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      -------------------Part 2//MUTATION--------------------
    By: Josh Bossie [jboss@noahsmaze.com]
    Version: 1.15 [06-26-03]
    Created: 04-12-03
    Table of Contents
    1. Revisions
    2. Contributions
    3. F.A.Q.s
    1. Optional characters
    2. Book of 1000
    3. Spring of Myst
    4. The Grunty Farm
    5. Goblins
    6. Grunty Racing
    7. .hack//SIGN Flashbacks
    8. Aerial City
    9. Bosses
    10. .hack//LIMINALITY Vol. 2: In the Case of Yuki Aihara
    11. Parody Mode (Japanese only)
    -Legal stuff
    1. Revisions
    v1.15 06-26-03: I'm lazy... finally added contributions from the last month...
                    Cool stuff though... ;)
    v1.10 05-25-03: Alot more holes filled and errors corrected... Yup... :)
    v1.05 05-19-03: Yup... A few little things. Completed Grunty Racing prizes...
    v1.00 05-16-03: Oh yeah! Finished Ryu books! Snakey Grunty formula! Misc.
                    other little things! Woooohooo!
    v0.96 05-14-03: Small Ryu Book updates... I'm getting closer to v1.0!
    v0.95 05-13-03: All kinds of updates and changes as well as a Magus strategy!
    v0.94 05-12-03: Ahhh... finished updated FAQ with contributions... I'm tired!
    v0.92 05-12-03: Contributions over the weekend have lead to a big update! 
                    Still alot more to come!
    v0.90 05-09-03: Ahhh... More... Optional characters and such
    v0.85 05-08-03: Added info... larger update!
    v0.85 05-08-03: Added info and updated various sections
    v0.80 05-07-03: Added useful information actually about //MUTATION
    v0.15 04-12-03: Updated minor things... added //INFECTION sidequests that can
                    be completed in //MUTATION
    v0.10 04-12-03: Created guide :p
    2. Contributions
    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.
    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.
    3. F.A.Q.s
    -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//MUTATION?
    .hack//MUTATION is the second 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//MUTATION generally takes 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!
    -Why do you include things found in .hack//INFECTION?
    Well, some people may not have found certain things while playing through
    .hack//INFECTION, but they can find them in //MUTATION just as well as they
    can in the first volume. Also, people who start a new game will be able to
    complete all sidequests from the original with the exception of the Aerial
    Fleet quest (which is the reason why it isn't included in this guide).
    *Thanks to Rhyste for information on //INFECTION sidequests able to be
     completed in //MUTATION
    1. Optional Characters
    [Available in .hack//INFECTION]
    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!
    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...
    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!
    [New to .hack//MUTATION]
    -Nuke Usagimaru
    A post on the board called "The Nuke Usagimaru Show" appears early in the
    game. Go to the keyword that is provided, and go to the dungeon. When you 
    enter, Nuke will be there attempting to entertain some players. When you end
    up being the only player left, he will invite you to follow him to B3 of the
    dungeon. When you arive at said place, you will be greeted once again by Nuke.
    Nuke will try to entertain you while fighting a monster. Help him defeat the
    monster to obtain this unique character's member address.
    At about the same time Nuke Usagimaru's message appears on the board, so does
    a message from the character Rachel. Rachel is holding a trading convention 
    in a dungeon, hoping to satisfy people who have trouble trading. Venture to
    the designated field and go to the dungeon. It seems that everyone that has
    joined Rachel has an item to trade as well as an item that they want. This
    would work out perfectly if one item was carried by someone. Since it isn't,
    Rachel tasks you with going to the bottom of the dungeon to retrieve it. Once
    that is finished, you will appear back on B1 with Rachel and the other 
    players. Do the necessary trading to satisfy everyone, and Rachel will be
    impressed enough with you to give you her member address.
    On your way to the bottom of the dungeons that you find Nuke Usagimaru and
    Rachel (and some others as well), you will run into Moonstone who immediately
    teleports out after a quick "Hmmm...". Eventually, Moonstone will E-Mail
    you requesting help in clearing a dungeon. When this occurs, you gain 
    Moonstone's member address.
    Marlo posts "Kite" (or whatever your main character's name is) on the board
    and tells you to meet him in a dungeon by yourself. go there, and you will
    have to follow him to the bottom of the dungeon, and when you see him at the
    bottom, you must help him in a battle, then he will give you his member
    address and leave.
    01 posts in a thread called "epitaph of twilight" and talks about it,
    and then when you sign back onto "The World" Blackrose tells you that she
    e-mailed 01 and is waiting for a reply. soon you will get an e-mail from
    01 supplying you with information sayin that he doesnt want to get in the way,
    and to go directly to wiseman and ask about it. he tells you the keywords for
    the place that wiseman is usually located. go there, and talk to wiseman at
    the bottom level of the dungeon, when you talk to him, he will tell you that
    to get information on the "epitaph of twilight" you will have to get him a
    sword called: Spark Sword. he tells you the location of the sword, and you
    must go there and get it on the bottom floor of the dungeon. the place with
    the sword is of course protected. so you need to gate hack. once you get to
    the bottom of the dungeon, you must fight a data bug (ohhhh funnn) its really
    annoying to kill, cause it does lots of damage but you can do it, just smack
    at it repeatedly, recommended that you have a wavemaster in the background
    for healing. after killing the data bug you get the spark sword, and you have
    to go back to the original place that you met wiseman. go there and kite and
    wiseman will talk, wiseman will give you his member address, and he will also
    give you the spark sword (wasnt that fun ^_^).
    *Thanks to Kaneda15 for Wiseman and Marlo information
    *Thanks to Neo987 for submitting Marlo info as well...
    2. Book of 1000
    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
    Keeps track of: 
    -Number of areas visited
    -Total gameplay time
    Unlocks extras when:
    [Available in .hack//INFECTION]
    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
    [New to .hack//MUTATION]
    60 areas visited
    70 areas visited
    80 areas visited
    90 areas visited
    100 areas visited
    20:00:00 of gameplay
    25:00:00 of gameplay
    30:00:00 of gameplay
    Ryu Book II
    Keeps track of:
    -Number of portals open
    -Number of all portals open in fields
    -Number of all portals open in dungeons
    Unlocks extras when:
    [Available in .hack//INFECTION]
    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
    [New to .hack//MUTATION]
    450 portals open
    500 portals open
    550 portals open
    600 portals open
    700 portals open
    800 portals open
    15 all field portals open
    20 all field portals open
    25 all dungeon portals open
    35 all dungeon portals open
    Ryu Book III
    Keeps track of:
    -People met (names registered, tells you inventory and online status)
    -Number of trades made
    Unlocks extras when:
    [Available in .hack//INFECTION]
    20 names registered
    5 trades made
    10 trades made
    [New to .hack//MUTATION]
    30 names registered
    15 trades made
    20 trades made
    25 trades made
    Ryu Book IV
    Keeps track of:
    -Monsters encountered (Exact stats, Data Drain info)
    Unlocks extras when:
    [Available in .hack//INFECTION]
    50 Monsters encountered
    80 Monsters encountered
    [New to .hack//MUTATION]
    120 monsters encountered
    160 monsters encountered
    Ryu Book V
    Keeps track of:
    -Total worth of all gifts given in GP, as well as affection levels.
    Unlocks extras when:
    [Available in .hack//INFECTION]
    20,000 GP in gifts given
    50,000 GP in gifts given
    [New to .hack//MUTATION]
    80,000 GP in gifts given
    120,000 GP in gifts given
    Ryu Book VI
    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:
    [Available in .hack//INFECTION]
    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
    [New to .hack//MUTATION]
    400 treasure chests opened
    500 treasure chests opened
    600 treasure chests opened
    700 treasure chests opened
    300 boxes, crates, bones, jars, etc. destroyed
    400 boxes, crates, bones, jars, etc. destroyed
    500 boxes, crates, bones, jars, etc. destroyed
    600 boxes, crates, bones, jars, etc. destroyed
    25 Gott Statue chests opened
    35 Gott Statue chests opened
    Ryu Book VII
    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:
    [Available in .hack//INFECTION]
    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
    [New to .hack//MUTATION]
    15 visits to Monsieur
    20 visits to Monsieur
    25 visits to Monsieur
    15 visits to Grandpa
    20 visits to Grandpa
    25 visits to Grandpa
    40 symbols activated
    50 symbols activated
    60 symbols activated
    70 symbols activated
    Ryu Book VIII
    Keeps track of:
    -Grunty food collected
    -Grunties raised
    Unlocks extras when:
    [Available in .hack//INFECTION]
    50 Grunty foods are collected
    All Grunty food varieties collected
    [New to .hack//MUTATION] 
    70 Grunty foods are collected
    90 Grunty foods are collected
    110 Grunty foods are 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:
    [Available in .hack//INFECTION]
    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
    [New to .hack//MUTATION]
    BGM 13
    Movie 19
    Image 14
    BGM 14
    Movie 20
    Image 15
    BGM 15
    Movie 21
    Image 16
    BGM 16
    Movie 22
    Image 17
    BGM 17
    Movie 23
    Image 18
    BGM 18
    Movie 24
    Image 19
    BGM 19
    Movie 25
    Image 20
    BGM 20
    Movie 26
    Image 21
    BGM 21
    Movie 27
    Image 22
    BGM 22
    Movie 28
    Image 23
    BGM 23
    Movie 19
    Image 24
    BGM 24
    Movie 30
    Image 25
    Movie 31
    BGM 25
    Movie 32
    Movie 33
    Movie 34
    Movie 35
    Movie 36
    Movie 37
    Movie 38
    Movie 39
    Movie 40
    Movie 41
    *Thanks to Neo987 for suggesting expanded data for Ryu Books.
    *Thanks to JohnInSoCA for a few unlockables in Ryu Book VII!
    *Thanks to Typhonic Dreamer for an unlockable in Ryu Book IV!
    3. Spring of Myst
    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.
    [Delta and Theta Servers]
    On a level 24 or below field, you will be greeted by a blue spirit named 
    Monsieur (Lv. 1 and 2). He is able to upgrade (or downgrade) lower level items.
    On a level 25-30 field, you will encounter Grandpa (Lv. 1 and 2), a more 
    powerful spirit who is able to alter higher level items than Monsieur is.
    [Lambda Server]
    On a level 31-41 field, you will be greeted by a blue spirit named 
    Monsieur (Lv. 3 and 4). He is able to upgrade (or downgrade) items better than
    Grampa (Lv. 1 and 2).
    On a level 42(?)-50 field, you will encounter Grandpa (Lv. 3 and 4), 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
    Cloudy                         +2                -1
    Rain/Snow/Thunder              -1                +2
    *Thanks to Neo987 for the weather effects on the Spring!
    *Thanks to Eric Woodley for Lambda Spring Spirits.
    4. The Grunty (Puchiguso) Farm
    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...
    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 find 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" on Theta or "40" on Lambda).
    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!
    All Servers (Except Delta)
    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 (Theta) or 20 Golden Eggs (Lambda), mon ami!
    Theta Server
    Iron Grunty
    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
    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!
    Lambda Server
    Bony Grunty
    Disturbing but not in the same way as Noble Grunty... looks like its straight
    from a "B" rated horror movie!
    -Easy way to get it:
    Feed the Baby Grunty 4 Cordyceps, 1 Mandragora, 2 Piney Apple, 1 Snaky Cactus,
    and as many Golden Eggs needed... RATTLE!
    Snakey Grunty
    This thing is pretty easy to describe. A bizzare cross between a Grunty and a 
    Snake... yup
    -Easy Way to get it:
    Feed the Baby Grunty 4 Piney Apples, 3 Snakey Cactus, 12 Golden Eggs and 9 Oh 
    No Melons. Hisss!
    Feed the Baby Grunty 5 Grunt Mints, 5 La Pumpkins, 5 Mandragoras, 4 White 
    Cherries, 2 Oh No Melons and 10 Golden Eggs. Hisss!
    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.
    If you have trouble getting golden eggs, go to any server's Collapsed Pagan 
    Remains.  There's a golden egg in the first room of the dungeon there, so 
    you can just go in, grab the egg, and run back out.  It ain't quick, but it 
    gets the job done.
    *Thanks to ArchRival for the easy formulas for raising Theta Grunties!
    *Thanks to Fearless Jake for the new Boney Grunty formula!
    *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.
    *Thanks to James R. Dunson for pointing out Lambda grunty sizes!
    *Thanks to Olivia Luna for the first Snakey Grunty Formula!
    *Thanks to MR.Conqueror for second Snakey Grunty Formula and Golden Egg hint!
    *Thanks to Shifter34 for pointing out that Theta isn't always the answer! :)
    5. Goblins 
    [//INFECTION Sidequest]
    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.
    [//MUTATION Sidequest]
    NAME- Stehoney R
    LOCATION- Lambda: Detestable Vengeful Sunny Demon
    LEVEL- 25
    HP- 750
    SP- 255
    Early in the second installment of our series, another message appears. This
    time the gobs "R" (bad pun) ready to bust you up!
    NAME- Johue R
    LOCTAION- Lambda: Detestable Vengeful Messenger
    LEVEL- 30
    HP- 890
    SP- 305
    NAME- Zyan R
    LOCATION- Lambda: Detestable Vengeful Scent
    LEVEL- 35
    HP- 1030
    SP- 355
    NAME- Albert R
    LOCATION- Lambda: Detestable Vengeful New Truth
    LEVEL- 40
    HP- 1170
    SP- 405
    NAME- Martina R
    LOCATION- Lambda: Detestable Vengeful Gate
    LEVEL- 45
    HP- 1310
    SP- 455
    -Strategy (By TJ Condon)
    Bane on her to remove her Magic Tolerance and then repeatedly use a 
    Tornado-type spell until she falls. That should be common knowlege since you
    always want to remove Tolerances with Beast's Bane or Knight's Bane to make 
    battles easier, but apparently alot of people don't play the game with 
    tactics ]};o)> ]
    -Strategy (By Eric Woodley)
    Another good way to beat Martina R is to put her to sleep, then attack her. 
    You will get in about one series of hits if you use a weapon skill or put her
    to sleep, use a beasts bane, then use Merrows on her, it will kill her in two
    *Thanks to Neo987 for Gob stats... twice!
    *Thanks to TJ Condon for Albert R stats... even though I had recieved them
     just before... ;)
    *Thanks to Typhonic Dreamer for Martina R and Albert R(again)'s stats
    *Thanks to all noted authors for strategies! :)
    6. Grunty Racing
    New to //MUTATION is a special event in all towns called "Flag Racing", but
    for our purposes, let's call it "Grunty Racing". I have not had much time to
    play with it, so I'll fill this space with more detailed info later...
    Prizes (Theta)
    If you don't rank: Fortune wire
    Close to ranking: Speed Charm
    3rd Rank: Divine Cross
    2nd Rank: Silver Grunty
    1st Rank: Golden Grunty and Image 51
    Prizes (Lambda)
    Close to Ranking: Fairy Orb
    3rd Rank: Emperor's Soul
    2nd Rank: Silver Grunty
    1st Rank: Golden Grunty and Image 52
    Also note that anytime that you beat you record after getting first place, you
    will recieve another Golden Grunty, but after recieving 3 Golden Grunties,
    Silver Grunties, or Divine Crosses, you begin to get different treasures 
    instead (like Silver Scarabs and Yellow Candies).
    *Thanks to ja$on for Theta prize info
    *Thanks to James R. Dunson some Lambda prize info
    *Thanks to Demonman_420 for remaining prize info ;)
    *Thanks to Lunesar and Ryu Hoshi for info on limited prizes!
    7. .hack//SIGN Flashbacks
    During the course of the game, you will have the chance to experience several
    flashbacks that portray scenes from the anime series .hack//SIGN.
    Flashback 1 - The Guardian
    Simply visit Delta: Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground and walk inside the 
    cathedral to witness a scene from Episode 4 of .hack//SIGN. After the 
    flashback, you recieve the items "M:Wavemaster" and "Golden Grunty" (The later
    being an item that Tsukasa and company recieve at one point in the series
    after completing an event).
    Flashback 2 - "Member Address, Please?"
    After completing Lambda: Nameless Seeker's Prairie, once again visit Delta:
    Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground. Here you will get to see a scene from Episode 2
    of .hack//SIGN, where Sora "requests" BT's member address. After the scene you
    will recieve "M:Twin Blade" and a "Silver Grunty".
    Flashback 3 - "Maybe He, Too, Is a Victim..."
    After you recieve the keyword to Lambda: Dying Madness Haunted Land, head on
    over to everyone's favorite hangout Delta: Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground. You
    get to see a scene where Subaru and Ginkan(Silver Knight) talk to Tsukasa's 
    comrads about what to do with the rogue Wavemaster. After this, the player 
    recieves "M:Heavy Axeman" and a "Golden Grunty".
    Flashback 4 - Crim vs. Sora
    After visiting Lambda: Scattering Fossil's Milestone, return to 
    Delta: Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground. Here you get to watch the battle between
    Crim and Sora. Afterwards, you will claim "M:Long Arm" and a "Silver Grunty".
    *Thanks to Kaneda15 for Flashback 3 and 4 items.
    *Thanks to Neo987 for Flashback 3 and 4 descriptions.
    8. Aerial City
    After completing the game, you will get an e-mail from Bandai containing a
    keyword that will take you to a city in the sky. So, disregard your fear of
    heights and head to Theta: Bitter Fantasy Mirror World. Here, you will appear
    in the sky on a winding walkway. Eventually you will come across a dungeon.
    Though this area is tough, you should be able to get through it at level 48 or
    above. At the bottom, you will find an exit. In the distance you will see a
    portal. Approach it and a Boss battle will commence.
    -Angolomore (Strategy from Robert Mack)
    The characters I recommend having (though it may vary)  Kite, Blackrose and 
    Mistrial.  Heres the important thing make sure Mistrial has the imp earring 
    because Angolmore has an attack that would kill your characters by slicing 
    them nonstop.
    Ok at the start of the battle make sure Blackrose starts attacking him first 
    that way you can have Kite attack him from behind.  (This way Kite won't get 
    that much damaged and Blackrose could be revived by Mistrial but make sure 
    to keep an eye on Mistrial's sp and give her a mage soul so it can go up).  
    Ok once the protect break goes off Data Drain him immediately to get another 
    of Kite's rare weapon  Crimson Raid (Level 24 rare.  Skills are Blazing 
    Wheel, Twin Dragons, and Ap VAkz.  Also has Life Drain)  and then once you 
    defeat him Kite will say something and you'll get Lucky Shoes.
    *Thanks to Robert Mack for the Boss strategy!
    9. Bosses
    -Innis (Strategy from Kaneda15)
    Here is an easy way to kill innis. In your party have Kite, Blackrose, and
    Gardenia. Have Blackrose and Gardenia attack using skills, and then when
    Innis teleports near you, start to smack it with Staccatto, or another dancing
    type attack. Once you are unable to attack it, run off so that Blackrose and
    Gardenia can chase it, and attack it, heal them when necessary. Sooner or 
    later, Innis will protect break and you can data drain him, and just use the
    same tactic for this next guy, and he will be gone in no time. Good luck!
    -Cubia (Strategy by Kaneda15)
    Well when the boss fight starts, there is the big Cubia dude that you saw at
    the end of .hack//INFECTION floating down. A little piece of Cubia floats out
    onto the fighting area. It's Cubia's core. What happens is, this core has a
    sheild around it in the beginning. The shield is only against physical attacks
    though as i have found out. First things first, as the little peices of Cubia
    come out of the core, search for the Repth one. Kill off the repth one so that
    the core cannot heal itself. Leave all the rest of them to Blackrose. Have 
    Mistral healing both Kite and Blackrose (considering that you used these three
    characters ^_^) then what you will want Kite to do, is use the scrolls in 
    which the attack does a tornado type attack. Where it will attack multiple 
    enemies, and it will also do a lot of damage. Keep using scrolls on the core
    until it flies back into Cubia. Cubia will unleash one of his pretty big
    attacks, and then the core will come back out onto the field. The difference 
    now, is that the core has a shield against magic. So what you will want to do
    here, is attack the core with either Staccatto or Thunder Dance or one of 
    those other attacks of Kites that will hit multiple enemies while still 
    inflicting a fair amount of damage, once the core sets out its little 
    tendrilly thingies (its been a while since i fought them, so i dont remember
    their names ^_^), make sure to ASAP take out the Repth guy. 
    If you do not do that, the the Repth thing will keep healing the core until 
    all your work was for nothing. Once you take out the Repth thing, start 
    attacking the core, using the same strategy, just attacking it with Staccatto
    or thunder dance or something of the sort, until the core flies back into 
    Cubia. Cubia will do another attack to everyone, and then the core will come
    back out with its' physical shield back on. Again, take out the Repth dude, 
    and start attacking the core with magical attacks. Keep doing this until Cubia
    dies. Each time the core flies into Cubia, when he comes back out, if he used
    to have his physical shield, then he will have his magic shield, or visa 
    versa. Well congrats, you have killed Cubia ^_^!
    -Another strategy (By Veros)
    I used Kite, BlackRose, and 
    Mistral, but who you bring does not matter much as long as you have another 
    melee type and a Wavemaster.  When the Cubia core starts throwing out its 
    helpers, have your Wavemaster constantly cast a tornado-type spell of at 
    least level 2 on Cubia(I don't think higher than 2 is available).  Tornados 
    centered on Cubia will hit all of its helpers, and a Wavemaster will take 
    them down fast this way.  When the core is immune to Magic, have Kite and 
    your other melee use their most powerful physical skills against it, 
    preferably using a Dance type move for Kite (Dances are much quicker than 
    Staccatto, allowing you to command your other person to begin a new move 
    much more quickly.  I prefer having my people set to use no skills and 
    commanding them to use each ability so I can be sure they are attacking what 
    they should be.)  Have your Wavemaster casting a level 2 tornado as long as 
    there are helpers out, even if the core is immune to Magic at the time; the 
    helpers are never immune.  When the core is immune to physical, either use a 
    Bane to remove the Tolerance, or have Kite and the other melee casting their 
    best Magic spells while your Wavemaster uses the level 2 tornado.  Your 
    Wavemaster should have Ola Repth at this point, so use it whenever you need 
    to heal, or use Healing Potions (which are instant and allow your Wavemaster 
    to continue casting tornados).
    -Magus (Strategy by Typhonic Dreamer)
    Have BlackRose or another fighter character target Magus while you have your 
    Wavemaster sit back and heal. Magus will drop leaves which will explode in a 
    certain amount of time, so kill them as they fall and once they're all gone 
    use a Dance-type Skill on Magus. After you Data Drain it, it moves alot faster
    and uses a Wood Raise spell that can be devestating. So make sure you always
    have the Wavemaster healing and just smack away at Magus until it dies.
    *Thanks to Kaneda15 for boss info
    *Thanks to all other submiters for there above noted strategies!
    10. .hack//LIMINALITY Vol. 2: In the Case of Yuki Aihara
    Ah, yes! Another entry into the series of .hack//LIMINALITY. Though I find
    this to be slightly less great than Vol. 1, it's still a nice piece of anime.
    But we're not here to review DVDs, lets get into the Extras!
    There are some really nice bonus featurettes on the DVD, but, of course, we
    want some area keywords! So far this is the only one anyone has contributed. 
    This appears when a barrage of webpages fills the screen.
    Capricious Unending Corridor
    -Lambda: Capricious Unending Corridor [Lv. 38: Water]
    Here contributors have found the great rare item... Chinese Food... as well as
    the rare twin blade "Gemini Soul"... But why Chinese Food?
    A player in town named Annri will take the Chinese Food in exchange for her
    rare spear "Super Wufei".
    [Gemeni Soul - Twin Blades - L16 RARE]
    -20 to Physical and Magical attack
    +30 to Physical and Magical accuracy
    Also gives you Saber Dance and Ap Do
    [Super Wufei - Spear - L23 RARE]
    Attack: +32	M.Attack: +2
    Defense: 0	M.Defense: 0
    Acc.: +22	M.Acc.: +2
    Evade: 0	M.Evade:0
    Elemental Parameters:
    Water: -20
    Fire: +20
    Skills: Vak Repulse, Vak Wipe
    Effects: Skill Drain, Life Drain
    Also, the Ice Bar from .hack//INFECTION's DVD Keywords 
    Delta: Hideous Organ Market Scaffold is now desired by Panta. Track him down
    to trade your Ice Bar for his Lv. 38 Rare Key Axe!
    *Thanks to TJ Condon for Super Wufei info and stats!
    *Thanks to Neo987 for a more vague description of "Super Wufei" before that ;)
    *Thanks also to MisyKatina for also noting "Chinese Food"'s use!
    *Thanks to Hal Wierzbicki for Keyword and Lambda dungeon info!
    *Thanks to Drew C. for submitting the keyword as well... ;)
    *Thanks to James R. Dunson for more info on the keyword, "Gemini Soul" and the
     Ice Bar
    *Thanks to Kyle Parish for Gemini Soul stats!
    *Thanks to Wegs for Gemeni Soul level :)
    11. Parody mode (Japanese only)
    In the Japanese version of .hack//MUTATION, 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...
    *Thanks to Rhyste for informing me of Parody Mode's presence in //MUTATION!
    -Legal stuff
    Copyright 2003 Josh Bossie.
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    prohibited, and a violation of copyright.
    Thanks to CyberConnect2, Bandai, Gamefaqs.com, www.net-slum.com, my mom,
    and Project.hack