XENOSAGA EPISODE I: DER WILLE ZUR MACHT
EMAILS FAQ (v2.0, 5-24-02)
by Edward Chang (chang.459@osu.edu)

Version History
v2.0 (5-24-03)
   Corrections regarding F-BSHOT. Disclaimer added.

v1.0 (8-23-02)
   First version


TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Introduction
2. Email List
3. Other Notes
4. Credits


1. INTRODUCTION

While playing Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht, you will receive
many emails from various sources. Some are just miscellaneous bits of info
to liven up the game world; others can be quite useful to your quest; still
others are actually advertisements for other Namco games!

Only Shion can receive emails. Note that she does not actually have to be
in your party, but she has to be at least available; in other words, you
cannot get email during the segments where you play as Ziggy and MOMO or
where you play as Jr. Also, emails are location, not time, dependent, so
if you cease to receive emails for awhile it's time to start advancing the
plot. See the Email List below for more details.

Certain emails require you to reply to them. While the text of the message
is up, simply press O (in the US release, this is likely to be changed to
X) and a list of three possible responses will come up. Simply pick the one
you want and press O again to send the reply email.

Other emails will have a file attached to them which you can download. The
file can be anything from items to use, plugins for your UMN module, or
even new equipment for KOS-MOS. To download a file, simply find an email
in your inbox which has a highlighted paper clip icon (signifying that it
does have a file attached) and press O. A side menu will come up; the third
option is download, after which point you can enjoy the benefits of whatever
you downloaded.

Including reply emails, there are a total of 51 emails that you may send/
receive throughout the course of the game. There are actually more, but
since you have to choose at certain points you will not receive all of them.
In most cases, emails which you have to choose from have "right" answers
and "wrong" answers. Again, see the list below for details.

Finally, for those of you who think that emails are no big deal, think again;
not only is the email "minigame" required to get great items such as the
F-BSHOT and the F-SCYTHE, it also can give you discounts on items and lots of
Gold -- perfect for those of you trying to save up to buy that snazzy
AG-05!


2. EMAIL LIST

Here I will list the emails you may receive throughout the game. Since emails
are in most cases location dependent (as well as dependent on what part of
the game you are at, for locations you visit more than once), this section
is divided into general locations. Each email also has a specific location and
a note if that email is required for anything special. 

Each email marked "Namco Advertisement" will only be received if you choose
to give your email address to the mechanic standing near the exit to the Zohar
Emulator room on the Woglinde.

DISCLAIMER
This FAQ was written off of the original Japanese version of the game. I have
since been informed that in the American release of XSI, several of the
emails (notably the "Advertisement" emails) have had their content, location,
or both changed. Thus, if you cannot seem to get a certain email listed in
my guide, if it is an Advertisement email it may be impossible to get, period.

Woglinde - Before seeing Zohar Emulator
**You will receive the first four emails automatically in the corridor before
you reach the room with the Zohar Emulator
#01. About Equipping AGWS
#02. About Equipping Characters
#03. When You Feel the Game is Difficult
#04. New Connection Gear

Woglinde - After Zohar Emulator and before counselling the Realiens
#05. Location: Guaranteed
     Special: None
     You will receive an email from Miyuki. She will tell you she is sending
     you the actual MWS based on the data received from the virtual one you
     used in the simulator.
 
Woglinde - After counselling the Realiens and before reaching the bridge
#06. Location: Realien Counselling Room. You must leave the room once and then
     come back.
     Special: Required for you to claim a 200,000G (!) prize later in the
     game
     You will receive an email from Vector's security division. It seems that
     somebody has hacked into their systems. They will ask you to help them
     find the culprit. You should reply to this email as soon as possible.
---> #07. This is your reply to email #06. The first choice says you will 
     accept; the second says sorry, you don't have the time. Take the first 
     choice.
#08. Location: Guaranteed
     Special: Database will be enabled
     Database service now online. After this email you can use the Database on
     the UMN. 
#09. Location: D-3 Block, near the nook with the sofas.
     Special: Required to receive the F-SCYTHE
     You will receive a secret mail from Miyuki. She clues you in as to a
     possible new weapon in development for KOS-MOS and asks you if you have 
     any interest in it. You should reply to this email as soon as possible.
---> #10. This is your reply to email #09. The first choice says you read the
     mail. The second choice scolds Miyuki. Take the first choice.
#11. Location: D-4 Block, to the right of the Segment Address #7 door.
     Special: Namco Advertisement
     This is an advertisement for Namco's Ninja Assault.

Woglinde - After reaching the bridge, before the Gnosis attack
#12. Location: In front of the bridge's elevator
     Special: Must have replied correctly to #09. Required for the F-SCYTHE
     Miyuki will send you the Sprinkle, a plugin for the UMN.
#13. Location: D-5 Block, to the left of one of the holographic plant displays
     Special: Must have 500G to reply
     This is the first of the many UM Fund Investment mails you will receive.
     This particular one is for medical supplies. You have three choices.
---> #14. This is your reply to email #13. The first choice invests in 
     Hasegawa; the second, in Vector; and the third, in Dawson. It doesn't
     matter which one you pick, although if you want the F-BSHOT quicker,
     invest in Vector; see #17 for what you get.
#15. Location: To the left of the Vector room with the KOS-MOS team
     Special: Namco Advertisement
     Advertisement for Smash Court.

Elsa - Before bringing the curry to Andrew
#16. Location: Guaranteed
     Special: EVS Simulator will be enabled
     This email will tell you about the EVS simulator and will enable the
     KOS-MOS Simulator, Woglinde, and Pleroma Asteroid maps.
#17. Location: After leaving the Elsa kitchen, go to the right around the #2 
               cabin
     Special: Must have replied to email #13
     The investment you made will pay off. If you invested in Hasegawa, you
     will receive 5 Aquasists; in Vector, 5 Rosesists; and in Dawson, 5
     Zetasists. In all three cases you will also now receive 10% off any
     item purchase.
#18. Location: Guaranteeed
     Special: Must have replied to email #06
     This will be a response. If you said you would accept, the email thanks
     you and says more details will be sent later. If you rejected, the
     mail says that is a pity.

Elsa - After being called by the captain, before reaching the bridge
#19. Location: Number 2 Cabin, VERY close to the table. You must literally
     be touching the table.
     Special: None
     A mail for the 4767 Autumn/Winter catalog of Select Shop/MIG.

#20. Location: In the dining hall
     Special: Namco Advertisement (?)
     This is an email from Klonoa, of all people.

Elsa - After reaching the bridge, before reaching the Catapult
#21. Location: After exiting the bridge, to the right (near the save point)
     Special: Required for the F-BSHOT; must have 1000G to reply
     Another UM Fund investment. This time, it's for industry. Once again
     you have three choices.
---> #22. This is your reply to email #21. The first choice invests in the
     Venturing Company (VL). The second choice invests in Tesla. The third
     invests in the Circulation Center. Invest in VL if you want the F-
     BSHOT. See email #26 for the benefits.

Elsa - After checking the Catapult, before being attacked
#23. Location: Guaranteed
     Special: Must have accepted email #06
     Another mail from Vector Security. It will say that they've narrowed
     down the possible location of the culprit. A list will soon follow.
#24. Location: Immediate after #23
     Special: Must have accepted email #06
     This will list three possible locations for the hacker.
---> #25. This is your reply to email #24. The first choice is an asteroid; 
     the second, a satellite; and the third, a cargo ship. The
     correct choice is the cargo ship.

Elsa - While showing Ziggy and MOMO around
#26. Location: Near the savepoint on B2
     Special: Must have replied to email #21. Required for the F-BSHOT.
     Once again, your investment pays off. If you invested in VL, you
     will receive 4000G, and 10% off future AGWS weapon purchases.
     If you invested in Tesla, you will receive 6000G. If you invested in
     the Circulation Center, you will get a piddling 2 Speed Stars.
     Obviously, VL is the way to go.
#27. Location: In the Catapult room
     Special: Required for the F-BSHOT; must have 2000G to reply
     Another investment email, this time for IT. Again, there are three
     possible companies.
---> #28. This is your reply to email #27. The first choice invests in ACM.
     The second invests in Mercedes; the third, in Vector. Reply to Vector
     for the F-BSHOT. See email #33 for benefits.

Dock Colony - Before leaving the Elsa
#29. Location: Guaranteed
     Special: Enables R-DRILL.
     This mail from Vector enables KOS-MOS to use the R-DRILL.

Dock Colony - After Andrew is attacked
#XX. Location: B1 Elevator on Elsa
     Special: Must have replied correctly to emails #21 and #27
     Some people report that after investing in VL and Vector, you will
     receive the F-BSHOT here. You must download it to use it. It seems
     that if you also selected Vector for email #13, you will get the
     F-BSHOT here. If not, don't worry; another opportunity comes up
     later.
#30. Location: Clinic center room. The window of opportunity for this mail
               is extremely small. You must have run into Hammer, but
               instead of following him you must return to the clinic
               first.
     Special: Namco Advertisement
     Advertises the new Pac-man game.
#31. Location: Guaranteed
     Special: EVS Map
     This mail enables the U-TIC Battleship map.

Durandal - Before finding MOMO
#32. Location: Guaranteed
     Special: EVS Map
     This mail enables the Gnosis Mothership map.
#33. Location: Guaranteed
     Special: Must have replied to email #27
     Your IT investment pays off. If you invested in ACM, you will receive
     4000G. If you invested in Mercedes, you will receive 8000G. If you
     invested in Vector, you will get a Decoder plugin. Also, ACM and Vector
     investors get 10% off future purchases of AGWS accessories.
#34. Location: Waiting Room
     Special: Must have 6000G to reply. May or may not be required for the
              F-BSHOT.
     Another Investment, this time for mechanical industry. You have three
     choices.
---> #35. This is your reply to email #34. The first choice is Shijima; the
     seoncd invests in Hamilton, and the third, Alchemia. If you have not
     received the F-BSHOT at the email marked #XX., you must invest in
     Alchemia to receive the F-BSHOT. Otherwise, you can invest in whichever
     one you wish. See #36 for benefits.

Durandal - After finding MOMO
#36. Location: Near escalator in the Park section
     Special: Must have replied to email #34
     Another investment pays off. If you invested in Shijima, you get a 
     whopping 72,000G. Hamilton investors get 48,000G, while Alchemia
     investors get a mere 24,000G.
#37. Location: Guaranteed
     Special: Must have responded correctly to emails #21, #27, and #34
     If you did not receive the F-BSHOT before, this is when you will
     receive it. You must download it to use.
#38. Location: Guaranteed
     Special: Must have replied to email #24
     Now you get to see if you caught the hacker. If you guessed the cargo
     ship, you will get another decoder plugin (different from Vector's).
     If you guessed the satellite, you wil fail to catch the hacker and
     you will get 40,000G for your efforts. If you guessed the asteroid,
     you will barely miss the hacker and get 60,000G for your efforts.
#39. Location: Residence Area
     Special: Namco Advertisement
     This is an advertisement for Ace Compact 4.

Kookai Foundation
#40. Location: Gaignun Private Beach
     Special: Must have caught the hacker in #38
     Uhoh! The hacker you caught committed suicide in jail, and now his
     clone sister is after you! She will challenge you to catch her as well,
     and she will provide hints in the email as to where she is. However,
     they are encrypted! If you got both decoder plugins (from emails #33
     and #38), you will be able to read all the hints. Or, you could just
     cheat and read the next email description.
---> #41. This is your reply to email #40. There are three possible locations;
     the Durandal, the U-TIC Battleship, and the Pleroma Asteroid. The
     correct answer is the Durandal.
#42. Location: Near the right side exit to the 26-27 Block
     Special: Must have talked to the Pink Bug and not destroyed it in the
     26-27 Block warehouse.
     The Pink Bug will send you a picture of yourself. Nice!

Kookai Foundation - After Encephalon, while rescuing people
#43. Location: Guaranteed
     Special: EVS Map
     This mail enables the Encephalon map.
#44. Location: Guaranteed
     Special: Enables the X-BUSTER and sends the F-RSHOT
     KOS-MOS will be able to use the X-BUSTER. Also, you can download the
     F-RSHOT for use.
#45. Location: Guaranteed
     Special: Must have replied to email #40.
     Again, you will see if you caught the hacker. If you said Durandal,
     you will be congratulated. If you did not, the hacker's sister will
     chide you, but you will get 100,000G for your efforts.

Kookai Foundation - After rescuing people
#46. Location: Guaranteed
     Special: Enables the S-CHAIN and R-SPAINE
     KOS-MOS will be able to use the S-CHAIN and the R-SPAINE
#47. Location: Guaranteed
     Special: Must have replied correctly to email #09, waaaaaaaay back
     This mail sends the F-SCYTHE, probably KOS-MOS's best weapon. You
     must download it to use.

After Clearing Nephilim's Song
#48. Location: Guaranteed
     Special: Enables R-DRAGON
     This mail enables KOS-MOS's last 'waza, the R-DRAGON.
#49. Location: Guaranteed
     Special: Must have responded correctly to email #40.
     Mad about the simple congratulations from #45? Worry not! If you
     caught both hackers, you will be rewarded with a whopping 200,000G!
     Now that AG-05 seems semi-affordable!
#50. Location: Guaranteed
     Special: EVS Map
     This mail enables the Nephilim's Song map.
#51. Location: Upper roads of the left side of the 26-27 block
     Special: Namco Advertisement
     Cyber Sports advertisement.


3. OTHER NOTES

This is a condensed instruction list for those of you looking to maximize
your rewards from the email game.

F-BSHOT
1. On the Elsa, after reporting to the bridge, and before checking the
   catapult, go to the save point to the right of the bridge entrance.
   Invest in the Venturing Company (VL) for 1000G.
2. On the Elsa, while showing Ziggy and MOMO around, go to the B2 Save
   Point. You will receive your investment reward from the VL.
3. On the Elsa, while showing Ziggy and MOMO around, go to the Catapult
   Deck. Invest in Vector.com for IT, for 2000G.
4. When the Elsa docks at the Dock Colony, before going to find Andrew
   go to the elevator on the B1 floor. There you should receive the
   F-BSHOT.

F-SCYTHE
1. On the Woglinde, go to the D-3 Block and find the nook in the wall with
   the sofa. Miyuki will send you a secret email. Respond saying that
   you are interested.
2. Once on the bridge of the Woglinde, go near the elevator. Miyuki will
   send you the Sprinkle.
3. Way later in the game, on the Durandal after rescuing people in the
   Foundation, you will receive an email from Miyuki sending you the
   F-SCYTHE.

200,000G
1. On the Woglinde, after counselling the Realiens, leave and reenter
   the room and walk around the center. You will receive the mail from
   Vector Security. Respond saying you will assist them in tracking the
   hacker.
2. On the Elsa, while bringing curry to Andrew, you will receive an email
   thanking you.
3. On the Elsa, after checking out the Catapult, you will receive two
   emails from Vector Security. Respond to the second email saying that
   the cargo ship is the most suspicious.
4. After finding MOMO on the Durandal, you will receive an email saying
   that the hacker was apprehended.
5. On the Foundation at the Gaignun Private Beach, you will receive an
   email challenge from the hacker's sister. Respond saying that you think
   she is at the Durandal.
6. After clearing the 2nd Encephalon, you will receive a congratulations
   from the sister.
7. After clearing Nephilim's Song, you will receive your prize of
   200,000G.

10% DISCOUNT ON ITEMS
1. On the Woglinde, after appearing on the bridge, go to the D-5 block
   and walk under the overhanging columns connected to the holographic
   plants, near the large holograph screen. Invest in whichever company
   you want.
2. On the Elsa, while bringing curry to Andrew, walk around the #2 Cabin
   to the right. You will receive your investment reward and the discount
   on future purchases.

10% DISCOUNT ON AGWS WEAPONS
1. On the Elsa, after reporting to the bridge, and before checking the
   catapult, go to the save point to the right of the bridge entrance.
   Invest in the Venturing Company (VL) for 1000G.
2. On the Elsa, while showing Ziggy and MOMO around, go to the B2 Save
   Point. You will receive your investment reward from the VL and a 
   10% discount on future AGWS weapons purchases.

10% DISCOUNT ON AGWS ACCESSORIES
1. On the Elsa, while showing Ziggy and MOMO around, go to the Catapult
   Deck. Invest in Vector.com for IT, for 2000G.
2. On the Durandal, before finding MOMO, you will receive your investment
   reward from Vector.com and a 10% discount on future AGWS accessory
   purchases.


4. CREDITS
Dave Meleedy for the concise addition regarding the F-BSHOT.
To Monolith Soft and Namco for the great game. Now if only Episode II came
   out faster...

This FAQ Copyright 2002 to Edward Chang. Retransmission in any form without
express permission by the author is strictly prohibited.