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Steambot Chronicles In-Depth FAQ
Plates FAQ
By ChaosCreator_13 (chaosc_13@yahoo.com)
Version 2.00 (August 03, 2010)
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[Version History]

- Version 2.00 (August 03, 2010)
 > Added more info on the fabled Museum Plate.
 > Changed some formatting for easier reading.
 > Added a new person in the Special Thanks section.

- Version 1.93 (August 01, 2010)
 > Fixed some spelling errors.
 > Added tags to the Table of Contents for quicker searches.

- Version 1.92 (June 23, 2006)
 > Added a new site...

- Version 1.91 (June 19, 2006)
 > Just added a new site in the 'Sites allowed' section.

- Version 1.9 (June 16, 2006)
 > Fixed some of the paragraphs.
 > Changed some mistakes.
 > Fixed the search feature (I had 'Paul Logo" instead of 'Pablo')
 > Added a 'Sites allowed to use this FAQ' section.
 > Added a FAQ section.
 > Still missing info on the Museum Plate.

- Version 0.98 (June 13, 2006)
 > FAQ Completed, or not, considering I still do not know what the Museum
   Plate looks like.

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[Table of Contents]

This is the 'Table of Contents' of this FAQ. And as you may know, the 'Table of
Contents'  is usually there for one purpose. And that is to show the reader
(that means you) what the FAQ contains. Use Ctrl + F to find what you are
looking for.

1) Introduction to Plates (xxintroxx)
2) Custom Plates (xxcustomxx)
3) Make Your Own (xxmakexx)
4) Contact Info (xxcontxx)
5) Frequently Asked Questions (xxfaqxx)
6) Sites allowed to use this FAQ (xxallowxx)
7) Special Thanks (xxthanksxx)
8) Legal Stuff (xxlegalxx)

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[1) Introduction to Plates] (xxintroxx)

In a game called Steambot Chronicles (otherwise known as 'Ponkotsu Roman
Daikatsugeki Bumpy Trot' in Japan), there exists certain special Plates.
These are not just ordinary plates, these are plates with a capital 'P'.
Yes, they are indeed that special. These Plates aren't the ones you use for
eating, these ones have a different purpose. These Plates exist for the sole
purpose of being slapped on the front and back ends of a person's Trotmobile
(the vehicle you pilot in the game). A person doesn’t need to collect them
all in order to finish the game, but for completionists it is a must.

There is a total of 30 custom Plates throughout the game. And along with these
custom ones, the game gives you 4 empty plates, in which you can use to make
a total of 4 plates of your very own. There are a quite a lot of
easy-to-obtain custom Plates, as well as some aggravating throw-your-Dualshock
2-at-the-wall ones.

This FAQ is here for the purpose to aid its readers on their quest to obtain
all of the Plates. I hope it helps and good luck Plate hunters
(especially for some of the harder-to-get ones)!

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[2) Custom Plates] (xxcustomxx)

If you’ve read the above introduction (and you should just for the fun of it),
you should know that there is a total of 30 Plates to be found in the game.
In this section, I will list them as well as some info on them. I'll
try to keep it in the order you find them.

Here's a list you can use to search for whatever you are looking for:

Default
Tutorial
Hayabusa
Sheep
K.E. Logo
Nefro Metro
Merchant
Flower
Band Logo
Saffron
Fenn Ruins
Eurydika Mine
Logo of Love
Weary Nun
Pablo
7 Sages
Blue Bolt
Meme Railroad
Lorimar
Desert Hornets
S Rank
Quail Tunnel
Hot Springs
Civ. Army
B. Mantis
End Logo
Death Match
Hustler
Museum

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Name: Default

Appearance: A red circle with a red line at its diameter on a white background.

Missable: No

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Extremely Easy

How-To-Obtain: This is the Plate that your Trotmobile comes equipped with.
	       All you have to do is get on the Trotmobile and it is all yours.

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Name: Tutorial

Appearance: A picture of pink lips?

Missable: Yes

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Surprisingly Difficult

How-To-Obtain: This can only be obtained before even the game starts.
	       Confused? You have to choose the option Tutorial in the main
	       menu of the game and play through that. The tutorial is
	       fairly easy. That is, until you have to fight Captain Ciboulette.
	       Her Trotmobile is pretty hard to beat, considering that this is
	       just the tutorial. A good strategy I used while fighting her
	       was to try to get as close to her as possible while dodging her 
	       attacks. Why? Because that way I will have the chance to pick
	       her up and throw her. When thrown, the captain's Trotmobile
	       will be stunned for a few seconds, this is your chance to
	       dish in a few melee attacks.

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Name: Hayabusa

Appearance: A picture of a blue bird with its wings out spread. Pretty
	    cool in my opinion.

Missable: No

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Easy

How-To-Obtain: The Plate is located in the Hayabusa Plateau (obviously).
	       It is the area between Nefroburg and Seagull Beach. You
	       will have to get off your Trotmobile at the entrance of
	       the carpet mill and follow a set of stairs just ahead
	       of the parking cone. The stairs will lead you to a small
	       set of benches. On one of the benches, there will be a
	       mechanic sitting there. Talk to him and ask him about
	       Trotmobiles, then Customization, and finally Plates.

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Name: Sheep

Appearance: As its name implies, it is a picture of a sheep.

Missable: No

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Easy

How-To-Obtain: The Plate is located at Vision Ranch. Talk to the man
	       inside the sheep farm. Buy some of his goods and he will
	       give you the Plate. Keep in mind that this man won't be
	       selling his goods during the night.

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Name: K.E. Logo

Appearance: A picture of a purple elephant, the logo of the Killer
	    Elephants gang.

Missable: No

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Easy

How-To-Obtain: This Plate will be given to you during the course of the
	       story. You will have to join the Killer Elephants first
	       in order for them to give it to you. First, go to the
	       Aphrodite Bar underneath the Siberian Musk Hotel and
	       talk to the cheerful K.E. gang member, he is the
	       one sitting closest to the piano. He will give you
	       a employment form if you answer correctly. Then, during
	       the event of the Killer Elephants takeover of Nefroburg,
	       go talk to the man with a cane next to the museum. He
	       will ask you a series of questions, then give you the Plate.

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Name: Nefro Metro

Appearance: It's a yellow plate with a picture of a bus.

Missable: No

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Easy

How-To-Obtain: During the story, you will be forced to take Connie to Happy
	       Garland. As you head to the Sabbia Desert, the Bus Company
	       President will stop you and give you this Plate.

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Name: Merchant

Appearance: It's a picture of a brown bag of gold.

Missable: No

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Easy

How-To-Obtain: This is also obtained during story events. As you exit Fort
	       Raven, you will be stopped by Delson. He will give you the
	       Plate in order for you to escort the merchants through the
	       Sabbia Desert.

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Name: Flower

Appearance: A picture of flowers, what more can I say?

Missable: Yes

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Medium

How-To-Obtain: In order to get this one, you first have to have access to
	       the Honeybee Gardens. The Honeybee Gardens is in the Pantano
	       Swampland area, which is to your right as you take the Sabbia
	       Desert Exit in Nefroburg. So first, go to the abandoned house
	       located at Zibala Hill. Speak to Flora and then go upstairs
	       to the balcony. Examine the flowers up there and then return
	       to Flora. Speak to her again and you will be given a choice.
	       Tell her that her flowers are dead. Also, speak to the nun
	       there and say that you are NOT the owner or else you'll be
	       pretty much screwed in getting this Plate. Next, equip your
	       Trotmobile with a Tank back part. Traverse to the Honeybee
	       Gardens, depending on whether or not you've been there and
	       whether if you've been to Fort Raven, you will forced to
	       fight Dudley. Talk to the daughter of the beekeeper there.
	       You will be given the choice to tell her about Flora, do so
	       and she will want you to deliver seeds to her. While you
	       are there, grab some Spring Water at the corner of the garden.
	       Return to the abandoned house at Zibala Hill and give Flora
	       the seeds. Go to a nearby resting place (I recommend the
	       mechanic besides the entrance to Nefroburg) and rest till the
	       next morning. Return to the orphanage and donate Spring
	       Water by speaking to the nun. Then go back to rest, sleep for
	       a few days to pass the time. Go back to the orphanage and
	       speak to Flora, she will give you a letter for the Beekeeper's
	       daughter. Give that letter to the Beekeeper's daughter and she
	       will want you to give Flora a letter as well. "Donate" the
	       response letter and rest for another day. Return to the
	       Honeybee Gardens and speak to Flora there. Finally, after
	       that massive fetch quest you will be rewarded with the Plate.

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Name: Band Logo

Appearance: It's the one on the Trotmobile on the front cover of
	    the (U.S.) game case.

Missable: No

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Easy

How-To-Obtain: Here's another one given to you automatically during the
	       story. You get it after playing with the Garland Globetrotter's
	       in the Lobster Inn for the first time.

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Name: Saffron

Appearance: It's a picture of a purple mask not unlike the one Saffron at the
	    Happy Garland Arena wears.

Missable: No

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Medium

How-To-Obtain: During the day in Happy Garland, you may sometimes see the
	       Friendly Woman who wanders around the GTW Factory. Speak to
	       her. Then during the night, enter the Happy Garland Arena. Go
	       upstairs and speak to Saffron, she is an arena fighter that
	       wears all purple and a mask. Next, walk up to the receptionist
	       and battle an arena fighter there or bet on a match. This will
	       enable the tournament to end. When you leave the arena, you
	       should see the Friendly Woman leaving the place as well.
	       Follow her to a beaten down shack in the GTW Factory. When
	       she stops at the door, go and speak to her. Now, you will have
	       to enter a name. Enter the name 'Saffron' and she will let you
	       in her home. Go down the ladder in the single room and you
	       will get a cutscene along with a Mask Grill. Now rest up till
	       the next the morning. During the next morning, enter the shack
	       again and then go downstairs via the ladder. Another scene
	       will occur here. After that, leave the basement and you will
	       see Saffron waiting for you. She will give you her Plate.

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Name: Fenn Ruins

Appearance: It kinda looks like the face of one of those Mayan Statues.

Missable: No

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Not that hard, just very tedious.

How-To-Obtain: Okay, this is going to take you awhile to obtain. I hope you
	       like deep dark similar looking hallways, because that is what
	       you'll be seeing for quite awhile. But this is worth it,
	       because you will be doing three tasks at the same time!
	       The ruins contain some artifacts for the museum, you need
	       those for the Museum Plate (CAUTION: SEE NOTE BELOW).
	       It also has gems, you need these for the Desert Hornets
	       Plate. And you are obviously here for the Fenn Ruins Plate.
	       The ruins are located at Fort Raven. To get this one, you
	       will have to clear the dungeon many times. The artifacts
	       are located in the treasure boxes. You will be seeing a lot
	       of Moldy Bread and Rotten Meat after a while of dungeon
	       crawling, so get used to it. It took me about 25 level 3
	       dungeon runs before I found the Plate. Once the dungeon is
	       cleaned out of all its artifacts, you will have to find its
	       Plate in one of the treasure boxes. Be sure to scavenge the
	       3rd floor, as that floor seems to yield more artifacts than
	       the others.

NOTE: Apparently the Fenn Ruins have a glitch associated with them. If you
      want the Museum Plate you must enter these ruins last, or else you
      risk having the museum glitch up on you.

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Name: Eurydika Mine

Appearance: A picture of a pick and a mine cart.

Missable: No

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Not-that-hard-just-tedious-like-the-ruins

How-To-Obtain: Okay, this is going to take you awhile to obtain. I hope you
	       like deep dark similar looking hallways, because that is what
	       you'll be seeing for quite awhile. But this is worth it,
	       because you will be doing three tasks at the same time! The
	       mine contains some artifacts for the museum, you need those
	       for the Museum Plate. It also has gems, you need these
	       for the Desert Hornets Plate. And you are obviously here for
	       the Eurydika Mine Plate. The mine is located at Eurydika
	       obviously. To get this one, you will have to clear the dungeon
	       many times. The artifacts are located in the treasure boxes.
	       You will be seeing a lot of Moldy Bread and Rotten Meat after
	       a while of dungeon crawling, so get used to it. It took me
	       about 25 level 3 dungeon runs before I found the Plate. Once
	       the dungeon is cleaned out of all its artifacts, you will
	       have to find its Plate in one of the treasure boxes. Be sure
	       to scavenge the 3rd floor, as that floor seems to yield more
	       artifacts than the others. And yes, I this was a slightly
	       modified version of my other paragraph.

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Name: Martlett Falls

Appearance: It's a waterfall...

Missable: No

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Medium

How-To-Obtain: Start at Happy Garland, then head for the Martlett Falls Exit.
	       You will have to get through some enemies and possibly a boss
	       (if you haven't fought it yet). Once you've reached the
	       waterfall, get behind it. Go up the slope to your right and
	       the path will lead you to a treasure box containing the Plate.

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Name: Logo of Love

Appearance: A few hearts scattered about on the Plate.

Missable: Possibly

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Easy

How-To-Obtain: At Happy Garland, you may sometimes see a woman wearing a
	       pink dress wandering the streets near the Lobster Inn at
	       night. Talk to her and she will want you to remember her
	       name, this can be only done before the end of the game.
	       Then after you've seen the ending of the game, speak to her
	       again. Call her by her real name and you will get this
	       Plate (it's Misty by the way).

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Name: Weary Nun

Appearance: A picture of a weary nun... at least that's what the game
	    description says.

Missable: Possibly

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Medium

How-To-Obtain: For this one, you will have to get rid of all the kids at the
	       abandoned house. I've already told you how to get rid of Flora
	       in an earlier section, so you have two more to go. You've
	       probably spoken to the nun already and told her that the
	       abandoned house is not yours. Because if you choose to say
	       that the house was yours... Well, I'll have to tell you that
	       you're screwed in getting the Plate.
	       So anyways:

	       To find a home for Rick, you would have to have met Don Puccini
	       in Neuhafen first. Speak to Rick first. Then head right over to
	       the Neuhafen Arena. Go upstairs and down a set of stairs next
	       to the pool tables. You will now be in the Don's personal bar.
	       Talk to him and he will give you a letter. Go back to the
	       Zibala Abandoned House and "donate" the letter to Sister Kate.

	       Now to get rid of Robert, you will need to pay a visit to the
	       Happy Garland University. Go to the science department of the
	       school during the day (because the school will be empty during
	       the night, despite someone there saying something about night
	       classes). Speak to the science professor there. Then head to
	       the Abandoned House and talk to Robert. Tell him about the
	       professor's problem and he will solve it. Then go back to
	       the university and speak to the professor again. He will give
	       you an approval letter to give to Robert. "Donate" the letter
	       to Sister Kate and you are finished.

	       Go to the nearest resting place and sleep for the day.
	       During the next morning, go to the house again. If Sister Kate
	       is there, speak to here, then go back to sleep. Then return
	       the morning after that. You will see a letter and a treasure
	       box on the table. Read the letter and you will receive
	       the Plate. The treasure box contains a Donation Box grill part.

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Name: Pablo

Appearance: A beautiful landscape drawing...

Missable: Yes

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Medium

How-To-Obtain: You can get this after you beat the game but you cannot as well.
	       In order to have this available after the endgame you will have
	       to give the Urban Times in Happy Garland at least one story.
	       Because if you don't, the offices will become bankrupt in the
	       end, thus screwing up a certain part in Pablo's quest.

	       Now for the quest, first go find Pablo the painter in Nefroburg.
	       He is usually next to the Seagull Beach exit by some trees in
	       the day. Buy both of the paintings he sells you. Then equip your
	       Trotmobile with a carriage. Go to the Nefroburg NW bus stop
	       (the one in the Sabbia Desert Exit) and pick up Pablo. Bring
	       him to Fort Raven. Then head on over to Alcazar de Condor and
	       buy the Desert: Arid Painting from him. Pick him up again and
	       bring him to Happy Garland SW. The bus stop here is pretty hard
	       to find, it is right next to the fence where the mechanic is.
	       Go to Happy Garland and visit the Memorial Park. You will find
	       Pablo around there, buy another painting from him. Next, visit
	       the University and speak to the students there. Some of them
	       will tell you that they don't have an art professor. Go to the
	       Urban Times and speak to Lance, he's the guy across from Betty.
	       Recommend Pablo to him. Then return to the University and go up
	       to the art class. Speak to Pablo there and buy his newest painting.
	       By the way, you can sell his paintings to the guy downstairs
	       (you will get lots of money for them, and the next day you can
	       buy them back for cheap). Now go and rest for the rest of the day.
	       The next day visit the GTW Factory and you will see Pablo sitting
	       by the trash pile, it's across from Saffron's shack. Buy his
	       painting then take the Martlett Falls Exit. You will see Pablo
	       standing by a bus stop there. Take him to the dye farm just up
	       ahead. When you see him in the farm, talk to him and buy another
	       painting. Rest for another day, then revisit the farm. Speak to
	       the lady in the house, then run over to the Kharija Oasis in the
	       Sabbia Desert. Speak to the art dealer there and he will give you
	       a beret and a painting. Go back to the dye farm and speak to the
	       lady in the house again, give her the beret. Rest for a day,
	       then speak to her again. You will receive the Plate.

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Name: 7 Sages

Appearance: Some weird blue cloud thing...

Missable: No

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Medium

How-To-Obtain: To get this one you will have to find and talk to all seven
	       Sages.

	       Here is the list of all of them:

	       1) The first one is in the Kharija Oasis in the Sabbia Desert.
	       He is in the little house in the back.

	       2) Go to Martlett Falls and behind it there will be a parking cone.
	       He's in the little hole in the corner.

	       3) Go to Cuckoo Forest (Eurydika Exit in Happy Garland) and follow
	       the river there. He is in a cave behind the river fall.

	       4) In Neuhafen, go to the Faro Lighthouse. He's on the top floor.

	       5) You need at least an A rank in the arena to find this guy.
	       Once you do, go to the Nefroburg Police Station and talk to them
	       about the cave in Egret Brook. Go there, (it is the area where you
	       first fought the Killer Elephants Don Elephant. Enter the cave,
	       and then fight the old man in there. He's pretty hard since the
	       place is small. My advice is to stay far away from him and
	       use the boomerang arm.

	       6) This guy is in a small island in Lake Luminoso. It is
	       somewhere near Meme Village.

	       7) To find this guy, you need to find the other 6 Sages.
	       This guy is in the Northeast side of Nefroburg,
	       right next to the canal. You will see two cats sitting by a
	       treasure chest. Talk to the black cat, and
	       feed it so that the Sage will appear.

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Name: Blue Bolt

Appearance: A blue plate with half a skull on one side and a lightning bolt
	    on the other.

Missable: Yes

Path-To-Take: Hero or villain, but mostly Hero

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Easy

How-To-Obtain: You need to talk to Fennel at the Station Hotel in Happy
	       Garland about his music. Then go over to the music store near
	       Lobster Inn and speak to the owner there about the new instrument.
	       Then head on over to the GTW Factory. Take the back door of the
	       City Motors building. Go upstairs and speak to the mechanic.
	       Ask about the new instrument and he'll want 3 things: a guitar,
	       a mini generator, and a mini engine. You can buy the guitar at
	       the music store, and you receive the engine from Ciboulette (that
	       is, if you still haven't chosen the Villain path and joined the
	       Bloody Mantis). The generator is right outside of Neuhafen.
	       Speak to the man by the river and he will want you to rid the
	       river of junk. Throw all of the junk away and speak to him again.
	       He will give you the generator. Now you can give all of the
	       items to the mechanic. He will give you the Electric Guitar.
	       Then speak to Fennel again and give him the guitar, he will
	       give you the Plate after a concert with him.

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Name: Meme Railroad

Appearance: A purple train on tracks.

Missable: No

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Easy

How-To-Obtain: First you need to cross Lake Luminoso in Vision Ranch.
	       Meme Village is right across it. Speak to the mayor there and
	       he will want you to deliver a letter to the station master in
	       Nefroburg's train station. Deliver it to the man (he is in the
	       office) and tell him to extend tracks to Meme Village. Now you
	       need to equip your Trotmobile with a flatbed. Get some lumber
	       in the Cuckoo Forest or some Steel Beams in the GTW Factory
	       of Happy Garland. Then head to Vision Ranch. Speak to the workers
	       there working on the tracks, sell them the supplies and then wait
	       for a day. Return to Meme Village and there will be a boulder on
	       the tracks. Get rid of it and then speak to the mayor. He will
	       give you the Plate.

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Name: Lorimar

Appearance: Some water temple thing overlooking a sea of water.

Missable: No

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Not-that-hard-just-tedious-like-the-ruins

How-To-Obtain: Okay, this is going to take you awhile to obtain.
	       I hope you like damp dark similar looking
	       hallways, because that is what you'll be seeing for quite awhile.
	       But this is worth it, because you will be
	       doing three tasks at the same time! The temple contains some
	       artifacts for the museum, you need those
	       for the Museum Plate. It also has gems, you need these for the
	       Desert Hornets Plate. And you are
	       obviously here for the Lorimar Plate. The temple is located
	       at Lake Luminoso. To get this one, you
	       will have to clear the dungeon many times. The artifacts
	       are located in the treasure boxes. You will be seeing
	       a lot of Moldy Bread and Rotten Fish after a while of dungeon
	       crawling, so get used to it. It took me about
	       25 level 3 dungeon runs before I found the Plate. Once the
	       dungeon is cleaned out of all its artifacts, you will
	       have to find its Plate in one of the treasure boxes. 
	       Be sure to scavenge the 3rd floor, as that floor seems to
	       yield more artifacts than the others. And yes, I this was a
	       slightly modified version of my other paragraphs.


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Name: Desert Hornets

Appearance: The Desert Hornets' gang logo.

Missable: No

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Medium-Hardish

How-To-Obtain: By now, you should have all of the gems after the three
	       dungeons If not, then go back to the dungeons and get all 12
	       gems. Remember that each dungeon has 4 different types of gems.
	       After you've gotten them all go to the Desert Hornets' base in
	       the Sabbia Desert. Go to Nora, she should be on the second floor
	       of the building. Then give her all 12 gems. After this,
	       she would give you the Plate and access to her room.

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Name: S Rank

Appearance: An 'S'.

Missable: No

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Medium

How-To-Obtain: This one is pretty simple. All you have to do is get an
	       'S' Rank in the Arena. Or you can beat the UTC Tournament.

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Name: Quail Tunnel

Appearance: A mountain with a trail going through it.

Missable: No

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Easy

How-To-Obtain: Visit the Happy Garland Police Station. If you can do this
	       quest, the game will give you the 'Ask about the Quail Tunnel
	       incident' when you talk to the cop behind the desk. Choose this,
	       then head over to the H. Garland Station. Speak to the
	       stationmaster there, in the office. Then once you are ready
	       speak to the man next door, he is standing next to a few
	       construction Trotmobiles. Then you will be sent to the Tunnel.
	       Here, you have to fight a boss. This boss should be easy since
	       when you are running low on health you can examine the cart
	       you used to enter the Tunnel in order to refill your bars.
	       After you've beaten the Steam Village boss you will be rewarded
	       with the Plate.
	       Note: I believe that this is also part of the Villain side of
	       the story.

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Name: Hot Springs

Appearance: An outline of a hot spring with lines that resemble vapors.

Missable: No

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Easy

How-To-Obtain: To get this you first have to get the mission where you
	       transport Mallow from Neuhafen to Eurydika. Once there you will
	       fight Dudley, and he will accidentally uncover some hot springs
	       in the back of town after the battle. Talk to the Gold Miner
	       standing besides the springs and speak to him until he decides
	       to make a resort. He will tell you to get some lumber, so go
	       to Cuckoo Forest and buy some from the man in the Trot (he is
	       in an area nearby the group of Triclops). Once you've
	       given the man some lumber he will give you the Plate.

	       If you are going through the Villain Path, you have to finish
	       the game first. Then, if you visit Eurydika, you will see Dudley
	       waiting for you. Talk to him to start the battle.

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Name: Civ. Army

Appearance: A silhouette of a bird with the letter 'C' at the bottom of
	    the Plate.

Missable: No

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Easy

How-To-Obtain: This one is given to you during the story, so all you have
	       to do is follow the Hero Path to get it.

	       You can also get this after you beat the game, that is if
	       you joined the Bloody Mantis. Just visit the ex-base of the
	       Bloody Mantis at Fashion Poseur and talk to the bartender,
	       you will be given the option to buy the Plate if you don't
	       have it already.

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Name: B. Mantis

Appearance: The logo of the Black Mantis gang.

Missable: No

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Easy

How-To-Obtain: There are two ways to get this one.

	       The first way is to beat the game in the Hero Path. Just enter the
	       Black Mantis Base through the right dressing room in Fashion Poseur.
	       Speak to the bar man and buy it from him.

	       The other way is to join the Black Mantis, You will
	       be given this automatically once you do.

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Name: End Logo

Appearance: A picture of a music note with the word 'fin'.

Missable: No

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Super Easy

How-To-Obtain: Just beat the game... THAT'S IT!!! NOTHING ELSE IS
	       NEEDED!

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Name: Death Match

Appearance: A picture of a sword and a Trot arm making an 'X' sign.

Missable: Yes

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Hard

How-To-Obtain: Just find and fight all of the Trot Fighters
	       in the path you took. The ones available in the other path
	       will be unlocked once you've beaten the game. Just be sure that
	       you fight Connie once you meet her at Seagull Beach (THIS IS
	       YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO FIGHT HER!) Then save your game and exit to
	       the Main Screen. Choose the 'Battle Mode' option and then load your
	       file. Next, choose the 'Death Match' option. You will have to fight
	       all 32 fighters in one go in order to get this Plate, good luck!

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Name: Hustler

Appearance: A golden emblem at the bottom with 9 dots that are supposed to
	    represent billiard balls.

Missable: No

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty-To-Obtain: Hard (Not too hard if you use the Break-Ace Trick)

How-To-Obtain: Find all of the billiard players and face them in
	       a match of 9-Balls (LAWL). If you chose the Hero Path, Savory and
	       Dandelion will be unlocked automatically. After playing all
	       of the players, save and exit the game. In the Main Screen
	       choose the 'Billiards' option and load your game.
	       Play the tournament mode and beat all 5 players. You cannot
	       lose or else you have to start all over...

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Name: Museum

Appearance: I myself haven't seen the actual thing (stupid glitches!), but
	    according to SonicEdge7:
	    "It essentially looks like a bronze nautilus shell."
	    Intriguing...

Missable: Yes

Path-To-Take: Hero or Villain

Difficulty: Extremely Hard (Ugh... Wonderful... Wonderful Glitches.)

How-To-Obtain: You have to find all artifacts and donate them
	       to Belmond in Nefroburg's Museum to get this one. There are
	       2 types of stratums in the game. You have you to have a flatbed in
	       order to carry the fossils you find. And a Wide Flatbed for the
	       bigger fossils. There are small stratums in Wagtail Canyon, and
	       later in the game (after the Millamotive boss) there will be
	       big stratums. And behind Martlett Falls there are also these two
	       types of stratums, each beside the archaeologists. And then there
	       are the artifacts in the 3 dungeons.

NOTE: Apparently there is a glitch that causes certain artifacts to disappear.
      And there is another one I've experienced that causes Belmondo to not give
      you the Plate at all.

ANOTHER NOTE: SonicEdge7 says:
	      "Apparently, you must complete the museum quest before you complete
	       the game (before the Year After mode) while avoiding the Fenns Ruins
	       glitch in order to avoid the potential museum glitch."

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[3) Make Your Own] (xxmakexx)

If you've read the manual for the game you should know that you can make
your own personal Plates. There are up to 4 Plates you can make. The game
provides you with a canvas made up of squares. It's kind of like pixel art.
So if you've ever drawn a sprite you should know what to expect. Although
the number of colors available is somewhat limited.

Here are some tips you should follow (but don't need to, just my
recommendations):

- Find the center of the canvas before you start, it makes it a lot
easier for you to choose where you want to place you drawing.

- Make a rough draft of it using a dark color before you start coloring it.

- Once you are done with the rough draft, you should outline it using a
lighter or darker version of the drawings main color. It makes the
drawing stand out more. At least, that's what I do...

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[4) Contact Info] (xxcontxx)

If you find any mistakes (or just want to comment on how well it was written)
in this FAQ feel free to contact me at chaosc_13@yahoo.com. The subject has
to be 'RE: Steambot Chronicles Plates FAQ' or else I won't open it. And soon
enough, it'll be deleted!

Note: If you have a description for the Museum Plate, please contact me
immediately and tell me. For that, I'll give you a cyber cookie and add you
in the Special Thanks section of this FAQ.

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[5) Frequently Asked Questions] (xxfaqxx)

Even though this FAQ is not needed, I'll make one.

- Where is [insert Plate name here]?

  Look for it yourself using this FAQ.

- Is there a secret bonus Plate?

  No.

- How do I equip a Plate?

  Visit a mechanic and then choose to 'Customize Colors'. There will be
  a 'Change Plate' option.

- I found a mistake!

  Then tell me about it. Also, that is not a question.

- This FAQ sucks and is now about trains!

  Well... your mom's a train! Oooooh BURN! Also, that is not a
  question.

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[6) Sites allowed to use this FAQ] (xxallowxx)

This section lists the sites that have my permission to post this FAQ
on their page.

- GameFAQs.com
- Neoseeker.com
- 1UP.com
- SuperCheats.com

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[7) Special Thanks] (xxthanksxx)

>>> ATLUS: For bringing this gem over to our shores.
>>> Irem: For making this game.
>>> Tomm Hulett: For writing that awesome manual.
>>> Me: Because I wrote this.
>>> CJayC: For creating GameFaqs.
>>> SonicEdge7: For finally telling me how to get that elusive Museum Plate!

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[8) Legal Stuff] (xxlegalxx)

Copyright 2006-2010 Brian K.
This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal,
private use. It may not be placed on any web site (except GameFAQs.com) or
otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of
this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is
strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright.