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    By: Josh Bossie [jboss@noahsmaze.com]
    Version: 1.35 [06-26-03]
    Created: 02-18-03
    
    Table of Contents
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    Intro
    1. Revisions
    2. Contributions
    3. F.A.Q.s
    
    
    Extras
    1. Optional characters
    2. Book of 1000
    3. Spring of Myst
    4. The Grunty Farm
    5. Goblins
    6. Aerial Fleet
    7. Zeit Statue
    8. Parody Mode (Japanese only)
    9. .hack//LIMINALITY Vol. 1: In the Case of Mai Minase
    
    Outro
    -Legal stuff
    -Thanks
    
    
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    1. Revisions
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    v1.35 06-26-03: Added another Parasite Dragon strategy!
    v1.30 05-09-03: Mostly error corrections and typos...
    v1.27 03-18-03: Another miniscule change made...
    v1.25 03-16-03: Super small typo fixed... ;)
    v1.20 03-08-03: Added Zeit Statue section. Updated Grunty, Spring of Myst,
                    Goblin, and contributions. Moved contributions to the top.
    v1.10 03-08-03: Added what's needed to raise particular Grunties. Added a
                    LIMINALITY keywords section.
    v1.00 03-07-03: Finished Grunty section. Tweaked other sections.
    v0.90 03-06-03: Majorly updated format. Added brief goblin descriptions. Began
                    working on the Grunty section. Minor updates all around.		
    v0.75 02-28-03: Updated nearly ever section
    v0.40 02-18-03: Created guide :p
    
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    2. Contributions
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    Any F.A.Q. and guide is useless without contributions. I really like it when
    people actually spare time out of their lives and help me out with this guide.
    So, If you would like to make a contribution to this guide, or a correction
    because I screwed up along the way, e-mail me at jboss@noahsmaze.com and let
    me know what you would like to help with.
    
    Currently looking for:
    -Info on Parody Mode
    -Rare Items: Lists and Locations
    -More info on Spring of Myst
    
    Just remember- don't steal from other people and submit as your own. There's
    nothing worse than getting flamed by someone saying that they came up with 
    what was submitted to me by someone else.
    
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    3. F.A.Q.s
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    -What is .hack?
    
    This is a tough question. I guess the best way to look at it is that .hack is
    the story of the events surrounding an online game known as "The World". It is
    comprised of the novel .hack//AI BUSTER, the anime series .hack//SIGN, the
    .hack video game series (.hack//INFECTION, .hack//MUTATION, .hack//OUTBREAK,
    and .hack//QUARANTINE), the included series of anime OVAs .hack//LIMINALITY,
    and the manga/anime series .hack//DUSK (a.k.a. .hack//LEGEND OF THE TWILIGHT
    BRACELET). By experiencing these mediums of entertainment, you begin to unravel
    the mysteries of The World!
    
    -What is .hack//INFECTION?
    
    .hack//INFECTION is the first in a series of four games that take place during
    a period of time known as the awakening of Aura. Gameplay is maintained in 
    both the online game known as The World and in "real life" via e-mail, news, 
    and message boards. An overall unique experience!
    
    -Why do I care about these extras?
    
    .hack//INFECTION generally takes 15-20 hours to play through, which is somewhat
    short for an RPG nowadays. These extras help expand your playing experience by
    giving you more to work for and making it an overall more fun game!
    
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    1. Optional Characters
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    -Natsume
    At one point in the game, a topic will appear on the message board titled 
    "Weapon Information" written by... Natsume! She will ask where to get Spiral's 
    Edge, a rare twin blade. A player will respond by telling her to go to 
    Delta: Raging Passionate Melody. So, do what a real 14 year old online gaming 
    loser would do and go to that dungeon. Inside you'll find Natsume, seemingly 
    unable to get the blades herself. So guess what? It's your turn! Fight your 
    way down there and get the blades from the Gott Statue. You will automatically
    return to the entrance where you will be given the choice to keep the blades 
    or give them to Natsume... So be a gentleman and give them to her... She then 
    offers you her "services" in a bizarre choice of words... but now she can 
    join your party!
    
    -Sanjuro
    Eventually there will be a post under the "Weapon Information" topic written 
    by Sanjuro, looking for a katana. A generous tells him where he can find one.
    So go to Delta: Hideous Destroyer's Far Thunder. You'll meet Sanjuro at the 
    entrance. According to him itís "not in there". So, of course, you must go in 
    the dungeon and find it. You'll be brought back to the entrance where you'll 
    be given the choice to keep it or give it to him (seem familiar?). So give it 
    to him and he'll be willing to join your party when necessary...
    
    -Gardenia
    You'll see a bizarre post on the board about a Miss Gardenia Fan Club. Go to 
    their meeting place, Theta: Soft Solitary TriPansy. When you enter the dungeon,
    you'll find the club members scared to go in. They ask you to take her a 
    letter from them. So, do the righteous thing and track her down. Just follow 
    her to the bottom and eventually she'll take the letter under the conditions 
    that you call her Gardenia and not Miss Gardenia, and that you'll join HER 
    party when needed... of course thatís backwards, but now you can use Gardenia!
    
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    2. Book of 1000
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    Every ten times Kite uses his Data Drain ability, his bracelet gives him a 
    volume of the Book of 1000, a Ryu Book. These unlock desktop wallpaper, 
    background music, and movies that can be viewed after the gameís completion. 
    Below is a list of what you must accomplish to unlock extras from each the 
    eight books.
    
    Ryu Book I
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    Keeps track of: 
    -Number of areas visited
    -Total gameplay time
     
    Unlocks extras when:
    10 areas visited
    20 areas visited
    30 areas visited
    40 areas visited
    50 areas visited
    5:00:00 of gameplay
    10:00:00 of gameplay
    15:00:00 of gameplay
     
    Ryu Book II
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    Keeps track of:
    -Number of portals open
    -Number of all portals open in fields
    -Number of all portals open in dungeons
     
    Unlocks extras when:
    50 portals open
    100 portals open
    150 portals open
    200 portals open
    300 portals open
    400 portals open
    5 all field portals open
    10 all field portals open
    10 all dungeon portals open
    15 all dungeon portals open
     
    Ryu Book III
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    Keeps track of:
    -People met (names registered, tells you inventory and online status)
    -Number of trades made
     
    Unlocks extras when:
    20 names registered
    5 trades made
    10 trades made
     
    Ryu Book IV
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    Keeps track of:
    -Monsters encountered (Exact stats, Data Drain info)
     
    Unlocks extras when:
    50 Monsters encountered
    80 Monsters encountered
     
    Ryu Book V
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    Keeps track of:
    -Total worth of all gifts given in GP, as well as affection levels.
     
    Unlocks extras when:
    20,000 GP in gifts given
    50,000 GP in gifts given
     
    Ryu Book VI
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    Keeps track of:
    -Number of treasure chests opened
    -Number of boxes, crates, bones, jars, etc. destroyed
    -Number of Gott Statue chests opened
     
    Unlocks extras when:
    50 treasure chests opened
    150 treasure chests opened
    300 treasure chests opened
    50 boxes, crates, bones, jars, etc. destroyed
    100 boxes, crates, bones, jars, etc. destroyed
    200 boxes, crates, bones, jars, etc. destroyed
    5 Gott Statue chests opened
    15 Gott Statue chests opened
     
    Ryu Book VII
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    Keeps track of:
    -Number of visits to Monsieur at Spring of Myst
    -Number of visits to Grandpa at Spring of Myst
    -Number of symbols activated
     
    Unlocks extras when:
    5 symbols activated
    10 symbols activated
    20 symbols activated
    30 symbols activated
    5 visits to Monsieur
    10 visits to Monsieur
    5 visits to Grandpa
    10 visits to Grandpa
     
    Ryu Book VIII
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    Keeps track of:
    -Grunty food collected
    -Grunties raised
     
    Unlocks extras when:
    50 Grunty foods are collected
    All Grunty food varieties collected
     
     
    Also I would like to make clear that the things that are unlocked are done 
    so sequentially, meaning that what you unlock is in an order, no matter what 
    book gives you the item. Items are unlocked in the following order:
     
    BGM 01
    Movie 01
    Image 01
    BGM 02
    Movie 02
    Image 02
    BGM 03
    Movie 03
    Image 03
    BGM 04
    Movie 04
    Image 04
    BGM 05
    Movie 05
    Image 05
    BGM 06
    Movie 06
    Image 06
    BGM 07
    Movie 07
    Image 07
    BGM 08
    Movie 08
    Image 08
    BGM 09
    Movie 09
    Image 09
    BGM 10
    Movie 10
    Image 10
    BGM 11
    Movie 11
    Image 11
    BGM 12
    Movie 12
    Image 12
    Movie 13
    Image 13
    Movie 14
    Movie 15
    Movie 16
    Movie 17
    Movie 18
    
    *Thanks to Neo987 for suggesting expanded data for Ryu Books.
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    3. Spring of Myst
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    On many fields during the course of the game you will find a blue splotch on
    the map where the Spring of Myst is located. When you approach the spring you
    will be given the option to throw in a weapon or a piece of armor. When this
    is done, the spirit that inhabits the spring will emerge and ask if you dropped
    a Silver Axe or a Golden Axe. You could take his offer... however if you choose
    neither, he will get confused and say "Maybe this is it..." He will now return 
    your item with either an upgrade or downgrade, depending on your fieldís 
    weather, time of day, and other factors... I'll examine this more later.
    
    On a level 24 or below field, you will be greeted by a blue spirit named 
    Monsieur. He is able to upgrade (or downgrade) lower level items.
    
    On a level 25 or above field, you will encounter Grandpa, a more powerful 
    spirit who is able to alter higher level items than Monsieur is.
    
    If you give either spirit an item that is too high of a level for them to 
    change, they will tell you that they can't deal with an item this powerful 
    and give it back to you along with a Golden Axe and a Silver Axe.
    
    After whatever outcome occurs, the spirit will bid you farewell and fly away...
    
    Weather effects on Spring of Myst [by Neo987]
    
    Weather                      Weapon             Armor
    -------                     --------           -------
    Day                            +2                -1
    Sunset                         +1                +1
    Night                          +1                +1
    Sunset                         +1                +1
    Cloudy                         +2                -1
    Rain/Snow/Thunder              -1                +2
    
    *Thanks to Neo987 for the weather effects on the Spring!
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    4. The Grunty (Puchiguso) Farm
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    Once you've made your way to the Theta server, you will be able to raise 
    Grunties (Puchiguso in Japanese). Grunties can only be described as...well...
    Grunties...
    
    When you want to raise a Grunty, go to the bottom of the map in the Theta
    server root town, and talk to the man at the Grunty Farm. He will describe
    how to raise a Grunty, which is actually very simple. Use the various foods
    that you've found on fields and in dungeons (the first time I heard that blood
    curdling "BLOODY EGG!" comes to mind) to feed the baby Grunty. Depending on 
    what foods you feed it, the Grunty can have various forms when it grows up
    (when its size reaches "30").
    
    When you raise your first Grunty, he will give you an item called the "Grunty
    Flute". The Grunty Flute allows you to summon your Grunty on a field and ride
    it around, safe from combat. Uberfun!
    
    Noble Grunty
    ------------
    "Oh! Thank you, mon ami!"
    
    Eww! This thing is just creepy. I cried for about an hour after getting this
    scary, French speaking... thing!
    
    -Easy way to get it:
    
    Feed the Baby Grunty 15 Golden Eggs, mon ami!
    
    Iron Grunty
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    "Clang!"
    
    Ahh! The Iron Grunty. This Grunty is awesome because he's decked out in armor
    and talks all tough... 
    
    -Easy way to get it:
    
    Feed the Baby Grunty 4 Piney Apples, 3 Snakey Cactus, and as many Golden Eggs
    as you need to make it grow up, Clang!
    
    Poison Grunty
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    "Ribbit!"
    
    Hmmm... This thing is... colorful... that's about it other than its tendancy
    to say "Ribbit!"
    
    -Easy way to get it:
    
    Feed the Baby Grunty 4 Piney Apples, 3 Snakey Cactus, 1 Immature Egg, and
    as many Golden Eggs as you need to make it grow up, Ribbit!
    
    That's just a basic rundown. As you raise Grunties, they will appear in town
    and you will be able to trade items with them. In the next volumes of this 
    game, you will even be able to race Grunties! Cool!
    
    *Thanks to ArchRival for the easy formulas for raising them!
    *Thanks to Joey K. for pointing out my mistake about the Grunty Flute.
    *Thanks to Adam Vetten for pointing out an error in the Grunty Formulas.
    
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    5. Goblins
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    NAME- Stehoney
    LOCATION- Delta: Detestable Golden Sunny Demon
    LEVEL- 5
    HP- 190
    SP- 55
    
    Early in the game, a message titled "Let's Play Tag" appears on the message
    board. It's a challenge from a disruptive, dispicable, and soon to be 
    disemboweled goblin named Stehoney. He wants you (by yourself) to go to 
    Delta: Detestable Golden Sunny Demon. When you get there, you will meet with 
    him and he'll try to run away from you. Of course you should chase him down 
    and kill him. He runs in a circle so you could just cut him off, or if you 
    have too much trouble, just use a speed charm. You shouldn't have any trouble 
    with this.
    
    NAME- Johue
    LOCTAION- Delta: Detestable Golden Messenger
    LEVEL- 10
    HP- 330
    SP- 105
    
    A short time later, a reply to the first message appears on the board. So, go
    to Delta: Detestable Golden Messenger and fight it out with Johue. Just follow
    the first strategy until this pest falls...
    
    NAME- Zyan
    LOCATION- Delta: Detestable Golden Scent
    LEVEL- 15
    HP- 470
    SP- 155
    
    After that, a goblin named Zyan challenges you. Just follow the old drill and
    go to Delta: Detestable Golden Scent and fight it out with him! Yes, use the
    same strategy as before.
    
    NAME- Albert 
    LOCATION- Delta: Detestable Golden New Truth
    LEVEL- 25
    HP- 750
    SP- 255
    
    Yup, another goblin! By now you know the drill. Just go to 
    Delta: Detestable Golden New truth, use a speed charm, and womp Albert.
    
    NAME- Martina
    LOCATION- Delta: Detestable Golden Gate
    LEVEL- 30
    HP- 890
    SP- 305
    Skills- Rig Saem, Dek Do
    
    This is where it gets interesting... Martina posts on the message board, after
    you complete the game, frightened because you've taken down the other goblins.
    However, she still wants you to go fight her, so go to 
    Delta: Detestable Golden Gate, but not before restocking on mage's souls.
    When you arrive, you'll be greeted by the scared gob. She will then use a 
    regeneration spell and take off. Use a speed charm and ready your skills. Just
    deliver an onslaught of skills, and don't give her time to heal. It may take
    awhile, but you can defeat her! I have faith in you!
    
    -Another Strategy [by Adam Vetten]
    If you dont cast a speed charm and just run after her, she wont cast the regen
    spell. Just try to intercept her and try to have Bom-Ba-Ye's on you because
    with those you have Staccato (or however it is spelled) which costs 15 and
    hits around 20-30 times so you can keep on hitting her so you can just use
    that skill whenever you get the chance. Just have some mage's souls on you
    to get your sp back when you need it.
    
    -Another Strategy [by Michael Bennet]
    I know an easy way to defeat Martina.
    First you need the following.
    1.  A Twin Blade with staccato
    2.  5 Mage Souls
    3.  2-3 Speed Charms
     
    When you enter the field immediately use a speed charm.  Then RUN AWAY from
    Martina.  This is because when the Battle Mode goes off, Martina STOPS.  The
    hard part is right when Battle Mode goes off, you have to run back to Martina
    and attack her.  Use staccato (might need accuracy up) to attack to kill her
    when she even has the healing going.  Just repeat this pattern.
    
    After defeating all goblins, you can equip all the goblin gear you have 
    recieved and you will gain the skill "Summon Goblin" that does around
    1500-2000 damage.
    
    *Thanks to Neo987 for Gob stats!
    *Thanks to Adam Vetten for that strategy!
    *Thanks to Michael Bennet for the other strategy!
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    6. Aerial Fleet
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    After completion of the game, you will receive an e-mail from Roy@Bandai 
    telling you about a ship thatís been floating around on the Delta server. 
    He gives you the keywords (Delta: Hideous Someoneís Giant) and tells you that 
    you should check it out.
    
    So be a man and go for it!
    
    The outside of this level 30 dungeon is a lot different than the normal outer 
    dungeon areas. Basically, youíre outside on a structure in the sky. But when 
    you go in youíll be greeted by a familiar interior. Make your way to the 
    bottom and you will find...
    
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    PARASITE DRAGON
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    HP: 9999
    
    This guy can be a jerk, but your best bet is to buy 99 potions and bring along 
    a pair of tough party members (probably Sanjuro and BlackRose). Simply tear 
    into this guy with the intention of taking him down. Command your party to do 
    "Skills!" while you heal them each time they are damaged. Try to stand back 
    and let them do the fighting while you heal. When he has been Protect Broken, 
    data drain him to receive the rare twin blades "Hyakkidouran".
    
    -Another Strategy [by Adam Vetten]
    
    Bring Mistril (i know but just listen to me) have her equipped with Scarrab
    Earrings so she can ressurect your party members with using the skill; plus
    it has La Repth. Then, just have you and a strong member (i usually choose 
    BlackRose) one on one side of the dragon and the other on the other side of 
    him so you are attacking from 2 sides. So if one of you die Mistril will 
    ressurect you and you wont have anything to worry about from that.  And that is
    how i beat him.
    
    -Another Strategy [by Dsavid]
    
    Hey, I have a fun way to kill the Parisite Dragon!  Give a wavemaster a 
    starstorm wand, and all the goblin equipment(when you have the imp pin).
    Then use a beast bain on the Dragon and you can then procied to let your 
    wavemaster beat his head in with 3 summons, fast and ezey!
    
    Congrats! You showed him :)
    
    *Thanks to the noted authors for their strategies!
    
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    7. The Zeit Statue
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    Early in the game, a message appears challenging you to beat the record in
    a race to the bottom of any dungeon who's field keyword begins in Chronicling.
    The least time record is held by Balmung (of course) with 2:11. So, of course
    it's time to show the Descendent of Fianna a lesson and beat his record. I 
    personally used Delta: Chronicling Pagan Sunny Demon. This is a very low level
    dungeon, with few necessary battles. Use a Speed Charm and some Fairy Orbs to
    make your way to the bottom of the dungeon. If you beat the first place score,
    you'll get the whole set of Time Armor. If you make any other place, you'll
    get certain pieces. Also, if you don't even place, you'll get a fantastic... Speed
    Charm! YAY!
    
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    8. Parody mode (Japanese only)
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    In the Japanese version oh .hack//INFECTION, upon completion of the game, 
    you are able to play through in "Parody Mode" in which the text and voices 
    are changed, making a very comical experience. We in America were shorted 
    this because we were given the Japanese voiceover track in addition to our 
    English audio track, causing there to be no more room for parody mode :( 
    
    I'll update this when I get more info...
    
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    9. .hack//LIMINALITY Vol. 1: In the Case of Mai Minase
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    Included with this fantastic game is an anime OVA (Original Video Animation)
    titled .hack//LIMINALITY Vol. 1: In the Case of Mai Minase. This is not just
    some stupid thing that the creaters threw together to get people to buy this
    game. Once you've watched this DVD, you will realize that this IS a
    true masterpiece.
    
    But, keeping in the spirit of this guide, there are extras to be found within
    this DVD.
    
    When you turn the subtitles on, you will find keywords displayed on the screen
    at various times. This has almost become common knowlege to people who own 
    .hack//INFECTION, but after recieving an email from Xio
    [holykwyjibo@comcast.net], I decided to include them in my guide. Here is a
    rundown of the four keywords hidden in the DVD:
    
    Voluptious Her Remnant
    Hideous Organ Market Scaffold
    Dog Dancing Passionate Tri Pansy
    Chosen Hopeless Nothingness
    
    Actually, Chosen Hopeless Nothingness is just the last dungeon of the game,
    and appears in the DVD as flashing text when it is said in the movie. The
    other keywords, however, are home to various rare and powerful items.
    
    -Delta: Voluptious Her Remnant
    
    Home to Kagayuzen and Rusty Nails
    
    -Delta: Hideous Organ Market Scaffold
    
    Here you can pick up the Ice Bar.
    
    -Theta: Dog Dancing Passionate Tri Pansy
    
    The Ceramic Helm and Soul Blades can be found here.
    
    -Theta: Chosen Hopeless Nothingness
    
    Skieth's lair... ACK!
    
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    -Legal stuff
    
    Copyright 2003 Josh Bossie.
    This may not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, 
    private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed 
    publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other 
    web site or as a part of any public display without permission is strictly 
    prohibited, and a violation of copyright.
    
    -Thanks
    
    Thanks to CyberConnect2, Bandai, Gamefaqs.com, www.net-slum.com, my mom,
    and Project.hack