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Version: 0.8 | Updated: 12/10/06

                    ~Fancy ASCII logo coming soon~

                        Final Fantasy III
                           Mognet FAQ
                              V 0.8

By: typhlosion5555
Copyright 2006 Jorge Gomez
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Please note that this guide may contain SPOILERS, so read at your own risk,
since some of the NPC names may reveal plot information.

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                      Table of Contents:

I.    Introduction                               [1int]

II.   Mognet                                     [2mog]
       1. Overview                               [2ove]
       2. Basic Functions                        [2fun]
          a) Send Mail
          b) View Mail
          c) Address Book
          d) Moghouse

III.  Onion Knight                               [3onk]
       1. Requirements                           [3req]
       2. The Lost Children                      [3sid]
       3. Job overview                           [3job]

IV.   The Legendary Blacksmith                   [4leg]
       1. Legendary Smith Locations              [4loc]
       2. Job Mastery Cards                      [4mas]
       3. Job Specific Equipment                 [4jse]

V.    The Ultima Weapon                          [5ult]
       1. The Pendant                            [5pen]
       2. Orichalcum                             [5ori]

VI.   The Secret Dungeon                         [6dun]

VII.  NPC Mail                                   [7npc]
       1. Topapa                                 [7top]
       2. Takka                                  [7tak]
       3. Sara                                   [7tar]
       4. Cid                                    [7cid]
       5. The 4 Old Men                          [7men]
       6. Alus                                   [7alu]

VIII. Miscellaneous                              [8mis]
       1. Time Cheat                             [8tim]

IX.   FAQ                                        [9faq]

X.    Credits                                    [10cr]

XI.   Version History                            [11vr]

XII.  Contact                                    [12ct]


| I. I N T R O D U C T I O N         [1int]  |

Long has been the wait for the remake of the Final Fantasy game that never
made it to America, Final Fantasy 3. With it, thousands of fans from all over
the world awaited patiently for possible new features that could enhance
a game that came out originally more than 15 years ago, and fortunately,
Square-Enix delivered. FF3 DS came with several upgrades to the storyline but
more importantly, to the gameplay itself, thanks to the addition of the
Mognet 'quest'.

Moreover, this FAQ will clear any possible doubts you may have about this
messaging service and of course, with it you will be able to unlock the 
Onion Knight and the ultimate equipment (and the dungeon) [hopefully] faster.

If you have problems finding anything in this guide at all, please use
CTRL+F plus the code found in brackets at the Table of Contents. For example,
if you wish to see the 'NPC Mail' section, just hit CTRL+F and then type
'[5npc]'. Yeah, it's _that_ easy.

As always, if you have any comments or want to contribute, please check
the Contact section, I'll be glad to answer your questions. With that aside,
let's begin!

| II. M O G N E T                    [2mog]  |

Shortly stated, Mognet is a way to send people messages via Nintendo's Wi-Fi
Connection. [Un]fortunately for some of you, this may not sound all that
exciting, however, Square-Enix also found a way to make the player use
this feature, since the jobs' ultimate weapons/armor and the Onion Knight job
(unatteinable via the storyline) can only be obtained by using Mognet.

1. Overview                         [2ove]

So how does one start using this feature anyways? It's really simple, to
start sending messages, talk to Moogles in towns or villages to access the
'Mognet', which, as stated earlier, will let you send letters to NPCs or
friends outside the game.

Please note that this function is not required to complete the game, but
it is the only way of unlocking extra equipment and the Onion Knight job
(more on that later).

You can access the Mognet from the moment you reach the first town, so you
can enjoy this feature pretty much from the start of the game :D. Another
important thing is that Moogles are found in any important town in the game,
so you will not have to be running around in order to send mail. The way I see
it is that Square-Enix wanted us to send a letter while taking a break from
'adventuring' *cough*expgrinding*cough* outside towns.

You can send mail to NPCs without the use of Nintendo's Wi-Fi connection.
However, if you wish to send mail to friends (and you will need to, in case
you want the unlockables), you must have either a router at home or the
Nintendo USB connector. If you lack any of these, you could always go to a
hotspot. Popular hotspots in the US include Starbucks and McDonalds.

There's a limit to how many letters you can send. You're able to send one per
hour to a player and to an NPC. So you could send 2 letter tops per hour (one
for an NPC and one for a friend). There's a trick to this though, if you
don't mind changing the DS clock everytime you send a letter.

And before you ask, the dreadful Friend Codes are back. Yep, nothing we can
do about it, even the Wii has them. XD

Now that you know what's Mognet, let's look at all of the available functions
of this service.

2. Basic Functions                  [2fun]

  -The Mognet Menu

Once you talk with a Moogle, a menu will come up on the Touch Screen with
four different options:

               |         |                |          |
               |         |                |          |
               |         |                |          |
               |  . . .  |                |  . . .   |
               |  . . .  |  ^_^           |  . . .   |  <- That's supposed to
               |         | (´o´)          |          |     be a Moogle, go 
               |         |  |_|           |          |     figure.
               |         |                |          |
               |                                     |
               |         |                |          |
               |         |                |     x    |
               |   ||    |   Send Mail    |   y   a  |
               |  ----   |   View Mail    |     b    |
               |  ----   |   Address Book |          |
               |   ||    |   Moghouse     |  .start  |
               |         |                |  .select |
               |         |                |          |

  a)Send Mail

This option is pretty self-explanatory. It lets you send letters to either an
NPC or to a friend of yours. The NPCs that are selectable change as you
progress through the game. Here's a list of the options that you get once
you select this menu:
               -A Nearby Friend: Readies a letter & sends it to someone via
                                 local wireless communication.

               -A Faraway Friend: (Requires Wi-Fi access) Readies a letter &
                                  sends it to someone on your Address Book if
                                  that person has also accepted you. If your
                                  friend has not entered your Friend Code yet,
                                  then their number will be gray-colored and
                                  you won't be able to send them any mail.

               -Several NPCs: Automatically prepares & sends a letter to the
                              desired NPC (you cannot type anything on it).
                              For a complete list of selectable NPCs plus their
                              letter transcripts, please check section 7.

  b)View Mail

Upon checking this option, you will be able to check mail recieved from the
denizens of the FFIII world or simply check what you've gotten from friends
throghout the world. Mail gotten from NPCs will [most of the times] be recieved
at the exact same moment you send them a letter (talk about a fast reply XD),
if you do not get a letter from them, then it means you must keep sending 
letters with the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, or simply progress more with
the storyline. 

  c)Address Book

This is your personal Address Book in Final Fantasy III. Here you can check
several things:
               -Friend Roster: This displays your current friends. At first,
                               only their friend number will be there, but once
                               you recieve a letter from them, you'll be able
                               to see the name they put in the Nintendo DS
                               general options. If you select a name, you can
                               delete a friend. Finally, you can have a total
                               of 28 friends in your Roster.

               -Enter Friend Code: Here you can enter a Friend Code in order to
                                   register a new friend. Note that your friend
                                   will need to register you too if you wish
                                   to recieve/send mail from each other.
               -Display Friend Code: Once you register in the Nintendo's Wi-Fi
                                     connection, you can check your own Friend
                                     Code here.


Also known as 'Communication Features'. This will let you recieve new mail from
local wireless communication or in Nintendo's Wi-Fi Connection. This is also
a quick way for the system to acknowledge whether or not a friend has added
you to his or her friend roster.

| III. O N I O N   K N I G H T        [3onk] |

The Onion Knight was the default version in the original FFIII game. Since
it was pretty much replaced by the Freelancer class this time around, Square
Enix decided to make it a secret job only unlockable by the use of Mognet.

1. Requirements                    [3req]

There are two requirements that you must meet in order to trigger the Onion
Knight Job sidequest. Note that you will need to have Wi-Fi access in order
to get this job.

1. First, you must send at least 7 letters to your friends over Wi-Fi, note
   that you can send 7 to one person or many.
2. Recieve 4 letters from Topapa.
   This is attainable by sending 4 letters to him, on his fourth reply, he
   will tell you to go back to Ur, so do so.

2. The Lost Children               [3los]

Once you're in Ur, speak with Topapa himself (he's the elder of the village
in case you forgot, his house is blue right in front of the entrance of Ur).
If you've been paying close attention to his letters, you would know that the
children are lost because they went to play too far from the village. 
Elder Topapa will entrust you the mission of rescuing the children.

Now, go to the Altar Cave found to the north.

Altar Cave

Recommended level: 13

As soon as you enter the cave, go south and down the stairs. Obviously
the enemies aren't a problem because they are the same you encountered when
you were level 1. Once you go downstairs, continue west across the path and
a cutscene will ensue, it seems our four heroes have found the children!

But wait! The children are being attacked by Bombs!

Bomb x3
HP: 350 each
Difficulty: *
Strategy: If you've went to the Subterranean Lake before doing this, then you
should know that the Bombs are weak to Ice magic. This should not pose a 
problem to your party unless you're below level 13. Just keep casting
Blizzara/Blizzard and/or using your Ice Staves. Their Self-Destruct attack can
still hurt, though, so heal as neccesary.

You get 330 gil and 300 EXP for your trouble.

The children will now thank you but before you go back to Ur, they will stop
you and give you one last shard of the Wind Crystal... which will let you
change into the Onion Knight job! Congratulations!

3. Job Overview                    [3job]

Okay, the Onion Knight is not all that great when you first get it, the
reason is because this job has really late maturity rate, which means the job
will be EXTREMELY weak, however, starting level 90 (character level, not
job level), the Onion knight will start to pick up, even reaching the highest
growth level at 99, with 99 on all stats!

On top of that, the class is able to cast both Lv. 8 white and black magic,
so I guess it's a way to reward players that depend on grinding in order
to progress >_>.


The Legendary Smith will start appearing as soon as you send 5 letters to
Takka. She will help you forge different weapons/armor for your level 99
jobs, but in order to do this, you must first complete the Ultima Weapon
sidequest, since Princess Sara's pendant must be repaired in order
for the blacksmith to appear randomly in towns.

1. Legendary Smith Locations       [4loc]

The Legendary Smith will change locations after you meet her for the very
first time, you can just keep zoning in and out of towns until you find her.

   |                       Possible Locations                       |
   | Ur: By the well               | Sasune: East tower, 3F         | 
   | Healing Copse                 | Village of the Ancients: Inn   |
   | Gysahl: In the Chocobo Pen    | Dwarven Hollows:Subterranean   |
   |                               |  Lake zone                     |
   | Replito: Inside northern house| Saronia: Castle 2BF            |
   | Doga's Manor                  | Ancient Ruins: Inn             |

| V. T H E   U L T I M A   W E A P O N [5ult] |

This is a quest to get the best sword in the game, the Ultima Weapon.
As with the Onion Knight sidequest, you must have sent 7 messages to people
over Wi-Fi in order to trigger this quest. This quest revolves around two
important NPCs that you've met through the game, Princess Sara and Takka the

1. The Pendant                     [5pen]

Once you send 4 letters to Sara, you'll recieve a letter entitled 'Help!'
by the Princess herself. You must go to Castle Sasune if you wish to continue
this sidequest.

You can find Sara in her room at the top of the Eastern Tower of 
Sasune Castle. It seems the Princess' pendant has broken and she needs 
someone to fix it, so she'll give Ingus her pendant, now it's time to take
it to Takka in Kazus.

Takka will be unable to do anything at all, so... that takes us to the next
step of our sidequest, which becomes available after you send 5 letters
to Takka. As soon as you do, he'll tell you about the Legendary Smith,
which can be found in the northwestern part of the Saronia Kingdom.

Once there. look on the right part of the woods and you will find her.
Apparently she likes Ingus's eyes so she'll do a special favor just for him
>_>. The pendant will be fixed now, take it to Princess Sara back in the
Floating Continent and you'll be done with the first part of the sidequest.

2. Orichalcum                      [5ori]

Send 4 letters to Cid.

| VI. T H E   S E C R E T   D U N G E O N [6dun] |

Coming soon!

| VII. N P C   M A I L                [7npc] |

Just as you can send mail to friends via Nintendo's Wi-Fi Connection, you're
also able to send letters to the denizens of the FFIII world. As you progress
through the storyline, you'll be able to send letters to more NPCs. If you 
stop recieving replies from them, then it is possible that either:
 A) The mail chain has stopped for that particular NPC.
 B) You must send more messages via Wi-Fi to people before trying again.
 C) You must progress more in the storyline.

These letters, other than helping you unlock the Onion Knight, etc., give
you some backstory on some important NPCs that you meet throughout the course
of the game.

1. Topapa                          [7top]

You can send mail to Topapa from the moment you leave the town of Ur.


 Letter #1
  -Title: How are you?
  -Body: Luneth, Arc, how fare you?
         Ur is just not the same without
         you two.
         Everyone here misses you,
         and we all pray for your safe

 Letter #2
  -Title: Ur
  -Body: A traveling merchant came to
         Ur the other day. He was riding
         a chocobo! They're fine steeds

 Letter #3
  -Title: The Children of Ur
  -Body: Recently, the children have started
         to play farther and farther away
         from Ur. While I praise their
         adventorous spirits, I worry that
         it will lead them to trouble.

 Letter #4
  -Title: The Children are in Trouble!
  -Body: The children have not come back
         from their recent "exploration"
         trip! We have searched as far from
         Ur as we dared, but could not find

Please note that if you recieve Letter#4 you're elegible for the Onion
Knight sidequest. Check section 3 for more details.

2. Takka                           [7tak]

You can send mail to Takka after he gives Refia permission to accompany you
on your journey.


 Letter #1
  -Title: Refia
  -Body: Are you doing all right, Refia?
         Remember to come straight
         home once you've completed
         this journey of yours. There's
         much work for you to do!

 Letter #2
  -Title: Kazus
  -Body: Kazus has recovered well from
         that Djinn fiasco. You should
         come visit when you have the

 Letter #3
  -Title: Must Be Getting Old
  -Body: Hey, I got this order for mythril
         gear recently, so I went into the
         mines to get some ore... I must
         be getting old. I wasn't able to
         carry back half the mythril I used to!

 Letter #4
  -Title: The Legendary Smith
  -Body: I don't know if I've told you, but
         there's supposed to be this
         legendary smith wandering in the
         world. Rumor has it she fixes
         things so well, they look brand new!

If you've progressed enough in the Ultima Weapon sidequest, you'll be
able to repair Sara's pendant once you get Takka's fifth letter.

 Letter #5
  -Title: Orichalcum
  -Body: Have I ever told you about
         orichalcum, the legendary metal?
         Rumor says that there's nothing
         an orichalcum weapon can't cut!

Note: You must have reached the Dark Continent in order to get letter#5.

3. Sara                            [7sar]

You are able to send mail to Princess Sara after you defeat the Djinn.


 Letter #1
  -Title: Hello, Ingus
  -Body: Ingus, everyone, how are you
         doing? Father and I are both
         fine, as well as the rest of the
         people in the castle.
         Stop by to say hi if you have time.

 Letter #2
  -Title: Bored...
  -Body: Being a princess is not all that
         it's cracked up to be. I wish I could
         go on great adventures like you.
         Take me with you someday, all right?

 Letter #3
  -Title: Sasune of Late
  -Body: Everyone in the castle has gone
         back to their daily routine after
         the Djinn was banished. It's as if
         it never happened. I would like
         to thank you again for helping us.
         Have a safe journey!

 Letter #4
  -Title: Help!
  -Body: My pendant broke today...
         No one in the castle was able to
         fix it. This pendant is very dear
         to me. Let me know if you meet
         someone who can help.

Note that at this time you're able to start the Ultima Weapon sidequest,
check section 5 for more details.

4. Cid                             [7cid]

The option of sending mail to Cid becomes available after you escort him to
his house in Canaan.


 Letter #1
  -Title: How I met Mrs. Cid
  -Body: The first time I met Mrs. Cid, she was
         a passenger on my airship.
         It was love at first flight! Get it?
         Har har har! ...Ahhhhhh.

 Letter #2
  -Title: My First Date with Mrs. Cid
  -Body: I took Mrs. Cid to a village called Gysahl
         on our first date. There isn't much to
         do there, but they sure can grow some
         great-tasting veggies, and don't you tell
         me women aren't into that!

You cannot get any more letters from Cid until you repair the Airship.

 Letter #3
  -Title: When You Were Babies
  -Body: You four sure were a handful when
         you were toddlers! Y'all turned out
         okay in the end. Or at the very least,
         you're all toilet-trained.

5. The 4 Old Men                   [7men]

You're able to send mail to The 4 Old Men right after you get the
Levigrass shoes.

 Letter #1
  -Title: Long Time No See!
  -Body: Salutations, Warriors! How are you
         little squirts? We wanted to thank
         you again for helping us in the sewers,
         and we owe you one. Let us know if
         you need our help!

6. Alus                            [7alu]

You can send mail to Prince Alus once you beat Garuda.

 Letter #1
  -Title: Hello, Arc!
  -Body: Saronia is a big city... and big cities
         have very big problems. I'm doing my
         best, and I think I am finally getting the
         hang of this... I hope your journey is
         going smoother than my rule. 

| VIII. M I S C E L L A N E O U S     [8mis] |

Anything that wouldn't fit in the other sections, but is relevant to Mognet
can be found here, such as the well-known Time Cheat.

1. Time Cheat                      [8tim]

The game by rule does not let you send more than one letter per hour, although
this can change if you like to cheat >_>. There's no downside in doing this
other than the fact that you won't have the right time in your DS.

Once you send a letter, save the game and turn it off. Turn it on again and
go to the DS settings menu and change the DS clock by one hour afterwards.
Go to FFIII again and you'll be able to send another letter again. Rinse and
repeat as you see fit.

Note that if it's 11PM you'll need to change the date. This is because if you
keep going, you'll end up sending a letter on a previous date (at the start
of that same day instead of the following day).

| IX. F A Q                           [9faq] |

1. What's Mognet?
Shortly stated, Mognet is a way to send people messages via Nintendo's Wi-Fi

2. Can I get anything useful if I use Mognet a lot?
Sure you can! The Onion Knight job and the jobs' ultimate weapon/armor are
gotten thanks to this service too.

3. How do I unlock the Onion Knight job class?
Check section 3 for more details.

4. The Onion Knight? Weren't they available at the beginning of the original
game released on the NES?
Yes, but in this version, Square-Enix decide to actually give the characters
a name and unique clothing, calling the first job 'Freelancer' instead of 
Onion Knight. The only way to get this job now is to do the Onion Knight quest.

5. ZOMG! I'm not getting any more mail from NPCs, why is that?
If you wish to recieve more mail from NPCs -and you'll want to if you want
the O.K. job and the other unlockables- you'll need to send more letters to
your friends. Also note that the NPCs will stop sending you letters since
it's not like they have and endless chain of messages to send you >_>.
Specifically, the last letter you'll recieve from them is #4, except for Takka,
who sends 5 letters.

6. Can I send more than 1 letter per hour?
Short answer: No.
Long answer: Yes, change the DS clock to one hour after the first letter you
             sent, you'll have to keep doing this if you wish to send more
             letters though.

7. Help! The time cheat isn't working!!!
If it's 11 PM, you'll need to change the date as well >_>.

8. Can I add you to my friend roster?
Sure! I'd love to get a letter or two. My friend code is:
3780-4300-5587. Now send me yours so I can add you <_<.

9. I can't seem to type more than 1 word! How can I input a space?
This is perhaps the most tedious thing in Mognet, the space character is
on the 'Symbols' menu, and yes, you will have to go there everytime you
wish to type a word.

10. Do I have to type elaborated messages in order to unlock everything?
No, but would you like to recieve random messages with no content at all?
Didn't think so D:.
| X. C R E D I T S                    [10cr] |

-CJayC: For creating GamefAQs.
-ASCII Generator: For making my ASCII art.
-Square-Enix: For creating Final Fantasy, my favorite series of all time ^_^
-Jake: He's one of my first friends that I made while playing this game. If
       it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be able to send the required number of
       letters to unlock the extra stuff :P

| XI. V E R S I O N   H I S T O R Y   [11vr] |

.8 - December 10th: First Release        

| XII. C O N T A C T                  [12ct] |

Have any questions? Comments? Do you want to contribute?
If I missed something or you just want to say hi, contact me at 
jorgom[at]gmail.com with the subject:
Final Fantasy III.

|Copyright 2006| Jorge Gomez
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