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By: Josh Bossie [jboss@noahsmaze.com]
Version: 1.35 [06-26-03]
Created: 02-18-03

Table of Contents
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Intro
1. Revisions
2. Contributions
3. F.A.Q.s


Extras
1. Optional characters
2. Book of 1000
3. Spring of Myst
4. The Grunty Farm
5. Goblins
6. Aerial Fleet
7. Zeit Statue
8. Parody Mode (Japanese only)
9. .hack//LIMINALITY Vol. 1: In the Case of Mai Minase

Outro
-Legal stuff
-Thanks


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1. Revisions
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v1.35 06-26-03: Added another Parasite Dragon strategy!
v1.30 05-09-03: Mostly error corrections and typos...
v1.27 03-18-03: Another miniscule change made...
v1.25 03-16-03: Super small typo fixed... ;)
v1.20 03-08-03: Added Zeit Statue section. Updated Grunty, Spring of Myst,
                Goblin, and contributions. Moved contributions to the top.
v1.10 03-08-03: Added what's needed to raise particular Grunties. Added a
                LIMINALITY keywords section.
v1.00 03-07-03: Finished Grunty section. Tweaked other sections.
v0.90 03-06-03: Majorly updated format. Added brief goblin descriptions. Began
                working on the Grunty section. Minor updates all around.		
v0.75 02-28-03: Updated nearly ever section
v0.40 02-18-03: Created guide :p

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2. Contributions
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Any F.A.Q. and guide is useless without contributions. I really like it when
people actually spare time out of their lives and help me out with this guide.
So, If you would like to make a contribution to this guide, or a correction
because I screwed up along the way, e-mail me at jboss@noahsmaze.com and let
me know what you would like to help with.

Currently looking for:
-Info on Parody Mode
-Rare Items: Lists and Locations
-More info on Spring of Myst

Just remember- don't steal from other people and submit as your own. There's
nothing worse than getting flamed by someone saying that they came up with 
what was submitted to me by someone else.

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3. F.A.Q.s
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-What is .hack?

This is a tough question. I guess the best way to look at it is that .hack is
the story of the events surrounding an online game known as "The World". It is
comprised of the novel .hack//AI BUSTER, the anime series .hack//SIGN, the
.hack video game series (.hack//INFECTION, .hack//MUTATION, .hack//OUTBREAK,
and .hack//QUARANTINE), the included series of anime OVAs .hack//LIMINALITY,
and the manga/anime series .hack//DUSK (a.k.a. .hack//LEGEND OF THE TWILIGHT
BRACELET). By experiencing these mediums of entertainment, you begin to unravel
the mysteries of The World!

-What is .hack//INFECTION?

.hack//INFECTION is the first in a series of four games that take place during
a period of time known as the awakening of Aura. Gameplay is maintained in 
both the online game known as The World and in "real life" via e-mail, news, 
and message boards. An overall unique experience!

-Why do I care about these extras?

.hack//INFECTION generally takes 15-20 hours to play through, which is somewhat
short for an RPG nowadays. These extras help expand your playing experience by
giving you more to work for and making it an overall more fun game!

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1. Optional Characters
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-Natsume
At one point in the game, a topic will appear on the message board titled 
"Weapon Information" written by... Natsume! She will ask where to get Spiral's 
Edge, a rare twin blade. A player will respond by telling her to go to 
Delta: Raging Passionate Melody. So, do what a real 14 year old online gaming 
loser would do and go to that dungeon. Inside you'll find Natsume, seemingly 
unable to get the blades herself. So guess what? It's your turn! Fight your 
way down there and get the blades from the Gott Statue. You will automatically
return to the entrance where you will be given the choice to keep the blades 
or give them to Natsume... So be a gentleman and give them to her... She then 
offers you her "services" in a bizarre choice of words... but now she can 
join your party!

-Sanjuro
Eventually there will be a post under the "Weapon Information" topic written 
by Sanjuro, looking for a katana. A generous tells him where he can find one.
So go to Delta: Hideous Destroyer's Far Thunder. You'll meet Sanjuro at the 
entrance. According to him itís "not in there". So, of course, you must go in 
the dungeon and find it. You'll be brought back to the entrance where you'll 
be given the choice to keep it or give it to him (seem familiar?). So give it 
to him and he'll be willing to join your party when necessary...

-Gardenia
You'll see a bizarre post on the board about a Miss Gardenia Fan Club. Go to 
their meeting place, Theta: Soft Solitary TriPansy. When you enter the dungeon,
you'll find the club members scared to go in. They ask you to take her a 
letter from them. So, do the righteous thing and track her down. Just follow 
her to the bottom and eventually she'll take the letter under the conditions 
that you call her Gardenia and not Miss Gardenia, and that you'll join HER 
party when needed... of course thatís backwards, but now you can use Gardenia!

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2. Book of 1000
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Every ten times Kite uses his Data Drain ability, his bracelet gives him a 
volume of the Book of 1000, a Ryu Book. These unlock desktop wallpaper, 
background music, and movies that can be viewed after the gameís completion. 
Below is a list of what you must accomplish to unlock extras from each the 
eight books.

Ryu Book I
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Keeps track of: 
-Number of areas visited
-Total gameplay time
 
Unlocks extras when:
10 areas visited
20 areas visited
30 areas visited
40 areas visited
50 areas visited
5:00:00 of gameplay
10:00:00 of gameplay
15:00:00 of gameplay
 
Ryu Book II
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Keeps track of:
-Number of portals open
-Number of all portals open in fields
-Number of all portals open in dungeons
 
Unlocks extras when:
50 portals open
100 portals open
150 portals open
200 portals open
300 portals open
400 portals open
5 all field portals open
10 all field portals open
10 all dungeon portals open
15 all dungeon portals open
 
Ryu Book III
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Keeps track of:
-People met (names registered, tells you inventory and online status)
-Number of trades made
 
Unlocks extras when:
20 names registered
5 trades made
10 trades made
 
Ryu Book IV
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Keeps track of:
-Monsters encountered (Exact stats, Data Drain info)
 
Unlocks extras when:
50 Monsters encountered
80 Monsters encountered
 
Ryu Book V
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Keeps track of:
-Total worth of all gifts given in GP, as well as affection levels.
 
Unlocks extras when:
20,000 GP in gifts given
50,000 GP in gifts given
 
Ryu Book VI
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Keeps track of:
-Number of treasure chests opened
-Number of boxes, crates, bones, jars, etc. destroyed
-Number of Gott Statue chests opened
 
Unlocks extras when:
50 treasure chests opened
150 treasure chests opened
300 treasure chests opened
50 boxes, crates, bones, jars, etc. destroyed
100 boxes, crates, bones, jars, etc. destroyed
200 boxes, crates, bones, jars, etc. destroyed
5 Gott Statue chests opened
15 Gott Statue chests opened
 
Ryu Book VII
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Keeps track of:
-Number of visits to Monsieur at Spring of Myst
-Number of visits to Grandpa at Spring of Myst
-Number of symbols activated
 
Unlocks extras when:
5 symbols activated
10 symbols activated
20 symbols activated
30 symbols activated
5 visits to Monsieur
10 visits to Monsieur
5 visits to Grandpa
10 visits to Grandpa
 
Ryu Book VIII
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Keeps track of:
-Grunty food collected
-Grunties raised
 
Unlocks extras when:
50 Grunty foods are collected
All Grunty food varieties collected
 
 
Also I would like to make clear that the things that are unlocked are done 
so sequentially, meaning that what you unlock is in an order, no matter what 
book gives you the item. Items are unlocked in the following order:
 
BGM 01
Movie 01
Image 01
BGM 02
Movie 02
Image 02
BGM 03
Movie 03
Image 03
BGM 04
Movie 04
Image 04
BGM 05
Movie 05
Image 05
BGM 06
Movie 06
Image 06
BGM 07
Movie 07
Image 07
BGM 08
Movie 08
Image 08
BGM 09
Movie 09
Image 09
BGM 10
Movie 10
Image 10
BGM 11
Movie 11
Image 11
BGM 12
Movie 12
Image 12
Movie 13
Image 13
Movie 14
Movie 15
Movie 16
Movie 17
Movie 18

*Thanks to Neo987 for suggesting expanded data for Ryu Books.
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3. Spring of Myst
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On many fields during the course of the game you will find a blue splotch on
the map where the Spring of Myst is located. When you approach the spring you
will be given the option to throw in a weapon or a piece of armor. When this
is done, the spirit that inhabits the spring will emerge and ask if you dropped
a Silver Axe or a Golden Axe. You could take his offer... however if you choose
neither, he will get confused and say "Maybe this is it..." He will now return 
your item with either an upgrade or downgrade, depending on your fieldís 
weather, time of day, and other factors... I'll examine this more later.

On a level 24 or below field, you will be greeted by a blue spirit named 
Monsieur. He is able to upgrade (or downgrade) lower level items.

On a level 25 or above field, you will encounter Grandpa, a more powerful 
spirit who is able to alter higher level items than Monsieur is.

If you give either spirit an item that is too high of a level for them to 
change, they will tell you that they can't deal with an item this powerful 
and give it back to you along with a Golden Axe and a Silver Axe.

After whatever outcome occurs, the spirit will bid you farewell and fly away...

Weather effects on Spring of Myst [by Neo987]

Weather                      Weapon             Armor
-------                     --------           -------
Day                            +2                -1
Sunset                         +1                +1
Night                          +1                +1
Sunset                         +1                +1
Cloudy                         +2                -1
Rain/Snow/Thunder              -1                +2

*Thanks to Neo987 for the weather effects on the Spring!
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4. The Grunty (Puchiguso) Farm
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Once you've made your way to the Theta server, you will be able to raise 
Grunties (Puchiguso in Japanese). Grunties can only be described as...well...
Grunties...

When you want to raise a Grunty, go to the bottom of the map in the Theta
server root town, and talk to the man at the Grunty Farm. He will describe
how to raise a Grunty, which is actually very simple. Use the various foods
that you've found on fields and in dungeons (the first time I heard that blood
curdling "BLOODY EGG!" comes to mind) to feed the baby Grunty. Depending on 
what foods you feed it, the Grunty can have various forms when it grows up
(when its size reaches "30").

When you raise your first Grunty, he will give you an item called the "Grunty
Flute". The Grunty Flute allows you to summon your Grunty on a field and ride
it around, safe from combat. Uberfun!

Noble Grunty
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"Oh! Thank you, mon ami!"

Eww! This thing is just creepy. I cried for about an hour after getting this
scary, French speaking... thing!

-Easy way to get it:

Feed the Baby Grunty 15 Golden Eggs, mon ami!

Iron Grunty
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"Clang!"

Ahh! The Iron Grunty. This Grunty is awesome because he's decked out in armor
and talks all tough... 

-Easy way to get it:

Feed the Baby Grunty 4 Piney Apples, 3 Snakey Cactus, and as many Golden Eggs
as you need to make it grow up, Clang!

Poison Grunty
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"Ribbit!"

Hmmm... This thing is... colorful... that's about it other than its tendancy
to say "Ribbit!"

-Easy way to get it:

Feed the Baby Grunty 4 Piney Apples, 3 Snakey Cactus, 1 Immature Egg, and
as many Golden Eggs as you need to make it grow up, Ribbit!

That's just a basic rundown. As you raise Grunties, they will appear in town
and you will be able to trade items with them. In the next volumes of this 
game, you will even be able to race Grunties! Cool!

*Thanks to ArchRival for the easy formulas for raising them!
*Thanks to Joey K. for pointing out my mistake about the Grunty Flute.
*Thanks to Adam Vetten for pointing out an error in the Grunty Formulas.

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5. Goblins
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NAME- Stehoney
LOCATION- Delta: Detestable Golden Sunny Demon
LEVEL- 5
HP- 190
SP- 55

Early in the game, a message titled "Let's Play Tag" appears on the message
board. It's a challenge from a disruptive, dispicable, and soon to be 
disemboweled goblin named Stehoney. He wants you (by yourself) to go to 
Delta: Detestable Golden Sunny Demon. When you get there, you will meet with 
him and he'll try to run away from you. Of course you should chase him down 
and kill him. He runs in a circle so you could just cut him off, or if you 
have too much trouble, just use a speed charm. You shouldn't have any trouble 
with this.

NAME- Johue
LOCTAION- Delta: Detestable Golden Messenger
LEVEL- 10
HP- 330
SP- 105

A short time later, a reply to the first message appears on the board. So, go
to Delta: Detestable Golden Messenger and fight it out with Johue. Just follow
the first strategy until this pest falls...

NAME- Zyan
LOCATION- Delta: Detestable Golden Scent
LEVEL- 15
HP- 470
SP- 155

After that, a goblin named Zyan challenges you. Just follow the old drill and
go to Delta: Detestable Golden Scent and fight it out with him! Yes, use the
same strategy as before.

NAME- Albert 
LOCATION- Delta: Detestable Golden New Truth
LEVEL- 25
HP- 750
SP- 255

Yup, another goblin! By now you know the drill. Just go to 
Delta: Detestable Golden New truth, use a speed charm, and womp Albert.

NAME- Martina
LOCATION- Delta: Detestable Golden Gate
LEVEL- 30
HP- 890
SP- 305
Skills- Rig Saem, Dek Do

This is where it gets interesting... Martina posts on the message board, after
you complete the game, frightened because you've taken down the other goblins.
However, she still wants you to go fight her, so go to 
Delta: Detestable Golden Gate, but not before restocking on mage's souls.
When you arrive, you'll be greeted by the scared gob. She will then use a 
regeneration spell and take off. Use a speed charm and ready your skills. Just
deliver an onslaught of skills, and don't give her time to heal. It may take
awhile, but you can defeat her! I have faith in you!

-Another Strategy [by Adam Vetten]
If you dont cast a speed charm and just run after her, she wont cast the regen
spell. Just try to intercept her and try to have Bom-Ba-Ye's on you because
with those you have Staccato (or however it is spelled) which costs 15 and
hits around 20-30 times so you can keep on hitting her so you can just use
that skill whenever you get the chance. Just have some mage's souls on you
to get your sp back when you need it.

-Another Strategy [by Michael Bennet]
I know an easy way to defeat Martina.
First you need the following.
1.  A Twin Blade with staccato
2.  5 Mage Souls
3.  2-3 Speed Charms
 
When you enter the field immediately use a speed charm.  Then RUN AWAY from
Martina.  This is because when the Battle Mode goes off, Martina STOPS.  The
hard part is right when Battle Mode goes off, you have to run back to Martina
and attack her.  Use staccato (might need accuracy up) to attack to kill her
when she even has the healing going.  Just repeat this pattern.

After defeating all goblins, you can equip all the goblin gear you have 
recieved and you will gain the skill "Summon Goblin" that does around
1500-2000 damage.

*Thanks to Neo987 for Gob stats!
*Thanks to Adam Vetten for that strategy!
*Thanks to Michael Bennet for the other strategy!
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After completion of the game, you will receive an e-mail from Roy@Bandai 
telling you about a ship thatís been floating around on the Delta server. 
He gives you the keywords (Delta: Hideous Someoneís Giant) and tells you that 
you should check it out.

So be a man and go for it!

The outside of this level 30 dungeon is a lot different than the normal outer 
dungeon areas. Basically, youíre outside on a structure in the sky. But when 
you go in youíll be greeted by a familiar interior. Make your way to the 
bottom and you will find...

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PARASITE DRAGON
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HP: 9999

This guy can be a jerk, but your best bet is to buy 99 potions and bring along 
a pair of tough party members (probably Sanjuro and BlackRose). Simply tear 
into this guy with the intention of taking him down. Command your party to do 
"Skills!" while you heal them each time they are damaged. Try to stand back 
and let them do the fighting while you heal. When he has been Protect Broken, 
data drain him to receive the rare twin blades "Hyakkidouran".

-Another Strategy [by Adam Vetten]

Bring Mistril (i know but just listen to me) have her equipped with Scarrab
Earrings so she can ressurect your party members with using the skill; plus
it has La Repth. Then, just have you and a strong member (i usually choose 
BlackRose) one on one side of the dragon and the other on the other side of 
him so you are attacking from 2 sides. So if one of you die Mistril will 
ressurect you and you wont have anything to worry about from that.  And that is
how i beat him.

-Another Strategy [by Dsavid]

Hey, I have a fun way to kill the Parisite Dragon!  Give a wavemaster a 
starstorm wand, and all the goblin equipment(when you have the imp pin).
Then use a beast bain on the Dragon and you can then procied to let your 
wavemaster beat his head in with 3 summons, fast and ezey!

Congrats! You showed him :)

*Thanks to the noted authors for their strategies!

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7. The Zeit Statue
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Early in the game, a message appears challenging you to beat the record in
a race to the bottom of any dungeon who's field keyword begins in Chronicling.
The least time record is held by Balmung (of course) with 2:11. So, of course
it's time to show the Descendent of Fianna a lesson and beat his record. I 
personally used Delta: Chronicling Pagan Sunny Demon. This is a very low level
dungeon, with few necessary battles. Use a Speed Charm and some Fairy Orbs to
make your way to the bottom of the dungeon. If you beat the first place score,
you'll get the whole set of Time Armor. If you make any other place, you'll
get certain pieces. Also, if you don't even place, you'll get a fantastic... Speed
Charm! YAY!

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8. Parody mode (Japanese only)
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In the Japanese version oh .hack//INFECTION, upon completion of the game, 
you are able to play through in "Parody Mode" in which the text and voices 
are changed, making a very comical experience. We in America were shorted 
this because we were given the Japanese voiceover track in addition to our 
English audio track, causing there to be no more room for parody mode :( 

I'll update this when I get more info...

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9. .hack//LIMINALITY Vol. 1: In the Case of Mai Minase
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Included with this fantastic game is an anime OVA (Original Video Animation)
titled .hack//LIMINALITY Vol. 1: In the Case of Mai Minase. This is not just
some stupid thing that the creaters threw together to get people to buy this
game. Once you've watched this DVD, you will realize that this IS a
true masterpiece.

But, keeping in the spirit of this guide, there are extras to be found within
this DVD.

When you turn the subtitles on, you will find keywords displayed on the screen
at various times. This has almost become common knowlege to people who own 
.hack//INFECTION, but after recieving an email from Xio
[holykwyjibo@comcast.net], I decided to include them in my guide. Here is a
rundown of the four keywords hidden in the DVD:

Voluptious Her Remnant
Hideous Organ Market Scaffold
Dog Dancing Passionate Tri Pansy
Chosen Hopeless Nothingness

Actually, Chosen Hopeless Nothingness is just the last dungeon of the game,
and appears in the DVD as flashing text when it is said in the movie. The
other keywords, however, are home to various rare and powerful items.

-Delta: Voluptious Her Remnant

Home to Kagayuzen and Rusty Nails

-Delta: Hideous Organ Market Scaffold

Here you can pick up the Ice Bar.

-Theta: Dog Dancing Passionate Tri Pansy

The Ceramic Helm and Soul Blades can be found here.

-Theta: Chosen Hopeless Nothingness

Skieth's lair... ACK!

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-Legal stuff

Copyright 2003 Josh Bossie.
This may not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, 
private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed 
publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other 
web site or as a part of any public display without permission is strictly 
prohibited, and a violation of copyright.

-Thanks

Thanks to CyberConnect2, Bandai, Gamefaqs.com, www.net-slum.com, my mom,
and Project.hack