Suikoden IV FAQ/Walkthrough
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Writer: Han Yuwen (chiobitsu@hotmail.com)
Date:   August 24, 2006
Copyright 2006 Han Yuwen


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 Table of Contents
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1.   Introduction
2.   Version History
3.   FAQ/Walkthrough
       -> Surprise Attack?-----------------------------------[001]
       -> Razril---------------------------------------------[002]
       -> Razril->Middleport---------------------------------[003]
       -> Middleport-----------------------------------------[004]
       -> Razril---------------------------------------------[005]
       -> Middleport(on second mission)----------------------[006]
       -> Razril---------------------------------------------[007]
       -> Razril->Iluya Island-------------------------------[008]
       -> Razril---------------------------------------------[009]
       -> Exiled from Razril---------------------------------[010]
       -> Merchant Ship--------------------------------------[011]
       -> Out of the frying pan and into the fire------------[012]
       -> Deserted Island------------------------------------[013]
       -> Leaving Deserted Island----------------------------[014]
       -> Obel Patrol Ship-----------------------------------[015]
       -> Kingdom of Obel------------------------------------[016]
       -> Mordo Island---------------------------------------[017]
       -> Nay Island-----------------------------------------[018]
       -> Na-Nal Island--------------------------------------[019]
       -> Kingdom of Obel------------------------------------[020]
       -> Obel Ruins-----------------------------------------[021]
       -> Kingdom of Obel------------------------------------[022]
       -> Nay Island-----------------------------------------[023]
       -> Kingdom of Obel------------------------------------[024]
       -> Nest of Pirates------------------------------------[025]
       -> Nay Island-----------------------------------------[026]
       -> Na-Nal Island--------------------------------------[027]
       -> Iluya Island---------------------------------------[028]
       -> Deserted Island------------------------------------[029]
       -> Donut Island---------------------------------------[030]
       -> Nest of Pirates------------------------------------[031]
       -> Hermitage Island-----------------------------------[032]
       -> Hermitage Island <re-visit>------------------------[033]
       -> Nest of Pirates------------------------------------[034]
       -> Nay Island-----------------------------------------[035]
       -> Mordo Island---------------------------------------[036]
       -> Middleport-----------------------------------------[037]
       -> Fog Ship-------------------------------------------[038]
       -> Na-Nal Island--------------------------------------[039]
       -> Nay Island-----------------------------------------[040]
       -> Na-Nal Island--------------------------------------[041]
       -> Razril---------------------------------------------[042]
       -> Nest of Pirates------------------------------------[043]
       -> Kingdom of Obel------------------------------------[044]
       -> Obel Ruins-----------------------------------------[045]
       -> Underground Passageway-----------------------------[046]
       -> Preparing for the final battle---------------------[047]
       -> Fort El-Eal----------------------------------------[048]
       -> Fort El-Eal(Hero's party)--------------------------[049]
       -> New Game Bonuses-----------------------------------[050]
4.   Sidequests
       -> Training characters--------------------------------[101]
       -> Uncharted islands----------------------------------[102]
       -> Treasure hunting-----------------------------------[103]
       -> Angel Hairballs------------------------------------[104]
       -> Optional Bosses------------------------------------[105]
       -> Collecting rare runes------------------------------[106]
       -> Earning potch, shopping----------------------------[107]
5.   Credits



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1. Introduction
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2. Version History
+-----------------+

1. Version 0.1 (May 29, 2006) - Started writing walk-through.
2. Version 1.0 (July 13, 2006) - First version of walk-through.
3. Version 1.1 (August 16, 2006) - Added Earning potch tip under Sidequests
                                   Section provided by gamecracker.
4. Version 1.7 (August 24, 2006) - Corrected some errors(Boss Battle: Damp
                                   Hairball) and a bit of errors found in this
                                   guide. 

                                   Added some info in Treasure hunting under
                                   Sidequests Section, an optional info
                                   in Checklist under Preparing for the final
                                   battle[047].

                                   Added New Game Bonuses[050] under
                                   FAQ/Walkthrough and making this guide to a
                                   more reader-friendly guide.



+-----------------+
3. FAQ/Walkthrough
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             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                Surprise Attack?          [001]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+


After the cutscene, you will begin your first ship battle.


                         Naval Battle: First Engagement
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | Rune Cannons: Water, Lightning                                        | ~
   |                                                                       |
   | Since the enemy's ship consists of only two cannons, your best choice |
   | is to choose Keneth under Rune Cannon because he has a lightning rune.|
   | As for fighters, select all characters(Hero, Jewel, Tal and Paula),   |
   | notice that as you add more fighters, the number of underlings for    |
   | your ship increases. Those numbers(number of underlings) represents   |
   | your ship's HP. Once the number reaches to zero; it is game over.     |
   |                                                                       |
   | Once you are ready, select Commence Navy Battle to begin. Move forward|
   | until you are within the firing range, note that you can fire in      |
   | horizontal or vertical direction. Keep firing at him with lightning   |
   | cannons and he will go down very fast.                                |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~


After the battle, you will engage your first battle.



                           Boss Battle: ???, ????
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: - | Potch gained: - | Item Dropped: -                             | ~
   |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |                                                                       |
   | Here Snowe will explain the basics, so if you are new to this game, it|
   | is a good opportunity to listen his advice. This is a very easy battle|
   | just keep attacking the woman to end it quickly.                      |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~



                                Duel Battle: Glen
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | There are three options to choose: Attack, Defense or Special Attack. | ~
   | Once you select one of the commands, you can choose either full power |
   | or half power. I recommend choosing full power option.                |
   |                                                                       |
   | When an enemy attacks, use special attack. When he defenses, choose to|
   | attack. When he uses special attack, counter him by guarding.(It is   |
   | easy to guess what moves the enemy will choose by listening to the    |
   | tone of his voice.)                                                   |
   |                                                                       |
   | These are the following statements that Glen will attack:             |
   |                                                                       | 
   | - Now it's my turn!                                                   |
   | - Are you ready for me?                                               |
   | - Pay close attention to my swordsmanship.                            |
   |                                                                       |
   | These are the following statements that Glen will defend:             |
   |                                                                       |
   | - Let's see you make a move.                                          |
   | - Let's see how well you can wield that sword.                        |
   | - Charge at me and don't hold anything back.                          |
   |                                                                       |
   | These are the following statements that Glen will use special attack: |
   |                                                                       |
   | - My next move will settle this, once and for all!                    |
   | - Prepare to get beaten to a pulp.                                    |
   |                                                                       |
   | Follow these steps and you will finish this duel with ease.           |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~


After the duel, take some time to explore the ship, familiarize with the
controls and main menu and talk to everyone on the ship for a cutscene. After
that, speak to Jewel(white-haired girl) to initiate more cutscenes.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                      Razril              [002]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Enemies: Thug, Snobby Shrew
Bosses: Kidnapper, Kidnapper Underling

  ~+---------------------------------------+~  Once you reach the city, go
 ~ |             Items List                | ~ North. You are not able to
   |                                       |   enter the gate on West side
   | Old Book Vol. 9 ( )                   |   (left) for now, so head for the
   | Steamed Bun     ( )                   |   gate, Hall of Knights
   | Water Orb       ( )                   |   (Courtyard), in front of you.
   | Mushroom        ( )                   |   
   | Treasure Map    ( )                   |   Enter the first room on the
   | Medicine        ( )                   |   East side to Audience Chamber
   | Treasure Map    ( )                   |   (Hallway) and open the chest on
  ~+---------------------------------------+~  the far end for an <_Old Book
Vol. 9_>. Go back and enter the second door on your right.

Go to the room in front of you which is Hero's room and open the chest
containing <_Steamed Bun_> and <_Water Orb_>. Save your game before proceeding
back to Courtyard and enter the door (Training Hall) next to Katarina. After
the cutscene, return to the harbor, go right and enter the gate that was not
available earlier. Save and move forward for some cutscenes.

Light up all the torches as you go and after another cutscene, talk
to everyone and head back and head all the way back(via Razril(Main Street))
to speak to Chiepoo(catman) at the port. Save and go back to Razril(Square)
and talk to your party about it. Choose two members to join Hero's party, I
recommend choosing Keneth as one of your members.

Head left(the path which the soldier mentioned there are pirates lurking) to
the next screen. You will encounter enemies along this route but not to worry
as these enemies are weak. Fight your way without using or use a little rune
magic. Keep on the West side and open the chest to receive a <_Mushroom_>.
Head West immediately after collecting it and look at your map to see a
rectangle area on the West side.
 
You will see a man near some crates. Talk to him and you are going to fight
the kidnapper and his underling.



                Boss Battle: Kidnapper, Kidnapper Underling
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: 59, 45 | Potch gained: 240 | Items Dropped: Mackerel Miso Stew    | ~
   |            |                   |                ? Pot                 |
   |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |                                                                       |
   | Use any rune magic or combo attacks(Friendship Attack) to win this    |
   | battle quickly. Keneth's lightning rune is very useful in this fight. |
   | If you choose Jewel, cast her Earth rune, Clay Guardian, to increase  |
   | your party's defense. Heal using Snowe's rune magic when necessary.   |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~


Search behind when the girl was to find a <_Treasure Map_>. Head back to the
harbor and choose the option to rest.

Head to the harbor to meet Snowe before proceeding to Training Hall to meet up
with your members. You are going to do some training with the knights, pick
any two characters you desire to train. Switch members and train again. After
deciding your party members, head to the harbor and before going out to sea, I
suggest you to buy some medicines for your party.

At the Port, head to the Rune Shop, passing Armor and Equipment Shop, and
search the chairs on the left side for a <_Medicine_>.


                  Armor Shop           
  ~+---------------------------------------+~
 ~ |                                       | ~
   | Sandals------------------70 potch     |
   | Gloves------------------120 potch     |
   | Stomach Band------------150 potch     |
   | Bandana------------------80 potch     |
  ~+---------------------------------------+~

                Equipment Shop           
  ~+---------------------------------------+~
 ~ |                                       | ~
   | Medicine--------------------20 potch  |
   | Antitoxin-------------------50 potch  |
   | Needle----------------------50 potch  |
  ~+---------------------------------------+~

                  Rune Shop           
  ~+---------------------------------------+~
 ~ |                                       | ~
   | Fire Orb-------------------500 potch  |
   | Water Orb------------------500 potch  |
  ~+---------------------------------------+~


Buy some Medicine(at least 15 medicines if you can afford it) for now. Keep the
rest to upgrade your weapons; you will be going there very soon.  Buy a few
Antitoxin, Needle and other runes if you want to or later when you have more
money. Now the only place left to explore is where the celebration took place.

Proceed to the back and you will see an Inn. Go in, search the bookshelves at
the East side to find another <_Treasure Map_>. Ok, now you can finally set
sail on your first mission! Return back to the harbor and speak to the Gaien
soldier. You are given two missions, pick the 'delivering document' mission
as you will earn more money and experience points.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                Razril->Middleport        [003]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Enemy: Wild Seaweed

  ~+---------------------------------------+~  Before sailing to Middleport,
 ~ |             Item List                 | ~ explore your ship by going to
   |                                       |   the main menu and pick Anchor
   | Medicine x 5    ( )                   |   option. Head into the cabin to
  ~+---------------------------------------+~  find a chest on the west side
containing <_Medicine x 5_>.

After collecting that, access to the main menu and choose the Depart option to
set sail. Move the left analog stick up to sail forward and down to stop the
ship. Press L1 button to change the camera view of the ship(choosing the 3rd
person view is a great choice). One quick note: press and hold R1 button to
sail faster in world map or walk faster in towns/dungeons.

When you are near your destination make sure your ship is heading towards the
port, or else your ship will be pushed away. This can be rather annoying as
you have to make one big turn before you can dock your ship.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                    Middleport            [004]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+


  ~+---------------------------------------+~  Once you landed, talk to the
 ~ |             Items List                | ~ soldier at the right to give
   |                                       |   him the document and receive
   | 500 potch       ( )                   |   1000 potch as a reward.
   | Treasure Map    ( )                   |   
   | Mushroom        ( )                   |   Talk to an elderly man(centre)
   | Antitoxin       ( )                   |   to learn about a monster
   | Fancy Console   ( )                   |   lurking near the island. There
  ~+---------------------------------------+~  are two shops here, on the left
is a Trading Post.

Buy a flower seed here(it should cost around 45 potch) for later use. Take a
look at his inventory and you will notice most of the metals and fabric are of
bad quality If you keep buying these items are sell them off elsewhere, these
materials will 'upgrade' to a better quality.

Unlike in Suikoden 3, where the prices of individual items are displayed and
updated every time you talk to a trader, none of these variable information
are displayed in here. The only advice I could give is to trade with pearls to
earn huge amount of cash. Since you don't have any pearls in your inventory,
nor have enough cash to buy some pearls, leave the trading business for now.


        Trading Post           
  ~+---------------------+~
 ~ |                     | ~
   | Bad Iron Ore        |
   | Bad Gold Ore        |
   | Bad Cotton Cloth    |
   | Bad Wool Cloth      |
   | Pearl               |
   | Sugar               |
   | Salt                |
   | Mayonnaise          |
   | Candle              |
   | Musk                |
   | Native Costume      |
   | Deer Antler         |
   | Book                |
   | Ancient Text        |
   | Herbal Medicine     |
   | Flower Seed         |
   | Wine                |
   | Rum                 |
  ~+---------------------+~

Beside the Trading Post is an Appraiser Shop where you can evaluate unknown
pots and paintings(? Pot, ? Painting, etc.) for 200 potch each. Take the only
path here into the main area. At Northwest area, there is a chest containing
<_500 potch_> near the Equipment Shop. Talk to the people here to look at
their wares.


                Equipment Shop           
  ~+---------------------------------------+~
 ~ |                                       | ~
   | Medicine--------------------20 potch  |
   | Broiled Fish---------------100 potch  |
   | Cough Drop------------------50 potch  |
  ~+---------------------------------------+~

                  Armor Shop           
  ~+---------------------------------------+~
 ~ |                                       | ~
   | Sandals---------------------70 potch  |
   | Shoes----------------------120 potch  |
   | Cotton Mittens-------------180 potch  |
   | Leather Gloves-------------180 potch  |
   | Tunic----------------------120 potch  |
   | Leather Armor--------------250 potch  |
   | Leather Helm---------------120 potch  |
  ~+---------------------------------------+~


I strongly recommend buying good armor for all members and sharpen all weapons
to the maximum level. If not, sharpen Hero and Snowe's weapons and buy good
armor for all. Save your game at the inn and check the barrels in the
Southeast section to find a <_Treasure Map_>. There is also a Lottery Shop
here, you can play this only if you have a lottery ticket.

Lottery tickets can be found by talking to people or making purchases in shops
Head out and go to the West side to talk to a man wearing in red clothing.
Play a game with him before proceeding down the Back Street to find a
<_Mushroom_> in the treasure chest and an <_Antitoxin_> at the East side near
the barrels.

Head back out into the main area and proceed to the stairs in front, leading
you to the Lord's Mansion. Once you reached at the top, move to the East area
before passing the main gate to get a chest containing a <_Fancy Console_>. Go
back to where your ship is docked and talk to the soldier to return to Razril.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                     Razril               [005]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+


Talk to the soldier for another mission. Head to Middleport to find out more
details. Before entering Middleport, make sure your characters are at level 6.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                   Middleport             [006]   |
             |              (on second mission)                 |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Boss: Damp Hairball

Talk to the soldier to learn more about the monster. If you have some money to
buy armor or upgrade your weapons, by all means do it now. After that, leave
Middleport. You will encounter the monster as one of one of the random enemy
encounters.



                            Boss Battle: Damp Hairball
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: 204 | Potch gained: 500 | Items Dropped: ? Pot.                   | ~
   |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |                                                                       |
   | If you are following this guide, you should not have too much problem |
   | to defeat it. Simply attack and heal when necessary. If you have      |
   | Keneth in your party, make use of his Lightning Rune magic. If things |
   | are getting too tough, focus your strongest character to attack/cast  |
   | rune magic and your weakest character(most likely Paula or Jewel) to  |
   | defend.                                                               |
   |                                                                       |
   | Damp Hairball's major attack is its water rune magic, Breadth of Ice, |
   | that damaged 23-25 HP for all characters, it also attacks physically  |
   | to one ally for 17-20 HP aso keep everyone's HP above 30. Have the    |
   | weakest character use medicine to defend when necessary, heal allies  |
   | when needed(or else, just keep attacking) and focus strongest         |
   | characters(Hero, Snowe) to attack Damp Hairball.                      |
   |                                                                       |
   | You may also try Hero and Snowe's Friendship Attack, although it deals|
   | slightly more damage than Hero and Snowe's individual physical attacks|
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~


After the battle, go back to Middleport to talk to the man and claim <_2000
potch_>. Upgrade your party's weapons and buy armor if you didn't have enough
money to buy earlier and buy some Cough Drops too. Head back to Razril.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                      Razril              [007]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+


Enter the Courtyard for a cutscene. After that, head back to the harbor and
Snowe leaves you. Take this opportunity to shop for medicines(buy at least 32
medicines) and other goods(Antitoxin, Needle and runes, especially water
runes). Head out from the shops and go forward.

At the second fork, head West to watch an interesting scene. Save and head to
the Courtyard entrance and speak to Snowe. Proceed to the Audience Chamber and
speak with Ramada.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |               Razril->Iluya Island       [008]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Enemies: Wild Seaweed, Muddy Fish
Bosses: Pirate Brandeau, Assassin

Anchor your ship and head inside. There is a man who is selling some recovery
items. His wares are exactly the same as the Equipment Shop in Razril. Find
Iluya Island on the Northeast area on your map and before sailing towards
there, save your game first. After the cutscene, talk to Snowe to continue.



                         Naval Battle: Pirate Brandeau
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | Rune Cannons: Fire, Lightning                                         | ~
   |                                                                       |
   | Although there are two enemy's ships this time, it still doesn't pose |
   | any threat. Pick someone with earth and water rune and take down the  |
   | ship carrying lightning rune since the ship is closer to yours. Repeat|
   | the same strategy with the other ship firing water cannon this time.  |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~


                    Boss Battle: Pirate Brandeau, Assassin
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: 210, 187 | Potch gained: 450 | Item Dropped: -                    | ~
   |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |                                                                       |
   | Make sure Hero is well equipped for this fight. If you have equipped  |
   | any offensive rune, go ahead and use it. If not, just attack. Focus on|
   | attacking Assassin first; he has fewer HP and should gone down quickly|
   | Assassin and Brandeau attacks physically for 11-15 damage and 18-26   |
   | damage respectively.                                                  |
   |                                                                       |
   | Brandeau also cast fire magic that damaged 35 HP for one character, so|
   | keep their HP above 40. Assassin and Brandeau can also heal themselves|
   | for 19 HP, but this should not be a problem.                          |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~


                        Duel Battle: Pirate Brandeau
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | As always, when an enemy attacks, use special attack. When he defenses| ~
   | choose to attack. When he uses special attack, counter him by guarding|
   | (It is easy to guess what moves the enemy will choose by listening to |
   | the tone of his voice.)                                               |
   |                                                                       |
   | These are the following statements that Brandeau will attack:         |
   |                                                                       | 
   | - I guess I can play a little.                                        |
   | - Don't get cocky, boy!                                               |
   | - Victory is mine...                                                  |
   |                                                                       |
   | These are the following statements that Brandeau will defend:         |
   |                                                                       |
   | - Your attacks are futile...Don't you realize that?                   |
   | - Hah, child's play! Allow me to humor you.                           |
   |                                                                       |
   | These are the following statements that Brandeau will use special     |
   | attack:                                                               |
   |                                                                       |
   | - I will settle this...                                               |
   | - I'll kill you!                                                      |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                      Razril              [009]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+


  ~+---------------------------------------+~  After some cutscenes, leave
 ~ |             Item List                 | ~ your room. Snowe joins you and
   |                                       |   wants you to go to the
   | Mega Medicine x 2   ( )               |   Equipment Shop to get some Mega
  ~+---------------------------------------+~  Medicine.

Head back to the Hallway and Snowe leaves you with Commander's Medicine and
<_Mega Medicine x 2_> for you to do some errands. Enter the Kitchen(Northwest)
to get Commander's meal and enter the door nearest to you. Go up to Glen's
room. Save and head out to the Courtyard to talk to your comrades and select
the option to fight.

Go to the harbor to speak to the knight at Northwest section to get ready for
battle.



                           Naval Battle: Retribution
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | Rune Cannons: Wind and Fire, Fire                                     | ~
   |                                                                       |
   | This battle has a slight disadvantage since your members don't have a |
   | fire rune. Assign Hero's ship carrying water rune and another rune you|
   | desire. Hero's ship should eliminate the ship carrying fire rune first|
   | and Snowe's ship should focus on the other since the number of        |
   | underlings is much more than Hero's.                                  |
   |                                                                       |
   | Once one ship has gone down, move Hero's ship and attack the enemy's  |
   | ship(carrying wind and fire) from the other side. However, if the     |
   | number of underlings for Hero's ship is below 15, move his ship out of|
   | the enemy's firing range and focus Snowe's ship to attack.            |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

Once you are back in Razril, head to the Commander's room. Go back to your
room and rest. The next morning, save and head back to the kitchen and take
the meal to Glen. After another cutscene, head out to the harbor and defeat
the pirates. Ignore Katarina's orders and go to the Commander's room to find
the door locked and proceed all the way to the top.

Run forward and fight a shadow at the end. After the cutscene, Hero received
the cursed Rune of Punishment and exiled from Razril.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |               Exiled from Razril         [010]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Enemy: Fly Lizard

  ~+---------------------------------------+~  Anchor your ship and examine
 ~ |             Items List                | ~ the white trapdoor to search
   |                                       |   below for a chest containing
   | Steamed Bun x 10   ( )                |   <_Steamed Bun x 10_> and <_
   | Medicine x 10      ( )                |   Medicine x 10_>.
  ~+---------------------------------------+~  

Talk to Chiepoo to look at his wares and if possible, buy 3 or 4 Jizo Clocks.
Sail and fight two random battles to continue.


                Chiepoo's Shop           
  ~+---------------------------------------+~
 ~ |                                       | ~
   | Medicine--------------------20 potch  |
   | Broiled Fish---------------100 potch  |
   | Mackerel Miso Stew---------150 potch  |
   | Jizo Clock-----------------500 potch  |
  ~+---------------------------------------+~



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                   Merchant Ship          [011]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Enemies: Kooluk Soldiers
Bosses: Colton, ???

                     ~+---------------------------------------+~
                    ~ |             Item List                 | ~
                      |                                       |
                      | Treasure Map       ( )                |
                     ~+---------------------------------------+~

Enter the cabin and search the table on East area for a <_Treasure Map_>.
Save and speak to Colton to rest.



                          Boss Battle: Colton, ???
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: - | Potch gained: - | Item Dropped: -                             | ~
   |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |                                                                       |
   | Don't waste any healing items, just watch and let them slaughter your |
   | party.                                                                |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

If you are not at level 12, I suggest that you train here. After the battle,
turn around and you will see two Kooluk Soldiers behind. Approach them to
fight, after the battle, turn around and you will see two Kooluk soldiers
behind again. Keep fighting them until you are at level 12 and go North to
leave the ship.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |  Out of the frying pan and into the fire    [012]|
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Enemy: Fly Lizard
Boss: Water Dragon

Once you are on your ship, talk to everyone onboard. Save and sail around and
engage one random battle and...


                           Boss Battle: Water Dragon
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: 1408 | Potch gained: 1000 | Items Dropped: Dragon Scale           | ~
   |          |                    |                Dragon's Bone          |
   |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |                                                                       |
   | If your party is below level 12, this will be a tough battle as you   |
   | will be struggling throughout the fight, healing your characters.     |
   |                                                                       |
   | Water Dragon has two types of attacks; it attacks little damage but   |
   | inflicts sleep status to one ally. Since you have no items to cure    |
   | that status, all you can do is to wait for that character to wake up  |
   | or the Water Dragon to attack him or her.                             |
   |                                                                       |
   | Hopefully, the Water Dragon does not inflict sleep status to more than|
   | two members. Its major attack deals 45 damage to one member, so keep  |
   | all characters' HP above 50.                                          |
   |                                                                       |
   | Use Hero's Punishment Rune, Eternal Ordeal, as it deals 290-296 damage|
   | but pay attention to his HP. Have someone be a healer to heal the     |
   | allies, preferably Chiepoo or Paula and other members to attack or    |
   | cast offensive or protective rune magic.                              |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                 Deserted Island          [013]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Enemies: Pearl Crab, Wild Crab, Giant Bat
Bosses: Boss Crab, Wild Crabs

  ~+---------------------------------------+~  Once you are awake, talk to
 ~ |             Items List                | ~ your party and explore the
   |                                       |   island, including the cave(you
   | Necklace        ( )                   |   have to go to the Subterranean
   | Lucky Ring      ( )                   |   Lake before exiting the cave).
   | Water Amulet    ( )                   |   
   | Guard Ring      ( )                   |   At the end of the Dense Forest
  ~+---------------------------------------+~  (Hill), you will find a
<_Necklace_> in the chest at Northeast section. Return back to the beach and
assigned jobs to your members.

Hero and his companions are going to collect wood, rope and coconuts. Coconuts
are found in the West area(Edge of Island), ropes are scattered around the
beach and wood is found by examining the sparkling light on the tree trunk in
Dense Forest and Hill. Press L1 button to enter first person view if you have
trouble finding the sparkling light.

After you have completed your own task, head to the Subterranean Lake to catch
a glimpse of a mermaid. Examine the sparkling light where she stood to receive
a <_Lucky Ring_> and examine the glowing spot to fully restored your health.
Head back out and if you need to buy some items, talk to Chiepoo. After that,
enter the cave behind Chiepoo to rest.

Repeat the same process for two more days. On the second day, the mermaid will
stay longer to talk to you for a bit before leaving a <_Water Amulet_> for you
to pick up. On the third day, she will ask Hero some questions, I am not sure
choosing the second option will make her hate you and not joining your party
later so it would be safer for you to pick the top option and she finally
hands over the <_Guard Ring_> after the conversation.

Finally, the ship has been fixed and you are ready to leave the island. Talk
to your party to find Chiepoo is missing. After a bizarre cutscene, save and
head to Hill to prepare for a boss fight.



                     Boss Battle: Boss Crab, Wild Crabs x 2
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: 1538, 90 | Potch gained: - | Item Dropped: -                      | ~
   |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |                                                                       |
   | This is not the actual battle, so just use physical attacks to take   |
   | the wild crabs first, before attacking the Boss Crab. After that, you |
   | will find that physical attacks are useless and given a choose to use |
   | the Punishment Rune. Use it.                                          |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~


                     Boss Battle: Boss Crab, Wild Crabs x 6
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: 1538, 90 | Potch gained: 3280 | Items Dropped: Crab Bun           | ~
   |              |                    |                Seashell x 2       |
   |              |                    |                Shell              |
   |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |                                                                       |
   | Eliminate the wild crabs first and unleash rune magic on the Boss Crab|
   | Hero's Eternal Ordeal is useful in this fight and be sure to keep an  |
   | eye on his HP, try not to let it fall below 80 HP.                    |
   |                                                                       |
   | Boss Crab has two types of attack; one is an attack that deals 46-55  |
   | HP damage to a member and the other attack that damages 50 HP to all  |
   | characters, so keep all characters' HP above 60.                      |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

Run towards the light again to fight another shadow. After the scene, Hero's
Rune of Punishment now has level 2 rune magic, Double Edged Sword. His rune
will gain a new magic level each time Hero fights a shadow.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |             Leaving Deserted Island      [014]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Enemies: Fly Lizard
Bosses: Killer Rays

Save your game and talk to either one of your former Gaien comrades to set
sail. Sail around and engage two random battles, and then... not again,



                         Boss Battle: Killer Ray x 2
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: 1292 | Potch gained: 1600 | Items Dropped: Water Rune Piece       | ~
   |          |                    |                Jizo Clock             |
   |          |                    |                Mega Medicine          |
   |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |                                                                       |
   | Killer Rays's major attack is when both of them attack simultaneously,|
   | dealing 70 HP damage to all allies. Their own physical attack only    |
   | damage 50 HP to a character, so it is very important to take out one  |
   | killer ray fast.                                                      |
   |                                                                       |
   | Now Hero has a new rune magic, Double Edged Sword, that attacks all   |
   | enemies, but it deals less damage than Eternal Ordeal and takes Hero's|
   | HP even more so I suggest sticking to Eternal Ordeal. Keep your       |
   | characters' HP above 80 and Hero's HP above 100.                      |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

After the battle, talk to everyone on the ship for some scenes.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                  Obel Patrol Ship        [015]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

                   ~+---------------------------------------+~  
                  ~ |             Item List                 | ~
                    |                                       | 
                    | Treasure Map    ( )                   |   
                   ~+---------------------------------------+~

Search the cabin for a <_Treasure Map_> on a table behind Flare. Save and talk
to Desmond twice to continue.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                  Kingdom of Obel         [016]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Character Recruitment: Desmond, Louise, Chadli, Tov

  ~+---------------------------------------+~  At the docks, go East to find a
 ~ |             Items List                | ~ <_Treasure Map_> near a lone
   |                                       |   barrel. Go North to the next
   | Treasure Map    ( )                   |   screen. Right in front of you
   | Lottery Ticket  ( )                   |   is an Appraiser Shop, on the
   | Soap            ( )                   |   left is a Trading Shop and on
   | Seashell        ( )                   |   the right is a Lottery Shop.
  ~+---------------------------------------+~  

Talk to a little girl standing near the Lottery Shop to get a <_Lottery Ticket
_>. Go up the nearest stairs to the next screen. Speak to the woman wearing in
pink clothing for a <_Soap_>. Go up to find two shops here; Armor Shop and
Smithy. Upgrade Hero, Keneth, Jewel and Tal's(or someone who has high attack)
weapons to full if possible(if not, upgrade to level 5).



         Trading Post           
  ~+---------------------+~
 ~ |                     | ~
   | Bad Gold Ore        |
   | Bad Cotton Cloth    |
   | Bad Flax Cloth      |
   | Sugar               |
   | Soy Sauce           |
   | Soap                |
   | Crystal Ball        |
   | Candle              |
   | Fur                 |
   | Native Costume      |
   | Holly Berry         |
   | Deer Antler         |
   | Book                |
   | Herbal Medicine     |
   | Wine                |
  ~+---------------------+~

                     Armor Shop           
  ~+-----------------------------------------------+~
 ~ |                                               | ~
   | Shoes---------------------------120 potch     |
   | Knee Socks----------------------350 potch     |
   | Anklet--------------------------400 potch     |
   | Iron Boots----------------------500 potch     |
   | Wristbands----------------------250 potch     |
   | Bangle--------------------------250 potch     |
   | Kite Shield---------------------3500 potch    |
   | Tunic---------------------------120 potch     |
   | Chain Mail----------------------350 potch     |
   | Happi Coat----------------------600 potch     |
   | Wool Loincloth------------------700 potch     |
   | Corset--------------------------800 potch     |
   | Iron Mail-----------------------1600 potch    |
   | Linen Outfit--------------------1500 potch    |
   | Forehead Guard------------------120 potch     |
   | Circlet-------------------------120 potch     |
   | Iron Helm-----------------------500 potch     |
   | Guard Ring----------------------2000 potch    |
   | Counter Ring------------------- 20,000 potch  |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------+~

                    Rune Shop           
  ~+---------------------------------------------+~
 ~ |                                             | ~
   | Sunbeam Orb-------------------10,000 potch  |
   | Lightning Orb-----------------500 potch     |
   | Earth Orb---------------------500 potch     |
   | Water Orb---------------------500 potch     |
  ~+---------------------------------------------+~

                  Equipment Shop           
  ~+-------------------------------------------+~
 ~ |                                           | ~
   | Medicine--------------------20 potch      |
   | Mega Medicine---------------150 potch     |
   | Antitoxin-------------------50 potch      |
   | Escape Talisman-------------200 potch     |
   | Jizo Clock------------------500 potch     |
   | Thunder Amulet--------------2200 potch    |
  ~+-------------------------------------------+~


Take the only way up to the next screen. Head up once more to find a Rune Shop
and equip a water rune to Chiepoo. The shop next to the Rune Shop is an
Equipment Shop, buy some medicines, a few Jizo Clocks and Mega Medicines if
you have some money left. The shop at the far end is an Inn. Save your game
(choose "Yes, I'd like to rest." in order to save) before going up.

Head inside and talk to a man on your right for a long cutscene. You will
receive the Ruins Entry Permit. Head out from the palace and after another
cutscene, go East to the Cliff Path and enter the cave.

After some scenes, go up the stairs and enter the door to First Passageway. Go
forward and up a small flight of stairs on the left to Hero's room. Sleep and
watch the scene. Save before heading out and go downstairs to talk to Desmond
to get permission to use a ship. Talk to him the second time to organise your
party.

Go to the Antechamber(where Setsu was earlier) and talk to an old woman on the
East side to receive a <_Seashell_>.

Right now you have two objectives; one is to go to the Obel Ruins to continue
on with the story and the other is to explore other islands. I suggest you
explore the islands first to level up your characters, grab some items, earn
money and also to start recruiting characters, since the enemies in the ruins
are quite tough if your characters are underleveled.

If you are going to do some exploring, head down to the dock and hop onto the
ship. Save when you are on the world map and sail North.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                  Mordo Island            [017]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Enemies: Killer Rodent, Yellow Rodent, Rodent Leader, Killer Fly, Paradise Bee

  ~+---------------------------------------+~  There is a hot spring in front
 ~ |             Items List                | ~ of you, go in and examine the
   |                                       |   water to replenish your health.
   | Treasure Map  ( )                     |   Head outside and search the
   | Window Set 4  ( )                     |   wooden boxes on the right for a
  ~+---------------------------------------+~  <_Treasure Map_>.

On your right is a Trading Post and a chest containing a <_Window Set 4_>
behind it. Board your ship and head Northeast to Nay Island.



         Trading Post           
  ~+---------------------+~
 ~ |                     | ~
   | Bad Iron Ore        |
   | Bad Silver Ore      |
   | Bad Gold Ore        |
   | Bad Cotton Cloth    |
   | Bad Wool Cloth      |
   | Pearl               |
   | Salt                |
   | Soy Sauce           |
   | Mayonnaise          |
   | Crystal Ball        |
   | Candle              |
   | Musk                |
   | Deer Antler         |
   | Herbal Medicine     |
   | Rum                 |
  ~+---------------------+~



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                   Nay Island             [018]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Enemies: Killer Fly, Golden Wolf, Savage Sprout, Demon Frog

Character Recruitment: Perrault

  ~+-----------------------------------------+~  Turn right and go down the
 ~ |             Items List                  | ~ stairs, turn left a bit and
   |                                         |   go straight to get a <_Wool
   | Wool Loincloth    ( )                   |   Loincloth_> from the chest.
   | Treasure Map      ( )                   |   
   | Treasure Map      ( )                   |   Head back to where you came
   | Treasure Map      ( )                   |   from and go North and up the
   | Old Book Vol. 6   ( )                   |   stairs to the next screen.
   | Treasure Map      ( )                   |   
   | Lightning Orb     ( )                   |   There is a Smithy at the far
   | Old Book Vol. 3   ( )                   |   left side which can upgrade
   | Treasure Map      ( )                   |   your weapons up to level 7(If
  ~+-----------------------------------------+~  possible, upgrade your
characters' weapons to the maximum, if not, upgrade them to level 6).

Take the nearby stairs and go up. Once you are on the second level, turn left
to find a <_Treasure Map_> in the chest. Turn right and go North until you see
a slope on your left. The house next to the slope is the Village Chief's House
Go in and search the shelves on the North section for a <_Treasure Map_>.

Head back out, turn left and go up the stairs. Go up another flight of stairs.
Go up all the way to the top to find an Inn. Go in and enter the Northwest
door to find a <_Treasure Map_> in the chest. Exit and search the bookshelves
on the West side for an <_Old Book Vol. 6_>. Save your game if you want.

Now head all the way back to the harbor and instead of returning to your ship,
go up the stairs on the left to the Stonecutter's Field.

Keep to the right and look for a huge boulder in front of a tree, there is a
chest behind the boulder containing a <_Treasure Map_>. You might encounter
Savage Sprout and Demon Frog here; they don't give you much experience points
but they drop higher amounts of potch than the ordinary enemies encountered
here.

If you want to fight them, use strong runes like Hero's Eternal Ordeal or
Keneth's Soaring Bolt(level 3). Cast protective spells on your party as well.
Continue forward and cross the long bridge to Nay Kobold Settlement.

Once you reach, go North to a Lottery Shop. On the left is a Warehouse that
cannot be entered until later in the game. Further ahead is a Trading Post, go
in and speak to the man wearing copper brown jacket and allow him to join your
party. Head to the far right to find an Appraiser Shop and a chest containing
a <_Lightning Orb_>.




         Trading Post           
  ~+---------------------+~
 ~ |                     | ~
   | Bad Iron Ore        |
   | Bad Silver Ore      |
   | Bad Flax Cloth      |
   | Salt                |
   | Soy Sauce           |
   | Mayonnaise          |
   | Soap                |
   | Crystal Ball        |
   | Flute               |
   | Musk                |
   | Fur                 |
   | Native Costume      |
   | Holly Berry         |
   | Flower Seed         |
   | Wine                |
  ~+---------------------+~

Take the spiral path up and go up the stairs to the top. Enter the house in
front of you, go up the spiral path and get an <_Old Book Vol. 3_> from the
chest at the end. Leave and go up the spiral path to the hot spring.

Take a dip in there to restore your health. Go West, moving along the short
spiral path and examine under the tree for the last <_Treasure Map_>. Leave
Nay Island and head East to Na-Nal Island.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                   Na-Nal Island          [019]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Enemies: Paradise Bee, Golden Hairball(one time only)

Character Recruitment: Rita, Mitsuba, Reinhold

  ~+-------------------------------------------+~  Head North for a Trading
 ~ |             Items List                    | ~ Post. Pearls should be
   |                                           |   selling around 2500 potch,
   | Treasure Map       ( )                    |   so buy as much as you can
   | Treasure Map       ( )  <Golden Hairball> |   now. 
   | Treasure Map       ( )                    |   
   | Treasure Map       ( )                    |   Go West to find an unused
   | Stone of Strength  ( )                    |   ship, go up and examine the
  ~+-------------------------------------------+~  wooden basket for a
<_Treasure Map_>. Go down and head to the right side of the ship to find a
treasure chest. Defeat the Golden Hairball to get another <_Treasure Map_>.

Head North to the next screen. At the first fork, go East to find an Inn. Save
and talk to the girl to play a game.


         Trading Post           
  ~+---------------------+~
 ~ |                     | ~
   | Bad Silver Ore      |
   | Bad Flax Cloth      |
   | Bad Wool Cloth      |
   | Pearl               |
   | Sugar               |
   | Salt                |
   | Crystal Ball        |
   | Flute               |
   | Candle              |
   | Fur                 |
   | Native Costume      |
   | Book                |
   | Ancient Text        |
   | Rum                 |
  ~+---------------------+~

This perhaps is the most irritating and tedious task to recruit a person. You
can play as much as you like until you are out of potch and that is when you
loses. Every time you win or lose, Rita will ask if you want to settle the
score, make sure that your score is higher than hers before settling a score.
If not, you have to pay for your losses.

If you score is higher, settle it and she loses. Win three rounds and she will
admit defeat. Talk to her once more to allow her to join your party finally.

Go back to the fork and head right. There is an Equipment Shop on the left
side, buy any items you need. Go forward to the Open-air Bath and take a dip
in. Be sure to talk to the man wearing in purple clothing to learn about a
Rune Master in this island.

Go all the way back, past the Equipment Shop and turn left to the next screen.


                  Equipment Shop           
  ~+-------------------------------------------+~
 ~ |                                           | ~
   | Medicine--------------------20 potch      |
   | Mega Medicine---------------150 potch     |
   | Antitoxin-------------------50 potch      |
   | Cough Drop------------------50 potch      |
   | Needle----------------------50 potch      |
   | Escape Talisman-------------200 potch     |
   | Jizo Clock------------------500 potch     |
  ~+-------------------------------------------+~
                     Armor Shop           
  ~+------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ |                                                | ~
   | Leg Armor------------------------700 potch     |
   | Silver Bracers-------------------3000 potch    |
   | Wool Mittens---------------------500 potch     |
   | Wool Robe------------------------2600 potch    |
   | Wool Vest------------------------2100 potch    |
   | Silver Chain---------------------3600 potch    |
   | Wool Hat-------------------------700 potch     |
   | Silver Circlet-------------------2000 potch    |
   | Lucky Ring-----------------------20,000 potch  |
   | Speed Ring-----------------------20,000 potch  |
  ~+------------------------------------------------+~

                    Rune Shop           
  ~+---------------------------------------------+~
 ~ |                                             | ~
   | Medicine Orb------------------5000 potch    |
   | Killer Orb--------------------5000 potch    |
   | Alert Orb---------------------10,000 potch  |
   | Wind Orb----------------------500 potch     |
   | Water Orb---------------------500 potch     |
   | Fire Orb----------------------500 potch     |
  ~+---------------------------------------------+~

Turn right at where the two elderly women are standing, this path leads you to
an Armor Shop. Buy the best armor for your party if possible and search the
wooden crates at the left for a <_Treasure Map_>. Also, talk to the man
wearing in yellow before leaving the shop. Go back, head North and turn right
to a Rune Shop. Search the cabinet for the last <_Treasure Map_>.

Go out and head forward to speak to a man covered in bandages. He wants you to
punish a girl wearing in red. Go North and talk to her to duel.



                        Optional Duel Battle: Mitsuba
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | These are the following statements that Mitsuba will attack:          | ~
   |                                                                       |
   | - Hahaha, not yet, not yet!                                           |
   | - I'm going to slash you, and it's gonna hurt!                        |
   | - Then, shall we have a little match?                                 |
   |                                                                       |
   | These are the following statements that Mitsuba will defend:          |
   |                                                                       |
   | - Come and get me!                                                    |
   | - Whew, I'll see how it goes for a bit.                               |
   | - First, let's see how good you are.                                  |
   |                                                                       |
   | These are the following statements that Mitsuba will use special      |
   | attack:                                                               |
   |                                                                       |
   | - Okay, I'll finish it in the next move!                              |
   | - You're dead!!!                                                      |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

Once you beat her, she and Reinhold will join your party. The rightmost path
leads to the jail area, in the middle path is the path to eleven settlement
with nothing to pick up. On the left leads to the Chief's house. Open the
treasure chest for a <_Stone of Strength_>. Head back, heal yourself at the
hot bath if necessary and leave the island.

Once you are on the world map, I suggest you upgrade your characters' weapons
to level 7 in Nay Island and stop by Mordo Island to heal and sell your pearls
at 7000 potch each if you wish before returning to Obel.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                  Kingdom of Obel         [020]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Character Recruitment: Ornan

You will see a new guy in blue standing next to the two women below the Smithy
talk to him to recruit him along. Rest in the headquarters if you need, save
and add Louise as your support character if you have not done so. Now head to
the Obel Ruins(on the left side of the palace).



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                   Obel Ruins             [021]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Enemies: Jellyman, Unicorn, Killer Rodent, Angel Hairball(one time only)
Boss: Guard

Character Recruitment: Rikie, Rakgi, Lilin

  ~+------------------------------------------+~  Always defeat the Unicorn
 ~ |             Items List                   | ~ first before attacking the
   |                                          |   Jellyman. Take the only
   | 5000 potch         ( )                   |   linear path to the next
   | Thunder Amulet     ( )                   |   screen.
   | Magic Hand         ( )                   |   
   | Golden Hammer      ( )  <Angel Hairball> |   Turn left and go down the
   | One-Piece Dress    ( )                   |   stairs, head East and follow
   | Window Set 2       ( )                   |   the path to get <_5000 potch
   | Mega Medicine      ( )                   |   _> from the chest.
   | Mushroom x 3       ( )                   |   
   | Mega Medicine x 3  ( )                   |   Head back and before taking
   | Escape Talisman    ( )                   |   the stairs up, go straight
   | Treasure Map       ( )                   |   to the next screen to get a
  ~+------------------------------------------+~  <_Thunder Amulet_> in the
chest. Go back and head up the stairs to the top and go West to the next
screen.

Head East and grab the chest containing a <_Magic Hand_> at the end. Go back
and head North to the next screen. Go North to find a chest containing a
<_Golden Hammer_> which is heavily guarded by Angel Hairball. I suggest leave
the chest and returned back when your party is stronger to take it down.

So instead of heading North (where the Golden Hammer was), head East and you
will find a chest almost immediately, containing a <_One-Piece Dress_>. Go
East twice to the next two screens, follow the path, head up the stairs and go
East in the middle of the path. There is a chest containing a <_Window Set 2_>

Head back and go up the stairs to the top to save. Go right, past the linear
path and head East at the intersection and open the chest for a <_Mega
Medicine_>. Now head back to the save point(in case you forgot, go West to the
next screen and past the linear path) and save your game.

Finally, take the North path and go North for a boss battle.



                               Boss Battle: Guard
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: 1665 | Potch gained: 1000 | Items Dropped: Platinum               | ~
   |          |                    |                ? Ornament             |
   |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |                                                                       |
   | Guard has a high attack and defense power so it is best if you sharpen|
   | your weapons to maximum and buy strong armor for everyone, especially |
   | Chiepoo.                                                              |
   |                                                                       |
   | Guard has an attack that deals 60-73 HP damage for all and an attack  |
   | that damages 93 HP for one ally(if Clay Guardian is not cast), so keep|
   | everyone's HP except Hero, above 100. Have someone equip and cast an  |
   | Earth Rune and cast Clay Guardian to minimise the amount of damage on |
   | allies.                                                               |
   |                                                                       |
   | The most frustrating part is try not to use too much of your rune     |
   | magic or else you will have some difficulty later, so have the weakest|
   | character to defend most of the time and the strongest to attack.     |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

After the boss fight, head forward to the Inner Ruins. Save your game and open
the chest here for <_Mushroom x 3_>, <_Mega Medicine x 3_> and <_Escape
Talisman_>. Head forward and talk to the woman for a cutscene. After that,
search the bottom of the tree for a <_Treasure Map_>. Now try to leave this
place.



                               Boss Battle: Guard
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: 2062 | Potch gained: 1500 | Items Dropped: Iron Hammer            | ~
   |          |                    |                Diamond                |
   |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |                                                                       |
   | The Guard has the same attacks but deal more damage this time; it     |
   | attacks all allies, dealing 65-71 HP damage and attacks one character |
   | for 74 HP damage. Since you are fighting this the last time, unleash  |
   | all powerful rune magic on it and keep everyone's HP above 110.       |
   |                                                                       |
   | Hero's Eternal Ordeal deals the most damage, but keep an eye on Hero's|
   | HP. Unleash all rune spells on it and the Guard will fall quickly.    |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

After you have defeated the Guard for good, Rikie and Rakgi join your party.
Head back to your headquarters to save, rest or change your party or support
characters if you wish(remove Louise from your support party so you can
recruit another character).

Along the way, you will meet Manu standing near the entrance to the Cave. He
can bring you over to the dock area instantly. Now that's a handy "Quick Jump"
option.

By now, you should have recruited 10 characters(party, support, etc.), so head
to the dock and board your ship. You will soon see the mermaid who you met in
Deserted Island calling for help. Once you are on the world map, sail towards
the white circle shown on the map to fight an easy battle against the nasty
merchants.

Fight them for two rounds and when they try to escape, select the option to
sink their ship. After the events, Lilin joins your party and head back to
Obel to encounter a familiar pirate.



                          Naval Battle: Pirate Dario
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | Rune Cannons: Wind, Fire                                              | ~
   |                                                                       |
   | Choose Tov for his fire rune and keep blasting Dario's ship until it  |
   | sinks.                                                                |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

After the scene, head back to Obel.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                  Kingdom of Obel         [022]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Character Recruitment: Cedric

Go to the Inn and talk to the lady at the counter for a short scene. Talk to
the lady in pink to find out that that guy named Cedric is heading to the
palace. When you arrive near the palace, Cedric will run towards the
headquarters. Once you reached the headquarters, talk to Louise(Louise must
NOT be in your support party) and then Cedric joins you. Talk to Desmond and
then sail to Nay Island.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                   Nay Island             [023]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Head to where the slope was(left of Village Chief's house) and talk to the man
staring at the ocean. After the scene, cross the bridge and head to the inn to
rest. When you gain control of Hero, try to leave the room. After the cutscene
choose to rest and in the next day, head to the place where you met Oleg
earlier. Head to the beach for a scene and return to Obel.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                  Kingdom of Obel         [024]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Bosses: Akaghi, Mizuki

Character Recruitment: Oleg, Ramada, Akaghi, Mizuki, Adrienne, Yu, Pablo, Nico
                       Haruto

Go to the palace and talk to Lino and head back to your headquarters to
encounter another familiar person on your way.



                         Boss Battle: Akaghi, Mizuki 
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: 635, 653 | Potch gained: 940 | Item Dropped: -                    | ~
   |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |                                                                       |
   | Fighting Akaghi and Mizuki should be extremely easy compared to Guard.|
   | Using physical attack is enough to take them out but if you want to   |
   | finish them quickly, use Eternal Ordeal.                              |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

After defeating them, return back to the palace and after the conversation,
save your game and go to your headquarters. The Kooluks have arrived, there is
no choice but to use the rune. Prepare to defend Obel in the navy battle.



                         Naval Battle: Defending Obel
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | Rune Cannons: Fire and Wind, Wind and Earth                           | ~
   |                                                                       |
   | Fire is strong against Wind and Wind is strong against Earth, so equip|
   | fire and wind cannons for Hero's ship. Command whichever ship you want|
   | to fight against with and use the appropriate rune cannon to fire.    |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

Run forward and defeat another shadow. After the scene, you awake in Hero's
room, head to the Saloon 2F for a scene and go out to the Cliff Path for
another scene. Looks like the Kooluks don't intend to give up, return back to
the headquarters and enter the War Room on second floor.

Head to the town and talk to the man wearing in green walking near the
Equipment Shop to recruit him, speak to the two women below the Smithy to
allow them to join as well. Be sure to talk to Adrienne near the Trading Shop
and Yu beside the Appraiser Shop.

Head to the dock area and speak to the man wearing in blue. Once Flare
suggests to head back, stock up medicines and other items before heading back
to the Cliff Path. Flares leaves you, so head on to War Room to continue.

After some cutscenes, talk to everyone on board and try to enter the Bridge.
After another scene, anchor your ship to explore the various levels. I will
update when a new shop has opened.

 ___                ___
(___The Ship of OBEL___)

1st floor: Hero's Room
           Comment Box
           Lino's Room
<Saloon 2F>
           Perrault(Bulletin Board)

2nd floor: Desmond(assign party and support characters)
           Stars of Destiny List
           War Room
<Saloon 1F>
           Rita(play mahjong game)
           Louise(assign members, save point and rest)

3rd floor: Adrienne(Smithy, give hammers to her)
           Chadli(Equipment Shop)

4th floor: Not much interest yet.

5th floor: Lilin(Accessories' Shop)
           Tov(change ship's design and increase the status of the ship)
           Reinhold(Training Hall)

Since you can rest in Hero's room any time you want, feel free to use your
rune magic as much as you like. Assign members to your party before sailing to
the Nest of Pirates.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                  Nest of Pirates         [025]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Character Recruitment: Kika, Sigurd, Hervey, Dario, Nalleo, Mao, Nao

  ~+------------------------------------------+~  Talk to the pirate wearing
 ~ |             Items List                   | ~ blue striped clothes to view
   |                                          |   his item wares. Search
   | Treasure Map       ( )                   |   behind to find a <_Treasure
   | Pirate Bracers     ( )                   |   Map_> near a chest(not
   | Treasure Map       ( )                   |   treasure chest).
   | Ocean Rune Piece   ( )                   |   
  ~+------------------------------------------+~  Walk past him and there is a
Smithy on the left who can upgrade your weapons to level 9. I recommend you
sharpen your weapons later, go North and talk to a pirate staring out at the
sea and he will tell you that he saw a mermaid around the island.

Continue on and open the chest for a <_Pirate Bracers_> at the end. Now head
into the cave and speak to Kika sitting in the middle. After the conversation
ends, Kika, Sigurd, Hervey, Dario and Nalleo join your party.



                  Equipment Shop           
  ~+-------------------------------------------+~
 ~ |                                           | ~
   | Mega Medicine---------------150 potch     |
   | Cough Drop------------------50 potch      |
   | Needle----------------------50 potch      |
   | Jizo Clock------------------500 potch     |
  ~+-------------------------------------------+~

Go into Kika's room and open the chest on the West side for <_Treasure Map_>
and <_Ocean Rune Piece_>.

I suggest you switch some of your party characters; put Sigurd into your basic
party permanently because he uses long-ranged weapon, has a high attack and
defense ratings and is good in water magic which is VERY useful later in the
game, you can also put Kika and Hervey in your party if you wish.

Once you have assigned your party, equipped armor and sharpen their weapons to
level 7. Time to do some recruiting.

Rest in Hero's room. Tov will mention about a Forbidden Room, go to 5th floor
and enter the first door on the left and Mao joins your party. Rest in Hero's
room again and Tov will complain the same thing, head to the same room and
this time, Nao joins you.

Go to the Bulletin Board and read about Bartholomew in the First Issue before
heading to Nay Island.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                   Nay Island             [026]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Character Recruitment: Viki, Bang, Bartholomew

Time to do some recruiting! Pick up the Message Bottle on the far East side of
the beach area and make your way to the Nay Kobold Settlement.

When you are about to cross the suspension bridge, Viki will appear briefly
before teleporting again. Cross the bridge to Nay Kobold Settlement and exit
immediately, she should be waiting for you to recruit her at the other end of
the bridge. She also hands over the Glowing Hand Mirror; this Glowing Mirror
can be used anywhere, anytime, even on a ship. Now return back to Nay Kobold
Settlement.

Speak to Bang at the Lottery Shop to recruit him and enter the Residence(green
house) and talk to Bartholomew to recruit him as well. Use the Hand Mirror to
teleport back to the ship. Since you have recruited Viki, you can now teleport
to any places you have been before. So teleport to Na-Nal Island.

 ___                ___
(___The Ship of OBEL___)

1st floor: Hero's Room
           Comment Box
           Lino's Room
<Saloon 2F>
           Perrault(Bulletin Board)

2nd floor: Viki(teleportation) **NEW**
           Desmond(assign party and support characters)
           Stars of Destiny List
           War Room
<Saloon 1F>
           Rita(play mahjong game)
           Louise(assign members, save point and rest)

3rd floor: Bang(Lottery Shop) **NEW**
           Adrienne(Smithy, give hammers to her)
           Chadli(Equipment Shop)

4th floor: Not much interest yet.

5th floor: Mao(grows mushroom, Cultivation Room) **NEW**
           Nao(grows mint, Cultivation Room) **NEW**
           Lilin(Accessories' Shop)
           Tov(change ship's design and increase the status of the ship)
           Reinhold(Training Hall)



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                   Na-Nal Island          [027]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Character Recruitment: Ugetsu, Manu, Jeane, Shiramine, Lilan

Talk to the woman near the Trading Post to recruit her. Head to the inn to
talk to Manu to recruit him as well. If you have talk to the two men about the
Rune Master, go back to the Rune Shop and Jeane also joins your party if you
requested to meet and recruit her.

Head back to your ship. Talk to Ugetsu at Rear Deck for a short scene. After
the scene, Shiramine joins you.

 ___                ___
(___The Ship of OBEL___)

1st floor: Manu(installs an elevator - all levels) **NEW**
           Hero's Room
           Comment Box
           Lino's Room

<Saloon 2F>
           Perrault(Bulletin Board)

2nd floor: Ugetsu(fishing, in Rear Deck) **NEW**
           Shiramine(casting net, in Rear Deck) **NEW**
           Desmond(assign party and support characters)
           Stars of Destiny List
           War Room
           Viki(teleportation)
<Saloon 1F>
           Rita(play mahjong game)
           Louise(assign members, save point and rest)

3rd floor: Jeane(Rune Shop) **NEW**
           Adrienne(Smithy, give hammers to her)
           Chadli(Equipment Shop)
           Bang(Lottery Shop)

4th floor: Not much interest yet.

5th floor: Lilin(Accessories' Shop)
           Tov(change ship's design and increase the status of the ship)
           Reinhold(Training Hall)
           Mao(grows mushroom, Cultivation Room)
           Nao(grows mint, Cultivation Room)

Sail and dock your ship in the middle of Nay and Na-Nal Island, talk to
Shiramine to cast the net. Sail to and fro, between Nay and Na-Nal Island to
recruit Lilan(took me less than 5 mins using a party of Hero, Kika, Sigurd and
Viki) only if Lilin has joined your party first.

Make sure you have a flower seed in your inventory and put Mizuki in your
party and sail North to Iluya Island(the area there should be raining and you
will encounter new enemies as well).



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                   Iluya Island           [028]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Enemy: Stun Lizard

Character Recruitment: Nataly, Kate, Izak

  ~+------------------------------------------+~  When you reach, go up and
 ~ |             Items List                   | ~ turn right for <_Ocean Rune
   |                                          |   Piece_> and <_Treasure Map_>
   | Ocean Rune Piece   ( )                   |   in the chest.
   | Treasure Map       ( )                   |   
   | Chinchilla Stand   ( )                   |   Go North and turn left at
   | Guardian Garb      ( )  <Angel Hairball> |   the fork for a <_Chinchilla
   | Treasure Map       ( )                   |   Stand_> in the chest. Return
   | Ocean Rune Piece   ( )                   |   to the previous fork and
   | Treasure Map       ( )                   |   head forward to the next
   | Simple Wallpaper   ( )                   |   screen.
   | Hero's Armor       ( )  <Angel Hairball> |   
   | Old Book Vol. 7    ( )                   |   On the right, behind the
  ~+------------------------------------------+~  well, there is a chest
containing <_Guardian Garb_> which is guarded by an Angel Hairball. Wait till
your characters are strong enough to fight it.

On the left search the crates for a <_Treasure Map_>, turn around and enter
the Kooluk's Army Base and open the chest containing <_Ocean Rune Piece_> and
<_Treasure Map_>. Search the box at the far Northwest corner for a <_Simple
Wallpaper_>. Exit the base and go North to the Destroyed Town.

There is a treasure chest behind the debris containing a <_Hero's Armor_>
which is also guarded by another Angel Hairball at the Southwest section. Talk
to girl at Southeast section to recruit her, move forward to the next section
of Destroyed Town.

Head right at the second fork and then left at the next. Talk to Kate to
recruit her. Return back and go forward to the centre and speak to the man
standing there. After he joins, take the left path, turn right, go forward a
bit and turn left, turn right and finally turn left to get an <_Old Book
Vol. 7_>.

Leave the island and sail to Deserted Island; it is at the centre of the world
map.

 ___                ___
(___The Ship of OBEL___)

1st floor: Hero's Room
           Comment Box
           Lino's Room
           Manu(installs an elevator - all levels)
<Saloon 2F>
           Nataly(changes window frame) **NEW**
           Perrault(Bulletin Board)

2nd floor: Desmond(assign party and support characters)
           Stars of Destiny List
           War Room
           Viki(teleportation)
           Ugetsu(fishing, in Rear Deck)
           Shiramine(casting net, in Rear Deck)
<Saloon 1F>
           Rita(play mahjong game)
           Louise(assign members, save point and rest)

3rd floor: Adrienne(Smithy, give hammers to her)
           Chadli(Equipment Shop)
           Bang(Lottery Shop)
           Jeane(Rune Shop)

4th floor: Not much interest yet.

5th floor: Lilin(Accessories' Shop)
           Tov(change ship's design and increase the status of the ship)
           Reinhold(Training Hall)
           Mao(grows mushroom, Cultivation Room)
           Nao(grows mint, Cultivation Room)



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                 Deserted Island          [029]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Character Recruitment: Taisuke, Lilen

Go to the cave and speak to Taisuke where you meet Lilin. Head out and pick up
his clothes(a green bundle) outside the cave and give to him. Head out once
more and go back to talk to him, Taisuke joins your party. Go back to where
Taisuke was and speak to Lilen to recruit her as well.

Teleport to Mordo Island, leave and sail slightly Southeast to Donut Island(a
small circular island on the map).



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                   Donut Island          [030]    |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Character Recruitment: Rene

                  ~+------------------------------------------+~
                 ~ |             Item List                    | ~
                   |                                          |
                   | Treasure Map       ( )                   |
                  ~+------------------------------------------+~

Talk to the girl to recruit her. Rene also gives you a <_Treasure Map_>. If
you want to advance the story, teleport to Nest of Pirates.


 ___                ___
(___The Ship of OBEL___)

1st floor: Hero's Room
           Comment Box
           Lino's Room
           Manu(installs an elevator - all levels)
<Saloon 2F>
           Nataly(changes window frame)
           Perrault(Bulletin Board)

2nd floor: Desmond(assign party and support characters)
           Stars of Destiny List
           War Room
           Viki(teleportation)
           Ugetsu(fishing, in Rear Deck)
           Shiramine(casting net, in Rear Deck)
<Saloon 1F>
           Rita(play mahjong game)
           Louise(assign members, save point and rest)

3rd floor: Taisuke(bath) **NEW**
           Adrienne(Smithy, give hammers to her)
           Chadli(Equipment Shop)
           Bang(Lottery Shop)
           Jeane(Rune Shop)

4th floor: Rene(treasure map hunting) **NEW**

5th floor: Lilin(Accessories' Shop)
           Tov(change ship's design and increase the status of the ship)
           Reinhold(Training Hall)
           Mao(grows mushroom, Cultivation Room)
           Nao(grows mint, Cultivation Room)



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                  Nest of Pirates         [031]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Character Recruitment: Phil, Lilon, Liloon

After the cutscenes, speak to Phil to recruit him. Talk to the woman at the
counter to stay and save your game. Try to head back to your ship and you will
soon meet a familiar friend.



                         Naval Battle: Former Friend
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | Rune Cannons: Earth and Lightning, Fire and Wind                      | ~
   |                                                                       |
   | Use Fire against the ship carrying Fire and Wind rune cannons and     |
   | Earth against the ship carrying Earth and Lightning rune cannons.     |
   | Equip the best Fire rune cannon on Hero's ship and best Earth rune    |
   | cannon on Kika's ship(make sure you equipped Fire and Earth runes on  |
   | both ships just in case).                                             |
   |                                                                       |
   | Try not to get too near to them as they might board your ship. You    |
   | will not be able to use items, combo attacks, rune magic or flee from |
   | the party battle and if you lose, it means losing your ship as well,  |
   | so be careful.                                                        |
   |                                                                       |
   | Try to move Hero's ship away if necessary, from the enemies' firing   |
   | range as I noticed that they tend to attack his ship especially the   |
   | ship carrying Earth and Lightning cannons.                            |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

Save your game and chase after Snowe's ship (head to Razril). You will have a
choice to make, choose the second option to continue. You can choose other
options to view a different scene but make sure you SAVE your game first.

After the events, teleport to Nest of Pirates. Leave and enter the island
again by ship, Lilon will show up near the island. After the conversation,
Lilon joins the party. Teleport to Iluya Island next. Go forward and head take
the nearby stairs down, talk to Liloon to recruit this final mermaid.

Once you are ready, teleport to Nest of Pirates, leave and sail Northwest to
Hermitage Island.

A quick note: Equip the best armor for Dario from your inventory , it is not
necessary to sharpen his weapon unless you did not train up Sigurd or Hervey.
Save your game before proceeding to Hermitage Island.


 ___                ___
(___The Ship of OBEL___)

1st floor: Hero's Room
           Comment Box
           Lino's Room
           Manu(installs an elevator - all levels)
<Saloon 2F>
           Nataly(changes window frame)
           Perrault(Bulletin Board)

2nd floor: Desmond(assign party and support characters)
           Stars of Destiny List
           War Room
           Viki(teleportation)
           Ugetsu(fishing, in Rear Deck)
           Shiramine(casting net, in Rear Deck)
<Saloon 1F>
           Rita(play mahjong game)
           Louise(assign members, save point and rest)

3rd floor: Adrienne(Smithy, give hammers to her)
           Chadli(Equipment Shop)
           Bang(Lottery Shop)
           Jeane(Rune Shop)
           Taisuke(bath)

4th floor: Rene(treasure map hunting)

5th floor: Phil(tailor, in the same room as Tov) **NEW**
           Lilin(Accessories' Shop)
           Tov(change ship's design and increase the status of the ship)
           Reinhold(Training Hall)
           Mao(grows mushroom, Cultivation Room)
           Nao(grows mint, Cultivation Room)



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                 Hermitage Island         [032]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Enemies: Demon Wolf, Wild Leaves, Fossil Beast(Hero only)
Boss: Horned Behemoth

Character Recruitment: Elenor, Agnes

  ~+-------------------------------------------+~  Once you reached, Sigurd,
 ~ |             Items List                    | ~ Hervey and Dario will
   |                                           |   accompany Hero for this
   | Mega Medicine x 3   ( )                   |   whole task. Head forward
   | Skunk Orb           ( )                   |   until a cutscene occurs.
   | Treasure Map        ( )                   |   
   | Crab Bun            ( )                   |   After that, take the door
   | Earth Orb           ( )                   |   leading to the Forest area,
   | Copper Hammer       ( )                   |   head Southeast to get
   | Treasure Map        ( )                   |   <_Mega Medicine x 3_> and
  ~+-------------------------------------------+~  <_Skunk Orb_> from the
chest before exiting to the North.

You will encounter enemies along the road but you should have no problem
defeating them at level 40. Once you are near the cave(rotate the right analog
stick for a better view), heal up Hero as you will encounter a boss soon.



                          Boss Battle: Horned Behemoth
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: 878 | Potch gained: 3000 | Item Dropped: Horn                     | ~
   |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |                                                                       |
   | Hero engaged in this battle alone, so equip him with good armor.      |
   | Hero's HP should be around 300+ HP and at level 40. The Behemoth      |
   | damages 33-72 HP, so you need not worry about restoring your health.  |
   | Use Eternal Ordeal for 2-3 times and it should be gone for good.      |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

Head into the cave and pick up the Green Bottle and Crest on the table. Head
behind and examine the shelf at the right side for a <_Treasure Map_>. Return
back to Elenor's house and speak to Agnes. After some conversation, Elenor
joins your party.

Now you can take the other door which Agnes had locked previously, examine the
stove(top left corner) for a <_Crab Bun_>. Leave through the North exit. After
another conversation, Agnes joins your party too.

Examine the well right in front of the door for an <_Earth Orb_>. The treasure
chest at the West section contains a <_Copper Hammer_>, enter the hut behind
this chest to find another chest containing a <_Treasure Map_>. Take the North
exit amd go all the way back to your ship.

Speak to Desmond to re-organise your party. I highly recommend you add Lino,
Viki/Jeane in your party too. Save your game and once you are ready, head to
the War Room.

You will have a duel with Lino. There is no way to avoid this duel so choose
whichever option you want.



                         Duel Battle: Lino En Kuldes
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | These are the following statements that Lino will attack:             | ~
   |                                                                       |
   | - All right, let's get right down to it.                              |
   | - Maybe a little nudge to wake you up?                                |
   | - It's my turn next.                                                  |
   |                                                                       |
   | These are the following statements that Lino will defend:             |
   |                                                                       |
   | - Come on! Let's see what you've got.                                 |
   | - I think I'll save my energy a little.                               |
   |                                                                       |
   | These are the following statements that Lino will use special         |
   | attack:                                                               |
   |                                                                       |
   | - Guess I'll start getting serious now...                             |
   | - Well, I guess I'll scare you a bit!                                 |
   | - Hehe...Better be prepared for the next move...                      |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

You will receive the Golden Seal after the duel. You also can choose a name
for your ship and army too. I will take "Dauntless" as the default name for
the ship and "Rush" for the army. Remember to unequip Dario if you don't want
to use him. Head back to Hermitage Island for some recruiting.


 ___         ___
(___Dauntless___)

1st floor: Elenor's Room **NEW**
           Hero's Room
           Comment Box
           Lino's Room
           Manu(installs an elevator - all levels)
<Saloon 2F>
           Nataly(changes window frame)
           Perrault(Bulletin Board)

2nd floor: Desmond(assign party and support characters)
           Stars of Destiny List
           War Room
           Viki(teleportation)
           Ugetsu(fishing, in Rear Deck)
           Shiramine(casting net, in Rear Deck)
<Saloon 1F>
           Rita(play mahjong game)
           Louise(assign members, save point and rest)

3rd floor: Adrienne(Smithy, give hammers to her)
           Chadli(Equipment Shop)
           Bang(Lottery Shop)
           Jeane(Rune Shop)
           Taisuke(bath)

4th floor: Rene(treasure map hunting)

5th floor: Lilin(Accessories' Shop)
           Tov(change ship's design and increase the status of the ship)
           Phil(tailor)
           Reinhold(Training Hall)
           Mao(grows mushroom, Cultivation Room)
           Nao(grows mint, Cultivation Room)



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |           Hermitage Island <re-visit>    [033]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Optional Boss: Gau

Character Recruitment: Gau, Aldo

Head past the harbor to the Forest area. Head to the top half area of the
mini-map to fight Gau with four Demon Wolfs in a random battle. I noticed if
you encounter Demon Wolfs in that particular area, keep wandering around until
you encounter Gau. If you encounter Wild Leaves instead, that means Gau will
not appear in that area(I'm not 100% sure about this, though. >_<)



                     Optional Boss Battle: Gau, Demon Wolf x 4
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: 2114, 316 | Potch gained: 2700 | Item Dropped: -                  | ~
   |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |                                                                       |
   | Choose a magic that eliminates all Demon Wolfs at once and then focus |
   | on Gau. He inflicts 3 hits (83-125 damage)on one ally, so keep        |
   | everyone's HP above 150. He has quite a lot of HP, so it may take some|
   | time to defeat him. Use Eternal Ordeal and any powerful rune magic on |
   | him and heal if needed.                                               |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

Once you defeated him, Gau joins your party. Head past Elenor's house to the
Back Road (the road leading to the cave) and speak to Aldo who is standing
next to a huge boulder on the right side to recruit him. Teleport to Nest of
Pirates next.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                  Nest of Pirates         [034]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Character Recruitment: Katarina

Talk to Katarina in Kika's room who has recovered. Choose the first option
when she asks, Katarina will then joined your party. Teleport back to
Dauntless and put Chiepoo in your party(equip him if necessary) and teleport
to Nay Island Harbor.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                     Nay Island           [035]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Character Recruitment: Nalkul, Champo

Chiepoo will say that he wants to go to the Trading Shop. Enter the Trading
Shop and head back out. Cross the Suspension Bridge for a cutscene, Hero will
soon discover that something is amiss. Head back to the Nay-Kobold Settlement
and approach the left side of the Warehouse(which is left of the Trading Post)

You will then play a mini-game to retrieve back the seal. Nalkul and Champo
will then "officially" join your party. Teleport to Mordo Island next.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                  Mordo Island            [036]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Optional Bosses: Lo Fong, Lo Hao, Lo Seng

Bosses: Moving Isle, Tentacle

Character Recruitment: Lou Seng, Lou Fong, Lou Hak, Igor, Jango, Brec

Enter the hot spring and you will be greeted by Lo Fong, Lo Hak and Lo Seng.
Choose whichever option you want, they will still fight you.



                 Optional Boss Battle: Lo Fong, Lo Hak, Lo Seng
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: 1136, 1198, 1539 | Potch gained: 15,000 | Item Dropped: -         | ~
   |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |                                                                       |
   | Lo Fong has the fewest HP of all, Lo Hak is the second highest HP of  |
   | the trio and Lo Seng has the highest HP. Lo Fong damages 27 HP, Lo Hak|
   | damages 25-27 HP and Lo Seng damages 38-40 HP for one character. Lo   |
   | Hak sometimes cast fire magic but he should not caused too much damage|
   | for your allies.                                                      |
   |                                                                       |
   | Focus on Lo Fong first, followed by Lo Hak and Lo Seng. After Lo Fong |
   | and Lo Hak are taken care of, focus all your strongest spells on Lo   |
   | Seng.                                                                 |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

After you defeated the trio, Lo Seng, Lo Fong and Lo Hak join your party.
Re-enter Mordo Island and talk to the guy in green pants to recruit Igor. Dip
in the hot spring if you wish and head back to your ship. Enter Hero's room
and talk to the two men to recruit Jango and Brec.

I recommend you start training characters who can use long-ranged weapons like
Sigurd or Lo Hak and good magic casters like Viki and Jeane. I recommend a
party like this: Hero, Sigurd, Viki, Lo Hak/Jeane, Sigurd and Viki should
equip a water rune.

Train them up to level 37, the best place to train them is sailing the sea
near Iluya Island fighting the Red Rays and Spiny Geckos; these enemies gave
fairly good amounts of experience points. Once you are ready, enter the War
Room to continue.


 ___         ___
(___Dauntless___)

1st floor: Hero's Room
           Comment Box
           Lino's Room
           Elenor's Room
           Manu(installs an elevator - all levels)
<Saloon 2F>
           Nataly(changes window frame)
           Perrault(Bulletin Board)

2nd floor: Desmond(assign party and support characters)
           Stars of Destiny List
           War Room
           Viki(teleportation)
           Ugetsu(fishing, in Rear Deck)
           Shiramine(casting net, in Rear Deck)
<Saloon 1F>
           Igor(play coin game) **NEW**
           Rita(play mahjong game)
           Louise(assign members, save point and rest)

3rd floor: Adrienne(Smithy, give hammers to her)
           Chadli(Equipment Shop)
           Bang(Lottery Shop)
           Jeane(Rune Shop)
           Taisuke(bath)

4th floor: Rene(treasure map hunting)

5th floor: Lilin(Accessories' Shop)
           Tov(change ship's design and increase the status of the ship)
           Phil(tailor)
           Reinhold(Training Hall)
           Mao(grows mushroom, Cultivation Room)
           Nao(grows mint, Cultivation Room)

You are about to take back Middleport. After discussing that plan, teleport to
Deserted Island. Leave and sail West to Middleport. When you are about to dock
your ship, make sure you have rest(especially if you have fought the Metal
Crabs near the Deserted Island) and save your game, you will soon face a
tricky boss.



                    Boss Battle: Moving Isle, Tentacle x 4
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: 3520, 588 | Potch gained: 11,200 | Item Dropped: Ocean Rune Piece | ~
   |               |                      |               Silk             |
   |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |                                                                       |
   | It may be one of the hardest boss battles. Moving Isle has a whopping |
   | high HP and four tentacles with 588 HP each. In this battle, only     |
   | long-ranged weapons and rune magic can hurt this one.                 |
   |                                                                       |
   | Pick someone who is a strong magic caster like Jeane or Viki,         |
   | long-ranged weapon user like Sigurd or Lo Hak and most importantly,   |
   | bring a healer in; Viki or Sigurd(both are strong in water magic) or  |
   | both of them if you are want).                                        |
   |                                                                       |
   | Buy good equipment for everyone and sharpen all weapons for this long |
   | fight.                                                                |
   |                                                                       |
   | Moving Isle has two types of attacks; it sprays ink that causes 39 HP |
   | damage and sleep status to one character. It also do a ram attack that|
   | damages 60-80 HP for all or a blast attack that causes 50-90 HP damage|
   | for all too. The tentacle damages 50 HP to one character.             |
   |                                                                       |
   | Hero should defend until all the tentacles are down. The Double Edged |
   | Sword deals little damage to them so let Viki, Sigurd, Lo Hak or Jeane|
   | finish them off first. Once all tentacles are down, use Hero's Eternal|
   | Ordeal on Moving Isle.                                                |
   |                                                                       |
   | If you do not have any magic left, you may use the the mushrooms to   |
   | restore your magic and unleash those spells on Moving Isle. The healer|
   | should cast Healing Rain(or Kindness Drops if you ran out off Healing |
   | Rain) to restore everyone's HP and keep their HP above 120.           |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

After that fight, re-organise your party. Bring those characters you like
because we are going to upgrade their armor soon, put Sigurd in your party
despite his protest; you need him to recruit someone.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                    Middleport            [037]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Character Recruitment: Keen, Deborah, Oskar, Reinbach, Micky, Helga, Etienne,
                       Charlemagne, Gareth

  ~+-------------------------------------------+~  There will be a
 ~ |                Item List                  | ~ conversation once you
   |                                           |   reached, choose the second
   | Interior Design Book  ( )                 |   option.
  ~+-------------------------------------------+~  
Once you gain control of Hero, talk to the old man in black clothing standing
behind on the left of the Trading Post. Teleport to Dauntless and take Sigurd
out of your party and enter Middleport again to speak to Keen. Pay 10,000
potch to recruit him.

If you want to buy good armor for Sigurd, go back and put him in your party
again.


        Trading Post           
  ~+---------------------+~
 ~ |                     | ~
   | Bad Iron Ore        |
   | Bad Gold Ore        |
   | Bad Cotton Cloth    |
   | Bad Wool Cloth      |
   | Pearl               |
   | Sugar               |
   | Salt                |
   | Mayonnaise          |
   | Candle              |
   | Musk                |
   | Native Costume      |
   | Deer Antler         |
   | Book                |
   | Ancient Text        |
   | Herbal Medicine     |
   | Flower Seed         |
   | Wine                |
   | Rum                 |
  ~+---------------------+~

Talk to the woman in orange skirt standing with a group of women to get a
<_Interior Design Book_>. The Armor and Equipment have new items to sell.


                     Armor Shop           
  ~+---------------------------------------------+~
 ~ |                                             | ~
   | Pirate Boots---------------------2000 potch |
   | Silver Boots---------------------2300 potch |
   | Magic Sandals--------------------2200 potch |
   | Paw Gloves-----------------------5000 potch |
   | Noble's Gloves-------------------8500 potch |
   | Pirate Bracers-------------------2700 potch |
   | Feather Robe---------------------3800 potch |
   | Pirate Armor---------------------6500 potch |
   | Silver Mail----------------------8800 potch |
   | Magical Hat----------------------3000 potch |
   | Nay-Kobold Hat-------------------3800 potch |
   | Silver Helm----------------------5250 potch |
  ~+---------------------------------------------+~

                 Equipment Shop           
  ~+----------------------------------------+~
 ~ |                                        | ~
   | Medicine--------------------20 potch   |
   | Mega Medicine---------------150 potch  |
   | Cough Drop------------------50 potch   |
   | Escape Talisman-------------200 potch  |
   | Wind Amulet-----------------2200 potch |
  ~+----------------------------------------+~

Buy lots of Mega Medicine(about 40) as you will need to use them quite soon.
Head into the inn and talk to Deborah, choose the first option to recruit her.
Oskar will join your party later without telling you, so check his name on the
list to see if he had joined.

Head up the central stairs to the Lord's Mansion for some scenes. Leave the
mansion and talk to Rakgi for another cutscene. After that, teleport to Nay
Island, head to the inn and take the Southwest door to talk to the man in
yellow about a strong woman appeared in Middleport. You need this information
to recruit her later.

Leave and enter the Northwest door and speak to Gareth, he will give you the
Rose Crest. Teleport back to Middleport and speak to Reinbach, he and Micky
join your party. Put Reinbach in your party and head to the inn in Middleport.
Talk to the woman on the right, Helga joins your party.

Head up the central stairs to the Lord's Mansion and talk to Etienne to
recruit him.

Teleport to Dauntless and enter Middleport by ship to talk to Charlemagne to
recruit him as well(you need to do this 2-3 times). Teleport to Nay Island
(make sure Reinbach is STILL in your party) and speak to Gareth in the inn to
recruit him too.

Oskar should have joined your party by now, so check to see if his name is on
the list. Rest, remove Reinbach from your party if you want and save your game
Once you are ready, enter the War Room.


 ___         ___
(___Dauntless___)

1st floor: Hero's Room
           Comment Box
           Lino's Room
           Elenor's Room
           Manu(installs an elevator - all levels)
<Saloon 2F>
           Etienne(musicial performer) **NEW**
           Nataly(changes window frame)
           Perrault(Bulletin Board)

2nd floor: Desmond(assign party and support characters)
           Stars of Destiny List
           War Room
           Viki(teleportation)
           Ugetsu(fishing, in Rear Deck)
           Shiramine(casting net, in Rear Deck)
<Saloon 1F>
           Rita(play mahjong game)
           Igor(play coin game)
           Louise(assign members, save point and rest)

3rd floor: Adrienne(Smithy, give hammers to her)
           Chadli(Equipment Shop)
           Bang(Lottery Shop)
           Jeane(Rune Shop)
           Taisuke(bath)

4th floor: Keen(Confession Room) **NEW**
           Deborah(fortune-teller - telling you where to go next) **NEW**
           Rene(treasure map hunting)

5th floor: Lilin(Accessories' Shop)
           Tov(change ship's design and increase the status of the ship)
           Phil(tailor)
           Reinhold(Training Hall)
           Mao(grows mushroom, Cultivation Room)
           Nao(grows mint, Cultivation Room)



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                     Fog Ship             [038]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Enemies: Dead Blade, Prophet
Boss: Fog Ship Guide

Character Recruitment: Ted

  ~+-------------------------------------------+~  Lino will be in your party
 ~ |                Item List                  | ~ for now. You are able to
   |                                           |   add one member only and a
   | Pirate King Vest  ( )                     |   support in your party.
  ~+-------------------------------------------+~
I highly recommend you choose someone who has a high attack and defense rating
(it is not necessary to choose someone with a water rune if you have bought
lots of Mega Medicine) and a support member who heals.

Always finish off the Prophets first before attacking the Dead Blades. Go
North all the way(quite a long way), try not to use Hero's Eternal Ordeal
spells as you will need them the most later. After the Robed man asked you the
SECOND time, heal up your characters to full before moving on as you are about
to face another tough boss.



                         Boss Battle: Fog Ship Guide
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: 7049 | Potch gained: 8000 | Item Dropped: Silk                    | ~
   |          |                    |               Diamond                 |
   |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |                                                                       |
   | This battle may be difficult if you did not sharpen weapon, buy good  |
   | armor and train up Lino. The party consists of Hero, Lino, a character|
   | of your choice and Ted who will join in later. It's a good idea to    |
   | choose a healer(if you did not buy lots of Mega Medicine) for this    |
   | tedious and frustrating battle.                                       |
   |                                                                       |
   | The most frustrating part is Fog Ship Guide loves to drain one        |
   | character's HP for 145-175, especially in the beginning of the battle.|
   | When it loses about half of his health, it drains occasionally.       |
   | Luckily, Ted has a water rune that he can restore one ally's HP.      |
   |                                                                       |
   | Hit Fog Ship Guide with Eternal Ordeal, physical attack and all your  |
   | strongest spells so he will not drain your party members' HP too often|
   | Once Hero has used up his Eternal Ordeal spells, have him use melee   |
   | attacks on it as Double Edged Sword deals little damage.              |
   |                                                                       |
   | Fog Ship Guide has another attack that hits 83-100 HP for all and a   |
   | magic that has a low percentage of killing one ally instantly(purple  |
   | swirling waves). It's best if you keep everyone's HP close to their   |
   | maximum HP as Fog Ship Guide drains almost half of their maximum HP.  |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

After the battle, head North to get a <_Pirate King Vest_> from the chest. Go
back to escape from this ship and after that, Ted joins your party. Teleport
to Nay Island, leave and sail East to Na-Nal Island.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                   Na-Nal Island          [039]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Enemies: Kooluk Archer, Kooluk Captain, Kooluk Soldier, Rock Crab, Wicked Hen,
         Elite Soldier

Character Recruitment: Axel, Selma

  ~+-------------------------------------------+~  Once you land, Lino join
 ~ |                Item List                  | ~ your party for now too, so
   |                                           |   re-organise your party.
   | Old Book Vol. 4   ( )                     |   
  ~+-------------------------------------------+~  Head North to find two
Kooluk soldiers guarding there. Talk/walk past them to trigger a fight, you
are going to fight them for two rounds, just use melee attacks. After the
fight, watch the cutscene.

Once you gain control of Hero, open the chest for an <_Old Book Vol. 4_> and
examine the bed to rest. Take the middle path to the Elven Settlement, go
North all the way and take the Elven Remedy from the altar. Leave this place
and after another cutscene, go back to the harbor to meet Selma.

After another scene, talk to everyone to continue. Leave the altar and head
back to the town square. Fight the soldiers for three rounds and after that,
Axel joins your party.

Now head to the harbor to talk to Selma standing near the Trading Post to
recruit her too. Leave the island and head West to Nay Island.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                     Nay Island           [040]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Character Recruitment: Kevin, Pam

Head to the Village Chief's house and speak to him. After the conversation,
leave and re-enter Nay Island and enter the house again. Kevin and Pam join
your party. Before entering the War Room, there are some characters to
recruit. Teleport to Na-Nal Island.


 ___         ___
(___Dauntless___)

1st floor: Hero's Room
           Comment Box
           Lino's Room
           Elenor's Room
           Manu(installs an elevator - all levels)
<Saloon 2F>
           Nataly(changes window frame)
           Perrault(Bulletin Board)
           Etienne(musicial performer)

2nd floor: Desmond(assign party and support characters)
           Stars of Destiny List
           War Room
           Viki(teleportation)
           Ugetsu(fishing, in Rear Deck)
           Shiramine(casting net, in Rear Deck)
<Saloon 1F>
           Rita(play mahjong game)
           Igor(play coin game)
           Louise(assign members, save point and rest)

3rd floor: Kevin, Pam(cooking, sell food items) **NEW**
           Adrienne(Smithy, give hammers to her)
           Chadli(Equipment Shop)
           Bang(Lottery Shop)
           Jeane(Rune Shop)
           Taisuke(bath)

4th floor: Rene(treasure map hunting)
           Keen(Confession Room)
           Deborah(fortune-teller - telling you where to go next)

5th floor: Lilin(Accessories' Shop)
           Tov(change ship's design and increase the status of the ship)
           Phil(tailor)
           Reinhold(Training Hall)
           Mao(grows mushroom, Cultivation Room)
           Nao(grows mint, Cultivation Room)



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                   Na-Nal Island          [041]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Enemy: Scoundrel

Character Recruitment: Eugene, Millay, Helmut

Head to the inn to talk to Eugene to recruit him. Teleport to Middleport and
talk to a man wearing a brown jacket and beige-coloured pants standing in
front of the Trading Post about a girl named Millay and teleport to Na-Nal
Island Harbor. Go North to trigger a fight with some men. An easy fight.

After that, Millay joins your party.

Once you are ready, head to the War Room. Finally you are about to reclaim
Razril, teleport to Middleport, leave and sail to Razril. Before you are able
to land in Rzril, there will be an easy ship battle waiting for you.



                         Naval Battle: Regaining Razril
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | Rune Cannons: Earth and Lightning, Fire and Wind                      | ~
   |                                                                       |
   | Although there are three ships, one of them will assist you in the    |
   | second round. If that ship sinks, you will not lose this battle(you   |
   | are also not able to control it too).                                 |
   |                                                                       |
   | Both of your ships have equipped with the relevant element rune cannon|
   | (fire and earth), use fire cannon against the ship carrying fire and  |
   | wind cannon and earth cannon against the other. Move away if the ships|
   | are too close, you wouldn't want them to board your ship unless you   |
   | are confident that you will win.                                      |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

After the battle, Helmut joins your party.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                      Razril              [042]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Enemy: Gaien Soldier

Optional Boss: Maxine

Character Recruitment: the remaining two Razril Knights, Basil, Funghi, Ameria
                       Gretchen, Frederica, Karl, Konrad, Maxine, Jeremy.

  ~+-------------------------------------------+~  You will meet your former
 ~ |                Items List                 | ~ comrades after a long while
   |                                           |   both of them join your
   | Platinum x 5       ( )                    |   party.
   | Window Set 9       ( )                    |   
   | Silver Hammer      ( ) <in afternoon>     |   Talk to everyone in the
   | Hero's Shield      ( ) <in afternoon>     |   Port and Hall of Knights to
   | Treasure Map       ( ) <in afternoon>     |   recruit them (Note: these
   | Guardian Bracelet  ( ) <in afternoon>     |   people don't belong to the
  ~+-------------------------------------------+~  108 stars members).

Turn left to get <_Platinum x 5_> from the chest. Go North and talk to the man
wearing blue pants in the Main Street(where the Kindling Ritual took place) to
receive a <_Window Set 9_>. Go forward to the Square and speak to Basil at the
left side of the inn to recruit him.

The shops have new equipment and items to sell, but I recommend you grab all
the treasures first before purchasing the items from the shops.


                  Equipment Shop           
  ~+------------------------------------------+~
 ~ |                                          | ~
   | Mega Medicine---------------150 potch    |
   | Antitoxin-------------------50 potch     |
   | Cough Drop------------------50 potch     |
   | Needle----------------------50 potch     |
   | Jizo Clock------------------500 potch    |
   | Power Ring------------------20,000 potch |
  ~+------------------------------------------+~

                     Armor Shop           
  ~+-----------------------------------------------+~
 ~ |                                               | ~
   | Silver Anklet--------------------820 potch    |
   | Silk Shoes-----------------------5500 potch   |
   | Gold Boots-----------------------7000 potch   |
   | Platinum Boots-------------------8400 potch   |
   | Tai Chi Garb---------------------10,000 potch |
   | Gold Chain-----------------------5400 potch   |
   | Platinum Mail--------------------23,000 potch |
   | Gold Bracers---------------------4000 potch   |
   | Gold Shield----------------------7500 potch   |
   | Diamond Shield-------------------16,000 potch |
   | Platinum Helm--------------------8000 potch   |
   | Gold Helm------------------------6500 potch   |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------+~

                       Rune Shop           
  ~+----------------------------------------------+~
 ~ |                                              | ~
   | Violence Orb--------------------10,000 potch |
   | Warrior Orb---------------------50,000 potch |
   | Counter Orb---------------------5000 potch   |
   | Wind Orb------------------------500 potch    |
   | Water Orb-----------------------500 potch    |
   | Fire Orb------------------------500 potch    |
   | Lightning Orb-------------------500 potch    |
   | Earth Orb-----------------------500 potch    |
  ~+----------------------------------------------+~

Head to the Hall of Knights-Courtyard. You can rest and save in Hero's room if
you wish, proceed to the Training Hall for some scenes.

Fight the Gaien soldiers to continue and after some cutscenes, time to collect
the remaining chests in the afternoon. Turn around and head back to the
Courtyard. Open the chest for a <_Silver Hammer_> on the right, head to the
Training Hall to get a chest containing a <_Hero's Shield_>.

Leave and enter the Hallway, go to the Kitchen to recruit Funghi. Leave and go
up the stairs to the top to get the last chest containing <_Treasure Map_> and
<_Guardian Bracelet_>.

Head back to the Port(where the shops are) and go straight, Hero's friends
will have a quick chat and a short scene with Katarina too. Make sure you have
grabbed all the treasure chests that appeared in the afternoon because this is
the only time to get them.

Once you are ready, head to your room to rest. In the next morning, go up the
stairs to the top to speak to Ameria and she will join your party. Head to the
Port to do some shopping and recruiting as well. Talk to Gretchen standing in
front of the Armor Shop to recruit her.

Go into the Equipment Shop and talk to Frederica on the right too. Head to the
Back Street and look for a large area(remember where the little girl was
kidnapped before), you will see a man with tattoos on his body, talk to him
and Karl joins your party.

Now, save your game and talk to Rakgi to board your ship. After another scene,
it is time for another ship battle.



                         Naval Battle: Battle Once More
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | Rune Cannons: Fire ONLY                                               | ~
   |                                                                       |
   | You will now have another ship to control. Assign Jango as the Captain|
   | and equip water rune cannon on three ships as Snowe uses only fire    |
   | rune. Keep firing until his ship sinks.                               |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

After that easy battle, you will have a choice to make. Select the second
option to continue. Put Katarina in your party and go back to Razril, head
into the inn and talk to the man on the left, Konrad joins your party.

Re-organise your party and teleport to Na-Nal Island Square, go North and
speak to the woman in dark purple-red clothing(ignore the blonde-haired man
for now) to trigger a fight.



                        Optional Boss Battle: Maxine
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: 1997 | Potch gained: 1000 | Item Dropped: -                       | ~
   |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |                                                                       |
   | Maxine casts low level spells like Wind of Sleep and attacks          |
   | physically to one character for 45 HP damage. Use Eternal Ordeal,     |
   | powerful rune magic or attack physically. She should go down rather   |
   | quick.                                                                |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

After that, teleport to Nay Island(choose a party with strong attack and
defense rating). Go to the Stonecutter Field to fight Maxine again.



                        Optional Boss Battle: Maxine
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: 2437 | Potch gained: 2000 | Item Dropped: -                       | ~
   |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |                                                                       |
   | Maxine has higher HP than before and she casts powerful wind magic    |
   | like Shining Wind and Funeral Wind this time. Same as the previous    |
   | battle, unleash all powerful attacks and rune magic on her and keep   |
   | everyone's HP close to maximum. You may also want to cast Earth Rune, |
   | Clay Guardian on your party to increase their defensive.              |
   |                                                                       |
   | Alternatively, cast Silent Lake and this will suppress magic for three|
   | rounds. Maxine is very easy to deal with once she is not able to cast |
   | magic(like Sarah and Luc in Suikoden 3), so attack her with melee     |
   | attacks.                                                              |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

Teleport to Razril Port Town and speak to Maxine in the inn to recruit her
finally. Put Mitsuba in your party and teleport to Na-Nal Island Square, go
forward and speak to the blonde-haired man, Jeremy joins your party.

Teleport to Hermitage Island, leave and sail to Nest of Pirates.


 ___         ___
(___Dauntless___)

1st floor: Hero's Room
           Comment Box
           Lino's Room
           Elenor's Room
           Manu(installs an elevator - all levels)
<Saloon 2F>
           Nataly(changes window frame)
           Perrault(Bulletin Board)
           Etienne(musicial performer)

2nd floor: Desmond(assign party and support characters)
           Stars of Destiny List
           War Room
           Viki(teleportation)
           Ugetsu(fishing, in Rear Deck)
           Shiramine(casting net, in Rear Deck)
<Saloon 1F>
           Basil(spinning top game) **NEW**
           Rita(play mahjong game)
           Igor(play coin game)
           Louise(assign members, save point and rest)

3rd floor: Funghi(sell food items) **NEW**
           Adrienne(Smithy, give hammers to her)
           Chadli(Equipment Shop)
           Bang(Lottery Shop)
           Jeane(Rune Shop)
           Taisuke(bath)
           Kevin, Pam(cooking, sell food items)

4th floor: Rene(treasure map hunting)
           Keen(Confession Room)
           Deborah(fortune-teller - telling you where to go next)

5th floor: Lilin(Accessories' Shop)
           Tov(change ship's design and increase the status of the ship)
           Phil(tailor)
           Reinhold(Training Hall)
           Mao(grows mushroom, Cultivation Room)
           Nao(grows mint, Cultivation Room)



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                  Nest of Pirates         [043]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Character Recruitment: Tanya.

  ~+-------------------------------------------+~  Talk to the girl in front,
 ~ |                Item List                  | ~ Tanya joins your party.
   |                                           |   Head into the cave for a
   | Pirate King Bracers   ( )                 |   scene and you will return
  ~+-------------------------------------------+~  the Golden Seal to Lino.

After some scenes, teleport to Mordo Island and head to Obel. Prepare for a
navy battle, I suggest assigning the Gaien ship to Dauntless. Although you are
not able to see what type of rune cannons those Kooluk ships are carrying,
don't worry; you have this walkthrough in front of you.

Assign three ships carrying lightning and wind cannon, I strongly recommend
you assign Jeane's lightning rune to Hero's ship and Maxine's wind/cyclone
rune to Kika's ship.



                       Naval Battle: For Obel's Freedom
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | Rune Cannons: Wind and Earth, Lightning and Water                     | ~
   |                                                                       |
   | Focus Hero's ship to attack the ship carrying lightning and water     |
   | cannons and the Gaien ship to attack the other. Kika's ship will      |
   | appear on the west side at the second round, so focus her ship and the|
   | Gaien ship to destroy the ship carrying wind and earth cannons.       |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

After some scenes, choose the option to wait and talk to the pirate standing
beside Colton to receive <_Pirate King Bracers_>. Speak to Elenor to continue.



                       Naval Battle: Mysterious Fleet
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | Rune Cannons: Fire and Wind, Wind and Earth                           | ~
   |                                                                       |
   | You don't have to change your rune cannon members, fire whichever rune|
   | cannon you like at them. Those ships don't move or fire any rune and  |
   | you will wonder why they do that...                                   |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

Use the Punishment rune on those ships and after some scenes, Hero will be in
a familiar place(it has been a while, eh?). Head forward to fight another
familiar person's shadow, you will gain the Punishment rune fourth level spell
Everlasting Mercy, which is the only spell that doesn't hurt him for now.

Leave your room, re-organise your party(put Yu in as your support member),
talk to Nico at the top level of the Deck(where Mizuki and Akaghi are) and
teleport to Obel Harbor. Time to do some recruiting.


 ___         ___
(___Dauntless___)

1st floor: Hero's Room
           Comment Box
           Lino's Room
           Elenor's Room
           Manu(installs an elevator - all levels)
<Saloon 2F>
           Nataly(changes window frame)
           Perrault(Bulletin Board)
           Etienne(musicial performer)

2nd floor: Desmond(assign party and support characters)
           Stars of Destiny List
           War Room
           Viki(teleportation)
           Ugetsu(fishing, in Rear Deck)
           Shiramine(casting net, in Rear Deck)
<Saloon 1F>
           Rita(play mahjong game)
           Igor(play coin game)
           Basil(spinning top game)
           Louise(assign members, save point and rest)

3rd floor: Adrienne(Smithy, give hammers to her)
           Chadli(Equipment Shop)
           Bang(Lottery Shop)
           Jeane(Rune Shop)
           Taisuke(bath)
           Kevin, Pam(cooking, sell food items)
           Funghi(sell food items)

4th floor: Tanya(collects old books) **NEW**
           Rene(treasure map hunting)
           Keen(Confession Room)
           Deborah(fortune-teller - telling you where to go next)

5th floor: Lilin(Accessories' Shop)
           Tov(change ship's design and increase the status of the ship)
           Phil(tailor)
           Reinhold(Training Hall)
           Mao(grows mushroom, Cultivation Room)
           Nao(grows mint, Cultivation Room)



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                  Kingdom of Obel         [044]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Character Recruitment: Flare, Setsu, Wendel, Nabokov, Carrie, Gunter, Trishtan
                       Gary, Ema, Noah, Rachel.

Flare and Setsu join in automatically(check the list). Talk to Wendel on the
left at the harbor to recruit her. Head to the town and speak to Nabokov at
the Appraiser Shop to recruit him, take the stairs(between the Appraiser Shop
and Trading Post) up to the next screen and speak to the girl in blue clothing
Carrie joins your party.

Go up and speak to Gunter on the right, he will join your party too. Turn left
and speak to a man in black clothing near the inn, Trishtan joins your party.

Go up to the Garden and speak to Gary and Ema, both of them join your party.
Go into the palace and head to the Audience Chamber and speak to Noah behind
the throne. Select the first option twice and choose the second option the
third time, she will join your party.

Teleport back to Dauntless, put Cedric in as your support, buy an Escape
Talisman if you don't have any and teleport to Obel Royal Palace. Head to
where the headquarter was originally located and talk to the red-haired girl,
pay 5000 potch and Rachel joins.

Change your support member if you want and head to the Obel ruins.


 ___         ___
(___Dauntless___)

1st floor: Hero's Room
           Comment Box
           Lino's Room
           Elenor's Room
           Manu(installs an elevator - all levels)
<Saloon 2F>
           Nataly(changes window frame)
           Perrault(Bulletin Board)
           Etienne(musicial performer)

2nd floor: Desmond(assign party and support characters)
           Stars of Destiny List
           War Room
           Viki(teleportation)
           Ugetsu(fishing, in Rear Deck)
           Shiramine(casting net, in Rear Deck)
<Saloon 1F>
           Gunter(dice game) **NEW**
           Noah(card game) **NEW**
           Rita(play mahjong game)
           Igor(play coin game)
           Basil(spinning top game)
           Louise(assign members, save point and rest)

3rd floor: Nabokov(Appraiser Shop) **NEW**
           Adrienne(Smithy, give hammers to her)
           Chadli(Equipment Shop)
           Bang(Lottery Shop)
           Jeane(Rune Shop)
           Taisuke(bath)
           Kevin, Pam(cooking, sell food items)
           Funghi(sell food items)

4th floor: Rene(treasure map hunting)
           Tanya(collects old books)
           Keen(Confession Room)
           Deborah(fortune-teller - telling you where to go next)

5th floor: Lilin(Accessories' Shop)
           Tov(change ship's design and increase the status of the ship)
           Phil(tailor)
           Reinhold(Training Hall)
           Mao(grows mushroom, Cultivation Room)
           Nao(grows mint, Cultivation Room)



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                   Obel Ruins             [045]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Enemies: Skeleton, Unicorn Zombie, Armored Wolf, Golem(rare)
Optional Boss: Angel Hairball

Character Recruitment: Travis.

Head to where Rikie was before and talk to Travis, he wants you to use the
Escape Talisman. Use it and you will be brought to the ruin entrance. Teleport
back to your ship to rest if necessary and head back to where Travis is and
recruit him.

After you have recruited Travis and save your game, you can fight the Angel
Hairball here if you wish. Make sure two of your party members have the fourth
level spell so that you can use combo magic command. I found that water and
lightning combo magic(Thunder God)is useful as it also heals all your party
members' HP to full.

I recommend bringing strong magic casters like Jeane, Viki, Maxine or Ted.



                      Optional Boss Battle: Angel Hairball
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: 3237 | Potch gained: 10,000 | Item Dropped: Stone of speed        | ~
   |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |                                                                       |
   | Physical attacks deal little damage to it, so use rune magic spells   |
   | instead.                                                              |
   |                                                                       |
   | Angel Hairball casts low level water magic(Breath of Ice), dealing    |
   | 76-127 HP damage to all allies, but it can cast high level lightning  |
   | magic when its HP is low, this magic deals 2000+ damage which         |
   | instantly kills an ally. It also attacks(rarely) physically for 66 HP |
   | damage.                                                               |
   |                                                                       |
   | Use combo magic(Thunder God), Eternal Ordeal, or defend(don't attack) |
   | in the first round, Angel Hairball will cast Breath of Ice, but your  |
   | party will be restored to full health when you use Thunder God spell. |
   |                                                                       |
   | Hero should be casting Eternal Ordeal throughout this battle, Viki    |
   | should cast Set!, Jeane, Maxine or Ted should cast, starting from     |
   | highest level spells first.                                           |
   |                                                                       |
   | Heal when necessary, if your characters happen to be knocked out      |
   | because of the lightning spell, Heavenly Thunder, don't fret as the   |
   | experience points received are quite little.                          |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

You will receive <_Golden Hammer_> for defeating it, now you can upgrade your
party members' weapons to the maximum level(level 15). By now, you should left
with three more characters to recruit:


Hero      Kika      Jewel      Tanya      Mao          ------  Mitsuba
Lino      Keneth    Katarina   Jeremy     Bartholomew  Akaghi  Lilan
Elenor    Ramada    Lo Seng    Gareth     Helmut       Mizuki  Nataly
Ted       Travis    Shiramine  Jeane      Pablo        Ornan   Nao
Tal       ------    Lo Fong    Lilon      Bang         Manu    Etienne
Izak      Rachel    Ugetsu     Gary       Liloon       Rene    Viki
Axel      Helga     Lo Hak     Ema        Lilen        Ameria  Kate
Selma     Cedric    Rakgi      Sigurd     Yu           Nico    Charlemagne
Aldo      Keen      Rikie      Hervey     Carrie       Wendel  Rita
Reinbach  Gau       Jango      Micky      Dario        Tov     Oleg
Chiepoo   Gretchen  Brec       Nabokov    Millay       Phil    Perrault
Paula     Konrad    Flare      Frederica  Reinhold     Eugene  Deborah


Agnes     Lilin
Trishtan  Karl
Noah      Gunter
Adrienne  Desmond
Setsu     Louise
Nalkul    Kevin
Champo    Pam
Funghi    Taisuke
------    Nalleo
Maxine    Haruto
Basil     Oskar
Igor      Chadli


Talk to Pablo in the Rune Cannon Control Room at the fifth floor to hear about
Warlock and teleport to Middleport. Head to where Gunter was standing before
and take the path to the Back Street. Go North and enter the Empty House,
examine the chest in front and choose the first option.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |              Underground Passageway      [046]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Enemies: Poison Bird, Spectral Leaves, Furball, Ogre Frog
Optional Boss: Land Dragon

Character Recruitment: Warlock, Pecola, Snowe

  ~+------------------------------------------+~  Open the chest for <_Ocean
 ~ |             Items List                   | ~ Rune Piece_> and <_Treasure
   |                                          |   Map_>. Turn right and go
   | Ocean Rune Piece   ( )                   |   forward to the next area.
   | Treasure Map       ( )                   |   
   | Great Earth Armor  ( )                   |   At the first intersection,
   | Sliding Door       ( )                   |   turn right and left and the
   | Ivory Robe         ( )                   |   next to get a <_Great Earth
   | Canvas 2           ( )                   |   Armor_> from the chest.
  ~+------------------------------------------+~  
Head back to the very first intersection and go North, take the left path for
a chest containing a <_Sliding Door_>. Go back and take the left path to the
next area.

Go North, passing through the first intersection and go right at the second
intersection. The chest there contained an <_Ivory Robe_>, go all the way back
to the first intersection and take the left path to the next screen.

Take the left path and go all the way to the end to get a <_Canvas 2_> from
the chest. Now, return all the way back to the first intersection and take the
right path for a boss fight.



                      Optional Boss Battle: Land Dragon
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: 5062 | Potch gained: 8000 | Item Dropped: Dragon Scale            | ~
   |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |                                                                       |
   | Land Dragon damages 127-151 HP to one character and 80-98 HP damage to|
   | all. It also inflicts sleep status to one ally too. Use Eternal Ordeal|
   | strong rune spells, melee attacks or combo magic/attack. Put a healer |
   | in your party to heal occasionally.                                   |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

After the battle, go in and talk to Warlock to recruit him. Teleport to
Dauntless and re-enter Middleport by ship, enter the Empty House and talk to
Pecola on the right to recruit her as well.

You should have 107 Stars of Destiny members now, so head to Mordo Island to
recruit the last one. Talk to the man who gives you trading tips and he will
tell you he saw a person floating near the island.

Leave the island and sail West. You will see Snowe dressed in rags, give him a
chance to join your party and he will finally join in as the last member of
Stars of Destiny.


 ___         ___
(___Dauntless___)

1st floor: Hero's Room
           Comment Box
           Lino's Room
           Elenor's Room
           Manu(installs an elevator - all levels)
<Saloon 2F>
           Nataly(changes window frame)
           Perrault(Bulletin Board)
           Etienne(musicial performer)

2nd floor: Desmond(assign party and support characters)
           Stars of Destiny List
           War Room
           Viki(teleportation)
           Ugetsu(fishing, in Rear Deck)
           Shiramine(casting net, in Rear Deck)
<Saloon 1F>
           Rita(play mahjong game)
           Igor(play coin game)
           Basil(spinning top game)
           Gunter(dice game)
           Noah(card game)
           Louise(assign members, save point and rest)

3rd floor: Pecola(display furniture) **NEW**
           Adrienne(Smithy, give hammers to her)
           Chadli(Equipment Shop)
           Bang(Lottery Shop)
           Jeane(Rune Shop)
           Nabokov(Appraiser Shop)
           Taisuke(bath)
           Kevin, Pam(cooking, sell food items)
           Funghi(sell food items)

4th floor: Rene(treasure map hunting)
           Tanya(collects old books)
           Keen(Confession Room)
           Deborah(fortune-teller - telling you where to go next)

5th floor: Lilin(Accessories' Shop)
           Tov(change ship's design and increase the status of the ship)
           Phil(tailor)
           Reinhold(Training Hall)
           Mao(grows mushroom, Cultivation Room)
           Nao(grows mint, Cultivation Room)



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |          Preparing for the final battle  [047]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Before going on to finish the game, it's time to start training for Hero's
party and another party(Detachment Party) consists of four members too. Refer
to the Sidequests section for more information about training.

Strong characters should be in Hero's party and include a healer in too, as
for the Detachment party, choose someone who is strong in physical attack or
magic attack and also include a healer.

If you want to play this game the second time, UNEQUIP any equipment and
REMOVE any runes you like to be kept in your inventory so that these items can
be brought over to the New Game. The potch is also automatically brought over.

Here is a checklist to help you prepare for the final battle:


+==Checklist:==+
1. Train the Detachment Party to level 55.  |_|

2. Unequip any equipment and remove any runes you like to be brought over to
   the Next Game.  |_|

3. Certain armor, which belong to a set(ie: Guardian Set, Pirate King Set and
   Hero Set) and Great Earth Armor cannot be brought over. In that case, equip
   them for maximum defense power for the final battle.  |_|

4. Buy lots of mega medicines(especially if you had removed the Flowing Rune)
   and other status-curing items(Needle, Cough Drop, etc.) and Jizo Clocks for
   the upcoming battles and to be brought over to the Next Game.  |_|

5. Buy any runes(Killer and Violence Orb), equipment(armor that is made from
   diamond or platinum) and accessories(Power Rings, Speed Rings) you like to
   equip on both Hero's and Detachment party. Also, buy some of them to be
   brought over to the Next Game.  |_|

6. Sharpen weapons to the maximum for both Hero's and Detachment Party.  |_|

7. Refer to the Sidequests section to grab some very useful items(Prosperity
   Orb, higher rune magic orbs, etc.).  |_|

8. Champion Orb cannot be brought over to the next game, so equip it to one of
   Hero's party.  |_|

9. Train Hero's party to level 63.  |_|

10. Talk to Tov to use the Ocean Rune Pieces to upgrade your ships' shooting
    distance, mobility or armoring.  |_|

11. Equip a Wind rune for Maxine and a Water rune for Warlock, especially if
    you have removed the Cyclone and Flowing rune from them.

12. (Optional)In case there is a painting or an ornament that you like, remove
    them from Hero's room(if you have displayed them) to be put in your
    inventory.



                ~+------------------------------------------+~ 
               ~ |                 Item List                | ~
                 |                                          |
                 | Wooden Amulet   ( )                      |
                ~+------------------------------------------+~

Head to the Deck to watch a scene and go to the War Room. After the
conversation, talk to Elenor to decide on the detachment party and Hero's
party. I chose Viki, Millay, Helmut, Ted and Yu as the support member.

You can still teleport to other locations to do some sidequests and training
if you want. Once you are ready, head to Hero's room to rest. The next morning
before speaking to Elenor, this is your LAST chance to teleport to other
places and do some sidequests.

Once you are ready and no longer desire to do anything else other than
continuing on the story, speak to Elenor in the War Room to proceed. You can
still do some "sidequests" on the ship like reading old books, play mini-games
at the Saloon Bar 1F, grows mint and mushroom, or do some training in the
Training Hall.

Here are some people who will have a short scene or dialogue scene:

1. Kika on the Deck
2. Sigurd and Hervey on the Deck
3. Rene, Noah and Rita at the Saloon 1F
4. Helmut and Colton at the jail area on 5th floor
5. Pablo and Tov in the Rune Cannon Control Room(5th floor)
6. Lino in his room
7. Elenor in her room
8. Rikie and Rakgi in their room(4th floor)
9. Nalkul, Champo and Chiepoo(after talking to Rikie and Rakgi)
10. Dario and Nalleo(after talking to Rikie and Rakgi)
11. Katarina in her room(4th floor)
12. Frederica in the Library(4th floor)
13. Snowe(entering Hero's room)

After the scene with Rene, Noah and Rita, they will give you a <_Wooden
Amulet_>. Head back to Hero's Room to have a scene with Snowe. Rest and there
will be a short scene with Leknaat, Hero will no longer take damage from the
Punishment Rune no matter which spell he casts. Save and head to the Deck to
continue.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                   Fort El-Eal            [048]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Enemies: Kooluk Soldier, Kooluk Archer, Kooluk Captain, Elite Soldier
Boss: Graham Cray

You will take control of the Detachment party. Go up the slope for a long
cutscene, prepare for the final navy battle.



                      Final Naval Battle: Final Engagement
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | Rune Cannons: Wind and Earth, Fire, Wind, Earth and Water, Lightning  | ~
   |               and Water                                               |
   |                                                                       |
   | This is the hardest navy battle; the ship carrying four elements(Fire,|
   | Wind, Earth and Water) can deal 50-111 damage to your ship, it also   |
   | has a high firing range and tends to move back and shoot elemental    |
   | cannons. The other two ships tend to aim for Hero's ship and board    |
   | other ships too. All enemy ships have about 100+ and 200+ underlings. |
   |                                                                       |
   | Equip Kika's ship with Wind and Water runes, equip Hero's ship with   |
   | Wind, Water, Lightning and another strong rune of your choice, equip  |
   | Gaien Ship and Obel ship with Lightning and Water or Wind(if you don't|
   | have any water rune).                                                 |
   |                                                                       |
   | In order to win this battle, eliminate the ships carrying Wind, Earth |
   | and Lightning, Water cannons first. Defeating the last ship depends on|
   | your luck, I notice that it fires Fire rune quite often so I equipped |
   | nearly all ships with Water rune, but sometimes it may fire other     |
   | elemental cannons too.                                                |
   |                                                                       |
   | Try to get close(but not too close that the enemy can board your ship)|
   | so that even though the enemy ship move away, you can still return    |
   | fire.                                                                 |
   |                                                                       |
   | Be careful, if the enemy board your ship and your fighters are        |
   | defeated by the Kooluk soldiers and someone who talks IS NOT the      |
   | captain of that ship, that character dies permanently(Agnes will also |
   | mention this), so be careful. I tried 3-4 times before I could finally|
   | clear this battle.                                                    |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~



  ~+------------------------------------------+~  After that long battle, head
 ~ |             Items List                   | ~ up to the top and grab the
   |                                          |   chest containing a <_Mega
   | Mega Medicine      ( )                   |   Medicine_>. Enter the Fort
   | Hero's Helmut      ( )                   |   El-Eal entrance door.
   | Cape of Darkness   ( )                   |   
   | Goddess Robe       ( )                   |   Go down to the first
   | Mixed Herbs        ( )                   |   basement level and head
   | Mega Medicine      ( )                   |   North, on the left is a
   | Fortune Orb        ( )                   |   chest containing a<_Hero's
  ~+------------------------------------------+~  Helmut_>.

Go all the way to the end and examine the Governor's corpse for a <_Cape of
Darkness_>. Go back to the first floor and up to the second floor. There is a
locked door in the centre leading to the Stairs, behind it is another chest
guarded by an Angel Hairball. If the Detachment party is not strong enough to
defeat it, leave it to Hero's party.

Go up to the third floor and head North to the end, take the left path to get
a <_Goddess Robe_> from the chest. Head back to the staircase and go up to the
fourth floor, go North all the way and take the right path for a chest
containing <_Mixed Herbs_>, <_Mega Medicine_> and <_Fortune Orb_>.

Heal, unequip any armor you like and use mushrooms to replenish your magic if
needed before entering the nearby door to the Control Room.



                           Boss Battle: Graham Cray
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: 4000 | Potch gained: 1000 | Item Dropped: -                       | ~
   |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |                                                                       |
   | Graham Cray isn't difficult if you sharpen the weapons to the maximum |
   | and buy good equipment. The party I have are Viki at level 55, Millay |
   | at level 53, Helmut and level 53 and Ted at level 45. Viki casts Set!,|
   | Helmut and Millay use physical attacks and Ted uses his Soul Eater    |
   | Rune, casting the fourth spell first.                                 |
   |                                                                       |
   | Graham attacks all for 57-93 HP damage and 245 HP damage to one. He   |
   | often attacks all members instead of one. He might also cast a        |
   | protective barrier on him at the start of the battle, this barrier    |
   | halves all damage received; physical and magic attacks. So use        |
   | physical attacks, until once the barrier is gone, unleash all powerful|
   | attacks on Graham(Ted's Judgement is very useful; dealing 1309 HP     |
   | damage).                                                              |
   |                                                                       |
   | He will occasionally casts another barrier after the previous one has |
   | worn off, so finish him quickly before he had a chance to cast it.    |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

After the battle and some scenes, you will be switched to Hero's party.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |           Fort El-Eal(Hero's party)      [049]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Enemies: Kooluk Soldier, Kooluk Archer, Kooluk Captain, Elite Soldier, Elite
         Captain, Grain of Light, Elite Trooper
Final Bosses: Giant Tree, Seed of Light

  ~+------------------------------------------+~  Head to the second floor to
 ~ |             Items List                   | ~ fight the Angel Hairball,
   |                                          |   you will receive a <_Chaos
   | Chaos Shield       ( ) <Angel Hairball>  |   Shield_>.
   | Magic Canceller    ( )                   |   
   | Mixed Herbs        ( )                   |   Go up to the fourth floor
  ~+------------------------------------------+~  and enter the Control Room
(where you fought Graham), take the nearby door to the Office. Examine the
sparkling light to receive a Stair Room Key.

Go down to the second floor and examine the locked door to open it. Open the
chest in front for a <_Magic Canceller_>, climb up the long stairs for the
next three screens. At the third screen, open the chest containing <_Mixed
Herbs_> and go up to the top to save and heal before entering the final door.



                Final Boss Battle: Giant Tree, Seed of Light x 2
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: 13,478, 3731 | Potch gained: 750 | Item Dropped: -                | ~
   |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |                                                                       |
   | The boss has high defense, so you need to use either strong magic     |
   | combo or attack combo to defeat it(I highly recommend you to use combo|
   | attacks if you want to keep the Mixed Herbs and Mushrooms. First      |
   | eliminate the seeds, they will regenerate after you killed them, but  |
   | keeping them out of your way makes your healers' job much easier.     |
   |                                                                       |
   | The colours that it might change into are:                            |
   |                                                                       |
   | Light blue -   Regenerates one seed, does not attack during this form.|
   | Light green -  90-95 HP damage to one.                                |
   | Dark blue -    45-71 HP damage and poison status damage to all.       |
   | Dark green -   Inflicts sleep status, sometimes attacks 158-196 damage|
   |                to all.                                                |
   | Orange -       Most devastating attack, dealing 269-275 HP damage to  |
   |                all if undefend. All members must defend.              |
   | White/Silver - Most devastating attack, dealing 230-390 HP damage to  |
   |                all if undefend. All members must defend.              |
   | Yellow/Gold -  Increasing the beam on top of its head, does not attack|
   |                during this form.                                      |
   |                                                                       |
   | The battle can be very easy or difficult depends on how much you      |
   | levelled up your characters. My party, Hero at level 90, Snowe, Sigurd|
   | and Hervey at level 89, with 400 HP and above.                        |
   |                                                                       |
   | Hero and Snowe perform True Friends Attack using two Power Rings,     |
   | Killer Rune equipped and weapons sharpen at maximum level for each    |
   | member, dealing 2308 damage. Sigurd and Hervey perform Pirate Attack, |
   | with no Power Rings equipped, deals 991 damage.                       |
   |                                                                       |
   | Keep everyone's HP above 250. The seeds may heal Giant Tree           |
   | occasionally for 251 HP, but it shouldn't pose much problem Focus all |
   | your powerful attacks and it will be defeated soon.                   |
   |                                                                       |
   | If you trained your party members to level 63, equip three Power Rings|
   | on both Hero and Snowe, equip two Speed Rings on the remaining two    |
   | characters. Focus on using True Friends Attack and the other two      |
   | characters should defend or heal allies when necessary.               |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

After defeating the boss, go down to the first floor to get out of the fort.
Head to the harbor and talk to Rakgi to return to Dauntless. After some scenes
you will encounter Troy in the last duel battle.

 

                          Final Duel Battle: Troy
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | These are the following statements that Troy will attack:             | ~
   |                                                                       |
   | - Then...here I go.                                                   |
   | - Yield to my sword...                                                |
   | - Here I go.                                                          |
   |                                                                       |
   | These are the following statements that Troy will defend:             |
   |                                                                       |
   | - ......                                                              |
   | - Humph...                                                            |
   | - Come on! Let's see what you have got.                               |
   |                                                                       |
   | These are the following statements that Trou will use special         |
   | attack:                                                               |
   |                                                                       |
   | - Prepare yourself.                                                   |
   | - I'll settle this with the next move.                                |
   | - Sorry...but I will take your life with one more move.               |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~

Watch the scenes and you have finally completed Suikoden 4. Enjoy! ~_^

There will be another scene after the credits, if you have recruited 108 stars
the scene will be slightly different. Save the New Game on a separate file and
load this file when playing the second time to enjoy the bonuses in the New
Game.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                New Game Bonuses          [050]   |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Load the New Game save file and to enjoy the bonuses in your second
play-through.

The bonuses are:

1. Potch money is transferred from your previous play-through.
2. Inventory items:
   - Medicines and status-curing items
   - Orbs(except for Champion Orb)
   - Equipment and accessories(except for special armor that comes from a set,
     eg. Pirate King Set)
   - Rune pieces
   - Display items(paintings, ornaments)
   - Food items
3. Fully-detailed world map
4. Etienne's complete music sheet
5. Skip cutscenes(press the triangle button)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------




+------------+
4. Sidequests
+------------+

   -                           -
  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
 -  Training characters  [101] -
   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
    -                       -

Equip blue ribbons or Skunk Orb on characters that you wish to train so that
no enemies will target them unless they are the only one standing or special
attacks that attack all.

The best place to train your characters is at the Training Hall. There are
five stages to clear, the first three stages are easy and give you little
experience points, the fourth and last stage give you lots of experience
points, depending on your current levels. However, you will not get any items
or potch when training here.

Before attempting the stages, make sure that one party member has either the
Flowing Rune(obtained from Treasure Map no. 4 or removed from Warlock) or has
gained the fouth level spell.

This is because at fourth or fifth stage, the opponents you faced will cast
high magic spells(it will be disastrous if one opponent casts Earthquake and
knocked out your party), so cast Silent Lake to prevent them and your party to
cast magic temporary. Heal using items and if you are able to cast Silent Lake
the second time, cast it again.

For the first three stages, using melee attacks is sufficient.

The prizes are Fury Orb(character is in berserk status at the start of the
battle) for completing the stages for the first time and Slash Orb
(Release option is changed to Flashes option; instantly kills the enemies) for
consecutive times.



   -                         -
  - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
 -  Uncharted islands  [102] -
   - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
    -                     -

There are two islands, Lime Shelf Island and Mountain Mass Island, where you
can explore, search for treasure chest and treasure hunting spots. Teleport to
Hermitage Island and sail South-west to Lime Shelf Island.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |                 Lime Shelf Island                |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Enemy: Mosquito

                 ~+------------------------------------------+~
                ~ |             Item List                    | ~
                  |                                          |
                  | Treasure Map       ( )                   |
                 ~+------------------------------------------+~

Head all the way to the top for a treasure chest containing a <_Treasure Map_>
Teleport to Razril and leave. Sail North to Mountain Mass Island.



             +==----------------------------------------------==+
             |               Mountain Mass Island               |
             +==----------------------------------------------==+

Enemy: Evil Bat, Golden Hairball(one time only)

  ~+------------------------------------------+~  Go up the left slope to the
 ~ |             Items List                   | ~ next area. At the first fork
   |                                          |   take the left path for a
   | Silk Shoes         ( )                   |   chest containing a <_Silk
   | 10,000 potch       ( )                   |   Shoes_>.
   | Silver Bracers     ( )                   |   
   | Diamond x 5        ( ) <Golden Hairball> |   Return to the intersection
   | Prosperity Orb     ( ) <Golden Hairball> |   and take the right path up.
   | Mixed Herbs        ( )                   |   At the next intersection,
  ~+------------------------------------------+~  take the left path to get
<_10,000 potch_> from the chest.

Return and head to the far right to get a <_Silver Bracers_> from the chest.
Go back and take the right path up, take the left path at the next
intersection to fight a Golden Hairball.

This fight is very easy, compared to the Angel Hairball, defeat it to receive
<_Diamond x 5_> and <_Prosperity Orb_>. Head back to the previous fork and
take the right path to get a chest containing <_Mixed Herbs_>.



   -                         -
  - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
 -  Treasure hunting  [103] -
   - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
    -                     -

Talk to Rene at the Dauntless(level 4) to get her to analyse the treasure maps
you have collected. If you talk to her for the first time, she will analyse
the first map and direct you to go to Donut Island.

Once there, she will explain how to find the location of the buried treasure.
After finding the first treasure, talk to Rene again for her to analyse the
remaining maps.

It would be a good idea to get the Champion Orb(Treasure Map no. 16) first
before collecting the remaining treasures. In this way, you can eliminate the
enemy encounters(weak enemies) when looking for hard-to-pinpoint locations in
those islands.

These are the treasures and location of all thirty maps:


Treasure Map no. 1: Rage Orb                 - Location: Donut Island
Treasure Map no. 2: Old Book Vol. 1          - Location: Donut Island
Treasure Map no. 3: Log Bench                - Location: Lime Shelf Island
Treasure Map no. 4: Flowing Orb              - Location: Lime Shelf/Mountain
                                                         Mass Island
Treasure Map no. 5: Simple Carpet            - Location: Mountain Mass Island
Treasure Map no. 6: Ninja Garb               - Location: Donut/Lime Shelf
                                                         Island
Treasure Map no. 7: Window Set 5             - Location: Mountain Mass Island
Treasure Map no. 8: Coral Console            - Location: Mordo/Lime Shelf 
                                                         Island
Treasure Map no. 9: Shell Shield             - Location: Mordo/Donut Island
Treasure Map no. 10: Thief Shoes             - Location: Donut Island
Treasure Map no. 11: Fancy Table             - Location: Lime Shelf Island
Treasure Map no. 12: Ancient Vestment        - Location: Lime Shelf/Mountain
                                                         Mass Island
Treasure Map no. 13: Thunder Orb             - Location: Mountain Mass Island
Treasure Map no. 14: Magic Canceller,        - Location: Mountain Mass/Mordo
                     1000 potch                          Island
Treasure Map no. 15: Canvas 3                - Location: Donut Island
Treasure Map no. 16: Champion Orb            - Location: Mountain Mass Island
Treasure Map no. 17: Diamond, 5000 potch     - Location: Mountain Mass/Donut
                                                         Island
Treasure Map no. 18: Cyclone Orb             - Location: Mountain Mass Island
Treasure Map no. 19: Slash Orb, 1000 potch   - Location: Donut/Lime Shelf
                                                         Island
Treasure Map no. 20: Nay-Kobold Hat,         - Location: Mordo Island
                     2000 potch
Treasure Map no. 21: Tatami Mat              - Location: Mountain Mass Island
Treasure Map no. 22: Thunder Amulet,         - Location: Lime Shelf/Mountain
                     5000 potch                          Mass Island
Treasure Map no. 23: Wool Robe, 2000 potch   - Location: Donut/Mountain Mass
                                                         Island
Treasure Map no. 24: Wing Boots, 1000 potch  - Location: Mountain Mass Island
Treasure Map no. 25: God Hand                - Location: Lime Shelf Island
Treasure Map no. 26: Dragon Head Piece       - Location: Donut Island
Treasure Map no. 27: Forest Wallpaper        - Location: Donut Island
Treasure Map no. 28: Kite Shield, 2000 potch - Location: Mountain Mass Island
Treasure Map no. 29: Mother Earth Orb        - Location: Mordo/Mountain Mass
                                                         Island
Treasure Map no. 30: Guardian Circlet        - Location: Mountain Mass Island



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 -  Angel Hairballs  [104] -
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There are two Angel Hairballs(if you have defeated the Angel Hairball in Obel
Ruins, for more information, refer to Obel Ruins, [045]) left in Iluya island.

The first one is in Kooluk Base, behind a well. Cast Silent Lake and use
combo attacks, it helps a lot if you have Snowe in your party to do the True
Friends combo attack. You will receive a <_Guardian Garb_> after defeating it.

Another one is in Destroyed Town, behind some debris in Southwest area. After
defeating the first one, teleport back to Dauntless to rest(to replenish your
spells) and save your game before finishing off the second one. You will
receive a <_Hero's Armor_> after defeating the final Angel Hairball.



                            Boss Battle: Angel Hairball
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: 3237 | Potch gained: 10,000 | Item Dropped: Stone of speed        | ~
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   |                                                                       |
   | Physical attacks deal little damage to it, so use rune magic spells   |
   | instead.                                                              |
   |                                                                       |
   | Angel Hairball casts low level water magic(Breath of Ice), dealing    |
   | 76-127 HP damage to all allies, but it can cast high level lightning  |
   | magic when its HP is low, this magic deals 2000+ damage which         |
   | instantly kills an ally. It also attacks(rarely) physically for 66 HP |
   | damage.                                                               |
   |                                                                       |
   | Use combo magic(Thunder God), Eternal Ordeal, or defend(don't attack) |
   | in the first round, Angel Hairball will cast Breath of Ice, but your  |
   | party will be restored to full health when you use Thunder God spell. |
   |                                                                       |
   | Hero should be casting Eternal Ordeal throughout this battle, Viki    |
   | should cast Set!, Jeane, Maxine or Ted should cast, starting from     |
   | highest level spells first.                                           |
   |                                                                       |
   | Heal when necessary, if your characters happen to be knocked out      |
   | because of the lightning spell, Heavenly Thunder, don't fret as the   |
   | experience points received are quite little.                          |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~



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 -  Optional Bosses  [105] -
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Killer Golem in Obel Ruins where you defeated Guard the second time(where
Rikie was), he is certainly much tougher and has the highest HP. I recommend
you buy good armor or Power Rings if possible and equip a Flowing Rune for
your healers.



                                 Killer Golem
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: 12,629 | Potch gained: 30,000 | Item Dropped: Diamond             | ~
   |            |                      |               Platinum            |
   |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |                                                                       |
   | Killer Golem has the same attacks as the Guard but deals more damage  |
   | this time. It has an attack that damages 87 HP to one character and   |
   | another attack (it shoots its hand as a rocket) that deals 295-297    |
   | damage to one character. It also attacks all members for 158-196      |
   | damage. It can also heal itself for 1118 HP.                          |
   |                                                                       |
   | Use strong combo attack, True Friends Attack or combo magic, Thunder  |
   | God or Flame Array and heal when necessary. Buy Power Rings in Razril |
   | if you have the money, sharpen their weapons to the maximum to        |
   | increase their attack power.                                          |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~



Ancient Crab in Deserted Island where you fought with the Boss Crab and Wild
Crabs. If you had defeated the Killer Golem earlier, the Ancient Crab should
be easy as its HP and defense power is much lower.



                                 Ancient Crab
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~
 ~ | HP: 9500 | Potch gained: 25,000 | Item Dropped: Fire Rune Piece       | ~
   |-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   |                                                                       |
   | Ancient Crab damages 193-200 HP to each character and also hits 78-117|
   | HP damage to all with its fire magic. Once again, perform Hero and    |
   | Snowe's True Friends Attack and either defend, attack or heal with the|
   | other two members.                                                    |
   |                                                                       |
   | bryon15kennedy's strategy:                                            |
   | The boss has two attacks, one hits all characters for 80 to 130 hp or |
   | hits one for 200+ damage depending on what the characters' defenses   |
   | are. My team consists of the Hero, Snow, Ted and one other person at  |
   | about level 45 or higher.                                             |
   |                                                                       |
   | My tactics are to hit it with rush command right away, then I would   |
   | use the most powerful individual magic each character has or use      |
   | strong combo magic. Once done that, I use the Hero and Snow to do the |
   | True Friends Attack while Ted and the other person concentrate on     |
   | healing and use physical attack when necessary.                       |
  ~+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+~



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 -  Collecting rare runes  [106] -
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Rare runes like Rage, Flowing and etc. are not for sale in Item or Equipment
Shops. Some members, however, have these rare runes which I recommend you to
remove from them unless you are using them.

1. Konrad  - Rage Orb
2. Lo Seng - Prosperity Orb
3. Warlock - Mother Earth Orb, Flowing Orb
4. Maxine  - Cyclone Orb
5. Karl    - Killer Orb



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 -  Earning potch, shopping  [107] -
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Once you have Prosperity Orb(defeating the Golden Hairball in Mountain Mass
Island and removed from Lo Seng, multiply the potch gained by two), equip one
on your party members(even if you equip two runes, the potch gained is still
doubled).

The best place to earn potch is in Obel Ruins(remove the Champion Rune if your
party is at level 60), 2 Skeletons and 1 Unicorn Zombie nets you for 10,600
potch and 2 Skeletons and 2 Unicorn Zombies nets you for 14,000 potch.

Another earning potch tip given by gamecracker:

i got some info about suikoden4 that you don't know and i would very happy if
you would come to msn so i know you recieved my message.My info regards in i
know a way wich gets more money than the  land dragon or trading in nal nal. 

If you get a fortune ring and kill in the tunnel were the golem is you will
find enemies more powerfull after you reconquer the town and the money you get
will be around 10.000-12000 easy and there are enemies wich give more. 

On the deserted island at the very end of the game with fortune ring you can
kill the ancient crab unlimited amounts of times and gain something like
20.000 to 30.000 coins and the other enemies give up to 16.000 with the ring.

I easily made in short amount of time 30.000-50.000 coins in a short time in
the spot of the ancient crab and you can mostlikely also kill the super golem
over and over and get 30.000 plus if equipped maybe 60.000.

Oh by the way if you run away i think you loose your chance from ever killing
the ancient crab or the super golem again.



Buy Mega Medicines(about 75) or Medicines if you wish at the various shops,
and if you can spare 120,000 potch, head to Razril Equipment Shop and buy six
Power Rings. Equip three on both Hero and Snowe; this will boost their combo
attacks greatly.

Buy Speed Rings for your healers too. You can buy the bargain items at various
shops(except for Dauntless) too if you want.
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5. Credits
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GameFaqs - for allowing me to post my FAQ here.

bryon15kennedy - for giving me the tactics for an optional boss, Ancient Crab,
and its HP and potch gained after defeating it.

gamecracker - for giving me the earning potch tip under Sidequests Section.

And to all the fans who have read this FAQ.

There are two websites that have my permission to post my FAQ:

www.gamefaqs.com
www.neoseeker.com
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