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                         Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne

                             Burial Chamber Guide 

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I Table of Contents

II General Information About Burial Chambers and How They Work.

III Reward for Completing Burial Chamber Side Quest.

IV What you need in order to complete side quest.

V When is the best time to do the burial chamber side quest?

VI How the FAQ will work. 

VII Bosses and Guide
   A: First Kalpa 
   B: Second Kalpa
   C: Third Kalpa
   D: Fourth Kalpa
   E: Fifth Kalpa

VIII Special Thanks and Contributors

IX Copy Write info

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II General Information About Burial Chambers and How They Work.


Each Kalpa has 2 burial chambers hidden with in them. A total of 10 Burial 
Chambers and 24 tombstones. They will always take the form of a circle 
area on your map. Each chamber contains two or three tombstones.  At first a 
tombstone will appear blank.  After you have defeated the boss in the story 
mode the tombstone associated with that boss will have red lettering on it.
When you click on a tomb stone you will relive and re fight an old boss 
battle. The number of press turns you take to defeat the boss will be counted.
If you manage to beat the boss in less press turns than the record you
will defeat that tombstone.  After you defeat the boss it will tell you
how many turns you defeated it in.  The number of turns will be displayed
in a pale reddish color if you defeated it.  The color will often be hard
to see. Here is an example: Defeated in 4 turns.  The number 4 would be in
red if you defeated the record.  Note the back ground of the tomb stone 
will always be red once it is available, this will never change.  If you do
not defeat the tombstone the number will appear in plain white.

The general order of difficulty from easiest to hardest is Left Grave, Right 
Grave, Top Grave.  Each Kalpa will have bosses more difficult than the one
before it.  The bosses on the tomb stones follow the order in which they 
appeared in the story line.

The boss strategies you used before will still apply. Only remember you are
in a race to defeat the boss as quickly as possible  

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III Reward for Completing Burial Chamber Side Quest.

If you defeat all the tombstones then on your next play through when you visit
the first burial chamber you will receive a bonus press turn through the rest 
of your play through.

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IV What you need in order to complete side quest.

You will first need to get the black visor.  To get this you need to earn the
moon key from the second Kalpa.  Return to the first Kalpa and open the vault 
that was locked before. Here you will get the black visor which you need to 
battle the tombstones.

You also must have defeated the bosses of the tombstones in the story line. 
If you have not defeated the boss (or gotten the memory of certain optional
bosses from the Tower of Kagutsuchi) Then you will be unable to battle that 
tombstone and it will appear blank.  Regardless of your reason or ending you
will be able to do battle with all of the tombstones.  You may just have to
earn the memory; this can be done by talking to certain demons.

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V When is the best time to do the burial chamber side quest?

I would recommend that you wait until the end of the game to begin the 
burial chamber side quest. The Tower of Kagutsuchi 3 has a good save point
from which you can always go back to. The tombstones require you 
to defeat the bosses very quickly.  You will want to be at a high level
and have powerful skills to dish alot of damage quickly.

You can begin the side quest as soon as you defeat the Second Kalpa and 
get the black visor.  However, you will not be able to access all the 
tombstones until you defeat all the corresponding bosses in the story line.
Thus, in order to beat all them you must wait until the end of the game
anyway.

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VI How the FAQ will work. 

I will list which Kalpa the burial chamber is in and in which floor.  I will
include some directions for hidden or hard to find burial chambers.  The 
bosses in each burial chamber will be listed. 

The Boss information will be displayed as follows.

Boss: Which boss you are going to fight.
HP: Amount of life the boss has.
MP Amount of magic power the boss has.
Weak: Types of attacks the boss is weak against.
Drain: Types of attacks that will heal the boss.
Strong: Types of Attacks that the boss has a stronger defense against.
Resist: Types of the attacks the boss will resist and take less damage.
Void: Types of attacks that will be negated and have no affect.
(Only the status that apply for a boss will be listed, all others are 
normal defense.) 
Number of Press Turns: The number of press turns I had when I beat the 
tombstone. 
Tip: Some ideas on how to defeat some of the more annoying bosses.

*Note that the number of press turns will not necessarily be the actual number
you have to beat. It is the number that I had when I defeated the tombstone 
and may be less.  If a * if followed by the number it means this is the number
you must match or beat.  Sometimes I will include (less than #). This means I
got that number of turns and did not beat the tombstone with it.

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VII Bosses and Guide

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A: First Kalpa 

i) First Kalpa 1F East Area

                                 Left Grave 
Boss: Forneus 
HP: 500
MP: 200
Weak: Electricity
Drain: Fire
Number of Press Turns: 1


                                 Right Grave
Boss: Troll
HP: 850
MP: 150
Weak: Mind
Drain: Ice
Number of Press Turns: 1

ii) First Kalpa B1 North western area.

*Note. To access this place use the Western area and go all the way north, you
will find a door go threw it and continue all the way north.  GO left (west) 
at the fork.  You will see a Semi invisible yellow structure blocking your 
path.  Before this on your left hand side is ripple.  Walk through this 
ripple and proceed until you reach some stairs and descend.  The burial chamber
is hidden there.


                                  Left Grave 
Boss: Orthrus 
HP: 1000
MP: 200
Weak: Ice
Strong: Curse
Void: Expel, Death, Nerve, Mind
Number of Press Turns: 1 

                                 Right Grave 
Boss: Yaksini
HP: 1200
MP: 200
Weak: Electricity
Strong: Curse
Void: Expel, Death, Nerve, Mind
Number of Press Turns: 2 *

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B: Second Kalpa

*Note to access both of these you must find your way threw the invisible maze 
in the B3 Area.

i) Second Kalpa Floor B3 North Chamber

                                 Left Grave

Boss: Moirae Sisters (Atropos, Lachesis, Clotho)
Atropos
HP: 3000 
MP: 1500
Lachesis
HP: 2000
MP: 1000
Clotho
HP: 2000 
MP: 1000
Void: Expel, Death, Curse Nerve, Mind ( All 3)
Number of Press Turns: 3  (less than 5)
Tip: Use Hades Blast, or another multiple attack skill. You want to take the 
sisters out quick and all at once.

                                 Right Grave
Boss: Mizuchi 
HP: 4800
MP: 500
Weak: Fire
Drain: Electricity
Void: Ice, Expel, Death
Number of Press Turns: 6 *
Tip: Use Prominance to nail his weakness and get extra press turns.

ii) Second Kalpa Floor B3 West Chamber

                                 Left Grave

Boss: Kaiwan
HP: 650
MP: 288 
Strong: Curse, Nerve, Mind
Void: Fire, Ice, Electricity, Force, Death
Number of Press Turns: 3
Tip: Use Hades Blast.

                                 Right Grave
Boss: Ose
HP: 3800
MP: 500
Strong: Curse, Nerve, Mind
Void: Expel, Death
Number of Press Turns: 6

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C: Third Kalpa

i) Third Kalpa 1F West Chamber

                                 Left Grave

Boss: Kin-Ki
HP: 3000 
MP: 2000
Weak: Fire, Ice, Electricity, Force
Strong: Physical
Void: Expel, Death, Curse, Nerve, Mind
Number of Press Turns: 4

                                 Right Grave
Boss: Sui-Kui 
HP: 3500 
MP: 1500 
Weak: Fire
Drain: Ice
Strong: Electricity, Force
Void: Expel, Death, Curse, Nerve, Mind
Number of Press Turns: 3 *
Tip: Use Prominance.

                                 Top Grave

Boss: Fuu-Ki
HP: 3500
MP: 1000
Weak: Electricity
Drain: Force
Strong: Physical
Void: Expel, Death, Curse, Nerve, Mind
Number of Press Turns:  3 (less than 5)

ii) Third Kalpa 1F North Burial Chamber

                                 Left Grave

Boss: Ongyo-Ki
HP: 5500
MP: 1500
Void: Expel, Death, Curse, Nerve, Mind
Number of Press Turns: 10
Tip: Fight at Full Kagatushi and hit the one with a shadow.

                                 Right Grave
Boss: Mara
HP: 2300
MP: 3000
Strong: Magic Attacks
Reflect: Curse.

Number of Press Turns: 2 (less than 8)
Tip: You must take this person down in one round or it will just heal 
itself. Focus, provoke and nail a critical attack and your at 2.
Divine Shot or Gaea Rage Should get you the critical.  You might be
able to cheat with a death/expel attack. Bezzlebubs death flies
or trumpeter could do it for you. (I have not tried to use death
attacks yet).


                                 Top Grave
Boss: Black Frost
HP: 2950
MP: 2500 
Drain: Ice
Strong: Physical
Void: Fire, Expel, Curse, Nerve, Mind
Repel: Death
Number of Press Turns: 3
Tip: Use powerful physical attacks, with Pierce.

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D: Fourth Kalpa

i) Forth Kalpa 1F West Area                                 

                                 Left Grave

Boss: Specter (X 6)
HP: 980
MP: 29
Void: Fire, Ice, Electricity, Force, Expel, Death, Nerve, Mind
Number of Press Turns: 3 *

                                 Right Grave
Boss: Sakahagi
HP: 1600
MP: 300
Void: Expel, Death, Curse, Nerve, Mind
Number of Press Turns: 2 *

ii) Fourth Kalpa Road To Hell

Note: Proceed threw portal with an odd number ratio. Walk down the
incline until you are at an area that is flat. On the flat piece
there is a ripple in the wall on your hero’s right hand side. Note
this ripple will be before the next incline downwards and before the
next portal.  Walk threw the ripple. Go left and continue again 
until you see another ripple and walk threw it as well.  The ripple
will be right before the item box at the end.  The burial chamber 
will be hidden here.

                                 Left Grave

Boss: Aciel
HP: 8000
MP: 2000
Strong: Fire, Ice, Electricity, Force
Void: Expel, Curse, Nerve, Mind
Repel: Death
Number of Press Turns: 9

                                 Right Grave
Boss: Skadi
HP: 4000
MP: 3000
Drain: Physical
Void: Expel, Death, Curse, Nerve, Mind
Number of Press Turns: 7 (Less than 10)

                                 Top Grave

Boss: Albion + Tharmus, Luvah, Urizen, and Urthona
HP: 2700
MP: 1000
Void: Expel, Death, Curse, Nerve, Mind
Tharmus
HP: 1300
MP: 300
Weak: Fire
Repel: Ice 
Luvah
HP: 1300 
MP: 300 
Weak: Electricity 
Repel: Force
Urizen 
HP: 1300
MP: 300
Weak: Ice
Repel: Fire
Urthona 
HP: 1300
MP: 300
Weak: Force
Repel: Electricity
Number of Press Turns: 4
Tip: You must kill Albion and his buddies at the same time
or they will revive each other. Powerful physical attacks
or almighty magic that hit all will work.

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E: Fifth Kalpa

i) Fifth Kalpa B2

Note: You must descend down the East stairs on the B1 floor to reach it.


                                 Left Grave

Boss: Mithra
HP: 4500  
MP: 3000 
Void: Expel, Death, Curse, Nerve, Mind
Number of Press Turns: 6 (Less than 11)



                                 Right Grave

Boss: Thor (From Tower of Kagutsuchi stats)
HP: 8000
MP: 3000
Strong: Curse
Repel: Electricity, Expel
Void: Death, Nerve, Mind
Number of Press Turns: 7

ii) Fifth Kalpa B5

Note: to access this chamber you must have Metatron in your party and
use him to unlock the door.  The door will say "Let one brimming with 
light step forward. Pick Metatron. When you enter the puzzle room 
proceed Straight South for door number 1.  Again Straight South for 
door number 2.  Now go west threw the open space, you will not have to 
open a door. You should now be in the most western side of the chambers.
Proceed straight south for door number 3.  The burial chamber is hidden
here.

                                 Left Grave

Boss: Ahriman First Form
HP: 6000
MP: 3000
Repel: Expel, Death
Void: Curse, Nerve, Mind
Boss: Ahriman Second Form
HP: 18,000 
MP: 6000
Repel: Expel, Death
Void: Curse, Nerve, Mind
Number of Press Turns: 22
Tip: I really did not have a hard time defeating him.  Use your focus and 
powerful physical attacks, Divine shot, or Freikugel if you have it.  You
can also buff up your offense to speed it up in the long run.  Heel as
needed, but I find buffing defense to be a waste of press turns.

                                 Right Grave
Boss: Noah First Form
HP: 8000
MP: 4000
Repel: Expel, Death
Void: Curse, Nerve, Mind
Boss: Noah Second Form
HP: 15,000
MP: 5000
Repel: Expel, Death
Void: Curse, Nerve, Mind
Number of Press Turns: 24 (less than 36)
Tip: Noah can be extremely difficult to beat.  His elemental shifts 
changing every turn means you can never deliver decent physical attacks
and most rely on magic.  The easiest way to defeat him is using Pierce, 
focus and Freikugel.  With this set up you will do full damage every time,
regardless of his immunities.  Whatever you do, do not forget what he is
immuned to, or else you risk loosing precious press turns.  Feel free to 
buff your offense to the max and lower his defense with provoke. You may 
also want to use war cry to knock down his defense.  I used a full party 
to do this, but if you have the Magatama Masakados you could probably 
do it solo.


                                 Top Grave

Boss: Baal Avatar + Flauros, Ose
HP: 13,000
MP: 5000
Flauros
HP: 6700
MP: 3000
Ose
HP: 6700
MP: 3000 
Repel: Expel
Void/Strong: Death, Curse, Nerve, Mind
Number of Press Turns: 12  (less than 18)
Tip: You want to do your best to kill Baal Avatar with out her comrades 
joining her.  After you deliver so much damage she will summon them, and her
life will be fully restrored thanks to Ose, which is very anoying.
You need to deal a large amount of damage in one round such that you kill her
before she has the chance to summon them. Focus and Freikugel or Divine Shot
are great here.  Also max your offense and lower her defense before you go on
the offensive.  You can take a little bit of damage from her off the front,
just make sure its not enough to make her summon her comrades.

CONGRATS YOU’RE DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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VIII Special Thanks and Contributors

If you have any information you would like to be added to the FAQ, then email
me or leave a message on the forum.  I would update the FAQ and put your screen
name and contribution here.

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IX Copy Write Info

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