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*                       DRAKENGARD WEAPON HISTORY                             *
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*                          Written by Siela_                                  *
*                        Email: siela@freemail.hu                             *
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CONTENTS
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 1. ----- General information                            [GNIF]
 2. ----- Weapons of the first walkthrough               [1WLK]
   2a –-- Nowe’s Short words                             [1NS]
          - Nowe’s Sword                       [1NS01]
          - Oror’s Falconblade                 [1NS02]
          - Oror’s Lionblade                   [1NS03]
          - Savior Blade                       [1NS04]
          - Sealknife: Calamitous Strings      [1NS05]
          - Mage’s Promise                     [1NS06]
          - Kingsblood                         [1NS07]
          - Carrion Maker                      [1NS08]
          - Deathdance                         [1NS09]
          - Maiden Kris                        [1NS10]
          - Glory’s Bane                       [1NS11]
          - Hunter’s Joy                       [1NS12]
          - Flamberge                          [1NS13]
          - Scream                             [1NS14]
   2b --- Nowe’s Long swords                             [1NL]
          - Nowe’s Long Sword                  [1NL01]
          - Calf-carver                        [1NL02]
          - Bloody Fang                        [1NL03]
          - Silver Butterfly                   [1NL04]
          - Sealblade: Calamitous Verse        [1NL05]
          - Union                              [1NL06]
          - Injustice                          [1NL07]
          - Caim’s Sword                       [1NL08]
          - Takamasa                           [1NL09]
          - Skald’s Song                       [1NL10]
          - Nobuyoshi                          [1NL11]
          - Slaughterism                       [1NL12]
          - Soldier’s Sword                    [1NL13]
          - Guard’s Sword                      [1NL14]
          - Inuart’s Long Sword                [1NL15]
   2c –-- Eris’s Spears                                  [1E]
          - Eris’s Spear                       [1E01]
          - Sealspear: Calamitous Dance        [1E02]
          - Hanch’s Spear                      [1E03]
          - Robber King                        [1E04]
          - Victor’s Spoil                     [1E05]
          - Apostate’s Misery                  [1E06]
          - Sorrowborn                         [1E07]
          - Ozymandia’s Might                  [1E08]
          - Tower of Warning                   [1E09]
   2d –-- Manah’s Staves                                 [1M]
          - Manah’s Staff                      [1M01]
          - Knights of the Seal’s Curse Staff  [1M02]
          - Sealstaff: Calamitous Sonnet       [1M03]
          - Northern Siren                     [1M04]
          - Dream Blossom                      [1M05]
          - Wisdom                             [1M06]
          - Magi’s Sorrow                      [1M07]
          - Edacious                           [1M08]
          - Philosopher’s Staff                [1M09]
   2e --- Urick’s Axes                                   [1U]
          - Urick’s Axe                        [1U01]
          - Crimson Hood                       [1U02]
          - Executioner’s Song                 [1U03]
          - Foul Blade                         [1U04]
          - Mourning Thorn                     [1U05]
 3. ----- Weapons of the second walkthrough              [2WLK]
   3a –-- Nowe’s Short words                             [2NS]
          - Evil’s Bronze Blade                [2NS01]
          - Moonlit Beauty                     [2NS02]
          - Thief’s Secret                     [2NS03]
   3b --- Nowe’s Long swords                             [2NL]
          - Captured Goddess                   [2NL01]
          - Pitch Black                        [2NL02]
          - Sealblade: Calamitous Melody       [2NL03]
   3c –-- Eris’s Spears                                  [2E]
          - Falcon’s Pinion                    [2E01]
   3d –-- Manah’s Staves                                 [2M]
          - Phoenix Curse                      [2M01]
          - Yaha’s Staff                       [2M02]
   3e --- Urick’s Axes                                   [2U]
          - Broken Iron                        [2U01]
          - Zhangpo’s Axe                      [2U02]
          - Sealaxe: Calamitous Rhythm         [2U03]
 4. ----- Weapons of the third walkthrough               [3WLK]
   4a –-- Nowe’s Short words                             [3NS]
          - Hero’s Knife                       [3NS01]
   4b --- Nowe’s Long swords                             [3NL]
          - Moonfire                           [3NL01]
   4d –-- Manah’s Staves                                 [3M]
          - Monk’s Red Staff                   [3M01]
 5. ----- “Code needing weapons”                         [CNWP]
          - Writheheart                        [CNW1]
          - Sealaxe: Calamitous Rhythm         [CNW2]
          - Poisontongue                       [CNW3]
          - Widow’s Death                      [CNW4]
 6. ----- Version History and updates                    [VERH]
 7. ----- Legal information                              [LEGI]
 8. ----- Contact Information                            [CONT]
 9. ----- Credits and thanks                             [CRED]



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|1. General information                                [GNIF]                 |
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Thanks for reading my guide ^_^ 

This guide is based on the English version of Drakengard 2.
Includes the weapon history for all the weapons, attack and guard break 
information for the different levels.

At this moment the guide does not include the information of the place and time
you can obtain the weapons.

Also the experience points needed to level up and the range of the weapons
are not included, I'm thinking about including these later. 

Please note, that the order of the weapons is based on the order they are 
in the game, when you equip them on the Grand Wheel. It isn't the order you 
acquire them.



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| 2. Weapons of the first walkthrough                 [1WLK]                  |
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In the first walkthrough you can obtain 52 weapons:
29 Swords for Nowe ( 14 Short and 15 Long Sword), 9 Spears for Eris,
9 Staves for Manah and 5 Axes for Urick

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| 2a. Nowe’s Short Swords                              [1NS]                  |
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1) Nowe’s Sword                       [1NS01]
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   Attack power:  20 / 22 / 24 / 26
   Guard break:   18 / 18 / 20 / 24

   Level 1.
   This sword belonged to a hero
   called Iron Dragon of the Two
   Swords. It was a gift from a 
   female knight who trained
   him for his first battle.
   It saved the lives of many,
   including the Iron Dragon. He
   cherished it as though is was
   his own body.
   
   Level 2.
   One day, Iron Dragon entered 
   hidden land, lead by a priest’s
   divine guidance. There, he met a 
   dragon who spoke the words of
   men and a child who spoke the
   words of dragons. Iron Dragon
   knew right away that this must
   be the legendary savior, and
   asked for custody of the boy.
   But the dragon sneered...
   
   Level 3.
   “What right have you to take this
   child from his father? What could 
   you possibly offer him?” And Iron
   Dragon replied, “I shall become the
   child’s father. Without knowledge of
   human ways, this child would grow
   to become a wingless dragon – a 
   pointless creature. I vow to raise
   him to be a fine knight. So it is
   a future that I offer to the child.”
   
   Level 4.
   Amused the dragon said, “Fine. 
   You shall take the child, but I
   shall come with him, for only I can
   teach him the ways of dragons.”
   Iron Dragon agreed, and presented
   his sword as a token of his pledge.
   The dragon sneered at the foolish
   human gesture, and threw the sword
   into his lair – the only world his 
   child had ever known until then.


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2) Oror’s Falconblade                 [1NS02]
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   Attack power:  65 / 74 / 82 / 90
   Guard break:   46 / 52 / 58 / 64

   Level 1.
   Once, one of Sir Gismor’s men was
   caught attempting to steal General
   Oror’s sword. When he was brought
   before his master, Sir Gismor
   harshly reprimanded the knight, and 
   threatened to execute him. The 
   knight pleaded, “I only wished to be 
   more like General Oror.” When
   Oror heard this, he interrupted 
   Sir Gismor, and began to speak...
   
   Level 2.
   “This sword was crafted after the
   elfin myth of two brothers who
   become the gods of destruction. 
   The older one was called Falcon, 
   and possessed the gift of knowledge.
   The younger one was called Lion, 
   and possesses the gift of might.
   They fought in a war between 
   humans and elves.
   
   Level 3.
   “Using their gifts, Falcon and Lion
   brought mankind to its knees.
   But with the end of the war, there
   was no one left to test their skills
   against, so they continued 
   their quest for knowledge and
   power. Eventually, Flacon gained
   the knowledge of the universe and
   Lion cracked open the earth and 
   sky with his fists.
   
   Level 4.
   “The brothers had become the gods
   of destruction, and the elves had no
   choice but to seal them in “Hero’s 
   Time”, using the lives and souls of
   millions. Your crime is the same as
   the brothers’. But in the name of my
   sword, Gismor, I beg you: spare this
   man.” And so the knight was spared.
   But I never forgot the darkness I
   saw in Gismor’s eyes that day.


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3) Oror’s Lionblade                   [1NS03]
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   Attack power:  54 / 60 / 68 / 78
   Guard break:   40 / 45 / 48 / 50

   Level 1.
   Violence. Death. Ruin.
   Eighteen years ago, Oror was a 
   general in the army of the Union, 
   and led his forces against the 
   armies of the Empire. During one
   fateful battle, a catastrophe befell
   the world and lightning rained
   down from the skies killing Oror’s
   men where they stood.
   
   Level 2.
   Loss. Starvation. Disease. 
   The heroes saved the world from
   chaos and the was ended quickly,
   but the wounds caused by
   catastrophe were felt by mankind  
   for many years to come.
   
   During that time, Oror traveled the
   world trying to bring hope to the 
   people. Their pitiful plight broke
   his heart.
   
   Level 3.
   Flags. Armor. Spears.
   Oror had learned that the heroes had
   formed a band of knight, sealed 
   the “fire”, and were now working
   to save the needy. Knowing that 
   he could not save humanity alone, 
   Oror willingly joined the knight.
   With knights under his command,
   he dedicated his life to saving 
   as many people as possible.
   
   Level 4.
   Death. Love. Hate.
   Caught up in the internal politics
   of the heroes, Oror lost his life.
   Gismor was the culprit.
   
   However, Oror did not hate Gismor.
   for his crime. His love for
   humanity would not permit such
   hatred, ever for his murder.
   And so Oror remained true to
   His was of life, until death.


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4) Savior Blade                       [1NS04]
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   Attack power:  20 / 24 / 28 / 32
   Guard break:    2 /  4 /  8 / 12

   Level 1.
   Once upon a time, a land faced
   Destruction due to the deception that
   corrupted people’s heart.
   
   Level 2.
   Mourning the state of his realm, the
   king passed a new law sentencing
   to death anyone who spread false
   hope among his people, with lies
   that the country was being rebuilt.
   
   Level 3.
   It was then that a merchant 
   appeared before the king with a 
   sword that only killed liars. The king
   rejoiced, and paid a good sum of 
   gold to purchase the sword.
   
   Level 4.
   Eager to test his miraculous
   acquisition, the king swung the
   sword at the merchant and
   clove him clean in two.
   
   The king mourned once again...


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5) Sealknife: Calamitous Strings      [1NS05]
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   Attack power:  5 / 6 / 8 / 70
   Guard break:   4 / 4 / 6 / 46

   Level 1.
   A master blacksmith, embittered
   by the god’s maltreatment of the
   world, vowed to forge a weapon
   with which to destroy them.
   
   Level 2.
   The power of the seal negates
   the power of the gods, and the 
   seal derives its power from the 
   goddess...
   
   So the blacksmith sealed the power
   of the goddess into his creation.
   
   Level 3.
   The goddess lived for her love. She
   gave her body for the sake of her
   beloved. She was a fiery goddess.
   
   Level 4.
   Sealed inside was the fire, the spirit
   that nurtures the life of the red
   earth...


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6) Mage’s Promise                     [1NS06]
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   Attack power:   52 /  62 /  74 /  86
   Guard break:   112 / 126 / 140 / 154

   Level 1.
   There once was a man, strong of
   limb, who lived in a poor village.
   A caring fellow, he decided to join 
   the army and earn a better life for
   his fellow villagers. Grateful for his
   gesture, they presented him with a 
   silver club before his departure.
   
   Level 2.
   To the kind-hearted man, the 
   battlefield was hell itself. Stunned
   by the gruesome reality of war, he
   ran away before even swinging
   his club. Dejected, he returned to 
   the village.
   
   Level 3.
   He retuned to the village to find
   It burned down to the ground; his people
   massacred. Despairing, he cursed
   the heavens, cursed his weakness, 
   and pleaded with the devil
   for more strength.
   
   Level 4.
   Back on the battlefield, he swung
   with the blind fury of a 
   wild animal. In the end, he split
   his own head open with the it, and
   only the cursed club remained.


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7) Kingsblood                         [1NS07]
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   Attack power:  75 / 82 / 88 / 94
   Guard break:   68 / 74 / 79 / 84

   Level 1.
   Once, there lived two generals.
   One possessed supreme bravery
   and the other possessed supreme 
   intellect. The two men admired
   each other and trained together
   to become better soldiers, until
   one day, their hearts were stolen
   by this ancient sword, Kingsblood.
   They fought to decide who should
   own it.
   
   Level 2.
   The battle for Kingsblood led to 
   war. The brave general fought using
   what he called “ Iron Guard”
   formation – a strategy dependent on
   sheer effort and hardship. It had 
   served him well throughout his
   glittering military career. The astute 
   general meanwhile, used srategies
   never before seen in the battlefield.
   No on knew who would prevail.
   
   Level 3.
   The brave general’s direct approach
   dominated at first, but as time
   passed, the astute general’s ever-
   changing strategies began to turn
   the battle to his favor. So the brave
   general’s army held on with dogged
   determination, and managed, at
   length to cancel out the astute
   general’s advantage.
   The was had reached a stalemate.
   
   Level 4.
   After the war, a villager visited the
   battlefield and said: ” They were
   both great generals. If only their
   talents had not been polarized...
   If only they had possessed a 
   balance of might and intellect, 
   we would have been spared the
   tragedies of war.”


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8) Carrion Maker                      [1NS08]
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   Attack power:  32 / 35 / 38 / 45
   Guard break:   64 / 70 / 76 / 90

   Level 1.
   The iron club was placed at the
   corner of the torture chamber.
   After prisoners had been 
   subjects to every conceivable 
   form of torture, it would make
   an appearance.
   
   Level 2.
   With their bodies in mutilated
   ruins, victims longed for the iron
   club’s fatal blow, and an end to
   the pain.
   
   Level 3.
   From toothless mouths, they would 
   wail, “The club! The club! Please,
   show me the club!” And, like a 
   bloody angel, the iron club would 
   come to answer their prayer.
   
   Level 4.
   The weapon turned its victim into
   meat with a single crushing blow,
   then waited in silence for the next
   prayer.
   
   Caked in flesh and blood, it came 
   to resemble the bodies it violated.


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9) Deathdance                         [1NS09]
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   Attack power:  28 / 30 / 32 / 36
   Guard break:   16 / 16 / 20 / 30

   Level 1.
   Long ago, in a war-torn region
   where a small nation constantly
   fought for supremacy, one country
   thrived under the leadership of a 
   great hero. In time, he became an
   emperor and his armies conquered 
   the neighboring lands. Exhausted
   by years of war, the conquered
   subjects of this new emperor
   welcomed his rule.
   
   Level 2.
   The emperor held a feast from time
   to time. It was the one luxury he
   allowed himself. Disregarding the
   advice of his council, he would even
   entertain guests from enemy 
   nations. That day, he had invited a 
   beautiful dancer to perform for him.
   She hailed from a country which
   had resisted his conquest for 
   several years.
   
   Level 3.
   The dancer possessed such beauty
   and grace, she stole the emperor’s 
   heart in an instant. At the end of
   her performance, he applauded
   generously and ordered her to 
   approach his throne so that he
   might reward her. As he reached out
   to hand her a priceless ring, she
   stabbed him through the heart with
   the sword she’s used in her dance.
   
   Level 4.
   Bereft of its emperor, the empire 
   soon crumbled, and the flames of
   war engulfed the region once again.
   War brought suffering and death to
   the people of every nation.
   
   The assassin’s sword was lost, but
   its story and cruel legacy remains.


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10) Maiden Kris                       [1NS10]
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   Attack power:  65 / 72 / 79 /  85
   Guard break:   52 / 72 / 95 / 114

   Level 1.
   A short sword lay, at the corner of
   the altar in the shrine. During its
   construction, the sword was
   used to take the lives of sacrificial 
   maidens, whose blood was offered
   to earn the blessing of the gods.
   
   Level 2.
   The number of maidens sacrificed
   is the number of the pillars.
   Each of the maidens, who died
   against their will, cursed the
   sword with their last breath.
   
   Level 3.
   Soon after the shrine’s completion,
   the priests fell victim to disease
   and misfortune. One by one their 
   order dwindled and the shrine was
   eventually abandoned in the wake
   of the war.
   
   Level 4.
   Several hundred years later, the
   shrine still stood. Resting on its
   forgotten altar, the cursed sword
   remained, casting an eerie light
   around the murdered maidens’ 
   tomb.


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11) Glory’s Bane                      [1NS11]
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   Attack power:  25 / 25 / 25 / 28
   Guard break:    1 /  1 /  1 /  2

   Level 1.
   Once upon a time, on a warm spring
   day, an evil dragon attacked a 
   palace. He killed the royal family,
   the palace guard, and even the 
   court jester, just because he felt
   like it. Satisfied with his work, the
   dragon settled down for a nap in the 
   throne room, and it was then that a 
   little girl walked in, holding a sword.
   She shook the dragon awake.
   
   Level 2.
   She asked, “Could you tell me
   where the king is, please? I have to
   kill him.” Rather taken back, the
   dragon replies, “I’ve already eaten
   him.” Hearing this, the little girl
   bow politely and said “Thank 
   you very much!” Puzzled by her
   appreciation, the dragon asked,
   “Why do you thank me, little girl?”
   
   Level 3.
   The girl replied, “The king you ate
   was not the true king. My dead 
   mummy told me that he took the
   palace from my daddy. That’s why
   I had to kill him – to get my palace
   back!” The little girl wasn’t lying 
   either. She really was the rightful
   heir t the throne.
   
   Level 4.
   The girl continued, “Now I’m Queen, 
   I’m going to kill all the people who
   let my daddy die!” The dragon
   laughed and said,” Very well, little
   Queen. Then I shall bestow my 
   power upon you and your sword.”
   So they exchanged their beating 
   hearts. Then the little girl took her
   sword, slaughtered everyone, and
   lived happily aver after.


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12) Hunter’s Joy                      [1NS12]
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   Attack power:  18 / 20 / 22 / 24
   Guard break:   27 / 30 / 34 / 38

   Level 1.
   A lord with a penchant for hunting
   once owned this sword. With it at
   his side, he would ride out into the
   forest and not return until he had
   slaughtered all the animals he
   could find. Several decades later,
   when the lord’s grandson inherited
   the title, he also inherited this
   sword.
   
   Level 2.
   The new lord was a gentle soul, and
   wasn’t fond of hunting – until the
   day he found this sword among his
   grandfather’s possessions. From
   then on, his interest grew and he
   began to make frequent hunting
   trips.
   
   Level 3.
   As the months passed, the young
   lord’s behavior became more and more
   eccentric. He would lick the 
   food off his plate and was 
   sometimes seen walking on all 
   fours around the castle. Then 
   one day he disappeared.
   
   Level 4.
   No one knew what had become
   of him - only that a beastly roaring
   could be heard echoing from deep
   within the castle dungeons. It is 
   said that it can still be heard
   to this day.


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13) Flamberge                         [1NS13]
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   Attack power:  92 / 95 / 97 / 98
   Guard break:   74 / 75 / 76 / 76

   Level 1.
   The dragon faced certain death, 
   he lamented: why had he tried to
   save the life of a wretched human
   child, only to fly straight into the
   trap of dragon hunters? With his 
   consciousness fading, the dragon
   thought he saw a man fighting.
   When he awoke, the man was 
   treating his wounds.
   
   Level 2.
   The man who saved the dragon’s 
   life aspired to become king. The
   dragon was not interested in such
   matters, but he thought that he would
   make a fine ruler. Suddenly, an
   arrow pierced the man’s chest.
   The dragon hunters had called in
   reinforcements. Critically injured, 
   he groaned and fell to his knees.
   
   Level 3.
   Struggling to his feet, the man
   fought back bravely, but his wound
   was slowing him down. Just as 
   it seemed he was about to be
   overwhelmed, the sound of tearing
   flesh filled the air. The dragon had
   torned out its own tongue! When the
   man pierced the tongue with his
   sword, a wall of flame spilled out
   burning the dragon hunters to ash.
   
   Level 4.
   “I’d hate to sacrifice myself for a 
   mere human, but I do not wish to 
   live with your death on my
   conscience.” Said the dragon, as he
   closed his eyes. At that moment,
   a bond that transcended species
   was forged. With Flamberge in his
   hand, the man later became king.


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14) Scream                            [1NS14]
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   Attack power:  47 / 48 / 50 / 54
   Guard break:   28 / 28 / 30 / 32

   Level 1.
   The young man lived to trick young
   girls. Gleefully he stole their hearts
   and wealth. But in time, the women
   he’d scorned banded together and
   sought the help of the faerie king,
   who sealed the young man’s spirit
   in a sword. Trapped inside the cold
   blade, he came to regret his sins.
   Then time passed, the women grew
   old, and one by one they died.
   
   Level 2.
   With each women’s death, time, 
   Which had been halted, returned to
   the man who had never known old
   age within the blade. As it did so,
   his hatred for the women who had
   imprisoned him grew. When the last
   of the women died, the curse was
   finally broken, and he regained his
   physical form.
   
   Level 3.
   Once the young man’s body had
   been restored, his desire knew no
   bounds. He tricked one woman 
   after another, stole hearts and
   wealth – until one day, he met a 
   beautiful young woman, and fell in
   love for the very first time. He gave
   her all his live and wealth, but she
   felt nothing for him, and left town
   with another man.
   
   Level 4.
   The young woman committed then
   same crime as the young man
   and, in time, the men she’s scorned
   tried to seal her spirit into this
   sword. Just as they were about to
   cast the sealing spell, the young
   man pushed his beloved out of the
   way and took her place inside the
   blade, which was turned red by his
   passion. There he remains.



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| 2b. Nowe’s Long Swords                              [1NL]                   |
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1) Nowe’s Long Sword                  [1NL01]
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   Attack power:  10 / 12 / 14 / 16
   Guard break:   10 / 10 / 12 / 14

   Level 1.
   A gift from the previous general.
   Nowe received this sword on the
   day he joined the knights as a 
   trainee.

   Since taking him in from the wild,
   General Oror had been Nowe’s 
   human father, teaching him the
   ways of men.

   Level 2.
   Oror was a strong and generous
   man whose skills with the sword was
   without equal. He was Nowe’s 
   hero. Mocked by some as a wild
   beast, Nowe dreamed of one day
   becoming  as strong and generous
   a human being as his adoptive 
   father. Cherishing that dream, he
   trained every day with his sword
   and lived the life of a knight.
   
   Level 3.
   During Nowe’s first battle, Oror
   saved his life. The cruel reality of
   wall, all noise and blood and death
   was too much for the young Nowe
   to take in. He stood transfixed
   frozen with fear.
   
   Seeing this, Oror rushed to his 
   son’s side and commanded Nowe
   to listen carefully to his words.
   
   Level 4.
   “The sword takes life, but is also
   saves the lives of your friends.
   What matters is the will of the 
   one who holds the sword.”
   
   So... would Nowe use this sword to
   Take life or save ir? Neither the 
   sword nor Oror could answer that
   question.


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2) Calf-carver                        [1NL02]
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   Attack power:  45 / 48 / 54 /  68
   Guard break:   90 / 92 / 96 / 124

   Level 1.
   There once was an extremely
   valiant and intelligent general.
   Tales of his bravery spread far
   and wide, and the streets echoed 
   with his name.
   
   Level 2.
   The king felt threatened by his
   general’s popularity. He arrested
   the general without reason, and
   threw him into a dungeon deep
   inside the castle. The dungeon was
   known to drive its captive insane
   within three days.
   
   Level 3.
   Three years later, the king visited
   the dungeon. There he saw the 
   general, both of his legs rotted
   away, glaring back at him with
   unchanged intensity. The general’s
   stare enraged the king, and, 
   wandering why he hadn’t done so
   three years before, he drew his 
   sword and prepared to deal the
   finishing blow.
   
   Level 4.
   Just before the point of the king’s
   sword could pierce the general’s 
   heart, he produced a sword from
   the pile of rags behind him and
   stabbed the tyrant, killing him
   instantly. He had fashioned the
   sword from the bones of his own
   legs, which he had amputated for
   the purpose. The general went on
   to become a noble and just king.


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3) Bloody Fang                        [1NL03]
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   Attack power:  42 / 45 / 48 / 55
   Guard break:   34 / 36 / 38 / 45

   Level 1.
   The sword smith longed to create a 
   perfect sword – a sword that would
   tear through a limb with one slash, 
   and impale organs with a single
   thrust. A sword that would make 
   its victims suffer right up to their
   dying breath.
   
   Level 2.
   In search of the cruelest of agonies, 
   the sword smith worked night and 
   day. After months of toil, it was
   complete – a sword that would deal
   unending pain to its victims.
   All that remained was to test its
   abilities.
   
   Level 3.
   The sword smith took the weapon 
   to his king, and told him that even
   the most courageous man would
   tell its wielder anything he wanted 
   to know.
   
   When the king tested his claim,
   he found the sword smith’s words
   to be true: prisoners divulged 
   their secrets without hesitation.
   
   Level 4.
   Elated with the sword, the king
   demanded to know how it was 
   forged, but the sword smith refused
   to reveal his methods, fearing his
   masterpiece would be copied.
   As a result, he got to experience
   his work first hand. He shed tears
   of joy at the quality of his creation.


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4) Silver Butterfly                   [1NL04]
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   Attack power:  10 / 10 / 10 / 140
   Guard break:   10 / 10 / 10 / 100

   Level 1.
   A lady was married off at a young
   Age to a count in a nearby land. She
   was blessed with a kind husband
   and servants, but her life was a 
   bore. She confided her malcontent
   to her husband, who suggested that
   she go on a journey. There were
   many things she needed to learn as 
   a countess, he said. She appreciated 
   her husband’s understanding.
   
   Level 2.
   She heard many riveting tales
   From other travelers. There were
   Stories of farmers whose lives
   changed with the seasons; of
   children surviving without their
   parents; of the betrayal and 
   treachery of kings in foreign lands.
   After two eventful years on the
   road, the countess began the 
   voyage home as she had promised.

   Level 3.
   When she returned, the countess
   found her husband confused and
   weak. The mansion was in ruins, 
   deserted apart from her husband
   and his favorite servant. Suddenly
   she realized that her journey had
   been the servant’s idea, a part of
   his scheme to take over the estate.
   “But surely a loving wife would 
   notice such a plot?” he smirked.
   
   Level 4.
   The servant was arrested and
   executed, but the count never
   regained his health. He died quietly, 
   leaving the devastated countess to 
   mourn. She had his body cremated, 
   and his ashes encased in a large
   sword. The butterfly engraved on
   the blasé was based on a mask the 
   countess had brought as a gift for
   her husband during her travels.


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5) Sealblade: Calamitous Verse        [1NL05]
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   Attack power:  96 / 97 / 98 /  98
   Guard break:   90 / 92 / 96 / 104

   Level 1.
   A master blacksmith, embittered
   by the god’s maltreatment of the
   world, vowed to forge a weapon
   with which to destroy them.
   
   Level 2.
   So the power of the seal negated 
   the power of the gods? ...And the
   seal derived its power from the 
   goddess? 
   
   ...and this master blacksmith sealed
   the power of the goddess into some 
   kind of weapon?
   
   Level 3.
   A trainee blacksmith heard these
   rumors, and decided he could make
   a tidy profit if he made a weapon
   like the one in the legends.
   
   Level 4.
   After many months of hard work,
   the blacksmith finally completed
   the weapon, but no one knows what
   became of him after that.
   
   Some said he had been attacked
   by a thief who desired the sword,
   others said it was the curse of the
   goddess, but no one knew for sure.


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6) Union                              [1NL06]
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   Attack power:  28 / 28 / 28 / 30
   Guard break:   14 / 15 / 16 / 18

   Level 1.
   In his instructions to the royal sword
   smith, the king demanded that his
   new sword should combine the 
   fang of a behemoth, the beak of a 
   gryphon, the talon of a dragon, and
   iron from the eastern lands.
   
   Though he knew the task would be 
   long and arduous, the faithful smith
   vowed to make the weapon and set
   out to find the materials right away.
   
   Level 2.
   Clearly, the smith needed help, but 
   no traveling companion could be
   found. Nor was it any surprise that
   no one rose to the challenge; it was
   because the kingdom was weak
   that the king had searched the 
   library to find a sword powerful
   enough to protect his subjects.
   This was no mere whim, the smith
   knew – he had to find a way.
   
   Level 3.
   So, the sword smith traveled alone,
   But two months passed without any
   progress. Navigating the monster
   infested wilderness was proving
   to be difficult and he was close to
   despair. It was then that a hero of
   the time happened to pass by, and, 
   after listening to the smith’s tale,
   he agreed to lend a much needed
   hand. The two fought on together.
   
   Level 4.
   After countless adventure, the 
   faithful smith forged the king’s 
   sword. Sadly, it did not possess as
   much power as the kind had hoped, 
   but he was still elated with it.
   
   Using the power of the sword, the
   king kept the monsters at bay and 
   continued to rule the land. The 
   smith was duly knighted and served
   his king for many happy years.


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7) Injustice                          [1NL07]
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   Attack power:  38 / 40 / 43 / 46
   Guard break:   30 / 32 / 34 / 36

   Level 1.
   Generation of heroes carried
   this sword as the symbol of freedom.
   To carry this sword, and to win
   acclaim as heroes, they had to shed
   much blood.
   
   Level 2.
   With this sword in hand, the heroes
   invaded foreign lands in the name 
   of freedom. 
   Their soldiers looted the lands
   and many innocent people
   died.

   Level 3.
   The sword was later stolen by a 
   bandit and sold to a warmongering 
   general. Subsequently, he too
   invaded neighboring kingdoms is
   the name of freedom, his soldiers
   looted the lands, and many
   innocent people died.
   
   Level 4.
   After each war, the sword changed
   hands. To this day, no one could find
   a hero wielding in the name of
   freedom.


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8) Caim’s Sword                       [1NL08]
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   Attack power:  100 / 110 / 120 / 128
   Guard break:    92 / 108 / 124 / 124

   Level 1.
   Eighteen years ago, when the world
   faced destruction, a human and a 
   dragon dared to fight the gods. In
   the end, the dragon gave her life to
   save the world. Left behind, the 
   man wandered the desolate lands, 
   his heart full of sorrow.
   
   Accompanying him on his journey
   was the very same girl who brought
   mankind to the brink of extinction. 
   
   Level 2.
   Betraying the alliance he’s formed
   during the war, the old hierarch
   altered the seal to increase the
   dragon’s burden. When the
   wandering man felt the dragon’s
   agony, the girl sensed his distress
   and made her escape. Alone again,
   his mind was consumed by thoughts 
   of vengeance and his hollow soul 
   burned with bloodlust once more.
   
   Level 3.
   Caim hunted down the treacherous 
   hierarch. Ignoring his pleas for
   mercy, he killed him with a single
   blow. However, Caim’s efforts were
   in vain: the seal was permanently 
   altered. The burden was tearing the
   dragon’s mind apart, so the world’s
   former savior faced a similar
   choice... But this time, Caim would
   choose the dragon over the world.
   
   Level 4.
   Caim and Angelus were finally
   reunited, when all the keys to the
   seal had been broken. Once more,
   the world faced destruction, but at
   least they were together – complete.
   They vowed then never to part
   again – a vow they kept until the
   end.
   
   After that, only Caim’s sword
   Remained in the doomed world.


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9) Takamasa                           [1NL09]
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   Attack power:  136 / 136 / 136 / 138
   Guard break:     2 /  12 /  28 /  64

   Level 1.
   After a lengthy war, the warrior
   finally captured Takamasa from his
   enemy, a mere fugitive.
   
   Level 2.
   The fugitive’s skills were no match
   for his own, but as soon as their
   swords crossed, the warrior’s blade
   broke in two. Risking his life, the
   warrior allowed the fugitive to
   plunge Takamasa into his shoulder.
   Inching agonizingly down its blade,
   He advanced and stabbed his
   enemy to death with the broken
   sword.
   
   Level 3.
   “Let him cut my flesh and I shall
   break his bones.” Takamasa
   responded well to the warrior’s 
   philosophy. Armed with the
   legendary blade, he became a 
   renowned hero.
   
   One day, he was ordered to kill a 
   demon with the strength of one
   hundred men and a body like steel.
   
   Level 4.
   Showing no sign of fear, the warrior
   approached the demon and 
   challenged it to strike him. Laughing 
   at this folly, it shattered his body 
   with a single mighty punch - but 
   even as it did so, Takamasa pierced 
   its scaly throat, killing it instantly. 
   "Let him break my bones, and I 
   shall take his life." The warrior's 
   spirit lived on inside the sword.


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10) Skald’s Song                      [1NL10]
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   Attack power:  26 / 26 / 28 / 32
   Guard break:   16 / 19 / 20 / 26

   Level 1.
   In a cold land to the north, there
   lived two sisters who loved each
   other very much. They made their
   living as blacksmith and owned a 
   little workshop in the village. One
   day, they were working hard as 
   usual when a villager ran in, and
   told them that their mother - who
   had been missing since they were
   little – had been found!
   
   Level 2.
   The sister’s mother was trapped
   inside a glacier on the top of a 
   mountain, as beautiful as the day
   she disappeared. The sisters tried
   to destroy the glacier, but none of
   their smithing tools could make
   any impression on the iron-hard
   glacial ice.

   Level 3.
   When nothing else showed any sign
   of working, one of the sisters said,
   “Sister, what about one of our
   swords?” So they too their finest
   creation, Skald’s Song, and swung 
   it at the glacier. As the blade
   touched the ice, there was a mighty
   explosion and the sisters found 
   themselves in the loving arms
   of their long lost mother.
   
   Level 4.
   “How you’re both grown!’
   Their mother had survived inside
   the glacier for all that time. The
   sisters cried tears of joy and talked
   so their mother for days on end.
   
   When they finally got up to leave, 
   their mother made no attempt to 
   stop them. They were, after all, 
   smiths who commanded fire.


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11) Nobuyoshi                         [1NL11]
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   Attack power:  80 / 40 / 10 / 100
   Guard break:   60 / 20 /  5 / 145

   Level 1.
   In an eastern land, a poet, who
   made his living singing songs, grew
   weary of his trade, when he realized
   he’d reached the limits of his talents.
   While contemplating what else he
   might do with his life, he saw a 
   beautiful sword in the window of a 
   pawnshop. Enchanted by its
   crimson blade, he bought the sword
   and took it home.
   
   Level 2.
   That night he slept with the sword
   by his side. As he began to dream, 
   an imp appeared and demanded a 
   trade. He said that if the poet
   gave up his name, the imp would
   gave him talent in return.
   
   Level 3.
   The poet gave his name to the imp
   without a second thought. In return,
   he received a beautiful body and 
   an exquisite talent for songs
   overnight.
   
   Level 4.
   But without a name, the beautiful
   poet lost more and more of his 
   humanity as the days went by. 
   One faithful morning, he awoke to 
    find that he'd been turned into an imp! 
   
   Fearing to be seen in the world 
   of men, he fled and was never 
   seen again. He left behind the 
   beautiful sword, now granted 
   a name.


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12) Slaughterism                      [1NL12]
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   Attack power:  96 / 98 / 102 / 108
   Guard break:   70 / 85 /  96 / 110

   Level 1.
   What has happened to me?
   Every time I wield this sword - 
   every time I see blood pour
   out of my victim’s neck – I’m 
   overwhelmed with unspeakable
   joy.
   
   Level 2.
   Crimson blood paints the street
   red. It stains my pale body scarlet.
   Its vivid hue is burned into my
   eyes and won’t leave my mind...
   Blood, blood, blood, blood.
   
   Level 3.
   The blood gushes out with a happy
   splash!
   
   When it’s all gone, I’m sad, so I find
   new flesh and tear it up! It’s best
   when it’s warm, but I like it cold too!
   
   When it’s dry, it’s not so red, which
   isn’t much fun, but it’s still blood,
   so I still like it very, very much!
   Blood, blood, blood, blood !
   
   Level 4.
   BlOody, bLoOdY, BLooDY, bLOod!!
   CRiMsOn BLOOD!! BLoODy RED!!
   ReD, CrImSOn, SCaRLeT!!!


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13) Soldier’s Sword                   [1NL13]
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   Attack power:  15 / 16 / 18 / 20
   Guard break:   10 / 12 / 14 / 15

   Level 1.
   This sword was forged by a tribe 
   using a closely guarded secret
   technique. In order to maintain
   secrecy, a daughter of the tribe
   was forced to kill her lover, 
   whom the elders suspected of
   spying for a neighboring tribe.
   She committed suicide soon after.
   
   Level 2.
   The tribe secrecy was maintained
   but it came at a high price.
   Paranoia gradually spread, and the
   tribe began to punish and torture
   its own. They blackmailed each
   other and soon, all order was lost.
   
   Level 3.
   The torture methods were cruel.
   Some died of having melted iron
   poured into their mouth, and
   others simply lost their minds
   from the trauma of the ordeal.
   
   Level 4.
   Then all trust was lost within the 
   tribe, they began to murder one 
   another, and in a matter of days
   they had wiped themselves out.
   And so their technique
   remained a secret for all times,
   just as they had wished.


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14) Guard’s Sword                     [1NL14]
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   Attack power:  36 / 42 / 48 / 56
   Guard break:   54 / 57 / 60 / 64

   Level 1.
   The man who wielded this sword
   used to belong to the Knights of
   the Seal. His rank placed him
   directly above the one they called
   “dragon child.”
   
   Level 2.
   The knight challenged the dragon
   child to a duel, scheming to halt
   the young knight’s stratospheric 
   rise through the ranks and earn 
   himself a reputation in the 
   bargain. However, the dragon
   child easily defeated the knight.
   Humiliated, he trained night and 
   day and won promotion to platoon
   commander.
   
   Level 3.
   While he was on duty with his
   platoon, a traitor known as “the
   one-eyed man” attacked them and
   massacred half of their numbers
   without breaking a sweat. Terrified,
   the knight fled from the battle,  
   abandoning his friends to their fate.
   
   Level 4.
   He could never return to the order
   after deserting them in their time 
   of need. Stripped of his rank, and
   having even lost his sword, he
   wandered into the wilderness and
   was never seen again.


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15) Inuart’s Long Sword               [1NL15]
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   Attack power:  46 / 49 / 55 / 68
   Guard break:   50 / 54 / 60 / 68

   Level 1.
   In a solitary confinement somewhere
   In the desert, a man was tied to a 
   stake. He had fought to protect 
   the one he loved, but lacked the 
   strength to save her, and stood on
   the brink of despair. He could
   remember her smile... but her smiles
   were directed at her brother.
      
   Level 2.
   Drifting in and out of consciousness, 
   he was about to accept his fate
   when a girl appeared before him.
   Her eyes were a deep crimson and
   glistened like rubies. She smiled
   like the pretty little girl that she
   was, but spoke in a strange voice...
   It was the voice of neither a child
   nor an adult.
   
   Level 3.
   “If I only had more strength...”
   
   Her crimson eyes peered into the
   Weak man’s mind. He became the 
   girl’s servant. Beyond that, he
   could remember nothing...
   
   The only thing he could remember
   was seeing his beloved kill herself
   in front of him... Then, standing
   before the Seed of Destruction...
   
   Level 4.
   Eighteen years later...
   
   The man’s long sword now belonged
   to a boy raised by a dragon. The 
   sword was used to fight his lover’s
   brother, the one-eyed man.
   
   Standing beside the boy was the
   girl with crimson eyes, now a grown
   woman. Their tale of life, death
   and tangled relation was told for
   generations.



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| 2c. Eris’s Spears                                   [1E]                    |
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1) Eris’s Spear                        [1E01]
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   Attack power:  14 / 16 / 18 / 24
   Guard break:   14 / 14 / 15 / 18

   Level 1.
   Once, there was a man called the
   Iron Dragon of the Two Swords, 
   famed for his dignity and countless
   acts of heroism. The owner of this
   appear was a female knight who
   trained him. Whether because of its
   uncommon quality or because it as 
   a gift from Iron Dragon, she always
   left for battle with this spear in her
   hands.
   
   Level 2.
   During a mission she faced a 
   terrible choice. Ordered to retreat, 
   she stood between countless enemy
   troops, and a defenseless village.
   Ignoring her orders, she stayed and
   fought to death. The enemy 
   paraded her violated remains, then
   burned the village to ash, while her
   former allies sullied her name with
   the charge of subordination.
   
   Level 2.
   When the Iron Dragon found out what
   had happened, he charged into
   enemy territory and retrieved his
   beloved mentor’s remains and her
   spear. Cradling her broken body in
   his arms, he swore to win back her
   good name, to become as noble a 
   knight as she had been, and to raise
   knights who would give their lives
   to protect the people.
   
   Level 4.
   Eris inherited the spear, a memento
   of these two noble heroes.
   
   One can only wander about what
   she thinks and for whom she fights,
   but the fallen knights can rest
   in peace knowing that their
   magnanimity of spirit lives on
   in her.


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2) Sealspear: Calamitous Dance         [1E02]
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   Attack power:  128 / 134 / 138 / 156
   Guard break:   102 / 128 / 144 / 158

   Level 1.
   A master blacksmith, embittered
   by the god’s maltreatment of the
   world, vowed to forge a weapon
   with which to destroy them.
   
   Level 2.
   The power of the seal negates
   the power of the gods, and the 
   seal derives its power from the 
   goddess...
   
   So the blacksmith sealed the power
   of the goddess into his creation.
   
   Level 3.
   The goddess was a noble knight,
   Determined to carry out her mission.
   She was a noble goddess.
   
   Level 4.
   Sealed inside was light,
   the power to illuminate.


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3) Hanch’s Spear                       [1E03]
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   Attack power:  112 / 112 / 112 / 114
   Guard break:   140 / 140 / 140 / 148

   Level 1.
   The chaser in the fortress city to
   the west was a master of his craft.
   The nobles had him decorate their 
   armor. However, he wouldn’t let
   anyone into his shop, and went out
   at night without telling a soul where
   he was going. In time, his wife grew
   suspicious and tried to follow him,
   but lost him in a cemetery
   near the outskirts of the city.
   
   Level 2.
   One night, the chaser’s wife decided
   to wait for her husband in the 
   cemetery. Sure enough, the chaser
   arrived soon afterwards and began
   to dig up a freshly buried coffin.
   Horrified, his wife ran away without
   saying a word. Once she’s collected
   her thoughts, she decided that it
   was high time she had a look inside 
   her husband’s shop.
   
   Level 3.
   What she was there were corpses
   dressed in armor and matching
   accessories, and her husband
   dancing naked among them. The 
   chased had brought back dead
   bodies and clothed them in his 
   richly decorated creations.
   
   Level 4.
   Maddened by disgust and despair, 
   she lunged at her husband, impaling
   herself and him on a spear held by
   one of the grotesque mannequins.
   
   Several days later, the couple was
   Discovered, skewered together and
   surrounded by corpses. The
   offending spear, notable for its
   exquisite chasing, eventually found 
   its way into the hands of Hanch.


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4) Robber King                         [1E04]
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   Attack power:  16/ 18 / 20 / 26
   Guard break:   16/ 18 / 20 / 24

   Level 1.
   At the end of a long battle, the
   rebel leader finally pierced the
   tyrannical king’s heart with his
   spear. As he drew his last breath,
   the army of the revolution poured
   into the castle. Now the land would 
   be free of corruption, and peace
   would return. The victorious rebel 
   smiled at the thought, but his
   smile was short-lived.
   
   Level 2.
   The last battle perplexed him. 
   The king offered no resistance - it
   almost seemed as if he gave his
   life willingly. But would a corrupt
   king do that? While he pondered 
   over this, his allied called for him
   to come to the dead king’s chamber.
   
   Level 3.
   There he found the princess, bound
   and gagged. His allies quickly
   explained that they had found her
   like this. Feeling rather bemused, 
   he removed the her gag and heard the
   truth: she had been taken hostage
   by a spy from a nearby land, and
   used as a leverage to force her father
   to sabotage his own kingdom.
   “ He was no tyrant!” she cried. 
   
   Level 4.
   Moving as if to free her from her
   bonds, the rebel drew his knife and
   then slit the princess’s throat.
   Whether or not her father had been
   a tyrant did not matter now. All
   that mattered was that the angry
   masses had risen up to remove a
   corrupt king. The truth was buried
   with the princess’s body and her
   murderer was crowned that day.


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5) Victor’s Spoil                      [1E05]
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   Attack power:  40 / 42 / 44 / 85 
   Guard break:   32 / 38 / 45 / 54

   Level 1.
   Once, there lived two princes. One
   studied the martial art of bravery, 
   and the other studied the martial
   art of adaptability. The two trained
   constantly to refine each other’s
   skills.
   
   Level 2.
   The brothers asked their master,
   “Which school is more effective?”
   The master handed a spear to
   the brothers.
   
   Level 3.
   Smiling, he explained, “ A good spear
   has a hard, sharp blade and a staff 
   as flexible as a willow. What matters
   is that the two schools fight together, 
   not against each other.”
   
   Level 4.
   The master eventually died of old
   age. The princes buried him with
   the spear that had taught them so
   much, cowing that they would work
   together for the rest of their lives.
   Their kingdom flourished.


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6) Apostate’s Misery                   [1E06]
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   Attack power:  20 / 22 / 25 / 29
   Guard break:   22 / 24 / 26 / 26

   Level 1.
   The young man was popular with
   everyone in the village. He had the 
   ability to control the wind, and was
   often seen flying over rivers and
   valleys. He was a cheerful boy,
   though he always seemed be
   troubled by something.
   
   Level 2.
   Several years later, his father
   passed away. Before he died, he
   told his son about the young man’s 
   mother, whom his son had learned
   never to mention in his presence.
   
   Level 3.
   “Go to the place marked on the
   map.” said his father. As if guided
   by a spirit, the young man took up
   his scythe and left, carried by the
   wind.
   
   How long had he been traveling?
   Over the forests, oceans and mountain
   Ranges he flew. Exhausted and frail,
   He came at last to a village.
   
   Level 4.
   The chief of the village welcomed 
   the young man and told him that the
   scythe he was carrying had once 
   belonged to the village. Just then, 
   a beautiful woman entered the
   room. The young man knew at once
   that she was his mother. From that
   day forth, he helped keep peace
   between humans and wind spirits.
   The scythe was never used again.


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7) Sorrowborn                          [1E07]
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   Attack power:   84 / 108 / 120 / 126 
   Guard break:   100 / 124 / 132 / 136

   Level 1.
   There was a small pond near a 
   small village. This pond was said to
   have been created by the tears of
   young lovers torn apart.

   One such lover, a boy left behind in
   the village when his lover’s family
   moved away, longed to see the 
   one he sighed for just once more
   
   Level 2.
   One day a spirit of the pond
   appeared before the boy, and made
   a wager. If the boy could bring back
   some spiderwort that only grows in 
   the far northwest mountains, it 
   would bring the girl back. The boy
   left the village in search of the
   spiderwort and found a village in
   the northern lands. There, he also
   found his lost lover.
   
   Level 3.
   Reunited, the two lovers shed tears
   of joy. Sitting together in the small
   village, next to the small river, they
   talked until the sun set and made 
   a solemn vow to marry each other.
   As night fell, the boy smiled
   Contentedly, his dreams fulfilled.
   But it was only an illusion created
   By the treacherous fog of the forest.
   The boy died, alone in the darkness.
   
   Level 4.
   The spirit of the pond mourned
   for the boy’s unrequited love.
   It sealed the lovers’ tears into
   this spear, praying for their
   happiness in the afterlife.


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8) Ozymandia’s Might                   [1E08]
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   Attack power:  135 / 136 / 138 / 142
   Guard break:   108 / 108 / 110 / 114

   Level 1.
   This holy spear would demand to
   know if its owner was worthy of
   becoming a ruler. It had been
   passed down by a generation of 
   soldiers who desired to rule.
   Long ago, one such soldier – who 
   sought to rule above all – held this
   spear.
   
   Level 2.
   The spear asked of its owner,
   “When should a ruler use force?”
   The soldier could not answer. He
   managed to conquer and rule a 
   small kingdom with the power of
   the spear, but it was too weak to
   repel the invading army of a 
   neighboring kingdom and fell
   within a decade.
   
   Level 3.
   As the soldier’s kingdom collapsed,
   one of his generals escaped with
   the spear, the invading army hot at
   his heels.
   
   They caught up with him soon
   enough, but just as they surrounded
   him, the spear asked the general the
   same question. He answered,
   “There are seven circumstances.
   The first – “
   
   Level 4.
   Before he could finish, the spear
   enveloped his body in lightning and
   slaughtered all of his assailants.
   Using the power of the spear, the
   general went on to become the
   emperor of a grand empire. It
   flourished for over one thousand 
   years.


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9) Tower of Warning                    [1E09]
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   Attack power:   75 /  80 /  90 / 110
   Guard break:   112 / 120 / 135 / 165

   Level 1.
   This spear belonged to e gentle and
   mild-mannered man. He lived in
   shame for a certain antisocial
   tendency, so he avoided the
   company of strangers, and lived
   deep inside the forest with his
   brothers.
   
   Level 2.
   He led a quiet life until one day, 
   the Empire attacked his land, 
   slaughtered his brothers, and
   torched his house. In despair, he
   tried to commit suicide. But just
   as he was about to die, a malicious 
   faeie came to him and forced him
   into a pact, saving his life.
   
   Level 3.
   As the price of his pact, he lost his
   sight. But with his newfound power,
   he rose up against the Imperial
   forces and fought to save the world
   from the tyranny of the Empire.
   
   Level 4.
   Alongside the voiceless savior, he
   prevented the end on the world.
   Though he was now a hero, his
   shameful tendencies remained, so
   he returned to his life of solitude,
   a vilified exile.



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| 2d. Manah’s Staves                                  [1E]                    |
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1) Manah’s Staff                       [1M01]
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   Attack power:  20 / 20 / 20 / 24
   Guard break:   24 / 24 / 24 / 26

   Level 1.
   Eighteen years ago...
   
   The girl stood alone in the dark
   forest. Abandoned by her mother,
   her longing to be loved soon
   turned into madness. The gods,
   charmed by her insanity, chose
   her as a tool to rule the world.
   Her eyes began to glow red in
   the darkness.
   
   Level 2.
   The girl with crimson eyes sent the
   world spiraling into chaos. The sight
   of the world collapsing soothed her.
   But the order was restored by a silent
   man with a sword. He took her on a 
   journey to atone for her sins.
   Though she tried to look away, he
   forced her to face the suffering she
   has caused.
   
   Level 3.
   One day the man looked up to the
   sky and hatred filled his eyes. The
   girl wandered what had happened
   to make her captor so angry.
   Spying her opportunity, she stabbed
   with a knife she had hidden in
   her robe and threw herself into a
   nearby gorge...
   
   Level 4.
   Several years later, the girl had lost
   all memory of her crimes and lived
   in a poor village. She learned about 
   the Knight of the Seal, who
   oppressed the villagers. In a strange
   twist of fate, the girl who brought 
   chaos to the world took up this
   staff, and began to destroy the
   seals once more...


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2) Knights of the Seal’s Curse Staff   [1M02]
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   Attack power:  54 / 57 / 59 / 60
   Guard break:   81 / 85 / 88 / 90

   Level 1.
   Back when General Oror still lived,
   there was a magician who was
   assigned to protect the District of
   Soul Flame. He possessed the 
   ability to control fire.
   
   Level 2.
   The magician was a good friend 
   and a confident of General Oror.
   He used his power to cleanse
   the land of Soul Flame.
   
   Level 3.
   After Oror was killed by an enemy,
   the magician left the knights. He
   did not take kindly the new
   general’s methods. Acutely aware
   of the plight of his former wards,
   he returned to the district to ease
   the suffering of the oppressed.
   
   Level 4.
   The magician sold everything in his
   possession to feed the hungry.
   He even sold weapons which were
   crucial to his use of magic. When
   all of his wealth and power had
   been exhausted, he starved to
   death.


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3) Sealstaff: Calamitous Sonnet        [1M03]
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   Attack power:   8 / 10 / 14 /  86
   Guard break:   12 / 14 / 21 / 144

   Level 1.
   A master blacksmith, embittered
   by the god’s maltreatment of the
   world, vowed to forge a weapon
   with which to destroy them.
   
   Level 2.
   The power of the seal negates
   the power of the gods, and the 
   seal derives its power from the 
   goddess...
   
   So the blacksmith sealed the power
   of the goddess into his creation.
   
   Level 3.
   She was a goddess who lived for
   her depraved love, and was fated
   to die for it.
   
   She was a noble goddess.
   
   Level 4.
   Sealed inside was water,
   the power to make life.


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4) Northern Siren                      [1M04]
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   Attack power:   74 /  74 /  74 /  78
   Guard break:   110 / 110 / 110 / 118

   Level 1.
   To a tiny pub in a northern port,
   A pretty young girl visited.
   Beautiful skin, alluring voice,
   All the men fell in love.
   She only carried with her a staff.
   She said she would sing.
   
   Level 2.
   Men gathered to see the girl.
   Squeezed into the tiny pub.
   The girl sang songs of the ocean.
   The men listened to her voice.
   They all tried to win her heart.
   But she would say: “No, not you.”
   
   Level 3.
   One month later a traveler visited
   The pub where the girl now worked.
   Innocent eyes, handsome face.
   His smile was so charming.
   She knew what she had to do.
   She told him that he was the one.
   
   Level 4.
   Next day, the girl left with the boy.
   Leaving only her staff and a letter.
   The staff was a token of thanks.
   The letter said: ”I’m an ocean spirit
   and it was time I went home.”
   Men sang: “You could have said.”


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5) Dream Blossom                       [1M05]
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   Attack power:  38 / 40 / 43 / 47
   Guard break:   58 / 60 / 64 / 70

   Level 1.
   In a far-eastern land, there lived a 
   king, who made a pact with a spirit
   to acquire the strength he needed
   to protect him kingdom. He would be 
   absent for months, defending the
   borders of his realm against demonic
   incursions. He spent so little time in
   the capital, in fact, that many of his
   subjects did not even know his face.
   
   Level 2.
   One such subject was a renowned 
   female warrior, whose heroic
   exploits were famous throughout the
   kingdom. During the season of spring
   blossom, she demonstrated her skills
   with a staff before the king. Though
   each had heard stories about the 
   other before that day, they had 
   never actually met.
   
   Level 3.
   It was love at first sight. In the
   space of a moment, the two heroes
   were under each other’s spell. The
   warrior exchanged the ring that
   adorned her staff – a priceless 
   heirloom that had been in her family
   for generation – for the king’s 
   ornate blade, and they vowed to
   fight, side by side, to protect the
   kingdom.
   
   Level 4.
   Despite their effort, the
   demons gained ground in the years 
   that followed. Town and villages
   were destroyed and eventually the
   capital fell. The lovers fought on
   until the very end, but when the
   dust of the final battle settled, all
   that remained was a staff bearing
   the words: “If we should part, we’ll
   meet again, beneath the blossom.” 

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6) Wisdom                              [1M06]
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   Attack power:  45 / 45 / 45 / 64
   Guard break:   68 / 68 / 68 / 95

   Level 1.
   During his journey south, a priest
   stopped off at a poor, nameless
   village far from civilization. Though
   he was famous for his wisdom, and
   could see for a thousand miles, he 
   was just another traveler to the
   people of the remote settlement.
   
   Level 2.
   But nonetheless, the village gave
   the traveling priest a very warm
   welcome. Moved by their heartfelt
   hospitality, he presented them
   with a staff as a toke of hi
   appreciation. 
   
   Level 3.
   The staff held miraculous powers.
   As the priest watched the villagers’
   face light up at the gift, he prayed
   that their lives would be filled with
   happiness.
   
   Level 4.
   However, the villagers gave the staff
   to a traveler with a bad back. when
   the priest heard word of this, he
   realized that the villagers lives were
   already as happy as they could be.
   Their contentment was a greater gift
   than even his staff.


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7) Magi’s Sorrow                       [1M07]
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   Attack power:  18 / 18 / 20 / 24
   Guard break:   27 / 28 / 30 / 36

   Level 1.
   The stone set In this staff
   possesses the soul of a gifted
   young magician. An ordinary human
   life did not interest this boy. In
   search of a higher spiritual place,
   he summoned all of his strength 
   and turned himself into a stone,
   wishing to live in this world forever.
   
   Level 2.
   One day he learned that his owner
   was a beautiful stateswoman. He
   loved her so, but as time has passed
   she grew old and died. Even the 
   streets and houses and trees that
   he loved inevitable grew old too
   and turned to dust.
   
   Sorrow consumed him
   
   Level 3.
   As a stone, the young magician
   could watch people’s happiness 
   as well as their misfortune.
   But as a stone, he could not share 
   in their joy or lend them a helping 
   hand. All he could do was mourn 
   alone.
   
   Level 4.
   Will the boy ever be released from
   the burden of his rashly garnered
   immortality?
   
   Will time heal the wounds of an
   immortal to whom time is a
   stranger?
   
   Or will you, perhaps, lead him into
   the light?


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8) Edacious                            [1M08]
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   Attack power:  24 / 25 / 26 / 28
   Guard break:   36 / 40 / 42 / 45

   Level 1.
   This staff was created with the skin 
   and bones of a gaunt magician.
   The magician was a famous man
   with many disciples. When he grew
   old, he asked his disciples to select
   one of their own number to be his
   successor.
   
   Level 2.
   One of the magician’s disciples was 
   a talented young man with eyes as 
   sharp as an eagle. The old magician
   named him his successor, and
   taught him everything he knew.
   The young man mastered every
   known spell within half a year.
   Thrilled by his progress, the old
   magician asked him to help train
   other disciples.
   
   Level 3.
   During training, the young man
   began to invent new spells. Soon
   the other disciples began to train
   directly under him, rather than their
   former master. The old magician 
   knew that his time passed, and
   asked him protege to take his place.
   But the young man refused. He said
   he wanted to travel the world and
   seek out new magic.
   
   Level 4.
   Stung by the young man’s refusal, 
   the magician’s emotions, pent up
   until now, exploded...
   Jealousy. Hatred. Love...
   He unleashed every spell he knew,
   but the young man calmly reflected 
   each of his curses back at him.
   Caught in a maelstrom of his own
   magic, the old man’s flash melted 
   leaving nothing but skins and bones.


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9) Philosopher’s Staff                 [1M09]
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   Attack power:  28 / 30 / 32 / 35
   Guard break:   38 / 39 / 40 / 40

   Level 1.
   The magician had no friend. It was 
   not that he disliked people - quite
   the contrary – nor was he a bad
   person to be around ( though he
   could be a little pedantic), yet
   anyone who met him seemed to
   hurry away as soon as they could.
   The poor man was at a loss to
   Understand why.
   
   Level 2.
   One day, the magician was struck
   by a mysterious illness. Fever high,
   heart pounding, limbs shaking,
   he could hardly walk. He tried 
   casting spells, but when they didn’t 
   help, he took up his favorite staff
   and headed for the medicine man.
   
   Level 3.
   After a trying journey, he explained
   His conditions to the medicine man.
   “The various symptoms afflicting
   my corporeal form are quite beyond
   the treatment of a layman unversed 
   in the science of diagnosis - even
   one so familiar with the arcane –“
   But before he could finish, the
   medicine man muttered something 
   about being busy and fled.
   
   Level 4.
   Having failed to obtain any
   medicine, the magician’s conditions
   worsened and he died.
   
   If only he’s realized that knowledge
   was not for flaunting, but for 
   sharing in words that everyone
   could understand...
   
   If only he’s been aware of this
   simple truth... perhaps he wouldn’t 
   have died of food poisoning.


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| 2e. Urick’s Axes                                    [1U]                    |
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1) Urick’s Axe                         [1U01]
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   Attack power:   47 /  48 /  50 / 55
   Guard break:   112 / 116 / 120 /125

   Level 1.
   A king who mad offering to the
   reaper, hoping to live forever, 
   commissioned this axe to act as
   an instrument of the gods. Its
   purpose: to sever the necks of
   beautiful young men and drink their
   blood in the reaper’s honor. It has 
   tasted the blood of many hundreds,
   and the reaper has prospered from
   these tributes.
   
   Level 2.
   For the first ceremony, the king
   chose two men and ordered one to
   execute the other. Every subsequent 
   month, he would choose a new
   executioner to sacrifice the last.
   So it continued, year after year, 
   executioner becoming sacrifice, until
   the month of the kings one hundred 
   and fiftieth birthday.
   
   Level 3.
   The pair involved in the ceremony
   this month were best friends. When 
   one had sacrificed the other, he
   turned to the king, crying and said:
   “I shall give my own life to the reaper. I
   shall walk the road to Hades with
   my friend.” The he cut off his own
   head and the axe pierced the altar
   so deeply that none could remove it.
   The king’s long life was at an end.
   
   Level 4.
   The axe finally found its way into
   the hands of Urick, where it once
   more provides sacrifices to the
   reaper.
   
   The cycle of blood which curses it
   cannot be halted – a secret known
   only by the reaper himself.


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2) Crimson Hood                        [1U02]
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   Attack power:   50 /  55 /  60 /  65
   Guard break:   112 / 116 / 120 / 125

   Level 1.
   “Not enough! I haven’t had enough!”
   The magician awoke with a start.
   The axe... had it spoke to him?
   Or had he been dreaming?
   
   Level 2.
   Since that night, the magician’s 
   face, recognized throughout the
   kingdom, slowly seemed to change.
   After several months, he began to
   resemble in infamous thief who
   had terrorized the lands decades
   before.
   
   Level 3.
   The thief’s soul had resided within
   the axe for years, waiting for the
   perfect moment to seize a new
   body. Though the magician tried
   to resist, the thief eventually
   conquered his mind and stole his
   life.
   
   Level 4.
   The nobles of the kingdom did not
   think to question what he did them.
   How could they have known that he
   was no longer his true self?
   
   And so they all met a disastrous 
   end, while the magician lived on...


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3) Executioner’s Song                  [1U03]
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   Attack power:  54 / 55 /  56 /  58
   Guard break:   92 / 99 / 106 /116

   Level 1.
   The axe thought to itself,
   “How many heads have I cut off?”
   Over the many years it had executed
   criminals, traitors, revolutionaries,
   politicians, even innocent, but 
   it could not remember any of their
   faces, save for one – a peculiar boy.
   
   Level 2.
   The boy showed no fear as he
   placed his head on the block. Even
   the bravest men harbor a desperate
   hope at the moment of their death.
   The axe could feel the rush of their
   Emotions even as it took their life.
   
   Level 3.
   Not this boy – he was different.
   His spirit was filled to the brim
   with hope. It wasn’t the false hope
   of a devout believer, but rather, the 
   knowledge that he was there by
   choice. His spirit was so pure that
   it made the axe want to scream.
   
   Level 4.
   The boy’s execution was carried out.
   Among the crowd that gathered to
   witness the event, a group of young 
   men shed tears. The axe did not
   understand what it meant. All it
   knew was that the young men would
   speak of the boy’s high hopes for
   the world’s future for generations
   to come.


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4) Foul Blade                          [1U04]
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   Attack power:   86 /  90 /  96
   Guard break:   138 / 144 / 154

   Level 1.
   A twisted magician sealed a fire
   lizard into this axe. It would whisper
   words of hatred for others, and
   drive its owner to madness.
   
   Level 2.
   A thief who stole this axe soon
   extended his territory to beyond
   the neighboring mountains, and
   became the chief of a large
   group of bandits.
   
   Level 3.
   A page who acquired this axe
   became an infamous soldier,
   and was made lieutenant in
   an order of knights.


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5) Mourning Thorn                      [1U05]
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   Attack power:   80 /  84 /  88 /  90
   Guard break:   144 / 151 / 158 / 162 

   Level 1.
   “I’m so hungry...”
   
   The hobgoblin decided to help his
   boss as he always did. Usually he
   had to get food by helping out with
   various odd jobs, but today he
   would get a meal without having to
   do anything at all. An attack on a 
   human village was planned for the
   following evening, and a hearty
   meal was provided in a preparation.
   
   Level 2.
   So they charged into battle,
   expecting a swift victory. But the
   humans repelled their attack with
   great determination, and the fight 
   raged on. In the midst of the
   carnage, the hobgoblin fell into a
   shallow well. There he found a 
   magnificent scythe. It was the
   failed creation of a demented
   magician.
   
   Level 3.
   The scythe was designed to
   Increase its wielder’s desire to win.
   In reality, however, it brought out
   Other uncontrollable desires in its
   Wielder. Deemed useless, it had 
   Been thrown into the well. The
   hobgoblin climbed out of the well
   with the scythe in his hands. Hungry
   for food and blood , he began to kill
   humans left and right.
   
   Level 4.
   But the scythe’s power soon began
   to overwhelm the hobgoblin. When
   all of the humans were dead, he
   began to bite and maim the other 
   goblins. Even murdering and eating
   the entire of his own tribe failed
   to satiate his appetite, and finally
   he slit his own throat with the
   scythe. It was later found by a 
   beautiful elf.



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| 3. Weapons of the second walkthrough                [2WLK]                  |
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In the second walkthrough you can obtain 12 weapons:
6 Swords for Nowe ( 3 Short and 3 Long Sword), 1 Spears for Eris,
2 Staves for Manah and 3 Axes for Urick


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| 3a. Nowe’s Short Swords                              [2NS]                  |
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1) Evil’s Bronze Blade                [2NS01]
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   Attack power:  84 / 85 / 86 / 86
   Guard break:   96 / 97 / 98 / 98

   Level 1.
   In ancient times, there was a 
   realm ruled under magic.
   
   Level 2.
   The realm performed a ceremony
   each year to restore the magical
   protection. There a shrine maiden
   would dance with this bronze blade.
   
   Level 3.
   The bronze blade glowed with
   more radiance each year.
   A haunting purple light emanated 
   from it whenever the shrine
   maiden danced.
   
   Strangely, the maiden’s beauty did
   not fade with years, but rather, it
   intensified with age.
   
   Level 4.
   The princess of the realm wondered 
   if the bronze blade was the secret
   of the shrine maiden’s preservation.
   In a fit of jealousy, she took the 
   blade for herself and killed the
   maiden. And so the princess gained
   everlasting beauty. But without the
   maiden’s magical protection, the
   land faded within a year, and the 
   princess took her own life.


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2) Moonlit Beauty                     [2NS02]
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   Attack power: 118 / 119 / 120 / 124
   Guard break:    8 /  16 /  32 /  48

   Level 1.
   Once upon a time, there lived a 
   Pedigreed gentleman whose
   Excellence with the sword had
   Won him as many duels as his
   Handsome face had the hearts 
   Of the young ladies.
   
   Level 2.
   One night, during an evening walk,
   he came upon the most beautiful
   woman he had ever seen, standing
   in the moonlight beside a lake.
   
   Level 3.
   Lost in her beauty, he stood there
   entranced and time seemed to him
   to stand still. Then suddenly, the
   woman let out a gasp and cried:
   “Why!?”
   Her beautiful bosom was stained 
   red with blood. Following her
   horrified gaze, the gentleman saw
   that his own sword was buried to
   the hilt in her chest.
   
   Level 4.
   The lake reflected the gentleman’s 
   smiling face. In his ears, he heard
   the echoes of his own voice whisper,
   “Now there is n one fairer than
   you in this world.”
   The next day, the gentleman’s body
   was found next to the lake. He
   had pierced his own heart
   with his sword.


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3) Thief’s Secret                     [2NS03]
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   Attack power:  62 / 64 / 65 / 70
   Guard break:   60 / 62 / 64 / 68

   Level 1.
   Many years ago, there was a 
   mighty gang of bandits, who made
   their living by doing dirty deeds for
   the rich and powerful. On of the 
   founding members was a man
   named Left Eye. He was a valued
   lieutenant who specialized in
   intelligence gathering and other 
   clandestine undertakings.
   
   Level 2.
   Left Eye did not participate in
   battle. No one ever saw him draw
   his sword. It was a magic sword
   that brought riches to its owner.
   And Left Eye was indeed affluent.
   Being a lieutenant with unique
   talents, he was paid handsomely
   for his work and had amassed 
   a sizeable fortune over the years.
   
   Level 3.
   One day, some of the younger 
   bandits surrounded Left Eye. They
   told him that they were unhappy
   about the size of his share
   compared to theirs. In truth,
   however, they were after more than
   just their fare share; they were after
   old Left Eye’s fortune. Reading their
   intentions, Left Eye finally drew his
   sword...
   
   Level 4.
   Gone was the reserved man they all
   knew. Standing in his place, a
   bandit as fearsome as the ruthless
   young man who had founded the
   gang year before. It was over in a 
   second. Left Eye walked away from 
   the youngsters’ bodies and told his
   old friend that he was leaving.
   Though they begged him to stay, he
   Disappeared into the desert.



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| 3b. Nowe’s Long Swords                               [2NL]                  |
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1) Captured Goddess                   [2NL01]
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   Attack power:  76 /  85 /  95 / 106
   Guard break:   98 / 110 / 124 / 138
   
   Level 1.
   A long, long time ago... A young
   girl regained consciousness in a
   small, dark space, thick with the
   stench of blood. She couldn’t move
   her arms, her legs, or even her
   mouth. The only thing she could do
   was stare into the darkness with 
   wide open eyes.
   
   Level 2.
   The last light the girl had seen was
   the fire that burned with people as
   its fuel. Its awful glow had
   illuminated the hand crawling all
   over her... After that, she had felt
   something cold pierce her body
   many, many times. And then...
   blackness. That was all she could
   remember.
   
   “What am I...?”
   
   Level 3.
   Suddenly the girl was freed from
   the darkness. The starry sky opened
   before her dazzled view, its faint
   light too bright. Desperately, she
   moved her eyes, searching to see
   herself, but the familiar lines of her
   body were gone; in their place, a 
   ruined mass of blood and quivering
   flesh.
   
   Level 4.
   The girl let out a voiceless scream.
   as she did so, a black shadow
   obscured the stars. A monster with
   long fangs was kneeling over her,
   lowering its gruesome maw towards
   her face. In a moment of white
   agony, her ruined flesh contorted
   into a sword and lunged at the
   monster’s head, stabbing it
   between the eyes.


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2) Pitch Black                        [2NL02]
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   Attack power:  164 / 176 / 188 / 220
   Guard break:    84 /  96 / 108 / 120
   
   Level 1.
   There once lived a man to whom
   killing was as essential to life as
   breathing. There was no special
   reason why he murdered. He was
   not driven by bloodlust. It was only
   that murder was all he knew.
   
   Level 2.
   One day, he encountered a group
   of thugs who had surrounded a 
   helpless girl. As usual, he murdered
   every las one them without 
   hesitation.
   
   Level 3.
   When he turned to kill the girl, he
   found her thanking him with tears
   in her eyes. It was the first time
   that anyone had ever thanked him
   for what he had done. As he looked
   at her, he finally realized that his
   actions had meaning and purpose.
   
   Level 4.
   Smiling, with happiness in his heart, 
   he brought his sword down on the
   young girl’s head.
   
   With kindness in his eyes, he
   paused for a moment to watch the
   pool of blood expanding around her
   crumpled form, before leaving the
   scene feeling greatly fulfilled.


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3) Sealblade: Calamitous Melody       [2NL03]
---------------------------------------------

   Attack power:  145 / 148 / 154 / 168
   Guard break:   124 / 128 / 134 / 145

   Level 1.
   A master blacksmith, embittered
   by the god’s maltreatment of the
   world, vowed to forge a weapon
   with which to destroy them.
   Level 2.
   The power of the seal negates
   the power of the gods, and the 
   seal derives its power from the 
   goddess...
   
   So the blacksmith sealed the power
   of the goddess into his creation.
   
   Level 3.
   She was a goddess whose heart
   concealed a forbidden love.
   She was a pure goddess.
   
   Level 4.
   Sealed inside was life.



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| 3c. Eris’s Spears                                   [2E]                    |
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1) Falcon’s Pinion                     [2E01]
---------------------------------------------

   Attack power:  130 / 138 / 144 / 148
   Guard break:   104 / 110 / 115 / 118

   Level 1.
   I awoke on a rainy day and looked
   up to see my brothers still in the
   nest from whence I’d fallen. It was a 
   small nest, and I’d guessed that it
   would only be a matter of time
   before something like this happened.
   I was only two months old. “Well, that’s
   life,” I thought, just as my parents
   flew back. They looked down at me, 
   but they began to feed my brothers.
   
   Level 2.
   I tried chirping, but they ignored me.
   “That’s it for me, I suppose.” I
   thought, when a lightning bolt
   struck the tree, setting it alight.
   I flapped my wings in a desperate 
   attempt to get away. Once I’d
   scrabbled to a safe distance, I turned
   to see the nest in flames, my
   brothers’ burning bodies illuminating 
   the forest.
   
   Level 3.
   You can never tell what’s going to
   happen in life. Cowering there in the
   wet grass, a human who’d come to
   investigate the fire saw me and
   scooped me up. One year later, I
   was an adult falcon and sat on his
   arm. He was middle-aged, poor, and
   drank a lot. That was all I knew
   about my savior.
   
   Level 4.
   After two years together, we parted 
   ways when my companion sold me
   to buy alcohol. The human who
   brought me butchered, cooked and
   served me to another human whose
   belly I paused in en route to the 
   privy. My feathers were used to
   decorate a spear which was sold to
   a fool at an exorbitant price. What
   a ridiculous waste of money and life.



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| 3d. Manah’s Staves                                  [2M]                    |
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1) Phoenix Curse                       [2M01]
---------------------------------------------

   Attack power:  118 / 124 / 130
   Guard break:    94 /  99 / 104

   Level 1.
   Back, when magic flourished, 
   magicians played an integral role on
   the battlefield. The potency of their
   magic was derived in large part
   from the power of their staffs.
   Indeed, wars were fought over the
   ownership of powerful staffs - 
   especially the staffs of the ancients
   magicians, which contained mighty 
   spells, long forgotten.
   
   Level 2.
   At around that time, a magician
   found a staff buried in some ancient
   ruins. Though he wasn’t especially
   gifted, using the staff’s power, he
   was capable of unimaginable feats 
   and soared up through the ranks of
   his army. Within a year, he sat at
   the general’s right hand.
   
   Level 3.
   The magician’s powers knew no
   bounds on the battlefield and he
   became very influential. The one
   day, an identical staff was found
   in the same ruins, with
   hundreds more like it... In a matter
   of months, every kingdom had
   acquired one, and the war raged on
   with renewed ferocity.


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2) Yaha’s Staff                        [2M02]
---------------------------------------------

   Attack power:   92 / 100 / 108 / 120
   Guard break:   112 / 120 / 130 / 144

   Level 1.
   A bureaucrat was accused of
   treachery and executed by his
   distrustful king. His family
   followed his fate, but the
   executioner took pity upon his
   youngest son. He let the boy go
   and told the king that the job 
   was done.
   
   Level 2.
   The bureaucrat’s son grew up to
   be a beautiful young man. He made
   his living as a thief, stealing goods
   from the bazaar. Sometimes, he
   would be caught and beaten, but
   the pain was nothing to him
   compared to the joy of revenge would
   bring. In time, he used the money
   he’d saved to bribe his way into a
   job at the king’s castle.
   
   Level 3.
   The boy’s androgynous beauty
   caught the king’s eye right away
   and soon enough, he became one
   of then King’s “special” companions.
   
   Late one night, he decided that the
   time had finally come to exact
   vengeance, so he headed to the
   king’s bedchamber armed with his 
   father’s staff, an elegant weapon
   tipped with a deadly blade.
   
   Level 4.
   However, the king became
   suspicious when he was beads of
   sweat on the boy’s brow, and called
   for his guards. As they converged
   on him, the boy cut his own throat
   to the tune of the king’s victorious 
   laughter. Perhaps it was fate that
   Lieutenant Yaha, whose own beauty
   had shaped his twisted destiny, 
   would eventually own this staff.



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| 3e. Urick’s Axes                                    [2U]                    |
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1) Broken Iron                         [2U01]
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   Attack power:  140 / 160 / 180 / 200
   Guard break:   280 / 300 / 320 / 340

   Level 1.
   What was once hailed as the largest
   blade in the world, striking fear into
   the hearts of men, now bore no
   trace of its former glory. Only a
   shattered heap of iron remained.
   
   Level 2.
   Back when this heap was still a
   sword, its owner had tried to fuse
   it with unimaginable variety of
   objects. His mania for modifying 
   the weapon had seen its titanic
   form incorporate armor, other 
   swords and even the bones of the
   dead. Mighty though it already was
   he was obsessed by the idea that
   it could be made yet stronger.
   
   Level 3.
   The blade slowly began to change
   color, turning crimson towards its
   edge. The gradation seemed to
   symbolize its place on the boundary 
   between this world and the next.
   Certainly, it had been the difference
   between life and death to many a
   friend and foe in the past. But 
   when its owner tried to fuse it with
   a baby, its blade finally shattered.
   
   Level 4.
   Discarded as a failed experiment, 
   the sword longed for the days, when
   it had terrified men with its
   fearsome form...
   
   So it searched for an owner who
   could forge its blade afresh.


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2) Zhangpo’s Axe                       [2U02]
---------------------------------------------

   Attack power:  128 / 138 / 148 / 158
   Guard break:   218 / 248 / 266 / 284

   Level 1.
   In a small village, a man lived with
   his pet mouse in a shack. He was a 
   kindly soul, but the other villagers
   mistrusted him because his face
   had been disfigured since birth.
   In spite of their prejudice, he
   harbored no bitterness towards
   them, smiling even when children
   threw stones at him.
   
   Level 2.
   Secretly the villagers schemed to
   drive their unsightly neighbor away.
   So they claimed that his mouse
   damaged their crops, and captured
   it one day. While he wandered the
   forest searching for his little
   companion, they cut off its head,
   and laid its body on his doorstep.
   
   Level 3.
   When the poor man returned to his
   shack, he saw that his only friend in
   the world had been murdered. With
   a howl of despairing rage, he took
   his axe and decapitated each of the
   villagers in turn, piling their heads
   in the center of the common. To add
   another to the pile, he then cut off
   his own, and the axe tumbled from
   his lifeless grasp.
   
   Level 4.
   When it was finally retrieved from
   its grizzly resting place, the axe’s 
   blade had been dried red by the
   villagers’ blood. Lieutenant 
   Zhangpo, whose pact cost him the
   pleasure of eating, may have tried
   to replace the los sensation with
   the joy of butchering foes with this
   axe.
   
   
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3) Sealaxe: Calamitous Rhythm          [2U03]
---------------------------------------------

   Attack power:  130 / 142 / 154 / 168
   Guard break:   234 / 255 / 277 / 302 
   
   Level 1.
   A master blacksmith, embittered
   by the god’s maltreatment of the
   world, vowed to forge a weapon
   with which to destroy them.
   
   Level 2.
   The power of the seal negates
   the power of the gods, and the 
   seal derives its power from the 
   goddess...
   
   So the blacksmith sealed the power
   of the goddess into his creation.
   
   Level 3.
   She was a legendary goddess who
   held the seeds within her body and
   saved mankind from ruin.
   
   Level 4.
   Sealed inside was time,
   the conqueror of space and
   all dimensions.



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In the third walkthrough you can obtain 3 weapons:
2 swords for Nowe ( 1 Short and 1 Long Sword) and 1 Stave for Manah.

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| 4a. Nowe’s Short Swords                              [3NS]                  |
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1) Hero's Knife                       [3NS01]
---------------------------------------------

Attack Power	135 / 135 / 135 / 145
Guard Break		150 / 160 / 170 / 180

   Level 1.
   A couple was elated by the news 
   that they were to have a child. As
   this was their first, their friends
   held a feast the next day to
   celebrate. Many came to the
   party - among them, a prophet
   dressed in a richly embroidered
   clerical gown.
   
   Level 2.
   The prophet presented the couple
   with a short sword, and said,
   "This blade will make a master
   swordsman of the wielder. Use
   it to protect your children."
   When the husband grasped its hilt,
   he felt its power coursing through
   his boy, making him stronger.
   This was no ordinary sword.
   
   Level 3.
   "The child who will be born is a 
   child of heaven. The child who will 
   be born is child of man. Should
   the child bring disaster upon
   mankind, kill it with this sword."
   The couple's faces paled, and the
   husband raised the sword to strike
   the prophet, but he had already
   disappeared.
   
   Level 4.
   After the day of the feast, the wife
   unable to forget the prophet’s 
   words, grew ever more gloomy. The
   husband used the power of the
   sword to become a soldier and
   returned home ever more
   infrequently. Eventually, their child
   was born – or rather, a pair of
   twins was born: a beautiful boy
   and girl.



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| 4b. Nowe’s Long Swords                               [3NL]                  |
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1) Moonfire                           [3NL01]
---------------------------------------------

Attack Power	146/ 146 / 146 / 148
Guard Break		120/ 120 / 120 / 180

   Level 1.
   The sword made of marble emits
   a fierce chill and quietly awaits its
   owner.
   
   Level 2.
   The legend told that the marble
   sword could freeze even its
   owner’s age.
   
   It continues to wait patiently.
   
   Level 3.
   The marble sword continued
   to wait. So long it waited - 
   long enough to freeze time.
   
   Level 4.
   The sword had waited for so long
   that surely even the warmth of
   human blood could not awaken it
   now.
   
   The only thing what could be said
   for sure is that the frozen face of
   its wielder would be reflected in
   its blade.



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| 4c. Manah’s Staves                                    [3M]                  |
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1) Monk's Red Staff                    [3M01]
---------------------------------------------

Attack Power	145 / 150 / 155 / 160
Guard Break		218 / 225 / 232 / 240

   Level 1.
   Once, a high-ranking priest traveled
   to the western lands with three
   companions. He was to receive a 
   sacred book.
   
   Level 2.
   On the was there, he performed
   Acts of charity in the villages he
   Passed through, and his companions
   Cleansed the lands of monsters
   Who threatened the people.
   
   Level 3.
   Slaying the monsters was the specialty
   of one of the priest's traveling
   companions. It was he who wielded
   this staff. In his skilful hands, it
   protected the priest and ensures
   their safe passage to the western 
   land.
   
   Level 4.
   When the party arrived at their
   destination, the sacred book was 
   placed in the priest's care as
   promised. With their quest at an
   end, the priest thanked his
   companions and honored each
   of them with a fitting "name".



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There are 4 weapons, 1 Long Sword and a Short Sword for Nowe, 1 Spear for Eris
and 1 Axe for Urick.
These weapons can only be obtained using some kind of “cheating device”:
ARMAX, GAMESHARK or CODEBREAKER.

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1) Writheheart                         [CNW1]
---------------------------------------------

This weapon is one of Nowe’s Short Sword’s.

   Attack power:  19 / 21 / 24 / 26
   Guard break:   13 / 15 / 17 / 18

   Level 1.
   Once, there live a girl, fair and
   pure. Born into a life of poverty,
   she was sent to word as a maid
   in the home of a noble family.
   There, she was treated like an
   animal. After months of hard labor
   and abuse, her mind and body
   began to fail her.
   
   Level 2.
   The only one who treated the girl
   with any kindness was her lord’s
   youngest son. He comforted her,
   and soon they began an illicit
   affair. The doting girl lived for the
   short midnight meetings, alone with
   her lover
   
   Level 3.
   Late one evening, she made her way
   to the meeting place at the usual
   time and found her love waiting for
   her. But he was not alone. With him
   were all of his brothers and sisters.
   Smiling like demons, they encircled
   her and forced her to the ground.
   She lost consciousness when she
   caught sight of the cruel grin on
   her lover’s face...
   
   Level 4.
   The next morning, the girl limped
   back to the mansion. In her hands
   she held a beautiful sword. When
   she caught sight of her lover, she
   lunged for him without a word,
   and pierced his and her own
   heart. Steeped in their life blood,
   the fatal weapon took up the
   scorned girl’s bitter hatred and
   had been cursed ever since.



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2) Sealaxe: Calamitous Rhythm          [CNW2]
---------------------------------------------

This weapon, in spite of its name, is one of Nowe’s Long Sword’s.

   Attack power:   97 /  98 /  99 / 150
   Guard break:   194 / 196 / 198 / 300

   Level 1.
   A master blacksmith, embittered
   by the god’s maltreatment of the
   world, vowed to forge a weapon
   with which to destroy them.
   
   Level 2.
   The power of the seal negates
   the power of the gods, and the 
   seal derives its power from the 
   goddess...
   
   So the blacksmith sealed the power
   of the goddess into his creation.
   
   Level 3.
   She was a legendary goddess who
   held the seeds within her body and
   saved mankind from ruin.
   
   Level 4.
   Sealed inside was time, 
   the conqueror of space and
   all dimensions.



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3) Poisontongue                        [CNW3]
---------------------------------------------

This weapon is one of Urick’s Axes.

   Attack power:  24 / 25 / 26 / 28
   Guard break:   48 / 50 / 52 / 56

   Level 1.
   Long ago there was a vast kingdom
   surrounded with water end enclosed
   by mighty walls. Blessed with the
   gift of water, the people lived a life
   of happiness. An altar to the water
   goddess stood at the center of the
   kingdom. On it lay an axe, which
   radiated a calm blue light. Legends
   told that the goddess used the axe
   to slay the demon king of drought. 
   
   Level 2.
   Beyond its walls, other nations
   schemed to steal the prosperous 
   kingdom’s wealth. Under the
   command of their king, the citizens
   fought bravely, but the peace-loving
   people of the water kingdom were
   no match for the invaders. Soon, 
   their mighty walls lay in ruins and
   the war was on their doorstep.
   
   Level 3.
   When the flames of war reached 
   the water goddess’s altar, the
   axe came to life. Floating above its
   resting place, its blade give off a 
   blinding flash of light. The next
   moment, a tidal wave washed over
   the invading armies and continued
   past the kingdom’s borders,
   drowning the land of the enemy.
   
   Level 4.
   Having served its purpose, the
   axe lost its luster and the waters
   subsided. Now, the ancient weapon
   looked as drained and lifeless as
   the desert.



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4) Widow’s Death                       [CNW4]
---------------------------------------------

This weapon is one of Eris’s Spears.

   Attack power:  19 / 21 / 24 / 26
   Guard break:   13 / 15 / 17 / 18

   Level 1.
   Neustria’s King Chilperich I ended
   the long confrontation with Astracia
   by agreeing to the marriage of his
   second son, Alfonstein, to
   Fonpadel, the third daughter of
   Sigibert I, king of Austracia.
   
   Level 2.
   All was peaceful between Neustria 
   and Austracia until Sigibert I’s heir
   Almabar, missing since his tour of
   the Western Gothic land of
   Aunatras, returned to claim the
   throne.
   
   Level 3.
   Almabar killed his mother,
   Brunhilda, then confronted King 
   Chilperich’s widow, Fredegunde, who
   had planned to assassinate him,
   and claimed that Fonpadel and
   Alsonstein’s marriage was 
   illegitimate. He then declared war
   against Fredegunde’s eldest son,
   King Clotair II of Neustria.
   
   Level 4.
   The battle began in the northern 
   Austracian land of Vyomar. Almabar
   led his Austracian army to victory
   over the Neustrians.
   
   Fredegunde was captured at the
   castle, and executed by the same
   axe used to behead Brunhilde.



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 - 01.June 2006 - Started typing in the guide... Finished 58% of Nowe’s
                  Short Sword’s, and 75% of the Long Sword. 
                  No weapons of Eris, Manah or Urick, yet.
 - 02.June 2006 – Added some of Eris’s weapons ( 58 % finished)
 - 06.June 2006 – After spending a whole weekend with my Drakengard 2 ^_^,
                  so I added a few things like Nowe’s SS ( 76%), LS ( 78%)
                  and Eris’s Spears ( 72 %)
                  Still no Manah and Urick... yet.
 - 07.June 2006 – Added Manah’s weapons ( 91%)
 - 08.June 2006 – Added a few of Nowe SS ( 89%), Eris’s spears ( 86 %)
                  Finished Manah’s staff and added Urick’s axes ( 95%)
 - 12.June 2006 – Another weekend spent with... errr, no, wrong guess.
                  I was playing with Magna Carta :)
                  But I did finish Urick’s weapons.
                  And added a few of Nowe’s Weapons: SS ( 96%)
 - 13.June 2006 – Nowe SS ( 98%), LS ( 91 %), Eris ( 94%)
                  Also corrected a few things...
 - 19.June 2006 – I’ve been a goooood girl :)))))
                  Now, let us see what that means, shall we? 
                  Finished Nowe’s SS, LS (96%).
                  Also started to add the weapons for the second walkthrough.
                  Added a totally new part for the weapons that can be 
                  obtained by using codes...
 - 22.June 2006 – Finished Eris’s Spears. All of them :( 
                  Finished Nowe’s SS for the second walkthrough.
                  Added 3 code weapons.
 - 26.June 2006 – Being so close to the end of the game I did not sleep the 
                  weekend... well, to be honest, it was because of the weather.
                  Having 33 C in the evening who could sleep???
                  Added a few things here and there, finished Manah’s weapons.
 - 03.July 2006 – FINISHED!!! YES !!!! FINISHED THE WHOLE THING!!!! 
                  71 weapons, all on Level 4., more than 83 hours and a
                  few dozen dead brain cells...
                  That’s the result of the game :)
 - 29.Aug. 2006 – Made a few corrections here and there.


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|7. Legal information                                 [LEGI]                  |
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This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal,
private use. It may not be placed on any web site 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.

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For suggestions and/or corrections for this guide please email:
siela@freemail.hu or kati_kormendi@hotmail.com



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- You for reading this guide ^_^
- Me for writing it :)
- Meru Wingly – for sending the Level 4 details of Nobuyoshi and Takamasa
- Cavia / SquareEnix / Ubisoft for making it possible to go on a 
  killing spree again :)
- GameFAQs, Neoseeker and Supercheats for hosting this guide.
- Drakengard.net for hosting my guide