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                                    GENJI
                             DAWN OF THE SAMURAI


(c)2005 developed by Game Republic
(c)2005 Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc
Genji Dawn of the Samurai is a trademark of
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

FAQ/Walkthrough (c) bwong - 2005
overzeniths@gmail.com
v0.961


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I.                             SHANAO YOSHITSUNE
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Walkthrough on Normal Mode    is completed.
Walkthrough on Continue Mode  is completed.
Walkthrough on Difficult Mode is completed.

I managed to get all of the Key Items and everything else on each chapter.
Key items are very specific must-have items to create new, unique weapons
and armors at the Stubborn Blacksmith (Special Order).

I will let you know when there is a need to switch player and to give sign
where there is a task for our partner.
B01 means you need to switch to Benkei for task number 01 and so on.
Y01 means you need to switch to Yoshitsune for task number 01 and so on.

Other signs are to show you important things to do;
Lvl.1 means a place number one to Level Up easily
S1    means a place contains a secret (Accessory, etc)

Signs for Items/Essence/Additional Essence:
= = for Item and Money
^ ^ for Key Item
# # for weapon/armor/accessory
* * for Essence of Amahagane (Essence)
+ + for Additional(Add.) Essence on Difficult Mode.
~ ~ for Secret or Level Up spots.

As for submissions from readers, I will put +++++ sign vertically in-between
spaces for you to find it easily on my walkthrough.
Their names are also easily to be found on the walkthrough.

On Normal Mode and Continue Mode, the upgrade is for:
Yoshitsune's Experience Level up to Level 41 at the end of   Chapter 3 - N.
Yoshitsune's Experience Level up to Level 50 at the end of   Chapter 3 - C.
Yoshitsune's Defense    Level up to Level 20 at the end of   Chapter 3 - N.
Yoshitsune's Defense    Level is at Level 20 at the end of   Chapter 3 - C.

Benkei's     Experience Level stays at Level 1 at the end of Chapter 3 - N.
Benkei's     Experience Level stays at Level 1 at the end of Chapter 3 - C.
Benkei's     Defense    level stays at Level 1 at the end of Chapter 3 - N.
Benkei's     Defense    Level stays at Level 1 at the end of Chapter 3 - C.

Attack and Health Level for both of them stays at Level 1 during N and C.

On Difficult Mode:
Yoshitsune's Defense Level stays at  Level 1 during          Chapter 1 - D.
Yoshitsune's Defense Level starts at Level 28 on             Chapter 2 - D.
Yoshitsune's Defense Level starts at Level 45 on             Chapter 3 - D.
Yoshitsune's Defense Level up to     Level 50 at the end of  Chapter 3 - D.
Yoshitsune's Health  Level Stays at  Level 1 in every        Chapter   - D.
Yoshitsune's Attack  Level Stays at  Level 1 in every        Chapter   - D.
Benkei's     Defense Level stays at  Level 1 in every        Chapter   - D.
Benkei's     Health  Level stays at  Level 1 in every        Chapter   - D.
Benkei's     Attack  Level stays at  Level 1 in every        Chapter   - D.

Good information from Continue Mode and Difficult Mode
is on its place respectively.

Info on the Kamui Flash in Continue Mode and Difficult Mode is completed
up to Chapter 3.

Most of the time I will use Yoshitsune and I will switch between them when
I feel necessary or to get items.

My new email address is:
overzeniths@gmail.com


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II.                           MINAMOTO YOSHITOMO
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This guide is copyright (c)2005 bWoNg, overzeniths@gmail.com.
You can always find the latest update on www.gamefaqs.com.

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III.                               MAIN ROAD
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Version 0.2     October 01, 2005
First edition of Genji walkthrough, Chapter 1 completed.
All the Key Items in Chapter 1 completed.
All Special Order in Chapter 1 completed.

Version 0.4     October 03, 2005
Chapter 2 completed
All the Key Items in Chapter 2 completed.
All Special Order in Chapter 2 completed.
Corrections here and there.

Version 0.45     October 04, 2005
New general tips and hints, corrections in the Trial of Light for
Yoshitsune, update on the tips when fighting Kagekiyo in Chapter 2,
new secret in Chapter Three, Extras. Corrections.

Version 0.60     October 14, 2005
Chapter 3 completed
All Items in Menu Screen for Normal Mode completed 100%.
All Key Items completed for Normal Mode.
All Special Orders completed for Normal Mode.
All Weapons completed in Normal Mode???.
All Armors in Menu Screen for Normal Mode completed 100%.
All Accessories completed for Normal Mode???.
Corrections.

Version 0.70     October 17, 2005
Corrections
Added new and the very first submission from Steven Woo and
Oliver Herd :)¬
Update the tips when fighting Kiyomori and Kagekiyo in Chapter 3
-!Quick winning tips for it takes about 30 seconds only!-
-!And a Challenge for 343 combo hits!-
Update on Related to Genji, added info from gamefaqs.com message boards.

Version 0.75     October 20, 2005
Update the tips on defeating Kiyomori and Kagekiyo.
-!Quick winning and Challenge!-
-!Challenge for Kagekiyo!- need to update on next version.
Added new sign for every item;
= = for Item and Money
^ ^ for Key Item
# # for weapon/armor/accessory
* * for Essence of Amahagane (Essence)
Corrections and tidying up the walkthrough.
Well, it seems I missed a few of accessories,
added Bead of Good Fortune, Bead of Warriors and Bracelet of Heavens.
Thanks to Natoechang, gamefaqs.com message boards for the info.
Please let me know if I miss something. Many thanks in advance :)

Version 0.80     October 22, 2005
Correction.
Correction on quantity of Essence in Chapter 1.
Added tips for challenging Kagekiyo, continuous combo!
Continue Mode in progress, up to Chapter 1.
Added Weapons List and location section.
Added info about Kamui Flash - in progress - up to chapter 1.
Good information from Continue Mode will be placed on its place respectively.
Accessory Menu is completed 100%!
Added Shop and Weapon List on the walkthrough.

Version 0.85     October 22, 2005
Correction.
Continue Mode up to Chapter 2.
Weapon List:
Double Swords: one more to go
Clubs        : 100% completed
Fauchards    : one more to go
Light Mails  : 100% completed
Heavy Armors : 100% completed
Accessories  : 100% completed
Kamui Flash - up to Chapter 2
Shop and Weapon List up to Chapter 2

Version 0.90     October 24, 2005
Correction.
Correction on the attack/defense point at the end of Normal Mode.
Weapons List is 100% completed
Collected Secret Weapon The Gale and Boulder Piercer.
Shop and Weapon List up to Chapter 3.
Added one more Essence from the Underground Prison in Chapter 3.
Total Essence is now 72pcs(+ 2 additional) within one play through.
Defeat Kiyomori in about 15 seconds!
Kamui Flash is completed for every mid boss and boss/final boss!
Added one more secret -Clear The Way-!

Version 0.92     October 26, 2005
Correction.
Weapons List Location is 100% completed.
Added info about The Gale and Boulder Piercer.

Version 0.93     November 01, 2005
Correction.
Correction and update on the quantity of the Essence in Chapter 1.
Chapter 1: Essence x26 (plus Additional Essence).
Added info on Difficult Mode up to Chapter 1.
Added info/secret (S5) on collecting Additional Essence of Amahagane
as many as you wish :)~ , Difficult Mode, Chapter 1, Myogyoji Temple,
Nue's Place, Gojo, Rokuhara Palace.
(S5.1) – (S5.7)
Essence x81 in Chapter 1, Difficult Mode :)~ and keep counting!!!
Use Kamui on the Additional Essence to get Essence x2 instead of x1!!!
Info and Tips for the True 100 Kills Challenge!
Added info on how to easily counterattack Kagekiyo in Chapter 1.

Version 0.94     November 04, 2005
Corrections and edit some parts.
Added info on Difficult Mode up to Chapter 2.
Info and Tips for the True 100 Kills Challenge in Chapter 2!
Update info on quantity of Essence at the end of each chapter.
Added info/strategy on some enemies/mid bosses/bosses.
Added info on (S5.8) in chapter 1,
(S5.9) - (S5.15) for places to get Additional Essence in Chapter 2.
Yes, usually you can keep coming back to get more Additional Essence!
I really need to put ASCII arts on my faqs/walkthroughs.
Just added one more site to post this Genji faq;
www.gameplayworld.com

Version 0.95     November 08, 2005
Corrections.
Added info on Difficult Mode up to Chapter 3.
Info and Tips for the True 100 Kills Challenge in Chapter 3!
Added info/strategy on some enemies/mid bosses/bosses.
Added info on (S5.16) - (S5.37) in chapter 3.
Kamui Flash for Raiju (more specific).
Secret Item from Raiju (S6).
Multi Kamui (three times a Kamui on a single Kamui session)
on Devilish Hoe Goblin Moritoshi Taira (Shoki) (MK) (S7).
That is also known as the Third Kamui Flash for Devilish Shoki.
Update total of Essence at the end of every chapter.
Total Essence is now 73pcs (2 Add. Essence) within one play through
on Normal Mode.
Added new Extras for clearing Difficult Mode:
-Character Concept Art
-Enemy Concept Art
-World View Concept Art

Version 0.96     November 15, 2005
Correction in some places.
Revision on the quantity of the Essence at the end of each chapter.
It is now confirmed:
There are totally Essence x28 in Chapter one without Additional Essence.
New submission from Ranma Chiu <ranma_hiryu@hotmail.com>
Use Jump + Triangle + X, repeat for a fun hitting on the big guy :)
I hope this kind of move will also be considerate to applied on
the next Genji installment. It is that Simple and Fun,
yet need a bit of Skill and Luck :)~.
A little update on defeating Moritoshi Hoe Goblin Taira (Shoki)
-upgraded version-. He is originally performing a two times Kamui attack.
More details on the last three Extras.
Addd Funny Thing 1,2,3,4.
Update Kamui Flash for Kagekiyo in Chapter 2.
Rearrange things on the Rokuhara section.
Update on 'Sword Skill Ranking'.
Update on 'Things to do' section on the Rokuhara section.
'Important Notes' section changed into 'Place of (True) 100 Kills Challenge'.
Update -Details- on the Weapons List section.
Update on The Gale and Boulder Piercer, you will be given you a [] sign
to time in the counterattack including during the fight with bosses.
Added one more site; www.supercheats.com
Added info on Hermitage of the Tamayoribito section no.22
(2 types of Yoshitsune's combo).
Now using +  + sign horizontally in-between the Additional Essence
on the walkthrough.
Now using ~  ~ sign horizontally in-between the Secret and Level Up
on the walkthrough.
Update on Bug/Glitch section.
A little update on 100 Kills Challenge on how to use Yoshitsune's
6 hits Offensive Combo (need to hold on directional L3 to the enemy direction)

Version 0.961    May 05, 2007
BIG THANKS to Spike Spiegel at ninjafrenzy@hotmail.com for letting me
know about the mistypo.
The location of the Bead of Warriors is located on Chapter 3
instead of Chapter 2.

A little update on the sites of Genji: www.mycheats.com, www.honestgamers.com,
www.gamefandom.com.


                                     ^O~O^


                                       I. Shanao Yoshitsune
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              enirhS s'nijosoD.X*             *II.Minamoto Yoritomo

                  netnekuhS.XI*                 * III.Main Road

          ecalaP arahukoR.IIIV*                 * IV.Hermitage of the
                                                       Tamayoribito
                   s'ijnomaS.IIV*             * V.Genji vs Heishi
                                      ***
                            enagahamA.IV



I.    Shanao Yoshitsune
II.   Yoritomo Minamoto
III.  Main Road + version 0.96, corrections, updates and new submission.
IV.   Hermitage of Tamayoribito (Add no.38, more elaborate on no.10 plus
                                a new submision from Ranma Chiu
                                <ranma_hiryu@hotmail.com>)
                                (Replace no.22, 2 types of Yoshitsune's
                                combo styles)
V.    Genji vs Heishi
      Chapter One  : HEIAN KYOTO
      Chapter Two  : OUSHUU HIRAIZUMI
      Chapter Three: DEVIL CITY HEIAN KYOTO
VI.   Amahagane
      1. S1: Secret Accessory; Gem of Medicine, Chapter 3 – Rokuhara Palace
      2. S2: Secret Item; Medicine of Power, Chapter 3 - Rokuhara Palace
      3. S3: Clear The Way, Chapter 3 - Mt. Kurama Revisit 4 with Yoshitsune
      4. S4: The Gale and Boulder Piercer, Chapter 3 - 100% of Weapons List
             Continue Mode, Secret Weapons from the Stubborn Blacksmith.
      5. S5: Start Collecting Additional Essence of Amahagane!!! +
             Difficult Mode, Chapter 1:
             Use of Kamui on them will give you Essence x2 instead of x1!!!.
             Mt. Kurama:
             S5.1
               *Mt. Kurama revisit 1, first screen.
                Defeat samurai soldiers and sometimes/a bit rare they will
                drop Essence (more reliable on the Japanese version).
             Myogyoji Temple:
             S5.2
               *Right before the big red door, second group of enemies,
                just keep coming back through the big red door!.
             S5.3
               *At the ground before the stairs to the big red door,
                second group of enemies.
             S5.4
               *Right after the big red door/ in front of the building with
                the Save/Retreat option. Defeat the priestess.
                I did this with Benkei right after getting the
                Amber Prayer Beads.

             Nue's Place:
             S5.5
               *Right after you defeat Nue.
                Beat down priestess and some of them will drop Essence.
                I collected Essecnce x31 :)~ but then I need to move on.
             Gojo:
             S5.6
               *At the Gojo Bridge, defeat samurai soldiers.
             S5.7
               *After the Gojo Bridge, defeat Thick Armor.
             Rokuhara Palace:
             S5.8
               *Downstairs right after the main entrance of the Rokuhara Palace.
                Defeat priestess.

             Difficult Mode, Chapter 2:
             Trial of Tenkukai:
             S5.9
               *A group of monkeys just before the door to fight
                the Four Handed Swords.
             Trial of Tenkukai - revisit 1 with Benkei:
             S5.10
               *A group of small monkeys before the Stone Monument.
             Trial of Tenkukai - revisit 1 with Benkei:
             S5.11
               *A group of monkeys on the floating platform after the
                Stone Monument.
             Trial of Chisinkai:
             S5.12
               *Area 1, intersection 1, Right path, defeat Statue Soldiers.
             Trial of Chisinkai - revisit 1 with Yoshitsune:
             S5.12
               *Area 1, intersection 1, Right path, defeat Statue Soldiers.
             S5.13
               *Area 1, intersection 3, get Additional Essence x2
                from the first group of Beast Wolf.
             Trial of Tenkukai - revisit 2 with Yoshitsune:
             S5.10
               *A group of small monkeys before the Stone Monument.
             S5.11
               *A group of monkeys on the floating platform after the
                Stone Monument.
             Trial of Tenkukai, revisit 2 with Yoshitsune:
             S5.14
               *A group of monkeys at the place of the Mid Boss;
                the Four Handed Swords
             S5.15
               *A group of monkeys before the grey floating platforms
                leading to the place of the Boss.

             Difficult Mode, Chapter 3:
             Myogyoiji Temple:
             S5.16
               *The very first group of enemies at the beginning of the
             S5.17
               *The stairs path to the Mansion of Yorenshu right after the
                building with the Save/Retreat option.

             Mansion of Yorenshu:
             S5.18
               *Defeat Lightning Elemental enemies at the alley after the
                room with double book shelf on the left and right
                (right after you get the Samonji's Sword).
             S5.19
               *Defeat Fire Elemental enemies at the alley just before
                the Sapphire/Ruby Seal room with the Save/Retreat option
                (Intersection 3, Upper path).
             S5.20
               *Defeat (all)Fire Elemental at the room where Benkei got the
                Ruby Prayer Beads
                (Just go Up, Up, Up from where Benkei starts).
             S5.21
               *Remember Yoshitsune's path?.
                From the room with a type L book shelf, go out to the Up/North
                path and you will fight 3(three) Ice Elemental.
                If you feel vibration, they will surely drop the Add. Essence.

             Myogyoji Temple: Revisit 1 with Yoshitsune
             S5.22
               *Defeat samurai soldiers at the stairs path
                (the 2nd group of enemies at the beginning of Myogyoji Temple)
             S5.23
               *Defeat enemies in front of the building where you found
                the Bracelet of Heavens.
                (Go through the big red door and continue to the left area).

             Myogyoji Temple: Revisit 2 with Benkei
             S5.24
               *Defeat 2nd group of enemies on the roof top of the building
                where you found the Bracelet of Heavens
                (From the belfry area, jump onto the upper roof of the
                building on the right side, then jump across to the roof top
                of the building on the opposite/left side).

             Gojo:
             Gojo Bridge:
             S5.25
              *Defeat the second group of enemies at the Gojo Bridge.

             Mt. Kurama, Revisit 6 with Yoshitsune:
             S5.26
               *Defeat samurai soldiers on the way up to the hill top,
                climb up the hill steps next to the Save/Retreat point
                and you will find one group of samurai soldiers on the
                next screen to the left.
             S5.27
               *Defeat the first group of samurai soldiers on the way
                up to the hill top,
                climb up the hill steps next to the Save/Retreat point
                and you will find one group of samurai soldiers on the
                next two screens to the left, right after (S5.26).

             Rokuhara Palace:
             S5.28
               *Defeat one of archers in front of the Rokuhara's main entrance
               (Kamui and press [] to deflect the arrow).

             Rokuhara Palace, Revisit 1 with Benkei:
             S5.29
               *Defeat samurai soldiers in front of the second fishpond.
             S5.30
               *Defeat samurai soldiers in front of the main entrance to
                the Rokuhara Palace.
             S5.31
               *Defeat priestess on the downstairs after defeating the
                Green Sumo enemies next to the Save/Retreat option inside
                the Broken Sturdy Door 2.
             S5.32
               *Defeat priestess right before the Altar of Kiyomori.

             Rokuhara Palace, Sturdy Door 2 is Broken:
             S5.33
               *Defeat the 2nd group of samurai soldiers on the first big rack
                (Y05).
             S5.34
               *Defeat samurai soldiers on the next area after the 3rd big rack
                (Y07).

             Rokuhara Palace, Sturdy Door 1 is Broken:
             S5.35
               *Defeat samurai soldiers at the center area where you find the
                sturdy lattices and Black Lacquered Armor (B15).
             S5.36
               *Defeat Thick Armor and samurai soldiers at the last big rack
                on the way to the Final Boss area.
             S5.37
               *Defeat samurai soldiers at the last room (downstairs) before
                you reach to Kiyomori's private room.

             I have to assume that there are many random places offer
             Additional Essence and perhaps I miss some of the places
             because of its random style.

      6. S6: Secret Item from Raiju on Difficult Mode!
             Get Kurama Herb/Tengu Herb x1 from Raiju, the only exception in
             Difficult Mode.

      7. S7: Multi Kamui (Three times a Kamui during a single Kamui session)
             on Devilish Moritoshi Hoe Goblin Taira (MK), Underground Prison,
             Chapter 3.

VII.  Samonji's: ++
      1.
      2.
VIII. Rokuhara Palace
      -Things to do *** +
      -Funny Things *** (Funny Thing 1,2,3,4) +
      -Place of (True) 100 Kills Challenge ***
      -Kamui Combo Rating ***
      -Sword Skill Ranking *** +
      -Key Items ***
      -Special Order ***
      -Weapons List *** (Added Details for each weapon/accessory) +
      -Related to Genji
      -Bug/Glitch? (Added Funny Thing 2,3,4, S3,S6,S7) +
      -Extras *** (Mode Selection, Movies, Sounds, Voices,
                  Character Concept Art, Enemy Concept Art,
                  World View Concept Art) More details on the last three +
      -Submission
       1.Steven Woo  <genki1314@hotmail.com> Thu, 13 Oct 2005
         Suggestion on how to defeat Shoki-upgraded version and
         how to make him drop the Steel Gauntlet easier.
       2.Oliver Herd <wolfy1228@hotmail.com> Fri, 14 Oct 2005
         He reminds me to give more detailed info for the
         Special Order section.
       3.GadisNaga, Jagglenuttz, Southpaw Samurai - gamefaqs.com Message Boards
         for their info on related to Genji.
       4.Natoechang, gamefaqs.com Message Boards
         for his info on how to get the Beads of Good Fortune,
         Beads of Warriors, and Bracelet of Heavens.
--->   5.Ranma Chiu <ranma_hiryu@hotmail.com>
         Beat Hoe Goblin (and other big guys) with ease and more fun :)
         Jump + Triangle and + X and Triangle, and X, repeat.
IX.   Shukenten
      1.Normal Mode ***
      2.Continue Mode ***
      3.Difficult Mode ***
                         Chapter 3, Additional Essence S5.16 - S5.37
                         Chapter 3, the True 100 Kills Challenge!
X.    Dosojin's Shrine + Ranma Chiu <ranma_hiryu@hotmail.com>

+   means updated or corrections or something new.
++  Next update
*** completed/


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IV.                        HERMITAGE OF THE TAMAYORIBITO
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1.  You can collect more of Essence of Amahagane in the Mount Kurama.
    Once you are on the world map, go back to the Mount Kurama, at the first
    screen when you fight 4 enemies. They are not that generous to drop it
    though. It is more easily to get it drop on the Japanese version :)~
    (Try to do it early when your level is low and keep playing Yoshitsune)
    And when you need more health just head to the Hermitage and you will
    enjoy the full health and full Kamui treatment there, S5.1.

2.  Raising your Defense Level early in the game will give you solid protection
    and more challenging game for Kamui performance. And using Kamui means you
    will get level up bonus exp.

3.  When you defense you still loose a little bit of your health.
    The same goes to the enemies.

4.  When you are not facing the enemy properly during a Kamui session,
    there is a possibility that your Kamui will not working even when you
    pressed the Square button at the right moment.
    Sometimes it will be interrupted by the enemies around you causing
    the attack from other enemy does not delivered the right way to you.
    For that reason, the [] timing will only show up in grey colour as when
    you failed to press it at the right moment.
    Moreover, you are free to running around while performing Kamui whether you
    will press the [] or not. This means you are able to find your best
    advantage/clean position before hitting the [] button.

5.  Sometimes, you can get more level up bonus experience when you kill enemies
    using the Kamui + regular combos compare to using perfect Triple Kamui.

6.  Double or Triple Kamui is useful to slow down the Square button timing.
    Double Kamui means during a Kamui (which the enemy will attack you),
    you press [] for another Kamui (right) before the attack hit you.
    This will give you even SLOWER reaction from the enemy and you will enjoy
    full advantage of easy timing.
    What about another Kamui after the second one? This is called Triple Kamui
    If you are so d*** slow then this is the right treatment for you to waste
    a Triple Kamui on a single attack from the enemy.
    A better way to waste it would be on the next/second attack during a Kamui
    Note that a Kamui (session) will not finish until the enemy has completely
    finished his attack/chain attack.
    On the other hand, if you failed on the first chance to press the [] button
    , the chain attack from the enemy will stop.
    For Example when fighting against Kagekiyo Taira in Chapter 1 who will
    attack you three times during a single Kamui session.

7.  Different weapons can perform different (finisher) skills.
    Compare between Benkei’s Grand Hexagonal Club and Iron Fauchard
    (Club vs Spear).
    When using Iron Fauchard perform Hold R1+Triangle then finish it with
    Triangle + Directional L3. Nice.

8.  Kamui (level up bonus) Rating Exp will depends on the accurate timing and
    the situation (how difficult and the style you perform) when you defeat
    the enemies.
    For example you can get 127 Kamui Rating for defeating only 3 enemies at
    the very early playing in chapter 1.

9.  How to Counterattack
    You need to wait until the enemy’s attack is almost hit you then press [].
    Tip on doing Counterattack:
    stand very close (facing) to the enemy, follow him, wait for him to attack,
    when almost hit you press [] button. This will give you a better view and
    enough time to react.
    Or else when you see the attack coming, quickly move very close to him and
    press [] when it almost hit you.
    Performing Counterattack might give you health replenish.

10. You can use a regular jump onto the enemy’s head to get 1(one) hit.
    Allright, this has becoming a bigger issue as it is going to play a more
    important role to a fun strategy when beating up big guy like Hoe Goblin
    and make him feels like a baby doll.
--->Ranma Chiu <ranma_hiryu@hotmail.com> has found an easier and fun way
    to defeat Hoe Goblin and other big Guys, including Nue.
    Jump + Triangle to perform special kick onto the Hoe Goblin and right after
    that, quickly press X to add another hit as well as to extend the combo,
    repeat with Triangle and X and Triangle and X continuously.
--->In addition to, you are able to jump from one enemy to another with
    this move. Press X and directional L3 when hitting the enemy to find your
    next target.

11.When you switched player remember that the equipped item/accessory on
   Yoshitsune does not available to Benkei. You need to unequipped it first.

12.Retreat means you are able to go back to the World Map instantly or to the
   beginning of the underground/dungeon depends on where you are at that moment
   (up one level to go out).

13.During a Kamui session, it is possible for you to run away from the first []
   attack and you are still in charge for the next [] buttons as long as you
   are not hit by the enemy.
   For example: During a fight with Kagekiyo in Chapter Two.
                He will perform a 3 hits Kamui combo.

14,Actually, there is a slightly different of times when you use different type
   of weapons. When you use a higher attack status, you will finish the enemy
   faster. When using a Kamui, the difference is not significantly overseen
   because the damage taken is so big that is why sometimes/usually the number
   of the hits taken by the defeated enemy is the same when using different
   (LOWER) attack status.
   Let me guess, the Kamui combo will be less one hit if the attack status is
   lower by 30 points, of course you need to make the hit on the same enemy
   to be fair.
   For example: During a fight with Kagekiyo in Chapter Two.

15.Mastering a Kamui is so much fun, Each character will perform unique styles
   of Kamui Skills and will differ it based on the type or size of the weapon
   used. One thing to remember is, you do not have to stand still during a
   Kamui, instead be a proactive and taste a bit of dodging skill.
   During a Kamui session, when the enemy is coming after you, avoid it
   by running to a safe point(save from the enemy's reach) while keep paying
   attention to the [] button timing. But not too far from the enemy.
   Once you are at the saver point and the enemy's attack is avoided,
   you still have a good chance to press the [] button successfully.
   This also works when performing a Kamui Combo hits as long as you are not
   (jumping) in the air.
   For example: During a fight with Kagekiyo in Chapter Two.
   In other words; you can play seek and hide with the enemy during a Kamui
   session.

16.List of the Special Order will be 100% completed in Chapter Three.
   Except for the Secret Special Order :).
   The secret Weapon; The Gale and The Boulder Piercer will be available
   on the Continue Mode chapter 3 once you have completed the Weapons List.

17.The highest quantity of every item on the Menu Screen is always 15pcs.

18.If you try to sell the Special Order's items or Special Items from the Trial
   the Stubborn Blacksmith will say "I am not interesting in buying".

19.Honestly, I think this game talk more about Kamui, Kamui and Kamui.
   that means, we need only to upgrade the defense department because we
   already in possessions of a god like powerful skill -Kamui-.
   Why do we need to increase our strength when there is no longer
   equal contender. In addition to, the more powerful your weapon is,
   the faster you defeat the enemies/bosses.
   I miss the ability to combine accessories (to produce more beneficial
   skills as you choose your own path).

   I hope to do more useful things/skills/upgrade skills with lots of
   (two dozens) accessories. On this game you need to equip only one of them
   and actually you DO NOT need to equip it at all to finish (the game)
   the entire strongest opponent.
   Well, as I said, It is all about Kamui, Kamui and Kamui.
   On the good side, this is also a great point about Genji,
   as you are pushed to let out/perform your greatest skill to overthrown the
   evil empire by utilizing every skill you have learned so far
   throughout the game. Not to mention the greatest visual pleasure :)¬
   -I really miss the Legend of Dragoon though-

20.Your Sword Skill Ranking will determine how much you earn experience.
   The higher your Sword Skill means you will get higher experience.
   However, as you progress through the game, you will usually equip powerful
   and the more powerful weapon and accessories to defeat the bad guys.
   This also means your Sword Skill Ranking will be decreasing as you progress
   in addition to the level up which will give you more attack point thus you
   will finish them more quickly. The only way to increase the Sword Skill
   Ranking is to unequipped the strong weapon and change it into a lower attack
   power weapon to get more combo hits. Do you want to use it or not is up to
   you since it will give you more experience and combo hits but will take more
   time. I think it is not a bad idea since this game has a Continue Mode and
   that will also persuade you to lift up your combo skills for the bosses.
   For example: When defeating Kiyomori at the end of Chapter 3 :)~
                *159 combo hits and Invincible Sword Skill Ranking
                when equipped with Charm of Tyranny and Lightning Sword*
                *343 combo hits and Invincible Sword Skill Ranking
                when equipped with Charm of Tyranny and Unsigned Sword*
                (of course you can achieve more than that)

21.Have you noticed that the slide show on the title screen will keep
   changing throughout the progress of the game.
   For example if your have reached to chapter 2, the Trial of Light at
   Konjikido, then a picture representing Konjikido will be available on
   the menu screen. Once you have progress to chapter 3 then a picture of
   Devil City Kyoto will be available.

[22].Yoshitsune's combo is differ into 2(two) styles;
---> 1st one is an Offensive Combo - 6 hits.
     Press [] 6 times while holding down! L3 to the enemy direction.
     The last move is a powerful single thrust to the heart of the enemy.
     For example when you are completing (True)100 Kills Challenge (Lizard Man)
     and when fighting Kiyomori at the Final Chapter.
---> 2nd one is a Defensive combo - 5 hits.
     Press [] 5 times without! holding down L3 to any direction.
     The last move is a double sword 360 degree cyclone to hit the enemies
     surrounding you. Well, at least that is what it supposed to be.
     For example when fighting with a bunch of regular enemies.

23.At the Stubborn Blacksmith, once you have progressed through the game,
   some of the earlier weapon are not available anymore.
   If you want to collect everything, please buy it at the earliest possible.

24.You will get more experience if, during a Kamui session, you defeat the
   enemy one after another and not blast them off in one shot.
   To do this, often, avoid being at the center point of the crowd, instead,
   approach to one of them and let them come to you one by one to raise the
   Sword Skill Ranking more quickly. Moreover, it is more enjoyable to finish
   them off one by one and more fun to perform different styles too.

25.By equipping the Unsigned Sword (the weakest weapon), you will get more
   Kamui Combo Counting. That means more challenge and fun/exciting in
   defeating the strong enemies/bosses.

26.Clear The Way, S3, is a good way to clear your way through during a Kamui
   session. Once you activated a Kamui, pay no attention to the samurai
   soldier, instead, continue to the next area and your Kamui will stay with
   you, eliminating the need to fight the unnecessary fights.
   It will be over in quite a satisfied moment or when you move on to the
   next screen loading.

27.Actually, the Kamui Styles is (sometimes) predictable.
   You can use a certain directional to perform the style you wish to.
   Let's say every time you are facing the enemy to the right, press [] +
   directional button Right. And if you are facing the enemy to the left,
   press [] + directional button Left. Try it by yourself :).

28.Once you have finished the Continue Mode and have already maxed the
   Experience Level up to Level 50, the game will preserve all experience
   you received on the background (grey color).
   When you choose to play a New Continue Mode after finishing the Continue
   Mode, you will start with everything you have collected including the
   Experience Level (plus the experience you have collected in grey color,
   but your level will not increase).

29.Equip The Gale and Boulder Piercer, you are able to reveal the Counterattack
   moment for regular enemies including during the fight with bosses.

30.Difficult Mode:
   No Health Items, no new weapons, no new accessory, No money, No New Armors,
   except for some Essences and Additional Essences!, S5.
   Wait, you can get new weapons/armors and items/accessories from the
   True 100 Kills Challenge.
   Other than that, you will get less replenish on the Kamui bar when you
   defeat an enemy.

31.Easy way to defeat the priestess without using a Kamui;
   Make a round circle in front of them, they will usually jump toward you and
   that is your way to get free counterattacks and recharge your Kamui bar
   quickly. And you might get the health replenish too from doing so.
   or just run away from the priestess and they will after you
   (run toward the -invincible- wall you and keep running. The priestess will
   follow the procedure; jump up and give you a piece of cake on the
   counterattack moment)

32.The True 100Kills on the Difficult Mode (without being hit!) will reward you
   with weapons from Special Order, Health items, Armors, etc.

33.Did you notice that when you make a Save on daylight and then load the
   Save Data, (usually/sometimes?) you will continue playing in the evening?

34.On Difficult Mode, when the regular enemies give you vibrate for the sign
   of Essence, try to use Kamui on him/them. This way (usually) you will get
   Essence x2 instead of Essence x1!!!.

35.On Difficult Mode, you are able to get more and more Additional Essence by
   keep coming back to the place stated. Usually you need to go through the
   next screen loading just to reset it and there will be another chance
   to get it. Usually, it is a random case. Then you need to go back
   a few times to increase the possibility on the Additional Essence.
   I have to assume that there are many random places offer Additional Essence
   and perhaps I miss some of the places because of its random style.

36.IMO, the camera, sometimes, is not helping out since it tends to block the
   viewing point causing the [] sign not perfectly sighted or even the enemy
   itself. It can be hard to execute the [] when the enemy suddenly pop up
   into your eyes (jump -very- quickly) from the outer screen (Lizard Man).
   It is not even rotating, if that is what in your mind, yeah.

37.I hate it and I hate it when I am so widely-vulnerable-open for the enemy
   to hit me during me attacking the enemy.

38.Just play a new -Normal- game and I got Essence x2 during a Kamui on
   samurai soldiers at Gojo before the bridge. It proves that there are many
   random places you can visit to get more Additional Essence.
   FYI, I tried the Jump + Triangle + X technique described by RanmaChiu
   at that moment.


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V.                              GENJI VS HEISHI
*******************************************************************************
New Game - Normal Mode - Completed ***
Starting Experience Level: Level  1 (Level 50 is the Max)
Starting Defense Level   : Level  1 (Level 20 is the Max)

Clear Data - Continue Mode - Completed ***
Starting Experience Level: Level 42 (Level 50 is the Max)
Starting Defense Level   : Level 20 (Level 20 is the Max)

Clear Data - Difficult Mode - in progress - Chapter 2 completed
IMPORTANT NOTES:
Difficult Mode:
No Health Items (except the default one, health replenish when you defeat
an enemy and a secret health item from Raiju), no new weapons, no new accessory,
No money, No New Armors,
BUT YOU WILL GET Essence and additional essence (S5)
You cannot buy items/accessories and weapon/armors.
However, in the True 100 Kills Challenge, you will be rewarded with
weapons from Special Order, Health items, Armors, etc according to the number
of enemies slain (and not getting hit!).
Other than that, you will get less replenish on the Kamui bar when you
defeat an enemy.

Experience Level will not go up!
Starting Experience Level: Level  1 (Level  1 is the Max)
Starting Defense Level   : Level  1 (Level 50 is the Max)

LET'S BEGIN
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                                 CHAPTER ONE
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                                 HEIAN KYOTO
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IMPORTANT NOTES:

Difficult Mode:
No Health Items (except the default one, health replenish when you defeat
an enemy and secret health item from Raiju), no new weapons,
no new accessory, No money, No New Armors,
BUT YOU WILL GET Essence and additional essence (S5)
You cannot buy items/accessories and weapon/armors.
However, in the True 100 Kills Challenge, you will be rewarded with
weapons from Special Order, Health items, Armors, etc according to the number
of enemies slain (and not getting hit!).
Other than that, you will get less replenish on the Kamui bar when you
defeat an enemy.

Cut scenes

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=*Mount Kurama*=
================---------------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : Potion of Powerx2, Kurama Herb x1, Iron Sword.
=Key Item     : Yoshitsune's Amahagane.
Continue  Mode:
=Item Found   : Potion of Powerx2, Kurama Herb x1, Iron Sword.
=Key Item     : Yoshitsune's Amahagane.
Difficult Mode: You will get nothing!.
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Yoshitsune

You play as Yoshitsune Minamoto, son of Yoshitomo Minamoto, head of Genji clan
who was defeated by Kiyomori Taira, the head of the Heishi clan.
His goal is to bring down Kiyomori and the Heishi Clan as for his revenge and
to bring back a peaceful life to the people of Kyoto.

^Yoshitsune Amahagane^ will be placed on your Key Item Menu automatically.

Defeat the first group of enemies and Otohiko will come to rescue you.
You already have the Kamui bar on the upper-left screen.
However, it is empty and you cannot use it now.
Not until Otohiko comes to rescue you.

Cut scene: Otohiko comes to help you.

From now on you can use Kamui by pressing L1 and wait for the enemy's attack,
wait until the Square button timing show up and press it before it is gone.
Every time you use Kamui you need to refill it again, usually it will
gradually replenish itself during a battle.
In addition to, it will give you a bonus level up experience based on
your Kamui Combo Rating and Sword Skill Ranking.

"I found them" said the enemy (but nothing comes up).

From your standing point, move to the right, fight more enemies and
at the same area pick up =Potion of Power x1= from the jar.
Up to the hill where you fought the first time.
Now you can press Circle button at the mansion for some info.
Remember the place where you jump with Otohiko?
Approach the place and press X to land on the ground or jump and press Triangle

Down the hill fight some enemies and there is =Kurama Herb x1= in the jar.
Continue down the hill and beat some enemies.
You will meet Otohiko the second time and (s)he jumps down the cliff.

In front of you there is a wooden log blocking your way.
You need to wait for Benkei to join your party in order to break it (B01).
Just follow Otohiko and get =Potion of Power x1= on the way down.

On the ground, there is a Save/Retreat Point.
But for now you can only use the Save option.
Retreat means you are able to go back to the World Map instantly or
to the beginning of the underground/dungeon depends on where you are
at that moment (up one level to go out).

There is another wooden log blocking near the Save point (B02).

To the left of it you will see another wooden log blocking the way (B03).

Move on and you will see a jar contains health replenish up on the waterfall
At the top of the waterfall you will find one item box contains #Iron Sword#
(weapon for Yoshitsune). There is also a heavy wooden door you need to wait
for Benkei to join you (B04).
For now, jump all the way down and move forward for boss fight.

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Boss       : (Leader of the samurai)
Difficulty : Easy
Item       : None
Key Item   : None
Money      : ? (N +C)
Tips       : Nothing much. Just use Kamui to finish them off.
Note       : This is a good place to practice your Kamui Combo Skill early
             in the game since the boss will keep calling for back up for
             a few times and you can try to put your focus on the [] timing.

Kamui Flash: When he is ready to slash you and swing the samurai half way
             to hit you, press [].

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Continue  Mode: He is the same easy to defeat just like in the Normal Mode.
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Difficult Mode: He is easy to defeat just like in the Normal and Continue Mode.
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=*Hermitage of the Tamayoribito*=
=================================----------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : Essence of Amahagane x2.
Continue  Mode: Essence x2.
Difficult Mode: Essence x1!
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Yoshitsune

You will meet Kiichi Hogen and he will explain more details about Kamui and the
same goal he would like to establish together with you.

His daughter, Princess Minazuru, is a person you want to talk to for some
in-game info.

If you would like to save your progress you can speak to Hogen at anytime.

In front of the hut, to the left, pick up *Essence x1* from inside the box.

Proceed to the next room on the right and to the back yard.
You will experience some vibration each time there is an Essence of Amahagane
nearby. This time just press circle at the well to get some info and
*Essence x1*.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Difficult Mode: There will be no Essence x1 at the well!.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

It is time to go down to Main Road. On the way you will hear a mysterious sound
from the statue on the side street and you will be transferred into a
Kamui training session.
Here, you can practice to perfect the Kamui timing.

Just before you go to the Main Road or after that, please revisit Mount Kurama.
If you choose to go to Main Road and talk to Friendly Villager,he will tell you
about a mysterious light at night when the fireflies gather.

============================================
=*Mount Kurama* - Revisit 1 with Yoshitsune=
============================================-----------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : Essence x4.
=Key Item     : Broken Sword.
Continue  Mode: The same as in Normal Mode.
Difficult Mode:
=Essence Found: Essence x4.
=Add. Essence : Essence x?, +S5.1+ (Japanese version?)
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Yoshitsune

Since you are now noticed about the existence of the Essence of Amahagane,
it's true power and it's purpose to the Genji Clan, that means you need to
look for it around the maps.

That’s why we are here, back at Mount Kurama.
Once you get there pick up ^Broken Sword^ from small the item box
(need to combine with other Key Item to create a Special Order).

Still on the first screen, go to the top-left corner where there is a
small dry land and you will get some vibration. Hit once to get *Essence x1*.

Up to the top of the waterfall, when there is a vibration at the center area,
hit once to get *Essence x1*

There is (vibration) *Essence x1* next to the save Point.
Jump on it and you will get it, you do not need to hit actually.

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-Clear The Way- :)
~S3~
One interesting thing is to use your Kamui on those Samurai Soldiers from
the screen before you located the jar.
Climb up the cliff next to the save point, to the left screen,
fight 4 samurai, to the next screen.
Leave the samurai on this scren and continue to move forward, use Kamui.
Move forward to the hill top and the Kamui session is always be with you,
deleting the chance to get spotted by another group of samurai soldiers
on the next screen.
(if you just stand still the Kamui session will be over)
On your way to the hill top (Kurama hideout) and you will not be bothered by
any of the samurai soldiers on your way.
(If you do this in Chapter 1, you can pick up the Bracelet of Man without
getting hassled)
Find your way back and down the hill, your Kamui session will be finished
once you reach the next screen loading.
-Actually, you can try to do this in other places too-
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Another (vibration) *Essence x1* at the front of the Kurama hideout (hill top)

Note: If you want to get some additional Essence, just re-enter Mount Kurama
and beat the enemies on the first screen area.
Keep coming back and eventually you will get more Essence from them.
If you need to replenish your Kamui bar and health, go back to the Hermitage.

+S5.1+
As to my knowledge, this is the only place that the enemy can actually drop
additional Essence. However, it seems that the success rate is much
more reliable on the Japanese version.

=============
=*Main Road*=
=============------------------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : Essence x2, Kurama Herb x1.
Continue  Mode:
=Item Found   : The same as in Normal Mode.
Difficult Mode:
=Essence Found: Essence x0!.
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Yoshitsune

You can buy items and accessories from the Smooth Street Salesmen or
some weapons and armors from the Stubborn Blacksmith.

Enter the big house with horses.
On the left side of the house you can get *Essence x1*.
Inside the house there is =Kurama Herb x1=.

Check out the small shrine to get *Essence x1*.

There is a Save Point next to the small shrine.

Smooth Street Salesman:
Buy:
-Kurama Herb                   160Gold
-Talisman of Resurrection     5000Gold
-Stone of Strength             300Gold
-Stone of Protection           300Gold

Stubborn Blacksmith:
Buy:
-Iron Sword                    300Gold
-Celebrated Iron Sword         400Gold
-Thin Metal                    250Gold

Special Order:
(Once you collected the materials)

Record List:
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Record List on Continue Mode:
-----------------------------
When you are playing Continue Mode and talk to the Stubborn Blacksmith,
there will be a new menu under Special Order, called 'Record List'.
"So you found it.
This is a scroll to record all the battle gear in the world"
Hey could you lend me a hand?
"You seem like someone that could help me find all the battle-gear
I haven't yet seen."
"If you find them all I'll give you a special reward.
I have already recorded the battle-gear you have, so have a look"
"Good luck! I'm counting on you!"

         Weapons List:
Double Swords     Light Mail
Clubs             Heavy Armor
Fauchards         Accessories

Please read about the details on the Weapons List and Location section.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Once finished shopping, we can move on.

Wait, somebody needs your help to find his sister in Gojo.

========
=*Gojo*=
========-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : None.
=Key Item     : Hoe Goblin's Gauntlet.
Continue  Mode: The same as in Normal Mode.
Difficult Mode: None.
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Yoshitsune

Fight enemies on your way to the Gojo Bridge.
Slash the first group of enemies to increas the Sword Skill Rating.
Keep hitting on the next group of enemies to raise the
Sword Skill Rating up to the Invincible.

Soon you will meet with (bump into) Chiyo (the sister) and
try to explain to the bad guys.

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Boss       : Moritoshi Hoe Goblin Taira (Shoki)
Difficulty : Easy
Item       : None
Key Item   : ^Hoe Goblin's Gauntlet^
             Successfully perform a Kamui on Taira and he will drop the item
             on the ground. Sometimes it does not drop but it is added to your
             Key Item Menu automatically.
Money      : ? (Normal and Continue Mode)
Tips       : Nothing much. He is a bit slow.
             Need to practice your Kamui timing.
Note       : His Defense Level is strong.

Kamui Flash: Shoki will charge his power and release its spear on you.
             Press [] when it almost hit you.

Submission:
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Strategy from Ranma Chiu <ranma_hiryu@hotmail.com>:
Ranma Chiu <ranma_hiryu@hotmail.com> has found an easier and fun way
to defeat Hoe Goblin and other big Guys.
Jump + Triangle to perform special kick onto the Hoe Goblin
and right after that, quickly press X to add another hit as well as to
extend the combo, repeat with Triangle and X and Triangle and X continuously.

THIS STRATEGY IS NATURALLY APPLIED TO THE BIG GUYS;
HOE GOBLIN, BENKEI, HOE GOBLIN UPGRADED, DEVILISH HOE GOBLIN, NUE, RAIJU, ETC
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Continue  Mode: It is the same Shoki.
                The Kamui Flash to drop the Hoe Goblin's Gauntlet is at
                the same timing.
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Difficult Mode: There will be no Hoe Goblin'e Gauntlet.
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Cut scene.

=============
=*Main Road*=
=============------------------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode: You are able to purchase items/weapons.
=Item Found   : None.
Continue  Mode: You are able to purchase items/weapons.
=Item Found   : None.
Difficult Mode: There are nothing to purchase.
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Yoshitsune

Some new items/accessories are now available at the store.

Smooth Street Salesman:
Buy:
-Kurama Herb                   160Gold
-Talisman of Resurrection     5000Gold
-Stone of Strength             300Gold
-Stone of Protection           300Gold
-Stone of Samurai              500Gold new

Stubborn Blacksmith:
Buy:
-Iron Sword                    300Gold
-Celebrated Iron Sword         400Gold
-Thin Metal                    250Gold
-Red Leather                   430Gold new

Talk to the villagers for some info and head to the Stubborn Blacksmith
(By the way, Princess Minazuru is looking for you).

=================================
=*Hermitage of the Tamayoribito*=
=================================----------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : None.
Continue  Mode: No item.
Difficult Mode: Absolutely no item.
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Yoshitsune

Princess Minazuru has already gone to bed.
Speak to Otohiko, something is happening at the Gojo Bridge.
When you are about to leave, Minazuru comes out and give information about
a mysterious strong monk at the Gojo Bridge.

Once on the world map, press X to come back to the Hermitage, and
Princess Minazuru will have something new for the in-game info.

========
=*Gojo*=
-=======-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : Thin Metal, Kurama Herb x3, Potion of Power x1, 50Gold,
                Essence x1, Tengu Herb x1, Unsigned Sword, Crimson Armor.
=Key Item     : Benkei's Amahagane.
Continue  Mode: The same as in Normal Mode, but there is no Tengu Herb!.
Difficult Mode: Benkei's Amahagane.
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Yoshitsune

There is an old worn-out cart. Jump onto it and jump again to the house
next to it. Inside you will get #Thin Metal# (Yoshitsune's Armor).

Get out and start exploring the bodies lying on the street to get items;
=Kurama Herb x1=, =Potion of Power x1=, =50Gold=.

Continue to the East side (do not proceed to the bridge right now),
down to the river side, you will find *Essence x1* at the lower-right corner,
=Kurama Herb x1= from the jar and =Tengu Herb x1= from the box.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Continue Mode: The box is empty so you do not get the Tengu Herb.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

On the Bridge you will collect #Unsigned Sword# (Yoshitsune's Weapon),
from the body lying on right side of the bridge and =Kurama Herb x1=
from the body lying on the right side edge of the bridge.

Note that you can jump onto the left or right edges of the bridge.

Now, if you need to save, just get out of Gojo and head to the Hermitage
(plus to refill your health bar) and get back to the Gojo Bridge.

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Boss       : Benkei Musashibo
Difficulty : Easy
Item Found : #Benkei's Club# (default weapon for Benkei),
             #Crimson Armor# (armor for Benkei)
Key Item   : ^Benkei's Amahagane^
             Added automatically on the Key Item menu once you defeat Benkei.
Money      : ? (N + C)
Tips       : Nothing much. He is a bit slow. Use Kamui or combos.
Note       : Benkei's defense level is strong and you can jump onto the bridge
             edges to avoid his attack or let Benkei to destroy it.

Kamui Flash: Benkei will charge his Triangle attack, once he released it and
             half to your way, that is your [] timing.
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Continue  Mode: He is the same Benkei.
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Difficult Mode: He is still the same Benkei, but a bit tougher.
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After, both of you will head to the Hermitage.

=================================
=*Hermitage of the Tamayoribito*=
=================================----------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : None.
Continue  Mode: No item.
Difficult Mode: Absolutely no item.
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Yoshitsune

You will be introduced to Lady Shizuka.
She will yield the power of Double Kamui for Yoshitsune.

You are now able to switch player to Benkei at the Hermitage.

Again, Princess Minazuru is at your service to answer some questions
(for the third times).

Note:
If you have time, you can collect more of the Essence by defeating those
enemies on the Mt. Kurama (first screen) and when you need help on your
health, visit the Hermitage to get full health replenishes.
However, this trick, I assume, works better on the Japanese version.

Highest Kamui Exp: 56 (4 enemies)-Mount Kurama, first screen
Kamui Combo Rating: Bird

Switch player to Benkei.

=============
=*Main Road*=
=============------------------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode: You are able to purchase items/weapons.
=Item Found   : None.
Continue  Mode: You are able to purchase items/weapons.
Difficult Mode: There are nothing to purchase.
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Benkei

If you go to the Main Road, you can buy new items:
Smooth Street Salesman:
Buy:
-Kurama Herb                   160Gold
-Tengu Herb                    300Gold new
-Talisman of Resurrection     5000Gold
-Stone of Strength             300Gold
-Stone of Protection           300Gold
-Stone of Samurai              500Gold

Stubborn Blacksmith:
Buy:
-Iron Sword                    300Gold
-Celebrated Iron Sword         400Gold
-Hexagonal Club                450Gold new
-Thin Metal                    250Gold
-Red Leather                   430Gold
-Blue Threat                   390Gold new

========================================
=*Mount Kurama* - Revisit 2 with Benkei=
========================================---------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : Kurama Herb x1, Grand Hexagonal Club, Essence x3.
Continue  Mode: The same as in Normal Mode.
Difficult Mode:
=Essence Found: Essence x3.
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Benkei

Break the first wooden log before the save point (B03).

Continue to the right and break the door (B04).
Inside, get =Kurama Herb x1= from inside the jar.
Cut the tree on the right to proceed.
On the left side after you cross, open a chest to get #Grand Hexagonal Club#
(weapon for Benkei).
A few forward steps, hit once in front of you to reveal *Essence x1*.

To the second log, the nearest one to the save point (B02).
Break it and continue forward. Soon there is a dead end (alcove)
on the left side.
Go there and hit once to get *Essence x1*, at the same place,
jump and hit once again to get another *Essence x1*.
Or just jump and hit once to reveal both of it.
Remember this place (the alcove) for Yoshitsune to climb up and
get treasure (Y01).

Continue on, and another log (B01).
Break it and you will open a path to the hill top.
Remember the secret of Clear The Way ~S3~! You should be able to use it here

Go/jump down to the Save/Retreat Point and back to the Hermitage.

Switch to Yoshitsune

============================================
=*Mount Kurama* - Revisit 3 with Yoshitsune=
============================================-----------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : Bead of Good Fortune, Essence x1.
Continue  Mode: The same as in Normal Mode.
Difficult Mode:
=Essence Found: Essence x1.
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Yoshitsune

Get the treasure box on the top of the alcove.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Go back to the alcove (Y01), climb it up and open the box to get
#Bead of Good Fortune#.
To the left corner (vibration), hit once to get *Essence x1*.
Thanks to Natoechang for his info on gamefaqs.com Message Boards.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Normal Mode       :
Highest Kamui Exp : 60 (4 enemies)-Mount Kurama, first screen.
Level Up Exp      : 146
Kamui Combo Rating: Bird

=============
=*Main Road*=
=============------------------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : None.
Continue  Mode: No item.
Difficult Mode: Absolutely no item.
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Yoshitsune

Now, if you go to the Main Road you will notice that princess Minazuru is here
by the river side and she will tell you about 2 (two) missing children
(Shinta and Shinkichi). Most likely they went to the Myogyoji Temple.

Other info if you talk to Cheerful Woman just opposite the big house,
“There’s a legend that a god lived in the -cave behind the shrine-”

===================
=*Myogyoji Temple*=
===================------------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   :
 -Essence x6, Tengu Herb x1, Potion of Protection x2, Potion of Power x1,
  300Gold, 100Gold, Fox Fire, Hi-Medicine of Power x1, Potion of Warding x1,
  100Gold, White Tiger.
=Item from Mansion of Yorenshu:
 -Giant Maul, Essence x2, Miracle Pill x1, Tathagata Pill x1.
=Key Item from Mansion of Yorenshu:
 -Amber Prayer Beads.
=Key Items from Nue's Place:
 -Nue's Claw x2, Nue's Amahagane.

Continue  Mode: The same as in Normal Mode.

Difficult Mode:
=Essence Found from Myogyoji area:
 -Essence x5! (There is no Essence x1 from under the Belfry).
=Add. Essence from Myogyoji area :
 -Essence x20 +S5.2+
  Yes, you are absolutely able to obtain more than Twenty.
=Essence Found at the Mansion of Yorenshu:
 -Essence x2.
=Key Item from Mansion of Yorenshu
 -Amber Prayer Beads.
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Yoshitsune

Use the left or right sturdy bronze lantern to get to the top of the main gate.
Hit at the center-front of the roof to get *Essence x1*.
Move in circle to the right/left and get =Tengu Herb x1=.

Jump down and break the jar for =Potion of Protection x1=.

Upstairs, at the upper-left corner, hit to get *Essence x1* and
=100Gold= at the upper-right corner.

Continue up the stairs and get =Potion of Protection x1= at the upper-right
corner. Using Double Kamui here is a good idea to reach to the Invincible
ranking of your sword skill.
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Difficult Mode:
ADDITIONAL ESSENCE:
Myogyoji Temple
* +S5.2+
  Defeat the second group of enemies before the big red door to collect
  ADDITIONAL Essence(s). The first time I received one Essence, the second time
  I got Essence x2. :) That is because I use Kamui on the second time!.
  Well, you guess it, the harvest time is here already!!!
  Just keep coming back through the other side of the big red door or use
  the Retreat option and start collecting the Essences 'till you are
  satisfied (S5)!!!.

* +S5.3+
  Wait, the second place is at the ground before the stairs to the big red door
  I got 2(two) Essence of Amahagane there :)~
  There is also two group of enemies here.

* +S5.4+
  Wait again! The third place is in front of the building with the Save/Retreat
  option. You will get the vibrate from the priestess.
  I did this when playing Benkei and after picked up the Amber Prayer Beads.
  It is not an easy drop anyway.

  After a while, they will not drop the Essence for some time.
  I have collected 20(twenty) ADDITIONAL Essence so far!.
  But I need to move on.

  Hmm, I wonder that Additional Essence is spread all over Japan?
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Open the big red door and head to the next door in front of you.

There is a Save Point here and *Essence x1* at the center of the altar.

At the center of this room, there is a round carving says:
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“Return to this place upon completion and the door to another dimension
shall open”.
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Continue Mode:

                               100 KILLS CHALLENGE

First Challenge:
At the center of this room, there is a round carving says:
"You have cleared many trials and tribulations to get to this place.
We have prepared for you a new challenge ..one that is greater than any
you've faced before.
You shall receive a glorious reward if you manage to overcome this
arduous test.
One word of caution however,
once you start the quest, you will not be able to quit,
and you will lose everything if you die.
Are you still willing to take on this challenge?
Yes (press X)
No

Conditions: Full Kamui bars is advisable to get clean Kamui Combo.

Tips      : It is better for you finish them off one after another to get more
            increase on the Kamui bar and also to buy more time thus will also
            help you to increase the Kamui bar while in the middle of battle.
            In addition to, you will get more experience by doing so.

            When as playing Benkei, his hold/charge attack is very useful since
            you will be considered not getting a hit (although the fact is
            you are and the health bar is decreasing) and the Kills counting
            on the screen will keep ticking to your advantage.
            However, please do not abuse/overdo it, since you might get hit
            in doing so because Benkei is considered as slow.
            You might want to use it when you are replenishing the Kamui bar.

Good News : The Combo Counting on the upper-left corner will stay there FOREVER
            It will not disappear, not even when your Kamui session is over.
            Use this advantage to replenish your Kamui bar whenever you need it
            Just avoid the fight when you are charging up your Kamui bar and
            perform another Kamui when you are ready.

            Whatever your performance is, the reward is already yours.

-100 Kills-
This is a battle against 100 continuously appearing enemies.
When you have defeated all 100 enemies, you will be able to return to
this normal world with treasure in hand.

Your enemies will be:
8 Samurai soldiers
2 spear soldiers
8 samurai soldiers
2 spear soldiers
4 samurai soldiers
1 Thick Armor            25 Kills
-Tips for Yoshitsune:
 Kamui 4 times to defeat him
 or doging his one way attack by holding down R1+X+Directional L3
 then combo him for 6 hits Offensive Combo (see Hermitage section no.22),
 repeat.

-Tips for Benkei (with Club):
 *Kamui two times on him.
 Prepare Hold Triangle attack.
 Once he gets up the second time wait for two seconds,
 release the hold attack.
 He will surely down on the knees.
 And you will not loose the Kills counting despite you are getting hit! :)
 You can use this trick on the regular enemies too.

 *Hold R1+X+Directional L3 and Hold R1+Triangle will also applicable.
 Even if you do not charge the Triangle button, you are doing fine.

 *Or else, after you broke his thick armor, use the charge attack
 Hold R1+X+Directional L3, he will then always down when get hit by Benkei.

-Tips for Benkei (with Blade of Pointed Flame):
 *Kamui once on him.
 Once the thick shiled is destroyed, attack with R1+Triangle+Diretional L3 combo
 with R1+Triangle+Directional L3. Nice :) That should do it.
8 samurai soldiers
2 spear soldiers
8 samurai soldiers
2 spear soldiers
4 samurai soldiers
1 Thick Armor            50 Kills
8 samurai soldiers
2 spear soldiers
8 samurai soldiers
2 spear soldiers
4 samurai soldiers
1 Thick Armor            75 Kills
8 samurai soldiers
2 spear soldiers
8 samurai soldiers
2 spear soldiers
4 samurai soldiers
1 Thick Armor           100 Kills

Yoshitsune:
100 Kills, 100 Hits/more
Experience earned: up to 13000Exp and more per one challenge!

You have defeated all the enemies.
We bestow upon you a treasure as proof.
#Bracelet of Power#
Attribute: Decreases your strength, but increases your protection against
           the four calamities (Fire, Ice, Lightning, Poison).

CONGRATULATION!
You have completed 100% of the Accessory inventory in the Weapons List.

And you can repeat the challenge for levelling up easily.


Wait, what about Benkei?
Benkei:
I take the 100 Kills Challenge with Benkei once the Amber Prayer Beads is
saved in the inventory.
You will fight 75 of the (same) enemies.
I got 76 Kills because when fighting with the no.25 I got 2(two) Kills Kamui
counting instead of 1(one) (I equipped Demonbane, I guess it was not powerful
enough to bring down the enemy no. 25 in one shot?).
So, here we go:
"You have defeated all the enemies.
We bestow upon you a treasure as proof"
You win the second Bracelet of Power :).

The next time I challenge the test with Benkei,
"You have defeated all the enemies.
You will now return to the Normal World"
No more surprises, I guess.
And you need to beat 100 bad guys instead of 75 in the first place.
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Difficult Mode:

                           TRUE 100 KILLS CHALLENGE

Conditions: Full Kamui bars is advisable to fasten the process.

Tips      : Since there is no bonus experience at all, all you need to do is
            to defeat all of the enemies and that means you do not have to
            focus on the Kamui alone.
            Combine with regular hack and slash should be very fine.

            When playing as Benkei, his hold/charge attack is very useful since
            you will be considered not getting a hit (although the fact is
            you are and the health bar is decreasing) and the Kills counting
            on the screen will keep ticking to your advantage.
            However, please do not abuse/overdo it, since you might get hit
            in doing so because Benkei is considered as slow.
            You might want to use it when you are replenishing the Kamui bar.

Good News : The Combo Counting on the upper-left corner will stay there FOREVER
            It will not disappear, not even when your Kamui session is over.
            Use this advantage to replenish your Kamui bar whenever you need it

First Challenge:
"This is a battle against 100 continuouly-appearing enemies.
If you defeat multiple enemies without being hit, you will be rewarded
with treasures according to the number of enemies slain.
Regardless of the record, you can return to the normal world when you
have defeated all the enemies".

Highest Record to date: 0 enemies

Enemies are the strongest of their kinds
Your enemies will be:
8 Samurai soldiers
2 spear soldiers
8 samurai soldiers
2 spear soldiers
4 samurai soldiers
1 Thick Armor             25 Kills
-Tips for Yoshitsune:
 Kamui 4 times to defeat him
 or doging his one way attack by holding down R1+X
 then combo him for 6 hits Offensive Combo (see Hermitage section no.22),
 repeat.

-Tips for Benkei (with Club):
 *Kamui two times on him.
 Prepare Hold Triangle attack.
 Once he gets up the second time wait for two seconds,
 release the hold attack.
 He will surely down on the knees.
 And you will not loose the Kills counting despite you are getting hit! :)
 You can use this trick on the regular enemies too.

 *Hold R1+X+Directional L3 and Hold R1+Triangle will also applicable.
 Even if you do not charge the Triangle button, you are doing fine.

 *Or else, after you broke his thick armor, use the charge attack
 Hold R1+X+Directional L3, he will then always down when get hit by Benkei.

-Tips for Benkei (Blade of Pointed Flame):
 *Kamui once on him.
 Once the thick shiled is destroyed, attack with R1+Triangle+Diretional L3 combo
 with R1+Triangle+Directional L3. Nice :) That should do it.

8 samurai soldiers
2 spear soldiers
8 samurai soldiers
2 spear soldiers
4 samurai soldiers
1 Thick Armor             50 Kills
8 samurai soldiers
2 spear soldiers
8 samurai soldiers
2 spear soldiers
4 samurai soldiers
1 Thick Armor             75 Kills
8 samurai soldiers
2 spear soldiers
8 samurai soldiers
2 spear soldiers
4 samurai soldiers
1 Thick Armor            100 Kills

100 Kills, 100 Hits/more
Experience earned: You will not get any experience!
                   This is a Difficult Mode.

The record this time is 100 enemies.
You have set a new record.
We bestow upon you treasures as proof of your valor.
We look forward to your next challenge.

Highest record to date  0 enemies

Yoshitsune:
Result: 100 enemies without being hit once, 344 hits.
=Tathagata Pill=, #Charm of Force#, #Fox Fire#, #Thin Metal#,
=Kurama Herb x1=.

IMPORTANT:
Remember that this is only a one time chance.
The second time you try you will get NOTHING.

Other result examples:
Result: 50 enemies without being hit:
#Fox Fire#, #Thin Metal#, =Kurama Herb x1=

Result: 55 enemies without being hit:
#Crimson Sword#, #Thin Metal#, =Kurama Herb x1=
(How come I beat 100Kills and I got only Fox Fire???)

Is the outcome based on random style???

Benkei's turn:
Result: 100 enemies without being hit once, 164 hits.
=Talisman of Resurrection x1=, #Charm of Protection#, #Blade of Pointed Flame#,
#Grand Hexagonal Club#, #Blue Threat#.

True massacre is when Benkei equipped with the Blade of Pointed Flame.
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Go outside the room. Go up the stairs on the left area to get
=Potion of Power x1=.
Still at the same area, On the right side there is a closed door (B05)
and you need Benkei to open it for you.

Back track a little and up on another stairs on the North.
You will see one sturdy bronze lantern and an old belfry on the right side.
There is vibration around it; you need Benkei (B06) to sound the belfry.
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Difficult Mode: There will be no Essence x1 from under the Belfry.
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Your task for now, is to move on to the building opposite the belfry
(not the one you need to jump). Collect =300Gold= from the jar.

Your next move is to jump to the upper roof of the same building by the help
of the sturdy bronze lantern and the roof above the belfry.
While on the upper roof, move to the left a bit and you will see
an opening window at the building on the left side
(just opposite of the building you are on).

Before entering through the window, jump down to the lower roof on the
left corner, and hit once to get *Essence x1*.

Now, get inside the building through the opened window.
Get =100Gold= from the jar on the right and pick up #Fox Fire#
(Yoshitsune's weapon) from the box.

Get out from the room.
Go back to the belfry area and break the jar on the upper left ground to get
=Hi-Medicine of Power x1=.

On the left there is a sealed door (Nue's Place).
You need to get a Key Item from the Mansion of Yorenshu in order to break the
"Amber" seal.
The door in the middle is your way to the Mansion of Yorenshu.

Your next goal is to barge in to the Mansion of Yorenshu to steal the
"Amber" Key Item.
However, you may want to collect some items with the help of Benkei.

Please use the Retreat option at the building downstairs to go back to
the Hermitage.

Switch player to Benkei.

Go back to the building with the Save/Retreat Option, turn left,
take the stairs up.
Break the door on the right(B05) and collect =Potion of Warding x1= from
the jar in front.
Break another jar on the center-left to collect =100Gold=.
Open the blue chest and pick up #White Tiger# (Benkei’s Armor).
To the left of the blue chest hit once to reveal *Essence x1*.

From the way you go in, next to the upper-left corner,
there is one big rack you need to climb on.
This is a task for Yoshitsune (Y02).

Do not forget to sound the old belfry and the *Essence x1* will fly out.
Try to get on top the sturdy bronze lantern and it will not hold two seconds
for Benkei :).

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Mansion of Yorenshu
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Benkei

Before climbing up that big rack, let Benkei moves on a bit further to collect
items.

Get inside the Mansion of Yorenshu through the middle door
(to the left side of the old belfry).

Intersection 1: Left, Up
-Left: Pick up #Giant Maul# (Benkei’s Weapon) from the box on the floor.
       (Yoshitsune cannot open this chest)

Move forward, this is another good place to reach the Invincible ranking of
your Sword Skill.

Move on to the room at the end, hit once on the figure's mouth on the table
to get *Essence x1*.
Pick up #Amber Prayer Beads# from the small item box on the floor.

The other two doors are shut tight.

-Up: Trace back to the intersection 1 and this time move up to the front.
     The jar next to the door at the end contains =Miracle Pill x1=.
     Next to the jar, hit once to get *Essence x1*.

It is a dead end since all other doors are sealed by some mystical power.

Switch back to Yoshitsune.

(If you visit the Main road, you will meet with Shinta, Shinkichi's brother,
asking for your help to find Shinta at the Myogyoji Temple)

Now, it is time to climb up the big rack (Y02) inside the house
at the Myogyoji Temple (before the belfry area).
Once on the top the big rack, jump to the left and pick up =Tathagata Pill x1=

Up to the next goal, you need to unseal the door at the most left of the
belfry area. The Amber Prayer Beads will automatically unseal the door.

Yoshitsune
Normal Mode             :
Yoshitsune Defense Level: Level 8 (Essence x23)
Difficult Mode          :
Yoshitsune Defense Level: Level 1 (Essence x34)
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Nue's Place
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Boss       : Nue
Difficulty : Easy
Item       : None
Money      : ? (N + C)
Key Items  : 1)^Nue’s Claw^ x2
               Use Kamui twice on him.
             2)^Nue’s Amahagane^
               Automatically added to your inventory after defeating Nue.

Kamui Flash: 1)He starts to charge up and will jump to smash you.
               Pay attention to HIS HEAD, he will nod down quickly and head up
               again. That is when you suppose to hit the [] button.
               DO NOT get too close on Raiju or you will not be able to see
               the [] sign.
               (The same as Raiju's Kamui Flash)

Weapon equipped   : Fox Fire is advisable to slash a flame on Nue (any weapon).
                    You need to combo him in order to successfully burnt him.
Accessory equipped: Charm of Protection (any accessory).

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Continue  Mode: He is the same Nue as in the Normal Mode.
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Difficult Mode: Equip Fox fire and Charm of Protection for Yoshitsune.
                Fox Fire will start a flame on Nue's body if you combo him.
                Kamui on him, approach Nue and(aerial)combo from the left/right
                Do not stay too long on his behind.
                Kamui again, combo, repeat.
                The only thing you will get is the Nue's Amahagane.
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=============
=*Main Road*=
=============------------------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : Iron Fauchard. It is a gift from the SS Salesman (default).
Continue  Mode: Iron Fauchard. It is a gift from the SS Salesman (default).
Difficult Mode: Iron Fauchard. It is a gift from the SS Salesman (default).
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Yoshitsune

After saving Shinta, you will return to the Main Road by default
only to find it had been ruined by the Heishi.

Most of the villagers are taken kidnapped by the Heishi,
including Princess Minazuru.
(if you defeat Nue by Benkei, than she will ask help from Benkei)

There are some survivors though.

The Smooth Street Salesman is happy to see Yoshitsune/Benkei
and he will give #Iron Fauchard# (Benkei’s weapon) as a gift.

No items to buy from the Smooth Street Salesman this time.
Talk to him again and he will a clue on where to find the villagers.

Stubborn Blacksmith:
Buy:
-Iron Sword                    300Gold
-Celebrated Iron Sword         400Gold
-Steel Sword                   800Gold new
-Hexagonal Club                450Gold
-Grand Hexagonal Club          900Gold new
-Steel Spear                   750Gold new
-Thin Metal                    250Gold
-Red Leather                   430Gold
-Blue Threat                   390Gold
-Little Cherry Blossom         950Gold new

=================================
=*Hermitage of the Tamayoribito*=
=================================----------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : None.
Continue  Mode: None.
Difficult Mode: None.
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Yoshitsune

Once you get out of the Main Road, you will be back to the Hermitage by default
and Lady Shizuka will perform Yosegane to upgrade the Kamui version to
a Triple Kamui Bar :).

Normal Mode        :
Highest Kamui Exp  : 67 (4 enemies)-Mount Kurama, first screen.
Level Up Exp       : 172
Sword Skill Ranking: Bird

===================
=*Myogyoji Temple*=
===================------------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : Miracle Pill x1, Essence x1.
Continue  Mode: The same as in Normal Mode.
Difficult Mode:
=Essence Found:
 -Essence x1.
=Add. Essence :
 -Essence x31 +S5.5+ - Nue's Place - revisit (and keep counting).
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Gojo is definitely your next destination, but before going there,
you may decide to collect items left at the Myogyoji Temple.

Go to Nue's Place and you will fight quite a number of enemies group.
Perform Kamui session one after another to build up combos,
reach to Invincible Ranking and receive bonus experience.

Check out the small shrine and pick up *Essence x1* and =Miracle Pill x1=
(The Miracle Pill only comes up if you have completed the
priestess survival mode :).

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Difficult Mode: +S5.5+
                Nue's Place, revisit after defeating Nue.
                Some of the priestess will drop Essence once you defeated them.
                I have collected Essence x31 :)~ but then I need to move on.
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=*Main Road*=
=============------------------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode: You are able to purchase items/weapons.
=Item Found   : None.
Continue  Mode: You are able to purchase items/weapons!.
Difficult Mode: There are nothing to purchase.
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The Smooth Street Salesman is back to business.
Smooth Street Salesman:
Buy:
-Kurama Herb                   160Gold
-Tengu Herb                    300Gold
-Talisman of Protection        300Gold new
-Talisman of Resurrection     5000Gold
-Stone of Strength             300Gold
-Stone of Protection           300Gold
-Stone of Samurai              500Gold

Nothing new this time at the Stubborn Blacksmith.

========
=*Gojo*=
========-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : Charm of Lightning, Tengu Herb x2, Potion of Protection x2,
                Essence x1.
=Key Item     : Sleeve of large armor.
=Item from the Underground Prison:
 -Essence x2, Tengu Herb x1, Potion of Protection x1, Blade of Pointed Flame,
  Miracle Pill x1.
=Key Item from Underground Prison:
 -Obsidian Prayer Beads, Steel Gauntlet, Hoe Goblin’s Amahagane.

Continue  Mode: The same as in Normal Mode.

Difficult Mode:
=Essence Found:
 -Essence x1.
=Add. Essence :
 -Samurai Soldiers at the Gojo Bridge: Essence x3 (random) +S5.6+.
 -Thick Armor after the Gojo Bridge  : Essence x1 (random) +S5.7+.
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Yoshitsune

Benkei is coming to assist you on releasing the villagers.

Enemies are waiting for you inside Gojo.
You can lure the enemies on your way to the bridge.
Once there, use your Kamui skill to build up combos to reach up
to the Invincible Ranking.

Normal Mode        :
There are 4(four) groups of enemy.
Highest Kamui Exp  : 85 (4 enemies)-Gojo, before the bridge.
Sword Skill Ranking: Bird
Kamui Skill Ranking: Invincible

It is time for Benkei to show up some good assistance at the Gojo Bridge.

This is also your good chance to get the highest Kamui Combo Rating and
stock up the bonus experience.
You can enjoy defeating more than 8 enemies (up to 20 and more)
in continuous Kamui session.
You will always get the (highest)Moon Rating.

If Benkei use the Iron Fauchard, you can use Hold R1+Triangle, Triangle.

You can also toss the enemies out of the bridge by holding down R1+X+direction
Or, if the enemy is still alive lying on the ground/bridge continue with
jump and [].

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Difficult Mode: +S5.6+
                You can get Add. Essence from the samurai soldiers
                attacking you on the bridge.
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Once satisfied on the bridge, the two of them agree to meet again inside
the Heishi Mansion.

While controlling Benkei, continue to move forward.
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Mid Boss: Thick Armor
Difficulty: Easy
Item: None
Key Item: ^Sleeve of large armor^
          Use Kamui once on him.

Tips: He is slow. Just use Kamui on him.

Kamui Flash: He will piss off and stomping his legs for a few times.
             He takes his huge sword and start to charge power.
             Now, the moment he swings it and half to reach you,
             it is your flash to press [].

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Continue  Mode: He is the same Thick Armor as in Normal Mode.
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Difficult Mode: +S5.7+
                He is still the same Thick Armor.
                Thick Armor is carrying Essence x1 in random order.
                There is no Sleeve of large armor drop on the ground.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Back to Yoshitsune.

Yoshitsune is facing a group of samurai and archers;
this is a good chance to practice your Double/Triple Kamui/counterattack.

Do not forget to pick up #Charm of Lightning# from the item box and
make a good use of the health replenish from the jar.

Yoshitsune and Benkei will join forces again outside the Underground Prison.

You can use the Save/Retreat option
and you can decide who will enter the Underground Prison.

Now, before you enter the door to the Underground Prison,
move outside and trace back to the bridge, go to the left side of the screen.
Go down the path to get =Tengu Herb x1= from the box (Normal Mode only!).
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On Continue Mode, you will find only an empty box, there is no Tengu Herb.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

After, go to the right side of the bridge, go down the path to get
=Potion of Protection x1= from one of the jar,
and *Essence x1* on the lower-right screen.

Normal Mode             :
Yoshitsune Defense Level: Level 9 (Essence x25, Additional Essence x2 included)
Difficult Mode          :
Yoshitsune Defense Level: Level 1 (Essence x73)

It is time to kick some prison cages.

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Underground Prison
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Yoshitsune

Inside the underground prison,
move on until you will be at intersection 1: Left and Up
-Left: a few steps to the left there is *Essence x1*.
-Up: (Be careful of the flame trap)
     Go back and move up to the front to get =Tengu Herb x1=
     from a jar at the end.

Back track to intersection 1: Left and Up
-Left: And now turn left at the intersection.
       Fight enemies and break a jar contains =Potion of Protection x1=.

We are now at intersection 2: Up(forward) and Right
-Up: Move forward a bit, there is a sealed door with the word "obsidian".
-Right: Back a little track and turn to the right.
        Be careful of the flame trap.

At the end we will see intersection 3: Left and Up(upper-right)
-Up: Move up a bit and then turn right.
     Get *Essence x1* from the direction of the flame trap.
     Another item box contains health replenishes.
     At the end of the route, fight enemies and defeat the leader
     to get #Obsidian Prayer Beads# inside the small box on the ground.
     Examine the prison cage door and you seem not strong enough
     to open the door (B07).
-Left: Now, back track and exit this route.
       onto the left turn just now. Go inside and fight some enemies.
       You will find another prison cage door and you are still not
       strong enough (B08).

Go outside the Underground Prison and switch player to Benkei.

Trace back to the second prison cage door (B08) and break the door to get
#Blade of Pointed Flame# (Benkei’s weapon).

Another cage door to break at the next right turn (B07)
and get =Miracle Pill x1=.
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On Continue Mode, you will get nothing from the box inside the cage (B07).
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Switch back to Yoshitsune.

Enter the (Obsidian) sealed door.

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Boss       : Moritoshi Hoe Goblin Taira (Shoki) -upgraded version-
Difficulty : Easy
Item       : None
Key Item   : 1)^Steel Gauntlet^
               Successfully perform a Counterattack.
               (I did it after a Double Kamui and then keep hitting the attack
               button, hopefully will Counterattack).
               Or,
               Successfully completed the Kamui session for twice [] pressing
               Once succeeded, the Steel Gauntlet will drop onto the ground.
             2)^Hoe Goblin’s Amahagane^
               Automatically added to the Key Item Menu.
Money      : ? (N + C)

Submission :
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Steven Woo <genki1314@hotmail.com
 Thu, 13 Oct 2005 21:35:39 -0700

For the boss "Moritoshi Hoe Goblin Taira (Shoki) -upgraded version-"
and how to get the Steel Gauntlet I found this way that works pretty good.

First, just keep a good distance away from him, Activate Kamui,
when his spears almost hit you, hit square to counter. Right after that,
he will quickly skip to your rear, when that happens, hit for Kamui again
so you have double Kamui and as soon as he lunges at you, hit square and
you will counter him and the he will drop the steel Gauntlet.
I've found this way to be easier.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
I understand what Steven Woo meant is that Hoe Goblin will perform 2 attacks
in one Kamui session. That is why you need to press [] two times in a single
Kamui session.
Much like Kagekiyo that will perform 3 attacks during a Kamui session.

Tips       : If you want to Counterattack him you may want to wait in a good
             distance and when his rushing spear attack almost hit your body
             quickly press [].

             He is faster than before but nothing to worry if you keep moving.
             When he performs the electric charge attack, be close to him and
             follow his jump (or just keep away). This way you will not get
             hurt and while in the air you can perform aerial attack followed
             by combos.

Kamui Flash: 1)During a Kamui, he will charge up for a moment then release the
               attack. Once you almost hit, that is your Kamui Flash no.1.
             2)He will slip to your side, wait, he will perform another Kamui,
               and this time is a quick attack.
               Once the attack almost hit you, press [].

Weapon equipped   : Fox Fire (advisable to set a fire on Shoki)
Accessory equipped: Charm of Protection (any accessory)

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Continue  Mode: He is the same Shoki as in the Normal Mode.
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Difficult Mode: Counterattack will do a good damage to him.
                Focus in a good distance and when he rushes his spear to you,
                press [] to counterattack.
                Right after the rush attack, approach to him and combo him for
                5 hits.
                Repeat.
                If you want to perform Kamui, it is better to do twice a Kamui
                Right after the first Kamui, he will be on your side,
                take a good distance and perform the second Kamui.
                This will do a good damage much better than single Kamui alone.

Weapon equipped: Fox Fire (advisable to set a fire on Shoki)
-Too bad I did not get the Crimson Sword on the True Challenge for 100Kills-
Accessory equipped: Charm of Protection (any accessory)
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=================================
=*Hermitage of the Tamayoribito*=
=================================----------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : None.
Continue  Mode: None.
Difficult Mode: None.
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Yoshitsune

After rescuing princess Minazuru, you will be back to the Hermitage.
Benkei gets his Triple Kamui from Lady Shizuka and Hogen has prepared some
good plans for you to be at a safer place at the Hiraizumi Mansion in Oushu.

For the fourth times, Princess Minazuru is available for questioning.

=============
=*Main Road*=
=============------------------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode: You are able to purchase items/weapons.
=Item Found   : None.
Continue  Mode: You are able to purchase items/weapons!.
Difficult Mode: There are nothing to purchase.

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Yoshitsune

Cut scene: The Promise.

Well, no sign of the Smooth Street Salesman.

Talk to the people and buy everything you need from the Stubborn Blacksmith.
Stubborn Blacksmith:
Buy:
-(Iron Sword                    300Gold - deleted from the list)
-Celebrated Iron Sword         400Gold
-Steel Sword                   800Gold
-Celebrated Steel Sword       1000Gold new
-Hexagonal Club                450Gold
-Grand Hexagonal Club          900Gold
-Steel Crushing Maul          1200Gold new
-Steel Spear                   750Gold
-Mighty Steel Spear           1100Gold new
-Thin Metal                    250Gold
-Red Leather                   430Gold
-Blue Threat                   390Gold
-Little Cherry Blossom         950Gold

===================
=*Rokuhara Palace*=
===================------------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   :
 -Essence of Amahagane x3, Charm of Healing, Crescent Moon,
  Charm of Poison, Hi-Potion of Protection x1, Serpent Pike,
  Talisman of Protection x1

Continue  Mode: The same as in Normal Mode.

Difficult Mode:
=Essence Found:
 -Essence x 2.
=Add. Essence :
 -Essence x6 +S5.8+ Defeat the priestess right after the Rokuhara main entrance

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Yoshitsune

You need to fight your way in, obviously.

Find your way to the fishpond on the same screen (left/right side of the tree)
You will be standing on a small land site, jump to the next land site and
hit once to get *Essence x1*. Jump one more time to pick up #Charm of Healing#
(You cannot use Benkei to jump over between the land sites)

Move on to the next bridges and beat the archers.
On the next screen, go up to the fishpond and you will find a stone monument
(and a vibration). You need Benkei to do something with it (B09).
Jump to the land site on the left and open the box to get #Crescent Moon#
(weapon for Yoshitsune).

Continue to the next screen, you will be facing archers and samurai.
At your right there is #Charm of Poison# inside the box.
Note that you can jump from one edge of the bridge to another.

Once finished, up ahead you will see the main door of the Rokuhara Palace.

Before entering the main door, switch player to Benkei (at the Hermitage).

Move the Stone Monument (B09) and you will get *Essence x1*.
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Difficult Mode: There is no Essence x1 under the Stone Monument.
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Continue all the way to the main gate and you will end up fighting with
2(two) Thick Armor.
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Mid Boss   : 2(two) Thick Armor
Difficulty : Easy
Item       : None
Money      : ? (Normal and Continue Mode)
Key Items  : ^Sleeve for large armor^ x2
             Perform Kamui on both of them.
             You can try to use it when they are close to each other.
Kamui Flash: He will piss off and stomping his legs for a few times.
             He takes his huge sword and start to charge power.
             Now, the moment he swings it and half to reach you,
             it is your flash to press [].
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Continue  Mode: He is the same Thick Armor as inthe Normal Mode.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Difficult Mode; He is still the same Thick Armor as in the Normal Mode.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Switch player back to Yoshitsune (at the Hermitage).
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Difficult Mode:
For Difficult Mode, actually, you do not need to switch player to Yoshitsune
since you will not get new items as in Normal or Continue Mode.
Instead, go with Benkei all the way to the last Save/Retreat option before
the door to fight Kagekiyo. Yoshitsune will be there and you can switch player
to him as you need to.
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Please visit to the Main Road to buy new item;
Smooth Street Salesman:
Buy:
-Kurama Herb                   160Gold
-Tengu Herb                    300Gold
-Miracle Pill                  600Gold new
-Talisman of Protection        300Gold
-Talisman of Resurrection     5000Gold
-Stone of Strength             300Gold
-Stone of Protection           300Gold
-Stone of Samurai              500Gold

There is nothing new at the Stubborn Blacksmith:
Buy:
-(Iron Sword                    300Gold - deleted from the list)
-Celebrated Iron Sword         400Gold
-Steel Sword                   800Gold
-Celebrated Steel Sword       1000Gold
-Hexagonal Club                450Gold
-Grand Hexagonal Club          900Gold
-Steel Crushing Maul          1200Gold
-Steel Spear                   750Gold
-Mighty Steel Spear           1100Gold
-Thin Metal                    250Gold
-Red Leather                   430Gold
-Blue Threat                   390Gold
-Little Cherry Blossom         950Gold

Go back to the Rokuhara Palace and enter the main door of Rokuhara Palace.

Down the stairs, beat some bad guys, onto the next door.
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Difficult Mode: +S5.8+
                Fight priestess to get Additional Essence x6 and keep counting.
                Just keep coming back through the main entrance to collect
                more Essence.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The enemies will stop re-spawning once you reach the Save/Retreat point
(the door before Kagekiyo)

Get =Hi-Potion of Protection x1= from the jar on the right,
move on to the small stairs and open the box at the upper-right to get
#Serpent Pike# (weapon for Benkei).
Continue to your right, the camera angle will change and at the upper-right
corner hit once to get *Essence x1*.

Move around in circle to the left and move down the small stairs to get
=Talisman of Protection x1= from the jar on the left.

FYI
There are 2(two) sturdy doors in this room. You cannot break those
sturdy doors, not even with Benkei (wait until chapter 3).

Now, enter the next door move on to the next area. Fight samurai and the leader
It is your chance to get high Kamui Rating (226 for 5 enemies).
If you wish to defeat the 4(four) samurai, the leader will call for back up.

Benkei is coming to help Yoshitsune.
You can use Save/Retreat option.

Enter the next door for boss battle.

You can choose between Yoshitsune and Benkei.

Yoshitsune
Normal Mode     :
Defense Level   : 10 (Essence x28)
Experience Level: 25
Difficult Mode  :
Defense Level   :  1 (Essence x81)
Experience Level:  1

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Boss Chapter 1: Kagekiyo Taira
Difficulty : Easy - Medium Easy
Item       : None
Key Items  : None
Money      : ? (N + C)

Tips       : He is “easy” to defeat.
             Yeah you can defeat him by 4 counterattacks w/o a single Kamui :)
             Weapon equipped is the weakest one; Unsigned Sword.
             Type of weapon does not seem to count very much,
             well at lest a little bit only.
             At this rate, whatever weapon you equipped,
             you can perform a 4 hits Counterattack victory.

             Every time Kagekiyo starts attacking with his big slash attack and
             shouts -Yeahh?-, that is the flash for performing a Counterattack.
             Always pay attention on the distance between you and him.
             Even when the distance is a bit too far (I think), your attack
             will mostly land on him (the sword number two will hit Kagekiyo).

             Yes, you can do it with Benkei, but in my opinion it is easier to
             perform with Yoshitsune (he is much faster in sword skill).

             Or, you can combine your Kamui skill with Counterattack.

             During a Kamui session, it will be a 3 hits Kamui Combo.
             Once you finished the 3 hits Kamui Combo,
             Kagekiyo will be standing still, stunned, doing nothing.

             If you miss the second Kamui Flash, you are still be able to
             perform Counterattack on the third hit from Kagekiyo.

Kamui Flash: 1)Kagekiyo is standing, swings his sword in a full circle,
               a moment later he jumps/rush toward you, land in front of you,
               starts attacking your lower body. Half the way to hit you,
               that is your Kamui Flash to press [] button.
             2)Kagekiyo will sneak behind you, in a quick second he will
               charge his arm for a quick moment before stabbing you
               from behind.
               Once he released his arm to stab you, the Kamui Flash is there
               Press [] before it reaches to you.
             3)Again, after the second attack, he will charge his arm for a
               second in a bit slow-motion.
               Once he released his arm (finished with the slow-motion),
               that is the quick call for your Kamui Flash.
               Do not get too close to him!.

Easy Counterattack:
Place Kagekiyo at the center, run around him in a good distance,
everytime he performs the big slash attack, you are already at your position
to easily press [] button. Yeaahh!.

Weapon equipped: Unsigned Sword (any weapon)
Accessory equipped: Charm of Healing (any accessory)

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Continue  Mode: He is the same Kagekiyo as in the Normal Mode.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Difficult Mode: Kagekiyo is tougher now. His defense level is a lot stronger.
                You need to pay extra caution since your life bar is only that
                little.
                You will need four times a Kamui Session Combo and a few
                slashes to defeat him
Result: 15/16 combo hits and Invincible Sword Skill ranking.
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Benkei
Normal Mode              :
Benkei's Experience Level: Level 25
Benkei's Defense Level   : Level  1
Difficult Mode           :
Benkei's Experience Level: Level  1 (Default)
Benkei's Defense    Level: Level  1
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Boss Chapter 1: Kagekiyo Taira
Difficulty : Easy - Medium Easy
Item       : None
Key Items  : None
Moeny      : ? (N + C)

Tips       : He is more or less at the same difficulty as you fight him with
             Yoshitsune. Since Benkei is a bit slow you need to pay extra
             attention to the Counterattack and the Kamui timing.

Weapon equipped: Iron Fauchard (any weapon)
Accessory equipped: Charm of Healing (any accessory)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Cut scenes.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
End of Chapter 1
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Normal Mode:

Yoshitsune's Experience Level: Level 25
Yoshitsune's Health Level    :  1
Yoshitsune's Attack Level    :  1
Yoshitsune's Defense Level   : 10

Benkei's Experience Level    : Level 25
Benkei's Health Level        :  1
Benkei's Attack Level        :  1
Benkei's Defense Level       :  1

Yoshitsune's Health          : 740
Yoshitsune's Attack          : 129(pure)
Yoshitsune's Defense         : 160(pure)

Benkei's Experience level    : Level 25
Benkei's Health              : 885
Benkei's Attack              : 157(pure)
Benkei's Defense             : 102(pure)

Money on Hand                : 133710Gold
Healing Item used so far     : NONE
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Continue Mode:

Yoshitsune's Experience Level: Level 45
Yoshitsune's Health Level    :  1
Yoshitsune's Attack Level    :  1
Yoshitsune's Defense Level   : 20

Benkei's Experience Level    : Level
Benkei's Health Level        :  1
Benkei's Attack Level        :  1
Benkei's Defense Level       :  1

Yoshitsune's Health          : 740
Yoshitsune's Attack          : 129(pure)
Yoshitsune's Defense         : 160(pure)

Benkei's Health              : 885
Benkei's Attack              : 157(pure)
Benkei's Defense             : 102(pure)

Money on Hand                : 133710Gold
Healing Item used so far     : NONE
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Difficult Mode:

Yoshitsune's Experience Level: Level 1 (by default)
Yoshitsune's Health Level    :  1
Yoshitsune's Attack Level    :  1
Yoshitsune's Defense Level   :  1

Benkei's Experience Level    : Level  1 (by default)
Benkei's Health Level        :  1
Benkei's Attack Level        :  1
Benkei's Defense Level       :  1

Yoshitsune's Health          : 200
Yoshitsune's Attack          : 15(pure)
Yoshitsune's Defense         : 10(pure)

Benkei's Experience level    : Level  1
Benkei's Health              : 300
Benkei's Attack              : 30(Pure)
Benkei's Defense             : 20(Pure)

Money on Hand                : 0Gold
Healing Item used so far     : NONE

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End of Chapter 1
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Normal and Continue Mode:
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Total Essence of Amahagane collected - Chapter 1 – Normal Mode        : 28pcs
-Hermitage:                           2pcs
-Mt Kurama revisit 1 with Yoshitsune: 4pcs
-Main Road:                           2pcs
-Gojo:                                1pc
-Mt Kurama revisit 2 with Benkei:     3pcs
-Mt Kurama revisit 3 with Yoshitsune: 1pc
-Myogyoji Temple:                     6pcs
-Mansion of Yorenshu:                 2pcs
-Myogyoji temple, Nue's Place:        1pc
-Gojo:                                1pc
-Underground Prison:                  2pcs
-Rokuhara Palace:                     3pcs = 28pcs
Additional Essence                   - Chapter 1 – Normal Mode        :  0pcs
===============================================================================
Total Essence of Amahagane collected - Chapter 1 – Normal Mode        : 28pcs
===============================================================================
Total Essence of Amahagane collected - End of      Normal Mode        : 73pcs
===============================================================================
Total Essence of Amahagane collected - Chapter 1 - Continue Mode      : 28pcs
Additional Essence                   - Chapter 1 – Continue Mode      :  0pcs
===============================================================================
Total Essence of Amahagane collected - Chapter 1 - 1st Continue Mode  :101pcs
===============================================================================

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End of Chapter 1
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Difficult Mode:
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Total Essence of Amahagane collected - Chapter 1 - Difficult Mode     : 20pcs
-Hermitage:                           1pcs
-Mt Kurama revisit 1 with Yoshitsune: 4pcs
-Main Road:                           0pc
-Gojo:                                0pc
-Mt Kurama revisit 2 with Benkei:     3pcs
-Mt Kurama revisit 3 with Yoshitsune: 1pcs
-Myogyoji Temple:                     5pcs
-Mansion of Yorenshu:                 2pcs
-Myogyoji temple, Nue's Place:        1pc
-Gojo:                                1pcs
-Rokuhara Palace:                     2pcs = 20pcs
Notes:
-Minus Essence x1 at the Hermitage (on the well)
-Minus Essence x2 at the Main Road (staple house)
-Minus Essence x1 at the Gojo (Down to the Eastern river side)
-Minus Essence x1 at the Myogyoji Temple (Belfry)
-Minus Essence x1 at the Rokuhara Palace (Stone Monument)

Additional Essence                   - Chapter 1 – Difficult Mode     : 61pcs
 S5.1 :                               0pc
 S5.2 :                               2pcs
 S5.3 :                              16pcs
 S5.4 :                               2pcs
 S5.5 :                              31pcs
 S5.6 :                               3pcs
 S5.7 :                               1pc
 S5.8 :                               6pcs = 61pcs
===============================================================================
Total Essence of Amahagane collected - Chapter 1 - 1st Difficult Mode : 81pcs
===============================================================================
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                                 CHAPTER TWO
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                               OUSHU HIRAIZUMI
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Cut scenes

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Difficult Mode:
No Health Items (except the default one, health replenish when you defeat
an enemy and secret health item from Raiju), no new weapons, no new accessory,
No money, No New Armors,
BUT YOU WILL GET Essence and additional essence (S5)
You cannot buy items/accessories and weapon/armors.
However, in the True 100 Kills Challenge, you will be rewarded with
weapons from Special Order, Health items, Armors, etc according to the number
of enemies slain (and not getting hit!).
Other than that, you will get less replenish on the Kamui bar when you
defeat an enemy.

=====================
=*Hiraizumi Mansion*=
=====================----------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : Essence x2.
Continue  Mode: Essence x2.
Difficult Mode: Essence x1! (no Essencex1 from the item box-Hiraizumi Mansion).
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Yoshitsune

Normal Mode:
Defense Level for Yoshitsune : Level 11   (Essence x31)

Difficult Mode:
Yoshitsune's Experience Level: Level  1 - Default Level
Yoshitsune's Defense Level   : Level 28 - (Essence x81)
Yoshitsune's Defense Point   : 155(pure)

From where you stand, move to the left and the Circle button will show up
on the screen. Press it to get *Essence x1*.

Continue to the left area and there will be vibration from the item box.
Pick up *Essence x1*.
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Difficult Mode: There will be no Essence x1 from inside the box.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Lady Shizuka is waiting inside the left mansion and she will help you with the
Save option.

Benkei is waiting at the other side of the mansion.

Princess Minazuru is at the garden, worrying about his father (Hogen).

Kichiji is just outside the Hiraizumi Mansion and he is asking if you are
going to sell your Amahagane to him.

To the left (move up after you left Hiraizumi Mansion) is the mountain area
where the Konjikido supposed to be, if the legends says true.

Shops are located in town, visit them to buy everything you need.

Before leaving, Lady Shizuka will give her support to Yoshitsune.

==================
=*Hiraizumi Shop*=
==================-------------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode: You are able to purchase items/weapons.
=Item Found   : None
Continue  Mode: You are able to purchase items/weapons.
Difficult Mode: There are nothing to purchase.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Yoshitsune

You might want to buy a few things before going to the 100 Kills Challenge
down the bridge.

Smooth Street Salesman:
Buy:
-Kurama Herb                   160Gold
-Tengu Herb                    300Gold
-Miracle Pill                  600Gold
-Talisman of Protection        300Gold
-Talisman of Resurrection     5000Gold
-Charm of Force               1500Gold new
-Charm of Protection          1500Gold new
-Stone of Samurai              500Gold
-Charm of Flames               900Gold new
-Charm of Ice                  900Gold new
-Charm of Lightning            900Gold new
-Charm of Poison               900Gold new
-(Stone of Strength            300Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Stone of Protection          300Gold - deleted from the list)

Stubborn Blacksmith:
Buy:
-(Iron Sword                   300Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Celebrated Iron Sword        400Gold - deleted from the list)
-Steel Sword                   800Gold
-Celebrated Steel Sword       1000Gold
-Jeweled Sword               1400Gold new
-(Hexagonal Club               450Gold - deleted from the list)
-Grand Hexagonal Club          900Gold
-Steel Crushing Maul          1200Gold
-Iron Crusher                 1500Gold new
-Steel Spear                   750Gold
-Mighty Steel Spear           1100Gold
-Sickled Spear                1350Gold new
-Thin Metal                    250Gold
-Red Leather                   430Gold
-Blue Threat                   390Gold
-Little Cherry Blossom         950Gold

On the way to the shops, there is a bridge and right after the bridge there is
a downstairs. Follow it down and turn to the left and check out (press Circle)
on the round carving on the wall. It says:
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"Return to this place upon completion and the door to another dimension
shall open"
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Continue Mode:

                               100 KILLS CHALLENGE

Second Challenge:
"You have cleared many trials and tribulations to get to this place.
We have prepared for you a new challenge ..one that is greater than any
you've faced before.
You shall receive a glorious reward if you manage to overcome this
arduous test.
One word of caution however,
once you start the quest, you will not be able to quit,
and you will lose everything if you die.
Are you still willing to take on this challenge?
Yes (press X)
No

Conditions: Full Kamui bars is advisable to get clean Kamui Combo.

Tips      : It is better for you finish them off one after another to get more
            increase on the Kamui bar and also to buy more time thus will also
            help you to increase the Kamui bar while in the middle of battle.
            In addition to, you will get more experience by doing so.

            On this second Challenge, it is like you are doing a Double Kamui
            to all of the enemies even before you perform any Kamui session.
            They will move very slow (including you) you will be able to spot
            the [] button easily.

            Other way is, wait until Yoshitsune and Benkei completed the Trial
            of Light because they will be in possesion of 4 Kamui bars and
            a lot faster to replenish.
            But you will lose the good stuffs and fun on the early trial.

Good News : The Combo Counting on the upper-left corner will stay there FOREVER
            It will not disappear, not even when your Kamui session is over.
            Use this advantage to replenish your Kamui bar whenever you need it
            Just avoid the fight when you are charging up your Kamui bar and
            perform another Kamui when you are ready.

            Whatever your performance is, the reward is already yours.

-100 Kills-
This is a battle against 100 continuously appearing enemies.
When you have defeated all 100 enemies, you will be able to return to
this normal world with treasure in hand.

You will be walking in an underwater-like dimension,
yeah with the slow-motion kind of effect.

Your enemies will be:
8 Samurai soldiers
2 priestess (from the Myogyoji Temple)
8 samurai soldiers
2 priestess
-Tips to beat priestess without using a Kamui:
 Make a circle move in front of them, they will jump high toward you.
 Press [] at the right time to successfuly counterattack.

 or just run away from the priestess and they will after you.
4 samurai soldiers
1 Thick Armor             25 Kills
-Tips for Yoshitsune:
 Kamui 4 times to defeat him
 or doging his one way attack by holding down R1+X
 then combo him for 6 hits Offensive Combo (see Hermitage section no.22),
 repeat.

-Tips for Benkei (with Club):
 *Kamui two times on him.
 Prepare Hold Triangle attack.
 Once he gets up the second time wait for two seconds,
 release the hold attack.
 He will surely down on the knees.
 And you will not loose the Kills counting despite you are getting hit! :)
 You can use this trick on the regular enemies too.

 *Hold R1+X+Directional L3 and Hold R1+Triangle will also applicable.
 Even if you do not charge the Triangle button, you are doing fine.

 *Or else, after you broke his thick armor, use the charge attack
 Hold R1+X+Directional L3, he will then always down when get hit by Benkei.

-Tips for Benkei (with Blade of Pointed Flame):
 *Kamui once on him.
 Once the thick shiled is destroyed, attack with R1+Triangle+Diretional L3 combo
 with R1+Triangle+Directional L3. Nice :) That should do it.
8 samurai soldiers
2 priestess
8 samurai soldiers
2 priestess
4 samurai soldiers
1 Thick Armor            50 Kills
8 samurai soldiers
2 priestess
8 samurai soldiers
2 priestess
4 samurai soldiers
1 Thick Armor            75 Kills
8 samurai soldiers
2 priestess
8 samurai soldiers
2 priestess
4 samurai soldiers
1 Thick Armor           100 Kills

Yoshitsune:
100 Kills, 100 Hits/more
Experience earned: Up to 13000Exp and more per one challenge!

You have defeated all the enemies.
We bestow upon you a treasure as proof.
#Red Crescent Moon#
Attribute: A fauchard imbued with the spirit of a fire dragon.
           It is part of a pair with the Blue Dragon.

Benkei:
100 Kills, 100 Hits/more
Experience earned: up to 13000Exp and more per one challenge!

You have defeated all the enemies.
We bestow upon you a treasure as proof.
#Red Crescent Moon# (the second one)
Attribute: A fauchard imbued with the spirit of a fire dragon.
           It is part of a pair with the Blue Dragon.

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Difficult Mode:

                           TRUE 100 KILLS CHALLENGE

Conditions: Full Kamui bars is advisable to fasten the process.

Tips      : Since there is no bonus experience at all, all you need to do is
            to defeat all of the enemies and that means you do not have to
            focus on the Kamui alone.
            Combine with regular hack and slash should be very fine.

            On this second Challenge, it is like you are doing a Double Kamui
            to all of the enemies even before you perform any Kamui session.
            They will move very slow (including you) you will be able to spot
            the [] button easily.

            Other way is, wait until Yoshitsune and Benkei completed the Trial
            of Light because they will be in possesion of 4 Kamui bars and
            a lot faster to replenish.
            But you will lose the good stuffs and fun on the early trial.

Good News : The Combo Counting on the upper-left corner will stay there FOREVER
            It will not disappear, not even when your Kamui session is over.
            Use this advantage to replenish your Kamui bar whenever you need it

Second Challenge:
"This is a battle against 100 continuouly-appearing enemies.
If you defeat multiple enemies without being hit, you will be rewarded
with treasures according to the number of enemies slain.
Regardless of the record, you can return to the normal world when you
have defeated all the enemies".

Highest Record to date: 0 enemies

Enemies are the strongest of their kinds
Your enemies will be:
8 Samurai soldiers
2 Priestess
-Tips to beat priestess without using a Kamui:
 Make a circle move in front of them, they will jump high toward you.
 Press [] at the right time to successfuly counterattack.

 or just run away from the priestess and they will after you.
8 samurai soldiers
2 Priestess
4 samurai soldiers
1 Thick Armor             25 Kills
-Tips for Yoshitsune:
 Kamui 4 times to defeat him
 or doging his one way attack by holding down R1+X
 then combo him for 6 hits Offensive Combo (see Hermitage section no.22),
 repeat.

-Tips for Benkei
 Perform twice a Kamui is a good idea.
 (with Club):
 *Kamui two times on him.
 Prepare Hold Triangle attack.
 Once he gets up the second time wait for two seconds,
 release the hold attack.
 He will surely down on the knees.
 And you will not loose the Kills counting despite you are getting hit! :)
 You can use this trick on the regular enemies too.

 *Hold R1+X+Directional L3 and Hold R1+Triangle will also applicable.
 Even if you do not charge the Triangle button, you are doing fine.

 *Or else, after you broke his thick armor, use the charge attack
 Hold R1+X+Directional L3, he will then always down when get hit by Benkei.

-Tips for Benkei
 (with Blade of Pointed Flame):
 *Kamui once on him.
 Once the thick shiled is destroyed, attack with R1+Triangle+Diretional L3 combo
 with R1+Triangle+Directional L3. Nice :) That should do it.
 In the underwater dimension, Benkei is only able to attack one after another.

8 samurai soldiers
2 Priestess
8 samurai soldiers
2 spear soldiers
4 samurai soldiers
1 Thick Armor             50 Kills
8 samurai soldiers
2 Priestess
8 samurai soldiers
2 Priestess
4 samurai soldiers
1 Thick Armor             75 Kills
8 samurai soldiers
2 Priestess
8 samurai soldiers
2 Priestess
4 samurai soldiers
1 Thick Armor            100 Kills

Yoshitsune:
100 Kills, 100 Hits/more
Experience earned: You will not get any experience!
                   This is a Difficult Mode.

The record this time is 100 enemies.
You have set a new record.
We bestow upon you treasures as proof of your valor.
We look forward to your next challenge.

Highest record to date  0 enemies

Yoshitsune:
Result: 100 enemies without being hit once, 190 hits.
#Charm of Healing#, #Moon Shadow#, #Jeweled Sword#,
=Hi-Potion of Powerx1=, =Talisman of Protection x1=.

IMPORTANT:
Remember that this is only a one time chance.
The second time you try you will get NOTHING.

Benkei's turn:
Result: 100 enemies without being hit once, 104 hits.
#Serpent Pike#, #Black Purity#, #Iron Crusher#
=Hi-Potion of Protection x1=, =Kurama Herb x1=, #Blue Threat#.
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Remember that on the bridge you talked to a patrol guy and he said he saw a
light during a patrol he does not remember when.

Back to the save point (Lady Shizuka) if you need to and then
proceed to Konjikido.

Tips: Go inside the Hiraizumi Mansion at anytime to replenish your health
      and Kamui bar.

=============
=*Konjikido*=
=============
-------------------
*Path to Konjikido*
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Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : None.
Continue  Mode: None.
Difficult Mode: None.
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Yoshitsune

First enemy is a group of fireflies.
Do not wait too long, they will hop on your face and then explode.
Quickly shake your body to get released before they explode.

On the next screen, fight 4(four)Stone Soldiers.

Cut scene: The door upstairs is open.

There will be a Save/Retreat Point (to Hiraizumi Mansion)upstairs
next to the opened door.
If you use it to go back to Hiraizumi Mansion,
(at the garden) there will be a warp point back to Konjikido.

If you choose to go inside the door now, there will be cut scenes.

If now, you choose to go back to Hiraizumi Mansion, you can talk to people
for some info and to Lady Shizuka who is asking about your training.
Kichiji is not available at his usual place. Where is he?
Down the bridge, you will find Otohiko (Lady Shizuka?).
How can she be in two places at the same time?

Princess Minazuru is taking a walk to the other side of the town,
just outside of the shopping complex, still worrying about her father.

Move on to the shops area. Ah here you are Kichiji.
Have a nice talking to him anyway.

No new items from the shopping complex.

After, you need to confirm your decision at the Blue Seal to your right
at the Konjikido Temple.
You will be transferred into the inside interior of the Konjikido.
Proceed to the shining golden temple at the center ahead.

Cut scene. There is a male Shukenten voice asking Yoshitsune to take on
           the Trial of Light.

You need to approach to the Blue Seal and press Circle to accept it.
Each test is designed specifically for both Yoshitsune and Benkei.

=============
=*Konjikido*=
======================================
=*Trial of Tenkukai (Heavenly Realm)*=
======================================-----------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   :
 -Essence of Amahagane x4, Black Steel, Hi-Potion of Power x1,
  Potion of Warding x1, Bead of Red Flames, Bead of Blue Ice,
  Water Serpent Sword, 1000Gold.
=Key Items    :
 -Feather of Yatagarasu, Yatagarasu's Amahagane, Jeweled Sword of Gold.

Continue  Mode: The same as in Normal Mode.

Difficult Mode:
=Essence Found: Essence x4.
=Add. Essence :
 -Essence x4 +S5.9+ A group of monkey before fighting the Four Handed Swords.
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Yoshitsune

The left Blue Seal is the Trial of Tenkukai for Yoshitsune.

In this trial of Tenkukai you need to jump from one platform to another,
fight monkeys, ride on floating platforms,
defeat Mid Boss and finally the Boss.

If you happen to fall down from the platform, you will land on a new ground
and you need to fight your way to get back to the upper land.
Down there you will fight a group of Monkeys.
Be careful of their throwing weapon (freeze and drop to the ground)
The Counterattack timing is almost the same as the priestess at the
Myogyoji Temple.
Once finished, you will be transferred to the upper land by pressing Circle
at the Blue Seal confirmation.

On the fifth platform, hit once to get *Essence x1*.

Jump back to the fourth platform and continue to the moving platform.
At the end you will get #Black Steel# (Yoshitsune's Armor).

Wait, there is one more floating green land on the lower-right of the screen.
From where you stand, jump to the floating platform in front of you,
then jump down to the land on the lower-right to get =Hi-Potion of Power x1=

Jump onto the next moving platform to get back to the previous area.

Continue to the left and you will fight monkeys to be able to go through
the gate. Next, at the center area there is a Stone Monument saying
-Edir Eht Gnitaolf Enots Htiw Iekneb- In other words
-Benkei with stone floating the ride- (B10)
(We will switch to Benkei after finishing this trial)

Move on to the next are with platform and fight (you guess) a group of monkeys

Ride the platform up to a new ground, beat down some fireflies.
It is going to be a long fight unless you destroy its nest nearby.

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The good news is, this area is one of the best places to get highest ~Lvl.1~:
Kamui Combo Rating,
Sword Skill Ranking,
and to gain Level Up easily.
How?
Easy, just concentrate on the fireflies.
Let them come to you and use your Kamui on them.
One successful Kamui equals to 10 hits and 10 kills, Moon rating and
Invincible ranking at one easy time. Repeat as many times as you wish :).
Once finished, you CAN CONTINUE THE COMBO COUNTING by quickly going to the
next area on the right (just opposite of the nest you destroyed just now)
and perform another continuous Kamui session to the fireflies there.
And you guest what? There are 2(two) nests in here :).

Once finished with the 3(three) nests,
you need to get out of the trial and get inside again to repeat the combo.
Come back here after finishing the Final Trial and it becomes even easier
because you will be having 4 Kamui bars to waste on them.
(69 combo hits and keep counting :)
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To the right area (just opposite to the first nest),
You will find another place for raising up your combo counting and level up
easily, ~Lvl.2~.
Destroy the two nests and break those jars to get =Potion of Warding x1=.
Up ahead pick up #Bead of Red Flames# from the item box and beat some monkeys.
At the center of the wall, hit once to get *Essence x1*.
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Get out the area and move on to the next floating platform.
You will fight a group of monkeys and one Big Monkey before you reach to the
Save/Retreat Point and the door to the Mid Boss.
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Difficult Mode: +S5.9+
                The monkey group will carry Essence (random).
                Use a Kamui on him/them and you will get Essence x2.
                Yes, you can keep coming back to this place using the floating
                platform just now. The only thing is you need to beat the
                fireflies and destroy the nest again to be able to re-use the
                floating platform.
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Open the big door in front of you and get inside.

Normal Mode               :
Yoshitsune's Defense Level: Level 12
Difficult Mode            :
Yoshitsune's Defense Level: Level 30 (Essence x88)
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Mid Boss   : Four Handed Swords
Difficulty : Easy
Item       : #Bead of Blue Ice#
Key Items  : None
Money      : ? (N + C)
Tips       : Perform 3x Counterattacks. That's it.
             His move is so predictable that when you get close to him,
             he will swing the (slow) swords. Use it to Counterattack :)

             Be careful of his combo attack.

             Or perform Kamui on him.

             When he performs ice attack, he is vulnerable. Combo him.
             Still, be careful of his ice attack.

Kamui Flash: 1)The fist move is a camouflage, the second time he appears and
               swing the sword, which is your Kamui Flash.
               It is a 1(one) hit Kamui Combo.
               If you perform a Kamui on the water area, he might disappear
               a few times before you can press the [] button.

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Continue  Mode: He/she is the same as in the Normal Mode.
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Difficult Mode: He/she is not slow anymore.
                It is better and easier to defeat him during a Kamui session.
                Combo him when he/she performs the ice attck.
                If you insist on performing continuous combo,
                be near to him, slash for 1/2 hits, always prepare to block
                with R1, slash for 1/2 hits, block his attack, follow him,
                block his ice attack, destroy the ice, follos him, combo.
                Repeat.
                Of course, you can dodge whenever you want.
                If he is too far away, use a Kamui on him.
                This way, you will be able to continue the combo counting
                and get to the Invincible ranking.
                If you perform a Kamui on the water area, he is able to
                disappear for a few times before he shows the real figure
                for you to press the [] button.
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Do not leave the area yet, there is *Essence x1* on the right side nearby to
the entering door.

In the Trial Tenkukai, enemies are re-spawning.
You can trace back to some areas and enjoy a reunion with some monkeys
if you would like to.

Ride the floating platform up and join another fight with a group of monkeys.

In front, there is *Essence x1* on the second grey floating platform.
Do not stand too long on it, it will drop.

Across the grey floating platforms you can use the Save/Retreat option.
If you happen to fall down from the Grey platform to the lower ground
you will have to fight those fireflies.
As usual, destroy the nest. Confirm on the Blue Seal to start again from
the beginning of that particular area.

Now pay attention to the moving platform on the left and right side of the
grey platform.
Ride the moving platform to the right to get #Water Serpent Sword#
and to the left to get =1000Gold=.

Back on track, at the end choose to confirm on the Blue Seal.

Normal Mode                  :
Yoshitsune's Experience Level: Level 25
Yoshitsune's Defense Level   : Level 12
Difficult Mode               :
Yoshitsune's Experience Level: Level  1 - Default Level
Yoshitsune's Defense Level   : Level 31   (Essence x90)
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Trial of Tenkukai's Boss: Yatagarasu
Difficulty : Easy to Medium Easy
Item       : None
Key Items  : ^Feather of Yatagarasu^, ^Yatagarasu's Amahagane^.
Money      : ? (N + C)
Conditions : Full Kamui Gauge (A compulsory for Difficult Mode).

Tips       : You might want to full your Kamui Bar (3 bars) before starting
             the battle to make you easier on achieving 3 hits combo and
             a -Master- Sword Skill Rating.
             Perform your Kamui session one after another

             Whatever your equipment does not really matter, really.
             It is a very quick battle with 3 hits Kamui Combo.
             The [] timing will be shown when he almost! hit you
             during the dive attack.

             The quick battle takes only about a minute :)
             Just practice a few times to get the timing right.

             Usually, your Kamui does not even starting to work when he is
             not in the -proper- position.
             The best position is when he is directly facing you the very
             first time and continue your Kamui for 3 times in a row.

Kamui Flash:1)When he dives from the sky, wait until he is very close to you
              and the [] sign will appear.

Normal Mode       :
Weapon equipped   : Unsigned Sword (any weapon)
Accessory equipped: Charm of Healing (any accessory)
Difficult Mode    :
Weapon equipped   : Jeweled Sword (any weapon)
Accessory equipped: Charm of Healing (any accessory)

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Continue  Mode: He is the same Yatagarasu as in the Normal Mode.
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Difficult Mode: Perform Kamui for five times in a row to defeat him.
                Although you can do some slashes when he is on the ground.
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End of Tenkukai Trial.

Pick up #Jeweled Sword of Gold# from the small item box and press confirmation
on the Blue Seal to get back to Konjikido.

=====================
=*Hiraizumi Mansion*=
=====================----------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : None.
Continue  Mode: None.
Difficult Mode: Absolutely no item.
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You will be transferred to the Hiraizumi Mansion and once again Lady Shizuka
will perform Yosegane to increase the amount of your Kamui Bar.
Now you are in possession of 4(four) Kamui Bars.

Talk to the people to get new info.

Otohiko is still guarding the river side area down the bridge.
You will also meet the patrol man and now he remembers where he saw the
strange light the other day. The tree in the yard of the Hiraizumi Mansion
glow for a moment. I guess it refers to the Essence you picked up at the
Hiraizumi Mansion at the beginning of chapter 2.

No new items from the shopping complex, however,
you will find new Special Orders (No Shield, The Crimson Sword - Normal Mode)
at the Stubborn Blacksmith.

Go get the Crimson Sword if you have not purchased it to complete the
Weapon List.

Switch player to Benkei.

Go back to the training ground at the Konjikido.

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=*Konjikido*=
=============================================
=*Trial of Tenkukai - revisit 1 with Benkei*=
=============================================----------------------------------
Normal Mode   :
=Item Found   :
 -500Gold, Miracle Pill x1, Charm of Anger, Moon Shaped Cross Spear.
Continue  Mode: The same as in Normal Mode, but there is no Miracle Pill x1.
Difficult Mode:
=Add. Essence :
 -Essence x6  +S5.10+ A group of small monkeys before the Stone Monument.
 -Essence x10 +S5.11+ A group of monkeys on the floating platform after the
                     Stone Monument.
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Now Benkei can transfer himself into the Trial of Tenkukai.

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Difficult Mode: +S5.10+
                Jump from platform to another platform until you reach a larger
                ground just before the Stone Monument.
                Fight the small monkeys here and you can collect Add. Essence

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Remember the stone monument with mysterious carving? (B10)
-Edir Eht Gnitaolf Enots Htiw Iekneb- In other words
-Benkei with stone floating the ride- (B10)

Go there and take a ride on the floating platform.

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Difficult Mode: +S5.11+
                There are Add. Essence from the monkeys guarding the floating
                platform.
                Yes, you can keep coming back between +S5.8+ and +S5.9+ and
                they are just in the neighbourhood area.
                You might want to beat down the small monkeys first instead of
                the big one because the big one will call for more backups and
                one of the backups might carry the Essence you are looking for.
                This way, you will also save some travel time, or not.
                It might become a little difficult to handle the situation with
                the big monkey still playing in the field and getting stronger
                and stronger.
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Wait, it is not floating, it is falling down because the weight of Benkei?

Fight the monkeys and open the green box to receive =500Gold=.
Move forward, fight some monkeys and open the Green Box for
=Miracle Pill x1=
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Continue Mode: The box for Miracle Pill is empty.
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There are intersections:
Intersection 1: -Up-
-Go up to get #Charm of Anger#.
Now continue to the right area and fight armored enemies and fireflies.

Here you reach to intersection 2: -Down, Up-
-Go down, fight armored and open the box to get #Moon Shaped Cross Spear#
(weapon for Benkei).
-Go back to intersection 2 and walk up to ride the floating platform.

You are now in the Mid Boss area. Fight the monkeys.
From here on, it is pretty much the same journey as Yoshitsune.

Continue on to the Boss area and then exit through the Blue Seal confirmation,

It is time for Benkei to get ready for the real challenge.

=============
=*Konjikido*=
======================================
=*Trial of Chisinkai (Earthly Realm)*=
======================================-----------------------------------------
Normal Mode:
=Item Found:
 -Essence x7, Miracle Pill x1, Bead of Lightning,
  Talisman of Resurrection x1, Ceremonial Club x1, Tengu Herb x2,
  Mighty Sickled Spear, Talisman of Protection x1,
  =50Gold=, =1000Gold=, =200Gold=, =10Gold=, =1000Gold=, =100Gold=, =100Gold=,
  =200Gold=.
=Key Item :
 -Piece of Divine Stone x4, Iwayashiro's Amahagane, Ornamental Club.
Continue  Mode: The same as in Normal Mode.
Difficult Mode:
=Essence Found:
 -Essence x7.
=Add. Essence :
 -Essence x2.+S5.12+ Area 1, Intersection 1, Right path, defeat Statue Soldiers
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Benkei

Go to the right Blue Seal and press Circle to start the trial.

In this trial of Chisinkai you need to explore from one tunnel connected to
another tunnel, fight Statue Soldiers and Devil Wolf,
defeat Mid Boss and finally the Boss.

The enemies here will not re-spawn (even if you decide to go back to the
Hiraizumi Mansion), except once Yoshitsune and Benkei have completed the
final trial for both of them.

Area 1:
First screen, fight 2(two) Statue Soldiers.

Intersection 1: -Right and Left-
-To the right, fight 3(three) Statue Soldiers and get =Miracle Pill x1=
 from the inside jar.
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Difficult Mode: +S5.12+
                Get Additional Essence from the Statue Soldier.
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-Go back to Intersection 1 and go to the left, fight 3(three) Beast Wolf.

Here you reach intersection 2: -Left and Right-
-Take the left path. Fight 4(four) Beast Wolf.
 Open the box to get #Bead of Lightning#
 and *Essence x1* on the upper-right corner.
-Go back to Intersection 2, take the right path,
 and fight 4 Statue Soldiers + 4 Beast Wolf.

Here you reach intersection 3: -Left and Right-
-Take the left path. Fight 2 Statue Soldiers and fireflies + 1 nest.
 Get *Essence x1* from the upper part of the left side area. Hit to get it.
 There are two item boxes on the top that you cannot reach as for now.
 (you need to use Yoshitsune once Benkei has finished this trial (Y03).)
-Go back to intersection 3 and take the right path.
 Save/Retreat Point and the Blue Seal confirmation.

Difficult Mode:
Benkei
Benkei's Health Level : Level 1 (default)
Benkei's Attack Level : Level 1
Benkei's Defense Level: Level 1
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Mid Boss   : Statue of God
Difficulty : Easy - Medium easy
Key Item   : None
Item       : =Talisman of Resurrection= x1
Money      : ? (N + C)
Conditions: Full Kamui Gauge (A compulsory for Difficult Mode).

Tips: You might want to full your Kamui Bar (3 bars) before starting
      the battle to make you easier on achieving 3 hits Kamui combo and
      a -Master- Sword Skill Ranking.
      Perform Kamui session one after another.

      Do not get too far from him, otherwise your Kamui will be wasted as
      the [] sign will not show up on the screen.

      Whatever your equipment does not really matter, really.
      It is a very quick (quickest so far) battle with 3 hits Kamui Combo.
      If you want to get 4 hits combo: Use Kamui then hit [] for Kamui +
      [] for Counterattack (always work) + [] for Kamui + [] for Kamui.

      The battle takes only about half a minute :)
      Just practice a few times to get the timing right.

      He has the ability to replenish his health bar until
      you kick his ass to drop his health down to the green health bar.

      He is fast even after your first success Kamui, he will swing his sword
      to cancel your second time Kamui. Remember to deliver the second Kamui
      (a.s.a.p.)right after the first to avoid his quick attack then
      followed by the third Kamui to complete the combo hits.
      Of course you can always Counterattack his move and that way you will
      enjoy a 4 hits combo

Note: When he jumps and bam! into the ground, you need to jump free yourself
      or block the flames (as long as it is not a direct hit with the sword)
      in order to avoid any damage.

      Sometimes, his flames attack will cause you to burn in flame.

      Another big attack is his double circle flame burst attack.
      watch out for this! You can block this attack if you are standing
      far enough or if you are not in a direct hit.
      If not you will be the victim of his flame sword and get burnt.

Kamui Flash:1)He will crouch on the ground for a second, wait another two
              seconds and he will attack your lower body.
              The moment he shows a movement on his right arm to swing the
              sword to the other side and then swing it again the second time,
              but half way to hit you, that is your Kamui Flash.

Normal Mode:
Weapon equipped   : Moon Shaped Cross Spear (any weapon)
Accessory equipped: Charm of Healing (any accessory)

Difficult Mode:
Weapon equipped   : Iron Crusher (advisable to bring the Statue of God down
                    a LOT MORE EASIER to the ground)
Accessory equipped: Charm of Force (advisable to bring more damage to him)
Result: 24 hits including 3 Kamui sessions to defeat him.
        It takes about 1(one) minute to defeat him.
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Continue  Mode: After the first Kamui hits him, he is not going to attack you,
                instead, he is just standing there waiting to get more hit.
                Perform your second Kamui to accumulate the Combo counting.
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Difficult Mode: You can make the Statue of God to get on his knees before you.
                Slowly get a combo hits into him. Hit him one by one then block
                his attack.
                Walk around him to evade his direct hit and eventually he will
                drop on the ground letting you to make a big hit damage combo.
                It is strongly advisable to use the Iron Crusher (Club)
                because it will be a lot more easier to bring him down!.
                Repeat.
                It is a good idea to waste your Kamui on him and then combo him
                with Iron Crusher. Once you have replenished the Kamui bar,
                you are back to hit him big score in the Kamui session.
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Hit once on the left waterfall to get *Essence x1* then hit on the
right waterfall to get *Essence x1*.

Go back to the right path of intersection 3 to make a save if you need to.

Move on to the next area.

Area 2:

Intersection 1: -Left, Right, and Middle-
Fight 2 Statue Lion.
-Take the left path (destroy the rock). Beat fireflies and 2 Statue Lion.
 Smash the pillar to open a way. Pick up #Ceremonial Club x1# from the box.
-Go back to intersection 1, take the right path.
 Pick up =Tengu Herb x1= from the jar.
-Go back to intersection 1, take the middle path.

Here you reach intersection 2,
Intersection 2: -Right, Middle and Left-
Fight 2 Beast Wolf + 1 Statue Lion.
-Take the right path. Fight 4 Statue Soldier and pick up #Mighty Sickled Spear#
-Go back to intersection 2, take the Middle path. No enemies.
 At the front center area, hit one time to reveal *Essence x1*,
 a bit lower to the left there is another *Essence x1*,
 a little bit lower to the right, there is one more *Essence x1*.
 (or else at the center use Triangle attack once to reveal 3 of them at once)
-Go back to intersection 2, take the left path.

Here you reach intersection 3: -Left, Right and Middle-
Fight 2 Beast Wolf + 2 Statue Lion, then 2 Beast Wolf + 1 Statue Lion.
-Take the left path (destroy the rock).
 Smash the pillar to open a way. Fight fireflies and 2 Statue Soldier.
 Pick up =Tengu Herb x1= and =Talisman of Protection x1= from the jars.
-Go back to intersection 3, take the right path.
 Fight 5 Statue Soldier and pick up gold from the left to the right;
 =50Gold=, =1000Gold=, =200Gold=, =10Gold=, =1000Gold=, =100Gold=, =100Gold=,
 =200Gold=.
-Go back to intersection 3, take the Middle path.
 There is Save/Retreat Point and a Blue Seal confirmation.

You can always get back to the Hiraizumi Mansion to get replenish.

Benkei
Difficult Mode        :
Benkei's Health Level : Level 1 (default)
Benkei's Attack Level : Level 1
Benkei's Defense Level: Level 1
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Trial of Chisinkai's Boss: Iwayashiro
Difficulty : Easy - Medium Easy
Item       : None.
Key Items  : ^Piece of Divine Stone^ x4, ^Iwayashiro's Amahagane^,
             ^Ornamental Club^.
Money      : ? (N + C)
Conditions : Full Kamui Gauge (Not a compulsory).

Tips       : Destroy 4 (four) flying rock pillars.
             Concentrate on the two pillars in front of you.
             Smash each of them with 4 hits [] attack then quickly position
             yourself in between enabling your Triangle attack to finish both
             of them at the same time.

             The other two pillars will drop from the above.
             Evade to a nearby place and you will be all right.
             (you can hit them with Triangle attack right now)
             Now, it is your time to attack them. Smash 4 hits with [] attack
             to each of them. And finally the Triangle attack to each of them.

             If you are a bit slow , you will be served with electric charges
             and laser beams by Divine Stone from the above and a three-way-
             circling-horizontal laser.
             Or else the pillars will be circling around and hit you
             with its electric charges.

             After destroying the 4 pillars, the core will fly down and 4(four)
             Divine Stones will be rotating around the core.
             Stand very close to the core, quickly sending a 2 or 3 hits direct
             [] attack to the core and instantly use Kamui.

             During the Kamui, each of the Divine Stones will perform attack.
             Every time you hit the [] button, your sword will hit the Divine
             Stone (giving you each of the Pieces of Divine Stone) and hit
             the core as well.
             It is a 4 hits Kamui combo (reducing 2/3 of its health).
             You may need to readjust your position on the 3rd/4th strike
             or use Double Kamui to give you advantage on movement and timing.

             There are still a little bit of health, use [] 4 hits combo and
             continue hitting.

             Once you succeeded then you will finish the job in ONE TURN only,
             Result: 20 hits combo/more and Invincible Sword Skill ranking.

             If you are a bit slow,
             After sometimes, the core will fly back to the above.
             If you perform unsuccessful Kamui, the 4 flying pillars will be
             return in a faster process.
             From there, everything will start all over from the beginning.

Note       : Do not worry about the Pieces of Divine Stone x4.
             Even if you do not have time to pick it up during the battle,
             it will automatically be added to your Key Item Menu.
             4 hits Kamui combo equals to about 2/3 health bar of the enemy.

Kamui Flash:1)This is a Kamui Flash for the Divine Stone.
              The Divine Stone will make its route around you and finally
              hit you from behind or your sides. Just wait for it to be close
              to you and hit the [] button.

Normal Mode       :
Weapon equipped   : Moon shaped Cross Spear (any weapon)
Accessory equipped: Bead of Lighting - advisable
                    (to reduce paralyzed effect by the thunder)

Difficult Mode    :
Weapon equipped   : Serpent Pike (Advisable for the speed and range)
Accessory equipped: Charm of Healing (any accessory)

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Continue  Mode: He is the same Yatagarasu as in the Normal Mode.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Difficult Mode: Well, it is surely tougher than usual and considering the
                level status.
                You can follow every rules written above, it is still
                applicable to the strategy wise.
                Anyway, I found out that it is better to equip a fauchard
                (Serpent Pike) for the better range you can get and the speed.

                Notice that after sometimes the pillars will crush on you from
                the above. Just keep going on to avoid and use Triangle attack
                two times. Once the pillars broke down at this moment,
                it will give you more space on the inside to damage the core.

                The other way around is to smash the pillar from the
                inside/left/right causing the pillars to broke down to the
                other side/outer side and give you more space in the inner
                circle. Use Triangle attack (well, not 100% accurate).

                When the electricity attack, just block.
                When the pillars moving around with electricity, you can just
                block or stand at the inner circle to the left/right of the
                core, unnoticeable.
                The other free standing (and block) spot is at the outer circle
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Next, hit twice to the core, perform Kamui.
Hack and slash to the core and I hope you can finish it in one turn
(Benkei needs to upgrade his attack level a LOT).

With current status, Benkei will finish his job in two turns.
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End of Chisinkai Trial

Pick up #Ornamental Club# from the small item box and press confirmation
on the Blue Seal to get back to Konjikido.

=====================
=*Hiraizumi Mansion*=
=====================----------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode: You are able to purchase items/weapons.
=Item Found   : None.
Continue  Mode: You are able to purchase items/weapons.
Difficult Mode: There are nothing to purchase.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

You will be transferred to the Hiraizumi Mansion by default.
Lady Shizuka is waiting for you with the Save option.
And she will perform Yosegane for the fourth Kamui bar for Benkei.
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Difficult Mode:
Remember the True 100 Kills Challenge?
This is a good time to complete it if you have not.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Switch player to Yoshitsune for faster move and to get more items.

Hey, how come Princess Minazuru and Otohiko is appearing at the
Hiraizumi Mansion and at the river side at the same time?
Perhaps there is a secret tunnel? Nope.

Normal Mode             :
Yoshitsune Defense level: level 15 (Essence x43)
Difficult Mode          :
Yoshitsune Defense level: level 40 (Essence x117)

You have to go back to the Shukenten to complete the final Trial.
But before that please visit the shops and buy everything you need
and check out for new equipment/Special Orders
(Heaven's Chain and Ogre's Iron Club) and some news from the villagers.

Smooth Street Salesman:
Buy:
-Kurama Herb                   160Gold
-Tengu Herb                    300Gold
-Miracle Pill                  600Gold
-Talisman of Protection        300Gold
-Talisman of Resurrection     5000Gold
-Charm of Force               1500Gold
-Charm of Protection          1500Gold
-Stone of Samurai              500Gold
-Charm of Flames               900Gold
-Charm of Ice                  900Gold
-Charm of Lightning            900Gold
-Charm of Poison               900Gold
-(Stone of Strength            300Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Stone of Protection          300Gold - deleted from the list)

Stubborn Blacksmith:
Buy:
-(Iron Sword                   300Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Celebrated Iron Sword        400Gold - deleted from the list)
-Steel Sword                   800Gold
-Celebrated Steel Sword       1000Gold
-Jeweled Sword                1400Gold
-(Hexagonal Club               450Gold - deleted from the list)
-Grand Hexagonal Club          900Gold
-Steel Crushing Maul          1200Gold
-Iron Crusher                 1500Gold
-Steel Spear                   750Gold
-Mighty Steel Spear           1100Gold
-Sickled Spear                1350Gold
-Thin Metal                    250Gold
-Red Leather                   430Gold
-Moon Shadow                  1100Gold new
-Blue Threat                   390Gold
-Little Cherry Blossom         950Gold
-Black Purity                 1600Gold new

After settling up everything, head back to Shukenten.

=================================================
=*Trial of Chisinkai: Revisit 1 with Yoshitsune*=
=================================================------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   :
 -Tathagata Pill x1, Charm of Tyranny.
Continue  Mode: The same as Normal Mode.
Difficult Mode:
=Add. Essence :
 -Essence x2. +S5.12+ Area 1, intersection 1, Right path,
                      defeat Statue Soldiers once Benkei has completed
                      the Trial of Chisinkai,
                      during revisit 1 with Yoshitsune.
 -Essence x2. +S5.13+ Area 1, intersection 3, get Additional Essence x2
                      from the first group of Beast Wolf.
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Remember those 2(two) item boxes which could not been reached by Benkei.
Where is it? (Y03)
From the first screen, there are intersections:
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Difficult Mode:
Funny Thing 1:
(Normal, Continue and Difficult Mode)
                At the intersection 1, there is one strange thing when fighting
                those 2 Statue Soldiers. When performing a Kamui on them,
                the other one goes down on its knee to the ground and
                sacrifice himself giving the soul to its partner.
                When I load the save data to prove it, nothing happens?.
                Well, I experienced it again at the place of the Statue of God.
                I guess it is a kind of harakiri to give their soul to the
                chosen one to carry on their spirit and purpose to defeat the
                enemy (Yoshitsune and Benkei).
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Intersection 1, take the left turn,
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Difficult Mode: +S5.12+
                Area 1, intersection 1, Right path, defeat Statue Soldiers once
                Benkei has completed the Trial of Chisinkai, during revisit 1
                with Yoshitsune.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
intersection 2, take the right path,
intersection 3, take the left path.

Double jump (Jump and press X one more time) to get to the upper ground.
Pick up =Tathagata Pill x1= from the left box and
#Charm of Tyranny# from the box on the right. (Attack +40, Defense -40)

You might want to have some fun clearing out the enemies in the Earthly Trial.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Difficult Mode: +S5.13+
                Area 1, intersection 3, get Additional Essence x2 from the
                first group of Beast Wolf.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The 3 Statue Soldiers at the place of the Mid Boss; the God of Statue are
keep re-spawning.


Or else please use the Save/Retreat option on the next door to the right.

Difficult Mode:
=============================================
=*Trial of Chisinkai: Revisit 2 with Benkei*=
=============================================----------------------------------
Difficult Mode:
=Add. Essence : None.
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Revisiting is not complete with Benkei.
Clear those rock blocking the way at the area 2:
-Intersection 1, left and
-Intersection 3, left.

The 3 Statue Soldiers at the place of the Mid Boss; the God of Statue are
keep re-spawning.

Are we suppose to get something?
Nope, not this time.

Once everything settled up, head on to the Final Light Path.

Or else, you might want to increase the amount of your Essence collection.

Difficult Mode:
=================================================
=*Trial of Tenkukai - revisit 2 with Yoshitsune*=
=================================================------------------------------
Difficult Mode:
=Additional Essence:
 -Essence x4 +S5.10+ A group of small monkeys before the Stone Monument.
 -Essence x2 +S5.11+ A group of monkeys on the floating platform after the
                     Stone Monument.
 -Essence x2 +S5.14+ A group of monkeys at the place of the Mid Boss;
                     the Four Handed Swords.
 -Essence x6 +S5.15+ A group of monkeys before the grey floating platforms
                     leading to the place of the Boss.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Dificult Mode: +S5.14+
               Go back to the place of Four Handed Sword(Mid Boss).
               Fight the monkeys here to get Add. Essence.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Dificult Mode: +S5.15+
               Go back to the place before Iwayashiro (Boss).
               Fight the monkeys on the ground before you reach the grey
               floating platforms to get Add. Essence.
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Allright, everything is up to your satisfaction.

=============
=*Konjikido*=
===============================
=*Final Trial: The Light Path*=
===============================------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : Sword of Light, Club of the Gods.
Continue  Mode: The same as in Normal Mode.
Difficult Mode: None.
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Yoshitsune
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Final Trial 1: Yoshitsune's Shadow
Difficulty : Easy - Medium Easy
Item       : #Sword of Light# (weapon for Yoshitsune. Attack: 50)
Key Items  : None
Money      : ? (N + C)
Conditions : Full Kamui Gauge (Not a compulsory).

Tips       : On the third Kamui, you may need to use a Double Kamui on him
             since his second hit is pretty fast.

Note       : If you stand still, the Shukenten will give you some clues to
             release your Kamui.
             Your Kamui Gauge is replenishing very quick as soon as you use it

             First, he will show 2(two) different single Kamui styles and the
             third one (the last one) is a 2 hits combo style.
             He will disappear and show up again with the next style
             (for the total of 2 styles) every time you hit him with a Kamui.

             You need to release a continuous 3(three) successful Kamui on him
             to win the final trial and to get the 4 hits combo and a
             -Sword Master- Sword Skill Ranking.

Kamui Flash:1)He runs toward you, half the way, he is sliding to you and
              prepare his attack, press [] when he releases the attack.
            2)He runs and do double jump towards you.
              While getting down, he will attack you.
              Once he attacked, that is your Kamui Flash to press [] button
            3)He runs toward you, just like the first Kamui, the Kamui Flash is
              at the same timing, but wait, there is a second hit.
              He will roll back and then move quickly towards to hit you.
              That is your second Kamui Flash.

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Continue  Mode: It is the same trial as in the normal.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Difficult Mode: It is the same trial as in the normal and Continue Mode.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Weapon equipped: Unsigned Sword (any weapon)
Accessory equipped: Charm of Healing (any accessory)
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Benkei
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Final Trial 2: Benkei's Shadow
Difficulty : Easy - Medium Easy
Item       : #Iron Club of the Gods# (weapon for Benkei. Attack: 77)
Key Item   : None
Money      : 700Gold (N + C?)
Conditions : Full Kamui Gauge (Not a compulsory).

Tips       : On the second Kamui, you may want to use a Double Kamui on the
             shadow since his move is the most tricky.

             On the third Kamui, you may need to use a Double Kamui on him
             since his move is a little bit tricky.

Note       : When you stand still, the Shukenten will give you some clues to
             release your Kamui.

             Your Kamui Gauge will replenish very quick as soon as you use it.

             He has 3(three) different single Kamui styles and the second one
             is the most tricky.

             He will disappear and show up again with the next style
             (for the total of 2 styles) every time you hit him with a Kamui.
             Except that, you are running around during a Kamui, then his style
             might change a bit based on your current position.

             For Benkei, If you execute your hit (during Kamui) close to him
             then his weapon will cling to each other for a short moment before
             smashing the shadow.

             You need to release a continuous 3(three) successful Kamui on him
             to win the final trial and to get the 3 hits combo and a
            -Master- Sword Skill Ranking.

Kamui Flash:1)He runs toward you, half the way, he attacks you
              (either stabbing or slashing).
              That is your first Kamui Flash.
            2)He runs and do double jump towards you.
              While getting down, he will attack you.
              Once he attacked, that is your Kamui Flash to press [] button
            3)He runs toward you, half the way, he charge up.
              Once released the attack, that is your Kamui Flash.

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Continue  Mode: It is the same as in Normal Mode.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Difficult Mode: It is the same as in Normal and Continue Mode.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Weapon equipped: Water Serpent Sword (any weapon)
Accessory equipped: Charm of Healing (any accessory)
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End of the Final Trial

Both of them received a special weapon from the Shukenten and your Kamui aura
will be in Gold instead of Blue.
Your Kamui gauge will replenish faster than ever especially when hitting
the enemies.

Remember how to get the highest scores with the help of the fireflies? (L1)

=============
=*Konjikido*=
=============------------------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : None.
Continue  Mode: No item.
Difficult Mode: Absolutely no item.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Back to Konjikido.

Before you fight with Kagekiyo to end Chapter 2,
you might want to Save your progress.
Go back to the Save/Retreat Point at the Chisinkai Trial, intersection 3,
right path. (No re-spawn of enemies there)

Go back to Konjikido by using the Retreat option at the same place.

When you get outside of the Konjikido Temple, there will be a cut scene of
Kichiji and Kagekiyo.

Cut scene.

You can choose between Yoshitsune and Benkei.

Yoshitsune
Normal Mode                  :
Yoshitsune's Experience Level: Level 28
Yoshitsune's Defense Level   : Level 15
Difficult Mode               :
Yoshitsune's Experience Level: Level  1 Default Level
Yoshitsune's Defense Level   : Level 45
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Boss Chapter 2: Kagekiyo
Difficulty : Medium Easy
Item       : None
Key Items  : None
Money      : =700Gold= (N + C?)
Conditions : Full Kamui Gauge (Not a compulsory).

Tips       : Nothing much. Kagekiyo is fast, but with 4 Kamui gauges,
             you really have something to get him kneel down on you.

             From the beginning, take your position (lower screen) and use
             a Kamui on Kagekiyo. He will then perform a 3 hits combo.
             You may want to use a Double Kamui for his 3rd attack.

             This is a 1(one) minute quick battle.

             You need to use three times a Kamui in a row on him for the
             total of 6 hits Kamui combo (when using the Sword of Light) and
             8 hit Kamui Combo (when using the Unsigned Sword).
             (Let me guess, the Kamui combo will be less one hit if the attack
             status is lower by 30 points, of course you need to make a hit on
             the same enemy to be fair).

             All right, it is better not to destroy those sturdy lanterns
             because sometimes Kagekiyo will jump on it to release his 3rd
             attack which means his 3rd attack will be a jump combo
             -much easier to counterattack/Kamui Combo-.

Note       : You cannot destroy the sturdy lanterns since you do not have the
             ability to charge attack. However, you can ask Kagekiyo to help
             you destroying it. It is not necessary though.

             His move is fast and the attacks are now more destructive.
             He will also try to poison you.
             Yes, you can block his poisonous tri-wave and the skulls.

             It is not easy to get a multiple Counterattack now since Kagekiyo
             does not do the -yelling attack- as often as he did in Chapter one
             However, once he does that yelling move, there is a chance you are
             able to perform a continuous Counterattacks.

             If one of his attack during a Kamui session is block by the sturdy
             lantern, then the [] sign will not appear on the screen, instead,
             Kagekiyo will destroy the sturdy lantern.

Kamui Flash:1)He will swing the spear in full circle, slide towards you and
              yelling when he releases the attack.
              You will definitely see his arm swinging the spear.
              Once he does that,quickly press your Kamui Flash on the [] button
            2)He will jump toward you and when getting down he will release one
              attack. The moment he starts the attack until half the way,
              that is your Kamui Flash.
            3)He will sneak behind you, in a quick moment he will quickly slide
              toward you. The moment he almost reaches to you
              (That is your moment of Kamui Flash),
              he will move very quickly to slash you.
          (3+)If the 3rd attack from Kagekiyo is a jump attack from above the
              sturdy lantern, and you do not get hit, Kagekiyo will continue to
              his next attack on the ground.

Weapon equipped: Unsigned Sword (any weapon)
Accessory equipped: Charm of Healing (any accessory)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Continue  Mode: He is the same Kagekiyo with a little bit tougher.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Difficult Mode: He is the same Kagekiyo with a little bit tougher.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Benkei
Normal Mode              :
Benkei;s Experience Level: Level 28
Benkei's Defense Level   : Level  1
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Boss Chapter 2: Kagekiyo
Difficulty : Medium Easy
Item       : None
Key Item   : None
Money      : =700Gold= (N + C?)
Conditions : Full Kamui Gauge (Not a compulsory).

Tips       : Nothing much. Kagekiyo is fast, but with 4 Kamui gauges,
             you really have something to get him kneel down on you.

             Everything else is pretty much the same as with Yoshitsune.

             Well, the Hold R1 + X + direction always been useful to kick ass.
             Even when his attack hits you,your attack will continue to hit him

Note       : You cannot destroy the sturdy lanterns since you do not have the
             ability to charge attack. However, you can ask Kagekiyo to hel
             you destroying it. It is not necessary though.

             His move is fast and the attacks are now more destructive.
             He will also try to poison you.
             Yes, you can block his poisonous tri-wave and the skulls.

             It is not easy to get a multiple Counterattack now since Kagekiyo
             does not do the -yelling attack- as often as he did in Chapter one
             However, once he does that yelling move, there is a chance you are
             able to perform a continuous Counterattacks.

             If one of his attack during a Kamui session is block by the sturdy
             lantern, then the [] sign will not appear on the screen, instead,
             Kagekiyo will destroy the sturdy lantern.

Kamui Flash:1)He will swing the spear in full circle, slide towards you and
              yelling when he releases the attack.
              You will definitely see his arm swinging the spear.
              Once he does that,quickly press your Kamui Flash on the [] button
            2)He will jump toward you and when getting down he will release one
              attack. The moment he starts the attack until half the way,
              that is your Kamui Flash.
            3)He will sneak behind you, in a quick moment he will quickly slide
              toward you. The moment he almost reaches to you
              (That is your moment of Kamui Flash),
              he will move very quickly to slash you.
          (3+)If the 3rd attack from Kagekiyo is a jump attack from above the
              sturdy lantern, and you do not get hit, Kagekiyo will continue to
              his next attack on the ground.

Weapon equipped: Iron Club of the Gods (any weapon)
Accessory equipped: Charm of Healing (any accessory)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Continue  Mode: He is the same Kagekiyo with a little bit tougher.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Difficult Mode: He is the same Kagekiyo with a little bit tougher.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Cut scenes.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
End of Chapter 2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Normal Mode:

Yoshitsune's Experience Level: Level 28
Yoshitsune's Health Level    :  1
Yoshitsune's Attack Level    :  1
Yoshitsune's Defense Level   : 15

Benkei's Experience Level    : Level 28
Benkei's Health Level        :  1
Benkei's Attack Level        :  1
Benkei's Defense Level       :  1

Yoshitsune's Health          : 755
Yoshitsune's Attack          : 134(pure)
Yoshitsune's Defense         : 163(pure)

Benkei's Experience level    : Level 25
Benkei's Health              : 888
Benkei's Attack              : 160(pure)
Benkei's Defense             : 105(pure)

Money on Hand                : 150926Gold
Healing Item used so far     : NONE
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Continue Mode:

Yoshitsune's Experience Level: Level
Yoshitsune's Health Level    :  1
Yoshitsune's Attack Level    :  1
Yoshitsune's Defense Level   : 48

Benkei's Experience Level    : Level
Benkei's Health Level        :  1
Benkei's Attack Level        :  1
Benkei's Defense Level       :  1

Yoshitsune's Health          : 755
Yoshitsune's Attack          : 134(pure)
Yoshitsune's Defense         : 163(pure)

Benkei's Health              : 888
Benkei's Attack              : 160(pure)
Benkei's Defense             : 105(pure)

Money on Hand                : 150926Gold
Healing Item used so far     : NONE
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Difficult Mode:

Yoshitsune's Experience Level: Level  1 (by default)
Yoshitsune's Health Level    :  1
Yoshitsune's Attack Level    :  1
Yoshitsune's Defense Level   :  45

Benkei's Experience Level    : Level  1 (by default)
Benkei's Health Level        :  1
Benkei's Attack Level        :  1
Benkei's Defense Level       :  1

Yoshitsune's Health          : 200
Yoshitsune's Attack          : 15(pure)
Yoshitsune's Defense         : 230(pure)

Benkei's Experience level    : Level  1
Benkei's Health              : 300
Benkei's Attack              : 30(Pure)
Benkei's Defense             : 20(Pure)

Money on Hand                : 0Gold
Healing Item used so far     : NONE

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End of Chapter 2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Normal and Continue Mode:
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Essence of Amahagane collected - Chapter 1 – Normal Mode        : 28pcs
Additional Essence                   - Chapter 1 – Normal Mode        :  0pcs
Total Essence of Amahagane collected - Chapter 2 – Normal Mode        : 13pcs
-Hiraizumi Mansion:                 2pcs
-Trial of Tenkukai:                 4pcs
-Trial of Chisinkai:                7pcs = 13pcs
Additional Essence                   - Chapter 2 – Normal Mode        :  0pc
===============================================================================
Total Essence of Amahagane collected - Chapter 2 – Normal Mode        : 41pcs
===============================================================================
Total Essence of Amahagane collected - End of      Normal Mode        : 73pcs
===============================================================================
Total Essence of Amahagane collected - Chapter 1 - Continue Mode      : 28pcs
Additional Essence                   - Chapter 1 – Continue Mode      :  0pcs
Total Essence of Amahagane collected - Chapter 2 - Continue Mode      : 13pcs
Additional Essence                   - Chapter 2 – Continue Mode      :  0pcs
===============================================================================
Total Essence of Amahagane collected - Chapter 2 - 1st Continue Mode  :114pcs
===============================================================================

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End of Chapter 2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Difficult Mode:
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Total Essence of Amahagane collected - Chapter 1 - Difficult Mode     : 20pcs
Additional Essence                   - Chapter 1 – Difficult Mode     : 61pcs
Total Essence of Amahagane collected - Chapter 2 - Difficult Mode     : 12pcs
Additional Essence                   - Chapter 2 – Difficult Mode     : 40pcs
-Hiraizumi Mansion                    1pc
-Trial of Tenkukai                    4pcs
-Trial of Chisinkai                   7pcs = 12pcs
Notes:
-Minus Essence x1 at the Hiraizumi Mansion
 (item box on the right side of the Lady Shizuka's mansion)

Additional Essence in Chapter 2:
 S5.9 :                               4pcs
 S5.10:                               6pcs
 S5.11:                              10pcs
 S5.12:                               2pcs
 S5.12  revisit C 1 with Yoshitsune:  2pcs
 S5.13:                               2pcs
 S5.10  revisit T 2 with Yoshitsune:  4pcs
 S5.11  revisit T 2 with Yoshitsune:  2pcs
 S5.14:                               2pcs
 S5.15:                               6pcs = 40pcs
===============================================================================
Total Essence of Amahagane collected - Chapter 2 - 1st Difficult Mode :133pcs
===============================================================================
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                                CHAPTER THREE
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                           DEVIL CITY HEIAN KYOTO
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Cut scenes.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Difficult Mode:
No Health Items (except the default one, health replenish when you defeat
an enemy and a secret health item from Raiju), no new weapons,
no new accessory, No money, No New Armors,
BUT YOU WILL GET Essence and additional essence (S5)
You cannot buy items/accessories and weapon/armors.
However, in the True 100 Kills Challenge, you will be rewarded with
weapons from Special Order, Health items, Armors, etc according to the number
of enemies slain (and not getting hit!).
Other than that, you will get less replenish on the Kamui bar when you
defeat an enemy.

====================
=*Dosojin's Shrine*=
====================-----------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode: There are new items to purchase.
=Item Found   : Tathagata Pill x1.
Continue  Mode: The same as in Normal Mode, you are able to purchase new items
Difficult Mode: No item and there is nothing to purchase.
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Yoshitsune

Remember once in Chapter 1 when you talk to Cheerful Woman she said
“There’s a legend that a god lived in the -cave behind the shrine-”
Now here you are.

You can buy items and weapons here.
The highest quantity of each item is 15pcs.

Smooth Street Salesman:
Buy:
-Kurama Herb                   160Gold
-Tengu Herb                    300Gold
-Miracle Pill                  600Gold
-Talisman of Protection        300Gold
-Talisman of Resurrection     5000Gold
-Charm of Force               1500Gold
-Gem of the War God           2500Gold new
-Charm of Protection          1500Gold
-Gem of Protection            2500Gold new
-(Stone of Samurai             500Gold - deleted from the list)
-Charm of Flames               900Gold
-Charm of Ice                  900Gold
-Charm of Lightning            900Gold
-Charm of Poison               900Gold
-(Stone of Strength            300Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Stone of Protection          300Gold - deleted from the list)

Stubborn Blacksmith: (he is glad to see you :)
Buy:
-(Iron Sword                   300Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Celebrated Iron Sword        400Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Steel Sword                  800Gold - deleted from the list)
-Celebrated Steel Sword       1000Gold
-Jeweled Sword                1400Gold
-Rock Slicer                  1800Gold new
-(Hexagonal Club               450Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Grand Hexagonal Club         900Gold - deleted from the list)
-Steel Crushing Maul          1200Gold
-Iron Crusher                 1500Gold
-(Steel Spear                  750Gold - deleted from the list)
-Grand Iron Crusher           2000Gold new
-Mighty Steel Spear           1100Gold
-Sickled Spear                1350Gold
-Moon-Shaped Cross Spear      2000Gold new
-(Thin Metal                   250Gold - deleted from the list)
-Red Leather                   430Gold
-Moon Shadow                  1100Gold new
-(Blue Threat                  390Gold - deleted from the list)
-Little Cherry Blossom         950Gold
-Black Purity                 1600Gold

Please look around and find everything you want before leaving.
There are 4(four) other caves in here starting from the left;
-Cave 1: Buy new weapons/armors from the Stubborn Blacksmith.
-Cave 2: Talk twice to an old man.
-Cave 3: Pick up =Tathagata Pill x1=.
         At the center of this place there will be a warp point
         to the (well of) Hermitage of the Tamayoribito.
-Cave 4: Talk to Chiyo to find out where the Heishi hide the villagers.
         Talk to Shinta and Shinkichi.

Once finished, head on to Heishi (map of Kyoto).

Cut scenes.

You will be on the map of the Hermitage of the Tamayoribito.
Now, if you choose to go back to the Main Road and into the Cave number 2,
the warp point is ready to take you to the Hermitage.
Anyway, there is no different if you decide to press X on the map of
the Hermitage. Of course, if you press X on the well at the Hermitage,
you will be transferred into the cave at the Dosojin's Shrine.

=================================
=*Hermitage of the Tamayoribito*=
=================================----------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : #Heavy Bladed Fauchard# x1, *Essence x1*.
Continue  Mode: The same as in Normal Mode.
Difficult Mode: None.
=Essence Found: Essence x0! (minus Essence x1 at the Hermitage)
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Yoshitsune

At the front yard, open a box to get #Heavy Bladed Fauchard# (Benkei's Weapon)
To the right side corner, there is a box contains *Essence x1*.

============================================
=*Mount Kurama - Revisit 4 with Yoshitsune*=
============================================-----------------------------------
Normal    Mode: There are new items to purchase.
=Item Found   : Essence x7, Miracle Pill x1, Potion of Power x1,
                Bead of Warriors, Tengu Herb x1, Bracelet of Man.
Continue  Mode: The same as in Normal Mode, but there is no Miracle Pill x1.
Difficult Mode:
=Essence Found: Essence x6 (minus Essence x1 at the top of the alcove).
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Yoshitsune

At the first screen, hit once above the red item box to get *Essence x1*.
At the second screen, open the box to get =Miracle Pill x1=.
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Continue Mode: The box is empty.
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Climb up the waterfall and smash the jar for =Potion of Power x1=.
On the step above it, hit once to get *Essence x1*.

Up the waterfall, continue to the right, inside the broken door,
hit once to get *Essence x1* at the down-center(broken tree).
Across the wooden log bridge and there is a sturdy box you cannot open.
(It is a job for Benkei (B11)).

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Go back and continue to the Save/Retreat Point area, turn right at
the intersection (where the wooden log used to be).
Remember the alcove/ the dead end on the left side where you can jump from
one side to another?.
Get to the top of it and open the box for #Bead of Warriors#.
(It is the same place where you get the Bead of Good Fortune in Chapter 1)
Thanks to Natoechang, gamefaqs.com message boards for the info :)
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
You can do double jump just like Batman. Jump to one side and quickly press
jump again to the other side and press it once again to get on the top of it.
There is *Essence x1* at the left side on top of the alcove.
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Difficult Mode: There is no Essence x1 at the left side on top of the alcove.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Get down the alcove, move on after the left turn, smash the small shrine
and pick up *Essence x1*.
Continue up to the hill, (to the Kurama hideout on the hill top) and fight
some enemies on the way.
Before the right turn, when you see a big old jar on the left break it
to get =Tengu Herb x1=, jump up from where you stand and hit once to reveal
*Essence x1*. There will be samurai soldiers chasing you to the place of
the jar.
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~S3~
-Clear The Way-
Normal Mode, Continue Mode and Difficult Mode.
One interesting thing is to use your Kamui on those Samurai Soldiers from
the screen before you located the jar.
Climb up the cliff next to the save point, to the left screen,
fight 4 samurai, to the next screen.
Leave the samurai on this scren and continue to move forward, use Kamui.
Move forward to the hill top and the Kamui session is always be with you,
deleting the chance to get spotted by another group of samurai soldiers
on the next screen.
(if you just stand still the Kamui session will be over)
On your way to the hill top (Kurama hideout) and you will not be bothered by
any of the samurai soldiers on your way.
(If you do this in Chapter 1, you can pick up the Bracelet of Man without
getting hassled)
Find your way back and down the hill, your Kamui session will be finished
once you reach the next screen loading.
-Actually, you can try to do this in other places too-
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Move on and you will be facing 2(two) decayed trees blocking your way,
jump over the first one and hit once to get *Essence x1*.
Jump across the second one.
(How come Yoshitsune could not jump over the decayed trees on Chapter 1?)
At the hill top, you will fight samurai soldiers.
Once finished, check on the ruins to find a box contains #Bracelet of Man#.

Get out of Mount Kurama. You can use the Retreat option.

Switch player to Benkei.

========================================
=*Mount Kurama - Revisit 5 with Benkei*=
========================================---------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : Houten Pike.
Continue  Mode: The same as in Normal Mode.
Difficult Mode: None.
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Benkei

Let Benkei open the sturdy box across the wooden log bridge (B11) and
pick up #Houten Pike# (Benkei's weapon).

===================
=*Myogyoji Temple*=
===================------------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : Essence x6, Hi-Potion of Protection x1, Tengu Herb x1,
                Crimson Lotus Club, Bracelet of Heavens,
                Talisman of Protection x1, Talisman of Resurrection x1.
=Items from Nue's Place:
                Bead of Red and Gold, Essence x1.
=Key Items from Nue's Place:
                Claw of Raiju x2.
=Items from Mansion of Yorenshu:
                Bead of Blue and Purple, Essence x5, Samonji's Sword,
                Talisman of Protection x1, Tathagata Pill x1,
                Dragon Serpent Club, Hi-Potion of Warding x1,
                Hi-Potion of Power x1.
=Key Items from Mansion of Yorenshu:
                Sapphire Prayer Beads, Ruby Prayer Beads.
=Secret Weapons from the Stubborn Blacksmith:
                #The Gale#, #Boulder Piercer#.
Continue  Mode: The same as in Normal Mode.
Difficult Mode:
=Secret item from Raiju: Kurama Herb x1 or Tengu Herb x1 or ?
=Essence Found: Essence x6 + 1 + 5 = 12
=Add. Essence : Essence x2 +S5.16+ The very first group of enemies at the
                                   beginning of the Myogyoji Temple.
                Essence x2 +S5.17+ Piestess on the stairs down to the building
                                   with the Save/Retreat option.
                Essence x2 +S5.2+  Enemies right before the big red door.
                Essence x2 +S5.18+ Lightning Elemental enemies after the room
                                   with double book shelf on the left and right
                                   (right after you get the Samonji's Sword)
                Essence x4 +S5.19+ Defeat Fire Elemental enemies at the alley
                                   just before the Sapphire/Ruby Seal room
                                   with the Save/Retreat option
                                   (Intersection 3, Upper path).
                Essence x2 +S5.20+ Defeat (all)Fire Elemental at the room
                                   where Benkei got the Ruby Prayer Beads
                                   (Go Up, Up, Up from where Benkei starts).
                Essence x2 +S5.21+ Remember Yoshitsune's path?.
                                   From the room with a type L book shelf,
                                   go out to the Up/North path and you will
                                   fight 3(three) Ice Elemental.
                                   If you feel vibration,
                                   they will surely drop the Add. Essence.
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Benkei

Take a route around the collapsed roof. You should be able to reach to
the other side. There is *Essence x1* on the lower-right corner under the tree
On the upper-right corner inside the jar you will get
=Hi-Potion of Protection x1=.
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Difficult Mode: +S5.16+
                There is a random chance that you will get Add. Essence from
                the Priestess here.
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Fight some samurai soldiers and priestess on your way to the top.

On the second round at the stairs, be at the center of them,
use Triangle attack to finish them in one hit plus to get *Essence x1*
from the tree at the upper-left.

Upstairs, fight 2(two) groups of enemy.
Try to use twice a Kamui to get the Invincible Sword Skill Rating.
Another upstairs, again this is a good place to get the Invincible Ranking.
At the upper-right corner, pick up =Tengu Herb x1= from inside the jar.

Open the big red door.

Cut scene.

Fight 2(two) groups of enemy. Inside the jar there is a health replenish.
Get inside the building in front to make a Save.

The round carving is waiting for you.
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Continue Mode:

                              100 KILLS CHALLENGE

Third Challenge:
"You have cleared many trials and tribulations to get to this place.
We have prepared for you a new challenge ..one that is greater than any
you've faced before.
You shall receive a glorious reward if you manage to overcome this
arduous test.
One word of caution however,
once you start the quest, you will not be able to quit,
and you will lose everything if you die.
Are you still willing to take on this challenge?
Yes (press X)
No

Conditions: Full Kamui bars is advisable to get clean Kamui Combo.

Tips      : It is better for you finish them off one after another to get more
            increase on the Kamui bar and also to buy more time thus will also
            help you to increase the Kamui bar while in the middle of battle.
            In addition to, you will get more experience by doing so.

            On this Third Challenge, your movement is back to normal.

            When fighting the Lizard Man, you might want to use a Double Kamui.

            When playing as Benkei, his hold/charge attack is very useful since
            you will be considered not getting a hit (although the fact is
            you are and the health bar is decreasing) and the Kills counting
            on the screen will keep ticking to your advantage.
            However, please do not abuse/overdo it, since you might get hit
            in doing so because Benkei is considered as slow.
            You might want to use it when you are replenishing the Kamui bar.

Good News : The Combo Counting on the upper-left corner will stay there FOREVER
            It will not disappear, not even when your Kamui session is over.
            Use this advantage to replenish your Kamui bar whenever you need it
            Just avoid the fight when you are charging up your Kamui bar and
            perform another Kamui when you are ready.

            Whatever your performance is, the reward is already yours.

-100 Kills-
This is a battle against 100 continuously appearing enemies.
When you have defeated all 100 enemies, you will be able to return to
this normal world with treasure in hand.

You will be walking in an underwater-like dimension,
yeah with the slow-motion kind of effect.

Your enemies will be:
8 Samurai soldiers
2 priestess (from the Myogyoji Temple)
8 samurai soldiers
2 priestess
4 samurai soldiers
1 Lizard Man              25 Kills
Kamui Flash for the Lizard Man:
1)When he starts to jump and half way, you press the [] button.
  Or,
1)When he starts to punch on you and half the way,
  that is your Kamui Flash.
8 samurai soldiers
2 priestess
8 samurai soldiers
2 priestess
4 samurai soldiers
1 Lizard Man              50 Kills
8 samurai soldiers
2 priestess
8 samurai soldiers
2 priestess
4 samurai soldiers
1 Lizard Man              75 Kills
8 samurai soldiers
2 priestess
8 samurai soldiers
2 priestess
4 samurai soldiers
1 Lizard Man             100 Kills

Benkei:
100 Kills, 100 Hits/more
Experience earned: Up to 13000Exp and more per one challenge!

You have defeated all the enemies.
We bestow upon you a treasure as proof.
#Lion's Blaze#
Attribute: Always shining red, the sword is covered in hot flames.
           Those cuts are turned into ashes.

CONGRATULATION!
You have completed 100% of the Double Swords inventory in the Weapons List.

Yoshitsune (right after Benkei picked up his Crimson Lotus Club):
100 Kills, 100 Hits/more
Experience earned: up to 13000Exp and more per one challenge!

You have defeated all the enemies.
We bestow upon you a treasure as proof.
#Lion's Blaze# (the second one)
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Difficult Mode:

                           TRUE 100 KILLS CHALLENGE

Conditions: Full Kamui bars is advisable to fasten the process.

Tips      : Since there is no bonus experience at all, all you need to do is
            to defeat all of the enemies and that means you do not have to
            focus on the Kamui alone.
            Combine with regular hack and slash should be very fine.

            When playing as Benkei, his hold/charge attack is very useful since
            you will be considered not getting a hit (although the fact is
            you are and the health bar is decreasing) and the Kills counting
            on the screen will keep ticking to your advantage.
            However, please do not abuse/overdo it, since you might get hit
            in doing so because Benkei is considered as slow.
            You might want to use it when you are replenishing the Kamui bar.

Good News : The Combo Counting on the upper-left corner will stay there FOREVER
            It will not disappear, not even when your Kamui session is over.
            Use this advantage to replenish your Kamui bar whenever you need it

Third Challenge:
"This is a battle against 100 continuouly-appearing enemies.
If you defeat multiple enemies without being hit, you will be rewarded
with treasures according to the number of enemies slain.
Regardless of the record, you can return to the normal world when you
have defeated all the enemies".

Highest Record to date: 0 enemies

Enemies are the strongest of their kinds
Your enemies will be:
8 Samurai soldiers
2 spear soldiers
8 samurai soldiers
2 spear soldiers
4 samurai soldiers
1 Lizard Man              25 Kills
-Tips for Benkei:
 Do not get too close to him (if too close he will punch you during a Kamui).
 Perform a Kamui three times on him.
 The Lizard will jump up and smash you. Half way to reach you
 (in a quick quater second), press the [] button.
 Stand in a good position though since the camera angle sometimes
 block your clear viewing (stand 60 degrees on the South is fine).
 Be careful, sometimes he jumps without giving you a warning!.

-Tips for Yoshitsune:
 The same goes to Yoshitsune.
8 samurai soldiers
2 spear soldiers
8 samurai soldiers
2 spear soldiers
4 samurai soldiers
1 Lizard Man              50 Kills
8 samurai soldiers
2 spear soldiers
8 samurai soldiers
2 spear soldiers
4 samurai soldiers
1 Lizard Man              75 Kills
8 samurai soldiers
2 spear soldiers
8 samurai soldiers
2 spear soldiers
4 samurai soldiers
1 Lizard Man             100 Kills

Benkei:
100 Kills, 100 Hits/more
Experience earned: You will not get any experience!
                   This is a Difficult Mode.

The record this time is 100 enemies.
You have set a new record.
We bestow upon you treasures as proof of your valor.
We look forward to your next challenge.

Highest record to date  0 enemies

Result: 100 enemies without being hit once, 108 hits.
#Bracelet of Power#, #Grand Wolf Fang Club#, #Heavy Bladed Fauchard#,
#Purple Light#, =Hi-Potion of Protection=.

IMPORTANT:
Remember that this is only a one time chance.
The second time you try you will get NOTHING.

Yoshitsune's turn:
Result: 100 enemies without being hit once,  hits.
#Gem of Medicine# :)~, #Samonji's Sword#, #Ogre Slayer#, #Rolling Thunder#,
=Hi-Potion of Power=.
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Up the stairs on the left side, fight some enemies and get inside the building
Walk straight and break a jar to receive =Tengu Herb x1=.
On the left, on top of the big rack, hit to get *Essence x1*.
(Jump again to the ledge on the left)
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Thanks to Natoechang at gamefaqs.com message boards for the info below :)
Go back to Myogyoji Temple, to the room with the treasure box (Y04).
Jump onto the big rack and jump again to the ledge on the left to get
Bracelet of Heavens.
It is the same place where you get the Tathagata Pill in Chapter 1 (Y01)
(how could I miss this one!)
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Get down on the floor, open up the sturdy box on the lower-left side to get
#Crimson Lotus Club# (Benkei's weapon).

Remember that up on the ledge there is a treasure box for Yoshitsune.

Switch to Yoshitsune at the Dosojin's Shrine.

Go back to the building on the left area and jump onto the big rack,
jump again to the ledge on the left.
Open up the treasure box to get #Bracelet of Heavens# (Y04).

Get out of the building, move on to the next stairs and fight some enemies.
You will arrive at the belfry area.
Fight the enemies here and then get a health replenish on the upper-left
ground (you might want to use it later on right after beating up Raiju).

Take the route on the lower roof side on the right, there will be vibration.
Hit on the balcony to get *Essence x1*.
You will feel another vibration at the next balcony.
Hit again to get *Essence x1*.

Next, get inside the opened window on the building at the opposite side.
You need to be on the upper roof and jump onto the building on the left.
At the front door where you just entered, jump up and press Triangle attack to
reveal *Essence x1*.
Break the jar to get =Talisman of Protection x1=, open the box and pick up
=Talisman of Resurrection x1=.

If the sturdy bronze lantern was destroyed by Benkei, just use Retreat option
and return to this place.
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Jump down to the building below to make a Save if you need to.

Take a detour to the belfry area and go to the door on the most left area.
(Nue's place).

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*Nue's Place*
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Yoshitsune
Continue  Mode: Experience Level: Level 50 - Max Level
                Defense Level   : Level 20 - Max Level
Difficult Mode: Experience Level: Level  1 - Max/Default Level
                Defense Level   : Level 50 - Max Level (Essence x147)
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Alternative Boss: Raiju
Difficulty : Medium Easy - N+C, Medium - D
Secret item: Kurama Herb x1 or =Tengu Herb x1= or ?
Key Item   : ^Claw of Raiju^ x2
Item       : #Bead of Red and Gold#
Money      : ? (N + C)
Conditions : Full Kamui Gauge (Not a compulsory).

Tips       : Use 2x a (Double) Kamui to get Claw of Raiju x2, if you need to.
             The rest is a hack and slash type of fight.

             Equip Bracelet of Man to make things easier.

Note       : Actually, one of the villagers in the Dosojin's Shrine (Chiyo)
             will give a clue to you about some strange beastly cries from
             inside the Nue's Place.

             You have the initiative to kick ass for having 4 Kamui gauge.

Kamui Flash: 1)He starts to charge up and will jump to smash you.
               Pay attention to HIS HEAD, he will nod down quickly and head up
               again. That is when you suppose to hit the [] button.
               DO NOT get too close on Raiju or you will not be able to see
               the [] sign.
               (The same as Nue's)

Weapon equipped   : Crimson Lotus Club (any weapon)
Accessory equipped: Bracelet of Man (any accessory)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

After the fight, you will receive a bit of health replenish when you pick up
the #Bead of Red and Gold#.
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Continue  Mode: You will not get the extra heath replenish when picking up
                the Bead of Red and Gold.
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Difficult Mode: ~S6~
                He looks like Nue in angry mode with more speedy and more
                lightning vicious. After succeeding with your Kamui,
                he will spread his lightning breath around his body.
                Then he will sweep you with his electric charge from the
                left wing to the right.

                One important thing is,
                you are able to get a certain item once he is defeated. How?
                It seems that it will depends on how you performed when
                fighting with Raiju!!!
                The more skillful you are, the better item will you get!!!
                For example, I got only health replenish when I did bad and
                got nothing at all.
                But, when I combo him up to the Hero ranking and without
                getting hit, I got Tengu Herb x1.
                Perhaps you should not use a Double Kamui on him!.
                If the above is not working, then I miss something or it is a
                random style too, but i doubt it is a random.

                Once, I reached to Invincible ranking, 66 combo hits without
                getting hit, but I performed a Double Kamui on Raiju and
                I got nothing!.

                And 7(combo hits) Kamui sessions in a row without getting hit,
                still I got nothing!.

                And 71 combo hits with single Kamui session without getting
                hit, I got health replenish only!.

                And 20+ combo hits with single Kamui result in Kurama Herb x1!.

                In my opinion, you need to be quick in defeating Raiju besides
                other factor such as Sword Skill Ranking.

                Item you can get (according to ???):
                Kurama Herb x1 or
                Tengu Herb  x1 or
                ?

                I need to move on.

                Yeah, you can equip Fox Fire and cause fire on Raiju if you
                are successfully combo him to burn. He will loose a good amount
                of health.
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Do not leave the area yet, approach the small shrine (ruined), hit to get
*Essence x1*.

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Difficult Mode: +S5.17+
                When you get back to the stairs on your way to the building
                with the Save/Retreat Option, you will get Add. Essence from
                the Priestess (random policy).
                It is based on random style!.
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Continue Mode:
===========
*Main Road*
===========--------------------------------------------------------------------

Smooth Street Salesman:
No new item.

Stubborn Blacksmith:
Purchase Floating Cloud (or Lightning Sword depends on what you purchased first
on the Normal Mode) to complete your Weapons List!

CONGRATULATION!
You have Completed the Weapons List for 100%.

"You finally collected all the battle-gear!
I knew you could do it!
Here's the Promised Reward."

Secret ~S4~.
Continue Mode.
1)You received #The Gale# (Yoshitsune's Weapon)
  Attribute: As light as a feather, one can counterattack faster than the
             opponent's attack.
  You will get a [] sign for timing in the counterattack,
  including during the fight with bosses.

2)You received #Boulder Piercer# (Benkei's Weapon)
  Attribute: As the name indicates, it is a fauchard sharp enough to pierce
             through a boulder.
  You will get a [] sign for timing in the counterattack,
  including during the fight with bosses.

When you pick the Weapons List option:
"Thanks to you, it's complete.
I really appreciate your help!"

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Now, leave the area and get back to the belfry area.

Get inside the middle door and pay a visit to Kuyo.

---------------------
*Mansion of Yorenshu*
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Yoshitsune

Cut scenes.

Benkei is coming to help.

Yoshitsune and Benkei got separated and each of them will have to fight
their own way to clear out the seals on every door.

First you are controlling Yoshitsune

Open the box at the upper-right corner to get #Bead of Blue and Purple#.
The door is shut tight and you cannot open it by now since the two of you
must release both red and blue seal in order to free the magic seal.

Inside the room with book shelf. You can do a double jump here to get to
the top of it. At the center of the book shelf in front of you,
hit once to get *Essence x1*.
There is another vibration when you land at the top of the book shelf,
hit to get *Essence x1*.

Normal Mode:
Yoshitsune Defense Level: Level 20 (Essence x58) - Max Level
Difficult Mode:
Yoshitsune Defense Level: Level 50 (Essence x152)

Get out of the door. In this area enemies will perform elemental attacks.
You need to master your Kamui to finish them quickly
(counterattack the fireballs).
Every time you use a Kamui bar, you will be able to smash/counterattack
the elemental fireballs.

Intersection 1: Up and Left
-Up: To the door in front of you (Right), climb to the left shelf and
 open the box to get #Samonji's Sword# (Yoshitsune's Sword).
 Now climb up to the right shelf, hit at the down-center to get *Essence x1*

To the next door and fight lightning elemental enemies.
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Difficult Mode: +S5.18
                Defeat those lightning elemental with a Kamui to get
                Add. Essence x2.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

After, move to the next door and fight elemental enemies to get
#Sapphire Prayer Beads# from the small item box.
Break the vase to get =Talisman of Protection x1=.
The next door is shut tight with a seal.

-Left: To the door at the left area of the intersection 1.
 Fight the lightning enemies then open the box to get =Tathagata Pill x1=.
 On the head of the creature on the table, hit to get *Essence x1*.

You are now at intersection 2: Down, Upper-Left and Up
-To the door in front of you (Up), the other door is shut tight with a seal.

You are now at intersection 3: Left, Upper-Right and Up
-To the door in front of you (Up), the other doors is shut tight with a seal.
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Difficult Mode: +S5.19+
                At the alley you will fight Fire and Ice Elemental.
                Once you defeat them with a Kamui you will get
                Add. Essence x2 from the Fire elemental enemies .
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 Inside there is a Sapphire and Ruby Seal on the floor and a Save point.

Save the game if you need to.

Let Yoshitsune step on the Sapphire Seal and it will release the seal
on the door.

Benkei's turn.

Open the sturdy box to get #Dragon Serpent Club# (Benkei's weapon).
On the left corner, hit to get *Essence x1*.

The door on the right is sealed, go up. Fight enemies and to the next door.
Break the jar on the left corner to get =Hi-Potion of Warding x1=.
The door to the right is sealed. Go up.
The door to the right is sealed. Go Up.
Fight enemies here to get #Ruby Prayer Beads#.
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Difficult Mode: +S5.20+
                At this room, you will fight Fire, ice, Lightning Elemental.
                Once you defeat them with a Kamui you will get
                Add. Essence x2 from the Fire elemental enemies .
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Smash the vase to get =Hi-Potion of Power x1=.
To the next door on the right.

Intersection 1: Left, Upper-left, Right
-To the left door is where you should use the Ruby Prayer Beads and join
 Yoshitsune to fight Kuyo.
 Join Yoshitsune, but do not enter the big door to Kuyo yet.

Save if you need to.

Every door inside the Mansion of Yorenshu is now unsealed.

Well, you are free to explore.
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Difficult Mode: +S5.21+
                Remember Yoshitsune's path?.
                From the room with a type L book shelf, go out to the Up/North
                path and you will fight 3(three) Ice Elemental.
                If you feel vibration, they will surely drop the Add. Essence.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Once satisfied, go all the way back to intersection 1 and take the Left path to
join with Yoshitsune.

Switch player to Yoshitsune.

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Continue Mode: You do not need to go back to the Main Road since you have
               Purchased the Lightning Sword (if this is the case).
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=============
=*Main Road*=
=============------------------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode: You are able to purchase items/weapons.
=Item Found   : None.
Continue  Mode: You are able to purchase items/weapons.
=Item Found   : None.
Difficult Mode: There are nothing to purchase.
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Yoshitsune

Wait, now is a good time to buy the Lightning Sword (Weapon for Yoshitsune).
It is a Special Order at the Stubborn Blacksmith.
It is useful for you to do the Challenge Mode when fighting the Giant Stone.

===================
=*Myogyoji Temple*=
===================------------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Key Items from Mansion of Yorenshu:
                Giant Evil Bone x1, Crystal Ball x1.
Continue  Mode: The same as in Normal Mode.
Difficult Mode: None.
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Yoshitsune

Don't you miss Kuyo and wanna teach her some lessons.

---------------------
*Mansion of Yorenshu*
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It is time to rejoin with Benkei and fight Kuyo.
(Go straight up and all the way up inside the Mansion of Yorenshu)

Yoshitsune
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Boss of the Mansion of Yorenshu : Kuyo
"Two against one. Isn't that unfair? Considering I am a woman".
(But I will summon the Giant Stone just to help me a little bit).
Difficulty : Medium Easy
Key Item   : ^Giant Evil Bone^ x1, ^Crystal Ball^ x1.
Item       : None.
Money      : ? (N + C)
Condition  : Equip Lightning Sword to challenge the Giant Stone.

Tips       : Challenge: How many combos can you get?
             If you want to get continuous hits on combo,
             first combo the Giant Stone then perform combo at Kuyo
             (at least 1 hit) when she approaches to heal the Giant,
             quickly back to the Giant again and perform combo
             (the first few hits will not be counted though).
             Repeat.
             The Kill counts will continue on.
             How many hits can you get?

             I manage to get 90hits+ and 6/7 continuous kills.
             Too bad it does not drop any valuable items for this challenge.
             How about 100hits+.

             Kuyo's attack is not a dangerous kind,
             just move around and you will be fine.

             Perform a Kamui on the Giant Stone and it will drop the
             Key Item Giant Evil Bone. The Kamui will automatically continue to
             Kuyo, press [] at the right timing and she will drop a Key Item,
             Crystal Ball.

Note       : Every time the Giant Stone falls on its knees,
             it is considered as a 1(one) Kill on the screen.

             At least there are 3(two) main actions to persuade Kuyo to
             approach you:
             -Comboing the Giant Stone until it drops on its knee and Kuyo will
              approach to heal it. Attack Kuyo.
             -Perform a Kamui on the Giant Stone, and successfully press the
              [] right on timing then Kuyo will approach at your back,
              press the [] right on timing to deal a big/huge damage on her.
             -Track her movement and when she is going to perform magic attack,
              she will be vulnerable. You will not get a high combo hits though
              since she is able to teleport herself,
              right at the critical moment.

             When the Giant Stone punch to the ground, which means the drills
             will come out from the ground. Just move around a bit.

             Kuyo will deliver thunder and ice attack
             However, if you do not touch the thing you will not get hurt.

             Kuyo is so powerful in the cut scenes,
             but in real fight she is almost useless?
             Just hope on the next episode, she turns real evil!

Kamui Flash:1)Perform a Kamui on the Giant Stone, he will attack your with
              missiles?. Press [] at the half way up to almost hit you.
            2)If successful, the Kamui will continue to Kuyo,
              she will appears behind you, and ready to attack you with the
              hair whip. Press [] when it almost hit you.

Counterattack: When the Giant Stone is attacking your lower body with its
               grappling hand, wait until it reaches you and press [].

Weapon equipped   : Lightning Sword (advisable to paralyze the Giant Stone,
                    thus easier to perform combo hits)
Accessory equipped: Bracelet of Man (any accessory)
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Continue  Mode: They are the same as in Normal Mode.
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Difficult Mode: They both more aggresive and a bit stronger.
                The Giant Stone is able to throw its missiles a lot more so you
                need to press [] twice during a single Kamui and Kuyo will
                attend to use more magic attack to keep you away from healthy.
                The Giant Stone can perform its Golem Punch many times in a row
                and you can aerial combo him (Avoid Jump+Triangle+[])
                many times in continuous until he kneels down.
                It is going to be a mess there since Kuyo will keep releasing
                the Drills and Elemental Traps.
                You might want to, once a while keep tracking Kuyo to stop her
                naughty mind.
                It is MOST difficult now to bring up to the Challenge Mode.
                (Mostly because the camera angle and other things)

Weapon equipped   : Ogre Slayer (any weapon)
Accessory equipped: Charm of Force (any accessory)
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=============
=*Main Road*=
=============------------------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode: You are able to purchase items/weapons.
=Item Found   : None.
Continue  Mode: You are able to purchase items/weapons.
=Item Found   : None.
Difficult Mode: There are nothing to purchase.
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Yoshitsune

There are new weapon and armors at the Stubborn Blacksmith.
New Special Order: Floating Cloud (weapon for Benkei)
If you had chosen to buy Lightning Sword then you will not be able to
purchase Floating Cloud since you will need one more Claw of Raiju.

Smooth Street Salesman: No new item!
Buy:
-Kurama Herb                   160Gold
-Tengu Herb                    300Gold
-Miracle Pill                  600Gold
-Talisman of Protection        300Gold
-Talisman of Resurrection     5000Gold
-Charm of Force               1500Gold
-Gem of the War God           2500Gold
-Charm of Protection          1500Gold
-Gem of Protection            2500Gold
-(Stone of Samurai             500Gold - deleted from the list)
-Charm of Flames               900Gold
-Charm of Ice                  900Gold
-Charm of Lightning            900Gold
-Charm of Poison               900Gold
-(Stone of Strength            300Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Stone of Protection          300Gold - deleted from the list)

Stubborn Blacksmith:
Buy:
-(Iron Sword                   300Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Celebrated Iron Sword        400Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Steel Sword                  800Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Celebrated Steel Sword      1000Gold - deleted from the list)
-Jeweled Sword                1400Gold
-Rock Slicer                  1800Gold
-Helm Cleaver                 2100Gold new
-(Hexagonal Club               450Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Grand Hexagonal Club         900Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Steel Crushing Maul         1200Gold - deleted from the list)
-Iron Crusher                 1500Gold
-(Steel Spear                  750Gold - deleted from the list)
-Grand Iron Crusher           2000Gold
-(Mighty Steel Spear          1100Gold - deleted from the list)
-Wolf Fang Club               2300Gold new
-Sickled Spear                1350Gold
-Moon-Shaped Cross Spear      2000Gold
-Heavy Bladed Fauchard        2100Gold new
-(Thin Metal                   250Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Red Leather                  430Gold - deleted from the list)
-Moon Shadow                  1100Gold
-(Blue Threat                  390Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Little Cherry Blossom        950Gold - deleted from the list)
-Rolling Thunder              2100Gold new
-Black Purity                 1600Gold
-Purple Light                 2500Gold new

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Difficult Mode: You are free to explore more at the Myogyoji Temple as there is
                a possibility to get Add. Essence.
                There will no survival challenge mode at the Raiju Place,
                revisit.

===============================================
=*Myogyoji Temple - Revisit 1 with Yoshitsune*=
===============================================--------------------------------
=Add. Essence  : +S5.22+
                 Essence x2, Defeat samurai soldiers at the stairs path
                 (the 2nd group of enemies at the beginning of Myogyoji Temple)
                 +S5.23+
                 Essence x2, Defeat enemies in front of the building
                 where you found the Bracelet of Heavens
                 (Go through the big red door and continue to the left area).
                 +S5.24+
                 Essence x2, Defeat 2nd group of enemies on the roof top
                 of the building where you found Bracelet of Heavens
                 (From the belfry area,jump onto the upper roof of the building
                 on the right side, then jump across to the roof top of the
                 building on the opposite/left side).
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=*Myogyoji Temple - Revisit 2 with Benkei*=
===========================================------------------------------------
=Add. Essence  : +S5.4+
                 Essence x2, Defeat enemies in front of the building with the
                 Save/Retreat option (right after the big red door).
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You heard from the man inside the Dosojin's Shrine that the evil aura is weaken
and we are now able to proceed to Gojo.

========
=*Gojo*=
========-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : Charm of Benevolence, Talisman of Protection x2,
                Bead of Purple Poison, Miracle Pill x2, Essence x1,
                Bracelet of Earth.
Items from Heishi Mansion: 1000Gold, Essence x1.
=Item from Underground Prison:
                Tathagata Pill x1, Essence x2, (Medicine of Power), 1000Gold.
=Key Item from Underground Prison:
                Cursed Gauntlet.
Continue  Mode: The same as in Normal Mode, minus Miracle Pill x1.
Difficult Mode:
=Essence Found:
 -Essence x1 + 1 + 2 = 4
=Add. Essence :
 -Essence x2 +S5.25+ Defeat the second group of enemies at the Gojo Bridge.


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Yoshitsune

Bring the enemies near to the bridge (intersection) and use continuous Kamui
to reach to the Invincible Ranking.

There is a left turn on the damaged house before the bridge, get inside and
open the box to get #Charm of Benevolence# (the same place where you picked up
Thin Metal in Chapter 1).

Turn right at the intersection and walk down to the river side, fight enemies.
Break the jar to get =Talisman of Protection x1= and open the box to get
#Bead of Purple Poison#.

Move on to the Gojo Bridge. This is a good place to get level up ~Lvl.3~ since
a group of enemies keep coming back for many times and you can keep coming
back to this place at any time.
(23 Kills in a row and continuous Invincible Ranking = 2790Exp :)
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Difficult Mode: (S5.25) Defeat the second group of enemies at the Gojo Bridge.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Intersection; Left, Right, Up.
-Left:
 Once you satisfied, move on. Right after the bridge, break one jar to get
 =Talisman of Protection x1=. Walk down to the river side, open the box to get
 =Miracle Pill x1= and hit at the left corner to get *Essence x1*.
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Continue Mode: The box contained Miracle Pill is empty.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-Right:
 Onto the right river side, fight some enemies and break the jar to get
 =Miracle Pill x1=. Open the box contains #Bracelet of Earth#.

There is another way in from the Right path. From the right corner,
get inside the Heishi Mansion through the broken wall.

-Up
 Fight some enemies and back to the path on the right of the bridge to get
 inside the Heishi Mansion.

 Funny Thing 2:
 Normal, Continue and Difficult Mode.
 Finish off the enemies except the leader (red armor) for the last.
 Now, when he is defeated, you can smash his body
 (black color, standing position) repeatedly (unlimited?) before it touches
 the ground (I played Benkei on the revisit to Underground Prison).
 At least you can use it to recharge the Kamui Bars.

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Heishi Mansion
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Yoshitsune

Get inside from the path of the right of the bridge and open the box to get
=1000Gold=.

To the front of the Underground Prison, fight some enemies and hit on the tree
at the right corner to get *Essence x1*.

There is no Save Point here.

------------------
Underground Prison
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Yoshitsune

You know this place well, but this time, big rocks will fall down from the
above. One step at a time and you will be all right.
Use R1 to block or walk while holding R1.

Intersection 1: Left, Up
-Up:
 You will see empty jars and another intersection.
 Before the intersection there is a vibration.
 Hit once at where the rock is falling to get *Essence x1*.

Intersection 2: Left
-Left:
 To the prison cage. Fight some enemies and get =Tathagata Pill x1=
 from inside the cage.

Move on, there will be 2(two) jars.
The first one contains health replenish.
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Difficult Mode: No fire trap here. Just falling rocks.
                No health replenish.
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Intersection 3: Left, Down
-Left:
 Another prison cage and some enemies. The green sumo will jump over
 the screen and bump on you from the above.
 You can try to get the secret item (Medicine of Power) from the green sumo,
 it is kind of rare though.
 Anyway, the sturdy box inside this cage is for Benkei (B12).

Outside the cage, a bit to the left at the center of the wall there is
*Essence x1*.

-Down:
 Big rocks falling down.

Now, you will be at the intersection 1.
-Left:
 Fight the green sumo. Open the box and get =1000Gold=

You might want to Save first (at the Dosojin's Shrine) before proceeding to
the boss.

Yoshitsune
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Boss       : Devilish Hoe Goblin Moritoshi Taira
Difficulty : Medium Easy
Key Item   : ^Cursed Gauntlet^.
Item       : None.
Money      : ? (N + C)
Condition  : Strong defense.

Tips       : Use Kamui once on him to get the Cursed Gauntlet.

Note       : Be careful of his combo hits, you will get dizzy.

             When Hoe Goblin attacks with the poison, do not get near him
             even when defending, the purple smoke will reduce your health.

             Counterattack when he is rushing forward his weapon to you.

             When he hits the wall, rocks will be falling from the above.

Kamui Flash:1)He will swing his weapon and perform rush attack.
              Press [] when it almost hit you.
              It happens very fast you might want to perform a Double Kamui.
            1)Or when he is close enough, he will perform a multithrust
              attack. When it almost hit you, you must press [].

Weapon equipped: Lightning Sword (any weapon)
Accessory equipped: Charm of Healing (any accessory)

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Difficult Mode: He attacks very fast during a Kamui. His defense is tougher.
                His attack variation is the same as before.

                His Kamui Flash is faster than before thus you need to press
                [] right in time when he starts attacking (rushing towards you)
                His rushing attack now is capable of reaching to the end of
                opposite wall (extended version).

                You can easily defeat him by combo-ing, defend/avoid, combo-ing
                and repeat the process, When you are combo-ing near him,
                he is a bit slow to react.

Kamui Flash 3): After succeeding your first Kamui and you are close to him,
                perform a second Kamui, he might give you the multithrust
                attack. The possibility is very small percentage.

                Alternatively, combo-ing him will make him angry and will
                initiate his mind to multithrust you.
                This way you will have a bigger chance of success.
                Press L1 for a Kamui session and enjoy Multi Kamui.
                (Sometimes, he will always perform multithrust once triggered)

                ~S7~ - Multi Kamui:
                Interestingly, you are given a chance to perform a Multi Kamui
                by pressing [] three times subsequently
                (during a single Kamui session!) as viewed on the screen.
                And you might want to press [] a few times before it is shown
                on the screen just incase you might miss it :). (MK)

                Well, you might want ot try it on the Normal and Continue Mode.
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=============
=*Main Road*=
=============------------------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode: You are able to purchase items/weapons.
=Item Found   : None.
Continue  Mode: You are able to purchase items/weapons.
=Item Found   : None.
Difficult Mode: There are nothing to purchase.
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Yoshitsune

Go back to the Main Road if you want to purchased Demonbane for Benkei

There are more villagers you can talk to.

Also, new weapons/armors are available from the Stubborn Blacksmith.

Smooth Street Salesman: No new item!
Buy:
-Kurama Herb                   160Gold
-Tengu Herb                    300Gold
-Miracle Pill                  600Gold
-Talisman of Protection        300Gold
-Talisman of Resurrection     5000Gold
-Charm of Force               1500Gold
-Gem of the War God           2500Gold
-Charm of Protection          1500Gold
-Gem of Protection            2500Gold
-(Stone of Samurai             500Gold - deleted from the list)
-Charm of Flames               900Gold
-Charm of Ice                  900Gold
-Charm of Lightning            900Gold
-Charm of Poison               900Gold
-(Stone of Strength            300Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Stone of Protection          300Gold - deleted from the list)

Stubborn Blacksmith:
Buy:
-(Iron Sword                   300Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Celebrated Iron Sword        400Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Steel Sword                  800Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Celebrated Steel Sword      1000Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Jeweled Sword               1400Gold - deleted from the list)
-Rock Slicer                  1800Gold
-Helm Cleaver                 2100Gold
-Ogre Slayer                  2500Gold new
-(Hexagonal Club               450Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Grand Hexagonal Club         900Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Steel Crushing Maul         1200Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Iron Crusher                1500Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Steel Spear                  750Gold - deleted from the list)
-Grand Iron Crusher           2000Gold
-(Mighty Steel Spear          1100Gold - deleted from the list)
-Wolf Fang Club               2300Gold
-Grand Wolf Fang Club         2700Gold new
-(Sickled Spear               1350Gold - deleted from the list)
-Moon-Shaped Cross Spear      2000Gold
-Heavy Bladed Fauchard        2100Gold
-Mighty Heavy Fauchard        2600Gold new
-(Thin Metal                   250Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Red Leather                  430Gold - deleted from the list)
-Moon Shadow                  1100Gold
-(Blue Threat                  390Gold - deleted from the list)
-(Little Cherry Blossom        950Gold - deleted from the list)
-Rolling Thunder              2100Gold new
-Black Purity                 1600Gold
-Purple Light                 2500Gold new

At this point, you are able to purchase 7(seven) Special Order.
The other 2, you must choose between No Shield - The Crimson Sword
(CS needs Broken Sword and Feather of Yatagarasu) and
Lightning Sword - Floating Cloud (FC needs Nue's Claw and Claw of Raiju)

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Continue Mode: You have already completed your Weapons List for 100%.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Switch player to Benkei.

========
=*Gojo*=
========
------------------
Underground Prison
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : Gem of Good Fortune.
Continue  Mode: Gem of Good Fortune.
Difficult Mode: Absolutely no item.
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Benkei

Get inside to the Underground Prison and to the prison cave no 2 (B12).
Open the sturdy box to get #Gem of Good Fortune#.
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Difficult Mode: Well, you might want to skip this since there is absolutely
                no item from inside the treasuer box in Difficult Mode.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Switch to Yoshitsune at the Dosojin's Shrine.

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Difficult Mode:
============================================
=*Mount Kurama - Revisit 6 with Yoshitsune*=
============================================-----------------------------------
=Add. Essence : +S5.26+
                Essence x2, Defeat samurai soldiers on the way up to the hill
                top, climb up the hill steps next to the Save/Retreat point
                and you will find one group of samurai soldiers on the
                next screen to the left.

                +S5.27+
                Essence x2, Defeat the first group of samurai soldiers on the
                way up to the hill top, climb up the hill steps next to the
                Save/Retreat point and you will find one group of samurai
                soldiers on the next two screens to the left, right after
                +S5.26+.

Funny Thing 3:
Difficult Mode.
When you meet the first group of enemies +S5.25+ and decide to leave them
behind (move to upper part area on the same screen),
the enemies will totally disappear.
Just keep running though you are at the end of the upper area
(Yoshitsune is facing to you on the screen).
If you go back down to the original place they showed up,
they will always welcome you with hospitality.
This is not happening when playing in the Normal and Continue Mode.
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===================
=*Rokuhara Palace*=
===================------------------------------------------------------------
Normal    Mode:
=Item Found   : Essence x8, Gem of the Demi-god, Talisman of Protection x2,
                Tathagata Pill x1, Blue Crescent Moon, Gem of Medicine,
                Potion of Power x1, (Medicine of Power x??), Eight Dragons,
                Ultimate Club, Hi-Potion of Warding x1, Doji Slayer,
                Hi-potion of Protection x1, 500Gold, Tengu Herb x1,
                Hi-Potion of Power x1, Black Lacquered Armor, 100Gold, 100Gold,
                1000Gold, 500Gold, 200Gold, 500Gold, 200Gold, 500Goold,
                500Gold, 500Gold, 100Gold, -1200Gold-, -1500Gold-.
Continue  Mode: The same as in Normal Mode.
Difficult Mode:
=Essence Found: Essence x8.
=Add. Essence : Essence x2 +S5.28+
                Essence x2 +S5.29+
                Essence x2 +S5.30+
                Essence x4 +S5.31+
                Essence x2 +S5.32+
                Essence x2 +S5.33+
                Essence x2 +S5.34+
                Essence x2 +S5.35+
                Essence x2 +S5.36+
                Essence x2 +S5.37+
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Yoshitsune

On the first screen fight some archers and samurai soldiers.
Get *Essence x1* at the place where the archers are positioned.

Walk onto the fishpond, steps on the lands.
On the third land site you will get #Gem of the Demi-god#.
(it is the same place where you picked up Charm of Healing)

Move on to the next screen for another archers battle and at the center
of screen you will get *Essence x1*.

Walk onto the second fishpond, jump to the left for a box with nothing inside
There is a huge stone monument at the center for Benkei to move it(B13).

Another fight on the bridges. Open the box on the right side to get nothing.

The next screen is the main door to the Rokuhara Palace.
Fight archers and Thick Armor. Finish the annoying archers first.
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Difficult Mode: +S5.28+
                Yeah that is right, you need to finish off the archers first
                in order to get Add. Essence x2 Defeat one of archers in front
                of the Rokuhara's main entrance (Kamui and press [] to deflect
                the arrow).
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Inside the palace. Downstairs, and to the next area. The door will open,
break the jar to get =Talisman of Protection x1=.

Move up in circle and the sturdy door no.2 will be broken by the Lizard Man.
On the upper-right corner, hit once to get *Essence x1*.

There is a new path inside the broken sturdy door no.2.
Save/Retreat if you need to. Benkei will be here too.
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Difficult Mode:
===========================================
=*Rokuhara Palace - Revisit 1 with Benkei*=
===========================================------------------------------------
=Add. Essence : +S5.29+
                Essence x2, Defeat samurai soldiers in front of the
                second fishpond.
I switch to Benkei and use the Retreat option to get back to Rokuhara Palace.
                +S5.30+
                Essence x2, Defeat samurai soldiers in front of the main
                entrance to the Rokuhara Palace.
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Before continue on, you can explore to the other door on the left.
Fight the green sumo and to the door on the left just now, fight priestess.
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Difficult Mode:
===========================================
=*Rokuhara Palace - Revisit 1 with Benkei*=
===========================================------------------------------------
=Add. Essence : +S5.31+
                Essence x2, Defeat the priestess on the downstairs after
                defeating the Green Sumo enemies next to the Save/Retreat
                option inside the Broken Sturdy Door 2.
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Upstairs, to the next area. Fight elemental enemies. Use Kamui on them.

See those two gigantic Taiko Drum?
"It should be worth playing" (B14)
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~S1~
Secret Accessory; Gem of Medicine.
Normal and Continue Mode.
-When you play the giant Taiko Drum with Benkei, a treasure box will appear
 at the center contains a secret accessory; Gem of Medicine.
(Gem blessed with healing power,wearer slowly regenerates health during battle)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Difficult Mode: The treasure box will drop, but it is an empty one.
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To the altar on the top and hit once to get *Essence x1*.
On the left wing of the Taiko Drum, get =Tathagata Pill x1= from inside the box
On the right wing, climb up to get *Essence x1* at the center of the crossing.

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Difficult Mode: +S5.32+
                Essence x2, Switch player to Yoshitsune inside the Sturdy Door
                no.2.
                +S5.31+
                Essence x2, Defeat priestess right before the Altar of Kiyomori
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Get back to the Save Point and switch to Benkei.

Go back to where the huge stone monument stands (B13).
Hit once on the monument and you will get #Blue Crescent Moon#
(Benkei's Weapon).

Go back to Rokuhara Palace and sound one of the Taiko Drums (B14) to get
the #Gem of Medicine#.
It does not matter which Taiko Drum you play with, the result will be the same.
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Continue Mode: Yay, I got 2(two) Gem of Medicine.
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Go back to where Yoshitsune is waiting for you just now.

-------------------------------------------
Rokuhara Palace, Sturdy Door no.2 is Broken
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Benkei

Go upstairs. In the room with a big rack (Y05) fight two groups of enemies.
Continue up and break the bamboo screen, go to the right and break one
jar to get =Potion of Power x1=.

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~S2~
Secret Item; Medicine of Power.
Normal Mode and Continue Mode.

Important!
To the right of the Jar you broke just now, there are bamboo screens.
Break it and move forward to the next area.
Go downstairs to fight 4(four) green sumo.

This is the easiest place to get the secret item (Medicine of Power)
and high level up experience bonus.
Use a weapon with a decent or strong power attack to successfully finish them
in one Kamui attack since they have a high defense level.

For the result you will get a 349 Kamui Combo Rating plus +/- 1249 amount
of exp. and a chance to get a secret item; Medicine of Power.
The total attack power will increase according to your weapon's attack.
(If you use Lightning Sword: Attack +75, then the total of your attack point
will be: your current attack + 75 point.

The stronger your weapon, the more additional attack power will you get.
However, the downside is your defense will be cut by a half (only).
(If you equip Eight Dragons for your shield then your defense will only
add 31 points instead of 61 points :).

It is the most powerful item and with this item, it also means your quantity
of items on the menu screen has been completed 100% for Normal Mode.

You can keep coming back to this screen to level up ~Lvl.4~ and collect the
secret item as many times as you like. It is a quick turn over since the
change/next screen is only one step to the upstairs.
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Continue forward, move to upstairs. Fight two groups of Lizard Man.

There is a big rack for Yoshitsune to climb up (Y06).

Get out and fight green sumo again on your way. Once you reach outside,
explore to the other side. At the center you will fight taught enemies.
At the same place on the left side there are some sturdy lattices.
Break those sturdy lattices and at the end open the box to get #Ultimate Club#

Next, move on and break those bamboo screens on the left side.
Leave it for now, just continue forward. At the end, fight enemies and get
*Essence x1* and break the jar to get =Hi-Potion of Warding x1=.

Go back to the bamboo screen just now and fight some enemies if
you like but the big rack is the task for Yoshitsune(Y07).

Now switch back to Yoshitsune.
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Difficult Mode: +S5.33+
                Essence x2, Defeat the 2nd group of samurai soldiers on the
                first big rack (Y05).
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Jump onto the first big rack (Y05)
and get =Talisman of Protection x1= from the jar, plus *Essence x1*
at the middle-left corner.

Continue to downstairs where you fight green sumo, go upstairs where you
fight two groups of lizard Man. Climb up the big rack in here (Y06)
and pick up #Eight Dragons# (Armor for Yoshitsune).

Move on to where Benkei just now broke those sturdy lattices.
Next to it there is bamboo screens and one big rack (Y07).
Climb it up and get #Doji Slayer# (Yoshitsune's Weapon) from inside the box.

Move on to the next area.
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Difficult Mode: +S5.34+
                Essence x2, Defeat samurai soldiers on the next area after the
                3rd big rack (Y07).
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Downstairs, fight Lizard Man and Green Sumo.
To the left area.

Cut scene. This is when the sturdy door no.1 is broken.

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Rokuhara Palace, Sturdy Door no.1 is Broken
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Yoshitsune

(Benkei is ready to help you)

Go out and Save at the sturdy door no.2 if you need to.

Now, back to the sturdy door no.1 and move on to upstairs and turn right.
Break the jar on the right to get =Hi-potion of Protection x1=.

Go the other side and break those bamboo screens.
Inside fight Thick Armor and samurai soldiers then climb up the big rack
to get =500Gold= and =Tengu Herb x1= from those jars.
There is *Essence x1* at the center area of the platforms.
Use your Kamui to reveal it
(From the diagonal side, jump and use the X button to hit it).

Get down, inside this room to the right side there is a path to the
boss area.
You might want to explore a bit, but do not forget to get out of this room
and explore to the opposite (other) side.

At the center you will find those sturdy lattices again.
This is a task for Benkei (B14).

At the center area, fight groups of samurai soldiers.
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Difficult Mode: +S5.35+
                Essence x2, Defeat samurai soldiers at the center area where
                you find the sturdy lattices and Black Lacquered Armor (B15).
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Continue forward. At the end, fight enemies and break the jar
to get =Hi-Potion of Power x1=.

There are also bamboo screens here. Break it and get nothing from the box.
This room is empty in every chapter, what is it for?

Switch to Benkei.

Destroy those sturdy lattices(B15) and get
#Black Lacquered Armor# (Benkei's Armor).

Switch back to Yoshitsune downstairs.

Get inside to the room with bamboo screen.
Again , fight Thick Armor and samurai soldiers.
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Difficult Mode: +S5.36+
                Essence x2, Defeat Thick Armor and samurai soldiers at the
                last big rack on the way to the Final Boss area.
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Funny Thing 4:
Difficult Mode only?.
If you are quick, once you defeat the Thick Armor, his body (black color)
will be available for hit practice and it will not drop on the floor if you
are able to keep hitting it continuously.
The advantage is for your Kamui bars.
I hit it with Benkei (Maybe it is easier to do it with Benkei and the club).

Move on to the Final Boss area.
There will be one sturdy door. Inside is a large room with many guards.
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Difficult Mode: +S5.37+
                Essence x2, Defeat samurai soldiers at the last room
                (downstairs) before you reach to Kiyomori's private room.
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Upstairs is where Kiyomori awaits you.

There is a Save/Retreat Point upstairs.

Collect all the (Gold)money around the room starting from the Save Point to
the right; =100Gold, 100Gold, 1000Gold, 500Gold, 200Gold, 500Gold=
Now to the other side collect health replenish and =200Gold, 500Goold, 500Gold,
500Gold, 100Gold=

If you go back to the Dosojin's Shrine, there is no new item to purchase.

Once you are ready, this is it.

Yoshitsune
Normal Mode     :
Experience Level: Level 41 (Max is Level 50)
Defense Level   : Level 20 (Essence x73)
Continue Mode   :
Experience Level: Level 50 - Max Level
Defense Level   : Level 20 (Essence x143)
Difficult Mode  :
Experience Level: Level  1 - Max Level (Default)
Defense Level   : Level 50 (Essence x215 - Essence x68 unequipped)
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Big Boss   : Kiyomori
Difficulty : Medium
Key Item   : None.
Item       : Money on the jars. =100Gold=, =100Gold=, =1000Gold=, =500Gold=,
             =200Gold=, =500Gold=, =200Gold=, =500Goold=, =500Gold=,
             =500Gold=, =100Gold=.
Money      : 1200Gold (N + C)
Experience for Quick and Challenge battle:
*1980 Exp. -Skilled- Ranking.      2  to 14  hits approx.
*2250 Exp. -Master- Ranking.       15 to 26  hits approx.
*2700 Exp. -Sword Master- Ranking. 27 to 44  hits approx.
*3150 Exp. -Hero- Ranking.         45 to 54  hits approx.
*3600 Exp. -Invincible Ranking.    55 to 343 hits approx.
Conditions : Increase your strength to the max for the quick winning.

Tips       : You can always use R1 to defense as it will only decrease a very
             small amount of your health when get hit and you will not suffer
             from the elemental effect.

             When you are burned, equip Beads of Red and Gold to fasten remove
             the effect. Or else for a quick recovery, assign the Talisman of
             Protection on the directional button.

             When you Kamui gauges is full, use Kamui on him. After he shouts
             "Shine" use a second Kamui and when the laser beam is close to
             you press [] to deflect it. Wait,the second laser beam is coming,
             deflect it, without using Kamui is advisable.
             Successfully doing a 2/3 hits Kamui Combo will destroy Kiyomori's
             shield leaving him Vulnerable as he does not move nor perform any
             counterattack whatsoever when you slash him as you wish for a
             short moment.

             However, you have a choice to finish him with style.
             Obviously, you still have Kamui gauge left
             (Double Kamui is advisable).

             Right after the shield is gone, perform another Kamui on him.
             This time the laser beams is different. You need to wait for a
             short moment and let some of the beams passing by before you need
             to press the Kamui one more time for a Double Kamui.
             Deflect the laser beam and this time it will reduce Kiyomori's
             health. After you hit him, wait until he raises another shield
             before pressing the next Kamui otherwise it will be a waste.

             The easier way is to destroy the shield with combo hits and
             perform a Double/Triple Kamui on Kiyomori once the shield broke.

             And you might want to use the Medicine of Power on him. OUch!!!

             Repeat the pattern for 5(five) times to defeat him if you want to
             use the Kamui style.

             QUICK WINNING:
             Takes about 30 seconds :)
             Equip Charm of Tyranny + powerful weapon before entering the door
             (Strength +40:237, Defense -40:177),
             Run toward Kiyomori,
             quickly use Medicine of Power(Strength + weapon attack point:312)
             (directional button focus on Kiyomori)
             release your Triangle attack + slash for 2/3 hits,
             destroy the shield with combos (around 10 hits more of combo),
             you may need to defend for one fireball,
             destroy the shield,

             slash Kiyomori,
             Kiyomori raises the shield again,
             you will need to block the laser falls and keep hitting to the
             shield or run to your left/right and keep hitting to the shield,
             the shield is destroyed,
             slash Kiyomori for a few hits.
             That is it!!!

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             Continue Mode:
             QUICK WINNING:
             Takes about 15 seconds :)
             Equip Charm of Tyranny and The Gale before entering the door.
             Everything else is the same as above as in the Normal Mode.
             The Triangle attack needs to hit Kiyomori for 2/3 hits with the
             use of Medicine of Power.
             The shield will collapse before Kiyomori got a chance to send
             his fireball.
             slash him with Offensive Combos! (6 hits full power thrust)
             for a final few seconds.
             Result: 25/26 combo hits.
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             CHALLENGE MODE:
             How many combos can you get?
             Equip Charm of Tyranny + Unsigned Sword before entering the door
             Run toward Kiyomori,
             half way!, release your Triangle attack + slash for 2/3 hits,
             Kiyomori raises the shield,
             combo the shield,
             defend for one fireball,
             avoid or block the iceberg and the lightning while keep hitting
             the shield,
             Once the shield is destroyed,
             slash Kiyomori for free,
             Kiyomori raises the shield again,
             and you are pushed to the corner,
             perform Kamui (this way, the combo hit is still counting and
             you are able to approach to the shield),
             send Triangle attack to the shield and 3 hits combo before you
             avoid the laser beams by running to the left or right and keep
             hitting the shield one hit by one hit while keep running from
             the next laser beam (usually there will be 2/3 laser beams),
             you will be pushed to the corner again,
             perform Kamui and the combo hits again to the shield,
             when the shield is destroyed, slash Kiyomori for free,
             repeat the process and remember to block or avoid the laser beam
             and keep sending a hit or two at the shield to preserve the
             combo counting.

             When you are going to be hit, quickly perform Kamui, you will be
             invincible for a temporary moment and the combo counting is
             still preserved.
             The most annoying part is the laser beams (also during a Kamui),
             but do not worry, it usually comes in subsequent within 2 seconds
             in distance or so.
             Proceed to the front of the shield, avoid each of them by running
             to the left and/or right and keep hitting for one time, avoid,
             hit one time again.
             In some cases, the laser attack during a Kamui and your quick eyes
             still manage to see the [] sign, hit it and you will deflect it
             back to Kiyomori. But we are here to accumulate combo hits, right.
             One more thing, when Kiyomori is sending his laser falls,
             just keep running to the left and right to avoid while keep
             hitting one hit at the shield.
             That is it!!! And enjoy the fight :)

             Result in Normal Mode:
             *159 combo hits and Invincible Sword Skill Ranking
              when equipped with Charm of Tyranny and Lightning Sword*
             *343 combo hits and Invincible Sword Skill Ranking
              when equipped with Charm of Tyranny and Unsigned Sword*

Note       : Yoritomo will summon a powerful shield around him.
             You can hit it with combo to break it.
             Meanwhile Yoritomo will send his elemental attacks to you
             First pattern:
             1)Fire Smoke
               One slow fire smoke. Keep moving or jump to avoid.
             2)Twin Fireballs
               Two fireballs with a good speed homing at you.
               Keep moving of jump.
             3)Ice
               Iceberg coming from the ground. Easy to avoid by moving around.
               You can hit to destroy the iceberg.
             4)Lightning
               There as a sign from above your head warning you to run from it.
               When hit you will sometimes be paralyzed for a while.
               Just shake your body to remove the effect.

            After the shield has broken for the first time, he will release
            additional attacks to the pattern:
            5)Laser beam
              It is a quick shot and it will break your defense for a second.
              Not to worry about though.
            6)Doughnut Laser Beams
              A circular laser form as a round doughnut, it's size it getting
              smaller with you inside of it and then explode.
              Jump over the doughnut and you will be fine.
              Other way and more stylish is to use defend(R1) + Jump(X),
              in other words; use dodging at the right timing.
              After the shield has broken for the second time, he will release
              other additional attacks to the pattern:
            7)Golden Iceberg
              This time if you touch it, you will get hit.
              You cannot destroy it.
            8)Laser Beams Drop
              A group of laser beams aiming at you.
                This one is easy to avoid. Just keep moving.
            9)Laser Combo Hits
              This time even you are at defense,
              the next laser beam will hit you. Do not stay in one place.

              All right, this time if you do a Kamui on him, sometimes you will
              need to counterattack 3 laser beams in a row in order to destroy
              the shield. The shield has grown stronger.
              As long as you are equipped with Gem of Medicine and defending as
              needed,  you will be very fine.

              After the shield has broken for the third time, he will release
              other additional attacks to the pattern:
           10)Laser fall
              A group of laser beams send in curve and drop on you.
              Not much different from the Laser Beams Drop.
              Just keep moving.

              To fasten replenish the Kamui gauge, hit and combo the shield.

Kamui Flash:1)When he raises the shield, use Kamui on him.
              He will attack you with laser beams 2/3 times.
              Deflect the laser beams back to Kiyomori destroying the shield.
              When the laser beam is half way to hit you, press [].
            2)Kiyomori will then leave unprotected. Banzai on him!
              If you wish to continue to release another Kamui session,
              he will then perform a more aggressive laser beams attack.
              Press [] when it is close to you to deflect it and put a small!
              damage on Kiyomori.

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Weapon equipped   : Lightning Sword (any weapon)
Accessory equipped: Gem of the Demi-God (to add attack power and defense),
                    Or equip Gem of Medicine for perfect defense,
                    Charm of Tyranny plus Medicine of Power for the
                    quick winning.
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Difficult Mode: Kiyomori is a lot tougher in defense, however, he speaks of
                the same style and you will have no difficulty in defeating him
                The only thing is you will need more time and be more patience.

Weapon equipped   : Ogre Slayer (That is the highest attack level)
Accessory equipped: Gem of Medicine (advisable if you get hurt/Charm of Force)
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Kiyomori is leaving.
Go chase him through the warp point.

Cut scenes.

Yoshitsune:
Normal Mode:
Experience Level: Level 41
Defense Level   : Level 20 (Essence x73)
Continue Mode:
Experience Level: Level 50 - Max Level
Defense Level   : Level 20 (Essence x144)
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Final Boss : Kagekiyo
Difficulty : Medium
Key Item   : None.
Item       : None.
Money      : 1500Gold (N + C).
Experience for Quick and Challenge battle:
*      Exp. -Skilled- Ranking.      1  to 2 Kamui hits.
*      Exp. -Master- Ranking.       3  to 4 Kamui hits.
*      Exp. -Sword Master- Ranking. 5  to 6 Kamui hits.
*      Exp. -Hero- Ranking.         6  to 7 Kamui hits.
* 4000 Exp. -Invincible Ranking.    8  to ? Kamui hits.

Experience : 4230-4500 Exp. for the quick winning. Depends of the Sword Skill.
Conditions : Full Kamui Gauge is a must for the quick winning
            for easy execution.

Tips       : Easy way
             Always defend and attack with Triangle button.
             When he is a bit far, use the direction plus Triangle button
             to hit him.
             When the laser beams comes from the above, run to your right,
             hide under the golden leaves :). It will not hit you!
             Or use defend, you will only loose a very little amount of health
             However, once he is angry/ his health has been reduced by half?
             the last bang of the laser beam will spread on the ground.
             You have to jump onto the golden leaves nearby or jump Up with a
             good timing right after the sixth group of laser beams.

             When he attacks from many directions, just be patience and defend

             When he becomes a black shadow, nothing to worry about.
             Just use the same strategy. Note that his direct attack will
             result for regenerating his health.

             When he becomes shiny, be careful of his poison attack.
             Your health limit will be at 1 the least and if you get another
             hit you know what will happened.
             To avoid the poison, jump onto the golden leaves nearby or equip
             Bead of Purple poison and you will be free of the poison effect.

             Kamui Rules:
             Once started, jump onto the golden leaves on your right.
             When you perform a Kamui, he will ALWAYS come from the above,
             make it easier to detect the timing. You will get 4 hits Kamui
             Combo on him (reduce about a half of his health).
             After that, he will continue attacking you and this will give you
             a chance to counterattack if the timing is right.
             Do not forget to use Medicine of Power on him for big damage.

             Easy trick:
             Be at the top of the center tower, use Kamui on Kagekiyo.
             He will appear in front of you laughing with ZERO defense.
             Feel free to slash him as you wish.
             After a few free slashes, the Kamui process will begin
             just like a normal one.

             QUICK WINNING:
             Takes about 30 seconds (start counting from the Kamui)
             -Full Kamui Gauge-
             Equipped with Charm of Tyranny(Strength +40:237, Defense -40:177)
             jump your way to the center tower,
             wait for Kagekiyo to follow and defend for his first attack,
             quickly use Medicine of Power (Strength + weapon attack point:312)
             quickly perform a Kamui (focus directional button on Kagekiyo).
             Kagekiyo will laugh, slash him for 6 hits combo,
             combo the Kamui for 5 times in a row.
             (you are allowed to use Double, Triple or more Kamui).
             The Kamui will hold for 5 Kamui combo hits.
             That is it!!!!
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             Continue Mode:
             QUICK WINNING:
             Takes about 30 seconds (start counting from the Kamui)
             -Full Kamui Gauge-
             Equipped with Charm of Tyranny and The Gale,
             jump your way to the center tower,
             wait for Kagekiyo to follow and defend for his first attack,
             quickly use Medicine of Power (Strength + weapon attack point:312)
             quickly perform a Kamui.
             Everything else is still the same as above.
             And the timing is still the same too. Well, he is the final boss.
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             CHALLENGE MODE:
             How many combos can you get?
             Equip Charm of Tyranny + Unsigned Sword before entering the fight
             jump your way to the center tower,
             wait for Kagekiyo to follow and defend for his first attack,
             quickly perform a Kamui,
             Kagekiyo will laugh, slash him for 5-6 hits combo,
             combo the Kamui for 5 times in a row.
             Because you equip the Unsigned sword (lowest attack level),
             you will need to hit the [] button for many times on Kagekiyo.
             The Kamui will hold for 5 Kamui combo hits.

             After comboing the Kamui for 5 times in a row,
             Kagekiyo will be released from the Kamui and he will attack you.
             Now, it is Very Important for you to be at the BEST position to
             hit him again at least once and then here we go Kamui again.
             It is advisable to release a Kamui during this important moment
             although Kagekiyo will not be influenced to drag into the Kamui
             session, however, his movement is more predictable and you are
             able to take advantage of it and hit him at least once and then
             be my guess to drag him again into the Kamui session.

             Important! It is safer to defend right after the 5 hits Kamui
             Combo because Kagekiyo moves is a bit unpredictable after
             you comboed him.
             The counting on the screen will stay for a few seconds and
             there is still enough time for you to connect to the next Kamui
             session thus your combo counting will continue.

             If, during the second Kamui session(after the 5 hits Kamui combo)
             you choose to defend and Kagekiyo will then falls down to the
             ground below, you can decide to use another Kamui bar as long as
             Kagekiyo is facing to your standing point.
             And the Kamui will start again at the top of the center tower.

             If, during a defend, Kagekiyo starts a force field attack,
             he will be invincible for a moment even for a Kamui session.
             Just wait for a second and you are welcome to use the Kamui again
             to continue the combo counting.

             Repeat the process.
             That means you need to perform continuous Kamui in order to
             preserve the combo counting on the screen.
             Yes, right after the 5th Kamui combo hits,
             (hit him at least once/defense and wait to release another Kamui)
             Repeat.
             This is the real challenge!.
             How many times can you keep up with Kagekiyo? :)~

             The best timing to hit the [] button is when Kagekiyo rushing down
             from the above and his hand start swinging down to hit you
             with his sword.

Note       : Use the item Medicine of Power to your advantage.

             You are able to jump from one leave to another and finally to
             the highest place, the tower at the center.

             Sometimes he regenerates his own health when he hits you.

Kamui Flash:1)At the top of the center tower, perform Kamui.
              When Kagekiyo attacks you from the above, pay a good attention
              to his hand start swinging down the sword and quickly press [].
              It will be a 5 hits Kamui Combo rating.
            1)In other case, if you perform the Kamui on the ground, you will
              watch him laughing at the top of the center tower.
              At this important moment, place yourself on the right side of
              the screen (or left, it is your choice).
              First attack:
              He will (pay attention) disappear and suddenly reappear on the
              ground (left point from where you stand).
              He is very fast to attack you, almost when he appears take a
              1/10 second and then press the [] button.
              The second attack up to the fifth one will be from the left
              since you are already at the most right side of the screen.
              It will be a 5 hits Kamui Combo rating.
              But since Kagekiyo is really FAST, I suggest you to supply
              for a full Kamui bar on your pocket.
              If possible, on the first hit from Kagekiyo,
              do not use a Kamui bar. Save it for the next big hits.

Weapon equipped   : Lightning Sword (any weapon)
Accessory equipped: Gem of the Demi-God (to add attack power and defense),
                    Or equip Beads of Purple Poison (to prevent the effect of
                    Poison attack),
                    Or equip Gem of Medicine for perfect defense,
                    Charm of Tyranny plus Medicine of Power for the quick
                    winning.
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Difficult Mode: Kiyomori is a lot more tougher! in defense.
                He speaks of the same style, but you will have a little bit of
                difficulty in defeating him. His defense is sooo strong it
                only reduce a tiny bit when you hit him and a little bit only
                when you perform a single kamui.
                The best thing you can do is to perform continuous Kamui Combo
                because the more Kamui combo hits, the more damage he will earn

Weapon equipped   : Ogre Slayer (That is the highest attack level)
Accessory equipped: Gem of Medicine (advisable if you get hurt/Charm of Force)
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Cut scenes.
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Congratulations for clearing the game!

Clear data may be saved.
Would you like to save?
Yes                  No

If you quit without saving the Clear Data, the unlocked Extras information
will not be saved. Is this okay?
Yes                  No

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Congratulations! Yoshitsune's battle is over for now.
New game modes and items have been added to your Extras menu.
We hope you continue to enjoy the game.

Clear data may be saved.
Would you like to save?
Yes                  No

If you quit without saving the Clear Data, the unlocked Extras information
will not be saved. Is this okay?
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Difficult Mode:
Congratulations on clearing the Difficult Mode.
As proof of clearing Difficult Mode,
various collections of concept art have been added to your Extras menu.

Clear Data may be saved.
Would you like to save?
Yes                  No
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End of Chapter 3
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Normal Mode:

Yoshitsune's Experience Level: Level 41
Yoshitsune's Health Level    :  1
Yoshitsune's Attack Level    :  1
Yoshitsune's Defense Level   : 20

Benkei's Experience Level    : Level 41
Benkei's Health Level        :  1
Benkei's Attack Level        :  1
Benkei's Defense Level       :  1

Yoshitsune's Health          : 720
Yoshitsune's Attack          : 122(pure)
Yoshitsune's Defense         : 156(pure)

Benkei's Health              : 876
Benkei's Attack              : 151(pure)
Benkei's Defense             : 98(pure)

Money on Hand                : 108074Gold
Healing Item used so far     : NONE
Unequipped Amahagane         : Essence x15

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Continue Mode:

Yoshitsune's Experience Level: Level 50 - Max Level
Yoshitsune's Health Level    :  1
Yoshitsune's Attack Level    :  1
Yoshitsune's Defense Level   : 20

Benkei's Experience Level    : Level 50 - Max Level
Benkei's Health Level        :  1
Benkei's Attack Level        :  1
Benkei's Defense Level       :  1

Yoshitsune's Health          : 760
Yoshitsune's Attack          : 136(pure)
Yoshitsune's Defense         : 165(pure)

Benkei's Health              : 891
Benkei's Attack              : 162(pure)
Benkei's Defense             : 107(pure)

Money on Hand                : 198122Gold (never use the wealth accumulation)
Healing Item used so far     : NONE
Unequipped Amahagane         : Essence x87

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Difficult Mode:

Yoshitsune's Experience Level: Level  1 (by default)
Yoshitsune's Health Level    :  1
Yoshitsune's Attack Level    :  1
Yoshitsune's Defense Level   :  50

Benkei's Experience Level    : Level  1 (by default)
Benkei's Health Level        :  1
Benkei's Attack Level        :  1
Benkei's Defense Level       :  1

Yoshitsune's Health          : 200
Yoshitsune's Attack          : 15(pure)
Yoshitsune's Defense         : (pure)

Benkei's Health              : 300
Benkei's Attack              : 30(Pure)
Benkei's Defense             : 20(Pure)

Money on Hand                : 0Gold
Healing Item used so far     : NONE
Unequipped Amahagane         : Essence x


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End of Chapter 3
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Normal and Continue Mode:
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Total Essence of Amahagane collected - Chapter 1 – Normal Mode        : 28pcs
Additional Essence                   - Chapter 1 – Normal Mode        :  0pcs
Total Essence of Amahagane collected - Chapter 2 – Normal Mode        : 13pcs
Additional Essence                   - Chapter 2 – Normal Mode        :  0pcs
Total Essence of Amahagane collected - Chapter 3 – Normal Mode        : 32pcs
Additional Essence                   - Chapter 3 – Normal Mode        :  0pcs
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Total Essence of Amahagane collected - End of      Normal Mode        : 73pcs
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Total Essence of Amahagane collected - Chapter 1 - Continue Mode      : 28pcs
Additional Essence                   - Chapter 1 – Continue Mode      :  0pcs
Total Essence of Amahagane collected - Chapter 2 - Continue Mode      : 13pcs
Additional Essence                   - Chapter 2 – Continue Mode      :  0pcs
Total Essence of Amahagane collected - Chapter 3 - Continue Mode      : 32pcs
-Hermitage of Tamayoribito            1pcs
-Mount Kurama - Revisit 4,Yoshitsune  7pcs
-Myogyoji Temple                     12pcs
-Gojo                                 4pcs
-Rokuhara Palace                      8pcs = 32pcs
Additional Essence                   - Chapter 3 – Continue Mode      :  0pcs
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Total Essence of Amahagane collected - End of    - 1st Continue Mode  :146pcs
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End of Chapter 3
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Difficult Mode:
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Total Essence of Amahagane collected - Chapter 1 - Difficult Mode     : 20pcs
Additional Essence                   - Chapter 1 - Difficult Mode     : 61pcs
Total Essence of Amahagane collected - Chapter 2 - Difficult Mode     : 12pcs
Additional Essence                   - Chapter 2 - Difficult Mode     : 40pcs
Total Essence of Amahagane collected - Chapter 3 - Difficult Mode     : 30pcs
-Hermitage of Tamayoribito            0pcs
-Mount Kurama - Revisit 4,Yoshitsune  6pcs
-Myogyoji Temple                     12pcs
-Gojo                                 4pcs
-Rokuhara Palace                      8pcs = 30pcs
Notes:
-Minus Essence x1 at the Mt. Kurama (minus Essence x1 at the top of the alcove)

Additional Essence in Chapter 3:                                      : 52pcs
 S5.16:                               2pcs
 S5.17:                               2pcs
 S5.2 :                               2pcs
 S5.18:                               2pcs
 S5.19:                               4pcs
 S5.20:                               2pcs
 S5.21:                               2pcs
 S5.22:                               2pcs
 S5.23:                               2pcs
 S5.24:                               2pcs
 S5.4 :                               2pcs
 S5.25:                               2pcs
 S5.26:                               2pcs
 S5.27:                               2pcs
 S5.28:                               2pcs
 S5.29:                               2pcs
 S5.30:                               2pcs
 S5.31:                               4pcs
 S5.32:                               2pcs
 S5.33:                               2pcs
 S5.34:                               2pcs
 S5.35:                               2pcs
 S5.36:                               2pcs
 S5.37:                               2pcs = 52pcs
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Total Essence of Amahagane collected - Chapter 3 - 1st Difficult Mode :215pcs
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VI.                               AMAHAGANE
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*Secrets:
1. Chapter 3:
   Normal and Continue Mode:
   (On Difficult Mode, the treasure box is empty but you will get the
   Gem of Medicine from the True 100 Kills Challenge in Chapter 3)
   *S1:
    There is a double Taiko Drum at the end of Rokuhara Palace (just before you
    get the Essence of Amahagane from the altar on the top). Use Benkei to
    (sound) play with the Taiko Drum and a treasure box contains
    Gem of Medicine will appear at the center.

2.  Chapter 3:
    Normal and Continue Mode:
    *S2:
    On the second session of the Rokuhara Palace (the first sturdy door has
    been broken), upstairs, get out of the room and to the viewing side,
    To the right of the Jar you broke just now, there are bamboo screens.
    Break it and move on the downstairs.
    Fight the green sumo
    (the one you fought inside the Underground Prison, Gojo,
    just before you enter the room to fight Devilish Hoe Goblin, Chapter 3).
    Perform a successful Kamui on 4 of them (they will jump high disappear
    from the screen and will bump on you).

    This is the easiest place to get the secret item (Medicine of Power)
    and high level up experience bonus, S2
    Use a weapon with a decent or strong power attack to successfully
    finish them in one Kamui attack since they have a high defense level.

    For the result you will get a 349 Kamui Combo Rating plus +/- 1249 amount
    of exp and a chance to get a secret item; Medicine of Power
    The total attack power will increase according to your weapon's attack.
    (If you use Lightning Sword: Attack: 75 points,
    then the total of your attack will be your current attack + 75 points.
    The stronger your weapon the more additional attack power will you get.
    However, the downside is your defense will be cut by a half (only).
    (If you equip Eight Dragons for your shield then your defense will only
    add 31 points instead of 61 points :).

    It is the most powerful item and with this item, that also means your
    quantity of items on the menu screen has been completed 100%
    for Normal Mode

    You can keep coming back to this screen to level up (L3)and collect the
    secret item as many times as you like. It is a quick turn over since the
    change/next screen is only one step to the upstairs.
    -Actually, you can get this item since the first time you meet with the
     green sumo creature (Underground Prison, Rokuhara Palace), but anyway,
     it is a rare item and when it comes to easiness and time efficiency,
     why not just wait until chapter 3 so you can also get a lot of bonus
     level up experience, not to mention that it drops more frequent
     on chapter 3 :).

3. Chapter (1,2,)3:
   *S3
   Normal Mode, Continue Mode and Difficult Mode
   -Clear The Way-
   Mount Kurama, Revisit 1 with Yoshitsune:
   One interesting thing is to use your Kamui on those Samurai Soldiers from
   the screen before you located the jar.
   Climb up the cliff next to the save point, to the left screen,
   fight 4 samurai, to the next screen.
   Leave the samurai on this scren and continue to move forward, use Kamui.
   Move forward to the hill top and the Kamui session is always be with you,
   deleting the chance to get spotted by another group of samurai soldiers
   on the next screen.
   (if you just stand still the Kamui session will be over)
   On your way to the hill top (Kurama hideout) and you will not be bothered
   by any of the samurai soldiers on your way.
   (If you do this in Chapter 1, you can pick up the Bracelet of Man without
   getting hassled)
   Find your way back and down the hill, your Kamui session will be finished
   once you reach the next screen loading.
   -Actually, you can try to do this in other places too-

4. Chapter 3:
   Continue Mode:
   *S4
   -The Gale and Boulder Piercer-
   Secret Weapons from the Stubborn Blacksmith.
   Once you have collected al the weapons on the Weapons List,
   visit the Stubborn Blacksmith and he will reward you as promised:
   The Gale and Boulder Piercer.
   With it you are given the [] sign for timing in a counterattack,
   including during the fight with bosses.

5. Chapter 1:
   Difficult Mode:
   *S5
   Start Collecting Additional Essence of Amahagane!!! +
   Use of Kamui on them will give you Essence x2 instead of x1!!!.
   Mt. Kurama:
   S5.1
    *Mt. Kurama revisit 1, first screen.
     Defeat samurai soldiers and sometimes/a bit rare they will drop Essence
     (more reliable on the Japanese version).

   Myogyoji Temple:
   S5.2
    *Right before the big red door, second group of enemies,
     just keep coming back through the big red door!.
   S5.3
    *At the ground before the stairs to the big red door,
     2nd group of enemies
   S5.4
    *Right after the big red door/ in front of the building with
     the Save/Retreat option. Defeat the priestess.
     I did this with Benkei right after getting the Amber Prayer Beads.

   Nue's Place:
   S5.5
    *Right after you defeat Nue.
     Beat down priestess and some of them will drop Essence.
     I collected Essecnce x31 :)~ but then I need to move on.

   Gojo:
   S5.6
    *At the Gojo Bridge, defeat samurai soldiers.

   S5.7
     *After the Gojo Bridge, defeat Thick Armor.

    Rokuhara Palace:
   S5.8
    *Downstairs right after the main entrance of the Rokuhara Palace.
     Defeat priestess.

   Chapter 2:
   Difficult Mode:
   Trial of Tenkukai:
   S5.9
    *A group of monkeys just before the door to fight
     the Four Handed Swords.

   Trial of Tenkukai - revisit 1 with Benkei:
   S5.10
    *A group of small monkeys before the Stone Monument.
   S5.11
    *A group of monkeys on the floating platform after the
     Stone Monument.
     You might want to beat down the small monkeys first instead of the
     big one because the big one will call for more backups and one of
     the backups might carry the Essence you are looking for.
     This way, you will also save some travel time, or not.
     It might become a little difficult to handle the situation with the
     big monkey still playing in the field and get stronger and stronger.

   Trial of Chisinkai:
   S5.12
    *Area 1, intersection 1, Right path, defeat Statue Soldiers.

   Trial of Chisinkai - revisit 1 with Yoshitsune:
   S5.12
    *Area 1, intersection 1, Right path, defeat Statue Soldiers.
   S5.13
    *Area 1, intersection 3, get Additional Essence from
     the first group of Beast Wolf.

   Trial of Tenkukai - revisit 2 with Yoshitsune:
   S5.10
    *A group of small monkeys before the Stone Monument.
   S5.11
    *A group of monkeys on the floating platform after the
      Stone Monument.
  S5.14
   *A group of monkeys at the place of the Mid Boss;
     the Four Handed Swords.
  S5.15
   *A group of monkeys before the grey floating platforms leading to
    the place of the Boss.

   Chapter 3:
   Difficult Mode:
   S5.16
    *The very first group of enemies at the beginning of the
   Myogyoji Temple.
   S5.17
    *The stairs path to the Mansion of Yorenshu right after the
     building with the Save/Retreat option.

   Mansion of Yorenshu:
   S5.18
    *Defeat Lightning Elemental enemies at the alley after the room with
     double book shelf on the left and right
     (right after you get the Samonji's Sword).
   S5.19
    *Defeat Fire Elemental enemies at the alley just before
     the Sapphire/Ruby Seal room with the Save/Retreat option.
     (Intersection 3, Upper path).
   S5.20
    *Defeat (all)Fire Elemental at the room where Benkei got the
     Ruby Prayer Beads
     (Just go Up, Up, Up from where Benkei starts).
   S5.21
    *Remember Yoshitsune's path?.
     From the room with a type L book shelf, go out to the Up/North
     path and you will fight 3(three) Ice Elemental.
     If you feel vibration, they will surely drop the Add. Essence.

    Myogyoji Temple: Revisit 1 with Yoshitsune
    S5.22
     *Defeat samurai soldiers at the stairs path
      (the 2nd group of enemies at the beginning of Myogyoji Temple)
    S5.23
     *Defeat enemies in front of the building where you found
      Bracelet of Heavens
      (Go through the big red door and continue to the left area).

    Myogyoji Temple: Revisit 2 with Benkei
    S5.24
     *Defeat 2nd group of enemies on the roof top of the building where
      you found the Bracelet of Heavens
      (From the belfry area, jump onto the upper roof of the building
      on the right side, then jump across to the roof top of the
      building on the opposite/left side).

    Gojo bridge:
    S5.25 Defeat the second group of enemies at the Gojo Bridge.

    Mt. Kurama, Revisit 6 with Yoshitsune:
    S5.26
     *Defeat samurai soldiers on the way to the hill top,
      climb up the hill steps next to the Save/Retreat point
      and you will find one group of samurai soldiers on the
      next screen to the left.
    S5.27
     *Defeat the first group of samurai soldiers on the way
      up to the hill top,
      climb up the hill steps next to the Save/Retreat point
      and you will find one group of samurai soldiers on the
      next two screens to the left, right after (S5.26).

     Rokuhara Palace:
     S5.28
      *Defeat one of archers in front of the Rokuhara's main entrance
       (Kamui and press [] to deflect the arrow).

     Rokuhara Palace, Revisit 1 with Benkei:
     S5.29
      *Defeat samurai soldiers in front of the second fishpond.
     S5.30
      *Defeat samurai soldiers in front of the main entrance to
       the Rokuhara Palace.
     S5.31
      *Defeat priestess on the downstairs after defeating the
       Green Sumo enemies next to the Save/Retreat option inside
       the Broken Sturdy Door 2.
     S5.32
      *Defeat priestess right before the Altar of Kiyomori.

     Rokuhara Palace, Sturdy Door 2 is Broken:
     S5.33
      *Defeat the 2nd group of samurai soldiers on the first big rack
       (Y05).
     S5.34
      *Defeat samurai soldiers on the next area after the 3rd big rack
       (Y07).

     Rokuhara Palace, Sturdy Door 1 is Broken:
     S5.35
      *Defeat samurai soldiers at the center area where you find the
       sturdy lattices and Black Lacquered Armor (B15).
     S5.36
      *Defeat Thick Armor samurai soldiers at the last big rack
       on the way to the Final Boss area.
     S5.37
      *Defeat samurai soldiers at the last room (downstairs) before
       you reach to Kiyomori's private room

  Well, you guess it, the harvest time is here already!!!
  Just keep coming back through the other side of the door/area or use
  the Retreat option and start collecting the Essence 'till you are
  satisfied!!!.

  After a while, they will not drop the Essence for some time.

  Pay attention that some of the places above are a bit rare to drop Essence!

  Hmm, I wonder that Additional Essence is spread all over Japan?

  I have to assume that there are many random places offer Additional Essence
  and perhaps I miss some of the places because of its random style.

6. Chapter 3:
   Difficult Mode:
   *S6
   Secret Item from Raiju on Difficult Mode.
   Get Tengu Herb x1 from Raiju, the only exception in Difficult Mode.

7. Chapter 3:
   Difficult Mode:
   *S7:
   Multi Kamui (Three times a Kamui during a single Kamui session)
   on Devilish Moritoshi Hoe Goblin Taira (MK), Underground Prison.
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VII.                              SAMONJI'S
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*Codes:
1.
2.




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VIII.                           ROKUHARA PALACE
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*Things to do:
1. Chapter 1, Normal Mode:
   Mt. Kurama, 1st screen enemies.
   -Additional Essence in Normal Mode, S5.1-
   It is more reliable on the Japanese version though.
   FYI,
   I once got Additional Essence at Gojo in Normal Mode when defeating
   enemies with the Jump + Triangle + X technique from Ranma Chiu.

   Chapter 1, Normal Mode:
   Mount Kurama, Revisit 1 with Yoshitsune.
   -Clear The Way- S3

   Chapter 1, Continue Mode:
   Main Road.
   -Record List (Weapon List)-

   Chapter 1, Normal Mode:
   Gojo.
   -Defeat Hoe Goblin with the Jump + Triangle + X technique-
   (Submission from Ranma Chiu <ranma_hiryu@hotmail.com>)
   Remember that you can do this to other big guys.

   Chapter 1, Normal Mode:
   Mount Kurama, Revisit 3 with Yoshitsune.
   -Get the Bead of Good Fortune and Essence x1 at the top of the alcove-
   Thanks to Natoechang, gamefaqs.com Message Boards for his info.


   Chapter 1, Difficult Mode:
   Myogyoji Temple.
   -Additional Essence, S5.2 - S5.4-
   -Additional Essence, S5.5-

   Chapter 1, Difficult Mode:
   Gojo.
   -Additional Essence, S5.6 - S5.8-

   Chapter 1, Continue and Difficult Mode:
   Myogyoji Temple.
   -(True) 100 Kills Challenge-

   Chapter 1, Normal Mode:
   Gojo, Underground Prison.
   -Kamui Flash for Hoe Goblin upgraded version-
   You should perform twice a Kamui for him to drop the Steel Gauntlet.
   Submission from Steven Woo <genki1314@hotmail.com


2. Chapter 2, Continue Mode and Difficult Mode:
   Hiraizumi river side, under the bridge.
   -(True) 100 Kills Challenge-

   Chapter 2, Normal, Continue and Difficult Mode:
   Trial of Tenkukai, ride the floating platform after the Stone Monument.
   -Get the highest Kamui Combo Rating and bonus experience- Lvl.1

   Chapter 2, Normal, Continue and Difficult Mode:
   Trial of Tenkukai, turn right on the place of Lvl.1
   -Get the highest Kamui Combo Rating and bonus experience- Lvl.2

   Chapter 2, Difficult Mode:
   Trial of Tenkukai,
   -Additional Essence, S5.9-

   Chapter 2, Difficult Mode:
   Trial of Tenkukai, Revisit 1 with Benkei.
   -Additional Essence, S5.10 and S5.11-

   Chapter 2, Difficult Mode:
   Trial of Chisinkai.
   -Additional Essence, S5.12-

   Chapter 2, Difficult Mode:
   Trial of Chisinkai.
   -Defeating Statue of God with Iron Crusher!-

   Chapter 2, Difficult Mode:
   Trial of Chisinkai, Revisit 1 with Yoshitsune.
   -Additional Essence, S5.13-
   -Funny Thing 1-

   Chapter 2, Difficult Mode:
   Trial of Tenkukai, Revisit 2 with Yoshitsune.
   -Additional Essence, S5.14 - S5.15-


3. Chapter 3:

   Chapter 3, Continue Mode:
   Mount Kurama, Revisit 4 with Yoshitsune.
   -Get the Bead of Warriors and Essence x1 at the top of the alcove-
   Thanks to Natoechang, gamefaqs.com Message Boards for his info.

   Chapter 3, Normal, Continue, Difficult Mode:
   Mount Kurama, Revisit 4 with Yoshitsune.
   -Clear The Way- S3

   Chapter 3, Difficult Mode:
   Myogyoji Temple.
   -Additional Essence, S5.16-

   Chapter 3, Continue and Difficult Mode:
   Myogyoji Temple.
   -(True) 100 Kills Challenge-

   Chapter 3, Difficult Mode:
   Myogyoji Temple.
   -Get the Bracelet of Heavens with Yoshitsune (Y04)-

   Chapter 3, Difficult Mode:
   Nue's Place.
   -Secret Health Item from Raiju- S6

   Chapter 3, Difficult Mode:
   Myogyoji Temple.
   Stairs Down from Belfry area to the big red door area.
   -Additional Essence, S5.17-

   Chapter 3, Continue Mode:
   Main Road.
   -Purchase the last Special Order to complete 100% Weapons List-
   You will receive The Gale and The Boulder Piercer. S4

   Chapter 3, Difficult Mode:
   Mansion of Yorenshu.
   -Additional Essence, S5.18 - S5.21-

   Chapter 3, Difficult Mode:
   Myogyoji Temple, Revisit 1 with Yoshitsune.
   -Additional Essence, S5.22 - S5.24-

   Chapter 3, Difficult Mode:
   Gojo Street.
   -Additional Essence, S5.25-

   Chapter 3, Normal, Continue, Difficult Mode:
   Gojo Bridge
   -Level Up easily by getting big experience- Lvl.3
   After Gojo Bridge
   -Funny Thing 2.

   Chapter 3, Difficult Mode:
   Gojo, Underground Prison.
   -Multi Kamui (Kamui Flash no.3) on Devilish Hoe Goblin- S7

   Chapter 3, Difficult Mode:
   Mt. Kurama, Revisit 6 with Yoshitsune.
   -Additional Essence, 5.26- 5.27-
   -Funny Thing 3-

   Chapter 3, Difficult Mode:
   Rokuhara Palace.
   -Additional Essence, S5.28-

   Chapter 3, Difficult Mode:
   Rokuhara Palace, Revisit 1 with Benkei.
   -Additional Essence, S5.29 - S5.31-
   -Secret Accessory; Gem of Medicine- S1

   Chapter 3, Difficult Mode:
   Rokuhara Palace, Yoshitsune.
   -Additional Essence, S5.32-

   Chapter 3, Normal and Continue Mode:
   Rokuhara Palace, Sturdy Door no.2 is Broken.
   -Secret Item, Medicine of Power- S2
   -Level Up easily by getting big experience- Lvl.4

   Chapter 3, Difficult Mode:
   Rokuhara Palace, Sturdy Door no.2 is Broken.
   -Additional Essence, S5.33 - S5.34

   Chapter 3, Difficult Mode:
   Rokuhara Palace, Sturdy Door no.1 is Broken
   -Additional Essence, S5.33 - S5.36
   -Funny Thing 4-
   -Additional Essence, S5.37-

   Chapter 3, Normal, Continue and Difficult Mode:
   Rokuhara Palace, Kiyomori's Private Room.
   -Quick Winning and Challenge Mode against Kiyomori-

   Chapter 3, Normal, Continue and difficult Mode:
   Final Battle.
   -Quick Winning and Challenge Mode against Kagekiyo-

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*Funny Things:

Funny Thing 1:
Normal, Continue and Difficult Mode.
Chapter 2, Trial of Chisinkai: Revisit 1 with Yoshitsune.
   At the intersection 1, there is one strange thing when fighting those two
   Statue Soldiers. When performing a Kamui on them, the other one goes down
   on its knee to the ground and sacrifice himself giving the soul to its
   partner.
   When I load the save data to prove it, nothing happens?.
   Well, I experienced it again at the place of the Statue of God.
   I guess it is a kind of harakiri to give their soul to the chosen one to
   carry on their spirit and purpose to defeat the enemy(Yoshitsune and Benkei)

Funny Thing 2:
Normal, Continue and Difficult Mode.
Chapter 3, Gojo, after the bridge.
   Finish off the enemies except the leader (red armor) for the last.
   Now, when he is defeated, you can smash his body (black color,
   standing position) repeatedly (unlimited?) before it touches the ground
   (I played Benkei -with Club- on the revisit to Underground Prison).
   At least you can use it to recharge the Kamui Bars.

Funny Thing 3:
Difficult Mode.
Chapter 3, Mount Kurama - Revisit 6 with Yoshitsune.
   When you meet the first group of enemies, S5.25 and decide to leave them
   behind (move to upper part area on the same screen), the enemies will
   totally disappear.
   Just keep running though you are at the end of the upper area
   (Yoshitsune is facing to you on the screen).
   If you go back down to the original place they showed up,
   they will always welcome you with warm hospitality.
   This is not happening when playing in the Normal and Continue Mode.

Funny Thing 4:
Difficult Mode only?
Chapter 3, Rokuhara Palace, Sturdy Door no.1 is Broken,
-Defeat Thick Armor at the place you get, S5.36, at the last big rack-
   If you are quick, once you defeat the Thick Armor, his body (black color)
   will be available for hit practice and it will not drop on the floor if you
   are able to keep hitting it continuously.
   The advantage is for your Kamui bars.
   I hit it with Benkei (Maybe it is easier to do it with Benkei and the club).

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*Place of (True) 100 Kills Challenge:
Continue and Difficult Mode:
1. Chapter 1: Heian Kyoto
   Place: Myogyoji Temple, building with the Save/Retreat point
   (before the belfry area).
   At the center there is a round carving says
   "Return to this place upon completion and the door to another dimension
   shall open".

2. Chapter 2: Oushu Hiraizumi
   Place: Outside the Fujiwara house, on the way to the Shops,
   down the stairs by the river after the bridge. By the side of the river
   (on the wall) there is a round carving says
   "Return to this place upon completion and the door to another dimension
   shall open"

3. Chapter 3: Devil City Heian Kyoto
   It is the same as in Chapter 1.
   Place: Myogyoji Temple, building with the Save/Retreat point
   (before the belfry area).
   At the center there is a round carving says
   "Return to this place upon completion and the door to another dimension
   shall open".

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*Kamui Combo Rating:
Defeat 1-2 enemies: No rating
Defeat 3   enemies: Flower
Defeat 4   enemies: Bird
Defeat 5   enemies: Wind
Defeat 6   enemies: Moon
Defeat 7   enemies: Moon
Defeat 8   enemies: Moon
Defeat 16-30/more enemies using Kamui combos: Moon

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*Sword Skill Ranking:
Normal Mode:
1. Skilled     : 1-2 Kills or 02-03 hits or 1 hit  Kamui Combo
2. Master      : 3-4 Kills or 12-15 hits or 2 hits Kamui Combo
3. Sword Master: 5-6 Kills or 24-27 hits or 4 hits Kamui Combo
4. Hero        : 6-7 Kills or 43-46 hits or 6 hits Kamui Combo - 2 times Kamui
5. Invincible  : 7-8 Kills or 52-55 hits or 7 hits Kamui Combo - 2 times Kamui

The above data is taken from the very beginning of the game,
Yoshitsune is lvl 1 increase to lvl 2, equipped with Unsigned Sword (default).
It is may not be a very accurate data since it is influenced by other factors.

The higher your Sword Skill the higher your level up bonus experience.

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-How about a bonus skill if you are able to pull out all of the Kamui Styles per
character or at least up to a certain percentage?-

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*Key Items:
Chapter 1:
1. Yoshitsune Amahagane x1
   Received automatically since the beginning.
2. Benkei’s Amahagane x1
   Received once you defeated Benkei at the Gojo Bridge.
3. Nue’s Amahagane x1
   Received once you defeated Nue’s, boss at the Myogyoji Temple.
4. Hoe Goblin’s Amahagane x1
   Defeat Moritoshi Hoe Goblin Taira (Shoki) in Gojo, before the bridge.
   Automatically added to the Key Item Menu.
5. Broken Sword x1
   Pick up from item box when revisit Mount Kurama after first meeting with
   Kiichi Hogen.
6. Hoe Goblin’s Gauntlet x1
   Defeat Moritoshi Hoe Goblin Taira (Shoki) in Gojo, before the bridge.
   Must use Kamui on him.
7. Nue’s Claw x2
   Use Kamui on Nue, boss at the Myogyoji Temple twice.
8. Sleeve of a large armor x3
   Defeat 1(one) armored Mid Boss with huge sword using Kamui before entering
   Heishi Mansion in Gojo and defeat 2(two) more just before entering the main
   door of Rokuhara Palace.
9. Steel Gauntlet x1
   Defeat Moritoshi Hoe Goblin Taira (Shoki) -upgraded- using a Counterattack.
   (I did it after a Double Kamui and then keep hitting the attack button,
   hopefully will Counterattack) If success, it will drop to the ground.
10.Amber Prayer Beads x1
   Pick up at the central room inside the middle path door on the top area of
   the Myogyoji temple.
11.Obsidian Prayer Beads x1
   Pick up inside the underground prison at the Heishi Mansion in Gojo.

Chapter 2:
12.Feather of Yatagarasu x1
   Defeat Yatagarasu in the Trial of Tenkukai (Heavenly Realm)
13.Yatagarasu's Amahagane x1
   Defeat Yatagarasu in the Trial of Tenkukai (Heavenly Realm)
14.Jeweled Sword of Gold x1
   Defeat Yatagarasu in the Trial of Tenkukai (Heavenly Realm)
15.Piece of Divine Stone x4
   Defeat the Divine Stone x4 in the final battle of Chisinkai Trial
   (Iwayashiro).
16.Ornamental Club x1
   Defeat Iwayashiro at the Trial of Chisinkai and you can pick it up
   From inside the item box.

Chapter 3:
17.Claw of Raiju x2
   Defeat Raiju at Nue’s Place, Myogyoji Temple.
18.Sapphire Prayer Beads,
   Located at Mansion of Yorenshu. Unseal the Sapphire seal.
19.Ruby Prayer Beads x1
   Located at Mansion of Yorenshu. Unseal the Ruby seal.
20.Giant Evil Bone x1
   Performed a Kamui on the Giant Stone when fighting Kuyo at the
   Mansion of Yorenshu.
21.Crystal Ball x1
   Performed a Kamui on the Giant Stone when fighting Kuyo at the
   Mansion of Yorenshu, and the second Kamui combo will be on Kuyo.
22.Cursed Gauntlet x1
   Perform a Kamui on Devilish Hoe Goblin Moritoshi Taira at the
   Underground Prison.

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*Special Order from the Stubborn Blacksmith:
1. Sword of Nue’s Claw
   Create from:
   *Broken Sword - Chapter 1
   (Small item box, Kurama Mt, Revisit 1 with Yoshitsune)
   *Nue’s Claw - Chapter 1
   (Kamui on Nue, boss behind the sealed door, myogyoji temple)
   Attack: 35
   A sword that is as sharp as Nue’s Claws. It carries a
   lightning attribute and paralyzes those who are cut.
   Weapon for Yoshitsune
   Price: 2400Gold

2. Blade of The Thunderbolt
   Create from:
   *Nue’s Claw - Chapter 1
   (Kamui on Nue, boss behind the sealed door, myogyoji temple)
   *Hoe Goblin’s Gauntlet - Chapter 1
   (kamui on Moritoshi Hoe Goblin Taira (Shoki), Gojo)
   Attack: 74
   A fauchard that emits thunderbolts from its tip.
   Those pierced by it are paralyzed.
   Weapon for Benkei.
   Price: 2800Gold

3. No Shield
   Create from:
   *Sleeve of a large armor - Chapter 1
   (Kamui on 2 Thick Armor, right before the main door to the inside of
   the Rokuhara Palace)
   *Feather of Yatagarasu - Chapter 2
   (Kamui on Yatagarasu at the end of Tenkukai Trial, Konjikido)
   Defense: 53
   An Armor that is so hard there is no need to carry a shield.
   Imbued with ice resistance.
   Shield for Yoshitsune
   Price: 4200Gold

4. Crimson Sword
   Create from:
   *Broken Sword - Chapter 1
   (Small item box, Kurama Mt, Revisit 1 with Yoshitsune)
   *Jeweled Sword of Gold - Chapter 2
   (Kamui on Yatagarasu at the end of Tenkukai Trial, Konjikido)
   Attack: 50 (covered in flame)
   Possessed by the power of Yatagarasu, the blade is red hot and
   covered in flame.
   Sword for Yoshitsune
   Price:  3800Gold

5. Heaven's Chain
   Create from:
   *Sleeve of a large armor - Chapter 1
   (Kamui on 2 Thick Armor, right before the main door to the inside of
   the Rokuhara Palace)
   *Piece of Divine Stone - Chapter 2
   (Kamui on the Divine Stone, at the end of Chisinkai Trial, Konjikido)
   Defense: 90 (lightning resistance)
   Heavy chain mail armor with lightning resistance.
   Armor for Benkei
   Price: 4400Gold

6. Ogre's Iron Club
   Create from:
   *Steel Gauntlet - Chapter 1
   (Counterattack once or twice a Kamui one after another on Moritoshi
   Hoe Goblin Taira (Shoki) -upgraded version-, Gojo.
   Search for the submission: Steven Woo)
   *Piece of Divine Stone - Chapter 2
   (Kamui on the Divine Stone, at the end of Chisinkai Trial, Konjikido)
   Attack: 80 (Ice element)
   A club with the power of cold. Always covered with fog,
   it turns whatever it touches into ice.
   Weapon for Benkei
   Price: 5000Gold

7. Demonbane
   Create from:
   *Ornamental Club - Chapter 2
   (Item box, defeat Iwayashiro at the end of Chisinkai Trial, Konjikido)
   *Crystal Ball - Chapter 3
   (Kamui on Kuyo, boss at the end of Yorenshu Mansion)
   *Cursed Gauntlet - Chapter 3
   (Kamui on Devilish Hoe Goblin Moritoshi Taira, Underground Prison, Gojo)
   Attack: 111
   Ice crystals adorn the ends of the club.
   It freezes and shatters the opponent into pieces all at once.
   Weapon for Benkei
   Price: 7200Gold

8. Floating Cloud
   Create from:
   *Giant Evil Bone - Chapter 3
   (Kamui on the Giant Stone, a summoned boss by Kuyo, Yorenshu Mansion)
   *Nue’s Claw - Chapter 1
   (Kamui on Nue, boss behind the sealed door, myogyoji temple)
   *Claw of Raiju - Chapter 3
   (Kamui on Raiju, boss behind the sealed door, myogyoji temple, revisit)
   Attack: 122 (Lightning)
   A fauchard possessed by the thunder beast. When swung it brings
   thunderclouds and emits lightning.
   Weapon for Benkei
   Price: 8000Gold

9. Lightning Sword
   Create from:
   *Jeweled Sword of Gold - Chapter 2
   (Kamui on Yatagarasu at the end of Tenkukai Trial, Konjikido)
   *Claw of Raiju - Chapter 3 (Defeat Raiju with a Kamui)
   (Kamui on Raiju, boss behind the sealed door, myogyoji temple, revisit)
   *Claw of Raiju - Chapter 3 (Defeat Raiju with a Kamui)
   (Kamui on Raiju, boss behind the sealed door, myogyoji temple, revisit)
   Attack: 75 (Lightning)
   Crackling with lightning, this sword unleashes thunder when swung and
   paralyzes those who are cut.
   Weapon for Yoshitsune
   Price 8000

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*Weapons List and Location:
1.Double Swords
  Part 1:
  -Unsigned Sword
   Attack    : 9
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : Without a name, a sword that can be found anywhere.
               Easy to get but the blade is not that sharp.
   Location 1: Your default weapon at the beginning of the game.
   Location 2: Chapter 1, Gojo, search the bodies lying on the bridge.

  -Iron Sword
   Attack    : 13
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : Sword made of iron.
               A common sword distributed to low ranking soldiers.
   Location 1: Chapter 1, Mt. Kurama, item box at the top of the waterfall.
   Location 2: Chapter 1, buy at the Stubborn Blacksmith after the revisit 1
               (with Yoshitsune) to Mt. Kurama.
  -Fox Fire
   Attack    : 15
   Attribute : Fire
   Details   : Sword with a fire attribute.
               Burns the flash of its victims leading to a horrible demise.
   Location  : Chapter 1, item box inside the opened window at the roof top in
               the Myogyoji Temple area.

  -Celebrated Iron Sword
   Attack    : 16
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : Forged by a master craftsman.
               It is sharper than a regular Sword of Iron.
   Location  : Chapter 1, buy at the Stubborn Blacksmith after the revisit 1
               (with Yoshitsune) to Mt. Kurama.

  Part 2:
  -Steel Sword
   Attack    : 22
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : A sharp steel sword favored by high ranking warriors.
   Location  : Chapter 1, buy at the Stubborn Blacksmith after defeating Nue
               at the Myogyoji Temple.

  -Celebrated Steel Sword
   Attack    : 27
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : Sword made from the finest steel. It is extremely sharp.
   Location  : Chapter 1, buy at the Stubborn Blacksmith after defeating
               Moritoshi Hoe Goblin Taira (Shoki) -upgraded version-.

  -Crescent Moon
   Attack    : 31
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : A thin sword that is said to be able to cut even the moon
               that shines in the night sky.
   Location  : Chapter 1, Rokuhara Palace, on the second fish pond,
               item box to the left of the stone monument.

  -Sword of Nue's Claw
   Attack    : 35
   Attribute : Lightning
   Details   : A sword that is as sharp as Nue's Claws.
               It carries a lightning attribute and paralyzes those who cut.
   Location  : Special Order no.1 at the Stubborn Blacksmith.

  Part 3:
  -Jeweled Sword
   Attack    : 36
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : A beautiful Jeweled Sword carefully made.
               Its blade is very sharp.
   Location  : Chapter 2, Hiraizumi Mansion, first chance,
               buy at the Stubborn Blacksmith.

  -Water Serpent Sword
   Attack    : 38
   Attribute : Ice
   Details   : An ancient sword imbued with the power of ice,
               anyone struck by the blade freezes.
   Location  : Chapter 2, Konjikido, Trial of Tenkukai, Moving platform
               to the right, before fighting the boss (Yatagarasu).

  -Crimson Sword
   Attack    : 50
   Attribute : Flame
   Details   : Possessed by the power of Yatagarasu,
               the blade is red hot and covered in flame.
   Location  : Special Order no. 4 at the Stubborn Blacksmith.

  -Sword of Light
   Attack    : 50
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : A sword bestowed by Shukenten.
               The more it cuts, the more it shines, and its power is increased
   Location  : Chapter 2, Konjikido, complete the Final Trial for Yoshitsune.

  Part 4:
  -Rock Slicer
   Attack    : 51
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : An extremely sharp sword that can even cut through a hard rock.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Main Road, first chance,
               buy at the Stubborn Blacksmith.

  -Samonji's Sword
   Attack    : 55
   Attribute : Poison.
   Details   : This demonic blade gives the lifeforce absorbed through the
               blood of its foes to the wielder.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Myogyoji Temple, Mansion of Yorenshu, Yoshitsune,
               behind the book shelf on the left, before Yoshitsune pick up
               the Sapphire Prayer Beads.

  -Helm Cleaver
   Attack    : 57
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : Well-forged sword which can cleave through helms
               with minimal effort.
   Location  : Chapter 3, buy at the Stubborn Blacksmith after defeating Kuyo.

  -Ogre Slayer
   Attack    : 63
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : A sword made by a master craftsman.
               Its power is awesome; a single blow can defeat a goblin.
   Location  : Chapter 3, buy at the Stubborn Blacksmith after defeating
               Devilish Hoe Goblin Moritoshi Taira at the Underground Prison.

  Part 5:
  -Doji Slayer
   Attack    : 70
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : Increases power when its wielder faces danger.
               Rumored that this sword slayed the Shutan Doji.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Rokuhara Palace, Sturdy Door no.2 is Broken,
               Yoshitsune, climb up the big rack (Y07).

  -Lightning Sword
   Attack    : 75
   Attribute : Thunder
   Details   : Crackling with lightning, this sword unleashes thunder when
               swung and paralyzes those who are cut.
   Location  : Special Order no. 9 at the Stubborn Blacksmith.

  -Lion's Blaze
   Attack    : 83
   Attribute : Flames.
   Details   : Always shining red, the sword is covered in hot flames.
               Those cut are turned into ashes.
   Location  : Chapter 3, complete the 100 Kills Challenge
               at the Myogyoji Temple.

  -The Gale
   Attack    : 100
   Attribute : You will get a [] sign for timing in the counterattack,
               including during the fight with bosses.
   Details   : As light as a feather, one can counterattack faster
               than the opponent's attack.
   Location  : Chapter 3, It is a gift from the Stubborn Blacksmith for
               completing the Weapons List for 100%, S4, Continue Mode.

2.Clubs
  Part 1:
  -Benkei's Club
   Attack    : 26
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : A massive club made by Benkei from a large tree.
   Location  : Chapter 1, Gojo, defeat Benkei at the bridge of Gojo
               (default weapon for Benkei).

  -Hexagonal Club
   Attack    : 34
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : A club whose surface is covered by lacquer and iron plates.
   Location  : Chapter 1, Main Road, buy at the Stubborn Blacksmith,
               after defeating Benkei Musashibo.
  -Giant Maul
   Attack    : 48
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : An oaken hammer, not even the strongest armor can withstand
               its power.
   Location  : Chapter 1, Myogyoji Temple, Mansion of Yorenshu,
               1st intersection, first room to the left, item box on the floor

  -Grand Hexagonal Club
   Attack    : 50
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : A steel reinforced, hexagonal club.
   Location 1: Chapter 1, Mt. Kurama Revisit 2 with Benkei, sturdy box inside
               the broken door, up on the waterfall (B04).
   Location 2: Chapter 1, Main Road, buy at the Stubborn Blacksmith,
               after defeating Nue.

  Part 2
  -Steel Crushing Maul
   Attack    : 58
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : A giant steel mallet that is very happy to handle,
               but whose power is enoemous.
   Location  : Chapter 1, Main Road, buy at the Stubborn Blacksmith
               after defeating Moritoshi Hoe Goblin Taira -upgraded version-.

  -Iron Crusher
   Attack    : 67
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : A steel club whose tip is covered with sharp studs.
   Location  : Chapter 2, Hiraizumi Mansion, buy at first chance at the
               Stubborn Blacksmith.

  -Ceremonial Club
   Attack    : 68
   Attribute : Thunder
   Details   : A club shapped like a Buddhist ceremonial item.
               Swinging the club unleashes thunder.
   Location  : Chapter 2, Konjikido, Trial of Chisinkai, intersection 1,
               left path, item box.

  -Dragon Serpent Club
   Attack    : 75
   Attribute : Poison.
   Details   : A club made in a shape of a dragon emitting poisonus
               vapors. Those who touch it are poisoned.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Myogyoji Temple, Mansion of Yorenshu,
               sturdy box on the floor at the room of Benkei's turn.

  Part 3:
  -Iron Club of the Gods
   Attack    : 77
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : A club given by Shukenten. By concentrating,
               the length of the club can change.
   Location  : Chapter 2, Konjikido, complete the Final Trial for Benkei.

  -Grand Iron Crusher
   Attack    : 78
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : Steel club equipped with sharp, polished studs.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Main Road, first chance to buy at the
               Stubborn Blacksmith.

  -Crimson Lotus Club
   Attack    : 79
   Attribute : Lava
   Details   : Containing lave in the core, its end is red.
               Those who are touched are burned by the heat of lava.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Myogyoji Temple, left building to the
               100 Kills Challenge, sturdy box.

  -Ogre's Iron Club
   Attack    : 80
   Attribute : Ice
   Details   : A club with the power of cold. Always covered with fogs,
               it turns whatever it touches into ice.
   Location  : Special Order no. 6 at the Stubborn Blacksmith.

  Part 4:
  -Wolf Fang Club
   Attack    : 88
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : A club with many sharp thorns like the fangs of the wolf.
               It rips opponents into pieces.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Main Road, buy at the Stubborn Blacksmith,
               after defeating Kuyo.

  -Grand Wolf Fang Club
   Attack    : 99
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : A club of Wolf Fangs that has been reinforced,
               especially its weight and sharpness of its thorns.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Main Road, buy at Stubborn Blacksmith
               after defeating Devilish Hoe Goblin Moritoshi Taira .
  -Demonbane
   Attack    : 111
   Attribute : Ice
   Details   : Ice crystals adorn the ends of the club.
               It freezes and shatters the opponent to pieces all at once.
   Location  : Special Order no.7 at the Stubborn Blacksmith.

  -Ultimate Club
   Attack    : 115
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : Many thorns poke from the tip of the club.
               Legends say its power is able to destroy a mountain.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Rokuhara Palace, Sturdy Door no.2 is Broken,
               item box inside the sturdy lattices.

3.Fauchards
  Part 1:
  -Iron Fauchard
   Attack    : 48
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : A fauchard given by the item shop owner with an iron blade
               attached to its tip.
   Location  : Chapter 1, Main Road, a gift from the Smooth Street Salesman.

  -Steel Spear
   Attack    : 58
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : A spear with a strong steel blade at the tip.
   Location  : Chapter 2, Hiraizumi Mansion, first chance, Stubborn Blacksmith.

  -Blade of Pointed Flame
   Attack    : 64
   Attribute : Flame.
   Details   : This blade is always engulf in flame.
               When it is swung, a sea of flames follow the blade.
   Location  : Chapter 1, Gojo, the second prison cage (B08), sturdy box.

  -Serpent Pike
   Attack    : 67
   Attribute : Poison.
   Details   : This snake-like blade robs power from its opponents and
               injects them with poison.
   Location  : Chapter 1,Rokuhara Palace, at the upper-right corner in the room
               where you can see those sturdy doors (walk up the small stairs).

  Part 2:
  -Mighty Steel Spear
   Attack    : 69
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : A very strong spear whose spearhead is made of high grade steel.
   Location  : Chapter 1, Main Road, Stubborn Blacksmith after defeating
               Moritoshi Hoe Goblin Taira (Shoki) -upgraded version-

  -Blade of Thunderbolt
   Attack    : 74
   Attribute : Thunderbolts.
   Details   : A fauchard that emits thunderbolts fromits tip.
               Those pierced by it are paralyzed.
   Location  : Special Order no. 2 at the Stubborn Blacksmith.

  -Sickled Spear
   Attack    : 76
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : Spear with a sicle at its tip which can pierce and cut
               exceptionally well.
   Location  : Chapter 2, Hiraizumi Mansion, first chance at the
               Stubborn Blacksmith.

  -Mighty Sickled Spear
   Attack    : 81
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : The Superior Sickled Spear is significantly sharper
               than an ordinary spear.
   Location  : Chapter 2, Konjikido, Trial of Chisinkai, intersection 2,
               right path, item box.

  Part 3:
  -Moon-Shaped Cross Spear
   Attack    : 86
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : A cross shaped steel fauchard.
   Location  : Chapter 2, Konjikido, Trial of Tenkukai, Revisit 1 with Benkei,
               intersection 2, go down, item box.

  -Heavy Bladed Fauchard
   Attack    : 98
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : A Thick and heavy fauchard whose powerful attack can
               slice through an opponent with a single stroke.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Hermitage of Tamayoribito, first chance,
               at the front yard.

  -Houten Pike
   Attack    : 101
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : A fauchard with a crescent-shaped blade on one side of
               the spearhead.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Mt. Kurama, Revisit 5 with Benkei, across the
               wooden log bridge (B11), sturdy box.

  -Mighty Heavy Fauchard
   Attack    : 110
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : The sharpest of the Heavy Blade Fauchards,
               its heavy blade slices the opponent with a single blow.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Main Road, Stubborn Blacksmith after defeating
               Devilish Hoe Goblin Moritoshi Taira at the Underground Prison

  Part 4:
  -Floating Cloud
   Attack    : 122
   Attribute : Thunder.
   Details   : A fouchard possessed by the thunder beast.
               When swung, it brings thunderclouds and emits lightning.
   Location  : Special Order no.8 at the Stubborn Blacksmith.

  -Blue Crescent Moon
   Attack    : 124
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : A fauchard imbued with the spirit of an ice dragon.
               It is a pair with the Crimson Dragon.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Rokuhara Palace, move the huge monument stand
               at the second fishpond with Benkei (B13).

  -Red Crescent Moon
   Attack    : 130
   Attribute : Fire Dragon.
   Details   : A fauchard imbued with the spirit of a fire dragon.
               It is part of a pair with the Blue Dragon.
   Location  : Chapter 2, complete the 100 Kills Challenge at the
               river side, Hiraizumi Mansion.

  -Boulder Piercer
   Attack    : 150
   Attribute : You will get a [] sign for timing in the counterattack,
               including during the fight with bosses.
   Details   : As the names indicates, it is a fauchard sharp enough to
               pierce through a boulder.
   Location  : Chapter 3, It is a gift from the Stubborn Blacksmith for
               completing the Weapons List for 100%, S4, Continue Mode.


4.Light Mail
  Part 1:
  -Young Grass
   Defense   : 10
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : An armor reinforced by applying blue lacquer to leather.
   Location  : Default armor for Yoshitsune at the beginning of the game.

  -Thin Metal
   Defense   : 18
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : An armor reinforced by applying thin metal to leather.
   Location  : Chapter 1, Main Road, Stubborn Blacksmith, first chance/
               after Mt. Kurama Revisit 1 with Yoshitsune.

  -Red Leather
   Defense   : 24
   Attribute : Fire resistance.
   Details   : Made of leather hardened with red lacquer,
               imbued with fire resistance.
   Location  : Chapter 1, Main Road, Stubborn Blacksmith,
               after defeating Moritoshi Hoe Goblin Taira (Shoki).

  -Moon Shadow
   Defense   : 30
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : An armor that is beautifully decoratedwith moons.
               It is strong and supple.
   Location  : Chapter 2, Hiraizumi Mansion, Stubborn Blacksmith,
               after defeating Chisinkai Boss; Iwayashiro.

  Part 2:
  -Black Steel
   Defense   : 38
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : A leather armor that has been adorned with steel studs.
               It is very strong.
   Location  : Chapter 2, Konjikido, Trial of Tenkukai, from the fourth
               platform jump onto the moving platform, jump to the
               floating land, pick it up from the item box.

  -Rolling Thunder
   Defense   : 49
   Attribute : Lightning resistance.
   Details   : An armor made by weaving silver threads into hard leather.
               Imbued with lightning resistance.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Main Road, Stubborn Blacksmith,
               after defeating Kuyo.

  -No Shield
   Defense   : 53
   Attribute : Ice resistance.
   Details   : An armor that is so hard there is no need to carry a shield.
               Imbued with ice resistance.
   Location  : Special Order no.3 at the Stubborn Blacksmith.

  -Eight Dragons
   Defense   : 61
   Attribute : Fire, Water, Lightning and Poison resistance.
   Details   : An armor made from the scales of a dragon.
               Its surface will repel all kinds of attacks.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Rokuhara Palace, Yoshitsune,
               climb up the big rack (Y06).

5.Heavy Armor
  Part 1:
  -Crimson Armor
   Defense   : 21
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : An armor made by sewing layers of leather with a strong
               red thread. Very light and strong.
   Location  : Chapter 1, Gojo, after defeating Benkei Musashibo,
               default armor for Benkei.

  -Blue Threat
   Defense   : 32
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : An armor made by sewing together layers of leather
               with a very strong blue thread.
   Location  : Chapter 1, Main Road, Stubborn Blacksmith,
               after recruiting Benkei.

  -White Tiger
   Defense   : 44
   Attribute : Fire resistance.
   Details   : Fire resistance armor, proteced by Byakko.
               Increases your power and strength.
   Location  : Chapter 1, Myogyoji Temple, left building to the
               Save/Retreat option (100 Kills Challenge), sturdy box.

  -Little Cherry Blossom
   Defense   : 56
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : Ornate armor inscribed with delicate cherry blossoms.
               Much stronger than it looks.
   Location  : Chapter 1, Main Road, Stubborn Blacksmith,
               after defeating Nue.

  Part 2:
  -Black Purity
   Defense   : 69
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : A strong and heavy armor that is made by applying
               silver leaf to sheet steel.
   Location  : Chapter 2, Hiraizumi Mansion, Stubborn Blacksmith,
               after defeating Iwayashiro -Chisinkai Boss-.

  -Purple Light
   Defense   : 85
   Attribute : Poison.
   Details   : Blessed armor whose purple threads grant poison resistance.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Main Road, Stubborn Blacksmith
               after defeating Kuyo.

  -Heaven's Chain
   Defense   : 90
   Attribute : Ice and Lightning resistance.
   Details   : Heavy chainmail armor with lightning resistance.
   Location  : Special Order no.5 at the Stubborn Blacksmith.

  -Black Lacquered Armor
   Defense   : 103
   Attribute : Increase Physical strength and Ice resistance.
   Details   : Black armor protected by Genbu.
               Increases your Physical Strength and provides ice resistance.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Rokuhara Palace, behind the sturdy lattices,
               Benkei (B15), item box.

6.Accessories
  Part 1:
  -Stone of Strength
   Attack    : 5
   Defense   : --
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : The stone bestows its wearer additional Attack power.
   Location  : Chapter 1, Main Road, SS Salesman, first chance/
               after Mt. Kurama Revisit 1 with Yoshitsune.

  -Stone of Protection
   Attack    : --
   Defense   : 5
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : The stone bestows its wearer additional Defense power.
   Location  : Chapter 1, Main Road, SS Salesman, first chance/
               after Mt. Kurama Revisit 1 with Yoshitsune.

  -Stone of Samurai
   Attack    : 3
   Defense   : 3
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : The stone bestows its wearer additional Attack and Defense power
   Location  : Chapter 1, Main Road, SS Salesman,
               after defeating Moritoshi Hoe Goblin Taira (Shoki).

  -Charm of Force
   Attack    : 10
   Defense   : --
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : The charm bestows its wearer with incresed Attack power
               while worn.
   Location  : Chapter 2, Hiraizumi Mansion, SS Salesman, first chance.

  Part 2:
  -Charm of Protection
   Attack    : --
   Defense   : 10
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : The charm bestows its wearer with incresed Defense power.
   Location  : Chapter 2, Hiraizumi Mansion, SS Salesman, first chance.

  -Charm of Flames
   Attack    : --
   Defense   : 2
   Attribute : Fire resistance.
   Details   : The wearer of this charm has increased fire resistance and
               is less likely to be set aflame.
   Location  : Chapter 2, Hiraizumi Mansion, SS Salesman, first chance.

  -Charm of Ice
   Attack    : --
   Defense   : 2
   Attribute : Ice resistance.
   Details   : The wearer of this charm has increased ice resistance and
               is less likely to be frozen.
   Location  : Chapter 2, Hiraizumi Mansion, SS Salesman, first chance.

  -Charm of Lightning
   Attack    : --
   Defense   : 2
   Attribute : Lightning resistance.
   Details   : The wearer of this charm has lightning resistance and
               is less likely to be paralyzed.
   Location 1: Chapter 1, Gojo, inside the Heishi Mansion when fighting
               archers and samurai.
   Location 2: Chapter 2, Hiraizumi Mansion, SS Salesman, first chance.

  Part 3:
  -Charm of Poison
   Attack    : --
   Defense   : 2
   Attribute : Poison resistance.
   Details   : The wearer of this charm has increased poison resistance
               and is less likely to be poison.
   Location 1: Chapter 1, Rokuhara Palace, bridges before the main entrance
               to Rokuhara Pace, on your right side, item box.
   Location 2: Chapter 2, Hiraizumi Mansion, SS Salesman, first chance.

  -Charm of Tyranny
   Attack    :+40
   Defense   :-40
   Attribute : None.
   Details   : Issued with the spirit of tyranny, wearer's Attack power
               increases, but Defense power decreases.
   Location  : Chapter 2, Trial of Chisinkai, Revisit with Yoshitsune,
               intersection 3, left path, double jump on the wall to get it.

  -Charm of Healing
   Attack    : --
   Defense   : 10
   Attribute : Health replenish.
   Details   : This healing charm will slowly regenerate wearer's health
               during battle.
   Location  : Chapter 1, Rokuhara Palace, walk on the first fishpond,
               jump to the third land site, item box.

  -Charm of Anger
   Attack    : --
   Defense   : 5
   Attribute : Raises Fire and Lightning resistance,
               however reduces Ice and Poison.
   Details   : Mysterious charm raises fire and lightning resistance,
               however reduces ice and poison.
   Location  : Chapter 2, Konjikido, Revisit 1 with Benkei,
               intersection 1, go UP, item box.

  Part 4:
  -Charm of Benevolence
   Attack    : --
   Defense   : 5
   Attribute : Raises Ice and Poison resistance,
               however reduces Fire and Lightning.
   Details   : Mysterious charm raises ice and poison resistance,
               however reduces fire and lightning.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Gojo, after defeating Kuyo, left turn on the damaged
               house before the intersection/bridge, item box.

  -Bead of Warriors
   Attack    : 15
   Defense   : 10
   Attribute : Increase attack and defense power.
   Details   : This bead is imbued with the power of the god of Battle.
               Attack and Defense power are increased.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Mt. Kurama, Revisit 4 with Yoshitsune,
               double jump to the top of the alcove inside the path of the
               broken wooden log next to the Save/Retreat option.
   BIG THANKS to Spike Spiegel at ninjafrenzy@hotmail.com for letting me
   know about the mistypo. It is located on Chapter 3 instead of Chapter 2.
   Ah, finally I make an update for this tiny but helpful info.


  -Bead of Red Flames
   Attack    : --
   Defense   : 5
   Attribute : Fire resistance.
   Details   : A red bead containing the essence of Fire,
               provides fire resistance.
   Location  : Chapter 2, Konjikido, Trial of Tenkukai, the area with 2(two)
               fireflies’ nests, go Up, item box.

  -Bead of Blue Ice
   Attack    : --
   Defense   : 5
   Attribute : Ice resistance.
   Details   : A blue bead containing the essence of Ice,
               provides ice resistance.
   Location  : Chapter 2, Konjikido, Trial of Tenkukai, defeat the Mid Boss
               -Four Handed Swords-.

  Part 5:
  -Bead of Lightning
   Attack    : --
   Defense   : 5
   Attribute : Lightning resistance.
   Details   : A gold bead containing the essence of Lightning and thunder,
               provides lightning resistance.
   Location  : Chapter 2, Konjikido, Trial of Chisinkai, intersection 2,
               left path, item box.

  -Bead of Purple Poison
   Attack    : --
   Defense   : 5
   Attribute : Poison resistance.
   Details   : A purple bead containing the essence of Poison,
               provides poison resistance.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Gojo, after defeating Kuyo, turn to the right
               before the bridge, down to the river side, item box.

  -Bead of Good Fortune
   Attack    : --
   Defense   : --
   Attribute : Accumulates wealth more quickly.
   Details   : A bead that brings good fortune.
               The wearer accumulates wealth more quickly.
   Location  : Chapter 1, Mt. Kurama, Revisit 3 with Yoshitsune,
               double jump to the top of the alcove inside the path of the
               broken wooden log next to the Save/Retreat option.

  -Bead of Red and Gold
   Attack    : --
   Defense   : 4
   Attribute : Raises Fire and Lightning resistance,
               however reduces Ice and Poison.
   Details   : An orange bead which raises fire and lighting resistance,
               however reduces ice and poison.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Myogyoji Temple, Nue's Place,
               right after defeating Nue.

  Part 6:
  -Bead of Blue and Purple
   Attack    : --
   Defense   : 4
   Attribute : Raises Ice and Poison however reduces Fire and Lightning.
   Details   : An indigo bead which raises ice and poison resistance,
               however reduces fire and lightning.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Myogyoji Temple, Mansion of Yorenshu, Yoshitsune,
               item box at the upper-right corner.
  -Gem of the War God
   Attack    : 20
   Defense   : --
   Attribute : Attack power increased while worn.
   Details   : Gem blessed by the god of Battle,
               Attack power is increases while worn.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Main Road, SS Salesman,
               after defeating Kuyo.

  -Gem of Protection
   Attack    : --
   Defense   : 14
   Attribute : Defense power is increased while worn.
   Details   : Gem blessed by the god of Protection.
               Defense power is increased while worn.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Main Road, SS Salesman,
               after defeating Kuyo.

  -Gem of the Demi-God
   Attack    : 20
   Defense   : 15
   Attribute : Wearer is more vulnerable to abnormal effects,
               however, both attack and defense are increased.
   Details   : Wearer is more vulnerable to abnormal effects,
               however, both Atatck and Defense are increased.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Rokuhara Palace, walk on the first fishpond,
               jump to the third land site, item box.

  Part 7:
  -Bracelet of Earth
   Attack    : --
   Defense   : 30
   Attribute : Increase defense. Fire and Poison resistance.
   Details   : Enchanted Bracelet increases your Defense and provides
               Fire and Poison resistance.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Gojo, after defeating Kuyo, turn to the right
               after the bridge, down to the river side, item box.

  -Bracelet of Heavens
   Attack    : 30
   Defense   : --
   Attribute : Increase attack. Ice and Lightning resistance.
   Details   : Enchanted Bracelet increases your Attack and provides
               Ice and Lightning resistance.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Myogyoji Temple, left building to the Save/Retreat
               option(100 KIlls Challenge), jump onto the big rack and
               jump again to the ledge, item box.

  -Bracelet of Man
   Attack    : 10
   Defense   : 10
   Attribute : Fire, Lightning, and Poison resistance.
   Details   : Enchanted Bracelet which provides Fire, Lightning,
               and Poison resistance.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Mt. Kurama, Revisit 4 with Yoshitsune,
               to the hill top, in front of the Kurama Hideout, item box.

  -Bracelet of Power
   Attack    :-10
   Defense   : 15
   Attribute : Decreases your strength, but increases your protection
               against the four calamities (Fire, Ice, Lightning, Poison).
   Details   : Decreases your strength, but increases your protection
               against the four calamities.
   Location  : Chapter 1, complete the 100 Kills Challenge.

  Part 8:
  -Gem of Medicine
   Attack    : --
   Defense   :-20
   Attribute : Slowly regenerates health during battle.
   Details   : Gem blessed with healing power, wearer slowly regenerates health
               during battle.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Rokuhara Palace, play the Taiko Drum (B14) for a few
               times with Benkei, treasure box will fall down to the center.

  -Gem of Good Fortune
   Attack    : --
   Defense   : --
   Attribute : Accumulates wealth more quickly.
   Details   : Gem blessed with good fortune.
               The weared accumulates wealth more quickly.
   Location  : Chapter 3, Underground Prison, Benkei, prison cage no.2 (B12),
               sturdy box.

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*Extras:

Once you have a Clear Data saved on your memory card,
choose *New Game* and you will be given choices:
*Mode Selection
Normal Mode
-Start a new game in normal difficulty

Difficult Mode
-in Difficult Mode, characters cannot gain experience points and
 there are no weapons or other items for sale.

Continue Mode
-Replay the game in Normal Mode using the levels and items from a
 completed save game.

Other than that you will also be able to enjoy *Extras*:
*Movies
 View various movies
1. Opening
2. Yoshitsune
3. Otohiko
4. One's Own Fate
5. Gojo Bridge in the Moonlight
6. Decision
7. Priestess of Tamayori
8. Secret Meeting
9. The Secret Art of Yosegane
10.News of Cabin's Discovery
11.Urgent Message of Heishi's Attack
12.Kagekiyo
13.Desperation
14.To Hiraizumi in Oushu
15.The Mansion of Hiraizumi
16.The Pursuers
17.News of Yoritomo's Army
18.Kichiji's Betrayal
19.Kagekiyo, Again
20.Kagekiyo Retreats
21.Mato (Evil Capital) Kyoto
22.Return Home
23.The Truth is Revealed
24.Kiyomori Presses for Yosegane
25.Final Battle
26.The Trump Card
27.The True Amahagane (Yoshitsune)
28.The True Amahagane (Benkei)
29.Ending

*Sound
 Listen to the background music
1. Title
2. Main Theme
3. Tamayoribito's Cabin
4. Kyoto Map
5. Hoe Goblin (Shoki) I
6. Monstrous Monk of Gojo
7. Benkei's Theme
8. Myogyoji
9. Yorenshu
10.Rokuhara Palace Interior I
11.Kyoto Battle I
12.Kyoto Battle II
13.Kyoto Battle III
14.Nue
15.Kagekiyo
16.Interlude
17.Oushu Hiraizumi Map
18.Town of Hiraizumi
19.Konjikido Female Voice
20.Konjikido Male voice
21.Chisinkai (Earthly Realm)
22.Tenkukai (Heavenly Realm)
23.Trial I
24.Trial II
25.Trial of The Statue of God
26.Yatagarasu (Three Legged-Crow)
27.Shukenten
28.Mato (Evil Capital) Kyoto Map
29.The Shrine of Mosojin
30.Mato (Evil Capital) Myogyoji Map
31.Mato (Evil Capital) Gojo Bridge
32.Rokuhara Palace Interior II
33.Mato Battle I
34.Mato Battle II
35.Mato Battle III
36.Kuyo
37.Hoe Goblin II
38.Kiyonori
39.Final Battle I
40.Final Battle II
41.Other World
42.Tension I
43.Tension II
44.Secret Manoeuvres
45.Grief
46.Shock

*Voices
 Listen to characters' voices
1. Yoshitsune Minamoto
   1. Name Announcement
   2. Part I
   18.Part XVII
2. Benkei Musashibo
   1. Name Announcement
   2. Part I
   14.Part XIII
3. Lady Shizuka
   1. Part I
   9. Part IX
4. Princess Minazuru
   1. Part I
   9. Part IX
5. Kiichi Hogen
   1. Part I
   8. Part VIII
6. Kagekiyo Taira
   1. Part I
   11.Part XI
7. Hoe Goblin Moritoshi Taira
   1. Part I
   8. Part VIII
8. Kuyo
   1. Part I
   9. Part IX
9. Kiyomori Taira
   1. Part I
   8.Part VIII
10.Bonus
   1. Bonus I  "Game Republic"
   2. Bonus II "Sony Computer Entertainment"

*Character Concept Art
 View the concept art of the main characters and the townspeople.
1. Yoshitsune Minamoto
   5 Pictures.
2. Benkei Musashibo
   6 Pictures.
3. Lady Shizuka
   5 Pictures.
4. otohiko
   3 Pictures.
5. Princess Minazuru
   3 Pictures.
6. Kiichi Hogen
   3 Pictures.
7. Kagekiyo Taira
   6 Pictures.
8. Kiyomori Taira
   3 Pictures.
9. Kuyo
   3 Pictures.
10.Hoe Goblin Moritoshi Taira
   4 Pictures.
11.Nobutaka Kichiji
   3 Pictures.
12.Yoritomo Minamoto
   3 Pictures.
13.Hidehira Fujiwara
   3 Pictures.
14.Saburouta
   3 Pictures.
15.Chiyo
   3 Pictures.

*Enemy Concept Art
 View the concept art of Heishi warriors and their suborninates.
1. Heishi Warrior
   3 Pictures.
2. Heishi Warrior Chief
   1 Picture.
3. Kamuro (Bals Monster)
   2 Pictures.
4. Fierce Warrior
   2 Pictures.
5. Yorenshu
   2 Pictures.
6. Spirit Statue - Diciple
   1 Picture.
7. Spirit Bug
   1 Picture.
8. Spirit Statue - Black Dog
   1 Picture.
9. Spirit Statue - Red Lion
   1 Picture.
10.Spirit Statue - White Monkey
   1 Picture.
11.Spirit Statue - White Monkey Marquis
   1 Picture.
12.Meat Monster
   3 Pictures.
13.White Dragon
   2 Pictures.
14.Nue
   1 Picture.
15.Statue of God's Wrath
   1 Picture.
16.Statue of God's Stermness
   1 Picture.
17.Three-legged Crow
   1 Picture.
18.Stone Temple
   1 Picture.
19.Skeleton
   2 Pictures.

*World View Concept Art
 You can see the concept art for various level.
1. Kyoto
   2 Pictures.
2. Mt. Kurama
   3 Pictures.
3. Gojo
   6 Pictures.
4. Myogyoji
   4 Pictures.
5. Mansion of Yorenshu
   6 Pictures.
6. Rokuhara Palace
   4 Pictures.
7. Hiraizumi
   3 Pictures.
8. Konjikido (Golden Pavilion)
   3 Pictures.
9. Tenkukai (Heavenly Realm)
   5 Pictures.
10.Mato (Evil Capital) Kyoto
   3 Pictures.
11.Mato Rokuhara Palace
   6 Pictures.
12.Final Stage
   1 Picture.

That's it!

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Related to Genji:
-Shanaou Yoshitsune-
 Comic Book by Hirofumi Sawada:

 A story about a destined young boy named Hyota to meet with Ushiwakamaru,
 the real son of Minamoto no Yoshitomo (who is being exiled and later will be
 placed at the Kurama Temple).
 He will then change place for the sick Ushiwakamaru and swore for the
 glory of the Genji Clan and to defeat the Heike Clan. During his journey,
 -with his great charm, kindness and braveness- he will recruit 5 persons who
 are in possession of great potentials with the words Bravery (Yuu),
 Wisdom (Chi), Kindness (Jin), Reliability (Shin), and Loyalty (Chuu).
 The first to recruit is -Oniwaka- Benkei Musashibo (Loyalty).
 The second person is -Chiomaru- Toshimori? (Wisdom?).
 He applies the strategic lesson from Ushiwakamaru to solve many problems.
 Also a man named Kichiji made his promise to bring him safely to Hidehira
 no Fujiwara in Hiraizumi, Oushu.
 After performing Genpuku he changed his name into Shanaou Yoshitsune.
 He plays a strong and very quick sword skill.
 I guess that is the basic for Kamui :)¬
 (The story on the comic book is up to Chapter 2 I think :)
 I hope that the complete story on the game is offering as many exciting
 moments as on the comic and history book.

 Gamefaqs Message Boards:
 *From: Jagglenuttz | Posted: 10/2/2005 10:19:02 AM | Message Detail
  http://www.samurai-archives.com/warrior.html#m

 *From: GadisNaga | Posted: 10/2/2005 6:34:19 AM | Message Detail
  - - -
  The game "Genji" was based on the folktale version of Minamoto no Yosh!tsune.
  Game Republic have also taken some creative license in the use of Amahagane,
  Kagekiyo's ambition and of course the refusal of Yosh!tsune to join up with
  Minamoto no Yoritomo.

  Hence the game is fiction. The real Yosh!tsune did not possess divine power,
  nor was he a lone fighter.

  He lived circa 1200 AD. The Heike finally defeated the Genji clan after
  years of rivalry. All of Genji survivors were either killed r exiled, as was
  the case of Yosh!tsune. He was sent to the Buddhist Temple in Mount Kurama.
  His older brother Yoritomo was sent to Hiruga Kojima and lived under
  surveillance.

  To make a long story short, Yosh!tsune ended up joining with Yoritomo's
  forces and together they vanquished the Heike. However Yoritomo began
  doubting his brother and in the end he ordered for Yosh!tsune's asassination

  I suggest a good place to start is to Google "Yosh!tsune".
  But beware of the two paths your paper can go:
  the 'true' tale or the 'folklore'.

  *From: Southpaw Samurai | Posted: 10/3/2005 9:10:35 AM | Message Detail
  As GadisNaga points out, there is a LOT of fiction involving Yoshi-tsune.
  He has been romanticized so much over the centuries that it's really hard
  to strain the absolute truth from legend. Historically, even Benkei himself
  as Yoshi-tsune's impressive sohei comrade may not have existed,
  as he's only mentioned by name fleetingly as one of Yoshi-tsune's soldiers
  in most of the more factual historical documents.

  You could do a very good paper on how men become legends, though.
  If you go that route, definitely add how folk tales say Yoshi-tsune escaped
  his brother's wrath and fled to mainland Asia where he became Genghis Khan.

  The Samurai Archives are, as always, a great starting point.
  There are two translated novels written about the Genpei War
  (where Yoshi-tsune earned his fame), the Heike Monogatari or Tale of Heike
  and the simply named Yoshi-tsune. Neither are 100% historically accurate,
  but are better than pure folklore.

  The whole period is fascinating and the rise and fall of the Taira and
  Minamoto (Heike and Genji) families is very interesting, particularly how
  the 'evil' Heike were partially brought down by acts of kindness
  (sparing Yoshi-tomo's sons) while the Minamoto were later brought down by
  suspicion, fratricide, and internal scheming.

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*Bug or Glitch:
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Funny Thing 2?,
Funny Thing 3?,
Funny Thing 4?,
S3?,
S6?,
S7?,

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IX.                               SHUKENTEN
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1. Normal Mode
   *Benkei and Yoshitsune finally completed the mission.
    Yoshitsune helps Lady Shizuka leaning on his arms.
    Kiyomori's army having lost their leader, and attacked by Yoritomo's army,
    abandoned Kyoto and fled to the West.

    At the beautiful river side,
    Lady Shizuka combines all the Amahagane and give it to Yoshitsune.
    Yoshitsune refuses to meet with his brother (Yoritomo) as to avoid
    talking about the Amahagane and also to avoid having anymore bloodshed.

    "Let us go on our way" said Yoshitsune.
    Yoshitsune is looking at Lady Shizuka from above the horse then
    Lady Shizuka gives her hand to Yoshitsune.
    He helps her onto the back of the horse.
    Benkei and Princess Minazuru are waiting beside the two of them.

2. Continue Mode
   *The same as Normal Mode.

3. Difficult Mode
   *The same as in the Normal and Continue Mode.

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X.                              DOSOJIN'S SHRINE
*******************************************************************************
***A tribute to all of you who pay attention to our need in the gaming world***
1. CJayC
2. SCEA Inc
3. Game Republic
4. Steven Woo <genki1314@hotmail.com>  Thu, 13 Oct 2005
   He gave a suggestion on how to make Moritoshi Hoe Goblin Taira
   (Shoki)-upgraded version drop the Steel Gauntlet the easier way.
   -Chapter 1-
5. Oliver Herd <wolfy1228@hotmail.com> Fri, 14 Oct 2005
   He reminds me to give more detailed info for the Special Order section.
6. GadisNaga, Jagglenuttz, Southpaw Samurai - gamefaqs.com Message Boards
   for their info on related to Genji.
7. Natoechang, gamefaqs.com Message Boards
   for his info on how to get the Beads of Good Fortune, Beads of Warriors,
   and Bracelet of Heavens.
8. Ranma Chiu <ranma_hiryu@hotmail.c??om> has found an easier and fun way
   to defeat Hoe Goblin and other big Guys, including Nue.
9. BIG THANKS to Spike Spiegel at ninjafrenzy@hotmail.com for letting me
know about the mistypo. The Bead of Warriors is located on Chapter 3 instead
of
   Chapter 2.
10.Me.