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    .hack//Infection FAQ/Walkthrough
                                                                                   
    By: Hawque
    Initial Version: 1/23/03
    Last Updated: 2/23/03 - Version 2.0
    
    Table of Contents
    1.0 - Introduction
    2.0 - Revisions
    3.0 - FAQ
     3.1 - Gameplay questions
     3.2 - Other game questions
     3.3 - .hack//Liminality (OVA) questions
     3.4 - Other .hack questions
     3.5 - General questions
    4.0 - Walkthrough
    5.0 - Items
     5.1 - Equipment
     5.2 - Reg. Items
     5.3 - Scrolls
     5.4 - Books
     5.5 - Treasure
    6.0 - Key Items
     6.1 - Event Item
     6.2 - Puchiguso Food
      6.25 - Puchiguso Breeding
     6.3 - Virus Core
     6.4 - Book of 1000
    7.0 - Skills
     7.1 - Ability
     7.2 - Healing
     7.3 - Drop
     7.4 - Converge
     7.5 - Raise
     7.6 - Tornado
     7.7 - Weapon
     7.8 - Effect
     7.9 - Summon
    8.0 - Miscellaneous
     8.1 - Affection
    9.0 - Credits
    10.0 - Legal stuff
    11.0 - Contact
    
     __________________
    |1.0 - Introduction|
    
    Initially, I started a .hack FAQ to keep common questions off the boards, in an
    effort to keep down stress on those who feel the need to answer questions, but
    get annoyed by questions asked over and over again *cough*.
    
    So, I wrote up an initial FAQ, that had to do with everything .hack. Through
    several versions, I fixed it to where I thought CJayC might be willing to post
    it. That didn't happen.
    
    I figured, maybe it should have only big common questions for the non-game
    part of .hack. Maybe that would help to get this up.
    
    So, I reformatted, removed a lot of questions, and beheld my FAQ.
    
    Which there wasn't a lot of left.
    
    So I went back to the drawing board, and decided to convert it to a .hack
    FAQ/Walkthrough. Just one problem: I didn't have the game yet, as it wasn't out
    in the US. What to do, what to do.
    
    Then I heard demos were to be given out to those that preordered. Which I had
    done, but no demo. So I called, and went to pick it up. The demo covers a large
    part of the beginning of the game, with nothing disabled in that part save for
    saving. So I thought it could be a good idea to write part of this Walkthrough
    based on the demo. This way, people who have trouble on the first day, before I
    would have had time to get one up otherwise, would be able to find at least
    some help, without creating questions to clog up the boards.
    
    And so, I started playing the demo, with my sister's laptop next to me, typing
    up a guide as I went, and fixing as I realized things were wrong. And so, the
    first day of my playing this game was largely for this FAQ. Also to satisfy my
    fanboy-ism until the game comes out.
    
    
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    |2.0 - Revisions|
    Version 2.0 - Walkthrough completed, more items and skills added.
    
    Version 1.5 - Walkthrough worked on, items added, skills added.
    
    Version 1.35 -
        Didn't think I'd update again before Friday. But I did. So, here. Worked on
    the walkthrough, the Items, and the Skills. I need to put a little more study
    into the Ryu Books before I put up my updated findings, as I have a suspicion
    I need to prove or disprove.
    
    Version 1.25 -
       Added The Big One to the FAQ section. Can't believe I'd overlooked it
    before... well, it's up now.
       Added the Key Items section and the Puchi Raising section.
       Also added a couple of Time Items.
       And the Affection section.
    
    Version 1.1 -
       Got quite a bit more in terms of Items and Skills. No full version, though,
    means no more walkthrough. Not unless I could get my hands on a Trade Demo, but
    that's not gonna happen.
    
    Version 1.0 -
       Stupid stupid stupid. Forgot to fix placeholders I'd put in when I initially
    typed it up. Also, was so close to the end of the demo, it was stupid to not
    just go ahead and finish it up. (A dungeon. That's all it was.)
       So... finished demo. Fixed stupid errors. Added some more items and skills.
    
    Version 0.95 -
       All is new. Not enough for me to say 1.0 yet. Need more Walkthrough
    information for such, methinks.
    
     _________
    |3.0 - FAQ|
    
      3.01 - The Big One
       "What's this game about?"
    In short, your friend Yasuhiko invites you to join a game that he plays and is
    pretty well-known in. This game is called "The World". You join, start playing,
    and Yasuhiko (Orca in-game) decides to take it upon himself to teach your n00b
    ass about it. So he's showin' you around, fun is being had, when Orca fights a
    high-level monster that is for some reason in the area. Yasuhiko is put into a
    coma when Orca is killed in-game. Kite believes the answer can be found in the
    game, and so he goes searching...
     
      3.1 - Gameplay Questions
    
       3.101 - "What's the gameplay like?"
    The gameplay is a sort of mix between Phantasy Star Online and Kingdom Hearts
    with some Star Ocean 2 thrown in as well (or Secret of Mana if you really need
    a rough old-school idea). The AI controls your other party members while you
    control Kite. The game pauses when you bring up the menu, and you're presented
    with the standard game menu, with options and whatnot.
    
    It is indeed a Real-Time battle system, and not turn-based.
    
       3.102 - "How long is the game?"
    It depends not only on how fast you are, but also how into sidequests you are.
    Some have reportedly beaten it in about 15 hours, I've heard others taking as
    long as 30.
    
       3.103 - "OMG, dude. Is this game online?"
    -_- No, it is not online. The game is a simulation of an MMORPG. Meaning you
    control the guy controlling Kite in The World. Your character is in an MMORPG,
    but you are not. Sorta confusing at first, I guess. Seems that way, since so
    many people don't get it anyway.
    
       3.104 - "What's data draining?"
    Data draining is an ability Kite obtains near the beginning of the game. When
    you fight monsters down to a certain HP, you will see a "Protect Break". When
    this happens, you can data drain the enemy. When you do so, it turns them into
    a lesser monster, that's easy to kill, but gives minimal experience. Doing this
    you can obtain rare items and virus cores. On the other hand, various negative
    effects can also occurs, such as cutting your HP in half, or giving you a
    System Error and Game Over.. It's risky.
    
       3.105 - "Then what are virus cores?"
    You use virus cores for Kite's special ability, Gate Hacking. You use them to
    infect the code and allow you access to fields you are trying to access.
    
       3.106 - "And fields are...?"
    Fields are where the dungeons live. There is also a spring in which you can
    throw items. Monsieur or Grandpa will pop up, and ask what you lost. You'll
    then get an item back. Maybe better, maybe not.
    
       3.107 - "How do I get to fields?"
    In towns, there is something called a Chaos Gate. You go here to access fields.
    You can either go to one you've heard about in BBS or email, go to other server,
    or create other dungeons using 3 keywords.
    
       3.108 - "Do I need a Network Adapter for my PS2 to play?"
    Well, you can get one for the game if you really want, but since the game's not
    online, it's not really needed... at all... for anything. Really.
    
       3.109 - "What's the character system like?"
    There are some required characters, but about as many optional. You can get
    them by going to their dungeons if you choose. Later, they might email you and
    ask to go with them to certain other dungeons. Of course, it's optional, but
    you can often get rare items there.
    
    Sometimes, you will have to take certain characters to story dungeons. When
    this happens, the others just happen to not be online. Convenient, huh? There
    are also some solo dungeons that Kite has to go alone.
    
       3.110 - "Can you choose a character class?"
    No, the "real world" Kite wants to be a Twin Blade too much for you to change
    that. Besides, why would you want to play anything else? Twin Blades 0wnz0r.^_-
    
    
    
      3.2 - .hack Game Questions
    
       3.201 - "When do the games come out?"
    The first game, Infection, comes out in February 2003. The second is in May,
    the third in August, and the fourth November. (3 months apart) Though, I
    wouldn't put it past Bandai to make a special edition with all four, the OVA's,
    and something special thrown in to suck away at our money some more.
    
       3.402 - "Who's this Kite guy? I thought Tsukasa was the main
    character?"
    Tsukasa is not the main character. Nor is he a party member (unless for some
    reason he is in vol. 4). Nor are Mimiru, Bear, Subaru, Sora, Ginkan, or Krim.
    They are just not here for the games.
    
    However, some of the characters do make cameos in vol. 3, and possibly 4 (it's
    not out even in Japan yet, so I don't know for sure).
    
       3.203 - "But... but why?"
    Because they had their story already! >_< Stop wanting them in Infection. Just
    watch .hack//SIGN if you want them, ok?
    
       3.204 - "Is this game cel-shaded? That would ruin the game. I don't wanna
    buy it if it's cel-shaded."
    Shut up.
    
       3.205 - "Should I get this game or <Star Ocean 3 / Xenosaga / Final Fantasy
    X-2 / Other game>?"
    That's your choice. If you let others dictate what kind of games you play, you
    need to stop. Play games because you want to, not because others tell you to.
    
       3.206 - "What is the plot?"
    Basically, your friend Orca invites you to play The World with him. When you
    get in and are playing, he gets data drained. You soon after obtain this
    ability, but discover Orca has fallen into a coma in real life. You set out to
    find out the answers, feeling they can be found in the game.
    
       3.207 - "Are there plans for other .hack games than the 4 out
    now/soon?"
    ... Apparently. According to Famitsu Weekly (translated by RPG Fan), "Bandai's
    Shin Unozawa said his company has plans to develop a follow-up to its popular
    Project .hack series of PlayStation 2 RPGs."
    
       3.208 - "Why do Tsukasa, Mimiru, and Bear go by different names in the
    games?"
    Because those aren't them as the main characters in the games. They are Elk,
    Black Rose, and Orca respectively. It's an MMORPG, people can look basically
    the same. Besides, can't you tell the differences? They're not exactly minor,
    really. Well, a lot aren't, anyway.
    
       3.209 - "Is there voice acting in the game?"
    Aye. You can select either English voices, or Japanese subtitled in English. Or,
    if you want, Japanese without subtitles. Though if you wanted that, you could
    just import the JP game...
    
       3.210 - "What's parody mode?"
    Parody mode is unlocked after you beat the game. It allows you to play through
    making the game more humorous, basically becoming satire. I'm sure it'll be
    quite fun if it makes it stateside (there's a chance it was replaced with dual
    language... or at least will be later on in the series... :-/)
    
    
    
      3.3 - .hack//Liminality (OVA) Questions
    
       3.301 - "So the games come with .hack//SIGN DVD's?"
    No. The games come with OVA's, with the title of .hack//Liminality. They
    feature the real-world happenings during the events of the games (OVA 1 during
    vol. 1, OVA 2 during vol. 2, etc.)
    
    
    
      3.4 - .hack Questions
    
       3.401 - "When does .hack//SIGN air?"
    .hack//SIGN is starting on Cartoon Network on February 1st at 3 PM Eastern and
    Pacific. That's 2 PM Central and 1 PM Mountain. For people in Alaska or
    Hawaii... figure that out yourself. I don't understand your time zones.
    
       3.402 - "What about the DVD's?"
       The DVD's are going to be coming out starting in March. There will be
    special versions of each one, with something extra thrown in. However, only
    15,000 each of the special versions will be released. (Note: Not extra on the
    DVD, extra such as a soundtrack or a Puchiguso plushie. Or a lot of stuff.)
    
       3.403 - "Is there nudity in the show?"
       ... No. So if you're looking for it, look elsewhere. If your parents want to
    shield you, then the show's safe. This has been asked several times, so I
    thought it should be here.
    
       3.404 - "Is .hack//UdeDen coming out here?"
    This is changing now. According to the video on the demo disc for the game,
    there *are* plans to bring at least the manga of .hack//DUSK over here. And it
    mentioned the anime as well, so maybe that too.
    
    
    
      3.5 - General Questions
    
       3.501 - "Who is Balmung?"
    Not sure why, but I've seen this quite often lately. Balmung is a legendary
    warrior in The World, in addition to being the bishounen of the series. He will
    offer to join you in vol. 3, Erosion Pollution/Outbreak.
    
       3.502 - "Are there any tips you can give me?"
    Yeah. When on the forum, don't listen to Crimson Phantom. He's most likely
    wrong, and will soon be corrected, most commonly by either Rhyste or myself.
    Or both.
    
       3.503 - "Where I can find more information?"
    ... I see how it is. My FAQ wasn't good enough for ya, eh? Fine then. Be that
    way.
    
    Probably one of the best sources for information is:
         http://dummies.net-slum.com/
    
    Also, check on the boards. I don't mean post a message immediately. Search
    around. If you're not a newbie, you should have that option on the board's
    action bar. Use it. Love it. We'll love you if you don't post questions that
    have been answered 1000 times already.
    
    
     _________________
    |4.0 - Walkthrough|
    When you first start your game, you're greeted with a short movie consisting of
    a reading of sorts of an epitaph.
    
    After this, you hear Kite talking for a minute "IRL" (In Real Life... aka, not
    game-Kite), and you get to choose a Username and Character Name for The World.
    For purposes of this guide, if you rename Kite, remember the name Kite. 'Cause
    I'll call him that.
    
    Now, you get to see Altimit OS for the first time. You can change the look if
    you want by going into Accessory and selecting one of 3 looks (orange, red,
    blue... that's all you have now).
    
    Read your mail, read the news, then once you're ready (if you're not on the
    demo, you may as well save), go to The World. Here, you can Login or go to the
    BBS.
    
    The first BBS posts are pretty much just explaining the system. Read through
    'em, get to know them, since you'll be using this for the next 60 hours
    (figuring 20 hours a game... maybe more... though you're probably not playing
    them in order and in one sitting... feh. Whatever.) A few posts about the News
    items you may have read (if you cared), but nothing major.
    
    Now, once you've read the BBS, head to Login. You'll head to Mac Anu, the Delta
    Server root town.
    
       _______
      |Mac Anu|
    
    Once you login, you'll be greeted by Orca. He'll tell you to call him Orca, and
    not Yasuhiko, his IRL name. Then he'll go through a short tutorial of inviting
    someone to your party.
    
    You'll notice emoticons. A lot. Especially :-)
    
    Next, Orca will lead you through a tutorial about keywords.
    
       _______________________________
      |Bursting Passed Over Aqua Field|
    
    More tutorials. Camera, Attacking, and Chat Commands.
    
    Now, Orca's quite the high level (level 50, actually), so go around fighting
    whatever you can, and let him do most of the work. He'll do upwards of a couple
    thousand damage, and you get 60 EXP per Goblin that he kills for you (in one
    hit, might I add). Not that you shouldn't fight too, just don't get yourself
    killed.
    
    Once you've cleared the field, head to the dungeon. Another tutorial, about
    treasure chests, including 2 for you free just for starting out.
    
    *cough* Yeah. So, keep on, and there will be a cutscene involving a mysterious
    white girl being chased by what seems to be a high-level monster (Orca makes a
    reference to "something like that in this level?" which leads me to believe it)
     If you've seen SIGN, you know who the girl is. I won't spoil it for those that
    don't, however. :-p
    
    Now. Dungeon time.
    
    The entire dungeon is pretty much tutorial. Just get used to seeing it for a
    little while.
    
    Floor B1:
    Head forward, and you'll see a two-way split. Head to the right, where the girl
    went, and you'll find a dead end with a Speed Charm. Now where did she go?
    
    Head out, and down the other side of the split. Orca will explain trapped rooms
    and you fight a goblin. Moving along. Stairs down.
    
    Floor B2:
    Empty hall. Keep moving.
    
    Uh-oh. 3-way split. Which way to go?
    
    In front of you is the Gott Statue, signifying the end of the dungeon.
    
    But, if you want a bit more experience and treasure first, head left and right.
    
    Leave the room after opening the Gott Statue chest, and there's another
    cutscene. The girl from before gives Orca a book, and a monster appears (the
    same from before). Just when you think it's gonna be a boss fight... Orca takes
    a stand. And, unfortunately, it doesn't look good for him.
    
    Orca is taken out, and the next you know, it looks to be coming after you.
    But you get a System Error, and the book floats down on you (It's the Book of
    The Twilight, an Event Item).
    
    Look, it's a man-guy.
    
    A monologue by Kite (the game doesn't show the real world, just The World, so
    it wouldn't show what actually happened). Now, you're back in Altimit.
    
       _______
      |Altimit|
    
    You'll have mail explaining you can only login to the Delta and Theta servers.
    
    Go to the BBS, and Kite will post a message about Orca. Nothing new here
    other than that, go Login.
    
    Heh. You can't. I wonder why.
    
    Quit, and you should have mail. It's from "Au]$". The message is partly
    messed up, but it says:
      To the one who holds the book.
      Skeith is looking for me.
    
      There is no time.
      Please. Help me.
    
    That sounds bad. Go back to The World, and try logging in now. Nothing on the
    BBS yet. What? It works now? Wow.
    
       _______
      |Mac Anu|
    You log in, and find yourself being circled by a female Heavy Blade User.
    She'll confront you about staring at her, and ask if you're a newbie. Kite
    won't answer, so she leaves.
    
    Walk down a bit. The man to your right is a Recorder. If you're not playing
    the demo, he can save the game for you.
    
    Keep walking. Off to your right, just before the bridge, the path leads down,
    and to an healing item shop. Buy some if you want, if you feel you have enough,
    whatever. Your call.
    
    Do weapon shopping if you want, trade with some of the people there.
    
    Credit: fedor56301@yahoo.com - Name Koji
    If you can, find Koji in Mac Anu. He has a weapon called the Reitei, a very
    nice level 11 Thunder weapon. He's not too demanding on the trading, you can
    probably offer the treasure you found from Bursting Passed Over Aqua in the
    Gott Statue. If you can't find him now, wait until after you've gone a bit
    farther (after the next field, actually), and you'll be able to go to a field
    and come back, each time generating new people to trade with, such as Koji.
    This weapon will last you for a good while (though I don't think you can
    upgrade it at any Springs on Delta, you'll have to wait a bit until Theta.)
    
    
    When you are ready, go to the Chaos Gate and Examine it. Black Rose will come
    back to you, asking you to take her to the Forbidden Hidden Holy Ground. Battle
    level 7. Not a good idea, but you have no choice.
    
       ____________________________
      |Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground|
    Big cathedral. Head towards it. Kite will fight a Goblin (cutscene). Black Rose
    about pissed her pants. Who's the newbie now?
    
    Another cutscene, around a statue of Aura. And who shows up... but Balmung of
    the Azure Sky. He comes in, kicks some ass, and tells you to leave. Pretty 
    standard routine for him.
    
    Black Rose attacks the infinite HP monster, and Kite flashes back to Orca.
    
    He hears a voice, telling him to open the book. Here, you use Book of Twilight.
    No choice. You use it.
    
    Kite gains his mostly unique ability here, the ability to data drain. And his
    clothes change. For whatever reason. You find a Virus Core M, and Balmung calls
    you "the same as the virus". Another series of cutscenes.
    
       _______
      |Mac Anu|
    If you want some better trading items, or just a good weapon to have around,
    head back to Bursting Passed Over Aqua Field. You can throw your amateur blade
    in the Spring of Myst there and get Phantom Blades. Or you can do smart trading
    with items you found and possibly get Shadow Blades, an even higher level.
    
    The trading people are random, so I can't tell you for sure if you'll find any-
    thing in particular, just look around, talk to people, and try to trade.
    
       _______
      |Altimit|
    Anyway, you can log out now, and there are a few new posts on the BBS. Or so
    it seems. Your post about Orca was deleted. Odd.
    
    There's also a post about a game of Tag. It's a Goblin. If you beat him, you
    win something. He gives you keywords or it. May as well try, right?
    
    But first, go check your mail. You'll have 2 mails, one from Helba and one from
    Black Rose. Reply as you want. News about "The World for Idiots". Whatever.
    
       _______
      |Mac Anu|
    Let's go play Tag. Login, and you'll be back in Mac Anu. Wait. Maybe no tag
    yet after all. Those guys have interesting news... Go find the Catgirl and the
    guy with her. Mia and Elk. You'll see a cutscene with them, and Elk talks
    about Aromatic Grass. *cough* Mia wonders about the bracelet neither Elk nor
    Kite can see. Yup. Now go play Tag.
    It's the Detestable Golden Sunny Demon.
    
       _____________________________
      |Detestable Golden Sunny Demon|
    You're greeted by Stehoney, and asked to play tag. Well, that's the point of
    coming here, right?
    
    Chase him around, attacking him. If you're having trouble, feel free to use a
    Speed Charm to help out. Otherwise, it's not difficult. Not like he attacks
    back or anything.
    
    Yay, you get the Goblin Cap for beating him. As well as 130 EXP. Not bad.
    
    Now, find that annoying bouncing thing. Investigate it, and you'll get the
    Mandragora Key Item. It's Grunty Food. There are several of these, and they
    will come in handy once you can get to Theta.
    
    Just go around, examine stuff. Whatever. Then Gate Out.
    
    Call up Black Rose to join a party, and head on back over to Bursting Passed
    Over Aqua Field.
    
       _______________________________
      |Bursting Passed Over Aqua Field|
    It can never hurt to level up, and 2 swords are better than 1. Or is it, 3 are
    better than 2, in this case? Whatever. In the rooms next to the Gott Statue,
    the Portals will be back. Kill, and take treasure.
    
    The Gott Statue is, of course, still gone. So go ahead and leave. For me, it
    was enough for level 2. Hopefully for you as well. Also, if you didn't before,
    you should have gotten All Dungeon Portals Open this time. That's good.
    
    You may want to continue leveling up. Head to a new field (just choose one...
    make sure it's not too powerful).
    
    Now, once you think you're ready, log out. Go read the BBS. You should have
    several new Keywords to use. Such as Expansive Haunted Sea of Sand. That's
    where you wanna go.
    
       _____________________________
      |Expansive Haunted Sea of Sand|
    When you arrive, you're greeted by another Twin Blade user, dressed a bit like
    a ninja. He tells you he came because he saw the message on the BBS, but the
    Admin turned him away. Feh. Find the dungeon, and head in.
    
    Sure enough, the Admin tries to turn you away. So? Ignore him and move on.
    
    B1:
    Nothing in the first room but the Admin. Move along, defeat the monsters, and
    move along again. Assuming you leveled up enough, it shouldn't be too
    difficult.
    
    Move forward in the next room (west) and get the treasure lying beyond the
    door. Now leave, and go down the other path. Following it leads to the stairs.
    Get the symbol in this room, and head down.
    
    B2:
    Head forward into the next room, fight, and move along. Follow the forward
    path.
    
    At the break, head to your left (east). Get the treasure, and head back down
    the other path. Fight, move along, and down stairs.
    
    B3:
    Move forward, along the path. No enemies. And that green stuff from the ground.
    I can't see how this would give anyone a good feeling.
    
    In the next room, Kite sees a rather large monster. "... Data Bug?!"
    
    
    |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
    |Boss Fight: He{dhu&__er (Headhunter)        |
    |HP: 250 (after DD)                          |
    |                                            |
    |This fight's pretty straightforward. Hit it |
    |repeatedly until you see "Protect Break!".  |
    |Then, Data Drain it like it ain't no thang. |
    |Now it has normal HP, just beat the snot out|
    |of it.                                      |
    |____________________________________________|
    
    After the fight, you'll meet Mistral, who asks about your abilities.
    
    And so it looks like you're not the only one who didn't listen to the Admins.
    Nice enforcement job, huh?
    
    She gives you her Member Address, and so you can get a Wave Master in your
    party now.
    
    You have no choice to go on and finish the dungeon. Kinda sucks, but oh well.
    Next you know, you'll be back in Mac Anu.
    
       _______
      |Mac Anu|
    Whee, look, Piros. A Heavy Axeman. A victim class of ugly translation.
    
    He asks to you watch him save a friend. Yeah. Right.
    
    Go ahead and agree. He says he'll meet you there. Do your stuff, and head off.
    
       ________________________________
      |Indiscreet Gluttonous Pilgrimage|
    You should see the dungeon immediately west of where you start. Just head there
    for now, ignore the field.
    
    B1: Still no Piros. Hrm. Straight. At the break, heading right will lead to a
    portal and some urns. Left is a portal, some boxes, a Golden Egg, and a chest.
    
    The forward path is where to go to find Piros. Well, on the way, at least. To
    the right of the fork is some more treasure-y stuff. Left is the down stairway.
    
    B2: A tip. Don't try to take on a Headhunter alone with level 6 Kite. You know,
    the boss we just fought. Just don't try it.
    
    Go straight, and north. Continue north. East. East more is portal, North are
    the stairs down.
    
    B3: East is a portal, west is the Gott Statue. But don't forget the purpose of
    coming here. Head back to the intersection, heal, and go north.
    
    To fight a simple Rock Head. Not that powerful any enemy, and not a Data Bug
    as was, I'm sure, to be expected. Just kill it. Wood works well, since it's
    Earth and all.
    
    He gives you his member address, so now you can get an arrogant Heavy Axe with
    you as well. Again, automatically back to Mac Anu.
    
       _______
      |Mac Anu|
    You'll get a notice that you got new email. Log out, and go check it. First is
    a warning about your investigations. Then, a notice about winning a contest,
    and quite likely a friendly email from Black Rose. Let's go claim that prize.
    
    You get a Book of Law. Apparently its use will boost your character level. So,
    try and use it.
    
    Insallation Error? Character override forbidden? That's odd.
    
    Soon after you get this, or maybe you have already, you should get more email.
    It may take a few, but soon you'll get one from Mia, asking you to meet her to
    learn about your bracelet (specifically, about Gate Hacking). So, go meet her.
    
       ______________________________
      |Boundless Corrupted Fort Walls|
    So, to get to the bottom of the dungeon... alone. Could be a little tough.
    
    An admin telling you to go away. Again. Bah. Keep on.
    
    B1: West. North at the symbol is treasure, south treasure and a continuing
    path. East and down.
    
    B2: East, and make your way north. In the 3-way, E and W both have treasure.
    North lies where you need to go. And west is the way down.
    
    B3: Mia will talk to you again. Head west. Treasure, corpse, and south. Whew.
    Tought fight here. For me, at least. East is another portal. North from there
    is a dead end with stuff. South portal. From there, west and south. Stairs
    down. Finally.
    
    B4: South and west. North. East. South. Continue. Down.
    
    B5: North. See that purple mist? That's a signal. It means "Heal your ass best
    you can 'fore you walk through this door." Especially when you're soloing like
    now.
    
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    |Boss Fight: __ed^|} (Red Wyrm)              |
    |HP: 850 (after DD)                          |
    |                                            |
    |Skills and scrolls as much as you can. Stay |
    |out of range of his. Just keep at him until |
    |you see "Protect Break", stopping only to   |
    |heal. If your choice whether or not to DD   |
    |the Red Wyrm again or not, but don't risk   |
    |a bad Infection meter for it.               |
    |____________________________________________|
    
       _______
      |Mac Anu|
    And auto-gate. I really would like to get a Gott Statue beyond a boss one day.
    Mia and Elk both give you their member addresses. Wow. 6 people now (including
    Orca).
    
    Mia's a blademaster and Elk's a wavemaster. Mia happens to have 666GP when she
    joins you. 
    
    Mia'll lead you through a tutorial on Gatehacking involving Closed Oblivious
    Twin Hills.
    
    Hack the gate. Ooh. Purty colors.
    
       ___________________________
      |Closed Oblivious Twin Hills|
    You can make a choice. Go for the Field All Open or go to the dungeon. I went
    for the FAO, for one, because it's an AO, and two, I needed the levelling.
    
    But it's up to you.
    
    B1: North and north. And north. North-down. And... north? Wow. Ooh! Lemee
    guess this one! North! Now there's a split. I wonder if the north path is the
    right one. Well, west is a long hallway. But it doesn't go anywhere other than
    to an Immature Egg. East continues past the next room, but leads to a dead end
    with a chest. Which leaves... wow. North. And north-down.
    
    B2: North... look at that. A boss door, to the north. Heal, rest, wait for your
    SP to return. 
    
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    |Boss Fight: *tone^t (Stone Turtle) HP: 1090 |
    |                                            |
    |It's easier with 3 people. Elk will be near |
    |useless until you DD, as the guy seems to be|
    |unaffected by skills and scrolls. Just keep |
    |at him alongside Mia, and let Elk handle    |
    |healing. Once you can DD him, give the Skill|
    |command and use as much Wood as you can on  |
    |him, he shouldn't last too long (not even   |
    |long enough for me to note his max HP...)   |
    |____________________________________________|
    
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      |Mac Anu|
    Yay, auto-warp. And new mail.
    
    Lots of new BBS posts as well. And news.
    
    Lots 'o stuff. Log back in, and there's Balmung. And then Helba. Gettin' crazy
    here.
    
    Logging back out will bring more. Emails and posts.
    
    There's another email from Aura, a bit harder to decipher...
    
    I want to be born. To live.   (Thanks to too many people to name, sadly for the
    That is all I want.             help on line 1... still no clue on line 3...)
    <?>. <?>.
    Bearer of the bracelet. Help me.
    Before there are any more
    casualties.
    
    The email from Black Rose enables you to head on over to Theta server.
    
    You could, at this point, either go ahead and go to Theta server, or head to
    look for the Spiral Edge. I'm going for the Spiral Edge first, but if you want
    to head to Theta, skip ahead.
    
    At this point, only Piros and Mistral are available to adventure with you. So
    invite them along, and let's go.
    
       ________________________
      |Raging Passionate Melody|
    The dungeon is *directly* north of where you start. So head north, and go in.
    
    B1: You'll see Natsume waiting inside, afraid to go in for the Spiral Edge. 
    Head past her north. East leads to a portal, treasure, jars and urns. North is
    a large area with 2 portals and several chests. West then south leads to the
    stairs.
    
    B2: South and south. West wraps around north to loot. East leads directly to
    loot in the next room, and continues on east. It then wraps north to the stairs.
    
    B3: North and north. East is a portal. West is the last portal. North is the
    Gott Statue, with the Spiral Edge and some treasure. You can choose to give the
    Spiral Edge to Natsume, and she'll make a certain comment, and give you her
    member address. Yay.
    
    Now, to Theta.
    
       ___________
      |Dun Loireag|
    Wow. Talk about a name change... Dona Loriak was the romanji of the JP name...
    Black Rose is waiting for you here.
    
    Look! Puchis! If you head to the south of the town, you can feed one for the
    purpose of raising it. You can either just give it food or use my guide later
    on (well, Stan60's, but it's here) to determine what one you want.
    
       _________________________
      |Quiet Eternal White Devil|
    This is where there was another Aura sighting. North quite a ways is the
    dungeon. I'm not sure how far it is south, but that may be quicker.
    
    B1: North and north and north. East eventually leads to loot, but there are 2
    portals in the way first. West, south, south, south is stairs, or break east
    before the least south for a symbol and some loot.
    
    B2: South. South is a portal and treasure. East is one of several "nothing 
    rooms". Another is east again.
    
    East of there is another. And another. North is loot, south is a portal and
    loot. 
    
    Back north, west, west. North is a large room with a portal. North again. West
    is portal and loot. East is portal, then north to the stairs.
    
    B3: North, east, east, north. Keep on and you'll find... nothing. It's a dead
    end, at the end of the dungeon, with no Gott Statue. Odd.
    
    Head over to Delta.
    
       _______
      |Mac Anu|
    There's a scene with Mia and Elk... Mia seems to not understand a basic human
    emotion... odd. Then Elk comes to talk to you. He asks you to accompany him to
    Plenteous Smiling Hypha.
    
       _______________________
      |Plenteous Smiling Hypha|
    A rather high level place, in comparison to others. But not too bad. Though it
    does have to be just you and Elk...
    
    North of you is the dungeon.
    
    B1: North. East is treasure. West is a path ot T2 room. North to T1 room.
    
    In T1 room, east is treasure, north is treasure, and west is T2 room.
    
    In T2 room, south is path to O room, north is path to treasure, and west is
    downstairs.
    
    B2: West. North. Ha. Elk insulted me (in battle... "Staying alive is important
    you know."). North again. And again.
    
    B3: Again. West is a portal. Heal before going north, it's a boss-door. 
    
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    |Boss Fight: Ki/er S^&asker (Killer Snaker)  |
    |                                   HP: 1330 |
    |                                            |
    |Just pound on him a lot. Use a First Aid!   |
    |command to keep Elk at that while you pound,|
    |as this guy's got some bite, and Elk won't  |
    |be much good otherwise until you DD. After  |
    |the 2 Words of God come up, DD him ASAP. Do |
    |not be like me and miss your chance to DD   |
    |while he Restores Protect, just do it. Use a|
    |Mage's Soul if necessary. Once you DD, issue|
    |a Skills! command so Elk will help you bring|
    |him down, but if you lasted this long, the  |
    |rest is a piece of cake.                    |
    |____________________________________________|
    
    They leave you all alone. Apparently you don't matter to them at all anymore.
    Oh well. Not like they won't still come with you.
    
    Log out, read the boards, and check your mail and news. 
    
    Log back in, and Mia gives Piros a "Magic Love Potion"... heh. Looks like we
    have to go find the cure... invite the other of your choice to go with you and
    Piros. High level area...
    
       ___________________________
      |Putrid Hot-blooded Scaffold|
    Find the dungeon. I really can't remember the direction I went to find it...
    
    B1: North. North again is a portal. West and north and north. Downstairs.
    
    B2: East. South. West. South. Treasure. West. North. Down. 
    
    B3: North north north. Down.
    
    B4: North. West. North. East. East. Get the Gott Statue. Now to go for the
    Remedy.
    
    B2: South. West. Follow the trail to the Custom Remedy. 
    
    
       _______________________________
      |Hideous Destroyer's Far Thunder|
    This is where the Kotetsu Sword is supposed to be.
    
    You'll see the dungeon directly west of where you start, so head over that way.
    
    B1: Sanjuro's disappointed. Aw. Head on anyway. North and north to a fork. Go
    East for minor loot, West for stairs.
    
    B2: West west. West is loot, north is a portal and stairs.
    
    B3: East is a portal, as is north. West is the Gott Statue. Wow. Lookit that.
    The Kotetsu Sword that isn't here...
    
    If you give it to Sanjuro, he'll give you his Member Address and a Tolerance
    Book. Much more useful than Piros' Diary...
    
    Head over to Theta...
    
       _______________________
      |Soft Solitary Tri Pansy|
    Don't miss the chest behind you. South. East. East. South, and you should get
    an All Field Portals Open. But there's still a lot to check out before the 
    dungeon... East, South for 4 chests. North, East from there for a Piney Apple.
    Then West to the end for some more Piney Apples. Now East East North North
    West West for the dungeon.
    
    B1: Kite is forced to take the Love Letter to Gardenia. North North. East East
    for some loot, East East for more. North for another break. East and west are
    again loot. North is Gardenia, who runs downstairs. Follow.
    
    B2: West is a portal. East is where you need to go. South at the next break for
    another portal and treasure, north to follow the path to Gardenia again, who
    goes downstairs again.
    
    B3: East or west doesn't really matter, they wrap around to the same place. If
    you're going for the All Open, go east, there aren't any portals west as far
    as I can remember, but there are several east. When you get to the center,
    directly north of where you started, head north. More chase.
    
    B4: East of the O is the last portal. West is the Gott Statue. Get it first.
    North is a battle where you help out Gardenia. She'll give you her member add-
    ress for helping her out. Yay.
    
       _________________________
      |Cursed Despaired Paradise|
    Your next destination, the real place where Aura was seen on Theta. But... it
    was locked. And you need a Virus Core Q to get in. 
    
    Log out and you'll probably have email from Mistral, asking to play with her
    sometime soon. Respond, and log back on. She'll be talking to Apeiron. He'll
    end up giving you the item. Mistral will ask you to go with her to a dangerous
    area. 
    
       __________________________
      |Collapsed Momentary Spiral|
    Another locked area... but you can get in here.
    
    Find the dungeon. Whee, Data Bug.
    
    B1: North. East at the break for loot, west for stairs.
    
    B2: East east. South. East. East.
    
    B3: East. East. Heal. North for boss. 
    
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    |Boss Fight:W*dSto^k (Thousand Trees) HP:1090|
    |Earth it, be sure to tell Mistral to use    |
    |her Skills, and just beat on it. If you     |
    |beefed up since the last boss like I did, it|
    |shouldn't be much of a struggle. When you   |
    |Data Drain him, you get a Virus Core Q, just|
    |what you needed. Convenient, huh?           |
    |____________________________________________|
    
       _________________________
      |Cursed Despaired Paradise|
    Let's try this again. Hack the gate and go in.
    
    These hacked gates are always dark...
    
    B1: South. East and west are loot. South. South south.
    
    B2: South. West. South is a long passageway with a portal. North is down.
    
    B3: North north. And you find Harald's Note. And Epitaph 00.
    
    Summon Gardenia and whoever else you want to your party.
    
       ________________________________
      |Beautiful Someone's Treasure Gem|
    To the dungeon.
    
    B1: North. North. North. East and west are loot. North are the stairs.
    
    B2: North. East is a path with portals and loot. West. North. North. East.
    East. Down.
    
    B3: East. North most is the Gott Statue, where you will find a Graceful Book.
    The rest is portals and loot. 
    
    Log out, check the board, check the news, and check your mail. Then head back
    to the board. There should be a post to Orca from Bob. He said he'll meet at
    an area that is probably Bursting Passed Over Aqua Field. So head over there.
    
       _______________________________
      |Bursting Passed Over Aqua Field|
    Bob greets you when you enter the field, tells you about Linda, and gives you
    Secret:Reason.
    
    Let's go meet Linda now.
    
       ________________________
      |Buried Pagan Fiery Sands|
    B1: North. West is a couple portals. East is one portal. Follow the path (no
    breaks) to find the stairs.
    
    B2: North. East is a small path with a portal and some loot. West is a break.
    West more is a portal and loot, north and east to another break. East is a loot
    room, north is Linda and an auto-gate. Bah.
    
    
       ________________________
      |Lonely Silent Great Seal|
    Why are there these level 22 areas on Delta? Stupid supposed "level cap" on the
    servers.
    
    Oh no. Gate Hacking. Need an O, which you should have, 1 C, which you should
    have, and 4 Bs, which you might have. If not, go data drain until you get them.
    
    Ack! Gate hacking and it's not night. Well, yes it is. But it's not dark due
    to all the snow. 
    
    Get to the dungeon.
    
    B1: North, portal. East for a couple of portals and loot, west for the path.
    At the next break, north is lots of portals and some loot, east is a portal
    and the stairs.
    
    B2: East. East and South are loot-y rooms, north is a path. At the next split,
    west is a portal and loot, north is loot, and east is a portal and stairs.
    
    B3: Just follow the path, no breaks on this floor. When you reach the end, it
    is another white room. You get another piece of the Epitaph and auto-gate.
    
    Log out and read your mail. Another mail from Black Rose about where to go.
    
       __________________________
      |Great Distant Fertile Land|
    B1: North. East is 3 portals and 3 chests. West is another break. South from
    there is a portal, north are the stairs.
    
    B2: North. East is a portal and a loot room, north is a loot room, and west is
    a portal, loot, and stairs. 
    
    B3: West. South is a loot room, west leads to the Gott Statue. Get it first.
    Now go back and go north. You'll find Meg talking to an Admin, who promptly
    leaves. The Admin pressures her into keeping it a secret by convincing her it
    is a dangerous place. Bah.
    
    Now you're trying to get to the board quick, before an Admin deletes it. Too
    late. Read the rest of the posts, check your mail, and check the news.
    
    Go to The World, but quit without logging in. You'll have mail again.
    
    This is it. Chosen Hopeless Nothingness. Hope you're ready, 'cause it's where
    you're gonna fight the last boss.
    
    You also have mail from Aura.
    
      I can't run any more.
      If Skeith catches me...
      There's still time. There's still
      time. There's still time. There's
      still time. There's still time.
    
    Log back in, make sure you're at a respectable level (I'd say around 30 at
    least), and head to Chosen Hopeless Nothingness with your favorite party. 
    Your favorite party with Black Rose in it, anyway. 
    
       ___________________________
      |Chosen Hopeless Nothingness|
    B1: East is a portal and loot room, north is a portal, west is a portal, loot,
    and stairs.
    
    B2: North. East and West are both paths to loot and portals, north are the
    stairs. 
    
    B3: Just follow the path until the break. Here, north is a portal and loot.
    East is a portal then a portal and a break. South from here is a portal and
    loot, north is a portal and stairs. 
    
    B4: Follow the path until the break. It doesn't matter which way, both have 3
    portals on the way to the same place, and both have 4 chests. Just pick either
    north or west, whichever you like more. Either way, when you get into a room
    with 1 portal, 2 chests, and exits to the north, south, and east, go north.
    
    B5: North. North. Make sure you're fully healed and at your peak now... 'cause
    the next door north is the last boss.
    
    
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    |Boss Fight: Skeith                  HP:4500 |
    |You're pretty much just gonna need to beat  |
    |him senseless until you can Data Drain him. |
    |Set First Aid! as a priority. You need to be|
    |constantly on the defensive while fighting  |
    |him. He can Data Drain, which isn't good. It|
    |takes both an Antidote and a Restorative to |
    |recover from it. If you see him go up into  |
    |the air, run the hell away. Be prepared to  |
    |Ressurect, 'cause someone's probably gonna  |
    |die when he does this. Just don't let it be |
    |all 3 of you.                               |
    |                                            |
    |After you Data Drain him, it's pretty much  |
    |the same, but let your wavemaster(s) in on  |
    |the action. He's quite a bit easier, I'm not|
    |sure he can Data Drain or Judgement, but he |
    |can still jump into the air, and it still   |
    |hurts like hell.                            |
    |____________________________________________|
    
    Watch the pretty movie. Watch the credits. DON'T TURN THE GAME OFF. Save your
    game when it asks you. Now read your mail. Read the news. Now go read the BBS.
    
    You can either go fight the last Goblin King now, or go to the hidden dungeon.
    
    Either way, you need to get back to Mac Anu.
    
    I'll do the Goblin King first.
    
       ______________________
      |Detestable Golden Gate|
    Dear God. This is the worst of them by far. My recommendation is picking up
    a Bom-Ba-Ye, many Mage's Souls, and many Speed Charms. Speed Charm first, then
    go at her constantly with Staccatto (I found it best due to how cheap it is
    combined with how many times it hits). When you run out of SP, use a Mage's
    Soul. If you let Martina sit there for a minute, she'll put a Health Charm on
    herself. Don't let that happen. Healing 17 HP every couple seconds really hurts
    on this. Once you beat her, she'll give you the Imp's Pin and tell you to equip
    the Goblin Items for "something good" (Summon Goblin skill).
    
       _______________________
      |Hideous Someone's Giant|
    It might be in your best interest to not take a Wavemaster with you, unless you
    want to use them for First Aid purposes. 'Cause the boss is Magic Tolerant, so
    it's gonna come down to your physical prowess, not Elk or Mistral's strengths.
    
    B1: Follow the path north and east to a split. South is a portal. East is loot.
    North is the path. Follow it. At the split, west is a loot room, and south are
    the stairs.
    
    B2: South. Well, we know what's south of here, why not look around first? Since
    that boss is stronger than Skeith, might wanna hold off as long as possible.
    Or not. Whatever. East is a path leading to loot and portals.
    
    Rest up before heading into the next room.
    
    
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    |Boss Fight: Parasite Dragon         HP:9999 |
    |If you did bring a Wavemaster with you, tell|
    |him or her to First Aid, and everyone else  |
    |to use Attack Skills. If you don't have a   |
    |Wavemaster doing so, hang back, don't attack|
    |a lot, and focus on keeping the others alive|
    |for the whole fight.                        |
    |____________________________________________|
    
    And... that's it.
    
    You've now completed all story parts of .hack//Infection. And a few non-. Yay.
    
     ___________
    |5.0 - Items|
      ______________________
     |5.1 - Equipment Tables|
    Key: PAt - Physical Attack  PAc - Physical Accuracy
         PDe - Physical Defense PEv - Physical Evade
         MAt - Magical Attack   MAc - Magical Accuracy
         MDe - Magical Defense  MEv - Magical Evade
         EEa - Element Earth    EWa - Element Water
         EFi - Element Fire     ETh - Element Thunder
         EWo - Element Wood     EDa - Element Darkness
         MRs - Mental Resist.   PRs - Physical Resist.
    
      Twin Blades
        Name        Lv.   PAt   PAc   PDe   PEv   MAt   MAc   MDe   MEv   Skill
                 EEa   EWa   EFi   EWo   ETh   EDa   MRs   PRs   
    Rusty Nails      1*   -10    30    0     0    -10    30    0     0   Miu Lei
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0           Saber Dance
    Amateur Blades   1     2     1     0     0     1     1     0     0  Saber Dance
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0             
    Steel Blades     1     3     2     0     0     1     2     0     0  Tiger Claws
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0             
    Phantom Blades   2     4     3     0     0     2     2     0     0  Staccatto
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Assassin         3     4     4     0     0     2     2     0     0  Saber Dance
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Spark Blades     3     4     5     0     0     2     2     0     0  Flame Dance
                  0    -5     5     0     0     0     0     0             
    Lath Blades      4     4     6     0     0    2      2     0     0  Orchid Dance
                 -5     0     0     5     0     0     0     0
    Time Blades      4*    0     99    0     25   0      0     0     0    Ap Do
    Fuse Blades      5     4     7     0     0    2      2     0     0 Thunder Dance
                  0     0     0     0     5    -5     0     0
    Spiral Edge      6*    4     5     0     0    2      2     0     0  Tiger Claws
    +Critical Hit 0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0           Staccatto
                                                                      Gale of Swords
    Shadow Blades    6     4     8     0     0    2      2     0     0  Dark Dance
                  0     0     0     0    -5     5     0     0
    Sotetsu          9     9     13    0     0    2      2     0     0  Flame Dance
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0           Tiger Claws
    Raitei           11    9     16    0     0    2      2     0     0 Thunder Coil
    +No Damage    0     0     0     0     10   -10    0     0           Staccatto
    Anshou           12    9     17    0     0    2      2     0     0 Swirling Dark
                  0     0     0     0    -10    10    0     0           Staccatto
    Soul Blades      12*   9     20    0     0   -5     -5     0     0  Dark Dance
    +Skill Drain  2     2     2     2     2     2     0     0           Tiger Claws
                                                                         Ranki Lei
    Masterblades     13    11    18    0     0    4      4     0     0 Thunder Coil
                  2     2     2     2     2     2     0     0          Twin Dragons
    Hyakkidouran     14*   13   -15    0     0    6      20    0     0  Flame Dance
                  0    -15    15    0     0     0     0     0          Blazing Wheel
                                                                       Twin Dragons
    Bom-Ba-Ye        14*   10    15    0     0    5      10    0     0 Thunder Coil
    +Skill Drain  0     0     0     0     15   -15    0     0           Staccatto
    Dante's Blades   14    10    20    0     0    4      4     0     0 Twin Darkness
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0          Blazing Wheel
    
    
      Blades
        Name        Lv.   PAt   PAc   PDe   PEv   MAt   MAc   MDe   MEv   Skill
                 EEa   EWa   EFi   EWo   ETh   EDa   MRs   PRs   
    Basic Sword      1     2     1     0     0     0     0     0     0  Cross Slash
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Rondo            2     5     3     0     0     0     0     0     0   Revolver
                  5     0     0    -5     0     0     0     0            Ap Torma
    8 Phase Sword    2     5     4     0     0     0     0     0     0  Crack Beat
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Mizuchi          2     5     4     0     0     0     0     0     0   Revolver
                  0     5    -5     0     0     0     0     0            Ap Ganz
    Gakaku           3     5     5     0     0     0     0     0     0   Revolver
                  0    -5     5     0     0     0     0     0            Ap Ruem
    Strange Blade    4     5     6     0     0     0     0     0     0   Revolver
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Executioner      5     6     7     0     0     0     0     0     0  Crack Beat
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Unicorn Blade    5     7     8     0     0     0     0     0     0   Ani Slash
                  0     0     0     0    -5     5     0     0
    Nodachi          6     9     5     0     0     0     0     0     0   Hayabusa
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Singing Blade    11    13    16    0     0     0     0     0     0  Crack Beat
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0            Rue Slash
    Ends of Earth    11    30    28    0     0     0     0     0     0  Cross Slash
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0           Crack Beat
    Dogman's Sword   12    14    17    0     0     0     0     0     0   Revolver
                  0    -7     7     0     0     0     0     0           Vak Slash
    
      Heavy Blades
        Name        Lv.   PAt   PAc   PDe   PEv   MAt   MAc   MDe   MEv   Skill
                 EEa   EWa   EFi   EWo   ETh   EDa   MRs   PRs   
    Steelblade       1     3     1     0     0     0     0     0     0   Calamity
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Adventurer       1     3     1     0     0     0     0     0     0 Death Bringer
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Kikuichimonji    1     5     2     0     0     0     0     0     0   Hayabusa
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0       
    Earth Sword      2     7     2     0     0     0     0     0     0   Calamity
                  5     0     0    -5     0     0     0     0
    Curing Sword     3     7     3     0     0     0     0     0     0    Repth
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Green Sword      4     7     5     0     0     0     0     0     0 Death Bringer
                 -5     0     0     5     0     0     0     0
    Stun Sword       5     7     6     0     0     0     0     0     0   Calamity
                  0     0     0     0     5    -5     0     0
    Slayer           6     8     5     0     0     0     0     0     0 Death Bringer
    +Death        0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0             
    Defense Sword    7     10    7     0     0     0     0     5     5 Death Bringer
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0            Ap Vorv
    Magnifier        8     11    9     0     0     5     5     0     0  Vak Drive
    +Skill Drain  0    -5     5     0     0     0     0     0            Ap Vakz
    Spiderblade      13    14    20    0     0     0     0     0     0    Karin
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0           Sohgasho
    Claymore         15    17    21    0     0     0     0     0     0  Rai Smash
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0           Vak Drive
    Flame Sword      18    19    17    0     0     0     0     0     0  Vak Smash
                  0    -10    10    0     0     0     0     0           Vak Drive
    
      Axes
        Name        Lv.   PAt   PAc   PDe   PEv   MAt   MAc   MDe   MEv   Skill
                 EEa   EWa   EFi   EWo   ETh   EDa   MRs   PRs   
    Short Swing      1     4     1     0     0     0     0     0     0 Triple Wield
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0       
    Water Axe        3     5     2     0     0     0     0     0     0 Triple Wield
                  0     5    -5     0     0     0     0     0
    Flame Axe        4     5     3     0     0     0     0     0     0   Brandish
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0             Repth
    Wind Axe         5     6     2     0     0     0     0     0     0 Triple Wield
    +Death        0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Thunder Axe      5     6     3     0     0     0     0     0     0  Rai Break
                  0     0     0     0     5    -5     0     0
    Midnight Axe     6     6     4     0     0     0     0     0     0  Ani Tornado
                  0     0     0     0    -5     5     0     0
    Bronze Axe       8     8     5     0     0     0     0     0     0  Rai Tornado
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Earth Axe        9     10    7     0     0     0     0     0     0  Gan Tornado
                  5     0     0    -5     0     0     0     0
    Charged Axe      13    10    11    0     0     0     0     0     0  Rai Tornado
                  0     0     0     0     5    -5     0     0
    Master's Axe     14    12    20    0     0     0     0     0     0   Axel Pain
    +Critical Hit 1     1     1     1     1     1     0     0           Rai Tornado
    
      Long Arms
        Name        Lv.   PAt   PAc   PDe   PEv   MAt   MAc   MDe   MEv   Skill
                 EEa   EWa   EFi   EWo   ETh   EDa   MRs   PRs   
    Bronze Spear     1     3     1     0     0     0     0     0     0  Triple Doom
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Relief Lance     2     8     3     0     0     0     0     0     0  Double Sweep
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Water Spear      2     8     4     0     0     0     0     0     0  Triple Doom
                  0     5    -5     0     0     0     0     0
    Fire Spear       3     8     5     0     0     0     0     0     0  Repulse Cage
                  0    -5     5     0     0     0     0     0
    Wooden Spear     4     8     6     0     0     0     0     0     0  Double Sweep
                 -5     0     0     5     0     0     0     0
    Spear of Spell   7     15    11    0     0     0     0     0     0  Triple Doom
    +Skill Drain  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Berserk Spear    12    19    17    0     0     0     0     0     0  Vak Repulse
    +Critical Hit 0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0           Double Sweep
    +No Damage
    Sleipnir         12    20    18    0     0     0     0     0     0  Juk Repulse
    +Critical Hit 2     2     2     2     2     2     0     0           Double Sweep
    
      Wands
        Name        Lv.   PAt   PAc   PDe   PEv   MAt   MAc   MDe   MEv   Skill
                 EEa   EWa   EFi   EWo   ETh   EDa   MRs   PRs   
    Cypress Wand     1     0     0     0     0     1     1     0     0   Rue Rom
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Iron Rod         1     0     0     0     0     2     2     0     0   Gan Rom
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Nautilus Wand    1     0     0     0     0     4     2     0     0   Gan Don
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Earth Wand       2     0     0     0     0     4     3     0     0   Gan Don
                  5     0     0    -5     0     0     0     0
    Fire Wand        3     0     0     0     0     4     5     0     0   Vak Don
                  0    -5     5     0     0     0     0     0
    Air Wand         4     0     0     0     0     4     6     0     0   Juk Rom
                 -5     0     0     5     0     0     0     0
    Electric Wand    4     0     0     0     0     4     7     0     0   Rai Don
                  0     0     0     0     5    -5     0     0
    Ebony Wand       5     0     0     0     0     4     8     0     0   Ani Don
                  0     0     0     0    -5     5     0     0
    Basho Wand       6     0     0     0     0     1     1     0     0   Gan Don
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0            Vak Kruz
    Earth Rod        8     0     0     0     0     4     3     0     0   Gan Don
                  10    0     0    -10    0     0     0     0           MeGan Rom
    Inferno Wand     9     0     0     0     0     4     5     0     0   Vak Don
                  0    -10    10    0     0     0     0     0           BiVak Rom
    Wand of Storms   10    0     0     0     0     4     7     0     0   Rai Don
                  0     0     0     0     10   -10    0     0           GiRai Rom
    Adian's Rod      11    0     0     0     0     4     8     0     0   Ani Don
                  0     0     0     0    -10    10    0     0           MeAni Kruz
    Dark History     14*   0     0     0     0     22    25    0     0   Rue Rom
                  3     3     3     3     3     3     0     0           MeRue Zot
    
      Light Head Armor
        Name        Lv.   PAt   PAc   PDe   PEv   MAt   MAc   MDe   MEv   Skill
                 EEa   EWa   EFi   EWo   ETh   EDa   MRs   PRs  
    Time Headband    4*    0     0     0     25    0     0     0     0    Ap Do
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Steel Cap        6     0     0     0     0     0     0     3     7    Repth
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     5     0 
    Cougar Bandana   11    0     0     0     0     0     0     3     8   La Repth
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     6     0
    Raccoon Earcap   16    0     0     0     0     0     0     3     9   La Repth
                  2     4     0     2     2     2     7     0
    Newt Necklace    21    0     0     0     0     0     0     3     10  La Repth
                  2     0     4     2     2     2     8     0
    Thunder Torque   31    0     0     0     0     0     0     3     12  La Repth
                  2     2     2     2     4     0     10    0            Rip Maen
    Rat Crest        76    0    -10    2    -10    2     0     8     16  Phal Repth
                  1     1     1     1     5     0     12    6            Rip Maen
    
      Medium Head Armor
        Name        Lv.   PAt   PAc   PDe   PEv   MAt   MAc   MDe   MEv   Skill
                 EEa   EWa   EFi   EWo   ETh   EDa   MRs   PRs     
    Nomad's Hood     2     0     0     1     1     0     0     1     1    Repth
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     0     0
    Goblin Cap       6*    0     0     1     0     0     0     0     0   Maj Lei
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     20
    Guard Cap        7     0     0     1     2     0     0     1     2    Repth
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     0     0
    Hunter's Hood    12    0     0     2     3     0     0     2     3    Repth
                  4     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
    Ice Hunter Cap   17    0     0     2     4     0     0     2     4    Repth
                  2     4     0     2     2     2     2     2
    Fire Dance Hat   22    0     0     2     5     0     0     2     5    Repth
                  2     0     4     2     2     2     3     3
    Peasant's Cap    27    0     0     2     6     0     0     2     6    Repth
                  0     2     2     4     2     2     4     4            Rip Teyn
    
      Heavy Head Armor
        Name        Lv.   PAt   PAc   PDe   PEv   MAt   MAc   MDe   MEv   Skill
                 EEa   EWa   EFi   EWo   ETh   EDa   MRs   PRs   
    Head Gear        3     0     0     2     6     0     0     0     0    Ap Ganz
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     0     4
    Face Guard       8     0     0     3     7     0     0     0     0    Ap Ruem
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     0     5
    Mountain Helm    13    0     0     3     8     0     0     0     0    Ap Ganz
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     0     6
    Ice Helm         18    0     0     4     9     0     0     1     1    Ap Ruem
                  2     4     0     2     2     2     0     7
    Fire Helm        23    0     0     4     10    0     0     1     1    Ap Vakz
                  2     0     4     2     2     2     0     8
    Forester Helm    28    0     0     5     10    0     0     1     1    Ap Juka
                  0     2     2     4     2     2     0     9             Ap Vorv
    Ceramic Helm     33*   0     0     4     6     5     5     5     5    Rig Saem
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     1     2             Rig Geam
    
      Light Body Armor
        Name        Lv.   PAt   PAc   PDe   PEv   MAt   MAc   MDe   MEv   Skill
                 EEa   EWa   EFi   EWo   ETh   EDa   MRs   PRs   
    Time Sash        4*    0     0     0     0     0     0     0     25   Ap Do
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Noble Cloak      6     0     0     0     0     0     0     3     7    Rue Zot
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     5     0
    Kagayuzen        8*    0     0     0     0     10    8     10    8    Miu Lei
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     20
    Hiking Gear      11    0     0     0     0     0     0     3     8    Gan Zot
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     6     0
    Winter Coat      16    0     0     0     0     0     0     3     9    Rue Zot
                  2     4     0     2     2     2     7     0
    Fireman's Coat   21    0     0     0     0     0     0     3     10   Vak Kruz
                  2     0     4     2     2     2     8     0
    Thunder Cloak    31    0     0     0     0     0     0     3     12   Rai Kruz
                  2     2     2     2     4     0     10    0
    
      Medium Body Armor
        Name        Lv.   PAt   PAc   PDe   PEv   MAt   MAc   MDe   MEv   Skill
                 EEa   EWa   EFi   EWo   ETh   EDa   MRs   PRs   
    Leather Armor    2     0     0     1     1     0     0     1     1   Vak Kruz
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     0     0
    Ring Mail        7     0     0     1     2     0     0     1     2   Juk Kruz
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     0     0
    Wyrm Hide        12    0     0     2     3     0     0     2     3   Gan Don
                  4     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
    Wyrm Scale       17    0     0     2     4     0     0     2     4   Rue Kruz
                  2     4     0     2     2     2     2     2
    Firedrake Mail   22    0     0     2     5     0     0     2     5   Vak Kruz
                  2     0     4     2     2     2     3     2
    Holy Tree Mail   27    0     0     2     6     0     0     2     6   Juk Kruz
                  0     2     2     4     2     2     4     4
    
      Heavy Body Armor
        Name        Lv.   PAt   PAc   PDe   PEv   MAt   MAc   MDe   MEv   Skill
                 EEa   EWa   EFi   EWo   ETh   EDa   MRs   PRs   
    Brigandine       3     0     0     2     6     0     0     0     0
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     0     4
    Plate Armor      8     0     0     3     7     0     0     0     0 
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     0     5
    Grand Armor      13    0     0     3     8     0     0     0     0   Ap Ganz
                  4     2     2     0     2     2     0     6
    Frost Armor      18    0     0     4     9     0     0     1     1   Ap Ruem
                  2     4     0     2     2     2     0     7
    Blaze Armor      23    0     0     4     10    0     0     1     1   Ap Vakz
                  2     0     4     2     2     2     0     8
    Spirit Armor     28    0     0     5     10    0     0     1     1   Ap Juka
                  0     2     2     4     2     2     0     9
    Fire Beast       69    1     0     9     12    0     0     2     4   Vak Rom
                  5     0     10    5     5     5     4     12           Ap Vakz
    
      Light Hand Armor
        Name        Lv.   PAt   PAc   PDe   PEv   MAt   MAc   MDe   MEv   Skill
                 EEa   EWa   EFi   EWo   ETh   EDa   MRs   PRs  
    Wrist Band       1     0     0     0     0     0     0     2     6   Juk Rom
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     4     0
    Silver Bracer    6     0     0     0     0     0     0     3     7   Rai Rom
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     5     0
    Fossil Bracer    11    0     0     0     0     0     0     3     8   Gan Rom
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     6     0
    Time Bracer      11*   0     0     3     6     0     0     3     6    Ap Do
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Frost Bracer     16    0     0     0     0     0     0     3     9   Rue Rom
                  2     4     0     2     2     2     7     0
    Fire Bracer      21    0     0     0     0     0     0     3     10  Vak Rom
                  2     0     4     2     2     2     8     0
    Air Bracer       26    0     0     0     0     0     0     3     11  Juk Rom
                  0     2     2     4     2     2     9     0
    
      Medium Hand Armor
        Name        Lv.   PAt   PAc   PDe   PEv   MAt   MAc   MDe   MEv   Skill
                 EEa   EWa   EFi   EWo   ETh   EDa   MRs   PRs   
    Leather Gloves   2     0     0     1     1     0     0     1     1
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     0     0
    Silver Gloves    7     0     0     1     2     0     0     1     2
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     0     0
    Miner's Gloves   12    0     0     2     3     0     0     2     3   Gan Don
                  4     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
    Fishing Gloves   17    0     0     2     4     0     0     2     4   Rue Kruz
                  2     4     0     2     2     2     2     2
    Smith's Gloves   22    0     0     2     5     0     0     2     5   Vak Don
                  2     0     4     2     2     2     3     3
    
      Heavy Hand Armor
        Name        Lv.   PAt   PAc   PDe   PEv   MAt   MAc   MDe   MEv   Skill
                 EEa   EWa   EFi   EWo   ETh   EDa   MRs   PRs   
    Rusted Hands     3     0     0     2     6     0     0     0     0
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     0     4
    Silver Hands     8     0     0     3     7     0     0     0     0
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     0     5
    Hands of Earth   13    0     0     3     8     0     0     0     0   Dek Ganz
                  4     2     2     0     2     2     0     6
    Hands of Water   18    0     0     4     9     0     0     1     1   Dek Ruem
                  2     4     0     2     2     2     0     7
    Hands of Fire    23    0     0     4     10    0     0     1     1   Dek Vakz
                  2     0     4     2     2     2     0     8
    Hands of Wood    28    0     0     5     10    0     0     1     1   Dek Juka
                  0     2     2     4     2     2     0     9
    Electric Hands   79    1     0     10    13    0     0     2     5   Rai Don
                  5     5     5     5     10    0     6     12          Dek Vorma
    
      Light Leg Armor
        Name        Lv.   PAt   PAc   PDe   PEv   MAt   MAc   MDe   MEv   Skill
                 EEa   EWa   EFi   EWo   ETh   EDa   MRs   PRs  
    Sandals          1     0     0     0     0     0     0     2     6
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     4     0
    Leg Mail         6     0     0     0     0     0     0     3     7
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     5     0
    Goblin Boots     9     1     0     3     0     1     2     4     9   Dek Juka
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     20
    Ceramic Anklet   11    0     0     0     0     0     0     3     8   Dek Ganz
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     6     0 
    Frost Anklet     16    0     0     0     0     0     0     3     9   Dek Ruem
                  2     4     0     2     2     2     7     0
    Time Sandals     19*   1     0     4     0     2     3     6     11   Ap Do
                  0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Iron Anklet      21    0     0     0     0     0     0     3     10  Dek Vakz
                  2     0     4     2     2     2     8     0
    
      Medium Leg Armor
        Name        Lv.   PAt   PAc   PDe   PEv   MAt   MAc   MDe   MEv   Skill
                 EEa   EWa   EFi   EWo   ETh   EDa   MRs   PRs   
    Safety Shoes     2     1     1     0     0     0     0     1     1
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     0     0
    Jungle Boots     7     0     0     1     2     0     0     1     2
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     0     0
    Mountain Guard   12    0     0     2     3     0     0     2     3   Ap Corv
                  4     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
    Snow Panther     17    0     0     2     4     0     0     2     4   Ap Vorv
                  2     4     0     2     2     2     2     2
    Fire Lizard      22    0     0     2     5     0     0     2     5   Ap Torv
                  2     0     4     2     2     2     3     3
    Thunder Boots    32    0     0     2     7     0     0     2     7   Ap Vorma
                  2     2     2     2     4     0     5     5
    
      Heavy Leg Armor
        Name        Lv.   PAt   PAc   PDe   PEv   MAt   MAc   MDe   MEv   Skill
                 EEa   EWa   EFi   EWo   ETh   EDa   MRs   PRs   
    Used Greaves     3     0     0     2     6     0     0     0     0 
                  1     1     1     1     1     1     0     4
    Mountain Guard   13    0     0     3     8     0     0     0     0    Repth
                  4     2     2     0     2     2     0     6
    Aqua Guard       18    0     0     4     9     0     0     1     1   Rip Teyn
                  2     4     0     2     2     2     0     7
    Flare Guard      23    0     0     4     10    0     0     1     1   Rip Synk
                  2     0     4     2     2     2     0     8
    Rare Greaves     49    1     0     7     10    0     0     1     1   Rai Kruz
                  4     4     4     4     4     4     1     11
    
      ________________
     |5.2 - Reg. Items|
      Healing Items
       Health Drink - Restore 150 HP
       Healing Elixir - Restore HP to the maximum
    
       Mage's Soul - Restore 100 SP
       Artisan's Soul - Restore 250 SP
       Emperor's Soul - Restore SP to the maximum
    
       Noble Wine - Restore HP and SP to the maximum
    
       Antidote - Cure poison, paralysis, speed down, and decrease in Phys. Status
       Restorative - Cure charm, sleep, confusion, charm, decrease in Mag. status
       Resurrect - Revive a dead ally.
    
      Stat Increase Items ("Blood" Items)
       Warrior Blood - Physical Attack
       Knight Blood - Physical Defense
       Hunter Blood - Physical Accuracy
       Hermit Blood - Magical Attack
       Beast Blood - Magical Defense
       Wizard Blood - Magical Accuracy
    
      Stat Decrease Items ("Bane" Items)
       Warrior's Bane - Physical Attack
       Knight's Bane - Physical Defense
       Hunter's Bane - Physical Accuracy
       Hermit's Bane - Magical Attack
       Beast's Bane - Magical Defense
       Wizard's Bane - Magical Accuracy
       Stonebane - Earth Element
       Waterbane - Water Element
       Firebane - Fire Element
       Treebane - Wood Element
    
      Misc. Items
       Fortune Wire - Disarm trap on Risky Treasure boxes
       Fairy's Orb - Unknown areas on the map are displayed
       Sprite Ocarina - Warp from the dungeon and return to the field
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     |5.3 - Scrolls|
      Attack
       Earth
        Raining Rocks - Lv. 1 Drop
        Stone Storm - Lv. 2 Drop
        Raging Earth - Lv. 1 Raise
       Water
        Ice Floe - Lv. 1 Converge
        Cygnus - Lv. 2 Converge
        Permafrost - Lv. 3 Converge
        Ice Storm - Lv. 1 Tornado
        Ice Strike - Lv. 2 Tornado
        Absolute Zero - Lv. 3 Tornado
       Fire
        Meteor Swarm - Lv. 1 Converge
        Fireball Storm - Lv. 2 Converge
        Inferno Strike - Lv. 3 Converge
        Fire Tempest - Lv. 1 Tornado
        Flame Blast - Lv. 2 Tornado
        Hellstorm - Lv. 3 Tornado
       Wood
        Gale Breath - Lv. 1 Raise
        Forest of Fear - Lv. 3 Raise
        Green Gale - Lv. 1 Tornado
        Leafblight - Lv. 2 Tornado
       Thunder
        Lightning Bolt - Lv. 1 Drop
        Ion Strike - Lv. 2 Drop
        Thunderbolt - Lv. 3 Drop
        Plasma Storm - Lv. 1 Tornado
        Raging Plasma - Lv. 2 Tornado
        Plasma Gale - Lv. 3 Tornado
       Darkness
        Nightblight - Lv. 1 Converge
        Dark Traitor - Lv. 2 Converge
        Nightfear - Lv. 3 Converge
        Dark Night - Lv. 1 Raise
        Chaos Spell - Lv. 2 Raise
       Summon
        Summon Water - Lv. 1 M: R: Water
          Summon Merrows.
    
      Effect
       Negative Effect
        The Hanged Man
         Paralysis. Unable to move.
        The Moon
         Sleep. Unable to move.
        The Devil
         Curse. SP decreases with time.
        The Lovers
         Charm. Attack allies.
        The Death
         Poison. HP decreases with time.
        The Fool
         Confuse. Attack enemies and allies.
    
       Positive Effect
        Speed Charm
         Temporary increase in movement speed.
        Health Charm
         Recover HP with time.
        Soul Charm
         Recover SP with time.
    
      Ability
       Lightbane
        Temporary decrease in target's Thunder Element.
    
      Heal
       Light Cross
        Recover target and any nearby member's HP by 150.
       Hale Cross
        Recover target and any nearby member's HP by 400.
       Divine Cross
        Recover target and any nearby member's HP to maximum.
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     |5.4 - Books|
      Power Book - Physical Attack paramater +1
      Tolerance Book - Physical Defense parameter +1
      Swift Book - Physical Evasion parameter +1
      Insight Book - Magical Attack parameter +1
      Piros' Diary - Magical Attack parameter -1
      Spiritual Book - Magical Defense parameter +1
      Secret: Reason - Magical Defense parameter +2
    
      Earth Magic - Earth Element parameter +1
      Water Magic - Water Element parameter +1
      Fire Magic - Fire Element parameter +1
      Wood Magic - Wood Element parameter +1
      Thunder Magic - Thunder Element parameter +1
      Black Magic - Darkness Element parameter +1
      Feng Shui - Earth Element parameter +1
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     |5.5 - Treasure|
      Grunty (Puchiguso >_<) Doll - Sell for 250 GP
      Rainbow Card
      Yellow Candy - Sell for 1,000 GP
      Silver Scarab
      Aromatic Grass
    
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    |6.0 - Key Items|
    
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     |6.1 - Event Items|
    Installation Book - You only have this item for a brief time. To save Balmung,
    Kite uses the book and gains the ability to Data Drain and Gate Hack.
    
    Grunty Flute - Play this flute in a field to summon your Noble Puchiguso to
    you. The Puchiguso will carry Kite across the field, away from monsters.
    
    Epitaph 00 - Read a fragment of Epitaph of Twilight
    Epitaph ? - Read a fragment of Epitaph of Twilight
    Harold's Note - Message from someone...?
    Book of Law - Prize for the One Year Anniversary Power Up Campaign
                  CANNOT BE USED, DON'T ASK ABOUT IT
    Book of Iron - An amazing item that will negate enemy attacks!
                   CANNOT BE USED, DON't ASK ABOUT IT
    
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     |6.2 - Puchi Food|
    Pretty much this entire section is here thanks to Stan60.
    
    Name of Food           Keyword                Puchi Hint
    Cordyceps             B: SOmeone's     Near a large statue of Buddha.
      Size +1   Body Odor +2   Rebel +2       Intelligence +2   Purity +4
    Grunt Mints           C: Great Seal    Near a very hot square face.
      Size +1   Rebel +4       Brutality -4   Intelligence -2   Purity -1
    La Pumpkin            C: Paradise      Near a huge cocoon.
      Size +1   Body Odor -4   Rebel -2       Brutality +3      Intelligence +5
    Mandragora            C: Aqua Field    Near pointed towers.
      Size +1   Body Odor +5   Brutality +4   Intelligence -4   Purity -4
    Mushroom              C: Hypha         In the shadow of mushroom boulders.
      Size +1   Body Odor -4   Rebel -3       Intelligence -3   Purity -3
    Oh No Melon           B: Destroyer's   Near barnacles.
      Size +1   Body Odor +3   Rebel +1       Bruatality -1     Intelligence +1
    Piney Apple           B: Solitary      Deep in the green forest.
      Size +1   Rebel -4       Brutality +5   Intelligence +4   Purity -2
    Root Vegetable        C: Fort Walls    By a wall at the end of the labryinth.
      Size +1   Body Odor -2   Rebel -1       Brutality +2      Purity +3
    Snacky Cactus         C: Fiery Sands   Near ribs that were once an ocean.
      Size +1   Body Odor +1   Rebel +5       Brutality -2      Intelligence -1
      Purity +2
    Twilight Onion        B: Gluttonous    Near a very strange old weapon.
      Size +1   Body Odor +4   Rebel +3       Brutality -3      Purity +1
    White Cherry          C: White Devil   Near a very cold pillar.
      Size +1   Body Odor -1   Brutality +1   Intelligence +3   Purity +5
    Bear Cat Egg                           Deep in a fancy gallery.
      Size +2   Body Odor -2   Rebel -3       Brutality +1      Intelligence +2
      Purity +3
    Bloody Egg                             In stomach of a very scary monster.
      Size +2   Body Odor +1   Rebel +3       Intelligence -3   Purity -1
    Golden Egg                             A few grow inside an important story.
      Size +2
    Immature Egg                           Deep in a very dark labyrinth.
      Size +2   Body Odor -3   Rebel -1       Brutality +3      Intelligence +2
      Purity +1
    Invisible Egg                          Inside a very deep cave.
      Size +2   Body Odor +3   Rebel +1       Intelligence -1   Purity -3
    
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      |6.25 - Puchiguso Raising|
    This section's related enough to the Puchi Food that I figured it should be a
    subsection of it rather than on its own elsewhere.
    
    In .hack//Infection, there are 3 kinds of fully grown Puchigusos to raise, each
    with their own stat requirements.
    
    All Puchigusos have a Size requirement of 30. For the Noble Puchiguso, this is
    the only requirement. If the other stats don't fall into the necessary range
    for either of the other Puchigusos, it will become Noble.
    
    Once a Puchiguso is fully grown, you'll be able to trade with it
    
    This information is also here thanks to Stan60, and his mad knowledge. ^_-
    
                      Noble Puchiguso     Poison Puchiguso        Iron Puchiguso
      Size                  30                  30                      30
      Body Odor             NA                 0-20                    3-17
      Rebel                 NA                -5-15                   -2-12
      Brutality             NA                10-30                   13-27
      Intelligence          NA                 5-25                     8-22
      Purity                NA                -5-15                   -2-12
      Give Item        Grunty Flute
      Trade Item                              Claymore             Master's Axe
                                             Charged Axe           Flame Sword
    
    In raising Puchigusos, get their stats to where you want them, and feed them a
    bunch of Golden Eggs to get their size to 30. Since Golden Eggs only increase
    Size by 2, you'll get the Puchiguso you want.
    
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     |6.3 - Virus Core|
    Virus Core A
    Virus Core B
    Virus Core C
    Virus Core D
    Virus Core E
    Virus Core F
    Virus Core G
    Virus Core H
    Virus Core I
    Virus Core J
    Virus Core K
    Virus Core L
    Virus Core M
    Virus Core N
    Virus Core O
    Virus Core P
    Virus Core Q
    Virus Core R
    Virus Core S
    Virus Core T
    Virus Core U
    Virus Core V
    Virus Core W
    Virus Core X
    Virus Core Y
    Virus Core Z
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     |6.4 - Book of 1000|
    Ryu Book 1 - Keeps track of playing time and number of logins to The World
    
    Ryu Book 2 - Keeps track of portals opened, and number of All Opens
    
    Ryu Book 3 - Keeps track of Member Address List and number of trades
    
    Ryu Book 4 - Keeps track of number of different monsters fought
    
    Ryu Book 5 - Keeps track of worth of Gifts given (aka Affection)
    
    Ryu Book 6 - Keeps track of Chests, Crates, Eggs, Corpses, and Gott Statues
    opened
    
    Ryu Book 7 - Keeps track of Springs of Myst and Symbols visited
    
    Ryu Book 8 - Keeps track of Puchi Foods picked up and Puchis raised
    
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    |7.0 - Skills|
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     |7.1 - Ability|
      Ap Do
       Speed up a target.
      Ap Corv
       Increase target's attack.
      Ap Vorv
       Increase target's defense.
      Ap Torv
       Increase target's accuracy.
      Dek Vorma
       Decrease target's magic defense.
    
      Ap Ganz
       Increase target and any near-by member's Earth Element.
      Ap Ruem
       Increase target and any near-by member's Water Element.
      Ak Vakz
       Increase target and any near-by member's Fire Element.
      Ap Juka
       Increase target and any near-by member's Wood Element.
      Dek Ganz
       Decrease target and any near-by member's Earth Element.
      Dek Ruem
       Decrease target and any near-by member's Water Element.
      Dek Vakz
       Decrease target and any near-by member's Fire Element.
      Dek Juka
       Decrease target and any near-by member's Wood Element.
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     |7.2 - Healing|
      Repth
       Restore 150 HP.
      La Repth
       Recover target and any near-by member's HP by 150.
      Phal Repth
       Recover target and any near-by member's HP to maximum.
      Rip Maen
       Revive target from a ghost.
      Rip Synk
       Cure curse, sleep, confusion, charm, and decrease in Mag. status
      Rip Teyn
       Cure poison, paralysis, speed down, and decrease in Phys. status
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     |7.3 - Drop|
      Earth
       Lv. 1: Gan Don
      Water
       Lv. 1: Rue Don
      Fire
       Lv. 1: Vak Don
      Wood
       Lv. 1: Juk Don
      Thunder
       Lv. 1: Rai Don
      Darkness
       Lv. 1: Ani Don
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     |7.4 - Converge|
      Earth
       Lv. 1: Gan Kruz
      Water
       Lv. 1: Rue Kruz
      Fire
       Lv. 1: Vak Kruz
      Wood
       Lv. 1: Juk Kruz
      Thunder
       Lv. 1: Rai Kruz
      Darkness
       Lv. 1: Ani Kruz
       Lv. 2: MeAni Kruz
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     |7.5 - Raise|
      Earth
       Lv. 1: Gan Zot
      Water
       Lv. 1: Rue Zot
       Lv. 2: MeRue Zot
      Fire
       Lv. 1: Vak Zot
      Wood
       Lv. 1: Juk Zot
      Thunder
       Lv. 1: Rai Zot
      Darkness
       Lv. 1: Ani Zot
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     |7.6 - Tornado|
      Earth
       Lv. 1: Gan Rom
       Lv. 2: MeGan Rom
      Water
       Lv. 1: Rue Rom
      Fire
       Lv. 1: Vak Rom
       Lv. 2: BiVak Rom
      Wood
       Lv. 1: Juk Rom
      Thunder
       Lv. 1: Rai Rom
       Lv. 2: GiRai Rom
      Darkness
       Lv. 1: Ani Rom
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     |7.7 - Weapon|
      Twin
       Dance - P: S:
        Lv. 1: Staccato
        Lv. 2: Flame Dance - Fire
               Twin Dragons - Fire
               Orchid Dance - Wood
               Gale of Swords - Wood
               Thunder Dance - Thunder
               Dark Dance - Darkness
               Twin Darkness - Darkness
       Spin - P: R: 
        Lv. 1: Tiger Claws
        Lv. 2: Thunder Coil - Thunder
               Blazing Wheel - Fire
        
      Katana
       Quick Draw - P: R:
        Lv. 1: Hayabusa
        Lv. 2: Karin - Fire
       Above & Below the Waist - P: S:
        Lv. 1: Sohgasho
    
      1H Sword
       Jump Strike - P: R:
        Lv. 1: Crack Beat
       Diagonal Slash - P: S: 
        Lv. 1: Cross Slash
        Lv. 2: Rue Slash - Water
               Vak Slash - Fire
               Ani Slash - Darkness
       Spin - P: R:
        Lv. 1: Revolver
    
      2H Sword
       Above & Below the Waist - P: S:
        Lv. 1: Calamity
        Lv. 2: Vak Drive - Fire
       Somersault Strike - P: S:
        Lv. 1: Death Bringer
        Lv. 2: Vak Smash - Fire
               Rai Smash - Thunder
    
      2H Axe
       Spin Strike - P: R:
        Lv. 1: Triple Wield
               Axel Pain
        Lv. 2: Rai Break - Thunder
       Swing - P: R:
        Lv. 1: Brandish
       Parallel Spin - P: R:
        Lv. 2: Gan Tornado - Earth
               Rai Tornado - Thunder
               Ani Tornado - Darkness
    
      2H Spear
       Above & Below the Waist - P: S:
        Lv. 1: Triple Doom
       Spin & Slash - P: R:
        Lv. 1: Repulse Cage
        Lv. 2: Vak Repulse - Fire
               Juk Repulse - Wood
       Sweep Slash - P: R:
        Lv. 1: Double Sweep
    
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     |7.8 - Effect|
      Positive
       Rig Saem
        Harmonize a target. Recover HP with time.
       Rig Gaem
        Bless a target. Recover SP with time.
    
      Negative
       I don't remember the skill name 'cause I'm stupid.
        Curse. SP decrease with time.
       Miu Lei
        Charm. Attack allies.   
    
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     |7.9 - Summon|
      Summon Goblin - M: R:
       Summon a giant goblin! 
    
    
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    |8.0 - Miscellaneous|
    
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     |8.1 - Affection|
    Another section brought to you by Stan60. If I'm not careful, he'll be taking
    over this guide. ^_-
    
    You can raise the affection of a party member by giving them gifts. Their
    affection is measured in Ryu Book 5 and used to unlock omake.
    
    Giving a gift worth 0-99 GP increases affection by 1.
    
    Giving a gift worth 100-4,999 GP increases affection by 10.
    
    Giving a gift worth 5,000-9,999 GP increases affection by 20.
    
    Giving a gift worth 10,000-19,999 GP increases affection by 50.
    
    Giving a gift worth 20,000+ GP increase affection by (100?).
    
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    |9.0 - Credits|
    
    Well, the inspiration comes from, for one, Bandai. Since, you know, they made
    the game.
    
    Also, from all the stupid questions posted on various .hack message boards.
    
    Thanks goes to Rhyste for helping me to figure out what Element is what, since
    it doesn't say in the game. Actually, it does, and I was just a dumbass and
    didn't notice. But, still, she helped.
    
    Stan60 was a great help in the Puchiguso Food Data and Affection section.
    
    Raistlin Majere helped with the translation of what all the Ryu Books record.
    
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    |10.0 - Legal Stuff|
    
    This FAQ is copyright 2003 Josh Miller. It may not be reproduced in whole or in
    part without my permission. If I find it posted somewhere without said
    permission, I will not be happy. I may be liable to take action as well. So if
    you want it somewhere else, email me and ask. It's that simple. Really.
    
    In addition, all of .hack is copyrighted and trademarked by Bandai. Including
    the games, anime, everything. I am not part of Bandai. That is all.
    
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    |11.0 - Contact|
    
    Welp, due to a few certain people being asses and signing me up for God knows
    what, I've removed all contact information. It gets really annoying when 75% of
    the email that I get consists of join confirmations of crap that I didn't sign
    up for, and mail return notifications of mail that I didn't send. If you need
    to contact me, use the board. I'll give no other way.
    
    
    Fin.