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+ NINJA GAIDEN II – Item Location Guide              +
+ Version: 1.02                                      +
+ Author: Zakaroth                                   +
+ Copyright 2008 Zakaroth                            +
+ Sander.o_0(at)hotmail(dot)com                      +
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+ Intro +
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Greetings and welcome to my first FAQ for gamefaqs. What to expect? Well, it
will contain the locations of all non-recovery items that I came across. The
difficulty is set on Way of the Warrior. If I seem to missed any you may email
me about it, but be sure its for the same difficulty setting as it might
influence locations of items. Also, please read the notes section before doing
so.
One last thing; I apologize for any spelling and/or grammar mistakes. English
isn’t my native language, so its most likely to contain some. Now, on to the
guide! 

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+ Notes +
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Chapter one is missing information about Art of the Inferno and the Live of a
Thousand Gods. I am aware of this. At the time I started I was planning a
Crystal Skull guide, later I decided to add other items as well. So didn’t
write them down. They are very hard to miss anyway.

This guide does NOT include the location of recovery items, meaning no Herb’s
of Spiritual Life, Grain’s of Spiritual Life, Devil Way Mushroom’s or
Talisman’s of Rebirth. They don’t add anything gameplay wise nor do help to
unlock anything, so I didn’t bother adding them.

Crystal Skulls(?):
Currently I don’t even really know what the Crystal Skulls do. At first they
seemed to replace the golden scarabs from NG1, but you cant trade them in for
items. They are probably just for collecting. You will get an avatar picture
and a giant crystal skull unlocked if you collect all 30.
Crystal skulls are not linked to your saved game files, but instead to your
xbox 360. What does this mean? Well the ones you have collected will be
considered so in any game after, meaning: if you missed any and you still have
access to that level by means of a save file, you can load it, get the skull,
save the game (to the same slot) and you will have in any saved game file.

Missed a Weapon / Life of the Gods?:
Don’t worry! For what I came to understand is that if you missed a weapon or a
life of the gods you will be able to purchase it from Maramusa in the next
chapter. 


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+ Item per level summery +
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This gives a short summery of what items can be found in the corresponding
Chapter. Use the search option (ctrl + F) to quickly find the item locations
for a certain chapter. This can be done by typing CX+ where X is the number of
the chapter.

Chapter 1
   2 Crystal Skulls
   2 Life of the Gods
   1 Life of the Thousand Gods
   + Lunar
   ~ Art of the Inferno

Chapter 2
   2 Crystal Skulls
   2 Life of the Gods
   1 Life of the Thousand Gods
   + Falcon’s Talon
   - Rod of Trials
     
Chapter 3
   2 Crystal Skulls
   1 Jewel of the Demon Seal
   1 Life of the Gods
   1 Life of the Thousand Gods
   ~ Art of the Slicing Wind

Chapter 4
   3 Crystal Skulls
   1 Jewel of the Demon Seal
   2 Life of the Gods
   1 Life of the Thousand Gods
   + Dragon’s Claw and Tiger’s Fang
   
Chapter 5
   3 Crystal Skulls
   1 Jewel of the Demon Seal
   2 Life of the Gods
   1 Life of the Thousand Gods
   1 Spirit of the Devils
   + Kusari-gama
   + Gatling Spear Gun
   ~ Art of the Flame Phoenix

Chapter 6
   3 Crystal Skulls
   1 Jewel of the Demon Seal
   1 Life of the Gods
   1 Life of the Thousand Gods
   + Eclipse Scythe

Chapter 7
   2 Crystal Skulls
   1 Jewel of the Demon Seal
   2 Life of the Gods
   1 Life of the Thousand Gods
   + Tonfa
   ~ Art of the Piercing Void

Chapter 8
   4 Crystal Skulls
   1 Jewel of the Demon Seal
   2 Life of the Gods
   1 Life of the Thousand Gods

Chapter 9
   3 Crystal Skulls
   1 Life of the Gods
   1 Jewel of the Demon Seal
   + Vigoorian Flail

Chapter 10
   2 Crystal Skulls
   1 Life of the Gods
   1 Jewel of the Demon Seal

Chapter 11
   3 Crystal Skulls
   2 Life of the Gods
   1 Life of the Thousand Gods
   1 Spirit of the Devils
   + True Dragon Sword
   + Windmill Shuriken
   
Chapter 12
   - No Items.

Chapter 13
   - Giant Crystal Skull

Chapter 14
   + Blade of the Archfiend


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+ CHAPTER 1: SKY CITY TOKYO                                                C1+
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- Crystal Skull #1:
  Save Point part: Between 1st and 2nd.
Right after the chest that contained The Art of the Inferno scroll, there is a
platform. It's clearly in sight. To the right you can see that the wooden floor
extends a bit further. Stand at the edge and Wind Run (A + X) to the other side.

- Lives of the Thousand Gods #1:
  Save Point part: Between 1st and 2nd.
  (Will be added when I start the next play through)

- Life of the Gods #1:
  Save Point part: Between 2nd and 3rd.
After you got to the second save point and go up the shaft into the garden
area. Beat the enemies and go right - over the water. Several more Black Spider
Ninja’s will spawn. Defeat them and walk towards the edge of the waterfall.
Open the chest to your left to obtain the Life of the Gods.

- Crystal Skull #2:
  Save Point part: Between 2nd and 3rd.
After the garden fight scene (with the cherry blossoms), cross the bridge and
follow the path. You will get to a part where there are two archers ninja’s on
a small wooden balcony. Use a Flying Bird Flip against the last cherry blossom
to get to the platform. The crystal skull is on the balcony in the left corner.

- Life of the Gods #2:
  Save Point part: Between 2nd and 3rd.
After the part with the two archer ninja’s on the balcony, follow the path down
the stone stairs until you get onto the wooden path. Right at the start there
is a ladder insight. Use it to go down and continue on. You will come to a
dead-end with a chest in the corner, open it to get the Life of the Gods. 


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+ CHAPTER 2: CASTLE OF THE DRAGON                                          C2+
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- Life of the Gods #3:
  Save Point part: Before 1st.
When you get to the first Maramusa shop. Kick the wooden gate to the left and
cross the big bridge. At the end is a chest which contains it.

- Crystal Skull #3:
  Save Point part: Before 1st.
After defeating a dozen of ninja dogs (meh? ninja dogs…?) follow the path until
you reach a river. The skull is underneath the bridge in the water. Should be
in sight.

- Rod of Trials & Falcon’s Talons:
  Save Point part: Between 1st and 2nd.
When you continue on after the first save point you will enter a courtyard with
two buildings and a small shrine. A lot of Black Spider Ninja’s will spawn.
Kill them all and enter the building next to the shrine. Kill all enemies
inside and search the building to obtain the Falcon’s Talons. Leave the shrine.
Even more enemies will spawn. After you killed them you will get a message
saying that the candles are lit. Now jump over the fence to the shrine and take
the Rod of Trials.

- Crystal Skull #4:
  Save Point part: Between 4th and 5th.
In the room with the large golden dragon statue. Go to the top floor, on the
platform where your facing the dragon. Now wall jump to the right. After
killing the enemies , slash the walls. In the next room is a wooden cupboard 
that contains the skull.

- Lives of the Thousand Gods #2:
  Save Point part: Between 5th and 6th.
In the large round room above the golden dragon statue. It’s in the chest. Hard
to miss.

- Life of the Gods #4:
  Save Point part: After the 6th.
After you took the red stairs in the large round room and entered the next
floor. Walk back, past the stairs. At the end is a body, search it to obtain
the Life of the Gods. This is aslo the final room before the boss.


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+ CHAPTER 3: Thunderclap of Catastrophe                                    C3+
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- Art of the Slicing Wind
  Save Point part: Before 1st.
At the beginning of the level, as you continue through and enter the first
building – there is a corpse on the ground. Search it to obtain the ninpo.

- Crystal Skull #5:
  Save Point part: Before 1st.
This one is located at the top of the first iron stairs in the level. Hard to
miss.

- Jewel of the Demon Seal #1:
  Save Point part: Between 3rd and 4th.
After the 3rd save point walk down the sewer path and go right at the T-split.
There is a body lying there, search it to obtain the Jewel of Demon Seal.

- Crystal Skull #6
  Save Point part: Between 3rd and 4th.
At the corpse that contains The Technique of the Invisible Path. Apply it to
reach the platform with the Archer Ninja on it. The skull is on there as well.

- Life of the Gods #5:
  Save Point part: Between 3rd and 4th.
At the platform that contains the 6th Crystal Skull, jump into the water. The
Life of the Gods is in a chest underwater.

- Lives of the Thousand Gods #3 - Test of Valor #1:
  Save Point part: Between 6th and 7th.
Just before the 7th save point, if you got the Rod of Trials, you should see a
blue glowing circle. If you enter it you are warped to some sort of arena in
which you will have to kill a lot of Black Spider Ninja’s. If successful a
chest appears containing the Lives of the Thousand Gods.


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+ CHAPTER 4: A CAPTIVE GODDESS                                             C4+
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- Crystal Skull #7:
  Save Point part: between 1st and 2nd.
After you get out of the subway part and back on the surface, continue on until
you reach a small path between the sea and some rubble. Make a right turn and
enter the alley in front of you. Then take turn left. If you look up a bit you
will see the skull upon a balcony.  To get there make a wall jump against the
light brick wall and jump over to the building wall (Technique of Unrivaled
Soaring) . You should end up on the balcony next to the skull. 

- Jewel of the Demon Seal #2:
  Save Point part: between 2nd and 3rd.
Climb up the ladder next to the 2nd save point. At the top is a corpse. Search
is to obtain the Jewel.

- Crystal Skull #8:
  Save Point part: between 2nd and 3rd.
After you obtained the Jewel of the Demon Seal (2#) you need to continue on,
following the road until you notice a opening in the iron walling to your
right. The Skull is on a ridge, simply jump over to get it.

- Life of the Gods #6:
  Save Point part: between 2nd and 3rd.
After you have obtained the Crystal Skull #8, jump down.  Walk down the alley
towards the red bin. Take a left turn and continue on until you face a fence.
To your left is a Muramasa shop,  facing it is a chest. Open it to obtain the
Life of the Gods.

- Dragon’s Claw and Tiger’s Fang:
  Save Point part: In the room of the 3rd save point.
In the middle glass display are two sword. Smash the glass to take them.

- Lives of the Thousand Gods #4:
  Save Point part: Between 4th and 5th.
After climbing up the Statue of Liberty from the outside, fighting a lot of
fiends, you will eventually go back inside. You will enter a square room with 3
alcoves and a lift in the center. The Lives of the Thousand Gods is in the
alcove that you were facing while entering the room.

- Crystal Skull #9:
  Save Point part: In the room of the 5th save point.
This skull is in the same room as the Lives of the Thousand Gods #4. Climb the
iron staircase until you are at the foot of the stairs that ends at the 5th
save point. Now stand on the small piece of strait path and face the wall on
the opposite side of the room (you shouldn’t be able to see much due to the
iron railing blocking your few), position so that you have the elevator shaft
at your right side. Now jump (A + X), you should jump parallel to the left
wall. If done correctly you will end up on a iron support bar. Jump two bars to
your right and grab the skull.

- Life of the Gods #7:
  Save Point part: After the 5th save point.
After going up the elevator shaft climb the stairs to the next floor. There is
an open door there leading to a small balcony. On the right side of it is a
chest, open it to get the Life of the Gods #7.


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+ CHAPTER 5: THE AQUA CAPITAL                                              C5+
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- Kusari-gama
  Save Point part: Before 1st.
At the Bridge where you fight the werewolves for the first time, instead of
passing the bridge go left and around the corner, down the stairs. There is a
corpse there. Search it to obtain the Kusari-gama.

- Crystal Skull #10:
  Save Point part: Before 1st.
At the location of the Kusari-gama, go around the corner - to the water. Now
cross the water to the boat at the other side. The skull is on the boat.

- Crystal Skull #11:
  Save Point part: Between 1st and 2nd.
After the marked street enter the next area through the door, right after the
first save point, face to your right. The skull is on the table.

- Spirit of the Devils #1
  Save Point part: Between 1st and 2nd.
In the restaurant area (where you could find Crystal Skull 11) exit over the
bridge and go left. Continue walking straight ahead, passing two other bridges
of which the last ends with two trees, one on each side. There is a corpse on
the ground, search it to obtain the Spirit of the Devils.

- Gatling Spear Gun:
  Save Point part: Between 1st and 2nd.
As you continue through, you’ll come to a round plaza with big fountain. Jump
into the water and open the chest. Hard to miss.

- Crystal Skull #11:
  Save Point part: Between 1st and 2nd.
After going through the fountain into the next area of water, right after you
got the Gatling Spear Gun, continue on until you cross a boat. Several
Slithering Spike Fiends will attack you. After killing them go underwater, into
a small canal leading to the right. Destroy the mine creatures – In a alcove to
the left you will find the skull.

- Life of the Gods #8:
  Save Point part: Between 2nd and 3rd.
You’ll come across a bridge that you will have to lower by shooting two glowing
orbs. After doing so, climb up the crates to your left. Jump to grab the cable
hanging from the bridge. Use it to cross to the other side. There you will find
a chest, open it to get the Life of the Gods.

- Lives of the Thousand Gods #5:
  Save Point part: Between 2nd and 3rd.
After lowering the bridge you will have to go down and cross the water. A group
of slithering spike fiends will attack you. Kill them and head towards the
waterworks. Dispose of the mines – this will take some time, as a lot will
respawn. Work your way up the farad wheels until you reach the inside of the
building. At the ceiling - in front of you – is another wheel. Jump on it to
hang on the cable. Use it to get to the wooden platform on the other side. Open
the chest to obtain the Lives of the Thousand Gods.

- Art of the Flame Phoenix:
  Save Point part: Between 3rd and 4th.
It’s inside the wine storage building, on the corpse behind the door which
requires the copper key. To get the key, go right at the copper door. Follow
the path up the stairs until you reach a room containing a chest. Open it to
get the key.

- Jewel of the Demon Seal #3 – Test of Valor #3:
  Save Point part: In the room with the 4th save point.
If you got the Rod of Trials, there will be a blue glowing circle in the center
of the round room next to the 4th save statue. Enter and you will be confronted
with flying fiends and werewolves. After beating them you will be rewarded with
the Jewel of Demon Seal.

- Life of the Gods #9:
  Save Point part: After the last save point.
In the large water filled room which contains the temple runes and a lot of
ghostfish (note that most are fake and belong to the background). Starting from
the entrance swim towards the left cave wall of the room. It’s underwater in a
chest between several temple pillars. This one can also be obtained at the
beginning of Chapter 6.


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+ CHAPTER 6: THE LYCANTHROPES’ CASTLE                                      C6+
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- Crystal Skull #13:
  Save Point part: Before 1st.
At the beginning of the chapter, on the main temple roof on the opposite side
of the maramusa shop. Walk up the sloping roof tiles and jump down through a
crack in the stone. You should be standing next to the skull.

- Jewel of the Demon Seal #4:
  Save Point part: Between 1st and 2nd.
After entering the tunnel just passed the first save point, you will come in a
somewhat larger cave room. Halfway through it lays a corpse, search it to
obtain the Jewel of the Demon Seal.

- Crystal Skull #14:
  Save Point part: Right before the 2nd save point.
Right after you leave the bone cave area you will see a guillotine. Slice the
rope to drop it, revealing a crystal skull in the hole under the blade.

- Lives of the Thousand Gods #6 – Test of Valor #4
  Save Point part: Between 2nd and 3rd.
This challenge can be found in front of the castle gate – right to the main
stairs, in a small shrine. You can save at the right side after climbing the
stairs. You will have to beat Slithering Spike Fiends and Big Bats. Not too
hard. I recommend using level 3 Kusari-gama, as it hits everything with its
ultimate technique. The reward is a Lives of the Thousand Gods.

- Life of the Gods #10:
  Save Point part: Between 3rd and 4th
After you got through the bronze door and jumped down the shaft – continue on
to the second room. In the corner are some barrels, destroy them to reveal a
chest. Open it to obtain the Life of the Gods.

- Crystal Skull #15:
  Save Point part: Between 5th and 6th.
In the Library room, right after the 5th save point. Go to the upper left
corner. Slash the second bookcase to reveal the crystal skull.

- Eclipse Scythe
  Save Point part: After last save point.
You will automatically get this weapon after beating Volf, Ruler of Storms.
Can’t miss it.


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+ CHAPTER 7: THE FLYING FORTRESS DAEDALUS                                 C7+
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- Life of the Gods #11:
  Save Point part: Between 1st and 2nd.
At the first save point go through the door into the next room. Cross it to the
opposite side and go through the door. Follow the walkway, take a left. You
should pass a door. Continue on until your reach a dead-end with a chest. Open
it to obtain the Life of the Gods.

- Crystal Skull #16:
  Save Point part: In the room with the 2nd save point.
When you enter the room you will see 3 Special Op. Ninja’s standing at a
control console. Destroy the console to reveal a crystal skull.

- Life of the Gods #12:
  Save Point part: Between 2nd and 3rd.
After destroying the control console, head back through the door. Cross the
room and go through the door. You will enter a missile silo room. On the other
side of the room – to your left is a chest. Open it to obtain the Life of the 
Gods.

- Lives of the Thousand Gods #7:
  Save Point part: Between 3rd and 4th.
After taking the lift leading up to a control room – Take the ladder to your
right. You will enter the next control room, with 2 chest. One will contain the
Lives of the Thousand Gods.

- Art of the Piercing Void:
  Save Point part: In the room with the 4th save point.
The room will contain two doors that lead to small side rooms. Enter the one
next to the save point to find a chest. Open it obtain the ninpo.

- Jewel of the Demon Seal #5 – Test of Valor #5:
  Save Point part: In the room with the 4th save point.
The gate is in the small side room on the opposite side of the 4th save point.
You will have to kill Special Op. Ninja’s, Rocked Soldiers and Mechanoids. I
found this challenge the hardest so far (had to use up to 3 healing items), so
make sure you save before starting. When you’re done killing you will be
rewarded with a Jewel of the Demon Seal and a chest with ghostfish (nice one 
eh?)
Advice: The Rocked Soldiers are the most disrupting and the easiest targets,
because they are scattered out. So, kill them first. I used the dragon sword –
flying swallow followed by an Izuna drop. After that just kill what’s left. The
mechanoids are a real pain. Ultimate of the scythe, followed by an obliteration
technique worked well on them. Art of the Wind blade works aswell.

- Tonfa:
  Save Point part: Between 4th and 5th.
In the room that you enter after jumping down the hatch next to the 4th save
point. There is a ninja corpse, search it to find the Tonfa.

- Crystal Skull #17:
  Save Point part: Between 4th and 5th.
After collecting the Tonfa go through the door. As soon as the pathway widens
look to your right. The skull is in-between some rubble.


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+ CHAPTER 8: SUBMIT, OR DIE!                                               C8+
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- Crystal Skull #18:
  Save Point part: Between 1st and 2nd.
The skull is located at the foot of the building where the rocket soldiers are
shooting from the windows. Right after the first 2 minefields. Hard to miss.

- Life of the Gods #13:
  Save Point part: Between 2nd and 3rd.
In the clock tower of the cathedral - use the iron ring hanging from the
ceiling to move to plateau behind left bell (as you entered). There lies a
ninja corps, search it to obtain the Life of the Gods.

- Crystal Skull #19:
  Save Point part: Between 2nd and 3rd.
After using the bell key to enter the second bell tower - go down the stairs.
The crystal skull is in a niche half way down, next to some candles.

- Crystal Skull #20:
  Save Point part: Between 2nd and 3rd.
Inside the train at the subway station – in the right most room, where you find
the Dignitary’s ID Card. The skull is on a small table in front of the bar.

- Life of the Gods #14:
  Save Point part: Between 3rd and 4th.
After defeating the Hulking Fiend in the large plaza – go through the opening
in the wall and down the hole. You will end up in a prison area. Continue on,
down the small stairs, to the second row if holdings cells. The Life of the
Gods is on the ninja corpse in the third cell to the right.

- Lives of the Thousand Gods #8:
  Save Point part: Between 3rd and 4th.
After blowing up the wall in the final holding cell of the prison you will
enter the sewer area. Go straight down, cross the water - towards the support
pillars. Then make a turn left. The chest, containing the Lives of the Thousand
Gods, is on a small staircase.

- Jewel of the Demon Seal #6 - Test of Valor #6:
  Save Point part: Next to 4th.
Near the 4th save point behind the large wooden door. You will have to battle
quad-leg mechanoids and rocked soldiers. 
Advice: Use the Shuriken’s to stun the rocket soldiers while closing up on
them, than when you are in range, use Falcon’s Talons to bring the soldier
airborne for an easy finish. After the soldiers have been defeated switch to
Tonfa’s, these deal heavy damage to the quad-leg mechanoids. Two small combo’s
will often destroy them. This is an annoying challenge, so be prepared. After
defeating them you will be rewarded with two chests; one contains the Jewel of
the Demon Seal the other ghostfish.

- Crystal Skull #21:
  Save Point part: Between 4th and 5th.
In the large clockwork area, which requires you to jump among gearwheels, you
will eventually reach a large farad wheel with iron bars in-between. These will
lead to a vertical gear with the crystal skull in the center. Hard to miss.


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+ CHAPTER 9: HEART OF DARKNESS                                             C9+
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- Crystal Skull #22:
  Save Point part: Between 1st and 2nd.
In the large lake directly after the first save point – The skull is on the
wooden base behind the right searchlight.

- Life of the Gods #15:
  Save Point part: Between 1st and 2nd.
In the same area as Crystal Skull #22 – Go to the middle wooden hut on the
other side of the lake. Behind it is a stair leading to another hut. Inside it
is a chest. Open it to obtain the Life of the Gods.

- Crystal Skull #23:
  Save Point part: Between 1st and 2nd.
In the area after opening the underwater gate with the golden disc - Use the
tree branches to swing to a narrow path. Follow it until you reach a rope
extending over the water. Hang on to it and follow it halve way. Now look to
the right, you should see two branches and behind them the skull on a small
plateau. Use the branches to get there.

- Crystal Skull #24:
  Save Point part: Between 3rd and 4th.
After you defeated the worm boss you will come to a shallow lake, containing
smaller worms. Defeat them and head right. The skull is on a small patch of 
sand.

- Vigoorian Flail:
  Save Point part: Between 3rd and 4th.
When you continue on after the worm boss cave, passed the shallow lake, you
will follow a narrow jungle path. Halfway through there will be a ninja corpse
to the right. Search it to obtain the Vigoorian Flail.

- Jewel of the Demon Seal #7:
  Save Point part: Between 3rd and 4th.
At the lake with the giant red fish – look to the left. You will see a stone
block with two faces and a large tree growing on top of it. Cross the water
until you reach the land behind it - with the ninja corpse. Look up a bit,
there is a space in the stone block underneath the tree. In it is a chest
containing the Jewel of the Demon Seal.

- Crystal Skull #25:
  Save Point part: After 4th.
At the river where you get the cut scene showing some dead Black Spider Ninja's
drifting in the water – Go underwater and swim along the left coastline, 
close to where you started. You should come across a corpse with the crystal 
skull on it.


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+ CHAPTER 10: THE TEMPLE OF SACRIFICE                                     C10+
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- Life of the Gods #16:
  Save Point part: Before the 1st save point.
At some point you get to a large wall, on your left, to which you need to wall
run (Technique of Unrivaled Soaring) to continue. Instead drop down. At the
foot is a chest containing the Life of the Gods.

- Crystal Skull #26:
  Save Point part: Between 2nd and 3rd.
In the area after the first acid pit – You can see the skull by looking up a
bit. To get there wall run against the left wall and jump over to the right.
Then turn around and wall run against the wall that is now on your left. This
way you will reach the stone platform, with the skull on it.

- Crystal Skull #27:
  Save Point part: Between 3rd and 4th.
Right after the 3rd save point you enter a large landscape filled with Black
Dragon Fiends. Jump from the first ledge and you will lend on to a plateau.
Continue down the stone staircase. Keep your eyes on the left side as you near
the ground. You will see two stone pillars, in front of them is the skull.

- Jewel of the Demon Seal #8:
  Save Point part: Between 3rd and 4th.
When you are at the foot of the large stone staircase - continue on through the
opening in the walls. You will enter an area with a large circular switch on
the ground. Use a jump attack to trigger it, lowering a steel cage. Inside is a
corps. Search it to obtain the Jewel of the Demon Seal.


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+ CHAPTER 11: A TEMPERED GRAVESTONE                                       C11+
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- True Dragon Sword:
  Save Point part: Before 1st.
As shown in the cinematic you start with this weapon at the beginning of the
chapter. In other words; you can’t miss it.

- Spirit of the Devils #2 + Windmill Shuriken:
  Save Point part: Between 2nd and 3rd.
In Kureha’s room, which is the other house at the courtyard (the place where
you obtained the Rod of Trials in chapter 2). Inside are three chests; the left
chest contains the Spirit of the Devils and the middle the Windmill Shuriken.

- Crystal Skull #28:
  Save Point part: Between 2nd and 3rd.
In the building with the Maramusa statue – climb up the stairs and jump through
the window. You will see a large gate to your right. Before the gate head right
again and head into the alley. Look behind the corpse in the far most corner,
the skull is behind a wheel.

- Crystal Skull #29:
  Save Point part: Between 3rd and 4th.
When continuing on after the 3rd save point you will come to a pool of water.
Dive in and follow the underwater path, this will lead to a grassy area. To the
left is a small wooden structure. Slash it to reveal the skull inside.

- Lives of the Thousand Gods #9 - Test of Valor #8:
  Save Point part: In the cave next to the 4th save point.
To obtain it you must kill a lot of Ninja Dogs and Red Claw Ninja’s. In my
opinion this was the worst challenge of all. Not due to difficulty (it’s not
that hard), but rather the huge annoyance value it had.
Advice: Use Art of the Slashing Wind in combination with the Falcon’s Talons.
The middle chest contains the Lives of the Thousand Gods, the other two 
ghostfish.

- Life of the Gods #17:
  Save Point part: Between 4th and 5th.
As you leave the ninja fortress - go right and jump down the shaft. At the foot
is a ninja corpse. Search it to obtain the Life of the Gods.

- Crystal Skull #30 – The Final One!:
  Save Point part: Between 4th and 5th.
When leaving the ninja fortress you see a rope connecting to the cliff on the
other side. Instead of immediately crossing the canyon jump down. Then head to
the far left, into a small cove. The skull lies there on the ground. (this is
where you obtain the Art of the Firewheel in Ninja Gaiden 1)

- Life of the Gods #18:
  Save Point part: After the 6th.
On the field filled with swords standing in the ground – From the point of
entrance go to the right of the area. Near the rock wall is a ninja corpse.
Search it to obtain the Life of the Gods.


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+ CHAPTER 12: QUICKENING DEVASTATION                                      C12+
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+ CHAPTER 13: THE UNDERWORLD ABYSS                                        C13+
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- Giant Crystal Skull:
  Save Point part: Before the 1st.
If you collected all 30 crystal skulls there will be a giant crystal skull in
this chapter. It is located at the end of the three main hallways, at a
T-split. You can’t miss it, if you have all 30.


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- Blade of the Archfiend:
  Save Point part: After 2nd.
You receive this from Genshin after defeating him for the last time. It’s
actually an upgrade for Dragon’s Claw and Tiger’s Fang.


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That’s it! If you followed it you should be fully upgraded and ready to enjoy
+mode (starting the game with all the weapons and upgrades, but without key
items). Anyway I hope that it helped! 


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