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    **************** Threads of Fate Power-up FAQ and Items FAQ *****************
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    Version 1.0
    Date: 2004
    Author: SIMSteven
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    also covers all of the items in the game, as well as their locations.  These
    two things go together since all of the items are basically used to power up
    Rue and Mint, either directly or indirectly.
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    **********Table of Contents**********
    1) Tonio's Armor
    2) Rare Wine
    3) Coins
    4) Stones
    5) Legendary Items
    6) Unique Items
    7) Rod
    8) Monster Hunting
    9) People who I given my permission to use this FAQ
    10) Credits
    *******************************1) Tonio's Armor******************************
    Throughout the game, you should visit Tonio's shop and buy the various armor
    he has for sale.  The bracers increase your strength, the belts increase your
    defense.  Obviously, you want the best you can buy.  Once you buy the best in
    the game, you never need to come back and buy from him again.  (At least to
    my knowledge you don't.  I have never found out if he sells armor that boosts
    your stats past 24, and with stats of around 999HP/600MP/291STR/300DEF for
    both characters, I think it's a safe bet.)
    Here are the times and armor he sells during the game.  They should be
    purchased in your first playthrough as soon as they become available.
    Available after your first trip to the Carona Forest:
    Bronze Bracer (Cost: 1,000 Gold)        - Strength + 4
    Silver Bracer (Cost: 3,000/2,500* Gold) - Strength + 8
    Bronze Belt   (Cost: 1,000 Gold)        - Defense + 4
    Silver Belt   (Cost: 3,000/2,500* Gold) - Defense + 8
    * The prices lower to 2,500 gold if you buy the Bronze item in that class.
    Save yourself 500 gold by buying the Silver items straight out.
    Available before you head into either the Ghost Temple (with Rue) or the
    Gamul Forest (with Mint):
    Gold Bracer (Cost: 3,500 Gold) - Defense + 12
    Gold Belt   (Cost: 3,500 Gold) - Defense + 12
    Available before you go to Raging Mountain:
    Platinum Bracer (Cost: 3,500 Gold) - Defense + 16
    Platinum Belt   (Cost: 3,500 Gold) - Defense + 16
    Available before you go to the Tower of Maya:
    Mythril Bracer (Cost: 5,500 Gold) - Defense + 20
    Mythril Belt   (Cost: 5,500 Gold) - Defense + 20
    Available before you go to Valen's Fortress:
    Brave Bracer (Cost: 6,500 Gold) - Defense + 24
    Black Belt   (Cost: 6,500 Gold) - Defense + 24
    **********************************2) Rare Wine*******************************
    The Rare Wine is the item that is most sought after in the game.  It also
    comes in very early in the game.  You'll need about 110 MP to get it, so keep
    on casting early in the game before you go to the Underground Ruins.  Once
    you use enough MP (and effectively raise your max MP through practice), go to
    the Underground Ruins and near the end, blast away the three big ice blocks.
    Use either Burner (Mint) or use the Goudon's flame attack (Rue).  Break all
    three blocks and grab the Rare Wine in this room.
    Next, go to Hobbs's shop and show him the wine.  He'll ask you for the wine
    and when you get the option make sure you give it to him for free.  Hobbs
    will then drop his prices from 30,000 gold apiece to a whopping 5,000 gold
    apiece!  That is quite impressive, and you should always buy his items at the
    reduced price.  NEVER buy any of his items at 30,000 gold because it is a
    total rip off!  In fact, this guide will always refer to the price of an
    upgrade as 5,000 gold.  So keep that in mind as you read.
    ************************************3) Coins*********************************
    Coins have two uses.  They allow you to continue your game if you get a game
    over.  They also can be sold at Hobbs's shop for gold, which can be used to
    purchase upgrades at that very same shop.  Mostly, the coins provide little
    income, but after a while, they can really add up.  Here are the selling
    prices of the coins:
    Bronze Coin   - 50 G
    Silver Coin   - 500 G
    Gold Coin     - 2,500 G
    Platinum Coin - 15,000 G
    First, there's the lowly Bronze Coin.  These are found by the handful and are
    easily come by.  You generally won't make much profit by selling these, but
    since you get a ton of them, you can still make about 750 or so gold per
    game.  Not too shabby, but in your first few games, keep about 10 or less so
    you can make some money and still have a few continues up your sleeve.  Sell
    them all once the game no longer presents a challenge.
    Next is the Silver Coin.  These sell for very little, but they do add up
    after a while.  They are also quite common.  Usually, you can find several of
    them hiding around town after certain events in the story.  In your first few
    playthroughs, keep about 5 and sell the rest.  Once you become godlike, sell
    them all.
    Third is the Gold Coin, which isn't as expensive as a Platinum Coin, but is
    still worth selling.  Two of these will net you an upgrade from Hobbs's shop.
    If you are in your first few playthroughs, you might want to keep one or two
    at the most, and sell the rest.  Once you no longer need coins due to your
    godlike status, go ahead and sell all of them.
    Obviously, the Platinum Coin is the best coin to sell and is also the rarest.
    You should only find three in an entire playthrough.  These babies can be
    sold for a total of three upgrades.  Obviously, they are the most expensive
    items in the game, and are also one of the best.  Don't bother to use them in
    the field, though, because your stats will only go up twice, as opposed to
    the three from selling it.
    Now, as you walk around Carona, you will find shiny spots on the ground
    throughout the game.  If you see one, make sure to inspect it, as it should
    almost always yield a coin.  These coins are basically easy money, and in
    replays, they should be sold or kept for safe keeping.  Here is a list of
    coins that I have found throughout the game.  If I missed any, send me a
    mail, and I might add it to the FAQ.  (BTW, I included some of the harder to
    find coins in this list, like the Gold Coin you get from knocking over
    Starlight Duke in Rue's story.)
    Silver Coin - In the grass fields near the cave, before Carona Forest
    Silver Coin - In the alleyway near the barrels, before Carona Forest
    Silver Coin - Beat Elena when you race her in Carona Forest
    Silver Coin - Docks, jump over rightmost crates, before Underground Ruins
    Bronze Coin - Mint only, inspect the unconscious Rue after the rolling
    boulder in the Underground Ruins
    Bronze Coin x4, Gold Coin - Inside the Underground Ruins atelier
    Bronze Coin - Near the leftmost gate near the church, before Fancy Mel's
    Bronze Coin - Revisit the Corona Forest atelier and search in front of the
    front door
    Silver Coin - Revisit the Corona Forest atelier, go straight from the plant
    towards the edge of the platform 
    Various - Stay at the hotel and search the room, not profitable, so do this
    only once per game to get the dream sequence and Dream Stone.† Eventually,
    you will no longer get coins
    Gold Coin - Rue only, knock down Duke before leaving Mel's for the first
    time, before getting the report, search the area where Duke was
    Gold Coin - Docks after beating Blood and Smokey (round 2), nighttime
    Bronze Coin - Docks after beating Blood and Smokey (round 2), nighttime
    Silver Coin - Path to the alley after Raging Mountain
    Silver Coin - Left of the church doors after Raging Mountain
    Bronze Coin - Path towards the docks, after Raging Mountain
    Bronze Coin - In front of hotel, when Prima follows you
    Silver Coin - Grass fields, lower right area, when Prima follows you
    Silver Coin - Right side of church doors, when Prima follows you
    Silver Coin - Left wharf at docks, when Prima follows you
    Silver Coin - On top of the large crates at the docks, when Prima follows you
    Gold Coin - Mint only, select "cross on your own" when you escape the Tower
    of Maya 
    Silver Coin - In front of the hotel, nighttime after the Lake Ruins
    Bronze Coin - Near fountain near the docks, nighttime after the Lake Ruins
    Silver Coin - Mint only, save Blood and Smokey in the forest full of dolls
    Also, in the game, you will find coins in treasure chests.  Here are their
    Bronze Coin x3: You get these in the tutorial in Carona Forest
    Silver Coin: Inside the Carona Forest atelier
    Bronze Coin x3, Silver Coin x3: Rue only, in the Ghost Temple, there's a room
    with green sludge, go into the last door on the left
    Silver Coin: Rue only, in the Ghost Temple, talk to Elena in the room shaped
    like a U
    Silver Coin x3: Rue only, make a return trip to the Ghost Temple, go to the
    room after the floating platforms and go straight WITHOUT hitting the switch
    Silver Coin: Raging Mountain, go north in the second room and break the
    Gold Coin x2: Tower of Maya, at the first exterior platform, outside
    Gold Coin x2: Same as previous, only further up
    Gold Coin x3: Tower of Maya, after the second moving platform room, search
    the ground in the next circular room
    Finally there are mini-games that reward you with coins.  Here are their
    Bronze or Silver Coins: Beat the high score in the Poppel Purrel mini games
    and you get a Silver Coin.  Fail, and get a bronze.
    Gold or Silver or Bronze Coin: In Valen's Fortress, if you have above 75% or
    more left on the timer at the end of each arena, you get a Gold Coin.  If
    it's between 75% and 50%, it's a Silver Coin, and if it's between 25% and
    50%, it's a Bronze Coin.  You get nothing if the timer runs out.
    ***********************************4) Stones*********************************
    There are four kinds of stones in the game that you can sell for cash.  These
    will help you on your way to maximizing your stats.  The stones are basically
    priceless gems in the game, though they should sell for more than they do.
    Here is a listing of the values of the stones:
    Dream Stone: 2,000 G.
    Here is a listing of where you can get them:
    Moon Stone x2: There are two treasure chests in the Atelier in Corona Forest.
    Open them both for a total of two Moon Stones.
    Dream Stone: Pay 500 G to stay at the hotel and search the room.  You should
    find it in the corner by the window.  Unlike the coins in the room, the Dream
    Stone should always be there.
    Night Stone: In the Underground Ruins, go Up, Up, Right, Right, Right, Right,
    and Right.  You should enter a room with a treasure chest with a Night Stone.
    Moon Stone: From the Night Stone just mentioned, go Left, Up, and Right.  You
    should be in a room with a treasure chest with a Night Stone.
    Moon Stone: Rue only, in the Ghost Temple where there are shaking doors, bust
    the wall on the room on the right
    Moon Stone: Rue only, in the Ghost Temple, talk to Elena after inspecting the
    small hole but before you go in
    Night Stone: Rue only, in the Ghost Temple, open the chest in the small hole
    Star Stone: Rue only, make a return trip to the Ghost Temple, go to the room
    after the floating platforms and go straight WITHOUT hitting the switch
    Moon Stone:  This is a Rue only item.  You need an Ootang coin.  You can get
    this in either the Ghost Temple, Raging Mountain, or in Carona Forest.  To
    get the coin in Corona Forest, you need a Mandola coin.  In the second
    screen, transform into a Mandola near the Ootang at the ruins.  Use Bloom to
    bring it near, and when it starts circling you, attack it with seeds.  Next,
    go to this spot once you get the coin and climb to the top of the ruins.
    Approach the tree as an Ootang, climb the tree.  In this new area, you'll
    jump from tree branch to tree branch.  Eventually, you'll jump on a tree
    branch that bounces you like a trampoline.  Mash the jump button until you
    get launched high in the air.  There is a treasure chest on the tree to the
    right with the stone.
    Star Stone: This one is a Rue only item, and is very hard to get.  First, you
    need to go to Raging Mountain and get a Bubba coin (try not to get other
    coins after getting this one).  Then, go to Carona Forest and go to the cliff
    area (again, don't kill anything so you don't lose the Bubba coin).  Get a
    Stinger Coin and about a fourth of the way down, there are two paths.  You'll
    need to jump right and towards the screen to land on a small ledge with a
    rock.  (A Saber Tiger coin can help here, but isn't required.)  Smash that
    rock by transforming into a Bubba.  Then, transform into a Stinger and go
    through the small hole.  Kill a ton of bats (about 20 of them) and the Star
    Stone will appear.
    Moon Stone: This is a Mint only item.  When you go to the Underground Ruins
    filled with dolls, from the starting point go up, right, right, right, right
    and right.  You should find a treasure chest with the stone.
    Star Stone: This is a Mint only item.  When you go to the Underground Ruins
    filled with dolls, go in the same path to the Moon Stone as mentioned
    previously.  Next, leave the room with the Moon Stone and go up and right.
    You should get the Star Stone.
    Star Stone x2: Tower of Maya, open the chest in the first platform room
    ******************************5) Legendary Items*****************************
    The legendary item set consists of a sword, shield, and helmet.  You find
    these at various points in the game.  Keep these and DO NOT SELL THEM.  Here
    are the locations:
    Underground Ruins: shortly after the rolling boulder, jump from platform to
    platform over the lake.  There is a treasure chest on the other side of the
    lake with the Legendary Sword.
    Raging Mountain: After the fight with Belle and Duke, go up the ramp to the
    second level.  Jump to the right and you will find a chest with the Legendary
    Tower of Maya: In the room of floating platforms, jump to the other side of
    the room and the Legendary Helmet is sitting right there.
    Once you have all three of these in your inventory, take them to Jergen in
    the tavern.  He mentions that the three legendary items are really cookware
    and the he asks if he can have them.  Give them to him and he'll be able to
    cook you some stat boosting meals.  In order to eat the meals, you need to
    bring him the monster coins of enemies you killed.  Here are the items you
    need to bring him, the boost in stats you get, and the stat boosting dishes
    he will prepare:
    Minced Fire Blob   - 50 Fire Blobs  (Max HP + 10)
    Mushroom Soup      - 60 Fungies     (Max MP + 10)
    Pollywog Souffle   - 50 Pollywogs   (Max Strength + 2)
    Goudon Liver Soup  - 30 Goudons     (Max Defense + 2)
    Obviously, the Pollywog Souffle and the Goudon Liver Soup are the best of the
    four.  The Minced Fire Blob and Mushroom Soup meals are the same stat
    boosters as in Hobbs's shop.  The other two, however, are double the norm and
    are what you should focus on getting.
    After eating ten meals, whether they are the same or they are different, the
    legendary items will break and Jergen will give you a Platinum Coin.  This
    can be sold for another three stat boosters at Hobbs's shop.  The total
    number of stat boosters equates to 13 to 23 stat boosts, depending on how
    many of each you get.  (If you go to purely the HP and MP route, it equates
    13 HP/MP Ups, whereas if you get the Strength and Defense boosters, it
    equates to 23 Strength/Defense Ups.)
    *******************************6) Unique Items*******************************
    Throughout the game, you will also gain some unique items that contribute to
    stat boosting.  The following lists their locations and what you should do
    with them:
    The Last Hero: This book is found at different points of the game depending
    on which character you have.  First off, you need to stay at the hotel for
    500 G.  This should give you a dream about a monkey jumping down a tree
    stump.  After that, you need to acquire a water spell.  For Mint, you can go
    straight to Carona Forest and jump down the tree stump at the very beginning.
    As for Rue, go through the game and beat the Ghost Temple.  Grab a Specter
    coin and then jump down that same tree stump.  Next, one you have a water
    spell and have jumped down that tree stump, go through until you see a tiny
    Mandola.  Spray it with the water spell a couple times and it should grow to
    a large size.  Jump to the left and grab the book.  After you have the book,
    take it to Rod and give it to him.  He'll give you four Strength Up items,
    which boosts your strength by four.
    Rare Wine: Follow the section fully dedicated to this item near the top of
    the FAQ.  This gives you a discount on all of the items in Hobbs's shop.
    Mysterious Statue: This is a Rue only item.  After completing the Ghost
    Temple, go to the room just before where you fought Duke.  DON'T hit the
    switch.  Instead, go into the room straight ahead.  In the back there is a
    treasure chest with the statue.  Give this to Klaus for an MP boost of ten.
    Also, you can sell this to Marcum for 4,000 G or 6,000 G if you turn down his
    initial offer.
    Brooch: This is a Mint only item.  Inside the Gamul Forest, there is a
    platform with two switches right next to each other.  Hit ONLY the switch on
    the left.  Both of the switches should face each other.  Next, continue on as
    usual and you should automatically receive the Brooch as you make your way
    through.  You can give this to Annette for a discount on drinks, or you can
    sell this to Marcum for 4,000 G or 6,000 G if you turn him down on his first
    offer.  Personally, I'd take the gold and run.
    *************************************7) Rod**********************************
    Ah, Rod the Blade Star.  Rod is a guy who you can duel for cash and a good
    heart-to-heart battle.  Rod is definitely the only challenge you will have
    when you become a god-like character.  To challenge Rod to a battle, go to
    the grass field between the inn and Klaus's house.  When you meet Rod, he'll
    ask if you want to fight him for a measly 100 gold.  If you win, you get
    1,000 gold.  It's a good payoff, no?
    Once you beat Rod enough, he'll stop fighting until a certain point in the
    game.  He'll also give you a coin because you've proven to be better than
    him.  All in all, you'll be able to fight him five times with his first three
    weapons and an unlimited number of times with his last weapon.  Rod, with his
    Dark Hurricane, provides to be the most challenging aspect in the game.
    However, the more godlike you become, the more you can fight him and you can
    get a ton of money.  In fact, this is the second best way to get money in the
    game.  Here are his weapons and the coin you get for beating him 5 times:
    Silver Breeze: Gold Coin
    Golden Gale: Gold Coin
    Black Tornado: Platinum Coin
    Dark Hurricane: Platinum Coin, Gold Coin*, Silver Coin*, Bronze Coin*
    *Rod gives you a coin for every five battles you win against him.  To get all
    of the coins, you must beat him a total of twenty times.
    Now here's the challenge.  How many times can you beat Rod with his Dark
    Hurricane?  After every battle, his Strength and Defense increase by four,
    and his HP increase by 40 until he maxes his stats.  I don't know what
    happens when his stats get up to 999HP/999STR/999DEF because it is one of the
    hardest things to accomplish in the game.  However, this is the primary
    reason for why you should boost your stats to their maximum.
    One final note: this is the result of my power trip that I've been doing
    lately.  I highly doubt many people have found out this little secret that I
    have stumbled upon.  As a result of my extremely high stats, I have found out
    that as Rod's stats get higher and higher, you get new songs to fight him
    with.  When Rod's stats are 999HP/244STR/220DEF, you get to fight Rod to the
    tune of the first Valen fight.  However, to get this high, you need to have
    very similar stats.  A similar new soundtrack appears when you fight Rod and
    his stats are at 999/444/420.  You get the Valen second battle song.  I have
    not gotten any farther than this so I would have to level up a bit more.  I
    expect there to be new songs at 999/644/620 and 999/844/820.  Those songs are
    a mystery to me because you have to literally be a god to get that far.
    ******************************8) Monster Hunting*****************************
    This, as I have most recently found out, is by far the best way to increase
    your stats.  However, it highly depends on where you are in the game and
    where you decide to fight.  The concept is simple.  Go through the game and
    kill as many monsters as you can.  However, to make this very profitable, you
    need to know where to fight for the best results.
    As you go through the game, you'll get mediocre money from the monsters you
    kill.  Especially in the beginning, you won't get much money from monster
    coins.  Indeed, you may be wondering why monster hunting is better than
    killing Rod.  However, there is one place in the game that can allow you rake
    in TONS and TONS of money without much effort.  And that area is Valen's
    As I was reading some FAQs here at GameFAQs, I was looking at the amount of
    money you get per kill from every monster.  Aside from the bosses, the best
    place to get money is definitely Valen's Fortress.  After some testing and a
    couple hours of fighting in there, I came to a conclusion that this place is
    also the best place to get money in the entire game.  So here's the scenario
    that I tested:
    I normally get about 40,000-50,000 gold when I start a new game, and that is
    basically from Valen's Fortress and the beginning of the game enemies.
    However, in one of my playthroughs, I fought Valen's Fortress for quite a
    while.  Namely, I got around 310 Behemoth coins, around 310 Shaolon coins,
    around 175 Djinn coins, and 625 Cerberus coins.  My total gold in the game
    went from that 40,000-50,000 gold to a whopping 280,000 gold.  So instead of
    getting around 10 upgrades from Hobbs's shop, I got around 58.  It's quite
    the difference, if I might say so myself.
    The places that I fought were in Arena I and the area with the torches.
    Shortly into Arena I you'll find two Behemoths and two Shaolons on the
    platforms.  It's a diagonal shaped room going from the lower left to the
    upper right.  This is where I went on a killing spree.  When I killed all of
    them, I took the teleporter in the center and went back into the previous
    room.  I did this for an hour and got those 310 coins each.  Then, I went
    through and saved my game after Arena IV.  In the next area, I went on
    another killing spree and killed 625 Cerberuses and 175 Djinns.  After that,
    I went straight through and beat the game.  The result was quite surprising
    when I started up a new game.  Basically, I got enough money for almost an
    entire game of upgrades.
    So yes, in about an hour and forty-five minutes, I got 48 extra upgrades from
    the norm.  This is truly the best way to get money.  However, you have to
    wait until the very end of the game to get those coins, and you can't save
    while you're out killing.
    Now, let's go to the extreme.  I got 999 Behemoth coins, 999 Shaolon coins,
    999 Cerberus coins, and 999 Djinn coins.  It took me about 4-5 hours of
    straight killing.  After coming back from the Underground Ruins on the next
    playthrough, I sold everything I could sell.  I got around 760,000 gold.  If
    you do the math, that's a whopping 152 upgrades.  None too shabby for about 5
    and a half total hours of killing monsters.
    Rod is the safer way to get money.  Valen's Fortress is the fastest way to
    get money.  In order to kill properly in Valen's Fortress, you should have
    extremely high stats.  Take a note, however, that Behemoths do percentage
    based damage, so they can do over 100 damage even you have 250+ defense.
    Therefore, when you kill them, use ranged attacks that don't cost much.  As
    Rue, I transformed into a Gargoyle and used the sonic attack.  As Mint, I
    used the Vulcan magic.  Take another note here that by using these skills,
    you can boost your maximum MP as well.  This is another good thing about
    fighting in Valen's Fortress.
    *************9) People who I given my permission to use this FAQ*************
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    1) To me, of course.  ^_^
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