |____      _____|      |      |    |      | |     _____ \_Sheriff's|
    |          |____|\__Cathedral|      |    |      | |    |_____|Ruty's     |
    |   (_)                      |      |    |      | |________________
    |____________________________|________ V _______|__________________|_____|
                                          |_|
    
    
    
    =================
    SHERIFF'S OFFICE
    =================
    Items needed:
    - Bicycle
    - Prison
    - Prison
    - Wilder
    - Wilder's assistant, Sam
    - Sign
    
    How to build it: The sheriff's position entails him a big responsibilty to
    keep Queens a safe and peaceful town, but King is definitely up to something.
    better place his office adjacent to King's Hideout just to be on  the safe
    side. He also needs two prison cells just for extra precautions.  You might
    want to remind him that the interior may need a little renovating. :)
    
    Rewards: Wilder and co. is back in operation! We can rest in peace now that
    we know the town is in good hands. Toan tries his luck and asks about the
    Moon Orb, but to no one's surprise, Wilder knows nothing about it. However,
    he passes on the word that the Joker might know something about it since he
    is a crystal dealer.  He gives you a Search Warrant just in case the Joker
    gives you any trouble.
    
    
    =============
    JACK'S STORE
    =============
    Items needed:
    - Annex Room
    - Chimney
    - Jack
    - Lamp
    - Sign
    - Sunshade
    
    How to build it: Jack's store doesn't open at anytime except during the day.
    Even before you complete his house. He'll need a sunshade and an annex room.
    But first, let me tell you SHOULD NOT COMPLETE HIS HOUSE UNTIL YOU'VE GOTTEN
    RUBY. I'll explain why in a little bit. He'd like his place near the watery.
    So just place his shop near the entrances to one of the three sections of the
    town.
    
    Rewards: If you've followed my advice (about Ruby), then she will appear and
    talk him into giving the party something in return for their hard work. Jack
    will scurry to the back room and return with a Big Bucks Hammer for Goro and
    a Platinum Ring for Ruby. This is the best exchange anyone could ask for.
    
    
    ==============
    JOKER'S STORE
    ==============
    Items needed:
    - Chimney
    - Joker
    - Lamp
    - Sign
    - Sunshade
    
    How to build it: Joker doesn't seem too fond of the Sheriff. It'd make sense
    if you'd place his shop as far away from the Sheriff's office as possible.
    Complete his shop, then with the Search Warrant the Sheriff gave you, check
    in and have a chat with the crystal seller. Apparently, that he is also after
    a crystal that supposedly gives the beholder eternal life.
    
    Rewards: He gives you nothing, as all he has to offer are his "useless" gems.
    You can now buy _some_ items and attachments from him.
    
    
    ===============
    KING'S HIDEOUT
    ===============
    Items needed:
    - Car
    - King
    - King's lackey no. 1, Stew
    - King's lackey no. 2, Jake
    - Lamp
    - Sunshade
    
    How to build it: King is a rich, fat bastard. So stingy that he'll unwilling-
    Ly give you something in return for you efforts. Well, first he would like
    his ugly car back. Don't forget to pave a road for the car. It doesn't matter
    what it looks like as long as it leads from the car. And also, remember to
    put up that sunshade.
    
    Rewards: King is uncertain whether to give you something, but feels that he's
    obligated to do so. Stew (or Jake) whispers something into his ear. King
    responds delightedly and tells you to wait.  He gives you what seems to be a
    lamp. It's something money can't buy he says. Oops, Toan accidentally drops
    it and everyone seems mortified. Out comes a beautiful genie. Everyone is
    shaken up, even our young hero. And what happens in the end? She becomes our
    newest team member! Yay, hurrah to Ruby!
    
    
    ==========
    CATHEDRAL
    ==========
    Items needed:
    - Hat Shaped Roof
    - Mark
    - Phil
    - Torch
    
    How to build it: Phil, the saint, would like the Cathedral to face the ocean
    so, he could pray everyday to calm the soul of La Saia. Have the entrance
    face one of the openings to the water. He'd also like to have a hat shaped
    roof.
    
    Rewards: Phil regales you with the story about the Queen La Saia and why the
    church no longer has any weddings held there. For being such a good listener,
    he presents you with the Holy attachment.
    
    
    ==============
    BASKER'S SHOP
    ==============
    Items needed:
    - Basker
    - Chimney
    - Lamp
    - Second Floor
    - Sign
    - Sunshade
    
    How to build it: Like Jack's store, he opens only during the day. He believes
    that if his shop is placed at a higher ground, business will come pouring. Be
    sure to place him in the first section, near the entrance to town.  He needs
    that second floor and don't you forget it.
    
    Rewards: He will gladly help store items for you. Everything stored in Norune
    and Matataki Village will be carried over to his inventory.
    
    
    ===============
    DIVINING HOUSE
    ===============
    Items needed:
    - Sign
    - Snake
    - Yaya
    
    How to build it: The renown fortune  teller  would like her precious emblem
    facing in the direction of the sun rise. Just rotate her shop around until
    she's satisfied, although, I think the first position should be the right one
    or something.
    
    Rewards: Now, Yaya will give you a free reading of your future or whatever.
    Choose from your options and uh, Yaya will perform her "fortune telling". It
    looks a little dirty, but um, it works, I guess.  Choosing the Moon Orb will
    show  Lana carry away a distinct ball of what seems  to be one of the fruits
    from her push cart. Next, choosing Dark Genie will give you an insight to his
    impending plan. He's about to destroy another town!
    
    
    ============
    LANA'S CART
    ============
    Items needed:
    - Lana
    - Pushcart (fruit)
    - Pushcart (fruit)
    - Pushcart (fruit)
    
    How to build it: It's quite simple to assemble. Her request is blunt and easy
    to fulfill. She would like to be near her son, Jake, who always seems to be
    lingering around King. She would like to keep an eye out for her momma's boy.
    
    Rewards: She gives you a Gooey Peach and opens her fruit stand.  If you have
    already visited the fortuneteller, you'll be treated to an additional scene.
    
    
    ============
    RUTY'S CART
    ============
    Items needed:
    - Pushcart (fish)
    - Pushcart (fish)
    - Pushcart (fish)
    - Ruty
    
    How to build it: Again, really easy to assemble and her request is not really
    a brain-buster. She'd like her cart to be somewhere near the docks so it'd
    save her the trouble of lugging a cart load of fish from the docks all the
    way to the other side of town. Just put her next to the ramp leading to the
    water.
    
    Rewards: As with all shops, hers is open for business. For your efforts, she
    gives you a Flapping Fish and an Ice Block to keep it from getting spoiled.
    Now, you can buy Flapping Fish any time, which is the back floor key to the
    Shipwreck.
    
    
    ============
    SUZY'S CART
    ============
    Items needed:
    - Keg
    - Lamp
    - Pushcart
    - Suzy
    - Urn
    
    How to build it: Suzy's water cart is just like the other two and requires
    kegs and urns to hold the water. Being such a water freak, place her stand
    near the water fountain.
    
    Rewards: Her store is having a re-grand opening thanks to you, but she is a
    little shaky about her catchy name. Give her an opinion about it and whether
    you gave her a positive or negative answer, she'll ask what she should
    convert it to. Pick Fighting Watery to get her to sell Stamina Potions. Neat!
    
    Note: If you pick the Freshen Up Watery she will sell all of the basic stat
    enhancing attachments for weapons, this includes Attack +1, Endurance +1,
    Speed +1 and Magic +1.  -= Azaroth =-
    
    
    =========
    FOUNTAIN
    =========
    Items needed:
    - Pillar
    - Spout
    - Water's Surface
    
    How to build it: Just assemble everything in accord. Be sure to place it near
    Suzy's water cart.
    
    Rewards: None.
    
    
    ==============
    LEANING TOWER
    ==============
    Items needed:
    - Tower 2nd floor
    - Tower 3rd floor
    
    How to build it: Assemble the parts needed. Just place it anywhere.
    
    Rewards: None.
    
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     MUSKA LACKA
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    The desert town of Muska Lacka is perhaps the one village where you have the
    least creative license on how to rebuild the village since you have to fit
    all of the houses into a specific pattern to keep the tradition of the pole
    guardian and meet the additional requests of the Chief and 3 Sisters.  The
    layout below does not make use of any of the road pieces and the building
    names have been abbreviated but should be easily recognizable.  I didn't
    bother with the road because I didn't like the way it looked and it is not
    needed to get the 100% Georama Analysis.
    
    The house marked by "N/A" indicates the one existing house that is still
    standing in the village before you begin reconstructing it using the Atla
    pieces you have collected.  You should have the Oasis and the 3 Sister's
    House as well as most of (if not all) of Brooke's House and Jibubu's House
    before going down to level nine of the Sun & Moon Temple.
    
    Reward for all 100% in Georama Analysis: Mirage and a Diamond!
    
     -------------
    |     Key     |
    |             |
    | (T) - Tree  |
    |             |
     -------------
    
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    |                    -----                      -------                   |
    |                   |Bones|                    |Prison |                  |
    |                    -----                     |       |                  |
    |            (T)                                ---O---                   |
    |                                   (T)                                   |
    |   ------     Totem     ------                  Totem     ------         |
    |  |      |     ---     |      |                  ---     |      |        |
    |  | N/A  O    | C |    O Enga |                 | A |    O Chief|        |
    |  |      |     ---     |      |                  ---     |      |        |
    |   ------               ------           (T)              ------         |
    |                                                                  To     =
    |             ---O---     -------               ---O---         Sun&Moon ->
    |            |Jibubu |   | Zabo  |             | Toto  |         Temple   =
    |            |       |   |       |             |       |                  |
    |             -------     ---O---               -------                   |
    |   -                                                       (T)           |
    |  |B|                     Totem     -----                                |
    |  |o|                      ---     |     |                               |
    |  |n|      (T)            | B |    O Brooke                              |
    |  |e|                      ---     |     |                               |
    |  |s|                (T)            -----                           _    |
    |   -                                             (T)               |B|   |
    |            ----|----    ---O---                                   |o|   |
    |           |         |  | 3 Sis |                                  |n|   |
    |           |  Oasis  |  |       |                                  |e|   |
    |      (T)  |         |   -------                         (T)       |s|   |
    |            ---------               (T)                             -    |
    |                                                                         |
     - - - - -| Bones |- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    
    
    ====================
    TOTEM POLE (A, B, C)
    ====================
    Items needed:
    - Totem Pole 2nd Head
    - Totem Pole 3rd Head
    
    How to build it: Please refer to the map above to find out which houses need
    to be grouped around each Totem Pole.  There will be three faces for each and
    they all must face the corresponding small totem poles outside of the houses.
    
    Rewards: None.
    
    
    ===============
    JIBUBU'S HOUSE
    ===============
    Items needed:
    - Cabin
    - Stairway
    - Mini Totem Pole
    - Hay
    - Jibubu
    
    How to build it: Jibubu only wants you to maintain the tradition of the pole
    guardian so place his house facing the correct side of Totem Pole C.
    
    Rewards: He will reward you with a Fruit of Eden.
    
    Note: If you go to his house at night you can give him the Foundation you got
    in Queens and in return he'll give you the Clay Doll. ADDITIONAL NOTE: If you
    are having problems, please  see the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) of this
    guide for the precise answer to your problem.
    
    
    ===============
    BROOKE'S HOUSE
    ===============
    Items needed:
    - Mini Totem Pole
    - Hay
    - Cabin
    - Brooke
    
    How to build it: Again he only wants you to keep the tradition of the pole
    guarding so place his house facing the correct side of Totem Pole B.
    
    Rewards: He will tell you a bit about Toan's past, give you an Attack +3
    attachment and open his shop so you can buy supplies.
    
    
    =================
    3 SISTER'S HOUSE
    =================
    Items needed:
    - Mini Totem Pole
    - Cabin
    - Odds & Ends
    - Nagita
    - Devia
    - Mikara
    
    How to build it: They want their house near the Oasis and want you to keep
    the tradition of the pole guardian so place them facing the correct side of
    Totem Pole B and place the Oasis nearby.
    
    Rewards: You will be told the story of Ungaga and Mikara's relationship and
    afterwards Ungaga will join you as your fourth ally.
    
    
    ======
    OASIS
    ======
    Items needed:
    - Tree
    - Tree
    - Tree
    
    How to build it: Place it next to the 3 Sister's House.
    
    Rewards: You can fish at the pond.  This is a good thing since you can find
    Mardan Garayan and Baron Garayan fish here at Dusk and at Night.  These fish
    are the single best source of points you will find but require some patience
    to catch since they appear more rarely than any of the other fish.
    
    Note: I know most places say that you can only catch the Mardan Garayan fish
    during Dusk but I have caught several during the night though they appear a
    little less frequently during this time.
    
    
    =============
    ENGA'S HOUSE
    =============
    Items needed:
    - Stairway
    - Stairway Roof
    - Mini Totem Pole
    - Roof
    - Hay
    - Enga
    
    How to build it: Enga wants you to keep the tradition of the pole guardian so
    place his house facing the correct side of Totem Pole C.
    
    Rewards: When you finish repairing his house he will give you a Buster Sword
    and allow you to use his house for storage purposes.
    
    Note: Once the chief has given you permission to enter the final level of the
    Sun & Moon Temple you can return here and he will give you the Sun Signet.
    
    
    =============
    ZABO'S HOUSE
    =============
    Items needed:
    - Mini Totem Pole
    - Roof
    - Hay
    - Odds & Ends
    - Zabo
    
    How to build it: He wants you to keep the tradition of the pole guardian so
    place his house facing the correct side of Totem Pole B.
    
    Rewards: He will tell you some information about the village and the Sand
    Warriors and give you a Double Impact slingshot for Xiao.
    
    Note: Once the chief has given you permission to enter the final level of the
    Sun & Moon Temple you can return here and he will give you the Moon Signet.
    
    
    =============
    PRISON CABIN
    =============
    Items needed:
    - Mini Totem Pole
    - Stairway
    - Sign
    - Gron
    
    How to build it: The inhabitant won't really have any say in the matter but
    you need to keep the tradition of the pole guardian village wide so place
    this building facing the correct side of Totem Pole A.
    
    Rewards: You get to see a little cinematic sequence between Ungaga and Gron.
    
    
    =============
    TOTO'S HOUSE
    =============
    Items needed:
    - Mini Totem Pole
    - Odds & Ends
    - Handle
    - Toto
    - Gosuke
    
    How to build it: Toto wants you to keep the tradition of the pole guardian so
    place his house facing the correct side of Totem Pole A.
    
    Rewards: A cinematic sequence with Toto and Gosuke gives you more background
    information about Toan and you receive the Sun Sword.
    
    
    ==============
    CHIEF'S HOUSE
    ==============
    Items needed:
    - Mini Totem Pole
    - Cabin
    - Cabin
    - Chief Bonka
    
    How to build it: She wants you to keep the tradition of the pole guardian and
    needs to be near the entrance to the Sun & Moon Temple, so make sure you have
    the house near the bone arch leading to the temple and that it is facing the
    correct side of Totem Pole A.
    
    Rewards: After a cinematic sequence with the Chief, Toan and Ungaga you are
    given permission to enter the final level of the Sun & Moon Temple and told
    to go see Zabo and Enge for the two signets needed to open the door to the
    boss of the temple.
    
    
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                                     MOON FACTORY
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
            ____
           |    |<--------- This square shows the correct placement of the
           |____|           Parts HD of the Sun Giant, refer to the map below
    \        /\        /    for relative positioning of the other Sun Giant
     \      /  \      /     georama pieces.
      \    /    \    /
       \  /      \  /       Note: The head should be oriented so the top of
        \/        \/        the head is towards the top of the drawing.
    
             /\
            /  \
           /    \
          /      \
         /        \
        /          \
    
    The pattern inside the circle should be oriented as shown above.  The ASCII
    map below assumes you have done this already and that you have placed the
    Parts HD in the correct position.  The Sun Giant has just enough room to fit
    inside the factory when positioned correctly.  The PartsH D, when placed in
    the correct position will not be at the very top and center of the circle,
    this is the upper limit of the factory floor.  The raised platform with the
    ramp at the bottom of the circle is the lower limit of the factory floor.
    
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    |                               --------                                  |
    |                               |  HD  |                                  |
    |                               |      |                                  |
    |                     --------  --------  --------                        |
    |                     |      |------------|      |                        |
    |                     | HGR  ||          ||  HGL |                        |
    |                     |      | \   CT   / |      |                        |
    |                     --------  |      |  --------                        |
    |                       ----    |      |    ----                          |
    |       Parts HGR2 ---> |  |    --------    |  | <--- Parts HGL2          |
    |                       |  |   ----------   |  |                          |
    |                       ----   |   WT   |   ----                          |
    |                      ------  |        |  ------                         |
    |                      |    |  ----------  |    |                         |
    |        Parts AMR --> |    |  ----  ----  |    | <-- Parts AML           |
    |                      |    |  |  |  |  |  |    |                         |
    |                      ------  |  |  |  |  ------                         |
    |        Parts TIR ----------> |  |  |  | <---------- Parts TIL           |
    |                              ----  ----                                 |
    |                             ------------                                |
    |                             |    ||    |                                |
    |        Parts FTR ---------> |    ||    | <--------- Parts FTL           |
    |                             |    ||    |                                |
    |    -----------              |    ||    |                                |
    |    | Lookout |              |    ||    |                                |
    |    |  Tower  |              ------------                                |
    |    |         |            |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|________                      |
    |    -----------            |   Platform   |  Ramp  |                     |
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    
    
    ============
    PARTS HD
    ============
    Items needed:
    - Crown
    - Eye
    
    How to build it: It should be placed at the end of the factory opposite the
    high platform on the south end of the factory and should be oriented so the
    neck is down towards the platform.
    
    Rewards: After a short cinema sequence with Osmond and Toan on the head of
    the Sun Giant you will receive the Admission Ticket that will allow you to
    enter contest at the Coliseum.
    
    
    ============
    PARTS CT
    ============
    Items needed:
    - Scale
    - Crest Armor
    - Sun Sphere
    
    How to build it: Place this directly below the head of the Sun Giant.
    
    Rewards: You will only be able to rebuild the chest of the Sun Gient when
    you have won the contest at the Coliseum.  This will complete the Sun Giant
    and enable you to travel to Dark Heaven Castle.
    
    
    ============
    PARTS WT
    ============
    Items needed:
    - Buffalo's Horn
    - Skirt
    - Skull
    
    How to build it: Place this directly below the waist of the Sun Giant.
    
    Rewards: None
    
    
    ============
    PARTS HGR
    ============
    Items needed:
    - Eagle Head
    - Eagle Feather
    - Big Urn
    - Amuleo
    
    How to build it: Place this directly beside the chest of the Sun Giant.
    This should be placed on the Sun Giant's right side.
    
    Rewards: A very short cinema sequence that shows Amuleo surveying the floor
    of the Moon Factory.  Afterwards he will be on the floor of the factory.
    
    
    ============
    PARTS HGL
    ============
    Items needed:
    - Big Urn
    - Eagle Feather
    - Eagle Head
    - Gotch
    
    How to build it: Place this directly beside the chest of the Sun Giant.
    This should be placed on the Sun Giant's left side.
    
    Rewards: Another short cinema sequence that shows Gotch trying to leave the
    project but Osmond talks him into staying.
    
    
    ============
    PARTS HGR2
    ============
    Items needed:
    - Urn
    
    How to build it: Place this directly below the Parts HGR of the Sun Giant.
    
    Rewards: None
    
    
    ============
    PARTS HGL2
    ============
    Items needed:
    - Urn
    
    How to build it: Place this directly below the Parts HGL of the Sun Giant.
    
    Rewards: None
    
    
    ============
    PARTS AMR
    ============
    Items needed:
    - Ammonite
    - Twisted Horn
    - Elephant Emblem
    - Mammoth Tusk
    - Finger
    
    How to build it: Place this directly below the Parts HGR2 of the Sun Giant.
    
    Rewards: None
    
    
    ============
    PARTS AML
    ============
    Items needed:
    - Ammonite
    - Twisted Horn
    - Elephant Emblem
    - Mammoth Tusk
    - Finger
    
    How to build it: Place this directly below the Parts HGL2 of the Sun Giant.
    
    Rewards: None
    
    
    ============
    PARTS TIR
    ============
    Items needed:
    - Urn
    - Tomahon
    
    How to build it: Place this directly below the waist of the Sun Giant.  This
    should be arranged so that it is on the right side of the Sun Giant, forming
    the thigh area of the right leg.
    
    Rewards: A cinema sequence between Tomahon and Osmond where they discuss why
    the Sun Giant fell apart the first time and why it is important to acquire
    the Sun Sphere at the Coliseum.
    
    
    ============
    PARTS TIL
    ============
    Items needed:
    - Urn
    - Boon
    
    How to build it: Place this directly below the waist of the Sun Giant.  This
    should be arranged so that it is on the left side of the Sun Giant, forming
    the thigh area of the left leg.
    
    Rewards: A cinema sequence where Boon tries to run away but Osmond convinces
    him that it would be better to stick around.
    
    
    ============
    PARTS FTR
    ============
    Items needed:
    - Nail
    - Big Urn
    - Turtle Shell
    - Spine of Shell
    
    How to build it: Place this directly below the Parts TIR of the Sun Giant.
    
    Rewards: None
    
    
    ============
    PARTS FTL
    ============
    Items needed:
    - Nail
    - Big Urn
    - Turtle Shell
    - Spine of Shell
    
    How to build it: Place this directly below the Parts TIL of the Sun Giant.
    
    Rewards: None
    
    
    ============
    LOOKOUT
    ============
    Items needed:
    - Second Floor
    - Ladder
    - Ladder
    
    How to build it: This can be placed to the right or left of the Sun Giant.
    There are only two spots this can be placed when the Sun Giant has been
    correctly assembled.
    
    Rewards: None
    
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                    GALLERY OF TIME
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    There isn't really a georama in the Gallery of Time.  You will be collecting
    Atla in the final dungeon but they merely represent fragments of memory left
    inside the gallery by Seda.  I'll list the pieces required for each of the
    fragments below as well as a very brief summary of the cinema scene you can
    view when you have reassembled the various memories.  You can assemble and
    view these memories using the Georama menu option inside the Gallery of Time
    itself or in the main hall of Dark Heaven Castle.
    
    
    =============
    CROWNING DAY
    =============
    Items needed:
    - Bed
    - Father
    - Crown
    
    Event: A scene showing how Seda became King when his father died.
    
    
    ======================
    NIGHT OF THE CEREMONY
    ======================
    Items needed:
    - Moon
    - Castle
    - Torch
    - Crown
    - Sophia
    
    Event: A scene showing Seda's crowning day when he first saw Sophia.
    
    
    =====================
    REUNION IN THE STORM
    =====================
    Items needed:
    - Bed
    - Minister
    - Sophia
    - Buggy
    
    Event: A scene showing that Seda is consumed by thoughts of Sophia when the
    Minister comes to inform him the princess of a neighboring kingdom has gone
    missing in the storm.  Seda is reunited with Sophia an hour later.
    
    
    ===============
    FIRST CAMPAIGN
    ===============
    Items needed:
    - Horserider
    - Sword
    - Wizard
    - Father
    - Crown
    
    Event: A scene showing Seda going to battle for the first time and wondering
    if this is what war is like.  Then he hears his father's voice telling him
    that it is his duty to defend the kingdom.
    
    
    ===================
    MENACE OF THE WEST
    ===================
    Items needed:
    - Wizard
    - Broken Sword
    - Horserider
    - Castle
    - Sophia
    
    Event: The war with the west is going badly and their wizard seems to be too
    powerful to be stopped.  Seda is determined to hold them off and keep them
    from invading the castle and reaching Sophia.
    
    
    =========
    THE DEAL
    =========
    Items needed:
    - Fort
    - Broken Sword
    - Black Robed Man
    - Bloody Agreement
    
    Event: A scene showing Seda resting after his army's latest defeat. A man in
    a black robe approaches him and offers him the power to defeat the armies of
    the west.
    
    
    ===========
    DARK POWER
    ===========
    Items needed:
    - Black Blood
    - Light
    - Wizard
    - Castle
    - Sophia
    
    Event: As Seda uses the power he got from the black robed man and light from
    his hands destroys the armies of the west.  He wonders if this is Dark Power
    and then vows to never let his enemies harm Sophia.
    
    
    =============
    THE ASSASSIN
    =============
    Items needed:
    - Castle
    - Wine
    - Moon
    - Sophia
    - Door
    - Assassin
    
    Event: A scene showing Seda returning to his castle after the battle.  Then
    Sophia comes to visit him, but is it really her or an assassin sent to take
    Seda's life...?
    
    
    ==================
    MUST BE PROTECTED
    ==================
    Items needed:
    - Sophia
    - Knife
    - Bloody Dress
    
    Event: A scene showing Sophia getting killed as she protects Seda from the
    assasin's blade.  Seda wonders who he will fight to protect now.
    
    
    ===================
    BIRTH OF THE DEMON
    ===================
    Items needed:
    - Castle
    - Dark Cloud
    - Black Blood
    
    Event: A scene showing the birth of the Dark Genie from the black blood in
    Seda and the negative emotions that consume him after Sophia's death.
    
    
    ============
    THINGS LOST
    ============
    Items needed:
    - Ruined Castle
    - Grave
    - Broken Sword
    
    Event: A scene showing Seda thinking about the things he has lost and he
    realizes that not only has he lost his kingdom and Sophia, he also lost
    something more important, he lost himself.
    
    
    ==========
    DEPARTURE
    ==========
    Items needed:
    - Sandglass
    - Prophet
    - Sword
    - Book of Curses
    
    Event: A scene showing Seda using the forbidden magic to open the portal to
    the future, determined to stop the Dark Genie even if it means scarring the
    world itself.
    
    
    
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     | |    | |                                                           | |
     | |    | |          05.   A L L  T H I N G S  W E A P O N S          | |
     | |____| |___________________________________________________________| |___
    /___________________________________________________________________________\
    
    
    
    A fighter is only as good as his weapon, or something. You will need weapons
    to battle those hostile savages skulking in dungeons. They can be either
    extremely tough or ridiculously easy. Dark Cloud features an intricate weapon
    system pulled out of Vagrant Story (this game took a lot of elements from
    other games huh?). You don't just go to a store and by weapons like you would
    in most RPGs, you laggard. This system lets you customize your weapons, as
    well as develop them into much more lethal weapons.
    
    To maintain your weapons, you must never ever let them break. That's one very
    good reason to have plenty of Repair Powder in stock. The only way to forge
    powerful weapons is to let them "mature". When the time comes, you can choose
    to upgrade it. However, just a routine of slashing and hacking isn't going to
    bring your weapon's strength and endurance very far. To make it absolutely
    strong, attach various stones to it to maybe even let it evolve into a rare
    and valuable weapon that can probably outstrip others. You'd like that right?
    
    Know your weapon. By now you should know that your weapon is your new best
    friend. Don't leave home without it. But even if you have a weapon, is it
    strong enough to vanquish evil from the face of the earth? Not if it is weak
    and stodgy. First, you've got to consider its typical characteristics:
    
    ATTACK (AT)     - the attack power of the weapon
    ENDURANCE (ED)  - higher endurance = longevity of weapon
    SPEED (SP)      - higher speed = able to deliver more combos
    MAGIC (MP)      - higher MP = the greater advantage of the elemental and
                      attribute aspects
    
    You might want to use items that can definitely boost those stats up to be
    the cream of the crop around these parts. Next, there are those elemental
    attributes:
    
    Monster – COUNTER       Wind        - THUNDER    Tip: Use the attributes in
    Fire    - ICE           Evil/Undead – HOLY            CAPS against each of
    Ice     - FIRE          Thunder     - WIND            the six different ones.
    
    Then there are monster categories: Beast, Dino, Metal, Plant, Sea, Sky, Mage,
    Stone, Undead, and Mimic. So theoretically, if you have something that can
    overpower each one of those gits, the more damage you can deal to them. This
    is true isn't it? You can count on meeting all these types of monsters as you
    play through Dark Cloud, so be prepared.
    
    
    -+- WHERE IN THE WORLD DO I GET THESE ATTACHMENTS?
    Usually, you'd find them in dungeons as you explore it, or monsters you will
    have defeated should drop them on occasion. Actually, if you use a special
    item on a monster and defeat it, it will almost always drop an item that can
    be used as an attachment. You can also find nice attachments as compensations
    from grateful villagers. Play the fishing game and accumalate points to trade
    in for decent items.
    
    TIP OF THE DAY: Performing Status Break on old, redundant weapons will net
    your fairly valuable attachments to add to new weapons. Recycle. Reduce.
    Reuse. If you develop weapons properly, it may come to be an unattainable,
    fantastic, super-strong weapon.
    
    
                             -+- Weapon Statistics -+-
    
    
    The known weapons for each of the characters in the game.  Maximum stats for
    the Ultimate Weapons are included when they are known.  Other weapons have
    their base statistics listed which should indicate what is needed to upgrade
    another weapon into those more advanced forms.  These base statistics are
    based on the weapons I have found inside chests or that I have built up.
    
    Weapons marked by an astericks(*) indicate the stats for this weapon have
    been approximated based on what stats were needed to build up to this weapon
    from another sword.  If you find that you are building up a weapon to acquire
    the Choora but find that you have a 0 Thunder and it isn't shown in red when
    you check the build up screen then most likely the 10 Thunder listed for the
    Choora is a carry-over stat from the sword that was being built up.
    
    
                                 ##########
                                    TOAN
                                 ##########
    
                         --== ULTIMATE WEAPONS ==--
                               Maximum Stats
    
             ===================================================
             |   Chronicle 2 Sword       |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   99   |   Fi  99   |   Dr  99   Be  99   |
             |   AT   350   |   Ic  99   |   Un  99   Sk  99   |
             |   EN    99   |   Th  99   |   Ma  99   Me  99   |
             |   SP    99   |   Wi  99   |   Ro  99   Mi  99   |
             |   MG   200   |   Ho  99   |   Pl  99   Mg  99   |
             ===================================================
    
    
             ===================================================
             |   Chronicle 2                                   |
             ===================================================
             |   AT   350                                      |
             |   MG   200                                      |
             ===================================================
             |   Chronicle Sword                               |
             ===================================================
             |   AT   260                                      |
             |   MG   150                                      |
             ===================================================
             |   Arise Mardan                                  |
             ===================================================
             |   AT   250                                      |
             |   MG   120                                      |
             ===================================================
             |   7th Heaven                                    |
             ===================================================
             |   AT   240                                      |
             |   MG   110                                      |
             ===================================================
             |   Sword of Zeus                                 |
             ===================================================
             |   AT   199                                      |
             |   MG   176                                      |
             ===================================================
    
                         --== ULTIMATE WEAPONS ==--
                               Required Stats
    
    
             ===================================================
             |   Chronicle 2             |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   Can only be acquired in the Demon Shaft by    |
             |   defeating the boss on Level 100.              |
             ===================================================
             |   *Chronicle Sword        |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP  N/A   |   Fi  60   |   Dr  60   Be  60   |
             |   AT   122   |   Ic  60   |   Un  60   Sk  60   |
             |   EN    99   |   Th  90   |   Ma  60   Me  60   |
             |   SP    99   |   Wi  60   |   Ro  60   Mi  60   |
             |   MG   100   |   Ho  90   |   Pl  60   Mg  60   |
             ===================================================
             |   Arise Mardan            |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   Mardan Twei can be built up into the Arise    |
             |   Mardan after catching 35 Mardan Garayan.      |
             ===================================================
             |   7th Heaven              |    Stats Pending    |
             ===================================================
             |   Sword of Zeus           |    Stats Pending    |
             ===================================================
    
                         --== TIER FIVE WEAPONS ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   *Atlamillia Sword       |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP  N/A   |   Fi  30   |   Dr  30   Be  50   |
             |   AT    70   |   Ic  40   |   Un  25   Sk  30   |
             |   EN    80   |   Th  30   |   Ma  20   Me  60   |
             |   SP    75   |   Wi  40   |   Ro  43   Mi  60   |
             |   MG    60   |   Ho  20   |   Pl  30   Mg  35   |
             ===================================================
             |   Mardan Twei             |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   Mardan Eins can be built up into the Mardan   |
             |   Twei after catching 20 Mardan Garayan.        |
             ===================================================
             |   Dark Cloud              |    Stats Pending    |
             ===================================================
             |   Big Bang                |    Stats Pending    |
             ===================================================
    
                         --== TIER FOUR WEAPONS ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   Brave Ark               |    Stats Pending    |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   83   |   Fi  36   |   Dr  45   Be  74   |
             |   AT    77   |   Ic  20   |   Un  62   Sk  71   |
             |   EN    99   |   Th  25   |   Ma  36   Me  40   |
             |   SP    99   |   Wi  32   |   Ro  43   Mi  23   |
             |   MG    45   |   Ho  40   |   Pl  63   Mg  33   |
             ===================================================
             |   *Heaven's Cloud         |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP  N/A   |   Fi  10   |   Dr  30   Be  30   |
             |   AT    66   |   Ic  30   |   Un  40   Sk  30   |
             |   EN    53   |   Th  40   |   Ma   0   Me  40   |
             |   SP    83   |   Wi  40   |   Ro   0   Mi  10   |
             |   MG    40   |   Ho  20   |   Pl   0   Mg  20   |
             ===================================================
             |   *Drainseeker            |        Drain        |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP  N/A   |   Fi  30   |   Dr   0   Be  39   |
             |   AT    53   |   Ic  30   |   Un  10   Sk  26   |
             |   EN    86   |   Th  44   |   Ma  10   Me  10   |
             |   SP    99   |   Wi  30   |   Ro  35   Mi  10   |
             |   MG    64   |   Ho  10   |   Pl  10   Mg  12   |
             ===================================================
             |   *Aga's Sword            |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP  N/A   |   Fi  10   |   Dr  20   Be  32   |
             |   AT    60   |   Ic   0   |   Un  25   Sk  20   |
             |   EN    52   |   Th   0   |   Ma  20   Me  20   |
             |   SP    50   |   Wi   0   |   Ro  23   Mi  35   |
             |   MG    37   |   Ho  10   |   Pl  25   Mg  20   |
             ===================================================
             |   *Lamb's Sword           |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP  N/A   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be  35   |
             |   AT    45   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk  35   |
             |   EN    48   |   Th  20   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    70   |   Wi  16   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    20   |   Ho  20   |   Pl  30   Mg  12   |
             ===================================================
             |   *Maneater               |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP  N/A   |   Fi  10   |   Dr  10   Be  30   |
             |   AT    55   |   Ic  10   |   Un  10   Sk  10   |
             |   EN    44   |   Th  10   |   Ma   0   Me  10   |
             |   SP    80   |   Wi  10   |   Ro  10   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    55   |   Ho  10   |   Pl  10   Mg  60   |
             ===================================================
             |   7 Branch Sword          |    Stats Pending    |
             ===================================================
             |   Crosshinder             |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   50   |   Fi  10   |   Dr  30   Be   0   |
             |   AT    68   |   Ic  10   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    40   |   Th  10   |   Ma   0   Me  15   |
             |   SP    60   |   Wi   0   |   Ro  35   Mi  20   |
             |   MG    21   |   Ho  30   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
             |   Sun Sword               |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   50   |   Fi  30   |   Dr  30   Be   0   |
             |   AT    50   |   Ic   0   |   Un  30   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    40   |   Th  35   |   Ma   0   Me  15   |
             |   SP    60   |   Wi   0   |   Ro  30   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    30   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg  15   |
             ===================================================
             |   Mardan Eins             |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   58   |   Fi   5   |   Dr  10   Be   0   |
             |   AT    50   |   Ic   5   |   Un   8   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    50   |   Th   5   |   Ma  10   Me   0   |
             |   SP    50   |   Wi   5   |   Ro  10   Mi  10   |
             |   MG    50   |   Ho   5   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
    
                        --== TIER THREE WEAPONS ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   *Antique Sword          |        Stop         |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP  N/A   |   Fi   6   |   Dr  20   Be   8   |
             |   AT    37   |   Ic  10   |   Un   8   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    40   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me  10   |
             |   SP    70   |   Wi  10   |   Ro  10   Mi  10   |
             |   MG    25   |   Ho  20   |   Pl   0   Mg   8   |
             ===================================================
             |   *Choora                 |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP  N/A   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be  10   |
             |   AT    41   |   Ic  10   |   Un  10   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    44   |   Th  10   |   Ma   0   Me  10   |
             |   SP    56   |   Wi   0   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    29   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg  21   |
             ===================================================
             |   *Dusack                 |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP  N/A   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be  10   |
             |   AT    41   |   Ic  20   |   Un  10   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    40   |   Th  10   |   Ma   0   Me  10   |
             |   SP    58   |   Wi  20   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    29   |   Ho  20   |   Pl   0   Mg  10   |
             ===================================================
             |   Tsukikage               |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   40   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   8   |
             |   AT    40   |   Ic  10   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    20   |   Th  20   |   Ma   0   Me  20   |
             |   SP    70   |   Wi  10   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    34   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   8   |
             ===================================================
             |   *Evilcise               |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP  N/A   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be  10   |
             |   AT    45   |   Ic  20   |   Un  10   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    48   |   Th  10   |   Ma   0   Me  10   |
             |   SP    80   |   Wi   0   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    38   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg  10   |
             ===================================================
             |   Macho Sword             |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   53   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be  12   |
             |   AT    43   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    52   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    50   |   Wi   0   |   Ro  12   Mi  35   |
             |   MG    20   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
             |   Wise Owl Sword          |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   50   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be  12   |
             |   AT    30   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    22   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    70   |   Wi  16   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    12   |   Ho   0   |   Pl  12   Mg  12   |
             ===================================================
             |   Claymore                |    Stats Pending    |
             ===================================================
    
                         --== TIER TWO WEAPONS ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   Sandbreaker             |       Thirst        |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   40   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   8   |
             |   AT    28   |   Ic  10   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    20   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me  10   |
             |   SP    70   |   Wi  10   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    14   |   Ho  12   |   Pl   0   Mg   8   |
             ===================================================
             |   Sax                     |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   57   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    26   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    40   |   Th  10   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    50   |   Wi   0   |   Ro   0   Mi  10   |
             |   MG    15   |   Ho   0   |   Pl  10   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
             |   Shamshir                |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   32   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    20   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk  10   |
             |   EN    30   |   Th   8   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    70   |   Wi   0   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG     6   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   4   |
             ===================================================
             |   Chopper                 |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   57   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be  10   |
             |   AT    30   |   Ic   0   |   Un  10   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    40   |   Th  10   |   Ma   0   Me  10   |
             |   SP    50   |   Wi   0   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    15   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg  10   |
             ===================================================
             |   Small Sword             |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   30   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    20   |   Ic   8   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    33   |   Th  10   |   Ma  33   Me   0   |
             |   SP    80   |   Wi  10   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    36   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
             |   Serpent Sword           |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   45   |   Fi   0   |   Dr  21   Be  24   |
             |   AT    22   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk  23   |
             |   EN    48   |   Th  14   |   Ma  12   Me   0   |
             |   SP    60   |   Wi  12   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG     8   |   Ho   0   |   Pl  21   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
             |   Bone Rapier             |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   30   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    15   |   Ic   5   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    20   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    80   |   Wi   0   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    30   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
             |   Buster Sword            |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   57   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be  10   |
             |   AT    24   |   Ic   0   |   Un  10   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    40   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me  10   |
             |   SP    50   |   Wi   0   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG     0   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg  10   |
             ===================================================
    
                         --== TIER ONE WEAPONS ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   CrysKnife               |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   55   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   5   |
             |   AT    12   |   Ic   0   |   Un   5   Sk   5   |
             |   EN    25   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    70   |   Wi   0   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG     8   |   Ho   8   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
             |   Baselard                |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   40   |   Fi   6   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT     8   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk  10   |
             |   EN    20   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    60   |   Wi   0   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG     4   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
             |   Kitchen Knife           |       Quench        |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   30   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT     5   |   Ic   8   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    22   |   Th   0   |   Ma  33   Me   0   |
             |   SP    80   |   Wi   0   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG     0   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
             |   Gladius                 |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   45   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    10   |   Ic   0   |   Un  15   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    32   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    60   |   Wi   0   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG     6   |   Ho   5   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
    
                             --== BASE WEAPON ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   Dagger                  |   Cannot Build Up   |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   48   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   4   |
             |   AT     6   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    30   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    70   |   Wi   4   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG     2   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
    
    
                                 ##########
                                    XIAO
                                 ##########
    
                         --== ULTIMATE WEAPONS ==--
                               Maximum Stats
    
             ===================================================
             |   Angel Gear                                    |
             ===================================================
             |   AT   256                                      |
             |   MG   103                                      |
             ===================================================
             |   Angel Shooter                                 |
             ===================================================
             |   AT   182                                      |
             |   MG    99                                      |
             ===================================================
             |   Super Steve                                   |
             ===================================================
             |   AT   130                                      |
             |   MG    80                                      |
             ===================================================
    
                         --== ULTIMATE WEAPONS ==--
                               Required Stats
    
             ===================================================
             |   Angel Gear              |    Stats Pending    |
             ===================================================
             |   Angel Shooter           |    Stats Pending    |
             ===================================================
             |   Super Steve             |    Stats Pending    |
             ===================================================
    
                         --== TIER FOUR WEAPONS ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   Divine Beast Title      |    Stats Pending    |
             ===================================================
             |   Steve                   |       Durable       |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   50   |   Fi  11   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    16   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    48   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    50   |   Wi   0   |   Ro  30   Mi  20   |
             |   MG     0   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
    
                        --== TIER THREE WEAPONS ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   Double Impact           |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   45   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    40   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk  12   |
             |   EN    50   |   Th   0   |   Ma   8   Me   0   |
             |   SP    60   |   Wi   0   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG     0   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg  12   |
             ===================================================
             |   Matador                 |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   45   |   Fi  30   |   Dr  30   Be   0   |
             |   AT    42   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk  12   |
             |   EN    50   |   Th  10   |   Ma   8   Me   0   |
             |   SP    60   |   Wi   0   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG     0   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg  30   |
             ===================================================
             |   Dragon Y                |    Stats Pending    |
             ===================================================
    
                         --== TIER TWO WEAPONS ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   Hardshooter             |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   50   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   5   Be   5   |
             |   AT    35   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk  12   |
             |   EN    50   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me  20   |
             |   SP    70   |   Wi   0   |   Ro  20   Mi   0   |
             |   MG     0   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
             |   Flamingo                |    Stats Pending    |
             ===================================================
             |   Bandit Slingshot        |        Steal        |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   45   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    30   |   Ic   0   |   Un   5   Sk  12   |
             |   EN    38   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    48   |   Wi  12   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG     0   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   5   |
             ===================================================
    
                         --== TIER ONE WEAPONS ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   Steel Slingshot         |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   48   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    14   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk   5   |
             |   EN    40   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   5   |
             |   SP    43   |   Wi   0   |   Ro   5   Mi   0   |
             |   MG     0   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
             |   Bone Slingshot          |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   40   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT     8   |   Ic   0   |   Un  12   Sk   5   |
             |   EN    20   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    58   |   Wi   0   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG     0   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
    
                             --== BASE WEAPON ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   Wooden Slingshot        |   Cannot Build Up   |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   48   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT     4   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk   8   |
             |   EN    40   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    40   |   Wi   0   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG     0   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
    
    
                                 ##########
                                    GORO
                                 ##########
    
                         --== ULTIMATE WEAPONS ==--
                               Maximum Stats
    
             ===================================================
             |   Inferno                                       |
             ===================================================
             |   AT   350                                      |
             |   MG   300                                      |
             ===================================================
             |   Tall Hammer                                   |
             ===================================================
             |   AT   260                                      |
             |   MG   200                                      |
             ===================================================
    
                         --== ULTIMATE WEAPONS ==--
                               Required Stats
    
             ===================================================
             |   Inferno                 |    Stats Pending    |
             ===================================================
             |   Tall Hammer             |    Stats Pending    |
             ===================================================
    
                         --== TIER FOUR WEAPONS ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   Satan's Ax              |    Stats Pending    |
             ===================================================
             |   Gaia Hammer             |    Stats Pending    |
             ===================================================
             |   Last Judgement          |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   65   |   Fi  10   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    99   |   Ic  10   |   Un  45   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    45   |   Th  10   |   Ma   0   Me  20   |
             |   SP    48   |   Wi  10   |   Ro   0   Mi  25   |
             |   MG    55   |   Ho  10   |   Pl   0   Mg  20   |
             ===================================================
    
                        --== TIER THREE WEAPONS ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   Battle Ax               |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   55   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    65   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    45   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    45   |   Wi   0   |   Ro  15   Mi  30   |
             |   MG     0   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg  30   |
             ===================================================
             |   Magical Hammer          |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   55   |   Fi  30   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    62   |   Ic  20   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    34   |   Th  15   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    45   |   Wi   5   |   Ro   5   Mi  18   |
             |   MG    25   |   Ho  30   |   Pl   0   Mg  20   |
             ===================================================
             |   Trial Hammer            |     Poor/Abs Up     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   67   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    24   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    10   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    47   |   Wi   0   |   Ro  20   Mi  20   |
             |   MG    25   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
             |   Big Bucks Hammer        |      Big Bucks      |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   55   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    40   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    35   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    30   |   Wi   0   |   Ro   0   Mi  15   |
             |   MG    14   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
    
                         --== TIER TWO WEAPONS ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   Turtle Shell            |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   55   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    36   |   Ic  30   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    40   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    45   |   Wi   0   |   Ro   0   Mi  18   |
             |   MG     0   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
             |   Plate Hammer            |    Stats Pending    |
             ===================================================
    
                         --== TIER ONE WEAPONS ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   Steel Hammer            |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   50   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    25   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    40   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me  10   |
             |   SP    20   |   Wi   0   |   Ro  12   Mi  10   |
             |   MG     0   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
             |   Frozen Tuna             |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   80   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    22   |   Ic  20   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    20   |   Th   0   |   Ma  18   Me   0   |
             |   SP    40   |   Wi   0   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    10   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
    
                             --== BASE WEAPON ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   Mallet                  |   Cannot Build Up   |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   41   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    20   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    30   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    30   |   Wi   0   |   Ro   5   Mi  15   |
             |   MG     0   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
    
    
                                 ##########
                                    RUBY
                                 ##########
    
                         --== ULTIMATE WEAPONS ==--
                               Maximum Stats
    
             ===================================================
             |   Secret Armlet                                 |
             ===================================================
             |   AT   155                                      |
             |   MG   300                                      |
             ===================================================
             |   Mobius Ring                                   |
             ===================================================
             |   AT    99                                      |
             |   MG   250                                      |
             ===================================================
    
                         --== ULTIMATE WEAPONS ==--
                               Required Stats
    
             ===================================================
             |   Secret Armlet           |    Stats Pending    |
             ===================================================
             |   Mobius Ring             |    Stats Pending    |
             ===================================================
    
                         --== TIER FOUR WEAPONS ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   Athena's Armlet         |    Stats Pending    |
             ===================================================
             |   Destruction Ring        |    Stats Pending    |
             ===================================================
    
                        --== TIER THREE WEAPONS ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   Goddess Ring            |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   62   |   Fi  10   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    38   |   Ic  10   |   Un  30   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    40   |   Th  26   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    58   |   Wi  10   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    60   |   Ho  55   |   Pl   0   Mg  30   |
             ===================================================
             |   Satan's Ring            |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   70   |   Fi  55   |   Dr  30   Be   0   |
             |   AT    40   |   Ic  25   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    40   |   Th  18   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    44   |   Wi  18   |   Ro   0   Mi  30   |
             |   MG    60   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
             |   Fairy's Ring            |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   64   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    35   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    40   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    69   |   Wi  15   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    65   |   Ho  20   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
    
                         --== TIER TWO WEAPONS ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   Crystal Ring            |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   53   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    38   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    40   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    64   |   Wi   0   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    55   |   Ho  20   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
             |   Pocklekul               |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   50   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    35   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    40   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    69   |   Wi  10   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    55   |   Ho  10   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
    
                         --== TIER ONE WEAPONS ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   Bandit's Ring           |        Steal        |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   45   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    12   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    44   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    67   |   Wi  18   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    25   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
             |   Thorn Armlet            |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   67   |   Fi  15   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    50   |   Ic  10   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    40   |   Th  10   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    65   |   Wi  10   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    35   |   Ho  10   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
             |   Platinum Ring           |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   55   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    17   |   Ic  20   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    40   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    66   |   Wi   0   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    40   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
    
                             --== BASE WEAPON ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   Gold Ring               |   Cannot Build Up   |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   45   |   Fi  15   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    10   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    40   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    65   |   Wi   0   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    20   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
    
    
                                 ##########
                                   UNGAGA
                                 ##########
    
                         --== ULTIMATE WEAPONS ==--
                               Maximum Stats
    
             ===================================================
             |   Babel's Spear                                 |
             ===================================================
             |   AT   321                                      |
             |   MG    80                                      |
             ===================================================
             |   Hercules' Wrath                               |
             ===================================================
             |   AT   256                                      |
             |   MG    50                                      |
             ===================================================
    
                         --== ULTIMATE WEAPONS ==--
                               Required Stats
    
             ===================================================
             |   *Babel's Spear          |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP  N/A   |   Fi  45   |   Dr  56   Be  36   |
             |   AT   212   |   Ic  20   |   Un  56   Sk  36   |
             |   EN    99   |   Th  90   |   Ma  26   Me  46   |
             |   SP    99   |   Wi  36   |   Ro  39   Mi  48   |
             |   MG    55   |   Ho  40   |   Pl  30   Mg  38   |
             ===================================================
             |   *Hercules' Wrath        |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP  N/A   |   Fi  45   |   Dr  26   Be  46   |
             |   AT   113   |   Ic   0   |   Un  26   Sk  26   |
             |   EN    79   |   Th  30   |   Ma  26   Me  26   |
             |   SP    99   |   Wi  36   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    20   |   Ho  60   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
    
                         --== TIER FOUR WEAPONS ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   Terra Sword             |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   74   |   Fi  30   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT   120   |   Ic  20   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    50   |   Th  30   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    75   |   Wi  30   |   Ro  16   Mi  16   |
             |   MG    22   |   Ho   2   |   Pl  16   Mg  16   |
             ===================================================
             |   Mirage                  |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   72   |   Fi  45   |   Dr  16   Be  16   |
             |   AT    63   |   Ic   0   |   Un  16   Sk  16   |
             |   EN    45   |   Th   0   |   Ma  16   Me  16   |
             |   SP    77   |   Wi  20   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    10   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
    
                        --== TIER THREE WEAPONS ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   Cactus                  |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   60   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    70   |   Ic  35   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    45   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    90   |   Wi  35   |   Ro   8   Mi   8   |
             |   MG     0   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   8   Mg   8   |
             ===================================================
             |   Scorpion                |       Poison        |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   58   |   Fi  10   |   Dr  12   Be   8   |
             |   AT    50   |   Ic   0   |   Un   8   Sk   8   |
             |   EN    35   |   Th   0   |   Ma   8   Me  12   |
             |   SP    78   |   Wi  21   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG     0   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
    
                         --== TIER TWO WEAPONS ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   Desanga                 |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   52   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    46   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    35   |   Th  25   |   Ma  25   Me   0   |
             |   SP    74   |   Wi  17   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG     0   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   8   |
             ===================================================
             |   Partisan                |    Stats Pending    |
             ===================================================
             |   5 Foot Nail             |      Critical       |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP  N/A   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    40   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    45   |   Th  10   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    90   |   Wi  18   |   Ro   8   Mi   8   |
             |   MG     0   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   5   Mg   5   |
             ===================================================
             |   Halberd                 |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   52   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   8   |
             |   AT    44   |   Ic  10   |   Un   0   Sk   5   |
             |   EN    28   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   8   |
             |   SP    75   |   Wi  15   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG     0   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
    
                         --== TIER ONE WEAPONS ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   Javelin                 |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   52   |   Fi   8   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    38   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    25   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    70   |   Wi  12   |   Ro   5   Mi   0   |
             |   MG     0   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   8   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
    
                             --== BASE WEAPON ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   Fighting Stick          |   Cannot Build Up   |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   48   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    35   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    20   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    65   |   Wi   5   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG     0   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
    
    
                                 ##########
                                   OSMOND
                                 ##########
    
                         --== ULTIMATE WEAPONS ==--
                               Maximum Stats
    
             ===================================================
             |   Supernova                                     |
             ===================================================
             |   AT   256                                      |
             |   MG   128                                      |
             ===================================================
             |   Star Breaker                                  |
             ===================================================
             |   AT   120                                      |
             |   MG    45                                      |
             ===================================================
    
                         --== ULTIMATE WEAPONS ==--
                               Required Stats
    
             ===================================================
             |   Supernova               |    Stats Pending    |
             ===================================================
             |   *Star Breaker           |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP  N/A   |   Fi   0   |   Dr  23   Be  23   |
             |   AT    70   |   Ic   0   |   Un  23   Sk  23   |
             |   EN    80   |   Th   0   |   Ma  23   Me  53   |
             |   SP    80   |   Wi   0   |   Ro  65   Mi  38   |
             |   MG    30   |   Ho   0   |   Pl  23   Mg  23   |
             ===================================================
    
                         --== TIER FOUR WEAPONS ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   *Hexa Blaster           |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP  N/A   |   Fi  45   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    64   |   Ic  45   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    63   |   Th  45   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    93   |   Wi  45   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    55   |   Ho  45   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
             |   G Crusher               |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   68   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   5   Be   5   |
             |   AT    50   |   Ic   0   |   Un   5   Sk   5   |
             |   EN    60   |   Th   0   |   Ma   5   Me  35   |
             |   SP    80   |   Wi   0   |   Ro  30   Mi  20   |
             |   MG    25   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   5   Mg   5   |
             ===================================================
    
                        --== TIER THREE WEAPONS ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   *Skunk                  |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP  N/A   |   Fi  25   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    51   |   Ic  25   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    61   |   Th  25   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    71   |   Wi  25   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    21   |   Ho  25   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
             |   Snail                   |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   45   |   Fi   5   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    34   |   Ic   5   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    50   |   Th   5   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    60   |   Wi   5   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    10   |   Ho   5   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
    
                         --== TIER TWO WEAPONS ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   *Swallow                |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP  N/A   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   8   Be   8   |
             |   AT    50   |   Ic   0   |   Un   8   Sk   8   |
             |   EN    62   |   Th   0   |   Ma   8   Me  13   |
             |   SP    80   |   Wi   0   |   Ro  18   Mi  13   |
             |   MG    20   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   8   Mg   8   |
             ===================================================
             |   Blessing Gun            |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   45   |   Fi  15   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    34   |   Ic  15   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    50   |   Th  15   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    60   |   Wi  15   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG    10   |   Ho  15   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
    
                         --== TIER ONE WEAPONS ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   Jackal                  |                     |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   58   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   3   Be   3   |
             |   AT    30   |   Ic   0   |   Un   3   Sk   3   |
             |   EN    35   |   Th   0   |   Ma   3   Me   3   |
             |   SP    65   |   Wi   0   |   Ro   3   Mi   3   |
             |   MG     8   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   3   Mg   3   |
             ===================================================
    
                             --== BASE WEAPON ==---
    
             ===================================================
             |   Machine Gun             |   Cannot Build Up   |
             ===================================================
             |   WHP   50   |   Fi   0   |   Dr   0   Be   0   |
             |   AT    22   |   Ic   0   |   Un   0   Sk   0   |
             |   EN    30   |   Th   0   |   Ma   0   Me   0   |
             |   SP    55   |   Wi   0   |   Ro   0   Mi   0   |
             |   MG     0   |   Ho   0   |   Pl   0   Mg   0   |
             ===================================================
    
    
                             -+- Weapon Evolutions -+-
    
    
    Basically, each weapon undergoes five or less evolutions. Naturally, as each
    Weapon goes through each stage, it should become more powerful. Depending on
    what you attach to it(be it gems and attachments), it may take on a different
    and a nicer form, not to mention easier to kick butt with.
    
    Sometimes you may find already evolved weapons in chests. With these prepared
    weapons, you can help evolve them even further into their final form. You can
    follow the original chart above for better comprehension. My only tip to you
    when developing your weapon power, you should find ALL of the Gems and other
    Attachments. I don't care how you do it; you don't need to tell me which body
    part you're willing to trade for gems, just get them.
    
    The tables below will list the evolution paths for each weapon and I'll try
    to put them in order from the slowest upgrade paths to the fastest.  I will
    also break off any redundant steps into a single line to save space, you'll
    see what I mean when you look at the lists.
    
    
     T  O  A  N
    ************
    Default Weapon: Dagger
    
    NOTE:  Weapons with astericks(*) around them can be evolved into another form
    and are included at the bottom of the weapon list due to lack of space and a
    desire to keep the table as eye pleasing and legible as possible.
    
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     BASE WEAPON      |                      EVOLUTION PATH                     |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Kitchen Knife    |     Chopper      |      Choora      | *Heaven's Cloud*  |
     Kitchen Knife    |     Chopper      |      Choora      |    *Maneater*     |
     Kitchen Knife    |     Chopper      |      Dusack      | *7 Branch Sword*  |
     Kitchen Knife    |     Chopper      |      Dusack      |   *Brave Ark*     |
     Kitchen Knife    |       Sax        |      Dusack      | *7 Branch Sword*  |
     Kitchen Knife    |       Sax        |      Dusack      |   *Brave Ark*     |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Baselard         |       Sax        |      Dusack      | *7 Branch Sword*  |
     Baselard         |       Sax        |      Dusack      |   *Brave Ark*     |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Gladius          |   Small Sword    |    Tsukikage     | *Heaven's Cloud*  |
     Gladius          |     Chopper      |      Choora      | *Heaven's Cloud*  |
     Gladius          |     Chopper      |      Choora      |    *Maneater*     |
     Gladius          |     Chopper      |      Dusack      | *7 Branch Sword*  |
     Gladius          |     Chopper      |      Dusack      |   *Brave Ark*     |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     CrysKnife        |   Small Sword    |    Tsukikage     | *Heaven's Cloud*  |
     CrysKnife        |   Sandbreaker    |  Antique Sword   |   *Brave Ark*     |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Bone Rapier      |     Evilcise     |  *Drainseeker*   |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Shamshir         |      Dusack      | *7 Branch Sword* |
     Shamshir         |      Dusack      |   *Brave Ark*    |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Serpent Sword    |     Evilcise     |  *Drainseeker*   |
     Serpent Sword    |    Tsukikage     | *Heaven's Cloud* |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Buster Sword     |     Claymore     |   Cross Hinder   |    *Big Bang*     |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Macho Sword      |   Aga's Sword    | Atlamillia Sword |  Chronicle Sword  |
     Macho Sword      |   Cross Hinder   |     Big Bang     |   Sword of Zeus   |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Wise Owl Sword   |   Lamb's Sword   | Atlamillia Sword |  Chronicle Sword  |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Maneater         | Atlamillia Sword |  Chronicle Sword |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     7 Branch Sword   | Atlamillia Sword |  Chronicle Sword |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Heaven's Cloud   |    Dark Cloud    |    7th Heaven    |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Brave Ark        |    Dark Cloud    |    7th Heaven    |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Drainseeker      |    Dark Cloud    |    7th Heaven    |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Sun Sword        |     Big Bang     |  Sword of Zeus   |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Big Bang         |  Sword of Zeus   |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Mardan Eins      |   Mardan Twei    |   Arise Mardan   |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    
    ===================================
    HINT:  Evolving the Chronicle Sword
    ===================================
    I've put together the quickest path from the Macho Sword to the Chronicle
    Sword without using any SynthSphere attachments.  Here is a list of the gems
    to attach to efficiently build up each weapon into the next best weapon.
    
    -= Macho Sword =-
    Diamond x6, Peridot x3, Ruby x2, Sapphire x1, Pearl x3
    
    -= Aga's Sword =-
    Garnet x1, Ruby x1, Aquamarine x1, Amethyst x3, Sapphire x3, Pearl x6
    
    -= Atlamillia Sword =-
    Garnet x3, Aquamarine x2, Sapphire x3, Peridot x6
    
    Using the gems outlined above you should be able to build up the Macho Sword
    after four upgrades but should take up one more level to infuse more gems in
    the sword, saving steps later on when building up the Atlamillia Sword.  The
    same applies to the Aga's Sword which will also be able to build up within
    four upgrades but should be taken up another level as well which will allow
    you to build up the Atlamillia Sword after the fifth upgrade, giving you the
    Chronicle Sword in fifteen total upgrades.
    
    
     X  I  A  O
    ************
    Default Weapon: Wooden SlingShot
    
    NOTE:  Weapons with astericks(*) around them can be evolved into another form
    and the rest of their evolution steps are included at the bottom of the table
    due to lack of space and a desire to keep the table as legible as possible.
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     BASE WEAPON      |                      EVOLUTION PATH                     |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Steel Slingshot  |   Hardshooter    |  Double Impact   | *Divine Beast T*  |
     Steel Slingshot  |   Hardshooter    |     Matador      | *Divine Beast T*  |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Bone Slingshot   |     Flamingo     |     Dragon Y     | *Divine Beast T*  |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Bandit Slingshot |   Hardshooter    |  Double Impact   | *Divine Beast T*  |
     Bandit Slingshot |   Hardshooter    |     Matador      | *Divine Beast T*  |
     Bandit Slingshot |  Double Impact   | *Divine Beast T* |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Steve            |   Super Steve    |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Divine Beast T   |  Angel Shooter   |    Angel Gear    |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    
     G  O  R  O
    ************
    Default Weapon: Mallet
    
    NOTE:  Weapons with astericks(*) around them can be evolved into another form
    and the rest of their evolution steps are included at the bottom of the table
    due to lack of space and a desire to keep the table as legible as possible.
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     BASE WEAPON      |                      EVOLUTION PATH                     |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Steel Hammer     |   Plate Hammer   |  Magical Hammer  |   *Gaia Hammer*   |
     Steel Hammer     |   Plate Hammer   |  Magical Hammer  | *Last Judgement*  |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Bone Slingshot   |  *Gaia Hammer*   |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Big Bucks        |  Magical Hammer  |  *Gaia Hammer*   |
     Big Bucks        |  Magical Hammer  | *Last Judgement* |
     Big Bucks        |  *Gaia Hammer*   |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Frozen Tuna      |   Turtle Shell   |  Magical Hammer  |   *Gaia Hammer*   |
     Frozen Tuna      |   Turtle Shell   |  Magical Hammer  |   *Gaia Hammer*   |
     Frozen Tuna      |   Turtle Shell   |   *Battle Ax*    |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Battle Ax        |    Satan's Ax    |     Inferno      |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Gaia Hammer      |   Tall Hammer    |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Last Judgement   |   Tall Hammer    |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    
     R  U  B  Y
    ************
    Default Weapon: Gold Ring
    
    NOTE:  Weapons with astericks(*) around them can be evolved into another form
    and the rest of their evolution steps are included at the bottom of the table
    due to lack of space and a desire to keep the table as legible as possible.
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     BASE WEAPON      |                      EVOLUTION PATH                     |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Platinum Ring    |   Crystal Ring   |   Goddess Ring   | *Athena's Armlet* |
     Platinum Ring    |   Crystal Ring   |   Satan's Ring   |    Mobius Ring    |
     Platinum Ring    |   Fairy's Ring   | *Destruction R.* |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Thorn Armlet     |   Crystal Ring   |   Goddess Ring   | *Athena's Armlet* |
     Thorn Armlet     |   Crystal Ring   |   Satan's Ring   |    Mobius Ring    |
     Thorn Armlet     |   Fairy's Ring   | *Destruction R.* |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Pocklekul        |   Fairy's Ring   | *Destruction R.* |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Bandit's Ring    |   Crystal Ring   |   Goddess Ring   | *Athena's Armlet* |
     Bandit's Ring    |   Crystal Ring   |   Satan's Ring   |    Mobius Ring    |
     Bandit's Ring    |    Pocklekul     |   Fairy's Ring   | *Destruction R.*  |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Athena's Armlet  |  Secret Armlet   |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Destruction R.   |   Mobius Ring    |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    
     U N G A G A
    *************
    Default Weapon: Fighting Stick
    
    NOTE:  Weapons with astericks(*) around them can be evolved into another form
    and the rest of their evolution steps are included at the bottom of the table
    due to lack of space and a desire to keep the table as legible as possible.
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     BASE WEAPON      |                      EVOLUTION PATH                     |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Javelin          |     Desanga      |      Cactus      |   *Terra Sword*   |
     Javelin          |     Partisan     |      Cactus      |   *Terra Sword*   |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Halberd          |     Scorpion     |      Mirage      |   *Terra Sword*   |
     Halberd          |     Scorpion     |      Mirage      |  Hercules' Wrath  |
     Halberd          |     Scorpion     |      Cactus      |   *Terra Sword*   |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     5 Foot Nail      |     Scorpion     |      Mirage      |   *Terra Sword*   |
     5 Foot Nail      |     Scorpion     |      Mirage      |  Hercules' Wrath  |
     5 Foot Nail      |     Scorpion     |      Cactus      |   *Terra Sword*   |
     5 Foot Nail      |     Partisan     |      Cactus      |   *Terra Sword*   |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Terra Sword      |  Babel's Spear   |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    
     O S M O N D
    *************
    Default Weapon: Machine Gun
    
    NOTE:  Weapons with astericks(*) around them can be evolved into another form
    and the rest of their evolution steps are included at the bottom of the table
    due to lack of space and a desire to keep the table as legible as possible.
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     BASE WEAPON      |                      EVOLUTION PATH                     |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Jackal           |   Blessing Gun   |       Skunk      |  *Hexa Blaster*   |
     Jackal           |     Swallow      |     G Crusher    |   Star Breaker    |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Snail            |   Blessing Gun   |       Skunk      |  *Hexa Blaster*   |
     Snail            |   Hexa Blaster   |     Supernova    |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     Hexa Blaster     |     Supernova    |
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    
                              -+- Weapon Flowcharts -+-
    
    
    The following charts offer a visible representation of the upgrade paths to
    get to the ultimate weapons.  This section currently lists only three of the
    main weapons for Toan and may or may not be updated with charts for the rest
    of the characters depending on how useful they are to the readers, so let us
    know whether you like the charts and want more!
    
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    CHRONICLE SWORD
    AT: 260                           CHRONICLE SWORD
    EN: 99                                   |
    SP: 99                                   |
    MG: 150                                  |
                                      ATLAMILLIA SWORD
                                            / \
                    _______________________/   \_________________________
                   |             |                        |              |
                   |             |                        |              |
                   |             |                        |              |
             AGA'S SWORD    LAMB'S SWORD              MANEATER     7 BRANCH SWORD
                   |             |                        |              |
                   |             |                        |              |
                   |             |                        |              |
             MACHO SWORD   WISE OWL SWORD              CHOORA ------- DUSACK
                                                          |            / |
                                                          |           /  |
                                                          |          /   |
                                                          |    SHAMSHIR  |
                                                      CHOPPER           SAX
                                                         /\             /\
                                                    ____/  \____     __/  \__
                                                   /            \   |        |
                                                  /              \  |        |
                                              GLADIUS     KITCHEN KNIFE      |
                                                                            /
                                                                      BASELARD
    
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    7TH HEAVEN
    AT: 240                             7TH HEAVEN
    EN: 99                                   |
    SP: 99                                   |
    MG: 110                                  |
                                        DARK CLOUD
                                        /    |   \
                     __________________/     |    \_________________
                    /                        |                      \
               BRAVE ARK                     |                 DRAINSEEKER
                  /   \               HEAVEN'S CLOUD                 |
                 /     \                  /     \                    |
         ANTIQUE SWORD  DUSACK           /       \               EVILCISE
                |       _| | |_      CHOORA    TSUIKAGE           /  |
                |      |   |   |       /         /  \            /   |
           SANDBREAKER |   |   |      /      ___/    \          /  BONE
                |      |   |   |     /      |         \        /  RAPIER
                |     SAX  |  CHOPPER   SMALL SWORD   |       /
                |     /    |     \        /           |      /
                |    /  SHAMSHIR  \_______\    SERPENT SWORD
         CRYSKNIFE   |            |        \_______
             |     BASELARD   KITCHEN KNIFE \      |
             |                              |   CRYSKNIFE
             |                           GLADIUS   |
             |                                     |
              -------------------------------------
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    SWORD OF ZEUS
    AT: 199                           SWORD OF ZEUS
    EN: 99                                  |
    SP: 99                                  |
    MG: 176                                 |
                                         BIG BANG
                                          /     \
                                         /       \
                                    ____/         \____
                                   /                   \
                            CROSS HINDER          SUN SWORD
                               /     \
                              /       \
                        MACHO SWORD  CLAYMORE
                                         |
                                         |
                                    BUSTER SWORD
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    ANGEL GEAR
    AT:  256                         ANGEL GEAR
    MG:  103                              |
                                          |
                                          |
                                    ANGEL SHOOTER
                                          |
                                          |
                                  DIVINE BEAST TITLE
                                        / | \
                                       /  |  \
                                 _____/   |   \_______
                                /      MATADOR        \
                        DOUBLE IMPACT     |        DRAGON Y
                               |          |            |
                               |          |            |
                         HARDSHOOTER -----         FLAMINGO
                             /  \                      |
                            /    \               BONE SLINGSHOT
                      _____/      |
                     /         STEEL SLINGSHOT
              BANDIT SLINGSHOT
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    ANGELSHOOTER
    AT:  182                          ANGEL SHOOTER
    MG:   99                              |
                                          |
                                  DIVINE BEAST TITLE
                                        / | \
                                       /  |  \
                                 _____/   |   \_______
                                /      MATADOR        \
                        DOUBLE IMPACT     |        DRAGON Y
                               |          |            |
                               |          |            |
                         HARDSHOOTER -----         FLAMINGO
                             /  \                      |
                            /    \               BONE SLINGSHOT
                      _____/      |
                     /         STEEL SLINGSHOT
              BANDIT SLINGSHOT
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    SUPER STEVE
    AT:  130                           SUPER STEVE
    MG:   80                                |
                                            |
                                            |
                                          STEVE
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    INFERNO
    AT:  350                             INFERNO
    MG:  300                                |
                                            |
                                            |
                                        SATAN'S AX
                                            |
                                            |
                                        BATTLE AX
                                            |
                                            |
                                       TURTLE SHELL
                                            |
                                            |
                                       FROZEN TUNA
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    TALL HAMMER
    AT:  260                           TALL HAMMER
    MG:  200                                |
                                            |
                                            |
                             _______________|_______________
                            |                               |
                            |                               |
                      GAIA HAMMER-------             LAST JUDGEMENT
                            |           |                /
                            |           |               /
                     MAGICAL HAMMER-----|--------------/
                            |           |
                           /|\          |
                          / | \         |
                 ________|  |  |_______ |
                |           |          ||
          TURTLE SHELL      |      BIG BUCKS
                |           |
          FROZEN TUNA       |
                      PLATE HAMMER
                            |
                      STEEL HAMMER
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    SECRET ARMLET
    AT:  155                          SECRET ARMLET
    MG:  300                                |
                                            |
                                            |
                                     ATHENA'S ARMLET
                                            |
                                            |
                                       GODDESS RING
                                            |
                                            |
                                       CRYSTAL RING
                                            |
                                            |
                                           /|\
                                          / | \_______
                                     ____/  |         |
                                    |  THORN ARMLET   |
                                    |          BANDIT'S RING
                             PLATINUM RING
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    MOBIUS RING
    AT:   99                           MOBIUS RING
    MG:  250                                |
                                            |
                                            |
                                           / \
                                 _________/   \__________
                                /                        \
                               /                          \
                        SATAN'S RING                DESTRUCTION RING
                              |                            |
                              |                            |
                        CRYSTAL RING                  FAIRY'S RING
                              |                           /|\
                              |                          / | \_____
                             /|\                   _____/  |       \
                            / | \                 /        |   POCKLEKUL
                      _____/  |  \_____          /         |        |
                     /        |        \        /          |        |
              BANDIT'S RING   |    PLATINUM RING           |  BANDIT'S RING
                              |                            |
                        THORN ARMLET-----------------------
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    BABEL'S SPEAR
    AT:  321                           BABELS' SPEAR
    MG:   80                                 |
                                             |
                                             |
                                        TERRA SWORD
                                             |
                                             |
                                            / \
                                  _________/   \________
                                 /                      \
                             CACTUS                   MIRAGE
                              / | \                      |
                             /  |  \____                 |
                       _____/   |       \                |
                      /         |   SCORPION ------------
                 DESANGA   PARTISAN     |\
                     |          |\      | \
                     |__________| \     |  \_____
                          |        \    |        \
                      JAVELIN      |   /       HALBERD
                             5 FOOT NAIL
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    HERCULES' WRATH
    AT:  256                          HERCULES' WRATH
    MG:   50                                 |
                                             |
                                             |
                                          MIRAGE
                                             |
                                             |
                                         SCORPION
                                            / \
                                           /   \
                                     _____/     \_____
                                    /                 \
                                HALBERD           5 FOOT NAIL
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    SUPERNOVA
    AT:  256                          SUPERNOVA
    MG:  128                              |
                                          |
                                          |
                                     HEXA BLASTER
                                          |
                                          |
                                         / \
                                  ______/   \______
                                 /                 \
                              SNAIL              SKUNK
                                 |                 |
                                 |                 |
                                  ------------BLESSING GUN
                                                   |
                                                JACKAL
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    STAR BREAKER
    AT:  120                          STAR BREAKER
    MG:   45                                |
                                            |
                                            |
                                       G CRUSHER
                                            |
                                            |
                                         SWALLOW
                                            |
                                            |
                                         JACKAL
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
                                -+- Weapon Abilities -+-
    
    
    Some weapons have additional beneficial or detrimental powers that can affect
    anything from how much money you get to how many absorb points you get to the
    speed at which water is lost inside the dungeon.  Some special abilities can
    cancel each other out and when they are placed on the same weapon both of the
    abilities will vanish.
    
    Some abilities seem to appear randomly on weapons found within the dungeons,
    the chance for a weapon to have a random ability that it normally does not
    have seems to be very small however.  I have found a Durable CrysKnife and I
    have found a Fragile Baselard but have yet to find a weapon with Critical but
    I have spoken to someone who says they found a weapon with Critical inside a
    weapon chest of the Sun&Moon Temple.
    
    Note: I have gotten information from one person who found a 5 Foot Nail with
    the Critical ability and have now received many confirmations that the 5 Foot
    Nail does indeed always possess the Critical ability.
    
    Listed below you will find a list of the weapon abilities in the game with
    the effects of each ability detailed.  Abilities that cancel each other out
    will appear together and will generally have exactly the opposite effect.
    
    
    ###################
     Big Bucks / Poor
    ###################
    
    Big Bucks increases the amount of money that is dropped by slain enemies.
    Poor decreases the amount of money that is dropped by slain enemies. These
    abilities cancel each other out when placed on the same weapon.
    
    ###################
       Drain / Heal
    ###################
    
    Drain heals an amount of health equal to a small percentage of the damage
    done to monsters in combat.  Heal gradually replenishes the health of the
    character while they are inside the dungeon.  These abilities cancel each
    other out when placed on the same weapon.
    
    ###################
     Durable / Fragile
    ###################
    
    Durable decreases the rate at which weapon hit points are lost.  Fragile
    increases the rate at which weapon hit points are lost.  These abilities
    cancel each other out when placed on the same weapon.
    
    ###################
      Quench / Thirst
    ###################
    
    Quench slows the rate at which water drops are lost inside the dungeon.
    Thirst speeds up the rate at which water drops are lost inside the dungeon
    but refills one full water drop for each enemy killed.  These abilities
    cancel each other out when placed on the same weapon.
    
    ##########
      Abs Up
    ##########
    
    Abs Up increases the amount of Absorb Points you get when killing monsters
    by around 20% which is a great help when building up any weapon.
    
    ##########
     Critical
    ##########
    
    Critical gives a small chance for a weapon to kill any enemy in one hit and
    is consequently the rarest ability in the game.  The 5 Foot Nail seems to be
    the only weapon that always possesses this ability.
    
    ##########
      Poison
    ##########
    
    Poison will sometimes inflict the Poison status when striking enemies.  The
    chance for this power working on an enemy seems to vary.
    
    ##########
      Steal
    ##########
    
    Steal will randomly steal items from monsters when striking them.  The item
    gained from an enemy will usually be different than the items dropped by an
    enemy when they are slain.
    
    ##########
       Stop
    ##########
    
    Stop randomly freezes enemies in place when striking them, preventing them
    from attacking or moving for a few seconds.
    
    
    \-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\
    Easy way to get all the Specials – Tip submitted by Kirby Freak (Denni)
    
    1) Synth a Trial Hammer to a Big Bucks Hammer.
       Big Bucks Hammer – Big Bucks, Abs Up
    2) Synth BBH to Antique Sword.
       Antique Sword – Big Bucks, Stop Abs Up
    3) Synth your Bandit Slingshot to Antique Sword
       Antique Sword – Stop, Abs Up, Big Bucks, Steal
    4) Build up a 5 ft. nail to Scorpion
    5) Synth Scorpion to Antique Sword
       Antique Sword – Stop, Abs Up, Big Bucks, Steal, Critical, Poison Heal
    6) Find a weapon with Durable
    7) Synth it with Antique Sword
       Antique Sword – Stop, Abs Up, Big Bucks, Steal, Durable, Critical, Poison
    
    If you want Quench ----- Synth Kitchen knife with weapon
    If you want Thirst ----- Synth Sand Breaker with weapon
    If you want Heal ----- Upgrade your bandit slingshot to Angel Gear
    If you want Drain ----- Synth Drainseeker with weapon
    
    Then Synth the final Weapon with whatever weapon you want to have all the
    specials (such as Chronicle 2).
    
    \-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\
    
    
                                  -+- Secret Weapons -+-
    
    
    ###################
        MARDAN EINS
    ###################
    
    The Mardan Eins sword can be bought for 2500 fishing points any time after
    catching a Mardan Garayan.  This fish can be found at the Matataki waterfall
    at night and at the oasis in Muska Lacka at dusk and at night.  The only bait
    that the Mardan Garayan will take is a Poisonous Apple which can be bought in
    Queens at a price of 120 each.  This fish is much easier to find at the oasis
    than at the waterfall and is worth between 150 and 300 points each.
    
    The Mardan Eins sword cannot be upgraded initially even if you max out every
    single stat on the weapon, I know because I tried.  The sword can be upgraded
    later and I believe that the event triggering it's ability to be upgraded is
    catching one of the Baron Garayan fish which appear in the same locations as
    the Mardan Garayan only much less frequently.  They only hit on Potato Cakes
    and are worth between 600 and 900 points each.  I have since revised my view
    on how to upgrade the Mardan Eins sword, I have yet to catch a Baron Garayan
    but after catching many Mardan Garayan fish I was able to upgrade the Mardan
    Eins sword into the Mardan Twei and Arise Mardan.  You have to catch around
    20 Mardan Garayan to get the build up to the Mardan Twei and another 15 to
    get the build up to the Arise Mardan.
    
    You can find the statistics for the Mardan Eins in the weapon lists above as
    well as the upgrade path for the sword.  You will not need to upgrade any of
    the stats for the weapon to be built up, just catch the required number of
    fish and then go into the weapon screen and the build up will be flashing to
    indicate the sword is ready to be built up to it's next form.
    
    
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ I got it by a lot of fishing and a lot of patience.  It doesn't tell    ~*
    *~ you how to build it up so I just status broke my 7th Heaven and put it  ~*
    *~ on it.  It turned into Mardan Twei.                                     ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Note: The Mardan Eins can build up into the Mardan Twei and the Arise   ~*
    *~ Mardan without any increase in the base stats, all you need to do is    ~*
    *~ catch the requisite number of Mardan Garayan fish.   -Azaroth           ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ This is a tip from jhjmonnee                                            ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    
    
    ###################
     MOON SHADOW SWORD
    ###################
    
    This is currently just a rumor which may or may not really exist.  One of the
    people in Muska Lacka talks about the Moon Shadow Sword which can in turn be
    upgraded into a more powerful sword.
    
    I've had some people submitting information concerning the Moon Shadow Sword
    and what it could be referring to and have included those contributions below
    for you to read.  The Moon Shadow Sword could possibly be the Tsukikage which
    does translate to literally mean Moon Shadow.  This will probably be the only
    update to this section unless someone submits information on a sword that is
    named Moon Shadow in the game and has statistics and detailed steps on how or
    where to find the sword.
    
    
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ There is indeed a Moon Shadow Sword but it goes by a different name...  ~*
    *~ Tsukikage literally means Moon(Tsuki) Shadow(Kage) in Japanese, now I'm ~*
    *~ no expert at Japanese, but you can look up those words and you'll see.  ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ -Superdevilj                                                            ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ In reply to the question in the strategy guide, yes the sword does      ~*
    *~ exist -  100%.  I racked my brain trying  to remember where I got the   ~*
    *~ sword and cannot for the life of me remember... sorry.                  ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Unfortunately, I turned it into a synthsphere (or however it's spelled) ~*
    *~ once I got the sun sword.                                               ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ -Brian                                                                  ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    
    
                               -+- Weapon Attachments -+-
    
    
    People are skipping ahead of me and I've been getting a lot of demands for a
    Gem and attachment weapon-upgrade-stats thing, so I've decided to make this
    section. Before I thought I could start on working on it, I already get tons
    of helpful e-mails. Thanks to these people, they've saved me about millions
    of hours keeping tracks of these. Thanks everyone. I will add anything if it
    has yet to be mentioned.
    
    
    ##########
    Attributes
    ##########
    
    Attribute attachments enhance one of the four primary stats by an amount that
    ranges from +1 to +3 and are most often found inside the dungeons. These can
    also be bought in the +1 variety in the town of Queens if you choose the name
    "Freshen Up Watery" when Suzy asks you to suggest a new name for her shop.
    
    ##########
     Elements
    ##########
    
    The elemental attachments all give +3 to their respective elements.  These
    attachments are easy to find since Gaffer in the first town will sell all
    five of the elemental attachments if you wait to activate the event at his
    shop until after you have place Paige's House.
    
    ##########
     Busters
    ##########
    
    These attachments give +3 to the various Anti-Monster statistics on weapons.
    They are relatively easy to find with some attachments able to be bought in
    the stores of each town and can be also be acquired by using an attack item
    such as a bomb to kill a monster of the appropriate type inside the dungeon,
    they will drop a buster attachment a little over half the time.
    
    ##########
       Gems
    ##########
    
    What can you say about these wonderful little attachments other than the fact
    that when used effectively they can do the work of up to 15 other attachments
    at one time (ooh... diamonds... so nice for those anti-monster stats).  These
    can only be found in the back levels of the dungeons or bought by spending
    your fishing points at a cost of 100 per gem.  The effects of the gems can be
    found in the table below.
    
    Amethyst     +10 Ice, +10 Anti-Dragon and Anti-Mage
    Aquamarine   +10 Ice, +10 Anti-Sky and Anti-Marine
    Diamond	 +10 Anti-Metal, +5 vs. All Other Creature Types
    Emerald	 +10 Magic, +10 Anti-Dragon and Anti-Plant
    Garnet       +5 Attack, +10 Fire, +10 Anti-Beast and Anti-Stone
    Opal         +10 Endurance, +10 Anti-Metal and Anti-Mage
    Pearl        +10 Endurance, +10 Thunder, +10 Anti-Undead
    Peridot      +5 Attack, +10 Holy, +10 Anti-Beast and Anti-Plant
    Ruby         +10 Speed, +10 Fire, +10 Anti-Mimic
    Sapphire     +10 Magic, +10 Wind, +10 Anti-Sky
    Topaz        +5 Attack, +10 Speed, +10 Anti-Undead and Anti-Sky
    Turquoise    +10 Ice, +10 Anti-Stone and Anti-Mimic
    Sun          +10 Attack, +10 All Elements, +3 All Anti-Creature Stats
    
    
                           -+- Weapon Building Hints -+-
    
    
    I'm adding this section based on some feedback from one of the readers of
    this FAQ who said I should include a few tips for people who are having a
    hard time building up their weapons and I'd like to send Steadybopin03
    a thank you for a good suggestion and I hope this will help some people out.
    
    
                           ##############################
                           BUILDING UP ABS POINTS QUICKLY
                           ##############################
    
    There are a few easy ways to quickly build up your Abs meter for your weapons
    no matter which dungeon you are currently exploring.  The first way is to use
    those back level keys and put them to work for you.  Monsters on the back
    levels are worth twice the amount of Abs as the monsters on the front levels
    and will re-spawn every time you journey between the front and back levels.
    If you use this trick effectively you can build up two or three weapons to
    around +5 in the first dungeon at the very beginning of the game, giving you
    a good start on boosting attack power for your main weapon.  The best place
    to use this tactic is in Queens since the monsters there all give good base
    Abs points and the back levels range from around 64 Abs points to over 180
    points just for clearing it out once, a good return for the money spent to
    buy a flapping fish and block of ice in town, especially when you can keep
    going back and forth between the two parts of the level clearing them out
    until you get your weapons built up or run out of supplies.
    
    
                           #############################
                           EASY BUILD UP OF WEAK WEAPONS
                           #############################
    
    There is an easy way to build up weaker weapons by using your more powerful
    weapons in one of the later areas like Queens to kill the enemy and then
    equip the weaker weapon before the monster disappears from the screen to get
    the Abs points added to that weapon instead of the more powerful weapon.  I
    know this is a pretty well known tip by now but I included it because it is
    useful if you have the patience to endure the constant weapon switching.
    
    
                               ######################
                               GEMS, GEMS & MORE GEMS
                               ######################
    
    Alright, early in the game you can make do with the normal attribute, element
    and buster attachments to build up a weapon the first time but after that we
    all know by now you will almost have to get gems or spend countless hours to
    get enough Abs points to build your weapon up to +15 and put in another nine
    points of fire or anti-beast or whatever.  This gets very hard later in the
    game when multiple stats must be over 60 and some as high as 90.  Gems can be
    hard to find inside dungeons since they only appear in back levels and by the
    time you reach Dark Heaven castle and can buy them from the Fairy King you
    shouldn't need them and at 3,000 each they are a bit expensive.  This leaves
    fishing for the points to buy gems and if you have the patience this can be
    the simplest way to build up some very powerful weapons as early as Matataki
    Village.
    
    At the beginning of the game you'll want to save any of the Poison Apples you
    find until you get to Matataki Village, then you can fish for the Mardan
    Garayan fish at night from the dock by the waterfall.  Mardan Garayan do not
    appear very often at the waterfall, the chance for one to be there seems to
    be around five percent and I never went more than twenty fishing attempts in
    a row without finding one and when it did take a long time for one to appear
    there was usually another on there within a couple of casts. I know a lot of
    this depends on luck so your results may vary but I thought it was well worth
    the time for a few fish that run between 150 and 300 points each, I was up to
    over 1500 points in around 45 minutes.  The other place to fish in Matataki
    is the peanut pond which holds Tartans that average about fifty fishing
    points each.
    
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ The Umadakara is found in Peanut pond (and as far as I can tell, NOT by ~*
    *~ the waterfall; only in the pond itself.) A friend and I have caught one ~*
    *~ each; they respond only to the carrot, and as far as I can tell, are    ~*
    *~ the only fish that do so.  Both of us caught this fish mid-afternoon.   ~*
    *~ Mine measured 113 cm and was worth 142 fishing points. The day I caught ~*
    *~ mine on was 110.                                                        ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Thanks to Quamp for this information.                                   ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    
    If you are looking to upgrade later in the game you will want to fish in the
    oasis at Muska Lacka where the Mardan Garayan appears much more frequently,
    sometimes appearing around thirty percent of the time.  The best time to fish
    for them is Dusk but they are also found here during the Night.  You can also
    find Baron Garayan fish in the oasis, even though they appear less frequently
    than the Mardan Garayan they net you around 300 and 900 fishing points each
    depending on size.
    
    The best tip for fishing in the oasis is to throw in something other than a
    Potato Cake or Poisonous Apple and see if there are some fish that don't go
    for the bait, then throw in a Poisonous Apple for that fish and see if he
    goes for that which will mean you've found a Mardan Garayan, if he doesn't go
    for it take the chance and toss in a Potato Cake and cross your fingers, you
    may have just found a Baron Garayan.  The normal bait can be just about
    anything, I found that Throbbing Cherries are good but others will work too,
    I just happened to have one in my inventory when I started fishing this way
    and everything seemed to go for it except the Barons and Mardans, this is
    also true for the Pricklies and Mimis, at least they worked for me when I
    caught one of the other types of fish on my Throbbing Cherry.  As a note to
    all of you searching for the Baron Garayan fish, he does NOT just appear as
    a huge fish but also appears from the mid-size range on up and I have mostly
    caught them in the range of about 85-120 cm and have yet to see one of them
    in the huge size at the Oasis though I did see one at the Matataki Waterfall
    but I was out of Potato Cakes at the time and couldn't catch him.
    
    
                    ###########################################
                    USE THE WEAPON STATISTICS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
                    ###########################################
    
    I included the weapon statistics in this guide to help people plan the best
    attachments they'll need to build up their weapon and although I still have
    some blanks in the list they are steadily being filled in with information.
    You just need to compare the weapon you have to the one you are trying to
    reach and figure out which gems or attachments get you there with the least
    number of upgrades.  For example lets say you have a weapon that currently
    has a Fire 0, Ice 0, Stone 0 and Mimic 10 and you know it builds up into a
    weapon that you find has Fire 20, Ice 10, Stone 10 and Mimic 20 on the list
    of weapon statistics, your best choice would be 2 Garnets and a Turquoise,
    which would give you the required levels in all of the attributes and boost
    your attack by 10 and give you some added Beast and Stone as well.
    
    If you happen to be building up to a weapon not on the lists above you can
    still follow the same procedure to figure out the best gems to use even if
    you don't know what stats you will ultimately need.  An important thing for
    you to remember when building up your weapons is that speed and endurance
    will not hold you back from being able to build up your weapon into an
    advanced form.  I found this out accidentally while working to build up one
    of my weapons and was neglecting it's speed and endurance in favor of the
    other attributes I needed to increase.
    
                                   ----------
    
    I hope this section provides some helpful tips for building up weapons and
    even though a lot of this is common knowledge I thought it might help to
    include it here just in case someone hadn't heard these tips before.
    
    
    
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    ALEXANDER (15 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Gallery of Time
    
    Alexander is a relatively new looking enemy but fight a few of them and you
    will notice they are similar to the Mask of Prajna from the Shipwreck.  Let
    them approach you and slash or blast them as they move the shield out of the
    way in preparation to take a swing at you with their sword or launch a fire
    ball towards you.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    ARTHUR (15 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Moon Sea
    
    Arthurs are perhaps the most difficult melee oriented monsters to date, this
    is due to their speed and the extended range of their attack.  They rush at
    you and perform a stab attack with their drill-shaped right arm which has a
    range that exceeds that of Toan and Goro's weapons.  The use of long range
    weapons is the preferred way to deal with them.  If you choose to fight this
    monster up close either use Ungaga and his spears or use charge attacks with
    Toan or Goro; any other tactic will get you hit before you're in range to
    land an attack.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    AUNTIE MEDU
    =============================================================================
    Location: ShipWreck
    
    The name starts with "Auntie" so it's safe to assume it's feminine.  Anyhoo,
    it's of the ice element and having a fire attribute weapon can bring her
    down easily. So, she doesn't pose too much of a threat, unless they gang up
    on poor you.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    BILLY (6 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Gallery of Time
    
    Billy is a more powerful version of Mr. Blare from the Sun & Moon Temple,
    except he lacks the immunity to fire.  You can use the same strategy here
    that served you well against Mr. Blare in the temple.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    BLACK DRAGON (20 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Gallery of Time
    
    Black Dragons are the latest dragon variant and have the same attack pattern
    as the previous dragons you've fought.  Circle around them to avoid their
    long range attack then blast them with a missile weapon while they recharge
    for another attack, or using a melee fighter you can rush in and attack then
    move back to dodge their next attack if they don't go down.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    BLIZZARD (8 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Gallery of Time
    
    The Blizzard is the latest variation on the Golem and uses the same attack
    and defense patterns.  Take him down from long range or rush in and cut him
    up with your best short range fighter, remember to dodge back far enough to
    avoid his ground pounding attack if he has the chance to use it on you.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    BLUE DRAGON (12 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Sun & Moon Temple
    
    This guy fights just like his weaker brother in the Divine Beast Cave except
    his breath weapon is a bit faster and he can fire more often.  Just dodge
    around him in circles darting in right after he fires to slash him and he'll
    go down relatively quickly, or you could just stand back and shoot him.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    BOMBER HEAD (4 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Sun & Moon Temple
    
    These guys approach you slowly and try to get in their single melee attack
    which is a quick spinning punch, if you're using a melee fighter hit them and
    dodge backwards then repeat until they are dead, but watch out because they
    will explode when they die, this explosion catches Toan most of the time if
    he deals the killing blow but Goro and Ungaga seem to be just out of range of
    the explosion when they kill them.  Of course you could always just blast 'em
    from long range and not worry about their explosive nature.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    CANNIBAL PLANT
    =============================================================================
    Location: Wise Owl Forest
    
    These guys can poison you and "goo" you, which is blatantly annoying. Their
    status attacks are easy enough to dodge. Then, retaliate with several combo
    attacks of your own.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    CAPTAIN
    =============================================================================
    Location: ShipWreck
    
    The Captain can do a lot of damage if your defense is low. He tends to back
    away each time you take a whack at him. Just stay still and provoke him, or
    just use Ruby to finish him off quickly(that is, if Ruby is powerful enough).
    
    
    =============================================================================
    CAVE BAT
    =============================================================================
    Location: Divine Beast Cave
    
    Bats are the most annoying in the Divine Beast Cave. It can afflict poison on
    you forcing you to give up Antidotes. But they're typically weak creatures.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    CLUB (6 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Gallery of Time
    
    The Club is the first of the playing card soldiers you'll meet and none of
    them will prove to be a real challenge.  His short range attack is nothing
    to fear, just let him get close then cut that playing card apart.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    CORCEA
    =============================================================================
    Location: ShipWreck
    
    Typical pirates that can throw you landlubbers overboard.  Easy to deal with
    using Xiao. Wait until they lunge at you, then let them have it for over 100
    damage.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    CRABBY HERMIT (4 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Sun & Moon Temple
    
    They advance slowly and cover up to block your shots and can hit hard in
    return with their pinchers.  The easiest way to beat them is let them come
    close to you and dodge around them landing quick blows or combos when they
    aren't defending, shooting them is relatively easy as well if you let them
    come close enough so they don't have time to cover up before it hits them.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    CRESCENT BARON (12 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Moon Sea
    
    The Crescent Baron fires at you from long range and has decent attack speed.
    They can also use a spinning whip attack when you close to melee range.  The
    easiest way to deal with them is to stay back a little ways and dodge their
    missile attacks then hit them with a long range attack of your own.  To use
    melee fighters successfully you should move towards the baron while dodging
    it's long range attacks, score a hit or two when you're in range then dodge
    back to avoid the spin attack; repeat this attack pattern until it dies.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    CURSE DANCER (5 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Gallery of Time
    
    The Curse Dancer approaches you and then draws back and jumps towards you to
    attack.  You can either attack them as they approach using a character with
    a ranged weapon or dodge their attack then kill them with your best melee
    fighter, which should only take a couple of hits max.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    CURSED ROSE
    =============================================================================
    Location: ShipWreck
    
    These prickled hybrids are no picnics in the park. Although, not too strong,
    they are equally annoying. They can puff out this grimy stuff that causes
    Gooey status and when near enough, they can whap you hard. Xiao or Ruby are
    good bets against them.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    DARK FLOWER (5 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Gallery of Time
    
    The Dark Flower is just a higher powered version of the other flower type
    enemies you've fought and trimming these weeds should be second nature by
    this point.
    
    
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    DASHER
    =============================================================================
    Location: Divine Beast Cave
    
    These guys are pretty easy despite its size and its massive club. Once you've
    got it locked on target it will attempt to hit you, and then run away. So,
    you could always just slash them silly while chasing them. They're pretty fun
    to play with. :)
    
    
    =============================================================================
    DIAMOND (6 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Gallery of Time
    
    Diamond is the third of the playing card soldiers you'll face and he is also
    limited to a short range attack.  Let him approach and just slash him apart
    using your superior speed or just blast him from long range.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    DRAGON
    =============================================================================
    Location: Divine Beast Cave
    
    These guys work kinda like Statues, but not quite. Use the same tactics here
    like you did with the Statue. Try to refrain yourself from using combos on
    these guys as they can retaliate quite well with attacks of their own. They
    are slow, yes, but their attacks hurt a lot. Think of "hit and run" attacks
    with this deadly foe. Jump in to attack, then quickly get out of the way.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    DUNE (10 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Sun & Moon Temple
    
    These guys are pretty tough since they tend to like to advance with a wall
    like projection in front of them to defend against attacks like a shield and
    only let it down when they launch their melee attack.  Advance on them and
    slash when the shield is down then quickly step back before they attack, it
    may take a couple of fights to get the timing of their attack pattern but
    once you do it's simple to take them down, of course shooting them is the
    easiest way to dispatch them.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    EARTH DIGGER
    =============================================================================
    Location: Wise Owl Forest
    
    Like moles, they can dig underground and jump out when you least expect it.
    Their attacks hurt if you're defense isn't high enough. They also puff out a
    mist of Freeze status smoke. Once you get caught in it, quickly switch to
    another member to avoid dying, or simply use some Anti-freeze item.  They're
    annoying to deal with.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    EVIL BAT (4 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Gallery of Time
    
    The Evil Bat is an upgraded form of the Cave Bat from the Divine Beast Cave
    and is the easiest enemy in the Gallery of Time.  You can defeat these bats
    using the same strategies that worked for the Cave Bats and shouldn't be a
    challenge to you by this point in the game.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    FLIFLI
    =============================================================================
    Location: Wise Owl Forest
    
    FliFlis act like clumsy little fools. They attack you by tripping themselves
    and falling on their face. The pollen they emit can poison you, so don't let
    it touch you. It's better to attack from afar, or just go in slash like mad.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    FRIDAY
    =============================================================================
    Location: Wise Owl Forest
    
    A nasty little dwarf that can box like no one else. Just stick it to him
    when his guard is down. They'd usually try to run away and then attack again,
    which is very annoying.  So you're going to have to catch up to it before you
    can deliver a few slashes in the arse.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    GHOST
    =============================================================================
    Location: Divine Beast Cave
    
    These guys are a pain. They disappear and appear elsewhere. Always dodge
    its purple fireballs. I don't know what they do, but I was to weak to stay
    and find out at the time. :) You can only hurt him when he is on the ground.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    GOLEM (4 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Sun & Moon Temple
    
    These guys are slow moving and slow to launch an attack, just move in and
    slash them then dance back to dodge their swing or ground-pounding attack.
    The ground attack can cause damage if you're too close to the monster so
    learn the range on the attack and be sure to back up far enough when you
    dodge the attack.  They go down very easily under a missile barrage without
    any risk to your character.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    GUNNY
    =============================================================================
    Location: ShipWreck
    
    An oversized clam that has obviously took his vitamins. It's not much of a
    threat. Just allocate some fire-based attributes to the weapon and it will
    fall before your blade, ax, slingshot, or whatever.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    GYON
    =============================================================================
    Location: ShipWreck
    
    When you're close enough, it'll start to charge at you with its trident in
    hand. He hurts if you're not careful and especially dangerous when you have
    other monsters on your back.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    HALLOWEEN
    =============================================================================
    Location: Wise Owl Forest
    
    Pretty annoying fellows that chuck lovely fireballs at you to make you burn
    like hell. Either get in and slash wildly at it, or use Xiao and attack it in
    a professional fashion.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    HALEY HOLEY
    =============================================================================
    Location: Wise Owl Forest
    
    Xiao is the best person to use against these guys. Since their leaves act as
    propellers, it's dangerous to battle close-range with them. Using Xiao is
    much more easier to kill them with her slingshot.  You can't hurt them when
    they're planted in the ground. Hit them to lure them out.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    HEART (6 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Gallery of Time
    
    The second of the playing card soldiers, this one possesses a missile attack
    but again is nothing your characters should fear.  You can use your ranged
    attacks to pick him apart or just rush right up to him and slash him apart
    with your best melee weapon.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    HELLPOCKLE (5 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Moon Sea
    
    These guys are probably the easiest enemies on the Moon Sea, they advance
    towards you at a walk and should go down in a slash or two from your best
    melee or ranged fighter.  If you hit them and they don't go down they will
    usually try and rush at you to hit you with their shovel but can do little
    damage to you by this point in the game.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    HORNET
    =============================================================================
    Location: Wise Owl Forest
    
    Like a buzzing bee, you can hear these guys from a mile away. Generally easy
    enough to kill with a slash or two.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    JOKER (6 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Gallery of Time
    
    The Joker is the last of the playing card soldiers and is again limited to
    short range attacks.  Take him out with extreme prejudice and hopefully with
    an ease that makes you wonder what these enemies are doing in this dungeon.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    KING MIMIC
    =============================================================================
    Location: Divine Beast Cave, Wise Owl Forest, ShipWreck,
              Sun & Moon Temple (15 Abs), Moon Sea (12 Abs)
    
    
    A pretty tricky fellow. These guys can suddenly lunge at you when you least
    expect it. 'Specially if you're opening weapon chests. Dance around him and
    stick it to him when his guard is down.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    KING PRICKLY
    =============================================================================
    Location: Wise Owl Forest
    
    These guys drop from the thick canopy. You can't see them in casual view, but
    you could see their shadows on the ground, as well as sense them on the map.
    If you run into their line of attack, they'll drop on you and knock off a lot
    of HP. When they land on the ground, just slash away at them.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    LICH (12 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Gallery of Time
    
    The Lich is an upgraded version of the Ghost and has the same attack pattern
    as his weaker cousin.  Take him down as he approaches using your best long
    range combatant or just slash him before he starts to rise up into the air.
    
    
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    LIVING ARMOR (6 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Gallery of Time
    
    The Living Armor is an upgraded version of the Statues from the Divine Beast
    Cave and have the same slow attack speed.  You can just dance around them as
    you pick them apart, they shouldn't last long.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    MASK OF PRAJNA
    =============================================================================
    Location: ShipWreck
    
    It's like some kind of scary mask with a sword and fan. I forgot what those
    were called, but they're easy to deal with. Dodge their poison gas attacks,
    and finish them off with relentless slashing.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    MASTER JACKET
    =============================================================================
    Location: Divine Beast Cave
    
    A skeleton wearing a trenchcoat. A former member of the Trenchcoat Mafia? :)
    He's kinda annoying, but simple to defeat when you've dealt with its brothers
    (Skeleton Soldiers) enough.
    
    
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    MIMIC
    =============================================================================
    Location: Divine Beast Cave, Wise Owl Forest, ShipWreck,
              Sun & Moon Temple (6 Abs), Moon Sea (6 Abs)
    
    A smaller and weaker version of King Mimic. These guys can suddenly lunge at
    you when you least expect it. 'Specially if you're opening item chests. Dance
    around him and stick it to him when his guard is down.
    
    
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    MONDAY
    =============================================================================
    Location: Wise Owl Forest
    
    A nasty little dwarf that wields a spear like no other. Just stick it to him
    when his guard is down. They'd usually try to run away and then attack again,
    which is very annoying.  So you're going to have to catch up to it before you
    can deliver a few slashes in the arse.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    MOON BUG (5 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Moon Sea
    
    This bug can be annoying, it has a cannon under it's shell and will take
    shots at you from long range.  When you get closer it will curl up into a
    ball and roll at you, (sort of like the Rockanoff from the Divine Beast Cave)
    but easier to dodge since they can't turn corners well.  They are probably
    the hardest enemy to kill on the first couple of levels and reduce your
    weapon hit points quickly.  To kill them, just dodge the rolling attack and
    give it a few slashes with your best melee fighter or stand back and trade
    shots with your best ranged fighter.
    
    
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    MOON DIGGER (6 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Moon Sea
    
    The Moon Digger is a more powerful variety of the Earth Diggers found in the
    Wise Owl Forest so you should be familiar with their attack pattern. Attacks
    from long range are the easiest way to kill them, but they can also be taken
    down quickly using a charge attack from your best melee fighter.
    
    
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    MR. BLAIR (5 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Sun & Moon Temple
    
    These guys are fire-based creatures and are totally immune to any fire damage
    caused by a weapon.  To beat them quickly switch your weapon attribute to Ice
    and then walk in under they rear back to throw a fireball at you then dodge
    around them and slash them in the side or back.  When attacking with missile
    weapons you need to advance to lure them into launching an attack then blast
    them with your weapon, otherwise they will defend against the attack most of
    the time.
    
    
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    MUMMY (4 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Sun & Moon Temple
    
    These guys come straight at you and have a short range melee attack only. The
    easiest enemy in the Sun & Moon Temple, just slash or shoot them as they move
    towards you, but make sure they are dead because they can revive themselves
    with about 1/3 of their hit points any time they would normally be slain.  I
    have personally had one come back to life three times in a row.
    
    
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    OPAR
    =============================================================================
    Location: Divine Beast Cave
    
    Probably one of the tougher enemies in the cave. It's sluggish demeanor at
    first seems to be no apparent threat. That is, if you don't get too close.
    It will squash you flat like pancakes. Just avoid these guys if you want to
    save the trouble.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    PHANTOM (4 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Sun & Moon Temple
    
    Phantoms are large insects who fly towards you then rise up in the air to do
    a downward lunge attack.  If you're using a melee fighter wait for them to
    start to climb up in the air then quickly circle them and after they do the
    downward lunge attack rush in and slash them from behind.  If you're using
    one of the long range fighters just shoot him as he approaches.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    PIRATE'S CHARIOT
    =============================================================================
    Location: ShipWreck
    
    This guy is a pain in the ass. If your defense isn't high, one blow from him
    can knock your lights out. I found it easy just to use throw items, such as
    the Bomb, at him. He dies rather quickly this way. Attacking him with Toan is
    rather difficult since he hones in on your moves (he moves when you move), or
    if you don't move, he shoots.
    
    
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    RASH DASHER (6 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Gallery of Time
    
    Another upgrade to a monster from the Divine Beast Cave, the Rash Dasher has
    the same attack patterns as the Dashers.  They'll head straight towards you
    and make killing them even easier, one or two hits should be all it takes.
    
    
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    ROCKANOFF
    =============================================================================
    Location: Divine Beast Cave
    
    Like a rolling Dodongo from Zelda, Rockanoffs can be damaging if you stumble
    onto its path. Its momentum can knock you off your feet. Work around it and
    give it a nasty poke in the back.
    
    
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    SAM
    =============================================================================
    Location: ShipWreck
    
    A decent adversary. He blocks 50% of the time and when it senses an open spot
    to attack, it'll use an ice-based attack.
    
    
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    SATURDAY
    =============================================================================
    Location: Wise Owl Forest
    
    A nasty little dwarf that blows poison darts like no other. Just stick it to
    him when his guard is down. They'd usually try to run away and then attack
    again, which is very annoying. You're going to have to catch up to it before
    you can deliver a few slashes in the arse.
    
    
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    SKELETON SOLDIER
    =============================================================================
    Location: Divine Beast Cave
    
    These undead zombie dudes love to come in packs. Don't get surrounded by them
    or you'll be eating dust all day. They're pretty slow, so you can hack at
    them faster than them ever lifting their swords.
    
    
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    SPACE GYON (5 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Moon Sea
    
    You should be familiar with the attack pattern of the Space Gyons from your
    encounters with the weaker Gyons in the Shipwreck.  The main difference with
    the Space Gyons are their ability to turn instead of being limited to moving
    in a straight line when they attack.  This difference will have no impact on
    ranged fighters but melee fighters should resign themselves to getting hit
    at least once while closing in to attack.
    
    
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    SPADE (6 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Gallery of Time
    
    The fourth of the playing card soldiers and another enemy that is limited to
    short range attacks.  You can take him down from long range or just rush up
    and slash him to pieces.  Can the enemies get any easier?
    
    
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    STATUE
    =============================================================================
    Location: Divine Beast Cave
    
    Try to refrain yourself from using combos on these guys as they can retaliate
    quite well with attacks of their own. They're slow, yes, but their attacks
    hurt a lot. Think of "hit and run" attacks with this deadly foe. Jump in to
    attack, then quickly get out of the way.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    STATUE DOG
    =============================================================================
    Location: Divine Beast Cave
    
    Taunt the doggie by letting it see you. Until it starts to chase after you,
    it won't take any damage; not at all.
    
    
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    STEEL GIANT (12 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Sun & Moon Temple
    
    Tougher versions of the Golems you fought earlier in the temple, they are as
    easy to fight as their weaker brothers. They are slow moving and slow to
    launch an attack, just move in and slash them then dance back to dodge their
    swing or ground-pounding attack. The ground attack can cause damage if you're
    too close to the monster so learn the range on the attack and be sure to back
    up far enough when you dodge the attack.  They go down very easily under a
    missile barrage without any risk to your character.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    SUNDAY
    =============================================================================
    Location: Wise Owl Forest
    
    A nasty little dwarf that wields a knife like no other. Just stick it to him
    when his guard is down. They'd usually try to run away and then attack again,
    which is very annoying.  So you're going to have to catch up to it before you
    can deliver a few slashes in the arse.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    THURSDAY
    =============================================================================
    Location: Wise Owl Forest
    
    A nasty little dwarf that likes to throw balls of poison at you, which can
    easily be dodged. Just stick it to him when his guard is down. They'd usually
    try to run away and then attack again, which is very annoying. So you're
    going to have to catch up to it before you can deliver a few slashes in the
    arse.
    
    
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    TITAN (12 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Moon Sea
    
    Titans are very similar to the Golems and Steel Giants from the Sun & Moon
    Temple and the same combat strategies work here.  They have slow attacks so
    move in and slash them then move back to dodge their swing or ground-pounding
    attack.  The ground attack causes damage if you're too close to the monster
    so learn the range on the attack and be sure to back up far enough to avoid
    damage when you dodge the attack.  They go down very easily under a missile
    barrage without any risk to your character.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    TUESDAY
    =============================================================================
    Location: Wise Owl Forest
    
    A nasty little dwarf that blows poison darts like no other. Just stick it to
    him when his guard is down. They'd usually try to run away and then attack
    again, which is very annoying.  So you are going to have to catch up to it
    before you can deliver a few slashes in the arse.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    VULCAN (12 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Moon Sea
    
    The Vulcans are a stronger version of the Dunes you encountered in the Sun
    & Moon Temple so their attack pattern should be familiar to you.  You should
    advance on them with your best melee fighter and attack when their shield is
    down then dodge back to avoid their attack; or you could simply shoot them
    from long range and avoid any risk to your characters.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    WEDNESDAY
    =============================================================================
    Location: Wise Owl Forest
    
    A nasty little dwarf that can wield an axe like no one else. Just stick it
    to him when his guard is down. They'd usually try to run away and then attack
    again, which is very annoying. So you're going to have to catch up to it
    before you can deliver a few slashes in the arse.
    
    
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    WEREWOLF
    =============================================================================
    Location: Wise Owl Forest
    
    Xiao is the best solution to this sucka. Just stay away from it and avoid any
    means of close-combat with it.
    
    
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    WHITE FANG (10 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Moon Sea
    
    The White Fangs are more powerful versions of the Werewolves found in the
    Wise Owl Forest.  They are limited to short range melee attacks and advance
    towards you as soon as they spot you.  Take them down with a couple of hits
    from your best melee or ranged fighter as soon as they are in range.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    WITCH HELLZA (5 Abs)
    =============================================================================
    Location: Moon Sea
    
    The Witch Hellzas are very similar to the witches from the Wise Owl Forest
    except they throw fireballs at you instead of poisonous apples.  The easiest
    way to kill them is from long range due to their high attack speed.  Your
    best melee fighter should be able to kill them in one or two hits if you can
    avoid their fireballs and get in melee range.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    WITCH ILLZA
    =============================================================================
    Location: Wise Owl Forest
    
    These floating ghouls can throw poisonous apples at you and are especially
    dangerous when too close. Use Xiao to get the job done with her slingshot.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    YAMMICH
    =============================================================================
    Location: Divine Beast Cave
    
    Beware of its spinning attack. It's exceptionally strong, 'specially since
    you're pretty weak at this state. Never let it use its attacks. Just keep
    pounding away at it. But, of course, unless you enjoy dying, I won't stop
    you.
    
    
    
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    -----------------------------
    ---   DIVINE BEAST DRAN   ---
    -----------------------------
    
    He's tough and kickin'...
    
    For the first boss, he's tough if you don't know what to do. To make this lil
    puppy prowl, use Xiao to fling a slingshot at him in the face. Make sure you
    have Xiao locked on to him before you shoot or she'll miss. Also, wait until
    he's facing you,  or flying in your direction,  then,  hail him with stones.
    Hit him with Xiao and he'll get irritated and drop on the ground to lick his
    wound. Now, switch to Toan and let him have it with a few pokes in the butt.
    Since Dran can recover exceptionally fast, I'm assuming you could only land a
    hit on him before he knocks Toan to the ground while getting up. Giving it to
    him in the leg can prevent any damage to you. If you have any surplus Stamina
    Potions in stock, don't hesitate to use them if you're struggling. Remember
    to keep Xiao a good distance away from him to avoid any damage to her. Repeat
    this method several times over and the possessed Dran will finally give in.
    Use Repair Powder if you need to.
    
    Additional Help
    ================
    
    Dran, There is a second objective in a way to beating him, I myself find Xiao
    very weak in her weaponry, but if you would like to beat Dran a very easier
    way then rather risking almost killing yourself with the tactic the guide
    says, (no offense to anyone who made it including the owner), you can collect
    Old Gaffer's atlamillia and do not build it, and after you gain Xiao in your
    quest, build her Wooden Slingshot's stats up to MAX. (NOTE: This Takes A LONG
    time but its worth it) After that is done your attack should be pretty high,
    and if u don't want it MAX, try to get very close and your slingshot should
    be attacking around 60 at least, then go to Floor 15. Which is "DIVINE BEAST
    DRAN'S CHAMBER" Attack him with your slingshot, he should come back down to
    the ground in distress, once he is down move away and fire again he should
    prowl, turn around, almost burst himself strait at you, to avoid this right
    after you shot the last slingshot shot at him move right and he should miss
    you and ram the wall. Then hit him again and it should repeat as long as you
    do that he will not touch you, just remember to repair your weapon when
    needed and quench your thirst when low.
    
    -= Thanks to Ryan Chroust =-
    
    
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    ---   FOREST GUARDIAN MASTER UTAN   ---
    ---------------------------------------
    
    Run when you see flying things...
    
    Again, like the previous waltz with Dran, you'll need to use your newest team
    member, Goro, to get the job done and right. I highly suggest that you have
    the Battle Ax equipped on him before the fight. It will make the fight much
    easier and puts less strain on your fingers.  At the beginning of the fight,
    Master Utan would have grabbed handful of berries from the stockpile above
    and stuff them in his mouth, then spits them out at you at 100MPH.  Although,
    they are easy to dodge, they come in like a wall of ember. When you feel Utan
    has eased down on the offensive,  quickly switch to Goro and nail the ape in
    the feet. Now, you can either choose to switch to Toan and slash away, then
    alternate between the two members, or you could continue using Goro and hack
    relentlessly at his feet until he dies. I'd go with option number two.  :) If
    you keep hammering his feet, he won't be able to start up another attack.
    
    When Master Utan spits the seeds, you are able to block them 100% with the
    block button held.
    
    -= Thanks to DJ Brookshire =-
    
    
    -----------------------------
    ---   ICE QUEEN LA SAIA   ---
    -----------------------------
    
    Just chillin' and beatin' the crap outta you...
    
    First off, make sure you have a lot of cure items and Stamina Potions/Dran's
    Feathers to quicken your movement with Toan.  Also, use the BEST weapons you
    have and  put all the Fire gems on both Toan's and Ruby's weapons.  At the
    start of the fight, the Ice Queen will not waste any time casting her first
    ice spell. Those ice blocks pop up everywhere, so it's no use trying to dodge
    it and waste energy.  Now, use the Stamina Potion on Toan and run in a zig-
    zag fashion to avoid most of Saia's attacks.  Then go up to her and slash at
    her to break the shield temporarily. Now, use this opportunity to quickly
    switch to good ol' Ruby and blast La Saia silly with fire magic(remember to
    junction the fire attribute on her weapons). Then switch back to Toan and
    repeat.  If you are really floundering, try hiding behind the pillar nearest
    to her until her attacks die off and jump out and start your assault. She is
    too difficult of a boss to be snoozing through. Good luck. You'll need it. :)
    
    Additional Help
    ================
    
    Alternate between Cat-Girl and Genie.  Run to the right hand side of the
    screen and hide behind the pillars. Use these pillars to dodge the evil
    queens spells.   You have a couple of moments after the queen casts her spell
    so hop out with Cat-Girl and hit the queens shield a couple of times to knock
    it down. Once her shield is down switch to Genie and zap her with magic.
    
    -= Thanks to Mark Michaels =-
    
    Okay this is what I did. I used Xiao and Ruby for the whole fight. Now you
    must be careful in this battle because unless your weapons are powerful and
    your characters have a lot of health this battle can be long and tough. More
    long than tough if you use my strategy. What you do is stand behind a pillar
    near the wall that's closest to her. And when she shoots her homing ice ball
    that freezes you put the pillar between you and that. After it hits jump out
    with Xiao and shoot her with your slingshot. Then once her shield goes down,
    you will know because it will say no effect instead of showing damage, switch
    to Ruby and launch a fireball at her. Do this by selecting your attribute
    fire on one of her rings, helps if the fire attribute is powered up. Just
    repeat this cycle over and over till she's dead. But don't let her hit you
    with that ice ball because it will freeze you. And while you are frozen she
    will drop another ice ball on your head. My health was at 120 and it came
    close to killing me every time when I had full health. So don't let them hit
    you. If you follow my strategy this will be a very very easy battle.
    
    -= Thanks to Damien Brown  =-
    
    
    The "standing behind the pillar," trick really works well. Of course if she
    is in the middle of the room it's really hard to hit her and not get frozen.
    Unfortunately the anti-freeze amulets don't work against her freezing
    attacks. Carry lots of healing stuff because your going to need every bit of
    it. It also wouldn't hurt to have a few "Stand In" and "Revival Powders" when
    fighting her. Anyway. Try to drive her toward any of the pillars. This will
    save time and energy. As soon as you see an ice-beam shatter on the pillar,
    run toward her with Toan and slash her force-field, causing it to disappear.
    Run behind the pillar again before she has the chance to freeze you. You can
    take as much time as you want, because she doesn't reactivate her force-field
    again until you hit her with Ruby's Fire Blast. You really need to take this
    time to heal if you need to. Don't lock on to her with Toan, because he runs
    slower whenever he is locked onto something. Please try your best not to get
    hit with those ice blocks...They really REALLY hurt. Oh and don't stay close
    to her for too long, she has a way of surrounding herself with an expanding
    blizzard that doesn't feel too well to your characters. Try to stay away from
    this. :-)
    
    -= Thanks to John =-
    
    
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    ---   KING'S CURSE   ---
    ------------------------
    
    Not as tough as he seems...
    
    This boss is one of the easiest in my opinion but that could be because of
    the level to which I had built up Ruby's weapon by the time I reached the
    final level of the Sun & Moon Temple, regardless of how powerful the weapon
    you have the strategy is the same.
    
    As the large man-shaped form approaches you need to use Ungaga's charge
    attack until you see the smoke flow into a circle around the coffin.  Once
    the coffin is exposed, quickly switch to the character with the most powerful
    weapon and make sure that you have Holy as it's active element and whack the
    exposed coffin.  This causes the smoke to start reforming the man-shaped body
    and once again advance towards you, before it has reformed you should switch
    to Ungaga and start his charge attack, this will cause the smoke body to be
    dissipated again as soon as it comes towards you allowing another hit from
    your most powerful character.  If you have a decent weapon this shouldn't
    take very long, in my game Ruby took him down in two hits doing around 1100
    damage with each hit from her Holy aligned ring.
    
    
    ------------------------
    ---   MINOTAUR JOE   ---
    ------------------------
    
    Didn't anyone ever tell you drinking would get you killed...?
    
    This has got to be the hardest hitting boss you've encountered up to this
    point in the game... too bad he should never even get to attack unless you
    get careless during this fight.  To defeat Joe select your strongest fighter
    and move around the ring until one of the barrels is between you and Joe.
    He will stop and pick up the barrel and start drinking, this is your cue to
    move in and land one attack.  After landing the attack dodge back away from
    Joe, find another barrel and repeat this process until he dies.  Using this
    attack pattern you should be able to defeat Joe without taking any damage.
    
    
    ----------------------
    ---   DARK GENIE   ---
    ----------------------
    
    Surprise!  He proves to be the most powerful boss in the game...
    
    ~~~~~~~~~
    Phase One
    ~~~~~~~~~
    In the first part of the battle the Dark Genie's hands will come up out of
    the floor to attack you.  His right and left hand will only be vulnerable to
    a certain type of elemental attack and will never be vulnerable to the same
    element.  The color of the gem on the back of his hand will indicate which
    element it is currently vulnerable to and will only change when he crosses
    his hands across his chests and folds his wings in close to his body.  You
    should face the Dark Genie and watch which hand he thrusts into the ground
    and then note the color of the gem on that hand, in this way you can judge
    when to start moving to dodge the attack and will know which element to set
    active on your weapon.  The hands will take a few thousand points of damage
    to defeat so be patient.  The only damage you should take in this phase of
    the battle is from an almost invisible attack that does around twenty to
    thirty points of damage and cannot be avoided.
    
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Phase Two:
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Once the hands are defeated the next phase of the battle will begin.  The
    Dark Genie will now randomly switch between attacking with a powerful beam
    that shoots from his head and the unavoidable attack he used before.  You
    should dodge to the side to avoid the powerful beam and immediately shoot
    his head using Ruby (or your most powerful ranged attacks).  If he starts
    using the unavoidable attack repeatedly, just target his head and fire at
    will his head is defeated or he starts using the beam attack again.  Make
    sure you keep yourself healed up during this phase of the battle.
    
    Tip: Use a Stamina Potion to "avoid" any damage on your character when the
    Dark Genie casts that seemingly unavoidable attack. Although you'll still get
    knocked down, you'll lose no HP points.
    
    -= Thanks to tempt amn and Kevin for both of their contributions of the above
    tip =-
    
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Phase Three:
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    With his head defeated the Dark Genie shifts to his final form which looks
    like a big insect of some type.  He also summons to demonic looking guards
    to fight at his side in this final stage of the battle.  This phase of the
    battle can be fought using a couple of different strategies.  You can kill
    the two guards which will make the Dark Genie open his mouth and expose an
    orb that you have to target to damage this final form.  If you don't kill
    the guards he WILL randomly open his mouth to expose the vulnerable area,
    giving you the chance you need to defeat him.  The attacks he uses in this
    form are the deadliest you've ever encountered.  The first is a powerful
    beam of energy that tracks you across the screen.  To dodge the attack run
    in a circle away from the beam and then towards the side of his body.  If
    this doesn't work you will take a large amount of damage, although one hit
    won't be enough to kill you at this point you will be severely injured and
    knocked to the ground.  If this happens, you should have a premium chicken
    in one of the active item slots and use it as soon as you get back to your
    feet, if you don't time this correctly and the beam is still active you will
    die, no character can take two hits from this attack.  The other attack this
    form uses are waves of power that travels over the ground, he seems to only
    use this attack after you hit the gem inside his mouth and it can be dodged
    fairly easily.  This form may give you some problems and should not be taken
    lightly.  I would recommend having at least nine premium chickens in the
    active item slot just in case you have problems dodging the beam attack and
    have a few stand-in powders and revive powders in case your chosen fighter
    goes down during the battle.
    
    Additional Help
    ================
    
    The dark genie is pretty hard. He has an attack were he sticks his hand in
    the ground and it pops up under you. Just run and avoid it., then come back
    and hack at the exposed hand.. there are two ways you can go about. Either
    don't give Toan's sword an attribute so that you hurt him. Otherwise the
    attack has no effect. Or....as the hand is popping up take a quick glance at
    the color of the gem on the hand then quickly change your weapons attribute
    to that color. This method inflicts more damage but you have to be quick. He
    has another attack were he flaps his wings and you get hurt by the gust . I
    have yet to find a way to avoid it. When your done with that form he changes
    into something else and has some kind of death ray that kills you with one
    shot.
    
    -= Thanks to IEtErNaLArkI =-
    
    
    
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    These items listed are items that I HAVE found in the game personally. Items
    will be added on as I progress through the adventure. I may not get all of
    them, so may god (or you) help me if he/you will. They will be divided into
    categories for convenient purposes. It should be much better than a cluttered
    item list.
    
    
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          |  ATTACHMENTS    | DESCRIPTION                                 |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Thunder        | Thunder attribute added to weapon.          |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Fire           | Fire attribute added to weapon.             |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Ice            | Ice attribute added to weapon.              |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Wind           | Wind attribute added to weapon.             |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Holy           | Holy attribute added to weapon.             |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Attack+1,2,3   | Adds X number of characteristics to weapon. |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Endurance+1,2,3| Adds X number of characteristics to weapon. |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Speed+1,2,3    | Adds X number of characteristics to weapon. |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Magic P.+1,2,3 | Adds X number of characteristics to weapons.|
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Garnet         | A gem that can be attached to a weapon.     |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Pearl          | A gem that can be attached to a weapon.     |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Aquamarine     | A gem that can be attached to a weapon.     |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Topaz          | A gem that can be attached to a weapon.     |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Opal           | A gem that can be attached to a weapon.     |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Diamond        | A gem that can be attached to a weapon.     |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Ruby           | A gem that can be attached to a weapon.     |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Amethyst       | A gem that can be attached to a weapon.     |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Emerald        | A gem that can be attached to a weapon.     |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Sapphire       | A gem that can be attached to a weapon.     |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Peridot        | A gem that can be attached to a weapon.     |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Turquoise      | A gem that can be attached to a weapon.     |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Sun            | A unique gem attachment for weapons.        |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Undead Buster  | More effective to Undead type enemies.      |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Stone Breaker  | More effective to Stone type enemies.       |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Sky Hunter     | More effective to Flying type enemies.      |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Mage Slayer    | More effective to Mage type enemies.        |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Mimic Buster   | More effective to Mimic type enemies.       |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Dino Slayer    | More effective to Dino type enemies.        |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Dragon Slayer  | More effective to Dragon type enemies.      |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Plant Buster   | More effective to Plant type enemies.       |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
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          |  FOOD TYPES     | DESCRIPTION                                 |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Bread          | Restores a small amount of health.          |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Cheese         | Restores a moderate amount of health.       |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Premium Chicken| Restores all lost health.                   |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Soap           | Cleanses the body of sticky stuff.          |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Mellow Banana  | Recovers HP, but will dehydrate character.  |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Fruit of Eden  | Increases the max HP by X number of points. |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Candy          | Given to you by Claude.                     |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Antidote Drink | Purifies the body of Poison status.         |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Stamina Drink  | Raises power. It gradually increases.       |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Regular Water  | Quenches some of the Thirst Meter.          |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Tasty Water    | Quenches a majority of the Thirst Meter.    |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Premium Water  | Quenches the Thirst Meter completely.       |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Mighty Healing | Heals all conditions.                       |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
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          |  STAT INCREASE  | DESCRIPTION                                 |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Fluffy Doughnut| Toan's fav. food. Increases Toan's defense. |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Fish Candy     | Xiao's fav. food. Increases Xiao's defense. |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Grass Cake     | Goro's fav. food. Increases Goro's defense. |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Witch Parfait  | Ruby's fav. food. Increases Ruby's defense. |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Scorpion Jerky | Ungaga's fav. food. Increases his defense.  |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Carrot Cookie  | Osmond's fav. food. Increases his defense.  |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
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          |  THROW ITEMS    | DESCRIPTION                                 |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Bomb           | Explodes major damage to the enemy.         |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Stone          | Inflicts a small amount of damage to enemy. |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Lightning Gem  | Lightning-based attack to enemy.            |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Inferno Gem    | Fire-based attack to the enemy.             |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Blizzard Gem   | Ice-based attack to the enemy.              |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  WhirlWind Gem  | Wind-based attack to the enemy.             |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Sacred Gem     | Holy-based attack to the enemy.             |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Throbbin Cherry| Fruit that allows time to be stopped.       |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Poisonous Apple| Afflicts poison status if thrown to enemy.  |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Bomb Nuts      | Explodes major damage to the enemy.         |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Gooey Peach    | Afflicts Gooey status if thrown to enemy.   |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
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           _______________________________________________________________
          |  POWDERS        | DESCRIPTION                                 |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Repair Powder  | Repairs worn-out weapons to new.            |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Auto-Repair    | Automatically repair weapons about to break.|
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Revival Powder | Revives fallen characters.                  |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  PowerUp Powder | Powers up weapon's grade.                   |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Escape Powder  | Escape from dungeons.                       |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Stand-in Powder| Choose alternate ally over fallen character.|
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
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           _______________________________________________________________
          |  FISHING ITEMS  | DESCRIPTION                                 |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Fishing Rod    | Given to you by Alnet to go fishing.        |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Prickly        | First fishing bait that Toan can get.       |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Petite Fish    | Fish bait that can be found in dungeons.    |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Mimi           | Fish bait that can be found in dungeons.    |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Minon          | Fish bait that can be found in dungeons.    |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Potato Cake    | Fish bait that can be found in dungeons.    |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Carrot         | Fish bait that can be found in dungeons.    |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Battan         | Fish bait that can be found in dungeons.    |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
           \_____________________________________________________________/
    
    
    
           _______________________________________________________________
          |  DUNGEON KEYS   | DESCRIPTION                                 |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Cave Key       | Unlocks the doors to the Divine Beast Cave. |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Dran's Crest   | Opens floor doors to the Divine Beast Cave. |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Bone Key       | Unlock special doors in some dungeon floors.|
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Horned Key     | Key to unlock Dran's chamber.               |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Pointy Chestnut| One of three keys in Wise Owl Forest.       |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Red Berry      | One of three keys in Wise Owl Forest.       |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Shiny Stone    | One of three keys in Wise Owl Forest.       |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Mustache Key   | Unlock special doors in some dungeon floors.|
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Hook           | Acts as a pulley to the next deck.          |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  ShipCabin Key  | Unlock special doors in some dungeon floors.|
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  King's Slate   | Opens door to next level in Sun&Moon Temple.|
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Stone Key      | Unlock special doors in some dungeon floors.|
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Gunpowder      | Allows you to fire the cannons on the moon. |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Handle         | Used to lower bridges on the moon sea.      |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Clock Hands    | Allows you to activate the clock faces.     |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Pitchdark Key  | Opens locked doors in the Gallery of Time.  |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Black Knight C.| Opens door to next level in Demon Shaft.    |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Silver Key     | Opens locked gates in the Demon Shaft.      |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
           \_____________________________________________________________/
    
    
    
           _______________________________________________________________
          |  KEY ITEMS      | DESCRIPTION                                 |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Changing Potion| Used to change Xiao into a human-cat.       |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Moon Grass Seed| Used to make a plant grow in a special area.|
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Music Box Key  | Used to unlock the Music Box in Shipwreck.  |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Ointment Leaf  | Can make a cure-all medicine from this item.|
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Foundation     | Works like facial cream for girls.          |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Clay Doll      | An rare antique clay doll.                  |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
           \_____________________________________________________________/
    
    
    
           _______________________________________________________________
          |  BACKFLOOR ITEMS| DESCRIPTION                                 |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Tram Oil       | Lubricates the rusted trams to the back.    |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Sun Dew        | Accelerates a plant's growth.               |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Flapping Fish  | Lures the "master" to the surface.          |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Secret Path Key| Opens the path for the coffin to travel.    |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Bravery Launch | Allows you to take a leap on the moon.      |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Flapping Duster| Allows access to back levels in Gallery.    |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Crystal Eye    | Allows access to back levels in Demon Shaft.|
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
           \_____________________________________________________________/
    
    
    
           _______________________________________________________________
          |  MISCELLANEOUS  | DESCRIPTION                                 |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Dran's Feather | Fast movement that eventually wears off.    |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Treasure Key   | Actually, a key for treasure chests.        |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Manual         | Given to you by the Fairy King. Tutorals.   |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Pocket         | Increases number of items stored in pouch.  |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Gourd          | Increases max value of Thirst Meter.        |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Gold Buillon   | Item price no change.                       |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Antidote Amulet| Prevents poison status for a while.         |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  A.F. Amulet    | Prevents freeze status for a while.         |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  A.G. Amulet    | Prevents gooey status for a while.          |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  A.C. Amulet    | Prevents curse status for a while.          |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Ice Block      | Refridgerates fish to prevent spoiling.     |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
          |  Rotten Fish    | Any ideas on what this does?                |
          | --------------- |-------------------------------------------- |
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     | |    | |              09.   M I S C E L L A N E O U S              | |
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                                     TIPS & TRICKS
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    This is just a hodgepodge of various contributions from readers. They range
    from helpful to zany stuff. Enjoy.
    
    
    - Can't find the key item you're looking for? You should usually find them
      in dungeons or dropped by bosses. They can also be give to you by swell
      villagers. Re-enter dungeons to find different items and stuff. Since it
      is randomized, the treasures should be different.
    
    - After you rebuild a house in each village, the house will provide chests
      that contain useful, if not valuable, items that can help you a lot in
      the current dungeons. Every time you return from the dungeon, the chests
      will reappear when you've emptied them prior to that. Each time it will
      contain a nice item such as a Gourd.
    
    - When you come across a large treasure chest and you don't have the chest
      key to unlock it safely, you can always guess the trap.  You'll be given
      three possible traps: Poison, Explosion, and Curse.  The majority of the
      time, the trap will either be poison or a curse. If you guess the trap
      successfully, not only will you avoid the trap, you'll also receive nice
      prizes.
    
    
    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Trade stuff (I'm not sure on most the names, bear with me): After you   ~*
    *~ complete CousCous's house in Matataki, tell it that you'd like some of  ~*
    *~ it's candy. It will give you the lollipop. Give the lollipop to..umm..  ~*
    *~ that guy who lives with the little girl in white fur (in Matataki.) and ~*
    *~ he'll give you the Ointment Leaf. Give that to the guy in Queens that   ~*
    *~ owns the place where you store stuff, and he'll give you the Foundation.~*
    *~ Give the Foundation to the guy in Muska Lacka who thinks he's handsome, ~*
    *~ and he gives you the Clay Doll. Give that to one of the moon people     ~*
    *~ outside in Yellow Drops, and you get the Sun! It's a badass jewel that  ~*
    *~ goes on a weapon. Increases most if not all stats by a lot.             ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Xiao and Osmond's attacks: Dunno if these two have powerup attacks or   ~*
    *~ not. Osmond certainly doesn't. His machine guns are worthless but his   ~*
    *~ lasers are great!                                                       ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Much thanks to Jon9John for these useful information.                   ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Just a quick thing I noticed.  In the Divine Beast Cave, once you guess ~*
    *~ the trap on the large weapon chests, all other large chests you run     ~*
    *~ across on that trip through the dungeon will have the same trap.  One   ~*
    *~ trip through the cave netted me ten weapons, and every chest was a curse~*
    *~ trap.  I'm not sure if this works through later areas, but it seems     ~*
    *~ logical that it might.                                                  ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Thanks to kmathis2                                                      ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Ok this trick is one I just found out about.  What you need to perform  ~*
    *~ this trick is Goro, and the Big Bucks Hammer for Goro, and about 5-7K   ~*
    *~ Gilda.  Ok what you do is you go to the Wise Owl Forest and you know    ~*
    *~ those little trolls with the names of the week, well sometimes when they~*
    *~ hit you they take a lot of money. What you do is you let one of them hit~*
    *~ you (near a water fall or with lots of healers), and if it says its     ~*
    *~ stolen your money, you just kill the thing with the hammer.  You should ~*
    *~ get double the money you had stolen cause the big bucks hammer does     ~*
    *~ that I've gotten up to 50 Gil just from this trick :)                   ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Thanks to Chris Kramchuck                                               ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ If your just beginning, remember the mayor trick, he refills your bag,  ~*
    *~ but why rely on just getting them between dungeon romps.  Visit him,    ~*
    *~ get the items, step away, use the one's you can (water, repair powder,  ~*
    *~ etc.) and step over  and refill your bag, step away and do it again,    ~*
    *~ until there is nothing you  still need repaired, and your thirst is     ~*
    *~ quenched.                                                               ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ If you get Tram Oil and easily defeat the monsters in the back room,    ~*
    *~ don't waste the Abs, clear it, come out, and immediately take the tram  ~*
    *~ back in, and clear it again.  No additional chests but I made 2         ~*
    *~ synthstones that way on level 3 of Divine Beast Cave alone.             ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Note:  Synthstones are interchangeable, sword synthstones can be placed ~*
    *~ on slingshots, hammers, rings, etc. and vice versa so synth what's      ~*
    *~ easiest for you and add it to a weapon you don't like to use often, but ~*
    *~ need beefed-up.                                                         ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ And like everyone else has already mentioned, get used to fishing, GEMS ~*
    *~ are your friends, and even us boys like Dark Cloud Diamonds!            ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Submitted by Steven Bernard                                             ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ However, I would like to clear up what one of your contributors have    ~*
    *~ added at the end of the walkthrough about the game not recognizing more ~*
    *~ than one status, i.e. poison,stamina,curse. What I have discovered is   ~*
    *~ that if a player is poisoned and you drink a stamina drink, you will    ~*
    *~ continue to suffer from the poisons effect. Now if a player is poisoned ~*
    *~ and walks over a magic circle and is "Pumped with Energy", after the    ~*
    *~ stamina effect wears off so will the poison. I have done this once when ~*
    *~ I was poisoned and had no antidote, so I ran for the rejuvenating       ~*
    *~ waterfall and was pumped going over a circle and waited it out in the   ~*
    *~ pool. I watched the poison continue its effect, and once the stamina    ~*
    *~ had worn off, so did the poison.                                        ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Thanks to faceless creation                                             ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Those little blue and red circles that give you random things like "abs ~*
    *~ of equipped weapon is full" or "status of equipped weapon changed"      ~*
    *~ (( ack how I dread that one)) well, if you want a 99% sure chance of    ~*
    *~ getting "pumped with energy" every time, before you run into the circle,~*
    *~ equip your default weapon, such as Toans "Dagger", and then run in. 99% ~*
    *~ of the time ( I say 99 because I am not 100 percent sure, but so far I  ~*
    *~ have never gotten anything else ) you will get your character "pumped   ~*
    *~ with energy". this works at any circle thingie anywhere in the game.    ~*
    *~ Also it seems that if you walk into a circle with a weapon that has     ~*
    *~ "big bucks" on it ( preferably big bucks hammer) you have a much much   ~*
    *~ better chance of getting "funds increased a little"(aka double money).  ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Thanks to Sports4128                                                    ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ When it comes down to quench and thirst I find it better to have thirst,~*
    *~ I have been able to go through 12 floors without springs and without    ~*
    *~ using a single water on my main character simply from killing enemies   ~*
    *~ and gaining that 1 point afterwards.  I love it.  It kind of fits me    ~*
    *~ personally anyway because I am always thirsty.  Go figure.  But anyway. ~*
    *~ I have a Chronicle Sword with max stats that has big bucks, steal,      ~*
    *~ critical, stop, thirst, and durable and I couldn't be happier. It's only~*
    *~ level 9 too.  And as for Osmond.  I guess I'll be the first one to admit~*
    *~ that I love the guy.  He is great to switch to when an enemy gets a     ~*
    *~ lucky hit in and kills your main character.  Since he has the ability to~*
    *~ fly over chasms.  Including the ones you use Xiao to jump over.  He can ~*
    *~ easily run away and shoot at the same time to put some distance between ~*
    *~ you and the enemy. I once died in the Moon Sea at the hands of 2 of the ~*
    *~ golem types and the weird bug cannon thingy and switched to Osmond.  I  ~*
    *~ had a simple Jackal, no attachments or level ups and I killed both golem~*
    *~ types and the bug.  It only took 3 repair powders.  And they dropped 120~*
    *~ gilda all together.  I just doubled my profit.  Attack and move at the  ~*
    *~ same time.  Ability to cross over chasms and jump points.  Multi-hit    ~*
    *~ capabilities.  He makes xiao obsolete for me.  I only use the other     ~*
    *~ characters for opening doors now.  So osmond is a welcome addition for  ~*
    *~ me.  Well I guess that is about it.                                     ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Thanks to Master Oberon                                                 ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ For all the potato cakes you might want...go to the back part of first  ~*
    *~ floor in moon sea dungeon with xiao equipped with bandit slingshot....  ~*
    *~ moon diggers are all that's there with potato cakes to steal,  you can  ~*
    *~ hit them with her even when they are still in the ground.  went through ~*
    *~ there three times and stole at least 12.                                ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Thanks to Calvin Mills                                                  ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Toan:  the best defense is a good offense.  Run up (don't even          ~*
    *~ necessarily lock on, it slows you down a bit), getting out of the way if~*
    *~ they shoot at you, and smack 'em before they finish rearing back to     ~*
    *~ swing at you.  Toan has the shortest delay from when you press the      ~*
    *~ button to when he swings.                                               ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Xiao:  Shoot the flyers with her.  Also use her or Ruby against moles.  ~*
    *~ Remember that shooters' weapons degrade with each shot, but they don't  ~*
    *~ degrade more against tough-hided monsters.  Against enemy shooters, lock~*
    *~ on, wait for the enemy to shoot, *then* sidestep and return fire.  (Only~*
    *~ against cannon and moon crescents should you shoot first, dodge second, ~*
    *~ shoot third.)  Status Break her spare Bandit Slingshots and distribute  ~*
    *~ them widely, especially to Ruby (unless she already has a status broken ~*
    *~ Bandit Ring) because you often get nice things like fruits (bait!).     ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Goro:  The block button is your friend--but there are some things you   ~*
    *~ can't block.  You have to anticipate most opponents' moves with Goro. If~*
    *~ you aren't good with him, Status Break someone else's spare weapons and ~*
    *~ Upgrade them into his.                                                  ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Ruby:  Don't tap the button too hard if you want to shoot and dodge; if ~*
    *~ you tap it hard, even quite briefly, it will still be a slow underhand  ~*
    *~ toss rather than the fast backhand shot.  Pay special attention to what ~*
    *~ element a monster is vulnerable to, as it radically increases her       ~*
    *~ damage. (Saves on repair powder too, at the expense of more time in the ~*
    *~ Weapon menu.) Status Break her Bandit Rings if you haven't status       ~*
    *~ broken enough bandit slingshots; I think your chance of theft is per    ~*
    *~ hit, not per monster, so giving them to the shooters helps your cash    ~*
    *~ and bait revenues the most.                                             ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Ungaga:  This guy has reach!  You may have to lock on to hit with his   ~*
    *~ first swing because it's straight down, but it also hits directly       ~*
    *~ behind you; the second and third swings are wide slashes that may hit   ~*
    *~ several monsters even more easily than with Toan.  Keep an Auto-Repair  ~*
    *~ powder in an active slot if you do this, though.                        ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Osmond:  Buy him a better gun, and take him back to the bottom of the   ~*
    *~ Shipwreck to level it up.  Fortunately, you don't need him to win the   ~*
    *~ boss fight, unlike all the other allies, but there are Osmond-only      ~*
    *~ levels. Osmond is good if you want to turn thrown items into Additions, ~*
    *~ since his individual shots do so little damage.                         ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Thanks to Keith Polivka-Rohrer                                          ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
    
    
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                                     FISHING TIPS
                                  ###################
    
    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ When fishing wait until the Bobber ( red and white ball on string) goes ~*
    *~ COMPLETELY underwater, then press x once, The fish is hooked and caught.~*
    *~ There is no need to bash the X button, once hooked the fish is          ~*
    *~ automatically reeled in.                                                ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ The waterfall in Matataki Village has a rare fish, the Mardan Garayan   ~*
    *~ mentioned by Dike.  At night I caught this fish with a poison apple as  ~*
    *~ bait!                                                                   ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ And you can upgrade weapons to the weapons that are sold for FP,        ~*
    *~ however those weapons make great synthspheres.                          ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Thanks to Chris Stein                                                   ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ When the fish starts to nibble on your bait, NEVER try to reel it in or,~*
    *~ 9 times out of 10, you'll lose your bait.  What you do is wait patiently~*
    *~ until the bobber goes underneath the water's surface, which is when you ~*
    *~ hit the X button to pull the line in.  If done correctly, you'll pull in~*
    *~ the fish, with no "mashing" required.  If you fail, there's about a 50% ~*
    *~ chance (depending on the bait) of losing your bait. (Whereupon you go   ~*
    *~ buy more)                                                               ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Thanks to Kathy Melnikoff                                               ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Its really simple, when you fish, you see the floater shake in the water~*
    *~ when a fish nibbles on the bait, but the problem is telling when the    ~*
    *~ fish actually has it's mouth around it.                                 ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ All you have to do, is to look at the floater. When the fish bites the  ~*
    *~ bait, you will see the floater dive suddenly, and that's when you press ~*
    *~ X to hook it. It's really the only time the floater is completely       ~*
    *~ underwater, so it's pretty easy to tell.                                ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Now that I found that trick, I get a fish every time and I haven't lost ~*
    *~ a bait since.                                                           ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ That's it. Good fishing.                                                ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Thanks to Simon Chicoine                                                ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ 1. Equipping the Maradan Eins sword (worth 2500 fishing points - it's a ~*
    *~ lot, I know) will increase the chance of getting the rare Maradan       ~*
    *~ Garayan fish. Upgrading it to Maradan Twei and then Arise Maradan       ~*
    *~ increases this further. Once you have Arise Maradan, you will also get  ~*
    *~ more (and larger) Maradan Garayans and Baron Garayans. I recently caught~*
    *~ a 185 cm Baron Garayan - worth 723 fishing points! In upgrading the     ~*
    *~ Maradian Twei (and Arise Maradan)you don't need to put any attachments  ~*
    *~ onto the sword; merely upgrading it three times will cause it to be     ~*
    *~ ready for buildup. The Arise Maradan is also one of the most powerful   ~*
    *~ swords in the game, comparable to the Sword of Zeus or the Chronicle    ~*
    *~ sword. It can do up to 400 HP of damage per swing!                      ~*
    *~ 2. Speaking of the Baron Garayan, I've heard rumors it can be caught in ~*
    *~ the morning with the Arise Maradan equipped. So far, I have not been    ~*
    *~ able to duplicate this. Again, you'll know a Baron because it is always ~*
    *~ a large fish accompanied by three very small fish.                      ~*
    *~ 3. The point value of a fish depends on two things: 1. What type of fish~*
    *~ it is, and 2. its size. Example: The Niler (Norune/Peanut ponds,) which ~*
    *~ only gets to be about 50-70 cm in length, is worth more than the Nonky, ~*
    *~ which ranges in size from 75-120 cm. However the highest point value    ~*
    *~ fish, the Baron Garayan, the Mardan Garayan and the Umadakaura tend to  ~*
    *~ be the largest in their respective areas. (Adrenaline - on your FAQs in ~*
    *~ the e-mailed in section it says the Maradan Garayan is worth 250 points.~*
    *~ This is only if it about 120 cm in length.)Another small fish worth a   ~*
    *~ lot: The Piccoly (Queens docks.)                                        ~*
    *~ 4. I have discovered that the Umakaduka can be caught by the sign in    ~*
    *~ Peanut pond. However, it's still available only mid-afternoon. Unlike   ~*
    *~ other fish, this one seems to have feet and look something like an      ~*
    *~ aardvark.                                                               ~*
    *~ 5. Fish you want to avoid: a. The Bon  (Queens docks) This is a gray    ~*
    *~ spherical fish. The biggest one I've caught was 90 cm and worth 12      ~*
    *~ points. Most of the time, it's 60 cm and 5 points or so - and Evys      ~*
    *~ (which it responds to) are expensive! Unfortunately, several other fish ~*
    *~ respond to the Evy, so you don't know what you're going to get until    ~*
    *~ you pull it up. b. Nonky (Peanut pond/Waterfalls/Norune pond) Another   ~*
    *~ big fish worth very little. It is a dark golden brown color. The largest~*
    *~ I've caught is 133 cm, and worth a mere 15 points.                      ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Thanks to Quamp                                                         ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
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    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ No generalization is true, including this one.  The game certainly has a~*
    *~ LOT of variables, but here's how I managed to get 3 Baron Garyans in 8  ~*
    *~ minutes.                                                                ~*
    *~ CIRCUMSTANCE:  First playthrough of the game, all of the way finished   ~*
    *~ with Gallery of Time, except for Dark Genie battle.  I had the second   ~*
    *~ iteration of the Mardan sword equipped, the Mardan Twei, which I        ~*
    *~ managed to upgrade after catching a paltry 10 Mardans.  I never used    ~*
    *~ the sword or upgraded it.  However, after 3 Barons and at least two     ~*
    *~ other Mardans, I still haven't managed to get to Arise Mardan.          ~*
    *~ WHEN:  IMMEDIATELY following the announcement of Dusk.  Be standing at  ~*
    *~ the fishing sign.                                                       ~*
    *~ WHERE:  Oasis of Muska Lacka (or Racka, for those of you speaking       ~*
    *~ Engrish).                                                               ~*
    *~ HOW:  Stand facing the fishing sign such that your vantage point looks  ~*
    *~ into the oasis.  All fishin' holes in the game have a starting point    ~*
    *~ for the fish to be generated.  Watch as the fish are generated.  The    ~*
    *~ Baron Garyan is the largest fish in the game, and its graphic is        ~*
    *~ proportional to its size even underwater.  You can tell just by         ~*
    *~ looking!  If none of the fish look big, quit and try again; this way,   ~*
    *~ you can check the pond about 30 times in one dusk cycle.  But even if   ~*
    *~ your eyes deceive you, here's what you do to verify the Baron:  use a   ~*
    *~ Minon as bait and see if the BIG fish bites.  If not, you've got a      ~*
    *~ Baron.  Use the Potato Cake next.  I got lucky and haven't lost a       ~*
    *~ single bait to these yet, and all three I managed to get were over      ~*
    *~ 150cm, for a grand total of 2100+ points. Some FAQs are claiming        ~*
    *~ lengths well in excess of 200cm, so you shouldn't have much trouble     ~*
    *~ distinguishing Barons from the next largest fish in the pond, the Dem.  ~*
    *~ My record Dem is about 169cm, so they can be confusing.  GOOD LUCK!  I  ~*
    *~ won't tell you what the Baron looks like, but Hef would appreciate.     ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Thanks to Jason                                                         ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
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                                  WEAPON-BUILDING TIPS
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    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ I have a trick to let anybody upgrade their weapon much faster. What you~*
    *~ do is save it, upgrade your weapon either way by using Abs or Upgrade   ~*
    *~ Powder, and upgrade. If you don't get a x2 the next Customize, just     ~*
    *~ reset it and do it again until you do. This may take a while - 10 tries ~*
    *~ average for me - but it's worth it, especially when your gonna use      ~*
    *~ something like a diamond.                                               ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Thanks to R. Jou                                                        ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ One of your posters suggested that the use of SynthSpheres is not a good~*
    *~ way to upgrade weapons. I must disagree. It's a great way, if you have  ~*
    *~ the time, patience, and know-how.                                       ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Say, for example, you want to get Goro's Inferno maxed out, but, like   ~*
    *~ me, you built it up as soon as you could and now have about 150  or so  ~*
    *~ points to gain, just in the AT stat. OK, it has four slots for          ~*
    *~ attachments, so you could gain (at 5 points of AT per gem, not counting ~*
    *~ the Sun Gem or x2 slots) a maximum of 20 points per upgrade, and not    ~*
    *~ gain any special abilities in doing so. It would take you 8 upgrades to ~*
    *~ max it's AT, and you wouldn't make any progress elsewhere (except for   ~*
    *~ the one or two elements and the few "busters" that the gems can         ~*
    *~ enhance)! Seeing how the upgrade cost for weapons like the Inferno      ~*
    *~ increase so dramatically, you wouldn't make it very far before having to~*
    *~ use several trips through a dungeon just to upgrade it once! OR...      ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ You could build up weapons with special abilities (using the switch     ~*
    *~ trick works really well with this, esp. in the Sun & Moon Temple and the~*
    *~ Shipwreck dungeons), status break them, and add them to other paltry    ~*
    *~ weapons, such as Last Judgment, as you upgrade it to a status break,    ~*
    *~ thereby increasing their stats and giving them the special abilities to ~*
    *~ be added into the main weapon later. If you work this way, which takes a~*
    *~ lot of time (I won't lie), you gain the added benefit of max-ing out    ~*
    *~ weapons much faster than normal. Think of the SynthSphere as a big gem. ~*
    *~ As a point, I will say that my Inferno's AT went from 199 to 272, it's  ~*
    *~ MP went to 189, PLUS it now has Quench, Steal, and Poison. That was JUST~*
    *~ the SynthSphere from the aforementioned Last Judgment...no other        ~*
    *~ attachments included. Not bad, eh? I wanna see a gem do that! Here's    ~*
    *~ another example: My Chronicle Sword has only been through 3 upgrades. It~*
    *~ has used 2 SynthSphere attachments. It is completely maxed out, and it  ~*
    *~ has the abilities Quench, Steal, Stop, and Critical.                    ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ A few quick pointers for doing this style of upgrade:                   ~*
    *~ 1.     Do not waste gems on the weapons you are going to status break   ~*
    *~ (either the main weapon or the subsequent "special ability" weapons).   ~*
    *~ Instead, use all the extra little things you have, like AT+1 and AT+2,  ~*
    *~ or the regular "busters" to free up your inventory. I do recommend using~*
    *~ something in them when they upgrade so you get more power from the      ~*
    *~ SynthSphere, but certainly not hard-earned gems. Use them along with the~*
    *~ Spheres in the main weapon.                                             ~*
    *~ 2.     Do not waste a SynthSphere unless necessary. If a SynthSphere    ~*
    *~ maxes one of your weapons stats, great. But before you upgrade the      ~*
    *~ Sphere into the weapon, make sure that you are getting the most out of  ~*
    *~ it. Throw it into another weapon and do some math to see if it is giving~*
    *~ you all that it can. You are spending the time to do this, so make sure ~*
    *~ you try to get every last point that you can.                           ~*
    *~ 3.     Make sure you already have a strong weapon, and then switch off  ~*
    *~ weapons for ABS. It is so much faster this way, plus it eats up less    ~*
    *~ repair powder.                                                          ~*
    *~ 4. I STRONGLY recommend that you do this on the 17th level of the Sun & ~*
    *~ Moon Temple, for 3 reasons:                                             ~*
    *~      a) If you can get your grubby paws on a Secret Passage Key while   ~*
    *~         dinking around in there, you can start gaining 192 ABS points   ~*
    *~         per trip through the Back Route (which ALWAYS has 8 Blue Dragons~*
    *~         worth 24 points each). The regular floor isn't that bad either, ~*
    *~         offering Steel Giants and Blue Dragons at 12 points each, Dunes ~*
    *~         at 10, and King Mimics at 15.                                   ~*
    *~      b) You can find stronger weapons (such as Last Judgment or Crystal ~*
    *~         Ring) on the floor in the large chests that you can use for     ~*
    *~         status breaking. The floor usually has at least two Weapon      ~*
    *~         Chests each time you go through. One of these will be a King    ~*
    *~         Mimic (I have yet to get two weapons in one trip). Sometimes you~*
    *~         get nothing, but that's the way it goes.                        ~*
    *~      c) You have a chance of getting the 5ft. Nail, which is the only   ~*
    *~         thing I have seen with Critical, which is well worth the effort ~*
    *~         in putting on your best weapons.                                ~*
    *~ 5.    You don't have to have a weapon with a special ability to put into~*
    *~ the secondary weapon. You can use something else, like a Battle Ax, to  ~*
    *~ increase it's stats so that more comes from it when you put it on your  ~*
    *~ main weapon.                                                            ~*
    *~ 6.     Bring LOTS of repair powder into the Sun & Moon Temple. You might~*
    *~ need it if your killing weapon isn't strong enough. And don't let your  ~*
    *~ weapons break for cryin' out loud! You will never forgive yourself (and ~*
    *~ no, I am not speaking from experience here). I just believe that a TV   ~*
    *~ might have a PS2 controller imbedded in it if my 1-2 hour or so long    ~*
    *~ project suddenly snapped on me!                                         ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Quick overview just as a recap. Upgrade Special Ability weapons and     ~*
    *~ status break them into stronger weapons. Upgrade the stronger weapons   ~*
    *~ (as you are adding to them) and status break them into the main weapon. ~*
    *~ This way, things will max out for you much faster than usual, plus you  ~*
    *~ will need fewer upgrades to do it and gain abilities to boot. Some      ~*
    *~ abilities you may want, such as Drain, might require you to build up the~*
    *~ other weapons for them. Just use the flowcharts Adrenaline and Azaroth  ~*
    *~ provided for us (Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou! It has made my life  ~*
    *~ so much easier!).                                                       ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Another thing...I don't think that the Mardan Eins builds up EXACTLY as ~*
    *~ mentioned. I know that I have caught many, many Mardans and the thing   ~*
    *~ still won't build...at least not after I first bought it. This is just a~*
    *~ thought, and I cannot tell you for certain, but I think that you have to~*
    *~ catch the requisite fish AFTER getting the sword for it to upgrade. I   ~*
    *~ had been fishing for a long time, catching every Garayan fish that I can~*
    *~ (I have a Baron that measured 233cm...864 points for that sucka!), and I~*
    *~ decided to get the sword for the heck of it, but it would not upgrade. I~*
    *~ am almost positive I had caught more than 25 Mardans, but, like I said, ~*
    *~ I cannot be certain.                                                    ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Last little tip: If you want to get a special ability into a weapon, but~*
    *~ the weapon that has it also has a defect, you must first add the counter~*
    *~ to the defect into the weapon you want to get the ability onto. For     ~*
    *~ example, if you put a Kitchen Knife SynthSphere onto a Sandbreaker, it  ~*
    *~ will remove Thirst, but if you upgrade the Kitchen Knife into the       ~*
    *~ Sandbreaker, Thirst will return. In the same way, if you build up the   ~*
    *~ Sandbreaker into the Antique Sword, then break the Antique Sword and put~*
    *~ it onto a weapon that already has Quench, Quench will disappear until   ~*
    *~ you upgrade the Antique Sword into it. Once you do that, Quench will    ~*
    *~ return, and you will gain Stop. Thirst just disappears.                 ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Thanks to Micheal Overby for this quite lengthy, but useful information.~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ I found a Quicker way to to get abs faster, go to the back area of level~*
    *~ 14 of the Shipwreck. In my journeys to that Back area all I have        ~*
    *~ encountered are Mask of Pranja which give you a crap load of abs (24 abs~*
    *~ a piece I beleieve)and there are usually about 3 gems or so scattered   ~*
    *~ around the map in Chests.  I have also found out different fishing holes~*
    *~ exchange different gems (the fishing area in Queens has aquamarine while~*
    *~ the oasis in Muska Laka (or raka major messup on sonys part) does not   ~*
    *~ have aquamarine...so not all fishing holes are the same.......          ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Thanks to ScottyJ                                                       ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Oh and here's a hint... although it might be obvious, I don't think that~*
    *~ it's stated.  Don't upgrade a synthsphere into a weapon until you're    ~*
    *~ ready to turn that weapon into a better synthsphere.  Then just switch  ~*
    *~ it off between teammates.  That only applies to the early game though,  ~*
    *~ like early Goro and Xiao limit zones and the like- makes them simple    ~*
    *~ enough.  Once you reach Shipwreck 14 you should be able to make multiple~*
    *~ lines, and won't have to switch between teammates.                      ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Thanks to <name withheld>                                               ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ About Build Up and Status Break:  Status Break the weapons that have    ~*
    *~ native special abilities (e.g. Bandit Slingshot/Ring): if you Build Up a~*
    *~ Bandit Slingshot, it loses the Steal ability.  But if you turn it into a~*
    *~ SynthSphere, and upgrade a weapon with it, the Steal from the           ~*
    *~ SynthSphere will stay even when you Build Up that other weapon.         ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Contrary to what the other ("name withheld") person seems to have said, ~*
    *~ NEVER upgrade a SynthSphere into a weapon you plan to Status Break, for ~*
    *~ the same reason you wouldn't upgrade such a weapon with a gem.  Status  ~*
    *~ Break the weapons separately, then upgrade the SynthSpheres into your   ~*
    *~ primary weapon one at a time.  The other way only gets you 36% (60% of  ~*
    *~ 60%) of the first weapon's stats, instead of 60%.                       ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Thanks to Keith Polivka-Rohrer                                          ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
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                                     GLITCHES/BUGS
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    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ This is just a little bit of information concerning the glitch of Muska ~*
    *~ Lacka (Racka). I have no idea how much you know about the Japanese      ~*
    *~ language so I might just be telling you something you already know.     ~*
    *~ There is no "L" in Japanese. However, "R"s can be pronounced as Ls.     ~*
    *~ Since this is the case, the translators probably meant for it to be     ~*
    *~ Lacka but made the mistake of using an R since that is what they need to~*
    *~ use to write it in Japanese.                                            ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Thanks to robyn                                                         ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
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    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Some cute misspellings in the game I've found:                          ~*
    *~ 1. In the Sun and Moon Temple, have Xiao equip Steve and face a Dune.   ~*
    *~ Steve will say, "Woah, where did he come from?"                         ~*
    *~ 2. In Moon craters, use the bravery launcher, and set it up at the      ~*
    *~ place. It will give you two options. The second one is "Whimp out."     ~*
    *~ 3. Journey from Queens to Muska Lacka via the "Go to other area" option ~*
    *~ in the menu. Muska Lacka suddenly becomes Muska Racka in the title      ~*
    *~ screen. I'm sure there are others in the game...                        ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ More thanks to Quamp                                                    ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ I dont know if you changed Toan's name or not but if you did in the Cut-~*
    *~ scene after you defeat the ice princess you get called Toan no matter   ~*
    *~ what your name is.                                                      ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Thanks to PhantomAcer                                                   ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Something very strange happened to me while in Shipwreck.  I was running~*
    *~ around, minding my own business, killing enemies, etc., when I got the  ~*
    *~ Map of the layer.  A hallway intersected with the corner of a large     ~*
    *~ room, something that had never happened before.  I thought this odd, so ~*
    *~ I investigated.  I had already cleared out the room, so I headed to the ~*
    *~ corner in the hallway.  When I got to the intersection, I fell through  ~*
    *~ the floor--and ended up walking on the pipes in the ceiling!  It was the~*
    *~ single strangest thing that has ever happened to me in a game (that I   ~*
    *~ can think of at the moment).  I tried walking off the pipes, which only ~*
    *~ worked in hallways, but I ended up going through the floor and back onto~*
    *~ the pipes no matter how many times I tried to fall off onto the floor.  ~*
    *~ When above a room, however, I could walk on thin air across the damn    ~*
    *~ room, from one side all the way to the other.  I had to reset and start ~*
    *~ the! layer over, which wasn't that big a deal, but still....            ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Just thought you might like to know about another bug in Dark Cloud...an~*
    *~ interesting tidbit.  ;o)                                                ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Thanks to Kris Walker for this funny glitch.                            ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ In the Sun Giant, if you do not assemble all the people and parts before~*
    *~ putting in the Sun Sphere, or Pez Sphere as Osmond calls it, there will ~*
    *~ be no event. This actually is unfair, for I missed the serious one's    ~*
    *~ event by assembling the Sun Sphere in place and then putting the serious~*
    *~ one in his slot.                                                        ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Thanks to Billy                                                         ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ I have an extraordinary glitch to report.  Well, two.  The first, was   ~*
    *~ one that has previously been reported already....the falling through    ~*
    *~ floors and such.  I too had to restart the game to correct this problem.~*
    *~ Now, for my favorite and most helpful glitch....I had beat the so called~*
    *~ Genie, or that rat, so I moved on to the Gallery of Time.  When I       ~*
    *~ completed my first level I had come out back into the castle part and   ~*
    *~ was frantically trying to find out where to lay my parts and all, only  ~*
    *~ to discover I was able to go to a place called the Demon Shaft.  My son ~*
    *~ walked in and said, "you finished the game!"  I told him, "no." I'm     ~*
    *~ trying to figure out where to put these parts together.                 ~*
    *~ Well, as time went on and reading your user guide, it is obvious that I ~*
    *~ somehow escaped the wrath of the real Dark Genie with a simple glitch.  ~*
    *~ Plus, I have no limited areas in the Gallery.  Looking back, I remember ~*
    *~ not saving my game after that rat business and all (standing at the     ~*
    *~ steps), and was freaking out because now I was in the first level of the~*
    *~ Gallery. I don't know if that has anything to do with it, or maybe it   ~*
    *~ was a reward of bravery or stupidity of not saving after 20min film and ~*
    *~ two duals. Just thought I would pass this on.  Happy playing all!       ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Thanks to Mellodee Griffith                                             ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ The first I'm not sure, since I don't spend much time in the back area  ~*
    *~ of Wiseowl Forest. It could be normal. It just dumped me out in the     ~*
    *~ middle of blackness, and I had to walk to the back area, which had no   ~*
    *~ entrance or exit. As said, you'd probably know on this one.  I just     ~*
    *~ don't find it profitable to go back there, so I wouldn't know- shipwreck~*
    *~ back areas are so much nicer.  =)                                       ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ This one is definately a glitch.  In the Moon Sea, there was a corridor ~*
    *~ and a room that wasn't connected to anything else.  When I walked next  ~*
    *~ to it, it looked like a glitchy hallway was there- but it looked more   ~*
    *~ like a jump point for Xiao (before gaining Osmond).  However, there was ~*
    *~ no exclamation mark, no jump point, no bridge, no anything.  It was just~*
    *~ a separate landmass.  And yes, I had to leave and come back to get two  ~*
    *~ pieces of atla that were stuck on that island.                          ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
    *~ Thanks to <name withheld>                                               ~*
    *~                                                                         ~*
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                          -+- Frequently Asked Questions -+-
    
    
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     Q: How do I give the cat the Changing Potion?
    
     A: I'd never thought this would be a frequently asked question, but hey,
        expect the unexpected. Just trigger the event in Toan's house. After the
        event, go to your so-called room on the second floor and an exclamation
        point should appear overhead with the cat on your bed. Whip out that
        Changing Potion and it should transform into Xiao. What's so hard about
        that?
    
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     Q: Where do I find the Fishing Rod?
    
     A: Complete Alnet's house and she will give it to you as a gift. Just don't
        tell Pike! =x
    
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     Q: How do I get Goro on my team?
    
     A: You can't recruit him immediately after you defeat him the first time. In
        order to add him to your team, you must first defeat the Killer Snake and
        bring the Bone Pendant to him. You will discover the whole story behind
        Goro and stuff, then he will join you on your quest. Killing the Killer
        Snake is another story...
    
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     Q: How do I kill that damned Killer Snake? I keep dying!
    
     A: This is pretty tricky. When you duel with it, you will die, no matter the
        hell what you do. It'll be a breeze once you know the secret. The secret
        is to use the SERPENT SWORD to kill the snake. Equip Toan with it and try
        and duel with it. You should be able to slay the hideous beast this time.
    
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     Q: How do I get the Serpent Sword?
    
     A: You can only get it by re-connecting the Rivers to Treant's water source.
        Then, when he is revived, use the Hunter Earrings to understand his
        gibberish. You will get the Serpent Sword from him. It won't break until
        it has completed its "mission".
    
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     Q: How do I open those friggin' doors with Ruby?
    
     A: As directed in the game,  switch to first-person view (R2) and shoot (X)
        directly at the crystal. If it doesn't open, it means that the elemental
        attribute  of  the magic doesn't  match that of the crystal.  Change the
        elemental attribute and try again. Notice the color of the gem. The color
        "red" symbolizes "fire" and "blue" symbolizes "ice", etc.
    
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     Q: What do I do with the Music Box?
    
     A: You don't do anything with it. You open it.  You open it with the Music
        Box Key. To get that, go to the fortune teller a second time and choose
        "Who was La Saia's lover?" You'll get a premonition of what seems to be
        Rando's shop. On the counter is a gleaming object. Go check it out. Then
        use the item on the music box.
    
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     Q: How do I beat Goro in that Duel? What's this "rotation" button?
    
     A: Simply press Up-Left simultaneously.
    
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     Q: I'm so cool! I found Candy in a treasure chest! Isn't that amazing?!
    
     A: I don't care, honestly, but if you have, it's a downright glitch in the
        game. It's not possible to have found it in a treasure chest.
    
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     Q: Do I really need so and so to complete the game?! I don't have enough
        of the Atla to rebuild a certain house so I could recruit so and so!
        Does this mean I just screwed myself over?! NOOO!!!
    
     A: Yes, sadly. There is a fixated number of each type of Atla on the levels
        that you need to build whomever's house that's needed to rebuilt. I've
        tested this out, but I'm a gullible person and may need the help of you
        English literate folks.
    
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     Q: Why won't Jibubu accept my grateful offering of the Foundation?! I've
        followed everything you said in the walkthrough!
    
     A: This is from Kevin D., who saved us the trouble and answered all our
        questions regarding Jibubu.
    
        Hey, alot of people said that Jibubu would not take the foundation. The
        same thing happened to me but before I gave him the foundation. Anyways,
        If you do not give him the foundation before you complete the town, or
        before you defeat the King's Curse he'll never go in his house. I don't
        know why but the prick won't go in his house.
    
        Thanks so much Kev.
    
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     Q: How and where do I get the Sun gem?
    
     A: You trade the Clay Doll at the Yellow Drops for this. You get the Clay
        Doll from Jibubu for giving him the Foundation, which you get from
        Baskar for the Ointment Leaf, which starts by receiving this item from
        Bunbuku for the Candy. Whew, convoluted much?
    
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     Q: I still can't change the cat into that ultimate cat warrior?! What am I
        doing wrong?
    
     A: OK! I've been getting this question too many times. First, complete his
        house. Next, stop by his barn. Then, go inside and trigger the event
        normally in his house.  The cat should be on Toan's bed waiting for you
        to change her afterwards. If this still doesn't work, the cat is stubborn
        as hell.
    
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     Q: I can't find a Flapping Duster! Help!
    
     A: There is a rumor circulating the boards that this is non-existent in the
        US release of Dark Cloud. I don't know the exact answer to this, but I
        infer this from the great number of e-mails I've been getting about it.
        I've been told that people have found Flapping Dusters in the import
        Version, but none in the US release. How Azaroth found one is beyond me.
        Go ask him.
    
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     Q: I don't understand how to upgrade weapons! I keep getting this "????"!
        What do I do?
    
     A: OK, first thing you'll notice in the Build-Up option, there will be a
        few rows labeled "????". The point is that the name of the weapon is
        unknown at the moment. Check the stats needed to be able to build it up.
        The stats indicated in red mean that that's what you need to power up.
        For example, the Power stat is marked in red.  Keep beefing it up with
        attachments until it's not marked in red anymore. Although, you won't
        know this until you UPGRADE IT into the weapon. Continue doing this to
        all that stats indicated in red until the name of the weapon becomes
        available. That's when you upgrade it to a different weapon. Was that
        simple enough for ya?
    
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     Q: How do I beat <insert stupid boss here>? I've been hacking at him for
        20 mins or longer and he ain't dyin'! What am I doing wrong? Is there
        something I'm supposed to do?
    
     A: This common problem most likely implies that your weapon isn't strong
        enough.  Therefore, you should take the time to build it up. For
        example, Dran, if you're doing 20 measly damage to him, you'll need
        to hook a rubber band to your controller and leave it on overnight
        before he dies. Catch my drift? Just build up your weapon and bosses
        will be cowering before you.
    
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    AdrenalineSL and Azaroth would like to thank the following for directly or
    indirectly contributing to the FAQ:
    
    Level 5 & Sony – For making/publishing the game.
    
    CJayC – For giving me (Adrenaline) the opportunity to allow my FAQ writing to
    take off to extreme heights.
    
    Azaroth – For helping Adrenaline finish the impossible.
    
    All the readers – For making this guide become popular, and their persistency
    in annoying us. That wasn't written in a negative connotation. It makes us
    feel all warm and fuzzy inside, knowing how much you love us, worship us,
    stalk us, hate us, and so on and so forth. Thanks, you guys. We love you too!
    
    
    Contributor Credits
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    Thanks to the readers of this FAQ who have taken some time  to e-mail us with
    corrections, tips, hints and suggestions; the guide is immensely improved by
    their efforts. The people that are listed here are not particularly more
    special than the other contributors listed  throughout the FAQ, but they have
    sent us small tidbits of information that we  have incorporated  into our own
    info. Credit due to them is found here.
    
    - LrdDelamos for correcting an error in the controls section.
    - Patrick Crespo for pointing out that Xiao does have a Charge attack.
    - Martin Doyle for the Brave Ark stats.
    - Ruben Marcos for the Cross Hinder and Cactus Stats.
    - Don Stevenson for contributing something (I forget) to the weapon section.
    - p0_b0y for Last Judgement and Javelin stats
    - AdamDadeH, Nicholas Rister, Zaldy Buenaobra, Jon9John and D.U.II for having
      submitted weapon evolution information or weapon statistics which have been
      incorporated into our tables.
    - Chris Stein, Giovanni Ameneiro, DJ Brookshire and Erich Johnston for having
      submitted information on the gem properties.
    
    
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                 Copyright 2001-2002 Stephanie Lee and Brian Hively
                                    June 2001