YS 3 - THE WANDERERS FROM YS

FAQ/WALKTHROUGH

By Mr.Slam
e-mail: slam@tentacle.nl

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CONTENTS

I    - INTRODUCTION
II   - WEAPONS
III  - ARMORS
IV   - SHIELDS
V    - RINGS
VI   - LEVELING UP
VII  - WALKTHROUGH


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I INTRODUCTION


Hello, this is a Faq/Walkthough for Ys 3 - The Wanderers from Ys. This is an
side-scrolling RPG. The game isn't large and it's fairly difficult. Please 
excuse me for my English. I find my English knowlegde quite well, but of
course I make mistakes. If you have any questions, which aren't answered in 
this Faq/Walkthrough, you can always e-mail me at slam@tentacle.nl.


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II WEAPONS


Is his quest to stop evil, Adol will find several swords. Below is a list of
the swords you can find, with the prices and strenght. If there is a price, 
the sword must be found in a dungeon, or given to you by some one.
Also every sword is described.


Sword                Price            Additional Strength
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Short Sword          400 Gold                 10
Long Sword            --                      30
Broad Sword         8000 Gold                 60
Banded Slayer         --                      90 
Flame Sword           --                     135


Short Sword   : This sword is light and easy to handle, but it is not                         powerful.

Long Sword    : It is one meter long. This sword belongs to Duran at the mine 

Broad Sword   : This sword is made of pure steel. It is unwieldy and                          powerful.

Banded Slayer : It was the favorite sword of Dogi's Master for many years. It                 is easy to use and very powerful.

Flame Sword   : The most powerful sword in the region. This flame wielding                    sword has no enemy if it is used by an expert swordsman.


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III ARMOR
 

Below is a list of types of Armor you can find throughout the game.
Every Armor is described too.


Armor                Price            Additional Strength
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Leather Armor        300 Gold                 10
Chain Armor         1500 Gold                 30
Plate Mail            --                      50
Banded Armor       12000 Gold                 70 
Flame Armor           --                      95


Leather Armor : This armor is made of many layers of horse sides. It is light
                and doesn't restrict movements but it lacks as a good
                protective gear. 

Chain Armor   : This is made of chains and is very heavy. It is also counted
                as good protective gear.

Plate Mail    : The Plate Mail is made of pure steel. It is heavy and
                cumbersome, but it can withstand a pretty good fight.

Banded Armor  : It is easy to get and is good protective gear.

Battle Armor  : This is the best armor along with a Battle Shield. You will
                be surprised by the effectiveness of this armor.


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IV SHIELDS


Along with an armor, Adol can also use a shield. Below are the shield
describes and listed.


Shield               Price            Additional Strength
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Wood Shield          200 Gold                  5
Small Shield          --                      10
Large Shield        6000 Gold                 15
Banded Shield      10000 Gold                 25 
Battle Shield         --                      40

 
Wood Shield   : It is made of wood. This armor is light and uncumbersome, but
                it's relatively poor as protective gear. 

Small Shield  : This is smaller than a Wood Shield. It is made of an alloy
                and is very strong.

Large Shield  : This is larger than a Small Shield and is also made of an 
                alloy.

Banded Shield : This shield is sufficiant to protect a fighter; therefor
                one who dons the shield will have no worries during the fight. 

Battle Shield : This is the best shield along with the Battle Armor.


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V RINGS


Rings can aid you in your quest. They will give you a special ability. Here
are the rings listed, with there ability.


Power Ring   : When you wear this ring, you double your fighting power.

Shield Ring  : When you wear this ring, you double your defensive power.

Time Ring    : This ring governs time and cuts an enemy's speed in half.

Heal Ring    : When you wear this ring, you have the power to revive the dead.

Protect Ring : When you wear this ring, you are protected and void any enemy
               attack.


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VI LEVELING UP


In the Wanderers from Ys 3 Adol can get up to 12 levels. You can reach a
higher level by getting experience points. Below is a table with the level
and the experience points needed to reach the level.


Level        Hit Points          Experience points
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  1              20                      -- 
  2              40                     300                
  3              60                    1000
  4              80                    3000
  5             100                    6000 
  6             120                   10000
  7             140                   15000
  8             160                   20000
  9             180                   30000 
 10             200                   40000
 11             220                   50000
 12             255                   65535


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VII WALKTHROUGH



** TOWN OF SARINA **

 - Explore the town.

 - Buy a Wood Shield, Short Sword, Leather Armor and a Herb.

 Here's what the town looks like:

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    1   2   3   4   5
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 1. Dogi's house
 2. Empty house
 3. Grandma Ada's house 
 4. Item shop
 5. Weapon/Armor shop


 - When you exit the town there will be an injured miner. 

 - Go to the Tigre Mine to save the Mayor.



** TIGRE MINE **


 Items : - Power Ring   
         - Roy's Pendant
         - Key to the Warehouse
         - Long Sword (After boss)

 Boss  : Duran


 - Go to the miner he will give you the Warehouse Key
 
 - Enter the Warehouse and defeat Duran. You'll need to be about level 3 to
   beat him.  

 - Go back to the miner and go all the way down. When you have Roy's pendant,
   go back to town

 - Show Roy's pendant to Grandma Ada and she'll give you the Shield Ring.

 - Return to the Tigre Mines. 

 - Go all the way down, where you see a waterfall.

 - Defeat the second boss and you'll get the Sunset Statue.

 - Talk to Mayor Grady. You'll also encounter Chester. When the conversation
   is over return to town.


** TOWN OF SARINA **


 - Go to Dogi's house.

 - Elena will tell you about Chester, the man you have met at the Mines.

 - Go to the Alcaino Ruins.


** THE ALCAINO RUINS **


 - Walk all the way across the ruins.

 - After a while you'll see brother Reine and Chester and listen to their
   conversation. 

 - You are captured and thrownin the Lava Pit


** THE LAVA PIT **
 

 - Speed your way to the left.

 - Get the Herb in the top left corner.

 - Train levels if you need to, the Herb returns after you have left the
   scene.

 - Go down and exit right. A Lava flow will follow you.

 - Keep walking and beat the Fire Dragon at the end.
   You'll receive the Stone Idol. 

 - Go to the point where you were dropped and exit to the right. Now you can
   walk across the lave waterfall.

 - You'll meet Elena and hear Chester. You hide behind a door. There you will
   find a hidden door.

 - Move all the way to the right and beat the Wyvern. You get the 2nd Statue.

 - Head back to the hidden passage. You'll meet Chester there who prepares
   to fight you. Elena talks him out of it and Chester leaves.

 - Head back to town.


** TOWN OF SARINA **


 - When you enter the town, Dogi tells you he's leaving. He's going to
   Mt.Seko to his teacher.

 - Go to the 'empty house' to meet the Mayor.

 - When he asks you to join, say 'yes'.

 - He'll give you the Time Ring.
 
 - Return to the Tigre Mine


** TIGRE MINE **


 - Go to the door which you couldn't enter at first.

 - Walk all the way through to the left, take the Crystal.

 - Walk back and go down.

 - At the miners open the treasure chest by using the crystal and obtain
   the tablet.

 - The Miners leave, the one that remains tell you about a legend.

 - Walk on and get the Plate Mail. Then go down.

 - At the end you'll have to fight the boss. After hiss defeat, you get the
   light statue.

 - Return to Mayor Grady.


** MAYOR GRADY **

 
 - When you arrive you hear a conversation between King McGuire and Mayor
   Grady.

 - He asks you to take a letter to Dogi's Master at Mt.Seko.


** MT.SEKO **


 - Walk directly to the Cave of Evil.

 - Go all the way to the right until to leave the cave.

 - Go to the house. You'll receive the Banded Slayer.

 - Now move all the way to the right until you have to fight the Wing Bird.

 - After beating it, you'll get the flame statue. 

 - When you get back to the statue you've passed, the road down will open.

 - Go into the second cave and defeat the dragon to get the last statue.

 - Chester finds you in the cave, but the curse causes the cave the cave-in.
   He explains why he needs the statues. Then Dogi digs you out of the cave.
   Together with Dogi you return to town.


** TOWN OF SARINA **


 - The people are kidnapped by the King and you must rescue them. You also 
   get the Healing Ring.


** CASTLE VALESTINE **


 - Don't go to the barrier, but go upstairs.

 - Take the Battle Shield on your way to the boss.

 - Defeat him and you receive the Red Bracelet.

 - Go back to the barrier. Now you can pass.

 - First go down and take the Battle Armor, the move on and fight the
   boss.

 - Enter the church. You will encounter Elena, who followed you, and Merland,
   a servant of the King. He'll open the passage and escape. Follow him.

 - Walk all the way passed the dungeon cell to the Blue Knight. Beat him and
   use the prisoncell key to open the prison. 

 - Talk to the soldier, Roy and Pierre. They will give you the Blue Bracelet
   and a Herb 

 - Go to the Bell Tower


** BELL TOWER **


 - Move your way up to the top of the Bell Tower. There you must defeat       
   Merland.
 
 - The King calls you. He will give you the Goblin Statue.

 - When you leave Elena is kidnapped. Go back to town.


** TOWN OF SARINA **


 - Go to the Mayor's house. From him you will get the Fire Jewel.

 - Now you will have to go to Demanicus Island.


** DEMANICUS ISLAND **


 - Equip the Red Jewel to create a ray of light.
 
 - There are no item, so you can just go to Demanicus and fight the Final
   Battle. Beware though, you'll walk in a circle easily. But I'll leave the  
   way up to you.



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