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    BRAVE SOUL FAQ BY DAVZZ
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    Copyright (c) 2004 Davzz. (Contact info at bottom of Faq)
    
    Do not sell this Faq or edit it by removing my name from it.
    Do not post it on any other website without my permission. 
    Do not incorporate any part of this FAQ into your own guide
    without obtaining my express written permission.
    
    Brave Soul (c) and related materials translated by 
    Peach Princess and owned by Crowd.
    
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS
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     1.  History
     
     2.  General
    
     3.  Characters
    
     4.  Items
    
     5.  Missions
    
     6.  Misc
    
     7.  Contact info
    
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    1. HISTORY
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    07-01-06
    Version 1.0
    (The only real update here is really a global e-mail address 
    change, if you've sent an e-mail to the old address between this 
    update and the last update, it probably went poof)
    (That being said, I'm officially discontinuing this FAQ due to
    the loss of my save game. However I feel that it has enough info
    to warrant being 1.0. You probably don't really need all the item
    information in this game anyway.)
    
    02-11-04
    
    Version 0.2
    (A quick update, I added help for two tutorial
    missions that appear way too often on the
    gamefaqs message board...)
    
    01-11-04
    
    Version 0.1
    (Actually pretty much complete, just have the
    monsters and items lists to go...)
    
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    2. GENERAL
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    This is NOT an FAQ to answer how to get endings with the
    various girls in the game. This FAQ is dedicated to the
    gameplay aspect. In other words, the crappy Diablo-ripoff.
    Since I'm very sure there'll be hundreds of people wanting
    to write FAQS that provide every single h-scene, I'm doing
    something different. Power-levelling has always been a
    hobby of mine. With this FAQ, you will pull off ridiculous
    stunts such as...
    
    - Uzi Star Blade attack.
    - Level 1000 for all characters.
    - 99 of every item.
    
    Anyway, if you want the general hints for this game... read
    a Diablo FAQ.
    
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    3.CHARACTERS
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    Rudy
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    First mission possible to recieve: At Start
    Favourite Missions: He's you.
    Missions Disliked: Um, ditto.
    
    Comments: The main character, he uses heavy armor and swords
    and pokes people with the pointy end til they die. He also
    has the ability to release smoke and fire projectiles. 
    
    You will want to pump most of your seeds to him. Do not under 
    any circumstances let Rudy die. Chances are, the dumb AI of 
    your teammates will not be able to take care of any remaining 
    enemies  and you can't revive yourself with an elixer.
    
    Rudy can learn several spells by equipping items, however,
    most of them are pretty crappy. There is however one spell 
    you can learn during a quest, Star Blade. This projectile spell 
    rips through all enemies in it's path. Once you have enough mp, 
    this is actually better than his normal attack.
    
    In the later difficulties, you will NOT want to melee the 
    enemy, put your stat boosters into his Magic ability.
    
    Rudy's sword projectiles are affected by attack 
    speed. Power Strike is not.
    
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    Shell
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    First mission possible to recieve: At start
    Favourite Missions: Uh... dragon related?
    Missions Disliked: Dark Lord related. She won't leave though.
    
    Comments: A cute little dragon who breathes fire and throws
    potions when you need them.
    
    There's nothing much to say about her. She doesn't equip 
    much and there's no point wasting your seeds on her.
    
    However, along with Alicia she is vital to unlocking a 
    secret character.
    
    Shell will never leave your party. Ever. Other than
    that she has no special abilities.
    
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    Alicia
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    First mission possible to recieve: Almost at start
    Favourite Missions: Odd jobs?
    Missions Disliked: Dungeons with Traps.
    
    Comments: A Healer (what a surprise) that looks suspiciously
    like the "Moon Goddess".
    
    I'll put it simply, this character is God(dess)ly. 
    Beginners should definitely get her ending first. 
    Not only does it provide clues for unlocking a hidden 
    character, after her h-scenes, she learns the most 
    useful spells out of all the  characters in the game. 
    Her last spell is Resurrection, which revives a character 
    for only 30 mp, including the main character!
    
    Don't let her leave if you want to use her, the jobs where
    she appears in seems pretty random to me. At least our
    princess takes the "odd" jobs, which has a theme.
    
    She doesn't need much stat boosting to be useful either. Just
    enough Magic so she won't run out of mana too fast.
    
    Alicia can read certain stone tablets, which makes some
    dungeons ridiculously easy. Also in the required missions,
    tablets appear while there isn't any required missions
    with traps or fairies (for example).
    
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    Marin
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    First mission possible to recieve: Recover a lost item.
    Favourite Missions: Children and Nature.
    Missions Disliked: Anything that's too much for her brain.
    
    Comments: A catgirl who has summoning abilities and 
    therefore is the sole reason to buy/Cervantes De Leon 
    this game for some people. And yes, I know it's "Marine" 
    but PP screwed up.
    
    Despite being a summoner, Marine is actually a FIGHTER 
    character. In earlier difficulties, her summons are pretty 
    useful both for tanking and to deal damage. However, in later 
    difficulties, they become mere cannon fodder. Being a melee 
    character also makes her subject to being ripped apart by strong 
    melee monsters such as Ogres.
    
    The cursed cat hairband is oddly enough quite a good item. Plus
    she is the only one who can equip the Cat items dropped by the
    werecat monsters.
    
    Use her early, then never use her again. Sad to say, 
    she's probably the worst character in the game.
    
    Not to mention her ending makes me so murderous because
    of it's crappiness.
    
    Marin can talk to fairies. Unfortunately most of them
    provide healing, the same effect can be achieved by standing
    around and holding the tab key.
    
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    Caroll
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    First mission possible to recieve: Recover the Magic Flute.
    Favourite Missions: Magic related.
    Missions Disliked: Undead related.
    
    Comments: A magic-user who's afraid of the undead. She casts
    magic spells that make bad guys fall down.
    
    As far as gameplay goes, there's almost nothing particularly 
    special about Caroll. She's pretty average, learning a few 
    spells from h-scenes as well as from a chest in one mission.
    
    Still, she's a ranged character, which makes her better than
    Marine.
    
    Caroll seems to have a odd mix of abilities, she opens locked
    doors in some missions, read certain tablets in others.
    It's pretty easy to tell which missions require her abilities.
    
    The game translators can't seem to decide on which of her name
    to keep. I've seen "Carroll", "Carol" and "Caroll" all used.
    
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    Ruby
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    First mission possible to recieve: Retrieve Magic Flute
    Favourite Missions: Anything where there's treasure to recover
    Missions Disliked: Anything from Nobles.
    
    Comments: A treasure hunter (i.e thief). It's fun to mock
    her name (Hee hee, RuDY and RuBY, how original)
    
    One of the more interesting characters in the game. Ruby
    is like a mixture of all the characters in the game. She
    fires projectiles for her attack (Karen), summons golem
    (Marin) and casts debuffs on her opponent (Alicia). She
    also disables traps at the start of every mission.
    
    Although Skillful is supposed to affect her dagger throwing
    strength, I don't really see any difference. It looks like 
    it uses the strength stat for damage. If anyone know, 
    please let me know.
    
    Although she's usually found in treasure recovering missions,
    sometimes she ISN'T found in trap filled dungeon missions.
    This may cause such dungeons to be a pain in the rear end to 
    play so don't choose these missions if you don't have her.
    
    She learns one spell in a chest and one from her final
    h-scene. Both of them are summon golem spells so the
    chest one is pretty redundant.
    
    Ruby's events are the most combat-intensive in the game,
    make sure you're prepared before you attempt any of them.
    In addition, her 2nd last event before the h-scenes 
    is the only one in the game which requires you to be a
    certain rank to even appear. In this case, S rank. If you
    offended Jim, don't bother trying for her ending.
    
    Overall, a fun and nifty character to have on your party.
    
    Ruby disarms all trap in dungeons. However, more than
    other party members, there's a chance she WON'T appear
    on trap dungeon missions. If you aren't guranteed to
    get her or have her in your party already, I suggest
    not taking trap dungeon missions.
    
    The next two characters are secret characters, read them
    at your own risk. For information on how to unlock them,
    please read the "Secrets" section of this FAQ.
    
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    Karen
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    Unlocked by: Completing the game the first time.
    
    First Mission possible to recieve: Collect bad-tasting food.
    Favourite Missions: Wierd ones.
    Missions Disliked: Anything from Nobles (getting lazy, Crowd?)
    
    Comments: An escaped princess who although being pretty
    imcompetent, has really amazing luck.
    
    An extremely luck-based character, even her luck stat is 
    twice as much as her others. Her throw attacks are all 
    random, the best of which are the mushrooms, which paralyzes 
    and the bottle with the skull and crossbones on them, which 
    usually does 9999 damage.
    
    She's also usually going to have high strength if you put seeds
    into her as it improves her damage. This means she'll have some
    good amount of hp at the end of the game.
    
    She gains no skills though, and after a while the novelty of her
    luckiness sort of wears off.
    
    Karen can find items from trash piles due to her extraordinary
    luck. She also has some other varied abilities due to her luck.
    
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    Clare
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    Unlocked by: Retrieving the Stone from the Ancient Capitol.
    
    First Mission possible to recieve: After Duel With Cobden
    Favourite Missions: Uh... dragon related?
    Missions Disliked: Dark Lord related. She won't leave though.
    
    Comments: Like her sister, Clare is pretty God(dess)ly too, 
    except in an offensive rather than defensive way. She 
    usually attacks with her lightning spells but will prefer 
    to use her lightning spells. Lightning spells will penetrate 
    through enemies, pretty good to clear out masses of enemies.
    
    She learns a new spell after her h-scenes and get some
    pieces of equipment (which are strangely enough pretty good, 
    despite the descriptions). 
    
    If there's anything bad about her, it's that by the time you
    can get her, the game is already about to end. Plus you need
    Alicia to unlock her, leaving only 1 character slot left open.
    
    Oddly enough you need a bunch of money to get Clare's events,
    about 6010 gold should do.
    
    Clare will never leave your party. Ever. Other than that
    no special abilities.
    
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    4. ITEMS
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    This section involves strategies on using the items in the
    games to it's fullest extent. If you would like a list of
    all the items in their games and their stats, please check
    the appendix.
    
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    ULTIMATE WEAPONS?
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    It's pretty easy to recognize the ultimate weapons in this
    game. They have a special glow around them in the item screen
    and they can only be found once every X+1 level in Loser's
    Paradise, where X is a multiple of 10. 
    
    However, are they really the best weapons for your character?
    They usually add very good all-round stats, including elemental
    resistances for some weapons and they deal holy damage, which
    no monster to my information resists and deals extra to plenty 
    of them.
    
    But the most important attack stat is actually ATTACK SPEED. 
    This is because it increases your damage by a percentage instead
    of a static amount of number. Which would be better, increasing
    your damage by 30 points when you have 100 or DOUBLING it?
    
    Unfortunately, there's not much weapons that do increase attack
    speed by a significant amount. Only 3 characters have weapons
    that does just that. They are Rudy, Karen and Clare. The weapons
    are, respectively, The Fastest and Shining Crystal. Most of
    Clare's weapons generally have high attack speeds.
    
    Note that attack speed also affects Rudy Wind Slash and Star
    Blade attack speed, making it a perfect weapon for magic-using
    Rudy rather than fighter Rudy.
    
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    CAT EQUIPMENT
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    Randomly dropped by the werecat class enemies, these equipment
    may only be equipped by Marin. They are the Cat's slippers, 
    the Cat Punch and the Car Ear Band. No, the cursed cat-hairband 
    does not count. By themselves, they give extremely crappy stats. 
    
    However, if you wear ALL of them at once, the bonuses 
    increase significantly. Marin fans should definitely take
    advantage of this. She really needs all the help she can get.
    
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    SEEDS/FRUITS
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    This is actually the only thing I spend money on in the game,
    equipment are usually dropped by enemies and by the end of the
    game, you will have a stockpile of equipment you won't be able
    to use. Sell them to buy seeds to boost yourself. Seeds are a
    long term investment. Unless you get them in multiples of 10, 
    you are unlikely to see any real effects. However in the long
    run, it's probably better than that shiny new sword for Rudy
    that you dump 5 seconds later because a Knight class enemy
    dropped a better one.
    
    Note that the stat gains by seeds are actually RANDOM. I've
    gotten an increase of 3 from seeds once. The random number
    of fruits are more obvious. 2 for seeds 10 for fruits is 
    really the average amount of points you can gain. Strangely, 
    only the strength seed shows this random factor. The others 
    only display a single number (instead of a range) in the 
    display information.
    
    Fruits are usually dropped by Werecat class enemy, especially
    strength seeds. The Vampire enemies seem to drop the 
    spellcasters stats seeds (e.g mind) more often but it 
    might just be me.
    
    Now, the question, which seeds to buy? Strength is ALWAYS
    good even for the mages, because it provides the most hp
    increase of all stats. I don't really have to explain
    about the benefits of having more hp, do I?
    
    Mind and Will are great for their damage resistance.
    Getting stunned usually means being stunned forever for
    anyone with a decent speed of attack, since even if you
    try to run, you'll be popped back into your original
    position if you ever get stunned while moving. Mind
    is probably the most overall useful, since it gives
    hp and mp too, perfect for magic users.
    
    Agiliity, Luck and Hit all pretty much increase the
    same thing. Frankly I think they should turn these
    three all into just a single stat, since it's pretty
    redundant. Hit usually is the first to become useless
    for stat boosting, since Critical maxes at 90% and
    you usually can hit the enemy well enough without
    any boosting (the shades type enemy would be an 
    exception but you can just cast magic to defeat
    those guys, which works better). Luck and Agi both
    increase dodge, more of which is never bad.
    
    Magic is the only thing which increases magic damage,
    important for casters. Some people can skip it, such
    as Ruby and Marin as they don't really use them 
    that much.
    
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    "EXP/CASH" EQUIPMENT
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    This is what I call three items, the Sword of Desire, the
    Becoming Hero Cast and the Speed Limiter.
    
    The Sword of Desire turns any exp gained into money. You
    can earn this item by answering "Gold Sword" in the Recover
    the Lost Item quest or buying it in the Staff room 
    (Recommended). In the early difficulties, it's pretty
    crappy. However, in the later difficulties, because the
    increase in exp gain is greater than the increase in money
    gain, as most monsters don't drop much cash in the first place,
    this is a very useful item. Eventually you'll run out of levels
    to gain faster than you run out of money to buy all the seeds
    to boost yourself to ridiculous strength, and this item will
    help alleviate this problem.
    
    Becoming Hero Cast is earned in the Friendship Dungeon 
    (See the "Secret" sections on how to unlock this dungeon.)
    or can be bought in the Staff room. This item will increase
    your exp gained by DOUBLE (!!) but will crippled your speed
    to a horrible turtle pace. Don't worry, that's what the
    next item will fix...
    
    The speed limiter is dropped by werecat class enemies. It
    fixes your speed at 65 each. It should be pretty obvious
    what to do with this.
    
    Note that the Sword of Desire and the Becoming Hero Cast
    will work together. First it'll double the exp, which is
    then converted to gold.
    
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    5.MISSIONS
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    This section is dedicated to mentioned any special stuff
    you might have missed on the various missions in the game.
    I won't assume you're braindead and give you step by step
    directions on how to get to the end of the dungeon, just
    mention any special items you could have missed.
    
    Update: Unfortunately from the e-mails I recieved and from
    the questions on the BS message board on GameFaqs, it looks
    like I do have to insult your intelligence.
    
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    TUTORIAL MISSIONS
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    Get rid of the Monster Cat
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    Marin gave you a big clue... go to the marketplace, buy
    a catnip and come back. Easy. Note that the shop will
    be closed if you haven't talked to Marin yet.
    
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    Recover Yasik's treasure
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    This must be the most frustrating mission in the game
    because the instructions are so freaking vague. Here
    are the clues you should have figured out if you talked
    to everyone in the pubs.
    
    1) Yasik's treasure was an Ocarina.
    2) Yasik wants to be buried in his homeland, Soleil
    3) Yasik wants to be able to see the sea (argh pun)
    
    Most people misinterpret clue 3 and think that the
    treasure is in the Estamine region. Clue 2 rules out
    the possibility.
    
    Note that he just wants to be able to see the sea
    from his deathplace, not be buried near to it. Soleil
    is REAL far from the sea, where else could someone
    see it from that distance?
    
    Answer: The mountains, duh.
    
    The shopkeeper sells Ocarinas but Jim wants the exact
    same one that Yasik has (although I'm not sure how he
    tells the difference). However don't throw away the
    Ocarina yet, you'll have to use it to unlock a door
    at the top of the mountain.
    
    So to summarize, talk to pub people, buy ocarina, head
    to top of Soleil mountains.
    
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    OPTIONAL MISSIONS
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    These are the normal quests you can ask Jim for, none of
    these are required but you want to do a lot of these
    for getting points with the girls and sometimes the 
    item reward.
    
    In my experience, time doesn't seem to pass until you 
    finish a mission unless you use "Stay a few days" at 
    a inn, so take your time in completing the missions.
    
    
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    Collect bad tasting food
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    Having trouble finding the Orc Meat? That's because it's
    really Ogre meat, those silly translators. Hanging around
    the monster endurance battle will eventually earn you this
    item, along with most other food items.
    
    Overall this is a pretty short and sweet mission, which is
    generally my favourite, I hate dungeon crawls.
    
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    Get the Magic Flute
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    It's not a trap dungeon, Ruby will join and there's a
    Hell high heels (yes I know it's wierd) for her. Good
    starting mission if you're planning on using her. Sell the
    flute for your payment, there's no magic about it.
    
    There's a chest on the first floor with Hell's High Heels
    in them. Only Ruby can open the locked door. Don't worry
    if you missed it, it isn't unique and can appear several
    times during the game.
    
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    Recover the lost item
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    If you plan to use Marin, COMPLETE THIS QUEST. This is the
    first quest you can get her. Although they give you warnings
    about "being easy to get lost in the forest", it's really
    just a rectangular green patch of land, just keep searching
    around the south if you're lost and you will find the exit.
    
    The pond isn't that hard to find either, just head north
    from your starting position. If you have Marin in your
    party, she'll automatically give the correct answer and
    recieve a clear spiritual stone, her 2nd best stone in
    the game.
    
    Otherwise you get to answer, it's really the old "farmer
    drops axe in pond" story. However, if you answer "all of
    them", you get the Sword of Desire which I mentioned earlier.
    I don't recommend doing that though.
    
    There's a fairy in the far north-east that will tell you to
    go southeast to find the item if you have Marin , if you see 
    her, you're WAY TOO FAR from the item.
    
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    Find a special stone
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    The order is 4,3,2,1. Having Alicia on your team will allow
    you to read the tablet, but just in case you didn't know
    that...
    
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    Get the Golden Bone
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    On the 2nd last floor (IIRC), there are a group of 3 fairies
    in the northwest. Talking to them in your party will earn
    you the Sacred Talisman, which boosts hp regeneration. You
    can also heal your hp with them... or you can just stand for
    a while and press the tab key.
    
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    Find the Hidden Treasure
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    Without Ruby, you probably want to skip this. Contains a
    Iron Golem scroll for her, but considering she learns
    Silver Golem from her final h-scene event, which is
    better in all ways, learning this spell is questionable
    and might actually be detrimental, because she'll use up
    MP casting this spell instead.
    
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    Protect a merchant (1)
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    Another short and simple mission. "Scare the client"
    seems to be generally the best response for most 
    characters.
    
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    Investigate an unopenable door
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    Unless you really need a source of werecats, don't take
    this mission without Karen in your party. It gives only
    600 gold for a long dungeon crawl.
    
    However if you DO have Karen in your party, you'll be
    able to watch an interesting cutscene for those who
    are fans of a certain other Crowd series...
    
    Boss: Giant Fish
    
    It sort of just floats around and uses spells every so
    often. If you stay away from his front and use ranged
    attacks from across the water, he'll usually go down
    fast.
    
    He drops lots of food and Goldfish feed when he dies,
    which I assume is a joke.
    
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    Saving Lost Children
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    I'm not sure about this, but I believe there's something
    for Ruby behind one of the portraits.
    
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    Recover the Dark Lord Statue
    ----------------------------
    
    Quite possibly the longest lasting mission in this game,
    this job strangely has all the requirements to offend
    every single girl in your party INCLUDING Shell. It's
    almost amusing to see their reactions.
    
    This mission is used to clear out your party members
    in case you want a fresh start. If you're going for an
    ending with a girl, you probably don't want to do this
    since you'll be missing them for a while. Otherwise
    feel free if you want to change members halfway through
    the game. The money earned is gravy.
    
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    Check on the old man living in Ancient Ruins
    --------------------------------------------
    
    Having Alicia will allow you to read a tablet that opens a
    portal. The portal will lead you to 2 treasure chests with
    a Goddess Shawl, a healing cloak AND another portal that
    leads you to the final level of the dungeon(!!). 
    
    In the last level of the dungeon, they'll be an old man. If
    you revisit the dungeon after talking to him, he'll offer to
    trade you food for some equipment. Here are the list of items
    he will ask and the items you will get.
    
    Roc meat = Life Talisman
    Sea Serpent Egg = Wiseman Talisman
    Ripe Vegetables = Angel Talisman
    Beef = Angel Ring
    Vegetables = Gold Nugget
    
    The Angel Ring is definitely the best item of the bunch, but
    then again, it's only because most rings give pathetic 
    amounts to your stats.
    
    There's really no reason not to do this quest if you have 
    Alicia in your party. Without her it's a bit more frustrating,
    but still doable and worth it.
    
    In addition, there's a whole bunch of Knight class enemy here,
    if you want some equipment for Rudy.
    
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    Recover Artwork
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    Caroll will open a locked door with a chest containing Haste
    magic, not bad.
    
    BOSS: Robot Guardian
    
    Use ranged attacks, the further away you are from him, the
    easier it is to dodge his bullets. I believe the bullets
    are darkness element but I'm not sure.
    
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    Find Material for Novelist
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    Alicia...tablet...shortcut and blessed cape... blah blah.
    
    Boss: Crab
    
    Seems to have real trouble hitting anything behind him
    or some distance away as long as you're not in his face.
    Also he only has fire attacks, feel free to equip all
    your fire charms and laugh at him.
    
    When he dies, he'll drop 6 crab legs, which will give
    you pretty much the same stats as the monster itself.
    Great for a laugh but not much else.
    
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    Solve a Relationship Problem
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    I recommend not taking this quest because it's super
    annoying. First you have to visit a client, climb a
    mountain, climb down, visit a location at town
    and return to your client's house. Very time-consuming
    and the rewards aren't great.
    
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    Protect a merchant (No.2)
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    This is the later "Protect a merchant" mission where
    the client doesn't appear.
    
    If you don't want to look dumb, choose the choice
    "think about it" and "we're here to rob your treasure".
    
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    Search a Dragon Lair
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    Taking the egg gives you 5k, but at that point, you
    don't really need the cash. Just use the egg choice
    to impress the girls you want an ending with. I
    believe there's a trash pile for Karen if you return
    to the last level after you get the egg.
    
    You'll also receive 5 gold bars which nets you about
    5k in gold.
    
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    Find food for a First-class restaurant
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    Seems familar? This is like the collect bad tasting
    food mission, except this time you get to choose
    what quality of food, there are 3 types and 3 
    qualities. I have no idea what happens if you
    give mixed qualities of food but all good quality
    makes a good impression with non-noble hating
    girls while all low quality food makes a good
    impression with the noble-haters (e.g Ruby)
    
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    Recover an Orb
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    Do this quest only if you have Caroll/want Caroll as
    your ending. If you didn't take her on this mission
    (silly you), the order of the stairs you should go in
    is NE,SE,SW,NW (Clockwise). Otherwise Caroll will read
    the tablets and tell you the directions.
    
    If you choose to keep the Orb (You should, especially
    with Caroll in the party, if you don't, why are you
    doing this?), you'll recieve a Satan Orb (yes, another
    odd item name). It's the 2nd best orb for her in the
    game. You'll also gain points with Caroll so no real
    reason not to do this.
    
    =================
    REQUIRED MISSIONS
    =================
    
    Jim will always force you to do these missions. Well,
    except for one.
    
    ===========================================
    I don't remember the name it's short anyway
    ===========================================
    
    This is short, you fight Cobden.
    
    Boss: Cobden
    
    Do you really need a strategy? Run circles around
    him and let your teammates kill him, it's easy even
    if you just melee him.
    
    ------------------
    Hunters Tournament
    ------------------
    
    A riddle contest! You need to search the item that
    is the answer to unlock each level. 3 strikes and
    you're out.
    
    Most of the answers should be obvious, however, the
    4th (or 3rd, I forgot) is a bit tricky. The answer
    should be "Shadow", however the correct answer is to
    search the potted plant on the left. It is the only
    plant that does NOT have a shadow, which is what
    makes it so special.
    
    --------------------------
    Hair Growth Mission Part 2
    --------------------------
    
    The tablet which shows you the door is readable by
    Alicia. I believe the correct button is the one
    on the far right. If you screw up, Cobden will win 
    the contest. Jim will then get pissed off and demote 
    you to rank D.
    
    While you can still complete the game, it does lock
    out several events from happening (including Ruby
    2nd last event)
    
    ----------------
    Duel with Cobden
    ----------------
    
    Not much to it, head to the top of the mountain.
    When you get this mission, it means you're nearing
    end-game. You can actually immediately head to
    defeat the Dark Lord after this mission but I
    wouldn't recommend it.
    
    Boss: Cobden (x2)
    
    You fight him 2 times, he's still as dumb as ever.
    
    --------------------
    Dice Dungeon, Part 1
    --------------------
    
    I suggest having a lot of time on your hand before
    attempting this mission. This can take 5 minutes or
    5 hours, depending on your luck (real-life, not game
    stats). Basically, clicking on the dice will generate
    a random number between 1 to 6 (just like rolling a
    dice) and depending on the tablet, you will be sent
    to that floor.
    
    The lips enemy are annoying by themselves but can
    be deadly if there's other enemies mixed in. They
    fire hearts that will paralyze you once in a while
    but if you hit them, they'll release a whole bunch of
    them. Be careful when you deal with them.
    
    There are 2 floors with treasure in this dungeon.
    The chests contain Justice (rapier class) and Gungnir
    (spear class), both good weapons for their respective
    characters. Be sure not to miss them if you are using
    said characters.
    
    Once you reached the final level, read the tablet. Then
    pray that you reach home, mission completed!
    
    --------------------
    Dice Dungeon, Part 2
    --------------------
    
    This is optional, but I'm including it here anyway, since
    it locks out the other missions when it's offered to you.
    
    If you let the man do the rolling of dice, you'll follow
    a set path through the dungeon instead of a random one.
    I highly suggest you take him up on his offer. Otherwise,
    this dungeon is pretty much the same as you remembered it.
    
    ---------------
    Master Hunter G
    ---------------
    
    This one seems to be pretty strict on the timing, you'll
    need the complete as many missions as you can, as fast as
    you can.
    
    Boss: Rudy's father
    
    He has the same attacks as you, so... I guess you got to
    have more stats than him.
    
    After you win, he'll drop the Oricon Sword and teach you
    the Star Blade skill. When you get enough mana, this will
    probably be your most used attack in the entire game (not
    that he has much)
    
    Overall this mission is pretty random, if you can't get it,
    just keep replaying the game until it appears.
    
    --------
    End Game
    --------
    
    Well, the only thing I have to mention about the dungeon
    is that once you watched the cutscene with Cobden and the
    guardian robot, you may never enter any other dungeon again.
    
    There is a portal connecting to the surface which you can
    use to visit towns though, also, there are 2 places to train
    up, Monster Endurance battle or the Collesium, if you unlocked
    it. But heck, you should already be prepared before attempting
    this mission in the first place.
    
    Boss: Dark Lord Caraile
    
    He teleports around casting random spells and summoning 
    creatures to fight for him. Try to take out his creatures ASAP
    if they start building up too much. Otherwise they'll overrun
    you. AOE spells such as Fireblast, Power Strike, Star Blade or
    Multi-lightning are very useful for this battle.
    
    Stock up on potions, you should have 99 of each, this is really
    a battle of endurance.
    
    ====
    MISC
    ====
    
    -----------
    POWERGAMING
    -----------
    
    -----------------------
    Powerlevelling/Boosting
    -----------------------
    
    This is the part where I teach you how to reach lvl 1000,
    so prepare yourselves, maggots!
    
    This techniques are more effective on the higher difficulty
    levels, obviously. First, a few things are required.
    
    1) Paper-weights.
    2) A good way to kill time, I recommend a good book.
    
    These things are optional, but will help a lot.
    
    1) The "EXP/CASH" equipment.
    2) Growth Cave and/or Collesium unlocked.
    3) Ranged attackers as your teammates.
    
    There are 3 methods, which one to use really depends, so
    I'll just list them all.
    
    Method 1: Monster Endurance Battle.
    
    Recommended if: Rudy is better than the rest of his party,
    you can beat the blue goblins without difficulty.
    
    This one is the slowest method, plus you have to rely on
    Rudy only, so no Alicia or Shell auto-heal if you screw
    up. Normal or Special elemental weapons recommended since
    there's Undead monsters.
    
    Put Rudy in front of the entrance where the monsters appear
    and put a paper-weight down on your tab and ctrl key. 
    Position your mouse cursor to the far right end of 
    the screen.
    
    Blue goblins are the best monsters, so if you can kill
    without taking too much damage, you should be fine.
    Sometimes the goblin mages will turtle in the hole, in
    that case, just click and Rudy should move to the far 
    right, the mage will come out and Rudy should 
    automatically move down to murder him.
    
    This method will also earn you a lot of food items.
    This could be useful in case you need to complete 2
    particular quests (and 1 secret) which requires food.
    
    Courtesy of Phuc tram:
    I just want to add a suggestion to this. I do
    basically the same when I use this method. But,
    instead of leaving my mouse at the right side of the
    screen, I put it at the top of the screen, right above
    the hole where the monsters come out. I then
    right-click to have Rudy start blasting magic up the
    hole. While the right mouse button is down, I add a
    paperweight of some kind to keep it down. Between the
    Tab button (to speed things up), the Right mouse
    button (to damage and annoy the monsters) and the Ctrl
    button (to auto melee-attack when the monsters are
    nearby), I don't have to worry about my enemies or
    whether they hole up or not.
    
    Two time figures:
    3 hrs --> Increased level from 58 to 66
    8.5 hrs --> Increased level from 67 to 95
    
    Method 2: Growth Cave.
    
    Recommended if: You have good ranged attackers and/or
    Alicia.
    
    The 2nd fastest method, you will have to unlock the
    Growth Cave in order to use this method, see the
    secrets section for more information.
    
    Go to the Growth Cave and well, just paper-weight your
    tab key this time. 
    
    The slimes have a very high evasion
    rate so melee fighters won't do too well. They also
    have magic resistance according to their colour.
    
    Since fire spells seem to be the most common attack,
    Shell won't do too hot in the attack department here
    you might need to help your teammates defeat the red
    slimes with Wind Slash or Star Blade.
    
    Alicia is recommended so you don't suck up all your
    healing potions. Shell will take care of the rest if
    you have big enough stockpile of potions.
    
    This method will earn you gold bars and several spirit
    stones. However they are pretty crappy and you should
    have the clear spirit stone if you're using Marin so
    sell all of them away.
    
    Method 3: Collesium.
    
    Recommended if: You are already level 1000 and just
    want fruits or equipment.
    
    IMO the fastest method, you will have to unlock the
    Collesium in order to use this method, see the
    secrets section for more information.
    
    No more paper-weights this time, there's a chance
    the monsters might actually kill you.
    
    I assume you already know how the Collesium works,
    now the question, what set to choose?
    
    1) Werecat Set
    
    These guys drop fruits on a frequent basis, cat
    equipment and the speed limiter. This is usually
    the one I choose, since using fruits is a lot
    easier on the hand than using 99 seeds.
    
    2) Ogre Set
    
    The green Ogre gives the highest exp in the game,
    not counting bosses. However, if you don't kill
    him fast enough, he'll actually heal his wounds.
    This can make the fight impossible to win. 
    
    Melee characters will get pounded by Ogres in general
    so you'll have to use ranged such as Caroll for this.
    
    3) Knight set
    
    If you want equipment, this is your set, the
    Knights have some of the best misc armor in the
    game, such as gloves or boots. they're also not
    as tough as ogres while giving decent exp.
    
    -------
    SECRETS
    -------
    
    -----------------
    New Game Settings
    -----------------
    
    I have no idea what order you get them, so here's 
    the general method.
    
    Basically, just beat the game once and then keep beating
    the game several more times in the new options unlocked.
    
    After the difficulty options, you will unlock the 
    "experience" option and then the "item" options, 
    here are the list of total options you can get.
    
    Difficulty: Weak, Super, Special, 
                Wander (?), Nightmare, Crazy
    Experience: Novice, Expert
         Items: Wealthy.
    
    -----
    Karen
    -----
    
    To unlock this character, just finish the game once. The
    beginning missions should be a little different now...
    
    -----
    Clare
    -----
    
    This one's a bit harder.
    
    In case anyone hasn't figured it out by the clues in 
    Alicia's route yet, Clare is Shell cursed into a dragon
    form. 
    
    To return her to her Human form, after the Duel with
    Cobden, proceed immediately to the Ancient Capitol to retrieve
    the Blessed Stone. If you had seen the scene where Shell takes
    care of you (just keep trying after every mission) and have
    Alicia in your party, the curse will be broken.
    
    ---------------
    Beginner's Mark
    ---------------
    
    Die more than 3 times and you'll get this. It'll half
    your exp gain and provide a whole bunch of stats. Sadly,
    as you increase in levels, the stat gains drop until at
    level 50, where you earn nothing anymore (and trust me,
    level 50 isn't hard to get at all).
    
    --------------------
    Beccy, fickle Hunter
    --------------------
    
    Located in Mistrel pub, Beccy will unlock new locations
    depending on what rank you are. They are...
    
    C: Growth Cave.
    B: Friendship Ruins
    A: Collosium Backdoor.
    
    At S Rank, he'll tell you that Jim wears a wig. If you
    see Jim after, he will wear one, but this is really
    pointless so I'll be ignoring it.
    
    ----------------
    Friendship Ruins
    ----------------
    
    See "Beccy, fickle Hunter" on how to unlock this.
    
    Each level has portals which acts as a staircase. Every
    time you go down, you party will be split apart. Don't
    worry, just move south a bit and you can get them all
    back. 
    
    This place is filled with goblin-class monsters.
    At the final level, you'll find a chest with Becoming
    Hero Cast in it, a nifty item.
    
    A useful feature of this dungeon is to see how each of
    your characters do well individually. If they're being
    pummeled and dies in 5 seconds, you might want to pump
    them with seeds. Exception, Alicia as she is a support
    character.
    
    ------------------
    Collosium Backdoor
    ------------------
    
    See "Beccy, fickle Hunter" on how to unlock this.
    
    This is located in Estamine. You may choose to fight a
    certain "class" of monster. For monster classes with a
    whole bunch of individual type, there are difficulty
    settings while the rest get their own groups. Here are
    the groups you can choose to fight.
    
    The slop sets don't seem to have a theme to them, I
    assume there's some sort of pun or joke in the japanese
    version that doesn't translate well over here.
    
    The best monsters to fight are the Werecats, for the
    fruit drops, speed limiter and cat equipment (for Marin),
    the Knight class, for their high armor drops and the Ogre
    class, for their high EXP value.
    
    ------------
    Black Market
    ------------
    
    Located in Estamine. Talk to the person in the pub which
    tells you about customs and this area should be unlocked.
    
    Now the part that confuses most people. The man standing
    at the staircase is NOT blocking the entrance to the Black
    Market, he's just standing there. The real Black Market is
    the shop keeper to the south. It looks like he only sells
    fruits and potions but click on one of you characters on
    the top and you see that he sells equipment too. Of course,
    I never buy equipment, but YMMV.
    
    -----------------
    Slums in Minstrel
    -----------------
    
    You give the beggars in the slums money, they give you
    information. Since you're reading this faq, you probably
    wouldn't need it, would you? For completeness sake here
    are all their advice. (Coming soon)
    
    ----------
    Staff Room
    ----------
    
    You will need to complete the game at least once to be
    able to unlock this.
    
    Head to the Border area and talk to the guard with a
    different sprite. You should be able to enter the Staff
    room. Things of interest is a person on the 2nd floor
    who can identify items with unclear properties (just
    like in the Slums secret, useless because you're 
    reading this FAQ) and a pub area with many useful
    stuff such as a shop which has almost all the items
    avaiable in the game (!!)
    
    ---------------
    Losers Paradise
    ---------------
    
    You will need to complete the game at least once to
    be able to unlock this.
    
    Go to the Pub area in the Staff Room and talk to the
    shadow on the left. Answers "Yes" to her question and
    this dungeon will be unlocked!
    
    This dungeon is 101 levels deep (!!), so I guess the
    name fits because only losers with no life would 
    attempt all 101 levels. 
    
    Also, on most levels you have to kill all the
    monsters on that particular level to unlock a locked
    door to progress to the next level, this coupled with
    the fact that they reused the levels multiple times, 
    makes it extra frustrating to complete without a
    certain trick.
    
    On every X+1 level, where X is a multiple of 10, there
    will be a chest with the "ultimate weapons". This is
    the list of them...
    
    11: Holy Crystal. (Karen)
    21: Super Star. (Ruby)
    31: Dragon Plate (Rudy - Armor)
    41: Holy Lance. (Marin)
    51: Rockslide Talisman (Rudy - Accessory)
    61: Shining Orb (Caroll)
    71: Moonlight. (Clare)
    81: Holy Rod. (Alicia)
    91: Excalibur. (Rudy)
    101: None. (It's the last boss)
    
    There's also a portal to the next level with a multiple
    of 10 and a portal to the surface.
    
    Every level which is a multiple of 5 will have a piece
    of paper on the floor which gives you a memo that tells
    you about the backstory about this game. I say this is
    the real reason you want to finish this dungeon, the
    ending you get from completing this dungeon is really 
    crappy compared to the memos you find on the floor.
    
    Every level with a multiple of 10 will have a boss, you
    will have to defeat it to proceed to the next level.
    
    --------------------------------
    Level 10 Boss: Giant Green Slime
    --------------------------------
    
    This one is easy, just stay away from him and use ranged
    attacks. 
    
    However, once he dies, he'll explode into a whole
    bunch of small green slimes. If you weren't listening and
    tried to melee him, you would probably be surrounded when
    this happens, otherwise just polish the rest of them off.
    
    Spells that can hit multiple targets, such as Star Blade
    would be quite useful at this point.
    
    --------------------
    Level 20 Boss: Demon
    --------------------
    
    You might have met this guy in one of Rudy's events.
    Basically he shoots projectiles at you and summons more of
    his friends.
    
    If you don't kill him quick, the summoning could get out
    of hand so make sure you have enough offensive power.
    
    -------------------
    Level 30 Boss: Crab
    -------------------
    
    This is the same boss as in the "Find Material for Novelist"
    quest.
    
    -------------------------
    Level 40 Boss: Giant Fish
    -------------------------
    
    Same boss as "Investigate an unopenable door" quest, 
    seeing a pattern here?
    
    ------------------------------
    Level 50 Boss: Purple Starfish
    ------------------------------
    
    Lightning resistance. Period.
    
    --------------------
    Level 60 Boss: Robot
    --------------------
    
    Same boss as "Recover Artwork" quest...
    
    ------------------------
    Level 70 Boss: Cat Robot
    ------------------------
    
    Almost the same boss as the Recover Artwork quest... except
    with a cat piloting the robot instead. Same strategy though.
    
    -----------------------
    Level 80 Boss: Guardian
    -----------------------
    
    Attack power pretty crappy, but he has pretty much every
    single stat boost spell in the game. This makes for a long
    and tedious fight, not a hard one.
    
    Diablo II players, just remember Izual.
    
    ---------------------
    Level 90 Boss: Takuya
    ---------------------
    
    I can't believe they actually drew the sprites for this guy.
    Well, he runs up to you and slashes you with a knife. Treat
    him like you were treat a werecat class enemy.
    
    ----------------------------
    Level 100 Boss: King Caraile
    ----------------------------
    
    Most people are probably confused at who this guy is, but
    if you were paying attention, it's King Caraile before 
    he died and got revived as a Dark Lord.
    
    Just like his earlier version, he casts random spells and
    summons various creatures to fight for him. AOE spells is
    almost a must because if you let his summons get out of
    control, they will probably mean your death.
    
    -----------------------------
    Level 101 Boss: ??? (Carbine)
    -----------------------------
    
    Oh me gosh, what is it with enemies using Rudy's moves?!
    This guy is extremely fast and does about 300 hp per
    sword attack, so most non-stat boosted character will be
    put into permentant stun-lock, ESPECIALLY if they are
    melee characters. 
    
    Never attempt to melee him with Rudy, you'll end up dead 
    shortly unless you're highly stat-boosted up.
    
    For another reason why melee characters are a liability
    in this battle, if you surround him, he'll unleash his
    version of the Power Strike. Getting hit by multiples of
    the smokey characters usually means instant-death.
    
    Otherwise, this is, as usual, a test of endurance. Either
    he dies... or you run out of potions and you die.
    
    For those for you who think mindless killing is tedious 
    and boring you can activate portals that would otherwise 
    require to be activated in the dungeon itselfby buying 
    99 matches (no more, no less) from the girl in the market 
    in Souvenia. Then talk to the zombie in the staff room 
    and he will activate the portals.
    
    However, you will miss out on the memos,  because they 
    are 5 levels apart each,  while the portals are 10 
    levels apart.
    
    Also, do not attempt this entire dungeon is 1 sitting,
    it seems to be a horrible ram-sucker. The game is almost
    guranteed to crash if you load up 10 or more levels in
    this dungeon. Return periodically to the surface using
    the portals to heal and save your game.
    
    --------
    APPENDIX
    --------
    
    +++++++++++++++
    To be completed
    +++++++++++++++
    
    A list of all items and their stats in the game.
    -----------
    CONSUMABLES
    -----------
    
    You use them once and they're gone. Usually restores health, 
    mana or increases your stats.
    
    1) Heal potion (Restores full health)
    2) Magic potion (Restores full mana)
    3) Elixer (Restores both to full)
    4) Power seed (Increases Strength by 1-3)
    5) Spirit seed (Increases Mind by 1-3)
    6) Will seed (Increases Will by 1-3)
    7) Smart seed (Increases Agility by 1-3, yes the name sucks)
    8) Pro seed (Increases Skillful by 1-3)
    9) Magic seed (Increases Magic by 1-3)
    10) Luck seed (Increases Luck by 1-3)
    11) Power fruit (Increases Strength by average of 10)
    12) Spirit fruit (Increases Mind by average of 10)
    13) Will fruit (Increases Will by average of 10)
    14) Smart fruit (Increases Agility by average of 10)
    15) Pro fruit (Increases Skillful by average of 10)
    16) Magic fruit (Increases Magic by average of 10)
    17) Luck fruit (Increases Luck by average of 10)
    18) Ogre meat (Recovers LP by 2%)
    19) Beef (Recovers LP by 6%) 
    20) Roc Bird meat (Recovers LP by 20%)
    21) Small fish (Recovers LP and MP by 1%)
    22) Fish (Recovers LP and MP by 3%)
    23) Sea Serpent's Egg (Recovers LP and MP by 10%)
    24) Rotten Vegetables (Recovers MP by 2%)
    25) Vegetables (Recovers MP by 6%)
    26) Ripe Vegetables (Recovers MP by 20%)
    27) Gold Bar (Sell for 1500 gold each)
    28) Match (See Losers Paradise in "Secrets")
    
    -------
    WEAPONS
    -------
    
    ----
    Rudy
    ----
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Dull Sword
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Life Point:            Hit:
           Max:       Critical:
           Now:         Attack:1
           Heal:               3
                          Normal
    Magic Point:         Avoid:
           Max:          Armor:
           Now:          Force:
           Heal:        Resist:
                 Damage Resist:
                  Attack Speed:
                    Move Speed:
    
    Magic Resistances: None.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Short Sword
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Life Point:            Hit:5
           Max:       Critical:
           Now:         Attack:8
           Heal:               10
                           Normal
    Magic Point:         Avoid:
           Max:          Armor:
           Now:          Force:
           Heal:        Resist:
                 Damage Resist:
                  Attack Speed:
                    Move Speed:
    
    Magic Resistances: None.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Long Sword
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Life Point:            Hit:3
           Max:       Critical:
           Now:         Attack:10
           Heal:               14
                           Normal
    Magic Point:         Avoid:
           Max:          Armor:
           Now:          Force:
           Heal:        Resist:
                 Damage Resist:
                  Attack Speed:
                    Move Speed:
    
    Magic Resistances: None.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Loon Sword
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Life Point:            Hit:10
           Max:       Critical:
           Now:         Attack:8
           Heal:               16
                           Normal
    Magic Point:         Avoid:
           Max:          Armor:
           Now:          Force:
           Heal:        Resist:
                 Damage Resist:
                  Attack Speed:
                    Move Speed:
    
    Magic Resistances: None.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Buster Sword
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Life Point:            Hit:5
           Max:       Critical:
           Now:         Attack:17
           Heal:               22
                           Normal
    Magic Point:         Avoid:
           Max:          Armor:
           Now:          Force:
           Heal:        Resist:
                 Damage Resist:
                  Attack Speed:
                    Move Speed:
    
    Magic Resistances: None.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sword of Desire
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Life Point:            Hit:10
           Max:       Critical:10
           Now:         Attack:5
           Heal:               8
                          Normal
    Magic Point:         Avoid:
           Max:          Armor:
           Now:          Force:
           Heal:        Resist:
                 Damage Resist:
                  Attack Speed:12
                    Move Speed:
    
    Magic Resistances: None.
    Comments: Turns Exp gained into Gold, see "EXP/CASH
    EQUIPMENT" section for more details on how to abuse this.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Knight Sword
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Life Point:            Hit:8
           Max:       Critical:1
           Now:         Attack:20
           Heal:               28
                           Normal
    Magic Point:         Avoid:
           Max:          Armor:
           Now:          Force:
           Heal:        Resist:
                 Damage Resist:
                  Attack Speed:
                    Move Speed:
    
    Magic Resistances: None.
    
    ~~~~~~
    Katana
    ~~~~~~
    
    Life Point:            Hit:12
           Max:       Critical:8
           Now:         Attack:19
           Heal:               24
                           Normal
    Magic Point:         Avoid:
           Max:          Armor:
           Now:          Force:
           Heal:        Resist:
                 Damage Resist:
                  Attack Speed:
                    Move Speed:
    
    Magic Resistances: None.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Elven Sword
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Life Point:            Hit:15
           Max:       Critical:1
           Now:         Attack:20
           Heal:               26
                           Normal
    Magic Point:         Avoid:
           Max:          Armor:
           Now:          Force:
           Heal:        Resist:
                 Damage Resist:
                  Attack Speed:12
                    Move Speed:
    
    Magic Resistances: None.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Fire Sword
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Life Point:            Hit:8
           Max:       Critical:1
           Now:         Attack:25
           Heal:               32
                             Fire
    Magic Point:         Avoid:
           Max:          Armor:
           Now:          Force:
           Heal:        Resist:
                 Damage Resist:
                  Attack Speed:
                    Move Speed:
    
    Magic Resistances: None.
    Comments: Allows the skill firebolt to be used, which stinks
    and should be ignored.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Elven Sword
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Life Point:            Hit:15
           Max:       Critical:1
           Now:         Attack:20
           Heal:               26
                           Normal
    Magic Point:         Avoid:
           Max:          Armor:
           Now:          Force:
           Heal:        Resist:
                 Damage Resist:
                  Attack Speed:
                    Move Speed:
    
    Magic Resistances: None.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    White Sword
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Life Point:            Hit:30
           Max:       Critical:3
           Now:         Attack:20
           Heal:               25
                           Normal
    Magic Point:         Avoid:
           Max:          Armor:
           Now:          Force:
           Heal:        Resist:
                 Damage Resist:
                  Attack Speed:6
                    Move Speed:
    
    Magic Resistances: None.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Dark Sword
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Life Point:            Hit:
           Max:       Critical:10
           Now:         Attack:35
           Heal:               50
                             Dark
    Magic Point:         Avoid:
           Max:          Armor:
           Now:          Force:
           Heal:        Resist:
                 Damage Resist:
                  Attack Speed:
                    Move Speed:
    
    Magic Resistances: None.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Speed Sword
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Life Point:            Hit:5
           Max:       Critical:2
           Now:         Attack:5
           Heal:               26
                           Normal
    Magic Point:         Avoid:
           Max:          Armor:
           Now:          Force:
           Heal:        Resist:
                 Damage Resist:
                  Attack Speed:24
                    Move Speed:
    
    Magic Resistances: None.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Icing Blade
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Life Point:            Hit:10
           Max:       Critical:2
           Now:         Attack:20
           Heal:               34
                              Ice
    Magic Point:         Avoid:10
           Max:          Armor:5
           Now:          Force:
           Heal:        Resist:
                 Damage Resist:
                  Attack Speed:
                    Move Speed:
    
    Magic Resistances: 50% Fire resistance. 25% Ice resistance.
    Comments: Allows Rudy to use Icebolt, which stinks
    and should be ignored.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sacred Sword
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Life Point:            Hit:10
           Max:       Critical:
           Now:         Attack:22
           Heal:20             40
                50        Special
    Magic Point:         Avoid:
           Max:          Armor:2
           Now:          Force:
           Heal:        Resist:10
                 Damage Resist:
                  Attack Speed:
                    Move Speed:
    
    Magic Resistances: None.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Magical Sword
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Life Point:            Hit:5
           Max:       Critical:
           Now:         Attack:25
           Heal:20             38
                50         Normal
    Magic Point:         Avoid:
           Max:          Armor:
           Now:          Force:50
           Heal:80       Resist:30
                 Damage Resist:
                  Attack Speed:
                    Move Speed:
    
    Magic Resistances: None.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Lightning Sword
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Life Point:            Hit:20
           Max:       Critical:5
           Now:         Attack:20
           Heal:               55
                            Shock
    Magic Point:         Avoid:20
           Max:          Armor:
           Now:          Force:
           Heal:80       Resist:
                 Damage Resist:
                  Attack Speed:6
                    Move Speed:
    
    Magic Resistances: None.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sword of Gaia
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Life Point:            Hit:10
           Max:       Critical:12
           Now:         Attack:50
           Heal:              120
                           Normal
    Magic Point:         Avoid:
           Max:          Armor:10
           Now:          Force:
           Heal:         Resist:
                 Damage Resist:20
                  Attack Speed:-24
                    Move Speed:-6
    
    Magic Resistances: None.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Titan Sword
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Life Point:            Hit:2
           Max:200    Critical:
           Now:         Attack:40
           Heal:100            60
                 50        Normal
    Magic Point:         Avoid:
           Max:          Armor:10
           Now:          Force:
           Heal:80       Resist:
                 Damage Resist:10
                  Attack Speed:-6
                    Move Speed:
    
    Magic Resistances: None.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    The Fastest
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Life Point:            Hit:-50
           Max:       Critical:
           Now:         Attack:1
           Heal:               10
                           Normal
    Magic Point:         Avoid:
           Max:          Armor:10
           Now:          Force:
           Heal:         Resist:
                 Damage Resist:
                  Attack Speed:54
                    Move Speed:59
    
    Magic Resistances: None.
    Comments: Possibly the best offensive weapon in the
    game. Boosts you to superhuman speeds.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Oricon Sword
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Life Point:            Hit:20
           Max:       Critical:5
           Now:         Attack:45
           Heal:               60
                          Special
    Magic Point:         Avoid:10
           Max:          Armor:
           Now:          Force:20
           Heal:80       Resist:20
                 Damage Resist:
                  Attack Speed:6
                    Move Speed:
    
    Magic Resistances: None.
    Comments: The best sword if it's your first time
    playing through the game. Earned by completing
    "Master Hunter G" quest.
    
    ~~~~~~~~
    Muramasa
    ~~~~~~~~
    
    Life Point:            Hit:10
           Max:       Critical:15
           Now:         Attack:100
           Heal:               199
                -400          Dark
    Magic Point:         Avoid:10
           Max:          Armor:
           Now:          Force:20
           Heal:         Resist:20
                 Damage Resist:
                  Attack Speed:-12
                    Move Speed:
    
    Magic Resistances: None.
    Comments: If your hp regen isn't high enough,
    will actually drain your hp until you are dead.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Lightsaber
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Life Point:            Hit:60
           Max:       Critical:10
           Now:         Attack:70
           Heal:               90
                            Shock
    Magic Point:         Avoid:40
           Max:          Armor:
           Now:          Force:
           Heal:-200     Resist:
                 Damage Resist:
                  Attack Speed:18
                    Move Speed:
    
    Magic Resistances: Lightning Immunity.
    Comments: If your mp regen isn't high enough,
    will actually drain your mp until you are out.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~
    Excalibur
    ~~~~~~~~~
    
    Life Point:            Hit:20
           Max:       Critical:5
           Now:         Attack:60
           Heal:50             110
                100        Special
    Magic Point:         Avoid:
           Max:          Armor:10
           Now:          Force:10
           Heal:50       Resist:25
                 Damage Resist:10
                  Attack Speed:
                    Move Speed:
    
    Magic Resistances: Slight resistances to all elements.
    Comments: Rudy's ultimate weapon, always nifty to have.
    
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    Q&A
    ---
    
    Q. Where can I get this game?
    
    A. Peach Princess at www.peachprincess.com.
    
    Q. Why should I get this game?
    
    A. Other than Knights of Xentar, this is pretty much the only
    english h-rpg in translation. Granted, it's not great, but hey,
    you take what you can get.
    
    Q. Help! My game keeps crashing!
    
    A. This game is horribly buggy, luckily there is a support page
    right at http://www.peachprincess.com/Merchant2/support.mv.
    
    Interestingly enough, Brave Soul is the only game PP translated
    so far that has patches released for it! Normally, annoying 
    bugs or censored CGs/scenes were corrected with patches by 
    fans of the genre, examples being Nocturnal Illusions or
    May Club.
    
    Q. I like the music, where can I get the soundtrack?
    
    A. You do? Gasp, I think it's repetitive and boring, but if you
    insist, most of them are midi files which can be found in your
    BS folder. The vocals can be found on the CD as audio tracks.
    
    Q. How often are these questions asked?
    
    A. More than "rarely", less than "always".
    
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    4. CONTACT INFO
    ===============
    
    You can e-mail me at Davzz666@gmail.com if you have any need to
    contact me. Make sure your e-mail subject is something like "[Brave
    Soul] FAQ" (including the brackets) or I'll probably delete it 
    immediately because of the massive spam I recieve. Several free
    e-mail providers are blocked, but you can always try your luck.
    
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