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|                   Xenosaga-Episode 1: Der Wille Zur Mach                    |
|               Skills FAQ/Chart (US/NTSC edition of the game)                |
|        Written by myself Crazy4Metroid with feedback from Jolostuki         |
|                          Date Started: 06-01-2009                           |
|                         Date Completed: 06-14-2009                          |
|                        Date Last Updated: 06-17-2009                        |
|                                Version 1.2                                  |
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| Table of Contents                                                           |
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Section 1: Introduction                                                       |
Section 2: Legal Information                                                  |
Section 3: List Of Authorized Host Sites                                      |
Section 4: How to use this guide                                              |
Section 5: Accessory Locations                                                |
Section 6: Skill Charts                                                       |
Section 7: Detailed Instructions                                              |
Section 8: Credits                                                            |
Section 9: Contact Information                                                |
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Section 1: Introduction|
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Hi I’m Crazy4Metroid. Although my username may make it seem like I am a Metroid
Fan, which I am, I am also a fan of RPGs like the Xenosaga trilogy.

I noticed a problem in Xenosaga-Episode 1 quite a while ago. There are so many
accessories in the game that it can be difficult to remember if a given skill
has been extracted for a given character. The game gives you no method of
discerning this in the skills extraction menu. All accessories that have had
their skills extracted are shown as grayed out, but so are those accessories
that you don't currently have enough skills points to extract skills from.
How can you tell them apart without browsing through your list of extracted
skills looking for one specific skill to see if it has been extracted? The
simple answer is that you can't. Also, browsing through the whole list looking
for a single skill can get a bit laborious. This is especially true as the list
gets longer and longer. The skills in this list aren't listed in any specific
order, so unless you know where to look, it can be hard to spot a skill that
you are trying to find. I designed this skills extraction chart quite a while
ago. It's purpose is to help players identify what skills they have and haven't
yet extracted.

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Section 2: Legal Information|
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This FAQ/Chart is primarily my own handy work with feedback and information
provided by Jolostuki. This document is copyright to me and all rights are
reserved. It is alright if you choose to share this FAQ with others, just share
it in it's original form. You can also share the download URL for the document.
When sharing the FAQ, please credit myself Crazy4Metroid for it's origins and
Jolostuki for any info he contributed.

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Section 3: List Of Authorized Host Sites|
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Below are the sites that I have currently granted permission to host this FAQ.
Gamefaqs.com
Neoseeker.com
Supercheats.com

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Section 4: How to use this guide|
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To use the chart, just place the letters shown in the legend in the character
columns. You may want to place the letter "U" in all columns if you are using
this chart with a newly started gamesave. Otherwise, just fill in the blank
spaces with what ever letter best indicates the status of each skill, then
update the lists as you progress through the game.

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Section 5: Accessory Locations|
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Below is a list of all the character accessories that carry extractable skills.
I researched all the accessory locations myself by carefully scouring the
Strategy Guide Bradygames published for Xenosaga 1 and by going through the
game afew times. Most accessories are fairly easy to find while others are a
bit more difficult. While researching the locations of the accessories, I
identified about sixteen accessories that I felt may be somewhat difficult to
find. I have listed detailed instructions for these sixteen accessories in
section six below. The accessories in question are flagged with a note number
like this "See note 01 in Detailed Instructions below." For these find the note
number in section six that matches the accessory note number for the detailed
instructions.

Angel Ring
--->Found in Segment Address 15 in the KOS-MOS encephalon.

Battle Mask
--->Can be won as a prize in the Driller mini-game. Inside the door under the
letter R.

Blade Soul
--->Found in a destroyable statue beyond the save point in Shion's area of the
KOS-MOS encephalon.

Blue Ring
--->Can be purchased for 200 G at the Kukai Foundation shop. Available any time
after completion of Cathedral Ship and onward.
--->Can be purchased for 200 G from Dock Colony's "Talk To Me" Shop, available
any time after completion of Cathedral Ship and onward.
--->Can be purchased for 200 G from the Elsa's silver shop plate. Available
from just before diving into KOS-MOS encephalon and onward from this point in
game. See special note in Detailed Instructions section below.
--->Can be purchased for 200 G from the Mayors shop. Available only during the
Gnosis invasion of the Kukai Foundation.
--->KOS-MOS starts equipped with one.
--->Ziggy starts equipped with one.

Blue Topaz
--->Found in the pond in the forested part of Shion's area of the KOS-MOS
encephalon. See note 01 in Detailed Instructions below.

Boost Pack
--->Can be stolen from/dropped by boss Rianon SE as a normal item.

Bravesoul
--->Can be purchased In the Casino Mini-Game for 15,000 coins.

Chakra Shield
--->Located near where you fight the boss Proto Dora inside Proto Merkabah. See
note 02 in Detailed Instructions below.

Clock Shield
--->Found in a destroyable object along the path after the Mall on the
Cathedral Ship. See note 03 in Detailed Instructions below.

Coat • Beam
--->Can be found in the rear most hanger on the Elsa.

Coat • Fire
--->Found behind a sign along a secondary path on the Cathedral Ship. See note
04 in Detailed Instructions below.

Coat • Ice
--->Can be found in Segment Address 11 on the U-Tic Battleship.

Coat • Lightning
--->Can be found in Segment Address 18 on the Woglinde.

Coat • Sword
--->Found in a blue chest under some debris near Junior's starting point of the
KOS-MOS encephalon.

Commander’s Crest
--->Can be stolen from/dropped by boss Gargoyle as a rare item.

Craft Apron
--->Can be stolen from/dropped by Optional boss Mintia as a rare Item.

Cross
--->Located on level 4 of tower 2 in the Song of Nephilim. See note 05
in Detailed Instructions below.

Defibrillator Vest
--->Located in a destroyable object on level 3 of Tower 2 in the Song Of
Nephilim. See note 06 in Detailed Instructions below.
--->Located at the end of a catwalk in the docks section in Proto Merkabah. See
note 07 in Detailed Instructions below.

Double Buster
--->Found in Segment Address 5 in the KOS-MOS encephalon.

Field Ring
--->Located on one of the lower levels of Tower 3 of the Song Of Nephilim. See
note 08 in Detailed Instructions below.

Gemini Clock
--->Can be stolen from/dropped by boss Doppelwogel as a rare Item.

Golden Dice
--->Can be purchased In the Casino Mini-Game for 10,000 coins.

Green Ring
--->Can be purchased for 400 G at the Kukai Foundation shop. Available any time
after completion of Cathedral Ship and onward.
--->Can be purchased for 400 G from Dock Colony's "Talk To Me" Shop, available
any time after completion of Cathedral Ship and onward.
--->Can be purchased for 400 G from the Elsa's silver shop plate. Available
from just before diving into KOS-MOS encephalon and onward from this point in
game. See special note in Detailed Instructions section below.
--->Can be purchased for 400 G from the Mayors shop. Available only during the
Gnosis invasion of the Kukai Foundation.
--->chaos starts equipped with one.
--->MOMO starts equipped with one.

Guard Pendant
--->Can be purchased for 300 G from Dock Colony's "Talk To Me" Shop, available
from initial visit onward.
--->Can be purchased for 300 G from the silver shop plate inside the Cathedral
Ship. Only available during first visit, shop plate is replaced by an exit
plate once Cathedral Ship is added to EVS.

Hunter Goggle
--->Can be won as a prize in the Driller mini-game. The prize for successfully
completing Mission 3.

Kobold Ring
--->Can be purchased for 200 G at the Kukai Foundation shop. Available any time
after completion of Cathedral Ship and onward.
--->Can be purchased for 200 G from Dock Colony's "Talk To Me" Shop, available
any time after completion of Cathedral Ship and onward.
--->Can be purchased for 200 G from the Elsa's silver shop plate. Available
from just before diving into KOS-MOS encephalon and onward from this point in
game. See special note in Detailed Instructions section below.
--->Can be purchased for 200 G from the Mayors shop. Available only during the
Gnosis invasion of the Kukai Foundation.
--->KOS-MOS starts equipped with one.

Life Stone
--->Can be won as a prize in the Driller mini-game. Inside the door under the
letter I.

Magical Hat
--->Found in a blue chest in one of the cubicles in the office on the Cathedral
Ship. See note 09 in Detailed Instructions below.

Master’s Pendant
--->Can be stolen/dropped by from boss Ein Rugel as a rare Item.

Neo Armor a
--->Located in a destroyable object on level 6 of Tower 1 of the Song Of
Nephilim.

Neo Armor ß
--->Located in a destroyable object on level 3 of Tower 2 of the Song Of
Nephilim. See note 10 in Detailed Instructions below.

Nightwalker
--->Found in one of the pillars near the start on the Cathedral Ship.

Orange Ring
--->Can be purchased for 300 G at the Kukai Foundation shop. Available any time
after completion of Cathedral Ship and onward.
--->Can be purchased for 300 G from Dock Colony's "Talk To Me" Shop, available
any time after completion of Cathedral Ship and onward.
--->Can be purchased for 300 G from the Elsa's silver shop plate. Available
from just before diving into KOS-MOS encephalon and onward from this point in
game. See special note in Detailed Instructions section below.
--->Can be purchased for 300 G from the Mayors shop. Available only during the
Gnosis invasion of the Kukai Foundation.
--->Jr. starts equipped with one.

Power Brace
--->Can be purchased for 300 G from Dock Colony's "Talk To Me" Shop, available
from initial visit onward.
--->Can be purchased for for 300 G from the silver shop plate inside the
Cathedral Ship. Only available during first visit, shop plate is replaced by an
exit plate once Cathedral Ship is added to EVS.

Purple Ring
--->Can be purchased for 300 G from Dock Colony's "Talk To Me" Shop, available
any time after completion of Cathedral Ship and onward.
--->Can be stolen from/dropped by boss Margulis as a rare Item.

Red Ring
--->Can be purchased for 600 G from Dock Colony's "Talk To Me" Shop, available
any time after completion of Cathedral Ship and onward.
--->Can be stolen from/dropped by boss Margulis as a normal item.

Red Topaz
--->Found in a destroyable object in the subway station in Junior's area of the
KOS-MOS encephalon. See note 11 in Detailed Instructions below.

Revenge Power
--->Can be stolen from/dropped by boss Tiamat as a rare Item.

Rune Crystal
--->Located inside the (destroyable) car in the East 6 Garage in the Kukai
Foundation. Available before, during or, after the Gnosis invasion.

Samurai Heart
--->Can be stolen from/dropped by boss Doppelwogel as a normal item.
--->Found in Segment Address 13 on the Cathedral Ship.

Scope
--->Can be found in some crates at the docks area of Asteroid Pleroma.
--->Shion starts equipped with one.

Shield Armor
--->Can be stolen from/dropped by boss Rianon SE as a rare item.

Silver Crown
--->Can be stolen from/dropped by boss Gargoyle as a normal item.

Snake Hunter
--->Can be found in a blue chest near Segment Address 4 at Asteroid Pleroma.
--->Can be purchased for 500 G at the Kukai Foundation shop. Available just
before Gnosis invasion only.
--->Can be purchased for 500 G from Dock Colony's "Talk To Me" Shop, available
any time after completion of Cathedral Ship and onward.
--->Can be purchased for 500 G from silver shop plate in Durandal's
Residential area. Available from when you first gain access to Durandal and
onward.
--->Can be purchased for 500 G from the Elsa's silver shop plate. Available
between when you need to dive into KOS-MOS encephalon and up to when the Kukai
Foundation is invaded by the Gnosis. Item is removed from shop's inventory once
Song of Nephilim is available.
--->Can be purchased for 500 G from the silver shop plate inside the Cathedral
Ship. Only available during first visit, shop plate is replaced by an exit
plate once Cathedral Ship is added to EVS.

Sniper Goggles
--->Can be purchased for 200 G at the Kukai Foundation shop. Available just
before Gnosis invasion only.
--->Can be purchased for 200 G from Dock Colony's "Talk To Me" Shop, available
any time after completion of Cathedral Ship and onward.
--->Can be purchased for 200 G from silver shop plate in Durandal's Residential
area. Available from when you first gain access to Durandal and onward.
--->Can be purchased for 200 G from the Elsa's silver shop plate. Available
between when you need to dive into KOS-MOS encephalon and up to when the Kukai
Foundation is invaded by the Gnosis. Item is removed from shop's inventory once
Song of Nephilim is available.

Soldier’s Honor
--->Located in a destroyable object on level 4 of Tower 2 of the Song Of
Nephilim. See note 12 in Detailed Instructions below.

Soul
--->Can be stolen from/dropped by boss Gigas as a rare Item.

Speed Shoes
--->Can be found in Segment Address 14 on the Elsa.

Spirit Pendant
--->Can be found in Basement 2 on the Elsa (requires the disarm key to reach).
See note 13 in Detailed Instructions below.
--->Can be purchased for 400 G from the Elsa's silver shop plate. Available
from when you complete Pleroma to up to just before Kukai Foundation is
surrounded by Federation fleet, at which point shop's inventory changes and
Spirit Pendant is removed from list.
--->chaos starts equipped with one.

Spirit
--->Can be stolen from/dropped by boss Gigas as a normal item.

Star Hat
--->Found in the room where you fought Tiamat in the KOS-MOS encephalon. See
note 14 in Detailed Instructions below.

Swimsuit
--->Can be stolen from/dropped by Optional boss Great Joe as a normal item.
--->Found in a blue chest behind the counter at the "Our Treasure" Hotel in the
Kukai Foundation. Available during or after the Gnosis invasion only.
--->Can be won as a prize in the Driller mini-game. The prize for successfully
completing Mission 4.

Thief Ring
--->Can be found in Segment Address 4 at Asteroid Pleroma.
--->Can be won as a prize in the Driller mini-game. Inside the door under the
letter D.

Trauma Plate
--->Can be found in Segment Address 6 inside Proto Merkabah.

Venom Block
--->Found in a blue chest along the main path in Junior's area of the KOS-MOS
encephalon. See note 15 in Detailed Instructions below.

White Ring
--->Ziggy starts equipped with one.

Wooden Idol
--->Located in a blue chest behind the counter in the Ironman Bar in the Kukai
Foundation. Available during or after the Gnosis invasion only. See note 16 in
Detailed Instructions below.

Yamato Belt
--->Can be won as a prize in the Driller mini-game. The prize for successfully
completing Mission 2.

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Section 6: Skill Charts|
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Legend
Fist line: S,K,Z,M,C,J = Shion, KOS-MOS, Ziggy, MOMO, chaos, Jr.

Skill lines:
E) Extracted, Skill has been extracted.
T) Targeted, Skill is targeted For extraction next.
N) Not Targeted Yet, Skill not yet targeted for extraction.
U) Accessory Un-Acquired, Skill is on an accessory that hasn't been acquired.

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Level 1 Skills                                                                |
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Skill Name                                            | S | K | Z | M | C | J |
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Level 1: (0030) PATK Guard {Power Brace}              |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 1: (0030) PDEF Guard {Guard Pendant}            |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 1: (0040) DEX Guard {Sniper Goggles}            |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 1: (0050) DEX+2 {Blue Ring}                     |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 1: (0050) EVA+2 {Kobold Ring}                   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 1: (0060) EATK Guard {Spirit Pendant}           |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 1: (0060) Poison Guard {Snake Hunter}           |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 1: (0060) Search Eyes {Scope}                   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 1: (0100) Slow Guard {Clock Shield}             |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 2 Skills                                                                |
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Skill Name                                            | S | K | Z | M | C | J |
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Level 2: (0150) PATK+2 {Red Ring}                     |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 2: (0150) PDEF+2 {Green Ring}                   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 2: (0180) EATK+2 {Purple Ring}                  |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 2: (0180) EDEF+2 {Orange Ring}                  |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 2: (0200) Rare+10 {Thief Ring}                  |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 2: (0200) Sleep Guard {Nightwalker}             |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 2: (0220) Lost Guard {Magical Hat}              |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3 Skills                                                                |
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Skill Name                                            | S | K | Z | M | C | J |
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Level 3: (0240) Special Guard {Soldier’s Honor}       |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0300) A-Poison Guard {Venom Block}          |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0300) Beam-20 {Coat • Beam}                 |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0300) CB On {Revenge Power}                 |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0300) Confusion Guard {Blade Soul}          |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0300) Counter+10 {Samurai Heart}            |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0300) CRTC+5 {Hunter Goggle}                |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0300) Damage UD {Golden Dice}               |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0300) Damage-10 {Cross}                     |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0300) EDEF+4 {Neo Armor ß}                  |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0300) EP Double Guard {Rune Crystal}        |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0300) EP Guard {Chakra Shield}              |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0300) EPMAX+15 {Silver Crown}               |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0300) Ether Power D {Blue Topaz}            |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0300) Ether Power U {Red Topaz}             |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0300) Fire-20 {Coat • Fire}                 |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0300) HPMAX+15 {Yamato Belt}                |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0300) Ice-20 {Coat • Ice}                   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0300) KO Guard {Defibrillator Vest}         |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0300) Lightnining-20 {Coat • Lightning}     |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0300) Lonely EDUP {Spirit}                  |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0300) Lonely PDUP {Soul}                    |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0300) PDEF+4 {Neo Armor a}                  |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0300) Stop Guard {Field Ring}               |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0300) Sword-20 {Coat • Sword}               |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0300) Tech Attack AC {Battle Mask}          |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 3: (0320) Bind Guard {Wooden Idol}              |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 4 Skills                                                                |
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Skill Name                                            | S | K | Z | M | C | J |
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Level 4: (0300) AP+1 {Commander’s Crest}              |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 4: (0500) AGL+ 1 {White Ring}                   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 4: (0500) All Guard {Shield Armor}              |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 4: (0500) Battle BC+1 {Boost Pack}              |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 4: (0500) CRTC Guard {Trauma Plate}             |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 4: (0500) HP Strong {Bravesoul}                 |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 4: (0500) Recovery Double {Life Stone}          |   |   |   |   |   |   |
------------------------------------------------------|---|---|---|---|---|---|
Level 4: (0500) Speed+25 {Speed Shoes}                |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 4: (0500) ST Double {Gemini Clock}              |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 4: (0500) W Special {Double Buster}             |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 5 Skills                                                                |
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Skill Name                                            | S | K | Z | M | C | J |
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Level 5: (1000) EP Half {Angel Ring}                  |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 5: (1000) Ether P+25 {Star Hat}                 |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 5: (1000) Experience P+25 {Master’s Pendant}    |   |   |   |   |   |   |
------------------------------------------------------|---|---|---|---|---|---|
Level 5: (1000) Skill P+25 {Craft Apron}              |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Level 5: (1000) Tech P+25 {Swimsuit}                  |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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Section 7: Detailed Instructions|
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Note 01: Just past the spot where you see the bunny harvesting Carrot Juice,
keep following along the main path as it goes up a slope, past a tree in the
foreground, and down a rocky slope. Keep going along the path as it goes up
another slope and across a log bridge. Follow the path as it winds down around
the stump at the end of the log bridge and past a Basilisk Gnosis. Once you get
around that curve in the path, you will come to a fork where you can either
head south along the main path or west along a secondary one. Choose to go west
to where a Kobold Gnosis is waiting. Defeat the set and continue to what looks
like a dead end. You should notice that you can lock on to a small tree ahead
of you. Destroy it to reveal a weak spot in the rock wall behind it. Destroy
the weak spot in the wall and enter the tunnel it reveals. You'll come to
another spot where you can blast through the wall. Blast through and continue
along the shallow pond. Follow the water filled path past the log bridge you
crossed earlier and go around the back to a hidden tunnel that will bring you
to another weak spot in the rock wall. Blast through that one and then destroy
the large rock to reach the chest containing the Blue Topaz.

Note 02: When you reach the room where you need to jump down to the satellite
dish where Proto Dora is fought, go east from the door that you came through.
Destroy the two objects that you come to and enter the hidden passage behind
them. Keep going until you come to a set of eight grey canisters. Destroy the
right most canister in the front row, then destroy the one directly behind it
to find the chest holding the Chakra Shield. If you have already jumped down
to the satellite dish and defeated Proto Dora, head up the ladder at the end
of the catwalk and take the door to the left of the ladder. Go through the
door and the next one after it. In the room beyond the door, take an immediate
right turn and go through the door in the bottom right corner of the room. That
door will take you back into the room from which you originally entered the
Satellite Dish room. Make your way back and follow the instructions from the
entrance of the Satellite Dish room to reach the Chakra Shield.

Note 03: After exiting the mall and climbing down the ramp, you will come to a
fork where you can go either east or west. If you go west, go past the rocks
that you must destroy to continue on the main path and you will come to another
fork where you can keep going west or turn towards the south. Go south until
the path starts to turn to the east. If you choose to go east from the exit of
the mall, just follow the path as it turns south and then west. Regardless of
which direction you head in, you should come to a destroyable box that has a
Fairy Gnosis wandering near it. Destroy the box to get the Clock Shield.

Note 04: To get the Coat • Fire, continue on the main path until you come to a
fork in the second area where you can continue heading east on the main path or
turn north into a small alcove where there is a small destroyable object. There
should be a sign that say something like "Ariadne Central Shopping Mall" on the
outside of the alcove. Keep going east along the main path until it begins to
turn south where there will be another fork. This time your choices will be to
keep going south on the main path or turn east. Go east and follow this path as
it turns north and then west to go behind a large reddish sign with images of
fish on it. There should be a weak panel that you can lock on to, destroy and
open the blue chest to claim the accessory.

Note 05: To get the Cross, take the north passage from the save point inside
tower 2 of the Song of Nephilim. Keep going until you come to a destroyable
purple canister, destroy it to claim the cross.

Note 06: To reach the Defibrilator Vest inside the Song of Nephilim, take the
northwest passage from the save point in tower 2. Climb down the ladder to
level 3 and head east past the first ladder you pass and climb down the second
one. That ladder will lead you down to level 2, there backtrack west and go
past the first ladder again. Climb up the second ladder and back to level 3.
Once back on level 3, head east again until your path is blocked by several red
destroyable boxes. Destroy the second one to get the Defibrilator Vest.

Note 07: To reach the Defibrillator Vest that's inside Proto Merkabah, go down
the staircase at the start and take the path that leads north. Follow it all
the way to it's end and destroy the structure against the wall to reveal the
chest with the Defibrillator Vest.

Note 08: To reach the Field Ring, take the west exit from the entrance of Tower
3. Continue until you come to a ladder that you can climb down. Climb down to
the first landing and destroy enough column sections to lower the bridge so you
can cross the gap. Make your way across the gap and destroy the purple barrel
to acquire the Field Ring.

Note 09: Towards the end of the Cathedral Ship, you will come to a room with
several cubicles, sort of an office. The chest holding the Magical Hat is in
the southeast most cubicle.

Note 10: To get the Neo Armor ß, follow the instructions for the Defibrillator
Vest in Note 06 above. The Neo Armor ß is inside the third destroyable box.
Also, note the fourth destroyable box. Be careful, as there is an extremely
powerful enemy called the Athra 26 Series hiding inside it. This monstrosity
drops Decoder 2 when defeated, however it can demolish your entire party if
you're not prepared. Release the Athra 26 Series at your own risk.

Note 11: To reach the Red Topaz, go down the stairs by the save point inside
the train station. Destroy the vending machine blocking the stairs that lead
down to the train tracks, go down the stairs and up the ramp to your left.
Follow the path until you come to a vending machine that is standing upright.
Destroy it and open the blue chest to claim the accessory.

Note 12: To get the Soldier's Honor follow the instructions for the
Defibrilator Vest in Note 06 above. However, make a slight detour after
initially climbing down to level 3, Instead of going past the first ladder on
level 3, climb it back up to level 4. At the top will be a purple canister that
you can destroy. Inside this canister is the Soldier's Honor.

Note 13: To get the Spirit Pendant on the Elsa, first go to the southern most
cabin on floor one and search around the middle of the curved orange couch for
the "Disarm Key". Once you get the disarm key head down to basement 2 and look
for an area that has sections seperated from the main deck. That is the slide
deck and there should be a console on the south side. Examine the console and
you will automatically unlock the slide deck. Now examine the console again and
you will be asked if you wish to press the button. Go ahead and press the
button, this will cause the two seperated areas to extend and connect to the
main deck. Enter the area to the left and go down the staircase. This will lead
into into a partitioned off room in the back of the Catapult deck. The Spirit
Pendant is in one of the destroyable objects. Also, the accessory must be
acquired either before or after the auto-tech invasion of the Elsa. It is
substituted with an ordinary consumable item during the auto-tech invasion.

Note 14: Return to the church via the EVS after defeating Tiamat and go into
the room where you fought the boss. You'll find a blue chest containing the
Star Hat in the room now.

Note 15: To reach the Venom Block, keep following the main path in the train
station until you come to a train car you can enter. Here you will have a
choice to two directions to go in. You can turn left and blast through the
end of the car or turn right and head to the opposite end of the car. Turn
right and exit the car at the opposite end. Here go around the car to a ladder
against the back wall and climb it. At the top of the ladder go to the left and
keep going until you come to a destroyable object. Destroy it and watch as it
knocks down a blue chest, backtrack to the chest and open it to claim the Venom
Block.

Note 16: To get the Wooden Idol, first go up the stairs inside the Our Treasure
Hotel, then go into the room to the right of the stairs and all the way to it's
right side. Here you will find a destroyable bookcase. Destroy it and go
through the tunnel which will put you on the second floor of the Ironman bar.
Press the flashing red button on the console in the back and then backtrack
through the hotel and enter the bar from it's main entrance. Inside the bar,
go behind the counter to reach the chest containing the Wooden Idol.

Special Note: You can shop at the Elsa's silver shop plate just before diving
into the KOS-MOS encephalon. After you enter the ship through the cargo
elevator, take the passenger elevator back up to floor 1 and head to the shop
plate.

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I wish to thank Jolostuki for the feedback he provided via E-mail while this
FAQ was still under construction. Originally, this FAQ was nothing more than a
chart with all skills in one huge list. It was Jolostuki who suggested that it
be broken up into several smaller charts with the skills arranged by level. He
also suggested that the individual skills also be separated by extra lines, and
that it would be a big help if accessory location info was included. I
originally wasn't interested in taking the time to research the data myself. I
just didn't have the patience to do all that. My initial reluctance to research
the location info was do to me not wanting to go through FAQ after FAQ after
FAQ looking for info without knowing how accurate or relevant it is. It seemed
like researching the locations was like looking for a needle in a haystack.
Jolostuki had informed me that he was working on accessory location information
for a FAQ he was working on. Although he had offered to share the information
with me onc it was done and I had accepted his offer, I eventually decided to
pull out my copy of the game's strategy guide and research the accessory
locations in it.

I also wish to thank Bradygames for the strategy guide they published for this
game. It was a huge help with regards to researching the locations of the
accessories. If it wasn't for that guide, this FAQ probably wouldn't have the
accessory location info.

Last of all, I wish to thank Namco and Monolith Software, Inc. for developing
and releasing Xenosaga-Episode 1. Without their handy work, none of the other
guides and FAQs out there would even exist.

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If you have any feedback or information you feel would be beneficial for this
FAQ, you can E-mail me at ezeldachamp <at> gmail <dot> com.

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