OKAMI
                           SPOILER-FREE WALKTHROUGH
                             by Forrest McDonald
                                A.K.A. Seppel
                       seppelker [at] gmail (dot) com
                          (c) 2007 Forrest McDonald
                              
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Contents

[1] Introduction
[2] Version History
[3] Walkthrough
 [3.a] Eastern Nippon
 [3.b] Western Nippon
 [3.c] Northern Nippon
[4] Legal

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[1] INTRODUCTION

I decided to create a spoiler-free walkthrough mainly for players trying to
attempt a speedrun of the game, but it can also be used in the unlikely event
that a player cannot figure out where to go next.  Personally, when reading
FAQs, I have a knack for accidentally reading spoilers.  My eyes read whatever
they can see.  Inevitably I'll have the final boss or a secret item spoiled for
me long before I finish the game.

The phrase "use [ability] when necessary" means that in order to complete the
minigame or puzzle you're up to, you need to use that ability.  Most often
these are straightforward, but sometimes they require a little thought.  You'll
know what to use, but I won't spoil how to use it.

This is why I like spoiler-free walkthroughs.  They're short and to the point.

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[2] Version History

Ver1.00 -- 04/13/07: First published.  Walkthrough completed.  Please report
                     any errors.

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[3] Walkthrough

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 [3.a] Eastern Nippon
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River of Heaven
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-Follow the path and go up the ridge on the right.
-Complete the constellation.
-Rejuvenate the river, cross it, and enter the door.

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Cave of Nagi
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-Follow the path.
-Rejuvenate the sword on the statue and complete the constellation.
-Slash the wooden gate.
-Return to Kamiki Village.

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Kamiki Village
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-Talk to three people, then go to the wooden deck and follow the instructions.
-Complete the turnip-digging minigame and give the turnip to Mushi.
-Talk to the merchant on the other end of town.
-Enter Susano's house, break the pot, go downstairs, and headbutt Susano.
-Talk to Susano repeatedly and take him to the boulder.
-Rejuvenate the water mill and talk to Kushi.
-Talk to Susano and use Slash when necessary.
-Follow the newly made path through Shinshu Field to Hana Valley.

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Hana Valley
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-Follow the path.
-Draw a circle on the mural.
-Follow the path to the bear and use Slash when necessary.
-Complete the constellation.
-Roll the ball to the altar and use Sunrise on the sky and Bloom on the tree.
-Return to Shinshu Field.

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Shinshu Field
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-Bloom the tree.
-When night comes, go to Tama's house, draw the symbol, and complete the
 constellation.
-Return to Kamiki Village.

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Kamiki Village
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-Bloom all the trees.
-Talk to Mr. Orange, use Bloom when necessary, and complete the constellation.
-Return to Shinshu Field and follow the path to Agata Forest, using Lily Pad
 and Cherry Bomb when necessary.

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Agata Forest
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-Bloom the tree in the small cave on the edge of the cursed zone.
-Defeat the boss
-Talk to Kokari, headbutt him, then fish for a key.
-Take the key to Tsuta Ruins and enter.

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Tsuta Ruins
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-Follow the path to the right and enter the next room.
-Lily Pad your way across the uncursed lake and wall jump to follow the path.
-Defeat the enemy, then push the rock onto the switch and enter the next room.
-Use Sunrise to climb the mushrooms and follow the path.
-Cherry Bomb the wall and follow the path.
-Defeat the Blockhead.
-Take the key and climb the vines.
-Follow the path, use the key, and enter the next room.
-Rejuvenate the bridge and enter the next room.
-Use Sunrise to climb the mushrooms and follow the path.
-Destroy the jars at the end of the path.
-Follow the waterfall back to the entrance and enter the new path to the north.
-Rejuvenate the cursed soil and complete the constellation.
-Vine your way up the flowers and go outside.
-Vine the buds to the hooks.
-Enter the new hole, follow the path, and defeat the boss.

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Agata Forest
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-Follow the path to the river, then use Vine when necessary.
-Follow the newly made path to Taka Pass

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Taka Pass
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-Enter the cave to the north and defeat the boss.
-Follow the path and Bloom the tree.
-Go to Kusa Village.

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Kusa Village
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-Talk to Princess Fuse.
-Find four Canine Warriors using the canine tracker.
-Return to Princess Fuse's house and fight the boss.
-Return to Taka Pass and go through the northern gate to enter Sasa Sanctuary.

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Sasa Sanctuary
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-Talk to the sparrows, then return to Taka Pass.

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Taka Pass
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-Go to the Cutters' house at night and Cherry Bomb a ledge on top of the house.
-Take Mrs. Cutter to the moonlight and defeat the boss.
-Return to Sasa Sanctuary

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Sasa Sanctuary
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-Enter the sanctuary and take the exit to the right.
-Talk to the sparrow holding torches and complete the digging game.
-Complete the constellation and follow the examples.
-Use Waterspout on the large Bamboo shoot.
-Follow the newly made path and talk to the crying sparrow.
-Follow the path, Slash only the glowing bamboo, and fight the boss.
-Return to Agata Forest

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Agata Forest
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-Go up the northern cliff and talk to Kushi, using Waterspout and Slash when
 necessary.
-Talk to Kokari and fish for the Whopper.
-Complete the constellation and fight the boss.
-Return to Kamiki Village

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Kamiki Village
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-Talk to Hayabusa (the dog) and fight the boss.
-Return to Kusa Village

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Kusa Village
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-Enter Princess Fuse's house and talk to her.
-Exit and go to the Gale Shrine

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Gale Shrine
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-Follow the path until you reach a pond of water.
-Take the east path and defeat the Demon Gate.
-Take the key to the lock and follow the path to the elevator.
-Use Cherry Bomb and defeat the enemy on the second floor.
-Take the key to the third floor, then follow the path to the top.
-Draw in the opposite direction that the lines are moving.
-Complete the constellation.
-Return to the windmill room and use Galestorm to continue to the north.
-Go to the rafters using Vine, then cross the scrolls using Galestorm.
-Enter the next room and use Galestorm to continue.
-Follow the path to the end and defeat the boss.
-Use Slash when necessary.
-Return to Kamiki Village.

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Kamiki Village
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-Approach Susano's house, watch the cutscene, then go to Shinshu Field

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Shinshu Field
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-Talk to Kushi and go to the Moon Cave.

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Moon Cave
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-Follow the path and watch the cutscene.
-Follow the path and jump down.
-Go south to get the Thunder Brew.
-Go further south to defeat a Demon Gate, then take the item.
-Return to where you fell and enter the door to the main room, guarded by imps.
-Go to the right and enter the kitchen.
-Use Vine to open the pot.
-Take the key to the locked door, then follow the path, using Vine when
 necessary.
-Defeat the Demon Gate at the end of the path and take the item.
-Use Vine to return to the entrance of this room and use Waterspout to follow
 another path.
-Take the first door on the left and walk over the bridge twice.
-Defeat the Demon Gate and use Waterspout on the bamboo shoot.
-Go through the newly made hole.
-Slash the eye to open a hole, then use Waterspout to return to the main room.
-Slash the imp with the crane until you reach the bottom, then follow the path.
-Slash all four eyes at once, then enter the next room.
-Defeat the enemy and complete the constellation.
-Use Inferno to follow the path to talk to another imp with a crane.
-Defeat the Demon Gate at the top and take the item.
-Return to the main room and use the new flower to return to the bridge.
-Rejuvenate the bridge and melt the ice.
-Defeat the Demon Gate in the next room and take the item.
-Melt the ice and take the key.
-Go to the locked door and enter.
-Headbutt the boulder onto the switch at the other end of the room, using
 Galestorm when necessary.
-Follow the path and use Vine to reach a higher spot.
-Use Galestorm to reach the cannon.
-Use Inferno on the torch to the cannon at the right time to open a new path.
-Enter the new room and use Galestorm and Inferno on the fireball to melt the
 ice.
-Defeat the Demon Gate in the next room and take the item.
-Return to the kitchen and drop off your items.
-Go to the main room and headbutt the bell eight times.
-Talk to the imp with the crane and go to the top.
-Follow the path to the end and defeat the boss.
-Use Crescent and Slash when necessary.


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 [3.b] Western Nippon
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Kamiki Village
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-Go to the City Checkpoint on the west end of Taka Pass.

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City Checkpoint
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-Talk to Yoichi and use Inferno when necessary.
-Follow the new path to Ryoshima Coast

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Ryoshima Coast
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-Follow the uncursed path to a series of ponds, then use Waterspout when
 necessary.
-Bloom the tree.
-Enter the dojo on an island and learn Holy Eagle.
-Go to the other end of the coast and enter Sei'an City.

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Sei'an City (Commoner's Quarter)
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-Buy the Blinding Snow and a bag of fish (if you don't have one) from the item
 shop.
-Talk to Naguri and complete the digging game.
-Go north to enter Sei'an City (Aristocratic Quarter)

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Sei'an City (Aristocratic Quarter)
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-Talk to Benkei and complete the fishing game.
-Go north to talk to Waka.
-Go north into Rao's place and talk to Rao repeatedly.
-Go north out of Rao's place, then East to the Emperor's area
-Take the Prayer Slips in the far right-hand corner to Rao.
-Talk to Rao a few more times, then go to Ryoshima Coast.

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Ryoshima Coast
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-Double-jump onto the platform on a cliff near the save point.
-Use Crescent to enter the Sunken Ship.

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Sunken Ship
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-Talk to Rao and use prayer slips when necessary.
-Enter the next room.
-Jump down and head to the left and avoid getting hit by bamboo shoots.
-Follow the path and defeat the boss.
-Follow the path and use Sunrise at the dead end.
-Return to the entrance and defeat the boss on the way there.
-Use the barrel in the water to jump to the other side of the room.
-Follow the path to the right of the locked door in the water.
-Use the hand that rises out of the water to jump onto the bridge.
-Go in the direction of the hanging barrel and Slash it down.
-Jump on it and walk in the opposite direction to roll it into the water and
 onto the hooks.
-Return to the bridge and follow the path to the other direction and jump down
 when the path ends.
-Use Crescent where you used Sunrise.
-Follow the path back to the cannon.
-Jump on the cannon, let it aim downward, and use Cherry Bomb on it.
-Grab the key and unlock the door.
-Follow the new path to the end and open the center chest to get the key item.
-Leave the room.
-Swim to the shore and return to Sei'an City (Aristocratic Quarter).

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Sei'an City (Aristocratic Quarter)
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-Follow the mallet to the misty hole and enter the hole.
-Follow the instructions, then follow the only path you can until you get to
 an area with brooms.
-Jump on a foot to reach a ledge that has a Key, then take it to the door.
-Use Cherry Bomb on the crack in the ground and enter it.
-Fall all the way to the bottom and use Cherry Bomb on the crack and enter it.
-Slash the flask, enter it, use Galestorm, and complete the constellation.
-Return to the broom area, using Mist when necessary, then use Mist to pass
 by the brooms.
-Use Waterspout to continue past the next area into the Emperor's bedroom.
-Jump on the spiders to make your way to the rafters.
-Follow the left-hand path to the misty source, and use Mist when necessary to
 slow things down.
-Jump into the Emperor, follow the path, and defeat the boss.
-Follow the far path to Kaguya's cell.
-(For Speedrunners: Purchase the Fog Pot and use a combination of Mermaid
  Springs and Save Points to get to places faster.)
-Leave the palace and talk to Kaguya until she leaves.
-Return to Sasa Sanctuary.

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Sasa Sanctuary
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-Go to the back area where you slashed the glowing bamboo.
-Talk to Kaguya and Mr. Bamboo until you receive the Fire Tablet.
-Return to Sei'an City (Aristocratic Quarter)

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Sei'an City (Aristocratic Quarter)
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-Go to the northern entrance of the palace, using Mist to get past the guards.
-climb the stairs, take the northern entrance, and take the elevator up.
-Equip the Fire Tablet to follow the path to Himiko.
-Talk to Himiko until you receive the Border Key.
-Return to Ryoshima Coast.

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Ryoshima Coast
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-Go to the gate.  Talk to the guards to enter N. Ryoshima Coast.

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N. Ryoshima Coast
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-Approach Urashima.
-Use Sunrise at the pier.
-Use Orca to make your way to Catcall tower.

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Catcall Tower
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-Use the X button to scale the tower.
-Feed the cat at the lookout tower at the very top.
-Complete the constellation and return to N. Ryoshima Coast.

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N. Ryoshima Coast
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-Use Catwalk on the western area of the mainland to scale the cliff.
-Use Crescent if it isn't night, talk to the watcher, and draw a dot for him.
-Go north to the cliff and use Galestorm when necessary.
-USe Orca to enter the Dragon Palace.

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Dragon Palace
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-Enter and use the elevator to talk to Otohime.
-Go back down and enter the western door and jump into the Water Dragon.

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Inside the Water Dragon
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-Follow the path and take the key.
-Climb up the ledges, use the key, and follow the path to the red fluid room.
-Use Waterspout on the ulcer and return to the Dragon Orb.
-Use Waterspout on the Dragon Orb and defeat the boss.
-Return to the Dragon Palace.

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Dragon Palace
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-Talk to Otohime, then return to Ryoshima Coast.  You cannot warp there.

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Ryoshima Coast
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-Enter Ankoku and follow Rao's spirit.

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Sei'an City (Aristocratic Quarter)
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-Return to Himiko's throne room and defeat the boss.
-Return to N. Ryoshima Coast

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N. Ryoshima Coast
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-Return to the cliff with the watcher before time runs out.
-Follow the newly made path to Oni Island.

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Oni Island
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-Equip the Fire Tablet, approach the magma and use waterspout to continue.
-Take either path, and use waterspout to reach the castle's entrance.
-Take the west path after entering the castle, then go north to get a key.
-Take the key to to lock on the eastern end, and follow the path to Tobi.
-Beat Tobi at 6 races.
-Make your way past the laser statues, then approach Tobi.
-Use Cherry Bomb to beat Tobi at the 7th race.
-Grab the key above then use it on the locked door where you started the race.
-Follow the path to the tiger statue and use Restoration when necessary,
 then complete the constellation and follow the instructions.
-Follow the path back inside the castle.
-Use Thunderstorm and Cherry Bomb to enter the next room.
-Cherry Bomb through the tapestry and take the lightning key at the end of the
 hall.
-Go to the lightning door and zap it to enter the sliding door maze.
-Make your way through the maze and Cherry Bomb the breakable wall.
-Return to the entrance and use the lightning key on the lightning box.
-Thunderstorm the statue and enter the new pathway.
-Slash the eyes when the alarm goes off to enter the next room.
-Follow the path, then use Catwalk and Slash to reach a lightning key.
-Take the key to the lightning box, then follow the new path that opened up
 to the next room.
-Go north and look left for a lightning key.
-Take the key upstairs and follow the path until you get past the spider.
-Drop the key to fall down.
-Grab an exorcism key here and bomb the tapestry wall to proceed.
-Use the key on the door, then beat Tobi at the 8th race.
-Follow the path, using Catwalk to climb over the wall with spikes on it.
-Drop down, go outside, and defeat Blockhead.
-Follow the path, then beat Tobi at the last race, using Cherry Bomb and Vine
 when necessary.
-Follow the path, complete the constellation, and defeat the boss.

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 [3.c] Northern Nippon
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N. Ryoshima Coast
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-Return to Shinshu Field

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Shinshu Field
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-Use Catwalk to climb the cliff.
-Use Lightning on the giant statue to open a new path.
-Follow the new path to Kamui.

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Kamui
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-Enter the tent, leave, and fight the boss.
-Use Thunderstorm on Yoichi's arrow.
-Bloom the tree.
-Head north to Wep'keer.

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Wep'keer
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-Go north and up to talk to Samickle.
-Try to leave Wep'keer.
-Return to where Samicle was and enter the hut, using Slash when necessary.
-After talking with Kemu, go outside, and go north to Kamui (Ezofuji).

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Kamui (Ezofuji)
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-Follow the western path up to a house and enter it.
-Talk to Tuskle until you get the key.
-Return to Kamui.

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Kamui
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-Go southeast to Yoshpet.
-Follow the path to Inner Yoshpet.
-Approach the stump and enter Ponc'tan.

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Ponc'tan
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-Go north and talk to the guards.
-Enter the door and talk to Ishaku.
-Go to the house to the right of Ishaku's and talk with Miya.
-Talk to Ishaku again.
-Leave Ponc'tan and follow the new path to the Spirit Gate and enter it.

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Kamiki Village
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-Headbutt Susano and fight the boss.
-Walk up slowly, grab the robe, and walk slowly back, then return to Susano.
-Go to the Moon Cava via Shinshu Field.

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Moon Cave
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-Follow the path and defeat the boss.
-Use Crescent and Slash when necessary.
-Leave.

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Inner Yoshipet
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-Return to Kamui (Ezofuji).  You cannot warp there.

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Kamui (Ezofuji)
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-Follow the western path up to the gate and enter it.

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Wawku Shrine
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-Follow the path past the guns, over the ice, and to a giant scale.
-Use Inferno on the ice on the scale.
-Grab the two small plants and put them where the ice was, then Bloom them.
-Use Galestorm to move the ball into the hole.
-Take the key to the lock and melt the ice in the next room.
-Use Waterspout, Catwalk, and Mist to follow the path up to an intersection.
-Go west into the door, and use Mist to follow the path to a slot machine.
-Use Inferno on the handle, then Power Slash it thrice to hit the eyes into the
 correct pattern.
-Complete the constellation and follow the instructions.
-Return to the intersection, then follow the trail of flame spiders up to the
 top, using Inferno, Freeze, Vine, and Catwalk to reach the next room.
-Use Mist and Inferno to enter the next room.
-Freeze the flame wheel to follow the path, then use Freeze to cross the pit.
-Follow the path, using Galestorm to get over the flames.
-Follow the path to the end and defeat the boss.
-Grab the gear and talk to Oki.
-Take the gear to the locked door and follow the path.
-Use Freeze to cross the chasm, and Mist and Power Slash to defeat the golden
 cannon.
-Use Inferno on the ice to the left of the golden cannon, and use galestorm
 to guide the ball into the next room.
-Use Freeze on the gears, Cherry Bomb the hole, and take the key to the lock.
-Follow the path to the end and defeat the boss.

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Kamui (Ezofuji)
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-Enter the Ark of Yamato.  You cannot leave once you enter.

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Ark of Yamato
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-Follow each of the five paths and defeat the bosses.
-Walk onto the center platform and defeat the boss.

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[4] Legal

This document may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for
personal private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise
distributed publicly without advance written permission.  Use of this document
on any other web site or as a part of any public display in part or whole is
strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright.  Contact information is at
the top of this document.

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(c) 2007 Forrest McDonald / Seppel