Korin Quest Guide by GameCoder

Version: Final | Updated: 03/03/08 | Printable Version

Growlanser: Heritage of War
Korinís Quests Guide
Written by Black Genesis/Gamecoder
Email: BlackGenesis1584@yahoo.com

Thank you for taking your time to read my guide and I hope that this 
guide can help you complete the game. This guide also contains spoiler 
so read at your own risk. Furthermore, this guide is based on my 
personal gameplay so there is a possibility that you can complete the 
quests in a different way.

If you have any comments, suggestions, questions, strategies, or tips 
you want to share, please don't hesitate to email me.

--------------------------[VERSION HISTORY]-----------------------------
November 12, 2007
- Guide Completed

November 16, 2007
- Added more information about the Futon Dog Quest

January 02, 2008
- Added more information about the Futon Dog Quest

January 08, 2008
- Fixed a slight error

March 03, 2008
- Added some stuff

------------------------[KORIN'S QUESTS GUIDE]--------------------------
This section includes all the side quests that involves Korin. Korin 
wants to win the Fairy contest and become the Queen of Fairies. In order 
to fulfill her wish, you need to do a lot of quests for her. You need to 
do this if you want to get Haschenís ultimate armor <Final Guard> and 
Korin's ending.

Of course, in order to become the Queen, you need to dress properly (not 
really). Thereís a total 12 outfits for you to find. You can change her 
outfit by either resting in the inn or using a training facility. Please
note that some of these outfits are missable. Even though some of these 
outfits are missable, they're just optional items. They donít affect the
Fairy Contest.

1. Black Clothes - automatically obtain during the main role.

2. Gloriaís Clothes - During Fanilleís role, make sure to speak with the 
                      kid in the beach inside Rio Rey and do his letter 
                      quest, and also make sure to speak with him again 
                      once you have Korin. If the above requirements are
                      fulfilled, you will get this outfit automatically 
                      when you obtain the Black Clothes.

3. Sportswear - When you enter Zerdok for the first time, knock on the 
                house near the right exit and a woman will give you a 
                special item <Sportswear Pattern>. Bring this item to 
                the house near the item shop in Jaergen Village to get 

4. Maid Clothes - Speak with one of the maids inside Fanilleís House in 
                  Jaergen Village.

5. Cheerleader - When you enter Zerdok for the first time, knock on the 
                 second house near the right exit and an old man will 
                 mention about an animal. Speak with him again after 
                 you spoke to the woman who owns a futon dog in Totuwa 
                 Village to get it.

6. Business Suit - After your quest in Totuwa Village, return to 
                   Zerdok and knock on the house near the right exit 
                   and the woman will give you another special item 
                   <Suit Pattern>. Bring this item again to the house 
                   near the item shop in Jaergen Village to get it.

7. Kimono - You need to do the SFC side quest first by speaking with the 
            man in Felmentia. The man will give it to you after you had 
            all 5 SFC applications signed. To get all 5 SFC applications
            sign, you need to speak with various people and used the 
            special item SFC application on them.

a. Zerdok - old man near the big statue
b. Zaramba - one of the peddlers
c. Geilenach - knock on the door near the entrance. Speak with everyone 
               in the town if he doesnít want to sign it.
d. Totuwa - man located northeast from the entrance
e. Juwaina Village - man near the entrance. 

8. School Uniform - Speak with Ann inside Randallís house to get it.

9. PMB Healerís Uniform - Examine the shiny item on the sofa in the
                          upper section of the Admonisher.

10. Dress - After you completed Mission 32, go to Zerdok and knock on 
            the house near the right exit and the woman will give you 
            another special item <Dress Pattern>. Bring this item again
            to the house near the item shop in Jaergen Village to get 

11. Raccoon Suit - First you need to obtain a special item <Futonslator> 
                   from Irving to do the futon dog quest. When doing the
                   futon dog quest, make sure that you bring at least 
                   one of them to Irving (Credit goes to Mystery_Origin 
                   for telling me this). After you collected all 6 of 
                   them, speak with Irving in the PMB Headquarters, and 
                   then speak with him again in Totuwaís inn to get it.

12. Swimsuit - First, you need to be the champion in all the matches in 
               the Colosseum including the bonus ones to fight the Jagd 
               Screaper. Defeat it and you will get it as a reward. 

In order for Korin to win the contest, you need to teach her various 
skills to use in the contest. Thereís a total of 12 skills for her to 
learn. You need to go to towns and speak with various people to obtain 
them. Some of them can be obtained by searching various objects inside
towns. Please note that some skills can only be acquired by either
raising Korinís stats, or getting the other skills first.

1. A Day in the Forest - Examine the shiny item on the barrel located 
                         southeast in Zerdokís first screen. In order 
                         to get it, you need to use the southwest exit 
                         from the second screen. 

2. Figure - Speak with Nora inside the contest hall when you enter 
            Jaergen Village for the first time.

3. Landscape - Head for Rio Rey and go to the hospital. Check the 
               painting hanging on the wall to get it.

4. Still Life - Go to Fanilleís lab in the PMB Headquarters, and search 
                the upper right shelf to get it.

5. Expressionism - Speak with the old man near the flower lady in Zerdok 
                   to learn it.

6. Photorealism - After mission 07 is completed, head for the PMB 
                  Headquarters and knock on the first door near the 
                  entrance and a guy will tell you about a man who is an
                  artist. Go east to the next screen and speak with the 
                  researcher nearby to get it.

7. Butterfly Ballet - Speak with the old man near the well in Felmentia.

8. Circling Hawk - Knock on the door near the shop in Totuwa to get it.

9. Flight of the Bee - Head for Elphan Forest and speak with one of the 
10. Love of Flowers - Go to Juwaina Village and examine the shiny item 
                      near the flowers to get it.

11. Sunset - After you obtained Love of Flowers, go to Fanilleís house 
             and speak with one of the maid to learn it.

12. Impressionism - Learn it from a man in Safeguardsí Sanctuary after 
                    your quest there. To get it, knock on one of the 
                    doors to your right. You need to raise Korinís SNS 
                    stat to 500 in order to learn it.

In order for Korin to win the contest, you need to raise her stats in 
order to perform well in the Fairy Contest. Korin has 8 different stats
to build: Knowledge (KNW), Intelligence (INT), Sensitivity (SNS), 
Charisma (CHA), Mentality (MNT), Dexterity (DEX), Stamina (STA) and
Agility (AGI). By increasing Korin's stats, she can gain abilities that
can help you during your journey. Thereís a lot of ways to increase her

1. Fairy Trainer - You need to speak with her after your quest in 
                   Juwaina Village. Also, you need Rana Fruits in order 
                   for the Fairy Trainer to raise Korinís stats. Rana 
                   Fruits can be found in chests, rare dropped from 
                   enemies and can be gotten as a reward from the 

2. Training Facilities - Thereís a total of six training facilities in 
                         the game, and each of them is located inside 
                         the inn. The first one is located in Zerdok, 
                         the second one is located in Jaergen village, 
                         the third one is located in Felmentia, the 
                         fourth one is located in Totuwa, the fifth one 
                         is located in Geilenach, and the last one is 
                         located in the PMB Headquarters, but you canít 
                         access it until you have completed Mission 21. 
                         To actually raise Korinís stats, you need to 
                         use either a Lesson Coupon or Mil.

a. Lesson Coupons - Think of them as tickets to raise Korinís stats for 
                    free. Lesson Coupons are rare drops from enemies and
                    can be gotten as a reward from the Colosseum.

b. Mil - the easiest way to raise Korinís stats is to spend a lot of 
         money. The money cost will increase every time you raise 
         Korinís stats. According to Mystery_Origin, the cost will stop
         raising at 500 Mil, after that no matter how many times you 
         train, the cost will remain the same.

Training Facility is one of the ways to increase Korinís stats. Thereís 
a total of 5 training methods you can use, and each training method has 
their own training sessions. You need to spend either a Lesson Coupon or
Mil in order to use them. Please note that by using a Training Facility,
some of her stats will increase, but at the same time some of her stats 
will decrease. This section will list every training methods and
training sessions the training facility has to offer. I also listed 
which stats will increase and decrease in each training session.

1. Exercise

- Weight training

Increase: 24+ STA, 1+ FOC
Decrease: -1 KNW, -1 INT, -1 CHR (randomly selected)

- 100-foot dash

Increase: 22+ AGI
Decrease: -1 DEX, -1 SNS, -1 KNW, -1 CHR (randomly selected)

- Marathon

Increase: 8+ FOC, 14+ STA
Decrease: -1 AGI

2. Read

- Literature

Increase: 8+ SNS, 11+ INT
Decrease: -1 STA, -1 AGI (randomly selected)

- Non-fiction

Increase: 23+ KNW
Decrease: -1 DEX, -1 SNS (randomly selected)

- Magazine

Increase: 8+ KNW, 11+ CHR, <1+ SNS(random)>
Decrease: -1 DEX, -1 INT, -1 STA, -1 FOC (randomly selected)

3. Get creative

- Sculpture

Increase: 10+ DEX, 8+ SNS, <1+ STA(random)>
Decrease: - 1 CHR
Increase/Decrease: <1+/-1 AGI (random)>

- Painting

Increase: 4+ INT, 10+ SNS, 4+ DEX
Decrease: -1 AGI, -1 STA (randomly selected)

- Cooking

Increase: 8+ CHR, 10+ DEX
Decrease: -1 FOC
Increase/Decrease: <1+/-1 CHR (random)>

4. Listen to music

- Listen attentively

Increase: 6+ INT, 6+ CHR, 6+ SNS
Decrease: -1 FOC, -1 AGI, -1 STA (randomly selected)

- Sing along

Increase: 4+ DEX, 8+ CHR, 8+ SNS
Decrease: -1 STA, -1 AGI (randomly selected)

- Get up and dance

Increase: 6+ STA, 4+ SNS, 9+ CHR
Decrease: -1 INT, -1 FOC (randomly selected)

5. Quiet reflection

- Meditation

Increase: 11+ FOC, <2+ INT(random), 2+ SNS(random)>
Decrease: -1 STA

- Calligraphy

Increase: 4+ DEX, 8+ FOC, <2+ SNS(random), 1+ INT(random)>
Decrease: <-1 STA (random)>

Fairy Trainer is the other way of raising Koriní stats. You need to 
speak with her after your quest in Juwaina Village. You need Rana Fruit 
in order for her to raise Korinís stats. Using Rana Fruits will increase 
Korinís stats WITHOUT the penalty of decreasing her stats. One Rana 
Fruit increases one stat by 100.

By increasing Korin's stats, she can gain abilities that can help you 
during your journey. To view Korin's abilities press START and pick the 
option "Korin". I also listed the required stats for each ability.

1. Treasure Scout - Using this in dungeons or other places where 
                    treasure is found, Korin will scout ahead and report
                    back with how many unopened chests are left in that 
                    area. However, it cannot be used on the overworld 
                    field map, or inside cities and towns.

Required Stats: 100 SNS, 120 DEX, 150 STA

2. Friend Rating - Korin will tell you what each characters in party
                   thinks about the main characters. Blue means low 
                   rating, Green means normal rating, and Red/Pink means
                   high rating. To get your characters'Friend Rating to 
                   red/pink, you need to treat them nicely by picking the 
                   positive choices, raising them when they got knocked 
                   out during battles, and getting Mission Completes. 

Required Stats: 100 KNW, 100 INT, 250 SNS, 200 CHR
"I feel awkward around him..."

"He's a nice person."
"He is nice to me..."

"Ah... Well... I-Im embarrased..."
"He's a bit of a jerk."

"Not so bad, I'd say."
"He's not bad at all!"

" I can count on him!"
"He's nobody to me."

"He's a good subordinate."
"I can trust him."

"He's not quite up to snuff."

"I look forward to seeing him grow up."
"He reminds me of someone I knew..."

"I truly cherish my friendship with him."
"Just hearing his name gets me upset."

"He's one of Krious' men."
"Hm... He's not bad at all."

"He's someone special to me..."
"I don't want to talk about him."

"He's a good soldier."
"He's a worthy rival."

"He's a good friend of mine."

3. Event Memo - Read the memos Korin writes about the latest events in
                the storyline. Only the memo relating to the most recent
                event can be read; there are no archived memos.

Required Stats: 100 KNW, 100 SNS

4. Psyche Eval - Korin will describe the main character's personality, 
                 which is determined by the player's action.

Required Stats: 200 KNW, 100 INT, 150 SNS, 200 CHR, 100 FOC

5. Special Abilities - any special abilities Korin has learned can be 
                       viewed here. I also listed the required stats for
                       each level.

a. Guard Physical - Lvx 2% chance to block attacks.

Lv1 - 100 DEX, 250 STA, 250 AGI
Lv2 - 200 DEX, 350 STA, 350 AGI
Lv3 - 300 DEX, 450 STA, 450 AGI
Lv4 - 400 DEX, 550 STA, 550 AGI
Lv5(MAX) - 500 DEX, 650 STA, 650 AGI

b. Guard Magic - Lvx 2% chance to block spells.

Lv1 - 200 KNW, 100 DEX, 200 FOC
Lv2 - 350 KNW, 200 DEX, 350 FOC
LV3 - 450 KNW, 300 DEX, 450 FOC
Lv4 - 550 KNW, 400 DEX, 550 FOC
Lv5(MAX) - 650 KNW, 500 DEX, 650 FOC

c. Revenge - Lvx 2% chance to counterattack. Counter damage depends on 
             Korinís stats.

Lv1 - 100 KNW, 200 SNS, 200 DEX, 100 STA, 100 AGI
Lv2 - 200 KNW, 350 SNS, 350 DEX, 200 STA, 200 AGI
Lv3 - 300 KNW, 500 SNS, 500 DEX, 300 STA, 300 AGI
Lv4 - 400 KNW, 650 SNS, 650 DEX, 450 STA, 450 AGI
Lv5(MAX) - 500 KNW, 700 SNS, 700 DEX, 600 STA, 600 AGI

d. Gabbing - Starts blathering when bored.

Lv1 - 120 KNW, 120 INT, 120 SNS, 90 CHR
Lv2 - 160 KNW, 160 INT, 211 SNS, 120 CHR
Lv3 - 180 KNW, 180 INT, 260 SNS, 140 CHR
Lv4 - 200 KNW, 200 INT, 311 SNS, 160 CHR
Lv5 - 220 KNW, 220 INT, 351 SNS, 180 CHR
Lv6 - 250 KNW, 250 INT, 401 SNS, 200 CHR
Lv7 - 280 KNW, 280 INT, 441 SNS, 210 CHR
Lv8 - 310 KNW, 310 INT, 481 SNS, 220 CHR
Lv9(MAX) - 340 KNW, 340 INT, 501 SNS, 240 CHR

e. Event Memo - Recounts the story.

Lv1(MAX) - 100 KNW, 100 SNS

f. Friend Rating - Charts your friendship ratings.

Lv1(MAX) - 100 KNW, 100 INT, 250 SNS, 200 CHR

g. Psyche Eval - Hear what everyone thinks of you.

Lv1(MAX) - 200 KNW, 100 INT, 150 SNS, 200 CHR, 100 FOC

h. Treasure Scout - Check how many more treasure chests remain in the 
                    current dungeon.

Lv1(MAX) - 100 SNS, 120 DEX, 150 STA

i. Bargaining - Charms merchants into giving a discount. Discount rate 
                depends on the skill Lv.

Lv1 - 200 KNW, 230 CHR, 150 DEX
Lv2 - 280 KNW, 360 CHR, 200 DEX
Lv3 - 360 KNW, 490 CHR, 250 DEX
Lv4 - 440 KNW, 620 CHR, 350 DEX
Lv5(MAX) - 520 KNW, 750 CHR, 400 DEX

In order to win the fairy contest, you have to participate and win the 
preliminaries. Thereís a total of four preliminaries you need to 
participate and win in order to qualify in the final contest. Please 
note that once the contest is over, itís over for good, so make sure to 
save your game before entering the contest.

1. Charm Contest - Femininity
Location: Zerdok
Outfit to wear: Kimono
Entry Fee: 2000 Mil
Rival: Lily, Nora
Reward: 10000 Mil

2. Art Contest - Creativity
Location: Jaergen Village
Outfit to wear: School Uniform
Entry Fee: 2000 Mil
Rival: Nora, Lily
Reward: 10000 Mil

3. Physical Contest - Physical Fitness
Location: Felmentia
Outfit to wear: Sportswear
Entry Fee: 2000 Mil
Rival: Nina
Reward: 10000 Mil

4. Debate Contest - Wit
Location: Totuwa
Outfit to wear: Business Suit
Entry Fee: 2000 Mil
Rival: Mira
Reward: 10000 Mil

5. Final Contest - Femininity, Creativity, Physical Fitness, Wit
Location: Geilenach
Requirement: Must participate and win in all 4 preliminaries
Outfit to wear: Dress
Entry Fee: None
Rival: Yurii
Reward: 10000 Mil, Queen of Pixies title

After Korin won the Fairy Contest, go to Elphan Forest (after 
Mission 41 is completed) and speak with the Matron Fairy to get 
Haschenís ultimate armor <Final Guard>. 

If you canít get it, then you need to change your personality by talking
to the Juju lady in Warslee Village using Incenses that can be bought in
Zerdok or Oils that can be bought in Juwaina Village.

Morals (Grapefruit Incence)
- Make it better
- Make it worse

Self Confidence (Clary Sage Incense)
- Be more confident
- Be less confident

General Attitude (Rosemary Incense)
- Be more intelligent
- Be less intelligent

Kindness (Mint Oil)
- Be kinder to people
- Be colder to people

Meekness (Sweet Orange Oil)
- Be more good hearted
- Be more calculating

Composure (Lavender Incense)
- Be more collected
- Be more emotional

Initiative (Tarragon Incense)
- Be more aggressive
- Be less aggressive

Attitude towards men (Cedarwood Incense)
- Be attracted to men
- Dislike men

Attitude towards women (Rose Geranium Oil)
- Be attracted to women
- Dislike women

If you want to get Korin's ending, make sure that you participate and
win the Fairy Contest before the Friendship Medal Event. Also during the
Friendship Medal Event, make sure that you pick the choice "It's for 

I raised all Korinís stats to 999. You can get the money from 
participating in the Colosseum (Platinum Match). Winning the Platinum
Match will get you 15000 Mil plus you can sell the reward <Mortal Blow> 
you'll recieve for another 15000 Mil. 

Charm Contest: I signed up and mastered all the charm lessons 
before participating in the contest in order to perform well in the 
etiquette event. For the singing event, I chose Opera ďSunsetĒ, and for 
the dancing event, I chose Flight of the Bee.

Art Contest: I chose Landscape, Impressionalistic and a color scheme of 
black and white.

Physical Contest: I signed up and mastered all the flying classes before 
participating in the Physical Contest. In the aerial race, I kept 
tapping X to cheer for Korin. In the weight-lifting event, I chose 23 
fruits in all 3 attempts. In the acrobatic, I chose Tailspin, Triple 
Loop, and Rising Dragon.

Debate Contest: I kept choosing Assertion until Miraís score went down 
to Zero. If the first half ends, then pick the option "Cheer her on".

Final Contest: In the charm division, I chose everything first until 
Korin says she can do better, then I chose Opera ďSunsetĒ for Korin to 
sing, and I chose Flight of the Bee for Korin to dance. In the art 
division, the one you chose from the Art Contest will be used here. In 
the acrobatic flying, I chose Tailspin, Triple Loop, and Rising Dragon. 
In the essay writing contest when given a set of choices, I picked the 
second choice ďThink back to your journeysĒ.

Mystery_Originís Strategy:
Debate Contest: around 900 int (an overkill, she couldn't even damage 
korin), assert when I have the advantage, argue when I lose the 
advantage (or in neutral.)

Charm Contest: Don't remember stat, in the 800 I believe. Master 
Etiquette, auto win. Best song and best music possible.

Art Contest: In the 900, couldn't win in the 700s. Landscape, 
impressionism, whatever she wants for colour.

Physical: 900s, rapid tapping X, 23 fruits, and I lost the flying 
contest... Couldn't even learn all my flying skills with 900ish stats.

Final contest, 970 minimum for all stats, tried at 950 but lost the 
charm division. Still lost the flying division...

AsqdasqĎs Strategy:
Nice, but I believe you don't need that many stats. I won the final with 
850 stats. And the debate with 700 int knw; Also for the phys. contest I 
only managed to win the race without pressing X, I was around 700-800 I 
believe. For the acrobatic flying I chose the 3 last options, it gives 
you 31 points. And I also believe I made an Impressionistic Landscape 
with stats near 700; And for the first contest, I won with 200-300 using 
the most basic dance/song 

----------------------[FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS]----------------------
Q. Hey your guide sucks.
A. Well, this is my first time making one so I expect to get this 
   kind of feedbacks.

Q. How can I start the Futon Dog Quest?
A. To start the quest, you need a special item <Futonslator> from Irving
   inside the PMB Headquarters. In order to get it, make sure that you 
   ALWAYS speak with him every time you spotted a futon dog during your
   When the above requirement is fulfilled, you will get the Futonslator
   from him after Mission 23 is completed. Once you have the 
   Futonslator, you can start the Futon Dog Quest.
   To start the Futon Dog Quest you need to speak with the Futon Dog in 
   Totuwa by using the Futonslator. The quest requires you to gather all 
   six Futon Dogs and drag them back to Totuwa. To gather a futon dog, 
   you have to approach it and use the Futonslator. You can only carry 
   one futon dog at a time and you have to drag it all the way back 
   Totuwa by walking.  According to paul holzman, Gmaverick03 and 
   KFCrispy, you can use the Steed Express for the futon dogs. 
   Also, make sure that you show at least one futon dog to Irving 
   (Credit goes to Mystery_Origin for telling me this) before you dump
   them to Totuwa to get another outfit for Korin later. Three futon 
   dogs can be acquired now, so start gathering.
   Each futon dog is located in...
   1. Liana - Felmentia. Second screen above the stairs to the west.
   2. Santos - Juwaina Jungle
   3. Tarran - Toadhenge (the one with the Frogshaped rock in it) Once
               you reach Toadhenge, zoom your camera northwest until 
               you see the futon dog. Exit this place and head all the
               way to the west and then go north to the next screen. 
               In this area, go east and approach the futon dog. After 
               the scene, go back to the previous screen and head north
               to the next screen. Go southeast and enter the 
               Underground Ruins. Youíve been here before, so go to 
               where the save point is located to find him.
   4. Kyr - After mission 25 is completed, go southeast from Zerdok 
   5. Masonite - After mission 28 is completed, go to Zaramba and search
                 south behind the bushes. 
   6. Soleil - Jaergen Village, Fanilleís house.

Q. How do I know that I spotted every futon dog during my journey?
A. You can spot the first dog by going southeast from Zerdok entrance. 
   The second dog can be spotted in Felmentia at the first screen, you 
   just need to see it, and then report it back to Irving. Later after 
   your quest in Totuwa, that dog will move to the second screen where 
   you can talk to it. The third dog can be spotted in Totuwa by talking
   to it. The fourth dog can be spotted outside Totuwa. The Fifth dog 
   can be spotted south of Zaramba hiding behind the bushes after your 
   quest in Totuwa, and the sixth dog can be spotted in Juwaina Jungle 
   by going southwest twice from the entrance. You don't need to search 
   every dog I mentioned, spotting three dogs is enough to get you the 
   Futonslator from Irving.

Q. Where can I get the money to raise her stats?
A. According to LOSTONE, you can get the money by participating in the 
   Colosseum (Platinum Match). Winning the Platinum Match will get you 
   15000 Mil and an accessory item <Mortal Blow> that you can sell for 
   another 15000 Mil.

Q. When is the right time to do the Fairy Contest?
A. I suggest that you do it before doing mission 36 or 37. That way you
   can participate in the Colosseum with decent levels.

Q. Hey can I contribute something in your Guide?
A. Yes you can as long as it hasnít been mentioned yet in my Guide.

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