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                  XBOX 360 ACHIEVEMENT GUIDE V. 1.10 (FINAL)
                                 By: neeker
                             Gamertag: neeker75
    
    
    
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    DISCLAIMER AND LEGAL STUFF
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    This FAQ can be posted on:
    
    - GameFAQs.com 
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    and their associates only. Please do not ask whether you can post this 
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    to keep track.
    
    If you happen to see anyone other than the above hosting this, please 
    let me know so that I can feed them to the sharks, torture their feet 
    with a feather and throw them into a mall infested with zombies. 
    
    Also, please note that, as with most gaming guides:
    
    + + + THIS GUIDE CONTAINS SPOILERS! + + +
    
    If you can get offended by spoilers, please don't use a guide.
    
    
    
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    CONTENTS
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    1.  Contact Information
    2.  Introduction
    3.  Completion Achievements
    4.  Level Achievements
    5.  Quests Achievements
    6.  Miscellaneous Achievements
    7.  Conclusion
    
    Version history
    Credits 
    Paypal Link
    
    
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    1. CONTACT INFORMATION
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    Hi, I'm Lestor Wong. I post on GameFAQ.com/ GameSpot.com by the 
    username "neeker". 
    
    Feedback for this document can be directed to lestor underscore wong 
    at yahoo dot com. You may check out my other works here:
    
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/52881.html
    
    
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    2. INTRODUCTION
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    Kingdom under Fire: Circle of Doom is an action-RPG for the Xbox 360. 
    It has 32 achievements with a total of 1,000G up for grabs. They're 
    not exactly difficult to do, just time-consuming. This guide will 
    explain how to do all of them, and how you can do them as quickly as 
    possible. 
    
    At the point of writing, I've completed 100% of the achievements in 
    this game. Many thanks to my lot of friends who helped. Due to the 
    highly co-op nature of this game, this 1,000G is no doubt the most 
    fulfilling one that I've gotten. See credits for all who've helped in 
    the making of this guide.
    
    To make the job easier, I've categorized the achievements into the 
    following:
    
    - Completion Achievements
    - Level Achievements
    - Quests Achievements
    - Miscellaneous Achievements
    
    On a side note... please do not send me friend requests anymore! I've 
    been flooded by them and I can only accept so many...
    
    
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    3. COMPLETION ACHIEVEMENTS
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    These are achievements that you unlock once you complete certain tasks 
    with a specific character. 
    
    
    A FRIENDLY GAME (10)
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    Description: Complete the Tutorial
    
    Regardless of who you use, you'll begin the story at the Forest of 
    Embracing in a field of flowers. Simply perform the action given on 
    the screen to complete the tutorial, and you'll unlock this. Take note 
    not to "use" the disposable item (I think it's either a Fortune Cookie 
    or a Message from the Dark Dimension), or you'll not be able to 
    "equip" it when the tutorial requires you too. 
    
    
    THE FALLEN FOREST (10)
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    Description: Defeat the Forest Guardian
    
    The Forest Guardian is the first boss you encounter in the game. He's 
    at the end of the Forest of Embracing. To defeat him, first attack 
    any one of his four heads. Once the head's HP is down to about 50%, 
    move on to the next head. 
    
    After you tear down his head's HP, he'll fly up to the top. You should 
    now equip a ranged weapon and start shooting at him. After a while, 
    he jumps back down to ground, so avoid the fall or you'll get hurt. 
    
    Continue to pound on his heads until they're gone. He'll rise up to 
    the top again, so repeat the ranged attacks. Take note that he'll 
    periodically splurts out acidic breath from his heads, and when he's 
    above ground level, his blood drips can hurt you too. Use potions to 
    heal as and when needed. 
    
    When his HP is down to 1, it'll take forever before it turns to zero. 
    Just continue to do ranged attacks and heal, and he'll soon be gone.
    
    
    PRIDE AND IMPRUDENCE (10)
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    Description: Defeat Loki
    
    Loki guards the End of Arrogance. He should be the second boss you 
    fight in the game. Before you engage, equip an accessory with 
    resistance to lightning. This gives you a better chance to survive 
    his ranged lightning attacks. 
    
    During the early stages of the fight, Loki will spin around the room 
    in his armor. You can easily avoid his attacks by running away. To 
    ensure that you don't get hurt, use ranged attacks on him. As his HP 
    continues to decrease, his armor will fall apart.
    
    Towards the end of the fight, he's immuned to ranged attacks, so you 
    need to actually close in and melee him. Problem is, his lightning 
    attacks will stop you in your tracks. To preserve your HP, however, 
    I'd suggest to simply use the Magic Shot spell on him repeatedly and 
    he should be gone. 
    
    
    CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (10)
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    Description: Hunt down Loki's head
    
    This is a really clever achievement. After the tedious final phase of 
    the Loki fight, you wouldn't expect Loki's head to still be lurking 
    around, near his remains. If you actually get close, you should see a 
    tiny little head nearby. Land a hit or two on it, and you'll unlock 
    this achievement. If you can't find it, try using Magic Shot to attack 
    it blindly. 
    
    And, just in case you wonder, the head has a name too. It's called 
    "Mind Eater".
    
    You do not need to complete this achievement to advance the story 
    though.
    
    
    END OF COLD LOVE (10)
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    Description: Defeat the Ice Maiden
    
    The Ice Maiden is found at the End of Solitude. She has a few forms 
    of attacks:
    
    - A close-ranged attack when you're near
    - A ranged attack that sends frozen ice towards you 
    - A magic attack that summons ice statues around the arena
    - A magic attack that summons multiple copies of herself
    
    For the first two attacks, simply avoid them, and either close in to 
    melee her, or ranged attack her.
    
    For the third attack, you should notice that, apart from the ice 
    statues, there are faint copies of herself flying around. Attack the 
    ice statues (they should break in one hit), and avoid the flying 
    copies. If you get into contact with one of them, you'll lose a bunch 
    of health while staring at a screen of trees. 
    
    For the final attack, simply run around to avoid all her attacks. Do 
    not even bother to attack any of her copies now, since you'll open 
    yourself to attacks by other copies.
    
    Continue to reduce her HP when she's using the first two attacks until 
    she's defeated.
    
    
    END OF FRENZY (10)
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    Description: Defeat Balrog
    
    I'd rate Balrog as the hardest boss in the game. He guards the End of 
    Rage. The arena is a volcanic area, and you don't have much room to 
    stand since most of the area is full of lava. During the early stage, 
    use ranged attacks on him. He'll soon jump towards your position, so 
    avoid this, and pounce onto him with close-ranged attacks. 
    
    Sometimes, he'll jump up to the top. When he does this, he's immune 
    to any attacks, so just stay put. As his HP goes down to about 50%, 
    he'll send a chain towards your area. This will be anchored to a rock 
    near you, so quickly attack the chain. If you land enough hits on it, 
    it may remove the arm that he's holding the chain on. If you can 
    remove both his arms, it'll make this fight easier. 
    
    Otherwise, his final form of attack will devastate you. He simply 
    flies around the room, charging to you at will. You can try to do 
    ranged attacks on him, but I find that using a magic shot when he's
    charging at you will render you invulnerable. Only release the 
    charging of your magic shot when he lands. 
    
    Other than that, heal (a lot) and hope for the best.
    
    
    END OF THE DIMENSION (10)
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    Description: Defeat Encablossa
    
    Encablossa is the final boss, and he's actually quite easy to defeat. 
    In the early phase, he flies around in a white shadow while sending 
    attacks (debris, lighting, etc.) towards you. During this stage, he 
    can only be hurt by magic. 
    
    Soon, he turns into a black shadow, while still using the same 
    attacks. However, he's now vulnerable to both melee and ranged attacks. 
    
    When you managed to reduce his HP to about 50%, he turns into a flying 
    rock. This periodically sends out some radial attacks, and also tries 
    to knock you down physically. To defeat him, lock on and spam ranged 
    attacks until his HP is down. 
    
    Seriously, he's one of the easiest final bosses ever, even on Extreme.
    
    
    AWAKENED LOVER (20)
    REBUILDING THE EMPIRE (20)
    WALTER'S KEEPSAKE (20)
    END OF PAIN (20)
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    Description: Finish the game with Celine/ Leinhart/ Kendal/ Regnier
    
    Once you defeat Encablossa as any of the above character, you'll 
    unlock the respective achievement for that character. 
    
    Note that I mention "defeat Encablossa", and not "complete the game" 
    as the characters. Meaning, you can join a co-op game as any of these 
    characters before the Encablossa fight, win the fight, and unlock 
    the achievements WITHOUT having to play through the earlier chapters.
    
    Also note that Duane doesn't have a "finish the game" achievement.
    
    
    PURPOSE OF THE JOURNEY (20)
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    Description: Finish the game with Curian
    
    The reason I separate this from the others is because you can't choose 
    to play as Curian from the onset. To unlock him as a playable character, 
    you'll need to finish the game as Celine.
    
    The requirement for unlocking this achievement, however, is the same as 
    the others. You only need to defeat Encablossa. 
    
    
    GLUTTONY (20)
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    Description: Pick up all items dropped by a boss
    
    I put this under this category, because it has got to do with boss 
    fights. After a boss is defeated, he/ she will drop tons of loot on 
    the ground. You'll need to pick them alll up to unlock this. 
    
    Before you go into the fight, buy as much inventory space as possible 
    from the Idol of Death. Also, store all unused items as the idol's 
    box. You may still want to bring some potions in to heal. 
    
    Once the boss is defeated, you've about 30 seconds to pick up the loot. 
    You should be able to pick them all up if you buy extra inventory space 
    and store unused items at the idol. However, if your unused potions 
    are preventing you from picking up potions from the ground, call up 
    your inventory and destroy your potions quickly - time doesn't stop 
    when you're doing that. 
    
    I believe that if you're playing in a co-op session, all members in 
    the team will unlock this if all items are picked up. I can't be 100% 
    sure though, so if anyone can confirm this, please let me know.
    
    UPDATE: Wonder Pants told me that he was on co-op with a friend, 
    picked up everything and got the achievement while his friend, who 
    didn't pick up any items, didn't unlock it. However, octogonefou wrote 
    recently that he was on co-op, picked up only two items, and got the 
    achievement. As such, I can conclude that you can indeed get this
    achievement during co-op, provided your team sweep everything off the 
    floors, and every team member picks up at least one item.
    
    UPDATE2: I recently played a game with a friend who hasn't unlocked 
    this yet, and he didn't unlock it even when we picked up everything 
    off the ground together. It led me to believe that this achievement 
    may be glitched. Just to be sure that you get it, do it alone.
    
    
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    4. LEVEL ACHIEVEMENTS
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    Level achievements refer to all those "reach Level X with Y character" 
    achievements commonly found in RPGs. In this game, there are just 
    four of them... but they can be extremely time-consuming if you don't 
    play a few co-op games or two.
    
    
    STRANGER TO THE DIMENSION (20)
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    Description: Reach Level 10 with any character
    
    You'll probably get this towards the end of the Forest of Embracing on 
    your first character playthrough on solo. Simply kill anything in 
    sight, maybe redo a couple of maps and you should be good to go...
    
    ... or, you can simply join a hard/ extreme game on co-op and get it 
    in, like, five minutes. Obviously, this is on the assumption that the 
    hosts wouldn't kick you. You can't host a hard/ extreme game because 
    you haven't complete the story mode, you see.
    
    Which is why I'd suggest that you find a few good men to play the game 
    with regularly. These would be the people that you share EXP, do items 
    trading and all.
    
    I'll come to these soon.
    
    
    ADVENTURER OF THE DIMENSION (40)
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    Description: Reach Level 40 with any character
    
    As above, join a hard/ extreme game on co-op and you should get to 
    Level 40 in a couple of hours. 
    
    To make things easier, try to synthesize items with the "Greed" 
    attribute. Low level greed items obviously don't work as well as a 
    high level one. I'd suggest synthesizing at least a Level 15 greed, 
    but if you find enough items and gold to do a Level 25 one, by all 
    means.
    
    Just for your information, the following are items that I synthesized 
    with the greed attribute:
    
    Kendal/ Curian -   Shield
    Celine         -   Flying Daggers
    Leinhart       -   Fuma
    Duane          -   Machine Gun
    Regnier        -   Whip
    
    A Level 25 greed item earns you 50% more EXP.
    
    
    LORD OF THE DIMENSION (80)
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    Description: Reach Level 120 with any character
    
    By Level 60+, you should ideally have completed normal. In fact, you 
    should also consider completing hard ASAP so as to unlock extreme in 
    your solo game. The good thing is, regardless of whether you're hosting 
    a game, these modes can be unlocked in any co-op game, as long as you 
    beat Encablossa in the required modes. That is, to unlock hard, beat 
    Encablossa in co-op on normal; to unlock extreme, beat Encablossa in 
    co-op on hard.
    
    In any case, once you reach Level 80 online, I'd suggest playing solo 
    on extreme mode. Keep replaying the Forest of Embracing (ignore the 
    Forest Guardian fight) by killing the lizards (beware of those archers) 
    and the City of Desolation killing Blacksand Tribe monsters. I find 
    that it's faster to level up this way instead of playing in co-op from 
    this point simply because you get to kill the whole lot of monsters 
    alone, thus ensuring you get all the EXP required. 
    
    Yes, I know that you get more EXP in co-op, but it's also possible to 
    play with a super powerful character who kills everyone and gets all 
    the EXP. This is ok if you on low level and simply leeching on to get 
    left-over EXP, but a little time-consuming if you're on Level 80 going 
    on to 120.
    
    
    CURSE OF THE DEVELOPER (200)
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    Description: Reach Level 80 with all characters
    
    By all characters, it means Curian, who's an unlockable character, 
    must also reach Level 80.
    
    I've already provided levelling tips above, so just do the same for 
    all the characters, and you should get this in time. I can typically 
    level a character up to Level 80 in about five to seven hours. It 
    varies because sometimes I spent too much time at Idols synthesizing 
    stuff.
    
    And, if you're still skeptical about playing this game with a group of 
    close friends, you should note that you can be slaying high level 
    enemies on extreme even at low levels. There's this feature known as 
    "trading" in this game, and you should use it to your own benefit.
    
    For example, you've reached Level 120 with your main character. 
    Obviously, you must've played a hell lot of games on extreme to reach 
    this far. Meaning, you must've found some desirable loot that's not 
    usable for said character. My suggestion? Don't sell them. Instead, 
    with all the money you've, synthesize them until their SP requirements 
    are low.
    
    Let's say you're Kendal, and you found a +1,000 attack Palatz for 
    Curian. The sword requires 560 SP to be used, meaning your Level 1 
    Curian will not be able to use it until much later right? Not exactly. 
    Curian is poor, but Kendal is rich. Use Kendal's gold to synthesize the 
    weapon until its SP requirement is down to below 100.
    
    Now, join a friend's session as Kendal, and pass on the weapon to him. 
    Leave the game now, and join as Curian. Your friend passes the sword 
    back to you, and you guys go on an extreme rampage. You should level 
    up pretty quickly as long as you land hits on enemies (don't even have 
    to kill them). Each time you level up, pump everything into SP. Within 
    15 minutes, your character reaches Level 10, and has enough SP to 
    equip the +1,000 attack Palatz.
    
    You should do the same with armor and accessories (carcanet/ rings/ 
    pendants). In fact, you can even transfer gold this way. 
    
    Of course, if you still insist on fighting through everything alone, I 
    wish you all the best. But co-op is the fastest way to getting these 
    achievements, and if achievements are what you're looking for, do 
    yourself a favor and go online.
    
    UPDATE: octogonefou brought to my attention a URL on Gamefaqs.com 
    about a glitch for these level achievements. The URL is too long to 
    post here (going beyond the required margins), so I'll just summarize 
    the situation.
    
    Basically, there are people who levelled all their characters to over 
    80, but still couldn't unlock "Curse of the Developer". SMiscoo 
    suggested in the thread that characters need to actually hit Level 80 
    itself to unlock this. Meaning, if your character is at Level 79, and 
    you go on a killing spree until you gain Level 80, you're safe. If 
    the character is at Level 79, and you go on a boss fight that raises 
    your level to Level 82 immediately after the fight (for example), you 
    may not be able to unlock this achievement. The same applies to the 
    rest of the level achievements (10, 40, 120). 
    
    I can also attest that these achievements can be done in co-op, since 
    I got "Curse of the Developer" while playing co-op as Duane (my final 
    character). If anyone suggests otherwise, you can point him/ her to 
    this guide.
    
    Nevertheless, just to be on the safe side, when you're close to Level 
    80 for any of your character, avoid fighting any bosses to prevent the 
    possibility of not unlocking the whopping 200GS. If it'd happened to 
    me, I'd be  E.X.T.R.E.M.E.L.Y.  P.I.S.S.E.D.
    
    
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    5. QUESTS ACHIEVEMENTS
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    Some time into your game, you'll get to sleep at Idols and enter the 
    dream world. As you talk to the characters in dreams, those people 
    will eventually give quests to you. All the characters, except Curian, 
    have quests. 
    
    In the dreams, the people giving quests will be different.
    
    - Regnier:  Old Man
    - Celine:   Moonlight
    - Leinhart: Valdemaar
    - Kendal:   Moonlight
    - Duane:    Marguerite/ Bertrand
    
    For Regnier, Celine, Leinhart and Kendal, the quests involve a series 
    of fetch and kill quests, and plenty of backtracking. For Duane, the 
    quest is basically a mini-game that involve a fencing duel with 
    Bertrand.
    
    Quest objectives usually appear as orange spots of light in-game. So, 
    regardless whether you're looking for a glass or a spirit crystal, 
    they'll always appear as orange spots of light. 
    
    Here, I'll list down step-by-step instructions on how to complete all 
    these quests. Also, you may want to know that all quests objectives 
    can be completed even in co-op. Only your character can see the orange 
    spots of light related to the quests though. If you're in co-op, you 
    may consider asking your friends to help you with the tougher ones 
    like defeating Keither and Encablossa, if your level is low. 
    
    
    DESTROYING THE AGE (30)
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    Description: Complete all of Regnier's story quests
    
    In Regnier's dream, he sees a woman and a kid. He feels strongly for 
    them, but he doesn't know why exactly. The quest begins for me in 
    the second area of the City of Desolation. Talk to the Old Man in his 
    dream to finally unlock the first quests. That is, to acquire the 
    Splinter of Death, Love and Greed.
    
    Spliter of Death: Talk to the Idol of Death to acquire.
    
    Splinter of Love: Talk to the Idol of Love to acquire.
    
    Splinter of Greed: Talk to the Idol of Greed.
    
    To change idols at a shrine, either walk away and come back, use a 
    Moonlight of Waxing at the inventory screen, or sleep.
    
    Go back to the Old Man in the dream. It turns out that whatever you've 
    collected so far isn't enough. He needs you to kill some monsters to 
    turn the Splinter of Greed into Perfect Greed.
    
    Perfect Greed: Go to the Hall of Arrogance and start killing the 
    enemies there. The sculptors apprentices and statues will raise your 
    Perfect Greed meter. Continue to kill these enemies until the game 
    tells you that you've acquire Perfect Greed.
    
    Sleep and talk to the Old Man. This time, he wants to turn the Splinter 
    of Love into Perfect Love.
    
    Perfect Love: Go to the Valley of Solitude to kill the wandering 
    lovers - these are those blood-sucking enemies called Yuki Otoko and 
    Yuki Onna. Each kill raises the meter by only 1%, so you'll have to 
    kill 100 to proceed.
    
    Sleep and talk to the Old Man. This time, he wants Perfect Death.
    
    Perfect Death: This one is tricky. Death wants you to kill those who 
    do not die. These mean skeletons, spears and flesh men. However, he 
    also gives a condition - each one has to be different than the last. 
    Go to the Valley of Solitude to kill the skeletons there. You'll 
    notice that the meter doesn't go beyond a certain percentage. Once 
    that happens, go kill spears and flesh men. Once your meter reaches 
    about 80%, it'll stop moving again. Now, go to the Cave of Rage and 
    kill the spears there to reach 100%.
    
    You're almost done now. Go sleep and talk to the Old Man again for a 
    key to the gap in the dark dimension. This gap is found at the Road of 
    Chaos, top floor (above the door to Encablossa). Go to the gap and 
    unlock the gap to fight Keither.
    
    Boss fight: Keither
    
    Keither is vulnerable to both ranged and closed attacks. Try not to 
    get too near to him during the initial stage of the fight, since he'll 
    periodically summon an "Earth" attack that surrounds himself, rendering 
    him invulnerable. If you're too close, the earth wall will hurt you. 
    
    Once his earth shield is gone, continue with ranged/ closed attacks. 
    Soon, he'll unleash one of those clock towers on the ground. This time, 
    not only is he invulnerable, he also recharges his HP! You'll need to 
    quickly attack the clock tower to remove the association. 
    
    Once the clock tower is out of the way, repeat your usual attacks on 
    Keither and he should be down soon. 
    
    After you defeat Keither, remember to go back to sleep and talk to the 
    Old Man again. This is important - if you don't talk to him one last 
    time, you'll not unlock the achievement after you defeat Encablossa.
    
    Boss Fight: Encablossa (see above)
    
    The achievement unlocks after the credits.
    
    
    EVERLASTING LOVE (30)
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    Description: Complete all of Celine's story quests
    
    Celine's quest is all about rescuing Curian. Firstly, Moonlight will 
    ask for a Spirit Crystal, and this can be found in the Forest of 
    Embracing, first area. It's near the first bunch of lizards you see, 
    just beside the edge of a cliff.
    
    Sleep and talk to Moonlight. He tells you that the Spirit Crystal is 
    damaged (you may want to wait a while for this though). You'll need to 
    find an Elixir and Lost Minds to salvage the situation.
    
    Talk to the Idol of Death for the Elixir. He'll give you a quest to 
    kill the Blacksand Tribe. Go to the City of Desolation and kill every 
    enemy in sight. You should complete this in a few minutes.
    
    Lost Minds can be found with those who were once human. Go to the 
    Valley of Solitude or the Cave of Rage and start killing skeletons, 
    spears and flesh men. Again, you should complete this pretty quickly. 
    
    Go back to the Idol of Death and talk to him for the Elixir. 
    
    Now, go sleep and talk to Moonlight. He needs some time, so proceed 
    to the next shrine, sleep, and talk to him again.
    
    This time, he tells you that Curian's body has been destroyed. You'll 
    now need to find Curian's Mind Trace. Go to the idols now (in any 
    order).
    
    All three idols will give you a quest to do. You must complete all of 
    them to proceed.
    
    Idol of Death: He can retrieve a whole of lot mind traces, but he can't 
    pinpoint Curian's one exactly. To get these traces, you'll need to 
    acquire Cursed Honor.
    
    Idol of Greed: He can extract Curian's Mind Trace from many traces. To 
    make him help, you'll need to acquire Pure Gold.
    
    Idol of Love: With Curian's Mind Trace, she can restore his Spirit  
    Crystal. For this, you'll need to acquire Cold Love.
    
    Cursed Honor: You need to kill five different types of Knights, as 
    follow.
    
    - Dark Knight:       Twilight Corridor/ Road of Chaos
    - Flame Knight:      City of Desolation, Second Area, near Exit
    - Lightning Knight:  City of Desolation, Second Area, near Exit
    - Ghost Knight:      Twilight Corridor/ Road of Chaos
    - Ice Knight:        Valley of Solitude, Third Area, top path
    
    Pure Gold: You need to kill 100% of Golden Louse at Twilight Corridor. 
    Meaning, you'll have to fight through Vestibule 1F and 2F, and 
    Library of Memories 1F and 2F. Each time you visit the Twilight 
    Corridor, you can get about 10-12% completion. Quit, save, and continue 
    to start the game from the Twilight Corridor again. You can then kill 
    more Golden Louse. Rinse and repeat until you reach 100%.
    
    Cold Love: Go to the Valley of Solitude and kill two wandering lovers, 
    i.e., Yuki Otoko/ Yuki Onna. Yes, just two!
    
    Go back to the Idol of Death to get the mind traces.
    
    Go back to the Idol of Greed with the traces to get Curian's Mind 
    Trace.
    
    Go back to the Idol of Love with Curian's Mind Trace to get the loca-
    tion of his Spirit Crystal.
    
    Go to the first area of the Cave of Rage, in the middle where a large 
    room with bats, to find the Spirit Crystal.
    
    Sleep and talk to Moonlight again. After that, go to the next shrine 
    and sleep to talk to him again. 
    
    Again, go to the next shrine and sleep/ talk to him.
    
    You can now talk to Curian. After that, talk to Moonlight. 
    
    Go to the next shrine and sleep again. You'll find that Moonlight is 
    gone. Talk to Curian again, and then read the book next to him. 
    
    Head to where Encablossa is for the final battle.
    
    Boss Fight: Encablossa
    
    The achievement unlocks after the credits.
    
    
    AMBITION AND ABILITY (30)
    -------------------------
    Description: Complete all of Leinhart's story quests
    
    Leinhart's quest revolves around the idea that he wants to get 
    mutated so that he can conquer kingdoms when he returns to the Age of 
    Light. To do so, you're advised to talk to Encablossa in your 
    dreams.
    
    To begin, talk to the Idol of Death. He points you to the Idol of 
    Greed. 
    
    The Idol of Greed has the hots for the Idol of Love. He wants a Seed 
    of Lust from her (or something like that). 
    
    Talk to the Idol of Love. She tells you to first kill some Plant Kings 
    to get the Seed of Love.
    
    You'll need to kill 10 Plant Kings to get the seed - check your quest 
    log to keep track if you need. 
    
    Now, you need to find Endless Desire. Go to the end of the Valley of 
    Solitude to find the Ice Maiden.
    
    Boss Fight: Ice Maiden
    
    You get Endless Desire after defeating her.
    
    Warp to the Forest of Embracing to find the spot to plant the seed. 
    It's at the very first area, just turn around from where you begin 
    and you'll see it.
    
    Head towards the next shrine and talk to the Idol of Love again.
    
    You'll need to get the Water Embracing Time to speed up the growth. 
    Go find it in the Forest of Embracing, second area. It's in plain 
    sight at the part where you can see a waterfall on the right. 
    
    Return to where the seed was planted to get the Seed of Lust.
    
    Bring the seed to the Idol of Greed. He'll finally arrange a meeting 
    with Encablossa.
    
    Sleep and talk to Encablossa. 
    
    Encablossa gives you a test - find the Paused Hourglass at the "Spiral 
    of Desolation". This place is at the City of Desolation, third area. 
    You should find this at the bottom of a spiral road that's attached to 
    some sort of tunnel/ cave that has lots of damn critters.
    
    Return to sleep and hand the hourglass over to Encablossa.
    
    More tests. He wants you to find Narrow Wisdom. Go to the Road of 
    Chaos, first area. Narrow Wisdom is right behind where you begin. 
    
    Sleep, talk to Encablossa.
    
    You'll now need the Potion of Confidence. Go to the Road of Chaos, 
    top floor, to find Keither for this. 
    
    Boss Fight: Keither
    
    Now, sleep, wake up, go to where Encablossa is.
    
    Boss Fight: Encablossa
    
    The achievement unlocks after the credits.
    
    
    PROTECTING THE AGE (30)
    -----------------------
    Description: Complete all of Kendal's story quests
    
    Keep talking to Moonlight in the dream until the quest begins. This 
    happens when he tells you about a friend looking for you.
    
    The next time you sleep, Walter should appear. Talk to him about a 
    pendant. You'll need to retrieve this pendant for him.
    
    Go to the City of Desolation and start killing the enemies there. 
    Keep killing until the game tells you that you've gotten the pendant.
    
    Go back to sleep and talk to Moonlight. 
    
    Talk to the Idol of Love. She requests for five pieces of Spirtual 
    Purity. 
    
    Go to the Hall of Arrogance to find all five pieces of said Spiritual 
    Purity. The locations are random. Sometimes, you can see them behind 
    a room, but when you go towards the room, the game prompts you to go 
    to the next area. When that happens, choose "no" so that you can enter 
    the room to grab the piece. I found most of these pieces along the 
    corridors in those side alcoves. You can usually find all of them 
    in one run through the areas. 
    
    Talk to the Idol of Love to hand over the pieces. She now asks for the 
    Heart of Hero.
    
    Sleep and talk to Moonlight. You'll now get the key to the End of 
    Desolation. Yes, it's that elusive door that you can't open as other 
    characters. If he doesn't give you the key now, go do some other things 
    and talk to him again later.
    
    Once you get the key, go to the City of Desolation, 4th area, to find 
    the door. This door is ALWAYS at the exit near the Idol in this map. 
    Enter.
    
    Boss Fight: Mutant Curian (see "End of Mutation" for details)
    
    Talk to the Idol of Love to get the Will of Purity.
    
    Sleep and talk to Moonlight. You should find Encablossa in the dream 
    now. Watch the story unfolds about Regnier.
    
    Leave the dream, wait a while, and then return to the dream again to 
    talk to Moonlight. He gives you a riddle - one that got me stumped for 
    hours!
    
    Return to the Hall of Arrogance and fight through the Library of 
    Memories, the Vestibule and the Twilight Corridor until you're back at 
    the Antechamber. 
    
    Once you're back at the Antechamber, walk towards Sunrise Atrium, but 
    choose "no" when the game asks whether you want to go to the atrium. 
    You can now go into the room here, which has a hidden staircase that 
    leads to the Glass of Serenity.
    
    Sleep and talk to Moonlight. You MUST talk to him until he talks about 
    the Water Embracing Time again. If not, you won't be able to find it 
    at the Forest of Embracing.
    
    When you're sure that the quest for the water on, go to the Forest of 
    Embracing. The Water Embracing Time is at the second area, in plain 
    sight at the part where you can see a waterfall on the right. 
    
    Sleep again. Sometime during this period, you'll find Encablossa in 
    the dream. He gives you a fetch quest - find three volumes of the Book 
    of Truth. 
    
    Head back to the Hall of Arrogance and comb through all the areas 
    there to find these volumes. These books appear randomly, and they may 
    not appear on some maps (the maps in this game are randomly generated). 
    Worst still, they may not all appear in one run. That's right, if you 
    go through the areas and find none, chances are there's none to be 
    found. I found two in my first run, but it was two days later before I 
    found the third. Good luck!
    
    Sleep and talk to Encablossa. 
    
    Leave the dream, do something else and then return to sleep again. You 
    should find Moonlight again. He'll ask you to throw the Glass of 
    Serenity away.
    
    Go to the Cave of Rage. The place to throw the glass is at the top of 
    the cave, on the bridge leading to the way down to the End of Rage. 
    You should find the orange spot in plain sight on this bridge.
    
    Sleep again. You should find Encablossa again. He gives you the key to 
    the gap in the dimension. You know what this means...
    
    Boss Fight: Keither
    
    Sleep for more scenes.
    
    Now go fight Encablossa at the usual place.
    
    Boss Fight: Encablossa
    
    The achievement unlocks after the credits.
    
    NOTE: This entire section is written with the help of asLeepLessman. 
    Note that some the events can happen simultaneously. The Book of Truth 
    quest, for example, may intervene with the Water Embracing Time. If 
    you cannot find Moonlight or Encablossa, do whatever quests that are 
    given to you at that moment first. 
    
    
    END OF MUTATION (20)
    --------------------
    Description: Defeat Mutant Curian
    
    If you're not playing as Kendal, you'll have to play co-op to with a 
    Kendal that has found the key to fight this boss. There are no other 
    ways around this.
    
    Mutant Curian is not exactly a tough boss. The usual ranged and closed 
    attacks should be good enough to finish him off. However, take note of 
    his spinning and radial attacks, and close in only after one of his 
    attacks stop. 
    
    I'd put this achievement under "Miscellaneous", but since it can be 
    unlocked while playing Kendal's quest, I've decided to include it 
    under the quests achievements instead.
    
    Ok, the "easy" ones are out of the way. We now approach the most 
    frustrating mini-game on this generation. Presenting... fencing with 
    Bertrand as Duane!
    
    
    DUELLING IS MY LIFE (20)
    MARGUERITE, MY LOVE (20)
    ------------------------
    Description: Raise Marguerite's favor to 50/ 100%
    
    Duane's only has one "quest", and it's to relive his younger days of 
    winning the heart of a lady, Marguerite. He does so through a fencing 
    mini-game against his rival, Bertrand. To win this quest, your goal is 
    to duel with Bertrand over and over again, until you raise Marguerite's 
    favor to 100%. It isn't easy though, since each time you win, you'll 
    only gain 3% favor. 
    
    You may also want to note that if you lose, you lose 2% favor. Not to 
    mention, since you also learn abilities from Marguerite, if you unlearn 
    an ability, your favor drops as well! 
    
    Anyway, the fencing would be easy if it's simply hack-and-slash. Sadly, 
    it isn't. 
    
    It's too difficult to explain the process here, so I'd point you to 
    Riot_Pig's Duane Fencing FAQ here:
    
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/xbox360/game/932035.html
    
    for more information, and the entire list of defense moves that you'll 
    need to excel in this quest.
    
    I must admit that even with that guide, it still took me a few hours to 
    raise Marguerite's favor to 100%. Not surprisingly, these two are the 
    last two achievements that I unlocked for this game. 
    
    Just a further note too: You can leave the the dream world each time 
    you win a duel to save the progress. If you lose, reload the game (use 
    the guide button on your controller) without leaving the dream. Yes, I 
    know it's troublesome, but it really beats winning one game to gain 3%, 
    only to lose the next one. 
    
    
    MISERY LOVES COMPANY (20)
    -------------------------
    Description: Have a heartwarming talk to Bertrand
    
    Sometime after you begin the duel with Bertrand, you'll fall asleep to 
    find that Marguerite isn't in the dream. If you talk to Bertrand now, 
    you'll enter a "heart-to-heart" talk with him, thus unlocking this 
    achievement.
    
    As far as I know, this incident is completely random. 
    
    
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    6. MISCELLANEOUS ACHIEVEMENTS
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    These are achievements not relating to any of the above categories.
    
    
    BEGINNING OF WISDOM (10)
    ------------------------
    Description: Learn an Ability
    
    You learn abilities (magic spells) in the dream world by talking to 
    the person who gives you quests. For Curian, he has no one to talk to, 
    just a book to read. Specifically, the following characters learn 
    abilities from:
    
    - Regnier:  Old Man
    - Celine:   Moonlight
    - Leinhart: Valdemaar
    - Kendal:   Moonlight
    - Duane:    Marguerite
    - Curian:   Book
    
    Once you choose an ability to learn, you'll be asked to kill x number 
    of y enemies. Simply do so for one character to unlock this. Some of 
    the abilities are glitched. For example, Heal - you can complete the 
    learning process without even killing every enemy required. You may 
    want to make this the very first ability you learn for every 
    character.
    
    
    KING OF BLOODLUST (80)
    ----------------------
    Description: Successfully execute a 20 combo attack with a Bloodlust-
    enhanced weapon
    
    This is the easiest 80 points you'll earn in this game. If you play 
    as Leinhart, you can find bloodlust weapons from as early as the Forest 
    of Embracing (from dead enemies' drops). Simply equip this weapon, and 
    fight against the bunch of early lizards. You need to hit them 20 times 
    without being hit.
    
    If the lizards die too fast for your liking, consider doing this in
    the City of Desolation. The first group of Blacksand Tribe you face 
    should withstand 20 hits from you. 
    
    
    ORIGIN OF OBSESSION (10)
    ------------------------
    Description: Succeed in Item Synthesis
    
    Synthesis plays an important role in this game - something that "pro
    reviewers" failed to address in their unanimous low scores in their 
    reviews. You can synthesize an item with any idol. Choose the item that 
    you want to synthesize and place it into the top left box, and choose 
    the item that you want to synthesize with at the middle left box. You 
    can view the outcome of the synthesis on the right. 
    
    The success rate of an synthesis depends very much on whether you've 
    money. I believe that the "Luck" attribute also plays a part, but 
    since having enough money can solve all your synthesis problems, I'd 
    still suggest that you pump up your SP early in the game.
    
    To unlock this, simply perform one successful synthesis. To lower the 
    SP requirement of a empty weapon, for example, you can synthesize it 
    with an armor or a low SP weapon. 
    
    
    MASTER ALCHEMIST (40)
    ---------------------
    Description: Synthesize the same piece of equipment 10 times
    
    I'd suggest that you've the future in mind when you do this though. 
    Using my Kendal-synthesizing-weapon-for-Curian example from earlier, 
    you can easily synthesize it five to six times to lower the SP to 
    below 100. 
    
    Subsequently, you can synthesize it with orange potions to increase 
    its attack. Shouldn't be much of a problem doing it 10 times.
    
    
    THE MASTER'S MENTOR (80)
    ------------------------
    Description: Synthesize the same piece of equipment 20 times
    
    To make best use of this, ideally you should find a lot of orange 
    potions and fuse them all with the very first weapon. 
    
    Of course, whether you can find that many orange potions is another 
    matter (note: I do not believe in duping). Moreover, the cost of 
    synthesizing the same piece of equipment increases the more times it 
    has been synthesized. This means that you need a lot of gold to 
    synthesize an item 20 times.
    
    You can earn a lot of gold in extreme mode, so play it a lot to build 
    up your funds. If orange potions are not available, and you really 
    want this achievement quickly, I'd suggest simply synthesizing a 
    useless piece of item 20 times. You'll still get the achievement this 
    way.
    
    
    WHERE IS THE STONE GOLEM? (30)
    ------------------------------
    Description: Hunt down a Stone Golem
    
    You can never find a Stone Golem in the game - it has to be "created". 
    To do so, learn the "Petrifying Breath" spell, and use it on a Wooden 
    Golem (Forest of Embracing, third area). The Wooden Golem will be 
    petrified temporarily. When it regains movement, it'll become the 
    Stone Golem. Kill it to unlock this achievement.
    
    If you're playing this in co-op, you need to land the killer blow in 
    order to get the achievement. If your character doesn't have this 
    Petrifying Breath, or can't learn this skill, try your luck in co-op. 
    I believe Regnier has that spell.
    
    
    THE TIMID DEVELOPER (20)
    ------------------------
    Description: Watch all of the starting staff roll and the ending staff 
    roll credits
    
    There are actually three staff rolls in this game. 
    
    The first, you can watch it in the start menu, under the "Credits" 
    option. 
    
    The second, you can watch it after you beat the game for one 
    character on normal.
    
    The third, you can watch it after you beat the game for one character 
    on extreme. This staff roll is "special" as in it has photos of the 
    production crew of the game.
    
    You need to watch all these credits ONCE to unlock the achievement. 
    If someone tells you that you need to watch credits for ALL characters, 
    don't believe him.
    
    UPDATE: If you find that it's difficult to play through extreme to 
    watch the final staff roll, consider doing it in co-op. Take note, 
    however, that if you're not hosting the game, the host can end the 
    staff roll abruptly by skipping it. If he does that, you'll NOT unlock 
    the achievement. So, you may want to at least beat Encablossa on hard 
    to unlock extreme on your own, so that you can be the host. 
    
    Now, there could also be times when, even on co-op, you find it tough 
    to proceed to the final boss on extreme. There's an easy way to get 
    past this, as I discovered when playing with Miiiguel some weeks back. 
    You must've already unlock extreme mode though. Simply host a game on 
    normal, fight through Chaos until you reach Encablossa's floor (it 
    should be called the "gateway" on something), and quit the game. Your 
    game will be saved there. You can now host a new game on extreme from 
    that floor, meaning you go straight to fight extreme's Encablossa 
    without having to fight a single other enemy on extreme. Talk about a 
    cakewalk!
    
    
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    7. CONCLUSION
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    Finally, the guide is complete. I've decided to stop updating this 
    unless there's any major error. I hope this guide will help you get 
    all the points in this badly misunderstood game.
    
    Meanwhile, I'd like to apologise to all who've sent friend requests to 
    me. I've been receiving lots of them since I wrote the Assassin's 
    Creed guide, but I can't add everyone because there are simply too 
    many. 
    
    Last but not least, have fun and keep gaming.
    
    
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    VERSION HISTORY
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    Version 1.00: Guide completed (1/14).
    Version 1.02: Fixed some typos, added some pointers on fencing and 
    Kendal's quest (1/24).
    Version 1.03: Added note on "Gluttony" (1/27).
    Version 1.05: Added more notes on "Gluttony", Kendal's quest walk-
    through and explanation of a possible glitch for the level 
    achievements (1/29). 
    Version 1.10: Ok, this is the final "final" version! Added more notes 
    on "Gluttony" and "The Timid Developer" (3/11).
    
    
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    CREDITS
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    Blueside
    "Permanent" friends for co-op: Cloverian, phazer89, knightsljx
    And all others whom I've played with
    Wonder Pants and octogonefou - for notes on "Gluttony"
    SMiscoo - for notes on how to avoid a "Curse of the Developer" glitch
    asLeepLessman - for Kendal's walkthrough
    Miiiguel - for testing co-op "Gluttony" and finding the easy way to 
    "The Timid Developer"
    ASCII Generator (@ http://www.network-science.de/ascii/)
    
    
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    CONTRIBUTION
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    I'd like to say that I've done better than Prima/ Bradygames/ anyone 
    else that publishes game guides, but I know that a text document can 
    never look as appealing as a thick book with colorful pages. Neverthe-
    less, if you like this guide, and would like to contribute to my 
    continued existence in this world, you may send Paypal to the following
    email:
    
    lestor underscore wong at yahoo dot com
    
    
    
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