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|                                  SHADOWRUN                                  |
|                                 SNES Edition                                |
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|                               FAQ/WALKTHROUGH                               |
|                       Version 2.1 (September 1, 2009)                       |
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|                               By The Admiral                                |
|                        Email: Admiral1018@yahoo.com                         |
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INTRODUCTION
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In well over a decade since its original release, Shadowrun remains a unique 
title in the RPG genre.  The game was one of the first set in the cyberpunk 
universe, a dark, futuristic world where large corporations and highly complex 
computer networks reign supreme.  Shadowrun also excels at blending seemingly 
opposing elements together into a single cohesive experience: action and RPG, 
magic and technology, real world and fantasy, problem solving and gun fighting. 
Shadowrun is certainly not an easy game, and the one thing most SNES veterans 
recall about Shadowrun, aside from its creative vision, is its difficulty.  
That's where this guide comes in.

This FAQ/Walkthrough was originally released in 2002 as a Technical Guide.  It 
provided an encyclopedia of information on everything from equipment stats to 
the karma system to enemies to magic spells.  It was the first guide to look 
into all these elements of the game and decipher how they work, on a 
quantifiable level.  Nearly all of the information in that guide was completely 
original and had never been published anywhere else before, either in a 
commercial guide, internet walkthrough, or any other source.

In the years since I wrote that guide, I have remained disappointed with the 
information I see in other walkthroughs and websites.  Important facts and 
strategies are often ineffective or outright incorrect.  A player can read four 
walkthroughs and see four different explanations for what the same statistic or 
skill do (none of which happen to be correct).  The goal of this guide was to 
change that.  I set out to provide a comprehensive source of information for 
players of all caliber, whether a first timer or long-time veteran.  The text 
has been divided into several sections to minimize the spoilers one will 
encounter, as discovering things on one's own is often the richest part of the 
game.  Hopefully this guide will serve as a useful companion in your Shadowrun 
journey, helping to enrich your gaming experience along the way.


NOTE ON SHADOWRUN VERSIONS
--------------------------
There are currently two versions of Shadowrun that have been released in the 
United States.  The main differences are in the dialogue, and it is almost 
impossible to distinguish between the two while playing.  The best way to tell 
the two apart is to talk to the tired customer in the Grim Reaper Club (the one 
who takes the Iced Tea).  When asked about Grinder, in one version he says 
"Morgue Guys" and in the other version he says "Chop Shop" guys.  These two 
terms will be used to distinguish the versions -- "Morgue Guys" and "Chop 
Shop."  The main difference is that the Chop Shop version has more explicit 
dialogue, with several more graphic and sexual comments than in the Morgue Guys 
version.  Aside from this, there are very few game play differences, but any 
ones I have found are carefully noted.  If you come across any that you do not 
think are mentioned here, please email me: Admiral1018@yahoo.com.


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D I S C L A I M E R                                                        SR0A
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This FAQ is meant for personal use only and cannot be reproduced for commercial 
use under any circumstances.  No portions of this guide may be reproduced, in 
part or in entirety, without the consent of the author.  If you would like to 
use any part of this guide in your FAQ or website, I will probably give you 
permission if you ask, but you must ask first (Email: Admiral1018@yahoo.com). 
The Shadowrun video game and all content within are copyright of DataEast.  
Shadowrun and The Matrix are trademarks of FASA Corp.


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T A B L E   O F   C O N T E N T S                                          SR0B
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To jump to any section of this guide quickly, click the Edit option on the 
toolbar, then go to Find and type in the index number listed in the right 
column.  You can also press Ctrl+F to bring up the search box in most browsers 
and text editors.


INTRODUCTION
DISCLAIMER.................................................................SR0A
TABLE OF CONTENTS..........................................................SR0B
USING THIS GUIDE...........................................................SR0C

GETTING STARTED
1. STORY...................................................................SR0D
2. CONTROLS................................................................SR0E
3. MAIN MENU...............................................................SR0F
4. OVERVIEW OF STATS.......................................................SR0G
5. WHAT'S A SHADOWRUNNER?..................................................SR0H
6. GENERAL STRATEGIES......................................................SR0I

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. TENTH STREET...........................................................SR00A
2. OLD TOWN...............................................................SR00B
3. DOWNTOWN...............................................................SR00C
4. DARK BLADE.............................................................SR00D
5. BREMERTON..............................................................SR00E

6. DRAKE TOWER............................................................SR00F
7. VOLCANO................................................................SR00G
8. ANEKI TOWER............................................................SR00H
9. ENDING.................................................................SR00I

WALKTHROUGH
SECTION 1 TENTH STREET.....................................................SR01
SECTION 2 OLD TOWN.........................................................SR02
SECTION 3 DOWNTOWN.........................................................SR03
SECTION 4 RAT SHAMAN AND DARK BLADE........................................SR04

SECTION 5 BREMERTON........................................................SR05
SECTION 6 DRAKE'S STRONGHOLD...............................................SR06
SECTION 7 ANEKI AND THE END GAME...........................................SR07

APPENDIX
1.  LOCATIONS CHART........................................................SR1A
2.  ATTRIBUTES & SKILLS....................................................SR1B
3.  WEAPONS & ARMOR........................................................SR1C
4.  CYBERWARE..............................................................SR1D
5.  MAGIC..................................................................SR1E

6.  ITEMS..................................................................SR1F
7.  SHADOWRUNNERS..........................................................SR1G
8.  KEYWORDS...............................................................SR1H
9.  ENEMIES................................................................SR1I
10. THE MATRIX AND ICS.....................................................SR1J

11. PHONE NUMBERS..........................................................SR1K
12. DUMMY ITEMS............................................................SR1L
13. COMPUTERS YOU CAN HACK FOR NUYEN                                       SR1M
14. GOOD SPOTS TO EARN KARMA...............................................SR1N
15. INFINITE NUYEN TRICK...................................................SR1O

REVISION HISTORY...........................................................SR0J
CREDITS....................................................................SR0K



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U S I N G   T H I S   G U I D E                                            SR0C
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This FAQ is divided into 4 sections to help you most easily find the 
information you're seeking.  This will hopefully save you time and help you 
avoid reading any unnecessary spoilers.  The four sections are explained below:

1.) GETTING STARTED: This section lists the background information about the
    story, the basics of gameplay and controls, overview of stats and
    Shadowrunners, and some general strategies.  This section is intended for
    those new to the game, but may be useful to veterans picking up the title
    for another play through (especially the stats and general strategies).
    This section contains no spoilers.

2.) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: The answers to some of the more common
    stumbling points are contained here.  This section is divided by region and
    is intended to answer specific questions without spoiling other parts of
    the game.  If you are stuck on something, see if your question is answered
    here first.

3.) WALKTHROUGH: As its name implies, this is a detailed walkthrough of the
    game.  Any question you have about this game will likely be answered in
    this section.  It may be more detailed than some players would like, so the
    essential information for each section -- items, keywords, enemy stats,
    and any relevant maps -- is listed at the front.  The walkthrough does
    contain some plot spoilers for situations as they occur, so please keep
    this in mind before reading.

4.) APPENDIX: This is a reference section that contains lists of stats,
    weapons, armor, items, cyberware, keywords, enemies, and much more.
    This section is much more technical than the walkthrough  specific
    formulas and calculations will be given for stats, skills, weapons, etc.
    This information should be very useful to a veteran player seeking to
    master the game and understand how everything works.  The appendix is also
    a great way to find a quick description or the location of something you
    may have missed along the way without skimming the entire walkthrough. 
    This section does contain spoilers for some items, so please be warned in
    advance.  


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                        G E T T I N G   S T A R T E D
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The following section includes some of the basics of the game, which should be 
read by anyone playing Shadowrun for the first time.  The areas covered include 
a rudimentary background of the story, a complete controls listing, an overview 
of the menu screen, a description of stats, and an overview of Shadowrunners.  
If you have read through the manual carefully or have played Shadowrun before, 
you may wish to skip this section.


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1.  S T O R Y                                                              SR0D
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The game is quite sparse on background details.  To set the stage for what is 
to come, you receive the following introduction:


                                THE YEAR IS 2050

                             And the Megaplexes are
                             monsters casting long
                                    shadows.

                               When you become a
                           shadowrunner, that's where
                                  you live...

                           in the cracks between the
                          giant corporate structures.

                           The megacorps are powerful
                           in a time when power means
                                 information...

                           ...computer information
                        flowing into the global network
                               called the MATRIX.


Yes, this was probably butchered a bit in translation as many SNES games were 
at the time.  Essentially, the future world is dominated by giant companies 
that hope to regulate the information flow online...  Shadowrun was clearly 
ahead of its time.  Within this future world, underground mercenaries named 
Shadowrunners are hired to level the playing field a bit.  Or un-level it, as 
some cases may call for.  

There is an additional piece to the prologue that you can view by leaving the 
game at the starting screen for a while.  You can see your character gunned 
down by a squad of hit men, only to be revived seconds later by a shape-
shifting fox.  Everything more about the story is up to you to uncover.

One thing to note is that this game precedes the Matrix movies by quite a few 
years.  That's right, the virtual world created here was devised long before it 
ever hit the silver screen.  Keep this in mind before your "cheesy rip-off" 
detector goes off when playing.


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2.  C O N T R O L S                                                        SR0E
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Shadowrun's controls are relatively straight forward.  You navigate a character 
from an overhead view and interact with most objects using a hand icon.  There 
is also a separate set of controls used inside the matrix.  The following 
section lists the controls for both of these areas.

DIRECTIONAL PAD (UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT)
- Moves Jake vertically and horizontally on the screen.
- If a the hand icon, spell icon, or target are activated, it will move those
  while Jake remains still.
- Moves one square (the Matrix)

Y-BUTTON
- Takes you directly to the item menu.
- Not used (the Matrix).

X-BUTTON
- Used to cast spells.  Brings up the spell icon.  Once the target is selected,
  press the X-button again.
- Logs out of the Matrix, returning you to the real world (the Matrix).

B-BUTTON
- Brings up the hand icon.  Pressing the B-button again when pointing to an
  object will bring up a list of actions if the item can be interacted with.
- When an action is selected, press the B-button again to execute.
- When talking to people, press the B-button to select an action or keyword.
- Issues the Combat.exe command, which allows you to attack objects (the
  Matrix).

A-BUTTON
- Used to shoot.  Press the A-button to bring up the cross-hair.  Press the A-
  button again (repeatedly) to shoot the selected target.
- Used to back up or cancel a command on the menu or dialogue screens.
- Issues the Transfer.exe command, which allows you to transfer/download 
  data (the Matrix).

R-BUTTON
- This is a generic "Use" button.  Press this while you are pointing at
  something with the hand icon.  It will allow you to pick up an item or open
  a door with a single click, rather than needing two clicks with the B-button.
- When talking to people, this button moves to the next page of keywords.  Sort
  of like a Page Down key.
- When on an item or inventory screen, the button moves to the next page.
  Again, like a Page Down key.
- Not used (the Matrix).

L-BUTTON
- This is a generic "Examine" button.  Press this once you are pointing at
  something with the hand icon.  If it can be examined, you will be given the
  relevant information or description.
- When talking to people, this button moves to the previous page of keywords.
  Sort of like a Page Up key.
- When on an item or inventory screen, the button moves to the previous page.
  Again, like a Page Up key.
- Not used (the Matrix).

START
- Brings up the Main Menu / Status screen.
- Not used (the Matrix).

SELECT
- Displays the status bar for Jake and his Shadowrunners at the top of the
  screen.  This displays current and maximum HP and MP.
- Not used (the Matrix).

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3.  M E N U                                                                SR0F
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Below is a replica of the main menu.

o-------------------------------------------o
|  ______________                           |
| |              |            ===========   |     ____
| |              |           | > Exit    |  |         |
| |              |           |   Items   |  |         |
| |    Jake's    |           |   Magic   |  |         |
| |    Picture   |           |   Weapon  |  |         |-------  Menus
| |              |           |   Armor   |  |         |
| |              |           |   Skills  |  |         |
| |______________|           |   Cyber   |  |     ____|
|                             ===========   |
|                                           |     ____
| Body           8  48 / 80                 |         |
| Magic          2  20 / 20                 |         |-------  Attributes
| Strength       6                          |         |
| Charisma       4                          |     ____|
|                                           |
| Karma          12                         |     ____
|                                           |         |-------  Karma and Nuyen
| Money          1,568                     |     ____|
|                                           |     ____
| Spell    (X)   Heal                       |         |
| Weapon   (A)   T-250 Shotgun              |         |-------  Magic, Weapon
| Armor          2 Mesh Jacket              |     ____|         and Armor
|                                           |
o-------------------------------------------o

MENUS: These are menus for Jake's inventory and equipment.

  - ITEMS:   Lets you use, give, or examine items in your inventory
  - MAGIC:   Selects the spell that will be used when you press the
             X-button.  This menu also shows spell level and MP cost.
  - WEAPON:  Equips a weapon.  Also accessed to use Grenades, which are
             not equipped.
  - ARMOR:   Equips a piece of armor.
  - SKILLS:  Shows the current levels of your different skills.  This screen
             is for display only.
  - CYBER:   Shows any cyberware that Jake has.  You start with a head computer
             and datajack.  This screen is for display only.

ATTRIBUTES: Shows the current value of Jake's attributes.  The numbers next to 
Body and Magic show current and maximum HP and MP.  See the next section for 
more on attributes and these stats.

KARMA AND NUYEN: Karma is used to raise Jake's statistics and nuyen is the 
currency in the game.  More on each in the next section.

MAGIC, WEAPON, AND ARMOR: This shows the items Jake currently has equipped, 
along with the selected spell.  The (X) and (A) next to Spell and Weapon 
indicate that you press those buttons to use the selected item.  The number 
before Jake's armor indicates Jake's current defense.


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4.  O V E R V I E W   O F   S T A T S                                      SR0G
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Attributes and skills are the basic statistics in the game.  They affect 
everything from your hit points to proficiency with weapons to powers in the 
Matrix.  Attributes and skills can be raised by going to sleep and using the 
karma points you earn from killing enemies.  The karma needed to raise an 
attribute or skill to the next level is equal to your current level in that 
attribute or skill.  For example, your Firearms skill is at level 3.  To raise 
it to the next level (level 4), you need 3 karma.

The following section gives a basic (spoiler-free) description of the basic 
stats, attributes, and skills in the game.  There is a full section in the 
Appendix that goes into much more detail, including specific formulas and 
calculations (includes some spoilers).  If this is your first time playing the 
game, the overview below should be sufficient.


BASIC STATS
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HIT POINTS     Hit Points are Jake's life and are also referred to as Stamina
(HP)           in the game.  Whenever HP are reduced to zero, Jake dies.  You
               can raise maximum HP by raising the Body attribute.  HP can be
               restored by sleeping, using spells, or using curative items.
               The highest number of HP you can have is 200.

MAGIC POINTS   Magic Points are the energy Jake needs to cast spells (also
(MP)           referred to as Spell Points in the game).  Each spell uses a
               certain amount of MP when cast.  Jake can only cast spells if he
               has enough MP to do so.  You can raise maximum MP by raising the
               Magic attribute.  MP are only restored by sleeping.  The highest
               number of MP you can have is 200.

KARMA          Karma is the equivalent of skill points in some RPGs.  You
               earn karma points by defeating enemies, and karma can be used to
               raise your attributes and skills when you are asleep.  While
               karma is only displayed as a whole value, the game tracks it
               in 1/8 increments.  You will not receive a message that you
               have earned karma until reaching the next whole number, so it
               can often appear as though karma is earned randomly.  For more
               on karma, see the "Attributes and Skills" section of the
               Appendix

NUYEN          Nuyen is the game's currency.  It can be earned by killing
               enemies and in a number of other ways.


ATTRIBUTES
==========
Attributes are Jake's physical characteristics and abilities.  The status of 
each one is displayed on the main menu.

BODY           Body determines the amount of hit points that Jake has.  Each
               point in Body adds 10 maximum HP.  Early in the game, this is
               one of the most important statistics and should be raised when
               you can.  This attribute can be raised to level 20.

MAGIC          Magic determines the amount of magic points that Jake has.  Each
               point in Magic adds 10 maximum MP, like with Body.  Jake needs
               to learn a spell before he can put any points into Magic.
               This attribute can be raised to level 20.

STRENGTH       Strength determines Jake's ability to wield weapons and armor.
               Jake can use most pistols and light armor with his starting
               Strength, but will need to raise this attribute to equip some of
               the heavier pieces.  This attribute can be raised to level 6.

CHARISMA       Charisma affects how many Shadowrunners Jake can have in his
               party at any one time.  At its starting level, Jake can only
               recruit one Shadowrunner at a time.  At level 6, Jake can
               recruit three Shadowrunners at once.  This attribute can be
               raised to level 6.


SKILLS
======
Skills are specific tools or abilities that Jake can learn and master.  The 
status of each skill is available by going to the main menu and clicking on 
Skills.

FIREARMS       Firearms determines Jake's accuracy with guns.  The higher this
               skill, the more often Jake will hit.  Accuracy is also affected
               by the gun Jake is using, but this skill boosts accuracy using
               any weapon.  This is one of the most important skills early in
               the game, so try to boost it as soon as you can.  Also, contrary
               to some sources, this skill has no influence on the damage you
               can do.  This skill can be raised to level 16, but you will
               achieve a 100% hit rate with any weapon once the skill is at
               level 7.  Any additional points into it are wasted (note that
               you may still do zero damage to armored enemies, so it will
               *appear* like your shots are missing.  This is not the case,
               however.).

COMPUTER       Computer governs Jake's powers in the Matrix.  As this skill
               increases, the accuracy with which Jake can defeat guardian ICs
               will increase.  Being able to defeat ICs more quickly will
               significantly reduces the damage you sustain on trips into the
               Matrix.  This skill can be raised to level 6.

NEGOTIATION    Negotiation allows Jake to haggle over the price of
               Shadowrunners and pay less to hire them.  The higher this skill,
               the greater the discount.  You do not start with the Negotiation
               skill; you must learn it somewhere in the game.  This skill can
               be raised to level 6.

LEADERSHIP     Leadership determines how long Shadowrunners will remain with
               you after they are hired.  Normally, Shadowrunners will leave
               you after a certain number of "battles."  The higher this skill,
               the greater the number of battles that the Shadowrunner will
               stay.  You do not start with the Leadership skill; you must
               learn it somewhere in the game.  This skill can be raised to
               level 6.


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5.  W H A T ' S   A   S H A D O W R U N N E R ?                            SR0H
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Shadowrunners, after which this game is named, are mercenaries that can be 
hired to complete any number of tasks.  All the Shadowrunners you come across 
in the game will have very different skills, uses, and abilities.  

You are never required to hire a Shadowrunner, but doing so may help you in 
certain situations.  However, a lot of Shadowrunners talk a big game but stink 
it up on the field.  Some are worth hiring and some are not.

To hire a Shadowrunner, you need to Ask About *Hiring*.  When this keyword is 
mentioned, the Shadowrunner will indicate his/her price and confirm the hiring.

Typically, Shadowrunners fall into one of three categories:

1.  MERCENARY: Generally the best all around offensive Shadowrunners.
    Mercenaries typically have the best weapons and armor, along with good HP.
    It is important to consider the attack, defense, firing rate, and Body
    level of a Mercenary when hiring.

2.  MAGE: Mages come with an assortment of spells, which have varying degrees
    of usefulness.  It is important to consider spell selection, spell level,
    and MP when hiring a Mage.  To use a spell, you will need to manually
    select the mage and determine what will be cast.  Mages usually have
    mediocre to poor offensive and defensive abilities.  You will find that it
    is much harder to keep a mage alive than it is with the other Shadowrunner
    classes, so greater attention and micro-management will be required.  While
    some mages use guns, others attack with tiny, powerball-like projectiles
    that consume no MP.  These projectiles are generally very weak and hit
    infrequently.  

3.  DECKER: Deckers are capable of hacking into the Matrix.  All deckers come
    equipped with cyberdecks in their inventories.  These Shadowrunners can aid
    you in accessing computers while your datajack is still broken.  It is very
    important to consider the Computer skill when hiring, as this determines
    the decker's effectiveness in the Matrix.  Deckers are also characterized
    by average offense, defense, and HP, through there are exceptions.

The decision for who to hire and when to do so is up to you.  Some players 
enjoy using Shadowrunners and hire often.  Others have played through the game 
many times without ever hiring.  A complete listing and evaluation of all 
Shadowrunners is available in the Appendix.  Be warned that the descriptions do 
contain some spoilers.


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5.  G E N E R A L   S T R A T E G I E S                                    SR0I
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This section gives a list of 10 valuable tips that will greatly aid you in the 
trip through Shadowrun.  They contain no spoilers or any specific clues that 
will ruin the game's challenge  It makes sense for everyone to read them before 
tackling this game.  If you need more detailed help in any specific area, refer 
to the FAQ and Walkthrough sections, following this one.


1. EXPLORE THE WORLD
The Shadowrun universe is loaded with small details that can be easily 
overlooked.  Sometimes important items are left casually on a random office 
desk or hidden subtly on a bookshelf.  Explore all areas, keep your eyes open, 
and frequently examine things with the cursor.  If something has a label when 
you point to it, it might be worth a bit more of your time.

2. ASK A LOT OF QUESTIONS
One of the most important ways to advance in the game is to "Ask About" certain 
keywords when you speak with people.  This will often teach you new keywords or 
even trigger some important event.  To avoid having to go through your entire 
list each time, try to match keywords with the "type" of person you are 
speaking to.  For example, a person who seems like a hacker will probably 
respond better to computer-oriented terms than to magical or spiritual terms.   
Also, as a rule of thumb, random pedestrians that have generic labels like 
"Seems Busy" are probably not that important.  They may help enhance the 
background of the game, but don't expect many responses to keywords.  
Conversely, patrons at bars and clubs, especially club owners, are often much 
more useful.

3. TAKE NOW, QUESTION LATER
There are a lot of items in this game that do not have any apparent use when 
you first acquire them.  This is especially the case in the first area.  Don't 
get frustrated if something seems puzzling.  Instead, just pick up the item and 
store it for later.  Almost all items have some use, although it may take a 
while to figure out what the purpose is.

4. USE KARMA WISELY
Karma is used to raise your various attributes, skills, and (later in the game) 
magic spells.  Not all statistics are equally useful, however.  Early in the 
game, you should focus your karma almost exclusively on raising Body and 
Firearms.  Later, focus your attention on the Computer skill and Magic 
attribute.  As far as magic spells go, max out Heal and Invisibility as soon as 
you can.  Raise the other spells based on preference, but don't feel that they 
are all immediate priorities.  If you have a choice between raising a secondary 
spell or raising the Magic attribute, choose Magic every time.  Charisma, 
Leadership, and Negotiation are primarily Shadowrunner skills.  You only need 
to raise them if you plan to hire a companion.

5. UPGRADE EQUIPMENT WHENEVER YOU CAN
Equipment is the most important component in determining your offensive output 
and likelihood of survival.  It is imperative that you not only upgrade, but 
also that you make the RIGHT upgrade choices.  When given the choice between 
numerous weapons, the most expensive one will often be the best buy.  If you 
cannot afford the top shelf weapon, save the game and then experiment with each 
gun you can afford.  Alternatively, you can check the damage and accuracy of 
each gun in the Appendix of this guide.  In addition to guns, armor makes a big 
difference in enhancing your chances of survival.  The choices are far more 
limited than they are with weaponry, so buy what is available whenever you can. 
Finally, cyberware is also very useful.  You should buy the Boosted Reflexes 
and Dermal Plating as soon as they are offered to you.

6. MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MONEY
As with karma, you do not always get the same bang-for-your-buck when spending 
money.  Unlike many RPGs, money is much more difficult to accumulate in 
Shadowrun.  Therefore, it imperative that you spend your earnings wisely.  One 
common waste of money is hiring Shadowrunners early in the game.  The game is 
not sufficiently difficult that they make a difference at that point, so save 
instead.  Another mistake is purchasing mediocre weapons and equipment.  As 
mentioned in the last section, it is often better to simply save for a better 
weapon than buy an inferior but affordable one.  As a final tip, if you are 
really short on money, try fighting in the arena in the second area.  You can 
make a considerable amount of nuyen, but some of the fights can be very 
difficult.

7. BECOME THE KING OF THE MATRIX
The last third of the game involves numerous trips into the Matrix.  Before 
attempting any of them, raise your Computer skill to level 6.  This minimizes 
your damage and improves your attacking skills in the virtual world.  Once 
inside, don't waste time and life walking all over the place.  Take direct 
paths to the CPU or datastore you need to reach.  If you receive a warning of 
an enemy IC, always attack the square in front of you (the B-button) to be 
safe.  Most importantly, jack out when your life gets low (press the X-button). 
Dying in the Matrix is something you have complete control over, and it should 
never happen if you use some caution.

8. EARN MONEY THE NEW FASHIONED WAY  STEAL IT ELECTRONICALLY
When you gain the ability to access computers, try to do so at every chance you 
get.  Many computers allow you to hack into electronic bank accounts and 
transfer money into your own reserves.  Electronic pilfering becomes the best 
way to earn money in the latter portions of the game.

9. LEARN TO MASTER MAGIC
Jake has a large arsenal of spells available to him, but not all are equally 
useful.  Ineffective casting of spells will do nothing more than drain valuable 
MP and waste time.  The most useful spell you can learn is Heal.  It should be 
your default spell during most of the game.  After Heal, Invisibility is 
arguably the next most valuable spell.  It lets you attack enemies undetected 
and makes it possible to survive many of the hardest areas in the game.  The 
remaining spells all have occasional uses, but none of them are as valuable as 
Heal or Invisibility, so use sparingly.  Offensive spells, in particular, are 
often not worth the MP - the damage they do can be equaled with a few blasts 
from your gun.

10. MOST OF ALL, BE PATIENT
Shadowrun is not the kind of game that spells out every next move for you.  It 
is often up to you to experiment in order to find the right next steps.  This 
will take a good deal of trial and error and can be frustrating if you're not 
patient.  When really lost, the best advice is to speak with people.  Visit all 
the nearby clubs and hangouts and ask all the patrons about the various 
keywords on your list.  Revisit these places frequently, as messages 
occasionally change and new patrons do show up from time to time.  Take the 
time to explore all areas of the game and you can be fairly sure that no 
important items have been missed.  Lastly, return to various places that 
previously seemed like dead-ends, particularly after an important event or 
conversation.  A lot of times you will find fortuitous outcomes, like a gate 
being left open for you.


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            F R E Q U E N T L Y   A S K E D   Q U E S T I O N S
_______________________________________________________________________________

The following section is meant to provide assistance on specific areas of the 
game that may be troublesome.  Many of the answers below only hint at the 
right method or direction, stopping short of completely giving you the full 
solution.  If you have read through the General Tips section above and are 
still stuck at some point, you can refer to the specific area below.  If 
these answers are still not enough to solve your problem, refer to the 
Walkthrough section following this one.  Note that heavy reliance on the 
solutions in the following section may still spoil much of the fun in this 
game, particularly if it is your first time through.

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1.  T E N T H   S T R E E T                                               SR00A
===============================================================================

Q: How do I save the game?
A: You can save the came (and restore health) any time you find a bed.  The
   first place to do this is in Jake's apartment, which is located down the
   alley to the right of the morgue.  You will need to find the key to his
   apartment first.

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Q: What do I do with the Iced Tea?
A: Since you can't drink it yourself and it's very refreshing, maybe someone
   who's tired might benefit from it.  Maybe such a person is in the same bar?

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Q: How can I enter the computer I found in one of the offices?
A: Short answer: you can't right now.  Jake has a faulty datajack, as you will
   discover if you try.  Return when it has been fixed.  Another possibility is
   to hire a Shadowrunner to access the computer for you...

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Q: Where do I find the tickets?
A: As the patron in the Grim Reaper club tells you, Grinder was going to give
   him the tickets before being killed by Lone Star (the police). After being 
   killed, the morgue guys carried away Grinder's body.  Visit the Shady
   business man in the building south of the Grim Reaper club.  He will sell
   you a police badge (Lonestar Badge) when you ask him about *Lone Star*.
   Equip the badge along with the Shades from Jake's apartment.  Now, return to
   the morgue and ask the bottom guy about *Grinder*.

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Q: Where do I get the Credstick?
A: Follow the same instructions as above.  The Credstick is in the filing
   cabinet next to the one with the tickets.

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Q: I found the injured Indian Shaman but already used the slap patch.  What
   should I do?
A: Don't fret.  You can get more slap patches later and return then.  The
   Indian Shaman does not give you anything now that you can use anyway, so it
   does not matter.

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Q: I am in The Cage but don't see anything special.  What should I do?
A: Go all the way to left and see if a man in a green suit is sitting on the
   couch.  If he is, talk to him.  If not, you need to make a few calls.
   First, call Jake's girlfriend (Sassie) whose phone number is on the ripped
   note in his apartment.  Ask her about *Calls* and she will give you the
   *Glutman* keyword and Glutman's number.  Next, call Glutman's office and ask
   about *Glutman*.  The secretary will say that he went to *the Cage*.
   Glutman will now be sitting on the couch, waiting for you.

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Q: How do I get the Zip Gun?
A: You get the Zip Gun if you talk to Glutman and do not have any weapon in
   your inventory.  To achieve this, you must either sell the Beretta to the
   shady business man or give it to a hired Shadowrunner.  Be warned that the
   Zip Gun is less accurate than the Beretta (with the same attack power), so
   it is a downgrade.


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2.  O L D   T O W N                                                       SR00B
===============================================================================

Q: How do I get out of the caryards?
A: All exits go through the King.  You can either meet his demands by paying
   him or you can fight him in the arena.  To fight him, ask the arena owner
   about *King*.

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Q: The arena fighters are kicking my butt.  What should I do?
A: Put more karma points into Body and Firearms.  You can also purchase slap
   patches from the boy with the yo-yo (ask about *Heal*) for some quick
   healing.  Eventually, the fights will become too difficult to win without
   upgraded weaponry.

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Q: I am at the weapon shop.  What should I buy?
A: The Shotgun and Mesh Jacket, in that order.  It does not make good financial
   sense to purchase a different weapon.  If you are short on nuyen, try to
   earn more money in the arena.

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Q: I am at the Talismans shop.  What should I buy?
A: Nothing right now.  Save your nuyen and return later.  You do not actually
   need to buy any of these items until you first visit the Dark Blade mansion.

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Q: How do I learn the Negotiation skill?
A: You learn this skill by asking the arena owner about *Negotiation*.  You can
   ask him any time prior to killing all the arena fighters.  To learn the
   *Negotiation* keyword, ask the business man in the Tenth Street area (who
   sells the Lonestar Badge) about *Hiring*.

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Q: The street doc activated a cortex bomb and the game says I have 30 hours to
   disarm it.  What should I do?
A: You need to find a better street doc.  Head to the monorail station and take
   the express to Daley Station.  Somewhere in this area (Downtown) you will
   find a street doc who can help you.  You might want to save after activating
   the cortex bomb in case you don't find the new street doc fast enough.  Or,
   better yet, hold off on activating the cortex bomb until you've found that
   street doc's office.


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3.  D O W N T O W N                                                       SR00C
===============================================================================

Q: I got off the train and have wandered around for a while.  What should I do
   first?
A: Being that you were attacked by someone mentioning the Rust Stilettos as
   soon as you entered the station, finding them might be a good bet.  A good
   source for info is always the local bars and clubs, so start there.

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Q: What does the cyberware in Dr. Maplethorpe's office do?  Should I buy it?
A: On your first visit you can buy Boosted Reflexes and Skill Software.  The
   Boosted Reflexes increase your rate of fire and significantly improve your
   fighting abilities.  It is one of the best bargains in the game, so buy it
   as soon as you can.  The Skill Software teaches you the Leadership skill,
   which increases the time a hired Shadowrunner will stay with you.  Only buy
   this upgrade if you intend to hire frequently or you have the extra money.
   Later, the Dermal Plating becomes available.  This upgrade boosts your armor
   rating and is invaluable.  Get it as soon as you can.

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Q: I defeated the Octopus at the Docks and it left a Pool of Ink.  What do I do
   with that?
A: You need something to hold the ink, like a bottle.  Maybe even a bottle
   that's the same color...

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Q: I am at the Wastelands Club and have met many Shadowrunners.  Who should I
   hire?
A: Well, there are two answers to this.  The first answer is "no one."  You
   never NEED to hire a Shadowrunner, and, often times, it is a waste of money.
   If you do intend to hire, the best mercenary available is Norbert.

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Q: I just defeated the Rust Stilettos.  Where do I go now?
A: Now that you have impressed the locals by vanquishing the troublesome gang,
   head over the elite Jagged Nails club and see if they noticed.

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Q: I am at the Dog Spirit and he has asked for an item of a man, creature, and
   the earth.  What does he need?
A: Item of a man is the Magic Fetish (Tenth Street Cemetery).  Item of a
   creature is the Dog Collar (Tenth Street fountain).  Item of the earth is
   the Leaves (given by Kitsune).

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Q: Where is the Rat Shaman's hideout?
A: Head southeast from Daley Station into the marketplace  There are two exits
   on the southeastern side of the screen.  The small one on the left leads to
   his lair.


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4.  D A R K   B L A D E                                                   SR00D
===============================================================================

Q: How do I open the gate?
A: Probably the most asked question in the game.  After defeating the Rat
   Shaman, return to Kistune.  Ask her about *Jester Spirit* and she teaches
   you *Dark Blade*.  Call or visit the Talisman's Shop and ask about *Dark
   Blade*.  She will give you a phone number.  Dial the number and ask Johan
   about *Magic Fetish*.  He will show an interest and open the gate.

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Q: I heard there is a weapon shop here.  Where is it?
A: Walk all the way to the right of the main door in the courtyard and you will
   find it.

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Q: How do I defeat the Vampire?
A: The Vampire is invincible to your normal weaponry.  You need to take a note
   from the movies and stab him with a wooden stake (bought at the Talismans
   shop).  To get that close to him, however, you need to daze him with the
   Strobes.  The Strobes can be acquired in the Jagged Nails club.  Ask the
   left-side bartender about *Dark Blade* to learn *Vampires*, then ask the
   right-side bartender about *Vampires* to learn *Strobes*.  Finally, ask the
   left-side bartender about *Strobes* and he will lend them to you.


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5.  B R E M E R T O N                                                     SR00E
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Q: I want to go to Bremerton, but the boat driver says there are mermaids in
   the water.  How do I get rid of them?
A: You need something to cool the water.  Didn't the bartender of the
   Wastelands club mention that he was expecting an Ice delivery?

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Q: How do I open the rusted doors on the ship?
A: The top door on the far left side of the second deck is the only one that
   can be opened.  Use the crowbar.

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Q: How do I get past the green slimes?
A: The green slimes cannot be killed by normal weapons.  You need some toxic
   Dissolver (Green Bottle), which can be found somewhere else on the ship.

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Q: How do I kill the four orcs in the safe room?
A: These orcs are invincible to your weapons for some reason.  You need some
   creativity.  Go to the top of the stairway on the previous screen and push
   the button.  This closes the airlock.  Now, go to the top of the stairway on
   the screen above this and push the button again.  This flushes the chamber
   and creates so much pressure that the foes are killed.

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Q: How do I open the safe?
A: You will need a time bomb.  The time bomb has two components: the explosives
   and the detonator.  The explosives were dropped by an orc on the docks.  The
   detonator is found somewhere else on the ship.

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Q: How do I defeat the Jester Spirit?
A: Blast him with your gun until he gives the "You are no match for the Jester"
   message.  Once he says this, you can click on him and speak with him.
   During the conversation, be sure to ask about his real name.


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6.  D R A K E   T O W E R                                                 SR00F
===============================================================================

Q: How come I can't find the Dermal Plating at Dr. Maplethorpe's office?
A: This is another one of the most commonly asked questions.  The Dermal
   Plating (along with Assault Rifle and Partial Body Suit) is usually made
   available after Bremerton.  If you have defeated the Jester and they are
   still not for sale, you did not take the portal out of Bremerton.  Odds are
   you just backtracked and went through the ship.  If this was the case,
   return to Bremerton, revisit the Jester's room, and wait near the stage
   until a portal descends.  Pass through it and all those items will be for
   sale.

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Q: How do I activate the elevator in the lobby?
A: You need to hack into the computer.  To get past the node, you will need
   the password that was found in the Rust Stilettos hideout.  Make sure you
   Examine that password -- just having it in your inventory is not enough.

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Q: I am getting killed very quickly.  What should I do?
A: Drake Tower is hard.  The best way to survive is to cast the Invisibility
   spell.  Short of this, heal yourself very liberally and try to move so that
   you are not under fire from all four enemies at once.

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Q: How do I activate the elevators to go to higher floors?
A: You will need to reprogram the computers on each floor.  Your hacking skills
   will be tested for sure.

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Q: I got to the roof and found the helicopter pilot.  What do I now?
A: He needs a destination.  You should ask him about *Volcano*.  If you don't
   have this word, you need to visit Bremerton first.


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7.  V O L C A N O                                                         SR00G
===============================================================================

Q: How do I defeat Drake?
A: Drake is extremely tough.  The first thing you should do is use the Jester
   Spirit item to reduce his HP.  After this, the most effective strategy is to
   cast Freeze on Drake and blast him while he is immobile.  Be sure not to let
   him thaw out before recasting, as his attack is brutal.  You can also use
   the Armor spell to eliminate damage, but you will still be stun-locked by
   Drake's attack.


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8.  A N E K I   T O W E R                                                 SR00H
===============================================================================

Q: How do I hire Akimi?
A: You need to first find and Examine the DF_DS-AKIMI file from the Volcano.
   This gives you her number.  Call Akimi on any video phone after this and
   hire as normal.

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Q: Where is the Aneki building?
A: The Aneki building is the tower right before Dr. Maplethorpe's office.  Head
   northeast from the marketplace to find it.


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9.  E N D I N G                                                           SR00I
===============================================================================

Q: The ending mentions Shadowrun II.  How do I find this game?
A: Unfortunately, you can't.  This was wishful thinking on the programmers'
   part.  No such game was ever created.


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                             W A L K T H R O U G H                             
_______________________________________________________________________________

This begins the complete walkthrough portion of this FAQ.  The walkthrough is 
divided into 7 sections, each of which covers a major part of the game.  Before 
each subsection, a list of items, keywords, and enemies will be displayed.

A couple of formatting notes.  All keywords mentioned in the guide will be 
surrounded by asterisks (*) to set them apart.  All keywords and items will be 
in CAPS the first time they are discovered.


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S E C T I O N   1      T E N T H   S T R E E T                            SR01
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As you saw in the game's introduction (leave the game running for a while at 
the title screen), a man in black coat gets gunned down by four gang members.  
As his body lies on the pavement, a fox approaches him, turns into a woman, and 
casts a spell on him.  Seconds later, the fox runs off and two morticians walk 
towards the body...  They're rather efficient in 2050 I suppose.  Anyway, none 
of this is expected to make much sense right now.  The main take away is that 
someone was shot, and, as we will learn shortly, revived by a magic spell at 
the last second before dying.  Now begins your journey through Shadowrun.


               =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=
                           SECTION 1 CONTENTS             
               =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=
               1. Awakens the Corpse.................SR01A
               2. Exploring Tenth Street.............SR01B
               3. Maria and the Tickets..............SR01C
               =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=


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1. AWAKENS THE CORPSE                                                     SR01A
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Items:     Torn Note, Scalpel, Slap Patch
Keywords:  Dog, Firearms, Hitman

Enemies: 
                    Hit Points     Attack     Defense     EXP*     Nuyen
                    ==========     ======     =======     ====     =====
Orc                     8             3          0         1       None


*1 Karma point equals 8 Experience (EXP) points
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The game opens with your character literally falling off a morgue slab knowing 
only that his head hurts and that he has no idea who he is or what last 
happened.  For a while the game will play as a mystery, and you will need to 
piece together clues about both your character's identity and the mission that 
nearly resulted in his death.  Be warned in advance that many clues, messages, 
and items will remain cryptic at first.

==================
EXAMINE THE MORGUE
==================
Start by taking some time to explore the morgue and your own inventory.  The 
only item you start with is a Matchbox.  Examining it will reveal the 
"Wastelands Club" logo, but this won't make sense for a while.  Move the cursor 
over and examine the Slab.  The name on it reads "Armitage J." (J is short for 
Jake, your character's name).  A TORN PAPER also falls outs.  You can pick up 
this item and add it to your inventory.  Examining it reveals "Warehouse No. 
5," which is also meaningless right now.

A quick note about interacting with items.  You can save time in this game by 
using the R- and L-buttons instead of always pressing B, then choosing an 
option.  R can be used to pick up items and open doors with a single click.  L 
can be used to examine something.  The R button in particular will save a lot 
of time when moving between areas and collecting dropped nuyen (money) a bit 
later.

Back to the morgue, you can pick a SCALPEL from the tray below the second 
table.  The Scalpel cannot be equipped as a weapon, so just hold onto it for 
now.  To the left side of the screen, open the top fridge and you can pick up a 
SLAP PATCH.  The Slap Patch can be used to recover 10 HP, but you should save 
it until the end of this area.

After picking up these items, open the door and watch the morticians run off 
screaming at the sight of walking corpse.  You would think they might act, say, 
a little more professional (especially since one commented that you didn't even 
look dead), but no such luck.  If you hover the cursor over the rest of the 
room, you will spot a couple of locked filing cabinets that will have to wait 
until later.  Time to leave the room and begin exploring.

Outside the morgue is a hallway with another locked door.  As with many 
locations in the game, this door can never be opened.  It is purely for show to 
add the semblance of a larger world.  Keep this in mind in the future to avoid 
frustration.

=========
GET ARMED
==========
Outside the building, a thug runs up to you and expresses amazement that you're 
still alive.  His opening dialogue teaches you the *HITMAN* keyword, which is 
in bold text as all keywords are.  As with all conversations, you should choose 
to Talk to him, which will teach you the *FIREARMS* keyword.  You should then 
Ask About both of these words (as a rule of thumb, always ask a character about 
any new keyword they teach you).  The thug's advice to you is to get armed, and 
it's some good advice.

You now have your choice of places to explore.  However, you are in a lot of 
danger without a weapon given that there are hitmen after you.  The first thing 
to do is follow the thug who recognized you (he runs off to the SW).  There 
will be plenty of time to look around shortly.  Continue to follow him SW on 
the next screen too.

As you walk down a dark alley, you will hear a gunshot and a scream.  
Apparently our friend took a wrong turn and was just gunned down.  Walk towards 
his corpse and an orc will begin shooting at you.  You will notice that past 
the Orc there is a BERETTA PISTOL on top of the dead body.  Make a race for it 
and pick up the gun.  Note that if you walk to the far right curb after the 
dumpster but before the body, you will probably get out of the Orc's line of 
fire and save some health.  To equip the gun, press start, select Weapons, and 
Use the Beretta Pistol.  

The Beretta has an attack power of 3 and an accuracy rating of 1.  While there 
is a more detailed explanation of these stats in the "Weapons and Armor" 
section of the Appendix, attack power is basically the maximum damage the 
weapon can do and accuracy rating (out of 6) reflects how often the weapon will 
hit.  One point of accuracy rating is equivalent to one points in the Firearms 
skill.  Overall, the Beretta is not a great weapon, but it's the best you can 
get for the time being.

Now, time to waste the Orc.  You will need to be fast and target him quickly.  
Press the A button to bring up the crosshair and move it over the Orc until you 
see a green box in the bottom right corner of the screen.  Blast away as fast 
as you can.  Keep in mind that this isn't a modern day first-person shooter, so 
the damage isn't any better if you aim for headshots versus body shots.  It's 
best to just aim for whatever is easiest to target.

Once the Orc is dead, examine his body.  You will find the LEATHER JACKET.  
Equip it by going to the Armor menu and choosing Use.  This is now your first 
piece of armor.  It will reduce the damage you take by 1, which is very 
helpful.

=============
LITTLE DOGGIE
=============
Walk to the end of the alley and a small dog will approach you from the 
darkness.  Yes, there are talking dogs in Seattle in 2050.  If you Talk to him, 
he will teach you the *DOG* keyword and tell you to seek out his shrine.  
Again, this will make sense later.  If you forget to Talk and don't get the Dog 
keyword, leave the screen and reenter.  This dog will appear again.  Once you 
have the keyword, this dog will no longer appear when you return.

You will also notice a billboard that boasts about a new generation cyberdeck 
that comes in keyboard size.  This adds some nice emersion, but is not directly 
useful.

Now that you're packing heat, it's time to explore Tenth Street.


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2. EXPLORING TENTH STREET                                                 SR01B
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Items:     Cyberdeck, Dog Collar, Iced Tea, Memo, Paperweight, Ripped Note,
           Shades, (Sassie's Telephone Number}
Keywords:  Datajack, Decker, Grinder, Healing, Hiring, Lone Star, Maria,
           Shadowrunner, Street Doc, Tickets

Enemies: 
                    Hit Points     Attack     Defense     EXP*     Nuyen
                    ==========     ======     =======     ====     =====
Hitman (Hole)           10            5          0         1       None
Hitman (Roof)           10            4          0         1       30-60
Heavy Dude            10-12           4          0         2       10-20
Mage                   5-7            5          0         2       10-20
Peephole                 3            3          0         1       None
Sniper                   3            2          0         1       10-20


*1 Karma point equals 8 Experience (EXP) points
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The map below tries to graphically depict this region.  It is understandably 
poor and does not show when new screens begin, so please bear with it; it's the 
best I can do in a text walkthrough.  The index below shows the building names 
and events that occur on this map.

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|               D_/    _/     \__/             _                 SW | SE      |
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|                   \_    \_/    _/     \_    \_      \   \I                  |
|                     \         /    d    \     \    _/    )                  |
|             _       /  ___    \_       _/    _/ B_/    _/                   |
|            /c\_   _/  /   \_    \_   _/     /  _/    _/                     |
|            \_  \_/  _/      \_    \_/       \_/    _/                       |
|              \_  b_/          \_       _/\_      _/                         |
|                \_/              \_   _/    \_  _/                           |
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LOCATIONS                                  EVENTS
---------                                  ------
A: Morgue Building                         a: Approached by street thug
B: "Seems Familiar" Building               b: Thug shot; get Beretta Pistol
C: Apartment Building                      c: Dog encounter
D: Grim Reaper Club                        d: Fountain; get Dog Collar
E: Business Man's Office Building
F: Glutman's Office Building
G: Graveyard
H: The Cage club
I: Tenth Street Station (closed)

==========
GOING HOME
==========
Shadowrun is rather non-linear, so there is no real hint as to where to go 
next.  To avoid some time and aggravation, the first goal will be finding 
Jake's apartment and establishing a place to recover health and save the game.  
Head back to the first screen where you exited the morgue building.  You will 
notice a large gate surrounding a fountain and a little dog inside.  If you go 
to the topmost part of the fence, you can open the broken gate and let the dog 
loose.  Unlike the dog in the dark alley, this one does not talk, but it does 
bark a lot and drop the DOG COLLAR.  This is another item that has no use now, 
but pick it up for later.

You will also see numerous pedestrians and businessmen walking around the town 
square and sitting on the benches.  None of these people are of any use and 
most are quite nasty.  If you are frustrated, feel free to unload and kill them 
all.  These NPCs (non-playable characters) can be killed without any penalty.

Head towards the SE side of the screen and follow the street to the next 
screen.  Enter the first building you come to.  You will see an L-shaped 
hallway with two doors.  In the first room, there is a fat man lying on the 
floor who seems to be injured and unresponsive.  His label when you place the 
cursor on him is "Seems Familiar."  Wonder if his "injury" is related to the 
same hitmen trying to kill Jake?  If you examine him, you will reveal a DOOR 
KEY in his pocket.  The key reads "6" when examined, and you should pick it up. 
On the desk you will see a MEMO that reads "Armitage to perform courier run to 
Matrix Systems. 70-30 Split."  Again, a clue to piecing together your past, but 
nothing that should make sense yet.  You can pick up the Memo but do not need 
to.

The second doorway in this building is a small restaurant that houses enemies 
(Heavy Dudes and Mages).  This is one of many "enemy areas" in the game that 
has respawning foes every time you return to the screen.  These are good places 
to build karma, but you're better off avoiding fighting at this point until 
you've had a chance to save the game.

Exit the building and continue walking NE.  You will come to the Tenth Street 
Monorail Station, which is currently closed for repairs.  Occasionally, there 
will be a Hitman on the roof of this building that wears a trench coat and top 
hat.  He drops 30-60 nuyen when killed and is a pretty good source of money.  
However, avoid fighting for now until you've raised your stats a bit.  Proceed 
into the alley on the top of the screen.

Follow the next screen around the bend and enter the apartment building.  There 
are eight doors in this hallway (all of which have numbers when examined).  The 
one you should look for is the third on the right.  This is apartment 6, which 
corresponds to the 6 on the Door Key you found.  Use the Door Key on the door 
to unlock it and head on in.

This is Jake's apartment and is quite sparse  apparently he does not need much 
to survive, including any sort of kitchen, bathroom, or toilet.  You will see a 
bed at the bottom of the screen, an end table on the right, a desk and filing 
cabinet near the top, and a blinking video phone on the left.  Start by picking 
up the SHADES on the end table above the bed.  Go to the item screen and Use 
these, which will change Jake's picture on the menu.  The Shades also provide 
you with some level of disguise.

Go to the filing cabinet, open it, and Examine it to find 20 nuyen (nuyen is 
the currency in the Shadowrun world.  It's a made up term, but is probably a 
derivation of "new yen," a play on the Japanese currency).  On the desk next to 
the filing cabinet you will find the RIPPED NOTE.  The important thing is to 
examine the Note, which has a phone number for a woman named Sassie.  You can 
pick up the Note, but this is not necessary; you will remember the number 
automatically once it has been examined.

If you check the video phone, there is a threatening message from Drake telling 
Jake to cancel his run and turn over the files.  While you can check messages, 
you cannot use the phone to place calls yet; it will ask you insert a Credstick 
first (which you obtain a little later).  Rather odd that Jake would have a pay 
phone in his apartment, but maybe these have replaced monthly billing plans in 
the future.

Head down to the bed and Use it.  Jake will go to sleep (restores HP) and you 
will be given the choices to Save Game (you should do so) or Use Karma.  Using 
Karma is the game's equivalent to "leveling-up," more or less.  You can use 
karma to increase attributes and skills (and later, magic spells) in various 
categories.  The stat to increase first is Firearms, which improves the 
accuracy of your weapon and lets you hit more frequently.  A few points will 
make a very noticeable difference, so put any karma you may have earned into 
this.

Now that you have a base for recovering and saving whenever you want, it's time 
to power-up a bit and explore the rest of the area.

-----------------
POWER-UP LOCATION
-----------------
The two doors before Jake's apartment lead to an office that houses respawning 
enemies.  This is a great place to earn karma and nuyen.  Enter the apartment 
from the bottom door, as this gives a clear shot of all enemies without having 
to move around.  It's useful to pick off the Mages first as they have a 
stronger attack but less than the Heavy Dudes.  Each enemy here gives you 2 EXP 
Points, which is twice as much as most of the street enemies.  EXP Points are 
not displayed on the status screen, but 8 EXP equals 1 karma point.  Therefore, 
you will receive a karma point for every four enemies you kill.  You can also 
make quite a bit of nuyen here, although picking it up increases the time it 
takes you to earn karma.

The first 6 karma points you earn should go into the Firearms skill.  Boost 
this skill up to level 4 and you will greatly increase your killing rate.  
Next, increase your Body attribute to level 4.  None of the other skills are of 
any value in this area, so there is no need to raise them.  Alternate between 
raising Firearms and Body with any additional karma points.

The goal should be to leave the Tenth Street area with Body and Firearms at 
level 5 or higher.  You can probably do all the fighting you need to in 10-15 
minutes in this area if you want.  If you're picking up nuyen as you kill, you 
should have at least 500 by the time you are done.

=======================================
GLUTMAN'S BUILDING AND GRIM REAPER CLUB
=======================================
Now it's time to gather some information, and there's no better place to do it 
than your friendly neighborhood Grim Reaper Club.  Head back past the town 
square and head toward the exit on the SW side corner of the screen.  On the 
way to the Grim Reaper Club, you can pick up a few items.  You should now be on 
a street that heads NW and has a couple of building entrances on the north side 
(location E and F on the map).  Enter the first building (Glutman's Building), 
which contains two doors on the right side.  The first door leads to an enemy 
area, but you will notice a PAPERWEIGHT on the desk in the center of the room.  
This item is useless now but will be required later.

The second room holds a rather dim-witted secretary who tells you her boss is 
out.  She does not respond to any keywords you will have yet, so don't waste 
your time.  The real jewel is in the back of the room.  Laying on the office 
desk is a CYBERDECK, which is your ticket to accessing the Matrix.  You will be 
able to access (or log into) most computers in the game that have "Computer" 
labels when you hold the cursor over them.  As luck would have it, the computer 
in this office has such a label and can be accessed.  You can attempt to do so 
by going to the item menu, choosing the cyberdeck, and trying to use it on the 
computer.  Doing so now will bring you to a login screen, but you will quickly 
get an error saying that something is wrong with your datajack (datajack is the 
connection on Jake's head that allows him to "enter" the Matrix.  Much more on 
this later).  You will need to either fix your datajack (this happens later) or 
come back with someone who has a working datajack (a Shadowrunner).  For now, 
exit the building and continue to the end of the street.

Enter the building with a neon "Club" sign on the outside.  This is the Grim 
Reaper Club, the Tenth Street townie bar.  The man at the entrance is a street 
doc (someone who repairs cyberware) and he teaches you the *STREET DOC* and 
*HEALING* keywords.  Talk to the bartender and he will recognize you, offering 
to serve up your favorite drink.  Apparently Jake is a regular here.  After a 
few moments, he serves up an ICED TEA drink on the counter.  The Grim Reaper 
Club may not strike you as the place someone would order an iced tea, but I'll 
chalk this one up to Nintendo's censorship.  Also, despite being your favorite, 
you cannot actually drink it.  The item screen only has the option to Give it 
to someone, so just hold on for now.

Take this time to talk to the bartender again.  He teaches you a few important 
keywords, including *SHADOWRUNNER*, *DECKER*, *DATAJACK*, and *HIRING*.  This 
last keyword, *Hiring*, is the most important.  This is the word you will use 
whenever you approach a Shadowrunner who you'd like to hire.  Most will never 
join you (or offer their services) without it.

At the table in the middle of the bar is a tired patron who does not seem up 
for conversing with you.  That the game lets you Examine him is probably a clue 
that he's important somehow.  Odds are that he'd enjoy a nice drink, maybe the 
Iced Tea you just received.  Give him the Icea Tea and try talking again.  He 
is appreciative and now opens up a bit.  Apparently, he is bummed out because 
he lost tickets to the Maria Mercurial concert when a scalper named Grinder was 
killed by Lone Star (the police).  It is important to get the *TICKETS*, 
*GRINDER*, and *LONE STAR* keywords from him, as these are all needed to 
advance the plot.  

As an interesting aside, this man will have different dialogue depending on 
which version of the game you are playing.  When you ask him about *Grinder*, 
he will either say that he was taken away by the "Morgue Guys" or the "Chop 
Shop" guys.  There are not many gameplay differences between the two versions, 
but the "Chop Shop" version has slightly more explicit dialogue in a few places 
(will be discussed in those sections).

The remaining patrons in the bar include an irritable Jamaican on the phone 
(you cannot speak with him now) and an orc named Hamfist.  Hamfist is a 
Shadowrunner who will join for 500 nuyen.  He identifies himself as a decker, 
which is a type of shadowrunner that can log into computers and access the 
matrix.  He's surprisingly knowledgeable and responds to many of your keywords. 
There's no reason to hire him right now, but see the "Hiring Hamfist" section 
below for some interesting uses.

If you exit the Grim Reaper club and proceed to the next screen, you can 
complete your tour of Tenth Street.  There is a Graveyard on the left and a 
club at the very end called "The Cage," as one of the street patrons will tell 
you.  He will also give you a little more color on Grinder being shot by the 
cops and let you know that Maria is performing at the club.


=============================================================================
3. MARIA AND THE TICKETS                                                SR01C
=============================================================================
Items:     Credstick, Ghoul Bone, Lonestar Badge, Magic Fetish, Tickets,
           (Glutman's Telephone Number)
Keywords:  Calls, Ghouls, Glutman, Negotiation, The Cage

Enemies: 
                    Hit Points     Attack     Defense     EXP*     Nuyen
                    ==========     ======     =======     ====     =====
Hitman (Hole)           10            5          0         1       None
Hitman (Roof)           10            4          0         1       30-60
Heavy Dude            10-12           4          0         2       10-20
Mage                   5-7            5          0         2       10-20
Peephole                 3            3          0         1       None
Scary Ghoul            4-40           4          0         2       None
Sniper                   3            2          0         1       10-20


*1 Karma point equals 8 Experience (EXP) points
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

At this point the game does not provide incredible guidance on where to go 
next.  You have some clues on Grinder being killed by Lone Star, the tickets, 
some concert, etc., but no real purpose that should make the next step 
apparent.  For now, all you can do is follow-up on some of these clues and see 
which ones play out.

===============================
LET'S PLAY COPS AND MORGUE GUYS
===============================
It's safe to assume that we want to find the tickets and enter the club where 
Maria is playing.  We know the deceased Grinder possessed them, so the morgue 
is not a bad place to look.  If you head back to the morgue, the morticians 
will no longer run from Jake (assuming he's wearing the Shades).  Definitely 
not the brightest bulbs...  If you ask the bottommost mortician about Grinder, 
he tells you that he can only open the file for "family or a badge."

Head back to the street where the Grim Reaper Club is.  Enter the building 
below the club but above the Glutman building.  The first room in an enemy 
area, but the second contains a shady businessman.  This character holds quite 
a few goodies.  If you ask him about *Firearms*, he will offer to sell you 
Grenades for 100 nuyen.  Grenades are not worth it, so pass him up on his offer 
(more about this in the "Weapons and Armor" section of the Appendix).  If you 
ask him about *Lone Star*, and he will sell you the LONESTAR BADGE for 150 
nuyen.  Take him up on his offer and Use the badge.  You are now a police 
officer!  Well, sort of.

You can also sell the businessman your Beretta Pistol or Leather Jacket.  Go to 
the Weapons or Armor screen and Give the desired item to the businessman.  He 
will then propose a price that you can accept or refuse.  You can do this to 
make some easy money (Leather Jacket fetches 1000 nuyen; Beretta fetches 200), 
but these items are far more valuable on your body.

One last thing to do before leaving is ask the businessman about *Hiring*.  He 
will then teach you the *NEGOTIATION* keyword, which comes in useful later.  He 
is the only person in the game who teaches this keyword.

With the badge equipped, head back to the morgue.  Speak with the bottommost 
mortician and ask him about *Grinder*.  He will offer to pull Grinder's file 
and belongings from the cabinets.  After you accept, he opens the two cabinets 
and then tells you to dig out the file.  Examine the nearest filing cabinet and 
you will find the CREDSTICK, which can be used to place calls at the video 
phone.  Examine the next filing cabinet and you will find the TICKETS.  You can 
now use these Tickets to enter The Cage and see the Maria Mercurial concert.

With your newly acquired Credstick, it's time to make a couple of phone calls.  
The closest working video phone is in Jake's apartment, so head back there.  
This will also give you a chance to save and use karma before finishing the 
stage.  When in Jake's apartment, Use the Credstick on the video phone and a 
number list will open.  Assuming you read the Ripped Note on the desk, only 
Sassie's number should be available.  Give her a try.

Well, Jake does have good taste in women.  Unfortunately for him, Sassie has 
moved on and trashed all his belongings after she heard he was dead.  Talk to 
her and she will give you the *CALLS* keyword.  Ask her about *Calls* and she 
will tell you about *GLUTMAN* along with giving you his number.  Interestingly, 
as soon as she tells you this, the Calls keyword will disappear from your list 
forever.  No worries, as you won't be needing it again.

Say goodbye to the ex and call Glutman.  His secretary picks up and says that 
the boss is out.  This is same woman you encountered earlier in the office 
where you picked up the cyberdeck.  You can actually have this identical 
conversation with her in person if you want, but this makes it easier.  Ask her 
about *Glutman* and she tells you that he is at *THE CAGE* on the edge of town. 
This comment is very important, as Glutman will not appear at The Cage unless 
his secretary has said this first.  Hang up and head to the other end of town.

==============
HIRING HAMFIST
==============
Before getting into Hamfist in particular, a little aside about Shadowrunners. 
Yes, the game is named after them.  In case you have not figured it out, 
Shadowrunners are a type of mercenary who are paid to handle certain tasks or 
missions.  There are many throughout the game, and Jake himself was (is) a 
Shadowrunner.

In the game world, Shadowrunners are divided into three classes: mercenaries, 
deckers, and mages.  Mercenaries are soldiers.  The are designed for physical 
combat and often sport superior firepower and armor.  Deckers are specialized 
Shadowrunners who carry cyberdecks and can access the Matrix.  Their fighting 
abilities are usually worse than mercenaries.  Mages are the least hearty of 
the three types, but they wield magic spells.  Some mages specialize in 
offensive spells, some defense and support, and some both.

In practical terms, it is never necessary to hire a Shadowrunner.  This game 
can be easily beaten without them.  This is due mainly to the fact that 
Shadowrunners are almost always inferior to Jake in terms skills and 
survivability.  Some Shadowrunners (particularly the mages) are pretty horrible 
and will die in even moderate fighting situations.  A complete ranking and 
evaluation of all Shadowrunners can be found in the "Shadowrunner" section in 
the Appendix.

This brings us to Hamfist.  Tenth Street is certainly easy enough to complete 
that he will never make a difference as far as battles go.  However, Hamfist 
does have some interesting uses:

  1. Being a decker, Hamfist has a working datajack and can access the Matrix.
     Particularly, he can enter the computer in Glutman's office.  Once you are
     in the office, Examine Hamfist, go to his items, and use his cyberdeck on
     the computer.  There is some risk of him dying in the Matrix, so make sure
     his health is full when attempting this.  Successfully entering the
     computer will allow you to steal 1,000 nuyen from Glutman's account,
     basically paying for the cost of Hamfist and netting you 500 nuyen.  You
     can still access this computer later, but you will need to wait until
     about the half way point in the game.

  2. Hamfist makes an excellent graveyard companion, resulting in a very quick
     way to earn karma.  Simply take him to the Graveyard and run around.  This
     will lure numerous Ghouls that Hamfist will pick off.  Ghouls typically
     leave him alone and only target Jake, so he's relatively safe.  You can
     earn about 2-3 karma per minute this way.  Note that there is a limit to
     the number of ghouls you can fight in any one trip and they do become
     harder as you make more visits to the Graveyard (see the next section for
     more on this).

  3. More of a novelty, you can Give the Beretta Pistol to Hamfist and he will
     keep it for you.  You can then pick it up later by rehiring him, as he
     will keep it in his inventory.  What's the point of this?  Well, it's the
     only way to finish the game with BOTH the Beretta Pistol and Zip Gun (for
     more on the Zip Gun, see three sections below).  This is a strategy for
     those "perfectionist" and "100%" players who just have to have every item
     in the game.  There's no benefit to doing it otherwise.

=============
GRAVE DIGGING
=============
On the screen past the Grim Reaper club, you can find the entrance to a 
Graveyard.  The graveyard holds four crypts and numerous Scary Ghouls who rise 
from the earth to attack you.  While they may seem infinite, there are only 
nine ghouls in the graveyard and they always spawn from the same points.  These 
ghouls do reset each time you exit and reenter the screen, however.  The damage 
you inflict on a ghoul will remain if it enters the ground and reemerges later. 
If a ghoul does enter the ground, it will always reappear from its original 
spawning point.

One interesting thing to note about ghouls is that they become harder as you 
fight them.  All ghouls start with 4 maximum HP, but they receive 2 additional 
maximum HP every time you kill one and it later respawns from the same point.  
Their HP will increase up to a maximum of 40 (which make them very difficult to 
kill).  This increase is PERMANENT.  While this may be a bug, if it is 
intentional it is probably designed to prevent rapid karma earning by hunting 
in the graveyard.  You can still earn karma quite easily (especially using the 
Hamfist trick described above), but your progress slows a lot after about 7-8 
trips.

You will notice that each crypt's doors are sealed shut, but you can pry them 
open by using the Scalpel.  The three rightmost crypts contain coffins.  When 
examined, the coffins will contain either Ghouls or nuyen. If you receive a 
message of "Nothing special here," keep examining until you find something.  If 
a coffin does hold nuyen, you will receive three bills worth 10-20 nuyen each 
(or 30-60 in total).

While in the graveyard, you will find that someone is yelling for help.  Enter 
the leftmost crypt and you will discover an injured shaman.  You can heal him 
by using the Slap Patch from the morgue.  Don't worry if you've already used 
the Slap Patch -- more are available later and you can return here.  Once 
healed, the shaman will talk to you.  He teaches you the *SHAMAN* and *MAGIC 
FETISH* keywords.  He will also give you the MAGIC FETISH (item) once you Talk 
to him.  Note that when examined, the Magic Fetish says "engraved on the item 
is a bat."  This is a subtle clue at its use later, but the item is meaningless 
for the time being.

After healing the shaman, one of the next ghouls you kill will drop the GHOUL 
BONE.  As with the Magic Fetish, hold onto this until later.

========
THE CAGE
========
With everything else completed, head to the end of the street and enter The 
Cage.  In the entranceway you will see a massive bouncer (who's dumb as rocks) 
and a video phone to your left.  The video phone is useful if you haven't 
called Sassie or Glutman's secretary yet, but this is probably not an issue if 
you've been following this walkthrough.

The bouncer lets you know that you need tickets to pass, and he has no 
intention of moving without them.  Select this item and Give it to him.  Once 
the bouncer has stepped aside, you can enter the club.  Doesn't seem nearly as 
crowded as one might think from all the hype.  After all, there are only twice 
as many people in the club as there are members of the band.  Still, most 
people don't have much to say.  Both the waitress and bartender do respond when 
asked about *Glutman*, noting that he's sitting by the band and has run up 
quite a tab.  Interestingly, they both say the same thing even if you have not 
called Glutman's secretary and he is not at the club yet.

There's also an odd man on the left side who talks about "Ghoul busting."  He 
says that he once met a Shadowrunner who claimed he could handle them.  The 
Shadowrunner he's probably talking about is Jangadance, the Jamaican who is on 
the phone at the Grim Reaper club.  Once you learn the *GHOUL* keyword, 
Jangadance will be off the phone and can be hired, however, he charges you 
1,500 nuyen and is quite useless.  Ignore this guy for now and talk to the man 
just above him, sitting on the couch.

You have finally found Glutman, who seems quite amused to see Jake based on his 
picture.  He expresses his surprise that Jake is still alive given the value of 
the tech he is carrying in his head.  When you Talk to him, he offers to hide 
you somewhere that you will be safe.  Once the conversation has ended, Jake is 
blindfolded and taken somewhere.  The area ends at this point.

=================
WHAT'S A ZIP GUN?
=================
You could very easily have beaten this game many times and never even heard of 
the Zip Gun.  The reason is that you need to do something quite 
counterintuitive to ever get it.  The Zip Gun is always given to you by Glutman 
if you talk to him in The Cage and do not have any other gun in your inventory. 
The game does this so you cannot get stuck in the next stage (caryards) with no 
way out.  The Zip Gun has the same attack power as the Beretta (3) but has a 
lower accuracy rating (0 vs. 1 for the Beretta), making it a worse weapon.  The 
difference in accuracy can be quite significant at this point in the game.  You 
need an extra point in Firearms to make up the Zip Gun's lack of accuracy.  
With the Firearms skill at level 1, you will miss almost every time with the 
Zip Gun.

So how does one get the Zip Gun?  It's impossible to miss the Beretta, since 
you need to kill at least some enemies to earn enough nuyen for the Lonestar 
Badge.  However, once you have the Beretta, you can get rid of it either by 1) 
giving it to Hamfist the Shadowrunner, or 2) selling it to the Business Man 
(who also sells the Lonestar Badge).  If you ever wish to get the Beretta 
again, you will need to give it to Hamfist (this trick is for the 
perfectionists who want every item in the game).

Since the Zip Gun is essentially a poor man's Beretta, there is no reason to 
try to obtain it.  It is primarily there as insurance to protect a curious (or 
careless) player.


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S E C T I O N   2      O L D   T O W N                                    SR02
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

With a blindfold covering his eyes and two mysterious escorts at his side, Jake 
is taken to the caryards.  Just as automobiles come here to die, so does the 
existence of most denizens.  People come here to disappear, never to be seen 
again.  The towering body of the King ensures that no one enters and no one 
exits... at least not without his say so.  Beyond the King lies the old 
abandoned buildings and deserted streets of Old Town, formerly the heart of 
commerce in Seattle.  It certainly has not aged well.  However, all that is 
important now is escaping the caryards and finding some more clues about your 
mission.


               =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=
                           SECTION 2 CONTENTS             
               =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=
               1. The Caryards and Arena.............SR02A
               2. Exploring Old Town.................SR02B
               =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=


===============================================================================
1. THE CARYARDS AND ARENA                                                 SR02A
===============================================================================
Items:     Slap Patch, (Negotiation Skill)
Keywords:  Caryards, Datajack, Decker, Drake, King, Nuyen, The Matrix

Enemies: 
                    Hit Points     Attack     Defense     EXP*     Nuyen
                    ==========     ======     =======     ====     =====
Heavy Dude            15-17           5          0         2       10-20
Mage (W-G)             5-7            5          0         2       10-20

Arena Fights below


*1 Karma point equals 8 Experience (EXP) points
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

=================================
ONCE YOU GET IN,YOU DON'T GET OUT
=================================
Jake comes to his senses in a giant junkyard laden with cars and other debris.  
The spot he wakes in has a white sleeping bag on the ground, which can be used 
just as a bed to save and recover health.  Going down one screen, you see 
various people walking and lounging about.  A women informs you that this is 
the *CARYARDS* and that the place is controlled by the *KING*.  There are 
various other inhabitants that give useful information.  Some are former 
Shadowrunners and reminisce about their glory days.  A couple of the more 
interesting residents recognize Jake and tell you that Glutman was able to 
sneak you in.  Another informs you about *DRAKE*, the mysterious voice who left 
a message in Jake's apartment.  Others discuss *THE MATRIX* and the conflict 
occurring within cyberspace.  Note that this game was created before either the 
Matrix movies or even the emergence of the internet, so its level of prescience 
is actually quite remarkable.

At the entrance to the caryards is the King himself.  He offers to let you out 
for 4,000 nuyen, which is quite a hefty sum (and a lot more than you will 
have).  One of the other caryard inhabitants had mentioned that you could fight 
the King, so maybe this is a possibility instead of having to pay.

One other interesting character to note is the little boy near the King who 
plays with the yo-yo.  If you ask him about *Heal* he will offer to sell you 
Slap Patches for 100 nuyen.  Slap Patches, like the one you found in the last 
stage, restore 10 HP.  If you accidentally used the one you previously found, 
here is one way to replace it.  Slap patches are the only way to recover HP in 
mid-battle at this point in the game, and you can hold up to 6 slap patches at 
once.

To the right of the main caryards screen is the arena.  The arena owner offers 
you the chance to fight for nuyen.  This is one of the best places in the game 
to make money, but the fights are not easy.  It is recommended that you have at 
least level 5 in Body and Firearms before fighting.

-----------------
POWER-UP LOCATION
-----------------
If you need to power-up a little before an arena fight, there is an enemy area 
south of the main caryards screen that houses Heavy Dudes and Mages.  It's a 
good idea to target the Mages first, as they are easier to kill.  The Heavy 
Dudes have received a slight attack power boost since Tenth Street and now have 
the same attack as the Mages -- and a lot more HP.  There are a couple of shops 
outside the Caryards, so you will want to pick up nuyen and save as much as you 
can.  You will want at least 20,000 nuyen to buy the best equipment (most of 
this will come from the arena), so every bit helps.

This is not the best place for powering-up, but it's relatively close to a bed 
and, quite frankly, it's all you have without leaving the caryards.  You should 
again focus your karma on boosting Body and Firearms.  You will receive a 100% 
accuracy rate with all weapons once Firearms reaches level 7, so there is no 
need to raise it beyond that level.  You should also raise Strength to level 4, 
as this lets you use all of the weapons you can buy a little later in the 
stage.  Computer and Charisma are completely useless while in the caryards, so 
don't focus on them if you're trying to save time.  If you learn the 
Negotiation skill from the Arena Owner, you may wish to boost it, as it lowers 
the price the King charges you to leave the caryards... however, paying the 
King at all is an inferior choice to fighting him.

=======================
THE GIFT OF NEGOTIATION
=======================
Believe it or not, the disheveled arena owner actually teaches Jake a new 
skill.  Speak with the owner and ask him about *Negotiation*.  He will offer to 
teach you the skill for 1,000 nuyen.  After two sentences of conversation, Jake 
now knows all he needs to know and the skill is added to his set.

The Negotiation skill allows you to haggle over the prices for hiring 
Shadowrunners.  The discount you receive increases as you place more points 
into this skill (specific discounts are listed for each Shadowrunner in the 
"Shadowrunners" section of the Appendix).  This is not a bad skill to have if 
you plan to hire Shadowrunners regularly, as the savings will quickly pay for 
the price of the skill, assuming you raise it to the maximum level first.  If 
you never hire Shadowrunners, the skill is pretty useless.

The Negotiation skill also lowers the price the King charges to leave the 
caryards from 4,000 nuyen to 2,000 (you need to raise the skill to at least 
level 2 to receive the discount).  If you intend to pay the King, you should 
certainly invest in this skill.

One other note about this skill is that you must learn it before all the arena 
fighters have been defeated.  Once you beat them all, the owner will no longer 
be there to share his knowledge and teach you the skill.

=============================
TWO MEN ENTER, ONE MAN LEAVES
=============================
Think cyberpunk American Gladiators.  The arena features one-on-one battles and 
is a great way to earn nuyen.  The initial fighters are rather weak, but 
difficulty increases quickly.  You earn a good deal of karma from the fights, 
so put whatever you can into Body and Firearms.

You won't always die when losing a fight in the arena.  The arena owner will 
try to stop the fight once you have 5 HP or less.  If you are receiving damage 
too quickly (as is the case starting in fight 6), you will probably be killed 
before he can throw in the towel on your behalf.

The arena fights go sequentially as listed below, except for the King battle.  
That fight can occur at any time by asking the arena owner about *King*.


o----------------------o
| ARENA FIGHTING GUIDE |
o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|                                                                            |
| 1. GANG MEMBER (1)                                                         |
| ------------------                                                         |
| HP:  25                 EXP:   22                                          |
| ATP: 6                  Nuyen: 300                                         |
| DEF: 0                                                                     |
|                                                                            |
| The Gang Member fights for with a knife and has no ranged attack.  The Gang|
| Member isn't very fast and doesn't attack too often, so don't expect much  |
| of a challenge.  With Body and Firearms values of 5, you can simply target |
| the Gang Member and quickly attack until he dies.  You can avoid damage all|
| together if you run around the burning barrel near the arena entrance.     |
| Eventually the Gang Member will get "stuck" and you can blast him without  |
| worry.  You get a good deal of karma from this fight, and that should go   |
| into boosting Body or Firearms, whichever skill is lower.                  |
|                                                                            |
|                                                                            |
| 2. HEAVY DUDE (1)                                                          |
| -----------------                                                          |
| HP:  15                      EXP:   8                                      |
| ATP: 2                       Nuyen: 700                                    |
| DEF: 0                                                                     |
|                                                                            |
| This fight is probably easier than the first.  Despite his initial trash   |
| talking, the Heavy Dude spends most of his time running around and         |
| occasionally shoots at you.  He only has a measly 15 HP and an attack power|
| of 2, making him no more dangerous than most normal enemies.  If you were  |
| able to win the previous fight, you should be able to handle this one      |
| without any problem.                                                       |
|                                                                            |
|                                                                            |
| 3. HEAVY DUDE (2)                                                          |
| -----------------                                                          |
| HP:  20                      EXP:   20                                     |
| ATP: 4                       Nuyen: 1,000                                  |
| DEF: 0                                                                     |
|                                                                            |
| This Heavy Dude is similar in movement and pattern to the previous one     |
| (not a surprise since he claims you killed his brother).  This fight is a  |
| little more difficult since the Heavy Dude now has 20 HP, faster movement, |
| double the attack power, and a more accurate shot.  You can minimize your  |
| damage by running directly left to the arena corner as soon as the fight   |
| starts.  The Heavy Dude will eventually wander over there, but he will fire|
| less often and spend most of his time running around.  While it may be a   |
| little difficult to keep target lock, you should not have to worry much    |
| about getting hit.  There's the likely chance that, if the Heavy Dude      |
| disappears from the screen for more than 10 seconds, he's "frozen."  To see|
| if this is the case, edge to the right slowly until you see him partially  |
| on the screen.  You can proceed to pick him off as he simply stands        |
| motionless.  Do not move too far over or he will be "reanimated" and resume|
| attacking.  This is probably somewhat of a glitch, but it can be exploited |
| in several of the fights.  From here on, it will be referred to as the     |
| "arena corner trick."  Regardless of the approach you use, the fight should|
| still be manageable with Body and Firearms at about level 5 or 6.          |
|                                                                            |
|                                                                            |
| 4. MAGE (1)                                                                |
| -----------                                                                |
| HP:  30                      EXP:   12                                     |
| ATP: 4                       Nuyen: 2,000                                  |
| DEF: 0                                                                     |
|                                                                            |
| The Mage's movement patterns are fairly similar to the Heavy Dude's, but he|
| moves less and shoots more.  He has fairly good accuracy and his shots     |
| always come in bunches of 4.  However, his patterns are predictable so     |
| there is seldom a chance that you will lose target.  He is also susceptible|
| to the arena corner trick (discussed in fight 3), but it does not work as  |
| reliably on him.  You don't need any better stats or equipment than you did|
| in the previous fight.                                                     |
|                                                                            |
|                                                                            |
| 5. MAGE (2)                                                                |
| -----------                                                                |
| HP:  36                      EXP:   13                                     |
| ATP: 5                       Nuyen: 3,000                                  |
| DEF: 0                                                                     |
|                                                                            |
| This Mage's attack patterns and movements are nearly identical to the      |
| previous fight, but he has more HP (36).  His attack power is high enough  |
| to pack a little sting, so you could be in trouble if enough high          |
| damage shots land.  You can win this fight with the level 5 Body and       |
| Firearms, but it's probably best to get both in the 6 or 7 range.          |
|                                                                            |
|                                                                            |
| 6. SAMURAI WARRIOR                                                         |
| ------------------                                                         |
| HP:  40                      EXP:   9                                      |
| ATP: 9 (gun); 4 (knife)      Nuyen: 4,000                                  |
| DEF: 0                                                                     |
|                                                                            |
| The Samurai Warrior is the first genuinely challenging fight.  He has the  |
| capability to hit for very high damage with his automatic weapon, which can|
| be pretty devastating.  There are two things working in your favor in this |
| fight.  The first is the Samurai Warrior's relatively poor accuracy.  He   |
| hits hard, but not nearly as often as the previous fighters.  Secondly,    |
| when you get up close, the Samurai Warrior will try to attack you with a   |
| knife instead of his gun, which does pretty measly damage.                 |
|                                                                            |
| The best strategy is to stay as close as possible and fire away while he   |
| slashes you with the knife.  As soon as the fights begins, move right next |
| into him and begin blasting away.  He does move quickly after he's done    |
| slashing to get into firing range again, so be ready to move and stay with |
| him.  You should still be able to win this fight with the Beretta Pistol   |
| and Leather Armor.  Try to get Body and Firearms values to at least level 7|
| first.                                                                     |
|                                                                            |
|                                                                            |
| 7. FEROCIOUS ORC                                                           |
| ----------------                                                           |
| HP:  50                      EXP:   26                                     |
| ATP: 4                       Nuyen: 5,000                                  |
| DEF: 0                                                                     |
|                                                                            |
| The Ferocious Orc is probably a little easier than the Samurai Warrior, but|
| he can still cause some trouble.  He has a pretty high HP total (50) but   |
| does average damage with his attack. His main attack pattern consists of   |
| firing off 6 shots at a time, then moving around rather quickly.  If you   |
| can avoid getting stun locked by his shots, you should be able to win while|
| still using the Beretta Pistol.  While the arena corner trick does not work|
| on him, he does have some aversion to the right arena corner (note, the    |
| right corner this time, not the left).  If you walk straight to the right  |
| when the fight starts (right past him) he will run left and never really   |
| come over to attack.  He will, however, briefly pop onto the top part of   |
| the screen, at which point you can get off a shot or two.  You can move    |
| slightly left of the burning barrel on that side before you get too close  |
| that he resumes shooting at you.  This is a slow method of killing him, but|
| it is very safe.                                                           |
|                                                                            |
| If you don't like this tactic, you should still move away from the center  |
| arena, as the Orc will move more and fire less often that way.  When the   |
| Orc is nearly dead, he will yell out another taunting message, so you can  |
| use this to gauge his remaining life.  If this fight is giving you trouble,|
| you may want to stock up on Slap Patches from the boy near the caryards    |
| entrance.  Still, the Orc fight should be manageable if you pump Body to   |
| 8 and Firearms up to 7.                                                    |
|                                                                            |
|                                                                            |
| 8. GANG LEADER                                                             |
| --------------                                                             |
| HP:  30                      EXP:   25                                     |
| ATP: 10                      Nuyen: 6,000                                  |
| DEF: 0                                                                     |
|                                                                            |
| The Gang Leader is one of the toughest opponents that you will face in the |
| arena.  His difficulty is a combination of his very powerful attack and    |
| incredible agility; he circles you relentlessly, causing you to frequently |
| lose target.  His shots also have the annoying effect of stun-locking you. |
| These two things can combine for a quick death.  This fight is the first   |
| one that is virtually impossible to win without upgrading your weaponry.   |
| To have any chance, you will probably need to upgrade to at least the      |
| Shotgun and Mesh Jacket.  A Body value of 9 or 10 is also about the        |
| bare minimum.  You can hold off on this fight until you learn the Heal     |
| spell, if you'd like, which will make it much easier.                      |
|                                                                            |
| One of the better strategies is to walk into the Arena corner at the far   |
| left side of the screen.  Leave a small space between Jake and the wall    |
| when you do this.  The Gang Leader will follow and still try to circle you,|
| but the arc of his movement is much smaller now, meaning you won't lose    |
| target as quickly.  There is also a decent chance that the Gang Leader will|
| try to move between you and the wall and get stuck.  In this case, just    |
| fire as quickly as you can and the Gang Leader will be finished off quite  |
| easily.                                                                    |
|                                                                            |
|                                                                            |
| 9. TROLL DECKER                                                            |
| ------------                                                               |
| HP:  40                      EXP:   36                                     |
| ATP: 14                      Nuyen: 7,000                                  |
| DEF: 0                                                                     |
|                                                                            |
| Clearly the hardest fight in the arena.  The Troll Decker has an incredible|
| firing rate that unleashes waves of double-digit damage.  You will likely  |
| need at least the Shotgun and Mesh Jacket to have a chance at winning this |
| one.  It may be better to wait until after learning the Heal spell if      |
| you're having an especially hard time.  In that case, make sure you watch  |
| your HP and heal once you get to 50 HP or less, since you can lose this    |
| amount in one volley quite easily.                                         |
|                                                                            |
| It is possible with some patience to beat the Troll Decker before you      |
| leave Old Town.  You will want to raise Body to at least level 10.         |
| The Troll Decker will occasionally halt firing to move around, and         |
| this is the key to killing him.  Move just below the center of the Arena   |
| as soon as the battle begins.  The Troll Decker is programmed to stand as  |
| close to the middle as it can while maintaining a minimum distance from    |
| you.  Because of this, it will often stop to move out, then back in between|
| rounds.  If you are lucky, there will be enough time to kill him.  Your    |
| speed with the crosshair will actually make a big difference in this       |
| fight -- you will want to begin damaging him about the same time he begins |
| damaging you.  Given the random nature of the damage you deal and receive, |
| some times it will just not be possible to survive  reset and try again.  |
| This strategy does involve some luck, but it is a great way to earn a      |
| lot of nuyen early on.                                                     |
|                                                                            |
| One clever strategy that several readers have pointed out is to use        |
| Grenades (bought at the weapon shop).  As soon as the fight starts, target |
| the Troll and select the grenade.  Do this as quickly as you can and you   |
| can possibly get all 6 off before the Troll Decker has moved.  Depending   |
| on the Grenade damage, this can be enough to safely kill the Troll.  This  |
| trick is definitely worth trying if you're having a hard time and want to  |
| clear the arena before leaving Old Town.                                   |
|                                                                            |
|                                                                            |
| 10. (REPLICATING) MAGE                                                     |
| ------------------                                                         |
| HP:  50                      EXP:   40                                     |
| ATP: 3 (gun); 7 (p-ball)     Nuyen: 8,000                                  |
| DEF: 4 (main); 3 (clones)                                                  |
|                                                                            |
| The Replicating Mage creates clones of himself to attack you.  This        |
| increase the damage you take while trying to throw off your targeting of   |
| the real Mage.  The clones will die shortly after you start attacking them,|
| but the only way to inflict damage is to attack the real Mage.  The Mage   |
| can have as many as four clones present at one time, and this fight can be |
| rather tricky if you are being attacked by multiple targets at once.  Both |
| the stun-lock and sprite slowdown will make it hard to do anything.  The   |
| easy way around this is to move to the far left corner of the screen once  |
| there are several clones in the arena.  For whatever reason, the clones    |
| will remain behind while the real Mage follows.  Alone, the Mage is quite  |
| easy.  His attack is not that powerful and he doesn't fire at a very fast  |
| rate.  Another giveaway of the real Mage's identity is that he is the only |
| one who can use the Powerball spell.  Any time you see this, target that   |
| Mage and fire.  This fight will probably take a while because the Mage has |
| a fairly high defense.  His defense is so high, in fact, that you will need|
| at least the Ruger Warhawk or stronger to damage him.  If you were able to |
| defeat the Troll Decker, your weapons and abilities are more than adequate |
| for this fight.                                                            |
|                                                                            |
|                                                                            |
| THE KING                                                                   |
| --------                                                                   |
| HP:  45                      EXP:   31                                     |
| ATP: 5                       Nuyen: 3,000                                  |
| DEF: 1                                                                     |
|                                                                            |
| You will need to fight the King if you want to leave the caryards without  |
| paying.  If you do happen to pay, however, you can still come back and     |
| fight the King later.  You enter this fight by asking the Arena Owner about|
| *King*.  Also, unlike the other fights, there is no chance that the Arena  |
| Owner will call this fight before you die.                                 |
|                                                                            |
| The King is probably a little easier that the Samurai Warrior, but he still|
| provides a decent challenge with starting weaponry.  Try to get both       |
| Firearms and Body up to about 7.  When you enter the fight, move to the    |
| left side, but stand directly in front of the right-hand post by the       |
| entrance.  While you are in this area, the King will be thrown out of sync |
| and will waste time moving back and forth into the Arena circle.  If you   |
| move too far the left or towards the center, this trick won't work.  With  |
| the King's timing off, he fires far less often and is a pretty easy target.|
| Occasionally he will become "frozen," as happens with the arena corner     |
| glitch (discussed in fight 3).  If he remains off the screen for more      |
| than 10 seconds, slowly edge right until just enough of him appears so     |
| that you can target him.  Proceed to blast away and he should be dead in   |
| no time.  If this fight is giving you trouble, buy a few Slap Patches from |
| the boy in the caryards (ask about *Heal*).  They should extend your life  |
| enough to achieve victory.                                                 |
o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

====================
LEAVING THE CARYARDS
====================
Once you've had enough of the caryards and have either gotten bored of fighting 
in the arena or have starting getting your ass handed to you, it's time to 
leave.  There are two ways out and both go through the King.  You can:

1. PAY THE KING.  This is the sissy way out.  For 4,000 nuyen (or 2,000 with
   the Negotiation skill at level 2 or higher), the King will step aside and
   allow you permanent rights to exit and reenter the caryards.  Some players
   end up taking this choice because they are not aware of the second way to
   leave the area...

2. FIGHT THE KING.  Now we're talking.  Ask the Arena Owner about *King*, and
   he will give you the chance to fight.  Fighting the King is the ideal way to
   leave.  Not only do you avoid paying him 4,000 nuyen, but you make 3,000
   once he is killed.  However, he is not an easy foe.  See the notes on arena
   fights above for more details on killing him.


===============================================================================
2. EXPLORING OLD TOWN                                                     SR02B
===============================================================================
Items:     Black Bottle, Potion Bottles, Stake, (Talisman Shop Phone Number)
Keywords:  Cortex Bomb, Examination, Shaman, Talismans

Enemies: 
                    Hit Points     Attack     Defense     EXP*     Nuyen
                    ==========     ======     =======     ====     =====
Hitman                  10            5          0         1       30-60
Peephole                 3            1          1         1       None
Sniper                   3            2          0         1       10-20


*1 Karma point equals 8 Experience (EXP) points

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|             \_    \_                      _/     \_             W---|---E   |
|               \_    \_               _  _/         \_              /|\      |
|                 \_    G_          E_/ \/             \D          SW | NW    |
|                   \_    \_      F_/           B       )             S       |
|                     \_    \_   _/    _/\_           _/                      |
|                       \_    \_/    _/    \_        /                        |
|                         \_       _/        \_   _  \_                       |
|                           \_   _/            \_/ \   \_                     |
|                             \_/                  /     \                    |
|                                                 (   C   )                   |
|                                                  \_   _/                    |
|                                                    \_/                      |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

LOCATIONS
---------
A: Bed
B: Caryards
C: Enemy Area
D: Arena
E: Old Town Monorail Station
F: Sputnik Club
G: Ed's Patch'n'Fix
H: Vivyan's Weapon Shop
I: Talisman Shop

Free at last!  Old Town is not very large, consisting of a primary street and a 
few attractions along the way.  The first stop after the caryards entrance is 
the Old Town Monorail station.  This can take you back to Tenth Street or ahead 
to the next area (Daley Station).  Don't leave just yet, though, as there is a 
bit more to see.  The most important sites are the Weapons and Talisman shops 
at the far end of the street.  Head to the very end first and ignore the bar 
and side road along the way for now.

====================
VIVYAN'S WEAPON SHOP
====================
Follow the main street to the very end and you will find the weapon shop on the 
right.  The shop is owned by a crazy dwarf named Vivyan who has a bad habit of 
setting his hair on fire.  Exactly the kind of guy you want controlling a 
weapons arsenal.  Crazy or not, he does offer some good buys.  Below is a list 
of his wares.

 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | WEAPONS                   Required     Attack     Accuracy             |
 |                           Strength     Power       Rating      Price   |
 |                           --------     ------     --------     -----   |
 | Colt American L36 Pistol     1           3           1         500     |
 | Fichetti Light Pistol        1           4           1         2,000   |
 | Ares Viper Heavy Pistol      2           4           2         4,000   |
 | Ruger Warhawk Pistol         3           6           2         9,000   |
 | Defiance T-250 Shotgun       4           8           2         15,000  |
 | Grenade                      1           13         N/A        100     |
 |                                                                        |
 |                                                                        |
 | ARMOR                     Required     Defense                         |
 |                           Strength     Rating                  Price   |
 |                           --------     -------                 -----   |
 | Mesh Jacket                  2            2                    5,000   |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Quick summary of the stats above.  Required Strength is the level your Strength 
attribute needs to be in order for you to wield the item.  Attack Power is the 
maximum damage the weapon can do.  The damage numbers you see over the enemy's 
head will be random values between 1 and this maximum (less enemy defense, of 
course).  Obviously, higher is better.  Accuracy Rating is a relative stat that 
measures how precisely the weapons will hit.  This stat is out of 6.  To put it 
in perspective, each point in Accuracy Rating is equal to one point in the 
Firearms skill, or a 12.5% increase in accuracy.

If it's not obvious from the stats, the Shotgun is head and shoulders above all 
the other weapons.  Although its price tag is steep, this is the weapon you 
should buy.  If you have been fighting in the arena, you should have enough 
money saved to afford it.  If not, it's advised that you return and fight some 
more (you should be able to win the first 7 fights with the Beretta).  If you 
really can't afford the Shotgun, the Warhawk Pistol is a decent alternative.  
None of the other weapons will make a big difference and are a waste of money.

After (and only after) buying the Shotgun, you should invest in the Mesh 
Jacket.  Its defensive power is twice as strong as the Leather Jacket, and it 
should ward off a lot of damage from random street enemies.  In fact, you will 
now be invincible to the attacks of the snipers and peepholes in Old Town.  If 
you cannot afford the Mesh Jacket now, use your new weaponry to win another 
arena fight or two, then return.

With the Shotgun and Mesh Jacket, return to the arena and test out your new 
gear.  With a Body stat at level 9 or 10, it is possible to win all the 
remaining arena fights.

==============
TALISMANS SHOP
==============
Talismans are magic wards and enchanted items.  Two of these items are required 
to learn magic spells; the other has a special purpose that will be uncovered 
later in the game.  The one thing they all share in common is that none of them 
have any use right now.  The available inventory is below, but you should save 
your money for now and return later when you need the items.

   o---------------------------------------------------------------o
   | TALISMANS                                                     |
   |                                                               |
   | Shop Name                    Inventory Name            Price  |
   | ---------                    --------------            -----  |
   | Sharp Wooden Stake           Stake                     2,500  |
   | Blue and Purple Bottle       Potion Bottles            3,000  |
   | Black Potion Bottle          Black Bottle              6,000  |
   o---------------------------------------------------------------o

Before leaving, talk to the store owner.  She teaches you the *TALISMANS* 
keyword.  Ask about this and you will learn *SHAMAN* as well as learn the 
TALISMANS SHOP PHONE NUMBER.  Having this phone number will save you some time 
a little later in the game.  After this visit, head back in the direction of 
the caryards.

============
SPUTNIK CLUB
============
The Sputnik Club is the local Old Town bar.  The bar houses a few Shadowrunners 
but not much else of interest.  In case you don't have it, the man near the 
entrance can teach you the *Hiring* keyword when asked about *Shadowrunner*.  
One of the elves at the bar also lets you know that his datajack was fixed by a 
man named Ed around the corner.

There are a couple of Shadowrunners available for hire here.  The Orc near the 
bottom (Orifice) and the guy dressed like the Indian from the Village People 
(Dances with Clams).  Dances is a mage but is probably the worst Shadowrunner 
in the game, so save your nuyen.  Orifice is a slightly better version of 
Hamfist from the previous section.  Neither are really needed at this point, 
and your nuyen is better saved for upcoming equipment.

================
ED'S PATCH'N'FIX
================
Take the advice of one of the Sputnik patrons and head north along the road to 
find the street doc.  Turn right off the main street and proceed down the alley 
into his shop.  Ed greets you and asks if there is anything you want him to 
look at.  You need to ask him about *Datajack*.  If you did not learn this 
keyword already, the nearest place to learn it is from the kid in the middle of 
the caryards who is sitting against a barrel.

Ed offers to give you an *EXAMINATION* for 500 nuyen to see what's wrong with 
your datajack.  ***DO NOT AGREE TO THE EXAMINATION UNLESS YOU HAVE 2,000 
NUYEN***  As you will soon see, during the examination, Ed activates a *CORTEX 
BOMB* inside Jake's head.  The Cortex Bomb will detonate in 30 game hours (30 
minutes of real time), essentially blowing up Jake's head and ending your quest 
in a hurry.  You will receive updates each minute telling you how much time 
remains before the bomb explodes.  If you don't have 2,000 nuyen yet (which you 
will need shortly to diffuse the bomb), come back here later.  You can proceed 
to the next stage without making this visit yet.

After enabling the cortex bomb, speak with Ed again.  Oddly, he somehow knows 
your name now.  Ask him about *Cortex Bomb* and he will give you the 500 nuyen 
back that you paid for the examination.  You can also ask about *Street Doc* 
and he will recommend a colleague named Dr. Maplethorpe who might be able to 
help.  If you're really pissed off at Ed, you can go ahead and kill him at this 
point.  There is no benefit or penalty to doing so, but make sure you get your 
refund first.

This walkthrough will assume you activated the Cortex Bomb.  At this point, 
head back down the street and into the Monorail Station.  Board the monorail on 
the left side and you're on your way to Daley Station.


=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
S E C T I O N   3      D O W N T O W N                                    SR03
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

Finally, some signs of life.  Downtown is the bustling heart of commerce in 
Seattle.  Surrounding Daley Station are towers that house the powerful 
multinational corporations who seek to dominate the Matrix and the world.  The 
Downtown area is massive compared to the previous sections, and there is plenty 
for Jake to explore.  Many of the mysteries of his mission are about to be 
explained.


               =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=
                           SECTION 3 CONTENTS             
               =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=
               1. Get This Thing Out of My Head!.....SR03A
               2. Exploring Downtown.................SR03B
               3. The Docks..........................SR03C
               4. Rust Stilettos.....................SR03D
               =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=


===============================================================================
1. GET THIS THING OUT OF MY HEAD!                                         SR03A
===============================================================================
Items:     Iron Key
Keywords:  Cyberware, Head Computer, Matrix Systems, Rust Stilettos

Enemies: 
                    Hit Points     Attack     Defense     EXP*     Nuyen
                    ==========     ======     =======     ====     =====
Ferocious Orc           15            4          0         6       70-100
Ferocious Orc           15            4          0         6       30-60
Gang Member           20-35         6/4          2         2       30-60
Gang Member           20-35         6/5          3         4       70-100
Hitman (Hole)           20            5          0         1       None
Hitman (Bush)           13            5          2         1       None
Hitman (Roof)           10            4          0         1       30-60
Peephole                15            5          0         1       None


*1 Karma point equals 8 Experience (EXP) points
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ah, some real freedom.  Daley Station marks the point where the game 
effectively takes off your training wheels and really begins.  The world is now 
much larger and far less linear than it has been up to this point.  Before 
exploring the numerous downtown sites, focus first on diffusing the cortex 
bomb.

============
WARM WELCOME
============
As soon as you enter in the main concourse at Daley Station, two Ferocious Orcs 
begin blasting you.  You can avoid some damage by running down the stairs and 
to the right, which causes one of the Orcs to lose sight of you.  Once killed, 
the orc on the right engages in a last dying conversation.  If you Talk to him, 
he tells you that the *RUST STILETTOS* always finish a job.  He also drops the 
IRON KEY.

After proceeding down the stairs, you are greeted by a dog.  This is the 
talking variety, and it tells you that you best seek out the Dog soon.  These 
clues still should not make a whole lot of sense.

=========================
THE GREAT DR. MAPLETHORPE
=========================
Head SE through the main concourse and into the city marketplace.  You will see 
a lot of businessmen and numerous stands with meat and produce for sale.  
Nobody says anything interesting, so avoid the pedestrians and head NE across 
the street.  Continue crossing the street onto the next screen (avoid the cars) 
and head SE once you get to the curb.  Do NOT go up the stairs of the building 
after the crosswalk, as there is a small hit squad up there that can easily 
destroy you.

Wrap around the corner and enter the office building on the next screen.  You 
are met by a receptionist who wants to know the reason for your visit.  Ask her 
about *Cortex Bomb* and she will offer to let you see the doctor for 2,000 
nuyen.  There's no other choice at this point, so fork over the money and head 
on in.

Dr. Maplethorpe (who again knows your name) asks what he can do for you.  Ask 
him about *Cortex Bomb* and he will go ahead and disarm the explosive.  Once 
it's disabled, he informs you that he sells *CYBERWARE*, which is equipment 
that augments Jake's abilities.  If you probe Maplethorpe a bit, he reveals 
that Jake's head computer, which apparently houses some valuable data, was 
created by *MATRIX SYSTEMS*.  Also of interest, Maplethorpe will sell you Slap 
Patches for 100 nuyen when asked about *Heal*.

Now, the goodies.  On tables at the bottom of the screen, you can purchase 
cyberware.  Right now, Maplethorpe will be selling SKILL SOFTWARE and BOOSTED 
REFLEXES.  Skill Software costs 3,000 nuyen and teaches you the Leadership 
skill.  Leadership allows you to better command Shadowrunners so that they 
remain with you for a longer period of time.  The Boosted Reflexes are the real 
winner, however.  They boost Jake's firing rate and let you deal damage at a 
much faster rate with any weapon.  Probably the best investment you can make in 
the game.  Unfortunately, the Boosted Reflexes cost 15,000 nuyen.  Unless you 
cleared out the arena, you probably don't have this much money.  Save up for a 
bit and come back as soon as you do.  This should be the very next purchase 
after you've bought the Shotgun and Mesh Jacket in Old Town.

================
JAKE, THE HACKER
================
With Jake's head computer and datajack now working properly, you can access 
various computers to enter the Matrix.  If a computer has a label when you 
place the cursor over it, it is likely accessible.  To enter, Use the cyberdeck 
on the computer.  The cyberdeck is found in Glutman's office in the first area 
in case you do not currently have it.

The Matrix takes place in overhead view.  When Jake logs in, an avatar of 
himself is placed inside the virtual world.  The avatar uses Jake's health, 
which is represented by the first bar on the bottom left corner of the screen.  
The bar below that represents Jake's active memory (sort of like RAM), which 
stores the data you retrieve on each trip into the Matrix.  The data is 
processed and purged when you exit, so this bar resets each time you enter. You 
add data to Jake's memory by pressing the A-button when at a directory or 
datastore.  You can exit the Matrix at any time by pressing the X-button.  You 
should make sure to do this if your life is low, as it is possible to be killed 
inside the Matrix.

There are two types of matrix levels:

 1. Data levels
 2. CPU levels

Data levels are virtual information warehouses.  You will often obtain a data 
file once you have transferred the information inside.  Many times, you will 
also earn nuyen from the hacked account, as all money exists electronically.  
Stealing money through the Matrix is actually one of the best ways to earn it.

CPU levels are often much larger and more difficult than pure data levels.  
This level will have a main CPU that can be reprogrammed or destroyed in order 
to affect some object in the outside world.  For example, destroying or 
reprogramming a CPU may allow you to access an elevator or disable a security 
alert.  Destroying the CPU also eliminates all local ICs.  CPU levels sometimes 
have data stores (and accounts with nuyen) that you can also pilfer.

To protect the data and CPUs, the Matrix implements ICs (Intrusion 
Countermeasure Electronics), which are invisible guardians that sit on various 
tiles.  On each tile, your cyberdeck will relay a message at the top of the 
screen telling you how many ICs reside on the eights squares around Jake.  You 
have no indication as to which tile the ICs are on, so maneuvering through them 
requires some guesswork.  If you run into an IC, you will lose a substantial 
amount of life.  You can, however, attempt to combat and destroy the ICs.  To 
do so, press the B-button whenever you receive a message alerting you to ICs 
and you will attack the square directly in front you.

When try to attack, one of three things can happen:

 1. There will be no IC in front of you, so nothing happens (1 HP life loss)
 2. You destroy the IC successfully
 3. You attack the IC, but are not able to destroy it (larger life loss)

Before entering the Matrix, you should boost your Computer skill to level 6.  A 
higher computer skill increases the chances of successfully killing an IC when 
attacking.  It is quite invaluable and does not take long to max.

===========
OK COMPUTER
===========
Now that Jake can enter the Matrix, invest some time in raising the Computer 
skill.  Once you have done this, there are a couple of computers you can hack 
into for some nice money.  The first is in Glutman's office back on Tenth 
Street.  That computer yields 1,000 nuyen and a data file.  The other is in a 
warehouse down by the docks in the Downtown area (a little more discussed 
below).  That computer gives you 2,000 nuyen.  This guide will note any other 
times when you can hack into computers, especially for money.  For a complete 
listing, see the "Computers You Can Hack For Nuyen" section of the Appendix.


===============================================================================
2. EXPLORING DOWNTOWN                                                     SR03B
===============================================================================
Items:     None
Keywords:  None

Enemies: 
                    Hit Points     Attack     Defense     EXP*     Nuyen
                    ==========     ======     =======     ====     =====
Gang Member           20-35         6/4          2         2       30-60
Gang Member           20-35         6/5          3         4       70-100
Hitman (Hole)           20            5          0         1       None
Hitman (Bush)           13            5          2         1       None
Hitman (Roof)           10            4          0         1       30-60
Peephole                15            5          0         1       None


*1 Karma point equals 8 Experience (EXP) points
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Downtown is a huge area with many different sub-areas to explore.  The map 
below tries to help clear up some of the confusion.  One location to keep in 
mind is the hotel, which is the only place in Downtown to restore your life and 
use karma.  You can find it by taking the SW exit from the marketplace.  Take 
the SW street again at the intersection, then head NW.  The hotel will be on 
the right and costs 50 nuyen per night (location E below).  Alternatively, you 
can always go back to the caryards and sleep for free.

The map below is a (poor) visual depiction of the region.  It is not accurately 
to scale, but it can be a useful reference for finding the various sites in the 
region.

o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|                               D O W N T O W N                               |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|                  _/\                                                 N      |
|                _/   )G                                            NW | NE   |
|              _/   _/                                                \|/     |
|            _/   _/      _       _                                 W--|--E   |
|          _/   _/      A/ \_   _/ \_           _                     /|\     |
|        _/   _/        (    \_/     \_        / \_L                SW | SE   |
|      _/   _/           \             \_     (_   \_                  S      |
|    F/    /              )              \      \_   \_       _               |
|    (    (             _/     B          )  _   _)    \_  D_/ \_             |
|     \_   \_         _/                _/ _/ \_/   _    \_/     \_           |
|       \_   \_     _/                 / _/       _/ \_             \         |
|         \_   \_  /    _           _  \/         \_   \_            )        |
|           \_   \/   _/ \_       _/ \              \_   \_        _/         |
|             \_     /     \_   _/  _/                )    \_    _/           |
|               \_   \_      \_/  _/      C         _/       \__/             |
|                 \_   \_        /                _/                          |
|                   \_   \_     (                /                            |
|                     \_   \_    \            _  \_       _                   |
|              _        \_   \_  /  _       _/ \_  \_   _/ \_                 |
|            _/ \_        \_   \/  / \_    /     \_  \_/     \_               |
|          _/     \_E       \     (    \_/\\_      \_          \_             |
|       H_/         \_       )     \_     /  )I      \           \_           |
|      _/             \_   _/    _   \_   \_/         )            \          |
|    _/            _    \_/    _/ \_   \_           _/              )         |
|   /            _/ \_       _/     \_   \_ K     _/    ___       _/          |
|  (           _/     \_   _/         \_   \_   _/    _/   \_   _/J           |
|   \_       _/         \_/             \_   \_/    _/       \_/              |
|     \_   _/                             \       _/                          |
|       \_/                                )    _/                            |
|                                        _/   _/                              |
|                                       /   _/                                |
|                     To the Docks <-- (   /                                  |
|                                       \_/                                   |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

LOCATIONS
---------
A: Monorail
B: Daley Station
C: Downtown Marketplace
D: Dr. Maplethorpe's Office
E: Hotel (save game)
F: Wastelands Club
G: Rust Stilettos Hideout
H: Jagged Nails Club
I: Sewers
J: Dark Blade Mansion
K: Drake Tower
L: Aneki Building


===============================================================================
3. THE DOCKS                                                              SR03C
===============================================================================
Items:     DF_MT-AI, Pool of Ink (for Black Bottle)
Keywords:  Docks

Enemies: 
                    Hit Points     Attack     Defense     EXP*     Nuyen
                    ==========     ======     =======     ====     =====
Hitman (Roof)           10            4          0         1       30-60
Mage (V-G)             5-7            5          0         1       30-60
Mage (V-PB)             15            7          3        1-2      30-60
Mage (W-PB)              5            7          2         1       30-60
Mage (W-PB)             15            7          3         1       30-60
Mage (W-PB)           15-22           7          0         1       30-60
Massive Orc            5-22           4          3         3       30-60
Massive Orc           15-19           4          3         2       30-60
Massive Orc           15-22           3          2         3       30-60
Peephole                15            5          0         1       None
Octopus                 90            3          3         26      2,000


*1 Karma point equals 8 Experience (EXP) points
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

You do not need to proceed to the Docks at this point, but it is a good place 
to earn karma and nuyen.  It was also mentioned by Dr. Maplethorpe as the 
location of Matrix Systems.  If you would just like to advance the plot, you 
can skip to the next section and return to the Docks later.

The Docks can be found at the southernmost part of Downtown.  From the main 
concourse, take the SW exit.  From here, turn and follow the road SE.  You will 
pass through an intersection and walk by a large office building entrance (says 
Drake on the side).  Ignore the distractions for now and keep walking until the 
street ends and you can proceed NE or SW.  Take the SW road and you will arrive 
at the Docks.

A word of warning: the enemies on the docks can be quite difficult.  Some 
cannot be killed with the Beretta pistol, as their defense is too high.  If you 
have not upgraded your weapons yet, be sure to do so before tackling this area.

The Docks are divided into 3 main screens and a boat harbor.  The second and 
third screens house numerous Hitmen, Orcs, and Mages.  If you go SW from the 
first second screen, you will come to a small pier with a Boat Driver.  He 
teaches you the *DOCKS* keyword but is not useful for anything else yet.  You 
can also enter a door on the second screen that leads to a small office.  The 
office has a computer you can access with your newly repaired datajack.  You 
will earn 2,000 nuyen for your efforts, along with a file called DF_MT-AI.  
This is a Matrix System file that reads:

   "Anti-AI program finally complete.  Courier is to deliver it to
    Pushkin.  Cortex bomb will be implanted to protect the data.  All
    other copies destroyed.  Raitsov."

This provides some background on Jake's mission and begins to finally put some 
pieces together.

==============
THE DOG SPIRIT
==============
Proceed to the third docks screen.  You will immediately see two doors on the 
right.  The first is locked and can never be opened.  The second leads to a 
small warehouse and the elusive Dog Spirit.  This is the entity the various 
dogs have urged you to seek, and you will be visiting this site many times.  At 
this point, all he will tell you is to find items of a man, creature, and the 
earth.  This is cryptic, but you cannot get one of the items until later, so 
simply continue on your way.

=======
OCTOPUS
=======
The final door at the end of the third screen leads to a large warehouse.  In 
the NW corner of the room, you will find a woman standing beside a pool of 
water.  If you talk to her from a distance, she claims to be Sassie, Jake's ex-
girlfriend, and pleads for you to come close.  Once you get within a short 
distance, she transforms into an Octopus.

The Octopus is the area mini-boss, but it is not too difficult.  Simply walk 
south until the Octopus is just off the screen and has stopped firing.  Now, 
inch slowly back up and the Octopus should be in view, but will not attack.  
Proceed to blast away.  Keep in mind that the Octopus has a high HP total, so 
this battle may take a minute or two.

Your reward is an impressive 2,000 nuyen and the POOL OF INK.  The Ink is 
collected by using the Black Bottle on it (which was for sale at the Talismans 
Shop in Old Town).  The Ink remains indefinitely, so you can return later if 
you don't have the bottle.  It is not recommended that you buy the Black Bottle 
unless you have already purchased the Boosted Reflexes.

The previous incident is rather peculiar from a story perspective.  How could 
this foe know who Jake's girlfriend is?  A common theory is that Drake (who 
left you the nasty apartment message) was able to trace Jake back to Sassie 
(and probably killed her).  He then was able to have a shape shifter take 
Sassie's form as a ruse to trap Jake.  After all, the note that was in the 
morgue with Jake references Warehouse No. 5, which is this building.  Another 
theory is that Sassie was an enemy all along and had dated Jake as a way of 
infiltrating his mission.  This theory seems less credible than the previous 
one, however.  Regardless, the Octopus knew Jake would eventually show up as he 
looked around for information on Matrix Systems.  The game never definitively 
clears up this event, so it remains open to speculation.

Once the Octopus is defeated, head back towards Daley Station.

===============
HOW AM I DOING?
===============
Now is a good time to evaluate your current statistics and inventory, as the 
fighting ahead will become much more difficult.  The Docks make a good place to 
earn some karma if you are significantly off from any of these levels.  Here 
are some ranges for what your attributes, skills, and equipment should look 
like:

Attributes:
Body:        9 or higher
Magic:       0
Strength:    4 or higher
Charisma:    3 (raising this is optional; it is the least important statistic)

Skills:
Firearms:    7 (raising this beyond 7 does not improve accuracy)
Computer:    6
Negotiation: 6 (you should max this skill if you have it)
Leadership:  0 (also optional)

Weapon:      T-250 Shotgun
Armor:       Mesh Jacket

Upgrades:
Boosted Reflexes:  Add to the wish list if you can't afford it yet;
                   this should be the next thing you buy.

Skill Software:    Only buy this after getting the reflexes.  It can be ignored
                   if you do not plan to hire any Shadowrunners.

===============================================================================
4. RUST STILETTOS                                                         SR03D
===============================================================================
Items:     Crowbar, Password
Keywords:  Akimi, Ice, Raitsov, Steelflight

Enemies: 
                    Hit Points     Attack     Defense     EXP*     Nuyen
                    ==========     ======     =======     ====     =====
Ferocious Orc           15            5          2         2       30-60
Ferocious Orc         10-24           4          0         9       30-60
Ferocious Orc         10-24           4          3         9       30-60
Gang Member           20-35          6/2         0         2       30-60
Gang Member             35            5          2         7       70-100
Gang Leader             30            5          2        18       None
Heavy Dude            10-24           4          0         9       30-60
Heavy Dude              20            2          0         5       30-60
Heavy Dude              20            2          0        10       30-60
Heavy Dude              20            4          0        10       30-60
Heavy Dude              40            4          0        11       70-100


*1 Karma point equals 8 Experience (EXP) points
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

With the Docks having uncovered an assassination attempt and few scattered 
clues, turn your attention to the Rust Stilettos, who tried to kill you when 
you first entered Daley Station.  Given their vow to finish you off, perhaps 
they are somehow connected to what just happened?

===============
WASTELANDS CLUB
===============
The best place to pick up additional information on what to do next is the 
Wastelands Club.  From the Daley Station main concourse, take the SW exit, then 
follow the street NW.  At the top of the next screen should be the entrance to 
the Wastelands Club.  Recall that Jake woke up in the morgue with a matchbox 
that had a Wastelands Club logo in his pocket, so he has definitely been here 
previously.  Just before entering the club, you can find a grenade on the 
street that says "the pin has been pulled" when you examine it.  Hmm...  Is 
this something that would sound like a good idea to pick up in real life?  
Ignore the grenade and head inside.

As it turns out, someone knew Jake was coming.  As soon as you enter, a 
Ferocious Orc begins attacking.  It is the same as the ones who ambushed you at 
Daley Station.  After dispatching it, head down the stairs and into the bar.

The Wastelands Club is the premier hangout for mercenary Shadowrunners - the 
game's best hired guns can all be found here.  A quick summary of who you can 
recruit below:

Frogtongue: He is the large orc who stands just below the band.  He is the
            second best offensive Shadowrunner, behind Norbert.  However, he is
            more well rounded and has a defense powerful enough to stand up to
            most enemies.  He also remains with you for a long time when hired.
            He seems to know about *Rust Stilettos* when you question him.

Anders:     Anders is the Mercenary sitting at the bar.  He is the weakest of
            the mercenaries at this club, but his price tag is also much lower.
            There is no compelling reason to ever hire him.  Anders does seem
            to be well connected in the Shadowrunner community.  When asked
            that word, he references *AKIMI* and *STEELFLIGHT*, the premier
            mage and decker in the game.

Norbert:    Norbert is the red-haired dwarf at the bottom of the bar.  If you
            need added firepower, he's your man.  Norbert is the best mercenary
            in the game.

Jetboy:     Jetboy is a decker and is sitting next to Anders at the bar.  He is
            quite terrible in almost all regards, but he does have a very
            special use (described in "The Amazing Jetboy" below).  He has also
            heard of Matrix Systems before and mentions *RAITSOV*, whose name
            appeared in the data file pulled from the computer by the docks.

A few of the Shadowrunners, as well as the bartender, indicate that the Rust 
Stilettos are nearby.  Also, note that the bartender is waiting for a shipment 
of *ICE*.  This may seem kind of superfluous now, but it does have some use a 
bit later.

===========
THE HANGOUT
===========
Exit the Wasteland Club and head NE.  As soon as you enter the next screen, a 
heavy dude lets you know you're on Rust Stiletto territory.  Take out the gang 
member behind him first (who is hurling firebombs), as his attack always hits 
and is quite powerful.  Head back and take care of the Heavy Dude guarding the 
door.  The door is locked, but the Iron Key that one of the Rust Stiletto 
members dropped earlier will open it.

==========
FRONT ROOM
==========
The Rust Stilettos hideout is an abandoned restaurant, and there are several 
tables and cooking appliances scattered throughout.  The front room is divided 
into four smaller rooms, each with an enemy.  There are two Ferocious Orcs and 
two Gang Members, with the latter being the more dangerous of the two.  You can 
soften the damage from Gang Members by going right up to them.  They will then 
switch to a melee attack, which will not harm you if you have the Mesh Jacket 
equipped.  You can use the cover of the walls to hide yourself from all but one 
enemy at a time.  Individually, they are rather easy.

Once the four starting enemies are defeated, two Orcs will emerge from the back 
room.  These enemies have a much higher defense than their fellow members, and 
it will take a weapon with an attack power of at least 4 to harm them (i.e. the 
Beretta will not work, so you will need to use a stronger weapon).  Once 
defeated, one of the Orcs drops the CROWBAR.

If you have less than 70 HP after these fights, you should leave and heal 
before moving into the next room.

=========
BACK ROOM
=========
The back room is where the challenge begins.  You are immediately attacked by 
five different enemies at once.  The damage will begin piling on in a hurry, so 
you'll need to think fast.  The first enemy to target is the Gang Member who 
approaches you and attacks with a knife.  He is the most dangerous foe in this 
room and his attack hits so frequently that it can often keep you stunned.  By 
the way, don't hesitate to run away if your life is too low.  Any enemies you 
kill will stay dead, so just return after healing and tackle them again.    
Once the Gang Member is down, target the Gang Leader in the back.  Upon dying, 
he exclaims a final taunt, letting you know that *Drake* is going to find you.  
He also drops the PASSWORD.  Once the dialogue is over and the battle resumes, 
the Heavy Dudes should be pretty easy.  You should kill them in counter-
clockwise order starting with the topmost one.  This ensures you kill the Heavy 
Dudes with the lowest HP first, thereby minimizing the damage you take.

Once the room is clear and you have a chance to catch your breath, be sure to 
Examine the Password.  This reveals the code DRAKE0065 (no need to remember 
that).  You do not necessarily need to pick up the Password, but you do need to 
examine it for Jake to learn the code.  At this point, it should be obvious 
that Drake is behind the assassination attempt on your life and has been trying 
to thwart your mission.  Keep on the look out for clues about him.

==================
THE AMAZING JETBOY
==================
Yes, the useless Jetboy does have some value after all.  If you have Jetboy 
with you when the Gang Leader is killed, he will find 2,000 nuyen.  That's 
quite a score, and it will more than cover the cost of hiring him.  However, 
Jetboy is very fragile, so, if you want to bring him here, clear out all the 
enemies except the Gang Leader and then return.  Once he finds the nuyen, 
Jetboy resumes his uselessness.

===================
FOR THE ADVENTUROUS
===================
The Password you just received grants you entry into the Drake Tower.  Normally 
you would not scale the tower until after Bremerton, as the enemies are 
extremely tough.  However, there are a few benefits to doing so earlier.  
First, many of the computers within Drake's Tower allow you to access bank 
accounts and steal a large amount of nuyen.  This should more than pay for 
anything you might want to buy that is available at this point.  Secondly, once 
you reach the roof of the Tower, the Fully Concealable Jacket (defense of 4) 
becomes available at the Dark Blade mansion weapons shop.  This armor can be 
very useful in the mansion and in Bremerton.

However, the task of climbing the entire tower is immense without any of the 
higher level spells.  Definitely learn the Heal spell first (see next section) 
and consider taking along a Shadowrunner who has the Armor spell (Jangadance or 
Dances with Clams) or the Invisibility spell (Dances with Clams or Kitsune).  
The rest of this walkthrough will assume you did NOT go to Drake's Tower until 
after Bremerton.


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S E C T I O N   4      R A T   S H A M A N   A N D   D A R K   B L A D E  SR04
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

After the downfall of the Rust Stilettos, tales of Jake's heroics spread 
throughout the Downtown area.  Apparently, the gang had caused significant 
headaches for many people.  With some newly established street cred, it's time 
to continue exploring.

               =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=
                           SECTION 4 CONTENTS             
               =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=
               1. Kistune and the Jagged Nails Club..SR04A
               2. Rat Shaman's Lair..................SR04B
               3. Dark Blade Mansion.................SR04C
               =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=


===============================================================================
1. KITSUNE AND THE JAGGED NAILS CLUB                                      SR04A
===============================================================================
Items:     Leaves, (Dr. Maplethorpe's number)
Keywords:  Anders, Kitsune

Enemies: 
                    Hit Points     Attack     Defense     EXP*     Nuyen
                    ==========     ======     =======     ====     =====
Gang Member           20-35          6/4         2         2       30-60
Gang Member           20-35          6/5         3         4       70-100
Hitman (Hole)           20            5          0         1       None
Hitman (Bush)           13            5          2         1       None
Hitman (Roof)           10            4          0         1       30-60
Peephole                15            5          0         1       None


*1 Karma point equals 8 Experience (EXP) points
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Defeating the Rust Stilettos has made quite a name for Jake among the elite 
Shadowrunner groups.  If you explored earlier, you may have run into a crowded 
club where the bouncer told you to improve your reputation a bit if you wanted 
to come in.  Your latest victory may have been just the thing.

The Jagged Nails club can be found by heading SW from the marketplace.  Proceed 
SW through the intersection, then turn NW and head onto the next screen.  You 
should pass by the hotel on your right and come to the club entrance.  Talk to 
the bouncer on the left, who has heard of your recent deeds, and he will let 
you enter for 50 nuyen.

========================
WHAT A FOX!  NO, REALLY!
========================
You would think the club would be a little more crowded based on all the 
hoopla...  There are as many bartenders as patrons.  This actually works in 
your favor here as it makes it less confusing to get information.  The 
bartender on the right (Cecil) tells you that *KITSUNE* is performing on stage 
and uses this club as a cover to pick up on good jobs.  The two other men at 
the bar are Shadowrunners.  Steelflight, on the left, is the best decker and 
probably best overall Shadowrunner in the game.  He is very pricey, however.  
Next to him is Spatter, who is somewhat of a mercenary-mage hybrid.  Spatter is 
fairly average overall, so there's no compelling reason to hire him.

One interesting thing to do is ask Cecil about *STREET DOC*.  He asks for 100 
nuyen to find the number.  What he does next depends on your version of the 
game.  In the "Chop Shop" version, he says "never mind, she's too good for you 
anyway."  He does keep your 100 nuyen, however.  In the "morgue guys" version, 
he gives you the phone number for Dr. Maplethorpe.  Dialing that number puts 
you in touch with his secretary, but there's no real use for her.  She will 
tell you the location of the office, so maybe that was the intent of adding it 
here.

The target of your visit is Kitsune, who is performing on stage.  To speak with 
her, stand next to the video phone and try to target her.  You may miss a few 
times or get "too far away" errors, but keep trying until you get the option to 
Talk.  Once selected, she will teleport down to the floor and speak with you.

Kitsune reveals herself as the shape-shifting fox who revived Jake after he was 
gunned down at the beginning of the game.  You can hire her as a Shadowrunner, 
but she is quite difficult to keep alive -- save your nuyen.  Ask her about 
*Dog* and she will give you the LEAVES.  She also mentions that the Dog will 
guide you in your destiny, so now is a good time to revisit him.

Another point about game versions: Kistune's dialogue is more sexually explicit 
in the "Chop Shop" version.  For example, when asked about *Kitsune* she says 
"never snuggled down with a fox?  Wanna try?"  Some of her other responses are 
similarly flirtatious.  This language was toned down in the "morgue guys" 
version, likely at Nintendo's request.

========================
THE DOG SPIRIT REVISITED
========================
Exit the Jagged Nails club and head SW down to the Docks again.  Enter the Dog 
Spirit's warehouse (second door on the third screen).  If the Dog Spirit still 
gives you the message about bringing three items, you missed a pick-up along 
the way.  The items he is referring to are:

Man:       Magic Fetish
Creature:  Dog Collar
Earth:     Leaves

The Leaves were just picked up from Kitsune at the Jagged Nails club.  The Dog 
Collar is found by releasing the dog from the fountain area in front of the 
morgue in Tenth Street.  The Magic Fetish is picked up by healing the injured 
shaman in the Tenth Street cemetery.

Once you have these items, he will teach you the HEAL spell (this also sets 
your Magic attribute to level 1, so it can now be raised).  This will open the 
dialogue box.  Talk to him and he will ask you to destroy the *RAT* Shaman, who 
dwells at a place where souls rest.  The Dog Spirit will not speak with you 
again until this foe is defeated.

Before proceeding, you should take some time boost your newly acquired Heal 
spell and Magic attribute.  You should raise Heal to level 3-4 and the Magic 
attribute to level 5-6.  This can be quite time consuming, as there are not 
many good places to power-up at this point in the game.  The area around the 
docks is probably the best that you can do.  The second screen, in particular, 
usually has at least 2 enemies.  The Orcs are your best bet, as they give 
either 2 or 3 experience points each time.  In fact, you may want to just move 
between the harbor screen and second screen and only target the Orcs and Mage 
that appear near the bottom.  This allows you to earn karma very quickly (2-3 
points per minute), assuming you don't pick up the nuyen.


===============================================================================
2. RAT SHAMAN'S LAIR                                                      SR04B
===============================================================================
Items:     None
Keywords:  Jester Spirit

Enemies: 
                    Hit Points     Attack     Defense     EXP*     Nuyen
                    ==========     ======     =======     ====     =====
Ghoul                 31-41           4          0         2       None
Giant Rat (P-Bites)     15            3          1         5       None
Giant Rat (G-Bites)     15            3          1         5       None
Giant Rat (P-Shoots)    12            5          2         6       None
Giant Rat (G-Shoots)    12            5          2         6       None
Rat Shaman              70            6          4         20      3,000


*1 Karma point equals 8 Experience (EXP) points
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Rat Shaman's Lair is hidden at a place where souls rest.  The location is 
obviously a graveyard.  If you did some exploring in the Downtown area, you 
probably passed by a graveyard just behind the Drake building (and just south 
of the marketplace).  Head back to the marketplace, which is the area to the 
southeast of the Daley Station concourse.  Head to the southernmost part of the 
marketplace.  To the left of the main exit, you will spot a small walkway.  
Follow it and you will come out at a bronze gate leading into a graveyard.  The 
gate, which was closed before, has now been mysteriously opened.

========
THE LAIR
========
The Rat Shaman lives in sewers underneath the Downtown area.  This residence is 
filthy and infested with Giant Rats.  There are two types or rats here: ones 
that bite and ones that shoot small pellets.  The latter are much more 
dangerous.  With both types of rats, you should enter each screen slowly and 
only alert one at a time.  Battling numerous rats at once, especially the 
shooting rats, is very dangerous.  Be ready to make quick use of the Heal spell 
if your life gets low (which will probably happen at least a couple of times).  

The lair is composed of five rooms.  You enter into the first room from the 
cemetery.  From here, there is a NW route, which leads to screen 2 and a dead-
end, as well as a NE route.  The NE route leads to screen 3, which has exits to 
the NW (leads to screen 4 and another dead-end) and SE.  This last SE exit 
leads to the Rat Shaman's room.

While you only need to pass through two screens before reaching the Rat Shaman, 
you should clear them all out since the rats are an excellent source of karma.  
The first screen and beginning of the second screen house the easier "biting" 
rats.  All other rats will shoot at you, so be careful.

==============
THE RAT SHAMAN
==============
The Rat Shaman fight can be pretty tricky if you aren't well prepared.  By this 
point, you should have at least upgraded your weapon and armor to the Shotgun 
and Mesh Jacket.  Once you enter the Rat Shaman's room, don't move in too far.  
Make sure you edge forward slightly until you trigger the Giant Rats, then 
finish them off before proceeding.  Stay against the left side wall and you can 
avoid activating the Shaman.  If you are careful, you may even be able to sneak 
up on the rats and target them before they activate.  This is ideal.  Try to 
take care of all the Giant Rats in this way, as they will stun you while trying 
to attack the Rat Shaman.

Once the rats are gone, it's time to deal with the Rat Shaman.  You will notice 
that he moves in a fixed square pattern his platform.  He moves quickly, so 
there is a chance you will lose target.  Try to position yourself so that his 
entire path of motion is on the screen, but stand as far back as you can (the 
bottommost staircase makes a good position).  His powerball spells take time to 
travel, so the closer you are, the faster you will take damage.  Just maintain 
target lock and fire as quickly as you can.  He will cast Freeze on you 
occasionally, but there is nothing you can do.  The Rat Shaman is also 
vulnerable to Grenades, but you will need to time them (throw just after he 
stops moving).  With Body at level 10 or so, along with the Heal spell, you 
should be fine.

If you are having a lot of trouble, you can try hiring a cheap Shadowrunner to 
use as a meat shield, absorbing blows from the Rat Shaman and giving you a 
chance to attack.  The two best ones for this job are Orifice and Hamfist.  
Don't hire them until after you have cleared out the other sewer sections, 
however, as they will have a lot of trouble surviving the Giant Rats.

When the Rat Shaman is killed, a spirit emerges from his body and reveals 
himself to be the *JESTER SPIRIT*.  He says that Jake must learn his true name 
before seeing him next.  After he disappears, check the Rat Shaman's body and 
you will find 3,000 nuyen.  If you have not yet purchased the Boosted Reflexes, 
put this money towards that.

=================
THE LOYAL KITSUNE
=================
If you have Kistune in your party after the Rat Shaman dies, she starts a 
conversation with you and offers to stick around.  At this point, she will 
remain with you permanently instead of leaving after a set number of battles 
like other Shadowrunners do.  This permanent accompaniment only lasts so long 
as Kitsune remains alive.  If killed while with you, Kitsune will return to the 
Jagged Nails club.  If hired again, she will only stay with you for a set 
number of battles, as normal.

Keeping Kitsune alive can be quite a challenge.  If you do have any long term 
plans, at least give her the Leather Jacket (if you didn't sell it).  The one 
point in defense will actually make a big difference.  

===============
BACK TO THE DOG
===============
Exit the sewers and head back to the Dog Spirit at the Docks.  He is very 
pleased that you have defeated his mortal enemy and agrees to help you.  He 
lets you know that if you recite the Spirit's true name, you can bind him to 
your will.  Unfortunately, he offers no other help on what to do next.

After the conversation, the Dog Spirit will teach you the POWERBALL spell if 
you have the Paperweight and Ghoul Bone (both can be picked up in Tenth 
Street).  The Powerball is a quick projectile that several of the enemies use 
against you (like the mages by the Docks).  It is not a very useful spell given 
its MP cost (specifics on damage and MP cost are in the "Magic" section of the 
Appendix).  If you have any desire to use it at all, raise it a few levels 
first.  At level 1, the Powerball is not even as strong as the Shotgun.


===============================================================================
3. DARK BLADE MANSION                                                     SR04C
===============================================================================
Items:     DF_DB-Jester, Strobes, (Dark Blade Phone Number)
Keywords:  Bremerton, Dark Blade, Laughlyn, Nirwanda, Strobes, Vampires

Enemies: 
                    Hit Points     Attack     Defense     EXP*     Nuyen
                    ==========     ======     =======     ====     =====
Cruel Man               30            4          2         11      70-100
Ghoul                   15            8          3         5       None
Ghoul                   20            8          0         3       None
Mage                    60            4          3         10      70-100
Samurai Warrior         30            4          3         9       70-100
Vampire                N/A            8         N/A        32      5,000


*1 Karma point equals 8 Experience (EXP) points
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

It's time to collect some information on the Jester Spirit.  The Dog Spirit is 
not very helpful, but maybe Kitsune can offer some advice.  As a rule of thumb, 
the Dog Spirit and Kitsune are both good places to turn to if you can't figure 
out what to do next.

================
OPENING THE GATE
================
Gaining access to the Dark Blade mansion is probably one of the most confusing 
parts of the game.  Head back to the Jagged Nails club and speak with Kitsune.  
Ask her about *Jester Spirit* and she speculates that someone at *DARK BLADE* 
knows its location.  Oddly, if you ask Kitsune about Dark Blade now she has no 
response.  However, if you hire her and ask her while she is in your party, she 
teaches you the *VAMPIRES* keyword.  You can also learn the *Vampires* keyword 
by asking the bartender (on the left side) about *Dark Blade*.

Once you have learned those two words, ask the other bartender (Cecil, on the 
right side) about *Vampires*.  He tells you about a time a vampire was in the 
club and the *STROBES* sent him into convulsions.  He says the old strobe 
lights are still around somewhere.  Ask the other bartender (left side) about 
*Strobes* and he will offer to lend them to you.  You will now have the STROBES 
in your inventory.

Now things get a little confusing.  The gates to the Dark Blade mansion 
(located SE of the marketplace) are still closed.  The person you need to seek 
out next is the owner of the Talismans Shop in Old Town.  This is probably the 
only reason you can learn the shop's phone number.  If you have the phone 
number, you can call from the video phone in the Jagged Nails club (also a 
clue).  If you do not have it, OR if you did not buy the Stake from that shop 
previously, head back to Old Town.  The conversation is the same with the 
Talismans Shop owner whether in person or over the phone.

When speaking with the Shaman, ask about *Dark Blade* and you are given the 
DARK BLADE PHONE NUMBER, along with a warning that the leader is evil.  Dial 
the new phone number and Johan will answer.  Remember the Magic Fetish you 
picked up earlier, with the bat engraving?  The bat is a clue that it is 
connected the vampires that presumably occupy the Dark Blade mansion.  Ask 
Johan about *Magic Fetish* and he tells you to stop by.  The gate will now be 
opened when you visit.  

Very confusing.  In case you are still lost, the table below may help.


PERSON                LOCATION         ASK ABOUT         LEARN/RECEIVE
------                --------         ---------         -------------
Kitsune               Jagged Nails     *Jester Spirit*   *Dark Blade*
Club Manager (left)   Jagged Nails     *Dark Blade*      *Vampires*
Club Manager (right)  Jagged Nails     *Vampires*        *Strobes*
Club Manager (left)   Jagged Nails     *Strobes*          Strobes (item)
Indian Shaman         Talismans Shop   *Dark Blade*       Dark Blade Phone No.
Johan (Dark Blade)    Video Phone      *Magic Fetish*     Opens Dark Blade gate


Once the gate is opened, head over to the Dark Blade mansion.  You can find it 
by heading SE from Daley Station and SE again from the marketplace.

==================
HIDDEN WEAPON SHOP
==================
While not really hidden, some players have a difficult time finding this weapon 
shop.  To get there, head to the far right side of the Dark Blade courtyard, 
past the front door.  Head down the small alley and you will have found it.

Unfortunately, most weapons are not available during this first visit.  The two 
notable pieces of equipment are the Shotgun and Uzi.  The Shotgun is the same 
as the one available in Old Town, except is only costs 12,000 nuyen here.  The 
Uzi is a new weapon, but it is quite pricey at 30,000 nuyen.  See the next 
section for more on buying the Uzi.

You should return to this weapon shop frequently, particularly if you defeat a 
boss enemy or clear a major section.  The shop owner will replace many of the 
currently unavailable items.

====================
THE GREAT UZI DEBATE
====================
There has been a lot of debate over the years about whether or not the Uzi is 
worth the upgrade.  First, the stats.  The Uzi has an attack power of 8 (same 
as the Shotgun) and an accuracy rating of 3 (one higher than the Shotgun).  As 
a guideline, one point in a weapon's accuracy is equal to a single point in the 
Firearms skill.  The Uzi also has the benefit of having an automatic trigger.  
This means that it will fire at maximum rate by holding down the A-button.  All 
other guns have manual triggers that require you to repeatedly tap the A-
button.

Cost aside, the Uzi is a clearly superior weapon to the Shotgun.  While the 
maximum damage is the same, you should kill enemies faster due to more shots 
hitting (accuracy) and firing at a quicker rate (automatic trigger).  It is 
technically possible to match the firing rate of the Uzi using other weapons if 
you have a turbo controller.  Short of that, it's impossible to get in as many 
shots by tapping the A-button.  Therefore, the Uzi should wrack up damage a lot 
quicker than the Shotgun.

The crux of the debate is over the price tag of the Uzi: is it worth 30,000 
nuyen?  Well, that may depend at least partly on your financial situation.  If 
you have 30,000 nuyen but have not yet purchased the Boosted Reflexes, it is 
definitely NOT worth it -- upgrade the reflexes instead.  If you are well short 
of 30,000 and would need to spend a long time earning money, it's probably NOT 
worth it once again.  And, if you're already past the Bremerton stage, it's 
probably NOT worth it either.

The Uzi is a very hard sell at 30,000 nuyen.  The only time the upgrade would 
make sense is if you've decked out all your other gear and have the nuyen to 
spare, which is unlikely at this point if you've been progressing through the 
game normally.  However, if you do have the money and you want to make the game 
a bit easier, splurge on the Uzi.  It will make a nice difference in the next 
two areas.  Once better weapons are available later, sell the Uzi back.  You 
will still recoup 15,000 nuyen of your original purchase.  The Uzi is best 
thought of as a luxury purchase; a "nice to have" rather than an "absolutely 
must have."  

==================
DELIVER THE FETISH
==================
There is a mage at the entrance of the Dark Blade mansion who you can talk to. 
He is uninterested in any word except *Magic Fetish*.  If you try to go to 
another room without mentioning that to him, he will alert security and you 
will be attacked.  He will do the same if you shoot him before mentioning the 
Magic Fetish.  Once you mention the fetish, he asks you to go to the room on 
the left where Vladimir is expecting you (very subtle name reference there...). 
Note that if you have a Shadowrunner in your party, s/he will immediately begin 
attacking the mage.  This automatically alerts security in the rest of the 
mansion.

In the next room, you can give the Magic Fetish to Vladimir if you choose.  You 
can also keep the fetish and just start blasting Vlad, which will cause him to 
turn into a vampire and flee.

So, why would you ever give up the fetish when you can just waste these freaks 
from the outset?  Well, one advantage is that you can have a friendly 
conversation with Vladimir after handing over the magic item.  When asked about 
*Jester Spirit*, he will teach you the *BREMERTON* keyword.  This keyword is a 
trigger that allows you to access the next area.  If you do not get the keyword 
now, you will need to wait until the end of the mansion.  The one reason you 
may want to go ahead to Bremerton (other than curiosity) is that you get the 
items to learn three new spells while you are there, which may come in handy in 
this stage.  Still, this is probably not needed.  It's up to you if you want to 
"aid the enemy" by turning over the fetish.  Your choice makes little 
difference in the long term, as the Magic Fetish has no further use.

The computers in this room can also be hacked.  The top computer allows you to 
break into the Dark Blade bank account.  You only need to transfer data from 
the top datastore to gain access.  Once you log out, you will have found 10,000 
nuyen.  Very nice find.  The bottom computer holds the DF_DB-JESTER file.  You 
only need to transfer data from the rightmost datastore to obtain it.  This 
file explains the collaboration between Vladimir and the Jester, as well as 
hinting that Nirwanda is not the Jester's real name.  Keep this in mind.

Once you exit the screen with Vladimir, the fun begins.  Enemies now attack you 
in all rooms.  Each room has a mix of Samurai Warriors and Cruel Men.  The 
Samurai Warriors are more dangerous, so take them out first.  In the room to 
the right of the main hall, you can find a MESH JACKET on the dead body of one 
of the Samurai Warriors.  This item is identical to the one you can buy in Old 
Town statistically, except that no weapon shop will repurchase it.  This is 
odd, but you can still make money by equipping the tainted Jacket and selling 
the one you bought.  This has no adverse effect.

In that same room you can find a BRONZE KEY on the bookcase.  Pick this up, as 
it will be needed shortly.  Head back to the main hallway, then straight ahead 
through the NE door.  Turn left in the next room and you will come to the 
kitchen.  After dispatching the enemies, head to the top of the screen, then 
follow the right-hand wall behind the brick separation.  This will take you to 
a locked bronze gate, which can be opened using the Bronze Key you recently 
picked up. 

=========
CATACOMBS
=========
The kitchen stairs lead to the catacombs, a festering dungeon of unending 
Ghouls.  The Ghouls emerge from the ground repeatedly and run quickly to attack 
you.  They have a very high attack, so do whatever it takes to avoid getting 
overwhelmed.  You can use these Ghouls to your advantage (see next section), 
but they are very deadly foes.  Proceed SW to the end of the hallway.  In the 
next room, head SE.  You will have the option of going into a room on the right 
or heading down a stairwell.  The room on the right just leads to a dead end 
(and lots of Ghouls), so head down the stairs.

--------------------------
ULTIMATE POWER-UP LOCATION
--------------------------
The catacombs are possibly the best power-up location in the game.  You can 
earn massive amounts of karma here in a very quick time due to the limitless 
supply of Ghouls.  They key is positioning yourself not to take damage.  The 
safest place to stand is behind one of the coffins near the bottom of the 
screen.  Stand directly behind the southernmost tip of the coffin and the 
Ghouls should not be able to reach you.  The coffins will block their way.  
From here, you can safely pick off the Ghouls at a quick rate.  It's possible 
to earn 8-10 karma or more per minute.

Some players have strategies that involve putting a rubber band on the 
controller and continuously killing Ghouls for hours without having to sit in 
front of the screen.  This is a possible strategy, but it's risky, as a stray 
Ghoul can wander down and make short work of you.  It would suck to lose a 
hundred or so karma this way.  You can achieve a similar effect by hiring 
Shadowrunners.  You probably need a party of two or three, but having an 
entourage of Shadowrunners will allow you to earn karma without doing anything. 
Well, except monitoring them to make sure a Ghoul does not slip by.  If you are 
going to go this route, I recommend Hamfist, Orifice, and Norbert.  These are 
not the best three Shadowrunners, but this party is very cost effective and 
gets the job done nicely.

You should put most of the karma you earn into Magic, which seems to take ages 
to raise.  If you can get Body and Magic in the 10-13 range, you should be in 
excellent position to handle the next couple of stages.

===============
VAMPIRE CHAMBER
===============
As soon as you enter the Vampire room, run slightly back up the stairs and 
flush against the wall.  This will prevent the 4 Ghouls from running right up 
to you.  You are relatively safe from here, so pick off the Ghouls as quickly 
as you can.  Once defeated, run into the room before the Vampire tries to walk 
up the stairs towards you.

No matter what weapon you use, the Vampire cannot be damaged.  The key to 
defeating him is to recall the story that the bartender told you in the Jagged 
Nails club.  Pull out the Strobes and let them shine.  The Vampire will become 
dazed and will stop attacking you.  Interestingly, once the Vampire is blinded, 
any Ghouls on the screen will disappear (you do not get karma for killing them 
if this happens).

Now is the chance to relive all the Dracula movies and drive the stake right 
into his chest.  Once stabbed, Vladimir becomes cooperative in a hurry.  Ask 
him about *Jester Spirit* and he tells you the true name is *NIRWANDA* and he 
is located at *Bremerton*.  Since you know he's lying, let him have it with the 
Stake again.  This time, when asked about *Jester Spirit*, he tells you the 
name is *LAUGHLYN*.  Now, you can spare the Vampire's life, but what would be 
the point?  Nail him with the Stake for a third time and he'll be done.  The 
chap leaves 5,000 nuyen when killed.

With a new enemy and the keyword to defeat him, it's time to find Bremerton.



=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
S E C T I O N   5   -   B R E M E R T O N                                  SR05
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

With his location uncovered and his true name revealed, it's time to hunt down 
the Jester Spirit in Bremerton.  As both enemy of the Dog Spirit and puppet 
master of many of the attacks on Jake, this is a foe that needs to be handled.

In case you are curious, Bremerton is a real place west of Seattle in 
Washington state.  There is a large naval shipyard in south Bremerton along the 
Puget Sound.  There is also a Seattle-Bremerton Ferry that takes people from 
one place to the other.  The game borrowed some of these points when designing 
the next stage.

               =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=
                           SECTION 5 CONTENTS             
               =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=
               1. The Little Mermaid Redux...........SR05A
               2. The Ruined Ship at Bremerton.......SR05B
               3. Alternate Dimension................SR05C
               =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=


===============================================================================
1. THE LITTLE MERMAID REDUX                                               SR05A
===============================================================================
Items:     Explosives, Mermaid Scales
Keywords:  Mermaids

Enemies: 
                    Hit Points     Attack     Defense     EXP*     Nuyen
                    ==========     ======     =======     ====     =====
Hitman (Roof)           10            4          0         1       30-60
Mage (V-G)             5-7            5          0         1       30-60
Mage (V-PB)             15            7          3         1       30-60
Mage (V-PB)             15            7          3         2       30-60
Massive Orc            5-22           4          3         3       30-60
Massive Orc           15-19           4          3         2       30-60
Massive Orc           15-22           3          2         3       30-60
Massive Orc             40            6          3         3       70-100
Octopus                 90            3          3         26      2,000
Peephole                15            5          0         1       None


*1 Karma point equals 8 Experience (EXP) points
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

A few notes before going on.  If you have not purchased the remaining items in 
the Talismans Shop in Old Town, you should do so now.  After buying the Potion 
Bottles, revisit the fountain outside the morgue in Tenth Street and Use the 
Bottle to collect clean water.  The Black Bottle can be used to collect the 
Pool of Ink left by the Octopus in the far warehouse on the Docks.

Once that's taken care of, head back to the Docks to see if the Boat Driver can 
take you to Bremerton.  You will find, as soon as you enter the harbor, that a 
Massive Orc now seems determined to stand in your way.  He is slightly harder 
than the normal enemies on the Docks and drops EXPLOSIVES when killed.  Be sure 
to pick them up, as they will be needed ahead.

When you finally talk to the Boat Driver about *Bremerton*, he explains that he 
cannot take you because *MERMAIDS* are attacking passing ships.  When further 
grilled about *Mermaids*, he explains that their appearance has to do with warm 
run-off waters from the sewers.  These are clearly not your friendly cartoon 
Mermaids.   You will need to find a way to remove these hostile beasts from the 
city waters.  Maybe if you can somehow cool things off the Mermaids will swim 
away?

===============
COOL THE WATERS
===============
If you remember, the club manager of the Wastelands Club was expecting a large 
delivery of Ice.  Maybe this is just the thing.  Return to the bar and talk to 
the manager.  He lets you know that the delivery came in and that the "chiller" 
is over the in the corner.  Sure enough, there is a new character standing 
under the stairs on the far left.  Ask him about *Ice* and he will offer to 
sell you a ton for 100 nuyen.  Once you agree, he prompts for a location.  Ask 
him about the *Docks* and he will agree to drop it there.

Head back over to the Docks.  With the water now cool, the Mermaids have left 
the area.  Head over the third screen where the entrance to the Dog Spirit 
warehouse is.  Go towards to small dock at the bottom of the screen and you 
will now find the MERMAID SCALES, which were left when our marine friends 
departed.  If you also have the Black Bottle filled with Octopus Ink, visit the 
Dog Spirit again and you will learn the FREEZE spell.

==========
CAP'N JACK
==========
Head back to Captain Jack (name is fitting given the look on his face, isn't 
it?).  He now eagerly offers his boating services.  For 1,000 nuyen, he will 
take you to Bremerton.  With no other alternative, pay the fare and get 
sailing.


===============================================================================
2. THE RUINED SHIP AT BREMERTON                                           SR05B
===============================================================================
Items:     Broken Bottle, Dog Tags, Detonator (and Time Bomb), Green Bottle,
           Safe Key, Toxic Water (for Potion Bottle)
Keywords:  None

Enemies: 
                    Hit Points     Attack     Defense     EXP*     Nuyen
                    ==========     ======     =======     ====     =====
Doggie                  20            5          0         0       None
Ferocious Orc         15-22           4          3         3       30-60
Ferocious Orc         20-29           5          4         4       70-100
Ferocious Orc           30            3          3         20      70-100
Ferocious Orc          N/A            5         N/A       None     None
Gang Member             22-33        6/2         0         2       70-100
Gang Member             35           6/2         0         7       70-100
Gang Leader             20            4          0         10      30-60
Gang Leader             30            5          0         3       30-60
Heavy Dude            20-29           3          2         4       70-100
Mage (W-PB)              5            7          2         1       30-60
Mage (W-PB)             15            7          3         1       30-60
Massive Orc           15-19           3          2         2       30-60
Massive Orc           15-22           4          3         3       30-60
Massive Orc           20-29           5          4         4       70-100
Massive Orc            N/A            5         N/A       None     None
Poison Ooze (Red)        0            6          0         0       None
Poison Ooze (Gray)      30            3          3        None     None
Slimy Toxic Waste      N/A            4         N/A       None     None


*1 Karma point equals 8 Experience (EXP) points
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The old ship at Bremerton crashed ashore and has remained out of service for 
years.  It has been taken up by gang members and other nasty foes that see it 
as a perfect hideout.  The ship will sport some of the hardest enemies you have 
encountered yet.  In addition, the ship has numerous rooms and can be very 
confusing to navigate.  A full scale map is unwieldy for this level, but the 
diagram below attempts to clear things up a bit.

================================
MAP OF THE OLD SHIP AT BREMERTON
================================

   Outer Ship 1-----Outer Ship 2
        |
        +-----------+
                    |
               Inner Ship 1
                    |
      +-------------+--+
      |                |
  Basement 1      Inner Ship 2
      |                |
 Safe Room 1      Inner Ship 3   Inner Ship 5-------------Inner Ship 7
                       |               |                       |
        +--------------+---------------+---Inner Ship 9---Inner Ship 8
        |              |                                       |
   Inner Ship 4---Inner Ship 5         +-----------------------+
                       |               |
                   Basement 2     Inner Ship 10---Inner Ship 11---Inner Ship 12
                       |                                               |
                   Safe Room 2                                    Portal Room


Head right from the entrance onto the second screen, defeating the Gang Leader 
and Gang Members along the way.  You will pass by several doors that are rusted 
shut.  None of these can be opened, so just ignore them.  At the end of the 
second screen is a staircase that brings you to the upper deck.  Loop back 
around and head towards the first screen again.  When you arrive, you will be 
attacked by a Gang Member and a Doggie.  Don't be deceived, the Doggie is quite 
vicious.  You will need to put him down with a few bullets.  When killed, the 
dog will drop the DOG TAGS.  With this item, you can now learn the SUMMON 
SPIRIT spell when you return to the Dog Spirit.  There is no need to see him 
quite yet, so keep proceeding for now.

When you get to the very last door on the upper deck, use the Crowbar on it.  
For some reason, this door can be pried open, allowing you access to the inner 
ship.  The next portions will reference the diagram above for specific 
locations.

===============
INSIDE THE SHIP
===============
There are numerous rooms within the old ship, which can make it quite confusing 
to find your way around.  The first room contains a couple of Red Poison Oozes. 
There is a switch on the opposite wall from the entrance that opens the door 
below.  Take the lower exit into the next room, which has a door at the bottom 
and a stairway leading back to the previous room.  For now, take the stairway 
up and pass through the room you entered in.  You should come out on a stairway 
that corresponds to Basement 1 on the diagram above.

Basement 1 contains three screens of stairways heading downward.  You will face 
a nice mix of Massive and Ferocious Orcs, all of which become slightly more 
difficult on each descending screen.  Still, you should be able to handle them 
fairly easily at this point.  The last room contains a single Ferocious Orc and 
a safe.  Be sure to pick up the nuyen after killing to Orc, because it will be 
covering the SAFE KEY that this foe drops.  As common sense might tell you, use 
the Safe Key on the safe.  You will find a DETONATOR and a BROKEN BOTTLE.  The 
Detonator combines with the Explosives to form a single item called TIME BOMB.  
The Broken Bottle is a useless item.  Once you have the Time Bomb, head back up 
the stairs into Inner Ship 2.

From the second screen with the staircase, take the bottom exit this time.  
This takes you out into a room that forks in three directions.  Proceed down 
the middle fork.  You will come out in a room with a Gray Poison Ooze blocking 
the way.  Once defeated, the Ooze turns into TOXIC WATER.  Use the Potion 
Bottles that you bought in the Talismans Shop on the Toxic Water and you can 
collect this item.  At this point, you can return to the Dog Spirit and learn 
the INVISIBILITY spell.  The Invisibility spell can be very useful in this 
level, so it's not a bad idea to backtrack now and pick it up.

===================
THE SECOND BASEMENT
===================
Once you are ready, head down the stairways in the second basement.  You will 
find a tough assortment of Orcs as before, with a few Mages mixed in.  If you 
go to the room at the very bottom, a handful of powerful Orcs will immediately 
begin blasting you and will send you reeling back into the previous room.  
These Orcs are invincible, so save yourself the HP and don't even enter the 
room.  To kill them, you will need to use some creativity.

If you looked closely, you may have spotted a couple of switches at the tops of 
the stairways on the second and third screens.  Press the switch on the third 
screen first.  This shuts the airlock that leads into the bottom room with the 
Orcs.  Now, go back up one screen and press the second switch.  This opens the 
water hatch and increases the pressure in the safe room.  The loud screams of 
pain should tell you that the plan worked.  Flip the switch again once maximum 
pressure has been reached and head back down.  Flip the switch on the third 
screen to open the airlock and head on in.

You will see the bodies of the Orcs on the floor and will now be able to access 
the safe.  The safe is locked and will not be opened with the Safe Key, so you 
will have to blow the door open.  Use the Time Bomb on the safe and then stand 
clear (you can receive up to 20 damage if you are too close).

Inside the safe you will find a GREEN BOTTLE that contains toxic dissolver.  
Head up the stairs and back into the room that had the three forks.

===========
PORTAL ROOM
===========
From the room with the three forks, take the doorway on your top right.  Head 
up and around, through the small L-shaped room, and down into a small, T-shaped 
room.  Head through the bottom exit.  You will arrive in a longer room that 
splits off at the bottom and to the right.  The bottom path (where the Gang 
Leader is) is a dead-end, so head right.  In case you are a little confused, 
this room is called Inner Ship 10 on the map above.

Pass through another small L-shaped room into a larger room.  You will notice 
two pools of Slimy Toxic Waste blocking the door and far hallway.  They are 
immune to your weapons but are killed instantly if you use the Green Bottle on 
them.  Once defeated, you can proceed safely.

The top wall of the room has three switches on it.  The rightmost switch opens 
the door leading to the next room.  The two switches on the left side control 
the mines in the next room.  Press the leftmost switch only (the center switch 
will cancel out the effects of the left switch).  This switch will cause all 
mines to blow and save you some life.  Proceed ahead and enter the portal.


===============================================================================
3. ALTERNATE DIMENSION                                                    SR05C
===============================================================================
Items:     Jester Spirit
Keywords:  Volcano

Enemies: 
                    Hit Points     Attack     Defense     EXP*     Nuyen
                    ==========     ======     =======     ====     =====
Bubbles                 15            5          0         5       None
Ghoul                   20            6          0         4       None
Naga                    30           15          4         32      None
Jester Spirit         20,40          15          2         56      None


*1 Karma point equals 8 Experience (EXP) points
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Wow, so this is where the Jester Spirit resides?  Sort of like a dream world, 
but anything is possible in Seattle in 2050.  Shortly after you enter, you will 
discover a large Naga in the pool in the center of the room.  The Naga is very 
difficult and has high HP and attack.  It can kill you pretty easily if you 
stand there and duke it out.  You can run (and miss the karma) or you can cast 
the Invisibility spell (on Jake) or Freeze spell (on the Naga).  Both spells 
should make the battle quite easy, assuming you've raised their levels.

Move past the Ghouls and onto the next room through the top exit.  In the next 
room, you can defeat the large Bubble piles but not the smaller ones that are 
planted on the tiles.  You will need to time your movement to avoid being hit 
by those.  Finally, you arrive in the Jester Spirit's room.

=================
THE JESTER SPIRIT
=================
The Jester Spirit is the most difficult opponent you have faced so far.  His 
attack consists of hurling a blue ball of fire at you, which rises into flame 
pillars once it hits the ground.  Each hit can do upwards of 15 damage and can 
hit multiple times, so try to move away as soon as you can.  Start by 
positioning yourself at the top of the screen, against the ledge of the 
Jester's platform.  This position has the benefit of allowing you constant 
sight (so you don't lose target lock) as well as keeping you out of way of the 
flame pillars from the fireballs (helps avoid multiple damage from the same 
fireball).  The Jester Spirit is vulnerable only by attacking the mask.

Unbeknownst to most people, the Jester Spirit has three "phases" during this 
fight.  During the first phase, the Jester lobs blue fireballs around the room 
without any specific target.  You can probably manage to maneuver around them 
and avoid damage.  Once the Jester has sustained 20 HP of damage, he switches 
to the second phase.  Now, the blue fireballs will target you directly.  During 
this phase, it is very hard to avoid damage without moving constantly.  You can 
try dodging until he has depleted all the balls in hands, at which time he 
takes a few moments to replenish before resuming his attack.  However, dodging 
is difficult to do and this recharge period is a very small window of time.  
You are better off standing still and taking damage so long as you can inflict 
damage equally fast.  Given the predictable timing of the attacks, you should 
be able to heal in time if your HP become too low.

Once you inflict 40 more HP of damage, the Jester Spirit will talk to you, 
saying "You are a fool to come here.  You are no match for the Jester."  At 
this time, the Jester Spirit enters the third phase.  You can now talk by 
clicking and selecting Talk.  Keep in mind that you will still be attacked 
until you choose the Talk option.

Given these three phases, the most straightforward way to defeat the Jester 
Spirit is simply to run right in front of his stage and blast as fast as you 
can.  With any luck, you should receive the taunting message in about 15 
seconds, at which point the fighting is over.  Another tactic that works 
somewhat effectively is to use the Summon Spirit spell (only if it's at level 
6).  While very MP intensive, the spell can deal up to 36 HP per attack.  It's 
possible to cast the spell three times and win the fight.  However, you need a 
lot of MP to make this work.  It is probably a better idea to save those MP for 
healing.

Once you engage in dialogue, ask him about *Laughlyn*, his true name.  This 
will end that battle and you will receive karma.  Click on the floating mask 
and speak with him again.  He will offer to help you at the time of your 
choosing.  You will need to ask him about *Drake*.  He then explains that 
Drake's lair is a *VOLCANO*.  Once you learn this keyword, the Jester Spirit 
will fall the ground and can be collected as an item (aptly named the JESTER 
SPIRIT in your inventory).  This item inflicts massive damage on enemies when 
used, but can only be used once.  Save it for now.

After completing the conversation with the Jester Spirit, WAIT FOR THE PORTAL 
TO APPEAR.  Exiting through the portal is one of the most important triggers in 
the game (for enabling the sale of better weapons and armor).  Many, many 
players are impatient and leave too soon, backtracking through Bremerton.  Once 
again, TAKE THE PORTAL.  It transports you to the docks.



=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
S E C T I O N   6      D R A K E ' S   S T R O N G H O L D                SR06
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

As you enter the third and final act of the game, the mysterious clues and 
cryptic memos will finally start to make sense.  This portion of the game will 
place a new emphasis on magic and the Matrix.  Both will replace weapon combat 
as the primary elements of gameplay.  Jake will need to use every tool at his 
disposal to foil the plots of the all-power Drake.


               =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=
                           SECTION 6 CONTENTS             
               =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=
               1. Time for an Upgrade................SR06A
               2. Drake Tower........................SR06B
               3. Drake Volcano......................SR06C
               =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=


===============================================================================
1.  TIME FOR AN UPGRADE                                                   SR06A
===============================================================================
Items:     None
Keywords:  None

Enemies: 
                    Hit Points     Attack     Defense     EXP*     Nuyen
                    ==========     ======     =======     ====     =====
Gang Member           20-35          6/4         2         2       30-60
Gang Member           20-35          6/5         3         4       70-100
Hitman (Hole)           20            5          0         1       None
Hitman (Bush)           13            5          2         1       None
Hitman (Roof)           10            4          0         1       30-60
Peephole                15            5          0         1       None


*1 Karma point equals 8 Experience (EXP) points
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Before confronting the nefarious Drake, now is a great time to upgrade your 
gear and do some serious powering-up.  The following must-have items are now 
available for purchase:

  Item                   Location                         Price
  ----                   --------                         -----
  Dermal Plating         Dr. Maplethorpe's Office         6,000
  HK227 Assault Rifle    Dark Blade Weapon Shop           24,000
  Partial Body Suit      Dark Blade Weapon Shop           20,000

If you have not yet purchased the Boosted Reflexes from Dr. Maplethorpe, do so 
before buying any of the items above.  If you have, the priority list for these 
new items is the order in which they are listed.

The Dermal Plating adds two points of defense to ANY armor you have equipped 
(even no armor) and is probably the single best value in the entire game at 
6,000 nuyen.

Next on the list is the Assault Rifle.  By now, the Shotgun is a little 
underpowered due to the improved defenses of the enemies.  The Assault Rifle 
has an attack power of 12 (compared to the Shotgun/Uzi's attack power of 8), 
meaning you will do 50% more damage with it.  This makes a VERY noticeable 
difference, especially in the upcoming stages.  For the first time, you will 
begin seeing double-digit damage when attacking enemies.

Finally, we have the Partial Body Suit.  This armor has a defense of 5 and is 
an excellent bargain for 20,000 nuyen.  With the Dermal Plating, you will now 
have a combined defense of 7.  This is enough to make you invulnerable to 
roughly 80% of the enemies in the game, including almost all random enemies on 
the streets.  For the psychological satisfaction of near immortality, this 
upgrade is excellent.

So what do you do if you're a little short on nuyen?  See the next section 
below.

--------------------
INFINITE MONEY TRICK
--------------------
At this point in the game, money has become increasingly difficult to earn in 
quantities that allow you to buy the available items.  Fighting basic enemies 
like you did in the beginning is no longer a possibility.  If you are short 
now, the first couple of things to check are:

1. Have you defeated all the enemies in the arena?  You should be able to do so
   easily by now.
2. Have you hacked all the computers you could so far?  These are the ones at
   Glutman's office, the vacant office by the docks, and the office in the
   Dark Blade mansion.

If you have tapped those sources and still need money, there is a wonderful 
trick that can help fill your credstick.  Once you passed through the portal in 
Bremerton, the Vampire in the Dark Blade mansion was resurrected.  Return to 
the Dark Blade mansion and kill the Vampire as you did before.  Have the same 
dialogue with him as you did previously so you learn the *Bremerton* and 
*Laughlyn* keywords.  When killed, he will give you 5,000 nuyen.  Return to 
Bremerton and make your way through the ship, into the alternate dimension, and 
back to the Jester's Room.  Pass through the portal that descends and the 
Vampire will revive again, repeating the cycle!  Do this as many times as you 
want for 5,000 nuyen each time.

Although this trick has become a staple of Shadowrun strategy over the years, 
it's probably a bug... or at least was not something that the programmers 
intended for you to do.  The reason this tricks work is because the Vampire's 
appearance is based on which keywords you have learned.  If you don't know the 
*Laughlyn* keyword, the Vampire will always be there.  Once you know it, he 
disappears.  Sort of lazy programming, but who am I to complain?  This relates 
to Bremerton because the portal in the Jester's room erases six keywords from 
your list when you pass through, one of which is *Laughlyn*.  Regardless of why 
it works, be happy that it does.  There are no easy ways to earn this sort of 
nuyen without hacking.

===============
KARMA CHAMELEON
===============
If you've been slacking on raising your attributes, skills, and spell levels, 
now is the time to make things right.  The game has been easy enough to this 
point that you could get away with low stats, but enemies get a lot harder from 
here on.  Here is a basic guideline of where your stats should be.  If you are 
below any of these points, spend some time and raise them:

Attributes
Body:            13 or higher
Magic:           13 or higher
Strength:        6
Charisma:        Optional

Skills
Firearms:        7 or higher
Computer:        6
Negotiation:     Optional
Leadership:      Optional

Spells
Heal:            6
Powerball:       Optional
Freeze:          6
Summon Spirit:   Optional
Invisibility:    6

If you're off in any of these categories, it's most likely Body and Magic.  
However, both are important in the upcoming levels.  You will need the extra 
life and will be using a lot more Magic (especially Heal and Invisibility).  
Boosting these stats now can save you several trips back to heal.

The ideal place to earn karma is in the catacombs of the Dark Blade mansion.  
As outlined earlier in the walkthrough, stand behind one of the coffins on the 
bottom of the screen.  You should position yourself exactly below the 
bottommost part of the coffin.  From here you can pick off the Ghouls, which 
will come at you continuously.  This task will be even easier if you make the 
purchases recommended above.

Once you feel comfortable with your stats and magic levels, it's time to take 
on Drake.


===============================================================================
2.  DRAKE TOWER                                                           SR06B
===============================================================================
Items:     DF_DR 1-4, DF_DR 2-4, DF_DR 3-4, DF_DR 4-4, DF_DR-MATRIX,
           DF_DR-VOLCANO, (Drake's phone number)
Keywords:  None

Enemies: 
                    Hit Points     Attack     Defense     EXP*     Nuyen
                    ==========     ======     =======     ====     =====
Mage                    30            4          4         11      70-100
Mage                  20-30         11/6         2        3-5      70-100
Samurai               20-30           9          3        4-7      70-100
Sentry Gun              40           10          3          6      None


*1 Karma point equals 8 Experience (EXP) points
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=====
LOBBY
=====
The entrance to Drake Tower is occupied by a single Mage, who should not be 
that difficult.  You will quickly discover that the elevators are not working.  
The only way to reactivate them is by hacking into the computer at the 
reception desk.  It is important that you have examined the Password that was 
dropped in the Rust Stilettos hideout.  This password will allow you to bypass 
the node blocking your path.

Once inside the Matrix, head right for the CPU and either reprogram it (A-
button) or attack it (B-button); both will activate the elevator.  Head into 
the elevator that opens on the left and be prepared for an intense fight.

============
SECOND FLOOR
============
As soon as you exit the elevator, four Samurai Warriors begin blasting you.  
It's possible to be dead before you even really know what hit you.  You have 
about a split second heads up, but you can use this time to cast Invisibility.  
This causes the enemies to stop firing at you, and you can go ahead and pick 
them off without fear of reprisal (unless you take too long and the spell wears 
off).  Is this a little cheap?  Maybe, but there are not many better options.  
You can get stun-locked like crazy as you try to move around, or you can take 
advantage of magic.

Once the enemies are dead, there are two computers on the floor that you can 
access.  As will be the case with most floors, there is usually a data computer 
that holds a file (or file fragment) and possibly nuyen and a CPU computer that 
controls the elevator to the next level.

The data computer can be found in the top cube on the far right side against 
the wall.  You will notice a node blocking your path when you come to the first 
line.  As will be the case in many computers from now on, the password to 
bypass this node is located in one of the datastores on the same level.  Take 
the south line and transfer data from each of the stores.  While you don't 
actually need to do this for all of them (only one has the password; the rest 
are trash data), it is easier to do so as a rule of thumb so you never miss 
anything important, like bank accounts.  Once the lines are open, take the line 
to the section on the right and transfer the data.  You will have found a file 
called DF_DR 1-4 (a file fragment that cannot be accessed) along with 8,000 
nuyen from Drake's account.

The CPU computer can be found near the bottom of the floor, just to the right 
of the couch.  It will have a similar structure as the data computer, requiring 
an intra-level password to access the CPU.  Once the CPU has been reprogrammed 
or destroyed, the elevator will be activated.  Elevators to higher floors are 
always on the left, so take that one.

===========
THIRD FLOOR
===========
The third floor enemies are similar to the second, except that one Samurai 
Warrior has been replaced by a mage.  Use Invisibility again and take care of 
business.

This floor has three computers.  The data computer is the first one on the 
second row against the left side wall.  You will notice a node blocking the 
lines as soon as you enter.  Simply attack the directory (yellow arrow) and the 
node will be removed.  Once you have retrieved the data, you find a file named 
DF-DR 2-4.  

The CPU computer is the first one directly below the right-side elevator.  Once 
again, reprogram or destroy the CPU to open the way to the fourth floor.

Finally, there is another computer against the right-side wall.  It is the 
third one down from the top.  This computer has three relatively difficult 
sections, but none of the data seems to be anything more than trash.  You 
should save your health and ignore this machine; just take the elevator to the 
next floor.

============
FOURTH FLOOR
============
You are greeted by another four Samurai Warriors.  Dispense as usual.  Once 
dead, the data computer is located directly SW from the right-side elevator.  
It is in its own cube and will yield the DF_DR 3-4 file once hacked.

The CPU computer sits on its own in the far right corner.  By now, some of the 
Matrix levels should start to look familiar, as this Tower reuses many of them. 
As a useful way to save life, the ICs are always at the same spots.  This can 
benefit you a lot if you remember those locations.  Activate the elevator and 
head up to the fifth floor.

===============
ET TU, SPATTER?
===============
If you have the Shadowrunner, Spatter, in your party when you reach the fourth 
floor, he will suddenly betray you and start attacking.  At this point, whether 
you kill him or leave the floor, he will disappear from the game forever and 
cannot be hired again.  Real bummer, as Spatter's Armor spell is quite useful 
in this part of the game.  Still, it's best to kill him off before this floor 
or not bring him here at all.

===========
FIFTH FLOOR
===========
Three Samurai Warriors and a Mage again.  Once killed, the CPU computer is 
directly below the right-side elevator.  In addition to granting passage to the 
next floor, one of the datastores holds the password to clear a node on the 
next level.  For this reason, make sure you collect all the data.

The data computer is on the right side of the screen and is the second computer 
down in the second row from the windows.  Hacking this computer will produce 
the DF_DR 4-4 file.  Assuming you collected the other fragment data files, 
these four pieces will combine to form two files called DF_DR-MATRIX and DF_DR-
VOLCANO.  The Volcano file reads "If I am forced to leave the hideout in order 
to deal with your incompetence, you will all suffer greatly.  Report directly 
to me! Volcano-233-435. Drake."  This adds DRAKE'S PHONE NUMBER to your 
directory.

In addition to the file, you also pick up 10,000 nuyen if you accessed the 
right datastore.  Quite a nice little score.  With the nuyen in hand, take the 
elevator to the next floor.

===========
SIXTH FLOOR
===========
The final floor has another three Samurai Warriors and one Mage.  The enemies 
in Drake's Tower do get slightly harder as you head up (they get a few more HP 
each on every floor), but they should still be manageable with the Invisibility 
spell.

Not so coincidentally, there is a video phone by the elevator bay.  You can use 
it to call Drake with the number you just received.  You will finally get to 
see his picture and listen to him threaten you.  Drake does not respond to any 
keywords, so talking to him is more for amusement than necessity.

The sixth floor only has one computer, which is located in the office on the 
far right.  From the looks of it, this was probably Drake's office.  

====
ROOF
====
The roof contains a couple of large sentry guns that begin blasting you as soon 
as you show up.  As with all the other fights, cast Invisibility and they go 
down easily.

On the right side of the roof is a helicopter and pilot.  The pilot quickly 
sees that you mean business and asks you to name your destination.  You need to 
ask him about *Volcano* and he will fly you to Drake's hideout.

Before leaving, it probably makes sense for you to head over to the hotel to 
heal and save the game.  Odds are you expended a lot of MP within the tower, 
and you will want to be fully healed when you enter the Volcano.  Also, if you 
have not completely upgraded your weapons, armor, or cyberware, use the nuyen 
you recently hacked to make these purchases.

Although probably a point of trivia, the Fully Concealable Jacket becomes 
available for sale at the Dark Blade weapon shop now that you're reached the 
roof.  This item has a defense of 3 and is weaker than the Partial Body Suit 
that is already available, so just ignore it.


===============================================================================
3.  DRAKE VOLCANO                                                         SR06C
===============================================================================
Items:     DF_DS-AI END, DF_DS-AKIMI, DF_DS-FAILURE, DF_DS-TARGET,
           Password, Serpent Scales, (Akimi's Phone Number)
Keywords:  Aneki

Enemies: 
                       Hit Points     Attack     Defense     EXP*     Nuyen
                       ==========     ======     =======     ====     =====
Naga                     40-60          15          0         29      None
Naga (Gold)                80           15          0         50      None
Scientist (Sentry Gun)   30-49           7          3         6       None
Scientist (Grenades)     20-35           8          0         1       None
Troll Decker               44            4          2         5       150-200
Troll Decker               44            6          2         5       150-200
Troll Decker               45            8          2         5       150-200
Troll Decker               40            9          2         5       150-200
Troll Decker             55-60          11          2         5       150-200
Drake                     250          20/6         5         90      None


*1 Karma point equals 8 Experience (EXP) points
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=======================
JAKE VERSUS THE VOLCANO
=======================
Nothing like a quiet day at the volcano...  The helicopter drops Jake off at 
the helipad just outside the complex.  The Volcano consists of a series of five 
levels with increasingly more difficult enemies as you descend further into the 
ground.  Your fighting and hacking skills will be tested like never before, as 
the Drake Volcano is very difficult.  Drake's soldier of choice is the Troll 
Decker, a large, hearty warrior packing tremendous firepower and a lot of HP.  
There are also numerous scientists here (some scared and some crazy) working on 
research projects.  They will cause trouble, mainly in the form of sounding the 
security alarm or manning sentry guns.

One other thing to note is that Jake cannot hack into all the computers that 
have a label.  You will need to examine each machine.  Ones with a DCG logo can 
be entered; many others are inaccessible.  The Matrix sections are much tougher 
here than all the ones previously, so make sure you have at least 80 or so HP 
before entering.

Enter the complex and take the elevator down to Sub-level 1.

===========
SUB-LEVEL 1
===========
Each sub-level is comprised of a series of hallways and inner labs.  The floors 
are not very large, but some parts can be a little confusing due to all the 
rooms.  The first sub-level is relatively easy.  If you have the Dermal Plating 
and Partial Body Suit, your defense should be high enough so that the Troll 
Deckers cannot hurt you.  Don't get used to this, as they become more dangerous 
very soon.

Below is a map of this level.  I have oriented the map a bit differently from 
the game's perspective to make this a bit clearer.  Hallways are indicated by 
hyphens (-) and doorways are indicated by numbers.  


SUB-LEVEL 1 MAP
---------------

                     5   5     X 
       +------------------------+
      3|             |          |
       |-+         +-----+      |
       |-+         |     +------+
      2|           |            |
       |    E     1|            4
       +-----------+             


E: Entrance (from sub-level 0)
1: Scientist (alerts security)
2: Scientist (alerts security)
3: Scientist (alerts security)
4: Scientist (alerts security)
   Computer: Reprogram elevator and find DF_DS-FAILURE
5: Computer: Disables security alert
X: Exit (to sub-level 2)


You can either spend a lot of time on this floor exploring numerous empty rooms 
where scientists will alert security, or you can go right for the CPU computer 
and leave quickly.  If you do stumble into a room with a scientist, he will 
signal the alert and Troll Deckers will fill most hallway segments.  This gets 
very annoying.  This floor has a computer that can be used to disable the alert 
in room 5.

From the elevator bay, head right and follow the walkway over one screen until 
you come to an intersection.  Head down and enter the room (room 4 on the map). 
Hack the computer and reprogram or destroy the CPU.  If you transfer data from 
the datastores, you will find a file called DF_DS-FAILURE, which reads:  "The 
Rust Stilettos gang have failed to fulfill their instructions to destroy Jake 
Armitage.  Other arrangements must be made.  Drake Towers."  This ties the plot 
events up a little but is not useful for much else.

Once the elevator is reprogrammed, proceed down to Sub-level 2.


===========
SUB-LEVEL 2
===========

SUB-LEVEL 2 MAP
---------------

             E
          +-----+
          |     |
          |     |   +-+-----+
          1     +---+-+     |     X
                           -|  +----
                          2-|  |
                            |  |
                            +--+

E: Entrance (from sub-level 1)
1: Computer: Trash data
2: Computer: Reprogram elevator
X: Exit (to sub-level 3)


The second floor is shorter and more straight-forward than the first, as there 
are not looping sections to cause confusion.  You can ignore the room to the 
left of the elevator, as the computer in that room only contains trash data.  
On the first screen to your right, a loony scientist will alert security and 
hurl a bunch of grenades in the air, likely killing himself in the process.  
This floor does not have a computer to deactivate the alert, so will just have 
to deal with it.  Follow the path and enter the door on the third screen.  The 
computer in this room can be used to reprogram the elevator.  Exit and keep 
following the path.  Just before the elevator, you will encounter a scientist 
operating a sentry gun.  This gun can take down your HP in a hurry, so it's a 
good idea to cast Invisibility and pick its operator off harmlessly.  Once the 
scientist operating the sentry gun is defeated, head down to the next sub-
level.


===========
SUB-LEVEL 3
===========

SUB-LEVEL 3 MAP
---------------
                  X                 
                  |                 
                  6                 
               +-6.6-+              
               |  6  |
          E    |  5  |              
          |    +--+--+              
          |       |                 
         1|2....2-|                 
          |       |                 
          +-------+                 
                 3|                 
                  4                 

E: Entrance (from sub-level 2)
1: Nothing
2: Nothing
3: Nothing
4: Computer: 25,000 nuyen and DF_DS-AI END
5: Computer: 12,000 nuyen and DF_DS-TARGET
   Computer: 5,000 nuyen
   Computer: DF_DS-AKIMI
6: Computer: Reprogram elevator
X: Exit (to sub-level 4)


The third floor is slightly more confusing than the previous one, but it does 
have a good amount of nuyen up for grabs.  In the first room, defeat the Troll 
Decker and take the door on the right.  You can pass through a room with a 
scared scientist and come out on the other side of the floor.  This allows you 
to bypass a crazy, grenade wielding scientist who alerts security.  Take the 
walkway down and you will come to a small corner with two adjacent doors.  Head 
through the bottom one and you will find a computer with 25,000 nuyen and the 
DF_DS-AI END file.  This file discusses the AI computer being developed by 
Aneki to control the Matrix.  Aneki is also not too thrilled with Drake's 
inability to handle Jake.

Head back out the door to the walkway and up to the next screen.  You will now 
be at a U-shaped hallway with a door in the middle and one on each side (rooms 
5 and 6 above).  Take the middle door into a room with four computers.  The 
topmost computer is inaccessible.  The computer below this has 12,000 nuyen and 
the DF_DS-TARGET file.  The computer to the right of that one has 5,000 nuyen.  
Finally, the bottommost computer has the DF_DS-AKIMI file.  The Target file 
explains that the termination of Jake has been moved to priority number one.  
The Akimi file discusses the dangers posed by the Mage, Akimi, and gives you 
AKIMI'S PHONE NUMBER.  Akimi is the most powerful mage Shadowrunner in the 
game, and this number allows you to recruit her services once you exit.

Take the top door into another room with two computers.  The computer closest 
to the entrance can be accessed, and this is the one that reprograms the 
elevator to the next floor.  Head through the top door again.  Two sentry guns 
will be blocking your way this time, yet the Invisibility spell will prevail 
once more.

Take the elevator down the fourth and final floor, which will be in a state of 
"maximum security" alert as soon as you arrive.


===========
SUB-LEVEL 4
===========

SUB-LEVEL 4 MAP
---------------

             1                       
             |                       
             |                       
             A      3|               
             |       |               
             |       2               
             |       |               
             |       |               
             |       |               
        E    |--+ +++|               
       ------|--|-+++|               
             +--+ ++-+               

E: Entrance (from sub-level 3)
A: Gold Naga (and Serpent Scales)
1: Nothing
2: Drake's Room
3: Pushkin


The final level is very difficult but fairly straight forward.  After exiting 
the elevator, the right side of the floor open up and contains three Sentry 
Guns and a Troll Decker.  This combination spells instant stun lock and quick 
death without the Invisibility spell.  If, for some dire reason, you were out 
of MP and still wanted to clear this room, inch ahead from the elevator hallway 
slowly so that you can see the first Sentry Gun.  You can take this one out 
without getting into sight of the other two yet.  Once killed, head into the 
room and then walk south along the wall. You can now take out the Troll Decker 
one-on-one.  Finally, walk slowly upwards and eliminate the remaining two guns 
one at a time.  You will still lose a fair amount of HP doing it this way, but 
it does make it possible.

This main room contains a doorway on the right and a hallway at the top.  Take 
the hallway for now.  The next two screens are very long and each contains a 
Naga.  Nagas can inflict a lot of damage (their attack is 15) and have a fair 
amount of HP.  Try to move close enough so that you are not losing your 
targeting as they move.  The Nagas are also susceptible to Freeze if their 
movement is giving you trouble.  The third screen has a Gold Naga.  After it is 
killed, this Naga drops the SERPENT SCALES, the final item needed to learn the 
ARMOR spell.  However, you may not want to pick the scales up just yet...

--------------------------
ULTIMATE POWER-UP LOCATION
--------------------------
If you do not pick up the Serpent Scales, the Gold Naga will return every time 
you revisit the screen.  Some players claim this is the best spot in the game 
to earn karma, as you receive about 6-7 karma each time you kill the Gold Naga. 
If this is your game plan, it is better off if you wait until after defeating 
Drake than attempting to do it now.  For one, it can be very magic consuming 
and there is no easy way to recover other than to go all the way back through 
Drake Tower.  Secondly, if you return later, you can come back with better 
weaponry, which makes the Naga a lot easier.  Note that once you pick up the 
Serpent Scales, you can never fight the Gold Naga again.

There is a great bug that can work in your favor to make fighting the Gold Naga 
incredibly easy.  If you re-renter the screen from the back, behind the Gold 
Naga, there is a chance you can catch the foe "off guard" before the game 
activates it and has a chance to load its HP correctly.  When this happens, the 
Gold Naga dies in a single shot.  It can be hard for Jake to time this, but 
Shadowrunners will seem to pull it off every time.  This makes earning the 
final amounts of karma SIGNIFICANTLY easier.  If you go this route with a 
Shadowrunner, Frogtongue is a great choice given his relatively high defense 
and cost effectiveness.


Whether you take the Serpent Scales now or not, head back down into the main 
room.  You will be forced to defeat the three Sentry Guns again.  Once killed, 
take the door on the right into a large room with intersecting walkways and 
three Troll Deckers.  You will notice that these Troll Deckers are much more 
powerful than the ones on previous floors, so try to split them up and only 
take on one or two at a time.  As always, Invisibility also works well.

Head right and take the walkway up.  The next screen has a couple of crazy, 
grenade-throwing scientists.  They go down quickly and can also be ignored 
entirely if you prefer.  The door at the end of the hallway leads to your arch-
nemesis, the all powerful Drake.  Make sure to restore your HP before entering. 
Also, if you do not have at least enough MP to cast Freeze 2-3 times, you 
should strongly consider leaving the volcano to recover.  The odds of survival 
are extremely slim.

==================
THE ALMIGHTY DRAKE
==================
As soon as you enter Drake's room, ice chunks begin falling from the ceiling 
and inflicting damage.  You should quickly use the Jester Spirit.  This will 
temporarily halt Drake and allow you time to move into position.  You should 
head right in from of him and select the Freeze spell.  The Jester Spirit will 
remove a large chunk (almost 3/4) of his HP, making the fight a lot easier.  
You are not required to use the Jester Spirit, but Drake can be extremely 
difficult otherwise.

Drake is massive and can only be harmed by targeting the head.  Try to cast 
Freeze as soon as you can, otherwise you face the wrath of his fire breath.  
There is no kidding around when it comes to this attack.  Drake's fire breath 
can technically hit for 160 HP per round, which will likely kill you instantly. 
Not to mention, you are completely stunned while getting hit so Heal and other 
spells will not work.  It would be VERY frustrating to die here, so be careful. 
As soon as you see the Freeze spell begin to fade, cast it again.  Do not let 
Drake thaw out and get a breath attack off.  In case you were wondering, 
Invisibility does not work here, as Drake still manages to see (and attack) 
you.

Another way to handle Drake is to pick up the Serpent Scales, leave the 
volcano, get the Armor spell from the Dog Spirit, and cast that as soon as you 
enter.  The Armor spell will be strong enough to prevent any damage, but it 
does not prevent the perpetual stun lock.  There is a chance that the spell 
will wear off and you will not be able to recast fast enough.  This danger is 
generally avoided if you use the Freeze strategy instead.  

After quite the battle, Drake will be defeated.  The screen should flash and 
renew with Drake's body in gray.  Interestingly, if you attack Drake's corpse, 
the game will give you the warning that you "should not attack others who mean 
you no harm."  Are you kidding?  You will eventually lose karma if you keep 
blasting Drake.  What a joke.

Head into the final room on the left and you will come across a scientist named 
Pushkin.  Pushkin explains that he was being kept hostage because Drake knew a 
courier with the Anti-AI program was seeking him out.  In case you have not yet 
figured it out, Jake is the courier.  If you ask about *Drake*, he will mention 
that *ANEKI* has developed the AI computer and has been behind the entire plan. 
To move things along, you need to ask him about *Head Computer*.  Pushkin now 
realizes that Jake is the courier and gives him a final mission: release the 
Anti-AI program into the Aneki AI computer.  Pushkin gives you the PASSWORD you 
need to enter the Aneki building.

Once the conversation ends, you are automatically placed on the helicopter back 
to the roof of Drake Tower.


=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
S E C T I O N   7      A N E K I   A N D   T H E   E N D   G A M E        SR07
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

With the fall of Drake, the sinister plot by Aneki to control all of cyberspace 
has begun to crumble.  With the AI Computer now in sights, it's time for Jake 
to complete his final run.  It's time to witness the fall of Aneki and to 
return security to the Matrix.


               =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=
                           SECTION 7 CONTENTS             
               =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=
               1. Loose Ends.........................SR07A
               2. Aneki Building At Last.............SR07B
               =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=


===============================================================================
1. LOOSE ENDS                                                             SR07A
===============================================================================
Items:     None
Keywords:  None

Enemies: 
                    Hit Points     Attack     Defense     EXP*     Nuyen
                    ==========     ======     =======     ====     =====
Gang Member           20-35          6/4         2         2       30-60
Gang Member           20-35          6/5         3         4       70-100
Hitman (Hole)           20            5          0         1       None
Hitman (Bush)           13            5          2         1       None
Hitman (Roof)           10            4          0         1       30-60
Peephole                15            5          0         1       None


*1 Karma point equals 8 Experience (EXP) points
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

==============
FINAL POWER-UP
==============
The time has come for one last equipment upgrade.  The following two items will 
now be for sale:

  Item                   Location                         Price
  ----                   --------                         -----
  AS7 Assault Cannon     Dark Blade Weapon Shop           40,000
  Full Body Suit         Dark Blade Weapon Shop           30,000

The AS7 Assault Cannon is the best upgrade you will make in this game.  It 
packs an eye-popping attack power of 20 and an accuracy rating of 6 (the most 
accurate a weapon can be).  Double-digit damage will now become routine, and 
almost nothing will survive more than a few attacks.  This gun is so much more 
powerful than anything else that it's almost scary.  Do whatever you need to 
get the 40,000 nuyen - it's worth every penny.

The Full Body Suit is a nice upgrade, but not nearly as noticeable as the 
Assault Cannon.  This armor will add a point in defense over the Partial Body 
Suit.  When combined with the Dermal Plating, your defense will be 8.  This is 
more than enough for complete invulnerability on the streets.  The extra point 
of defense will be more useful in the Aneki Building, as a one point reduction 
on damage adds up fast when the numbers above your head start piling up.

If you need nuyen for either item, be sure to sell back old equipment.  You can 
recoup around half of the original purchase price, which makes a big 
difference.  You can also hold off a bit until the Aneki Building, as several 
computers in there have a lot of nuyen for the taking.

If you have not received the Armor spell yet, visit the Dog Spirit one last 
time.  The Armor spell boosts Jake's defense to extreme levels so that no one 
in the game can touch him.  You can cast it numerous times to add additional 
revolving plates, but that is just a waste of MP; one plate will suffice.  This 
is a fairly useful spell, but, unfortunately, it comes so late in the game that 
there are not many opportunities where it can really help you.  Besides, 
Invisibility is a superior choice in nearly all situations.  By now, you should 
have every spell in the game (there are six).

Finally, it's time to finish boosting your stats.  You should certainly max out 
the following (max levels in parenthesis):

  Strength (6)
  Firearms (7 or higher)
  Computer (6)
  Heal (6)
  Invisibility (6)

You should also boost Body and Magic as high as you can.  They both top out at 
level 20, and those last 5 levels can be very time consuming to reach.  
Realistically, anything over 14 or 15 should be good enough.  If you have to 
choose between the two, opt to boost Magic.  It becomes far more useful than 
the extra HP.

If you're looking for a place to earn karma, the best choices are either the 
catacombs at the Dark Blade mansion or the Gold Naga at Drake Volcano (assuming 
you did not get the Serpent Scales yet).  The Gold Naga at the Volcano is 
probably the faster of the two, but it has the drawbacks of being more 
dangerous and being no where close to a recovery spot.  If you want to heal and 
use the karma, you need to back track all the way through the Volcano and Drake 
Tower.

If you opt for the Dark Blade catacombs, the Ghouls should be a breeze at this 
point.  In fact, if you upgraded to the Full Body Suit, you cannot be damaged 
by them.  Along with the Assault Cannon, you can wrack up karma very quickly 
without any danger of dying.  You can even automate the process by hiring a 
trio of Shadowrunners.  If this is your plan, hire the best offensive 
Shadowrunners you can afford (Steelflight, Norbert, and Frogtongue are ideal).  
Go behind one of the coffins at the bottom of the screen and position Jake so 
that he is standing in front of all the Shadowrunners on the right side of the 
coffin; all the Shadowrunners should be well behind it.  In this scenario, Jake 
acts as a shield to protect the others and eliminates any danger that they come 
under attack.  Watch for a little while to make sure your formation is sound.  
At this point, you can leave the game running and you will earn karma while you 
are away.  Come back in a couple hours and you should have a few hundred 
points, more than enough to max everything.

===============
AKIMI THE GREAT
===============
The final Shadowrunner is the great mage, Akimi.  To hire her, you must have 
obtained the DF_DS-AKIMI file from the volcano and examined it to get her phone 
number.  Call Akimi and she will negotiate the hiring process on the phone.  
Once you have paid her, she will show up in Daley Station on the first inbound 
train.

Akimi is clearly the most powerful Mage in the game, but her spells and MP are 
still likely inferior to yours at this point.  She is extremely fragile and 
will not survive any parts of the upcoming fights without the Armor or 
Invisibility spell cast immediately.  About the only use Akimi has is providing 
you with a MP reserve.  Since it's likely that you will run out of MP in the 
Aneki building, Akimi makes it possible to complete the entire stage without 
leaving.  Still, this is marginally useful at best.  It also assumes that your 
micromanagement skills are good enough to cast a protection spell on her before 
the enemies take her down.  You can certainly pass on Akimi and never be any 
worse of for it.


===============================================================================
2. ANEKI BUILDING AT LAST                                                 SR07B
===============================================================================
Items:     DF_AN-ANTI-AI, DF_AN-PAYMENT
Keywords:  None

Enemies: 
                    Hit Points     Attack     Defense     EXP*     Nuyen
                    ==========     ======     =======     ====     =====
Mage                    30           4           4         9       70-100 
Ferocious Orc          128           5           0         11      70-100 
Ferocious Orc         44-46         12           3        2-8      150-200 
Mage                  27-36        7/12          4        3-9      150-200 
Massive Orc           30-50         12           3        2-8      150-200 
Samurai Warrior       30-47         12           4        4-11     150-200 
Troll Decker          25-60         14           0         16      150-200 


*1 Karma point equals 8 Experience (EXP) points
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Aneki building is just to the right of the marketplace.  It is the building 
you have passed several times on the way to Dr. Maplethorpe's office.

As you climb the stairs and approach the building, a Mage quickly warns you to 
step away.  You may have accidentally run into him earlier.  If you ignore his 
warning, three Ferocious Orcs make their way out from the entrance and start 
blasting you.  If you upgraded your armor, you will be invulnerable to their 
attacks.  The Orcs do have an annoying amount of HP, however, so killing them 
will still take a little while.

Once defeated, head inside and hack the lobby computer.  The entry node should 
disappear as soon as you log in.  Presumably, Pushkin told you the password 
when you rescued him.

As a point of trivia, many curious players have noticed a small, yellow dot in 
the far right corner of the Aneki lobby screen.  This dot says "computer" when 
you mouse over it, but cannot be reached.  While the subject of many rumors, 
this is likely just a bug.  Even if you use a cheat code to move close enough 
to access the computer, it is "inaccessible."

============
SECOND FLOOR
============
A few notes about this building layout first.  Each level is divided into three 
sections - left side, right side, and elevator bay.  In all sections, the CPU 
computers to access the next floors are on the left side and the data computers 
are on the right side.  Generally speaking, the CPU computers are very 
difficult and should not be hacked unless you have at least 100 HP at the time. 
Both sides contain a mix of Orcs, Mages, and Samurai Warriors to slow your 
progress.  This guide covers the right side of each floor first.

The right side of the second floor has four enemies.  They all have an attack 
of 12 and are capable of dealing rapid fire damage.  You can get by without 
casting Invisibility if you take it slowly.  Try not to fight all four at once 
and the damage will be minimized.  The bottommost computer in the room can be 
hacked.  Make sure to transfer data from all the datastores, as one of them 
will disable a node on the next level.  You will find the DF_AN-PAYMENT file in 
this computer, which confirms the business agreement between Drake and Aneki.

The left side is a bit trickier.  There are five enemies that all begin 
attacking as soon as you enter.  It makes sense to cast Invisibility here if 
you don't want to risk the damage.  The computer you can hack is the second one 
down on the right wall.  This is, by far, the hardest Matrix section yet.  You 
need to retrieve several passwords just to clear the nodes blocking the CPU.

===========
THIRD FLOOR
===========
Things get a little tougher on the third floor.  As in each successive floor, 
enemies get more HP.  However, on this floor, a Troll Decker will emerge from 
the down elevator if you wait in the elevator bay for too long

The right side has four enemies that can be defeated the same way you did on 
the previous floor.  You can hack the computer in the top left corner, although 
it is completely optional.  Doing so will net you 22,500 nuyen and the DF_AN-
ANTI-AI file.  This file talks about the upgraded security on the sixth floor 
that will halt Jake's progress.  Funny thing is, this building has no sixth 
floor (unless it's referring to the roof).  This is possibly a typo that should 
have read as the fifth floor.  Regardless, it's nothing to worry about.

The left side has five enemies again, but they are more spread out this time.  
This allows you to pick them off one or two at a time and not have to cast 
Invisibility.  The CPU computer is against the top wall in the middle of the 
screen.  This computer is unusual in that there are numerous CPUs in the final 
section.  Destroy the first one you encounter to clear the area of ICs, then 
proceed to reprogram or destroy all the remaining CPUs.

============
FOURTH FLOOR
============
A Troll Decker will once again emerge from the down elevator if you stick 
around too long, so head into one of the sides before it arrives.

The right side is relatively easy this time as there are only three enemies.  
The data computer is the second one against the right wall.  Your hacking 
reward this time 25,000 nuyen.

The left side is a bit more difficult, as you come under fire almost 
immediately from four enemies.  It's not a bad idea to use Invisibility here.  
Once the foes are dispatched, access the CPU computer against the middle of the 
top wall.  The Matrix is surprisingly easy on this computer.  Once hacked, take 
this time to do an assessment of your health and MP.  If you have less than 50 
MP and your health is low, it's a good idea to leave and recover before 
tackling the final floor.

===========
FIFTH FLOOR
===========
All stops have been pulled out on this floor.  The right side room has five 
enemies and is fairly difficult.  It's a good idea here to use Invisibility.  
The computer against the right wall can be hacked for an incredible 75,000 
nuyen!  However, too little too late.  There is only one room left in the game, 
so all the nuyen in the world at this point is not worth a whole lot.

The left room is your last stop.  Aneki has sent Otto, the bad boy Troll Decker 
to dispense of you.  Fortunately, Otto is more bark than bite.  Cast 
Invisibility and clear the room as you would any other.

===============
THE AI COMPUTER
===============
The AI Computer is the large machine behind the desk   Enter it as you would 
any normal desktop computer.  This final Matrix sequence is surprisingly anti-
climactic.  Attack the CPU in the middle of the first section to remove the 
ICs.  Head upwards to the second section and modify or destroy the CPU. Once 
you jack out of the Matrix, the Anti-AI program in Jake's head computer will be 
downloaded.  This effectively overloads the AI Computer and begins a giant 
chain reaction.

Now, sit back and watch the ending sequence.  Your mission has come to an end.

This concludes the walkthrough of Shadowrun.  I truly hope that this guide has 
been useful to you, enriching your experience of the game along the way.  If 
you have any comments at all about the guide, please feel free to contact me.  
Thanks for reading, and enjoy the ending of Shadowrun.




_______________________________________________________________________________

                                A P P E N D I X
_______________________________________________________________________________


The following appendix contains detailed information about many areas of 
Shadowrun.  Please be warned that this section does contain major plot 
spoilers.

===============================================================================
1.  L O C A T I O N S    C H A R T                                         SR1A
===============================================================================

The Shadowrun world is divided into 3 main sections: Tenth Street, Old Town, 
and Downtown.  Each section has several buildings and subsections that will be 
referenced frequently in this guide.  For convenience, below is a listing of 
each section and subsection.  Confusing areas with multiple sections are 
explained in more detail in the "Detailed Maps" section below this one.

============
TENTH STREET
============
Morgue Building
- Morgue room

Town Square
- Fountain

Streets

Dark Alley

Glutman's Office Building
- Vacant office
- Glutman's office

Seems Familiar Building
- Seem familiar office
- Vacant office

Jake's Apartment Building
- Vacant Office
- Jake's apartment

Business Man's Office Building
- Vacant Office
- Business Man's office

Grim Reaper Club

Graveyard
- Crypts 1-3
- Injured Shaman Crypt

The Cage

Tenth Street Station


========
OLD TOWN
========
Caryards
- Sleeping Bag
- Dead-end 
- Arena

Streets

Old Town Station

Sputnik Club

Alley
- Ed's Patch' N' Fix

Vivyan's Weapon Shop

Talisman Shop


========
DOWNTOWN
========
Daley Station
- Main concourse
- Marketplace

Streets

Dr. Maplethorpe's Office
- Reception Area
- Examination room

Wastelands Club

Rust Stilettos
- Entrance
- Front room
- Back room

Docks (detailed map below)
- Docks 1-3
- Boat Harbor
- Dog Spirit Warehouse
- Vacant Office
- Octopus Warehouse

Hotel
- Hotel Room

Jagged Nails Club

Rat Shaman's Lair (detailed map below)
- (Graveyard) Entrance
- Sewers 1-4
- Rat Shaman's room

Dark Blade (detailed map below)
- Courtyard
- Weapon Shop
- Foyer
- Conference room (right from foyer)
- Office (left from Foyer)
- Dining room (straight from Foyer)
- Kitchen
- Catacombs 1-3
- Vampire room

Bremerton (detailed map below)
- Outer Ship 1-2
- Inner Ship 1-11
- Basement 1 (left of first inner ship room)
   - Stairways 1-3
   - Safe room (Safe Key/Detonator)
- Basement 2 (Airlock)
   - Stairways 1-3
   - Safe Room (Toxic Dissolver)
- Portal Room
- Other Dimension
   - Chambers 1-2
   - Jester Spirit Room

Drake Building
- Lobby
- Floors 2-6
- Roof

Volcano
- Landing Pad
- Level 1
- Sub-levels 1-4
- Drake Room

Aneki Building
- Entrance
- Lobby
- Floors 2L-5L (Left side)
- Floors 2R-5R (Right side)
- Floors 2E-5E (Elevators)
- Roof


=============
DETAILED MAPS
=============
The following section provides detailed descriptions of the sub-locations for 
particular areas of the game.  These names will be used throughout this guide 
when referring to item or enemy locations.

=====
DOCKS
=====
Docks 1:  This is the entrance to the docks with the small stairway leading 
          down from the city.  There is also a small bench before the stairway  
          on this screen.

Docks 2:  The screen comes after Docks 1, and connects to the Boat Harbor, 
          Vacant Office, and Docks 3.  The screen has 2 Hitman, 2 Massive Orcs, 
          and 2 Mages.

Docks 3:  The last docks section.  It connects from Docks 2, and has a door at 
          the far end leading to the Octopus Warehouse.  This screen also has 
          the door leading into the Dog Spirit Warehouse, and will have the 
          Mermaid Scales after you dump the ice.


=================
RAT SHAMAN'S LAIR
=================
Sewers 1:      This is the first section of the sewers, which connects to the 
               Graveyard entrance on the left side, Sewers 2 on the top, and
               Sewers 3 on the right.

Sewers 2:      This screen branches off of Sewers 1, and is a dead end.

Sewers 3:      Sewers 3 is the seconds main sewer section.  It connects to
               Sewers 1 on the left, Sewers 4 on the top, and Rat Shaman's Lair
               on the bottom right.

Sewers 4:     This screen branches off of Sewers 3, and is a dead end.

Rat Shaman's  This is the final room in the sewers where you encounter the Rat
Lair:         Shaman.


==========
DARK BLADE
==========
Foyer:       This is the main area you see once you enter into the Dark Blade  
             mansion. On your first visit, the Mage will be standing on the 
             left hand side by the doorway.  The Foyer connects to three 
             separate rooms: the Office on the left, the Dining Room up top, 
             and the Conference Room on the right.

Conference   This is a large meeting room with a U-shaped table and several 
Room:        bookshelves along the walls.  You will find the Bronze Key in one 
             of those shelves.

Office:      This room has two computers and several small tables.  It is also  
             where you will meet Vladimir if you ask the Mage in the front 
             about *Magic Fetish*.

Dining       A large hall with several dining tables.  This room connects to 
Room:        the Foyer on its bottom side and to the Kitchen on its left. 

Kitchen:     The kitchen contains stoves, sinks, and a couple of rows of 
             counters.  The right side of the screen has a small passageway, 
             which leads to the Catacombs.  You will need the Bronze Key to 
             open this gate leading down.

Catacombs 1: The first catacombs area.  It is set up with a main walkway and  
             indented passages with coffins on both sides.  This room connects 
             to the Kitchen via stairway at the right, and to Catacombs 2 at 
             the left.

Catacombs 2: This is the smallest of the three catacombs, and connects to all 
             the other dungeon rooms.  The exit at the top right leads back to 
             Catacombs 1.  The bottom right exit leads to Catacombs 2.  The 
             bottom stairway goes down into the vampire room.

Catacombs 3: This screen is shaped similar to Catacombs 1 and is a dead end.

Vampire      The final dungeon which connects to Catacombs 3 via a short 
Room:        stairway.  This room contains the vampire and a pack of 4 ghouls 
             that will charge you upon entering.  The room itself is littered 
             with skulls, and has chains hanging from the ceiling.


================
BREMERTON (SHIP)
================
Outer Ship 1:   This is the first screen you reach after taking the boat from 
                the docks.  Note that it contains two levels -- an upper and 
                a lower; you enter this screen from the lower level.  Both 
                levels contain exits leading to Outer Ship 2 on the right side. 
                The upper level has a rusted door on the far left, which, when 
                opened with a Crowbar, leads to Inner Ship 1.  The upper level 
                also contain the Doggie that drops the Dog Tags.

Outer Ship 2:   The seconds section is shaped like a U, with exits on the upper 
                and lower levels of the left side leading to Outer Ship 1.  On 
                the far right side is a stairway which connects the upper and 
                lower levels.  Heading back left once on the upper level will 
                lead back to the first screen.

Inner Ship 1:   The first area of the ship you enter.  There are two red Poison 
                Oozes on this screen.  The door on the bottom right leads to 
                Inner Ship 2, and is opened using the switch on the wall.  The 
                catwalk on the top left leads to Basement 1, and can not be 
                reached from this screen.

Inner Ship 2:   This is a somewhat rectangular screen with stairs leading up to 
                a catwalk and with multiple exits.  The exit on the middle left 
                leads to Inner Ship 1.  Taking the catwalk and exiting from the 
                top left leads to a separate part Inner Ship 1.  The exit on 
                the far right leads to Inner Ship 3.

Inner Ship 3:   This is the largest room in the ship and is characterized by 
                three large forks that come off the main passageway from Inner 
                Ship 2.  The leftmost fork leads to Inner Ship 4.  The center 
                fork leads to Inner Ship 5.  The rightmost fork has 2 exits.  
                The top-middle exit leads to Inner Ship 6, and the rightmost 
                exit leads to Inner Ship 8.

Inner Ship 4:   Small, square shaped room.  It contains a red Poison Ooze and 
                connects to Inner Ship 3 at the top and Inner Ship 5 on the 
                right.

Inner Ship 5:   Small, rectangular shaped room.  This room contains the gray 
                Poison Ooze which turns into the Toxic Water when defeated.   
                The top exit leads to Inner Ship 3, the center-left exit leads 
                to Inner Ship 4, and the bottom-left exit leads to Basement 2.

Inner Ship 6:   This a very narrow, long room, which contains a Gang Member.  
                It connects on the bottom to Inner Ship 3, and on the top right 
                to Inner Ship 7.

Inner Ship 7:   A very tiny, L-shaped room.  There is nothing in this room.  It 
                just serves as a connector between Inner Ship 6 (on the left) 
                and Inner Ship 8.

Inner Ship 8:   Inner Ship 8 is shaped like a sideways-T.  The top-left exit 
                leads to Inner Ship 7, the center-left exit leads to Inner Ship 
                9, and the right side exit leads to Inner Ship 10.

Inner Ship 9:   A small room connecting Inner Ship 3 (left) to Inner Ship 8 
                (right).  This room contains an annoying Slimy Toxic Waste, 
                which makes it extremely annoying, if not close to impossible, 
                to pass through this way.

Inner Ship 10:  This is a large room that splits in two directions after 
                following the small passageway from Inner Ship 9.  This room 
                contains a Gang Member and a Gang Leader that stand along the 
                center paths.  The center passage lads to a dead end, and the 
                right side door, which requires flipping a switch to open, 
                leads to Inner Ship 11.

Inner Ship 11:  Another small, L-shaped room.  You will notice it is on a 
                catwalk overhanging a small pool of water.  There are no 
                enemies or anything else of significance in this room.  The  
                left-side exit leads to Inner Ship 10, and the right-side one 
                leads to Inner Ship 12.

Inner Ship 12:  A large room containing two Slimy Toxic Wastes.  It is 
                impossible to get past them without first using the Toxic 
                Dissolver (Green Bottle) on them.  There are a series of 
                switches on the top wall.  The rightmost one opens the door 
                leading to the Portal room, on the right.  The other two 
                switches control hiding and detonating the mines in the Portal 
                room.  The other exit, on the left-most side of the room, leads 
                back to Inner Ship 11.

Basement 1:     The first Basement consists of series of 3 downward stairways 
                and a Safe room.  The first Stairway of Basement 1 connects to 
                Inner Ship 1.  The Safe Room at the bottom contains a Ferocious 
                Orc, who drops the Safe Key when killed.  Inside the Safe, you 
                will find a Detonator and a Broken Bottle.

Basement 2:     The second Basements looks identical to the first, with the 
                first stairway connecting to Inner Ship 5.  The Safe Room at 
                the bottom contains a party of 2 Massive Orc and 2 Ferocious 
                Orcs, which are invincible.  To get past them, you'll need to 
                flip the airlock and water pressure switches.  Flip the airlock 
                switch first, found above the top exit of Stairway 3.  Then, 
                flip the water pressure switch found above the top exit of 
                Stairway 2.  After hearing a scream, flip both switches back 
                and go to the Safe Room.  

                To open the Safe, you'll need to use the Time Bomb, which is 
                constructed after you have the Explosives and Detonator items.
                Inside the safe you'll find a Green Bottle, which contains 
                Toxic Dissolver.

Portal Room:    A small room containing a series of mines.  The switches in 
                Inner Ship 12 control making these mines visible and 
                prematurely detonating them (so that they don't cause damage).  
                The door on the left leads to Inner Ship 12, while the portal 
                leads to Chamber 1 of the Other Dimension.


===============================================================================
2.  A T T R I B U T E S   &   S K I L L S                                  SR1B
===============================================================================

This section lists the mechanics behind the basic stats, attributes, and skills 
that Jake possesses.  You can raise both attributes and skills by resting in a 
bed and using karma.  Not all attributes and skills are available at first, and 
the methods of obtaining each are listed. 


===========
BASIC STATS
===========

Hit Points (HP)  (also referred to as Stamina)
---------------
This is Jake's life in the game.  Hit Points are displayed on the menu screen 
as Current HP / Maximum HP.  Jake's Hit Points are determined by the Body 
attribute, and his maximum HP are always equal to [Body * 10], with 200 being 
the highest HP value.  HP are restored by sleeping, casting the Heal spell, 
using a Slap Patch, or after certain fixed events in the game.


Magic Points (MP)  (also referred to as Spell Points)
-----------------
Magic Points are used to cast spells, which are described in more detail in 
the "Spells" section below.  Magic Points are displayed on the menu screen as 
Current MP / Maximum MP.  Jake's MP are determined by the Magic stat, and the 
maximum MP are equal to [Magic * 10], with 200 being the highest MP value.  
Jake will not have any MP until he learns the Heal spell, after which he gains 
the ability to raise his MP by increasing Magic.


(Experience)
------------
Experience is an invisible stat the game uses to determine your karma level.  
Nearly all enemies have a fixed experience total that they give when defeated 
(the exceptions are the enemies in the Drake and Aneki Towers, which have 
varying experience totals).  A chart of these experience values is listed in 
the "Enemies" section of this Appendix.  The maximum experience that Jake can 
have in the game is 65535.


Karma
-----
Karma is used to raise Jake's abilities, skills, and magic spell levels.  The 
formula for determining Jake's karma is as follows:

  Karma = Experience / 8

Jake gains one point of karma for every 8 experience points, with this total 
always rounded down.  Your karma total is updated as soon as you have enough 
experience, not when the game box appears telling you that you have earned a 
karma point.  If you leave the current screen before all the enemies are 
dead, you will still receive any karma your experience merits, despite not 
seeing the karma message box appear.

Jake can only use his karma when he sleeps in a bed.  The maximum karma value 
in the game is 8191.


Nuyen
-----
This is currency used in the Shadowrun world.  It's needed to purchase weapons, 
armor, items, stay at inns, or hire Shadowrunners.  Enemies typically drop 
nuyen when defeated, with few exceptions.  Fighting bosses or battling in the 
Arena are generally the best sources for large amounts of nuyen.  The maximum 
nuyen value in the game is 4,294,967,295 (!).


==========
ATTRIBUTES
==========

Body
----
Starting value: 3
Maximum value:  20
Karma to max:   187

The Body attribute controls Jake's maximum HP total, which will always be equal 
to [Body * 10].  Early in the game, this is one of the most important stats to 
raise.  Increasing your Body total to 5 or 6 early on will greatly extend your 
life in the first two sections of the game.  You should ideally max out the 
Body attribute by the end of the game, with the minimum being 14-15.


Magic
-----
Starting value: 1
Maximum value:  20
Karma to max:   190

The Magic attribute controls Jake's maximum MP total, which will always be 
equal to [Magic * 10].  Jake doesn't get this stat until after learning the 
Heal spell, at which point it starts at level 1.  The importance of raising 
this stat depends on how heavily you plan on using magic.  If you seldom use 
more than the Heal spell, there is no need to take this attribute beyond levels 
10-12.  If, however, you frequently use it for several of the combat spells  
Invisibility, Freeze, or Armor  it's worth it to raise this spell closer to 
level 15.  If you also plan on using the offensive spells  Powerball and 
Summon Spirit  you'll almost certainly need this stat at 20.


Strength
--------
Starting value: 3
Maximum value:  6
Karma to max:   12

Strength determines the type of weapons and armor that Jake (and the 
Shadowrunners) can use.  The exact strength values for each are listed in the 
table in the "Weapons and Armor" section.  Strength will rarely be a problem 
for Jake, since he can make it through nearly all of the game by raising it 
just one level to 4, for a mere 3 karma.  Strength is much more important when 
hiring Shadowrunners if you plan on upgrading their weapons and armor.  Still, 
you should make sure to plan the purchase decisions for both Jake and the party 
around Strength, and see to it that Jake always has the necessary amount.


Charisma
--------
Starting value: 3
Maximum value:  6
Karma to max:   12

Charisma determines the number of Shadowrunners you can have with you at one 
point.  The number you can hire is equal to [Charisma / 2], rounded down.  The 
exact values for each level are shown in the chart below.

                       Number of
        Charisma     Shadowrunners
        ========     =============
           3              1
          4-5             2
           6              3

You probably don't need to raise this attribute beyond 4, since there is seldom 
a case where you will want more than 2 Shadowrunners at a time.  Shadowrunners 
also have basic Charisma values when you hire them, but this value does 
nothing.


======
SKILLS
======

Computer
--------
Starting value: 1
Maximum value:  6
Karma to max:   15

The Computer skill enhances your performance in the Matrix.  Specifically, thee 
Computer stat:

- Only determines your accuracy when attacking ICs
- Does not have any effect on the damage you receive when walking into ICs
- Does not have any effect on the damage you receive when attacks fail against
  ICs
- Does not have any effect on the damage you inflict when attacking an empty
  square (this is always 1 HP)

The Computer stat works as follows: 
 
IC Attack Accuracy % = Computer / 7 
 
In other words, each level of Computer increasing your chances of killing an IC 
by about 14%.  Since this stat maxes at 6, you can never achieve a 100% 
accuracy rate -- the best you can ever do is 86%. If you use PAR or GG to cheat 
the stat to 7, you will hit 100% of the time.  If you cheat to set it to zero, 
you will never hit an IC.

The IC's have different levels of attack power in the different Matrix sections 
that you enter.  There are eight different types of ICs, with the difference 
between each being its attack power (see "The Matrix and ICs" section for 
more).

The Computer skill becomes one of the most valuable skills later in the game.  
During the Drake Volcano and Aneki Tower, the Matrix ICs begin causing 
considerably more damage than any enemy fighting.  The Computer skill isn't 
that difficult to boost, but it is absolutely vital in helping your chances of 
survival.  Be sure to get this skill up to 6 before entering the Drake Tower.


Firearms
--------
Starting value: 1
Maximum value:  16
Karma to max:   120

The Firearms skill determines the accuracy of your gun shots.  Basically, it 
combines with the inherent accuracy of the weapon to determine how often you 
hit or miss a target.  When a shot misses, you will hear the firing sound and 
see the usual shot animation, but nothing will appear over the target.  You may 
also notice the visual shot queue (small red shot marks) hit some place other 
than the target.  Keep in mind the effects are similar if either your shot 
misses or it hits but does zero damage, so it's not always easy to determine 
how accurate your weapon is.  It isn't necessary to raise Firearms over 7, as 
your accuracy will be perfect using any weapon at this level.

Specifically, your hit rate is equal to the following:
 
Hit Rate = [1 + (Firearms + Weapon Accuracy)] / 8

The Weapon Accuracy is different for each weapon, and those values are listed 
in the next section.  Simply put, your base accuracy is 12.5% and your hit rate 
increases by 12.5% for each point in Firearms (or each point of Weapon 
Accuracy).  At level 7, you can achieve a 100% hit rate with any weapon in the 
game.  

Early on in the game, Firearms is arguably the best skill.  It will 
significantly increase the accuracy of your starting weapons, which 
significantly raises your damage per time rate.  Try to get this skill up to 
level 5 or 6 before the caryards, and you shouldn't run into too much trouble 
at all.  After this, do not waste points in the skill beyond level 7.  You will 
save considerable time by using that karma in other areas.


Leadership
----------
Starting value: 1
Maximum value:  6
Karma to max:   15

The Leadership skill determines how long any hired Shadowrunners will stay with 
you.  You learn this skill by purchasing the Skill Software for 3,000 nuyen 
from Dr. Maplethorpe in the Downtown area.  The time duration of a 
Shadowrunner's stay is measured by the number of battles you enter, which is 
defined as each time the battle music starts and then stops.  Shadowrunners all 
have a base amount of battles that they will accompany you for (denoted by the 
Shadowrunner multipliers, X and Y below), which is the same each time you hire 
them.  Each point in Leadership increases the number of battles a Shadowrunner 
will stay by 10% to 12.5%, depending on the specific runner.  The exact formula 
is as follows:

    Number of Battles = (10 * X) + (Y * Leadership)

In most cases, X is the same value as Y.  However, any Shadowrunner who has an 
X value of 4 or 5 will use a Y value of 5 or 6, respectively, for the variables 
in the above equation.  In all other cases, the values of X and Y are the same. 
A listing of Shadowrunner multipliers is given in the "Shadowrunner" 
information section below.  If a number is listed alone, it is the value for 
both X and Y.  If there are two numbers, the first is X and the second is Y.

The overall usefulness of the Leadership skill depends on how regularly you use 
Shadowrunners.  If you do a lot of hiring, this skill pays for itself after a 
few runs, assuming you've boosted it to level 6.  More importantly, you are 
saved the inconvenience or danger of having a Shadowrunner leave you at an 
undesirable time.  If you have the extra nuyen and even a slight desire to 
hire, you should probably invest in this skill.


Negotiation
-----------
Starting value: 1
Maximum value:  6
Karma to max:   15

Negotiation affects the price you pay when hiring Shadowrunners.  It also 
affects the price in a few other instances, like how much you are charged by 
the King to leave the caryards.  You learn this skill by asking the Arena Owner 
about *Negotiation* at any time before all the fighters, including the King, 
have been defeated.  The Negotiation keyword is taught by the Business Man in 
Tenth Street who sells the Lone Star Badge, when asked about *Hiring*.  The 
cost of learning this skill is 1,000 Nuyen.

Each Shadowrunner has 3 sets of fixed base prices that appear depending on the 
range that your Negotiation skill falls into.  The price range corresponding to 
Negotiation goes as follows:

        Negotiation     Price Level
        ===========     ===========
            0-2           Level 1
            3-4           Level 2
            5-6           Level 3

Price levels 1 to 3 don't mean anything in themselves, except that 1 is always 
the most expensive and 3 is the cheapest.  The change from level to level 
doesn't follow a pattern or formula; it's specific to each Shadowrunner.  A 
full listing of prices can be found in the "Shadowrunner" section below.

The value of Negotiation is average at best.  The savings you see with many 
Shadowrunners will probably not cover the price of this skill unless you hire 
3-4 times.  However, for some of the more expensive Shadowrunners, you can save 
quite a bit.  If you hire Shadowrunners frequently, it can't hurt to learn this 
skill.  It's never necessary to raise it beyond level 5, as the discount at 
level 6 is always the same.


(Armed Combat)
--------------
This is a Shadowrunner only skill, meaning that Jake can neither learn it, nor 
will it have any effect if he is taught it through cheating.  This skill is 
supposed to represent the accuracy of non-gun weapons.  However, it is just for 
show.  This skill does nothing, regardless of its levels.


(Unarmed Combat)
----------------
This is a Shadowrunner only skill, meaning that Jake can neither learn it, nor 
will it have any effect if he is taught it through cheating.  This skill is 
supposed to represent the accuracy of melee attacks, like the slashing attack 
you observe on the Gang Members.  Note that only Anders has this skill.  
However, it is still just for show.  This skill does nothing, regardless of its 
levels.



===============================================================================
3.  W E A P O N S   &   A R M O R                                          SR1C
===============================================================================


==============
DAMAGE FORMULA
==============
The amount of damage inflicted on a target is a function of both attack power 
and defense.  The game performs two calculations each time a physical attack is 
made: 

1.) A calculation to see if the attack results in a "hit" or "miss," then; 
2.) If the attack is a "hit," the game determines the damage the hit inflicts, 
    represented by the small numbers that appear over the target.  

If either the attack misses or the damage is zero, nothing will appear over the 
target, meaning it's impossible to distinguish between these two occurrences.

Once it is determined that an attack will hit, the following damage calculation 
is performed.  The damage equation uses the attacker's attack power, the 
target's defense, and a random variable ("Random"). "Random" is a random 
integer that the game draws, under the following constraints:

  Random: 0 < Random <= Attack Power

This means that the random number can be any integer between 1 and the weapon's 
attack power.  So, if you're using the Beretta Pistol, which has an Attack 
Power of 3, Random can be 1, 2, or 3.  The range increases as the attack power 
increases.  The game uses this variable to calculate the damage that the target 
receives, using the following equation:

  Damage = Random - Defense

The damage you can inflict on a target is simply the random number drawn less 
the target's defense.  In keeping with the last example, let's say we're using 
the Beretta Pistol to attack a target with a defense of 1.  Since the random 
variable will be 1, 2, or 3, the damage totals can be either 0, 1, or 2. You 
would notice all of these damage totals occurring with equal probability when 
attacking an enemy.  Once an enemy's defense gets to be 3 or higher, you cannot 
damage it using the Beretta Pistol.

There are a few interesting things about this damage equation.  The first is 
that the minimum damage value never changes.  You can see a damage of 1 using 
any weapon in the game, and there is nothing that can raise this minimum.  The 
second point is that it becomes quite easy to figure out the average damage 
using any weapon on any target.  This is always equal to the following:
  
  Average Damage = 1/2 * (Attack Power + 1) - Defense

There are a few important points that come from this: 

1.) There are some enemies in the game that cannot be damaged at all by certain 
    weapons.  When you notice your damage dropping or your shots missing very 
    often, it's time to upgrade your gun.  The first time you will be required 
    to do this is when facing the Rust Stilettos, as you can't kill several of 
    the members with your starting weaponry.

2.) Since an attack that actually hits is just as likely to do 1 damage as it  
    is to do max damage, it's important to make every shot count.  You can 
    increase your damage potential considerably by raising the Firearms stat 
    and by purchasing the Boosted Reflexes.

3.) The damage equation works the same way when enemies attack you.  This 
    should point out the benefit of upgrading your defense whenever you can.  
    With the Full Body Suit and Dermal Plating, the vast majority of enemies in 
    the game will be unable to damage you at all.


============
WEAPON TERMS
============

Weapon Name:  This is the full name of the weapon as it appears in the 
              instruction manual.  The game often uses shortened versions
              of these names.

Required      This is the minimum amount of Strength that Jake needs to 
Strength:     use the weapon.  Strength requirements less than 3 are   
              meaningless to Jake, as his strength will never be lower than 3.  
              These totals are useful when you consider upgrading the 
              Shadowrunners' weaponry.

Attack Power: This is the value used to determine the damage done by the 
              equipped weapon.  It is not visible during the game.  The numbers 
              themselves are used in the damage calculation shown just before 
              this section.  Obviously, the higher the attack power number, the 
              greater the damage.

Accuracy      This value, like the Firearms skill, determines how likely your  
Rating:       shots are to hit the target.  The range for accuracy goes from 0 
              (worst) to 6 (best), and each point is equivalent to a point in
              the Firearms skill.  This value is also not visible during the
              game.  

Weapon Type:  There are three types of guns in the game: light, heavy, and 
              automatic.  You can distinguish between the three based on the 
              sound that they make when fired.  Automatic weapons have the 
              unique property of being able to fire by simply holding down the 
              firing button; the other types require that the firing button is 
              constantly tapped.  Unless you are using a turbo controller, 
              automatic weapons will generally be able to fire more quickly  
              than either light or heavy ones.

Price:        This is the listed price of each weapon at the weapon shop.  The 
              location(s) of each weapon is given in the description section 
              after the table.  If the weapon is available in more than one 
              place, both prices are indicated.  The notations for the weapon 
              shops are: OT (Old Town Weapon Shop) and DB (Dark Blade Weapon 
              Shop).  If a price appears in brackets [], that is the sell 
              price, meaning the weapon cannot be purchased.

(Physical     You might notice that the physical appearance of Jake's gun 
 Weapon):     changes depending on which weapon he has equipped.  The game  
              determines the physical weapon based on the weapon's attack 
              power, and there are two types: a small pistol and large gun.  
              Any weapons with an attack power of 0 to 6 will be displayed as a 
              small pistol (Zip Gun, Beretta, Colt L36, Fichetti, Warhawk).   
              Any weapons with an attack power of 7 or higher will show up as 
              the large gun (Shotgun, Uzi, Assault Rifle, Assault Cannon).

(Firing       All weapons have the same maximum firing rate.  The specific 
 Rate):       times are listed under the "Boosted Reflexes" part of the 
              "Cyberware" section below.  As noted, automatic weapons have the 
              property of being able to fire at maximum rate through only 
              holding down the firing button.  It is hard to reach the maximum 
              for non-automatic weaponry without a turbo controller, but it is 
              possible.


=============
WEAPONS CHART
=============

o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|          Weapon         | Required | Attack | Accuracy | Weapon |   Price   |
|           Name          | Strength | Power  |  Rating  |  Type  |  (Nuyen)  |
|=========================|==========|========|==========|========|===========|
| Zip Gun                 |    1     |   3    |    0     | Light  |   ----    |
|-------------------------|----------|--------|----------|--------|-----------|
| Beretta 101T Pistol     |    1     |   3    |    1     | Light  |   [200]   |
|-------------------------|----------|--------|----------|--------|-----------|
| Colt American L36 Pistol|    1     |   3    |    1     | Light  |  500 (OT) |
|-------------------------|----------|--------|----------|--------|-----------|
| Fichetti Light Pistol   |    1     |   4    |    1     | Light  | 2,000 (OT)|
|-------------------------|----------|--------|----------|--------|-----------|
| Ares Viper Heavy Pistol |    2     |   4    |    2     | Heavy  | 4,000 (OT)|
|                         |          |        |          |        | 3,000 (DB)|
|-------------------------|----------|--------|----------|--------|-----------|
| Ruger Warhawk Pistol    |    3     |   6    |    2     | Heavy  | 9,000 (OT)|
|-------------------------|----------|--------|----------|--------|-----------|
| Defiance T-250 Shotgun  |    4     |   8    |    2     | Heavy  |15,000 (OT)|
|                         |          |        |          |        |12,000 (DB)|
|-------------------------|----------|--------|----------|--------|-----------|
| Uzi III SMG             |    4     |   8    |    3     | Auto   |30,000 (DB)|
|-------------------------|----------|--------|----------|--------|-----------|
| HK227 Assault Rifle     |    5     |   10   |    2     | Heavy  |24,000 (DB)|
|-------------------------|----------|--------|----------|--------|-----------|
| AS7 Assault Cannon      |    5     |   20   |    6     | Heavy  |40,000 (DB)|
|=========================|==========|========|==========|========|===========|
| Grenade                 |    1     |   13   |   ---    | -----  | See below |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o


Zip Gun
-------
You are given this gun if you are unequipped and don't have a weapon in your 
inventory when being brought to the Caryards by Glutman.  It's a poor 
substitute for the Beretta 101T due to its lower accuracy rating.


Beretta 101T Pistol
-------------------
You can find this pistol by following the Decker who approaches you as soon as 
you leave the morgue.  After hearing a scream, walk forward and the gun will be 
laying on the ground near his body.  This is the best gun that you can get 
until Old Town, and should be good enough to carry you through a few Arena 
fights.  You can prolong its usefulness by raising the Firearms skill, which 
will have a noticeable impact on the frequency with which you hit enemies.


Colt American L36 Pistol
------------------------
This gun can be purchased from the Weapon Shop in Old Town.  Its stats are 
identical to the Beretta, so buying this gun is a waste, unless you are 
upgrading from the Zip Gun and don't have enough nuyen for anything better.


Fichetti Light Pistol
---------------------
The Fichetti can be purchased from the Weapon Shop in Old Town.  It's a slight 
step up from the Beretta, but nothing that will really speed up your killing 
rate.  You're better off saving the 2,000 Nuyen for something more useful.


Ares Viper Heavy Pistol
-----------------------
This gun can be purchased from the Weapon Shops in both Old Town and Dark 
Blade.  The damage is still not much of a step up from the Beretta, but you 
will notice your shots hitting more often.  Still, there probably isn't a time 
when this gun is ever worth buying.


Ruger Warhawk Pistol
--------------------
The Ruger Warhawk can be purchased from the Weapon Shop in Old Town.  The 
Warhawk is probably the first gun with which you will notice a significant 
improvement over the Beretta.  It is twice as powerful as your starting 
weaponry and has a good hit rate.  It's also fairly cost effective, and will be 
a good substitute if you're really in need of an upgrade but can't afford the 
Shotgun.


Defiance T-250 Shotgun
----------------------
The Shotgun can be purchased from the Weapon Shops in both Old Town and Dark 
Blade.  This gun is a noticeable step up from anything else available in Old 
Town and will greatly increase your killing rate.  You could probably get by 
most of the game without having to upgrade from the Shotgun again.  It's more 
affordable if you wait to buy it at Dark Blade, but, by that time, you've 
missed out on most of the opportunities where its power would come in useful.  
You should try to save up enough so that this gun is your first upgrade.


Uzi III SMG
-----------
The Uzi III can be purchased from the Weapon Shop at Dark Blade Mansion.  There 
is a good deal of debate about the usefulness of this gun.  Its damage level is 
the same as the Shotgun and its accuracy is higher, but the main advantage it 
has is the automatic trigger.  While all guns have the same maximum firing 
rate, unless you are using a turbo controller, it's probably not possible to 
fire the other weapons at the same speed as the Uzi.  In this case, it is 
capable of dealing out damage at a much faster rate than any weapon before it.  
However, this a very hard sell at 30,000 Nuyen.  Your money would be much 
better spent on the Boosted Reflexes with the Shotgun.  The accuracy difference 
can be made up with a single point in Firearms.


HK227 Assault Rifle
-------------------
The Assault Rifle can be purchased from the Weapon Shop at Dark Blade Mansion, 
but it is only available after you have defeated the Jester Spirit.  The 
Assault Rifle isn't a bad deal at 24,000 Nuyen, as it is a step up in damage 
from anything available before it.  By the time it's available, you'll likely 
be facing foes with decent armor ratings, so the added damage should be quite 
noticeable.  You probably could get by without this gun, but, if you have the 
nuyen at the time, it's a good purchase.


AS7 Assault Cannon
------------------
This gun can be purchased from the Weapon Shop at Dark Blade Mansion, but it is 
only available after you have defeated Drake.  The Assault Cannon is, by far, 
the best weapon in the game.  Its damage and accuracy are roughly double even 
the next best guns, and most enemies won't survive more that 1-2 shots from it. 
It's unfortunate that this gun comes as late in the game as it does, but you 
should still save up and purchase it as soon it becomes available.  The damage 
potential is simply unparalleled.


Grenades
--------
These are purchased from several different places: Business Man in Tenth Street 
Area (100 nuyen), the Old Town Weapon Shop (100 nuyen), or the Dark Blade 
Weapon Shop (80 nuyen).  The maximum number of grenades you can hold at a 
single point is 6.  Grenades aren't equipped, as other guns are; they are used 
individually like items.  When you use a grenade, the game pauses while you 
select a target.  You can only throw the grenade at an object that has a name 
label at the bottom.  Grenades also do splash damage to nearby targets, 
including Jake.  Grenades have a 100% accuracy rating, but some enemies are 
immune to them, including most bosses and many of the Arena fighters.

Despite the low cost and decent attack power, Grenades aren't extremely useful. 
They are ineffective on most bosses, and the small carrying limit impedes their 
usage against regular enemies.  Grenades are also useless on enemies that move 
around quickly, as the target will be outside the explosion area by the time 
the grenade arrives.  They are also useless against melee enemies that attack 
Jake from close up, as using a grenade in this situation will damage you as 
well.  About the only point in the game where grenades might have some use 
would be in the Rust Stilettos stage.  Even then, the benefit is only marginal.


===========
ARMOR TERMS
===========

Armor Name:   This is the full name of the armor as it appears in the 
              instruction manual.  The game often uses shortened versions
              of these names.

Required      This is the minimum amount of Strength that Jake needs to 
Strength:     use the armor.  Strength requirements less than 3 are pretty  
              meaningless to Jake, as his strength will never be lower than 3.  
              These totals are useful when you consider upgrading the 
              Shadowrunners' armor.

Defense       This value determines the protection that each piece or armor
Rating:       affords you.  The defense values are used in the damage 
              calculation listed in the top part of this section.  Basically, 
              each point in defense reduces the maximum damage you can receive 
              by one point.  If your defense exceeds the enemy's attack power, 
              you will not suffer any damage.  Note that the required strength 
              levels are always the same as the defense rating of the armor.

Price:        This is the listed price for each armor at the weapon shop.  The 
              location(s) of each armor is given in the description section 
              after the table.  If the armor is available in more than one 
              place, both prices are indicated.  The notations for the weapon 
              shops are: OT (Old Town Weapon Shop) and DB (Dark Blade Weapon 
              Shop).  If a price appears in brackets [], that is the sell 
              price, meaning the armor cannot be purchased.


===========
ARMOR CHART
===========

o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|       Armor Name         |   Required   |   Defense   |       Price         |
|                          |   Strength   |   Rating    |     (in Nuyen)      |
|==========================|==============|=============|=====================|
| Leather Jacket           |      1       |      1      |       [1000]        |
|--------------------------|--------------|-------------|---------------------|
| Mesh Jacket              |      2       |      2      |      5,000 (OT)     |
|--------------------------|--------------|-------------|---------------------|
| Bulletproof Vest         |      3       |      3      |      8,000 (DB)     |
|--------------------------|--------------|-------------|---------------------|
| Fully Concealable Jacket |      4       |      4      |     13,000 (DB)     |
|--------------------------|--------------|-------------|---------------------|
| Partial Body Suit        |      5       |      5      |     20,000 (DB)     |
|--------------------------|--------------|-------------|---------------------|
| Full Body Suit           |      6       |      6      |     30,000 (DB)     |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o


Leather Jacket
--------------
You find this armor by searching the Orc at the beginning of the game, on the 
same screen you find the Beretta Pistol.  Its defensive power isn't impressive, 
but you don't really have any other options at that point.  It does help to 
lessen the damage taken from most enemies in the first stage, however, which 
will prolong your life while your Body attribute is still fairly low.


Mesh Jacket
-----------
You can purchase this at the Old Town Weapon Shop or find it in the Conference 
room at the Dark Blade mansion.  There is no difference at all between the two 
armors, despite the fact that the Weapon Shops refuse to buy the found version. 
By the time it's first available to you, it's a noticeable improvement over the 
Leather Jacket.  It will reduce almost all damage from Peepholes and the basic 
enemies to 1 or 2, with no damage occurring half the time.  The Mesh Jacket 
will be the best armor available for the first 2/3 of the game.


Bulletproof Vest
----------------
This armor is sold at the Dark Blade Weapon Shop, but, despite it having its 
own case and a price, it is never available.  This could be a bug, or it could 
just be that this armor isn't meant to be purchased.


Fully Concealable Jacket
------------------------
This armor is sold at the Dark Blade Weapon Shop, but it isn't available until 
the first time you have reached the roof of Drake Tower.  This is somewhat 
counter-intuitive, as you wouldn't normally clear the Drake building until 
after defeating the Jester Spirit, at which time a better armor is available 
anyway.  So, if you want the extra protection during the trip to the Rat Shaman 
and into Bremerton, you'll need to scale the Drake Tower first, which is no 
small task since you haven't learned Invisibility yet.  That being the case, 
you can probably live without this armor upgrade.


Partial Body Suit
-----------------
This armor is sold at the Dark Blade Weapon Shop, but it isn't available until 
after you have defeated the Jester Spirit.  By that time, it is a much needed 
upgrade.  Combine this with the Dermal Plating that becomes available at the 
same time and Jake will take next to no damage from most enemies in the game.  


Full Body Suit
--------------
This armor is sold at the Dark Blade Weapon Shop, but it isn't available until 
after you have defeated Drake.  It adds an extra point of defense, which will 
help make Jake next to invincible against nearly all the game's enemies.  
Despite that, it isn't too big of a step up from the Partial Body Suit.  Still, 
at that point in the game, you should probably purchase it if you have the 
nuyen, buy only after you have upgraded your weaponry.



===============================================================================
4.  C Y B E R W A R E                                                      SR1D
===============================================================================

The following section lists the available cyberware in the game.  Cyberware is 
equipment and/or programming that helps augment Jake's natural abilities.  All 
cyberware is either purchased from Dr. Maplethorpe or given to you at the start 
of the game.  Any triggers that are required for certain pieces to be available 
or function are also listed.


HEAD COMPUTER
=============
Price: None
Availability: Start with it

The Head Computer allows Jake to download and process information from the 
Matrix.  At the start of the game, Jake's Head Computer is protected with a 
Cortex Bomb, which prohibits the transfer of information either into or out of 
the Matrix.  Jake will need to have the Cortex Bomb disarmed by a Street Doc 
before he can log into computers.  Aside from this point, the Head Computer 
does not play a direct role. 


DATAJACK
========
Price: None
Availability: Start with it

The Datajack is the physical connector in Jake's head that allows him to enter 
the Matrix.  Until Jake has the Cortex Bomb disarmed from his Head Computer, he 
cannot use the Datajack to log into computers.  Once the bomb is removed, Jake 
need only select his cyberdeck and connect this to a computer terminal to 
access the Matrix; the cyberdeck is automatically linked into Jake's Datajack.  
Aside from this indirect role, the Datajack has no purpose in the game.


SKILL SOFTWARE
==============
Price: 3,000 Nuyen
Availability: The first time you visit Dr. Maplethorpe

The Skill Software teaches Jake the Leadership ability, which extends the 
amount of time a hired Shadowrunner will remain in your party.  The exact 
specifics of the Leadership ability are described in the "Attributes and 
Skills" section above.

The price of Skill Software is fairly steep, so it doesn't make much sense to 
invest in it unless you really plan on using Shadowrunners fairly often.  If 
you do hire frequently, however, this item will greatly extend the life of each 
runner and pay for itself after a few hires, once the Leadership skill is 
boosted.  


BOOSTED REFLEXES
================
Price: 15,000 Nuyen
Availability: The first time you visit Dr. Maplethorpe

Boosted Reflexes (which are displayed as Wired Reflexes on your cyberware 
screen) increase Jake's firing rate.  Note that the maximum firing rate of all 
guns is the same both before and after purchasing this item.  The exact firing 
rates are as follows:

      Cyberware Status:          Weapon Firing Rate
   =========================     ================== 
   Without Boosted Reflexes:     1.8 shots / second   
   With Boosted Reflexes:        2.6 shots / second

Note that Boosted Reflexes only affect firing rate, and not damage or accuracy. 
Also, note that the above times are maximums.  They are possible using either 
an automatic weapon (Uzi III) or a turbo controller, but may be slower if you 
are firing manually.

The Boosted Reflexes are one of the best deals in the game, and should be 
purchased as soon as possible.  The ability to deal damage nearly 45% quicker 
is one of the greatest ways to improve your offense, and will be noticeable 
with any gun you use.


DERMAL PLATING
==============
Price: 6,000 Nuyen
Availability: After defeating the Jester Spirit

The Dermal Plating (which is displayed as Dermal Armor on your cyberware 
screen) provides Jake with added defense over whatever protection his current 
armor gives him.  Specifically, the Dermal Plating adds 2 points to Jake's 
Defense.  So, for example, if Jake is equipped with the Mesh Jacket, his 
defense will jump from 2 to 4 once the Dermal Plating is purchased.

The Dermal Plating is another worthwhile purchase.  Two points of added defense 
for just 6,000 nuyen is a clear bargain.  With this piece of cyberware 
equipped, Jake will likely take zero damage from most of the street enemies in 
the game.  It also helps give you much needed protection when scaling the Drake 
Tower and fighting through the Volcano.



===============================================================================
5.  M A G I C                                                              SR1E
===============================================================================

The following section lists all the spells in the game, their effects, and any 
special properties that they possess.  The required items mentioned are the 
ones that you will need to take to the Dog Spirit in order to learn the given 
spell.  You cannot learn any spells until you have learned the Heal spell 
first, regardless of whether or not you have the needed items.  

For spells which do damage, the damage calculation performed is the same as the 
one weapons described in the previous.  Offensive magic has a 100% accuracy 
rating but is still reduced by armor.  For spells that have time durations, all 
times mentioned are accurate to within 0.2 seconds.  The game doesn't actually 
use real time in determining spell lengths - it uses frames.  Therefore, all 
the time durations are approximations.


HEAL
====
Required Items: Dog Collar, Magic Fetish, Leaves

This is the first spell you get in the game, regardless of whether you have the 
items for any subsequent spells.  Learning Heal also gives you the Magic 
attribute.  The effects of the Heal spell are straight-forward: it restores the 
HP of you or your allies when used.  It heals for a fixed amount each time, and 
the healing power goes up with each spell level.  The chart below shows the 
healing effects and MP usage at every level:

        o------------------------------o
        |  Spell  |   MP    |    HP    |
        |  Level  |  Usage  | Restored |
        |=========|=========|==========|
        |    1    |    5    |    15    |
        |    2    |    6    |    30    |
        |    3    |    7    |    45    |
        |    4    |    8    |    60    |
        |    5    |    9    |    75    |
        |    6    |   10    |    90    |
        |==============================|
        |HP Restored = 15 * Spell Level|
        |MP Usage = 4 + Spell Level    |
        o------------------------------o
 
Heal is one of the most valuable spells in the game.  Its usefulness scales 
very quickly, so you should try to pump up the spell level as soon as possible. 
Keep in mind when using this spell that it takes a short time to cast and 
restore your HP, at which point Jake can still take damage from enemies.  To 
prevent the possibility of being stun-locked and killed before this spell heals 
you, try to cast this spell before your HP fall below 20% of their maximum.


POWERBALL
=========
Required Items: Paperweight, Ghoul Bone

The Powerball spell fires a magical orb that targets a single enemy.  The 
Powerball hits its target every time, with the potential to also damage any 
targets within the explosion area.  The damage calculation for the Powerball is 
exactly the same as the calculation for physical damage in the previous 
section, meaning the target's defense will reduce the damage.  If Jake is close 
enough to the target, he can also suffer damage.  

The Powerball does a different amount of damage when used either up-close of 
from afar.  Up-close is defined as near enough that the explosion also hits 
Jake, with everything else being from afar.  The stats for Powerball go as 
follows:
  
        o---------------------------------------o
        | Spell |   MP    |  "Far"   |  "Near"  |
        | Level |  Usage  |  Damage  |  Damage  |
        |=======|=========|==========|==========|
        |   1   |    5    |    6     |    12    |
        |   2   |    6    |    12    |    12    |
        |   3   |    7    |    18    |    12    |
        |   4   |    8    |    24    |    12    |
        |   5   |    9    |    30    |    12    |
        |   6   |   10    |    36    |    12    |
        |=======================================|
        |Far Damage = 6 * Spell Level           |
        |Near Damage = 12                       |
        |MP Usage = 4 + Spell Level             |
        o---------------------------------------o

Whether it's due to a bug or not, the near damage is the same at all levels, 
and actually exceeds the far damage at level 1.

The Powerball spell has the potential to do significant damage at higher 
levels.  Its attack power far exceeds even the Assault Cannon, and it is 
possible to inflict heavy damage on highly armored bosses, like Drake.  
Unfortunately, Powerball has a few serious drawbacks that make it nearly 
useless in the game.  The spell is prone to the same random effects as physical 
damage, meaning a level 6 Powerball is just as likely to hit for 1 damage as it 
is to hit for 36 damage.  The damage at lower levels is less than several guns, 
meaning the spell is quite useless then.  Even at higher levels, the spell 
takes away too many MP and fires too slowly to be used against normal enemies.  
On bosses, spells like Invisibility and Freeze are much more efficient.  
Overall, Powerball is probably the least useful spell in the game.


INVISIBILITY
============
Required Items: Potion Bottles (filled with Clean and Dirty Water)

The Invisibility spell prevents enemies from either seeing or attacking you.  
Jake can still suffer damage while invisible, but it is rare since nothing will 
actively target him.  If you have any Shadowrunners, you will need to 
separately cast this spell on each one.  Increasing the spell level of 
Invisibility raises the time duration that the spell lasts.  The chart below 
shows the times and MP consumption at each spell level:

        o----------------------------------o
        |  Spell  |   MP    |     Time     |
        |  Level  |  Usage  |   Duration   |
        |==================================|
        |    1    |    5    |   5 seconds  |
        |    2    |    6    |  10 seconds  |
        |    3    |    7    |  15 seconds  |
        |    4    |    8    |  20 seconds  |
        |    5    |    9    |  25 seconds  |
        |    6    |    10   |  30 seconds  |
        |==================================|
        |Time Duration = 5 * Spell Level   |
        |MP Usage = 4 + Spell Level        |
        o----------------------------------o

Invisibility is one of the most valuable spells in the game, and its usefulness 
goes up noticeably with each added spell level.  Its ideal use is in areas 
where Jake is being rapidly attacked by several targets, like the floors in 
both the Drake and Aneki buildings.  It's also a great spell to cast when you 
are being constantly stun-locked by the enemies, as can happen when facing the 
Sentry Guns and Troll Deckers.  There is a limit to the usefulness of this 
spell, however.  Some enemies will still be able to see and/or indirectly 
damage Jake, with the main example being the Drake fight.  Regardless, 
Invisibility is still one of the most indispensable spells in the game.


FREEZE
======
Required Items: Black Bottle (filled with Octopus Ink), Mermaid Scales

The Freeze spell encases a block of ice around a single target, completely 
halting that target's actions.  While frozen, the target is still susceptible 
to physical and magical damage.  Increasing the spell level of Freeze extends 
the time duration that the target stays frozen.  You will notice that the ice 
block begins to flash exactly 2 seconds before it wears off, signally the end 
of the spell's effects.  You can have no more than 4 frozen targets on the 
screen at one time.  The stats for Freeze go as follows:

        o----------------------------------o
        |  Spell  |   MP    |     Time     |
        |  Level  |  Usage  |   Duration   |
        |==================================|
        |    1    |    5    |   5 seconds  |
        |    2    |    6    |  10 seconds  |
        |    3    |    7    |  15 seconds  |
        |    4    |    8    |  20 seconds  |
        |    5    |    9    |  25 seconds  |
        |    6    |    10   |  30 seconds  |
        |==================================|
        |Time Duration = 5 * Spell Level   |
        |MP Usage = 4 + Spell Level        |
        o----------------------------------o

Freeze is a great spell in limited roles, but not effective enough to be used 
routinely.  It's probably the single best spell to cast on Drake, and has uses 
on tough, single enemies that you encounter (like the Troll Deckers or the 
later Arena fights).  However, the ability to freeze a single target is not all 
that useful in most parts.  Freeze doesn't do all that much when confronted 
with a large group of enemies, which happens quite commonly.  This spell is 
worth getting and raising to level 6, but there are definitely better choices 
for most situations in the game.


SUMMON SPIRIT
=============
Required Items: Dog Tags, Dog Collar

When cast, Summon Spirit will unleash a small dog spirit to quickly strike all 
enemies.  The damage each hit does is analogous to Powerball, and it is 
calculated using the same damage formula that is described in the "Weapons & 
Armor" section above.  Summon Spirit attacks will never miss, and the caster 
does not need to select a specific target to use the spell.  The chart below 
lists the damage and MP consumption for this spell:

        o---------------------------------o
        | Spell |   MP    |    Damage     |
        | Level |  Usage  | (all enemies) |
        |=======|=========|===============|
        |   1   |   10    |      6        |
        |   2   |   12    |      12       |
        |   3   |   14    |      18       |
        |   4   |   16    |      24       |
        |   5   |   18    |      30       |
        |   6   |   20    |      36       |
        |=================================|
        |Damage = 6 * Spell Level         |
        |MP Usage = 2 * (4 + Spell Level) |
        o---------------------------------o

Along with Powerball, this is one of the two offensive spells in the game.  
Summon Spirit has a few advantages, namely that it can hit multiple enemies and 
doesn't need to be targeted, but it also suffers from several drawbacks.  Most 
annoyingly, this spell has a noticeable casting delay once you've elected to 
attack.  This more than cancels out any time that's saved by not having to 
target an enemy.  Additionally, the MP consumption of this spell is so 
outrageously high that it deters using it at any level.  Summon Spirit can be 
useful in Drake Tower or other areas with high density of enemies, but other 
spells like Invisibility are much better choices.


ARMOR
=====
Required Items: Mermaid Scales, Serpent Scales

The Armor spell places a rotating shield around your character when cast, which 
adds 30 points to your defense for a short time.  You can have up to 4 rotating 
shields at any one point, for a total of +120 defense.  Since nothing in the 
game has an attack power of more than 30, casting the armor spell once is 
"effective" invincibility.  There isn't any added benefit from having more than 
one shield active at a time, as the protection is redundant.  Raising Armor's 
spell level increases the duration of time that the invincibility will last.  
The stats for Armor are listed below:

        o----------------------------------o
        |  Spell  |   MP    |     Time     |
        |  Level  |  Usage  |   Duration   |
        |==================================|
        |    1    |    5    |   5 seconds  |
        |    2    |    6    |  10 seconds  |
        |    3    |    7    |  15 seconds  |
        |    4    |    8    |  20 seconds  |
        |    5    |    9    |  25 seconds  |
        |    6    |    10   |  30 seconds  |
        |==================================|
        |Time Duration = 5 * Spell Level   |
        |MP Usage = 4 + Spell Level        |
        o----------------------------------o

On the surface, Armor seems like it should a great spell.  Granted, the ability 
to eliminate all damage is very good, but this spell has no major advantages 
over Invisibility.  Additionally, when using this spell in an area with many 
enemies, you will still be stun-locked by attacks, meaning it's very difficult 
to return fire, move around, or perform any other actions.  Again, Invisibility 
avoids this problem.  You also get the Armor spell much too late in the game 
for it to be of any real use in most situations.  This spell isn't a bad one, 
but its job is performed better by Invisibility.



===============================================================================
6.  I T E M S                                                              SR1F
===============================================================================

The following section contains a full list of all the items in the game, the 
location in which the item is found, a description of the item's usage, and 
anything else noteworthy about the specific item.  Note that the locations 
mentioned come from the Locations Chart at the beginning of the Appendix.


Black Bottle       Purchased at the Old Town Talismans Shop for 6,000 nuyen.
                   The Black Bottle is used to hold the pool of ink, which is
                   left after you defeat the Octopus in the Octopus Warehouse
                   at the docks.  The Black Bottle filled with ink is one of
                   the required items for learning the Freeze spell.

Broken Bottle      Found in the safe of Basement 1 in Bremerton, which is
                   opened using the Safe Key.  The Broken Bottle is a shattered
                   bottle of toxic dissolver.  It is a junk item and does
                   nothing.  Note that this item will show up as "Green Bottle"
                   before you pick it up.

Bronze Key         Found in bookshelf against the top wall of the Dark Blade
                   Conference Room.  This key unlocks the Bronze Gate leading
                   into the Dark Blade catacombs.  The Bronze Key disappears
                   from your inventory the first time you go to the Drake
                   Volcano.

Credstick          Found in the filing cabinets of the Morgue once the
                   Mortician has unlocked them.  The Credstick lets you use
                   Video Phones.  Just select this item and choose to use it on
                   a Video Phone once the hand icon appears.  Using the
                   Credstick does not consume any nuyen, unlike the name
                   suggests.

Crowbar            Dropped by one of the Ferocious Orcs that enters through the
                   doorway in the front room of the Rust Stilettos hang out.
                   The Crowbar's sole use is to open the rusted door on the top
                   level of Outer Ship 1 in Bremerton.  The correct door is the
                   one farthest to the left side of the upper level.  The
                   Crowbar does not open any other (rusted) doors besides that
                   one.  The Crowbar disappears from your inventory the first
                   time you go to the Drake Volcano.

Cyberdeck          Found at the computer console in Glutman's office in Tenth
                   Street.  Cyberdecks are the keyboard-like tools used to jack
                   into the Matrix.  To enter a computer, select the Cyberdeck,
                   then point to a computer using the hand icon.  Note that not
                   all computers are accessible; the ones that Jake can enter
                   have a "Computer" label box appear when you hover the hand
                   icon over them.  Even then, the computer console needs to be
                   a valid type for Jake to be able to access it.  Until Jake
                   has the Cortex Bomb in his head removed, he will get an
                   error message when trying to log into the Matrix.

                   If you hire a Decker Shadowrunner, put the hand icon over
                   him and choose to Examine.  Now, go to his item menu
                   and select the cyberdeck.  When the hand appears, point to
                   the computer the same way you would when using Jake's.  You
                   will have control over the Decker once inside the Matrix,
                   and the HP and Computer values used will belong to the
                   Shadowrunner. 

Detonator          Found in the safe of Basement 1 in Bremerton, which is
                   opened using the Safe Key.  The Detonator is one of the two
                   components needed to construct the Time Bomb.  Once you have
                   both the Detonator and Explosives in your inventory, the two
                   items will automatically turn into the Time Bomb.

DF_AN-ANTI-AI      Obtained from hacking into the computer on Floor 2R of the
                   Aneki Building.  The file describes the preparations made by
                   Aneki to secure the Anti-AI program.  The file reads: "The
                   security on the sixth floor has been upgraded.  The AI is
                   now heavily guarded.  Armitage will meet his end attempting
                   such foolishness.  The Matrix is ours to control! Aneki."

DF_AN-PAYMENT      Obtained from hacking into the computer on Floor 2R of the
                   Aneki Building.  This file describes the payment
                   arrangements between Drake and Aneki for securing the Matrix
                   AI program.  The file reads: "Withhold payment of 10,000,000
                   nuyen to Drake's Account until we can be assured of the AI's
                   safety.  They have served little protection when there is so
                   much at stake!  Aneki."

DF_BADNEWS         Obtained from hacking into the Computer in Glutman's office.
                   This file describes the plan to deliver the Anti-AI program
                   within Jake's head computer and the suspicion that he did
                   not survive Drake's hit men.  The file reads: "No sight of
                   your courier.  Word on the street is that he got to Matrix
                   Systems just before they were permanently shut down.  Drake
                   then sent a hit squad after him.  Glutman."

DF_DR 1-4          Obtained from hacking into the computer on the far right
                   side of the Drake Tower, 2nd floor.  This is a file
                   fragment.  Once you have all four DF_DR fragment files, they
                   turn into the DF_DR-MATRIX and DF_DR-VOLCANO files.

DF_DR 2-4          Obtained from hacking into the computer of the left side of
                   the floor or Drake Tower, 3rd floor.  This is a file
                   fragment.  Once you have all four DF_DR fragment files, they
                   turn into the DF_DR-MATRIX and DF_DR-VOLCANO files.

DF_DR 3-4          Obtained from hacking into the computer in the cubicle in
                   the center left side of the office of Drake Tower, 4th
                   floor.  This is a file fragment.  Once you have all four
                   DF_DR fragment files, they turn into the DF_DR-MATRIX and
                   DF_DR-VOLCANO files.

DF_DR 4-4          Obtained from hacking into the computer on the far right
                   side of Drake Tower, 5th floor.  This is a file fragment.
                   Once you have all four DF_DR fragment files, they turn into
                   the DF_DR-MATRIX and DF_DR-VOLCANO files.

DF_DB-JESTER       Obtained by hacking into the computer on the left side of
                   the Dark Blade Office.  This file describes Vladimir's
                   secret plans to use the Jester Spirit and his recourse in
                   case Jester Spirit resists.  The file reads: "After meeting
                   with Jester, he agreed to aid us in our plans.  He is
                   unaware that if he resists, I know his true name to not be
                   Nirwanda and therefore can bind him to my will.  Vladimir."

DF_DR-MATRIX       Appears in your inventory once you have all four DF_DR
                   files.  This is a memo sent by Aneki with confirmation of
                   the Anti-AI program and orders to destroy the courier.  The
                   file reads: "Matrix Systems have created a program which
                   could threaten our AI computer.  There is also a courier who
                   could still have the program intact in his head computer.  
                   Destroy them both!  Aneki."

DF_DR-VOLCANO      Appears in your inventory once you have all four DF_DR
                   files.  This file discusses Drake's annoyance with his hit
                   men and gives the phone number for reaching him at the
                   Volcano.  The file reads: "If I am forced to leave the
                   hideout in order to deal with your incompetence, you will
                   all suffer greatly!  Report directly to me.  Volcano-
                   233-435.  Drake."

DF_DS-AI END       Obtained from hacking into the computer near the bottom of
                   the Center room on Sublevel 3 of the Drake Volcano.  This is
                   a memo sent to Drake detailing the completion of the AI
                   computer and Aneki's frustration with Drake's inability to
                   kill Jake.  The file reads: "AI computer is nearing
                   completion.  Soon we will control the Matrix.  Your failure
                   to remove Armitage suggests you are not worthy to command it
                   with us!  Aneki."

DF_DS-AKIMI        Obtained from hacking into the computer near the top door of
                   the Center room on Sublevel 3 of the Drake Volcano.  This
                   file discusses the danger of Jake teaming up with the Mage,
                   Akimi, and also lists Akimi's phone number.  The file reads:
                   "The mage Akimi could pose a threat to the security of the
                   AI.  Armitage must not contact her at any lengths.  We know
                   only of her net address 748-347.  She must be dealt with! 
                   Drake."

DF_DS-FAILURE      Obtained from hacking into the computer in the bottom room
                   of Sublevel 1 in the Drake Volcano.  This file talks about
                   the Rust Stilettos failure to kill Jake, along with the need
                   for further measures.  The file reads: "The Rust Stilettos
                   have failed to fulfill their instructions to destroy Jake 
                   Armitage.  Other arrangements must be made.  Drake Towers."

DF_DS-PUSHKIN      Obtained from hacking into the computer in the bottom room
                   of Sublevel 2 of the Drake Volcano.  This memo describes the
                   capture of Pushkin by Drake, and the hopes that he has
                   information about the Anti-AI program.  The file reads
                   "Professor Pushkin was delivered alive this morning.  He
                   does not possess the ANTI-AI!  He is to be detained until we
                   are sure he knows nothing.  Drake"

DF_DS-TARGET       Obtained from hacking into the computer near the middle-
                   right of the Center room on Sublevel 3 of the Drake Volcano.
                   This is a memo detailing the heightened importance of
                   killing Jake Armitage.  The file reads: "The following
                   target is moved to PRIORITY ONE termination : Jake Armitage.
                   One attempt has already failed!  Do not fail me again!
                   Drake."

DF_MT-AI           Obtained from hacking into the computer found in the Vacant
                   Office on the Docks 2 screen.  This file was created by
                   Matrix Systems and it details the completion of the Anti-AI
                   program, as well as the course of action for protecting it.
                   The file reads: "Anti-AI program finally complete.  Courier
                   is to deliver it to Pushkin.  Cortex bomb will be implanted
                   to protect the data.  All other copies destroyed.  Pushkin."

Dog Collar         Dropped by the Dog encaged in the fence around the Fountain
                   in the Town Square of Tenth Street.  Once the gate is
                   opened, the Dog will run out, bark, and drop the Dog Collar.
                   The Dog Collar is required in order to learn the Heal and
                   Summon Spirit spells.  It has no direct use aside from that.

Dog Tags           Dropped when you kill the Doggie on the upper deck of Outer
                   Ship 1 at Bremerton.  This item is required in order to
                   learn the Summon Spirit spell.  It has no direct use aside
                   from that.

Door Key           Found by examining the injured man in the first office of
                   the "Seems Familiar" building.  Once examined, the key will
                   appear on top of the man and can be picked up.  This is the
                   key to Jake's apartment.  It opens the third door on the
                   right side of the hallway in his building.  Once used,
                   Jake's apartment door remains unlocked for the duration of
                   the game.

Explosives         Once the ice has been dumped into the water around the
                   Docks, a Massive Orc will appear on the Boat Harbor screen.
                   Kill him and he will drop the Explosives.  The Explosives
                   are one of the two components need to construct the Time
                   Bomb.  Once you have both the Detonator and Explosives in
                   your inventory, the two items will automatically turn into
                   the Time Bomb.

Ghoul Bone         Dropped randomly by a Scary Ghoul after healing the Injured
                   Shaman in the Tenth Street Crypts.  The Ghoul Bone is
                   required in order to learn the Powerball spell.  It has no
                   direct use aside from that.

Green Bottle       Found in the safe of Basement 2 in Bremerton.  Use the Time
                   Bomb to open that safe.  The Green Bottle contains Toxic
                   Dissolver, and will kill the two Slimy Toxic Waste enemies
                   guarding the door in Inner Ship 12.  Note that it does not
                   kill the other Slimy Toxic Waste found in Inner Ship 9.

Iced Tea           Given to you the first time you "Talk" to the bartender in
                   the Grim Reaper club.  Give this to the tired Club Patron
                   sitting at the table in the Grim Reaper club.  After he has
                   finished the Iced Tea, you can talk to him to learn the
                   following keywords: *Tickets*, *Maria*, *Grinder*, and 
                   *Lone Star*.

Iron Key           Dropped by the Ferocious Orc who attacks you the first time
                   you enter the Daley Station concourse (one on the right).
                   The Iron key is used to open the door leading into the Front
                   Door of the Rust Stilettos hang out.

Jester Spirit      This item is left after you defeat the Jester Spirit and
                   learn the *Volcano* keyword.  The Jester Spirit item summons
                   the Jester Spirit to unleash a potent offensive attack on
                   your enemies.  This item only works on Drake, and reduces
                   his HP a fixed percentage until a specific minimum.  The
                   percentage of HP taken away vary at different levels of
                   Drake's current HP, but, generally, the higher Drake's HP,
                   the more damage this item will do.  

                   For example, using the Jester Spirit when Drake has the
                   maximum 250 HP will reduce that total to 70.  Using the item
                   when Drake has 100 HP will reduce that total to 40.  Using
                   the item when Drake's HP are 30 or less will have no effect
                   on his HP.  The best strategy, therefore, is to use this
                   item as soon as you enter the room.  Using it also pauses
                   Drake's movement, giving you time to get into position
                   without being attacked.

Leaves             Given to you by Kitsune the first time you ask her about
                   *Dog*.  This item is required in order to learn the Heal
                   spell.  It has no direct use aside from that.

Lonestar Badge     Purchased from the Business Man in the Business Man building
                   in Tenth Street for 150 nuyen.  He offers to sell it when
                   asked about *Lone Star*.  This item is a police badge that
                   causes others to believe you are an officer when worn.  It's
                   only use is when speaking to the Morgue guys.  When wearing
                   the Lonestar badge, they will open the filing cabinets when
                   asked about *Grinder*.  Note that you must also have the
                   Shades equipped at this point, otherwise the Morgue guys run
                   away as soon as you are spotted.

Magic Fetish       Given to you by the Injured Shaman once you learn the *Magic
                   Fetish* word from Talking to him.  You must first heal him
                   by using a Slap Patch.  This item is required in order to
                   learn the Heal spell.  In addition, this item can be given
                   to Vladimir when you enter the Dark Blade mansion the first
                   time.  Doing this, however, is not required.  The Magic
                   Fetish has no other use at after that point, so it doesn't
                   matter if you chose to hand it over or not.

Matchbox           Jake has this item in his inventory at the start of the
                   game.  The Matchbox has the "Wastelands Club" logo, as seen
                   when examined.  This is meant to provide a cryptic clue as
                   to Jake's last whereabouts before he ends up in the Morgue.
                   Aside from this small point, the Matchbox has no direct use.

Memo               Found on the desk in the office of the "Seems Familiar" man.
                   The memo reads: "Armitage to perform courier run to Matrix
                   Systems. 70-30 split."  This is supposed to be a clue about
                   Jake's whereabouts before ending up in the Morgue.  This
                   item has no direct use aside from that, and it isn't even
                   necessary to pick it up.

Mermaid Scales     Found on the small dock on the bottom portion of the Docks 2
                   screen, after the Ice has been dumped by the Docks.  The
                   Mermaid Scales are required in order to learn the Freeze and
                   Armor spells.  Aside from that, they have no direct use.

Paperweight        Found in the vacant office in the Glutman building.  It is
                   sitting on the desk in the center of the room.  The
                   Paperweight is required in order to learn the Powerball
                   spell.  It has no direct use aside from that.

Password           Dropped by the Gang Leader of the Rust Stilettos when
                   killed.  The password - "Drake0065" - is needed to access
                   the elevator computer in the lobby of the Drake building.
                   Knowing the password removes the first node as Jake enters
                   the Matrix.  Note that you need to Examine this item in
                   order to actually learn the password.  The password
                   disappears from your inventory when you first go to the
                   Drake Volcano.

Password           Obtained from Professor Pushkin in the Drake Volcano after
                   you ask him about *Head Computer*.  The password - 
                   "Aneki001" - is needed to access the elevator computer in
                   the lobby of the Aneki building.  Knowing the password
                   removes the first node as Jake enters the Matrix.  

Potion Bottles     Purchased at the Old Town Talismans Shop for 3,000 nuyen.
                   The Potion Bottles contains a set of two bottles - one blue
                   and one purple.  This item is used to hold both clean and
                   dirty water.  The clean water is found in the fountain in
                   the Town Square of the Tenth Street stage.  Use the Potion
                   Bottles item, then select the fountain with the hand icon.
                   The dirty water is found after killing the Poison Ooze in
                   Inner Ship 5 at Bremerton.  Use the Potion Bottles on the
                   "Toxic Water" which is left behind.  Once both bottles are
                   filled, Jake can learn the Invisibility spell by visiting
                   the Dog Spirit.

Ripped Note        Found on the desk in Jake's apartment. This paper has
                   Sassie's phone number (Jake's ex-girlfriend).  You can learn
                   the number simply by examining the note while on Jake's
                   desk.  It is not necessary to pick up the Ripped Note.

Safe Key           Dropped by the Ferocious Orc in Basement 1 of Bremerton when
                   killed.  The Safe Key opens the safe in the same room in
                   which it's found - the Safe Room in Basement 1 of
                   Bremerton.

Scalpel            Found on one of the trays in the Morgue.  The scalpel is
                   used to open the sealed crypt doors in the Tenth Street
                   Graveyard.  It will open all four of the crypts.

Serpent Scales     Dropped by the (Gold) Naga when killed, found at the end of
                   the long passage on Sublevel 4 of the Drake Volcano.  This
                   item is required in order to learn the Armor spell.  It has
                   no direct use aside from this. 

Shades             Found on the small end table in Jake's apartment.  Equipping
                   these changes the picture of Jake on the main menu screen.
                   The main purpose of this is so Jake isn't recognized when
                   entering the Morgue.  Without them, the two morticians will
                   always run screaming when Jake approaches.  Once equipped,
                   the Shades cannot be removed.

Slap Patch         One is found in the Morgue.  They are also sold by the small
                   boy in the caryards and by Dr. Maplethorpe when you ask
                   either about *Heal*.  In both cases, the price is 100 nuyen.
                   The Slap Patch restores 10 HP when used.  Jake can hold a
                   maximum of 6.  A Slap Patch is also required to heal the
                   injured Shaman in the Crypts.  

Stake              Purchased at the Old Town Talismans Shop for 2,500 nuyen.
                   The Stake is used to kill the Vampire in the basement of the
                   Dark Blade mansion.  In order to use the Stake, Jake must
                   first blind the Vampire by using the Strobes.  The Vampire's
                   dialogue changes after each time it is stabbed with the
                   Stake and spoken to, until it is killed.

Strobes            Given to you by the bartender (left side) in the Jagged
                   Nails club when asked about *Strobes*.  To get the *Strobes*
                   keyword, ask other bartender about *Vampires*.  The Strobes
                   will blind the Vampire so that you can stab it with the
                   Stake.  Before using the Strobes, the Vampire is invincible.
                   If in your inventory when you go to the Drake Volcano, the
                   Strobes will disappear.

Tickets            Found in one of the filing cabinets of the Morgue once the
                   mortician has unlocked them.  The Tickets are needed to
                   enter The Cage.  Give them to the bouncer at the entrance
                   and he will let you enter.

Time Bomb          Appears in your inventory once you have both the Explosives
                   and the Detonator.  The Time Bomb is used to blow open the
                   safe in Basement 2 of Bremerton.  The Time Bomb will harm
                   Jake if he's standing too close, dealing a maximum damage of
                   20.  The Time Bomb disappears from your inventory after it 
                   is used.

Torn Paper         Falls out of the slab Jake is lying on at the start of the
                   game if he Examines the slab.  The Torn Paper says
                   "Warehouse No. 5" on it, which is supposed to be another
                   clue into Jake's chain of events before the start of the
                   game. 



===============================================================================
7.  S H A D O W R U N N E R S                                              SR1G
===============================================================================

This section lists all the Shadowrunners in the game, with a full listing of 
stats, hiring information, and an individual evaluation for each.  Note that 
there are several skills which apply strictly to hiring Shadowrunners: Charisma 
(number of runners at a single time), Leadership (length of time a runner 
remains), and Negotiation (price paid for a runner).  To see Shadowrunners 
stats at any time, simply select the hand icon and choose to examine the 
Shadowrunner.  Unlike Jake, these stats cannot be upgraded over time, no matter 
how many battles the Shadowrunner fights.  Note that the terms Shadowrunner and 
runner are used interchangeably. 


==================
SHADOWRUNNER TERMS
==================

Description:  This is the name that will appear when you select the 
              Shadowrunner using the hand icon.  Note that this name sometimes 
              changes after the runner is hired.  All names listed are pre-
              hiring.

Type:         There are three main types of Shadowrunners: mercenaries, 
              deckers, and mages.  The designations go as follows.  If a 
              Shadowrunner uses any spells, it is a mage.  If the Shadowrunner 
              possesses a cyberdeck, it is a decker.  If a Shadowrunner isn't a 
              decker or mage, it is a mercenary.  

Attributes:   Each Shadowrunner has the same four basic attributes that Jake 
              does -- Body, Magic, Strength, and Charisma.  Each attribute 
              functions the same way it does as described in the "Attributes & 
              Skills" section, with the exception of Charisma, which does 
              nothing on a Shadowrunner.

Skills:       Each Shadowrunner is capable of using any skill that Jake can, 
              along with two additional ones - Armed Combat and Unarmed 
              Combat.  Only two of the six possible skills - Computer and 
              Firearms -- have any effect in the game.  Leadership, 
              Negotiation, Armed Combat, and Unarmed Combat are all useless.

Equipment:    This is the weapons and armor that the Shadowrunner comes with.  
              Note that while the name of the weapons and armor may match the 
              ones available to you, the characteristics are different.  
              This is why some Shadowrunners have an automatic firing attack 
              with a Shotgun, or a much poorer defense than their armor would 
              imply.  

              Upgrading your Shadowrunners' equipment is one of the most 
              interesting parts of hiring.  Doing so, particularly with the 
              runners' armor, can greatly extend the life and effectiveness of 
              your Shadowrunners.  To do so, select the desired weapon and 
              chose to Give it to the Shadowrunner of choice.  The runner 
              will thank you, and you can equip it by examining the 
              Shadowrunner and going to the weapon or armor screens, the way 
              you would for Jake.  

              You should make sure to consider the strength of each runner in  
              advance when thinking about the hiring decision.  The   
              requirements are the same for each runner as they are for Jake.  
              If a Shadowrunner is killed, it will still retain whatever 
              weapons and armor you gave it when alive.  Note that you can 
              never sell (or select) the Shadowrunners' basic weapons and 
              armor.  If you remove the new equipment you give them, they will 
              automatically re-equip their starting weapons and armor.

Spells:       Any Mage Shadowrunner will come with a set of spells at fixed 
              levels.  Each spell is listed below, along with the spell level.  
              The MP consumption and spell effects are the same as when Jake  
              uses the spells.  To select a spell to use, examine the  
              Shadowrunner and go to the Magic menu.  This will list all 
              available spells.  Now, select a target and the Mage will cast 
              the spell.

Other:        If the Shadowrunner is a decker, it will have a datajack and 
              cyberdeck.  Those two items are listed in this section.

Location:     Each Shadowrunner has a particular place it hangs out before 
              being hired.  It will also return to this place when killed or 
              after leaving, with one exception (noted below).  

Offense/      Attack Power and Defense mean the same for the runners as they do
Defense       for Jake.  Accuracy is a statistic (out of 6) that determines how
              often shots hit.  Firing Rate is measured in shots per second,
              and it is the maximum (and constant) firing speed for each
              runner.  It is interesting to note that each runner has slightly
              different firing speeds, all accurate to within 0.2 seconds.  The
              final stat is weapon type, which is one of the following: Light
              Pistol, Heavy Gun, Automatic, and Magical.  Note that the weapon
              types have nothing to do with the listed weapon or attack power.

Price:        The price of each Shadowrunner varies, and depends both on the 
              particular Shadowrunner and the Negotiation stat.  Each 
              individual Shadowrunner has three prices, and they all are listed 
              below, along with the corresponding level of Negotiation needed.

Duration:     Shadowrunners stay with you for a fixed period of battles.  A 
              battle occurs each time the battle music starts.  Once it has 
              been through its battle limit, the Shadowrunner will leave when 
              you enter the next screen.  The formula for determining how long  
              a runner will remain is determined by Leadership and the specific 
              Shadowrunner.  The exact equation is listed above, under 
              Leadership is the "Attributes and Skills" section.  The base 
              duration is the number of battles with zero Leadership, and max 
              duration is the value with a Leadership of 6.  Any values in 
              between can be figured using the Shadowrunner Multipliers and the 
              formula in the Leadership section.

Evaluation:   Based on all the Shadowrunners' attributes, along with the 
              relative availability of other runners, these are the author's 
              notes and opinions on hiring each runner.



=============
SHADOWRUNNERS
=============
The following is a list of all Shadowrunners, including all the vital hiring 
information, statistics, and evaluations.  The Shadowrunners are more or less 
listed in the order of appearance.


HAMFIST
=======
Description: Orc
Type: Decker

o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|  Attributes |      Skills      |    Equipment    |    Spells    |   Other   |
|=============|==================|=================|==============|===========|
| Body: 3     | Firearms: 1      | T-250 Shotgun   | None         | Cyberdeck |
| Magic: 0    | Armed Combat: 1  | Mesh Jacket     |              | Datajack  |
| Strength: 4 | Computer: 3      |                 |              |           |
| Charisma: 4 |                  |                 |              |           |
|             |                  |                 |              |           |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Hiring Information
------------------
Location: Grim Reaper Club

Attack Power: 5
Accuracy:     2
Defense Rate: 1
Firing Rate:  0.60 shots / second
Weapon Type:  Heavy Gun

Price (Negotiation 0-2): 500 Nuyen
Price (Negotiation 3-4): 400 Nuyen 
Price (Negotiation 5-6): 300 Nuyen

SR Multiplier: 2 
Base Duration: 20 Battles
Max. Duration: 32 Battles


Evaluation
----------
For the price, Hamfist is a very good Shadowrunner.  He has the firepower and 
defense of a mercenary, with the added bonus of being a decker.  The main 
problem with Hamfist is that there is never really a time where it makes sense 
to hire him other than for a couple of niche tasks.  During the first stage, 
the enemies are not difficult enough to warrant hiring a runner, not to mention 
that 500 nuyen is rather steep at that point.  After the first stage, there are 
better Shadowrunners available than Hamfist at reasonable prices.

If you do choose to hire Hamfist, a good place to use him is in the Cemetery 
near the Cage.  As you walk around, Hamfist will automatically kill most of the 
Ghouls that emerge.  You can basically sit back and let the karma come your 
way, at least until his tenure is up.  You might need to get involved if more 
than one Ghoul emerges, but it's hands off for the most part.

Another advantage to hiring Hamfist would be that he can break into the 
Computer in Glutman's office before you leave Tenth Street, earning you a quick 
1,000 nuyen early on.  This can be a nice addition at that stage in the game, 
even given that it only nets out to 500 nuyen when you consider Hamfist's 
hiring cost.


JANGADANCE
==========
Description: Jamaican
Type: Mage  

o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|  Attributes |      Skills      |    Equipment    |    Spells    |   Other   |
|=============|==================|=================|==============|===========|
| Body: 3     | Firearms: 1      | Fichetti Pistol | Powerball: 2 | None      |
| Magic: 4    | Armed Combat: 1  | Mesh Jacket     | Heal: 2      |           |
| Strength: 3 | Leadership: 1    |                 | Armor: 1     |           |
| Charisma: 3 | Negotiation: 2   |                 |              |           |
|             |                  |                 |              |           |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Hiring Information
------------------
Location: Grim Reaper Club

Attack Power: 4
Accuracy:     1
Defense Rate: 2
Firing Rate:  0.67 shots / second
Weapon Type:  Heavy Gun   

Price (Negotiation 0-2): 1500 Nuyen
Price (Negotiation 3-4): 1200 Nuyen 
Price (Negotiation 5-6): 800  Nuyen

SR Multiplier: 3 
Base Duration: 30 Battles
Max. Duration: 48 Battles


Evaluation
----------
Jangadance will be on the phone in the Grim Reaper bar until you learn the 
*Ghouls* keyword from the punk in the Cage.  At pretty much any stage in the 
game, Jangadance is useless.  He is overpriced, underpowered, and has a limited 
selection of magic.  The best time to hire him would probably be for the Rust 
Stilettos stage, where his Heal and Armor spells would come in useful.  Still, 
you will likely spend most of his already limited MP casting Heal spell on 
Jangadance himself, as his defense is average and Body stat is very poor.  
About the only positive is that Jangadance will stay with you for a decent 
amount of time, but the likely scenario is that he will be killed (or you will 
want him killed) long before that.


ORIFICE
=======
Description: Large Orc
Type: Mercenary

o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|  Attributes |      Skills      |    Equipment    |    Spells    |   Other   |
|=============|==================|=================|==============|===========|
| Body: 4     | Firearms: 4      | T-250 Shotgun   | None         | None      |
| Magic: 0    | Armed Combat: 3  | Mesh Jacket     |              |           |
| Strength: 4 |                  |                 |              |           |
| Charisma: 1 |                  |                 |              |           |
|             |                  |                 |              |           |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Hiring Information
------------------
Location: Sputnik Club

Attack Power: 6
Accuracy:     3
Defense Rate: 1
Firing Rate:  0.53 shots / second
Weapon Type:  Automatic

Price (Negotiation 0-2): 500 Nuyen
Price (Negotiation 3-4): 400 Nuyen 
Price (Negotiation 5-6): 300 Nuyen

SR Multiplier: 1 
Base Duration: 10 Battles
Max. Duration: 16 Battles


Evaluation
----------
Orifice is basically a stronger version of Hamfist, minus the decker skills but 
with a slightly better attack.  For the price, Orifice is a pretty good deal.  
His biggest drawback, by far, is the short amount of time he remains with you.  
In all likelihood, he will leave your party well before you get to the point 
where having him would be useful.  

Despite this, Orifice does have some limited use when hired for short jobs as a 
meat shield.  For example, bringing Orifice along after clearing out the Sewers 
will make your fight against the Rat Shaman very easy.  Orifice will likely be 
killed during the fight, but he will take the attention off of Jake and even 
inflict some decent damage before he dies.  The same strategy would work for 
clearing out the back room of the Rust Stilettos hideout.  You might be able to 
take him along for other short jobs like this, but his use is quite limited.


DANCES WITH CLAMS
=================
Description: Magic User
Type: Mage

o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|  Attributes |      Skills      |    Equipment    |    Spells    |   Other   |
|=============|==================|=================|==============|===========|
| Body: 3     | Leadership: 3    | None            | Powerball: 3 | None      |
| Magic: 5    | Negotiation: 1   |                 | Heal: 1      |           |
| Strength: 4 |                  |                 | Invis: 5     |           |
| Charisma: 1 |                  |                 | Armor: 1     |           |
|             |                  |                 | S. Spirit: 3 |           |
|             |                  |                 |              |           |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Hiring Information
------------------
Location: Sputnik Club

Attack Power: 3
Accuracy:     1
Defense Rate: 0
Firing Rate:  0.50 shots / second
Weapon Type:  Magical

Price (Negotiation 0-2): 2000 Nuyen
Price (Negotiation 3-4): 1700 Nuyen 
Price (Negotiation 5-6): 1000 Nuyen

SR Multiplier: 1 
Base Duration: 10 Battles
Max. Duration: 16 Battles


Evaluation
----------
Dances with Clams is another magic user that you can certainly live without.  
For the price, he is ridiculously underpowered.  His basic damage potential is 
too poor for words.  His defense and HP are also so low that he will be lucky 
to survive one-on-one battles with Peepholes.  On top of this, Dances with 
Clams only stays with you for a very small period of time, meaning any money 
spent hiring him will likely be wasted before you can get any use out of him.  
On the positive side, his price does decrease quite dramatically as your 
Negotiation skill increases.

Dances with Clams does has a few strong points, namely his high level 
Invisibility spell and his decent strength rating.  You could conceivably give 
Dances with Clams the Fully Concealable Jacket, which would raise his defense 
enough to help him survive many of the places you could take him.  You could 
also hire him for short periods and just use him for his Invisibility spell.  
This might come in handy in the Rust Stilettos hideout, as being invisible will 
make you impervious to damage.  Still, this is a stretch, as much better 
Shadowrunners are available by that time.  Dances with Clams' MP are not high 
enough to cast that spell more than 5 times, and this is only if he makes it 
there alive (or doesn't leave first).  Save the nuyen and pass on Dances with 
Clams, as he is probably the worst Shadowrunner in the game.


JETBOY
======
Description: Decker
Type: Decker

o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|  Attributes |      Skills      |    Equipment    |    Spells    |   Other   |
|=============|==================|=================|==============|===========|
| Body: 3     | Firearms: 2      | Beretta Pistol  | None         | Cyberdeck |
| Magic: 0    | Armed Combat: 1  | Mesh Jacket     |              | Datajack  |
| Strength: 3 | Computer: 3      |                 |              |           |
| Charisma: 1 |                  |                 |              |           |
|             |                  |                 |              |           |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Hiring Information
------------------
Location: Wastelands Club

Attack Power: 3
Accuracy:     1
Defense Rate: 1
Firing Rate:  0.50 shots / second 
Weapon Type:  Light Pistol   

Price (Negotiation 0-2): 1000 Nuyen
Price (Negotiation 3-4): 900  Nuyen 
Price (Negotiation 5-6): 800  Nuyen

SR Multiplier: 4, 5
Base Duration: 40 Battles
Max. Duration: 70 Battles


Evaluation
----------
Jetboy is a decker with average hacking skills and poor offensive and defensive 
abilities.  There really isn't any point where it makes sense to use Jetboy.  
None of the Computers you can enter in the first 2/3 of the game are hard 
enough that Jake will need a runner, and, if used in any of the later stages, 
Jetboy will be killed in the Matrix.  This, of course, is assuming he even 
makes it that far.  About the only highlight is the length of time that Jetboy 
stays with you, but, again, it's more likely that he will be killed before 
then.  In nearly every regard, Hamfist is a better decker.

Jetboy does have one interesting use that may justify hiring him.  If you take 
him to the Rust Stilettos hideout and he is still alive when the Gang Leader is 
killed, he will find 2,000 nuyen.  No other Shadowrunner will do this.  This is 
a very nice find that more than covers the cost of hiring him.  If you do go 
this route, be sure to kill all other enemies except the Gang Leader before 
returning with Jetboy.  This will minimize the chance that he is killed by 
other enemies before you can take down the Gang Leader.


NORBERT
=======
Description: Dwarf
Type: Mercenary

o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|  Attributes |      Skills      |    Equipment    |    Spells    |   Other   |
|=============|==================|=================|==============|===========|
| Body: 6     | Firearms: 8      | Uzi III         | None         | None      |
| Magic: 0    |                  | Mesh Jacket     |              |           |
| Strength: 5 |                  |                 |              |           |
| Charisma: 2 |                  |                 |              |           |
|             |                  |                 |              |           |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Hiring Information
------------------
Location: Wastelands Club

Attack Power: 6
Accuracy:     3
Defense Rate: 1
Firing Rate:  1.77 shots / second
Weapon Type:  Automatic   

Price (Negotiation 0-2): 2000 Nuyen
Price (Negotiation 3-4): 1800 Nuyen 
Price (Negotiation 5-6): 1500 Nuyen

SR Multiplier: 4, 5
Base Duration: 40 Battles
Max. Duration: 70 Battles


Evaluation
----------
Norbert is the tops among the trio of mercenaries for hire at the Wastelands 
Club.  His damage, accuracy, and firing rate are all tops among mercenaries.  
Norbert has a decent Body rating and below average defense, placing him in the 
middle of the group as far as survivability goes.  His price tag is a bit 
steeper than the others, but he will stay around for an incredibly long time, 
allowing you to keep him through several whole sections of the game.

One other point to note about Norbert is that his strength is at level 5, which 
allows him to use all but the most powerful equipment.  If you give Norbert the 
Assault Rifle and Partial Body Suit, he should be able to survive almost any 
part of the game and will quickly become the most powerful Shadowrunner.  
Overall, if you are going to hire a Shadowrunner for added offense, you can't 
go wrong with Norbert.  His usefulness increases even more if added to a team 
of Shadowrunners.


FROGTONGUE
==========
Description: Orc
Type: Mercenary

o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|  Attributes |      Skills      |    Equipment    |    Spells    |   Other   |
|=============|==================|=================|==============|===========|
| Body: 7     | Firearms: 8      | Assault Rifle   | None         | None      |
| Magic: 0    | Armed Combat: 5  | Bulletproof Vest|              |           |
| Strength: 5 |                  |                 |              |           |
| Charisma: 1 |                  |                 |              |           |
|             |                  |                 |              |           |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Hiring Information
------------------
Location: Wastelands Club

Attack Power: 6
Accuracy:     2
Defense Rate: 3
Firing Rate:  0.93 shots/second
Weapon Type:  Heavy Gun

Price (Negotiation 0-2): 1500 Nuyen
Price (Negotiation 3-4): 1200 Nuyen 
Price (Negotiation 5-6): 1000 Nuyen

SR Multiplier: 3
Base Duration: 30 Battles
Max. Duration: 48 Battles


Evaluation
----------
The three best Mercenaries in the game are all found at the Wastelands Club, 
and Frogtongue ranks very highly among them.  Overall, he is one of the best 
Shadowrunners you can hire, both in terms of offense and defense.  He is strong 
enough to inflict heavy damage on even armored opponents, he has an above 
average firing rate, and his defense and Body are high enough that he can 
survive any area that doesn't involve heavy, concentrated fire (like in the two 
towers or the back room of the Rust Stilettos hangout).  Frogtongue will also 
stay with you for a while, so keep him healed to get the most out of him.  In 
addition, his strength stat of 5 allows him to use the Assault Rifle and 
Partial Body suit, both of which would greatly enhance his abilities.  If you 
are going to hire a Shadowrunner, you can't go wrong with Frogtongue.


ANDERS
=======
Description: Mercenary
Type: Mercenary

o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|  Attributes |      Skills      |    Equipment    |    Spells    |   Other   |
|=============|==================|=================|==============|===========|
| Body: 5     | Firearms: 10     | Uzi III         | None         | None      |
| Magic: 0    | Unarmed Combat: 6| Mesh Jacket     |              |           |
| Strength: 5 | Armed Combat: 6  |                 |              |           |
| Charisma: 1 |                  |                 |              |           |
|             |                  |                 |              |           |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Hiring Information
------------------
Location: Wastelands Club

Attack Power: 5
Accuracy:     2
Defense Rate: 1
Firing Rate:  0.73 shots / second
Weapon Type:  Automatic   

Price (Negotiation 0-2): 1000 Nuyen
Price (Negotiation 3-4): 900  Nuyen 
Price (Negotiation 5-6): 800  Nuyen

SR Multiplier: 2
Base Duration: 20 Battles
Max. Duration: 32 Battles


Evaluation
----------
Anders's main focus is offense, but he is the least powerful of the Wastelands' 
mercenaries.  Given his weaponry and list of skills, Anders does not fire 
nearly as fast as you might like, meaning his damage potential is less than it 
otherwise could be.  Anders is quite cheap, but he doesn't stay with you for 
very long.  His Body rating and Defense are also average, which might make 
battles too close for comfort at times.  

If you are going to hire him late into the game, you might benefit from 
upgrading his armor, which will increase his usefulness quite a bit.  Like 
Frogtongue, Anders is not good in areas where there is heavily concentrated 
firepower.  Try to avoid using him in those situations, and he should last for 
quite a while.  While probably not the best choice for a single runner, Anders 
makes a decent supporting addition to a team of Shadowrunners if that is your 
hiring strategy.


KITSUNE
=======
Description: Kitsune
Type: Mage  

o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|  Attributes |      Skills      |    Equipment    |    Spells    |   Other   |
|=============|==================|=================|==============|===========|
| Body: 5     | Leadership: 1    | None            | Powerball: 4 | None      |
| Magic: 17   | Negotiation: 3   |                 | Heal: 6      |           |
| Strength: 1 |                  |                 | Invis: 2     |           |
| Charisma: 7 |                  |                 | S. Spirit: 5 |           |
|             |                  |                 |              |           |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Hiring Information
------------------
Location: Jagged Nails

Attack Power: 3
Accuracy:     0
Defense Rate: 0
Firing Rate:  0.47 shots / second 
Weapon Type:  Magical

Price (Negotiation 0-2): 3000 Nuyen
Price (Negotiation 3-4): 2700 Nuyen 
Price (Negotiation 5-6): 2400 Nuyen

SR Multiplier: 3
Base Duration: 30 Battles
Max. Duration: 48 Battles*


Evaluation
----------
Kitsune is a flirt and a decent magic user.  She actually has a fairly useful 
array of spells, with particular attention to her level 6 Heal spell.  
Kistune's MP are also high enough to allow her active usage of these spells, 
which is a nice change from the previous Mages you've encountered.  While she 
stays with you for a good amount of time, Kitsune's price tag is very high.  
Also, once you get past her spells, her other abilities are all quite poor.  
Her basic offense and defense are terrible, and her HP total is too low to 
survive most heavy fighting.  Still, there are many Shadowrunner players that 
swear by Kitsune and find her incredibly useful.  While she may have value for 
veterans who can take strategic advantage of her spells, I would not recommend 
using her if you are a beginner.

(*) If you have Kitsune in your party when you defeat the Rat Shaman, she will 
say she likes you and will not leave you unless killed.  If she dies and is 
rehired after that, she goes back to following the normal schedule of fixed 
battles before leaving.  Keeping her alive is more of a challenge than anything 
else, and most of her high MP will be spent casting Heal on herself.  If you do 
have any ideas about using her, the first thing to do is give her your Leather 
Armor.  Even this light protection will have noticeable results.  Aside from 
this, there aren't many other ways to extend the survivability of Kitsune. 
These factors, coupled with a high price tag, mean that Kitsune is another 
Shadowrunner you are likely better off without. 



STEELFLIGHT
===========
Description: Decker
Type: Decker

o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|  Attributes |      Skills      |    Equipment    |    Spells    |   Other   |
|=============|==================|=================|==============|===========|
| Body: 10    | Firearms: 4      | Warhawk Pistol  | None         | Cyberdeck |
| Magic: 0    | Computer: 6      | Bulletproof Vest|              | Datajack  |
| Strength: 4 |                  |                 |              |           |
| Charisma: 2 |                  |                 |              |           |
|             |                  |                 |              |           |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Hiring Information
------------------
Location: Jagged Nails

Attack Power: 9
Accuracy:     4
Defense Rate: 4
Firing Rate:  1.73 shots / second 
Weapon Type:  Light Pistol

Price (Negotiation 0-2): 5000 Nuyen
Price (Negotiation 3-4): 4500 Nuyen 
Price (Negotiation 5-6): 4000 Nuyen

SR Multiplier: 4, 5
Base Duration: 40 Battles
Max. Duration: 70 Battles


Evaluation
----------
Steelflight is probably the best Shadowrunner available in the game.  Though 
quite expensive, Steelflight has the highest computer skill level, excellent 
offense, and terrific defense.  He is well equipped to not only crack into the 
Matrix, but also to survive long enough to make it to the computer consoles 
(and even take out most enemies along the way).  Of all Shadowrunners, 
Steelflight sports the highest attack power, defense, and HP, and the second 
highest firing speed.  Steelflight also stays around for a very long time, so, 
with the proper healing, it is possible to keep him with you for the nearly the 
remainder of the game once hired.

Steelflight is actually far more useful as a mercenary than he is as a decker.  
Jake can accomplish nearly the same level of performance in the Matrix, without 
the added challenge of keeping a Shadowrunner alive.  Steelflight is pretty 
useless in both the Drake Tower and Aneki Building, as he won't survive the 
firefight without draining a considerable amount of MP from Jake.  Even if you 
do manage to keep him alive, there are still problems when using him as a 
hacker.  The Matrix sections in the Drake building are easy enough to do alone, 
and the ones in the Aneki building are so hard that Steelflight will likely be 
killed or require several trips to complete the same section.  The stage where 
Steelflight would be useful is probably the Drake Volcano, especially if you 
want to exploit the Gold Naga experience trick (see "Good Spots to Earn Karma" 
section).  Steelflight is probably the best overall runner, so be sure to 
target him if you have the nuyen.


SPATTER
=======
Description: Mage
Type: Mage  

o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|  Attributes |      Skills      |    Equipment    |    Spells    |   Other   |
|=============|==================|=================|==============|===========|
| Body: 6     | Firearms: 4      | Warhawk Pistol  | Powerball: 5 | None      |
| Magic: 8    | Negotiation: 2   | Mesh Jacket     | Heal: 3      |           |
| Strength: 4 |                  |                 | Armor: 4     |           |
| Charisma: 1 |                  |                 |              |           |
|             |                  |                 |              |           |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Hiring Information
------------------
Location: Jagged Nails

Attack Power: 6
Accuracy:     1
Defense Rate: 1
Firing Rate:  0.83 shots / second 
Weapon Type:  Light Pistol

Price (Negotiation 0-2): 2000 Nuyen
Price (Negotiation 3-4): 1800 Nuyen 
Price (Negotiation 5-6): 1500 Nuyen

SR Multiplier: 4, 5
Base Duration: 40 Battles*
Max. Duration: 70 Battles*


Evaluation
----------
Spatter is an average to above-average Shadowrunner in nearly all categories.  
Unlike most other mages, Spatter actually has pretty good attacking power and 
firing speed.  You can even upgrade his weaponry for better performance.  
Spatter's HP and MP are average, as are his spells.  He has a good balance of 
healing, offensive, and defensive choices, all at decent levels.  Spatter would 
have a difficult time surviving as your lone Shadowrunner, but wouldn't be bad 
if you wanted a firepower-heavy party with some magic thrown in.  His Armor 
spell can be especially useful in deadly situations.

(*) If you have Spatter in your party when you reach the fourth floor of Drake 
Tower, he will suddenly betray you and start attacking.  At this point, whether 
you kill him or leave the floor, he will disappear from the game forever and 
cannot be hired again.  This means that you can never use Spatter above the 
third floor of the Drake Tower or in the Drake Volcano, which would both be 
useful areas to have a Mage with the Armor spell.  This factor, when combined 
with his average abilities and the availability of cheaper offensive 
Shadowrunners, means that you're probably better off passing on him.


AKIMI
=====
Description: Akimi
Type: Mage  

o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|  Attributes |      Skills      |    Equipment    |    Spells    |   Other   |
|=============|==================|=================|==============|===========|
| Body: 7     | Leadership: 4    | None            | Powerball: 5 | None      |
| Magic: 20   | Negotiation: 3   |                 | Heal: 4      |           |
| Strength: 1 |                  |                 | Invis: 5     |           |
| Charisma: 6 |                  |                 | Armor: 2     |           |
|             |                  |                 | S. Spirit: 4 |           |
|             |                  |                 | Freeze: 3    |           |
|             |                  |                 |              |           |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Hiring Information
------------------
Location: Hired by calling; meet at Daley Station

Attack Power: 3
Accuracy:     0
Defense Rate: 0
Firing Rate:  0.63 shots / second
Weapon Type:  Magic

Price (Negotiation 0-2): 10,000 Nuyen
Price (Negotiation 3-4): 9,000  Nuyen 
Price (Negotiation 5-6): 8,000  Nuyen

SR Multiplier: 5, 6
Base Duration: 50 Battles
Max. Duration: 86 Battles


Evaluation
----------
Akimi is the premier mage in the game.  She knows every spell in the game, and 
all are at fairly good levels.  Her most attractive quality, however, is her 
high MP total.  It allows her the freedom to cast spells regularly, which can 
be very useful in most situations.  There is a significant drop-off in 
abilities after her magic, as Akimi has a poor offense and defensive.  She also 
has an outrageously high price tag.  While she will stay with you longer than 
any other Shadowrunner, she is available so close to the end of the game that 
this isn't particularly useful.   

Given when Akimi becomes available, about the only situation you could use her 
in would be the Aneki Building.  In that case, she would be most useful casting 
the Invisibility spell on Jake and herself, allowing you to save Jake's MP for 
healing after trips into the Matrix.  Having Akimi with you will almost ensure 
you can complete the building in one trip without running out of MP.  Even in 
this scenario, however, Akimi is far from essential.  By the end of the game, 
Jake's spells will probably all be more powerful than Akimi's anyway.  Since 
she doesn't contribute much offensively, her only real benefit is saving Jake a 
some MP.  This is hardly critical, as you can leave and rest at anytime.  
Akimi's price tag is also outrageous, and you probably won't have that type of 
nuyen surplus if you've upgraded all of Jake's weaponry and cyberware.  Still, 
if you do have the money and wouldn't mind saving some time, you might want to 
hire Akimi for the convenience factor.  Her usefulness is quite limited aside 
from this.



===========================
SHADOWRUNNER RANKING REPORT
===========================
The following is a table ranking the relative ability of each Shadowrunner.  
Grades for each category are given on a scale from A (best) to F (worst).  The 
four categories that are ranked are:


Offense:       The overall offensive abilities of the Shadowrunner, which 
               include Attack Power, Firing Rate, and Accuracy.  The higher the 
               offensive grade, the greater the killing potential across equal 
               periods of time.  This category does not take into account the 
               value of any offensive magic.

Survivability: This category measures the Shadowrunner's potential for staying 
               alive, and it includes both Defense and HP values.  This 
               category does not take into account healing or defensive magic.

Magic:         For those characters that possess magic, the quality of it and 
               ability to use it effectively (MP total) is assessed.  Since not 
               all characters have magic, this category is treated almost like 
               a bonus when computing the overall evaluation.

Value:         The Value category assesses the usefulness of the runner given 
               the cost and amount of time that the Shadowrunner will remain 
               with you.  The cost factor is weighted to take into account your 
               likely funds when each Shadowrunner becomes available.

Overall:       This is a final grade assigned to each Shadowrunner based on the 
               rankings in the four categories.  The table below lists the 
               runners, sorted by overall ranking.  The Magic category was 
               factored in as a bonus, and a slight advantage was also given to 
               Deckers over Mercenaries.  In cases with equal overall grades, 
               the better Shadowrunner is listed first.  Note that this ranking 
               is still only the author's opinion, but it is based objectively 
               on the above criteria and will hopefully make the future hiring 
               decisions a little easier.


o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|    Name     |  Offense  |  Survivability  |  Magic  |  Value  |   Overall   |
|=============|===========|=================|=========|=========|=============|
| Steelflight |    A+     |       A         |   ---   |   B     |     A       |
|-------------|-----------|-----------------|---------|---------|-------------|
| Norbert     |    A      |       B+        |   ---   |   A-    |     A-      |
|-------------|-----------|-----------------|---------|---------|-------------|
| Frogtongue  |    A-     |       A-        |   ---   |   B+    |     A-      |
|-------------|-----------|-----------------|---------|---------|-------------|
| Spatter     |    B+     |       B         |   B+    |   A-    |     B+      |
|-------------|-----------|-----------------|---------|---------|-------------|
| Anders      |    B+     |       B         |   ---   |   B     |     B       |
|-------------|-----------|-----------------|---------|---------|-------------|
| Hamfist     |    B      |       C         |   ---   |   A-    |     B-      |
|-------------|-----------|-----------------|---------|---------|-------------|
| Orifice     |    B      |       C+        |   ---   |   B     |     B-      |
|-------------|-----------|-----------------|---------|---------|-------------|
| Jangadance  |    B-     |       C         |   C     |   C     |     C+      |
|-------------|-----------|-----------------|---------|---------|-------------|
| Akimi       |    D+     |       C-        |   A     |   D     |     C+      |
|-------------|-----------|-----------------|---------|---------|-------------|
| Kitsune     |    D      |       C-        |   A-    |   C-    |     C       |
|-------------|-----------|-----------------|---------|---------|-------------|
| Jet Boy     |    D+     |       C+        |   ---   |   B     |     C       |
|-------------|-----------|-----------------|---------|---------|-------------|
| Dances with |    D      |       D         |   B-    |   D     |     C-      |
|  Clams      |           |                 |         |         |             |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o



===============================================================================
8.  K E Y W O R D S                                                        SR1H
===============================================================================

The following section contains a listing of all the keywords in the game and a 
complete dialogue map of the keywords every character and NPC in the game use 
and reply to.  


============
KEYWORD LIST
============
The following is an alphabetized listing of all the possible keywords that can 
appear on Jake's keyword list.  Note that the three words with an asterisks (*) 
 Arena, Norbert, and Scalper -- are never taught you by anyone in the game.  
Of these three words, only Scalper and Norbert get a response when used, as is 
indicated in the Dialogue Map.  A listing of where to learn each word is given 
in the Keyword Index section, and a complete description of who uses and 
responds to each word is found in the Dialogue Map section, both below.


Akimi            Dog                King              Rat
Anders           Drake              Kitsune           Rust Stilettos
Aneki            Examination        Laughlyn          Scalper*
Arena*           Firearms           Lone Star         Shadowrunners
Bremerton        Ghouls             Magic Fetish      Shaman
Calls            Glutman            Maria             Steelflight
Caryards         Grinder            Matrix Systems    Street Doc
Cortex Bomb      Head Computer      Mermaids          Strobes
Cyberware        Heal               Negotiation       Talismans
Dark Blade       Hiring             Nirwanda          The Cage
Datajack         Hitmen             Norbert*          The Matrix
Decker           Ice                Nuyen             Tickets
Docks            Jester Spirit      Raitsov           Vampires
                                                      Volcano



=============
KEYWORD INDEX
=============
The following is an index of where each keyword can be learned.  Some of the 
people listed only mention the keywords after certain events have triggered 
their dialogue.  For a complete list of triggers and a listing of who responds 
to each word when used, refer to the following section, entitled "Dialogue 
Map."  The following terms are used in this section:


Keyword:      The specific keyword that can be learned.

Person:       This is the name of the character when clicked over using the 
              hand icon.  For some named characters and Shadowrunners, the 
              names are listed in parenthesis.  

Location:     The general location/area that the person appears in.

Trigger:      The keywords or action needed to trigger the keyword.  Actions 
              are written in parenthesis and are usually just Approach (message 
              you get when you first meet the person) or Talk (dialogue when 
              choosing the Talk command).


o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|    Keyword     |     Person      |       Location         |     Trigger     |
|================|=================|========================|=================|
| Akimi          | Mercenary       | Wastelands Club        | Shadowrunners   |
|                |  (Anders)       |                        |                 |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Anders         | Decker          | Jagged Nails           | Shadowrunners   |
|                |  (Steelflight)  |                        |                 |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Aneki          | Scientist       | Drake Volcano          | Drake           |
|                |  (Pushkin)      |                        |                 |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Arena          | None            | None                   | None            |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Bremerton      | Vladimir        | Dark Blade Office      | Jester Spirit   |
|                | Vampire         | Vampire Room (DB)      | Jester Spirit   |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Calls          | Sassie          | Video Phone            | (Talk)          |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Caryards       | Gang Member     | Caryards               | (Approach)      |
|                | Heavy Dude      | Caryards               | (Talk)          |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Cortex Bomb    | Street Doc (Ed) | Ed's Patch 'N Fix      | (Approach)*     |
|                |                 |                        |  after exam     |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Cyberware      | Street Doc      | Dr. Maplethorpe's      | (message after  |
|                |  (Dr. M)        |  Office                |  diffusing the  |
|                |                 |                        |  Cortex Bomb)   |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Dark Blade     | Kitsune         | Jagged Nails           | Jester Spirit   |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Datajack       | Club Manager    | Grim Reaper Club       | Decker          |
|                | Street Kid      | Caryards               | Decker          |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Decker         | Club Manager    | Grim Reaper Club       | Shadowrunners   |
|                | Street Kid      | Caryards               | (Approach)      |
|                | Customer        | Sputnik                | (Approach)      |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Docks          | Boat Driver     | Docks (Boat Harbor)    | (Approach)      |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Dog            | Dog             | Dark Alley             | (Talk)          |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Drake          | Heavy Dude      | Caryards               | (Approach)      |
|                | Gang Leader     | Rust Stilettos (Back)  | (Approach)      |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Examination    | Street Doc (Ed) | Ed's Patch 'N Fix      | Datajack        |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Firearms       | Decker          | Streets (10th Street)  | (Talk)          |
|                | Club Manager    | Grim Reaper Club       | Shadowrunners   |
|                | Club Manager    | The Cage               | Shadowrunners   |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Ghouls         | Heavy Dude      | The Cage               | (Talk)          |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Glutman        | Sassie          | Video Phone            | Calls           |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Grinder        | Club Patron     | Grim Reaper            | Tickets         |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Head Computer  | Street Doc      | Dr. Maplethorpe's      | (Approach)      |
|                |  (Dr. M)        |  Office                |                 |
|                | Scientist       | Drake Volcano          | Raitsov         |
|                |  (Pushkin)      |                        |                 |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Heal           | A Busy Man      | Grim Reaper Club       | (Talk)          |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Hiring         | Club Manager    | Grim Reaper Club       | Shadowrunners   |
|                | Business Man    | Business Man's Office  | Shadowrunners   |
|                | Happy Customer  | Sputnik                | Shadowrunners   |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Hitmen         | Decker          | 10th Street (Streets)  | (Approach)      |
|                |                 |                        |                 |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Ice            | Club Manager    | Wastelands Club        | (Talk)          |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Jester Spirit  | Rat Shaman      | Rat Shaman's Lair      | (Approach)      |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| King           | Gang Member     | Caryards               | (any keyword)   |
|                | Street Scrum    | Caryards               | (Talk)          |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Kitsune        | Club Manager    | Jagged Nails (right)   | (Talk)          |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Laughlyn       | Vampire         | Vampire Room (DB)      | Jester Spirit   |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Lone Star      | Club Patron     | Grim Reaper Club       | Grinder         |
|                | Heavy Dude      | Streets (10th Street)  | (Talk)          |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Magic Fetish   | Indian Shaman   | Crypts (10th Street)   | (Talk)          |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Maria          | Club Patron     | Grim Reaper Club       | Tickets         |
|                | Orc             | Grim Reaper Club       | Grinder         |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Matrix Systems | Street Doc      | Dr. Maplethorpe's      | (Approach) /    |
|                |  (Dr. M)        |  Office                | (Talk)          |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Mermaids       | Boat Driver     | Docks (Boat Harbor)    | Bremerton       |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Negotiation    | Business Man    | Business Man's Office  | Hiring          |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Nirwanda       | Vladimir        | Dark Blade Office      | Jester Spirit   |
|                | Vampire         | Vampire Room (DB)      | Jester Spirit   |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Norbert        | None            | None                   | None            |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Nuyen          | Street Scum     | Caryards               | King            |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Raitsov        | Decker (Jet Boy)| Wastelands Club        | Matrix Systems  |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Rat            | Dog Spirit      | Dog Spirit Warehouse   | (Talk)          |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Rust Stilettos | Orc             | Daley Station          | (Talk)          |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Scalper        | None            | None                   | None            |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Shadowrunners  | Club Manager    | Grim Reaper Club       | (Talk)          |
|                | Business Man    | Business Man's Office  | (Talk)          |
|                |                 |                        |                 |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Shaman         | Indian Shaman   | Crypts (10th Street)   | (Approach)      |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Steelflight    | Mercenary       | Wastelands Club        | Shadowrunners   |
|                |  (Anders)       |                        |                 |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Street Doc     | A Busy Man      | Grim Reaper Club       | Heal            |
|                | Customer        | Sputnik                | (Approach)      |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Strobes        | Club Manager    | Jagged Nails (right)   | Vampires        |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Talismans      | Indian Shaman   | Talismans Shop         | (Approach)      |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| The Cage       | Secretary       | Glutman's Office       | Glutman         |
|                | Loyal Citizen   | Streets (10th Street)  | Maria           |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| The Matrix     | Street Kid      | Caryards               | (Talk)          |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Tickets        | Club Patron     | Grim Reaper Club       | (Talk)          |
|                | Orc (Hamfist)   | Grim Reaper Club       | (Grinder)       |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Vampires       | Club Manager    | Wastelands             | Dark Blade      |
|                | Club Manager    | Jagged Nails (left)    | Dark Blade      |
|                | Kitsune         | Jagged Nails           | Dark Blade      |
|----------------|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
| Volcano        | Jester Spirit   | Jester Spirit Room     | Drake           |
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============
DIALOGUE MAP
============
This section contains a listing of the keywords that every character and NPC in 
the game responds to, organized by region and sub-organized by the order in 
which you will likely encounter the NPC.  The following terms are used in 
organizing this section:


Person:       This is the label of the character when clicked over using the 
              hand icon.  For some named characters and Shadowrunners, the 
              names are listed in parenthesis.  If a character has a number 
              next his name, this means that the character has different chains 
              of dialogue when spoken to at different times.  These specific 
              times are described in the Description box.

Description:  The description box attempts to give a description of where the
              character is located and what dialogue or features distinguish
              him/her.

Responds To:  This box lists the keywords that a character responds to when you 
              use the Ask About command.  If an asterisks (*) is next to the 
              word, this means some special action aside from just the dialogue 
              occurs when you ask about this word.  If using a keyword results 
              in another keyword being given, both words are listed in the
              "Words Given" box.  If "None" is listed, then the character does
              not have special responses to any keywords.

Words Given:  This last column lists all the keywords you are given when 
              speaking with the character.  The new word you get is the first
              one listed; the word you must use to hear the new keyword 
              is listed in parenthesis next to it.  Seeing an (A) next to a 
              word means you are given this keyword word as soon as you 
              approach the character.  Seeing a (T) next to a word means this 
              word is taught when you Talk to that character.  If the word 
              "None" is listed, then the character does not teach you any new
              keywords.


============
TENTH STREET
============

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|  Person   |     Description         |  Responds To  |      Words Given      |
|===========|=========================|===============|=======================|
|Decker     |Town Square: This is the | Hitmen        | Hitmen (A)            |
|           |man who approaches you   |               | Firearm (T)           |
|           |outside the morgue       |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|A Busy Man |Town Square: "Get a job" | None          | None                  |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|A Busy Man |Town Square: "I'm busy"  | None          | None                  |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|A Busy Man |Town Square: "What do    | None          | None                  |
|           |you want punk?"          |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|A Busy Man |Town Square: "I ain't    | None          | None                  |
|           |got nothing"             |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|A Busy Man |Town Square: "New        | None          | None                  |
|           |Luddite"                 |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Dog        |Dark Alley               | None          | Dog (T)               |
|(hmmm...)  |                         |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Business   |Business Man Office:     | Firearms*     | Shadowrunner (T)      |
|Man        |He's in the last room on | Lone Star*    | Negotiation (Hiring)  |
|           |the left. Sells grenades | Negotiation   | Hiring (Shadowrunners)|
|           |and Lone Star badge      |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Mortician  |Morgue: The mortician on | None          | None                  |
|(Left) (1) |the left, after you have |               |                       |
|           |the Shades but not badge |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Mortician  |Morgue: The mortician on | Grinder       | None                  |
|(Right) (1)|the right, after you have| Scalper       |                       |
|           |the Shades but not badge | Tickets       |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Mortician  |Morgue: The mortician on | None          | None                  |
|(Left) (2) |the left after you have  |               |                       |
|           |Shades and the Lonestar  |               |                       |
|           |Badge                    |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Mortician  |Morgue: The mortician on | Grinder*      | None                  |
|(Right) (2)|the right after you have | Scalper       |                       |
|           |Shades and the Lonestar  | Tickets       |                       |
|           |Badge. He opens cabinets |               |                       |
|           |asked about *Grinder*    |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Mortician  |Morgue: The mortician on | None          | None                  |
|(Left) (3) |the left after the filing|               |                       |
|           |cabinet has been unlocked|               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Mortician  |Morgue: The mortician on | None          | None                  |
|(Right) (3)|the right after the      |               |                       |
|           |filing cabinet has been  |               |                       |
|           |unlocked                 |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Secretary  |Glutman's Office: Stands | The Cage      | The Cage (Glutman)    |
|           |behind the desk. You can |               |                       |
|           |also call her on a video |               |                       |
|           |phone                    |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Sassie     |Video Phone: Call her    | None          | Calls (T)             |
|(on phone) |using the number found in|               | Glutman* (Calls)      |
|           |Jake's apartment. Gives  |               |                       |
|           |Glutman's phone number   |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Indian     |Graveyard: Injured in    | Dog           | Shaman (A)            |
|Shaman     |the leftmost crypt. He   | Ghouls        | Magic Fetish (T)      |
|           |disappears once you Talk | Magic Fetish  |                       |
|           |to him                   | Shaman        |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Loyal      |Streets: She is walking  | The Cage      | The Cage (Maria)      |
|Citizen    |outside The Cage         | Tickets       |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Heavy Dude |Streets: He is walking   | Lone Star     | Lone Star (T)         |
|           |outside The Cage         |               |                       |
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Notes
-----
After learning the Glutman keyword, you lose the Calls keyword.



================
GRIM REAPER CLUB
================

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|  Person   |     Description         |  Responds To  |      Words Given      |
|===========|=========================|===============|=======================|
|Club       |Grim Reaper Club: This   | Firearm       | Shadowrunners (Hitmen)|
|Manager(1) |is the bartender before  |               | Firearm (Shadowrunner)|
|           |serving the Iced Tea     |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Club       |Grim Reaper Club: This   | Datajack      | Shadowrunner (T)      |
|Manager(2) |is the bartender after   | Hiring        | Decker (Shadowrunners)|
|           |serving the Iced Tea     |               | Hiring (Shadowrunners)|
|           |                         |               | Datajack (Deckers)    |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Club       |Grim Reaper Club: The    | None          | None                  |
|Patron(1)  |tired man before giving  |               |                       |
|           |him the Iced Tea         |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Club       |Grim Reaper Club: The    | Maria         | Tickets (T)           |
|Patron(2)  |tired man after giving   |               | Grinder (Grinder)     |
|           |him the Iced tea         |               | Grinder (Tickets)     |
|           |                         |               | Lone Star (Grinder)   |
|           |                         |               | Maria (Tickets)       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|A Busy Man |Grim Reaper Club: The    | Datajack      | Heal (T)              |
|           |old man by the entrance  | Shadowrunners | Street Doc (Heal)     |
|           |                         | Street Doc    |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Orc        |Grim Reaper Club: The    | Dark Blade    | Maria (Grinder)       |
|(Hamfist)  |large Orc standing in the| Decker        | Tickets (Grinder)     |
|           |back; a Shadowrunner     | Drake         |                       |
|           |                         | Ghouls        |                       |
|           |                         | Glutman       |                       |
|           |                         | Hiring*       |                       |
|           |                         | Shadowrunners |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Hamfist    |Hired: Dialogue when     | Dark Blade    | None                  |
|           |spoken to after hiring   | Drake         |                       |
|           |                         | Ghouls        |                       |
|           |                         | Glutman       |                       |
|           |                         | Shadowrunners |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Jamaican(1)|Grim Reaper Club: The    | Ghouls        |                       |
|(Janga...) |Jamaican using the video | Hiring*       |                       |
|           |phone. Cannot talk to him| Jester Spirit |                       |
|           |until you return from    | Shadowrunners |                       |
|           |Old Town                 |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Jamaican(2)|Hired: Dialogue when     | Ghouls        |                       |
|(Janga...) |spoken to after hiring   | Jester Spirit |                       |
|           |                         | Shadowrunners |                       |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o


========
THE CAGE
========

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|  Person   |     Description         |  Responds To  |      Words Given      |
|===========|=========================|===============|=======================|
|Bouncer (1)|The Cage: Bouncer at the | Tickets       | None                  |
|           |entrance before using    |               |                       |
|           |the Tickets              |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Bouncer (2)|The Cage: Bouncer at the | None          | None                  |
|           |entrance after using     |               |                       |
|           |the Tickets              |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|A Waitress |The Cage: Waitress that  | Glutman       | None                  |
|           |walks between tables     |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|A Busy Man |The Cage: Guy sitting in | None          | None                  |
|           |upper right side of the  |               |                       |
|           |club                     |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Club       |The Cage: Bartender      | Glutman       | Firearms              |
|Manager    |                         | Maria         |  (Shadowrunners)      |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Well       |The Cage: Woman on the   | None          | None                  |
|Dressed... |dance floor (Sassie)     |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Dancing    |The Cage: Man on the     | None          | None                  |
|Hippie     |dance floor              |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Heavy Dude |The Cage: Man standing   | Ghouls        | Ghouls (T)            |
|           |on the bottom left       | Hiring        |                       |
|           |                         | Maria         |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Shady      |The Cage: Man sitting    | Firearms      | None                  |
|Character* |against the left wall    | Glutman       |                       |
|(Glutman)  |just below the band      |               |                       |
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Notes
-----
Glutmans's opening dialogue changes slightly depending on whether or not you're 
carrying the Beretta Pistol.

After being taken to the Caryards, you lose the following six keywords from 
your word list: Hitmen, Grinder, Lone Star, Maria, The Cage, Tickets.



========
Caryards
========

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|  Person   |     Description         |  Responds To  |      Words Given      |
|===========|=========================|===============|=======================|
|Gang       |Caryards: Woman standing | None          | Caryards (A)          |
|Member     |by the Sleeping Bag room |               | King (All)            |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Street     |Caryards: Sitting against| Shadowrunners | Decker (A)            |
|Kid        |a barrel in the middle of| The Matrix    | The Matrix (T)        |
|           |the caryards             |               | Datajack (Decker)     |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Heavy Dude |Caryards: Guy running    | Drake         | Drake (A)             |
|           |back and forth           | Nuyen         | Caryards (T)          |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Street     |Caryards: Leaning against| Caryards      | King (T)              |
|Scum       |a car near the top of    |               | Nuyen (King)          |
|           |the caryards, bottom     |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Street     |Caryards: Leaning against| King          | None                  |
|Dweller    |a car near the top of    |               |                       |
|           |the caryards, top        |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Little Boy |Caryards: Boy near the   | Caryards      | None                  |
|           |bottom of the caryards.  | Heal*         |                       |
|           |Sells Slap Patches for   | King          |                       |
|           |100 nuyen                | Nuyen         |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|The King   |Caryards: Entrance to    | Caryards      | None                  |
|           |caryards. He lets you    | Firearms      |                       |
|           |leave for 4,000 nuyen    | King          |                       |
|           |                         | Nuyen         |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Arena      |Arena: when you normally | King*         | None                  |
|Owner (1)  |enter the Arena. Asking  | Negotiation*  |                       |
|           |about Negotiation lets   | (all else)*   |                       |
|           |you learn that skill.    |               |                       |
|           |Asking about King lets   |               |                       |
|           |you fight the King.      |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Arena      |Arena: after you have    | King*         | None                  |
|Owner (2)  |defeated an opponent.    | Negotiation*  |                       |
|           |Asking about Negotiation | (all else)*   |                       |
|           |lets you learn that      |               |                       |
|           |skill. Asking about King |               |                       |
|           |lets you fight the King. |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Arena      |Arena: after you have    | King          | None                  |
|Owner (3)  |defeated the King. Asking| Negotiation*  |                       |
|           |about Negotiation lets   |               |                       |
|           |you learn that skill.    |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Arena      |Arena: after you have    | King          | None                  |
|Owner (4)  |defeated all opponents   | Negotiation*  |                       |
|           |Asking about Negotiation |               |                       |
|           |lets you learn that      |               |                       |
|           |skill (last chance).     |               |                       |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o


========
OLD TOWN
========

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|  Person   |     Description         |  Responds To  |      Words Given      |
|===========|=========================|===============|=======================|
|Street     |Streets: Guy leaning     | None          | None                  |
|Kid        |against the light post   |               |                       |
|           |just outside caryards    |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Gang       |Streets: Female gang     | None          | None                  |
|Member     |member near bottom of    |               |                       |
|           |the main street          |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Gang       |Streets: Female gang     | None          | None                  |
|Member     |member near top of the   |               |                       |
|           |main street              |               |                       |
|Dwarf      |Weapon Shop: Behind the  | Firearms      | None                  |
|(Gunshop   |counter                  | Norbert       |                       |
| owner)    |                         |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|She's      |Weapon Shop: Female      | Firearms      | None                  |
|choosing...|customer                 |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Indian     |Talisman Shop: Behind    | Dark Blade*   | Talismans (A)         |
|Shaman     |the counter. Gives both  | Heal          | Shaman (Talismans)    |
|           |Talisman and Dark Blade  | Magic Fetish  |                       |
|           |phone numbers            | Shaman        |                       |
|           |                         | Talismans*    |                       |
|           |                         | Vampires      |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Street Doc |Ed's Patch' N' Fix:      | Examination*  | Examination*(Datajack)|
|(Ed) (1)   |The first time you speak |               |                       |
|           |with him. Looks at your  |               |                       |
|           |datajack when asked that |               |                       |
|           |word or examination      |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Street Doc |Ed's Patch' N' Fix:      | Cortex Bomb   | Cortex Bomb (A)       |
|(Ed) (2)   |Right after he activates | Examination   |                       |
|           |the cortex bomb or you   | Street Doc    |                       |
|           |return before it's       |               |                       |
|           |disarmed                 |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Street Doc |Ed's Patch' N' Fix:      | Cortex Bomb   | None                  |
|(Ed) (3)   |After you have disarmed  | Examination   |                       |
|           |the cortex bomb          | Street Doc    |                       |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o


============
SPUTNIK CLUB
============

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|  Person   |     Description         |  Responds To  |      Words Given      |
|===========|=========================|===============|=======================|
|Club       |Sputnik: Bartender       | None          | None                  |
|Manager    |                         |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Happy      |Sputnik: First customer  | None          | Hiring                |
|Customer   |sitting at the bar       |               |  (Shadowrunners)      |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Orc        |Sputnik: Second customer | Firearms      | None                  |
|           |sitting at the bar       | Street Doc    |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Customer   |Sputnik: Third customer  | Decker        | Decker (A)            |
|(right)    |sitting at the bar       | The Matrix    |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Customer   |Sputnik: Fourth customer | Decker        | Street Doc (A)        |
|(left)     |sitting at the bar       | Street Doc    |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Magic User |Sputnik: Last customer   | Hiring*       | None                  |
|(Dances    |at the bar; also a       | Magic Fetish  |                       |
|with Clams)|Shadowrunner             | Shadowrunners |                       |
|           |                         | Talismans     |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Dances     |Hired: Dialogue when     | None          | None                  |
|with Clams |spoken to after hiring   |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Large Orc  |Sputnik: Sitting at the  | Firearms      | None                  |
|(Orifice)  |table near the bottom of | Hiring*       |                       |
|           |the bar; a Shadowrunner  |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Orifice    |Hired: Dialogue when     | Cortex Bomb   | None                  |
|           |spoken to after hiring   | Firearms      |                       |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Notes
-----
After leaving Old Town via the train, the following words are removed from the 
keyword list: Caryards, King, and Glutman.  Also, if you have the Examination 
keyword and you have already had an examination, this word will disappear also. 
If you have not had an examination yet, it will remain.


========
DOWNTOWN
========

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|  Person   |     Description         |  Responds To  |      Words Given      |
|===========|=========================|===============|=======================|
|Street Kid |Daley Station: Sitting   | None          | None                  |
|           |against the pillar on the|               |                       |
|           |right side of the station|               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Orc        |Daley Station Concourse: | None          | Rust Stilettos (T)    |
|           |Orc on the right that    |               |                       |
|           |attacks you the first    |               |                       |
|           |time you arrive          |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|------------  -|-----------------------|
|Dog        |Daley Station Concourse: | None          | None                  |
|           |Dog that meets you the   |               |                       |
|           |first time you arrive    |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|A Busy Man |Outdoor Market: "nothing | None          | None                  |
|           |besides a wife and two   |               |                       |
|           |kids"                    |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|A Busy Man |Outdoor Market: "get     | None          | None                  |
|           |yourself a job"          |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|A Busy Man |Streets: "what do you    | None          | None                  |
|           |want punk"               |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|A Busy Man |Streets: "New Luddite"   | None          | None                  |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Hotel      |Hotel: Behind the counter| None          | None                  |
|Manager    |                         |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Heavy Dude |Rust Stilettos Entrance: | Rust Stilettos| None                  |
|           |Kid who talks to you as  |               |                       |
|           |soon as you enter        |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Gang       |Rust Stilettos Back Room:| None          | Drake (A)             |
|Leader     |Defeated Gang Leader     |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Dog Spirit |Dog Spirit Warehouse:    | None          | Rat (T)               |
|(1)        |Dialogue before fighting |               |                       |
|           |Rat Shaman               |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Rat        |Rat Shaman's Lair:       | Jester Spirit | Jester Spirit (A)     |
|Shaman     |Dialogue when spoken to  |               |                       |
|           |after defeat             |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Dog Spirit |Dog Spirit Warehouse:    | Aneki         | None                  |
|(2)        |Dialogue after fighting  | Dark Blade    |                       |
|           |Rat Shaman               | Dog           |                       |
|           |                         | Drake         |                       |
|           |                         | Jester Spirit |                       |
|           |                         | Raitsov       |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Boat       |Boat Harbor: before Ice  | Docks         | Docks (A)             |
|Driver (1) |is dumped                |               | Mermaids (Bremerton)  |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Boat       |Boat Harbor: after Ice is| Bremerton*    | None                  |
|Driver (2) |dumped; rents boat for   |               |                       |
|           |1000 nuyen               |               |                       |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o


========================
DR. MAPLETHORPE'S OFFICE
========================

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|  Person   |     Description         |  Responds To  |      Words Given      |
|===========|=========================|===============|=======================|
|Secretary  |Dr. Maplethorpe's Office,| Cortex Bomb*  | None                  |
|           |Reception area.  Behind  | Cyberware*    |                       |
|           |desk.  Let's you see Doc | Examination   |                       |
|           |for 2,000 nuyen when you | Street Doc    |                       |
|           |ask about Cortex Bomb,   |               |                       |
|           |for free when you ask    |               |                       |
|           |about Cyberware          |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Secretary  |Video Phone: Secretary   | Cyberware     | None                  |
|           |for Dr. Maplethorpe      | Street Doc    |                       |
|           |                         |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Dr.        |Dr. Maplethorpe's Office,| Cortex Bomb*  | None                  |
|Maplethorpe|Examination Room; before | Heal*         |                       |
|(1)        |disarming Cortex Bomb.   | Street Doc    |                       |
|           |Disarms bomb when asked  |               |                       |
|           |asked about Cortex Bomb. |               |                       |
|           |Also sells slap patches  |               |                       |
|           |for 100 nuyen            |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Dr.        |Dr. Maplethorpe's Office,| Cyberware     | Cyberware (A*)        |
|Maplethorpe|Examination Room; right  | Head Computer | Head Computer (A)     |
|(2)        |after bomb is disarmed.  | Heal*         | Matrix Systems (T)    |
|           |Sells slap patches for   | Matrix Systems|                       |
|           |100 nuyen; gives message |               |                       |
|           |with *Cyberware* keyword |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Dr.        |Dr. Maplethorpe's Office,| Cyberware     | Matrix Systems (A)    |
|Maplethorpe|Examination Room; each   | Heal*         |                       |
|(3)        |time you visit after the |               |                       |
|           |cortex bomb is disarmed. |               |                       |
|           |Sells slap patches for   |               |                       |
|           |100 nuyen.               |               |                       |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Notes
-----
After having the cortex bomb diffused in Dr. Maplethorpe's office, you lose the 
Cortex Bomb keyword.



===============
WASTELANDS CLUB
===============

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|  Person   |     Description         |  Responds To  |      Words Given      |
|===========|=========================|===============|=======================|
|Club       |Wastelands: Behind bar;  | Hiring        | Ice (T)               |
|Manager    |before Ice delivery      | Hitmen        | Vampires (Dark Blade) |
|           |                         | Ice           |                       |
|           |                         | Rust Stilettos|                       |
|           |                         | Shadowrunners |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Club       |Video Phone: Manager of  | Shadowrunners | None                  |
|Manager    |Wastelands Club on phone |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Club       |Wastelands: Behind bar;  | Ice           | Ice (T)               |
|Manager    |after Ice delivery       |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Orc        |Wastelands: Upper left   | Dark Blade    | None                  |
|           |corner; a Shadowrunner   | Drake         |                       |
|           |                         | Hiring*       |                       |
|           |                         | Rat           |                       |
|           |                         | Rust Stilettos|                       |
|           |                         | Shadowrunners |                       |
|           |                         |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Frogtongue |Hired: Dialogue when     | Dark Blade    | None                  |
|           |spoken to after hiring   | Drake         |                       |
|           |                         | Rat           |                       |
|           |                         | Rust Stilettos|                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Mercenary  |Wastelands: Top customer | Akimi         | Akimi                 |
|(Anders)   |at the bar; Shadowrunner | Anders        |  (Shadowrunners)      |
|           |                         | Hiring*       | Steelflight           |
|           |                         | Steelflight   |  (Shadowrunners)      |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Anders     |Hired: Dialogue when     | Akimi         | None                  |
|           |spoken to after hiring   | Anders        |                       |
|           |                         | Shadowrunners |                       |
|           |                         | Steelflight   |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Decker     |Wastelands: Bottom       | Drake         | Raitsov               |
|(Jet Boy)  |customer at the bar; a   | Hiring*       |  (Matrix Systems)     |
|           |Shadowrunner             | Raitsov       |                       |
|           |                         | Rust Stilettos|                       |
|           |                         | Shadowrunners |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Jet Boy    |Hired: Dialogue when     | Drake         | Raitsov               |
|           |spoken to after hiring   | Raitsov       |  (Matrix Systems)     |
|           |                         | Rust Stilettos|                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Dwarf      |Wastelands: Standing up  | Hiring*       | None                  |
|(Norbert)  |against the post beneath | Norbert       |                       |
|           |the entrance; a          | Shadowrunners |                       |
|           |Shadowrunner             |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Norbert    |Hired: Dialogue when     | Norbert       | None                  |
|           |spoken to after hiring   | Shadowrunners |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|A Busy Man |Wastelands Club: standing| Ice*          | None                  |
|(1)        |below staircase; sells   | Mermaids      |                       |
|           |Ice for 100 nuyen        |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|A Busy Man |Wastelands Club: standing| Docks*        | None                  |
|(2)        |below staircase; dialogue| Bremerton     |                       |
|           |after you have purchased |               |                       |
|           |Ice. Ask about Docks to  |               |                       |
|           |make him dump it there   |               |                       |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o


=================
JAGGED NAILS CLUB
=================

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|  Person   |     Description         |  Responds To  |      Words Given      |
|===========|=========================|===============|=======================|
|Cruel      |Entrance to Jagged Nails:| Shadowrunners | None                  |
|Man (1)    |bouncer, on left side,   |               |                       |
|           |before Rust Stilettos are|               |                       |
|           |defeated                 |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Cruel      |Entrance to Jagged Nails:| Hiring        | None                  |
|Man (1)    |bouncer, on left side,   | Shadowrunners |                       |
|           |after Rust Stilettos are |               |                       |
|           |defeated; charges 50     |               |                       |
|           |nuyen to enter           |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Club       |Jagged Nails: bartender  | Kitsune       | Kitsune (T)           |
|Manager    |on right side bar; gives | Shadowrunners | Strobes (Vampires)    |
|(Cecil)    |Dr. Maplethorpe's phone  | Street Doc*   |                       |
|           |number for 100 nuyen     | Strobes       |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Club       |Jagged Nails: bartender  | Strobes*      | Vampires (Dark Blade) |
|Manager    |on left side bar; gives  |               |                       |
|           |Strobe lights when asked |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Decker     |Jagged Nails: Top man at | Akimi         | Anders (Shadowrunners)|
|           |the bar; a Shadowrunner  | Anders        |                       |
|           |                         | Hiring*       |                       |
|           |                         | Steelflight   |                       |
|           |                         | Street Doc    |                       |
|           |                         | The Matrix    |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Steelflight|Hired: Dialogue when     | Akimi         | None                  |
|           |spoken to after hiring   | Anders        |                       |
|           |                         | Steelflight   |                       |
|           |                         | Street Doc    |                       |
|           |                         | The Matrix    |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Mage       |Jagged Nails: Bottom man | Hiring*       | None                  |
|(Spatter)  |at the bar; Shadowrunner | Shadowrunners |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Spatter    |Hired: Dialogue when     | None          | None                  |
|           |spoken to after hiring   |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Kitsune (1)|Jagged Nails: On stage.  | Dog*          | Dark Blade            |
|           |Dialogue the first time  | Hiring*       |  (Jester Spirit)      |
|           |you talk to her; she     | Kitsune       |                       |
|           |gives Leaves when asked  | Magic Fetish  |                       |
|           |about Dog; a Shadowrunner| Shadowrunners |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Kitsune    |Hired: Dialogue when     | Dog           | Vampires (Dark Blade) |
|           |spoken to after hiring   | Kitsune       | Dark Blade            |
|           |                         | Magic Fetish  |  (Jester Spirit)      |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Kitsune (2)|Jagged Nails: Any time   | Dog           | Dark Blade            |
|           |in the club after the    | Hiring*       |  (Jester Spirit)      |
|           |first; a Shadowrunner    | Kitsune       |                       |
|           |                         | Magic Fetish  |                       |
|           |                         | Shadowrunners |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Kitsune (3)|Sewers: Dialogue after   | Dog           | Vampires (Dark Blade) |
|           |defeating Rat Shaman if  | Kitsune       | Dark Blade            |
|           |Kitsune is in your party | Shadowrunners |  (Jester Spirit)      |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Notes
-----
After getting the Strobes from the bartender in the Jagged Nails club, you lose 
the Strobes keyword.


==================
DARK BLADE MANSION
==================

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|  Person   |     Description         |  Responds To  |      Words Given      |
|===========|=========================|===============|=======================|
|Dark Blade |Video Phone: Dialogue    | Dark Blade    | None                  |
|           |when calling Dark Blade; | Magic Fetish  |                       |
|           |asking about Magic Fetish|               |                       |
|           |opens the gates          |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Shopkeeper |Dark Blade Weapon Shop:  | Dark Blade    | None                  |
|(1)        |behind counter           | Firearms      |                       |
|           |                         | Shadowrunners |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Shopkeeper |Dark Blade Weapon Shop:  | Dark Blade    | None                  |
|(2)        |Dialogue after selling a | Firearms      |                       |
|           |weapon                   | Shadowrunners |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Mage       |Dark Blade Foyer: Greets | Dark Blade    | None                  |
|           |you the first time you   | Magic Fetish  |                       |
|           |enter Dark Blade mansion;|               |                       |
|           |asking about Magic Fetish|               |                       |
|           |let's you go peacefully  |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Vladimir   |Dark Blade Office:       | Jester Spirit | None                  |
|(1)        |before Magic Fetish is   | Magic Fetish  |                       |
|           |given                    |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Vladimir   |Dark Blade Office: after | None          | Bremerton             |
|(2)        |Magic Fetish is given    |               |  (Jester Spirit)      |
|           |                         |               | Nirwanda              |
|           |                         |               |  (Jester Spirit)      |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Vampire (1)|Vampire Room: After stake| None          | Bremerton             |
|           |is used first time       |               |  (Jester Spirit)      |
|           |                         |               | Nirwanda              |
|           |                         |               |  (Jester Spirit)      |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Vampire (2)|Vampire Room: After stake| None          | Bremerton             |
|           |is used second time      |               |  (Jester Spirit)      |
|           |                         |               | Laughlyn              |
|           |                         |               |   (Jester Spirit)     |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o



========================================================
BREMERTON / DRAKE TOWER / DRAKE VOLCANO / ANEKI BUILDING
========================================================

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|  Person   |     Description         |  Responds To  |      Words Given      |
|===========|=========================|===============|=======================|
|Jester     |Jester Spirit Room: After| Jester Spirit | None                  |
|Spirit (1) |taking away HP, before   | Nirwanda      |                       |
|           |saying name              | Laughlyn*     |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Jester     |Jester Spirit Room: After| Aneki         | Volcano (Drake)       |
|Spirit (2) |asking about *Laughlyn*  | Bremerton     |                       |
|           |                         | Dark Blade    |                       |
|           |                         | Dog           |                       |
|           |                         | Jester Spirit |                       |
|           |                         | Laughlyn      |                       |
|           |                         | Volcano       |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Drake      |Video Phone: Dialogue    | None          | None                  |
|           |when calling Drake       |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Helicopter |Drake Tower Roof:        | Aneki         | None                  |
|Pilot (1)  |Dialogue when at the     | Bremerton     |                       |
|           |Towers; flies you to     | Drake         |                       |
|           |Volcano                  | Volcano*      |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Helicopter |Drake Volcano, Landing   | Drake*        | None                  |
|Pilot (2)  |Pad: Dialogue when at the|               |                       |
|           |Volcano; flies you back  |               |                       |
|           |to Drake Tower           |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Scientist  |Drake Volcano: In the    | Head Computer*| Aneki (Drake)         |
|(Pushkin)  |room next to Drake's;    |               | Head Computer         |
|           |takes you back to Drake  |               |  (Raitsov)            |
|           |Tower                    |               |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Mage       |Aneki Building: Entrance | None          | None                  |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
|Akimi      |Video Phone: Dialogue    | Akimi         | None                  |
|           |when calling Akimi; a    | Drake         |                       |
|           |Shadowrunner             | Hiring*       |                       |
|           |                         | Jester Spirit |                       |
|           |                         | Shadowrunners |                       |
|-----------|-------------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
| Akimi     |Hired: Dialogue when     | Akimi         | None                  |
|           |spoken to after hiring   | Drake         |                       |
|           |                         | Jester Spirit |                       |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Notes
-----
After defeating the Jester Spirit, you lose the following keywords: Bremerton, 
Docks, Ice, Laughlyn, Nirwanda, Rust Stilettos.



===============================================================================
9.  E N E M I E S                                                          SR1I
===============================================================================

The following section provides a complete listing off all the enemies in each 
section of the game, along with information about their HP, experience given, 
and nuyen dropped.  Each enemy with different fixed HP values is considered a 
"unique" enemy and is listed separately.  This begins to occur very frequently 
in the later section of Downtown.  The following terms are used in this 
section:

Enemy Name:   This is name you will see when placing the hand icon or crosshair 
              over an enemy.  Note that despite very different stats and 
              appearances, many enemies in the game share the same names.

Location      This is the location where the given enemy can be found.  All of 
Found:        the locations mentioned correspond to the Locations Chart at the 
              beginning of the Appendix.  Note that some enemies found in
              large, general areas, like the Streets, are all the same.  In
              other cases, unique enemies only exist in very specific places.
              These things are both noted in the Locations column.

Hit Points:   This is the HP that enemy has.  Some enemies have specific, fixed 
              HP totals, while others have HP ranges.  Generally, enemies that 
              appear randomly are more likely to have varying HP totals.  This 
              is not always the case, however.  All bosses and Arena fighters 
              have fixed totals.

Attack (ATP)  This is the enemy's attack power.  It works similar to Jake's and
              represents the maximum damage that the enemy can do.  As with
              your own attack power, actual damage per shot will be evenly
              distributed between 1 and the maximum (less Jake's defense).

Defense (DEF) This is the enemy's defense rating or armor value.  It also works
              similar to Jake's.  It will reduce damage by the value listed for
              each landed shot.  For example, if Jake is using the Beretta
              Pistol (which has Attack Power of 3) and the enemy has a Defense
              of 1, the maximum damage you can ever do is 2.  The damage
              numbers you see over the enemy's head will be 2, 1, or nothing
              (0 or missed shot).  If the enemy's Defense exceeds the your
              weapon's attack power, you cannot damage that enemy.

EXP           Each enemy in the game has a certain amount of experience 
Points:       (EXP) points it gives when defeated, which is used in determining
              karma.  To recap again: Karma = Experience / 8.  You can think of
              the experience totals listed as eighths of karma, if this makes
              it simpler.  Once you have gotten 8 points of experience, the
              game gives you one point of karma.  A more detailed description
              can be found in the "Attributes & Skills" section above.  Note
              that, with the exception of the enemies in the Drake and Aneki
              Towers, all enemies have a fixed value of experience that they
              give.

Nuyen:        Most enemies drop nuyen when defeated.  The amount of nuyen 
              dropped by all non-boss enemies always falls into a specific 
              range.  Generally, there are four separate ranges:
              
                  Nuyen           Nuyen
                  Range           Total
                  =====           =====
                  Low             10-20
                  Medium          30-60
                  High            70-100
                  Very High       150-200
                 
              There are no enemies that ever drop between 100 and 150 nuyen.  
              The nuyen values for every enemy are listed in the charts.

Other Notes:  Anything special about a certain enemy -- from a specific action 
              to an item that is dropped -- is mentioned here.  See any
              corresponding notes below the table.


============
TENTH STREET
============
Enemies are listed on order of likely appearance.

o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|     Enemy     |   Location(s)   | Hit  |  ATP  |  DEF  |Experience|  Nuyen  |
|     Name      |     Found       |Points|       |       |  Points  |         |
|===============|=================|======|=======|=======|==========|=========|
| Orc (note a)  |  Dark Alley     |  8   |   3   |   0   |    1     |  None   |
|               |                 |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Peephole      |  Streets        |  3   |   3   |   0   |    1     |  None   |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Sniper        |  Streets        |  3   |   2   |   0   |    1     |  10-20  |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Hitman (Hole) |  Streets        |  10  |   5   |   0   |    1     |  None   |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Hitman (Roof) |  Streets        |  10  |   4   |   0   |    1     |  30-60  |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Mage (W-G)    |Glutman's Office | 5-7  |   5   |   0   |    2     |  10-20  |
|               |   Building      |      |       |       |          |         |
|               |Seems Familiar   |      |       |       |          |         |
|               |   Building      |      |       |       |          |         |
|               |Business Man's   |      |       |       |          |         |
|               |   Building      |      |       |       |          |         |
|               |Jake's Apartment |      |       |       |          |         |
|               |   Building      |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Heavy Dude    |Glutman's Office | 10-12|   4   |   0   |    2     |  10-20  |
|               |   Building      |      |       |       |          |         |
|               |Seems Familiar   |      |       |       |          |         |
|               |   Building      |      |       |       |          |         |
|               |Business Man's   |      |       |       |          |         |
|               |   Building      |      |       |       |          |         |
|               |Jake's Apartment |      |       |       |          |         |
|               |   Building      |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Heavy Dude(2) |Seems Familiar   | 15-19|   4   |   0   |    2     |  30-60  |
| (note b)      |   Building      |      |       |       |          |         |
|               |                 |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Scary Ghoul   |  Graveyard      | 4-40 |   4   |   0   |    2     |  None   |
| (note c)      |  Crypts         |      |       |       |          |         |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Notes
-----
a) Drops Leather Jacket when killed.

b) This is a buffed up Heavy Dude and only exists in this one room in the
   entire Tenth Street stage.  The rewards for killing his foe are no better
   than for the easier ones, so he should be avoided.

c.) The Ghouls' HP totals increase each time you kill one, then leave the
    screen and re-enter.  Their HP starts at 4 and increases in 2 HP increments
    until 40, which is the maximum.  Note also that the first Ghoul killed
    after healing the Indian Shaman will drop a Ghoul Bone. 


========
OLD TOWN
========
See below the table for tactics on beating each gang member.

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|     Enemy     |   Location(s)   | Hit  |  ATP  |  DEF  |Experience|  Nuyen  |
|     Name      |     Found       |Points|       |       |  Points  |         |
|===============|=================|======|=======|=======|==========|=========|
| Heavy Dude    | Caryards Dead   | 15-17|   5   |   0   |    2     |  10-20  |
|               | End             |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Mage (W-G)    | Caryards Dead   | 5-7  |   5   |   0   |    2     |  10-20  |
|               | End             |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Gang Member   | Arena Fight 1   |  25  |   6   |   0   |    22    |  300    |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Heavy Dude (1)| Arena Fight 2   |  15  |   2   |   0   |    8     |  700    |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Heavy Dude (2)| Arena Fight 3   |  20  |   4   |   0   |    20    |  1000   |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Mage (1)      | Arena Fight 4   |  30  |   9   |   0   |    12    |  2000   |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Mage (2)      | Arena Fight 5   |  36  |   5   |   0   |    13    |  3000   |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Samurai       | Arena Fight 6   |  40  |  9/4  |   0   |    9     |  4000   |
|  Warrior      |                 |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Ferocious Orc | Arena Fight 7   |  50  |   4   |   0   |    26    |  5000   |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Gang Leader   | Arena Fight 8   |  30  |  10   |   0   |    25    |  6000   |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Troll Decker  | Arena Fight 9   |  40  |  14   |   0   |    36    |  7000   |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| (Replicating) | Arena Fight 10  |  50  |  3/7  |  4/3  |    40    |  8000   |
|  Mage         |                 |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| The King      | Arena           |  45  |   5   |   1   |    31    |  3000   |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Peephole      | Streets         |  3   |   1   |   1   |    1     |  None   |
|               | Alley           |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Sniper        | Streets         |  3   |   2   |   0   |    1     |  10-20  |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Hitman (Roof) | Alley           |  10  |   5   |   0   |    1     |  30-60  |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o


========
DOWNTOWN
========
The downtown section is by far the largest in the game, so several of the major 
sections are split up to make the charts easier to use.


o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|     Enemy     |   Location(s)   | Hit  |  ATP  |  DEF  |Experience|  Nuyen  |
|     Name      |     Found       |Points|       |       |  Points  |         |
|===============|=================|======|=======|=======|==========|=========|
| Ferocious Orc | Daley Station   |  15  |   4   |   0   |    6     |  70-100 |
| (note a)      |                 |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Ferocious Orc | Daley Station   |  15  |   4   |   0   |    6     |  30-60  |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Peephole      | Streets         |  15  |   5   |   0   |    1     |  None   |
|               | Docks 1         |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Hitman (Hole) | Streets         |  20  |   5   |   0   |    1     |  None   |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Hitman (Bush) | Streets         |  13  |   5   |   2   |    1     |  None   |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Hitman (Roof) | Streets         |  10  |   4   |   0   |    1     |  30-60  |
|               | Docks 1,2       |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Gang Member   | Dark Blade Gate | 20-35|  6/4  |   2   |    2     |  30-60  |
|               | (left)          |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Gang Member   | Dark Blade Gate | 20-35|  6/5  |   3   |    4     |  70-100 |
|               | (right)         |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Ferocious Orc | Wastelands,     |  15  |   5   |   2   |    2     |  30-60  |
|               | entrance        |      |       |       |          |         |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Notes
-----
a) Drops Iron Key when killed.


=====
DOCKS
=====

o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|     Enemy     |   Location(s)   | Hit  |  ATP  |  DEF  |Experience|  Nuyen  |
|     Name      |     Found       |Points|       |       |  Points  |         |
|===============|=================|======|=======|=======|==========|=========|
| Mage (V-G)    | Docks 2         |  5-7 |   5   |   0   |    1     |  30-60  |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Massive Orc   | Docks 2, Octopus| 15-22|   4   |   3   |    3     |  30-60  |
|               | Warehouse       |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Massive Orc   | Docks 2,3       | 15-22|   3   |   2   |    3     |  30-60  |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Mage (V-PB)   | Docks 3         |  15  |   7   |   3   |    1     |  30-60  |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Mage (V-PB)   | Docks 3         |  15  |   7   |   3   |    2     |  30-60  |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Massive Orc   | Docks 3         | 15-19|   4   |   3   |    2     |  30-60  |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Mage (W-PB)   | Docks: Office   |  5   |   7   |   2   |    1     |  30-60  |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Mage (W-PB)   | Docks: Office   |  15  |   7   |   3   |    1     |  30-60  |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Mage (W-PB)   | Docks: Octopus  | 15-22|   7   |   0   |    1     |  30-60  |
|               |        Warehouse|      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Octopus       | Docks: Octopus  |  90  |   3   |   3   |    26    |  2000   |
| (note a)      |        Warehouse|      |4(ooze)|       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Massive Orc   | Docks: Boat     |  40  |       |       |    3     |  70-100 |
| (note b)      |        Harbor   |      |       |       |          |         |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Notes
-----
a) Leaves a pool of ink when killed.

b) Drops Explosives when killed.


==============
RUST STILETTOS
==============

o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|     Enemy     |   Location(s)   | Hit  |  ATP  |  DEF  |Experience|  Nuyen  |
|     Name      |     Found       |Points|       |       |  Points  |         |
|===============|=================|======|=======|=======|==========|=========|
| Heavy Dude    | Rust Stilettos, |  20  |   2   |   0   |    5     |  30-60  |
| (note a)      | entrance        |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Gang Member   | Rust Stilettos, | 20-35|  6/2  |   0   |    2     |  30-60  |
|               | entrance        |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Heavy Dude    | Rust Stilettos, |  20  |   4   |   0   |   10     |  30-60  |
|               | entrance        |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Gang Member   | Rust Stilettos, | 20-35|  6/2  |   0   |    2     |  30-60  |
|               | front room      |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Ferocious Orc | Rust Stilettos, | 10-24|   4   |   0   |    9     |  30-60  |
|               | front room      |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Ferocious Orc | Rust Stilettos, | 10-24|   4   |   3   |    9     |  30-60  |
| (note b)      | enter from door |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Heavy Dude    | Rust Stilettos, | 10-24|   4   |   0   |    9     |  30-60  |
|               | back room       |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Heavy Dude    | Rust Stilettos, |  20  |   2   |   0   |    10    |  30-60  |
|               | back room       |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Heavy Dude    | Rust Stilettos, |  40  |   4   |   0   |    11    |  70-100 |
|               | back room       |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Gang Member   | Rust Stilettos, |  35  |   5   |   2   |    7     |  70-100 |
|               | back room       |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Gang Leader   | Rust Stilettos, |  30  |   5   |   2   |    18    |  None   |
| (note c)      | back room       |      |       |       |          |         |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Notes
-----
a) Greets you when you first approach (then tries to kill you).

b) Drops the Crowbar when killed.

c.) Drops the Password when killed.


=================
RAT SHAMAN'S LAIR
=================

o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|     Enemy     |   Location(s)   | Hit  |  ATP  |  DEF  |Experience|  Nuyen  |
|     Name      |     Found       |Points|       |       |  Points  |         |
|===============|=================|======|=======|=======|==========|=========|
| Ghoul         | Rat Shaman's    | 31-41|   4   |   0   |    2     |  None   |
| (note a)      | Lair, entrance  |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Giant Rat     | Sewers          |  15  |   3   |   1   |    5     |  None   |
| (Pink, Bites) | Rat Shaman Room |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Giant Rat     | Sewers          |  15  |   3   |   1   |    5     |  None   |
| (Gray, Bites) | Rat Shaman Room |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Giant Rat     | Sewers          |  12  |   5   |   2   |    6     |  None   |
| (Pink, Shoots)| Rat Shaman Room |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Giant Rat     | Sewers          |  12  |   5   |   2   |    6     |  None   |
| (Gray, Shoots)| Rat Shaman Room |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Rat Shaman    | Rat Shaman Room |  70  |   6   |   4   |    20    |  3000   |
| (see below)   |                 |      |       |       |          |         |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Notes
-----
a) The Ghoul starts with 31 HP and has its HP maximum increase by 2 each time
   you kill one and leave the screen.  This will happen until the Ghoul has 41
   HP, at which point this will be its total for the rest of the game.


==================
DARK BLADE MANSION
==================

o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|     Enemy     |   Location(s)   | Hit  |  ATP  |  DEF  |Experience|  Nuyen  |
|     Name      |     Found       |Points|       |       |  Points  |         |
|===============|=================|======|=======|=======|==========|=========|
| Mage          | Dark Blade Foyer|  60  |   4   |   3   |    10    |  70-100 |
| (note a)      |                 |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Cruel Man     | DB: Office      |  30  |   4   |   2   |    11    |  70-100 |
|               | DB: Conference  |      |       |       |          |         |
|               |     room        |      |       |       |          |         |
|               | DB: Kitchen     |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Samurai       | DB: Office      |  30  |   4   |   3   |    9     |  70-100 |
| Warrior       | DB: Kitchen     |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Samurai       | DB: Conference  |  30  |   4   |   3   |    9     |  70-100 |
| Warrior       |     room        |      |       |       |          |         |
| (note b)      |                 |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Ghoul         | Catacombs 1-3   |  20  |   8   |   0   |    3     |  None   |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Ghoul         | Vampire Room    |  15  |   8   |   3   |    5     |  None   |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Vampire       | Vampire Room    | N/A  |   8   |  N/A  |    32    |  5000   |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Notes
-----
a) Talks to you when you enter the mansion.

b) Drops Mesh Jacket when killed.



=========
BREMERTON
=========

o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|     Enemy     |   Location(s)   | Hit  |  ATP  |  DEF  |Experience|  Nuyen  |
|     Name      |     Found       |Points|       |       |  Points  |         |
|===============|=================|======|=======|=======|==========|=========|
| Gang Leader   | Outer Ship 1,2  |  20  |   4   |   0   |    10    |  30-60  |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Gang Member   | Outer Ship 1    |  30  |  6/2  |   0   |    2     |  70-100 |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Gang Member   | Outer Ship 2    |  35  |  6/2  |   0   |    7     |  70-100 |
|               | Inner Ship 6    |      |       |       |          |         |
|               | Inner Ship 11   |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Gang Member   | Outer Ship 2    |  33  |   5   |   2   |    2     |  70-100 |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Gang Member   | Outer Ship 2    |  22  |  6/2  |   0   |    2     |  70-100 |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Doggie        | Outer Ship 1    |  20  |   5   |   0   |    0     |  None   |
| (note a)      |                 |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Poison Ooze   | Inner Ship 1    |  0   |   6   |   0   |    0     |  None   |
| (Red)         | Inner Ship 4    |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Massive Orc   | B1: Stairway 1  | 15-19|   3   |   2   |    2     |  30-60  |
|               | B2: Stairway 2  |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Massive Orc   | B1: Stairway 1  | 15-22|   4   |   3   |    3     |  30-60  |
|               | B1: Stairway 3  |      |       |       |          |         |
|               | B2: Stairway 2  |      |       |       |          |         |
|               | Inner Ship 3    |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Ferocious Orc | B1: Stairway 2  | 15-22|   4   |   3   |    3     |  30-60  |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Heavy Dude    | B1: Stairway 1  | 20-29|   3   |   2   |    4     |  70-100 |
|               | B1: Stairway 2  |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Massive Orc   | B1: Stairway 3  | 20-29|   5   |   4   |    4     |  70-100 |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Ferocious Orc | B1: Stairway 3  | 20-29|   5   |   4   |    4     |  70-100 |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Ferocious Orc | B1: Safe Room   |  30  |   3   |   3   |    20    |  70-100 |
| (note b)      |                 |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Gang Leader   | Inner Ship 11   |  30  |   5   |   0   |    3     |  30-60  |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Poison Ooze   | Inner Ship 5    |  30  |   3   |   3   |   None   |  None   |
| (Gray)(note c)|                 |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Slimy Toxic   | Inner Ship 9    | N/A  |   4   |  N/A  |   None   |  None   |
| Waste         | Inner Ship 12   |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Mage (W-PB)   | B2: Stairway 1  |  5   |   7   |   2   |    1     |  30-60  |
|               | B2: Stairway 3  |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Mage (W-PB)   | B2: Stairway 2  |  15  |   7   |   3   |    1     |  30-60  |
|               | B2: Stairway 3  |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Massive Orc   | B2: Safe Room   | N/A  |   5   |  N/A  |   None   |  None   |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Ferocious Orc | B2: Safe Room   | N/A  |   5   |  N/A  |   None   |  None   |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Naga          | Other Dimension:|  30  |   15  |   4   |    32    |  None   |
|               | Chamber 1       |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Ghoul         | Other Dimension:|  20  |   6   |   0   |    4     |  None   |
|               | Chamber 1       |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Bubbles       | Other Dimension:|  15  |   5   |   0   |    5     |  None   |
|               | Chamber 2       |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Jester Spirit | Jester Spirit   |20,40 |   15  |   2   |    56    |  None   |
| (note d)      | Room            |      |       |       |          |         |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

NOTES
-----
a) Drops Dog Tags when killed.

b) Drops Safe Key when killed.

c) Leaves Toxic Water when killed.

d) The Jester Spirit's HP will reset to 40 after he's sustained 20 damage.  At
   this time, his attack will also change to target Jake more specifically.
   Once this the next 40 HP have been depleted, the Jester Spirit will utter a
   taunting message, meaning you can Talk to him.


===========
DRAKE TOWER
===========

o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|     Enemy     |   Location(s)   | Hit  |  ATP  |  DEF  |Experience|  Nuyen  |
|     Name      |     Found       |Points|       |       |  Points  |         |
|===============|=================|======|=======|=======|==========|=========|
| Mage          | Drake Tower:    |  30  |   4   |   4   |    11    |  70-100 |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Samurai       | Drake Tower:    |  20  |   9   |   3   |    4-7   |  70-100 |
| Warrior       | Floors 2,3      |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Samurai       | Drake Tower:    |  22  |   9   |   3   |    4-7   |  70-100 |
| Warrior       | Floors 2,3      |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Samurai       | Drake Tower:    |  24  |   9   |   3   |    4-7   |  70-100 |
| Warrior       | Floor 2         |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Mage          | Drake Tower:    |  20  | 11/6  |   2   |    3-5   |  70-100 |
|               | Floor 3         |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Samurai       | Drake Tower:    |  23  |   9   |   3   |    4-7   |  70-100 |
| Warrior       | Floors 4,5      |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Samurai       | Drake Tower:    |  25  |   9   |   3   |    4-7   |  70-100 |
| Warrior       | Floor 4         |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Samurai       | Drake Tower:    |  25  |   9   |   3   |    4-7   |  70-100 |
| Warrior       | Floor 4         |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Samurai       | Drake Tower:    |  26  |   9   |   3   |    4-7   |  70-100 |
| Warrior       | Floors 4,5      |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Samurai       | Drake Tower:    |  28  |   9   |   3   |    4-7   |  70-100 |
| Warrior       | Floor 5         |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Mage          | Drake Tower:    |  22  |  11/6 |   2   |    3-5   |  70-100 |
|               | Floor 5         |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Samurai       | Drake Tower:    |  30  |   9   |   3   |    4-7   |  70-100 |
| Warrior       | Floor 6         |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Mage          | Drake Tower:    |  30  | 11/6  |   2   |    3-5   |  70-100 |
|               | Floor 6         |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Sentry Gun    | Drake Tower:    |  40  |  10   |   3   |    6     |  None   |
|               | Roof            |      |       |       |          |         |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o


=============
DRAKE VOLCANO
=============

o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|     Enemy     |   Location(s)   | Hit  |  ATP  |  DEF  |Experience|  Nuyen  |
|     Name      |     Found       |Points|       |       |  Points  |         |
|===============|=================|======|=======|=======|==========|=========|
| Scientist     | Volcano:        |  0   |  N/A  |   0   |   None   |  None   |
|  (Scared)     | Sublevels 1-4   |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Scientist     | Volcano:        | 30-49|   7   |   3   |    6     |  None   |
| (Sentry Gun)  | Sublevels 2-4   |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Scientist     | Volcano:        |  20  |   9   |   0   |    1     |  None   |
|  (Grenades)   | Sublevel 3      |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Scientist     | Volcano:        |  25  |   9   |   0   |    1     |  None   |
|  (Grenades)   | Sublevel 4      |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Scientist     | Volcano:        |  35  |   9   |   0   |    1     |  None   |
|  (Grenades)   | Sublevel 4      |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Scientist     | Volcano:        |  10  |  N/A  |   0   |   None   |  None   |
|  (Standing)   | Sublevel 4      |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Troll Decker  | Volcano:        |  44  |   4   |   2   |    5     | 150-200 |
|               | Sublevel 1      |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Troll Decker  | Volcano:        |  44  |   6   |   2   |    5     | 150-200 |
|               | Sublevel 1-2    |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Troll Decker  | Volcano:        |  45  |   8   |   2   |    5     | 150-200 |
|               | Sublevel 3      |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Troll Decker  | Volcano:        |  40  |   9   |   2   |    5     | 150-200 |
|               | Sublevel 4      |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Troll Decker  | Volcano:        |  55  |  11   |   2   |    5     | 150-200 |
|               | Sublevel 4      |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Troll Decker  | Volcano:        |  60  |  11   |   2   |    5     | 150-200 |
|               | Sublevel 4      |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Naga          | Volcano:        |  40  |  15   |   0   |    29    |  None   |
|               | Sublevel 4      |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Naga          | Volcano:        |  60  |  15   |   0   |    36    |  None   |
|               | Sublevel 4      |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Naga (Gold)   | Volcano:        |  80  |  15   |   0   |    50    |  None   |
| (note a)      | Sublevel 4      |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Drake         | Volcano:        | 250  | 20/6  |   5   |    90    |  None   |
|               | Sublevel 4      |      |       |       |          |         |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

NOTES
-----

a) Drops Serpent Scales when killed.


==============
ANEKI BUILDING
==============

o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o
|     Enemy     |   Location(s)   | Hit  |  ATP  |  DEF  |Experience|  Nuyen  |
|     Name      |     Found       |Points|       |       |  Points  |         |
|===============|=================|======|=======|=======|==========|=========|
| Mage          | Aneki: Entrance |  30  |   4   |   4   |    9     |  70-100 |
| (note a)      |                 |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Ferocious Orc | Aneki: Entrance | 128  |   5   |   0   |    11    |  70-100 |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Samurai       | Aneki: Floor 2L |  30  |  12   |   4   |   4-11   | 150-200 |
| Warrior       |        Floor 2R |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Ferocious Orc | Aneki: Floor 2L |  44  |  12   |   3   |   2-8    | 150-200 |
|               |        Floor 5R |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Ferocious Orc | Aneki: Floor 2L |  45  |  12   |   3   |   2-8    | 150-200 |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Massive Orc   | Aneki: Floor 2L |  40  |  12   |   3   |   2-8    | 150-200 |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Samurai       | Aneki: Floor 2R |  33  |  12   |   4   |   4-11   | 150-200 |
| Warrior       |        Floor 3R |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Massive Orc   | Aneki: Floor 2R |  46  |  12   |   3   |   2-8    | 150-200 |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Mage          | Aneki: Floor 2R |  27  | 7/12  |   4   |   3-9    | 150-200 |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Samurai       | Aneki: Floor 3L |  28  |  12   |   4   |   4-11   | 150-200 |
| Warrior       |                 |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Massive Orc   | Aneki: Floor 3L |  30  |  12   |   3   |   2-8    | 150-200 |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Massive Orc   | Aneki: Floor 3L |  39  |  12   |   3   |   2-8    | 150-200 |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Massive Orc   | Aneki: Floor 3L |  40  |  12   |   3   |   2-8    | 150-200 |
|               |        Floor 4R |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Mage          | Aneki: Floor 3L |  28  | 7/12  |   4   |   3-9    | 150-200 |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Samurai       | Aneki: Floor 3R |  34  |  12   |   4   |   4-11   | 150-200 |
| Warrior       |        Floor 4R |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Massive Orc   | Aneki: Floor 3R |  44  |  12   |   3   |   2-8    | 150-200 |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Mage          | Aneki: Floor 3R |  27  | 7/12  |   3   |   3-9    | 150-200 |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Troll Decker  | Aneki: Floor 3E |  25  |  14   |   0   |    16    | 150-200 |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Troll Decker  | Aneki: Floor 4E |  58  |  14   |   0   |    16    | 150-200 |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Samurai       | Aneki: Floor 4L |  40  |  12   |   4   |   4-11   | 150-200 |
| Warrior       |        Floor 5R |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Ferocious Orc | Aneki: Floor 4L |  46  |  12   |   3   |   2-8    | 150-200 |
|               |        Floor 5R |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Massive Orc   | Aneki: Floor 4L |  50  |  12   |   3   |   2-8    | 150-200 |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Mage          | Aneki: Floor 4R |  36  | 7/12  |   4   |   3-9    | 150-200 |
|               |        Floor 5R |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Samurai       | Aneki: Floor 5L |  46  |  12   |   4   |   4-11   | 150-200 |
| Warrior       |                 |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Samurai       | Aneki: Floor 5L |  47  |  12   |   4   |   4-11   | 150-200 |
| Warrior       |                 |      |       |       |          |         |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Mage          | Aneki: Floor 5L |  30  | 7/12  |   4   |   3-9    | 150-200 |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Troll Decker  | Aneki: Floor 5L |  60  |  14   |   0   |    16    | 150-200 |
|---------------|-----------------|------|-------|-------|----------|---------|
| Mage          | Aneki: Floor 5R |  32  | 7/12  |   4   |   3-9    | 150-200 |
o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

NOTES
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a) Warns you when you approach.



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10.  T H E   M A T R I X   A N D   I C S                                  SR1J
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Once you have repaired Jake's datajack or hired a decker Shadowrunner, you can 
access various computers to enter the Matrix.  If a computer has a label when 
you place the cursor over it, it is usually accessible (except in the later 
portions of the game, notably the Volcano).  To enter, Use the cyberdeck on the 
computer.  The cyberdeck is found in Glutman's office in the first area in case 
you do not currently have it.  You can access a Shadowrunner's cyberdeck by 
examining him and going to his items screen.

The Matrix takes place in overhead view.  When you in, an avatar of the person 
is placed inside the virtual world.  The avatar uses the character's health, 
which is represented by the first bar on the bottom left corner of the screen.  
The bar below that represents the character's active memory (sort of like RAM), 
which stores the data you retrieve on each trip into the Matrix.  The data is 
processed and purged when you exit, so this bar resets each time you enter.  
You add data to the character's memory by pressing the A-button when at a 
directory or datastore.  You can exit the Matrix at any time by pressing the X-
button.  You should make sure to do this if your life is low, as it is possible 
to be killed inside the Matrix.

=============
MATRIX LEVELS
=============
There are two types of matrix levels:

 1. Data levels
 2. CPU levels

Data levels are virtual information warehouses.  You will often obtain a data 
file once you have transferred the information inside.  Many times, you will 
also earn nuyen from the hacked account, as all money exists electronically.  
Stealing money through the Matrix is actually one of the best ways to earn it.

CPU levels are often much larger and more difficult than pure data levels.  
This level will have a main CPU that can be reprogrammed (A-button) or 
destroyed (B-button) in order to affect some object in the outside world.  For 
example, destroying or reprogramming a CPU may allow you to access an elevator 
or disable a security alert.  Destroying the CPU also eliminates all local ICs. 
As far as the effects on the physical world, it never matters whether you 
reprogram or destroy a CPU, only that you do one of those actions.  CPU levels 
sometimes have data stores (and accounts with nuyen) that you can also pilfer.

============
GUARDIAN ICS
============
To protect the data and CPUs, the Matrix implements ICs (Intrusion 
Countermeasure Electronics), which are invisible guardians that sit on various 
tiles.  On each tile, your cyberdeck will relay a message at the top of the 
screen telling you how many ICs reside on the eights squares around Jake.  You 
have no indication as to which tile the ICs are on, so maneuvering through them 
requires some guesswork.  If you run into an IC, you will lose a substantial 
amount of life.  You can, however, attempt to combat and destroy the ICs.  To 
do so, press the B-button whenever you receive a message alerting you to ICs 
and you will attack the square directly in front you.

When try to attack, one of three things can happen:

 1. There will be no IC in front of you, so nothing happens (1 HP life loss)
 2. You destroy the IC successfully
 3. You attack the IC, but are not able to destroy it (larger life loss)

Some other facts on ICs:

- The game has eight different types of ICs, and the only difference between
  each IC type is its maximum damage. 
- The eight IC types have the following maximum damage: 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36,
  42, 48. 
- If you walk into an IC or your attack fails, you will suffer damage that is
  equal to some random number between 1 and the IC's maximum damage. 
- Nothing in the game (armor, Computer stat) can reduce IC damage. 
- Your accuracy in attacking the ICs is the same regardless of which type it
  is, and this is determined by your Computer stat. 
- There is no way to tell within the game which type of IC you are fighting,
  and some levels have multiple types.  Typically, the further you are in the
  game, the stronger the type of IC.

Before entering the Matrix, you should boost your Computer skill to level 6.  
It is quite invaluable and does not take long to max.



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11.  P H O N E   N U M B E R S                                             SR1K
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Below is a listing of all the Phone Numbers that Jake can store in his phone 
directory, along with how to obtain each.


     Person /                      Directory          Phone  
     Location                      Listing            Number
     ========                      =========          =======
     Sassie                        Sassie             702-826 
     Glutman's Office              Glutman            934-782 
     Talisman Shop                 Talis.             416-822 
     Wastelands Club*              Wast.              652-711 
     Dark Blade Mansion            Dblade             826-611 
     Akimi                         Akimi              748-347 
     Dr. Maplethorpe's Office      Dr. M              261-688 
     Drake                         Drake              233-435


Sassie                You can find her number written on the Ripped Note on the
                      desk in Jake's apartment.  When called, Sassie will pick
                      up.  Once you have learned the *Glutman* keyword from
                      her, Sassie will no longer answer her phone.

Glutman's Office      You are given this number from Sassie when you ask her
                      about *Calls*.  The number leads to a conversation with
                      Glutman's secretary.  You need to ask her about *Glutman*
                      for him to be waiting at The Cage, which is essential for
                      progressing the plot.  Talking to the secretary in person
                      yields the same conversation, so it is never necessary to
                      call this number.

Talisman Shop         This number is given to you by the Shaman in the
                      Talismans Shop when you ask her about *Talismans*.  This
                      number comes in useful later when you want to get the
                      Dark Blade phone number, but is not essential.  You can
                      get the Dark Blade number by talking to the Shaman in
                      person.

Wastelands Club       When dialed, this number leads to a conversation with
                      bartender of the Wastelands Club.  It is not possible to
                      ever get this number in the course of the game.  The club
                      owner doesn't say anything particularly important anyway,
                      so this number was likely taken out of the game because
                      it was useless.

Dark Blade            You are given this number from the Shaman of the Talisman
Mansion               Shop when you ask her about *Dark Blade*, either over the
                      phone or in person.  When dialed, you speak with Johan,
                      one of the vampires at the mansion and the same man who
                      greets you at the entrance.  On the phone, you need to
                      ask about *Magic Fetish*, and the gate to the mansion
                      will be opened.  Once you ask about this word, you will
                      never get a response when dialing Dark Blade again.

Akimi                 You learn this number from examining the DF_DS-AKIMI
                      file, which is obtained from a computer on Sublevel 3 of
                      the Drake Volcano.  When called, you are put in touch
                      with Akimi, who can be hired if asked about *Hiring*.  If
                      you chose to hire her, the payment will be made over the
                      phone, and you meet her at Daley Station (she gets off
                      the first train that stops).

Dr. Maplethorpe's     This number is learned by asking the bartender (Cecil) of
Office                the Jagged Nails Club about *Street Doc*.  He charges you
                      100 nuyen, then gives the number.  Note that the number
                      was taken out of the "Chop Shop" version of the game.  In
                      that version, Cecil says "I think she's too good for
                      you," but keeps your money.  When dialed, the number puts
                      you in touch with the office secretary.  About the only
                      useful thing you are told is that office is around the
                      corner from the Aneki building.  Calling this number
                      isn't at all necessary.

Drake                 You learn this number by examining the DF_DR_VOLCANO
                      file, which is obtained after piecing together the
                      fragment files found on floors 2 through 5 of the Drake
                      Tower.  When dialed, Drake gets infuriated with Jake.
                      Calling the number does nothing, and is likely just in
                      the game for amusement.


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12.  D U M M Y   I T E M S                                                 SR1L
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There are a few items that were dummied out of the game but can still exist -- 
meaning they can be enabled using cheat codes.  The following is a list of two 
of the more interesting items that had a definitive purpose in the game.


DOG FOOD              This item was originally part of the quest in obtaining
                      the Dog items  the Dog Collar and Dog Tags.  The exact
                      purpose is unknown, since all the event scripting that
                      went along with it was removed.  It is a good guess,
                      however, that it was used to lure on or both of the dogs
                      in order to get the two dog items.  If enabled and used
                      in the game, it will cause a crash.


MOBILE TV PHONE       This item is a cellular video phone that allows you to
                      make calls from anywhere, without needing to use the
                      Credstick.  This mobile phone was originally dropped by
                      one of the gang members in the back room of the Rust
                      Stilettos hangout.  When used, it simply brings up the
                      phone directory screen, the same way as it does when Jake
                      makes a call from a video phone.  Perhaps this item made
                      the game a little too easy, because, for whatever reason,
                      it was removed.  This item still works perfectly fine if
                      enabled in the game.



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13.  C O M P U T E R S   Y O U   C A N   H A C K   F O R   N U Y E N      SR1M
==============================================================================

Below are the locations of all the computers in the game that can be hacked for 
nuyen.  Note that you must either repair Jake's datajack or hire a decker 
Shadowrunner before you can enter these computers.


Location                                    Nuyen
--------                                    -----
Glutman's Office (Tenth Street)             1,000
Vacant Office on Docks                      2,000
Dark Blade Office                          10,000

Drake Tower (second floor)                  8,000
Drake Tower (fifth floor)                  10,000

Volcano (sub-level 3)                      25,000
Volcano (sub-level 3)                      12,000
Volcano (sub-level 3)                       5,000

Aneki Building (third floor, right)        10,000
                                           12,500
Aneki Building (fourth floor, right)       25,000
Aneki Building (fifth floor, right)        50,000
                                           20,000



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14.  G O O D   S P O T S   T O   E A R N   K A R M A                       SR1N
===============================================================================


1. VACANT OFFICE NEXT TO JAKE'S APARTMENT (TENTH STREET)
   Quality: **

   The two doors before Jake's apartment lead to an office that houses
   respawning enemies.  Enter the apartment from the bottom door, as this gives
   a clear shot of all enemies without having to move around.  It's useful to
   pick off the Mages first as they have a stronger attack than the Heavy Dudes
   and less HP.  Each enemy here gives you 2 EXP Points.  This is a great
   location to earn karma early on, but can also be used later in the game.
   Return here when you have the Shotgun and Mesh Jacket and the enemies will
   go down like flies.  


2. TENTH STREET CEMETERY
   Quality: ***

   The cemetery at Tenth Street spawns numerous Ghouls that can be killed for 2
   EXP each.  This is great place to hang around for a while.  Unfortunately,
   each time you kill a Ghoul and reenter the screen, its HP has PERMANENTLY
   increased by 2.  So while the Ghouls are initially very easy to kill, they
   become quite difficult after 7 or 8 trips.  You should still spend some time
   here, as this is easy karma for a while, but leave once the Ghouls start
   becoming a pain to take down.


3. DEAD-END AT THE CARYARDS
   Quality: *

   If you need to power-up a little before an arena fight, there is an enemy
   area south of the main caryards screen that houses Heavy Dudes and Mages.
   It's a good idea to target the Mages first, as they are easier to kill.
   This is not the best place for powering-up, but it's relatively close to a
   bed and, quite frankly, it's all you have without leaving the caryards.
   Once you can leave the caryards, however, the office next to Jake's
   apartment in Tenth Street is superior to this one.


4. THE DOCKS (DOWNTOWN)
   Quality: **

   The Docks in the downtown area house numerous enemies that make for a decent
   mid-game spot to earn money and karma.  The best enemies to fight (though
   also the hardest) are the Orcs.  There two that can appear at the bottom of
   the second screen, so moving between that screen and the boat harbor screen
   (where the Boat Driver is) is a pretty good way to earn karma.  Not ideal,
   but the best you can do at the time.


5. DARK BLADE CATACOMBS
   Quality: *****

   The catacombs beneath the Dark Blade mansion are possibly the best power-up
   location in the game.  You can earn massive amounts of karma here in a very
   quick time due to the limitless supply of Ghouls.  They key is positioning
   yourself not to take damage.  The safest place is to stand at behind one of
   the coffins near the bottom of the screen.  Stand directly behind the
   southernmost tip of the coffin and the Ghouls should not be able to reach
   you.  The coffins will block their way.  From here, you can safely pick off
   the Ghouls.  It is possible to earn 8-10 karma or more per minute.

   Some players have strategies that involve putting a rubber band on the
   controller and continuously killing Ghouls for hours without having to sit
   in front of the screen.  This is a possible strategy, but it's risky, as a
   stray Ghoul can wander down and make short work of you.  It would suck to
   lose a hundred or so karma this way.  You can achieve a similar effect by
   hiring Shadowrunners.  You probably need a party of two or three, but having
   an entourage of Shadowrunners will allow you to earn karma without doing
   anything.  Well, except monitoring them to make sure a Ghoul does not slip
   by.

   If you return here near the end of the game with the final upgrades to your
   armor, the Ghouls can no longer harm you.  This place becomes and ever
   better power-up location at that points for reaching the final stat levels.


6. DRAKE VOLCANO
   Quality: *****

   This trick involves the Gold Naga on the sub-level 4 of the Volcano.  If you
   do not pick up the Serpent Scales, the Gold Naga will return every time you
   revisit the screen.  The Gold Naga will give you 6-7 karma each time you
   kill it, making this the fastest place in the game to earn karma.  If you
   intend to earn karma from this foe, it is better off if you wait until after
   defeating Drake than attempting to do it on your first visit.  For one, it
   can be very magic consuming and there is no easy way to recover other than
   to go all the way back through Drake Tower.  Secondly, if you return later
   you can come back with better weaponry, which makes the Naga a lot easier.
   Note that once you pick up the Serpent Scales, you can never fight the Gold
   Naga again.

   There is a great bug that can work in your favor to make fighting the Gold
   Naga incredibly easy.  If you re-renter the screen from the back, behind the
   Gold Naga, there is a chance you can catch the foe "off guard" before the
   game activates it and has a chance to load its HP correctly.  When this
   happens, the Gold Naga dies in a single shot.  It can be hard for Jake to
   time this, but Shadowrunners will seem to pull it off every time.  This
   makes earning the final amounts of karma significantly easier.  If you go
   this route with a Shadowrunner, Frogtongue is a great choice given his
   relatively high defense and cost effectiveness.

   If you want to exploit the HP loading glitch, this spot is by far the
   fastest to level.  If you don't, I personally prefer the Catacombs above for
   a few reasons:

   1. The catacombs are quicker to reach and much closer to a save/recovery
      point.
   2. The Ghouls at the catacombs are less dangerous than the Naga.
   3. The Naga's movements often cause you to lose target lock, which gets
      annoying.
   4. At the end of the game, you can hire a trio of Shadowrunners for the
      Catacombs and let them earn karma for you while you are away.  No such
      luck with the Naga.

   Still, you cannot go wrong at either spot.  The choice is yours.



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15.  I N F I N I T E   N U Y E N   T R I C K                               SR1O
===============================================================================

You can earn an infinite amount of nuyen from the Vampire at the Dark Blade 
mansion.  Each time you pass through the portal in Bremerton, the Vampire is 
resurrected.  Return to the Dark Blade mansion and kill him as you did the 
first time.  When defeated, the Vampire will give you 5,000 nuyen again!  Now, 
return to Bremerton and make your way through the ship, into the alternate 
dimension, and back to the Jester's Room.  Pass through the portal that 
descends and the Vampire will revive again, repeating the cycle!

There are numerous bugs that players have reported that are associated with 
this trick.  Most of them revolve around the fact that the game removes the 
Strobes from your inventory once you go to the Drake Volcano for the first 
time.  Whether it's a version difference or a bug, there are some times when 
you can retrieve the Strobes from the Jagged Nails Club again and some times 
when you can't, meaning you cannot execute the trick.  There is no known work 
around for this or any real clarity on the cause.  If you have any information, 
please email me.

In all cases, you should still be able to pull off this trick an infinite 
number of times before you head to the Volcano for the first time, which is 
when it is most useful anyway.  Make sure you've fully upgraded all your gear 
by then and you should be well set for the rest of the game.



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R E V I S I O N    H I S T O R Y                                           SR0J
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Version 0.99  October 20, 2002 (Technical Walkthrough)
  - Preview Version

Version 1.0  October 24, 2002 (Technical Walkthrough)
  - Initial Release

Version 1.1  November 14, 2002 (Technical Walkthrough)
  - Added attack power, defense, firing rate, and weapon type data for all 
    Shadowrunners  
  - Added a Shadowrunner Ranking table, which compares the relative abilities 
    of each Shadowrunner
  - Changed several of the Shadowrunner evaluations
  - Added a Keyword Index
  - Added boss strategies for the Rat Shaman and Vampire
  - Corrected several keywords and responses in the Dialogue Map
  - Filled in some missing sections from Dialogue Map
  - Fixed table formatting; the guide should now display properly when viewed 
    in any browser
  - Minor spelling and formatting corrections

Version 2.0  January 31, 2007
  - The guide was converted into a full FAQ/Walkthrough.  Numerous changes and
    reorganization occurred.  Some are mentioned below
  - Added complete walkthrough for all sections of the game
  - Added Frequently Asked Questions section
  - Added attack and defense stats for all enemies
  - Added accuracy stats for Shadowrunners
  - Reformatted many sections for improved readability
  - Broke phone numbers and hidden items into own sections
  - Added sections for finding nuyen from computers, locations to earn karma,
    and the infinite nuyen trick
  - Minor spelling and formatting corrections

Version 2.1  September 1, 2009
  - Added the accuracy formula to the Firearms section of the Appendix
  - Added clarification on how the Computer stat works in the Appendix
  - Added section called "The Matrix and ICs" to Appendix
  - Changed multiple references regarding the maximum Firearms stat needed for
    100% accuracy throughout the walkthrough
  - Added a strategy about using Grenades during the Troll Decker arena fight
  - Clarified glitch associated with Infinite Nuyen Trick
  - Edited and adjusted some Shadowrunner evaluations
  - Divided Dialogue Map in Keywords section into sub-areas for easier
    navigation
  - Fixed erroneous reference to "Glutman" as "Grinder" in the FAQ section
  - Added a question about how to learn Negotiation skill to the FAQ section
  - Lowered recommended stats in many sections, as they were overkill
  - Renamed "Hidden Items" section to "Dummy Items" to avoid confusion
  - Minor spelling and formatting corrections


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C R E D I T S                                                              SR0K
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Big thanks to everyone who helped me with this guide, especially the members at 
the GameFAQs message boards - this guide would not have been possible without 
your ongoing support.  Particular thanks to the following:

- Rolling Skull, for providing a lot of the information on Shadowrunner stats 
and hiring, the event triggers for Kitsune and Spatter, the conditions for 
getting Dr. M's phone number, and many of the version differences.  Huge 
thanks, and I'm sure I'm missing a lot of stuff you helped me with.

- Vegetaman, for filling me on changing the Shadowrunner equipment, method for 
getting the Zip Gun, trick for easily killing the Gold Naga, and helping me 
uncover the purposes of armed and unarmed combat.  You've been invaluable in 
putting this guide together and supported the guide from the beginning.

- Binta, for some additional thoughts on when to hire Shadowrunners.

- Kevin Hansen and Nick Di-Perna, for the trick involving the use of grenades 
to kill the Troll Decker in the arena.

- A big thanks to andylee999, Aneki, Brad Hall, Brenden Scott, Deacon 
Swain2005, Derek Pennycuff, Dark Cyan, Dream Spawn, Ecicitsym, Frederic Briere, 
Jaime Campbell, JerryGreenwood, Kuro Ookami, Limit Break, Marsil79, 
ResidentGear31, silverglade, TNL 622, and Venom1660 for all your help and 
assistance on this guide.

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