CAPTAIN CRYPTIC PLAYING GUIDE
                             FINAL FANTASY XIII-2
                                  Version 1.0
                                      By
                                   AZorro007

This guide covers the Captain Cryptic side quest that involves searching for 
the quiz master and answering his questions to collect five of the 160 
available "fragments" in the game.

It is intended to provide information that will significantly reduce the 
amount of time the player might otherwise use to complete this quest.

Observe that the progression of Captain Cryptic side quest can not be 
influenced by use of the game's "Time Reversal" feature. Once the quest is 
started and [Save] executed, progression is based upon the saved state only. 
"Reversal" is only available through use a prior save file or by beginning a 
new game.

The organization of the document allows its use in a "spoiler free" mode (use 
the "basics" plus "searches" sections only), in an "almost spoiler free mode" 
(add use of the material in the "Comments" and "Questions" sections and, if 
more information is desired, optionally the "Clues" section) or as a complete 
fact guide by accessing all sections.

Additionally, a "minimize-playing-time" approach for the Captain Cryptic quest 
can be realized by using the final "Locations" section plus the "Questions" 
and "Answers Sheet" sections as a "stand alone shortcut" playing method.

The material of this presentation is based upon facts gathered and opinions 
gained by play of the original U.S Version of Final Fantasy XIII-2 game (put 
on sale on January 31, 2012) on the Model CECHE-2501A PlayStation 3 gaming 
console. It presents results of game play as experienced by the author.

The material of this guide is copyright 2012 by its author; Robert E. Fricks 
(email: zorro007@pacbell.net). Final Fantasy XIII-2 is copyright 2011 and 2012 
by Square Enix Co., Ltd. with all rights reserved. This guide has been 
prepared for exclusive posting on www.GameFAQs.com solely for the support of 
web site users. Reproduction of single copies of this guide for personal use 
is authorized. All other uses, particularly those for financial gain or 
commercial purpose, are not authorized.



                               TABLE OF CONTENTS


[1] BASICS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
A "spoiler free" introduction covering how the quest unfolds and some playing 
mechanics related to operation of the quest.

[2] SEARCHING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
A "spoiler free" discussion of how to begin the Captain Cryptic quest as well 
as how to look for key things as it continues.

[3] COMMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
A complete listing of game-provided hints that bear on finding Captain Cryptic 
during the completion of his quest.

          [W] Western section - 55 Comments
          [C] Central Section -  7 Comments
          [E] Eastern Section - 16 Comments

[4] CLUES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
A comments translation listing detailing their use as "clues" for finding the 
continuing series of Captain Cryptic locations.

[5] QUESTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
A complete list of the 120 questions asked by Captain Cryptic - but nothing 
more. It is organized alphabetically within each category.

          [III]   Final Fantasy XIII Facts - 30 Questions
          [III-2] Final Fantasy XIII-2 Facts - 50 Questions
          [T]     Final Fantasy XIII Series Obtuse Trivia - 35 questions
          [O]     Other Final Fantasy Facts - 5 Questions

[6] LOCATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
How to quickly complete the quest plus detailed descriptions of the exact 
locations where the quiz master may appear.

          [Q] Quick completion Approach
          [L] List of Locations

[7] ANSWERS SHEET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
A one-page listing of the correct answers for the 120 questions asked.



                                   [1] BASICS


Other than entry in the activity area where Captain Cryptic is present, there 
is no other prerequisite for starting the Captain Cryptic quest.

Captain Cryptic may be pursued immediately or his quest may be postponed 
indefinitely. There is no penalty for either and he will always be available 
for interface whenever the player decides to make contact. The trick is 
finding him when you want him.

Initiate the quest by searching for Captain Cryptic until he is found. Then 
speak with him to receive the first of many questions and begin the quest.

Once Captain Cryptic asks the first question, he will promptly disappear to 
establish himself at one of the several locations he can occupy during the 
next, "question-and-answer" phase, of the quest.

To continue, another search of the area must be conducted so that interface 
with Captain Cryptic can occur again. More questions will be asked and answers 
given until either a question is answered incorrectly or, a stage of the 
questioning is been completed.

If a question is missed, Captain Cryptic will make a snide remark and 
disappear. If an intermediate stage is completed, Captain Cryptic will give 
congratulations and an award before disappearing to await further contact.

In either case, it remains to follow Captain Cryptic around, searching the 
area to find him at one of the several locations he may occupy, and try to 
give correct answers to a sufficient number of additional questions to 
complete all of the several intermediate "stages".

Upon completion of the final question-and-answer stage of the quest, Captain 
Cryptic will present a final reward, make comments, and retire to a final, 
permanent location within the greater activity area.    

To conclude this basic discussion, here are some observations about Captain 
Cryptic game mechanics.

Captain Cryptic is ALWAYS somewhere within the activity area. He never leaves 
even though at times he may be hard to find.

Once the quest begins, Captain Cryptic is always available in one of his 
several quiz maestro locations. No exit - re-enter or other reset strategy is 
required to continue the quest. Just search until you find him - he is around.

If you are unable to find Captain Cryptic, you may wish to make use of the 
fact that Captain Cryptic will reinitialize his location upon player exit and 
re-entry into the area of concern or upon execution of any data reset action.

Any of these will cause him to change his location to one of the alternate 
sites that may be easier for you to find. He will never be found at the same 
location on two consecutive searches.

If you find Captain Cryptic and [Save] before beginning a question and answer 
session, once you fail to answer a question correctly you are temporarily done 
at that location. Attempting recovery from a failed question at a given 
location by various exit - re-entry strategies will see you return to your 
[Save] location but Captain Cryptic will have moved on.



                                 [2] SEARCHING


Depending upon how a player wishes to approach the Captain Cryptic quest, 
there may be one or two categories of things to search for.

It will always be necessary to search for the locations where Captain Cryptic 
is to be found; it may be desirable to search for in-game" comments of the 
various NPC that bear on the problem of finding the locations for Captain 
Cryptic.

The basics of both will be covered in this section. 

Whenever the player moves an avatar through the thoroughfares and hallways of 
the playing area, various non-playable characters (NPCs) will automatically 
contribute remarks as the avatar passes by them. Comments received before 
Captain Cryptic is first contacted will, with a single exception, have no 
direct connection to the Captain Cryptic quest. The single exception is that 
the "teaser" comment, "Do you know Captain Cryptic?" may be received.

This comment appears to have little purpose other than to try to get the 
player to mentally ask, "What's with this Captain Cryptic remark?"

Once a decision has been made to search out Captain Cryptic, the basic 
approach is to physically explore every avenue, hallway and pathway as well as 
every available nook and cranny to find him.

In this search, be advised that your moogle friend will not help unless asked. 
That is, Mog and/or his bobble will give no automatic indication of the 
presence of Captain Cryptic. 

You can avail yourself of the "moogle find" capability during the search if 
you desire. In this case, if Captain Cryptic is in the "moogle find" search 
sphere when "moogle find" is activated, Mog will give "quiet" indication that 
he has found something if he encounters Captain Cryptic. You will have to 
listen carefully and/or read the text messages that appear on the playing 
screen quickly (assuming you have the "Non-Event Subtitles" feature of the 
"Settings" main menu item set to "ON") to recognize it though.

Once you have found Captain Cryptic at his initial location and have 
interacted with him, "the game's afoot" as they say. As mentioned, he 
immediately disappears and must be found again to continue the quest. It's a 
seemingly "never ending " sequence of "search and find Captain Cryptic", 
"interface and answer questions", "search and find Captain Cryptic", and so 
on.

So, after each "disappearance" Captain Cryptic must be "found" using visual 
inspection and/or the moogle search capability. Fortunately there are 
additional in-game "tools" one can use to, with experience, reduce the 
required search area and make it less tedious.

First, learn to use and read the two area maps available to you.

Use [SELECT] to "toggle" the appearance of the "circular" local map display. 
The local map will allow you view the local "terrain" and to learn and 
recognize the compass directions used by the NPC in their comments (Set "Mini-
map Settings" to "Facing" under the Main Menu "Settings" item). Use the "true 
north" indicator of the local map display to do this. 

Press [SQUARE] to bring up the global map of the activity site (assuming you 
have acquired it). The global map will give indication of the current name of 
the area of the activity site in which you are currently located and may 
provide perspective on where you are relative to prior actions taken in the 
quest. Additionally, the area names may relate to NPC comments received.

Second, be alert to comments made by the various NPC as you pass them by. Keep 
in mind that each NPC may have multiple comments to contribute. So, 
consideration might well be given to passing selected NPC "more than once."

As a search is made after first contact with Captain Cryptic, NPC may 
contribute remarks that bear directly on the search for his next location.

As the avatar passes their location, various NPC wandering about will make 
unsolicited comments (no inquiries of NPC are needed to receive the Captain 
Cryptic clues). Listen carefully, for some of these comments will offer 
"clues" as to the next Captain Cryptic location.

A player may wish to keep a record of the received comments for continued 
reference during the quest. The "Comments" section of this guide has been 
prepared to reduce some of the tedium associated with keeping such a record 
should a player wish to use it (MINIMUM SPOILERS). 

Once a location for Captain Cryptic has been found, it may be wise to keep a 
record of that place (with reference to the global map) as well.

With experience, if you keep track of the locations where Captain Cryptic has 
been found in the past, you can adopt a strategy of peering into those nooks 
and crannies "first" before resorting to the more tiresome visual and/or 
"moogle find" search technique to find another location. Such a list is part 
of the content of the "Locations" section of this guide - but that section IS 
NOT SPOILER FREE!

With experience, the player may find it advantageous to "accumulate" NPC 
comments as a search aid. There are two methods that can be used to develop 
such a collection. One can move one's avatar about in the collection area to 
seek out NPC who contribute useful comments. An alternate is to locate one's 
avatar in a high-traffic area and wait there for the NPC to come to that 
location. There are "hot spots" in the search area that makes this technique 
quite effective.

Both methods work. The dynamic method has the advantage of assuring complete 
coverage of all possible NPC. The stationary method can require using more 
than one fixed location in an area to attempt complete NPC coverage. Under 
either method, the all desired comments may be uncovered quickly or may 
require some sort of exit and reenter strategy to identify them all.

Now, as you continue the quest, the combination of comments received and 
Captain Cryptic locations found can allow a player to identify the next 
location at which Captain Cryptic will be found with relative ease. As the 
details of process is involved are somewhat complicated, this is the subject 
of the "Clues" section of this guide (NOT SPOILER FREE!) offered as an 
additional "search and find" playing aid.

The Captain Cryptic quest becomes much easier as more and more of the 
positions at which the quiz will be administered become known. Less searching 
and more just moving from known location to known location significantly 
reduces the time needed to continue the quest.

When the "question-and-answer" portion of the Captain Cryptic quest is over, 
there will be one (optional) final search to accomplish to find his ending 
resting place. As it turns out, he will be located quite near his starting 
point location so finding him there should not be overly difficult.



                                 [3] COMMENTS


Clues are "collected" merely by walking around in the search area. As you do 
this, it may be advantageous to have the "Non-event Subtitles" option set to 
"On" in the "Settings" submenu of the Main Menu for the game. If this is done, 
any statements made will appear as text on the screen as the NPC utters them.

Remember that there is no need to interrogate any of the Non-playable 
Characters (NPCs) roaming about as the clue statements automatically appear as 
your avatar passes by. Interrogation of NPC will not produce any additional 
location clues.

Occasionally there are comments made that appear to be related to the search 
process but are not. Try to not be misled by those. They are included in the 
lists presented in this section for completeness sake. They are not in the 
comments summaries of the next, "Clues", section (SPOILERS THERE). Such 
comments, once identified, can be ignored for the remainder of the quest.

As initial comments are collected, useful conclusions can be drawn:

(1) There is great concern about "east" and "west" locations. 

(2) Comments are received from NPC in the "east", in the "west" and in the 
Central Bridge areas. 

(3) NPC location-related comments related to the Eastern Section are only 
received in the Western Section. 

(4) NPC location-related comments in the Eastern Section always direct one's 
attention toward the Western Section.

These observations suggest that a useful organization for presentation of the 
comments available is to display them to reflect their geographic location of 
origin.

Accordingly comments are grouped under Western, Central Bridge and Eastern 
Section headings.  

Each list displays comments available in each location in alphabetical order 
for ease of reader access.


                              [W] WESTERN SECTION


A man started quizzing me on the street - right in the middle of Grand Avenue!

A really big man was resting by the dead end over there.

An enormous man is hosting some kind of quiz event over there right by those 
benches.

Captain Cryptic was over by the gate. He's probably still there.

Captain Cryptic was standing in front of one of the Grand Avenue stores.

Captain Cryptic was walking along a narrow path and laughing for no reason at 
all!

Captain Cryptic was walking through the alleyway.

Do you know Captain Cryptic?

I got this cool prize for participating in the quiz they're doing over by 
Grand Avenue Square!

I had a lot of fun playing with Captain Cryptic in the southern block!

I heard someone spotted Captain Cryptic over by the Palace of Dreams.

I heard the infamous Captain Cryptic was seen hanging around the central area 
of Grand Avenue.

I heard the quiz man might be in the alleyway.

I just answered some confounding questions over by the slope!

I just bumped into a really funny man in the alleyway!

I just saw the quiz man disappear down some narrow street.

I participated in the quiz event at the Palace of Dreams and won a prize! See?

I passed an incredibly large man over by the Grand Avenue Square.

I passed an, uh, interesting-looking man around Grand Avenue.

I ran into a big man by the dead end over there.

I sat next to a really funny man sitting on the bench!

I saw a strange-looking man over to the east.

I saw Captain Cryptic taking a nap by the slope.

I saw Mr. Quiz at the Palace of Dreams.

I saw that big bear man in that store window!

I saw the quiz man hiding underneath the slope! He's silly!

I saw the quizster walking down a narrow path a while ago.

I saw the reflection of some strange guy in one of the store windows.

I think I saw Captain Cryptic over there in the Grand Avenue area.

I think I'll go to Grand Avenue today.

I was looking in a store window, and suddenly a really fat man appeared!

I was looking in a store window when a man started quizzing me out of nowhere!

I was sitting on the bench when Captain Cryptic came over and gave me a prize!

I wonder if I can make money off the quizzes?

My friend says that he saw Captain Cryptic in the east!

My friend told me that Captain Cryptic is over by the Palace of Dreams right 
now!

Quiz man was at a dead end, looking forlorn. I laughed a little.

Some guy was quizzing people in the middle of Grand Avenue. What a weirdo.

Some guy was quizzing people in the middle of Grand Avenue! Who was he?

That strange bear guy was stuck at a dead end.

The captain's over by Grand Avenue, if you wanna see him!

The Confounding Quiz is being held over by the gate.

The man by the gate... He's the kinda man your parents tell you to avoid.

The weird quiz man is roaming around the Palace of Dreams.

There was a man standing in front of a store in Grand Avenue. He was a weird-
looking guy, that's for sure.

There's a game show or something going on in the southern corner.

There's a quiz event going on in Grand Avenue Square.

There's a strange man in the alley. Stranger danger!

They were doing a quiz show in front of a store in Grand Avenue just now!

They're doing an event called the Confounding Quiz in Grand Avenue!

They're doing the Confounding Quiz over in the eastern section.

That strange bear guy was stuck at a dead end.

You know that big, stocky guy? I saw him over to the east.

What's his name, Captain Cryptic? He was hanging around the gate.

What's with all the quizzes?



                              [C] CENTRAL SECTION


A man as big as a bear was walking west.

Captain Cryptic was walking along a narrow path and laughing for no reason at 
all!

Have you heard? Captain Cryptic is in New Town!

I ran into a big man by the dead end over there.

I think I'll go to Grand Avenue today.

I saw the quiz man hiding underneath the slope! He's silly!

I was sitting on the bench when Captain Cryptic came over and gave me a prize!



                              [E] EASTERN SECTION


A really big man was resting by the dead end over there.

I found him! I found him! Quiz man was heading west!

I just answered some confounding questions over by the slope!

I just saw the quiz man disappear down some narrow street!

I know where Captain Cryptic is!

I sat next to a really funny man sitting on the bench!

I saw Captain Cryptic in New Town!

I saw Captain Cryptic taking a nap by the slope.

I saw Captain Cryptic walking thataway to the west.

I saw the quizster walking down a narrow path a while ago.

Quiz man was at a dead end, looking forlorn. I laughed a little.

Rumor has it that the quiz maestro is somewhere in the New Town area.

That man everyone's talking about? He's over west.

That strange bear guy was stuck at a dead end.

The quiz guy was hanging out by the slope. I wonder what he was doing there.

There was an enormous guy resting on one of the benches over that area.



                                   [4] CLUES


It remains to convert the collected NPC statements into information useful to 
efforts to quickly and precisely locate Captain Cryptic within the general 
search area posed by the quest. That is the purpose of the text of this 
section. 

Begin by further review of the collected comments displayed in the comments 
section. Additional conclusions helpful to a Captain Cryptic search effort can 
be reached.

1. Clearly the most comments are received in the Western Section, the least in 
the Central Bridge section. This is suggestive of the fact that, perhaps, 
there are more locations in which Captain Cryptic will be found in the Eastern 
Section than in the Western or Central Bridge Sections.

2. Eastern Section comments refer to "New Town" and "west" while using phrases 
like "over there" as typical location descriptors. Reference to the available 
map tools as location searches are undertaken in the Western Section 
establishes the fact that "New Town", "west" and phrases like "over there" 
must all be referring to the New Town area of the global map display.

3. Western Section comments refer to "eastern section" and use the descriptors 
"Grand Avenue", "Grand Avenue Square", "Palace of Dreams" and "The Alley". 
Frequent use of the map tools during location searches in the Eastern Section 
shows the cited areas almost completely cover the portion of the global map 
east of the Central Bridge Section.

4. The term "slope" appears in location comments collected in both the Western 
and Eastern Sections. Search investigations show that, in the case of Western 
Section comments, the reference is to a stairway leading to the only overhead 
bridge the crosses Grand Avenue. Similar Eastern Section comments refer to the 
westernmost inclined walkway between the lowest and second lowest walkway 
levels in west New Town.

5. The term "dead end" is seen in comments collected in both the Eastern and 
Western Sections. Search investigations allow the conclusion that the meaning 
of this term is "the end of a short, narrow hallway stub" in each case.

6. The term "gate" seen in certain collected comments in New Town is 
apparently in reference to the Time Gate located in the alternate location.

7. Some collected comments may be confusing and not useful in locating Captain 
Cryptic. Comments judged to be in the "useless" category include:

  (i) Do you know Captain Cryptic?

 (ii) I think I'll go to Grand avenue today.

(iii) I wonder if I can make money off the quizzes?

 (iv) What's up with all the quizzes?

8. The useful comments received in the Central Bridge area are only received 
as exit is made from the Eastern Section toward the Western Section by means 
of the moving walkway closest to The Alley. Additionally, the comment received 
is always the same for any particular collection of three comments from the 
Eastern Section. Thus it is reasonable that these comments be considered as an 
extension to other comments received within the Eastern Section.  

9. Search activities make it very clear that Captain Cryptic will only appear 
in the section of the two not providing useful location comments during search 
activities - when useful comments are received in either the Western or 
Eastern Section, the next location for Captain Cryptic will always be in the 
other section

Generally speaking, individual clues displayed in the "Comments" section lists 
may or may not appear to be helpful. However if they are considered in their 
collection context, a "location finding" pattern emerges.

As a number of comment collection attempts are made in the Western Section it 
becomes clear that, typically, from 2 to 7 comments may be recovered 
(depending upon the amount of effort expended) on each entry. If the search is 
diligent and the "useless" comments discarded, the number of comments received 
on any particular search effort is always four!

A similar assessment for Eastern Section comments collection attempts show the 
number of comments received to always be three. Adding the available comment 
from the Central Bridge Section (that can always be received during a search 
as movement from the Eastern Section to the Western Section is accomplished) 
brings the Western Section comments total per search attempt up to four as 
well!

Aha! Eureka! Bingo! SHAZAM! Each set of four comments may define a "clue" as 
to the next location of Captain Cryptic!

Investigation of this hypothesis via extensive data collection and analysis 
shows it to be true. Moreover the investigation shows that there are eleven 
Captain Cryptic quiz locations with three sets of four comments (three clues) 
related to each location destination.

There are three locations in the Western Section (New Town area) of the global 
search area and eight locations in the Eastern Section (five in Grand Avenue, 
plus one each in Grand Avenue Square, Grand Avenue Palace of Dreams and The 
Alley) of the global search area.

The locations are described in detail in the "Locations" section of this guide 
(MAJOR SPOILERS THERE). The concern of this section is satisfied by the 
following listing of the thirty-three clues (each a set of four of the 
collected comments) organized to reflect recognized search area subdivisions.


                                    New Town   

1A. That man everyone's talking about? He's over west.
    Have you heard? Captain Cryptic is in New Town!
    There was an enormous guy resting on one of the benches over in that area.
    A really big man was resting by the dead end over there.

1B. I know where Captain Cryptic is!
    I saw Captain Cryptic walking thataway to the west.
    I was sitting on the bench when Captain Cryptic came over and gave me a
    prize!
    That strange bear guy was stuck at a dead end.

1C. A man as big as a bear was walking west.
    I saw Captain Cryptic in New Town!
    I sat next to a really funny man sitting on the bench!
    Quiz man was at a dead end, looking forlorn. I laughed a little.

2A. I found him! I found him! Quiz man was heading west!
    Rumor has it that the quiz maestro is somewhere in the New Town area.
    I saw the quizster walking down a narrow path a while ago.
    I ran into a big man by the dead end over there.

2B. I know where Captain Cryptic is!
    I saw Captain Cryptic walking thataway to the west.
    Captain Cryptic was walking along a narrow path and laughing for no reason
    at all!
    That strange bear guy was stuck at a dead end.

2C. A man as big as a bear was walking west.
    I saw Captain Cryptic in New Town!
    I just saw the quiz man disappear down some narrow street!
    Quiz man was at a dead end, looking forlorn. I laughed a little.

3A. That man everyone's talking about? He's over west.
    Rumor has it that the quiz maestro is somewhere in the New Town area.
    Have you heard? Captain Cryptic is in New Town!
    I just answered some confounding questions over by the slope!

3B. I found him! I found him! Quiz man was heading west!
    I saw Captain Cryptic in New Town!
    The quiz guy was hanging out by the slope. I wonder what he was doing
    there.
    I saw the quiz man hiding underneath the slope! He's silly!

3C. I know where Captain Cryptic is!
    A man as big as a bear was walking west.
    I saw Captain Cryptic walking thataway to the west.
    I saw Captain Cryptic taking a nap by the slope.


                                  Grand Avenue

1A. You know that big, stocky guy? I saw him over to the east.
    They're doing the Confounding Quiz in Grand Avenue!
    Some guy was quizzing people in the middle of Grand Avenue! Who was he?
    That strange bear guy was stuck at a dead end.

1B. I saw strange-looking man over to the east.
    The captain's over by Grand avenue, if you wanna see him!
    There was a man standing in front of a store in Grand Avenue. He was a
    weird-looking guy, that's for sure.
    A really big man was resting by the dead end over there.

1C. I think I saw Captain Cryptic over there in the Grand Avenue Area.
    They were doing a quiz show in front of a store in Grand Avenue just now!
    A man started quizzing me on the street right in the middle of Grand
    Avenue!
    Quiz man was at a dead end, looking forlorn. I laughed a little.

2A. You know that big, stocky guy? I saw him over to the east.
    Captain Cryptic was over by the gate! He's probably still there.
    They're doing an event called the Confounding Quiz in Grand Avenue!
    I saw that big bear man in that store window!

2B. I think I saw Captain Cryptic over there in the Grand Avenue area.
    I had a lot of fun playing with Captain Cryptic in the southern block!
    The Confounding Quiz is being held over by the gate.
    I saw the reflection of some strange guy in one of the store windows.

2C. I saw a strange-looking man over to the east.
    The captain's over by Grand Avenue, if you wanna see him!
    There's a game show or something going on in the southern corner.
    I was looking in the store window, and suddenly a really fat man appeared!

3A. I saw a strange-looking man over to the east.
    Some guy was quizzing people in the middle of Grand Avenue. What a weirdo.
    Captain Cryptic was over by the gate. He's probably still there.
    I just answered some confounding questions over by the slope.

3B. My friend says that he saw Captain Cryptic in the east!
    I passed an, uh, interesting-looking man around Grand Avenue.
    I heard the infamous Captain Cryptic was seen hanging around the central
    area of Grand Avenue.
    I saw the quiz man hiding underneath the slope! He's silly!

3C. You know that big, stocky guy? I saw him over to the east.
    The captain's over by Grand avenue, if you wanna see him!
    The Confounding Quiz is being held over by the gate.
    I saw Captain Cryptic taking a nap by the slope.

4A. You know that big, stocky guy? I saw him over to the east.
    They're doing an event called the Confounding Quiz in Grand Avenue.
    Captain Cryptic was walking along a narrow path and laughing for no reason
    at all!
    That strange bear guy was stuck at a dead end.

4B. I passed an, uh, interesting-looking man around Grand Avenue.
    They're doing the Confounding Quiz over in the eastern section.
    Captain Cryptic was standing in front of one of the Grand Avenue stores.
    I saw the quizster walking down a narrow path a while ago.

4C. I think I saw Captain Cryptic over there in the Grand Avenue area.
    They were doing a quiz show in front of a store window in Grand Avenue
    just now!
    I just saw the quiz man disappear down some narrow street.
    Quiz man was at a dead end, looking forlorn. I laughed a little.

5A. I saw a strange-looking man over to the east.
    What's his name, Captain Cryptic? He was hanging around the gate.
    Captain Cryptic was over by the gate. He's probably still there.
    A really big man was resting by the dead end over there.

5B. You know that big, stocky guy? I saw him over to the east.
    They're doing an event called the Confounding Quiz in Grand Avenue.
    Captain Cryptic was over by the gate. He's probably still there.
    That strange bear guy was stuck at a dead end.

5C. My friend says that he saw Captain Cryptic in the east!
    I passed an, uh, interesting looking man around Grand Avenue.
    The man by the gate... He's the kinda man your parents tell you to avoid.
    I ran into a big man by the dead end over there.


                             Grand Avenue Square

1A. You know that big, stocky guy? I saw him over to the east.
    I think I saw Captain Cryptic over there in the Grand Avenue area.
    I was sitting on the bench, when Captain Cryptic came over and gave me a
    prize!
    I got this cool prize for participating in the quiz they're having over by
    Grand Avenue Square.

1B. My friend says that he saw Captain Cryptic in the east.
    The captain's over by Grand Avenue, if you wanna see him!
    An enormous man is hosting some kind of quiz event over there, right by
    those benches.
    There's a quiz event going on in Grand Avenue Square.

1C. They're doing the Confounding Quiz over in the eastern section!
    I passed an, uh, interesting-looking man around Grand Avenue.
    I sat next to a really funny man sitting on the bench!
    I passed an incredibly large man over by Grand Avenue Square.
    

                        Grand Avenue Palace of Dreams

1A. I saw a strange-looking man over to the east.
    I saw Mr. Quiz at the Palace of Dreams.
    My friend told me that Captain Cryptic is over by the Palace of Dreams
    right now!
    I was looking in the store window, and suddenly a really fat man appeared!

1B. They're doing the Confounding Quiz over in the eastern section!
    I think I saw Captain Cryptic over there in the Grand Avenue area.
    The weird quiz man is roaming around the Palace of Dreams.
    I saw the reflection of some strange guy in one of the store windows.

1C. My friend says that he saw Captain Cryptic in the east!
    I passed an, uh, interesting-looking man around Grand Avenue.
    I participated in the quiz event at the Palace of Dreams and won a prize!
    See?
    I heard someone spotted Captain Cryptic over by the Palace of Dreams.


                                   The Alley

1A. I saw a strange-looking man over to the east.
    Captain Cryptic was walking through the alleyway.
    I just bumped into a really funny man in the alleyway!
    I was looking in the store window, and suddenly a really fat man appeared!

1B. You know that big, stocky guy? I saw him in the east.
    They're doing the Confounding Quiz over in the eastern section.
    There's a stranger in the alley. Stranger danger!
    I saw that big bear guy in that store window!

1C. My friend says that he saw Captain Cryptic in the east!
    I heard the quiz man might be in the alleyway.
    I saw the reflection of some strange guy in one of the store windows.
    I was looking at a store window when a man started quizzing me out of
    nowhere!



                                 [5] QUESTIONS

Questions asked cover a variety of topics. As there are 120 of them, they have 
been organized by subject area category to assist the reader to find any 
particular question of interest. Within categories, questions are presented in 
alphabetical order.

                        [III] Final Fantasy XIII Facts

Questions in this category can most readily be answered using facts available 
through play of the Final Fantasy XIII game.

1. Besides military personnel, what group of people was exempt from the purge?

[SQUARE]  - Sanctum employees
[TRIANGLE]- Children under the age of 10
[CIRCLE]  - Chocobo owners
[X]       - Palumpolum residents

2. In Gran Pulse mythology, who is referred to as the false demon?

[SQUARE]  - Etro
[TRIANGLE]- Orphan
[CIRCLE]  - Lindzel
[X]       - Pulse

3. Many online shops were available on Cocoon. Which is the oldest store that 
handles ore?

[SQUARE]  - Up in Arms
[TRIANGLE]- Moogleworks
[CIRCLE]  - Lenora's Garage
[X]       - The Motherlode

4. Many online shops were available on Cocoon. Which specialized in medicine 
and health products?

[SQUARE]  - Unicorn Mart
[TRIANGLE]- Gilgamesh, Inc
[CIRCLE]  - Magical Moments
[X]       - Moogleworks

5. Many online stores were available on Cocoon. Which specialized in monster 
materials?

[SQUARE]  - O'aka
[TRIANGLE]- Creature Comforts
[CIRCLE]  - Junon Souvenirs
[X]       - Flesh & Bones

6. Many online shops were available on Cocoon. Which specialized in outdoor 
gear?

[SQUARE]  - R&D Depot
[TRIANGLE]- Sanctum Labs
[CIRCLE]  - B&W Outfitters
[X]       - Eden Pharmaceuticals

7. They say the long gui eat their own weight in food. How many shaolong guis 
equal one long gui?

[SQUARE]  - Approximately 1.5
[TRIANGLE]- Approximately 3000
[CIRCLE]  - Approximately 100
[X]       - Approximately 10,000

8. What are the names of the Shiva sisters?

[SQUARE]  - Styra and Nix
[TRIANGLE]- Lightning and Serah
[CIRCLE]  - Carrie and Irene
[X]       - Joanne and Mireille

9. What does Lightning's Eidolon, Odin, transform into in gestalt mode?

[SQUARE]  - A whale
[TRIANGLE]- A sheep
[CIRCLE]  - A chocobo
[X]       - A white horse

10. What does Sash's Eidolon, Brynhilder, transform into in gestalt mode?

[SQUARE]  - A carriage
[TRIANGLE]- A phantom train
[CIRCLE]  - A four-wheeler
[X]       - A submarine

11. What happened to Fang's l'Cie brand as it stopped its progression?

[SQUARE]  - It looked burnt.
[TRIANGLE]- No one knows. It was covered with a bandage.
[CIRCLE]  - It got smaller.
[X]       - It changed color.

12. What looks like a flower but stings like a bee?

[SQUARE]  - Pulsework Knight
[TRIANGLE]- Triffid
[CIRCLE]  - Midlight Reaper
[X]       - Hoplite

13. What is the Borgbear incapable of doing?

[SQUARE]  - Roller skating
[TRIANGLE]- Punching a foe
[CIRCLE]  - Becoming a Borgbear Hero
[X]       - Summoning Eidolons

14. What shape is the crystal that Lightning uses to summon her Eidolon?

[SQUARE]  - Malboro
[TRIANGLE]- Wings
[CIRCLE]  - A rose
[X]       - A sword

15. What was the biggest concern for Snow when he decided to propose to Serah?

[SQUARE]  - Lightning wasn't a big fan of his.
[TRIANGLE]- Sarah was a fal'Cie.
[CIRCLE]  - They were from different worlds.
[X]       - Getting teased by the others.

16. What was the name of the jet used by Lieutenant Colonel Yaag Rosch to 
fight Lightning and the other l'Cie?

[SQUARE]  - Pantheron
[TRIANGLE]- Palamesia
[CIRCLE]  - Lindblum
[X]       - Proudclad

17. What was the rank of PSICOM's special ops leader Yaag Rosch when he was 
killed in action?

[SQUARE]  - Lieutenant General
[TRIANGLE]- Lieutenant Colonel
[CIRCLE]  - Private First Class
[X]       - Master Sergeant

18. When did Snow propose to Serah?

[SQUARE]  - The day after Ragnorok
[TRIANGLE]- When they started dating
[CIRCLE]  - The moment they met
[X]       - When Serah became a l'Cie

19. When Hope became a l'Cie, his brand appeared on his left hand. How did he 
hide it?

[SQUARE]  - He wrapped a bandage around it
[TRIANGLE]- He wrapped a yellow bandanna around it
[CIRCLE]  - He didn't
[X]       - He wore a black wristband

20. When Sazh became a l'Cie, where did his brand appear?

[SQUARE]  - His left hand
[TRIANGLE]- His back
[CIRCLE]  - His scalp
[X]       - His chest

21. When Serah lived with Lightning, they had matching accessories. On what 
body part did they adorn this jewelry?

[SQUARE]  - Head
[TRIANGLE]- Right arm
[CIRCLE]  - Hip
[X]       - Ears

22. Where did Sazh purchase a chocobo chick for Dajh?

[SQUARE]  - Bodhum's cafe
[TRIANGLE]- Palumpolum's pet store
[CIRCLE]  - Online
[X]       - Euride's market

23. Which of the following can be made of ice, water or wind?

[SQUARE]  - A ring
[TRIANGLE]- A bangle
[CIRCLE]  - An amulet
[X]       - A necklace

24. Which of the following can fly?

[SQUARE]  - Circuitron
[TRIANGLE]- Monstrous Flan
[CIRCLE]  - Wyvern
[X]       - Navidon

25. Which of the following can swim?

[SQUARE]  - Yakshini
[TRIANGLE]- Ambling Bellows
[CIRCLE]  - Bomb
[X]       - Hedge Frog

26. Which of the following has a shell?

[SQUARE]  - Garchimacera
[TRIANGLE]- Adamantoise
[CIRCLE]  - Incubus
[X]       - Mushussu

27. Which of the following is not green?

[SQUARE]  - Ahriman
[TRIANGLE]- Cactuar Prime
[CIRCLE]  - Bandersnatch
[X]       - Ochu

28. Which of the following is not red?

[SQUARE]  - Munchkin
[TRIANGLE]- Red Chocobo
[CIRCLE]  - Flandragora
[X]       - Tonberry

29. Which of the following was created using AMP technology?

[SQUARE]  - Bellow Meteus
[TRIANGLE]- Water ring
[CIRCLE]  - Water ray
[X]       - Watera gear

30. Which of these four monsters weighs the least?

[SQUARE]  - Pantheron
[TRIANGLE]- Megrim Thresher
[CIRCLE]  - Tonberry
[X]       - Ochu


                      [III-2] Final Fantasy XIII-2 Facts

Questions in this category can most readily be answered using facts obtainable 
through play of the Final Fantasy XIII-2 game.


1. A long gui born during the catastrophe would be how old in 400AF?

[SQUARE]  - A few hundred years old
[TRIANGLE]- Approximately 10 years old
[CIRCLE]  - Approximately 50 years old
[X]       - A few thousand years old

2. After the fall of Cocoon, a new era began. What does AF stand for?

[SQUARE]  - Angelic Fantasy
[TRIANGLE]- Academia Force
[CIRCLE]  - After the Fall
[X]       - Another Field

3. Alyssa was with a friend during the Purge. What was her friend's name?

[SQUARE]  - Gadalar
[TRIANGLE]- Nena Stein
[CIRCLE]  - Dah Yis
[X]       - Namingway

4. Duplicates are a 3D portrayal of what?

[SQUARE]  - Images
[TRIANGLE]- People
[CIRCLE]  - Photographs
[X]       - Figurines

5. From the central pathway of Academia, if you cross the bridge west of 
Chocolina, what will you see on the sign in front of you?

[SQUARE]  - A tree
[TRIANGLE]- A cactuar
[CIRCLE]  - A cat
[X]       - A chocobo

6. How many blades are on the windmill in Oerba?

[SQUARE]  - 8
[TRIANGLE]- 3
[CIRCLE]  - 5
[X]       - 1

7. How many lights are there above the gate of the mysterious fighting arena 
linked to Sunleth?

[SQUARE]  - 3
[TRIANGLE]- 6
[CIRCLE]  - 8
[X]       - 1

8. How many toes does a sheep have?

[SQUARE]  - 1
[TRIANGLE]- 3
[CIRCLE]  - 5
[X]       - 4

9. In 300 AF, what revolutionary idea solved Academia's power shortage issue?

[SQUARE]  - Titan energy
[TRIANGLE]- Typhoon energy
[CIRCLE]  - Crystal energy
[X]       - Human energy

10. In 4XX AF, a man was blacklisted for hanging around the Academy 
headquarters. Why was he there?

[SQUARE]  - He was in love with Alyssa.
[TRIANGLE]- He was planning on stealing secret information.
[CIRCLE]  - He was a terrorist.
[X]       - He wanted a job at the Academy.

11. In New Bodhum what group of people frequently uses the path along the 
shore?

[SQUARE]  - Cats
[TRIANGLE]- Children
[CIRCLE]  - Fishermen
[X]       - Surfers

12. In order to tell duplicates apart from humans, how are they programmed to 
greet people?

[SQUARE]  - Good morning kupo!
[TRIANGLE]- Hello.
[CIRCLE]  - Choco-boco-lina!
[X]       - Welcome.

13. In the Steppe, how do the smaller sheep act towards the bigger sheep?

[SQUARE]  - They clean them
[TRIANGLE]- They flop on their backs
[CIRCLE]  - They run away
[X]       - They linger near them

14. Noel once said, "Never give up, for the goddess Etro watches always and 
helps them..." Finish the quote

[SQUARE]  - Who she finds attractive
[TRIANGLE]- Who serve the fal'Cie
[CIRCLE]  - Who help themselves
[X]       - Who serve her

15. Of the Farseer's legends, which has not been passed down for generations?

[SQUARE]  - They used the seeress to predict the future.
[TRIANGLE]- They created a sophisticated civilization.
[CIRCLE]  - They had the power to turn people into l'Cie.
[X]       - They built the city of Paddra.

16. On what floor did Serah and Noel get trapped in Augusta Tower?

[SQUARE]  - Basement
[TRIANGLE]- 51st floor
[CIRCLE]  - 60th floor
[X]       - 7th floor

17. One of the Academy researchers in Yaschas Massif is a dog lover or, a cat 
lover depending upon the era. In which year was she a cat lover?

[SQUARE]  - 400 AF
[TRIANGLE]- 10 AF
[CIRCLE]  - 3 AF
[X]       - 1X AF

18. Serah has two stuffed animals in her room. One is a carbuncle. What's the 
other?

[Square]   - Herself
[TRIANGLE] - Chocobo chick
[CIRCLE]   - Ochu
[X]        - Cactuar

19. Some Cie'th defend themselves using their large tentacles. What is the 
best way to defeat them?

[SQUARE]  - Aim for its face
[TRIANGLE]- Defend yourself
[CIRCLE]  - Cry
[X]       - Get rid of the tentacles first

20. The Parthenocissus sunlethus is the vine commonly seen in Sunleth. What 
unique characteristics do these vines have?

[SQUARE]  - They grow on land
[TRIANGLE]- Their fruit shine
[CIRCLE]  - They envelop entire tree branches
[X]       - Their flowers are rainbow-colored

21. The remains of what facility can be found in Oerba?

[SQUARE]  - Performance Hall
[TRIANGLE]- School
[CIRCLE]  - Prison
[X]       - Station

22. What cannot be found in Academia?

[SQUARE]  - Flan schools
[TRIANGLE]- The Academy Headquarters
[CIRCLE]  - The Thirteenth Ark research center
[X]       - Gates

23. What color is the cactuar image drawn in the center of the hunter camp in 
the Steppe?

[SQUARE]  - Black
[TRIANGLE]- Red
[CIRCLE]  - White
[X]       - Pink

24. What color is the flower Yeul has in her hand in 200 AF?

[SQUARE]  - White
[TRIANGLE]- Pink
[CIRCLE]  - Red
[X]       - Black

25. What design is engraved in Caius's sword?

[SQUARE]  - Emblem
[TRIANGLE]- Spiral
[CIRCLE]  - Eye
[X]       - Flower 

26. What do the hunters manipulate in order to control the weather?
 
[SQUARE]  - Temperature
[TRIANGLE]- Wind
[CIRCLE]  - Clouds
[X]       - Insects

27. What does Mog remember about his upbringing?

[SQUARE]  - It was full of freedom
[TRIANGLE]- It was kupo-static
[CIRCLE]  - It was exciting and thrilling
[X]       - It was luxurious and rich

28. What does Mog want to do with his savings?

[SQUARE]  - He wants to make a donation to the paradox victims.
[TRIANGLE]- He wants to bet big on the races.
[CIRCLE]  - He doesn't know yet.
[X]       - He wants plastic surgery to make his eyes bigger.

29. What emotion does the cactuar's expression convey?

[SQUARE]  - Bliss
[TRIANGLE]- None
[CIRCLE]  - Rage
[X]       - Sorrow

30. What fact surrounding the goddess Etro is not recorded in any documents?

[SQUARE]  - She resides in a place where the souls of the dead gather.
[TRIANGLE]- She has a moogle servant.
[CIRCLE]  - She is the goddess of death and chaos.
[X]       - She resides in Valhalla.

31. What identification number is imprinted on the wall of the route near the 
cemetery in the Bresha Ruins?

[SQUARE]  - F113
[TRIANGLE]- A51
[CIRCLE]  - N556
[X]       - E000

32. What is growing in New Bodhum's garden?

[SQUARE]  - Cactuars
[TRIANGLE]- Grass
[CIRCLE]  - Vegetables
[X]       - Flowers

33. What is needed to keep the new Cocoon afloat?

[SQUARE]  - Mega-graviton
[TRIANGLE]- Gravity Force
[CIRCLE]  - AMP Technology
[X]       - Gravitron Core

34. What is the desert area of Oerba called?

[SQUARE]  - Red Moon
[TRIANGLE]- The Ashensand
[CIRCLE]  - Silvery Sands
[X]       - The Azuresand

35. What is the main cause of bullying among the flan?

[SQUARE]  - Difference in home environment
[TRIANGLE]- Difference in athletic ability
[CIRCLE]  - Difference in grades
[X]       - Difference in elasticity

36. What is the meaning behind the winter flower the Silver Petal?

[SQUARE]  - Dry your tears
[TRIANGLE]- Always remember
[CIRCLE]  - Together forever
[X]       - My selfish princess

37. What is the relationship of the NORA members?

[SQUARE]  - Classmates
[TRIANGLE]- Siblings
[CIRCLE]  - Childhood friends
[X]       - Distant relatives

38. What is the Ochu incapable of doing?

[SQUARE]  - Using its wings to fly.
[TRIANGLE]- Opening its mouth and screaming.
[CIRCLE]  - Spreading microchu seeds.
[X]       - Swinging around its tentacles.

39. What is the tonberry incapable of doing?

[SQUARE]  - Donning a robe
[TRIANGLE]- Walking around with a knife
[CIRCLE]  - Intimidating foes with its horns
[X]       - Giving a grudgeful look

40. What is used in the creation of various signs in Academia?

[SQUARE]  - Holographs
[TRIANGLE]- Mini LCD screens
[CIRCLE]  - Paint and wood
[X]       - Metal boards and a sophisticated printing technique

41. What shape is the doorway of the building in which the mystic in 
serendipity resides?

[SQUARE]  - A roulette wheel
[TRIANGLE]- A slot machine reel
[CIRCLE]  - The letter A
[X]       - A chocobo beak

42. What store is found behind the row of vending machines in Academia?

[SQUARE]  - A bar
[TRIANGLE]- A shoe store
[CIRCLE]  - A clothing store
[X]       - A pot store

43. What unusual event occurred in Sunleth in 400AF?

[SQUARE]  - Some flan went missing
[TRIANGLE]- There was a large, growing population of tonberries
[CIRCLE]  - There were two moons in the sky
[X]       - The terrain kept changing

44. What was Alyssa looking for in the Bresha Ruins?

[SQUARE]  - "Magical Dances Vol. I&II
[TRIANGLE]- Dio's combat diary
[CIRCLE]  - A friend's grave
[X]       - A moogle's flute

45. Which enormous fal'Cie causes the eclipse?

[SQUARE]  - Fal'Cie Fenrir
[TRIANGLE]- Fal'Cie Bismark
[CIRCLE]  - Fal'Cie Dahaka
[X]       - Fal'Cie Atmos

46. Which of the following cannot be found in New Bodhum?

[SQUARE]  - Active volcanos
[TRIANGLE]- Children's laughter
[CIRCLE]  - A delicious cafe
[X]       - The calming sound of waves

47. Which strong-minded NORA member do the residents of the New Bodhum believe 
is the leader of the organization?

[SQUARE]  - Lebreau
[TRIANGLE]- Gadot
[CIRCLE]  - Yuj
[X]       - Maqui

48. Who did Serah and Noel think was responsible for hacking into the Augusta 
Tower security system?

[SQUARE]  - Cyber-terrorists
[TRIANGLE]- Alyssa
[CIRCLE]  - Proto fal'Cie Adam
[X]       - Caius

49. Who is the fashion guru of New Bodhum?

[SQUARE]  - Snow the Cat
[TRIANGLE]- Gadot
[CIRCLE]  - Yuj
[X]       - Alyssa

50. Who is the rock star on the posters seen in NORA House and all over 
Academia?

[SQUARE]  - INFORMA
[TRIANGLE]- Mick
[CIRCLE]  - Demonlina
[X]       - The Prince



                  [T] Final Fantasy III Series Obtuse Trivia

Questions in this category may involve guesswork as well as interpretation of 
knowledge gained through play of one or both of the Final Fantasy III and 
Final Fantasy III-2 games to be able to arrive at the correct answer.

1. Behemoth meat was a rare treat in Noel's era. How was it cooked?

[SQUARE]  - Roasted
[TRIANGLE]- Rinsed
[CIRCLE]  - Sliced
[X]       - Dried

2. Everyone wants a piece of this monster, whether it be a fragment, shell, or 
speck of ash!

[SQUARE]  - None
[TRIANGLE]- Avalanche
[CIRCLE]  - Bomb
[X]       - Circuitron

3. Goblin Maddog is Gran Pulse's boxing champion. What phrase is used by his 
fans when cheering him on?

[SQUARE]  - Keep your guard up!
[TRIANGLE]- Duck and Dive!
[CIRCLE]  - Quick on your toes!
[X]       - Goblinhancement!

4. How does a hedge frog return home to lay its eggs?

[SQUARE]  - They dig deep tunnels underground.
[TRIANGLE]- They rely on tornados.
[CIRCLE]  - They ball themselves up and roll down a slope.
[X]       - They attach themselves to other animals.

5. How many consecutive slot machine wins were achieved in the memorable 
Double Lucky Seven incident?

[SQUARE]  - 7
[TRIANGLE]- 21
[CIRCLE]  - 14
[X]       - 8

6. In 7 AF, Bom Bites became a favorite snack of residents of Palumpolum. What 
is the unique characteristic of this dessert?

[SQUARE]  - It keeps you feeling full for hours.
[TRIANGLE]- It cools your throat as you swallow.
[CIRCLE]  - It's very sticky.
[X]       - It feels like balloons popping in your mouth.

7. In Palumpolum's aerial road race GP, which airbike was criticized and 
called names such as the "flying white pig" and the "defective snowman"?

[SQUARE]  - Tonberry Rider
[TRIANGLE]- Beautiful Shiva
[CIRCLE]  - Big Mog
[X]       - Great Cactuar

8. In Pulse's well-known nursery rhyme "Elbow Grease," what is the old man in 
the fourth verse mistaken for?

[SQUARE]  - A goblin
[TRIANGLE]- A soldier
[CIRCLE]  - A yaksha
[X]       - An ochu

9. In the hit TV show "Viking," the main character is a superhero. What is his 
weakness?

[SQUARE]  - Ghosts
[TRIANGLE]- Carrots
[CIRCLE]  - Heavy Downpour
[X]       - Tardy allies

10. Kids love Chocobo Biscuits! What flavor is the new black biscuit?

[SQUARE]  - Pepper
[TRIANGLE]- Chocolate
[CIRCLE]  - Honey
[X]       - Carrot

11. Kids love the Cocoon Liner. Which car is their favorite?

[SQUARE]  - The Behemoth
[TRIANGLE]- The Titan
[CIRCLE]  - The Leviathan
[X]       - The Carbuncle

12. Labreau is younger than Gadot. Gadot is older than Yuj. Lebreau is older 
than Maqui. Who's the oldest?

[SQUARE]  - Gadot
[TRIANGLE]- Maqui
[CIRCLE]  - Labreau
[X]       - Yuj

13. Of all the airbikes, which was built for safety?

[SQUARE]  - Meteor G550
[TRIANGLE]- Luxurious Ochu
[CIRCLE]  - Aerial Cradle
[X]       - MX Fall

14. The chemical linoanin is found in gyshal greens. What diet-friendly effect 
does it have?

[SQUARE]  - Prevents hair loss
[TRIANGLE]- Deshell
[CIRCLE]  - Burns fat
[X]       - Energizes Chocobos

15. The fal'Cie responsible for shedding light on Cocoon was the fal'Cie 
Phoenix. Which fal'Cie was responsible for purifying the water?

[SQUARE]  - Fal'Cie Dahaka
[TRIANGLE]- Fal'Cie Anima
[CIRCLE]  - Fal'Cie Eden
[X]       - Fal'Cie Leviathan

16. The kids of New Bodhum love dares. One popular dare requires going into 
the woods late at night to retrieve an object. What is the item?

[SQUARE]  - Power Suit
[TRIANGLE]- Rat's tail
[CIRCLE]  - Scarletite
[X]       - Icebrand

17. The Oracle Drive is a piece of technology left by the ancient fal'Cie. How 
did the Academy refer to this device before it was given its official name?

[SQUARE]  - Sensory perception device
[TRIANGLE]- History recording device
[CIRCLE]  - Prophecy creation device
[X]       - Image replay device

18. The "Professor Yang" series started off as an educational publication, but 
is now a popular hologram novel with over a hundred volumes. What was the 
title of the first volume?

[SQUARE]  - "Mystical Creatures for the Clueless"
[TRIANGLE]- "That's Unbelievable Volume One"
[CIRCLE]  - "The Beginning of a Long Journey"
[X]       - "Professor Yang and the fossilized Lake"

19. The silver lobo is seen in many circus troupes. What is the one act it 
cannot perform?

[SQUARE]  - Dancing with a yakshini
[TRIANGLE]- Sawing someone in half
[CIRCLE]  - jumping through hoops
[X]       - Balancing on a ball

20. What anthem can be heard at any sporting event since the fall of Cocoon?

[SQUARE]  - "A Requiem for Rebirth"
[TRIANGLE]- "The fal'Cie's Allegiance"
[CIRCLE]  - "Memories of Gallant Soldiers"
[X]       - "Sorrow of the l'Cie"

21. What can be found on the logo of the Wooly Sheep Soda?

[SQUARE]  - Flan
[TRIANGLE]- Chocobo
[CIRCLE]  - Sheep
[X]       - Alyssa

22. What can withstand heavy winds, lightning, or even a hole through its 
body?

[SQUARE]  - Sahagin
[TRIANGLE]- Hedge Frog
[CIRCLE]  - Corrosive custard
[X]       - Goblin chieftan

23. What energy source was discovered on the sea bed of New Bodhum in 300 AF?

[SQUARE]  - Shipping oil
[TRIANGLE]- Ether Hydrate
[CIRCLE]  - Firestone
[X]       - Chocobo Methane

24. What quirky stuffed animal is a must-have for young females?

[SQUARE]  - Tiger
[TRIANGLE]- Cat
[CIRCLE]  - Bresham Bass
[X]       - Moogle

25. What is the line frequently spoken by Mana in the movie "Love Trumps Gil?"

[SQUARE]  - What's going on?
[TRIANGLE]- Can I buy your love?
[CIRCLE]  - I ain't afraid of no l'Cie!
[X]       - Good morning kupo!

26. What is the move developed by Mattheus, the best wrestler in Academia's 
pro-wrestling league, that is based upon the movement of the yaksha?

[SQUARE]  - Goblin Punch
[TRIANGLE]- Cross Slash
[CIRCLE]  - War Dance
[X]       - Aura Cannon

27. What is the name of the Gran Pulse paradise created from nothing but a 
poet's dreams?

[SQUARE]  - Serendipity
[TRIANGLE]- Serenity
[CIRCLE]  - Sentient
[X]       - Sacrilege

28. What item became popular among the Academy scientists in 10 AF due to the 
discovery of the Oracle Drive?

[SQUARE]  - Mog's bobble
[TRIANGLE]- Serah's miniskirt
[CIRCLE]  - The Academy blazer
[X]       - Lightning's feather belt

29. What monster can easily be spotted in the dark?

[SQUARE]  - Bahamut
[TRIANGLE]- Flanitor
[CIRCLE]  - Caterchipillar
[X]       - Silver Lobo

30. What was the design found on elixir cans that portrayed the incredible 
journey of the legendary l'Cie?

[SQUARE]  - A digital design
[TRIANGLE]- An abstract drawing portraying chaos and destruction
[CIRCLE]  - A white background with pictures of the l'Cie
[X]       - A black background with the silhouette of the fal'Cie

31. What was the most memorable role played by Jeff Roni, an actor rumored to 
be carrying on a steamy love affair with actress Terra Bradford?

[SQUARE]  - Assassin
[TRIANGLE]- A treasure hunter
[CIRCLE]  - King of Mechamania
[X]       - A savage

32. When creating a duplicate, why is it illegal to save the data of the 
original person?

[SQUARE]  - Common welfare
[TRIANGLE]- Privacy act
[CIRCLE]  - Impracticality
[X]       - Ethical reasons

33. When Noel first met Serah he immediately knew she was Lightning's sister 
for several reasons. Which is not one of those reasons?

[SQUARE]  - She resembled Lightning.
[TRIANGLE]- Mog told him.
[CIRCLE]  - They had the same emblem on their clothes.
[X]       - He overheard Lebreau's conversation.

34. Which club dominated the 5 - 6AF season of Cocoon's Premium League thanks 
to its harsh training conditions and hunger for victory?

[SQUARE]  - Eden Gunners
[TRIANGLE]- Palumpolum Wolves
[CIRCLE]  - Nautilus United
[X]       - New Bodhum FC

35. Which model is popular among collectors?

[SQUARE]  - 1/30000 scale New Bodhum
[TRIANGLE]- 1/350 scale The Palamecia
[CIRCLE]  - 1/1 scale Serah Farron
[X]       - 1/32 scale Alchemic Jelly



                        [O] Other Final Fantasy Facts

Questions in this category are best answered using information available 
through play of Final Fantasy games other than Final Fantasy III and Final 
Fantasy III-2.


1. During the War of Transgression, what kind of sword was used by the 
legendary knight?

[SQUARE]  - A sword of destruction
[TRIANGLE]- A sword of light
[CIRCLE]  - A sword of crystal
[X]       - A sword of swiftness

2. What is the name of the exciting underwater sport that requires a ball?

[SQUARE]  - Tetra Master
[TRIANGLE]- Blitzball
[CIRCLE]  - Sprintshot
[X]       - Marinebike

3. What legendary creature was found in a block of ice on Gran Pulse?

[SQUARE]  - Biggs and Wedge
[TRIANGLE]- Troll
[CIRCLE]  - Shiva
[X]       - Valigarmanda


4. Which celebrated movie introduces the gunblade, a now-popular toy among 
kids?

[SQUARE]  - "The Sorceress's Knight"
[TRIANGLE]- "Loveless"
[CIRCLE]  - "Zanarkand"
[X]       - "Aria"

5. Which endangered monster species is known for its unique eyes?

[SQUARE]  - Goblin
[TRIANGLE]- Behemoth
[CIRCLE]  - Long Gui
[X]       - Catoblepas




                                 [6] LOCATIONS

The purpose of this section is to complete the Captain Cryptic information set 
offered by this playing guide. The major "Spoiler" facts have been collected 
here so as to allow those interested in using a "do it your self" approach to 
complete the Captain Cryptic quest to do so by using only the materials 
presented in a selection of the other sections of this guide.

The presentation is structured so as to fulfill a secondary objective of 
providing a "minimum effort" method for completing the Captain Cryptic quest. 
Individuals wishing to complete the quest quickly and just get on with the 
rest of the game need only look to the content of this section to realize that 
end.

There is no prerequisite for starting the Captain Cryptic quest. 

It will be to the player's advantage to have the overhead map of Academia 4XX 
AF in his possession before beginning the quest though. If the map was not 
found during the trip through Academia 400 AF, go down the moving walkway at 
the time gate to the first walkway area. Move straight ahead toward the next, 
very long, moving walkway to find and query the red-orange, stand-mounted 
panel located on the right-hand-side of the walkway just before it reaches the 
moving walkway to receive the map.

The Captain Cryptic quest can be started immediately upon entering Academia 
4XX AF or can be delayed until a more convenient time without penalty. If 
started, the quest may interrupted to do other things without penalty. Captain 
Cryptic is always available in Academia 4XX AF before the quest is started, 
during the quest, and after the quest is completed.


                        [Q] Quick Completion Approach


In overview the "quick and dirty" approach is as follows:

1. Go to the Academy Headquarters. Search the inside lobby area to find an 
"invisible" Captain Cryptic standing in the middle of a "red" geometric 
pattern in the left-rear-side floor of the lobby.

2. Use [R1] to make Captain Cryptic "visible". Use [X]to initiate contact with 
Captain Cryptic.

3. Answer his question correctly. (As there is no time limit for answering a 
question, a player can make use of the question and answer materials provided 
in the guide as needed.) Receive the "Quiz Rank: Private" fragment just before 
Captain Cryptic disappears to relocate to one of his eleven Confounding Quiz 
station locations.

4. Use the provided location list to search for the next location occupied by 
the, once again, "invisible" Captain Cryptic. Starting in New Town after the 
initial contact seems simplest. There are only three; close together locations 
to view and, at times, unsolicited NPC comments will be received that indicate 
Captain Cryptic will be found in a different area. (Whenever a location-
related statement is received in a given area, it is certain that Captain 
Cryptic will be found in the alternate area. For more information on this, 
consult the "Clues" section of this playing guide.)

5. If a NPC comment suggests that Captain Cryptic is in some location, 
immediately exit New Town and move across "Central Bridge" to search alternate 
locations found using the information provided in the location list of this 
section.

6. Once Captain Cryptic is found, use [R1] and [X] to receive and answer the 
first two consecutive questions correctly. Receive the "Quiz Rank: Sergeant" 
fragment just before Captain Cryptic disappears to relocate to one of the 
available ten alternate Confounding Quiz station locations.

7. Use the provided list to view the alternate locations in the "local" area 
to see if Captain Cryptic is there. Keep aware of unsolicited NPC comments 
received so as to recognize any location-indicating statement provided. If 
such is received, immediately move across "Central Bridge" to view alternate 
Captain Cryptic locations to be found in that part of Academia 4XX AF.

8. When Captain Cryptic is found, use [R1] and [X] to answer the first three 
consecutive questions correctly and receive the "Quiz Rank Lieutenant" 
fragment. Search for and find Captain Cryptic.

9. Use [R1] and [X] to answer the first four consecutive questions correctly 
and receive the "Quiz Rank: Colonel" fragment. Search for and find Captain 
Cryptic.

10. Use [R1] and [X] to answer the first five consecutive questions correctly, 
receive the "Quiz Rank General" fragment and complete the quest.

11. Optionally, and for no consequence, return to the lobby area of the 
Academy headquarters to find a "visible" Captain Cryptic at his final location 
behind the counter of the "shop" in the left-rear of the lobby. Use [X] to 
interact with him and receive a response of "No more questions for you two!" 
or "Quiz time is over now, kiddies!"

There is no significant penalty for missing any question during the quest 
other than it will extend the time used to complete the quest. This is due to 
the need to conduct an additional search to find Captain Cryptic so that 
questions can be attempted again.

If you do miss a question, Captain Cryptic will make one of the following 
sarcastic comments and immediately disappear to move to another location.

                     1. Wrong! Ten laps around the area!
                     2. Wrong! Bring your brain next time!
                     3. Mommy not helping with your homework?
                     4. Haha! Picking at random are we?


                           [L] List of Locations

There are eleven Confounding Quiz station locations involved in the Captain 
Cryptic quest. Successful use of the "quick and dirty" quest completion 
approach will limit a player's exposure to four of them.

The provided Captain Cryptic location list presents a terse description of the 
site of each of the eleven possible Confounding Quiz locations plus a more 
detailed set of directions of how to get to the locations starting from the T- 
intersection where the easily-located Chocolina has set up shop.

All directions given assume player familiarity with the map tools available in 
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (See the content of the "Search" section for an 
introduction, if needed.)

To begin, recognize that certain elements of a complete description for travel 
from the selected starting point to each Confounding Quiz location are common 
to several sites. Directions from Chocolina to New Town are common to three of 
the Captain Cryptic locations. Directions from Chocolina to Grand avenue are 
common to eight locations.

For brevity, directions to these two "entrance" points are provided next - 
outside the presentation of the individual Confounding Quiz site listing 
details.   

To get to the chosen New Town entrance (there are two possible entry points), 
face Academy Headquarters (turn to look north) and turn to the left (turn to 
face west). Take the path in front of you to its T-intersection (move west 
along the path) and turn right (turn north at the end of the straight path 
segment). Proceed along the right-side path (move north along the north-south 
pathway) to find a moving stairway on the left (on the west side of the 
pathway). Take the moving stairway up to the next level, turn right (take the 
moving stairway south and exit west at the top) to reach the chosen entrance 
to New Town.

To get to the chosen Grand Avenue entrance (there are three possible entry 
points), face Academy Headquarters (turn to look north) and turn to the right 
(turn to face east). Move straight down the path in front of you to the point 
where it makes a right angle turn to the right (move east and take the first 
non-moving path off the east-west pathway that extends to the south). Move 
down the path (walk south) to find a moving walkway on the left (on the east 
side of the path). Ride the moving walkway (go east up the walkway) to its top 
to reach the chosen entrance to Grand Avenue. 

The three listed New Town locations can be quickly covered in a simple travel 
loop. Start at the New Town entry point and use corridors to view the first 
and second sites. Next ride part of the long moving walkway west to take a 
second moving walkway to the next lower level and view the third site.  Return 
to the New Town entrance point by moving up a third walkway between the lower 
level and the next higher level.

The other eight locations can also be covered in a travel loop. Survey the 
central portion of Grand Avenue to view five sites that are very close 
together. Next move east on Grand Avenue to Grand avenue Square and view its 
site. Now move north, then dog-leg west to view the site in the Palace of 
Dreams. Finally, exit the Grand Avenue area to enter The Alley by taking the 
moving walkway in Grand Avenue Square west. Work your way northwest (decidedly 
more west than north) through The Alley's maze of corridors to view the eighth 
site.  

So, at last, the discussion comes to the list that enumerates the eleven 
locations which Captain Cryptic can occupy in the conduct of his quiz.


                               Western Section

New Town comprises the "Western Section" of the Captain Cryptic search area.


                                   New Town 

LOCATION 1: At the yellow spot on the floor in the small niche at the apex of 
the triangular-shaped alcove south of the east end of the long moving walkway.

DIRECTIONS: Start at the entry point and turn left. Move south past the east 
end of the long moving walkway to the corner of the area. Turn right and move 
west along the storefront appearances to a position just south of the second 
of two red-orange benches separating the moving walkway from the storefront 
area. The triangular-shaped alcove will be to the left.   

LOCATION 2: At the end of the short north-south hallway stub on the 
approximate center line of the north side of the New Town area.

DIRECTIONS: Start at the entry point and turn left. Move south until you are 
able to turn right to move west across the southernmost part of new town. Use 
the long moving walkway or the available corridors to move west until you are 
under the (non accessible) overhead walkway found there. At that point, the 
small hallway containing a trash receptacle, a bench and two vending machines 
will be seen on the south side of the moving walkway.

LOCATION 3: Behind the red sign beneath the west most moving stairway between 
the lowest and second lowest floor in New Town.

DIRECTIONS: Start at the entry point and turn left. Move south along the 
corridor to find a short moving stairway connecting your current floor with 
the next-lower-level floor on the right-hand-side of the corridor. Go down the 
moving stairway and continue west along the corridor you find there. At the 
intersection with the cross corridor, look to the right to see a red sign 
beneath the supporting structure of the west most moving stairway in New Town 
connecting the lowest and second lowest floor levels.


                                Eastern Section

The Eastern Section has several subdivisions. There are Grand Avenue, Grand 
Avenue Square, Grand Avenue Palace of Dreams, Grand Avenue Southern Block and 
The Alley. Captain Cryptic Confounding Quiz locations will be found in all of 
these subareas other than Grand Avenue Southern Block.

                                   
                                 Grand Avenue

LOCATION 1: At the end of the only short north-south hallway stub on the south 
side of Grand Avenue.

DIRECTIONS: Start at the chosen entry point and move east down the right 
(south) side of Grand Avenue. Pass two store fronts to find the hallway stub 
on your left. It is bounded by the second store front on its west side and by 
a public comfort station on its east side.

LOCATION 2: Inside the shoe store located on the south side of Grand Avenue.

DIRECTIONS: Start at the chosen entry point and move east down the right 
(south) side of Grand Avenue to find two red orange benches on the south side 
of the walkway. The shoe store and its display window are located just south 
of the two benches.

LOCATION 3: Beneath the stairway portion of the overhead walkway crossing 
Grand Avenue.

DIRECTIONS: Start at the chosen entry point and move east down the left 
(north) side of Grand Avenue. About halfway down the Grand Avenue section of 
the walkway, a large stairway leading to an elevated walkway that passes over 
Grand Avenue will be found. The area of interest is the open space beneath the 
stairs that appears in the walkway supporting structure.

LOCATION 4: At the end of the only short north-south hallway stub on the north 
side of Grand Avenue.

DIRECTIONS: Start at the chosen entry point and move east down the left 
(north) side of Grand Avenue. When the stairway for the overhead walkway is 
reached, turn left (north) to pass through the supporting structure beneath 
it. When the storefront north of the stairway is reached, take the short dog-
leg west and north to reach the hallway stub.

LOCATION 5: In the small niche at northeast corner of the small, square plaza 
reached by use of the only moving walkway on the north side of Grand Avenue.

DIRECTIONS: Start at the chosen entry point and move east down the left 
(north) side of Grand Avenue. Just before reaching the large stairway, take 
the north-south moving stairway that appears down to a small, square plaza. 
Move over to the northeast corner to view the niche.


                              Grand Avenue Square

LOCATION: In the very dark room at the southeast corner of Grand Avenue 
Square.

DIRECTIONS: Start at the chosen entry point and move east through the Grand 
Avenue part of the Eastern Section. Go up the broad stairway to enter Grand 
Avenue Square. Move forward (east) and bear to the right (southeasterly) to 
find a very dark, two-opening doorway into the black room.


                         Grand Avenue Palace of Dreams

LOCATION: Inside the only store that can be entered in the Grand Avenue Palace 
of Dreams.

DIRECTIONS: Start at the chosen entry point and move east through the Grand 
Avenue part of the Eastern Section. Go up the broad stairway to enter Grand 
Avenue Square. Turn left (north) to find the hallway entrance to the Grand 
Avenue Palace of Dreams area. At the T-intersection, turn left (east). Next, 
follow the hallway around to its end. The opening permitting entrance to the 
store will be on the right (eastern) side. 


                                   The Alley

LOCATION: Inside the single open storefront in The Alley area.

DIRECTIONS: Start at the chosen entry point and move east through the Grand 
Avenue part of the Eastern Section, Go up the broad stairway to enter Grand 
Avenue Square. Make a U-turn to the left and go west up the short moving 
walkway. Enter the opening into The Alley that appears just south (on the 
left) of the moving walkway.

Upon entering The Alley, immediately turn right (to the west) and along the 
wall to a six-step stairway. Go up the stairs and turn right (to the north) at 
the top of the stairs to enter a narrow walkway. Continue on to move down a 
second stairway and then turn left (to the west) into a wider hallway. Walk 
west to the end of the hallway. Where it narrows, look into the hallway on the 
left (to the south) to see the storefront.

NOTE: There is a second, sometimes more convenient, path to the Captain 
Cryptic Confounding Quiz location in The Alley. It also is a starting point 
for a "back" entrance into Grand Avenue.

DIRECTIONS: Start at the T-intersection where Chocolina is found. Take the 
long moving walkway south to end up at the small plaza at the foot of the 
short moving walkway between that plaza and the entry Time Gate for Academia 
4XX AF. Go left (east) on the crossing walkway found there to find a short 
moving walkway on its left (north) side.  Move up the moving walkway to find a 
corridor that permits entry into The Alley area. Continue north then east to 
use the corridor and then take the first corridor to the left (north) in The 
Alley to find the storefront.

To get to Grand Avenue from the storefront location, reverse the path 
described above which was used to find the store front starting from a 
position in Grand Avenue.


                              [7] ANSWERS SHEET



                           FINAL FANTASY XIII FACTS

1. [SQUARE]     7. [SQUARE]    13. [X]         19. [TRIANGLE]  25. [X]
2. [CIRCLE]     8. [SQUARE]    14. [CIRCLE]    20. [X]         26. [TRIANGLE]
3. [X]          9. [X]         15. [SQUARE]    21. [TRIANGLE]  27. [CIRCLE]
4. [SQUARE]    10. [CIRCLE]    16. [X]         22. [X]         28. [X]
5. [TRIANGLE]  11. [SQUARE]    17. [TRIANGLE]  23. [SQUARE]    29. [X]
6. [CIRCLE]    12. [TRIANGLE]  18. [X]         24. [CIRCLE]    30. [CIRCLE]



                          FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 FACTS

1. [SQUARE]    11. [X]         21. [TRIANGLE]  31. [X]         41. [CIRCLE]
2. [CIRCLE]    12. [X]         22. [SQUARE]    32. [CIRCLE]    42. [TRIANGLE]
3. [TRIANGLE]  13. [X]         23. [TRIANGLE]  33. [X]         43. [SQUARE]
4. [TRIANGLE]  14. [CIRCLE]    24. [SQUARE]    34. [TRIANGLE]  44. [CIRCLE]
5. [SQUARE]    15. [CIRCLE]    25. [CIRCLE]    35. [X]         45. [SQUARE]
6. [TRIANGLE]  16. [TRIANGLE]  26. [TRIANGLE]  36. [TRIANGLE]  46. [SQUARE]
7. [TRIANGLE]  17. [TRIANGLE]  27. [SQUARE]    37. [CIRCLE]    47. [SQUARE]
8. [TRIANGLE]  18. [TRIANGLE]  28. [CIRCLE]    38. [SQUARE]    48. [CIRCLE]
9. [TRIANGLE]  19. [X]         29. [TRIANGLE]  39. [CIRCLE]    49. [CIRCLE]
10.[SQUARE]    20. [TRIANGLE]  30. [TRIANGLE]  40. [SQUARE]    50. [SQUARE]



                      OBTUSE FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 TRIVIA

1. [SQUARE]     8. [SQUARE]    15. [X]         22. [X]         29. [TRIANGLE]
2. [CIRCLE]     9. [CIRCLE]    16. [TRIANGLE]  23. [TRIANGLE]  30. [CIRCLE]
3. [X]         10. [TRIANGLE]  17. [SQUARE]    24. [CIRCLE]    31. [CIRCLE]
4. [X]         11. [X]         18. [SQUARE]    25. [TRIANGLE]  32. [TRIANGLE]
5. [CIRCLE]    12. [SQUARE]    19. [TRIANGLE]  26. [CIRCLE]    33. [TRIANGLE]
6. [X]         13. [CIRCLE]    20. [SQUARE]    27. [SQUARE]    34. [X]
7. [CIRCLE]    14. [CIRCLE]    21. [CIRCLE]    28. [X]         35. [TRIANGLE]



                           OTHER FINAL FANTASY FACTS

1. [CIRCLE]     2. [TRIANGLE]   3. [X]          4. [SQUARE]     5. [X]