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                      Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom
                           System: XBox 360 / PC
                              Author: Mianatw
                               Ver. 1.0 - 2/3/2008
    1 - Updates
    2 - Controls
    3 - The Cast
    4 - The Bosses
    5 - Character Quests
    6 - Skills
    7 - Legal Stuff
    1. Updates
    V. 1.0 - 2/3/2008 - Completed the FAQ.
    2. Controls
    Left Analog - Move Character
    Right Analog - Shift Camera
    Directional Pad Up - Target First Ally (online only)
    Directional Pad Right - Target Second Ally (online only)
    Directional Pad Down - Target Third Ally (online only)
    Blue X Button - Attack, Hold: Charge Attack, Hold - Use Enhancement
    Yellow Y Button - Pick Up Items, Hold - Use Detection
    Red B Button - Use Ability
    Green A Button - Attack, Hold: Charge Attack, Hold - Use Enhancement
    Click Left Analog - Zoom in / out of mini-map
    Click Right Analog - Move camera behind character
    Left Bumper - Use Equipped Item
    Left Trigger - Use Ability
    Right Bumper - Use Equipped Item
    Right Trigger - Switch to Aiming View
    Back Button - Options Menu
    Start - Character Sheet
    3. The Cast
    Kendal - The Church of Ecclesia knew Kendal as the ideal military commander: a
    zealousknight with unshakable belief in the tenets of his faith and his duty to
    the church. But behind his inscrutable faceguard, Kendal hid his worries and
    self-doubt. To escape the confusion in his mind, he threw himself into the
    certainty of battle. His bravery saved the Age of Light from the encroaching
    Darkness and brought about the end of the Encablossa War. But when the dust
    settled, Kendal was nowhere to be found. What happened to Kendal after he dove
    into Encablossa? Did the holy knight choose the path of righteousness? Or is
    the cosmos more complicated than it seems.
    Description: Strong but slow, relies on heavy armor and raw power over speed
    and manuverability.
    Regnier - In the history of Bersia, no man has been more influential or more
    infamous than the man now known as Regnier. Once the noble Rick Miner, he was
    slaughtered during the First War of Heroes by the lich, Khiliani. Ressurected
    by the Ancient Heart, he surfaced as Rick Blood, commander of the Dark Legion,
    in the Second War of Heroes. Finally, weilding a flaming blade with devastating
    strength and ruthlessness he reemerged as Regnier, the immortal warlord of
    Hextor. Forging an unlikely truce with the Human Alliance, Regnier united with
    Kendal to pierce the body of Encablossa and prevent the Age of Light's
    destruction. Where is Regnier now, and what form has he taken? What secrets lie
    hidden in his past?
    Description: Power with moderate speed relies on a mix of speed and power to
    dominate his foes.
    Celine - Quick, agile, and deadly, this seemingly fragile elf has led her
    people to victory through countless battles. During the Second War of Heroes,
    Celine's elven nation allied with King Curian and the humans to protect the
    Ancient Heart from falling into the grasp of the Dark Legion. Fighting side by
    side, Celine and Curian fell deeply in love. All seemed destined for happiness
    until the end of the war, when the two disappeared without a trace. What
    happened to Celine? And what fate has befallen her lover?
    Description: Quick and talented with a bow, she does best with a bow and magic
    spells while not faring the best in melee.
    Curian - The monks of Hironeiden raised Curian to be a messenger of peace. The
    eager young orphan cherished his message... and brought it with him to the
    battlefield. As the Second War of Heroes raged about him, Curian proved himself
    a brilliant leader and eventually took the throne as King of Azilla. With
    Celine, his elven lover, at his side, King Curian and the Alliance of Light
    soundly defeated the Dark Legion and returned peace to the continent of Bersia.
    The thankful masses sang his praises, but the king was nowhere to be found. Did
    Curian abandon the people of Azilla? Will the king reclaim his throne?
    Description: Rather like Kendal he uses raw power and heavy armor to decimate
    his foes.
    Duane - Arrogant and vain, Sir Duane is the epitome of narcissism. He may be
    balding, battle-scarred, and potbellied, but in his mind, Duane has always been
    an awe-inspiring warrior... and an irrestistable ladies' man. Born into a
    wealthy noble family, Duane used his connections to obtain a respectable (and
    profitable) position as Kendal's officer during the Encablossa War. Yet the
    position was more than he bargained for - he, too, disappeared with his
    commander at the end of the war. What role is left for Duane to play in the
    drama of Bersia? Is it his turn to shine as a true hero? Or is he too self-
    absorbed to care?
    Description: Duane uses a mix of close range combat and a variety of guns to
    perform excellent crowd control.
    Leinhart - Half-vampire prince of Vellond, Leinhart is as greedy, amibitious,
    and ruthless as his father, King Valdemaar... but he lacks His Majesty's wit
    and wisdom. Leinhart's life has been a series of disappointments. His father
    stole his lover, Morene, and stripped him of his rank. So, in disgrace,
    Leinhart joined Regnier's army. Although he became Regnier's right-hand officer
    Leinhart's thirst for power did not abate. With the nation of Vellond now
    fractured by the Encablossa War, can Leinhart restore his kingdom? How far
    would this foolish prince go to satisfy his ambition?
    Description: The prince relies upon quick surgical melee combos mixed with some
    good crowd control to handle his foes.
    4. The Bosses
    Forest of Embracing
    While this boss seems kind of hard at first, if you have a ranged weapon then
    it isn't actually all that bad. This is a general rule for all boss battles
    though, as melee with them almost never works out very well. A good ranged
    weapon will serve you infinitely better than any powerful melee weapon almost
    ever will.
    The boss is comprised of four heads, a circular body and a number of legs. The
    dangerous points of his body are the legs, which can stomp on you, and the
    various mouths which will spit acid out on you. The legs are very little threat
    to you since they don't do much damage on the rare occassion that they hit you.
    You have to watch out for the mouths since the acid that they spew will do alot
    of damage if the whole stream catches you and then it stays on the floor, doing
    yet more damage to you.
    To make your life simple just stay back and start throwing ranged weapons at
    each face. When the face gets down to 50% health the four petals that look like
    a mask will shatter. This is your signal to move to the next one and attack it.
    Keep doing this until all four are destroyed.
    Once that is done the boss will leap into the air and start climbing on the
    ceiling area. Enter look mode to lock onto him and start flinging your ranged
    weapons into his gut. Try to keep him from getting above you since the red goop
    that drops down damages you and when he plummets from the ceiling he does some
    radial damage. When he does land simply start circling him again and start to
    attack the exposed faces. You can destroy them now.
    When you do destroy a face he will usually drop a powerful ranged weapon suited
    for your class, so start using that. If he drops a fire enchanted one, all the
    better, so start using that. Keep on attacking his heads until they are all
    destroyed. This will cause him to start leaping into the air over and over. Now
    all you need to do is keep hammering on his belly area and he will give up the
    ghost soon enough.
    End of Desolation
    This boss is fought only by playing as Kendal in solo play. If you are playing
    online co-op then if someone in your party is playing as Kendal then you can
    all fight him. Coming with a party makes this almost unfairly easy but then
    again it's not your job to go easy on these boss monsters.
    Curian is a melee based enemy thus you can easily defeat him if you have a good
    ranged attack weapon. All you really need to do is hang back and pluck away at
    his health, throwing in any ranged attack magic spells that you might have.
    If you are fighting him as Kendal then you may need to resort to a different
    tactic. I would heavily suggest that you invest in some decent armor and learn
    the Heal spell. Stock up on small and medium health potions and wait some time
    to go after him (level up a bit). When you actually engage him, try to move
    away from him when you see him powering up for his radial attacks and then move
    in and combo him a few times. If you have to retreat then heal up with the
    spell or use healing potions.
    It isn't a complicated fight although it can be a bit hard in a straight up
    slugfest with him. Just be patient and careful.
    Hall of Arrogance
    When coming into this fight I suggest equipping anything that allows you to
    resist lightning attacks easier. Also bring in a bunch of white and red potions
    so that you never have to worry about your health and SP. Make sure that you
    have a good ranged attack weapon on hand so that you can cut down his life, any
    melee attacks will end up badly for you here. Try to also have the Magic Shot
    spell with you, it makes the final fight easier.
    Loki only has three main attacks. He can spin around and ram into you, he will
    lay down on his back and try to ram into you and he will send lightning arcing
    around the walls. As you hurt him his armor will fly off, the goal is to take
    off all of his armor and get to the gooey bits beneath it.
    When he spins at you simply back up and start flinging ranged weapons at him as
    you back up. Every time you hit him he will stop moving for a moment. This lets 
    you move to the side to evade his attacks and slowly but steadily put distance 
    between you two. If you see him laying back to charge at you he doesn't home in
    on you as well as when he is spinning at you so just move to the side and keep
    on hitting him with your ranged weapons.
    The lightning blast dances around the walls when he fires it and then flys at
    you, doing a lot of damage. There isn't much you can do to evade it so keep on
    moving and just hope for the best. Simply keep on trying to hit the armored up
    parts of his body and tear off that protection.
    When you take away half of his health all of his armor will be gone. He is now
    immune to ranged attacks so you have two chioces, magic spells or melee him. He
    will begin emanating off electricity in all directions. If you try to get close
    to him you will be hit like it and hurt rather badly, being staggered by it. If
    you have Magic Shot then you can move in, hit him with the spell and then back
    off and heal up from the electricity that he radiates. Keep on doing that and
    he will go down sooner than later.
    When he dies, complete the roll for the item quickly and move over to his dead
    body and wait. You will see a worm looking thing moving, kill it as quickly as
    you can. If it gets away from you then fire off a magic shot and try to kill it
    before it gets away. This nets you an achievement.
    Valley of Solitude
    You would think that an ice based boss would be harder to defeat but apparently
    that is not the case. She only has four attacks and none are all that hard to
    totally evade, I beat her the first time as Celine without taking any damage
    and then repeated it with Curian.
    The Ice Maiden only has four primary attacks. The first is a two hit melee type
    attack that has very limited range. The second is a ground based attack where
    the ice crawls along the ground at a slow pace at you. She can do this in a
    pair if she so chooses. Third is a move where she makes several clones and they
    all try to kill you. Lastly she makes a bunch of Frozen Ice Maidens appear 
    around the area, turns immaterial and trys to attack you.
    Try to keep your distance and hit her with a ranged weapon, a fire enchanted
    one if you have it. Aim for her head/chest area for the best results. Keep on
    your toes and keep moving away from her while you attack. This will protect
    you from her melee attacks. If you see her trying for her ranged attack all you
    need to do is strafe to the side and you will avoid it.
    When she summons the clones ignore them totally and simply keep running around
    the battlefield until they go away in puffs of smoke. If you see her summon up
    all the ice maidens keep moving, stay away from the edges and watch out for her
    ghostly form. You can destroy the maidens for the loot but avoiding her is more
    important, if she touches you she does a bit of damage and the screen goes
    totally insane, showing you trees for some reason.
    As I said before, just keep moving and hitting her with ranged weapons whenever
    possible. You can use Magic Shot to chunk her health and you can melee her if
    you so choose but it doesn't really matter.
    Cave of Rage
    Many people seem to think that this is the hardest boss in the entire game but
    I don't see it that way. None of these bosses are particularly all that hard.
    The Balrog is definitely cheesy but if you have the Magic Shot and Heal spells
    then he isn't all that hard.
    You don't have much room to stand in this fight. The lava will recede away a
    bit at times giving you more room to stand on but this doesn't last all that
    long so you have to move back to your little island to start with. When you see
    him starting to attack you, if you don't believe that you have enough space on
    your little platform then move onto the other space. Sometimes when you walk on
    the lava you will take less damage than if you had simply let your character
    get whiffed by the boss. Keep it in mind.
    The boss has two primary moves that he uses. The first is a simple charge type
    move where he tries to ram into you. Dodge to the sides to avoid this one and
    you should have little problems dodging it. He will often flail about if you
    stand close to him after this charge so don't be there. The second attack is a
    weird one. He fires his hands at you, from the forearm down, and they will slam
    into the floor nearby you. Then, using the chains that attach his forearms to
    his upper arms, he will throw himself at you. This attack does a fair bit of
    damage but if you want to avoid it simply don't stand between the two chains.
    Another thing to watch out for is the fact that he will occasionally run right
    up one of the walls. While he is up there he is immune to attack so this is a
    great time to heal up with the Heal skill. After a bit he will dive from the
    ceiling right at you before thrashing around and trying to hurt you. Get as far
    away from where you were standing while he was on the ceiling so he doesn't hit
    you. He will then march back into the lava pool to start this all over again.
    To defeat him you will have to keep hitting him in the face and forearms with
    any ranged attacks at your disposal. If you have Magic Shot use it whenever he
    gets close to you but keep on hitting him with the ranged weapons as best you
    can and you will slowly whittle his life down to nothing. When he tries to dive
    from the ceiling at you sidestep out of the way and wait for him to start to
    march into the lava. While he does this hit him with a Magic Shot and then hit
    him in the arms/back of the head with ranged weapons.
    When you take away half of his life he will move to stand behind the lava
    pillar in the middle of the room. When he is standing there he will start to
    fire his arms at you. They do a lot of damage when they hit you but if you're
    sidestepping then they will almost always miss. As soon as they miss fire off a
    Magic Shot and then try to attack them. What you want to do is to shatter both
    of his arms by attacking them. Do NOT attack his body while this is going on or
    you run the risk of the fight advancing to the next stage without you having
    destroyed both of his arms. If this happens you're basically dead, so don't let
    it happen. Destroy his arms to push the fight into its next stage.
    When both of his arms are destroyed he will start freaking out and thrasing all
    over the place. He is going to start charging at you and spinning at you as he
    tries to whale on your face. To stop him here you are going to want to keep on
    hitting him with your ranged weapon in the head area. Whenever you hit him you
    will stagger him briefly. Keep on doing this, mixing it up with Magic Shots as
    he gets closer and you should find him dead sooner rather than later.
    If by some chance he does get close enough to you to hit you with his arms you
    are going to be sent flying all over the place. Simply try to get your bearings
    and start hitting him in the head as you try to heal up. If you find yourself
    all the way stuck in the lava then don't even bother trying to run past him and
    get back on the land. Simply keep on hitting him in the head with your ranged
    weapon and wear him down. Once he's staggered you can try to strafe onto safe
    land and keep hitting him. So long as you stay healed you should be fine.
    Road of Chaos
    When I first fought Keither I was using Celine and thought he was one of the
    hardest bosses ever. Then I did it with Curian... the differences were totally
    astounding. Ranged characters will actually have a much harder time with him
    than a melee character which is a total change of pace. He's the only boss
    where this stands true as well.
    Keither has five attacks and three of them only matter if you stay close to him
    long enough. First he has a three hit combo that does a lot of damage if you
    are close to him. You will need to get away from him as soon as possible if you
    hope to avoid damage. There's a thrust move where he stabs you with his polearm
    and spews out some crows at you. It doesn't do much damage but it's nearly
    impossible to dodge if he starts the move. He can also surround himself with a
    barrier of earthen horns that make him invulnerable for a moment and can knock
    you for a loop.
    If you try keeping your distance he will sometimes rip up earthen spikes from
    the ground and throw them at you, although this is rare and I only saw it when
    he was lower on health. Normally he will simply send a group of Crows flying at
    you, damaging you and afflicting you with the darkness status. You can easily
    sidestep the crows but the spikes are a bit harder.
    Keither is a powerhouse of damage but he is super slow. This means that, so
    long as you are careful you could theoretically whittle his health down without
    taking any damage. The real trick to fighting Keither comes when you finally 
    manage to whittle his health down to 50% he has a trick up his sleeve.
    When you finally do this he will summon up two clocks behind himself which will
    attach chains to him. He is immune to damage during this animation and when it
    ends he will be covered in a red aura that attaches to the clock tower in the
    middle of the arena. While he is covered in the aura he is immune to damage and
    he will be healing slowly. 
    To counteract this you will need to attack the clock tower and do enough damage 
    to it to make the aura go away. You cannot see what health it has left and it 
    seems to be based on how many times you hit it rather than how much damage you 
    deal. So what you will want to try to do is keep the clock tower between the
    two of you and keep on hitting the clock tower until the aura dissipates.
    The best way to approach this fight is risky but it should be doable so long as
    you have a few things. You will need all the red potions you can carry of all
    the various sizes, max white potions, the Heal and Magic Shot skills and a good
    melee (power 80 or higher) and ranged weapon (power 40 or up).
    What you want to do is equip your ranged weapon and hang back, hitting him with
    it as much as you can while trying to dodge his crow attack. Mix in some magic
    shot attacks when possible and keep up that distance until you whittle down his
    health to the point where he summons up the clock tower aura. This is the best
    time to heal up with the Heal skill.
    Switch your attention to the clock tower and keep hitting it until the aura on
    it breaks. Once that aura breaks quickly move on over to Keither and get into
    melee with him. Start hitting him with your strongest weapon while you try to
    stay behind him as much as possible. If you see him start doing the three hit
    combo move away, wait for the combo to end and then charge into melee. If he is
    doing the thrust move just keep on hitting him and don't worry about the hit
    you will recieve.
    Generally you can simply slug it out if you have enough health. By staying in
    close range with him Keither will quite often do his best to kill you and just
    totally ignore healing himself with the clock tower. If you try to stay at a
    distance he will continually keep on healing himself up to 50% health with the
    clock tower aura. Locking him into melee with you is the best way to avoid him
    using his obnoxious little regeneration ability over and over.
    End of Chaos
    Encablossa is actually one of the easier bosses in the game so long as you have
    plenty of health potions. He has a variety of attacks and most are near but
    impossible to actually dodge. As such you will be getting hit near constantly
    so don't panic over that fact. Most of the hits don't do too much damage by
    themselves, they simply add up over time.
    The boss has two forms, that of a white shadow and that of a black shadow. The
    white shadow can only be hurt by magical attacks while the black one can only
    be hurt by weapon attacks (melee or ranged). Regardless of his color he uses
    the same attacks over and over again.
    As he flys around he will send the organic looking debris that makes up the
    area flying at you, hitting you fairly accurately and doing very little damage.
    He can also fire off fireballs, lightning bolts and ice shards at you that do
    some damage and afflict you with the appropriate status effect. When damaged a
    bit he will also fly into you head first like a spinning torpedo, step to the
    side to avoid this one.
    To defeat this form all you need to do is continue pounding on him with your
    best attacks. To hit his white form fire off Needle or Poison Needle spells at 
    him. Needle is more reliable than Magic Shot because Magic Shot will try to hit
    the debris that is flying around instead of Encablossa. When his black form is
    out simply start hitting it with a good ranged weapon, he will go down in just
    about no time.
    Once you have removed half of his health he will call the debris from the area
    to surround him in a ball. This is still easy enough to defeat though. Simply
    side step around as much as you can to avoid him ramming into you at the slow
    speed he moves and hammer on him with your ranged weapon and spells. He will go
    down eventually and you will have completed the game.
    5. Character Quests
    Unlike most of the other quests this one should start very quickly after you
    start talking to the people in your dreams. Once it starts you will be told
    that you need to find the Spirit Crystal. Your clue is that it is in the place
    where Curian and Celene split up from five years ago. Like that means anything
    to anybody...
    Go back to the beginning of the Forest of Embracing and scour the maps for it.
    The crystal is located randomly on one of the maps here so it is going to take
    you some searching to find it. Once you have it go to sleep and Moonlight will
    tell you that he needs the mind of those who once lived. You can find plenty of
    undead soldiers and knights in that section of the forest. Once you have done
    this head back to sleep and you will be told to get an elixir from the Idol of
    Death. So wake up and do so.
    The Idol wants you to get the Splinter of Death. Head on over to the City of
    Desolation and start killing off the Blacksand Soldiers and Warriors. You will
    have to do this for some time but eventually the quest will complete itself.
    You will get a notification that the quest has been completed eventually. Go on
    back to the Idol of Death and get the elixir from him. Sleep again to end the 
    quest for the time being.
    When you go to sleep you get congratulated and not much else.
    The quest picks up again when you reach the Valley of Solitude and sleep at the
    first Idol. Talk to Moonlight and he will explain that Curian is dead but his
    spirit is holding on in the form of his Will. Go speak to the Idols before his
    Will passes on. Head on back to the Idols and talk to all three of them, each
    wants you to bring something back to them to offer you their aid.
    Starting with the Idol of Death, he wants Cursed Honors. To obtain these you
    need to kill the Ghost Knight type enemies. You can find them spread across the
    world. Warp back to the Forest of Embracing and kill the Ghost Knights there.
    Then move on to the City of Desolation and take out the Flame and Lightning
    Knights. Move on to the Hall of Arrogance and take out some Dark Knights. Last,
    but most certainly least, is the Ice Knight in the Valley of Solitude. Once you
    have gotten all that head on back to the Idol of Death to get the Mind Trace.
    Moving on to the Pure Gold you need to kill the Golden Louse enemy. These small
    enemies are only found in the Hall of Arrogance, Twilight Corridor map. However
    the Louse only appear five at a time but, as a nod to your sanity, they respawn
    in whenever you leave that map square. So kill the five enemies, leave the map,
    come back, kill them again and keep on doing this until the quest completes.
    Return to the Idol of Greed and he will take the Mind Trace and start trying to
    trace Curian's Will. This will take some time and go for the next quest.
    You need to get the Cold Love now. It can be obtained from the Valley of
    Solitude by killing the Yuki Onna and Yuki Otoko enemies. Once you have killed
    enough of them you will be told that the quest has completed so head on back to
    the Idol of Love. She will tell you where Curian's Spirit Crystal is located.
    Go to the Cave of Rage and search around the first area to find the golden orb
    that contains the Spirit Crystal.
    Sleep at the next three statues to advance the plot. At the fourth one you go
    to sleep at you will be told that the side quest is over. Celine doesn't fight
    Keither so it's just a matter of taking out Encablossa.
    You will need to sleep three times to get the quest started. Talk to Walter and
    wait until he mentions his pendant. Now talk to Moonlight to get the quest to
    retrieve said pendant. Head for the City of Desolation and start killing off
    all the enemies you see. One of them will eventually give you the pendant. Now
    head for the nearest idol and go to sleep. Chat with Moonlight and he will
    point you towards the Idol of Love.
    The Idol of Love points you towards the Halls of Arrogance and says to go and
    find the five pieces of Spiritual Purity. Go the Halls of Arrogance and venture
    through them, searching every nook and cranny to find them. They can be seen
    from a distance with ease since they all look like glowing golden orbs. Once
    you have all five of them go find another Idol and chat with the Idol of Love.
    Sleep again and talk to Moonlight.
    Moonlight gives you a key and says that you have to destroy Curians mutated
    form. Go to the City of Desolation and head for the fourth area and scour the
    map until you find the doors that lead to the End of Desolation. Open them up
    and go inside, taking out Mutant Curian. Go to sleep and have a chat.
    Go to the Hall of Arrogance and complete the level but do NOT head for the End
    of Arrogance. Head for the entrance to the Sunrise Atrium instead of going up
    the stairs. When prompted to enter the Sunrise Atrium refuse to do so and then
    keep walking forward. Hidden behind a table you will find some stairs, go down
    them to find the Glass of Serenity.
    Head back upstairs and go to the Idol and sleep. Have a chat until the Water
    Embracing Time is mentioned. Go to the Forest of Embracing and head to the
    second map. Keep going until you see a waterfall on your right while you cross
    a land bridge. Grab up the orb and head for an Idol to sleep.
    You will now likely have two quests to do simultaneously: destroy the glass and
    water in the Caves of Rage and gather up the three tomes from the Halls of
    Arrogance. I picked the Halls of Arrogance one.
    There is no simple way to do this quest. Essentially you have to scour every
    area of the Halls until you have completed it, return and scour it again until
    you find all three tomes. I suggest having a Greed enchanted weapon and that
    you pick up a few skills to learn while doing this.
    Then head to the Caves of Rage and make your way to the End of Rage. You should
    see a glowing orb right in front of the door to the boss, go over to it to get
    rid of the glass. Now head for the nearest Idol and go to sleep. Chat with
    Encablossa to get the key to the Gap. Make your way to the Road of Chaos fourth 
    map, called the Gateway, and enter the Gap. Kill Keither and then go to the
    Idol and sleep. From there you only need to kill Encablossa to complete the
    story quest.
    You will have to sleep about three times to get your quest even started up.
    With that done wake up and talk to the Idol of Death. He will send you to the
    Idol of Greed. He in turn tells you that he wants the Seed of Lust, something
    you can only get from the Idol of Love. I wonder if they're being this spiteful
    to you because Leinhart is an absolute arse to them.
    To get the Seed of Lust you need to get a regular seed and transform it into
    the Seed of Lust. Getting the seed requires that you kill off 10 Plant Kings.
    You can find two of them on your first pass through the level so simply find
    your way back here once you have beaten the Forest Guardian. A bunch of Plant
    Kings spawn into each of the Forest of Embracing areas so you can easily get
    all 10 of them.
    Once you have the seed bring it to the Idol of Love. You will need to get the
    Endless Desire to nurture the seed in it. This will turn it into the Seed of
    Lust. To get this you will need to kill the Ice Maiden in the Valley of
    Solitude. Once you do so and get the Endless Desire from her find the first
    Idol in your path.
    Wap from that Idol to the Forest of Embracing and turn around towards the white
    ruins. There is a golden orb floating there, go over and touch it. You will
    plant the seed there and be confused when nothing happens. Head for the next
    Idol and wait for it to become the Idol of Love. Talk to her and you will find
    out that the Water Embracing Time is needed.
    To find this you will need to head to the second section of the Forest of
    Embracing and look for it. You can find it on a land bridge when you can see a
    waterfall to your right. Go to the golden orb and pick it up. Now head back to
    the white ruin where you planted the seed before. Using the Water Embracing
    Time on the seed will net you the Seed of Lust.
    Head on over to the Idol of Greed and he will arrange a meeting between you and
    Encablossa in the dream world. Sleep at the Idol and chat with Encablossa. He
    wants to test you now so head on over to the Spiral of Desolation to find the
    Paused Hourglass. This is found in the third map of the City of Desolation. All
    you need to do is follow the path in a straight line until you see the glowing
    orb in the middle of a huge spiral filled with dozens of vermin. Grab up the
    Paused Hourglass and head for the next Idol.
    Sleep again and talk to Encablossa who tells you that you must get the Narrow
    Wisdom and the Potion of Self-Confidence to mutate. Warp to the Road of Chaos
    and turn around. You will see the Narrow Wisdom as a glowing orb right behind
    where you started off. Pick it up and then head for the Gateway map in the Road
    of Chaos, this is the fourth map. Find the entrance to The Gap and defeat
    Keither to get the potion.
    Now go to sleep and talk to Valdemaar and Morene until they stop saying new
    things. Once that is done head on to the final fight and take out Encablossa.
    You will need to sleep at the statues four times to actually start th quest. To
    get it started you must use different Idols although you can sometimes sleep at
    the third one twice to start this. Now you need the Blessing of Absolute from
    the three Idols. Wake up once you have the quest and cycle through the Idols
    until you can talk to the Idol of Death. Do so to find out that you need the
    three Splinters and must make them into perfect versions of themselves.
    Talk to all three Idols to get their respective splinters. To make them grow to
    their perfect forms you will have to do a lot of killing. Start with Perfect
    Greed by heading to the Hall of Arrogance. You will only have to go around and
    kill off a bunch of the Sculptor Apprentices, Sculptor Maestros and a variety
    of the statues. As you fight them you will get messages saying that the
    splinter has grown. Sooner, rather than later, you will get a message saying
    that it has grown into Perfect Greed.
    Now you have to go to sleep and chat with Encablossa and you will be told to
    start working on the Perfect Love. Wake up and use the statue to go to the
    Valley of Solitude and start hunting down the immortal lovers, Yuki Onna and
    Yuki Otoko. You will need to kill them off for quite some time but you will
    eventually be told that it has become the Perfect Love.
    Now go to sleep and talk to Encablossa again. You are told to start working on
    the Perfect Death splinter now. To make this splinter grow you need to kill off
    enemies that are dead but not, ie. the Undead. This requires that you start to
    kill skeleton soldiers, Flesh Men, Flesh Spears and Ghost Knights. You can find
    them scattered in each of the levels so I would suggest you start at the Forest
    of Embracing and work your way to the final levels. You should complete it by
    the time you finish the Valley of Solitude.
    Just as a note, the splinter will say that it is growing but sometimes it is
    not doing so. To find out if this is the case, check to see what the percentage
    is like in your quest menu.
    When it turns into Perfect Death head to an Idol, sleep and talk to Encablossa.
    After the cutscene ends simply play through the final level as normal, killing
    off Keither, sleeping and then Encablossa and you will complete this quest.
    6. Skills
    To gain skills you must kill enemies. Unfortunately the game doesn't tell you
    what enemies you must kill to gain the skill until you ask to learn it. As such
    this should help people out. I have also detailed where it's best to acquire 
    the skill in question.
    Novice Skills
    Cherub Statue
    Skeleton Soldier x16
    Skeleton Archer x13
    - Best Learned: Can be gotten on your first pass through Forest of Embracing.
    Chilling Touch
    Blue Lizardman Wizard x13
    Rare Blue Lizardman Wizard x3
    Blue Lizardman Warrior x5
    Rare Blue Lizardman Warrior x2
    - Best Learned: Second trip through the Forest of Embracing.
    Red Lizardman Soldier x6
    Blue Lizardman Soldier x6
    Stalker x13
    Red Lizardman Warrior x1
    Blue Lizardman Warrior x1
    Wooden Golem x1
    - Best Learned: Second trip through the Forest of Embracing.
    Red Lizardman Wizard x20
    Blue Lizardman Wizard x20
    Plant King x7
    - Best Learned: First trip through Forest of Embracing.
    Magic Shot
    Stalker x60
    Blue Lizardman Wizard x10
    - Best Learned: Second trip through Forest of Embracing.
    Plant Jack x7
    Plant Queen x7
    Stalker x33
    - Best Learned: When passing through the Forest of Embracing the second time.
    Throw Sand
    Red Lizardman Soldier x30
    Blue Lizardman Soldier x30
    Red Lizardman Archer x30
    Blue Lizardman Archer x30
    - Best Learned: Second trip through Forest of Embracing.
    Poison Needle
    Plant King x2
    Stalker x20
    Ripper x13
    Poison Ripper x13
    - Best Learned: Second trip through Forest of Embracing.
    Intermediate Skills
    Darkness Hand
    Ghost Knight x17
    Rare Ghost Knight x8
    Dark Knight x17
    Rare Dark Knight x8
    Blacksand Shaman of Darkness x100
    Blacksand Warrior x33
    - Best Learned: Will likely require two trips through Desolation to get this.
    Forest Guardian Head x12
    Forest Guardian x2
    - Best Learned: Will take three fights against the Guardian to acquire.
    Chain Lightning
    Lightning Knight x6
    Rare Lightning Knight x3
    Blacksand Shaman of Fire and Lightning x13
    Iron Golem x6
    Rare Iron Golem x3
    - Best Learned: If you can find the rare Lightning Knights and golems this can 
    be gotten by the time you finish the Hall of Arrogance.
    Mirror of Abyss
    Chandelier x2
    Sculptor Apprentice x20
    Sculptor Maestro x20
    - Best Learned: Hall of Arrogance, first time. The chandelier is found in the
    Sunrise Atrium. Look at the ceiling.
    Frozen Flesh Spear x13
    Ice Knight x13
    Blacksand Soldier x66
    Frozen Flesh Man x13
    - Best Learned: It will likely take several trips through Solitude to kill
    enough enemies.
    Ripper x66
    - Best Learned: In the Forest of Embracing, at any time.
    Scorpion Spider x53
    Blacksand Shaman of Darkness x10
    Blacksand Soldier x66
    Louse x66
    - Best Learned: Pick it up in the Forest of Embracing, kill the Louses and then
    go to City of Desolation. You should easily get it there.
    Snow Bat
    Snow Bat x60
    Frozen Flesh Man x20
    Ice Knight x25
    Yuki Onna x40
    - Best Learned: Likely by the second pass through Solitude.
    Red Lizardman Wizard x33
    Forest Guardian Head x7
    Blacksand Shaman of Fire and Lightning x17
    - Best Learned: You can get most of this in a single pass. It will take two
    fights against the Guardian to get the heads.
    Mutated Curian x1
    Blacksand Shaman of Fire and Lightning x13
    - Best Learned: Can only be gotten if you are playing as, or with, Kendal. It
    can be gotten quite easily.
    Driller x20
    Ice Driller x20
    - Best Learned: If you have it as a quest then you can get it by the time you
    beat Solitude the first time.
    Flesh Spear
    Flesh Spear x20
    Ghost Knight x6
    Flesh Man x20
    - Best Learned: Can be gotten by the first pass through Desolation.
    Power of Love #1
    Flesh Man x33
    Frozen Flesh Man x33
    Explosive Flesh Man x33
    Frozen Ice Maiden x2
    - Best Learned: It will take you two fights against the Ice Maiden but you will
    have to go to Cave of Rage and fight a bunch of the Explosive Flesh Men but
    that will only take you one or two passes, tops.
    Forest Guardian x7
    Forest Guardian Head x100
    Plant King x33
    Plant Queen x100
    - Best Learned: It will take you 25 fights against the Forest Guardian and it
    will likely take you at least 8 or 9 trips through the Forest of Embracing to
    kill the required Plant Kings. Let the queens spawn from the kings until you
    have the required amount.
    Ice Sword
    Frozen Ice Maiden x1
    Frozen Flesh Man x33
    Ice Knight x13
    Rare Ice Knight x6
    Ice Driller x13
    - Best Learned: The only hard part here are the rare knights. Try to do all the
    others first and worry about them last. Everything else can be gotten in one
    clean sweep.
    Golem Heart
    Magma Man x33
    Magma Giant x6
    - Best Learned: Easily gotten in one pass of the Caves of Rage.
    Necromancer x13
    Fire Necromancer x13
    Ice Necromancer x13
    - Best Learned: Easily gotten in one pass through the game if you have it when
    you fight the Ice Necros.
    Angel Statue
    Cherub Statue x33
    Angel Statue x20 
    Archangel Statue x13
    - Best Learned: This might take you two or three passes through the Halls of
    Arrogance but otherwise is easily gotten.
    Vampire Bat
    Flesh Man x100
    Flesh Spear x100
    Flesh Golem x20
    - Best Learned: It will likely take you around 5 play throughs of the City of
    Desolation to get this.
    Petrify Breath
    Sculptor Apprentice x200
    Sculptor Maestro x20
    Angel Statue x30
    Archangel Statue x10
    Invisible x50
    - Best Learned: Go to the Halls of Arrogance and kill enemies until all that
    remains are the Invisibles. Then play through the game, you will get it in due
    Power of Love #2
    Rare Encablossan Archmage x6
    Encablossan Archmage x20
    Yuki Onna x33
    Yuki Otoko x26
    Mutated Curian x3
    Keither x3
    - Best Learned: This is tough as it requires you to fight Keither 3 and Curian
    3 times, meaning both levels will need to be played repeatedly. You can only
    fight Curian as Kendal. Otherwise the hard part is the rare Archmagi.
    Invisible x50
    Rare Invisible x30
    Mutated Curian x3
    Keither x3
    - Best Learned: This is tough as it requires you to fight Keither 3 and Curian
    3 times, meaning both levels will need to be played repeatedly. You can only
    fight Curian as Kendal. Otherwise the hard part is the rare Invisible.
    Blacksand Shaman of Darkness x100
    Dark Knight x50
    Encablossan Archmage x25
    Keither x10
    Mutated Curian x10
    Rare Dark Knight x25
    - Best Learned: This is tough as it requires you to fight Keither 3 and Curian
    3 times, meaning both levels will need to be played repeatedly. You can only
    fight Curian as Kendal. Otherwise the hard part is the rare Dark Knight.
    Keither x3
    Encablossan Archmage x40
    Rare Encablossan Archmage x15
    Skeleton Soldier x50
    - Best Learned: To learn this easily, beat the game and then return to fight
    Keither a few more times. It shouldn't take you very long to get this.
    Encablossan Archmage x30
    Flame Knight x40
    Balrog x3
    Magma Man x50
    Rare Magma Giant x30
    - Best Learned: You will have to fight the boss 3 times to get this. During the
    level runs to do so you can get most of the others. It will likely take you two
    passes through the final level to get the required Archmagi kills.
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