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    .hack: Part 1: Infection
    In-Depth FAQ for Book of 1000 (aka Ryu Books)
    For play on PS2
    Written by Michael Maillaro AKA Blackmore
    Version: 0.3
    Last Updated: 3/31/2003
    
    Contact me:
    The best way to contact me is to e-mail me at blackmoreinc@yahoo.com.
    Send me all comments, questions, corrections, strategies, or Grunty Recipes
    and I will make sure to credit you.
    
    This FAQ is going to be a work in progress, and as I pick up on new
    information, it will be frequently updated.  Especially since there are
    still three more volumes of hack scheduled for the rest of 2003.
    
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    UPDATE HISTORY
    3/17/03 Version -1 - Began work.  Just some layout work on the FAQ.
    
    3/18/03 Version 0.1 - General FAQ, information about the Book of 1000,
    Information about bonuses included.
    
    3/24/03 Version 0.2 - Added info about Ryu Books I, II, and VIII and detailed
    a few of the bonuses.
    
    3/25/03 Version 0.21 - Added a few small things, including another FAQ and
    release dates for the later volumes.
    
    3/27/03 Version 0.22 - Added more information on Ryu Book VIII.  Now Ryu
    Book I, II, and VIII are just about complete.  Detailed some of the FAQ and
    added another FAQ, this time about Virus Cores.
    
    3/31/03 Version 0.3 - Finished up bonus section and worked a bit on each Ryu
    book.  Finished the game last night, and have gotten everything except for a
    complete enemies list in Ryu Book IV.  As soon as I can get them entered
    into the files, this FAQ will be done.
    
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    
    Section 1: Introduction
    Section 2: FAQ
         2.1: What is .hack?
         2.2: What is a MMORPG?
         2.3: So this game is online?
         2.4: What's the point of this game?
         2.5: How do I find ___, beat ___, or unlock ___?
         2.6: What is the Book of 1000?
         2.7: How do I get the volumes?
         2.8: What do I get for filling the Book of 1000?
         2.9: Do I have to watch the open book animation every time?
         2.10: What about the Data Drain animation?
         2.11: How do I get the rest of the bonuses?
         2.12: Where can I find Virus Core ___ ?
    Section 3: Ryu Books
         3.1: Ryu Book I
         3.2: Ryu Book II
         3.3: Ryu Book III
         3.4: Ryu Book IV
         3.5: Ryu Book V
         3.6: Ryu Book VI
         3.7: Ryu Book VII
         3.8: Ryu Book VIII
              3.8.1a: Grunty Food List
              3.8.2b: Grunty Types
    Section 4: Bonuses
         4.1: List of Bonuses
         4.2: Conditions for bonuses
              4.2.1: Ryu Book I
              4.2.2: Ryu Book II
              4.2.3: Ryu Book III
              4.2.4: Ryu Book IV
              4.2.5: Ryu Book V
              4.2.6: Ryu Book VI
              4.2.7: Ryu Book VII
              4.2.8: Ryu Book VIII
    Section 5: Law Of The Land
    Section 6: Closing Statements And Special Thanks
    
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    Section 1: INTRODUCTION
    
    Before I start, I wanna give a huge thanks to Josh Bossie (AKA J Boss).
    His .hack Extras FAQ is what inspired me to do this.   In fact, much of
    the initial information came from his guide, and I am just building on it
    and expanding.
    
    I first heard of .hack in a review in GMR magazine.  The game seemed unique,
    and after checking it out on GameFAQ (the best site on the web for games),
    I decided to buy it.  I have been an addict ever since!
    
    One of the things that got my attention is the Book of 1000.  I am one of
    those completist gamers, so it has been fun trying to piece together the
    different elements of each Book.  I have not quite filled in my book yet,
    but this guide will tell you who you trade with, what they will have, what
    viruses and items you can drain from monsters, and numerous other information
    you never wanted or needed to know ;)  Also, I will tell you what keywords will
    help you find each type of Grunty Food.
    
    Right now this guide only covers Vol. 1, but as soon as I get Vol. 2, I will be
    expanding this.
    
    This FAQ really focuses on the Ryu Books, but I also go into details about
    other related subjects, expanding on the information you find in the Ryu
    Books.  Most of this information comes from my own exploring, but when I used
    other sources, I give them credit.
    
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    Section 2: Frequently Asked Questions
    
    2.1: What is .hack?
    
    For our purposes here, .hack (or Hack or Dot Hack) is a four volume RPG
    coming out for the PS2 in the US throughout this year.
    
    The game is actually a MMORPG simulation, where you play as a kid playing
    as a character in an Everquest like game.
    
    This guide is mostly about Vol. 1: Infection, which came out in the US
    on Feb 12, 2003
    
    Future volumes:
    
    Vol. 2: Mutation: May 7, 2003
    Vol. 3: Outbreak: August 6, 2003
    Vol. 4: Quarantine:  November 5, 2003.
    
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    2.2: What is a MMORPG?
    
    MMORPG is just a fancy way of saying Multi-member Online Role Playing Game.
    These are games like Everquest, Ultima Online, or Baldur's Gate where you
    engage in an epic world online with numerous other players.
    
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    2.3: So this game is online?
    
    Actually, no it isn't.  This is a simulation, where the game controls and
    simulates the other players.  But Bandai did a pretty good job here simulating
    personalities for the characters you will team up with and encounter in the game.
    
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    2.4: What's the point of this game?
    
    When .hack Vol. 1 starts, your character, Kite, is invited into the game by his
    friend (a character named Orca).  Orca takes him to a newbie dungeon, where they
    encounter a powerful creature that Data Drains Orca, which puts Orca's player in
    a coma in real life.  Determined to find out what happened to his friend, Kite goes
    back into the game to solve the mystery of "The World."
    
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    2.5: How do I find X, beat X, or unlock X?
    
    This guide is devoted entirely to going into the Book of 1000, so your best bet
    would be to check out another guide or the boards.  Sorry about that!
    
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    2.6: What is the Book of 1000?
    
    Book of 1000, or Ryu Books, appear as Key Items, and they are a log of
    practically everything that happens in the game.  Who you encounter, what
    enemies you fight, how long you've played, among other things.
    
    See Section 3 for more information.
    
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    2.7: How do I get the volumes?
    
    Every ten datadrains will give you one volume of the book.
    
    See Section 3 for more information.
    
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    2.8: What do I get for filling the Book of 1000?
    
    You get bonuses like video clips, new background images, and new desktop
    music.
    
    See Section 4 for more information.
    
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    2.9: Do I have to watch the open book animation every time?
    
    Nope.  Just push O and you can skip it.
    
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    2.10: What about the Data Drain animation?
    
    Again, no.  Go to options, and turn off Data Drain Tutorial.  I don't know why
    it's called Data Drain Tutorial.  I actually prefer it when the animation is on,
    just because it gives you a quick breather during battle.
    
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    2.11: How do I get the rest of the bonuses?  It keeps saying I reached my limit.
    (asked on the . hack boards by OS 12TR)
    
    There are only 43 bonuses on .hack: Volume 1: Infection.  Later volumes of the game
    (which will all be coming out before the end of the year) will have more bonuses
    available to unlock through the Ryu Books.
    
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    2.12: Where can I find Virus Core ___ ?
    
    As Helba explains in her e-mail, you get "A" from datadraining small
    enemies, "B" from datadraining medium enemies, and "C" from datadraining
    large enemies.  All other virus cores (at least in volume 1), can only be
    datadrained from databug bosses.
    
    If you datadrain when you infection level is low, you have a
    much better chance of getting a virus core.
    
    If you aren't sure which enemies contain which Virus Cores, you can check
    your Ryu Book (or eventually, when I get Book IV finished, this FAQ).
    
    
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    Section 3. BOOK OF 1000 - OVERVIEW
    
    The Book of 1000 consists of eight volumes (called Ryu Books I-VIII) which go
    into depth about everything you could possibly want to know about your save file.
    It will tell you what characters you've encountered, what enemies you've killed
    (and how many of each), how many hours you've played, etc.  The books are pretty
    indepth, and I felt a FAQ which focused just on these books could be pretty useful.
    
    How do you get these eight volumes?
    
    Every ten times you use Data Drain (total, not in a row), you get another volume
    from your bracelet.
    
    So:
    
    10 Data Drains gives you Ryu Book I
    20 Data Drains gives you Ryu Book II
    30 Data Drains gives you Ryu Book III
    40 Data Drains gives you Ryu Book IV
    50 Data Drains gives you Ryu Book V
    60 Data Drains gives you Ryu Book VI
    70 Data Drains gives you Ryu Book VII
    80 Data Drains gives you Ryu Book VIII
    
    Everytime you Data Drain, you run the risk of getting serious side effects
    (like poisoning, confusion, or loss of skills).  When you Data Drain, you
    will watch your infection status turn from green to red.  When you are in red,
    if you Data Drain, you can even get an instant Game Over.
    
    You can lower your Infection Status by killing monsters without Data Draining them.
    
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    3.1: Ryu Book I
    
    Book description: Chronicles the total number of areas and total play time.
    
    Contents:
     - Number of areas visited by activating the Chaos Gate:
     - Current Play Time : Hours: Minutes: seconds
    
    There are 8 bonuses available from Ryu Book I
    
    1. 10 areas visited
    2. 20 areas visited
    3. 30 areas visited
    4. 40 areas visited
    5. 50 areas visited
    6. 5:00:00 of gameplay
    7. 10:00:00 of gameplay
    8. 15:00:00 of gameplay
    
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    3.2: Ryu Book II
    
    Book description: Chronicles the total number of magic portals in the fields
    and dungeons.
    
    Contents:
     - Number of magic portals opened on the field and dungeon.
     - Number of fields cleared of all magic portals.
     - Number of dungeons cleared of all magic portals.
    
    There are 10 bonuses available from Ryu Book II
    
    1. 50 portals open
    2. 100 portals open
    3. 150 portals open
    4. 200 portals open
    5. 300 portals open
    6. 400 portals open
    7. 5 all field portals open
    8. 10 all field portals open
    9. 10 all dungeon portals open
    10. 15 all dungeon portals open
    
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    3.3: Ryu Book III
    
    Book description: Chronicles the names of players you have met.
    
    Contents: COMING SOON!
    
    There are 3 bonuses available from Ryu Book III
    
    1. 20 names registered
    2. 5 trades made
    3. 10 trades made
    
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    3.4: Ryu Book IV
    
    Book description: Chronicles the names of monsters you have fought.
    
    Contents: COMING SOON!
    
    There are 2 bonuses available from Ryu Book IV
    
    1. 50 Monsters encountered
    2. 80 Monsters encountered
    
    More coming soon
    
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    3.5: Ryu Book V
    
    Book description: Chronicles about your friends.
    
    Contents: COMING SOON!
    
    There are 2 bonuses available from Ryu Book V
    
    1. 20,000 GP in gifts given
    2. 50,000 GP in gifts given
    
    More coming soon
    
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    3.6: Ryu Book VI
    
    Book description: Chronicles about Gott statues, treasures, boxes, casks,
    jars, and bones
    
    Contents: COMING SOON!
    
    There are 8 bonuses available from Ryu Book VI
    
    1. 50 treasure chests opened
    2. 150 treasure chests opened
    3. 300 treasure chests opened
    4. 50 boxes, crates, bones, jars, etc. destroyed
    5. 100 boxes, crates, bones, jars, etc. destroyed
    6. 200 boxes, crates, bones, jars, etc. destroyed
    7. 5 Gott Statue chests opened
    8. 15 Gott Statue chests opened
    
    More coming soon
    
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    3.7: Ryu Book VII
    
    Book description: Chronicles about the Spring of Myst and symbols.
    
    Contents: COMING SOON!
    
    There are 8 bonuses available from Ryu Book VII
    
    1. 5 visits to Monsieur
    2. 10 visits to Monsieur
    3. 5 visits to Grandpa
    4. 10 visits to Grandpa
    5. 5 symbols activated
    6. 10 symbols activated
    7. 20 symbols activated
    8. 30 symbols activated
    
    More coming soon
    
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    3.8: Ryu Book VIII
    
    Book description: Chronicles about Grunties and food for Grunties.
    
    Contents:
    
    - Grunty List
    
    Name                            Number Raised
    Noble Grunty
    Iron Grunty
    Poison Grunty
    ?
    ?
    ?
    ?
    ?
    ?
    
    - Grunty Food List
    
    List of Grunty Food:
    
    Name                            Number Collected
    Golden Egg
    Grunt Mint
    Twilight Onion
    Snaky Cactus
    Oh No Melon
    Cordyceps
    White Cherry
    Root Vegetable
    La Pumpkin
    Mushroom
    Mandragora
    Piney Apple
    Immature Egg
    Bear Cat Egg
    Invisible Egg
    Bloody Egg
    
    There are 2 bonuses available from Ryu Book VIII
    
    1. 50 Grunty foods are collected
    2. All Grunty food varieties collected
    
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    3.8.1: Some things about Grunties
    
    
    3.8.1a: Grunty Food
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    Type of Grunty Food:                Where you can find it (this isn't
                                         actually in the Ryu book, just a
                                         little extra help from the
                                         strategy guide)
    
    Golden Egg				      In all types of dungeons
    Grunt Mints                         Keyword Part C: Great Seal
    Twlight Onion                       Keyword Part B: Gluttonous
    Snaky Cactus                        Keyword Part C: Fiery Sands
    Oh No Melon                         Keyword Part B: Destroyer's
    Cordeyceps                          Keyword Part B: Someone's
    White Cherry                        Keyword Part C: White Devil
    Root Vegetable                      Keyword Part C: Fort Walls
    La Pumpkin                          Keyword Part C: Paradise
    Mushroom                            Keyword Part C: Hypha
    Mandragora                          Keyword Part C: Aqua Field
    Piney Apple                         Keyword Part B: Solitary
    Immature Egg                        ?
    Bear Cat Egg                        ?
    Invisible Egg                       ?
    Bloody Egg                          ?
    
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    How does each type of food effect your baby grunty?
    
    (this is taken from the Brady Games Strategy Guide BTW).
    
    Key: S=Size, BO=Body Odor, R=Rebel, BR=Brutality, IN=Intelligence, PUR=Purity
    
    Name             S   BO   R   BR   IN   PUR
    Bear Cat Egg:   +2   -1   -3  +1   +2   +3
    Bloody Egg:     +2   +1   +3   0   -3   -1
    Cordyceps:      +1   +2   +2   0   +2   +4
    Golden Egg:     +2    0    0   0    0    0
    Grunt Mints:    +1    0   +4  -4   -2   -1
    Immature Egg:   +2   -3   -1  +3   +2   +1
    Invisible Egg:  +2   +3   +1   0   -1   -3
    La Pumpkin:     ?
    Mandragora:     +1   +5    0  +4   -4   -4
    Mushroom:       +1   -4   -3  0    -3   -3
    Oh No Melon:    +1   +3   +1  -1   +1    0
    Piney Apple:    ?
    Root Vegetable: +1   -2   -1  +2    0    +3
    Snaky Cactus:   +1   +1   +5  -2   -1    +2
    Twilight Onion: ?
    White Cherry:   +1   -1    0   +1  +3    +5
    
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    3.8.1b: Grunty Types
    
    Again, this is not from the Ryu Books, but from the Brady Games guide.  Getting
    the Grunty you want has to do with the stats you give it as you make it grow.
    The best way to do this is set the stats you want, then "lock" them in by
    feeding Golden Eggs to your Grunty.   As you can see from the above chart,
    Golden Eggs grow your Grunty without changing their stats.
    
    Your Grunty's stats need to fall in these ranges:
    
    			Iron Grunty               Poison Grunty
      Size                  30                    30
      Body Odor             3-17                 0-20
      Rebel                 -2-12	               -5-15
      Brutality             13-27	               10-30
      Intelligence          8-22                 5-25
      Purity                -2-12                -5-15
    
    While this might seem confusing as these stats overlap, DubbleYoo on GameFAQs
    pointed out:
    
    "I noticed that the set of stats that fit the Iron Grunty are a
    subset of the stats that lead to a Poison Grunty. So, I'd guess that
    any Grunty whose stats fit the Iron Grunty profile becomes an Iron
    Grunty, and one whose stats fit the Poison Grunty profile, but fall
    outside the Iron Grunty profile, would become a Poison Grunty."
    
    Any Grunty not falling in these range is a Noble Grunty (with an annoying
    French accent).
    
    I've seen these formulas on message board (not sure who came up with them
    orginally to give them credit), and tested them both:
    
    Iron Grunty: 4 Piney Apples, 3 Snaky Cactuses, 12 Golden Eggs
    
    Poison Grunty: 4 Piney Apples, 3 Snakey Cactus, 1 Invisible Egg, 11 Golden Eggs
    
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    Section 4. BONUSES
    
    So what do you get for filling up the Book of 1000?  When you meet certain
    conditions in each book, you can unlock 13 new background clips to use on your
    desktop (Image 01, which is a shot of Kite is my favorite), 12 music clips, and
    18 videos (which you can only watch after you beat the last boss, but don't get
    too excited, they are only the videos you see during the course of the game).
    
    To get these bonuses, just select the Ryu Books under Key Items.
    
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    4.1: List of Bonuses:
    
    I have still not beaten the game, but when I do, I will report back what
    each video clip contains.
    
    By the way, my favorite combo is Image 1 and BGM 02.  It's just fun to see
    Kite's very own background, and the dungeon music is just awesome. Just a
    interesting note, Movie 17 is slightly different than it looks in the game.
    Instead of seeing a character get datadrained on Skeith's "Q", he just
    datadrains an empty "Q".
    
    You unlock the bonuses in this order, regardless of the order you get
    each goal in the books:
    
    BGM 01   - Field / Grassland Noon
    Movie 01 - Opening / Epitaph Of Twilight
    Image 01 - Yoshiyuki Samamoto / Kite Color
    BGM 02   - Dungeon / Stone Wall
    Movie 02 - In The Dungeon / Girl Chased
    Image 02 - Yoshiyuki Samamoto / Kite Rough 1
    BGM 03   - /\ Server / Mac Anu
    Movie 03 - Girl's Return / Book Entrusted
    Image 03 - Yoshiyuki Samamoto / Kite Rough 2
    BGM 04   - Field / Snow Field Noon
    Movie 04 - Enemy's Return / Death of Orca
    Image 04 - Yoshiyuki Samamoto / Orca Color
    BGM 05   - Field / Forest Noon
    Movie 05 - Friend of Foe / Woman in White
    Image 05 - Yoshiyuki Samamoto / Orca Rough 1
    BGM 06   - Piros' Theme
    Movie 06 - First Comrade / BlackRose
    Image 06 - Yoshiyuki Samamoto / Orca Rough 2
    BGM 07   - Field / Wasteland Noon
    Movie 07 - In The Sanctum / Gobln
    Image 07 - Yoshiyuki Samamoto / Black Rose Color
    BGM 08   - Sanction / Girl's Statue
    Movie 08 - White Knight / Data Bug
    Image 08 - Yoshiyuki Samamoto / Black Rose Rough 1
    BGM 09   - Dungeon / Castle
    Movie 09 - Power Given / Data Drain
    Image 09 - Yoshiyuki Samamoto / Black Rose and Kite 1
    BGM 10   - Field / Forest Variation
    Movie 10 - In The Sanctum / Rage
    Image 10 - Yoshiyuki Samamoto / Black Rose and Kite 2
    BGM 11   - Eight Phases / Phase 1 Skeith
    Movie 11 - White Knight And Mysterious Woman
    Image 11 - Liminality / Color Illustration 1
    BGM 12   - Bonus Track / Mr. Panta
    Movie 12 - In Mac Anu / Mia And Elk
    Image 12 - Sign / Color Illustration 1
    Movie 13 - Balmung and Virus Code
    Image 13 - Sign / Color Illustration 2
    Movie 14 - The Girl And Unknown Enemy
    Movie 15 - Phase 1 Skeith / Arrival
    Movie 16 - Phase 1 Skeith / Epitaph In Stone
    Movie 17 - Phase 1 Skeith / Data Drain!
    Movie 18 - Unknown Monster / Birth of Cubia
    
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    4.2: Conditions for getting bonuses
    
    4.2.1 Ryu Book I
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    8 bonuses:
    
    1. 10 areas visited
    2. 20 areas visited
    3. 30 areas visited
    4. 40 areas visited
    5. 50 areas visited
    6. 5:00:00 of gameplay
    7. 10:00:00 of gameplay
    8. 15:00:00 of gameplay
    
    4.2.2 Ryu Book II
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    10 bonuses
    
    1. 50 portals open
    2. 100 portals open
    3. 150 portals open
    4. 200 portals open
    5. 300 portals open
    6. 400 portals open
    7. 5 all field portals open
    8. 10 all field portals open
    9. 10 all dungeon portals open
    10. 15 all dungeon portals open
    
    4.2.3 Ryu Book III
    ------------
    3 bonuses
    
    1. 20 names registered
    2. 5 trades made
    3. 10 trades made
    
    4.2.4 Ryu Book IV
    -----------
    2 bonuses
    
    1. 50 Monsters encountered
    2. 80 Monsters encountered
    
    4.2.5 Ryu Book V
    ----------
    2 bonuses
    
    1. 20,000 GP in gifts given
    2. 50,000 GP in gifts given
    
    4.2.6 Ryu Book VI
    -----------
    8 bonuses
    
    1. 50 treasure chests opened
    2. 150 treasure chests opened
    3. 300 treasure chests opened
    4. 50 boxes, crates, bones, jars, etc. destroyed
    5. 100 boxes, crates, bones, jars, etc. destroyed
    6. 200 boxes, crates, bones, jars, etc. destroyed
    7. 5 Gott Statue chests opened
    8. 15 Gott Statue chests opened
    
    4.2.7 Ryu Book VII
    ------------
    8 bonuses
    
    1. 5 visits to Monsieur
    2. 10 visits to Monsieur
    3. 5 visits to Grandpa
    4. 10 visits to Grandpa
    5. 5 symbols activated
    6. 10 symbols activated
    7. 20 symbols activated
    8. 30 symbols activated
    
    4.2.8 Ryu Book VIII
    -------------
    2 bonuses
    
    1. 50 Grunty foods are collected
    2. All Grunty food varieties collected
    
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    Section 5. LAW OF THE LAND
    
    This FAQ is copyright 2003 to Michael Maillaro, AKA Blackmore.
    
    Any use of this FAQ for commercial purposes in any way, shape, or form
    without the consent of the author is strictly prohibited.  This can be used
    for personal use and freely distributed, as long as there is no profit being
    made off the FAQ without my approval.
    
    
    If you see this FAQ on any site other than www.gamefaqs.com, let me know, as it
    is probably being used without my permission!
    
    Any failure to comply with said premises can result in legal actions.
    
    In other words, STOP TRYING TO STEAL MY STUFF!
    
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    6: CLOSING STATEMENTS AND SPECIAL THANKS
    
    
    Well that just about wraps up this FAQ.  As I said earlier, send
    all your questions, comments, etc. to Blackmoreinc@yahoo.com.
    
    And if you see me on the GameFAQ boards (Blackmore), just drop me a
    line.  I usually hang around the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Kingdom
    Hearts, and of course, .hack Infection boards, though I am all around.
    
    This guide would never have gotten done without:
    
    My parents: For supporting my video game habits for all those years before
    I got a real job, and for always at least pretending to have an interest
    in my games.
    
    My sister: For being my fellow video game junky!
    
    Gina Altbuch: For the seven most wonderful years in my life.  I love you,
    Imzadi, and can't wait to get our kids addicted to video game and COOOMMMIIICCSS!!
    
    Josh Bossie: Thanks for letting me use your guide as a starting point for my own.
    
    Jeff "CJayC" Veasey: For GameFAQs!  My favorite video game site on the
    web!
    
    Bandai: For creating this amazingly engrossing game!
    
    Brady Games: Their strategy guide helped me fill out the Grunty section!
    Thanks guys!
    
    OS 12TR on GameFAQs for reminding me to mention the later volumes of the game.
    
    DubbleYoo on GameFAQs for explaining the difference in the Iron and Poison
    Grunty stats.
    
    This just about wraps up this FAQ.  I will be expanding this FAQ and continue
    writing reviews for Game FAQs.  Who knows, maybe I'll find time to start another FAQ.
    
    (c) Mike Maillaro 2003