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    Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song

    FAQ/Walkthrough (Version 1.40)

    by Eleinia (hinglim@yahoo.com)

    May 7, 2008






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        Preface

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This Walkthrough aims to provide a guide and suggestions for those who wish to
complete as many quests as possible in one playthrough. I personally do not
recommend doing so on the first playthrough since it is a lot more fun to
explore the world of Mardias and discover the plenty of surprises on your own.
Completing most of the quests in the first playthrough will leave you with
little new things if you are planning to play through the game more than once.
Furthermore, following this guide requires some experience of the game, such as
battling and actively avoiding monsters, which can be hard for a player new to
the game. Therefore, I recommend you follow the order of quests in this guide
only if you are prepared.






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        Table of Contents

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To look for a particular quest, go to the List of Quests [RS510] under
section V. Use the index next to the list to search for the quest.


I.    Introduction                                                    [RS100]

II.   Event Rank (ER)                                                 [RS200]

III.  Character Introduction Walkthrough                              [RS300]
    - Albert                                                          [RS301]
    - Aisha                                                           [RS302]
    - Gray                                                            [RS303]
    - Claudia                                                         [RS304]
    - Jamil                                                           [RS305]
    - Sif                                                             [RS306]
    - Hawke                                                           [RS307]
    - Barbara                                                         [RS308]

IV.   Opening up the World                                            [RS400]
    A. By Character                                                   [RS410]
        - Albert and Sif                                              [RS411]
        - Aisha                                                       [RS412]
        - Gray and Claudia                                            [RS413]
        - Jamil                                                       [RS414]
        - Hawke                                                       [RS415]
        - Barbara                                                     [RS416]

    B. By Place                                                       [RS420]
        - Frontier                                                    [RS421]
        - Kjaraht                                                     [RS422]
        - Knights Dominion                                            [RS423]
        - Valhalland                                                  [RS424]
        - Dry Lands                                                   [RS425]
        - Rosalia                                                     [RS426]
        - Bafal Empire                                                [RS427]
        - Ligau Isle                                                  [RS428]
        - Walon Isle                                                  [RS429]
        - Coral Sea                                                   [RS430]
        - Others                                                      [RS431]

V.    Quests Walkthrough                                              [RS500]
    A. List of Quests (Index)                                         [RS510]
        - Character-Specific Quests                                   [RS511]
        - Common Quests                                               [RS512]
        - Special Quests                                              [RS513]
        - Ending Quests                                               [RS514]

    B. Walkthrough                                                    [RS520]
        - Character-Specific Quests                                   [RS521]
        - Common Quests                                               [RS522]
        - Special Quests                                              [RS523]
        - Ending Quests                                               [RS524]

VI.   Characters                                                      [RS600]
    A. List of Characters                                             [RS610]
        - Main Characters                                             [RS611]
        - Other Named Characters                                      [RS612]
        - Mercenaries                                                 [RS613]

    B. Details and Recruitment                                        [RS620]
        - Main Characters                                             [RS621]
        - Other Named Characters                                      [RS622]
        - Mercenaries                                                 [RS623]

VII.  Techniques                                                      [RS700]
    - Martial Arts                                                    [RS701]
    - Foil                                                            [RS702]
    - Short Sword                                                     [RS703]
    - Long Sword                                                      [RS704]
    - Great Sword                                                     [RS705]
    - Scimitar                                                        [RS706]
    - Hand Axe                                                        [RS707]
    - Club                                                            [RS708]
    - Two-handed Sword                                                [RS709]
    - Katana                                                          [RS710]
    - Two-handed Axe                                                  [RS711]
    - Staff                                                           [RS712]
    - Pole Arm                                                        [RS713]
    - Lance                                                           [RS714]
    - Bow                                                             [RS715]

VIII. Miscellaneous Topics                                            [RS800]
    - Recruiting Dowd with Characters other than Jamil                [RS801]
    - Getting Jamil, Dowd, and Farah in the Same Party                [RS802]
    - Calculating DP/LP Cost                                          [RS803]
    - Weapon/Magic Crown                                              [RS804]
    - Unlocking All Three Ending Quests                               [RS805]
    - Vortexes                                                        [RS806]
    - Altours Orchard Mini-Quest                                      [RS807]
    - About Weapon Tempering                                          [RS808]
    - Tips on Treasure Hunting with Treasure Map                      [RS809]

IX.   Tricks and Exploitations                                        [RS900]
    A. Gold-Related Tricks                                            [RS910]
        - Gold Dragon Trick                                           [RS911]

    B. Jewel-Related Tricks                                           [RS920]
        - Lurk/Move Silently Trick                                    [RS921]
        - Valhalland Monsters Marathon Trick                          [RS922]

    C. Battle-Related Tricks                                          [RS930]
        - Pyrix Trick                                                 [RS931]
        - Phantom Warrior/Chalice Trick                               [RS932]
        - Hasten Time Trick                                           [RS933]

X.    Frequently Asked Questions                                      [RSA00]
    - List of Questions                                               [RSA01]
    - Questions and Answers                                           [RSA02]

XI.   Romancing SaGa Trivia                                           [RSB00]
    - Trivia Questions                                                [RSB01]
    - Trivia Answers                                                  [RSB02]

      Credits                                                         [RSC00]

      Legal Info                                                      [RSD00]






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        Version History

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Version 1.40 - Released on May 7, 2008.
             - Added Techniques section.
             - Added Getting Jamil, Dowd, and Farah in the Same Party topic.
             - Added Jamil/Dowd's exclusivity in the Characters section.
             - Added About Weapon Tempering topic.
             - Added reference to Dragon Knight in Test of Courage and Find the
               Aquamarine.
             - Added failing condition for Assassins's Guild. (Thanks yipviva
               for first pointing it out.)
             - Added note about HP killing Soulgutter. (Thanks yipviva.)
             - Added note about how to exit the Desert Central Area in Missing
               Taralians.
             - Added note in The Netherworld to indicate that killing Galahad
               does not guarantee getting the quest.
             - Updated Galahad's recruit location in Altours in The Ice Sword
               and the Characters section.
             - Cleaned up text in Find the Aquamarine.
             - Rearranged the text in Return of the Vampires.
             - Updated the dependency between Pride of the Knights and
               Constance Kidnapped.
             - Added note about declining Frozen Lake Faerie to gain access to
               Frosthold Fortress. (Thanks Valorous for the tip.)
             - Added more questions to the FAQ section.
             - Added Tips on Treasure Hunting with Treasure Map topic. (Thanks
               yipviva for the contribution.)

Version 1.30 - Released on January 24, 2007.
             - Added the Tricks and Exploitations section.
             - Moved the Gold Dragon Trick and Pyrix Trick from the quests to
               the Tricks and Exploitations section.
             - Added extra trigger condition, more information about Chalice,
               and information about Yassi in Return of the Vampires.
             - Added information on completing Eule Gives a Hoot while keeping
               Sylvan and Brau. (Thanks lordbetshumeletz for the tip.)
             - Added extra paragraph to Unlocking All Three Ending Quests and
               updated the steps on completing all three ending quests.
             - Added a paragraph to each of the three ending quests.
             - Added information in the Calculating DP/LP Cost topic.
             - Updated information in Voice of the Blade.
             - Corrected the trigger condition of Constance Kidnapped. (Thanks
               Ramtieger for pointing it out!)
             - Modified and added to the introduction of Section III.
             - Corrected Kjaraht Knight to Kjaraht Soldier.
             - Minor touch up of text and information on various quests.
             - Moved Version History to below the Table of Contents.
             - Reversed Version History so that the newest version is at top.

Version 1.20 - Released on July 10, 2006.
             - Added the Characters and Romancing SaGa Trivia sections.
             - Added Altours Orchard Mini-Quest in Miscellaneous Topics.
             - Added more information in the Vortexes topic.
             - Added a paragraph about Death under The Netherworld.
             - Added the piglet/lamb mini-quest info under Valhalland Monsters.
             - Added more Frequently Asked Questions.
             - Added Version History.

Version 1.10 - Released on June 6, 2006.
             - Added more topics to Miscellaneous Topics.
             - Finished the Frequently Asked Questions section.

Version 1.00 - Released on June 5, 2006.






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        I. Introduction                                               [RS100]

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Romancing Saga: Minstrel Song is a non-linear game which consists of a good
number of quests. Most of the quests are optional and you can decide which to
take on. Since each quest has a "time frame" in which they are open for the
player, you may easily miss, or simply fail, some quests while you are working
on another one. However, this game has over 50 quests. It is alright to miss or
fail some quests in a playthrough. You can always pick up the missed quests in
a future playthrough. In fact, you may want to leave some quests alone in your
first playthrough so that you have something new in future playthroughs.

Nevertheless, some players (such as myself) like to complete as many things as
possible in a single playthrough. This guide provides suggestion on the order
of quests to take on so that one may complete as many quests as possible in a
single playthrough. This is especially helpful if you are trying to maximize
jewel income for challenges such as 10-Fatestone (10FS) Saruin. If you are not
planning to complete all the quests, the information on individual quests
should still be helpful.

Note that following the order of quests suggested in this guide requires some
experience in the game, which includes some familiarity with the battle system
as well as experience in actively avoiding monsters. As a result, you may find
it hard to follow the order of quests with the suggested "time frame" if you
are new to the game.

I am writing this guide with my experience on the game, the information from
the Brady Guide, and the plenty of discussions on the GameFAQ's Romancing Saga
Message Board. I strive to be as accurate as possible when writing this guide,
but the vast world of Mardias and randomness may leave room for errors. If you
see any errors or have any suggestions, please feel free to contact me.






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        II. Event Rank (ER)                                           [RS200]

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First of all, I need to introduce one of the most important concepts used in
this guide--Event Rank or ER.

Event Rank is similar to the time or your progress in the game. It determines
which quests are open and which are close. As you win battles, you accumulate
Rank Points. The number of Rank Points you have determines your ER. If you are
interested in more details about the Rank Points, you may refer to the Rank
Points section of Ramtieger's Game System FAQ.

To determine your current ER in the game, you need to consult the Volunteer
Brigade. You can find one in each of the towns. When you talk to the kid, tell
him "I could use your help." This brings up a list of topics of tutorial.
Using the new topics given by the kid, you can determine your current ER. For
example, if the newest topic is "How do I get more jewels?", that means your ER
is 3. The following table is obtained from the Brady Guide. Match the topics to
determine your ER.


  Event Rank                   Topics
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      1                What are proficiencies?
      2                I want more money.
      3                How do I get more jewels?
      4                School me in techniques and spells
      5                There's a chest I can't reach.
      6*               I want to learn even more advanced things.
(The following are listed under "I want to learn even more advanced things.")
      7                Stuns, Shocks, and Snares
      8                Vendors
      9                Herbs and Ore
      10               Classes
      11               Weapons and Shields
      12               Modes
      13               Blacksmithing II
      14               Concoctions II
      15               Synthesizing Spells
      16               Ambush
      17               Lurking and Moving Silently
      18               Trading
      19               Blacksmithing III
      20               Final Secrets
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Note:
* The topic for ER 6 does not appear until you reach ER 7. That means there is
essentially no new topic appears at ER 6. You can only determine if you are at
ER 5 or 6 by the availability of certain quests, such as Stolen Nymphs or
Neville's Request.

Also note that there are ER 21 and 22. The Volunteer Brigade does not have any
new topic for these two ERs. ER 21 is of the least importance and there is no
clear cut way to distinguish between ER 20 and ER 21 except with certain quests
that may span multiple ER. As for ER 22, one way to determine whether you are
at that ER is the availability of the quest Frozen Faerie. If you did not
trigger this quest through Death, this quest is available when you reach ER 22.






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        III. Character Introduction Walkthrough                       [RS300]

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This section starts the walkthrough for the introduction of each character.
The quest with the earliest closing ER is Unsettling Settlement (Quest 8),
which closes after ER 2. To complete this quest, you need to finish a main
character's introduction by ER 2, or you will miss the chance.

One needs to actively avoid most of the random monsters to keep the ER from
rising too fast, either through player's skill in dodging monsters or through
the proficiencies Lurk and Move Silently. If you fight too many battles, your
ER may increase too much and cause some other events to close or fail before
you have a chance to complete them.

Finishing the introduction by ER 2 is especially hard for Sif. The slopes of
Shiverland can be infested with Birds, Beasts, and Plants, which are hard to
dodge in a narrow passage. The caves in Shiverland are even worse. It would be
rather easy to avoid them if one had Lurk and Move Silently, but we do not have
the luxury in the Sif's introduction unless Darque is unlocked. Once Darque is
unlocked,he can be recruited in most of the towns right at the start of the
game and he carries the proficiency Lurk. Refer to Who Am I? (Quest 52) for
more information about Darque.

Remember that the suggestions of actively avoiding monsters and finishing the
introduction by ER 2 are contingent on the desire to complete as many quests as
possible in a single playthrough. As mentioned in the Introduction, this is not
recommended for players new to the game.



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      Albert                                                          [RS301]
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Albert is a young nobleman. He is the son of Rudolf, Lord of the Isthmus.
Albert has the longest introduction and he is suitable for players who are new
to Saga games. However, to make it easier to complete his introduction by ER 2,
you may consider leaving Albert until you have unlocked Darque.

Albert starts his adventure in his bedroom! After the talk with Diana, leave
the room and go down to the throne room. Diana will get upset if you did not
equip your shield and sword. Equip them and talk to Diana again. Monsters have
infested the cave to the east. You mission is to eradicate them. Soldier A and
Soldier B will join to assist you.

When you have left the castle and walk down the slope, you should see the cave
(Isthmus Cavern) not far away. Since we would like to keep the ER low, avoid as
many random monsters as possible and go straight to the end for the boss. If
you unavoidably get into a battle, you may retreat from the battle, but watch
your characters' LP. Note that you cannot withdraw from chain battles.

The boss is tough. You can only pray that Diana or one of the soldiers would
learn a tech or two to deal decent damage. Use the First-Aid Kit or the balms
on the soldiers if needed. After you killed the boss, you will need to dodge
your way back out of the cave. When you are out, you may strip the soldiers
of any unused balms since they will leave your party soon.

Report to Lord Rudolf for the success. Then Prince Neidhart of Rosalia has
come to propose to Diana. After Neidhart has left, the castle throws a
celebration party for Diana. In the meanwhile, a evil minion of Saruin is
plotting against the castle.

When Albert wakes up again in his bedroom, the caslte is being attacked. Head
down to the throne room and Lord Rudolf will ask Albert to protect Diana and
take a message to Prince Neidhart asking for aid. Use the secret passage at the
back of the room to leave. Don't forget to take the 2000G in the chest that is
in the passage.

Albert and Diana get outside, but they are surrounded by a large number of
monsters. At this time, a Dragon appears. To let Albert survive, Diana throws
Albert off the cliff and decides to fight alone to buy him some time...

Albert is rescued by Monica and wakes up in her house in Loban. You need to go
to Bruelle and take the ship to Yeoville in order to reach Rosalia. However, if
you run into the soldiers in Loban, you will be taken into a jail. Search for
a movable wall and escape. On your way out, you will here someone is cursing
someone else. This is related to the quest Ailing Emperor (Quest 27), but you
may put this aside for now. At this point, do not recruit anyone into your
party yet as they will be forced to leave your party later. Before you leave
Loban, visit the mentor and buy the Move Silently proficiency. Buy the Jump
proficiency also if you want a Gothic Armor later. Now head to Bruelle and buy
the Lurk Proficiency from the mentor. This mentor also allows you to train in
Covert and Survival skills. To get the Gothic Armor, you need at least level 2
in Survival. (Note that if this is your first playthrough, you may not train
Covert or Survival skill individually yet, you will have to train the whole
class that contains the skill. In fact, you need to get a class to level 3
before you can train skills individually.) When you are ready, let's take the
ship to Yeoville.

On the ship, there is a seemingly unimportant scene that you see a man holding
a large package. He is related to Stolen Nymph (Quest 18), but you don't need
to worry about it now. While Albert thinks he can arrive in Rosalia safely, the
ship is wrecked and fate has brought him to Valhalland.

Gato, the elder of the village, has asked Sif, a female Valhallan Warrior, to
clear the caves of monsters. You have the option to help out to repay them for
saving your life. (If you choose the other option, you will have to do it
without Sif. The generic Valhallan Warrior in the pub will not join you
either.) If you have unlocked Darque, recruit him into your party. Then go to
the pub to recruit the Minstrel and Valhallan Warrior. Keep asking the Minstrel
to sing until he joins. Equip the Lurk, Move Silently, and Jump proficiencies
before you head out. If you did not do so, the mentor in Gato's Village also
allows you to train Covert and Survival skills.

There are three caves you need to clear--the West Cave, East Cave, and South
Cave. The middle left arrow on the Shiverland map leads to the West Cave. The
second arrow from the top on the right side leads to the East Cave. The bottom
right arrow leads to the south slope. Go through the south slope and the South
Cave will be to the left. To clear a cave, you only need to take out the fixed
monster standing still on the screen at the end of the cave. You should ignore
and avoid other random monsters. The South Cave stage 2 has a second exit to an
enclosed slope. Don't forget to get the chests there before you leave. After
you kill the boss in West Cave, go forward and you will see a chest behind a
jump point. If you have level 2 Jump, you will be able to get the 500G and
Gothic Armor inside the chest.

After clearing the caves, return to see Gato and receive your rewards. Next, to
get to Rosalia, you will need to take a ship from the Knights Dominion. Gato
gives you a map and now you have access to Eugenstadt.

Leave the village and take the bottom left arrow of the map to exit Shiverland.
Press the triangle button to go to the world map, select Knights Dominion and
then Eugenstadt. In Eugenstadt, visit the castle and you will meet with Lord
Heinrich. He is heading for Mirsaburg for the council of knights. Choose to go
with him. After the council of knights, you may help Theodore and Raphael in
the quest Pride of the Knights. However, we have more time-sensitive quests to
do, so we will leave this for later.

At Mirsaburg, take the ship to Yeoville. Leave the town and head for Crystal
City. After all these, you have finally arrive at the capital of Rosalia. Go
to the Crystal Palace and see Prince Neidhart. This concludes the introduction
of Albert.




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      Aisha                                                           [RS302]
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Aisha is a nomad girl of the Taralian tribe. Today she is taking a ride on her
horse on the Steppes of Galessa. When you gain control of Aisha, you are free
to ride the horse on the steppes. You will enter a battle when you run into the
monster. When Aisha loses, Prince Neidhart of Rosalia comes to the rescue.

After a scene, you have the options of following Neidhart for a visit of
Crystal City or going back to the camp directly. Either way, the story will
turn out the same, so it is recommended to go to Crystal City for the extra
scenes. Aisha and Neidhart eventually come back to the camp, Neidhart will have
a talk with Aisha's Grandfather, Nizam. After Neidhart has left, you will
regain control of Aisha outside Nizam's camp. Go back into the camp, talk to
Nizam, and you now have access to Uso.

From this point, you can have two routes to go. The first route is going to
Uso, open up the world, and start exploring and roaming the world for quests.
The second route is getting kidnapped and sold as slave to South Estamir. The
second route seems so much more interesting. Let's do that!

One drawback of getting kidnapped is that you lose the chance to complete the
quest Wuhan's Secret. You will still get the jewels reward, but you will lose
the 2500 gold reward. To get around this, we will first open up South Estamir
and trigger Wuhan's Secret. You may follow the steps below to get to South
Estamir:

1. Leave Steppes of Galessa through one of the exits on the right of the map
   and go to Uso.

2. Recruit Hawke at Uso.

3. Go to Northpoint and talk to the lady at the town entrance, who mentions
   about heading south to reach Rosalia.

4. Now go back to Uso, walk south along the road, and exit through the south
   entrance. This will automatically brings you to Crystal City.

5. Check the Crystal City pub for Sif or check the pubs of Crystal City, Uso,
   and Northpoint for Barbara. Go back and forth on these three places until
   you find one of them and recruit her.

6. If you have recruited Barbara, you may go directly to South Estamir. If you
   have recruited Sif, you may go to Yeoville and take a ship to North Estamir
   for 50G. If you prefer not to spend the gold, you may continue your search
   for Barbara in Altours, Crystal City, Uso, and Northpoint. You may also find
   Jamil in Altours or Yeoville, which can also open up South Estamir directly.

7. If you have taken the ship from Yeoville to North Estamir. You will need to
   go through the sewers to South Estamir. Avoid the monsters in the sewers. Or
   you may do the first part of Oh, Mummy! to get 1000 gold and take the ship
   to South Estamir for 10G.

8. Once you are in South Estamir, go to the pub. Talk to the bartender and then
   the agent to the right to trigger Wuhan's Secret.

Now that we have triggered the Wuhan's Secret, it's time for the fun. First
dismiss all other characters in your party. Head back to the Steppes of
Galessa. Near the entrance at the top right of the map, you will see a man.
When you approach the man, you will get into a battle with the kidnapper.
Losing to the kidnapper, Aisha is enslaved and sold to South Estamir. After a
short scene, you will end up in Wuhan's Secret Room. After talking with Farah,
Jamil comes to rescue. When they are about to escape, Wuhan has come and you
will need to defeat the two guards. After the battle, you have the options to
forgive or kill Wuhan. Killing Wuhan affects some quests and rewards in the
future. In this guide, Wuhan is spared.

You may talk to Farah to collect some jewels and go back to South Estamir pub
to collect your gold reward. From this point on, Aisha is free to explore the
world. (Note that you have lost access to Uso and Steppes of Galessa. To regain
access to those places, go to Northpoint and walk out of the town. This brings
you to Uso. In Uso, talk to the lady to the left of the magic shop to get
access to Steppes of Galessa.)




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      Gray                                                            [RS303]
  ============

Gray is an adventurer. Together with Myriam and Galahad, he sets sail to Ligau
Isle to search for treasures. After arriving in Jelton, talk with the people in
town to collect information. There are words that treasures are hidden in the
caves of the plains. The bartender mentions about a deep burrow near a big
flower field. That sounds like a place of treasure. Other people also mentions
that dinosaur egg can sell for a good price.

Let's head out to the plains and start looking for treasure! The first
destination is the cave located at the bottom right of the plains map. You will
see dinosaurs on the plains. At this point, you will not be able to defeat
them. So just avoid them and don't get in their way. The Treasure Cave is long,
but it should be straight forward. Avoid as many random monsters as possible to
keep your ER low. Keep in mind that you need to finish the introduction by
ER 2 in order to do the quest on the other side of the world! When you arrive
at the first intersection of Treasure Cave B3, you will see a Rusty Sword.
After the sword is pulled out, the sword will speak to Gray and ask Gray to
temper it with bronze. This initiates a quest exclusive to Gray. Continue on to
the end of the cave, you will see a beastman standing at a dead end. The
beastman will call out some company and a battle starts. This battle can be
tough at this point and it may take a number of tries. If you need an extra
hand, you may recruit the Minstrel in Jelton's pub by keeping asking him to
sing songs. Or you may get in a few random battles to level up a bit before
taking them on. However, do watch your ER and make sure you are still ER 2
when you get out of the cave. After defeating them, a chest appears and there
is the "plain treasure"...

Now let's get the dinosaur egg. The Dinosaur Nest is the cave nearest to the
plains exit leading to Jelton (the leftmost middle cave on the map). A few
dinosaurs inhabit this cave and the egg is at the end of the cave. The
dinosaurs normally do not chase you; however, once you get the egg, they will
keep chasing you in a frenzy. One way to ensure that you get out of the cave
safely and easily, you may get into battle with the dinosaurs *before* you get
the egg and retreat. They will then disappear. (If you have the egg, they will
not disappear even if you retreat.) You may keep the egg or sell it for over
5k gold. (Before you sell it, try using the egg in battle. It's pretty cool!)

With the stuff done on Ligau Isle, head back to Jelton. A man should now be at
the dock. Talk to him and leave for Melvir. When you arrive, you get to pick
whether you want to go with Galahad, Myriam, or none. Do not worry about losing
one or the other, you can always re-recruit them later.

In Melvir, you will run into Gian. He will ask you to protect a girl named
Claudia for him. Let's do this for an old pal and Gian will pay you 1000G for
your help. Claudia will then join your party.


Gray Bug
--------

Every now and then, there are players on the message board report that they
cannot find the ship to Melvir. The man who takes you to Melvir is simply not
there at the dock, even after you have finished everything on Ligau Isle. This
is known as the Gray Bug.

I personally have never encounter this bug, so I cannot say much about it.
However, I have a couple suggestions and hopefully they may help.

1. Make sure you talk with everyone in town, including the bartender, before
   you leave the town.

2. Every time you return to town, check the dock. If the man is there, hop onto
   the ship to Melvir lest the man disappears in the future. You can always
   come back to Jelton afterwards.

Bladewind's FAQ has a step by step guide on a safe route to avoid the Gray Bug.
You may want to check it out if you are having problems.




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      Claudia                                                         [RS304]
  ===============

Claudia is raised by Eule, witch of Mazewood. There is much mystery about
her true identity. When the game begins, the birds tell Claudia that Eule
is looking for her. Walk towards the north and talk with Eule. It seems that
monsters have been lurking near the forest entrance lately. Claudia is sent to
take a look with the company of Sylvan and Brau. Go back to the previous area,
turn to the right and then south, and keep going south. Eventually, you will
see a scene where a man named Gian is being chased by monsters.

After the battle, Gian will give Claudia a map of the Empire and ask her to
visit him in the Melvir palace before he leaves. Return to speak with Eule. She
will encourage Claudia to go out to the world and explore. Before you go,
remember to take the chest inside Eule's house. Now it's time to go and visit
Melvir!

When you arrive in Melvir, you may take some time to explore around or you may
go straight to the palace on 2F. Talk to the guards and Gian will come out to
take you to meet Lord Neville, head of the Imperial guards. After a short
meeting, Gian will take you to the Inn for a rest.

The next day Gian introduces you to a well-known adventurer, Gray. Gray will
join your party and unlock an overwhelming number of places. From now on, you
are free to explore the world of Mardias!

Note that before you complete the quest A Suspicious Demise (Quest 10), there
may be a guy wandering around in Melvir 1F. He will walk towards you. He is
actually an assassin and will attack you. In fact, you will meet the assassin
with other main characters as well and he will attack you if Claudia is in your
party. This assassin attempt is related to Claudia's true identity, which is
revealed in Eule Gives a Hoot (Quest 25).




  -------------
      Jamil                                                           [RS305]
  =============

Jamil is a thief in South Estamir. After watching some opening scenes, you gain
control of Jamil with his good buddy, Dowd, joining the party. Now let's
explore the city. Walking down the circular stairs to the lower part of the
city, you can meet with another of Jamil's good friend, Farah. You can choose
to give her the Silver Bracers you stole earlier. (I'm not sure if choosing
one option or another will have any effect. I chose to give her the bracers.)

After talking with Farah, you may visit the pub. Talk to the bartender and then
the agent to the right for a job. This triggers the quest Wuhan's Secret.
Visiting Farah's House, her mom will tell you that Farah is taken away by the
loan shark. Now it's time to rescue her!

Go to the Slave Trader's House and beat up the guys there. The slave trader
will tell you that Farah is sent to Wuhan's secret place in the Amut temple in
North Estamir. However, that place is guarded and a man is hard to get in.
So... there is this brilliant idea. Jamil disguise as a woman.

Either go through the sewers to North Estamir or take the boat for 10G. Enter
the Temple of Amut and go to the right of the altar. Mistaking Jamil as a
woman, the guard lets Jamil in.

Inside Wuhan's Secret Room, other than Farah, you will also find Aisha. If you
want to recruit Aisha, you may talk to her and she will join you. After talking
with Farah, Wuhan arrives with two guards. Defeating the guards leaves Wuhan
begging for his life. You have the options to forgive or kill Wuhan. Killing
Wuhan affects future quest and scenes involving him. The most notable one is
the Water Dragon Rite (Quest 31).

After returning to Farah's House, you may talk to Farah for some jewels reward.
Go to South Estamir pub to collect your gold reward from the agent. If you see
Barbara in the pub, recruit her. When you are walking out of the pub, Dowd will
indicate that he wants to leave the party and stay in Estamir. You can choose
to keep him in the party or let him go. If you let him go, you will not be able
to recruit him back into the party, but you may be able to recruit him with
other main characters in future playthroughs. Refer to the section "Recruiting
Dowd with Characters other than Jamil" under Miscellaneous Topics for more
information.




  -----------
      Sif                                                             [RS306]
  ===========

Sif is the hardest of the 8 characters to complete the introduction by ER 2.
If you are trying to complete all the quests (or the Unsettling Settlement)
with Sif, I recommend that you should have unlocked Darque in a previous
playthrough first. Darque is comparatively strong in the early game. He will
make the battles in your Sif's introduction a lot easier. More importantly,
Darque possesses the proficiency Lurk, which is invaluable in helping to avoid
monsters congested in the Shiverland slopes or caves. During Sif's
introduction, you will fight six fixed battles. To finish the introduction by
ER 2, you should avoid as many random monsters as possible. I recommend
limiting the number of random battles to 3 or 4 during the entire introduction.
If you unavoidably get into a battle, you may retreat from it without raising
your ER, but it consumes your character's LP. Avoid chain battles because you
cannot retreat from them.

Sif is a strong and brave Valhallan warrior. When you gain control of Sif in
Gato's Village, visit the village chief Gato and he will mention that the
weather is getting unusually warm lately and monsters have infested the nearby
caves. Your mission is to clear the monsters in the caves. If you have
unlocked Darque, recruit him into your party and equip his Lurk proficiency.
You may also spend some jewels to level up his Covert skills so that Lurk can
last longer. Then go to the pub to recruit the Minstrel and Valhallan Warrior.
Keep asking the Minstrel to sing until he joins. Now a party is formed, you are
ready to go!

There are three caves you need to clear--the West Cave, East Cave, and South
Cave. The middle left arrow on the Shiverland map leads to the West Cave. The
second arrow from the top on the right side leads to the East Cave. The bottom
right arrow leads to the south slope. Go through the south slope and the South
Cave will be to the left. To clear a cave, you only need to take out the fixed
monster standing still on the screen at the end of the cave. You should ignore
and avoid other random monsters.

After clearing the caves, return to see Gato and receive your rewards. Go out
of the house and talk to the kid standing in front of the slope leading to
Gato's house. He informs you that there is a shipwreck. Leave the village and
go down the slope to the right side. You will see a scene and rescue a boy
named Albert.

When you visit Gato again, you will be informed that the caves are infested
again. Albert will offer to join you to repay for saving his life. It is always
good to have an extra hand. Let him join and go to clear the caves again. Note
that the West Cave and East Cave are still the same, but the South Cave has
changed. The South Cave stage 2 has a second exit to an enclosed slope. Don't
forget to get the chests there before you leave.

Return to see Gato and receive your rewards again. Gato will give you a map and
ask you to take Albert to the Knights Dominion. You now have access to
Eugenstadt. When you walk out of the house, Gato will stop you and give you the
Dragon's Eye. It used to shine but it has lost its glimmer. Refer to the quest
the Dragon Knight for more information on restoring the Dragon's Eye.

Leave the village and take the bottom left arrow of the map to exit Shiverland.
Press the triangle button to go to the world map, select Knights Dominion and
then Eugenstadt. In Eugenstadt, visit the castle and you will meet with Lord
Heinrich. He is heading for Mirsaburg for the council of knights. Choose to go
with him. After the council of knights, you may help Theodore and Raphael in
the quest Pride of the Knights. However, we have more time-sensitive quests to
do, so we will leave this for later. Take the ship from Mirsaburg to Yeoville.
This will open up the places in Rosalia. Now you are free to explore the world.




  -------------
      Hawke                                                           [RS307]
  =============

Hawke is a pirate of the Coral Sea and the captain of the pirate ship Lady
Luck. You start at the Coral Sea where you may attack other ships. If you
choose to let the ship go, you get 100G; otherwise, you get 300G. Different
options give different alignment changes to the Gods. You will become more evil
if you don't let them go. You may refer to Ramtieger's Game System FAQ for more
information. Although the gold reward is attractive, you should avoid getting
into too many battles since we need to finish the introduction by ER 2.

Sail the ship to the middle cave (Cave C). Pass through the cave and you will
reach Pirate Coast. Attend the assembly in the Pirate's Hideout and Butcher
will challenge you to a duel to settle the matters. If you want to progress the
game fast, you may choose to apologize. Then exiting the hideout and reentering
will trigger the next scene. However, to fully see the scenes and experience
Hawke's introduction, you should choose to accept the challenge. Go back to
Lady Luck and sail back to Coral Sea. It will bring you to Mask Isle, only to
find yourself being sold to the Imperial Navy by Butcher. As you escape back to
Pirate Coast and plan to take a revenge on Butcher, he takes the intiative in
accusing you of being a traitor. Now all the pirates will attack you. You
should avoid as many pirates as possible to keep your ER low. Run back to the
ship and leave Pirate Coast.

After the shipwreck, you will end up in Godongo. You may check with the
Volunteer Brigade to make sure your ER is no higher than 2.




  ---------------
      Barbara                                                         [RS308]
  ===============

Barbara is a dancer of an entertainment troupe. This time they arrive in
Weston. Barbara has next to none introduction. When you gain control of her,
you are basically free to start your world exploration.

Anyway, let's get off the wagon and explore Weston a bit since we are here.
When Barbara goes into the pub, Minstrel will ask her to dance. After the
dance, Minstrel gives a beautiful necklace to Barbara as a gift--the Amethyst.
Minstrel then leaves the pub in a hurry. Now at this point, your adventure in
Mardias officially starts.






===============================================================================

        IV. Opening up the World                                      [RS400]

===============================================================================


After having finished with the introduction, you are now free to roam the
world of Mardias and take on various quests. Before taking on the quests,
this section describes how you may open up the world.



  -----------------------
      A. By Character                                                 [RS410]
  =======================

This section describes how to open up the world of Mardias for each character.



    Albert and Sif                                                    [RS411]
  ==================

After the introduction, Albert or Sif should have access to Shiverland, Gato's
Village, Eugenstadt, Mirsaburg, Yeoville, Altours, and Crystal City.

1. At Crystal City, talk to the people in the pub to unlock Crystal Lake and
   Mt. Scurve.

2. Travel to Yeoville and take the ship to North Estamir. From North Estamir,
   you may take the small boat or go through the Sewers to reach South Estamir.

3. Look for and recruit Barbara in North Estamir, South Estamir, Altours, or
   Crystal City. She will open up Northpoint, Uso, Tarmitta, New Road, and
   Weston.

4. Travel to Yeoville and take the ship to Bruelle.

5. In Bruelle, talk to the lady standing near the dock entrance to unlock Bayre
   Plateau. Then talk to the man standing near the blacksmith shop to unlock
   Loban and Aurefont.

6. Travel to Uso. Talk to the man or the kid on the road to unlock Kaklim
   Desert. Talk to the lady to the left of the magic shop to unlock Steppes of
   Galessa. (Alternatively, you may recruit Aisha to unlock Steppes of
   Galessa.)

7. Travel to Northpoint and take the ship to Godongo for 50G. (Alternatively,
   you may recruit Hawke at Uso to unlock Godongo.)

8. Leave Godongo for the Jungle and walk towards the right to arrive in Oapu.
   (There is no need to enter the cave or take the boat in the Jungle.)

9. Take the ship from Oapu to Melvir for 80G. (Alternatively, if you can find
   and recruit Gray at Altours or Aurefont, he will open up Melvir.)

10. Take the ship from Melvir to Jelton for 50G. (Alternatively, you may
    recruit Gray to unlock Jelton.)

11. You may recruit Claudia to unlock Mazewood.

12. At Weston, talk to the lady standing between the Inn and the item shop to
    unlock Yassi. Go to Yassi, come back, and talk to the same lady again to
    unlock Saoki.



    Aisha                                                             [RS412]
  =========

Continuing from Aisha's Introduction Walkthrough from the previous section,
Aisha should now have access to Godongo, Northpoint, Uso, Steppes of Galessa,
Crystal City, Altours, North Estamir, and South Estamir. You should have access
to some more places depending on whether you recruited Barbara or Sif.

1. If you did not recruit Barbara, you may now look for her in Northpoint, Uso,
   Crystal City, Altours, North Estamir, or South Estamir. She will open up
   Tarmitta, New Road, and Weston.

2. If you did not recruit Sif, you may look for her in Altours or Crystal City.
   She will open up Yeoville, Mirsaburg, Eugenstadt, Shiverland, and Gato's
   Village. Alternatively, you may open up Yeoville by taking the ship from
   North Estamir for 50G. Then you may open up Mirsaburg by taking the ship
   from Yeoville for 50G. At Mirsaburg, talk to the old man to the right of the
   entrance to the castle to open up Eugenstadt. However, you still need Sif to
   open up the places in Valhalland.

3. At Crystal City, talk to the people in the pub to unlock Crystal Lake and
   Mt. Scurve.

4. Travel to Yeoville and take the ship to Bruelle for 20G.

5. In Bruelle, talk to the lady standing near the dock entrance to unlock Bayre
   Plateau. Then talk to the man standing near the blacksmith shop to unlock
   Loban and Aurefont.

6. Travel to Godongo, leave the town for the Jungle, and walk towards the right
   to arrive in Oapu.
   (There is no need to enter the cave or take the boat in the Jungle.)

7. Take the ship from Oapu to Melvir for 80G. (Alternatively, if you can find
   and recruit Gray at Altours or Aurefont, he will open up Melvir.)

8. Take the ship from Melvir to Jelton for 50G. (Alternatively, you may recruit
   Gray to unlock Jelton.)

9. At Weston, talk to the lady standing between the Inn and the item shop to
   unlock Yassi. Go to Yassi, come back, and talk to the same lady again to
   unlock Saoki.

10. You may recruit Claudia to unlock Mazewood.

11. You may talk to the lady at the plaza in front of the guarded castle in
    Loban to unlock Isthmus (which I do not recommend unless you want to go
    there.)



    Gray and Claudia                                                  [RS413]
  ====================

Gray and Claudia start with access to Melvir, Loban, Bruelle, Aurefont,
Mazewood, Jelton, Crystal City, Altours, Yeoville, North Estamir, Isthmus, Uso,
and Northpoint.

1. Travel to Crystal City or Altours to recruit Sif. She will open up
   Mirsaburg, Eugenstadt, Shiverland, and Gato's Village. Alternatively, you
   may open up Mirsaburg by taking the ship from Yeoville for 50G. At
   Mirsaburg, talk to the old man to the right of the entrance to the castle to
   open up Eugenstadt. However, you still need Sif to open up the places in
   Valhalland.

2. Look for and recruit Barbara in Northpoint, Uso, Crystal City, Altours, or
   North Estamir. She will open up South Estamir, Tarmitta, New Road, and
   Weston.

3. At Crystal City, talk to the people in the pub to unlock Crystal Lake and
   Mt. Scurve.

4. In Bruelle, talk to the lady standing near the dock entrance to unlock Bayre
   Plateau.

5. Travel to Uso. Talk to the man or the kid on the road to unlock Kaklim
   Desert. Talk to the lady to the left of the magic shop to unlock Steppes of
   Galessa. (Alternatively, you may recruit Aisha to unlock Steppes of
   Galessa.)

6. Travel to Northpoint and take the ship to Godongo for 50G. (Alternatively,
   you may recruit Hawke at Uso to unlock Godongo.)

7. Leave Godongo for the Jungle and walk towards the right to arrive in Oapu.
   (There is no need to enter the cave or take the boat in the Jungle.)

8. At Weston, talk to the lady standing between the Inn and the item shop to
   unlock Yassi. Go to Yassi, come back, and talk to the same lady again to
   unlock Saoki.



    Jamil                                                             [RS414]
  =========

Jamil has access to North and South Estamir after his introduction.

1. Look for and recruit Barbara in South or North Estamir. She will open up
   Northpoint, Uso, Crystal City, Altours, Tarmitta, New Road, and Weston.

2. Travel to Crystal City or Altours to recruit Sif. She will open up Yeoville,
   Mirsaburg, Eugenstadt, Shiverland, and Gato's Village. Alternatively, you
   may open up Yeoville by taking the ship from North Estamir for 50G. Then you
   may open up Mirsaburg by taking the ship from Yeoville for 50G. At
   Mirsaburg, talk to the old man to the right of the entrance to the castle to
   open up Eugenstadt. However, you still need Sif to open up the places in
   Valhalland.

3. At Crystal City, talk to the people in the pub to unlock Crystal Lake and
   Mt. Scurve.

4. Travel to Yeoville and take the ship to Bruelle for 20G.

5. In Bruelle, talk to the lady standing near the dock entrance to unlock Bayre
   Plateau. Then talk to the man standing near the blacksmith shop to unlock
   Loban and Aurefont.

6. Travel to Uso. Talk to the man or the kid on the road to unlock Kaklim
   Desert. Talk to the lady to the left of the magic shop to unlock Steppes of
   Galessa. (Alternatively, you may recruit Aisha to unlock Steppes of
   Galessa.)

7. Travel to Northpoint and take the ship to Godongo for 50G. (Alternatively,
   you may recruit Hawke at Uso to unlock Godongo.)

8. Leave Godongo for the Jungle and walk towards the right to arrive in Oapu.
   (There is no need to enter the cave or take the boat in the Jungle.)

9. Take the ship from Oapu to Melvir for 80G. (Alternatively, if you can find
   and recruit Gray at Altours or Aurefont, he will open up Melvir.)

10. Take the ship from Melvir to Jelton for 50G. (Alternatively, you may
    recruit Gray to unlock Jelton.)

11. You may recruit Claudia to unlock Mazewood.

12. You may talk to the lady at the plaza in front of the guarded castle in
    Loban to unlock Isthmus (which I do not recommend unless you want to go
    there.)

13. At Weston, talk to the lady standing between the Inn and the item shop to
    unlock Yassi. Go to Yassi, come back, and talk to the same lady again to
    unlock Saoki.



    Hawke                                                             [RS415]
  =========

After his introduction, Hawke has access to Godongo and Oapu.

1. At Godongo, take the ship to Northpoint for 50G.

2. At Northpoint, talk to the lady at the town entrance, who mentions
   about heading south to reach Rosalia. Walk out of Northpoint and it will
   bring you to Uso

3. At Uso, talk to the man or the kid on the road to unlock Kaklim Desert. Talk
   to the lady to the left of the magic shop to unlock Steppes of Galessa. Then
   exit the town through the south entrance. This will automatically brings you
   to Crystal City.

4. Check the pubs of Crystal City, Uso, and Northpoint for Barbara. Go back and
   forth on these three places until you find and recruit her.

5. You may also take a ship from Oapu to Melvir for 80G. Recruit Gray if he is
   in the pub. He will open to Bafal, Rosalia, and Ligau Isle.

6. Travel to Crystal City or Altours to recruit Sif. She will open up Yeoville,
   Mirsaburg, Eugenstadt, Shiverland, and Gato's Village. Alternatively, you
   may open up Yeoville by taking the ship from North Estamir for 50G. Then you
   may open up Mirsaburg by taking the ship from Yeoville for 50G. At
   Mirsaburg, talk to the old man to the right of the entrance to the castle to
   open up Eugenstadt. However, you still need Sif to open up the places in
   Valhalland.

7. At Crystal City, talk to the people in the pub to unlock Crystal Lake and
   Mt. Scurve.

8. If you did not recruit Gray, travel to Yeoville and take the ship to Bruelle
   for 20G.

9. In Bruelle, talk to the lady standing near the dock entrance to unlock Bayre
   Plateau. Then talk to the man standing near the blacksmith shop to unlock
   Loban and Aurefont.

10. At Weston, talk to the lady standing between the Inn and the item shop to
    unlock Yassi. Go to Yassi, come back, and talk to the same lady again to
    unlock Saoki.

11. You may recruit Claudia to unlock Mazewood.



    Barbara                                                           [RS416]
  ===========

Barbara has all towns along the New Road unlocked when she starts. They include
Northpoint, Uso, Crystal City, Altours, North Estmair, South Estarmir,
Tarmitta, New Road, and Weston.

1. At Weston, talk to the lady standing between the Inn and the item shop to
   unlock Yassi. Go to Yassi, come back, and talk to the same lady again to
   unlock Saoki.

2. Travel to Crystal City or Altours to recruit Sif. She will open up Yeoville,
   Mirsaburg, Eugenstadt, Shiverland, and Gato's Village. Alternatively, you
   may open up Yeoville by taking the ship from North Estamir for 50G. Then you
   may open up Mirsaburg by taking the ship from Yeoville for 50G. At
   Mirsaburg, talk to the old man to the right of the entrance to the castle to
   open up Eugenstadt. However, you still need Sif to open up the places in
   Valhalland.

3. At Crystal City, talk to the people in the pub to unlock Crystal Lake and
   Mt. Scurve.

4. Travel to Yeoville and take the ship to Bruelle for 20G.

5. In Bruelle, talk to the lady standing near the dock entrance to unlock Bayre
   Plateau. Then talk to the man standing near the blacksmith shop to unlock
   Loban and Aurefont.

6. Travel to Uso. Talk to the man or the kid on the road to unlock Kaklim
   Desert. Talk to the lady to the left of the magic shop to unlock Steppes of
   Galessa. (Alternatively, you may recruit Aisha to unlock Steppes of
   Galessa.)

7. Travel to Northpoint and take the ship to Godongo for 50G. (Alternatively,
   you may recruit Hawke at Uso to unlock Godongo.)

8. Leave Godongo for the Jungle and walk towards the right to arrive in Oapu.
   (There is no need to enter the cave or take the boat in the Jungle.)

9. Take the ship from Oapu to Melvir for 80G. (Alternatively, if you can find
   and recruit Gray at Altours or Aurefont, he will open up Melvir.)

10. Take the ship from Melvir to Jelton for 50G. (Alternatively, you may
    recruit Gray to unlock Jelton.)

11. You may recruit Claudia to unlock Mazewood.

12. You may talk to the lady at the plaza in front of the guarded castle in
    Loban to unlock Isthmus (which I do not recommend unless you want to go
    there.)




  -------------------
      B. By Place                                                     [RS420]
  ===================

This section describes how to unlock each place of each area.



    Frontier                                                          [RS421]
  ============

Weston - Recruit Barbara.
       - Exit from the north end of New Road.
New Road - Recruit Barbara.
Yassi - Talk to the lady standing between the Inn and the item shop.
Saoki - Talk to the lady standing between the Inn and the item shop a second
        time.
Yassi Cavern - Talk to the lady on the first platform in Yassi.
Saoki Cavern - Talk to the old man at the back of Saoki at ER 4 or above.
Vampire's Den - Talk to the two men in Weston pub at ER 10 or above.
Jewel Beast's Lair - Please refer to the quest Jewel Beast (Quest 33).



    Kjaraht                                                           [RS422]
  ===========

South Estamir - Recruit Barbara or Jamil.
              - Take the small boat or go through Sewers from North Estamir.
Tarmitta - Recruit Barbara.
         - Rescue the girl from the Kidnappers in North Estamir during Water
           Dragon Rite (Quest 31).
Lake Malar - Talk to the man standing in front of the apothecary in Tarmitta
             at ER 10 or above.
Assassins' Guild - Trigger Assassins' Guild (Quest 32). Then pay to sleep at
                   the Inn in South Estamir or visit Farah for a scene.



    Knights Dominion                                                  [RS423]
  ====================

Mirsaburg - Recruit Sif.
          - Take the ship from Yeoville or Bruelle.
          - Talk to the man near the weapon shops in Eugenstadt.
Eugenstadt - Recruit Sif.
           - Talk to the old man to the right of the entrance to the castle in
             Mirsaburg.
Weiserheim - Talk to Lord Heinrich in Eugenstadt during Constance Kidnapped
             (Quest 28) at ER 9-17.
Abandoned Keep - Have Theodore and Raphael joining your party during Pride of
                 the Knights (Quest 14).
               - During Pride of the Knights (Quest 14), talk with the man to
                 the left of the Mirsaburg Castle bridge.
Kidnappers' Cave - Talk to Flammar in Weiserheim during Constance Kidnapped
                   (Quest 28) at ER 9-17.
Pagan Ruins - Check the map found in Theodore's room in Mirsaburg Castle during
              Theodore's Madness at ER 18 or above.
Drachenvale - Start the quest Dragon Knight (Quest 49).



    Valhalland                                                        [RS424]
  ==============

Shiverland - Recruit Sif.
Gato's Village - Recruit Sif.



    Dry Lands                                                         [RS425]
  =============

Northpoint - Recruit Hawke, Barbara, or Gray.
           - Take the ship from Godongo.
Uso - Recruit Barbara or Gray.
    - Talk to the lady at the entrance of Northpoint and then walk out of town.
Steppes of Galessa - Recruit Aisha.
                   - Talk to the lady to the left of the magic shop in Uso.
Kaklim Desert - Talk to the man or the kid on the paved road in Uso.
Auldburg - If the Minstrel tells you the tale of the Giants (Quest 54) at ER 20
           or above, talk to the kid on the road in Uso.
Trials of Elore - Unlocked if the Minstrel tells you the tale of Mirsa and his
                  comrades at ER 20 or above.



    Rosalia                                                           [RS426]
  ===========

Crystal City - Recruit Barbara or Gray.
             - Talk to the lady at the entrance of Northpoint, then go to Uso
               and exit through the south town entrance.
Altours - Recruit Barbara, Sif, or Gray.
Yeoville - Recruit Sif or Gray,
         - Take the ship from North Estamir, Mirsaburg, or Bruelle.
North Estamir - Recruit Barbara, Jamil, or Gray.
              - Take the small boat or go through Sewers from South Estamir.
              - Take the ship from Yeoville or Bruelle.
Isthmus - Recruit Albert or Gray.
        - Talk to the lady at the plaza in front of the castle in Loban.
        - Complete one of the ending quests.
Crystal Lake - Talk to the man in front of a small room in Crystal City pub.
             - Talk to the lady near the bridge leading to the pub in Crystal
               City.
Mt. Scurve - Talk to the two men in Crystal City pub.



    Bafal Empire                                                      [RS427]
  ================

Melvir - Recruit Gray.
       - Take the ship from Oapu or Jelton.
Loban - Recruit Gray.
      - Talk to the man standing near the blacksmith shop in Bruelle.
      - Enter Isthmus from Rosalia and exit through the south.
Bruelle - Recruit Gray.
        - Take the ship from Yeoville, North Estamir, or Mirsaburg.
Aurefont - Recruit Gray.
         - Talk to the man standing near the blacksmith shop in Bruelle.
Mazewood - Recruit Claudia.
Bayre Plateau - Talk to the lady standing near the dock entrance in Bruelle.



    Ligau Isle                                                        [RS428]
  ==============

Jelton - Recruit Gray.
       - Take the ship from Melvir.
Plains - Exit Jelton.
Mt. Tomae - Talk to the bartender in Jelton pub during Monster of Mt. Tomae
            (Quest 23).



    Walon Isle                                                        [RS429]
  ==============

Oapu - Take the ship from Melvir.
     - Walk to the right through the Jungle from Godongo.
Godongo - Recruit Hawke.
        - Take the ship from Northpoint.
        - Walk to the left through the Jungle from Oapu.
Jungle - Exit Oapu or Godongo.



    Coral Sea                                                         [RS430]
  =============

This place is only accessible during Hawke's introduction and you can never
manually select to go to any places in this area. However, you may get access
to Pirate Coast with any main character. Please refer to Pirate Invasion
(Quest 35) for more information.



    Others                                                            [RS431]
  ==========

Faerie's Grove - Recruit Barbara. Or if you are Barbara, complete Amethyst
                 of Visions (Quest 5).
               - Lose to the King of the Jungle (the Mummy) during Oh, Mummy!
                 (Quest 7).






===============================================================================

        V. Quests Walkthrough                                         [RS500]

===============================================================================


Section A gives a list of quests in this game. You may use the list as an
index to search for a particular quest. Section B gives the full details for
each of the quests.



  -------------------------
      A. List of Quests                                               [RS510]
  =========================


    Character-Specific Quests                                         [RS511]
  =============================

1. Monsters to the East - Albert only                                 [QT001]
2. Assault on the Isthmus Keep - Albert only                          [QT002]
3. An Expeditionary Force - Albert and Sif only                       [QT003]
4. Voice of the Blade - Gray only                                     [QT004]



    Common Quests                                                     [RS512]
  =================

     Quests                          ER                                Index
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
5. Amethyst of Visions             0  - 22                            [QT005]
6. Faerie's Grove                  0  - 22                            [QT006]
7. Oh, Mummy!                      0  - 22                            [QT007]
8. Unsettling Settlement           0  -  2                            [QT008]
9. Innkeeper's Daughter            0  -  4                            [QT009]
10. A Suspicious Demise            0  -  4                            [QT010]
11. Raid on the Depository         3  -  5                            [QT011]
12. Wuhan's Secret                 0  -  5                            [QT012]
13. Free the Gecklings             0  - 22                            [QT013]
14. Pride of the Knights           3  -  7                            [QT014]
15. Valhalland Monsters            0  - 21                            [QT015]
16. Plain Treasure                 0  - 22                            [QT016]
17. The Fiends of Saoki            4  - 22                            [QT017]
18. Stolen Nymphs                  6  - 22                            [QT018]
19. A Bodyguard for Louie          6  - 22                            [QT019]
20. Neville's Request              6  - 22                            [QT020]
21. Creepy Butterfly               7  - 22                            [QT021]
22. Test of Courage                0  - 22                            [QT022]
23. Monster of Mt. Tomae           10 - 22                            [QT023]
24. Missing Taralians              7  - 22                            [QT024]
25. Eule Gives a Hoot              8  - 22                            [QT025]
26. Ancient Texts                  0  - 22                            [QT026]
27. Ailing Emperor                 9  - 13                            [QT027]
28. Constance Kidnapped            9  - 17                            [QT028]
29. The Soulgutter                 10 - 22                            [QT029]
30. Return of the Vampires         10 - 22                            [QT030]
31. Water Dragon Rite              10 - 22                            [QT031]
32. The Assassins' Guild           12 - 22                            [QT032]
33. The Jewel Beast                10 - 22                            [QT033]
34. Find the Aquamarine            11 - 15                            [QT034]
35. Pirate Invasion                14 - 22                            [QT035]
36. Isle of Evil                   9  - 18                            [QT036]
37. Silver's Treasure              0  - 22                            [QT037]
38. The Mine Assaulted             14 - 22                            [QT038]
39. The Raincloud Armlet           10 - 22                            [QT039]
40. The Cyclone Shoes              0  - 22                            [QT040]
41. The Ignigarde                  0  - 22                            [QT041]
42. The Ice Sword                  0  - 22                            [QT042]
43. Aquatic Ecology                10 - 22                            [QT043]
44. Insect Ecology                 0  - 22                            [QT044]
45. Beast Ecology                  0  - 22                            [QT045]
46. Plant Ecology                  0  - 22                            [QT046]
47. The Underwater Temple          17 - 22                            [QT047]
48. Theodore's Madness             18 - 22                            [QT048]
49. The Dragon Knight              18 - 22                            [QT049]
50. Frozen Lake Faerie             0  - 22                            [QT050]
51. Frosthold Fortress             0  - 22                            [QT051]



    Special Quests                                                    [RS513]
  ==================

52. Who Am I?                                                         [QT052]
53. An Unlucky Woman                                                  [QT053]



    Ending Quests                                                     [RS514]
  =================

54. Auldburg                                                          [QT054]
55. Trials of Elore                                                   [QT055]
56. The Netherworld                                                   [QT056]
57. Face Saruin                                                       [QT057]




  -------------------------
      B. Walkthrough                                                  [RS520]
  =========================


Each quest is presented in the following format:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1. Quest Name                           ER: ER range of this quest    [index]
    Trigger Condition:
        - List of condition(s) required to trigger the quest
    Complete Condition:
        - List of condition(s) required to complete the quest
    Failing Condition:
        - List of condition(s) that fail the quest
    Rewards:
        - List of rewards for completing this quest
    Chests:
        - List of treasure chest items that you may find in the specified area
        - Note that you may or may not find all the listed items in one sweep
          through the specified area
    Proficiencies:
        - List of suggested proficiencies to bring with for the specified area
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Description of the quest.




    Character-Specific Quests                                         [RS521]
  =============================

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1. Monsters to the East                 ER: N/A                       [QT001]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Albert's first quest.
    Complete Condition:
        - Defeat Demon Scout in Isthmus Cavern.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - Jewels
    Chests:
        - Isthmus Cavern: Isthmus Cavern Map, 100G + Jewels
    Proficiencies:
        - Isthmus Cavern: Find Chests
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is Albert's first quest. Your objective is to eradicate the monsters in
Isthmus Cavern. The Cavern is straigth forward but it is infested with
monsters. It is not necessary to clear all the monsters. Instead, you only need
to take out the boss. When you get to the end, you will get into your first
boss fight with Demon Scout. Demon Scout has 888HP and it is a rather tough
fight so early in the game. Make sure you have equipped the First-Aid Kit on
one of your characters. Use the Balms on the Soldiers if needed. After you have
defeated it, Albert will notice some markings on the wall. These markings will
have some significance in the future. For now let's head back to the Castle
and report to Lord Rudolf to receive your rewards.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2. Assualt on the Isthmus Keep          ER: 0 - 22                    [QT002]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Albert's second quest.
    Complete Condition:
        - Speak to Prince Neidhart in Crystal City.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - Jewels
    Chests:
        - Isthmus Keep (secret passage): 2000G
    Proficiencies: N/A
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
After Prince Neidhart's visit, the Isthmus Keep throws a party in celebration
for the prince's proposal to Diana. At the same time, Saruin's minion is
plotting an attack against the castle. When Albert is woken up by the attack,
head down to the throne room. Lord Rudolf will ask you to protect Diana and
send a message to Prince Neidhart for aid. A secret passage is opened up. Get
the 2000G in the chest there and leave.

Diana and Albert are surrounded by monsters outside the castle. To save her
brother, Diana throws Albert down the cliff. Rescued by Monica in Loban, Albert
continues his journey to Bruelle and take a ship to Yeoville.

The ship is wrecked in a storm and fate has brought Albert to an even farther
place--Valhalland. Albert is rescued by Sif. To repay for saving him, Albert
agrees to help Sif clear out the monsters in the nearby caves in the quest An
Expeditionary Force (Quest 3). After the quest, Albert receives a map of the
Knights Dominion and you now have access to Eugenstadt.

Go through Shiverland to the world map and hit the triangle button to access
the real world map. Choose Knights Dominion and then Eugenstadt. In Eugenstadt,
you may visit the castle to start Pride of the Knights (Quest 14). Or you may
just talk to the man near the weapon shops to open up Mirsaburg.

Travel to Mirsaburg and take the ship to Yeoville. Then leave Yeoville and head
for Crystal City. Visiting Prince Neidhart in the Crystal Palace completes this
quest.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
3. An Expeditionary Force               ER: 0 - 22                    [QT003]
    Trigger Condition:
        - After Albert is rescued in Valhalland. This quest is for
          Albert and Sif only.
    Complete Condition:
        - Defeat the bosses in the West Cave, East Cave, and South Cave
          in Shiverland.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - 200G and Jewels
    Chests:
        - West Cave: West Cave Map, 300G + Weapon, 500G + Gothic Armor,
                     100G + (Weapon or Armor), 100G + Jewels, Jewels
        - South Cave (Stage 2): South Cave Map, 500G + Weapon, Quality Balm,
                                1600G + Quarterstaff, Gold + Bone Breastplate
    Proficiencies:
        - West Cave: Find Chests, Jump Lv.1-2
        - South Cave: Find Chests, Disarm Traps, Jump Lv.1-3
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
There are three caves you need to clear--the West Cave, East Cave, and South
Cave. The middle left arrow on the Shiverland map leads to the West Cave. The
second arrow from the top on the right side leads to the East Cave. The bottom
right arrow leads to the south slope. Go through the south slope and the South
Cave will be to the left. To clear a cave, you only need to take out the fixed
monster standing still on the screen at the end of the cave. You may ignore
other random monsters. The South Cave stage 2 has a second exit to an enclosed
slope. Don't forget to get the chests there before you leave. After you kill
the boss in West Cave, go forward and you will see a chest behind a jump point.
If you have level 2 Jump, you will be able to get the 500G and Gothic Armor
inside the chest.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
4. Voice of the Blade                   ER: 0 - 22                    [QT004]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Gray only. Pull out the Rusted Falcata from the ground at
          Treasure Cave 3F.
    Complete Condition:
        - Temper the Falcata to +7 and defeat Sword Demon.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - Demonbrand
    Chests: N/A
    Proficiencies: N/A
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Although any main character can get the Rusted Falcata and temper it to +7,
only Gray may trigger and complete this quest.

You can find a rusted sword at the first intersection of Treasure Cave B3.
After you pull it out, the sword will talk to Gray and prompt you to temper it
with bronze. When you return to Jelton, you may temper it with bronze at the
blacksmith shop.

When you temper it, you will see that the material name (bronze) appears in red
at the bottom right. That means the material is harmonious to the weapon. To
complete the tempering process, you will need to use the Falcata in battles
until its name change to Falcata+1. This process is called breaking-in the
material. Note that you do not need to actually break the weapon by using up
its DP. You just need to use it enough number of times for it to break-in. When
the Falcata turns to +1, the material name will no longer be red.

Return to town when the Falcata turns to +1 and the sword will talk to Gray
again. This time it prompts you to temper it with Rosalian Steel. Continue
the process until it turns to Falcata+7. Most of the materials used in
tempering the Falcata will make its DP modifier to be negative. You may adjust
the DP modifier to be more positve at the blacksmith to reduce DP cost of the
techs. Make sure you use the Falcata on a character whose class has Katana as
part of the class skills. Leveling up the class should help to reduce DP cost
as well. In the extreme case, you may need to use regular Katana attacks to
conserve DP.

When it turns to +7, the final scene will occur when you enter a town. And
immediately after, you will need to fight the demon who possessed blade--Sword
Demon. Sword Demon has 16,566HP, but your party should be strong enough to
handle it by the time you fully temper the Falcata. After defeating it, Gray
will receive the Demonbrand and his outfit will change slightly. The Demonbrand
inherits the mode(s) from the Falcata and cannot be changed again.

If you want to rest in town or change the mode on the Falcata when it turns to
+7, you may go to South Estamir or Melvir, where the scene does not trigger.
From South Estamir, you may further take the boat to North Estamir and then the
ship to Bruelle. In Bruelle, you may change your Falcata to any mode(s) that
you want on the Demonbrand permanently. When you are ready, just go to the
world map and visit some other towns to trigger the final scene.

The following table lists the materials needed for tempering the Falcata.

         Name                    Material              Can Be Bought At
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Falcata   -> Falcata+1         Bronze                Jelton (blacksmith)
Falcata+1 -> Falcata+2         Rosalian Steel        Crystal City (blacksmith)
Falcata+2 -> Falcata+3         Southern Iron         Bruelle (blacksmith)
Falcata+3 -> Falcata+4         Marcasite             Altours, Aurefont*
Falcata+4 -> Falcata+5         Steel Thread          Aurefont**
Falcata+5 -> Falcata+6         Meteoric Iron         --
Falcata+6 -> Falcata+7         Mullock-7             --
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*  To buy Marcasite, you need at least level 15 shop clout.
** To buy Steel Thread, you need at least level 12 shop clout.

Meteoric Iron can be dropped by Death Croakers, Alsaks, and Armored Jelly.

There are 7 types of mullock and there is no distinction in their names.
However, to get Falcata+7, only mullock-7 works. This mullock can be dropped
by Cyclops, Guardians in Auldburg, Mummy, and Zombie Dragons. Zombie Dragon
is usually the best monster to hunt for the right mullock since they only drop
mullock-7. To get into fights with zombie dragons, you may try the Estamir
Sewers 3F or the Vampire Den. These places are filled with Undeads. It was also
suggested that the Undead monster in the Mine Assaulted quest usually results
in a zombie dragon. However, in my opinion, the best way is to plan ahead and
open up Jewel Beast's Lair early. There are 4 fixed battles in the lair with
zombie dragons. Save before the fight and reset if no mullock is dropped. Refer
to the quest The Jewel Beast (Quest 33) for more information.





    Common Quests                                                     [RS522]
  =================

These quests are open to all eight main characters. However, some quests may
have parts which are specific for certain characters only. The details are
noted in the quests.

In this guide, the common quests are ordered according to the suggested ER to
complete the quests. Again, it is just my suggestion and you may do the quests
in any order you feel like. For example, if you are playing Claudia, you may
want to do Innkeeper's Daughter and A Suspicious Demise before doing Unsettling
Settlemnt.

If you are to follow the suggested ER, you will need to actively avoid random
monsters to keep your ER from going up too fast. However, if you are good at
dodging monsters, you can complete the quests in even tighter ER bound. 



      -----------------------
        Event Rank 2  (ER 2)
      -----------------------


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
5. Amethyst of Visions                  ER: 0 - 22                    [QT005]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Recruit Barbara.
        - Or enter Weston pub if the main character is Barbara.
    Complete Condition:
        - Obtain the fatestone Amethyst.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - Amethyst
    Chests: None
    Proficiencies: None
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This quest is mainly for Barbara. When you start the game as Barbara, visit
the pub in Weston. The Minstrel will ask you to dance. After the dance, he will
give you the Amethyst as a gift. If your main character is not Barbara, simply
recruit Barbara and you will complete this quest automatically. The Amethyst is
equipped on her. Obtaining the fatestone Amethyst unlocks the Faerie's Grove on
the map.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
6. Faerie's Grove                       ER: 0 - 22                    [QT006]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk with the faeries in the Faerie's Grove.
    Complete Condition:
        - Collect and put the 5 Spirits on the pedestals surrounding
          the throne.
    Failing Condition:
        - Defeat Strom before getting the Water Spirit.
        - Open the door to Strom's chamber with Strom's Jewels collected
          in the Water Dragon Temple before getting the Water Spirit.
    Rewards:
        - Faeries' Crown and Jewels
        - The main character receives two extra LP.
        - The main character receives an additional +1 BP regen.
    Chests: None
    Proficiencies: None
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Before you start this quest, you first need to unlock the Faerie's Grove on the
world map. There are two ways of doing so:
1. Obtain the fatestone Amethyst (Quest 5).
2. Lose to the King of the Jungle (the Mummy) during Oh, Mummy! (Quest 7)

The Faerie's Grove floats around the world and may appear in different area at
different time. Visit the grove for the first time and talk to all the faeries.
After you have triggered the quest, leave the grove. When you visit the grove
a second time, you should see the throne with a glowing barrier. Go to the
innermost area of the grove and talk to the faerie who mentions about the
five Spirits being the key to unlock the barrier. This should now appears in
your quest notes.

Having activated the quest, the rest is to collect the five Spirits. Here are
the locations of the Spirits:

Wood Spirit - Mazewood
Fire Spirit - Mt. Tomae B4
Earth Spirit - Great Pit B5
Water Spirit - Water Dragon Temple B3
Gold Spirit - After you have collected all four other Spirits, return to the
              grove and talk to the first faerie in the innermost area. He
              will give you the Gold Spirit.

Note that if you do not visit the grove at least two times to learn about the
spirits, you may not be able to find them.

After you have collected all 5 Spirits, go to the throne and put them on the
pedestals. The King of the Faeries will award you the Faeries' Crown. In
addition, your main character will be blessed with 2 extra LP and an extra +1
BP regen. Note that BP regen is capped at +7, so Claudia does not get the BP
regen bonus when her max BP is 50 or above.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
7. Oh, Mummy!                           ER: 0 - 22                    [QT007]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Agree to help the mummy merchant in North Estamir pub.
    Complete Condition:
        - Defeat the King of the Jungle.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - 1500G and Jewels
        - Mummy and Jewels
    Chests: None
    Proficiencies: None
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Near the door in North Estamir pub, the mummy merchant wants you to escort him
down to the catacombs in Estamir Tunnels. Agreeing to help him will trigger
this quest.

Once you are down in the sewers, take a turn at the first left and then take
a turn again at the next left. This should bring you to the catacombs. After
it is done, you will receive 1500G and jewels for your service.

Although the quest seems to be completed at this point, there is actually more.
As the game progresses, the mummy merchant will move along the towns on the new
road until he reaches Oapu. You can also force him to move to the next town
by talking to him. His path is Altours, Crystal City, Uso, Northpoint, Godongo,
and then Oapu.

To trigger the next part, talk to him when he is at the dock of Oapu. He will
mention about potential buyer in Melvir. Now take the ship from Oapu to Melvir.

On the ship, the mummy has come back to life and sucks blood. You need to
search inside the ship to warn other passengers. Depending on how many
passengers you save, the number of Animated Corpses appears in the next battle
will change. Search the Ship's Hold until you get into the battle with the
King of the Jungle (the Mummy).

If you win the battle, you will obtain a Mummy and a bunch of jewels. You can
make a Mummy Tonic at Melvir Apothecary with the Mummy. If you lose the battle,
you will end up on Mask Isle. After some time, the night will fall and you will
be able to enter the Faerie's Grove.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
8. Unsettling Settlement                ER: 0 - 2                     [QT008]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk with the mother in Yassi about her missing child.
    Complete Condition:
        - Defeat the boss in Yassi Cavern.
    Failing Condition:
        - Reach ER 3 before completing the quest.
    Rewards:
        - 200G and Jewels
    Chests:
        - Yassi Cavern: Yassi Cavern Map, 100G + (Weapon or Jewels),
                        100G + Studded Gloves, 100G + Bone Amulet,
                        100G + Jewels, 500G + Jewels
    Proficiencies:
        - Yassi Cavern: Find Chests
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This quest has the earliest closing ER among all quests. And it takes place in
Frontier where only Barbara has access to in the early game. It is easy to miss
this quest.

Recruit Barbara to open up Weston. At Weston, talk to the lady between the inn
and the item shop to open up Yassi. In Yassi, talk to the girl on the first
platform to unlock Yassi Cavern. Then talk to the mother on the next platform
about her missing son.

With enough information, it is time to go to Yassi Cavern. On the first level,
there are two slimes blocking the way. They have high resistance to physical
attacks. You may need to unleash some weapon techs to damage them. If you have
any attack magic spells, they should be easy.

At B2, you will find the boss near the end of the cave. I know you are eager
to kill it, but let's hold back for a moment and get the chest located at the
very end of the cave first. You will be back to Yassi automatically after you
defeat the boss. Talk with the mother for your rewards before you move on for
the next quest.




      -----------------------
        Event Rank 3  (ER 3)
      -----------------------


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
9. Innkeeper's Daughter                 ER: 0 - 4                     [QT009]
    Note:
        - Complete this quest with A Suspicious Demise.
    Trigger Condition:
        - Read the notice in Melvir pub.
    Complete Condition:
        - Find the innkeeper's daughter and defeat her captors.
    Failing Condition:
        - Reach ER 5 before completing the quest.
        - Leave Melvir or complete Raid on the Depository when pursuing
          the red robe priest.
    Rewards:
        - 1000G and Jewels
    Chests:
        - Melvir Sewers: Melvir Sewers Map, 100G + Jewels, Hunting Bow,
                         300G + Gothic Axe
    Proficiencies:
        - Melvir Sewers: Find Chests, Pick Locks
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Go to the Melvir pub on 2F and check the notice sticked on a pillar. It is a
notice of missing daughter from the Innkeeper. To gather more information,
visit the Inn in Melvir 1F. Note that visiting the innkeeper is an important
step. If you do not visit the innkeeper before completing the quest, you will
not be able to collect rewards from the innkeeper. You will complete this
quest when you complete A Suspicious Demise.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
10. A Suspicious Demise                 ER: 0 - 4                     [QT010]
    Note:
        - Complete this quest with Innkeeper's Daughter.
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk to the police in Melvir Police Station.
    Complete Condition:
        - Solve the mystery and defeat the criminals.
    Failing Condition:
        - Reach ER 5 before completing the quest.
        - Leave Melvir or complete Raid on the Depository when pursuing
          the red robe priest.
    Rewards:
        - Choice of Silver Fleuret, Chain Mail, or 2000G
    Chests:
        - Melvir Sewers: Melvir Sewers Map, 100G + Jewels, Hunting Bow,
                         300G + Gothic Axe
    Proficiencies:
        - Melvir Sewers: Find Chests, Pick Locks
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Visit the Police Station in Melvir and talk to the police. You will be informed
that the death of the shopkeeper Buck is suspicious. To investigate the
incident further, you talk to the shopkeeper's daughter in the rightmost shop
at the back of plaza on 1F. The daughter insists that their competitor Ward
has a hand in this. Now let's visit Ward at the shop on 2F. He denies that he
killed Buck, but he gives some very useful clue about some shady guys in red
robe that hide in the sewers.

Now it is at night, follow the priest in red robe into the underground temple
in the sewers. They are sacrificing a girl to Saruin and she is actually the
innkeeper's daughter. Save the girl and defeat the priest and the followers.

After solving the mystery and destroying the guild, the Emperor will give you
a reward. You may choose weapon (Silver Fleuret), armor (Chain Mail), or
2000G. Don't forget to collect the rewards from the innkeeper as well.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
11. Raid on the Depository              ER: 3 - 5                     [QT011]
    Note:
        - If your main character is Claudia, you may start this quest
          at ER 0-2 after talking with Gian.
    Trigger Condition:
        - Visit Aurefont during the appropriate ER.
    Complete Condition:
        - Find the Stolen Goods and enter Patrick's house.
    Failing Condition:
        - Reach ER 6 before completing the quest.
        - Ignore the thieves in Melvir Sewers.
        - Leave the sewers after obtaining the Stolen Goods.
    Rewards:
        - 2500G and Jewels
    Chests:
        - Melvir Sewers: Melvir Sewers Map, 100G + Jewels, Hunting Bow,
                         300G + Gothic Axe
    Proficiencies:
        - Melvir Sewers: Find Chests, Pick Locks
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
When you visit Aurefont at the appropriate ER, you will find this town looks
deserted. A man in the middle of the town informs you that monsters are
attacking the depository. Go forward and turn left to the depository, you will
see two soldiers lying on the floor in front of the depository door. When you
go in, monsters are carrying all the gold and they escaped, leaving you to
battle a Morlock, which should be easy. After the fight, you will meet with
Patrick, the Imperial Treasurer. However, he seems to care less about the lost
gold.

Go to Melvir and go down the sewers by the Police Station. Take a left at the
first intersection and then take a right. Go forward and eventually you will
see a bunch of thieves. Defeat them and you will obtain the Stolen Goods, which
is actually the gold stolen in Aurefont. Thinking that the thieves stole the
goods from the house in front of you, go up there and you will meet with
Patrick again. Note that if you leave the sewers after you have gotten the
goods, the door to Patrick's house will be locked when you come back.

While you are confronting Patrick about the goods, Melvir police comes to
arrest him for embezzlement. Although it seems that the thieves were stealing
the gold from Patrick's house, but it could be a conspiracy to frame Patrick.
Anyway, the Emperor places Patrick under house arrest.

After completing this quest, you may go back to Patrick's house to recruit him.


-- If You Are Playing as Claudia...
At the end of the quest, the Emperor will ask Claudia what her name is...




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
12. Wuhan's Secret                      ER: 0 - 5                     [QT012]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk to the bartender and the agent in South Estamir pub.
    Complete Condition:
        - Find Wuhan's secret room and rescue the maidens.
    Failing Condition:
        - Reach ER 6 before completing the quest.
    Rewards:
        - 2500G and Jewels
    Chests: None
    Proficiencies: None
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Talk to the bartender and then the guy to the right in South Estamir pub to
trigger this quest. It is said that Wuhan, Kjaraht's Potentate, has accumulated
a selection of maidens. Your mission is to find where he hides them. At the
same time, if you visit Farah's house, her mom will tell you the loan shark has
taken Farah away.

Down at the Estamir Tunnels, you may find the Slave Market. You have the option
to let the slaves go. However, at this point of time I am still not sure what
impact it may do to the game.

From the man outside the Temple of Amut in North Estamir, Wuhan seems to have
come to the temple very often lately. It sounds suspicious. Go into the temple
and take a right from the altar. You will find Wuhan's secret room. If your
main character is female, the door guard will let you through. If your main
character is male, you will have to fight your way in. Inside the room, you may
see Aisha if she is not already in your party. You may talk to her to recruit
her if you have an empty slot in your party. When you are ready, talk to Farah
to continue the event. Jamil will come to rescue her if your main character is
female. At the same time, Wuhan has come with two guards. After defeating the
guards, you have the options to spare Wuhan or kill him. Killing him will
affect future quest and scenes involving him. The most notable one is the Water
Dragon Rite (Quest 31).

When it is done, you will be back to Farah's house. Talk to Farah to collect
your jewel rewards. Remember to talk to the agent in South Estamir pub for your
gold rewards as well.


-- If You Are Playing as Jamil...
This quest is Jamil's first quest. After Farah is taken away, you may go to the
Slave Trader's House and beat up the guys there. The slave trader will tell you
that Farah is sent to Wuhan's secret place in the Amut temple in North Estamir.
However, that place is guarded and a man is hard to get in. Jamil will disguise
as a woman to pass through the door guard.




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13. Free the Gecklings                  ER: 0 - 22                    [QT013]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk to the two men in Oapu pub about hearing lizard cries behind
          the weapon shop.
    Complete Condition:
        - Free the Gecklings from the weapon shop.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - 1000G and Jewels
    Chests:
        - Geckling Cave: Geckling Cave Map, 100G + Jewels, 500G + Jewels,
                         Leather Jerkin, Great Shield, (Weapon or Armor)
    Proficiencies:
        - Geckling Cave: Find Chests, Pick Locks, Disarm Traps, Find Ore,
                         Mine, Find Traps Lv.1
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The two men in Oapu pub talk about hearing lizard cries behind the weapon shop.
Go up the slope and walk behind Walon Weapons shop. You will hear faint noise
of lizard cries. This step is required and make sure you do it. If Guella Ha is
not in your party, recruit him from Northpoint pub. Then go to the Geckling
Cave in the Jungle Entrance area.

Inside the cave, push the first rock to the light on the left to open the
door in front. Pushing it to the other light will open the door on the left.
That room may have some ores, but there are also monsters. In the next chamber,
push the second rock to the bottom left light to open the door to the left. If
you have Find Traps proficiency, you may open a passage at B2. At the end of
the passage you will find a chest with a Leather Jerkin, which is pretty useful
at low ER. After you have gotten the treasures, go to the next area to reach
the Geckling Village.

The Geckling chief does not like humans. He tells you that humans came and
enslaved the Gecklings. Now leave the cave and go back to the weapon shop in
Oapu to confront the weapon shop owner. Defeat the Bodyguard and two Stray
Wolves to release the Gecklings. Return to the Geckling chief for your rewards.

After you have completed the quest, if you talk to the Geckling standing near
the second house in the Geckling Village, he will tell you about the Ancient
Scroll. This triggers the Ancient Texts (Quest 26). Then if you talk to the
Geckling standing near the village entrance, he will tell you about Silver's
Treasure (Quest 37). Talk to the chief again and he will give you the
Geckling's Map.




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14. Pride of the Knights                ER: 3 - 7                     [QT014]
    Note:
        - If your main character is Albert or Sif, you may start this quest
          at ER 0-2.
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk to Lord Heinrich in Eugenstadt Castle and follow him to
          Mirsaburg to attend the council of knights.
    Complete Condition:
        - Defeat the boss at Abandoned Keep B1.
    Failing Condition:
        - Reach ER 8 before completing the quest.
    Rewards:
        - 2000G and Jewels (1000G and Jewels)
    Chests:
        - Abandoned Keep: Abandoned Keep Map, Gold + (Weapon or Armor),
                          100G + Weapon, 200G + Weapon, 100G + Jewels,
                          500G + Jewels, 500G + (Weapon or Jewels),
                          Steel Gauntlets, Gothic Sword, Knight's Shield,
                          Silver Mask, Weapon, (Weapon or Jewels),
                          (Weapon or Jewels), Armor
    Proficiencies:
        - Abandoned Keep: Find Chests, Disarm Traps, Jump Lv.1
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
When you visit Lord Heinrich in Eugenstadt Castle, he indicates that he has to
attend the council of knights in Mirsaburg. Follow him and Raphael to Mirsaburg
and attend the council of knights. The council discusses whether to send forces
to clear monsters out of the recently infested abandoned fortress, Dellsdale.
Although Lord Theodore of Mirsaburg Castle pushes for it, the majority of the
knights votes against it. Theodore and Raphael decide to do it themselves.

Before they leave for the Abandoned Keep, you can offer to help them. However,
if you do not have at least two empty spots in your party, they will not join
you and will leave for the keep. You will then have to talk to the man at the
left outside Mirsaburg Castle to open up Abandoned Keep on the map. When you
are at the keep, you will see Theodore and Raphael near the entrance. At this
time, you can invite them again if you have two empty spots.

Regardless of whether you have enough room for Theodore and Raphael, it is
important to still choose the option to offer help. If you decline to help,
you will not be able to complete Constance Kidnapped (Quest 28).

On 2F of Abandoned Keep, take a right at the cross intersection. When you walk
through the fractured floor into the room, the floor will shake but it will not
break. You should walk on the fractured section until it crumbles so that you
drop down to 1F. Walk on the next fractured floor will drop you down to B1.
Defeating the boss at the end of this level completes the quest.

If you have ever got Theodore and Raphael in your party during the quest (but
you do not have to complete the quest with them in the party), you will get the
good completion and receive 2000G rewards. The people in the Dominion will be
grateful to you. If you complete the quest without Theodore and Raphael ever
being in your party, you will get the bad completion and only receive 1000G.
Your jewels reward will also be a bit less and their reaction towards you is a
lot less friendly.


-- If You Are Playing as Albert...
During the council of knights, the scene will have extra dialogue in which
Albert speaks up about the fall of Isthmus.


-- About the Puzzle in Abandoned Keep...
You may have noticed that there is a gate on Abandoned Keep 2F you cannot open.
Return to the keep later and this gate will be opened. The room behind the gate
leads to 3F, where a puzzle is waiting for you. To solve the puzzle, you have
to hit the corresponding button on your controller after you step on a floor
tile. For example, if it shows a triangle after you step on the floor tile, you
should hit the triangle button fast. There are four statues at the end. You
will also have to have hit all four shapes to clear the statues. Make use of
the Quicksave feature to make it easier. On the other side of the puzzle is a
fixed fight with a Cyclops and a bunch of Elementals. They are powerful at this
ER and you may not be able to defeat them until much later. In fact, the
Cyclops is useful for farming certain tempering materials such as Black Steel.
It is a good idea to leave it alone. The items they are guarding are not very
useful or powerful anyway.




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15. Valhalland Monsters                 ER: 0 - 21                    [QT015]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk to Gato in Gato's Village with Sif in your party.
        - Albert does not have access to this quest.
    Complete Condition:
        - Defeat the bosses in West Cave, East Cave, and South Cave.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - 200G + Jewels
    Chests:
        - West Cave: West Cave Map, 300G + Weapon, 500G + Gothic Armor,
                     100G + (Weapon or Armor), 100G + Jewels, Jewels
        - South Cave (Stage 1): South Cave Map, 300G + Jewels, Wing Amulet
        - South Cave (Stage 2): South Cave Map, 500G + Weapon, Quality Balm,
                                1600G + Quarterstaff, Gold + Bone Breastplate
        - South Cave (Stage 3): Map of South Cave, 2500G + (Weapon or Jewels),
                                100G + Mantra Scarf, Lei
    Proficiencies:
        - West Cave: Find Chests, Jump Lv.1-2
        - South Cave: Find Chests, Disarm Traps, Jump Lv.1-3
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
For main characters other than Albert and Sif, you have to have Sif in your
party to activate this quest. Once the quest is activated, you may dismiss Sif
and complete the quest without her. Note that Albert does not have access to
this quest.

Gato, the elder of Gato's Village, mentions that the weather is getting
unusually warm lately and monsters have infested the nearby caves. Your mission
is to clear the monsters in the caves.

There are three caves you need to clear--the West Cave, East Cave, and South
Cave. The middle left arrow on the Shiverland map leads to the West Cave. The
second arrow from the top on the right side leads to the East Cave. The bottom
right arrow leads to the south slope. Go through the south slope and the South
Cave will be to the left. To clear a cave, you only need to take out the fixed
monster standing still on the screen at the end of the cave. You may ignore
other random monsters. The South Cave has three stages. When the ice melts,
the cave gets larger and larger. There are different treasures in different
stage. After you defeat the boss in West Cave, a chunk of the "ice gate" in the
cave will be gone and you will have access to an inner area of the cave.

One thing worth mentioning is the piglet/lamb mini-quest when clearing the
South Cave Stage 3. Normally, the path to the boss is blocked. You need to
rescue five piglets/lambs from the monsters and they will help you open up the
path. Defeat the boss to rescue the last piglet/lamb.

This quest can be completed multiple times, making it a good source of jewel
income. After you have completed it once, you may come back at a later ER to
complete it again. It seems that this quest can be completed once each ER.


-- If You Are Playing as Sif...
This quest is Sif's first quest. Gato will ask you to clear the caves of
monsters. Because Sif has to clear these caves twice in her introduction, if
you want to do Unsettling Settlement with Sif, you will have to avoid all
random monsters if possible.




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16. Plain Treasure                      ER: 0 - 22                    [QT016]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk to the people in Jelton.
    Complete Condition:
        - Defeat the boss in Treasure Cave B3.
        - Take the treasure that appears.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - 500G + Longbow
        - Dinosaur Egg
    Chests:
        - Treasure Cave: Treasure Cave Map, 100G, 100G, 150G, 150G, 200G,
                         1000G, 100G + Weapon, 200G + Armor, 300G + Weapon,
                         500G + Jewels, Weapon, Armor, Jewels
        - Dinosaur Nest: Dinosaur Nest Map
        - Plains Hollow: Plains Hollow Map, 100G + Jewels, Fang Amulet,
                         Devil Hide
    Proficiencies:
        - Treasure Cave: Find Chests, Climb Lv.3, Jump Lv.4
        - Plains Hollow: Mine
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
In Jelton, Ligau Isle, everyone is either talking about the hidden treasure
in the plains or the dinosaur eggs. Talking to everyone in town reveals that
the Treasure Cave is near a large flower field and the shallow pit may have
dinosaur eggs.

Let's head out to the plains and start looking for treasure! The first
destination is the cave located at the bottom right of the plains map. The
Treasure Cave is long, but it should be straight forward. When you arrive at
the first intersection of Treasure Cave B3, you will see a Rusty Sword.
Although all main characters may use this sword, only Gray can complete the
quest related to it--Voice of the Blade (Quest 4).

Continue on to the end of the cave, you will see a beastman standing at a dead
end. The beastman will call out some company and a battle starts. After
defeating them, a chest with the plain treasure appears. It contains 500 gold
and a Longbow. Taking the treasure completes the quest.

Now let's get the dinosaur egg. The Dinosaur Nest is the cave nearest to the
plains exit leading to Jelton (the leftmost middle cave on the map). A few
dinosaurs inhabit this cave and the egg is at the end of the cave. The
dinosaurs normally do not chase you; however, once you get the egg, they will
keep chasing you in a frenzy. One way to get out of the cave safely is that
before you get the egg, get into battle with the dinosaurs and then retreat.
They will then disappear. (If you have the egg, they will not disappear even if
you retreat.) Another easy way is to use the proficiency Lurk.

Later in the game, you may find more dinosaur eggs in Plains Hollow. According
to the Brady Guide, the eggs appear in the following locations depending on the
number of victories you have achieved:

Number of Victories        Dinosaur Egg Location
--------------------------------------------------------
    150 - 160            Plains Hollow, Southwest Area
    200 - 210            Plains Hollow, Central Area 1
    250 - 260            Plains Hollow, Central Area 2
    330 - 340            Plains Hollow, East Area
    380 - 390            Plains Hollow, North Area
    430 - 440            Plains Hollow, Norteast Area
--------------------------------------------------------




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17. The Fiends of Saoki                 ER: 4 - 22                    [QT017]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk to the old man at the back of Saoki.
        - You may not activate this quest if Jewel Beast has destroyed Saoki.
    Complete Condition:
        - Defeat the boss in Saoki Cavern B3.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - 1000G and Jewels
    Chests:
        - Saoki Cavern: Saoki Cavern Map, 700G + Weapon, 200G + Armor,
                        200G + Armor, 200G + Jewels, 500G + Jewels, Protector
    Proficiencies:
        - Saoki Cavern: Find Chests, Disarm Traps, Find Ore, Mine,
                        Climb Lv.2-3, Jump Lv.2-3
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
To open up Saoki, you need to talk to the lady who stands between the inn and
the item shop in Weston. If she opens up Yassi for you, exit and re-enter
Weston and talk to her a second time. In Saoki, the Mayor (the old man at the
back) indicates that monsters are terrorizing in a cave near Saoki and opens up
Saoki Cavern.

In Saoki Cavern B1, you will encounter your first fixed fight with two War
Beasts after you take a right at the first intersection. At B2, you will have
a second fixed fight with five Greater Zombies if you take a right at the
intersection again. At B3, you will get to the boss, which is three
Butterflies, if you go straight after the first turn. Defeating the boss
completes the quest.

Although it is possible to bypass the first two fixed battles, you should kill
them if you are interested in unlocking Jewel Beast's Lair and fighting the
sleeping Jewel Beast. You may refer to The Jewel Beast (Quest 33) for more
information.




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18. Stolen Nymphs                       ER: 6 - 22                    [QT018]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk to Marina in any coastal town when she appears.
    Complete Condition:
        - Find the remaining two stolen nymphs.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - Jewels
    Chests:
        - Estamir Tunnels: Estamir Tunnels Map, 1000G, 500G + Weapon,
                           100G + Jewels, Silver Fleuret, Studded Gloves,
                           Rubber Soles
    Proficiencies:
        - Estamir Tunnels: Find Chests, Disarm Traps, Pick Locks, Jump Lv.2
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
When your ER reaches 6, Marina will appear in any coastal town. She is looking
for stolen nymph statues. One has been returned, but two are still missing.

To progress the quest, go to Aurefont and complete the quest A Bodyguard for
Louie (Quest 19). Louie is trying to sell the nymph statue to the priests at
Yucomb's Temple. But at last, he is no more and the statue is returned.

Now we need to look for the last statue. Visit the Yucomb's Temple in South
Estamir. The priest informs you that they have seen no one with the statue.
Speculating that the statue is still in North Estamir, let's try the North
Estamir pub. Talk with the bartender and the two men and you will know the guy
with the statue is in the Estamir Tunnels.

Follow Marina down the Estarmir Tunnels until you reach B3. Save the guy by
defeating the Coral Crab and the two Gunfish. After the battle, Marina
convinces him to return the statue. Accompany them to Northpoint to throw the
statue back into the sea. After everything is done, you receive jewels as
your rewards and Marina returns to the sea.




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19. A Bodyguard for Louie               ER: 6 - 22                    [QT019]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Start the quest Stolen Nymphs.
        - Talk to Louie outside the Silver Mine shop.
    Complete Condition:
        - Defeat the attacking monsters in Melvir Inn.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - 1000G
    Chests: None
    Proficiencies: None
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is a short quest and it is part of the quest Stolen Nymphs (Quest 18). To
activate this quest, meet Marina to start Stolen Nymphs and then talk to Louie
in Aurefont. Louie is the man who is holding a package outside the Silver Mine
shop.

When you talk to Louie, he will ask you to protect him and he will pay you
1000G upfront for your service. After escorting him to Melvir Yucomb's Temple,
he tries to sell the nymph statue to the priests. At night in the inn, monsters
attack. Defeat them and return to the temple with Louie the next day.




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20. Neville's Request                   ER: 6 - 22                    [QT020]
    Note:
        - Cannot trigger this quest if Gian is in your party.
        - Ailing Emperor (Quest 27) takes precedence over this quest.
    Trigger Condition:
        - Read Neville's note in Melvir pub.
    Complete Condition:
        - Rescue Gian and defeat the boss in Loban Dungeons.
    Failing Condition:
        - Refuse to help Neville.
    Rewards:
        - 5000G and Jewels
    Chests:
        - Loban Dungeons: Loban Underground Map, 100G, 200G, 300G + Armor
    Proficiencies: None
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
If you read the note posted in Melvir pub or talk to the police in Melvir
Police Station, you will be informed that Lord Neville is looking for you.
Note that the triggering of Ailing Emperor (Quest 27) takes precedence over
this quest during ER 9-13.

Go to the Melvir Palace and visit Lord Neville. His room is to the right. He
informs you that Gian is missing while he is investigating the Duke of Loban.
If you agree to help Neville rescuing Gian, he will ask you to meet Monica who
lives on the outskirts of Loban. And the password is "Rain from Eurus."

Take a left when you enter Loban and you will find Monica's house. Tell her the
password and that Neville sent you. She will then tell you that Gian is kept in
the dungeon. Go to the house with the red charm hanging outside. In the house,
insist to stay and the guard will attack you when you open up the secret
passage.

You will find Gian inside, but it is a trap! Falling into the Loban Dungeons,
you and Gian decide to find an exit. If your party has an empty spot, Gian will
join you temporarily (you can always recruit him in Melvir Palace again after
the quest). At the end of the cave, you will have to fight three Land Serpents.
Defeat them and get out of the dungeons.

After Gian has left, go back to Loban and talk to Monica for your rewards. You
will get 5000G and a bunch of jewels.




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        Event Rank 7  (ER 7)
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21. Creepy Butterfly                    ER: 7 - 22                    [QT021]
    Note:
        - Neville's Request (Quest 20) and Ailing Emperor (Quest 27) takes
          precedence over this quest.
    Trigger Condition:
        - Read the notice in Melvir pub.
    Complete Condition:
        - Solve the mystery about the butterfly.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - Corpse's Pendant
        - Noctilucence Grass
        - 1000G and Jewels
    Chests:
        - Mazewood (night): 100G + Jewels, Wood Spirit
    Proficiencies:
        - Mazewood (night): Find Herbs, Harvest
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Check the notice posted in Melvir pub to trigger this quest. The triggering
of Neville's Request (Quest 20) and Ailing Emperor (Quest 27) takes precedence
over this quest. You need to complete (or fail) those quests before you start
this one.

Checking the notice will bring you to the residence. Talk with the couple to
learn more about the butterfly. When you leave the house, it is already at
night. When you walk out of the residential district, you will see a butterfly
and follow it to Mazewood.

In Mazewood, you are supposed to follow the butterfly. Go upward and take a
left. In the next area, you mostly only need to go straight upward and you will
come to an area with some glowing grass and a skull. Check the skull and grass
to obtain Corpse's Pendant and Noctilucence Grass. Return to the residence with
these items.




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22. Test of Courage                     ER: 0 - 22                    [QT022]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk to the two men in Crystal City pub.
    Complete Condition:
        - Obtain Avi's Feather.
    Failing Condition:
        - Defeat Avi during The Cyclone Shoes (Quest 40).
    Rewards:
        - Avi's Feather and Jewels
    Chests:
        - Mt. Scurve: Mt. Scurve Map, 50G, 100G, 3000G + Donkey Bone,
                      Gold + Knight's Shield, Gold + Bone Breastplate,
                      Gold + Bone Breastplate, Gold + Bone Breastplate,
                      20G + Bone Breastplate, 20G + Bone Breastplate,
                      500G + Weapon, 200G + Jewels, 30G + Jewels,
                      500G + Steel Gauntlets, Rosalian Saber
    Proficiencies:
        - Mt. Scurve: Find Chests, Pick Locks, Climb Lv.1-2 (for Quest),
                      Climb Lv.5 (for Donkey Bone)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
In Crystal City pub, the two men by the bar are talking about getting Avi's
Feather as a test of courage. Only King Karl I of Rosalia and Prince Neidhart
have ever returned with one of the feathers.

If you have access to Crystal Palace (with Albert in your party), Neidhart will
tell you that you should just pick up a feather from Avi's nest and not to
pluck one off him. Meeting Neidhart is not a necessary step. Although it will
add a line to your quest notes, you may want to avoid meeting him if you have
not ever seen him earlier in the current playthrough, because it can adversely
affect a later quest. See The Dragon Knight (Quest 49) for more information.

Now it's time to climb Mt. Scurve. Go forward up the slope and turn left. Keep
going left to Hole 3. Go through Hole 3 and arrive in the Fifth Station. Then
go up a few slopes to reach Hole 6. You will arrive in the Eighth Station after
passing through Hole 6. Climb up to the top left and you will eventually reach
the Summit. Check the Feather at the Summit to obtain Avi's Feather.

Avi will appear and ask you to help him get the Ignigarde from Pyrix, who
dwells in Mt. Tomae, Ligau Isle. Agreeing to help him will activate The
Ignigarde (Quest 41). Then he will send you back to the entrance of Mt. Scurve.

If you are in need of gold, you may sell the Avi's Feather. It has no other
significance in future events as far as I know.




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23. Monster of Mt. Tomae                ER: 10 - 22                   [QT023]
    Note:
        - You may start this quest at ER 0-9 after you activate The Ignigarde
          (Quest 41).
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk to the bartender in Jelton pub when the town is overrun by
          monsters.
    Complete Condition:
        - Talk to Pyrix to stop the monsters in Jelton.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards: None
    Chests:
        - Mt. Tomae: Mt. Tomae Map, 100G + (Armor or Jewels), Firebeast Hide,
                     300G + (Weapon or Jewels), Fire Spirit
    Proficiencies:
        - Mt. Tomae: Find Chests, Disarm Traps, Find Ore, Mine, Jump Lv.1
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
When your ER reaches 10 or as soon as you have activated The Ignigarde
(Quest 41), Jelton will be overrun by monsters. Talking to the bartender in the
pub, it seems that the monsters come from Mt. Tomae.

Exit Jelton to the Plains and take the exit indicated by an arrow at the bottom
of the Plains map. When you are at the world map, choose Mt. Tomae. Work your
way down to B5 to meet with Pyrix. Pyrix indicates that the monsters attacking
Jelton are not under his control. To prove his good intentions, he agrees to
help with the monster problem. He also opens up the short cut for you.

Now that you have access to Pyrix, you may perform the "Pyrix trick" to spark
many techniques at early ER. For more information, refer to "Pyrix Trick" in
section VIII. Tricks and Exploitations.




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24. Missing Taralians                   ER: 7 - 22                    [QT024]
    Note:
        - You may start this quest at ER 0-6 if your main character is Aisha
          and you were kidnapped during her introduction.
    Trigger Condition:
        - Enter the Taralian Camp with Aisha in the party.
    Complete Condition:
        - Find and talk to Aisha's grandfather, Nizam.
        - Obtain the fatestone Topaz.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - Topaz and Jewels
        - Sword of Earth
    Chests:
        - Kaklim Desert: Gold + Bone Breastplate, Gold + Weapon, Gold + Armor
        - Desert Ruins/Nisa Cavern: Gold + Kaklim Underground Map, Gold, Gold,
                      Gold, 100G + (Weapon or Armor), 100G + (Weapon or Armor),
                      100G + (Weapon or Jewels), 100G + Jewels, 100G + Jewels,
                      100G + Jewels, 100G + Jewels, 100G + Jewels, Sage's Robe,
                      Bone Breastplate
    Proficiencies:
        - Kaklim Desert: Find Chests, Pick Locks, Disarm Traps
        - Desert Ruins/Nisa Cavern: Find Chests, Pick Locks, Disarm Traps,
                                    Find Ore, Mine, Jump Lv.2
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This quest is triggered if you visit the Taralian Camp with Aisha in your party
during the appropriate ER. You will find the Camp empty and Aisha will be
running around calling out in Taralian for her people. Follow and talk to
Aisha to continue. Note that if you recruit Aisha at ER 7 or above, she will
tell you that she is looking for her missing people. In that case, you will not
be able to trigger the scene above nor to get the quest notes. Nevertheless,
you can still get the Topaz and Sword of Earth.

There is no clue on where the Taralians go. However, if you visit Avi, he will
tell you that he saw a group of people going into the Kaklim Desert. This step
is not a requirement to progress the quest. You may skip it and head for the
Kaklim Desert directly.

If you do not have access to Kaklim Desert, talk to the kid or the man on the
paved road in Uso to unlock it. Kaklim Desert is big and you may easily get
lost if this is your first time there. The best way is to first visit
Northpoint and then go to Kaklim Desert from Northpoint. Then you may hug the
right wall until you reach a stream of drifting sands flowing to the right.
Hop into the drifting sands and it will bring you to the Central Area where the
Desert Ruins are located.

There are three entrances to the ruins and only one will lead to the correct
place, but you may explore the other two if you are looking for a few random
chests. After you enter the Central Area, hug the left edge until you come to
the ruins. Go up the slope onto the ruins and the first entrance (the hole on
the floor) you see is the right entrance.

Work your way down to B2 and you will see a big monster blocking the way. The
Clawbug is quite powerful at low ER. It can attack up to two times a turn and
it has 2619HP. If you have the Aerology spell Blood Curdle, it has a chance of
inflicting unconsciousness on the big bug, giving you a few free turns.

Defeat the bug and continue down to Nisa Cavern. At 1F, you will meet a tribe
of people called the Terranites. If your main character is not Aisha,
Jephtimith, the elder of the Terranites, will ask you to leave. Ignore him for
now and keep going down to 2F. After you defeat another Clawbug at the end of
2F, you will reach Merholm, where the Taralians are hiding. Talking to Aisha's
grandfather completes the quest.

You will find the Temple of Nisa across the bridge in Merholm. Pray to Nisa at
the altar before you take the fatestone Topaz. On your way out, talk to
Jephtimith and he will ask what Nisa bids you to do. Telling him you are to
put a stop to Saruin, he will deem you a Great Warrior of Nisa and give you the
Sword of Earth.

Note that you can get the Topaz and Sword of Earth without recruiting Aisha
to trigger this quest. However, the quest "Missing Taralians" will not appear
in your quest notes.

The exit of the Desert Central Area can be tricky to find when you visit it the
first time. If you have trouble getting out of the Central Area, just hug the
right hand side where the sands keep flowing down after you exit the ruins.


-- If You Are Playing as Aisha...
When you visit the empty Taralian Camp, go into Nizam's camp and come back out.
Aisha will call out in Taralian for her people to trigger the quest.

When you talk to Jephtimith, he will recognize Aisha as a Taralian and tell
Aisha to go down to Merholm to find her grandfather.

When Aisha talks to her grandfather Nizam, he will tell Aisha the full story of
why the Taralians are hiding.




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25. Eule Gives a Hoot                   ER: 8 - 22                    [QT025]
    Note:
        - You may start this quest at ER 6-7 after you complete Neville's
          Request (Quest 20).
    Trigger Condition:
        - Pay to sleep at an inn with Claudia in your party.
    Complete Condition:
        - Visit Eule with Claudia.
    Failing Condition:
        - Choose any option other than to accompany Claudia to Mazewood.
    Rewards:
        - Eule's Hat
        - Eule's Staff
    Chests:
        - Mazewood: 100G + Jewels, Wood Spirit
    Proficiencies: None
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
If your main character is Claudia or if Claudia is in your party, you will hear
Eule calling out to Claudia when you sleep at an inn during the appropriate ER.
Choose to accompany Claudia to Mazewood to continue the quest.

In Mazewood, go north and take a left. In the second area, either go north or
take a left at the first intersection. In the third area, go towards the left
until you see a path leading to the north. In the next area, you will find
Eule's house. The directions may be a bit too simple, but I am sure you will
find your way there.

When you talk to Eule, she will reveal the true identity of Claudia. After Eule
passes away, you may take the Eule's Hat and Eule's Staff.


-- If You Are Playing as Claudia...
At the end of the quest, when you leave the area through the south exit, you
will trigger a short scene of Claudia saying goodbye with Sylvan and Brau.
After the scene, they leave your party permanently.

If you prefer to keep Sylvan and Brau while completing this quest, you may
first work on Ancient Texts (Quest 26) up to the point where you need Eres's
Medallion. At ER 9 or above, visit Eule to complete this quest. Then instead of
leaving through the south, head north to the big tree. This will trigger the
scene for Eres's Medallion. After that, you are automatically teleported to the
forest entrance, keeping Sylvan and Brau with you. If later you decide to see
the scene, you can always go back to the area where Eule's hut is and leave.
This will trigger the scene and cause Sylvan and Brau to leave permanently.
Thanks lordbetshumeletz for the tip.




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        Event Rank 9  (ER 9)
      -----------------------


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26. Ancient Texts                       ER: 0 - 22                    [QT026]
    Trigger Condition:
        - After you complete Free the Gecklings (Quest 13), talk to the
          Geckling standing near the second house in Geckling Village.
    Complete Condition:
        - Obtain Amut's and Eres's Medallions.
    Failing Condition:
        - Favor with Amut or Cyril is at 0.
    Rewards:
        - Ancient Text
        - Jewels
        - Amut's Medallion and Jewels
        - Eres's Medallion and Jewels
    Chests: None
    Proficiencies: None
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
After you have completed Free the Gecklings (Quest 13), the Geckling standing
near the second house in the Geckling Village will tell about the Ancient
Scroll. If your main character is not Hawke, he will tell you that the scroll
was sold to a pirate named Hawke. If you go to Uso and talk to Hawke, he will
offer the scroll for 15,000 gold. However, if you have an empty spot and
recruit him into your party, you can get the scroll for free.

The scroll is in ancient language. How do we decipher it? Go to Melvir Library
in Melvir 2F and look for the Ancient Languages section. After you have read
all the books in that section, you will understand that it requires Amut's and
Eres's Medallions to enter Twinmoon Temple on Walon Isle. You will also receive
some jewels as a reward.

Head to Temple of Amut in North Estamir and obtain Amut's Medallion from the
priestess. Then head to the big tree in Mazewood. When you arrive at the foot
of the big tree past the area where Eule's hut is located, your character will
automatically call out on Cyril. If your ER is 9 or higher and your favor with
Cyril is at least 1, he will ask you to wait for nightfall. When night comes,
go up towards the tree. Eres will appear and give you Eres's Medallion.


-- If You Are Playing as Claudia...
Given the special relationship between Eres and Claudia, you will see a unique
dialogue between them when you are getting Eres's Medallion.


-- If You Are Playing as Hawke...
When you talk to the Geckling about the Ancient Scroll, he will offer to sell
you for 10,000G. Make sure you plan ahead so that you have enough gold to buy
the scroll.




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27. Ailing Emperor                      ER: 9 - 13                    [QT027]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk to Sofia (the priestess) in Temple of Elore about the Emperor
          being ill.
    Complete Condition:
        - Obtain the Moonstone and cure the Emperor.
    Failing Condition:
        - Reach ER 14 before completing the quest.
        - Lose the battle to the Minion outside Twinmoon Temple.
    Rewards:
        - Choice of Espada Ropera, A'la Melvirana, or 10,000G
        - Moonstone and Jewels
    Chests:
        - Inner Jungle: Jungle Map, 200G + Weapon, 200G + Armor, 300G + Weapon,
                        1000G + (Weapon or Armor), 500G + Jewels,
                        Gold + Jewels, Weapon, Weapon, Armor
        - Twinmoon Temple: Beast's Bangle, Beast's Greaves, Beast's Helm,
                           Beast's Mail, Ring of Protection, Guardian's Ring,
                           Stamina Drink, Alacrity Pill
    Proficiencies:
        - Inner Jungle: Find Chests, Find Herbs, Harvest
        - Twinmoon Temple: None
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
When you talk to the police in Melvir Police Station or check the notice in
Melvir pub at ER 9-13, you will hear that the Emperor is ill. Go to Temple of
Elore on Melvir 2F and talk to Sofia (the priestess) to trigger the quest.
She suspects that someone may have placed a curse on the Emperor.

If you check the book "Powers of the Fatestones" under the Fatestones section
in Melvir Library, it is said that the Moonstone can dispel any curse. The book
"Where they are found" under the same section tells you that Moonstone is
located in Twinmoon Temple. To enter Twinmoon Temple on Walon Isle, Amut's and
Eres's Medallions are required. Follow Ancient Texts (Quest 26) to obtain them.

There are powerful bosses in Twinmoon Temple, make sure you are well-prepared
and have enough healing spells or items. Go to the Jungle on Walon Isle and
talk to the Geckling to take the small boat to the Inner Jungle. There are
three caves in the next area. Take the rightmost one (Cave A). After going
through the cave, you will arrive at the entrance of Twinmoon Temple. Before
you go near the stairs, quicksave and prepare for a tough boss battle.

As you are about to ascend the stairs, Saruin's Minion, Scorn, appears. Scorn
can act up to two times a turn and he has 7000HP. He is tough at ER 9 and most
likely he can one hit kill your characters. If you have the Topaz from Missing
Taralians (Quest 24), it can make one of your characters immune to Blades of
Wind. Also if you have the Aquamarine (Quest 34) and Diamond (Quest 53), they
can protect one of your characters from Hellfire and Shadow Bolt, respectively.
In this battle, items seem to be a better choice than healing spells for
reviving characters. From my experience, items seem to have a faster activation
rate than spells, so that you can revive your allies before Scorn kill you off.
(I could be wrong about the activation speed though.) Some other things to
consider include buying better armors and putting your weapons in Defense Mode
so that you may have a chance to survive one hit. Some other players also
suggested the use of techs such as ID Break or Split Cranium to lower Scorn's
INT. If you are having serious trouble against him, you may consider coming
back a couple ERs later. Just keep in mind that this quest has a tight ER
bound and don't wait too long.

On each level in Twinmoon Temple, you have to fight the correct type of
monsters to unlock the movable platforms to the rooms above. After you fight
a correct monster, the ground will shake and you will find one tile now having
an action prompt. On B1, you need to fight Unknowns. One room leads to the
Beast's Bangle and the other leads to B2. In Twinmoon Temple, you will have to
fight all the monsters in the room in order to get the treasure.

The monster type for B2 is Insect. Going clockwise from the entrance room, the
other three rooms are path to B3, Stamina Drink, and Ring of Protection. The
monster type for B3 is Lizard. Going clockwise from the entrance room, the
three rooms are Beast's Greaves, path to B4, and Guardian's Ring. The monster
type for B4 is Undead. Going clockwise from the entrance room, the three rooms
are Alacrity Pill, Beast's Helm, and path to B5. On B5, the platform on the
left of the screen leads to Beast's Mail, but you will have to fight a pretty
tough boss to get it. The platform on the right leads to Zodiac, the guardian
of the fatestone. This beast has 8325HP. However, if you could defeat Scorn
earlier, you should not have too much trouble with this. Defeat it to obtain
the Moonstone.

Return to Melvir with the Moonstone and visit Sofia or Neville. The Moonstone
clears the curse and cures the Emperor. You can choose Espada Ropera, A'la
Melvirana, or 10,000G for your reward.

After the quest, if you visit Sofia in Temple of Elore, she will tell you about
a sinister mage having a fatestone. This will trigger Isle of Evil (Quest 36).




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        Event Rank 10  (ER 10)
      -------------------------


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28. Constance Kidnapped                 ER: 9 - 17                    [QT028]
    Trigger Condition:
        - You cannot activate this quest if you declined to help when presented
          the options during Pride of the Knights (Quest 14).
        - If you completed Pride of the Knights (Quest 14) with good
          completion, a Dominion soldier will look for and talk to you in
          Yeoville or Bruelle.
        - Or visit Lord Heinrich in Eugenstadt directly.
    Complete Condition:
        - Defeat the captors in Kidnappers' Cave and rescue Constance.
    Failing Condition:
        - Reach ER 17 before talking to Heinrich.
        - Reach ER 18 before completing the quest.
    Rewards:
        - 5000G and Jewels (7000G and Jewels)
    Chests:
        - Tower of Flammar: Mage's Staff, Blazing Sword, Scarlet Robe
        - Kidnappers' Cave: Kidnappers' Cave Map, Evil Eye Talisman, 1000G,
                            Gold, Armor
    Proficiencies:
        - Tower of Flammar: None
        - Kidnappers' Cave: Find Chests, Disarm Traps
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
If you completed Pride of the Knights (Quest 14) with good completion (Theodore
and Raphael had joined your party), you can meet a Dominion soldier walking
towards you in Yeoville or Bruelle. He will tell you that Raphael has been sent
to the Dungeon under Mirsaburg awaiting execution. If you did not do the quest
or if you offered to help but did it without Theodore and Raphael ever joining,
you will have to visit Lord Heinrich directly to trigger this quest. If you
declined to help when presented the option during that quest, you cannot
trigger this quest.

You may go to the Dungeon in Mirsaburg Castle to see Raphael. Then you should
talk to Heinrich in Eugenstadt, if you have not done so. He will point you to
Lady Flammar and unlock Weiserheim on the map.

In Tower of Flammar of Weiserheim, you will see two two types of teleport pads.
Keep using the same type a few times until you see Flammar. Until you open up
Ettinham by unlocking Auldburg (Quest 54) at ER 20 or above, this is the only
place you may buy the two high level Pyrology spells--Bird of Fire and Revive.
Talk to her about Constance and eventually you will come to selecting between
two options. Pick "That must be my destiny." If you pick the other, you will
not be able to get the chests in the tower or buy spells from her anymore.
Also note that after you complete this quest, Flammar will not be in her tower
to sell you spells until you complete Theodore's Madness (Quest 48) at ER 18 or
above. If you want the two high level Pyrology spells, buy them now or delay
this quest to later ER.

Knowing the whereabouts of Constance, head over to the Kidnappers' Cave. In the
cave, you will see a statue and nine square floor tiles. Pushing the statue to
the top left or bottom right tile will open the doors to the two rooms with
possible chests at the left of the cave. Pushing it to the top right tile will
generate a high level demon fight. Near the end of the game, this trap is
useful for generating the battle rank 10 demon--Ifrit. It is good for sparking
high level techs with. Pushing the statue to the bottom left lets you progress
the cave.

Put the statue to the bottom left tile and go to the middle room at the left
of the cave. Clicking the statue there will transport it to the other side of
the cave. Go to the other side and you will see the statue and another nine
floor tiles. The top and bottom tiles are traps. The right tile opens the door
to the room with chest. The left tile opens the door to the boss and Constance.

In this boss battle, you will be fighting two Ogres and two Goblin Mages. This
battle is not too hard, but if you are doing this at ER 9, the Ogre may easily
kill your characters in one hit. If you are having trouble, come back a couple
ERs later and it should be more manageable.

When you are back to Mirsaburg Castle, Theodore will offer you an honorary
knighthood. Accept it and you will receive 5000G and jewels. If you keep
turning it down for about 10 times, you will receive 7000G and jewels.




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29. The Soulgutter                      ER: 10 - 22                   [QT029]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Watch the festival in Uso and talk to the Minstrel.
    Complete Condition:
        - Defeat Soulgutter.
    Failing Condition:
        - Start this quest at ER 20 of higher.
    Rewards:
        - Jewels
    Chests: None
    Proficiencies: None
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
In my opinion, this is the most elusive quest to complete. To trigger this
quest, visit Uso and Steppes of Galessa at ER 10. Then come back to Uso one ER
later. At the shrine on the other side of the lake, you should see a festival
where people are circling the bon fire. Talk to the Minstrel to trigger the
quest.

If you leave Uso and come back, the town will go back to normal. The left of
the two men by the lake will tell you that he saw monsters circling the ruins
in the Steppes of Galessa. Other than that, there is nothing special going on.

Now comes the most elusive part. After you have witnessed the festival, come
back to Uso one ER later and talk to the lady by the lake near the magic shop.
If she tells you that they found a dead man with no scratch by the ruins,
congratulations and you have successfully triggered this part. Otherwise, you
will have to check back with the lady every ER and hopefully she will tell you
about the dead man some time.

Once the previous part is triggered, visit another town and return to Uso to
trigger a cutscene. After that, go to the shrine to talk to the cloaked man.
He will tell you about Soulgutter and how to banish him. When you are ready,
head to the Steppes of Galessa to battle Soulgutter.

In this battle, you need to use stunning or stats down techs to "stall"
Soulgutter. At the end of each turn that you have stalled him, you will circle
around him. If you succeed in circling around him 5 times in a row, you will
win the battle. Try forming combos to increase the chance of stun or stats
down. Furthermore, the more damage you inflict on Soulgutter, the better chance
you will be able to circle him 5 times. Some players suggest that moving the
right analog stick counterclockwise while circling Soulgutter could help. You
may try it if you want.

Soulgutter has finite amount of HP, so it is also possible to defeat him the
regular way by depleting his HP. Thanks yipviva for the tip.

After defeating Soulgutter, return to Uso and receive your jewels reward from
the Minstrel.




      -------------------------
        Event Rank 11  (ER 11)
      -------------------------


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30. Return of the Vampires              ER: 10 - 22                   [QT030]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk to the two men in Weston pub about the vampires.
        - You may not activate this quest if Jewel Beast has destroyed Weston.
    Complete Condition:
        - Defeat Vampire in Vampire's Den.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - Chalice and Jewels
        - Lovely Headdress
    Chests:
        - Vampire's Den: Vampire's Den Map, 10G, 100G + (Armor or Jewels),
                         30G + Bone Breastplate, 50G + Bone Breastplate,
                         300G + Bone Breastplate, 40G + Jewels, Chiral Clogs
    Proficiencies:
        - Vampire's Den: Find Chests, Disarm Traps
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
To trigger this quest, talk to the two men in Weston pub and unlock Vampire's
Den. They mention vampires appeared in Estamir long ago.

Before going to Estamir to collect more information, you may visit Yassi to
see something interesting. If you talk to the people, you will notice their
responses are a bit strange. Run around in the town for awhile and the night
will fall... and you will be in for a surprise.

In North Estamir pub, talk to the two men next to the bar. They will inform you
that St. Agnes of Amut defeated the vampires with the Chalice, which was buried
in the catacombs.

Go down to the catacombs in Estamir Tunnels and search the graves for the
Chalice. You may quicksave before searching a grave and reload if it is not the
correct one. If you cannot find the Chalice, make sure you have talked to both
men in the pub. Also note that you can only find the Chalice after this quest
is triggered but before it is completed. Make sure you do not miss the Chalice
because it is a powerful item that allows you to recover the BP of your whole
party with its Miracle Water.

Now it is time to head for Vampire's Den to put the vampires back into their
graves. There is one fixed monster group on each of the four levels. It is
possible to bypass the ones on B2 and B3, but you should make sure you kill
them all if you are interested in locking Jewel Beast's Lair and delaying the
wakeup of Jewel Beast (Quest 33).

When you come to the Innermost Area, you will fight the boss Vampire. You may
use the Holy Sparkle of Chalice to deal decent damage to him, or you can just
rely on your techs/spells to take him out. You will obtain the Lovely Headdress
after you defeat him.


-- About Recharging the Chalice...
Every time you use Holy Sparkle or Miracle Water, it depletes the Chalice DP.
When the DP reaches 0, you cannot use it anymore. However, you can recharge it
at the altar in Temple of Nisa in Nisa Cavern under Kaklim Desert. It is the
same place where you get the Topaz during Missing Taralians (Quest 24).




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31. Water Dragon Rite                   ER: 10 - 22                   [QT031]
    Trigger Condition:
        - If you completed Wuhan's Secret (Quest 12) and forgave Wuhan, talk
          to the bartender and the agent in South Estamir pub.
        - Or check the note in North Estamir pub and rescue the girl from the
          Kidnappers in the alley.
    Complete Condition:
        - Rescue the kidnapped maiden from Strom by bringing him The Raincloud
          Armlet (Quest 39) or defeating him.
    Failing Condition:
        - Refuse to undertake The Raincloud Armlet (Quest 39).
        - Challenge and lose to Strom.
    Rewards:
        - 5000G and Jewels
        - Choice of Wisteria, Battle Mage Armor, or 5000G
    Chests:
        - Sekhet Palace: Sekhet Palace Map, 500G + Jewels, Gold, Gold, Gold
        - Water Dragon Temple: Water Dragon Temple Map, Gold + Jewels,
                               Elemental Staff, Weapon, Strom's Red Jewel,
                               Strom's Blue Jewel, Strom's Green Jewel,
                               Strom's Gold Jewel, Water Spirit
    Proficiencies:
        - Sekhet Palace: Find Chests
        - Water Dragon Temple: Find Chests, Pick Locks, Disarm Traps, Jump Lv.3
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Check the note in North Estamir pub about a missing daughter who never returned
from Tarmitta to trigger the quest. Then go to the alley behind the apothecary
to rescue a girl from a bunch of Kidnappers. She will unlock Tarmitta if it is
not unlocked yet.

Alternatively, you can trigger the quest by talking to the bartender in South
Estamir pub and the agent will bring you to see Wuhan. Wuhan tells you that his
daughter is kidnapped and asks you to help to find her. If you killed Wuhan
during Wuhan's Secret (Quest 12), you will not be able to trigger this part.

Now head to Tarmitta and talk to the man near the apothecary. He mentions about
the Water Dragon Rite and unlocks Lake Malar. Pay to sleep at Tarmitta Inn. At
night, go down the secret passage next to the bridge of the castle.

Go through Sekhet Palace to meet Tuman's Double. Defeat him and then talk to
the guards to reveal that the Water Dragon Temple is in the middle of Lake
Malar.

Head to Lake Malar, hijack the boat, and sail straight to the temple. At this
point, the door to the right is locked and you cannot go in. Go to the left
and down the corridor. When you arrive in Strom's Den, the real Tuman is
offering the maiden to Strom. After defeating the guards, you will fight with
Tuman. Tuman is capable of using the fusion spell Overdrive. It will end the
current turn and let him act five times in a row.

After the battle, you get the Strom's Ring from Tuman, but Strom refuses your
resolution of returning the ring for the girl. Choose the option "How Selfish!"
and Strom will ask you to get The Raincloud Armlet (Quest 39) back from Adyllis
in exchange for the girl. If you challenge Strom and lose, you will never be
able to complete the quest even though it does not marked as failed. If you
defeat Strom, you can complete the quest, but you will not be able to take on
Aquatic Ecology (Quest 43) in the future. You will get a Mirror Shield for
defeating Strom.

After you obtain the Raincloud Armlet, return to Strom and he will release the
girl. If you talked to Wuhan at the beginning of the quest, you will get your
rewards from Wuhan--choice of Wisteria, Battle Mage Armor, or 5000G. In
addition, you get another 5000G and a bunch of jewels. If you did not talk to
Wuhan, you will get 1000G and jewels from the girl (Thanks RayWing (Maipawa)
for the tip). 


-- If You Are Playing as Jamil...
If you trigger this quest with Wuhan, Jamil will ask Wuhan to pay upfront and
you will get some extra gold. (I do not remember the exact amount. It was
probably about 2,000G.) And you will still get the same rewards after you
complete the quest.




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        Event Rank 12  (ER 12)
      -------------------------


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32. The Assassins' Guild                ER: 12 - 22                   [QT032]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk to the bartender and the agent in South Estamir pub.
    Complete Condition:
        - Defeat the Assassin Leader and company in Assassins' Guild.
    Failing Condition:
        - Unlock the "real" Darque in Who Am I? (Quest 52).
    Rewards:
        - Jewels
    Chests:
        - Thieves' Guild: 3000G, Berserker's Bew, Bitter Medicine,
                          Flameproof Gloves, Talent Booster
        - Assassins' Guild: 500G, 1000G, 1000G, 1000G, 300G + Jewels,
                            Silent Greaves, Evil Eye Talisman
    Proficiencies:
        - Assassins' Guild: Disarm Traps
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
At ER 12 or above, talk to the bartender and the man in South Estamir pub to
trigger this quest. The Thieves' Guild asks for your help in destroying the
Assassins' Guild. If you agree to help, they will allow you to take all the
chests in the Guild.

Then if you sleep in South Estamir Inn, you will be attacked by an assassin.
If you visit Farah, you will see a scene of her mom attacking you. Either
event will unlock the location of the Assassins' Guild. Furthermore, after the
event in Farah's house, you will be able to recruit Farah. (You cannot recruit
Farah if your main character is Jamil.)

Head to the Assassins' Guild in Kjaraht. To get to the guild headquarters, you
need to follow the lights on the floor. The following are the sequences for
getting to different rooms.

Room with chests: Up Up Up Left
Ceremonial Chamber: Up Up Up Right Up Right Up Up
Headquarters Room: Up Up Up Right Up Right Up Down Left Up Up

At the headquarters, You will need to fight the Assassin Leader, two Assassins,
and two Mage Assassins. Use multi-target attacks or concentrate on taking out
the Assassins or Mage Assassins first.

You will receive jewels reward after the battle. A Minion appears, but you do
not need to fight him at this time. If Jewel Beast has not woken up, the Minion
will mention about it and Jewel Beast's Lair will be unlocked. Refer to The
Jewel Beast (Quest 33) for more information.


-- If You Are Playing as Jamil...
If you let Dowd leave your party earlier in the game, Jamil will have a unique
scene when he sleeps in South Estamir Inn.




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        Event Rank 13  (ER 13)
      -------------------------


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33. The Jewel Beast                     ER: 10 - 22                   [QT033]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Complete Aquatic Ecology (Quest 43) and talk to Strom before the
          Jewel Beast wakes up.
    Complete Condition:
        - Defeat the Jewel Beast.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - Bejeweled Ring
    Chests:
        - Jewel Beast's Lair: Jewel Beast's Lair Map, 3000G + Jewels,
                              Bejeweled Ring
    Proficiencies:
        - Jewel Beast's Lair: Climb Lv.1, Jump Lv.1
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is one of the hardest quest to trigger in this game. Going through Jewel
Beast's Lair is no trivial matter either. It requires a lot of planning,
preparations, and patience.

Normally, the Jewel Beast wakes up at ER 14, leaves its lair at ER 15, and
starts ravaging the Frontier at ER 16. It will destroy one settlement per ER
until it reaches Weston and parks there. The awaked Jewel Beast can easily wipe
out your party if you are not prepared. It always uses an attack called Jewel
Blaster on the second turn and most of the time it can kill off your whole
party. After that, every now and then it will use Jewel Blaster again. When it
is near dead, it may even use it every other turn. One way to tackle Jewel
Blaster is the use of Revive or Phantom Warrior. Another way is to build up
your characters' defense to a high level and have them defend during the second
turn, in hope that they can survive. The Jewel Beast has 30,000HP.

To save the Frontier, it is possible to delay the ER at which the Jewel Beast
wakes up, but it is no easy task. First, you need to defeat all fixed/scripted
battles in Frontier during Unsettling Settlement (Quest 8), the Fiends of Saoki
(Quest 17), and Return of the Vampires (Quest 30). Here is a list of fixed
monsters you should fight during those quests:

Yassi Cavern: Two Slimes and Sea Serpent
Saoki Cavern: Two War Beasts, Five Greater Zombies, and Three Butterflies.
Vampire's Den: Three Vampire's Minions, Two Vampire's Minions,
               Three Vampire's Minions, Werewolf, and Vampire

Then you will need to unlock the Jewel Beast's Lair. There are two ways:
1. Complete Assassins' Guild (Quest 32) by ER 13.
2. Complete Aquatic Ecology (Quest 43) by ER 13*.

* It is possible to unlock Jewel Beast's Lair at a ER later than 13 if you
  start the ecology quest before 13 but complete it after 13. However, there is
  little point in unlocking it after ER 13 since Jewel Beast would have left
  the lair already.

Given the short ER range and the large number of monsters to kill in ecology
quest, the second way is hard. It is a lot easier to unlock the lair with the
first method. However, the first method will not unlock this quest into the
quest notes. Only the second method will put this into the quest notes. Check
the last paragraph of this quest for a way to unlock the lair easily while
getting the quest notes.

To actually delay the wake up of Jewel Beast, you need to defeat the fixed
monsters inside Jewel Beast's Lair. There are four pillars and a fifth group of
Cockatrices and Petrified Beasts. Each pillar consists of a Lamia and four
Zombie Dragons. For each group you defeat, you will delay Jewel Beast's
awakening by 1 ER, up to a maximum of 5 ERs. In other words, you may delay it
from ER 14 to ER 19 if you defeat all four pillars as well as the fifth group.
Note that you have to defeat the first pillar by ER 13. Then you need to kill
one more each successive ER thereafter. Of course, you can kill all of them by
ER 13 if you so choose. Also if you want to fight the sleeping Jewel Beast,
make sure you do so by ER 18 as it will wake up at ER 19.

Now the problem is how to kill the pillars (Lamia + 4 Zombie Dragons). Without
proper preparations, they are almost impossible to defeat at ER 13. If Lamia
uses Shock Wave, most likely you will not even survive the first turn. In the
following, I will give some possible ways to defeat them:

1. Make one character a Rosalian Mage. Synthesize Overdrive with the character
   and put the Chalice on him/her. Buy some Talent Blasters in Crystal City and
   put them on a different character. On the first turn, use a Talent Blaster
   on the Rosalian Mage (alternative, you can use the Miracle Water from the
   Chalice) to fill up the BP. Then cast Overdrive in the second turn, use
   the Holy Sparkle on Chalice 3-4 times during Overdrive will kill off all
   the Zombie Dragons.

2. Have one or more Imperial Scholars synthesizing Bird of Fire + Mindblast or
   Rosalian Mages synthesizing Bird of Fire + Mindblast + Energy Bolt. This
   will give a more powerful Bird of Fire with less BP cost. Make sure they
   have some levels in Pyrology and Demonology to reduce the BP cost. Then have
   another character using the Holy Sparkle of Chalice normally. The Zombie
   Dragons should die after 3-4 shots of Bird of Fire or Holy Sparkle.

3. Have one or more archers keep using Maiming Volley in hope that they will
   go before the Zombie Dragons and snare them from their Trample attacks. Or
   if you have polearm/lance users, you can try Reaper to stun them. Then buy
   the best armors for one or two characters and use them as tanks. Put them
   in the front to defend. The rest of the characters can use Holy Sparkle or
   some other damaging multi-target attacks.

The above are just some suggestions. There could be more and better ways to
defeat the pillars. Nevertheless, you may have to soft reset quite a number of
times before you can take them out.

If you succeed in getting down the lair before the Jewel Beast wakes up, you
can fight it while it is sleeping. You can take off about 8000-10,000 out of
30,000HP for free before it wakes up. Moreover, it will rarely use Jewel
Blaster, if it uses it at all. In fact, I have fought the sleeping Jewel Beast
a number of times, but I have yet to see it use Jewel Blaster once.

As I mentioned, unlocking the Jewel Beast's Lair through Assassins' Guild does
not create the quest notes while unlocking it through Aquatic Ecology is not
easy. However, you may try the following. First, you should unlock the lair
through Assassins' Guild by ER 13. Then defeat all the pillars as well as the
Cockatrice group in the lair. This should delay the wake up of Jewel Beast to
ER 19. If you complete the Aquatic Ecology and talk to Strom before ER 19, you
should be able to get the quest notes. Thanks killerb255 for this information.




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        Event Rank 14  (ER 14)
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34. Find the Aquamarine                 ER: 11 - 15                   [QT034]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk to Prince Neidhart.
    Complete Condition:
        - Find the Aquamarine and give it to Prince Neidhart.
    Failing Condition:
        - Reach ER 16 before getting the Aquamarine.
    Rewards:
        - Aquamarine and Jewels
        - Choice of Halberd, Field Plate, or 8000G
    Chests:
        - Aquamarine Cave: Aquamarine Cave Map, Gold, 300G, 300G,
                           Gold + Weapon, Gold + Stone Axe, 100G + Jewels,
                           500G + Jewels, Armor
    Proficiencies:
        - Aquamarine Cave: Find Chests, Disarm Traps, Find Ore, Mine,
                           Jump Lv.1-2
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
To trigger this quest, you need to recruit Albert in order to enter Crystal
Palace. Talk to Prince Neidhart and he will ask you to look for the Aquamarine
for him. Note that you can get the Aquamarine without triggering this quest.

If you intend to keep the Aquamarine and have not ever seen Neidhart earlier in
the current playthrough, you should avoid talking to Neidhart, because it will
adversely affect a later quest. See The Dragon Knight (Quest 49) for more
information.

If you do not have Crystal Lake unlocked, talk to the people in the pub or the
lady near the second bridge at the Main Street. On the lake, there are two
guard boats. You will be sent back to town if they catch you. There are four
Aquamarine Caves and the Aquamarine is located in Cave D. Look for ripples on
the Lake. Hit the action button when the boat is over the ripples to enter the
caves. Cave D is located somewhere between the starting location of the two
guard boats.

When you are in Cave D, go straight forward until you come to Cave E. Avoid the
smoke coming out of the statues. You will get a game over if you hit the smoke.
Take a right after passing the three statues. Then turn left when you are at
the middle of the next six statues. Go to the end and touch the blue light.

This takes you back to Cave D. The doors open and the Aquamarine is in a room
not far from you. Prepare yourself as you will soon fight the guardian of
the fatestone, Ghost Ship. This boss has 6,800HP but it is susceptible to
status ailments such as paralysis, unconsciousness, and even instant death.
Take advantage of that and you can beat it as early as ER 7 or 8.

If you return the Aquamarine to Neidhart, you can choose Halberd, Field Plate,
or 8000G for your reward, but you will lose the Aquamarine permanently in this
playthrough. After returning the Aquamarine, visit Neidhart again with an empty
spot in your party and he will offer to join you.

Having triggered the quest or not, you need to get the Aquamarine before ER 15
or someone else will beat you to it.




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35. Pirate Invasion                     ER: 14 - 22                   [QT035]
    Note:
        - You may start this quest at ER 9-13 after you complete Ailing
          Emperor (Quest 27).
    Trigger Condition:
        - Enter Melvir at ER 16 or above.
        - Or break into the Pirates' Hideout in Melvir Sewers and then sleep
          at the inn before ER 16.
    Complete Condition:
        - Defeat Great Sky Dragon.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - 10,000G and Jewels
    Chests:
        - Pirates' Hideout: 5000G + Jewels, Rigid Leather, Gothic Axe,
                            Sailor's Bandana, Gold + Golden Blade
        - Elizabeth Palace: Rapier, Antique Dagger, Throwing Axe, Ogre's Eye,
                            Quarterstaff, Pike
    Proficiencies:
        - Elizabeth Palace: Disarm Traps
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Normally, the Pirate Invasion starts when you enter Melvir at ER 16 or above.
However, you will get the most out of this quest if you break into the Pirates'
Hideout in Melvir Sewers at ER 14-15. In fact, you may do it as early as
ER 9-13 after you have completed Ailing Emperor (Quest 27).

At the appropriate ER before ER 16, head down to Melvir Sewers through the door
next to the Police Station. Go straight after the first turn. At the end, you
will hear faint pirate's chanting from behind the door. Choose to break the
door and defeat the pirates in the hideout. Get the treasures and go back to
the Melvir Police Station to report the pirates' plan of attack. Note that
breaking into the hideout and reporting to the police are required to unlock
Pirate Coast after the quest.

Now before ER 16, sleeping at the Melvir Inn will trigger the pirate invasion.
After you come out of the inn, head to the dock and fight Butcher. Butcher has
9999HP. Defeat him and head back to Melvir.

The next objective is to save the Emperor. However, if your party is in good
shape, you may go down to Melvir Sewers and visit the Mysterious Temple beneath
the Temple of Elore. It is at the top left arrow of the sewers map. You will
find the priest of Saruin there. When you confront him, you will get into a
chain battle with a Greater Devil, a Cyclops, and the Priest of Saruin.

Now go to the Palace. Find your way to the throne room on 2F. Your next boss
is Great Sky Dragon, which has 8984HP. Defeat it to save the Emperor. You will
be rewarded 10,000G and a bunch of jewels.

After you defeat Great Sky Dragon and receive you rewards, if you go back to
the Mysterious Temple in Melvir Sewers, you will find the Minion Scorn there.
At this point he should be pretty easy.

If you had broken into the Pirates' Hideout and reported the attack to the
police before the invasion, you can now find a pirate hiding in the hideout.
Talk to him and he can bring you to Pirate Coast. This is a requirement for
recruiting Captain Silver.


-- If You Are Playing as Hawke...
After beating Butcher at the dock, you can find a ship nearby at the dock. You
may hop on it and chase after Butcher. After some scenes, you will eventually
get to fight Butcher and his buddy monster. Settle it once and for all. You
will receive a Salty Bandana for defeating Butcher. However, you will miss
the rest of the quest and rewards.




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36. Isle of Evil                        ER: 9 - 18                    [QT036]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk to Sofia (the priestess) in Temple of Elore after you complete
          Ailing Emperor (Quest 27).
    Complete Condition:
        - Defeat Ewei to obtain the fatestone Emerald.
    Failing Condition:
        - Return to Yeoville from Isle of Evil before completing the quest.
        - Reach ER 19 before completing this quest.
    Rewards:
        - Emerald and Jewels.
    Chests:
        - Isle of Evil: 2000G + Jewels, 2000G + Jewels, 2000G + Jewels,
                        Elemental Staff
    Proficiencies:
        - Isle of Evil: Pick Locks, Disarm Traps, Jump
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Visit Sofia (the priestess) in Temple of Elore after you have completed Ailing
Emperor (Quest 27), she will tell you that a sinister mage in Isle of Evil has
a fatestone. If you head to the dock that is near the pub in Yeoville and talk
to the lady there. She will talk about the old man at the end of the dock
having been to the Isle of Evil.

Speaking with the old man gives you the option to sail to Isle of Evil. Note
that talking to Sofia is required to trigger this part. Therefore, you can
complete this quest only after you have completed Ailing Emperor. Also note
that once you go to the Isle of Evil, you will fail the quest if you return to
Yeoville before completing it.

The Isle of Evil is pretty straight forward. Just watch your steps on those
moving stairs. If you fall out of the stairs, you will be sent back to the
previous platform. At 3F, you have to touch all 6 pedestals to open up the way
at the north. However, the "fire ball" will shoot at you when you get close.
You will have to start over if it touches you. After you open up the way, use
the teleport pad and it will sends you back to the beginning of 2F. Repeat the
same path two more times to get to 4F.

You will meet the sinister mage Ewei inside the room. After some talking, you
will get to fight him and his "meat shields." Note that if you have reached
ER 19, Ewei will run away and you will not be able to get the Emerald, thus
failing the quest.

In the battle with Ewei, he has two "meat shields" in front of you. You have to
kill the meat shields before you can damage Ewei, unless you use multi-target
attacks. Moreover, the meat shields will regenerate in a couple turns after you
kill them. Therefore, it is a good idea for multiple characters to have multi-
target attacks. You may weaken the meat shields in the first turn. Then use
fixed battle order in the second turn and have the first char use a multi-
target attack to take them out. The rest of the characters can then concentrate
their attacks on Ewei. Let them form a combo if possible to reduce the chance
of being blocked by his Aegis. After you defeat Ewei, you will get the Emerald
and a bunch of jewels. 




      --------------------------------
        Event Ranks 14-22  (ER 14-22)
      --------------------------------


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37. Silver's Treasure                   ER: 0 - 22                    [QT037]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk to the Geckling near the Geckling Village entrance after you
          complete Free the Gecklings (Quest 13).
        - Or talk to the pirate at the left end of Pirate Coast.
    Complete Condition:
        - Defeat Silver Dragon to obtain the fatestone Opal.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - Opal and Jewels
    Chests:
        - Inner Jungle: Jungle Map, 200G + Weapon, 200G + Armor, 300G + Weapon,
                        1000G + (Weapon or Armor), 500G + Jewels,
                        Gold + Jewels, Weapon, Weapon, Armor
        - Silver's Cave: Cap. Silver's Cave Map, 500G, 600G, 700G, 800G, 900G,
                         1000G, Gold, 1000G + Weapon, 3000G + Silver Hammer,
                         1000G + Protector, 1500G + Stone Clogs, 100G + Jewels,
                         100G + Jewels, 2000G + Jewels, Raw Ore Ring,
                         Raw Ore Ring, Candy Ring, Animal Coin
    Proficiencies:
        - Inner Jungle: Find Chests, Find Herbs, Harvest
        - Silver's Cave: Find Chests, Find Traps, Disarm Traps
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
You can trigger this quest by talking to the Geckling near the Geckling Village
entrance after you have completed Free the Gecklings (Quest 13) or by talking
to the pirate at the far left in Pirate Coast. If you trigger by the first
way, talk to the Geckling chief to receive a Geckling's Map. This map
supposedly shows the path leading to Silver's Treasure, but I never understand
it to find it useful.

Head to the Jungle and take the boat to the Inner Jungle. Both Cave B and Cave
C can lead to Silver's Cave. If you take Cave C, follow the first right path
and you will come out to the East Area. Then keep moving towards the left until
the entrance to Silver's Cave appears.

In Silver's Cave, go right at the first intersection and remove the trap wall
with Find Traps proficiency. Follow the path to B2. If you want the map, it is
at the opposite side of B1 behind a trap wall. B2 is filled with traps at the
intersection and around the chests. You will lose LP if you step on one, so be
careful. At B3, go to the right and defeat the fixed monsters. Then you will
come to an area with a number of chests. Open, and disarm if needed, all the
chests before you proceed. Do the same for the next room.

In this last room, you will fight the Silver Dragon. It can be hard at early
ER. If you have trouble, you may consider coming back a few ERs later. The
Silver Dragon has 8000HP. It usually starts off the battle with Breath of
Lightning which hits an area. If your party is weak, you may try defending the
first round so that you can survive. The Silver Dragon can drop the polearm
Khellendros, but it is very rare and may require a lot of resets to get it.

After you defeat the Silver Dragon, you can get the fatestone Opal from the
altar. Moreover, you will now be able to recruit Captain Silver if you have
Pirate Coast unlocked during Pirate Invasion (Quest 35). She may not be there
yet if you go right away. Give it some game time for her to spawn.




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38. The Mine Assaulted                  ER: 14 - 22                   [QT038]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk to the man in the open area outside the Depository in Aurefont.
        - Or talk to the police at Melvir Police Station.
        - Or enter the assaulted Aurefont Mine.
    Complete Condition:
        - Defeat all 10 monsters in Aurefont Mine.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - 15,000G to 30,000G and Jewels
    Chests:
        - Aurefont Mine: Aurefont Mine Map
    Proficiencies:
        - Aurefont Mine: Find Ore, Mine
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
If you go to Aurefont at ER 14 or above, the mine will be attacked by monsters.
You can trigger this quest by talking to the man at the open area outside the
Depository in Aurefont, by talking to the police in Melvir Police Station, or
by simply entering the mine. Your objective is to defeat all 10 monsters in
the mine and rescue the miners.

After fighting the Beastman in B1, you can go either left or right. To the
right you will see the Gold Dragon. However, if you go to the left, you can
eventually come back out from behind the Dragon to ambush it. Ambushing it will
cause it not to use its Breath attacks at the first turn.

The path should be straight forward until you have come to B2-B. Go through
the level and take the last elevator down to B3-B. Follow the path and you
will eventually come back to B1 behind the Gold Dragon. At this point, you
should have killed 8 monsters.

Ambush the Dragon and defeat it. If you have already defeated the Silver
Dragon, this one should be easy. The Gold Dragon always drops Pure Gold, which
can sell for over 1000G. You can take advantage of this to make some money.
Check the "Gold Dragon Trick" in section VIII. Tricks and Exploitations for
more information. After you defeat the Dragon, go left to take out the last
monster.

There are 15 miners in the mine. Rescue all of them before you leave the mine
to get the full 30,000G reward. The following table lists the number of
miners at each area:

 Area     Number of Miners
---------------------------
 B1              4
 B2-A            2
 B2-B            3
 B2-C            2
 B3-A            2
 B3-B            2
---------------------------




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39. The Raincloud Armlet                ER: 10 - 22                   [QT039]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Agree to retrieve the Raincloud Armlet for Strom during Water Dragon
          Rite (Quest 31).
    Complete Condition:
        - Obtain the Raincloud Armlet and give it to Strom.
        - Or defeat Strom.
    Failing Condition:
        - Challenge and lose to Strom.
    Rewards:
        - Completion of Water Dragon Rite (Quest 31).
    Chests:
        - Bayre Plateau: Bayre Plateau Map, 100G + (Weapon or Jewels), Armor
                         100G + (Weapon or Jewels), 300G + Jewels, Weapon,
        - Great Pit: Great Pit Map, Gold, Gold, Gold, Gold, 150G, 300G, 500G,
                     2000G, 100G + Weapon, 100 + (Weapon or Jewels),
                     100G + Armor, 100G + (Armor or Jewels), 100G + Jewels,
                     1000G + Jewels, Composite Bow, Stone Brigandine, Weapon,
                     Armor, Earth Spirit
    Proficiencies:
        - Bayre Plateau: Find Chests, Find Ore, Mine, Climb Lv.2-4
        - Great Pit: Find Chests, Pick Locks, Climb Lv.1-3
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
After you defeat Tuman during Water Dragon Rite (Quest 31), Strom refuses to
exchange the girl back for his ring. If you pick the option "How Selfish!",
Strom will ask you to retrive the Raincloud Armlet from Adyllis, who dwells in
the depths of Great Pit under Bayre Plateau.

If you do not have Bayre Plateau, talk to the lady to the right of the dock
entrance in Bruelle to unlock it. Go to Bayre Plateau and find the cave leading
to Great Pit. A lot of people have had trouble locating Adyllis in Great Pit.
I will try my best to explain the directions.

To get to Adyllis, follow the path down and do not enter any caves. After you
have passed 5 cave entrances, you should come to a point where the path splits
up. Take the left and keep going down. Hug the wall and eventually you will
see a cave to the right. That cave is the Innermost Area where Adyllis resides.

In exchange for the Raincloud Armlet, Adyllis asks you to get her the Cyclone
Shoes (Quest 40) from Avi. If you so choose, you can get the Raincloud Armlet
forcefully by defeating Adyllis, but you will not be able to take on the Insect
Ecology (Quest 44) in the future.

If you are at ER 20 or above and have the neutral ending quest Auldburg
(Quest 54) unlocked, you can buy the Raincloud Armlet in Ettinham for 30,000G.

Return the Raincloud Armlet to Strom to complete this quest as well as the
Water Dragon Rite. Or you can defeat Strom to complete this quest. You will
get a Mirror Shield for defeating him, but you will not be able to take on
Aquatic Ecology (Quest 43) in the future.




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40. The Cyclone Shoes                   ER: 0 - 22                    [QT040]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk to Adyllis in the Innermost Area of Great Pit.
    Complete Condition:
        - Obtain the Cyclone Shoes and give them to Adyllis.
        - Or defeat Adyllis.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - Raincloud Armlet and Jewels.
    Chests:
        - Mt. Scurve: Mt. Scurve Map, 50G, 100G, 3000G + Donkey Bone,
                      Gold + Knight's Shield, Gold + Bone Breastplate,
                      Gold + Bone Breastplate, Gold + Bone Breastplate,
                      20G + Bone Breastplate, 20G + Bone Breastplate,
                      500G + Weapon, 200G + Jewels, 30G + Jewels,
                      500G + Steel Gauntlets, Rosalian Saber
    Proficiencies:
        - Mt. Scurve: Find Chests, Pick Locks, Climb Lv.1-2 (for Quest),
                      Climb Lv.5 (for Donkey Bone)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
When you meet with Adyllis in the Innermost Area of Great Pit, she will ask
you to help her borrow the Cyclone Shoes from Avi, who lives on Mt. Scurve. For
directions of how to get to Adyllis in Great Pit, check the Raincloud Armlet
(Quest 39).

Climb the Mt. Scurve and meet Avi on the Summit. Check the Test of Courage
(Quest 22) if you need directions to the Summit. Avi will ask you to get the
Ingigarde (Quest 41) in exchange for the Cyclone Shoes. If you so choose, you
can get the Cyclone Shoes forcefully by defeating Avi, but you will not be able
to take on the Beast Ecology (Quest 45) in the future.

If you are at ER 20 or above and have the neutral ending quest Auldburg
(Quest 54) unlocked, you can buy the Cyclone Shoes in Ettinham for 30,000G.

After you get the Cyclone Shoes, give it to Adyllis and she will give you the
Raincloud Armlet (Quest 39) in return. Or you can defeat Adyllis to complete
this quest. You will get the Raincloud Armlet for defeating her, but you will
not be able to take on Insect Ecology (Quest 44) in the future.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
41. The Ignigarde                       ER: 0 - 22                    [QT041]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk to Avi on the Summit of Mt. Scurve.
    Complete Condition:
        - Obtain the Ignigarde and give it to Avi.
        - Or defeat Avi.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - Cyclone Shoes and Jewels
    Chests:
        - Mt. Tomae: Mt. Tomae Map, 100G + (Armor or Jewels), Firebeast Hide,
                     300G + (Weapon or Jewels), Fire Spirit
    Proficiencies:
        - Mt. Tomae: Find Chests, Disarm Traps, Find Ore, Mine, Jump Lv.1
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
When you meet with Avi on the Summit of Mt. Scurve, he will ask you to help him
borrow the Ignigarde from Pyrix, who dwells in Mt. Tomae.

To open up Mt. Tomae on Ligau Isle, you will have to complete Monster of Mt.
Tomae (Quest 23) first. Once it is open, venture down Mt. Tomae to meet Pyrix.
In exchange for his Ignigarde, he asks you to get him the Ice Sword (Quest 42).
If you so choose, you can get the Ignigarde forcefully by defeating Pyrix, but
you will not be able to take on the Plant Ecology (Quest 46) in the future.

If you are at ER 20 or above and have the neutral ending quest Auldburg
(Quest 54) unlocked, you can buy the Ignigarde in Ettinham for 30,000G.

After you obtain the Ignigarde, bring it to Avi and he will give you the
Cyclone Shoes (Quest 40) in return. Or you can defeat Avi to complete this
quest. You will get the Cyclone Shoes for defeating him, but you will not be
able to take on Beast Ecology (Quest 45) in the future.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
42. The Ice Sword                       ER: 0 - 22                    [QT042]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk to Pyrix in the Core of Mt. Tomae.
    Complete Condition:
        - Obtain the Ice Sword and give it to Pyrix.
        - Or defeat Pyrix.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - Ignigarde and Jewels
    Chests: None
    Proficiencies: None
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
After you complete Monster of Mt. Tomae (Quest 23) and meet with Pyrix in the
Core of Mt. Tomae, he will ask you to bring him the Ice Sword.

If you have ever checked the weapon shop (New Road Weapons) in Altours, you
would notice that they have an Ice Sword for 20,000G. Once you have collected
20,000G, go back to the shop. If Galahad is not in your party, the shopkeeper
will inform you that someone else has bought the Sword already. Leave the shop
and talk to the lady right outside. She will tell you Galahad has bought the
Sword. Go into the shop or pub and come back out, you should now see Galahad
showing off his new weapon at the town entrance near the pub. Galahad stands
behind the building on the left side of the entrance, so you will have to be
close to see him.

Let's talk to Galahad. If you have an empty spot in your party, he will join
you and you can get the Ice Sword for free. Otherwise, you can choose to kill
him to get the Ice Sword. Killing him greatly increases your favor with Saruin.
It increases the favor by 100 if Galahad has never been in your party or by
200 otherwise. If you are planning to get the Evil ending quest The Netherworld
(Quest 56), you should get Galahad into your party and then kill him off during
this event. However, you should leave the killing part to as late in the game
as possible. It is because the favor may decrease between the time you kill him
and the time you trigger the ending quest.

If you are at ER 20 or above and have the Neutral ending quest Auldburg
(Quest 54) unlocked, you can buy the Ice Sword+1 in Ettinham for 30,000G.

Once you have obtained the Ice Sword, return to Mt. Tomae. Give it to Pyrix and
he will give you the Ignigarde (Quest 41) in return. Or you can defeat Pyrix to
complete this quest. You will get the Ignigarde for defeating him, but you will
not be able to take on Plant Ecology (Quest 46) in the future.


-- Galahad Does Not Join Me...
If Galahad is holding the Ice Sword but refuses to join you, there are a few
possibilities. Thanks RayWing (Maipawa), killerb255, and Cory Wray for the
information.
1. You do not have an empty spot in your party.
2. You have 99 items in your inventory.
3. Your favor with the Evil Gods is above 200.
4. The quest "The Ice Sword" has not been triggered yet.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
43. Aquatic Ecology                     ER: 10 - 22                   [QT043]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk to Strom after you complete Water Dragon Rite (Quest 31) and
          the Raincloud Armlet (Quest 39).
    Complete Condition:
        - Get Aquatic monsters to the top of the list.
    Failing Condition:
        - Trigger the possessed form of Strom, Slask.
    Rewards:
        - Serpentbrand and Jewels
    Chests:
        - Water Dragon Temple: Water Dragon Temple Map, Gold + Jewels,
                               Elemental Staff, Weapon, Strom's Red Jewel,
                               Strom's Blue Jewel, Strom's Green Jewel,
                               Strom's Gold Jewel, Water Spirit
    Proficiencies:
        - Water Dragon Temple: Find Chests, Pick Locks, Disarm Traps, Jump Lv.3
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
After you have completed Water Dragon Rite (Quest 31) and the Raincloud Armlet
(Quest 39), return to the Water Dragon Temple and talk to Strom to trigger this
quest. Strom will ask you to increase the number of Aquatic monsters. Your
objective is to bring the Aquatics to the top of the list.

Before you start the quest, you may find the door to Strom's Den closed, but
you now have access to the inner area through the door to the right of the
temple entrance. You will have to find all four Strom's Jewels and put them
into the statues in the room before Strom's Den to open the door. If you have
the Faerie's Grove (Quest 6) fully activated and know about the Spirits, you
will also find the Water Spirit in there. Make sure you get the Water Spirit
before you put the four Jewels into the statues. Once you put all four Jewels
in, the door leading to the inner area will be locked. In the Cascade, take
the first left and then take the second left to reach B2. On this level, you
can find Strom's Green and Gold Jewels. Go back to the Cascade. Take the first
left again and go all the way to the end to reach B3. On this level, you can
find Strom's Blue Jewel and the Water Spirit. Go back to the Cascade again.
This time go all the way to the end and take the last left. Then take the
second right to get Strom's Red Jewel.

For Aquatic Ecology, the monsters in Lake Malar and the Water Dragon Temple
count towards the quest. You should be able to find all monster types in the
temple.

Complete the quest and you will get the Serpentbrand. Note that you will fail
this quest if you trigger the possessed form of Strom, Slask. Defeating Slask
gives you the axe Chaosbringer. Check the section "Triggering the possessed
form of the elemental lords..." below for more information.

If the Jewel Beast has not waked up yet, Strom will tell you about it when you
return to visit him after completing this quest. It will unlock Jewel Beast's
Lair. Refer to the Jewel Beast (Quest 33) for more information.


-- About Ecology...
In Melvir Library, there is a book on the ecology talking about the food chain
and feeding relationships between different type of monsters. You may check it
out if you want. Basically, if monster type A feeds on monster type B, you
should actively kill monster type A to let type B flourish. If you want type A
to flourish, then you should spare some type B so that type A has something to
feed on. You may follow the book if it helps, but I usually just kill
everything other than the type I want to raise and it works fine for me.


-- Triggering the Possessed Form of the Elemental Lords...
If you completed the ecology quest for an elemental lord in a previous
playthrough, you may trigger that lord's evil form if you do its ecology quest
at ER 18 or above. These are the criteria for triggering the evil form:

1. Completed the ecology quest at least once for an elemental lord in previous
   playthroughs.
2. In current playthrough, activate the same ecology quest.
3. Visit a town at ER 18 or above after you have activated the ecology quest.
4. Go back to visit the elemental lord. He will be possessed and turn evil.

When the elemental lords turn evil, you are forced into battle with them.
Defeating the evil lords will give you unique axes that are retrospective to
the bosses in previous SaGa games. Unlike the original elemental lords, losing
to the evil ones will be game over.

If you had done an ecology quest in previous playthrough but still want to
complete it again in the current playthrough at ER 18 or above, you may
activate the quest and then complete it without going back to town. As long as
you do not visit a town after triggering the quest, the lord will not turn
evil. Here are the steps:

1. Activate the ecology quest by talking to the lord.
2. Do not visit any town until you complete the quest.
3. Go back and forth between different areas to respawn the monsters if needed.
       - Aquatic Ecology: Water Dragon Temple <-> Lake Malar
       - Insect Ecology: Great Pit <-> Bayre Plateau
       - Beast Ecology: Mt. Scurve <-> Crystal Lake/Aquamarine Caves
       - Plant Ecology: Plains <-> Mt. Tomae

Note that you can replenish your proficiency points at Crystal Lake by
equipping/unequipping the proficiencies. This is especially useful when you
need to climb up Mt. Scurve to check the rankings with Avi.

If you want to complete more than one ecology quests after ER 18, you may do it
one by one. For example, activate the first ecology quest and complete it
without going back to town. After you are done, go back to town to recover.
Then activate the second one and complete it without going back town. The same
goes for the third and the fourth.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
44. Insect Ecology                      ER: 0 - 22                    [QT044]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk to Adyllis after you complete the Cyclone Shoes (Quest 40).
    Complete Condition:
        - Get Insect monsters to the top of the list.
    Failing Condition:
        - Trigger the possessed form of Adyllis, Kyllis.
    Rewards:
        - Serpent Staff and Jewels
    Chests:
        - Bayre Plateau: Bayre Plateau Map, 100G + (Weapon or Jewels), Armor
                         100G + (Weapon or Jewels), 300G + Jewels, Weapon,
        - Great Pit: Great Pit Map, Gold, Gold, Gold, Gold, 150G, 300G, 500G,
                     2000G, 100G + Weapon, 100 + (Weapon or Jewels),
                     100G + Armor, 100G + (Armor or Jewels), 100G + Jewels,
                     1000G + Jewels, Composite Bow, Stone Brigandine, Weapon,
                     Armor, Earth Spirit
    Proficiencies:
        - Bayre Plateau: Find Chests, Find Ore, Mine, Climb Lv.2-4
        - Great Pit: Find Chests, Pick Locks, Climb Lv.1-3
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
After you have completed the Cyclone Shoes (Quest 40), return to the Great Pit
and talk to Adyllis to trigger this quest. She will ask you to increase the
number of Insect monsters. Your objective is to bring the Insects to the top of
the list. Check the section "About Ecology..." under the quest Aquatic Ecology
(Quest 43) for more information.

For Insect Ecology, the monsters in Bayre Plateau, Great Pit, and Melvir Sewers
count towards the quest. You should be able to find all monster types in the
Pit. However, if you have trouble finding Aquatics, you can try Melvir Sewers.

Complete the quest and you will get the Serpent Staff. Note that you will fail
this quest if you trigger the possessed form of Adyllis, Kyllis. Defeating
Kyllis gives you the axe Destroyer. Check the section "Triggering the possessed
form of the elemental lords..." under Aquatic Ecology (Quest 43) for more
information.

Just an interesting piece of information. If you return to visit Adyllis after
you complete this quest, you will see the Minstrel sing to Adyllis.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
45. Beast Ecology                       ER: 0 - 22                    [QT045]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk to Avi after you complete the Ignigarde (Quest 41).
    Complete Condition:
        - Get Beast monsters to the top of the list.
    Failing Condition:
        - Trigger the possessed form of Avi, Gigavi.
    Rewards:
        - Feather Spear and Jewels
    Chests:
        - Mt. Scurve: Mt. Scurve Map, 50G, 100G, 3000G + Donkey Bone,
                      Gold + Knight's Shield, Gold + Bone Breastplate,
                      Gold + Bone Breastplate, Gold + Bone Breastplate,
                      20G + Bone Breastplate, 20G + Bone Breastplate,
                      500G + Weapon, 200G + Jewels, 30G + Jewels,
                      500G + Steel Gauntlets, Rosalian Saber
    Proficiencies:
        - Mt. Scurve: Find Chests, Pick Locks, Climb Lv.1-2 (for Quest),
                      Climb Lv.5 (for Donkey Bone)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
After you have completed the Ignigarde (Quest 41), return to Mt. Scurve and
talk to Avi to trigger this quest. He will ask you to increase the number of
Beast monsters. Your objective is to bring the Beasts to the top of the list.
Check the section "About Ecology..." under the quest Aquatic Ecology (Quest 43)
for more information.

For Beast Ecology, the monsters in Mt. Scurve and the Aquamarine Caves count
towards the quest. On Mt. Scurve, only Hole 4 can spawn Aquatic monsters. If
you cannot find enough to kill, you can try the Aquamarine Caves.

Complete the quest and you will get the Feather Spear. Note that you will fail
this quest if you trigger the possessed form of Avi, Gigavi. Defeating Gigavi
gives you the axe Epic Hero. Check the section "Triggering the possessed form
of the elemental lords..." under Aquatic Ecology (Quest 43) for more
information.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
46. Plant Ecology                       ER: 0 - 22                    [QT046]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk to Pyrix after you complete the Ice Sword (Quest 42).
    Complete Condition:
        - Get Plant monster to the top of the list.
    Failing Condition:
        - Trigger the possessed form of Pyrix, Pyrocanis.
    Rewards:
        - Axe of Kings and Jewels
    Chests:
        - Mt. Tomae: Mt. Tomae Map, 100G + (Armor or Jewels), Firebeast Hide,
                     300G + (Weapon or Jewels), Fire Spirit
    Proficiencies:
        - Mt. Tomae: Find Chests, Disarm Traps, Find Ore, Mine, Jump Lv.1
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
After you have completed the Ice Sword (Quest 42), return to Mt. Tomae and talk
to Pyrix to trigger this quest. He will ask you to increase the number of
Plant monsters. Your objective is to bring the Plants to the top of the list.
Check the section "About Ecology..." under the quest Aquatic Ecology (Quest 43)
for more information.

For Plant Ecology, the monsters in the Plains and Mt. Tomae count towards the
quest.

Complete the quest and you will get the Axe of Kings. Note that you will fail
this quest if you trigger the possessed form of Pyrix, Pyrocanis. Defeating
Pyrocanis gives you the axe Cosmo Egg. Check the section "Triggering the
possessed form of the elemental lords..." under Aquatic Ecology (Quest 43) for
more information.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
47. The Underwater Temple               ER: 17 - 22                   [QT047]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Complete Stolen Nymphs (Quest 18).
        - Talk to Marina in any coastal town.
    Complete Condition:
        - Defeat Guardian and obtain the fatestone Black Diamond.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - Black Diamond and Jewels
        - Nymph's Bangle
    Chests:
        - Underwater Temple: Underwater Temple Map, Yucomb's Trident, Blue Elf,
                             Gold Ring, Silver Ring, Pearl Ring, Jewels
    Proficiencies: None
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
After you have completed Stolen Nymphs (Quest 18), Marina will appear in
coastal towns again at ER 17 or above. When you talk to her, she will ask you
to do a favor for her. If you agree, you will be brought to the Underwater
Temple. You will not be able to return until you finish the quest.

The temple is rather straight forward. However, watch out for holes on the
floor. If you are careless, you will drop back to the level below. Pay special
attention to the holes at the center of the first room on 2F and the fourth
room on 3F. You cannot see them until it is too late, due to camera angle.

The two fixed battles on 2F and 3F should be easy. On 4F, you will need to
fight the Guardian. It has 12,000HP and its defense is high. Nevertheless, it
should not be too tough at this ER. After defeating it and getting the Black
Diamond, go back to 1F to head out. You can take advantage of the holes to get
down to 1F quickly.

Is this quest too easy? When you get out of the temple, Saruin's Minion Strife
will come and try to take your fatestone. Show him your power and kick him back
to the Abyss.

When you are back on land, you will receive the Nymph's Bangle from Marina.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
48. Theodore's Madness                  ER: 18 - 22                   [QT048]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Complete Constance Kidnapped (Quest 28) before ER 18.
        - Talk to the Dominion soldier in Yeoville or Bruelle.
        - Or talk to Lord Heinrich in Eugenstadt directly.
    Complete Condition:
        - After defeating Ifrit, receive the fatestone Ruby from Lady Flammar.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - Constance's Key
        - 10,000G
        - Ruby and Jewels
    Chests:
        - Mirsaburg Castle: Pike, Spear, Reinforced Bow
        - Pagan Ruins: Pagan Ruins Map, 666G, 3000G, Gold, Gold, Gold,
                       100G + Armor, 100G + Weapon, Phantom Sword,
                       Raksha Sword, (Weapon or Jewels), (Weapon or Jewels)
    Proficiencies:
        - Mirsaburg Castle: Pick Locks
        - Pagan Ruins: Find Chests, Pick Locks, Disarm Traps
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
If you have completed Constance Kidnapped (Quest 28), a Dominion soldier will
look for you in Yeoville or Bruelle at ER 18 or above. He will tell you that
Lord Theodore has laid siege to Weiserheim. Go to Eugenstadt to talk to Lord
Heinrich for more information.

After talking to Heinrich, go to Raphael's Chamber on 2F and talk to Constance.
She will give you the Constance's Key, which allows you to enter Mirsaburg
Castle from the back door. Also, from this point on, you can recruit Raphael
if your party has an empty spot.

In Mirsaburg, go to the alley behind the Crystal Cartel shop and get into
Mirsaburg Castle through the back door. Find your way to Theodore's Chambers
on 3F. Read the map there to unlock Pagan Ruins.

Pagan Ruins 1F has four doors and each door has a statue in front of it. If you
enter the doors whose statues are facing away from the door, you will get to
3F, where you can find some chests. But it is also filled with monsters. If you
enter the door whose statue is facing towards the door, you will get to one of
the areas on 2F. Which area you get to depends on the number of lit candles on
1F. To increase the number of lit candles, simple go straight forward on 1F.
When you leave 1F from the top, you will be sent back to the bottom and the
number of lit candles will increase by one. To get to where Theodore is, light
all 6 candles and go to 2F.

The boss at Pagan Ruins is the Red Dragon and it has 14,000HP. Similar to the
Silver Dragon and Gold Dragon, it usually starts off the battle with its
Breath attack. The Red Dragon can drop the lance Malystrix, but it is very rare
and may take many soft resets to get it. After you defeat the Dragon and come
to the large circle room, you will see a lot of Theodores! The real one is
indicated by the direction the statue is facing.

Now that you know the Theodore at Weiserheim is an impostor, go to Weiserheim
and you will face the last boss of this quest--Ifrit. Ifrit has auto self-
immolation. If you hit it with a contact attack, the damage will be reflected.
So it is a good idea to use ranged or non-contact attacks. However, if you are
short on decent ranged attacks, you may try this. Use fixed battle order and
have the first character use a weak regular attack to dissipate its shield.
Then the other characters can follow with powerful techs. Remember that the
shield will go back online next turn, so you have to do the weak attack every
turn to take its shield offline. Ifrit has only 9574HP.

After the battle, you will be back to the Castle. Tell Flammar that you are
ready to face Saruin and receive the fatestone Ruby.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
49. The Dragon Knight                   ER: 18 - 22                   [QT049]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Have Raphael or an empty spot in your party.
        - Talk to Lord Heinrich in Eugenstadt after completing Theodore's
          Madness (Quest 48).
    Complete Condition:
        - Perform the Dragon Vortex during the battle with Dragon Knight.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - Templar's Shield and Jewels
        - Mirsa's Armor and Jewels
    Chests:
        - Drachenvale: 600G + Jewels, Gold
    Proficiencies:
        - Drachenvale: Find Chests, Find Ore, Mine
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
After you have completed Theodore's Madness (Quest 48), visit Lord Heinrich
with Raphael or an empty spot in your party. He will ask Raphael to go to the
Dragon's Court to see Dragon Knight. Agree to help Raphael to start this quest.

Go through Drachenvale to reach Dragon's Court. When you meet Dragon Knight,
you will go into a battle with him. Dragon Knight will not attack you, but to
win the battle, you have to perform the Dragon Vortex.

Here is some advice for the Dragon Vortex. Put the first character in the front
row, the second in the middle row, and the third in the last row. Use fixed
battle order to have them act from front to back. They should use techs (or
spells) of the same type (e.g. all dash attacks or all non-dash attacks). Make
sure those techs can form a combo. You can set the other two characters to
defend so that they don't interfere.

Upon the success in performing the Dragon Vortex, you complete the quest. You
will receive jewels as your reward and you will also find the Templar's Shield
in your inventory. If you have ever seen Neidhart earlier in the current
playthrough, whether it was a mandatory cutscene or not, Neidhart will come to
kill Dragon Knight. If you want to recruit Dragon Knight or get Mirsa's Armor,
you should either avoid seeing Neidhart at all or recruit him into your party
before doing this event. Then Neidhart will not come to kill Dragon Knight.

If Dragon Knight is not killed by Neidhart after the Dragon Vortex event, you
may go back to town and return here to trigger the next part. Note that you
must have an empty spot in your party to trigger it. When you return, you will
see Dragon Knight fighting the Minion Spite. Join Dragon Knight to defeat
Spite. After the battle, you can get Mirsa's Armor and Dragon Knight will stay
in your party. You cannot dismiss Dragon Knight through the Minstrel; however,
if you LP-kill him, you will not be able to recruit him again.

Just an extra piece of information. If you visit Constance in Eugenstadt
Castle after Theodore's Madness, she will give you the Talisman, which protects
against unconsciousness and instant death. Furthermore, choosing the first
option during the conversation will have a small effect on the ending.


-- If You Are Playing as Albert...
When you obtain Mirsa's Armor, Albert will have a costume change.


-- If You Are Playing as Sif...
After the battle with Dragon Knight, Sif will ask him how to restore the
glimmer of the Dragon's Eye. Then you will be brought into a battle with a
Silver Dragon. The Dragon's Eye will be restored after you defeat the Dragon.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
50. Frozen Lake Faerie                  ER: 0 - 22                    [QT050]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Revived a character through Death in Netherworld or reached ER 22.
        - Talk to the Frozen Lake Faerie in front of Frosthold Fortress.
    Complete Condition:
        - Take the lock of hair and throw it into the lake in Nisa Cavern.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards:
        - Jewels
    Chests: None
    Proficiencies: None
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
In order to talk to the Frozen Lake Faerie, you first need to revive a
character through Death in the Netherworld or to reach ER 22. When the
requirement is met, an action prompt will appear if you go to the entrance of
the Frosthold Fortress. The Frozen Lake Faerie will ask you to take her lock
of hair and drop it into the legendary lake under Kaklim Desert.

Take the lock of hair and bring it to Merholm in Nisa Cavern. When you are on
the bridge before the Temple of Nisa, you should now see an action prompt. Hit
the button to throw the hair into the lake to complete the quest. You may refer
to Missing Taralians (Quest 24) for directions to Merholm.

After completing this quest, the ice covering the Frosthold Fortress will melt
and the Fortress will now be accessible.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
51. Frosthold Fortress                  ER: 0 - 22                    [QT051]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Revive a character through Death in Netherworld.
    Complete Condition:
        - Obtain the fatestone Obsidian Sword and defeat the Minion Spite
          outside Frosthold Fortress.
    Failing Condition:
        - Lose to Spite.
        - Hand over the Obsidian Sword to Spite.
    Rewards:
        - Obsidian Sword and Jewels
    Chests:
        - Frosthold Fortress: Frosthold Fortress Map, Gold + Weapon,
                              Gold + Jewels, Ogre's Cleaver, Chain Mail,
                              Ring of Protection
    Proficiencies:
        - Frosthold Fortress: Find Chests, Pick Locks, Disarm Traps
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
To trigger this quest, you need to revive a character through Death in the
Netherworld. Death will then tell you that there is a powerful weapon in the
Frosthold Fortress. Although you can still access the Fortress at ER 22 without
reviving a character, you do not get the quest notes this way.

The Frosthold Fortress is located in Shiverland. Before you can access the
Fortress, you have to complete the Frozen Lake Faerie (Quest 50) first. When
you come back, the Fortress will defrost, allowing you to go in.

Or if you are really in a hurry to access the Fortress, it is possible to skip
Frozen Lake Faerie. You can decline to help the faerie. Then when you walk back
to Shiverland, the Fortress will defrost. Thanks Valorous for the tip.

Inside the Fortress, you will see the Red Mage. Although he is the only
character who can use Sorcery and Necromancy spells, beware if you let this
shady character join you. On your way down, you will see two candle puzzles.
In each puzzle, changing all candles to the same color will open a gate. Change
them to different color to open all the gates. Note that, however, you do not
need to complete the puzzles or open any gate to progress the quest.

Find your way down to 1F. In the Statue Room, you will have to defeat Frielei
and her pet to get the Obsidian Sword. After the battle, if you have an empty
spot in your party, you can ask Frielei to join you. This is the only chance to
recruit Frielei. And later if you let her leave your party, you will not be
able to get her back again.

Backtrack to the entrance. When you leave the Fortress, the Red Mage will ask
you to hand over the Obsidian Sword. He is actually the Minion Spite. Defeat
him and show him who is the boss.





    Special Quests                                                    [RS523]
  ==================

There are two quests that require more than one playthrough to trigger or
complete. You need to meet certain requirements in the first playthrough before
you can trigger Who Am I? (Quest 52) in subsequent playthroughs while an
Unlucky Woman (Quest 53) requires at least three playthroughs to complete.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
52. Who Am I?                           ER: 0 - 22                    [QT052]
    Trigger Condition:
        In a previous playthrough:
        - Complete Assassins' Guild (Quest 32).
        - Defeat the Minion Scorn during Ailing Emperor (Quest 27), Pirate
          Invasion (Quest 35), or An Unlucky Woman (Quest 53).
        - Talk to Death in Netherworld.
        In current playthough:
        - Recruit Darque.
    Complete Condition:
        - Recruit the "real" Darque in the headquarters of Assassins' Guild
          after unlocking Darque's memories.
        - Or recruit Aldora after unlocking Alora's memories.
    Failing Condition:
        - Fail to recruit the "real" Darque.
    Rewards:
        - Darque's Sword
        - Or Wizard's Ring and Jewels
    Chests: None
    Proficiencies: None
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
To unlock this quest for future playthroughs, you need to complete Assassins'
Guild (Quest 32), defeat the Minion Scorn during Ailing Emperor (Quest 27),
Pirate Invasion (Quest 35), or An Unlucky Woman (Quest 53), and talk to Death
in the Netherworld in a playthrough. If you have met all these conditions, you
will see a cutscene of the Minion talking with Death at the very beginning when
you start a new char. The only exception is that if you have also unlocked
Neidhart's opening scene, it will override Darque's unless your new character
is Aisha.

After you have seen the cutscene, you will be able to recruit Darque in most of
the towns to trigger this quest. Darque will regain some of the memories when
his DEX/INT hits 16, 22, 30, and 40. You will see the scenes when you go to
town. As he regains memories, his Assassin class (DEX) and Wizard class (INT)
levels will increase. The class levels are 2 at 22 DEX/INT, 3 at 30 DEX/INT,
and 4 at 40 DEX/INT.

To unlock the "real" Darque, you need to get his DEX to 50. He will then leave
the party and run back to the Assassins' Guild. Go to the Assassins' Guild
headquarters and talk to him. Invite him to fight Saruin together. Darque will
get to level 5 Assassin and you will get the Darque's Sword.

To unlock Aldora, you need to get Darque's INT to 40 before his DEX gets to 50.
After you have seen the memory scene of 40 INT, head to the Netherworld and
talk to Death. You will now have the option to go to the Purgatory. Work your
way down to the 1000th level and a scene will trigger at the end. Darque will
awaken as Aldora and leave your party. Pick up the Wizard's Ring and go back to
a town. Show Aldora the ring to recruit her again. Aldora is now a level 5
Wizard.

If you complete the game with Aldora in the final party, you will see Aldora's
original sprite in the ending. However, you will NOT be able to use that sprite
in future playthroughs. In fact, Darque will go back to his amnesia form and
you will have to go through the quest again.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
53. An Unlucky Woman                    ER: 2 - 22                    [QT053]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Talk to Schiele in a pub.
    Complete Condition:
        - Defeat Schirach in Shadow Palace
    Failing Condition:
        - Reach ER 12 before triggering the scene where Schirach awakens.
    Rewards:
        - Diamond and Jewels
    Chests:
        - Shadow Palace: Astral Coat, Black Robe, Miracle Drug
    Proficiencies: None
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This quests requires at least three playthroughs to complete. In your first
playthrough, you may see a woman named Schiele being pestered by a few men in a
pub. Talk to them to see a cutscene. After that, exit and reenter the pub.
Schiele should now be gone. Talk to the bartender to fully trigger this quest.

The earliest you can start this quest is ER 2. After triggering the quest, look
for Schiele in a pub and talk to her every two ER until ER 11. You will not be
able to find her at ER 12 or above. So in the first playthrough, you can talk
to her at most 5 times. In subsequent playthroughs, Schiele will start to
appear in the pub at ER 3. Again, talk to her every two ER until ER 11.

You will have to talk to Schiele for a total of 12 times in 12 different pubs
to progress the quest. After you talk to her in a pub, she will not appear in
the same pub again. So you may want to keep track of the pubs where you have
already talked to her. Here is the list of pubs Schiele can be in:

1.  Altours              2.  Aurefont
3.  Jelton               4.  Mirsaburg
5.  North Estamir        6.  Northpoint
7.  Oapu                 8.  South Estamir
9.  Tarmitta             10. Weiserheim
11. Weston               12. Yeoville

Schiele will only tell you to go away when you talk to her the first few times.
Then starting at about the fifth time, she will tell you a sad story each time.
At the 12th time, she will take you out for a walk. After a short cutscene, the
Minion Scorn will appear. This Scorn is strong and he can act up to 4 times a
turn. Given the limited ER, it is hard (but not impossible) to beat him.
Whether you win or lose, Scorn will take the fatestone Diamond from Schiele.
Without the Diamond, Schirach awakens. In the end, you will get the Diamond.

After Schirach has awakened, visit the Temple of Schirach in Estamir Tunnels B2
at ER 19 or above. When you talk to the priest, Schirach will come to open up a
portal and invite you to her Shadow Palace. If this scene does not trigger, try
going to town and come back.

The Shadow Palace is straight forward. To get the Black Robe and Astral Coat,
you need to defeat the monsters guarding them. At the end of the Palace, you
will face Schirach. Schirach has 42,000HP and she is deadly for her ability to
inflict status ailments such as sleep and charm. Good protection against status
ailments and/or sonic waves can be a key to victory.





    Ending Quests                                                     [RS524]
  =================


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
54. Auldburg                            ER: 20 - 22                   [QT054]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Hear the tale "Giants and Auldburg" from the Minstrel before
          completing Trials of Elore (Quest 55) or The Netherworld (Quest 56).
    Complete Condition:
        - Talk to the elder Giant in Ettinham.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards: None
    Chests:
        - Auldburg: Auldburg Map, 100G, 100G, 500G, 300G + (Armor or Jewels),
                    5000G + Armor, Donkey Bone, Cyril's Bracers, Ultra Balm,
                    (Weapon or Jewels), (Weapon or Jewels), (Armor or Jewels)
    Proficiencies: None
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
If your favors with Elore, Saruin, Death, and Schirach are all below 200, you
will unlock this quest when you talk to the Minstrel at ER 20 or above,
provided that you do not have "Face Saruin" in your quest notes yet. The
Minstrel will tell you the story "Giants and Auldburg."

If you did not but want to trigger this quest, check the topic "Unlocking All
Three Ending Quests" under Miscellaneous Topics for more information on how to
change favor.

To unlock Auldburg, talk to the kid near the road in Uso. In the first room
of Auldburg, you will see two statues. Turn them to face each other to open the
door. Now take the left at the second room. On 2F and 3F from this side of the
castle, you will find two Castle Guardians. Defeat them to unlock two statues
at the center and right rooms on 1F. If you make these two statues facing each
other, the door at the top right room on 1F will open. The Water Well there
will lead to Ettinham. Before you go, you may want to go up to 2F from the
right side and defeat the third Castle Guardian. This will unlock a statue at
the left room on 1F. Making that and the center statue facing each other will
open the door to the throne room. Inside you will find a chest with 5000G and
an armor.

Now go through the Water Well to reach Ettinham. At this point, the Giants will
not provide you any service. To complete the quest, you need to talk the elder
Giant on a lookout tower. The Giant will tell you Saruin's location. This will
also unlock Face Saruin (Quest 57) in your quest notes.

After the talk, you can now use the shops in Ettinham. Furthermore, you can
use the Ettin Falls to go back to the outside world without going through
Auldburg.

Note that there is no quest notes for this quest. The tale "Giants and
Auldburg" marks the beginning of this quest while the trigger of "Face Saruin"
marks the completion of this quest.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
55. Trials of Elore                     ER: 20 - 22                   [QT055]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Hear the tale "Heroes and Gods at War" from the Minstrel before
          completing Auldburg (Quest 54) or The Netherworld (Quest 56).
    Complete Condition:
        - Defeat all 12 bosses in Trials of Elore.
        - Talk to Elore at the top of the Trials.
    Failing Condition:
        - Complete Auldburg (Quest 54) or The Netherworld (Quest 56) before
          taking on the Trials of Elore.
    Rewards: None
    Chests:
        - Trials of Elore: Trials of Elore Map, Metis' Manifer, Eres' Bow,
                           Main Gauche
    Proficiencies: None
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Regardless of your favor with any other gods, if your favor with Elore is 200
or above, you will unlock this quest when you talk to the Minstrel at ER 20 or
above, provided that you do not have "Face Saruin" in your quest notes yet. The
Minstrel will tell you the story "Heroes and Gods at War."

One of the easiest ways to increase your favor with Elore is to buy Cosmology
spells from Temple of Elore in Melvir. You get one favor point for every 200G
you spend there, so 20,000G should guarantee access to the trials. For more
information on changing favor, check the topic "Unlocking All Three Ending
Quests" under Miscellaneous Topics.

To reach Trials of Elore, go to Steppes of Galessa and use the exit on the left
of the map. When you are at the Sun's Altar, "light stairs" will appear. Ascend
the stairs to start the Trials. Once you start, you cannot return to the world
until you complete it.

There are 12 bosses in Trials of Elore. Their HP are listed below:
  Ogre Champion - HP 7355          Frozen Corpse - HP 9333
  Grendel       - HP 9353          Zaratan       - HP 13,118
  Irminsul      - HP 15,575        Juscony       - HP 12,435
  Dinosaur      - HP 7000          Destroyer     - HP 10,000
  Amul Amut     - HP 14,569        Wyrmfounder   - HP 12,674
  Arastle       - HP 11,574        Gold Dragon   - HP 18,000

From what I read on the message board, Amul Amut seems to be the boss most
people have problem with. Amul Amut has high AGI, giving it a high evasion
rate. On top of that, it uses Starlight, which can block your attacks. The best
way to tackle that is to form combos. Only the last attack in a combo can miss
or be blocked. For example, if you form a 5-person combo, the first 4 attacks
will always hit. So you may want to play with your techs to figure out some
combos beforehand. Then during the battle, use fixed battle order to pull out
those combos. Amul Amut is not that hard if you can actually get in some hits.

After you defeat all the bosses, go to the end of the Trials and talk with
Elore. He will tell you where Saruin is located and the quest Face Saruin
(Quest 57) will be unlocked in your quest notes. Note that although it seems
that you can skip certain bosses in the Trials, you must defeat all 12 bosses
or Elore will not appear.

Note that there is no quest notes for this quest. The tale "Heroes and Gods at
War" marks the beginning of this quest while the trigger of "Face Saruin"
marks the completion of this quest.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
56. The Netherworld                     ER: 20 - 22                   [QT056]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Hear the tale "A Tale of Death" from the Minstrel before completing
          Auldburg (Quest 54) or Trials of Elore (Quest 55).
    Complete Condition:
        - Ask Death for the location of Saruin.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards: None
    Chests:
        - Netherworld: Netherworld Map, Gold, Gold, Gold
    Proficiencies:
        - Netherworld: Jump Lv.0
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
If your favor with Elore is below 200 and your favor with Saruin, Death, or
Schirach is 200 or above, you will unlock this quest when you talk to the
Minstrel at ER 20 or above, provided that you do not have "Face Saruin" in your
quest notes yet. The Minstrel will tell you the story "A Tale of Death."

One of the easiest ways to get a lot of favor points with Saruin is to kill
Galahad for the Ice Sword (Quest 42); otherwise, you may have to rely on
pulling out a lot of Pillar vortexes. However, killing Galahad still does not
guarantee getting The Netherworld. To increase the chance, it helps to leave
the killing to when you are ready to trigger the ending quest. For more
information on changing favor, check the topic "Unlocking All Three Ending
Quests" under Miscellaneous Topics.

After hearing the tale about Death, visit Pyrix in Mt. Tomae and he will let
you access the door at the back of his chamber, which leads to the Netherworld.
At the end of Netherworld, you will meet Death. Asking him where Saruin is will
unlock Face Saruin (Quest 57) in your quest notes.

There are a few possible options when you talk to Death. You may sacrifice the
life of a comrade for the Sword of Death or the Hauberk of Death. If there is
any sacrificed character or any other character who died as part of a quest or
the story, you may revive him/her through Death. However, the cost is losing
one LP on your main character permanently. Another option appears during the
quest Who Am I? (Quest 52). After you get Darque's INT to 40 and witness the
memory scene, you can ask Death to show you the Purgatory. Lastly, you can
challenge Death to a battle. In fact, this is a good way to spark some techs
later in the game. You do not get a game over if you lose. Instead, you will
only be kicked out of his room. However, watch out for your LP since quite a
few of Death's attacks can damage LP. Note that after defeating him, you cannot
fight him again. Defeating or losing to Death affects the quest notes and your
favor with him. Other than that, it does not affect anything else in the game.

A quest notes topic named "The Netherworld" is triggered upon meeting with
Death. However, this quest will never be marked completed even if you have
triggered Face Saruin or have defeated Death.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
57. Face Saruin                         ER: 20 - 22                   [QT057]
    Trigger Condition:
        - Complete Auldburg (Quest 54).
        - Or complete Trials of Elore (Quest 55).
        - Or complete the Netherworld (Quest 56).
    Complete Condition:
        - Defeat Saruin.
    Failing Condition: None
    Rewards: None
    Chests:
        - Quietus: Talent Blaster, Warrior's Elixir, Mummy's Elixir
    Proficiencies: None
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
When you talk to the elder Giant in Ettinham, complete Trials of Elore, or ask
Death where Saruin is, this quest will be unlocked. You will be informed that
Saruin is imprisoned in Isthmus.

When you are ready to face Saruin, head to Isthmus Cavern. You will find the
entrance to Quietus at the end of the cave. The monsters in Quietus do not
chase you, so you can easily avoid them to conserve LP. On each level, a Minion
is guarding a treasure. You can skip them if you do not want the treasures. In
fact, when you get to 4F, you will have to fight again the Minions you defeated
individually earlier in the dungeon. So if you have defeated all three of them
to get all the treasures, all three Minions will gang up on you. This can be
quite a challenge for a moderately prepared party.

The final boss awaits you at 5F. After some whining and talking, you will have
one last chance to change your equipments and quicksave. Then it is time for
the big showdown.

Saruin has two forms. The first form should be relatively easy. One thing to
watch out is that his Empty Glimmer attack hits all the characters in the front
row. So you may want to keep only one character at the front. After he takes
about 8000-10,000 damage, he will change to the second form. You will notice
that your attack and healing powers are greatly reduced. This is due to the
pillars around. Each time you attack him (or he attacks you), one pillar will
break. The less pillars are around, the more damage or healing both parties can
do. Every so often (about 4-8 turns), Saruin will use Rain of Blades and throw
all the pillars on you. Then he will replenish all the pillars. If you can
attack enough times to deplete all the pillars before he uses Rain of Blades,
he will only replenish the pillars and no attack will occur.

If you are having trouble with Saruin, here are a few suggestions:

1. Get the moonstone. Equip it on a character and keep him dead so that Saruin
   would waste turns trying to Animate Dead him but fail.

2. Buy high defense armors such as Field Plates, Fashionable Helms, Conqueror
   Gloves, and Leg Mails for your characters. Then switch their weapons to
   Defense mode. They should now take a lot less damage.

3. If you have a Rosalian Mage, have him/her synthesize Overdrive. When needed,
   cast it to heal up the whole party.

4. Use pyrology spell Flame of Life or synthesis spell Song of Souls to cast
   regen on your party members. With reduced healing power during his second
   form, regen is very useful. Second Wind can also be used for the regen.


-- About New Game Plus...
After the ending, you will have the chance to make a Completed Game Data. You
can load from this save to start a new game plus. In a new game plus, the
apothecary and shop clout levels are carried over. Data about certain quests
such as Who Am I? (Quest 52) and an Unlucky Woman (Quest 53) are also carried
over. Classes that your characters have ever changed to are unlocked and you
can choose them as your next main character's starting class. Moreover, you
will earn more jewels from the quests, making it easier and easier to get high
level classes.


-- If You Are on Your Second or Later Playthroughs...
When you are walking past the pool-like thingy on Quietus 4F, you will feel a
strange presence. If you choose to check it out, you will be brought to the
Fatestone Chamber. There are ten fatestone altars in the chamber. For each
fatestone you offer up, Saruin will become more powerful. If you offer up all
10 fatestones, you will be fighting the ultimate 10FS Saruin, who can act up
to 4 times a turn. If you are up for a real challenge, try it out.

Note that you may notice some fatestones are already on the altars. If you did
not get certain fatestones or if you lost the fatestones to the Minions during
the game, they will be offered up automatically.






===============================================================================

        VI. Characters                                                [RS600]

===============================================================================


Section A gives a list of characters in this game. Section B gives the details
of and information on recruiting each character.



  -----------------------------
      A. List of Characters                                           [RS610]
  =============================

This section lists all playable characters with their default classes, maximum
LP, and BP. The percentage under BP indicates the amount of BP that the
character starts with at the beginning of a battle. It is a percentage of
the character's current max BP. Next to the percentage is a number with a
plus sign ('+'). It indicates the maximum BP Regen when the character has a
max BP of 50 or above.



    Main Characters                                                   [RS611]
  ===================

  Character Name      Default Class        Max LP        BP            Index
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Albert              Frontier Guard         12        30%/+6         [CH001]
  Aisha               Herbalist              10        30%/+6         [CH002]
  Gray                Swordsman              11        40%/+5         [CH003]
  Claudia             Ranger                 17        20%/+7         [CH004]
  Jamil               Thief                  12        50%/+5         [CH005]
  Sif                 Valhallan Warrior      12        40%/+5         [CH006]
  Hawke               Pirate                 14        50%/+5         [CH007]
  Barbara             Entertainer            12        40%/+6         [CH008]



    Other Named Characters                                            [RS612]
  ==========================

  Character Name      Default Class        Max LP        BP            Index
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Brau                None                   13        30%/+4         [CH009]
  Darque (Aldora)     Assassin               10        30%/+5         [CH010]
  Diana               Rosalian Lancer        11        30%/+5         [CH011]
  Dowd                None                   17        20%/+6         [CH012]
  Dragon Knight       Draconite               5        40%/+4         [CH013]
  Farah               None                   16        40%/+5         [CH014]
  Frielei             Castle Knight           8        40%/+4         [CH015]
  Galahad             Rosalian Officer       18        40%/+4         [CH016]
  Gian                Imperial Knight        12        50%/+4         [CH017]
  Guella Ha           Geckling Knight        16        30%/+5         [CH018]
  Herman              Trader                 18        30%/+5         [CH019]
  The Minstrel        Bard                   16        40%/+5         [CH020]
  Myriam              None                   13        30%/+5         [CH021]
  Neidhart            Rosalian Lancer        10        40%/+4         [CH022]
  Patrick             None                   12        50%/+4         [CH023]
  Raphael             None                   10        30%/+5         [CH024]
  Red Mage            Red Mage               19        20%/+4         [CH025]
  Captain Silver      Draconite               7        40%/+4         [CH026]
  Sylvan              None                   10        30%/+5         [CH027]
  Theodore            Castle Knight          17        60%/+3         [CH028]



    Mercenaries                                                       [RS613]
  ===============

  Character Name      Default Class        Max LP        BP            Index
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Amazon              None                    3        50%/+4         [CH029]
  Bafal Fighter       Imperial Knight         4        40%/+4         [CH030]
  Dominion Knight     Castle Knight           4        40%/+4         [CH031]
  Kjaraht Soldier     None                    4        40%/+4         [CH032]
  Pirate              Pirate                  4        40%/+4         [CH033]
  Soldier A           Frontier Guard          4        40%/+4         [CH034]
  Soldier B           Frontier Guard          4        40%/+4         [CH035]
  Sorcerer            None                    3        50%/+4         [CH036]
  Sorceress           None                    3        50%/+4         [CH037]
  Valhallan Warrior   Valhallan Warrior       4        40%/+4         [CH038]
  Warrior             None                    3        50%/+4         [CH039]




  ----------------------------------
      B. Details and Recruitment                                      [RS620]
  ==================================


    Main Characters                                                   [RS621]
  ===================


  Albert                                                              [CH001]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Frontier Guard         Max LP: 12          BP: 30%/+6
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                C    C    B    B    D    D    B    B    E    B
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       Yes
Recruit Locations:    Isthmus Keep 2F, Crystal City pub, Altours pub
Recruit Requirements:
    - Cannot be recruited if Diana is in your party.


  Aisha                                                               [CH002]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Herbalist              Max LP: 10          BP: 30%/+6
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                D    B    E    E    C    C    C    C    A    B
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       Yes
Recruit Locations:    South Estamir pub, Tarmitta pub, Weston pub
Recruit Requirements: None


  Gray                                                                [CH003]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Swordsman              Max LP: 11          BP: 40%/+5
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                C    C    C    C    C    C    C    C    C    C
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       Yes
Recruit Locations:    Melvir pub, Aurefont pub, Altours pub
Recruit Requirements: None


  Claudia                                                             [CH004]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Ranger                 Max LP: 17          BP: 20%/+7
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                A    B    B    B    B    B    E    E    D    D
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       Yes
Recruit Locations:    Melvir pub, Aurefont pub, Altours pub
Recruit Requirements: None


  Jamil                                                               [CH005]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Thief                  Max LP: 12          BP: 50%/+5
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                C    C    D    D    A    A    B    B    E    C
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       Yes
Recruit Locations:    Altours pub, Bruelle pub, Tarmitta pub, Yeoville pub
Recruit Requirements:
    - Cannot be recruited if Dowd is in your party, except under a specific
      condition. See the topic "Getting Jamil, Dowd, and Farah in the Same
      Party" under the section Miscellaneous Topics for more information.


  Sif                                                                 [CH006]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Valhallan Warrior      Max LP: 12          BP: 40%/+5
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                C    C    A    A    B    B    D    D    E    C
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       Yes
Recruit Locations:    Crystal City pub, Altours pub
Recruit Requirements: None


  Hawke                                                               [CH007]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Pirate                 Max LP: 14          BP: 50%/+5
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                B    C    C    C    A    A    C    C    D    E
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       Yes
Recruit Locations:    Uso pub
Recruit Requirements: None


  Barbara                                                             [CH008]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Entertainer            Max LP: 12          BP: 40%/+6
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                C    C    B    B    C    C    E    E    D    A
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       Yes
Recruit Locations:    Northpoint pub, Uso pub, Crystal City pub, Altours pub,
                      North Estamir pub, South Estamir pub, Tarmitta pub,
                      Weston pub
Recruit Requirements: None




    Other Named Characters                                            [RS622]
  ==========================


  Brau                                                                [CH009]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: None                   Max LP: 13          BP: 30%/+4
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                A    C    A    A    D    D    E    E    C    B
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       No
Recruit Locations:    Mazewood
Recruit Requirements:
    - Starts in the party if Claudia is the main character.
    - Cannot be recruited by other main characters.
    - Leaves the party permanently after Eule Gives a Hoot (Quest 25).


  Darque (Aldora)                                                     [CH010]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Assassin               Max LP: 10          BP: 30%/+5
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                E    C    E    E    A    A    A    A    A    E
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       Yes (except the true Darque)
Recruit Locations:    All towns except South Estamir
Recruit Requirements:
    - Trigger Who Am I? (Quest 52) and witness Darque's Opening Scene.
    - Cannot recruit Darque if Neidhart's Opening Scene plays in the current
      playthrough unless your main character is Aisha.


  Diana                                                               [CH011]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Rosalian Lancer        Max LP: 11          BP: 30%/+5
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                D    C    C    C    A    A    E    E    B    C
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       Yes
Recruit Locations:    Oapu, Godongo
Recruit Requirements:
    - Cannot be recruited if Albert is in your party.


  Dowd                                                                [CH012]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: None                   Max LP: 17          BP: 20%/+6
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                B    B    D    D    E    E    D    D    A    B
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       No (Yes for main characters other than Jamil)
Recruit Locations:    South Estamir (Slave Trader's House)
Recruit Requirements:
    - Starts in the party if Jamil is the main character.
    - Cannot be recruited by other main characters unless certain requirements
      are satisfied in Jamil's game. Check the topic "Recruiting Dowd with
      Characters other than Jamil" under the section Miscellaneous Topics for
      the specific requirements.
    - Cannot be recruited if Jamil is in your party.


  Dragon Knight                                                       [CH013]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Draconite              Max LP: 5           BP: 40%/+4
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                E    D    A    A    C    C    A    A    D    E
Earliest Recruit ER:  18
Re-recruitable:       No
Recruit Locations:    Drachenvale
Recruit Requirements:
    - After completing Theodore's Madness (Quest 48), talk to Lord Heinrich in
      Eugenstadt Castle with Raphael or an empty spot in your party to trigger
      the Dragon Knight (Quest 49).
    - Recruit Neidhart if you have ever seen him earlier in current playthrough
      (including any forced scenes) so that he will not come to kill the Dragon
      Knight.
    - Complete the quest by performing a Dragon Vortex against Dragon Knight.
    - Leave Drachenvale and return with an empty spot in your party.
    - Help the Dragon Knight defeat the Minion.


  Farah                                                               [CH014]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: None                   Max LP: 16          BP: 40%/+5
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                C    B    D    D    B    B    D    D    A    C
Earliest Recruit ER:  12
Re-recruitable:       Yes
Recruit Locations:    South Estamir - Farah's House
Recruit Requirements:
    - Rescue Farah in Wuhan's Secret (Quest 12).
    - Trigger the Assassins' Guild (Quest 32) and witness a scene of Farah's
      mom attacking in Farah's House.
    - Cannot be recruited if Jamil is the main character.


  Frielei                                                             [CH015]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Castle Knight          Max LP: 8           BP: 40%/+4
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                E    D    E    E    A    A    A    A    E    A
Earliest Recruit ER:  As early as you have access to Frosthold Fortress
Re-recruitable:       No
Recruit Locations:    Frosthold Fortress
Recruit Requirements:
    - To gain access to Frosthold Fortress (Quest 51), you need to complete
      Frozen Lake Faerie (Quest 50) first, which is available when you revive
      a character through Death or when you reach ER 22.
    - In Frosthold Fortress, battle Frielei with an empty spot in your party.
    - Invite her to join after the battle.


  Galahad                                                             [CH016]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Rosalian Officer       Max LP: 18          BP: 40%/+4
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                A    D    A    A    D    D    E    E    B    E
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       Yes
Recruit Locations:    Crystal City - Temple of Mirsa,
                      Altours during The Ice Sword (Quest 42)
Recruit Requirements:
    - Cannot be recruited if your favor with Saruin is 400 or higher.


  Gian                                                                [CH017]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Imperial Knight        Max LP: 12          BP: 50%/+4
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                C    D    B    B    B    B    D    D    B    E
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       Yes
Recruit Locations:    Melvir - Elizabeth Palace
Recruit Requirements:
    - Complete A Suspicious Demise (Quest 10) to access Elizabeth Palace.


  Guella Ha                                                           [CH018]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Geckling Knight        Max LP: 16          BP: 30%/+5
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                B    D    A    A    D    D    C    C    D    D
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       Yes
Recruit Locations:    Northpoint pub
Recruit Requirements:
    - Starts in the party if Hawke is the main character.


  Herman                                                              [CH019]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Trader                 Max LP: 18          BP: 30%/+5
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                B    B    D    D    D    D    B    B    B    D
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       Yes (No when Weston is destroyed)
Recruit Locations:    Weston pub
Recruit Requirements:
    - Starts in the party if Barbara is the main character.
    - Cannot be recruited if Weston is destroyed.


  The Minstrel                                                        [CH020]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Bard                   Max LP: 16          BP: 40%/+5
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                B    C    C    C    E    E    C    C    D    A
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       Yes (No if any of the last two requirements is satisfied)
Recruit Locations:    Any pub
Recruit Requirements:
    - With an empty spot, keep asking him to play songs until he joins.
    - He leaves the party automatically upon entering a pub.
    - He needs to leave party before you can trigger the ending quests.
    - He does not join if any of the three ending quests is active but none is
      completed (that is, he will not join if you have heard one of the three
      ending quest tales from him but have not got "Face Saruin" in your quest
      notes yet).
    - Cannot be recruited if Trials of Elore is completed.

Note: To use the Minstrel in the final battle, you must not complete the Trials
      of Elore. Instead, you need to complete any of the other two ending
      quests--Auldburg or The Netherworld. You cannot use the Minstrel during
      those quests. However, once you have completed one of those, you will be
      able to recruit him back into your party.


  Myriam                                                              [CH021]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: None                   Max LP: 13          BP: 30%/+5
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                D    C    D    D    C    C    A    A    D    B
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       Yes
Recruit Locations:    North Estamir pub
Recruit Requirements:
    - Starts in the party if Gray is the main character.


  Neidhart                                                            [CH022]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Rosalian Lancer        Max LP: 10          BP: 40%/+4
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                E    C    A    A    C    C    C    C    E    A
Earliest Recruit ER:  As early as you can obtain the Aquamarine
Re-recruitable:       Yes
Recruit Locations:    Crystal City - Crystal Palace
Recruit Requirements:
    - Obtain the Aquamarine (Quest 34) and give it to Neidhart.
    - After giving Neidhart the Aquamarine, return to the throne room and
      he will offer to join.
    - You need Albert in the party to access Crystal Palace.


  Patrick                                                             [CH023]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: None                   Max LP: 12          BP: 50%/+4
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                E    D    D    D    E    E    B    B    B    B
Earliest Recruit ER:  3 (0 if Claudia is the main character)
Re-recruitable:       Yes
Recruit Locations:    Melvir - Patrick's House
Recruit Requirements:
    - Complete Raid on the Depository (Quest 11).
    - Return to Patrick's House after the quest to recruit him.


  Raphael                                                             [CH024]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: None                   Max LP: 10          BP: 30%/+5
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                D    C    B    B    D    D    D    D    B    B
Earliest Recruit ER:  18
Re-recruitable:       Yes
Recruit Locations:    Eugenstadt Castle
Recruit Requirements:
    - You can use him during Pride of the Knights (Quest 14), but he will leave
      the party after the quest.
    - You can recruit him permanently after you have triggered Theodore's
      Madness (Quest 48).


  Red Mage                                                            [CH025]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Red Mage               Max LP: 19          BP: 20%/+4
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                A    D    E    E    A    A    A    A    E    E
Earliest Recruit ER:  As early as you have access to Frosthold Fortress
Re-recruitable:       No
Recruit Locations:    Frosthold Fortress
Recruit Requirements:
    - To gain access to Frosthold Fortress (Quest 51), you need to complete
      Frozen Lake Faerie (Quest 50) first, which is available when you revive
      a character through Death or when you reach ER 22.
    - You can only use him in Frosthold Fortress and he will leave the party
      when you leave the Fortress.
    - Red Mage is the only character with access to Sorcery and Necromancy
      spells.


  Captain Silver                                                      [CH026]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Draconite              Max LP: 7           BP: 40%/+4
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                E    C    A    A    D    D    B    B    C    C
Earliest Recruit ER:  9 (theoretical), or 12-14 (typical)
Re-recruitable:       Yes
Recruit Locations:    Pirate Coast pub
Recruit Requirements:
    - Defeat the Silver Dragon in the quest Silver's Treasure (Quest 37).
    - In Pirate Invasion (Quest 35), break into the Pirates' Hideout in Melvir
      Sewers before the actual invasion occurs.
    - After the invasion, return to the hideout and ask the pirate to take you
      to Pirate Coast.


  Sylvan                                                              [CH027]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: None                   Max LP: 10          BP: 30%/+5
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                C    C    D    D    B    B    B    B    A    A
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       No
Recruit Locations:    Mazewood
Recruit Requirements:
    - Starts in the party if Claudia is the main character.
    - Cannot be recruited by other main characters.
    - Leaves the party permanently after Eule Gives a Hoot (Quest 25).


  Theodore                                                            [CH028]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Castle Knight          Max LP: 17          BP: 60%/+3
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                A    C    A    A    D    D    E    E    E    B
Earliest Recruit ER:  N/A
Re-recruitable:       No
Recruit Locations:    N/A
Recruit Requirements:
    - You can use him during Pride of the Knights (Quest 14), but he will leave
      the party after the quest.
    - There is no legitimate way to permanently recruit Theodore. It is said
      that there is a bug/glitch which allows you to keep Theodore for the rest
      of the game, but I have yet to hear confirmation of it working on the US
      version.




    Mercenaries                                                       [RS623]
  ===============

All mercenaries cannot be re-recruited if they are dismissed or LP-killed.
Mercenaries will disappear from the pubs if they are displaced from their
spots by other named characters. In any case, all mercencaries will disappear
from their usual resting places when you reach ER 10.


  Amazon                                                              [CH029]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: None                   Max LP: 3           BP: 50%/+4
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                B    D    B    B    C    C    D    D    D    D
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       No
Recruit Locations:    Loban pub, North Estamir pub, Oapu pub
Recruit Requirements: None


  Bafal Fighter                                                       [CH030]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Imperial Knight        Max LP: 4           BP: 40%/+4
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                B    D    B    B    C    C    D    D    D    D
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       No
Recruit Locations:    Melvir Police Station
Recruit Requirements: None


  Dominion Knight                                                     [CH031]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Castle Knight          Max LP: 4           BP: 40%/+4
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                B    D    B    B    C    C    D    D    D    D
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       No
Recruit Locations:    Mirsaburg Castle
Recruit Requirements: None


  Kjaraht Soldier                                                      [CH032]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: None                   Max LP: 4           BP: 40%/+4
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                B    D    B    B    C    C    D    D    D    D
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       No
Recruit Locations:    Tarmitta pub
Recruit Requirements: None


  Pirate                                                              [CH033]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Pirate                 Max LP: 4           BP: 40%/+4
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                B    D    B    B    C    C    D    D    D    D
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       No
Recruit Locations:    Pirate Coast pub
Recruit Requirements:
    - Starts in the party if Hawke is the main character.
    - If Hawke is not the main character, you will have to finish both Ailing
      Emperor (Quest 27) and Pirate Invasion (Quest 35) to get access to
      Pirate Coast by ER 9. It is possible theoretically, but hard to achieve.


  Soldier A                                                           [CH034]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Frontier Guard         Max LP: 4           BP: 40%/+4
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                B    D    B    B    C    C    D    D    D    D
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       No
Recruit Locations:    Isthmus Keep (Albert only), Altours pub
Recruit Requirements:
    - Joins Albert during Monsters to the East (Quest 1) and leaves after the
      quest.


  Soldier B                                                           [CH035]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Frontier Guard         Max LP: 4           BP: 40%/+4
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                B    D    B    B    C    C    D    D    D    D
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       No
Recruit Locations:    Isthmus Keep (Albert only)
Recruit Requirements:
    - Joins Albert during Monsters to the East (Quest 1) and leaves after the
      quest.
    - Cannot be recruited by any main character other than Albert.


  Sorcerer                                                            [CH036]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: None                   Max LP: 3           BP: 50%/+4
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                E    D    D    D    D    D    B    B    D    C
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       No
Recruit Locations:    Northpoint pub, Weston pub
Recruit Requirements: None


  Sorceress                                                           [CH037]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: None                   Max LP: 3           BP: 50%/+4
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                E    D    D    D    D    D    B    B    D    C
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       No
Recruit Locations:    Bruelle pub, Mirsaburg pub, Yeoville pub
Recruit Requirements: None


  Valhallan Warrior                                                   [CH038]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: Valhallan Warrior      Max LP: 4           BP: 40%/+4
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                B    D    B    B    C    C    D    D    D    D
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       No
Recruit Locations:    Gato's Village pub
Recruit Requirements:
    - Sif needs to be in the party in order to recruit Valhallan Warrior.


  Warrior             None                    3        50%/+4         [CH039]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Default Class: None                   Max LP: 3           BP: 50%/+4
Growth Rate:   HP   BP   STR  VIT  DEX  AGI  INT  WIL  COM  CHA
                B    D    B    B    C    C    D    D    D    D
Earliest Recruit ER:  0
Re-recruitable:       No
Recruit Locations:    Aurefont pub, Godongo pub, Uso pub
Recruit Requirements: None






===============================================================================

        VII. Techniques                                               [RS700]

===============================================================================


This section contains the list of regular techniques for each weapon type.
Equipment- or character-specific techniques are not covered.

Most of the information in this section was obtained from Ramtieger's Game
System FAQ. It is my intent to reorganize Ramtieger's lists into a more compact
form for quicker reference. However, "compact" means some information has to
give. Please refer to Ramtieger's FAQ for complete information.

While most of the columns should be self-explanatory, it is still worth giving
a short description for each column. You can also find the description from
Ramtieger's FAQ.

Rank:     Technique Rank.
BP:       Base BP Cost.
DP/LP:    Base DP/LP Cost.
Power:    Base Power.
Growth:   Power Growth Rate.
Stat:     Associated Stat that affects the power growth.
Accuracy: Accuracy.
Speed:    Activation Speed. A Fast technique has a higher chance to act first
          during a turn, and Slow is the opposite.
Dash:     Y = Dash type attack. N = Non-dash type attack.
Contact:  Y = Contact attack. N = Non-contact attack.
Target:   Target.
Dmg60:    Listed Damage with associated stat at 60. The Power and Growth can be
          vague to determine the actual power. This is added to make it easier
          to compare techniques.
Effect:   Additional Effect(s).



  --------------------
      Martial Arts                                                    [RS701]
  ====================


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     BP   Power   Stat    Speed  Contact   Dmg60
  Name           Rank   LP   Growth  Accuracy  Dash  Target      Effect
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Punch              1  0  0   1  F  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  202
    --------------------------    Attack Mode    --------------------------
One-Two-Three      2  6 y1  12  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  403
Knife Hand Strike  2  7 y1   8  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  500
 (R) Whirlwind Knife Hand   20  B  STR  D  Fast  N Y Circle
Rocket Spear       3  8  1  15  B  AGI  D  Norm  Y Y   One  735
 (S) Swift Thrust           20  B  STR  D  Fast  Y Y   One
 (R) Great Jackhammer      100  A  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One       Stun
Suplex             3  9  1  20  B  STR  B  Fast  N Y   One  757  Stun
Thunder Kick       4 10  1  30  A  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  942
Jackhammer         4 11  1  50  A  STR  B  Slow  N Y   One  967  Stun
Raksha             5 15  3 130  A  STR  D  Slow  N Y   One 1514  Instant Death
    --------------------------    Defense Mode   --------------------------
Disrupt Air        3  6 y1   5  E  AGI  A  Fast  N N   One  156  Stun
Second Wind        3 10 y1  20  E  COM  -  Norm  N N  Self  297  HP Recovery,
                                                                 HP Regen
 (R) Focus Palm             40  C  WIL  A  Norm  N N   All       HP Drain
Flash Flood        3  9  1  45  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  753
Submission         4  8  1  44  B  DEX  D  Norm  N N   One  616  Decreases STR
 (R) Critical Hit           88  B  DEX  D  Norm  N N   One       Decreases STR
Shimmer Strike     4 11  1  55  B  STR  B  Slow  N Y   One  935  Decreases INT
Nine Marks         5 20  2 225  A  WIL  E  Norm  N Y   One 1840
    --------------------------    Trick Mode     --------------------------
Round Kick         2  6  1  15  D  STR  C  Norm  N Y   One  471
Square Throw       2  7 y1   5  D  STR  B  Slow  N Y   One  382  Stun,
                                                                 Decreases STR
Drunken Strike     3  7  1  11  B  AGI  C  Norm  Y Y   One  781
 (S) Surging Drunken Strike 22  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Blast Magic        3  9  1  50  B  STR  C  Norm  Y Y   One  778
 (S) Surging Blast Magic    60  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Triangle Kick      4 10  2  30  A  STR  C  Norm  N Y   One 1011
Silent Assassin    4 13  1  60  B  ACI  C  Norm  N Y   One  894  Instant Death
Triple Dragon      5 16  2 120  A  ACI  C  Norm  N Y   One 1527
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------




  ------------
      Foil                                                            [RS702]
  ============


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     BP   Power   Stat    Speed  Contact   Dmg60
  Name           Rank   DP   Growth  Accuracy  Dash  Target      Effect
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thrust             1  0 y1   1  F  DEX  B  Norm  N Y   One  160
    --------------------------    Attack Mode    --------------------------
Sonic Slash        2  4  1   4  D  STR  B  Fast  N Y   One  317
 (R) Sonic Cross            16  D  STR  A  Fast  N Y   One
Impact Slash       2  5  4  10  D  STR  F  Norm  Y Y   One  350  Stun
 (S) Surging Impact Slash   20  D  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One       Stun
Cutting Lunge      2  7  1   7  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  451
 (S) Perforate              14  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
 (R) Cross Cutting Lunge    42  B  AGI  C  Norm  Y Y   One
 (S-R) Lightning Speed      56  A  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Hawke Blade        3  9  1  10  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  518  Good vs Insect
Blitz              4 11  3  16  B  AGI  D  Fast  N Y   One  872
Triple Star        4 14  2  60  B  DEX  D  Norm  N N   One  969
Southern Cross     5 15  8  60  A  DEX  D  Norm  N N   One 1098  Good vs Undead
    --------------------------    Defense Mode   --------------------------
Spin Thrust        2  4  1   3  B  DEX  D  Norm  N Y   One  475
Feint              2  7 y1   -  -  DEX  D  Norm  N Y   One   -   Stun
Sword Ballet       3  9  6  10  D  DEX  D  Norm  Y Y   All  449
 (S) Floating Sword Ballet  20  D  DEX  A  Norm  Y Y   All
Resonance Edge     4  7  8  60  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  905
Shimmering Slash   4 12  2  25  B  STR  D  Fast  N N   One  662
Screwdriver        5 16  6  55  A  DEX  D  Norm  N Y   One 1206  Good vs Female
    --------------------------    Trick Mode     --------------------------
Paralyzing Thrust  2  4 y1   2  E  DEX  D  Norm  N Y   One  207  Decreases DEX
Artful Slash       2  5  1   5  B  STR  C  Norm  N Y   One  441
 (R) Mistwalker             20  B  STR  A  Norm  N Y   One
Golden Note        3  7  4  45  B  DEX  D  Norm  N Y   One  755
Roundabout         3 10  1  10  B  AGI  D  Norm  Y Y   One  773
 (S) Surging Roll           25  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Mega Thrust        4 10  6  75  B  DEX  E  Norm  N Y   One  973
Eulogy             5 16  4  48  A  DEX  D  Norm  N Y   One 1293  Instant Death
Kaleidoscope       5 18  2 120  B  AGI  D  Norm  N Y   One 1257
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------




  -------------------
      Short Sword                                                     [RS703]
  ===================


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     BP   Power   Stat    Speed  Contact   Dmg60
  Name           Rank   DP   Growth  Accuracy  Dash  Target      Effect
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thrust             1  0 y1   1  F  DEX  B  Norm  N Y   One  160
    --------------------------    Attack Mode    --------------------------
Sonic Slash        2  4  1   4  D  STR  B  Fast  N Y   One  317
 (R) Sonic Cross            16  D  STR  A  Fast  N Y   One
Impact Slash       2  5  4  10  D  STR  F  Norm  Y Y   One  350  Stun
 (S) Surging Impact Slash   20  D  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One       Stun
Cutting Lunge      2  7  1   7  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  451
 (S) Perforate              14  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
 (R) Cross Cutting Lunge    42  B  AGI  C  Norm  Y Y   One
 (S-R) Lightning Speed      56  A  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Hawke Blade        3  9  1  10  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  518  Good vs Insect
Double Slash       3  6  4  24  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  600
Blitz              4 11  3  16  B  AGI  D  Fast  N Y   One  872
Triple Star        4 14  2  60  B  DEX  D  Norm  N N   One  969
    --------------------------    Defense Mode   --------------------------
Knee Split         2  4  1   3  E  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  134  Stun
Sword Ballet       3  9  6  10  D  DEX  D  Norm  Y Y   All  449
 (S) Floating Sword Ballet  20  D  DEX  A  Norm  Y Y   All
Resonance Edge     4  7  8  60  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  905
Blood Rage         4 10  4  60  B  STR  E  Norm  N Y   One  665
Shimmering Slash   4 12  2  25  B  STR  D  Fast  N N   One  662
Insight            5 18  2  40  A  WIL  D  Norm  N Y   One  976  Decreases WIL
    --------------------------    Trick Mode     --------------------------
Artful Slash       2  5  1   5  B  STR  C  Norm  N Y   One  441
 (R) Mistwalker             20  B  STR  A  Norm  N Y   One
Time Lapse         2  5  2   9  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  346
Golden Note        3  7  4  45  B  DEX  D  Norm  N Y   One  755
Roundabout         3 10  1  10  B  AGI  D  Norm  Y Y   One  773
 (S) Surging Roll           25  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Mega Thrust        4 10  6  75  B  DEX  E  Norm  N Y   One  973
Eulogy             5 16  4  48  A  DEX  D  Norm  N Y   One 1293  Instant Death
Kaleidoscope       5 18  2 120  B  AGI  D  Norm  N Y   One 1257
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------




  ------------------
      Long Sword                                                      [RS704]
  ==================


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     BP   Power   Stat    Speed  Contact   Dmg60
  Name           Rank   DP   Growth  Accuracy  Dash  Target      Effect
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hew                1  0 y1   2  F  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  138
    --------------------------    Attack Mode    --------------------------
Sonic Slash        2  4  1   4  D  STR  B  Fast  N Y   One  317
 (R) Sonic Cross            16  D  STR  A  Fast  N Y   One
Double Vertical    2  4  2  10  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  310
Impact Slash       2  5  4  10  D  STR  F  Norm  Y Y   One  350  Stun
 (S) Surging Impact Slash   20  D  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One       Stun
Cutting Lunge      2  7  1   7  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  451
 (S) Perforate              14  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
 (R) Cross Cutting Lunge    42  B  AGI  C  Norm  Y Y   One
 (S-R) Lightning Speed      56  A  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Double Slash       3  6  4  24  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  600
Doppelgangers      5 17  8 150  B  STR  C  Norm  N Y   One 1171
    --------------------------    Defense Mode   --------------------------
Knee Split         2  4  1   3  E  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  134  Stun
Cross Cut          3  7  3  24  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  443  Good vs Undead
Resonance Edge     4  7  8  60  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  905
Blood Rage         4 10  4  60  B  STR  E  Norm  N Y   One  665
Shimmering Slash   4 12  2  25  B  STR  D  Fast  N N   One  662
Still Blade        5 13  8  75  A  STR  D  Slow  N Y   One 1464
Insight            5 18  2  40  A  WIL  D  Norm  N Y   One  976  Decreases WIL
    --------------------------    Trick Mode     --------------------------
Artful Slash       2  5  1   5  B  STR  C  Norm  N Y   One  441
 (R) Mistwalker             20  B  STR  A  Norm  N Y   One
Time Lapse         2  5  2   9  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  346
Running Slash      2  7  1   4  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  436
 (S) No Rythm                9  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Jackal Blade       3  8  1  15  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  543  Good vs Beast
 (S) Surging Jackal Blade   25  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One       Good vs Beast
Mega Thrust        4 10  6  75  B  DEX  E  Norm  N Y   One  973
Switch Back        4 13  2  20  B  AGI  D  Norm  Y Y   One  774
 (S) Flashback              60  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------




  -------------------
      Great Sword                                                     [RS705]
  ===================


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     BP   Power   Stat    Speed  Contact   Dmg60
  Name           Rank   DP   Growth  Accuracy  Dash  Target      Effect
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hew                1  0 y1   2  F  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  138
    --------------------------    Attack Mode    --------------------------
Double Vertical    2  4  2  10  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  310
Smash              2  5  4  20  D  STR  F  Norm  N Y   One  316
Cross Break        3  7  4  30  D  STR  F  Norm  N Y   One  409
 (R) Grand Cross            80  D  STR  F  Norm  N Y   One       Good vs Undead
Vertical Smash     4  8  6  15  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  600
 (R) Heaven and Earth       50  B  STR  C  Norm  N Y   One       Stun
Charging Slash     4 11  2  15  B  AGI  D  Norm  Y Y   One  735
 (S) Surging Slash          25  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Arm of Light       4 15  3  50  B  STR  B  Fast  N Y  Line  720
Upper Smash        5 12  8 150  B  STR  E  Norm  N Y   One 1272
    --------------------------    Defense Mode   --------------------------
Blunt Strike       2  4  3   -  -  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One   -   Paralysis
Good Timing        2  6  1   3  D  STR  D  Fast  N Y   One  409
Cross Cut          3  7  3  24  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  443  Good vs Undead
Resonance Edge     4  7  8  60  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  905
Still Blade        5 13  8  75  A  STR  D  Slow  N Y   One 1464
Wheel Swing        5 11  8  75  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   All  919
 (S) Floating Juggernaut   150  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   All
    --------------------------    Trick Mode     --------------------------
Running Slash      2  7  1   4  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  436
 (S) No Rythm                9  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Swing Down         2  5  4  20  D  STR  E  Norm  N Y   One  316
 (R) Z-Slash                60  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One
Dragon's Tail      3  9  2  16  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  558
 (S) Surging Dragon's Tail  32  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Spinning Strike    4  8  6  15  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  740
 (S) Surging Spin Strike    30  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Switch Back        4 13  2  20  B  AGI  D  Norm  Y Y   One  774
 (S) Flashback              60  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
V-Impact           5 16  4  99  B  STR  E  Norm  N Y   One 1057
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------




  ----------------
      Scimitar                                                        [RS706]
  ================


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     BP   Power   Stat    Speed  Contact   Dmg60
  Name           Rank   DP   Growth  Accuracy  Dash  Target      Effect
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hew                1  0 y1   2  F  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  138
    --------------------------    Attack Mode    --------------------------
Crescent Slash     2  4  3  10  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  415
Impact Slash       2  5  4  10  D  STR  F  Norm  Y Y   One  350  Stun
 (S) Surging Impact Slash   20  D  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One       Stun
Cutting Lunge      2  7  1   7  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  451
 (S) Perforate              14  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
 (R) Cross Cutting Lunge    42  B  AGI  C  Norm  Y Y   One
 (S-R) Lightning Speed      56  A  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Hawke Blade        3  9  1  10  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  518  Good vs Insect
Double Slash       3  6  4  24  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  600
Rolling Slash      3  8  6  20  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   All  359
 (R) Echo Blade             40  D  STR  C  Norm  N Y   All
Doppelgangers      5 17  8 150  B  STR  C  Norm  N Y   One 1171
    --------------------------    Defense Mode   --------------------------
Knee Split         2  4  1   3  E  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  134  Stun
Demilune           3  6  3  15  B  STR  D  Norm  N N   One  493
 (R) Demilune Echo          40  B  STR  C  Norm  N N   One
Maim               3  7  2   8  D  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  298  Decreases AGI
 (S) Surging Maim           13  D  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One       Decreases AGI
Blood Rage         4 10  4  60  B  STR  E  Norm  N Y   One  665
Insight            5 18  2  40  A  WIL  D  Norm  N Y   One  976  Decreases WIL
    --------------------------    Trick Mode     --------------------------
Artful Slash       2  5  1   5  B  STR  C  Norm  N Y   One  441
 (R) Mistwalker             20  B  STR  A  Norm  N Y   One
Time Lapse         2  5  2   9  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  346
Jackal Blade       3  8  1  15  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  543  Good vs Beast
 (S) Surging Jackal Blade   25  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One       Good vs Beast
Spinning Strike    4  8  6  15  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  740
 (S) Surging Spin Strike    30  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Deadly Spin        5 15  6 150  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One 1052
Kaleidoscope       5 18  2 120  B  AGI  D  Norm  N Y   One 1257
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------




  ----------------
      Hand Axe                                                        [RS707]
  ================


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     BP   Power   Stat    Speed  Contact   Dmg60
  Name           Rank   DP   Growth  Accuracy  Dash  Target      Effect
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hew                1  0 y1   2  F  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  138
    --------------------------    Attack Mode    --------------------------
Crescent Slash     2  4  3  10  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  415
Cut Timber         2  5  1   6  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  286  Good vs Plant
Hawke Blade        3  9  1  10  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  518  Good vs Insect
Rolling Slash      3  8  6  20  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   All  359
 (R) Echo Blade             40  D  STR  C  Norm  N Y   All
Flyby              4  7  6  40  B  STR  E  Norm  N N   One  632
 (R) Skydrive              120  A  STR  C  Norm  N N   One
Nutcracker         5 12  8  75  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One 1045  Decreases DEF,
                                                                 Good vs Turtle
Reverse Delta      5 16  6 105  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  960
 (R) Shiva Triangle        175  A  STR  C  Norm  N Y   One
    --------------------------    Defense Mode   --------------------------
Bonecrusher        2  7  2   4  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  350  Decreases STR,
                                                               Good vs Skeleton
Throw Axe          3  5  3  20  B  STR  D  Norm  N N   One  401
 (R) Yo-yo                  90  B  STR  C  Norm  N N   One
Maim               3  7  2   8  D  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  298  Decreases AGI
 (S) Surging Maim           13  D  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One       Decreases AGI
Wheel Strike       3  5  6  30  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  452
Dimensional Break  4  9  6  25  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  384  Instant Death
Night Crossing     4  9  6  45  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  571
 (S) Surging Yaksa Run      90  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One
    --------------------------    Trick Mode     --------------------------
Time Lapse         2  5  2   9  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  346
Spinning Strike    4  8  6  15  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  740
 (S) Surging Spin Strike    30  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Switch Back        4 13  2  20  B  AGI  D  Norm  Y Y   One  774
 (S) Flashback              60  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Deadly Spin        5 15  6 150  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One 1052
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------




  ------------
      Club                                                            [RS708]
  ============


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     BP   Power   Stat    Speed  Contact   Dmg60
  Name           Rank   DP   Growth  Accuracy  Dash  Target      Effect
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Crush              1  0 y1   2  F  STR  C  Norm  N Y   One  165
    --------------------------    Attack Mode    --------------------------
Smash              2  5  4  20  D  STR  F  Norm  N Y   One  316
Crushing Hit       3  6  4  30  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  613
Cruncher           3  9  1  10  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  576  Decreases VIT
 (S) Surging Body Blow      20  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One       Decreases VIT
Rock Splitter      4  8  6  50  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  649  Good vs Stone
Vertical Smash     4  8  6  15  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  600
 (R) Heaven and Earth       50  B  STR  C  Norm  N Y   One       Stun
Charging Slash     4 11  2  15  B  AGI  D  Norm  Y Y   One  735
 (S) Surging Slash          25  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Nutcracker         5 12  8  75  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One 1045  Decreases DEF,
                                                                 Good vs Turtle
    --------------------------    Defense Mode   --------------------------
Knee Split         2  4  1   3  E  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  134  Stun
Bonecrusher        2  7  2   4  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  350  Decreases STR,
                                                               Good vs Skeleton
Wheel Strike       3  5  6  30  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  452
Earth Dragon       3  8  6  25  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   All  457  Snare
Aqua Luna          5 15  3 120  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One 1128  LP Damage
Grand Slam         5 14  8  50  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   All  786  Snare
    --------------------------    Trick Mode     --------------------------
Gong Ringer        2  4  3  10  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  380  Shock
 (R) Multiple Gongs         30  D  STR  C  Norm  N Y   One       Shock
Bending Beat       3  5  3  30  D  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  448
 (S) Surging Beat           45  D  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Hyper Hammer       3  9  2  14  B  STR  E  Norm  Y Y   One  414
 (S) Silent Hammer          24  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Spinning Strike    4  8  6  15  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  740
 (S) Surging Spin Strike    30  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Switch Back        4 13  2  20  B  AGI  D  Norm  Y Y   One  774
 (S) Flashback              60  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Axle Spin          4 13  3  26  B  STR  E  Fast  Y Y   One  560
 (S) Silent Turn            52  B  STR  A  Fast  Y Y   One
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------




  ------------------------
      Two-handed Sword                                                [RS709]
  ========================


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     BP   Power   Stat    Speed  Contact   Dmg60
  Name           Rank   DP   Growth  Accuracy  Dash  Target      Effect
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sunder             1  0 y1   2  F  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  106
    --------------------------    Attack Mode    --------------------------
Double Vertical    2  4  2  10  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  310
Smash              2  5  4  20  D  STR  F  Norm  N Y   One  316
Cross Break        3  7  4  30  D  STR  F  Norm  N Y   One  409
 (R) Grand Cross            80  D  STR  F  Norm  N Y   One       Good vs Undead
Secret Three-step  4  9  6  60  D  STR  E  Norm  Y Y   One  634  LP Damage,
                                                                Good vs Aquatic
 (S) Surging Slice         100  D  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One       LP Damage
Charging Slash     4 11  2  15  B  AGI  D  Norm  Y Y   One  735
 (S) Surging Slash          25  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Vandalize          5 12  8 111  A  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One 1167
Upper Smash        5 12  8 150  B  STR  E  Norm  N Y   One 1272
    --------------------------    Defense Mode   --------------------------
Blunt Strike       2  4  3   -  -  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One   -   Paralysis
Good Timing        2  6  1   3  D  STR  D  Fast  N Y   One  409
Bonecrusher        2  7  2   4  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  350  Decreases STR,
                                                               Good vs Skeleton
Cross Cut          3  7  3  24  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  443  Good vs Undead
Leaf Shaker        4 10  2  15  B  STR  B  Norm  N Y   One  672
Wheel Swing        5 11  8  75  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   All  919
 (S) Floating Juggernaut   150  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   All
    --------------------------    Trick Mode     --------------------------
Running Slash      2  7  1   4  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  436
 (S) No Rythm                9  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Swing Down         2  5  4  20  D  STR  E  Norm  N Y   One  316
 (R) Z-Slash                60  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One
Dragon's Tail      3  9  2  16  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  558
 (S) Surging Dragon's Tail  32  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Switch Back        4 13  2  20  B  AGI  D  Norm  Y Y   One  774
 (S) Flashback              60  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Axle Spin          4 13  3  26  B  STR  E  Fast  Y Y   One  560
 (S) Silent Turn            52  B  STR  A  Fast  Y Y   One
V-Impact           5 16  4  99  B  STR  E  Norm  N Y   One 1057
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------




  --------------
      Katana                                                          [RS710]
  ==============


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     BP   Power   Stat    Speed  Contact   Dmg60
  Name           Rank   DP   Growth  Accuracy  Dash  Target      Effect
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sunder             1  0 y1   2  F  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  106
    --------------------------    Attack Mode    --------------------------
Double Vertical    2  4  2  10  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  310
Aimed Thrust       3 10  2  30  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  514
Secret Three-step  4  9  6  60  D  STR  E  Norm  Y Y   One  634  LP Damage,
                                                                Good vs Aquatic
 (S) Surging Slice         100  D  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One       LP Damage
Vertical Smash     4  8  6  15  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  600
 (R) Heaven and Earth       50  B  STR  C  Norm  N Y   One       Stun
Charging Slash     4 11  2  15  B  AGI  D  Norm  Y Y   One  735
 (S) Surging Slash          25  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Gust Blade         4 13  2  40  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  847  Decreases AGI
 (S) Surging Headwind       60  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One       Decreases AGI
Arm of Light       4 15  3  50  B  STR  B  Fast  N Y  Line  720
    --------------------------    Defense Mode   --------------------------
Blunt Strike       2  4  3   -  -  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One   -   Paralysis
Good Timing        2  6  1   3  D  STR  D  Fast  N Y   One  409
Bonecrusher        2  7  2   4  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  350  Decreases STR,
                                                               Good vs Skeleton
Cross Cut          3  7  3  24  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  443  Good vs Undead
Leaf Shaker        4 10  2  15  B  STR  B  Norm  N Y   One  672
Wheel Swing        5 11  8  75  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   All  919
 (S) Floating Juggernaut   150  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   All
Insight            5 18  2  40  A  WIL  D  Norm  N Y   One  976  Decreases WIL
    --------------------------    Trick Mode     --------------------------
Artful Slash       2  5  1   5  B  STR  C  Norm  N Y   One  441
 (R) Mistwalker             20  B  STR  A  Norm  N Y   One
Running Slash      2  7  1   4  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  436
 (S) No Rythm                9  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Dragon's Tail      3  9  2  16  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  558
 (S) Surging Dragon's Tail  32  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Switch Back        4 13  2  20  B  AGI  D  Norm  Y Y   One  774
 (S) Flashback              60  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Lunar Blade        5 16  4  20  A  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  890
 (S) Surging Lunar Blade    88  A  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One
 (R) Lunar Eclipse         132  A  STR  C  Norm  Y Y   One
 (S-R) Scattered Petals    231  A+ STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------




  ----------------------
      Two-handed Axe                                                  [RS711]
  ======================


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     BP   Power   Stat    Speed  Contact   Dmg60
  Name           Rank   DP   Growth  Accuracy  Dash  Target      Effect
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Slash              1  0 y1   2  F  STR  E  Norm  N Y   One  106
    --------------------------    Attack Mode    --------------------------
Cut Timber         2  5  1   6  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  286  Good vs Plant
Smash              2  5  4  20  D  STR  F  Norm  N Y   One  316
Crushing Hit       3  6  4  30  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  613
Cross Break        3  7  4  30  D  STR  F  Norm  N Y   One  409
 (R) Grand Cross            80  D  STR  F  Norm  N Y   One       Good vs Undead
Rolling Slash      3  8  6  20  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   All  359
 (R) Echo Blade             40  D  STR  C  Norm  N Y   All
Four Seasons       4 11  4 100  B  STR  E  Norm  N Y   One  946
Upper Smash        5 12  8 150  B  STR  E  Norm  N Y   One 1272
    --------------------------    Defense Mode   --------------------------
Maim               3  7  2   8  D  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  298  Decreases AGI
 (S) Surging Maim           13  D  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One       Decreases AGI
Earth Dragon       3  8  6  25  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   All  457  Snare
Dimensional Break  4  9  6  25  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  384  Instant Death
Grand Slam         5 14  8  50  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   All  786  Snare
    --------------------------    Trick Mode     --------------------------
Swing Down         2  5  4  20  D  STR  E  Norm  N Y   One  316
 (R) Z-Slash                60  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One
Hyper Hammer       3  9  2  14  B  STR  E  Norm  Y Y   One  414
 (S) Silent Hammer          24  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Spinning Strike    4  8  6  15  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  740
 (S) Surging Spin Strike    30  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Switch Back        4 13  2  20  B  AGI  D  Norm  Y Y   One  774
 (S) Flashback              60  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Axle Spin          4 13  3  26  B  STR  E  Fast  Y Y   One  560
 (S) Silent Turn            52  B  STR  A  Fast  Y Y   One
Deadly Spin        5 15  6 150  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One 1052
V-Impact           5 16  4  99  B  STR  E  Norm  N Y   One 1057
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------




  -------------
      Staff                                                           [RS712]
  =============


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     BP   Power   Stat    Speed  Contact   Dmg60
  Name           Rank   DP   Growth  Accuracy  Dash  Target      Effect
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Crush              1  0 y1   2  F  STR  C  Norm  N Y   One  165
    --------------------------    Attack Mode    --------------------------
Crushing Hit       3  6  4  30  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  613
Cruncher           3  9  1  10  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  576  Decreases VIT
 (S) Surging Body Blow      20  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One       Decreases VIT
Vertical Smash     4  8  6  15  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  600
 (R) Heaven and Earth       50  B  STR  C  Norm  N Y   One       Stun
Blitz              4 11  3  16  B  AGI  D  Fast  N Y   One  872
    --------------------------    Defense Mode   --------------------------
Spin Thrust        2  4  1   3  B  DEX  D  Norm  N Y   One  475
Knee Split         2  4  1   3  E  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  134  Stun
Good Timing        2  6  1   3  D  STR  D  Fast  N Y   One  409
Bonecrusher        2  7  2   4  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  350  Decreases STR,
                                                               Good vs Skeleton
Reaper             3  8  6  22  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y Circle 411  Stun
Leaf Shaker        4 10  2  15  B  STR  B  Norm  N Y   One  672
Aqua Luna          5 15  3 120  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One 1128  LP Damage
    --------------------------    Trick Mode     --------------------------
Gong Ringer        2  4  3  10  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  380  Shock
 (R) Multiple Gongs         30  D  STR  C  Norm  N Y   One       Shock
Time Lapse         2  5  2   9  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  346
Running Slash      2  7  1   4  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  436
 (S) No Rythm                9  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Bending Beat       3  5  3  30  D  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  448
 (S) Surging Beat           45  D  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Dragon's Tail      3  9  2  16  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  558
 (S) Surging Dragon's Tail  32  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Discord            5 16  6 120  B  STR  E  Norm  Y Y   One 1142
 (S) Surging Oscillation   200  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One       Decreases DEF
Time and Tide      5 20  2   9  A+ AGI  D  Norm  N Y   One 1365  Unconscious
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------




  ----------------
      Pole Arm                                                        [RS713]
  ================


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     BP   Power   Stat    Speed  Contact   Dmg60
  Name           Rank   DP   Growth  Accuracy  Dash  Target      Effect
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pierce             1  0 y1   2  F  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  106
    --------------------------    Attack Mode    --------------------------
Double Stab        2  5  2   8  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  248
 (R) Triple Thrust          27  D  STR  C  Norm  N Y   One
Charge             3  9  1  16  B  AGI  D  Norm  Y Y   One  444
 (S) Cool Run               26  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Cruncher           3  9  1  10  B  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  576  Decreases VIT
 (S) Surging Body Blow      20  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One       Decreases VIT
Twin Dragon        4  9  4  60  B  STR  D  Norm  N N   One  718
Charging Slash     4 11  2  15  B  AGI  D  Norm  Y Y   One  735
 (S) Surging Slash          25  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Triumvirate        5 16  8  99  B  STR  E  Norm  Y Y   One 1097
 (S) Surging Triumvirate    99  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One
 (R) Glorious Triumvirate  132  B  STR  C  Norm  N Y   One
 (S-R) Heavenly Weaver     220  A  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One
    --------------------------    Defense Mode   --------------------------
Grasshopper        2  3  2   3  E  DEX  D  Norm  N Y   One  194  Stun
 (R) Tsunami Strike         12  E  STR  C  Norm  N Y   One       Stun
Reaper             3  8  6  22  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y Circle 411  Stun
Ten Side Around    3 10  3  40  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  498
Blood Rage         4 10  4  60  B  STR  E  Norm  N Y   One  665
Insentience        4 11  8  99  B  STR  C  Norm  N Y   One  915
Divine Lancer      4 15  1  11  A  STR  B  Slow  N Y   One  679  Decreases DEX
Aqua Luna          5 15  3 120  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One 1128  LP Damage
    --------------------------    Trick Mode     --------------------------
Bending Beat       3  5  3  30  D  STR  D  Norm  Y Y   One  448
 (S) Surging Beat           45  D  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Split Cranium      3  9  2  10  D  DEX  D  Norm  N Y   One  310  Decreases INT
Hyper Hammer       3  9  2  14  B  STR  E  Norm  Y Y   One  414
 (S) Silent Hammer          24  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Puncture           4 12  2  20  B  STR  D  Fast  N Y   One  571
Switch Back        4 13  2  20  B  AGI  D  Norm  Y Y   One  774
 (S) Flashback              60  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Discord            5 16  6 120  B  STR  E  Norm  Y Y   One 1142
 (S) Surging Oscillation   200  B  STR  A  Norm  Y Y   One       Decreases DEF
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------




  -------------
      Lance                                                           [RS714]
  =============


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     BP   Power   Stat    Speed  Contact   Dmg60
  Name           Rank   DP   Growth  Accuracy  Dash  Target      Effect
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pierce             1  0 y1   2  F  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  106
    --------------------------    Attack Mode    --------------------------
Double Stab        2  5  2   8  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  248
 (R) Triple Thrust          27  D  STR  C  Norm  N Y   One
Drill Stab         3  6  6  24  D  STR  F  Norm  N Y   One  435
Charge             3  9  1  16  B  AGI  D  Norm  Y Y   One  444
 (S) Cool Run               26  B  AGI  A  Norm  Y Y   One
Aimed Thrust       3 10  2  30  B  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  514
Twin Dragon        4  9  4  60  B  STR  D  Norm  N N   One  718
Arm of Light       4 15  3  50  B  STR  B  Fast  N Y  Line  720
Ultra Splitter     5 12  8  80  B  STR  E  Norm  N Y   One  974  Good vs Stone
 (R) Rock Breaker Special  150  B  STR  A  Norm  N Y   One       Good vs Stone
    --------------------------    Defense Mode   --------------------------
Spin Thrust        2  4  1   3  B  DEX  D  Norm  N Y   One  475
Grasshopper        2  3  2   3  E  DEX  D  Norm  N Y   One  194  Stun
 (R) Tsunami Strike         12  E  STR  C  Norm  N Y   One       Stun
Aim                3  8  1   5  B  STR  B  Slow  N Y   One  441
Reaper             3  8  6  22  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y Circle 411  Stun
Ten Side Around    3 10  3  40  D  STR  D  Norm  N Y   One  498
Divine Lancer      4 15  1  11  A  STR  B  Slow  N Y   One  679  Decreases DEX
Acupuncture        5 15  8  36  A  STR  F  Norm  N Y   One 1188  LP Damage
    --------------------------    Trick Mode     --------------------------
Throw              2  4  1   7  E  STR  D  Fast  N N   One  191
Split Cranium      3  9  2  10  D  DEX  D  Norm  N Y   One  310  Decreases INT
Mega Thrust        4 10  6  75  B  DEX  E  Norm  N Y   One  973
Puncture           4 12  2  20  B  STR  D  Fast  N Y   One  571
Stardust           5 18  3  50  B  AGI  C  Norm  N Y   One  824  Paralysis
 (S) Swooping Dragon       200  A  AGI  A  Norm  N Y   One       Paralysis
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------




  -----------
      Bow                                                             [RS715]
  ===========


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     BP   Power   Stat    Speed  Contact   Dmg60
  Name           Rank   DP   Growth  Accuracy  Dash  Target      Effect
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Quick Shot         1  0 y1   3  F  DEX  D  Norm  N N   One  111
    --------------------------    Attack Mode    --------------------------
Splash Shot        2  5  3  15  E  STR  A  Norm  N N   One  231  Fulcrum
Power Shot         2  7  2   6  D  STR  E  Norm  N N   One  342
Triple Shot        3  8  3  21  B  DEX  E  Norm  N N   One  470
Plasma Shot        4 10  4  35  B  STR  A  Norm  N N   One  670
Instant Shot       4 13  1  25  B  DEX  C  Fast  N N   One  697
Zapper             5 11  8  80  B  STR  D  Norm  N N   One 1080
Multi Shots        5 15  6 150  D  DEX  F  Norm  N N   One  940
 (R) Thousand Needles      210  B  DEX  A  Norm  N N   One
    --------------------------    Defense Mode   --------------------------
Aimed Shot         2  5  1   5  D  DEX  C  Slow  N N   One  233
Maiming Volley     3  6  6  20  E  DEX  D  Fast  N N   All  152  Snare
Sidewinder         3  9  3  25  B  DEX  A  Slow  N N   One  595  Good vs Frog
Flying Squirrel    3 10  1  10  B  DEX  D  Norm  N N   One  466
Sparrow Shot       4 11  3  35  B  DEX  A  Slow  N N   One  749  Good vs Insect
Phoenix Arrow      5 12  8  55  A  INT  A  Slow  N N   One  833  HP Drain
    --------------------------    Trick Mode     --------------------------
Shadow Weave       2  3  2   -  -  DEX  C  Fast  N N   One   -   Snare
Rapid Volley       2  7  4  14  D  DEX  G  Norm  N N   All  331  Fulcrum
Id Break           3  9  2   4  B  DEX  D  Norm  N N   One  399  Decreases INT
Rain of Arrows     3 10  6  30  B  DEX  F  Norm  N N   All  570  Fulcrum
Shadow Shot        4 13  4  52  B  DEX  E  Norm  N N   One  782  Instant Death
Millionaire        5 16  8 105  D  DEX  D  Norm  N N   All  841  Fulcrum
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------






===============================================================================

        VIII. Miscellaneous Topics                                    [RS800]

===============================================================================



  --------------------------------------------------------
      Recruiting Dowd with Characters other than Jamil                [RS801]
  ========================================================


Normally, Dowd is available only in Jamil's game and other main characters
cannot recruit him. He starts in Jamil's party and he is not re-recruitable if
he is dismissed from the party. However, there is a trick to recruit Dowd with
other main characters if you give up using him in a previous playthrough with
Jamil. Here are the steps.

1. In Jamil's game, complete Wuhan's Secret (Quest 12) with Dowd in your party.

2. After you have collected the quest rewards from the job agent in South
   Estamir's pub, walk out of the pub (don't use the triangle button).

3. At the door, Dowd will ask to leave the party and stay in Estamir. Let him
   leave the party.

4. At ER 12 or later, trigger the Assassins' Guild (Quest 32), pay to sleep at
   South Estarmir's Inn, and witness a scene.

5. Complete Assassins' Guild.

6. Now Dowd will be recruitable by other main characters in New Game Plus. He
   will be in the Slave Trader's House after you have completed Wuhan's Secret.
   If you do not see him there, give it some time for him to spawn.

Thanks Jati No Rei for discovering Dowd being recruitable by other main
characters and other information regarding the recruitment of Dowd.

If you did not let Dowd leave the party at the pub, you may dismiss him using
Minstrel any time before step 4 and follow the rest of the steps. This should
unlock Dowd as well. Thanks SaintAjora for the tips.




  --------------------------------------------------------
      Getting Jamil, Dowd, and Farah in the Same Party                [RS802]
  ========================================================


The game imposes a few restrictions on getting Jamil, Dowd, and Farah into the
same party:

1. If your main character is Jamil, you cannot recruit Farah, but you start
   with Dowd in the party.

2. If your main character is not Jamil, Jamil and Dowd are exclusive to each
   other under normal circumstances. When you recruit one of them into your
   party, the other will disappear.

For those who are interested in getting the South Estamir Trio into the same
party, I have discovered a little trick that you can use:

1. Your main character must be female.

2. Complete Wuhan's Secret (Quest 12) and get rescued by Jamil.

3. After the quest, Jamil will be in Farah's House. As long as you do not talk
   to him, he will stay there forever, even if you have Dowd in your party.

4. Go to the Slave Trader's House to recruit Dowd. (Note that you can recruit
   him only if he has been unlocked as outlined in the previous topic
   "Recruiting Dowd with Characters other than Jamil".)

5. Go back to Farah's House and recruit Jamil.

6. Recruit Farah during Assassins' Guild (Quest 32).




  ------------------------------
      Calculating DP/LP Cost                                          [RS803]
  ==============================


The DP/LP charts from Bladewind's FAQ are used here.

Stages of DP/LP costs:
DP (for weapon techs):
    8 -> 6 -> 4 -> 3 -> 2 -> 1 -> 1y -> 0
LP (for spells):
    4 -> 3 -> 2 -> 1 -> 1 -> 1y -> 0 -> 0

The number of stages of reduction is determined by the following rules:

1. You get 1 stage of reduction if you have at least level 1 in the skill.

2. You get 1 stage of reduction for each class level of 2 and above. This
   applies to the skills in the class. (For example, a level 3 Ranger will
   get 2 stages of reduction for Bow from this rule.)

3. You get 1 stage of reduction to every skill if you are in legendary class.

4. You get 1 stage of reduction to all weapon techs if you have weapon crown.
   You get 1 stage of reduction to all spells if you have magic crown.

5. You only get a maximum of 5 stages of reduction from the rules above.

6. For every +2DP modifier on the weapon, you get 1 stage of reduction when
   using that weapon.


Example:

Kjar Sentinel - Class Level 3, Bow Level 4, with Weapon Crown
Weapon - Kjar Bow with +2DP modifier
Plasma Shot's Base DP cost - 4
Zapper's Base DP cost - 8

From rule 1: 1 stage of reduction (have at least level 1 in bow)
From rule 2: 2 stages of reduction (for being class level 3)
From rule 3: none
From rule 4: 1 stage of reduction (have weapon crown)
Total      : 4 stages of reduction
Rule 5 does not apply.
From rule 6: 1 stage of reduction (weapon has +2DP modifier)
Final Total: 5 stages of reduction

Count 5 times to the right using the DP stages chart, we have the following
DP costs:
Plasma Shot: 4 -> 0
Zapper: 8 -> 1

For the Base DP/LP costs of various techs and spells, please consult
Ramtieger's Game System FAQ.

Note that the calculation of BP cost is a lot simpler than DP/LP. The BP cost
is reduced by 1 for each additional level in the corresponding weapon or magic
skill. So the maximum BP reduction from the base cost is 5.




  --------------------------
      Weapon/Magic Crown                                              [RS804]
  ==========================


The weapon/magic crown is only a term describing a character being an expert in
weapon techs or magic spells. There is no physical item called weapon/magic
crown in the game. The two crowns are mutually exclusive. Therefore, a
character cannot obtain both crowns at the same time.

Weapon Crown
    - A character obtains the weapon crown when the character has at least
      20 unique weapon techs (exclude basic techs) and the number of spells is
      10% or less of the number of weapon techs. Martial Arts techs are counted
      as weapon techs. A character with weapon crown receives one stage of
      DP/LP reduction to weapon techs.

Magic Crown
    - A character obtains the magic crown when the character has at least
      10 spells and the number of weapon techs is 10% or less of the number of
      spells. A character with magic crown receives one stage of LP reduction
      to magic spells.

For example, suppose a character has 20 unique weapon techs, the character will
get the weapon crown if he/she has at most 2 spells. If the character learns a
third spell, the crown will be lost.

Note that there is no explicit indication in the game on whether a character
has a weapon crown or magic crown. You can only determine that by counting the
number of techs/spells or by examining the DP/LP costs.

For more information on DP/LP reductions, refer to the topic "Calculating DP/LP
Cost."




  -----------------------------------------
      Unlocking All Three Ending Quests                               [RS805]
  =========================================


It is possible to unlock and complete all three ending quests in the same
playthrough, namely the neutral ending quest Auldburg (Quest 54), the good
ending quest Trials of Elore (Quest 55), and the evil ending quest The
Netherworld (Quest 56).

First of all, you need to unlock all three quests by hearing all three tales
from the Minstrel at ER 20 or above before you complete any of them.

To unlock Auldburg, your favors with Elore, Saruin, Death, and Schirach all
need to be below 200. Then you will hear the tale "Giants and Auldburg" from
the Minstrel.

To unlock Trials of Elore, your favor with Elore needs to be 200 or above. Your
favors with other gods do not matter. You will hear the tale "Heroes and Gods
at War" from the Minstrel.

To unlock the Netherworld, your favor with Elore has to be below 200 and your
favor with Saruin, Death, or Schirach has to be 200 or above. You will hear the
tale "A Tale of Death" from the Minstrel.

So now the question is how to unlock all three ending quests in the same
playthrough. Depending on your favors with the gods, you will get one of the
ending quests when you talk to the Minstrel at ER 20. Before you complete it,
you can change your favors and talk to the Minstrel again to trigger another
one. Sometimes changing from one way to another could be easy, but going the
other way around could be hard. In the following, I will give some suggestions
that help changing your favors from one quest to another. 

Evil/Neutral to Good (increase favor with Elore):
    - Buy a lot of Cosmology spells from Temple of Elore. You get one favor
      point for each 200G you spend there. If your characters are filled with
      Cosmology spells already, you can always recruit some dummy characters.
    - Perform the vortex The Wheel a number of times in battles.
    - Fight battles in Dry Lands, Rosalia, and Bafal Empire.

Good to Neutral/Evil (decrease favor with Elore):
    - Trigger Elore's Benediction.
    - Buy a lot of spells from Temples other than Elore's.
    - Perform many vortexes other than The Wheel.
    - Fight battles in areas other than Dry Lands, Rosalia, or Bafal Empire.

Neutral to Evil (increase favor with Saruin):
    - Kill Galahad during the Ice Sword (Quest 42).
    - Perform the Pillar vortex in many battles.
    - Fight battles on Walon Isle.

Evil to Neutral (decrease favor with the Evil Gods):
    - Trigger the Evil Gods' Benedictions.
    - Buy a lot of spells from Temples other than Elore's.
    - Perform many vortexes other than The Wheel or Pillar.

In my opinion, it is the easiest to go from Evil/Neutral to Good. As long as
you have the gold, you can always "buy" your way to Good. The hardest would be
going from Good to Neutral/Evil. Unless you can pull off Elore's Benediction,
you may have to increase your favors with all other gods a lot to decrease the
favor with Elore. The way how this works is that when the total favor with all
gods exceeds 1000, your favors with all gods decrease so that the total remains
1000. As a result, if you keep increasing favors with all other gods except
Elore, his favor will eventually decrease, but it may take quite awhile.

I would suggest you to read the section "Favor" under "Battle System" in
Ramtieger's Game System FAQ. It has detailed information on how favor points
are changed in the game as well as information on benedictions. It may help you
determine the best course of actions to change your favor from one to another.

After unlocking all three quests, you should follow these steps to complete
them.

1. Talk to the kid in Uso to unlock Auldburg on the map.

2. Visit Pyrix to get access to Netherworld. Then enter and exit Netherworld.
   Make sure you do NOT ask Death where Saruin is if you go down to see him.

3. Go to the Sun's Altar in Steppes of Galessa to complete Trials of Elore.
   You will unlock the first "Face Saruin" in your quest notes.

4. Go through Auldburg to reach Ettinham. Talk to the elder Giant to unlock the
   second "Face Saruin" in your quest notes.

5. Go to the Netherworld and ask Death where Saruin is. This unlocks the third
   "Face Saruin" in your quest notes.

It is important to complete Trials of Elore before you complete any of the
other two. Once you have "Face Saruin" in your quest notes, you will not be
able to do the Trials.




  ----------------
      Vortexes                                                        [RS806]
  ================


Before you can perform any vortex in the game, you have to satisfy certain
requirements first. These are the requirements:

1. Perform the Surge of a tech once.
2. Perform the Reverse of a tech once.
3. Perform the Surge Reverse of a tech once.
4. Perform a Combo once.
5. Perform a Fulcrum once.

To perform a Surge Reverse in early game, the best tech would be Cutting Lunge.
A Fulcrum is triggered when certain techs or spells are the first attack in a
combo. These attacks include Splash Shot, Rapid Volley, Rain of Arrows,
Millionaire, Bird of Fire, Mindblast, Snowstorm, etc. Forming a combo such as
Rapid Volley + Another Tech will always trigger a Fulcrum.


The following is a list of vortexes. The suggested formation may make the
vortex easier to pull off, but it is not a requirement.

The Scissors
------------
Number of Characters - 2
Increase Favor with  - Amut and Eres
Suggested Formation  - Both characters on the same row
Requirement          - Both characters use Dash type attacks


The Pillar
----------
Number of Characters - 3
Increase Favor with  - Saruin, Death, and Schirach
Suggested Formation  - Front-Front-Middle, or Middle-Middle-Back
Requirement          - All three characters use Non-Dash type attacks


The Dragon
----------
Number of Characters - 3
Increase Favor with  - Yucomb
Suggested Formation  - Front-Middle-Back
Requirement          - All three characters use the same type of attacks such
                       as all Dash type or all Non-Dash type


The Demon
---------
Number of Characters - 3
Increase Favor with  - Cyril
Suggested Formation  - Front-Middle-Back
Requirement          - All three characters use spells


The Stallion
------------
Number of Characters - 3 to 5
Increase Favor with  - Nisa
Suggested Formation  - The characters are on the same row
Requirement          - All characters use Dash type attacks


The Phantom
-----------
Number of Characters - 4
Increase Favor with  - Mirsa
Suggested Formation  - One Front, two Middle, and one Back
Requirement          - Not Specified


The Wheel
---------
Number of Characters - 5
Increase Favor with  - Elore
Suggested Formation  - o o 1 o o
                       4 o o o 5
                       o 2 o 3 o
                     - Have them act in order from 1 to 5. Positions 2 and 3
                       can switch. Positions 4 and 5 can switch.
Requirement          - Not specified


For completeness, included below are the in-game descriptions of Surge,
Reverse, Surge Reverse, Combination (Combo), Fulcrum, and Vortex.

Surge
    - At times, a combatant who is highly skilled with his or her weapon
      can rush towards the opponent, covering ground with terrible speed.
      Such an attack cannot be dodged. This is known as a "surge."

Reverse
    - After attaining a high level of skill with a weapon, you can sometimes
      unleash a second strike upon your enemy. The mightier the first strike,
      the more damaging the second. This is known as a "reverse."

Surge Reverse
    - Expert fighter can sometimes perform a surge and a reverse
      simultaneously. This ultimate secret is known as the "surge reverse."

Combination (Combo)
    - When multiple combatants focus their strikes upon a single target,
      they sometimes form a chain attack dealing much greater damage.
      This is known as a "combination."

Fulcrum
    - Some spells and techniques can maintain their effects throughout a
      combination when they are used to start one. This increases the chances
      that another combination will occur. This is known as a "fulcrum."

Vortex
    - When combatants unleash a combination from a certain formation,
      they can summon incredible strength and perform a special combination.
      This is known as a "vortex."




  ----------------------------------
      Altours Orchard Mini-Quest                                      [RS807]
  ==================================


You may have noticed a man selling fruits in Altours. His list of merchandise
consists of four different type of fruits, but normally only Fruit and Fruit of
Luck are available. Successfully completing the orchard mini-quest enables you
to buy Quality Fruit and Fruit of Riches.

The man standing near the fruit seller usually tells you about his shipment
from Yeoville being late, but sometimes he will say something different which
allows you to take on the mini-quest. (At this time, I still have no solid
information on a sure way to trigger the mini-quest.)

The first time he will tell you that bugs help pollination when flowers are
blooming. Choose the option to head over to the orchard and then leave. Do not
kill any bug in the orchard.

Now go on to do some other quests and check back with the man once awhile.
When the next part is ready, he will tell you that bugs are bad when fruits are
on the branch. Go to the orchard and this time make sure you kill all the bugs.

Again, do some other quests and check back with the man later. If you completed
the quest successfully, the man will tell you that it looks like a good harvest
this year. The fruit merchant will now sell Quality Fruit and Fruit of Riches
at fairly low prices. However, from my experience, you will not be able to buy
Fruit of Luck.

Note that you should come back often to check for the second part of the quest,
such as once every ER. If you wait too long before doing the second part, the
quest may "fail" and you will get a bad harvest. In any case, it is possible to
come back later to do this mini-quest again.




  ------------------------------
      About Weapon Tempering                                          [RS808]
  ==============================


Most weapons can be made stronger through tempering. When a weapon is tempered
with a material, it receives the Power, DP Modifier, and DP bonus/penalty of
the material. Some materials may even offer ailments/magic resistance.

To actually make the weapon grow stronger, it needs to be tempered with
materials that are harmonius to the weapon. When you temper weapons at a
blacksmith, a harmonius material will have its name shown in red at the lower
right of the screen. You can also check the current material of a tempered
weapon in the items menu (press the square button to switch the info page if
needed). The material name will be red if it is harmonius.

After tempering a weapon with harmonius material, you need to break it in. You
do not need to actually break the weapon by depleting its DP. Instead, you just
need to use it a good number of times. In the case you actually break the
weapon, retemper it with the harmonius material again. After you have used it
enough to break in the material, the power of the weapon will increase and the
material will no longer be shown in red. Furthermore, the weapon name will be
followed by a "+1" (or "+2", "+3", etc. at higher tempering stages). Now you
can temper it with the next harmonius material and repeat the process. Refer to
Gundam4Fun's Armor/Weapons Guide for the harmonius materials for each weapon.

When you temper the weapon with the last harmonius material, the weapon name
will immediately change and no longer have a number at the end. However, you
still need to break in that material. This time when it occurs, the weapon name
will not change, but the power will still increase and the material will no
longer be red. After breaking in the final harmonius material, you may retemper
the weapon with a material that gives better or desirable bonus. Tree Crystal
is usually the best choice for this final touch. Or sometimes Electrum can be
used for getting +4 DP mod on some weapon types, such as Bows.

It was believed that once a weapon was tempered with harmonius material, the
material will break in after using the weapon enough times regardless of what
tech you use. But some testing reveals that's not the case. Here are the
results and a few conclusions I have drawn.

I tempered a number of Zweihanders with Southern Iron and here is the number of
times each one took to "level up". Opponents were Dinosaurs in all cases.

Zweihander 1 : Mix of basic attack and Blunt Strike             | 52 times
Zweihander 2 : Blunt Strike (1 DP cost) only                    | 34 times
Zweihander 3 : Blunt Strike (1 DP cost) only                    | 38 times
Zweihander 4 : Blunt Strike only for 30 times, retempered with  | 35 times
               Southern Iron, then it "leveled up" after 5 more |
               Blunt Strike                                     |
Zweihander 5 : Basic attack (0 DP cost) only                    | 53 times
Zweihander 6 : Cross Cut (1 DP cost) only                       | 41 times
Zweihander 7 : Running Slash (0 DP cost) only                   | 57 times
Zweihander 8 : 0 DP mod, Cross Break (2 DP cost) only,          | 28 times
               retempered after 25 uses                         |
Zweihander 9 : -2 DP mod, Cross Break (3 DP cost) only,         | 25 times
               retempered after 17 uses                         |
Zweihander 10: -4 DP mod, Cross Break (4 DP cost) only,         | 17 times
               retempered after 13 uses                         |

Conclusion 1:
The number of use required is kind of random, but the range seem to be rather
small given the same conditions (as seen in case 2-4).

Conclusion 2:
Retempering the weapon with the same material does not reset the "usage
counter". So you can retemper the weapon with the same material to refill DP
without worrying that you have to start over. (case 4)

Conclusion 3:
Using techs that cost DP will reduce the number of times needed to "level up"
the weapon. The higher the DP cost, the less number of uses is needed.
(case 5-10)




  --------------------------------------------------
      Tips on Treasure Hunting with Treasure Map                      [RS809]
  ==================================================


This section is contributed by yipviva. The text was directly copied from
yipvia's post on the message board and has been slightly edited:

The first time I got a level 4 Treasure Map (Steps of Galessa), I was looking
for a Blue Saber. I quicksaved in Northpoint and started the search. I did keep
track on the contents I get from it. For more than 2 hours, I've noticed that
every time I found a particular item, the amount of golds and bonus items are
always the same. At that time I started wondering if TMs drop contents from a
list. Also a few days before that I was looking for Amber Meleate from a level
2 TM. I hunted for more than 1 hour and still couldn't find it which usually it
shouldn't be that hard. Think of that, I went to kill some monsters since there
probably won't be any luck finding the Blue Saber from that quicksave. After
killing some monsters, I quicksaved in Northpoint and started the search again,
this time I noticed the contents had change and I found the Blue Saber under 4
resets.

So to the best of my knowledge, this is how TM contents go. When a player got a
TM, a list of contents will randomly created depends on the player's current
BR. When the player go to the area where the TM indicated, one of the contents
from ONLY that list will randomly pick again. Every time the player kill
monsters, the contents on the list will also change randomly depending on the
Rank points. So if a player couldn't find a TM item for long time, try killing
some monsters and search again.

One thing I am not sure of is if a player got a level 1 TM at BR1, will he/she
finds items like Shooting Star from that TM when he/she is at BR9?






===============================================================================

        IX. Tricks and Exploitations                                  [RS900]

===============================================================================



  ------------------------------
      A. Gold-Related Tricks                                          [RS910]
  ==============================


    Gold Dragon Trick                                                 [RS911]
  =====================

Gold is a rather scarce resource in this game. Although this trick does not
make you rich in minutes, it can still give you a steady supply of gold with
some work.

To perform this trick, you will have to be at least ER 14 so that the Mine
Assaulted (Quest 38) is available. Moreover, you may need a team that can
effectively defeat the Gold Dragon. If you have trouble with the dragon, you
may have to try again later.

During the quest, if you leave Aurefont (not just the mine) and come back, the
monsters you defeated in the mine will respawn, including the Gold Dragon.
Since the Gold Dragon always drops Pure Gold, which sells for 1000G to 1428G a
piece (depending on your shop clout), you can kill it as many times as you
want and sell all the Pure Golds for a good profit. Thanks tksnguyen for the
tip.

When you are performing this trick, do not rescue any miners. It is because any
miners you rescue will disappear from the mine and they will not count towards
the number of miners rescued if you leave Aurefont, thus reducing your rewards
for the quest. Therefore, rescue them only if you are ready to complete the
quest.




  -------------------------------
      B. Jewel-Related Tricks                                         [RS920]
  ===============================


    Lurk/Move Silently Trick                                          [RS921]
  ============================

One may spam the proficiencies Lurk and Move Silently to earn jewels. This is
especially useful in early game to get enough jewels to get your party to at
least class level 2.

To perform this trick effectively, your party should have level 0 Covert skill.
Equip Lurk and Move Silently together with other proficiencies that give you
the most proficiency points. Then go to a dungeon to spam Lurk and Move
Silently. You will earn one jewel each time you use a proficiency. With level 0
Covert skill, Lurk and Move Silently take about 4 seconds to wear off. If your
Covert skill is higher, you may leave the area to dispel the effect manually.
When you run out of proficiency points, go back to a town, unequip and re-equip
a proficency to replenish the proficiency points.

The best places to perform this trick include Geckling Cave and Estamir Tunnels
where you can quickly step back to town to replenish your proficiency points.
If you are patient, you can earn over a thousand jewels in an hour.



    Valhalland Monsters Marathon Trick                                [RS922]
  ======================================

This trick was posted by shinybtw on GameFAQs message board. I rephrased and
reorganized the information in his original post.

This trick allows you to complete Valhalland Monsters (Quest 15) many times to
reap a large amount of jewels in the form of quest rewards. Note that this is
different from the "once per ER" approach. This is called the Marathon because
you will be running around a lot.

Requirements:
1. The main character is not Albert.
2. Your ER is 20-21.
3. You have not heard any of the three ending quests from the Minstrel.
4. The Frozen Lake Faerie (Quest 50) cannot be activated yet. That means you
   are not at ER 22 and you have not learned about the Frosthold Fortress from
   Death.

Steps:
1. Talk to Gato to start the quest Valhalland Monsters (Quest 15).
2. Complete the quest and receive your reward from Gato.
3. Leave the Valhalland region completely by visiting some place outside of
   Valhalland.
4. Return to Valhalland and repeat Step 1.

According to shinybtw, the quest can be done a maximum of 32 times. I verified
the trick worked, but only did about 10 times before I stopped. In any case,
if you want to do as many times as possible, you should avoid random monsters
to prevent reaching ER 22 too soon.

It is best to leave this trick until later playthroughs where you earn at least
200-250 jewels per quest. You can complete the quest only 4-5 times in an hour.
If the jewel reward per quest is low, you may be better off using the Lurk/Move
Silently Trick with level 0 Covert skill, which you can earn over 1000 jewels
in an hour.

There is a small trick to speed things up a little if you did not know.
When you go to Gato's Village from outside of Valhalland, you are stopped at
Shiverland. If you immediately exit Shiverland back to the world map, you can
select Gato's Village again and it will now bring you there directly, saving
you a trip running through the Shiverland.




  --------------------------------
      C. Battle-Related Tricks                                        [RS930]
  ================================


    Pyrix Trick                                                       [RS931]
  ===============

This is not really a battle trick. It is more of a trick that lets you learn
many powerful techs early in the game, but I am putting it under this category
anyway.

The Pyrix trick refers to the exploit of fighting Pyrix again and again to
glimmer techs at early ER. You may perform this trick as soon as you are free
to roam the world. To start the trick, visit Avi on Mt. Scurve to trigger the
quest The Ignigarde (Quest 41) first. Then go to Jelton and complete Monster of
Mt. Tomae (Quest 23) to get access to Pyrix.

Basically, you can start a fight with Pyrix. Then use regular attacks to spark
techs. You do not need to worry about healing and you can just let Pyrix kill
off your characters one by one. By the time all your characters are killed,
they should have sparked some techs. You do not get a game over from losing to
Pyrix. You will just be sent off to right outside his chamber. Go back in and
repeat the process. When your characters are low on LP, return to town to
recover and you are good to go again. Losing to Pyrix does not increase your
ER, so you can do it as many times as you want.

Although Pyrix is good for sparking most techs, he can only spark a few level 5
techs if you are lucky. To increase the chance of sparking high level techs,
you may try using specific techs according to the "Rank 4/5 Tech Tree List"
in Ramtieger's Game System FAQ, or increasing your weapon skills and switching
weapon to the mode of the tech you want to spark. However, the chance is still
small. I would not recommend trying to spark everything from him.

Note that you must have the quest The Ignigarde (Quest 41) activated before
you can fight Pyrix over and over again. And once you have given the Ice Sword
(Quest 42) to him, you will not be able to fight him again.



    Phantom Warrior/Chalice Trick                                     [RS932]
  =================================

Chalice, which can be obtained during Return of the Vampires (Quest 30), is a
powerful item that allows you to fully recover the BP of your whole party
through its Miracle Water. However, you can only use Miracle Water at most four
times before it breaks. To recharge it, you will need to take a long tedious
trip through the Desert and Ruins, not to mention about the returning trip that
doubles the effort. However, with the Phantom Warrior/Chalice Trick, you no
longer need to worry about breaking the Chalice.

Phantom Warrior is an Illusion spell, which can be bought in the Temple of
Amut or Ettinham. It creates a duplicate of the caster, including all the items
and equipments he/she is wearing. Since the items on the Phantom Warrior are
copies, you can use them, break them, and deplete their DP without affecting
the original items. When the Phantom Warrior dies or when the battle ends, the
character, along with his/her items, will revert to the state right before
Phantom Warrior was casted, minus the LP and BP used to cast it. Taking
advantage of it, you can use the duplicate Chalice from a Phantom Warrior
without touching the original. When the Phantom Warrior is gone, your Chalice
will still be as good as new.

This trick can also be applied on some rare one-time items, such as the mummy
potions. This essentially translates to unlimited use of the items.

While you are using Phantom Warrior, keep in mind its limitations. Healing
spells, healing items, and Miracle Water do not work on the Phantom Warrior.
However, the healing from Phoenix Arrow works though.



    Hasten Time Trick                                                 [RS933]
  =====================

The Hasten Time Trick is a setup and strategy that allows your party to go
turns after turns without giving the enemies any chance to act. It can let you
defeat the most powerful enemy in the game, namely 10-Fatestone Saruin, without
too much effort. I came up with this trick and first posted it on GameFAQs
message board on Dec 10, 2005. Since then, it has been reposted a number of
times as requested. Now I decide to put it here and share with anyone who is
reading my FAQ.

On some Japanese web-sites, there were similar tactics of chaining Hasten Time.
However, Hasten Time (and Overdrive as well) is far more "broken" in the
Japanese version that the minor details discussed here wouldn't even be needed
to make the trick work. In the Japanese version, characters would recover BP at
the beginning of the free turn generated by Overdrive or Hasten Time, whereas
no BP regen applies during that turn in the US version, making it a lot harder
to chain Hasten Time.

Anyway, the following is the complete original text of the Hasten Time Trick.


    Disclaimer: I will not be held responsible for if the knowledge and/or the
    use of the tactics given below in any way affects your enjoyment of the
    game. Read on at your own discretion.

    First of all, I would like to say that the method discussed below is NOT
    cheating. It is merely exploiting the most broken tricks/spells/items and
    piecing them together. I don't mind you say it is cheap (because it is
    indeed), but it can get the job done (with no honor).

    This method is inspired from the cheapest trick in RS2, which you can kill
    the final boss without letting it act even once. The general idea is to
    chain the fusion spell "Hasten Time" such that the enemy has no way to
    act until it's dead. In the following, I will discuss how one can chain
    "Hasten Time" almost indefinitely (in fact, with a little twisting, the
    chain can go on forever).

    Ingredients:
        High LP characters x5 (50% starting BP is a plus, regen doesn't matter)
        Holy Chalice
        Mummy Tonic (from Oh! Mummy Quest)
        Mummy Elixir (chest in level 3 of Quietus, guarded by Scorn)
        Talent Blaster x16
        Blazing Sword
        Marcasite/Reinforced Wing/Mullock(-4/-5DP ones)

    Setup:
        Time Mage x4
          Class:       Level 4 Rosalian Mage/Imperial Scholar with magic crown*
          Syn. Spell:  Hasten Time
          Spells:      Various attack spells
          Weapons:     Talent Blaster x4
        Phantom Mage x1
          Class:       Level 4 Imperial Scholar with magic crown
          Syn. Spell:  Phantom Warrior (Phantom Warrior+Freeze Time)
          Spells:      Bird of Fire
          Weapons:     Chalice, Blazing Sword**, Mummy Tonic, Mummy Elixir
          Other Skill: Level 3+ Foil

    *  Magic crown refers to the LP reduction bonus your char gets when the
       char has at least 10 spells and the number of weapon techs is 10% or
       less than the number of spells.
    ** Temper the Blazing Sword with Marcasite, Reinforced Wing, or
       Mullock (-4/-5DP)

    The basic idea is to chain Hasten Time by having the next Time Mage cast
    Hasten Time again at the end of the turn. Since BP regen does not apply
    in the turns generated by Hasten Time, we have to rely on Chalice (Miracle
    Water) to provide the necessary BP. Normally the Chalice can only be used
    4 times; however, we can make use of the Phantom Warrior/Chalice trick to
    use it as many times as we want. Casting Phantom Warrior (PW) will make a
    duplicate of your character along with all his/her items. When the PW is
    gone, your character will revert to the status right after it casted PW.
    That means you can use any one-use items and break the Chalice by using
    it 4 times as a PW, but to have them back when you revert from the PW.
    So how do we kick out the PW whenever we want? Simple, LP-kill it! As a
    Level 4 Imperial Scholar with magic crown and level 3 Foil, channeling
    Bird of Fire with a -3DP Blazing Sword costs 4LP. Typically, doing it four
    times will LP-kill any char with 16LP or less. Note that with the above
    skill setup, Hasten Time and Phantom Warrior cost y1 LP per cast. The mummy
    potions are used to replenish LP.

    In the following, I'm going to show the general flow of the battle. I'm
    assuming each char has 52 max BP and 16LP. T.Mage A,B,C and P.Mage have
    40% starting BP and T.Mage D has 50% starting BP. Phantom Warrior costs
    7BP, Hasten Time costs 26BP, Water Blasts costs 4BP, and Bird of Fire
    (channeled) costs 9BP and 4LP. The numbers in the parenthesis indicates
    the change of BP in that turn. The characters act in the order as shown.

    Turn 1:
        T.Mage A: Talent Blaster on T.Mage B (20->20)
        T.Mage B: Talent Blaster on P.Mage (20->52)
        T.Mage C: Water Blast (20->16)
        P.Mage  : Phantom Warrior (20->52->45)
        T.Mage D: Hasten Time (26->0)
    Turn 2:
        T.Mage A: Water Blast (20->16->52)
        T.Mage C: Water Blast (16->12->52)
        T.Mage D: - (0->52)
        P.Mage  : Miracle Water (Chalice DP: 10->7)
        T.Mage B: Hasten Time (52->26)
    Turn 3:
        T.Mage A: Water Blast (52->48)
        T.Mage B: Water Blast (26->22)
        T.Mage D: Water Blast (52->48)
        P.Mage  : Bird of Fire (45->36, LP: 16->12)
        T.Mage C: Hasten Time (52->26)
    Turn 4:
        T.Mage A: Water Blast (48->44)
        T.Mage B: Water Blast (22->18)
        T.Mage C: Water Blast (26->22)
        P.Mage  : Bird of Fire (36->27, LP: 12->8)
        T.Mage D: Hasten Time (48->22)
    Turn 5:
        T.Mage B: Water Blast (18->14->52)
        T.Mage C: Water Blast (22->18->52)
        T.Mage D: Water Blast (22->18->52)
        P.Mage  : Miracle Water (Chalice DP: 7->4)
        T.Mage A: Hasten Time (44->52->26)

    Now do you see the pattern? Basically, Chalice should be used once every
    3 turns and the Chalice can be used 4 times. So for each cast of Phantom
    Warrior, there are 12 turns. Subtracting 1 turn for casting PW and 4 turns
    of using Chalice, the P.Mage has 7 turns to use Mummy Potions and LP-kill
    itself. Now I will show the general flow of LP-killing the P.Mage and
    recasting it.

    Turn 11:
        T.Mage B: Water Blast (18->14->52)
        T.Mage C: Water Blast (22->18->52)
        T.Mage D: Water Blast (22->18->52)
        P.Mage  : Miracle Water (Chalice DP: 1->0)
        T.Mage A: Hasten Time (44->52->26)
    Turn 12:
        T.Mage A: Water Blast (26->22)
        T.Mage C: Water Blast (52->48)
        T.Mage D: Water Blast (52->48)
        P.Mage  : Bird of Fire (LP: 4->0)
        T.Mage B: Hasten Time (52->26)
    Turn 13:
        T.Mage A: Talent Blaster on P.Mage (22->22)
        T.Mage B: Water Blast (26->22)
        T.Mage D: Water Blast (48->44)
        P.Mage  : Phantom Warrior (45->52->45)
        T.Mage C: Hasten Time (48->22)
    Turn 14:
        T.Mage A: Water Blast (22->18->52)
        T.Mage B: Water Blast (22->18->52)
        T.Mage C: Water Blast (22->18->52)
        P.Mage  : Miracle Water (Chalice DP: 10->7)
        T.Mage D: Hasten Time (44->52->26)

    Note that in Turn 13, I use a Talent Blaster on the P.Mage before he/she
    casts PW. This is to ensure that the P.Mage will have enough BP to LP-kill
    him/herself because you will have no way to regen his/her BP after PW is
    active (unless you let the time flows again and so Saruin can kick your
    butt in one turn). If the P.Mage cannot LP-kill him/herself because of the
    lack of BP, the chain will definitely falls apart. Of course, you don't
    have to use a Talent Blaster every time if you know you will still have
    enough BP to LP-kill after casting PW.

    More Notes:
    1. Mummy Tonic/Elixir recovers half of the LP lost for a character, rounded
       down. So you should use it on a char that has lost the most LP.
    2. In this setup, the limiting resource is the Talent Blasters and the LP
       of the P.Mage.
    3. Make sure you have the P.Mage go last (right before the Hasten Time) at
       the turn you LP-killing it. Otherwise, it may wake up with 0 BP the next
       turn instead of 45. This will delay the P.Mage from casting PW by one
       turn.
    4. You always use Chalice when there is only one T.Mage with enough BP to
       cast Hasten Time. If you delay the Chalice to next turn, no one will
       have enough BP to allow you to select Hasten Time.
    5. This setup will easily let you chain 100-200 turns even if each cast of
       Hasten Time/Phantom Warrior always costs 1LP.
    6. Obviously you can use some other spells instead of Water Blast. You may
       experiment with spells to form combos like Demon and Phantom (such as
       Bird of Fire->Water Blast->Star Beam->Water Blast).
    7. To chain indefinitely, you may setup a second Phantom Mage and give
       him/her one Mummy Potion and some Talent Blasters (and a Blazing Sword
       or some way to LP-kill him/her). This P.Mage will be responsible for
       using Talent Blaster on the first P.Mage and recover his/her LP. It is
       possible to chain forever with this twist, but I'm not giving the exact
       details here.
    8. If you are using this method against Saruin, beware that when he changes
       to second form, that turn is free to act for all. So don't blame me if
       he screws you over in that single turn. (That's what he did to me the
       first time I tried this method... he used Mind's Shadow and then Deus Ex
       Machina 2 times. I was totally screwed...)

    Final Note:
    I'm merely sharing this method and by no means am I encouraging you to use
    this method in defeating Saruin (or any boss) since it definitely takes
    away the challenge and the fun. I defeated 10-Fatestone Saruin with this
    method, but I wouldn't even want to brag about it. There is no pride and
    honor defeating anything with this cheap tactics. I would only take pride
    in piecing tricks together to devise this method, but not in this method
    itself. And lastly, thank you for your time in reading this.






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        X. Frequently Asked Questions                                 [RSA00]

===============================================================================



  -------------------------
      List of Questions                                               [RSA01]
  =========================


1. How do I get into Crystal Palace?                                  [QA001]
2. Can I complete Temple Tours?                                       [QA002]
3. Which main characters can get a costume change?                    [QA003]
4. How do I get Galahad to buy the Ice Sword?                         [QA004]
5. What is the Pyrix trick?                                           [QA005]
6. Does losing to Pyrix increase my ER?                               [QA006]
7. What is the Gold Dragon trick?                                     [QA007]
8. How do I solve the puzzle on Abandoned Keep 3F?                    [QA008]
9. How do I get the Chalice?                                          [QA009]
10. How do I recharge the Chalice?                                    [QA010]
11. How do I get to the Netherworld before ER 20?                     [QA011]
12. What is carried over to the new game plus?                        [QA012]
13. How do I trigger the evil form of an elemental lord?              [QA013]
14. What is the Lurk/Move Silently trick?                             [QA014]
15. Can I use Aldora's true body?                                     [QA015]
16. Can I learn Sorcery and Necromancy spells?                        [QA016]
17. How can I purchase skills individually?                           [QA017]
18. How do I dismiss the Minstrel?                                    [QA018]
19. How can I use the Minstrel in the final battle?                   [QA019]
20. The Minstrel has disappeared, how do I dismiss a character?       [QA020]
21. How do I dismiss Brau and Sylvan?                                 [QA021]
22. What happens to a character when he or she is LP-killed?          [QA022]
23. Will a dismissed character keep the same stats/equipments?        [QA023]
24. Is there a soft-reset function in this game?                      [QA024]
25. How do I use a Treasure Map?                                      [QA025]
26. What are the exclaimation points that I can't do anything to?     [QA026]
27. What weapons do shields work with?                                [QA027]




  -----------------------------
      Questions and Answers                                           [RSA02]
  =============================


1. How do I get into Crystal Palace?                                  [QA001]
   - You have to have Albert in your party before the guards would let you in.

2. Can I complete Temple Tours?                                       [QA002]
   - No. Some topics in the quest notes are there to give you information.
     Temple Tours, Finding the Fatestones, and Mysteries of Ecology cannot
     be completed.

3. Which main characters can get a costume change?                    [QA003]
   - Only Albert and Gray can get a costume change and they must be the
     main characters to get it. Gray gets the costume change when you
     complete Voice of the Blade (Quest 4). Albert gets it when you obtain
     Mirsa's Armor during the Dragon Knight (Quest 49).

4. How do I get Galahad to buy the Ice Sword?                         [QA004]
   - You must have at least 20,000G on your hand before the shopkeeper
     will tell you the sword was bought. Then the lady outside the shop
     will tell you Galahad bought it.

5. What is the Pyrix trick?                                           [QA005]
   - Refer "Pyrix Trick" in section VIII. Tricks and Exploitations.

6. Does losing to Pyrix increase my ER?                               [QA006]
   - No.

7. What is the Gold Dragon trick?                                     [QA007]
   - Refer to "Gold Dragon Trick" in section VIII. Tricks and Exploitations.

8. How do I solve the puzzle on Abandoned Keep 3F?                    [QA008]
   - Refer to the section "About the Puzzle in Abandoned Keep..." under
     Pride of the Knights (Quest 14).

9. How do I get the Chalice?                                          [QA009]
   - Activate Return of the Vampires (Quest 30). Before you complete the
     quest, talk to the two man in North Estamir pub and then search the
     tombs in the catacombs in Estamir Tunnels.

10. How do I recharge the Chalice?                                    [QA010]
    - You can recharge it at the Temple of Nisa under Kaklim Desert.
      It is the same place where you get the fatestone Topaz.

11. How do I get to the Netherworld before ER 20?                     [QA011]
    - There are two ways:
      a. Kill Pyrix before you bring him the Ice Sword.
      b. If you completed Plant Ecology in a previous playthrough, you can
         trigger and kill Pyrocanis at ER 18+ during Plant Ecology in the
         current playthrough.

12. What is carried over to the new game plus?                        [QA012]
    - Refer to the section "About New Game Plus..." under Face Saruin
      (Quest 57).

13. How do I trigger the evil form of an elemental lord?              [QA013]
    - Refer to the section "Triggering the Possessed Form of the Elemental
      Lords..." under Aquatic Ecology (Quest 43).

14. What is the Lurk/Move Silently trick?                             [QA014]
    - One may spam the proficiencies Lurk and Move Silently to earn jewels.
      This is especially useful in early game to get enough jewels to
      get your party to at least class level 2. To perform this trick
      effectively, your party should have level 0 Covert skill. Equip your
      character with Lurk and Move Silently. Then go to a dungeon to spam
      these proficiencies. You will earn one jewel each time you use a
      proficiency. With level 0 Covert skill, Lurk and Move Silently take
      about 4 seconds to wear off. If your Covert skill is higher, you may
      leave the area to dispel the effect manually.

      When you run out of proficiency points, go back to a town, unequip
      and re-equip a proficency to replenish the proficiency points.
      The best places to perform this trick include Geckling Cave and
      Estamir Tunnels where you can quickly step back to town to replenish
      your proficiency points. If you are patient, you can earn a thousand
      jewels in about an hour.

15. Can I use Aldora's true body?                                     [QA015]
    - No, never, unless you cheat or hack your way to get it. Some other
      sources or FAQs indicate that you can use Aldora's body after you
      fully unlocked Aldora in a previous playthrough, but that is not true.
      No matter who you unlocked (the true Darque or Aldora) during Who Am I?
      (Quest 52), Darque will always revert back to his amnesia form when
      you start a New Game Plus.

16. Can I learn Sorcery and Necromancy spells?                        [QA016]
    - No. There is no way to learn Sorcery and Necromancy spells.
      Red Mage is the only playable character with access to those spells.

17. How can I purchase skills individually?                           [QA017]
    - Get a character to class level 3 and you will be able to train
      skills individually. Note that it is cheaper to train a set of
      skills than to train those skills individually.

18. How do I dismiss the Minstrel?                                    [QA018]
    - He will leave your party automatically when you enter a pub.
      If he has just joined you, he will not leave when you return to the
      same pub without leaving the town.

19. How can I use the Minstrel in the final battle?                   [QA019]
    - The Minstrel needs to leave your party before you can trigger the
      ending quests. And during the time between you trigger and complete
      the ending quest, the Minstrel will not join you. To be able to
      recruit back the Minstrel after the ending quest, you must NOT complete
      the Trials of Elore. Instead, complete any of the other two ending
      quests--Auldburg or The Netherworld. After you finish one of these two
      ending quests, you will be able to recruit the Minstrel again.

20. The Minstrel has disappeared, how do I dismiss a character?       [QA020]
    - The best way is probably to LP-kill the character you want to
      dismiss. A second way is to sacrifice to Death; however, note that
      Death always takes the second character in line.

21. How do I dismiss Brau and Sylvan?                                 [QA021]
    - Brau and Sylvan will leave the party permanently after Eule Gives
      a Hoot (Quest 25). If you cannot wait, they can be dismissed through
      LP death. LP-killing Brau and Sylvan will not affect the scenes in
      Eule Gives a Hoot.

22. What happens to a character when he or she is LP-killed?          [QA022]
    - When the LP of a character is depleted, he or she will be forced to
      leave your party. It has the same effect as dismissing the character
      through the Minstrel. If the character is re-recruitable, he or she
      will appear in his or her usual resting place(s) after some time;
      otherwise, you will never see that character again.

23. Will a dismissed character keep the same stats/equipments?        [QA023]
    - Yes. A character will have the same equipments as when he or she is
      dismissed or LP-killed. The stats will be either the same or better,
      depending on whether your party has leveled quite a bit before you
      recruit the character back. Of course, this applies only to characters
      that are re-recruitable.

24. Is there a soft-reset function in this game?                      [QA024]
    - Yes. The button combination is L1+R1+START+SELECT. Including L2 and R2
      in the combination does not work.

25. How do I use a Treasure Map?                                      [QA025]
    - First of all, you need the Find Treasure and Excavate proficiencies
      for treasure hunting. When you look at the Treasure Map in the Items
      menu, the location is indicated under Item Details on the lower left
      of the screen. Sometimes the location is composed of multiple levels
      or areas. If you have Find Treasures equipped and when you are at the
      same level where the treasure is located, you will see a blue arrow
      on your compass. It points to the exact location of the treasure.
      Follow the arrow until you get a prompt telling you the treasure is
      nearby. Then use Find Treasure and Excavate to dig it up.

26. What are the exclaimation points that I can't do anything to?     [QA026]
    - If you see the exclaimation points but no action prompt appears, that
      means you do not have the appropriate "Find" proficiencies equipped.
      Usually they are chests, herbs, or ores. You will need Find Chests,
      Find Herbs, or Find Ores. At a few certain places, it can also be a
      "trap" that has a hidden passage behind and you will need Find Traps.

27. What weapons do shields work with?                                [QA027]
    - Shields have a chance to activate only in the turn you are using
      a one-handed weapon, namely Foil, Short Sword, Long Sword, Scimitar,
      Hand Axe, and Club. Shields cannot activate when you are using any
      other weapons, Martial Arts, or spells. Shields do not work with the
      Defense action either.






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        XI. Romancing SaGa Trivia                                     [RSB00]

===============================================================================


This section is an archive of the trivia questions that I posted in the thread
"Romancing Saga Trivia" on GameFAQs' Romancing Saga Message Board. Do you
think you are an expert in this game and know all the details? Try out the
trivia and see how well you do!



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      Trivia Questions                                                [RSB01]
  ========================


1. Which fatestone can you get earliest in the game?                  [TR001]

2. Which fatestone has the earliest closing ER? (i.e. If you pass     [TR002]
   the ER, you can't get it anymore in that playthru.)

3. How many times do you need to jump between the platforms when      [TR003]
   going down the Netherworld?

4. What change(s) can you see at the Steppes of Galessa after you     [TR004]
   have completed any ending quest (good, neutral, or evil doesn't matter)?

5. Name 3 enemy attacks that can cause instant death.                 [TR005]

6. What is the attack of Ghostship or a Deepfish that may cause       [TR006]
   instant death?

7. How much LP does a Mummy Elixir recover?                           [TR007]

8. What is the dungeon that you can get the Chiral Clogs?             [TR008]

9. Do beast type monsters or Aisha's Horse run faster?                [TR009]

10. So you know all mains have their own little actions when you      [TR010]
    leave them alone. For example, Barbara would rub her arm with
    another hand. Hawke would play with his fists. Now the question
    is, what is the little action for Marina? (You are able to see
    this in one of the quests.)

11. Name three characters who will just turn away instead of          [TR011]
    having their heads down when you dismiss them.

12. Given that you have successfully completed Plant Ecology in       [TR012]
    the current playthru, what is the earliest possible ER you can
    collect all 10 fatestones (assuming Diamond is obtainable)?

13. Under no specific condition, what is the earliest possible ER     [TR013]
    to collect all 10 fatestones?

14. Assuming you have completed Unlucky Woman quest in previous       [TR014]
    playthru, which fatestone has the shortest range of ER in which
    you can get it?

15. If Claudia is a lvl 5 Warrior with lvl 5 bow skills and she       [TR015]
    has 42 techs and 5 spells, what is the DP cost of Zapper with
    a 52/+3 Kjar Bow?

16. Name all the items that give hydrology immunity.                  [TR016]

17. Who is the boss when asking Silver to join?                       [TR017]

18. What is the dungeon where you can get a Guardian Ring from        [TR018]
    a Chest?

19. Name three towns/cities where you can buy Guardian Rings.         [TR019]

20. Rank the damage of the following spells against Jewel Beast:      [TR020]
    Hellfire, Pulverize, Blood Curdle.

21. Suppose Hawke is a Roaslian Mage equipped with Blazing Sword.     [TR021]
    The first turn he casts Phantom Warrior. Then the second turn
    he casts Overdrive. In his 5 free turns, he uses artful slash
    three times and casts revives twice on his comrades. Then the
    next turn he got killed by a combo attack and is replaced by
    the real Hawke the following turn.
    Question: Is there anything wrong in this scenario? If so, what is it?

22. What is the maximum number of times a Petrified Fish can use      [TR022]
    Hydraulic Barrage in a single turn?

23. What tech is unique to 2-Handed Sword?                            [TR023]

24. What is the maximum amount of jewels a player can carry?          [TR024]

25. What are the two techs unique to 2H Axe?                          [TR025]

26. What is the level of the highest level jump point in the          [TR026]
    Treasure Cave?

27. Which dungeon has Quarterstaff as fixed treasure?                 [TR027]

28. What dungeon has Ultra Balm as fixed treasure?                    [TR028]

29. What is the name of Wuhan's daughter? (Or at least how does       [TR029]
    Wuhan address her?)

30. How many tombstones are there in Estamir's Catacomb?              [TR030]

31. Suppose Claudia is a lvl 5 Rosalian Mage. In a battle, she        [TR031]
    has 50BP at the current turn. If she casts Overdrive and then
    casts healing water x 3 + water blast x 2, how much BP she will
    have in the next turn?

32. What is earliest possible ER to fight Scorn?                      [TR032]

33. Which monster in random encounter has the highest HP?             [TR033]

34. What status ailment may the attack Tempest cause?                 [TR034]

35. What are the two ways to open up Faerie's Grove?                  [TR035]

36. Name an attack that a player can possibly have access to          [TR036]
    (i.e. a player can use it in a battle) and that it can inflict darkness.

37. Name two attacks, other than sparkable techs, that a player       [TR037]
    can possibly have access to and that they may inflict paralysis.

38. Suppose Hawke is a level 5 Imperial Scholar. He and his           [TR038]
    comrades are fighting Scorn in a battle. In the first turn,
    Scorn is doing minimal damage to Hawke's comrades. Then Hawke
    uses Cosmic Tide and decreases Scorn's INT. In the second turn,
    Scorn is doing no damage to Hawke's comrades. In the same turn
    Hawke casts Snowstorm and inflicts some damage on Scorn. In the
    third turn, Hawke decides to use Aegis on himself. The battle
    then goes on for awhile. When the battle is finally over, Hawke
    looks at himself and sees that he has not lost any LP in this battle.
    Question: Is this scenario possible? If not, list exactly what is
    impossible.

39. Now again with the same question, but instead of Imperial         [TR039]
    Scholar, Hawke is now a Rosalian Mage. Suppose Hawke is a level 5
    Rosalian Mage. He and his comrades are fighting Scorn in a battle.
    In the first turn, Scorn is doing minimal damage to Hawke's comrades.
    Then Hawke uses Cosmic Tide and decreases Scorn's INT. In the second
    turn, Scorn is doing no damage to Hawke's comrades. In the same turn
    Hawke casts Snowstorm and inflicts some damage on Scorn. In the
    third turn, Hawke decides to use Aegis on himself. The battle then
    goes on for awhile. When the battle is finally over, Hawke looks at
    himself and sees that he has not lost any LP in this battle.
    Question: Is this scenario possible? If not, list exactly what is
    impossible. There may be more than one impossible things.

40. Will Jewel Beast ever leave Frontier?                             [TR040]

41. If you are to complete as many quests as possible in a single     [TR041]
    playthru, what is the minimum number of times you need to use Find Trap?

42. What is the minimum number of jumps you need to complete the      [TR042]
    quest "Find the Aquamarine"?

43. How many doors/gates are there in the Aquamarine Cave D before    [TR043]
    the altar holding the fatestone?

44. How many fatestone altars are there in the game?                  [TR044]

45. What is the maximum number of times (battles) you can fight       [TR045]
    the Minion(s) in a single playthru? (by vivisimonvi)

46. What is the minimum number of battles with the Minions if you     [TR046]
    want to complete the game with 10 fatestones?

47. How many ways can you get a Game Over outside of combat?          [TR047]
    Name them. (by killerb255)

48. Which two of the main characters share a very very distantly      [TR048]
    faint bloodline? (Hint: Came from the same race) (by Maipawa)

49. Does Aisha look sad or happy when Neidhart asks Nizam if he       [TR049]
    can bring her to Crystal City? (by Maipawa)

50. Where and under what conditions can you still find the            [TR050]
    Minstrel after completing the Trials of Elore? (by Maipawa)




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      Trivia Answers                                                  [RSB02]
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1. Amethyst                                                           [TR001]

2. Diamond                                                            [TR002]

3. Twelve times                                                       [TR003]

4. The sky turned brown.                                              [TR004]

5. Deus Ex Machina, Abyss, Horn of Death, and more...                 [TR005]

6. Tidal Wave                                                         [TR006]

7. 50% of the LP lost rounded down.                                   [TR007]
   The formula is floor((max_LP - current_LP) / 2)

8. Vampire's Den                                                      [TR008]

9. Beast type monsters                                                [TR009]

10. Tapping her shoe just like Aisha. It is possible to see this      [TR010]
    when you are following her down the sewers during Stolen Nymphs.

11. Jamil, Gray, and Claudia                                          [TR011]

12. ER 20 (trigger the evil ending quest and get access to            [TR012]
    Frosthold Fortress for the last fatestone Obsidian Sword.)

13. ER 18 for the last fatestone Ruby. You can get Obsidian Sword     [TR013]
    as soon as you have access to Netherworld (by killing Pyrix/Pyrocanis).

14. Ruby. Its ER range is 18-22 (5 ERs). Aquamarine has a longer      [TR014]
    range since you can get it way before the quest can be activated
    with Neidhart. The condition about Unlucky Woman is needed;
    otherwise, Diamond could have the shortest range in a playthru
    that you need to talk to her 4-5 more times to get the Diamond.
    (It's just a special case that I was trying to rule out there.)

15. DP Cost: 3 (Can be calculated out using the rules from the        [TR015]
    section "Calculating DP/LP Cost" under Miscellaneous Topics.)

16. Ruby, Blue Elf, Raincloud Armlet, and items tempered with         [TR016]
    Stonefish Scales

17. Remember Silver would say "I'm the boss and you are the           [TR017]
    bossee, see? If you get this straight, I don't mind joining ya."
    Now you know the answer.

18. Twinmoon Temple                                                   [TR018]

19. Crystal City, Melvir, Loban, and Tarmitta                         [TR019]

20. All spells have the same damage. They will all miss because       [TR020]
    Jewel Beast is immune to magic.

21. Yes. A Phantom Warrior cannot cast any fusion spell. I put in     [TR021]
    the Overdrive, artful slash, revive and stuff just to create
    confusion, but they are perfectly fine and can be done if Hawke is
    not in PW. As for the last sentence, it applies to PW. So the only
    place that doesn't connect is between the second and third sentences.

22. Four times                                                        [TR022]

23. Vandalize                                                         [TR023]

24. 9999                                                              [TR024]

25. Four Seasons and Slash                                            [TR025]

26. Level 4                                                           [TR026]

27. South Cave (Stage 2), Elizabeth Palace                            [TR027]

28. Auldburg                                                          [TR028]

29. Pumpkin. When Wuhan is talking with her daughter in the           [TR029]
    ending, he called her "Pumpkin".

30. Twelve                                                            [TR030]

31. She will have 36 BP. At lvl 5 hydrology, Overdrive costs 15BP,    [TR031]
    Healing Water costs 0BP, and Waterblast costs 3BP. Claudia at
    50+ max BP has +7 regen. So the calculations go like this:
    50-15-0-0-0-3-3+7 = 36

32. ER 3 during An Unlucky Woman.                                     [TR032]

33. Deepfish                                                          [TR033]

34. Darkness                                                          [TR034]

35. Obtain the Amethyst (complete Amethyst of Vision) or lose to      [TR035]
    the King of the Jungle during Oh, Mummy!

36. Black Cloud (Red Mage)                                            [TR036]

37. Bind to Earth (Cosmology), Flame Whip (summon Pyrix through       [TR037]
    Axe of Kings), and Paralyzing Claw (Brau's unique tech)

38. It is possible to have Cosmic Tide that decreases INT with the    [TR038]
    help of fusion. So the only impossible thing there is about Aegis.
    You can channel Aegis, but no matter what you do, Aegis in this
    scenario will cost at least 1LP. So Hawke cannot finish the scenario
    without losing any LP.

39. First, Hawke will lose LP casting Snowstorm (channeling or not)   [TR039]
    and Cosmic Tide. Aegis can be channeled through Serpent Staff
    without losing LP though. Second, he cannot reduce Scorn's INT
    because Rosalian Mage's fusion does not give stats modifier.

40. No. If you do not kill Jewel Beast, you will see a cut-scene      [TR040]
    of it moving along the New Road when you enter Quietus, but you
    never see it outside of Frontier.

41. Only once in Silver's Cave                                        [TR041]

42. Four. The one near the entrance of Cave D requires 2 times        [TR042]
    (entering and exiting) and there are two jump points in Cave E,
    which require one jump each.

43. Four                                                              [TR043]

44. There are 15 fatestone altars: Aquamarine, Topaz, Moonstone,      [TR044]
    Black Diamond, Opal, and 10 altars in Quietus' Fatestone Chamber.

45. Ten times. An Unlucky Woman - Scorn. Ailing Emperor, Twinmoon     [TR045]
    Temple - Scorn. Pirate Invasion, Saruin's Underground Temple - Scorn.
    Underwater Temple - Strife. The Dragon Knight - Spite. Frosthold
    Fortress - Spite. Quietus 1F - Spite. Quietus 2F - Strife. Quietus
    3F - Scorn. Quietus 4F - ones that you fought previously in Quietus.
    (Thanks killerb255 for the complete list.)

46. One battle for the Diamond. You can skip Ailing Emperor and       [TR046]
    come back at a rather late ER to get the moonstone. Scorn won't
    show up. And for Black Diamond and Obsidian Sword, after you have
    obtained the fatestone, equip it on a character and then LP-kill that
    character before leaving Underwater Temple or Frosthold Fortress.
    The Minions will not show up if you are not carrying the Black Diamond
    or the Obsidian Sword. When you are outside, recruit back the
    LP-killed characters to retrieve the fatestones. (Thanks vivisimonvi
    for testing the LP-kill method to avoid the Minions.)

47. You get a Game Over if you get hit by the mist coming out of      [TR047]
    the statues in Aquamarine Cave. You will also get a Game Over if
    you answer it wrong twice when Monica asks you "Who sent you?"
    during Neville's Request.

48. Albert and Sif.                                                   [TR048]

49. Her reactions will change depending on whether she has            [TR049]
    followed Neidhart to Rosalia before Neidhart talks to Nizam.
    If she had went to Rosalia, then when Neidhart poses the question
    she will have a look of anticipation, and disappointment when
    Nizam turns it down. If she had not been to Rosalia before, it would
    be the other way round -- a look of disappointment when Neidhart
    proposes to bring her to Rosalia, and a look of relief when Nizam
    turns it down. (Thanks Raywing (Maipawa) for the answer.)

50. Complete the ecology quest for Adyllis and go back to visit.      [TR050]
    You will see the Minstrel singing song to her even after having
    completed the Trials of Elore.






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Most of the information is obtained from the Brady Guide for Romancing SaGa.

Other information is obtained from Romancing SaGa, BladewindDraconus' FAQ,
Ramtieger's Game System FAQ, and Gundam4Fun's Armor/Weapons Guide.

Thanks everyone on GameFAQs' Romancing SaGa Message Board for any tips and
information.






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