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    Bestiary FAQ by Odge

    Version: 1.2 | Updated: 12/27/01 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    Dark Cloud Bestiary
    
    Version 1.2 completed by Odge (djgaunt86@hotmail.com)
    
    Contents
    1) Introduction
    2) Version History
    3) Bestiary
    4) Legal Stuff and Credits
    
    1) Introduction
    
    Hooray! Dark Cloud is finally out and the PS2 has its first half-decent RPG. 
    The long wait since I first bought my PS2 had certainly been worth it, since 
    Dark Cloud is certainly a unique and extremely playable game.
    Dark Cloud combines elements of a city-building game, and a Zelda-like RPG. 
    Basically, a Dark Genie has been released, and is destroying all the towns 
    of a peaceful continent (original story, I don’t think.) Your job is to 
    rebuild these villages. Easy, huh?
    Unfortunately, no. The pieces of the village have been transported into a 
    dungeon by the ‘Fairy King,’ to prevent their destruction, and of course its 
    your job to go in their, slaughter bucketloads of enemies that have just 
    coincidentally turned up, and return with the pieces to rebuild the village. 
    However, it doesn’t end there. Once you’ve rebuilt a house and put villagers 
    inside it, they will start demanding things of you, such as things they want 
    in their house, and where they want their house within the village. Only 
    once you’ve fulfilled the needs of all the villagers can you fully complete 
    the village.
    One of the main joys of the game is creating your own village design using a 
    god-game like interface, deciding where you want to place houses, rivers, 
    and trees. You can then zoom down to the ground, and walk around in your 
    newly created village, chatting to the villagers, and admiring the views.
    The dungeon part of the game is also worthy of note, and blends parts of 
    Zelda with Vagrant Story, which obviously produces a winning combination. 
    Dark Cloud takes the map, the real time battle system (including the lock on 
    and charge attacks), and the day-night system of Zelda. It then takes the 
    entire weapon system from Vagrant Story (not from Final Fantasy VII and 
    VIII, like some people are saying), including the gem attachments, the 
    weapon attributes (although these are not affected by attacking enemies, 
    rather by attaching gems), and the fact that you can evolve weapons. Since 
    the weapon system in Vagrant Story was ace, this means that I seriously like 
    the weapon system in Dark Cloud.
    Another aspect of the game pinched from Zelda is the fishing game. I have it 
    from a seasoned fisherman that this mini-game is better than many of the 
    full-price fishing games that he has played (which probably only shows how 
    much effort game programmers put into fishing games...)
    The only real sticking point of the game is the fact that it repeats itself 
    so often. Basically, you travel to a new town, which has been destroyed, and 
    then go into its accompanying dungeon, slogging through 15 floors of 
    enemies, opening chests and atla (containing town pieces), before beating a 
    boss, and finishing the town. However, this is compensated for by the 
    variety of enemies, the excitement of picking up new pieces of town and 
    improving your weapon.
    Right, that’s enough about the game. This FAQ is basically a guide to all of 
    the monsters in the game (well, it will be), giving you detailed battle 
    strategies and hints for each one. Included are extra-detailed boss 
    strategies that give you complete coverage of what to do, from buying items 
    to avoiding the monster’s attacks.
    To find a particular monster, you’ll need to use the Find function in your 
    text editor, and type into the search box what monster you want to look up. 
    Eventually, they’ll be in alphabetical order, but for now, you’ll have to 
    just make do with the Find function.
    
    2) Version History
    
    Version 1.2 Completed 22/12/01
    
    Completed:
    -Game completed (at last!) Strategy for Dark Genie is now included (under 
    ‘D’, unsurprisingly.)
    -Corrected some bits and bobs that I noticed were wrong.
    -Started including strategies for Demon Shaft enemies, and updating existing 
    enemies that are also in the Demon Shaft.
    
    Future Plans:
    -Finish Bestiary Sections on the Demon Shaft
    -Add some other sections (possibly)
    
    Version 1.1 Completed 30/11/01
    
    Completed:
    -All monsters covered up to 151 Years Ago in the Gallery of Time
    -Monsters ordered alphabetically
    -Included sections detailing monsters’ attribute weaknesses and monster 
    type.
    -Added sections on all the characters’ weapon skills
    
    Future Plans:
    -Complete Bestiary for the Gallery of Time
    -Do Bestiary Sections on the Demon Shaft
    -Add some other sections
    
    Questions:
    -Does anyone have any other strategies for the monsters mentioned here? I’ll 
    be more than welcome to include them in my guide.
    
    
    
    Version 1.0 Completed 22/11/01
    
    Completed:
    -All monsters covered up to the end of the Sun and Moon Temple
    
    Future Plans:
    -Finish the Bestiary (obviously)
    -Order monsters alphabetically (at current they are in an entirely random 
    order)
    -Add sections on all the characters’ weapon skills
    -Include sections detailing monsters’ attribute weaknesses and monster type.
    
    Questions:
    -Does the Yammich exist in the UK version? If so, where? If it doesn’t exist 
    in the UK version, I need someone with the USA version to give me a bestiary 
    section for the Yammich.
    
    2) Character’s Weapons
    
    Before we get started with the Bestiary, I thought that I’d include this 
    little section, since in many of the Bestiary sections, I refer to the 
    characters attacks, and so, it is important for you to understand what I’m 
    talking about
    
    Toan:
    
    Attack#1 – Attack. The basic move. Press X, and Toan will slice the sword in 
    whatever direction you are facing.
    
    Attack#2 – Combo. Press the X button repeatedly, and Toan will perform a 
    series of slightly different attacks, before performing a slightly more 
    damaging hit at the end. Combos can ‘interrupt’ some enemy’s attacks (i.e. 
    if they raise their sword, but you start your combo, then they will be 
    forced to put away their sword, and will not attack you.
    
    Attack#3 – Charge. Hold down the X button until Toan glows once. Then 
    release it, and Toan will jump, flip over in the air, and smack his sword 
    down on anything in front of him.
    
    Attack#4 – Windmill Slash. This move is only available after you’ve 
    completed the first dungeon. Hold down the X button until Toan glows twice, 
    and then release it when necessary. Toan jumps up in the air, flailing his 
    sword around him, and hitting everything within a pretty large radius of 
    him.
    
    Goro:
    Attack#1 – Attack. Press the X button, and Goro will pound the ground in 
    front of him using his weapon (usually a large, blunt instrument.)
    
    Attack#2 – Charge. Hold down the X button until Goro glows. Now release it, 
    and Goro will flip over in the air and slam his mallet into the ground in 
    front of him. If you’re near enough to an enemy, as Goro flips over in the 
    air, your weapon should strike that enemy.
    
    Xiao:
    Attack#1 – Attack. Press the X button, and Xiao will fling a pellet out of 
    your current slingshot, at the nearest enemy.
    
    Ruby:
    Attack#1 – Attack. Press the X button, and Ruby will idly fling a magic bolt 
    in the direction you are facing.
    
    Attack#2 – Charge. Press and hold the X button, until Ruby glows. Then 
    release it, and Ruby will throw a gigantic ball of magic at the enemy, that 
    will do a lot more damage than your regular blasts. The longer you hold down 
    X, the more potent your attack becomes (up to a certain point.)
    
    Ungaga:
    Attack#1 – Attack. Press the X button, and Ungaga will slash once using his 
    long pole-like weapon.
    
    Attack#2 – Combo. Press the X button repeatedly, Ungaga will perform a 
    series of attacks. His combo is slightly shorter than Toan’s (it only 
    consists of three slashes, whereas Toan’s consists of about five.)
    
    Attack#3 – Charge. Hold down the X button, and Ungaga will start whirling 
    his pole around like a windmill, and if any enemies are nearby, they will be 
    caught in the blast, and hit multiple times as the pole whirls round. This 
    attack can potentially go on forever – however, your WHp are slowly drained 
    away as you perform it. So, unless you want to lose all your WHp, then 
    you’ll have to stop it yourself, by taking your finger off the X button.
    
    Osmond:
    Attack#1 – Attack. Press the X button, and Ungaga will fire one bullet out 
    of his machine gun, in the direction you are facing.
    
    Attack#2– Machine Gun. If you hold down the X button, then Osmond will fire 
    off a volley of shots, until he runs out of shots in his cartridge, upon 
    which he’ll have to reload.
    
    
    3) Bestiary
    
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    Monster: Alexander
    Dungeon: The Gallery of Time
    Attacks: Close Range (Sword Swipe) + Projectile (Bolt)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: None
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: This monster is rather like the Mask of Prajna, which you 
    encountered in the Shipwreck, only he now wields a chunky sword and shield, 
    instead of a petty fan, and has the ability to belch gigantic bolts of death 
    at you. Nasty. Attacking this bloke with a projectile weapon is virtually 
    impossible, due to the fact that he defends so often.
    The easiest way to kill him is by using Ungaga, and by swiping at him using 
    your pole-arm, out of the reach of his sword. Watch out for his bolts, 
    though.
    
    Monster: Arthur
    Dungeon: The Moon Sea and The Demon Shaft
    Attacks: Close Range (Spear Lunge)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Metal
    Monster Weakness: Lightning
    How to defeat: This monster is perhaps the toughest to defeat in the moon 
    sea, due to its extremely dangerous lunges. It is somewhat difficult to 
    defeat this monster using a close range weapon, since as soon as you get 
    near, the monster lunges at you, blasting you back. I recommend that you 
    either use Ungaga, because his spears have a further reach than the weapons 
    of either Toan or Goro, or pick him off using projectile weapons. If these 
    have a steal element, then you can, in addition, steal a Repair Powder to 
    fix the damage done to your weapon in slaying this mechanised menace.
    
    Monster: Auntie Medu
    Dungeon: Shipwreck and the Demon Shaft
    Attacks: Close Range (Lance)+ Projectile (Magic Spell)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Mage
    Monster Weakness: Ice (in the Demon Shaft anyway)
    How to defeat: You should probably only use projectile weapons for this 
    monster, as its lance attack is extremely damaging, and it rarely chooses to 
    defend itself. Side step to avoid its spell attacks.
    
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    Monster: Billy
    Dungeon: Gallery of Time
    Attacks: Projectile (Magic Bolt) + Close Range (Suicide Blast)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Mage
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: This master of magic is very similar to Mr. Blare from the 
    Sun and Moon Temple, and the Sax from the Shipwreck. As with his 
    predecessors, defeating him is a doddle. Avoid his rather speedy magic 
    bolts, and close in on him. He will start guarding, so stand close to him, 
    and wait for him to uncross his hands, upon which you can let fly a combo, 
    and kill him.
    You should watch out for his suicide blast, which he performs when his 
    health is getting low. He will blow up in a spectacular display of 
    conflagration, and if you are fighting with a close range fighter, you’ll 
    most likely be caught in the blast. So make sure he’s never allowed to stay 
    on a low amount of HP for too long.
    
    Monster: Black Dragon
    Dungeon: The Gallery of Time
    Attacks: Projectile (Unholy Breath)+ Close Range (Claws)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Dragon
    Monster Weakness: Holy
    How to defeat: Its another dragon again, and you really shouldn’t have any 
    problems with it, save the fact that battering its scaly hide usually 
    annihilates your weapon in next to no time, which isn’t funny. Simply get up 
    close, dodging it’s breath, and slash away while side-stepping out of the 
    way of its mouth. One combo should easily be enough to kill this beast.
    
    Monster: Blizzard
    Dungeon: The Gallery of Time
    Attacks: Close Range (Pound + Punches)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Stone
    Monster Weakness: Wind (possibly)
    How to defeat: This monster is the latest variant in the Golem line of 
    monsters, and again, is not really too taxing. Just whip out Goro, and get 
    into the usual routine of slamming him with your axe in between his attacks, 
    dodging away before he pounds you. Easy really.
    
    Monster: Blue Dragon
    Dungeon: Sun and Moon Temple
    Attacks: Projectile (Icy Breath)+ Close Range (Claws)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Dragon
    Monster Weakness: Fire
    How to defeat: Like many of the monsters in the sun and moon temple, the 
    blue dragon is simply a hardened dragon, with much the same statistics. 
    Again, this monster has an extremely rough hide and loads of HP, meaning 
    that defeating it will often whittle a whole WHp bar down to nothing. Just 
    side step until you are behind it, and wear its health down with a few 
    combos.
    
    Monster: Bomber Head
    Dungeon: Sun and Moon Temple
    Attacks: Close Range (Punch Spin) + Final Explosion
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Mage
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: I wouldn’t advise attacking this guy using close range 
    weapons for three reasons. Firstly, he tends to guard all the time. 
    Secondly, his spin punch attack is extremely damaging and tends not to be 
    interrupted by combos. Thirdly, his final attack, a huge explosion, is very 
    dangerous, and will almost certainly catch you if you are in close. So stay 
    away, and wear away his health with projectile weapons.
    
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    Monster: Cannibal Plant
    Dungeon: Wise Owl Forest
    Attacks: Close Range (Vine Whip) + Projectile (Goo Cloud)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Plant
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: This guy is fairly simple, since, unlike many other monsters, 
    he’s fixed on the spot and so can’t run after you. Run towards him, avoiding 
    the Goo clouds he shoots at you, and then do a couple of combos. Usually, 
    while you’re doing a combo, the plant’s vine whip won’t harm you (this does 
    not work 100% of the time) but if it does, it will poison you, so its 
    probably best to wear an Antidote Amulet before you fight this plant.
    
    Monster: Captain
    Dungeon: Shipwreck
    Attacks: Close Range (Two-sword swipe)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Undead
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: This guy is basically an upgraded version of the Corcea but 
    is not much harder to defeat. Use the same tactics, and use a slash combo as 
    he raises his swords, backing away to prepare another attack.
    
    Monster: Captain’s Chariot
    Dungeon: Shipwreck
    Attacks: Projectile (Cannonball)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Metal
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: The cannonball moving out of this machine moves extremely 
    quickly, and is extremely damaging, making this monster one of the tougher 
    ones that you’re likely to meet on the Shipwreck. However, it does have a 
    major weakness – it has a minimum range. So, dodging its cannonballs, you 
    should run right up to it, and try to get some slashes in before the chariot 
    starts wheeling backwards to try and get away. You’ll most likely end up 
    following the Chariot as it tries to escape, until it ends up in a corner 
    where you can defeat it at your leisure.
    
    Monster: Cave Bat
    Dungeon: Divine Beast Dran’s Cave
    Attacks: Close range (Fangs)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Sky
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: An aerial monster, this bat has the ability to poison your 
    character when it attacks you. Despite being fairly weak, the fact that this 
    monster can poison you is dangerous, especially near the beginning of the 
    game when Antidote Drinks are rare and expensive. Ideally, it is best to 
    pick this guy off with a projectile weapon (Xiao's Catapult) but you can 
    also kill him with a well-placed Charge attack.
    
    Monster: Club
    See the Section entitled ‘Playing Card Soldiers.’
    
    Monster: Corcea
    Dungeon: Shipwreck and the Demon Shaft
    Attacks: Close Range (Two-sword swipe)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Undead
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: This guy is fast with his swords, but not very strong 
    physically. You should approach him and, as he raises his swords for a 
    swipe, launch off a quick combo, which will put him off his attack. A couple 
    of combo attacks should do him in.
    
    Monster: Crabby Hermit
    Dungeon: Sun and Moon Temple
    Attacks: Close Range (Shell Spikes and Pincers) + Gas Cloud
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Marine
    Monster Weakness: Fire
    How to defeat: It looks like the Gunny has gone away and had a thought about 
    his attack patterns, and has managed to make himself a bit harder. He now 
    spews gas clouds a lot more often, and has had a special “Shell Spikes” 
    defence mechanism installed in his shell – basically, when he withdraws into 
    his shell, four spikes poke out briefly, to try and catch you off guard. 
    This means that you’ll have to be a bit more careful. If, when you’re 
    attacking him, he withdraws into his shell, you’ll have to step back to 
    avoid the spikes. Otherwise, you can use the same tactics on this beast as 
    for the Gunny.
    
    Monster: Crescent Baron
    Dungeon: The Moon Sea
    Attacks: Close Range (Cloak Whip) + Projectile (Crescent Blast)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Sky
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: This is one of the many tough enemies in the moon sea, due to 
    its fast projectiles, and deadly whip attack. Its probably best to take it 
    out using projectile weapons, while side-stepping to avoid its crescent 
    blasts, or use a close range weapon, and repeatedly Charge attack it, moving 
    away when it tries to whip you. Osmond is ideal for taking this beast out as 
    you can strafe left and right to avoid his blasts while machine gunning him.
    
    Monster: Curse Dancer
    Dungeon: Gallery of Time
    Attacks: Close Range (Cursed Flip)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: None
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: As it approaches you, the curse dancer will bend backwards, 
    before suddenly snapping forwards with a jump, hoping to hit you in the 
    process. This character is somewhat difficult to kill using Toan, as combos 
    do not interrupt his attacks, and he’ll flip forward in the middle of your 
    combo. Nasty.
    Therefore, I suggest using Ungaga to pick him off from a safe range, and 
    dodging round the dancer when it tries to attack. He’ll go down fairly 
    easily with a few swipes of Ungaga’s stick.
    
    Monster: Cursed Rose
    Dungeon: Shipwreck
    Attacks: Projectile (Poisoned Breath) + Close Range (Vine Whip)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Plant
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: Since this monster cannot move, you are at somewhat of an 
    advantage. Approach the monster, side-stepping to avoid the gas clouds being 
    continually belched forth. When you get near, unleash a combo or two to beat 
    the monster. During a combo, you are usually immune to the monster’s vine 
    whip.
    
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    Monster: Dark Flower
    Dungeon: Gallery of Time
    Attacks: Close Range (Vine Whip) + Projectile (Gas Cloud)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Plant
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: Another copy of an earlier monster, this time a copy of the 
    Cursed Rose from the Shipwreck and the Cannibal Plant from the Wise Owl 
    Forest. This monster again puffs clouds of gas at you when you are far away, 
    and tries to whip you when you come close. Both of these attacks probably 
    cause negative status effects. However, you don’t want to find out which 
    ones, so use the normal tactic of dodging the clouds, and using a combo on 
    the plant when you’re close. Even if the vines whip you, they can’t harm you 
    when you’re slashing away, so don’t worry. Just pick up whatever it drops 
    and be on your way.
    
    Monster: Dark Genie			[BOSS]
    Dungeon: Gallery of Time
    Attacks:
    Phase 1: Close Range (Hand Grab) + Projectile (Mind Wave)
    Phase 2: Projectile (Mind Melt and Eye Laser)
    Phase 3: Projectile (Earth Shake and Eye Laser)
    Can defend? See Below
    Monster Type: None
    Monster Weakness: See Below
    How to defeat: Let me make no bones about this – this boss is a complete 
    nightmare to beat. La Saia was a pansy compared to this evil creature of 
    hell. But then, he is the last boss in the game, and you did have it a bit 
    easy with Minotaur Joe.
    In this battle, you’re gonna need to use at least two of your characters – 
    your best close range fighter (probably Toan) and your best projectile 
    fighter (not Osmond – either Ruby or Xiao.) These characters need to be in 
    tip-top condition, with high HP and defence levels. Try searching around all 
    the villages and non-dungeon areas that you’ve visited during your journey – 
    you’re bound to find Fruits of Eden/Gourds/Defence Foods that you’ve missed, 
    and that you can use to improve your character’s stats.
    The characters you plan to use should also have exceptionally powerful 
    weapons – preferably ultimate ones, if possible. If they’re pants, then you 
    need to do some training to evolve them into better ones. To evolve weapons 
    quickly, you need gems, which you can either get by visiting Back Floors in 
    the dungeons, or you can obtain them by catching fish and buying gems using 
    the fishing points you obtain. If you have a lot of back floor items or 
    fishing baits that are festering away in your inventory somewhere, then now 
    is the time to use them to try and obtain as many gems as possible. My 
    advice on fishing is to use your Minons and Battens to catch Tartans in the 
    Peanut Pond in Matataki Village, and your Petite Fishes and Potato Cakes to 
    catch the fish that dwell in the Oasis in Muska Racka. Most of the fish in 
    these places give you from about 20 to about 60 fishing points. If you use 
    the Poisonous Apple as a bait while fishing in the Oasis at dusk, you can 
    sometimes also catch a Mardan Garayan fish, which will give you in excess of 
    200 fishing points. Nice.
    Once you’ve got suitably large weapons (when I fought the Dark Genie, Toan 
    was wielding a 7th Heaven, and Ruby (my projectile fighter) was using an 
    Athena’s Armlet) you should now be worrying about items. Here’s a basic list 
    of what you’ll need:
    5 Waters
    5 Repair Powders
    3 Auto Repair Powders
    25 Premium Chickens
    10 Stand In Powders
    10 Revival Powders
    3 Dran’s Feathers
    15 Stamina Potions
    You probably won’t get round to using all of this, but it helps to be 
    prepared nevertheless. Put an Auto Repair Powder, a Dran’s Feather and a 
    Premium Chicken in your Active Item slots.
    Phew! Got everything? Well, if you have, and you’ve pieced together all the 
    Atla pieces from the Gallery of Time, then you’re ready to fight the boss. 
    We’ll start with Phase 1...
    
    Phase 1: Genie Hands
    All right, this is it. The final showdown. The Genie, for this phase of the 
    battle, takes the form of some kind of gigantic winged devil, floating on a 
    large earthen pedestal. This means that you can’t actually get at the main 
    body of the Genie. However, one of the attacks the Genie uses does give you 
    the opportunity to attack him. Utilising his complete power over time and 
    space, the Genie can thrust his hand down into the pedestal, and it will 
    then warp to a location underneath you and thrust upwards in an attempt to 
    grab you. Slashing the hand as it comes up is currently the only way you can 
    damage the boss, so that’s what you’re gonna have to do. Charge up a Charge 
    attack. As the Genie thrusts his hand downward, start moving backwards to 
    avoid the hand as it erupts from the earth – if the hand does hit you, it 
    will do enormous damage to your character (80-90 HP of damage), and you 
    should heal using a Premium Chicken as quickly as possible. When the hand 
    reaches its apex, then release the attack to do around 200-300 HP worth of 
    damage to the Genie. You can also simply run out of the way of the hand as 
    it emerges, and attack it normally, causing 100-200 HP of damage.
    Of course, it’s not quite as simple as that. The Genie’s hand has a specific 
    elemental weakness, which is the hand’s only weakness (so none of the other 
    elements do any damage whatsoever.) This weakness changes every time the 
    Genie covers his body with his gargantuan wings. To find out what the boss’ 
    weakness is at any point during the battle, look at the colour of the gem 
    currently attached to the back of his hand – this is the colour of the 
    element that he is currently weak against. So change your weapon’s attribute 
    to that element, and start attacking that hand, before he manages to cover 
    his body with his wings again! Of course, if you can’t be bothered to do all 
    this attribute swapping, then you can always just remove any attribute 
    properties from your weapon, and just bash the hand regardless of what gem 
    it has on it. You won’t do as much damage, but you don’t need to do so much 
    boring menu trawling.
    The Genie also has another attack, the Mind Wave, which hits you wherever 
    you are on the screen, for a small amount of damage. There is little that 
    you can do to avoid this attack, since it can reach your character 
    regardless of where you are in the battle arena. However, there are two ways 
    of stopping the attack damaging your main character. One is to swap 
    characters to an ally you do not plan to use in this battle, so that he/she 
    takes the damage instead. The other is to use a Stamina Potion, which 
    nullifies the damage that the attack would normally cause. I don’t recommend 
    using a Stamina Potion yet though (unless you’ve got loads) since you’ll 
    need them later in the battle. Use the first method, and heal Toan when his 
    health gets low using Premium Chickens.
    Once you’ve killed one hand, the Genie uses his other, and so you’ll need to 
    kill that in the same way. When this is done, you can get on to the second 
    phase of the battle.
    
    Phase 2: Genie Eye
    There now! That wasn’t too difficult was it? Well, the battle’s not over yet 
    by any means. Now that you’ve mauled the poor old Genie’s baby-soft hands, 
    he’ll now turn to his ultra-powerful laser eye to try and eliminate you.
    This is the time for your projectile fighter to come into play (simply 
    because you can’t reach his eye with any kind of close range weapon.) This 
    bit will be hell if you haven’t got a good projectile weapon, but if you’ve 
    followed my advice, you should have a finely crafted hell-raiser of a 
    projectile weapon, so this phase won’t take long to beat. You’ll notice that 
    you can now lock on to the Genie, so do so.
    The Genie still has his old Mind Wave attack (no doubt you’ll be pleased to 
    hear...) but now can use a Laser Eye attack, which always kills you in one 
    hit. However, you get a lot of warning that he’s about to use the attack (he 
    crosses his arms over his eyes) which gives you time to move sideways out of 
    the path of the blast. When he’s finished the attack, you have an ideal 
    opportunity to hit him with your weapon (you don’t have many other 
    opportunities, since he’s invulnerable while he’s performing both his Mind 
    Wave and his Laser Eye attack.) You might want to use two or three of your 
    Stamina Potions here, both to speed up the battle (you can be doing in 
    excess of 500 points of damage per hit with a good weapon) and to try and 
    avoid his frequent Mind Wave attacks.
    Just keep moving and blasting his eye and soon his second form will be 
    vanquished. Only one to go...
    
    Phase 3: Genie Spider
    Things start getting a bit surreal here. Just as you think that you’ve 
    defeated the Genie, he goes and turns into a weird robotic-spider-monster 
    thingy, and you’re both transported into space to do battle. (Weird or what, 
    eh?) Hmm. Anyway, you’ve not got any time to think about the whys or 
    wherefores, you’ve just got to beat the crap out of this thing before he 
    makes mincemeat out of you.
    The first thing that this boss is likely to do is summon two Gaciouses, who 
    act like guardians to the Genie. He then starts attacking you with an eye 
    laser, which isn’t as dangerous as the previous one, but isn’t static like 
    the Genie’s old one, and tracks you across the ‘floor’ (you are in space), 
    which makes it a lot more dangerous.
    I advise using a projectile fighter in this battle for two reasons. Firstly, 
    you can stand a distance away, and so can see exactly what is going on, and 
    what the boss is about to do next. Secondly, you don’t have to get too close 
    to attack, and risk being hit by one of the boss’ varied attacks.
      The first thing you should probably do is get rid of the Genie’s 
    Gaciouses, since they are a nuisance, and if you defeat them, the Genie 
    opens his mouth more often (the significance of this will be revealed in a 
    minute.) Simply use a Stamina Potion to power yourself up, and a couple of 
    shots each should finish them both off.
    Now focus on the Genie. When the Genie uses his Eye Laser, you’ll need to 
    run around the area to try and avoid it, since it is continually tracking 
    you. Should you get hit, use a Premium Chicken as quickly as possible, and 
    use the Dran’s Feather to get away as quickly as possible. When the Laser 
    ends, look round at the Genie, and see if his mouth is open, revealing an 
    orb. If it is, lock on, and fire at it to do damage to the Genie. When his 
    mouth is open, the Genie will typically also use a ground pound attack to 
    try and hit you when you’re firing at him – simply strafe sideways to avoid 
    it.
    Simply keep firing at the mouth in the intervals when his Eye Laser is off, 
    and killing the Gaciouses when they revive. Use Premium Chickens generously 
    to keep your health in a good condition, and keep the Stamina status using 
    Stamina Potions. Very soon, the Genie will be defeated, and you can watch 
    the end of game sequence. With the game complete, you can now go on to 
    tackle the Demon Shaft, a massive 100 level dungeon, which will now be open 
    to you.
    
    
    Monster: Dasher
    Dungeon: Divine Beast Dran’s Cave
    Attacks: Close range (Club)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Beast
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: A basic enemy, the Dasher can run extremely fast, but has a 
    very small amount of HP. Simply lock on to him as he approaches you, and 
    pick him off with a combo.
    
    Monster: Diamond
    See the Section entitled ‘Playing Card Soldiers.’
    
    Monster: Divine Beast Dran	[BOSS]
    Dungeon: Divine Beast Dran’s Cave
    Attacks: Projectile (Fire Ball) + Close Range (Bite)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Beast
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: You will need to combine the efforts of both Toan and Xiao to 
    beat this huge puppy dog with seriously bad breath. To beat this boss, you 
    should have a well honed blade (I used a Sax, but any sword with an attack 
    power of over about 25 will do.) You also need a reasonable catapult or two 
    (I had the good luck to find the Bandit Slingshot in this dungeon, but 
    pretty much any slingshot will do.) You will also need several Repair 
    Powders (about 5) and some Breads (about 5 again.)
    When the battle starts, switch to Xiao, and equip her with her most powerful 
    slingshot. Lock on to Dran, and as he gets near, press X. If you don’t hit, 
    run after him, and try again. You should be shooting just as he flies 
    overhead. Once Dran lands to lick his wounds, switch back to Toan, with his 
    best sword. Approach his back, and charge up a Charge attack, before 
    releasing it on the mighty beast. Be careful not to release it too close, or 
    you’ll land on Dran, sapping your HP. Make sure you always attack Dran’s 
    back, because he’ll bite you if you attack his front.
    He’ll then fly into the air. Switch to Xiao, and repeat the process several 
    times to defeat Dran, using Bread and Repair Powder where necessary. Be 
    careful, though. If you take too long in shooting Dran out of the sky, he’ll 
    start hurling fireballs at you, which rip massive holes into the floor. 
    Falling down these holes will not kill you, but will lower your HP.
    
    Monster: Dragon
    Dungeon: Divine Beast Dran’s Cave
    Attacks: Close range (Claws) + Projectile (Fire Ball)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Dragon
    Monster Weakness: Ice
    How to defeat: Make sure your WHp aren’t too low when you fight this beast, 
    as the combination of the Dragon’s scaly hide and its huge amount of HP can 
    often mean that you waste vast quantities of WHp killing him. The best way 
    to kill him is to get in close, side-stepping until he isn’t facing you, and 
    use multiple slash-combos to kill him. This guy can defend, but only when 
    you’re using projectile weapons, and only extremely rarely. In fact, it was 
    only when I was fighting a Black Dragon in the Gallery of Time that I 
    noticed that these things actually can defend.
    
    Monster: Dune
    Dungeon: Sun and Moon Temple
    Attacks: Close Range (Sand Spike)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Stone
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: This monster has complete control over the sand over which he 
    moves, which is bad news for you. When using projectile weapons, the monster 
    summons two huge plates of sand which protect his front and back, which can 
    make killing him difficult. Killing him with Toan is also difficult, because 
    as soon as you start slashing, the Dune will thrust a huge, spiky pillar of 
    sand up into Toan’s tender parts, causing (as you might expect) huge amounts 
    of damage. The way to kill him is to use Goro, and stay a fair distance from 
    the beast, running in to pound him with your axe/hammer, before running away 
    to avoid his sand pillar. You can use much the same technique using Toan’s 
    Charge attack (NOT his Windmill Slash – if you try this, Toan will just land 
    on the spike after performing the attack.) Repeat either process a few times 
    to kill Dune.
    
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    Monster: Earth Digger
    Dungeon: Wise Owl Forest
    Attacks: Close Range (Jumps) + Projectile (Icy Breath)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Beast
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: This monster is extremely tough on all accounts, and is 
    extremely difficult to beat with a close range weapon. As soon as you get 
    near to it, it will start jumping towards you, which cannot be interrupted 
    with combos or the like. If you’re too near, then you won’t be able to run 
    away in time, and the Digger will most likely carve a huge chunk of your 
    health off in one go. When you are a fair distance away, it spews Icy Breath 
    at you, which can cause the Freeze status on you. Most likely, you won’t 
    have a healing item for this, so you’ll have to switch to another ally, 
    putting that one out of action for a while.
    You basically have two options to beat this nasty. Firstly, you can use a 
    close range fighter, and power up a charge attack, a reasonable distance 
    from the beast. When it jumps near, release the Charge attack, before 
    backing away. Repeat again another once or twice to beat the monster.
    Your second alternative is much simpler – just blast the beast with 
    projectile weaponry out of the range of its jump attack.
    
    Monster: Evil Bat
    Dungeon: Gallery of Time
    Attacks: Close Range (Poisonous Fangs)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Sky
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: Its nice to see an old friend from the first dungeon in the 
    game (remember the Cave Bat.) But although the new colonies of Cave Bats 
    that have taken up residence in the Gallery have desperately tried to 
    toughen themselves up, all they’ve managed is to put Evil in front of their 
    name (and that’s only because they were being bullied by the tougher 
    monsters.)
    They still have a poisonous bite, and you can still take them out with one 
    hit. As the bat lowers its altitude to charge at you, charge up a Charge 
    attack, and release it as it approaches to destroy this pathetic beast.
    
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    Monster: Flifli
    Dungeon: Wise Owl Forest
    Attacks: Close Range (Falls Over) + Poisonous Cloud
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Plant
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: This enemy is rather difficult to defeat using a close range 
    weapon due to the fact that it spews out copious amounts of poisonous gas 
    around it as soon as you get near, making it difficult for you to attack 
    without immediately being poisoned. I suggest that you use Xiao, and just 
    pick it off using a slingshot.
    
    Monster: Friday
    See the Section entitled ‘Gnomes.’
    
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    Monster: Gemron
    Dungeon: The Demon Shaft
    Attacks: Projectile (Breath) + Close Range (Bite)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Dragon
    Monster Weakness: Fire
    How to defeat: This enemy looks like a sort of floating seahorse, and is 
    deceptively dangerous despite his small size. His attacks do a lot of 
    damage, and he tends to kill you using his bite while you’re attacking him 
    with a combo, so I would suggest picking him off using a projectile weapon. 
    He seems to be invulnerable to quite a few of the elements, which is a bit 
    of a pain in the ass if you have one of those elements equipped. However, 
    equipping the Fire element will allow you to do quite a bit more damage than 
    you would normally.
    
    Monster: Ghost
    Dungeon: Divine Beast Dran’s Cave
    Attacks: Projectile (Magic Spell) + Close Range (Slap)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Mage
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: One of the first wizards you’re likely to meet, and also one 
    of the easiest. To attack you, he first has to levitate into the air, before 
    launching a very slow moving purple ball at you, which poisons you on 
    impact. All this gives you plenty of warning to move out of the way. 
    However, if you lock on to him as soon as you see him, and slash him a few 
    times, he won’t even get to use this attack.
    He can actually slap you, but he uses this attack so rarely (unlike the Lich 
    – grumble) that you shouldn’t worry about it.
    
    Monster: Gnomes (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and 
    Sunday)
    Dungeon: Wise Owl Forest
    Attacks: Projectile (Poisonous Apple) or Close Range (Various Swords and 
    Axes)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: None
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: All of these gnomes are fairly easy to defeat. Just get in 
    close, avoid their various attacks, and use a combo or two to finish them 
    off. You should be aware of Thursday, however, as he can throw poisonous 
    apples at you, which, as you might assume, can poison you as well as doing a 
    fair amount of damage. Avoid the apples if you can.
    
    Monster: Gol
    See the Section entitled Sil (and Gol)
    
    Monster: Golem
    Dungeon: Sun and Moon Temple
    Attacks: Close Range (Pound + Punches)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Stone
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: As you might expect, this monster is extremely strong, but 
    rather slow. Combos don’t interrupt his attacks either, so using Toan is a 
    no-no. This is one of the few points in the game where Goro really comes 
    into his own. As he raises his hands to pound the ground, smack him with 
    your blunt instrument, and then retreat to avoid the blast radius. Repeat 
    this process until the Golem falls, defeated.
    
    Monster: Gunny
    Dungeon: Shipwreck
    Attacks: Close Range (Shell Clamp)+ Projectile (Bubble)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Marine
    Monster Weakness: Fire
    How to defeat: This is the basic enemy of the Shipwreck, and is very easy to 
    defeat. You should approach it, and slash away, pausing when it retreats 
    into its shell. It sometimes uses a bubble attack, but the bubble moves so 
    slowly that it is hideously easy to avoid.
    
    Monster: Gyan
    Dungeon: Shipwreck
    Attacks: Close Range (Lance)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Marine
    Monster Weakness: Fire
    How to defeat: Seemingly swimming in air, the Gyan swims at you with lance 
    bared as you grow near. As he starts his attack, you should side-step out of 
    the way, and as he passes by you, you should attack his rear, dodging out of 
    the way should he turn for another charge at you.
    
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    Monster: Halloween
    Dungeon: Wise Owl Forest and the Demon Shaft
    Attacks: Projectile (Bomb Nuts) + Close Range (Spinning Forks)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Undead
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: This guy throws Bomb Nuts, which can cause in excess of 80 
    damage to your current party member. Which isn’t nice. As you approach him, 
    you need to watch out for his Bomb Nuts, side-stepping to avoid them. If you 
    are using a close-range weapon, you’ll need to get up close, and slash away, 
    backing away when he uses his spinning forks attack.
    
    Monster: Haley Holey
    Dungeon: Wise Owl Forest
    Attacks: Close Range (Helicopter Spin)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Sky
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: This enemy will bury its wing-like ears in the ground, making 
    it invulnerable to all attacks, until you come near, upon which it will move 
    towards you, spinning its wings in a deadly fashion. Its spinning wing-ears 
    make defeating it with a close range weapon almost impossible, so you should 
    rely on Xiao to take this beastie out.
    
    Monster: Heart
    See the Section entitled ‘Playing Card Soldiers.’
    
    Monster: Hellpockle
    Dungeon: The Moon Sea
    Attacks: Close Range (Pick Axe and Charge)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: None
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: This monster resembles to some extent the gnomes that you 
    found in the Wise Owl Forest, meaning that they are extremely easy. Use a 
    close range fighter, and use a couple of combos. Sometimes, they will 
    attempt to charge you, which basically means that as soon as it makes 
    contact with you it will blast you over. You should probably stay back when 
    the Hellpockle does this, or take it out with a couple of charge attacks.
    
    Monster: Hornet
    Dungeon: Wise Owl Forest
    Attacks: Close Range (Stinger)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Sky
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: This monster is basically identical to the Cave Bat, and 
    again has the ability to poison you. The same tactics apply to this monster 
    as the Cave Bat – use a projectile weapon to pick him off.
    
    Monster: Horn Head
    Dungeon: The Demon Shaft
    Attacks: Close Range (Flail and Shield Spike)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Undead
    Monster Weakness: Holy
    How to defeat: For a Demon Shaft monster, this guy is surprisingly weak, and 
    is pretty much your standard undead monster (with the ability to reanimate 
    included as standard.) Except this time, he’s got a big ball on a chain, 
    which he can’t even lift. This is probably due to his weakness, and not to 
    its heaviness. All you need to do is equip the Holy attribute on your 
    current sword, and just hack him to pieces with a few combos. Combos will 
    interrupt him, so you needn’t worry about being hit mid-combo. With your 
    current weapon standard, this guy should really pose no threat at all to 
    your team.
    
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    Monster: Ice Queen La Saia	[BOSS]
    Dungeon: Shipwreck
    Attacks: Projectile (Freezing Bolt, Whirlwinds, and Avalanche)+ Close Range 
    (Radial Surge)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: None
    Monster Weakness: Fire
    How to defeat: As hinted by her title, La Saia is an ICE Queen, and so 
    weapons with strong Fire attributes will be super effective. I used both 
    Xiao and Ruby in this battle, basically because I was too much of a wuss to 
    actually go up to her and beat her ass using cold steel. If you want to use 
    my tactic, then one of the females needs a good weapon with a reasonable 
    Fire attribute (for me, this was Xiao, who had a superb Double Impact 
    Slingshot, with a Fire attribute of about 10.) The other female would 
    obviously benefit from having a reasonable weapon. For items, you’ll need 
    around 10 Cheeses (probably not that many, but La Saia’s attacks are 
    incredibly damaging, and its always best to be on the safe side) and 5 
    Repair Powders. It’s also useful to have loads of Fire Gems, because these 
    do serious damage to the Ice Queen. If you want to use Fire Gems to aid you 
    in this battle, you can buy them from the Joker (in Queens.) You might also 
    want to use some Stamina Drinks in the battle, so bring some along if you 
    want.
    The Ice Queen has four basic attacks. Her first one is an Ice Bolt which 
    behaves much like a homing missile, and which follows you around the 
    battleground. If you pause for a moment, it ploughs into you, both freezing 
    you and sealing you in a block of ice (besides doing major damage.) If you 
    leave your character like this for too long (or if you stand in the same 
    place for too long) she will follow this up with an Avalanche attack. This 
    basically drops a massive ice boulder on your head, which smashes the ice 
    block, and causes major damage (but doesn’t necessarily unfreeze you.)
    While firing off Ice Bolts, La Saia will also generate huge numbers of 
    Whirlwinds, which spring up randomly in the battlefield. While you are 
    running full pelt from the Ice Bolt, you will also need to dodge the 
    Whirlwinds as well.
    The last attack La Saia uses is a Radial Surge. She uses this when you get 
    too near to her, or when her health is running low. Basically, it blasts 
    anyone too near back, causing enormous damage to him or her.
    However, you can avoid all these complex attacks by using my special 
    technique. At the beginning of the battle, head to the pillar on your near 
    right, and hide behind it. This will allow you to dodge the Ice Bolt, and 
    the Whirlwinds can’t get you there. Switch to Xiao, lock on to La Saia, and 
    pop out from behind your column, and pop off a few catapult shots, before 
    ducking back behind the pillar again. You should keep shooting until your 
    shots start doing no damage and the words ‘No Effect’ appear (you get only a 
    few shots before this happens – about 1-4). This is La Saia’s clever defence 
    system kicking in, and you’ll need to switch to another character to be able 
    to do any damage to her again. So switch to Ruby behind the pillar, move out 
    so that you can shoot La Saia, and hit her with balls of fire, ducking back 
    whenever she shoots off an ice bolt. When you get the words ‘No Effect’ 
    again, you can switch back to Xiao, who can now do damage again, and repeat 
    the whole process until she dies.
    If you want to get her with the Fire Gems, you’ll need to equip them as 
    active items, and traverse the ‘minefield’ of Whirlwinds to get near to La 
    Saia. When you get near enough, lock on to her, and throw the Gems at her 
    using the Square Button. Each Gem does about 48 damage, which is quite a 
    reasonable amount.
    
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    Monster: Joker
    See the Section entitled ‘Playing Card Soldiers.’
    
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    Monster: King Mimic
    Dungeon: All Dungeons
    Attacks: Close Range (Hand Clap + Bite)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Mimic
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: This momma mimic hides in the big chests, and constitute a 
    much higher percentage of the big chests than the small mimics do the small 
    chests. Many a time will you head eagerly to a big chest, hoping for some 
    zombie thwarting super-weapon, and instead find yourself facing one of these 
    giants. This guy defends himself much less often, and it is perfectly 
    possible to kill him with Toan. However, his attacks tend to take off large 
    amounts of your HP, so I usually prefer to take him out using a slingshot.
    
    Monster: King Prickly
    Dungeon: Wise Owl Forest
    Attacks: Close Range (Whirls About)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Plant
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: These monsters attach themselves to the forest canopy, and 
    are very difficult to detect, apart from a small shadow on the ground, and 
    an enemy symbol on the dungeon map. As you get near to the shadow, they will 
    drop down, and whirl around, hoping to smack into you and cause some damage. 
    If you see the shadow, cautiously approach it, locking on as soon as 
    possible. If you have a close range weapon, you will need to get close to it 
    as it whirls, and try and slash it without it hitting you. If you have a 
    projectile weapon, step back as it drops down, and pick it off with a few 
    shots.
    
    Monster: King’s Curse		[BOSS]
    Dungeon: Sun and Moon Temple
    Attacks: Close Range (Punches and Gas Cloud)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Undead
    Monster Weakness: Holy
    How to defeat: This boss is fairly simple, and you’ll probably have no 
    trouble defeating him once you’ve worked out the technique to use. As per 
    usual, you’ll need to use the character you obtained in this dungeon 
    (Ungaga) to beat this boss.
    It helps if you’ve completed fully Muska Lacka village (i.e. got 100% in the 
    Completion and Request scores.) Then the village chief will give you the 
    Mirage, a powerful weapon for Ungaga. You’ll also need a powerful weapon for 
    another character, preferably with a high Holy score.
    On the items front, you’ll need your usual compliment of about seven or 
    eight Cheeses, a couple of Premium Waters, and four or five Repair Powders.
    The boss you’re facing is a huge cloud of dark matter, protecting a fragile 
    coffin at the centre. You’re gonna need to waft away the dark material so 
    that you can get at the coffin (do you see how this is going to work out 
    yet?)
    To start with, the cloud will assume the shape of a giant man, and will 
    slowly start walking towards you. You have no hope of harming this dangerous 
    beast. What you need to do is to run near enough to him that he will take a 
    swipe at you (you will need to duck out of the way to avoid the swipe.)
    Once this occurs, the King’s Curse will metamorphose into a huge cloud of 
    black cloud, and will start relentlessly pursuing you. Retreat to a safe 
    distance, then turn to face the Curse, lock on, and start Ungaga’s Charge 
    attack. This will, as you might expect, clear the cloud (just as his Charge 
    attack clears the black wind barriers) and expose the fragile coffin. Now 
    quickly switch to a character with a fairly hefty weapon (preferably with a 
    high holy attribute) and pound that coffin, which should cause incredible 
    levels of damage.
    The King’s Curse will then turn back into a giant man, so repeat the process 
    to kill him.
    
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    Monster: Lich
    Dungeon: Gallery of Time
    Attacks: Projectile (Magic Spell) + Close Range (Slap)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Mage
    Monster Weakness: Holy
    How to defeat: Hmm. You think that this is going to be a nice easy enemy, 
    after your experience with the Ghost in Divine Beast Dran’s Cave. So you 
    calmly stride up to him, expecting an easy time, upon which he gives you a 
    damn good slapping and cleaves your health in half!
    After dying after some stupid Lich slapped Toan twice, I realised that 
    trying to kill the Lich with combos is not the best idea. Therefore, you 
    should try and take advantage of Lich’s weakness, which is its low health, 
    and use a Charge attack. Upon impact, a single charge will do around 300-400 
    damage, and the Lich will soon be in a crumpled heap on the floor. Of 
    course, projectile weapons are always an option.
    
    Monster: Living Armour
    Dungeon: Gallery of Time
    Attacks: Close Range (Lance)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Metal
    Monster Weakness: Lightning
    How to defeat: This hunk of scrap metal is descended from the Statues (from 
    D.B. Dran’s Cave), although it look slightly different. It is again fairly 
    slow, but their attacks are immensely powerful, and you don’t want to be 
    caught by a blow while you’re slashing away.
    At a safe distance from the armour, charge up a Windmill Slash (press X 
    until you glow twice.) Now approach the monster, and perform the slash, 
    backing away before it can clobber you. It should now be on low enough 
    health that you can simply run in and poke it with your sword to topple it 
    over.
    
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    Monster: Mask of Prajna
    Dungeon: Shipwreck
    Attacks: Close Range (Knife Swipe) + Gas Cloud
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: None
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: This is an extremely dangerous monster. You can’t attack it 
    from afar due to its ‘spinning fan’ defence system, which it has up at all 
    times except when it attacks you. You need to use a close range weapon. Get 
    up close to the monster, and when it unsheathes its knife, you should let 
    rip a quick combo, before backing away. Repeat the process to kill the 
    monster. At all times you should watch out for the monster’s gas attack, 
    which causes major damage to your character.
    
    Monster: Master Jacket
    Dungeon: Divine Beast Dran’s Cave and The Demon Shaft
    Attacks: Close range (Sword)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Undead
    Monster Weakness: Holy
    How to defeat: An advanced version of the Skeleton, Master Jacket can 
    defend, meaning that you can’t be so trigger-happy. Get up close to him, 
    using the R1 to block his sword attacks, and when his defence is down, try 
    to get as many combo hits in as possible, before he puts his defence up 
    again.
    Sometimes Master Jackets resurrect from the dead with a few HP – all that’s 
    needed is a few more slashes to return him from whence he came.
    
    Monster: Masterutan		[BOSS]
    Dungeon: Wise Owl Forest
    Attacks: Projectile (Watermelon pips) + Close Range (Punch)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Beast
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: This boss requires the efforts of Goro, so you’ll need to 
    find him a good weapon to succeed in this battle. I recommend the Battle 
    Axe, which you can get by finding all the Atlas pieces, rearranging them 
    into houses, and then putting all the houses in the right places at the 
    request of the villagers. If you then go and see Treant, then he’ll hand you 
    the Battle Axe, a hugely powerful weapon. Equip this weapon with a few Beast 
    Killer gems attached, and that should do the job. You’ll also need to use 
    Toan, so he should have a reasonable weapon as well. On the items front, 
    five or six Cheeses and five Repair Powders should be sufficient. You might 
    want to also take a number of Stamina Drinks to boost your characters during 
    battle.
    You’ll start the battle with Toan, on the other side of the screen from 
    Masterutan. Quickly switch to Goro, and get near enough that you can lock 
    onto him. This ensures that should he use his Watermelon Seed Spit attack, 
    you can press R1 and avoid taking any damage.
    Run up to the beast. He will soon start running up to you, and taking wild 
    swings at you. You’ll need to continually back away to avoid these, or risk 
    taking heavy damage. When the opportunity presents itself (i.e. when he is 
    not just about to punch you) quickly nip in, and smack the axe into his soft 
    flesh. This should deal him a good 50-60 HP of damage, and he’ll sit down in 
    a sulk. Switch to Toan, and charge him up until he can do a Whirlwind Slash 
    attack. Release this on the unlucky beast to do a further 50-60 HP damage. 
    He’ll now get up, and resume his wild punching. Switch back to Goro, and 
    repeat the process several times to beat the monster.
    
    Monster: Mimic
    Dungeon: All Dungeons
    Attacks: Close Range (Hand Clap + Bite)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Mimic
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: You will find this nasty piece of work in all of the 
    dungeons, and if you have played any RPGs at all, the mimic will be a 
    familiar face (they appear in the Granstream Saga, and Final Fantasy IX to 
    name but two.) These cunning beasties disguise themselves as treasure 
    chests, and as soon as you press the X button to open them, will spring open 
    to attack. They are often difficult to beat since their jumping around often 
    makes it hard to hit them with a catapult, and they have a tendency to 
    defend themselves as soon as you start a combo. The easy way to kill one is 
    to use Goro and pound it with your hammer/large axe until it gives in. 
    However, you can also use Toan, and simply slash away, backing away when it 
    snaps at you, or defends.
    
    Monster: Minotaur Joe		[BOSS]
    Dungeon: The Moon Sea
    Attacks: Close range (Punches and Axe)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Beast
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: Somewhat oddly for a boss, you don’t actually need to use 
    your latest comrade, Osmond, to beat this boss. Indeed, I wouldn’t recommend 
    using Osmond – you’d be there, slowly draining his health, for hours, and 
    that’s something you presumably don’t want, since this boss is fairly easy. 
    Toan is your warrior of choice here. You’ll need to pick his biggest, most 
    dangerous weapon that you have on your possession, and perhaps equip a few 
    Beast Killer Attachments (or, preferably, some gems.)
    You might need a Repair Powder or two for your sword survive this battle. 
    However, my weapon (An Antique Sword) had 99WHp, and 99 Endurance by that 
    point, so I didn’t need one. Nevertheless, I brought some along as a safety 
    precaution, as you should too.
    You’ll need to bring along quite a few Premium Chickens, since if this guy 
    manages to hit you, he can quite easily cleave a good proportion of your 
    health off in one blow.
    If you’ve been saving your Stamina Drinks up for a special occasion, then 
    now is the time to use them – if you haven’t, and you’ve used ‘em all, then 
    you can always go and buy some from Suzy in Queens. You’ll need about five 
    or six. A couple of Dran’s Feathers might come in useful too.
    OK, now that you’re fully prepared and stocked up with items, then you can 
    go and challenge that colossus! When the battle starts, you’ll notice huge 
    quantities of wine barrels being dropped into the ring. These barrels, when 
    drunk by the Minotaur, have the same effect on him as Stamina Drinks would 
    on you. Once he has drunk one of these barrels, he goes absolutely psycho, 
    and can easily kill one of your characters in a single blow (this effect 
    wears off after a short period of time). However, don’t try to destroy the 
    barrels, because more drop into the ring as you hack the old ones into 
    pieces.
    You can use the Wine Barrels to your advantage. When Joe drinks from them, 
    he is extremely vulnerable to your attacks, and cannot counterattack. So, 
    when the battle begins, just keep running away from Joe, keeping an eye on 
    him. After a while, he’ll give up on chasing you all over the place, and 
    make a beeline for one of the barrels. At this point, you should spin round, 
    and run towards him (using the Dran’s Feather if he’s too far away) and you 
    can get a hit in before Joe resumes his onslaught. If you manage to get a 
    hit in, you’ll interrupt his drinking, and he won’t get the beneficial 
    status effect. Back away before he gets a swipe at you, and repeat the 
    process to kill Minotaur Joe.
    If he does manage to drink the wine, then don’t worry – you can even the 
    odds by drinking a Stamina Drink. This ups your defence, meaning that are 
    safe from one-hit deaths, and your attack, meaning that, even in his 
    improved state, you can still do a lot of damage to him. You should also use 
    some of your Stamina Drinks to simply improve your defence and attack during 
    the general course of the battle. In the end, I couldn’t be bothered to wait 
    for him to drink the wine, so just followed him around the arena, after 
    drinking a Stamina Drink, and kept slashing his retreating ass. This tactic 
    means that you have to use some of your Premium Chickens, but the Stamina 
    Drink means that his hits won’t do all that much damage, so you won’t have 
    to use all that many.
    
    Monster: Monday
    See the Section entitled ‘Gnomes.’
    
    Monster: Moon Bug
    Dungeon: The Moon Sea
    Attacks: Close Range (Roll) + Projectile (Cannon)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Metal
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: If you imagine the product of a cross between a deranged 
    Rockanoff and a Pirate’s Chariot, which, of course, makes it a bit of a pain 
    in the ass. When you are at a reasonable range, it will open its shell to 
    reveal a huge cannon, which fires a cannonball at you at great speed. You’ll 
    naturally want to avoid this, so get near to him with a close range fighter. 
    He’ll start rolling at you, a bit like a Rockanoff. Fortunately, its turning 
    system is complete crap, so you can keep side-stepping and attacking it as 
    it rolls past you.
    
    Monster: Moon Digger
    Dungeon: The Moon Sea
    Attacks: Close Range (Jumps) + Projectile (Breath)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Beast
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: Yes, this is an upgraded version of the Earth Digger that you 
    fought in the Wise Owl Forest - as if he wasn’t bad enough already. Again, 
    he’s best taken out using projectile weaponry, or repeated Charge attacks 
    from Goro.
    
    Monster: Mr. Blare
    Dungeon: Sun and Moon Temple
    Attacks: Projectile (Fire Magic)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Mage
    Monster Weakness: Ice
    How to defeat: This monster is an upgraded Sax (from the Shipwreck) and 
    behaves much like one. You should attempt to avoid his bolts, and get in 
    close, slashing at him when he lets his guard down.
    
    Monster: Mummy
    Dungeon: Sun and Moon Temple and The Demon Shaft
    Attacks: Close Range (Sword)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Undead
    Monster Weakness: Holy
    How to defeat: There is nothing much remarkable about this monster, save the 
    fact that it can resurrect like the Master Jacket. A combo or two should do 
    him in.
    
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    Monster: Nikapcus
    Dungeon: The Demon Shaft
    Attacks: Close range (Leg Swipes) + Projectile (Bomb)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: None
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: This is one of the first monsters unique to the Demon Shaft 
    you’re likely to meet, and he’s quite a dangerous one. Until you’re quite 
    close to him, he tends to remain in his mask-like shell, hovering 
    inexplicably in mid-air. However, once you’re near him, he opens, and after 
    a short pause, will do some rather stylish martial arts kicks, fully 
    utilising his specially evolved knife like-legs, which will do heaps of 
    damage to your current character. He can also throw bombs at you, which are 
    particularly nasty compared to other projectiles, since even if you dodge 
    his shot, the bomb will explode on the floor, and if you’re not far enough 
    away, it will damage you quite badly.
    The pauses before he uses his kicks are his weak spot. Approach him, and as 
    soon as he opens his shell, slash away at the tender body held within, and 
    before he has a chance to use his attacks, you should be able to dispatch 
    him easily.
    
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    Monster: Opar
    Dungeon: Divine Beast Dran’s Cave
    Attacks: Close range (Body Slam) + Goo Cloud
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Marine
    Monster Weakness: Fire
    How to defeat: If you attempt to fight this fish-like organism with a close 
    range weapon, you should side-step around to his rear (so that he can’t body 
    slam you) and then just lay into him. However, it is far easier (and less 
    risky) just to pick him off with a projectile weapon. Be aware that, when he 
    dies, he body slams you, so be sure not to be standing right in front of 
    him.
    
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    Monster: Phantom
    Dungeon: Sun and Moon Temple
    Attacks: Close Range (Sting)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Sky
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: Remember the Hornet? Well, the Phantom is almost identical, 
    except the developers have imaginatively decided to paint this guy black, to 
    go with its spooky name. Again, projectile weapons are the order of the day 
    to nail this guy, because if you get too near, it’ll fly up into the air 
    before stabbing you with a rather damaging sting attack, which, as usual, 
    causes poison in its unlucky victim. A few catapult shots should see this 
    guy fall in a heap to the floor.
    
    Monster: Playing Card Soldiers (Club, Spade, Heart, Diamond, and Joker)
    Dungeon: Gallery of Time and The Demon Shaft
    Attacks: Close Range (Various Clubs and Spades) Projectile (Heart Throw)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: None
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: These monsters are the typical cannon fodder materials of the 
    Gallery of Time. Most of these monsters attack using long sticks with their 
    suit symbol on the end (so the Club has a long stick with a Club on the 
    end.) However, the Spade uses a Spade (rather than a big stick with a spade 
    on the end) - although it looks more like a coal scuttle, and the Heart 
    throws projectiles at you. Their attack patterns are varied. Most of them 
    simply whack you with their stick, but the Spade whirls his spade around his 
    head (which makes it a dangerous attack – he can hit you multiple times). 
    The Heart blasts projectiles at you (very quickly – once it has started, it 
    is often difficult to get near, and you’ll have to use projectiles). All 
    five of the soldiers can defend by turning their backs at you, and shaking 
    their ass at you (though how that helps them repel your attacks, God only 
    knows...)
    You shouldn’t have any problems with these guys. I found that the best way 
    to kill them, especially when they are in groups (like they are on one floor 
    of the dungeon) is to press and hold X, while approaching them. When you are 
    in the middle of the group, let fly a Windmill Slash, and you should hit at 
    least a couple of them. In their weakened state, you can use a few combos to 
    take them out. If there is only one, and WHp is low, then the trusty combo 
    when their defence is down is always an option.
    
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    Monster: Rash Dasher
    Dungeon: Gallery of Time
    Attacks: Close Range (Club)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Beast
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: Its rather disturbing that the Gallery of Time, the last 
    dungeon in the game, should contain many of the monsters from the first 
    dungeon. Remember the Dasher monster? Well this monster is virtually the 
    same. He’ll come speeding towards you at an enormous velocity, which is 
    convenient for you, since you don’t have to bother running after him to do 
    him in. Simply lop his head off using your trusty blade before he has a 
    chance to raise his club.
    
    Monster: Rockanoff
    Dungeon: Divine Beast Dran’s Cave and the Demon Shaft
    Attacks: Close range (Rolling Attack)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Stone
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: This monster can do some serious damage if he manages to roll 
    into you, so you want to avoid that happening. The best way to kill him is 
    to lock on to him before he notices you. As he rolls towards you, power up a 
    Charge attack, and then release it as he approaches you. Then run back to a 
    safe distance, lock on to him again, and power up another Charge, releasing 
    it again as he approaches. Repeat the process until his health is depleted 
    to nothing.
    
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    Monster: Saturday
    See the Section entitled ‘Gnomes.’
    
    Monster: Sax
    Dungeon: Shipwreck
    Attacks: Projectile (Ice Magic)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Mage
    Monster Weakness: Fire
    How to defeat: This monster is fairly easy to defeat, despite its fast 
    moving ice bolts. You get a fair amount of warning that an attack is about 
    to take place, as the Sax bends over backwards, before lunging forwards and 
    shooting a spell at you. Just get close in, and attack when he lets his 
    guard down. A few well-placed slashes should do the job.
    
    Monster: Sil (and Gol)
    Dungeon: Sun and Moon Temple and the Demon Shaft
    Attacks: Close Range (Pound + Punches)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Stone
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: It’s those Golems again. You’ll first see Sil (and his mate 
    Gol) in the Sun and Moon Temple, and there are an abundance of Sils in the 
    Demon Shaft. Like all Golems, you should use Goro (or another close range 
    fighter) and attack in the intervals between his pound and punch attacks, 
    withdrawing so that you aren’t harmed.
    
    Monster: Skeleton Soldier
    Dungeon: Divine Beast Dran’s Cave
    Attacks: Close range (Sword)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Undead
    Monster Weakness: Holy
    How to defeat: This monster is one of the first you’re likely to meet, and 
    so is one of the easiest. A few sword swipes will quickly finish this 
    monster off.
    
    Monster: Space Gyan
    Dungeon: The Moon Sea
    Attacks: Close Range (Lance)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Marine
    Monster Weakness: Fire
    How to defeat: This guy is much harder than the Gyan you found in the 
    Shipwreck since, instead of just swimming in a straight line, the Space Gyan 
    can turn. This means that it is virtually impossible to attack the Gyan with 
    a close range weapon without being hit at least once (after which just one 
    combo will kill it.) Therefore, I recommend projectile weapons to nail this 
    guy.
    
    Monster: Spade
    See the Section entitled ‘Playing Card Soldiers.’
    
    Monster: Statue
    Dungeon: Divine Beast Dran’s Cave
    Attacks: Close range (Big Axe)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Stone
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: This guy is very slow, but very dangerous. If he manages to 
    hit you while you’re slashing at him, he’ll cause some major damage to you, 
    and you can’t defend using R1. What you want to do is lock on to him, and 
    approach him, charging up a Charge attack as you do so. When you are close 
    enough, and he has raised his Axe to its apex, release the X button. Now 
    retreat, and repeat the process until he dies.
    
    Monster: Statue Dog
    Dungeon: Divine Beast Dran’s Cave
    Attacks: Close Range (Bite)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Stone
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: This enemy will remain in a box shape until you get up close, 
    upon which it will unfold and attempt to attack you. Since it has a rather 
    damaging attack, this is best avoided. Lock on to it before it unfolds, and 
    a short distance from it begin a combo. As it unfolds, your last two hits 
    should hit into it, which should easily kill it. It doesn’t have many HP.
    
    Monster: Steel Giant
    Dungeon: Sun and Moon Temple and the Demon Shaft
    Attacks: Close Range (Pound + Punches)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Metal
    Monster Weakness: Lightning
    How to defeat: This monster is basically a Golem that decided it would don a 
    rather heavy suit of reinforced steel armour. Which is bad news for you, 
    since its defence is absolutely massive. The same tactic as the Golem 
    applies. Use Goro, and bash him before he pounds the ground. Watch out if 
    you get hit though – this monster packs an extreme punch and he will KO a 
    character in about two or three hits.
    
    Monster: Sunday
    See the Section entitled ‘Gnomes.’
    
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    Monster: Thursday
    See the Section entitled ‘Gnomes.’
    
    Monster: Titan
    Dungeon: The Moon Sea
    Attacks: Close Range (Pound + Swipes)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Stone
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: Another repeated enemy, the Titan is a further upgraded 
    version of the Golem and the Steel Giant. This guy really shouldn’t be very 
    tough for you now, and a few Charge attacks from Goro in the pauses between 
    his attacks should bring him down easy.
    
    Monster: Tuesday
    See the Section entitled ‘Gnomes.’
    
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    Monster: Vulcan
    Dungeon: The Moon Sea and The Demon Shaft
    Attacks: Close Range (Fire Spike)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Stone
    Monster Weakness: Ice
    How to defeat: Oh no. Not the Dune reincarnated. This guy is much the same, 
    and you can use repeated Toan or Goro Charge attacks, or projectile weapons, 
    to do him in.
    
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    Monster: Wednesday
    See the Section entitled ‘Gnomes.’
    
    Monster: Werewolf
    Dungeon: Wise Owl Forest
    Attacks: Close Range (Claw Swipe)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Beast
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: Another easy to beat monster, the only thing that should 
    annoy you about the werewolf is how often it blocks. As soon as you get near 
    to it (and its guard is down) do a quick combo, and that should do the job. 
    Combos will also interrupt the werewolf’s attacks, so you shouldn’t really 
    be in any danger of taking any damage.
    
    Monster: White Fang
    Dungeon: The Moon Sea and The Demon Shaft
    Attacks: Close Range (Claws)
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Beast
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: This is basically the same as the Werewolf from the Wise Owl 
    Forest, and is also just as pants. You can use just about any character, and 
    just hack or fire away when his guard is down, jumping back when he tries to 
    slash you.
    In the Demon Shaft, this guy is a complete pain in the ass, however, since 
    he seems to be invulnerable to all the elements. This means that, when 
    fighting him, you need to remove any elemental attributes contained in your 
    weapon.
    
    Monster: Witch Hellza
    Dungeon: The Moon Sea and the Demon Shaft
    Attacks: Projectile (Magic Bolt)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Mage
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: This is the Witch Illza again, except that this time, instead 
    of hurling pathetic poisonous apples, this momma hurls gigantic fire bolts 
    at you, which can cause loads of damage. If you want to use a close range 
    weapon to attack this witch, then get close, and wait for her to raise her 
    wand. Then quickly dodge right just as she releases it to avoid the blast, 
    and perform a quick combo before she can prepare another attack – this 
    should do the job. Note that the witch can teleport all over the place just 
    like her predecessor, leaving you slashing thin air.
    
    Monster: Witch Illza
    Dungeon: Wise Owl Forest
    Attacks: Projectile (Poisonous Apple) + Close Range
    Can defend? Yes
    Monster Type: Mage
    Monster Weakness: None
    How to defeat: It is probably best to kill this witch with a projectile 
    weapon, side-stepping to avoid the apples she throws. It is more difficult 
    to kill her with a sword or a mallet, firstly because she has a dangerous 
    close range attack, and secondly because she can teleport all over the 
    place.
    
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    Monster: Yammich
    Dungeon: Divine Beast Dran’s Cave and the Demon Shaft
    Attacks: Close range (Drilling attack)
    Can defend? No
    Monster Type: Undead
    Monster Weakness: Holy
    How to defeat: This guy does exist in the UK version of the game, as I found 
    out when I was wandering Divine Beast Dran’s Cave (to plunder the back 
    floors, and obtain those oh so rare gems.) The evolution into 3D of the rest 
    of the gaming world means nothing to the Yammich, and like many retro 
    gamers, persists in believing that ‘2D is better.’ Hmm. Anyway, he didn’t 
    seem all that difficult to me. As Savior 82 says below, just reel off a few 
    combos, while strafing to avoid his drilling attack.
    
    Savior 82 (hedgehog@kotiposti.net) says...
    It can hit you hard in the start, but it's pretty easy.
    Just run up and slash, then strafe so he won’t hit you, then hack again if 
    he isn't dead already.
    
    4) Legal Stuff and Credits
    
    All material © 2001 Odge
    
    Thanks to Savior 82 (hedgehog@kotiposti.net) for the Yammich monster 
    section.
    
    If you want to use these hints on your website, ask me first, and don’t 
    change anything! I spent hours writing this thing, so I want some credit.
    
    If I’ve missed any monsters out (not counting the ones past the Sun and Moon 
    Temple), if you have any further tips related to defeating the monsters, or 
    if you have any queries relating to the game at all, please e-mail me. I can 
    not guarantee that I will answer, or put up your comments, but you can try.
    
    

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