Champions: Return to Arms FAQ and Guide about: The Voice of Rallos Zek a.k.a. The Sword in the Stone Created by Gamefaqs user ShadowBurst Real Name: Harry Hunter Created on Monday, July 18, 2005 Version 1.2 Since sooooo many people ask questions about this all the time, here is a guide to the Voice of Rallos Zek or the Fist of Innoruuk a.k.a. the sword in the stone. This is the first guide I have made so bear with me here. It is short and sweet but it doesn't really need to be long since it is focused only on the Voice of Rallos Zek. Please e-mail me if I forgot anything (or if you have any questions). My e-mail address is provided at the bottom of this guide in contact information. This guide cannot be distributed to places other than Gamefaqs.com and NeoSeeker.com and can only be used and reproduced for private use. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Table of Contents: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (1)- Versions (2)- Introduction to the Voice of Rallos Zek (3)- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (4)- How to get it (5)- Weapon Stats (6)- Contact Info (7)- Credits and Etc. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (1)- Versions: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Do I really need this section? I dunno. I probably won’t need to make too many adjustments and new versions although I'm almost positive that there will be a few. Like I said, feel free to contact me with suggestions or something I forgot or error corrections or anything like that. Version 1.2, Just added a bit about how to find the Voice of Rallos Zek, July 24, 2005 Version 1.1, Fixed a few grammar mistakes, added a little more about the bloodstones, and have let NeoSeeker.com use my guides July 21, 2005 Version 1.0, July 18- July 19, 2005 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (2)- Introduction to the Voice of Rallos Zek: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The Voice of Rallos Zek is a great weapon (well, okay, it really isn’t that great but it is if you are in the adventurous difficulty or maybe courageous). It is also called the sword in the stone. For some classes, you’ll get The Fist of Innoruuk instead. I will be referring to it as the Voice of Rallos Zek throughout this guide, though. To get the sword in the stone, you must have all 11 bloodstones. Anyway, that was just a short introduction, here is the longer guide. It is what you'll want to read for most of the information on the Voice of Rallos Zek. And before anything, you should probably read the FAQ if you have questions. Those questions will most likely be answered there. However, if you have a question that isn't answered in the FAQ or in the rest of the guide, e-mail me. My e-mail is in the contact info section. And remember, to find something easily, use Ctrl+F to bring up the search box. You can search for a key word or words. Anyway, enough of this, onto the guide! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (3)- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Q) What are bloodstones? A) The bloodstones are special stones you need to get the Voice of Rallos Zek. They are not the same as the bloodstones you put in equipment that boost stamina. Bloodstones have the area word where they are found after them. For example, the bloodstone of war is found in the bonus level of the plane of war. Bloodstones are found in the bonus levels of planes randomly off any creature or out of any barrel or chest or box. To unlock the bonus level of each plane, beat that plane's medallion round first. To access a medallion round, go into the planar gateway and when the cursor is on the plane you want, use the control stick or directional pad to move the cursor over to the medallion round. To unlock a medallion round, beat the plane it is of first. For more information on bloostones, see Section (4)- How to get it. Q) Can you get the Voice of Rallos Zek more than once? A) No, you can only get it once. You can’t get it again on a different difficulty. Q) Is the Voice of Rallos Zek better on higher difficulties? Should I wait to get it on a higher difficulty? A) No, the weapon is the same on all difficulties. Q) What’s the difference between the Voice of Rallos Zek and the sword in the stone? A) They’re the same thing. Q) I got the sword in the stone but it wasn’t a sword. It wasn’t even the Voice of Rallos Zek. It was the Fist of Innoruuk. What happened? A) If you’re a wizard or a cleric, you’ll get the Fist of Innoruuk instead of the Voice of Rallos Zek. Q) I beat Rallos Zek, but I didn’t get his weapon, the Voice of Rallos Zek. Why? A) The Voice of Rallos Zek does not come off of Rallos Zek. Read section (4)- How to get it, to find out how to get the Voice of Rallos Zek. Q) Is the Voice of Rallos Zek a one or two-handed weapon? A) If you're too lazy to scroll down and read the weapon stats, it is a one-handed sword. That means you can dual wield with it! Well, with certain classes at least... Q) I have all 11 bloodstones but the game won't let me get the sword in the stone! Why?! A) Did you beat the Twisted Nightmare at the end of the bloodstone passage (the secret level of the plane of nightmares)? It's the level where you have to kill 5 bosses in a row without dieing. Did you beat it and wait for the message to come up that says, "You are now a true champion."? No? I didn't think so. You need to have all the bloodstones AND beat the Twisted Nightmare to be able to get the sword in the stone. Q) What should I put (what gem) in the open slot of the Voice of Rallos Zek? A) It's up to you, but if you decide to use the Voice of Rallos Zek, I suggest putting in a whet stone or a misty globe. Try to find a perfected whet stone for 16% critical hit or a calmed misty globe for "Godly speed." Q) What's the required level for the Voice of Rallos Zek? Please? A) Scroll down to the weapon stats for all the stats of the Voice of Rallos Zek and the Fist of Innoruuk. But since you asked so nicely, I'll tell you. The required level is 30. Q) Is it worth it to get the Voice of Rallos Zek/ the Fist of Innoruuk? A) Short Answer: If you get it early, then you usually won't find anything better until Champions difficulty (just MAYBE will you find something better in courageous, MAYBE). SO, it can be. But most people get it after Courageous difficulty so it would be easier to do the medallion rounds on Adventurous with a higher level character. If you do that, then it isn't worth it for the weapon. However, getting all the bloodstones to farm the Twisted Nightmare is a good idea. Here' an answer that is a little longer. Long Answer: Well, the medallion rounds can be pretty hard (the secret levels aren't that hard). It isn't really that great of a weapon unless you get it pretty early, which can be hard. However, it's good to beat all the medallion rounds for the stat bonuses and if you beat soul break, well, let's just say the Plane of Torment's bonus level contains a little treat. Remember, you can always go back to beat the medallion rounds (or secret levels, also called bonus rounds or bonus levels) on adventurous difficulty when your character is at a higher level. As long as you didn't watch the final cut scene (by exiting the mission after killing the last boss instead of going through the planar gateway), you can keep the bloodstones you already have instead of losing them at the start of the next difficulty. Also, you can go back to where you were in Adventurous (to finish the medallion rounds and secret levels) when your character is at a higher level. You won't have to go through the entire adventurous difficulty (don't watch the final cut scene and save!). But by the time you are a higher level and come back to get all the bloodstones and the sword in the stone (the Voice of Rallos Zek or the Fist of Innoruuk depending on your class), your character will probably already have better weapons than the sword in the stone so then it wouldn't be worth it. However, sometimes you will find yourself still using it later in the game if you have bad luck and can't find anything better. You'll often use it until you go into Champion difficulty, but you might have just gotten it when you go into Champion difficulty. You might not find a better weapon in Courageous but probably will find a better one in Champion. Many people only want to get all the bloodstones so that they can get access to the Twisted Nightmare to farm it for good items, but not to get the Voice of Rallos Zek or the Fist or Innoruuk. Wow, that was a really long answer to a short question. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (4)- How to get it +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ To get the Voice of Rallos Zek, you must have all eleven (11) bloodstones. To get a bloodstone, beat the medallion round of a plane to get access to the secret level (also called bonus rounds). You can find the bloodstone in the secret level in any barrel or chest or box or off any monster. In case you don’t know what all those bloodstones are or you're just missing one and can't figure out which one you don't have, here’s a list of all the bloodstones: Bloodstone of… -War -Innovation (found on the ground after the fourth division) -Torment -Isles (no medallion round here, save all the gnomes in the Pit of Ill Omen and Babik the gnome will take you to Gothic Castle where the bloodstone resides) -Water -Disease -Valor -Fire -Storms -Faydark (no medallion round here, once you have the archeologist’s shovel which is found in Kelethin if you're evil or in the Orc Caves if you're good, you need to save the orcs (evil)/elves (good) first in their home to be able to go to Kelethin/ Orc Caves later, you also need the words of spiritual harmony which are found randomly in the plane of nightmares, go into the unexplored tomb for the bloodstone, which is randomly found in the unexplored tomb behind the door that is opened by reading the words of spiritual harmony) -Nightmares (the bloodstone is found off any creature here) Anyway, after you have all the bloodstones, at the end of the plane of nightmares secret level (the secret level is called bloodstone passage) in the back, there is something called the Twisted Nightmare where you have to beat 5 bosses in a row. If you want to know who they are, look below. If you want to wait to find out for yourself, don't read the list below. 1. Spider Queen 2. Mummy King 3. Arena Beast 4. Rallos Zek 5. Innoruuk After you beat them (without dieing), a message will come up that says, “You are now a true champion.” Wait for the message to come up before you leave. Then, go to the Plane of Valor and look for a sword in a stone. It's near the beginning of the Plane of Valor. It shouldn’t be very hard to find. Before the graveyard where all the skeleton warriors spawn,there is a narrowish path going off to the side. The path isn't that long. At the end of the path is a stone ruins place with a slim sword in the middle of it lodged in a stone. This is the weapon you have been looking for,. Pull the sword out of the stone. Unless you didn't get all eleven bloodstones and beat the Twisted Nightmare, you should be able to get the weapon. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (5)- Weapon Stats: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Thanks to Kuthu for the stats (I wasn’t sure about the stats of the Fist of Innoruuk so I got the stats of both weapons from a reliable source, Kuthu). I guess I could have just rearranged the stats and stuff and I wouldn't need to give Kuthu credit, but I Kuthu is where I got the stats, so I'm giving him credit. Anyway, here are the stats of the Voice of Rallos Zek and the Fist of Innoruuk. As I said, if you're playing as the wizard or the cleric, you'll get the Fist of Innoruuk, a blunt weapon, instead of the Voice of Rallos Zek. The Voice of Rallos Zek (Slashing) 235-273 Damage 1 Slot Open Attack Bonus: 65 +50 Strength +100% Health Regeneration Requires Level 30 Worth: 51,719 One Handed (Given to Classes: Shaman, Berserker, Barbarian, Ranger, Shadow Knight) The Fist of Innoruuk (Blunt) 228-269 Damage 1 Slot Open Attack Bonus: 69 +50 Intelligence +100% Health Regeneration Requires Level 30 Worth: ??,??? One Handed (Given to Classes: Cleric, Wizard) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (6)- Contact Info: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I probably didn’t need a whole section for this but oh, well. If you have any suggestions, comments, need help, or have found any errors in my guide or anything like that, contact me at SoritorJinzoKing@aol.com. I’ll also be online as SoritorJinzoKing on AIM at times. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (7)- Credits and Etc.: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Thank you for taking the time to read this guide. I hope it has helped because although short, it is thorough about the Voice of Rallos Zek. Thank you Kuthu for the letting me use the weapon stats of the weapons (the Voice of Rallos Zek and the Fist of Innoruuk). And to all those wondering, yes, I did actually ask his permission. Thank you makers of Champions: Return to Arms (Snowblind and Sony) for making this great game. Thank you Gamefaqs for hosting this guide. Thank you myself for writing this guide and RESPACING THE WHOLE THING FOUR TIMES WHICH TOOK HOURS!!! Sorry, I just had to get that out of my system. This guide is not to be distributed or reproduced for anything but private and personal usage. 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