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Star Ocean: Till the End of Time                      Playstation 2
Star Ocean: Runic Chess Walkthrough               All Rights Reserved
Copyright 2005, Shane Duckworth                 (gafgarion32@yahoo.com)
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Square Enix. Star Ocean is a registered trademark of Tri-Ace Inc. and 
Square Enix. Star Ocean: Till the End of Time is a registered trademark 
of Tri-Ace Inc. and Square Enix.

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You may e-mail me about this guide, questions or comments. I may not 
reply in about a week or two so be patient. If you find any mistakes in 
this FAQ and you e-mail me about them, I will check them up and if you 
are correct, I will add it to my FAQ and credit you at the end of this 
FAQ. If you can help me with finding the problems then please do since 
I am always busy.

This is another FAQ created by the Great Shaneth! This one goes out to 
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time for the PS2. A few people play Runic 
Chess, but I find that the ones who do struggle the most, so I devised 
a Runic Chess cheating guide. This consists of enemy piece locations 
and where you should put your pieces to crush your opponent. 


___________________
-Table of Contents-

1.	Version History
2.	Controls
3.	Runic Chess History
4.	Runic Chess Walkthrough
5.	Q's + A's
6.	Credits

                            ____________________
                            -1. Version History-

Version .10 - 8/16/05  wrote up intro, table of contents, and version 
history. 

Version .20 - 8/18/05  wrote controls and Runic Chess history.

Version .30 - 8/26/05  wrote up to level 3 in Runic Chess walkthrough.

Version .40 - 8/26/05  wrote up level 4.

Version .50 - 9/1/05   wrote up level 5. 

Version .60 - 9/5/05   wrote up level 6. Screwed up with the table 
somewhere.

Version .70 - 9/17/05  wrote up to level 8.

Version .80 - 9/23/05  wrote up to level 10.

Version .90 - 10/7/05  wrote up level S.

Version 1.0 - 10/16/05 proofread everything and wrote down credits.

Version FINAL 

                               _____________
                               -2. Controls-


I'm no good at drawing Playstation controllers. Hopefully you know 
where everything is. This is only stuff you need to know.

Directional Pad - Movement of Piece
Cross  Button   - Select Commands and Placement
Circle Button   - Cancel Commands or Placement
Triangle Button - Look at opponents pieces

                         ________________________
                         -3. Runic Chess History-

Runic Chess is first stumbled upon the Ancient Ruins of Mosel, but then 
it is only introduced. The basics are simple because it's like Rock-
Paper-Scissors. Here's a lame drawing of a triangle to show relations.


                              SYMBOLOGIST
                                  ^ \
                                 /   \
                                /     \
                               /       \
                              /         \
                             /          \/
                          Thief<------Warrior

If you didn't understand that, then here's a chart.
 ___________________________________
|Piece      |Strength   |Weakness   |
|___________|___________|___________|
|Symbologist|Warrior    |Thief      |
|Warrior    |Thief      |Symbologist|
|Thief      |Symbologist|Warrior    |
|___________________________________|

I hope you understand that chart. The Symbologist is good against the 
Warrior, but is plucked by the Thief. The Warrior is good against the 
Thief, but is shorted by the Symbologist. The Thief is good against the 
Symbologist, but is crushed by the Warrior. It's not that hard.


After the Ancient Ruins of Mosel, your next chance to play Runic Chess 
is in Gemity, which is after you complete Moonbase and jump into the 4D 
world. This is open all times after you reach it. It's located in the 
gaming square just after the lobby area. Look on the floor for a 
drawing of 3 people. These paths are the upper-most paths leading to 
the left and right. Those paths lead to the Runic Chess area, which is 
run by Duke Guttarin, who sounds like he has an ego.

You can play Runic Chess anytime after this point. It offers prizes if 
you care for them. If you follow the guide below, you'll have no 
trouble and you'll never lose a match.

                      ____________________________
                      -4. Runic Chess Walkthrough-

This section explains everything all in easy-to-read charts. It shows 
the prizes given out too. You can only get the same prize 5 times. You 
will need to look at your opponents pieces before you do this.

Here's a plan explaining everything.

S = Symbologist
W = Warrior
T = Thief

E = enemy piece
P = player piece


_______
LEVEL 1
Entrance Fee - 200 Fol
Prize        - Blueberries

 ___________
| 1 | 2 | 3 | < enemies pieces
|___|___|___|
|   |   |   |
|___|___|___|
|   |   |   |
|___|___|___|
| 1 | 2 | 3 | < your pieces
|___|___|___|

 ________      ________
|E1|E2|E3      P1|P2|P3|
|  |  |          |  |  |
|S |W |T   -   T |S |W |
|S |T |W   -   T |W |S |
|W |S |T   -   S |T |W |
|W |T |S   -   S |W |T |
|T |S |W   -   W |T |S |
|T |W |S   -   W |S |T |
|______________________|


_______
LEVEL 2
Entrance Fee - 400 Fol
Prize        - Blackberries

 ___
| 3 |
|___|
| 2 |
|___|
| 1 |
|___|
|   |
|___|
|   |
|___|
| 1 |
|___|
| 2 |
|___|
| 3 |
|___|

 ________         ________
|E1|E2|E3|        P1|P2|P3|
|  |  |  |          |  |  |
|T |S |W |   -   |W |T |S |
|T |W |S |   -   |W |S |T |
|S |T |W |   -   |T |W |S |
|S |W |T |   -   |T |S |W |
|W |T |S |   -   |S |W |T |
|W |S |T |   -   |S |T |W |
|_________________________|


_______
LEVEL 3
Entrance Fee - 600 Fol
Prize        - 1100 Fol
     ___ ___ ___
    | 1 |   | 3 |
    |___|___|___|  < enemy pieces
    | 2 |   |
    |___|___|
    |   | 3 |
 ___|___|___|  < your pieces
| 1 |   | 2 |
|___|___|___|

 ________         ________
|E1|E2|E3|        P1|P2|P3|
|  |  |  |          |  |  |
|T |S |W |   -   |W |S |T |
|T |W |S |   -   |T |W |S |
|S |T |W |   -   |S |T |W |
|S |W |T |   -   |S |T |W |
|W |T |S |   -   |S |T |W |
|W |S |T |   -   |W |S |T |
|_________________________|


_______
LEVEL 4
Entrance Fee - 800 Fol
Prize        - Synthesis Materials
 ___ ___
| 1 | 2 |   < enemy pieces
|___|___|
|   |   |
|___|___|
|   |   |
|___|___|
| 1 | 2 |   < your pieces
|___|___|

 _____         _____
|E1|E2|        P1|P2|
|  |  |          |  |
|T |S |   -   |W |T |
|T |W |   -   |W |S |
|S |T |   -   |T |W |
|S |W |   -   |T |S |
|W |T |   -   |S |W |
|W |S |   -   |S |T |
|___________________|


_______
LEVEL 5
Entrance Fee - 1000 Fol
Prize        - Ripe Berries

 ___ ___ ___ ___ 
|   | 1 | 2 | 3 |    < enemy pieces
|___|___|___|___|
|   |   |   |   |
|___|___|___|___|
|   |   |   |   |
|___|___|___|___|
| 1 | 2 | 3 |   |    < your pieces
|___|___|___|___|

 ________         ________
|E1|E2|E3|        P1|P2|P3|
|  |  |  |          |  |  |
|T |S |W |   -   |S |W |T |
|T |W |S |   -   |T |W |S |
|S |T |W |   -   |S |T |W |
|S |W |T |   -   |W |T |S |
|W |T |S |   -   |T |S |W |
|W |S |T |   -   |W |S |T |
|_________________________|


_______
LEVEL 6
Entrance Fee - 1200 Fol
Prize        - 5000 Fol

 ___
| 1 |
|___|___
| 2 | 4 |   < enemy pieces
|___|___|___
| 3 |   |   |
|___|___|___|___
|   |   |   | 4 |    
|___|___|___|___|___   < your pieces
|   |   | 1 | 2 | 3 |
|___|___|___|___|___|

 ___________              ___________
|E1|E2|E3|E4|            |P1|P2|P3|P4|
|  |  |  |  |            |  |  |  |  |
|T |T |S |W |     -      |T |W |W |S |
|T |T |W |S |     -      |S |W |W |T |
|T |S |T |W |     -      |W |T |W |S |
|T |S |S |W |     -      |T |W |T |S | 
|T |S |W |T |     -      |S |T |W |W |
|T |S |W |S |     -      |S |T |W |T | 
|T |W |T |S |     -      |W |S |W |T |
|T |W |S |W |     -      |T |S |W |S |
|T |W |W |S |     -      |S |S |W |T |
|S |T |S |S |     -      |T |W |T |S |
|S |T |W |W |     -      |S |W |T |W |
|S |T |W |W |     -      |S |W |T |S |
|S |S |W |W |     -      |S |T |T |W |
|S |W |T |T |     -      |W |W |T |W |
|S |W |T |T |     -      |W |W |T |T |
|S |W |S |S |     -      |T |S |T |W |
|S |W |W |W |     -      |S |W |T |S |
|W |T |T |S |     -      |W |W |S |T |
|W |T |S |T |     -      |T |W |S |W |
|W |T |S |S |     -      |T |S |W |T |
|W |T |S |W |     -      |T |W |S |S |
|W |T |W |S |     -      |S |W |W |T |
|W |S |T |T |     -      |W |T |S |W |
|W |S |T |S |     -      |W |T |S |T |
|W |S |T |W |     -      |W |T |S |S |
|W |S |W |T |     -      |S |T |S |W |
|W |W |T |S |     -      |W |S |S |T |
|W |W |S |T |     -      |T |S |S |W |
|____________________________________|


_______
LEVEL 7
Entrance Fee - 1400 Fol
Prizes       - Strength Berries

     ___ ___ ___ 
    | 2 | 3 |   |  < enemy pieces
 ___|___|___|___|___
| 1 |   |   |   |   |
|___|___|___|___|___|
|   |   |   |   | 3 |
|___|___|___|___|___|  < your pieces
    |   | 1 | 2 |
    |___|___|___|

 ________           ________
|E1|E2|E3|         |P1|P2|P3|
|  |  |  |         |  |  |  |
|T |S |W |    -    |S |T |W |
|T |W |S |    -    |T |S |W |
|S |T |W |    -    |S |W |T |
|S |W |T |    -    |W |S |T |
|W |T |S |    -    |S |T |W |
|W |S |T |    -    |W |T |S |
|___________________________|


_______
LEVEL 8
Entrance Fee - 1600 Fol
Prize        - Perfect Berries

     ___ ___ ___
    | 1 |   |   |
    |___|___|___|___ 
    | 2 | 3 |   | 4 |    < enemy pieces
 ___|___|___|___|___|
|   |   |   |   |   |
|___|___|___|___|___|
| 1 |   | 2 | 3 |
|___|___|___|___|  < your pieces
    |   |   | 4 |
    |___|___|___|


 ___________               ___________
|E1|E2|E3|E4|             |P1|P2|P3|P4|
|  |  |  |  |             |  |  |  |  |
|T |T |S |W |      -      |W |T |S |W |
|T |T |W |S |      -      |S |W |S |T | 
|T |S |T |W |      -      |T |W |W |S | 
|T |S |S |W |      -      |T |T |S |W | 
|T |S |W |T |      -      |T |S |W |W | 
|T |S |W |S |      -      |T |S |T |W | 
|T |S |W |W |      -      |T |S |S |W | 
|T |W |S |T |      -      |S |W |T |S | 
|T |W |W |S |      -      |S |W |S |T | 
|S |T |W |S |      -      |W |T |T |S | 
|S |T |W |W |      -      |W |S |S |T | 
|S |S |T |W |      -      |T |T |W |S | 
|S |W |T |T |      -      |S |T |W |T | 
|S |W |T |S |      -      |S |T |T |W | 
|S |W |S |T |      -      |S |T |W |T | 
|S |W |W |T |      -      |S |S |W |T | 
|W |T |T |S |      -      |W |W |T |S |
|W |T |S |T |      -      |W |T |W |S | 
|W |T |S |S |      -      |W |T |T |S | 
|W |T |S |W |      -      |W |T |S |S | 
|W |T |W |S |      -      |W |S |T |S | 
|W |S |T |T |      -      |W |S |W |S | 
|W |S |T |W |      -      |T |S |W |S | 
|W |S |S |T |      -      |S |T |W |S | 
|W |S |W |T |      -      |T |S |W |T | 
|W |W |T |S |      -      |T |S |W |S |
|W |W |S |T |      -      |S |W |T |S |
|______________________________________|



_______
LEVEL 9
Entrance Fee - 1800 Fol
Prize        - 50000 Fol

     ___
    | 1 |   
 ___|___|___   
| 2 | 3 |   |   < enemy pieces
|___|___|___|
|   |   |   |
|___|___|___|
|   |   |   |
|___|___|___|
|   | 1 | 2 |   < your pieces
|___|___|___|
    | 3 |
    |___|

 ________           ________
|E1|E2|E3|         |P1|P2|P3|
|  |  |  |         |  |  |  |
|T |S |W |    -    |T |W |S | 
|T |W |S |    -    |S |T |W | 
|S |T |W |    -    |W |T |S | 
|S |W |T |    -    |S |T |W | 
|W |T |S |    -    |W |S |T | 
|W |S |T |    -    |T |W |S |
|___________________________|


________
LEVEL 10
Entrance Fee - 2000 Fol
Prize        - Synthesis Materials

         ___
        | 1 |
     ___|___|___
    | 2 | 3 | 4 |      < enemy pieces
 ___|___|___|___|___
|   |   |   |   |   |
|___|___|___|___|___|
|   |   |   |   |   |
|___|___|___|___|___|
| 1 |   | 2 |   | 3 |  < your pieces
|___|___|___|___|___|
        | 4 |
        |___|

 ___________                ___________
|E1|E2|E3|E4|             |P1|P2|P3|P4|
|  |  |  |  |             |  |  |  |  |
|T |T |W |S |      -      |W |S |T |T | 
|T |S |T |W |      -      |T |W |S |S | 
|T |S |S |W |      -      |T |T |S |W | 
|T |S |W |T |      -      |T |W |W |S | 
|T |S |W |S |      -      |T |S |T |W | 
|T |S |W |W |      -      |T |W |W |S | 
|T |W |S |T |      -      |W |S |W |T | 
|T |W |W |S |      -      |S |S |T |W | 
|S |T |T |W |      -      |W |S |S |T | 
|S |T |W |S |      -      |W |S |T |T | 
|S |T |W |W |      -      |W |W |S |T | 
|S |S |T |W |      -      |T |W |S |W | 
|S |W |T |T |      -      |W |S |W |T | 
|S |W |T |W |      -      |S |W |S |T | 
|S |W |S |T |      -      |S |S |W |T | 
|S |W |W |T |      -      |S |S |W |T | 
|W |T |T |S |      -      |W |W |T |S | 
|W |T |S |T |      -      |W |T |W |S | 
|W |T |S |S |      -      |W |T |S |T | 
|W |T |S |W |      -      |W |S |S |T | 
|W |T |W |S |      -      |S |W |T |S | 
|W |S |T |T |      -      |W |T |W |S | 
|W |S |T |W |      -      |T |W |S |S |
|W |S |S |T |      -      |T |T |W |S |
|W |S |W |T |      -      |T |S |W |S |
|W |W |T |S |      -      |S |T |W |S |
|W |W |S |T |      -      |S |W |T |S |
|_____________________________________|



_______
LEVEL S
Entrance Fee - 2200 Fol
Prize        - Lezard Flask

 ___________________
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |   |  < enemy pieces
|___|___|___|___|___|
|   |   |   |   |   |
|___|___|___|___|___|
|   |   |   |   |
|___|___|___|___|___
|   |   |   |   |   |
|___|___|___|___|___|
| 1 | 2 | 3 |   | 4 |  < your pieces
|___|___|___|___|___|


 ___________                ___________
|E1|E2|E3|E4|              |P1|P2|P3|P4|
|  |  |  |  |              |  |  |  |  |
|T |T |S |W |      -       |T |W |S |T |
|T |T |W |S |      -       |S |W |S |T |
|T |S |T |W |      -       |W |T |W |S |
|T |S |S |W |      -       |W |T |S |S |
|T |S |W |T |      -       |T |S |W |S |
|T |S |W |S |      -       |W |T |S |T |
|T |S |W |W |      -       |W |T |T |S |
|T |W |S |W |      -       |W |T |W |S |
|T |W |W |S |      -       |S |W |S |T |
|S |T |T |W |      -       |T |W |S |T |
|S |T |W |S |      -       |T |S |W |T |
|S |T |W |W |      -       |T |W |S |S |
|S |S |T |W |      -       |W |T |W |S |
|S |W |T |T |      -       |T |S |W |W |
|S |W |T |S |      -       |T |W |S |T | 
|S |W |T |W |      -       |T |S |W |S | 
|S |W |W |T |      -       |T |S |S |W |
|W |T |T |S |      -       |S |W |W |T | 
|W |T |S |S |      -       |S |W |W |T | 
|W |T |S |W |      -       |W |T |W |S |
|W |T |W |S |      -       |W |W |S |T |
|W |S |T |T |      -       |S |W |W |T |
|W |S |T |S |      -       |S |T |S |W | 
|W |S |T |W |      -       |S |T |W |S |
|W |S |S |T |      -       |S |T |W |S |
|W |S |W |T |      -       |S |T |S |W |
|W |W |T |S |      -       |S |W |S |T |
|W |W |S |T |      -       |S |T |W |S |
|______________________________________|



                       __________________________
                       -5. Questions and Answers-


Q. -- Why would I need this walkthrough?

A. -- I dunno. Maybe you wanna make some extra cash selling Lezard 
Flasks? Or maybe you wanna get some extra Synthesis Materials? Or maybe 
you wanna get a little strength boost with the strength berries?




Q. -- This guide sucks. Is there any way that you can make it better?

A. -- Not for now.    Deal with it.



                              ____________
                              -6. Credits-

CJayC           - For the site n' stuff.

Tri-Ace
+               - For a sweet game that remains a favorite.
Square Enix

Brady Games
Strategy Guide  - For some of the chess placements.

Sony            - For producing the PlayStation2 console.

You, the Reader - For your time reading this.