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    Chronicles of the Sword Party Members Guide
    Version 0.3 as of 12/26/06
    For Soul Calibur 3
    For Sony Playstation 2
    By Kurtis "Fragnarok" Seid (Zerwif@gmail.com)
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    -Table of Contents-      -Search-
    Updates                   [01UPD]
    Intro                     [02INT]
    Parallel fighting styles  [03PFS]
    Character Attributes      [04CAT]
    Job Comparison            [05JOC]
    Mandatory Characters      [06MAC]  
     Aeneas                   [MCAEN]
     Riese                    [MCRIE]
     Meiga                    [MCMEI]
     Abelia                   [MCABE]
     Eurydice                 [MCEUR]
     Girardot                 [MCGIR]
     Ailian                   [MCAIL]
     Tina                     [MCTIN]
     Yuilin                   [MCYUI]
     Luca                     [MCLUC]
     Luna                     [MCLUN]
    Optional Characters       [07OPC]
     Kanon                    [OCKAN]
     Leraje                   [OCLER]
    Either/Or Characters      [08EOC]
     Jinkai                   [EOJIN]
     Xiaoxin                  [EOXIA]
     Feofan                   [EOFEO]
     Rudiger                  [EORUD]
    Job Change and New Game+  [09JCN]
    Closing and Credits       [10CAC] 
    
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    Updates                                                         [01UPD]
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    -12/26/06- V 0.3
    Corrected errors and added info to Aeneas, Riese, Tina, and Xiaoxin
    sections. Why does GameFAQs keep renaming this file from CotS to SotS?
    
    -12/23/06- V 0.2
    Added "Job Comparison" section. Fixed errors in Character Attributes,
    Meiga, Abelia, Jinkai, and New Game+ sections. 
    
    -12/21/06- V 0.1
    Guide made. Updates needed about Abelia and Xiaoxin.
    
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    Intro                                                           [02INT]
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    This guide is about the preset storyline characters that join your
    party during Soul Calibur 3's new mode: Chronicles of the Sword. They
    have quite a few differences compared to any normal Created Character.
    Some good, some bad, and others just interesting. This guide does not
    cover actual specific game play tactics, just guidelines and stats to
    help with more general info.  
    
    If you would like to contact me about this guide, or some other matter
    I can be E-mailed at Zerwif@gmail.com
    
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    Parallel Fighting Styles                                        [03PFS] 
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    Each of the chracters use a weapon and discipline of a particular Bonus
    Character; in fact three of them even are Bonus Characters. If you
    liked using certaint characters in Quick Play or Versus mode, you might
    like or dislike using a corresponding party members. Here is a list
    of which CotS characters are like which Bonus Characters: 
    
    Aeneas - Girardot
    Riese - Revenant
    Meiga - Arthur
    Abelia - Herself
    Eurydice - Strife
    Girardot - Himself
    Ailian - Aurelia
    Kanon - Valeria
    Leraje - Amy
    Jinkai - Miser
    Xiaoxin - Hwang
    Tina - Greed
    Yuilin - Demuth
    Luca - Chester
    Feofan - Abelia
    Rudiger - Girardot
    Luna - Herself
    
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    Character Attributes                                            [04CAT]
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    Unlike the rest of SC3, CotS uses (or at least shows you for once) many
    RPG like stats to determine the power and durability of the fighters.
    in this sense, CotS is almost like a SRPG and a Fighting gameat the
    same time. Here is a list of the Attributes/Stats that make up a
    character-
    
    Alignment: Determines the Characters Voice and lines. There are 4
    different Alignments based on two factors: Good & Evil, and Light 
    (Aggressive) & Dark (Passive). Good and Light makes Fire, Good and Dark
    makes Wind, Evil and Light makes Water, and Evil and Dark makes
    Lighting. Interesting enough, some characters (Such as Aeneas) have
    Alignments they wouldn't have if you made them in Create a Character.
    
    Job: Determines how much Health, STR, VIT, and AGI the Character will
    get on Level up. For normal Created Characters it determines what
    disciplines the character can use, but the Characters that join your
    party only have one.     
    
    Weapon: The discipline and weapon the character can use. The characters
    in this guide are unique and only have one disipline. An example is
    that all other Samurai can use Katana, Katana and Shurkien, Sickle,
    Soul of Mitsurugi, and Soul of Yoshimitsu, but Meiga is restricted to
    just Katana.
    
    Level: Determines how much Health, STR, VIT, and AGI gets based on
    their Job. It increases with certaint amounts of EXP.
    
    Experience: Or simply EXP. The numerator is the current amount and the
    denominator is the amount needed to level again
    
    Health: Or HP. The amount of over all punishment the character can take
    before they are forced to retreat. It also buffers you from Ring Out
    damage. Yes, in CotS if you have enough health when you Ring Out you
    can still continue to fight during Encounters.
    
    Strength: Or STR. Makes you do more damage both on the field and in
    an encounter. The effect in the field is much more minor than during
    encounters. One with high STR should still stick to being an Infantry
    unit. I'm not sure, but it probablly also helps destroy bases, so it
    might be good for Bandits too.
    
    Vitallity: or VIT. Lowers the amount of damage you take both on the
    field and during an encounter. The effect in the field is much more
    minor than during encounters. Good for everybody.
    
    Agility: Or AGI. Raises movement speed, and maybe even attack speed,
    during encounters. You won't notice much of a difference until you
    have alot of AGI (150+). I stil haven't figured out what it does in the
    field.      
    
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    Job Comparison                                                  [05JOC]
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    As stated in the last section, the Character's Job determines their HP,
    STR, VIT, and AGI gained for each level. This section is to look at and
    compare which class excels and what and what role they should take in
    the party.
    
    The party members you gain in CotS make use of 10 of the 13 Jobs, and
    14 of the 17 Create a Character disiplines. You gain no Barbarians,
    Dancers, or Sword Masters; and no one that can wield Staff, Tambourine,
    or Nunchaku. Consider making your Main Character one of these missing
    Jobs, or able to use one of those disiplines.
    
    Anyway, the Jobs the special characters possess-
    
    Monk (Kanon 1st Job)-
    High HP and STR, but very low VIT. Uses Grieve Edge.
    
    Thief (Luca, Riese 1st Job)-
    Very high AGI, but other stats are lacking. Uses Wave Sword or Dagger.
    
    Saint (Yuilin)-
    Decent amount of HP and VIT, with its lowest stat AGI not too far behind.
    Depending on your point of view, its well balance is either very good, or
    makes it a mediocre Job. Uses Steel Fan.
    
    Ninja (Jinkai 1st Job)- 
    High AGI with also good STR, but VIT is lacking. Uses Katana and
    Shuriken.
    
    Gladiator (Abelia, Feofan, Kanon 2nd Job)-
    Excels at STR, followed by HP; AGI is low and VIT is bad. Most use Sword
    & Shield, but some use Grieve Edge.
    
    Pirate (Xiaoxin, Eurydice 1st Job, Leraje 2nd Job)-
    Excels in HP, followed by STR; VIT is low and AGI is bad. May use
    Chinese Sword, Iron Sword, or Rapier.  
    
    Sage (Luna)-
    Fairly nice VIT, follwed by STR and HP; AGI is a bit behind. Uses Chinese
    Blade.
    
    Assassin (Tina, Riese 2nd Job)-
    High STR and AGI. Pretty much outclasses a Ninja in everything but a
    few minor HPs. Uses Kunai or Wave Sword.
    
    Knight (Aeneas, Girardot, Rudiger, Eurydice 2st Job, Leraje 1st Job)-
    Some of the best VIT possible and good HP, but bad AGI. Most use Lance,
    bith some others wield Iron Sword or Rapier.
    
    Samurai (Meiga, Ailian, Jinkai 2nd Job)-
    The best STR, but every thing else is pretty meh, especially AGI. Uses
    Katana, Sickle, or Katana and Shuriken.
    
    Personally, I like the specialization from Knight's high VIT and
    Samurai's high STR. An Assassin's combo of both STR and AGI is very
    nice, especially in bases with the Seperate effect. I really don't like
    Thief. 
    
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    Mandatory Characters                                            [06MAC]
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    These characters show up and join your party at different points during
    the story. They typically have the most dialouge and interaction.
    
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    AENEAS                                                          [MCAEN]
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    -Stats-
    At Tutorial
    Alignment: Water
    Job: Knight
    Weapon: Heavy Lance
    Level: 1
    EXP: 0/300
    HP: 260
    STR: 81
    VIT: 120
    AGI: 91
    
    At Chapter 18
    Alignment: Water
    Job: Knight
    Weapon: Heavy Lance
    Level: 38
    EXP: 25820/27360
    HP: 424
    STR: 137
    VIT: 174
    AGI: 107
    
    The first member who joins your party. You have him right from the
    start. Being a Knight and Lance user, Aeneas is very powerful and handy
    in both field battles and encounters. With a high VIT rating he makes a
    good Knight, but Infantry and even Calvary are good if you want to make
    him move faster. He leaves your party after Chapter 12, but can be
    re-recruited after Chapter 17. He actually joins your party regardless
    if you defeat him or not.
    
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    RIESE                                                           [MCRIE]
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    -Stats-
    At Chapter 1
    Alignment: Water
    Job: Thief
    Weapon: Wave Sword 
    Level: 1
    EXP: 0/300
    HP: 241
    STR: 75
    VIT: 71
    AGI: 106
    
    At Chapter 18
    Alignment: Water
    Job: Assassin
    Weapon: Wave Sword 
    Level: 36
    EXP: 22950/24350
    HP: 328
    STR: 156
    VIT: 129
    AGI: 153
    
    Your second character that joins during Chapter 1. I'm not really a fan
    of Wave Swords but some might like her. Riese's low stats make her easy
    prey in field combat, so start an encounter if she meets the enemy.
    Bandit or Calvary are good unit types for her. Like Aeneas, she leaves
    after Chapter 12, but rejoins if you defeat her in Chapter 17. She
    changes from Thief to Assassin, which I'd say is a step in the right
    direction.
    
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    MEIGA                                                           [MCMEI]
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    -Stats-
    At Chapter 3
    Alignment: Fire
    Job: Samurai
    Weapon: Zantetsuken 
    Level: 4
    EXP: 930/1260
    HP: 253
    STR: 128
    VIT: 100
    AGI: 81
    
    At Chapter 18
    Alignment: Fire
    Job: Samurai
    Weapon: Zantetsuken 
    Level: 35
    EXP: 21610/22950
    HP: 338
    STR: 208
    VIT: 133
    AGI: 98
    
    Joins at the start of Chapter 3. Being a Samurai Meiga's a very
    powerful fighter with high STR. Useful both in the field and in
    encounters. I leave him an Infantry so that he can crush the enemy in
    the field. Another character who leaves at Chapter 12, and can be
    fought in Chapter 17 in order to get him back on your team.
    
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    ABELIA                                                          [MCABE]
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    -Stats-
    At Chapter 5
    Alignment: Fire 
    Job: Gladiator
    Weapon: Gladius 
    Level: 8
    EXP: 2310/2680 
    HP: 277
    STR: 121 
    VIT: 79
    AGI: 89
    
    At Chapter 11
    Alignment: Fire 
    Job: Gladiator
    Weapon: Gladius 
    Level: 21 
    EXP: 8450/9100 
    HP: 337 
    STR: 140 
    VIT: 85 
    AGI: 96 
    
    At Chapter 13
    Alignment: Lightning 
    Job: Gladiator
    Weapon: Gladius 
    Level: 38 
    EXP: 25820/27360 
    HP: 414 
    STR: 167 
    VIT: 93 
    AGI: 105
    
    First joins you in Chapter 5. Abelia joins and leaves your party more
    than any other character. Each time she comes back she's more powerful
    than before, though. Her Alignment and Costume even change. Sword and
    Shield makes her deadly during encounters. You should keep her as
    Infantry, and if she's not the target have her keep pounding the enemy
    while on the field; if the enemy starts attacking her start an
    encounter.  
    
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    EURYDICE                                                        [MCEUR]
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    -Stats-
    At Chapter 5
    Alignment: Fire
    Job: Pirate
    Weapon: Great Sword 
    Level: 8
    EXP: 2310/2680
    HP: 276
    STR: 115
    VIT: 84
    AGI: 85
    
    At Chapter 18 
    Alignment: Fire
    Job: Knight
    Weapon: Great Sword 
    Level: 37
    EXP: 24350/25820
    HP: 420
    STR: 136
    VIT: 172
    AGI: 106
    
    Another character that joins at Chapter 5. Eurydice is one of the best
    characters you can get. Iron Sword is a powerful class of weapons, and
    she has the stats to pack a punch. Infantry and Calvary are good
    choices for her. She leaves after Chapter 12 like other members, but
    can be fought in Chapter 17 and will rejoin afterwards. She comes back
    as a Knight, but keeps the Iron Sword.
    
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    GIRARDOT                                                        [MCGIR]
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    -Stats-
    At Chapter 7
    Alignment: Fire
    Job: Knight
    Weapon: Heavy Lance 
    Level: 15
    EXP: 5170/5650
    HP: 323
    STR: 102
    VIT: 140
    AGI: 96
    
    He's pretty much a second Aeneas, at probablly a higher level, which is
    of course a good thing. Don't get too attached to him beacuse once he
    leaves after Chapter 12 he never returns to your party. You might want
    to not even use him, so that the rest of your party's levels don't
    suffer. Later, you can recruit his son who fights just like him.
    
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    AILIAN                                                          [MCAIL]
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    -Stats-
    At Chapter 9
    Alignment: Lightning 
    Job: Samurai 
    Weapon: Sickle 
    Level: 17 
    EXP: 6150/6680  
    HP: 280 
    STR: 128 
    VIT: 103 
    AGI: 123 
    
    At Chapter 17
    Alignment: Lightning 
    Job: Samurai 
    Weapon: Sickle 
    Level: 39
    EXP: 27360/28970 
    HP: 351
    STR: 219
    VIT: 136 
    AGI: 101 
    
    Ailian fights as a NPC in chapter 8 you can save, but don't worry about
    her as she joins up no matter what. She joins at the start of Chapter
    9. Samurai is a good Job, but I don't really like the Sickle weapons.
    Infantry is a good unit type for her, and I keep her in field fights
    since I don't really like her in encounters. She leaves after Chapter
    12, but comes back right at the start of Chapter 17.
    
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    TINA                                                            [MCTIN]
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    -Stats-
    At Chapter 13
    Alignment: Fire 
    Job: Assassin 
    Weapon: Kunai 
    Level: 25 
    EXP: 11290/12100 
    HP: 301 
    STR: 140
    VIT: 123 
    AGI: 144 
    
    One of the three new characters you get at the start of Chapter 13.
    She has quite a bit of dialouge now that your other vocal members
    aren't with you. Kunai is one of my favorite weapon styles, so I
    found her useful, and is over all the best of the three new chracters.
    Infantry and Bandit are good unit options. 
    
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    YUILIN                                                          [MCYUI]
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    -Stats-
    At Chapter 13
    Alignment: Fire 
    Job: Saint 
    Weapon: Steel Fan 
    Level: 27 
    EXP: 12950/13850  
    HP: 332 
    STR: 118 
    VIT: 130 
    AGI: 107 
    
    Another new character who shows up in Chapter 13. I didn't find her too
    useful since Fan is kind of not my style. I'd probablly make her a
    Knight.
    
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    LUCA                                                            [MCLUC]
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    -Stats-
    At Chapter 13
    Alignment: Fire 
    Job: Thief 
    Weapon: Jambiya 
    Level: 26 
    EXP: 12100/12950 
    HP: 303 
    STR: 88 
    VIT: 84 
    AGI: 119 
    
    The third character you get in Chapter 13. He's the worst of the three.
    Though I like Daggers, Thief has some rather poor stats that will wind
    up in Luca ending up dead pretty quick. Keep him a Bandit and out of
    field fights.
    
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    LUNA                                                            [MCLUN]
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    -Stats-
    At Chapter 19
    Alignment: Water 
    Job: Sage 
    Weapon: Heisheng Jian 
    Level: 51 
    EXP: 51850/54450   
    HP: 466 
    STR: 143 
    VIT: 149 
    AGI: 127 
    
    Your last character and a former foe at that. She's quite strong, even
    if you can only use her for 2 Chapters. Infantry and Knight are both
    good unit options. I used her as my main tank while making it over to
    Strife. 
    
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    Optional Characters                                             [07OPC]
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    These characters don't join your party automatically. Instead they have
    to be saved before they come over to your forces. 
    
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    KANON                                                           [OCKAN]
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    -Stats-
    At Chapter 9
    Alignment: Wind 
    Job: Monk
    Weapon: Kick Edge 
    Level: 12 
    EXP: 3850/4270 
    HP: 301 
    STR: 117 
    VIT: 71 
    AGI: 91 
    
    At Chapter 18
    Alignment: Wind 
    Job: Gladiator
    Weapon: Kick Edge 
    Level: 32
    EXP: 17950/19110 
    HP: 387 
    STR: 157
    VIT: 90 
    AGI: 103 
    
    One of the Halteese soldiers you can save during Chapter 8. Unlike
    Ailian, you must save Kanon before she is killed, or she won't join
    you. Problem is that she's behind a Maletta base and several troops are
    charging at her fast. The best way to get her is to make 3 Bandits and
    place them near the node closest to her. Break down the base quickly,
    and run to Kanon to save her. Ailian will probablly get killed during  
    this, but don't worry about it. She leaves after Chapter 12, but can
    be fought in Chapter 17 so that she rejoins. Shegoes from Monk to
    Gladiator, which I guess is an ok trade. 
    
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    LERAJE                                                          [OCLER]
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    -Stats-
    At Chapter 9
    Alignment: Wind
    Job: Knight
    Weapon: Schweitzer 
    Level: 15 
    EXP: 5170/5650  
    HP: 323 
    STR: 102 
    VIT: 140 
    AGI: 96 
    
    At Chapter 18
    Alignment: Wind
    Job: Pirate
    Weapon: Schweitzer 
    Level: 37  
    EXP: 24350/25820  
    HP: 403 
    STR: 158
    VIT: 114 
    AGI: 99 
    
    Another Halteese Soldier you can save during Chapter 8. Though Maletta
    soldiers are charging at him too, no bases are blocking him. Send a
    Calvary to his aid and he'll join after the battle. Like pretty much
    everyone else he leaves after chapter 12, but can be fought so he'll
    come back in Chapter 18. I really don't like that he gos from Knight to
    Pirate, beacuse it really lowers the amount of punishment he can take. 
    
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    Either/Or Characters                                            [08EOC]
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    These characters come in sets. You can have one or the other, but never
    both in the same play through. You can choose the other one in a New
    Game+, though.
    
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    JINKAI                                                          [EOJIN]
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    -Stats-
    At Chapter 9
    Alignment: Fire 
    Job: Ninja 
    Weapon: Onimaro and Tobikage 
    Level: 21
    EXP: 8450/9100 
    HP: 291 
    STR: 134 
    VIT: 104 
    AGI: 126 
    
    At Chapter 17
    Alignment: Fire 
    Job: Samurai 
    Weapon: Onimaro and Tobikage 
    Level: 38
    EXP: 25820/27360 
    HP: 348 
    STR: 216  
    VIT: 136 
    AGI: 100 
    
    You can only get him or Xiaoxin, and since I like Katana and Shuriken
    more than Chinese Sword, I typically get Jinkai. Though he joins at
    Chapter 9, getting him matters on what you did during Chapter 2. During
    that chapter you faced off against a number of enemies, two of them
    being Jinkai and Xiaoxin. If you killed Jinkai first, then you get him.
    You'll most likely get him your first time anyway, as you'll probablly
    run in to him first, as he charges a base closer to your Main base. He
    leaves after Chapter 12, but comes back at the start of Chapter 17.
    He goes from Ninja to Samurai, which I'd say is good.
    
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    XIAOXIN                                                         [EOXIA]
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    -Stats-
    At Chapter 9
    Alignment: Water
    Job: Pirate
    Weapon: Qing Long
    Level: 20
    EXP: 7830/8450
    HP: 329
    STR: 132
    VIT: 89
    AGI: 91
    
    At Capter 17
    Alignment: Water
    Job: Pirate
    Weapon: Qing Long
    Level: 37
    EXP: 24350/25820
    HP: 403
    STR: 158
    VIT: 114
    AGI: 99
    
    The other chracter you can get in place of Jinkai. During Chapter 2
    defeat him before Jinkai and he'll join at Chapter 9. Like Jinkai and 
    Ailian he leaves after Chapter 12, but returns during the start of
    Chapter 17.
    
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    FEOFAN                                                          [EOFEO]
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    -Stats-
    At Chapter 16
    Alignment: Wind 
    Job: Gladiator 
    Weapon: Gladius  
    Level: 34 
    EXP: 20330/21610 
    HP: 396 
    STR: 160 
    VIT: 91 
    AGI: 103
    
    You can only get him or Rudiger. I'd rather get Rudiger as a Lance user
    to take Girardot's place is alot more useful. Plus Feofan looks really
    weird. It's more likely you'll get Feofan, though. Just like with
    Xiaoxin and Jinkai, whoever you defeat first joins your party, however
    Feofan is really close to your Main Base, while Rudiger is on the other
    side of the map. He gets overshadowed once you get Abelia back. 
    
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    RUDIGER                                                         [EORUD]
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    -Stats-
    At Chapter 16
    Alignment: Water  
    Job: Knight 
    Weapon: Heavy Lance 
    Level: 38 
    EXP: 25820/27360 
    HP: 424 
    STR: 137 
    VIT: 174 
    AGI: 107 
    
    You can only get him or Feofan. I go with Rudiger as he uses a Lance,
    looks really cool (And also unlocks his cool gear for Character
    Creation), and is also Girardot's son (This is only mentioned on the
    SC3 Website and not really in game). Problem is getting him, though.
    You have to defeat him before Feofan, which can easily put your Main
    Base at great risk, possibly failing the Chapter. Make sure you have
    enough gold to spare so that you can foritfy alot. First foritfy your
    base to the south, then take out the minor Rebels standing around.
    Now you'll want to take out the two bases north of Voldo out at
    around the same, the far north one being the more important. Once
    any of the Rebel bases are taken out, eight powerful enemies will
    charge right for your Main base, among them being Rudiger and Feofan.
    If you do it right you'll trap Katina and Fengyu, and if you're lucky
    Rudiger and Mayura will split up. When Rudiger is out in the field
    charage him and start an encounter with a character you know can take
    him out. Now just clean up the rest so your Main Base stays in shape.
    
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    Job Change and New Game+                                        [09JCN]
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    As you've porbably noticed, some of the characters' Jobs change around
    Chapter 17 or 18. Some of these are good, and others can be a bit bad
    for their stats. Jinkai for exmaple loses alot of AGI, but gains STR.
    Here is alist of changes:
    
    Jinkai: Ninja > Samurai
    Riese: Thief > Assassin
    Eurydice: Pirate > Knight
    Kanon: Monk > Gladiator
    Leraje: Knight > Pirate
    
    Since Jinkai joins you at the start of the Chapter, you can't avoid
    this change. The other 4 are enemies during Chapter 17 and if you
    defeat them they rejoin. If you leave them alone they won't come back
    to your party and won't change Jobs. And why would you not want them
    back in your party? New Game+. When you beat Chapter 20 and save a
    New Game+, not only do levels carry over, but so do these Job class
    changes. So once Eurydice becomes a Knight you can never turn her back
    into a Pirate. If you want to avoid fighting them you'll have to fight 
    through Sophitia and Tira, which isn't too hard by the time you get
    there.
    
    Oddly enough Kanon and Leraje are enemy characters even if you didn't
    save them back in Chapter 8. They won't join you if you defeat them
    here, though.
    
    Another note about New Game+ is that even though Abelia's alignment
    rests to Fire, she keeps her Lightning voice. She's now Evil from the
    start of the game!
    
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    Closing and Credits                                             [10CAC]
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    -Sources-
    
    -http://www.soularchive.jp/ - Info about Girardot and Rudiger
    -Rempidzier's SC3 FAQ - Help getting passed the last 3 Chapters
    -TinyCaterpillar's Character Creation Guide - Info about recruiting
    Xiaoxin and Kanon
    -Who ever on the GameFAQs message board compiled Iron Sword's Anti AI
    Moves
    -The Money Glitch
    
    -Legal-
    
    This document is copyright 2006 by Kurtis Seid
    Soul Calibur 3 is copyright 2005 by Namco
    
    Please don't Distribute or plagiarise this without the author's
    permission.
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    ~End Fragnarokment   

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