Arc The Lad: Twilight of the Spirits
Pyron FAQ
Version 1.0
Last Updated: 7/15/2003
Written by Layoneil
E-mail: Layoneil@hotmail.com

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

I.    Updates

II.   Introduction

III.  Feeding the Pyron

IV.   Pyron Foods

V.    Attacks

VI.   Learning Attacks

VII.  Energy and Condition

VIII. Legal

XI.   Credits

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I.      UPDATES

Version 1.0 (7/15/2003)
- First version submitted.

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II.     INTRODUCTION

The Pyron is acquired at the end of Darc's second chapter: Ambition.

After acquiring the Pyron, Darc can use it to attack enemies by
selecting the Pyron command under his Magic list.  The Pyron can target
ANY enemy on the stage regardless of distance from Darc.

Kharg's airship is the equivalent of Darc's Pyron.

The purpose of this FAQ is to help people raise their Pyrons.

- Personal Note -
For all color uncoordinated gamers out there, TEAL is a light blue.

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III.  Feeding the Pyron

To feed the Pyron bring up the menu, select "Pyron" located on the
bottom of the screen between "Party Items" and "Options".

When the Pyron is fed a certain food, 4 things may happen.
- The Energy Meter may change color.
- The Inspiration Meter may increase or decrease.
- The Condition may change.
- An Attack is learned.

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IV.   Pyron Foods

Pyron Foods can be purchased in every town (except maybe Orcoth).  At
this point I will NOT do an indepth analysis on the Pyron Foods or list
all the Pyron Foods.  If anyone else wants to make an Indepth Pyron
Food FAQ or want to add to this section they are welcome to do so
Please send me an e-mail.

- Personal Note -
The only Pyron Foods of significance are:
Red, Green, Blue Food - Used to get the Energy to the right color
Shiny Grass - Adds Inspiration
Tumble Grass - Removes Inspiration
Soft Grass - Increases Condition by 3 Levels
Droopy Grass - Decreases Condition by 3 Levels

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V.    Attacks

The Pyron can have a maximum of 3 attacks.  When Darc selects the Pyron
command, one of the 3 attacks is randomly chosen.  As far as I know it
is not possible to choose the specific attack.

These are all the attacks that the Pyron can acquire:

Blast Ball - Hurls a magic blast of Fire at enemy
Cyclone Ball - Hurls a magic blast of Wind at enemy
Aqua Ball - Hurls a magic blast of Water at enemy
Quake Ball - Hurls a magic blast of Earth at enemy
Sleep Ball - A magic blast that makes enemy sleepy
Venom Ball - A magic blast that poisons enemy
Demon Ball - A magic blast that kills enemy instantly

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VI.   Learning Attacks

An attack is learned when the Inspiration meter maxes out.  The type of
attacked learned depends on the color of the ENERGY meter.

ENERGY COLOR - ATTACK LEARNED WHEN INSPIRATION REACHES MAX

RED    - Blast Ball
GREEN  - Cyclone Ball
BLUE   - Aqua Ball
YELLOW - Quake Ball
TEAL   - Sleep Ball
PURPLE - Venom Ball
GREY   - Demon Ball

CURRENT ENERGY COLOR + COLORED PYRON FOOD = NEW ENERGY COLOR

Red + Red = Red
Red + Green = Yellow
Red + Blue = Purple

Green + Red = Yellow
Green + Green = Green
Green + Blue = Teal

Blue + Red = Purple
Blue + Green = Teal
Blue + Blue = Blue

Teal + Red = Grey
Teal + Green = Green
Teal + Blue = Blue

Yellow + Red = Red
Yellow + Green = Green
Yellow + Blue = Grey

Purple + Red = Red
Purple + Green = Grey
Purple + Blue = Blue

Grey + Red = Red
Grey + Green = Green
Grey + Blue = Blue

- Personal Note -
I think the 3 best attacks to have would be Demon Ball (Grey) and any
two elemental ball attack, Poison (Purple) and Sleep (Teal) is not that
useful.

- SPECIAL NOTE -
My advice on learning attacks is to use any colored pyron food to get
the energy meter to the desired color.  Than use Shiny Grass to max out
the Inspiration meter (without changing the Energy Color or Condition).

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VII.  Energy and Condition

Each attack by the Pyron takes up energy.  The energy of the Pyron can
be refilled with Spirit Stones anytime outside of battle.  Each Energy
point is worth 1 Spirit Stone.

The Maximum Energy of the Pyron is 199.

The amount of energy that the Pyron attack uses depends on the Pyron's
Condition (or Mood).

The Condition is indicated by a little face.  There are 7 different
condition levels, each represented by a different color and facial
expression.

The following is a list of all the condition levels, the color that
represents the condition level and the amount of energy used PER
attack on that condition level.

Lv 1 - GREY   - 15
Lv 2 - PURPLE - 25
Lv 3 - BLUE   - 35
Lv 4 - TEAL   - 50
Lv 5 - GREEN  - 65
Lv 6 - YELLOW - 85
Lv 7 - RED    - 100

The HIGHER the condition level the larger the area of effect of the
Pyron Attack.  At condition Lv 1 - GREY, the Pyron can only attack 1
enemy.  At condition Lv 7 - RED, the Pyron can attack a large area.

Pyron foods can increase or decrease the condition level.  The range
of Increase and Decrease can be as low as 0 and as high as 3.

- Personal Note -
Get your Pyron its 3 attacks first, than use Soft Grass, Droopy Grass
and a low level colored pyron food to set the conditon level.  I think
Lv 1 is the best, it's the most cost efficient and very rarely will
the enemy position themselves so that you can hit a lot of them with a
single high level Pyron attack.

- SPECIAL NOTE -
On one occasion, I was able to get 200 Energy Points out of the Pyron.
I do not know exactly how that happened, but I was never able to use
2 RED attacks.  If anyone has any ideas on how that happened please
let me know.

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VIII. Legal

This document is only to be found on www.gamefaqs.com.  I will not give 
permission for any other site to host this document in whole or in part.  
If you see this document anywhere do not bother to let me know.  I 
don't actually care but it will tell you something about the person 
hosting that site.

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XI.   Credits

Thanks to CJayC for Gamefaqs.com in general and hosting this FAQ in 
particular.

Thanks to MVK for lending me his Arc the Lad Collection, which got me 
started on the series.

Thanks to JC who made it possible for me to play this game.

If you like you can visit my website the Ogre Battle Encyclopedia at 
http://ogrebattle.vze.com

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