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shortly. Many people compare Okami to Zelda, but it's not exactly a fair
comparison. One of the reasons is, it does have dungeons, but not many, and the
game's strength is not reliant on the dungeons like Zelda does. What Okami does
excel at is the overworld. It has hundreds of different things to do and find,
such as treasures, enemy hunts, extra abilities to find... It does the 
overworld better than what Zelda has done so far. Majora's Mask certainly came
close to that, but the overworld was small.

The rewards are often more rewarding than most of what Zelda offers when it 
comes to exploring the overworld. Not only that, character interactivity is 
vast, and the world itself is HUGE. Basically, take Twilight Princess's 
overworld, and imagine it four times as big, with insanely improved 
interactivity. Yeah, it's a pretty big game. The game can last 50 to 70 hours 
the first time playing through.

Anyway, enough praising the game. If you're reading this, I'm assuming that you
bought this great game due to its reception, and want something to help you 
through it. So yeah, enough talking, on with the guide...after I show the Table
of Contents. Oh yeah, this guide will rely a lot on ASCII art, so I recommend
viewing this with a fixed-width font, like Lucida Console. Otherwise, this 
guide will look weird. I type out all of my guides with this font.

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I. Legal Notices
II. Basics
  a. Controls
  b. HUD
  c. Fan Menu
  d. Story
III. Walkthrough
  a. Rebirth of a God
  b. Restoration Genesis
  c. Forest Lurker
  d. Akakabuto's Reign
  e. 100 Year Ruin
  f. The Sickly City
  g. Island of Evil
  h. Twin Owls at Sundown
  i. Light vs. Darkness
IV. Checklist
V. Techniques
  a. Brush Techniques
  b. Dojo Techniques
VI. Sun Fragments
VII. Stray Beads
VIII. Animal Tome
IX. Fish Tome
X. Treasure Tome
XI. Items
  a. Tools
  b. Equipment
  c. Pick-Ups
XII. Enemies
XIII. Bosses
XIV. Credits

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This covers the basics, and all you need to know about Okami. This includes the
controls (Wii version...I won't be using PS2 controls in this guide, 
remember!), the HUD (Heads-Up Display), and the Story. I hope you find this
section useful. Although first, lemme tell you the differences between the Wii
version and the PS2 version.

- PS2's graphics resemble aged Japanese art, with a heavy paper filter effect.
 Wii's graphics still resemble Japanese art, but the paper filter is much less
 pronounced. As a result, Wii's graphics are more vibrant and colorful.

- PS2 version uses traditional controls, while the Wii version uses motion
 controls for a few things. But that should be obvious, right?

- The Wii version can output the game at 480p and widescreen, as opposed to the
 PS2 version.

- Some of the artistic graphical effects have been removed from the PS2 
 version, such as Amaterasu leaving a short trail of black ink behind her when
 she moves, especially noticable when she jumps from a cliff with the camera
 in front of her. There's also the effect of ink actually "drawing" the area as
 you move. It's hard to explain, but it's a nice effect. To compensate this, 
 the Wii version has added blur effects and other things to make it a little
 nicer. The supposed reason for the Wii version not having those fancy effects
 is because the team who ported the game didn't have all of the game's source
 code. This could also explain the game's less prominent paper filter, though
 I'm thinking that's purely a design choice, since the filter is still there.

- The Wii version allows you to skip cutscenes on the first playthrough, 
 something the PS2 version lacked.

- On the other hand, the short loading screen minigames where you can earn 
 bonus Demon Fangs were removed on the Wii version.

- A big minus is that the Wii version has no credits whatsoever! D:
 The only reason for this is that the porting team had to remove it, as 
 Clover's (the original team who made it) name was plastered all over it. They
 couldn't simply remove the names either, since it was FMV. You can't edit FMV
 too well. If they left it in, it would've likely caused legal issues. Still,
 that's no excuse in my book. They could've just made a new credits FMV, but 
 no, they had to be lazy. Oh well...after you finish the Wii version, the only
 way to see the credits is to look it up on Youtube or something. Sucks, I 
 know. (Once you see it, you'll know why me and a lot of others are upset over
 this.)

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Wii Remote:

- Shake the Wii Remote once to dash. This can be used to start off a run 
 faster, and to also break things that you run into with it.

- When in battle, shake the Wii Remote to attack. Shake the Wii Remote slash
 after slash to perform a combo. The timing must be precise, and is different
 depending on the type of weapon.

- When using Glaives in battle, they can be charged up. To charge up a slash,
 swing the Wii Remote so that it is pointing upwards and hold it there to 
 charge. When you're ready to unleash your power, swing the Wii Remote 
 downwards. You can move around while charging Glaives, remember that.

- The Wii Remote sensor turns into the brush when the Celestial Brush screen is
 on. Very intuitive! More information on that a little further down.

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Nunchuk:

- Aside from the buttons, the Nunchuk itself can only perform one thing, and
 that is Fleetfoot, a special technique that can be learned at the Dojo. With
 it, you basically move the Nunchuk left, right, backwards, or forwards to 
 dodge in that direction. It requires practice, but even then results on which
 dodge you want may not come to fruition. It's a very finnicky control, but
 what'll you do?

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Power Button:

- Tired? Need to do something else? Maybe you don't like the game and want to
 quit? (...HA HA) Then just press and hold this button to shut off your Wii. 
 Just make sure you have your game saved first!

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HOME Button:

- There comes a time when you want to take a break from a game and do something
 else on the Wii. Well, press this button and the game will pause. At this 
 point, you can "Reset" the game (Hehe, c wut I did thar? With the "Reset" and
 all?), head back to the Wii Menu, or calibrate various Wii Remote settings
 like speaker volume, or reconnection.

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Directional Pad:

- There are times when you may need a better view of what you're looking at.
 Each of the directions on this pad pan the camera around Amaterasu.

- This can also be used to select items in the Fan Menu, or to select different
 responses when talking to someone.

- When in the Map screen, this can change the displayed Map layer. (If 
 applicable.)

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A Button:

- Use this to jump at any time. Press this again when touching a wall to jump
 off of it and gain height.

- Once you learn a certain ability at the Dojo, Amaterasu will be able to kick
 off of the air while jumping. This is the basic double jump.

- This button can be used to confirm selections in conversations or in the Fan
 Menu.

- This button allows you to paint when you have the Canvas out! Simply hold A,
 and move the Wii Remote around to paint. The closer the Wii Remote is to the
 screen, the thicker the lines will be.

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B Button:

- This is the button that brings up the Celestial Brush Canvas. Hold the button
 to keep it up, and hold A while moving the Wii Remote to start painting! Each
 time you paint something on the Canvas, it costs one Ink Pot. You gradually
 gain more Ink over time, but defeated enemies may sometimes drop Ink Pot 
 refills.

- Painting is the game's most important gimmick. (I say that in a positive 
 way.) When something seems impassable, or otherwise weird, try painting 
 something onto the scene!

- During the game's course, Amaterasu will learn various techniques. Most of
 these techniques only become available when the Brush is over certain objects
 in the Canvas, and a special color "smoke" radiates from it. The technique 
 used may all be dependant on which color the smoke is. Use that smoke as a
 guide!

- There are various hidden brush techniques in the game. Some aren't part of
 the story and need to have sidequests finished to learn them, others are
 simply hidden from view completely and may do different effects.

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C Button:

- For the most part, this button only has one function, and that is to dig.
 Sometimes you may find valuable things hidden in the dirt, but at the start,
 Amaterasu cannot dig through harder rocks. You may need to go to the Dojo to
 learn how...

- In certain situations, you can press this button to bite someone or 
 something. Usually it doesn't do much, but sometimes when you bite something,
 you'll carry it around with you. Experiment! Maybe you can even bite some 
 people to get a kick out of it!

- Once you've spent your hard-earned money on a certain couple of abilities at
 the Dojo, you can humiliate your enemies by heading towards them and pressing
 C. For even more humiliation, hold C. These two seperate abilities are the 
 most expensive abilities in the game, and you may not be able to get them on
 the first playthrough...but they are so worth it.

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Control Stick:

- This is the basic movement for Amaterasu! It's pressure-sensitive, so if you
 tilt it slightly, Amaterasu will walk. Her walking speed is also dependant on
 how light the tilting is. If you tilt the Control Stick all the way in a
 direction, she will start a sprint. Her sprint, or run, has three phases, each
 of which she gains more speed. Just keep running and you will go faster. You
 can bypass a couple of phases in the running sequence if you dash right into a
 run.

- The Control Stick may also be used to select options in menus and 
 conversations, just like the Control/Directional Pad. Use whichever is more
 natural to you.

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Z Button:

- This is what many call a "context-sensitive button." What is that? Well, that
 means the button has various functions depending on the context. The most 
 common usage is talking to people when next to them. Since Amaterasu is a 
 goddess, she can sense if people need company and want to talk more after a
 conversation with them. This is marked by a little green arrow pointing down
 at the person and blinking. Keep talking to them to learn information!

- Not only can you talk with people with the button, but you can also 
 investigate certain objects. Sometimes investigating can lead the story along,
 so don't be afraid to do so.

- Sometimes the HUD (Heads-Up Display) disappears to allow for less obstruction
 when playing. If you want to view the HUD at any time, press Z and Amaterasu
 will bark, "calling" the HUD onto the screen briefly.

- Having trouble with Power Slash? Well, some people do, don't worry. There's 
 an easy fix to that though. When wanting to draw the Power Slash technique on
 the canvas, press and hold Z instead of A, and the game will lock the brush in
 a way that will only let it draw in straight lines. That should help a lot!

- When equipping weapons, one of them can be used as a sub-weapon. To use the
 sub-weapon, press Z. That simple. The function of the sub-weapon is different
 depending on the weapon that is equipped.

- The game can be saved at Origin Mirrors or Ultimate Origin Mirrors. Simply
 stand in front of one and press Z to commence saving!

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+ Button:

- Press this button to bring up the Fan Menu. The Fan Menu will be talked about
 a little later, but it's basically your one source for information on your
 game playthrough.

- Exclusive to the Wii version of the game, you can skip cutscenes! Simply 
 press + to stop the cutscene and continue from where it would've left off.

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- Button:

- This brings up the Options Menu. You can set the Camera Control to Normal or
 invert either the X Axis or Y Axis, or both. You can also set the video output
 to LCD TV or a Standard TV. Finally, you can set the background music volume
 and sound effects volume. The buttons on the bottom can set the settings to
 default, exit the Options screen, or quit the game and return to the title
 screen.

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1 Button:

- Hold the 1 Button to darken the screen and bring up a map of the area. You
 can move around while the map is out, so it's a nice quick little check-up on
 where you are. Amaterasu's location is marked by her head. If you want more
 features of the map though, you'll have to see the Fan Menu's Map Screen.

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2 Button:

- Press this button to change the camera perspective. There are three camera
 perspectives: Always Behind Amaterasu (default), Free Camera (also the 
 farthest perspective) and First-Person. Tapping the button just switches 
 between the first two perspectives, but to get First-Person perspective, hold 
 the button. Move the Control Stick to look around, and release the button to 
 return to the default perspective.

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The Heads-Up Display, or HUD for short, displays vital information on the 
screen during normal gameplay. When sitting around for a long time, or by 
barking with Z, the HUD shows up. It details various statistics of Amaterasu.
They are explained below.

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Health Gauge:

- This is at the top left of the screen, and shows Amaterasu's current health
 in the form of little suns. When Amaterasu takes damage, the rightmost sun
 shrinks. When it's fully shrunken, she will have lost a "sun" of her health.
 She starts off with three suns at the beginning of the game, but the number
 will increase through various things, like leveling up using Praise, or 
 finding Sun Fragments.

- Leveling up will be detailed later, but there are a total of 15 Sun Fragments
 in the game. Collecting three of them gives Amaterasu a brand new sun for her
 health gauge, adding to her previous amount. Basically, this is just like 
 Zelda with its Heart Pieces!

- Through health leveling and Sun Fragments, Amaterasu's health comes to a 
 grand total of 20 Suns, just like Zelda with its 20 Hearts for most of its 
 games.

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Celestial Brush Gauge:

- The Celestial Brush Gauge is measured by Ink Pots, and is right below the
 Health Gauge in the screen. Ink Pots are used to paint things with the 
 Celestial Brush: Every time you paint, you use up an Ink Pot. Ink Pots 
 gradually refill over time, but defeated enemies may drop instant Ink Pot
 Refill items as well.

- Amaterasu starts off with three Ink Pots once she gains the Celestial Brush
 ability (which is almost right when you start the game), but the amount of Ink
 Pots can be increased through level-ups. Overall, Amaterasu can have a total
 of 10 Ink Pots. Think of this as the magic meter from Zelda, except it has
 self-restoration properties.

- There are certain items that can either make Ink Pots never run out, or fill
 up much faster than ordinary. These items require a lot of work and/or are
 very expensive though, so don't expect to have it so easy!

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Astral Pouch:

- The Astral Pouch is basically your extra life. You can grab all kinds of food
 to fill your Astral Pouch. Some foods fill up the Astral Pouch even further.
 Your Astral Pouch's maximum allowed amount is 200. Basically, the Astral Pouch
 is your extra life. Whenever you fall in battle, the Astral Pouch will empty
 itself and revive you using the food you've gathered. This only works if the
 Pouch is filled, so make sure to actively search out food!

- Like the other two stats above, the amount of Astral Pouches, or extra lives,
 that you can have can be increased through level-ups. The maximum amount of
 Astral Pouches you can have is four. That's more than enough, though!

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Control Window:

- Under where the Astral Pouches are shown, on the bottom left corner of the
 screen, is a small window that shows you what button you can press at the 
 time, and a short (usually one word) description of what the button will do.
 It pops up under certain circumstances, and usually remains hidden.

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Praise:

- On the right side of the screen is a small icon showing a glowing Japanese
 letter (which means "happiness") with a small number beside it. This is 
 Praise, and the number shows how much Praise you have. Basically, Praise is
 rewarded to you when you help people and do other good deeds, like reviving
 dead landscapes, killing enemies, or other stuff. Praise can be used to level
 up various attributes for Amaterasu, like more health, more Ink Pots, more
 Astral Pouches, or a bigger Purse. This basically translates to the old saying
 that gods gain strength when people praise and worship them. Kinda neat, huh?

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Purse:

- On the bottom right of the screen is a little window that has a bunch of
 numbers and an icon of a pouch by it. This is Amaterasu's Purse, which keeps
 track of how much yen she has. Yen is basically the real-life currency that is
 widely used in Japan. The value of the yen is much smaller than the American
 dollar, or the Euro, basically. This explains the such high prices in the 
 game.

- Amaterasu's Purse can be upgraded to be even larger than before. As you may
 have guessed, her Purse size can be upgraded through Praise level-ups. The
 maximum amount of yen Amaterasu can carry after her Purse is fully leveled is
 99,999,999 yen.

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I think it's about time I explained the Fan Menu. It's probably obvious to you
by now if you've read the Controls, but the Fan Menu is essentially the pause
screen, not counting the HOME Button pause. However, it's much more than just a
simple pause, as this screen has various menus and features that detail your
quest progress. Enough babbling, time to do some explaining.

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Item Screen:

- This is the left "tab" in the Fan Menu. When you select this, you have two
 options, "Tools" and "Equipment." I'll get to those in a minute. On the right,
 it shows your basic stats, and what you have equipped. Starting from the top,
 it shows which weapons you have set as your main, and secondary. Next, it 
 shows which Holy Artifacts you currently have on. You can have up to three 
 Holy Artifacts equipped. They are basically special items that do special 
 things. I have them detailed in the Items section. Next, it shows your current
 health, with how many maximum Suns you have compared to how much actual health
 you have. Next, it shows your current amount of yen. Finally, it shows you how
 many Demon Fangs you have. Demon Fangs are colorful items that some merchants
 adore and would love to trade valuable items for them. You can get Demon Fangs
 from enemies by humiliating them, or by performing Floral Finishers on them.
 For more information on Floral Finishers, check the Enemies section.

- Tools, when selected, shows you your current items. These items can have
 various effects, like Holy Bones restoring units of Solar Energy (or Suns for
 your health gauge, in other words), to various sake (alcoholic drinks) that 
 can raise defense or attack power briefly. Also kept here are your current Key
 Items, otherwise known as important items for your quest.

- Equipment, when selected, shows you your current weapons, and which ones you
 have equipped. There are three types of weapons in the game, which are 
 Reflectors, Rosaries, and Glaives. Reflectors are your basic attacking items,
 Rosaries are weak but deliver constant damage, and Glaives are powerful 
 blades. Reflectors are a bit of middle ground when it comes to speed and 
 power. They are only effective in close-combat though. Rosaries, though weak,
 can deal constant damage. Plus, since they can be used at a distance, they 
 seem to be the ideal weapon for newbies. The timing for them is easy. Glaives
 are the hardest weapons to use, as they are slow and require a lot of timing,
 but they are the more powerful weapons in the game. Also on this is
 displayed any Holy Artifacts you have acquired during your journey.

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Attributes Screen:

- The next screen on the Menu is the Attributes screen, which basically 
 displays Amaterasu's Divine Attributes, which consist of her Solar Energy, Ink
 Pots, Astral Pouches, and her Purse size. It also displays how much Praise she
 currently has, and if it's enough to upgrade one of her Attributes. So yes,
 this is where you go to upgrade Amaterasu's Divine Attributes. That's...all I
 can really say about this.

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Brush Techniques Screen:

- The next screen is the Brush Techniques Screen, which shows you which 
 techniques you've learned for the Celestial Brush. You can scroll through the
 various techniques, and the piece of paper at the bottom tells you the symbol
 you need to draw to make those techniques happen. If you need tips and more
 info on each technique, you just simply press A when highlighting a technique
 and you will read a small instruction scroll.

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Archives Screen:

- The next screen is the Archives screen. It details a LOT of things that you
 have done in the game. I will start explaining them now.

- Log Book. This details important information crucial to your quest. Enter it
 to have three more options thrown at you. The first option is the Journal. It
 is basically a reminder of things you have started in the story, or sidequests
 you may have started and simply forgot. The next one is Fortunes. This details
 all the fortunes you've gotten from the Fortune Teller. Where is this certain
 Fortune Teller? Well, I believe that she's hiding somewhere in Agata Forest...
 Finally, Wanted Lists. This tells you which Wanted Lists you have started, and
 which Wanted enemies you have slain in each List. You get these Lists by 
 talking to certain people, and once you have all the enemies slain, return the
 Lists to the same people you talked with to get a prize!

- Travel Guide. This archives the various Travel Guides that you may have found
 in various treasure chests. Travel Guides contain important tips regarding the
 game, so it's good to give them a look-through.

- Bestiary. This archives all the demons you've faced throughout your trials.
 The demons are basically your enemies in the game. This also includes the 
 bosses. Of course, not all of the enemies you face in the game are demons...

- Move List. This shows all the moves you have learned from the Dojo. If you
 highlight a move, and select it with A, you can read an instruction scroll
 about how to perform the move. These are good to read as a refresher course.

- Animal Tome. This lists all the animals that you encountered in the game. 
 What's the percentage beside each animal? Well, that shows how much of the 
 type of animal that you fed. There's no real award to feeding every animal in
 the game, but it does help get you some Praise.

- Fish Tome. This lists all the aquatic life you caught (or helped to catch,
 rather) during fishing. There are various fishing spots in the game, and each
 one holds a variety of different sea life. There's no real purpose to filling
 up the Tome, but catching Fish does give you some nice things to sell for some
 extra yen.

- Treasure Tome. This lists all the treasures you've found during your quest.
 It's hard to find every treasure in the game, but it's doable. Treasures, like
 Fish, can be sold for some profit. It may be hard to let go of some of the
 treasures though, considering how hard you worked for them...

- Stray Beads. This shows which Stray Beads you have collected in the game. 
 There are 100 in all, and you get a special prize if you collect them all...
 Stray Beads can be acquired through sidequests and other things.

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Map Screen:

- The last screen of the Menu, this is self-explanatory. It shows you the world
 map. You can press - to bring up the Display, which shows where Ultimate 
 Origin Mirrors, regular Origin Mirrors, Mermaid Springs, and Kabogami Statues
 are. Press Z to zoom out, and C to zoom in. This screen turns into a Dungeon
 Map screen when inside a dungeon. The same controls are there, but you can 
 also switch between different floors using the Control Stick/Pad. Different
 rooms also sport different colors. When a room is red, that means it's where
 Amaterasu is. Rooms in white are rooms that you've previously been to, and
 rooms with only outlines are ones that you haven't entered yet.

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This short story is taken from the instruction booklet.

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"There is a legend about a god that dates back a long, long time. The people
knew this god as Okami.
Okami would fly through the fields like the wind, silently watching over the
life that filled the verdant lands. The people revered Okami and held the god
in the highest honor.

One fateful night, tragedy struck! The peace that blanketed the land under the
warm protection of Okami was shattered. Orochi, who had been sealed away since
long time past, was resurrected. Orochi swallowed the world of the plants,
animals, and people - until finally he engulfed even the sun itself in total
darkness.

Only Kamiki Village was spared that terrible fate by the grace of the wood 
sprite Sakuya who inhabited the sacred tree. Sakuya was distressed by the scale
of the disaster and recalled the ancient covenant made between the land and a
certain god.

She performed the revival ceremony, drawing in the spirit of the ancient god
Amaterasu and breathing that life essence into the statue of Okami that stood
in the village. So on this day, the light of hope returned to a dark, desperate
land. Amaterasu set out on a journey to fight the darkness and save all life
from the tragedy that had befallen it."
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Not a very descriptive story, but then again they could only put in so much in
a single page of small paper. Below is the game's rendition of the beginning
story. (Up until the "present day" in the game where Orochi takes over and
Amaterasu is brought to life.)

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"Long, long ago...A tiny hamlet known as Kamiki lay nestled in a grove of proud
and beautiful cherry blossoms. Each and every tree around the quiet burg was
honored as a god. However, the village was not without its dark secrets.

To satiate the appetite of Orochi, a fearsome cave-dwelling beast, a young
maiden was offered as a sacrifice at the annual festival. With a body like a
mountain and 8 heads mounted on necks the size of tree trunks, its blood-red
eyes alone were said to curse anyone who gazed into them. No one dared disobey
the horrific beast.

When the night of the sacrifice drew near...A mysterious white wolf appeared
outside the village. This wolf, its coat as brilliant as snow, was dubbed 
Shiranui. The wolf kept a watchful eye on anyone who ventured outside the 
village, and made a habit of patrolling the streets at night. People assumed 
the wolf to be a familiar of Orochi. One villager took it upon himself to face 
the fearsome Shiranui. The warrior Nagi attempted many times to challenge the 
wolf. But his attempts were thwarted by Shiranui's swift movements.

Before long, the night of the accursed festival had arrived. A white plumed
arrow heralded the coming sacrifice. Piercing the sky, the arrow sunk its shaft
squarely into the home of Nami, the village's most beautiful maiden. Nagi, 
harboring a secret love for Nami, was enraged by this sign. Determined to put
an end to Orochi once and for all, Nagi traveled to the beast's cave in place
of his beloved.

The Moon Cave, a place as dark as evil itself, served as Orochi's home. As Nagi
stood bravely before the entrance... A beast appeared, eyes glowing crimson
upon 8 thrashing necks. Orochi stood tall before him, anxious for another 
sacrifice. Nagi leapt with incredible grace, swinging his blade valiantly. On
and on he sliced, well into the moonless night... But Orochi's hide was like
steel. The blade left nary a scratch.

At long last, Nagi, his energy spent from the intense battle, dropped to his
knees, fatigued and gasping for breath. He knew he was staring death in the
face. It was then that the wolf appeared. As if to protect Nagi, it stood its
ground before Orochi. In the darkness of the cave, the wolf's coat shone 
brilliantly. Alas, it was Shiranui, the wolf that dwelled outside the village.
Baring its fearsome claws, Shiranui leapt toward Orochi. Orochi reared its
terrifying heads, readying its fangs for battle. The two beasts struggled 
wildly, thrashing in the darkness.

Mysterious and terrifying, the spectacle continued. Shiranui summoned gusts of
divine wind to counter Orochi's flames. As Orochi closed in on Shiranui, 
sharpened claws glistening...A gigantic tree suddenly sprouted forth, shielding
the wolf. Shiranui fought gallantly to gain the upper hand. However...Orochi,
protected by a mystical power, was not easily bested. Shiranui, covered in 
gashes, majestic coat dyed crimson, stood exhausted before the mighty Orochi.

Orochi saw a chance to strike what would be the final blow. But Shiranui 
refused to give in. With its last ounce of strength, the majestic wolf gazed
heavenward and unleashed a mighty howl. Suddenly, the black clouds overhead
dissipated. The light from above glinted off Nagi's sword as a beacon of hope.
Guided by his sword, Nagi, who had been taking shelter in the shadows, stood
proudly to face his adversary. Channeling all his strength into his scarred and
battered arms, he leapt ferociously toward Orochi, his sword poised high. The
golden sword danced in his hands like a puppet on a string. One by one, 
Orochi's fearsome heads seperated from their owner.

Orochi's broken body collapsed in a lake of its own blood. In that instant, the
curse that plagued the villagers was lifted. As the battle subsided, the sun
shone once again in the sky. Shiranui had succumbed to Orochi's poison and
struggled to breathe. Nagi scooped the beast into his arms and returned to 
Kamiki. When they reached the village, Shiranui was no longer moving. The 
village elder gently stroked the wolf's head. In response, Shiranui let out a 
hoarse and pitiful bark...then closed its eyes and drifted off as if into 
slumber.

Peace had at last returned to Kamiki Village. In honor of Shiranui's heroic
exploits, the villagers erected a shrine and placed a statue of the wolf within
it. Nagi's sword was christened "Tsukuyomi" and placed inside the Moon Cave. 
The villagers all looked forward to an age of endless peace..."


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Aaand welcome to the walkthrough, the meat of the guide. This will strive to be
very comprehensive, and after each subsection, I will give a small summary of 
various things that you should have, like Animal Tome completion, amount of
Sun Fragments collected, etc.                                                 ^
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Anyway, when you start up the game, press + to get three options: New Game,   |
Continue, or Options. Start a game with "New Game" obviously. Prepare for an  |
epic adventure! And yes, the object to the right of the giant "WALKTHROUGH"   |
text up there is supposed to be a brush:_____________________________________/

Oh yeah, and due to some suggestions from fellow readers, I made the 
walkthrough easier to read by listing areas and a small checklist of what you
can do whenever you reach them. Of course, this won't be necessary for simple
backtracking, but whenever you're gonna spend a lot of time in an area, I will
mark that area. Not only that, but every time you get an important item, like a
Stray Bead or a Sun Fragment (Treasures aren't important enough in my book), I
will have the Walkthrough display such item, so that it'll be easier to find
your place. It's hard to describe, really...so just read on and you'll see what
I mean!

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(                         R E B I R T H  O F  A  G O D                        )
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The game starts off with a scroll unfolding, and a paintbrush painting the 
scene. Then, a seemingly disembodied voice chimes in and tells the story of 
Kamiki Village, and how Nagi and a divine wolf named Shiranui came to slay the
evil Orochi. This is basically the story shown up above. Enjoy it. After the
story, the game switches to the "present day," showing a mysterious person
entering the Moon Cave and trying to snatch the sacred "Tsukuyomi" blade. 
However, in doing so, the fearsome beast Orochi is released, and it spreads 
evil and darkness across the land of Nippon. Even Kamiki Village is affected by
it!

However, the wood sprite, Sakuya, appears in the midst of all this turmoil, and
approaches the statue of Shiranui. By a sacred ritual, she calls upon a god 
named Amaterasu, and breathes life into the statue...Shiranui is reborn as 
Amaterasu! In a somewhat humorous fashion, Amaterasu begins to fall asleep, but 
Sakuya tries to wake the wolf to fix the evil state Nippon has been drawn into.

...But something is happening in Sakuya's cleavage. Oooh, what could it be?
Could her dress fall off? Oh goody, can't wait! Oh...wait. Something popped 
out. A little bug? And it's talking? Oh, this little thing is a wandering 
artist named Issun...and he's also a bit of a pervert. My kind of guy! It also
appears that this little thing is going to be following Amaterasu around. Kind
of like Navi in Ocarina of Time. ...No, he's not that annoying. Well, maybe...
he is quite talkative.

At any rate, Sakuya uses the rest of her power to summon back her sacred tree,
and says that to restore Nippon back to normal, you must cut the fruit down 
that's hanging off the tree. Really? Well how do you suppose we do that, Ms.
Wood Sprite? Oh...she's gone. Guess we have to find out, huh? The road back to
Kamiki Village is blocked, so enter the shining portal that's within Sakuya's
tree...


+--------------------------------+
| Cave of Nagi                   |
|================================+---+
| Abilities learned | Items acquired |
|-------------------|----------------|
|   Rejuvenation    |  Holy Bone S   |
|    Power Slash    |  Astral Pouch  |
|                   | Stray Bead #1  |
+------------------------------------+

Woah...this place looks heavenly. This grass-filled rock seems to be suspended
below a blue smoke...there's stars, constellations, and even a crescent moon
here. And this is a cave!? Wow. Anyway, walk forward and you will spot an 
Origin Mirror. Stand before it, and press Z. Your memories will be stored in 
the mirror for all eternity...okay yeah, it just saves the game. After doing 
so, cross the bridge. Issun will spot pots laying around, and tells you how to
break them. Yeah, just perform a tackle (shake the Wii Remote)! You'll gain 
some yen from them, the game's currency. After breaking them all, follow the
path around here to find a dead-end. Not to fret though, Amaterasu can wall 
jump! Simply jump towards the wall, and jump again to jump from it. Open the
chest with a tackle to get your first item: Holy Bone S! This item can be used
in your Fan Menu, accessed by pressing + and entering the Tools menu from the
Item screen. Highlight it and press A to use it! But not now. It's a healing
item, and we don't even need to heal yet. So save it.

Break all the pots and stuff up here for more yen, and move northward to find a
broken bridge. Issun tries to explain how to fix it, but also suggests having a
nickname for you. Amaterasu is a long name indeed, but how about Ammy? Sounds
perfect! Alright Issun, tell us what to do. Oh, he's gonna do it for us. He
brings up a mysterious canvas, and paints ink where the bridge is supposed to
be. The canvas disappears and...WOW! The bridge is fixed! Issun says that he
trained really heard to learn this power, called Rejuvenation. It's one of 13
powers that can inhabit the brush. Sounds interesting. But we can't do that 
yet? Aw lame. D:

Cross the bridge and follow the path. You'll get to another dead-end, with
stardust that acts like water. Beside it is a sign that says "River of the 
Heavens." Unfortunately the river is a little...dried up at the moment. Head 
east from here, go up the small slope, and a scene will start. You'll look up
at the sky, and four blue stars will appear. A constellation of a snake 
appears, but the last star is missing. Issun goes ahead and plants the star
where it's supposed to be, but apparently he doesn't have the power to do so.
He finally tells us how to paint. We simply hold B to bring up the canvas, 
point the brush with the Wii Remote, and press A to paint. All we need to do is
to paint a little dot where Issun painted. Do so, and the constellation will
come to life! This is Yomigami, the Rejuvenation god! He will give you the
Rejuvenation power!

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        ( !!Brush Technique Learned!! )
                         |______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______|
                         |      | Rejuvenation |     |
                        /        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       \
                        |Fill in areas where something|
                        |   once existed to restore   |
                        |        that object.         |
                        -------------------------------

Using your new power, return to the River of the Heavens, bring up your canvas,
and paint where the river might be. When you think you've made a good path,
release A and B, and the River will come to life! Swim across the river of 
stardust, and open the chest there to obtain an Astral Pouch! This thing will
                      allow you to be revived once you die. However, this can
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  only work when the Pouch is full. How to fill it? Why, we
|   ASTRAL POUCH   |  find various foods. Break the pots around here for more
|     ACQUIRED     |  yen and some food, and enter the glowing portal to enter
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  the next area of the Cave of Nagi...which seems to be a
                      bit darker than the other area. The smoke that we're on 
is now an ugly brown-reddish color. Eh. Follow the path up ahead. At the top,
before crossing the bridge, jump across the river to the east to find a chest.
Open it for your first Stray Bead! There are about 100 of
these in the game, and you get something really good for   +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
obtaining them all. Don't worry, I'll help you find them   |  STRAY BEAD #1   |
all! Head back to the path and cross the bridge. Continue  |     ACQUIRED     |
climbing up until you get locked into a cave. Wait, is     +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
this actually the Cave of Nagi? Huh. Okay then. In the
middle of this cave is the giant statue of Nagi. But...something seems missing.
Looks like part of the blade the statue is holding up is gone. I know just the
trick! Rejuvenation! Fill in the spot where the sword should be and it'll be
restored! And...wow! Another constellation! This one is in the shape of a 
mouse. Dot in the missing star (at the mouse's "head") and Tachigami will be
released! You have now learned the art of the Power Slash technique!

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        ( !!Brush Technique Learned!! )
                         |______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______|
                         |      | Power Slash  |     |
                        /        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       \
                        |  Etch a sharp and straight  |
                        |  line, and the ink becomes  |
                        |        like a blade.        |
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Issun puts two and two together, and thinks that you might be Shiranui since
you're gaining all these Celestial Brush powers so easily. Hm...who knows? In
any case, Issun asks for you to demonstrate this Power Slash maneuver, since he
never saw it before. He points to a boulder there. Now simply bring up the 
canvas and draw a straight line across it to Power Slash it in half! If you're
having trouble, holding Z instead of A can make straight lines. After cutting
the boulder down to size, Issun suggests to head back now that we have 
something to cut down that fruit that Sakuya told us to do. Oh yeah! Almost 
forgot. So, let's go back.

...But there's wooden poles in the way. What? You thought you were stuck? Of
course not! If Power Slash can cut through rock, it can cut through some measly
wood! Cut them all down in one slash, and simply backtrack out of here. But, it
won't be long before you suddenly get attacked by demons! Time to practice your
fighting skills! You get a couple of Green Imps to test your abilities. You can
attack with your Divine Instrument on your back by shaking the Wii Remote. 
Shake the Remote after each attack to perform a combo. You can do up to three
hits in a combo. The combat requires timing with the shakes, remember that! You
can also use your new Power Slash ability to damage the Imps as well. As Issun
points out, whenever enemies lose their color, they are a prime target for the
Celestial Brush! After the battle, it's just a simple return back to the...real
world? I don't even know if this Cave of Nagi place is real, or just a heavenly
realm...

You'll have to go through one more battle before you completely exit this area, 
so prepare yourself. I might as well tell you about Floral Finishers as well. 
When an enemy's health is depleted, the enemy will go through a "death 
sequence," which is either them being flown through the air, or them being on
the ground reaching at the air during their last breath. If you perform a 
Floral Finisher on them (try the Power Slash!) they will drop a Demon Fang or
more, which is a valuable item that can be traded with certain merchants. Be
sure to constantly try for Floral Finishers! Beware though, each enemy has a
different Floral Finisher that must be used in order for them to drop Demon 
Fangs. To learn which enemy needs which Brush Technique for the Floral 
Finisher, check the enemies section. I won't be covering enemies in this
walkthrough much except for forced battles like these, or boss battles. Anyway,
just head back out to Kamiki Village.


+--------------------------------+
| Kamiki Village                 |
|================================+------------------------------------+
| Treasure found |  Animals fed  | Abilities learned | Items acquired |
|----------------|---------------|-------------------|----------------|
| Rabbit Statue  |  26% Sparrow  |      Sunrise      | Stray Bead #2  |
| Dragonfly Bead |  28% Chicken  |                   |Feedbag (Seeds) |
|  Glass Beads   |    4% Hare    |                   |Traveler's Charm|
|      Vase      |               |                   |                |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------+

Once you're out here, use your Power Slash on the fruit immediately! Watch the
beautiful cutscene unfold, showing Kamiki Village being restored back to 
normal! (Oh yeah, for animals fed...each kind of animal has a percentage by it.
This shows how many of that kind of animal that you fed. So...if you have 100%
on one, that means you fed all the animals of that kind. To reflect this, on
the area marker/checklist just above, the percentage to the left of the animal
kind shows how much you'll gain from feeding all the animals in the area.)

...It's somewhat restored? The sky is still pitch black...and everything still 
looks weird...but at least that barrier that was blocking Kamiki Village is 
gone, so let's go! Go down the path to meet...a statue? Issun doesn't remember 
there being a statue there, so something is fishy...head east down the steps 
into the village. And guess what...? Everyone is stoned. No seriously. Everyone 
seems frozen solid like rocks. I knew there was still something fishy happening 
around here! Looks like we need to save the people. Let's get acquainted with
this village first...but we can't do much. We can use the Ultimate Origin 
Mirror on the far side of the village though, so head southeast towards it and
save there. Now investigate all the stoned people. (It's the Stone Age! Damn!)

Eventually Issun will tell you to get to some high ground so we can look at the
village. Head back toward the mountain where you saw the first stoned man and 
take the other path up. At the top, get up to the wooden balcony to start a 
scene. If it's the right one (you may have had to visit this wooden balcony
before in order to activate this) the camera will pan up to the black sky. He
thinks that the village needs the sun back in order to remove this curse. He
believes that if we could just draw a circle in the sky, the sun would be back.
He doubts we can do that though. Hm...try it anyway. WOAH! It worked! The sun
is back! Turns out we had this ability from the start, because Amaterasu IS the
sun god! So...we just technically "learned" a new Brush Technique, named 
Sunrise!

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        ( !!Brush Technique Learned!! )
                         |______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______|
                         |      |   Sunrise    |     |
                        /        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       \
                        | Draw a simple circle in the |
                        |  sky and it will transmute  |
                        |        into the sun.        |
                        -------------------------------

Issun suggests that we go back to the village to check to see if the people are
back to normal. No sooner than that though, that an elderly villager walks up.
So they are back to normal! That's a relief. This is Mr. Orange. He thinks you
look similar to Shiranui from 100 years ago...well, aren't we? We've got the
markings, the Divine Instrument, and...wait. He just sees us as a plain white
wolf. He can't see the markings...damn. He makes an offhand remark that you
don't look as smart as Shiranui...Ooh, someone's gonna get busted...but it's
not Mr. Orange who's gonna get it...Ammy spotted some demons behind Mr. Orange,
so it's battle time! It's three Green Imps this time, but nothing a little
aggressiveness can't fix. After the battle, a nearby pond gets restored, and 
you gain 20 Praise for your efforts! Praise is something you get for doing good
deeds for people, and for restoring cursed lands back to normal. You can use
this Praise to level-up your Divine Attributes, like adding more units to your
Solar Energy, adding more Ink Pots, adding more Astral Pouches, or increasing
Ammy's Purse size so she can hold more yen.

By the way...Amaterasu in this game is genderless...but the actual Amaterasu 
sun god in Japan mythos is female. Thus...to make it easier on myself, I'm
going to refer to Amaterasu in this game as a she. So yeah. Now that we got 
that cleared up, open the chest in front of you for a Feedbag of Seeds! There's
also some Small Spirit Globes in the pond, so pick them up. Spirit Globes
restore your Solar Energy, otherwise known as health. Anyway, before heading
down, there's some Sparrows here that you can feed with your recently-acquired
Feedbag, so find the flock (just past the pond), approach it slowly, and press
Z to instantly bring up your Tools. Select the Feedbag and feed them. You can
watch the pretty scene, but it lasts a long time, so press the + Button to exit 
the scene. You will get 5 Praise!

Head down the path and stop at the guy with the basket on his head, the first
stoned guy we saw. He's Komuso, and he apparently can see demons and gods, 
whereas other people can't. He gives you a challenge to defeat the enemies that
ambush you within 12 seconds or less. If you can't do it (I couldn't do it the
first time), come back with a stronger weapon. But if you can, you'll get 7
Praise for your efforts! (I find that spamming Power Slash seems to work.) Now, 
before moving on...look up. (Hold 2 and move the Control Stick to look around.) 
You should find a treasure chest somewhere up there in the rafters. It's hard, 
but you need to wall jump up the rafters to the chest. The best way I can see 
is to wall jump from the rock on the right while facing the path that leads 
                      down to the village. You will have to jump from it while
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  under the rafters and carefully land up there. Open the
|  STRAY BEAD #2   |  chest for the Bead! There's another chest higher up
|     ACQUIRED     |  though...it's extremely hard to get up there as of now,
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  so I would wait until we have a new ability before
                      getting that. It'll save us the hassle. Head down to the 
village. The first house that you come to is Mr. and Mrs. Orange's house. 
They're the village elders! Here's a little secret though...if you Power Slash 
the giant orange on the roof, it'll drop pieces of Kamiki Orange. They're more 
nutritious than regular Oranges.

The next house over is home of Mushi, his mom, and his dog Hayabusa. Next up is
Kushi's Sake House. See the watermelon sitting by her front door? Power Slash 
it for some Watermelon food. Head across the bridge. The next house is Susano's
house, the great...worrier? Huh. Anyway, follow the path and you'll see that
there's some giant boulders in the way, with a merchant there as well. He won't
sell anything yet, I'm afraid. Uh-oh, we're attacked by more demons! This time,
there's a Red Imp! Red Imps are basically beefier Green Imps, but instead they
attack with their Shamisus. They guard against attacks with it, and can throw 
it at you like a boomerang. They can be defeated mostly the same way though. 
They also have the same Floral Finisher as Green Imps. After the battle, some
trees and various greenery will come back, giving you 30 more Praise! Since we
have over 50 Praise now, I think we can upgrade one of our Divine Attributes!
That is, if you want to. You can upgrade either Solar Energy or Ink Pots at
this time. This'll be the only time I mention them. I'll still tell you where
to get Praise, but it's up to you to level-up or not. (Also, when you can 
enhance you Divine Attributes, Amaterasu has a slight glow to her.)

After the guy is helped, he says that he thinks Susano might be able to move
this huge boulder. Really? It's...really big. I really doubt it. But...if you
insist... Before doing that though, let's do a couple of small sidequests here.
Cross the bridge (after saving, if you want) and look at the water mill. 
Something looks missing, doesn't it? Well, fill in the rest of the wheel with
Rejuvenation. Now Kushi can start making her sake! Sweet sweet intoxication,
here we come!

Next up on our list, Mrs. Orange is out doing her laundry over to the north.
Well, she would be, but she's in a rut. She has no pole to hang her clothes on.
Well, see the two posts? Draw a line between them to create the pole for her!
...But she's still not satisfied. The sun isn't out enough to dry her clothes.
So guess what? Use Sunrise! As thanks, you'll get 7 Praise. Also, she'll make
some Cherry Cakes tonight, so let's be sure to come back to her house when it's
night! Another thing you can do, is talk to Mushi, the little kid with a fly
tied to a string. He gives you a challenge to see if you can beat Hayabusa's
record of pulling out nine turnips in the turnip garden. There are 10 of them
in all. Sounds easy, right? Well, kinda. Mushi's mother is tending the garden,
and she'll try to smack you for taking her turnips. To stop her, Power Slash
her, or just dab her with ink. You have to do this a lot, so be patient. If you
are successful, the last one will be an Oddly Shaped Turnip. Quickly pick it up
with C (the same button you use to dig) and give it to Mushi. You'll gain 7
Praise for doing this!

Aaand that's about all we can do at the moment. Head inside Susano's house. In
the house, Power Slash the giant pot to the right to reveal a ladder. Drop 
down. Susano is sleeping like a baby in here, dreaming about Kushi...well, as
much as wet dreams are enjoyable, we need to wake this guy up. Tackle him to
wake him up and start a scene. After he tries to shoo you away so he can 
continue his "meditation," Ammy puts him on her back. Time to get him over to
that giant boulder! The merchant asks Susano to see if he can move the boulder.
Susano tries to fast talk his way out of it, saying that he needs to train
before he can remove the boulder, and dashes off. Issun claims he never saw
Susano train seriously, so...head to the back of Susano's house where his 
training area is. He's laying lazily on the ground drinking sake! Talk to him,
and he says that he just ran out of sake. He claims that he'll train tomorrow
since he doesn't have any sake. Hmph!

Let's head over to Kushi's water mill. Talk to Kushi enough times, and you'll
get some special sake named Vista of the Gods. No, we don't drink it, we take 
it to Susano! So pick it up and carry it over to him. You'll give it to him,
and he'll be fired up enough from the drink that he'll start training. But we
have to help him! Just Power Slash when you're prompted to, and he'll cut down
two of his targets, then will try to slash apart the giant rock. Once you've
Power Slashed them, Susano will rush over to that giant boulder, thinking that
this is all his work, and will do a giant slash. Help him out with one final
Power Slash, and the boulders will break apart. Watch the funny scene that
starts afterwards, and Susano will run off and start adventuring on his own,
thinking he has the power to slay monsters. Then, Sakuya appears, saying that
she has other trees that need blooming so she can regain her power back. These
trees are called Guardian Saplings, and they are scattered all throughout 
Nippon. Looks like we need to find them!

Before heading out of the village, let's do a couple more things. First, buy a
Feedbag of Herbs, then four Feedbags of Seeds. Yeah, the merchant opened up
shop here. Start heading back to the village, but on the path, you may notice
some rabbits, or Hares. Feed them Herbs. Next, go to Susano's training grounds.
Nearby are some Sparrows! Feed them. Now, go to the bridge, but don't cross it.
Instead, look down into the river that's along there. There's some treasure
chests down in the water! But how do we reach them? Well, we Power Slash them!
They will open, and the treasures will float to the surface. One of them is a
rare Rabbit Statue (one of the Zodiac Treasures) and the other is Glass Beads.
There's also another treasure chest underwater in the lake where the waterfall
is. For reference, it's behind Kushi's water mill. That one contains a Vase.

Okay, in the village, there's some Sparrows in the turnip field. Feed them.
There are also some Chickens in the yard of Mushi's home. Feed them seeds. One
last group of animals, don't worry. Head up the mountain path. When you reach
Komuso, you should see a flock of Sparrows. Feed them. Now wait for nightfall.
While you wait, you can buy more Feedbags. Just make sure you have at least 1
of each. Once at night, you can head inside Mrs. Orange's house for some sweet
Cherry Cakes! Those ought to fill your Astral Pouch almost instantly. Now,
throughout Nippon, there are buried treasures that can be dug up by digging.
Now, for the most part, they're hard to find, but at night, some spots glow
brightly. This is where buried treasure is. There's one at the turnip field, 
and one by Komuso. You'll get a Dragonfly Bead and a Traveler's Charm. Now, if
you want to, you can sell the treasure you just got. They don't serve any other
purpose, so why not? You can get more yen and use them to buy more Feedbags,
preferably 5 of each kind, except for the Fish. Now we can finally head out of
the village. Onward through Nipple...I mean, Nippon!

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| |         Divine Instruments         | Brush Techniques |   Stray Beads   | |
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| |----------------                    | Sunrise          | #1, #2          | |
| | Reflectors     |                   | Rejuvenation     |                 | |
| |----------------    _               | Power Slash      |                 | |
| | Divine Retribution | ???           | ???              |                 | |
| | ???                | ???           | ???              |                 | |
| | ???                |               | ???              |                 | |
| |                    Ż               | ???              |                 | |
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| | ???            |                   | ???              |                 | |
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| | ???            | ???               | ???              |                 | |
| | ???            |                   | ???              |                 | |
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| | ???            |                   |                  |                 | |
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| | ???               | ???            |                  |                 | |
| | ???               |                |                  |                 | |
| |                   Ż                |                  |                 | |
| |-------------------------------------------------------|                 | |
| |             Animal Tome             | Holy Artifacts  |                 | |
| |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|                 | |
| | Sparrow     ( 26%) | ???     (  0%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | Chicken     ( 28%) | ???     (  0%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | ???         (  0%) | ???     (  0%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | Hare        (  4%) | ???     (  0%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | ???         (  0%) | ???     (  0%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | ???         (  0%) | ???     (  0%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
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| | ???         (  0%) | ???     (  0%) |                 |                 | |
| | ???         (  0%) | ???     (  0%) |                 |                 | |
| | ???         (  0%) | ???     (  0%) |                 |                 | |
| |-------------------------------------------------------------------------| |
| |               Total Sun Fragments Collected:  0 out of 15               | |
| |_________________________________________________________________________| |
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(I don't show other things like Dojo Techniques because you might not have the
money to get them when I recommend some moves. Besides, the Dojo Techniques
aren't required to explore everything and do every sidequest...except for maybe
the double jump...and the digging upgrades... Same with the Fish Tome. Covering 
the Treasure Tome completion, Bestiary completion, and other stuff I felt was 
too menial to include.)
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Once you enter the next area, Shinshu Field, you realize that things aren't as
peachy keen as they once were. Most of the field is covered in a dark curse 
that will drain your Solar Energy the moment you step into it! So avoid the 
black areas with red smoke for now. For now, follow the dirt path. The green
scrolls flying around are Demon Scrolls. Touching one will get you sent into
combat. You can choose to either ignore them or fight them. I recommend 
fighting them unless you're hurting, so you can gain more Demon Fangs and yen.
Anyway, follow the dirt path until it heads northward to find a giant cave and
a house at the end. Along the way though, you may spot a pot by a large rock.
(The rock before we get to the Guardian Sapling.) Bust that pot open for a free
Seed Feedbag. Anyway, the cave mentioned before is actually an entrance to Hana 
Valley. You can talk to the Nameless Man there, but you need to head to Hana
Valley. He talks about it anyway.


+--------------------------------+
| Hana Valley                    |
|================================+------------------------------------+
| Items acquired | Abilities learned |  Animals fed  | Treasure found |
|----------------|-------------------|---------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #11 |       Bloom       |   16% Boar    | Coral Fragment |
|  Sun Fragment  |                   |6% Boar Piglet |                |
|Traveler's Charm|                   |   6% Monkey   |                |
| Travel Guide 2 |                   |               |                |
| Travel Guide 3 |                   |               |                |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------+

Oh man, Hana Valley looks worse off than Shinshu Field. There's no cursed zone,
but everything is dark, the air is stale, and the river is brown. Ick. Save at
the Origin Mirror and continue. You'll see a chest overlooking a black-as-ink
lake. Open it for a Traveler's Charm. You got one of these before, but I forgot
to discuss them more. Basically, a Traveler's Charm, once used, increases your
Godhood by 1. Godhood is essentially how many times you can get hit before you
take damage in a battle. Godhood is shown on the bottom left of the screen
during battle, and it's basically a wolf surrounded by a circle aura. There are
three levels of Godhood. Green is the highest. After you get hit from that,
you get to yellow. After that, red. Finally after that, you can take damage.
A skull appears there instead if you get hit too many times. This can make 
gaining Godhood back very difficult. Godhood is gradually gained back depending
on how well you perform your battles. Anyway, enough of this tutorial talk!

Up ahead are some imps having a drunken party. Time to spoil their joy! Battle
time! They're just some Green Imps and a couple of Red ones. More enemies in a
single battle than you've had to face before, but it shouldn't be too bad. Use
a Traveler's Charm if you feel the need to. Save one of them though for later.
After the battle, that black lake will begin to revitalize, but the evil curse
will take it over. Looks like we need to cure this land before we can do any
restoration! Head on northward. There's some pots along this small cave, bash
them for some yen and a Fish Feedbag. We don't need those yet, but might as 
well keep it since it's free. Up ahead are some trees influenced with evil.
As silly as the concept sounds, yeah. They'll throw fruits at you when you
approach, but you can fling them back with Power Slash to stun the trees enough
so that you can pass them. Keep following the path and doing that to the evil
trees. Past the bridge and up a little ways (there's a pot containing a 
Feedbag behind an evil tree), you will see a messed-up mural and Susano in the
distance!

Go and talk to him, but you'll encounter some more demons! There's a new one
ready to play however. This is the Yellow Imp. It basically digs underground,
then pops up and plays its drum to create shockwaves. Best thing to do is to 
get behind it when you know it's about to pop up so it'll lose its color, then
attack! Has the same Floral Finisher as the other Imp types. It might be good
to take out the other Imps so they won't bother you. Be careful, as the Yellow
Imp may also use his drum as a cannon. After the battle, watch the scene. The
mural will no longer be "cursed" and watch Susano and his antics. He's trying
to find a hiding place from all the creepiness. Heh. Head over to the pedestal
that Issun points to, and he says that something is missing on the mural. Well,
draw a circle where the sunburst lines come from. Doing this will destroy a
rock that blocked further access. Susano will press on, so we must do the same.

After a bit in the cave, you'll get to a high wall. Just Wall Jump up, and you
will spot this area's Guardian Sapling. We still don't have any idea how to
revive things yet! Though, it's not even grown yet for some reason. Well, look
around to spot a wooden barricade. Power Slash through it and go through the
short tunnel to find Susano challenging...a sleeping bear? Come on Susano, 
that's just wrong. Regardless, help his blade with some good old Power 
Slashing. After the scene, Susano runs off again to try to fend off more "foul
beasts." Eh. At least the bear is still okay. He just got knocked off his ball.
Speaking of...that ball looks rather shiny...I think we need that. Get behind
it and start pushing it to the Guardian Sapling. (Save along the way.) See the
very small puddle of water north of the Sapling? Roll that sphere onto it.
This is a sacred crystal sphere that is used to grow all kinds of flora. Nice!

Still needs sun though. Perfect thing! Look up in the sky and use Sunrise. The
rays will hit the sphere and the Sapling will grow to be a 
beautiful...leafless...tree! No sooner than that does a constellation appear.
Two stars are missing this time. You should know where they go. Afterwards, the
god Sakigami appears and gives you the Bloom ability! AWESOME!

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        ( !!Brush Technique Learned!! )
                         |______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______|
                         |      |    Bloom     |     |
                        /        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       \
                        |   Draw a circle around a    |
                        |   wilted tree and the ink   |
                        |      turns to flowers.      |
                        -------------------------------

Sakigami is one of other gods who collectively form the Greensprout technique,
which are basically powers that use flora in general. So, we need to find the
other gods to get every Greensprout technique. So, with Bloom, we can use it to
restore trees and dead flora. Does this mean we can finally restore Guardian
Saplings? Yes sir, it does! Do so. After the magnificent scene, Hana Valley 
will be restored! It's beautiful again! You also get 30 praise from it! Nice!
Return to where that mural is to start another enemy battle. These are pretty
much the same demons, so take them down. Afterwards, a patch of flora and some
fauna will appear. You also get 15 Praise for your efforts. Yay! Since there
are some Boars and Boar Piglets here, feed them some seeds. 9 Praise! Now, 
let's work on restoring the rest of the flora here.

Head on down south. Now, stun the evil tree you encounter the same way as 
before, but this time use Bloom on them as they're stunned to cure them! Keep
going to find a patch of cursed grass. Zoom out with the 2 Button and fill in
that cursed grass with Bloom to revive it! You'll get a Travel Guide for 
                      reviving it! It's basically tips on Greensprout. It tells
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  you of another Bloom skill, that you can sprout trees by
|  TRAVEL GUIDE 2  |  dotting the ground with your brush. Great way to block
|     ACQUIRED     |  attacks and disrupt them. Nearby is another evil tree.
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Cure it, and get up on the green rock. Wall Jump up to
                      find an opening. Up here is something green glowing from
the ground. Dig it up to find a clover! There are many of these things hidden
around Nippon, and using Bloom on them is basically free Praise. So, Bloom it,
and head back down. Cross the bridge. Restore all of the trees, including the
simple black ones that don't attack, as you go down this path.

You'll see the imps partying again. Time to stop their parading once and for
all! Doing so will restore the tiny island in the lake, as well as giving you
15 Praise! Go over to that island, dig up the clover and
Bloom it, and open the chest for another Travel Guide!     +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
Don't forget to Bloom the tree right next to it before     |  TRAVEL GUIDE 3  |
getting out of the lake. Bloom the rest of the trees,      |     ACQUIRED     |
including the ones by the campfire, and a chest will       +------------------+
appear back by the mural. Goody! There's one last thing
before we head to that chest though, and that is getting back to this area's 
first Origin Mirror. Cross the river to find a clover glow. Dig and Bloom. Now 
head back, but feed the Monkeys by the campsite with some seeds first. Once 
back at the Mural, open the chest for your first Sun Fragment! Nice! Collect 3
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  of these and you will gain a unit of Solar Energy. Go
|   SUN FRAGMENT   |  back and save at the Origin Mirror at the exit, and wait
|     ACQUIRED     |  for nightfall. Once night arrives, go to where you 
+------------------+  Bloomed the clover across the river. There's a treasure
                      chest buried on the other end of this piece of land. Open 
it for Coral Fragment treasure. Head northward, and right
after the tunnel after the campsite, look left for buried  +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
treasure. Open the chest for a Stray Bead! Oh yeah! That   |  STRAY BEAD #11  |
is about all there is, so save and exit to Shinshu Field.  |     ACQUIRED     |
One simple step to do once you're there...Bloom the        +------------------+
Guardian Sapling! Man, that is some beautiful work. 30
more praise for us! Back in Kamiki Village, we'll also see that Sakuya's tree
has started to grow more due to our Divine Intervention! Awesome! Issun says we
can go see how she's doing, but encourages exploring Shinshu Field first. Don't
mind if I do, since there's a lot of stuff to find!


+--------------------------------+
| Shinshu Field                  |
|================================+------------------------------------+
| Items acquired | Abilities learned |  Animals fed  | Treasure found |
|----------------|-------------------|---------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #5  |    Cherry Bomb    |  7% Sparrow   |   Rat Statue   |
| Stray Bead #6  |                   |   17% Hare    | Coral Fragment |
| Stray Bead #7  |                   |   34% Boar    |                |
| Stray Bead #8  |                   |26% Boar Piglet|                |
| Travel Guide 4 |                   |    27% Pig    |                |
| Travel Guide 5 |                   |   18% Horse   |                |
| Travel Guide 6 |                   |               |                |
|Traveler's Charm|                   |               |                |
|   Gold Dust    |                   |               |                |
|Exorcism Slip S |                   |               |                |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------+

Judging from the area summary, yeah. Definitely a lot to cover. To start off,
open the chest that's in front of you for a Travel Guide! It tells you how you
can flee normal battles. Go behind the Guardian Sapling to find another chest.
Inside is another Traveler's Charm. See the nearby merchant? Get behind him to
find a clover. Dig and Bloom. Now let's head to the Dojo. It's the building on
the west side of this field. Once you get there, you'll spot a Devil Gate. 
These things, when you pass through them, spawn a harder-than-normal battle
with enemies. They are either more fierce, or there are more than what a usual
Demon Scroll holds. Nevertheless, pass through it. After clearing it, a pond
should be restored. And you get 15 Praise for it! Enter the Dojo and talk to
the man. He only has four abilities at the moment, but I highly recommend 4
Winds. It'll let you have a higher combo. You can purchase any others that you
may be able to afford. (Note, for most abilities, if you keep practicing 
instead of leaving, you get Holy Bones from him. Just one per ability.)

After learning those, time for some other stuff. Start heading to the far east
part of this field. It's a house that is circled, if you look at the map. Once
you get there, you'll face a new enemy! This is Dead Fish. They are most 
vulnerable with mid-air attacks and Power Slash. Be careful if they latch on to
you though, as they'll blow up shortly afterwards! After the battle, approach
the house. Assuming it's still daylight, it's closed right now. But that chest
beside there looks interesting. Open it for another Travel Guide! We'll come
                      back here at night. For now though, there's some Sparrows
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  here that need feeding! They're on the beach, accompanied
|  TRAVEL GUIDE 6  |  by a nearby Demon Scroll. Now, looking at the map, there
|     ACQUIRED     |  are three other circles marked. Let's head down towards
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  the ones at the lake. Just head west and follow the dirt
                      path until you see a path leading downward on your left.
Head down. Once at the bottom, head through the big structure within the sea.
You'll see the Moon Cave Entrance. Just explore this area. You can't go much
farther, but it's needed for story progression. After you exit, visit the house
right next to you. After talking to Mika, he'll give you a Wanted List of
demons he needs to get rid of. They only appear at night. Alright then.

Once you exit the house, it will suddenly become night, and you'll be assaulted
by one of those mischief-making demons we're looking for! All you need to do is
defeat the demon marked with an Exorcising Arrow before he has a chance to
escape and you're good to go! Afterwards, you have to mark off the demon's name
on your list using your brush. A straight line through the name ought to do.
Anyway, since it's night already, I'll show you the locations for each demon.

1. Right in front of Mika's. We already took care of this one.
2. On the beach by Tama's.
3. By the path that splits between a path to the Nameless Man, and to the
 Guardian Sapling.
4. On the path to the Nameless Man.
5. On the path east of the Guardian Sapling, across the river.

After you've slayed them all, return to Mika. As a reward to whoever did this
for him (hehehe) he'll give you Gold Dust. This is a special item that, when
used on a Divine Instrument, increases that Instrument's power. Hm...wouldn't
it be good to use it right now on your only Instrument? Each Instrument can
only be upgraded once, and I believe there's just enough Gold Dust items for
all the weapons. Anyway, after that, night should end soon, no matter how fast
you were with this. So, let's find more of those animals. Head to the Dojo. On
the path near it are some Horses. Feed them herbs. Now, head to the last circle
on the south end, near the entrance to Agata Forest.
the sign about it, feed the Boar family here, and open     +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
the chest for another Travel Guide! Now, see the purple    |  TRAVEL GUIDE 5  |
mist over there to the south? Head there to find some      |     ACQUIRED     |
cursed flora. Bloom it up by filling it in! You'll spot a  +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
glowing crack in the ground. Keep that in mind for later.
Next, head to the Dojo. You should find some Pigs there! Feed them seeds. Now 
head north. Somewhere north of the path is another cursed patch. Bloom it and 
some flora and Boar Piglets will appear. 10 Praise! Go and feed those new 
animals. Seeds like always.

Now for the last animal type, Hares. Head towards the Nameless Man, and cross
the bridge. You should see a Devil Gate. Clear that out and the kiln will be
restored! 15 Praise! There's also some Hares here. Feed them. Herbs. Now head
southeast along the dirt path. You should find someone struggling to get up.
Talk to him to learn that he must be being oppressed by some foul demons. Help
him up by giving him one of your Traveler's Charms. He'll give you 10 Praise
for helping him! Look around and you should spot another Devil Gate. Get rid of
that one. Some flora will grow, some Hares will appear, and you'll gain 15 
Praise! Now feed the Hares here for even more. Now head up to the high area
with two bridges where you can go down to Tama's. Just a bit north of that is
the last set of Hares (that we can access) in this area. That's all the 
animals! Head to Tama's and wait until night. In the meantime, there's a couple
of trees that you can Bloom that are around here, and some Pots that contain a
Feedbag or two. (As a general rule, it's good to bash any pots you see. They
may contain free Feedbags!) Once it's night, enter.

Talk to Tama. After talking to him, he'll try to set off some fireworks. You
may have seen a symbol drawn on the wall beforehand. When he throws all that's
in there, draw that symbol! Which is, a circle with a line from the center
penetrating the circle. A Cherry Bomb should appear, and fireworks should go 
off! Then, a constellation appears. I think we know what's coming. There's two
stars missing, fill them in. Bakugami will appear, and after the somewhat 
humorous scene, you will be given the Cherry Bomb technique!

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        ( !!Brush Technique Learned!! )
                         |______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______|
                         |      | Cherry Bomb  |     |
                        /        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       \
                        |  Draw a circle with a line  |
                        |   intersecting it once to   |
                        |   summon explosive power.   |
                        -------------------------------

To test out this new ability, Issun points out a glowing crack in the nearby
cliff face. Draw a Cherry Bomb there and blow it open! Alright, head inside
that cave you just blew open. Open the chest for a Rat Statue! Now that we have
this power, return to that glowing crack we revealed near the entrance to Agata
Forest. Blast it open (the size of the drawing determines the distance, so if
you need help, aim the camera downwards) and open the chest that appears for
some Coral Fragment treasure. There's one last glowing crack in this area, and
it's along the cliff on the east side. Head over there until you find it, and
blow it open. Inside is a statue and a treasure chest that contains Exorcism
Slip S. This item helps in battles, and basically minorly damages the enemies
when used. Next thing, there's one last Devil Gate that we can reach in this
area, and it's on the part of the ground that's below the Dojo. It's easy to
spot. After clearing it, a treasure chest will appear. Open it for a Vengeance
Slip. These basically give you temporary invincibility. Now for buried 
treasure! Here are the locations, easily found at night, remember.

- North of the kiln, in the corner. Between three bushes.
- South of the Guardian Sapling, between three bushes. Across from the river.
- Behind the Dojo, between three bushes.
- At the foot of the downward path to Lake Harami and Mika's. Between two 
 wilted trees that need to be bloomed, in the middle of three bushes.

Lucky enough for us, all of them are Stray Beads! Yeah     +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
baby! Now for the last clover before we move on. It is     | FOUR STRAY BEADS |
southeast of the Guardian Sapling, against a cliff wall.   |     ACQUIRED     |
Alright! We're finally done with this field! Time to save  +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+ 
and head back to Kamiki Village. Make sure to Bloom the
wilted trees lining the path back to Kamiki as well.


+--------------------------------+
| Kamiki Village                 |
|================================+--------------------+
| Items acquired | Abilities learned | Treasure found |
|----------------|-------------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #3  |    Water Lily     | Dragonfly Bead |
|  Sun Fragment  |                   |  Wooden Bear   |
|Inkfinity Stone |                   |                |
+-----------------------------------------------------+

You'll see that Kamiki Village is sprawling with activity! Sakuya must be happy
that she's gaining her power back. Speaking of...let's go visit her! Don't 
forget to Bloom any wilted trees along the way though. Extra praise, yeah. You
remember where Sakuya is, right? Up the mountain, take a left. You'll get up to
the tree, and Issun will try to talk to Sakuya, but she doesn't come out. Maybe
Mr. Orange will explain why...Head back, but this time take the other path to
the wooden platform. There he is! He's trying to do the Konohana Shuffle to
bring the tree back to normal, but it isn't working. He says all the withered
trees need to be restored. Sounds like a plan. You've been doing that, haven't
you? If you're missing a few, pay close attention and look around the village
for any trees you missed. Once you Bloomed them all, return to Mr. Orange and
he will attempt the Konohana Shuffle once more. This time, we got to help him
with it! Every time the camera points to a bud, you have to use Bloom on it. Do
it quickly, but effectively. Don't rush on the circles, bud.

If done correctly, the tree will fully blossom, Mr. Orange will pass out from
his drunken-induced dance, and Sakuya will appear. ...Sakuya, is that you? 
You're...looking a lot hotte--I mean, better. Woah, she just thanked us...by 
giving us tons of Praise! After Sakuya leaves, a new constellation appears. 
Fill in the missing two stars, and another Greensprout god, Hasugami, will 
appear before you, bestowing you the power of Water Lily!

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        ( !!Brush Technique Learned!! )
                         |______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______|
                         |      |  Water Lily  |     |
                        /        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       \
                        | Draw a circle on the water  |
                        |   to produce a giant lily   |
                        |            pad.             |
                        -------------------------------

This special power allows us to create water lilies on water that are just big
enough for Ammy. Pretty much, you can use this to cross bodies of water. Issun
takes us to a place where we can test it out: a treasure chest on a tiny island
behind Susano's place. Draw a circle on the water, and a lilypad will appear!
You can hop onto it and everything. Create more lilypads so that there will be
a bridge, and jump to the treasure chest. Open it for a Sun Fragment! Awesome!
                      We can use this new Brush technique to explore Nippon
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  further. First of all, let's try to make more use of this
|   SUN FRAGMENT   |  power in Kamiki. Not much really, but it's worth a shot.
|     ACQUIRED     |  There's another island further ahead from where you got
+------------------+  the Sun Fragment, so create more lilypads so you can 
                      cross the water to that island. There's a clover that you
can dig up and Bloom here. At night, you can find a couple of buried treasures
by the clover that contains an Inkfinity Stone (item that temporarily gives you
infinite ink) and a Stray Bead! Cool! Now get back to
shore and start heading west through the village. You'll   +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
see another island. Use lilypads like before to make it.   |   STRAY BEAD 3   |
Once on the island, go to the opposite side to find a      |     ACQUIRED     |
chest. Open it for a Dragonfly Bead. There's also a chest  +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
buried in the ground on the side of the island facing the
village. Again, easily found at night. This chest contains a Wooden Bear! That
is about it for Kamiki Village, so it's time to save, and leave for our next
destination to Nippon!

 _____________________________________________________________________________
(O)                                  RECAP                                  (O)
|Ż|=========================================================================|Ż|
| |         Divine Instruments         | Brush Techniques |   Stray Beads   | |
| |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ| |
| |----------------                    | Sunrise          | #1, #2, #3, #5  | |
| | Reflectors     |                   | Rejuvenation     | #6, #7, #8, #11 | |
| |----------------    _               | Power Slash      |                 | |
| | Divine Retribution | ???           | Cherry Bomb      |                 | |
| | ???                | ???           | Bloom            |                 | |
| | ???                |               | Water Lily       |                 | |
| |                    Ż               | ???              |                 | |
| |----------------                    | ???              |                 | |
| | ???            |                   | ???              |                 | |
| |----------------_                   | ???              |                 | |
| | ???            | ???               | ???              |                 | |
| | ???            | ???               | ???              |                 | |
| | ???            |                   | ???              |                 | |
| |                Ż                   | ???              |                 | |
| |----------------                    | ???              |                 | |
| | ???            |                   |                  |                 | |
| |----------------   _                |                  |                 | |
| | ???               | ???            |                  |                 | |
| | ???               | ???            |                  |                 | |
| | ???               |                |                  |                 | |
| |                   Ż                |                  |                 | |
| |-------------------------------------------------------|                 | |
| |             Animal Tome             | Holy Artifacts  |                 | |
| |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|                 | |
| | Sparrow     ( 33%) | ???     (  0%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | Chicken     ( 28%) | ???     (  0%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | ???         (  0%) | Horse   ( 18%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | Hare        ( 21%) | ???     (  0%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | Boar        ( 50%) | ???     (  0%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | Boar Piglet ( 32%) | ???     (  0%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | Monkey      (  6%) | ???     (  0%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | Pig         ( 18%) | ???     (  0%) |                 |                 | |
| | ???         (  0%) | ???     (  0%) |                 |                 | |
| | ???         (  0%) | ???     (  0%) |                 |                 | |
| |-------------------------------------------------------------------------| |
| |               Total Sun Fragments Collected:  2 out of 15               | |
| |_________________________________________________________________________| |
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(                          F O R E S T  L U R K E R                           )
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Should be self-explanatory at this point on where we should go, though I'll say
anyway. Head to Shinshu Field. From there, talk the zig-zag path up. At the 
top, u-turn and head towards the water outlet for Agata Forest. Create some 
lilypads and use them to cross the water to an end with a glowing crack in the
wall. Blow it up with Cherry Bomb, and head to Agata Forest.


+--------------------------------+
| Agata Forest                   |
|================================+----------------+
| Items acquired |  Animals fed  | Treasure found |
|----------------|---------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #12 |  11% Sparrow  |Lacquerware Set |
| Stray Bead #13 |    9% Hare    |  Glass Beads   |
| Stray Bead #14 |   7% Monkey   | Coral Fragment |
| Travel Guide 8 |   50% Deer    |  Wooden Bear   |
|  Holy Bone S   |15% Nightingale| Dragonfly Bead |
|Exorcism Slip S |               |                |
|Exorcism Slip S |               |                |
|  Gold Dust x2  |               |                |
+-------------------------------------------------+

Damn, the curse has spread to here too. Looks like we need to find another
Guardian Sapling. Follow the hazy path until you reach what looks like a 
shoreline below you to the left. Get down there. There's a cave here as well.
Take it to find a mysterious house. There's also some chests on fire and an
Ultimate Origin Mirror here. Save if you wish. The resident of this...lovely...
house is Madame Fawn. She's the fortune-teller of this game. She tells you your
fortune, which is basically like a hint to tell you what you need to do next in
the game. Since you're reading this, you don't need her services. However, 
enter her house anyway. You'll spot a treasure chest when you enter. Open it 
                      for a Stray Bead! Totally awesome! Exit the house and the
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  cave. You might notice there's a small strip of land
|  STRAY BEAD #12  |  against the cliff. Follow it. Eventually you'll be behind
|     ACQUIRED     |  a waterfall and spot another cave entrance. Go through
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  until you find a crack in the wall. Blow it open with a
                      Cherry Bomb, and you'll see the hidden Guardian Sapling!
Nice! Bloom it and watch the Forest regrow back to normal.

You also get 30 more Praise for your efforts! That's not   +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
all though. Open the chest you see for a new Divine        |   DEVOUT BEADS   |
Instrument: the Devout Beads! Now that you have a new      |     ACQUIRED     |
weapon, you can try it out for some fresh combat. Set      +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
your old weapon to the sub and use it for guarding... it
is pretty sweet! Especially if you use it to guard melee attacks. Anyway, 
before moving out of this little enclosure with the Sapling, there's a couple
things that we need to do. First, feed the Hares here, and dig up and Bloom the
clover here. Now exit the cave. Explore a little, and you'll hear a flute. Wha?

Someone else is lurking in the forest? Who could it be? Some weird guy named
Waka? He sees our true form, so I'm assuming he might be a good guy. Wait...he
drew a...light sword? What is this, Star Wars? He says that he saw a shadowy
figure take Tsukuyomi, the sword, and unleash Orochi. He fled back to Kamiki
Village. Who could that be? No matter, for some reason he wishes to fight. Time
to get it on, long-haired wuss!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
(  BOSS |     |       )                                       \
 )~~~~~~      |      (                                         \
(        Waka |       )                                         \
 )------------       (                                           \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
| Waka floats around, making himself immune to the water. So, you |
|  can't attack him up close. So, you might have to rely on your  |
|   new Rosary for most of the battle. It can be used as a sub-   |
|  weapon, though it may be easier to just use it as a main. In   |
|   order for the Rosary to completely take effect, just keep on  |
|  shaking the Wii Remote to string together locked hits. You do  |
|      not have to time the swings like with the Reflector.       |
|                                                                 |
|   He may also throw flaming spears at you. Just jump to avoid   |
|  them, or send them back with Power Slash. Overall, he's about  |
| average. At this point in the game, if you're not careful with  |
|    the fight, you could lose easily.  Once he's up close, he    |
| starts using his light sword for close combat. They're hard to  |
|   avoid, but usually after his sword attacks, he loses color    |
| briefly, just like regular enemies. He is weaker in this state, |
| so let loose with your attacks. You can earn a Demon Fang from  |
|  him if you do a perfect block with your Reflector against his  |
|                         sword slashes.                          |
|                                                                 |
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

After the battle, Ammy seems to recognize Waka...he ends the fight, talks about
Orochi, and flees after giving a prophecy. Alright, let's get busy then. Around
this little lake here are pieces of land with trees growing out of each one. 
Hop around these to find special items called Giant Buds. They hold lots of
treasures, and give them up if you use Bloom on them. Such treasures are... 
Holy Bone S, Lacquerware Set, Glass Beads, Coral Fragment, and Steel Fist Sake.
There's also a Giant Bud on the shore where the cave to Madame Fawn's is. Bloom
that one for a Traveler's Charm. Now to explore the rest of this area. Head 
back to the entrance to find that sleepy bear that was back in Hana Valley! 
This Sleepy fellow seems to like spheres, so let's bring him some. Go down the
path until you spot a spherical cabbage. Push it uphill and to Sleepy and he
will thank you with 10 Praise. Go back down and look around the path until you
find a Devil Gate.

Clear it out to spread more vegetation, wildlife, get 15 Praise, and see a 
spherical walnut. You guessed it, roll this back to Sleepy for 10 more Praise.
Before doing that though, Bloom the nearby Giant Bud for an Inkfinity Stone.
After delivering the walnut to Sleepy, go back to where you found that walnut,
and look up at the trees to find a beehive. Knock it down by Power Slashing 
the hive. It's on the tree just east of the area. Roll it to Sleepy for 20 
Praise. That's all for the "pleasing Sleepy" sidequest. Pat yourself on the 
back if you did this, as it's extremely frustrating to get the spheres uphill
without them falling off. Your best bet is when you get to the small uphill
climb before Sleepy, is to steady the spherical object, then dash against it.
It should move forward instead of fighting against your movement, so move up to
it and steady it again before it rolls back downward. That's how I got the 
beehive rolled up there anyway, the others seem much easier to roll up.

ANYWAY, back where you found the walnut and the beehive, is Karude, a merchant,
and a path up to the Mermaid Pond of the forest. Karude is Kokari's dad, and he
is trying to look for him so he can get him to fix a new bridge over the river
to Taka Pass. The merchant...well, you know what he's there for. Sell some of
the treasures you got! He also is carrying a couple of Gold Dust items. Buy
them if you can afford them! (You should, if you've been getting the treasures
and selling them, plus fighting any Demon Scroll you come across.) Now that you
bought Gold Dust items, might as well use one on your new Devout Beads. Head up
the path to the Mermaid Spring. Up here, there's also some Deer you can feed,
and another entrance to Shinshu Field. Let's wait on that though. Deer eat 
herbs, by the way.

Head back down the path and find some Monkeys near the shore where you found
that walnut. Feed them, then continue along the path. You'll see a path 
branching out to that river, a special Demon Fang trader, a chest by him, and
some Sparrows along the path to the river. (Don't know if they appear at day or
night.) Feed the Sparrows, open the chest for a new Travel Guide, and talk to
                      the Demon Fang trader. You can trade Demon Fangs for
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  valuable Holy Artifacts. Personally, I recommend getting
|  TRAVEL GUIDE 8  |  the Golden Lucky Cat. It draws money and other valuables
|     ACQUIRED     |  near you. It seems like a lazy man's item, but it makes
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  battles a lot quicker without having to miss grabbing
                      those Demon Fangs, Ink Bottle refills, Spirit Globes, and
ultimately, yen. You can buy anything else you can afford as well. To equip a
Holy Artifact, go to the Fan Menu, and the Equipment screen. Holy Artifacts are
kept with your Divine Instruments, so just select one, and then pick which slot
it should go into. You can equip three Holy Artifacts at once. Pretty easy, eh?

Once you're done shopping for valuables, continue following the path to spot
more Deer. Feed them. Keep going and you'll see a mysterious entrance to 
mysterious ruins...mysterious...and even more Deer along the way. Feed them.
There's a Devil Gate here as well. Clear it, and more flora will appear! Yay 
for more Praise. Open the chest in front of the Ruins for  +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
another Travel Guide, and feed the Deer here as well.      |  TRAVEL GUIDE 7  |
Continue along the path some more to find the last group   |     ACQUIRED     |
of Deer here. Feed them, then move on to see a hut. There  +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
is also some cursed greenery here. Bloom it up for 10
Praise, and some Hares will also appear. Feed them. There also some 
Nightingales by the hut, but they only appear during the day, I believe. They
are fed with Seeds, just like Sparrows. Also, Bloom the Giant Buds here for a
Wooden Bear, and an Exorcism Slip S. Head back along to Tsuta Ruins, but 
instead, take the little upper ledge. There's a glowing crack in the wall here.
Blow it up to find a pillar inside with a cat statue. Can't get anything in
here yet, so return to the Tsuta Ruins entrance and look for some Sparrows
congregating near Susano, and feed them. Head back to Madame Fawn's place to
find some Hares between her house and the Ultimate Origin Mirror. Feed those.
Now for the buried treasures! Here are the available dig spots you can find.
Again, easier at night.

- Dig spot in the middle islet.
- Dig spot on shoreline with Fawn's cave.
- Dig spot behind Karude's hut.
- Dig spot near the cracked wall close to the hut.

You will get...Steel Soul Sake, Dragonfly Bead, and two Stray Beads! Yay! Now
                      to proceed in the actual story. Find Kokari during the
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  day, he's on one of the islets in the lake. After enough
| TWO STRAY BEADS  |  talking with him, you'll find out his dog Ume is trapped
|     ACQUIRED     |  in the Tsuta Ruins, and he's trying to fish for the key
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  to the ruins that he dropped into the lake. Unfortunately
                      he has no fishing line or hook...seriously? He seriously
thinks he can catch something without a line and hook? Blegh. He starts crying,
and he won't stop, so give him a headbutt! It's time to help him fish! 
Basically, draw a line from the pole to a shadow that's in the water. Once 
hooked, move the Control Stick in the opposite direction that the fish is 
moving to pull it towards ya. Don't overdo it though! There's a meter on how
much power you're using to pull the fish. If you pull it too much, Kokari will
tire out and the fish may escape. Keeping the power meter in the green is a 
good idea. When the fish is close enough, yank the Wii Remote upwards to pull
the fish out. You still need to weaken the fish however, so Power Slash the
fish to take it. Depending on the size of the fish, you may need more than one
Power Slash to take it in. Just keep fishing until you find a really big one,
which will have swallowed the Tsuta Ruins Key!

Kokari will begin to take it, but Ammy will snatch it from him. Hah, nice one.
Can't let him get hurt now can we? Let's take this key over to the Tsuta Ruins
entrance. Start moving as soon as the scene is over though, Kokari may give
Ammy a wallop for taking the key. Once at the entrance, the key will fit into
place, and the stone gates will open...enter your first dungeon...


+--------------------------------+
| Tsuta Ruins                    |
|================================+--------------------+
| Items acquired | Abilities learned | Treasure found |
|----------------|-------------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #18 |       Vine        |      Vase      |
| Stray Bead #19 |                   | Incense Burner |
| Stray Bead #20 |                   |Lacquerware Set |
| Travel Guide 9 |                   |                |
|Travel Guide 10 |                   |                |
|Traveler's Charm|                   |                |
|Exorcism Slip S |                   |                |
|Steel Soul Sake |                   |                |
|Steel Fist Sake |                   |                |
| Vengeance Slip |                   |                |
|Exorcism Slip S |                   |                |
|  Holy Bone S   |                   |                |
|  Holy Bone S   |                   |                |
| Snarling Beast |                   |                |
|  Golden Peach  |                   |                |
+-----------------------------------------------------+

Walk forward and you'll take a starting look at what you're going up against.
You will spot a weird statue, the place covered in moss, and the water is a
really weird purple color. Issun says that you might not want to swim in that
water, and tells you to make a lilypad to make sure. Sure enough, once you do
it, the lilypad breaks up, consumed by the poison water. So...we can't go 
swimming yet. Save at the Origin Mirror here first, then open the chest across
                      the path from the mirror for another Travel Guide. Bloom
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  the Giant Bud right by it for a Traveler's Charm. Head
|  TRAVEL GUIDE 9  |  west (view the map) until you see an evil tree on a high
|     ACQUIRED     |  perch above the water. Cure it like you did for those at
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Hana Valley, then jump towards it and dash in mid-air. If
                      you did it right, you should slide right onto there. Dig
up and Bloom the clover there. There's also another Giant Bud on a nearby 
islet. Bloom it for an Exorcism Slip S.

Return to the Origin Mirror, and head east this time. Cure the evil tree, and
Bloom the Bud for a Steel Soul Sake. Keep going, open the chest for a Vase. Now
before entering the door, look at the wall to your left. Wall Jump from the
highest point while near the water, but start moving towards the wall and away
from the water so you can get on top of it. You may have to jump and mid-air
dash as soon as you land, as you may slide back down into the water. Dig up the
clover and Bloom it. Now drop back down and enter the door. There's another 
evil tree to your left. Cure it, and move along the path towards the next door.
However, there's another evil tree here with a clover beside it. Cure it, get
on that raised ledge, and dig up and Bloom the clover. Now enter the next door.

This is a long, and literally green, hall...move forward to find another Giant
Bud. Bloom it for an Incense Burner. Wall Jump up to get out of this hall.
However, look back to find a winding path that was above the hall. Take it. At
the end is another clover! Dig and Bloom, then head back. You will see a high
ledge you need to reach, but it's past a river. Well, that's a simple remedy.
Create lilypads at the base of the cliff, get on them, and wall jump up. 
Simple. Wall Jump up again and follow the path to find a weird stone sphere.
Bloom the Bud next to it for a Steel Fist Sake. You can't move that stone for
now, so move forward. You'll see a weird-looking Giant Bud...approach it, and
it ends up being a new enemy! This Bud Ogre enemy uses swings from a lance and
sometimes flies to drop poison cherries down at your direction. Shouldn't be
too much trouble...you can Power Slash the cherries back at it. Once the enemy
loses its color, a red circle will appear on it. Use Bloom at this point and 
its core will be exposed. Now you can do some real damage! This enemy's Floral
Finisher is Bloom. Pretty obvious.

After getting rid of that Bud Ogre, that sphere turns from stone to its true
form, which is another one of those crystals like in Hana Valley! Push it north
onto its placement. This keeps the door ahead open, so take it. In this next
room, some Bud Ogres will blast through the ceiling and attack! Yikes! Take 
them out! After their defeat, a weird log with mushrooms will appear, and you
will get 15 Praise. First of all, find the wooden barricade on the south side,
Power Slash it, and Bloom the Bud for a Vengeance Slip. Now, look up at the
newly-opened ceiling. Use Sunrise at the sky, and sunshine will beam down onto
that log, growing the mushrooms to monstrous proportions. This ain't Mario, 
now. Climb the mushrooms up to the second floor. Up here, look for a crack in
the wall and blow it up. Now, look at the wall where the map tells you there's
supposed to be a path there. Blow that up to find a hidden passage. Take it to
find a clover. Bloom it, then head back and take the cracked wall path.

You'll find another door at the end. Enter it. You're above the second room 
now, and there's a simple bridge across to the next room. This next room is
again simple. It's a rock path behind the giant statue that leads to another
door...it looks weak though. Try to cross it and...oh @^$#, it's collapsing!
Hurry up to the other side, quickly! Damn it, Issun! ...Anyway, at the other
side, head through the door into the next area. Cross the bridge and...what?
There's a moving lock on this gate. Apparently it's a demon named Lockjaw, and
the only way to get rid of it is to bring it an Exorcising Arrow. Aha, the ol'
locked door and key puzzle. The only way we can go now is down, so take it. 
(Try Power Slashing Lockjaw, it's funny!)

At the bottom, you'll find some thing named Blockhead. The only way to take him
down is to hit him at his weakpoints. Unfortunately for him, he reveals his
weak points to you if you headbutt him. You need to remember where the weak
points are and hit them in order. How to hit them? Why, dot them with your 
brush! I can't give away where his weak points are, because it's completely 
random. It'll be easy though, I'm sure. After he's defeated, some greenery will
flourish, some logs on the way up will appear and act as bridges, and that
Exorcising Arrow that we need will appear! Also, that Blockhead dude was 
blocking the way to the main room, so you can head back and save at the Origin
Mirror! Do that if you want to, and then grab the Arrow with C. Start climbing
up now. At the top, approach the Lockjaw and you will automatically throw the
Arrow at it, "unlocking" the door ahead. Enter the next room.

Here, simply walk until you come to a new color of Demon Scroll. This blue
color basically means that there are more enemies. After the battle, Bloom the
Bud for an Exorcism Slip S. Keep moving and you'll spot a broken bridge. Fill
it with Rejuvenation, and cross it. In this new room, save at the Origin 
Mirror, and climb the ledges behind it. You'll find a clover on your ledge when
you emerge at the main room. Go back, and enter the door to the next room. 
Here, you'll find three Devil Gates cursing this room. Clear them all out! Make
sure you're prepared as well. There's a couple of Giant Buds by the north Gate
too, so Bloom those for a Holy Bone S and a Lacquerware Set. After clearing 
them, another log with shrooms will appear, and you'll gain another 15 Praise.
Look up to find some sky. Use Sunrise again and the mushrooms will grow to
immense sizes. I bet Mario would be jealous of us...hehehe.

Climb up the mushrooms, and follow the path to find some statues pouring poison
into the water. Ram into each of them to destroy them. The chest up here also
contains the TSUTA RUINS MAP. Neat. After destroying them all, the water will
be restored! Yay! And also, a glowing entrance appears at the foot of that 
giant statue, with islets appearing to lead into it. Anyway, now for a 
shortcut. Jump into the water below the waterfall and start jumping along the
river from lilypads you create. You'll end up back in the main room. Now, enter
the statue. In this new room, there are three cursed patches. Restore them all
with Bloom. You'll gain a total of 30 Praise from restoring them all. A 
Konohana Blossom will also appear in the center. Not only that, but a 
constellation! Wow, we're getting spoiled. Fill in the missing stars, and the
last Greensprout god, Tsutagami, will appear, giving you the Vine ability!

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        ( !!Brush Technique Learned!! )
                         |______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______|
                         |      |     Vine     |     |
                        /        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       \
                        |   Draw a line connecting    |
                        | yourself to a holy Konohana |
                        |          Blossom.           |
                        -------------------------------

This awesome new power allows you to reach new heights using holy Konohana
Blossoms. To use this Vine power, simply point the brush at a Blossom. Green
Holy Smoke should come from it. Create a line from it to Ammy (doesn't matter 
if it's curved or not) and a vine will grow from the Blossom and carry Ammy to
it! Nice! Keep using Vine to climb up, and enter the door at the top. Back
outside, the camera will show you a way back up and down, and the way you need
to go. Climb the statue. You'll eventually see more Konohana Blossoms. Use Vine
to climb them until you reach the top. Now, there are multiple Blossoms 
floating around here, and there are hooks on the statue's hat. Use Vine to
connect vines from the blossoms to the hooks. Do that on all of them and the
hat will be pulled off. Jump down.

In here, use the Origin Mirror to save, Power Slash the wooden dolls here for
food and refills if you want to, and enter the door. Follow the hall as the 
music changes, and you'll see another door in a more open room, with spider 
                      webs ominously covering the walls above it. Open the 
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  chests for a Travel Guide, and a Holy Bone S. Approach
| TRAVEL GUIDE #10 |  the door... Issun will tell you he's getting a real bad
|     ACQUIRED     |  vibe, and suggests you turn back. He's not serious...
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Ammy is a god, remember? Enter. Pass through the golden
                      gate and the game will make a pseudo save. In other 
words, if you die, you get sent back to the gate to try again. However, that
does not mean it saves completely...if you quit the game, you'll lose all data
up to the point you last saved at an Origin Mirror...so these golden gates are
no substitute to an Origin Mirror. Walk forward, and a scene will come up,
showing Ammy accidentally running off a ledge! Haha! She falls down to the 
ground. After Issun harps on her about watching where she's going, the Spider
Queen appears! Watch the scene...she's very creepy. Damn arachnophobia...

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
(  BOSS |      |      )                                       \
 )~~~~~~       |     (                                         \
( Spider Queen |      )                                         \
 )-------------      (                                           \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
| Dodge the Spider Queen's attacks. They consist of webbing you,  |
|  and stomping you. Keep avoiding her attacks until she creates  |
| an egg. Power Slash it, and she will fall, with her abdomen up  |
|  in the air. Use your Vine power and the Konohana Blossoms to   |
|    connect vines to the hooks on her abdomen. If you connect    |
| enough hooks (two should be enough) her abdomen should open up, |
|  revealing unsightly eyes grown from a stalk. Get up there and  |
| attack those eyes! I suggest using Rosaries as a main for this. |
| Move immediately when her abdomen starts shaking, as that means |
|     she's going to close it. Wouldn't want to be in there!      |
| Do the same thing over and over again until all her eyes are... |
| ...well...popped. Keep in mind, as more of her eyes are popped, |
| the more time it takes for her to get that egg to appear, so be |
|                            patient.                             |
|                                                                 |
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

And thus, Amaterasu was able to traverse the vine-covered ruins and defeat the
devious Spider Queen lurking within. The ugly arachnid's body had been turned
into a beautiful blossom and a feeling of tranquility reigned throughout the
ruins. Inside the hearty blossom was discovered a tiny and defenseless dog,
presumably consumed by the fearsome Queen. Just when everything had begun to
settle down... Snarling Beast, a weapon long sealed away by the Spider Queen's 
magic, appeared before Amaterasu's eyes.

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  You got a new weapon! This time it's a new Reflector. If
|  SNARLING BEAST  |  you like Reflectors, go ahead and equip this one! It also
|     ACQUIRED     |  has an Ink Bullet effect when equipped as a main. You
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  just paint dots onto an enemy and the enemy will be 
                      "shot" with ink bullets. Anyway, that dog that was found
in the Spider Queen's abdomen is actually Ume, Kokari's dog! Yay! The game will
ask you to save after the victory howl, so you might as well. You'll appear
back at the forest. Watch the scene. Afterwards, you may want to go back into
the ruins and get all the clovers and Stray Beads we missed. If so, follow 
these bulletpoint instructions.

- Enter Tsuta Ruins. Head towards the glowing entrance in the statue, but stop
 just before it. Look left with your camera to spot a clover on the statue's
 right "foot." Hop on that, dig it up, Bloom.

- From here, head left through where Blockhead used to be, and climb to the 2nd
 floor. Look up and around for a Konohana Blossom. Vine to it, and you will 
 spot two clovers and a Giant Bud in an alcove. Let yourself loose. The Bud
 contains a Golden Peach, an item that completely fills an Astral Pouch when
 used.

- Head back to the main room with the giant statue, and take the east path 
 until you reach the very green area where you had to push the crystal sphere
 onto its slot. Look up for a Konohana Blossom, and Vine up to it. Take the
 north path for a Giant Bud that contains a Stray Bead. Take the south path for
 a clover. Dig and Bloom.

- Return back to where Blockhead and Lockjaw used to be. Climb up until you see
 a black wall behind some of the wooden figures. Cherry Bomb it to blast it
 away and reveal a Giant Bud. Bloom it for a Stray Bead.

- Return to where you cleared the waterfall of poisons. It's the large eastern
 room on the 2nd floor. At the base of the waterfall is a hidden alcove. Get
 inside and use a Cherry Bomb on the cracked wall to blow it up. Inside is a
 Giant Bud. Bloom it for the last Stray Bead of this area! Now you can exit the
 Ruins.

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Alright, now we're back in business. First of all, let's
|THREE STRAY BEADS |  head back to Kamiki Village. However, instead of taking
|     ACQUIRED     |  the Shinshu Field path that we used to enter the forest,
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  let's take that upper path, nearby the Mermaid Spring.
                      While it's on our minds, use the last Gold Dust we have
to upgrade our brand new weapon. Take that upper exit. Back at Shinshu Field,
you'll see a clover, but you can't dig it out yet. Sucks. Oh well, at least now
there are some new Dojo techniques available! Go check out the Dojo and see 
what they have. Now head back to Kamiki once you're done at the Dojo.


+--------------------------------+
| Kamiki Village                 |
|================================++
| Items acquired | Treasure found |
|----------------|----------------|
|  Stray Bead 4  |    Crystal     |
|                |   Bull Horn    |
+---------------------------------+

While heading to Sakuya's tree, stop at Kushi's water mill and look around.
You should see some Konohana Blossoms. Vine to the nearest one to find a 
clover. Dig and Bloom. Vine up some more, and eventually you'll be so high you
can hear wind overpowering the music. Look around up here for a treasure chest.
                      Open it for a Stray Bead! Now plummet back down to the
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  village and visit Sakuya. Make sure you pass under the
|   STRAY BEAD 4   |  arch. Power Slash the fruits off to get a Crystal, and a
|     ACQUIRED     |  Bull Horn. Now go back through the arch, then go around
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  it. Talk to Camille and Camellia until Camille says "If
                      someone would just hit me..." Headbutt her and she will
realize she's not dreaming, and will give you 10 Praise. Alrighty then! I think
it may be time to continue on with our adventure. Let's head back to Agata!

 _____________________________________________________________________________
(O)                                  RECAP                                  (O)
|Ż|=========================================================================|Ż|
| |         Divine Instruments         | Brush Techniques |   Stray Beads   | |
| |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ| |
| |----------------                    | Sunrise          | #1, #2, #3, #4  | |
| | Reflectors     |                   | Rejuvenation     | #5, #6, #7, #8  | |
| |----------------    _               | Power Slash      |  #11, #12, #13  | |
| | Divine Retribution | Snarling Beast| Cherry Bomb      |  #14, #16, #18  | |
| | ???                | ???           | Bloom            |  #19, #20. #21  | |
| | ???                |               | Water Lily       |                 | |
| |                    Ż               | Vine             |                 | |
| |----------------                    | ???              |                 | |
| | Rosaries       |                   | ???              |                 | |
| |----------------_                   | ???              |                 | |
| | Devout Beads   | ???               | ???              |                 | |
| | ???            | ???               | ???              |                 | |
| | ???            |                   | ???              |                 | |
| |                Ż                   | ???              |                 | |
| |----------------                    | ???              |                 | |
| | ???            |                   |                  |                 | |
| |----------------   _                |                  |                 | |
| | ???               | ???            |                  |                 | |
| | ???               | ???            |                  |                 | |
| | ???               |                |                  |                 | |
| |                   Ż                |                  |                 | |
| |-------------------------------------------------------|                 | |
| |             Animal Tome             | Holy Artifacts  |                 | |
| |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|                 | |
| | Sparrow     ( 44%) | ???     (  0%) |Peace Bell    [ ]|                 | |
| | Chicken     ( 28%) | ???     (  0%) |Wood Mat      [ ]|                 | |
| | ???         (  0%) | Horse   ( 18%) |Gold Lucky Cat[ ]|                 | |
| | Hare        ( 30%) | ???     (  0%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | Boar        ( 50%) | ???     (  0%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | Boar Piglet ( 32%) | ???     (  0%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | Monkey      ( 13%) | ???     (  0%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | Pig         ( 27%) | ???     (  0%) |                 |                 | |
| | Deer        ( 50%) | ???     (  0%) |                 |                 | |
| | Nightingale ( 15%) | ???     (  0%) |                 |                 | |
| |-------------------------------------------------------------------------| |
| |               Total Sun Fragments Collected:  2 out of 15               | |
| |_________________________________________________________________________| |
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(                      A K A K A B U T O ' S  R E I G N                       )
 ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
In case you're wondering, "Akakabuto" is the pronunciation of Crimson Helm's
Japanese name, which translates to "Red Helmet." The more you know....


+--------------------------------+
| Agata Forest                   |
|================================+----------------+
| Items acquired |  Animals fed  | Treasure found |
|----------------|---------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #15 |    3% Hare    |   Bull Horn    |
| Stray Bead #16 |               |                |
|Travel Guide 11 |               |                |
+-------------------------------------------------+

As soon as you arrive at Agata Forest, head back to the Mermaid Spring. Notice
the tree behind the spring? Well, look up to spot a Konohana Blossom above the
tree. Get close enough so that it opens, and Vine to it. You'll land in a 
hollow part of the tree filled with water, and a chest. Power Slash it and a
                      Stray Bead will appear, yay! Now, there are various
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Konohana Blossoms floating around amidst the trees of the
| TWO STRAY BEADS  |  lake. Vining to them gets you various things, like a Bull
|     ACQUIRED     |  Horn, and another Stray Bead! Go and save by Fawn's house
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  then head over towards Taka Pass. It's the path by the
                      Demon Fang trader. Approach Kokari and watch the scene.
He will cast his line over at the rushing river...and suddenly Susano comes
rushing through the river, clenching a giant log. Kokari gets caught by the log
because of the fishing rod, and Ammy quickly jumps with him to help. Now for a
little minigame of sorts! You need to use Vine to connect all the hooks on the
log from Konohana Blossoms that pass by. You need to be vigilant at this part,
as those Flowers only appear on the screen for a second! You also need to be
quick, as the end of this river ends in a crashing waterfall!

If done correctly, the log will get flung back just in time, and Ammy, Issun,
Kokari, and his dog land right back where we were. Not only that, but the log
lands in such a way that it creates a bridge for us to cross! Wow... Susano is
nowhere to be found though...pretty sure he's still
alright though. After gaining 10 Praise, cross the log     +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
bridge. Feed the Hares here, and open the chest for a      | TRAVEL GUIDE #11 |
new Travel Guide. Now just head towards Taka Pass.         |     ACQUIRED     |
                                                           +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+


+--------------------------------+
| Taka Pass                      |
|================================+----------------+
| Items acquired |  Animals fed  | Treasure found |
|----------------|---------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #21 |  6% Sparrow   |  Tiger Statue  |
| Stray Bead #22 |    12% Dog    |  Glass Beads   |
| Stray Bead #23 |6% Boar Piglet |                |
|  Holy Bone S   |   7% Monkey   |                |
|Golden Mushroom |   37% Deer    |                |
|                |40% Nightingale|                |
|                |    22% Fox    |                |
|                |   36% Horse   |                |
|                |   22% Tiger   |                |
+-------------------------------------------------+

Taka Pass is the largest area we've been to so far! Don't be discouraged 
though! I'll help you through it...right after we get the curse out of here.
Yep, it seems Orochi's curse has affected pretty much every area of Nippon.
One powerful curse, huh? Anyway, at least there's some people to talk to up
ahead. It'll be revealed that the Tea Master had something stolen from him by
the mole clan, and the Tea Customer wanted to do an errand in Kusa Village.
There's also a merchant here! I suggest stocking up on Feedbags...maybe having
10 of each kind, barring the Fish Feedbags. You should probably know why if you
looked at the area summary above...yeah. Once you're done, save.

Now, follow the path until you spot a crack in the wall that's next to a sign.
Blow it up with Cherry Bomb to reveal a tunnel. Take it. At the end of the 
hall, you'll see a tall room with a spiral ramp. Before you take time to enjoy
the scenery...that same flute from before plays. It's Waka again! And guess
what...? Another fight!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
(  BOSS |     |       )                                       \
 )~~~~~~      |      (                                         \
(        Waka |       )                                         \
 )------------       (                                           \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
| He's not much different from the last fight. In fact, he didn't |
|  change at all. The only difference is that the battlefield is  |
|   much more friendly, so that means you'll have more room to    |
|   dodge and fight with. Thus, if you want to, you can use the   |
|   new Snarling Beast weapon you got to deal more damage. That   |
| requires more strategy than with Rosaries however, as you'll be |
|  susceptible to his attacks. Thus, I suggest to stand back and  |
|   Power Slash his flaming spears back at him so he'll be left   |
|  vulnerable. Then, you can rush in and attack. You may use the  |
|  Rosary as a sub so that you can pick off his health little by  |
|  little while waiting for an opportunity. Remember, rapid fire  |
|   Rosaries are done by pressing Z for the first shot, then C    |
| repeatedly! If you need health, Power Slash the structure here. |
|                                                                 |
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

After the battle, Waka jumps away, out of breath. Looks like we've put up more
of a fight than last time! He gives another prophecy before he takes 
off...again. Now, before climbing, take a look at the weird white water. Search
carefully for some bubbles that come up from it. Power Slash where the bubbles
are and a Stray Bead will appear! Take it. Now start climbing up the spiral
ramp, and follow the rest of the tunnel to appear above Taka Pass. You'll have
to ignore the flaming chests for now. Once back outside, just follow the dirt
path, Bloom any small withered trees you see, cross the bridge after restoring
it with Rejuvenation, and behold the withered Guardian Sapling. Bloom it and 
watch as Taka Pass is beautifully restored back to normal. Look at all those 
trees!

Phew...prepare for a lot of stuff to do. I mean, we can head straight for Kusa
Village like Issun mentioned, but why not take in Taka's scenery while we're at
it? Anyway...right by the Guardian Sapling are a group of Nightingales around a
pile of leaves. Feed them. Start heading back now along the dirt path, and you
will find some Deer. Feed them. Keep going down the path, but stop before you
enter the tunnel. A bit west of the tunnel are some Horses. Feed them. Now,
before heading down the tunnel, look around for some Konohana Blossoms. Vine up
the Blossoms until you see a ledge to the south. Vine there, and dig up and
Bloom all three clovers. Now get back to the Blossoms and continue Vining along
them. Eventually you will drop onto a high rock with a treasure chest. Open it
for the Tiger Statue treasure. Now drop down, head back to the tunnel, and head
down it.

Stop after completely going down the spiral ramp, feed the Foxes with Meat, and
look around for a clover that you can dig up and Bloom. Now completely head out
back on lower ground in Taka Pass. Go and save if you wish. After that, head a
little west and you should spot a Devil Gate. Clear it out. 15 Praise, some
Tigers, and greenery appear! Now feed the Tigers with meat. Head west from here
to find some mole holes. A bit south of them are some Boar Piglets. Feed them,
then talk to the mole in blue/purple. He'll want to play a little game. It's a 
bit of Whack-a-Mole! Basically, figure out where Moley will pop out, and hit 
him with a headbutt. Do it three times and he will give up, handing over a 
Golden Teapot...after letting you hear his sob story. Well, damn. Anyway, pick
up the teapot with C and carry it back over near the merchant, and talk to the
Tea Master to give it to him. In exchange, you'll get the Golden Mushroom! This
will be an item that can be used a little later in the game, so it'll be stored
as an important item in your Tools.

Head back west, but this time follow the dirt path. You will get to a fork in
the road, and a Dog in the middle of it. Feed it some meat. There's another Dog
nearby, it's back east, a little off the path, near a rock. Feed that one too.
Now take the path to Kusa Village, except take a right instead of continuing up
to arrive at a dried-up pond. Clear the Devil Gate to restore this Mermaid
Spring back to normal! 15 more Praise. Feed the Deer here for some more. Now
talk to the girl to learn about Mermaid Springs. If you head a bit west, you
can see a withered tree or two that you can Bloom. Now, see the big grey arch?
That's the entrance to Sasa Sanctuary. Approach it, but stay east of the path.
There's some withered trees to Bloom and some Sparrows to feed. Head a bit west
from here to find some pretty black stallions, or Horses. Feed them. Head west
some more, hugging the north cliff, and you'll see someone named Bingo. Ignore
him for now and Bloom the wilted trees by him, and feed the Foxes. Head south
from here to spot a wilted tree (Bloom it...if it's the last one in Taka Pass,
you get a bonus 10 Praise including the standard 1) and a Devil Gate. Clear the
Gate to spawn some Deer. Feed them. Finally, there's a group of Monkeys that
you can feed that are on the path to Kusa Village.

Lots of animals, huh? Now for a few other things, namely treasure. Approach the
Cutters' house. You know, the one where the sky reddens and the music turns
ominous when you approach it. Yeah that one. Look above the house to see a 
Konohana Blossom. Vine to it to land on the roof. Open the chest for a Glass
Beads. Now get the heck out of here so we can get dig up some treasures. Here
they are, again, easily found at night.

Dig Spots:
- One by the Tea Master
- One behind rock by Cutters' house
- One just north of the dirt path that leads to City Checkpoint
- Between three rocks by the Mermaid Spring

In order listed, the treasures you get are... Glass Beads, Stray Bead, Stray
                      Bead, Holy Bone S. Aaand that wraps up Taka Pass...for
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  now, anyway. Save after all that hard work, and take your
| TWO STRAY BEADS  |  butt up to Kusa Village. You may notice a weird energy
|     ACQUIRED     |  surrounding the entrance to Kusa Village as you approach
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  it...best be prepared.


+--------------------------------+
| Kusa Village                   |
|================================+----------------+
| Items acquired |  Animals fed  | Treasure found |
|----------------|---------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #27 |  18% Sparrow  | Dragonfly Bead |
| Stray Bead #28 |  57% Chicken  |Lacquerware Set |
| Infinity Judge |    29% Dog    |   Bull Horn    |
|Exorcism Slip S |  11% Monkey   | Incense Burner |
|    Pinwheel    |    18% Pig    |                |
| Canine Tracker |  28% Raccoon  |                |
|  Gold Dust x3  |               |                |
+-------------------------------------------------+

Oh geez, this place looks horrible. The sky is pitch black, and the evil energy
is so raw here that it's sapping Ammy's Ink power away...soon you'll turn into
a simple white wolf who is extremely weakened. There's not much you can do...we
                      have to press on. Save here. You can also buy stuff from
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  the merchant. I really recommend the new Reflector:
|  INFINITY JUDGE  |  Infinity Judge, the Pinwheel, and both Gold Dusts that he
|     ACQUIRED     |  holds. Also stock up on more Feedbags. Immediately, go 
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  ahead and use a Gold Dust on the Infinity Judge. There's 
                      nothing much you can do as far as exploring goes...so we 
need to head west along some bridges. At the fork, take the steps up to 
Princess Fuse. Talk to her to find out that she's possessed! She is doing 
everything in her power to keep this village from turning into a cursed zone. 
Well, we need to kill whatever's possessing her! Lucky for us, the exact demon 
shows up...and it's a new one! It's the Blue Imp, and this one is strapped to a 
cloth and flies around. It can be taken down with a Power Slash or anything 
involving the Celestial Brush, but...we can't use the Brush because of this 
evil energy. So we'll have to fight the enemies without our weapons.

After the battle, the evil energy from the village will go away completely. We
now have our powers back, yay! Listen to Fuse's tale of what has happened to
the village. Basically, the windmill that has circulated the Divine Wind has
stopped, and because of it, Crimson Helm and his followers have been able to
spread their evil influence over the village. So yeah, apparently the evil
energy being gone is just temporary if the windmill isn't running again. So...
we need to get to the bottom of this. We can't enter the Gale Shrine yet, which
is the way to the windmill and, ultimately, Crimson Helm. In order to gain
access to it, we need to find all of the Canine Warriors that serve the Satomi
house and gather them together with Princess Fuse. She even gives us this 
Canine Tracker thing to help us find them. Sounds like a plan.

There are five of them in this village, so let's not leave until we find them
all! ...Still, the sky still being pitch black is kind of unsettling, but it'll
have to do. We can do other stuff here too, but it's better to focus on the
Canine Warriors. Once you meet each dog, you have to feed them meat before they 
will return to Princess Fuse. How to feed them is a bit different than with 
normal animals. You basically have to manually enter the Fan Menu, and select 
the Feedbag from the Tools menu, instead of using Z to get right there. Now, 
basically, the Canine Tracker will point you exactly to where each of the 
warriors are. It's pretty self explanatory, but I'll give a list of the 
locations each are in.

- In a closed cave in the small bamboo forest. Use a Cherry Bomb to blast open
 the cave.
- By the fountain of the village, there's a small girl watering a patch of 
 grass. It's unfortunately cursed though, so use Bloom on it and this warrior
 will appear.
- Hiding in a tall and very large bamboo shoot by Mr. Bamboo's hut. You'll have
 to take the path towards the bamboo forest where you found a Canine Warrior
 before. Find the proper bamboo shoot (one that is glowing) and Power Slash it
 apart to find her! Headbutt the shoot to wake her up.
- High up on some wooden ledges. To reach them, follow the bridge leading to
 Princess Fuse, but be watchful of a Konohana Blossom. Vine up to it to reach
 the wooden ledges. Follow the path, feeding Chickens, and jumping up when you
 see the cave entrance.

Once you have those four, Issun will suggest heading back to Princess Fuse. The
Canine Tracker points towards her direction, so we might as well. You know the
way. When you head up to where she's supposed to be, you'll find another Canine
Warrior. Unfortunately for you, he doesn't think too highly of you, so he 
challenges you to a battle!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
(  BOSS |     |       )                                       \
 )~~~~~~      |      (                                         \
(         Tei |       )                                         \
 )------------       (                                           \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|  This is your first fight against an actual animal. Basically,  |
| Tei attacks whenever the gem hanging from his scarf shines. It  |
|  can be a multitude of attacks, such as rushing towards you, a  |
| single bite, or a string of attacks. Either way, Rosaries as a  |
| main weapon will help. That way, you can constantly attack him  |
|  without much consequence. Just make sure you keep moving when  |
|    he starts an attack. He's actually not really difficult.     |
|                                                                 |
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

After the battle, Tei recognizes you as a formidable opponent and wishes to
fight in a more open area. Issun has his feathers ruffled, so to speak, and
tries to trash talk Tei. Well, before the fight begins again, Princess Fuse
appears and stops the ruckus. She says that there are three more Canine 
Warriors not accounted for yet, and says that she has no-one to go look for
them...what's that look for, lady? Oh alright, fine. Looks like we have to find
the other three, and they're not in this village. She marked their locations,
so that should make it a lot easier. After the scene, before you leave, feed 
Tei.

Alright...we can leave the village if we want to, but let's catch up on a 
couple of things. First up, there's some Sparrows on the end of the lower path
north of Fuse's house. Feed them, and the Chickens on the path along the way.
Head back up by Fuse's place and look in the water. In the north pond is a
submerged chest. Power Slash it and grab the Dragonfly Bead from it. In the 
other pool is another submerged chest. Power Slash it and grab the Lacquerware
Set. Now keep heading west towards the entrance to Gale Shrine. In the little
open area, search around for a clover to dig and Bloom, and some Monkeys to
feed. Head back to Fuse's place, but look around for Konohana Blossoms to the
north. Vine up them and hop onto the guard tower. Feed the Monkeys here, talk
to the guard if you wish, and walk carefully along the wooden planks to a high
ledge.

Blockhead? Hm. Well, this one's harder than the one we encountered in Tsuta
Ruins. Instead of two weak points, he has four. Again, randomly generated, and
you have to dot them in the order they appear. After getting rid of this guy,
follow the tunnel until you come to two clovers and a chest containing a Bull
Horn. Now exit the cave, and turn around. You may notice you can jump up onto
the mountain. Do so and look around for another clover. Now head back down, and
to the actual village area, not just Princess Fuse's residence. Save if need 
be, and look around for the gourd farmer's house. Feed the Pigs that are there.
Now head down the path that leads toward Mr. Bamboo's house. Along the way, 
jump to the other side of the fence to find a clover somewhere around there.
Dig and Bloom that, and when you see a ladder leading up to a forest of bamboo,
hop up there. Feed the Raccoons with either seeds, meat, or fish, and talk to
Komuso to bring up a battle. This is another timed one. Simply finish within 25
seconds to win some more Praise from him. The easiest way to do this is to have
Infinity Judge equipped as a main, and the Rosary as a sub. Don't forget to
spam Power Slash as well. After the battle, make sure to dig and Bloom the 
clover that's here as well, then make your way to Mr. Bamboo's house. There be
some Sparrows on that path, so feed them. Once at the house, enter it.

As soon as you enter, search the ground. You should see part of a treasure
chest peeking out. Dig it up, and open it for a Stray Bead! Nice. Exit and
                      return to the village itself. Enter the inn. Inside,
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  before heading upstairs, look at the weird doll with one
|  STRAY BEAD #28  |  white eye and one black eye. Dot the white eye with your
|     ACQUIRED     |  brush and it will open, revealing an Exorcism Slip S. Now
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  head upstairs. Head over to the door and headbutt it. A
                      girl named Haruka will yell at you and to come back when
she's done in there. Alright. Just exit the inn, re-enter, and head upstairs.
Bash down the right windows to see Haruka. Talk to her to find out she has a
problem with monsters stalking her, and gives you a monster list to try to get
someone to kill them off. They're all in Taka Pass, so we'll get to that in a
minute. Exit the inn. Now...as usual, there are a few dig spots that can easily
be found at night...so here they are. Yeah, I know it's weird. The sky is 
always dark here (at least for now), but "day" and "night" actually pass 
through. The only way to tell if it's night is if most of the lights in the 
buildings are off, and if there's no-one in the streets. Anyway, here they are.

- By bridge southeast of Fuse's house.
- By the path in the open area where the Gale Shrine entrance is.

In order, they are...a Stray Bead, and an Incense Burner.  +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
Yep. That's about all for the Village, so save and exit    |  STRAY BEAD #29  |
back to Taka Pass. Now, we might as well get Haruka's      |     ACQUIRED     |
Revenge Contract cleared up, so here are the locations.    +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+

- West of the tunnel in the upper area. (Hop down to the lower area after this)
- By the dirt path on the east side.
- By the giant rock jutting out of a sand patch, near some Tigers.
- By the path right near the bridge that leads across the river.
- By Bingo close to the City Checkpoint entrance.

Keep in mind that they can only be found at night. Once all the monsters are
crossed out, return to Kusa Village and hand her the Contract to get a Gold 
Dust in return. Head back to Taka Pass.


+--------------------------------+
| Taka Pass                      |
|================================+
| Treasure found |
|----------------|
|      Vase      |
+----------------+

Now that you have visited another area, Moley and the Molsters have "reset."
You can play them again at this point, but it's much harder, and the only
treasure you get from Moley is a Vase treasure. You can play them multiple
times for multiple Vases. Anyway, take that Pinwheel that you bought and give
it to the Tea Customer for 10 Praise. Now, our main destination is the Cutters'
house. Yeah, you probably figured that they had some importance to story 
progression. This time though, wait until it's night before approaching the 
house. That way the evil tongue-cutters will be inside their house. Now to do
some breaking-and-entering. Not quite what you'd expect from a god, but it'll
have to do if we want to rescue the sparrow that they captured. (You'll hear
about it if you talked to the gourd farmer in Kusa Village.) Beside their house
are some logs propped up against it. Climb up those to reach the attic. Plant a
Cherry Bomb on the boarded-up part of the floor to blow it up. Fall down it.

Moonlight is shining through now. Talk to Mrs. Cutter who's sharpening her 
knife, and she tells you that moonlight is very bad for her and her husband, as
their true forms come out when exposed to it. Hm...bite her with C and hold on,
and quickly drag her to the light. Ah-a! She and her husband were demons all
along! Time for a fight! Don't worry, it'll be outside the house where there's
more room. These demons' true forms are basically Crow Tengu enemies, which
after this battle, you can encounter in Demon Scrolls. They act a bit like Dead
Fishes, in that they fly around and can be knocked to the ground with Power
Slash. This time though, they act like Red Imps in that they defend with their
katanas after being struck enough times. Power Slash them to break their 
katanas, leaving them vulnerable. Should be easy. After the battle, that 
sparrow will be freed. This Chun lady is part of Sasa Sanctuary's sparrow 
tribe, and she will lead you to the Sanctuary's entrance. Yep, just follow her,
and that wall where you saw the person pushing up against it will vanish, 
allowing you access to the Sanctuary.


+--------------------------------+
| Sasa Sanctuary                 |
|================================+------------------------------------+
| Items acquired | Abilities learned |  Animals fed  | Treasure found |
|----------------|-------------------|---------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #30 |    Waterspout     |  32% Sparrow  | Coral Fragment |
| Stray Bead #31 |                   |    6% Dog     |  Wooden Bear   |
| Stray Bead #32 |                   |    5% Hare    |  Glass Beads   |
|  Holy Bone S   |                   |   44% Tiger   | Dragonfly Bead |
|Traveler's Charm|                   |   20% Mouse   |      Vase      |
|Steel Soul Sake |                   |               |Lacquerware Set |
|Steel Fist Sake |                   |               | Incense Burner |
|Exorcism Slip S |                   |               |                |
|  Golden Peach  |                   |               |                |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------+

Welcome to the home of the Sparrow Clan. You can find the rest of the Animal
Tome Sparrows to feed here, thankfully. Head forward and the boss of the 
Sparrow Clan will appear. Apparently Chun is his daughter, and he's pleased
that you rescued her. As thanks, he'll open the gates to the Inn. How nice of
him! Go ahead and save at the Ultimate Origin Mirror, and hop on the ledges
south of it. You may have to do some wall jumps. At the end, you'll find a
clover to dig and Bloom. Now turn it to day if it isn't already. Yeah, Sunrise.
Pass the gate, but don't enter the building. Head left from here to find a well
with some Sparrows residing by it. Feed them, return, and take the other path.
There's more Sparrows to feed by the fountain sound-maker. After those, enter
the Inn.

You can talk to the Sparrows here if you want, but the main "attraction" are
the Mice below the staircase. They eat anything except herbs. Go upstairs, take
a left, and enter the first room you see. There's a merchant here, he doesn't
carry anything interesting, but you can stock up on Feedbags some more. Before
leaving, see the haruma doll? The one similar to the one at Kusa's Inn? Well,
                      dot the white eye and it will open, and out pops a Stray 
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Bead! Exit the room, take the second room up here. There
|  STRAY BEAD #31  |  are some Mice in here to feed! Kind of unhealthy, but eh.
|     ACQUIRED     |  Exit the room, and walk to the other side up here for
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  more rooms. The first room doesn't have anything
                      interesting, so enter the other room. Lots of different
foods here to fill up your Astral Pouch, so pick them up, and exit the room.
Use the elevator (the alcove) to bring yourself up to where the Sparrow Clan
boss is. Talk with them, and as even more thanks, the boss will let you have
everything in the red baskets here. Wow...all of this? I'm...touched. I don't
know how I'd repay you and...ah hell, cut the bull, say thanks, and snatch the
treasures. The treasures are...Coral Fragment, Holy Bone S, Wooden Bear,
Traveler's Charm, Glass Beads, Steel Soul Sake, Dragonfly Bead, Steel Fist 
Sake, Vase, and Exorcism Slip S.

Damn...anyway, head back down to the first floor of this Inn, and take the hall
out to the hot spring. Awesome, we can take a bath! ...Huh? The hot spring is
dried out...talk to the Sparrow there, and you'll learn he's trying to pray for
the water to return ever since an earthquake and a huge monster roar stopped 
it...Orochi, that fiend! How dare he stop our bath time! He'll really pay now!
Uh...take it easy, Sparrow guy, HEY! DON'T BURN YOURSELF! Try to talk him out
of it, and Mr. Bamboo will appear. Hey...guy! What's up? Oh cool, he's gonna
help us with the spring, and we have to do a little digging minigame to make 
the water spring back up, so agree to start.

There's not much I can say about this... The instructions in the beginning tell
you what you can do, like dirt blocks being able to be dug through, Power 
Slashing cracked rocks, avoiding pink spiked blocks, etc. You basically create
a path for Mr. Bamboo so he'll reach the bottom. When he finds the correct area
once he's down there, dig where he is to end it. Be careful to not run out of
ink here. For visual aid, see the url provided below. And no, you can't use
an Inkfinity Stone to make it easier on you. Sorry!
http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/920500/47547

For finishing the minigame, the hot spring will be refilled! And a 
constellation! Finally another brush technique! Fill in the missing stars, and
Nuregami will bestow upon you...Waterspout.

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        ( !!Brush Technique Learned!! )
                         |______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______|
                         |      |  Waterspout  |     |
                        /        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       \
                        |   Place the brush on the    |
                        |  surface of water and move  |
                        |     it toward a target.     |
                        -------------------------------

This is simple. Simply start drawing a line from a body of water to the subject
that needs the water. In this case, the poor sparrow is on fire, so extinguish
the fire with your brand new power. Not only that, but you can use this power
to make springs of water rise from the ground by drawing a line straight up
from the water. It has to be special parts of the water where water lines and
bubbles are though. Then, Ammy just simply jumps way up to where the power
spring leads. Wow...superb jumping there, Ammy. Anyway, since we're up here, 
dig up and Bloom the Clover that's here. Drop back down. See the giant bamboo
log where one end is raised? Well, use your new power to put some water at the
raised end to open the way to the Sanctuary's bamboo forest. Start heading in
that direction.

When you get to the first bend, stop to feed the Sparrows here, then continue
up. Stop at the second bend and feed the last group of Sparrows in the game.
There's also a crybaby sparrow here named Tai. Talk to him to learn about his
dog, Take. He lost his dog! Oh man, that's so sad...wait, dog? The map points
us to a Canine Warrior here...could it be? Follow the Canine Tracker that 
appears to find a pretty bamboo forest. The remaining animals in this area are
also here, which are two groups of Tigers, and some hares in an alcove at the
back. There are five big stalks of bamboo here, and each one alternates with
glowing. Power Slash the one that's currently glowing to cut it down and reveal
Canine Warrior Gi! Watch the scene and Gi will challenge you to a battle. 
Another battle?

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
(  BOSS |     |       )                                       \
 )~~~~~~      |      (                                         \
(          Gi |       )                                         \
 )------------       (                                           \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
| Gi fights similarly to Tei. This one jumps around a lot though, |
| and his attacks are more ferocious. He also may try to kick up  |
| some dirt to hurt you. Overall, there's not much difference to  |
|  warrant too much of an explanation. Just use the same weapons  |
|          as with Tei, and Gi should be a piece of cake.         |
|                                                                 |
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

After the battle, Gi will accept that you were allowed to carry the Canine 
Tracker, and that crybaby sparrow will scold you for trying to pick a fight 
with his dog. Gi realizes that Princess Fuse has called to him, but he cannot
leave Sasa Sanctuary, otherwise monsters will run the place. He wonders what
to do, but his Duty Orb emanates from him and bonds to you. Hm..wonder what
that means. Well, before leaving, feed Gi. Now, head back to the hot spring to
hear of a tale from Mr. Bamboo. Kamiki holds a festival on the night of the 
full moon every year, and this year is the 100th anniversary of Orochi's 
defeat. Hm, interesting tale, old chap.

He gives us a Mermaid Coin as thanks for restoring the hot spring. What does
this do? Why, throw one in a Mermaid Spring, and you can warp to any spring you
previously visited. How neat! Since you got your first Mermaid Coin, they will
now be available to purchase from merchants, so it might be good to head to the
merchant at Sparrow Inn and carry at least five of these coins. Now...before we
leave Sasa, there's some dig spots we can dig up for treasures, like always.
Here they are.

- By the path in front of the gate to the Inn.
- On a short ledge by the hot spring.
- One at the second bend on the path to the bamboo forest.
- Two dig spots in the bamboo forest alcove where the Hares were.

                      Not many, but at least there's more than what was in Kusa 
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Village. Anyway, the treasures are, in order, Stray Bead,
| TWO STRAY BEADS  |  Lacquerware Set, Incense Burner, Stray Bead, and Golden
|     ACQUIRED     |  Peach. Pretty good stuff there! Alright...let's head out
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  to our next destination, Agata Forest. Don't use a
                      Mermaid Coin to warp there, just head back to Taka Pass.


+--------------------------------+
| Taka Pass                      |
|================================+
| Treasure found |
|----------------|
|    Crystal     |
+----------------+

Drop down towards where the Cutters' house is, but look around for a power
spring. Use Waterspout straight up on it and ride it to a ledge with a clover!
Now, head back towards Agata Forest, but stop at the tunnel that leads to the
upper area and take it. Along the way, you'll see a burning chest and a puddle
of water beside it. Use Waterspout to extinguish the fire briefly, so go over
and open it for a Crystal. You need another power to extinguish the other fiery
chest, so just ignore it for now and head to Agata Forest.


+--------------------------------+
| Agata Forest                   |
|================================+------------------------------------+
| Items acquired | Abilities learned |  Animals fed  | Treasure found |
|----------------|-------------------|---------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #17 |     Crescent      |    5% Dog     |   Bull Horn    |
|  Holy Bone M   |                   |               |Lacquerware Set |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------+

Make your way back to Madame Fawn's cave. Yeah, those burning chests? You can
get what's in them now. Use Waterspout and grab Holy Bone M, a Stray Bead, and
                      a Bull Horn. Now, see the power spring here? Utilize it
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  and have it carry you up. At the top, you should see a
|  STRAY BEAD #17  |  ledge. Get up to it (have to wall jump...the timing is
|     ACQUIRED     |  weird) and open the chest for a Lacquerware Set. Now save
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  and go talk to Kokari. He's by the Demon Fang trader,
                      giving out whistle calls. He apparently doesn't know 
where his dog, Ume, has run off to. He thinks Ume may have fallen into the Deep
Abyss...he says that the water there is darker than before, and it's ripply. He
thinks that might be a clue that the legendary fish, Whopper, has awoken. He
says that there's a lady over by Hitoshio Spring. In case you're wondering, it
is actually the Mermaid Spring that's here in the forest, so head up there.

Oh! It's Kushi! She's gathering water so she can make her famous 8 Purification
Sake. Sounds delicious. Anyway, talk to her some more, and she realizes that
she's not strong enough to carry that big barrel over, let alone fill it with
water. ...Hm! That gives me an idea. If you've talked to her enough times, the
camera should automatically switch viewpoints so that it's above you. Use 
Waterspout from the spring to the barrel until it's completely filled. So...now
all that's left is to take it back to Kam..i...ki.......Uh...damn it! A Red 
Imp! Just then, Susano appears. He tries to talk bad towards the Imp, but then
we get surrounded by a lot more Imps! Looks like Susano isn't so tough when
there's more than one enemy he has to fight. Nevertheless, he tries to battle
them, shaking in fear. Another one of these Power Slash minigames. Just Power
Slash when prompted to slice and dice apart all those monsters.

After the little mini-battle, Susano starts to doubt himself...there's no way
he's slaying all those monsters so easily by himself. Well, you're darn right,
mister! He thinks the gods are playing tricks with him. You're darn right, 
mist--hey, we're not playing tricks! D:

Kushi begins to try to take the barrel back with her, since Susano left, and we
suddenly hear a cry out in the distance. It's Kokari! Let's hurry up and help
him! Wha...what? The Canine Tracker? Is there a Canine Warrior here? There must
be! Follow it to Kokari, who's trying to fish. Well, not without us, man! Time
to do another fishing minigame. You should remember how to do it since last
time.

After fishing up Whopper, no sign of Ume...oh please don't tell me...well, at
least the Deep Abyss is no more. The moon's reflection is back on the water. 
But no moon in the sky? Oh wait, another constellation! Awesome. Fill in the
missing stars, and Yumigami will appear, granting you the power of Crescent!

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        ( !!Brush Technique Learned!! )
                         |______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______|
                         |      |   Crescent   |     |
                        /        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       \
                        |  Draw a curved line in the  |
                        |  sky to summon the waning   |
                        |            moon.            |
                        -------------------------------

To use it, draw a curved line in the sky. Basically a backwards C. After 
testing it out, Issun mentions about our duty to Princess Fuse, and, as if on
cue, Ume suddenly appears. Oh man, thank goodness. I thought he got fed to that
fish's little Whopper Jrs.! Ume suddenly growls at you, and asks how we have
the Canine Tracker with us...so he's actually a Canine Warrior! But that 
means...oh please not another fight. Please not another fight! ...Oh damn it.

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
(  BOSS |     |       )                                       \
 )~~~~~~      |      (                                         \
(         Jin |       )                                         \
 )------------       (                                           \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
| Jin fights similarly to the previous two Canine Warriors. Well, |
|  sort of. He jumps around at times, usually to get behind you,  |
|   digs up dirt that can hurt you, and even plants...poop that   |
|  explodes a few seconds later. Ew. Anyway, Rosary as the main   |
|   like always. Maybe with some Steel Fist Sake taken as well.   |
|                                                                 |
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

After the battle, Ume-er...Jin, says that he cannot leave, as Kokari and his
father saved him from certain death, and owes his life to them. Then, like with
Gi, his Justice Orb merges with Ammy. I think I'm starting to realize what that
means...after the scene, feed Jin. Save back at Madame Fawn's cave if you wish
to, and make your way back to Kamiki Village, our next destination on the map.


+--------------------------------+
| Kamiki Village                 |
|================================+
| Items acquired |  Animals fed  |
|----------------|---------------|
|  Golden Peach  |    6% Dog     |
+--------------------------------+

I recommend heading straight for Sakuya's tree. ...The Canine Tracker appeared.
Hm. Regardless, head straight for the tree, and make sure to go through the 
arch. Power Slash the fruit down for a Golden Peach. Now follow the Canine 
Tracker to...Mushi's dog, Hayabusa? Looks like this is our final Canine 
Warrior. Hm...he wants us to come back when it's night time. Thankfully for us,
we don't have to wait very long! Just walk away, use Crescent to turn it to
night, and walk back to Hayabusa, or Warrior Chu. Talk to him, and...just as I
figured...we get to fight him to prove our worth of bearing the Canine Tracker.
Let's...let's just get this over with...

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
(  BOSS |     |       )                                       \
 )~~~~~~      |      (                                         \
(         Chu |       )                                         \
 )------------       (                                           \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|    He's not very different from Jin at all. He uses the same    |
|   tactics, such as digging dirt up that hurts you, and doing    |
| biting attacks. He does not use the poop mine attack. Just use  |
| Rosaries with Steel Fist Sake to take him down. Heck, you might |
| even be comfortable using Reflectors as your main weapon, since |
|                 you know how Chu fights already.                |
|                                                                 |
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Chu explains that he's not really Hayabusa, Mushi's pet...the real Hayabusa 
died with Mushi's father from a demon attack. Chu happened to pass by, and 
since he's the same breed as Hayabusa, the village never took notice. Hm, 
that's weird. Chu is here to fulfill Hayabusa's dying wish, to protect Mushi.
Hm... Well, since Chu cannot leave, his Loyalty Orb merges to you. Looks like
we have to bring these three Orbs back to Princess Fuse. Make sure to feed Chu,
prepare yourself and head out of the Village.


+--------------------------------+
| Shinshu Field                  |
+--------------------------------+

There's a couple of things we can do here. First, find Ida the Messenger and
talk to him. You should be challenged to a race. To win this race, basically
keep up with him, and headbutt him. It's easy if you tackle first to start a
run, stay beside him, and headbutt. He'll give you 10 Praise. Now head to the
Nameless Man's kiln. At day, he should be there chopping wood. He shows you his
first vase, the Azure Neck. Well, we know what to do with this. Pick it up, 
take it across the river, and follow the dirt path while looking to your left.
You should spot a small statue by some rocks. Go there and the vase will be
placed beside it as an offering. You'll gain 5 Praise! Now, head to Kusa 
Village. It's easier to just use a Mermaid Coin on Shinshu's Mermaid Spring by
the Dojo, warp to Taka Pass, and head on over to Kusa Village.


+--------------------------------+
| Kusa Village                   |
+--------------------------------+

Head straight on over to Princess Fuse's house, and enter it. Approach Princess
Fuse, and you will give her the Power Orbs that we have collected. Now that all
the Satomi Power Orbs are collected, the entrance to Gale Shrine can be opened.
She attempts to head there, but suddenly the Power Orbs surround 
Ammy...apparently they chose her as their master. Wow, that's...interesting. I
guess it's up to us to carry the Power Orbs to the Gale Shrine entrance. Exit
the house, and continue further west to the Gale Shrine entrance. You'll find
Susano inside, along with a spirit guarding the evil barrier. Approach, and
after some conversation, Yatsu senses the Power Orbs and grants entry. Susano
also rushes in...that fool. Follow him in...to your second dungeon...


+--------------------------------+
| Gale Shrine                    |
|================================+------------------------------------+
| Items acquired | Abilities learned |  Animals fed  | Treasure found |
|----------------|-------------------|---------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #33 |     Galestorm     |   80% Mouse   | Rabbit Statue  |
| Stray Bead #34 |                   |               |Lacquerware Set |
|  Sun Fragment  |                   |               |     Pearl      |
|  Holy Bone S   |                   |               |  Wooden Bear   |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------+

Follow the twisting hall to arrive at a deep hole. Now there are two paths to
take. Take the north path through a tunnel to abruptly arrive at a Devil Gate.
Clear it out. As you enter it though, you'll encounter a new enemy, the 
Chimera. This is a variation of the Bud Ogre, but this time its body is 
virtually a pot filled with hot water. It has basically the same attacks as a
Bud Ogre, except that when it's down with no color, every hit makes it spew
damaging water. I recommend using Rosaries on them because of this. Their 
Floral Finisher is Power Slash. For clearing the Devil Gate, you get rewarded 
an Exorcising Arrow. Pick it up, head back to the pond, and head west. You'll
come to a wooden path above an abyss. Just keep following it to end up where
Lockjaw is, blocking the elevator. Get rid of him. Save at the Origin Mirror,
and enter the elevator.

Now, how this elevator works, is it goes up a floor if you plant a Cherry Bomb
in the center and let it blow up. Yeah. Our agenda is heading upwards, but stay
at the door, off of the elevator, and plant a Cherry Bomb on the elevator. Once
it rushes up, drop down. Down here, you'll find two clovers, three chests, and
some Mice to feed. The treasures are...Stray Bead, Rabbit Statue, Holy Bone S.
                      You can get back up using the glowing light. Take the
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  elevator to the second floor. Here is just a small room
|  STRAY BEAD #33  |  with a blue Demon Scroll, and a balcony with a fiery
|     ACQUIRED     |  chest. Fight the Demon Scroll. After the battle, you will
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  have yet another Exorcising Arrow. Pick it up, go back to
                      the elevator, and take it up to the third (top) floor.
Turns out another Lockjaw was blocking the way up here. So...get rid of him,
and move forward. Damn, it's dark out here. Nevertheless, follow the path, even
if it's hard to see. At the top, you'll see a scene. Issun points out that
there's some darkness swirling around the windmill. It's basically wind being
forced to blow in the opposite direction. Looks like we need to do something
about it. But how? Well, when the prompt comes, draw a loop-de-loop over the
dark swirl in the opposite direction. Suddenly, the wind blows in the correct
direction! Do it for the rest of the swirls, and the Divine Wind will start
blowing again! Wow...no more darkness. It looks beautiful down there... Oh,
there's the constellation! Fill in the missing stars, and Kazegami will bestow
upon you Galestorm!

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        ( !!Brush Technique Learned!! )
                         |______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______|
                         |      |  Galestorm   |     |
                        /        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       \
                        |    Draw a wind symbol to    |
                        |   summon a gale of divine   |
                        |            wind.            |
                        -------------------------------

To test out this power, Issun suggests that you use Galestorm on the tiny fan
here. It's the same symbol that you used to bring the Divine Wind back. Doing
so will open the gate so you can head back down. Issun suggests that our job is
not yet done. Crimson Helm still resides in the Gale Shrine, and all our work
may be for naught if we don't get rid of him. That, and we need to find that
Serpent Crystal that Waka mentioned. So, let's get a move on! As you go 
downstairs though, you may notice there's a long ledge you can jump to. Do so,
                      and open the chest at the end for a Sun Fragment! Sure
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  has been a while since we saw one of those! Good for us
|   SUN FRAGMENT   |  too, since that gives us an extra unit of Solar Energy!
|     ACQUIRED     |  Now head back down the windmill, stopping at the burning
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  chest. Use Galestorm on it to briefly take away the fire,
                      and open it for the Gale Shrine
Map! Awesome. Head back to the elevator, take it to the    +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+ 
second floor, and go to the burning chest. Use Galestorm   |  STRAY BEAD #34  |
on it and open it for a Stray Bead! Now head back to the   |     ACQUIRED     |
first floor. Save if you want to, and head back to the     +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
wooden walkway. Now, see the windmills? You can spin them
                      with Galestorm and rotate the walkway. Rotate the south
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  one with forward gust (check the Brush tech screen in the
| TRAVEL GUIDE #12 |  Fan Menu for info) to access the way further west. Open
|     ACQUIRED     |  the chest for a new Travel Guide and keep going. In this
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  interesting hall...climb up one of the fallen poles. At
                      the top, drop north to the burning chest. Use Galestorm
and open it for a Lacquerware Set. Look back east and up a little to find a
Konohana Blossom. Vine to it and open the chest for a Steel Soul Sake. Look
further east to find another Blossom. Vine to that, and open the burning chest
(same method as always) for an Inkfinity Stone. Look around here for some Mice
to feed, then drop down, and just head west, passing the fallen pole, to find 
another burning chest. Open it for a Pearl.

Phew. Looong-ass paragraph there. At any rate, head back up using the fallen
pole, and Vine to the west. Now, to cross here, use Galestorm to blow wind to
the north, blowing the hanging scrolls to the side. Make sure the symbol you 
use is large in order to keep the scrolls blowing for a long time. Use them to
cross to the chest, and open it for a Wooden Bear. Do the same thing again to
cross to the next chest, and open it for an Exorcism Slip S. Drop down to the
Origin Mirror. Feed the Mice, save, and head on westward. In this hall, you'll
come to some machines that spew fire straight upward. Pretty simple, just use
Galestorm to be able to pass them. At the end of the hall is Crimson Helm's
chamber...wow, already? This was a short dungeon. Head through the Golden Gate
to pseudo-save, and approach the central area. The scene will show the Serpent
Crystal! Approach it...and Crimson Helm will appear. BATTLE TIME!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
(  BOSS |       |     )                                       \
 )~~~~~~        |    (                                         \
(  Crimson Helm |     )                                         \
 )--------------     (                                           \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|   This big dude has some nasty attacks. He can blow a path of   |
| fire at you, rush at you, and jump high and land on the ground, |
|   causing a wave of fire to erupt from him. He also has some    |
|  heavy armor on him, so attacks might be limited. Thankfully,   |
|  the Satomi Power Orbs have come to protect you. So basically,  |
|  you have eight hits before you start actually taking damage.   |
|                        Seems like plenty.                       |
|                                                                 |
| I suggest using Rosaries as either a main or sub, for distance  |
|   attacks. Basically, you have to attack him until his armor    |
| falls off, revealing a flaming skeleton. Use Galestorm to douse |
| the flames so you can head in for some real damage. Eventually  |
|  he will put his armor back on, so once that happens, get some  |
| distance. Overall, the Satomi Orbs protecting you here make the |
| battle disappointingly easy, you shouldn't have much trouble if |
|              you're quick enough to dodge attacks.              |
|                                                                 |
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

After the battle, Crimson Helm stops and summons some fiery snakes from the
ground. Wait...Orochi!? Oh sh... Oh hey, it's Susano! Where'd he get his sudden
courage? It seems he's going to try to stop Crimson Helm and...Orochi. We have
no choice, help him with Power Slashes! After the Orochi heads are slashed off,
help him with his finishing blow by using Galestorm repeatedly as he spins
faster and faster. After his work, he is convinced that the gods are toying 
with him. He says he doesn't want this burden, and that the world can fall into
ruin for all he cares...Susano...? You...don't mean that...do you? Suddenly, an
evil force solidifies, and approaches Susano. He can't take the voices in his
head, and he rushes out to escape them. The evil force then leaves. Damn...
Susano must be really messed up.

                      For defeating Crimson Helm, we acquire the Life Beads, a 
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  new Rosary! Good thing, I was getting tired of those old
|    LIFE BEADS    |  weak ones. ...Oh shoot! That scene just distracted us!
|     ACQUIRED     |  Waka took that Serpent Crystal! Damn it. He says he's the
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  only one who can use it to dispel the barrier to Orochi's
                      dwelling...what's he planning? After we leave, save.

 _____________________________________________________________________________
(O)                                  RECAP                                  (O)
|Ż|=========================================================================|Ż|
| |         Divine Instruments         | Brush Techniques |   Stray Beads   | |
| |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ| |
| |----------------                    | Sunrise          | #1, #2, #3, #4  | |
| | Reflectors     |                   | Rejuvenation     | #5, #6, #7, #8  | |
| |----------------    _               | Power Slash      |  #11, #12, #13  | |
| | Divine Retribution | Snarling Beast| Cherry Bomb      |  #14, #15, #16  | |
| | Infinity Judge     | ???           | Bloom            |  #17, #18. #19  | |
| | ???                |               | Water Lily       |  #20, #21, #22  | |
| |                    Ż               | Vine             |  #23, #27, #28  | |
| |----------------                    | Waterspout       |  #30, #31, #32  | |
| | Rosaries       |                   | Crescent         |     #33, #34    | |
| |----------------_                   | Galestorm        |                 | |
| | Devout Beads   | Life Beads        | ???              |                 | |
| | ???            | ???               | ???              |                 | |
| | ???            |                   | ???              |                 | |
| |                Ż                   | ???              |                 | |
| |----------------                    | ???              |                 | |
| | ???            |                   |                  |                 | |
| |----------------   _                |                  |                 | |
| | ???               | ???            |                  |                 | |
| | ???               | ???            |                  |                 | |
| | ???               |                |                  |                 | |
| |                   Ż                |                  |                 | |
| |-------------------------------------------------------|                 | |
| |             Animal Tome             | Holy Artifacts  |                 | |
| |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|                 | |
| | Sparrow     (100%) | Fox     ( 22%) |Peace Bell    [ ]|                 | |
| | Chicken     ( 85%) | Raccoon ( 28%) |Wood Mat      [ ]|                 | |
| | Dog         ( 58%) | Horse   ( 54%) |Gold Lucky Cat[ ]|                 | |
| | Hare        ( 38%) | Tiger   ( 66%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | Boar        ( 50%) | Mouse   (100%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | Boar Piglet ( 38%) | ???     (  0%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | Monkey      ( 31%) | ???     (  0%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | Pig         ( 45%) | ???     (  0%) |                 |                 | |
| | Deer        ( 87%) | ???     (  0%) |                 |                 | |
| | Nightingale ( 55%) | ???     (  0%) |                 |                 | |
| |-------------------------------------------------------------------------| |
| |               Total Sun Fragments Collected:  3 out of 15               | |
| |_________________________________________________________________________| |
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After saving, you will be thanked by Princess Fuse, and Yatsu, who is actually
Fuse's husband. So...she's a widow. Sad... Well...let's make our way back to
Kamiki Village...(Though we get 30 Praise from her, which is nice!)


+--------------------------------+
| Kusa Village                   |
|================================+----------------+
| Items acquired |  Animals fed  | Treasure found |
|----------------|---------------|----------------+
| Stray Bead #29 |  15% Chicken  |  Glass Beads   |
|  Sun Fragment  |               |                |
+-------------------------------------------------+

Let's finish up Kusa Village while we're at it. Proceed towards the actual
village from here, but stop when you see a Konohana Blossom above you while on
the wooden overpath. Vine up to it, then follow the path until you come to some
hanging carp streamers. First, open the chest here for a Glass Beads. Now...
Treat these like the hanging scrolls in the Gale Shrine. Use Galestorm, jump up 
them. If you keep falling, then press 2 and move the camera to the side. You 
                      can judge your jumps better that 
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  way. At the end is the best prize    +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
|  STRAY BEAD #29  |  ever...well sort of. A Stray Bead,   |   SUN FRAGMENT   |
|     ACQUIRED     |  a Sun Fragment, and some Chickens    |     ACQUIRED     |
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  to feed. Yeah. Get your loot, then   +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
                      drop down to the village. See the 
well that's dried up when you investigate it? Well, use Galestorm on it. The
wind has to blow towards the windmill on it. Doing so will make the water from
it flow again, and the little girl's garden will sprout dozens of flowers. In
exchange, 15 Praise. Aw thanks! Anyways, save and return to Taka Pass.


+--------------------------------+
| Taka Pass                      |
|================================++
| Items acquired | Treasure found |
|----------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #24 |     Pearl      |
| Stray Bead #25 |      Vase      |
|  Sun Fragment  |Lacquerware Set |
| Vengeance Slip | Coral Fragment |
|  Holy Bone S   |Lacquerware Set |
|  Golden Peach  |                |
+---------------------------------+

Remember that other flaming chest in that tunnel to the upper area? Well, head
                      there, use Galestorm on that chest, and open it for a
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Stray Bead! Now make your way over to the west side,
|  STRAY BEAD #25  |  where Bingo is. His detector of sorts says that there is
|     ACQUIRED     |  something valuable hidden somewhere underneath him, but
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  he can't seem to find where to dig. Hm...maybe the giant
                      pile of leaves beside him is a vague clue? Use Galestorm
to blow away the pile and reveal a big hole. Yep...talk to him a couple of 
times and agree to help him dig for treasure. Yep, another digging game. Since
you have a few new brush techniques, there's a couple things you should know
about. When using Galestorm on Bingo, he will jump over a  +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
block's length. When near a block filled with water, you   |   SUN FRAGMENT   |
can use it as a power spring using Waterspout. The end is  |     ACQUIRED     |
at the right side, but that's all I can really help you    +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
with. Just use the link I give below as a visual guide,
and dig at the correct spot once Bingo is led there to get a Sun Fragment!
http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/920500/47567

Now, throughout Taka Pass, there's lots of leaf piles. Use Galestorm to get rid
of them like with the digging game just now, and dig up the chests beneath 
them. I'll go ahead and list where these leaf piles are.

- In the upper area, beside the raised ledge to the tunnel.
- Beside the Guardian Sapling.
- Close to the Agata Forest entrance.
- Nearby the Ultimate Origin Mirror.
- Nearby Moley and his gang.
- A buried treasure chest behind the Cutters' house.
- By the Mermaid Spring.
- West of the hanging scrolls.

The treasures, in the order listed, are...Pearl, Vengeance Slip, Vase, 
                      Lacquerware Set, Coral Fragment, Lacquerware Set, Stray
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Bead, and Holy Bone S. Phew. One last thing...notice the
|  STRAY BEAD #24  |  hanging scrolls? Well, to get on top of the east pole,
|     ACQUIRED     |  Vine up to it using the Konohana Blossom nearby. Now, use
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Galestorm (either north or south direction) to blow the
                      scrolls up. Cross them to the other pole, and open the
chest for a Golden Peach item. Suh-weet! Now head back towards Agata Forest,
after saving and all that, of course.


+--------------------------------+
| Agata Forest                   |
|================================++
| Items acquired | Treasure found |
|----------------|----------------|
|  Holy Bone M   |     Pearl      |
+---------------------------------+

As soon as you enter, let's take care of some leaf piles.

- Leaf pile by the Taka Pass entrance.
- One by the upper exit to Shinshu Field.
- Behind a rock on the way to Sleepy.

The treasures are, in order...Holy Bone M, Pearl, Exorcism Slip M. Yeah...grab
those, and head to Shinshu Field.


+--------------------------------+
| Shinshu Field                  |
|================================++
| Items acquired | Treasure found |
|----------------|----------------|
|  Godly Charm   |   Bull Horn    |
+---------------------------------+

Woah...this place is looking foreboding...like it's about to rain, but worse.
Anyway, head towards the Dojo. Beside it is a burning pile of leaves. Just blow
it away, dig up the chest, and open it for a Godly Charm. There's another leaf
pile by Tama's that contains a Bull Horn treasure as well. Get that if you wish
to, and head to Kamiki Village.


+--------------------------------+
| Kamiki Village                 |
+--------------------------------+

It's the full moon...! We enter the village, expecting some cheery festival
music...but instead, we get...ominous music? Don't tell me something bad is
gonna happen... Walk forward and you'll see some of the neighbors at Susano's
front door complaining to him. So...Susano drank all the sake meant for the 
gods? Susano admits, in a drunken stupor, that he was the one who released 
Orochi. Not only that, but a white arrow appears in the sky, and hits Kushi's
house. ...Well, if that isn't a party killer, nothing is.

Kushi gets out her Thunder Brew, and heads off to the Moon Cave. Uh...I think
we need to go after her before she gets killed! Head to Shinshu Field, and
shortly after entering, you'll find her exhausted on the path. Ammy will pick
up Kushi, and after some negative responses from Issun, it's time to head off!
You know where Moon Cave is, right? It's past the giant arch at Lake Harami.
Once you reach the barrier blocking the cave, you'll see Waka there! He uses 
the Serpent Crystal to open the barrier, and out comes an evil force to snatch
Kushi away! Ammy and Issun run after her, but are locked in by the same evil
barrier. Waka says that the barrier is only open for two people: the sacrifice,
and one other, and thinks Issun doesn't count. I wonder why that is...? Ah 
well, Waka leaves us with a half-baked prophecy, and Ammy and Issun head in.
...But someone was watching the whole thing...someone with his name starting
with an S...


+--------------------------------+
| Moon Cave                      |
|================================+--------------------+
| Items acquired | Abilities learned | Treasure found |
|----------------|-------------------|----------------|
|   Tsumugari    |      Inferno      |     Pearl      |
|  Holy Bone S   |                   | Incense Burner |
| Vengeance Slip |                   |Lacquerware Set |
|Exorcism Slip S |                   |   Bull Horn    |
|Inkfinity Stone |                   | Kutani Pottery |
|  Holy Bone M   |                   |     Crystal    |
|Exorcism Slip L |                   |                |
|Steel Fist Sake |                   |                |
|  Golden Peach  |                   |                |
+-----------------------------------------------------+

Welcome to your third dungeon... The game's story has been prepping us up to
fight Orochi, so it looks like this is it. Let's get started. Just head up the
stairs that lead to Orochi. Ah-a...it's not that easy. There's a big gap in the
staircase, so you'll have to take the long way. Jump in. You'll be encountered
by some Imps, but they'll dismiss you as a dumb wolf. Uh...they're demons...how
can they not see that Ammy is a god? I think they're the dumb ones...

Anyway, attempt to enter and they'll push you away. So, let's turn around and
see if we can find something. As a side mention...wow...this cave is very...
white. Sure looks like a cave from a moon... Anyway, walk forward to get 
Kushi's Thunder Brew. There's still some left in it, but it'll have to do. Pass
the Golden Gate, then take a left. Follow the path, open the chest for a Holy
Bone S, and keep moving. At the end, you'll spot a Devil Gate. Enter it and you
will have to face a new enemy, the Black Imp! This thing has skulls surrounding
it that will fire lasers at you. Use Power Slash to shatter the skulls. After
all the skulls are gone, the Black Imp is virtually helpless, so take him down!
His Floral Finisher is Power Slash. After the kill, a chest will appear. Open
it to get a Mask. You can draw anything you wish on it, and it will be put on
Ammy's face to "disguise" herself as one of the Imps. Yeah...not much of a
disguise, but it appears the Imps in the Moon Cave are idiots. So, draw any 
kind of symbol you want, then head back to the Imp door guards. They'll let you
in. See, what did I tell you?

Head forward to arrive in the central chamber. The only way we can go is to the
foul-stenched kitchen, so do so. You'll see a giant pot boiling, plus some
Konohana Blossoms above it. Save upstairs, then use Vine to connect the pot's
lid to the Blossoms and raise it, revealing an Imp being cooked in there. He
gets pulled out. Apparently he's the cook, and he's making an appetizer for
Orochi. However, this flamboyant cook is missing some ingredients to make his
appetizer perfect. He says that there are 4 ingredients, and he gives you a
list of them. Since they're all found in the Moon Cave, it sounds like a good
idea. He gives us an Exorcising Arrow (...why would he be carrying one?) so we
can explore the Moon Cave, so take it, head back to the central chamber, and
find Lockjaw. Get rid of him and move on.

In this next cave-like area, head to the end to find some Konohana Blossoms
ahead. Vine up to the first one, and a scene will show you that the next
Blossoms are pointing downward. So that means, as soon as you Vine to it, bring
up the canvas so you don't fall, and vine immediately to the next Blossom. 
You'll have to be quick on the draw and will need enough Ink Pots to make it to
the end. There's a door and an eye watching over it. Power Slash the eye when
                      it's open to open the door, and head through, clearing
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  off the Devil Gate as well. As a reward, a chest will
|    OGRE LIVER    |  appear. Open it for the Ogre Liver, one of those
|     ACQUIRED     |  ingredients! Doesn't sound too good... Anyway, head back
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  back to the central chamber...but along the way, stop at
                      a ledge to the north and look at the wall to spot a
hidden crack in the wall. Cherry Bomb it away, and head inside to find a Giant 
Bud. Bloom it for a Vengeance Slip. Now backtrack.

Before entering the central chamber, you'll notice a power spring. Use 
Waterspout on it and ride the water pillar to a tunnel. Take the tunnel to a
higher part of the central chamber. See the shallow pot up here? Well, this is
another power spring. Ride up that, then at the 3rd floor, take the door next
to you. The path just leads to another Lockjaw. In this next room is an 
unsturdy bridge...run across it, and it will collapse. You'll land by a Devil
Gate. Clear it, and some water will spawn. You'll also get 30 Praise. Now, look
around to see a similar mechanism that was by the Sasa hot spring. Use 
Waterspout to send some water into it, and the valve here will open up, 
draining the central chamber of its water and filling it up here. Now, we're
supposed to exit through that valve, but first, look west-ish for a ledge with
a chest. You can reach it with Water Lily. Open it for an Exorcism Slip S. Now
exit this room through the valve by using the power spring below it.

After you're through the valve, you'll encounter a battle with a Black Imp.
Take it down, then Power Slash the eye guard here. The center will open up,
revealing another floor below. It's not safe to just jump down there though, so
use a power spring to get back up to the first floor, then talk to the Imp
working the elevator. He's trying to keep the elevator from crashing down since
the water is gone, so Power Slash him to make him lose his grip! Keep doing
that until you're down at the bottom, and jump off onto the ledge. Head through
the tunnel and you'll see four eye guards keeping the door ahead locked. The
problem with these is that they have to be hit all at once with a single Power
Slash. It's just simple to do, just bring up the canvas, make the camera so
that the eyes align perfectly, and Power Slash them! Head through the door that
opens.

Huh, a frozen statue. Investigate it, and you willbe attacked by a new enemy,
Ice Mouth. It's a wooden wheel with a pair of lips on it. It attacks with ice
attacks, pretty obvious. Just get near it or Power Slash it, and wait for it to
attack so that ice shards aren't around it, then start attacking. Fairly 
simple, and for good reason. There are tons of enemies that are basically 
"wheel monsters." After killing that Ice Mouth, the ice on the statue melts,
revealing it to be a statue of a phoenix, burning bright! Suddenly, a 
constellation appears. Constellation? Underground? Weirder things have 
happened. Fill in the missing stars, and Moegami will bestow upon you the power
of Inferno!

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        ( !!Brush Technique Learned!! )
                         |______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______|
                         |      |   Inferno    |     |
                        /        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       \
                        |  Place the brush over fire  |
                        |    and move it toward a     |
                        |           target.           |
                        -------------------------------

With this new power, you can transfer a fire source to another location with a
simple drawing of a line! Draw a line from the phoenix statue to the block of
ice to watch the magic happen! It revealed a door, so head through it. You'll
see another Imp elevator, but don't take it yet. Use Inferno on the ice from
one of the torches to reveal a crack. Cherry Bomb it, and open the chest inside
for an Inkfinity Stone. Now get on the elevator and talk to the Imp to get 
taken up. Back up on the first floor, take the door up here. You'll arrive back
                      at the kitchen, but behind an ice wall. Clear out the
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Devil Gate, and open the chest that appears for another
|   LIPS OF ICE    |  ingredient: Lips of Ice! Well, two more disgusting items
|     ACQUIRED     |  left! Use Inferno on the ice wall to get out of here, and
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  back to the central chamber. Now, there's a couple of new
                      things to notice in the northwest part. There's a clover
which you can dig up and Bloom for 30 Praise (instead of the usual 5, wow), and
a peculiar flower. Hop into it, and press A when it's about to thrust up to
spring up to the second floor, so you don't have to get up there the long way!

Use the power spring to get up to the third floor, and take the nearby door to
arrive where that bridge was. Use Rejuvenation to restore the bridge, and cross
it. Use Inferno to melt the ice, and continue into the next room, where a Devil
Gate is featured. Enter it and another new enemy will show itself! It's Fire
Eye, and it's basically the same as Ice Mouth, except with fire. You can use
Galestorm to blow away its flames immediately, and is also used as its Floral
Finisher. You'll also fight an Ice Mouth. Once the Gate 
is cleared, another chest shows itself! Open it for        +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
another ingredient, the Eyeball of Fire! Use Inferno to    | EYEBALL OF FIRE  |
melt the ice ahead, and enter the next room. There's a     |     ACQUIRED     |
bunch of iced chests here, but you can't do anything to    +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
them yet. So, pick up the Exorcising Arrow, head back to
the central chamber, and walk around to Lockjaw. Unlock it and head through.

Yeah, you might have heard Orochi roar as you returned to the central chamber.
Well, that's a sign that he's very hungry and getting very impatient about his
meal...so we need to hurry. Anyway, past that Lockjaw is a room of sand. 
There's a high ledge with a clover, so get on top of one of the sand piles and
wall jump up to it. Follow the sand until you reach another eye guard. Power
Slash it to briefly reveal an invisible path. If you need to see it again, just
use Galestorm. At the other side, you'll find a clover. Dig it up and Bloom,
then get sucked into the hole right by it. Follow the path up to a chest. Open
it for a Pearl, then use a Cherry Bomb on the crack to return right where you
left off. Continue along to a room with a chest. Open it for the Moon Cave Map!
Finally. Now head back to that stone sphere, and headbutt it along to the end,
so it can rest on the switch, turning on the flame spheres in the Moon Cave.
Enter the door.

Back at the central chamber... Go upstairs to see an Imp Merchant! You can also
use Inferno on the iced chest for an Incense Burner. Sell and buy some stuff if
you want to, and Vine up to the fifth floor. Follow the path and stop at the
gap. Use Galestorm to blow some scrolls up, and cross those. There's a cannon
here...use Inferno on its fuse, and time it so that it fires to the northeast.
If done correctly, part of the wall over there breaks apart, revealing a new
room! Head back over there and enter. In this new hall, you may be assaulted by
a Black Imp. Take him down and continue.

You'll see a flaming sphere. Use Galestorm to blow it off its perch, and move
it along the hall using Galestorm. Once it's at the end, use the sphere as a
source for Inferno, and melt the two iced chests for Holy Bone M and a 
Lacquerware Set. Now melt the ice blocking the way, and take it to immediately
                      find a Devil Gate. Clear it and open the chest for the
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  final ingredient, the Black Demon Horn. Awesome, we got
| BLACK DEMON HORN |  all of them! Now, before sending the ingredients to that
|     ACQUIRED     |  cook, let's catch up on a couple of things. First of all,
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  remember that room with the iced chests you had to 
                      ignore? Well, return to it now to find a fire source you
couldn't use before. Melt the chests for an Exorcism Slip L, a Bull Horn, and
a Steel Fist Sake. Now return to the central chamber. Remember that clover and
that spring flower on the first floor? Well, now there's a lone chest and an
iced chest. Open the lone chest for a Kutani Pottery treasure, and use Inferno
on the iced chest for a Golden Peach. Now, there's another block of ice nearby,
this one blocking a power spring. Use Inferno on it, and use the power spring
to take you up to a hidden ledge. Open the chest for a Crystal treasure. Now
head back to the kitchen!

Hand those ingredients to the cook, and the appetizer will be ready, the 
Dungheap Slimebucket Goulash!...Eugh. Well, he tells us to go ring the 
epicurean bell, so head into the central chamber, approach the bell, and tackle
it in mid-air to ring it. Ring it seven more times, and the appetizer will be 
taken directly up to where Orochi is, and the elevator will go back down. Well, 
since that barrier to his lair is opened, talk to the Imp working the elevator 
to convince him to take you up to Orochi. At the top, you can find another Imp
Merchant behind you, so stock up on supplies...you might need a lot of Holy
Bones for this. Now head up, pass the Golden Gate, and you will eventually be
able to look over Orochi's lair. Kushi is laying below a bell down there! Ammy
will rush toward her, but will be stopped. That structure where the bell was is
actually Orochi's body! Looks like it's time for battle! Ammy will rip off the
mask, and get ready for combat!

It seems the Thunder Brew didn't really work...try attacking him with Power
Slash and it does no good. He has a protective barrier around him! How do we
penetrate it? Just as Orochi is about to gobble down Kushi, Susano appears to
stop him. All right! He's finally come to his senses! Orochi confronts him, and
tempts Susano with the power to rule over all the land, like any normal devil
does. Susano responds that he shall...NOT recite the prayer, and promptly 
pierces Orochi's barrier with his sword. Ho--How did Susano get that power!? I
thought he was a normal human? Ammy looks to her side and finds...8 
Purification Sake? That's the sake that was used to defeat Orochi long ago...I
think we have a chance now! I think the gods may have bestowed us this gift! 
Let's start the battle! Make sure you upgraded those Life Beads with a Gold 
Dust!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
(  BOSS |       |     )                                       \
 )~~~~~~        |    (                                         \
(        Orochi |     )                                         \
 )--------------     (                                           \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
| First, I'll detail Orochi's attacks. The head with the red helm |
|  deals with fire attacks. Use Galestorm to blow away the fire.  |
|  The head with the yellow helm delivers earthquake attacks by   |
|   slamming onto the ground. Hit it once to get it from being    |
|  dizzy. Basically, just avoid the quakes that follow you. The   |
|   head with the purple helm attacks with lingering poison gas   |
|  that follows you. Galestorm is recommended. The head with the  |
|  white helm attacks with beams of light. Just avoid the beams.  |
|   The head with the lightning helm delivers...well, lightning   |
| attacks. It seems to lose track of you after attacking, so hit  |
| it to get its attention. The head with the blue helm floods the |
| place and sinks its head into the water. Use the lilypads that  |
| approach and hit him once to un-flood the place. The head with  |
| the green helm attacks with a whirlwind. Just use Galestorm to  |
|   blow it away. Finally, the head with the black helm attacks   |
| with darkness, spawning poisoned Giant Buds. If you don't Bloom |
|  them away, they'll spit out dark energy that will engulf you   |
| and suck dry your Ink, making you unable to use your Celestial  |
|                        Brush for a time.                        |
|                                                                 |
| Now that attacks are covered, it's time for how to defeat him.  |
| First job on our agenda is to intoxicate all the heads. You may |
|  noticed that the head that's attacking you roars right after.  |
| Well, use Waterspout to send the Sake over to the open mouth to |
| intoxicate the head. Do this twice for three heads so they all  |
|   collapse. You are free to climb onto Orochi's body at this    |
| point and attack the bell as much as possible. It helps to use  |
|  the Life Beads as a sub and attack in mid-air. In fact, it is  |
|   highly recommended you do. After the bell is destroyed, the   |
| barrier that surrounded Orochi is gone! Now it's just a matter  |
| of intoxicating each head and attacking them when they're down! |
|  Yes, each head has its own health bar. Word of warning though, |
|   Orochi uses his other heads that you're not focusing on to    |
| attack you, so be careful when attacking. Eventually, fireballs |
|  will also rain down. Give it all you've got here, he's on the  |
|                             ropes!                              |
|                                                                 |
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

After your part is done, Susano will rush in and finish the job. He calls upon
the moon to empower him to defeat Orochi, so use Crescent to bring out the 
moon! Susano's sword will glow gold, and will have the ability to slay Orochi!
                      Help him out by using Power Slashes to hack and slash 
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  apart Orochi. Once at the last one...he does it by 
|    TSUMUGARI     |  himself. He cuts the last neck right in half! Holy
|     ACQUIRED     |  crap, Susano! After the touching reunion with Susano and 
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Kushi, a Glaive called Tsumugari appears! Congrats, you
                      have a new weapon!

And so it came to pass that, 100 years after its first defeat, the dreadful 
Orochi succumbed to Amaterasu and Susano's onslaught. As the foul breath left
Orochi's twisted body, the curse lifting, a powerful sword known as Tsumugari
appeared. It was the reborn form of Tsukuyomi, which had been consumed by 
Orochi. Armed with this new blade, Amaterasu prepared for further adventure. At
that moment, a mysterious evil force emerged from Orochi's corpse, splitting
off in all directions and flying off into the distant sky. At that time, no one
had any inkling as to just what that force was. The truth is, the real calamity
and chaos had yet to visit the world. But for the time being, Kamiki found 
itself enjoying a new era of peace. Our story, however, is far from over. In
fact, it is just beginning...

???: At last... At last the time has come. The unseverable bonds between heaven
 and earth... Waka, the situation has grown urgent. You must return to the city
 at once.

Waka: Trés bien! Amaterasu... You may have slain Orochi this time, but do not
 assume it will be so easy the next.

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(O)                                  RECAP                                  (O)
|Ż|=========================================================================|Ż|
| |         Divine Instruments         | Brush Techniques |   Stray Beads   | |
| |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ| |
| |----------------                    | Sunrise          | #1, #2, #3, #4  | |
| | Reflectors     |                   | Rejuvenation     | #5, #6, #7, #8  | |
| |----------------    _               | Power Slash      |  #11, #12, #13  | |
| | Divine Retribution | Snarling Beast| Cherry Bomb      |  #14, #15, #16  | |
| | Infinity Judge     | ???           | Bloom            |  #17, #18. #19  | |
| | ???                |               | Water Lily       |  #20, #21, #22  | |
| |                    Ż               | Vine             |  #23, #24, #25  | |
| |----------------                    | Waterspout       |  #27, #28, #29  | |
| | Rosaries       |                   | Crescent         |  #30, #31, #32  | |
| |----------------_                   | Galestorm        |    #33, #34     | |
| | Devout Beads   | Life Beads        | Inferno          |                 | |
| | ???            | ???               | ???              |                 | |
| | ???            |                   | ???              |                 | |
| |                Ż                   | ???              |                 | |
| |----------------                    | ???              |                 | |
| | Glaives        |                   |                  |                 | |
| |----------------   _                |                  |                 | |
| | Tsumugari         | ???            |                  |                 | |
| | ???               | ???            |                  |                 | |
| | ???               |                |                  |                 | |
| |                   Ż                |                  |                 | |
| |-------------------------------------------------------|                 | |
| |             Animal Tome             | Holy Artifacts  |                 | |
| |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|                 | |
| | Sparrow     (100%) | Fox     ( 22%) |Peace Bell    [ ]|                 | |
| | Chicken     (100%) | Raccoon ( 28%) |Wood Mat      [ ]|                 | |
| | Dog         ( 58%) | Horse   ( 54%) |Gold Lucky Cat[ ]|                 | |
| | Hare        ( 38%) | Tiger   ( 66%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | Boar        ( 50%) | Mouse   (100%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | Boar Piglet ( 38%) | ???     (  0%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | Monkey      ( 31%) | ???     (  0%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | Pig         ( 45%) | ???     (  0%) |                 |                 | |
| | Deer        ( 87%) | ???     (  0%) |                 |                 | |
| | Nightingale ( 55%) | ???     (  0%) |                 |                 | |
| |-------------------------------------------------------------------------| |
| |               Total Sun Fragments Collected:  5 out of 15               | |
| |_________________________________________________________________________| |
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(                         T H E  S I C K L Y  C I T Y                         )
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Well, Orochi is defeated and Kamiki is having its festival. There's not much I
can say...you can explore Kamiki Village and talk to all the residents having
fun, you can head over to Sakuya and talk to her, and you can head to the end
of the Cave of Nagi to find Susano and Kushi spending a private moment 
together. After talking to everyone (and I mean everyone), Issun will mention
that we don't need to slack off any longer, and find the rest of the brush 
gods. There may be more at the capital city, so that's our cue to leave. At
Shinshu Field, Sakuya will arrive and speak to you. She says that she saw the
black swirl that left Orochi's body, and sensed another evil at work...so it
seems Orochi wasn't the main bad guy? Issun marks where we need to go to 
explore the rest of Nippon, so let's head that way! However, you can race Ida
for more Praise, and visit the Nameless Man for another vase. You can take it
to the altar inside the blown-up wall by the cat statue just along the path.
After that, just use the Mermaid Spring to warp to Taka Pass, then head west
until you reach the City Checkpoint.


+--------------------------------+
| City Checkpoint                |
|================================+----------------+
| Items acquired |  Animals fed  | Treasure found |
|----------------|---------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #36 |7% Boar Piglet | Dragon Statue  |
| Stray Bead #37 |25% Nightingale|   Bull Horn    |
| Stray Bead #38 |  29% Raccoon  |                |
| Stray Bead #39 |   18% Horse   |                |
|Travel Guide #13|               |                |
|Exorcism Slip S |               |                |
+-------------------------------------------------+

Welcome to the City Checkpoint. This is the border that seperates Eastern 
Nippon from Western Nippon. Surprisingly enough, this simple "border" is a 
whole new area of its own. Head on forward, saving at the Ultimate Origin 
Mirror, and buying some things from the Merchant if you wish. There's also some
Nightingales nearby within some grass and by a rock that you can feed. Now, 
                      move to the south and head down the ramps. At the bottom,
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  look for a treasure chest. Open it for a new Travel
| TRAVEL GUIDE #13 |  Guide! Now keep heading south along the river. Eventually
|     ACQUIRED     |  you will see some Boar Piglets. Feed them. Keep going to
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  see the waterfall here. Swim through it to find a hidden
                      cave with a clover! Dig and Bloom, and exit the cave,
continuing south. No sooner, you see a burning chest.
Open it with the help of Waterspout for a Stray Bead!      +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
Keep going to spot Raccoons. Feed them. Continue on and    |  STRAY BEAD #37  |
you'll see a clover at the end. Dig and Bloom, head back   |     ACQUIRED     |
to the drawbridge. Talk to the slim archer, named Yoichi.  +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
He's such a great archer that he can fire arrows right
into the cannon on the other side of the river. Nice! ...We could use that. As
soon as he fires an arrow, use Inferno to light it up. When it lands into the
cannon, all the gunpowder will explode, creating a lot of chaos, and eventually
lowering the drawbridge. Now we can cross it!

Start crossing the bridge but stop at the middle and look up around the sky for
a Konohana Blossom. Vine up to it, then vine along them until you're above a
flat rock pillar and drop down to it. Open the chest for a Dragon Statue. Now
keep Vining along the Blossoms southward. I recommend using an Inkfinity Stone.
At the end, you'll fall onto a rock pillar with a chest surrounded by torches.
                      Open the chest for another Stray Bead! Now just make your
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  way back to the drawbridge, and make it fully across this
|  STRAY BEAD #39  |  time. Now, we can't just leave this mess here and head
|     ACQUIRED     |  straight to Ryoshima now, can we? Nah. So, spot all the
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  cursed patches of grass and use Bloom to rejuvenate the
                      trees, flora, and fauna that were there too, all for a 
total of 120 Praise. Wow! Anyway, there's some Horses and Nightingales you can
feed here as well. (The Nightingales are found only at day.) There's a clover
to dig up and Bloom as well. Now for the obligatory dig spots...and here they
are. Pretty thankful for Crescent, aren't ya?

- Behind the merchant.
- By some Raccoons at the southern shore along the river.
- At the end of the southern shore along the river, between two bushes.
- By a rock south of the path on the west side of the river.

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  The treasures are, in order...Bull Horn, Exorcism Slip S,
| TWO STRAY BEADS  |  Stray Bead, and Stray Bead. Now that you've gotten those,
|     ACQUIRED     |  you can head back to the Merchant and stock up if you
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  need to, and head west to Ryoshima Coast.


+--------------------------------+
| Ryoshima Coast                 |
|================================+----------------+
| Items acquired |  Animals fed  | Treasure found |
|----------------|---------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #42 |    18% Dog    |  Glass Beads   |
| Stray Bead #43 |   12% Hare    | Coral Fragment |
| Stray Bead #44 |6% Boar Piglet | Dragonfly Bead |
|  Sun Fragment  |  14% Monkey   | Coral Fragment |
|  Holy Bone S   |    9% Pig     | Dragonfly Bead |
|  Holy Bone M   |20% Nightingale|     Pearl      |
|  Holy Bone L   |    39% Fox    | Dragonfly Bead |
|  Mermaid Coin  |   28% Horse   |     Pearl      |
|Exorcism Slip S |    18% Cat    |    Crystal     |
|  Holy Bone S   |    66% Cow    |      Vase      |
|Traveler's Charm|               |    Crystal     |
|Steel Soul Sake |               |    Crystal     |
|Exorcism Slip S |               |                |
| Vengeance Slip |               |                |
+-------------------------------------------------+

Aw man, Ryoshima is covered in a cursed zone as well! Looks like we have to
find another Guardian Sapling around here... Move forward, save, and take the
path north along the side of the Ankoku Temple. Eventually you'll come across a
new enemy, the Headless Guardian. This is basically a re-model of a Red Imp.
Has the same attacks and mannerisms and its Floral Finisher is Cherry Bomb. 
Yep, Cherry Bomb. It's pretty hard to hit with. After the battle, continue 
north until you arrive at a glowing crack in the wall. Blow it up to reveal an 
"underground" pond. Use Waterspout on the pond to the dried-up one below to 
restore it, climb up, and you will see another dried pond. Waterspout again. 
Keep climbing until you see a withered Guardian Sapling surrounded by a dried 
pond. Waterspout once again and the Guardian Sapling will grow. Now simply use 
Bloom on it, and Ryoshima will be restored to normalcy!

50 Praise as well! Now we're talking! This place has such good music as well,
let's stay here and take in the sights...among other things. Right where you
are, there may be some Nightingales. Feed them. Now start backtracking the way
you got up here. Back where you entered the underground pond, look towards the
alcove nearby to find a hard dig spot and some Cows. Feed the Cows herbs, but
forget the dig spot for now, since we can't dig through that yet. Now keep
following the path, and take a left at the red Demon Scroll. You should see a
tunnel and a clover to dig up. The tunnel actually leads back to Agata Forest.
In fact, head through it just so you can open it up, then return to Ryoshima.

Drop down to the lake nearby. There's a clover on the little island with the
cat statue there. After that, you can exit using the power spring, and move to
the Origin Mirror and towards the City Checkpoint to find Dogs. Feed them, then
save. Now approach the front of the Ankoku Temple. There's some Foxes you can
feed. Something else of interest up here is the large bell. Ring it five times
with mid-air tackles and a Holy Bone S will fall out. Ring it five more times
and a Holy Bone M will fall out. Ring it five more times and a Holy Bone L will
pop out. Yay for free health items! Head up to the Temple itself and look on
the ledges of the temple to find some Cats to feed! Finally we use the Fish
Feedbags! Head back to the Origin Mirror and follow the path along the cliff 
edge. You'll see a path branching off to the Moon Turret, a tall platform where
you can look out to the sea. There's a clover on this little path, along with
some Foxes to feed. Keep heading west along the cliff edge while looking to the
right. When you spot three trees, approach them to see some Hares. Feed them.

Head down to the beach now to see a Merchant. Stock up on things, especially
Fish Feedbags. You may need 15 of them. Now, follow the beach beside the ramp
that leads back up to the Ankoku Temple to find some Monkeys! Feed them. Keep
heading along the beach until you see an Iron rock. Ignore it and swim out onto
the water to spot a big shell. Power Slash it and a Glass Beads will appear
from it. May be good to spawn a Water Lily so you don't drown. Swim south and
through the arch to spot another shell underwater. Create a lilypad, and Power
Slash the shell for a Mermaid Coin. Keep swimming eastward along the cliff face
to spot many other shells. Power Slash them for a Coral Fragment, a Dragonfly
Bead, and an Exorcism Slip S. Now use the power spring to get back up to solid
ground, save, and rush back to the Merchant.

Now, see the trees and greenery by the Merchant? Well, there's three cursed
patches here, so use Bloom on them to rejuvenate the area, for a total of 45 
Praise. Each patch also hid some animals, which are two Boar Piglets, and a 
Pig. Feed them. There's also an Animal Lover nearby. Talking to him reveals
that he's missing his pet, Inaba. It's a Hare with special markings on it. Head
back to the Merchant and follow the beach west while watching the coast to spot
some clamshells. Power Slash them open for a Holy Bone S, a Coral Fragment, a
Traveler's Charm, and a Dragonfly Bead. Now get on the large stone pier and
drop off the other side to find a clover and another clamshell that contains a
Pearl. How natural... You'll have to swim around the pier to get back up onto
it.

Once you do, head towards the end to find some Cats to feed. Also open the 
chest for another Dragonfly Bead. Now head north towards land to encounter a
new enemy, the Ubume. It's similar to the Crow Tengu, except when it blocks
with its umbrella, use Galestorm instead of Power Slash to make it vulnerable.
Keep moving. Approach the Sei-an City gate and open the chest for a Steel Soul
Sake. Pass the gate and get on the lower ledge on the right of the path to find
some Cows to feed. After that, head back outside the gate, and look to your
left to find a Devil Gate. Clear it for 30 Praise and a group of Hares to feed!
Now, within this group is a Hare with some black fur on it. This is Inaba. Feed
it seperately, then pick it up with C and carry it back to the Animal Lover.
                      You'll get 20 Praise for helping him find his pet, and he
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  will also give you a Stray Bead! Yay! Head back where you
|  STRAY BEAD #42  |  were before you picked up Inaba, and continue west. You
|     ACQUIRED     |  will see the gate to North Ryoshima Coast, but you can't
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  go there yet. Instead, feed the Horses here and clear the
                      Devil Gate for 30 Praise and a Mermaid Spring restored!
Now, I know we're supposed to go to Sei-an City, but start backtracking and you
may notice an island with a building on it a bit far from shore near the Animal 
Lover. Well, that's the Dojo for this area, so make your way over there with 
the help of lilypads. Before getting on it though, swim around it until you 
find a crack in the wall. Make a lilypad against the crack, and stand on 
another pad, and use Cherry Bomb to blow open the crack. Head in there and open
the clamshell with Power Slash for a Pearl. Exit this small cave and get on the
island now.

Open the chest for an Exorcism Slip S, and climb up. By the Dojo's front door
are some Monkeys around some hard ground. Feed them, then enter the Dojo. 
There's a whole new set of techniques to learn now, but I highly recommend Holy
Eagle and Digging Champ. Holy Eagle is needed to progress in the game, and 
Digging Champ will help you with a few important items. If you have any 
leftover money, buy whatever else you can afford. Exit the Dojo after you have
done your business. Now, see the hard ground by those Monkeys? Well, you can
dig into that now, including any raised pieces of ground that have glowing 
                      cracks on them. Dig up the chest there and open it for a
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Stray Bead! Yeah! Now see the platform here? Use Holy
|  STRAY BEAD #43  |  Eagle (will refer to it as a simple double jump from now
|     ACQUIRED     |  on) to get up there, and open the chest for a Crystal.
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Now swim back to shore, there's something very important
                      we can do now. Head all the way towards the path that
leads toward the Guardian Sapling, but stop once you reach that alcove with
Cows and that shining dig spot. Yep...dig that up to reveal a hole. Drop down
it.

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
(  BOSS |        |    )                                       \
 )~~~~~~         |   (                                         \
(  Bandit Spider |    )                                         \
 )--------------     (                                           \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|   This is basically the same as the Spider Queen, except with   |
|  quicker attacks, more health, and a different way to stun it.  |
| Instead of spawning an egg, it spawns a bomb. Detonate the bomb |
|    with Inferno to stun it, then connect three hooks on its     |
|  abdomen using Vine with the Konohana Blossoms to open it up.   |
|     After that, climb up to its weak spots and attack them.     |
|                                                                 |
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

                      For defeating the Bandit Spider, a chest appears. Open it
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  for a Sun Fragment! Use the light to exit. Now, if you're
|   SUN FRAGMENT   |  daring, you can re-enter the cave and attempt the Devil
|     ACQUIRED     |  Gate Challenge. This is one of three of the challenges
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  where you have to face 10 Devil Gates in a row. It's 
                      quite difficult actually. If you have the guts to try it,
make sure you have equipped Wood Mat, assuming you bought that from a while 
ago. That way, after each Devil Gate, you can have some respite and use the
Holy Artifact to restore health at the cost of some money. (Money can be easily
regained with these Devil Gate Challenges, so it's a great idea.) I'll tell you
the list of enemies encountered for each Devil Gate.

1st: 10 Green Imps, 6 Red Imps
2nd: 7 Red Imps, 3 Yellow Imps
3rd: 3 Dead Fish, 8 Red Imps
4th: 3 Bud Ogres, 9 Red Imps
5th: 3 Blue Imps, 8 Red Imps
6th: 3 Crow Tengus, 3 Dead Fish
7th: 6 Blue Imps, 3 Chimeras
8th: 3 Black Imps, 6 Red Imps
9th: 3 Fire Eyes, 3 Ice Mouths
10th: 10 Black Imps

                      As a reward for clearing all the Devil Gates, you get a
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Stray Bead! Phew, I bet your arm is really tired from
|  STRAY BEAD #44  |  that, huh? Anyway...exit the cave. A word of info, you
|     ACQUIRED     |  can actually head back and do these over again if you
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  wish for money. You don't get anything else, otherwise.
                      Now...for the dig spots. Yes, we'll get to Sei-an City
right after. Here they are.

- Behind the Ankoku Temple.
- Between the ramp and the cliff wall beside the stone pier.
- By the edge of the cliff near the Sei-an entrance, east of the pier.
- On the ledge where the Cows are, by Sei-an City's entrance.

And the treasures are, in order...Vase, Crystal, Vengeance Slip, Crystal. Phew.
Well, we're right by Sei-an...dig up and Bloom the clover nearby, and enter the
city that has a disgusting-looking air infesting it.


+--------------------------------+
| Sei-an City (Commoners' Qtrs.) |
|================================++
| Items acquired | Treasure found |
|----------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #46 | Incense Burner |
| Stray Bead #47 |   Bull Horn    |
|  Seven Strike  | Coral Fragment |
| Blinding Snow  |Lacquerware Set |
|   Marlin Rod   |    Crystal     |
|Herbal Medicine |                |
|    Charcoal    |                |
|Steel Fist Sake |                |
| Vengeance Slip |                |
|Exorcism Slip S |                |
|Steel Soul Sake |                |
|  Mermaid Coin  |                |
|Exorcism Slip L |                |
|  Holy Bone S   |                |
|Inkfinity Stone |                |
|Exorcism Slip M |                |
|  Gold Dust x2  |                |
+---------------------------------+

Ew, what's that horrible smell? Is it the green mist plaguing this city? It's
awful. It's also making other people sick and barely able to move. Anyway, you
can actually do some shopping here. Go to the Tool Dealer, (the one with the
colorful cat in front) and purchase Blinding Snow, Marlin Rod, Herbal Medicine,
and Charcoal. These will be for certain people in Sei-an and the Ryoshima 
                      region. Now approach the Weapon Dealer and purchase the
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Seven Strike Glaive, and his two Gold Dusts. Might as
|   SEVEN STRIKE   |  well equip your new weapon with a Gold Dust! Anyway, this
|     ACQUIRED     |  city is so bad off, that the whole western section is
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  covered in a cursed zone. Not to mention one of the
                      restaurants... We can still get some goodies though! The
waterways are completely drained, but there are lots of treasure chests in 
them. Starting from the west side, the treasures are...
Stray Bead, Steel Fist Sake, Vengeance Slip, Incense       +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
Burner, Exorcism Slip S, Bull Horn, Coral Fragment, Steel  |  STRAY BEAD #46  |
Soul Sake, Mermaid Coin, and Lacquerware Set. That sure    |     ACQUIRED     |
is a lot of stuff, huh? Anyway, since we're in the         +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
waterway already, head to the northwest corner to find
that they're working on digging for some water. Talk to the guy on the wooden
ramp a few times and agree to help him dig. Yep, it's another digging game!
Same rules apply. And again, it's better to have a visual representation, so
here's the link: http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/920500/47568

As a reward for finishing the game, well, the waterway gets filled with water
again! The city is still under heavy sickly mist, but at least we can solve the
problems one by one. We get 20 Praise from the guy as well! Anyway, time to
explore a bit more of the City. Head to the east side. See the big building on
the left? Get behind it and open the chest for an Exorcism Slip L. At the north
end, near the entrance to the Aristocratic Quarter, there's a chest in a corner
near the cursed zone that contains a Holy Bone S. Now enter Mr. Flower's house,
                      it's in the northeast corner. Inside, see the doors in
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  the middle? Knock them down to find a buried chest. Dig
|  STRAY BEAD #47  |  it up, and open it for a Stray Bead! Now, before heading
|     ACQUIRED     |  towards the Aristocratic Quarters, let's cover the dig
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  spots here.

- Between two houses on the east side.
- Behind Mr. Flower's house at the northeast side.
- Among three sets of tall grass west of the central path.

The treasures are, in order...Inkfinity Stone, Crystal, and Exorcism Slip M.
Now head north to the next area.


+--------------------------------+
| Sei-an City (Arist. Qtrs.)     |
|================================++
| Items acquired | Treasure found |
|----------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #51 |     Pearl      |
| Stray Bead #52 |    Crystal     |
|Travel Guide #14|    Crystal     |
|Exorcism Slip M | Incense Burner |
| Vengeance Slip |                |
|  Holy Bone S   |                |
|Exorcism Slip S |                |
|Steel Soul Sake |                |
|Exorcism Slip L |                |
+---------------------------------+

Cross the bridge here, and you'll find Benkei, a fisherman. Talk to him enough, 
and you'll help him out with fishing up the "Living Sword," after giving him 
that Blinding Snow fishing pole you bought a tiny bit ago. Yeah, it's another 
fishing game. Nothing changed at all, so have at it. After he's fished up the 
Cutlass Fish, he will raise the bridge, allowing access to the Aristocratic 
Quarter. So...head on to there, but you'll get stopped by Waka. Thankfully we 
don't get to fight him this time, he just gives us some advice, leaving us be. 
Head straight into Priestess Rao's building.

Why hello there, Priestess Rao! Nice to see you and your two melons. Uh...I 
didn't mean that! Anyway...after talking to her a bit, Issun tries to convince
her that Ammy is the one who fought Orochi, so when prompted, do a Brush 
Technique. It can be anything, from Galestorm, to Inferno, to Bloom, to Cherry
Bomb. After showing her your powers (...Ehehe...not that way), she'll want to
ask you for help on her quest, but she can't do anything without Prayer Slips,
                      which she lost. I guess we'll have to find those Prayer
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Slips for her! In the meantime, open the chests for an
| TRAVEL GUIDE #14 |  Exorcism Slip M and a new Travel Guide, then save at the
|     ACQUIRED     |  Origin Mirror. Head north through the door to actually
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  arrive at the Aristocratic Quarters. Nearby, you can find
                      Komuso. Talk to him to start a
battle. Finish it in 30 seconds or less to get 20 Praise   +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
and a Stray Bead! Anyway, head east towards the building.  |  STRAY BEAD #52  |
There's a treasure chest in an alcove that contains a      |     ACQUIRED     |
Vengeance Slip. Enter the house, open the chest for a      +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
Holy Bone S, and exit. Cross the bridge to the north side
and head east. Approach the house to your left and find a chest. Open it for an
Exorcism Slip S. Enter the house and open the chest for a Steel Soul Sake. Now
look around for a place where green mist is rushing out. Head through there.
(It's to the east.)

Sneak towards the sentries to listen to what they're saying. One of them says
that the moment the Emporer became ill, a weird green mist started coming from
his room...is he the cause of the city falling to ruin? Christ...that's one
heck of an illness. They also mention a girl named Kaguya that's locked up in a
cell for no particular reason. Hm...approach the glowing spot in the far right
corner to spot...Rao's Prayer Slips! Perfect! Use C to pick them up, and take
them over to Rao. Since her only hope against monsters is to use those Prayer
Slips, she tells us of a darkness that befell Ryoshima Coast. She mentions a
sacred treasure that can enhance Queen Himiko's powers so she can do more than
just pray for her people and to silence the Water Dragon...so it looks like we
need to find it. She says that there's a sunken ship out there that might have
the treasure we're looking for, and asks us if we have seen it. Why, yes we
have, sweetie! This treasure is the Fox Rods. She asks if we will go to the
sunken ship with her, and help her find the treasure. Well sure we will, babe!
Let's just take care of some things before we head back out to Ryoshima.

Dig Spots!

- In the back right corner of the southeast house's yard.
- East of the entrance to Rao's headquarters between three lumps of grass.
- Behind the clocktower. (West of it.)
- From Rao, cross the bridge and look right, it's between three lumps of grass.
- In the front right corner of the northeast house's yard.

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  The treasures are, in order...Pearl, Crystal, Exorcism
|  STRAY BEAD #51  |  Slip L, Stray Bead, Crystal. Now, there's a chest in the
|     ACQUIRED     |  waterways, too. Power Slash it for an Incense Burner. Now
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  just head towards Ryoshima Coast.


+--------------------------------+
| Ryoshima Coast                 |
|================================++
| Items acquired | Treasure found |
|----------------|----------------|
|  Godly Charm   |  Glass Beads   |
|Exorcism Slip M |                |
+---------------------------------+

Approach the Moon Turret, which is the wooden platform south of the Ankoku 
Temple, and double jump onto it. After the scene, look up at the sky, and use
Crescent. Water will drain around the sunken ship, allowing you to walk on the
ocean floor there. Just head down there with the help of Water Lily. Now, 
before we enter the ship, which is that glowing spot in the side, let's wander 
around for some clamshells and chests. Be fast with this, as the water will 
fill back in when morning arrives. It might be a good idea to keep using 
Crescent every once in a while to keep night up. First, there's a dig spot 
north of the ship's entrance. Dig up the clamshell and open it for a Glass 
Beads. There's another dig spot behind the ship. Dig that up for a Godly Charm. 
Finally, a dig spot against the ship, east of the entrance. Dig it up for an 
Exorcism Slip M. Now enter the ship.


+--------------------------------+
| Sunken Ship                    |
|================================++
| Items acquired | Treasure found |
|----------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #57 | Monkey Statue  |
| Stray Bead #58 |   Bull Horn    |
|  Sun Fragment  |     Pearl      |
|Travel Guide #15|    Crystal     |
|  Holy Bone M   |Lacquerware Set |
|  Holy Bone S   |                |
+---------------------------------+

Well, fourth dungeon now, if you want to count it as a dungeon. I mean, there's
no end boss here...ANYWAY, welcome to the obligatory scary section of the game.
I mean, seriously, it seems every adventure game has to have a scary section,
doesn't it? Anyway, Issun points out an evil barrier, and then Busty Babe...uh,
no, that's not it. Uh...what's her name? Oh! Rao! She'll arrive, and after a
bit of talking, she'll ride on Ammy's back, Prayer Slips in hand. To use the
Prayer Slips, simply draw a line from her to the designated target. As 
practice, we use it to take down the door ahead. Anyway, save at the Origin
Mirror and head up the stairs after taking down the ghosts with Rao's Prayer
Slips.

In this new room, there's a ton of treasure chests! You may also hear some
distant laughter...creepy. Drop down and inspect the chests. Be careful though,
some of them are actually monsters disguised as chests that need to be taken
down with Prayer Slips. If you have a good-enough eye, you can tell these trap
chests apart by their more yellow-ish color. Anyway, the actual treasures here
are...Bull Horn, a new Travel Guide, and Holy Bone M. Head north slowly to find
a floating head with long hair that twitches...eugh. This is actually a ghostly
manifestation of the Spider Queen, and it's invulnerable to Prayer Slips. 
You'll have to go through it...but prepare for a scare. Head through the hall,
avoiding the spikes that protrude from the floor and walls (you can Power Slash
them to destroy them) until you reach the next room.

...There's a giant pile of bones in the middle. Approach it to fight a couple
of new enemies, Jiro and Saburo. These two crabs represent each end of a shark.
Jiro focuses on attacking with explosive urchins, while Saburo focuses on
flooding the arena. It's best to take out Saburo first, otherwise, the place
may flood and you'll have to face the combined form of the two crabs, named
Ichiro. After the battle, continue on through a hall where a Golden Gate is,
and take down the door with a Prayer Slip to find a room where starlight is
shining through. Dig up and Bloom the clover here, then look at the opening and
use Sunrise. This will flood part of the ship, so head back to that treasure
room. Along the way though, you meet Jiro and Saburo again, except this time
they automatically form into Ichiro. This demon shark can be stunned with
explosives (Power Slash the barrels) and then attacked from a distance. It'll
be a bit hard, but not impossible.

After the battle, return to that treasure room to find that you can reach the
rest of the room. Get on the floating barrel and double jump up. Open the chest
up here for a Holy Bone S, then pass through the Golden Gate before dropping
off the other side. There's a cannon here. To use it, place a Cherry Bomb on
the glowing spot. Here's the kicker though, to aim the cannon, you have to put
weight on either of its ends. Using this, make the cannon break down the three
marked spots on the wall to reveal chests and an Exorcising Arrow, which we
                      cannot grab yet. However, use double jump to climb up to
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  the chests and get a Pearl and a Sun Fragment! Now head
|   SUN FRAGMENT   |  down the flooded hall to the north. Take down the ghosts
|     ACQUIRED     |  with Prayer Slips as you follow the
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  hall. Watch the walls for alcoves    +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
                      though, as there's a chest in one    |  STRAY BEAD #57  |
of them that holds a Stray Bead! Keep going and a giant    |     ACQUIRED     |
hand will pop out, attempting to swipe at you. Jump into   +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
the nearby alcove to keep from its grasp, and open the
chest while you're here for a Crystal. Keep going to find a huge room. There's
a giant...mass underwater, so let's avoid it. Head upstairs quickly while
avoiding giant hand swipes from that mass. When you're safe at a corner with a
rope connecting a barrel, Power Slash the rope to make the barrel fall. Now,
get on it, and roll the barrel along the water until it connects with the 
hooks. Double jump or wall jump from it and open the chest for a Monkey Statue.
Now get back on that upper path, and cross it quickly until you're safe again.

Follow the hall until you're back where the light is shining through. Use
Crescent to make the water recede, then use the barrel here to get back to that
large room. See the spiked barrels next to that giant mass? Well, you can roll
those barrels onto the mass monster to give it a painful exorcism, resulting in 
50 Praise! Now head back to where the cannon was, grab the Exorcising Arrow,
and show it to the Lockjaw nearby to make it vanish. Follow the stairs, and get
rid of the door to unleash Crimson Helm's spirit. It acts the same as the
Spider Queen spirit did, so the worst that will happen is for your movement to
be hindered. Head up to the top to spot the REAL treasure room! There's also
                      some trap chests here as well. Open the real chests for
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  a Lacquerware Set, a Stray Bead, and...a Lucky Mallet?
|  STRAY BEAD #58  |  I don't think that's what we were looking for. Whatever,
|     ACQUIRED     |  at least this was a fun trip, what with two melons on
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  legs riding us. Time to leave this Ship. Once you have
                      exited, the water will fill back up, and Ammy will start 
swimming back towards shore...but something's amiss...oh crap, the Water 
Dragon? Of all times! Rao seems to know how to escape though, as she jumped
across water like it was nothing... What the hell, Rao? Way to leave us behind!
Time to rush to shore! If you can make it, congrats! It's a tough job that
requires clever use of Water Lily. If you didn't and the Water Dragon ate you
up...well, no problem there either, since you'll apparently be spit out and get
washed up on shore. Either way, return back to Sei-an City, Aristocratic 
Quarter, to be precise. Follow the Lucky Mallet all the way to a crack in the
wall, clear where you found Rao's Prayer Slips. Prepare to get hammered...

WOAH MAN, this is trippy! We're like...smaller than ants now! That's like, 
totally cool man. This is also totally the start of a new actual dungeon too!
This is so awesome, dude!


+--------------------------------+
| Imperial Palace                |
|================================+--------------------+
| Items acquired | Abilities learned | Treasure found |
|----------------|-------------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #59 |   Veil of Mist    | Rooster Statue |
|  Holy Bone S   |     Mist Warp     |     Pearl      |
|  Godly Charm   |                   |    Crystal     |
|Traveler's Charm|                   |   Bull Horn    |
|Exorcism Slip S |                   |Lacquerware Set |
|  Golden Peach  |                   |                |
|Inkfinity Stone |                   |                |
|Exorcism Slip M |                   |                |
| Vengeance Slip |                   |                |
| Exorcism Beads |                   |                |
|Travel Guide #16|                   |                |
+-----------------------------------------------------+

This place looks really weird, being the size of a dust mite and all. And hey,
we can finally see what Issun actually looks like! In this dungeon, he'll ride
on Ammy's back, and can open locked chests by drawing a line from him to the
chest. You'll test it out on the nearby one and grab a Holy Bone S in the 
process. He also mentions to not send him towards monsters...we'll see, Issun,
we'll see. Head on forward, being careful not to get stepped on, and save at
the Origin Mirror. Keep going, passing under something, and you'll be shown a
creepy-looking Blocking Spider. These things block certain pathways, but 
thankfully this one is chained to somewhere, so he can't block our path here.
Keep going, jump over the foot there, and keep jumping along the stones.

Eventually, you'll hear a girl crying. Issun will tell you to ignore her for
now so that we don't attract attention. Head forward, open the locked package
for a Godly Charm, and open the chest for a Traveler's Charm. Keep going and
you will fight a new enemy, Thunder Doom Mirror. It's the same as the other
wheel enemies, except with electricity. Galestorm can get rid of its 
electricity, then simply hack away at it until it's gone. Power Slash is its
Floral Finisher. Continue on through the Golden Gate to come to a big walkway.
Now, there's some alcoves here, notably a glowing crack that is flooding like a
river. Jump to it, blow it open with Cherry Bomb, and open the chest inside for
an Exorcism Slip S. Head back to the walkway.

There's a higher up alcove closer to the guy brooming, but it's really high. To
get up there, get on the foot of one of the guys that keeps stomping around, 
and use it as leverage to double jump up there. Grab the Exorcising Arrow, and
blow up the wall with a Cherry Bomb. Open the chest inside for a Golden Peach.
Back to the walkway...you can't get past the broom, since the guy using it
always seems to move the broom in front of you, so backtrack. Along the way,
that girl will hear your movements and will try to talk to you. Turns out this
gal is another beauty as well. Her grandfather is Mr. Bamboo from Kusa Village.
After Issun promises that she'll be set free, we'll gain control again, so keep
backtracking until you reach the Origin Mirror, and look around for a Lockjaw.
Remove it from the premises, and continue on past it. At the end is a glowing
crack in the floor. Use Cherry Bomb to blow it up, and fall down the hole.

In this chamber is the home of some Platform Spiders. Climb onto the first one
to get carried to a ledge with a clover. Dig and Bloom it. Now move along the
ledges until you see some mushrooms. Climb them, then get on the yellow 
Platform Spider. This one crawls down as soon as you step on it, so double jump
onto the ledge above. Climb some more, and dig up and Bloom the clover here.
Use the Platform Spiders to move to the ledge on the other side, where another
clover awaits! Dig and Bloom, then drop to the bottom. Find the glowing crack,
blow it open with Cherry Bomb, and enter.

Inside is a giant hanging flask. Well...giant from our perspective. A Blocking
Spider will come down, preventing our way out. Cut the rope that's holding the
flask with Power Slash to make it drop onto the floor. There's a weird mist
coming from it too...but this mist seems surprisingly refreshing. Enter it.
Man...this mist seems so comforting...like time is frozen when exposed to this.
Maybe we could use this mist somehow? Use Galestorm when inside to blow out all
the mist, including ourselves. Afterwards, a constellation appears. YES, 
ALRIGHT! Fill in the missing stars, and Kasugami, a drunken lamb, will bestow
upon you a new power: Veil of Mist!

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        ( !!Brush Technique Learned!! )
                         |______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______|
                         |      | Veil of Mist |     |
                        /        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       \
                        |   Use the brush to draw a   |
                        |  pair of horizontal lines   |
                        |    to slow time briefly.    |
                        -------------------------------

Draw the mark that's on the flask, which is two horizontal lines, to use this
time-freezing ability! Now you can pass through things like...Blocking Spiders
and brooms! Use your new ability to pass by the Blocking Spider. Back outside,
you'll encounter Wind Doom Mirror. This is basically an insanely fast wheel
enemy that can only be taken down with the help of Veil of Mist. That's its
Floral Finisher, as well. Backtrack all the way back to the brooming guy after
the battle, and use Veil of Mist to pass by it. Use it again to pass by the 
next broom, and head through the dirt tunnel. Pass the Golden Gate, cross the
bamboo bridge, and open the locked package for an Inkfinity Stone. Use 
Waterspout to fill the bamboo sound maker, and cross it while it's emptying.
Do the same for the other sound maker, and you'll eventually enter the 
Emperor's room after climbing up using a Platform Spider.

It seems the Emperor IS the cause of this funky mist. Before doing anything
though, go around here and take down enemies if you wish, then start using the
Platform Spiders to climb up. Eventually you'll wind up in the rafters. Head
west from the Golden Gate, pass the first swinging Blocking Spider, and go 
north past another. Open the chest for the Imperial Palace Map. Uh...not much
use for that since we've already explored every room, but eh. Continue west.
There's a locked package on the other side of the webbing. Use Issun to open 
it, getting you an Exorcism Slip M. Return to the Golden Gate and head south
this time, past two Blocking Spiders and two Platform Spiders that move fast
when you're on them. Move west when you're on the other side. There's another
chained package behind webbing, get the Vengeance Slip from it. Now, move north
past the fast Blocking Spiders (Veil of Mist time!) and you will be right below
the Emperor. Well, time for something disgusting. Jump into his mouth!

Phew...dang man, we've been through a LOT, and I mean a LOT, but never inside
a human! Issun points out the dangly thing there, and if we tickled it, we'd
get sneezed out. But first, to take care of business. Head down the throat to
eventually arrive at the stomach's opening. First though, save at the Origin
Mirror, which is weirdly-placed, to be honest. Now enter through the opening.
Yes, we're going in, Issun! Head down the veiny esophagus until we're 
overlooking the stomach. Drop down. There's...a sword in the middle? An evil
starts forming in the disgusting mist...armor forms around it...it grabs the
sword, named Goldnail...and the armor speaks to us. Time to fight this Blight!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
(  BOSS |       |    )                                        \
 )~~~~~~        |   (                                          \
(        Blight |    )                                          \
 )--------------    (                                            \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|   Blight isn't too threatening. He just has two attacks and a   |
| quick teleport move. His first attack is a quick slash. When he |
| readies his sword, just jump his attack, as it's really quick.  |
| His second attack is sending out a bunch of swords that home in |
|  on you, including Goldnail. Whenever he teleports, he shakes.  |
|  The objective is to knock Goldnail out of Blight's hands and   |
| then attack that sword. There are two ways to do this. One way, |
| is to wait until he readies his quick draw (first attack), then |
|   use Veil of Mist to slow him down. Dodge his slash and then   |
| attack him then to make him drop Goldnail. The other way, is to |
|   wait for his multi-sword homing attack, and Power Slash the   |
|   blue glowing sword, which is Goldnail. Either way, once the   |
|  sword is down, attack it ferociously. Be cautious though, as   |
|    Goldnail will send out shockwaves before it heads back to    |
|    Blight. Just repeat this process until Blight's defeated.    |
|                                                                 |
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Blight, a disease residing within the Emperor's body and born of the intense
hatred and evil of the cursed sword Goldnail, was the source of the acrid mist
that had plagued the capital's citizenry. But even a creature so despicable and
full of hatred was no match for our intrepid heroes Amaterasu and Issun. 
Blight's defeat brought with it a lifting of the acrid fog. The Emperor, now
freed of evil's influence, returned to normal. Amaterasu and the others had
earned a brief moment of respite. However, evil conspired to cut the tranquil
scene short. From Goldnail's defeated form rose the familiar blackness. The
spirit of evil and hatred that had resided within the sword, black as midnight
and deep as the sea, rose slowly skyward. Make no mistake... This was 
undoubtedly one of the foul spirits that dispersed from Orochi's broken body.
Quickly and steadily it rose. Then, it shot off toward the distant sea and over
the horizon. It moved with purpose, as if to rendezvous with a lost friend.
Amaterasu and the others had no time to rest. If they were truly to restore the
capital to its normal routine, they still had to deal with the threat of the
Water Dragon. This tale is far from over...

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Hey, you! Aren't you forgetting something? Yeah! We still 
|  EXORCISM BEADS  |  need to rescue Kaguya! The Emperor is still asleep too, 
|     ACQUIRED     |  but we have a better idea than just waking him up. Yep,
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  we get to control him! Novel idea, eh? Once you "gain
                      control" of the Emperor, move him to the right until you
reach Kaguya's cell. After Issun explains some things, Kaguya is freed. Issun
then tickles that dangly thing in the Emperor's throat to get us sneezed out.
Now for a victory howl to wake up the Emperor!

After saving, you get to speak with the Emperor. He mentions something about a
treasure that can help you cross seas of fire (lava?), then after some talk,
mentions that he collects Demon Fangs. Hm...! Checking what he has to offer, he
has a Fog Pot, which can allow you to transfer between Origin Mirrors; Thief's
Glove, which lets you use Issun to attack enemies and steal treasures from them
(draw a line from Ammy's nose to the enemy); and a Golden Ink Pot, which 
restores used ink pots much faster than normal. All of them sound really good,
and you should be able to afford them, assuming you've been using Floral 
Finishers on almost every enemy you come across. I had over 500 Demon Fangs at
this point, and that's more than enough for them. I recommend Fog Pot at least,
it'll make transportation a lot easier. For purchasing it, you learn a secret
brush technique!

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        ( !!Brush Technique Learned!! )
                         |______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______|
                         |      |  Mist Warp   |     |
                        /        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       \
                        |   Draw an X symbol on an    |
                        |   Ultimate Origin Mirror    |
                        |     using Veil of Mist.     |
                        -------------------------------

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  The above tells you how to do it, but a chest revealing a 
| TRAVEL GUIDE #16 |  Travel Guide that explains the tech further appears. You
|     ACQUIRED     |  can buy anything else you may need from the Emperor as
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  well. Now, before leaving, open the chest that you see
                      past the roll-up mosquito net for a Rooster Statue. Now
exit the Emperor's room and look around the Palace here (it's not so big now,
is it?) for five buried treasure chests! Dig them all up
and open them for a Pearl, a Crystal, a Bull Horn, a       +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
Lacquerware Set, and a Stray Bead! Alright, let's head     |  STRAY BEAD #59  |
out of here, back to the actual City.                      |     ACQUIRED     |
                                                           +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
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(O)                                  RECAP                                  (O)
|Ż|=========================================================================|Ż|
| |         Divine Instruments         | Brush Techniques |   Stray Beads   | |
| |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ| |
| |----------------                    | Sunrise          | #1, #2, #3, #4  | |
| | Reflectors     |                   | Rejuvenation     | #5, #6, #7, #8  | |
| |----------------    _               | Power Slash      |  #11, #12, #13  | |
| | Divine Retribution | Snarling Beast| Cherry Bomb      |  #14, #15, #16  | |
| | Infinity Judge     | ???           | Bloom            |  #17, #18. #19  | |
| | ???                |               | Water Lily       |  #20, #21, #22  | |
| |                    Ż               | Vine             |  #23, #24, #25  | |
| |----------------                    | Waterspout       |  #27, #28, #29  | |
| | Rosaries       |                   | Crescent         |  #30, #31, #32  | |
| |----------------_                   | Galestorm        |  #33, #34, #36  | |
| | Devout Beads   | Life Beads        | Inferno          |  #37, #38, #39  | |
| | Exorcism Beads | ???               | Veil of Mist     |  #42, #43, #44  | |
| | ???            |                   |  |- Mist Warp    |  #46, #47, #51  | |
| |                Ż                   | ???              |  #52, #57, #58  | |
| |----------------                    | ???              |       #59       | |
| | Glaives        |                   | ???              |                 | |
| |----------------   _                |                  |                 | |
| | Tsumugari         | Seven Strike   |                  |                 | |
| | ???               | ???            |                  |                 | |
| | ???               |                |                  |                 | |
| |                   Ż                |                  |                 | |
| |-------------------------------------------------------|                 | |
| |             Animal Tome             | Holy Artifacts  |                 | |
| |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|                 | |
| | Sparrow     (100%) | Fox     ( 61%) |Peace Bell    [ ]|                 | |
| | Chicken     (100%) | Raccoon ( 57%) |Gold Lucky Cat[ ]|                 | |
| | Dog         ( 76%) | Horse   (100%) |Thief's Glove [ ]|                 | |
| | Hare        ( 50%) | Tiger   ( 66%) |Wood Mat      [ ]|                 | |
| | Boar        ( 50%) | Mouse   (100%) |Golden Ink Pot[ ]|                 | |
| | Boar Piglet ( 51%) | Cat     ( 18%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | Monkey      ( 45%) | Cow     ( 66%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | Pig         ( 54%) | ???     (  0%) |                 |                 | |
| | Deer        ( 87%) | ???     (  0%) |                 |                 | |
| | Nightingale (100%) | ???     (  0%) |                 |                 | |
| |-------------------------------------------------------------------------| |
| |               Total Sun Fragments Collected:  7 out of 15               | |
| |_________________________________________________________________________| |
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After exiting the Imperial Palace, you'll find Kaguya! She says that she knows
nothing of her past, and is not even sure if Mr. Bamboo is her grandfather. Has
she suffered amnesia or something? She says that her memory slowly comes back,
and she remembers a Royal Crest in the earth in a grove of bamboo...Sasa 
Sanctuary? Yes! That's it! She leaves for Sasa. We have to follow her, but it
might be best to stick around the city for some other things.


+--------------------------------+
| Sei-an City (Arist. Qtrs.)     |
|================================++
| Items acquired | Treasure found |
|----------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #53 |  Sheep Statue  |
| Stray Bead #54 |     Pearl      |
| Stray Bead #55 |Lacquerware Set |
|Inkfinity Stone |    Crystal     |
|Steel Fist Sake |   Bull Horn    |
|Exorcism Slip L |     Pearl      |
|  Godly Charm   |    Crystal     |
|Travel Guide #18|                |
|  Golden Peach  |                |
+---------------------------------+

You can start your rejuvenation of the city by Blooming all the black, wilted
trees here. As you do that, you can head to the west side of Rao's headquarters
to find a chest. Open it for an Inkfinity Stone. There's also a clover on the
other side of the canal over here. Get a running start and double jump over the
canal to reach it. Keep Blooming those trees as you approach the house on the
west side, south of the clocktower. There's a chest in the back corner of the
yard that contains a Steel Fist Sake. Now enter the house. Open the chest for a
Pearl. Now exit.

Since we're here, head to the northwest corner of this area to find a clover.
Bloom the three trees along the way as well. Now head towards the spring in the
northeast corner. There's a clover there and a couple of wilted trees to Bloom.
Benkei is also here if you wish to do more fishing. Now, we could easily warp
right to Sasa Sanctuary here because of the Mermaid Spring, but just hold on to
your pants. Let's explore this area of Sei-an City a little more before we 
leave. Enter the houses that you entered before and you will find some small
planted trees in them. Bloom them. Now, look in the waterways. Now that all of
the waterways are not blocked by cursed zones, there's more treasure chests you
can find under there. The treasures you can find, are...Exorcism Slip L on the
west side, and Lacquerware Set near the southwestern home. Head back through
Rao's headquarters to the large drawbridge.

In the waters below the drawbridge, there's a treasure chest. It is on the east
                      side somewhere in the middle. Power Slash it open like
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  all underwater chests and get the Stray Bead that floats
|  STRAY BEAD #53  |  up. Head back through Rao's headquarters and approach
|     ACQUIRED     |  Himiko's Palace, which is straight north. See the guards?
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  To get past them, use Veil of Mist. Once in the castle
                      grounds, look to the left and right to see fences. Jump
over them and you can find a clover past the right fence,
and a chest containing a Stray Bead past the left fence.   +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
Now head up the stairs and enter the Palace. There's an    | TWO STRAY BEADS  |
elevator right here. Before taking it, go behind it to     |     ACQUIRED     |
find a peculiar chest. Open it for yet another Stray       +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
Bead. Now, exit, since we don't have the right item to
                      get to Himiko. Enter the west wing, and open the chest
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  for a Crystal, and dot the eye on the haruma doll for a
| TRAVEL GUIDE #18 |  Godly Charm. Exit, and enter the east wing. Open the
|     ACQUIRED     |  chests for a Travel Guide, a Bull Horn, and a Pearl. Now,
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  for dig spots! Easily found at night, like always.

- West of Rao's headquarters, northwest of a tree in a corner.
- Back left corner of west house's yard.
- Front right corner of Himiko's Palace grounds.

The treasures are, in order...Golden Peach, Crystal, Sheep Statue. Now, head
to the spring, use a Mermaid Coin there, and warp to Sasa Sanctuary.


+--------------------------------+
| Sasa Sanctuary                 |
|================================+
| Items acquired |
|----------------|
|  Fire Tablet   |
+----------------+

Head straight up to the bamboo forest, after equipping the Golden Ink Pot, if
you bought it from the Emperor. You'll see Mr. Bamboo and Kaguya having a 
reunion. She says that she needs to depart to somewhere, and that the Royal 
Crest in the ground seems to be the answer...however, it must be deep 
underground, so she needs help to reach whatever's down there. What a surprise,
another digging game. Nothing has changed at all, so here's visual help.
http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/920500/47569

After the game, you'll find out that what was down there was a...spaceship? 
What the...? She was an alien all this time? ...I...I think I need to lie down.
                      Watch the sad departure scene. Before she leaves, she
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  gives you her possession, the Fire Tablet! With this Holy
|   FIRE TABLET    |  Artifact equipped, you can swim through lava as if it 
|     ACQUIRED     |  were just water! With this in hand, head back to the 
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Mermaid Spring, and warp back to Sei-an.


+--------------------------------+
| Sei-an City (Arist. Qtrs.)     |
|================================+
| Items acquired |
|----------------|
|Travel Guide #17|
|   Border Key   |
+----------------+

Enter Himiko's Palace once again (getting past the guards using Veil of Mist)
                      and head up the elevator. You'll find a sea of lava. Grab
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  the Travel Guide, equip the Fire Tablet, and swim forward
| TRAVEL GUIDE #17 |  along the lava. After passing the lava, pass through lots
|     ACQUIRED     |  of sliding doors until you reach an Origin Mirror. Save,
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  then enter Himiko's rather large throne room. Watch the
                      rather long cutscene to learn about Himiko and Oni 
Island, an island that disappears every sunset and reappears in a new location.
After the scene, go over to her and talk to her some more to learn about the
Water Dragon. The only way we can reach Oni Island is with the Water Dragon, 
but it's kind of out-of-control at the moment. Himiko thinks we can calm the
beast and have it help us reach Oni Island though...okay crazy lady. After
agreeing to help her, she gives you the Border Key, which is used to cross the
border to the north near Sei-an City to reach further into Nippon. Alright!

Head back out of Himiko's Palace, then head south to Sei-an City's Commoners'
Quarters. We've got a LOT to do...


+--------------------------------+
| Sei-an City (Commoners' Qtrs.) |
|================================+--------------------+
| Items acquired | Abilities learned | Treasure found |
|----------------|-------------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #48 |     Fireburst     |  Horse Statue  |
|  Sun Fragment  |                   | Incense Burner |
|Travel Guide #19|                   |  Glass Beads   |
|  Holy Bone S   |                   |    Crystal     |
|Exorcism Slip S |                   |    Crystal     |
|   Gold Dust    |                   |      Vase      |
|                |                   |   Bull Horn    |
|                |                   |    Crystal     |
|                |                   |    Crystal     |
+-----------------------------------------------------+

First off, let's restore all the trees here. Before doing that, talk to Mr.
Flower outside his house in the northeast corner. He says that there are 
certain trees that are still cursed, and cannot be Bloomed. In order to cure
those trees, he has to perform the Gura Shuffle in front of them. To do that
though, he needs to gather the power from other Bloomed trees, so go around the
city and bloom every black, withered tree that isn't cursed (cursed trees are
surrounded by a dark haze). Don't forget the small one on Mr. Flower's head, 
and the tree in his house. After all that, Mr. Flower will be ready. Follow him
around as he rushes to each tree and performs the Gura Shuffle on them. Wait
until the haze is gone from the trees, then Bloom them to help Flower. 
Eventually, all the trees will be Bloomed fully, including the giant one on top
of Mr. Flower's house at the end of this. You'll get 20 Praise from him, as 
well as the Praise you got from Bloomed trees!

Next up, head inside the restaurant in the north end of town. Head into the
kitchen and talk to the chef, Yama. He talks about a legendary Golden Mushroom
that can help him make the best dishes available. Wait, don't we have one of
those? Yeah, from way back in Taka Pass! Hand it over to him and he will 
prepare his finest meal...but he needs some fire to heat it up. Well, see the
wall scroll to the left? Draw that infinity symbol to summon fire without a
previous fire source! It may take you a few tries, the game's a bit touchy with
getting it right.

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        ( !!Brush Technique Learned!! )
                         |______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______|
                         |      |  Fireburst   |     |
                        /        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       \
                        |   Inferno's true power is   |
                        | unleashed when you draw the |
                        |       infinity symbol.      |
                        -------------------------------

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  A treasure chest appears. Open it for a Travel Guide,
| TRAVEL GUIDE #19 |  which explains this new Inferno tech further. Return to
|     ACQUIRED     |  the restaurant at night to find Masu, a warrior, chowing
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  down on some food and talking in a drunken stupor. Speak
                      to him to learn about his Monster Manifest. He will
eventually hand it to you. We'll take care of this monster list soon. For now,
bring it back to day. Now, see the big brazier in the center? Well, light one
of the torches with Fireburst, then use Inferno to light the brazier, and the
other brazier in the southeast corner. Now just light up the rest of the 
torches with Inferno. Head back to the southeast corner. See the dried pond?
Rejuvenate it by using Waterspout to transfer water from the waterway onto the
pond to reveal a power spring. Activate it and ride it up to the floating Tao
Headquarters. Before entering it, go around to the back of it to find a chest.
Open it for a Horse Statue. Now enter the Headquarters. There's a guy there who
has lost his mask, and wants you to find it. No problem, I suppose. Back down
to the city.

Head over to the west side and you may spot a couple of familiar faces...it's
Camille and Camellia from Kamiki Village! Talk to them and Camellia will
mention your weird markings, prompting Camille to say that gods don't exist.
She then mentions that if she saw some trees appear in front of her suddenly,
she might say otherwise...well, you should know what to do, right? Place ink
dots on the ground in front of the two and Bloom will spawn trees on them!
Talking to them again will reveal that Camille will most likely change her mind
if it rained right after a tree sprouted...we don't have the power to make it
rain yet, so let's ignore that heathen of a woman...yeah.

Head north from these two to see a girl in a white robe named Blossom. Her
father is sick, and she needs Herbal Medicine for him, but cannot afford it.
Well, we have that Herbal Medicine! Give it to her and you will be rewarded 
with 20 Praise and be taken inside the house where her father is resting. Give
him a headbutt and he will be cured! 20 more Praise for us! Now for another
thing we can do for more Praise. There are various people sitting on the docks
who have places to go. Well, you can help them out! Use Water Lily on the
waterway next to the dock where the person is at, and use Galestorm to "boat"
them over to their destination. Your amount of Praise depends on how quick you
did it. If you got over 2 minutes on the countdown timer, you get 30 Praise. If
you got 1:59 to 00:30, you get 15 Praise. If you got 0:29 to 0:01, you get 5
Praise. If the timer runs out, you get no Praise. Keep in mind that you can do
them over and get the remaining Praise you missed by getting a better time. I
recommend having the Golden Ink Pot equipped, it'll be really handy here. The
people and their destinations are as follows...

- Lady in yellow on west dock wants to be taken to the east dock near the 
 Weapon Dealer.
- Aspiring Carpenter on east dock wants to be taken to the Carpenter's Shop in
 the northwest corner. (One time only!)
- Lady in pink near Carpenter's Shop wants to be taken to the dock by the
 street in the southeast corner.
- Man in blue in the southwest corner wants to be taken to Carpenter's house to
 the east.

If you think you'll fail the time limit for the maximum Praise, you can just
get off the lily pad and move away from it. The person will be reset back at
the dock that he/she was at. Yep, even the Aspiring Carpenter. Keep in mind
that Galestorm increases in power the larger the symbol is drawn, so it'll use
less ink if you draw big Galestorm symbols. Now, head to the southwest corner. 
See the tall black house? Well, there's a crack in one of the building's sides. 
Use Cherry Bomb to blow it up and head inside. This multi-tiered building has
many treasure chests! Open them all up for an Incense Burner, Holy Bone S, 
                      Glass Beads, Crystal, Exorcism Slip S, Crystal, Pearl,
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  and Sun Fragment. Exit this building. Now, head to the
|   SUN FRAGMENT   |  east side and find a girl who's drawing on the ground.
|     ACQUIRED     |  Issun swears he saw her drawing before (hint: it's what
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  you drew on the Mask in the Moon Cave) and then she says
                      that she ran out of Charcoal. Well, lucky for you, little
girl, we have some Charcoal here! She says to come back later to see her
drawing. Well, talk to her again, and in a thought bubble, she'll envision a
star design. Remember it, then head to the west side. Enter the big purple
building that's next to the tall black one. Head to the back room and speak
with Mr. Chic. He's trying to find the next hip design for his kimonos. Well,
draw that star design (IN ONE STROKE!) and he will accept the design. If you
got it especially right, part of his text should be red and an extra sound 
effect will play. If so, return to the girl. Talk to her and a heart should
appear, along with getting 20 Praise. Seems simple enough. Return to Mr. Chic 
and make that design. If done right, return to the girl to notice a V shape in 
the thought bubble (and get 20 Praise). That's even simpler! Return to Mr. Chic 
and draw the V on the kimono. When done right, return to the girl for 20 more 
Praise and a new design in the thought bubble. This is four circles connected
to each other by their sides. Use that design on Chic's kimono. Done right,
return to the little girl for the final pattern and 20 Praise, and it's the 
toughest. It's a kanji letter for "heaven." Thankfully, her thought bubble 
tells you how to start drawing it. Remember how it's drawn, then head back to 
Mr. Chic. Draw that letter, and if done right, congrats. If you had any trouble 
like most Wii players have, you'd likely be pulling your hair out trying to get
that last one to work.

Be forewarned that sometimes the game glitches and makes you do the same design
over again, even if it's supposed to be another design. Like, when you need to
draw a heart, it may tell you to draw a star anyway. Doing the star correctly,
you return to the girl and the game thinks the star is the love pattern, which
is actually the heart. It's kinda weird like that for some reason. Anyway, 
                      after designing the pattern, return to the little girl
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  to get 20 Praise and a Stray Bead from her! Now, head to
|  STRAY BEAD #48  |  the southeast corner and talk to the guard to learn about
|     ACQUIRED     |  a thief that prowls around at night. Make sure all three
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  braziers in town are lit, then return to that same corner
                      at night. Power Slash the rock by the brazier to find the
thief! To stop him, you have to use certain brush techniques depending on what
symbol each copy of him has. If it's a brown line, it's Power Slash. If it's
red fire, Inferno. (NOT Fireburst.) If it's blue water, Waterspout. If it's
yellow lightning...well, we can't control electricity yet. Basically, get his
clones in order with the corresponding brush techniques to stun him, then go
and headbutt him to knock whatever he's holding away from him. The first time
is a Glass Watch. Take this to Samurai Dandy. He's by the brazier near the
Origin Mirror.

Face that thief again (Power Slash rocks until you find him) and defeat him to
get the Millet Dumplings. Take them to Momotaro, who walks around near the 
dress shop by day. More Praise, yay! It's the small person. Face the thief once
more and defeat him to get the Crysanthemum Hairpin. Take it to the City 
Dweller in the restaurant for more Praise. That's about it. Don't forget to 
grab the Vase in the chest hidden south of the Tool Dealer. Finally, dig spots.

- Behind some houses on the west side.
- Somewhat behind the restaurant on the north side.
- Inside Mr. Chic's dress shop.

The treasures are, in order...Bull Horn, Crystal, and Crystal. Sell your 
treasures, save, and finally exit the city...for a brief moment. Remember 
Masu's Monster Manifest? Yeah, let's get that out of the way. Here are the
locations of the wanted demons, only found at night.

- Near the Animal Lover.
- Near the Merchant.
- In front of the Ankoku Temple.
- On the path to the Guardian Sapling, by the alcove with cows.
- Near the Origin Mirror.

After striking all the names off the Manifest, return to Sei-an City and speak
to Masu during the day. He'll thank you by handing over a Gold Dust. Speaking
of those, have you upgraded your Exorcism Beads? After your business, exit 
Sei-an City again, and this time approach the guarded gate to the right after
you exit the city. Show the guards your Border Key, and they'll let you pass to
North Ryoshima Coast.


+--------------------------------+
| North Ryoshima Coast           |
|================================+------------------------------------+
| Items acquired | Abilities learned |  Animals fed  | Treasure found |
|----------------|-------------------|---------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #60 |     Whirlwind     |    18% Dog    |  Boar Statue   |
| Stray Bead #61 |   Power Slash 2   |   26% Hare    |  Wooden Bear   |
| Stray Bead #62 |   Cherry Bomb 2   |    46% Pig    |  Glass Beads   |
| Stray Bead #63 |                   |    22% Fox    |      Vase      |
| Stray Bead #64 |                   |    45% Cat    | Coral Fragment |
|  Sun Fragment  |                   |    34% Cow    | Incense Burner |
|Travel Guide #21|                   |               |    Crystal     |
|Travel Guide #22|                   |               | Coral Fragment |
|Travel Guide #23|                   |               |    Crystal     |
|  Golden Peach  |                   |               |   Bull Horn    |
|Exorcism Slip M |                   |               |   Bull Horn    |
|  Mermaid Coin  |                   |               |    Crystal     |
|Steel Soul Sake |                   |               |     Pearl      |
| Vengeance Slip |                   |               |    Crystal     |
|Inkfinity Stone |                   |               |   Bull Horn    |
|Exorcism Slip S |                   |               |   Bull Horn    |
|Traveler's Charm|                   |               |     Pearl      |
|  Holy Bone M   |                   |               |    Crystal     |
|  Golden Peach  |                   |               |     Pearl      |
|                |                   |               |     Pearl      |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------+

Walk forward and Waka will suddenly show up. Despite Issun's grumpy reception,
Waka tells you that this area used to be one big cursed zone, but he restored
the Guardian Sapling here. He did, huh... Waka mentions something he heard 
about Issun somewhere...like he may be an imposter claiming to be an artist.
Issun...? Issun ran away from home, and took his grandfather's paintings. 
Issun.....how could you?

Well...I certainly don't trust Issun as much as I used to, even though he's
denying it. It's still fishy...anyway, continue to face a new enemy, called
Earth Nose. It's just like the Wind Doom Mirror, so use Veil of Mist to slow
it down so you can attack. Floral Finisher is Veil of Mist. After the battle,
keep following the path to find an Ultimate Origin Mirror to save at. After
saving, step back onto it so you'll face the mirror. Draw an X on the mirror to
use Mist Warp. Warp to the Rocky Area nearby, as this is the only way to reach
                      that area. Up here are two clovers and a chest containing
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  a Stray Bead. After finishing business up there, just
|  STRAY BEAD #64  |  jump back down, heading back towards the Ultimate Origin
|     ACQUIRED     |  Mirror. See the raised ground to the west? That's
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Watcher's Cape. Head to its south side and jump to the
                      lower level with the cat statue. There's some Cats to 
feed and a clover to Bloom. After those, return to the Ultimate Origin Mirror
and take the path north until you reach a building. Nearby are some Cats to
feed. After those, approach the northeast side of Watcher's Cape to find some
Foxes by a rock. Feed 'dem. Now head across the bridge near the U.O.G. to see a
merchant. You can purchase some more Feedbags from him if you wish. There's
also a clover on some hard ground by him that you can Bloom. Further along the
path is a Dog. Feed it.

Head towards the hut on the beach. You'll spot a whole mess of Pigs. Feed them.
Now, find a ramp on this raised area to find a golden pond, Yoichi, and some
Cows. Feed the cows then speak to Yoichi. He says he's aiming for the fruit on
that tree over there (it's the Guardian Sapling!). That fruit looks a bit dried
though...I know what can cure it! When he fires an arrow, use Waterspout to
send some of that golden water to the arrow. This carries the purifying water
over to the fruit, making it like normal. After he leaves, head east until you
see a Devil Gate. Clear it. As a reward, you get 30 Praise and a big tree
restored. Look around for some Hares to feed, and a little girl. Talk to her to
learn about Catcall Tower nearby, which is out at sea. Now head back west along
the edge to find cracked ground. Dig it up to reveal a hole. Drop down. In this
beautiful underwater spring, there's some black, wilted trees to Bloom, lots of
                      Hares to feed, three clovers to dig up and Bloom, and
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  three treasure chests. Open those for a Boar Statue, a
|  STRAY BEAD #63  |  Golden Peach, and a Stray Bead. Exit the spring. Now for
|     ACQUIRED     |  some clamshells and chests to Power Slash open. First,
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  start at the waterfall and look down the river for 
                      chests to get Exorcism Slip M, Wooden Bear, Glass Beads,
and Mermaid Coin. Now to start looking along the coastline. Start from 
Urashima's hut and the wooden pier, and work your way west.

You'll get...Vase, Steel Soul Sake, Vengeance Slip, and Coral Fragment. Cross
the water to the other shoreline and get the remaining clamshell treasures:
Inkfinity Stone, Exorcism Slip S, and Incense Burner. Now return to the beach
by Urashima's hut and look around for some kids beating someone up. Approach
them and you'll scare the bullies away. However, the big guy doesn't get up.
Headbutt him to wake him up and start a conversation about the Dragon Palace,
and says that an emissary from that place appears for those who are worthy. He
looked over at the sea while on the pier, and Orca appeared for him as the sun
rose in the morning. It's just simple really, head over to the wooden pier,
use Crescent if it isn't night, then use Sunrise to make Orca appear! So he's
a dolphin! After the scene, hop on Orca, and let's go for a ride, Wind Waker
style!

His main intention is to take you to the Dragon Palace, but he can't do that
yet, since the way to the Dragon Palace is hidden. Alright, no problem, we can
access the rest of the islands. First stop, the island with the Guardian 
Sapling to the east. The ramp to easily get on it is on the east side. To stop,
just press Z so you can hop off. Now, on this island, there's a clover to 
Bloom. Power Slash the fruit hanging off the Sapling for 30 Praise. Open the
chest for a Traveler's Charm. Now, get back on Orca, and start sailing to the
island that looks like an upside-down Cherry Bomb. The other small island just
has a diamond rock that we can't slash apart. (I'll call that one diamond 
island.) On this island, use Waterspout on the burning chest and open it for a
Crystal. Head up to the main part of the island. There's a glowing cracked 
spot on the ground. Blow it up with a Cherry Bomb and head inside to find
another pretty spring. Bloom the wilted trees and the clovers, and approach the
Divine Spring. Start throwing some of your Yen in there. You need a total of
120,000 Yen to power up your Cherry Bomb ability!

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        ( !!Brush Technique Learned!! )
                         |______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______|
                         |      |Cherry Bomb 2 |     |
                        /        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       \
                        | Cherry Bomb is now powered  |
                        |   up! You can summon two    |
                        |    Cherry Bombs at once.    |
                        -------------------------------

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Just like the box above says, you can now create two
| TRAVEL GUIDE #23 |  Cherry Bombs without having to wait for one to blow up!
|     ACQUIRED     |  You must simply create one, then create another. You
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  can't create two with the same canvas session. Open the
                      chest that appears for a Travel Guide that details this
further. Now you can exit this spring, and get back on Orca. Head towards the
next island to the west, but stop at the dark underwater rock along the way. 
Look around for two clamshells down there and Power Slash them. Get the Coral 
Fragment and Crystal that emerges from the water. (Have to get off Orca.) Get 
back on Orca and continue to that island. Bloom the clover, then look around 
for a rock surrounded by pots. Power Slash that rock to reveal a hole. Go down
it to find...yet another beautiful spring! As usual, Bloom the wilted trees and
clovers, then deposit some Yen at the Divine Spring. You need a total of 80,000
Yen to power up your Power Slash ability!

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        ( !!Brush Technique Learned!! )
                         |______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______|
                         |      |Power Slash 2 |     |
                        /        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       \
                        | Power Slash is now powered  |
                        |  up! Slay demons with ease  |
                        |  and cut apart iron rocks!  |
                        -------------------------------

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Yep, your Power Slash is now more powerful than before!
| TRAVEL GUIDE #22 |  You can now cut all those red iron rocks that you've been
|     ACQUIRED     |  seeing around! A chest appears, which contains a Travel
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Guide that may explain this further. Now you can exit.
                      You may notice one of those iron rocks as soon as you get
back above ground. Test out your new Power Slash on it to cut it away and 
reveal a clover. Dig and Bloom for a lot of Praise! Get back on Orca and head
towards the small island far to the west. Once there, all that's up there is a
clover, so dig it up and Bloom it. Get back on Orca, and head south towards the
next island, but stop at the dark underwater rock on the way. Power Slash the
clamshell down there and grab the Bull Horn. Get back on Orca and onto the next
island. This island (which I shall call Trial Island) has
a glowing crack in the ground. Dig through it to reveal a  +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
hole. Drop down it to fight another Bandit Spider! Just    |   SUN FRAGMENT   |
beat it, BEAT IIIIT! As a reward, you get a Sun Fragment!  |     ACQUIRED     |
Now, like the other underground trial at Ryoshima Coast,   +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
you will have to face a Devil Gate Challenge. But, it
will not be available until later, so you can rest easy. Get back on Orca, and
head to the last island here, which I call the Fishing Island.

Get on the upper level which is grassy to find two clovers and a chest. Bloom
those clovers and open the chest for a Holy Bone M. Now head down to the pier
at the beach part to find the Fisherman. He's sent by the chef Umi to catch
something special...the Marlin! But he needs a special rod that's sturdy enough
to catch one. Don't we have that Marlin Rod? Give it to him and we'll start
another fishing game! Exact same as last time, just keep fishing until you 
catch the Marlin! The Fisherman will take it over to Umi's restaurant, so ride
Orca to shore near the restaurant (where all those cats on the beach are). 
Power Slash the iron rock nearby, dig up and Bloom the clover, then enter the
restaurant. Head straight to the kitchen and talk to Umi the chef. After he
performs his Cyclone Slice, act like you're drawing Veil of Mist, but add in
an extra line, as shown on the scroll to the left. Doing this will summon
incredible gusts of wind! You now have learned the power of Whirlwind!

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        ( !!Brush Technique Learned!! )
                         |______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______|
                         |      |  Whirlwind   |     |
                        /        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       \
                        |   Use Galestorm to draw 3   |
                        |    lines representing a     |
                        |      tumultuous storm.      |
                        -------------------------------

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  A treasure chest appears, with a Travel Guide inside that
| TRAVEL GUIDE #21 |  explains the tech further. Exit the restaurant, then get
|     ACQUIRED     |  back on Orca. West of the Guardian Sapling island is a
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  dark underwater rock with a clamshell on it. Power Slash
                      it open and take the Bull Horn. There's also a similar
rock east of the Bomb Island. Power Slash the clamshell open for a Godly Charm.
There's another one underwater on the west side of Watcher's Cape. Power Slash
the clamshell for a Crystal. Swim a little farther south to find another! Power
Slash the clamshell for a Pearl. Now...before getting on that island with the
abnormally tall tower...dig spots!

- By the broken stairs when facing Watcher's Cape on the south side.
- Near the Foxes, closer to the beach where the restaurant is.
- On the beach near Urashima's hut.
- East side of the golden pond.
- In the midst of some grass near the little girl's big tree.
- In the midst of some grass on the Guardian Sapling island.
- Two dig spots on the Diamond Island.
- A dig spot on Trial Island.
- In the middle of the beach on Fishing Island.
- Between three clumps of grass on the upper level of Fishing Island.

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Dang, that's a lot. Anyway, here are the treasures, in
|THREE STRAY BEADS |  order...Stray Bead, Crystal, Bull Horn, Stray Bead, Bull
|     ACQUIRED     |  Horn, Pearl, Crystal, Pearl, Golden Peach, Pearl, Stray
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Bead. Phew...I think it's high time for some action, huh?
                      Ride Orca to that tall tower island, named Catcall Tower.
As you head up, feed the Cats, save at the Origin Mirror, then head inside. 
Make sure you have at least over 10 Fish Feedbags.


+--------------------------------+
| Catcall Tower                  |
|================================+------------------------------------+
| Items acquired | Abilities learned |  Animals fed  | Treasure found |
|----------------|-------------------|---------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #67 |      Catwalk      |    37% Cat    |   Cat Statue   |
| Stray Bead #68 |                   |               |Lacquerware Set |
| Stray Bead #69 |                   |               | Incense Burner |
|  Sun Fragment  |                   |               |    Crystal     |
|Travel Guide #20|                   |               |                |
|Traveler's Charm|                   |               |                |
|  Holy Bone S   |                   |               |                |
|  Mermaid Coin  |                   |               |                |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------+

Issun mentions that the meowing seems to come from in here, and notices the 
mark of Catwalk on the side of the tower. It's one of the 13 Celestial Brush
powers...so it looks like we'll find a new power here! Walk forward however,
and you will be assaulted by a new enemy, Poltergeist. This is the ultimate
wheel enemy, composed of three weasels holding scythes. It changes its type
every so often, switching from fire, to ice, to thunder. It also has an 
ultimate attack that uses wind where the weasels split up and try to catch you 
into a combo attack that dishes out a lot of damage! It's harder than other 
wheel demons, but completely doable.

After the battle, it's time to explore before we climb up. First up, there's
a Cat to feed near the entrance, so do that. Head around the tower to the right 
to find a smaller tower with some clovers near it and another Cat. Feed that
one and move around to find a Cat sleeping in the outside corner between the
first smaller tower and the second one. Feed that, then approach the second
tower and Bloom the clover. There's a Cat by this tower as well. Feed it, then
                      get back to the south side of the big tower where the
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Catwalk mark is, and open the chest for a new Travel
| TRAVEL GUIDE #20 |  Guide. Reading it reveals that this Mark of Kabegami can
|     ACQUIRED     |  be used to climb up walls with constant wall jumps.
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Sounds interesting. Start climbing, man. When you get to
                      the first level (the red line), look around for a Cat on
a platform. Feed it and continue upwards. (Note that you can walk around the
yellow clouds) When you reach the second level, look around for another Cat to
feed, then continue up. When you reach the third level, find another Cat to
feed. There's also a chest up here. Open it for a Traveler's Charm. Keep 
climbing! These heights are dizzying already...

Eventually the camera will pan out and you will pass a stone walkway 
surrounding the tower. This is the fourth level. Walk around here and find the 
chest. Open it for a Holy Bone S. Keep climbing. At the fifth level, open the 
chest on the platform up here for a Lacquerware Set. Keep climbing... Be 
watchful now, as you may pass a platform with no barrier to keep you from 
                      falling. Get on that platform and open the chest for a
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Stray Bead. Keep climbing until you reach the sixth
|  STRAY BEAD #67  |  level. Open the chest up here for a Cat Statue, then keep
|     ACQUIRED     |  going up. Eventually you'll reach the inside of the tower
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  where a Mermaid Spring and a chest underneath a staircase
                      is. Open that chest for a Mermaid Coin, then head up the
staircase. Up here, look for another chest, and open it for an Incense Burner.
Head up the second staircase. At the top, head outside and look for a path that
protrudes out. Follow it to find a lone Cat up here. Feed it, and...a 
constellation will appear! Fill in the missing stars, and Kabegami, the cat 
god, will bestow upon you the power of Catwalk!

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        ( !!Brush Technique Learned!! )
                         |______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______|
                         |      |   Catwalk    |     |
                        /        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       \
                        | Place the brush over a cat  |
                        | statue and draw up a nearby |
                        |       wall from there.      |
                        -------------------------------

With this, whenever you see a cat statue, you can draw the Mark of Kabegami up
the wall near it to be able to climb up the wall! Pretty neat, eh? You'll get
to test out your brand new power like always. After the scene, draw up the path
again and get to the very top. Go behind the giant white Kabegami statue to see
                      a path leading out to a chest. Open that chest for a Sun
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Fragment! Head back down, all the way to the bottom. You
|   SUN FRAGMENT   |  can actually jump from way up here and land perfectly
|     ACQUIRED     |  safe back on the ground. Damn...Ammy can survive long
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  drops, but can drown in water. Doesn't make sense. At any
                      rate, once at the bottom, approach the smaller towers
with Kabegami statues against them. Catwalk up the         +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
northwest tower for a Crystal. Catwalk up the other tower  |  STRAY BEAD #69  |
for a Stray Bead. Now, to finish up this area...you must   |     ACQUIRED     |
ascend the great tower a second time. Yeah, it consumes    +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
                      time, but it's required. For
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  reaching the very top again, where you learned Catwalk,
|  STRAY BEAD #68  |  a chest will appear. Open it for a Stray Bead. Now, to
|     ACQUIRED     |  save yourself the trouble, just head down to the Mermaid
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Spring and use a Mermaid Coin to warp you to North
                      Ryoshima Coast.


+--------------------------------+
| North Ryoshima Coast           |
|================================+
|  Animals fed  | Treasure found |
|---------------|----------------|
|   34% Tiger   |   Dog Statue   |
+--------------------------------+

Head to the south end of Watcher's Cape, the lower ledge where the Cats are.
See the Kabegami statue? Use Catwalk to form a path up the wall, then climb up
to the top. Explore around, and you'll face a new enemy...named Blue Cyclops.
This flying menace smokes a pipe and attacks by blowing poison at you and 
dropping flaming balls. Don't use wind or water to counter these, as the fire
on the smoking pipe will slowly burn out. If it does, the Cyclops will get 
angry and form into a tall warrior, using attacks that take off a lot of 
health. If this happens, you had better hope that you have some godhood 
available to you. If you don't, use Fireburst to light his pipe up. Attacking
him also burns out his pipe, so you don't have much choice. He's a tough enemy,
but you should manage, hopefully.

After the battle, make sure it's night. Feed the Tigers up here, and look for a
dig spot. Dig it up for a Dog Statue. Now approach the guy with a telescope and
talk to him. He says that he hopes he can make a wish when he sees a shooting
star. Well, we can actually do that! Since the camera is already pointed toward
the sky, just dot any part of the sky to create a star that later shoots away.
He makes a wish that the whirlpool galaxy can be seen from up here again...and
it works! Wow...never thought that "wish upon a shooting star" tale would be
true...

Head to the end of the cape, where you see the whirlpool galaxy in all its
glory. It looks a bit...stale though. It usually spins around. Now, this part
makes no sense, but...stand on the stone platform. Use Galestorm, and the stars
in the whirlpool galaxy will twist around. Yeah...keep doing it until the 
galaxy spins so fast that the sea below forms a giant whirlpool. Yay! Now we
can enter the Dragon Palace! Head back to Orca (he should be back near 
Urashima's hut) and have Orca take you to the whirlpool...you'll get sucked in
underwater to the Dragon Palace.


+--------------------------------+
| Dragon Palace                  |
|================================+------------------------------------+
| Items acquired | Abilities learned |  Animals fed  | Treasure found |
|----------------|-------------------|---------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #70 |     Fountain      |   16% Boar    | Dragonfly Bead |
| Stray Bead #71 |                   |45% Boar Piglet|     Pearl      |
| Stray Bead #72 |                   |               | Kutani Pottery |
|Travel Guide #24|                   |               |   Bull Horn    |
|  Holy Bone S   |                   |               |  Glass Beads   |
|  Godly Charm   |                   |               |                |
|Exorcism Slip S |                   |               |                |
| Vengeance Slip |                   |               |                |
|Inkfinity Stone |                   |               |                |
|  Shell Amulet  |                   |               |                |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------+

One of my favorite places in this game, simply for its beauty and its soothing
music. Anyway, walk forward towards the Palace. You will eventually see a scene
where Otohime's servants will tell you to halt. Issun will mention Queen 
Himiko, and the servants will open the door for you to enter the palace. Before
heading inside, open these clamshells around here for various prizes, such as
a Dragonfly Bead, Holy Bone S, and Pearl. Now enter the Palace.

Look around inside to just find some areas you can't go to yet...and have you
noticed that there's a LOT of women here? ...I wonder how the people live here
propagate... Anyway, before heading upstairs, go behind the stairs to find a
glowing crack. Blow it open with a Cherry Bomb and you'll reveal a hole. Drop
down to find yet another beautiful spring. Bloom the wilted trees and the 
clovers, feed the Boars and their Piglets, and open the chests for a Kutani
                      Pottery, Godly Charm, and a Stray Bead! Exit. Now, head
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  up to the second floor. Enter the door to the left to
|  STRAY BEAD #70  |  find a female Merchant. Stock up on Fish Feedbags (at
|     ACQUIRED     |  least 20) as you're gonna need a lot of them. The other
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  room up here has a chest containing an Exorcism Slip S.
                      Now, take the elevator up to Otohime's throne room. 
Approach her throne, and watch the scene as her beloved highness explains what
happened to the Water Dragon. After the initial conversation, talk to her again
and decline to hear the story again. Since the Water Dragon is out of control,
we need the Dragon Orb. It should help us reach Oni Island. The problem is...
it's inside the Water Dragon. It sounds crazy, but...agree to do it. She gives
you the Shell Amulet, which allows you to reach the Water Dragon's garden, 
among other places. Alright, let's head back down with the elevator.

Now, if you've explored this area before, you should know that one of the areas
is a hot spring area. If you don't know, it's the hall to the right when facing
away from the palace entrance. Look to the left once you enter to see a clover
on a high ledge. Double jump up there and dig and Bloom it. Now see the red
                      pillars? One of them is broken. Use Rejuvenation on it,
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  then hop up along the pillars until you see a chest. Open
|  STRAY BEAD #71  |  it for a Stray Bead! Now, talk to the obese dancer. She
|     ACQUIRED     |  says that they're trying to do the Water Dance to make
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  the spring appear again, but she thinks we need a more
                      direct approach. I agree! See the crack in the spring?
Dig through it to find a hole. Before that, make sure you have the Golden Ink
Pot equipped if you have it. The dancer will drop down the hole and ask for you
to help her dig. Yep, another digging game, and it's the last one. There's not
much I can say except that you start at the bottom near the goal, have to work
your way up to the dancer, and take her down to the goal. Here's a map to help
you. Also, Cherry Bombs can instantly destroy any dirt blocks, even ones above
you, so remember that. http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/920500/47570

The spring will be restored...but the whirl of a Mermaid Spring is missing. 
What to do? Well, the gals will start running around the spring as fast as
possible, then the camera will pan to a top-down view over the spring. See the
swirl that appears there? Follow it with your brush to make the spring back to
normal! Nuregami's Waterspout has been powered up, you can now do the sub-power
Fountain!

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        ( !!Brush Technique Learned!! )
                         |______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______|
                         |      |   Fountain   |     |
                        /        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       \
                        | Draw a swirl on the surface |
                        | of a Mermaid Spring's water |
                        |   to warp across Nippon.    |
                        -------------------------------

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  So...you know what this does? It'll let you activate
| TRAVEL GUIDE #24 |  Mermaid Springs without the use of a Mermaid Coin! How
|     ACQUIRED     |  convenient! You can probably sell all those Mermaid Coins
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  you have. A chest appears. It contains a Travel Guide
                      which explains this tech further. Now, there's a couple
of clamshells you can open for treasures here, like a Vengeance Slip and a Bull
Horn. Now, as much as you'd like to sit and admire the dancers' jubblies, we
have to leave. Yeah, I know, but we have work to do. Head across from here to
the Water Dragon's Garden.

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  ...The big guy is sleeping. Before taking the plunge, 
|  STRAY BEAD #72  |  open the three clamshells here for an Inkfinity Stone, a 
|     ACQUIRED     |  Glass Beads, and a Stray Bead. Alright...prepare
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  yourself...we're going in. Geronimo!


+--------------------------------+
| Inside the Water Dragon        |
|================================++
| Items acquired | Treasure found |
|----------------|----------------|
|Inkfinity Stone |    Crystal     |
|  Holy Bone S   |     Pearl      |
|Exorcism Slip S |   Bull Horn    |
| Vengeance Slip |     Pearl      |
|Steel Fist Sake | Incense Burner |
|Steel Soul Sake |    Crystal     |
|Exorcism Slip M |                |
|   Dragon Orb   |                |
|    Fox Rods    |                |
+---------------------------------+

This is another semi-dungeon like the Sunken Ship. For some reason, Issun is
sick to his stomach for being inside a creature. Honestly, I am less grossed
out being inside a fish (playing Zelda and Banjo does that to you) than I am
with being inside a human, but whatever. In fact, it's actually beautiful in
here and doesn't look organic...which is totally weird anyway. Walk forward and
look to your left to see a clamshell on a platform. Go and open it for another
Inkfinity Stone. Cross the "river" to the other land, where three clamshells 
are. Open them for a Crystal, Holy Bone S, and (the last one is buried) Pearl.

Continue along the path. There's yet another clamshell buried. Dig it out for a
Bull Horn. See the platforms to your right? Jump up them to find another 
clamshell. Open it for an Exorcism Slip S. Keep heading down the path to find a
Demon Scroll. Clear it away and continue. Keep following the path, fighting
Demon Scrolls, until you get to a gap. Turn around and jump into the water,
heading south. See the power spring on one of the platforms in the south of 
this room? Use it and open the clamshell for a Vengeance Slip. Swim north until
you see a power spring by a waterfall near some tall platforms. Ride it up and
open the clamshell for a Steel Fist Sake. Drop back down and continue swimming
north. Eventually you'll see an Exorcising Arrow. Pick it up, and head back on
land on the west side. Now jump across to the clamshell, (double jump then 
mid-air tackle) and open it for a Steel Soul Sake. Jump across to the other
side.

Fight the Demon Scroll if you want, and follow the path to the end to see a
buried clamshell. Drop the Arrow, quickly dig up the clamshell, then quickly 
grab the Arrow again so it doesn't disappear. Open it for a Pearl. Now, there's
another clamshell on the south platform. Double jump to it, and open the shell
for an Exorcism Slip M. Jump back, and continue north. When you see an Origin
Mirror, look around for a buried clamshell next to a tree. Drop the Arrow where
it won't fall down, quickly dig, then quickly grab the Arrow. Open the shell 
for an Incense Burner. Use the power spring to take you up to a hole. Follow it
to a small boat and some bones. Open the chest for a Crystal, then head back
and save at the Origin Mirror. Continue along the path until you see Lockjaw.
Get rid of it, then enter the room.

There appears to be a glass ball entangled in some stomach muscle. I think we
found our Dragon Orb! But...we can't seem to get it loose, so continue along
the path until you find a dead end filled with stomach acid. Get on the 
platform and use Waterspout to transfer the acid to the thing dripping acid in
the ceiling to irritate it. After two more times, it dissolves, and stomach
acid spews down, flooding the area. Well, we need to head back, but we can't
swim in that, as it'll drain our health. So, use lily pads to make it back to
that Dragon Orb. Get on the only safe part in here, then let's prepare to give
the Dragon some acid reflux. Use Waterspout to transfer acid to the stomach
muscle connecting the Orb to burn away the muscle. The Dragon Orb will clear
away the stomach acid, and you will have obtained it! ...But it's not that 
easy.

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
(  BOSS |       |    )                                        \
 )~~~~~~        |   (                                          \
(       Foxfire |    )                                          \
 )--------------    (                                            \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
| You get to fight numerous Tube Foxes. Basically, they attack by |
|   shooting beads at you, doing strings of bite attacks, and a   |
|  special attack that drains ink from you. If you find your ink  |
| being drained, find where the ink is moving to and attack that  |
| fox to stop the draining. Overall, you have to face three Tube  |
|   Foxes at a time, so be watchful. Each Tube Fox has a Floral   |
|  Finisher of Power Slash, so that you can get some Demon Fangs  |
|                   during this battle as well.                   |
|                                                                 |
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

After the battle, you'll have obtained the Fox Rods. Hey, isn't this that item
that Queen Himiko and Rao need? Awesome! Two items in one go. Suddenly, the
place starts shaking...oh no, have our dealings in the Water Dragon irritated
it? It seems it has, as stomach acid is rising quickly. Time to get the hell
out of here!


+--------------------------------+
| Dragon Palace                  |
|================================+
| Items acquired |
|----------------|
|  Treasure Box  |
+----------------+

The Water Dragon is rampaging! Ammy and Issun escape, but the Water Dragon 
dies...oh man, we needed that Dragon to reach Oni Island! Suddenly a spirit
appears. He's...King Wada, who used to be the leader of the Dragonians. He was
the Water Dragon!? He says he fought the Dark Lord and consumed the Dark
Instrument, which are the Fox Rods we now wield. Without them, the Dark Lord
cannot do much. Well, that's great and all, but now that Wada's dead, we can't
access Oni Island! He asks that you give his wife, Otohime, the Dragon Orb.
After the conversation, Wada's spirit leaves, and the Dragon Orb takes us back
down to the Water Dragon Garden. After looking around, Rao shows up! After some
talk, Issun shows Rao the Fox Rods, and she starts acting a little wierd,
insisting that she hold the Rods. Issun declines, saying that whoever holds 
them will be a big target for the demons, but Amaterasu gives them to her 
anyway. She hurries back to the city with the Fox Rods in hand.

Issun tells you to deliver the Dragon Orb back to Otohime, but first...that
mess of rocks and fish bones looks unsightly. Bloom it away to reveal a 
beautiful piece of coral! A treasure chest also appears. Open it for 
a...Treasure Box? How redundant...make haste to Otohime's throne room now. 
After the scene, you'll learn that the power of the Dragon Orb actually turns
a worthy Dragonian into a new Water Dragon, so hope of reaching Oni Island is
not lost! She asks of the Fox Rods, Issun says that Himiko's assistant Rao took
them, and Otohime hopes that the assistant is trustworthy. All of a sudden, the
Dragon Orb floats down to your level and shows that something bad is happening
to Rao. ...Oh god, we need to go rescue her! Leave immediately towards Ankoku
Temple at Ryoshima Coast!


+--------------------------------+
| Ryoshima/Sei-an City           |
+--------------------------------+

Once you approach the Temple, the spirit of Rao appears...are we too late?
Follow the spirit! Eventually the spirit will disappear through a rock wall.
Follow it to go through the rock wall yourself, revealing a hidden well. Drop
down it. Down here, you'll find a decaying body. The clothes seem familiar...
Follow the well tunnel to appear back in a familiar place: Himiko's Palace! 
Head up to her throne room.

You'll find Himiko lying on the ground...dead. Rao's there, scared. Ammy can 
see right through Rao's veil of deceit, however, and grows at her. Yep, this
Rao is a fake! Remember that carcass down in the well? That was Rao! That body
was nothing but bones, so she's been there a while. This means that the Rao 
we've been seeing was none other than the Dark Lord impersonating Rao! Let's
fight this evil witch!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
(  BOSS |       |    )                                        \
 )~~~~~~        |   (                                          \
(      Evil Rao |    )                                          \
 )--------------    (                                            \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|    She basically attacks using her multi-pronged sword, and     |
| summons five spears that fly at you. Dodge well and attack when |
|   she's open! Just be careful with her, her attacks hurt like   |
| crazy! I recommend using Rosaries as both a main and sub so you |
| can attack safely. Use Steel Soul and Steel Fist Sakes to help  |
|    you on your battle as well. Overall, she doesn't have many   |
| attacks, but since they're difficult to dodge, it can be quite  |
|                      the battle. Don't die!                     |
|                                                                 |
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

After the battle, the demon will show its true form, and unleash an attack that
almost kills Ammy. It then flees to its home, Oni Island.

Amaterasu had allowed the Dark Lord to slip away. The display of evil sent 
chills down the wolf's spine. Amaterasu and Issun were left to wallow in 
overwhelming sadness. Himiko had remained steadfast in her quest to find Oni
Island. In the end, she lost her life at the hands of the Dark Lord. With 
Himiko died all clues to the location of Oni Island. Amaterasu and Issun were
left with nary a shred of hope. Giving up on their quest seemed the only 
option...
That's when they noticed that the blood caked crystal ball spewed
forth by the Dark Lord clearly displayed an image of Himiko. Issun, doubting
his eyes, listened intently as Himiko began speaking. She explained that Oni
Island would not be easy to find and that she had determined to become ethereal
and enter the crystal ball herself in search of clues. She had allowed herself
to be consumed in order to use the Dark Lord's power. She was also aware that
the Dark Lord now possessed the Fox Rods. All was planned. Himiko's will
infused the crystal ball with great power. The fortress housing the dark forces
materialized.
Oni Island appears only at sunset in a certain location. The place revealed by
the crystal ball was none other than a spot just off the northwest shore of
Ryoshima Coast, near the spot known as Watcher's Cape. Oni Island would appear
again at Watcher's Cape at the next sunset. A small glimmer of hope returned to
our heroes' hearts. Just as the image of Oni Island faded from the crystal, a
deep crack appeared and split Himiko's image. She had paid the ultimate price
for manipulating the dark power. The crystal itself had been spent. The destiny
of Himiko's very soul had been inextricable intertwined with that of the
crystal ball. A burst of blinding light heralded the crystal's demise. Himiko's
soul was caught up in the shattered fragments...and drifted serenely toward the
heavens above, even as she prayed fervently for Amaterasu's safe passage.


+--------------------------------+
| To Oni Island                  |
+--------------------------------+

Not a moment too soon, sunset is nearing very closely. We have to hurry to
Watcher's Cape on North Ryoshima Coast before the sun sets, otherwise our 
chances to reach Oni Island will be gone forever! So HURRY! (Yes, there's 
actually an invisible time limit here!) Once there, you'll find Otohime. She
uses the Dragon Orb to transform herself into a new Water Dragon, then creates
a bridge from her to Oni Island, breaking through the barrier that surrounds
the island. Let's go!


+--------------------------------+
| Oni Island                     |
|================================+--------------------+
| Items acquired | Abilities learned | Treasure found |
|----------------|-------------------|----------------|
|  Golden Peach  |   Thunderstorm    |     Pearl      |
|Exorcism Slip S |                   |    Crystal     |
|Exorcism Slip M |                   |   Bull Horn    |
|  Golden Peach  |                   |    Crystal     |
|  Godly Charm   |                   |Lacquerware Set |
|Exorcism Slip L |                   | Coral Fragment |
|Steel Fist Sake |                   |     Pearl      |
|Traveler's Charm|                   | Dragonfly Bead |
|Exorcism Slip S |                   | Incense Burner |
|  Holy Bone M   |                   |  Wooden Bear   |
| Vengeance Slip |                   |      Vase      |
|Steel Soul Sake |                   |  Glass Beads   |
|Inkfinity Stone |                   |     Pearl      |
|  Holy Bone S   |                   |   Bull Horn    |
|Exorcism Slip L |                   |    Crystal     |
| Vengeance Slip |                   |     Pearl      |
| Blade of Kusa  |                   |     Pearl      |
|                |                   |     Pearl      |
|                |                   |    Crystal     |
+-----------------------------------------------------+

Well, this is it. Home of the Dark Lord. I suggest having your Fire Tablet
equipped until you head inside. Right as you get off, there's a pool of lava
that acts just like a power spring. Utilize it like you would with water. Jump
off at the top, and run along through the Golden Gate to arrive at a big lava
sea before you. Drop down and get to some land. Now, it's probably obvious, but
you can't use Water Lily here. So, you'll have to be swift with your swimming.
There are two areas of this lava that you can get to, besides this smaller 
middle one. Swim to the west one. When you get close enough to the Konohana
Blossom that it opens, Vine to it immediately. Open the chest for a Pearl. Now
you can swim to the east lava section. Find the Konohana Blossom and Vine to it
as soon as you can. Open the chest for a Golden Peach. Now head north, find a
power spring, and use it to ascend to land.

Head west to the island's front door to encounter two new enemies, Red Ogre and
Blue Ogre. They always come together like Jiro and Saburo. They basically are
centaurs with giant impenetrable masks. Just avoid their attacks, attack when
their backs are exposed, and they should not pose too much of a threat. After
the battle, before entering through the door, head south along the walls here.
On the other side of the west wall, you'll find a chest with a Crystal. On the
other side of the east wall, you'll find a chest with an Exorcism Slip S. Now
head through those doors...

There's an Imp Merchant here where you can stock up on items, and an Origin
Mirror to save at. Now let's see...to the right is a Lockjaw. In front is a 
gate that apparently needs a key...let's head west down that hall there. Look
to the right when you approach a door to find a room with the Exorcising Arrow
that we need! ...That's way too easy. Approach it, and you'll have to fight two
Poltergeists. After the battle, pick up the Arrow and carry it to the Lockjaw
to remove it. Follow the hall. As you go downstairs, you'll spot a chest. 
Double jump to it and open it for a Bull Horn. Keep going. You'll eventually
see a talking paper slip known as Tobi. He's a gatekeeper of Oni Island, but he
loves to race. So...it's the first race! Rather simple too. Step on the button
to start it, and just head straight to the gate that opened before Tobi does.

After the race, you'll come to a room with small platforms above a spike pit.
Tobi is here again, so we'll have to race! Be careful with your jumps here as
you make it to the other side before Tobi does. If you're successful, great!
Before you head up the stairs, open the chest under them for a Crystal. Now 
head up. Follow the hall until you find a Kabegami statue. Use Catwalk to climb
up, then make a u-turn and jump into the next hall. Go around the corner and
you'll find Tobi again. Time for a third race! This one is not as dangerous as
the previous one, but it's a bit harder. You have to duck under and jump over
some gates, just don't fall down, otherwise you'll have to get back up. If
successful, you'll meet Tobi again for a more dangerous trial. This is the
passage of saws. You'll have to jump over moving spikes and weave around 
corners to get through here. You can actually move ahead to see what you're
up against before you start the race, but you have to win the race to move on.

If you made it, congrats! Open the chest for a Lacquerware Set. Tobi is here
again for a fifth race. This one is even more difficult. It's the passage of
of demonic wheels. You have to dip and weave between large saws protruding from 
the walls and moving side to side. It may require a little luck and fast 
thinking here to make it, as well as a good headstart. If you made it, 
congrats. Open the chest here for an Exorcism Slip M, and meet Tobi here once
again for a sixth race. This is the chamber of delay, and guess what? You have
to beat Tobi to the end of the chamber while fighting enemies. Crazy huh? You
can cheat and use Exorcism Slips...if you really want to cheapen it. After the
trial, open the chest for a Coral Fragment. Head upstairs to find a room full
of statues that fire constant heat rays.

It should be self-explanatory. Stay on the narrow bridges and protruding 
platforms to keep away from...whatever it is in the floor, and stay on the 
platforms to avoid the beams. After passing through a wooden fence, look left
to spot a chest. Double jump to it (as there are wooden spikes that come up)
and open it for a Golden Peach. Follow the path some more while watching the
right to find another chest. Open it for a Pearl. Keep going, and you'll 
eventually reach the end. Pass through the Golden Gate. In this next room, 
fight a Blue Cyclops. Keep going through some rolling tapestries, and you'll be
overlooking a peculiar room. Save at the Origin Mirror, and continue. You'll
see a Lockjaw, and Tobi once again. Time for a seventh race, in the passage of
needles. You have to jump over obstacles while rushing to the end, because the
walls close in, and are filled with needles. Yikes! If you make it, congrats.
Blow up the crack with Cherry Bomb and head through.

You're outside Oni Island! The Exorcising Arrow is above you. To reach it, head
right to find a Kabegami statue. Catwalk up to the upper ledge, grab the Arrow,
then head back inside, taking the Arrow to the Lockjaw and killing it. Follow
the hall to find a chest, but stop. Walk slowly and find your way through the
mini-maze of jutting spears, and open it for a Godly Charm. Get on the other
side and continue. Head through the door to be outside. There's a storm 
a-brewin' here, and a giant tiger statue. Approach it and you'll see that the
tiger is readying a bow, but there's no arrow. Well, use Rejuvenation to form
the arrow. It will electrify and shoot itself to the sky...constellation time!
Fill in the missing stars and Gekigami will bestow upon you the power of 
Thunderstorm!

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        ( !!Brush Technique Learned!! )
                         |______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______|
                         |      | Thunderstorm |     |
                        /        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       \
                        |     Place the brush on      |
                        |    lightning and move it    |
                        |       toward a target.      |
                        -------------------------------

Holy smokes! Now we can utilize electricity! To do so, just draw a line from a
source of electricity to another place. It's that simple! You'll immediately
try it with the lightning that constantly flashes and transfer it to the statue
beside the door as practice. You'll open doors like this with surges of 
electricity! Issun mentions that there's only one brush god left to find... 
Move on. Use your new power on the next sword statue to move a giant wheel. 
Quickly cross using the big straight board to the other side. Head to the end,
Bloom the clover for a whole 50 Praise, and enter the door.

Pass the Golden Gate. See the thunder chest? It can't be opened with normal
means, it needs electricity. Well, there's a source above it! Use Thunderstorm
to open the chest and grab the Exorcism Slip L inside. Head past it to find a
glowing crack in the ground. Blow it up with Cherry Bomb and you will fall down
a long shaft. At the bottom, look around for a scroll hanging in front of a 
hall. Power Slash the scroll to make it roll up, and follow the hall to an
object that emits electricity. It's a key! You can actually grab this, and with
it in your mouth, affects these yellow magnets using its electricity, creating
magnetic platforms for you to walk on. Nice! Let's keep this thing then. Head 
back, and head down the hall here while jumping up the magnetic platforms 'til 
you reach the top. Use Thunderstorm on the sword statue using your electrical 
gizmo, and head through the door.

You'll fight a simple Headless Guardian. I guess it's to test out Thunderstorm
in battle, so go ahead. Up ahead is another trial, but not with Tobi. Rather,
this is the Sliding Doors of Hell. This is a maze, kinda. It's hard to describe
where to go without being overly wordy and confusing, so here's a map. Make 
sure to get the treasures...if you want to!
http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/920500/47676

After heading through it, you'll find yourself back at the room where you found
the first Exorcising Arrow! Quite the trip...get out of this room and make a\
right to see a door and a sword statue. Thunderstorm it and head through to the
end to find a chest. Open it for a Pearl. Now make your way back to the 
entrance room, and approach the mechanism that has a lightbulb. You will insert 
the electric key into it, opening the gate ahead. Save at the Origin Mirror and
proceed. See the thunder chests? Pan the camera to in front of you, and use
Thunderstorm to open them, revealing a Bull Horn and an Inkfinity Stone. Keep
going. You'll see a statue with a glorious multi-pronged sword, and an electric
source next to it. Approach the statue, then look up and use Thunderstorm on
the sword to destroy the statue, revealing a staircase that leads down. Open 
the chests for a Holy Bone S and a Crystal. Now head down the stairs.

Down here, you'll notice a strange room with grating as the floor. Approach the
edge and an alarm will go off, and lava will start filling the room. Quickly
Power Slash the eye guards (they don't have to be all at once...there's also
a fifth one) and you will be safe. Continue on and you will come to a 
side-scrolling section! Ah, me loves mah side-scrolling platforming. Head left
to find a stopped wheel and a sword statue. Use the electrical source above it
to strike the statue and move the wheel. Get on the wheel and jump up to the
right. Move right to see another wheel. Use it to get up to another one of 
those light bulb mechanisms. Move left, avoiding the spiked wheel. Use Catwalk
from the Kabegami statue to let you reach the smaller, safer wheel above, then
jump to the upper left. Now start jumping up these next wheels carefully. At
the top, keep climbing and you'll find a room with the electric key you need,
but the room is blocked. Just Power Slash the obstruction, then grab the key.

Before leaving this room, double jump towards the left wall to find a hidden
passage. Follow it left, jump the weird floorboards, and open the chest at the
end for an Exorcism Slip L. Head back to where you doubled jumped from the key,
and double jump from this hall to find a Konohana Blossom. Vine up to it. 
Double jump again and Vine up to a second Blossom, then double jump up to the
ledge. Head right, jump over the weird floorboards, and open the chest for a
Pearl. Now, take the key back to that light bulb contraption to open the way 
further. Jump up the ledges. After the second set of ledges, be careful and 
jump over the traps as they come up. After those, you'll have to ascend using a 
series of wheels. Find the openings in them and jump through. If you reach the 
top, nice! Head right to exit.

Save at the Origin Mirror. Look around for another electric key. (It's not down
the hall.) Grab it, then head upstairs. You'll find that you'll be going above 
a room using magnetic platforms. If you fall into the room below, you'll have
to go through a battle before you can backtrack up here, so be careful. Once
you get to the point where you have to pass a swinging Blocking Spider, look
around for a thunder chest on a ledge. Jump to the ledge, then use Thunderstorm
to open the chest for a Vengeance Slip. Hop back on the magnetic platforms, use
Veil of Mist, and quickly pass the Blocking Spider. At the top, you'll notice
that you'll have to drop down. Release the key in such a way so that you and 
the key can fall through. Open the chest for a Pearl, then pick up the 
Exorcising Arrow. Look around here for a scroll in an alcove. Power Slash it to
roll it up and reveal a crack. Blow it up with Cherry Bomb, head through, and
find Lockjaw! Get rid of him, but don't pass just yet. Return to the room you
were just in and look towards the gate. One of the torches here is unlit. Use
Inferno to light that torch to open the gate. Now head through and go back to
where the electric key is, grab it (so we can get treasures) and head back to
where Lockjaw was, continuing past that point.

Head up the stairs to find Tobi. Another race, the eighth one, to be more 
precise. He just won't give up! Thankfully, since we have the electric key, 
this race shouldn't be as difficult as it should be, thanks to the magnetic
platforms. Just make sure to use Veil of Mist as you move onto the platforms so
you can pass the Blocking Spider. Now just head up the stairs, being careful of
spikes that emerge from the ground. After that race, pass the Golden Gate. 
Enter the rather large room to fight a Red Ogre and Blue Ogre. Since you have
that electric key, this battle should be a snap. They're weak to Thunderstorm,
and that's their Floral Finisher too. After the battle, exit the room through
the east. Pass along the magnetic platforms into the adjacent hall, where 
you'll find a wall with spikes on it, and a Kabegami statue at the top. Use
Catwalk and draw it in such a way that you can dodge the spikes and reach the
top where the statue is. Now, see the thunder chest on the ledge there? Use
Catwalk to make a sideways path so that you can reach it, but make it dip so
that the Blocking Spider can't block your path. Open the chest with 
Thunderstorm for a Pearl. Drop down, enter the room by passing another Blocking
Spider with Veil of Mist.

You'll have to fight some more enemies here. After the battle, continue past
the room to get outside. Turn the corner, jump, and...oh hell no. It's another
of those Blockhead idiots. As you can expect, this one is harder, with 5 weak
points to memorize. Remember, they have to be hit in the order they appear in.
If it's too hard, try using a dry erase marker on the TV and write down "1", 
"2", "3", etc. on the place where the dots appear as they appear. If you have
an HDTV, or the screen isn't glass, then get a piece of paper, draw a square 
(you can be creative and try to draw Blockhead fully) and do the same thing on
the paper. You can also skip this guy, but it's a complicated process that I
can't be bothered explaining. Just check the secrets FAQ for the PS2 version of
the game on GameFAQs. Yes, the trick works on the PS2 version as well.

Either way, if you're past the Blockhead, great! Tobi's here, ready for the
last race. Let's go on ahead and make it easier on us though. See the crack in
the wall on the ledge? Draw a Cherry Bomb from here where Tobi is (to do it,
just draw a really small Cherry Bomb symbol) to reveal a Konohana Blossom. 
Perfect! Start the race and Vine to the Blossom immediately to save time. Pass
through the gate, and you won! Now watch the sad scene as Tobi drifts into
oblivion, as he failed his duty. Well...now I feel sorry for that evil paper
slip...

Oh well. Look above to find some magnetic platforms. Double jump to them and
you will find a thunder chest. Open it for a Crystal. Drop back down onto the
path, and head outside to the south. Once outside, you'll no longer have that
electric key. No worries, we don't need it any longer. This is it... Save at 
the Origin Mirror and follow the path, heading through the Golden Gate, up a 
staircase, and up to a large arena. Well...it's empty. I would've expected the 
Dark Lord to wait for us up he--wait, there's a constellation up here? Draw in
the missing stars for...not your final brush technique! You just summoned the
Dark Lord, Ninetails! He tries to taunt us, but no dice! He says he was sent by
Yami to lord over all the evil in Ryoshima. Well, let's defeat this lord of
evil!

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(  BOSS |       |    )                                        \
 )~~~~~~        |   (                                          \
(     Ninetails |    )                                          \
 )--------------    (                                            \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|   This battle arena seems to mock the times you get new brush   |
|  powers, as the arena looks almost like the brush god ethereal  |
|   plane. He attacks using dash attacks and attacking with his   |
| 9-pronged sword. You can try to use brush techniques to counter |
| his attacks, but if you wait too long in the canvas, Ninetails  |
|   himself will use the canvas to use its own brush techniques   |
| against you. If he starts drawing, exit the canvas immediately. |
|  What you need to look out for is when Ninetails pulls out his  |
|  sword and raises it into the air. Find a lightning strike and  |
|    use Thunderstorm on the sword to split him up into smaller   |
|  fragments made up of Evil Raos. Just take them down. Each one  |
| you defeat brings down Ninetails' health, and also removes one  |
|                          of his tails.                          |
|                                                                 |
| The more tails you remove from him, the swifter he is with his  |
|    brush techniques, and the more he uses new attacks, like     |
| spewing weird substances from his tails, and digging them into  |
| the ground, making them pop up where you are. Just run and jump |
|  to avoid that one. Keep shocking him when he brings his sword  |
| up and take down the Evil Raos until Ninetails is left with one |
| tail, rendering him much less powerful, but still a force to be |
|                         reckoned with.                          |
|                                                                 |
|  His attacks are more swift now, but he cannot use brush techs! |
|  Now, all you have to do is dodge his attacks until he tires,   |
|  rendering himself vulnerable to your attacks. He still raises  |
| his sword, but shocking him this time does major damage, so you |
| can still keep doing that to him. It's just a matter of wearing |
|           him down at this point and you got him beat!          |
|                                                                 |
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Himiko's death had been avenged! Amaterasu's tenacity had
| BLADE OF KUSANAGI|  proven too much for Ninetails. The fearsome beast lay
|     ACQUIRED     |  defeated, its true nature laid bare for all to see. In
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  death, it was reduced to no more than a tired old fox. 
                      Oni Island, pining for its master, raised a din and began
to crumble. Like a funerary offering, it scattered into flowers. Otohime, who
had transformed into the Water Dragon, returned to the Dragon Palace, her role
fulfilled. Ninetails' monstrous countenance, removed from its master, moved
skyward, transforming into a wisp of pure and utter blackness. There, it joined
the spirit of its defeated master. Even Blight showed up, lending a hand to the
fallen Ninetails. Pulsing and undulating, they intertwined in midair. Then, the
black mass moved toward the land to the extreme North. Four such blackened
spirits had emerged from Orochi's corpse. Perhaps these two were off to join
their remaining brethren. Left behind were Ninetails' words about the Dark 
Lord, Yami. Could it be that this formidable creature resided to the North?
Amaterasu, sensing a dark presence, trembled.
The diminutive Issun, who had accompanied Amaterasu bravely, felt a tinge of
hesitation in his heart, for he had predicted that the journey would end when
all 13 powers were restored. With only 1 power remaining, a tiny frown creased
his face. At any rate, their next target was waiting in the frozen North. Their
adventure was far from over...

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(O)                                  RECAP                                  (O)
|Ż|=========================================================================|Ż|
| |         Divine Instruments         | Brush Techniques |   Stray Beads   | |
| |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ| |
| |----------------                    | Sunrise          | #1, #2, #3, #4  | |
| | Reflectors     |                   | Rejuvenation     | #5, #6, #7, #8  | |
| |----------------    _               | Power Slash 2    |  #11, #12, #13  | |
| | Divine Retribution | Snarling Beast| Cherry Bomb 2    |  #14, #15, #16  | |
| | Infinity Judge     | ???           | Bloom            |  #17, #18. #19  | |
| | ???                |               | Water Lily       |  #20, #21, #22  | |
| |                    Ż               | Vine             |  #23, #24, #25  | |
| |----------------                    | Waterspout       |  #27, #28, #29  | |
| | Rosaries       |                   |  |- Fountain     |  #30, #31, #32  | |
| |----------------_                   | Crescent         |  #33, #34, #36  | |
| | Devout Beads   | Life Beads        | Galestorm        |  #37, #38, #39  | |
| | Exorcism Beads | ???               |  |- Whirlwind    |  #42, #43, #44  | |
| | ???            |                   | Inferno          |  #46, #47, #48  | |
| |                Ż                   |  |- Fireburst    |  #51, #52, #53  | |
| |----------------                    | Veil of Mist     |  #54, #55, #57  | |
| | Glaives        |                   |  |- Mist Warp    |  #58, #59, #60  | |
| |----------------   _                | Catwalk          |  #61, #62, #63  | |
| | Tsumugari         | Seven Strike   | Thunderstorm     |  #64, #67, #68  | |
| | Blade of Kusanagi | ???            | ???              |  #69, #70, #71  | |
| | ???               |                |                  |       #72       | |
| |                   Ż                |                  |                 | |
| |-------------------------------------------------------|                 | |
| |             Animal Tome             | Holy Artifacts  |                 | |
| |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|                 | |
| | Sparrow     (100%) | Fox     ( 83%) |Fire Tablet   [ ]|                 | |
| | Chicken     (100%) | Raccoon ( 57%) |Peace Bell    [ ]|                 | |
| | Dog         ( 94%) | Horse   (100%) |Gold Lucky Cat[ ]|                 | |
| | Hare        ( 76%) | Tiger   (100%) |Thief's Glove [ ]|                 | |
| | Boar        ( 66%) | Mouse   (100%) |Wood Mat      [ ]|                 | |
| | Boar Piglet ( 96%) | Cat     (100%) |Golden Ink Pot[ ]|                 | |
| | Monkey      ( 45%) | Cow     (100%) |???           [ ]|                 | |
| | Pig         (100%) | ???     (  0%) |                 |                 | |
| | Deer        ( 87%) | ???     (  0%) |                 |                 | |
| | Nightingale (100%) | ???     (  0%) |                 |                 | |
| |-------------------------------------------------------------------------| |
| |               Total Sun Fragments Collected: 10 out of 15               | |
| |_________________________________________________________________________| |
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(                    T W I N  O W L S  A T  S U N D O W N                     )
 ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Well, fella...looks like we're not done with the game yet. Good thing too, this
game is way too good to end...but it will end soon...anyway, back at Watcher's
Cape, Waka will appear, telling you of the lands to the North that you must go
to, and will give you a prophecy. He will then disappear. Now, we're supposed
to head to Shinshu Field, but our return trip can actually yield tons of 
goodies. To start, go back to the Dragon Palace. You can use Orca to get there,
or warp there using a Mermaid Spring or Ultimate Origin Mirror.


+--------------------------------+
| Dragon Palace                  |
|================================+
| Items acquired |
|----------------|
| Stray Bead #73 |
+----------------+

                      We're here to get only one item, and it's very simple and
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  easy. Just head up to Otohime's throne room, and talk to
|  STRAY BEAD #73  |  her. After a short conversation, she will reward you a
|     ACQUIRED     |  Stray Bead for ridding Ryoshima of Oni Island and all its
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  evil influences. Thanks babe! Now warp back to North
                      Ryoshima Coast.


+--------------------------------+
| North Ryoshima Coast           |
|================================+
| Items acquired |
|----------------|
| Stray Bead #65 |
| Stray Bead #66 |
+----------------+

                      The first Stray Bead to get is from Urashima. Head inside 
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  hit hut on the beach near Orca. Give him the Treasure Box 
|  STRAY BEAD #66  |  you got a while back to get a Stray Bead in return! Now
|     ACQUIRED     |  exit his hut, get on Orca, and sail to Trial Island, that
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  island north of the Fishing Island. Drop down the hole to
                      face the Devil Gate Challenge! Here are the enemies for
each match.

1st: 5 Bell Guardians, 12 Headless Guardians
2nd: 4 Earth Noses, 4 Thunder Ears
3rd: 9 Headless Guardians, 3 Ubumes
4th: Jiro and Saburo
5th: 3 Ice Doom Mirrors, 3 Wind Doom Mirrors
6th: 9 Halo Guardians, 14 Headless Guardians
7th: 6 Poltergeists
8th: 5 Blue Cyclops'
9th: 12 Tube Foxes
10th: 5 Blue Ogres, 5 Red Ogres

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  If you've survived this onslaught (it's smart to save 
|  STRAY BEAD #65  |  first before taking this on) you get a Stray Bead and a 
|     ACQUIRED     |  Golden Peach for your efforts! As for any tips, in the
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  second battle, I recommend focusing on the Earth Noses.
                      They can get quite annoying with how fast they move.
Occasionally use Galestorm while dealing with them to subdue the Thunder Ears.
In the third match, GET RID OF THE UBUMES first. Their attacks seriously hurt,
and can kill you in two or three hits. You'll waste a lot of Golden Peaches and
Holy Bones if you ignore them. The strategy for the fifth battle is the same as
the second: focus on the Wind Doom Mirrors. Replace occasional Galestorm usage
with occasional Fireburst usage to subdue the Ice Doom Mirrors if they get too
annoying. The Poltergeists are hard no matter what, but Veil of Mist can slow
them down and allow easy attack. Make liberal use of the Reflector sub-weapon
counter-attack in this battle. 8th, just spam attacks on them and use 
Fireburst on them so they don't use electric attacks. The ninth isn't too hard,
but if you find your ink being drained, use any Exorcism Slip to immediately
stop it. 10th...just spam Steel Fist Sakes and Vengeance Slips. Avoid using
Exorcism Slips, as they're a waste and do very little damage to them. Your new
Glaive deals damage better than the Slips, especially if upgraded with Gold
Dust and with a Steel Fist Sake. These tips made me get through the battles
without having to use a continue with an Astral Pouch, whereas not following 
these tips made me waste a lot of Golden Peaches.

After that horrific trial, save, then head to Sei-an City.


+--------------------------------+
| Sei-an City (Both Quarters)    |
|================================+---+
| Items acquired | Abilities learned |
|----------------|-------------------|
| Stray Bead #49 |      Deluge       |
| Stray Bead #50 |                   |
|  Water Tablet  |                   |
|Travel Guide #25|                   |
| Trinity Mirror |                   |
+------------------------------------+

First, head to the Aristocratic Quarter. Pass the guards to Himiko's Palace 
with Veil of Mist, head up the stairs, and go around to behind the main 
entrance. See the pedestal with water, and the four rocks out at sea? Use 
Waterspout to sprinkle water on all those rocks and it will rain briefly. 
Congrats, you have learned Nuregami's second hidden power, Deluge!

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        ( !!Brush Technique Learned!! )
                         |______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______|
                         |      |    Deluge    |     |
                        /        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       \
                        |   Draw two vertical lines   |
                        |  parallel to each other to  |
                        | unleash a divine rainstorm! |
                        -------------------------------

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Issun doesn't remember exactly how to perform Deluge, but
| TRAVEL GUIDE #25 |  a chest appears nearby which contains a Travel Guide that
|     ACQUIRED     |  explains it. Now enter the Emperor's Palace. He has a
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  new item that you can trade Demon Fangs for. It's the
                      Water Tablet. This nifty little item lets you walk on
water when equipped. No need for Water Lily anymore! And you only need 100 
Demon Fangs to purchase it. Once you got that, head to the Commoners' Quarters.

Remember that thief? Yeah. Make it night, and Power Slash rocks until you find
him. For this last race against him, you may have to use electricity to stop
one of his clones. To do that, there's a ghost that appears on the west side of
town only at night. This ghost, named Raiden, is an electrical source. You can
use him to fuel your Thunderstorm technique. After the thief is apprehended,
you can get his last stolen item, the Tao Mask. Head back up to the Tao 
                      Headquarters that is floating about the city, and give
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  the guy who's missing a mask the Tao Mask. As thanks for
|  STRAY BEAD #49  |  retrieving the mask for him, you get 50 Praise. Talk to
|     ACQUIRED     |  him again for a Stray Bead and some mysterious 
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  information about Waka. Leave the HQ. Now, remember
                      Camille and Camellia? How Camille wouldn't believe in
gods unless some trees sprouted in front of her and then it immediately rained?
Well, do that. Spawn some trees in front of her, then use
Deluge. Camille will now believe in gods and you will get  +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
50 Praise. Talk to her again and you will get a Stray      |  STRAY BEAD #50  |
                      Bead from Camellia. Now, head to     |     ACQUIRED     |
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  the Weapon Dealer to find a new      +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
|  TRINITY MIRROR  |  Divine Instrument: the Trinity
|     ACQUIRED     |  Mirror, a new Reflector! A shame that we just got a new
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  one, since we got the Blade of Kusanagi just recently. Oh
                      well, save, then head out to Ryoshima Coast.


+--------------------------------+
| Ryoshima Coast                 |
|================================++
| Items acquired | Treasure found |
|----------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #41 | Coral Fragment |
| Stray Bead #45 | Coral Fragment |
|  Golden Peach  |   Glass Beads  |
|Inkfinity Stone |     Pearl      |
| Vengeance Slip |  Glass Beads   |
|Traveler's Charm| Coral Fragment |
|  Mermaid Coin  |Lacquerware Set |
|Steel Soul Sake |   Bull Horn    |
|                |  Wooden Bear   |
|                |  Snake Statue  |
|                | Kutani Pottery |
+---------------------------------+

First thing to do, find Hayate. He's Ryoshima's mail carrier. You get 
challenged to a race. Racing him is exactly like Ida from Shinshu Field: catch
up to him and headbutt him. You have to race him three times, and each race
                      becomes available after a day passes at this point in the
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  game. After winning the third race, Hayate gives you a
|  STRAY BEAD #45  |  Stray Bead. He also mentions his big brother Ida. So they
|     ACQUIRED     |  are related! Interesting. Now, remember that iron rock at
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  the beach near the Merchant? Power Slash it to reveal a
                      clover. Dig and Bloom it. There's another of these iron
rocks in a room by a pond on the way to the Guardian Sapling. Once you got 
those clovers, put on your Water Tablet, and head towards the sunken ship. Once
on it, move to the west side and climb up the fallen pole
to reach the upperdeck, where two treasures await. Open    +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
the chests to reveal a Golden Peach and a Stray Bead. Now  |  STRAY BEAD #41  |
it's time to explore the various rock islands around near  |     ACQUIRED     |
this Sunken Ship. Head far to the south, the big western-  +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
most rock. There's two clamshells here, and one of them
is underwater in the dip in the middle. The one on land has a Coral Fragment, 
the underwater one has an Inkfinity Stone. Run east to the next rock.

There's two clamshells. One of them has a Coral Fragment, the other has a Glass
Beads. There's a rock that's underwater just north of here, with a clamshell on
its tip. Power Slash it open and grab the Pearl. Head northeast to the next
underwater rock that's north of the mess of rock islands. Power Slash the clam-
shell that you see for a Vengeance Slip. Now, looking at the map, get on the
western rock island that's north of the "Husband-and-Wife Islands", the ones
that are connected by a rope bridge. There are three clamshells on this rock
island, and they contain a Glass Beads, a Coral Fragment, and a Traveler's
Charm. Head to the next underwater rock and Power Slash the clamshell for a
Lacquerware Set. Get on the next rock island to find two clamshells. Open them
for a Mermaid Coin and a Bull Horn.

Approach the Husband-and-Wife Islands. There's three clamshells between them.
Open them for a Wooden Bear, a Snake Statue, and a Steel Soul Sake. Now it's
time to head back to shore. Save at the Ultimate Origin Mirror, and before you
leave for City Checkpoint, drop down into that pond with the small island in
the middle. Use Catwalk on the tower so you can climb it and open the chest at
the top for a Kutani Pottery. Now you can head to the City Checkpoint.


+----------------+
| City Checkpoint|
|================+
| Items acquired |
|----------------|
| Stray Bead #40 |
+----------------+

Drop down to the big river, make sure you still have the Water Tablet equipped.
                      Run to the north side of the river to find an island with 
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  a wilted tree, a clover, and a buried chest. Bloom the 
|  STRAY BEAD #40  |  tree and the clover, then dig up the chest. Open it for a 
|     ACQUIRED     |  Stray Bead. Now head back to the south side so that you
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  can get back up, and head east to Taka Pass.


+--------------------------------+
| Taka Pass                      |
|================================+----------------+
| Items acquired |  Animals fed  | Treasure found |
|----------------|---------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #26 |  36% Monkey   |    Crystal     |
|   Godly Charm  |               |                |
+-------------------------------------------------+

Remember Bingo? Well, there's a hard piece of raised ground near him, with
light shining through it. Dig through it to reveal a hole. Drop down to reveal
                      a beautiful spring. Bloom the trees and clovers, feed the
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Monkeys, and open the chests for a Godly Charm, a
|  STRAY BEAD #26  |  Crystal, and a Stray Bead! Now exit. Now to cover some
|     ACQUIRED     |  clovers. Head towards the path to Kusa Village, but stop
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  around the start of it to find a Kabegami statue. Use
                      Catwalk to create a path up to a small ledge up and to
the left of the statue, and climb it to find a clover. Dig and Bloom it, then
head up to the upper area. As soon as you come out of the tunnel, look left to
find an iron rock. Power Slash it then dig and Bloom the clover underneath. Now
enter Kusa Village, straight to the Gale Shrine, and enter it. Make sure you're
well-equipped with Exorcism Slips and Holy Bones.


+----------------+
| Gale Shrine    |
|================+
| Items acquired |
|----------------|
| Stray Bead #35 |
+----------------+

If you're in the area where the camera is at a side view, just continue until
you reach a pond in the middle of the room with a path leading west and one
leading north. Take the north path, through the tunnel, to find Princess Fuse
and her five Canine Warriors. This is a challenge, an optional battle...you 
must fight the Canine Warriors, called the Kusa 5. Prepare for a tough battle!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
(  BOSS |       |    )                                        \
 )~~~~~~        |   (                                          \
(        Kusa 5 |    )                                          \
 )--------------    (                                            \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|  There's not much really to explain about the Kusa 5. They're   |
| basically the Canine Warriors you fought earlier in the story,  |
|  but you're fighting four of them at a time...at least for the  |
|  first match. I suggest using Reflectors for combat, as those   |
|  seem to make you the most nimble to be able to dodge attacks   |
|     mid-combo. Plus, you have Trinity Mirror, which is your     |
|  strongest Reflector. All I suggest is using Steel Soul Sakes,  |
|    maybe a few Steel Fist Sakes, and Holy Bones. If you find    |
| yourself having trouble, use Vengeance Slips and liberal use of |
|  Exorcism Slips. The last dog gets crazy with his attacks when  |
| his health is down to half, so be careful. Spam Exorcism Slips  |
|                to cool him down if you need to.                 |
|                                                                 |
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  If you managed to make it through all three consecutive
|  STRAY BEAD #35  |  battles, Princess Fuse will reward you with a Stray Bead!
|     ACQUIRED     |  Once that's done, go back to Kusa Village, save, then
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  head to Agata Forest.


+----------------+
| Agata Forest   |
|================+
| Treasure found |
|----------------|
|   Bull Statue  |
+----------------+

As soon as you enter, get into the rushing river and run east. You'll find a
ledge with a clover on it. Bloom it for 50 Praise! Now on the north side of the
log bridge, there's an iron rock. Power Slash it then dig and Bloom the clover
beneath for more Praise. Head out into the Forest now, heading towards Tsuta
Ruins' entrance. There's a hard ground there, with a chest buried inside. Dig
up the chest and open it for the last zodiac treasure, the Bull Statue. Now,
remember, nearby, you blew open a wall and it only contained a tower and a cat
statue? Well, head in there, use Catwalk to get to the top of the tower, and
dig up and Bloom the clover.

Head up to Hitoshio Spring, up on the northwest corner. There's a clover 
beneath some hard ground next to the spring. Dig it up and Bloom it, man. Enter
Shinshu Field from up here.


+--------------------------------+
| Shinshu Field                  |
|================================+----------------+
| Items acquired |  Animals fed  | Treasure found |
|----------------|---------------|----------------|
|  Gimmick Gear  |   12% Hare    |     Pearl      |
|                |               | Kutani Pottery |
|                |               |    Crystal     |
+-------------------------------------------------+

Up here on this ledge, you'll find a clover beneath some hard ground. Dig and
Bloom, then drop down. (You don't need the Water Tablet on anymore, so you can
take it off and put on something else you want.) Man...there's a thunderstorm
brewing here. Nevertheless, we're out to get stuff. There's another clover 
under hard ground near the Sapling, dig and Bloom that. Find Ida around here
and race him one last time. If you win, he gives you a Gimmick Gear! We'll use
that in a second. Head to the Nameless Man's kiln, as he has another vase for
us. Grab it and take it to the altar that's up the zig-zag path for some 
Praise. Make a day pass, and return to the Nameless Man for another vase. Take
this one to the altar on the left shore after going down the ramp towards Lake
Harami for more Praise. The Nameless Man will have one last vase waiting for
us...later in the game. So, right now, look along the east cliff for a Kabegami
statue. Use Catwalk to head up to a new area of Shinshu Field.

Head towards the north side to find a Devil Gate. It shouldn't be hard to clear
this one. After the battle, you should get some Praise and reveal a group of
Hares. Feed them. There's also a clover up here. Bloom it. Now head the other
way up here, towards the structure that has lightning shooting towards it. You
will find another Devil Gate just off the path. Clear it for some Praise and
another group of Hares. Feed them. Now head off towards the very east end to
find a clover. Bloom it. Now, also up here are two dig spots, both found within
clumps of grass in the far extremities of this area, which is the far north,
and the far east. Dig them up for a Pearl and a Kutani Pottery. Now approach
that structure. Open the chest in front of it for a Crystal. Now, inspect the
structure to find a sculpture of a sword sticking out of it. Use Thunderstorm
on that sword and the structure will open. Now, before entering it, head to
Kamiki Village.


+--------------------------------+
| Kamiki Village                 |
|================================++
| Items acquired | Treasure found |
|----------------|----------------|
|Exorcism Slip S | Kutani Pottery |
|                |   Glass Beads  |
+---------------------------------+

Just head up to Sakuya's Konohana tree, making sure to go through the arch, and
Power Slash the fruit down for a Kutani Pottery. Head back, but start climbing
those rafter things where you got a Stray Bead before. Remember that higher
chest from before? Well, you can head up there easily now that you have double
jump. Get up there and open it for a Glass Beads. Now there's one last thing.
Look towards the north when near Ume, the Canine Warrior. You should see a 
ledge with a chest. Yes, I actually missed this from before, sue me. 
(...Actually don't sue me, I'm broke.) Double or wall jump up there and open it
for an Exorcism Slip S. Now save if you want to, and warp to Sei-an City from
Shinshu Field's Mermaid Spring. Why? Because we're going to use that Gimmick
Gear.


+--------------------------------+
| Sei-an City (Arist. Qtrs.)     |
|================================+---+
| Items acquired | Abilities learned |
|----------------|-------------------|
| Stray Bead #56 |    Thunderbolt    |
|Travel Guide #26|                   |
+------------------------------------+

Head up to Gen's clocktower on the northwest side. On one side is a Kabegami
statue. Use Catwalk to climb up to a high entrance, and, well...enter it. Gen
here is one step away from completing his (hers? its?) invention, but is 
missing one part, that Gimmick Gear. So, give it to Gen. Talk to Gen again and
the machine will start, the camera pointing to some bulbs. Trace a jagged line
as shown between the bulbs, and if successful (the game is picky with this too,
much like that kanji symbol) a lightning bolt will strike. You now have 
unlocked the power of Thunderbolt!

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        ( !!Brush Technique Learned!! )
                         |______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______|
                         |      | Thunderbolt  |     |
                        /        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       \
                        |   Draw a lightning symbol   |
                        |   using the Thunderstorm    |
                        | power to summon lightning!  |
                        -------------------------------

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  A chest will appear, containing a Travel Guide that
| TRAVEL GUIDE #26 |  explains this further, so grab it.   +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
|     ACQUIRED     |  Now, see the thunder chest here?     |  STRAY BEAD #56  |
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Open it with your new power to get   |     ACQUIRED     |
                      a Stray Bead! Nice. Now exit, warp   +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
to Shinshu Field, approach that structure, and enter it.


+--------------------------------+
| Kamui                          |
|================================+------------------------------------+
| Items acquired | Abilities learned |  Animals fed  | Treasure found |
|----------------|-------------------|---------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #74 |   Cherry Bomb 3   |    3% Hare    | Amber Tassels  |
| Stray Bead #75 |                   |    17% Fox    |Amethyst Tassels|
| Stray Bead #76 |                   |   66% Bear    |White Porc. Pot |
| Stray Bead #77 |                   |   31% Sheep   |     Pearl      |
| Stray Bead #78 |                   |   50% Crane   |  Silver Watch  |
|  Sun Fragment  |                   |               |  Etched Glass  |
|Travel Guide #28|                   |               |    Crystal     |
|Travel Guide #29|                   |               |                |
|  Gold Dust x2  |                   |               |                |
| Vengeance Slip |                   |               |                |
|Exorcism Slip L |                   |               |                |
|  Golden Peach  |                   |               |                |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------+

Welcome to the frigid lands of Kamui! This region is actually our last stop on
Nippon, but don't let that fool you. We actually get to spend a lot of time
here, like with the Ryoshima region. Head through the tunnel to emerge to the
snowy lands...apparently a blizzard is occuring. We need to find some shelter!
There's an Ultimate Origin Mirror here that we can save at. Follow the path and
you will meet new enemy types, the Namahages. They are basically Imp reskins,
except stronger. Nothing special. After the battle, look around for a hut, and
enter it. There's a fire here! Uh oh...Ammy spots someone at the other side of
the fire. Ammy and the man step around the fire, and the man exits the hut.
Follow him! You'll find him out there, sword drawn. Time for a battle!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
(  BOSS |       |    )                                        \
 )~~~~~~        |   (                                          \
(           ??? |    )                                          \
 )--------------    (                                            \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|  This guy basically fights just like Evil Rao. Well, a bit. He  |
|  constantly summons daggers that speed towards your direction.  |
| Power Slash them back to knock him out, leaving him vulnerable. |
|  Don't get too close to him, or you'll get slashed. Overall, he |
| is a bit simple...at least at first. After his first health bar |
|  is depleted, he transforms into a dog beast, starting the 2nd  |
|    phase of the battle. He attacks similarly to Tei, but can    |
|  freeze you with his attacks. He may also create two images of  |
|   himself to gang up on you. Those can be destroyed with one    |
| attack, dropping a Spirit Globe M to heal with. Just do hit and |
|              run attacks until the battle is over.              |
|                                                                 |
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

After the battle, he commends your battling skills, and reveals his name to be
Oki. He tells you that Kamui is under this harsh blizzard because the twin
demons have re-appeared, Lechku and Nechku. Oki will take the sword, Kutone,
and will awaken it by slaying monsters until it glows silver. Anyway, head on
northward, and you'll find that this place has been stricken by a cursed zone
as well. Damn. Head along to find Yoichi again! After talking to him, the 
camera will adjust itself. When he fires an arrow, use Thunderstorm on it. It
will strike the rock he's been hitting, and break it apart, revealing a 
Guardian Sapling! Nice! You will get 50 Praise (if you don't skip the cutscene)
and he will leave. Now simply Bloom the Guardian Sapling and watch this place
turn back to its normal self!

Now, behind you are some Sheep. You can feed them with herbs. After those, head
back towards the tunnel to Shinshu Field. On the snow somewhere off the path
are some Bears. Feed them with fish. Head back to near the Guardian Sapling and
head east along a path towards a lake. Along the way are some Foxes to feed.
Continue on. At the lake area, you'll find Kokari and Ume here! Next to them
is a group of Cranes. Feed them fish. Now, you can talk to Kokari here and fish
to your heart's content, but you don't get anything special from it besides
filling up your Fish Tome. Now, you may notice another building here...yep! It
is the Dojo! Since this is a new place, there are some new moves available, so
enter it. For any recommended moves...not really, though I suppose you need
Hardhead. It's a special technique that upgrades your headbutt/tackle and makes
it more powerful, able to break rocks. If it doesn't do it, no problem! More
use with it levels it up to the point where you can even break iron rocks and
possibly diamond rocks. Wow! You may learn any other techniques that you can
afford (though I would recommend staying somewhere above 700,000 Yen to save
for later).

Back out to where Kokari is, there's a chest that is frozen in ice. Use Inferno
on it from a nearby torch to open it, revealing a White Porcelain Pot. Head
along north past the Guardian Sapling to encounter a new enemy, the Igloo 
Turtle. It's basically like the Bud Ogre and Chimera, so attack it until it is
stunned, then use Inferno from its tail onto its igloo body and attack the doll
to damage it. After the battle, move north along the upper path until you see a
sign that says "To Wep'keer." There's a Bear here to feed. Do so, then look up 
and to your right to spot a Konohana Blossom. Vine up to it to find a clover. 
Bloom it, then blow open the cracked rock with a Cherry Bomb. Head through to
find a hard spot on the ground with two glowing cracks in it. One Cherry Bomb
isn't enough to blow this up, so create two Cherry Bombs on it to blast it 
open. Drop down to find a Divine Spring. Before depositing your money, bloom
the clovers and wilted trees down here. Now deposit 300,000 Yen to unlock
further power in the Cherry Bomb technique!

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        ( !!Brush Technique Learned!! )
                         |______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______|
                         |      |Cherry Bomb 3 |     |
                        /        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       \
                        | Cherry Bomb is now powered  |
                        |  up! You can summon three   |
                        |    Cherry Bombs at once.    |
                        -------------------------------

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  A treasure chest shows up, containing a Travel Guide that
| TRAVEL GUIDE #28 |  explains this further. It's really self-explanatory
|     ACQUIRED     |  anyway, but take it either way. Exit, then drop down from
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  here. Near that Bear you fed is an iron rock. Power Slash
                      it and bloom the clover underneath. Head down the path
and do some business with the Oina merchant, like selling treasures you got.
Especially if you were fishing with Kokari! That ought to up your Yen back up
a little. Return to Yoichi's hut to find a frozen chest. Open it with Inferno
for a Pearl. Now get on the frozen lake and head back south a little bit to 
find an "island." Bloom the clover there, feed the Bears on the ice nearby, and 
dig up the hard spot here to reveal a hole. Drop down. Inside, you will find...
another Blockhead. Ugh. This one calls himself Blockhead Grande, and has a
total of EIGHT weak points. Yeah...I DEFINITELY recommend the methods that I
recommended back on the Blockhead at Oni Island. Though, I'm not too fast for
my recommendation, so I got this purely by chance,         
getting an easy-to-remember sequence after dozens of       +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
tries. If you manage it, 50 Praise and three chests will   |  STRAY BEAD #78  |
appear, containing a Gold Dust, a Silver Pocket Watch,     |     ACQUIRED     |
and a Stray Bead. Phew! Bloom the clovers and trees, use   +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
the Gold Dust on one of your new weapons, and exit. Head
a little north to find a Devil Gate off of the ice. Clear it for 50 Praise and
to reveal a Mermaid Spring! Now we can warp out of here if we want to.

Look around here for another hut. There's some Sheep that you can feed. Move
northward to find another Devil Gate. Clear it for 50 Praise. Now, see the 
bridge? Head under it to find some Hares. Feed them. Now look around the west
cliff to find a tunnel. Head through to find out it's a massive bear cave! Look
around for an iced chest. Melt the ice with Inferno and grab the Vengeance Slip
                      from it. Now, here, you'll have a choice to make...left?  
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Or right? left. Do a running double jump to the pillar 
| TRAVEL GUIDE #29 |  with a chest on it, and open it for a Travel Guide. Do a
|     ACQUIRED     |  running double jump to the next ledge (or double jump 
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  then mid-air tackle) and melt the frozen chest for an
                      Exorcism Slip L. Follow the tunnel. At the end, you'll
find a diamond rock. Can't slash that yet, but there are some Bears here as 
well! Feed them, return to the fork, and take the right path this time, 
Blooming the clover along the way. At the end of the
tunnel is another Bear, and a frozen chest. Feed the       +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
Bear and melt open the chest for a Stray Bead. Now exit    |  STRAY BEAD #75  |
this cave. Follow the snowy path, passing the bridge and   |     ACQUIRED     |
heading east, to find an iron rock. Power Slash it and     +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
Bloom the clover underneath. Head towards the cliff with
the giant red marking to find some Bears. Feed them, head back to the bridge,
and cross it, going up the path. Before actually entering a new area though,
drop down to a ledge. Make sure it's the higher ledge. There's a clover that
you can dig up and Bloom here. Do so, and drop down again.

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Down here, look around for a chest. Open it for a Stray
|  STRAY BEAD #76  |  Bead. Now, the first thing you saw was probably a glowing
|     ACQUIRED     |  crack in a frozen waterfall. Blow it up and go through
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  the tunnel to find a hard dig spot.
                      Dig through it to find a hole, drop  +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
down it. Inside, fight the last Bandit Spider of the game  |   SUN FRAGMENT   |
for a brand new Sun Fragment! Yay! The Devil Gate          |     ACQUIRED     |
Challenge here won't be available until later, so exit,    +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
leave the tunnel, and follow the frozen water until you
drop down to another ledge. Feed the Cranes and open the chest for Amethyst
Tassels. Drop down. Now to look for dig spots! Yep...

- Near the Dojo in front of a snow pile.
- Amidst some Cranes near Kokari.
- On a snowy ledge south of the Mermaid Spring.
- On snow beside a snow pile near Wali's hut.
- On the south side near where the last group of Bears are, next to a pillar.
- On the north side near where the last group of Bears are, between a tree and
 a pillar.

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  The treasures are, in order...Stray Bead, Etched Glass,
| TWO STRAY BEADS  |  Amber Tassels, Stray Bead, Crystal, and Golden Peach. Now
|     ACQUIRED     |  we do one last thing before we head to the next area...
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  head towards that second hut by the frozen lake and enter
                      it. Inside is Wali, an Oina who is being oppressed by
demons trying to kill him. He'll give you his Record of Penance, a list of the
assassin monsters, and will beg you to take them all out. Alright, we'll do it.
Here are the locations, only found at night, mind you.

- In front of Wali's hut.
- Next to the "island" that contained Blockhead Grande.
- On the east snow bank of the frozen lake. (May only appear after having taken
 down the others.)
- On the ice at the foot of the frozen waterfall near Wep'keer.
- Near the last group of Bears.

After defeating them all and striking the names off, return the Record to Wali
to get a Gold Dust from him. Now head to the next area, which is fully up that
upwards path beside the frozen waterfall.


+--------------------------------+
| Wep'keer                       |
|================================+----------------+
| Items acquired |  Animals fed  | Treasure found |
|----------------|---------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #80 |    4% Hare    |  Jade Tassels  |
| Stray Bead #81 |   20% Bear    |    Crystal     |
| Stray Bead #82 |   53% Sheep   |White Porc. Pot |
| Stray Bead #83 |   21% Crane   |  Etched Glass  |
|  Sun Fragment  |               | Kutani Pottery |
|   Res. Beads   |               |                |
|  Gold Dust x2  |               |                |
|Exorcism Slip M |               |                |
+-------------------------------------------------+

Well, welcome to the Oina village, Wep'keer. Up ahead on the snow is a clover 
between two totems. Bloom that, then look right to see a hut. On its side by 
the cliff face are some Hares. Also near this hut is a set of stairs. Take them 
up to a clover and some Cranes to feed. Go back down, and head toward the 
Merchant...wait, there's no Merchant here? Oh well. Head up the stairs. You 
have a choice of two paths here, so take the right path towards the enclosed
area. Past the hut here is the Snowy Waterfall. There's a clover and some Sheep
                      to feed. Before leaving this area, look around for an
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  alcove. There's a Bear here to feed, and a chest. After
|  STRAY BEAD #81  |  feeding the Bear, open the chest for a Stray Bead! Now
|     ACQUIRED     |  get back to the village, and take the other path, passing
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  a closed door, and coming up to another hut. Feed the
                      Sheep here, then cross the small bridge behind the hut
to find more Sheep and a clover. Once your business is done, head back and
continue climbing to the top. Approach the hut up here to find an Oina! Finally
some residence! This one is named Samickle. He proclaims himself the new Chief,
as the elder is severely weakened from having fought demons. He hastily tells
you to leave, and for Issun to go back to his own village, provided it hasn't
been buried in snow by now.

Well, we can't do anything I suppose...look around near the hut for the last
set of animals in this area, a couple of Bears. Feed them and be on your way
back down. I guess coming here was all for naught...at least we got a Stray 
Bead and fed some animals. Let's leave. ...Uh? Who's there? An Oina? A girl
Oina? Huh. What's she want? She wants you to come over to her place? Ehehehe...
I wonder why? You'll automatically arrive at her hut, and she will talk to you
about what's happened in this village. Yeah, wasn't what you thought, eh? She
tells you more about those twin owl demons, Lechku and Nechku, and how they
brought on this fierce blizzard upon the region of Kamui. Once that story is
over with, talk to her again to learn about Oki. Contrary to what Oki said, he
actually took the sacred sword, Kutone, without permission. Well isn't that a
kick in the crevice. Another thing, is Lika, Kai's little sister (Kai is who
we're talking to) has gone missing. Wow, a lot has happened...suddenly, you'll
hear a howl. Kai says that that was Kemu, he wishes to see us. Alright, let's
leave this hut.

Just climb up to the top and enter the hut. Kemu will notice Issun 
"bad-mouthing" him, and will try to smack the senses out of us for some reason!
Just headbutt him to start a conversation. This Lika girl is very important, as
she's gained spiritual power beyond comprehension. She doesn't even know it,
but she has the power to do the Volcanic Incantation, which keeps Kamui warm
enough to be habitable. Without that, all life would die out in Kamui. So 
rescuing this little Oina girl is our top priority in keeping Kamui from 
becoming a wasteland. Well, we've got a task on our hands. He marks the place
where Lika might be on Kamui, and it's somewhere in Yoshpet Forest. This is the
forest of deception, and there are many paths you could take, but you might
find yourself lost if you take the wrong path. Is anyone reminded of Zelda's
Lost Woods, or is it just me? Anyway, he'll spread word to all the Oina to let
you into their homes, and suggests that we gather some stuff that we need 
before we set out. Yes sir!

Follow the path down until you pass two huts and come to a door against a cliff
face. Head through the door to come to a sub-area of the village. This little
kid here wants to see the biggest snowball possible. Alright, see the small
snowball there? Roll it around this area along the clumps of snow. Just keep
doing it until the snowball is so big that it almost covers the screen. Avoid
rolling it near torches or it will melt. Once the snowball is huge, roll it 
back to the kid. If it's big enough, you'll get 50 Praise! Before exiting this
area, there are three frozen chests around here, all by the cliff faces. Open
them for a Crystal, a White Porcelain Pot, and an Exorcism Slip M. Now exit.
                      Back at the actual village, the Merchant should be back 
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  where he's supposed to be, so go see what he has in his 
|RESURRECTION BEADS|  shop. The most notable things are the new Divine 
|     ACQUIRED     |  Instrument and the two Gold Dusts he has! Buy them, as
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  well as stock up on any Feedbags. Now, for the obligatory
                      dig spots! You knew they were coming...

- Near the Hares by the first hut.
- Near the Cranes near the first hut.
- By the hut closest to the Merchant.
- On the corner of the ledge by Kai's hut.
- Amidst the two Bears by Kemu's hut.
- In the back alcove of the Snowball Playground.

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  The treasures are, in order...Jade Tassels, Stray Bead,
|THREE STRAY BEADS |  Etched Glass, Stray Bead, Kutani Pottery, and Stray Bead.
|     ACQUIRED     |  Phew! Lots of stuff. Save, then head towards the south
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  exit to find Kai. Issun will tell Kai that Ammy (you, of
                      course) will find Lika. However, Kai insists that she
lead the way, because she apparently knows everything. She'll go ahead and meet
you at the edge of the forest. Before going though, climb
back up to Kai's hut and get behind it to the small        +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
bridge. Drop down to find a hidden area of a frozen        |   SUN FRAGMENT   |
waterfall. Open the chest here for a Sun Fragment! Now     |     ACQUIRED     |
follow Kai out of Wep'keer...but Issun tells you that you  +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
can't even enter Yoshpet Forest unless an Oina grants you
access. Well, none of the Oina here in Wep'keer can do that for us, so let's
try heading toward Ezofuji, the area north of this village. So, head up to the
top of the village, up to Kemu's hut, and past it, up to Ezofuji.


+--------------------------------+
| Kamui (Ezofuji)                |
|================================+------------------------------------+
| Items acquired | Abilities learned |  Animals fed  | Treasure found |
|----------------|-------------------|---------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #84 |   Power Slash 3   |  19% Monkey   |  Etched Glass  |
| Stray Bead #85 |                   |  43% Raccoon  |White Porc. Pot |
| Stray Bead #86 |                   |   14% Bear    |  Silver Watch  |
| Stray Bead #87 |                   |   16% Sheep   |                |
|  Sun Fragment  |                   |   29% Crane   |                |
|Travel Guide #27|                   |               |                |
|Travel Guide #30|                   |               |                |
|   Sewaprolo    |                   |               |                |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------+

                      Welcome to the plains at the foot of the Ezofuji mounts! 
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Head forward past the giant gate, and you'll come to a 
| TRAVEL GUIDE #27 |  shrine, an Origin Mirror, and a chest. Save, and open the
|     ACQUIRED     |  chest for a Travel Guide. You can approach the shrine and
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  investigate it to find out that this is where the sword
                      Kutone used to rest. It provides a great view of Laochi
Lake and the Ezofuji mountains. It's also dedicated to the Ark of Yamato, the
ark there that you see that is halfway sunken and frozen in the lake. Anyway,
viewing the map, there's a path we can take that winds around the Lake to the
entrance to Wawku Shrine at the base of the mountains, so let's follow that
path. Along the way, you'll encounter Raccoons and Bears, so you might as well
feed them.

At the top, you'll find some giant doors. These are the doors to the Wawku 
Shrine. We can't enter it yet though, obviously. There's an Oina hut up here
though, accompanied by another Origin Mirror. You can save again, but it's not
necessary. Enter the hut and talk to the Oina there named Tuskle. This shaman
here tells you of the legend of the Ark of Yamato, how, years ago, it served as
the vessel of the Celestials, who used to live up in the Celestial Plains. It
was used by the Celestials to escape the Celestial Plains when it became 
overrun with evil. However, unknown to the Celestials, demons such as Orochi,
Spider Queen, and the like have hidden themselves in the Ark of Yamato, and
slaughtered the Celestials, leaving the Ark of Yamato to plunge from the sky
down into Laochi Lake. Those demons have escaped and wrecked havoc upon Nippon.
However, amidst all this, one Celestial has survived, and has hidden himself
somewhere in Nippon. Hm...I wonder who that could be?

After the story, we get to what we originally visited her for, access to 
Yoshpet! She gives us the Sewaprolo, the key to break the Oina crest blocking
Yoshpet. Now, you may have heard about that Day of Darkness...it's the lunar
eclipse which blocks the sun every 100 years. They say it's only a few days
away, but that's only rhetorical. You can have as many days pass with using
Sunrise and Crescent, but it'll never happen until the story makes it happen,
so don't worry about it. (The Day of Darkness is dangerous for us because it,
well, blocks the sun. Seeing as Amaterasu is the sun god, it could be bad for
us.) Exit the hut to go for some exploration of this area! Look off down from
the cliff side to find a ledge below. Get yourself above it (the pop-up map may
help) and drop down to it. There's some Monkeys here to feed, a diamond rock,
and an iron rock. Feed the Monkeys, then Power Slash the iron rock to find a
hole underneath. Drop down to find a Divine Spring! Bloom the clovers and 
wilted trees, then deposit 360,000 Yen to power up your Power Slash!

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        ( !!Brush Technique Learned!! )
                         |______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______|
                         |      |Power Slash 3 |     |
                        /        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       \
                        | Power Slash is now powered  |
                        |  up! Slay demons with ease  |
                        | and cut apart diamond rocks!|
                        -------------------------------

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Yep! Your Power Slash has been fully upgraded and can now
| TRAVEL GUIDE #30 |  cut through the hardest of substances! A treasure chest
|     ACQUIRED     |  appears which contains a Travel Guide explaining it
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  further, but it's pretty self-explanatory. Grab it and
                      exit. Thankfully, we can test our upgraded Power Slash
on the diamond rock here! Cut through it, enjoy your feeling of overwhelming
power, and dig up and Bloom the clover that was underneath for lots of Praise.
Now jump down, and head towards the southwest alcove that you see on the map.
In there are some Cranes to feed. Now move along to the north side, looking up 
towards the cliff. You should find a Konohana Blossom above a ledge. Vine to 
it, then drop down. Feed the Sheep and bloom the Clover. Now, Vine up to the 
next ledge to the west, and drop down to it. Dig up and
Bloom the two clovers here, as well as digging up the      +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
                      chest here for a Stray Bead. Vine    |  STRAY BEAD #86  |
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  up even further to an even higher    |     ACQUIRED     |
|   SUN FRAGMENT   |  ledge. Open the chest for a Sun      +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
|     ACQUIRED     |  Fragment! Follow the ledge. You
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  will eventually stumble upon a       +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
                      clover, rock, and buried chest.      |  STRAY BEAD #85  |
Bloom the clover, then dig up the chest for another Stray  |     ACQUIRED     |
Bead! Phew. Drop down, then head to the east side of the   +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
                      Lake. You'll see another ledge with
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  a Konohana Blossom by it. Vine up there to find a frozen
|  STRAY BEAD #84  |  chest and a burning chest. Melt the frozen chest first
|     ACQUIRED     |  using the burning chest for yet another Stray Bead, and
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  then extinguish the burning chest with Galestorm and open
                      it for an Etched Glass. Now, there's another Konohana
Blossom nearby. Vine to it, then vine to the next. Jump off onto the small 
ledge where Monkeys and a clover are. After your business, jump off.

Now, there's one last area we need to go to. Unfortunately we cannot reach it
from here. Looking at the map, you can probably guess what it is: the enclosed
area on the southeast that has an Ultimate Origin Mirror. Head back to 
                      Wep'keer, save, then use Mist Warp to warp back to this 
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  area. Yep, you're here! Feed the Bear here, then open the
|  STRAY BEAD #87  |  three chests here for a White Porcelain Pot, a Silver
|     ACQUIRED     |  Pocket Watch, and a Stray Bead. Dang, lotsa stuff here! 
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Mist Warp back to Wep'keer, and head out south to Kamui.
                      Head towards the alcove where the red circle is on your
map, and you will encounter a new enemy, the Bull Charger. This enemy basically
attacks like the Ogres, except these aren't usually paired with a second Bull
Charger. Nonetheless, they are still dangerous. They use ice powers, so it 
would be advised to use fire to your advantage whenever you can. Summon fire
with Fireburst if you have to. After the battle, approach the wall with the
Oina crest, and it will fade away, due to your Sewaprolo. Continue on into the
"consuming forest"...


+--------------------------------+
| Yoshpet Forest                 |
|================================+----------------+
| Items acquired |  Animals fed  | Treasure found |
|----------------|---------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #88 |    5% Hare    |Cat Eye Tassels |
| Stray Bead #89 |   34% Boar    |    Crystal     |
|  Holy Bone S   |4% Boar Piglet |     Pearl      |
|  Holy Bone M   |   13% Deer    |White Porc. Pot |
|  Godly Charm   |               |  Etched Glass  |
|Steel Soul Sake |               | Kutani Pottery |
+-------------------------------------------------+

Walk on forward after Issun gives you a little lesson on the name of this
forest, and you'll find Waka. Not this guy again... After some talk, he reveals
that he's looking for a heavenly ark, then disappears. Well, forget him. Head
along to find Kai! Before approaching her, save at the Origin Mirror. Agree to
go with her. Now, she says that the trees in this forest emit a pollen that can
confuse beasts, so we can't stay here in the forest for too long. She says to
follow her, plus we have five minutes. I'll tell you where to get stuff (there
are no buried treasures I'm sure) but be quick about getting them so you don't
run out of time. Follow her through the thorns, open the chest for a Crystal,
and keep jumping through the openings in the thorns.

Ignore all the evil trees here, follow Kai to find a chest. Open it for a 
Pearl. Keep following Kai across some ledges over an icy lake. Grab the crystal
for extra time, keep going. Open the chest for a Holy Bone S. Keep going 
through the thorn walls and cursed trees, until you get to a fork. She'll go
right, but go left for now. At the dead-end, open the chest for Cat's Eye 
Tassels. Hurry back to the fork and take the other path that Kai went down.

In the second area now, follow Kai, dodging the icicles that rain down, and
open the chest ahead for a Holy Bone M. Continue, grabbing the time crystal,
jumping through thorn walls, and opening another chest for a Godly Charm. Once
you get to a lake of dark, evil water, open the chest along here for a White
                      Porcelain Pot, and keep following Kai very carefully.
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Once you pass the dark lake, dodge the evil trees to the
|  STRAY BEAD #88  |  best of your ability, and follow Kai until you reach
|     ACQUIRED     |  another chest. Open it for a Stray Bead. Keep going to
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  find yet another fork. She'll go left, but go right 
                      instead. At the dead end, open the chest for an Etched
Glass. Hurry back to the fork, and take Kai's path.

In the third area now, follow Kai while dodging the rolling snowballs. After
those, jump through thorn walls, and you'll come to an icy lake filled with
evil trees and ice shards. Dodge and weave around all that crap, grab the time 
crystal, open the chest at the end for a Kutani Pottery, and keep following 
Kai. Soon you'll come to another chest after dodging more falling icicles. Open
it for a Steel Soul Sake. Keep going and you'll get to the final fork in the
                      road. Take the right path as Kai takes the left path yet
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  again. At the end, dig up the chest and open it for a
|  STRAY BEAD #89  |  Stray Bead. Hurry back and take Kai's path. Congrats if
|     ACQUIRED     |  you made it, but you should've had plenty of time anyway
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  if you were ignoring those evil trees and not trying to
                      Bloom them or anything. We're at the special grove here
where snow doesn't settle! This is where the Poncle village is, called 
Ponc'tan. Issun isn't too happy to be here though, despite this being his home.
Anyway, that glowing trunk is actually where the village is, but there are some
animals we can feed! Namely, a group of Hares, a family of Boars, and some 
Deer! After feeding them, check your Animal Tome. Every animal in the Tome 
should be at 100%! The only thing that isn't...is the Dog category. Wonder 
where the last Dog could be? We'll find out soon enough. Bloom the wilted 
trees, then approach the glowing tree trunk and the Lucky Mallet will appear, 
eager to get you hammered. Issun doesn't want to go with you though, and says 
he'll be fine waiting outside. Alright, Issun...fine with us...


+--------------------------------+
| Ponc'tan                       |
|================================++
| Items acquired | Treasure found |
|----------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #91 | Agate Tassels  |
| Stray Bead #92 |    Crystal     |
| Eighth Wonder  |     Pearl      |
|Inkfinity Stone | Kutani Pottery |
|Steel Fist Sake |  Etched Glass  |
+---------------------------------+

Well, welcome to the village of a thousand magnifications, Ponc'tan. This place
shares the same theme as Issun. So, you'll get to listen to a wonky tune while
you're here, but if you're like me, it can get on your nerves just a tiny bit.
Save at the Origin Mirror, and cross the bridge while looking right. You should 
see a Konohana Blossom over a large leaf. Vine over there, and open the chest 
for Agate Tassels. Vine over to the east bridge. Follow the bridge eastward.
Open the chest along the way for a Crystal, then continue to the end, where you
can dig up and Bloom a clover. Head back west until you come to a house. Talk
to Miya inside if you want to. She mentions a little girl who passed through
Yoshpet and disappeared through the Spirit Gate at the other edge of the 
forest, appearing to be possessed. You can also climb up the outside of this
home to come to Mura, another Poncle girl. She mentions that a Poncle named
Issun rescued an Oina girl from certain death in the Yoshpet Forest. Could she
be Kai...?

Drop down from here onto the big white mushroom to find a clover to dig up and
Bloom at the tip of it. After doing that, drop down to a path. At the 
crossroads, go north towards the Poncle guards. After trying twice, the guards
will let you in, as they recognize you as the wolf in Ishaku's scrolls. Once
inside, Ishaku, who is Issun's grandfather, will talk to you. Apparently Ammy
knows Ishaku for some reason, judging by her reactions. Ishaku also mentions
that he and Ammy had fought together before, and mentions that her powers are
severely lessened from last time. Yeah, we pretty much figured that. He then
goes on to mention that certain Poncles have dedicated themselves to be 
Celestial Envoys, who are people that spread the word of the gods so that the
gods may gain strength. After all, faith in the people empowers gods!

Anyway, after talking to him, walk up and around Ishaku's house, use the power
spring, and enter the house to see various paintings. Must be Ishaku's place
for drawing. Just for kicks, if you Power Slash the scrolls, you'll uncover a
drawing of a naked woman. Um...yeah, her back is turned to us, so we can't see
anything. Sorry if you expected anything! Exit this room, and use the Konohana
Blossoms to vine to a secluded home. Enter to find Mrs. Seal. She says if you
give her 99,999 Yen, she can create a seal for you. If you agree, she'll make
it free. She was just testing you. You can make any design you wish, and she
will make the seal later. How much later? ...Credits sequence later. 
Yeah...since the Wii version is missing the credits, this little seal thing is
useless. I just thought I would mention it to you anyway. Get yourself back 
down to the crossroads, and go west this time.

                      Enter the door there to find Gengo. This is the Poncle
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Merchant actually, so feel free to buy stuff! The one
|  EIGHTH WONDER   |  item you should be interested in is the Eighth Wonder
|     ACQUIRED     |  Glaive, however! Buy it, then upgrade it with one of your
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Gold Dusts. Exit the shop and head north of it. At the
                      fork, take a right. You will see a chest. Open it for an
Inkfinity Stone. Get back to the fork and take the other path to find a 
Konohana Blossom. Open the chest first for a Steel Fist Sake, then use Vine to
a Konohana Blossom above some leafs. Jump up them, and at the top, open the
chest for a Pearl. Use the power spring to get you to a high leaf. Open the 
chest for a Kutani Pottery.

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Vine to the Konohana Blossom eastward to find another 
|  STRAY BEAD #92  |  chest. Open it for a Stray Bead! Vine along Konohana
|     ACQUIRED     |  Blossoms until you reach another chest. Open it for an
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Etched Glass. Vine back to where Ishaku's house is, and
                      return to where the Origin Mirror
is. Before leaving, look way up and to the left to spot a  +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
high leaf with a Konohana Blossom above it. Vine up there  |  STRAY BEAD #91  |
and open the chest for a Stray Bead. Drop back down, then  |     ACQUIRED     |
save and exit this village. Back out here, Ammy will tell  +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
Issun that Lika went through the Spirit Gate. Issun gets
interrupted by another Poncle, named Miya. Issun gets really annoyed for some
reason and tells us to go. Man, I wonder why Issun is angry at his own people?
Meh...follow the path further from here into Inner Yoshpet.


+--------------------------------+
| Inner Yoshpet                  |
|================================++
| Items acquired | Treasure found |
|----------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #94 | Turqu. Tassels |
| Stray Bead #95 |  Etched Glass  |
| Stray Bead #96 |White Porc. Pot |
|  Sun Fragment  |                |
|Inkfinity Stone |                |
+---------------------------------+

Time to head further down Yoshpet Forest! I dunno where Kai went, but Issun 
will actually be our guide this time. We still have that five minute time 
limit, so don't dawdle! Jump through the moving thorn walls until you reach a
chest. Open it for Turquoise Tassels. Keep moving, along a frozen river while
curing evil trees. After that, prepare to dodge some snowballs. At the end,
                      cure another evil tree. You'll come to a chest. Open it
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  for a Stray Bead. Keep going, curing evil trees, until
|  STRAY BEAD #94  |  you get to a fork. Avoid the Demon Scroll if you can, and
|     ACQUIRED     |  take the wrong path, which is the path to the right. At
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  the end, open the chest for an Etched Glass. Hurry back
                      and take the other path to arrive at the second area.

Follow the moving thorn walls, then cure evil trees. Open the chest for a White
Porcelain Pot, and keep moving. You'll come to a lake with dark water, and a
thin icy path. At this point, ignore the evil trees and just focus on crossing.
After that, keep going down an iced river. After that is 
a fork in the road. Take the left path, and at the end,    +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
open the chest for a Stray Bead. Hurry back, avoid the     |  STRAY BEAD #95  |
Demon Scroll, and take the correct path to the third       |     ACQUIRED     |
area.                                                      +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+

                      Dodge the snowballs, jump through thorn walls along an
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  icy river, and dodge the Demon Scroll. You'll get to a
|  STRAY BEAD #96  |  pit with Catwalk walls along the sides. Wall jump along
|     ACQUIRED     |  the right side and open the chest for another Stray Bead. 
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Hop along to the other side and keep going, quickly. Past 
                      some thorn walls, open the chest for 
an Inkfinity Stone. Keep on movin' man! You will           +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
eventually see another fork in the road. Take the path to  |   SUN FRAGMENT   |
the right, and at the end, dig up the chest and open it    |     ACQUIRED     |
for a Sun Fragment. Only one more left to find! Hurry      +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
back and take the correct path. Congrats, you've arrived
at the Spirit Gate! Save at the Ultimate Origin Mirror, and approach the Spirit
Gate. Issun slices open the Spirit Gate, revealing a...rather soothing light.
Huh, I thought people said that the Spirit Gate brought disaster when it
opened. I guess that was just a myth. Before we enter, Oki makes himself known,
and almost abruptly jumps through the Gate, in search of more monsters to slay.
We have no choice but to enter, as the Spirit Gate is about to close!


+--------------------------------+
| Kamiki Village                 |
|================================+
|  Animals fed  | Treasure found |
|---------------|----------------|
|    6% Dog     | Kutani Pottery |
|               |    Crystal     |
|               |White Porc. Pot |
|               |  Etched Glass  |
|               |     Pearl      |
+--------------------------------+

Somehow we're back at Kamiki Village...but what's weird is that Sakuya's tree
is no longer grown fully, it's just a sapling. Oki will rush off, but it looks 
like we'll have to catch up to him later. Issun notices that there's a full 
moon up. Huh, didn't a full moon come up earlier ago? I thought it was only 
once a year that that happened...something's up, and I think I know what it is.
Walk a little forward and you'll see a cute little girl who calls herself
Shakuya, a wood sprite. ...Uh...yeah, I think I'm getting the gist of what's
happening here, aren't you?

Go down the path and pass the Golden Gate. Head up the left path. You'll 
eventually see wilted trees that should be Bloomed. The pieces are starting to
come together...Bloom the trees. Continue to the wooden platform to find...an
elderly man up there. He looks like Mr. Orange, but he doesn't feel the same.
He's praying for Konohana to grow so that it will protect Kamiki from Orochi
and its demons. ...It's getting quite obvious now. Head back down and take the
path to the village, Blooming trees along the way. Once down there, head to 
that island over there using the Water Tablet, and Bloom the clover. Head back.

Behind the first house is a buried chest. Dig it up and open it for a Kutani
Pottery. If you try talking to the residents here, they'll try to harm you,
thinking that you're a messenger of Orochi. If you haven't gotten it by now,
the game will tell you soon enough. The girl at the sake house will run away in
fear at you as well. You can actually feed the kid's dog here to finish up the
Animal Tome, so go ahead and do that! Anyway, in the river near the old lady is
a treasure chest. Power Slash it open for a Crystal. Don't forget to Bloom the
clover on the nearby ledge where we got that Exorcism Slip S before. Head 
toward the waterfall while on the river to spot two more treasure chests. Open
them for a White Porcelain Pot and an Etched Glass. Cross the bridge, Blooming
a few more trees. (There's some by the houses and one behind the rice crop as
well. If you Bloomed them all, you'll get 10 extra Praise on the last one.) 
Save at the Origin Mirror. You can talk to the Merchant here, but he's so 
scared of you that he'll let you buy anything you want, just as long as you 
don't make him a sacrifice. Okay...

Approach the supposed house of Susano. Well, it's not really Susano's place
right now. Behind the house is someone sleeping, After "talking" to him enough
times, Issun will tell you to headbutt him for "cheating" on Kushi, dreaming
about this Nami chick. Do so, and he will awaken. He calls himself Nagi, will 
notice you, and will ready himself for combat. The place starts filling with
sinister air at the mention of Orochi, and Issun finally realizes it. Yes, 
we're back at Kamiki Village...100 years in the past! We're re-living the tale
of Nagi and Shiranui defeating Orochi! No time to contemplate time paradoxes,
Nagi really wants to kill you!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
(  BOSS |       |    )                                        \
 )~~~~~~        |   (                                          \
(          Nagi |    )                                          \
 )--------------    (                                            \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
| You battled Evil Rao and Oki before, so Nagi actually shouldn't |
|  be different. Power Slash his daggers back at him, avoid his   |
| slashes, and attack him whenever you have the chance. He should |
| not be difficult. Don't worry about him, we're only gonna knock |
|                      him out, not kill him.                     |
|                                                                 |
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

After the battle, Nagi is knocked unconscious, and...of all the times, Orochi's
sacrificial arrow appears in the sky and pierces Nami's house. Well damn, if
Nagi doesn't go to Orochi to avenge Nami, the past will be changed forever! 
Looks like going through the Spirit Gate did bring misfortune. Well, all we can
do now is to try to re-enact the story. The first thing that Nagi did before he
set out towards Orochi is to don Nami's sacrificial robe to go in place of 
Nami. So we'll have to snatch Nami's robe. First, head out to the small island
here and Bloom the clover. There's a buried treasure behind the rock on the
larger island, so dig up that chest and open it for a Pearl. Now head toward
Nami's sake mill.

You'll see that she's taking a bath in the little waterfall lake. Issun tells
you to sneak up, not make noise, and take her robe. So that means...walk 
slowly, pick up her robe, then walk away quietly. Once you're past the bridge, 
you should be safe. You should notice that you got a barrel of sake with the
robe. It's the 8 Purification Sake, the legendary sake used to slay Orochi. 
Take it to Nagi and he will be all dressed up. ...Hm, he could use a little 
more flair in that dress. Ah well, it'll have to do. Get his unconscious ass
onto your back and let's head out to Shinshu Field! Don't forget to save first
though.


+--------------------------------+
| Shinshu Field                  |
|================================++
| Items acquired | Treasure found |
|----------------|----------------|
|Exorcism Slip L | Kutani Pottery |
|                |  Etched Glass  |
+---------------------------------+

Bloom all the wilted trees here, then move out towards the field. As soon as
you pass under the gate, you'll encounter new Clay-type enemies. These are 
basically re-skins of the Namahage with even more health and power. Very 
simple. Finish the battle... This Shinshu Field isn't like the current 
one...notably, some buildings and areas are missing. You can't go past the 
white-ish abyss surrounding the Field, so remember that. Anyway, your main
objective is to head towards the Moon Cave, but here's a list of clovers and
dig spots.

Clovers:
- One where the Nameless Man's hut will be
- Under iron rock just before the zig-zag path
- Under iron rock on zig-zag path
- Where the Dojo will be
- On top of zig-zag path, north of red gate down towards the Moon Cave
- Under iron rock beside red gate
- Towards pier to Agata Forest (cannot enter Agata Forest, sadly)
- Left side of ramp past red gate

Dig Spot:
- In the center of the red ground marking by the zig-zag path (Kutani Pottery)

There's also a chest near where the Dojo would be that contains an Exorcism 
Slip L, and a chest on the opposite side of the ramp from the last clover,
coupled with some wilted trees, which contains an Etched Glass. Now, if you've 
been keeping up, you probably have all your Divine Attributes leveled up. At 
this point, any Praise you get will also give you a nice Yen bonus. This Yen 
bonus only comes into effect whenever you go past a set amount of total Yen 
acquired in a playthrough, and the set amount is pretty much just the amount 
needed to level up all your Divine Attributes fully. Head towards the Moon 
Cave.


+--------------------------------+
| Moon Cave                      |
|================================+
| Items acquired |
|----------------|
|  Thunder Edge  |
+----------------+

Go down the path to the entrance to the Moon Cave, saving at the Origin Mirror
along the way. Right before entering, you face another clay monster. This time, 
it's a Dogu. These fight very similarly to Blight, in that they teleport after
shaking, and they do a quick slash. They also summon blades that circle around
you, then try to stab you from all sides. Veil of Mist before they teleport or 
quick slash can subvert them, allowing you to attack. After the battle, 
approach the Moon Cave. A scene occurs where Issun mentions that there's no
barrier this time, but that's likely because Orochi thinks that no-one would
dare cross him. Issun tells you that even still, you fought Orochi at this time
when you were at your peak, and you pretty much died. Well, that's not very
encouraging... Nagi then wakes up, wonders where he is, and then notices that
he's wearing Nami's dress. Issun explains to him what happened, then the sky
grows extremely dark...one of Orochi's heads taking Nagi, but spitting him 
right back out. Unfortunately, a barrier comes up, seperating Ammy and Issun
from Nagi. Looks like we have to go without him...

Now, don't worry, you don't have to go through that whole dungeon again like 
you had to last time. Since the staircase isn't broken, you can just head right 
up to where Orochi awaits. Halfway up the staircase, you find the barrel of 8
Purification Sake, still intact. At the top, guess who we'll find...Lika is
trapped on Orochi's body! And Oki is standing before Orochi. Suddenly, Orochi
wakes up and makes himself known. Oki transforms into his beast form and begins
the attack, and Issun spills the 8 Purification Sake onto the holes in the 
floor. Time to fight Orochi once more!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
(  BOSS |       |    )                                        \
 )~~~~~~        |   (                                          \
(   True Orochi |    )                                          \
 )--------------    (                                            \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|   True Orochi is basically Orochi at his peak strength. That    |
|   said, this fight is exactly like your first fight with him:   |
| dodge the heads' elemental attacks, use Waterspout to transfer  |
|   the sake to one of the mouths when the head roars twice to    |
| intoxicate the head, repeat for two more heads then head up to  |
|   Orochi's body and attack the bell. If it's not destroyed in   |
|  time, repeat the process until the bell is gone. Then, simply  |
| dodge attacks, intoxicate a head, and deplete the head's to 0,  |
|  moving on to the next head. Obviously though, True Orochi has  |
| more health and attack power to accomodate how you're stronger  |
|    now than with your first fight with Orochi in this game.     |
|                                                                 |
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

After the battle, Ammy will try to go in for the final blow, but Oki tries to
take it. Unfortunately for him, his Kutone is too weak for Orochi, and thus 
gets flung far from not penetrating Orochi's barrier. Orochi attempts the final
blow on Oki, but is interrupted by...you guessed it, Nagi! He'll be the one to
slay Orochi here! He calls upon the moon to empower his sword, so use Crescent.
Then, when he gets ready to slash away Orochi's heads, help him out with Power
Slashes. Then, just like Susano, he'll slash apart the last head by himself.

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  The moment that the legend of Nagi was fulfilled... It
|   THUNDER EDGE   |  was the most beautiful sight one could imagine. Bathed in
|     ACQUIRED     |  moonlight, Nagi's sword twinkled, reflecting golden
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  light. With Orochi's body cleaved, the beast was sealed
                      for 100 years. The sword was dubbed Tsukuyomi and
enshrined in the Moon Cave. Little Lika, the Oina girl who had been tainted by
Orochi's dark power, had her curse lifted and returned to normal. However, one
man, Oki, did not show such signs of recovery. Orochi's power had interfered
with his most desperate attack. Despite the grave danger, Kutone did not 
exhibit the silver glow. Oki's heart burned at the thought of what Nagi's sword
had wrought. Thoroughly humiliated and boiling with rage, he skulked away into
the darkness, making sure that no one lay eyes upon him.


+--------------------------------+
| Intermission                   |
+--------------------------------+

With Orochi's body laying in a pool of blood, Nagi breaks the silence with a
hearty laugh. Suddenly, as if with one desperate last ditch effort from Orochi,
his spirit conjures up a big rock, sending it straight down to Nagi to kill 
him. Suddenly...light appears from underneath. Nagi hasn't been crushed! 
Instead...Shiranui has saved Nagi from certain death! Yes, Shiranui! Your 
previous self! Man, did you look majestic during those times. A Poncle appears
from Shiranui's back, and tells you to hurry up and get out of here before you
get killed. It's Issun's grandfather, Ishaku! Shiranui finally shoves the 
boulder aside, and Nagi picks up the wolf, trying to flee back to Kamiki. We
need to do the same, and bring Lika with us! Hurry as fast as you can! As soon
as we exit the Moon Cave, we suddenly appear back at Yoshpet Forest, in front
of the Spirit Gate. Phew...damn that was a horrific experience. At least we got
Lika back!

After Lika explains how she got there in the first place (she was led there by
two owls), Issun notices that the sun is partially blocked off. ...Crap! The
Day of Darkness is nearly upon us! We have to hurry to Wep'keer! Just head out
of here normally, as Issun won't let you use Mist Warp, even though it's 
faster. You'll skip through most of Yoshpet Forest, so backtracking is a 
shorter trip than going through it. Just run all the way to the foot of 
Ezofuji, all the way to the large doors of the Wawku Shrine. They appear open,
sending out a fierce icy wind. Why are the doors open? It's because of Oki. He
selfishly wanted to find more monster blood for Kutone, so he opened the door
to Wawku Shrine. That fool...he's become too obsessed with trying to empower 
his sword! He thinks he's doing what's best, but he's almost on a suicide 
mission! Tuskle goes down to the altar with Lika so she can do the Volcanic
Incantation. Meanwhile, we're gonna have to enter the Wawku Shrine to help Oki.
Yep...this is your final dungeon before the final fight, so save here and head
through the doors, despite Issun's resistance.


+--------------------------------+
| Wawku Shrine                   |
|================================+--------------------+
| Items acquired | Abilities learned | Treasure found |
|----------------|-------------------|----------------|
| Stray Bead #97 |     Blizzard      |  Ruby Tassels  |
| Stray Bead #98 |                   | Sapp. Tassels  |
| Stray Bead #99 |                   |Emerald Tassels |
|  Sun Fragment  |                   |White Porc. Pot |
|  Solar Flare   |                   | Kutani Pottery |
| Vengeance Slip |                   | Kutani Pottery |
|Inkfinity Stone |                   |                |
|  Holy Bone M   |                   |                |
|   Godly Charm  |                   |                |
+-----------------------------------------------------+

Approach the bridge and you'll spot some cannons. They fire at high speed, so
fast that you can't even see the cannonballs! How to pass the bridge then? 
Well, use Veil of Mist to slow down the cannonballs, then Power Slash them back
                      at the cannons to destroy them. Nice shootin' Elmer Fudd.
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Cross the icy bridge, jumping up to where the cannons
|  STRAY BEAD #97  |  were. Before entering the door, look left to see a half-
|     ACQUIRED     |  buried chest where one of the cannons used to be. Dig it
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  up for a Stray Bead! There's another treasure chest 
                      buried on your right. Dig it up for Ruby Tassels. Now 
head through the doors to enter the actual Wawku Shrine...

You'll come to a rather huge and tall room, and a Lockjaw directly in front of
you. There's a thin ice bridge to your right, so take it. Be quick and careful
though, it is slick, and since it's thin, it'll break shortly after stepping on
it! At the other end, fight the Demon Scroll if you want, then approach the 
door. There's ice blocking it. Eh, just use Inferno from one of the torches to
melt the ice, then head through the door. Cross the small hall, being careful
of icicles falling, and you'll get to a big room with what appear to be weight
scales. There's a giant ice ball beside you as well. This is a cute little
puzzle here. Head forward to find a tree, along with two small houseplants not
yet grown. Look to your left to see the giant weight scales. Melt the ice using
Inferno from one of the torches on the other side, and the scale will tip to
the other side, revealing part of a bridge for the ice ball. What we need to do
is to balance the scales just right to create the full bridge for the ice ball.
How to do that? Well, pick up one of the houseplants, and double jump to the
higher scale. Place the houseplant there, jump off, and Bloom it. It will grow,
weighing down that part of the scale. Looks like it may need one more, so pick
up the other small houseplant, place it there, and Bloom it.

The bridge is now fully out! Perfect! Since the ice ball freezes you to the
touch, use Galestorm to push it across the bridge to the spot where it's 
supposed to be. This will open the door ahead! Before heading through it, pass
the door and open the chest for a Vengeance Slip. Now look through the door to
find an Exorcising Arrow. Pick it up and backtrack to that Lockjaw. Clear it,
then head through. Melt the large ice here to create a power spring! Utilize it
and it will take you up to an ice ledge. Get off and onto some solid ground.
Move around until you get to a wall with ice fragments on it. Look up to find
a Kabegami statue. Use Catwalk to create a path in such a way so that you can
reach the upper path. Keep going up to find cannons along the outside walls.
You will know when they fire at you when you get on the darker spots on the
floors.

You can take out the cannons the same way as before. Veil of Mist, then Power
Slash the projectiles back. Use Veil of Mist to cross the extremely fast wheels
too. At the top, get on one of the ledges to your right, then start doing 
curved double jumps back along where you came from to jump along ledges until
you find a chest. Open it for a White Porcelain Pot. Jump back along until you
are back where you were. Step on the switch in the indent to stop the wheels
behind you so that you don't have to use Veil of Mist to cross them anymore if
you so happen to drop from up here. Anyway, cross the bridge, pass the Golden
Gate, save at the Origin Mirror (what's the point of a pseudo-save right next
to an Origin Mirror...?) and enter the nearby door.

In this hall, pass the fast gears by slowing them down with Veil of Mist. Now,
while on one, wall jump on the left wall to find a small ledge. Get on there to
find a chest. Open it for a Kutani Pottery. Jump to the door and enter it to
appear outside. Melt the frozen chest for Sapphire Tassels, then follow the
path up, Blooming the clover along the way. You'll have to pass some Flame 
Spiders, so just use Veil of Mist to slow them down. They're basically like
Platform Spiders except on fire, so you can't touch them. Eventually you'll
drop down to a machine, having to fight your last new enemy type of the game,
the Great Tengu. Basically, just like a Blue Cyclops except stronger, duh. The
only problem is that this Tengu doesn't smoke, and randomly gets angry. When it
gets angry, it unleashes an extremely powerful attack. To stop this, use Deluge
to wash away its anger whenever it shakes in anger. However, if you have an
upgraded Thunder Edge (you should have used your Gold Dust to power it up), you
should be able to slaughter this enemy before it even attacks.

After the battle, approach the machine. It appears this evil machine is being
used to create those unhealthy blizzards. Huh, and I thought it was just the
work of demons' pure dark magic. Oh well, time to destroy this. How, you ask?
Well, you have to stop the wheels at their appropriate spots by Power Slashing
the lever. Once a wheel is stopped at the right spot, you'll move to the next
one. Where to stop each wheel though? Look around to find a crack in the cliff
face. Blast it apart with a Cherry Bomb and head inside. Cure the evil tree
here and blow away the leaf piles to find a mural on the ground that seems to
represent the wheels on the machine, and where to stop them. Aha, so the left 
wheel has to be stopped when the face on it is pointing upright, the middle 
wheel has to be stopped when facing right, and the right wheel has to be 
stopped when facing left. Neat. Head back to the machine and do it. Some tips, 
Veil of Mist can slow them down for you, and the canvas can stop time 
completely. Once gotten (if you miss any of them, you have to start from the 
beginning), the machine will stop, the blizzard will be subdued, and a 
constellation will appear! This is the last power, yes! Put in the missing 
stars, and Itegami, god of ice and snow, will bestow upon you your final 
power...Blizzard!

                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                        ( !!Brush Technique Learned!! )
                         |______ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ______|
                         |      |   Blizzard   |     |
                        /        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ       \
                        | Power Slash is now powered  |
                        |  up! Slay demons with ease  |
                        | and cut apart diamond rocks!|
                        -------------------------------

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  What a chilling power! Yep, just draw a line from an ice
|   SOLAR FLARE    |  source to whatever subject that needs the freeze, and you
|     ACQUIRED     |  will freeze that object. But, this also came with a
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  hidden power, called Icestorm. To use it, paint an X like
                      you would with Mist Warp, but add a line that crosses
through the middle. Ice shards will rain down, piercing enemies with cold 
accuracy! You also get a brand new Divine Instrument, your final Reflector, the
Solar Flare. This is imbued with the power of fire, and you can use Inferno
from it at any time if it's equipped as a main weapon. Pretty much just like
Thunder Edge in that you can use Thunderstorm from that.

Use your new power to get back up from the Flame Spider. When you get to the
other Flame Spiders, freeze the one that goes up and down, along with another
                      one. Get on one so you can reach the up-and-down Flame
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Spider, then wall jump to the ledge. Open the chest for a
|  STRAY BEAD #98  |  Stray Bead! Head back inside, back to the Origin Mirror,
|     ACQUIRED     |  and save after fighting a Poltergeist. Up ahead is a
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Flame Spider. Freeze it when it's about halfway up its
                      route, then use it to climb up to a higher path. You will
have to climb up this path, freezing Flame Spiders in
order to continue. However, use the first Flame Spider to  +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
get up to a thin ledge with a chest. Open it for another   |  STRAY BEAD #99  |
Stray Bead. Continue to a dead-end, with ice on the other  |     ACQUIRED     |
side. Melt the ice to find a Konohana Blossom. Before      +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
Vining over there, use Catwalk to make a path up the wall
to a ledge. Now Vine across, then jump up the wall. Freeze the two Flame 
Spiders at the right moment so you can climb up. Do the same again to reach a
door at the 6th floor. Head through.

Pass the Golden Gate, then arrive at a big room with fast-moving gears. Simply
cross them using Veil of Mist constantly. Make your way to the south platform,
where a frozen chest is. Melt the chest to get the Wawku Shrine Map. Now head
towards the ledge with the door and go through it after melting the ice. (Use
your Solar Flare as a fire source.) Cross the slow wheels to a platform with
ice. Use that at the right time to freeze the flaming wheel. Veil of Mist will
help. Cross it, fight the Demon Scroll if you wish, and continue to what looks
like a pit with cold air coming from it. Well, here's a really nice feature of
Blizzard: Draw a line along the cold air using an existing ice source (across
the hall), and you will create ice platforms! Use that to bridge the gap and 
cross it.

You will emerge outside. Follow the path to come to another gap. Use Blizzard
and draw a slanted line along the cold air from an ice source above so you can
climb up easily. Bloom the clover, then move on, curing evil trees. You'll come
to a door, so head through to get back inside. Phew, all of a sudden it's hot
in here! Use Galestorm to blow away the flames of the flamethrowers so you can
cross them. You'll have to counter a cannon too, so beware. After that hall,
fight the Demon Scroll, then go through the door. In this dangerous hall, 
quickly cross the thin ice to the middle of the hall, while using Veil of Mist,
as there's a golden cannon on the other side. This one requires to be hit 
twice, so take it down once on safe ground, then cross to the other side. You
will pass a Golden Gate, even though there's an Origin Mirror right there. Melt
the frozen chests here for an Inkfinity Stone and a Holy Bone M, then save.
Head outside.

Up here, you'll find yourself at a large arena sticking out from one of the
Ezofuji mountains. And guess who's here...the silver owl demon, Nechku. Looks
like it's time to fight! But, wait...Nechku was facing away from us...is 
that...Shiranui!? What is your past self doing here? Oh well, no matter. It's
two against one in our favor, so it looks like this will be a rather easy 
battle!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
(  BOSS |       |    )                                        \
 )~~~~~~        |   (                                          \
(        Nechku |    )                                          \
 )--------------    (                                            \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
| Nechku attacks with rapid projectiles, and ice shards. Both are |
|  fairly easy to avoid. This would be an un-exciting fight, but  |
|     since we're teamed with Shiranui, things are a lot more     |
|  interesting. At first, since Nechku appears to focus on you,   |
|  use Power Slashes to deflect the projectiles until Nechku is   |
|  stunned. At this point, Shiranui will charge up an attack and  |
| launch herself at Nechku, knocking him down. Hurry over to him  |
| and start attacking the owl like crazy. At this point, Shiranui |
| can actually use her own brush techniques if you bring up your  |
|  canvas, which can be Galestorm, Power Slash, or Cherry Bomb,   |
|  all powered up. Make sure to take advantage of these, you can  |
|  really hurt Nechku with her powers. Pretty much, after Nechku  |
|  is stunned once, and some of its health is depleted, you can   |
|   murder him with Shiranui's brush techniques. One cool thing   |
|   that happened to me is that, when Nechku's health was below   |
| half, Shiranui charged up an insane attack and basically ended  |
| the fight right there. Note that if you get caught in the owl's |
|  talons, try to break free. If you don't, Shiranui may rescue   |
| you, but you'll still take damage. Overall, a very easy battle, |
|          since Shiranui's help is a bit overkill here.          |
|                                                                 |
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Ammy will try to go in for the kill, but just as luck would have it, Lechku,
the other owl demon, has just arrived. BUt it looks like its face is getting
mauled by Oki. Yeah! Go Oki! Oh damn, he got knocked off. Oki attempts another
attack, is blocked by Shiranui, but passes her anyway. Just before Oki strikes,
time is stopped. Grack...! I didn't know those demons had a time-stopping 
ability! And it looks like Oki is doomed... Lechku attempts to stab Oki, but
suddenly, Shiranui gets in the way, taking the attack instead! Crap, that must
have hurt! She almost falls off the mountain, but Ammy catches her. Oki then
tries to go for the kill again, but is conflicted...should he help rescue 
Shiranui, or should he just kill the twin demons now? He ends up choosing the
former. Way to go, Oki! Because of his selfless action, Kutone is now glowing
silver! Apparently it wasn't after monster blood...it was after someone who
would do a selfless act when faced with another possible choice.

After the scene, approach Oki and the injured Shiranui. Talking to Oki will
reveal that we may need something to go further into the Wawku Shrine, and says
that he noticed a strange glowing piece that fell off of Lechku. Look around
here for the gear that fell off. Pick it up, and talk to Oki. The arena will
descend back down into the tower area. Oki will stay and take care of Shiranui
while you try to head back further into Wawku Shrine. Take that gear you have
straight to the locked door ahead. This gear will act as a key, allowing you to
go through! Through the hall, past the Golden Gate, you'll arrive outside. This
is the border between this mountain that we're on, onto the other mountain.
Problem is, there's cannons on the other side. Lucky for us, we have cannons of
our own! You should know how to work these, they're exactly like the cannon in
the Moon Cave way back when, just light the fuses. After taking down all the
cannons except the golden one, approach the cold air, and create ice platforms
using Blizzard. Make sure to use an ice source first because it won't work 
otherwise.

Once at the other side, Bloom the clover, then take down the golden cannon. The
barrier to the rest of Wawku Shrine will go down. Approach the door and you
will have to take down a Great Tengu. After the battle, look left for an ice
shard. Melt it with the help of your Solar Flare to unearth a rather large ice
ball. Use Galestorm to push it inside. There's high-speed gears here, and 
they're on fire! The only way to make it so that you can get on them safely is
to freeze them. Thank goodness for that ice ball we brought in! Position in the
part of the ledge that's fenced in to keep it from going anywhere, and use
Blizzard to freeze the gears. It's only temporary though, so be quick! There's
a burning chest on the south platform. Get there, use Galestorm to extinguish
the flame, and open it for Emerald Tassels. Congrats, your Treasure Tome is now
filled! Now head to the north platform to find a crack in the floor of it. Blow
it up with a Cherry Bomb to reveal an Exorcising Arrow. Now, make it to the
Lockjaw just south of here, clear him, then head through.

You'll be at the foot of the other mountain's main tower room. An Imp Merchant
is also here if you want to stock up. Melt the nearby frozen chests for a 
Kutani Pottery and a Godly Charm. Pass the Golden Gate to find Oki. Huh, I
thought he was going to stay with Shiranui? Oh, he said that a Poncle appeared
and told him to go help us. Guess that was Ishaku. Anyway, guess what? We're on
an elevator that'll take us right to this mountain's arena. We'll have to fight
both owls at the same time here, but thankfully Oki is going to help us!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
(  BOSS |         |    )                                      \
 )~~~~~~          |   (                                        \
( Lechku & Nechku |    )                                        \
 )----------------    (                                          \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|  Nechku, the silver owl, does his same attacks from last time.  |
|   Except this time, both Nechku and Lechku may summon various   |
|   objects, like an egg similar to the Spider Queen's, a Giant   |
|   Bud, a bomb, or a multi-pronged sword. Counter these before   |
| they use the items against you. Power Slash the egg, Bloom the  |
| Giant Bud, detonate the bomb with Inferno, shock the sword with |
| Thunderstorm. If you shocked Lechku's sword, he may be stunned, |
| likewise with Nechku's items getting countered. When either owl |
| is stunned, Oki will rush to you and create a bow of ice around |
|  him. He will tell you to grab ahold of him by holding C, pull  |
|  back, then release. Be quick, the other owl may interfere. If  |
|   done correctly, Oki will launch toward the stunned owl and    |
| start attacking it. Rush over and attack the owl to ground it.  |
| Now just give it all you got on that downed owl along with Oki, |
|    while watching the other owl in case it tries something.     |
|                                                                 |
| Eventually, once it gets desperate for the owls, Nechku may try |
| to speed up time while Lechku furiously does dive bomb attacks. |
| counter that with Veil of Mist. Lechku may try to stop time as  |
| well, beware of that. Notice that you can also use Blizzard or  |
| Icestorm to freeze one of the owls and send it plummeting. Once |
| you got one owl down, just repeat the process for the other owl |
|                 and the battle will be finished!                |
|                                                                 |
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

The twin demons which had suddenly awoken atop Ezofuji, and tried to lay waste
to the land of Kamui were defeated. They disappeared in a burst of petals,
thanks to Oki and Amaterasu. However, a giant cloud, black as night, cast a
shadow on the scene. Blight... Ninetails... the twin demons Lechku and 
Nechku... The souls of each were swept into the cloud as it moved. It drifted
toward the Ark of Yamato at the bottom of Laochi Lake. "The Ark of Yamato is
beckoning all of the world's darkness within." Tuskle's words echoed ominously,
awakening Amaterasu's heart. All the sacrifices, all the life lost in the name
of good... Was it all in vain? Shiranui, Amaterasu's 100 year old incarnation,
was fatigued and exhausted by the intense battle. However, when Shiranui 
noticed the glow of Oki's sword, Kutone, a sly smile seemed to crease the 
wolf's tired lips. Satisfied with this bright glimmer of hope, Shiranui 
struggled to rise and put every last ounce of strength into passing through
Ishaku's gate back in time... Back home... As Amaterasu and Issun looked on,
they were fully aware that Shiranui headed back into the face of danger... to
the battle with Orochi. After saving Nagi from the clutches of death and aiding
them in their own quest, Shiranui would die a hero, marking the beginning of
the legend of Orochi. As Ishaku left the scene, his eyes betrayed the sort of
toughness one exhibits when preparing for a grave event.

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  The last Sun Fragment in the game appears, allowing you
|   SUN FRAGMENT   |  to take it. As Amaterasu and Oki howl towards the sun in
|     ACQUIRED     |  victory, you get asked if you wish to save or not. Ammy,
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Issun, and Oki will all return to Laochi Lake at the foot
                      of Ezofuji...preparing for the final battle.

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(O)                                  RECAP                                  (O)
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| |         Divine Instruments         | Brush Techniques |   Stray Beads   | |
| |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ| |
| |----------------                    | Sunrise          | #1, #2, #3, #4  | |
| | Reflectors     |                   | Rejuvenation     | #5, #6, #7, #8  | |
| |----------------    _               | Power Slash 2    |  #11, #12, #13  | |
| | Divine Retribution | Snarling Beast| Cherry Bomb 2    |  #14, #15, #16  | |
| | Infinity Judge     | Trinity Mirror| Bloom            |  #17, #18, #19  | |
| | Solar Flare        |               | Water Lily       |  #20, #21, #22  | |
| |                    Ż               | Vine             |  #23, #24, #25  | |
| |----------------                    | Waterspout       |  #26, #27, #28  | |
| | Rosaries       |                   |  |- Fountain     |  #29, #30, #31  | |
| |----------------_                   |  |- Deluge       |  #32, #33, #34  | |
| | Devout Beads   | Life Beads        | Crescent         |  #35, #36, #37  | |
| | Exorcism Beads | Resurrection Beads| Galestorm        |  #38, #39, #40  | |
| | ???            |                   |  |- Whirlwind    |  #41, #42, #43  | |
| |                Ż                   | Inferno          |  #44, #45, #46  | |
| |----------------                    |  |- Fireburst    |  #47, #48, #49  | |
| | Glaives        |                   | Veil of Mist     |  #50, #51, #52  | |
| |----------------   _                |  |- Mist Warp    |  #53, #54, #55  | |
| | Tsumugari         | Seven Strike   | Catwalk          |  #56, #57, #58  | |
| | Blade of Kusanagi | Eighth Wonder  | Thunderstorm     |  #59, #60, #61  | |
| | Thunder Edge      |                |  |- Thunderbolt  |  #62, #63, #64  | |
| |                   Ż                | Blizzard         |  #65, #66, #67  | |
| |-------------------------------------------------------|  #68, #69, #70  | |
| |             Animal Tome             | Holy Artifacts  |  #71, #72, #73  | |
| |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|  #74, #75, #76  | |
| | Sparrow     (100%) | Fox     (100%) |Fire Tablet   [ ]|  #77, #78, #80  | |
| | Chicken     (100%) | Raccoon (100%) |Water Tablet  [ ]|  #81, #82, #83  | |
| | Dog         (100%) | Horse   (100%) |Peace Bell    [ ]|  #84, #85, #86  | |
| | Hare        (100%) | Tiger   (100%) |Gold Lucky Cat[ ]|  #87, #88, #89  | |
| | Boar        (100%) | Mouse   (100%) |Thief's Glove [ ]|  #91, #92, #94  | |
| | Boar Piglet (100%) | Cat     (100%) |Wood Mat      [ ]|  #95, #96, #97  | |
| | Monkey      (100%) | Cow     (100%) |Golden Ink Pot[ ]|     #98, #99    | |
| | Pig         (100%) | Bear    (100%) |                 |                 | |
| | Deer        (100%) | Sheep   (100%) |                 |                 | |
| | Nightingale (100%) | Crane   (100%) |                 |                 | |
| |-------------------------------------------------------------------------| |
| |               Total Sun Fragments Collected: 15 out of 15               | |
| |_________________________________________________________________________| |
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(                      L I G H T  V S.  D A R K N E S S                       )
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Amaterasu and the others returned to the foot of Ezofuji. There they saw Lika,
praying intently. The storm had subsided. Then, as if to celebrate their hard
won victory, the twin volcanoes of Ezofuji erupted in great pillars of flame.
The villagers felt the warmth on their skin and wept tears of joy. However, Oki
merely surveyed the scene stoically, remaining silent. Although the evil demons
had been driven away, the thought of having taken the sword and caused so much
grief weighed heavily on his heart. The only one who could ease the burden of
his woes was Samickle. The chieftain who had rescued Kemu from the shrine 
stepped forward. Silently, he approached Oki, offering an outstretched hand. 
His eyes betrayed the complexity of the emotions behind the gesture. Oki, 
realizing the gravity of the scene, extended his hand in turn. The moment they
shook hands, Wep'keer was reborn into a village far too strong to ever fall
victim to evil again. As for Kutone, the sword that vanquished the twin demons,
it was returned to its pedestal by Oki's own hands. And as long as the glow
remained, no evil dared draw close. Kutone's gleam spoke of a power too great
to succumb to evil. At that moment...

A brilliant flash of light shot forth from Kutone striking squarely on the
frozen surface of Laochi Lake. Though the lake had never shown any sign of 
melting, cracks began to open up along its surface. The legend of the iron ark,
Yamato, said to have fallen from heaven, and the holy Laochi Lake which it
called home, was revealed to be more than a mere legend before all those
present.


+--------------------------------+
| Intermission                   |
+--------------------------------+

The Ark of Yamato has risen, and a rainbow bridge has formed between the ark
and Kutone's shrine. The moment you cross that bridge, you can never return. 
So, I would recommend going back and getting everything else that you missed
before boarding the ark. Save at the Origin Mirror, and return to Kamui, the
area south of Wep'keer.


+--------------------------------+
| Kamui                          |
|================================+
| Items acquired |
|----------------|
| Stray Bead #79 |
+----------------+

Head to the bear cave, taking the left tunnel once again to find a diamond 
rock. Power Slash it and Bloom the clover beneath. Now, get up where the frozen
waterfall is next to the path to Wep'keer, into that hole in the tunnel behind
the waterfall, and drop down. Yep, time for the Devil Gate Challenge. It's the
last one, and naturally, it's the hardest. Here's the enemies for each match.

1st: 12 Blade Namahages, 9 Umbrella Namahages
2nd: 9 Blade Namahages, 3 Igloo Turtles
3rd: 5 Bull Chargers
4th: 3 Clay Drummers, 13 Clay Samurais
5th: 2 Clay Drummers, 8 Clay Shoguns
6th: 12 Clay Samurais, 5 Dogus
7th: 5 Great Tengus
8th: 2 Evil Raos, 2 Wakas
9th: 3 Evil Raos, 2 Wakas
10th: 3 Nagis

                      Yep, you saw right. You get to face multiples of Evil
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Rao, Waka, and Nagi in the final battles. Just do your
|  STRAY BEAD #79  |  best, you will get a Golden Peach and a Stray Bead for
|     ACQUIRED     |  your hard work! If you're having trouble on the last
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  three matches, spam Veil of Mist with the help of
                      Inkfinity Stones. It may not seem much, but it is 
extremely helpful. I got through the final match just by spamming Veil of Mist
and Power Slashing the knives that appear, and I used up all my Holy Bones,
Vengeance Slips, and the sake items, leaving me with just Golden Peaches to
rely on for health. Once gotten, head into Yoshpet Forest.


+--------------------------------+
| Yoshpet Forest                 |
|================================+
| Items acquired |
|----------------|
| Stray Bead #90 |
+----------------+

Kai will be here, challenging you to a race across Yoshpet to the Ponc'tan 
grove. Bring it on, woman! Basically, you just race along, getting ahead of 
Kai, and not stopping. You should be able to make it, especially if you cut
corners in turns. If you're having a little trouble, you can go through an
initial run to cure all the evil trees, and use Solar Flare as a source to melt
                      any snowballs that run down your path. Anyway, if you
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  managed to stay ahead of Kai on the final leg of the
|  STRAY BEAD #90  |  race, she will reward you with a Stray Bead. Awesome.
|     ACQUIRED     |  Enter Ponc'tan.
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+


+--------------------------------+
| Ponc'tan                       |
|================================+
| Items acquired |
|----------------|
| Stray Bead #93 |
+----------------+

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  Just head straight to Ishaku's place. He gives you a
|  STRAY BEAD #93  |  Stray Bead once you talk to him. (The guards also give
|     ACQUIRED     |  you 50 Praise before entering.) Yep...that simple. At
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  this point, warp out of Kamui, and make your way to
                      Kamiki Village.


+--------------------------------+
| Kamiki Village                 |
|================================+
| Treasure found |
|----------------|
|  Silver Watch  |
+----------------+

This will be your last stop at Sakuya's tree. Pass under the arch, and Power
Slash the fruit for a Silver Pocket Watch. Now exit the village to Shinshu
Field.


+--------------------------------+
| Shinshu Field                  |
|================================+
| Items acquired |
|----------------|
| Stray Bead #9  |
| Stray Bead #10 |
+----------------+

Finishing up the Stray Beads here, leaving just one more to go! First, head to
the Nameless Man's kiln. He's got his last vase available. Pick it up and take
it over to where the Moon Cave's entrance should be. It's gone, and instead
                      replaced with a small altar. Place the vase there for
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  some Praise, then return to the Nameless Man and talk to
|  STRAY BEAD #10  |  him to get a Stray Bead! Now, head to Tama's place. He's
|     ACQUIRED     |  burned out, his compassion fizzled. He needs a new spark
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  in his life! ...Okay, enough jokes.
                      Create two Cherry Bombs near him.    +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
His interest should be picqued, and you'll gain 30 Praise  |  STRAY BEAD #9   |
from it. Create three Cherry Bombs, and his interest will  |     ACQUIRED     |
jumpstart back to his former self. As thanks, he gives     +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
you a Stray Bead! Now to go back through the areas of
Nippon.


+--------------------------------+
| Intermission                   |
+--------------------------------+

Enter Agata Forest. In Madame Fawn's cave, there's a diamond rock. Power Slash
it and Bloom the clover beneath. Enter Fawn's house and take the shortcut to
Ryoshima Coast. Head all the way towards the border to North Ryoshima to find
a diamond rock. Power Slash it and Bloom the clover beneath, then enter North
Ryoshima. Head out to that Diamond Island (the first island west of Catcall)
with the Water Tablet, and Power Slash the diamond rock. Dig up and Bloom the
clover underneath, then head to Sei-an City.


+--------------------------------+
| Sei-an City (Commoners' Qtrs.) |
|================================+
| Items acquired |
|----------------|
|  Tundra Beads  |
+----------------+

+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  You can head to the Weapon Dealer and purchase your last
|   TUNDRA BEADS   |  Divine Instrument here, or you can wait until we're
|     ACQUIRED     |  inside the Ark of Yamato. I suggest getting it now so
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+  that you can have all weapons and fool around with them
                      in battles if you make a seperate save file before 
entering the ark. Either way, warp back to Kamui in either fashion (Mist Warp
or Mermaid Spring with Fountain), and head to the altar by Laochi Lake at the
foot of Ezofuji. If you have the resolve...cross the bridge.


+--------------------------------+
| Intermission                   |
+--------------------------------+

Before you enter the ark, Issun stops you, and gives a summary of what 
happened. Basically...what he's trying to say...is that it's been fun, but he
feels we should part ways. No! Issun...we've had so much fun together! You 
can't just take those brush techniques! Ammy has apparently grown too attached
to Issun, as she doesn't want him to go. Suddenly, Waka appears. After he says
a few words, Issun begins to leave, but Waka basically calls him a chicken. 
Ooh...Waka says that Issun never could go with Ammy into the ark in the first
place. Angered by this, Issun makes up his mind and heads straight for the ark,
but...gets knocked back by a barrier. So Waka was right...Issun couldn't go
with us after all. Celestial Envoys, like Issun, cannot head to the Celestial
Plain. After those words, the bridge disappears, leaving Issun to fall down to
Laochi Lake. Poor little guy... Well...I guess we'll have to enter the Ark 
without Issun.


+--------------------------------+
| Ark of Yamato                  |
|================================+
| Items acquired |
|----------------|
| Stray Bead 100 |
|  Gold Dust x2  |
+----------------+

This is it...you will have to refight most of the bosses that you faced before
here...Spider Queen, Orochi, Crimson Helm, Blight, Ninetails...the only one 
that is missing is the twin demons, Lechku and Nechku. That's a bit weird, but
whatever. You likely have expected this kind of finale before the big final
battle anyway, since it's Capcom. Capcom's Mega Man franchise is well known for
doing this with every installment. At any rate, before going to fight all the
bosses again, there's a Celestial Merchant here. You can actually purchase some
things from him, including the game's last two Gold Dust items, which you can
use to upgrade your last couple weapons. You can also buy the Tundra Beads here
if you haven't done so already at Sei-an. After getting what you need, go 
refight the bosses. They haven't changed at all. The only thing that has is the
Crimson Helm battle, in that you don't get eight free hits before you take
damage. Along the way to the boss arenas, you'll encounter spirits of 
Celestials who will tell you more about what had happened here before they 
leave the physical realm.

After every one of them is defeated, the way to Yami, the Ruler of Darkness,
will open at the center. Save, buy anything else if you wish to, and take the
transport. (You may have noticed the Celestials talking about the man of the
Moon Tribe that's here, and he has golden hair...who could that be?) You'll
notice Waka is fighting Yami at the moment. He mentions that Ammy and he fought 
Orochi together on the Celestial Plain...piecing together what the Celestials
have said, could Waka be the remaining survivor of the Moon Tribe? Suddenly,
the place shakes. The Day of Darkness is now upon us...the sun is now blocked,
and Yami awakens. Ammy's powers get sucked dry, with Yami now taking them. 
She's now just a helpless white wolf! Yami attempts to slay Ammy with one final
blow, but Waka gets in the way just in time and tries to repel the attack! Yami
powers up the attack even more, knocking off Waka's helmet...revealing 
beautiful golden locks of hair. It's him! The last surviving person of the Moon
Tribe! Yami attempts another attack, knocking Waka away. Looks like it's up to
us now...even though we're powerless...

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
(  BOSS |       |    )                                        \
 )~~~~~~        |   (                                          \
(          Yami |    )                                          \
 )--------------    (                                            \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|  At this point, all Yami tries to do is to break apart most of  |
| the arena so you won't have much room to dodge. Even though we  |
|     are powerless at the moment, you'll have to attack Yami,    |
|   despite not doing a scratch on it. Eventually, after enough   |
|   attacks, your Rejuvenation power will return to you. Use it   |
| immediately to restore the arena back to normal. Yami will use  |
| the same tactics, except this time fire homing rockets at you.  |
|  Just keep attacking when you get the opportunity. Eventually,  |
|    you will gain back your Power Slash ability. Now you can     |
|    deflect the rockets back! Keep attacking, draining Yami's    |
|     health, until you gain back your collective Greensprout     |
|  ability. With this, when Yami loses color while stunned, you   |
| can use Bloom to reveal Yami's core so you can do more damage.  |
|    Utilize that! Eventually, Yami will get to its next form.    |
|                                                                 |
|  This new form of Yami's basically utilizes fire. Avoid it as   |
|  best as you can when it's on fire, and attack when Yami isn't  |
|   on fire. Dodge the flaming disc attacks with simple jumps.    |
|   After attacking enough, you'll get the Cherry Bomb ability    |
|  back. When Yami is stunned, use Cherry Bomb. This will split   |
|  apart the body, revealing the core. Go do some extra damage!   |
| You'll gain the Waterspout ability back after enough damage has |
| been afflicted on Yami. Now, you can use water on Yami when it  |
| is on fire to stun it immediately, leading up to a Cherry Bomb  |
| so you can damage Yami some more! After enough damage is taken, |
|   you will gain the Crescent ability. If you use it, it will    |
| summon Nagi briefly and help with dealing damage. Yami may use  |
| a new attack where the body splits up, and the lower disc spits |
| fire. You can climb up on Yami and attack the core. Another of  |
|  Yami's attacks is getting right up in your face and trying to  |
| attack. Use Crescent and Nagi will slice apart Yami, revealing  |
|   the core. Just attack Yami until you get to its next form.    |
|                                                                 |
| This next form is basically a roulette. You have to Power Slash |
|   the roulette wheels to get them to stop on certain icons. A   |
| cyclops face summons bombs. Power Slash them back for damage. A |
|    snowflake summons an ice shard and throws it at you. Blue    |
|   sphere on all three gives you a new ability. Fire summons...  |
|  well...fire. Orange globe gives you lots of Spirit Globes to   |
|   heal. Black bottles give you lots of Ink Bottles to restore   |
| your ink. Lightning summons either lightning balls that have a  |
|   huge range when they land, or a lightning cloud that always   |
|  stalks you. A single blue sphere reveals the core. Just Power  |
|  Slash it. Finally, bomb simply...summons bombs. Once Yami has  |
|   taken enough damage, you'll pretty much be guaranteed a new   |
|  ability. Galestorm is first, so with that, you can blow away   |
| lightning clouds and fire. Inferno is next, so you can get rid  |
|  of ice. Veil of Mist is last, and you can use this to easily   |
|   get the wheels to stop where you want them. It's especially   |
|   effective if you use Veil of Mist, then bring up the canvas.  |
| The wheels will be extremely slow for as long as the canvas is  |
|  up. Himiko also appears when Veil of Mist is used, and gives   |
|    you Spirit Globes to heal with. Now it's just a matter of    |
|  getting favorable results on the roulette, making Yami change  |
|                        into another form.                       |
|                                                                 |
| This form has Yami grow legs and whip-like arms. Attacks are... |
| sending homing rockets at you (Power Slash them), whipping you  |
| when up close, hovering above the ground and sending shocks in  |
|  its wake, and making its arms multi-pronged like swords for a  |
| couple seconds, then sending a big shockwave to you. Just Power |
|   Slash its core whenever it is exposed until Yami falls over.  |
| Rush over there and attack. Eventually, after enough damage is  |
| done, you'll gain back Catwalk. You can use this power to climb |
|   the small towers on the outsides of this arena and open the   |
| chests for various goodies. Repeat the process and do some more |
| damage, and you will gain back Thunderstorm. Now you can shock  |
|  Yami whenever its arms are multi-pronged, making it fall over  |
| and reveal the core again. Attack! Eventually, you'll gain your |
|  last power: Blizzard. Now just keep using the same strategies  |
|                  until Yami is finally bested.                  |
|                                                                 |
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Phew...that was one heck of a battle...wait, what? Issun? Oh...it's just an
illusion. Ammy tries to do the victory howl, but in the middle of it, Yami 
grabs her and sucks the life out of her. Damn it! All the powers we got back 
are now lost. And Yami has transformed again...all hope seems lost...until 
Issun is shown to be spreading the word about Ammy all throughout Nippon. Every
soul in Nippon prays for Ammy's triumph against evil, and all of the people's
faith empowers Ammy once more...into her true, full-powered form. You're now
back to your original self. Welcome, Shiranui. Now let's kick Yami's ass and go
home!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
(  BOSS |       |    )                                        \
 )~~~~~~        |   (                                          \
(     True Yami |    )                                          \
 )--------------    (                                            \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|  This place is dark at the moment, and without light, Yami is   |
| invincible. Use Sunrise to light the area, weaking Yami. There  |
|   are all sorts of attacks to avoid, such as homing missiles,   |
| whirlwinds, lightning balls, giant light beams, meteor storms,  |
|   close-range swipes, and punches. When you use Sunrise, Yami   |
|    will be stunned, its core exposed. Attack it! Just dodge     |
| attacks and attack the core whenever you can. Eventually, Yami  |
|  may darken the place again. Just wait until you have ink back  |
| and use Sunrise to repeat the process. Eventually, Yami will be |
|                          finally dead.                          |
|                                                                 |
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*


You've made it...your adventure on Nippon is over...watch the ending scene as 
both you and Waka return to the Celestial Plain.

                             +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+
                             | STRAY BEAD #100  |
                             |     ACQUIRED     |
                             +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+

 _____________________________________________________________________________
(O)                                  RECAP                                  (O)
|Ż|=========================================================================|Ż|
| |         Divine Instruments         | Brush Techniques |   Stray Beads   | |
| |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ| |
| |----------------                    | Sunrise          | #1, #2, #3, #4  | |
| | Reflectors     |                   | Rejuvenation     | #5, #6, #7, #8  | |
| |----------------    _               | Power Slash 3    |#9, #10, #11, #12| |
| | Divine Retribution | Snarling Beast| Cherry Bomb 3    |  #13, #14, #15  | |
| | Infinity Judge     | Trinity Mirror| Bloom            |  #16, #17, #18  | |
| | Solar Flare        |               | Water Lily       |  #19, #20, #21  | |
| |                    Ż               | Vine             |  #22, #23, #24  | |
| |----------------                    | Waterspout       |  #25, #26, #27  | |
| | Rosaries       |                   |  |- Fountain     |  #28, #29, #30  | |
| |----------------_                   |  |- Deluge       |  #31, #32, #33  | |
| | Devout Beads   | Life Beads        | Crescent         |  #34, #35, #36  | |
| | Exorcism Beads | Resurrection Beads| Galestorm        |  #37, #38, #39  | |
| | Tundra Beads   |                   |  |- Whirlwind    |  #40, #41, #42  | |
| |                Ż                   | Inferno          |  #43, #44, #45  | |
| |----------------                    |  |- Fireburst    |  #46, #47, #48  | |
| | Glaives        |                   | Veil of Mist     |  #49, #50, #51  | |
| |----------------   _                |  |- Mist Warp    |  #52, #53, #54  | |
| | Tsumugari         | Seven Strike   | Catwalk          |  #55, #56, #57  | |
| | Blade of Kusanagi | Eighth Wonder  | Thunderstorm     |  #58, #59, #60  | |
| | Thunder Edge      |                |  |- Thunderbolt  |  #61, #62, #63  | |
| |                   Ż                | Blizzard         |  #64, #65, #66  | |
| |-------------------------------------------------------|  #67, #68, #69  | |
| |             Animal Tome             | Holy Artifacts  |  #70, #71, #72  | |
| |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|  #73, #74, #75  | |
| | Sparrow     (100%) | Fox     (100%) |Fire Tablet   [ ]|  #76, #77, #78  | |
| | Chicken     (100%) | Raccoon (100%) |Water Tablet  [ ]|  #79, #80, #81  | |
| | Dog         (100%) | Horse   (100%) |Peace Bell    [ ]|  #82, #83, #84  | |
| | Hare        (100%) | Tiger   (100%) |Gold Lucky Cat[ ]|  #85, #86, #87  | |
| | Boar        (100%) | Mouse   (100%) |Thief's Glove [ ]|  #88, #89, #90  | |
| | Piglet      (100%) | Cat     (100%) |Wood Mat      [ ]|  #91, #92, #93  | |
| | Monkey      (100%) | Cow     (100%) |Golden Ink Pot[ ]|  #94, #95, #96  | |
| | Pig         (100%) | Bear    (100%) |                 |  #97, #98, #99  | |
| | Deer        (100%) | Sheep   (100%) |                 |      #100       | |
| | Nightingale (100%) | Crane   (100%) |                 |                 | |
| |-------------------------------------------------------------------------| |
| |               Total Sun Fragments Collected: 15 out of 15               | |
| |_________________________________________________________________________| |
 Ż                                                                           Ż

After the ending scene, and the credits (only on the PS2 version), you'll come
to the rankings screen, where you get awarded unlockables depending on how well
you did. Here are the estimated requirements needed to get S rankings on
everything.

Deaths: 1 (or less)
Enemies Defeated: 900
Money Gained: 5,000,000 Yen
Demon Fangs: 300
Praise Earned: 5000

Yep. When you get S rankings on those, you get special things called "Karmic
Transformers." These are in the Tools section of the Fan Menu, and when 
selecting one, Ammy's model gets changed to various things. You also get two
other Karmic Transformers along with the Karmic Returner (which returns you to
your normal self) just for completing the game. You also get the final Stray
Bead, the Jukebox (for listening to music), and the art gallery. If you've
gotten all the Stray Beads (very likely if you've been following this guide),
you will get a new Holy Artifact called String of Beads. When it's equipped,
you gain the power of a true god: invincibility, infinite ink, and x10 attack
power. It makes the game absurdely easy, but it's fun to mess with. You also
unlock the secret theatre if you took over 31 hours to finish. (Very easy to
do.) This secret theatre, accessible from the main menu like with the jukebox
and art gallery, allow you to view movies and trailers that were made during
the game's development. It's really interesting to see how the game turned out
during its development, seeing certain concepts that didn't make it. (Like
having Susano as a constant partner.)

How to use these new unlockables? Well, you're given the option to save. Saving
to a file (I recommend saving to a seperate file instead of overwriting) lets
you replay the game in a sort of New Game +. With this, most of the things you
have collected have been carried over, including the unlockables, except for 
the following:

- Quest items (obviously)
- Thunder Edge, Tundra Beads, and Solar Flare Divine Instruments
- Fire Tablet, Water Tablet, and Thief's Glove Holy Artifacts
- All Sun Fragments (so you only start with 15 Solar Energy units)
- All Brush Techniques
- Animal Tome is reset
- Fleetfoot, Digging Champ, Holy Eagle, and Hardhead Dojo skills

Other than that, your exact Tool count (Holy Bones, Sakes, etc.) is intact,
your treasures collected and fish caught are still around, all your Divine
Attributes are fully upgraded, your Praise and Yen count are retained, and the 
Gold Dust items that you used are still effective on your Divine Instruments, 
even the ones you still have to get again. Considering that your Instruments 
can only be upgraded once, any Gold Dusts you bought in the previous 
playthrough cannot be bought again. You can even save again after finishing the
New Game +, so you can play the same file multiple times and rack up serious
amounts of treasures, yen, Praise, and tools.

Well, I hope you enjoyed the game and this guide, and I hope you continue 
having fun replaying the game!


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This a spoiler-free version of the walkthrough. However, unlike the ones on the
Zelda guides, this is more of an area-by-area checklist of things you can do in
the story so far, instead of brief summaries of what to do. It covers the 
essential items to get, in story order. Considering how this is made, it's 
pretty much meant to be printed out, so...here you go.

          ___________________________________________________________
         /                      REBIRTH OF A GOD                     \
         \/ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\/
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Cave of Nagi                   |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Learn Rejuvenation        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Astral Pouch          [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #1         [ ]                            |
         |- Learn Power Slash         [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Kamiki Village                 |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Learn Sunrise             [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 4 Sparrow groups     [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Chicken group      [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Hare group         [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #2         [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         /\_________________________________________________________/\
         \                                                           /
          ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
          ___________________________________________________________
         /                    RESTORATION GENESIS                    \
         \/ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\/
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Hana Valley                    |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Restore Guardian Sapling  [ ]                            |
         |- Learn Bloom               [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Boar/Piglet group  [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Monkey group       [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #11        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Sun Fragment          [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Shinshu Field                  |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Restore Guardian Sapling  [ ]                            |
         |- Learn Cherry Bomb         [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #5         [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #6         [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #7         [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #8         [ ]                            |
         |- Clear Monster Notebook    [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Sparrow group      [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 3 Hare groups        [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Boar/Piglet group  [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Boar Piglet group  [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Pig group          [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Horse group        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Kamiki Village                 |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Learn Water Lily          [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #3         [ ]                            |
         |- Get Sun Fragment          [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         /\_________________________________________________________/\
         \                                                           /
          ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
          ___________________________________________________________
         /                       FOREST LURKER                       \
         \/ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\/
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Agata Forest                   |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Restore Guardian Sapling  [ ]                            |
         |- Get Devout Beads          [ ]                            |
         |- Fight Waka                [ ]                            |
         |- Purchase two Gold Dusts   [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #12        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #13        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #14        [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 2 Sparrow groups     [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 3 Hare groups        [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Monkey group       [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 5 Deer groups        [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Nightingale group  [ ]                            |
         |- Help Kokari               [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Tsuta Ruins                    |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Learn Vine                [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #18        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #19        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #20        [ ]                            |
         |- Defeat Spider Queen       [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Kamiki Village                 |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #4         [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         /\_________________________________________________________/\
         \                                                           /
          ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
          ___________________________________________________________
         /                     AKAKABUTO'S REIGN                     \
         \/ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\/
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Agata Forest                   |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #15        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #16        [ ]                            |
         |- Help Kokari at river      [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Hare group         [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Taka Pass                      |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Fight Waka                [ ]                            |
         |- Restore Guardian Sapling  [ ]                            |
         |- Get Golden Mushroom       [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #21        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #22        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #23        [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Sparrow group      [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 2 Dogs               [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Boar Piglet group  [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Monkey group       [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 3 Deer groups        [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Nightingale group  [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 2 Fox groups         [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 2 Horse groups       [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Tiger group        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Kusa Village                   |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Purchase Infinity Judge   [ ]                            |
         |- Purchase two Gold Dusts   [ ]                            |
         |- Meet Princess Fuse        [ ]                            |
         |- Find Kusa Canine Warriors [ ]                            |
         |- Fight Tei                 [ ]                            |
         |- Feed the Canine Warriors  [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #27        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #28        [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 2 Sparrow groups     [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 2 Chicken groups     [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 2 Monkey groups      [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Pig group          [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Raccoon group      [ ]                            |
         |- Clear Revenge Contract    [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Taka Pass                      |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Rescue Chun               [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Sasa Sanctuary                 |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Meet Chief                [ ]                            |
         |- Learn Waterspout          [ ]                            |
         |- Find, fight, then feed Gi [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #30        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #31        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #32        [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 4 Sparrow groups     [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Hare group         [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 2 Tiger groups       [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 2 Mouse groups       [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Agata Forest                   |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Learn Crescent            [ ]                            |
         |- Fight and feed Jin        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #17        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Kamiki Village                 |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Fight and feed Chu        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Kusa Village                   |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Meet Princess Fuse        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Gale Shrine                    |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Learn Galestorm           [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #33        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #34        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Sun Fragment          [ ]                            |
         |- Defeat Crimson Helm       [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         /\_________________________________________________________/\
         \                                                           /
          ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
          ___________________________________________________________
         /                       100 YEAR RUIN                       \
         \/ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\/
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Kusa Village                   |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #29        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Sun Fragment          [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Chicken group      [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Taka Pass                      |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #24        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #25        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Sun Fragment          [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Kamiki Village                 |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Investigate Susano's hut  [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Moon Cave                      |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Learn Inferno             [ ]                            |
         |- Gather ingredients        [ ]                            |
         |- Defeat Orochi             [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         /\_________________________________________________________/\
         \                                                           /
          ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
          ___________________________________________________________
         /                      THE SICKLY CITY                      \
         \/ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\/
         |_______________________________                            |
         |City Checkpoint                |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #36        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #37        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #38        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #39        [ ]                            |
         |- Gain access to Ryoshima   [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Boar Piglet group  [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 2 Nightingale groups [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Raccoon group      [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Horse group        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Ryoshima Coast                 |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Restore Guardian Sapling  [ ]                            |
         |- Learn Holy Eagle          [ ]                            |
         |- Learn Digging Champ       [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #42        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #43        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #44        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Sun Fragment          [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Dog group          [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 2 Hare groups        [ ]                            |
         |- Feed Inaba                [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 2 Boar Piglets       [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 2 Monkey groups      [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Pig                [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Nightingale group  [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 2 Fox groups         [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Horse group        [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 2 Cat groups         [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 2 Cow groups         [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Sei-an City (Commoners' Qtrs.) |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Purchase Seven Strike     [ ]                            |
         |- Purchase two Gold Dusts   [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #46        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #47        [ ]                            |
         |- Gain access to other side [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Sei-an City (Arist. Qtrs.)     |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Meet Rao                  [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #51        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #52        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Ryoshima Coast                 |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Get access to Sunken Ship [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Sunken Ship                    |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #57        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #58        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Sun Fragment          [ ]                            |
         |- Get Lucky Mallet          [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Imperial Palace                |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Learn Veil of Mist        [ ]                            |
         |- Defeat Blight             [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #59        [ ]                            |
         |- Purchase Fog Pot          [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         /\_________________________________________________________/\
         \                                                           /
          ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
          ___________________________________________________________
         /                      ISLAND OF EVIL                       \
         \/ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\/
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Sei-an City (Arist. Qtrs.)     |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #53        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #54        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #55        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Sasa Sanctuary                 |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Meet with Kaguya          [ ]                            |
         |- Get Fire Tablet           [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Sei-an City (Arist. Qtrs.)     |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Meet Queen Himiko         [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Sei-an City (Commoners' Qtrs.) |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #48        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Sun Fragment          [ ]                            |
         |- Learn Fireburst           [ ]                            |
         |- Clear Monster Manifest    [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |North Ryoshima Coast           |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Make Orca appear          [ ]                            |
         |- Learn Power Slash 2       [ ]                            |
         |- Learn Cherry Bomb 2       [ ]                            |
         |- Learn Whirlwind           [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #60        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #61        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #62        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #63        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #64        [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Dog group          [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 2 Hare groups        [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Pig group          [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Fox group          [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 2 Cat groups         [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Cow group          [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Catcall Tower                  |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Feed 8 Cats               [ ]                            |
         |- Learn Catwalk             [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #67        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #68        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #69        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Sun Fragment          [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |North Ryoshima Coast           |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Feed 1 Tiger group        [ ]                            |
         |- Access Dragon Palace      [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Dragon Palace                  |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Meet Queen Otohime        [ ]                            |
         |- Learn Fountain            [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #70        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #71        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #72        [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Boar/Piglet group  [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Inside the Water Dragon        |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Free Dragon Orb           [ ]                            |
         |- Fight Foxfire and escape  [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Dragon Palace                  |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Get Treasure Box          [ ]                            |
         |- Meet Queen Otohime        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Sei-an City (Arist. Qrts.)     |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Fight Evil Rao            [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Oni Island                     |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Learn Thunderstorm        [ ]                            |
         |- Defeat Ninetails          [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         /\_________________________________________________________/\
         \                                                           /
          ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
          ___________________________________________________________
         /                    TWIN OWLS AT SUNDOWN                   \
         \/ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\/
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Dragon Palace                  |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #73        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |North Ryoshima Coast           |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #65        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #66        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Sei-an City (Both Quarters)    |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Purchase Water Tablet     [ ]                            |
         |- Purchase Trinity Mirror   [ ]                            |
         |- Learn Deluge              [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #49        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #50        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Ryoshima Coast                 |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #41        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #45        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |City Checkpoint                |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #40        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Taka Pass                      |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #26        [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Monkey group       [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Gale Shrine                    |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #35        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Shinshu Field                  |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Get Gimmick Gear          [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 2 Hare groups        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Sei-an City (Arist. Qtrs.)     |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Learn Thunderbolt         [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #56        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Shinshu Field                  |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Access Kamui              [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Kamui                          |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Fight Oki                 [ ]                            |
         |- Restore Guardian Sapling  [ ]                            |
         |- Learn Cherry Bomb 3       [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #74        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #75        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #76        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #77        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #78        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Sun Fragment          [ ]                            |
         |- Clear Record of Penance   [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Hare group         [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Fox group          [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 6 Bears              [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 2 Sheep groups       [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 2 Crane groups       [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Wep'keer                       |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Meet Samickle and Kai     [ ]                            |
         |- Visit Kemu, then Kai      [ ]                            |
         |- Purchase Resurr. Beads    [ ]                            |
         |- Purchase two Gold Dusts   [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #80        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #81        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #82        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #83        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Sun Fragment          [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Hare group         [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 2 Bears              [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 3 Sheep groups       [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Crane group        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Kamui (Ezofuji)                |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Meet Tuskle               [ ]                            |
         |- Learn Power Slash 3       [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #84        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #85        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #86        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #87        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Sun Fragment          [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 2 Monkey groups      [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Raccoon group      [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 2 Bears              [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Sheep group        [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Crane group        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Yoshpet Forest                 |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #88        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #89        [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Hare group         [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Deer group         [ ]                            |
         |- Feed 1 Boar/Piglet group  [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Ponc'tan                       |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Talk to all the Poncles   [ ]                            |
         |- Purchase Eighth Wonder    [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #91        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #92        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Inner Yoshpet                  |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #94        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #95        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #96        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Sun Fragment          [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Kamiki Village (Past)          |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Feed the boy's Dog        [ ]                            |
         |- Fight Nagi                [ ]                            |
         |- Get Nami's clothes        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Moon Cave (Past)               |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Defeat True Orochi        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Wawku Shrine                   |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Learn Blizzard            [ ]                            |
         |- Get Solar Flare           [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #97        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #98        [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #99        [ ]                            |
         |- Defeat Lechku & Nechku    [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         /\_________________________________________________________/\
         \                                                           /
          ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
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         /                     LIGHT VS. DARKNESS                    \
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         |_______________________________                            |
         |Kamui                          |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #79        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Yoshpet Forest                 |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #90        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Ponc'tan                       |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #93        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Shinshu Field                  |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #9         [ ]                            |
         |- Get Stray Bead #10        [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         |_______________________________                            |
         |Ark of Yamato                  |                           |
         |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                            |
         |- Purchase Tundra Beads     [ ]                            |
         |- Purchase two Gold Dusts   [ ]                            |
         |- Refight all five bosses   [ ]                            |
         |- Defeat Yami               [ ]                            |
         |                                                           |
         /\_________________________________________________________/\
         \                                                           /
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(                       B R U S H  T E C H N I Q U E S                        )
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Throughout the game, you will learn various Celestial Brush techniques, all of
which can be used to help save the world of Nippon. Not only are there the 13
main techniques that you acquire during the story, there's also secret 
techniques that can be learned through sidequests. I will talk about each one.
These powers will be listed in the order the game lists them, starting from
Sunrise, and scrolling through them to the right.

+---=======================---+
Sunrise
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: A Celestial Brush power mastered by the sun god Amaterasu. Draw a
 simple circle in the sky and it will transmute into the sun. This enlightening
 power is known as Sunrise.

Where to find: In Kamiki Village. After restoring the land, investigate all the
 people, then head to the wooden lookout point on the mountain and draw a 
 circle in the sky.

Tips: If you cannot see the sky, adjust your view before drawing. Take care
 when beginning and ending the motion and close the circle. That should help
 shed some light on Sunrise.

+---=======================---+
Rejuvenation
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: One of the 13 Celestial Brush powers. Mastered by Yomigami. Fill 
 in areas where something once existed to restore that object. This fulfilling
 power is known as Rejuvenation.

Where to find: In the Cave of Nagi at the very beginning of the game, when you
 need to fill in the River of the Heavens.

Tips: Move the Wii Remote forward to widen the breadth of your stroke and you
 might find it easier to fill areas in completely. Don't aim for artistic 
 beauty. Just fill it in as best you can.

+---=======================---+
Power Slash
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: One of the 13 Celestial Brush powers. Mastered by Tachigami. Etch
 a sharp and straight line, and the ink becomes like a blade. This is the Power
 Slash, a move that can slice through almost anything.

Where to find: At the end of the Cave of Nagi at the very beginning of the 
 game. Fill in the statue of Nagi's sword with Rejuvenation to get this.

Tips: As long as the stroke is straight, it needn't be long. If your lines come
 out curvy, hold the Z Button as you draw. When properly aligned, multiple 
 targets can be cut at once. The Control Stick can be used to adjust the camera
 angle to get a better view even while you are drawing with the B Button. 
 Battle may be hectic, but you can take a breather while drawing. Don't be
 sloppy with the brush. Take your time. Don't rush.

+---=======================---+
Power Slash 2
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Tachigami is powered up! Power Slash can now do more damage and
 slice apart even tougher materials!

Where to find: In North Ryoshima, head to the island west of the bomb-like one.
 Power Slash the rock that is surrounded by pots to reveal a hole. Drop inside
 to find a Divine Spring. Deposit 80,000 Yen into the spring to unlock this
 power.

Tips: Reveal the power hidden within by mastering Power Slash 2! Substances 
 like iron that were too strong to cut before can be sliced.

+---=======================---+
Power Slash 3
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Tachigami is powered up! Power Slash can now do more damage and
 slice apart even tougher materials than before!

Where to find: In Kamui's Ezofuji area, on a high ledge west of the Ark of 
 Yamato. To reach that, just drop down onto it from the path leading to Wawku
 Shrine. Up here is an iron rock blocking the hole to the Divine Spring. Use
 Power Slash 2 to cut through that rock, and head down. Deposit 360,000 Yen to
 unlock this power.

Tips: Unleash unbelievable power with Power Slash 3. Even diamonds cannot
 withstand the cutting power of this move.

+---=======================---+
Cherry Bomb
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: One of the 13 Celestial Brush powers. Mastered by Bakugami. Draw a
 circle with a line intersecting it once. The lines form a bomb which detonates
 into a holy explosion. This explosive power is known as the Cherry Bomb.

Where to find: At night, head to Tama's house. It's in Shinshu Field, very east
 side. After talking to him enough times, draw the Cherry Bomb into the pot
 when prompted to learn this.

Tips: You already know how to draw a circle, thanks to Sunrise. Then, add a 
 line to that circle. The direction doesn't matter. The line must be continuous
 and pierce the circle from the outside. The Cherry Bomb can be used during 
 battle. Keep a cool head and draw. You might find it difficult to draw the
 Cherry Bomb at first. If you have trouble, change the camera angle to aim
 downward. The Control Stick can be used to adjust the camera angle to get a
 better view even while you are drawing with the B Button.

+---=======================---+
Cherry Bomb 2
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Bakugami is powered up! You can now create two Cherry Bombs at a
 time!

Where to find: In North Ryoshima, head to the island that looks a bit like a
 Cherry Bomb far to the north. It's easy to use Orca to get there. Once there,
 look for a glowing crack in the ground. Blow it up with Cherry Bomb and drop
 inside to find a Divine Spring. Deposit 120,000 Yen into the spring to unlock
 this power.

Tips: Unleash a more powerful version of Cherry Bomb with Cherry Bomb 2! After
 drawing one, immediately draw an additional Cherry Bomb. Create up to 2
 simultaneously to blast enemies to dust. Remember that each Cherry Bomb costs
 1 Ink Pot.

+---=======================---+
Cherry Bomb 3
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Bakugami is powered up! You can now create three Cherry Bombs at a
 time!

Where to find: In Kamui, behind the Guardian Sapling. To get there, look around
 the west of the Sapling to find a Konohana Blossom. Vine up there, then blow
 up the cracked rock with a Cherry Bomb to be able to get behind the Sapling.
 There, is a hard piece of ground with two cracks in it. Use Cherry Bomb 2 to
 blow it up (yes, create two Cherry Bombs, so this cannot be gotten until you
 learned Cherry Bomb 2) and drop down. Deposit 300,000 Yen into the spring to
 unlock this power.

Tips: Unleash the ultimate version of Cherry Bomb with Cherry Bomb 3! After
 drawing one, immediately draw another, and so on. Create up to 3 
 simultaneously to blast enemies to dust.

+---=======================---+
Bloom
ŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: One of the 13 Celestial Brush powers. Mastered by Sakigami. Draw
 a circle around a wilted tree, and the ink turns to flowers. This unleashes
 the power of Bloom, which is the essence of plant life. Also, placing the 
 brush on a lush area will yield green Holy Smoke. Drag the brush from there to
 create a streak of vegetation. This is another of the wondrous abilities 
 granted by Bloom.

Where to find: At Hana Valley, after returning the crystal sphere to its
 rightful place and shining sunlight on it.

Tips: Draw a broad circle surrounding the center of a wilted tree. Close the
 circle by connecting the beginning and end of the line. If you're having 
 trouble, try drawing slightly higher or lower. Beware of obstacles that may be
 nearby the subject of your circle. You may have trouble covering large areas
 when restoring flora. Combat this by using the 2 Button to pull the camera
 back.

+---=======================---+
Water Lily
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: One of the 13 Celestial Brush powers. Mastered by Hasugami. Draw a
 circle on the water to produce a giant lily pad. This Water Lily power allows
 for safe passage over the surface.

Where to find: At Kamiki Village, after fully restoring Sakuya's Tree with Mr.
 Orange's help.

Tips: Place the brush on the water and draw where you would like a pad. Close 
 the circle by connecting the beginning and end of the line. You may include a
 bit of shoreline in the circle if necessary. You might find it helpful to move
 the camera to an overhead view.

+---=======================---+
Vine
ŻŻŻŻ
Description: One of the 13 Celestial Brush powers. Mastered by Tsutagami. Draw
 a line connecting yourself to a holy Konohana Blossom. The ink becomes like a
 vine, dragging you instantly to the target Konohana Blossom. This fragrant
 power is known as Vine.

Where to find: At Tsuta Ruins. After curing the water of the poison, enter the
 giant statue and Bloom all the cursed patches of flora.

Tips: Placing the brush on a Konohana Blossom shows green Holy Smoke. Moving
 the brush to yourself will cause the same Holy Smoke effect. With the line
 connecting you to the target, Vine power takes over. The line must be drawn
 from the Konohana Blossom to yourself. Areas emitting Holy Smoke have a 
 guiding effect on the brush. When you have begun to fall from a high place,
 enter drawing mode to freeze the action and adjust the camera to look for
 blossoms. If there is a Konohana Blossom nearby, you needn't fear falling.

+---=======================---+
Waterspout
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: One of the 13 Celestial Brush powers. Mastered by Nuregami. Place
 the brush on the surface of water and move it toward a target. This allows you
 to transport water to a new location. Also, you can use it on power springs
 located throughout the environment. Place the brush on the power spring and
 move it upward. A pillar of water will erupt, transporting you to higher 
 places. Moving water and forming pillars... These are the powers of 
 Waterspout.

Where to find: At Sasa Sanctuary. The hot spring is dried up, so talk to the
 sparrow until Mr. Bamboo arrives. Play the digging game with him and the power
 will be yours.

Tips: When the brush is over a water target, blue Holy Smoke appears. Move the
 brush from there to move water to your destination. To create a pillar of 
 water, place the brush near a power spring. Then, draw a straight line upward.
 The length does not matter.

+---=======================---+
Fountain
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: One of Nuregami's hidden powers. Use this to utilize Mermaid 
 Springs and warp around without the need of a Mermaid Coin!

Where to find: At the Dragon Palace, in the hot spring area. Dig up the center
 of the spring with Digging Champ, then help the dancer reach the bottom in a
 digging game. Afterwards, trace a swirl along the spring.

Tips: Draw a swirl on the surface of a Mermaid Spring's water, and Waterspout's
 ultimate power, Fountain shall be revealed. This miraculous power can 
 instantly teleport you to faraway lands.

+---=======================---+
Deluge
ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Another of Nuregami's hidden powers. Draw two vertical lines as if
 to resemble falling raindrops to unleash a divine rainstorm!

Where to find: After clearing Oni Island, return to Himiko's Palace. Behind it
 is a pedestal with a small pool of water. Use Waterspout to move water from 
 the pool onto the tops of the four rocks in the sea at the same time to learn
 this.

Tips: Use Waterspout to draw the shape of falling rain to bring on a Deluge 
 sure to stop enemies in their tracks. Small drawings use 3 Ink Bottles and
 cause only a little rain. Medium drawings use 6 Ink Bottles and cause moderate
 rain. Large drawings use 9 Ink Bottles and cause a long shower. Coat evil in a
 nurturing and purifying rain!

+---=======================---+
Crescent
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: One of the 13 Celestial Brush powers. Mastered by Yumigami. Draw
 a curved line in the sky to summon the waning moon. The silver light that 
 shines forth is the power of Crescent.

Where to find: At Agata Forest. While searching for the Canine Warriors, help
 Kushi and Susano with the water barrel and monster business, then help Kokari
 to fish up Whopper. After that, you learn this.

Tips: Imagine drawing a curved line from 12 to 6 on an analog clock. Draw from
 the top and move downward, stopping at 6 o'clock. It goes without saying that
 you must face the sky when drawing. Be careful of nearby mountains or houses
 that might obstruct you.

+---=======================---+
Galestorm
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: One of the 13 Celestial Brush powers. Mastered by Kazegami. Draw a
 wind symbol to summon a gale of divine wind. This purifying gust is known as
 Galestorm.

Where to find: Once you reach the top of the giant windmill at the Gale Shrine,
 draw loop-de-loop lines over the dark wind in the opposite direction that it
 is blowing to get this.

Tips: The size of the symbol drawn affects the strength of the wind. The larger
 you draw the symbol, the more powerful the gust. There are 2 variations of the
 wind symbol: loop-de-loop (like a roller coaster), and swirl (starting from
 the outside, circling inward). Loop-de-loop, we have lateral wind. Swirl, is a
 forward gust. Use these differing symbols based upon the situation you are
 dealt. If either of them proves difficult, try changing the camera angle. No
 matter the size of the symbol drawn, the ink use is unchanged. You may become
 flustered in battle, but stay calm and draw slowly.

+---=======================---+
Whirlwind
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Kazegami's hidden power. Use Galestorm to draw 3 lines 
 representing a tumultuous storm. Amaterasu's body unleashes a Whirlwind that
 destroys evil.

Where to find: In North Ryoshima, help the Fisherman fish for a Marlin over at
 the big west island after giving him the Marlin Rod (purchasable at Sei-an 
 City), then head inside Umi's restaurant. Talk to Umi, the chef, and when he
 finishes slicing the Marlin, draw three lines like the scroll on the left
 shows.

Tips: Larger lines make larger storms, but their time is shorter. Small = long.
 Big = short. You might say it's a balanced system. 3 Ink Bottles are required,
 regardless of size. Harness the righteous wind to blow evil away!

+---=======================---+
Inferno
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: One of the 13 Celestial Brush powers. Mastered by Moegami. Place
 the brush over fire and move it toward a target. This allows you to transport
 the roiling flames to a new location. This red hot power is known as Inferno.

Where to find: In the Moon Cave, second basement floor. You'll have to Power
 Slash all the eye guards at once, then approach an iced phoenix statue. Defeat
 Ice Mouth to get this.

Tips: Red Holy Smoke is emitted when the brush is placed near flames. Move the
 brush from there to unleash the power of Inferno. Keep a cool head and let the
 brush do its work.

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Fireburst
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Moegami's hidden power. Inferno's true power is unleashed when you
 draw the infinity symbol. This is the power of Fireburst, a purifying flame
 that burns evil.

Where to find: After Sei-an City is freed from the mist, enter the Yama's
 restaurant in the north end of town in the Commoners' Quarters. Talk to the
 chef Yama, and give him the Golden Mushroom. (For info on how to get the item,
 check the items section in this guide.) You will have to draw an infinity
 symbol to summon fire for Yama's food.

Tips: Small symbols net little flame. Large ones result in more. It is possible
 to damage all enemies on the screen at once. The larger the symbol, the more
 ink is used. Depending on the size, it may consume 3, 6, or 9 Ink Bottles. Be
 sure that the infinity symbol is properly closed. Burn the grin off evil's
 face with this powerful flame!

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Veil of Mist
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: One of the 13 Celestial Brush powers. Mastered by Kasugami. Use 
 the brush to draw a pair of horizontal lines. The marks left by the brush
 become a fine mist that confuses enemies. This murky power is known as the
 Veil of Mist.

Where to find: In the Imperial Palace, while shrunken. Eventually, you'll find
 a hanging flask inside the Emperor's treasure box. Use Power Slash to cut the
 rope, then enter the flask. Use Galestorm once inside.

Tips: You can use this power whenever and wherever you like. Use it during 
 battle to reveal opportune chances to attack.

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Mist Warp
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Kasugami's hidden power. Draw an X when facing an Ultimate Origin
 Mirror, and swiftly travel across Nippon.

Where to find: In the Imperial Palace of Sei-an City. Purchase the Fog Pot from
 the Emperor for 80 Demon Fangs.

Tips: Origin Mirrors carve your memory forever into the annals of time. Among
 these mystical mirrors are special ones known as the Ultimate Origin Mirror
 which possess incredible divine powers. Draw an X symbol on an Ultimate Origin
 Mirror using Veil of Mist to activate the Mist Warp technique. Using this
 technique allows you to teleport to other Ultimate Origin Mirrors in other
 locations.

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Catwalk
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: One of the 13 Celestial Brush powers. Mastered by Kabegami. You
 will find statues of Kabegami scattered throughout the land. Place the brush
 over the statue and draw up a nearby wall from there. The mark of Kabegami
 shall appear, allowing you to stick to the wall. This upwardly mobile power is
 known as Catwalk.

Where to find: At the top level of Catcall Tower, there's a lone cat meowing on
 a ledge that's sticking out. This cat is actually a messenger of Kabegami.
 Feed this cat some fish (you need a Feedbag) and you will learn this.

Tips: Placing the brush over the statue reveals purple Holy Smoke. Move the
 brush from that spot and the power of the Catwalk is all yours!

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Thunderstorm
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: One of the 13 Celestial Brush powers. Mastered by Gekigami. Place
 the brush on lightning and move it toward a target. This allows you to 
 actually move the lightning power with the brush. This electrifying power is
 known as Thunderstorm.

Where to find: While exploring Oni Island, you'll eventually find a statue of
 Gekigami. Draw an arrow on the drawn bow where it's supposed to be using 
 Rejuvenation to get this power.

Tips: Placing the brush on lightning or clouds reveals yellow Holy Smoke. Move
 the brush from that spot to unleash a powerful thunderbolt!

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Thunderbolt
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Gekigami's hidden power. Draw a jagged line that represents 
 lightning to shock enemies until they're crispy!

Where to find: At Gen's Clocktower in Sei-an City, Aristocratic Quarters. Use
 Catwalk to enter the top, and give Gen the Gimmick Gear (acquired from Ida the
 Messenger, see the items section for details). When prompted, draw the jagged
 line to give the mechanism power.

Tips: Draw a lightning symbol using the Thunderstorm power, and the ink summons
 forth a Thunderbolt, shocking foes with electricity. Small symbols net small
 lightning. Large symbols have a bigger effect. Larger bolts of lightning can
 damage more enemies at once. The larger the symbol, the more ink is used.
 Depending on the size, it may consume 3, 6, or 9 Ink Bottles. For best 
 results, aim for sharp angles in the jagged shape. Use the power of almighty 
 thunder to strike down your enemies!

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Blizzard
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: One of the 13 Celestial Brush powers. Mastered by Itegami. Place
 the brush on ice and move it toward a target. This allows you to transport the
 frozen ice with the brush. This chilling power is known as Blizzard.

Where to find: At Wawku Shrine, outside, on the 4th floor. Stop the blizzard
 machine by Power Slashing the lever to stop the wheels one by one. The left 
 one should be stopped when upright, the middle should face right, and the 
 right, left.

Tips: Placing the brush over ice reveals blue Holy Smoke. Move the brush from
 there and harness the power of Blizzard!

+---=======================---+
Icestorm
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Itegami's hidden power. Draw a snowflake and ice will rain down,
 piercing through the hearts of enemies.

Where to find: You automatically have this power after gaining the Blizzard
 brush technique.

Tips: This hidden power to summon ice shards from the heavens can be made by
 drawing the shape of a snowflake. Simply draw an X with a line intersecting 
 it. This extremely powerful ability also has a costly setback. The larger the
 symbol, the more ink is used. Depending on the size, 3, 6, or 9 Ink Bottles
 may be consumed. If you have trouble with this, consider using Z to draw 
 straight lines.

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(                        D O J O  T E C H N I Q U E S                         )
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There are a total of three Dojos spread through Nippon, one in Shinshu Field,
one in Ryoshima Coast, and one in Kamui. Each Dojo you reach grows the number
of abilities you can learn...at a price, of course. This'll show the list of
moves you can learn at the Dojo and how much they cost.

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Reflector Technique: 4 Winds
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Costs: 5,000 Yen

Description: First, swing the Wii Remote to begin the attack... Swing the Wii
 Remote rapidly in succession. Time it well! Repeat until you connect 4 
 consecutive Reflector hits. This combo makes short work of enemies and looks
 good, too!

Availability: Shinshu Field Dojo

+---=======================---+
Reflector Technique: 5 Winds
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Costs: 20,000 Yen

Description: First, swing the Wii Remote to begin the attack...  Swing the Wii
 Remote rapidly in succession. Time it well! Repeat until you can connect 5
 consecutive hits in a combo. This combo makes short work of enemies and looks
 good, too!

Availability: Ryoshima Coast Dojo (must have learned 4 Winds first)

+---=======================---+
Rosary Technique: Spirit Storm
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Costs: 7,000 Yen

Description: First, swing the Wii Remote to begin the attack... Swing the Wii
 Remote rapidly in succession. Time it well! Repeat until you connect 6 
 consecutive Rosary hits. The more you swing the Wii Remote, the more powerful
 the hits become. Attack quickly and with beauty. Attack fiercely and with 
 fury. Give it all you've got and send the evil ones packing!

Availability: Shinshu Field Dojo

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Rosary Technique: Spirit Armageddon
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Costs: 30,000 Yen

Description: First, swing the Wii Remote to begin the attack... Swing the Wii
 Remote rapidly in succession. Time it well! Repeat until you connect 8 
 consecutive Rosary hits. The more you swing the Wii Remote, the more powerful
 the hits become. Attack fiercely and with beauty. Attack fiercely and with
 fury. Give it all you got and send the evil ones packing!

Availability: Ryoshima Coast Dojo (must have learned Spirit Storm first)

+---=======================---+
Glaive Technique: 3 Shears
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Costs: 40,000 Yen

Description: First, swing the Wii Remote to begin the attack... Swing the Wii
 Remote rapidly in succession. Time it well! Repeat until you connect 3 
 consecutive Glaive hits. Tilt the Wii Remote up and hold for a more powerful
 charged attack. Devastating attacks become possible with this technique. Slice
 the enemy into ribbons! Slash the enemy in two. Use your new technique to 
 teach the evil ones a lesson!

Availability: Ryoshima Coast Dojo

+---=======================---+
Glaive Technique: 4 Shears
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Costs: 50,000 Yen

Description: First, swing the Wii Remote to begin the attack... Swing the Wii
 Remote rapidly in succession. Time it well! Repeat until you connect 4 
 consecutive Glaive hits. Tilt the Wii Remote up and hold for a more powerful
 charged attack. Devastating attacks become possible with this technique. Slice
 the enemy into ribbons. Slash the enemy in two. Use your new technique to
 teach the evil ones a lesson!

Availability: Kamui Dojo

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God Technique: Wailing Mirror
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Costs: 40,000 Yen

Description: Equip Reflectors as both main and sub weapons for this technique.
 Both Reflectors will undergo an increase in power. The Wailing Mirror's
 combination of offense and defense thrashes foes!

Availability: Ryoshima Coast Dojo

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God Technique: Bead String
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Costs: 50,000 Yen

Description: Equip Rosaries as both main and sub weapons for this technique.
 Both Rosaries will undergo an increase in power. Wield the Bead String's power
 like a raging inferno to decimate foes!

Availability: Kamui Dojo

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God Technique: Sword Dance
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Costs: 60,000 Yen

Description: Equip Glaives as both main and sub weapons for this technique.
 Both Glaives will undergo an increase in power. Growl fiercely as you cut down
 foes with the Sword Dance!

Availability: Kamui Dojo

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God Technique: Fleetfoot
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Costs: 10,000 Yen

Description: Swing the Nunchuk quickly and without hesitation! In doing so, you
 can quickly bound out of the way of incoming attacks. You will move in the
 direction you swing the Nunchuk. You can instantly execute a dash immediately
 following a jump! Swing the Nunchuk to quickly leap away from impending 
 danger!

Availability: Shinshu Field Dojo

+---=======================---+
God Technique: Counter Dodge
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Costs: 30,000 Yen

Description: Quickly swing the Nunchuk! In doing so, you will not only dodge
 the enemy's incoming attacks, but your momentum will also allow you to strike
 back at your foe. Use this to turn a dangerous situation to your advantage!

Availability: Kamui Dojo (must have learned Fleetfoot first)

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God Technique: Digging Champ
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Costs: 30,000 Yen

Description: Calm your soul and press the C Button repeatedly over the ground.
 Focus intently and you can dig in places where you couldn't before. Then, just
 keep on digging!

Availability: Ryoshima Coast Dojo

+---=======================---+
God Technique: Holy Eagle
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Costs: 20,000 Yen

Description: First, press the A Button to soar toward the heavens. Then press
 the A Button again in the air. You will kick off of the air itself, jumping
 to new heights. The longer and harder you press the A Button, the higher you
 go!

Availability: Ryoshima Coast Dojo

+---=======================---+
God Technique: Golden Fury
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Costs: 100,000 Yen

Description: During battle, press the C Button to insult the enemy! Doing so
 will cause your foe to drop a Demon Fang.

Availability: Shinshu Field Dojo

+---=======================---+
God Technique: Brown Rage
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Costs: 2,000,000 Yen

Description: During battle, hold the C Button to insult the enemy! Doing so
 will cause your foe to drop a Demon Fang. Press for Golden Fury. Hold for
 Brown Rage. Show those evildoers exactly how you feel about them!

Availability: Ryoshima Coast Dojo (must have learned Golden Fury first)

+---=======================---+
God Technique: Hardhead
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Costs: 10,000 Yen

Description: Don't flinch! Just swing the Wii Remote! Your head turns to steel.
 Not even iron boulders stand in your way! With practice, Hardhead will evolve
 and grow stronger. Be headstrong! Don't let any obstacle stand in your way!

Availability: Kamui Dojo

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God Technique: Holy Falcon
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Costs: 30,000 Yen

Description: Holy Falcon is an evolved version of Holy Eagle. Press the A 
 Button to jump, then press it again to jump higher. The Holy Falcon causes
 attack power to accumulate. That power changes the jump into an aggressive and
 powerful attack!

Availability: Kamui Dojo (must have learned Holy Eagle first)


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 /\ |  |  /|/|      /| |/  | / |  / | /|/|/|  |/ /|/|  |  / \_            .----
/(_) \/|_/ | |_/   (/      |/\/|_/\/|/ | | |_/|_/ | |_/|_/ \/ \          ::::::
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Sun Fragments are like the Heart Pieces of Zelda. There are 15 in all, and
getting three of them results in a new unit for your Solar Energy (health). 
This will list them in the order the walkthrough gets them. There will be
checkmark boxes beside each.

+---=======================---+
Sun Fragment #1 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Hana Valley

How to get: After restoring Hana Valley to its former self by Blooming the
 Guardian Sapling, go around the valley and Bloom all the small trees. Don't
 forget the evil, attacking ones! After doing so, a chest will appear by the
 mural. Open it for this Fragment.

+---=======================---+
Sun Fragment #2 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Kamiki Village

How to get: There is a couple of islands behind Susano's residence, the closer
 and smaller one having a treasure chest on it. Once you have the Water Lily
 power, use it to get on that island and grab the Fragment from the chest.

+---=======================---+
Sun Fragment #3 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Gale Shrine

How to get: At the top of the windmill (after learning Galestorm), head back
 and you'll immediately spot a ledge above you as you go down stairs. Jump up
 there and head to the end to find a special treasure box. Open it for this.

+---=======================---+
Sun Fragment #4 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Kusa Village

How to get: Along the wooden path that seperates the village and Fuse's house,
 there's a Konohana Blossom a bit above it. Vine up to it, and head to the end
 to find some hanging carp streamers. Use Galestorm northwards, and jump along
 them to the other side. This is in one of the chests.

+---=======================---+
Sun Fragment #5 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Taka Pass

How to get: On the west side of Taka is a treasure hunter named Bingo. His
 pendulum has taken him to some treasure, but he cannot find it. Use Galestorm
 on the pile of leaves right next to him to reveal a large hole in the ground.
 Talk to him to partake in a digging minigame. After winning it, you will get
 this.

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Sun Fragment #6 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Ryoshima Coast

How to get: On the way to the Guardian Sapling, there's a hard piece of raised
 ground that shines in the middle, in an alcove where some Cows are. If you
 learned Digging Champ at a Dojo, dig through the ground to find a hole. Drop
 down and fight a Bandit Spider, which is similar to the Spider Queen. For more
 info, see the bosses section. After its defeat, this Fragment is free to grab.

+---=======================---+
Sun Fragment #7 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Sunken Ship

How to get: Using the cannon in the treasure room, make it fire a Cherry Bomb
 at the top panel to reveal a chest. Use double jumps to get up there, and open
 it for this.

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Sun Fragment #8 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Sei-an City, Commoners' Quarters

How to get: In the southwest corner is a black, tall house. On the south side
 of it, one of its walls is cracked. Blast it open with a Cherry Bomb, then
 head inside. This is what appears to be a treasure house. Climb to the top,
 move to the bottom right corner, and drop down into the enclosed space. Open
 the chest for this.

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Sun Fragment #9 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: North Ryoshima

How to get: On the west set of islands at sea, get on the middle one. There,
 you will find a glowing cracked spot on the ground. Use Digging Champ to dig
 through it and reveal a hole. Drop down and fight a Bandit Spider. After the
 fight, this is rewarded.

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Sun Fragment #10 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Catcall Tower

How to get: At the very tip top of the Tower, in a chest behind the giant white
 Kabegami statue. You'll need to learn Catwalk first.

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Sun Fragment #11 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Kamui

How to get: On the way to Wep'keer, drop down off the path to end up at a part
 of a frozen waterfall. Blow open the crack in the waterfall to reveal a 
 tunnel. Head through it to find a hard dig spot. Use Digging Champ to dig 
 through it and reveal a hole. Drop down to fight a Bandit Spider. After the
 fight, this is rewarded.

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Sun Fragment #12 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Wep'keer

How to get: Behind Kai's hut, past the entrance to the Snowball Playground,
 there is a small wooden bridge. Drop down from there to be at an area of a
 frozen waterfall. There's a chest here. Open it for this Fragment.

+---=======================---+
Sun Fragment #13 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Kamui (Ezofuji)

How to get: On the north side of Laochi Lake is a series of ledges, accessible
 by using Vine on the Konohana Blossoms. Vine up to the highest ledge, and open
 the chest you see for this Fragment.

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Sun Fragment #14 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Inner Yoshpet

How to get: At the third fork in the road, take the path to the right instead
 of the left path. At the end, dig up the chest and open it for this treasure.

+---=======================---+
Sun Fragment #15 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Wawku Shrine

How to get: Pretty simple how to get this one. Just defeat Lechku and Nechku at
 the end of the dungeon.


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/(_)|_/   |/\/|_/ \/|/   |(_/|_/\/|_/\/|_/ \/ \                          ::::::
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In the game, are 100 Stray Beads scattered around Nippon. They are usually in
well-hidden spots. When you collect them all, the next time you start a game
from the file you saved to after the final boss, the Stray Beads will turn into
a Holy Artifact that, when equipped, will make Amaterasu invincible, make her
Ink Pots never run out (infinite), and her attack power increased x 10. 
Game-breaking I know, but it's one hell of a prize. There will be checkmark 
boxes beside each Bead to mark off which ones you've gotten (and they will be
easy, since the game does have the Stray Beads listed in numbers) in case you
print this out.

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Stray Bead #1 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Cave of Nagi

How to get: In the River of the Heavens area, where you climb up rock steps...
 at the top, jump east across the river and find a treasure chest behind a 
 rock. Tackle it to open it, revealing this Bead.

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Stray Bead #2 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Kamiki Village

How to get: Where Komuso is/was (by some sparrows and some umbrellas on the
 mountain path) there's two treasure chests above here. Look around for them by
 holding 2 and moving the Control Stick. To get up there, you have to use 
 careful wall jumps. The best way is to wall jump off of the north rock. Open
 that chest there for this Bead. The other higher chest has Glass Beads.

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Stray Bead #3 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Kamiki Village

How to get: Once you have Water Lily, go behind Susano's home. You'll see two
 islands, a larger one farther in the distance. Use lilypads to get over there.
 There's a couple of buried treasures here, easily found at night. One of these
 treasures happens to be this Stray Bead.

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Stray Bead #4 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Kamiki Village

How to get: Once you have Vine, use it to ascend the ledges on the sides of
 the waterfall, south of Kushi's water mill. Remember that it only works with
 Konohana Blossoms! At the top, there should be a treasure chest. Open it for
 this.

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Stray Bead #5 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Shinshu Field

How to get: It's at the foot of the ramp to Lake Harami. It's buried between
 three bushes that are between two wilted trees. Dig it up.

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Stray Bead #6 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Shinshu Field

How to get: It's buried between three bushes, behind the Dojo. Dig it up.

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Stray Bead #7 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Shinshu Field

How to get: Buried between three bushes, south of the Guardian Sapling. On a
 ledge higher than the Hares. Dig it up.

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Stray Bead #8 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Shinshu Field

How to get: Buried between three bushes, behind the Nameless Man's kiln. In a
 corner. Dig it up.

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Stray Bead #9 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Shinshu Field

How to get: Tama requires new motivation after being burned out from Kamiki's
 Festival. Return to his house once you have upgraded your Cherry Bomb ability
 to Cherry Bomb 3. Place two Cherry Bombs to pique his interest. Place three
 Cherry Bombs (make sure they're far enough apart) and his passion will burn
 bright once more. He'll give you this Bead as thanks.

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Stray Bead #10 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: The Nameless Man spends his hard labor on making vases. After certain
 periods in the game have passed, he gains new vases. Your objective is to put
 these vases beside small angel altars scattered throughout Shinshu Field. The
 altar locations are: south of the Nameless Man's house, within a cracked wall
 near the Kabegami statue, along the zig-zag path, beside the giant ramp 
 leading down to the Moon Cave, and where the Moon Cave should be after 
 defeating Orochi. The availability of the vases are as follows:

Azure Neck: After accepting the mission to find the missing Canine Warriors.
Indigo Neck: After the Kamiki Festival.
Rust Neck: After blooming Ryoshima's Guardian Sapling.
Auburn Neck: Same time as before, just use Crescent or Sunrise depending on the
 time of day to pass the time.
Pure Neck: After rescuing Lika from the Spirit Gate.

Once all the altars have been given the vases, return to the Nameless Man for
this Bead.

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Stray Bead #11 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Hana Valley

How to get: North of the campsite, just after the short tunnel. It's in a 
 buried treasure chest. Better to find it at night.

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Stray Bead #12 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Agata Forest

How to get: Located in a chest inside Madame Fawn's residence. Her house is
 inside a cave by a small shoreline.

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Stray Bead #13 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Agata Forest

How to get: It is buried in a chest behind Karude's hut. Easiest to find at
 night, but look around the sands to find part of the chest poking out.

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Stray Bead #14 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Agata Forest

How to get: It is buried in a chest right by a cracked wall that you may or may
 not have blown up. It's by Tsuta Ruins and Karude's hut.

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Stray Bead #15 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Agata Forest

How to get: By the Mermaid Spring is a giant tree with no crown. At the top is
 a Konohana Blossom. Vine to it when it opens, and Power Slash the chest you
 see for this.

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Stray Bead #16 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Agata Forest

How to get: While on the islet in the lake with the sign that says "Deep 
 Abyss," look up and west to see a Konohana Blossom. Vine up to it to get this.

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Stray Bead #17 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Agata Forest

How to get: In Madame Fawn's cave, there are three burning treasure chests. Use
 Waterspout on the middle one and open it to get this.

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Stray Bead #18 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Tsuta Ruins

How to get: In the room where Blockhead and Lockjaw are/were, climb up after
 the log bridges get made, and you might notice a black wall behind some 
 figurines. Cherry Bomb it to blast it open, and Bloom the Bud inside for this.

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Stray Bead #19 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Tsuta Ruins

How to get: In the large room where you cleared the waters of poisons, look at
 the base of the waterfall to find a cracked wall in an alcove. Cherry Bomb it,
 then Bloom the Bud inside for this.

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Stray Bead #20 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Tsuta Ruins

How to get: In the very green room east a few rooms from the entrance, where
 you pushed a crystal sphere, look up to spot a Konohana Blossom. Vine up to it
 and take the north path to find a Giant Bud. Bloom it for this.

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Stray Bead #21 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Taka Pass

How to get: In the tunnel of Taka Pass. You have to go through it to reach the
 upper area where the Guardian Sapling is. In the room of the tunnel where you
 fought Waka, look in the glowing white water for some bubbles. There are two
 of these ponds, to let you know. Once you spot the bubbles, Power Slash where
 they are coming up from to open a hidden treasure chest, making a Stray Bead
 float up. Grab it.

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Stray Bead #22 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Taka Pass

How to get: By the Cutters' house are some very big boulders. There's a chest
 buried by one of these boulders, easily found at night. Dig it up and open it
 for this.

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Stray Bead #23 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Taka Pass

How to get: In the general area where Bingo is, there's a buried treasure chest
 just north of the dirt path. Found easily at night. Dig and open for this.

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Stray Bead #24 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Taka Pass

How to get: Buried in a chest underneath a leaf pile. You have to use Galestorm
 to blow away the leaves before you can dig it up.

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Stray Bead #25 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Taka Pass

How to get: In the tunnel that leads from the main area to the upper area and
 vice versa (where the Guardian Sapling is), there's two burning chests. One of
 them is NOT by a puddle of water. To open this one, you need to use Galestorm.
 This one has the Bead.

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Stray Bead #26 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Taka Pass

How to get: Near Bingo is a raised dark spot on the ground with light shining
 through the middle. Dig through it after having learned Digging Champ, and go
 down the hole that is revealed. Inside, open the center chest for this Bead.

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Stray Bead #27 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Kusa Village

How to get: Buried in a chest by a bridge that goes over the water near 
 Princess Fuse's place. Easily found at night.

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Stray Bead #28 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Kusa Village

How to get: Inside Mr. Bamboo's house. There's a treasure chest buried in the
 ground inside. Dig it up and have your Bead.

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Stray Bead #29 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Kusa Village

How to get: Along the wooden path that seperates the village and Fuse's house,
 there's a Konohana Blossom a bit above it. Vine up to it, and head to the end
 to find some hanging carp streamers. Use Galestorm northwards, and jump along
 them to the other side. This is in one of the chests.

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Stray Bead #30 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Sasa Sanctuary

How to get: It's buried in a red basket by the path, in front of the gate to
 the Sparrow Inn. It's the opposite side of the Ultimate Origin Mirror.

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Stray Bead #31 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Sasa Sanctuary

How to get: Enter the Sparrow Inn. Head upstairs, and take a left. Enter the
 first room you see, and dot the white eye on the haruma doll using your Brush
 to make this pop out.

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Stray Bead #32 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Sasa Sanctuary

How to get: Buried in a chest in the alcove at the back of the bamboo forest,
 where some hares are. Best found at night.

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Stray Bead #33 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Gale Shrine

How to get: Inside a chest below the elevator. To get down there, stand in the
 doorway, then plant a Cherry Bomb on it to make the elevator rise. Drop down.

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Stray Bead #34 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Gale Shrine

How to get: On the second floor, reached by the elevator, there's a burning
 chest. Use Galestorm to blow the fire away briefly, and open it for this.

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Stray Bead #35 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Gale Shrine

How to get: After clearing Oni Island, Princess Fuse and the five Canine 
 Warriors will be in the room where you got your first Exorcising Arrow. Talk
 to her to start one of the hardest fights in the game, the Kusa 5. The first
 match deals with the first four that you had to feed, but didn't fight. The
 second match deals with the three that you had to fight as you explored 
 Nippon. The last match is with Tei, and he is CRAZY with his attacks. If you
 survive this fight, you get this Bead as a reward.

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Stray Bead #36 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: City Checkpoint

How to get: Buried between two patches of grass on the very south end of the
 east shore along the river.

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Stray Bead #37 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: City Checkpoint

How to get: Along the southern shore of the river, there's a burning chest. Use
 Waterspout to extinguish the flames, and open it for this.

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Stray Bead #38 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: City Checkpoint

How to get: On the Ryoshima side of the river, by a rock south of the "path."
 It's buried, so dig it up.

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Stray Bead #39 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: City Checkpoint

How to get: After lowering the drawbridge with Yoichi's help, start crossing 
 it, but stop halfway. Look around for a Konohana Blossom high up and to the
 south. Vine up to it, and start vining along more of them. I suggest using an 
 Inkfinity Stone first. At the end, you'll drop onto a rock pillar with torches
 and a chest. Open that chest for this.

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Stray Bead #40 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: City Checkpoint

How to get: It's buried in a chest on an island far to the north of the river.
 Due to the river's currents, creating lilypads with Water Lily will make them
 disintegrate. You'll have to wait until the Sei-an Emperor has the Water 
 Tablet (after clearing Oni Island) so you can walk on water.

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Stray Bead #41 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Ryoshima Coast

How to get: It's on the upper decks of the sunken ship. Just run up the fallen
 pole starting from the west side to reach it. You can reach the decks of the
 sunken ship by Water Lily, but it's recommended to wait until you have Water
 Tablet.

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Stray Bead #42 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Ryoshima Coast

How to get: The Animal Lover somewhere east of the stone pier has lost his pet
 rabbit, Inaba. To find this rabbit, head towards the entrance to Sei-an City
 and look around for a Devil Gate/group of Hares. Find the Hare that is black
 and white, pick it up with C, and take it to the Animal Lover for this Bead.

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Stray Bead #43 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Ryoshima Coast

How to get: Buried in the hard ground in front of the Dojo. You need Digging
 Champ learned to dig it up.

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Stray Bead #44 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Ryoshima Coast

How to get: Head towards the Guardian Sapling, but stop when you get to some
 cows in an alcove. There should be a shining dig spot there. Dig through it
 (need Digging Champ) and fight the Bandit Spider. Exit and come back after
 having encountered all the new enemy types in the area, and a Devil Gate will
 appear. Take on 10 Devil Gates with more powerful enemies (more health and
 attack) without leaving the cave to get this. You'll need to stock up on a lot
 of items beforehand, obviously.

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Stray Bead #45 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Ryoshima Coast

How to get: You basically race Hayate, the mail carrier, three times, and win
 each time to get this Bead. The first race is available after curing the
 Emperor. The second race is available after getting the Fire Tablet. The third
 race is available after clearing Oni Island.

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Stray Bead #46 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Sei-an City, Commoners' Quarters

How to get: In the waterway, in the southwestern end, there's a chest. Open it
 if you haven't restored the waterways yet, use Power Slash on it if you have.
 It contains this.

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Stray Bead #47 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Sei-an City, Commoners' Quarters

How to get: Inside Mr. Flower's house, buried in an alcove behind some doors
 that you can tackle down.

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Stray Bead #48 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Sei-an City, Commoners' Quarters

How to get: On the east side is a girl that just loves drawing. Talk to her to
 find out she ran out of charcoal to draw with. By some Charcoal from the Tool
 Dealer and give it to her. A star design will pop up in her thought bubble.
 Head to the dress shop on the west side and speak with Mr. Chic in the back
 room. Draw the star design on the kimono with one stroke, and if done right,
 Mr. Chic should say "It almost seems as if it would make something happen."
 Return to the girl to get 20 Praise and a new design, a heart. Draw that on
 Mr. Chic's kimono, then head back to the girl for 20 Praise and a new design,
 a V. Draw that, then return to her for Praise and a clover. Draw four circles
 close together on Chic's kimono, then return to the girl for Praise and the
 last design, the kanji for "god" or "heaven." This one is a doozy, but if
 successful, return to the little girl one last time for more Praise and this
 Bead.

(Note: Sometimes the game glitches and you are forced to draw the same design
over and over, skipping other designs. It seems to be common with the heart
design being skipped over. It hasn't seemed to happen with the kanji design 
yet, because that would be some serious luck to have to draw a V instead of the
kanji.)

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Stray Bead #49 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Sei-an City, Commoners' Quarters

How to get: There are three braziers in the city that are not lit. Light them
 with Fireburst or Inferno, then Power Slash some rocks in the city (usually
 in the southeast corner) to find Hayazo the thief. Race against him and take
 down his clones using the proper brush techniques in the order shown to stun
 him. Headbutt him to knock whatever he stole out from his pocket. Grab it and
 give it to whoever was missing the item. Repeat this three more times (the
 last one only available after clearing Oni Island) and you will gain this
 Stray Bead from Abe in the Tao Headquarters after retrieving his Tao Mask.

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Stray Bead #50 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Sei-an City, Commoners' Quarters

How to get: You must help Camille and Camellia, the two sisters. They first
 appear in front of Sakuya's tree at the beginning of the game. After restoring
 the Guardian Sapling in Agata Forest, talk to them and Camille will think she
 is dreaming because Sakuya's tree suddenly bloomed...and that maybe if she got
 hit it would wake her up. Headbutt her. Later in the game, the two will be
 found in Sei-an City Commoners' Quarters. Talk to them and Camille will say
 that she doesn't believe in gods, but maybe if a couple of trees sprouted in
 front of her...dot the ground in front of her to sprout trees. Come back to
 them after learning Deluge (available after clearing Oni Island), and Camille
 will still say that she doesn't believe in gods...but maybe if it rained right
 after the trees sprouted. Sprout the trees then use Deluge. Talk to them again
 to get this Bead.

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Stray Bead #51 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Sei-an City, Aristocratic Quarters

How to get: Buried between three sets of grass southeast of the entrance to
 Himiko's Palace.

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Stray Bead #52 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Sei-an City, Aristocratic Quarters

How to get: This is gotten from Komuso, a representative of Buddha. Every time
 you talk to him, you engage in a battle with demons. You have to win the 
 battle in under a certain time each time. He first appears in Kamiki, win the
 battle in 12 seconds or less. He appears next in Kusa Village, win the battle
 in 25 seconds or less. He finally appears in Sei-an City's Aristocratic 
 Quarters. Win the battle in 30 seconds or less, and you will be rewarded with
 this.

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Stray Bead #53 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Sei-an City, Aristocratic Quarters

How to get: In the area with the big drawbridge, south of Rao's headquarters,
 there's a chest underwater to the east of the drawbridge. Power Slash it open
 and grab this Bead that floats up.

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Stray Bead #54 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Sei-an City, Aristocratic Quarters

How to get: In Himiko's Palace grounds, jump over the fence on the left and
 follow the path to the end, where a chest awaits. Open it for this.

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Stray Bead #55 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Sei-an City, Aristocratic Quarters

How to get: In Himiko's Palace, before taking the elevator up to her throne
 room, get behind the elevator and open the chest for this.

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Stray Bead #56 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Sei-an City, Aristocratic Quarters

How to get: There's a thunder chest inside Gen's Clocktower where you learn
 Thunderbolt, a hidden Thunderstorm power. You can open it with the help of the
 Thunder Edge Glaive, or you can use Thunderbolt. Either way, this Bead is 
 inside the chest.

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Stray Bead #57 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Sunken Ship

How to get: In the hall that leads to the giant room with the giant seaweed
 hand monster, there's a chest in an alcove next to some skulls that contains
 this valuable Bead.

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Stray Bead #58 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Sunken Ship

How to get: Inside a chest in the same room where you find the Lucky Mallet.

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Stray Bead #59 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Imperial Palace

How to get: Buried in a chest just outside the Emperor's room, after curing the
 Emperor of his illness.

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Stray Bead #60 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: North Ryoshima Coast

How to get: Buried next to the broken stairs south of Watcher's Cape.

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Stray Bead #61 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: North Ryoshima Coast

How to get: Buried next to the golden pond. Pretty simple to locate.

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Stray Bead #62 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: North Ryoshima Coast

How to get: Buried in the midst of some grass on the upper level of the Fishing
 Island.

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Stray Bead #63 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: North Ryoshima Coast

How to get: Between a big tree and the golden pond on the east side, there's a
 black, hard piece of ground. Dig it up with Digging Champ to reveal a hole. 
 Drop in to find a beautiful spring. Open one of the chests to find this.

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Stray Bead #64 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: North Ryoshima Coast

How to get: In a chest in the Rocky Area. To reach that, warp to it using Mist
 Warp on the Ultimate Origin Mirror.

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Stray Bead #65 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: North Ryoshima Coast

How to get: Get to Trial Island. It's the island north of the island that has 
 the Fisherman. You'll find a shining spot on the ground. Dig through with 
 Digging Champ to reveal a hole. Drop down and fight the Bandit Spider. Exit 
 and come back after clearing Oni Island, and a Devil Gate will appear. Take on 
 10 Devil Gates with more powerful enemies (more health and attack) without 
 leaving the cave to get this. You'll need to stock up on a lot of items 
 beforehand, obviously.

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Stray Bead #66 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: North Ryoshima Coast

How to get: Give the Treasure Box to Urashima, who is in his hut. Can only be
 done after Oni Island is cleared. To get the Treasure Box, see the items 
 section.

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Stray Bead #67 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Catcall Tower

How to get: On a lone platform with no cloud floor, further up from the fifth
 level. Open the chest for this.

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Stray Bead #68 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Catcall Tower

How to get: Ascend the main tower a second time (no cheating with the Mermaid
 Spring, it doesn't work) and a chest will appear at the top. Open it for this
 Bead.

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Stray Bead #69 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Catcall Tower

How to get: Once you learn Catwalk, head to the bottom of the area and use
 Catwalk on the smaller northeast tower to find this in a chest.

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Stray Bead #70 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Dragon Palace

How to get: In the Dragon Palace, there's a cracked wall underneath the stairs
 that lead to the second floor. Use a Cherry Bomb to blow it open, revealing a
 hole. Drop down to find a beautiful spring. Open the middle chest for this.

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Stray Bead #71 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Dragon Palace

How to get: In the hot spring area, there are four red pillars. The third one
 is broken. Approach it, then use Rejuvenation on it to restore it. Now hop up
 along the pillars to find a chest. Open it for this.

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Stray Bead #72 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Dragon Palace

How to get: Inside a clamshell on a high ledge in the Palace's Water Dragon 
 Garden.

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Stray Bead #73 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Dragon Palace

How to get: After clearing Oni Island and defeating Ninetails, return to 
 Otohime at her throne room and she will give you this after speaking with her 
 a second time.

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Stray Bead #75 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Kamui

How to get: It's buried underneath the snow in front of the Dojo. Probably easy
 to spot.

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Stray Bead #75 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Kamui

How to get: Inside a frozen chest near a bear at the end of the right-side
 tunnel in the bear cave. The cave is found along the west cliff face from 
 Wali's hut, and the chest can be opened with Inferno.

+---=======================---+
Stray Bead #76 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Kamui

How to get: On the path up to Wep'keer, drop down onto a small area which is a
 frozen part of a waterfall. Around here is a chest. Open it for this Bead.

+---=======================---+
Stray Bead #77 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Kamui

How to get: Buried under the snow in the frozen lake near Wali's hut. It's just
 south of a snow pile that sculpts into the shape of Amaterasu when Power 
 Slashed.

+---=======================---+
Stray Bead #78 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Kamui

How to get: On the south end of the frozen lake is an "island" with a hard dig
 spot. Use Digging Champ to dig through it, revealing a hole. Drop down, and
 you will spot Blockhead Grande. Defeat this tough little son of a gun to make
 three chests appear. The middle one has this Bead.

+---=======================---+
Stray Bead #79 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Kamui

How to get: On the way to Wep'keer, drop down off the path to end up at a part
 of a frozen waterfall. Blow open the crack in the waterfall to reveal a 
 tunnel. Head through it to find a hard dig spot. Use Digging Champ to dig 
 through it and reveal a hole. Drop down to fight a Bandit Spider. After the
 fight, clear Wawku Shrine and then return to face the Devil Gate Challenge.
 Beat the toughest challenge in the game for this Bead.

+---=======================---+
Stray Bead #80 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Wep'keer

How to get: Buried in the snow up on a ledge behind a hut, where some Cranes
 are.

+---=======================---+
Stray Bead #81 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Wep'keer

How to get: Head to the Snowy Waterfall area by heading up the stairs by the
 Merchant, then taking a right through the valley. Look around for an alcove.
 In this alcove is a chest that contains this Bead, accompanied by a bear.

+---=======================---+
Stray Bead #82 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Wep'keer

How to get: Buried in the snow on the corner of a ledge by Kai's hut.

+---=======================---+
Stray Bead #83 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Wep'keer

How to get: Buried in the snow within the far south side of the Snowball 
 Playground. Better found at night.

+---=======================---+
Stray Bead #84 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Kamui (Ezofuji)

How to get: On the east side of Laochi Lake is a ledge with a frozen chest and
 a burning chest. Vine up there using the Konohana Blossom. This Bead is inside
 the frozen chest, so be economical and use the burning chest as a source for
 Inferno to melt open that frozen chest.

+---=======================---+
Stray Bead #85 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Kamui (Ezofuji)

How to get: Vine up to the next ledge from the below Stray Bead, and follow it
 to the end, where a clover and rock are. There's a buried chest nearby, so dig
 it up and open it for this prize.

+---=======================---+
Stray Bead #86 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Kamui (Ezofuji)

How to get: On the north side of Laochi Lake, there's a series of ledges. Use
 Vine to climb up them. On the second ledge, there's a spot of hard ground  
 where two clovers can be found. With Digging Champ learned, dig up the chest 
 under there for this Bead.

+---=======================---+
Stray Bead #87 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Kamui (Ezofuji)

How to get: In the middle chest of the "Rocky Area" in the southeast corner. To
 get there, just use Mist Warp from another area's Ultimate Origin Mirror, like
 say Wep'keer, and warp to this area. Simple! Check the techniques section
 above if you don't know about Mist Warp.

+---=======================---+
Stray Bead #88 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Yoshpet

How to get: In a chest in the second area, shortly after passing the lake of
 dark water.

+---=======================---+
Stray Bead #89 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Yoshpet

How to get: At the end of the third area is a fork in the road. Take the wrong
 path (which is the path to the right). At the end, dig up a buried chest and
 open it for this.

+---=======================---+
Stray Bead #90 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Yoshpet

How to get: After clearing Wawku Shrine, return to this forest to find Kai. She
 is willing to race you through the forest to the Ponc'tan grove. Accept her
 challenge, and beat her to that grove. You may need a previous runthrough to
 cure the evil trees along the way.

+---=======================---+
Stray Bead #91 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Ponc'tan

How to get: Right by the entrance, there's a leaf high up and to the left. Look
 up there to spot a Konohana Blossom. Vine up there and open the chest for this
 Bead.

+---=======================---+
Stray Bead #92 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Ponc'tan

How to get: In a chest on a leaf in the northwest section of the area. To reach
 that area, head past the shop and Vine along until you reach it.

+---=======================---+
Stray Bead #93 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Ponc'tan

How to get: After rescuing Lika from within the Spirit Gate, you can re-enter
 Ponc'tan and talk to Ishaku to get this. It's supposed to be for Issun, but 
 why not keep it ourselves? Also, it may be much better to just wait until
 Wawku Shrine is finished so you can get Yoshpet's final Stray Bead along with
 this one. Saves the trip!

+---=======================---+
Stray Bead #94 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Inner Yoshpet

How to get: Inside a chest past a snowball dodging section in the first area.
 It's on the path so it shouldn't be hard to miss.

+---=======================---+
Stray Bead #95 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Inner Yoshpet

How to get: At the fork in the road in the second area, take the left path. At 
 the end, open the chest for this Bead.

+---=======================---+
Stray Bead #96 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Inner Yoshpet

How to get: In a chest halfway along the rightside Catwalk wall in the third
 area.

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Stray Bead #97 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Wawku Shrine

How to get: In the very first room of the area, the icy bridge to the actual
 Shrine, destroy the cannons by Power Slashing their cannonballs back to them
 after using Veil of Mist to slow down the shots. This is buried underneath the
 left cannon.

+---=======================---+
Stray Bead #98 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Wawku Shrine

How to get: In the same outside area on the 4th floor where you learn Blizzard,
 there's a group of Flame Spiders, one of them moving up-and-down. Freeze that
 one, and use it to reach a ledge with a chest. Open it for this Bead.

+---=======================---+
Stray Bead #99 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Wawku Shrine

How to get: On the 5th floor of the main, extremely tall tower room. Starting
 the climb to the 6th floor, freeze the first Flame Spider, get on it, then
 double jump to a thin ledge with a chest. Open it for this Bead.

+---=======================---+
Stray Bead #100 [ ]
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Location: Ark of Yamato

How to get: The toughest Stray Bead in the game, it requires a painstaking and
 lengthy process to acquire. You must...defeat Yami to end the game. Yeah, 
 that's it. That'll be your prize for beating the game. Well, aside from all
 the unlockables, of course.


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Throughout the game's world are various animals that you can feed by using
Feedbags, usually bought at stores. To feed an animal, simply approach it, and
press Z when the prompt shows up to bring your Tools. Select a Feedbag and you
will feed the animal. However, animals can be picky, so you need to select the
right Feedbag for each animal in order to feed them. When you feed an animal,
it will be put in the Animal Tome of the Fan Menu in the Archives screen. Each
animal has a percentage next to it...this shows how many of that animal kind 
you have fed. Feeding animals doesn't really have much of a point to it, but it
does help towards getting more Praise. I'll list the animals from top to bottom
on each row the way the game lists them, and I'll notify where the animals or
animal groups can be found, how much Praise each one gives, and how much 
percentage each animal or group fills up. (The percentage is not exact, 
remember that.)

+---=======================---+
Sparrow
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
These tiny birds eat seeds in an adorable manner. Obviously, they need to be
fed with Feedbag (Seeds). Locations are below.

----------------
Kamiki Village:

- Some sparrows are by the pond on the mountain path to the wooden lookout
 platform. Gives 5 Praise, fills 8% on the Tome.
- A few sparrows nest by Susano's training grounds behind his house. Gives 3
 Praise, fills 6% on the Tome.
- There are some more sparrows that sit by the turnip field, where Mushi's mom
 usually is. Gives 3 Praise, fills 5% on the Tome.
- There are some sparrows on the mountain path, below the wooden lookout point.
 Gives 4 Praise, fills 7% on the Tome.

----------------
Shinshu Field:

- There are some sparrows on the beach by Tama's house on the east side. 
 Careful of the Demon Scroll! Gives 4 Praise, fills 7% on the Tome.

----------------
Agata Forest:

- A couple of sparrows reside along the path to Taka Pass. It's by the Demon 
 Fang trader. Gives 3 Praise, fills 5% on the Tome.

- There's some over by where Susano was/is, west of Tsuta Ruins. You may need
 to clear a Devil Gate first. Gives 3 Praise, fills 6% on the Tome.

----------------
Taka Pass:

- There are a couple of sparrows by the entrance to Sasa Sanctuary. Usually
 "guarded" by a Demon Scroll. Gives 3 Praise, fills 6% on the Tome.

----------------
Kusa Village:

- There's some sparrows at the end of the lower path by Fuse's house, by some
 statues. Gives 5 Praise, fills 9% on the Tome.

- There's some sparrows on the path to Mr. Bamboo's house. Gives 5 Praise, 
 fills 9% on the Tome.

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Sasa Sanctuary:

- Left of the Inn's entrance is a well with sparrows gathered around it. Gives
 5 Praise, fills 9% on the Tome.

- Right of the Inn's entrance is a fountain sound-maker with sparrows gathered
 around it. Gives 5 Praise, fills 9% on the Tome.

- Some sparrows are on the path to the bamboo forest, on the first bend. Gives
 4 Praise, fills 7% on the Tome.

- Some sparrows are on the path to the bamboo forest, on the second bend. Gives
 4 Praise, fills 8% on the Tome.

+---=======================---+
Chicken
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
These domesticated birds are known to be quite fond of seeds. Locations are
below.

----------------
Kamiki Village:

- There's some chickens outside the Mushi home. In the yard. By a giant turnip
 in the ground. Gives 8 Praise, fills 28% on the Tome.

----------------
Kusa Village:

- There's some chickens on a wooden path that leads to Canine Warrior Ko. (See
 the appropriate animal below.) Gives 8 Praise, fills 29% on the Tome.

- In a nook along the lower path by Princess Fuse's house. Gives 8 Praise, 
 fills 29% on the Tome.

- Go to the end of the path used with the first Kusa Village entry here to find
 some hanging carp streamers. Use Galestorm on them, and jump along them to the
 other side. The chickens are here. Gives 4 Praise, fills 15% on the Tome.

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Dog
ŻŻŻ
These meat-loving animals show great loyalty and affection.

----------------
Kamiki Village:

- Canine Warrior Chu, or "Hayabusa." Feed him by entering the Fan Menu first
 instead of using Z. You can feed him at the beginning of the game, but if you
 choose to wait, you can come back when searching for the Canine Warriors. Talk
 to him and he will tell you to come back at night. Do so, fight him, then 
 feed. Gives 10 Praise, fills 6% on the Tome.

----------------
Agata Forest:

- Canine Warrior Jin, or Ume. Feed him by entering the Fan Menu first instead
 of using Z. You can feed him on your first visit to Agata Forest, but if you
 missed that opportunity, come back when you need to find the Canine Warriors.
 Play a fishing game with Kokari after helping Kushi and Susano, and Ume will
 battle you. After that, you can feed him. Gives 10 Praise, fills 5% on the 
 Tome.

----------------
Taka Pass:

- There's a single canine at the top of the path to the Cutter's house. Gives 3
 Praise, fills 5% on the Tome.

- There's a dog by the rock a bit east of the previous one. Gives 3 Praise, 
 fills 6% on the Tome.

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Kusa Village:

- Canine Warrior Rei. Feed him by entering the Fan Menu first instead of using
 Z. He is found within the bamboo forest, in a cave. Blast open the crack in
 the wall with a Cherry Bomb to find him. Gives 10 Praise, fills 6% on the 
 Tome.

- Canine Warrior Shin. Feed him by entering the Fan Menu first instead of using
 Z. By the fountain of the village, there is a girl trying to water a patch of
 dead grass. Bloom the dead grass and Shin will appear. Gives 10 Praise, fills
 6% on the Tome.

- Canine Warrior Chi. Feed her by entering the Fan Menu first instead of using
 Z. She's sleeping inside a large bamboo shoot by Mr. Bamboo's house, located
 pretty low in the village. Power Slash the glowing bamboo shoot to find her,
 then headbutt it to wake her up. Gives 10 Praise, fills 6% on the Tome.

- Canine Warrior Ko. Feed him by entering the Fan Menu first instead of using
 Z. He's up inside a cave next to a high wooden ledge. To reach it, follow the
 bridge to Princess Fuse, but stop when you see a Konohana Blossom. Vine up to
 it, follow the ledge, and jump into the cave entrance. Follow it to find him.
 Gives 10 Praise, fills 6% on the Tome.

- Canine Warrior Tei. Feed him by entering the Fan Menu first instead of using
 Z. After finding and feeding the four above, Tei is found in front of Princess
 Fuse's house. After the battle with him, you can feed him. If you forgot to do
 that, he can be found inside the princess's house. Gives 10 Praise, fills 6%
 on the Tome.

----------------
Sasa Sanctuary:

- Canine Warrior Gi, or Take. Feed him by entering the Fan Menu first instead
 of using Z. In the bamboo forest behind the Sparrow Inn, there are five big
 and tall bamboo stalks that glow alternately. Power Slash the one that is
 glowing to find Gi. You'll have to fight him first before you can feed him.
 Gives 10 Praise, fills 6% on the Tome.

----------------
Ryoshima Coast:

- There's three dogs by the Ultimate Origin Mirror, close to the City 
 Checkpoint. Gives 9 Praise, fills 18% on the Tome.

----------------
North Ryoshima:

- There's dogs by a tree close to the Merchant. Gives 9 Praise, fills 18% on
 the Tome.

----------------
Kamiki Village (Past):

- The last dog, and one that can be permanently missed, is the little kid's dog
 where Mushi and Hayabusa should be. Gives 10 Praise, fills 6% on the Tome.

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Hare
ŻŻŻŻ
These herb-eating rodents are known for their long ears. Locations are below.

----------------
Kamiki Village:

- There are some hares before the exit to Shinshu Field. Only available until
 you've fought the demons that were possessing the merchant trying to move the
 large boulder. Gives 6 Praise, fills 4% on the Tome.

----------------
Shinshu Field:

- By the Nameless Man's kiln to the north. May have to get rid of a Devil Gate
 first. Gives 10 Praise, fills 7% on the Tome.

- South of the Guardian Sapling, across the river. May have to get rid of a
 Devil Gate first. Gives 8 Praise, fills 5% on the Tome.

- On the high area of the field, where you can go east down a bridge to Tama's,
 or west across another bridge towards Lake Harami and the entrance to Agata
 Forest, head north to find some Hares by some rocks. Gives 6 Praise, fills 5%
 on the Tome.

- On the high east part only accessible with Catwalk, there's a group of Hares
 on the north side. You may have to clear a Devil Gate first. Gives 8 Praise,
 fills 5% on the Tome.

- On the high east part only accessible with Catwalk, there's a group of Hares
 near the structure to enter Kamui. You may have to clear a Devil Gate firt.
 Gives 10 Praise, fills 7% on the Tome.

----------------
Agata Forest:

- A few are by the Guardian Sapling. Gives 6 Praise, fills 4% on the Tome.

- Some are by the hut on the east side. You may need to cure some cursed 
 greenery with Bloom first. Gives 4 Praise, fills 3% on the Tome.

- Some are right by Madame Fawn's house and the Ultimate Origin Mirror. Gives
 4 Praise, fills 2% on the Tome.

- Some hares are on the Taka Pass side of the rushing river to the south of the
 forest. Gives 4 Praise, fills 3% on the Tome.

----------------
Sasa Sanctuary:

- There's a group in an alcove at the back of the bamboo forest where Canine
 Warrior Gi is found. Gives 6 Praise, fills 5% on the Tome.

----------------
Ryoshima Coast:

- There's some by three trees near the Ankoku Temple. Gives 8 Praise, fills 5%
 on the Tome.

- There's a group that can be found near Sei-an City's entrance after clearing
 a Devil Gate. Gives 8 Praise, fills 6% on the Tome.

- Inaba, within the above group. It's a black-and-white Hare that can be fed
 seperately. Gives 2 Praise, fills 1% on the Tome.

----------------
North Ryoshima:

- There's some next to a little girl by a big tree. May have to clear a Devil
 Gate first. Gives 6 Praise, fills 4% on the Tome.

- Between the big tree mentioned above and the golden pond, there's some hard
 cracked ground. Dig it up (must have learned Digging Champ) to reveal a hole.
 Drop down to find a beautiful spring where a pack of Hares await. Gives 30
 Praise, fills 22% on the Tome.

----------------
Kamui:

- There are some below the small bridge that leads to Wep'keer, north of Wali's
 hut. Gives 4 Praise, fills 3% on the Tome.

----------------
Wep'keer:

- Near the village's south exit, by the east cliff side, is a hut. Between the
 hut and that cliff side are some hares. Gives 6 Praise, fills 4% on the Tome.

----------------
Yoshpet:

- In the grove of Ponc'tan. Gives 6 Praise, fills 5% on the Tome.

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Boar
ŻŻŻŻ
These cowardly animals charge when frightened. They enjoy seeds. Something to
note, Boars and Boar Piglets, though classified as seperate animals, are 
usually together. Thus, when you feed a Boar horde, you usually fill up both
the Boar and Boar Piglet percentages. There are some exceptions to this.

----------------
Hana Valley:

- After restoring the Guardian Sapling, they are found by the mural after 
 defeating the demons' influence there. Gives 9 Praise, fills 16% on the Tome.

----------------
Shinshu Field:

- A group of Boars and Boar Piglets are by the dock to Agata Forest. Find them
 by a tree and a sign. Gives 15 Praise, fills 34% on the Tome.

----------------
Dragon Palace:

- Inside the Dragon Palace, there's a crack in the wall underneath the stairs
 to the second floor. Cherry Bomb it open to find a hole. Drop down to find an
 underground spring. Inside is a Boar horde. Gives 45 Praise, fills 16% on the
 Tome.

----------------
Yoshpet:

- In the grove of Ponc'tan, a family of Boars and Piglets. Gives 9 Praise, 
 fills 34% on the Tome.

+---=======================---+
Boar Piglet
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
These seed-eating babies can be identified by their stripes. Something to note, 
Boars and Boar Piglets, though classified as seperate animals, are usually 
together. Thus, when you feed a Boar horde, you usually fill up both the Boar 
and Boar Piglet percentages. There are some exceptions to this.

----------------
Hana Valley:

- After restoring the Guardian Sapling, they are found by the mural after
 defeating the demons' influence there. Gives 9 Praise, fills 6% on the Tome.

----------------
Shinshu Field:

- A group of Boars and Boar Piglets are by the dock to Agata Forest. Find them
 by a tree and a sign. Gives 15 Praise, fills 10% on the Tome.

- It's north of the dirt path from Kamiki Village. If you haven't yet, they're
 actually in the cursed patch that you have to Bloom first. Gives 15 Praise,
 fills 16% on the Tome.

----------------
Taka Pass:

- There's a couple of them by the moles. Gives 4 Praise, fills 6% on the Tome.

----------------
City Checkpoint:

- Close to some grass along the southern shore, before the waterfall. Gives 6
 Praise, fills 7% on the Tome.

----------------
Ryoshima Coast:

- One is revealed after Blooming some cursed grass by the Merchant. Gives 3
 Praise, fills 3% on the Tome.

- Another is revealed after Blooming some cursed grass by the Merchant. Gives
 3 Praise, fills 3% on the Tome.

----------------
Dragon Palace:

- Inside the Dragon Palace, there's a crack in the wall underneath the stairs
 to the second floor. Cherry Bomb it open to find a hole. Drop down to find an
 underground spring. Inside is a Boar horde. Gives 45 Praise, fills 45% on the
 Tome.

----------------
Yoshpet:

- In the grove of Ponc'tan, a family of Boars and Piglets. Gives 9 Praise and
 fills 4% on the Tome.

+---=======================---+
Monkey
ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
These mischievous creatures travel in groups and eat almost anything. (Except
herbs!)

----------------
Hana Valley:

- They are found by the campsite that the demons used to congregate around.
 Gives 9 Praise, fills 6% on the Tome.

----------------
Agata Forest:

- There are some at where the main path splits to go to the Mermaid Spring. You
 may have to clear a Devil Gate first. Gives 9 Praise, fills 7% on the Tome.

----------------
Taka Pass:

- There are some monkeys on the path to Kusa Village. Hard to miss unless you
 run up the path at a fast pace and happen to blink. Gives 9 Praise, fills 7%
 on the Tome.

- After learning Digging Champ from a Dojo, find a raised black spot with light
 shining through the middle. Dig through it to reveal a hole. Drop down and 
 feed the large group of Monkeys. Gives 48 Praise, fills 36% on the Tome.

----------------
Kusa Village:

- There are some by the entrance to the Gale Shrine, north-ish of the path.
 Gives 9 Praise, fills 7% on the Tome.

- There are a couple of them occupying the guard tower. Get up there by Vining
 up Konohana Blossoms. Gives 6 Praise, fills 4% on the Tome.

----------------
Ryoshima Coast:

- On the beach by the path to Ankoku Temple, close to the Merchant. Gives 12
 Praise, fills 9% on the Tome.

- On the island that has the Dojo, walking around on some hard ground. Gives 6
 Praise, fills 5% on the Tome.

----------------
Kamui (Ezofuji):

- There's a high ledge to the west of the Ark of Yamato. To reach it, go along
 the path to Wawku Shrine until you're pretty much above the ledge, and drop
 down. Some Monkeys await here. Gives 9 Praise, fills 7% on the Tome.

- On the east side of Laochi Lake, there is a high ledge accessible with Vine.
 Vine up there, then find another Konohana Blossom. Vine to that, Vine to the
 next one, then jump off onto the small ledge here to find monkeys! Gives 15
 Praise, fills 12% on the Tome.

+---=======================---+
Pig
ŻŻŻ
These domesticated boars have cute noses and enjoy eating seeds.

----------------
Shinshu Field:

- Some are right in front of the Dojo! Gives 9 Praise, fills 27% on the Tome.

----------------
Kusa Village:

- There are a couple in the gourd farmer's garden. Gives 6 Praise, fills 18% on
 the Tome.

----------------
Ryoshima Coast:

- A pig is revealed after Blooming some grass by the Merchant. Gives 3 Praise,
 fills 9% on the Tome.

----------------
North Ryoshima:

- Some pigs are on the beach by Urashima's hut. Gives 15 Praise, fills 46% on
 the Tome.

+---=======================---+
Deer
ŻŻŻŻ
These graceful animals eat herbs. Males have antlers. Females don't.

----------------
Agata Forest:

- There are some by the Mermaid Spring, which is in the northwest corner of 
 the forest, up past an uphill path. Gives 12 Praise, fills 12% on the Tome.

- Head east along the path from the Demon Fang trader to find these. Gives 12
 Praise, fills 13% on the Tome.

- There's a group of Deer west of the entrance to Tsuta Ruins. Gives 8 Praise,
 fills 8% on the Tome.

- There's some Deer in front of the entrance to Tsuta Ruins. Gives 8 Praise,
 fills 9% on the Tome.

- The last group of Deer is just north of the entrance to Tsuta Ruins. Gives 8
 Praise, fills 9% on the Tome.

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Taka Pass:

- There's some in the upper area, on the path to the Guardian Sapling. Gives 16
 Praise, fills 17% on the Tome.

- There's some by the Mermaid Spring. May need to clear the Devil Gate. Gives 8
 Praise, fills 8% on the Tome.

- There's a few by the entrance to City Checkpoint, just south of the path. May
 have to clear the Devil Gate first. Gives 12 Praise, fills 12% on the Tome.

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Yoshpet:

- In the grove of Ponc'tan. Gives 12 Praise, fills 13% on the Tome.

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Nightingale
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
These birds are known for their beautiful songs. They enjoy seeds. (They also
seem to only appear at day.)

----------------
Agata Forest:

- Some nightingales are found beside Karude's hut. They are only found during
 the day, remember that. Gives 3 Praise, fills 15% on the Tome.

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Taka Pass:

- There's a large group of Nightingales by the Guardian Sapling. Gives 8 
 Praise, fills 40% on the Tome.

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City Checkpoint:

- There's some within the grass near the merchant. Gives 3 Praise, fills 15% on
 the Tome.

- There's some within the grass, north of the path, on the Ryoshima side of the
 river. Gives 2 Praise, fills 10% on the Tome.

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Ryoshima Coast:

- There's a group of Nightingales by the Guardian Sapling. Gives 4 Praise, 
 fills 20% on the Tome.

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Fox
ŻŻŻ
These meat-eating creatures are known for their cautious nature.

----------------
Taka Pass:

- In the tunnel that leads to the upper area where the Guardian Sapling is. It
 is in the room where you fought Waka. Gives 6 Praise, fills 11% on the Tome.

- There's a couple by Bingo on the west side, who is looking for a dig spot so
 he can find treasure. Gives 6 Praise, fills 11% on the Tome.

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Ryoshima Coast:

- There's some Foxes near the Ankoku Temple bell, in front of the steps to the
 temple. Gives 12 Praise, fills 22% on the Tome.

- On the path to the Moon Turret, south of the Ankoku Temple. Gives 9 Praise,
 fills 17% on the Tome.

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North Ryoshima:

- There's some foxes by the Watcher's Cape rock, somewhere on the east side.
 Gives 12 Praise, fills 22% on the Tome.

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Kamui:

- There's some foxes on the way to the fishing spot with Kokari. Gives 9 
 Praise, fills 17% on the Tome.

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Raccoon
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
These adorable creatures enjoy a diet of meat and fish.

----------------
Taka Pass:

- There are some in the bamboo forest, near where you can find Canine Warrior
 Rei. Gives 6 Praise, fills 28% on the Tome.

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City Checkpoint:

- There's some Raccoons past the waterfall on the southern shore of the river.
 Gives 6 Praise, fills 29% on the Tome.

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Kamui (Ezofuji):

- There's some along the path to Wawku Shrine. Pretty easy to find. Gives 9
 Praise, fills 43% on the Tome.

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Horse
ŻŻŻŻŻ
These swift creatures run like the wind and eat herbs.

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Shinshu Field:

- There are some horses on the western zig-zag path up the field, close to the
 Dojo. Gives 8 Praise, fills 18% on the Tome.

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Taka Pass:

- There's a couple of horses west of the tunnel entrance in the upper area. 
 Gives 8 Praise, fills 18% on the Tome.

- Two beautiful black horses reside a bit west of the entrance to Sasa 
 Sanctuary. Gives 8 Praise, fills 18% on the Tome.

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City Checkpoint:

- Some black horses within some grass south of the path, on the Ryoshima side 
 of the river. Gives 8 Praise, fills 18% on the Tome.

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Ryoshima Coast:

- There's some by the entrance to North Ryoshima Coast. Gives 12 Praise, fills
 28% on the Tome.

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Tiger
ŻŻŻŻŻ
These beautiful fanged and clawed creatures subsist on meat.

----------------
Taka Pass:

- There are some tigers west of the Origin Mirror, amidst some bamboo stalks.
 You might have to clear a Devil Gate first. Gives 10 Praise, fills 22% on the
 Tome.

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Sasa Sanctuary:

- There's a group of tigers in the bamboo forest where Canine Warrior Gi is
 found. Gives 10 Praise, fills 22% on the Tome.

- There's another group of tigers in the bamboo forest where Canine Warrior Gi
 is found. Gives 10 Praise, fills 22% on the Tome.

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North Ryoshima Coast:

- There's some tigers up on Watcher's Cape. Gives 15 Praise, fills 34% on the
 Tome.

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Mouse
ŻŻŻŻŻ
These robust little rodents are full of energy and eat anything. (Except 
herbs!)

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Sasa Sanctuary:

- There's some mice below the staircase on the first floor in the Sparrow Inn.
 Gives 3 Praise, fills 12% on the Tome.

- There's some mice inside the second room to the left once you head upstairs
 in the Sparrow Inn. Gives 2 Praise, fills 8% on the Tome.

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Gale Shrine:

- There's some mice under the elevator. To get under there, stand in the 
 doorway, off of the elevator, and make it go up with a Cherry Bomb. Then, just
 fall down. They're gathered around a clover spot. Gives 8 Praise, fills 34% on
 the Tome.

- There's some mice up on the rafters in the room just west of the rotating
 walkway. They're on the east side of the room. Gives 4 Praise, fills 16% on
 the Tome.

- There's some mice in the same room as the above entry, except on the opposite
 side near an Origin Mirror. Gives 7 Praise, fills 30% on the Tome.

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Cat
ŻŻŻ
These cute felines are known for their cry and their love of fish.

----------------
Ryoshima Coast:

- There's a cat resting on a foothold sticking out of the Ankoku Temple. Gives
 2 Praise, fills 4% on the Tome.

- There's a few at the south end of the stone pier near Sei-an City. Gives 6
 Praise, fills 13% on the Tome.

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North Ryoshima:

- There's some cats on the southern ledge below Watcher's Cape, near a Catwalk
 Statue. Gives 6 Praise, fills 13% on the Tome.

- There's some in front of Umi's restaurant. They appear to either be Umi's 
 cats, or strays attracted to the fish being cooked there. Gives 8 Praise, 
 fills 19% on the Tome.

- There's some on the outside ramp on Catcall Tower. Gives 6 Praise, fills 13%
 on the Tome.

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Catcall Tower:

- There's one near the entrance. Gives 2 Praise, fills 5% on the Tome.

- A cat is near a smaller tower northeast of the big tower. Gives 2 Praise,
 fills 4% on the Tome.

- A cat is in the outside corner between the northeast small tower and the 
 northwest small tower. Gives 2 Praise, fills 5% on the Tome.

- A cat is near a smaller tower northwest of the big tower. Gives 2 Praise,
 fills 4% on the Tome.

- A cat is sitting on the first level platform up the big tower. Gives 2 
 Praise, fills 5% on the Tome.

- A cat is sitting on the second level platform up the big tower. Gives 2
 Praise, fills 4% on the Tome.

- A cat is sitting on the third level platform up the big tower with a treasure
 chest. Gives 2 Praise, fills 5% on the Tome.

- A cat is sitting on the topmost platform up the big tower. You need to feed
 this one to learn Catwalk. Gives 2 Praise, fills 5% on the Tome.

+---=======================---+
Cow
ŻŻŻ
These carefree bovines are stronger than they look. They adore herbs.

----------------
Ryoshima Coast:

- In an alcove by a hard dig spot on the path to the Guardian Sapling. Gives 12
 Praise, fills 33% on the Tome.

- Some cows are on a ledge by the path to Sei-an City. Gives 12 Praise, fills
 33% on the Tome.

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North Ryoshima:

- There's some by the pond of golden water. Gives 12 Praise, fills 34% on the
 Tome.

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Bear
ŻŻŻŻ
These immensely powerful giants love nothing more than eating fish.

----------------
Kamui:

- There's a couple of them near the tunnel to Shinshu Field, off the path. 
 Gives 10 Praise, fills 13% on the Tome.

- There's one or two near the Konohana Blossom that is by the Guardian Sapling.
 By the sign below. Gives 5 Praise, fills 6% on the Tome.

- There's a few on the ice in the south end of the frozen lake, near an island.
 Gives 15 Praise, fills 20% on the Tome.

- There's one by a diamond rock at the end of the left tunnel in the bear cave
 found along the west cliff face. Gives 5 Praise, fills 6% on the Tome.

- There's one by a frozen chest at the end of the right tunnel in the bear cave
 found along the west cliff face. Gives 5 Praise, fills 7% on the Tome.

- There's a few by the entrance to Yoshpet Forest. Gives 10 Praise, fills 14%
 on the Tome.

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Wep'keer:

- Head to the Snowy Waterfall by taking a right after going up the stairs by
 the Merchant. This bear is found in an alcove with a chest somewhere in the
 Snowy Waterfall area. Gives 5 Praise, fills 7% on the Tome.

- There's a couple behind a fence by Kemu's hut, at the top of the village.
 Gives 10 Praise, fills 13% on the Tome.

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Kamui (Ezofuji):

- Along the path to the Wawku Shrine. Like the raccoons on the same path, easy
 to find. Gives 5 Praise, fills 7% on the Tome.

- A bear is found in the enclosed "Rocky Area" of this place, only accessible
 if you use Mist Warp from another area's Ultimate Origin Mirror to warp here.
 Gives 5 Praise, fills 7% on the Tome.

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Sheep
ŻŻŻŻŻ
These herb-eating scamps boast a coat as soft as the clouds.

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Kamui:

- There's some sheep by the hut where Yoichi the archer used to live. Gives 12
 Praise, fills 15% on the Tome.

- There's some by Wali's hut. Gives 12 Praise, fills 16% on the Tome.

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Wep'keer:

- There's some sheep in the Snowy Waterfall area. To reach that, go up the
 stairs by the Merchant, then take a right. Go through the valley until you
 reach the Snowy Waterfall. Gives 16 Praise, fills 21% on the Tome.

- There's a few sheep right by Kai's hut. Gives 12 Praise, fills 16% on the
 Tome.

- There's more of them past the small bridge behind Kai's hut. Gives 12 Praise,
 fills 16% on the Tome.

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Kamui (Ezofuji):

- On the lowest ledge north of the Ark of Yamato, by a clover. Use Vine to get
 up there. Gives 12 Praise, fills 16% on the Tome.

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Crane
ŻŻŻŻŻ
These water-dwelling long-necked birds subsist mainly on fish.

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Kamui:

- Some reside by the fishing spot with Kokari. Gives 12 Praise, fills 28% on
 the Tome.

- There's some surrounding a chest on the lower ledge of the frozen waterfall
 beside the path to Wep'keer. Gives 9 Praise, fills 22% on the Tome.

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Wep'keer:

- There's some up some stairs near the first hut on the right when entering the
 village from the south. Gives 9 Praise, fills 21% on the Tome.

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Kamui (Ezofuji):

- There's some residing in the small southwestern corner of Laochi Lake. Gives
 12 Praise, fills 29% on the Tome.


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There are a few fishing spots in Nippon...one in Agata Forest (temporary), one
in Sei-an City, one in Ryoshima Coast, and the last one in Kamui. You can catch
various fish here, as you are no doubt aware. To fish, you'll have to talk to
the respective person. It's usually a person sitting by a body of water, 
usually with a pole in their hands. To fish, you first draw a fishing line from
the pole to the fish (shown by a shadow underwater), then use the Control Stick
to fight against the fish's movements. Don't be too hard on it, or you'll lose
energy. When the fish is close, yank the Wii Remote up to make the fish jump,
then Power Slash it. It's yours! You can sell any fish you caught to any 
merchant.

Oh yeah, even when Agata Forest's fishing spot is no longer available (after
finishing Gale Shrine and moving to Shinshu Field), all the fish found there
are all found at the Sei-an fishing spot, so no fish are missable. Sei-an's
fishing game is re-opened after the emperor is cured, but is located at the
Aristocratic Quarter near the spring.

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River Crab
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: This tiny crab has won admirers with its adorable sideways walk.

Selling Price: 100 Yen (150 Yen at Taka Pass and Sei-an City)

Found: Agata and Sei-an, both day and night

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Crawfish
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Freshwater crustacean brandishing a set of enormous claws.

Selling Price: 450 Yen (700 Yen at Taka Pass and Sei-an City)

Found: Agata and Sei-an, both day and night

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Black Bass
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Large and powerful, only the best fishermen can haul it in.

Selling Price: 1,600 Yen (2,400 Yen at Sei-an City)

Found: Sei-an, day only

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Killifish
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: This fish's unique eyes are said to bring happiness.

Selling Price: 200 Yen (300 Yen at Taka Pass and Sei-an City)

Found: Agata and Sei-an, both day and night

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Smelt
ŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: This common fish can be found in many climates and salt levels.

Selling Price: 300 Yen (450 Yen at Sei-an City)

Found: Sei-an, night only

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Goby
ŻŻŻŻ
Description: Fish with an adorable round body that is common in many regions.

Selling Price: 500 Yen (750 Yen at Taka Pass and Sei-an City)

Found: Agata and Sei-an, both day and night

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Sweetfish
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Salted and grilled, this fish is small in size but big in flavor.

Selling Price: 950 Yen (1,400 Yen at Taka Pass and Sei-an City)

Found: Agata and Sei-an, both day and night

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Trout
ŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Often found in mountain streams, this fish has a mottled pattern.

Selling Price: 1,000 Yen (1,500 Yen at Taka Pass and Sei-an City)

Found: Agata and Sei-an, both day and night

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Catfish
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Slimy nocturnal fish sporting a set of cat-like whiskers.

Selling Price: 2,000 Yen (3,000 Yen at Taka Pass and Sei-an City)

Found: Agata and Sei-an, night only

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Loach
ŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: A fish famous for its ten whisker-like appendages.

Selling Price: 800 Yen (1,200 Yen at Sei-an City)

Found: Sei-an, night only

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Freshwater Eel
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: It may appear unappetizing, but this eel hides a rich flavor.

Selling Price: 1,700 Yen (2,600 Yen at Sei-an City)

Found: Sei-an, night only

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Huchen
ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Rare and desirable, it is regarded as the king of freshwater fish.

Selling Price: 2,900 Yen (4,400 Yen at Taka Pass and Sei-an City)

Found: Agata and Sei-an, both day and night

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Robalo
ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Its red eyes make this fish unique and sought after.

Selling Price: 3,700 Yen (5,600 Yen at Sei-an City)

Found: Sei-an, day only

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Koi
ŻŻŻ
Description: Fish admired by the aristocracy for its beautiful coloring.

Selling Price: 3,600 Yen (5,400 Yen at Sei-an City)

Found: Sei-an, both day and night

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Salmon
ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Fatty fish known to be adept at swimming against the current.

Selling Price: 1,950 Yen (2,900 Yen at Taka Pass and Sei-an City)

Found: Agata and Sei-an, day only

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Sturgeon
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Bottom-dwelling fish said to be relatively unchanged by evolution.

Selling Price: 6,700 Yen (9,700 Yen at Sei-an City)

Found: Sei-an, day only

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Giant Catfish
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Much larger than the norm, this catfish swallows prey whole.

Sellig Price: 6,800 Yen (9,800 Yen at Sei-an City)

Found: Sei-an, night only

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Mountain Trout
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Fish whose origins are said to remain shrouded in mystery.

Selling Price: 3,000 Yen (4,500 Yen at Taka Pass and Sei-an City)

Found: Agata and Sei-an, day only

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Cutlass Fish
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Deep-dwelling cutlass-shaped fish displaying great agility.

Selling Price: 10,000 Yen (15,000 Yen at Sei-an City)

Found: Sei-an. Caught during the story.

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Giant Salmon
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Its giant size is a testament to many journeys up steep 
 waterfalls.

Selling Price: 4,900 Yen (7,400 Yen at Taka Pass and Sei-an City)

Found: Agata. Caught during the story.

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Whopper
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Fish that devoured the moon's reflection on the water's surface.

Selling Price: 5,000 Yen (7,500 Yen at Taka Pass and Sei-an City)

Found: Agata. Caught during the story.

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Starfish
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Surviving on shellfish, this odd creature swims with its 
 "fingers".

Selling Price: 400 Yen (800 Yen at Sei-an City)

Found: North Ryoshima, both day and night

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Moray
ŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Brandishing sharp teeth, this eel is best known for its appetite.

Selling Price: 3,800 Yen (5,700 Yen at Sei-an City)

Found: North Ryoshima, both day and night

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Loggerhead Turtle
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: This lumbering turtle's slow speed is rivaled only by its 
 hardiness.

Selling Price: 3,900 Yen (5,900 Yen at Sei-an City)

Found: North Ryoshima, day only

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Sunfish
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Entertaining fish with an odd body shape and humorous expression.

Selling Price: 6,900 Yen (9,900 Yen at Sei-an City)

Found: North Ryoshima, both day and night

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Nautilus
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Around since ancient times, it could be called a living fossil.

Selling Price: 2,100 Yen (3,200 Yen at Sei-an City)

Found: North Ryoshima and Kamui, night only

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Clownfish
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Its unique coloration makes it a favorite among fish enthusiasts.

Selling Price: 350 Yen (550 Yen at Sei-an City)

Found: North Ryoshima, both day and night

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Scallop
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Matured under the waves, these shellfish are loved by all.

Selling Price: 550 Yen

Found: Kamui, both day and night

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Sea Horse
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Watching this dragon-shaped fish swim is a memorable sight.

Selling Price: 600 Yen

Found: Kamui, both day and night

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Blowfish
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: This round fish secretes a potent toxin from its liver.

Selling Price: 1,100 Yen (1,700 Yen at Sei-an City)

Found: North Ryoshima and Kamui, both day and night

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Monkfish
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Delicious despite its frightening and grotesque appearance.

Selling Price: 8,000 Yen

Found: Kamui, night only

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Octopus
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: 8-legged invertebrate that ejects ink when it feels threatened.

Selling Price: 3,000 Yen

Found: Kamui, both day and night

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Yellowtail
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Prized for its delicate flavor, it has a rapid development cycle.

Selling Price: 7,500 Yen

Found: Kamui, day only

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Flying Fish
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Not content with underwater life, this fish often jumps skyward.

Selling Price: 1,500 Yen

Found: Kamui, night only

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Squid
ŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: 10-legged invertebrate that ejects ink when it feels threatened.

Selling Price: 2,500 Yen

Found: Kamui, both day and night

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Bonito
ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Dense and meaty, this fish is perfectly suited for sashimi.

Selling Price: 4,000 Yen (6,000 Yen at Sei-an City)

Found: North Ryoshima, night only

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Red Snapper
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Fish-of-all-trades used for both food and ceremonial functions.

Selling Price: 1,800 Yen (2,700 Yen at Sei-an City)

Found: North Ryoshima, both day and night

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Lobster
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Powerful and bold, this is truly the majestic king of crustaceans.

Selling Price: 1,900 Yen (2,900 Yen at Sei-an City)

Found: North Ryoshima, night only

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Striped Snapper
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Beautiful fish prized more for its appearance than its flavor.

Selling Price: 900 Yen (1,400 Yen at Sei-an City)

Found: North Ryoshima, day only

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Supreme Tuna
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: This ultimate tuna is said to contain no inedible parts.

Selling Price: 14,000 Yen

Found: Kamui, day only

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Manta
ŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Its unconventional shape makes this fish quite a curious sight.

Selling Price: 7,000 Yen (10,000 Yen at Sei-an City)

Found: North Ryoshima, day only

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Oarfish
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Deep-water fish said to be an emissary from the Dragon Palace.

Selling Price: 15,000 Yen

Found: Kamui, both day and night

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Marlin
ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: The undisputed king of the sea, this majestic fish has no rival.

Selling Price: 12,000 Yen (18,000 Yen at Sei-an City)

Found: North Ryoshima as part of getting Whirlwind technique, caught normally
 at Kamui during night. 


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There are various treasures you can find in the game that are stored at the
Treasure Tome in the Fan Menu. Well, this lists out all the Treasures AND where
you can find them! Yeah, pretty in-depth. Any Treasure found can be sold for
more yen. Treasure is listed by order of availability, not necessarily by area.

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Glass Beads
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That these beads show no cracks is a testament to the artist's skill.

Selling Price: 1,000 Yen

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- In Kamiki Village, under the water by the bridge that crosses the tiny river.
 Use Power Slash to open.

- In Agata Forest, inside a Giant Bud on one of the islets in the lake. Use
 Bloom to open the Bud.

- In Taka Pass, on the roof of the Cutter's house. Use Vine on a Konohana 
 Blossom above the house to land up there. Open the chest.

- Buried within a chest beside the Tea Master in Taka Pass. Easily found at 
 night.

- In Kusa Village. Along the wooden path between the village and Fuse's house,
 there's a Konohana Blossom. Vine up to it, then follow the path to the end,
 where there's a chest. Open it.

- In Sasa Sanctuary, third floor where the boss resides. You'll have to take
 the elevator. It's inside one of the baskets, just open it like a normal 
 chest.

- In Ryoshima Coast. Follow the beach east past the Merchant to spot an Iron
 rock. Swim south from there to find a shell. Power Slash it.

- Buried under the sea floor just north of the sunken ship's entrance. You'll
 need to make the water recede by using Crescent on the Moon Turret first.

- In Sei-an City, Commoners' Quarters, in a chest inside the black house in the
 southwest corner. Use Cherry Bomb to blow open one of the building's sides to
 get inside.

- In North Ryoshima Coast, inside a chest underwater along the river. Power
 Slash it open.

- In the Dragon Palace, inside a clamshell at the Water Dragon's Garden.

- In Oni Island, as one of the treasures in the Sliding Doors of Hell trial 
 maze.

- In Ryoshima Coast, inside a clamshell on the rock that juts out of the ocean,
 northeast of the western-most rock.

- In Ryoshima Coast, inside a clamshell on the western rock island north of the
 two islands connected by a rope bridge, called the "Husband-and-Wife Islands."

- In Kamiki Village, in the rafters above Stray Bead #2, easily accessible once
 you learned Holy Eagle, the double jump ability.

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Dragonfly Bead
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Uniquely shaped bead that shines in multiple layers of color.

Selling Price: 1,100 Yen

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- In Kamiki Village, buried under the ground in the turnip field. Dig it up.
 Easily found during night.

- Shinshu Field, buried under the ground by the entrance to Agata Forest. 
 Revive the cursed patch first, then blast open the glowing crack in the ground
 with Cherry Bomb to find this.

- In Kamiki Village. West of the village itself, there is an island out in the
 sea. Use Water Lily to cross the water onto the island. Once there, look for a
 chest.

- In Agata Forest, by the steps to Madame Fawn's cave.

- In Kusa Village, encased in a submerged chest in the north pool of water by
 Princess Fuse's house.

- In Sasa Sanctuary, third floor where the boss resides. You'll have to take
 the elevator. It's inside one of the baskets, just open it like a normal 
 chest.

- In Ryoshima Coast, swim eastward along the cliff face near the City 
 Checkpoint side to find a shell underwater near a power spring. Power Slash it
 open for this.

- In Ryoshima Coast, inside a clamshell against the east side of the pier.

- In Ryoshima Coast, inside a chest on the end of the stone pier.

- In the Dragonian Domain, outside the Dragon Palace. Inside a clamshell in 
 front of the Ultimate Origin Mirror.

- In Oni Island, as one of the treasures in the Sliding Doors of Hell trial 
 maze.

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Wooden Bear
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Though carved from wood, it is as fearsome as the real thing.

Selling Price: 1,500 Yen

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- In Kamiki Village. West of the village itself, there is an island out in the
 sea. Use Water Lily to cross the water onto the island. Once there, start
 digging, since it's a buried treasure. Easily found at night.

- In Agata forest, inside a Giant Bud near Karude's hut. Use Bloom to open the
 Bud.

- In Sasa Sanctuary, third floor where the boss resides. You'll have to take
 the elevator. It's inside one of the baskets, just open it like a normal 
 chest.

- In Gale Shrine, in the room with a bunch of structures just west of the
 rotating walkway. You need to use Galestorm and cross the blown scrolls to
 reach the chest.

- In North Ryoshima Coast, inside a chest underwater along the river. Power
 Slash it open.

- In Oni Island, as one of the treasures in the Sliding Doors of Hell trial 
 maze.

- In Ryoshima Coast, inside a clamshell between the two islands connected by a
 rope bridge, named the "Husband-and-Wife Islands."

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Coral Fragment
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Hunk of coral said to have been brought from the Dragon Palace.

Selling Price: 1,700 Yen

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- In Hana Valley. As soon as you enter, get on the other side of the river. On
 this small piece of land, dig around the north corner to find this. Easier
 found at night.

- In Shinshu Field, near the entrance to Agata Forest, is a cursed patch of
 greenery. Use Bloom on it and fill it in with flowers to cure it, and reveal
 a glowing crack in the ground. Cherry Bomb it, and open the chest to get this.

- In Agata Forest, inside a Giant Bud on one of the islets in the lake. Use
 Bloom to open the Bud.

- In Sasa Sanctuary, third floor where the boss resides. You'll have to take
 the elevator. It's inside one of the baskets, just open it like a normal 
 chest.

- In Taka Pass, buried in a chest underneath a pile of leaves by Moley and his
 gang. Use Galestorm to blow away the pile, then dig up the chest.

- In Ryoshima Coast, swim eastward along the cliff face near the City 
 Checkpoint side to spot a shell on sea level a bit from the cliff. Power Slash
 it open for this.

- In Ryoshima Coast, right by the beach in the water as you move west from the
 Merchant. Power Slash the shell it is contained in.

- In Sei-an City, Commoners' Quarters. It's in a chest in the northeast corner
 of the waterway. Open it if the waterway hasn't been restored, Power Slash it
 if it hasn't.

- In North Ryoshima Coast, in a clamshell along the coast by Urashima's hut.
 Power Slash it open.

- In North Ryoshima, in a clamshell far underwater west of the Cherry Bomb 
 island. Power Slash it open.

- In Oni Island, in a chest after Tobi's sixth trial race.

- In Ryoshima Coast, inside a clamshell on the western-most rock that juts out
 of the ocean, to the very south.

- In Ryoshima Coast, inside a clamshell on the rock that juts out of the ocean,
 northeast of the above one.

- In Ryoshima Coast, inside a clamshell on the western rock island north of the
 two islands connected by a rope bridge, called the "Husband-and-Wife Islands."

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Vase
ŻŻŻŻ
Vase whose unique beauty will surely outlast any flower.

Selling Price: 1,900 Yen

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- In Kamiki Village. Underwater in the lake behind Kushi's water mill. Sitting
 by a submerged rocking horse.

- In Tsuta Ruins. From the entrance, head right. You'll come to a treasure 
 chest beside a door. The chest has this.

- In Taka Pass. After getting the teacup from Moley and his Molsters, and
 exchanging it for a Golden Mushroom item, you can go back to Moley whenever 
 you re-enter the area and play a harder version of his game. Each time you 
 win, you will get a Vase treasure. Keep note that Veil of Mist does not work
 on Moley and his gang.

- In Sasa Sanctuary, third floor where the boss resides. You'll have to take
 the elevator. It's inside one of the baskets, just open it like a normal 
 chest.

- In Taka Pass, buried in a chest underneath a pile of leaves by the Agata
 Forest entrance. Use Galestorm to blow away the pile, then dig up the chest.

- In Ryoshima Coast, buried behind the Ankoku Temple.

- In Sei-an City, Commoners' Quarters. It's inside a chest hidden in an alcove
 near the Tool Dealer.

- In North Ryoshima Coast, inside a clamshell along the coast behind Urashima's
 hut. Power Slash it open.

- In Oni Island, as one of the treasures in the Sliding Doors of Hell trial 
 maze.

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Incense Burner
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Burner specially designed to release only the purest aroma.

Selling Price: 2,000 Yen

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- In Tsuta Ruins. From the entrance, head east until you reach a very green
 room. From the entrance of that room, continue until you see a Giant Bud. 
 Bloom it for this.

- In Kusa Village. It's by the path in the tiny open area where the Gale 
 Shrine's entrance is. It's buried inside a chest, so look around near the
 staired path between the two cliffs.

- In Sasa Sanctuary, buried in a red basket at the second bend on the path to
 the bamboo forest. Best found at night.

- In the Moon Cave, by the Imp Merchant on the 4th floor of the central 
 chamber. Use Inferno from the flaming sphere (must have tackled the stone to
 the switch in the previous room first) on the iced chest.

- In Sei-an City, Commoners' Quarters, in a chest in the waterway, northwest
 junction. Open it if the waterway isn't restored, Power Slash it if it is.

- In Sei-an City, Aristocratic Quarters, in a chest in the waterways, just east
 of the north/south bridge.

- In Sei-an City, Commoners' Quarters, in a chest inside the black house in the
 southwest corner. Use Cherry Bomb to blow open one of the building's sides to
 get inside.

- In North Ryoshima Coast, in a clamshell along the coast by Umi's restaurant.
 Power Slash it open.

- In Catcall Tower, in the floor between two staircases on the big tower. It's
 in a chest.

- Inside the Water Dragon, buried under the skin in a clamshell by a tree near
 the Origin Mirror.

- In Oni Island, as one of the treasures in the Sliding Doors of Hell trial 
 maze.

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Lacquerware Set
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Each piece of this Japanese laquerware is said to be unique.

Selling Price: 2,500 Yen

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- In Agata Forest, hidden in a Giant Bud on the largest eastern islet in the 
 lake. Use Bloom to open the Bud.

- In Tsuta Ruins, where the three Devil Gates are/used to be.

- In Kusa Village, in one of the pools of water by Princess Fuse's house. Power
 Slash the treasure chest it's held in.

- In Sasa Sanctuary, on a short ledge by the hot spring. Dig up a red basket,
 and open it for this.

- In Agata Forest, on a high ledge in Madame Fawn's cave. To reach it, activate
 the power spring using Waterspout, and ride up the pillar of water. Wall jump
 up to the ledge and open the chest for this.

- In Gale Shrine, in the room with lots of structures west of the rotating
 walkway. Inside a burning chest with which you need to use Galestorm on.

- In Taka Pass, buried in a chest underneath a pile of leaves near the Ultimate
 Origin Mirror. Use Galestorm to remove the pile, then dig up the chest.

- In Taka Pass, buried in a chest behind the Cutters' house. Seems to appear
 sometime after the Cutters have been defeated.

- In the Moon Cave, in the hall with the flaming sphere on the 5th floor. Move
 the sphere to the far side, and use it to melt the higher iced chest for this.

- In Sei-an City, Commoners' Quarters. It's in a chest in the waterway, at the
 south-east area, right where it turns to a dead-end. Open it directly if the
 waterway isn't restored, Power Slash it if it is.

- In the Sunken Ship, inside a chest in the same room where you found the Lucky
 Mallet.

- In the Imperial Palace, when not shrunken down. Buried just left of a tree.

- In Sei-an City, Aristocratic Quarters. It's in a chest in the waterway, near
 the southwestern home.

- In Catcall Tower, inside a chest on a platform at the fifth level of the big
 tower.

- In Oni Island, in a chest after Tobi's fourth trial race.

- In Ryoshima Coast, inside a clamshell on top of the underwater rock between
 the two rock islands north of the two islands connected by a rope bridge,
 called the "Husband-and-Wife Islands."

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Bull Horn
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Decorative accessory wrought from the horn of a bull.

Selling Price: 3,000 Yen

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- In Kamiki Village, as a reward for sprouting one of Sakuya's Guardian 
 Saplings. Power Slash the fruit off her tree after passing through the arch.

- In Agata Forest. While standing on the islet in the lake with the sign that
 says "Deep Abyss", look up and north to see a Konohana Blossom. Vine to it to
 get this.

- In Kusa Village, high up on a ledge. To reach it, Vine up to the top of the
 guard tower close to Princess Fuse's house, and walk towards the cliffside to
 spot Blockhead. Get rid of him (you should know how given you encountered one
 before) and follow the tunnel to find this in a treasure chest, along with two
 clovers.

- In Agata Forest. Inside Madame Fawn's cave are three chests on fire. Use
 Waterspout to extinguish them. The one closest to Fawn's house has this.

- In Shinshu Field, buried in a chest underneath a leaf pile by Tama's house.
 Use Galestorm first before digging it up.

- In the Moon Cave, inside the east iced chest in the northernmost room of the
 3rd floor. To be able to melt the chests, you'll have to push the stone onto
 the switch in the sand room. Use Inferno on the chests.

- In City Checkpoint, buried behind the merchant. Simple.

- In Sei-an City, Commoners' Quarters. It's in the waterway, inside a chest in
 the northeast junction. Open it if the waterway isn't restored, Power Slash it
 if it is.

- In Sunken Ship, in a chest in the second room.

- In the Imperial Palace, when not shrunken down. Buried just right of a tree.

- In the east wing of Himiko's Palace, inside a chest.

- In Sei-an City, Commoners' Quarters. Buried somewhat behind the houses in the
 west side of town.

- In North Ryoshima, inside a clamshell between the Trial Island and the 
 smaller island north of it. Power Slash it open.

- In North Ryoshima, west of the Guardian Sapling island, inside a clamshell on
 the sea floor. Power Slash it open.

- In North Ryoshima Coast, buried in the beach near Urashima's hut. Found 
 easily at night.

- In North Ryoshima Coast, buried amidst some grass near the big tree where the
 little girl is.

- In the Dragon Palace, inside a clamshell at the hot spring area.

- Inside the Water Dragon, in a clamshell buried in the skin on the main path
 near the entrance.

- In Oni Island, past the first Lockjaw near the entrance. It's in a chest 
 above some downward stairs.

- In Oni Island, past the gate in the entrance area. Can only be accessed after
 retreiving the electric key. It's in the left thunder chest, only openable 
 with Thunderstorm.

- In Ryoshima Coast, inside a clamshell on the eastern rock island north of the
 two islands connected by a rope bridge, called the "Husband-and-Wife Islands."

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Rat Statue
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One of the 13 zodiac treasures. It is posed whimsically.

Selling Price: 3,300 Yen

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- In Shinshu Field. Just north of Tama's house is a glowing crack in the cliff.
 Blow it open with Cherry Bomb and head inside for your prize. It may be blown
 open already, since it's required after learning it.

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Bull Statue
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One of the 13 zodiac treasures. It looks quite ferocious.

Selling Price: 3,400 Yen

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- In Agata Forest, there's some hard ground in front of the entrance to Tsuta
 Ruins. Dig up the chest in the hard ground using Digging Champ, and open it
 for this treasure.

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Tiger Statue
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One of the 13 zodiac treasures. It looks brave and bold.

Selling Price: 3,500 Yen

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- In Taka Pass. On the upper level where you can reach the Guardian Sapling,
 look around for some Konohana Blossoms. Vine up and along them, passing a 
 ledge with three clovers, until you eventually drop onto a tall rock that has
 a treasure chest on it. Open it for this.

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Rabbit Statue
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One of the 13 zodiac treasures. Its expression is quite alert.

Selling Price: 3,600 Yen

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- In Kamiki Village, underwater by the bridge that crosses the tiny river. Use
 Power Slash to open it.

- In Gale Shrine, in a chest below the elevator. To get down there, plant a
 Cherry Bomb on the elevator when you're standing in the doorway. Drop down.

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Dragon Statue
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One of the 13 zodiac treasures. It boasts a regal appearance.

Selling Price: 3,700 Yen

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- In City Checkpoint, start crossing the bridge and stop at the middle. Look up
 and south for a Konohana Blossom. Vine along them until you can drop onto a
 rock pillar. Do so and open the chest for this.

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Snake Statue
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One of the 13 zodiac treasures. It is unnervingly realistic.

Selling Price: 3,800 Yen

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- In Ryoshima Coast, inside a clamshell between the two islands connected by a
 rope bridge, named the "Husband-and-Wife Islands."

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Horse Statue
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
One of the 13 zodiac treasures. There is purity in its design.

Selling Price: 3,900 Yen

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- In Sei-an City's Commoners' Quarters, there's a pond in the southeast corner.
 If it's dried up, use Waterspout to transfer water to it from the waterway.
 After that, activate the power spring and ride it up to the Tao Headquarters.
 Head behind it to find a chest with this in it.

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Sheep Statue
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One of the 13 zodiac treasures. Quite ordinary in its depiction.

Selling Price: 4,000 Yen

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- In Sei-an City, Aristocratic Quarters, buried near the front right corner of
 Queen Himiko's Palace grounds.

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Monkey Statue
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One of the 13 zodiac treasures. Its design is rather adorable.

Selling Price: 4,100 Yen

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- In the Sunken Ship, in the giant room where the giant hand mass is/was, get
 on the barrel lift when the place is flooded and double jump to a ledge. Open
 the chest for this.

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Rooster Statue
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One of the 13 zodiac treasures. Its humorous look elicits smiles.

Selling Price: 4,200 Yen

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- In Sei-an City's Imperial Palace, inside a chest behind the Emperor.

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Dog Statue
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One of the 13 zodiac treasures. It looks very loyal and obedient.

Selling Price: 4,300 Yen

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- In North Ryoshima Coast, buried amidst three clumps of grass up on Watcher's
 Cape.

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Boar Statue
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One of the 13 zodiac treasures. It appears to be hungry.

Selling Price: 4,400 Yen

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- In North Ryoshima Coast, between the big tree and the golden pond on the east
 side, there's a black, hard surface on the ground. Dig through it with Digging
 Champ to reveal a hole. Drop in to find a beautiful spring. Open one of the
 chests for this.

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Cat Statue
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
One of the 13 zodiac treasures. Its design evokes loneliness.

Selling Price: 4,500 Yen

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- In Catcall Tower, on the sixth level near the top of the big tower. Open the 
 chest for this.

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Crystal
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Crystallized quartz that emits an enchanting sparkle.

Selling Price: 5,000 Yen

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- In Kamiki Village, as a reward for sprouting one of Sakuya's Guardian
 Saplings. Power Slash the fruit off her tree after passing through the arch.

- In Taka Pass, inside the flaming chest by a puddle of water in the tunnel
 that connects main Taka with the upper area. Use Waterspout from the puddle to
 the flaming chest to extinguish it before opening it.

- In the Moon Cave, on a hidden ledge from the first floor of the central 
 chamber. To reach it, first you have to push the stone sphere onto the switch
 in the sand room to activate all the torches, then use the torch by the bell
 to melt the large ice block, revealing a power spring. Use Waterspout straight
 up to activate it, and have it carry you up to the ledge with the chest.

- In Ryoshima Coast, inside a chest on a platform on the Dojo island. Double
 jump up to it to reach it.

- In Ryoshima Coast, buried underneath the beach sands between the stone pier's
 ramp and the cliff.

- In Ryoshima Coast, buried in a ledge by the Sei-an entrance, where some cows
 are.

- In Sei-an City, Commoners' Quarters, buried behind Mr. Flower's house.

- In Sei-an City, Aristocratic Quarters, buried between three sets of grass 
 east of Rao's meeting house.

- In Sei-an City, Aristocratic Quarters, buried in the front right corner of
 the northeast house's yard.

- In the Sunken Ship, inside a chest in an alcove in the hall leading to the
 large room.

- In the Imperial Palace, when not shrunken down. It's buried near the garden.

- In the west wing of Himiko's Palace, inside a chest. It's with a haruma doll.

- Buried in the back left corner of the western house's yard.

- In Sei-an City, Commoners' Quarters, in a chest inside the black house in the
 southwest corner. Use Cherry Bomb to blow open one of the building's sides to
 get inside.

- There's another chest that contains this same treasure in the same building
 stated above.

- In Sei-an City, Commoners' Quarters. It's buried in a chest hidden somewhat 
 behind Yama's restaurant.

- In Sei-an City, Commoners' Quarters, buried in the dirt inside Mr. Chic's
 dress shop.

- In North Ryoshima, on Cherry Bomb island. It's inside a burning chest that
 must first be doused with Waterspout before opening.

- In North Ryoshima, in a clamshell far underwater west of the Cherry Bomb
 island. Power Slash it open.

- In North Ryoshima, in a clamshell underwater west of Watcher's Cape. Power
 Slash it open.

- In North Ryoshima Coast, by the foxes, close to the beach where Umi's 
 restaurant is. Easier to find at night.

- In North Ryoshima, buried on the south side of Diamond Island. (The one with
 the diamond rock.)

- In Catcall Tower, on top of the smaller northwest tower. Once you learn 
 Catwalk, use it to climb up that tower.

- Inside the Water Dragon, on the west side of the "river" near the entrance,
 inside a clamshell.

- Inside the Water Dragon. Near the Origin Mirror is a power spring. Use 
 Waterspout on it and ride it to a hole that leads you to a room with a broken
 boat and some bones. Open the chest for this.

- In Oni Island, outside the front entrance. Follow the west wall above the 
 lava pits to find this in a chest.

- In Oni Island. After passing Tobi's second race, open the chest that's under
 the upward staircase for this.

- In Oni Island, past the gate in the entrance area. It's in the right chest
 near the statue of Raijin holding a 9-pronged sword.

- In Oni Island. Right after the last race with Tobi, look up for some magnetic
 platforms. If you carried the electric key from back in the room after the
 side-scrolling section to here, double jump up there, and find a thunder 
 chest. Open the chest using Thunderstorm for this.

- In Taka Pass, underneath the hard dig spot near Bingo. Use Digging Champ to
 dig through it, and jump down the hole. This Crystal is found in the right
 side chest.

- In Shinshu Field, in a chest in front of the structure on the upper east area
 only accessible with Catwalk.

- In Kamui, on the south side of the path toward Yoshpet Forest. It's near a
 pillar, but more easily found at night.

- In Wep'keer's seperate snowball area. It's in a frozen chest along the east 
 cliff. Use Inferno to open it.

- In Yoshpet Forest, inside a chest soon after jumping through the first wall
 of thorns.

- In Ponc'tan, in a chest along the eastern bridge.

- In Kamiki Village, 100 years ago. Power Slash the treasure chest in the river
 north of the bridge to make it open, revealing this.

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Pearl
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Pearl that has grown to a large size due to the water's purity.

Selling Price: 5,500 Yen

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- In Gale Shrine, in the room with a bunch of structures just west of the 
 rotating walkway. It's in the burning chest on the ground on the far end, with
 which you need to use Galestorm on.

- At Taka Pass, buried in a chest under a pile of leaves close to the tunnel in
 the upper area. Use Galestorm to blow away the leaves, then dig up the chest.

- In Agata Forest, buried in a chest under a pile of leaves close to the 
 Mermaid Spring. Use Galestorm to blow away the leaves, then dig.

- In the Moon Cave's sand room, fall down the hole right by the clover after 
 the invisible path to enter a secret hall. Go up the hall to a chest, and open
 it for this.

- In Ryoshima Coast, inside a clamshell on the west side of the stone pier. 
 Power Slash it open.

- In Ryoshima Coast. Swim around the Dojo island until you see a crack in the
 wall. Make a lilypad as a floor against the wall, and stand on another. Use
 Cherry Bomb to blow up the wall. Inside, Power Slash the clamshell open for
 this.

- In Sei-an City, Aristocratic Quarters, buried in the back right corner of
 the southeastern house's yard.

- In the Sunken Ship, shoot out the middle panel with the cannon using Cherry
 Bombs, then use double jumps to reach the chest.

- In the Imperial Palace, not when shrunken. It's buried under the ground near
 the garden.

- In Sei-an City, Aristocratic Quarter, inside a chest within the house on the
 west side.

- In the east wing of Himiko's Palace, inside a chest.

- In Sei-an City, Commoners' Quarters, in a chest inside the black house in the
 southwest corner. Use Cherry Bomb to blow open one of the building's sides to
 get inside.

- In North Ryoshima, north off the cliff near the entrance to Ryoshima Coast,
 inside an underwater clamshell. Power Slash it open.

- In North Ryoshima, buried amidst some grass on the Guardian Sapling island.

- In North Ryoshima, buried near the diamond rock on Diamond Island.

- In North Ryoshima, buried in the middle of the beach on Fishing Island.

- In the Dragonian Domain, outside the Dragon Palace, in a clamshell.

- Inside the Water Dragon, in a clamshell buried in the skin west of the 
 "river" close to the entrance.

- Inside the Water Dragon, in a clamshell buried in the skin east of the river
 in the high room with the Lockjaw and Exorcising Arrow.

- In Oni Island, outside on a platform in the west section of the lava sea. Use
 Vine to reach it.

- In Oni Island, in a chest to the right on a seperate ledge in the "Heat Rays
 of Hell" room.

- In Oni Island, past the door to the left of the entrance. You need to use
 Thunderstorm on a lightning source (either the electric key, or the Thunder
 Edge Glaive) to open the door.

- In Oni Island, in the side-scrolling section. From the room where you found
 the electric key, double jump to a hidden hall in the left wall. From here,
 jump to the ledge on the right, then double jump to find a Konohana Blossom.
 Vine to it, then double jump + Vine to another Blossom. At the top, jump the
 weird floorboards and open the chest for this.

- In Oni Island, in the room with the Exorcising Arrow right after the 
 side-scrolling section. Open the chest.

- In Oni Island, in the area past Tobi's eighth trial race. It's in a thunder
 chest across from a Kabegami statue. To get to it, use Catwalk so that the
 dips under the Blocking Spider and gets you to the ledge.

- In Ryoshima Coast, far out at sea. It is inside a clamshell on top of an
 underwater rock just north of the second rock from the west that juts out of
 the ocean.

- In Shinshu Field, buried amidst some grass on the north side of the upper 
 area only accessible with Catwalk.

- In Kamui, in a frozen chest beside Yoichi's hut. Open it with Inferno.

- In Yoshpet Forest, shortly after the first chest with the Crystal.

- In Ponc'tan, in a chest near a power spring on the far west side only 
 accessible with Vine.

- In Kamiki Village, 100 years ago. It's on the far big island behind Nagi's
 house, buried in a chest behind the rock. Dig it up.

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Amethyst Tassels
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
The purple hue encourages amorous and sultry feelings.

Selling Price: 6,000 Yen

----------------
- In Kamui, in a chest on the lowest ledge of the frozen waterfall beside the
 path to Wep'keer, surrounded by cranes.

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Amber Tassels
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
The valuable amber accent adds a touch of class and sophistication.

Selling Price: 6,500 Yen

----------------
- In Kamui, buried under the snow on a ledge just south of the Mermaid Spring.

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Jade Tassels
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
The addition of jade makes this piece rare and valuable.

Selling Price: 7,000 Yen

----------------
- In Wep'keer, buried under the snow by the first hut on the right upon 
 entering from the south side. It's also by a group of Hares.

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Cat's Eye Tassels
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
The energetic coloring brings with it a lively feeling.

Selling Price: 7,500 Yen

----------------
- In Yoshpet Forest, at the first fork, take the wrong path. (Which is the left
 path.) At the end is a chest containing this.

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Agate Tassels
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
The unique properties of agate lend a fashionable touch.

Selling Price: 8,000 Yen

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- In Ponc'tan, near the entrance, there's a leaf off to the side with a 
 Konohana Blossom above it. Vine to it, and open the chest for this. Simple.

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Turquoise Tassels
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
The bright color evokes a feeling of new beginnings.

Selling Price: 8,500 Yen

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- In Inner Yoshpet, in a chest shortly after starting. Easy to find.

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Ruby Tassels
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Pure red gems lend a dynamic touch to this piece.

Selling Price: 9,000 Yen

----------------
- In Wawku Shrine, in the very first room of the area, the icy bridge to the 
 actual Shrine, destroy the cannons by Power Slashing their cannonballs back to 
 them after using Veil of Mist to slow down the shots. This is buried 
 underneath the right cannon.

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Sapphire Tassels
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Its pale color encourages a feeling of tranquility.

Selling Price: 9,500 Yen

----------------
- In Wawku Shrine, as soon as you get outside from the 4th floor western hall
 with high-speed spinning gears, is a frozen chest. Melt it with Inferno from
 one of the torches to get this.

+---=======================---+
Emerald Tassels
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
The deep and rich emerald color lends a feeling of grace.

Selling Price: 10,000 Yen

----------------
- In Wawku Shrine. You will cross over to the other Ezofuji mountain soon after
 the fight with Nechku. The first room you get to is one with high-speed, 
 burning gears. Freeze them and get yourself to the south platform with a
 burning chest. Blow away the fire with Galestorm, then open it for this final
 Tassel.

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Kutani Pottery
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Dish that is elegant in design and features beautiful etchings.

Selling Price: 12,000 Yen

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- In the Moon Cave, on the 1st floor of the central chamber, inside a chest. It
 appears with other items after all the appetizer ingredients have been 
 collected.

- In the Dragon Palace, there's a cracked wall underneath the stairs to the
 second floor. Cherry Bomb it and fall down the hole. This is in one of the
 chests.

- In Ryoshima Coast, on top of the small tower in the middle of the pond next
 to the path to City Checkpoint. Use Catwalk from the Kabegami statue to create
 a wall jump path up the tower, and climb it. Open the chest for this.

- In Shinshu Field, buried amidst some grass on the east side of the upper
 area only accessible with Catwalk. For help on locating it, it's beside a 
 ledge that the structure is on.

- In Kamiki Village, inside one of Sakuya's fruits that appears after restoring
 Ryoshima Coast's Guardian Sapling. Power Slash it down.

- In Wep'keer, buried under the snow near the Bears by Kemu's hut at the north
 side.

- In Yoshpet Forest, at the other end of the icy lake filled with evil trees
 and ice shards in the third area.

- In Ponc'tan, on the far west side. Use the power spring to take you up to a
 leaf with a treasure chest containing this.

- In Kamiki Village, 100 years in the past. Buried in a chest behind Mr. 
 Grapefruit's house.

- In Shinshu Field, 100 years in the past. Buried in the center of the red
 swirling mark on white ground near the zig-zag path.

- In Wawku Shrine, in the western hall with the fast-moving gears next to the 
 large, tall room, on the 4th floor. Use Veil of Mist to slow down the gears,
 then get on one and wall jump up to a ledge with a chest that has this.

- In Wawku Shrine, past the hot gear room. Inside a frozen chest nearest the
 Imp Merchant, use Inferno to melt it open.

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White Porcelain Pot
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Pot made of pseudo-translucent white porcelain.

Selling Price: 15,000 Yen

----------------
- In Kamui, inside a frozen chest near Kokari. Use Inferno to unfreeze it and
 open it.

- In Wep'keer's seperate snowball area. It's in a frozen chest along the east 
 cliff, south of another frozen chest. Use Inferno to open it.

- In Kamui (Ezofuji) in the "Rocky Area" southeast of Laochi Lake. To get 
 there, use Mist Warp from an Ultimate Origin Mirror (must have bought the Fog
 Pot from the Emperor) to warp here. It's inside the left chest.

- In Yoshpet Forest, in the second area, in a chest on an icy island above a
 lake of dark water.

- In Inner Yoshpet, in a chest soon after entering the second area.

- In Kamiki Village, 100 years ago. Inside a chest in the mouth of the river
 near the waterfall. Power Slash it.

- In Wawku Shrine. Climb up a bit after heading through the first Lockjaw, 
 until you can get on the ledges to your right. Get on one, then go back in the
 same direction you came while doing curved double jumps along ledges until you
 find this chest.

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Etched Glass
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
For those who value craftsmanship as much as functionality.

Selling Price: 20,000 Yen

----------------
- In Kamui, buried underneath the snow within a group of cranes near Kokari.

- In Wep'keer, buried under the snow by the hut closest to the Merchant.

- In Kamui (Ezofuji), on the east side of Laochi Lake, is a high ledge only
 accessible with Vine. Once up there, use Galestorm to extinguish the flames of
 the burning chest (grab the Stray Bead from the frozen chest first) and open
 it for this.

- In Yoshpet Forest, at the second fork in the road, take the wrong path, which
 is the path to the right. At the end is a chest. Open it for this.

- In Ponc'tan, in a chest on a leaf east of Ishaku's residence. To reach there,
 Vine along constant Konohana Blossoms from the northwest side of the village.

- In Inner Yoshpet, at the first fork in the road, take the path to the right.
 At the end, open the chest for this.

- In Kamiki Village, 100 years ago. Inside a chest in the mouth of the river
 near the waterfall. Power Slash it.

- In Shinshu Field, 100 years ago. Inside a chest right of the ramp down to the
 Moon Cave as you go down.

+---=======================---+
Silver Pocket Watch
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
This ritzy little number displays its own enhanced version of time.

Selling Price: 30,000 Yen

----------------
- In Kamui, underneath a hard dig spot on an island on the frozen lake. You
 need Digging Champ learned to dig through it, revealing a hole. Drop down,
 and defeat Blockhead Grande (tough little bugger) to get this in a chest.

- In Kamui (Ezofuji) in the "Rocky Area" southeast of Laochi Lake. To get 
 there, use Mist Warp from an Ultimate Origin Mirror (must have bought the Fog
 Pot from the Emperor) to warp here. It's inside the right chest.

- In Kamiki Village. Power Slash the fruit on Sakuya's tree after restoring
 Kamui's Guardian Sapling to make it fall and open, revealing this.


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 ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
This section shows the Tools, or items that you can use. They range from 
healing items, to ink restoration items, to weapon upgrades. This will also 
list the Key Tools in the game, which are basically items that aren't normally
used, but are used in either the main quest, or sidequests. Most of the Tools
can be bought in shops.

+---=======================---+
Feedbag (Seeds)
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Freshly roasted seeds that seed loving animals can't resist.

+---=======================---+
Feedbag (Herbs)
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Sweet herbs. Popular among herbivorous animals.

+---=======================---+
Feedbag (Meat)
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Fresh red meat. Irresistible to carnivorous animals.

+---=======================---+
Feedbag (Fish)
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Fresh fish. Irresistible to animals who dine on fish.

+---=======================---+
Holy Bone S
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Amaterasu's favorite snack. Restores 3 units of Solar Energy.

+---=======================---+
Holy Bone M
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Amaterasu's favorite snack. Restores 10 units of Solar Energy.

+---=======================---+
Holy Bone L
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Amaterasu's favorite snack. Completely restores Solar Energy.

+---=======================---+
Exorcism Slip S
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Paper depicting holy incantation. Slightly damages nearby enemies.

+---=======================---+
Exorcism Slip M
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Paper depicting holy incantation. Moderately damages nearby 
 enemies.

+---=======================---+
Exorcism Slip L
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Paper depicting holy incantation. Greatly damages nearby enemies.

+---=======================---+
Vengeance Slip
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Paper depicting karmic backlash. Temporarily deflect enemy 
 attacks.

+---=======================---+
Inkfinity Stone
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Ink stone with limitless source. Temporarily enjoy infinite ink.

+---=======================---+
Traveler's Charm
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Protects travelers from danger. Increases godhood by 1 level.

+---=======================---+
Godly Charm
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Charm imbued with the breath of gods. Increases godhood to max.

+---=======================---+
Steel Fist Sake
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Sake brewed with spirit of steel. Temporarily increases attack
 power.

+---=======================---+
Steel Soul Sake
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Sake brewed with spirit of steel. Temporarily increases defense.

+---=======================---+
Gold Dust
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Powder made from golden earth that unleashes the potential of
 weapons. (In other words, use them on Divine Instruments to upgrade them.)

+---=======================---+
Mermaid Coin
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Toss into Mermaid Springs to teleport to other locations. (Note:
 They become available soon after restoring Sasa Sanctuary's hot spring.)

+---=======================---+
Golden Peach
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Mystical fruit that fills the Astral Pouch instantaneously.

+---=======================---+
Karmic Returner
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Undo karmic transformation and return to original form.

Available: Complete the game once, available on a New Game +.

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Karmic Transformer 1
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Alters physical form. Great for a change of pace on long journeys.
 Takes the form of a Canine Warrior. Even changes Ammy's voice.

Available: Complete the game once, available on a New Game +.

+---=======================---+
Karmic Transformer 2
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Alters physical form. Great for a change of pace on long journeys.
 Takes the form of a Canine Warrior. Even changes Ammy's voice.

Available: Complete the game once, available on a New Game +.

+---=======================---+
Karmic Transformer 3
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Alters physical form. Great for a change of pace on long journeys.
 Takes the form of a simple white wolf.

Available: Get an S ranking from amount of deaths when finishing the game. 
 Available on a New Game +.

+---=======================---+
Karmic Transformer 4
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Alters physical form. Great for a change of pace on long journeys.
 Takes the form of a pit bull. Even changes Ammy's voice.

Available: Get an S ranking from amount of enemies killed when finishing the
 game. Available on a New Game +.

+---=======================---+
Karmic Transformer 5
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Alters physical form. Great for a change of pace on long journeys.
 Takes the form of a droopy-eared dog. Even changes Ammy's voice.

Available: Get an S ranking from amount of yen gained when finishing the game.
 Available on a New Game +.

+---=======================---+
Karmic Transformer 6
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Alters physical form. Great for a change of pace on long journeys.
 Takes the form of a bulky dog. Even changes Ammy's voice.

Available: Get an S ranking from amount of Demon Fangs found when finishing the
 game. Available on a New Game +.

+---=======================---+
Karmic Transformer 7
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Alters physical form. Great for a change of pace on long journeys.
 Takes the form of Shiranui, minus the awesome tendrils.

Available: Get an S ranking from amount of Praise earned when finishing the
 game. Available on a New Game +.

+---=======================---+
Karmic Transformer 8
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Alters physical form. Great for a change of pace on long journeys.
 Takes the form of the statue form of Amaterasu from the game's intro.

Available: Get an S ranking from amount of Praise earned when finishing the
 game. Available on a New Game +.

+---=======================---+
Karmic Transformer 9
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Alters physical form. Great for a change of pace on long journeys.
 Changes Amaterasu to a realistic wolf. Screw the rules, I have realism!

Available: Get an S ranking from amount of Praise earned when finishing the
 game. Available on a New Game +.

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ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ

+---=======================---+
8 Purification Sake
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Legendary sake brewed by Nami. Capable of intoxicating monsters.

Gotten: Along the stairs to Orochi after passing through Yoshpet's Spirit Gate.

+---=======================---+
Black Demon Horn
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Horn to be ground into spice for Orochi's appetizer.

Gotten: In the fifth floor of the Moon Cave, after blasting open a wall with a
 cannon.

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Blinding Snow
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Fishing rod combining the purity of snow and the spirit of work.

Gotten: Purchase it from the Tool Dealer at Sei-an City Commoners' Quarters.
 Give it to Benkei at the bridge bordering the Commoners' Quarters and the
 Aristocratic Quarters, and you will gain access to the Aristocratic Quarters.

+---=======================---+
Border Key
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Key marked with Himiko's seal. Allows passage over the border.

Gotten: Talk to Queen Himiko of Sei-an City after getting the Fire Tablet. She
 will give you this to allow you access to North Ryoshima Coast.

+---=======================---+
Canine Tracker
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Seal that reacts to the presence of Canine warriors.

Gotten: From Princess Fuse after curing her of demon possession. This is in
 Kusa Village. Used to find all eight of the Canine Warriors.

+---=======================---+
Charcoal
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Made by burning wood at a high temperature. Perfect for drawing.

Gotten: Purchase it from the Tool Dealer at Sei-an City Commoners' Quarters.
 A little girl in the city who loves drawing needs more charcoal.

+---=======================---+
Dragon Orb
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: A dragon's spirit made solid. Used to control the Water Dragon.

Gotten: From inside the Water Dragon. Pretty simple.

+---=======================---+
Duty Orb
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Sacred treasure entrusted to and protected by Take.

Gotten: After battling Canine Warrior Gi in Sasa Sanctuary. Return this to
 Princess Fuse after finding the remaining Canine Warriors.

+---=======================---+
Eyeball of Fire
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Succulent eye used as an ingredient in Orochi's appetizer.

Gotten: In the room north of the weak bridge on the 3rd floor. Clear out the
 Devil Gate and open the chest that appears to get this.

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Fox Rods
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Rods containing the souls of 9 foxes. Bestows incredible power.

Gotten: After defeating Foxfire within the Water Dragon, which happens shortly
 after getting the Dragon Orb.

+---=======================---+
Gimmick Gear
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Gear said to have fallen to earth aboard a shooting star.

Gotten: Gotten from Ida the Messenger in Shinshu Field after winning the third
 race against him. The first race is available after starting the mission to
 find the remaining three Canine Warriors. The second race is available after
 the Kamiki Festival has passed. The third race is available after clearing Oni
 Island.

+---=======================---+
Golden Mushroom
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Mysterious Matsutake mushroom that can enhance any dish.

Gotten: In Taka Pass from the Tea Master on the east end. Defeat Moley and his
 Molsters at their game to get the Tea Master's teacup. Grab it and take it to
 him to get this in return. Is used to learn a secret brush technique.

+---=======================---+
Herbal Medicine
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: A mixture of many medicines. Capable of curing any ailment.

Gotten: Purchase it from the Tool Dealer at Sei-an City Commoners' Quarters.
 Blossom needs this to heal her sick father.

+---=======================---+
Justice Orb
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Sacred treasure entrusted to and protected by Ume.

Gotten: After battling Canine Warrior Jin in Agata Forest. Return this to
 Princess Fuse after finding the remaining Canine Warriors.

+---=======================---+
Lips of Ice
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Chewy lips used as an ingredient in Orochi's appetizer.

Gotten: It's behind the ice wall in the kitchen. To reach that, you'll need to
 take the long way to it, which involves going underground and learning a new
 Brush ability. Once there, clear the Devil Gate and open the chest for it.

+---=======================---+
Loyalty Orb
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Sacred treasure entrusted to and protected by Hayabusa.

Gotten: After battling Canine Warrior Chu in Kamiki Village. Return this to
 Princess Fuse after finding the remaining Canine Warriors.

+---=======================---+
Lucky Mallet
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Magical hammer capable of miniaturizing objects.

Gotten: Found as the end treasure for exploring the Sunken Ship at Ryoshima
 Coast.

+---=======================---+
Marlin Rod
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Fishing rod specially augmented for marlin fishing.

Gotten: Purchase it from the Tool Dealer at Sei-an City Commoners' Quarters.
 A fisherman on an island in North Ryoshima Coast wants this to catch the famed
 Marlin.

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Mask
ŻŻŻŻ
Description: Imp's face covering. Wear it to be accepted as one of their own.

Gotten: As a prize after clearing the Devil Gate in the Moon Cave's Calcified
 Cavern. In actuality, it's necessary to continue.

+---=======================---+
Ogre Liver
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Fresh liver used as an ingredient in Orochi's appetizer.

Gotten: In the room past Lockjaw in the central chamber of the Moon Cave. Clear
 a Devil Gate first.

+---=======================---+
Pinwheel
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Souvenir from the famous windmill in Kusa Village.

Gotten: Purchase it from the merchant at Kusa Village. The Tea Customer at Taka
 Pass wants this.

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Sewaprolo
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Charm displaying the Oina crest. Allows passage into the forest.

Gotten: From Tuskle, the female Oina shaman, who resides in the hut by Wawku
 Shrine's entrance in the Ezofuji area. Only gotten after Kemu grants allowance
 to enter Yoshpet Forest to search for Lika.

+---=======================---+
Shell Amulet
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Used as a gate pass, this shell is only granted to the chosen.

Gotten: Otohime of the Dragon Palace gives you this after agreeing to get the
 Dragon Orb.

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Thunder Brew
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Fragrant sake representing the culmination of Kushi's skill.

Gotten: Found in the Moon Cave's Calcified Cavern. Used automatically during
 the battle with Orochi.

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Treasure Box
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Secret treasure of the Dragon Palace. Opening it would bring
 disaster.

Gotten: After exiting the Water Dragon, in its place in the Dragon Garden are
 some ugly rocks, grass, and fish bones. Bloom it to reveal a beautiful coral
 and a treasure chest. Open the chest to get this. Urashima wants this.

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This section shows the Divine Instruments (or Weapons) and Holy Artifacts in 
the game. Each weapon will have a short description for it. For both these 
items, there will be a checkmark box next to each so that if you decide to 
print this out, you can check off each of these as you acquire them.

Reflectors as a Main: Medium attack power compared to the other weapon types.
 Fair power and speed. Nothing very notable.

Reflectors as a Sub: Can throw the Reflector in front of Ammy with Z to block
 projectiles. You engage a counterattack that is guaranteed a kill on the enemy
 if you block at the exact moment an enemy strikes hand-to-hand. Doesn't work
 with all enemies.

Rosaries as a Main: Low attack power compared to the other weapon types. Can
 hit enemies from afar, and can strike the enemy multiple times. Comboing seems
 easy with the generous hitlag the game gives with Rosary attacks. Can also
 damage multiple enemies with one strike. Overall, Rosaries seem to be great 
 weapons for beginners.

Rosaries as a Sub: Pressing Z will shoot Rosary beads at high speed towards the
 nearest enemy you're facing. Depending on the Rosary, the type of fire is
 different. They'll be noted below. For the rapid fire Beads, press C 
 constantly after the first shot to go rapid fire.

Glaives as a Main: High attack power compared to the other weapon types. Very
 slow as a result, and attacks can be charged by swinging the Wii Remote, 
 holding the position, and then swinging again. You can charge while moving as
 well.

Glaives as a Sub: Pressing Z does a single powerful slash. These can also be
 charged, by charging a normal attack, then pressing Z. When done in the air, 
 Amaterasu "rides" the blade to the nearest enemy. Radical!

(Rapid Fire with Devout Beads, Exorcism beads, and Tundra beads. Shotgun 
style-like with Life Beads and Resurrection Beads.)

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Divine Retribution
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Reflector received from Sakuya. Banishes evil with divine power.

When to get: Your default weapon...it's the one Ammy is most seen with!

Notes: Use only this Instrument if you want a hard game!

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Snarling Beast
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Reflector marked with a beastly seal. Grants Ink Bullet power.

When to get: Your reward for defeating the Spider Queen at Tsuta Ruins.

Notes: This Reflector is a bit stronger than the Retribution, marked by spikes
 on its sides. As the description points out, this grants Ink Bullet power. To
 use it, the Reflector must be the main weapon. Second, in battle, simply dot
 an enemy with ink to "shoot" it with ink bullets.

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Infinity Judge
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Reflector marked indelibly with the loop of infinity. Judges evil.

When to get: Purchase this from Kusa Village's merchant.

Notes: Not much different from previous Reflectors, except for obviously more
 power. This does not have any special powers granted to you when equipped as a
 main.

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Trinity Mirror
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Reflector marked with knowledge, faith, and power. Tramples evil.

When to get: Purchase this from Sei-an City's Weapon Dealer after clearing Oni
 Island.

Notes: Nothing notable, except it's more powerful than the Infinity Judge. If
 you're looking for power and you have this, you shouldn't pick Infinity Judge
 over this.

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Solar Flare
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Sun-centric Reflector imbued with the burning power of fire.

When to get: In Wawku Shrine. After getting Blizzard, the 13 brush gods will
 form together to form this ultimate weapon that you used back when you were
 Shiranui.

Notes: The ultimate and strongest Reflector weapon available to you. Burn down
 enemies using holy fire! This Reflector, when equipped as your main weapon,
 can be used as a source for your Inferno brush technique at all times. 
 Recommended to have when against enemies weak to fire.

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Devout Beads
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Holy Rosary capable of rapid attacks when equipped as sub weapon.

When to get: Inside a chest right beside you after restoring Agata Forest's
 Guardian Sapling.

Notes: The weakest Rosary in the game, and first weapon aside from your starter
 that you get. This has rapid-fire capabilities when used as a sub. To do that,
 simply press C constantly after the first shot.

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Life Beads
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Rosary that draws upon pure life energy to destroy evil.

When to get: Your reward for defeating Crimson Helm at the Gale Shrine.

Notes: This Rosary is basically more powerful when used as a main, but when 
 used as a sub, it fires Beads out in a spread, kind of like a shotgun. As 
 such, no rapid-fire, and has a lot of cooldown for each shot. As such, it's
 only useful when used at point-blank.

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Exorcism Beads
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Purifying Rosary that contains the power of holy light.

When to get: Your reward for defeating Blight in the Imperial Palace/Emperor's
 stomach.

Notes: This Rosary is more powerful than the previous two, basically. This has
 rapid-fire capabilities when used as a sub. To do that, simply press C 
 constantly after the first shot. These have more "ammo" than the Devout Beads
 do.

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Resurrection Beads
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Rosary that uses divine light to guide lost souls to the right
 path.

When to get: Purchase this from Wep'keer's Merchant after talking with Kemu,
 the Oina village elder.

Notes: These beads of purifying light can slay enemies easily. Basically a more
 powerful version of the Life Beads, as when it is equipped as a sub-weapon,
 Beads are shot in a rapid spread like shotgun bullets. These are best when
 used at point-blank range.

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Tundra Beads
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Rosary that calls upon the power of ice to combat wily foes.

When to get: Purchase this from the Celestial Merchant in the Ark of Yamato.
 Alternatively, this same item is available at Sei-an City's Weapon Dealer 
 after clearing Wawku Shrine.

Notes: These beads emit a cold sense of judgment, freezing foes in their 
 tracks. When equipped as a main, these Beads can be used as a remote source 
 for Blizzard at any time. When equipped as a sub-weapon, you can shoot beads
 at a rapid speed by pressing C constantly after an attack, or with using Z.

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Tsumugari
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Tilt the Wii Remote up and hold for a charged attack with Orochi's
 Glaive.

When to get: Your reward for defeating Orochi at the Moon Cave.

Notes: Your first Glaive. Not much to say, except that when used as a 
 sub-weapon, you thrust it forward, striking many times.

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Seven Strike
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Glaive whose edge is divided into 7 parts. Grants Ink Bullet 
 power.

When to get: Purchase this from Sei-an City's Weapon Dealer.

Notes: This flashy sword is more powerful than Tsumugari. As the description
 points out, this grants Ink Bullet power. To use it, the Glaive must be the
 main weapon. Second, in battle, simply dot an enemy with ink to "shoot" it 
 with ink bullets. When used as a sub-weapon, its ground attack flings an enemy
 upwards. Great for stunning an enemy.

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Blade of Kusanagi
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Jade-edged Glaive obtained upon the defeat of Ninetails.

When to get: The description is self-explanatory.

Notes: This powerful green sword is powered by the earth. Strike down enemies
 fiercely with this weapon! When used as a sub-weapon, its ground attack is a
 thrust similar to Tsumugari's.

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Eighth Wonder
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Glaive wielded by an 8-armed beast god. Ink Bullet power.

When to get: Purchase this from Gengo, the Poncle Merchant at Ponc'tan.

Notes: This giant sword with a moving handle can slash apart enemies with ease.
 As the description says, this grants Ink Bullet power. To use it, the Glaive
 must be the main weapon. Second, in battle, simply dot an enemy with ink to
 "shoot" it with ink bullets. When used as a sub-weapon, its ground attack is
 an uppercut much like Seven Strike's.

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Thunder Edge
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Glaive imbued with thunder spirit. Utilizes lightning power.

When to get: Your reward for defeating True Orochi after traveling through
 Yoshpet Forest's Spirit Gate.

Notes: The ultimate and strongest Glaive weapon available to you. The sheer
 sharpness of the weapon can slay even the toughest demons with ease. This 
 Glaive, when used as a main weapon, can be a source to use your Thunderstorm
 brush technique at any time. Have this weapon equipped as a main to easily 
 kill enemies weak to electricity! When used as a sub-weapon its ground attack
 is a thrust similar to Tsumugari's and Blade of Kusanagi's.

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Fire Tablet
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Ancient tablet that grants the wearer protection from fire.

How to get: After curing the Emperor, help Kaguya over at Sasa Sanctuary, and
 she will give you this.

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Water Tablet
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Ancient tablet that allows one to walk on the water's surface.

Trades for: 100 Demon Fangs (only Sei-an Emperor has it after Oni Island is
 cleared)

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Peace Bell
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Emits a holy tone that keeps Demon Scrolls at bay.

Trades for: 20 Demon Fangs

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Golden Lucky Cat
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Brings owner luck. Draws money and other valuables near.

Trades for: 50 Demon Fangs

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Thief's Glove
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Draw a line connecting Issun to an enemy to steal items. (This
 unique item makes Issun grow in power the more it's used...and this gained
 power carries over in a New Game +.)

Trades for: 70 Demon Fangs (only Sei-an Emperor has it)

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Wood Mat
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Make a cash offering and sleep on this mat, and your wounds will
 heal.

Trades for: 30 Demon Fangs

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Golden Ink Pot
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Ink Pot with golden sheen. Increases ink restoration speed.

Trades for: 100 Demon Fangs (only Sei-an Emperor has it)

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String of Beads
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Ink Pot and Solar Energy become limitless. Attack power x 10.

How to get: Collect all 100 Stray Beads. Available on a New Game +.

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This is a short section, but this basically details all the pickups you get 
from smashed objects and defeated enemies, including food items.

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Yen
ŻŻŻ
Description: This is the game's currency. Depending on how big the yen is, they
 are worth more. It's also noteworthy to see the color. Small green ones are
 worth the least, while big yellow ones are worth the most.

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Food
ŻŻŻŻ
Description: Once you gain an Astral Pouch (which is extremely early in the 
 game), you'll be able to fill it with various kinds of food. The list of food
 is below, in alphabetical order, and how many Astral Pouch points (AP points)
 each fills.

Apple = 1 point
Bale of Rice = 3 points
Bamboo Shoot = 10 points
Cabbage = 1 point
Cherry Cake = 10 points
Chinese Cabbage = 1 point
Dumplings = 1 point
Kamiki Orange = 5 points
Ginseng = 1 point
Gourd = 1 point
Grapes = 1 point
Millet Dumplings = 5 points
Orange = 1 point
Peach = 1 point
Potato = 1 point
Radish = 1 point
Rice Balls = 1 point
Rice Stew = 200 points
Roasted Meat = 5 points
Sasa Fruit = 5 points
Sasa Cake = 5 points
Sasa Crab = 5 points
Sasa Dumplings = 5 points
Sasa Egg Rolls = 5 points
Sasa Fish = 5 points
Sasa Hotchpotch = 5 points
Sasa Meat =  5 points
Sasa Rice = 5 points
Sashimi = 200 points
Turnip = 3 points
Watermelon = 5 points

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Demon Fang
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: A fang forged in demonic hatred. Beautiful and deadly. There are
 some merchants across Nippon that adore collecting these items. How to get 
 them? Well, they're all from enemies. There are many ways to get them. You can
 either perform a Floral Finisher on them (see the enemies section for 
 details), counter-attack (see the Items section under Equipment for details),
 or use the Golden Fury/Brown Rage abilities on the enemies. (see the 
 Techniques section under Dojo Techniques for details)

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Spirit Globe S
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Humanity's faith made solid. Restores a little Solar Energy.
 Like other Spirit Globes, they are usually only dropped from enemies, but they
 may also be found within freshly-revived plants and ponds after defeating 
 enemies.

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Spirit Globe M
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Humanity's faith made solid. Restores 1 unit of Solar Energy.
 These are usually only dropped from enemies.

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Spirit Globe L
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Humanity's faith made solid. Restores 3 units of Solar Energy.
 These are really rare, and usually only drop from the toughest of enemies, or
 if you really need the health.

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Ink Bottle
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Usually only dropped by enemies, a single Ink Bottle refills one 
 of Ammy's Ink Pots. Pretty useful, considering Ink tends to be used a lot 
 during battles.


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What's an action/adventure game without enemies, right? Well, this details all
the enemies in the game, obviously. Each enemy comes with the Bestiary 
description, a list of their attacks, and what kind of Floral Finisher each is
weak to. Basically, Floral Finishers are special times when you use the 
Celestial Brush. When an enemy is defeated through normal attacks, time slows
down briefly while the enemy is in the air, or when the enemy is on the ground, 
clawing at the air. At this point, bring up the Celestial Brush canvas and do a 
harmful Brush Technique to them, like say Power Slash. This is a Floral 
Finisher, which turns the enemy into a field of flowers. Such a thing also 
makes enemies drop Demon Fangs, which are special items that can be traded with 
certain merchants to gain precious items like Holy Artifacts. Do remember 
though, that if the enemies are attacked again without using a Floral Finisher
during their "death sequence," you won't be able to use a Floral Finisher. The 
enemies are listed in the order the Bestiary has them, from top to bottom.

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Green Imp
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Rude monkey-like creatures that harass and tease humans. Whether
 frightening the locals or causing outbreaks of disease, these troublemakers
 have proven to be the bane of humanity. Said to hide in gloomy places, they
 are portrayed as flautists.

Basic hints: The basic enemy, pretty much the lowest of all demons. They go
 down in four hits with the Divine Retribution, and are easily susceptible to
 Power Slashes. Their most notable attack is blowing darts at you through their
 flutes, though they can use melee attacks as well.

Floral Finisher: Power Slash

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Red Imp
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: These lute-players are harder to exorcise than Green Imps. One
 night, a man heard lute music and went out to find the source. Hiding in the
 shadows, he saw the Imps stop playing and drink sake. Seeing his chance to
 attack, the man struck out, severing the lite strings with his blade. The Imps
 disappeared in a wisp of smoke. It is advisable to cut the strings with the
 brush.

Basic hints: Just a more powerful version of the Green Imp. They use their 
 lutes to attack, by either smacking you with it, or by throwing it like a
 boomerang. They can also block attacks with it. When they do that, Power Slash
 them to break their lutes so you can continue attacking them.

Floral Finisher: Power Slash

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Yellow Imp
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Folklore has it that these Imps never cease in their mischief.
 Burrowing beneath the ground, they sound their mighty drums. The drums' 
 vibrations shake the earth. Jump to avoid this attack. Legends tell us to lure
 them from the ground and strike from behind. Though riddled with disease, they
 are often portrayed whimsically. These stories are meant to make them seem
 less threatening.

Basic hints: Basically burrows in the ground for a bit, then pops up. If it
 spots you, it will beat its drums to create a giant shockwave. Get behind it
 when it's about to pop out to weaken its defenses. When it's out and about
 instead of in the ground, it can use its drum as a cannon. Jump or Reflector
 block (Z when as a sub-weapon) with good timing.

Floral Finisher: Power Slash

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Blue Imp
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Unique among their brethren, these Imps display a penchant for
 flying through the air while strapped to kites. Tossing insults and rude 
 language from above, they float menacingly. Their offensive nature is only
 matched by their clever wits. Tales abound of their crashing due to strong
 gusts of wind.

Basic hints: The Blue Imp basically flies around, usually at a given distance.
 They occasionally swoop down to attack, or throw down evil spheres at you.
 Getting hit with anything, from a mid-air attack, a shot Rosary bead, Power
 Slashing their spheres back, will knock them down. They briefly act like Green
 and Red Imps when they're down, but will quickly strap themselves back to a
 kite after a while. Galestorm can keep them off the airways.

Floral Finisher: Galestorm

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Black Imp
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Regarded as the most fearsome Imp, tales abound of their evil
 nature. The skulls they manipulate are said to be those of human victims. The
 act of drawing them is thought to bring doom on one's house. Exorcising the
 skulls with the brush before viewing is advised. If you've no brush, use a
 finger to draw a slash through them.

Basic hints: They mainly attack by using their skulls. The skulls fire lasers
 at you, can hurt you on contact, and explode when Power Slashed, which also
 hurts you. Basically, Power Slash the skulls and the Black Imp is basically
 helpless until he summons more skulls. Use this valuable time to take them
 down.

Floral Finisher: Power Slash

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Headless Guardian
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Headless guardian statue possessed by the spirit of a rapscallion.
 Searching for his head at night, he may knock on your very door, shouting,
 "Give me back my head or I'll take yours instead!"

Basic hints: Headless Guardians act and attack just like Red Imps. They even
 block attacks. Use Power Slash to break their block before continuing with
 attacking.

Floral Finisher: Cherry Bomb

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Bell Guardian
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Possessed by the sadness of a monk who disliked the sound of the
 temple bell, this statue digs underground and sounds a bell in search of his
 lost head. Jump if you hear "Give me back my head!" Jumping makes him lose
 sight of the target and return underground.

Basic hints: Bell Guardians act and attack just like Yellow Imps, so the same
 strategies apply.

Floral Finisher: Power Slash

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Halo Guardian
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Halos are normally seen radiating from Buddhist statuary, but this
 creature has stolen that appearance and uses it to harass humans. Its holy
 appearance is convincing, but a closer look reveals no head. One tale tells of
 a devout old couple who were attacked but saved by a divine wind. A strong
 heart will tell you this is an imposter.

Basic hints: Halo Guardians act and attack just like Blue Imps, thus you may
 use the same methods to take them down.

Floral Finisher: Cherry Bomb

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Executioner Guardian
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: More deadly than most of its ilk, this demon fools people into
 thinking it is an ordinary statue before striking. It uses stone heads like a
 shield and is prone to turning them into projectiles. Its demonic power is so
 great that it must be exorcised twice.

Basic hints: Executioner Guardians act and attack just like Black Imps, 
 requiring the same strategy to make them vulnerable.

Floral Finisher: Cherry Bomb

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Namahage
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Namahage are the embodiment of the loneliness inherent in snowy
 lands. Raising a terrifying voice, they seek out and attack living things. If
 you cross paths with one, you should play dead. They regard the lazy as 
 friends and will be lulled into a false sense of security.

Basic hints: The basic Namahage is essentially a Green Imp reskin with more
 health and power. Nothing has changed.

Floral Finisher: Galestorm

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Blade Namahage
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: They say you should play dead if confronted by a Namahage, but it
 can be quite fearsome to hide in plain sight of an armed one. A legend tells 
 of a samurai that tried to banish the Namahage. He attacked its blade with a
 nearby brush while it was distracted. Without its weapon, it grew afraid and
 left, promising to reform.

Basic hints: The Blade Namahage is essentially a Red Imp reskin with more 
 health and power. Nothing has changed.

Floral Finisher: Galestorm

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Bucket Namahage
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Anyone who has seen the land blanketed in deep snow, be wary.
 These Namahage hide under the snow and trap victims in their buckets. When
 fleeing them, clap once and take a step away. They will flee when they do not
 see the source of the sound.

Basic hints: The Bucket Namahage is essentially a Yellow Imp reskin with more
 health and power. The only thing changed is that the enemy has its arm 
 utensils sticking up out of the ground while digging, which can harm you.

Floral Finisher: Cherry Bomb

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Umbrella Namahage
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Legend tells of flying Namahage, who are often shown with 
 umbrellas. One tale concerns a man who was attacked during a snowstorm. He
 said, "it is too windy for Namahage to be out flying." Hearing this, the
 Namahage left the scene in embarrassment. We can assume they won't show 
 themselves when it is windy.

Basic hints: The Umbrella Namahage is essentially a Blue Imp reskin with more
 health and power. Nothing has changed.

Floral Finisher: Galestorm

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Cannon Namahage
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: The Cannon Namahage is a strange beast indeed. They don't care
 about the lazy, gravitating instead toward cowards and sissies, screeching and
 bellowing to scare some bravery into their victims. You might say they're
 rather kind, considering the circumstances.

Basic hints: The Cannon Namahage is essentially a Black Imp reskin with more
 health and power. The only thing that has changed, is that the floating masks
 that you have to destroy, take two Power Slashes each instead of one.

Floral Finisher: Galestorm/Whirlwind

+---=======================---+
Clay Soldier
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Those who opt to be buried with their lords in mourning are called
 martyrs. This clay figure holds the spirit of a martyred soldier. Use god
 techniques to quickly dispatch it and break the curse.

Basic hints: Clay Soldiers are really just reskins of Namahages, only with more
 health and attack. They should be easy.

Floral Finisher: Veil of Mist

+---=======================---+
Clay Samurai
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Clay figure possessed by the spirit of a warrior who refuses to
 stop fighting. They must fight as long as they are armed. Break the weapon to
 undo the curse and save the warrior's soul.

Basic hints: Clay Samurais are really just reskins of Blade Namahages, only
 with more health and attack. They do have a different throwing animation when
 throwing their blades though.

Floral Finisher: Veil of Mist

+---=======================---+
Clay Drummer
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Clay figures were created to be buried in mounds in place of the
 martyr whom they represent. They move now only due to Orochi's dark power.
 Destroy them quickly and end their cruel manipulation.

Basic hints: Clay Drummers are really just reskins of Bucket Namahages, only
 with more health and attack. They should be easy.

Floral Finisher: Veil of Mist

+---=======================---+
Clay Flyer
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Orochi's dark power infests the land like a stale wind. Those
 exposed to the wind drift along with it as Clay Flyers. Only a divine wind can
 free them from this horrible bond.

Basic hints: Clay Flyers are really just reskins of Umbrella Namahages, only
 with more health and attack. They should be easy.

Floral Finisher: Power Slash

+---=======================---+
Clay Shogun
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: A legendary Shogun proved himself to be the best warrior in the
 land. His spirit, manipulated by Orochi, now resides in this clay figure, his
 mighty dignity forever relegated to the shadows. He is trapped and still full
 of anger and regret at his defeat. Exorcize the head quickly to put him out of
 his misery.

Basic hints: Clay Shoguns are really just reskins of Cannon Namahages, only
 with more health and attack. They should be easy.

Floral Finisher: Veil of Mist

+---=======================---+
Bud Ogre
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Transformed by the foul force of Orochi, Issun describes this
 beasts thusly: "4 mammal legs sprouting from a bud. Frightens travelers. The
 bud is rigid, but the fruit soft. Open the bud to attack. Power Slash deflects
 fruits just like with the Cursed Trees."

Basic hints: Attacks with its lance tail, spits out fruits either on the ground
 or while flying. The enemy is vulnerable after some of its fruits have been
 Power Slashed back at it, or attacked enough times. At this point, open its 
 bud with Bloom, and start attacking like crazy.

Floral Finisher: Bloom

+---=======================---+
Chimera
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Disguising itself as a kettle to fool onlookers, this creature is
 composed of parts from many others. It is said to have been transformed from
 an ordinary kettle by evil. It cannot be damaged when inside the kettle part.
 A legend says that repeated hits make the color drain. Then, all you have to
 do is slash it in two and watch it vanish.

Basic hints: It's like the Bud Ogre, basically. Avoid its similar attacks, and
 attack it until it becomes vulnerable. Now you're free to attack! I recommend
 using Rosaries only though, because tough attacks like Reflectors and Glaives
 make it spit out hot water that harms you.

Floral Finisher: Power Slash

+---=======================---+
Igloo Turtle
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Straw raincoat transformed by Orochi's dark power. Its body 
 resembles a snow hut, but there is no warming fire within. The flaming tail is
 a reminder of the inescapable bitter cold. It is known to lure travelers into
 the hut, where they soon freeze. Melt the snow hut with fire if you want to
 stand a chance against it.

Basic hints: Is like the Bud Ogre and Chimera, and even attacks somewhat 
 similarly. Attack it until it is vulnerable, then melt its body with Inferno,
 using the tail as the source, then just attack the core, which is a straw 
 doll.

Floral Finisher: Inferno/Fireburst

+---=======================---+
Dead Fish
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: The transformed spirit of a woman who threw herself into the sea,
 this demonic fish can fly by flapping its fins like wings. If you spot a fish
 carcass on the beach at night, it is recommended that you exorcise the fin as
 if with a powerful slash. Doing so knocks the fish to the ground and sends
 them packing.

Basic hints: Dead Fish are enemies that fly, so to take them down, you must
 either use mid-air strikes, Power Slash, or Rosary sub-weapons. Power Slash
 does make them fall down to the ground though. Be careful though. Once a Dead
 Fish's health is lower than half, it'll try to latch on to you. Shake it off
 with Power Slash, or you'll get blown up.

Floral Finisher: Power Slash

+---=======================---+
Crow Tengu
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: A creature comprised of the soul of a dead swordsman and a crow,
 this enemy strikes with the skill and artistry of a master samurai. They are
 often depicted as carrying fans. Cut down thrown fans and be even quicker on
 the draw than them. Swordsmanship better than their own makes them leave in
 disgrace. Tales speak of swordsmen cutting through their sword defense.

Basic hints: Basically like a Dead Fish, but with more skills, and doesn't run
 away from you. Can throw down fans and swoop down at you just like Dead Fish.
 When Power Slashed, they fall to the ground and resort to katana slashes.
 Attack them once to put them in a defensive position. Power Slash them there
 to stun them, allowing for quick hits.

Floral Finisher: Galestorm

+---=======================---+
Ubume
ŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: A bird possessed by the soul of a woman slain by a samurai's 
 blade. It has no trouble deflecting any sword attack with its umbrella. Then,
 it wastes no time using its dark essence to launch a counter. A great monk
 advises that this pattern can be taken advantage of. When the umbrella comes
 up to block, blow it back with wind. The creature will recall its life as a
 woman and cease attacking.

Basic hints: Is similar to the Crow Tengu, except it can't be knocked down with
 Power Slash. When attacked, it brings up its umbrella. Use Galestorm to blow
 it away, allowing for some free hits.

Floral Finisher: Veil of Mist

+---=======================---+
Fire Eye
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: This gigantic wheel is said to display a giant eye in its center.
 Legends say that viewing the demon causes one's eyes to boil. No one has been
 brave enough to view one, but one curious woman waited with her door ajar 
 until the rumbling sound started. Afraid, she prayed. The gods answered her
 plea with a divine wind that put out the fire. People now write "Amaterasu's
 Wind" on their doors for protection.

Basic hints: Rolls around and sometimes blows a stream of fire at you. To make
 it stop, you can use either Veil of Mist to slow it down and get rid of the
 fire, Power Slash it to get its attention and wait for an attack when its
 flames are gone, or better yet, use Galestorm. Once it's lost its flame/color,
 start attacking it!

Floral Finisher: Galestorm

+---=======================---+
Ice Mouth
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: A woman who made frigid comments was bound to a demon wheel. Now
 icy, she rolls through the city streets freezing those with open mouths. Smoke
 a pipe or use Inferno to burn this evil foe.

Basic hints: Rolls around and sometimes blows out a stream of icy-cold wind. To
 make it stop, you can use either Veil of Mist to slow it down and get rid of
 its ice shards, Power Slash it, or better yet, use Inferno. Once it's lost its
 color, start attacking. If you get frozen, use Inferno or Power Slash to break
 free easily.

Floral Finisher: Inferno/Fireburst

+---=======================---+
Thunder Ear
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: An old saying says "Good medicine often leaves a bitter taste." In
 other words, advice may seem harsh to the ears, but it is for our own good.
 The spirits of those who cannot take advice are bound to wheels. Perhaps wind
 could drown out the harsh words of this foe.

Basic hints: Rolls around in an attempt to roll over you. To make it stop,
 attack it until lightning is no longer surrounding it, or use Veil of Mist.
 Otherwise, it's just like the other wheel enemies.

Floral Finisher: Power Slash

+---=======================---+
Earth Nose
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: This demon uses intense winds to blow down people and houses 
 alike. Originally, it was a Tengu who could bend the winds to his will. Wind
 cannot counter wind. It is said that only by manipulating the flow of time
 itself can one defeat this fearsome and windy evil.

Basic hints: Rolls around extremely fast in an attempt to roll over you. No
 different from other wheel enemies except that you have to use Veil of Mist in
 order to defeat it. It's suggested to take this one out as soon as you can.

Floral Finisher: Veil of Mist

+---=======================---+
Fire Doom Mirror
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: A man possessed by extreme fury was unable to forget his rage even
 after death, resulting in his soul being absorbed into his favorite mirror.
 Anger is stirred by gazing at the mirror even with no logical pretense. This
 is the method of the fury filled mirror. Blowing on the mirror may snuff the
 flames of intense rage.

Basic hints: Rolls around in an attempt to roll over you, and shoots fire 
 beams. Basically not much different from Fire Eye. Even the same method is
 used to weaken it.

Floral Finisher: Galestorm

+---=======================---+
Ice Doom Mirror
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: A beautiful and popular actress hoped to retain her looks forever.
 This hope became obsession, and her soul was sucked into her mirror. Gazing
 into the mirror reveals a pretty woman. Those who smile at her die instantly.
 We must remind the actress of her inner warmth. It is said that she bathed her
 mirror in flame before acting.

Basic hints: Rolls around in an attempt to roll over you, and shoots ice beams.
 Basically not much different from Ice Lips. Even the same method is used to
 weaken it.

Floral Finisher: Inferno/Fireburst

+---=======================---+
Thunder Doom Mirror
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: A discarded mirror long used by an actor was struck by lightning
 and became this. Bad acting causes it to appear and rain thunder down. Aloof
 and emotionless, it will leave if the acting continues. When you see clouds,
 just blow to stop lightning from striking.

Basic hints: Rolls around in an attempt to roll over you. Basically, it's the
 same as the Thunder Ear. Use the same tactics on this as you would with 
 Thunder Ear and there should be no problem.

Floral Finisher: Power Slash

+---=======================---+
Wind Doom Mirror
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: An old man's face appears on this gusty mirror. It appears in the
 rooms of those who do not value time and causes a ruckus. Though most are
 driven by a strong grudge, some are simply depressed. Once they have you in
 their sights, it isn't easy to take them down. Pray to the heavens to slow
 time or there is no hope at all.

Basic hints: Rolls around extremely fast in an attempt to roll over you. Yeah,
 This is no different from Earth Nose.

Floral Finisher: Veil of Mist

+---=======================---+
Poltergeist
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: A group of three sickle-wielding weasels that attack in a circle,
 these demons are known to cause hallucinations among their victims. If you
 notice a sudden unexplained burning or freezing sensation, you are the victim
 of a poltergeist. Each of the three possesses fire, ice, or thunder powers, so
 each must be defeated in turn.

Basic hints: The ultimate wheel enemy. It switches between the three different
 elements and acts just like the wheel enemies of their respective types. It
 also has an attack that uses wind where the weasels split up and twist around
 the arena, creating a whirlwind. If you get caught in the wind, you get caught
 in a combo attack for major damage. Otherwise, it's the same as other wheel
 enemies.

Floral Finisher: Galestorm

+---=======================---+
Ichiro
ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Jiro and Saburo combine to become the mighty Ichiro. This shark
 patrols the ocean, attacking fishermen and causing trouble. Meeting him in the
 water spells doom, but if you have a foothold on a boat or a lily pad, you can
 lure him close and attack his belly. Doing so knocks him out and gives you a
 chance to attack.

Basic hints: Like the description says, this is the combined form of Jiro and
 Saburo that appears if Saburo successfully floods the arena. Use Water Lily to
 help you gain some ground, or even Water Tablet would be a great idea. It will
 attack with belly flops and rushes, so just attack it when it approaches. It
 is weak to electricity.

Floral Finisher: Thunderstorm/Thunderbolt (?)

+---=======================---+
Jiro
ŻŻŻŻ
Description: Jiro and Saburo are the spirits of a couple who jumped into the
 sea when their marriage was opposed by their parents. Jiro resembles a hermit
 crab with a shark head for a shell. It throws sea urchins to protect Saburo
 and uses its own hard hide for defense. Attack over and over and the shell
 should disengage.

Basic hints: Jiro is always found in a battle with Saburo. Jiro attacks with
 sea urchins and generic spin attacks, and is the turquoise-colored one. The
 sea urchins can be Power Slashed. Just keep attacking until its shell breaks
 and it will really start taking damage. Usually a fully-charged Glaive attack
 breaks the shell.

Floral Finisher: Thunderstorm/Thunderbolt

+---=======================---+
Saburo
ŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Sad Saburo digs holes to reunite with its partner, Jiro. It
 believes that by digging to let water in, the two can be reunited in the sea.
 Variations on the Saburo legend exit, especially in sea villages.

Basic hints: Saburo is always found in a battle with Jiro, and will only 
 concentrate on digging holes. Once water has filled the arena, it will be 
 harder for Ammy to fight them, having to use Water Lily to keep afloat. Of
 course, if you had the Water Tablet equipped, it would be no problem. Soon
 after the arena floods, Jiro and Saburo will merge together to form a new
 enemy, Ichiro.

Floral Finisher: Thunderstorm/Thunderbolt

+---=======================---+
Blue Cyclops
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: This curmudgeonly blue brute usually flies and smokes a pipe. If
 its pipe goes out, it becomes enraged and calls forth lightning. However,
 relighting the pipe will calm it down almost instantly.

Basic hints: This demon attacks with poison clouds and flaming lava balls. 
 Don't use wind or water brush techniques to remove the threats, as the fire on
 the pipe will burn out. If it does, it will shake with anger and transform
 into a lightning warrior. Its attacks are hard to dodge and deal kick-ass
 damage, so to avoid this, use Fireburst or Inferno with a fire source to keep 
 its pipe lit when it burns out. Normal attacks may also burn out the pipe, but
 you get to do more damage than usual.

Floral Finisher: Deluge

+---=======================---+
Great Tengu
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Formerly one who cloistered himself in the mountains for training,
 this fearsome creature is a tough foe and shouldn't be taken lightly. The
 Tengu-masked bird often hides itself and should be stopped before showing its
 true form. It trains with water and ice to grow strong.

Basic hints: This demon attacks with fire and poison, much like the Blue 
 Cyclops. This one does not smoke like the Blue Cyclops though, and gets angry
 at random times. Do NOT let it get angry, as it will unleash an attack that is
 extremely brutal. If you see it shake in anger, immediately use Deluge to wash
 away its anger before it transforms.

Floral Finisher: Blizzard

+---=======================---+
Red Ogre
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Ogres conjure images of savagery, but these are quite 
 sophisticated. Red Ogres wear iron masks as if to maintain their own dignity.
 An old saying applies to those who show pride in their appearance. It says "To
 defeat a Red Ogre, attack from the side to detach the mask and embarrass it".
 This means that one who is too vain is often at a loss when subjects other
 than themselves are breached.

Basic hints: Always found with a Blue Ogre in battle, it attacks with its 
 spiked clubs to create shockwaves, can do a ramming attack, and land from 
 above headfirst. Occasionally Red Ogres will lift their mask to breath poison
 towards you. Use Galestorm to blow it back and stun them. You basically avoid
 its attacks and always attack any side other than its front.

Floral Finisher: Thunderstorm/Thunderbolt

+---=======================---+
Blue Ogre
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Blue Ogres are more popular than their red cousins due to their
 beautiful fangs. There is a famous story which contains the line "A lightning
 strike makes one bare their fangs".

Basic hints: Always found with a Red Ogre in battle, it attacks with its 
 spiked clubs to create shockwaves, can do a ramming attack, and land from 
 above headfirst. Occasionally Red Ogres will lift their mask to breath poison
 towards you. Use Galestorm to blow it back and stun them. You basically avoid
 its attacks and always attack any side other than its front. Like with the Red
 Ogre, you can use electricity to severely weaken them.

Floral Finisher: Thunderstorm/Thunderbolt

+---=======================---+
Bull Charger
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
Description: Bull Charger is fammous for being a leading enforcer in hell. As
 such, he is very powerful and can freeze souls with his ice breath. Strong,
 but not stronger than an Ogre, anyone who has fought Ogres will be successful.
 Of course, only the best of the best can beat Ogres.

Basic hints: As if the description isn't hint enough, Bull Chargers are exactly
 like Ogres, except with white bodies, the ass of a bee, and a round mask with
 horns protruding from it. Yep, pretty much.

Floral Finisher: Inferno/Fireburst

+---=======================---+
Dogu
ŻŻŻŻ
Description: Of all the odd clay figures in this land, the Dogu is the 
 strangest. Fascinated people have speculated that they originated on the moon.
 They appear to possess life and are known as protectors. Some are controlled
 by good, and some by evil. There is a legend concerning a Dogu that went on a
 rampage, destroying village after village. A warrior was able to defeat it
 with bravery and love.

Basic hints: The Dogu moves slow, but attacks with quick slashes and uses a
 teleport maneuver. It also can summon knives that circle you, then try to stab
 through you on all sides. Just jump to avoid that last one at the right time.
 Using Veil of Mist just before their quick slash and teleport can stun them,
 allowing you some free hits.

Floral Finisher: Power Slash


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As with many games, there are bosses, which are harder enemies with stronger
health and attacks. Sometimes they require revealing a weak point in order to
be struck. Such is the versatility of bosses...like in Zelda, they are 
practically harmful interactive puzzles. Okami has a mix of that. Most of the
bosses require strategy to take down to make it easier. Sometimes mindless
attacking can work as well, but may be harder for you. Bosses will be listed in
order of encounter.

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(  BOSS |     |       )                                       \
 )~~~~~~      |      (    Encountered:                         \
(        Waka |       )       After restoring Agata Forest's    \
 )------------       (        Guardian Sapling.                  \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
| Waka floats around, making himself immune to the water. So, you |
|  can't attack him up close. So, you might have to rely on your  |
|   Rosaries for most of the battle. They can be used as a sub-   |
| weapon, though it may be easier to just use them as a main. In  |
|   order for the Rosary to completely take effect, just keep on  |
|  shaking the Wii Remote to string together locked hits. You do  |
|      not have to time the swings like with the Reflector.       |
|                                                                 |
|   He may also throw flaming spears at you. Just jump to avoid   |
|  them, or send them back with Power Slash. Overall, he's about  |
| average. At this point in the game, if you're not careful with  |
|    the fight, you could lose easily.  Once he's up close, he    |
| starts using his light sword for close combat. They're hard to  |
|   avoid, but usually after his sword attacks, he loses color    |
| briefly, just like regular enemies. He is weaker in this state, |
| so let loose with your attacks. You can earn a Demon Fang from  |
|  him if you do a perfect block with your Reflector against his  |
|                         sword slashes.                          |
|                                                                 |
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| Lore |                                                          |
|------                                                           |
|                                                                 |
| This mysterious character is sometimes depicted as a Tao master |
| and sometimes as a loyal disciple. In any depiction, he always  |
| carries his sword, Pillowtalk, and has even raised his blade at |
| Amaterasu. That battle was won by carefully knocking down Waka's|
| thrown swords.                                                  |
|                                                                 |
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(  BOSS |      |      )                                       \
 )~~~~~~       |     (    Encountered:                         \
( Spider Queen |      )       As the end boss of Tsuta Ruins.   \
 )------------       (                                           \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
| Dodge the Spider Queen's attacks. They consist of webbing you,  |
|  and stomping you. Keep avoiding her attacks until she creates  |
| an egg. Power Slash it, and she will fall, with her abdomen up  |
|  in the air. Use your Vine power and the Konohana Blossoms to   |
|    connect vines to the hooks on her abdomen. If you connect    |
| enough hooks (two should be enough) her abdomen should open up, |
|  revealing unsightly eyes grown from a stalk. Get up there and  |
| attack those eyes! I suggest using Rosaries as a main for this. |
| Move immediately when her abdomen starts shaking, as that means |
|     she's going to close it. Wouldn't want to be in there!      |
| Do the same thing over and over again until all her eyes are... |
| ...well...popped. Keep in mind, as more of her eyes are popped, |
| the more time it takes for her to get that egg to appear, so be |
|                            patient.                             |
|                                                                 |
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| Lore |                                                          |
|------                                                           |
|                                                                 |
|  Nesting in the Tsuta Ruins since ancient times, this arachnid  |
|  is restless at the thought of Orochi's impending destruction.  |
|  Protected by a hard shell, this beast knows not the sting of   |
| pain. The watchful eyes on her back make attacks from the rear  |
|   too risky. If there were a way to open the shell, the eyes    |
|  could be attacked. That is her weak spot. -compiled by Issun   |
|                                                                 |
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(  BOSS |     |       )                                       \
 )~~~~~~      |      (    Encountered:                         \
(        Waka |       )       As you make your way to Taka      \
 )------------       (        Pass's Guardian Sapling.           \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
| He's not much different from the last fight. In fact, he didn't |
|  change at all. The only difference is that the battlefield is  |
|   much more friendly, so that means you'll have more room to    |
|   dodge and fight with. Thus, if you want to, you can use the   |
|   new Snarling Beast weapon you got to deal more damage. That   |
| requires more strategy than with Rosaries however, as you'll be |
|  susceptible to his attacks. Thus, I suggest to stand back and  |
|   Power Slash his flaming spears back at him so he'll be left   |
|  vulnerable. Then, you can rush in and attack. You may use the  |
|  Rosary as a sub so that you can pick off his health little by  |
|  little while waiting for an opportunity. Remember, rapid fire  |
|   Rosaries are done by pressing Z for the first shot, then C    |
| repeatedly! If you need health, Power Slash the structure here. |
|                                                                 |
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| Lore |                                                          |
|------                                                           |
|                                                                 |
| Drawings of Waka differ greatly based on the artists and story. |
|   Sometimes young and pretty... Sometimes an old hermit... No   |
|      matter the details, the sense of mystery about him is      |
| unchanged. This mystery is what is compelling about him and his |
| many tales. Of course, people tend to accept Issun's rendition  |
|                           as accurate.                          |
|                                                                 |
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(  BOSS |     |       )                                       \
 )~~~~~~      |      (    Encountered:                         \
(         Tei |       )       After finding four of the Canine  \
 )------------       (        Warriors, go back to Fuse's house. \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|  This is your first fight against an actual animal. Basically,  |
| Tei attacks whenever the gem hanging from his scarf shines. It  |
|  can be a multitude of attacks, such as rushing towards you, a  |
| single bite, or a string of attacks. Either way, Rosaries as a  |
| main weapon will help. That way, you can constantly attack him  |
|  without much consequence. Just make sure you keep moving when  |
|    he starts an attack. He's actually not really difficult.     |
|                                                                 |
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| Lore |                                                          |
|------                                                           |
|                                                                 |
|   "Tei" stands for "brotherhood". Brotherly affection breeds    |
|   understanding. It allows us to be ourselves and accept our    |
|                              fate.                              |
|                                                                 |
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(  BOSS |     |       )                                       \
 )~~~~~~      |      (    Encountered:                         \
(          Gi |       )       In Sasa Sanctuary's bamboo        \
 )------------       (        forest.                            \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
| Gi fights similarly to Tei. This one jumps around a lot though, |
| and his attacks are more ferocious. He also may try to kick up  |
| some dirt to hurt you. Overall, there's not much difference to  |
|  warrant too much of an explanation. Just use the same weapons  |
|          as with Tei, and Gi should be a piece of cake.         |
|                                                                 |
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| Lore |                                                          |
|------                                                           |
|                                                                 |
| "Gi" stands for "duty". To remain firm in one's duties in each  |
|  and every aspect of life... Bravery and duty go hand in hand.  |
|  Bravery shows one what is right. The greatest form of bravery  |
|               is that born from a sense of duty.                |
|                                                                 |
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(  BOSS |     |       )                                       \
 )~~~~~~      |      (    Encountered:                         \
(         Jin |       )       After fishing up Ume and learning \
 )------------       (        Crescent.                          \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
| Jin fights similarly to the previous two Canine Warriors. Well, |
|  sort of. He jumps around at times, usually to get behind you,  |
|   digs up dirt that can hurt you, and even plants...poop that   |
|  explodes a few seconds later. Ew. Anyway, Rosary as the main   |
|   like always. Maybe with some Steel Fist Sake taken as well.   |
|                                                                 |
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| Lore |                                                          |
|------                                                           |
|                                                                 |
|   "Jin" stands for "justice". To show compassion to both the    |
| living and the dead... To care enough to give one's own life in |
|                           service...                            |
|                                                                 |
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(  BOSS |     |       )                                       \
 )~~~~~~      |      (    Encountered:                         \
(         Chu |       )       Talk to "Hayabusa" in Kamiki      \
 )------------       (        Village at night.                  \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|    He's not very different from Jin at all. He uses the same    |
|   tactics, such as digging dirt up that hurts you, and doing    |
| biting attacks. He does not use the poop mine attack. Just use  |
| Rosaries with Steel Fist Sake to take him down. Heck, you might |
| even be comfortable using Reflectors as your main weapon, since |
|                 you know how Chu fights already.                |
|                                                                 |
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| Lore |                                                          |
|------                                                           |
|                                                                 |
|  "Chu" stands for "loyalty". To give one's whole life for the   |
| good of one's master... To focus on the goal with all of one's  |
|                         concentration...                        |
|                                                                 |
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(  BOSS |       |     )                                       \
 )~~~~~~        |    (    Encountered:                         \
(  Crimson Helm |     )       As the end boss of the Gale       \
 )--------------     (        Shrine.                            \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|   This big dude has some nasty attacks. He can blow a path of   |
| fire at you, rush at you, and jump high and land on the ground, |
|   causing a wave of fire to erupt from him. He also has some    |
|  heavy armor on him, so attacks might be limited. Thankfully,   |
|  the Satomi Power Orbs have come to protect you. So basically,  |
|  you have eight hits before you start actually taking damage.   |
|                        Seems like plenty.                       |
|                                                                 |
| I suggest using Rosaries as either a main or sub, for distance  |
|   attacks. Basically, you have to attack him until his armor    |
| falls off, revealing a flaming skeleton. Use Galestorm to douse |
| the flames so you can head in for some real damage. Eventually  |
|  he will put his armor back on, so once that happens, get some  |
| distance. Overall, the Satomi Orbs protecting you here make the |
| battle disappointingly easy, you shouldn't have much trouble if |
|              you're quick enough to dodge attacks.              |
|                                                                 |
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| Lore |                                                          |
|------                                                           |
|                                                                 |
|  For 100 years, this leader of all evil in Taka pass has waged  |
|  war with the forces of the Gale Shrine. It boasts long swords  |
|  and armor. Beneath the shell, the true body lies hidden among  |
|  burning flames. To expose the body, the shell must be removed  |
|    or destroyed. Even unarmored, the roiling flames make it     |
| difficult to approach. A divine wind can extinguish the flames  |
|                    and expose its true form.                    |
|                                                                 |
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(  BOSS |       |     )                                       \
 )~~~~~~        |    (    Encountered:                         \
(        Orochi |     )       As the end boss of the Moon Cave. \
 )--------------     (                                           \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
| First, I'll detail Orochi's attacks. The head with the red helm |
|  deals with fire attacks. Use Galestorm to blow away the fire.  |
|  The head with the yellow helm delivers earthquake attacks by   |
|   slamming onto the ground. Hit it once to get it from being    |
|  dizzy. Basically, just avoid the quakes that follow you. The   |
|   head with the purple helm attacks with lingering poison gas   |
|  that follows you. Galestorm is recommended. The head with the  |
|  white helm attacks with beams of light. Just avoid the beams.  |
|   The head with the lightning helm delivers...well, lightning   |
| attacks. It seems to lose track of you after attacking, so hit  |
| it to get its attention. The head with the blue helm floods the |
| place and sinks its head into the water. Use the lilypads that  |
| approach and hit him once to un-flood the place. The head with  |
| the green helm attacks with a whirlwind. Just use Galestorm to  |
|   blow it away. Finally, the head with the black helm attacks   |
| with darkness, spawning poisoned Giant Buds. If you don't Bloom |
|  them away, they'll spit out dark energy that will engulf you   |
| and suck dry your Ink, making you unable to use your Celestial  |
|                        Brush for a time.                        |
|                                                                 |
| Now that attacks are covered, it's time for how to defeat him.  |
| First job on our agenda is to intoxicate all the heads. You may |
|  noticed that the head that's attacking you roars right after.  |
| Well, use Waterspout to send the Sake over to the open mouth to |
| intoxicate the head. Do this twice for three heads so they all  |
|   collapse. You are free to climb onto Orochi's body at this    |
| point and attack the bell as much as possible. It helps to use  |
|  the Life Beads as a sub and attack in mid-air. In fact, it is  |
|   highly recommended you do. After the bell is destroyed, the   |
| barrier that surrounded Orochi is gone! Now it's just a matter  |
| of intoxicating each head and attacking them when they're down! |
|  Yes, each head has its own health bar. Word of warning though, |
|   Orochi uses his other heads that you're not focusing on to    |
| attack you, so be careful when attacking. Eventually, fireballs |
|  will also rain down. Give it all you've got here, he's on the  |
|                             ropes!                              |
|                                                                 |
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
| Lore |                                                          |
|------                                                           |
|                                                                 |
| Serpent banished 100 years ago by Shiranui and Nagi. Each head  |
|    has an elemental power: earth, wind, fire, water, poison,    |
| light, and darkness. The bell on its back tolls 108 times, once |
|  for each desire of its sacrifice. Legend has it that avoiding  |
| attack and making it drink 8 Purification Sake when angered was |
| Nagi's technique. The water head is angered by attacking while  |
|   bathing. Thunder is angered by losing sight of its target.    |
|  Poison and wind attacks can be countered with wind. This was   |
|                        Nagi's strategy.                         |
|                                                                 |
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(  BOSS |       |    )                                        \
 )~~~~~~        |   (    Encountered:                          \
(        Blight |    )       In the Emperor's stomach after     \
 )--------------    (        exploring the Imperial Palace.      \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|   Blight isn't too threatening. He just has two attacks and a   |
| quick teleport move. His first attack is a quick slash. When he |
| readies his sword, just jump his attack, as it's really quick.  |
| His second attack is sending out a bunch of swords that home in |
|  on you, including Goldnail. Whenever he teleports, he shakes.  |
|  The objective is to knock Goldnail out of Blight's hands and   |
| then attack that sword. There are two ways to do this. One way, |
| is to wait until he readies his quick draw (first attack), then |
|   use Veil of Mist to slow him down. Dodge his slash and then   |
| attack him then to make him drop Goldnail. The other way, is to |
|   wait for his multi-sword homing attack, and Power Slash the   |
|   blue glowing sword, which is Goldnail. Either way, once the   |
|  sword is down, attack it ferociously. Be cautious though, as   |
|    Goldnail will send out shockwaves before it heads back to    |
|    Blight. Just repeat this process until Blight's defeated.    |
|                                                                 |
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| Lore |                                                          |
|------                                                           |
|                                                                 |
|  This is the evil blood-sucking entity Goldnail made solid. It  |
|   infested the Emperor's body like a parasite, spewing poison   |
|  mist throughout the capital. It possesses many attack skills.  |
|  Trembling before attacking, its swordplay is invisibly swift.  |
|    On foggy nights, its precise movement may become visible.    |
|                                                                 |
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(  BOSS |       |    )                                        \
 )~~~~~~        |   (    Encountered:                          \
(       Foxfire |    )       Inside the Water Dragon after      \
 )--------------    (        getting the Dragon Orb.             \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
| You get to fight numerous Tube Foxes. Basically, they attack by |
|   shooting beads at you, doing strings of bite attacks, and a   |
|  special attack that drains ink from you. If you find your ink  |
| being drained, find where the ink is moving to and attack that  |
| fox to stop the draining. Overall, you have to face three Tube  |
|   Foxes at a time, so be watchful. Each Tube Fox has a Floral   |
|  Finisher of Power Slash, so that you can get some Demon Fangs  |
|                   during this battle as well.                   |
|                                                                 |
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| Lore |                                                          |
|------                                                           |
|                                                                 |
| Also known as Izuna, it is often under the control of sorcery.  |
|   Competent sorcerors can use it as a source of great wealth.   |
|  It is frequently the cause of famine and disease. To control   |
|     this powerful beast, one needs supreme power and skill.     |
|                                                                 |
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(  BOSS |       |    )                                        \
 )~~~~~~        |   (    Encountered:                          \
(      Evil Rao |    )       In Himiko's Palace after giving    \
 )--------------    (        Otohime the Dragon Orb.             \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|    She basically attacks using her multi-pronged sword, and     |
| summons five spears that fly at you. Dodge well and attack when |
|   she's open! Just be careful with her, her attacks hurt like   |
| crazy! I recommend using Rosaries as both a main and sub so you |
| can attack safely. Use Steel Soul and Steel Fist Sakes to help  |
|    you on your battle as well. Overall, she doesn't have many   |
| attacks, but since they're difficult to dodge, it can be quite  |
|                      the battle. Don't die!                     |
|                                                                 |
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| Lore |                                                          |
|------                                                           |
|                                                                 |
|    The Amaterasu legend includes a meeting with a bewitching    |
| beauty. She is known as Rao, a priestess whose deeds are known  |
|  far and wide. Her beauty and knowledge sparked desire in all   |
| who gaze upon her. One day, following her lecture, a man with a |
|  fox's face came calling. He vanished in a plume of smoke and   |
| reappeared as a 9-edged sword. He corrupted and took over Rao's |
|                     body, fooling everyone.                     |
|                                                                 |
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(  BOSS |       |    )                                        \
 )~~~~~~        |   (    Encountered:                          \
(     Ninetails |    )       As the end boss of Oni Island.     \
 )--------------    (                                            \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|   This battle arena seems to mock the times you get new brush   |
|  powers, as the arena looks almost like the brush god ethereal  |
|   plane. He attacks using dash attacks and attacking with his   |
| 9-pronged sword. You can try to use brush techniques to counter |
| his attacks, but if you wait too long in the canvas, Ninetails  |
|   himself will use the canvas to use its own brush techniques   |
| against you. If he starts drawing, exit the canvas immediately. |
|  What you need to look out for is when Ninetails pulls out his  |
|  sword and raises it into the air. Find a lightning strike and  |
|    use Thunderstorm on the sword to split him up into smaller   |
|  fragments made up of Evil Raos. Just take them down. Each one  |
| you defeat brings down Ninetails' health, and also removes one  |
|                          of his tails.                          |
|                                                                 |
| The more tails you remove from him, the swifter he is with his  |
|    brush techniques, and the more he uses new attacks, like     |
| spewing weird substances from his tails, and digging them into  |
| the ground, making them pop up where you are. Just run and jump |
|  to avoid that one. Keep shocking him when he brings his sword  |
| up and take down the Evil Raos until Ninetails is left with one |
| tail, rendering him much less powerful, but still a force to be |
|                         reckoned with.                          |
|                                                                 |
|  His attacks are more swift now, but he cannot use brush techs! |
|  Now, all you have to do is dodge his attacks until he tires,   |
|  rendering himself vulnerable to your attacks. He still raises  |
| his sword, but shocking him this time does major damage, so you |
| can still keep doing that to him. It's just a matter of wearing |
|           him down at this point and you got him beat!          |
|                                                                 |
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| Lore |                                                          |
|------                                                           |
|                                                                 |
|  True form of the evil that dwells on Oni Island and seeks to   |
|    destroy the Ryoshima Coast. 9 souls inhabit 9 tails, each    |
|  acting independently. According to legend, Ninetails can only  |
| be defended against with the Celestial Brush. Burning the tails |
| will temporarily weakn it, and a lightning strike to the sword  |
| causes the souls to split apart. Strike the final blow when the |
|                  true form of the fox emerges.                  |
|                                                                 |
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(  BOSS |       |    )                                        \
 )~~~~~~        |   (    Encountered:                          \
(           Oki |    )       Soon after entering Kamui.         \
 )--------------    (                                            \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|  This guy basically fights just like Evil Rao. Well, a bit. He  |
|  constantly summons daggers that speed towards your direction.  |
| Power Slash them back to knock him out, leaving him vulnerable. |
|  Don't get too close to him, or you'll get slashed. Overall, he |
| is a bit simple...at least at first. After his first health bar |
|  is depleted, he transforms into a dog beast, starting the 2nd  |
|    phase of the battle. He attacks similarly to Tei, but can    |
|  freeze you with his attacks. He may also create two images of  |
|   himself to gang up on you. Those can be destroyed with one    |
| attack, dropping a Spirit Globe M to heal with. Just do hit and |
|              run attacks until the battle is over.              |
|                                                                 |
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| Lore |                                                          |
|------                                                           |
|                                                                 |
|    Oki, the northern Oina tribe's famous swordsman, plays an    |
|    important role in Amaterasu's tale, yet he is shrouded in    |
| mystery. He has been depicted both as a man with a wolf and as  |
|                         a wolf himself.                         |
|                                                                 |
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(  BOSS |       |    )                                        \
 )~~~~~~        |   (    Encountered:                          \
(          Nagi |    )       In Kamiki Village in the past      \
 )--------------    (        after passing the Spirit Gate.      \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
| You battled Evil Rao and Oki before, so Nagi actually shouldn't |
|  be different. Power Slash his daggers back at him, avoid his   |
| slashes, and attack him whenever you have the chance. He should |
| not be difficult. Don't worry about him, we're only gonna knock |
|                      him out, not kill him.                     |
|                                                                 |
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| Lore |                                                          |
|------                                                           |
|                                                                 |
|  Legendary hero who, with Shiranui, defeated Orochi 100 years   |
|  ago. His style was to act cowardly to fool his opponent, then  |
|   strike. He epitomizes the saying "A smart falcon hides his    |
|                        claws from view".                        |
|                                                                 |
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(  BOSS |       |    )                                        \
 )~~~~~~        |   (    Encountered:                          \
(   True Orochi |    )       In the Moon Cave in the past       \
 )--------------    (        after passing the Spirit Gate.      \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|   True Orochi is basically Orochi at his peak strength. That    |
|   said, this fight is exactly like your first fight with him:   |
| dodge the heads' elemental attacks, use Waterspout to transfer  |
|   the sake to one of the mouths when the head roars twice to    |
| intoxicate the head, repeat for two more heads then head up to  |
|   Orochi's body and attack the bell. If it's not destroyed in   |
|  time, repeat the process until the bell is gone. Then, simply  |
| dodge attacks, intoxicate a head, and deplete the head's to 0,  |
|  moving on to the next head. Obviously though, True Orochi has  |
| more health and attack power to accomodate how you're stronger  |
|    now than with your first fight with Orochi in this game.     |
|                                                                 |
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| Lore |                                                          |
|------                                                           |
|                                                                 |
|    No other monster inspires the awe that this giant serpent    |
|  demands. It has 8 heads, 8 tails, terrifying red eyes burning  |
|  with rage and an underbelly scraped bloody and raw. All on a   |
|    body large enough to grow trees on. This is the legendary    |
| Orochi, said to be fond of drink. Behold, O (mountain) RO (of)  |
|                   CHI (dark spirits)! OROCHI!                   |
|                                                                 |
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(  BOSS |       |    )                                        \
 )~~~~~~        |   (    Encountered:                          \
(        Nechku |    )       Alone in the Wawku Shrine, fought  \
 )--------------    (        alongside Shiranui.                 \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
| Nechku attacks with rapid projectiles, and ice shards. Both are |
|  fairly easy to avoid. This would be an un-exciting fight, but  |
|     since we're teamed with Shiranui, things are a lot more     |
|  interesting. At first, since Nechku appears to focus on you,   |
|  use Power Slashes to deflect the projectiles until Nechku is   |
|  stunned. At this point, Shiranui will charge up an attack and  |
| launch herself at Nechku, knocking him down. Hurry over to him  |
| and start attacking the owl like crazy. At this point, Shiranui |
| can actually use her own brush techniques if you bring up your  |
|  canvas, which can be Galestorm, Power Slash, or Cherry Bomb,   |
|  all powered up. Make sure to take advantage of these, you can  |
|  really hurt Nechku with her powers. Pretty much, after Nechku  |
|  is stunned once, and some of its health is depleted, you can   |
|   murder him with Shiranui's brush techniques. One cool thing   |
|   that happened to me is that, when Nechku's health was below   |
| half, Shiranui charged up an insane attack and basically ended  |
| the fight right there. Note that if you get caught in the owl's |
|  talons, try to break free. If you don't, Shiranui may rescue   |
| you, but you'll still take damage. Overall, a very easy battle, |
|          since Shiranui's help is a bit overkill here.          |
|                                                                 |
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(  BOSS |         |    )                                      \
 )~~~~~~          |   (    Encountered:                        \
( Lechku & Nechku |    )       As the end boss of Wawku Shrine. \
 )----------------    (                                          \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|  Nechku, the silver owl, does his same attacks from last time.  |
|   Except this time, both Nechku and Lechku may summon various   |
|   objects, like an egg similar to the Spider Queen's, a Giant   |
|   Bud, a bomb, or a multi-pronged sword. Counter these before   |
| they use the items against you. Power Slash the egg, Bloom the  |
| Giant Bud, detonate the bomb with Inferno, shock the sword with |
| Thunderstorm. If you shocked Lechku's sword, he may be stunned, |
| likewise with Nechku's items getting countered. When either owl |
| is stunned, Oki will rush to you and create a bow of ice around |
|  him. He will tell you to grab ahold of him by holding C, pull  |
|  back, then release. Be quick, the other owl may interfere. If  |
|   done correctly, Oki will launch toward the stunned owl and    |
| start attacking it. Rush over and attack the owl to ground it.  |
| Now just give it all you got on that downed owl along with Oki, |
|    while watching the other owl in case it tries something.     |
|                                                                 |
| Eventually, once it gets desperate for the owls, Nechku may try |
| to speed up time while Lechku furiously does dive bomb attacks. |
| counter that with Veil of Mist. Lechku may try to stop time as  |
| well, beware of that. Notice that you can also use Blizzard or  |
| Icestorm to freeze one of the owls and send it plummeting. Once |
| you got one owl down, just repeat the process for the other owl |
|                 and the battle will be finished!                |
|                                                                 |
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| Lore |                                                          |
|------                                                           |
|                                                                 |
|Lechku:                                                          |
|   The meaning of Lechku's name has long been lost by the Oina   |
|  tribe. He is said to be one half of a duo banished by the sun  |
| long ago. Songs and folklore tell of him, but no documentation  |
|  exists. The Oina regard such tales as unclean and have banned  |
|                              them.                              |
|                                                                 |
|Nechku:                                                          |
| His existence is said to be linked closely with that of Lechku. |
| Their names have roots in the ancient word "Lechkunechku". Some |
|   interpretations of this are "One counts time", "One offers    |
|    death", "Gears of the moon", and "The key that holds the     |
|                           beginning".                           |
|                                                                 |
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(  BOSS |       |    )                                        \
 )~~~~~~        |   (    Encountered:                          \
(          Yami |    )       As the end boss of the game.       \
 )--------------    (                                            \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|  At this point, all Yami tries to do is to break apart most of  |
| the arena so you won't have much room to dodge. Even though we  |
|     are powerless at the moment, you'll have to attack Yami,    |
|   despite not doing a scratch on it. Eventually, after enough   |
|   attacks, your Rejuvenation power will return to you. Use it   |
| immediately to restore the arena back to normal. Yami will use  |
| the same tactics, except this time fire homing rockets at you.  |
|  Just keep attacking when you get the opportunity. Eventually,  |
|    you will gain back your Power Slash ability. Now you can     |
|    deflect the rockets back! Keep attacking, draining Yami's    |
|     health, until you gain back your collective Greensprout     |
|  ability. With this, when Yami loses color while stunned, you   |
| can use Bloom to reveal Yami's core so you can do more damage.  |
|    Utilize that! Eventually, Yami will get to its next form.    |
|                                                                 |
|  This new form of Yami's basically utilizes fire. Avoid it as   |
|  best as you can when it's on fire, and attack when Yami isn't  |
|   on fire. Dodge the flaming disc attacks with simple jumps.    |
|   After attacking enough, you'll get the Cherry Bomb ability    |
|  back. When Yami is stunned, use Cherry Bomb. This will split   |
|  apart the body, revealing the core. Go do some extra damage!   |
| You'll gain the Waterspout ability back after enough damage has |
| been afflicted on Yami. Now, you can use water on Yami when it  |
| is on fire to stun it immediately, leading up to a Cherry Bomb  |
| so you can damage Yami some more! After enough damage is taken, |
|   you will gain the Crescent ability. If you use it, it will    |
| summon Nagi briefly and help with dealing damage. Yami may use  |
| a new attack where the body splits up, and the lower disc spits |
| fire. You can climb up on Yami and attack the core. Another of  |
|  Yami's attacks is getting right up in your face and trying to  |
| attack. Use Crescent and Nagi will slice apart Yami, revealing  |
|   the core. Just attack Yami until you get to its next form.    |
|                                                                 |
| This next form is basically a roulette. You have to Power Slash |
|   the roulette wheels to get them to stop on certain icons. A   |
| cyclops face summons bombs. Power Slash them back for damage. A |
|    snowflake summons an ice shard and throws it at you. Blue    |
|   sphere on all three gives you a new ability. Fire summons...  |
|  well...fire. Orange globe gives you lots of Spirit Globes to   |
|   heal. Black bottles give you lots of Ink Bottles to restore   |
| your ink. Lightning summons either lightning balls that have a  |
|   huge range when they land, or a lightning cloud that always   |
|  stalks you. A single blue sphere reveals the core. Just Power  |
|  Slash it. Finally, bomb simply...summons bombs. Once Yami has  |
|   taken enough damage, you'll pretty much be guaranteed a new   |
|  ability. Galestorm is first, so with that, you can blow away   |
| lightning clouds and fire. Inferno is next, so you can get rid  |
|  of ice. Veil of Mist is last, and you can use this to easily   |
|   get the wheels to stop where you want them. It's especially   |
|   effective if you use Veil of Mist, then bring up the canvas.  |
| The wheels will be extremely slow for as long as the canvas is  |
|  up. Himiko also appears when Veil of Mist is used, and gives   |
|    you Spirit Globes to heal with. Now it's just a matter of    |
|  getting favorable results on the roulette, making Yami change  |
|                        into another form.                       |
|                                                                 |
| This form has Yami grow legs and whip-like arms. Attacks are... |
| sending homing rockets at you (Power Slash them), whipping you  |
| when up close, hovering above the ground and sending shocks in  |
|  its wake, and making its arms multi-pronged like swords for a  |
| couple seconds, then sending a big shockwave to you. Just Power |
|   Slash its core whenever it is exposed until Yami falls over.  |
| Rush over there and attack. Eventually, after enough damage is  |
| done, you'll gain back Catwalk. You can use this power to climb |
|   the small towers on the outsides of this arena and open the   |
| chests for various goodies. Repeat the process and do some more |
| damage, and you will gain back Thunderstorm. Now you can shock  |
|  Yami whenever its arms are multi-pronged, making it fall over  |
| and reveal the core again. Attack! Eventually, you'll gain your |
|  last power: Blizzard. Now just keep using the same strategies  |
|                  until Yami is finally bested.                  |
|                                                                 |
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| Lore |                                                          |
|------                                                           |
|                                                                 |
|First form:                                                      |
|  This horrifying entity has also been called "Empty Death". It  |
|  seeks complete destruction. For eons, it has been locked in a  |
|     struggle with the sun god. This fight has been described    |
|   thusly: "Yami's destruction was countered by the sun god's    |
|                          Rejuvenation.                          |
|                                                                 |
|Second form:                                                     |
|   Round, cold, and desolate as the moon, Yami has never been    |
| depicted as a human or animal in any drawing. It is simply too  |
| inorganic in appearance to warrant such portrayals. "Yami took  |
|   on a ring form when attacked, rendering blows useless. The    |
|   beast was bathed in moonlight, the light acting as a blade.   |
|                                                                 |
|Third form:                                                      |
|     In most legends, gods are portrayed as good or evil; as     |
| representations of specific animals. This is not in the case of |
|    the dreaded Yami. "Yami belched fire and ice, but the god    |
|   deflected the onslaught. The beast attacked violently, with   |
|  speed and unpredictability. Only by slowing the flow of time   |
|                could the sun god defend itself."                |
|                                                                 |
|Fourth form:                                                     |
| Its inorganic nature resembles machinery, leading one gadgetry  |
|     expert to speculate that it is likely the source of all     |
| machines. "When the sun god attacked with thunder, the machine  |
|  coughed forth a seed. When the beast drew it back in, the god  |
| knew it must be the core. The beast tried to seal away its core |
|                        with an icy blast.                       |
|                                                                 |
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(  BOSS |       |    )                                        \
 )~~~~~~        |   (    Encountered:                          \
(     True Yami |    )       As the end boss of the game.       \
 )--------------    (                                            \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|  This place is dark at the moment, and without light, Yami is   |
| invincible. Use Sunrise to light the area, weaking Yami. There  |
|   are all sorts of attacks to avoid, such as homing missiles,   |
| whirlwinds, lightning balls, giant light beams, meteor storms,  |
|   close-range swipes, and punches. When you use Sunrise, Yami   |
|    will be stunned, its core exposed. Attack it! Just dodge     |
| attacks and attack the core whenever you can. Eventually, Yami  |
|  may darken the place again. Just wait until you have ink back  |
| and use Sunrise to repeat the process. Eventually, Yami will be |
|                          finally dead.                          |
|                                                                 |
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| Lore |                                                          |
|------                                                           |
|                                                                 |
|  In all these tales, there is no record of a decisive victor.   |
|   Has no one emerged victorious? Or was the event simply not    |
|  recorded? "As the darkness tries to cover all, forget not the  |
|  warmth of purifying light. Prayer is power. Power is prayer."  |
|                                                                 |
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(  BOSS |        |    )                      *OPTIONAL*       \
 )~~~~~~         |   (    Encountered:                         \
(  Bandit Spider |    )       Under hard dig spots in Ryoshima, \
 )--------------     (        North Ryoshima, and Kamui.         \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|   This is basically the same as the Spider Queen, except with   |
|  quicker attacks, more health, and a different way to stun it.  |
| Instead of spawning an egg, it spawns a bomb. Detonate the bomb |
|    with Inferno to stun it, then connect three hooks on its     |
|  abdomen using Vine with the Konohana Blossoms to open it up.   |
|     After that, climb up to its weak spots and attack them.     |
|                                                                 |
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| Lore |                                                          |
|------                                                           |
|                                                                 |
|   They say "That which we do not possess is of little value."   |
|  This difficult to find beast deceives humans and robs them of  |
|  their possessions, then steals away to hide deep underground.  |
|   If you happen to spot one, prepare your finest treasure as    |
|                              bait.                              |
|                                                                 |
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(  BOSS |       |    )                      *OPTIONAL*        \
 )~~~~~~        |   (    Encountered:                          \
(        Kusa 5 |    )       In the Gale Shrine after clearing  \
 )--------------    (        Oni Island.                         \
|ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\                                         \
|                        ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ|
|  There's not much really to explain about the Kusa 5. They're   |
| basically the Canine Warriors you fought earlier in the story,  |
|  but you're fighting four of them at a time...at least for the  |
|  first match. I suggest using Reflectors for combat, as those   |
|  seem to make you the most nimble to be able to dodge attacks   |
| mid-combo. All I suggest is using Steel Soul Sakes, maybe a few |
|  Steel Fist Sakes, and Holy Bones. If you find yourself having  |
| trouble, use Vengeance Slips and liberal use of Exorcism Slips. |
|   The last dog gets crazy with his attacks when his health is   |
|  down to half, so be careful. Spam Exorcism Slips to cool him   |
|                      down if you need to.                       |
|                                                                 |
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| Lore |                                                          |
|------                                                           |
|                                                                 |
| First match: Chi, Ko, Rei, and Shin.                            |
| Second match: Chu, Jin, Gi                                      |
| Third match: Tei                                                |
|                                                                 |
|Chi:                                                             |
| "Chi" stands for "knowledge". Knowledge is useless without deep |
|    reflection. This reflection is essential in the pursuit of   |
|                          understanding.                         |
|                                                                 |
|Ko:                                                              |
| "Ko" stands for "wisdom". True wisdom is that passed from one's |
| parents and grandparents. Rely on those who came before to show |
|                    you the way in all things.                   |
|                                                                 |
|Rei:                                                             |
|  "Rei" stands for "honor". Honor calls for careful moderation   |
|    when dealing with others. If we lose this sense, we rush     |
|                       headlong into chaos.                      |
|                                                                 |
|Shin:                                                            |
|  "Shin" stands for "faith". Faith flows from an open heart and  |
| is exchanged between friends. It is the root of our convictions |
|                   and guides us to our goals.                   |
|                                                                 |
|Chu:                                                             |
|  "Chu" stands for "loyalty". To give one's whole life for the   |
| good of one's master... To focus on the goal with all of one's  |
|                         concentration...                        |
|                                                                 |
|Jin:                                                             |
|   "Jin" stands for "justice". To show compassion to both the    |
| living and the dead... To care enough to give one's own life in |
|                           service...                            |
|                                                                 |
|Gi:                                                              |
| "Gi" stands for "duty". To remain firm in one's duties in each  |
|  and every aspect of life... Bravery and duty go hand in hand.  |
|  Bravery shows one what is right. The greatest form of bravery  |
|               is that born from a sense of duty.                |
|                                                                 |
|Tei:                                                             |
|   "Tei" stands for "brotherhood". Brotherly affection breeds    |
|   understanding. It allows us to be ourselves and accept our    |
|                              fate.                              |
|                                                                 |
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