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    The Sword in the Stone Guide by ShadowBurst

    Version: 1.2 | Updated: 07/24/05 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    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.
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                          Table of Contents:
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    (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.
    
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                          (1)- Versions:
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    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
    
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           (2)- Introduction to the Voice of Rallos Zek:
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    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!
    
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               (3)- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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    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.
    
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                        (4)- How to get it
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    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.
    
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                         (5)- Weapon Stats:
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    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)
    
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                       (6)- Contact Info:
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    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.
    
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                      (7)- Credits and Etc.:
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    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. This guide is not to be copied
    or used on any internet source other than Gamefaqs.com or
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