.hack//Outbreak Walkthrough
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                                by Sincados Urameshi.
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I. Intro.
 (A)Legal briefing....LIKE WE CARE!
II. Walkthrough .hack//Outbreak. The Infection is spreading.. What now?
III. Grunty raising...easy as 1..2..3!
VI. Goblins...DELT WITH AND WERE PELTED...in the toilet.
V. Side-quests
VI. .hack//Sign Ghost hunt. Collect them all!
VII. Credits.

I. Introduction: OK, so now this is the third installment of four, game series
of .hack. Just to review from what last happened in .hack//Mutation, Kite, and
BlackRose warped back to Lamda server. Kite begins to wonder if what they are
doing is right. BlackRose yells at Kite, and logs out. Kite then is left alone.
Where we begin .hack//Outbreak.

  (A)Legal Briefing....LIKE WE CARE! Well than you all know the drill, if not
well then. LISTEN UP! I have taken the time to make this lovely FAQ up... For
all you gamers out there <Aww, I know I should't have, I know, but I did>. Ok,
now this here for all personal handy-work, media of any sort, and big-name
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Bandai. .hack and all related characters, names, logos, distinctive likeness,
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will be enforced.....IF I feel like it, right. Just DON'T BE AN ARSE! ..and
we'll all get along.  Sincados Productions L.P. (c)2000-2003 Sincados.

Walkthrough .hack//Outbreak.... The Infection is spreading... What now?
You will start off with a conversation with BlackRose. From there, go to your
desktop <Altimit> and check your e-mail, and news.

Servers to visit in .hack//Outbreak:
Delta <Infection>
Theta <Infection>
Lambda <Mutation>
Sigma *new!* <Outbreak>
Omega *final server in series, .hack//Qurantine!*
Ok for this FAQ, I'm gonna follow more closley and include e-mails, and such.
so when you check your e-mails there will be two. One of the is from CC Corp
tellin you about the changes to the game <graphically, and such.. BUT, it will
not affect your gameplay, ok intresting>. Also aside from that, YOU WILL NOT BE
and be prepared to yell at yourself for dying... Maybe. The other e-mail is
from Wiseman, sayin he wont be around to help you due to some circumstances
<not bein able to be called, nope, no one can be called, sucks doesn't it?>.
SO, now check out the news. Some cell phone news and for Helba being the reason
behind the people playing The World going in to comas. Sure, and Im a Llama,
who eats candied beats... Im not. CC Corp is using Helba as an excuse of their
stupidity and are being irrational on the subject, since more people are going
into comas. Well then, on to the Message Board <MB>.
Ok, so you arrvive on-line, and whats this, new MB posts, ALRIGHT! New
features, like grunty search, and other fine, fun stuff. Log in to find Mia,
actin whacky, and spazes out on Kite... Word, huh?
<So that's what Aromatic grass is for, ok! So, Onward!>
Ok, log back out on to the MB there will be a post about a floating red wand
going around, and stuff "Phantom Wand". Ooh spooky, eh? It also will talk about
twin blade user... that nobody remembers.. so sad indeed. Anyway the keyword
they give you is Lambda Stalking Betrayed Nothingness. A lv. 70 dungeon, that
you can either wait til you get your party members, OR be like me and countless
Anywho so you can do so, but besides that <you can wait, it's ok> you need to
log in. Why? Well, I'll tell you. You will receive new e-mail from good 'ol
Mistral wanting to meet Kite at Delta root town -Mac Anu-and Bandai. So log out
check the e-mail. Then check out the ne MB posts.
There will be posts of the test ver. A player who encounters a data bug, and
other players going into comas, and one about some person buying "Epitaph of
Twilight".... Ok, so how much did the fruitcake pay for it? I dunno, anyway

Anyway, go on over to Delta server and find Mistral.......A PREGNANT
HOUSEWIFE!! WORD MAN, WORD! So, ya she won't be of any use for you until....
then... *hint hint* Ok if your'e desperate in finding out when it's in
.hack//Qurantine. Happy? Good! I sorta had a hint since seh COOKS,and CLEANS,
and always BURNS HER FOOD, and DOES LAUNDRY. So anyway, you then will be
mysteriously warped to Lambda server. Talk to BlackRose, and ya Kite questions
if they are doing the right thing. A little late INDEED! Sheesh. Anyway
BlackRose will say she'll be on-line if you need to call her... don't count on
it friend. SHE WON'T, why because I say so, and don't try to call her, NO ONE
CAN STILL BE BROUGHT INTO YOUR PARTY. Not for long though:) yay!

So you will go log out, read the posts, one for Orca. How he was last
investigating this place. keyword Sigma Chatting Snarling Twins.... "But its a
new server I don't have!" YES! You are correct my fellow smurf. Indeed, that is
why you should go CHECK YOUR E-MAIL! So do that, and Bandai will give the
e-mail saying "HEY, HEY YOU! YA YOU! Sigma sever is now OPEN. So go there, have
fun, get bushwacked. OH ya!"
You will also get a e-mail from BlackRose talkin about... what she said..
a..few minutes ago.. SO ya, go to login, and go to the new, the hot, the SIGMA
Sigma server Root Town---Fort Ouoph---
You can go around, and buy stuff, maybe save not. Your call. Prep for your
making to the dungeon that is lv. 70. Dun worry, it's a pretty weak level for
lv. 70. Hey guess WHAT! GATE HACK MAN! WOO-HOO! You only need like 2 E virus
cores so you should have a lot of them from previous accounts in the other game.
Sigma Server---Chattering Snarling Twins---
If you raised a grunty when you were in the Sigma Server root town, like a
Noble Grunty even, I think you might wanna use that or run to the dungeon. I
guess this dungeon is a little hard. I didn't think so but maybe for others,
needless to say you will need healing stuff.

Sigma Server---Chattering Snarling Twins---B1:OK, so now you are in the
dungeon. So go North, north, north, and NORTH AGAIN!
Sigma Server---Chattering Snarling Twins---B2: North, more north, eastbound,
and then you can either go east or west, doesn't matter, they lead to the top.
Sigma Server---Chattering Snarling Twins---B3: North, east, north, north, west,
north, and north.
Sigma Server---Chattering Snarling Twins---B4:Ok last floor woo-hoo. OK as a
tip, you should use Fairy Orbs. They help dungeon exploration time, and esp. in
the really, really long ones. Ok, so go straight.
Whats this? Balmung in trouble!? "OK, I'll kick some ass, seeing how only I
can! No, leave it to me Balmung!"

Boss fight: /onB=11^$&a(Ironball Titan)
OK your first boss fight of the new game. Should be fun. Ok well basically use
elemental attacks, and whatever attacks. The boss may do some "schnerious" HP
damage to you, pending on your level, and equip. Balmung will attack constantly
so ya, you may want to heal him when the need arises. After you see those purty
words of AWESOMENESS, Data Drain the bugger. After the fight you get Virus Core
Oh ya you go to that wierd room and get Epitaph 02. That voice is fmiliar I
know it from somewhere, <Helba voice actor?> Maybe.
Sigma Server Root Town---Fort Ouoph
Ok, so go save or whatever you please. After so, go check the MB posts <grunty
stuff>, and then your e-mail. BlackRose says "Meet me at the 'place', you know
Delta Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground. Got it, good, NOW GET HERE!" But, before
you go to her demand, read the news for some...news...ya, and then go.
Delta Server---Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground---
OK, just go in there and watch some scenes regarding how BlackRose has a
brother, and he's in a coma. Intresting... Talk and warp out, and log out.
Ok, once you logged out you see new MB posts. Origin of The World.. MORE GOBLIN
FUN.......yay.... And a new player to the game wants some help. Heh Heh Heh,
Seniority rules... Right.. so ya, go on to your desktop, and see how you've
become quite popular. Everyone couldn't conncet for some reason... I dunno.
The few e-mails that have impoortance are the following:
Sanjuro, Gardenia, Nuke, Marlo, Wiseman; Helba <V-cores>. And that newbie. So
heres your "To do list".
                         TO DO LIST:
Goblins- Sigma Detestable Gambler's Sunny Demon

YOUR party members:
Sanjuro: He needs help with the some dungeon contest; quiz thing, to get a
sword at Sigma Soaring Sky Madness Compass.

Gardenia: It's YOU! So you get a E-Mai telling you to go to Sigma Dolorous
Promised Clavicle. Flowers!? Sale!? Word man, word.....

Marlo: Plain and simple, right to the point. Trying to find the Necrotic Eye

Nuke: Wants to do a show....thing... Ya, he blabs on and on, so ya, go to Sigma
Attracting Fated Ebb and Flow. "Seems appropriate for me doesn't it?"

Wiseman:  Wants you to meet him at Sigma Root Town to talk about the Cursed
Wave..... WOAH! A Cursed Wave whats that? Well you will find out.
*Reply: Roger!

Helba: What virus cores are available on which server. Thats a lot now. Well,
you don't have to do this ya I know.

Message Board posts- The newbie who needs help....Sigma Cracked Worst Milestone.

Necrotic Eye- Sigma Spun Bloody Tragedy....sounds like fun!
Sigma Server Root Town Fort Ouoph----
Ok well what ever you start off to, you will meet Wiseman first. He talks of
the Cursed Wave, and the Epitaph, and influence, and you get a gift. Virus Core
O, again.
You can log out to view new mail from Wiseman, or continue on your journey to
So in the inbox, Wiseman instructs you to meet with Helba in Net Slum. A DIRECT
LINK ALRIGHT! Lambda Pulsating Truth's Core, is the words. Get a party ready
before you venture there.
Lambda Server---Pulsating Truth's Core---
Once you arrive, one of the old player data, or missing data, or whatever gives
you Helba's message. It is to go to Sigma Tested Quicksilver Valkyrie alone.
Oh, but before you leave, you get a lovely parting gift... a data bug... how

Boss fight: Har*y/ue:n (Harpy Queen)
EASY!! Just hit the wench with Earth. MMMM! BBQ Harpy Queen <Hungry, Thirsty,
oh thank Harpy, or Harpys 'R Us...sutpid I know, AND I ALSO DON'T CARE!>.  As
your prize, you get another VIRUS CORE O! Must be pretty useful <tasty>. So you
will warp out with victory in your Extreme Gulp.
----------------------A SIDE NOTE FROM ME------------------------------
Ok, now ya you could go and beat some Goblin arse, but Im going to continue the
story. If you want to fight the Goblins now, OK DO SO! Go in the Goblin section
for tips. Other than that it would be best to go get the newbie. Since I don't
put this in the SIDE-QUEST section. Do it, then you'll have all the characters
in the Vol. 3 of the .hack series. So get your raid party set, and head out to
Sigma Cracked Worst Milestone. OF course after you save, just for your own
insurance. GO!
---Sigma Cracked Worst Milestone---
Enter the field, and search for the dungeon. Once you enter, there will be a
person looking for the newbie as well. They dunno either so what to do... GO
---Sigma Cracked Worst Milestone---B1:  North, North, West, West, North, and
North.... "Whats up?"
---Sigma Cracked Worst Milestone---B2:  North.... go down them stairs slave!
---Sigma Cracked Worst Milestone---B3:  North, West, North, North, East, and
EAST! ALRIGHT! Wait.... That's not them....DAMMIT!
So, at the end of the 3rd level, guess what... your right! YOU MUST GO ONWARD
EVEN MORE! So keep going.
---Sigma Cracked Worst Milestone---B4: Go straight, North, and North.
---Sigma Cracked Worst Milestone---B5: Go North, Gott Statue is to the Westward
way... Get it first. AWESOME, you found..her!? A Heavy Axe-woman? ALRIGHT MORE
AWESOME, now Piros is out of a job! No it's definetly not Subaru. Ryoko is lv.
1 and it doesn't take long at all to raise her affection rating. Making it teh
easiest to get up to 750.
Oh well, Warp out, and check e-mail, and MB stuff.
Ok, so you will get an e-mail of introduction-like proportions from Terejima
Ryoko, and wanting YOU to help her get a rare item <Sigma Generous Bemused
Virgin.... Heh Heh Heh, FUNNY, whatever>. That's her real name too. Another
post of Goblin challenge if you beat it. You can then advance the plot or! Do
some funky cool spliffin side-quests. Up to you Holmes.

**Goblin fight at Sigma Detestable Gambler's Messenger.
*********************SIDE-QUESTS AVAILABLE NOW************************


Ok, if you coninued from Side-quests here you go. GO TO Sigma Tested
Quicksilver Valkyrie.
---Sigma Tested Quicksilver Valkyrie---
Once you arrive here do what you like. For others who are paranoid and ask
"What if the boss is really hard?" Fear not friend, just buy a lot of Healing
Potions, or what have you, any "Bloods" at the store, useful scrolls. This is a
precaution if you maybe are at a low level. I had no problem. Also leveling up
is a plus <+>. It helps to whoop some enemy arseage. Ok ONWARD! TO THE DUNGEON

---Sigma Tested Quicksilver Valkyrie---B1: As you enter go straight, go north,
and down them infamous stairs.
---Sigma Tested Quicksilver Valkyrie---B2: North, here you can go either way
East, or West both will meet together. Once they do, go South. If you are
wondering, ya they both have the same number of magic portals. So you don't get
jipped... Aren't you lucky!
---Sigma Tested Quicksilver Valkyrie---B3: North-ward, or forward. Go North,
Gott Statue is in NE wayward.
Once you arrive you find yourself in a early Christmas situation. THANK YOU
salute the bugger to a drink!

Boss Fight: &om<d Go=(Comad Goo)
Well, you might want to heal after every 1-2 hists. It may hurt, but only for a
minute. If you are at a  high level. CONGRATS MY FRIEND! Anyone else lower, heh
heh heh, ouchie is you. So heal when hit, alternate with skills, and healing.
If you went and got Sora's Blades,well you will have no problem. When the words
of the great almighty Kite, Data Drain 'em. The normal one may hurt you more
than the Data bug ver. How I dunno. Use any skills, scrolls, heal, Sleep for an
ex. works well. Ya, it usually does. Useful in the Goblin hunt as well. Anywho,
after it is said and done.... VIRUS CORE R! Oh, ya..Helba will come popping out
of somewhere, and say "good job, you passed the test." What is it with tests
these days!?
Anyword-way, you log out, check the e-mail, and MB.
Ok you get e-mail from Wiseman, something hiding in Sigma Turbulent
Distrusting Ice Wall... WHATS NEW!  Also you should bring BlackRose, and
Wiseman himself. Aura also e-mails you.... OK! NO posts on the board, so log
back in.
Once you log back in, and your'e at Sigma, some random follower of Wiseman will
give you Virus Core O. ANYWAY, call up Wiseman and BlackRose. Then venture on
over to Sigma Turbulent Distrusting Ice Wall. HEY! AWESOME GATE HACKING, Ya

Your requirements:
*1 Virus Core H
4 Virus Core O
1 Virus Core G
*If you need a Virus Core H, you will need to go about Sigma Server and DD a
medium sized enemy... NICE, well Good luck, and those V Core H's will be USED A

**E-mail Notice**
---Sigma Turbulent Distrusting Ice Wall---
As you warp into the level, you will converse with Helba... Where is she!?
Anyway you are forewarned of a battle that will be intense... We'll see about
that. Anywho, enter to the dungeon.

---Sigma Turbulent Distrusting Ice Wall---B1: North, West, North, North, East,
North, North... NEXT!
---Sigma Turbulent Distrusting Ice Wall---B2: North, North, North, West, South,
South! OI!
---Sigma Turbulent Distrusting Ice Wall---B3: North North, East, East, North,
North, and NORTH!
---Sigma Turbulent Distrusting Ice Wall---B4: FORWARD MARCH!

HEAL! CAST ANY STRENGTHENING SPELLS, AND then enter th mist to whoop some

Boss Fight: Phase 4 Fidichell the Prophet
This guy may seem pathetic, because he is.
This battle is pretty easy, all his attacks can do some damage to you, as well
as his Data Drain... HEY THAT'S MY SKILL! First off just atack, and heal when
needed. Esspecially after his aatacks to all of your characters. When Protect
Break occurs, DD him like he is what he is... Cardboard, or break down the
wall... or whatever. For DD him you get Segment 2. Then after kick his wussy
After you smoke him like a cigar, he wil make a profecy... OK MORPHEUS! Anyway
go check your e-mail, and news, and posts on the MB. <LOOK MOM I MADE NO BOO
Ok, check the news first for a change... "Hey did I do all that?" Guess so.
Maybe that fruitcake did something to all that stuff. ya!
Then go check your e-mail. One from before <that **E-mail notice** I flashed
above, ya that was it> is from Ryoko. Seems she tells you all about her self,
and you are her friend now. Cool! Another E-mail from BlackRose, it's about
boyfriends... Kite can you take a hint man, C'MON! She so wants you man! Reply
No. and be on your way back into the game.
Once you log back in, you'll see Mia actig 'Normal' around Elk, but then Kite
caomes along, and she goes wack...again. Too much aromatic grass Mia, way too
much. For the record, YOU CAN NOT USE MIA AND ELK FOR .HACK//OUTBREAK. Hmm, Oh,
well, you'll get them back in the next one.
Ok, an e-mail notice, go log out, and check it out.

So, uncle Lios sends you a message on how you should  go to Sigma's Weapon Shop
for info on an infected area. As you make hayway , at the shop, you see a
little skirmish scene with Balmung and Lios. It seems Lios is just using
you..OBVIOUSLY! He then instructs you to go to the chaos gate. He Will then
tell you to go to Sigma Rising Implacable Sipping Bug, and recieve Virus Core
P... OH THANK YOU OH GREAT ONE! Invite Balmung, and your other choice... Not
much really to choose from, eh? I know.. I took Wiseman.
Some reason you need to gate hack here. Ok, well here are the requirements:

2 Virus Core H
2 Virus Core I
1 Virus Core P

<Heh Heh Heh, it says HIP. Ya, its hip, its cool, its happening!> Another side
note, if you have been using 2128, you DON'T get any Cores, but items. So you
need to use the Original Data Drain.. Ok?
---Sigma Rising Implacable Sipping Bug---
As you enter Lios will say "Yo!"....maybe not, he will talk to you and whatnot.
He will then disappear. He, as usual, is as of no help. Bossy fruitcake. When
you wander in the dungeon, he will make his dramatic entrance as usual, and
then say he'll be on the bottom level. HEY I WANT A RIDE!

---Sigma Rising Implacable Sipping Bug---B1: North, West, North, East, North,
North, West, North, North.
---Sigma Rising Implacable Sipping Bug---B2: North, North, West, North, West,
North, North... next lv.
---Sigma Rising Implacable Sipping Bug---B3: North,West, North, East, North...
Here you will become Arnold...Ok, maybe not.
BUT You are the EXTERMINATOR! of Data Bugs....

Boss Fight: Ti&e Vi^ito$ (Time Visitor)
This boss is simply easy.. All you do is attack. It casts some magic, but it
sucks, so don't worry. It may do some significant damage to you.. or notsome
decent spells and hit fairly hard. In the drained form it has only like 2,400
HP, so make mince meat out of it. AND YOUR PRIZE! For draining the little
bugger, you get Virus Core Q!
After you defeat the Time Visitor<s>, Lios will appear and chat about the
infection, and virus getting stronger as well. The company is thinking about
destroying the servers to prevent "The World"
from causing any further damage to the outside world. Kite and them get a
little pissed.
Anyway, you get auto-gated back to town BEFORE you can get the Gott Statue....
IT REALLY SUCKS... Anyway Piros wants you to venture with him... HOW FUN!
...NOT... Go to Sigma Dying Windmill's Neigh.
Bring Piros, and your other GOOD/GREAT/ULTRA FANTASTIC choice to his little gig.
**E-mail Notice** Also Rachel Will send a thing about opening a delivery
service. She want's your HELP. Oh bother.
---Sigma Dying Windmill's Neigh---
---Sigma Dying Windmill's Neigh---B1: North, West, North, and MORE NORTH.
---Sigma Dying Windmill's Neigh---B2: North, East, North, West, North, North.
---Sigma Dying Windmill's Neigh---B3: North. North, East, North, and the Gott
Statue is North.
OK, I like this part out of the whole game. You'll see why. At the end here you
get all this "rare" items, and Piros wants them. SO, you give them up and he
equips them....LOL! Funny...He gets almost every single status in the game. I
like it, the fruitcake! He will then gate out, and leave you. If you call him
later though, he's not 'cursed'. A hint that it was just thrown in to make you
laugh for 10 seconds. Log out for e-mail, and MB posts.
An e-mail form Aura. It says to meet her at Sigma Root Town. Then on the MB,
another post of Goblin Tag. If you have done so, do this one, if not, well,
wahtever. Its hosted at Sigma Detestable Gambler's Scent. Once you log back in,
pending on your affection rating with your party members <Check your Ryu Book 5
for info>. If its at 750, then you'll get these e-mails. Check the E-MAIL
SECTION for more info.

Check the MB again, a post about Rachel's Delivery Service. Exit back to
desktop, or log back out you'll get more e-Mail Yet again. So again CHECK THE
E-MAIL SECTION FOR DETAILS! Check the board yet AGIAN, and back out more
E-MAIL! After all that, go log in and visit Aura.
---Sigma Server Root Town Fort Ouoph---
When you log back in BlackRose will talk to you and states Balmung wants to
talk to you. BlackRose will insult Balmung, and Balmung will gate in, and
BlackRose will studder, and Balmung will then apologize to Rose. Aura then
speaks to Kite telepathically, telling him to go to Lambda Merciless Grieving
Furnace. So lets pack up and boogey! To the MB!
Ok, go check the MB, and read the posts. Rachel canceled her delivery service.
GOOD! In the news, you have info on The World cuasing disaster to the real
world. Equip yourself for a fight that'll happen soon.
Once you are ready, head on over to lambda server, equip yourself a team, head
to Lambda Merciless Grieving Furnace. Of course your team will have to be
BlackRose and Balmung... SCHWAY!! ONWARD!
---Lambda Merciless Grieving Furnace---
---Lambda Merciless Grieving Furnace---B1: North, East, West, West, North,
---Lambda Merciless Grieving Furnace---B2: North all THE WAY!! YI!!
---Lambda Merciless Grieving Furnace---B3: Go into the purple mist of
happiness... Ya...
So, Aura will appear, take her segement 2, Lios will appear, watch, Aura will
DISAPPEAR, and Cubia will APPEAR, and Unlce Lios will be Shocked.... All this
happens at once.

Boss Fight: Ciubia....again.
Ok, you fight Cubia once again. How fun. So all you do is attack the cores.
They will alternate between Physical Tolerance and Magical Tolerance. You know
what to do when that happens. Also when you defeat teh major core you will be
attacked by one of Cubia's major attacks. Also there are little cores that
attack you. After you fight Cubia and defeat the fool, and he will go away off
waiting in some dark region to fight you in .hack//Quarantine. Lios will also
gate out and vanish. You will then gate out, thinking about Cubia and what next
to do. So tehy turn to Uncle Lios for help.. Before so, log out check mail, and
MB posts.
Ok, go check out the MB posts.. If you have continued the Goblin hunt, then
there will be a post about a challenge.. Also e-mail from BlackRose wanting to
meet you in Lambda Server Root Town Carmina Gadelica. Also she says to read teh
MB again to see something.
Check the board to see that a post is to Helba about "Waiting for you in
paradise." Well paradise if you remember, to teh lost, corrupted data is Net
Slum. So, go there (lambda Pulsating Truth's Core). There you will see Uncle
Lios talking about wanting to stop Helba, and such. After a few minutes of idle
chit chat, Lios says "I will give you a test." OH YAY! A TEST! In this test you
will have to get a virus core from the lowest level of a dungeon, without using
data drain. If you read the MB posts, some players got Virus Cores... WORD! So
if you can complete this mission, Uncle Lios will join you, and your crew of
homies. Go to Sigma Sorrowful Sweltering Arena.
---Sigma Sorrowful Sweltering Arena---
As soon as you gate in, Lios will make a reminder of not using your data drain.
After he speaks his words of wisdom, head for the dungeon.

---Sigma Sorrowful Sweltering Arena---B1: North, East, North, North...
---Sigma Sorrowful Sweltering Arena---B2: North, West, North, North, North
---Sigma Sorrowful Sweltering Arena---B3: North, North, North, East, North rest
of the way.
---Sigma Sorrowful Sweltering Arena---B4: North, North, North.
---Sigma Sorrowful Sweltering Arena---B5: Northbound yo!
ENTER THE MIST OF Purple-y stuff that no-one knows is. HEY A DATA BUG, AWESOME!
You get to fight a data bug with no Data Drain.

Boss fight:  Maga*umk\ro
Holy crap man, this is easy. Just attack and heal when necessary. He will fall
pretty quick. Beat him to only get a normal virus core, and find out that Lios
made that data bug FOR YOU. Jeez thanks. Anyway, Helba comes in, and says that
Lios is in, and CC Corp. wanting to destroy the servers. Lios will become a
little pissy and leave... He joins your noble cause though, so don't worry.
After so, log out and read the MB posts and any e-mail.
On the MB you read a post to go to Sigma Fleeting Fallow Chaos. No important
stuff to read in mail or anything else. Go to the place here, and HACK, HACK,

1 Virus Core G
2 Virus Core H
1 Virus Core Q
2 Virus Core I
---Sigma Fleeting Fallow Chaos---
Go to dungeon. The dungeon of happy-ness-ness-ooga booga......... ya..

---Sigma Fleeting Fallow Chaos---B1: North, North, East, North, North, North.
---Sigma Fleeting Fallow Chaos---B2: North, North, West, North, North..
---Sigma Fleeting Fallow Chaos---B3: North, North, West, North, ......NORTH! TO

Boss fight: S=ar $at&r Star Eater
Such an easy battle its like having ice cream and cake, times 3 1/2 gallons of
hot fudge with it also in ice cream <Jenny would go NUTS!> Ahh! so ya, he hits
a few times, does a ice spell, and data drain compatiple for 15-20 or more
seconds. YOU GET A REGULAR VIRUS CORE!! YAY!! So... What was the point, someone
got desperate.
OK, back on the MB it seems that there is a mysterious room at Sigma Resonating
False Grasslands. Again virus core H are hard to get well.

1 Virus Core G
3 Virus Core H
1 Virus Core R
1 Virus Core I

---Sigma Resonating False Grasslands---B1: North, West, North for the rest of
the way.
---Sigma Resonating False Grasslands---B2: North, North, North, South, South,
---Sigma Resonating False Grasslands---B3: North, North, North, North, East,
---Sigma Resonating False Grasslands---B4: No directions needed. NO PURPLE MIST
Once at the end you come to another strange room... Coolness... You'll here
more talky, talky and get the Epitaph 03. BACK TO TOWN!
Well, e-mail saying go to Net Slum... no people to bring... hey they be there
sweet. Helba talks of the plan of action. Talk more, and Wiseman will say he'll
e-mail you when everything is ready.
So log out. ON the MB more people talkin of comas. Log in to see Elk, lookin
for Mia as always... Sorry yo. Log out and read.
OK! Last of the game here. Read e-mail self explainitory here. Now go to Net
Slum... YA GO KITE!
You will then be transported back to town. Get preped up. And then go back to
where you first met Balmung. Sigma Chatting Snaring Twins... YAY!
---Sigma Chatting Snaring Twins---

---Sigma Chatting Snaring Twins---B1: North all the way
---Sigma Chatting Snaring Twins---B2: North, East or West, no matter, just end
up goin North.
---Sigma Chatting Snaring Twins---B3: North, West,North, North, East, North,
and North.
---Sigma Chatting Snaring Twins---B4: YOINK MAN!

When you are ready, enter the haze and prepare for destruction!

Last Boss fight <story mode> PHASE 5 GORRE <two of them>
Ok, to make it known one side is magic tolerance and the other is physical
tolerance. Figure it out, cmon you have played this before!
His attacks can kill you, if you are not paying attention. Data drain is also
used on YOU. It also will do some attack that spins like a top, using some
thunder to kill at least 2 of your cool cats <characters>. So also besides
those avoidances, heal, and attack. Resurrect when needed, use any
strengthening skills you may have. HIT ,HIT, NEVER QUIT!
Data draining him you get Virus Core V!
After you DD him he has 6000 HP and no more pesky P/M tolerances. So you can
whoop his two faced arse, kick both cheeks, ya mofo what up now! Laugh at him
when he dies cuz he is weak, and you are strong. He is food for you. If you are
weak you die, and if you are strong you live. Ya go Kenshin! Oh, sorry, got
with seemingly idea of 'the tides are turning.'  This is the end, but you have
all this left to do, so good luck, and until the next volume, and so. LATER!

~FIN~ PT. 3
********************RASING GRUNTY'S EASY AS 1..2..3..******************
Ok you wanted them, so you have them. HERE YOU GO:

I used these two formulas. So...

In Sigma Servers Grunty Farm you can raise the following:

Noble Grunty:
The BASIC and default Grunty in ALL of the Servers Towns. Not really special. A
little thing for those who hate this grunty. Keep talkin to it, and he will
start to hate you. My friends noticed it in Mutation. I laughed when I saw what
he says to you. "MON AMI!"

24 or 25 Golden Eggs, or anything really.

Aqua Grunty:
One of the more... Unique Gruntys in the game. All water and Kite doesn't
drown, OR sink. I like 'em better than Noble though... Actually all others but
Noble Grunty. "Glubglubglub..."

10 Golden Eggs
6 Invisible Eggs
5 Cordyceps
3 La Pumpkin

Milky Grunty:
better than Noble Grunty. She makes an intresting comment to Kite when you make
her an adult... *cough* Animals...and Kite??? ......ANYWAY!

11 Golden Eggs
5 Invisble Eggs
6 Cordyceps
3 La Pumpkin

OH WELL! I had to do my friends' races for them. NOT THAT HARD PEOPLE!

Iron Grunty on THETA SERVER
Boney Grunty on LAMBDA SERVER
Aqua Grunty on SIGMA SERVER

Also on Sigma server make sure to start immediately to the left, then go
through the middle on left side, and get the purple flag, taking corners
sharply and such, it helps. ALSO HOLD DOWN ON THE ANALOG STICK, it may help...
MAY! OK, later!
***********************SIDE-QUESTS SECTION EL GRANDE*******************
Ok, I don't count Ryoko's joining your party as a "side-quest", it is sorta
necessary really.... I know it's not, but THIS IS MY FAQ. So ya first we will
start with Sora in the Lv. 70 dungeon BECAUSE IT REALLY IS a side-quest. IT IS
NOT HARD AT ALL. I got through this lv. at 55 so you really shouldn't have a
probablem <first as I got it>.
Sora---Lambda Stalking Betrayed Nothingness---

Lambda Stalking Betrayed Nothingness---B1:  North, West, North, North, East,
South, and South again.
Lambda Stalking Betrayed Nothingness---B2:  Go straight, East, South, South,
West, North, North, and North.
Lambda Stalking Betrayed Nothingness---B3: KEEP GOING STRAIGHT-WARD... YA

When you get to the end of the level, you'll see Skeiths wand come along, and
you'll hear "Bingo". Sora appears ad will say "Thank you" in a telepathical
type deal.  Kite somehow understands, and receives da da da daaa SORA'S BLADES.
They be fun, awesome, cool, super-neat-o-coolies, and all that and a bag of
chips... Sora, some say, you get in then next volume. Well, you figure it out,
I already know. I like keeping it to myself, heh heh heh. Ok next quest....
Sanjuro's complication, Kite the QUIZMASTER!
---Sigma Soaring Sky Madness Compass---
OK, Sanjuro needs help, and your gonna do it. So... Do it. Ok warp on over to
Sigma Soaring Sky Madness Compass, and take the challenge. As you enter the
dungeon, you will be greeted by a quizmaster dude. He says you have to answer
questions right in order to get the ultimate prize, and proceed correctly doing
so. Use a Fairys Orb, if you want.... Like it'll help. PSSST! ?'s answered here:


Q. A ____ earned is a _____ saved.

A. penny

Q. Patience is a _____

A. Virtue

Q. A ___ in need is a _____ indeed

A. Friend

Q. Two heads are better than _____

A. One

Q. One man's junk is another man's _____


Wow, and Sanjuro could't answer those REALLY, REALLY EASY ?'s. C'MON! Anywho
Sanjuro will get a new sword... Good for him, and he gives you Secret: Reason.
Nice, NEXT!
Gardenia, the ODD-one wants you to follow her. Ok, why you so wierd Gardenia?
---Sigma Dolorous Promised Clavicle---
Gardenia=wierd to the max.....Life is like a flower?...Whatever here...

---Sigma Dolorous Promised Clavicle---B1: North, North, North...WEST...NORTH,
---Sigma Dolorous Promised Clavicle---B2: North, North, West, North,West, NORTH!
---Sigma Dolorous Promised Clavicle---B3: A small room, YOU find it. Very easy,
you should really rely on FAIRY ORBS, they be great.

After you get the Gott statue, Gardenia puts on a little show acting like she
might leave... A FLOWER SALE WTF! LOL it is funny though, Kite you so dumb
sometimes! SHE WAS MISUNDERSTOOD, YO! Confused, YET!?
---Sigma Spun Bloody Tragedy---
Marlo, will think, and ingore you... Seems like him... ON TO THE FIGHT!

---Sigma Spun Bloody Tragedy---B1: Go North, North, North, West, North.
---Sigma Spun Bloody Tragedy---B2: Venture straight-ly, and Go NORTH, NORTH,
---Sigma Spun Bloody Tragedy---B3: Just go forward rest of the way...

A floating EYE! WOO-HOO! KILL IT! Looks like this will be fun. If you brought
another person along for this fight, like Balmung, it'll be easier than pie.
The eye has 4450 HP, and MAGIC TOLERANCE. Just attack, and watch them dwindle
away. After the fight, see the softer side of As you enter the last room you
see the Necrotic Eye, a very intimidating monster.just like Nuke, this is an
old score to settle.  And then Marlo shows a soft...er side.... Sort of. ANYWAY
Puttin on another show, Ladies and Gents...NUKE USAGIMARU!
---Sigma Attracting Fated Ebb and Flow---
 "Sigma Attracting Fated Ebb and Flow."

---Sigma Attracting Fated Ebb and Flow---B1: Straight, Straight, Right,
---Sigma Attracting Fated Ebb and Flow---Up, Left, Straight
---Sigma Attracting Fated Ebb and Flow---B2: Straight, Up, Straight
---Sigma Attracting Fated Ebb and Flow---B3: Use Fairy Orb to find Gott
Statue... Go North, North, North....At the end... YOU SEE.... A really, really
enemy. Kill IT! A Wander Demon.... oooooooh Im so scared. Just attack it, it'll
fall like no other. Nuke will talk for a bit. ONWARD NEXT, the LAST SIDE QUEST.
Little Ryoko, time to kick arse! This is YOUR dungeon!
---Sigma Generous Bemused Virgin--- heh heh, they made a funny!
Ok, Ryoko is probably at a considerably weak level. NOT TO FEAR, you can do
this with her alone, cuz you are Kite, DD master. She will level up fairly
fast... Ah the good ol' days. Anyway, let's a go!
OK, first off trying to clear the field may not be the smartest thing you've
ever done since eating paste. since the enemies are like all Data bugs. You
COULD DIE! Oh well, its not my game. Again monsters here are bugged..... HAVE
SOME MAJOR FUN... Right....

---Sigma Generous Bemused Virgin---B1: Go north a room, than East four rooms,
then head south....down em stairs! <Thanks for clarifiaction, and checkin,

---Sigma Generous Bemused Virgin---B2: YOU find it... USE THE FAIRY ORBS! Ok,
each side goes around <circles> to the exit, which lies North so go West, or
---Sigma Generous Bemused Virgin---B3: Follow your nose... er path.. Keep goin
straight. Fight. Kite is such the ladies man. Hey! you get the Gott statue at
the end! Awesome.
Help the business grow!
---Sigma Expansive Corrupted Ridgeline---
In a few areas a guy will tell you to deliver a red sword for a yellow cap to
Akai in the dungeon. THIS WILL BE SO POINTLESS!
On the second level, give the Red Sword to Akai...... HE DID WHAT!? He ends up
giving it to to Aoyama.  So you need to find him and give him Blue Boots for

---Sigma Expansive Corrupted Ridgeline---B1: North, North, West, North, North,
---Sigma Expansive Corrupted Ridgeline---B2: North, North, Northm East, North,
---Sigma Expansive Corrupted Ridgeline---B3: North, West, and go North all the
way for Gott Staue!
You then Deliver the Blue Boots to Aoyama.. Get the Yellow Cap. NOW you will be
warped to Kida. Give him the Yellow Cap... get paid 5000
GP. Find out it really was pointless... Like I said before.
MOON TIME ---Sigma Dying Grieving Battlefield---
Ya well, Moonstone rarely ever says anything...
---Sigma Dying Grieving Battlefield---B1: North, West, North for the rest...
---Sigma Dying Grieving Battlefield---B2: North, east, North, West, and North!
---Sigma Dying Grieving Battlefield---B3: Go straight...
When you open the Gott Statue, and get the Moon knife.....You will give it up,
to MoonStone, and he will give you Secret: Divine... Schway! Back to Sigma you

As far as these side-quests go, there is also the rare items you need for the
rare weapon, and armor trades. I have included them as well. Do no strain....
Whatever, so here you go:


      ***NOTE(X) in a Lady slot means that there is no lady item.***
Thanks to Veghesther@aol.com for the check up, and I apologize for any
inconvience to others.
---Area name---
*Item Name*                                __(Lady)  __(Rare) <--Check line to
keep trk. of item search rate, for both Lady Items. AND The necessary items for
the Rare trades with others)


---Sigma Noisy Sacred Ringing Ears---
3 Floor Tower                              __(Lady)   __(Rare Item)
Lady's Cap


---Sigma Unusual Ghostly Remnant---
Doll Amulet                                __(Lady)   __(Rare Item)
Lady's Mail


---Sigma Barking Hot-Blooded 500 Lohan---
Magnolia Miso                               _(Lady)   __(Rare Item)
Lady Gloves


---Sigma Ancient Destroyer's Battlefield---
Scent of Gero                              __(Lady)   __(Rare Item)
Lady Shoes


---Sigma Greedy Gambler's Drift---          _(Lady)   __(Rare Item)
Boxed Lunch
Lady Killers


---Sigma Entwined Prejudice Chaos---       X_(Lady)   __(Rare Item)
Rouge Fragment


---Sigma Tested Morphean Alchemy---        X_(Lady)   __(Rare Item)
Field's Deed


---Sigma Abrasive False Tragedy---         X_(Lady)   __(Rare Item)
Maiden's Plot


VI. Goblins...DELT WITH AND WERE PELTED...in the toilet.


---Sigma Detestable Gambler's Sunny Demon---
Ok, Goblin fights occur throughout the .hack games. You fight OF COURSE 5
rounds. So in Outbreak you will fight teh Goblins in TURBO speed. Sounds
CHALLENGING! Maybe. I found...NONE challenging. OK, so without further
digreesion, I give you the Goblin tricks and tips of the trade.
Stoneheny <difficulty 1 of 5> C'mon the first round of the new game. ALWAYS
easy. Esspecially this guy. Ok well, use a Speed Charm, chase after the bugger,
and simply either waste your time and use The Moon, to put the fool to sleep.
OR chase after and attack, OR chase and use.

Goblin Cap S

---Sigma Detestable Gambler's Messenger---
Another easy one. Well, use the same strategy as before. Then you'll be done.

Goblin Mail S

---Sigma Detestable Gambler's Scent---
The same really as before really. So, use that same strategy. As this really
won't pick up speed until of course Albert T, and Martina T. They are the only
fastest Goblins

Goblin Gloves S

---Sigma Detestable Gambler's New Truth---
Congrats you now face Albert T. The first to really annoy you. This is really
an easy fight. Use sleep, and attack quickly. You can put them all to sleep,
and quickly attack ONE. Just kill one at a time, or they will... wait they
don't heal.. At least I think they didn't, to me. Just one at a time, and use
sleep. Martina will be INSANELY EASY. I'll show you how.

Goblin Boots S

---Sigma Detestable Gambler's Gate* ---
OK, IT IS THE LAST GOBLIN ROUND YAY! The funny thing is, is that this is so
frickin easy. All you need to do is cast Dek Vorma, or use Beasts Bane, then
use The Moon, or Sleep on her <weapon that has it> and then equip to
Two-Together and use the LANCEOR CH skill on her, she will flop like a fish out
of water. Only 2 min of it and I was done. Do this until they all be dead. Good
luck and later until the 4th.

Imp's Praises
***Additional Info***
Some spiffin, happenin, fun stuff. I suggest the suggestion of checkin it out
yo. Here:

My favorite since Mutation:
Sigma Stalking Silent Fort Walls. A lv. 69 area, has Stares, Lichs, Star
Vikings, Dark Maidens, etc. IT ALWASYS HAS RARE Weapons, high level armor, and
good Exp. gaining.

Sigma Chosen Solitary White Devil - I've heard this has no encounters on the
gameFAQs board. A lv. 69 area. Should be intuiging for some.
Use the RANDOM WORD generator to spew out some fun lv. 70 keywords. Most of the
ones I have are all fire elemental, and....suck. I really dislike them. Here
are some better ones, lv. 69 or so.

(ex: Sigma Stalking Hopeless <keyword pt. C>
                               Dead Lands
                               Great Seal

Another side note after you beat Black Death you will receive about maybe 7 or
so images courtesy of CC Corp. Now that's some perks for all that effort.
Since we are on the Black Death subject in order to data drain him, YOU must
use magic on him. Even if it is about half or more of his health. It needs to
be done... In order to get Golden Yasha. So, use Dek Vorma, or Beasts Banes on


---Sigma---Tested Morphean Alchemy--- Vampire Blades
---Sigma---Entwined Prejudiced Chaos--- Kokoro, is a negative attack stat Twin
---Sigma---Abrasive False Tragedy--- Bear's sword, given to you by Bear himself.
OK, you asked for them, so HERE THEY ARE!!


Nuke: I see
Rachel: Badminton?
Marlo: Coolness
Moonstone: Dog?
Natsume: Food
Gardenia: Cute
Sanjuro: Yeah
Piros: Friendship
Wiseman: What is it like?
Black Rose: Unusual Weather
Balmung: Yeah it might be
Wiseman: Sounds Intresting
Piros: No..
Sanjuro: Yeah
Gardenia: What about them?
Natsume: Good Enough!
Moonstone: Puppies
Marlo: Sounds like
Rachel: Too dry
Nuke: I see...
Balmung: That's not true
Piros: Friends?
Nuke: RE: Man!
Rachel: Art Class
Moonstone: 30 minutes
Marlo:  Wannabe
Natsume:  Beef Stew
Gardenia: Don't Kiss up?
Wiseman: Digimon Cards...
Sanjuro: Ambidextrous
Balmung: I don't know

Later you get an E-Mail from Moonstone and Rachel. Check the SIDE-QUEST SECTION
FOR THOSE DETAILS. Description of E-mail (1) Rachel wants you to help her
deliver something to Sigma Expansive Corrupted Ridgeline. (2) MoonStone wants
you to help him get the Moon Knife at Sigma Dying Grieving Battlefield. Those
are the details.. GO!

.hack//Sign Ghost hunt... COLLECT THEM ALL!
Ok, this little side-quest will be available ONLY after you see all the scenes
at Delta Hidden forbidden Holy Ground. IF you haven't I reccomend you do so.
The Sign characters will appear, only one at a time. IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER.
Happy hunting, y'all!
1=Delta Server
2=Theta Server
3=Lambda Server
4=Sigma Server
Mimiru:                                                  ----GIFT------
1. Where you first met Mia in ally near Scroll shop.     Healing Elixir
2. By Grunty Farm.                                       Emperor's soul
1. Weapon shop.                                          Noble Wine
3. Grunty Farm.                                          Energy Sutras
4. On path from Elf's Haven to Grunty Farm.              Spirit Sutras
2. Behind Save shop.                                     Golden Grunty
BT:                                                      ----GIFT------
3. Between the three shops at end of path.               Healing Elixir
4. Between Weapon and Scoll shops.                       Emperor's Soul
2. By Scroll shop.                                       Noble Wine
1. Item shop                                             Energy Sutras
4. Between Item shop and Elf's Haven.                    Spirit Sutras
3. Grunty Farm.                                          BT's Wand
Bear:                                                    ----GIFT------
2. By Item, and Elf's Haven.                             Healing Elixir
1. In alley where Mimiru/Mia were.                       Emperor's Soul
3. Weapon shop.                                          Noble Wine
4. Between Elf Haven and Save Shop.                      Energy Sutras
2. By Grunty Farm.                                       Spirit Sutras
3. In  Grunty Corral with Noble Grunty.                  Silver Grunty
Sora:                                                    ----GIFT------
4. Between Grunty shop and Save shop.                    Healing Elixir
1. By Elf's Haven.                                       Emperor's Soul
3. By Grunty Stable.                                     Noble Wine
4. On path from chaos gate to magic shop.                Energy Sutras
2. On path to grunty farm.                               Spirit Sutras
4. Behind Grunty Farm.                                   Golden Grunty
Crim:                                                    ----GIFT------
3. Walking between Save shop and Weapon shop             Healing elixir
4.Sigma, between weapon and save shop:                   Emperor's Soul
2.Second server, by save shop pacing around:             Noble Wine
1.First server, by magic shop:                           Energy Sutras
3. He walks a large area, he is easy to spot             Spirit Sutras
4. Standing by magic shop in NE corner.                  Silver Grunty
Silver Knight:                                           ----GIFT------
1. Bridge to back of area.                               Healing Elixir
3. Outside grunty farm.                                  Emperor's Soul
2. By Scroll and Weapon shop.                            Noble Wine
4. Walking path between Grunty Farm and Elf's Haven.     Energy Sutras
2. By Potion shop.                                       Spirit Sutras
1. Standing by Weapons shop.                             SK's Sword
A-20:                                                    ----GIFT------
2. By grunty farm.                                       Healing Elixir
1. In alley by Scroll shop.                              Emperor's Soul
4. On path between Weapon shop and Grunty farm.          Noble Wine
3. Grunty Farm and Stable:                               Energy Sutras
1. Walks between Item shop and Elf's Haven.              Spirit Sutras
4. Item shop, standing in NW corner.                     Golden Grunty
Subaru:                                                  ----GIFT------
4.Behind Grunty Farm.                                    Healing Elixir
1.Walks between Weapon and Scroll shops.                 Emperor's Soul
2. By Item shop and Elf's Haven.                         Noble Wine
4. Path between Item and Elf's Haven.                    Energy Sutras
3. Walks from Save shop to Weapons shop.                 Spirit Sutras
1. Scroll shop.                                          Silver Grunty
Tsukasa:                                                 ----GIFT------
1. Alleyway                                              Healing Elixir
2. Back of Grunty Farm.                                  Emperor's Soul
3. Between the Grunty Farm and Stable.                   Noble Wine
4. Path between Weapon shop and Grunty Farm.             Energy Sutras
4. Between Elf's Haven and Grunty Farm.                  Spirit Sutras
2. Behind Grunty Farm.                                   Tsukasa's Wand

Thanks to ALL .hack gamers *also to CoolMyth for the reminder of "Gate in the
Matrina Tag game, thanks*, Veghesther@aol.com for input, and corrections,
Bandai <nice job>, Gamefaqs.com, Faqs.Ign.com, my homies: Ben the Rogers O.
A.K.A. Grever, Greg K. A.K.A. Gimpinator, Kevin L. Al/Jo "Dubey", Alex M. <ya
your on> Mike S. a.k.a. Chuckles, ya your great burrito aint so great is it
punk! Greg H. Lunch Box "Big Pun"....right, Brandon "the chick magnet", Steve
"Satan"; "Yi holmes", And all others we are da fools! Some El Grande tunes from
Less Than Jake! Ya you cool! Fun factor of 8! Writing this, w/ music from these
guys, a 10. Hell ya! Later til the last chapter! ~Sincados~

(C) 2000-2003 Sincados LP Productions. All Rights reserved. All Characters are
property of their repective owners, creators, and such. This FAQ maybe used
only for PERSONAL USE. ALL other applications/use violating this copyright will
be prosecuted...Use at own discretion, and GAME ON! Any Questions, or wishes to
use part/whole/etc. Contact me at Sincados@hotmail.com, or 
SincadosUrameshi@hotmail.com; AIM screename Sincado. Thanks!

Also another side note: Veghesther@aol, gets credit for helping on this FAQ.
Every bit does count, here's to you! Cheers. Also for Evan Salada for pointing 
out some minor but major errors on my part, glad someone finally pointed it