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/            Monster Hunter Freedom 2: Training School FAQ                    /
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/            by: fresh / Azrael                                               /
/            Platform: PSP                                                    /
/            Version: 0.95                                                    /
/            eMail: selenia@reign-of-the-rathalos.com                         /
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0 Table of Contents
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1 Training School Basics                  [TSBS]

2 Beginner Training                       [BETR]
2.1 Basic Practics                        [BAPR]
2.1.1 Basics - Deliver 2 pcs Raw Meat     [BAS1]
2.1.2 BBQ - Deliver one well-done Steak   [BAS2]
2.1.3 Gathering - Deliver 2 Honeys        [BAS3]
2.1.4 Combining - Deliver 1 Potion        [BAS4]
2.1.5 Fishing - Deliver 1 Sushifish       [BAS5]
2.1.6 Transport - Deliver 1 Carnivore Egg [BAS6]
2.1.7 Hunting - Hunt the Giadrome         [BAS7]

2.2 Weapon Usage                          [WEUS]
2.3 Arrange Items                         [ARIT]
2.4 Hunter Info                           [BINF]
2.5 Finish Training                       [BEXT]

3 Solo Training                           [SOLO]
3.1 Battle Training                       [BATL]

3.1.1 Yian Kut-Ku                         [BYKK]
3.1.1.1 Sword and Shield                  [YKK1]
3.1.1.2 Greatsword                        [YKK2]
3.1.1.3 Hammer                            [YKK3]
3.1.1.4 Lance                             [YKK4]
3.1.1.5 Light Bowgun                      [YKK5]

3.1.2 Congalala                           [BCON]
3.1.2.1 Dual Swords                       [CON1]
3.1.2.2 Long Sword                        [CON2]
3.1.2.3 Hunting Horn                      [CON3]
3.1.2.4 Gunlance                          [CON4]
3.1.2.5 Bow                               [CON5]

3.1.3 Khezu                               [BKEZ]
3.1.3.1 Sword and Shield                  [KEZ1]
3.1.3.2 Great Sword                       [KEZ2]
3.1.3.3 Hunting Horn                      [KEZ3]
3.1.3.4 Gunlance                          [KEZ4]
3.1.3.5 Heavy Bowgun                      [KEZ5]

3.1.4 Daimyo Hermitaur                    [BDAI]
3.1.4.1 Dual Swords                       [DAI1]
3.1.4.2 Longsword                         [DAI2]
3.1.4.3 Hunting Horn                      [DAI3]
3.1.4.4 Lance                             [DAI4]
3.1.4.5 Bow                               [DAI5]

3.1.5 Blangonga                           [BBLA]
3.1.5.1 Sword and Shield                  [BLA1]
3.1.5.2 Longsword                         [BLA2]
3.1.5.3 Hammer                            [BLA3]
3.1.5.4 Lance                             [BLA4]
3.1.5.5 Heavy Bowgun                      [BLA5]

3.1.6 Yian Garuga                         [BYGG]
3.1.7 Tigrex                              [BTIG]
3.1.8 Diablos                             [BDIA]
3.1.9 Gravios                             [BGRV]
3.1.10 Kirin                              [BKIR]

3.2 Special Training                      [SPEC]
3.2.1 Cephadrome                          [SCEP]
3.2.1.1 Duals                             [CEP1]
3.2.1.2 Long Sword                        [CEP2]

3.2.2 Plesioth                            [SPLS]
3.2.3 Shogun Ceanataur                    [SCEN]
3.2.4 Rathalos                            [SRAT]
3.2.5 Rajang                              [SRAJ]

5 Group Training                          [GROU]
5.1 Yian Kut Ku                           [GYKK]
5.2 Cephadrome                            [GCEP]
5.3 Rathian                               [GRAT]

6 Unlockables through Training School     [UNLO]

7 Training Tactics by Azrael              [TRTA]
7.1 Background                            [TTBG]
7.2 Garuga (Hammer)                       [TTGA]
7.3 Tigrex (Hunting Horn)                 [TTTI]
7.4 Diablos (Hammer)                      [TTDI]
7.5 Kirin (Sword and Shield)              [TTKI]

8 Credits                                 [CRED]
9 History                                 [HIST]
10 Contact information                    [INFO]
11 Copyright                              [COPY]

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1 Training School Basics                  [TSBS]
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Hello and welcome to the Training School. MHF2's unique feature of giving you
the basics of this game on one hand and the hardest quests on the other. This
FAQ tries to give you the tools to defeat both parts without being defeated.

All training quests have a set equipment and a set environment in which the
gathering spots sometimes yield unexpected results. Items gathered or gained
within the quests are lost when you end the quest, you will get rewards and
nothing else.

Why bother then, you may ask. Well, you can unlock some nice things and, more
obvious, you'll get training for free. You don't need to pay to the quests so
they are, well, failproof.

Within this FAQ are the pure statistical data like equipment given or rewards or
point values and, courtesy to Azrael and some others (see credits), tactics for
defeating the monsters in the shortest time possible.

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2 Beginner Training                       [BETR]
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You are presented with several options upon entering the Beginner Training.
Nothing in this section is required for the game to unlock anything or enable
some other. It's just for training and giving hints for the basics of MHF2.You
can't even collect items, everything is crapped when you exit the quest. You'll
get 150z and some rewards like potions and stuff like this though.

Listen to the trainer and take a look in the blue item box. There are some
helpful items in there too.

I'll keep it short here.

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2.1 Basic Practics                        [BAPR]
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Within the Basic Practics you can enter one of seven quests.

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2.1.1 Basics - Deliver 2 pcs Raw Meat     [BAS1]
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Kill some Popo's , carve them for Raw Meat and present it to the red box.

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2.1.2 BBQ - Deliver one well-done Steak   [BAS2]
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Again, get some Raw Meat and cook it with the spit. Once the music stops, wait
for another half round of turning and then press X. Red Box and exit.

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2.1.3 Gathering - Deliver 2 Honeys        [BAS3]
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There's a honey gathering spot in area #4. Get it and deliver.

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2.1.4 Combining - Deliver 1 Potion        [BAS4]
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Combine a Blue Mushroom and a Herb for a potion. Take a look at the resource
maps here on gameFAQs for resource spots in the Snowy Mountains.

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2.1.5 Fishing - Deliver 1 Sushifish       [BAS5]
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Ah, fishing, the idiot's task in this game. Get crickets or worms (in the box)
and fish in area #1 until you get a Sushifish.

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2.1.6 Transport - Deliver 1 Carnivore Egg [BAS6]
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The egg can be found in area #3. Grab it and waggle your way home. You need to
go through area #3 on the upper ledge and then drop some in area #2. Don't drop
the egg.

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2.1.7 Hunting - Hunt the Giadrome         [BAS7]
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Well, just do it. It isn't too difficult. Listen to the instructor.

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2.2 Weapon Usage                          [WEUS]
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Here you can hunt 5 Giaprey with each of the available weapon lines in this
game, but only with basic editions. Within this 11 quests you may be able to
choose your most favourite weapon and get on with this in the main game, but
then, maybe not.

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2.3 Arrange Items                         [ARIT]
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You can move items from your backpack to the item box to make room for quest
rewards.

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2.4 Hunter Info                           [BINF]
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Well, the most useless info in this game is presented here.

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2.5 Finish Training                       [BEXT]
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I have no clue what this option is for, whenever I choose it the Beginner
Training ends. Strange.

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3 Solo Training                           [SOLO]
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Once you have unlocked the several (15 total) main quests within the Solo
Training, you can enter them here. There are 10 Battle Training quests which
take place in the Great Arena and five Special Training quests which take place
in several real game areas. By completing these quests you can unlock some of
the most valuable items in this game. In fact it is the only possibility to get
Barrage Piercing and Sword Saint Piercing.

You will get predefined equipment in these quests which makes the results more
comparable. Therefore your best times and scores will be put in your guild card
for everybody to see and gawk at.

Some of the equipment is only available in the Training School like the Kirin
Piercing and other piercings. You cannot get them in the regular game, so stop
crying already. I have marked them in the equipment lists.

You will get coins, tickets and sometimes Steel Eggs, Small Goldenfish and
Expand Pickaxes as rewards in this quests. Especially the Expand Pickaxes are
worth it, with the coins and tickets you are able to make some subpar weapons
and Black Belt armor parts. Some of the Black Belt armor parts have Torso Inc as
their skill so they are not totally worthless.
If you break a breakable part of a monster you will receive an additional coin
for each broken part except for tails. Each cut tail yields a Mega Potion as
its carve for use in the quest or 16 training points.

Your quest performance will be taxed in training points which are then
translated into Pokke points. So try to make it good and bathe in Pokke points.
You can get more points if you finish the quest faster, gather more sellable
items or keep you sellable items instead of using them. And try to use a weapon
with a high point multiplier to get even more points.

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3.1 Battle Training                       [BATL]
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A total of ten quests with five weapons each is available here, making it grand
total of 50 possible (and required) quests. To unlock each of the ten main
quests you need to slay the given monster in the normal game before. You can't
enter Daimyo Training without having killed a Daimyo before.

Points table for collectables in the Great Arena
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| For what           | Points      | Conditions                               |
|                    | worth       |                                          |
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| Small Barrel Bomb  | 16          | Gather in the north east corner (3x)     |
| Megapotion         | 16          | Gather in the south gathering spot (3x)  |
|                    |             | (also from cut tails)                    |
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You can also gather one Prtbl Shock Trap (northern gate) and one Sply Large
Bombs (south east corner), but they don't give points since they are account
items and can't be sold.

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3.1.1 Yian Kut-Ku                         [BYKK]
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Unlock: Encounter Yian Kut-Ku in the village quest.
Timeframe: 20 minutes

Points table:
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| For what           | Points          | Conditions                           |
|                    | worth           |                                      |
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| Quest Clear        | 1000 pts        | Clear the quest                      |
| Monster kill bonus | 1000 pts        | Kill Yian Kut-Ku                     |
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| Time Bonus         | 1500 pts        | Finish under 3:00                    |
|                    | 750 pts         | Finish under 5:00                    |
|                    | 300 pts         | Finish under 10:00                   |
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| Power Seed         | 140 pts         | Carve (3x)                           |
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Rewards:
- Kut-Ku Coin
- Blackbelt Ticket
- Small Goldenfish
- 1000z

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3.1.1.1 Sword and Shield                  [YKK1]
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Point multiplier: 95%

Equipment, skills and items:
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| Weapon         | Poison Battleaxe     |    |
| Head           | nothing              |    |
| Torso          | nothing              |    |
| Gauntlets      | Leather Vambraces    |    |
| Waist          | Hermitaur Tasset     |    |
| Legs           | Green Pants          |    |
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| Skills given   | Throwing Skill up    |    |
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| Whetstone      | 8 pts                | 3  |
| Potion         | 7 pts                | 3  |
| Ration         | 0 pts                | 2  |
| Boomerang      | 15 pts               | 1  |
| Lg Barrel-Bomb | 52 pts               | 1  |
| Sonic Bomb     | 45 pts               | 1  |
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3.1.1.2 Greatsword                        [YKK2]
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Point multiplier: 100%

Equipment, skills and items:
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| Weapon         | Silver Serpentblade  |    |
| Head           | Red Piercing         |    |
| Torso          | nothing              |    |
| Gauntlets      | nothing              |    |
| Waist          | nothing              |    |
| Legs           | Ioprey Feet          |    |
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| Skills given   | Fire Res +5          |    |
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| Whetstone      | 8 pts                | 2  |
| Potion         | 7 pts                | 3  |
| Ration         | 0 pts                | 2  |
| Sonic Bomb     | 45 pts               | 1  |
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3.1.1.3 Hammer                            [YKK3]
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Point multiplier: 95%

Equipment, skills and items:
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| Weapon         | Spiked Hammer        |    |
| Head           | nothing              |    |
| Torso          | nothing              |    |
| Gauntlets      | nothing              |    |
| Waist          | Light Belt           |    |
| Legs           | Hermitaur Greaves    |    |
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| Skills given   | Defense +20          |    |
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| Whetstone      | 8 pts                | 2  |
| Potion         | 7 pts                | 3  |
| Power Juice    | 29 pts               | 1  |
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3.1.1.4 Lance                             [YKK4]
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Point multiplier: 100%

Equipment, skills and items:
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| Weapon         | Spiked Spear         |    |
| Head           | nothing              |    |
| Torso          | Chain Mail           |    |
| Gauntlets      | nothing              |    |
| Waist          | nothing              |    |
| Legs           | Blue Pants           |    |
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| Skills given   | Health +10           |    |
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| Whetstone      | 8 pts                | 2  |
| Potion         | 7 pts                | 4  |
| Ration         | 0 pts                | 2  |
| Sonic Bomb     | 45 pts               | 1  |
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3.1.1.5 Light Bowgun                      [YKK5]
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Point multiplier: 90%

Equipment, skills and items:
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| Weapon         | Sandfall             |    |
| Head           | nothing              |    |
| Torso          | nothing              |    |
| Gauntlets      | Battle Guards        |    |
| Waist          | Kut-Ku Coat          |    |
| Legs           | Kut-Ku Leggings      |    |
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| Skills given   | Attack Up (Small)    |    |
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| Potion         | 7 pts                | 3  |
| Ration         | 0 pts                | 2  |
| Normal S Lv1   | 0 pts                | -  |
| Normal S Lv2   | 1 pts                | 15 |
| Pierce S Lv1   | 1 pts                | 30 |
| Crag S Lv1     | 4 pts                | 5  |
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3.1.2 Congalala                           [BCON]
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Unlock: Encounter Congalala in the village quest
Timeframe: 20 minutes

Points table:
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| For what           | Points          | Conditions                           |
|                    | worth           |                                      |
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| Quest Clear        | 1500 pts        | Clear the quest                      |
| Monster kill bonus | 1800 pts        | Kill Congalala                       |
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| Time Bonus         | 2250 pts        | Finish under 3:00                    |
|                    | 1125 pts        | Finish under 5:00                    |
|                    | 450 pts         | Finish under 10:00                   |
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| Giant Bone         | 150 pts         | Carve (3x)                           |
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Rewards:
- Congalala Coin
- Blackbelt Ticket
- Small Goldenfish
- 1000z

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3.1.2.1 Dual Swords                       [CON1]
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Point multiplier: 95%

Equipment, skills and items:
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| Weapon           | Velociprey Claws     |    |
| Head             | nothing              |    |
| Torso            | nothing              |    |
| Gauntlets        | nothing              |    |
| Waist            | Rathalos Tasset      |    |
| Legs             | Kut-Ku Greaves D     |    |
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| Skills given     | Attack Up (Small)    |    |
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| Whetstone        | 8 pts                | 5  |
| Potion           | 7 pts                | 3  |
| Power Juice      | 29 pts               | 1  |
| Paralyze Thr Knf | 0 pts                | 5  |
| Deodorant        | 9 pts                | 2  |
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3.1.2.2 Long Sword                        [CON2]
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Point multiplier: 100%

Equipment, skills and items:
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| Weapon           | Black Katana Mk II   |    |
| Head             | nothing              |    |
| Torso            | nothing              |    |
| Gauntlets        | Conga Vambraces      |    |
| Waist            | Conga Tasset         |    |
| Legs             | Conga Greaves        |    |
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| Skills given     | Antiseptic           |    |
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| Whetstone        | 8 pts                | 3  |
| Potion           | 7 pts                | 3  |
| Ration           | 0 pts                | 2  |
| Sply Pitfall Trp | 0 pts                | 1  |
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3.1.2.3 Hunting Horn                      [CON3]
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Point multiplier: 110%

Equipment, skills and items:
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| Weapon           | War Drum             |    |
| Head             | nothing              |    |
| Torso            | Ioprey Mail          |    |
| Gauntlets        | Hunter's Vambraces   |    |
| Waist            | Ioprey Tasset        |    |
| Legs             | Ioprey Greaves       |    |
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| Skills given     | Health +20           |    |
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| Whetstone        | 8 pts                | 3  |
| Potion           | 7 pts                | 5  |
| Ration           | 0 pts                | 2  |
| Sply Lg Brrl Bmb | 0 pts                | 1  |
| Sleeping Thr Knf | 0 pts                | 5  |
| Deodorant        | 9 pts                | 2  |
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3.1.2.4 Gunlance                          [CON4]
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Point multiplier: 105%

Equipment, skills and items:
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| Weapon           | Steel Gunlance       |    |
| Head             | Protection Piercing  |    |
| Torso            | Steel Mail           |    |
| Gauntlets        | nothing              |    |
| Waist            | Rathian Tasset       |    |
| Legs             | Dark Metal Boots     |    |
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| Skills given     | Auto-Guard           |    |
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| Whetstone        | 8 pts                | 3  |
| Potion           | 7 pts                | 4  |
| Ration           | 0 pts                | 2  |
| Shock Trap       | 160 pts              | 1  |
| Deodorant        | 9 pts                | 2  |
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3.1.2.5 Bow                               [CON5]
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Point multiplier: 100%

Equipment, skills and items:
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| Weapon           | Hunter's Bow IV      |    |
| Head             | Piercing of Pursuit  | *  |
| Torso            | Leather Armor        |    |
| Gauntlets        | Hi-Metal Guards      |    |
| Waist            | Hi-Metal Coat        |    |
| Legs             | Blue Pants           |    |
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| Skills given     | Combine Success 20%  |    |
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| Empty Bottle     | 1 pts                | 15 |
| Potion           | 7 pts                | 4  |
| Ration           | 0 pts                | 2  |
| Nitroshroom      | 6 pts                | 15 |
| Deodorant        | 9 pts                | 2  |
| Power Coating    | 3 pts                | 20 |
| Trap Tool        | 20 pts               | 1  |
| Genprey Fang     | 35 pts               | 1  |
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* training school only

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3.1.3 Khezu                               [BKEZ]
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Unlock: Encounter Khezu in the village quest.
Timeframe: 30 minutes

Points table:
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| For what           | Points          | Conditions                           |
|                    | worth           |                                      |
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| Quest Clear        | 2000 pts        | Clear the quest                      |
| Monster kill bonus | 2000 pts        | Kill Khezu                           |
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| Time Bonus         | 3000 pts        | Finish under 5:00                    |
|                    | 1500 pts        | Finish under 10:00                   |
|                    | 600 pts         | Finish under 15:00                   |
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| Suiko Jewel        | 50 pts          | Carve (3x)                           |
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Rewards:
- Khezu Coin
- Blackbelt Ticket
- Small Goldenfish
- 2000z

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3.1.3.1 Sword and Shield                  [KEZ1]
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Point multiplier: 85%

Equipment, skills and items:
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| Weapon           | Djinn                |    |
| Head             | Yellow Piercing      |    |
| Torso            | Genprey Body         |    |
| Gauntlets        | nothing              |    |
| Waist            | nothing              |    |
| Legs             | Genprey Feet         |    |
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| Skills given     | Thunder Res +5       |    |
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| Whetstone        | 8 pts                | 3  |
| Potion           | 7 pts                | 5  |
| Ration           | 0 pts                | 3  |
| Lg Barrel-Bomb   | 52 pts               | 2  |
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3.1.3.2 Great Sword                       [KEZ2]
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Point multiplier: 120%

Equipment, skills and items:
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| Weapon           | Halberd              |    |
| Head             | nothing              |    |
| Torso            | Hermitaur Mail       |    |
| Gauntlets        | Hermitaur Braces     |    |
| Waist            | Hermitaur Tasset     |    |
| Legs             | Hermitaur Greaves    |    |
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| Skills given     | Defense +20          |    |
|                  | Thunder Res -5       |    |
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| Whetstone        | 8 pts                | 7  |
| Potion           | 7 pts                | 5  |
| Ration           | 0 pts                | 3  |
| Sply Pitfall Trp | 0 pts                | 1  |
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3.1.3.3 Hunting Horn                      [KEZ3]
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Point multiplier: 110%

Equipment, skills and items:
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| Weapon           | Basarios Rock        |    |
| Head             | nothing              |    |
| Torso            | Kut-Ku Mail D        |    |
| Gauntlets        | nothing              |    |
| Waist            | Kut-Ku Tasset D      |    |
| Legs             | Kut-Ku Greaves D     |    |
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| Skills given     | Reckless Abandon+1   |    |
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| Whetstone        | 8 pts                | 3  |
| Potion           | 7 pts                | 5  |
| Ration           | 0 pts                | 3  |
| Sply Lg Brrl Bmb | 0 pts                | 1  |
| Demondrug        | 67 pts               | 1  |
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3.1.3.4 Gunlance                          [KEZ4]
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Point multiplier: 95%

Equipment, skills and items:
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| Weapon           | Special Ops Gunlance |    |
| Head             | Blast Piercing       | *  |
| Torso            | Vespoid Mail         |    |
| Gauntlets        | Genprey Vambraces    |    |
| Waist            | Vespoid Tasset       |    |
| Legs             | Genprey Greaves      |    |
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| Skills given     | Paralysis Negated    |    |
|                  | Gunnery King         |    |
|                  | Bomber               |    |
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| Whetstone        | 8 pts                | 3  |
| Potion           | 7 pts                | 4  |
| Ration           | 0 pts                | 3  |
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* training school only

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3.1.3.5 Heavy Bowgun                      [KEZ5]
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Point multiplier: 95%

Equipment, skills and items:
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| Weapon           | Bastionmage          |    |
| Head             | nothing              |    |
| Torso            | Battle Vest          |    |
| Gauntlets        | Battle Guards        |    |
| Waist            | Battle Coat          |    |
| Legs             | Battle Leggings      |    |
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| Skills given     | Reloading Speed +1   |    |
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| Normal S Lv1     | 0 pts                | -  |
| Normal S Lv2     | 1 pts                | 80 |
| Flaming S        | 3 pts                | 30 |
| Clust S Lv1      | 4 pts                | 3  |
| Clust S Lv2      | 6 pts                | 3  |
| Potion           | 7 pts                | 3  |
| Ration           | 0 pts                | 3  |
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3.1.4 Daimyo Hermitaur                    [BDAI]
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Unlock: Encounter Daimyo Hermitaur in the village quest.
Timeframe: 30 minutes

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| For what           | Points          | Conditions                           |
|                    | worth           |                                      |
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| Quest Clear        | 2500 pts        | Clear the quest                      |
| Monster kill bonus | 1800 pts        | Kill Daimyo                          |
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| Time Bonus         | 3750 pts        | Finish under 5:00                    |
|                    | 1875 pts        | Finish under 10:00                   |
|                    | 750 pts         | Finish under 15:00                   |
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| Suiko Jewel        | 50 pts          | Carve (3x)                           |
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Rewards:
- Daimyo Coin
- Blackbelt Ticket
- Steel Egg
- 2000z

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3.1.4.1 Dual Swords                       [DAI1]
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Point multiplier: 100%

Equipment, skills and items:
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| Weapon           | Insector +           |    |
| Head             | nothing              |    |
| Torso            | Plesioth Mail        |    |
| Gauntlets        | nothing              |    |
| Waist            | Iron Belt            |    |
| Legs             | Plesioth Greaves     |    |
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| Skills given     | Runner               |    |
------------------------------------------------
| Whetstone        | 8 pts                | 2  |
| Potion           | 7 pts                | 5  |
| Ration           | 0 pts                | 3  |
| Sonic Bomb       | 45 pts               | 2  |
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3.1.4.2 Longsword                         [DAI2]
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Point multiplier: 90%

Equipment, skills and items:
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| Weapon           | Eager Cleaver        |    |
| Head             | Blue Piercing        |    |
| Torso            | Velociprey Body      |    |
| Gauntlets        | Velociprey Gloves    |    |
| Waist            | nothing              |    |
| Legs             | Velociprey Feet      |    |
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| Skills given     | Water Res +5         |    |
------------------------------------------------
| Whetstone        | 8 pts                | 3  |
| Potion           | 7 pts                | 5  |
| Ration           | 0 pts                | 3  |
| Sonic Bomb       | 45 pts               | 1  |
------------------------------------------------

/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
3.1.4.3 Hunting Horn                      [DAI3]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
Point multiplier: 95%

Equipment, skills and items:
------------------------------------------------
| Weapon           | War Drum             |    |
| Head             | nothing              |    |
| Torso            | Rathalos Mail        |    |
| Gauntlets        | Battle Vambraces     |    |
| Waist            | Giaprey Tasset       |    |
| Legs             | Genprey Greaves      |    |
------------------------------------------------
| Skills given     | Attack Up (Medium)   |    |
------------------------------------------------
| Whetstone        | 8 pts                | 3  |
| Potion           | 7 pts                | 5  |
| Ration           | 0 pts                | 3  |
| Sonic Bomb       | 45 pts               | 1  |
------------------------------------------------

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3.1.4.4 Lance                             [DAI4]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
Point multiplier: 105%

Equipment, skills and items:
------------------------------------------------
| Weapon           | Paladin Lance        |    |
| Head             | nothing              |    |
| Torso            | Giaprey Mail         |    |
| Gauntlets        | Battle Vambraces     |    |
| Waist            | Giaprey Tasset       |    |
| Legs             | Giaprey Greaves      |    |
------------------------------------------------
| Skills given     | Guard +1             |    |
------------------------------------------------
| Whetstone        | 8 pts                | 3  |
| Potion           | 7 pts                | 5  |
| Ration           | 0 pts                | 3  |
| Shock Trap       | 160 pts              | 1  |
------------------------------------------------

/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
3.1.4.5 Bow                               [DAI5]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
Point multiplier: 100%

Equipment, skills and items:
------------------------------------------------
| Weapon           | Hunter's Power Bow I |    |
| Head             | Yellow Piercing      |    |
| Torso            | Hunter's Vest        |    |
| Gauntlets        | nothing              |    |
| Waist            | Iron Belt            |    |
| Legs             | Gypceros Leggings    |    |
------------------------------------------------
| Skills given     | Runner               |    |
------------------------------------------------
| Power Coating    | 3 pts                | 40 |
| Mega Potion      | 16 pts               | 3  |
| Ration           | 0 pts                | 3  |
| Sonic Bomb       | 45 pts               | 1  |
------------------------------------------------

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3.1.5 Blangonga                           [BBLA]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
Unlock: Encounter Blangonga in the village quest
Timeframe: 30 minutes

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| For what           | Points          | Conditions                           |
|                    | worth           |                                      |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Quest Clear        | 3000 pts        | Clear the quest                      |
| Monster kill bonus | 2300 pts        | Kill Blangonga                       |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Time Bonus         | 4500 pts        | Finish under 5:00                    |
|                    | 2250 pts        | Finish under 10:00                   |
|                    | 900 pts         | Finish under 15:00                   |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Mega Demondrug     | 283 pts         | Carve (3x)                           |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rewards:
- Blangonga Coin
- Blackbelt Ticket
- Steel Egg
- 2000z

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3.1.5.1 Sword and Shield                  [BLA1]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
Point multiplier: 90%

Equipment, skills and items:
------------------------------------------------
| Weapon           | Deathprize           |    |
| Head             | White Piercing       |    |
| Torso            | Giaprey Body         |    |
| Gauntlets        | Giaprey Gloves       |    |
| Waist            | nothing              |    |
| Legs             | Giaprey Feet         |    |
------------------------------------------------
| Skills given     | Ice Res +5           |    |
------------------------------------------------
| Whetstone        | 8 pts                | 3  |
| Potion           | 7 pts                | 5  |
| Ration           | 0 pts                | 3  |
| Lg Barrel-Bomb   | 52 pts               | 3  |
| Sm Barrel-Bomb   | 16 pts               | 3  |
| Thawing Agent    | 10 pts               | 2  |
------------------------------------------------

/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
3.1.5.2 Longsword                         [BLA2]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
Point multiplier: 95%

Equipment, skills and items:
------------------------------------------------
| Weapon           | Wyvern Blade "Fall"  |    |
| Head             | White Piercing       |    |
| Torso            | Hunter's Mail        |    |
| Gauntlets        | Tigrex Vambraces     |    |
| Waist            | Hunter's Tasset      |    |
| Legs             | Mosswine Feet        |    |
------------------------------------------------
| Skills given     | no skill             |    |
------------------------------------------------
| Whetstone        | 8 pts                | 3  |
| Potion           | 7 pts                | 7  |
| Ration           | 0 pts                | 3  |
| Thawing Agent    | 10 pts               | 2  |
------------------------------------------------

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3.1.5.3 Hammer                            [BLA3]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
Point multiplier: 105%

Equipment, skills and items:
------------------------------------------------
| Weapon           | Dragonhead Hammer    |    |
| Head             | nothing              |    |
| Torso            | Giaprey Mail         |    |
| Gauntlets        | Giaprey Vambraces    |    |
| Waist            | Giaprey Tasset       |    |
| Legs             | Giaprey Greaves      |    |
------------------------------------------------
| Skills given     | Snow Resistance      |    |
------------------------------------------------
| Whetstone        | 8 pts                | 3  |
| Potion           | 7 pts                | 5  |
| Ration           | 0 pts                | 3  |
------------------------------------------------

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3.1.5.4 Lance                             [BLA4]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
Point multiplier: 115%

Equipment, skills and items:
------------------------------------------------
| Weapon           | Crimson Lance        |    |
| Head             | Velociprey Helm      |    |
| Torso            | Velociprey Mail      |    |
| Gauntlets        | Velociprey Braces    |    |
| Waist            | Ceanataur Tasset     |    |
| Legs             | Ceanataur Greaves    |    |
------------------------------------------------
| Skills given     | Sharpening Skl Inc   |    |
------------------------------------------------
| Whetstone        | 8 pts                | 7  |
| Mega Potion      | 16 pts               | 4  |
| Ration           | 0 pts                | 3  |
| Shock Trap       | 160 pts              | 1  |
| Sply Lg Brrl Bmb | 0 pts                | 1  |
| Thawing Agent    | 10 pts               | 2  |
------------------------------------------------

/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
3.1.5.5 Heavy Bowgun                      [BLA5]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
Point multiplier: 100%

Equipment, skills and items:
------------------------------------------------
| Weapon           | Uranos Grenade       |    |
| Head             | Conga Cap            |    |
| Torso            | Conga Vest           |    |
| Gauntlets        | Conga Guards         |    |
| Waist            | Hunter's Coat        |    |
| Legs             | Hunter's Leggings    |    |
------------------------------------------------
| Skills given     | NormalS/RapidBow Up  |    |
------------------------------------------------
| Normal S Lv1     | 0 pts                | -  |
| Normal S Lv2     | 1 pts                | 30 |
| Flaming S        | 3 pts                | 30 |
| Clust S Lv2      | 6 pts                | 3  |
| Mega Potion      | 16 pts               | 3  |
| Ration           | 0 pts                | 3  |
| Thawing Agent    | 10 pts               | 2  |
------------------------------------------------

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3.1.6 Yian Garuga                         [BYGG]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
Unlock: Encounter Yian Garuga in the village quest
Timeframe: 40 minutes

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| For what           | Points          | Conditions                           |
|                    | worth           |                                      |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Quest Clear        | 3500 pts        | Clear the quest                      |
| Monster kill bonus | 2000 pts        | Kill Yian Garuga                     |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Time Bonus         | 5250 pts        | Finish under 10:00                   |
|                    | 2625 pts        | Finish under 20:00                   |
|                    | 1050 pts        | Finish under 30:00                   |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Lifepowder         | 315 pts          | Carve (3x)                          |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rewards:
- Yian Garuga Coin
- Blackbelt Ticket
- Steel Egg
- 2000z

/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
3.1.7 Tigrex                              [BTIG]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
Unlock: Encounter Tigrex in the village quest
Timeframe: 40 minutes

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| For what           | Points          | Conditions                           |
|                    | worth           |                                      |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Quest Clear        | 4000 pts        | Clear the quest                      |
| Monster kill bonus | 2500 pts        | Kill Tigrex                          |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Time Bonus         | 6000 pts        | Finish under 10:00                   |
|                    | 3000 pts        | Finish under 20:00                   |
|                    | 1200 pts        | Finish under 30:00                   |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Lg Monster Bone    | 440 pts         | Carve (3x)                           |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rewards:
- Tigrex Coin
- Blackbelt Ticket
- Steel Egg
- 2000z

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3.1.8 Diablos                             [BDIA]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
Unlock: Encounter Diablos in the village quest
Timeframe: 40 minutes

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| For what           | Points          | Conditions                           |
|                    | worth           |                                      |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Quest Clear        | 4500 pts        | Clear the quest                      |
| Monster kill bonus | 3000 pts        | Kill Diablos                         |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Time Bonus         | 6750 pts        | Finish under 10:00                   |
|                    | 3375 pts        | Finish under 20:00                   |
|                    | 1350 pts        | Finish under 30:00                   |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Lg Monster Bone    | 440 pts         | Carve (3x)                           |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rewards:
- Diablos Coin
- Expert Ticket
- Expand Pickaxe
- 3000z

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3.1.9 Gravios                             [BGRV]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
Unlock: Encounter Gravios in the village quest
Timeframe: 40 minutes

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| For what           | Points          | Conditions                           |
|                    | worth           |                                      |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Quest Clear        | 5000 pts        | Clear the quest                      |
| Monster kill bonus | 3000 pts        | Kill Gravios                         |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Time Bonus         | 7500 pts        | Finish under 10:00                   |
|                    | 3750 pts        | Finish under 20:00                   |
|                    | 1500 pts        | Finish under 30:00                   |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Dragonite Ore      | 480 pts         | Carve (3x)                           |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rewards:
- Gravios Coin
- Expert Ticket
- Expand Pickaxe
- 3000z

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3.1.10 Kirin                              [BKIR]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
Unlock: Encounter Kirin in the village quest "Fleeting Shadow"
Timeframe: 40 minutes

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| For what           | Points          | Conditions                           |
|                    | worth           |                                      |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Quest Clear        | 5500 pts        | Clear the quest                      |
| Monster kill bonus | 3200 pts        | Kill Kirin                           |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Time Bonus         | 8250 pts        | Finish under 10:00                   |
|                    | 4125 pts        | Finish under 20:00                   |
|                    | 1650 pts        | Finish under 30:00                   |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Lightcrystal       | 1150 pts        | Carve (2x)                           |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rewards:
- Kirin Coin
- Expert Ticket
- Expand Pickaxe
- 3000z

/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
3.2 Special Training                      [SPEC]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/

The special training quests are unlocked once you have defeated one monster of
the given type AND completed the corresponding Battle Training level. For
example Plesioth Special Training is the two star quest, you need to complete
Khezu and Daimyo (both two star battle trainings) to unlock it.

Within the special trainings game areas all gathering spots are present as if
they were normal quests, but they yield very different items. I have listed all
items special to the training below, use the resource maps on gameFAQs to look
up the gathering spots if you have problems finding something.

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3.2.1 Cephadrome                          [SCEP]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
Unlock: Kill a Cephadrome and complete Yian Kut-Ku and Congalala Solo training
with all weapons
Timeframe: 40 minutes
Area: Desert

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| For what           | Points          | Conditions                           |
|                    | worth           |                                      |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Quest Clear        | 2000 pts        | Clear the quest                      |
| Monster kill bonus | 1600 pts        | Kill Cephadrome                      |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Time Bonus         | 3000 pts        | Finish under 10:00                   |
|                    | 1500 pts        | Finish under 20:00                   |
|                    | 600 pts         | Finish under 30:00                   |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Med Monster Bone   | ??? pts         | Carve (3x)                           |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rewards:
- Cephadrome Coin
- Blackbelt Ticket
- Small Goldenfish
- 2000z

Field Resources
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Area # | Item                        | Points   | Comment                   |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| #1     | Raw Meat                    | ??? pts  | Carve (Apceros)           |
|      S | Iron Pickaxe                | ??? pts  |                           |
|     NW | Large Barrel                | ??? pts  |                           |
|        | Bitterbug                   | ??? pts  | Bugspot                   |
|        | Cool Drink                  | ??? pts  | Bugspot                   |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| #2     | Sushifish                   | ??? pts  | Carve (Cephalos)          |
|      S | Map                         | 0 pts    |                           |
|     SW | Mini Whetstone              | 0 pts    |                           |
|     NE | Potion                      | ??? pts  |                           |
|      W | Paintball                   | ??? pts  |                           |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| #3     | Paralyze Thr Knf            | 0 pts    | Carve (Genprey)           |
|        | Psychoserum                 | ??? pts  | Carve (Vespoid)           |
|        | Large Barrel Bomb           | ??? pts  | Mining Spot               |
|     NW | Bugnet                      | ??? pts  |                           |
|    MID | Paintball                   | ??? pts  |                           |
|      N | Worm/Frog                   | ??? pts  |                           |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| #4     | Paralyze Thr Knf            | 0 pts    | Carve (Genprey)           |
|        | Power Juice                 | ??? pts  | Mining Spot               |
|        | Spply Flash Bmb             | 0 pts    | Mining Spot               |
|        | Lg Barrel-Bomb              | 0 pts    | Mining Spot               |
|     SE | Mega Potion                 | 16 pts   |                           |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| #5     | Paralyze Thr Knf            | 0 pts    | Carve (Genprey)           |
|      S | Gunpowder                   | ??? pts  |                           |
|     NW | Bugnet                      | ??? pts  |                           |
|      N | Portable Spit               | 0 pts    |                           |
|     SE | Psychoserum                 | ??? pts  |                           |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| #6     | Sm Barrel Bomb              | 16 pts   | Carve (Ceanataur)         |
|        | Frog                        | ??? pts  | Bugspot                   |
|        | Sm Barrel Bomb              | 16 pts   | Mining Spot               |
|      S | Farcaster                   | ??? pts  |                           |
|      W | Book of Combos 2            | ??? pts  |                           |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| #7     | Sushifish                   | ??? pts  | Carve (Cephalos)          |
|        | Sonic Bomb                  | ??? pts  | Bugspot                   |
|    MID | Mini Whetstone              | ??? pts  |                           |
|      S | Hot Pepper                  | ??? pts  |                           |
|      W | Cool Drink                  | ??? pts  |                           |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| #8     | Sply Max Potion             | 0 pts    | Bug Spot                  |
|      N | Demondrug                   | ??? pts  |                           |
|      W | Ration                      | 0 pts    |                           |
|      N | Book of Combos 1            | ??? pts  |                           |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| #9     | Gourmet Fish                | ??? pts  | Drop (Melynx)             |
|     NE | Potion                      | ??? pts  |                           |
|     SW | Power Coating               | ??? pts  |                           |
|      W | Antidote                    | ??? pts  |                           |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| #10    | Sm Barrel Bomb              | 16 pts   | Carve (Ceanataur)         |
|     SE | Mega Potion                 | 16 pts   |                           |
|     NW | Sonic Bomb                  | ?? pts   |                           |
|        | Prtbl Shock Trap            | 0 pts    | Mining Spot               |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
3.2.1.1 Duals                             [CEP1]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
Point multiplier: 105%

Equipment, skills and items:
------------------------------------------------
| Weapon           | Twin Dagger+         |    |
| Head             | Red Piercing         |    |
| Torso            | nothing              |    |
| Gauntlets        | nothing              |    |
| Waist            | nothing              |    |
| Legs             | Diablo Greaves       |    |
------------------------------------------------
| Skills given     | Reckless Abandon+1   |    |
------------------------------------------------
| Whetstone        | 8 pts                | 2  |
| Potion           | 7 pts                | 3  |
| Power Juice      | ?? pts               | 1  |
| Cool Drink       | ?? pts               | 1  |
| Sm Barrrel-Bomb  | 16 pts               | 3  |
| Paintball        | ?? pts               | 1  |
------------------------------------------------

/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
3.2.1.2 Long Sword                        [CEP2]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
Point multiplier: 95%

Equipment, skills and items:
------------------------------------------------
| Weapon           | Bone Katana "Wolf"   |    |
| Head             | Hunter's Helm        |    |
| Torso            | Hunter's Mail        |    |
| Gauntlets        | Velociprey Braces    |    |
| Waist            | Hunter's Tasset      |    |
| Legs             | Dark Metal Boots     |    |
------------------------------------------------
| Skills given     | Autotracker          |    |
------------------------------------------------
| Whetstone        | 8 pts                | 2  |
| Potion           | 7 pts                | 3  |
| Ration           | 0 pts                | 2  |
| Sonic Bomb       | ?? pts               | 2  |
------------------------------------------------
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3.2.2 Plesioth                            [SPLS]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
Unlock: Kill a Plesioth and complete Khezu and Daimyo Hermitaur Solo training
with all weapons
Timeframe: 40 minutes
Area: Jungle

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| For what           | Points          | Conditions                           |
|                    | worth           |                                      |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Quest Clear        | 3000 pts        | Clear the quest                      |
| Monster kill bonus | 2500 pts        | Kill Plesiozh                        |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Time Bonus         | 4500 pts        | Finish under 10:00                   |
|                    | 2250 pts        | Finish under 20:00                   |
|                    | 900 pts         | Finish under 30:00                   |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Piscine Fang       | ??? pts         | Carve (3x)                           |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rewards:
- Plesioth Coin
- Blackbelt Ticket
- Steel Egg
- 2000z

/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
3.2.3 Shogun Ceanataur                    [SCEN]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
Unlock: Kill a Shogun Ceanataur and complete Blangonga and Yian Garuga Solo
training with all weapons
Timeframe: 40 minutes
Area: Swamp

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| For what           | Points          | Conditions                           |
|                    | worth           |                                      |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Quest Clear        | 4000 pts        | Clear the quest                      |
| Monster kill bonus | 3000 pts        | Kill Shogun Ceanataur                |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Time Bonus         | 6000 pts        | Finish under 10:00                   |
|                    | 3000 pts        | Finish under 20:00                   |
|                    | 1200 pts        | Finish under 30:00                   |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Akito Jewel        | ??? pts         | Carve (3x)                           |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rewards:
- Shogun Coin
- Blackbelt Ticket
- Steel Egg
- ????z

/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
3.2.4 Rathalos                            [SRAT]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
Unlock: Kill a Rathalos and complete Tigrex and Diablos Solo training
with all weapons
Timeframe: 50 minutes
Area: Forest and Hills

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| For what           | Points          | Conditions                           |
|                    | worth           |                                      |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Quest Clear        | 5000 pts        | Clear the quest                      |
| Monster kill bonus | 3000 pts        | Kill Rathalos                        |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Time Bonus         | 7500 pts        | Finish under 15:00                   |
|                    | 3750 pts        | Finish under 30:00                   |
|                    | 1500 pts        | Finish under 45:00                   |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Rathalos Scale     | ??? pts         | Carve (3x)                           |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rewards:
- Fire Coin
- Expert Ticket
- Steel Egg
- ????z

/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
3.2.5 Rajang                              [SRAJ]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
Unlock: Kill a Rajang and complete Gravios and Kirin Solo training
with all weapons
Timeframe: 50 minutes
Area: Snowy Mountains

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| For what           | Points          | Conditions                           |
|                    | worth           |                                      |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Quest Clear        | 6000 pts        | Clear the quest                      |
| Monster kill bonus | 4000 pts        | Kill Rajang                          |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Time Bonus         | 9000 pts        | Finish under 15:00                   |
|                    | 4500 pts        | Finish under 30:00                   |
|                    | 1800 pts        | Finish under 45:00                   |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Steel Egg          | 1000 pts        | Carve (3x)                           |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rewards:
- Rajang Coin
- Expert Ticket
- Expand Pickaxe
- ????z

/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
5 Group Training                          [GROU]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/

Group Training can be done solo or with up to four players. To enter the group
training you need the wlan switch to be in the on position even if you are 
going to play solo.

The monsters here have either more hitpoints or a stronger defense value since
they will take some time to defeat. Expect difficulty to be at guild level.

Like the special training the quests take place in game areas with different
resources and you are rewarded with training points upon completion and some-
times strange rewards.

/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
5.1 Yian Kut Ku                           [GYKK]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
Unlock: Unlocked right away
Timeframe: 10 minutes
Area: Great Arena

/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
5.2 Cephadrome                            [GCEP]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
Unlock: Complete 'The Land Shark' (Guild 3 star) and kill five Cephadromes
Timeframe: 30 minutes
Area: Desert

/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
5.3 Rathian                               [GRAT]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
Unlock: Complete 'The Queens Descent' (Guild 5 star) and kill ten Rathians
Timeframe: 40 minutes
Area: Jungle

/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
6 Unlockables through Training School     [UNLO]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/

There are three stages of unlockables. You'll get the first batch when you have
completed ALL Battle Trainings, meaning 10 quests with each of the five weapons
netting 50 quests. 

Barrage Piercing: Complete ALL Battle Training
Black Belt Badge: same as above

The next stage requires you to complete ALL special training. Since you can 
only complete special training when you have unlocked it and you can only 
unlock the training by completeing Battle Training, you need to, well, do 75 
quests for SSP.

Sword Saint Piercing: Complete ALL Special Training
Expert Badge: same as above

The last stage is a bit different. You have to complete all Battle, all Special
and one of each Group Training, but with the same weapon line, for example
Duals/SnS. 

HR6 Black Fatalis (rounds): Complete ALL Battle Training, ALL Special Training
    and the three Group Trainings with the one weapon line
Legend Badge: same as above

/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/
7 Training Tactics by Azrael              [TRTA]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/

This section is currently about fastest times.  If you're having trouble with a
particular training battle, this may not be the section for you.
If, however, you enjoy a challenge and want to beat your, or your friends times,
this is the place to be.

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7.1 Background                            [TTBG]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/

It all started when Fresh added the hi-scores for training to
http://reign-of-the-rathalos.com.  At first I was amazed and doubtful at some
of the scores, as I was trying to work my way through each quests.  Then I came
back determined to beat my records, when I realised something.  Most training
sessions have a kind of 'shortcut', where you're given very specific items,
weapons and skills that can slash times considerably.  Once you get into it, it
seems a little obvious, and I'll admit that although refined in places, other
people will have created similar battleplans to these, as there's not much scope
for error.
These times have been tried and tested, and I'll give my current scores
(not the best there is, but often close) afterwards.  Hope you enjoy the
time-attacks as much as I did.
I believe that each battle training can be completed in under 2 minutes,
weapon choice permitting.

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7.2 Garuga (Hammer)                       [TTGA]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/

Run in, and almost immediately lay a trap. If you're lucky, he'll run towards
you and do a side-bite, and then either fireball, or do the "thinking" animation
twice in a row (without screaming).
If he gets in the trap now, you've screwed it up - you need to save it for
later, so re-position yourself away from it.
Basically, once the trap is down, the aim is to triple pound his head as many
times as possible in as short a time as possible. Doing this correctly will
result in you knocking him out before, or just as he enters rage mode.
The best times to triple pound him are;
Just after a fireball - if it's a triple fireball, approach from your left, his
right.
(if you're close enough) during the "thinking stance" (if you're too far away,
not all the hits will catch him, and he could scream before you can stagger
him/knock him out - it's a risk you wouldn't normally take)
if he's not in rage, you can run in after a backflip and get a triple in.
as he's turning after falling down, it's possible to catch the last blow of the
triple if you're careful and avoid bouncing off his tail.

Ok, when you've knocked him out for the first time, move to his head, and keep
triple pounding him. You should get 2 combos in before he gets up.
When he gets up, he will move about 15-20 degrees to his right and shake his
head. Then he will rage, and do the jumping animation.
Now this is tricky, but you should be able to time it so that you can catch some
of a triple pound on him in this time.
If he does a fireball or the "thinking stance" afterwards then cram another
combo in.
No you need to position yourself opposite the trap you laid earlier and draw him
into it. Now triple pound him for all you're worth.
The trap alone won't hold him long enough to knock him out, but provided you've
fit in enough hits, the combos you lay down while he's trapped will knock him
out for a second time.
Roll to his head again, and triple pound him for all you're worth. If he's not
dead now, he's very close.
Just go hell for leather until he's dead.

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7.3 Tigrex (Hunting Horn)                 [TTTI]
/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/

Run past him to the shock trap and grab it. If you're lucky, you won't get hit
(this again depends on luck).
Now throw the flash, and lay the trap in front of him.
While the flash is in effect, try your best to build up his knock out by
triangling him repeatedly.
While this may not knock him out, by the time he recovers, you should be able to
lead him into the trap and continue the process. Once he's knocked out,
reposition yourself and keep going.
When he recovers, he should leap back, roar, and become enraged. As soon as the
opportunity presents itself (most likely during his roar) use the knives to send
him to sleep.
Now run and get the other supply bomb and lay them both next to his left foot.
If done correctly, you should only have used 3 of the 5 knives, so use another
knife to detonate the bombs, but make sure the knife doesn't go through the
bombs and hit him (stealing the 3x sleep damage bonus).
Now enough damage should have been inflicted on his leg to trip him, and you
should have enough time to triangle his head until he dies.

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7.4 Diablos (Hammer)                      [TTDI]
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This is one of the least complicated tactics, but it depends on luck, good
timing, and you may have to repeat it several times to get a more desirable
time.

Run past him and throw the flash in front of you (won't work if he digs - you
may want to restart)
triple pound him with the hammer in the:

O stomach - easy (0.5 multiplier on impact damage)
O base of the tail - medium (0.55 multiplier on impact)
O neck - hard (0.65 multiplier on impact)

Tactics
Constant neck and base-of-the-tail hits should get you finishing just as your
weapon loses sharpness.
Anyway, when he becomes un-flashed, flash him again ASAP. He usually enters rage
mode after a pounding, so this gives you a ~2 second window to re-flash him. You
can't extend the flash - you have to wait for the first flash to wear off. The
effect lasts 30 seconds, so you could try and time it, but I found this
near-impossible. At some point he'll become stunned, and you should be able to
fit in 3 triple pounds (neck ftw). With one stun and 3 flashes you should beat
him in about 2 minutes. You'll get a longer time if he:

O digs immediately (you may want to restart if he does)
O spins constantly while flashed
O escapes between flashes
O avoids a flash.

If by some miracle you get all 3 flashes off without him moving and he just sits
there and growls the whole time, you're looking at a sub 2 minute time.

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7.5 Kirin (Sword and Shield)              [TTKI]
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This one is far easier if you've had previous experience fighting Kirins.
I finished up MHF playing a lot of TnL (dual G ranked Kirins).  Even so, I look
like a novice compared to Ronnomaru of the Twilight Hunters, who makes it look
easy.  Suggest you check out his Kirin training video on Youtube.  This one also
requires a little background.  If you know everything about Kirin, skip ahead.
The single most important thing to know about Kirin, is Bowser LK's
"Kirin stagger" discovery.  Simply put, Boswer found out that when you break
Kirins stagger limit (inflict over 200 hp of damage), your angle of attack will
affect what happens.  If your attack hits him from the front, he will flinch his
head a little and carry on; if you attack him in the same direction he's facing
when the stagger is breached, he'll fall to the ground and lie there while you
attack his most vulnerable spot (his horn).  Given a powerful enough weapon,
this means you can inflict a huge amount of damage while he's virtually
motionless, and then stagger him again quickly.  Obviously our weapon is the
masters blade, and could do with a bit more power, but the basic principle
still stands.
Now, kirins attacks haven't changed too much from MHF.  What you really need to
know are his 3 main lightning attacks.

O One strikes continually, directly above and on to him.  Get close but don't
  touch.
O One strikes in a cone out in front of him.  Safe to attack, but I'd just get
  in position, as one horn hit is worth many "ass-hits".
O One strikes 360 all around him.  Back away, that's high voltage.

Tactics
In Ronnomaru's video he sleeps kirin immediately and finishes the training in
about 2:17.
Sleeping him immediately is easy. Sleeping him when raged has a serious risk of:

1) missing him when throwing the knives
2) Hitting him, but spend too much time dodging and the status running out
3) You could wait for the proud stance and get 3 of the knives in, but this
   could be a long time waiting.
4) If you use 5 knives you have to detonate with R+O which means you get pushed
   away with hit-freeze and can't unleash a combo on him.

So definitely safer sleeping him first. Now this means you fight him in rage.
However, check this out;

If you wait behind him as he's doing a lightning attack (carefully, as sometimes
the attack is still continuing as he turns and moves - avoid if it's a 360
lightning attack), then move towards him, about a kirin length away, and then
press O as he turns towards you (just to point out here, he shouldn't be able
to start any attacks from here that will instantly hit you, like a charge). As
long as he's slightly more on your right side you should catch his horn.
You'll know because of the brief hit-freeze. If you did, you just did 40 (iirc)
 damage to him, or 50 if you saw the red flash of affinity. Kirins stagger is
200 damage, so keep track. I didn't calculate head damage, but it's less.
After about 8 attacks on average (mixed head/horn hits) he should be ripe for
staggering (aka boswers technique of hitting him from behind).

Now, remember we were fighting him in rage mode? Not only are his attacks
faster, but he's more likely to stick close to you, meaning more opportunities.

Now I didn't get as much chance as I'd have liked to test this, and I was
borrowing my friends pristene PSP which I had to give back the same day I
developed all this, and my analogue is far from accurate. However the O thing
seemed to work well. I'd recommend trying this method and seeing how you do. I
got to about 3:45 I think after a few goes.

The last bit I would add, is that getting that last bomb to hit is hard, but
possibly easier in rage mode. It might however be worth saving it until he's
ready to stagger, as in Ronno's video.  This is possibly more luck than anything
else, but even so, it's the only part that doesn't depend on skill.

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8 Credits                                 [CRED]
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Copyright section layout and text by Boldrin.
Tactics by Azrael.
Blacklotus and Ronnomaru for the basis of the Kirin SnS tactics.
Blacklotus for the technique of sleep bombing Tigrex's leg.
The gameFAQs MHF2 board for general assistance.

Invaluable hints provided by:
Ronnomaru, Boswer_Elkei, Blacklotus

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2008/02/26 v0.8  first draft submitted to gameFAQs
2008/03/06 v0.9  amended many sections
                 added unlockables
2008/05/14 v0.95 point values for time bonus 
                 unlock information verified
                 amended many sections

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