5/24/99

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                           * Secret of Evermore *
                           *   Shopping Guide   *
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I recently played through Secret of Evermore and found myself 
constantly needing to know 3 things which were not readily available in 
the guides I could find. So I thought I'd put these things together for 
quick reference. They are:

  I. Exactly What to Buy in Nobila
 II. Bargain Hunting (where to find the cheapest ingrediants)
III. Ingrediant Requirements (necessary ingrediants for each spell)



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I.                    *Exactly What to Buy in Nobila*
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Here's what I'll do: I'll tell you exactly what you need to buy so you 
can get everything you should in Nobila and later, Gothica. 

NOTE: I highly suggest that you get your spice and rice free from the 
invisible whirlpool outside Nobila. It's just to the left of the Nobila 
entrance. It should be right below the large rock. You know you're in 
it when you start spinning around. Keep spinning until you go 
underground and get 99 spice and 99 rice. You'll need to eventually do 
it twice because you're gonna need a lot of spice.


From the Whirlpool get these:

150 spice
 99 rice (you'll actually only need about half this amount)


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|Buy These Things in Nobila|
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Buy these things:

19  Beads
 8  Perfume 
 1  Spoon 
 3  Gold Jackal 
 4  Tapestry 
 2  Limestone Tablet 
 4  Jeweled Scarab 
 5  Chickens 

So that you can get:

1 Jade Disk 
1 Sun Stone 
1 Moxa Stick 
1 Silver Sheath 
1 Ruby Heart 
1 Bronze Gauntlet 
1 Obsidian Helm 
1 Stone Vest 
1 Centurian Helm 
Tiny to throw the stone (need a Mud Pepper)

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|Items You'll Need for Gothica|
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Sometime before leaving Antiqua you should also buy these:

1  Jeweled Scarab
1  Golden Jackal
20 Perfumes
18 Beads

So that you can later get:

1 Oracle Bone
1 Thug's Cloak
1 Insect Incense
1 Chocobo Egg



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II.                       *Bargain Hunting*
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This section is for finding out where the best price for each 
ingredient is. You can compare, for example, how much an ingredient 
costs in Prehistorica to how much it -should- cost in, say, Gothica. 

Terminology:
* marks the lowest price in the game for that item.
++ indicates that the price is the best, but is only temporary


Keep in mind that:

1 Talon=1/2 Jewel             1 Jewel =2   Talons
       =1/4 Gold                      =1/2 Gold
       =2   Credits                   =4   Credits

1 Gold =4 Talons              1 Credit=1/2 Talon
       =2 Jewels                      =1/4 Jewel
       =8 Credits                     =1/8 Gold




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                           |Prehistorica|
                           --------------
 
{Man in Bugmuck Cave}

 Water      30 TALONS      15 Jewels       7.5 Gold       60 Credits
*CRYSTAL    60   -         30   -          15   -        120   -
*WAX        80   -         40   -          20   -        160   -
*OIL        60   -         30   -          15   -        120   -


{Acid Rain Spell Man}

*CLAY       30 TALONS      15 Jewels       7.5 Gold       60 Credits
*WATER      20   -         10   -           5   -         40   -
*ASH        50   -         25   -          12.5 -        100   -
*WAX        80   -         40   -          20   -        160   -
*CRYSTAL    60   -         30   -          15   -        120   -


{Man at Top of Volcano} (temporary)

++WAX        50 TALONS      25 Jewels       12.5 Gold     100 Credits
++CLAY       30   -         15   -           7.5  -        60   -
++ASH        50   -         25   -          12.5  -       100   - 
  Water      40   -         20   -          10    -        80   -


{Strong Heart} (after Gothica)

 Water      40 TALONS      20 Jewels        10 Gold       80 Credits
 Wax       100   -         50   -           25  -        200   -
 Oil        80   -         40   -           20  -        160   -
*ROOT       50   -         25   -          12.5 -        100   -
*VINEGAR    90   -         45   -          22.5 -        180   -


{Strong Heart} (before Gothica)
   
   Water      30 TALONS      15 Jewels        7.5 Gold      60 Credits 
   Oil        60   -         30   -           15   -       120   -  
   Root       60   -         30   -           15   -       120   -
 ++WAX        80   -         40   -           20   -       160   -


 {Strong Heart's Brother}

 Ash        60 TALONS      30 Jewels       15 Gold       120 Credits 
 Water      60    -        30   -          15  -         120   -
 Wax       120    -        60   -          30  -         240   -
 Oil       100    -        50   -          25  -         200   -
 Crystal    80    -        40   -          20  -         160   -



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                              |Antiqua|
                              ---------

 {Blimp}

 Ash        120 Talons     60 JEWELS       30 Gold       240 Credits
 Oil        120   -        60   -          30  -         240   -
 Wax        120   -        60   -          30  -         240   -
 Crystal    160   -        80   -          40  -         320   -
 Water       80   -        40   -          20  -         160   -
*BONE       240   -       120   -          60  -         480   -
*MUD PEPPER 600   -       300   -         150  -        1200   -   
*LIME STONE 240   -       120   -          60  -         480   -


 {Drain Spell Man}

 Wax        200 Talons    100 JEWELS       50 Gold       400 Credits
 Water      100   -        50   -          25  -         200   -
 Root       120   -        60   -          30  -         240   -
 Ethonol    200   -       100   -          50  -         400   -


 {Horace's Assistant} (temporary)
 
 ++BRIMSTONE  360 Talons    180 JEWELS       90 Gold       720 Credits
   Root       100   -        50   -          25  -         200   -
   Vinegar    200   -       100   -          50  -         400   - 
   Wax        100   -        50   -          25  -         200   -
   Oil        120   -        60   -          30  -         240   - 
   Ash        120   -        60   -          30  -         240   - 


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                               |Gothica|
                               ---------

{Man Under Chessboard}

*GREASE    320 Talons    160 Jewels       80 GOLD       640 Credits
 Iron      600   -       300   -         150  -        1200   -
 Wax       400   -       200   -         100  -         800   -
 Crystal   640   -       320   -         160  -        1280   -

{Regrowth Spell Woman} (after defeating Mungola)

 Mushroom 1000 Talons    500 Jewels      250 GOLD      2000 Credits
 Water     140   -        70   -          35  -         280   -
 Root      320   -       160   -          80  -         640   -
 Ash       200   -       100   -          50  -         400   -
 Clay      120   -        60   -          30  -         240   -
*ACORN     200   -       100   -          50  -         400   -


{Regrowth Spell Woman} (before defeating Mungola)

 Acorn     400 Talons    200 Jewels      100 GOLD       800 Credits
 Clay      240   -       120   -          60  -         480   -
 Wax       320   -       160   -          80  -         640   -
 Water     200   -       100   -          50  -         400   -


 {Lance}

  Ethanol   240 Talons    120 Jewels       60 GOLD       480 Credtis
  Wax       240   -       120   -          60  -         480    -
  Ash       240   -       120   -          60  -         480    -
  Iron      480   -       240   -         120  -         960    -
  Acorn     480   -       240   -         120  -         960    -
 *BRIMSTONE 600   -       300   -         150  -        1200    -
  Crystal   320   -       160   -          80  -         640    -


 {Tinker Tinderbox}

 Acorn     480 Talons    240 Jewels      120 GOLD       960 Credits 
 Brimstone 640   -       320   -         160  -        1280   -
 Ethanol   400   -       200   -         100  -         800   -
 Ash       240   -       120   -          60  -         480   -
 Iron      720   -       360   -         180  -        1440   -


 {Man in Dark Forest}

 Mushroom 1200 Talons    600 Jewels      300 GOLD      2400 Credits
 Iron      720   -       360   -         180  -        1280   -
 Roots     320   -       160   -          80  -         640   -
 Oil       320   -       160   -          80  -         640   -
 Ethanol   400   -       200   -         100  -         800   -
 Feather  4000   -      2000   -        1000  -        8000   -


 {Fire Power Spell Man} (temporary)
 
   Feather  4000 Talons   2000 Jewels     1000 GOLD      8000 Credits
 ++BRIMSTONE 600   -       300   -         150  -        1200   -
   Acorn     480   -       240   -         120  -         960   -
   Iron      480   -       240   -         120  -         960   -


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                               |Omnitopia|
                               -----------

 {Area A2}

*IRON       180 Talons     90 Jewels       45 Gold       360 CREDITS
*MUSHROOM   300   -       150   -          75  -         600   -
 Root        80   -        40   -          20  -         160   -
*FEATHER   1000   -       500   -         250  -        2000   -
*ETHANOL    100   -        50   -          25  -         200   -
 Oil         80   -        40   -          20  -         160   -
*GUNPOWDER 1500   -       750   -         375  -        3000   -

NOTE: After I made this part of the guide I found something very  
      similar to it by Carson Lee at RPGamer. I know that sounds 
      really lame to say "How could I rip him off if I didn't know 
      about it?" But I figure that since 

      a) it's not exactly an original idea to want to compare all 
         ingrediant prices in Evemore and

      b) GameFAQs doesn't have something like this and

      c) RPGamer is not exactly the place people go for gameplay help 
         anymore so Carson Lee's FAQ is probably not going to see a 
         whole lot of action (that's not to say that this one will 
         either since so many people hate this game)
      
      d) I honestly did make this on my own

      I'm, therefore, justified in including this portion of the guide



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III.                   *Ingredient Requirements*
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I don't know how useful you'll find this but this is just something you 
should be able to look when you're buying ingrediants and wondering 
"Hmmm, now do I really need any of X ingrediants?"



+Acorn+            +Ash+                   +Atlas Amulet+
 Super Heal X 1     Lightning Storm X 2     Atlas X 1
 Regrowth   X 1     Fireball        X 2    
 Lance      X 1     Explosion       X 1
                    Defend          X 1
                    Atlas           X 1
                    Revealer        X 2

+Bone+             +Brimstone+             +Clay+
 Barrier   X 2      Slow Burn  X 1          Hard Ball X 1 
 Revive    X 1      Fireball   X 1          Defend    X 1
                    Fire Power X 1    

+Crystal+          +Dry Ice+               +Ethanol+
 Stop      X 1      Call Up  X 1            Super Heal   X 2
 Hard Ball X 1                              Explosion    X 2
 Energize  X 1                              Double Drain X 2
                                            Drain        X 1

+Feather+          +Grease+               +Gun Powder+
 One Up     x 1     Reflect     X 2        Nitro X 1
 Fire Power X 1     Force Field X 1    
                    Nitro       X 2       

+Iron+                +Limestone+         +Meteorite+       
 Slow Burn       X 1   Barrier X 1         Call Up X 1
 Reflect         X 1   Crush   X 1
 Lightning Storm X 1
 Lance           X 1
 Force Field     X 2
 Energize        X 1

+Mud Pepper+          +Mushroom+            +Oil+
 Levitate X 1          Corrosion X 1         Flash X 2 
                                             Cure X 1

+Root+                +Vinegar+             +Wax+
 Revive       X 3      Sting X 1             Stop X 2
 One Up       X 1      Miracle Cure X 1      Speed X 1
 Miracle Cure X 2      Escape X 1            Flash X 1
 Drain        X 2      Double Drain x 2      Crush X 1
 Cure         X 2                            Escape X 1
                                             Revealer X 1

+Water+             
 Acid Rain X 3        
 Corrosion X 3    
 Heal      X 1    
 Levitate  X 1
 Regrowth  X 2
 Speed     X 2
 Sting     X 2
                     
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                          Secret of Evermore
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