VGSS's Dynasty Warriors 5 Pickups/Drops Guide.

Version 1.0 - April 6th, 2005.
    -90% complete
    Unreleased

Version 2.0 - April 11th, 2005.
    -100% complete, (to the best of my knowledge)
    First release. Notes section expanded.

Version 3.0 - 
    -Added missing locations submitted by others via email. Thanks!

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Email questions/comments to vgss@email.com

The Why: Since the days of pre-XL Dynasty Warriors 3, the Big Issue has
         been what stage was best for maxxing a character quickly. 
         Poppycock. There's no fun in playing the same level over and
         over again. That's the reason for this guide -- so you can
         play whatever stage you feel like and still rack up a decent
         reward.

Notes:

     - Landmarks given are designed to be as close as possible to the 
item in question. IE - If the directions say "northeast of the altar", 
you should look at most two visual fields away. I personally find this
much more precise than a descriptive pointer (like, "go down the west 
road and take the first right").

     - When I use the term "center of the map", it means the *point*
that you can find closest to the exact center of the stage. Example:
"center of map, western base" means from the center of the map, look
at the base to the west.

     - The term "XXX side of the map" means the boundries of the stage,
the physical edge of the map.

     - Cache means an item/weapon combo. (two boxes very close together)

     - Thanks to those on the Gamefaqs forums who added to my draft. Also,
big help from Muni Shinobu's faq for mosou wine/dim sum drops.

     - Dim sum/mosou wine will be +20 instead of +10 if you're playing a
five-star stage on normal difficulty or a four/five-star stage on hard. 
Not sure if this is only for pickups as compared to drops, or how exactly
mosou mode metes out difficulty rating. Just know that playing on hard
will make +20s more common.

     - For Dim Sum locations with multiple officers listed -- you can 
only get one per stage. It depends on which force you are fighting for 
and sometimes which player you choose. 

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180 AD - Battle of Xi Liang
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Cache:      Southeast of the center base.
Cache:      North of the northwest base.
Cache(x2):  North of the northeast base.
Mosou Wine: Northeast corner of the map.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Zhang Liang.

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Battle of Ji Province
---------------------

Cache:      Southeast of the altar.
Cache:      Center of the map, western base. Go southeast.
Cache:      Center of the map, eastern base. Go Southwest.
Cache:      Southeast corner of map.
Weapon:     North part of map, east of the base.
Mosou Wine: East of the altar.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Zhang Bao or Yuan Xi.

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181 AD - Battle of Liang Province
---------------------------------

Cache:      Southeast of Ma Teng's fort.
Cache:      Outside north entrance to Dong Zhuo's fort.
Weapon:     Northwest of the center base.
Item:       Northwest of Dong Zhuo's fort.
Mosou Wine: Southwest of the northeasternmost base.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Xua Xiong.

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182 AD - Struggle for Nan Zhong
-------------------------------

Cache:      North of the easternmost base.
Cache:      North side of map, east of the center gate.
Cache:      South of the center base.
Cache:      Southwest of the center base.
Mosou Wine: Northwest corner of map.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Yong Kai.

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183 AD - Battle of Nan Zhong
----------------------------

Cache:      Southeast of the northeastern base.
Cache:      Northeast of the westernmost base.
Cache:      East of the southernmost base.
Cache:      East of the southwestern base.
Weapon:     Road southeast of the poison swamp, right near the swamp.
Mosou Wine: East of the southwestern base.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Bo Zhang.

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184 AD - The Yellow Turban Rebellion
------------------------------------

Cache:      Southeast of the Zhang Bao's altar.
Cache:      West of Zhang Jiao's fort.
Cache:      Southwest of Zhang Liang's altar.
Item:       Southwest of the southeastern base.
Mosou Wine: North part of map, in the dead-end of the almost-circular trail.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Zhang Liang.

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191 AD - Battle of Si Shui Gate
-------------------------------

Cache:      North of the center base.
Cache:      West of the northernmost base.
Cache:      East of Si Shui Gate.
Mosou Wine: North side of map, eastermost gate.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Niu Fu or Yuan Shu.

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Battle of Hu Lao Gate
---------------------

Cache:      Northeastern base in the center of the map, north of there.
Cache:      Southwestern base in the center of the map, northeast of it.
Mosou Wine: North side of map, center base. Southeast of there by a gate.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Fan Chou or Jian Yong.

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192 AD - Battle of Chang Shan
-----------------------------

Cache:      West of the easternmost base.
Cache:      Southwest of the westernmost base.
Cache:      Center of map, western base. Southeast of there.
Mosou Wine: Southwest corner of map.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Yu Du.

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Battle of Jing Province
-----------------------

Cache:      East of the center base.
Cache:      Outside innermost castle gate.
Cache:      South of easternmost base.
Item:       Northwest corner of map, outside castle gate.
Item:       Northeast corner of map, outside castle gate.
Weapon:     Outside castle main south gate.
Mosou Wine: West of the center base
Dim Sum:    Defeat Huang Zu.

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197 AD - Battle of the Wu Territory
-----------------------------------

Cache:      West of the northern fort.
Cache:      Northeast of the center base.
Cache:      East of the western fort.
Cache:      West of the southern fort.
Item:       Southeast corner of the map.
Mosou Wine: Southeast corner of the western fort.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Yu Mi or Sun Quan.

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Battle of Wan Castle
--------------------

Cache:      Northeast corner of map.
Cache:      Southeast corner of map.
Cache:      Northwest corner of map.
Mosou Wine: Northeast corner of map.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Zhang Xiu.

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198 AD - Battle of Xia Pi
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Cache:      Center of the map, western base. South of there.
Cache:      Bridge south of the floodgates (all the way around map). East.
Item:       West of the northeasternmost base.
Mosou Wine: East of the southwesternmost base.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Zhang Liao or Xiahou Yuan.

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200 AD - Battle of Guan Du
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Weapon:     Center of the map, west base. South of there.
Weapon:     West of Wu Chao compound.
Item:       East of Wu Chao compound.
Mosou Wine: Northern part of Wu Chao compound.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Liu Yan or Chunyu Qiong

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200 AD - Guan Yu's Escape
-------------------------

Cache:      In front of the first gate.
Cache:      In front of the second gate.
Cache:      In front of the third gate.
Cache:      In front of the fourth gate.
Item:       In front of the fifth gate.
Mosou Wine: In front of the third gate.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Zhou Cang or Xiahou Dun.

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The Trials of Sun Ce
--------------------

Cache:      Northeast corner of map.
Item:       Center map, west of the house-thingy.
Weapon:     Center map, east of the house-thingy.
Mosou Wine: North of the eastern gate.

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208 AD - Battle of Xia Kou
--------------------------

Cache:      Center of the map, eastern base. Go south.
Cache:      Southwest of the southwestern base.
Cache:      Northwest of the center base.
Item:       West of the center base.
Item:       Southeast of the northwestern base.
Weapon:     East of Huang Zhu's fort.
Mosou Wine: East side of map, center gate.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Gan Ning.

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Battle of Chang Ban
-------------------

Cache:      East of the center map base.
Cache:      West of the southernmost base.
Cache:      Center of the map, southwest base. East of there.
Item:       Northwest of the southeasternmost base.
Mosou Wine: Southeast corner of the map.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Guan Yu or Yu Jin.

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Battle of Chi Bi
----------------

Cache:      East of Zhuge Liang's altar.
Cache(x2):  West side of map, just south Wei's boats.
Mosou Wine: From the eastern of the three biggest boats in Cao Cao's fleet,
            go 1 boat south. It's at the south end.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Dong Xi or Cai Mao.

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Escape from Chi Bi
------------------

Cache:      West side of map, near north gate.
Cache:      North side of map, near west gate.
Cache:      Center of map, southwestern lake. Dead-end northeast of there.
Item:       East side of map, northern gate.
Mosou Wine: Center of map, southwestern lake. Dead-end northeast of there.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Sun Quan or Xiahou Dun.

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211 AD - Battle of Tong Gate
----------------------------

Cache:      Northeast of the southeastern base.
Cache:      Southeast of the easternmost base.
Cache:      Outside of Tong Gate.
Cache:      East of the base due east of Tong Gate.
Item:       Southwest of the easternmost base.
Mosou Wine: Southeast of Tong Gate.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Xu Zhu or Ma Dai.

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214 AD - Battle of Cheng Du
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Cache:      East of the southern castle.
Cache:      Outside western castle's inner gate.
Item:       Southwest corner of the southern castle.
Mosou Wine: Western part of the western castle.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Meng Da

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215 AD - Battle of He Fei
-------------------------

Cache:      West side of map, center gate. Go east, it's south of the base.
Cache:      Between the two bases nearest Pang De.
Cache:      Southeast of the bases near Pang De.
Cache:      North part of map, center base. Go southwest.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Sun Shao or Cao Hong.

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The Invasion of Nan Zhong
-------------------------

Cache:      Southwest corner of the map, near base to the east.
Cache:      Southwest corner of the map, near base to the north.
Cache:      Easternmost part of the river.
Cache:      North of the center base.
Item:       Meng Huo's camp, west of the base.
Mosou Wine: Gate west of the center base.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Zhu Rong or Zhu Ran.

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219 AD - Battle of Mt. Ding Jun
-------------------------------

Cache:      South of the center base.
Cache:      Northeast of the center base.
Weapon:     Northwest of the southernmost base.
Mosou Wine: East of the center base.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Huang Zhong or Xiahou De.

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Battle of Fan Castle
--------------------

Cache:      West of the northernmost base.
Item:       Center of the map, western base. West of there
Item:       Center of the map, eastern base. North of there
Weapon:     East before the bridge leading to Fan Castle.
Mosou Wine: Northeast corner of the map, inside Fan Castle
Dim Sum:    Defeat Guan Xing (Wu), Guan Ping (Wei), or Pang De (Shu).

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222 AD - Battle of Yi Ling
--------------------------

Cache:      Northeast of original Shu main camp.
Cache:      North of center base.
Item:       North of original Shu main camp.
Mosou Wine: Southwest corner of the Stone Sentinel Maze
Dim Sum:    Defeat Zhuge Liang or Gan Ning.

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225 AD - Conquest of Nan Zhong
------------------------------

Cache:      Center of the map, eastern base. Go northwest.
Cache:      Center of the map, western base. Go north.
Cache:      North side of map, western base. Go east.
Item:       From the entrance to the northeastern shortcut path, head
            south on the *main road*.
Weapon:     The southeastern of the three shortcut paths, on the end
            furthest from Meng Huo's headquarters.
Mosou Wine: East side of map, gate which is part of a "T"-shaped 
            section of road.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Wu Tugu or Wei Yan.

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227 AD - "Battle of Tian Shui"
------------------------------

Cache:      Southeast of the northernmost base.
Cache:      North of the westernmost base.
Item:       Outside the south door to the southeast fort.
Item:       Outside the north door to the southwest fort.
Weapon:     Outside the south door to the southwest fort.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Zhao Yun.
Mosou Wine: Southeast corner of the southwest fort.

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228 AD - Battle of Jie Ting
---------------------------

Cache:      Eastern part of Ma Su's camp.
Cache:      West of the southeasternmost base.
Cache:      Center of map, northwest of the figure-eight path (by gate).
Item:       West side of map, gate in center.
Mosou Wine: Center of map, northwest of the figure-eight path (by gate).
Dim Sum:    Defeat Wang Ping or Cao Zhen.

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229 AD - Battle of Chen Cang
----------------------------

Cache:      South side of map, center base. Go west.
Cache:      Outside the western entrance to the castle.
Cache:      Northwest of the southwesternmost base.
Cache:      Northeast corner of the map.
Item:       Eastern part of the castle, northwest corner.
Mosou Wine: Southeast corner of the castle (on ramparts).
Dim Sum:    Defeat Cao Ren.

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234 AD - Battle of He Fei Castle
--------------------------------

Cache:      Southwest of the castle's secondary gate.
Weapon:     Southwest of the innermost gate.
Mosou Wine: Southwest corner of the map.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Taishi Ci or Sun Li.

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Battle of Bai Di Castle
------------------------

Cache:      Center of the map, southern base. Northeast of there.
Item:       West of the northernmost base.
Weapon:     Southeast of the southeasternmost base.
Weapon:     North of the easternmost base.
Mosou Wine: Southwest part of map, triangle-shaped section of path.
            From the eastern point, head northeast.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Jian Yong or Huang Gai.

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Battle of Wu Zhang Plains
-------------------------

Cache:      Base northwest of "hump" in the river. Northeast of there.
Cache:      Base northeast of "hump" in the river. Northeast of there.
Mosou Wine: West of the "hump" in the river, north of the river.
Dim Sum:    Defeat Wei Yan or Xu Zhu.