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    Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of
    Darkness Achievement FAQ
    
    Version 1.0
    
    By Miles R. (eye 8 ur brains)
    
    
    WARNING! THIS FACT CONTAINS SPOILERS, SO DON?T COMPLAIN 
    THAT I SPOILED THE GAME FOR YOU.
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    LEGAL-
    Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of 
    Darkness is developed by Hothead Games and Penny Arcade.  
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    You are free to copy, distribute, and transmit this work 
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    or built upon in any way, not used for commercial 
    purposes, and that credit is given to me. If you wish to 
    use information in this guide in a way not specified by 
    the above terms, please contact me.
    
    Credit goes to tastefulmrship for the walkthrough that 
    helped me and others get "Silent But Deadly," an almost 
    impossible achievement! 
    
    Credit Also goes to everyone at Xbox360achievements.org
    who helped contribute to this guide.
    
    For any questions or suggestions, contact me at 
    junkymonkey57@yahoo.com using the subject line "FAQ 
    question/suggestion." Or you could contact me through 
    my Xbox Live Gamertag: eYe 8 UR BRAINS.
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    Table of Contents-
    
    1. Stray Cat                     [#CAT]
    2. All Together Now              [#ALL]
    3. A Winner Is You               [#YOU]
    4. Nine Lives                    [#NINE]
    5. Pack Rat                      [#RAT]
    6. Steel Devils                  [#DEV]
    7. Pacifist                      [#PAC]
    8. Fight 'Em With Items          [#EM]
    9. Level Awesome                 [#LEV]
    10. Clean Sweep                  [#CLSW] 
    11. Final Boss Attack list       [#ATK]
    12. Silent But Deadly Walkthrough by 
    tastefulmrship                   [#TASTE]
    13. My suggestions               [#MY]
    14. Q & A                        [#QAA]
    
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    Stray Cat- [#CAT]
    This is a story based achievement obtained quite early 
    in the game.
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    All Together Now- [#ALL]
    Wait untill all three characters have charged up 
    their special attack (Y Attack) then on any character 
    trigger the special attack by pressing Y and select 
    the attack with x3 on the logo to obtain this 
    Achievement.
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    A Winner Is You- [#YOU]
    Complete the first episode. See [#TASTE]
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    Nine Lives- [#NINE]
    Get an enemy down to 1hp then use T.Kempers attack. 
    This attack only causes 1 damage. Alot of this is 
    down to luck of getting an enemy to 1hp but if you 
    are having trouble an easy way to do this is to start 
    a new game and get it during the tutorial battle 
    because you can not die during this battle. So you 
    can get the enemies down to low hp and use T.Kempers 
    attack more then once without the risk of being killed 
    while waiting for the attack to recharge.
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    Pack Rat- [#RAT]
    Find all twelve concept arts and all five music
    albums listed below.
    
    Concept Art 1 Location - Desperation Street - 
    Cul-De-Sac - In your neighbours mailbox.
    Concept Art 2 Location - Desperation Street - 
    Cul-De-Sac - Mailbox on the opposite side of 
    the road to 1205
    Concept Art 3 Location - Desperation Street - 
    The Orange Tree - Mailbox in front of 1121 
    Desperation St.
    Concept Art 4 Location - Anne-Claire's Room - 
    The photo above the window.
    Concept Art 5 Location - Anne-Claire's Room - 
    The bed side lamp
    Concept Art 6 Location - Hobo Alley - Cheswick 
    & Grove - The wanted poser on Witch-B-Gone.
    Concept Art 7 Location - Hobo Alley - West Chesnut 
    Park - Rubbish Pile (Behind three animate trash 
    enemies from the dustman mission)
    Concept Art 8 Location - Hobo Alley - Grove Bend - 
    Poster on the pub's window.
    Concept Art 9 Location - Hobo Alley - The Sh*thole - 
    Picture next to the entrance.
    Concept Art 10 Location - Pelican Bay - Tollbooth - 
    Ice cream sign just north of flying pricks darts 
    mini-game.
    Concept Art 11 Location - Pelican Bay - Midway - Red 
    Poster to the left of where the floor is striped red 
    and black.
    Concept Art 12 Location - Pelican Bay - Permonade - 
    The Heavy Anchor in the middle.
    
    Music Record 1 Location - Desperation Street - 
    Cul-De-Sac - The mailbox in front of where you find
    T. Kemper.
    Music Record 2 Location - Hobo Alley - The Sh*thole 
    - Meat Grinder in the robot room.
    Music Record 3 Location - Anne-Claire's Room - Behind 
    Anne-Claire on the shelf.
    Music Record 4 Location - Pelican Bay - Midway - 
    Unlocks when you've solved the "Entertain Us" fortune 
    (The second fortune in the Mistress Mysterious Case).
    Music Record 5 Location - Unlocks when you complete 
    the game.
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    Steel Devils- [#DEV]
    To check to see if you have missed any robots, check 
    the map to see if you are missing any weapon parts 
    from any of the levels/zones. Once you have got all 
    weapon parts from each level/zone you will unlock this 
    achievement. Look in every milk bottle, seagull, and 
    box that shakes to find the hidden ones. The parts on
    the tables in the Sh*thole also count towards the 
    achievements
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    Pacifist- [#PAC]
    This is easily obtained in the tutorial battles before
    you meet up with Gabe and Tycho. Just keep timing your 
    blocks and you will start counter-attacking. Keep this
    up until they are defeated.
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    Fight 'Em With Iems- [#EM]
    Self-explanatory. Use all the items in the game. You 
    will not find the last item until the last level.
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    Level Awesome- [#LEV]
    Get all three characters to level 15, you will get 
    this during the course of the game and while trying 
    to get "Clean Sweep"
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    Clean Sweep- [#CLSW]
    The enemies are easy to spot in the panels just make 
    sure you don't skip any fights and kill all of them.
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    Attack list- [#ATK] 
    Full Body Attacks
    Rise of Damnation- hurts all characters and does about 
    120 unguarded Effect: bringsdefense to 0
    Hush- does about 75 unguarded Effect: none
    Attack Up- He only uses this once
    
    Down to Knees Attacks
    Music of the Spheres- INCOMPLETE
    Void Jab- INCOMPLETE
    
    Head attacks 
    Personal Attention- does about 100 unguarded Effect: 
    attack down
    Gagging Gust- does about 75 unguarded Effect: none
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    Silent But Deadly Walkthrough by Tastefulmrship- 
    [#TASTE]
    
    Credit for the following goes to tastefulmrship from 
    Xbox360achievements.org
    
    How to kill Silent God without using HEALTH items.
    
    Fill up your hot toddies (8x320 damage), explosive clown 
    noses (4x160 damage) and dynamites (2x1260 damage). 
    You'll need one final ingredient; all 5 double mild weak 
    sauces to reduce his attacks to almost nothing. You'll 
    also need some (or all) of your Support Characters ready 
    to keep the battle flowing. (This is not vital as they 
    will charge-up during the battle.)
    
    
    Use up ALL of your explosive items. This will bring 
    him down to around 38500HP.
    
    His first move is always increase attack, so use your 
    first DMWS to reduce it. (He doesn't seem to ever do 
    increase attack again for some reason.) Make sure you 
    use the item after he has done the increase attack, 
    otherwise your DMWS will be canceled out.
    
    Attack with normal attacks, remembering to keep an eye 
    on the pink status icon above his strength bar and 
    blocking any attacks he squeezes in. (Each attack will 
    do around 600 damage.)(I tried using 3x Team-Up move, 
    which does 3500+ damage to him, but you need to be good 
    with your blocking as you'll be waiting ages between 
    attacks.)
    
    When you see the pink status icon disappear from his 
    strength bar, just get one of your party to use another 
    DMWS to decrease his attacks.
    
    At about 38000HP he falls to his waist and at 24000HP 
    he's down to just his head! This is where the fun 
    begins. (You should still have over 300HP for every 
    character. If not, don't worry. You can lose a 
    character and still get the Achievement.)
    
    From 24000HP onwards, you need to be good with your block 
    when he charges you. The timing is pretty precise; he 
    will lift a tentacle, then just as you see it move down, 
    hit a trigger button to counter-attack. You'll probably 
    be down to your last DMWS and once it goes, your timing 
    is crucial. (You cannot COUNTER-ATTACK his other move, 
    you can only block it.)
    
    Keep pummelling and counter-attackinging away until he's 
    finally defeated! (Give yourself a pat on the back!)
    
    
    The real trick to this strategy is to try and keep the 
    battle flowing as much as possible. If you're attacking 
    him, he can't attack you! (The same applies to all 
    enemies in the game.) So try to join the Support attacks 
    with your Normal ones to minimise his opportunities.
    It took me three attempts to get the Achievement and at 
    the end Tycho still had 300+HP, the other two had 400+HP.
    
    Credit ends here
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    My Suggestions- [#MY]
    
    The Silent One is definitely a challenge to beat without 
    health items if you're trying for the achievements. I 
    suggest that you keep him from attacking by chaining 
    your attacks with the help of support characters. What I 
    did was maximized my prototype robot support character 
    by using him in every battle I could before fighting the 
    final boss. His attack gets stronger every time you use 
    him. There is also an amusing sort of scene that occurs 
    depending on how strong you have gotten him. 
    The first scene shows you from a short distance away and 
    then an explosion occurs, the second shows you from out 
    of town and the explosion, and the third (my favorite) 
    shows a view from space were there is a huge state sized 
    explosion. 
    
    
    What I find that keeps you alive is getting him down to 
    his knees before he could use the Rise of Damnation which 
    lowers your chances of survival by dropping your defense 
    to 0. He is not too dangerous when he is down to his 
    knees. You can't counter attack any of these attacks, so 
    just keeping blocking. The one person you need to protect 
    most is Tycho because he has the lowest amount of health 
    if you are trying to get the immortal achievement, if not, 
    then don't worry about him. Feed Tycho plenty of defense 
    ups if you're looking for the Immortal achievement. 
    
    
    Once the Silent One is down to his head, he starts 
    attacking in chains which makes things a lot tougher. In 
    order to kill him fast, avoid his "Personal Attention" 
    attack because it lowers your attack. If he manages to hit 
    you with it, then use an attack up item. You really need to 
    learn to counter attack his tentacle attack because it will 
    kill you fast. For some reason, he always targets Tycho 
    although sometimes he will attack the others. You will 
    probably have to fight this boss a few times like I did to 
    get the hang of counter attacking and blocking. Once you 
    have that down, you're all set! Good Luck!
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    Q & A- [#QAA]
    
    Q: What is the final boss supposed to be, a giant squid?
    A:He is actually the god, Cthulhu, dressed as a mime.
    
    Q: Cthulhu? 
    A: He is a fictional character from the stories written by
    H.P. Lovecraft.
    
    Q: How do I pronounce that?
    A: ku-thoo-loo
    
    Q: How can I help you complete your guide?
    A: email me at junkymonkey57@yahoo.com or add me on
    Xbox Live, gamertag eYe 8 UR BRAINS
    
    Q: When does the second episode come out?
    A: Quarter four of this year.