Kingdom of Paradise Item FAQ by astrangeone

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=                              Table of Contents                              =
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1)  Version History
2)  How to USE This FAQ
3)  Eastern Seiryu - Chikuan
4)  Northern Genbu - Hokusai
5)  Southern Suzaku - Rakuhoku
6)  Southern Suzaku - Jurakunan
7)  Western Byakko - Byakko
8)  Tempering the Ginmei Sword
9)  Storage House Prices
10)  Infrastructure Downloads
11)  Doctor's Corner (Status Effects & Treatments)
12)  Freestyle Scroll Locations
13)  Training Shinbu
14)  About the Author
15)  A Thousand Blessings to These People!
16)  Legalese

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=                              Version History                                =
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January 21 2006:  started Chikuan's list
January 23 2006:  started Genbu's list
January 24 2006:  added Suzaku, Byakko sections
January 27 2006:  added doctor's corner sections
January 29 2006:  added ginmei sword forms and downloads
February 2 2006:  typed up faq
February 3 2006:  added freestyle scroll locations
February 3 2006:  added Training Shinbu section
February 4 2006:  added Old Lady's House prices for all cities
February 4 2006:  fixed up a mixup between codes in the downloads section
February 11 2006:  added Storage House Prices
February 18 2006:  added descriptions for the foods in Raichin Tavern
February 19 2006:  clarified the last freestyle scroll's location
February 20 2006:  fixed the amount of slots freestyle scrolls start off with
May 1 2006:  added information on the European version regarding the WLAN
download packs

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=                             How To USE This FAQ                             =
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This faq is split up into parts.  First, I'd list the area name, and the town
name.  Then, I've split up the town into the blacksmith, item shop, accessory
shop, and the Raichin Tavern.  Within these sub-categories, I have listed the
item's name, effect, and purchase price.

Area Name - Town Name

Old Lady's House (remove curse condition)
Blacksmith (buy swords, upgrade the ginmei sword)
Item Shop (buy health items, and chi recovery items)
Accessory Shop (buy "armor", items that affect mind, body and technique)
Raichin Tavern (sleep to recover health or eat to recover health)

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=                          Eastern Seiryu - Chikuan                           =
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*                               Old Lady's House                              *
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Incredible Charm - 85 taichi
Normal Charm - 50 taichi
Susicipious Charm - 30 taichi

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*                                  Blacksmith                                 *
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Name:  Justice Sword
Effect:  Attack +2 (can't use chi arts)
Purchase Price:  160 taichi

Name:  Great Tree Sword
Effect:  Attack +12 (can't use chi arts)
Purchase Price:  56000 taichi

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*                                  Item Shop                                  *
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Name:  Refresh Drop
Effect:  Restores 20 HP
Purchase Price:  20 taichi

Name:  Chi Cake
Effect:  Restores 1 level of chi gauge
Purchase Price:  30 taichi

Name:  Ma Powder
Effect:  Cures paralysis
Purchase Price:  30 taichi

Name:  Seiryu Charm
Effect:  Performs Seiryu chi arts level 1
Purchase Price:  60 taichi

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*                                Accessory Shop                               *
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Name:  Light Iron Necklace
Effect:  Increases mind +5 when equipped
Purchase Price:  300 taichi

Name:  Meteoric Iron Hairpin
Effect:  Increases technique +5 when equipped
Purchase Price:  350 taichi

Name:  Black Iron Anklet
Effect:  Increases body +5 when equipped
Purchase Price:  250 taichi

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*                                Raichin Tavern                               *
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Rest - 80 taichi

Name:  Seiryu Rice Bamboo Grass Wrap
Description:  Made in Chikuan
Effect:  Restores 20 HP and adds 5 body
Purchase Price:  30 taichi

Name:  Salty Fish
Description:  Fresh fish cooked country style
Effect:  Restores 100 HP and adds 10 body
Purchase Price:  60 taichi

Name:  Black Noodles
Description:  Spicy noodles made with black vinegar
Effect:  Restores 300 HP and adds 15 body
Purchase Price:  80 taichi

Name:  Bamboo Grass Tea
Description:  Made with Ryuzen bamboo leaves
Effect:  Restores HP fully and adds 20 body
Purchase Price:  150 taichi

Name:  Pickled Wasabi
Description:  Made with Ryuzen bamboo shoots
Effect:  Cures paralysis and adds 10 mind
Purchase Price:  60 taichi

Name:  Bamboo Grass Soup
Description:  Sweet soup made from red bamboo buds
Effect:  Cures poison and adds 5 mind
Purchase Price:  30 taichi

Name:  Dried Mushrooms
Description:  Food for your spirit
Effect:  Cures illness and adds 10 mind
Purchase Price:  60 taichi

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=                           Northern Genbu - Hokusai                          =
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*                               Old Lady's House                              *
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Incredible Charm - 140 taichi
Normal Charm - 78 taichi
Sucisipious Charm - 50 taichi

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*                                  Blacksmith                                 *
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Name:  Justice Sword
Effect:  Attack +2 (can't use chi arts)
Purchase Price:  160 taichi

Name:  Aquabreak Sword
Effect:  Attack +4 (can't use chi arts)
Purchase Price:  1380 taichi

Name:  Adamantine Sword
Effect:  Attack +6
Purchase Price:  3500 taichi

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*                                  Item Shop                                  *
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Name:  Refresh Shop
Effect:  Restores 20 HP
Purchase Price:  24 taichi

Name:  Vita Drop
Effect:  Restores 100 HP
Purchase Price:  46 taichi

Name:  Chi Cake
Effect:  Restores 1 level of chi gauge
Purchase Price:  36 taichi

Name:  Deluxe Chi Cake
Effect:  Restores 2 levels of chi gauge
Purchase Price:  84 taichi

Name:  Fresh Nectar
Effect:  Restores 20 HP and 1 level of chi
Purchase Price:  60 taichi

Name:  Ma Powder
Effect:  Cure paralysis
Purchase Price:  36 taichi

Name:  Do Powder
Effect:  Cures poison
Purchase Price:  24 taichi

Name:  Body Essence
Effect:  Temporarily increases body by 50
Purchase Price:  150 taichi

Name:  Curse Bullet
Effect:  Explodes causing damage to wide area
Purchase Price:  24 taichi

Name:  Genbu Charm
Effect:  Performs Genbu chi arts level 1
Purchase Price:  72 taichi

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*                                Accessory Shop                               *
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Name:  Emerald Necklace
Effect:  Increase mind +10 when equipped
Purchase Price:  720 taichi

Name:  Ruby Hairpin
Effect:  Increases technique +10 when equipped
Purchase Price:  840 taichi

Name:  Jade Anklet
Effect:  Increases body +10 when equipped
Purchase Price:  600 taichi

Name:  Seer's Earring
Effect:  Increases mind +10 & technique +10 when equipped
Purchase Price:  1560 taichi

Name:  Philosopher's Bracelet
Effect:  Increases mind +10 & body +10 when equipped
Purchase Price:  1320 taichi

Name:  Warrior's Ring
Effect:  Increases technique +10 & body +10 when equipped
Purchase Price:  1440 taichi

Name:  Lunar Protective Ward
Effect:  Slowly recharges chi when equipped
Purchase Price:  18000 taichi

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*                                Raichin Tavern                               *
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Rest - 96 taichi

Name:  Pickled Hermit
Description:  Uses vegetables from Mt. Goko's peak
Effect:  Restores 20 HP & adds 5 technique
Purchase Price:  36 taichi

Name:  Shellfish Soup With Stirfried Greens
Description:  Thick miso soup with Kuromizu shellfish
Effect:  Restores 100 HP & adds 10 technique
Purchase Price:  72 taichi

Name:  Iron Vegetable Stir-Fry
Description:  These vegetables can grow everywhere
Effect:  Restores 300 HP & adds 15 technique
Purchase Price:  96 taichi

Name:  Thousand Year Old Fish-Liver Juice
Description:  Made from a rare fish from Gosui river
Effect:  Restores HP fully & adds 20 technique
Purchase Price:  180 taichi

Name:  Kinpei Ramen
Description:  Uses 1000 year old fish fat for flavour
Effect:  Cures paralysis & adds 10 mind
Purchase Price:  72 taichi

Name:  Turtle Shell Tofu
Description:  Made with Gosui river turtle shell
Effect:  Cures poison & adds 5 mind
Purchase Price:  36 taichi

Name:  Golden Fried River Fish
Description:  Kuromizu river fish fried perfectly
Effect:  Cures illness & adds 10 mind
Purchase Price:  72 taichi

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=                         Southern Suzaku - Rakuhoku                          =
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Item Shop
Name:  Recovery Drop
Effect:  Restores 300 HP
Purchase Price:  104 taichi

Name:  Holy Drop
Effect:  Restores HP completely
Purchase Price:  252 taichi

Name:  Fresh Nectar
Effect:  Restores 20 HP & 1 level of chi
Purchase Price:  70 taichi

Name:  Rare Nectar
Effect:  Restores 100 HP & 2 levels of chi
Purchase Price:  137 taichi

Name:  Miracle Nectar
Effect:  Restores 300 HP & 3 levels of chi
Purchase Price:  378 taichi

Name:  Madoya Powder
Effect:  Cures paralysis, poison, and disease
Purchase Price:  140 taichi

Name:  Mind Essence
Effect:  Temporarily increases mind by 50
Purchase Price:  175 taichi

Name:  Heavy Curse Bomb
Effect:  Explodes causing huge damage to a wide area
Purchase Price:  112 taichi

Name:  Suzaku Charm
Effect:  Performs Suzaku chi arts level 1
Purchase Price:  84 taichi

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=                         Southern Suzaku - Jurakunan                         =
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*                               Old Lady's House                              *
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Incredible Charm - 195 taichi
Normal Charm - 115 taichi
Susicipious Charm - 70

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*                                  Blacksmith                                 *
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Name:  Adamantine Sword
Effect:  Attack +6 (can't be used for chi arts)
Purchase Price:  3500 taichi

Name:  Pangaea Sword
Effect:  Attack +8 (can't be used for chi arts)
Purchase Price:  7800 taichi

Name:  Inferno Sword
Effect:  Attack +10 (can't be used for chi arts)
Purchase Price:  26000 taichi

Name:  Great Tree Sword
Effect:  Attack +12 (can't be used for chi arts)
Purchase Price:  56000 taichi

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*                                  Item Shop                                  *
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Name:  Recovery Drop
Effect:  Restores 300 HP
Purchase Price:  104 taichi

Name:  Holy Drop
Effect:  Full HP
Purchase Price:  252 taichi

Name:  Fresh Nectar
Effect:  Restores 20 HP & 1 level of chi
Purchase Price:  70 taichi

Name:  Rare Nectar
Effect:  Restores 100 HP & 2 levels of chi
Purchase Price:  137 taichi

Name:  Miracle Nectar
Effect:  Restores 300 HP & 3 levels of chi
Purchase Price:  378 taichi

Name:  Madoya Powder
Effect:  Cures poison, paralysis, and disease
Purchase Price:  140 taichi

Name:  Mind Essence
Effect:  Temporarily increases mind by 50
Purchase Price:  175 taichi

Name:  Heavy Curse Bomb
Effect:  Explodes doing devastating damage to an area
Purchase Price:  112 taichi

Name:  Suzaku Charm
Effect:  Performs Suzaku chi arts level 1
Purchase Price:  84 taichi

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*                                Accessory Shop                               *
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Name:  Crystal Earring
Effect:  Increases mind +5 & technique +15 when equipped
Purchase Price:  1890 taichi

Name:  Smoke Earring
Effect:  Increases mind +5 & body +15 when equipped
Purchase Price:  1470 taichi

Name:  Black Crystal Ring
Effect:  Increases technique +5 & body +15 when equipped
Purchase Price:  1540 taichi

Name:  Wind Fish Dagger
Effect:  Immune to paralysis when equipped
Purchase Price:  1400 taichi

Name:  Sky Fish Dagger
Effect:  Immune to poison when equipped
Purchase Price:  1400 taichi

Name:  Leaf Fish Dagger
Effect:  Immune to disease when equipped
Purchase Price:  1400 taichi

Name:  Light Fish Dagger
Effect:  Immune to curse when equipped
Purchase Price:  1400 taichi

Name:  Solar Protective Ward
Effect:  Slowly regenerates HP when equipped
Purchase Price:  21000 taichi

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*                                Raichin Tavern                               *
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Rest - 112 taichi

Name:  Kozen Tea
Description:  Carries a distinctive scent
Effect:  Restores 20 HP & adds 5 body
Purchase Price:  42 taichi

Name:  Red Roll
Description:  All kinds of red colored foods in here
Effect:  Restores 100 HP & adds 10 body
Purchase Price:  84 taichi

Name:  Female Hermit Style Thin Noodles
Description:  Thin noodles with strong flavoured soup
Effect:  Restores 300 HP & adds 15 body
Purchase Price:  112 taichi

Name:  Blue Spirit Flower Dew
Description:  Made with special early morning nectar
Effect:  Restores full HP & adds 20 body
Purchase Price:  210 taichi

Name:  Firebird Boiled Eggs
Description:  These eggs turn red when you boil them
Effect:  Cures paralysis & adds 10 mind
Purchase Price:  184 taichi

Name:  Celestial Maiden's Boiled Vegetables
Description:  Gives off a sweet, heavenly scent
Effect:  Cures poison & adds 5 mind
Purchase Price:  42 taichi

Name:  Chicken Rice Ball
Description:  Made with Hokusai chicken
Effect:  Cures illness & adds 10 mind
Purchase Price:  84 taichi

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=                           Western Byakko - Hakuzen                          =
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*                               Old Lady's House                              *
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Incredible Charm - 300 taichi
Normal Charm - 195 taichi
Susicipious Charm - 110 taichi

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*                                  Blacksmith                                 *
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Name:  Justice Sword
Effect:  Attack +2 (can't use chi arts)
Purchase Price:  160 taichi

Name:  Aquabreak Sword
Effect:  Attack +4 (can't use chi arts)
Purchase Price:  1380 taichi

Name:  Adamantine Sword
Effect:  Attack +6 (can't use chi arts)
Purchase Price:  3500 taichi

Name:  Pangaea Sword
Effect:  Attack +8 (can't use chi arts)
Purchase Price:  7800 taichi

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*                                  Item Shop                                  *
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Name:  Vita Drop
Effect:  Restores 100 HP
Purchase Price:  57 taichi

Name:  Recovery Drop
Effect:  Restores 300 HP
Purchase Price:  111 taichi

Name:  Chi Cake
Effect:  Restores 1 level of chi
Purchase Price:  45 taichi

Name:  Deluxe Chi Cake
Effect:  Restores 2 levels of chi
Purchase Price:  105 taichi

Name:  Super Chi Cake
Effect:  Restores 3 levels of chi
Purchase Price:  233 taichi

Name:  Ma Powder
Effect:  Cures paralysis
Purchase Price:  45 taichi

Name:  Do Powder
Effect:  Cures poison
Purchase Price:  30 taichi

Name:  Ya Powder
Effect:  Cures disease
Purchase Price:  45 taichi

Name:  Skill Essence
Effect:  Temporarily increase technique by 50
Purchase Price:  188 taichi

Name:  Heavy Curse Bomb
Effect:  Explodes causing huge damage
Purchase Price:  120 taichi

Name:  Byakko Charm
Effect:  Performs Byakko chi arts level 1
Purchase Price:  90 taichi

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*                                Accessory Shop                               *
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Name:  Snake Bone Necklace
Effect:  Adds mind +15 when equipped
Purchase Price:  1350 taichi

Name:  Dragon Bone Hairpin
Effect:  Adds technique +15 when equipped
Purchase Price:  1575 taichi

Name:  Whale Bone Anklet
Effect:  Adds body +15 when equipped
Purchase Price:  1125 taichi

Name:  Thick Iron Earring
Effect:  Adds mind +15 & technique +15 when equipped
Purchase Price:  1875 taichi

Name:  Sparkling Iron Braclet
Effect:  Adds mind +15 & body +5 when equipped
Purchase Price:  1725 taichi

Name:  Utopion Iron Ring
Effect:  Adds technique +15 & body +5
Purchase Price:  1950 taichi

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*                                Raichin Tavern                               *
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Rest - 120 taichi

Name:  Deep Fried Snake Skin
Description:  Made from the elusive White snake
Effect:  Restores 20 HP & adds 5+ technique
Purchase Price:  45 taichi

Name:  Charcoaled Raised Candy
Description:  One of Hakuzen's specialties
Effect:  Restores 100 HP & adds 10+ technique
Purchase Price:  90 taichi

Name:  Sunray Shish Kabob
Description:  Made by the legendary snack smith Yoko
Effect:  Restores 300 HP & adds 15+ technique
Purchase Price:  120 taichi

Name:  White Night Flower Fruit
Description:  This flower blooms only once in 4 years
Effect:  Restores full HP & adds 20+ technique
Purchase Price:  225 taichi

Name:  Stone Fried Fruit
Description:  The like to stone fry everything here
Effect:  Cures paralysis & adds 10 mind
Purchase Price:  90 taichi

Name:  Thick Victory Noodles
Description:  Created by the noodle artisan Gosho
Effect:  Cures poison & adds 5+ mind
Purchase Price:  45 taichi

Name:  Preserved Carrots
Description:  Made with mountain field carrots.  Yummy.
Effect:  Cure illness & adds 10+ mind
Purchase Price:  90 taichi

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=                         Tempering The Ginmei Sword                          =
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No matter where you go to get your sword upgraded, it will cost the same amount
of steel orbs and taichi.  You can upgrade your ginmei sword six times, each
time increasing the amount of damage it deals.  Head to the blacksmith for
this service.

To fully temper your sword, you would have to spend 121 000 taichi over a long
period of time.  You cannot skip sword forms, so you'd have to work up from the
sixth form to the first with that huge amount of coinage and steel orbs.

Form Name:  Ginmei Sword
Steel Orbs:  N/A
Purchase Price:  N/A
Effect:  Attack +1
Note:  Before the Professor gives you the sword, it's in your inventory called
the Seiryu sword.

Form Name:  Ginmei Sword 6th Form
Steel Orbs:  20
Purchase Price:  1000 taichi
Effect:  Attack +3

Form Name:  Ginmei Sword 5th Form
Steel Orbs:  50
Purchase Price:  3000 taichi
Effect:  Attack +5

Form Name:  Ginmei Sword 4th Form
Steel Orbs:  100
Purchase Price:  7000 taichi
Effect:  Attack +7

Form Name:  Ginmei Sword 3rd Form
Steel Orbs:  200
Purchase Price:  15 000 taichi
Effect:  Attack +9

Form Name:  Ginmei Sword 2nd Form
Steel Orbs:  500
Purchase Price:  30 000 taichi
Effect:  Attack +11

Form Name:  Ginmei Sword 1st Form
Steel Orbs:  1000
Purchase Price: 65 000 taichi
Effect:  Attack +13

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=                              Storage House Prices                           =
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Shinbu can store items and taichi in the storage house.  You can upgrade the
storage house to hold more items and more taichi.  Account types can't be
skipped, so you'd have to work up to the desired account type.  You'd spend a
total of 7500 taichi to upgrade your account fully.

Account Type:  Savings Starter
Purchase Price:  N/A
Effect:  Store up to 10 items, and 1000 taichi

Account Type:  First Savings
Purchase Price: 500 taichi 
Effect:  Store up to 20 items, 5000 taichi

Account Type:  Second Savings
Purchase Price:  1000 taichi
Effect:  Store up to 30 items, 10 000 taichi

Account Type:  Third Savings
Purchase Price:  2000 taichi
Effect:  Store up to 40 items, 100 000 taichi

Account Type:  Millionaire's Account
Purchase Price:  4000 taichi
Effect:  Store up to 50 items, and a million taichi

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=                          Infrastructure Downloads                           =
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You can download extra toys from Climax, if you have a WLAN access.  These
weapons and accessories are slightly better than the in-game ones you can
purchase.  From the title screen, go to download and follow the prompts from
there.  You have to enter the appropiate passwords for whatever item you want.

One note - the European version of Kingdom of Paradise doesn't support WLAN
downloads.  (It doesn't have the option for WLAN downloads in the main menu.)
Instead you'd download packs of bonuses from the web to put on your memory
stick.  There are five packs currently out right now, and you can get them at
www.yourpsp.com!

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*                             Kenpu and Bugei                                 *
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Name:  Seiryu Kenpu 31 & bugei
Effect:  Freestyle "forbidden" kenpu, and six-step bugei using it
Password:  kakeiti

Name:  Genbu kenpu 31 & bugei
Effect:  Freestyle "forbidden" kenpu, and six-step bugei using it
Password:  zoeuiss

Name:  Suzaku kenpu 31 & bugei
Effect:  Freestyle "forbidden" kenpu, and six-step bugei using it
Password:  myuicei

Name:  Kirin kenpu 31 & bugei
Effect:  Freestyle "forbidden" kenpu, and six-step bugei using it
Password:  qucmtkb

Name:  Byakko kenpu 31 & bugei
Effect:  Freestyle "forbidden kenpu, and six-step bugei using it
Password:  ptiuquc

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*                                   Weapons                                   *
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Name:  Miracle Sword
Effect:  Attack +14 (can't use chi arts)
Password:  rkjulvj
Notes:  Even better than the 1st ginmei sword form!

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*                                 Accessories                                 *
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Name:  Seima Hair Pin
Effect:  Increases technique +20 when equipped
Password:  otkciet

Name:  Seima Ring
Effect:  Increases technique +15 and body +15 when equipped
Password:  xktmyut

Name:  Seima Anklet
Effect:  Increases body +20 when equipped
Password:  ydkvcex

Name:  Seima Necklace
Effect:  Increases mind +20 when equipped
Password:  aietmaw

Name:  Seima Bracelet
Effect:  Increases mind +15, and body +15 when equipped
Password:  jticgek

Name:  Seima Earrings
Effect:  Increases mind +15, and technique +15 when equipped
Password:  lfiynvg

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=                               Doctor's Corner                               =
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Status Effect:  Curse
Treatment:  Old lady's house, White Snake Fang
Caused by:  Skeletons, bats
Effects:  Randomly decreases 10 - 50 points from body, technique or mind
Symbol:  A ghost-like symbol, sort of looks like the mask from "Scream"

Status Effect:  Illness
Treatment:  Time, ya powder, and eating at a tavern
Caused by:  Hits from Kirin members
Effects:  Slows you down significantly, really devastating if combined with
paralysis or poison
Symbol:  A purple sunburst

Status Effect:  Poison
Treatment:  Do Powder, Madoya Powder, eat at a tavern
Caused by:  Archers, walking through patches of sulphur chi
Effects:  Drains energy over time, and causes you to pause in combat
Symbol:  Green bubbles...
Interesting Tidbit:  "Do juk" is Cantonese for poisonous substance, so do
powder is the cure for poison

Status Effect:  Paralysis
Treatment:  Ma Powder, Madoya Powder, eat at a tavern
Caused by:  Archers, walking through patches of sulphur chi
Effects:  Causes you to stop moving in and out of combat.  Interrupts bugei,
leaving Shinbu open to counterattack.
Symbol:  Yellow zig-zag lines.
Interesting Tidbit:  "Ma jui" is Cantonese for paralysis, so ma powder is
the cure for paralysis

Status Effect:  Disease
Treatment:  Ya Powder, Madoya Powder, eat at a tavern
Caused by:  Walking through patches of purple chi...
Effects:  Randomly drops a status by 50 points....
Symbol:  Very close to the curse symbol - looks like a shallowed face.

Thanks to Skye Darkhawk for this information on the disease status condition!

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=                          Freestyle Scroll Locations                         =
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Freestyle scrolls are bugei in which you can arrange kenpu however you wish.
Each freestyle scroll starts off with "their name plus one" kenpu slots, and
by using them frequently, you can train them to ten kenpu slots.  For example,
the third freestyle scroll will have four slots when you first obtain it.

There are a total of five freestyle scrolls, and you'd have to get them in
order.  If you try to skip getting one, the NPC will refuse, saying something
about the scroll before it.  Getting all of the scrolls requires a lot of
walking back and forth between towns, so stock up on health items for the
travels.

1)  In Hokusai, Northern Genbu after witnessing the cut-scene in which Eikoukou
or Eigen's master gets killed.  You get a mission to head to the Raichin tavern
and a kid stops you to tell you about a scholar finding something useful for
bugei.  Find the red-robed scholar named Kairkou to receive it.

2)  Southern Suzaku, there is a man standing behind a bunch of explosive
barrels, detonate them and talk to him to receive your second freestyle scroll.

3)  In Chikuan, Eastern Seiryu after getting the first scroll from Kairkou.
Near the school, there is a fence...head near the lakeshore to find an old man
who gives the third one to you.

4)  Western Byakko, there is a path that's under a bridge.  Head down it to
talk to an old man near a box and some Seima technology to receive it.  This
bridge is the path before the old lady's house and the blacksmith.  Get this
one before the boss battle with Suzaku's clan god - the phoenix...otherwise
the entrance will be blocked.

5)  Head back to Northern Genbu, Hokusai.  Near the accessory and item shops
coming from Eastern Seiryu, there is an upper deck with an old man with a cane.
He says that he has something to give to his old friend named Gakuichi, and
then he forgets what it is if you don't have the other scrolls.

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=                               Training Shinbu                               =
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Shinbu can increase his stats by leveling up, and by powerleveling mind,
technique and body, he can make himself stand out from other clan members.
Powerleveling involves using only chi arts or bugei to fight.

For bugei, it's easier, as you can strike the Kirin dirt troops many times
before they turn back into sand.  Training the mind attribute can be done with
a lot of nectars and a lot of enemies.  Blast the enemies with any chi art and
then refill chi using the nectars or chi cakes.  The hardest attribute to
powerlevel is body, as sometimes Shinbu dies before he can level up.

Mind - Adds to the damage done by using chi arts of any type, increase this
attribute by fighting with only chi arts.

Technique - Shinbu's total physical damage, increase this attribute by
battling with only bugei and kenpu.  (Use the freestyle scroll, if possible.)

Body - Shinbu's total defense/resistance, increase this attribute by allowing
enemies to hit you and not using healing items...only rely on level ups to heal
you.

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=                              About the Author                               =
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      - Pussycat Dolls, Don't Cha

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the longest time, it got finished thanks to my friends.  Anyhow, I'm a twenty
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=                    A Thousand Blessings to These People:                    =
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Sony Computer Entertainment for bringing this "Asian-only" release out to us
North Americians!

My parents, for putting up with Shinbu's battle cries...

Antonio and Raymond for turning me on to the wonders of Sony's handheld!

You, the reader for taking the time to read this.  Thank you!

Special thanks to my girlfriend for pointing out how to defeat Banko before I
literally threw my PSP out the nearest open window.

Skye Darkhawk for finding out the information on the disease status condition!

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