Puzzle Chronicles

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                             Item Upgrade Guide
                                 Version 1.01
                                 
                                 
                            Author: Mark Wilson
                      Contact: dinnshencha@hotmail.com

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Copyright 2010 Mark Wilson

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---Contents----------------------------------------------------------------

1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.1]
2. Item List  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.2]
      Armor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.2a]
      Boots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.2b]
      Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.2c]
      Charms  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.2d]
      Helmets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.2e]
      Rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.2f]
      Shields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.2g]
      Weapons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.2h]
3. Shops/Stock Lists. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.3]
      Ashurin Wall, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.3a]
      Daedris Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.3b]
      K'Lune Village. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.3c]
      K'Thun Village. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.3d]
      Najat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.3e]
      Slaver Village. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.3f]
4. To Do  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.4]
5. Thanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.5]



---Version history---

0.8  - Got a full item list together, finally.
0.9  - Added shops section, introduction. Submitted.
0.9a - Fixed some typos and grammar errors. Prettified the item list spacing.
1.0  - Flipped around the items and shops chapters. Finished the shop lists.
1.01 - I'd forgotten an item in my listing.. woops!

---Introduction----------------------------------------------------[CH.1]--

Puzzle Chronicles is a game with quite a few awards to collect. Unfortunately
a number of these involve getting a full collection of "Ultimate" items. Even
more unfortunate is the game's poor organisation of inventory lists and its
love for completely changing item names after upgrading an item to its final
form, making it quite hard to track how far you've progressed through your
item collection.

Items in the game have five states - standard, ornate, legendary, epic and
then their final "ultimate" form. An item in its ornate, legendary or epic
form will be appropriately prefixed, for example "Legendary Studded Armor"
or "Ornate Rock Boots". An item still in its standard state will have no
prefix, while in its ultimate form the name will change entirely. As an
example, the ultimate form of a "Scale Shield" is a "Dragonshield". This can
make it very hard to track which items have been already upgraded.

A pair of matching items can be upgraded at a forge (represented on the map
with a hammer symbol) to craft a single item of the next highest state in a
minigame. This means that two Circlets can be crafted to form a single Ornate
Circlet, and two Legendary Circlets can be crafted to form a single Epic
Circlet. It should be noted that forges earlier in the game have limits on
the level of the items that can be worked on.

The order of states for crafting is as such:

Standard -> Ornate -> Legendary -> Epic -> Ultimate

This means that to craft a single ultimate item you'll need two of its epic
state, which themselves were fashioned from four of the item's legendary
state, and so on. As a rule one single ultimate item comes from sixteen
standard items, but luckily you'll pick up items in various states of upgrade
from battling through the course of the game.


---Item List-------------------------------------------------------[CH.2]--

As described earlier, items have five states. The only time an item's entire
name changes is when it is upgraded from its epic to ultimate state, so I've
only listed the differences between these two states in this section. The
items are listed alphabetically by their ultimate state, as you're more
likely to be here discovering which of these items you've missed. They're
also separated by item type, as per the awards.

[Armor] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.2a]
2x Epic Plate Armor         -> Ban of Set'Al
2x Epic Chain Armor         -> Chains of K'Lune
2x Epic Studded Armor       -> Fist of K'Thun
2x Epic Tribal Armor        -> Hide of K'Ogar
2x Epic Scale Armor         -> Scales of Z'Ora
2x Epic Spiked Armor        -> Spine of L'Hal

[Belts] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.2b]
2x Epic Jade Belt           -> Celadon
2x Epic Ogryn Belt          -> Giant's Belt
2x Epic Belt of Knowledge   -> Glimmer
2x Epic Azure Belt          -> Indigo
2x Epic Belt of Law         -> Justice
2x Epic Belt of Might       -> Monolith
2x Epic Belt of Truth       -> Verity
2x Epic Belt of Speed       -> Zephyr

[Boots] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.2c]
2x Epic Hob Boots           -> Boots of Flame
2x Epic Nether Boots        -> Daemonskins
2x Epic Desert Boots        -> Duneskins
2x Epic Miner Boots         -> Goldskins
2x Epic Imperial Boots      -> Ironskins
2x Epic Marsh Boots         -> Plagueskins
2x Epic Jungle Boots        -> Snakeskins
2x Epic Rock Boots          -> Stoneskins

[Charms]  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.2d]
2x Epic Snake Harp          -> Corruptor
2x Epic Chaos Skull         -> Dervish
2x Epic Amulet of Fury      -> Devourer
2x Epic Imperial Harp       -> Dominator
2x Epic Khazrimi Harp       -> Eruptor
2x Epic Platinum Coin       -> King's Coin
2x Epic Healing Rune        -> Life Giver
2x Epic War Rune            -> Lifetaker
2x Epic Peace Rune          -> Mediator
2x Epic Serpent Tooth       -> Missran Fang
2x Epic Ashurin Harp        -> Protector
2x Epic Manacles            -> Slavemaster
2x Epic Wind Harp           -> Stormbringer
2x Epic Lucky Coin          -> Trebloon

[Helmets] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.2e]
2x Epic Circlet             -> Band of the Wise
2x Epic Hunter's Helm       -> Helm of Darkness
2x Epic Spiked Helm         -> Helm of Pain
2x Epic Imperial Helm       -> Legion Helm
2x Epic Beast Helm          -> Lionshead
2x Epic Totemic Helm        -> Skullheim

[Rings] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.2f]
2x Epic Chaos Ring          -> Daemonist
2x Epic Deep Ring           -> Delver
2x Epic Ring of Earth       -> Earthwalker
2x Epic Ring of Fire        -> Flammifer
2x Epic Ring of Light       -> Lightbringer
2x Epic Aura Ring           -> Magister
2x Epic Desert Ring         -> Nomad
2x Epic Ring of Pain        -> Paingiver
2x Epic Life Ring           -> Purist
2x Epic Swamp Ring          -> Serpentine
2x Epic Thieves' Ring       -> Skulltaker
2x Epic Ring of Water       -> Waterbearer

[Shields] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.2g]
2x Epic Scale Shield        -> Dragonshield
2x Epic Buckler             -> Dreamcatcher
2x Epic War Shield          -> Griffin
2x Epic Spiked Shield       -> Tiger's Claw
2x Epic Great Shield        -> Tower
2x Epic Kite Shield         -> Widow

[Weapons] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.2h]
2x Epic Spear               -> Bloodthief
2x Epic Morning Star        -> Bonecruncher
2x Epic Great Axe           -> Dark Angel
2x Epic War Pike            -> Dragonlord
2x Epic Mace                -> Gargoyle
2x Epic Warhammer           -> Hand of God
2x Epic Trident             -> Kraken
2x Epic Broadsword          -> Phoenix
2x Epic Kuttai              -> Ryno
2x Epic Khopesh             -> Scavenger
2x Epic Greatsword          -> Slayer
2x Epic Falchion            -> Vyper


---Shops/Stock Lists-----------------------------------------------[CH.3]--

There are a total of six shops scattered throughout the world, but not every
shop sells every item. You can see if a location has a shop from the world
map by highlighting it and pressing Y for more info. Higher state items become
buyable from shops as you progress further into the game, so some might prefer
to leave upgrading until a later time. I have included a list of items
available at each shop, but have not included their prices as I'm not sure
whether they change as better items become available during the course of the
game. I've also not included the item states, as they vary as you progress
through the game. These item lists were taken from a level 50 character with
all stats at 75.

[Ashurin Wall, The] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.3a]
Amulet of Fury
Ashurin Harp
Aura Ring
Belt of Knowledge
Belt of Might
Belt of Truth
Chaos Ring
Circlet
Great Shield
Imperial Boots
Imperial Harp
Khazrimi Harm
Khopesh
Kuttai
Life Ring
Lucky Coin
Nether Boots
Plate Armor
Platinum Coin
Ring of Light
Scale Armor
Spiked Armor
Spiked Helm
Spiked Shield
Swamp Ring
Totemic Helm
War Pike

[Daedris Arena] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.3b]
Azure Belt
Beast Helm
Belt of Truth
Broadsword
Buckler
Circlet
Falchion
Great Axe
Hunter's Helm
Life Ring
Manacles
Marsh Boots
Nether Boots
Platinum Coin
Ring of Water
Serpent Tooth
Swamp Ring
Thieves' Coin
Tribal Armor
Trident
Warhammer
Wind Harp

[K'Lune Village]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.3c]
Azure Belt
Beast Helm
Belt of Law
Broadsword
Buckler
Deep Ring
Healing Rune
Mace
Manacles
Marsh Boots
Miner's Boots
Peace Rune
Rock Boots
Studded Armor
Thieves' Ring
Tribal Armor
Trident
War Rune

[K'Thun Village]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.3d]
Belt of Speed
Chain Armor
Chaos Skull
Desert Boots
Desert Ring
Falchion
Great Axe
Greatsword
Hob Boots
Hunter's Helm
Imperial Helm
Jade Belt
Jungle Boots
Kite Shield
Morning Star
Ogryn Belt
Ring of Earth
Ring of Fire
Ring of Water
Spear
War Shield
Warhammer

[Najat] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.3e]
Amulet of Fury
Ashurin Harp
Belt of Law
Belt of Might
Belt of Speed
Chain Armor
Chaos Ring
Deep Ring
Healing Rune
Imperial Helm
Jungle Boots
Khopesh
Mace
Miner's Boots
Morning Star
Peace Rune
Ring of Earth
Rock Boots
Snake Harp
Spear
Spiked Armor
Spiked Helm
Spiked Shield
Studded Armor
Totemic Helm
War Rune
War Shield

[Slaver Camp] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [CH.3f]
Azure Belt
Beast Helm
Broadsword
Buckler
Chaos Skull
Desert Boots
Desert Ring
Greatsword
Hob Boots
Jade Belt
Kite Shield
Manacles
Marsh Boots
Ogryn Belt
Ring of Fire
Thieves' Ring
Tribal Armor
Trident


---To-Do-----------------------------------------------------------[CH.4]--

Not much to do now. Just some notes on the actual crafting side-game. The
shop and item lists are done, and that's the huge bulk of it done. I'm
happy to bring it the versioning all the way up to V1.0 now.


---Thanks----------------------------------------------------------[CH.5]--

MooGlish, Jerec and AK for their constant love and support. Gee, you guys
just make me so happy I could cry.
GameFAQs for their site and boards. I hold you responsible for my gaming
addiction.
Infinite Interactive for their game. Thanks for the crazy item renaming
scheme of yours driving me crazy! <3
I Love Food.
Billi Abbühl for picking up on an item I'd missed from the upgrade list. :)