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    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
    System: Wii
    UMA News List and Items FAQ v1.0
    Created on February 1st, 2010
    
    Composed by Nicholas "Sir VG" Hoppe
    http://www.imamyth.com/
    
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    Table of Contents
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    I. What are the UMA News? [WHAT]
    II. Where can you find UMA News? [WHERE]
    III. What items can you get from them? [ITEMS]
    IV. Text postings of the UMA News [TEXT]
    a. UMA News #1 [UMA1]
    b. UMA News #2 [UMA2]
    c. UMA News #3 [UMA3]
    d. UMA News #4 [UMA4]
    e. UMA News #5 [UMA5]
    f. UMA News #6 [UMA6]
    g. UMA News #7 [UMA7]
    h. UMA News #8 [UMA8]
    i. UMA News #9 [UMA9]
    j. UMA News #10 [UMA10]
    k. UMA News #11 [UMA11]
    l. UMA News #12 [UMA12]
    m. UMA News #13 [UMA13]
    n. UMA News #14 [UMA14]
    o. UMA News #15 [UMA15]
    p. UMA News #16 [UMA16]
    q. UMA News Draft [UMADraft]
    r. UMA News Extra [UMAExtra]
    V. Conclusion and Legal Mumbo Jumbo [CONCLUSION]
    
    
    I. What are the UMA News? [WHAT]
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    UMA News is a brief news article that appears in special stands throughout the
    world.  They're basically released by a roving reporter who's covering events
    of the world.  As you go further and further into the game, he continues to
    release new UMA News.  There are a total of 18 in the game - 16 numbered, one
    extra, and one draft.
    
    
    II. Where can you find UMA News? [WHERE]
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    UMA News can be found all over the world.  Here are known locations to get
    them in the world (there may be a possibility that I missed one or two, so
    contact me if you find any others):
    
    *Just outside Bridge Town
    *In the steam room going from Bridge Town to Cid's Workshop
    *Lett Aqueduct, by the Bird-Loving Girl
    *Lett Highlands, just outside the Lett Dam
    *Selkie Guild - Just outside of Vaigali's room
    *Hush-Hush Pond
    *Shuttle Platform #3, Going to/from the Library
    *Red Leaf Station, halfway between the station and Holy Mountain Way (about
    where you got the cutscene for Goldenrod)
    *Just outside Pilgrim's Ice Cave (just before doing the lamp grabbing
    sequence to get into the entrance)
    *Rivelgauge Monastery (Inside the entrance)
    *Moogle Woods Station
    
    One big thing to note, is that you can get multiple UMA News from the same
    stand.  Once all 18 UMA News are picked up, ALL stands disappear.
    
    
    III. What items can you get from them? [ITEMS]
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    Here is a complete item list of what you get from what article:
    
    UMA News #01 - Nut
    UMA News #02 - Metal Lighter
    UMA News #03 - Yo-Yo
    UMA News #04 - Tongue
    UMA News #05 - Cool Specs
    UMA News #06 - Capsule Toy
    UMA News #07 - Hand Strap
    UMA News #08 - Tin Can
    UMA News #09 - Stuffed Specimen
    UMA News #10 - Tea Leaves
    UMA News #11 - Keepsake
    UMA News #12 - Commemorative Stamp
    UMA News #13 - Designer Dart
    UMA News #14 - Ivory Object
    UMA News #15 - Board Game
    UMA News #16 - Nut
    UMA News Draft - Traffic Ticket
    UMA News Extra - Nothing
    
    
    IV. Text Postings of the UMA News [TEXT]
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    UMA News #1 with Bottle Cap! [UMA1]
    
    UMA News First Edition
    The Finest Source for Monsters, Mysteries and More!
    
    REPORT: Gobins - Weakest Monster Ever?
    Sightings of humanoid monsters we call "goblins" have been on the rise in
    recent years.  Goblins were one of the first monster types identified, and
    as far as monsters go, their threat level is low.  Curious by nature, they
    swarm around anything that catches their attention, but they are easily
    spooked, and will flee at the first sign of trouble.  They also multiply like
    rabbits, and they have quickly become the most common and populous monster
    species in the world.  There have been recent reports of goblins using
    rudimentary tools and weapons, so perhaps they are not as simple and meek as
    we would like to believe...
    
    BREAKING NEWS: Crystal Bearer in the Capital!
    Since the introduction of the law forbidding the use of arcane arts, there
    have been fewer incidents involving crystal bearers in the Kingdom.  However,
    and crystal bearer was recently sighted in central Alfitaria, apparently
    causing mayhem with his powers.  Royal guards attempted to apprehend the
    bearer but he managed to escape, taking a female Selkie hostage.  Their
    current whereabouts are unknown.  The Royal Army has issued a warning to the
    general public to stay away from the suspect if sighted, stating that "crystal
    bearers are more dangerous than monsters."
    
    INSIDER: Amulets and Wards for Cheap!
    With special powers that enhance the wearer's abilities and protect them from
    harm, amulets and wards have grown popular in the past few years, as monster
    encounters have become more and more common.  Recently, increasingly luxurious
    designs have been appearing in jewelry shops, and while they are pretty to
    look at, they also come with a price tag to match.  This is why many frugal
    adventurers turn to workshops.  With the right materials, you can have
    amulets, wards, and other useful accessories custom made for a fraction of the
    price of a jewelry store trinket.  This edition's special gift should help you
    get started, so visit a workshop soon!
    
    Free Bottle Cap!
    Free with this First Edition is a special Bottle Cap gift, and item often
    found near the scenes of monster encounters.  These materials have come to be
    known as "Out-Of-Place Items," or OOPs for short.  Bottle Caps are frequently
    found near groups of goblins, along with an assortment of nuts (of the nut and
    bolt kind) and various Leatherwork items.  So keep an ear open for monster
    encounters, and see what you can find!
    
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    UMA News #2 [UMA2]
    
    REPORT: New Monsters in the Wildlands
    Monsters have appeared in the Eastern Wildlands.  It appears the harsh,
    blistering hot environment of the Wildlands is a perfect match for skeleton
    monsters, as sightings have increased tenfold as of late.  These giant, bony
    creatures wear strange adornments on their skulls, somewhere between goggles
    and a visor.  Coincidentally, another monster breed that has been sighted in
    the area is the killer hound, a canine beast with sharp horns.  Killer hounds
    are known for their affinity for bones, and will happily gnaw and crunch on
    any bones they find until nothing is left.  Be mindful that killer hounds have
    a strong pack mentality, and they will attack en masse if they feel their pack
    is threatened.  These dogs are NOT your best friends.
    
    REPORT: Mysterious Flying Objects
    Behind the idyllic facade of the Lett Highlands lurk rumors of mysterious
    flying monsters known as bombs.  Most of the time, these red, balloon-like
    creatures appear to just float in the air, but there have been reports that
    they occasionally zoom towards passers-by and explode.  We urge our readers to
    be cautious when travelling through the area.
    
    NEW COLUMN: Out-Of-Place Items around the World
    Introducing items found at monster encounter sights.  In each issue, we will
    bring you the latest information on OOPs from around the world!  In today's
    column, we look at artifacts that have been found in the Eastern Wildlands and
    Lett Highlands.
    
    - Eastern Wildlands Items - 
    Leatherwork and limited edition Moogle Dolls have been found here, as well as
    various models of Cool Specs.
    -Lett Highlands Items -
    As more and more goblins are encountered in the Lett Highlands, adventurers
    are finding vast quantities of Nuts, Leatherwork, and Bottle Caps.  Also,
    after the first bomb sightings, Metal Lighters have been found in the area as
    well.
    
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    UMA News #3 [UMA3]
    
    REPORT: Monsters of the Forgotten Forest
    Though people have long lived at the edge of the Forgotten Forest, its dark,
    lush woods still harbor untold mysteries and secrets.  Here, explorers might
    encounter bloomers, flying plants that emit unearthly wails, or perhaps the
    giant roller bugs that always seem to travel in pairs.  Incidentally, the 
    arnivorous bloomers attract roller bugs by scattering sweet-smelling pollen,
    then stun them with their shrieks before consuming them.
    
    COLUMN: Out-Of-Place Items around the World
    - Forgotten Forest Items -
    The strangest item found in the Forgotten Forest is surely the Yo-Yo,
    especially considering the dearth of human beings in the area.  Explorers have
    also discovered Four-Leaf Clovers and Spices here.  You might think these are
    materials found in nature, but the ingredients in these items do not appear to
    be indigenous to the forest.  Clearly, these are also OOPs.
    
    INSIDER: Earrings, the Next-Gen Power Accessory!
    Everyone knows that wards and amulets are a great way to protect oneself, but
    now there's a new accessory in town: earrings!  While wards and amulets seem
    to provide a "protective" aura for their wearers, earrings seem to have a
    different, more "aggressive" feel about them.  If you need that extra punch in
    a tight battle, don't forget your earrings!
    
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    UMA News #4 [UMA4]
    
    BREAKING NEWS: Jellyfish Outbreak in High Tide Cove!
    Large swarms of jellyfish have been spotted in High Tide Cove.  Of course,
    these are not your ordinary jellyfish--they are giant electric jellyfish
    monsters.  Thesde odd creatures appear to product electricity inside their
    bodies and use electric shocks to stun their piscine prey.  Swimming has been
    banned in High Tode Cove since the first sightings, and the ban will stay in
    place as long as the monsters are in the area.
    
    REPORT: Ocean Masters - Extreme Fishing!
    Among monster hunters, there are those of a very special breed that persue
    their prey out in the ocean.  These so-called "ocean masters" specialize in
    single-line fishing of sahagins, giant fish-monsters that can measure up to 2
    meters in length.  Ocean masters say you have to use the monster's power
    against itself, and that they are easy to snare once you have the timing down.
    However, most novices will find nothing is easy about these powerful sea
    creatures.
    
    COLUMN: Out-Of-Place Items around the World
    - High Tide Cove Items -
    OOP hunters sometimes refer to Hide Tide Cove as "The Eatery" because of the
    many Tasty Tidbits that can be found here.  When the electric jellyfish go out
    to sea with the tide, flying eyeballs called ahrimans appear in their stead.
    These monsters often leave behind Tongues of unknown creatures, as well as
    beautiful Prisms.
    
    INSIDER: Moogle Shops
    Many shoppers avoid moogle shops, being put off by the shady environment, rude
    staff, and lack of interesting goods.  However, the fact is that moogle shops
    have everything the discerning adventurer needs.  The trick is to establish a
    good relationship first.  Show them you are serious by buying products from
    them, even if you don't need them.  The more you buy from them, the more
    different types of items become available to you.  Believe us when we say that
    there's not an item in the world that a moogle can't get its hands on!
    
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    UMA News #5 [UMA5]
    
    EXCLUSIVE: The Power of Rings
    Got ring fever?  We do!  A good ring is THE must-have adventuring accessory.
    They bring out the innate natural abilities of the wearer while soothing and
    protecting the spirit.  Relationship troubles?  Bouts of anxiety?  Not
    satisfied with your job?  A ring might be just what you need to harness your
    natural powers of recovery.  For maximum effect, rings should be worn together
    with amulets and earrings.  Trust us, you won't regret it!
    
    REPORT: Miracle at the Workshop
    Worshops are the mysterious domain of craftsmen where they craft their
    creations.  As they are a quirky lot, they may at times not give you exactly
    what you ordered, but do not be concerned.  These craftsmen are truly gifted,
    so you can rest assured that when they give you something new, its powers will
    be extraordinary.
    
    The Miraculous Talisman
    One day, a young boy out playing was knocked into the air by a rampaging
    chocobo.  The boy went flying and was headed straight towards a spear held by
    a bronze statue!  A tragedy appeared unavoidable, but then a miracle happened.
    The boy spun in the air and landed gently on top of the spear.  Around this
    boy's neck was a Talisman that his parents had given him as a bauble, since
    they thought it was merely a failed attempt at fusing together an amulet.
    
    Talismans are not the only miracle accessory:
    Bonfim Bracer
    Inspired by a Cloth Ward.  Makes the day seem just a big longer.
    Druid Bell Earrings
    Inspired by Iron Earrings.  Your body recovers more quickly from fatigue.
    Glass Thimble
    Inspired by a Glass Ring.  Helps you get more gil.
    Seed Earrings
    Inspired by Glass Earrings.  Your rolling now packs a punch!
    
    Some items will have you wondering what they are good for.  But rest assured,
    these special accessories are truly miraculous.  Unfortunately, miracles
    annot be performed on demand.  Not even the most skilled craftsmen can
    guarantee miracle accessories.  All that can be done is to give the craftsmen
    the right materials and hope for the best.  This may sound superstitious, but
    perhaps a certain ORDER in which the materials are fused will increase your
    chance of a miracle...?
    
    REPORT: Sympathy for the Monster
    It's always summer in Cota Faguita, but even in this island paradise, tragedy
    can strike.  A kind-hearted fisherman called Zay LeMar was injured while
    trying to help a flan that had been stranded on an island.  For his trouble,
    the fisherman was not only attacked by the flan, but also by nearby electric
    jellyfish.  Fortunately, LeMar was covered by the secretions of the flan,
    which insulated him from the electric shocks of the jellyfish, and thus
    prevented serious injury.  But let this be a lesson to us all: monsters will
    be monsters.
    
    COLUMN: Out-Of-Place Items around the World
    - Costa Faguita Items -
    Several OOPs have been discovered in Costa Faguita.  Much like High Tide Cove,
    Tasty Tidbits are a common find here, along with the occasional Prism.
    
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    UMA News #6 [UMA6]
    
    REPORT: The Valley of Death - Racers Beware
    
    There is a valley just beyond the Chocobo Circuit that reeks of death, a place
    seemingly void of the protective light of the Crystal.  Here, chocobo racers
    and fans have reported many monster sightings.  One oft-seen monster is the
    trickface, whose vast wings sprout from its giant face.  True to its name, its
    face is an ironic illusion.  Two expressions in the same face, one angelic,
    the other sinister, and oddly enough, it is said that they are in constant
    conflict.  Another frequently sighted monster is the kyokotsu that,
    individually, closely resemb le the skeleton monsters of the Wildlands.  We
    say "individually," because they kyokotsu are almost always found moving
    together in dense colonies.  It was actually believed until recently that
    these kyokotsu colonies were a single entity, and thus the coloneis have been
    given the name of that entity, which is Gashadokuro.
    
    BREAKING NEWS: Floral Paradise Under Assault
    According to reports, the famed flower-watcher's mecca of Cherry Checkpoint
    has recently been the site of numerous flan and roller bug attacks.  The
    monsters have caused extensive property damage, but no injuries have been
    reported as of yet.  Although the infestation has hurt the region's tourism
    industry, hunters and explorers are delighted that these monsters are now
    appearing in a more accessible area than their traditional habitats in the
    Forgotten Forest and Costa Faguita.
    
    COLUMN: Out-Of-Place Items around the World
    - Cherry Checkpoint Items -
    In the past, very few items were found in this area, but with the recent
    monster sightings, we are predicting an increase in Prism and Yo-Yo finds.
    - Chocobo Circuit Items -
    The Chocobo Circuit is a veritable treasure trove of materials.  You can
    expect to find Cool Specs, Antiques, Tongues, and Capsule Toys.  And if you
    are very lucky, you may come across some Hand Straps, Artworks, and Holy
    Relics as well.
    
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    UMA News #7 [UMA7]
    
    BREAKING NEWS: Wildlands Cultivation in Peril
    The cultivation of the Eastern Wildlands has taken a sinister turn.  Pioneers
    have long been trying to turn the arid land into fertile farmland, but have
    met with little success.  Instead of corn and wheat, giant malboros are now
    growing in the Wildlands, and cactus monsters known as cactaurs wander amongst
    them.  Spell-casting goblin healers have also been spotted making the
    Wildlands more treacherous than ever before.  In particular, the growt of the
    malboro population is a grave convern.  Although unable to move, they can
    reach out with their gigantic mouths and tongue-like tentacles to capture and
    swallow any prey that wanders near.  As for the cactaurs, the local pioneers
    tried to case them away from water, thinking that excess watering would cause
    them to rot.  Unfortunately, it only resulted in the monsters growing larger,
    and at an alarmingly fast rate at that.
    
    REPORT: Luck is as Skill
    We've already introduced a variety of accessorites that can protect and assist
    adventurers on their journies, but did you know that there are also
    accessories that can increase your luck?  Luck can be a valuable ally to an
    adventurer--the more luck you have, the more likely that it is that you will
    find rare items and treasure.  It is something to consider when thinking about
     what accessories to equip.
    
    COLUMN: Out-Of-Place Items around the World
    - Easter Wildlands Items: UPDATE -
    Ever since the first reports of malboro activity in the Eastern Wildlands,
    explorers and treasure hunters have reported that it is now much easier to
    find Designer Darts, in addition to the usual Nuts, Bottle Caps, Spices,
    Tongues, and Prisms.  Small quantities of Hand Straps and Ornamental Plants
    have also been discovered recently.
    
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    UMA News #8 [UMA8]
    
    BREAKING NEWS: Monsters of the Holy Mountain Way
    Holy Mountain Way is a quiet, narrow path that leads to Rivelgauge Monastery,
    but as of late it has become a deadly area where random assaulta, stalkings,
    and drownings are commonplace.  The Royal Security Forces initially
    investigated the incidents but withdrew as soon as they concluded that it was
    most likely the work of monsters.  Freelance hunters have driven away numerous
    goblin samurai, tonberries and flans, but the problems continue unabated.  The
    goblin samurai appear to be leaders within the goblin community, and they are
    armed with lethally sharp swords.  Although similar to other goblins in
    temperament, they sometimes fly into extreme rages, slashing at anything that
    moves.  Tonberries are hooded, vaguely humanoid monsters.  In the majority of
    tonberry attacks, the victims reported being surprised from behind.  If you
    encounter one, make sure to always keep your eyes on it, and your back to the
    wall.  One weakness that they have is that despite their quickness, they lose
    their balance easily.  Going into an area with unstable footing may be a good
    way to escape them.
    
    REPORT: A True Test of Faith
    The Pilgrim's Ice Cave is a harsh, freezing environment that every Rivelgauge
    pilgrim must face, a true test of their fait and mettle.  Furthermore, a
    recent increase of monster attacks have made the area deadlier than ever,
    giving trouble to even the most disciplined of pilgrims.  Ahrimans, which
    appear to be giant winged eyeballs, swoop down from the cave ceiling, and
    blast unwitting passers-by with their death rays.  Packs of shadow beasts led
    by silver-coated fenrir wolves have also been menacing pilgrims on their
    already perilous journies.  Coeurls look like giant cats, and they are usually
    harmless, as far as monsters go.  Hoever, they are curious by nature, and in
    this barren landscape, they will quickly react to any changes in the
    environment, such as people who pass by them.  Sahagin-like creatures have
    also been spotted below the ice of the frozen lakes.  The area has literally
    become a veritable next of monsters.
    
    COLUMN: Out-Of-Place Items around the World
    - Holy Mountain Way Items -
    During their investigation, Royal Security Forces found Fine Blades,
    Tableware, Prisms, and Spices in the area.
    
    - Pilgrim's Ice Cave Items -
    Many items can be found in this area.  Moogle Dolls, Prisms, Leatherwork,
    Tongues, and Tasy Tidbits are so common that you may step on them without even
    noticing.  Luckier adventurers may discover Stuffed Speciments, Buried
    Treasure, Hand Straps, or Tin Cans.
    
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    UMA News #9 [UMA9]
    
    REPORT: The Snowfields - White Abyss
    In the Snowfields, the true enemy is not the monsters that inhabit the area,
    but the terrain itself.  Pilgrims headed for the Rivelgauge Monastery face
    countless challenges in the forsaken wasteland, and moster are turned back by
    the freezing cold and relentless snowstorms.  A lighthouse that once guided
    pilgrims though storms now serves as the lair of goblin warriors, which
    behemoths roam the icy landscape outside.  Sometimes, the behemots accidently
    step on claymores, a bomb sub-species, are are blown high into the air.
    Furthermore, the Snowfields are one of the few areas with sightings of the
    King Behemoth, one of the largest monsters in existence.  The roar of this
    terrible beast is said to tear the sky asunder, and shower down a rain of
    meteors.  Fortunately, the King Behemoth does not stay in one area for too
    long.  The wild chocobos of this region known this, and they hide inside caves
    until the nightmare has passed though.  Experiences guides watch the reaction
    of the chocobos carefully while escorting pilgrims to the monastery.
    
    INSIDER: Pilgrim Accessory Rankings
    Pilgrims who risk their lives trying to reach the Rivelgauge Monastery known
    that accessories can mean the difference between life and death.  In this
    issue, we rank the top 3 accessories used by Rivelgauge pilgrims.
    
    #3: Gold Ring
    With the ability to dramically increase focus to ensure calm judgment in
    dangerous situations, the Gold Ring is an obvious choice for the pilgrims.  To
    get one, try taking a Designer Dart to a workshop.
    
    #2: Gold Earrings
    Gold Earrings enhance abilities across the board!  A bit of Spice should be
    enough for workshop craftsmen to figure out how to make them.  If you're
    having trouble finding some materials, maybe you should raise your luck.
    
    #1: Pearl
    Coming in at number one is everyone's favorite power stone, the Pearl!
    Monsters of all kinds will seem a little less menacing with one of these at
    your side.  Start  by taking a Crown to your local workshop.
    
    COLUMN: Out-Of-Place Items around the World
    - Snowfields Items -
    In this freezing landscape, explorers can often find items related to fire,
    such as Metal Lighters and Fireworks.  Surprised?  You shouldn't be--they're
    not called OOPs for nothing!  Quality items such as Stuffed Speciments and
    Crowns are also common, while Ivory Objects and Buried Treasure are rarer
    finds.
    
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    UMA News #10 [UMA10]
    
    REPORT: Moogle Woods Haunted?
    Moogle Woods--this dark tangle of ancient trees stretching beyond Moogle Woods
    Station has become the site of many paranormal incidents, and is rapidly
    becoming a ghost-hunting hot spot.
    
    One such paranormal phenomenon is the cursed spike.  A visitor to the forest
    reported that this bizarre floating spike appeared in front of him and began
    spinning like a compass needle.  It eventually came to an abrupt stop, as if
    reacting to some magnetic source.  Furthermore, photographs taken in the woods
    have captured what appear to be vaguely humanoid creatures in the shadows,
    glowing with ghostly light.  The people who took these photographs have fallen
    victim to a bizarre spiritual malaise, and now every photograph they take is
    haunted by the same ghostly images.  They only cure for their condition
    appears to be the holy water of Rivelgauge Monastery, but with monsters
    continuing to infect the already treacherous road to the monastery, the cure
    may be more dangverous than the disease!
    
    REPORT: Moogle Woods - The Darkness Within
    Monster activity in Moogle Woods has increased ever since the first reports of
    paranormal phenomena.  Trickfaces (introduces in UMA News #6) and packs of
    tonberries led by tonberry queens have been spotted frequently in the area.
    Clusters, yet another sub-species of bombs, have been sighted in the woods as
    well.  Note that when clusters explode, they sometimes spew out materials, as
    well as monsters called pineapples.  Approach with caution!
    
    BREAKING NEWS: The Great Noosie Debate
    Have you heard of Noosie, the Giant Monster of the River?  It is said to live
    in the deep waters of Silent Spring, though this information has never been
    officially confirmed.  However, Noosie sightings have been on the increase as
    of late.  Tourists have flocked to the area, hoping to catch a glimpse of this
    fabled creature.  Local businessmen were even planning to rename the area
    "Lake Noos" to cash in on the boom.  However, heir plans were foiled when it
    was revealed that the latest "Noosie" was nothing more than a run-of-the-mill
    hydra monster.  The misunderstanding apparently occurred when locals overheard
    monster hunters discussing a new discovery in the lake and assumed they were
    talking about the Noosie Legend.  Lately, sahagins and bloomers have also been
    reported in the area, but with the latest Noosie commotion dying down, Silent
    Spring is back to being...silent.
    
    COLUMN: Out-Of-Place Items around the World
    - Moogle Woods Items -
    In Moogle Woods, hunters and explorers have been collaborating to find the
    most efficient method of defeating the monsters in the area and obtaining the
    materials they drop.  Some experiments they have tried are clearing a path for
    tonberry queens so that they don't become enraged, and tossing objects into
    the mouths of clusters to see what happens.  In the end, the collaboration
    resulted in the discovery of 24 different items in the area.
    
    - Silent Spring Items -
    Four-Leaf Clovers, Spices, Tasty Tidbits, and Tongues are common here, but
    more obvious OOPs such as Monster Buffets can be found here too.  Lucky folks
    might also come across Tea Leaves or Deadly Poison, which are rarely found
    elsewhere.  If you are extremely fortunate or skilled, you just may get your
    hands on Tin Cans, Stuffed Specimens, and Ornamental Plants as well.
    
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    UMA News #11 [UMA11]
    
    REPORT: Railroad Giant of Harvest Prairie
    A massive pile of iron has been found lying next to the railroad tracks in
    Harvest Prairie.  This metal pile appears roughly humanoid in shape, and
    contains gears, exhaust pipes, and other mechanical parts.  Locals have
    nicknamed the pile "The Railroad Giant."  It is actually believed to be the
    monster called the Iron Giant, but investigations have been hampered by the
    presence of coeurls and helmet heads (relatives of the roller bugs) in the
    area.
    
    REPORT: Return of the Evil Spirit?
    Monsters encounters are on the increase on Victory Monument Hill.  Reports
    include sightings of crimson-colored skeleton beasts known as bloodbones, who
    form a colony collectively knwon as Legion.  Other monsters in the area
    include shadow beasts and bombs.  There is a legend in this area that a long
    time ago, an evil spirit was banished beneath the Victory Monument.  Locals
    are fearing that the recent incrase in monster sightings are a sign of this
    evil spirit's reawakening.
    
    REPORT: Flying Cones
    Strange conical flying object have been reported at Cherry Checkpoint.
    According to hunters, these object resemble flan custard desserts wrapped in
    metal, so they have temporarily given them the name "armor flan."  Some people
    also have reported hearing ominous howls, and have sighted pink flan princess
    monsters (not the dessert) in the area as well.  Hunters are investigating
    whether there is any connection between the armor flans, the howls, and pretty
    pink flan princesses.
    
    COLUMN: Out-Of-Place Items around the World
    - Harvest Prairie Items -
    In Harvest Prairie, hunters have found Nuts, Yo-Yos, Hand Straps, and Stuffed
    Specimens, as well as some Buried Treasure and Capsule Toys.  Very fortunate
    people may discover Spinning Tops, Monster Buffets, and Crystal Circuits as
    well.  In rgard to Train Models and Action Figures, luck alone will not net
    you any--there are other factors involved.
    
    - Victory Monument Hill Items -
    Moogle Dolls and Leatherwork have both been found here, as well as Metal
    Lighters and Antiques.  If you are lucky, you may find rarer items such as
    Holy Relics, Fireworks, and Buried Treasure.  There are very scant reports of
    Ivory Objects, Board Games, Keepsakes, and Teddy Bears being found too, but
    you would have to be VERY lucky indeed to find them.
    
    - Cherry Checkpoint Items: UPDATE -
    As expert predicted, the appearance of flans and roller bugs at Cherry
    Checkpoint have led to new item discoveries, such as Prisms ans Yo-Yos.  In
    addition, items such as Capsule Toys, Rainbow Wine, Spinning Tops, Cosmetics,
    and Tiaras have also been found.
    
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    UMA News #12 [UMA12]
    
    BREAKING NEWS: Rivelgauge Under Siege
    High atop a holy mountain, Rivelgauge Monastery has long stood as the last
    refuge of mankind.  But now, its sacred grounds are under siege by dark
    forces.  A large group of monsters have been sighted in the Commoner's
    Graveyard behind the monastery, led by monsters known as "tallows."  Goblin
    healers, tonberries, and tonberry queens are some of the monsters that have
    been sighted.  Fortunately, the inside of the monastery is still safe.
    
    BREAKING NEWS: Goblins Gather in the Highlands
    Scattered reports indicate that goblins have started to congregate in the Lett
    Highlands.  In addition to warriors and hunters, rarer goblin types such as
    healers and samurai have also been sighted.  This ominous phenomenon could
    potentially be a catastrophic sign of things to come.  Despite the fact that
    it appears they are just playing around with the bombs, something is
    definitely amiss here.
    
    COLUMN: Out-Of-Place Items around the World
    - Commoner's Graveyard Items -
    Explorers and hunters have noticed that many items can be found in areas where
    tonberries have been sighted.  For example, here in the Commoner's Graveyard,
    20 different items have been confirmed.  This includes incredibly rare items 
    uch as Cosmetics and Death Masks, which have made the hunting and exploring
    circles jump with joy.
    
    - Lett Highlands Items: UPDATE -
    We previously reported that the Lett Highlands are a good place to find
    Leatherwork, Nuts, Bottle Caps, and Metal Lighters.  Now, 10 new items have
    been confirmed in the area, including rarities such as Trading Cards, Board
    Games, and Replica Guns.
    
    Some fortunte souls have even come across items such as Commemorative Stamps
    and Traffic Tickets.
    
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    UMA News #13 [UMA13]
    
    REPORT: Legendary Monster Researcher
    North of Bridge Town lies a vast desert island, where the Lilty Kingdom has
    built a prison to house its most dangerous criminals.  Obviously, this is not
    the most hospitable of environments, and for security reasons, not many
    visitors are allowed in.
    
    One day, a young scientist, whos primary research was monsters, asked the
    Lilty government for permission to go to the Prison Sands to conduct research
    on the monsters there.  However, the Lilty bureaucrats had no interest in the
    subject, and thus his request was denied.  The scientist re-applied countless
    times, but was turned away again and again.  Finally, he decided to take
    desperate measures.
    
    The scientist entered the Royal Library and began to vandalize the precious
    national treasures on display.  Before the security guards could stop him, he
    had inflicted an estimated three billion gil's worth of damage on national
    property.
    
    After a short trial, he was sentenced to 1000 years of imprisonment.  When he
    heard the sentence, he apparently shouted with joy.  The scientist had gotten
    his wish--he was on his way to the Prison Sands!
    
    Between shifts of forced labor, the scientist studied sand sharks, cactuars,
    and other monsters that lived in the desert sands.  At the same time, as a
    form of penance, he accurately identified many archeological artifacts
    discovered in the desert and offered his findings to the government for free.
    Unfortunately for him, the government was so greatful for his findings that
    they decided to shorten his sentence and released him after only three years.
    
    The scientist was devastated.  Just as his research was bearing fruit, he was
    going to be forced to leave the desert.  It was once again time for desperate
    measures.  He decided that the night before his release, he would lead a mass
    prison break.  Of 268 inmates, 87 managed to escape that night.  Of course,
    the scientist himself was not one of them.  For his role in planning the
    prison break, the scientist was given a life sentence.  Now he has all the
    time he needs to study the monsters in the desert!
    
    COLUMN: Out-Of-Place Items around the World
    - Prison Sands Items -
    The Prison Sands are littered with the ruins of an ancient civilization.  Sand
    sharks that swim in the sand dig into these ruins and bring artifacts such as
    Designer Darts, Buried Treasure, and Artwork back to the surface.  Explorers
    have also found Tasty Tidbits and Ornamental Plants here, but these are
    obviously much more common items.
    
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    UMA News #14 [UMA14]
    
    BREAKING NEWS: Ghost Biker at the Circuit?
    Over at the Chocobo Circuit, all the chocobo riders are talking about the
    recent sightings of a rampaging ghost biker.  According to witnesses, the
    ghost bike races around the circuit at an incredible speed.  According to one
    witness, "One second, you hear the exhaust pipes behind you, and the next
    second, it has already passed though you, leaving you choking on its dust."
    The ghost bike has also reportedly been sighted in the Snowfields, which are
    nowhere near the Chocobo Circuit.
    
    REPORT: Undead King of the Valley of Death
    New reports from the Valley of Death (near the Chocobo Circuit, introduced in
    Issue #6) speak of a monster with bones of gold.  With its regal visage and
    glittering crown, this so-called "lich" is being called the "King of the
    Undead" by local monster hunters.  The lich is usualy accompanied by an
    entourage of bloodbones, and its crown radiantes some kind of magical aura
    that protects it from all attacks.
    
    COLUMN: Out-Of-Place Items around the World
    - Chocobo Circuit Items: UPDATE -
    In Issue #6, we introduced some of the items found around the Chocobo Circuit.
    Since then, 11 new item types have been discovered, many of them rare items
    exclusive to this area.  Collectors are asking monster hunters for their
    support in finding these items, but they themselves join the search of course,
    with luck accessories equipped.
    
    - Snowfields Items: UPDATE -
    As reported above, the ghost biker has also been sighted in the Snowfields, so
    it is no surprise that new items have been discovered there that are similar
    to those found near the Chocobo Circuit.  Since many of these items are
    extremely rare, collectors have set up semi-permanent camps in these areas.
    
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    UMA News #15 [UMA15]
    
    BREAKING NEWS: Black Flying Objects
    Mysterious flying objects have been spotted near Victory Monument Hill and the
    Prison Sands.  These objects appear to be mechanical, and they resemble the
    Lilty Army's stat-of-the-art Crystal Armor suits, but these pitch-blank flyers
    are usually accompanied by small flying discs.
    
    The recent crash of the Aerial Prison has reignited rumors about top-secret
    military experiments taking place there, and some have theorized that the
    unidentified black flyers are prototypes for some kind of new technology.
    However, military officials have vehemently denied these rumors.
    
    Some monster researchers have come up with a more interesting theory about
    these objects.  They suggest that these objects are doomsday weapons developed
    by goblins.  Though it may sound far-fetched to the average ear, monster
    hunters and item collectors are excited at the prospect of new developments in
    goblin culture, and they have began their own investigations into the matter.
    
    REPORT: New Cactuar Variant Found
    Buried beneath the headlines about the Aerial Prison crash and the mysterious
    black flying objects is the recent discovery of a new cactuar variant in the
    Prison Sands.  The new variant appears visibly identical to normal cactuars,
    but their rate of growth is almost double that of their more common cousins.
    However, this discovery has generated little interestoutside of certain
    scientific circles.
    
    COLUMN: Out-Of-Place Items around the World
    - Victory Monument Hill Items: UPDATE -
    Ever since the black flying objects were sighted, more goblin warrior, goblin
    samurai, and claytaur encounters have been reported in the area.
    Consequently, the number of items discovered there have also inreased, with 20
    different types now confirmed.  Items found near claytaur encounters are
    especially sought after, but discovery rates have been sporadic at best.
    Hunters are trying to figure out just how much luck is involved in these
    finds.
    
    - Prison Sands Items: UPDATE -
    In addition to the 5 items previously reported, 7 new OOPs have been
    identified in the area, all of them rare items.  The Forever Fruit in
    particular was initially thought to be exclusive to the Valley of Death.
    There are rumors going around that unscrupulous collectors are paying prison
    guards to use prisoners to find these valuable items for them.
    
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    UMA News #16 [UMA16]
    
    REPORT: Inside The Aerial Prison
    The Aerial Prison once floated high above--in plain view, yet unreachable,
    ts secrets safe inside its walls.  But after the mysterious facility came
    crashing down, we formed a team to find out what lies within.
    
    We expected to come across a gruesome scene after an accident at a densely
    populated facility like a prison, but we were surprised to find that there
    were no bodies there at all.  Perhaps this so-called "prison" was not a
    prison at all.
    
    Determined to uncover the truth, we plunged fearlessly into the dark interior.
    The entire structure creaked and groaned, threatening to collapse at any
    moment.  We entered what appeared to be a large storage facility, but as we
    ventured deeper and deeper, it grew darker and darker, until we were finally
    enveloped in total darkness.
    
    It was then that one of the team members saw a glimmer of light shining
    through a crack in the door.  Someon was inside!  With our hearts racing, we
    peered inside the door, and what we saw was a group of goblins dancing around
    a bonfire, enraptured in some kind of bizarre ritual!  The goblin healers were
    chanting eerie incantations and gesturing toward the fire, like shamans before
    a sacred altar.  The chanting grew louder and louder, and we wondered what was
    going to happen next.
    
    Suddenly, the healers stopped their chanting and slammed their staffs into the
    ground.  At the same time, the fire vanished into the ground, and a great
    chasm opened in its place.  Then, a veritable kaleidoscope of colors burst
    from below, and a deep, haunting chorus of ethereal voices echoed through the
    chamber.  "Omega, Omega!" the voices chanted, and soon after, an apparition
    emerged from the chasm, a most terrifying sight that can only be described as
    "evil incarnate."
    
    We fled from the desert as fast as we could, and never once looked back.
    
    COLUMN: Out-Of-Place Items around the World
    - Aerial Prison Interior Items -
    The Aerial Prison has yet to be fully explored by item hunters and the like,
    but after the crash, it was said that a portal of sorts to another world was
    opened there.  If this is indeed the case, it is a virtual guarantee that
    there are extremely rare and valuable items to be found here.  However, we
    strongly urge our readers to stay away from this dangerous place.  If you do
    insist on going there, you will need to be in top condition, have the best
    equipment possible at your disposal, and be blessed with amazing luck.
    
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    UMA News Draft [UMADraft]
    
    Note from the Editor-in-Chief:
    Apologies for the rough state in which we must publish this issue, but our
    quest for the truth has forced us to rush it out in its current state.
    Remember that we are still the Number One Source for Monster, Mysteries, and
    More!
    
    BREAKING NEWS: Under the Victory Monument I, the Editor-in-Chief of UMA News,
    was suddenly on the run from the law.  Apparently, The Royal Security Forces
    were searching forme to "inquire" about my infiltration of the Aerial Prison
    (as reported in the last issue).
    
    As I fled from the capital, I stumbled upon the entrance to what appeared to
    be a purposefully hidden area underneath the Victory Monument.  As far as I
    can remember, the entrance was somewhere around the Valley of Death.  After
    venturing inside and walking through the naturally-formed caverns, I
    encountered a group of goblins.
    
    Though the pen is migtier than the sword, sometimes discretion is the better
    part of valor.  In short, I ran as fast as I could!  The next thing I knew, I
    found myself in what appeared to be the ruins of an ancient civilization.  The
    sophisticated structures seemed to suggest a highly advanced culture, so I was
    excited by the prospect of meeting possible remnants of this civilization.  I
    approached a doorway at the end of a corridor, but suddenly, the whole
    structure began to move toward me.  Even worse, what I had initially thought
    were just statues of skeletons suddenly came to life and began to attack me!
    I fled as fast as I could.
    
    At this point, I just wanted to go back to my own civilization, so I bolted
    through the door at the other end of the corridor and entered a large open
    area where, quite unexpectedly, my wish was granted.  For reasons still
    unclear to me, the area was filled with Lilty soldiers, who arrested me on
    sight.
    
    So dear readers, I am saddened to inform you that this is the last issue of
    UMA News.  I hope this final article reaches you all... Though I don't know
    how... Oh well, this who thing was done on a lark anyway.  Maybe I should
    think about getting a real job, like my brother...
    
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    UMA News Extra [UMAExtra]
    
    BREAKING NEWS: Monsters in the Vineyard!
    Monsters have suddenly appeared in the Vineyard area.  Workers acted quickly
    to contain the monsters inside the plaze in front of the Winery, thus
    preventing serious damage and casualties.  Some monsters that have been
    sighted are bloodbones, goblin hunters, goblin healers, and helmet heads.  It
    is highly unusual for monsters to appear in populated areas, but experts fear
    that this trend will continue.
    
    
    V. Conclusion and Legal Mumbo Jumbo [CONCLUSION]
    ------------------------------------------------
    I hope that anybody who was looking for any piece of information from the UMA
    News would find this guide useful.  If not, I'm sorry...but not much I can do
    for you.
    
    This guide was typed by Nicholas "Sir VG" Hoppe.  The original text is from
    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers and is thus (along with
    anything else related to the game) (C)2009 Square Enix.  But still, don't
    steal my guide.
    
    The only sites allowed to post this guide are:
    GameFAQs.com
    IMAMYTH.com
    
    Any personal use including print it is all fine and dandy and all that.
    Reposting this guide in part or in full on a site other then the two listed
    (or any that I add in later) will be sought after with a vengence by a pack of
    killer hounds and a king behemoth.  No bearer powers will save you.  None.
    
    If you do find any errors (outside of a couple typos that were made in the
    game itself), please feel free to go to IMAMYTH Colosseum (link below)
    and go to the contact button.
    
    
    And finally, for those that love this game or gaming in general, please be
    sure to check out the following:
    
    IMAMYTH Colosseum - my personal site about my speed running skills:
    http://www.imamyth.com/
    
    Speed Demos Archive - a site devoted to speed running, collecting records from
    gamers who are fast, skillful, and play legit:
    http://speeddemosarchive.com/
    
    TASVideos - a site devoted to tool-assisted speed running, explaining what it
    is, and showing just how broken games can be:
    http://TASVideos.org/
    
    Thank you and good day!
    
    ~ Sir VG
    
    We Came.  We Saw.  We Speed Run.
    
    FIN